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)am XJou Sent Cl (&as Coupon? 3 VOL. 2. NO. 405. 'WASHINGTON, B. C, FRIDAY MORJENte, APETX 2(3, 1895 ONE CENT, STRIKE WITH SERIOUS RESULTS. WRECK OF THE REIN A REGENTE United States Will Not Interfere with Great Britain's Course. THE PRESIDENT'S POSITION Hs Holds That American Interests Are Not Jeopardized Hor Is There Any Violation of the Monroe Doctrine Ample Assur ances Given by England Upon Both Those Points Precedents for Cleveland's Action. Nicaragua's last "bone at assistance frnm the United States in her controversy with Great Britain to prevent the seizure of Connto vanished yesterday afternoon. Dr Guzman, the Nlcnraguan minister, who bus been waiting with mstense anx iet to see Secretary Greshnm, was finally sum-ssful about 3 o'clock, when the Sec retary came into the deimrtment from ttie White House, wliere lie had liean in consul -tation with President Cleveland, presum ably on the game subject. The interview was very short. In five minutes the minister emerged from t he Sec n tary's office looking very depressed. He rt fused toay a word as to what had taken place, but it can be stated ihat the Secre tary cave him to understand very clearly that the United States would not interfere K the ease as it stand". So there are now three courses open to "Nicaragua namely, to pay the indemnity, to permit the occupation of Connto or to fight, and the next twelve hours niU6t find the choice declared, for the British 1 roups are to land at daybreak to-day at Connto. NO QUARREL OF OURS. As already stated, tlie position taken by tlie President in this matter is that this dispute is one entirely lietween Great Britain aud Nicaragua, in whicli tlie I'uited States has no call to interfere, ' nless then- should be committed acts in jurious to American interests in Nicaragua, i r there should be shown a disposition by G'eat Britain to acquire Nicarnguau ter ritory. On each of tliese points a favorable assur ai ce has beeu had from Great Britain, and all. it is said, that can now be done is to watch the course of events. This decision was not hastily reached. fr r the entire subject of our relations to t'je countries of Central aud South Amer ica was considered and discussed verv carc t iij by the President with his constitu te .val advisors, and then' has b-cu made a close scrutiny of the precedents that might suffice for our guidance. These have beeu found m at least three cses. The first was fully set out lu the message of President Buchanan to Con (. ss in lfc09. iu that portion relating to Paraguay. The second case which is relied upon as a precedent grew out of the difficulties c ' ountered bv Spain. France and Great Lrr,nn iu their relations with Mexico m 1M0. MONROE DOCTRINE DEFINED BY SEWARD. The third precedent was found iu the casr of the war between Spain and Chili .n 1-GG. when upon being appealed to in behalf of Chili, m the name of the Monroe doctrine, to prevent the bombardment of "Valparaiso. Secretary Sewanl wrote to Vi fed Statt. Minister Kilpatnck at San tiago as follows: The Government of the United States Will 'maintain and insist with all the do csion and energy which are compatible With fie existing neutrality that the repub hr ,xu s vsteai which is accepted bv any one of these (South .American) Suites shall not be w.intoniv assailed, and that it shall not lie subverted as an end of a lawful war bv Euronean powers.' but beyond this point the United States Government will not C. nor will it consider itself herebv bound to take part in wars in which a South American republic may enter with a European sovereign, when the object of the latter is not the establishment in place of a subverted republic a monarchy under a European princ." Upon these precedents rests the decision rf the administration to refrain from intcr-'rreni-e between Great Britain and Nica ragua at this stage of the proceedings. NICARAGUA'S ARGUMENT. In behalf of Nicaragua, though without success, it would appear that it has been urged that the occupation of Corinto by the Bntish troops would be In direct viola t.on of the Clayton-Eulwer treaty between the United States and Great Britain. A provision or that treaty pronibits BntiUi occupation of Central American terntorv. It is pointed out that this is even more binding than the Monroe doctrine, as the latter is a principle asserted by the 1 mted States, while the treaty is an ngree ihtnt to which Great Britain is a partv. The terms, it is held, appear to be verv drfmite against Great Britain "occupv ng1' or "exercising any dominion over Njiaraaraa. ' TI1KT AUK FULLY AGIIBUI). Tiiitd State Snlrt 1 Knclorne Kngland'h CaiiHP in Nicaragua. London, Aprll2"i. Inquiries made to day at tlie United States Embassy here c nfirms tlie statement made that Great Britain and the United States are fully agreed as to tlie former's course of action in enforcing her demands upon Nicaragua. The foreign office, up to this evening had not received a request from the United Statesc.TfrJTjNicnrnguafornn extension of the time allowed Nicaragua for considera tion of the ultimatum or Great Britain. CITIZEN SOLDIERS BANQUET. J irbt Annual Fount Enjoyed !y tlie Of- ficerK Association. Brilliant with the sort radiance or waxen to pers and resonant wit b t be merry chat and laughter of the assembled guests were the clieerrul dining parlors of Freund's,1 where last night the Officers' Ajssociation or the Second Regiment or the National uuard entertained their friends at the l.rst annual banquet. Cil CocilClav.president of theassociation, r redded and was toastmaster. He spoke to - Where are we at?" In tlie absence of Gen. Ordway. Assistant Secretary or War Doe responded to "The National Guard." Other toasts and speakers were: Capt. "W II Mover. "The Second Regiment;" Capt. J "W Parsons. "The Citizen Soldier." Surgeon John R. Neely told or the "Pro fessional Man in Service:" Lieut. F. S. Hodgson, of "All Arms of the Service;" tant. "W E Horton. of "Our Invited Guests." and Major George H. Harries told How to Miss the Bullseye." Immediately before the banquet the an nual business meeting of the association was held, with President Clay in the chair The consiiuition was amended in such a manner as to facilitate Uie Tuturc business tr the association and tlie following offl-"r-. were elected for the ensuing year: President, Major Edward R Campbell; ji.v presidents. Capt John W. Williams. Lunjenaut W. P. Vale and Lieutenant John It Neeiey; secretary, Jumes L. Mock; as sistant secretary. Lieutenant Samuel II. Juc-obson. and for treasurer, Charles E. fcchweigert was re'electcd. A reunion Attorney Sentenced. Baltimore, April 25. Charles E. Garitcte, the pension attorney, vas sentenced by Judge Morris to-day in the United States district court to six months iu jail, at hard labor, and to pay a fine of SI 00 for pc rjury. IMddled With IlulletH liy n Mob. Parsons. Tenn.. AprU 25. News reached here of the lynching of a ucgro near the Lome of Thomas Gray, six miles east of here on the Tennessee river. The negro assaulted Mrs. Gray while the lady was alnoe at home, was hunted down bv a posse and riddled with bulletB and left lying in the woods. m OnlV tWetltV-f(v ftllT-a rnmuln In wnicll to get ii TiinCH 2irt book with monthly nubscrlptlon. Better subscribe iiUTt Nine Thousand Men May he Thrown Out of "Work lu Jthode inland. Providence, R. I.. April 25. The tex tile situation in Olneyville reached a crisis this afternoon when 300 weavers employed by the Providence and National worsted mills struck, and more than 2.000 of the operatives were obliged to cease work at both mills at once. The principal owner of these two mills, which comprise the biggest plant in Olney ville, is. Charles Fletcher, a leading mem ber of the Rhode Island Manufacturers' Club, which organization recently agreed to close their mills at the first sign of a Etrikein any mill. About 9,000 operatives would be affected by such a step. Tlie cause of the strike this afternoon is the alleged introduction of non-union men into the weaving rooms or both mills, with the request that the union weavers teach them to weave. PAUL BROWN'S YOUNG WIFE Her Aged Washington' Husband Sues, For Divorce. He Met Her in Pittsburg but She Left Eim Soon Afterwards Prominent People Implicated. (Special to The Times.) Pittsburg, Pa.. April 25. Mrs. Wil liam Paul Brown, the young wife of a well-to-do and aged man of Washington, to day was served with papers as the defend ant in a divorce suit brought by her hus band. The latter was a delegate from a G. A. R. post in Washington to the national encamp ment in this city last fall. He met his wife, who was then a young widow, and fell in love with her. When he returned to Washington he correspond with her. and they were mar ried by the Rev. William T Snyder iu Washington on October 30. The day following the wedding the bride left her husband and returned to this cltv. She went back to him, and again left him a month later. A few days ago Brown sued for divorce, He had his suspicions aroused by his wife's visit to Pittsburg after the marriage, and claims to have secured damaging evi dence against her. When the case comes to trial it will im nlicate some prominent Pittsburgers. Mrs. Brown denies the charges, and says the left her husband for falling to keep certain promises made prior to tlie mar riage. Attorney Joseph How ley will go to Washington as her representative in a few days. Mr. Brown is an upholsterer bv occupa tion, aud resides at No. 1332 Thirteenth street northwest. He is probably seventy vears of age. but aside from his snowv beard and hair he bears but few marks of the flight of time. Mr. Brown positively but pleasantly de clined to be interviewed, referring the re porter to his attorney. He refused to af firm or deny the truth of statements con tained In a telegram shown him. The Interests of the aged plaintiff are rep resented by Mr. James L. Pugh. jr., the well-known local attorney. GOLFERS HARD AT WORK. nxclttng ContestH On the J.lnkK Xeur Hot-nl.ro. The Washington Golf Club began its Eastertournamentontheclublinks.nearthe Aqueduct Bridge, yesterday morning. The ground was perfect for the sport, although a little hard from tlie sun's heat. A good many players arrived at the clubhouse early in the morning, and at 10 o'clock the hole match, the first event of the tournament, began. There were sixteen entries for the match, and thev were divided into eight couples. Several players were unable to attend, and their games went by default. Tlie entries were: Mr. A. J. Parsons with Mr. J. Augustus Taylor, Mr. John F. Leech with Mr. George M. Dunn, Mr. Ed wrad F. Riggs with Mr. Charles 12. Barry, Mr. William Edmund Curtis with Dr. G. R. Brown, Mr. Horace Wvlie with Mr. George S. Fraser. Mr. Carroll Mercer with Mr. George Helleu. Dr. Guy F. Whit ing with Commodore Charles J. Train, Mr. James W. Locke tt with Mr. Charles B. Grav. .Mr. Henry May. the president of the club, did not play in the match, as he acted as referee. Mr. Edward F. Riggs, the secretarv of the club, looked after the comfort of the many guests who witnessed the game. The Washington links have only nine holes, and as it takes eighteen holes to a game, it was necessary to make two rounds to finish. A full game makes a very good morning's vork, as thedistance around is one and one-quarter miles. Many very good scores were made dur ing the day. The finals will be played off to-day. and to-morrow's play will be Tor a handsome gold medal ptesented by Mr. Henry "White. POTOMAC FLATS LITIGATION. Mr. Taggnrt Concludex llin Argument and and Mr. I.eo Knott lleglnH. The contest between the government and tlie numerous claimants of the Potomac Hats from Easby's to the Arsenal, pro ceeded yesterday with the conclusion or Assistant District Attorney Taggarfs reply to Mr. Lewis's argument for tlie Mar shall, and with the beginning or Mr A. Leo Knott's argument for one branch of the Marshall claimants. A strong point in Mr Taggarfs argument was that the Marshalls have not moved to assert rlieir cl.nm for nearly a century aud therefore it should be the govern ment's privilege, as it is the individual's u hold ny rtacen or this Ioug undisturbed possession. He denied the contention that Mar land grants of vacant land to indi viduals included the befds or rivers, aud he sustained his assertion by examples. Mr. K nott in presenting his client' r, claims dlscusMHl Uie possibility or the removal ot the capitoi as possible, though not prob able. CUBAN REBELS REPULSED. One Hundred or Tliem Driven Off bv -T went j -Two Spanisli .Soldier. Havana, April 2C A band of one hun dred Insurgents, under the command or Ramirez Lozauo, attacked the town of Dos Camlnos. about twelve miles south or San tiago de Cuba, but were repulBed by twenty two Spanish soldiers. The rebe's left on the field four killed and ten wounded. In an engagement at Valenzuela, Cirilo Dominguez. an insurgent officer, was killed and three men wounded. At Ade laida. the government troop e had askirmish with an insurgent band and five or the Eoldiers were wounded. The Insurgents in the Manzanllla dis tnct appear to be In a state or great con fusion. Thev are being clotely pursed by Col. SantolidoB. Antonio Maceo, the insurgeutchief, whose reported suicide proved to be erroneous will remove his camp to another district. Several merchants have orfcred Captain General Martinet de Campos the sum ef $150,000 to be expended for patriotic purposes. HETTY GREEN'S PERSONALTY. It Can't hnAkkniHnl in 2ew York us She 1.1 ch In "Vermont. New York, April 25. President Barker, of the tax department, received an opinion from the corporation counsel to-day that that the fact that Hetty Green, the richest woman In America, is a non -resident of the city of New York Is established. He therefore advises that no assessment for personal property can lawfully be made against her. The tax commissioners had assessed Mrs. Green for $1,500,000 personalty. She claims a residence in Bellows Falls, "Vt. m ConvietH Undisturbed by Firo.' Columbia, S. C, April 25. Barn aud stables of State penitentiary were burned to the ground thisartemoon. LossS5,000; no insurance. There was no excitement among the convicts. Gas Consumers in Georgetown Talk Freely of the Monopoly. THE TLMES' COURSE LAUDED No Heason Apparent Why the People Across Bock Creek Should Pay a Higher Price Than That Charged on This Side of the Bridgo In Plain English It's Nothing Moro Than Plain Bobbery. There is unanimity of opinion in George town on the question of gas, and especially to the effect that its price must come down and The Times must go up. The efforts of The Times in the J uteres of cheaper gas are appreciated over in the West End. A Times reporter had brief talks yesterday with many of the people across Rock Creek, and only one man was found, Mr. B. Nordlinger, who was sat isfied with the present price of gas as charged by the Georgetown company, and even his satisfaction was qualified. Mr. Nordlinger said that it was true that gaB was higher in Georgetown than in Washington, but that he would prefer to pay the higher price to getting the kind or gas furnished by the Washington Gaslight Company. Mr. James O'Donnell was "satisfied" to the extent that he had stopped usury gas, aud had gone in for electric lights. He hoped The Times would huccced In its undertaking to bring prices to a level and to a moderate rate. Mr. G. W. Offutt, a leading merchant, said that he approved or the right made by The Times. He had heard, he said, or only cne Justification of the high price in Georgetown, and that was the greater expense of manufacture to tlie company. This was a strange defense, he con tended, as all other things are made there more cheaply than in Washington rents, lands and supplies being especially much cheaper. The results aimed at by Tlie Times were much to be desired. A SUFFERER FOR THIRTY-SIX YEARS. Mr. George Plmper haspronountjed views on t he subject. He has been a buf ferer ever since 1859. He does not think that the company's claim that 'the gas Isbetter is well founded. But he said there is no remedy for it but to pay up when the bills are presented. He is with The Times in the contest. Mr. J. II. Yeirs said that thqre was no excuse for the high price "except official mismanagement or regular robbery, In plain English." He exhibited two bills to back up his statement. In one bill for hisresidence, he was charged as much as for the consumption at his store nearly seven dollars, while his house bill is usually less than two dollars. He was charged and had to pay for the loss by a defective meter. One of the prominent druggists said: "The Times hasgotthegascompaniesonthe ruu, and I hope it will keep up tliu agitation until the conscience of the companies will make them yield or Congress will be obliged from motives or official decency to take positive action. Wo arc rather tired over here of committee investigations at the tall end of a Congress." Mr. George W. Ray, of Ray & Craig, said: "I think The Times is doing a good piece or work. Keep it up, and don't let up. You can take it for granted that nearly every consumer in Georgetown desires a change." ENTITLED TO LIKE PROTECTION. Mr. G. G. Boteler said that the same law whichtUnited Washington and Georgetown, ought to sec to it that there was no dis crimination allowed to be practiced, as, for instance, in the gas matter, on different parts of the same city. "We pay our taxes just as Uie Washington people do, and we are en titled to ft&e same protection from the abuses or monopolies." Mr. Boteler was pleased with The Times' ag gressiveness for equality and reduction of prices. There was, as stated, no citizen who had a word of dereiihe for the conditions as they exist in Georgetown. President Wlnshlp, of the Georgetown Gas Company, was called on aud was in formed of the popular feeling as above ex pressed. The president was extremely courteous, but preferred not to be inter viewed. He said that be did not think it proper for him to say anytbiug in the way of a public controversy. "I will, however," he said, "explain the connection of the mains of this com pany and those of Washington, as referred to this morning iu The Times. An applica tion for such connection was made by this company two years ago to meet an emergency which we Uiought might occur at the time we were repairing our benches. "We extended a six-iuch maiu across the K street bridge, aud it is there yet, but it has never been used. The emergency did Gov. OTerrall's Dilemma. not arise, as we repaired our works with out needing the assistance or the Washing ton Gaslight Company. it jfi:vi3it i.osns. How the Washington Monopoly Correct the ErrrtrH Its Metern'Muke. To jllustrate.how unfairly thasWashington Gas Light Company treats its customers in adjusting tlie mistakes Its meters are al ways making, especially srhpn they are in the consumer's favor, whfch is very sel dom, the following incident will serve: Recently the meter in the office or Mr Charles Werner, the coal dealer, No 501 Ninth street northwest. Indicated there had been Ohly fifteen cents worth of iras consumed during the, mouth A-s there IsH i uaiwraiiuii iu me- rear or tne oince aim the .same, meter supplies both the office and shop, they together use considerable gas, in a month. This, or courbe, was a mistake in Mr. Werner's favor. The matter whs reported to the gas company's office atul a man' was senfat once to Mr. Werner's office to Investigate, Who reported back that Jw new meter was needed. Aftor puting lu the new meter the gas monopoly was not willing to let the ma iter end there and thereby lose a few dollars, but went to work and examined Mr. Werner's bill for the month previous, which shqwed there had beenfjrteen,d.QlITs worth ued. At once they jumped at the concluMqp that if there wjisfirteen dollars worth tiKil for that month there would be Uiesame amnuntforxhe next. So, acting on this unfair theorv, thev presented Mr. Werner at once with a bill for Sin He protested and told them that it was outrageous, and that he would not pay it, but was informed that if he did not thev would cutoff the flow of gas. Mr. Werner said that lie knew that there was more than firteen cents worth of gas consumed during the mnuth and that he wa perfectly willing to pav -what was right, but that they could not compel him to pay more than the meter registered as consumed. The gas officials, seeing that they could not make Mr. Werner pay more than the meter registered, deducted a few dollars rrom the hill and the matter was settled. LORD DOUGLASS BELLICOSE Wanted to Know What It Cost to As sault a Man.. Then Ho Went to a Newspaper Offics, Asked To See the Editor and Was Promptly Ejectsd. Bakersfield, Cnl., April 25. Lord Sholto Douglass appeared to-day in the Superior Court to answer to the charge of" insanity. Only five Englishmen were in the room and one of them was Burm.els.ter, the com plaining witness. Burmcister had refused to swear to the second complaint necessary fdr the hearing of Insanity cases, so there was no foundation for the action and the young prisoner's dismissal from court followed as a matter oC course. He hurried to his hoteMfien to the bank, where he drew some money and began a series of hurried visits to different stores. He stopped Constable Seroy and asked: "now much would it cost me to assault a man?" Seroy answered: "Now, look here, voting man, you behave like a gentleman. If you have a case against any one bring suit, but do no fighting." About 4: o'clock this afternoon the mys tery was solved. His lordship went into the Californian office and asked if George Weeks, the editor of the Chronicle-Correspondent, was employed there. The reply was that that was a professional secret. He left, but soon returned. He was seen to enter the office and in a remarkably brier time came out again; liaving been unceremoniously ejected. He threatened to return"swith a crowd of English friends, and WeoS&ejiys he will shoot him if lie does. GREEN GOODS HAN, DSO'YKED Officers After Hint mid to Tllnile Them lie Jumped into the. Ttlver. Wheeling. W. Va.. April 25, -Rumors of" green goods transactions have been afloat at Buchanan for some time, and the author ities have been on the lookout for the operators. Last night the officers came up with and arrested two of them, but one, Miller, broke away and ran out the Beverly pike, closely pursued by the officers. Finding the officers were gaiuing on him, Miller turned his course and rau to the river, into which ho plunged. The water was cold mid deep, and as Miller was in an exhausted condition, he sank and was drowned. "mut rjMuto to be .-Mild. An estate worth aboutlOO.OOO is to be sold in order to secure a better condition or the property, and to make the invest ment more profitable. It Is the icoperty left by. Richard Cruitt, jr., who died iu February, 1878, and his father, Richard Cruitt, sr., who died Iu 1886. Both were we ll-known liverymen, the father in Georgetown, the son at the Arlington stables. , W. H. Bholes, as attorney, for the heirs, yesterday flutd suit, asking' for sale and ai'pllcalion of the proceeds to the best interests of all. The suitf is Xriendly. Only twonty-flvo days remain in which to get ti Times gift book with a monthly Kuusoriptlon. Uotfor wuhHCribe now. First Count In the Indictment Quashed by the Court. AND THE THIRD ONE iMAY BE Serions Defects Promptly Discovered by Coun sel for the Defense Large Number of Colored Witnesses Present at the Opening of the Trial Judge Collier Gave the Pros ecutlou'Timo to Consult Authorities. (Special to The Times.) Pittsburg, Pa., April 25. The charges or conspiracy to' dcfiaud against Harrison Ditigman. Andrew Wall. RichardH.Mitchell, W. Mj. Heury. F. J. Holman, R. Haight. George Becker, and B. B. Priest, were called for"tr7n'l before Judge Collier in criminal court -this afternoon, and unless abruptly ended by the indictment being quashed promise to hang fire for several days. The case against S. W. Ewing was dropped. He was indicted with the others, but as he was simply an agent acting in good faith he wasdlschargedat a preliminary hearing for want of evidence against him. Attorney J. A. Wakefield presented a peti tion to have the rdct J ent in the Ewing case quashed. Tho prosecution offered no objection and the court oidercd a nolle pros. IMPOSING ARRAY OF COUNSEL. Deputy District Attorney W. A. Blakeley for the prosecution isassisted by C.S. Fetter man. W. J. Brennan, and S.A.Wills. T.F. Patterson and Charles McKee are counsel Tor Harrison Dingman, and Attorneys W.H. S. Thompson. A. B. Stevensbu and Thomas W. Henry represent the other defendants. When tlie case was called the courtroom raoidlv filled with spectators aud a crowd of witnesses. One very noticeable feature of those who occupied seats inside the railing, was that many o fthem were colored. It is stated that the prosecution iiave as many as one hundred women as .witness and as many men. In the start the prosecution was shown to have himdered in a way that may end the case. The indictment contained no specific date and the year was left out al together. Nowhere in the body of the bill did the date appear to help them out. The defense quicklv saw this and Mr. Patterson moved to have the indictment quashed on this ground. Judge Collier did not catch the point clearly and at first refused the motion. PROSECUTION IN A "DILEMMA. Mr. Patterson offered an objection to the third count, which did not specifically set forth tho nature of the fraud, and while this was being argued the court Quickly quashed the first point and sug gested to the prosecution to move an amendment and insert the date. Then it became a question as to whether tho court 'had the authority to amend in such a case. Mr. Brnnnen claimed the mis take was puioly a clerical error. Judge Collir finally adjourned court until this morning to, give the prosecution time to examine into the matter. He said: "I will give you until 9:30 in the morn ing, gentlemen, to find something author izing this addition to be made, but I think you will have a hard time finding it." As he walked out or the court room one of Mr. Dingman's fricuds.said to him: "You have scored the first point." PET LARK RAISED THE ALARM. Scrcechos From tho Hird Told of a ltobbor . in Mr. Snmllwood'H floiiHt. A pet lark saved the residence of Webb Smallwood. No. .1042 Valley street north west from being robbed shortly after noon yesterday. A coloied man. it Is stated by Mr. Small wood, went to a side window -which as open and ciimed into the kitchen. The first movable article sighted bv the in truder was a large bag-of tobacco hang ing on the cage containing lark. This the thief placed in Ms pocket, then walked on tiptoe townrd the dining-room door. The bird having been awakened by the thief set up a series of loud screeches whereupon Mrs. Smallwood. who was up stairs, ran down into the kitchen. The robber hearing her footfall jumped through the window aud escaped. Train Ran Ovur IUh Foot. Bun Gordon, colored, suffered the loss of his right foot by being struck last night by an east-bound passenger train at Four-and-a-half street and Virginia avenue. The victim was removed in the patrol wagon of the Fourth precinct to Provi dence Hospital, and ati amputation of the crushed ankle performed. At a late hour the patient was resting well. He is twenty years old. aud lives at 207 Willow Tree court. Flames Consumed tho liny. The Fire Department was called on at 7:10 last night to extinguish flames in a mass of hay in tho stable of H. V. Lons dale. No. 4(35 H street southwest. o m Only twonty-fivo days remain in which to get ti Times gift liook with a monthly subscription. Bettor subscribe now. It T.Icm Midway llrtwren Turlfu and Tra falgar Ouo Hundred FntlioinH Deep. Gibraltar, April 25. Tlie Spanisli frigate Islamic Luzon has discovered the wreck of the missing cruiser Reina Regente whicli was lost while bound from Tangier for tCadiz in March last. . Tlie wreck lies midway between Turifa and Trarulgar In water one hundred and nine fathoms deep. The Itelria Regente was reported missing on March 15. She had just conveyed from Cadiz to Tangier the returning Moor ish mission to Spain. She left Tangier for Cadiz on March 10, and her whereabouts had not been definitely ascertained until to-day, though it was reported that she had foundered near Bajo Aceltanos She had a crew of 420 officers and men, all or whom were lost CHI IS HKE1TI lit Nine Hundred Persons Penned Up In a Burning Factory. HALF OF THEM WERE WOMEN Nearly All on the Fourth Floor and Frantic With Fear No Fire Escapes and Iron Shutters All Closed When Ono Was Fi nally Opened Thirty Girla Jumped Out. Some Killed and Others'Eelieved Dead. Montreal, Que.. April 25. W. C. Mc Donald's extensive tolwcco factory on On tario streeteast, was partially destroyed by fire this evening. The 1 oss wil I reach hal f a million, on whfch there is no insurance. There was not a fire escape on the out side, nor any applicant on the inside of the building for the fighting of fire. Even the windows were guarded by heavv ironsereenes, presumably to prevent thert. " The fire started at 5 o'clock in the drying room and Tor & while smouldered. AWFUL PANIC ENSUED. Then suddenly the flames burst out and an awrul panic ensued. There were 900 employes In the build ing, and more than hair or this number wore women and girls. The shrieks of the women as they beat against the iron screens, pravmg the crowd to do something to save them, were heartrending. As the flames burst out, three firemen were on the roof, and for fully twenty minutes thir lives were despaired or. till finally ladders were found to bring them down. They were badly burned. The girls were nearly all on the fourth floor and frantic with Tear. THIRTY GIRLS JUMPED OUT. With much trouble, oneflt the Iron lat tices was knocked off, when one of the girls jumped and was frightfully man gled when she reached the roof or an adjoining warehouse. In EKinlar manner the others followed to the number of thirty. The ambulances were kept busy carrving the" women and girls to the hospitals 'and some were driven in cabs totheirhomes Sofarone isknown to be dead and several others are believed to be in the rums. r rom inquiries ar the hospitals at a late WOULD SHIFT THE GRIME Durant's Attorneys Attempt to Im plicate the Minister. But Dr. Gibson Appeared to Good Advantage in the Witness Box Ditrant'a Anonymous Letters. San Francisco, April 26. "Rev. John George Gibson, pastor or the Emanuel Church, was again on the witness stand to-day in the preliminary examination of Theodore Duraut, charged with the murder of Minnie Williams. The defense believes it has a case against the clergyman and will try to show that he and not Durant killed both Miss Wil liams and Miss Lamont. On the day precjfeng the finding of Blanche Lamont'spldy her aunt, Mrs. Noble, received a paper containing the rings worn by the missing girl. On the paper were written the names of George R. King and Prof. Schernstein, the apparent object being to connect these men with the girl's disappearance. Ex nerts declare the writing to be tbedisgubed hand or Durant. In court to-day counsel Tor the defense requested Rev. Dr. Gibson to write the names of King and Schernstein. The mmisterdid so, but asked twice how tospell SchernBtcin's name. Gibson was calm and collected in the stand and wasai good witness. Alfred O. McElroy. aged eighteen, testi fied that on Saturday evening, the 12th, he obeerved a man resembling Durant waiting on the-corner near the church. Soon a young womaucame along. Thcmnn approached her and shielded her with his shoulder from witness' observation. Soon afterwards, witness, who had passed on. noticed a light moving in the church. This testimony was corrobor ated bv Bert Miner. McElroy'scompanion. SATOLLI'S SECRETARY DENIES. Dr. Itbokor Says tin- t'npul Delegate Will Not Go to Home in May. The sensational stories published in tlie New Yeifc papers or yesterday to the effect that Mgr. Satolli, papal delegate to the United States, with his secretary, Dr. Rooker, would leave the United States for Rome early In May, was vigorously denied last night by Dr Rooker at the legation. "Rot," said Dr. Rooker, with animated disgust. "Not the least bit or truth in it Cardinal Gibbons, Mgr. Satolli and myself will leave Washington about the 12tli of May to attend the golden jubilee of Arch bishop Williams, at Boston, on May 1G. This will be the firticth anniversary of the ordination or the archbishop, and will be a distinguished event in Catholic circles. From Boston, Mgr Satolli and I will return to Washington and remain passive. "Cardinal Gibbons will sail from Boston for Europe on about tlie IStti of May to render ills deceunial report to the Boly Father. Loader of the Forty ItobbcrH Captured. The police last night captured the alleged leader of a gang ot petty thieves known as the "Forty RobbQrs." in the person of Bernard Dyer, a ten-year-old colored boy, the latest charge against him being larceny. Last night, it is claimed. Bernard eutered the bed chamber of Clark Lee. on Thirty second street and took thererrom a pair of shoes. Ofnccr Morgan caaptured the boy after a chape or several squares and locked him up. The "Forty Robbers" have for the past three months seriously anncved the small shopkeepers west of Rock Creek by their audacious depredations and thefts. Jordan's Ladies' and Gentlemen's Care, 517 Ninth street, opposite the Washington Loan and Trust Co.'s bulldimr, is tho resort or connoisseurs or all capable of ap preciating the good tilings there served. Jordan's wines, liquors and cigars are the best, and his bill of fare is unsurpassed. The proprietor, Mr. E. L. Jordan, excels as a host. He Is the possessor of many appreciable qualities. OlllV twentV-flvn ilnm rnm.iln Ii ssi"-!1.81"- "ooruwiigiu concerning tneconaition or tlie 51ST,1J?,umf,.Wfainittllwinows oi uiwtwniinginuji;ing.Tav !Wft 1 'PflToeditHnt but little hdpf Iseiitertaiiied for therecovery or at least five. llilrty-eight Colored Girls Merci lessly Beat the Matron. FOURnMEN FORCED TO RETREAT The7 Eescned Krs. Hanhall From the Infu riated Females, hut Were Boated Later By Diahej, Sticks, and Other Hissiles, Police Eeserves Were Called Out 2Tatron Aldrlch Quelled the Trouble For a Time. Thirty-eight inmates of the colored girls reform school ron the Co tiduit road, near the District Hn. broke out in open rebellion about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mrs. W. Marshall, the matron, who" was in charge during the absence of Mrs. J. Aldrich, principal of the school, was se verely beaten by the girls, and four men who came to the assistance of thewomen officials were driven from the play-groentl with dishes, clothes-poles, and anjthicg the girls could lay their hands oi. Mrs. Aldrich was in the city on business for the school, and during her absence Mrs. Marshall had charge of tfc girls. They were all in the play-groundrastl when 5 o'clock came they were ordered ra tel! is. for supper. Arter the line ItaA been formed, two girls, who were to Be pan. lshed for some infraction of the rules, were ordered to their rooms. GENERAL UPROAR FOLLOWED. They refused flatly to obey the order, aud when Mrs. Marshall tried to ferce them to their evils they resisted stabbontfy aud a general uproar followed. As soon as the two had taken the initiative they were backed up by the others, aud the en tin crowd set upon Mrs. Marshall, throwing her to the ground and kicking and beating her unmercifully. Mrs. Burchard. on of the teachers, ran to the telephone closet and locking herself in called up No. 7 police station in George town, and requested thn to send out the reserve as sdou as pofesiMe. Several mounted policemen were started for the scene of battle at a rapid gait. In the meantime William Mataoney, Uie overseer or the grounds. Ray Galpin, the farmer, and the watchman and engineer hail hurned to the aid of Mrs. Marshall and succeeded in getting her .hs of tae hands of the infuriated girls, out were utterly powerlco to tpiell the disturbance and were c mot I led by a hhower or vtleks, dishes aud ether missle. to make an In glorious retreat from the play gr&wid. leaving the howling ami dancing mob of females in full posssion of the flehl. CONTROLLED BY MRS. ALDRICH. AU.of this did not take more than five minutes, and providentially, Mrs Aldrich, for whom the girls have a great deal or love and repcct, and who can control them without any trouble, returned, from her trip to the i ity Shetoofc In tfiasitu? ation at a glance, and gqlng, outtjJnnthe yard wmn restored timet amlparjiallQrdefi By the time the police arnvod'wrflgc they did la a very short time, there' was comparatively ht'ie trouble appar"nf,Mras Aldrich having succenled in getting die lnmau in bne. and was preparing tt place them in tf-e'r cells arp- nrmispil th.in.in. arrival of the notice, and Tttcbftll1nrr the iinncjual woold .probably have broken out again. Mrs. Aldrich finally succeeded :n getting- -them to tfce.rceils, however, and wlwn they were locked in they became quiet for a time, to talk over the affair among tlwmeeives. Thev were- verv much excited, btit at the same nme verv ndarious over their revoltt Shortly after the jioliceleft tlie girlsseemedi to reach the conclusion that theyhadn'thad fnn enougn. for Thev began a Eerirsof hwl jnes and shnekings. which co4ild Be beard for some distance around. They rattled the barred windows of their ceils, and seemed anxious for another opportunity to demonstrate their ideas of Afro-American independence of the feminine variety. AGAIN RESTORED ORDER. Another call was sent to No. 7 station house through police headquarters, and Mounted Policeman Hartman was detailed to spend the night m the vicinity of the school. He reached there about 11 o'clock-, hut by that tune Mrs. Aldmh had again restored order and nothing could be beard but whispers from the wide-awake girls as they joked and laughed from one win dow to another. The Reromi School s teantifully'situ atcd on a bgh hill near the District line, aud a rew huudred yards off the Conduit road. The playground is m tte rear ot the building, surrounded by a high board fence, over which it would not be very difficult for a vigorous colored damsel to climb, could she'manage to evade the vigilance or the attendants. SEVEN CORCORAN SEVEN" 7 SCHOOL There are thirty-eight inmate in the school now. ranging m' age from ten to ' eighteen, and that number is eleven in excess of the number the school was in tended to accommodate. The crowded condition makes it doubly hard to handle the girls. It is against the rules or the school to inflict corporeal punishment an der anv circumstances, and the present method or inducing fractious on-s to sucj cumb is to lock them in their cells until thev grow penitent. CAUSE OF THE RIOT. It was this mild form or punishment which the two girls who stnrid the Tfst refused to submit to. With the great num ber or girts, and the necessarily mild rales. Airs. Aldrich and her corps of teachers work under many disadvantages. The institution has onlv hpen running about seventeen mouths, aud as trere are a great many girls on tt waiting list, there have ben several removals latelv to make room ror more. This has caused a great deal of d'scontent aruoug those wfco were not fortunate enough to be picked ent for rreedoni. The girls have talked of its a good deal among thmselveq. and it is that which nrobablv led to ttv not of last night. HAVEMEYER-SEARLES' TRIAL.' . Mr. Jlirney Will Ask Judge Vale to Kix a Day for It. District Attorney Birney yesterday sub mitted to Mr. Nathaniel Wilson, attorney for Messrs. Havemeyer and Searles, of the American Sugar Refinery Company, cer tain stipulations for the time and method of the hearing under the indictments against them for refusing to answer ques tions at the Senate Committee investigation a year ago. Mr. Wilson could r.nt agree to the terms, aud Mr. Birney will prob ably to-day ask Judge Cole to set a day for the trial to begin. Berore these cases come up it is likely Capt, Henrv W. Howgate will be tried on one of the new indictments against him, based on his alleged defalcations In 1879-80. PERHAPS FATALLY WOUNDED. Serious Stabbing Affray Between Two Colored Men at Smlth'M Stom Yard. A probably fatal stabbing affair oc curred about 7 o'clock last evening In Smith's stone yards, at the foot ot Thirty second street. Theodore Curtis, a colored workman at the yards, became involved In an alter cation with George WUkins. when the latter suddenly drew a long knife trom'hia pocket and stabbed Curtis m the breast. The injured man was conveyed to the Emergency Hospital in No. 7 patrol wagon, where Ins wound was pronounced very serious. He resides-at No. 2327 O street northwest. THE AVEATHCU TO-DAY. Increasing cloudiness, with showers Fri day evenmg or night, cooler; variable winds. 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