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WASHINGTON, D. C., OTJEIIDAX MORNIa, APRIL 193 1S95 SIX PAGES.
LE8MBD Ml TIE LIGHT
He Will flot Permit Religious
Services in Jail.
Proclamation Calling on Insur
gents to Lay Down Arms,
CAST OUT THE CHRISTIANS
SEN0R DE LOME- LS HAVANA
Central Union Mission "Workers for the Good
of Humanity No Longer Permitted There.
Custom of Thirteen Years' Standing Vio
latedHis Contompt Freely Ixpressod
for Those Who Labor for Sin-laden Souls.
Because of the anti-Christian tyranny
of "Warden Loonard 300 prisoners lan
guish Jn the dungeon gloom of the District
Jail without spiritual consolation or
To deny to these men such consolation
as they may realizo from religious exer
cises is the torture of tyranny. It is
brutality. It is wrong to the community
with which many of these prisoners
will again mingle at the expiration of
The story In brief is that "Warden Leonard
has fcfloed an oriier prohibiting the hold
ing of religious exorcises at the jail on
Sunday. Application is, however, to
be nude to the judges of the several
courts to compel Leonard to permit
Sunday services for the lienefit of the
criminals, lu conformity with a custom
of thirteen years' standing.
Thirteen years ago the Young Men's
Christian Association was granted per
rotestoa, through the influence of the
judges of the courts, to hold a religious
Bvrvice each Sunday afternoon in the ro
tunda of the Jail.
Warden .xJroeker lent a helping hand,
becaoee he saw in it a chance for good.
Men pitting away in the sunless cells
were often brought under the sway of
Cbrtetian influence who could not be
reached in any other way.
"WORK FOR THE CHRISTIANS.
At that time there were no benches at
the jail, and the Y. M. C. A. was called
upon to provide them. Mr. B. H. "Warner
and Thomas Smith donated the lumler and
the prisoners made the benches. Each Sun
day a herdic load of Christian workers
"would go out.
The facrtpuires were read, stirring hymns
were rang, prayers devoutly said; ex
periences low and God's Messing asked.
This continued tilt the establishment of
the Central Union Mine ion, when this
worthy institution provided the necessary
Since then the work has been nominally
under the auspices of the Young Men's
Christian Association, but really under
the direction of the mission. It is be
lieved tbatrnuch good was wrought. Very
often, 'prisoners released from the jail
would come to the mission, and fctart their
The same conditions prevailed during
the incumbency of "Warden Burke, but
Leonard, throughout bis regime, has mani
fested aversion and hostility to the Chris
tian workers. "When the benches, which
had been made gratuitously by "Warden
Croker. needed repair, Leonard gave the
job to his brottier, and presented a bill to
the Y. M. C. A. for $20. The work at the
outside would, it is said, have required but
the labor of one carpenter for one day.
It is insinuated that he bad the work per
formed by the prisoners and charged for it
as though done by free labor.
He has several times told tils friends that
the Christian people were a nuisance and,
that they tried to ran the jail on Sundays.
He has impugned their motives and denied
the results of their work. The Christian
lulks state that Leonard did not want litem
around the jail bocausc they conversed
with the prisoners, and the Tcports of
brutality tnd profanity on the part of
Leonard and some of the keepers were
"When the smallpox scare "was at its
heighth, Leonard sentfor the jail committee
of the Y. M. C. A., composed of Messrs.
"Wheeler, S wartwout, "Wormsley and "Wood,
and told them that because of danger of
Infecting the prisoners, they would have
to suspend those disagreeable Sunday
INSULT TO THE VISITORS.
This was taken as a deliberate insult to
the Christians, because they stood in more
imminent danger from infection from the
prisoners, drawn aa many of them were
from the slums of the city, than the prisoners
did from them. Besides, the workers, some
years back, had maintained their services
despite the fact that two cases of the loath
some nvdady existed among the tenauts
of the prison.
By the order of Leonard, all religious
exercises were abolished, and efforts to
have them resumed have thus far proved
futile. A request was sent him that if Sunday
services would not be tolerated, would he
please permit a missionary to be sent to jail
each day to work with the inmates in their
-"No," declared Leonard. "Christian
ranters arc nuisances."
Last week the Central Union Mission and
the Young Men's Christian Association
threatened him that if he did not permit a
resumption of Christian services the matter
would bo brought to the attention of the
judges, who. had granted permission for
This scared Leonard, and he wanted to
compromise by "permitting," as he phrased
it, "four memebrs of the Christian Asso
ciation to come to the jail for an hour on
Sundays and meet the men in theircells,the
names of these workers to be sent to me on
the day previous." He reserved the right
to reject any of the workers authorized by
the Y. M. C A.
The Y. M. C. A. and the Central Union
Mission have considered the cell plan pro
posed by Leonard and have rejectediton the
ground that it would reoulre two hundred
workers to reach the prisoners in that way,
and for tlie further reason that they are
entitled to hold a regular religious service
there each Sunday. The result of thiB
struggle may result in the humiliation
of the conceited warden.
He will have to come orf his perch or lose
his job. The Christians of the District of
Columbia are going to hold religiousservices
at the District jail on Sundays, Leonard
willing or unwilling.
Ilojane in "Sla CouBlne."
In "Ma Couglne," which was the play
last night, at Allen's Grand Opera House,
Madame Itejane takes the role of
"Riquette," a French actress, who under
takes the reconciliation of a husband and
wife. The exactions of the role arc
finesse, diplomacy and the affectation of
the grand passion for the husband by
Theplay isdbcldedly French, butMadame
Re jane has a lovely part, and played the
peacemaker to perfection.
The wife to whom the wandering husband
is to be restored Is "Clotilde," Madame
Duluc, "Victorine," by Mile. Martial,
"Raoal," by M. Humbert; "Rosalie, "
by Mile. MarcheUi; "Champ Courtier," by
M. Numes, and "Gaston," by M, Maury.
The performance throughout was in the
hands of competent actors. "Divorcons"
will be the play to-night.
Flames Destroy & Town.
Madrid, April 18. The town of Taytl,
on one of the Philippine Islands, has been
destroyed by fire. Two thousand houses
"Were consumed, one life was lost.
Brink "Washington Brewery Company's
sore Champagne Lager.
DURANT TO TELL HIS STORY
His Attorney Says the Prisoner Is
Worhing on a Statement.
Police Say Absence of Any Bloody Clothing
Is the Only Weak Point
in the Case,
San Francisco, April IS. Theodore
Burant was very cheerful this morning and
greeted every one with whom he came in
contact with a smile and pleasaut words.
The probable change in the conduct of the
accused man is caused by the belief that
the police have exhausted every mine of
information against him. The searching of
the church is finished, and no further evi
dence has been brought to light.
-Police Surgeon Somers visited him this
morning to study his actious In anticipaton
of aplea of insanity when the caseis brought
to trial. Br. SomerssaysthatDurantshows
no signs of an unbalanced mind.
Gen. Dickinson, Duraufs attorney, called
on Durant to-day and the two held an ani
mated conversation, which lasted for some
time. At the conclusion of the conference,
his client was about to make a statement
which was not to be made public at present
and required the police to see that Durant
was not disturbed.
Duraut worked the "whole afternoon on
the document and denied himself to all
newspaper men and his friends.
Little hope is expressed that any bloody
clothing belonging to the murderer will be
discovered. This, the police say, is the only
weak point against the prisoner.
A slight reaction in public opinion has
set in in favor of Durant, brought about
by the testimony of those who witnessed
his cool actions after the discovery of the
body. His comrades of the Signal Corps,
won were present when the news of the
finding of Miss "Williams' body and that
Durant was wanted for the crime, was
flashed by the heliograph telegraph sys
tem from this city to Mount Diablo, say
that not a muscle moved or flush passed
over his face.
His actions at the Christian Endeavor
meeting, on Jbe night of the murder of
Miss "Williams were so gay and he seemed
so self-possessed, that there are many who
think the police have run down the wrong
On the other handV the circumstantial
testimony against Durant is so strong that
something else will have to be done to re
move from the minds of many people the
impression that he is the guilty man.
BUTLER A BOY BEATER.
rinkcrton Detective nt the Itnco Trneks
Displays Cowardly Ferocity.
A brutal assault upon a little eleven-year-old
boy by Seymour Butler, a Pinkerton
detective, caused quite a commotion In
front of the Metropolitan Hotel last
Butler is employed at the St. Asaph and
Alexander Island race tracks, and yester
day he ejected from the place Patscy
Braunlgan, an exercise boy at St. Asaph,
whom he said was making himself objec
tionable. Butler is noted for his tough proclivities.
He seldom nses his authority that he does
not assault the person with whom ho comes
in contact, and when he put little
PatSey out used the child very roughly.
After returning from the races yesterday
Patscy met Butler on the avenue and up
braided him for his roughnes-s, whereupon
Butler struck the boy in the race with his
fist, knocking him down.
At this juncture a passer-by named
Charles L. Hill stepped up and told
Butler that he should be ashamed of
himself. The detective tamed fiercely
upon Hill, ripping out an oath, asked what
he had to do with it and struck him.
He knocked Hill's hat off, and when the
latter stooped to pick it up Butler struck
A policeman took them before Inspector
Hollinberger, who made Hill leave $5
collateral, but upon Butler giving him a
smooth tale he said he would be respon
sible for the detective's appearance in
the police court this morning.
"Wages Increased and Stoady "Work.
North Adams, Mass., April 18. The
strikers of the Linwood mill returned to
work to-day after having been out three
weeks. The return to the old schedule of
"Westerly, It. I., April 18. The weavers
in the Westerly Woolen Company's mills will
return to workonMondaynext, Congressman
Warren Arnold, the proprietor, haviug
agreed to an increase of wages and steady
Painfully Injured hy a Jlicycllst.
Frank Merklin, a child, living at 710 H
street northeast, was run over and pain
fully Injured yesterday in front of 716 H
street by a bicycle ridden by George Fau
berschmidt, of 1320 Vermont avenue.
Bitten by a ret Dog.
Raymond Ebltrs, a young son of Police
man Ehlers, of the Ninth precinct, was
badly bitten about the faco by a pet dog
yesterday. The animal wa$)killed.
ANOTHER POLITICAL STORY WITHOUT WORDS.
He Cave Away Safe Blowers to
the Grand Jury.
BECOMES WITNESS FOR STATE
He Offered Some Time Ago to Tell if Prom
ised Immunity Confesses tho Full De
tails of the Ferry Company Bobbery:
Policeman Green's Caso Again Ignored
Secrets of the Jury Room That Loak Out.
The District supremo court grand juries
this winter and spring have proved very
leaky. On several occasions, facts which
were supposed to be locked in the secrecy
of their iron-clad obligation, under threat
of punishment for contempt of court, have
come out as rumors or statements of fact
that have been confirmed with more or
less exactness by subsequent events.
Yesterday it was rumored in police cir
cles and on the street, that the charge of
murder against Policeman A. W. Green
for killing Reuben Foster at Hillsduie,
had been ignored.
Seventeen members of the jury. It was
stated, had voted against indicting him.
It was further stated, Avlth much assur
ance, that Major William G. Moore, super
intendent of police; Sergt. Kirby, und
other policemen had been examined by
tho jury this week, and their evidence had
gone far toward exculpatiug Mr. Green.
BIRNEY WAS MUTE.
Mr. Birncy, when questioned about the
matter, simply shook his head. It is stated
that ho lias been quite confident of secur
ing an indictment upon the facts presented.
Another matter before tho grand Jury
yesterday was the safe-cracking job at
tho Washington Steamboat Company's
office. "Billy" Williams, now in jail
charged with housebreaking and larceny
in this case, was before the grand jury
yesterday. It is said he had previously
offered to turn government witness and
tell the whole story if he could gjtfn im
munity in tho other crooked work.
This was refused, but for a day or two
past the prosecution has been making
terms with him, and as a result he went
before the Jury yesterday morning.
EXPLAINS THE EPISODE.
It is stated that it was these negotia
tions to securchls escape from punishment
that led Williams to snub his attorney,
Eugene O'Neil, und led to O'Neil's at
tempted assault on Mr. Birney In the
ante-room of Judge Cole's court Wednes
The report is that Williams gave the
full details of the safe blowing, impli
cating, however, only the men now in
custody. It has been thought others
were concerned with them in that job, and
it was with that hope he was prom
ised escape if he would testify. In that
much, if the report be true, the government
has been disappointed, but it now has a
good case against those already indicted.
HIS ftONEY WAS HIS CURSE.
Inalllit3 to Collect u Lonn Impelled n
Rich Farmer to Suicide.
Raleigh, N. C, April 18. B. W. Huffman,
a rich farmer in Almance county, to-day
attempted suicide and is dangerously in
jured. He has loaned much money and was
unable to collcctafive thousand dollarloan.
This affected his mind.
Ho went home from the county town,
locked the door of hlB room andshothimself
three times in the breast and when his ramily
burst in the door of the room they found him
In bed attempting to cut his throat with a
pocket knife. They seized him in time to
save his life.
Arrested Gilbert for Housebreaking.
Policeman Muller, of the Fourth precinct,
last night arrested Eddie Gilbert, colored,
on the charge of housebreaking. Gilbert is
accused of having broken into tho linen
closet of the steamer George Leary during
her last run up from Clilton Beach, and
having abstracted sundry sheets and towels.
Grew Old in Prison.
Auburn, N. Y., April 18. Jane Brooks,
aged seventy, convicted of murder in the
first degree in New York city in the early
60's, but whose sentence, owing to a
popular feeling against hanging women
at that time, was commuted by Gov. Sey
mour to life Imprisonment, died in the
woman's prison hero.
Walkover for Norfolk.
Norfolk, Ta., April 18. Norfolk out
batted and outflelded the Petersburgs in
to-day's game. Herr pitched a beautiful
game for the local team, and both of Pe
tersburg pitchers were hit hard. Tho
weather was cold and the attendance
Drink Washington Brewery Company's
pure Champagne Lager.
LADY SOMERSET'S REPLY
She Doesn't Care to Refute in Detail
Rev. Mr. Hick's Accusations.
Says Hi3 Ignorance of English laws On
Entailed Property May Excuse His
The Associated Press yesterday received
the following card from Lady Henry Somer
set, the well-known lemperauee advocate:
"Reigate, England. My attention has
been called to the utterly, unfounded
charges made against mo by "a Mr. Hicks
a few weeks siuce on the eve of my sail
ing for home.
"I do not coonsider that it is necessary
for nie to enter into any detailed refuta
tion of these accusations frequently re
iterated by the enemies ot reforms with
which my name has come to be associated;
but if auy or my American friends desire
to ascertain the position I occupy with re
gard to tho management of my London
property, will they dome the favor to seek
for Information from the housing committee
of tho London county council?
"The ignorance of Mr. Hicks concerning
the laws of England eutailed property must
be his excuse for the absurd statements he
makes about my country estates. I have
legal information that his attack is libelous,
but if all the libels against reformers were
brought before the courts we should have
but little time for more useful occupation.
"My experience of tho fairness of the
American press makes me confident that
this communication will bo widely circu
lated as an act of justice to one who has
recived so many tokens of good will from
the home folk of America, and who has al
ways written and spoken as a friend and
not a critic ot the newer England across
New York, April 18. William E. Hicks
liveB in this city. He said to-night:
"Lady Somerset is evading the charges I
made. Nothing was said about herrenting
her property to liquor dealers. That's her
own business, but I did say that she was
publicly accused in thcLondon press last
fall of crusading against abaudoned women
at thq very time she was drawing rents from
them. My principal charge against Lady
Somcrset was that she is willing to reform
anything except tho special privileges
that make her rich."
WHAT'S IK A KAHE?
'Jones nml Morrison One mid the Same
Posture Stump Counterfeiter.
Chicago, April 18. C. O. Jones, the
f onner nawspapor artist, who was arrested
last night by the United States Secret
Service on tho charge of counterfeiting two
cent stamps, confessed to-day to Capt.
Porter that he and tho man Morrison are
one and tho same. J
Jones' friends say ho has been in Canada
for the past month, returning yesterday.
The secret service men tracked him to Cin
cinnati, where ho wrote to a .Chicago news
paper that his stamps wore' now for sale
in Mexico. -. '
Mrs. M. T. Mackt whowas in charge of
the Hamilton office, is thought to bo a
Chicago woman. She is uiider arrest in
Canada. " :
Col. Suurh' "Annual ?"Vislt.
Col. Otto L. Suess, comrnandor of Mary
laud Division, Sons of Veterans, paid his
annual visit to John A. Logan Camp, No.
2, with his staff. Tho G. A. R. Musical
Union, Col. Tracy, director were pres
ent, and rendered appropriate music.
Remarks were made by by Col, Suess, Post
Col. John It. Neeley, Post Capt. Davis, and
Post Col. E. It. Campbell, ( Col. Tracey,
Comrade Coleman, Capt. Depue, and others.
Jtefrcshments were served afrd a pleasant
evening enjoyed by those jpresent.
Smashing Sam Small's flVliulows.
Norfolk, Va., April IS. At about 8:30
to-night some malicious person threw a rock
through a window of the composing room
of the Daily Pilot with force enbtigh to
break a window, an electric light globe,
and knock a hole in the piaster of the wall
opposite. There is a clew to the miscreaut,
who is believed to have becu prompted to
the act by a certain liquor dealer.
W. A. C. Gymnastic Benefit.
The, management of the Washington
Athletic Club will have tho pleasure of
presenting to-night one of thebestgymnastic
and athlclid exhibitions ever given In this
city, the sum realized therefrom to be de
voted to the club benefit. '
Pretended Ho Ilnd a Dead Child.
John W. Rice, colored, who has been
publicly soliciting alms upon the plea of
providing burial for his child, was pulled
last night by Policeman Sroupe, of the
Niuth precinct, on the charge of vagrancy.
Inquiry by the police proved that he has
Drink Washington Brewery Company's
pure Champagne Lager.
Edward Darling's, Wife a Wash
ington Girl, Charged With It.
HIS MOTHER ACCUSES HER
Sho Was Beatrica Gay Klinele, a Million
aire's Daughter Mrs. Darling Declares
That Dr. Francis Spranger, of New York,
Now Her Former Daughter-in-law's
Husband, Was Her Accomplice.
New York, April 18. Mrs. Flora Adams
Darling, a writer ot war letters and one
of the founders ot the Daughters of the
Revolution, is seeking the indictment of
Dr. Francis XavJer Spranger and his wife,
who was formerly her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Edward Irving Darling, by the grand
jury of New York county.
The case is in the hands of Assistant
District Attorney Battle, and is now in
such shape that iriall probability it will
be presented to tho grand jury during the
coming week. Mrs. Darling's son, Ed
wrad Irving Darling, died on February
13, 1894, at Mount Clemens, Mich., from
what she claims to have been slow poison.
Edward" Irving Darling was a musical
composer and a poet. Prominent among
his best productions was a book entitled
"Echoes of tho Lake." Among his
operatic works was "Tho "Viking," which
is to be produced in a short time. Others
were "The Jolly Bachelors" and "The
THEY MET IN WASHINGTON.
The son met Beatrice Gay Klingle while
In Washington with his mother In 1885.
He fell in love with the girl and they were
married on September 15 of that year.
At first they came to this city, residing on
Pare avenue, but later they removed to De
troit, where Darling became manager of the
muslo house of Grinnell Bros.
A short time after his engagement there
he met with an accident in railing out of a
window and breaking several bones of his
body. Dr. Spranger, then a recent graduate
ot a Western college, was called in to attend
him. For many weeks the young man lay
in plaster of Paris casts and it is alleged
now that during this time the doctor fell in
On July 4, 1S92, the younger Mrs. Dar
ling received word of the death of her
father In Washington. This left her
an estate valued at more than $1,000,000,
consisting ot real estate in Washington and
government bonds. Mr. and Mrs. Dar
ling went to Washington to attend the
funeral, and stopped at the Ebbitt House
in that city.
While there the young man became vio
lently ill after drinking a glass ot milk.
Dr. Harrison, a physician ot that city,
attributed it to Impure miik. Mrs. Darling,
the mother, now claims that that milk
DR. SPRANGER'S MEDICINES.
After tho funeral of Mr.Klingle.Mr.andMrs.
Darling returned to Detroit, and from that
time on, it is said, the husband became an
invalid. According to the story told by
the mother Dr. Spranger was in constant
attendance upon her 6on.
When Dr. Spranger was questioned as to
the cause of the illness he said he wassuff er
1892, while in a bad condition physically,
Darling came to this city and visited his
aunt, Mrs. Duval Ncv Everett. While
stopping with her his health continued to
improve and he gained twenty-five pounds.
Mrs. Darling joined her husband m New
York on January 24, 1893, and it is said
brought with her medicine precrlbed by
Dr. Spranger. After a short time the son
begau to grow ill again according to the
story told by hismother and when his wife
returned home on March 1, he was again in
a precaarlous condition.
Darling returned to Michigan on June
20 of that year to live with his mother at
Mount Clemens. There he was attended
by Dr. Rihnrd Locchncr, who said that
the young man had been under the in fluence
of violent drugs, which had destroyed
the tissue of the body, and that his death
was only a question of a short time.
ACCUSED HIS WIFE.
The patient died on February 13, 1894,
but previous to his death he made a state
ment that his wife and Dr. Spranger had
systematically poisoned him and that he
would die from tho effects of the drugs
The body &is cremated without a post
mortem examination at the request of
the patient, who maintained that he did
not want his body to fall into tho hands
of his wife.
Mrs. Darling, the mother, Jiad Tealized,
as she now claims, that her sonjbad been
murdered, and took the matterT,bofore
District Attorney Frazier', ofDctroit,
who said that the suspicion, while perhaps
well founded, was not strong enough to
warrant the arrest of the doctor and her
At that time Mrs. Darling-the elder, had
advanced tho idea that her -son had been
poisoned, because his wife had fallen in
love with the doctor who had attended him.
The district attorney is said to have an
nounced at that time that should tho wife
ever marry tho doctor the motive would
MOTIVE NOW ESTABLISHED.
The motive, according to tho dead man's
mother, has now been established through
the public marriage of Dr. Spranger to Mrs.
Darling at the Corpus Christ! cathedral at
Baltimore on March G of this year. Dr.
Spranger and his wife aro now In south
ern California enjoying tbeirhoneymoon.
As soon as the marriage was announced,
John Qulncy Adams, a brother of the
dead man's mother, residing in this city,
took the care before District Attorney Fel
lows. He submitted proof, as ho claims,
that poison was administered to the son by
his wife while they stopped in this city in
the early part of 193. District Attorney
Fellows assigned tho case to Assistant
District Attorney George G. Battle, who is
making a thorough examination of all the
circumstances surrounding the death of
CIIIMISTS ARE AT WORK.
Among those who have given the story
to Mr. Battle are the dead man's mother,
Mrs. Duval Ney Everett, and Mrs. Leroy
Smith and John Quincy Adams. Several
different medicines, alleged to have con
tained poison, are now in the hands of Mr.
Battle, and rfre being analyzed by chemists.
Mrs. Darling, together with her sisters
and brother, was seeu at the residence of
Mr. Adams to-night. They talked freely
of the case, and said that in their opin
ion both Dr. Spranger and the new Mrs.
Spranger systematically poisoned young
Mr. Adams said that he should carry
the case before the courts and would see,
if possible, that the guilty party Is brought
Mr. Battlo, when seen in regard to the
matter this afternoon, admitted that he
had such a case in his hands, but was not
at the time prepared to talk about it. Mr
Adams will call upon Mr. Battle again
to-morrow to see how the case is progressing.
VRIGHT FOUND OBLIVION.
Death or tho Man Who Shot ImsHeLf With
Benjamin F. Wright, who attempted to
commit suicide by shooting himself five
times Wednesday morning, died at seven
o'clock yesterday morning at the Emer
Coroner Hammctt visited the hospital
shortly before noou, and after viewing
tho body decided that there was no doubt
that it was death by suicide, and as such
no inquest would be necessary. He or
dered that a certificate of-death be made
The body was turned over io Mr. John
Wright, the undertaker, and a brother ot
the deceased. The funeral services will
takke place Saturday at 4 o'clock p. m.,
probably from the residence of Mrs.
Wright, the wife of the deceased, at No.
1427 Eighth street northwest. Inter
ment will be in Glenwood.
Tho letter found on Wright after he shot
himself, directed to his brother, was
opened yesterday, but it is stated that it
gave no reason for his act, further than
to say that he wanted to die. It conveyed
assurances that the deed was his own,
and begged his brother to hold no one else
ANNE ROTHMOND IMPRISONED.
Halieas Corpus Employed, to Get TTer Out
of the Ilon-e of Good Shepherd.
J. Weed Corey, the attorney, yesterday
made application to the District Supreme
Court for a writ or habeas corpus. He
states that Anne Rothmond, who is twenty
years old, is imprisoned at the House of
the Good Shepherd, at Thirty-sixth aud F
northwest, and is so closely confined that
she is not able to sign tho petition. She
is not allowed to talk with her friends ex
cept in the presence ot her keeper or
through tho bars of her prison.
Judge Bradley, upon presentation of
these allegations, ordered the writ to
issue, making it returnable April 20. At
4 o'clock it was put in the hands of Deputy
Marshal Frederick A. Craft, who pro
ceeded at once to serve it. Sister Mary
accepted service, and Anne Rothmond
will be produced in court to-morrow.
Major Alexander's domination.
The Nomination of Major Winthrop
Alexander to be Inspector general of the
District militia was yesterday forwarded
to President Cleveland by Gen. Ordway.
Major Alexander has had thirteen years'
experience in the National Guard, having
risen from private to his present grade.
Charffod With "embezzlement.
Edward Stewart was taken into custody
in the Fourth precinct last night on a war
rant sworn out some time back by C. W.
Griffith, ot 337 Pennsylvania avenue,
charging him with the embezzlement of
$56. He is held for the detectives.
Trial Spin of tho Aiumcn Ram.
Bath, Maine, April 18. ThcramKatahdin
had a trial spin to-day over the mile course
off Southport to try her indicator cards and
test the valve gear. Everything" worked
Drink Washington Brewery Comp'any's
puro Champagne Lager.
Tha New Spanish Minister to This Conatry
Will Haka an Investigation of tha Aili
anca Affair and Then Proceed to Ner
York Roster of Insurgent Forcos Eth
els Indulge in Plantation Earning.
Havana, April 18. Captain General
Martinez de Campos has issued' from San
tiago de Cuba, a proclamation off erlag; par
don to all insurgents, with the exception of
the leaders, who will lay down their arms
and surrender. He has made preparations
to immediately pursue the memebrs ot tha
bands who refuse to come in under the proc
lamation and the warfare against them wtll
be waged vigorously.
Sendr Dupny de Lome, the newly ap
pointed Spanish minister to the United
States, arrived here at '6 o'clock this
evening. Senorde Lome made the voyage
from Spain with Marshal de Campe-3,
"and left him at Santiago de Cuba, pro
ceeding to this port on the steamer Maria
It is expected that he will proceed tov
New York on Saturday, after raakiog an
investigation into the AlHaaca affair.
Private advices from th eproviace of
Santiago de Cuba show that the forces
ot the insurgents do not amount to aeailj
the number claimed by the rebels. Among
the leaders of the various bands arc
Erailio Giral. a white man, who command!
200 men; Alfonso Goolet, mulatto, 50
Bernardo Camacho, white, 100; "Vieto
rianax Garsen. white, 400; Louis Bowae,
mulatto. 200; Kduardo Domingncz, white,
200; Yictoriano Hicrrezuelo, mulatto, 360j
Qnintin Bandera, negro. 1.0OO; a ad
Perico Periz, white, 1,000B a total oi
3,900 men. Ot this number 1.900 ars
said to bo armed with rifles, white the
others use shotguns and macbettos as
weapons. The rebels do not poesees a
single piece of artillery.
Considerable excitement has been eanfied
by the fact that the rebels are a&nt resort
ing to the incendiary tactics that eaaged
eucb enormous losres to the piasters iterfeg;
the last insurrection.
REBELS RESORT TO ARSON.
The Central plantation, Dos AmJg3r
two friends, the property of SeaorMicotaa
Castano. situated or the coast near Maa
zanHio. has been burned by the rebels.
Two million arrobas of sugar eaae were
destroyed. ' The advices do not show
whether the machinery of the plantation
These central factories contain very
expensive machinery, eraebers. vacuum
pans, centrifugals, etc., and saostd tha
rebels burn many of them the loss wobW.
It is stated on good authority that tfie
troops commanded by Col. SaaSoeHdo
have cooped up a band of the ingurgjwfe
in the mountains in the province of Santiago
de Cuba, aud that their capture is only a.
question of a short time.
The rebels are making a stoat defease,
and a very hot fire la brfue; exchanged.
WILL EDUCATE AND ASSISTi
Street Ttnllwny "Union Incorporated Upom
a Jlroad Fraternal riatfarm-
The Protective Street Railway TJnteat
has just been incorporated, with ite ob
jects defined to be to unite all street ear
men in the District into a compact aad fra
ternal labor organization; to create among
its members a healthy opinion upon tha
rights of labor; to educate, morally, fi
nancially and intellectually, its members;:
to assist each other in procurias: employ
ment, and to maintain a sick and death ben
Stated meetings are to be held, accord
ing to the constitution, on the fitst,
third, and fifth Thursdays of each month at
7:30 p. m., and on the second and fourth.
Thursdays at 8:30 a. m. and 2 p. ra.
Fifteen new members were initiated hsC
night at the meeting held at Bunch's
Hall, on Eighth street, and there was a
larger attendance than at any prevtaas"
meeting since the organization was ef
fected in December.
Addresses were made by Messrs. Fraafc.
Dent, James Trainer and J. Herbert,
respectively, each counselling in stream
terms the cutivatlon of fraternal rehufoas
among the members and between them
and other labor organizations.
By unanimous vote it was aicreedthatthe
union shall give an excursion to River View
at such time in July next as shall bo con
venient. Committees of arrangements
therefor will be chosen later.
The union has been growing so rapMHy
that the memberslookforward with certainty
to an early day when it will be the-boag labor
organization in the District in pains of.
Simons n l.nrcenlst Seven Timi's Over.
Four additional informations for lar
ceny were filed in the police court yester
day against Arthur Simmons, sou of the
colored messenger of the White House.
This makes seven cases against the young'
raan. Simmons was arrested some tuner
aw, but was released and afterward
failed to appear in court. An attachment
was issued and he will be rearrested and
Anacostia News Items.
Policeman Robfe arrested last night
Thomas M. Berkley, who was innd n
Minnesota avenue in a drunken sthpor.
A colored inmate of St. Elizabeth's
Hospital for the Insane escaped from that
institution yesterday by climbing the
outer wall. The police of Anacostla
were notified to look out for him, as he
was seen making his way toward the city.
He is described as being about five feet
eigh t inches in height, wore brown overalls,
and was in his shirt sleeves.
Charles Wilkinson, white, residing
near the Hebrew burying ground, came to
the police station last night with a badly
lacerated foot and leg caused by a dog
bite. Wilkinson wanted a warrant for
a colored man named Delany charging
him with keeping a vicious dog. He stated.
his case to Justice Smith, but a warrant
was refused, as the affair was of too
Carrie Ley, the five-year-old child of
Richard Ley, who lives on the Silver
Hill road, had her mouth badly cut
by falling do wn an embankment yesterday.
Strenuous efforts arc "being made to
obtain water at the store of Mr. Freeman,
at Good Hope. Workmen have dug over
200 feet without any success, and yester
day Contractor Butler put in service a
mammoth well-digging engine.
The report of an intended meeting ot
residents at Hillsdale last night regarding
the Foster shooting was pronounced falsa
by Messrs. Underdue and Sayles. Thero
will be no meeting until after the report
of the present grand jury in the case.
THE -WEATHER TO-I.V"T.
Fair; slight changes in temperature;
variablo winds; probably fajr Saturday.