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YELLOW JUTS VICTIMS
AnnualScourgeinCuba Promises
to Be Very Malignant.
ITALIAN CRUISER'S GREW
Oat of 258 Persons AH Told on Board
AH WoreAttiicked Except Flve.and
115 Died, Including the Ctiiitiiln.
Ileports to Marine Hpltnl From
Agents In Cubu and Brazil.
Reports to the United Suites Marine
Hospital service, rrom Its agents In Cuba,
Indicate that the annual yellow fever
scourge, which is relied upon lonid the war
of Independence! promises to be except'on
ully malignant this jinr among the uiijc
climatcd Spanish soldiers.
Dr. Caminero, the United Slates tanl
tary inspector, announces forty deaths ut
Santiago de Cuba, for the neck ending
April 11.
lie says the reports are not very encour
aging In other eitics. In Santa Clara, for
example, several native Cubans have died
from l, and the eases of two negroes, who
took the fever and died, have aroused the
attention of all the physicians, as it has
hitherto been maintained that the colored
race in Cuba enjoyed a complete Immunity
from tills disease.
MANY CASES IX THE TOWN.
Smallpox continues to increase, and there
are twenty-five cases confined in the small
pox hospital, while there are many cases in
the town of which the physicians henmoth
lng about, as they are treated by quacks
and spiritualists, of whom there are quite
a large number in the city.
Vaccination Is still spasmodically prac
ticed, lint there are no means of procuring
vaccine, except from Havana once or twite
a week.
Sure. Gen. Wyman of the Marine nospital
Service has received a report from Dr.
deary. United Slates military Inspector at
Rio de Janeiro, dated March 17, regarding
the disastrous effects of jellow fever on
the Italian cruiser Lomhardla, lying at that
port.
"When the vessel was attacked,"' Dr.
Weary writes, "little or mistaken ireans
of disinfection were applied. Isolation was
forgotten, and the disease rapidly extended
among the crew aud officers, so that she
was removed to Ilha Grande for sanitary
reasons, where she iufectel the govoirnuent
employes on shore.
"Out of 238 persons, all told, aboard
nil were attacked except 5, and 115 died
including the captain.
THE CRUISER'S PICK.
"The government sent a steamer and a
special commission to the assistance of
lhc Lomhardla. but it is difficult to ascer
tain what was done, as there appers to bo
tome recrimination l-etween the parties;
but now it Is announced th.it the disease
Is conquered, as Indeed it makes no more
victims, as the pabulum is exhausted.
"It Is difficult to Imagine how such a
case could occur nowadays, with our
knowledge and means of opposing the
extension of the disease. When the United
States steamer Newark, in 1804, was at
tacked in the person of one man here
he was at once landed, and the ship put
to sea, and though two other cases oc
curred aboard. It extended no further.
"It is disheartening to realize the great
difficulty in educating the people, even those
who ought to know. In sanitary scicuce and
its paramount necessity."
SIMILAR. ACCIDENTS.
An accident almost Identical in details
with that of the Wyanokc and the Colum
bia occurtcd this month at Seattle, Wash.
The const defense vessel Monterey, lying
at anchor, was struck by a Swccdlsh
merchantman, proceeding under half
sliced, and the merchantman was sunk.
The results of this affair and that of last
nlghtare attributed by naval officers to Le
the thick armor in the sides of the war
ships, and itlsllkclv that the circumstances
will lead to a discussion among marine ex
perts as to the value of the ram in naval
wn rfare.
It is believed at the Nary Department that
It will not lie necessary to put the Colum
bia In dry dock for reinirs. All the In
juries are abore the water line and can
be remedied while the vessel lies in the
water.
Fort Monroe, Va., April 28. The steamer
Mverlck, which arrived here last night,
while about twenty-two miles off Ilodus
Island on Sunday struck a sunken wreck,
carrying away her propeller and Injuring
her rudder.
Small Hoy's Fntnl Drink.
Lambertvilte, X. J., April 28. Thomas
Beading, the two-year-old son of Alfred
Bending, living on Franklin street, is lying
at the point of death from the effects of
swallowing a large quantity of ammonia.
The little tot. in hlsinothcr'sabscnce. while
creeping around the room, round the bottle
and drank almost a half pint of the liquid
before he was discovered. The little fel
low is suffering terrible agony and may die.
RACING TODAY,
Benning Race Course.
SPRING HEETING
OF THE
WASHINGTON JOCKEY CLUB,
Daily Until May 2.
Five races on the flat today. Congressional Stakes at
half a mile for two-year-olds.
Admission to all parts
Ladies, 50
Trains leave Sixth Street Station at 2:00 and 2:30 P. M., returning
immediately attcr lasta-aco... .. ,
BEN H ELLEN, S.
Secretary.
SWEDENHOnOIASS MULL MEET.
Kelnted Meeting; Held for tlieSelectlon
of Topics of Addresses.
The Swcdcnborgian conference will con
veiu inthlsclty next week. Itls preceded
by a number of n eetitigs called "related
sessions." These are gatherings of the min
isters In council, und the first meeting of
the classes of the ministers' council was
held this arternoon at 2 o'clock In the
National Church at Sixteenth and Corco
ran streets.
The council meeting was preceded by
a meeting of the chairmen of the classes,
at which arrangement was made for the
various subjects to be discussed at the
council meetings.
At the meeting this morning there were
.present Iter. James Reed of Host on, Bev.
Samuel Sexall of New York. Rev. Illram
Vrooman of Baltimore. Rev. Frank Scwall
or Washington and Rer. II. Clinton Hay of
Providence.
STEAMER MOM SUNK
Old Dominion Liner Collides Wit
the Cruiser Columbia.
ALL ON BOARD WERE SAVED
Accident Occurred While the Wyu
noko 'VVhn Leaving Her Dock ut
Newport News Flout edfora While
und then went to the Bottom Dam
age to CrulMer Not Couwlderublo.
Fort Monroe, Va., April 28. The Old Do
minion line steamer Wyanokc, while leav
ing her dock at Newport News last night,
foaled the cruiser Columbia, which was
lying out In Uie stream taking on coal,
and suuk under her forefoot. The crew and
passengers wcreallsavejaodtaken ashore.
The Columbia sustained some damage above
the water line and will repair at Norfolk.
New York, April 28. Word was received
early this morning at the general offices of
the Old Dominion Steamship Comiany, 1'ler
2G, North River, this city, df the kinking
or the steamship Wjanokc, which coll'tl
with the United States cruiser Columtia
near Newport News. The news of the ac
cident was contained In the following tele
gram from the company's agent at Newport
News:
SUNK IN COLLISION.
"Wyauike sunk In collision with the
Uuited Stales cruiser, Columbia, lying af
anchor off Newport News, l'assengers
and crew all saved as far na known. Are
taking care of passengers at Warwick.
Will wire particulars later.
"M. B. CROWELL, Agent."
The company's officials said the steamer
carried but few passengers, and they be
lieved they were all Isavcd. She had a
crew of about forty men, and was com
manded by one of the line's best nun,
Capt. N. H. Jeuney.
The Wyanoke carried only a small as
sorted cargo. She left Tllchmond last night
bound for this port. She was scheduled to
stopat Norfolk, Va., whercshc wasto tune
taken on her principal cargo. She went to
the bottom before reaching that iort. She
was to have sailed from Norfolk for New
Ytfrkat" o'clock this morning.
The Wyanokc sailed from New York for
Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond on
Saturday. April 25. Bhe arrived at her
last port of destination on April 27, and
sailed en route for New York on the night
of the same day.
The Wyanokc was built at Wilmington.
Del., in 1870. She was a side-wheeler of
1,060 tons register. 238 feet In length.
40 feel beam and 23 feet depth. She was
the oldest of the Old Dominion steamship
fleet, and had been running between this
cily and the southern ports since the day
she went Into commission. Her owners
looked upen her as a. fine coaster.
The steamship Old Dominion will be
put into commission in place of the Wja
nokc, and will suit next Saturday from
this port In place of the sunken vessel.
DAMAGE TO THE COLUMBIA.
The following official report of the disas
ter was received by telegraph at the Navy
Department at 10 a. in.:
"Fort Monroe, April 28. Capt. Sands
reports Old Dominion steamer Wj-anoke
last night fouled the Columbia, anchored at
Newport News, and sunk under her fore
foot, l'assengers all saved. Several of the
crew were injured, being attended bj- the
Columbia's surgeons.
"The damages sustained-by the Colum
bia couslst-of one hole1 two feet in diam
eter on the port side, ten feet above the
water Hue; a heavy Indentation two feet
aboro.thcr-watcr, line on the same. side,
and an Indentation of one plate on the
starboard side opposite the hole, opening
a seam for about- six feet; the temporary
loss of one anchor and fortj--fire fathoms
of chain. Shall taKencr to Norfolk navy
j-ardis. soon as the requirements of para
graph 400oftheNavy Regulationsarecora
plled with."" f
of the grounds, $1.
Cents -.
S. HOWLAND,
President.
DISTIICTJIC8IGBESS
Senator McMillan's Letter About
the Highway Act. -
EXPLAINS HIS POSITION
No Intention of Nullifying It, Hut
People Iiitcreslrd Aro Expected to
Donuto I.iilld for tile Street The
Hull of Patriotism Married Wom
cu'h Ulghts Other Local Menures.
The position of Congress In regard to
the highway net and street extension lu
general is Indicated by a letter Just
written by Chairman McMillan, of the
Senate District Committee.
It is In reply to a letter from Assistant
District Attorney C. II. Amies, who is
counsel for a number of prorcrty-owners
directly interested In the extension of
streets. It takes almost precisely the
ground which The Times has outlined us
what Congress Is disposed to do.
It gives no hope lo siicculators of carry
ing out.lhe gigantic scheme by which they
had planned to have bonds Issued by which
the people would bo obliged to paj for
streets in the country and enrich the land
speculators.
Mr. Amies says that since the decision
of the court of appeals In the condemnation
proceedings In the Denlson A Lelghton sub
division a large number of property'own
ers have been asking whether Cougress Is
going to carry out the plan of the highway
act or not.
MR. AHMES' SUGGESTION.
The plan In itself, he sajs, is not neces
sarily harmful, hut the doubt whether It
will be executed has already resulted In
serious loss and distress.
For Congress to refuse to provide the
necessary money to carry out the plan
would be to repudiate It. If that is to be
the ultimate result the sooner it Is dene
the belter. The expense, delay, and un
certainty Incident to litigation are of no
avail to the parties Interested, lr, after all,
Cougress is to repudiate the entire pro
swdlngs when confronted with the ques
tion of the cot of streets and improvements.
Mr. Amies then adds a final proposition,
which may be the last hope or Immediate
execution of the highway act. He s.iys as
the actual extension will occupy many
years, there is no neeJ of Immediate heavy
expense.
There need be only authority to Issue
$500,000 ImiihIs annually to pay for the
"SS",b"condemnod. Such a provision, he
says, would Impede no Immediate burden,
and it would at the same time avoid all
semblance of connivance at speculative
sclicmss. If this is deemed sufficient, it
would leave the plans for extensions open to
such alteration, modification, or limitation
as experience may suggest
In closing he says If Congress Is going to
repudiate the law it should do so prompt
ly by specific enactment.
SENATOR MCMILLAN'S RELIT.
Mr. McMillan's answer Is as rollows:
"Dear Sir: Replying to your letter of
April 27,1 would say that the approprlai
Hon to carry out the provisions of the
highway act came from the Committee on
Appropriations anil not from the Commit
:ee on the District of Columbia, except In
60 far at amendments proposing new legls-'
lalion may be referred to this committee.
"There Is no Intention, In so far as I
know, ot nullifying in any way the high
way act. However, it was not the expec
tation or those who prepare I the bill, or
of Congress when the act was passed, that
there would beany very large expenditure
needed except to straighten out and ex
tend streets through a comparatively small
belt of land lying just beyond the bounda
ries of the city.
"The lands occupied for agricultural pur
poses and these held for speculative pur
poses are to lie subdivided, and the streets
are to be laid out in accordance with plans
prepared under the provisions of the art.
It is not expected that Congress will make
appropriations to pay for the streets thus
created; hut those people who arc particu
larly interested in having the streetsopened
lnordcr that they may sell their property are
expected to be willing to donate the land
necessary for "streets and alleys.
"Of course, when the opening of a street
or avenue would take all or a greater part
of the laud held by any individual, so that
the damages would lie out of proportion
to the lienefils he would receive, the ques
tion or compensation would come In, but It
Is expected that, as a rule, the law will
beseir-acting, and that I he property-owners
beyond the city of Washington will find
It. for their advantage to donate the streets
and avenues. Just as the original pro
prietors of the laud within the city found
It to their advantage to give, not only the
streets and nvenues. but every olhcr lot to
the 'national government. Yours truly,
"JAMES McMILLAN"
IN FAVOR OF WOMEN.
Mr. Curtis of Iowa has introduced In the
House a bill to amend the laws of the Dis
trict as to married women, to make parents
thenaturalguardlansorthelrmlnor children,
and for other purposes.
Mr. Richardson has Introduced In the
House a bill lo provide for the construction
In this city of a building to be known as
the Hall of 1'atrlotism.
The bill provides that "there be estab
lished in the city of Washington a public
Dolidlng, to be known as the Hall ot
Patriotism. In which shall be placed from
time to lime such contributions from indi
viduals or articles relating to the past
or present history or the country, or dona
tions from States of battle flags, memo
rials, relics, or statues of its distinguished
citizens, or such articles or historical value
as Congress may from time to time direct."
Mr. Babcock has Introduced in the House
a bill In relation lo taxes and tax sales
in the District.
Mr. McMillan Introduced In the Senate
today, by request a bill.S. 29G5, to amend
the lavv. to restrict the ownership of real
estate in the Territories to American citi
zens. It strikes 6ut the words "In the Dis
trict of Columbia" wherever they occur,
and relieves the District entirely of the
operation of the law.
The special subway committee of the
House District Committee this afternoon
at 2 o'clock gave a hearing on the pending
subway and conduit hill.
President Bryan of the Chesapeake and
Potomac Telephone Company and others
Interested were present.
Mr. Burrows In the Senate today Intro
duced a bill,. S. 2972, "To authorize and
direct the anditor for the Postofflce De
partment to credit Commissioner Ross's ac
count, ns postmaster here, with $223.61,
paldbyhlm forvariouslncldentals." It was
referred to the Committee on Postotflces
and Poastroads.
Congress Heights office U31 Pa. ave.nw.
ACTION IX THE HOUSE.
Vote on the Fukwiikh of the Pen
sion Jtill:
The-first business lu order In the House
today was the vote on the passage of the
pension bill, which was taken by ayes and
nays, at the demand of Mr. Crowther.
It resulted, jeas, 187; nays, 54. The Re
publicans and PopuIWs supported the LIU
and the Democrats opposed It.
8t Democrats, however, voted for the
bill Cummlngs and Walsh or New "York,
Lajttiii and Sorg of Ohio, 'Fitzgerald of
Mass.iihU!-ctts and Jlownlug of Illinois.
Mr. Mahauy offered a resolution call
ing upon the President to direct the Sec
retary or State to interpose In lehair ot
John Hays Hammond, who is on trial In
Bouth Africa for complicity In the recent
troubles In that country, and asked unani
mous consent for Immediate considera
tion. Mr. McCrcary suggested. In view of the
i imioitancc of the matter, that thc'n-solu-
tluti should first be acted upon by the om
miltecon rorcign Affaire.
The case of John N. Quackenbush then
earue under the order made last week for
its consideration today.
SPITZEH IS NOT GUILTY.
Jury Acquitted Hlni of tlio Cliurire of
Lmbczzlemi'iit.
The Spitzcr case went lnlo the hands of
the Jury at the close of the noon recess
today and at 1:35 o'clock the Jurors re
turned a rcrdict or no&guilty.
Neither SpiUer's attorney nor the mem
bers ot his family. wh,sat beside him all
the morning were In the courtroom when
the verdict was returned.
He was released from custody and depart
ed for home. '
IT IS WAR TO' THE KNIFE
No Compromis3 Betwean Illinois
Republican Factions.
Bnttlo Hctut-en the Muclilne und the
McKluIeyltes to lo Fought Out on
the Floor ot the Conieutlon.
Springfield, 111., April 28. When the
reprcsentatves ot the warring factions re
tired atlcr midnight it was with tiic im
pression "that a compromise had been effect
ed that would avert tne threatened strife
In the State convention this morning.
The compromise discussed provides that
the McKlnleyitcs.would agree to the tempo
rary and permanent cliajnuen favored by
the State central committee, and aKo to
the nomination fur governor as the first
order of business, on the understanding that
the convention would then proceed to the
selection of delegates at large and to the
debate and vote upon instructions or no
instructions. This was mutually agreeable
to both sides in the conference.
Bright and early i tit morning, however,
there were Indications of rebellion rn the
part of the various McKlnley leaders who
had not been parties to the conference, and
when their position was sustalued by
associates who arrived on the early mtrn
In;r t.iilos from Chicago, the agreement
was speedily torn to atoms and the war
was on again. Thereupon the "machine"
clement gave It out flat-footed that no
future overtures would bo made or en
tertained, I nit that the Issue must be dis
posed of on thefhorof (he convention.
Senator Cullom was at his headquarters
this morning before half of the visitors
were out of bed, and committees were at
the trains to steer the arriving country
delegates In his direction. The senior
Senator long since gave up the hope of
being able to secure Instructions In his
own behalf, but he is working Industri
ously with the delegates that are on the
fence, to convince them that an unp'cdged
delegatlon-at-largc should be sent to St.
Louis.
Jfevv Spitnlhli Conxulnr OfflcprM.
The President has recognised a number
of new Spanish consular officers. For
some time past Spain ha-, been strengthening
her consular service In this country, until
now every place likely to be the headquar
ters for insurgent bands is filled. Those
rceognlzedarc Juan Vasquez y Lopez Amor,
vice consul at Tampaf Jum Pulg. vice con
sul at Philadelphia; Raracl Lopez Lac
consul at Savannah; Rafael Scco. vice c
sul at Key West, and Narciso Perez I'i
Unto, consul at New Orleans.
Saloon Kfeper Fined $50.
In the police court this afternoon Thomas
J. Tyrrell, who keeps a saloon on K street,
near Thirty-second street, Georgetown, was
fined $30 for keeping his bar open on Sun
day. He paid $20. and was given one
month's tlmein which to pay the rcmainlnng
$30.
Murderer Placed on Trial.
Samuel Patterson and William Hooks,
both colored, were placed on trial for
the murder of William Dade, January 3,
last, in Judge Cole's court this after
noon. The prisoners are defended by
Samuel D. Truitt, .Thomas L. Joues and
John M. Langston.
Clondburm In Invvn.
Dubuque, la., April 28. A cloudburst at
Raymond, east of Waterloo, at 2 o'clock
this morning, washed out the track and de
railed the Illinois Central fast limited train
for Chicago. Two coaches were overturned
and several passengers Injured, none, how
ever, dangerously.-
Another Policy Icunnec Convicted.
James Watson, an ,old colored policy
runner, was convicted by a police court
Jury, and sentenced by Judge Miller to
three months In JatU-wUnoot fine, today.
Times' 7 o'clock edition.
Buy it this evening.
Late sporting events.
Special Telegraphic News.
It's fa big success.
?-
Tryjit; pay one cent only.
HAL Bill UP &GIIN
Senators Resume Their Brisk
Discussion of It.
RETIRED OFFICERS SCORED
Mr.THImun I)cxcrlboH tho Character
ot TIioho AYlio Take Milch Pluce-H
Under Corporation SciuitorH tJor
mun, Gray, Call and .Sevvell Speak
on tlioIJefi-ustve.
In the Senate today a bill was passed
extending the time within which the
Union Hallway Company may construct
a bridge across the Monongahel.a River.
Consideration of the naval appropriation
bill was then resumed, the pending amend
ment being one offered by Mr. Chandler,
prohibiting the empio inent of officers on
the retired or uctlve list of the navy by-
corporations or iersons rurnlshing ma
terials to the government.
A further amendment was offered, pro
viding that In case the Secretary of the
Navy shall make separate contracts for
armor and armor plate, tlicy shall'be at a
price not exceeding $350 icr ton of 2,210
pounds, and if unable to make contracts
within that limit, action is to be- delayed
aud the offers are to the next session of
Cougrcsn.
DEBATE AGAIN TAKEN UP.
The discussion upon the amendment pro
hibiting retired naval officers from taking
employment with persons or corporations
having contracts with the government was
continued. Tht ouly opposition to it yes
terday was made by Mr. Gray, but today
that side of the question was also taken by
Senators Gorman, Call, Sewell and Uavvley.
The amendment was advocated by Mr.
Chandler, who denounced the sj stem alined
at In the amendment as a vicious one.
Mr. Chandler said that he and the'other
members of the Nnva Committee had re
frained from setting out the evil they were
contending against. But It was a great
evil.
The naval service was being honeycomli
ed, he said, by the desire ot naval officers
to learn enough of machinery matters to be
able to obtain private employment at
large compensation, when, either by leave
of absence on the active list or by getting
themselves put on the retired llt, thcy
eave thepublic service an 1 go lutothc em
ployment of large contractors. This, he
aid. was doing Infinite mi-chief to the
navy.
Mr. Gray remarked that that did not
'.ouch the' case of the two officers alluded
vo employed in the Carnegie and Bethle
hem concerns who had been coinjielled to
go out of the public service.
"That does not touch the principle."
Mr. Chandler said, "that so long as naval
officers are receiving pay from the govern
ment they shall not go into the employment,-for
high wages, of concerns thatarc
doing business with the government to the
amount or n llllons of dollars."
TILLMAN PITCHED IN.
Mr. Tillman denounced the immorality,
bad taste, or dishonor of the system against
which the Naval Committee was contend
ing. Mr. Havvlcy said, from personal infor
mation, that one of the officers In ques
tion had been treated very cruelly and un
justly. "I am ready." Mr. Tillman sa id, "to vote
to restore that officer to the active list, but
he should not serve the enemy of the gov
ernment." Mr. George advocated the amendment and
argued that it should go Into effect im
mediately, instead ot after the 3oth of
June. 1 808.
KHUGEHTOCIIA3IIIEHL.VIN-.
Confirm tin- Latter' Statement In
tin Common.
London, April 28. The rull lext of the
reply of President Kruge-r of the Transvaal
republic to the Invitation sent to him by
Colonlal Secretary Chamberlain to visit
London and discuss Transvaal matters is
published today.
The letter confirms the statements made
by Mr. Chamberlain in the House of Com
mons jesterday, as well as the statements
of the Times. In regard to the character
of the reply, though It denies the so calletl
admitted grievances of Ultlanders. But,
with a view of promoting friendly relations.
It sajs President Kruger is willing to post
pone the question of revisionof the London
convention of 18S4.
Another Explosion of GuHollne.
A gasoline stove exploded at 12:30
o'clock this afternoon in the house occupied
by Michael Median, No. 340 Tenth street
southeast. The blazing fluid was scat
tered about and set fire to the house. No.
8 engine responded to a local alarm and ex
tinguished the flames after nbout $100
damage had resulted. '
Iluslncns Portion of a Town Burned.
Denicon. Tex., April 28. The south side
ot the business portion of Paris. Tex.,
was destroyed by fire this morning. The
Western Union Telegraph and Telephone
offices were burned. Estimated loss. $350 -000.
Turk Iti'pnlHed by Crelnn.
Athens, April 28. Advices received here
from the Island ot Crete say that the Cretan
reform committees have repulsed the Turk
ish troops at Sella, killing twenty of them.
.
A Marrelon Value.
$20 finely custom-made suits for only
$6 Is the greatest value In clothing ever
offcredln Washington. MisfitCIothingPar
lors, 407 Seventh street.
COMMODOHE FOLGEITS DEFENSE.
Explanation of III Coifnectton With
the lliirvey Company Made Public.
The Senate Committee on Naval Affairs
this morning made public the testimony
recently taken by it in Eeeret session on the
subject of armor plate, the prices paid
therefor and the ownership of patented
processes of manufacture, under the reso
lution of Senator Chandlerof Deccrahcr31.
last.
The charges made against Commodore
William M. Folger, chief of the Ordnance
Bureau of the Nary Department, thatjie
was interested In the Harvey Company were
answered by that ofifclal, who, In a long
statement, explained his position In the
matter and denied that ererythlng was
not Just as It should be.
COCKING MB IS tER
Confined in Baltimore Jail and
Refusing to Talk.
NO FEARS OF A LYNCHING
State' Attorney Poe-y Soy Charles
County Lockup I Unufo and Un
sanitary IlloodSplutclii-H to Ho Sub
mitted to Experts) ut Johns Hop
kins HoMpltal. "
Baltimore, Md., April 28. Joseph Cock
ing, the alleged murderer ot his wife -aud
sMer-!n-!aw, Miss Daisy Miller, sits in
his cell In the city Jail here taciturn and
sullen as from the moment he was taken
into custody at Hill Top, In Charles county.
He sas he will retain ex-Speaker Sidney
E. Mudd as his attorney. Speaking of
the possibility of Cocking being lynched
had he remained In Charles county, State's
A ttorney Posey said:
"It Is a mistake to suppose that I
brought Cocking to Baltimore because I
feared he would be lynched. The people
were and arc very augry, but the law
abiding clement had the upper hand in
Charles county and were determined that
the law should take Its course, satisfied
that Justice would be done.
REASONS FOR HIS REMOVAL.
"There were three reasons which impelled
me to bring him here. In the first place,
the Jail of Charles county Is unfit to keep
a prisoner in. It Is unsafe and the sanitary
conditions arc inadequate. Again, it would
have lieen a heavy expense to the county
to keep extra guards atthe Jail.
"We know that he will be safe In the
Jail until the time for his trial arrives, and
all the county will have to do is to pay for
his tmard here, which will amount to less
than It would have cost us In Charles
county."
Mr. Posey brought along wTHTBThrtilOod
splotches, which will he submitted to ex
perts at the Johns Hopkins hospital for
examination. Mr. Tosey left for his home
In Charles "county shortly after the commit
ment of Cocking.
"A Iter my Interview with Cocking," said
Marshal Frey,"during which I was closeted
with hlni for some time, I feel sure that be
Is the murderer of his wife and his sister-in-law.
"He impresses meas being conscious, now
that the story he told of the murder was
not one that would 'hold water,' and to
be regretting with all his heart the slip
when it is too late. This is natural, as he
must know that he is in a pretty tight box.
WEAK AND NERVOUS.
"Cocking killed these two women as sure
as the sun is to rise tomorrow. He was
weak and nervous when we were talking to
him and came very near collapsing. I
tried to make hlni tell what he really knew
about the matter, but all the repfy we got
wa. 'I want a lawyer.'
"As for the motive for the crime, sev
eral throrlcs have been suggested and some
of them may be correct. State's Attorney
Posey gave me a minute description of the
po-itlons of the two bodies when they were
found, and this convinces me that both ot
the women were asleep when they were
killed.
"From what I can understand. State's
Attorney Posey has positive Information
from the physicians who made the post
mortem examination of the Lodles. which
would preveut any reflection being cast
upon Miss Miller, Cocking's sister-in-law.
This would do away with the theory that
Mrs. Cocking's Jealousy of her sisler, and
consequent trouble with her husband, had
anything to do with the murders.'"
GOT IT IN THE "ECK.
"Wonld-lle Rohlier Hit There "With a
Bullet nnd Fatally "Wounded.
Johnson City. Tenn., April 28. John
Crouch, an ex-conrlct, entered the railroad
depot at Tine Flats last night wearing a
mask and. pointing a pistol at J. B. Wolfe,
the agent, told him to hold up his hands.
Woife rose to his feet and as he did so
Crouch fired at close range, tearing Wolfe's
collar off and burning his face. Wolfe got
his pistol and returned the fire, the bullet
entering Crouch's neck, producing a fatal
wound. Crouch Is a memler of one of
the best ramllics In this city.
Col. Ludlow Questioned.
Col. William Ludlow, chairman or the
board or engineers' officers, which last
summer investigated the Nicaragua Canal
project, detailed lo the House Commerce
Committee tills morning the nature ot the
observations made by them while In
Central America, the circumstances sur
rounding their work, and the conclus'ons
reached as to the cost and practicability
or a canal.
WEDNESDAY'S BENNING ENTRIES
Horse and Official "Weight In tlio
Events Tomorrow.
(Special to The Times.)
Bennlng Race Track, D. C. April 28.
Entries for Wednesday, April 29, 189G:
First race Handicap. Six furlongs. Han
well. 108; The Swain, 107; Tinge, 106;
Allen L., 102; nurllngham, 09, and Silk,
97.
Second race Four and one-half furlongs;
selling. Russler, 110; Bmgalonc, 98;
La Vivaudiere. Stanislaus, 95.
Third race Capitol stakes; three years;
mile. Shakespeare II. 127;Premler, 112;
Seplour. Volley, Intermission, 107.
Fourth race-Handicap, mile. Dutch
Skater. tlG; Urlsk, 99; Emotional, 96:
Lodl. 90.
Fifth race Steeplechase, two and onc
bair miles. Hiawasse. 1C1; Gold Dolljr,
-Emperor Otto. 162; Lafayette, lot; May
Ulossom, 149; Helios, 144; Flushing, 142.
M TO DllfOfi TREASOh
Guiliy of Conspiring Against
the Transvaal Republic.
JOHN HAYS HAMMOND ON
Cecil Rhodes Brother Anions tho
Number Chamberlain States Tliut
lie 11a Cabled Prrldent Kruger
.ExpresMlng- Confidence That 1S
"Will Commute Seute-nce.
J
Pretoria, April 28. Five of the leaders
ot the National Reform Committee, who
pleaded guilty of h'gli treason yesterday, in
cluding John Hays Hammond, the Ameri
can mining engineer, were condemned to
deatli at this forenoon's sitting of the
court.
Col. Francis Rhodes, brother of Cecil
Rhodes, ex-premier of the Cape-Colony;
Lionet Phillips, George Farrar and Cliark-s
Leonard, are the four leaders who, with
Hammond, were sentenced todeat'i.
Phillips, Rhodes and Farrar pleaded guilty
or high treason on Friday last, and Ham
mond, who was ill, and not in court that
day, made a similar plea.
Tills e-ourse. it was thought, would have
the elfect to mltlsate the severity of
their sentence, but it turns out that it did
not.
DEPLORED JAMESON'S MISTAKE.
Counsel for the defense yesterday read
a statement to the court signed by Ham
mond, Phillips, Farrar and Col. Rhodes,
admitting that they had u'ked Dr. Jameson
to go to Johannesburg, but deploring
his mistake in entering the Transvaal
and marching on Johannesburg, when there
was no urgent need for his presence. They
maintained that their action throughout
was not hostile to the government.
The statement also enumerated the
grievances of the Ultlanders. and elabo
rated reasons to prove that the actions
of the committee werenot hostile to the re
public. Regarding Dr. Jameson's raid, the state
ment declared that when the committee
learned certain facts, it sent, on December
27, two messengers, MaJ. Heany by rail,
ud Capt. Hoiden across-country, to for
bid Dr. Jameson to move.
London. April 28. In the House or Com
mons today Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, sec
retary of state for the colonies, said:
"I have received a private telegram, of
theaccuracyof which I have no doubt, say
ing that five of the leaders of the so-called
national reform committee at Johannesburg
had been condemned to death. I thereupon
cabled to Sir Hercules Robinson at Cane
.Town Instructions to communicate the fol
lowing to President Kruge-r:
FEEL CERTAIN OF COMMUTATION.
"The government has Just learned that
the sentence of death has been imposed
tipon tie chief lender of Re reform com
mittee. The government has no doubt
that your honor will commute the sen
tences. Indeed the government has as
sured Parliament that this Is jour honor's
intcntion."-
Mr. W. J. Galloway asked whether the
law governing such casesdid provide simply
for the confiscation of the property or
persons found guilty nnd not for the Im
position of death sentences upon the-m.
Mr. Chamberlain replied that he couid
not answer that que-lion. as he was doubt
ful whether the condemned men had Ix-en
tried under the statute law ot the Trans
vaal or the Roman and Dutch law.
Right Hon. James Dryce asked the names
of the prisoners under death sentence, and
Mr. Chamberlain said they were Col.Francui
Rhodes, brother to Cecil Rhodes; George
Farrar. LlonelPhillips.and JohnllaysHani
niond. Thcnameofthenniicondeienedinan
he had forgotten for the moment. Four ot
them are British subjects and one Ham.
mond Is an American.
Homo School Incorporated.
The Industrial Home School of the Dis
trict of Columbia was incorporated today.
The object of the institution is to provide
a home for friendless and neglected chil
dren of both sexes and rurnish them with
Instruction in the various. Industries. The
Incorporators are: John D. Mcrherson, T.
B. Hood, Huldah V. Blackrord. James B.
Noursc. J. B. T. Tupper. Lewis Abra
ham, Charles E. Foster, J. Ormond Wilson,
B. T. Janney, Nellson Falls, M. D. Tecfc,
and William B. Gurley.
Bout "With Eleven Perxon Cap.Ued.
Fairfield, Me., April 2S A boit de
taining eleven persons capsized last night
while crossing from the Ecnton oho.-e to
Fairfield. Wilbur Chase, a young busi
ness man ot Fairfield, was drowned, but
all the others were rescuesl.
Verdict of Not Gnllty.
The Jury in Judge Miller's police court
Ihls afternoon returned a verdict of not
"guilty in the case or Edward Smallwood,
who was accused of assaulting Ids wife.
520 fm- f?li.
, Tor a few itavs we will sell regular $20
custotr-Tiadc suits, finely tailored in mest
fashionable stvlc.far only $. Misfit Cloth
ing Parlors, 407 Seventh street.
When a paper, driven by
competitors, is forced to ex
aggerate its statements, it
invariably follows the course
which it has pursued in the
past. It soon matters little
whether it is killed for a
wolf or a sheep. Hence it
makes no appreciable differ
ence whether that paper
claims to reach 42. 82K
965 or 196 of all the occu
pied houses in Washington.
The public may, with the
rare good nature with which
this communit' is credited,
close its eyes to the vagaries
of this clever manipulator of
figures. But, believe them,
not in this day and genera
tion. More copies of The
Times are sold every week
day, by fully twenty-five per
cent, than of any paper in
the District of Columbia.
Circulation books open tc
all.
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