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llT A nT ""VT jTi FIl A m 7 1 TIMES tyavz IJou Sent (X as Coupon? VOL. 2. NO. 398. WASHINGTON, D. C., OTJEIIDAX MORNIa, APRIL 193 1S95 SIX PAGES. ONJE3 CENT. LE8MBD Ml TIE LIGHT 1ED REBELS He Will flot Permit Religious Services in Jail. Proclamation Calling on Insur gents to Lay Down Arms, CAST OUT THE CHRISTIANS SEN0R DE LOME- LS HAVANA Central Union Mission "Workers for the Good of Humanity No Longer Permitted There. Custom of Thirteen Years' Standing Vio latedHis Contompt Freely Ixpressod for Those Who Labor for Sin-laden Souls. Because of the anti-Christian tyranny of "Warden Loonard 300 prisoners lan guish Jn the dungeon gloom of the District Jail without spiritual consolation or Christian cheer. To deny to these men such consolation as they may realizo from religious exer cises is the torture of tyranny. It is brutality. It is wrong to the community with which many of these prisoners will again mingle at the expiration of their terms.. The story In brief is that "Warden Leonard has fcfloed an oriier prohibiting the hold ing of religious exorcises at the jail on Sunday. Application is, however, to be nude to the judges of the several courts to compel Leonard to permit Sunday services for the lienefit of the criminals, lu conformity with a custom of thirteen years' standing. Thirteen years ago the Young Men's Christian Association was granted per rotestoa, through the influence of the judges of the courts, to hold a religious Bvrvice each Sunday afternoon in the ro tunda of the Jail. Warden .xJroeker lent a helping hand, becaoee he saw in it a chance for good. Men pitting away in the sunless cells were often brought under the sway of Cbrtetian influence who could not be reached in any other way. "WORK FOR THE CHRISTIANS. At that time there were no benches at the jail, and the Y. M. C. A. was called upon to provide them. Mr. B. H. "Warner and Thomas Smith donated the lumler and the prisoners made the benches. Each Sun day a herdic load of Christian workers "would go out. The facrtpuires were read, stirring hymns were rang, prayers devoutly said; ex periences low and God's Messing asked. This continued tilt the establishment of the Central Union Mine ion, when this worthy institution provided the necessary wrkere. Since then the work has been nominally under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association, but really under the direction of the mission. It is be lieved tbatrnuch good was wrought. Very often, 'prisoners released from the jail would come to the mission, and fctart their lives anew. The same conditions prevailed during the incumbency of "Warden Burke, but Leonard, throughout bis regime, has mani fested aversion and hostility to the Chris tian workers. "When the benches, which had been made gratuitously by "Warden Croker. needed repair, Leonard gave the job to his brottier, and presented a bill to the Y. M. C. A. for $20. The work at the outside would, it is said, have required but the labor of one carpenter for one day. It is insinuated that he bad the work per formed by the prisoners and charged for it as though done by free labor. He has several times told tils friends that the Christian people were a nuisance and, that they tried to ran the jail on Sundays. He has impugned their motives and denied the results of their work. The Christian lulks state that Leonard did not want litem around the jail bocausc they conversed with the prisoners, and the Tcports of brutality tnd profanity on the part of Leonard and some of the keepers were leaking out. "When the smallpox scare "was at its heighth, Leonard sentfor the jail committee of the Y. M. C. A., composed of Messrs. "Wheeler, S wartwout, "Wormsley and "Wood, and told them that because of danger of Infecting the prisoners, they would have to suspend those disagreeable Sunday services. INSULT TO THE VISITORS. This was taken as a deliberate insult to the Christians, because they stood in more imminent danger from infection from the prisoners, drawn aa many of them were from the slums of the city, than the prisoners did from them. Besides, the workers, some years back, had maintained their services despite the fact that two cases of the loath some nvdady existed among the tenauts of the prison. By the order of Leonard, all religious exercises were abolished, and efforts to have them resumed have thus far proved futile. A request was sent him that if Sunday services would not be tolerated, would he please permit a missionary to be sent to jail each day to work with the inmates in their cells. -"No," declared Leonard. "Christian ranters arc nuisances." Last week the Central Union Mission and the Young Men's Christian Association threatened him that if he did not permit a resumption of Christian services the matter would bo brought to the attention of the judges, who. had granted permission for those exercises. This scared Leonard, and he wanted to compromise by "permitting," as he phrased it, "four memebrs of the Christian Asso ciation to come to the jail for an hour on Sundays and meet the men in theircells,the names of these workers to be sent to me on the day previous." He reserved the right to reject any of the workers authorized by the Y. M. C A. The Y. M. C. A. and the Central Union Mission have considered the cell plan pro posed by Leonard and have rejectediton the ground that it would reoulre two hundred workers to reach the prisoners in that way, and for tlie further reason that they are entitled to hold a regular religious service there each Sunday. The result of thiB struggle may result in the humiliation of the conceited warden. He will have to come orf his perch or lose his job. The Christians of the District of Columbia are going to hold religiousservices at the District jail on Sundays, Leonard willing or unwilling. i Ilojane in "Sla CouBlne." In "Ma Couglne," which was the play last night, at Allen's Grand Opera House, Madame Itejane takes the role of "Riquette," a French actress, who under takes the reconciliation of a husband and wife. The exactions of the role arc finesse, diplomacy and the affectation of the grand passion for the husband by JtiqueUc. Theplay isdbcldedly French, butMadame Re jane has a lovely part, and played the peacemaker to perfection. The wife to whom the wandering husband is to be restored Is "Clotilde," Madame Duluc, "Victorine," by Mile. Martial, "Raoal," by M. Humbert; "Rosalie, " by Mile. MarcheUi; "Champ Courtier," by M. Numes, and "Gaston," by M, Maury. The performance throughout was in the hands of competent actors. "Divorcons" will be the play to-night. Flames Destroy & Town. Madrid, April 18. The town of Taytl, on one of the Philippine Islands, has been destroyed by fire. Two thousand houses "Were consumed, one life was lost. Brink "Washington Brewery Company's sore Champagne Lager. DURANT TO TELL HIS STORY His Attorney Says the Prisoner Is Worhing on a Statement. Police Say Absence of Any Bloody Clothing Is the Only Weak Point in the Case, San Francisco, April IS. Theodore Burant was very cheerful this morning and greeted every one with whom he came in contact with a smile and pleasaut words. The probable change in the conduct of the accused man is caused by the belief that the police have exhausted every mine of information against him. The searching of the church is finished, and no further evi dence has been brought to light. -Police Surgeon Somers visited him this morning to study his actious In anticipaton of aplea of insanity when the caseis brought to trial. Br. SomerssaysthatDurantshows no signs of an unbalanced mind. Gen. Dickinson, Duraufs attorney, called on Durant to-day and the two held an ani mated conversation, which lasted for some time. At the conclusion of the conference, Gen.Dickinsonlnformedseveralpersonsthat his client was about to make a statement which was not to be made public at present and required the police to see that Durant was not disturbed. Duraut worked the "whole afternoon on the document and denied himself to all newspaper men and his friends. Little hope is expressed that any bloody clothing belonging to the murderer will be discovered. This, the police say, is the only weak point against the prisoner. A slight reaction in public opinion has set in in favor of Durant, brought about by the testimony of those who witnessed his cool actions after the discovery of the body. His comrades of the Signal Corps, won were present when the news of the finding of Miss "Williams' body and that Durant was wanted for the crime, was flashed by the heliograph telegraph sys tem from this city to Mount Diablo, say that not a muscle moved or flush passed over his face. His actions at the Christian Endeavor meeting, on Jbe night of the murder of Miss "Williams were so gay and he seemed so self-possessed, that there are many who think the police have run down the wrong man. On the other handV the circumstantial testimony against Durant is so strong that something else will have to be done to re move from the minds of many people the impression that he is the guilty man. BUTLER A BOY BEATER. rinkcrton Detective nt the Itnco Trneks Displays Cowardly Ferocity. A brutal assault upon a little eleven-year-old boy by Seymour Butler, a Pinkerton detective, caused quite a commotion In front of the Metropolitan Hotel last evening. Butler is employed at the St. Asaph and Alexander Island race tracks, and yester day he ejected from the place Patscy Braunlgan, an exercise boy at St. Asaph, whom he said was making himself objec tionable. Butler is noted for his tough proclivities. He seldom nses his authority that he does not assault the person with whom ho comes in contact, and when he put little PatSey out used the child very roughly. After returning from the races yesterday Patscy met Butler on the avenue and up braided him for his roughnes-s, whereupon Butler struck the boy in the race with his fist, knocking him down. At this juncture a passer-by named Charles L. Hill stepped up and told Butler that he should be ashamed of himself. The detective tamed fiercely upon Hill, ripping out an oath, asked what he had to do with it and struck him. He knocked Hill's hat off, and when the latter stooped to pick it up Butler struck him again. A policeman took them before Inspector Hollinberger, who made Hill leave $5 collateral, but upon Butler giving him a smooth tale he said he would be respon sible for the detective's appearance in the police court this morning. "Wages Increased and Stoady "Work. North Adams, Mass., April 18. The strikers of the Linwood mill returned to work to-day after having been out three weeks. The return to the old schedule of wagesderuandedbytbestrikerswasgranted. "Westerly, It. I., April 18. The weavers in the Westerly Woolen Company's mills will return to workonMondaynext, Congressman Warren Arnold, the proprietor, haviug agreed to an increase of wages and steady work. Painfully Injured hy a Jlicycllst. Frank Merklin, a child, living at 710 H street northeast, was run over and pain fully Injured yesterday in front of 716 H street by a bicycle ridden by George Fau berschmidt, of 1320 Vermont avenue. Bitten by a ret Dog. Raymond Ebltrs, a young son of Police man Ehlers, of the Ninth precinct, was badly bitten about the faco by a pet dog yesterday. The animal wa$)killed. ANOTHER POLITICAL STORY WITHOUT WORDS. He Cave Away Safe Blowers to the Grand Jury. BECOMES WITNESS FOR STATE He Offered Some Time Ago to Tell if Prom ised Immunity Confesses tho Full De tails of the Ferry Company Bobbery: Policeman Green's Caso Again Ignored Secrets of the Jury Room That Loak Out. The District supremo court grand juries this winter and spring have proved very leaky. On several occasions, facts which were supposed to be locked in the secrecy of their iron-clad obligation, under threat of punishment for contempt of court, have come out as rumors or statements of fact that have been confirmed with more or less exactness by subsequent events. Yesterday it was rumored in police cir cles and on the street, that the charge of murder against Policeman A. W. Green for killing Reuben Foster at Hillsduie, had been ignored. Seventeen members of the jury. It was stated, had voted against indicting him. It was further stated, Avlth much assur ance, that Major William G. Moore, super intendent of police; Sergt. Kirby, und other policemen had been examined by tho jury this week, and their evidence had gone far toward exculpatiug Mr. Green. BIRNEY WAS MUTE. Mr. Birncy, when questioned about the matter, simply shook his head. It is stated that ho lias been quite confident of secur ing an indictment upon the facts presented. Another matter before tho grand Jury yesterday was the safe-cracking job at tho Washington Steamboat Company's office. "Billy" Williams, now in jail charged with housebreaking and larceny in this case, was before the grand jury yesterday. It is said he had previously offered to turn government witness and tell the whole story if he could gjtfn im munity in tho other crooked work. This was refused, but for a day or two past the prosecution has been making terms with him, and as a result he went before the Jury yesterday morning. EXPLAINS THE EPISODE. It is stated that it was these negotia tions to securchls escape from punishment that led Williams to snub his attorney, Eugene O'Neil, und led to O'Neil's at tempted assault on Mr. Birney In the ante-room of Judge Cole's court Wednes day afternoon. The report is that Williams gave the full details of the safe blowing, impli cating, however, only the men now in custody. It has been thought others were concerned with them in that job, and it was with that hope he was prom ised escape if he would testify. In that much, if the report be true, the government has been disappointed, but it now has a good case against those already indicted. HIS ftONEY WAS HIS CURSE. Inalllit3 to Collect u Lonn Impelled n Rich Farmer to Suicide. Raleigh, N. C, April 18. B. W. Huffman, a rich farmer in Almance county, to-day attempted suicide and is dangerously in jured. He has loaned much money and was unable to collcctafive thousand dollarloan. This affected his mind. Ho went home from the county town, locked the door of hlB room andshothimself three times in the breast and when his ramily burst in the door of the room they found him In bed attempting to cut his throat with a pocket knife. They seized him in time to save his life. Arrested Gilbert for Housebreaking. Policeman Muller, of the Fourth precinct, last night arrested Eddie Gilbert, colored, on the charge of housebreaking. Gilbert is accused of having broken into tho linen closet of the steamer George Leary during her last run up from Clilton Beach, and having abstracted sundry sheets and towels. - Grew Old in Prison. Auburn, N. Y., April 18. Jane Brooks, aged seventy, convicted of murder in the first degree in New York city in the early 60's, but whose sentence, owing to a popular feeling against hanging women at that time, was commuted by Gov. Sey mour to life Imprisonment, died in the woman's prison hero. Walkover for Norfolk. Norfolk, Ta., April 18. Norfolk out batted and outflelded the Petersburgs in to-day's game. Herr pitched a beautiful game for the local team, and both of Pe tersburg pitchers were hit hard. Tho weather was cold and the attendance small. Drink Washington Brewery Company's pure Champagne Lager. LADY SOMERSET'S REPLY She Doesn't Care to Refute in Detail Rev. Mr. Hick's Accusations. Says Hi3 Ignorance of English laws On Entailed Property May Excuse His Absurd Statements. The Associated Press yesterday received the following card from Lady Henry Somer set, the well-known lemperauee advocate: "Reigate, England. My attention has been called to the utterly, unfounded charges made against mo by "a Mr. Hicks a few weeks siuce on the eve of my sail ing for home. "I do not coonsider that it is necessary for nie to enter into any detailed refuta tion of these accusations frequently re iterated by the enemies ot reforms with which my name has come to be associated; but if auy or my American friends desire to ascertain the position I occupy with re gard to tho management of my London property, will they dome the favor to seek for Information from the housing committee of tho London county council? "The ignorance of Mr. Hicks concerning the laws of England eutailed property must be his excuse for the absurd statements he makes about my country estates. I have legal information that his attack is libelous, but if all the libels against reformers were brought before the courts we should have but little time for more useful occupation. "My experience of tho fairness of the American press makes me confident that this communication will bo widely circu lated as an act of justice to one who has recived so many tokens of good will from the home folk of America, and who has al ways written and spoken as a friend and not a critic ot the newer England across the water." New York, April 18. William E. Hicks liveB in this city. He said to-night: "Lady Somerset is evading the charges I made. Nothing was said about herrenting her property to liquor dealers. That's her own business, but I did say that she was publicly accused in thcLondon press last fall of crusading against abaudoned women at thq very time she was drawing rents from them. My principal charge against Lady Somcrset was that she is willing to reform anything except tho special privileges that make her rich." WHAT'S IK A KAHE? 'Jones nml Morrison One mid the Same Posture Stump Counterfeiter. Chicago, April 18. C. O. Jones, the f onner nawspapor artist, who was arrested last night by the United States Secret Service on tho charge of counterfeiting two cent stamps, confessed to-day to Capt. Porter that he and tho man Morrison are one and tho same. J Jones' friends say ho has been in Canada for the past month, returning yesterday. The secret service men tracked him to Cin cinnati, where ho wrote to a .Chicago news paper that his stamps wore' now for sale in Mexico. -. ' Mrs. M. T. Mackt whowas in charge of the Hamilton office, is thought to bo a Chicago woman. She is uiider arrest in Canada. " : Col. Suurh' "Annual ?"Vislt. Col. Otto L. Suess, comrnandor of Mary laud Division, Sons of Veterans, paid his annual visit to John A. Logan Camp, No. 2, with his staff. Tho G. A. R. Musical Union, Col. Tracy, director were pres ent, and rendered appropriate music. Remarks were made by by Col, Suess, Post Col. John It. Neeley, Post Capt. Davis, and Post Col. E. It. Campbell, ( Col. Tracey, Comrade Coleman, Capt. Depue, and others. Jtefrcshments were served afrd a pleasant evening enjoyed by those jpresent. Smashing Sam Small's flVliulows. Norfolk, Va., April IS. At about 8:30 to-night some malicious person threw a rock through a window of the composing room of the Daily Pilot with force enbtigh to break a window, an electric light globe, and knock a hole in the piaster of the wall opposite. There is a clew to the miscreaut, who is believed to have becu prompted to the act by a certain liquor dealer. W. A. C. Gymnastic Benefit. The, management of the Washington Athletic Club will have tho pleasure of presenting to-night one of thebestgymnastic and athlclid exhibitions ever given In this city, the sum realized therefrom to be de voted to the club benefit. ' Pretended Ho Ilnd a Dead Child. John W. Rice, colored, who has been publicly soliciting alms upon the plea of providing burial for his child, was pulled last night by Policeman Sroupe, of the Niuth precinct, on the charge of vagrancy. Inquiry by the police proved that he has no child. Drink Washington Brewery Company's pure Champagne Lager. Edward Darling's, Wife a Wash ington Girl, Charged With It. HIS MOTHER ACCUSES HER Sho Was Beatrica Gay Klinele, a Million aire's Daughter Mrs. Darling Declares That Dr. Francis Spranger, of New York, Now Her Former Daughter-in-law's Husband, Was Her Accomplice. New York, April 18. Mrs. Flora Adams Darling, a writer ot war letters and one of the founders ot the Daughters of the Revolution, is seeking the indictment of Dr. Francis XavJer Spranger and his wife, who was formerly her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edward Irving Darling, by the grand jury of New York county. The case is in the hands of Assistant District Attorney Battle, and is now in such shape that iriall probability it will be presented to tho grand jury during the coming week. Mrs. Darling's son, Ed wrad Irving Darling, died on February 13, 1894, at Mount Clemens, Mich., from what she claims to have been slow poison. Edward" Irving Darling was a musical composer and a poet. Prominent among his best productions was a book entitled "Echoes of tho Lake." Among his operatic works was "Tho "Viking," which is to be produced in a short time. Others were "The Jolly Bachelors" and "The Gentleman Savage." THEY MET IN WASHINGTON. The son met Beatrice Gay Klingle while In Washington with his mother In 1885. He fell in love with the girl and they were married on September 15 of that year. At first they came to this city, residing on Pare avenue, but later they removed to De troit, where Darling became manager of the muslo house of Grinnell Bros. A short time after his engagement there he met with an accident in railing out of a window and breaking several bones of his body. Dr. Spranger, then a recent graduate ot a Western college, was called in to attend him. For many weeks the young man lay in plaster of Paris casts and it is alleged now that during this time the doctor fell in love withhispatient'swifc. On July 4, 1S92, the younger Mrs. Dar ling received word of the death of her father In Washington. This left her an estate valued at more than $1,000,000, consisting ot real estate in Washington and government bonds. Mr. and Mrs. Dar ling went to Washington to attend the funeral, and stopped at the Ebbitt House in that city. While there the young man became vio lently ill after drinking a glass ot milk. Dr. Harrison, a physician ot that city, attributed it to Impure miik. Mrs. Darling, the mother, now claims that that milk contained poison. DR. SPRANGER'S MEDICINES. After tho funeral of Mr.Klingle.Mr.andMrs. Darling returned to Detroit, and from that time on, it is said, the husband became an invalid. According to the story told by the mother Dr. Spranger was in constant attendance upon her 6on. When Dr. Spranger was questioned as to the cause of the illness he said he wassuff er ingfromBright'sdisease. 0uNovember25, 1892, while in a bad condition physically, Darling came to this city and visited his aunt, Mrs. Duval Ncv Everett. While stopping with her his health continued to improve and he gained twenty-five pounds. Mrs. Darling joined her husband m New York on January 24, 1893, and it is said brought with her medicine precrlbed by Dr. Spranger. After a short time the son begau to grow ill again according to the story told by hismother and when his wife returned home on March 1, he was again in a precaarlous condition. Darling returned to Michigan on June 20 of that year to live with his mother at Mount Clemens. There he was attended by Dr. Rihnrd Locchncr, who said that the young man had been under the in fluence of violent drugs, which had destroyed the tissue of the body, and that his death was only a question of a short time. ACCUSED HIS WIFE. The patient died on February 13, 1894, but previous to his death he made a state ment that his wife and Dr. Spranger had systematically poisoned him and that he would die from tho effects of the drugs given him. The body &is cremated without a post mortem examination at the request of the patient, who maintained that he did not want his body to fall into tho hands of his wife. Mrs. Darling, the mother, Jiad Tealized, as she now claims, that her sonjbad been murdered, and took the matterT,bofore District Attorney Frazier', ofDctroit, who said that the suspicion, while perhaps well founded, was not strong enough to warrant the arrest of the doctor and her daughter-in-law. .. At that time Mrs. Darling-the elder, had advanced tho idea that her -son had been poisoned, because his wife had fallen in love with the doctor who had attended him. The district attorney is said to have an nounced at that time that should tho wife ever marry tho doctor the motive would become plain. MOTIVE NOW ESTABLISHED. The motive, according to tho dead man's mother, has now been established through the public marriage of Dr. Spranger to Mrs. Darling at the Corpus Christ! cathedral at Baltimore on March G of this year. Dr. Spranger and his wife aro now In south ern California enjoying tbeirhoneymoon. As soon as the marriage was announced, John Qulncy Adams, a brother of the dead man's mother, residing in this city, took the care before District Attorney Fel lows. He submitted proof, as ho claims, that poison was administered to the son by his wife while they stopped in this city in the early part of 193. District Attorney Fellows assigned tho case to Assistant District Attorney George G. Battle, who is making a thorough examination of all the circumstances surrounding the death of young Darling. CIIIMISTS ARE AT WORK. Among those who have given the story to Mr. Battle are the dead man's mother, Mrs. Duval Ney Everett, and Mrs. Leroy Smith and John Quincy Adams. Several different medicines, alleged to have con tained poison, are now in the hands of Mr. Battle, and rfre being analyzed by chemists. Mrs. Darling, together with her sisters and brother, was seeu at the residence of Mr. Adams to-night. They talked freely of the case, and said that in their opin ion both Dr. Spranger and the new Mrs. Spranger systematically poisoned young Darling. Mr. Adams said that he should carry the case before the courts and would see, if possible, that the guilty party Is brought to trial. Mr. Battlo, when seen in regard to the matter this afternoon, admitted that he had such a case in his hands, but was not at the time prepared to talk about it. Mr Adams will call upon Mr. Battle again to-morrow to see how the case is progressing. VRIGHT FOUND OBLIVION. Death or tho Man Who Shot ImsHeLf With Suicidal Intent. Benjamin F. Wright, who attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself five times Wednesday morning, died at seven o'clock yesterday morning at the Emer gency Hospital. Coroner Hammctt visited the hospital shortly before noou, and after viewing tho body decided that there was no doubt that it was death by suicide, and as such no inquest would be necessary. He or dered that a certificate of-death be made out. The body was turned over io Mr. John Wright, the undertaker, and a brother ot the deceased. The funeral services will takke place Saturday at 4 o'clock p. m., probably from the residence of Mrs. Wright, the wife of the deceased, at No. 1427 Eighth street northwest. Inter ment will be in Glenwood. Tho letter found on Wright after he shot himself, directed to his brother, was opened yesterday, but it is stated that it gave no reason for his act, further than to say that he wanted to die. It conveyed assurances that the deed was his own, and begged his brother to hold no one else responsible. ANNE ROTHMOND IMPRISONED. Halieas Corpus Employed, to Get TTer Out of the Ilon-e of Good Shepherd. J. Weed Corey, the attorney, yesterday made application to the District Supreme Court for a writ or habeas corpus. He states that Anne Rothmond, who is twenty years old, is imprisoned at the House of the Good Shepherd, at Thirty-sixth aud F northwest, and is so closely confined that she is not able to sign tho petition. She is not allowed to talk with her friends ex cept in the presence ot her keeper or through tho bars of her prison. Judge Bradley, upon presentation of these allegations, ordered the writ to issue, making it returnable April 20. At 4 o'clock it was put in the hands of Deputy Marshal Frederick A. Craft, who pro ceeded at once to serve it. Sister Mary accepted service, and Anne Rothmond will be produced in court to-morrow. Major Alexander's domination. The Nomination of Major Winthrop Alexander to be Inspector general of the District militia was yesterday forwarded to President Cleveland by Gen. Ordway. Major Alexander has had thirteen years' experience in the National Guard, having risen from private to his present grade. Charffod With "embezzlement. Edward Stewart was taken into custody in the Fourth precinct last night on a war rant sworn out some time back by C. W. Griffith, ot 337 Pennsylvania avenue, charging him with the embezzlement of $56. He is held for the detectives. Trial Spin of tho Aiumcn Ram. Bath, Maine, April 18. ThcramKatahdin had a trial spin to-day over the mile course off Southport to try her indicator cards and test the valve gear. Everything" worked satisfactorily. Drink Washington Brewery Comp'any's puro Champagne Lager. Tha New Spanish Minister to This Conatry Will Haka an Investigation of tha Aili anca Affair and Then Proceed to Ner York Roster of Insurgent Forcos Eth els Indulge in Plantation Earning. Havana, April 18. Captain General Martinez de Campos has issued' from San tiago de Cuba, a proclamation off erlag; par don to all insurgents, with the exception of the leaders, who will lay down their arms and surrender. He has made preparations to immediately pursue the memebrs ot tha bands who refuse to come in under the proc lamation and the warfare against them wtll be waged vigorously. Sendr Dupny de Lome, the newly ap pointed Spanish minister to the United States, arrived here at '6 o'clock this evening. Senorde Lome made the voyage from Spain with Marshal de Campe-3, "and left him at Santiago de Cuba, pro ceeding to this port on the steamer Maria Christina. It is expected that he will proceed tov New York on Saturday, after raakiog an investigation into the AlHaaca affair. DXSTJRGENT FORCES. Private advices from th eproviace of Santiago de Cuba show that the forces ot the insurgents do not amount to aeailj the number claimed by the rebels. Among the leaders of the various bands arc Erailio Giral. a white man, who command! 200 men; Alfonso Goolet, mulatto, 50 Bernardo Camacho, white, 100; "Vieto rianax Garsen. white, 400; Louis Bowae, mulatto. 200; Kduardo Domingncz, white, 200; Yictoriano Hicrrezuelo, mulatto, 360j Qnintin Bandera, negro. 1.0OO; a ad Perico Periz, white, 1,000B a total oi 3,900 men. Ot this number 1.900 ars said to bo armed with rifles, white the others use shotguns and macbettos as weapons. The rebels do not poesees a single piece of artillery. Considerable excitement has been eanfied by the fact that the rebels are a&nt resort ing to the incendiary tactics that eaaged eucb enormous losres to the piasters iterfeg; the last insurrection. REBELS RESORT TO ARSON. The Central plantation, Dos AmJg3r two friends, the property of SeaorMicotaa Castano. situated or the coast near Maa zanHio. has been burned by the rebels. Two million arrobas of sugar eaae were destroyed. ' The advices do not show whether the machinery of the plantation was destroyed. These central factories contain very expensive machinery, eraebers. vacuum pans, centrifugals, etc., and saostd tha rebels burn many of them the loss wobW. be enormous- It is stated on good authority that tfie troops commanded by Col. SaaSoeHdo have cooped up a band of the ingurgjwfe in the mountains in the province of Santiago de Cuba, aud that their capture is only a. question of a short time. The rebels are making a stoat defease, and a very hot fire la brfue; exchanged. WILL EDUCATE AND ASSISTi Street Ttnllwny "Union Incorporated Upom a Jlroad Fraternal riatfarm- The Protective Street Railway TJnteat has just been incorporated, with ite ob jects defined to be to unite all street ear men in the District into a compact aad fra ternal labor organization; to create among its members a healthy opinion upon tha rights of labor; to educate, morally, fi nancially and intellectually, its members;: to assist each other in procurias: employ ment, and to maintain a sick and death ben efit fund. Stated meetings are to be held, accord ing to the constitution, on the fitst, third, and fifth Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p. m., and on the second and fourth. Thursdays at 8:30 a. m. and 2 p. ra. Fifteen new members were initiated hsC night at the meeting held at Bunch's Hall, on Eighth street, and there was a larger attendance than at any prevtaas" meeting since the organization was ef fected in December. Addresses were made by Messrs. Fraafc. Dent, James Trainer and J. Herbert, respectively, each counselling in stream terms the cutivatlon of fraternal rehufoas among the members and between them and other labor organizations. By unanimous vote it was aicreedthatthe union shall give an excursion to River View at such time in July next as shall bo con venient. Committees of arrangements therefor will be chosen later. The union has been growing so rapMHy that the memberslookforward with certainty to an early day when it will be the-boag labor organization in the District in pains of. numbers. Simons n l.nrcenlst Seven Timi's Over. Four additional informations for lar ceny were filed in the police court yester day against Arthur Simmons, sou of the colored messenger of the White House. This makes seven cases against the young' raan. Simmons was arrested some tuner aw, but was released and afterward failed to appear in court. An attachment was issued and he will be rearrested and sentenced. Anacostia News Items. Policeman Robfe arrested last night Thomas M. Berkley, who was innd n Minnesota avenue in a drunken sthpor. A colored inmate of St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the Insane escaped from that institution yesterday by climbing the outer wall. The police of Anacostla were notified to look out for him, as he was seen making his way toward the city. He is described as being about five feet eigh t inches in height, wore brown overalls, and was in his shirt sleeves. Charles Wilkinson, white, residing near the Hebrew burying ground, came to the police station last night with a badly lacerated foot and leg caused by a dog bite. Wilkinson wanted a warrant for a colored man named Delany charging him with keeping a vicious dog. He stated. his case to Justice Smith, but a warrant was refused, as the affair was of too remote happening. Carrie Ley, the five-year-old child of Richard Ley, who lives on the Silver Hill road, had her mouth badly cut by falling do wn an embankment yesterday. Strenuous efforts arc "being made to obtain water at the store of Mr. Freeman, at Good Hope. Workmen have dug over 200 feet without any success, and yester day Contractor Butler put in service a mammoth well-digging engine. The report of an intended meeting ot residents at Hillsdale last night regarding the Foster shooting was pronounced falsa by Messrs. Underdue and Sayles. Thero will be no meeting until after the report of the present grand jury in the case. THE -WEATHER TO-I.V"T. Fair; slight changes in temperature; variablo winds; probably fajr Saturday.