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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON. SUNDAY. OCTOBER 22, I8M.
Cash r Credit The Only The more you study our prices And compare the qualities we sell with what other firms naud'e the more you will reconie the fact that we take first place as value-givers. Cheaply -made Furniture is never cheap, for it lasts no time. We wiil notliaudie it, though it means us cutting promts closer than others .n order to make our prices 1ower than anyone can match, while giving better qualities. Always remember that your wc'comc here do3a not depend upon the amo'int in your pocket-book. If ou have not money, you have credit. We will arrange the terms to suit your circumstance Cash or Credit. LADIES DESK Solid oak. French legs handsomely carved, and a targe, serviceable piece of furniture, and is an extra alue at ENGRAVINGS FRAMJBD ETCH INGS. COLORED PHOTOGRAPHS, etc . la a great variety We snow a large line and the prices must be right. A handsome large, gilt-framed Etch ing for $2.00. HIGH-GRADE SOLID OAK DIKING CHAIR Golden finish, cane seat, new pattern, and a $2 Chair, for $1.50- Large assortment of REED and RATTAN GOODS A full site Comfort Rocker. ell made and thorough! well totalled. $3.75. MASSIVE SOLID OAK SIDEBOARD Golden finish handsomely curved; swell front large linen drawer It's a $90 value, for $22.00. EXTRA HEAVY SOLID OAK GOLD EN F1XISH CHAMBER SUITE Has French pattern plate full swell fronts, doable drawer and door commode is a good $75 alue for $50.00. SOLID OAK BEDROOM SUITE Full swell front 4 drawer dremer, swell front, double door commode, large SfxM bevel plate mirror, bed and drawer stand feet high A high-grade set $25-00. ANOTHER SOLID OAK BEDROOM 8OTTE Handsome! carved and high ly finished has swell front, drawers, French beel plate mirror, and is an extra big value for $17.50. 901903 Seventh Street TUB LADIES WILL HELP Success to 31ark the Columbia Typo graphical Union Fair. The Principal Prize to lie GIcn Away "Will He a Hound-Trip Ticket to Paris Good-Nnluretl Rivalry Aniunc the Contenting 13l isionn Partial LiM of the Contribution. Tate alettes of the members of Colombia Typographical Union, No 101, and their frieode recently held In the interests of the fair which ie to be held under the auatneec of that organisation November 27 to December 2, indoarve. demonstrated that all concerned are making every effort to sake the atfair a iniccenr As no enterprise of thta Mod can be a decided success with out the assistance of the lady friends of those concerned, the members of the union have enlisted the co-operation of their women friends, and so have already practical- Manured the success of the fair The hoard of control in charge of the fair jtmotted that already the friends oi j the oaten were leading practical aid to the success of the undetaWng. as is evidenced by she targe number of cash contributtoufc and donations of valuable and useful ar ticles. Great enthusiasm in the coming event was created by addresses made by Bdwta C loses. President of Columbia Union, F C Roberts, William Greenfield, Sfedbr Smith, "William L. Gmchtas. Edward Thomas. David Snyder, H W Templar, and others. Mr. I. H Babcock, Chairman of the printing committee, reported that during fair week a daily bulletin will be printec Thus publication, it is stated, will be ooe of she prettiest and most elaboratly gotten up programmes ever issued on a similar oc cosloa in Washington. it is also stated that one of the capital prises, which will be voted for during the fair Is a aoued-trip ticket to the Paris Rxeootttoo, This prise is donated by the Second division of the Government Print ing Owee. in connection with this it may be stated that already much rivalry exists among the dhsereot divisions of the Government Printing Otnce as to which -will make the meet valuable donation to the fair Tbe Cecond division is reckoned as one of the small dtrlsioos in the Government Print ing Ossoe. so everybody is anxiously await, lag the announcement of the contributions of the other divisions Daring each night of the fair the mem bers of some organisation will be 'enter tained as guests of honor Already two evenings have been set apart, for the local order of Bike and the Baltimore Typo grattbteal Union Daring tbe past week tbe following con tributtonc have been received Hon. John Hsv. Secretary at State, HO, Mr Wfu Most. Chief of Weather Bureau, $10, Joan L. Kennedy, Industrial Coanmsnon, $10, Mtawa. Halm ft Go 919, Mean. Itabler fc 11 nia. r. VatUUBM. Md . 100. Thomas W Smith, luanber aai anil work, $$, Thouat) Somervillf fc Soa. 6, X a. Campbell, architect 6, Yitxmu Palp Paper Oo aew iork, $S Interlakeo sum rrovtoeace. R I , S, the SafeU lomla tarWbt and Cable Co.. Kew York. S, Hirsl. . fl. meas temutriar and lasts. 6, H Kebnst aaom Co . fccw "iotk, $. E. J K. Rosen thal, one doaaen Maaitstaui huts $a Baraard Bros., sse fctghnde daa slS, B iiorn, one pans pattern, fB, Sale Co , one Urap and table 3&. Joaeph AUerbaeh. oae calf leather BTtp. 15, Ceatral Labor I moo out dreM wit case, , Oconje a bpier, one t-day maatle lock, fL H. K. Fulton, one mandolin &, Daba sTMattia. two dosen cfataa arUchav 16, Kadalah Hast k Co , one carving cet, one docea podkst tiiliss. sad three aratchea, $15, a illiaat liaba M Os , , Palau Royal, tilverware pitcher, and Oay, m, AdvertMer Pnatiat Comnsay, prtaUas. ft. law Reporter Company, pnntina;. Vis, faonaw V Csdiak, prumar, fl, National PoaUahmf Crnnsnsy. nnatiar., i, Jsdd t Bet wcUer, pftotiar, f5, Mornstm Paper Co , sUtion -ty, m ; . C Burton, one large American nag, 16, I Earl Vaguer, t acaaon ticket to baseball stmda tor 1W, R T U.rwick, one case liquors Complete Houscftmiishcrs in Washington Cash or Credit. Cash or Credit. A HANDSOME SOLID-OAK WARD ROBE Double doors paneled front and sides, with shelf and hooks com plete. Regular prite is ?12 now for $9-00. SOLID OAK EXTENSION TABLE duster legs w ith croes pieces. SERVING TABLE Quartered golden oftk, choice design and polish finish. $6.7. DBCORATED DINNER SET 112 pieces complete W e don t need lo ex plain much about it when wc say the price is $6.2, SOLID OAK SUITE Golden Onish, full Ewell front large pattern French bevel plate mirror suite is handsomely finished with rope molding, and is a regular $45 value Our price is $32.00- WHITE ENAMELED FURNITURE Chiffoniers Dressers Toilet Tables. etc A 3-drawer Dresser, with large bevel plate, brass handles, well fin ished, a very handsome piece, for SOLID OAK SIDEBOARD Golden finteh, large linen drawer, ample cup board; French plate mirror. A big value for $15.00. SOLID OAK UPRIGHT FOLDING BED Front nicely carved and paneled, is thoroughly well made and is fitted with an excellent woven wire spring Regular $30 -value $20.00. HOUSE & HERRMANN and box opars, ctrve Caldwell, one half cai liquors and 100 ciear- John Connor, one lialf fake whitki. John Bonim, one case wliieVv, lohn W O Connor, one cat? wlnalv, and Martin K turtin one case uhijkj Besides the above donations several handsome articles have been donated to individual members of the union AN INVESTIGATION ORDERED. Iteccnt ItumorH RcnrdluK' Cultnu Census AppointmeiitM to Ue Sifted. The recent reports from Havana that a number of former penitentiary convicts were among the census enumerators ap pointed In Cuba resulted in telegraphic instructions yesterday to Victor Olm stead. Assistant Director of the Census, to proceed at once to Havana and confer with General Ludlow for the purpose of making complete investigation of the charges Gen J P Sanger is in general charge i of the census work both in Cuba and j Porto Rico, and Mr Olmstead Is his chief i assistant in the former island Before Mr j Olmstead went to Cuba the field work was divided among the six provinces of the island with a native in each province as supervisor. These supervisors had the ap pointment of the enumerators for their province. A complete list of the enumera tors appointed has not yet reached General Sanger The officials of the War Depart ment are greatly surprised at the charges made, and it is proposed to remedy any evil that might be discovered in this di rection. THEIR PROMOTIONS BRIEF. Kie Colonels Mnilc HrIrudierM nntl 'I lien Itelired. The promotion to be brigadier generals of five colonels, and their immediate re tirement, has caused the following list of promotions to be issued by the War Department Col Alexander C M Pennington, Second r tiller? . promoted to bndier general, October 16, and retired October IT upon bib own application, after more than fort tears' service, Lieut (oi VAilhaiu I- Hakin Second Artillen to colonel Second Artillery, Mayor John H Mi nek, Hith Artilleo. to lieutenant colonel o( the Second r tiller ,'Capt John M k !avis. First Uttlten, to major in the Fifth Artillen , Firt Lieut I-ois Ofititeiw, Sixtb Artiliett. to be captain oi the First Arulleri , Second Lieut II L Carmicliael, Seventh Artillery, to be fin lieutenant in the Sixth Artillen Col Royal T. Frank, First Artillery, promoted to be brutadter jreneral, Octolrtr 17, and retired October !, upon Ms own application, after more than fortv jeare' service, Lieut Col I- Han Mph, Third Artillery, to colonel of the First rtillerr MaJoT Edward Field Second Artillery, tto lieutenant colonel of tbe Third rtilkn , Cant K K. Roberts, Fifth rtillery, to major in tile Second Artillen , First Uciit John Cwiklin jr , Second Artillcrt. to captain in the Fifth Artillen , Second Lieut H ( liiehop Sixth Artillen, to ftrsr lieutenant in the Second Artillery Col Louts II Carpenter, Hith Cavalry, pro moted to brigadier general Octoter IS, and retired October 19 upon bw own rejuert, after over thirt year service, Lieut Col H K Ilaffert. Second Cavalry , to colonel of the Fifth Cavalry , yiajar a M Wallace, Second Cavaln. to lieutenant colonel of tbe Second Cavalrv (apt N S (hm ler. Fifth Cavslrv, to mayor in the Second Oa air First lieu W A Holbroolc. Seventh Cav alrt to captain in the Fifth Catalry, Second Ieut C K. Stodter Ninth Cavalrv, to first lieutenant in tbe Seventh Cavalry Col Samuel Oventtune, Twentv third Infantrv, promoted to brigadier fteneral October IV and re tired October Vi upon hi own application after more than thirty yesrs irvice; Lieut (ol (! a Davis, lout tec nth Infantn. to colonel of the Third Infantry Mayor J M Thompson 'lwentv fourth Infantry. to lieutenant colonel of the Fourteenth Infantn. Capt T k Matin, rleveoth Infantry, to mayor in tbe Twenty fourth Infant r Col Daniel M' Boric, Seventeenth Infant r, promoted to brijradicr general, United States rtnv, October to and retired October 21 upon his own .pplication, after more than fortv years' aenrice. Lieut. Col i H Smith, T dfth Infantry. to colonel of the Seventeenth lntai.tr , 'Major John W Hub, Fourth Infantry, to lieutenant colonel of tbe Twelfth Infantrv, (apt a L Pitcher, Eighth Infantry, to mayor in the Fourth Infantry. Sailing of the Mouooiicj . Tbe old light draft iron gunboat Mo Bocacy sailed from Shanghai for Chln Kisng, China, yesterday. She is one of tbe vessels suggested by Admiral Dewey as available for service in the Philippines There are doubts at the-Nary Department as to the Moaocacy's seaworthiness, how ever, and she will be docked at Hong&ong to ascertain her condition Cash or Credit. Carpets. Straw Mattini Oilcloth, We carrv a most complete assort ment of all grades of carpeting and floor covers including MOQUBTTE AXMINSTERS SAXONIES VEL VET? BRUSSELS ALL WOOL and HALF-WOOL INGRAINS Wc cam all the new designs and colorings and we make it a point not to be undersold on anv grade wo carry Our hne of STRAW MATTINGS is the best assorted in this city, and In clude5! all grades in both large and small patterns Prices start verv low and include the tacking down We Make. Lay, and Line Free of Expense All Carpels we sell and the prices auoted vou bv our salesmen include all the costs of the Carpet on the floor. Rugs, Mats, Art Squares, Carpet Sweepers, Linoleum A BEAUTIFUL o-PIECE MAHOG ANY TINISHED PARLOR SUITE Coered in godd quality brocatelle and upholstered m a thorough manner; frames well finished for $25.00. Immense assortment of DINING CHAIRS in all grades We offer a handsome solid oak diner cane seat, hich back, and made upon honor, for only 1. PARLOR SUITE 5 pieces, complete mahogany finished frames well made and coered in good qualm fancy damask The suite is excellent alue at the price ELEGANT GONDOLA COUCH 29 inches wide, C ft S in long coered in handsome eIours has 5 rows tufting and is fringed to the floor A genuine bargain at $1375. Corner of I (Eye) Street. A LONG FIGHT EXPECTED. The 'Iioiililes of the 1'nintcrn' I iiion to He Vlrcd in Contt. It is expected that the differences between the two factions of Mount Vernon Painters ssembly, No 1798 Knights of Labor, will result in a long fight before the District courts It was learned yesterday that the faction which includes the officers of the organization, against whom a restrain ing order was itsued by the Supreme Court of the District on Tridav, enjoining them from using any of the fundB of the as sembly for the purpose of purchasing a charter, or otherwise expending the monev for the benefit of District Assembly No C6 Knights of Labor, have consulted at torneys with the intention of fighting the opposition to the end When the restraining order was issued on Friday the court did not specify any particular day when it would be return- able In the mean time the injunction '" remain ln Iorce- ano lnere wl" oe no necessity for the complainants the faction which objects to affiliating with District Assembly No CC, Knights of Labor, taking other action It is not expected, however that those whom, it is alleged in the petition for in junction, desire to give up their charter in the general order of the Knights of Labor and affiliate with the local assembly will let matters remain in that condition long As soon as an answer has been pre pared, it is supposed, they will go into court and ask that on the showing made the restraining order be rescinded After considering the matter should the court not deem the grounds stated in the answer sufficient cause to cancel the or der, testimony will be taken and the case heard upon its merits People who are posted in reference to the causes which led to the filing of the petition for injunction are of the opinion that the hearing in this matter will naturally revive and bring to issue the proceedings now before the Su preme Court of the District which involves the relation of District Assembly No CC, Knights of Labor to the general order ot the Knights of Labor and consequently the relation of Blount Vernon Assembly to both MILES' TOUR OF INSPECTION. Colonel Miclilcr AVill ccoiiipuiiy II I in on n "WcNtcrn 'lour. Gen Nelson A Miles, commanding the United States Army, left Washington last night for an extended tour of inspection of Western and Southern military posts The General s party consisted of his wife and daughter. Miss Hoyt of this citv, Prank Hall of Philadelphia and Capt. rrancis Michler the General's aide The first stop will be made at Chicago, from whence the party will go to Omaha and thence to San Trancisco A stop of several days will be made at Red Locks, Mont , where hunting for big game is to be the programme Col W r Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, will join the Gen eral in the sport. After making thorough Inspection of the transport system at San Francisco the par ty will leave for the South stopping at San Antonio Tex , N'ew Orleans, and home bv way of Atlanta It is expected that the party will be away at least a month Operation on th Cur, HAMBURG, Oct 21 It is authorita tively reported that the C-sar submitted to an operation at Darmstadt on October 14 It is said the operation relieved him con siderably of his sufferings from cerebral pressure Vn Aqueduct In I'aiianin. The Bureau of American Republics has received Information that the authorities of the city of Panama hive invited bids to be opened Decembei 30, for the con struction of an aqueduct in that place. "Mi. llriklcjolntN Trip. Assistant Secretary Meiklejolm will leave 111 a few days for an extended trip West He will in spect nuinlwr of military posts in ebraka and Wyoming, and will net ' relRrn to Waintfton until the middle of No ember A thin, Rervou peteon requires ten hourV deep evn nitiht and a bottle ofileunli s, Maerzen ii N:i!.tU Bur bi(or retiring IH MliN GDBA Scenes at Sagua La Grande and Puerto Principe. ,jk1 'I owns That Have Di'cmtil in TroiUiil Lnrlnehs Vn Ymerlciin 13-viieriiiientIns: "With. Northern i (.nnUii 1 rin.k-1'ciicliCK mill Vpplcs That Full to Grew The fechools. CARDENAS, Sept It The citv of Puerto Principe, lying almost in the centre of the province of the same name, is reached by a forty-five mile railway, from the port of Neuutas, on the north coast. Though one of the richest and most interesting capitals of Cuba, as well as the quaintest and furthest behind the times, it is par- ( haps less known to the outside world than anv other town of equal size on the island. "Within it old Tempus seems to have turned j as lazy as the natives, and to nave laid down his sevthe and gone out of business In the earliest das of European occupation With a population of something over 60,000, the citv has never had a hotel nothing better than posadas and fonditas, as quaint . and comfortless as that in wnicn josepn and Mar) found refuge in Dethlehem of j Judea The citizens however, though un- j progressive and sleep) as the sleepiest denl- ( zens of the tropics, are so beautifully hos- i pitable that the) never permit a friend to remain an hour in a public house Ever) stranger who comes their wa) with ' im.c f intrnHiKiinn is rprplvcrl literalK ' with open arras, and treated as a bosom friend and even those without Introduc- I nn ',mic thPir faces or manners earn I tnr, evident a testimonial of non-respecta- : ,,.: .ii. mw n,Q,,. v .ith. l bilitv can assuredly niiiLV can usauicuij iui. .uw ....j ....... , out difflcultv At the worst, travelers in these out of-thc-way regions will do well to remember that in every village the priest s house the ' padre' (father) in lo cal parlance is always open to the public, and in them wayfarers may be sure ot entertainment at reasonable rates of com pensation" A very short visit in Santa Maria del Puerto Principe as the town was chris tened, leads you to think that the high sounding title is nther a misfit. Its nar row, crooked streets are mostly unpaved and the low casas of antiquated architec ture are shabby in the extreme There are several old churches, a number of con vents and monasteries a well patronized bull-ring a theatre a group of somewhat more modern buildings for government offices, and of course a fine casino for no Cuban city is so poor that it has not several of those anti-domestic institutions nnilod clubs" in the United States where in benedicts may preserve the liberty and trauitions oi oaciieiuruuuu, ui iuu c-wiu of their own firesides Tbeicountry around Puprto Princine is the best in Cuba for grazing purposes vast grassy plains, with rivers running through, where millions of cattle might be well sustained. "iet to this day Cubans generally go without butter or pa"y a dollar the pound foi vile smelling stuff 'brought in tin boxes from Denmark and not fit for wagon grease Enterprising Americans can find no better field than right here in well-conducted cattle farms The Industry would ret require large capttaL like sugar and coffee, and would bring sire, speedy, and bountiful returns Some tobacco is grown in the neighborhood und a good deal of sugar-cane and wild honey produced by the stlngless bees of , the-country is ex ported irt considerable 'quantities An American gentleman is experiment ing in the line of aram truck, on a small farm In Principe province not far from the capital. His onions, beans to matoes cabbages, egg-plants, and I don't know how many other homely Northern vegetables seem to be doing remarkably well, except for the drawback of too fer tile soil which inclines to undue ex uberance of vegetation at the expense of fruitage He ha3 also an'apple and peach orchard real apple and real peach trees hut in this climate they do not bear ap ples and peaches, only beautiful crops ot thrifty leaves ana Diossoms in meir sea son The buds Invariably drop off prematurely Sugar producing soil, in any part of the world will not bear our Northern fruits, but it win grow orangua and other tropical fruits to perfection The "'nc. 'eve" m away turougu a i wi Id oranges of this section, small, juicy, inch pipe The water contains an excess ,.,,". i.i nr n finn n can ha of lime, and during the winter season, aui jvnun o - w ..- w found anywhere in the world, but, strange to say, there is not a regular orange grove in Puerto Principle province In Cocoanut Grove. Cocoanuts are made more use of, and every mans field is fringed with the tall, graceful trees The nuts are sold on the spot, at an average rate of ?8 per thousand They are generally hulled where they grow, and "then hauled to a primitive mill near Neuvitas, to be ground and pressed for oil The Cuban process of extracting oil from the cocoanut resembles that by which Texans make oil from cotton-seed The cake of solid residue is fed to the pigs about the onlv live stock at present raised in Eastern Cuba and the shells are util ized for fuel in running the mills So far, the oil has been locally employed only as a lubricator for sugar-making machin ena -nicked waste of valuable material it seems to those who are familiar with the splendid possibilities of the product Here is an unequaled opening for the manufacturer of palm-oil soap, cocoa-fibie mats, hats etc , to say nothing of the hun dred other uses to which parts of the tree, its fruits and fibres may be put The saying goes that a cocoa-tree bears a nut for every day in the year Any where in rural Cuba vou may buy as many cocoanuts as you can carry for a twenty-, live cent coin and one who has never tast ed the "milk' of a freshly -gathered nut tan have no idea what is meant by the phrase "a draught for the gods " " hile still alive as they bay in the West Indies, the nuts are not brown and hard, as we see them in northern markets they are bright vcllowish green and look like colos sal apples slightly elongated The shell is soft and easllv cut You mav make a hole in one end with a penknife when out gushes the milk like a living spring It should be colorless as water with a slight bparkle like that from sbme clear moun tain rill with a sweMish; delicious flavor, and if picked earlv ip the morning, after the nut has been swinging all night In the breeze the pint of liquid is almost ice told The trouble with Imported cocoanuts is that they are gathered unripe and spoil ed In transit, and then the juice becomes thick white, and sour like buttermilk Wheie cocoanuts grow, you never find inside their shells any ofthat hard, white layer which Northerners desicate (desecrate would be the better word), for in its best estate the nut has no such substance but Instead a creamy film, hardly thicker than a thumb nail, which is scraped off with h spoon when eaten 'riioiisnnds-'Of XMiuiriN. Immediately west of Neuvitas the cays begin, which stretch in tlose succession all the way to Havana no fewer than 180 of them, by actual count, between the two points named They aie of varying sizes, from a few yards to miles In extent but uniformly long and narrow with beeches of silvery sand, fringed with mangrove bushcb and cocoa palms Cayo Rom mo the largest island on the north coast ton tains 172 square miles, but is vet entirely unoccupied Next in hUc is Cayo bai (Salt Island) whereon are primitive salt works which supply half Cuba A few of these islets have excellent anehoiage but the majority aie environed by inaccessi ble reefs, the work of coral builders Nothing more delightful can be imagined than a leisurely ciulse in this tropical archipelago Not a ripple disturbs the mirror-like surface of the sea and thiough the crystal water you may distinctly trace furrows on the bottom, formed by currents in the sand Par below on the ocean lioor you ate coial In globe liht formations with myriad branches and their world of zoophytes standing motionless am'd a thousand marine growths, sponges with concave tops like Neptune s punch bowls, star-fish a foot in diameter, strange deni zens of the deep startled by the boat passing over darting away their brilliant colors showing in prismatic flashes, and occaslo'iallv air- enormous turtle, aroused from his napping paddling for dear life amid a milk) cloud of coral sand The next westward port of call is Sagua la Grande, situated several miles up the Sagua River The river s mouth is thickly strewn with islets, all coered with inar- grove thickets, and the intricate, shallow channels between them are marked by stakes, to which fluttering rags are tied. Another boca (ino.ulij opens out beyond a dangerous bar and forms a large and safe, but shallow bay, which cannot float vessel1- drawing more than sixteen feet. It is lined with wooden warehouses for depositing sugar and other merchandise, and there is n wharf which may he ap rioached b vessels drawing not more than eight feet The rher is navigable some twenty mi'cs above, but only for yachts lighters, and similar small craft, and so narrow is the wnterwa) between cjvnefields stretching to the horizon on cverv side that you j se-tm to ue sailing- on iano mis is n roied sugar-producing region, the aver age annual shipment from Sagua before the war being 700,000 bags besides quan tities of molasses and cane-rum Sagua City, with its population of 22 000, including the suburban hamlets of Isa beIa Titiccito, and Chinchilla, is one of the healthiest and cleanest as it was once i among the most prosperous cities of Cuba it is yet the flower of Santa Claia province, though nearl) ruined by reconcentration and much smaller than Santa Clara city and Cienfucgos. The streets are well paved with stone, covered with carget and band from the river and there is a tolerable S)stem of sewerage a very rare thincr. indeed. In Cuba Education was formerl) at a high cob here, the municipalit) maintaining twenty -two schools There are three big orphan asylums, besides, wherein several nunnreu cntiuren are taugnt several usi- .. ... , ful trades, together with the rudiments of hook lore A cigarette manufactory and bo factory have been established in connection with the asylums, which render the older boys and girls almost self-supporting Theie is a large hospital, capable of caring for three hundred patients, also a lazaretto for smallpox cases, a dispensary for chil dren whose parents are living, and a soup kitchen which dispenses food to the adult poor. In Siinun L-a Grande. The reconcentrado element was unusually strong here, and its dire result will be felt through more than one generation It 1s estimated that to this day uoward of 2,000 adults are fed in the soup kitchen, and o00 children every day receive broth, milk, and medicine, if necessary, at the dispensary The schools have hitherto been maintained on the queer Spanish plan, from taxes col lected by the Spanish Bank and handed over to the provincial board of public in struction, which hired and paid the teach ers The total expense of the twenty -t,vo schools salaries and all, is reckoned at about $13 000 per annum Since Spain's rule is ended, the Spanish Dank collects no more taxes, and the con sequence is that for many months the teachers have been paid no salaries, and some of them are actually in a starving condition The great hospital, too, is just now in a sad strait for money Its running expenses used, to be paid by the various towns of the judicial district according to the number of patients each contributed, but all ore now so poor that for a long time nothing has been paid in, and the hospital finds itself in debt over 410,000 to outsiders and $7 000 more to its employes for seven teen months back salaries All these misfortunes are the direct re sult of the war, and the brave little city is doing its best to recover its financial standing Sagua was unwilhnglv compelled to expend upward of $7,000 in fortifications for defence against its friends, the insur gents, and to maintain a horde of its nat ural enemies, the Spanish soldiers, to the lasting detriment of home institutions The city has both gas and electric lighting, but for nearly a year it has been in almost total darkness, because so much was owing to the gas company that it had to suspend business The electric light plant is small and never had power to sup ply more than the two parks and furnish a few private lights The water supply Is insufficient, being brought from Arroyo Blanco, eleven miles away, through a 10 when rains seldom fall, sometimes gives out altogether The municipality collects taxes on real estate, commerce and Industries, a special tariff on the latter and a basis of 0 per cent on the benefits declared by the con tributors on the real estate For example, the tax on meat is two and a half cents a pound, and the slaughter-house and market pay heavily, bringing the price of beef up so high that none but the richest can indulge in the luxury The principal industry is the distilling of alcohol, the factory which turns out the best on the Island being capable of making 130 hogsheads every day, besides other kinds of liquors The distillery is appro priately named ' El Inferno" the hell There is also a foundry, a paste manu factory, and several cigar and cigarette factories Sagua is well connected with the rest of the island by railway with Havana by the Central Railroad, with Southern Cuba by the Santa Clara and Clenfuegos Rail way, and with the eastern provinces by the Remedlos and Caibarien line The Western Railway, a new narrow-gauge line, which promises to be of great Importance. Is com pleted onlv about ten miles There are also a number of private railways, fiom five to twenty -five miles long, the prop erty of sugar plantations FANNIE BRIGHAM "WARD. A BARTENDER ROBBED. ThoniHM Murpliv Ov erpowcred nntl I.oulictl in an Ice IJoi. CHICAGO, 111 , Oct 21 Thomas "Mur phy, a bartender at 97 Shelton Street spent a half hour this morning in an ice box", where he nearly froze to death, while three men made away with $35 60 from the cash register and his watch and chain When the three entered and or dered the drinks two of them thrust re volvers uncomfortably near his nose while the third went behind the bar and 1c lleved the tash register of the money and Murphy of his watch They then locked Murphy ln the ice box, where he was or dered to remain while they escaped A LOCAL OYSTER WAR. 'I ho Schooner Captains Complain of Had Tiealnient by Dealt tm. A war" is on between the wholesale ovs ter dealers of the city and the captains of the sixty or seventy Washington schoon ers which bring the product of the oyster beds of the lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay to the Eleventh Street whaif The captains of these schooneis say they are being ruined by the arbitrary act on of the wholesale dealers going to Baltnrore and Annapolis to purchase their biva'ves Ihey claim further that nearly 2 000 bush els of oysters spoiled on the wharves week before last and 1 COO bushels last week al though during the latter period the price h id been reduced 0 per tent The wholesale dealers answer this b the statement that foi several vcars the cap tains of these schooners, have whenever occasion would warrant, demanded exorbi tant prices for their cargo s and have often laisetl the price when there was no w. in ant for it Things got so bad in this way they claim, that they were cornpel'ed to find another marl et in which to make their purchases IiicuI IVnsIbii4 f71riiiti.il. TlicfoIlftjMnf HtaSW'UW V&e" ni-d to re duits of the Inetrut- of Columbia Intreaee Miilnel Pirtrnh.1 'vIiIhi- ibnit CS to J12 W ui t 1 "-m 11 J 1 11 Lr Lii Lil 't-.o Have You Bladder or Uric Acid Trouble? You May Be Afflicted and Not Know It. To Prove fjr Yoursolf the Wonderful Curative Properties of Swasug Root, the Great Kidney Remedy, Every Reader of The Times May Have a Sample Bottle Sen Absolutsly Free by Mail. It Is now conceded by eminent scientists that the most important organs of the body are the kidneys. They filter your blood and work away night and day, whether you are asleep or awake People are apt to believe that kidney dis ease is a rather rare disease, but statistics have proven that it is a most common tiouble And the proof of this is that most dis eases, perhaps So per cent, are caused in the beginning by disorders of the kidneys. BECAUSE they faiL to filter your blood. Your other organs may nQed care but your kidneys most because they do most. If you are sick begin doctoring yo ir kidneys, because as soon as they are weil they will help all the other organs to health When your kidneys are not doing their work some of the symptoms which prove it to you are pain or dull ache in the back rheumatic pains, sciatica, sediment in The urine, scanty supply, scalding Irritation In passing it, obliged to go -often during the day and to get up many times during the night, uric acid, sleep'essness, nervous ir ritability, sallow, unhealthy complexion, puffy or dark circles under the eyes, loss of energy and ambition If your water when allowed to remain undisturbed for twenty -four hours forms a sediment or settling, or has a cloudy ap pearance, it is evidence that your kidneys and bladder need immediate attention Swamp-Root is the great medical tri umph of the nineteenth century, discoverel after years of untiring effort and research by the famous kidney and bladder special ist, Dr Kilmer It will be found by both men and women just what is needed in all cases of kidney, liver, bladder, and uric acid troubles This famous new discovery, Swamp Root, will set your whole system right The best proof of this is a trial, and nothing could be fairer than the offer to send a sample bottle of Swamp-Root and a book telling all about it, and containing some of the thousands upon thousands of testimonial letters received from sufferers cured Both the sample bottle and book will be sent absolutely free, by mail, to any address The great discovery, Swamp-Root, is so remarkably successful that our readers are advised to write for a free sample bottle, and to be sure and mention reading this JOHNS HOPKINS EXHIBIT. The Speeinl "Work ot the Lnlversltj to Go to 1'nrlH. BALTIMORE, Oct 21 The exhibit of the Johns Hopkins University, including that of the medical school, for the Paris Exposition, is being prepared under the direction of Mr Nicholas Murray, Li brarian of the University The collection will be forwarded to the United States Commissioners, at Washington, by whom it will be sent to Pans arriving there the last of December or the first of January. The contribution of Johns Hopkins will form a part of the educational exhibit of the United States The university has been asked to send articles relating to its scientific publieations to its works in the physical laboratory as illustrated by the spectrum, maps and the celebrated con cave gratings of Prof Rowland, to work in geology, as shown by the surveys, to work, in the biological sciences, and especially in anatomy, physiologv and pathology The exhibit of the medical school will be included In (his last division It will consist of plates illustrating the work done in pathology The exhibit of the medical school will be included In this last di vision It will consist of plates illustrating the work done in the laboratory courses, and of publications representing the orig inal investigations which are being carried on under the auspices or the medical school The exhibit of the Johns Hopkins press will be put in a separate block in the col lection of the mencan publications. PROF. CLARK RESIGNS. 'the Washington 11 ml Iee lnlversltj 1,omcs nn Instructor. LEXINGTON, Va , Oct 21 President William L Wilson, of the Washington and Lee University, caused quite a sensation here today by announcing to the law stu- dpnts that there was a vacancy in tne chair of common and statute law, and that Prof William L Clark had severed his con nection with the university Prof Clark is recognized as the greatest authority on con tracts in America He is the author of the college text books, Clark's Criminal Law Contracts " ' Criminal Procedure," an "Private Corporation, ' used in all the lead ing law schools in this country The Wash ington and Lee University of which Gen. R E Lee was president from 1S63 to 1S70, and one ot the moot famous schools in the South, made great eftort to secure his sen Ices and created a wide reputation when Prof Clark accepted and came from Wash ington to accept the chair of "contracts, do mestic relations evidence, and pleading," about six weeks ago at a large salary Prof Clark has not been in his classroom for eight days It is said that violent breach of his contract with the trustees is the cause, and he was allowed to resign last evening Prof Clark left town last night for New York where he states, he will give his attention to another textbook with a prominent publishing house CONSUL LANE MARRIED. n Ohio Mini's Infatuation for a Creek Girl. FORT WAYNE, Ind, Oct 21 Relatives here tonight received notice of tho mar riage, October IS, at Bornabat, of United States Consul Rufus valt Lane, now lo cated at Smyrna to Mis Mane Psiachi, a Greek girl, daughter of Mrs John Psiachi The groom is a graduate of Earlham Col lege, and was the Cincinnati member of the Ohio Legislature who suddenly switched and cast the vote which elected Mark Han na to the United States Senate Nothing v.as known of Consul Lanes infatuation for the Greek girl until the wedding was announced 'I he MinbrloU Liiiinolimj?. The launching of the torpedo boat Shu bnck, at Richmond, Ya , on the 31st of this month is to be made the occasion of a several days' fete Secretarv Long has signified his intention of attending the la nching, and a delegation of prominent Richmond citizens will come to tnis city this w eek and extend an mv itation to Admiral Dewey, and other Cover jment J efluials m SWAMP-ROOT IJi jij Kidney, Liver a-d Bladder filll js3 I Mny tote on two cr threo 'pita tnj j teajpoonfula before or after ma!s jgifjX m 11 and at bedtuae. liM I m ill Children les tccorJlnc t - acre. r Jufc 1K I Maycoian!eacei1tliBinaJlcai iW- Ks3 (j and Increase to fUt d ermtje, IIS I. W ll as the caso woold seem to rejairc Jjjjjl IS jj ThU great remedy enrca aH JIB iW II "'"ey hrer, bladder and tTric j jjjf fjpi jl Acid troatle3 and duor-era due jjsM lltlS II to',eaI- UdnTR, Koch as cntarrh i JbJ II ot the bladder, gravel, rhcuma- SI Bg jig II Uan, lTur.bago and Bright s bis- jSE Ig ease, which U the worst fgna of II ns si ( It Is pleasant to taie. lit ill JPJ (J PREPARED O'JLV BY J ii Si DR. KILMER & CO. jjj I ll B1NGHAMT0N, N. Y. ) Sold ball Drncslsta. Hi!' One half the 50 et izt one quarter the $1 rite. generous offer in The Times when sending their address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Biag hamton, N. Y. If you are already coavmced that Swamp-Root is what you need you can purchase the regular 50-cent and oae-dwWatr size bottles at drug stores. Don't maka any mistake, but remember tbe same. Swamp-Root, Dr Kilmer's Swamp-Raoc WHIPPED 71-YEAR-OLD SON. Death of Monroe HetlCcH, WI10 Wan !(" learn of Aee. , INDIANAPOLIS, Ind , Oct. 21 Moroo Hedges, claimed by bis relatives to be one hundred and five years old, ia dead. A few weeks ago he told a correspondent that he was one hundred and seven years old He was exceedingly bright at that time, and gave prominent incidents to his life without any hesitation. Hedges was known in the part of the city where he lived as Grandad Hedges." He was a familiar figure about the streets, and en joyed good health until a few weeks ago. Hedges leaves five sons and one daugh ter The oldest son is seventy-one years old and the y oungeet about forty-nve years. Until recently Mr. Hedges boasted that he had never been whipped In bis life, and made the assertion that he never expected to be. Recently his son, Hiram. gQt ,nto aQ a;gment with hjs ife ami decided to nve her a whipping. His father interfered and knocked him out with a cane Hiram is seventy-one years old. 'I'HE CARTER CASE APPEAL. The Habeas Corpus Proceedings to Be Carried to n Higher Court. NEW YORK, Oct 21 An appeal will be taken in the case of Oberlin M. Carter, formerly a captain in the United States Army, from Judge Lacombe's decision dfe raissing the writ of habeas corpus. Abram J Rose, counsel for the prisoner at Gov ernor's Island, was in consultation with him today at Castle Williams. After the consultation Mr Rose said that an appeal to the United States District Court, of Appeals would be taken on Monday morning. An endeavor will be made to get Carter out on bail, pending the decision upon the appeal. Mr Carter is writing a book on his cage, for sa,e but for dl8triDlUloIlj to 9ho his innocence He takes an hour's exer cise every night on top of Castle WilHawi under guard THE KEARSARGE TESTS. The Super-Ininosetl Turrets Almost Iteaily for Trial. NEWPORT NEWS, Oct. 21 The irst class battleship Kearsarge can be put In condition for the super-imposed turret tests at a feV day's notice When Secre tary Long orders this experimental work, on the recommendation of the Board of Construction, which desires to satisfy its members of the practicability of the sew idea, in order to adopt it for the 14.9W toe battleship, the Kearsarge can be made ready for the sea trial in a week at tho most The impression is growing that the double turret is the coming battery ana. The shipyard, it is expected, will be among the bidders on the new cruisers, for wkteh bids are to be opened November 1. 'Monument to a Horse. NEW YORK. Oct. 21. William C Whit ney is erecting at his country home at Westbury, L I , a costly monument over the grave of his favorite The horse was burned in the fire In Mr Whitney's stables early last spring The stone for the mon ument was bought in Europe while Mr. Whitney was abroad. It was received in a rough state at Roslyn last week and from there taken to Mr. Whitney's pine. It will be beautifully carved and waee. completed will have cost $1,000. May lie 11 Mastodon's Unite. RAHWAY, N J. Oct- 21 Edward and Charles Connors, of 61 Central Avenns, brothers, found bone of some large animal yesterday afternoon while they were ex cavating on Januea Avenue Tn konea were six feet below the surface. Prof. Franklin Marsh believes them to be por tions of a mastodon. The men expect lo disinter them. Tk n,H,l, , mitrnt hrartet. but the tickle it la bUme Dean's mentholated tougB doj tto the tickle, five cents, tlrajgiata'. Heunch's Maerwn and Seaate beets mn arnara nr.nn.nB' H1IM It S b tbt DSBOCS tBC PMN I 1 .. ,.., n-hat tur tin v lk he&t- Henries7' j Wrs are mli bT M uaiing hotels and rwtaawr aPI aij by the Arttsgton Bonus C., 'e- ' x