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r " -j$-j. 5'V i5?,:!:,: KS'1"' &r?'-z9p.,r-r , )avz If ott Sent CI ds Coupon? VOL. 2. USTO. 408. WASHISTGrTON, Di C, MOSDAI MOBKESTa, APRIL 29, 1895 SIX PAGKES. CXNE CENT. Tr '' r ? THE MEPKIUPEil nfclftt TRIE! Fft IS 3 6t-Fi y ClEI fcei EE Ed 0 B ESSeSGili II B wkIeHwUK vHeE-1 I efiiE E.fc.tP Sought intercession of United States for Purpose of Delay. COSTA RICA OFFERED HELP Yam Hope That This Government Wtnll Actively Interfere When the British Too' Possesrioaof Corinto Belief That Presi dent ZelayaX7ill Soon Comely With Great Britain's Demands His Protest. London, .April 28. TUe United Status frr niniftnt at tempted to amicably adjust (lit pending ditputo between Great Britain and Nicaragua. Ambassador Bayard, acting under in structions from "Washington, represented tc the British foreign olfico that Nicaragua, IT gm u two -weeks' additional time from the expiraMon of the three dajs nxed in tho ult.nw.Uini, would meet Great Britain's 3i mauds for the payment of 15,000 in demnity for the expulsion of pio-Consul H it h. Lord Kimberiy aceeded to this, and ah :t wis presumed tbattlie State Department at Washington 'was acting for Nicaragua, it wub thought that the incident -would bo : F.-d -without further compllcjittons. Bat as Nicaragua rerueed at tho last moment to acquiesce in this ariangement th or gil plan of occupying Corinto was c. rrte-d out. It is now believed here that N aragua secured the intermediation of thi Tinted States for the tole puiiwbe of delay. XNULAXD 1'llKJNS JGXOHAKCE. But Snys She TV1I1 Certainly Apply the XiivoHnary 1'rcuHiire. London, April 28. The following temi oTficial note -was issued from tiie foreign office tins evening: Tp to now nothing lias been officially received regarding the course of events in Nicaragua. No notification has been re ceived of the landing of blue jackets, a6 btated lu the press dispatches. The absence of information is believed t be due to the fact that the telegraph Urns have been cut. Up to lhl6 evening the admiralty is also -without information. No anxiety is felt as to the outcome of t Hart of Klmberly's decided attitude Tie re Is not the slightest doubt that Nica ragua "Will accede to the British demand, "tt 'latover may bf the vxteut of tlie pres sure required to bring about-this result the government -will not hesitate to apply it. TjitGBU nun to iwvy ui. Action of OUmrNiii til Aini'riontiHepultUc'H Toward Nicaragua. Pan Jose, Costa Rica, April 27. It is learned heie authoritative! that the South American republics, Guatemala, San Snivador, and Costa Itica, stiongly urged N r.iragHa to pay $75,000 indemnity to Great Britain. rn-ijideut Yglesias even -went to far as to offer to contribute one -fifth of the amount, but iMipularscntimeutin Nicaragua was so set against England that the admin istration decided not to yiold. and the only response received by President Yglesias to his offer was a copy of Nicaragua's answer to Admiral Stephonsou'sultiiiialum. The State Department hat been officially nil ricd of the landing of British troops at Cr nnto. The dispatches received by tbe Associated Press from London and Costa Itiea throw a great deal of additional light on the a't.tude of the administration iu regard to te Nu&raguan incident. It is evident thafc bcth the United States and the Central Amen an republics were anxioiibtotveurea pcaccf-1 settlement of the difficulty by the icnt cf the indemnity demanded by . Br.tc u for the expulsion of 1'ro- ca igias, of the Republic of cable advices are correct, "oute a portion of tbemoucy. "e Department here through Bayard at London arranged T. s.on of tw o weeks in which the r.ild lie raised if Nicaragua would ttle on tins basis. Fj. d t' at the Slate Department litis jig adiSed Nicaragua that the ex- f Consul Hatch was an offense tat"- Et.r rcfpectingcountrycould overlook ju:1 ' it pr mpt reparation was due Great Dr.'a.n. Semtary Grcsham drove out to Wood ley yesterday afternoon and had a long consultation with the President, It was thought that some official statement would be made, but upon his return the Secre tary of State declined to gi"e out anything. NO INTERFERENCE AT PRESENT. Prom the best information obtainable it seems almost certain that the admin istration will not attempt any inter ference with the dispute between Nicar agua and Great Britain as long as the latter confines itself to the collection of the indemnity. The United States have maintained in the past that European powers could in their ... T.-ru:nioual dealings with South and Central American countries conduct their deputes in their own way as long as thc did not seek to overthrow existing gr vemments, set up monarchies or pra ter orates, or acquire territory. Such was tin subbtaueo of the notice served by Sec n tarv Seward on France and Great Britain With regard to Mexico In 1862. If the occupation of Corinto falls in its object and Great Britain should declare war on Nicaragua, it is said that the ad ministration would still decline to inter fere so long as the war was carried on net for the aggrandizement of Great Britain or the acquisition of territory, but for the si 1 purpose of collecting the Indemnity. To go beyond that, however, the ad ministration, it is said, would consider a illation "of the Monroe doctrine, as also an express violation of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, and would not be tolerated. "WOULD MEANAPROTECTORATE. It is pointed out that forthe United States to interfere to prevent England frotn-carry-Irg out the piesent methddot collecting the debt would be equivalent to declaring a virtual protectorate over Nicaragua and would commit tills government to a policy with rogard to the Central and South Ameri ean countries that would keep her involved in endless broils with European powers. It would give these 6tates the privilege of resisting Just claims of other countries and taking refuge behind the skirts of the United States. In other words all diplomatic correspon dent relative to those states would prac tically bo carried on through Washington. Besides it would greatly embarrass this government in the enforcement of its own claims against these countries. But it is not believed in official circles that Nicaragua will carry her resistance much further. Public sentiment in Nica ragua. H Is believed, has compelled Presi d nt Zelaja to make a show of reslblauce and to jbeuehls appeal to the world through the Associated Press, but it is confidently believed rather than suffer the seizure of otln r ports or bombardment he will comply and pay the indemnity. DRQUZMAN IN IGNORANCE. For the purrioso of learning the real situ ation "respecting affairs at Coriuto, Dr. Guzman, the Nicnraguan Minister, sent a tclogramof inquiry to his government. Yes-t'-nhij a dispatch came lu reply, from tho Minister of Foreign Affairs at Managua, continuing the report tnal tho British-arc in possession, tho dispatch saying: "Corinto is to-day under tho British flag." Tho minister does not know whether his govern ment has declared Corinto a closed port, but ho is of tho opinion that such a step has beii resorted to. Dr. Guzman made a negative reply when asked whether he had any news as to whether his government had changed its attttudo and taVm any steps to satisfy t lie demands S'H forth in the Bntisli ultimatum. A reporter road to the minister the protest against the action or the BritiEh made by President Zelaye through the Associated j. loo.-. Dr. uu.iuuu libiened intently, but made no comment. The report that the government of Costa Rica uau volunteered to pay one-ruth or the inde-uuit v demanded by Great Britain, was also news to th minister. "Such a tiling Is possible," he 6aid, with a shrug of I he bhouiders. "They are very patriotic, but I have no information on tho subject." PRESIDENT ZELAYA'S PROTEST. New York, April 28. The Associated Press aresterday cabled President Zelayn, of Nicaragua, asking Tor an expression of opinion of the situation in that country. Sliortlay after midnight the following re ply was received: "Nicaragua, April 27. "The Associated Press, New York- Nic aragua protests before all nations against the" outrage which Great Britain inflicts upon her bj the military occupation of the port of Corinto, In order to ceize irom her by force a 6um of money which is now owed, In absolute disregard of interna tional laws, and of the dictates of right, Jubtice and equity. Nicaragua, although counting upou the sympathy of all, as she is powerless to oppose the aggressor, is ready to submit the case without Tear, be wailing her binallness and her weakness. (Signed) "ZELAYA." WHAT THIS TUUXDKHKIl SAYS. Tho Attitude of "Mr. Cleveland' Go--rnuiont" Warmly Commended. London, April 29. In a leader tliismorn ing, the Times says: "The devotion of the Central American Republics to jubtice when she commands them, as they allege, not to pay isextraordinary; when she orders them to pay it is much less marked. The reply of Senor Matus, the Nicaraguan min ister of foreign affairs, to the British ulti matum makes action imperative. "Nicaragua must bee that all herattempts to work upon the susceptibilities of the UnltedStatesinregardloBritlshaggrcssions are doomed to disappointment. Through out thisunpleasant complication the attitude of President Cleveland'sgover.mientappeara to have been most friendly and correct. "In spite of the efforts of some American pajwrs to create ill-feeling, one may believe that American people cordially endorse the action of their government. "In that fact we may see afresh indication that eoinme closer connection of the policies of the two great Anglo-Saxon peoples may yet prove something more than a dream." corpsbsbTthehdudred Dreadful Results of the Breakinrj of the Dyhe at Epinal. Every Hour the Death List Is Increasing. Email Streams Swollen to Rivers Over a Milo Wide. Eplual, France, April 28. The list o the fatalities caused by the breaking yesterday morning of the great Bouzey Dyke in the Eplual district of the Yosges, increases every hour. One Jiundred aqd fifteen deaths have al ready been reported, but only fifty bodies have been recovered. It is believed that the death list will be greatly in excess of the figures above given when all the dis tricts devastated are heard from. It Is supposed that many of the dead were swept into Isolated places, where it will be. a long time before the bodies are found. The whole region over which thousands of tons of water swept in a resistless flood, Is btrewn wnn every sort of wreckage, and presents a most desolate aspect. In many places tbe early crops were swept clean out of the ground, and the losses tiius in curred will be very heavy. Six brigades of gendarmes have arrived and they have been detailed to actas guards. Every attempt is being made to reorganize the district, but this is rendered difficult by the waters. The Aviere, a small narrow stream, is now in some places a mile and a half wide. The railway, especially in the vicinity of the I)axnieulI"S station, was torn up, rails and ties were sweptaway, and the embankments destroyed. Nearly every bridge on tho line of tho flood was either destroyed or so badly damaged that they will have to be rebuilt. One thousand francs have been contributed by President Faure. Madame Heine has sent 20,000 francs, which will bo applied to relieving the suffering. All the municipal authorities are working ceaselessly in distributing relief and seek ingto bring ordToutofthechaospre vailing. Over 50,000 pprsons from the nearbyjtowna andthe surrounding country visited thescene of the disaster to-day. At 4 o'clock this afternoon tho burial of fifteenofthovictimstookpIaceatDomevres. Two thousand persons attended the services, which were held while the graves wem being dug. There were many heart rending scenes while the bodies were being consigned to the earth. GERKANY AND SUGAR. Doubt Whether the 1'reweiit Itflelmtug Session Will Chnugc tin? raxes. Berlin, April 28. The Berliner Corre spondenz says that the preliminary studies for a reform in the laws relating to the taxation of sugar have been completed. A draft of a bill will be submitted this week. The committee of experts being doubtful whether the bill can be passed at the present session of the Reichstug.a temporary bill will be immediately sub mitted, indefinitely extending the period in which the prcbentpremiums of sugar are payable. Work of a Scoundrel. Lexington, Ky., April 28. On tho farm of V. H. Vance, tins county, lastuight, some brute cut off the bag and teats of the valu able brood maro, sired by American Clay, due to foal by Time Medium, in a few days. The mare will die. Vance came here to get blood hounds, but found them locked up and their keeper out of the city. He says he will kill tho scoundrel if he can find him. The Sultan's GrowHoim Victory. Fez, April 28. A letter from the sultan has been read in the mosque here announc ing a signal victory over the rebellious Rahania tribesmen at Marrakesh. After the reading of the! letter the heads of six teen of the rebels were suspended from one of the gates otthe city. Remember the promenade concert to-mor-tow ulght from 7 until 10 o'clock at Fam ily Shoe Store, 310 and 312 Seventh street northwest. Flowers for all lady callers. No goods sold. Drink Washington Brewery Company's pure Champagne Lager, Johanna Logue's Murderer Run Down at Last. MYSTERY OF A SKELETON It Proved to Bo tho Wifo of Jimmy LoRne, a Professional Crook Alphoaso Cutaiar's Crimo Finds Him Out, and Ho Wa3 Landed in Jail Saturday EiB -Confession Hako3 a Strango Story. Philadelphia, April 28. While tho largcrportlonotthePhiladelphiapopulation was attending church to-day, there lay on a desk in a dingy little room down town the skull of a murdered woman. Around it were grouped a half dozen newspaper men, two doctors, and, in the center ot the group, Coroner Samuel H. Ashbridge and Detective Geyer. There for six long hours was unfolded a story of crime beside which the spirit of romance pales her ineffectual fires. The central figure in the story is James E. Logue, known to the police depart ments of the continent as "Jimmy" Logue, burglar, bank robber, and a most notorious ulWound crook. The case turned upon the niurdcy of one of this man's alleged wives, Johanna Logue, lut It was a fitting climax to a remarkable tale that proved that he was not the murderer. WOMAN S DI S Al'P EAR ANCE. On the night of February 22, 1879, Jo hanna Logue vanished as suddenly as it the earth had opened and swallowed her. Rewards were offered, and no one was more indefatigable in his efforts to locate the woman than Logue himself. But there was no trace ot her, and grad ually the case faded from memory. On October 16, 1839, fourteen years afterward, a carpenter repairing the house at 1250 North Eleventh street, tore up some boards in tiie kitchen, and there round the skeleton of a woman. Clinging to the bones of !he throat was a handkerchief, tied in a knot, and next to the mouldering bones lay the soles of a woman's shoes. This was all that re mained of Johanna Logue. When it became known that Logue and his wife had lived in the house, suspicion at once pointed to him as I he mutderer, btt all search Tor him proved unavailing. On the evening ot March o last, the door bell of Coroner Asiibruige's private iesl dence rang, and answering it in perron, he was confronted by an -jld white hailed man who said abruptly. "I am Jimmy Logue. nnd I have come tv give myEelf up." MURDERER FOUND. That was all he said in relation to the case and the coroner hantled him over to the police under an assumed name. From that time on Coroner Ashbridge and De tective Geyer worked together in secret until they had unraveled the complete btory, which culminated a few days ago in the arrest of Alphonso. Cutaiar, jr., the il legitimate son of one ot Logue's former al leged wives. He is locked up on a charge of murder, while in a neighboring cell Is Logue, held as the chief witness. Cutaiar's crime for he has made a con fession in which he acknowledged cuusing the woman's death, though, he asserts, in voluntarily Is best understood from a brief recital of Logue's career. LOGUE MUCH MARRIED. He was already a notorious character when, In 1858, he .was married to Mary Jane Andrews. With herhc lived two years when, without the formality of a divorce, he was wedded to Mary Gahan, who, though she had not before been a wife, was the mother of an cighteen-months-old child, Alphonso Cutaiar, jr. Logue and Mary had not lived long together when he became enamored of her sister, Johanna Gahan, whom he established in a separate house lold, paying all expenses, until m 1860 Mary died. Meanwhile, Logue, who had been working hard at his "profession" fell into the bauds of the police for a series of burglaries. On May 23, 1871, he was sentenced to seven years in the penitentiary. During this term Johanna hoarded in this city and promptly upon his release in 1877, Logue came for her. They went to New York. Logue raised money in some way, for not long after his release he bought $20,000 worth of government bonds in New York, in February, 1879, Logue andthe womancametothecity. Meanwhile young Cutaiar had become a. barber, aud Logue and Johanua lived with him in the dwelling portion of hiBShop at 12-18 North Eleventh street. A few days arter this Logue and the wo man went to New York. FINDS JOHANNA GONE. There Logue fell in with another burglar named George Mason, and on the evening ot February 20, the two menleftfor Boston, telling Johanna they would return shortly. The following Tuesday Logue returned and found his wife gone. Cutaiar told him that the last he had seen ot Johanna was on the preceding Saturday. All trace of the woman was lost. At the time ot her disappearance the woman wore jewelry worth 32,000, and had In the bosom ot her dress four $1,000 government bonds. Cutaiar married and with his wife lived A Banking1 System on the Western Plan. at tho house for a year after Johanna's dis appearance, when foul odor coming from under the kitchen floor madq the woman so sick that thoy were comrieUed to move away. CUTAIAR'S CONFESSION. After Cutaiar's arrest ho broke down and confessed. He said that when the woman Signified her intention ofgoing to New York, She waB intoxicated. He made her get into the bed, with her clothes on, Then, to pre vent her from getting away before he could go with her, he bound her, hand and foot. This was at 7 o'clock in the evening. Four hours later ho found her lying on her face, with her head under the bolster smothered to death in an evident attempt to break her bondy. The noxt day ho burled the body under the kitchen floor. Ho admitted having token her jewels, but denied auy knowledge of the $1,000 bonds, which alia was said to have in her bosom. The original story told by Logue was bomo out in every detail by the investigations or th& coroner and the detective, but they further found tiiat Cutaiar had for years been pursuing a cisoked career. He had robbed many per sons for whom he had worked, including tho Prudential Insurance) Company, upon whom he tried to work a bogus -claim, and had stolen largo quantities of gold- ami silver rrom various places. m"lted ltldwn and sold it. With thes Tacts in view his story or the woman being accidentally binothered is generally discredited and Itr is believed that he deliberately murdered thu woman. The official inquest in the case will-bo held next Wednesday. TRIED SUICIDE IN A CELL Carpenter Was Accused uof tlie Murder of Mrs. Blackwell, He Borrowed a Razor of His Coll Mate and Cat His Own Throat Recov ery Doubtful. Easton, Pa., April 28. Samuel C. Carpen ter, of this city, accused ot tho murder of Mrs. Ray Blackwell, ot PUlllipsburg, N. J., cut his throat in the cell occupied by him, and is now lying at the poiutoT death. Carpenter, who is about forty-two years old, was formerly postmaster at Asbury, but moved to Easton about six months ago. He is married and has several children, but common rumorhasforayearpaat connected his name with that of Mrs. Hamilton, tho widow of a physician formerly residing In Madison, N, J. Carpenter vjsited here on Friday night, leaving sob. "ter 6uppcr. A few hours l,i' viio wodi525 body was found with a bullet hole in her right temple, and a re volver by her side, evidently placed there to create the impression that the woman had committed suicide. Suspicion at once fell upon Carpenter, and his arrest followed. At the coroner's inquest, winch began yesterday, surricient evidence was ad duced to connect him more closely with the crime and ho was locked up. When Warden Walton went to his cell this morning he found Carpenter lying in a pool of blood on the floor ot his cell with his throat cut from ear to ear. By his side was a razor, which he borrowed from Patrick Morgan, a fellow prisoner, upon the pretext that he wanted to shave himself. Morgan, who occupies the same cell, says that as soon as Carpenter obtained possession. of the razor lie turned to him and said: "I am innocent ot the murder of Mrs. Blackwell, and I waiit you to tell everybody I told you so." J Then he drew the razor across his throat and fell before Morgan's very eyes. The latter waff too hoTror stricken to give an alarm and sat looking at the appar ently dying man until tie warden came. Carpenter bad in the meantime become unconscious and has not -yfet been revived. An examination of his wiund shows that none of the arteries have been bevered, but he has lost so niucb-'blood that hh re covery is doubtful. I The razor is thoughts to have been smuggled into the jail by'some-ot Morgan's friends. ' :$ Ended His Life Far From Home. Quincy, Mass., April"28.-SProf. Josiah B. Stetson, who committed suicide by shooting aboard the steamer Cleopatra at Marseilles, France, yesterday, was a native of this city. He was well known lu musical circlesand foranumber of years wasorgan ist at the First Church here. He left Quincy Several years ago aud has lived abroad ever since. Getting Jlendy for Koil. New York, April 28. The United States cruisers Columbia, commanded by Capt. Sumner, and New York, commanded by Capt. Evans, which were detailed from Admiral Meade's squadron at JCey West and ordered to proceed to the navy yard at Brooklyn to prepare for participation in' the ceremonies at the, opening of the North Sea and Baltic Caiial iu June, ar rived here to-day. Argentine's Anus-getting. Buenos Ayrcs, April -28 Three Argen tine officers have gone to .Europe to buy aims and artillery. Grand promenade concert at -Family Shoe Store, 31031 2 Seventh street north west, to-morrow night from 7 until 10 o'clock. Flowers for the ladles. No goods sold. " - Drink Washington Brewery Company's pure Champagne Lager. United States Vessels Fare Very Poorly in Carribbean Waters; JOHN BULL'S PRICE IS HIGH And He Controls Mo3t of tha Avail ablo Sea hoard Supply in That Section In Caso of War Oar Bhip3 Would Bo Shut Off from tho Privilege of Coaling in Foreign Ports Remedy. The recent experience of Admiral Meade In his cruise with a squadron through the waters of the Gulf of Mixlco and the Car ribbean Sea, has served to again atttract the attention of the officials ot the Navy Department to the necessity of acquiring atleast one ortwo coaling stations In those waters for the use ot the Navy. Although this cruise lasted ouly a few weeks, the difficulty of securing a suffi cient supply of coal at convenient points and at reasonable prices, has strikingly indicated the trouble that may be ex pected when It shall be necessary to rxiin aln for long periods of time, or perhaps permanently, a number or cruising gun boats In those waters. Such a contingency fs being pa-pared for by the construction of a number of boats calculated for just such service. HIGH PRICE AT COLON. The sources of coal supply In tbut fcection aie at present largely in the BntuJi posses sions. The price is always high in some ports, but it is very much higher in others, being known to reach S15 per ton at Colon at times. In time of war, under the neutrality laws, our ships would be excluded rrom the privilege of coaling at foreign ports, and would thus be absolutely prevented from hostile operations, If they did not fall easj victims to an euemv better equipped with bases of coal supply. It is said by naval officers that tlie common belief that these coaling stations would be very expensive to acquire and would require to be strongly fortified to defend them, also at great expense, is with out real foundation. Some of these officers who have been giving much attention to the subject are confident that the United States could readily arrange for the acquisition of coaling stations from almost any ot the countries facing on the Gulf of Mexico or the Carribbean Sea at a nominal price. A SIMPLE ARRANGEMENT. Nothing in the way of equipment is required save a landing wharf, and the sen-ices of one man to watch the place would suffice. In case of war, if the station was near enough to the scene of hostilities to be necessary, it could, be protected by the very ships that would bu required to use the coal. If it was distant from the scene and not necessary to the sen-ice at that time, it could be left to take its chances, for the enemy would scarcely find it profitable to send ships to capture a coal pile, which could be readily replenished at any con venient time. It is believed that Secretary Herbert is giving this subject attention, and that when Congress meets again he may recom mend to that body that this Government be clothed with the necessary power to ac quire suitable sites for coaling stations. INSANE ASYLUM AFIRE. Damage to Property AVns nenvy, Jlut In mutes Kept Quiet. Watkins.N. Y., April 28. About 3 o'clock this morning fire broke out at tlie State Hospital for the Insane at Willard, on Seneca Lake, and before the hospital fire department could get it under control it had destroyed the kitchen, laundry, bakery and tailor shop, which were in an exten sion back of the middle section of the main building. Luckily no one wns injured, al though there was considerable excitement for a time. The flames started in the boiler room and spread with great rapidity. On the first alarm the officials ot the institution took every precaution to quiet the inmates, who, under the circumstances, behaved in an ad mirable manner, after the first fright was over. The damage Is estimated at between $50,000 and $75,000. Lives IOHt on the Truck-. Newburgh, N. Y , April 28. Two men were killed on the Hudson River division of the New York Central Railroad yester day. The Chicago limited, going south, due in New York at 0:30 p. m., struck a team at Crotonr injuring the driver so badly that he died soon afterward. The special limited mail, going north, due to pass Fishkill at 10:30 p. m., struck and in stantly killed a laborer half a mile below Dutchess Junction. Georgo W. Bostwick Dead. Brooklyn, April 28. George W. Bost- wick, national secretary of the National Association Naval "Veterans of the Uuited States, died at his residence in this city to-day. Only twenty-two dnys remain. In which to get a TjzpoH gift book with a monthly subscript Wi. Hotter subscribe now. Drink Washington Brewery Company' pure Champagne Lager. Z4R. HITT'S ALARMING CONDITION Feurn That lie. "Will Not Surlvo liven Until IJitrbrftik. Representative Hitt continued to grow worse during the day, and last night his condition was alarming. At 2 o'clock this morning brain symptoms were becoming very serious. Fears were entertained that he might not 8urvivetlIL.daybreak. WANTS MOKE SURGEONS. MnrHlial do Cumi'itH Telrgruiilm HIh"SIs uiilcuiit Nci'iln to Spain. Madrid, April 28. Marshal Do Campos, captain general of Cuba, has drawn up a plan of campaign against the rebels. He will go to Santiago dc Cuba in three or four .days from Havana. Bands of rebels unacr command of Capote Miro and Carbello pillaged a Email town on Wednesday last. They were pursued by government troops, and in a skinniEh that ensued the insurgents lost one killed and three wounded. Marshal do Campos has telegraphed to the government to send Cuba additional surgeons aud a commissariat corps. INDIANS ON THE VARPATH. Troops From Fort Tottou Ordered to Sc. Johns. N. I). Winnipeg, Man., April 28. A Killarney dispatch to the Free Press reportB come in from St. John's, North Dakota, Just over the Manitoba boundary, that 1,500 Indians and half-breeds are on tiie war path, and that 700 women and chitdreu are In tents on tlie prairie. Troops from Fort Totten are ordered to St. jnhn's. A man named Ros3, living near tho boundary on the Cauadian side, was chased by Indians aud had to flee for his life. CHEYENNE OSCAR VILDE. That Epithet "VnH Applied to Corporal Henry nnd Ho Killc dUlmself. Cheyenne, Wyo., April 28. Corporal Henry , of D Co., Eighth Infantry, stationed at Fort Russell, committed suicide by shooting himself with an army rifle. Heplacedthegunonthegroundandpulled the trigger with the ramrod, the ball flying through thelowerpartof the jawandcoming out at the top of his head, killing him instantly. His comrades accused him of being the Cheyenne Oscar Wilde. The accusation preyed upon his mind until he decided to end hi3 existence. MARION PAYNE MARRIED. Daughter of the Lute Gen. Comyers In 2ov Mrs. W) I Hit in Twomliley. London, April 28. William Twombley, of Paris, was married to Marlon Payne, daughter of the late Gen. Comyers, of Washington, D. C, in this city jesterday. OBJECTED TO THI GROOM Father Bleak Read a Protest During the Ceremony. Baaad His Charges on the Fact That Brinci man Was a Divorced Man Par ties Are Prominent. Loudon, April 28. Theodore Brinck man, son of Sir Theodort'Bnnckmaii, was married yesterday in St. Mark's Church to a step-daughter of Lord Aylesrord. There were eight bridesmaids. The sen-ice was rull choral, aud tiie at tendance was large and fashionable. During the ceremony there wns an ex citing interruption, which caused no eud of comment. - The bridegroom, who Is major ot tlie Third battalion of the Buffs, was married in 1883. Last year his wife secured a divorce from him. When the clergyman yesterday came to that part of the service reading: "If any man can show just cause," etc., the Rev. Father Black, who was in the gallery, arose, aud amid great excitement began reading an objection to the marriage-. The clergyman proceeded with the service and Father Black continued in ajcud voice to read his protest, which was based on the fact that Mr. Bnuckmau was a divorced man. The reading of the protest was greeted with hisses and caused general disorder in the church. Father Black, supported by the Duke of New Castle and others, left the church when it was found that the protest was un heeded and the marriage ceremony w:is then concluded. For some timo past the members of the English Church Union have been protesting against tlie marriage of divorced persons in churches. Yesterday's scene was as-" sociated with this protest. PROBABLY NOT VINDISH. John Cronkhite, Arretted on Suspicion of Murder, May llo lteleaced Tn-dity. Johu W. Cronkhite, the man arrested by Sergfc. Kenny and Policeman Yetton, of the Eighth precinct, and held on sus picion ot being George Windish, who is waniod fo.- the murder, on April 3, of Ins wife, in Pottsville, Pa., is still In custody, but the probabilities. are that unless he is charged in tlie police court to-day wltb .some minor local offense he will be re leased. Windish is described as being six feet, two inches tall, weighing alwiut one hundred aud eigh'y pounds, with very large and clumsy feet and hands. Cronk hite is not more than six feet tall, and while he is a heavy man. his hands and reet are comparatively small and well formed. He served in Company B, of the Eleventh Infantry with Policemen Archambold and Gee, ot the Sixth precinct, and is well known to both of them, having stopped several days at Gee's house since he has been here. He wasarrestedafowdaysago by Police men Williams and Boyce, ot tlie Firat pre cinct, on suspicion of insanity, but was released. rtovcrnnient Victory in Greece. Athens, April 28. The efectlons to-day for members ot the boule , lie Greek parlia ment, resulted in a decisive victory for the government party. It is reported that ex-Prime Minister Tricoupis failed of rc-erection. Prime Minister Nicholas Delay nnis is the head of the government party. Death of a Veteran Journalist. Dr. W. Whiting, a veteran newspaper man of Alexandria, died there late last night, aged sixty-two years. At one time he owned and edited the Alexandria Dai'y Item. He had been a member ortlie city council. A widow and five children survive him. Full orchestra at Family Shoe Store, 310312 Seventh street, to-morrow night frtfiil 7-nntil 10 o'clock. Flowers for the ladles. No goods sold. Drink Washington Brewery Company's pure Champagne JLagor. :U: Peculiar Sudden Death of Purs. Hammond In Georgetown. A SUSPICIOUS BOTTLE NEAR It Contained an Opaque r lnid, Sorao of Whicfc Was Also Found in Her Stomach 3ha Had Loft Her Husband Down Stairs Oaly a little While Before Eo Found Her Dying lecident or Suicide. The sudden death or Mra. Laura lClHam mond, at No. 1209 Potomac street, Georgetown, at 11:30 a. m. yesterdSy aroused the apparently plausible suspicion that she bad committed Suicide. Her hushand, David E. Hammond, for merly an engineer at Edward Dent's Iron works, now keeps a little store at tho numbernamed. Hebearaagood reputation In his neighborhood, where he has lived for three yeara, is not a drinking man, and no one could be found who ever knaw Of Ins having trouble with his wife. Upon the report ot the death. Deputy Coroner Glazebrook went to the house, where he found the body In an upper room. He discovered on the table in the rwom a bottle half filled with some opaque fluid and upon performing an autopsy found some of the contents of the bottle in her stomach. SENT TO THE CHEMIST. r He thereupon sent the bottle and a por tion ot the contents of the stomach to District Chemist Hird to make an analysis. The chemist will report to-day and tho inquest will be held. Deputy Coroner Glazebrook was called upon last evening by a Times reporter and gave it as his professional opinion that the sudden takiugoff of Mrs. Hammond was the result of poison taken accldently or other wise. The woman, he said, was In a normal state of health just prior to her death, and there were no indications of her having been af flit ted wath any malady or disease. To give strength to this belter several empty bottles were thrown carelessly about the room iu which she died, which, accord ing to Dr. Glazebrook, had contained poison, of some kind. He made no thorough analysis of the substance found in the bottles yes terday, but will do so to-day, when Mrs. 'Hammond's stomach will be removed and the contents subjected to an analytical examination. DOOR SECURELY BOLTED. The door of the room in which Mrs. Ham mond died was found securely bolted, she having employed unusual menus for this purpose. She was the ouly person In the room, and all this lends color to the. sus picion that she may have made the doorse cure against opening in order to effect the work of her own destruction undisturbed. Dr. Glazebrook had heard that Mrs. "Hammond was annoyed by domestic troubles of a minor character, but did not kuow their nature. She had told the neighbors that her relations -with her hus band were happy and pleasant. Mr. Hammond was seen last nJght at his home, where a number or Ineuds had gathered to help mm take care or his two little boys, two and four years old, and to sit up during the night. He said; "She was well and happy all the morn ing. We had been reading the papers, when she went out of the room for soniethlng. Presently I heard my oldest bey calling 'Mamma, mamma up stairs. "I thought she had goue down stairs and went down to fnd her foriho baby. While I was there I put some paper in the &tove. "Then I went np stairs, and she was lying; on the bed groaning and turning her head from one s-de to the other. I asked her what was the matter, but she could not answer. She seemed unconscious. HER FACE TURNED BLACK. "I took her head on my aim and in a moment her face turned black. I hurried over to Mrs. Schofield's and asked her to come, and he did. She asked me to get some mustard to make a plaster, and I did so. "Then I hurried to Dr. Ritchie (Louis W., No. 3339 N street northwest) , three blocks from here. When he came he said he could do nothing for her and in a little while she wasdead. Dr Ritchiesaidhecouldnottell what was the matter." Dr. Ritchie could-not be found last night, but had r-airt notmng ot suicide eitherathli home or at Croplcy's drug store on M street jiiBt around the corner from Hammond's place. Mrs. Hammond was twenty-five years old. her husband is a year or two older. They were brought up together on neigh boring farms near Sharpsburs. Md, where her father. Silas Drenner, still lives on the farm where she was born. He came to Washington in 1SS4, but went back forbis sweetheart four years later. They were married at the home of hi3 brother, Joseph Hammond, on Chnstma3 eve, 1SS8, by Elder Daniel Wolf of the Dunkards, ot which sect she had been a member 6ince she was twelve years old. FROft VHAT MOTIYET TIiIh Unknown Assailant Shockingly Mutlluted, Jlut Does Xot ltolj. Lancaster, Pa., April 2S. While walk ing on the" Pennsylvania railroad tracks west of the city last night William Haiue3 was murderously assaulted. He became uncouscious, and when found by a track-walker, blood was (lowing from a great wound in his abdomen and his per son was otherwise shockiugly mutilated. He ean give no description of his assail ants, aud the object of the attack is a mystery, as no attempt was made to rob him. He was brought to a hospital here ind his condition is critical. Echo of tho Bntto Disaster. Butte, Mont., April 28. The grand jury called three weeks ago by Judge Speer of the district court to investigate the disastrous- dynamite explosion or January 15, by whiui niiy-eight men were kitted, re fused to indict any one on tlie ground that they were unable to locate the rcsponsibillty upon any individual. Civil slts for dam ages aggregating $250,000 have been brought against the two hardware com panies. "Wanted to Burn the Reform Solicml. Alice Price and Mary Jackson, aged seventeen and nineteen respectively, the two colored girls who made the attempt to burn the Reform School several days ago, were arrested Saturday by Policemen Hartman and Fisher, and lcked up at No. 7 station house. Monej ltcportetl Stolen. Mr. A. Landerkln, or No. -128 II street northwest, reported at police headquarters yesterday that some time within the past ihrcc days $25 was stolen from his house. Don't fail to attend the opening of tho Family Shoo Store, ,310312 Seventh street "northwest, to-morrow night. Mu sic aud flowers rrom 7 till 10 p. m. No goods sold. TIIE WEATHKU TO-IJA.X. Showers in the early morning, unsettled weather during Monday; slowly tisukt 1 temperature; easterly winds.