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"You can fool pome of the people
nil the time, and you can fool all of
the people some of the time, bat you
ft can't fool all tire people all the time."
& A. Lincoln.
X There i6 another thins qulteaB true,
viz. You can't fool a Judge of good
if cmare. Hence our patrons all say
St that "the best straight 10 -cent
w cigar is The J. II. Re-eve's Perfect o."
$ The bast "three for a quarter" cisar
A is either the J. IL Reeve's Imperial or
T the J. II. Reeve's Bouquet, jand
1$ -when it comes to a C-cent cigar read
m what our poot patron says.
fOnly a little nickel for a cigar well
-worth a dime,
$F "Long filler," of' choice tobacco
ffrom Cuba's sunny clime,
"Wrapped in silken "Sumatra" and
wholly made by hand,
fA 10-cont smoke for a nickel the
fAnd now, here is -what "we say
B present it at the store, and get a
flO-cent "J. H. Iteevc's Bouquet"
thrown in -with every 25 cents
worth of cigars vou purchase.
The "Albert Tike" brands, five
s different sfses, ranging in price from
3 for 26 cuuts to 15 cents each.
Tlie "J. IL Reeve's Perfecto," 10
g cents.
jf "J. H. Iteevc's Bouquet," 3 for 25
y cents.
f"J. H. Reeve's Imperial," 3 for 25
cents, end
J "J. H. Iteeve'e Own Idea" (Ha
vana filler and Sumatra wrapjer),
5 cents.
The above brands arc also sold by
The Shoemaker Co., 1331 and
1333 Est. nw
The Philadelphia Ojster House,
513 llth bt. uw.
The Garrick. 1424 E st. nw.
Warwick & Hess, 415 13th st. nw.
The Commercial Club, 1213 Pa.
ave. nw., etc.. etc
If you fail to find our leadors
In the stock of your favorite dealer
let us know and we will supplj
In addition to our leaders we have
a full line of Key West and other
table brand sold in the city.
We have also an exceptionally
fine line of imported cigars to
select from, ranging in price from 2
for 25 cents to 50 cents each.
Cigars by the box sold at New
York rates.
Key West Cigar Go.,
622 F St. N. W.
His Reasons for Not Attending the
Board of Trade .Mcetinfl.
Declares Ba Is in Line with Progressive
Methods in the Distribution of
District Charity.
Tlie news of the proposition of the Board
of Trade to decapitate Col. Tracy, the su-
perintendentof charities, was decidedly
esUug to that official. But, judg
ing rroin tlie manner In which he has re
ceived the Information, he is not much
alarmed about the tenure of his office
even after the adjournment of the next Con
gress. Col Tracy was seen about the action
of the Board of Trade yesterday morning
and had this to say:
"Yes, I have read what was reported
as said about the management or the chan
ties at tbe Board of Trade meeting last
night, but I find in it nothing which calls
for a reply from me. I recognize the
right of that body, or any other body, or
Individual, to criticise a public official.
There was only one point made to which
I Hunk I ought to make some reference.
I notice that President Warner Las stated
substantially that Ihadbeoninvltedtoattend
themeeting. That statementmusthave been
made under a misapprehension. I was not
Invited io beprcsentaud I hadnointimation
of the course to be pursued at the meeting.
I am just as much In line with progressive
methods in the line of the distribution of
funds for charity asany one else, and in fact
there has been under advisement a plan
for a change in the districting or the city and
In other matters which look to a better
mode of tlie collection and distribution. I
have no criticisms to make of what was
said at the meeting of the board."
Nevertheless Col. Tracey is credited with
the statement that he is "no more a 'foreign
er' holding office here than is his critic,
Mr Macfarland, the representative of an
out-of town newspaper."
As to his invitation to the meeting, Col.
Trac-ey said that, although he went out
to the girls' reform school, as stated by
Mr Warner, he was back in Washington at
7 30 p. m., at the time the meeting was
to be held. Had he been invited he was
In town to plenty of time to attend.
Rev. Mr. Ballcj, chairman of the board
of directors of the Central Union Mission,
said that if Mr. Macfarland intended to
Intimate that any of the money appropriated
Dy the Central Relief Committee to the
mission was wasted he was greatly mis
taken and misinformed. Mr. Bailey is
quite in favor or a board of charities, and
agitated the question long ago. He had
also two eari, ago agitated in the Mission
Bulletin the poor farms now under dis
cussion, and tlie mission had gone so far
as to select the farms. The mission In
theory and in practice gave its charity
lor work whenever practicable.
Commissioner Ross was asked if he had
anything to say on the action of the Board
of Trade with reference to the expenditures
for charity and its action in relation to the
suggested decapitation of Col. Tracey. "I
would prefer," he said, "to be given tune
lor an answer to that question. As to the
superintendent of charities, he's an of
ficer created by Congress, and Congress
will have to deal with the subject. I can,
however, say that from my observation I
believe the duties of the office have been
This is old, but nevertheless it is good advice.
Do not hoard your money
will do no one good, neither will it increase, but in
vest it where it is safe, and where you are reasona
bly certain of a profit.
If you had bought
"DEL RAY" six months ago you would have made
20 per cent., for that is the increase in values at
expect to continue these improvements, and if you
are not too slow you can still get on the "ground
Only a few months ago these little towns were two boautiful meadows.
Now they are sub-divided by over eight miles of streets with sidewalks every
where. Trees Set Out on Every Lot.
. Over Forty Houses Are Completed.
"Cameron Run" water, the purest water fur
nished any corporation in the world, is piped through
the streets.
Electric light or power can be had at nominal
The Mount Vernon Electric Railroad runs di
rectly through the property and will be completed to
Washington before July 1.
Five seam railroads pass the properties and
thirty-two trains each day stop for passengers.
A new depot will soon be built and a postoffice is
to be established this spring. A large school-house
and town hall is soon to be commenced. One church
is completed and two more are anticipated this sum
mer. Although there aro three or fourstores on theso subdivision", there is
the additional advantage of the cheap markets of Alexandria, which cau bo
reached by electric ears in fho minutes fare 4 cents.
"We could go on enumerating the alvantages of "ST. 12LM0" and
"DEL HAY" until tho whole front ol
give ns mo epaen, so wo win content ourselves wiui iuo nuove ami a coruini
invitation to you to go and see for yourself at our expense. Although wo
have sold over 75 per cent of these properties, we have yet some very choice
Prices, $100 to $180. . 7j. f '
ir - -----g- rjM L, rs-ss.-do wn and $i
weekly. No notes. No mortgage. No interest.
No taxes. We insure your life for amount of your
purchase, so you cannot-lose your investment.
DOtl'fc MISS We will take you to
- see these properties
rr i , -1 any time which may
The Opportunity suit you, but if you
' ------ prefer you can go any
Sunday by coming to the B. & P. Depot, 6th and B
! streets, from which we will, run an excursion every
, Sunda' until further notice at 2:45 p. m. For fur
1 ther information and circulars describing the prop
1 erties, call on
')WOOD,HARMON&CO., 52513ft St, N.W.,City,
ft 1. IO-f- AI-w'5 tho spirit of envy e'.iould insplro a jealous com
t aJLloL Vvliy petitor to devoto two-thirds of I1I3 space to slan
derous abuse of his friends in like business would bo a conundrum If it were not a
! v oil-known fact that
it A IXIon" "Kbo has no Belf-df-nse or worthy arguments to prove
f IVld.ll the -clue of his own shop-worn and unappreciated
i Eoods, froquontly In cheer desperation forKcts truth, forgets business lair dealing,
,, and starts in as though thowhole world wnsagalnst him. He
ShOUIU KnOW 1 Hctt falrrcringnisPmorIi
1 and that nothing will profit him who tries to build hH own tuecess by attempting
to ruin his honest competitors.
Location Is NOT Everything-
"A word to the wise is sufficient."
i "-Fair play, and may the best man win," Is our motto.
well discharged, and I believe that the
work of the relief committee has been well
This opinion or Commissioner Ross Is con
sistent with tii views expressed in a recent
letter of the Commissioners to the Central
Heller Committee, in whicli they say that
the workortiiecommittee was welldoue.and
desened tlie thanks or the community.
Dr. Ritchie raised the interesting point
yesterday that tlie action or the Board of
Trade and that or the Central Relief Com
mlttee might confli-t in the way of adopting
plans for roller. This point was made at
the meeting of the Central Relief Com
mittee. It was the opinion of that body,
however, that the Central Relief Conmiillee
wouW proceed entirely independent or
the Board of Trade and any implied criti
cisms. Dr. Ritchie alter the meeting referred
this point to Judc Cole, the chairman. He
said that iftliere had been any criticism of
the Central Relief Committee as to wasting
charity fondb, it was merely the expression
or individual opinion and not that of the
Board of Trade.
The Associated Charities appears to be
in favor or the establishment of a board of
shanties. Mr. L. S. Emery favors it.
The Ttecuptured Train Itobbcr in Very
Low Spirits.
Newburgh, N. "X., April 27. Oliver Cur
tis Perry was returned to the insane hos
pital thisaftornoon by Chief of Police Kelly,
or Hoboken, and Dstcctive Clifford, of the
West Shore Railroad. There was a big
crowd at the Flshkill station when the 3
o'clook train arrived with Perry on board.
The train robber had to be carried off the
train, he being still unable to walk on
account of his sore feet, which were
badly burned In quicklime after he es
caped. Arriving at Matteawan asjluin,
Perry was turned over to Supt. Allison,
who had nun placed in one of the best
wards or the institution.
He will be allowed to remain there unless
he becomes violent, in which event he
will be returned to the isolation ward.
Perry seemed to be in very low spirits and
would not talk to Dr. Allison. The latter
said that the reward would be paid to
Detective Clrfrord. as his right to collect
has not- been Questioned.
All or Uie four other convicts who es
caped with Perry have recovered their
usual health. Frank Davis suffered most
or all from exposure, his life being de
spaired of at one time.
Ex-Mayor Grant nnd Senator Hurpuy's
Danghter to Murry on Tuesday.
Xew York, April 27. A,Troy dispatch to
a late edition of the Evening World, says:
Jt is true that Miss Julia Murphy, daugh
ter of Senator Murphy, will be married next
Tuesday to ex-Mayor Grant.
The ceremony is to be quietly performed
at "Washington. Ouly intimate friends will
be present.
All the members of the family have left
Troy for Washington.
Disorderly "With Concealed "Wcnpons.
Officer Gllson, of the Second precinct,
last night arrested on Seventh street, near
M northwest, George Gilson, colored, on a
charge ot disorderly cnoduct. When search
ed at the station a large, old-fashioDed
pistol, with a cartridge in every chamber,
was discovered in his pocket. The addi
tional and more serious charge of carry
ing concealed weapons was then placed
against him.
Donth of Mrs. Xi. D. "Lodge .
The wife of Prof. .Lee Davis Lodge , of
Columbian University , died yesterday after
a short illnets. '
1 Wl alls
in a "tea-lcettle" where it
a lot at "ST. ELMO" or
this paper is (Hied, but they will not
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SIr8. IIunieH AKHiiultcd, Her Throut Cut
and She Thrown Into n Cellnr.
Fortville, Ind., April 27. At Iugalls yes
terday Mrs. Isaac "L. Humes, who is fifty
ycarsold, while m hergardeu, was grabbed
and assaulted, arter which her throat was
cut by her assailant and fully twenty-five
gashes were Inflicted upon her face and
shoulders. She was Itien dragged to the
opening in the floor of a deserted house and
thrown into the cellar, whicli was partly
filled with water.
The water revived her and she succeeded
in getting out, but upon attempting to
reach her home she fainted and fell uncon
scious, and was found lyim in tlie garden.
I'hyslcians were called and her injuries
were dressed, the windpipe being tubed.
She could only desrcibe iier as;ai!ant as a
low, heavy-set tramp, and a srangcr an
swering that description was arrested here
last evening and was taken to Ingalls for
A mob gathered to receive him, and had
he been identified by the injured Ionian
he would have been lynched. The country
is being scoured for the guilty person, and
the feeling throughout the gas belt is in
Knocked McCarthy Out In Less Tliun
One Mlnuti'.
Galveston, Tex., April 27. By a chanco
blow Dan Crecdon .knocked out Billy Mc
Carthy in the Tremont opera house to-night
in less than a minute. "Honest" JohnDuffy
was the referee.
McCarthy was a little slow in putting up
his hands. Crcedon took advantage of it
and landed on the side of the chin with his
left, knocking McCarthy agains tthe ropes
and nearly upsetting the post to which the
gong was fastened. McCarthy still Etood
his ground, but was too dazed to defend
himself. He stepped up before Crecdon
again and was promptly knocked against the
ropes. Again he came up dazed and a tap on
the chin put him out.
Referee McCarthy put his arms aboutjuc
Oarthy as he fell and counted him, out.
Galena Docs Homage to tho Great Soldier
of the Union.
Galena, 111., April 27. Galena paid
homage to-day to the memory of her great
soldier citizen Grant. The city was in
gala attire. Flags floated from all pub
lic buildings and every private house and
business block was decked in flags and
Judge C. C. Kohlsaat of Chicago, made a
short address, presenting to the city of
Galena, in behalf of H. H. Kohlsaat, the
painting "Peace in Union," by Thomas
PJast, depicting the scene of Lee's surrender.
The painting Is to hang m Grant me
morial hall in the public library building.
Consonnejitly Secretary Gresliuni "Will Not
Succeed Him as Palace Car President.
New York, April 27. The report that
George M. Pullman, the president of the
Pullman Palace Car Company, will resign
from that position and will bo succeeded
by Secretary of State Gresham, was de
nied to-night by Charles L. Pullmau, a
brother of tho president.
"When Mr. Pullman was seen at tho
"Wahlorf Hotel he was surprised at tho
rumor and said that if there was any truth
in it he would probably know of it.
Only twouty-threo days remain in.
which to got a Times gift hook with a
monthly subscription. Hotter subscribe
Beer Bottlers and Officers Raid
Hinwood's Hilisdale Store.
1 , - " '
Balding Party Wa3 CociBosGd of Bottlers,
Frank Finler, Charles Jccobson and J.
Herrmann Exciting Experience in Gain
ing Admission to the Suspected Place
Tho Claims of W. H. , HrjnkIoT, Grocer
Ilillfcdiilo was again thrown into a state
of .excitement jceterduy afternoon by a
raid upon Jceeph Hinwood's More on Nich
ols avenue. The raiding party was Leaded
by Constable Johnson and was compoEed
of Trunk Pinfey, pr tbeVal iilatz Brew lng
Company, Charltb Jaccuson, of the Arling
ton Bottling Company, and J. Herrmann,
of the firm of 37 P. Herrmann & Son.
.A day or tvo ago information -was re
ceived by tho Bottlers' Piotectlve Associa
tion that about 1,000 bottles belonging to
several firms were in the posjefsion ol Wil
liam H. Brtiikley, an Anacostla grocer.
Private Detective Charles Pliuders accom
panied the party to ALacostia, and aftoran
Interview with Mr. Brickley the party re
paired to the office of Justice Carroll Smith
and obtained writs of tepleviu for tlie bot
tlesah1ng'un'arer tho lttw prohibiting their
use. The -writs were pfaccd in the hands
of Constable Johnson, who, learning that
tho'desired aiticles were stored at Joseph
Hinwood's iullillsdale, wentto that placo.
Information of their coming had pre
ceded them , and upon arriving at Hinwood's
they found a barricade against invasion
in the shape of a mammoth ice box which
barred the door leading Into tlie apartment
where the bottles were stored.
""Himvood refused admission to the room,
but Constable Johnson perceived an open
ing between tlie top of the ice box and
the door frame, and, assisted by one of
the party, ho crowded through into tlie
darkness of the otlfer room. The ex
citement was intense .when he opened one
or the side windows, and the entire raid
ing party filed In. Lawjer Moss, repre
senting Mi. Brinkley, was uttering threats
of the law upon them all for housebreaking,
and amid the rattling of beer bottles
and the thump of boxes could be heard the
counter's voice as tho bottles were sorted
out and piled in 'a wagon.
Having recovered the property, which
cinsisted of about 300 Val Blatz bottles,
GOO Herrmnnn bottle's, and 12 Arling
ton botl les, Mcpsrg. Fjnley, Jacobin,
Herrmann, and their assistants again re
paired to tho magistrate's office and en
tered separate suits against Mr. Brinkley.
Frank Pinley tued for GD0 dozen beer
and soda bottles, 100 siphon bottles, and
DO wooden boxes', -valuedf at 5125. Mr.
Jacobson sued for 100 dozen beer and soda
bottles, valued at 525, and 550 damages.
Mr. Herrmann brpughtstur-f or the recovery
of 200 dozen beer and toda bottles, val
ued at 540 , and claimed ?50 damages.
Mr. Brinkley up to about two j ears ago
L-onducted a bottling establishment in
"Washington for three years and-a-half on D
street northwest, from No. 15 to 19 inclu
sive. He removed from there to Tenth and
C streets northwest, wjicre he continued
until September, 1892. In speaking of
the matter last night-he said he considered
that tho persons who claimed the bottles
were mistaken as to tlie scope of tlie law.
The bottles in question were received by him
while in business in exchange for bottles
of his own stamp and -were received prior
to the passage of the new law. He had
ki-en an equivalent to the owners of the
bottles in the way ot his own bottles which
were stamped "B. & O.,'1 and believed ho
would win in the end.
Gus'sio Groom's Brain Pierced ly a llullct
Prom a Supposed "Unloaded Pistol.
Petersburg, Ya., April 27. Miss Gussie
Groom was shot and fatally Injured by her
sister, Miss Alberta Groom, this afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
The young ladies wereamugwg themselves
at their homo on Washington street with a
listol, which they didnot know to beloaded.
Miss Alberta held the weapon ather sister
and playfully remarked:" "Look out, I am
going to Bhoot you."
She pulled the trigger and Miss Gussie
fell with a biiilet in her brain. The joung
lady Is still alive, but there is no hope ot her
Planked shad dinners every Sunday at
Marshall Hall. Steamer Macalester leave
I at 11 a. m. and 2:30 p. m.
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South Ame rican Situation.
Great Disaster Caused by the Break
ing of a Reservoir Dam.
Whilo Villacea Wore Wrapt in Sleep tho
" " Terrible Flood Burst Upon and
. '- Annihilated Them.
Epinal, France, April 27. It seems that
the disaster caused by the bursting of the
dyke at Bouzey is more serious than at
first supposed.
In a elrgle commune, that ot Uxegcney,
seven kilometers from the scene ot the dis
aster proper, twenty-three persons were
drowned. At Nomexy eight bodicb have
been found. "Wherever the water flowed
it dostrojed everything in its path.
Tlie village or Bouzey, with its exten
sile pisciculture establishment, has dis
appeared. The .steep, -vertical banks of the Canal
de L'Est burst and emptied a reach of wa
ter eleven kilometers long into the Aviere
-valley, which the flood followed to Nomexy,
where It flowed into "the river Moselle.
At Dnruculllcs all tlie houses were de
stroed, and few were spared at Aux
Forges. Hundreds of families have beeu
rendered homeless, and many who were
asleep at the time of the inundation lost
all of their clothes.
The bursted ieservoir, which supplies the
canal , is situated at Bouzey , and was formed
by a djke 00 meters long, it was built
during the jcart fiom li79 to lfc84, and
was strengthened in lbfcH and IBfa'J.
It cons sts of a wall of matonry twenty
meters high and twenty meters thick at its
base. The foundation was nino meters deep.
The cubic area of the dyke is-b,000,000
The bed and the remainder of the reservoir
Is or natural rock. The djke was lcgiilarly
inspected and no signs of weakness had been
detected since 1890.
Tlie damage done by the flood everywhere
isimmeusc and will amount to $1 5,000,000.
Mrs. UuKy Pound "With Throat Cnt and
Clothing Saturated tVIth Keroti'iie.
Kingston, N. Y., April 27. The Irish
settlement ot Blucstone, of the Ulster and
Delaware Railway, as it bt-gins to climb
tlie Catskills, known as Stony Hollow, was,
found this morning to bo the scene of a
foul and brutal murder.
The house of Mrs. Edward Duffy, a
wldov eighty years old, was seen to be on
fire by "William McWiIhams, a neighbor,
who wont to the rescue of the old lady,
who lived alone. He round the doors and
windows tightly barred.
Breaking in, he discovered Mrs. Duffy
on the bed asleep, as he supposed, but in
Darrjmg lir out he found she was dead,
with her throat cut and her clothing satu
rated with kerosene, which had also been
used freely about the house.
Mrs. Duffy had recently diawn a sum of
money from the "Ulster Comity Savings
Bank here, and It is belived that she was
robbed and murdered, as no trace of the
money can be found.
Mrs. Glorius Charsics Mr. Prank flnnnu
4 With Throwing 11 Brick at Iler.
Frank Hauna, residing at No. 1617
Third street northwest, was arrested last
night by Orficer Carson, on a warrant
charging him with threats. It was sworn
out by Fredericka Glorius, the wife of a cab
inet maker, who lives in the house ad
joining that of Hanna. It is alleged by
Mrs. Glorius that Hanna threatened to
.kill her, and tfirew a brick at her.
The trouble, it is said, began about four
years ago, when Hanna erected his largo
brick residence uext to that of Glorius'.
At that time some trouble about leaky
water .pipes and the ownership of a rear
fence arose, and was settled In court.
Since then a feud has existed between
the two families. The p reseat friction
arose from the fact, it Is cluime'd, that
the Hauna family insisted on attaching a
cfothes liue to-.the fence claimed by the
Glorius clan.
Open Air -Workers' Association.
The annual convention of the Open Air
"Workers' Association will be held ut the
Ventral Union Mission Auditorium on May
6 and 7. Among the distinguished speakers
to be present and deliver addresses are A.
T. Pearson, D. D., of Philadelphia, and J.
b. Stone, D. D., ot New York. Dr. Hamlin
will preside.
He 1h IJow Sergeant ilnjor Murks.
H. Ue Roy Marks, the right guard of the
Motrtou Cadets, Company C, Third bat
talion, has been made sergeant major of
the battalion.
Superior Port.
(To-Kalon production), 51.50 per gal
lon. An excellent spring tonic.
To-E.alon "Wine Co., 614 14th st.
Prison Officials Think He Is Sup
plied with Opiates by Friends.
Formally Charged with the Harder of
Blancfio I amont Williams Caae Is
Deemed Too "Weak by Itself and the
Prosecution Pears the Moral Effect of an
Acquittal Friends Still Believe Him.
.San rraijclsco, Cal., April 27. Theodore
Durant was taken f 10m his cell In the city
prlsou to-day and foinially charged with
themurderofBIancheLamont. Hehasbeen
very surly for the last two days and mado
no effort to conceal his irritation this morn
ing. "How much more are you going to charge
me with?" he growled at Detective Sey
mour, wo swore to the complaint.
The prisou officials are confident that Du
raut's visitors bring him drugs, which en
ablehim to sleep twelve-hoursaday. To the
use of theso opiates his increasing irritation
is ascribed.
He is fast becoming what is known as an
unreasonableand troublesome pnsoner.Chlef
Crowley has oidered that no notice shall
be taken of anything tho prisoner says,
minor prison officials having complained of
Durant's rudeness.
Durant is treated with the greatest con
sideration. He occupies the most comfort
able cell in the prison, has access to an ad
joining bathroom, is permitted to receive
visitors at all hours, and is not thrown in
contact with the other prisoners.
Tlie preliminary examination In the
Williams case will probably be concluded
on Tucselay, aixl the inquest in the Lamont
case commences on the following day.
Friends of Duiant still affect to believe
in his mnoence, even promising to solve
the mystery ot the murder, hinting that
the murders were the work of a middle
aged married man, a resident ot the mission,
who has since disappenreu.
The plan of District Attorney Barnes to
try Durant for the Lamont murder first,
is generally commended. Considered
alone, tlie Williams case Is deemed weak
Tor tlie prosecution, anil with auotlier case
to be tried, a jury verdict or guilty would
be doubtrul.
The prosecution fears the moral effect
ot an acquittal. The evidence in tlie
Lamont crime is considered much more
conclusive. It is probable that the grand
jury will be asked to indict Durant Tor
the Lament murder.
Tills would render unnecessary a pre
liminary police court investigation.
hourly Ten Millions of Insurance Carried
and a Million Hi Clulnih Paid.
Chicago, April 27. The bcaid of the en
dowment rank, Knights of Pjthias, is in
sessiou in this city. The financial report for
the last fiscal 3 ear shows that tho Iucrca?e
in membership exceeded that of any pre
vious year.
Four hundred and fifty-two new sections
had been established, .and 7,404 applicants
admitted The cash balance 111 the reserve
fund was $306,0000, an increase of ?'J0,
000. The claims paid approximate 51,000,000.
The total amount of insurance carried is
about $10,000,000. The members of the
board leave Monday for Indianapolis.
Officer Greer's Clothing Torn In Shreds
hi a Negro Ho Tried to Arrest.
Armed with a warrant last evenirg Po
liceman Greer entered a house on Eighth
street; exteuded, and atttempted to take
into custody Edward Stewart, colored,
who was charged with threats agaiust
his wife, Mary Stewart. The accused
so the ofllcer claims murderously attackeel
him, and grasping him about the throat,
tore his collar and vest Into shreds.
They policeman called for help, and a man
on the outside rushed in, and together
they carried the negro down a flight ot
steps. With the aid ot another officer
Stewart was carried to No. 8 station and
locked up.
Nerve-quieting, thirst-allaying, blood-cn-nchiug,
assimilative, rich in iron, tannin
and tartrates, devoid of potash: Chr. Xan
der's 3 Va. Clarets and hts sweet Norton,
ideal summer wines admitting enormous di
lution. 909 Seventh. v
Tin: i:athek to-day.
Rain will continue Sunday morning, prob
ably followed by fair In the afternoon;
northeasterly winds.
Port-of Corinto Declared Closed
and the Town Abandoned.
England Hay Hava to Extend the Biociada
Along tho Country's Entire Coast or
Hake War in Earnest ?033ibility That
tho Situation Slay Sericuslj Embarrass
the United StatC3 Gresham Surprised.
Colon, April 27. The Nicaraguan Gov
ernment, in view of the occupation of Co
rinto by the Britifh force under Admiral
Stephenson, for the puipose of collecting
the customs revenues at that port to sat
isfy the demands or Great Britain for an in
demnity for the expulsion of Pro-Consul
Hatch and other British subjects from
Blue-fields, has decreed the closing or the
On account of this action of the Govern
ment, the Panama Railroad Company has
issued notice to the agents of the various
steamship lines whoie vcftcls run to tho
Isthmus, notifying them of the closure ot
Conuto, in order that they may take the
necessary action as to fioight and pas
sengers en route for Corinto.
Information which has j-t ached here from
Cunnto eayB that the British warships have
been eo stationed as to be ready to bom
bard the town Bhould the Nicaraguan force
which retreate'd across the lagoon to the
mainland on the occupation of the place
by the British, attempt to interfere with
the movements of the landtag party. -
Corinto is almost deserted, as ite bom
bardment is generally expected.
The events of the day In diplomatic cir
:les here were the landing of the British
troops at Corinto, Nicaragua, the abandon
nent of the town by the native officials
and the population, and the shrewd move
of the Nicaraguans in declaring Corinto
a closed port.
The first news ot these'events came in
the afternoon. Dr. Guzman, the Nica
raguan minister here, received two cable
grams from his government forwarded
rrom San Juan del Sur, the Nicaraguan
cable port, about 125 miles south of
The first cablegram stated that the
British troops had landed at Corinto, and
that tlie British flag was flying over the
town, whicli had been deserted by the
Nlcaraguar- officials and the native in
aabitants. The second cablegram showed that the
authority had gone to San Juan del Sur,
cutting the wires connecting the cable
port with Cqrinto, so that the English
forces at the latterplace could notcoinmu
nlcate with their home government except
by sending a boat to- the cable station.
The main body of the Nicaraguans who
had abandoned Corinto had crossed a
lagoon which separates the town from
the mainland, ana had strongly entrenched,
themse Ives. This information was
promptly communicated to the State De
The situation at Corinto Is now regarded
as omnious of serious trouble, for the dis
patches indicate that the Nicaraguans arc
disposed to resist any further advances by
the British.
The information "reaching here Is to the
efrect that the NIcaragcans may further
Isolate the British at Corinto by burnirg
the bnoges across the lagoon separating
the town from the mainland. The British
position is said to be very bad from a
strategic standpoint. The town is prac
tically on an island, being separated from
the mainland by a stretch of marshy
ground. This Is traversed by bridges, and
without them Corinto Is cut off fro mthe
The Nicaraguans have retlr ed to the
chore end of the bridges, and those well
iuformetl on the situation believe that it
the British make any move to cross the
lagoon the bridges will be burned, and tb&
little baud of Nicaraguan troops will make
a stand against further encroachments.
The British are evidently apprehensive of
trouble on this score, as indicated by the
cablegrams from Colon showing that the
three vessels have been so placed as to
command the town with their guus. It is
probable that this disposition has been made
so as to ensu re the occupying forces .number
ing about four hundred armed men, from an
attack from the Nicaragnaus rather than
with an j deliberate purpose of bombarding
the town, for there is no evidence that the
British desire to advance into the interior
at present and it was certainly not a part
of the original programme of operations,
asmade known to our government, to bom
bard the place.
The news of the situation at Corinto
created a commotion here, and particularly
in t he S tatcliepartment. S ir JulianPaunee
fote, the Bntish ambassador, came to the
Department and after remaining in prlvato
consultation with Secretary Gresham for a
short time, the two repaired to the "War De
partment to consult with Secretary Lamont.
in later repaired immediately to the State
Department and talked over the matters
with the orficials.
Lateron the ne ws came tctheDepartruent
that the Nicaraguan Government had made
a sharp move by declaring Coiinto a doaed
port. Th.s was evidently a disfurCwg ele
ment in the calculations, fcr ASMUtnnt Sec
retary TJhl was at once d snatched to the
British embassy to confer with Sir Julian
Pauncefote, a most unusual picceedtng in
departmental etiquette.
There can be no doubt that the action of
the Nicaraguans in declaring Corinto a
closed port has seriously complicated this
most troublesome quest-on, and even It
there is no iesort to hostilities at present,
it opens a prospect of alarming events in the
future which may, and In lact are even
now regarded as likely to, involvethcTJnited
States directly in ttie affair in spite or the
earnest disposition of the administration to
avoid the entanglement.
Our Government has been assured that
the occupation will not be permanent, and
indeed the first paragraph of the Clayton
Bulwer treaty expressly pledges Great
Britain against any occupation of Nicar
aguan territory: So the pioblem will arise
how to collect the indemnity within a
reasonable time.
This may be settled summarily by simply
extending the occupation and blockade be
yond Corinto so as to include all of tlie
Pacific ports of Nicaragua From the
disposition shown by the Nicaraguans at
present this can be done only by Torce, and
Is likely to add very largely to the ex
pense incurred in the collection ot the in
demnity, which items will surely be added
by the British to the original sum.
This course, moreover, would seriously
embarrass tlie commerce of the United
States and on this point Great Britain has
given Secretary Gresham certain assur
ances. Another manner in which the
British may be able to secure their endsi
is by a prompt declaration ot war and an
Invasion ot Nicaragua, Involving the cap
ture or the capitol, Managua, and the im
positions upon the Nicaraguans of the Brit
ish terms as the price or peace.
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