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WASHIKaTOlSr, D. C, SATTTBDAY MOBNTNTG!-, JUSTE 8a 1895 EIGHT PA(pJS.
BORROWING SPIDER AND LOANING FLIES,
(Ll?e last Day.
C H. DAVISON,
1105 F St 2. W.
To-Say's the last day of Silver-Week.-
a H. DAVISON,
1 shall keep open untilnine
Q H. DAVISON,
Everybody apologizes for
not being able to wait on
every customer during a sale,
but I, with assistants, was not
able to attend to all. I have
sold more silver this week,
925-1000 fine, in five days,
than in any single month dur
ing a year.
C, H. DAVISON,
And I believe I have made
more new friends, that is, per
manent customers, than dur
ing three months, and all in
one short week.
O. H. DAVISON,
1103 F St N. W.
Next week will be "Gold
Week," but still there is to
day left and to-night for your
Silver opportunities 15 per
a H. DAVISON,
1105 r St N. w.
If any gentleman has in
mind a gift to a lady, he can
take advantage of Silver
Week sale until nine p. m. to
night. Silver Spoons and Forks at
Q, TL DAVISON,
Cost means what I pay for
a H. DAVISON,
Birthday presents injsilver,
15 per cent. off.
a n. davison,
1105 P St N. W.
Wedding presents in silver.
15 per cent, off
ily Silver, 15 per cent.
q, H. DAVISON,
SUMS LIE I IT
Hide Their Hideous Work Under
the Gloak of Law.
MYER NEWMAN'S LADY VICTIM
in Her Hour of 2f eed He Made Uer
Tay $120 for $35 Usury "Vitiates
All Interest Paid TJpon Money
Any one Tvtao 1b paying, or has paid, an
usurious rate of Interest to the m oney sharks
and shylocks "who infest this city, can
recover every cent of interest so paid, pro
vided suit for recovery is entered -within
one year after the last payment of such
illegal interest is made.
The la-sv relating to usury and interest
Is plain, and The Times -will furnish the
lawyers who will promptly procecute the
Here is the law on usury and interest,
taken verbatim from Chapter XXI, of the
Eevised Statutes, relating to the District
"Sec. 713. The rate of interest upon
Judgments or decrees, and upon the loan
or forbearance of any riioney, goods, or
things in action, shall continue to bo
Blx dollars upon one hundred dollars for
one year, and after that rate for a greater
or less sum, or for a longer or shorter tfmc,
except as provided in this chapter.
"Sea 714. In all contracts made it
shall be unlawful for the parties to stipulate
or agree m writing that the rate of ten
per centum per annum, or any less cum, of
iutercst shall be taken and paid upon every
one hundred dollars of money loaned, or
in any manner due and owing from any
person or corporation in the District.
rOKFEITED THE "WHOLE.
"Section 715. If any person or cor-
poiation shall contract to receive a
greater rate of interest than 10 per cent,
upon any contract in writing or 6 per
cent. uponiny verbal contract such person
or corporation shall forfeit the whole or
the interest so contracted to be received
and ihall be entitled only to recover the
pnncipal sum due such person or coipo ra
tion. "Sec. 71G. If any person or corpora
ion within the District shall directly
or indirectly take or rcceie any greater
amount of interest than is provided iorin
this chapter, upou any contract or agree
ment whatever, it shall be lawful for
the person, or his penonal representative,
or the corporation pajing the same, to
sue for and recover all the interest paid
upon any tuch contract or agreement from
the person or hs rerronal representatives,
or from the corporation receiving such
unlawful interest: but the suit to recover
back such iut crest shall be brought
within one year a Tier such unlawful interest
shall have been paid or taken."
An outrageous eabe of Shjlockism which
iB well surrounded by well defined sug
gestions of prison bars with a dark dungeon
in the background, was brought to light
yesterday by Tho Times investigations.
ANOTHER "WIDOW'S CASE.
It is that of the unfortunate widow
of a Union veteran, who long and faith
fully filled a position in the "War Depart
ment. This lady is cultured and refined,
and although her income is mainly a small
pension, she keeps her ell-ordered home
on R street as neat as a new pin.
When seen last evening this lady placed
in possession of The Times documentary
evidence which should bring speedily be
fore the bar of justice the man who issued
In February, 1893, she said, misfortune
overtook her and it became necessary to
raise some money at once. She had rela
tives who would have helped herout of the
dilemma, but the thought of acknowledg
ing her poverty to them was too much for
One day while reading a newspaper her
eye fell upon a Shjlock advertisement.
It was unsigned and stated tbat money
would be loaned on horses, carriages, pi
anos, furniture and personal property.
She dropped a postal card" to the ad
dress given and invited the money lender
to call upon her. The following day she
was called upon by a short, dark-skinned
man who gave his name as Myer B. New
man, and said his office was at the corner
of North Capitol and M streets. He made
a minute inspection of the nearly new
furniture in the house, which the -widow
values at $300. He finally consented to
let her have a loan of $35 on the goods.
On February 16, 1893, sbe called at his
office to receive the money. He made out
a -chattel mortgage covering everything
in the widow's home, including, besides
the furniture, carpets, etc., ten vol
umes of Irviug's works, her sewing ma
chine, "all beds," all crockery and china
ware and ornaments, and "any and all per
sonal property of all description contained
After sho had Bigned this formidable
document, which, it foreclosed, would not
have left her a cup to drink from, or a
pillow upon which to lay her head, New
man banded tho widow $35 in cash, and
Bead W. D. Clarke's adv. on page 8.
rtrlnlr Wmrtilirartnn Urowcrv Comimnv'a
I "Euby Lager,1' new brand.
she observed that tho mortgage was made
out for $50, payable ou June 5, 1893.
"Why have you made out the mortgage
and noto for $50," she asked, "when I
have only received $35 from you?"
"Oh," was the reply, "the fifteen dollars
extra I keep for expenses in filing the
mortgage and making out the papers."
Upon arriving at her home, the widow
commenced to realize that she was In the
clutches of a money shark, and bad grave
"My fears wore well grounded," she
said, last evening, "for, before I could get
out of Newman's clutches I had paid him
$120 for the $35 I borrowed on that cold
When tho widow called, on December 7,
1893, at Nowman's office and paid him
$15 on account, he wrote her tho following
On account of ono dollar paid I hereby
extend note from Mrs. to January 5,
Newman explained to her that he gave
the receipt fur one dollar merely to cover
the legal rate of Interest; that no receipt
for the remaining $14 was necessary, as
he w)Uld apply it to the principal. On
March 12, 1894, the widow paid Newman
$5 and insisted that he give her a receipt
for It After considerable haggling ho
finally gave her a receipt worded as
follows: "Received from Mrs. , five
dollars on account of note, being first
imuunt paid on account of principle."
HIDING HIS EXTORTION.
Whether ho purposely misspelled the last
word is not known, but he had It "princi
ple," and when his -victim asked why the
receipt stated that the $5 was the first
amount paid on the "principle," when
three months before she had handed him
$15, he gave her the old song and dance
about expenses, "papers," and mortgage
Auain on April 10. 1894, she paid him
$5 and received as a receipt therefor this
lead pencil scrawl on the back of an old
"I hereby agree to extend note from
Mrs. to May 1, '94."
What shrewdness this money lender dis
played in so wording his alleged receipts
as 10 titluen his weo about uii? poor de
pendent woman! The lead pencil scrawl,
which is in possession of The Times, -with
the other papers, said nothing about the
hard earned $5 she had Just dropped into
his grasping-slot machine.
On June 11. 1S94, the widow was again
compelled to ask for an extension of the
note. This time he made out a new set
of papers and on the threat of foreclosure
required her to sign a note for $60, being
$25 more than the sum, $33, she had
originally received from Newman.
In addition to the note she was asked to
tign a long document, which she did not
read until after the entire transaction
was closed. It was a bill of sale for every
article she possessed in the world, save
her clothing. The articles in her house
"Rceived of Meyer B. Isewmau, slxty
dollars ($G0) in full payment for (here fol
lowed tho list of goods.)
On September 6, 1894, when the widow
called at Newman's ofiice and paid him
$10 on account of the borrowed $33, which
hadgotten horinto such a scaof trouble, hero
is the receipt she received from the money
lender for her $10:
"Received from Mrs. , ninety cents,
being interest for extension of note for
sixty dollars, bearing date June 11, '94,
ami in conuuleiatioii ot above interest
paid, said note is hereby extended for the
term of three months. Signed, M. B,
Finally onDecember 14, 1894, the widow
scraped together $60, for she had become
tired of pajing Newman money and re
ceiving in return ninety-seven cent receipts.
She had a'so heard he was go.ng to
foreclose the mortgage, aud being fearful
that he would carry out his threat and
break up her little home, she paid it to
him and thus released herself from the
net m which she had become entangled by
simply borrowing from money-lender
Newman the sum of $35 on $300 worth of
goods to tide over an emergency.
All the notes and other papers in theNew
man case are in possession of The Times.
Thoy make an awful showing against the
shjloek practices that are rampant here
in violation of both law and humanity.
Communications and letters of thanks
from good citizens in all sections of the
District are pouring in upon The Times for
its efforts to protect the poor and unfor
tunate from the tentacles of the money
TV AS KEABLY LYNCHED.
Police "Were Able to Save a Tramp
from a Crowd's Anger.
Los Angeles', C.il , June 7 ratrijek
Conley, a villainous looking tramp, thirty
years old, was arrested this afternoon,
charged with assaulting Minnie Prayer, a
ten-year-old school girl, who is terribly
A buy witnessed the assault and gave
the alarm. A mob attempted to lynch
him, but he was recovered by the police
with great difficulty.
A Victim of Llclitning.
Westminster, Md., June 7. Blanche Stre
vig, aged ten, who was struck by light
ning on Wednesday evening near Frizell
burg, died to day. Her face, head, body,
and one leg were badly burned, while part
ot her clothing had been charred and driven
into the flesh.
GUILTY BUT T-QRGIVEN..
Will TJowns Handed for Assaulting
an Arkansas Girl.
Morrlllton. Ark., June 7. Will Downs,
who assaulted Pauline Brindenbaugh,
was hanged here to-day. He mouuted the
scaffold with a firm step and spoke for
several minutes stating that he was guilty
ot but part ot what he was charged -with.
The condemned man said he had made
his'peace with God and was ready to die.
Drink Washington Brewery Company's
l "Ruby Lager," bow brand."
by Day Story of Washington.
One of Her Gunboats Patrolling
L the Coast of Florida.
WATCHING FOR FILIBUSTERS
Great Enthusiasm Aroused Among
Cuban "Workers Gen. Campos
Telegrapbs His Government That
Ho Does Not Need mn Assistant.
Engagements vv itU Rebels Ileported.
Fernandina, Fla , June 7. Capt.
Lassare, of the pilot boat Francis
Elizabeth, has just arrived) and reports
sighting yesterday afternoon a Spanish
gunboat cruising about 6ix miles off the
The gunboat was steaming rapidly from
the south. Itpassed Cumberland Bar north
ward and returned aboutu five hours later
moving much slowed, and closer to the
The captain of the pilot boat concluded
she wanted a pilot and made towards her,
but- when the gunboat obberved this she
changed her course.
Considerable excitement was created here
by the pilot captain's story, as It was not
lxjfore believed that Spain considered the
Florida and South Georgia coast of suffi
cient importance in respect to filibusters
to be patrolled by a gunboat.
THE REPORT VERIFIED.
Capt. Johnson, of the schooner Green
leaf, from New York, arrived here to-day
and substantiated the story told by Capt.
Lasscrs. Capt. Johnson says that when
he crossed the bar at 8 o'clock this morn
ing the gunboat was cruising slowly four
miles oft the bar, apparently on the lookout.
The gunboat answers the description ot
The secret Cuban council finished for tho
present its business to-day and departed.
None or the party would deny or affirm
the report that they were awaiting the
arrival otJoseMartl, who issaidto be enroute
Gonzales Quesada, secretary of the
Cu ban revolutionary party, returned here to
day from Fernandina When questioned
abojt the report thatlie was planning for
a filibustering expedition" somewhere on
the Florida coast he laughed and replied
that he had thought Itwould be better not
to say too much for publication.
A Cuban who is cicely engaged with
him in the work said that the expedition
would not start for several weeks. Que
sada addressed tie Cuban cigarmakers at
the El Modelo factory to-day. Among
other things he said he frantcd 1,000 rifles
within the next month. He asked the
cigarmakers at the factory to furnish 100
of them, which they agreed to do.
Havana, June 7. fioneral Martinez dc
Campos has telegraphed the government
at Madnd, stating that be does not need
at the present time, n lieutenant-general
to help him. It was proposed by the Spanish
cabinet recently to send hi man assistant,
but he says that his liealth is splendid and
that he will not need additional help ot
Colonel Cauellas, during the en days'
march between tho. towns of Sagua.,'
Tanamo and Santiago fired on the rebels
six" times. He took ""a large quantity of
arms and ammunition. Three ot his sol
diers were wounded. Itisnotknownwliere
the rebels came from "or which band they
have been connected with.
The rebels burned a coffee plantation
belonging to Castulo Terser", near the
village of Dos Palmas, dnd two stores in
Canto Abajo. Colonel Arredondo sus
tained a severe fire while orossing the
river Macaco. One soldier "was wounded.
The rebels planned an hmbUecade and at
tacked a column commanded by Col. Jutlnat
Mount Porvenir, ,One soldier was
In Callcito the government troops sus
tained, for hours theUire fr6m a baud of
insurgents commanded by, IReitor. Tho
government forces lost on4 nead and two
wounded. Three of the rebels were killed,
five wounded, and several taken prisoners.
LLOYD'S GRAVE DISCOVERED.
Ono of the Lewis &lciuik Exploring
Expedition of 1804.
Sioux City, Iowa, June 7. Tho grave
of Sergt. Llojd, who was a member of the
Lewis and "Clarke "exploring expeditions,
which camo up the Missouri River in 1804,
lias been discovered a few miles east of
this city. A portion of the skull and
other parts of the Bkeleton were removed.
The search for the grave, -and the ques
tion of erecting a monument over it, has
attracted considerable attention among
his relatives and others.
Death of TJ. S. Consul Lott.
The State Department has received
confirmation of the death of United States
Consul Hiram Lott at Managua, Nicar
agua, on Thursday, and of the burial of
the remains yesterday with national and
military honors. Tlje cause of the death
was dysenteric peritonitis.
The Very Latest.
Tho Times will annoiuice In to-morrow's
(Sunday) edition tuo details of
tho great "Times Presentation Pho
tograph." "Under a special arrange
ment, a Wabiiigton5.photogruph6r
-will pbotograpb, f reeof charge, every
new subscrihor to The amies, see
KILLED BY THE LIGHTNING
Ellen Magrutler Struck Dead at Her
Thoy "Wore Walking Side by Side
Whena Terrific Flash Came, Stun
ning -tho Older Woman.
During tho severe thunder storm ot last
Wednesday afternoon, Ellen Magruder, a
Bixteen-yenr-old colored girl, was struck
dead by lightning at Bennmgs. The mother
ot tho girl, who was walking by her Bide,
The girl and her mother were walking
along the road toward their home, when
tho storm overtook them. They quick
ened their pace, and had gone quite a dis
tance, when a terrific flash of lightning
blinded and partly stunned the elder
woman. When she recovered herself and
looked around sho saw her daughter
lyiug at her feet liMess.
Help was summoned, aud the body was
taken home and a phislciau was called.
Health Orflcer Woodward was notified ot
the affair. The funeral services took
placeyesterday morning from Jones' Chapel.
ALL PEACE ADVOCATES.
Many Distinguished Men Present at
the Conference ou Arbitration.
Muhonk Lake, N. y June 7 The con
ference on arbitration concluded its ses
sion at the Lake Mohonk House to night,
wIUi the discussion of the question of
enlisting and educating public upinlon in
favor of a peaceful settlement of inter
Addresses were delivered by W. O.
nubbard, Gen O. O. Howard, Major M.
II. Bright, Hon. Robert Treat Payne,
Dr. Austiu Abbott, Aaron M. Powell,
Mrs Bailey and Dr. Lawson. A declara
tion of principles was adopted and a
request was preferred that our govern
ment lake steps looking to the consumma
tion of a treaty of arbitration between
the United States and Great Britain.
The closing address was made by the
chairman, Mr. John B. Garritt, in which
he congratulated tho conference on the
character of the work accomplished.
DUPONT WILL FIGHT.
He Intends to Be the Next Senator
Wilmington, Del., June 7. In response to
a question asked to day, Col. Henry A.
Dupont, who received fifteen votes for
United States Senator at the final session
of the General Assembly, said:
"I was surprised to hear yesterday that a
report was current in the low er part of the
State that I did not intend to claim a seat
in the "United States Senate. This report
is without foundation. I approve abso
lutely of thp protest made in the joint con
vention of the General Assembly against
the participation of Governor Watson in
tip nroceedings of that body and propose
at the proper time and in the proper place
claim, but or the right of the people of tills
State to be fully represented in the Senate
of the United States."
United States Of f leials Moving to Take
Land from tho ElectrleRoad.
Philadelphia, Juno 7. United States Dis
trict Attorney Ellery P. Ingram, to-day, filed
a petition in the United States Circuit
Court, asking to have condemned the two
strips of land belonging to the Gettysburg
Electnc Hallway Company, which are
wanted by tho United States to preserve the
Thi district attorney proceeds under the
National Military Park act, approved by
Congress on the 11th ot February, 1805.
TURKEY SAFE FOIt AWHILE.
Russia Will Not RKk a "War Just Now
St. Petersburg, June 7. The opinion
prevails in official circles here that Russia,
while doing the best possible under the
ccircumstanccs for the wdfareof Armenia,
will not risk a conflict with Turkey. It is
held the development of the question In the
extreme direction advocated by the Eng-
lish press wouldonly endanger the qui jtude
ot Russian Armenia, thus prnvirg preju
dicial to Russian interests generally.
CHARKED HEMAINS I'OUND.
Three Persons LookedUp inn Freight
Car Hoabted to Death.
Little Rock, Ark., June 7. The charred
remains of three persons were found to
day in the embers of fourteen ireight cars
wrecked on the Iron Mountain, near Ben
The three victims are supposed to have
been shut up iu avfieight car a"hd were
burned up before assistance could reach
Must Confer with Sweden.
Christiana, Norway, June 7. Die Stor
thing by a vote of 00 to 24 haB adopted a
compromise resolution to the erfect that
while it is the intent and purpose of the
Storthing to maiutain a complete inde
pendence upou all national questions,
public policy requireB the immediate
opening, with the co-operation of the cab
inet, of negotiations with Sweden looking
towardB the settlement of the-consularand
foreign minister questions.
TirinVr 'VVnfililnjTtTin Tlrfwprv Gunman v's
f "Buby Lager," new brand.
TWO PORTFOLIOS TIKI
Judge Juclson Harmon, of Ohio,
0LNEY NAMED AS PREMIER
His Successor One of the Foremost
Lawyers of tho Buckeye State An
Appointment That Caused Consid
erable Surprise Secretary Carlisle
The President late yesterday announced
the following Cabinet appointments:
For Secretary of State Ulchard J. Olney,
Tor Attorney General Judsou Harmon,
ot Cincinnati, Ohio
Mr Harmon has been for a long time
judge of the common pleas court, and is
a man ot about fifty years of age, one
of the most conspicuous lawyers In the
west, qnclEafter the Totirement of ox-Governor
Hoadley from his Cincinnati firm
upon his removal to New York, Mr
Harmon took his place as head of the
firm of Harmon, CoMon, Goldsmith &
Hoadley, the last named beiug a sou of
ex-Gov Hoadley, of Ohio
Toe announcement late yesterday after
noon of the transfer of Attorney General
Olney to the head of the State Department
created no surprise here as it has been well
understood for several adys that Mr. Olney
would succeed to the first place in the
cabinet made vacant by the death ot
Secretary Gresham. It is probable that
Mr. Olney this morning will take the oath
of office as head of the State Department.
OTHER CHANGES WERE IN MIND.
The President at one time contemplated
other changes inhis cabinet anda rearrange
ment of several of the portfolios and In this
connection consideration was given to the
transfer ot Secretary Smith to the Depart
ment of Justice, but this and other transfers
were finally abandoned and the President
concluded that the simplest plan would be
merely to fill the vacancy caused by Mr.
The appointment of Judge Judson Har
mon, ot Cincinnati, came in the nature
of a surprise His came had rot even
been canvassed as among the probabilities.
J ner' is thr best of umhonty ror (he
statement that the President had several
men under consideration, and the port
folio of justice might have been had by Mr.
James C. Carter, of New York, who was
counsel for the government in the Bering
Soa arbitration and the income tax cases,
or by Mr. Frederick R. Coudert. ot New
York, had either been disposed to ac
CARLISLE KNEW HIM.
Secretary Carlisle knew Judge Harmon
personally, ard both admired and respected
his ability. It was he probably who first
presented Judge Harmon's name to Mr.
Ex-Gov. Camp"bell, of Ohio, a close
friend ot Judge Harmon, also warmly
supported him, and the President se
cured also from ex Gov. Hoadley, of Ohio,
who is now livirg in New York, and whose
law partner Harmon was, most favorable
reports as to his ability and standing.
After canvas-,irg the situation thor
oughly the President offered the port
folio of justice to Judge Harmno by wire
yesterday afternoon, and immediately
upon receivirg a favorable reply announced
the appoint meuts.
Veterans Exempt from Examination.
Brooklyn, June 7. The constitution
ality of the Brush act, exempting honorably
discharged veterans from competitive
examinations for any positions in the
city or State departments, the salary ot
which does not exceed 4 a day, were sus
tained to day by Judgo Gaynor in the
Supreme Court. . "
MAHINE BAND CONCERT.
Tho Morton Cadets' Marcb Will Be
Played for the First Time.
The Mariue Band will play in the White
House grounds this evening at 6 o'clock.
The programme Is
Grand march "The Army of thePotomac."
Selection "Begger Student".. ..Millocker
Concert "Mazurke la Tzigane" ....Ganne
Medley "Plantation Echoes" .. ..Conterno
Overture "Ricnzi," by special request,
(a Waltz Caprice "Love's Heralil,"
new ". Fanciulli
(b) March "The Morton Cadets," new,
Dedicated to our Memphis prize-winners.
Patrol "The Passing Regiment,"
Patriotic hymn "Hail Columbia".. ..Fvles
THE WEATHER TO-DAY,
Fair, but with increasing cloudiness this
afternoon; northerly shitting to easterly
The Very Latest.
Tho Times will annonncein to-morrow's
(Sunday) edition tlio detalK ot
the jireut "Times Presentation Plio
tograili." "Under a special arrmige
"inent, a "Washington pliutoprnplicr
will pliotosrnp.il, treeoCclmrKO,eor-y
now feunjscrllier to Tbo Times. See
Drinlt "Washington Brewery Company's
"Ruby Lager," nevr braud.
ere s a rap
Witt a Puruose
The intention of "The
Sunday Times" has to do
with amusing- and In
structing- you for one day.
The separate colored
picture that comes with
every Sunday paper will
be on hand again to-morrow
One way to describe the
enlarged issue of June 9
is to say that it will have
whole pages devoted to
-flluslrafeii Local Features.
Sporting News M CwapL- $
IUastrat83 S&Qrt Stories.
Organization News ot &z Week.
Special Syndicate Features.
Of course the Local Fea
tures always count for the
most. They're peculiar to
"The Times," and they
have given its Sunday is
sue an exclusive popu
larity. For instance, here are
some of to-morrow's top
ics: Brave Pain-bearers
at the Hospitals.
Home Life of the New
Secretary of State.
How Rogues Act
Before the Camera.
Are His Pets.
at the Big Library.
Women Buy Shoes.
Policemen and the
Of special interest
among the general fea
lift Jane Flowers.
by Great Chefs.
of tie New Woman.
and Famons Artists.
in Gingham Frocks,
Hot Weather Charities
and Bargain Sales.
Is cheaper and better
than any Sunday 'or
weekly newspaper in
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