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IMPROVING THE RIVERS
Necessity of Deepening
the Waterways of
A SENATE RESOLUTION.
The Government Is to Be Asked
to Expend the Appro
BENEFITS TO BE DERIVED.
A Matter of Great Interest to the
Producer and the Mer
Sackamento, March 6.— The Senate to
day recommended that action be taken by
the Governor with a view to securing the
expenditure of Government appropriations
for the improvement of California's rivers.
The resolution In full is as follows:
Whesbas, The river systems of California
have been examined by the engineers of the
War Department and recommendations have
In-en made from time to time for their im
provement, particularly so by executive docu
ment -Hi. Fifty-first Congress, second session,
wherein ;i recommendation is i:iade for a
specific appropriation of $275,000 for removal
jtractiona In the lower >«iTHniento, and
for a spciilic appropriation 01 $300,000 for the
treatment of the Yiiha lifar and above Marys
ville. And an appropriation of $345,000 for
the Improvement of the Sat-ramento and
Feather river- v.a> also recommended by Major
Heuer of the Corps of Engineers in his annual
report of i-nw.
Recommendations have also been made by
sundry executive documents of the War De
partment tor the improvement, of the San
Joaqniib an<l Mokelumr.e rivers, Petaluma
Creek an<l "ther navigable streams of the State.
Based on these recommendations Congress has
made ttradry appropriations for the improve
ment of the river systems of California. The
appropriations have been only a fraction of the
amounts recommended by till' War Depart
ment, but it expended promptly the relief
afforded would be incalculable.
As said by the report dated February 3, 1891,
of the board of engineers, consisting- of G. 11.
Mendell, colonel, A. Mackenzie, major, and
Daniel C. Kingraan, captain of engineers:
The movement of the wheat harvest takes place
during the low stage of the water, so that the
greatest demand for the transportation comes when
the natural conditions are least favorable. Relief,
to be adequate, needs to ho prompt. Prices are
affected by existing conditions. A good river
makes freighting cheap, whether it be done on the
river or on competing railroads. The cost of
transportation on the water determines the price
The report from which the above quotation
is taken is that of a hoard of civil engineers ap
pointed to examine into the necessity for im
provement of the river systems of California.
It appears by appendix T. T. of the annual
report of the Chief of Engineer^ that the total
amount of freight transported during the year
by the river systems of California was B.j6.<ir»:s
tons. This amount of freight is carried at re
duced rates, and river transportation also re
uin es tli^ rates charged by railways, as said on
page 2553 of that report, at least to the extent
of --1 per ton and the amount of freight trans
ported by rail a;id affected by water eompetiti
tion is three times as great as that carried by
The river systems of California have been
partially Improved by the expenditures al
ready made, but large sums are in the hands of
Government engineers unexpended. It Cali
fornia is to have the benefit of the appro
priation? made by Congress, it is absolutely es
sential ilia! these sums should be expended
immediately. The price of all products is now
co low that the improvement of rivers in Cali
fornia and the cheapened cost of transporta
tion that will result thereby is an imperative
necessity. Whether the refusal to do the work
for which these appropriations have been made
is the result of indifference, negligence or a
determination to deprive the people of cheap
water transportation, is difficult to determine.
However that may be, the result is disastrous
to the welfare of California; therefore, be it
Jewtoat, By the State of California, the As
sembly concurring, that the Secretary of War
of the United States in behalf of and in the
name of the State of California, be, and he is
hereby requested to direct the expenditure, in
accordance with the recommendations of the
Government engineers, of the sums of money
appropriated for river improvement and still
Wntlved, That the Governor be and is hereby
requested to transmit a copy of this resolution
to the Secretary of War of the United States
and that our Senators be directed and our Rep
resentatives be requested to use all honorable
means to secure the improvement of the river
system of California by the expenditure of the
money appropriated for that purpose, as
specified in this resolution.
Twelve Bills of the Special
Sacramento, March 6.— For the first time
in nearly a week the special file was reached
to-day. As a result twelve bills went to
their last reading and were passed before
noon. A number of others were passed be
fore 2 o'clock. The vote killing the claim
of John J. Conlin against the city of San
Francisco was reconsidered by a vote of 43
to 25. N
Speaker Lynch surrendered the chair to
spe;ik in favor of the measure.
Dinkelspiel of San Francisco asserted
that the claim was just and should be
paid, while Reid of Trinity objected.
The previous question was called and
the bill passed by a vote of 53 to 18.
A resolution by by McKelvey of Orange,
that the United States Supreme Court be
requested to act as soon as possible upon
the legality of the Wright law, which has
been pending for three years, was lost.
Guy of San Diego presented a petition
from the citizens of that town, asking that
they be Lexowed. Several Sunday-law peti
tions were also presented.
Brusie of the Ways and Means Commit
tee presented a resolution that the new
member, EL M. Collins, be allowed his pay
from January 7 to February 27, $25 for ex
pense.-!, and $18 20 as mileage.
The Committee on Asylums was allowed
|317 to pay the expenses of its junketing
trip to the various insane asylums of the
State. This committee consisted of Messrs.
Cargill, Glass, Huber, Gray and Zocchi.
The petitions that have been presented
on the matter of the boiler Inspector, pro
ppaed by Twigg of San Fracisco, have come
in pairs so far. To-day Bettman presented
one signed by steam-users and engineers.
Another by Twigg was signed by iron
manufacturers, iron-workers and working
At the afternoon session the appropria
tions bill was taken up. In consequence
the recommendations of the committees,
which reduced the numerous increases
made by the .Senate in only live instances,
were generally allowed. In four instances
they were not concurred in.
Too much interest had been excited in
the matter of the appropriation for the
Yosemite Valley for the members to sub-
Mit to the raise of $10,000 by the Senate
without objecting. North of Alameda,
Bledsoe of Humboldt and Bulla and Bach
man all favored a reduction, and as a re
sult, the recommendation of the commit
tee was not adopted.
The Senate recommendation, that the
rent allowance of the Railroad Commis
sioner be raised from $1000 to $2040, was
concurred in by the conference committee,
but the members of the Assembly did not
relish the raise. Members of the confer
ence committee protested against it and it
was voted down.
The Senate's appropriations amounting
to $20,000 for the State Horticultural Soci
ety and another of $2500 for the State
Viticultural Society were stricken out by a
An attempt was made to have the House
refuse to concur in the reduction made by
the conference committee in the Senate's
allowance for the militia. The Assembly
fixed the figure at $185,000. The Senate
raised it to $225,000. The conference com
mittee took off the $40,000 and the House
concurred in this action.
Most of the other raises of the Senate
were calmly accepted.
Again the House lost its temper at the
evening session. This time it was over the
lish and game law. Dixon of San Fran
cisco was in the chair. He had overlooked
Reid of Trinity, who wanted to introduce
an amendment, and finally ruled him out
of order, when the latter wished to give
notice of an intention to reconsider.
Reid worked himself into a passion and
yelled : "I desire to say ttris much; if the
Speaker of this House don't know the
rules of this House or any other house I — "
But what he would do or say was lost in
the clanger of the Speaker's gavel and the
shouts of the members of "Point of order."
Then Bulla of Los Angeles arose and told
the chair that he believed the gentleman
from Trinity had a right to give intention
to reconsider a bill even if it had been or
dered to the Senate. Mr. Reid's notice
was then entered on the journal.
When the bill was read Powers moved
the appointment of a committee of one to
amend the bill by striking out the clause
"except salt marsh lands" from the clause
which protects from trespassers all private
property except when that property is salt
Belshaw of Contra Costa, while he was
sorry for the poor hunter, who was barred
from the wealthy man's property, thought
the latter should be protected in his rights.
McKelvey argued that the titles of the
gun clubs were illegal. Bachman also pro
tested against protecting the preserves of
the wealthy clubs, asserting that it was not
fair to "make the farmers of Solano County
feed the geese for these city dudes to
Bassford of Solano County made a strong
appeal for the provision in question. He
said the laws as they stood at present had
never been enforced. The ducks fed on
the grain of the farmers at night and go
back to the marshes in the day time, and
yet in spite of this if they went on the
thousands of acres of marsh lands to shoot
any of these ducks they were arrested.
But the amendment\i~as lost.
Reid of Trinity then tried to get in an
amendment making it a misdemeanor to
hunt deer with dogs.
The chair ruled him out of order though,
and the bill was passed by a vote of 57 to 3.
Then his attempt at reconsideration was
ruled out of order in spite of his efforts at
When the session opened the speaker
reminded the members of the House that
there was but one more day for work. The
Assembly buckled down to their labors
and not only cleared up the emergency file
but attended to a number of other bills.
When the matter of the appointment o
the San Francisco Board of Health came
up Bacbman of Fresno presented an
amendment to have the Governor do the
appointing. This was such an evident at
tempt to give more patronage to the Gov
ernor that it was voted down by a vote of
43 to 10.
When the county division bill of Judge
Davis of Tulare was reached, Reid of
Trinity reminded the House that the -bill
had been defeated to-day in the Senate, and
the author withdrew it.
Powers' bill to enlarge the powers of
Grand Juries was dug up out of the gen
eral file. A number of minor amendments
were ■ added and it was placed on the
second reading file.
I>r. Dille on Legislators ,
The following letter from the Rev. Dr.
E. R. Dille is self-explanatory:
San Francisco, March 6.
To the Editor of the Call— Sir: In an address at
Odd Fellows' II all last Sunday afternoon I ven
tured to exercise the right of an American citi
zen and to characterize the acts of some of our
public servants at Sacramento. In the course
of my remarks I said: "The Assembly Commit
tee on Public Morals (! ) amended the bill so as
to change the ape of consent from 18, as em
bodied in the bill, to I<> years. The amendment
was voted down, but Mr. Bettman, the chair
man of the committee (who, I am told, keeps a
corner-grocery saloon), voted for the amend
Mr. Bettman, rising to a question of privilege
in the Assembly yesterday, seems to have de
nied having so voted, and I therefore append
an extract from a newspaper report of the pro
ceedings in question:
"Sacramento, Feb. 28.— The Assembly this
morning considered the amendment recom
mended by the Committee on Public Morals,
making the age of consent 16. The House
voted down the amendment, leaving the age
under the bill 18. The amendment was lost by
the following vote: Ayes—* * * Bett
man • • ♦"
I was misinformed as to the business in which
Mr. Bettmau is engaged, and so far stand cor
rected. With regard to the other quotations
irom my address to which Mr. Bettman took
exception under his question of privilege, I
made no sweeping charges against either the
San Francisco delegation or the Legislature. I
expressly said of the former that, "with a few
honorable exceptions, the delegation is one of
which Pan Francisco may well be heartily
ashamed," and that statement I reiterate with
all the emphasis I can give. If Mr. Devine,
whom I did not mention, but who also rose to
a question of privilege, chooses to assume that
he is not one of the honorable exceptions, he
has my permission. He ought to know.
With" renrard to him and some other of our
legislators, I refer to their legislative record, as
exploited in the public press, as evidence that
my pleasantry (about guards being needed to
hold down the Capitol steps) is scarcely an ex
But I have uttered no reflection, expressed or
implied, ujxm the many good and true men
who worthily represent the State at Sacra
mento. E. R. Dili.f..
THE HAWAIIAN REVOLUTION.
Judge Frear of Honolulu Thinks the Re-
suit Will lie Beneficial.
Sakta Rosa, March 6.— Judge Walter
Frear, one of the three Supreme Judges of
Hawaii, is visiting at the residence of his
brother-in-law, County Treasurer "Wood
ward, here. He was appointed Circuit
Judge by Queen, Liliuokalani before she
was deposed. When Dole left the Supreme
bench to accept the presidency, Frear was
appointed to succeed him.
Judge Frear was at Honolulu during the
recent revolutionary troubles and pro
nounces a* false and absurd all the stories
about cruelty inflicted on Royalist prison
ers by the Government authorities. He
said the effect of the revolution had been
to strengthen the government of the re
public greatly, as it drew to its support
many who refused to take sides before.
A neither effect of the revolutionary at
tempt would be to strengthen the desire
for annexation to the United States. Now
that the Royalists see that all their hope
of being restored to power is gone, they
will prefer annexation to seeing the coun
try remain under the present Government.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1895.
DEMAND HIS RECALL
Cuba Wants to Get Rid
of the Consul-Gen
eral at Havana.
DETAILS ARE NOT GIVEN.
Spain to Rush Over Troops to
Suppress the Re
SOLDIERS SOON TO DISEMBAEK.
Provinces in a State of Siege and
the Pursuit of Insurgents
Madrid, March 6. — Captain-General Cal
leja has demanded the recall o.f the Ameri
can Consul-General at Havana. At a Cabi-
net council it was agreed to support the
The report that the Cuban Province of
San Kriel had been declared in a state of
siege is confirmed by official dispatches re
ceived here to-day. The Government troops
in Santa Clara who ara pursuing a band of
insurgents under the leadership of Matagas
have not yet caught up with them.
General Luigi, according to the dis
patches from Havana, has defeated a band
of Cuban rebels near Cienfugos. Four
Spanish soldiers were wounded. The
other rebel bands have dispersed at Cabre
Special dispatches from Havana report
that Cuban filibustering expeditions are
being organized at Tampa, Fla., and Cayo
Further particulars regarding the visit
which United States Minister Taylor paid
Premier Sagasta yesterday confirms the re
port that the Spanish Government was as
sured by the United States that it would
do its utmost to prevent the fitting out of
filibustering expeditions to Cuba.
London, March 6. — A special to the
Standard says: General Calleja, Captain-
General of Cuba, has sent a dispatch to the
Spanish Government asking that the re
enforcements for the troops on the island
be sent direct to Santiago .de Cuba,
equipped to take the field. The War Office
is hurrying the preparations, and there is
great enthusiasm in military circles at the
prospect of a campaign.
Detachments from various garrisons to
form the first seven battalions are muster
ing fast at Santander, Cadiz, Corunna and
Barcelona, from which ports they will
embark at the end of the week. The
cruiser Mercedes will carry to Cuba 2,000,000
Key West, Fla., March 6. — An immense
mass-meeting of Cuban patriots is being
held to-night. The war situation is being
discussed and latest reports from Cuba
read. An accounting of the' money col
lected for war purposes is being made.
Committees have been appointed to look
out for the wants of families whose fathers
and protectors have gone to the seat of
XOTHIXG KJfOWV AT WA.SHIXGTOX.
The Information as to the Request for
the Consul's Jtecall.
"Washington, March 6. — Owing to the
lateness of the hour when the news of the
demand for the recall of the American
Consul-General at Havana was received, it
was impossible to secure any information
in regard to it here.
The last Government blue book, dated
July 1, 1893, gives the name of the Consul-
General at Havana as Ramon 0. Williams
of New York. No information on the sub
ject has reached the Spanish legation here
up to 9 o'clock this evening.
GROUND AT PORT SAID
Tin- Red Star Steamship friestband in a
Port Said, Egypt, March 6.— The Red
Star Line steamship Friestband, Captain
Nickells, chartered to take a large party
of American excursionists to the Mediter
ranean, which left New York February
6th, grounded while leaving Port Said and
is hard and fast at a spot inside the
breakwater. The cause of the accident
was that the steering gear became dis-
abled. The steamer's cargo is being un
loaded as rapidly as possible in order to
lighten her. She is being assisted by tugs
and the passengers are in no danger.
New York, March 6. — The owners of the
Friestband have received a dispatch from
Port Said saying the passengers from that
vessel were landed at Jaffa to go to Jerusa
lem, and the harbor at Jaffa being an open
one and there not being any suitable an
chorage for the steamer the Friestband
steamed to Port Said to await there until
the excursion is ready to proceed, when
the Friestband was to return to Jaffa and
take them on board to continue the voyage.
DAYS OF WITHCRAFT REVIVED
Plaint of a Young Wife as to the Ulack
Arts of Her Husband.
Brazil, Ind., March 6. — The clays of
witchcraft are revived at Brazil. Two
months ago a man named Stapleton, aged
60, married a Miss Johnson, aged 16 years.
Two weeks ago the wife left her hus
band, returning to her parents, since
which she is controlled by a mysterious
influence under which she has spasmodic
spells. They prey heavily upon her both
physically and mentally. She alleges that
her husband has bewitched her, and seeks
redress in the courts. The most peculiar
phase of the phenomenal case is that by
his black arts, as the wife alleges, the hus
band has transformed her into a horse and
repeatedly ridden her under the cover of
darkness to the point of exhaustion.
The young wife's brother threatened the
life of her husband, whose son has filed a
complaint praying that he be compelled to
execute a bond for surety of the peace.
The situation is becoming complicated and
.1 n Arkansas Ha nk Closes.
Littlk Rock, Ark., March 6.— The First
National Bank of Texarkana closed its
doors to-day through inability to meet its
obligations. Its depositors will not suffer.
S. B. Andrews, cashier, holds a certificate
from the bo«t.rd of managers exempting
him from all blame.
Lost Mis JAfe in the JiUzzard.
Guthrie, 0. T., March 6.— J. Howard
Payne, County Attorney, was found dead
two miles from Arapahoe to-day. It is
supposed that during a blizzard he wan
dered out of town, lost his way and was
frozen to death. Ho was a relative of and
named after the famous author of "Home,
Steinitz' Chess Challenge.
New York, March 6.— A private dispatch
arrived in this city from London to-day, ac
cording to which the London press is fav
orably commenting upon Steinlitz' chal
lenge to play two games by cable with
each of the London experts, Gnnsburg,
Lasker, Blackburn, Mason and Teichmann.
PLANNED BY AN INCENDIARY
Wreck of a Building and the Injury of
Kansas City, March 6.— An explosion of
gas, said to be deliberately planned by an
incendiary, this afternoon wrecked the
two-story brick dwelling of Lewis H. Day,
on Lydia avenue, and caused the injury of
three firemen. The explosion was caused
by a gas pipe leading from the basement
being cut and letting gas flow through the
house, which had apparently been set on
Soon after the firemen arrived the whole
side of the whose was blown out and the
remainder of the structure shattered. John
Lynch, Clarence McElroy and William
McCormick were caught in the debris and
all severely cut and bruised, but none will
die. The family was absent at the time.
An Attempt to Jlurn a Church.
Boston*, March 6. — An attempt to burn
St. Peters' Koman Catholic church, which
is situated in the Dorchester district of this
city, while 1200 people were attending
evening service, was made about 8 o'clock
to-night. The blaze was discovered in
time to prevent serious damage to the
building. Although a stampede of the
congregation occurred no one was seriously
UPROAR IN THE REICHSTAG.
Some German Statesmen Oppose
the Immigration of
But Common-Sense Prevails and
Proposed Restrictions Are
Berlin, March o.— During the debate in
the Reichstag to-day the question of re
stricting Jewish immigration was dis
cussed. Herr Haas suggested naturaliza
tion should be made conditional upon the
national sentiment of the individual ap
plying for it and upon his ability to earn
Herr Reickert declared that Herr Hass
wished to erect a Chinese wall against free
Dr. yon Boetticher said it was contrary to
the spirit of the commercial treaties to pre
vent a J*ew belonging to a contracting
State from engaging in trade in
Germany. On the other hand there was
nothing to prevent the Government from
expelling a foreigner who infringed the
Herr Hermes, amid loud and unceasing
interruptions, violently attacked the anti-
Semites, whom he declared to be a dis
grace to Germany and even worse than the
Rector Ahhvardt, the notorious Jew
hater, made a violent diatribe against the
Jews, who he repeatedly described as be
ing beasts of prey, swindlers and pirates.
Herr Richter protested against the Presi
dent of the Reichstag, Herr Re'vitzow, al
lowing such remarks to pass
without censure, but Richter was himself
rebuked by Herr Levitzow, who, amid loud
applause from the members of the Right,
said he could not permit his conduct in
the Chamber to be criticized.
To this Herr Richter retorted: "If I
have not, a technical right to do so, I have
at least the moral i^jghton my side." [Great
The discussion was then closed, and
after heated personal criticisms the pro
posal of Haas was rejected. Later the
resolution of Yon Hammerstein against
Jewish immigration was rejected by a vote
of 167 to 51.
FRANCE MAY RETALIATE.
What Will Happen if Germany Places
an Export Hounty on Sugar.
Paris, March B.— The Government has
decided in the event of the German
Reichstag voting an export bounty on
sugar to ask Parliament to vote an equiva
lent increase in the sugar tax on foreign
sugars imported into France and to pro
vide for the payment of an export bounty
on French sugars, so as to enable them to
compete with Herman sugars in foreign
markets. The Government also decided
in the individuality mentioned to ask Par
liament to limit the quantity of colonial
and foreign sugars admitted' into France
for refining purposes, and moreover, that
BUftaronly be allowed to be imported at
certain ports and from specified countries.
Boils and Eruptions Caused by
Hood's Sarsaparilla Made Her Well,
Strong and Healthy.
"When our little daughter was six
months old an eruption of the skin ap-
peared, and shortly large boils came,
which were filled with watery matter and
which caused the child much suffering.
She would scratch until the blood would
now, later crusting over. One physician
said the cause was teething, and another
thought it was scrofula. All treatments,
remedies, baths, salves and plasters were
of no avail. Anna grew pale And became
weaker, and from day to day
Lingered and Suffered
Until she was 4 years old. I was com-
pletely discouraged, when I happened to
notice a cure by Hood's Sarsaparilla of a
boy suffering from a complaint similar to
that of my child's. I bought one bottle,
and after giving it to Anna' a few days I
noticed satisfactory improvement';. Be-
fore the bottle was entirely used she had
Hood's s^ Cures
greatly changed, and after a few weeks the
disease had disappeared. The child had a
good appetite and became well, and
Is Strong and Healthy,
Without any ailment. lam very thankful
for the benefit Hood's Sari-uparill'a has been
to our child, and we heartily recommend
it." Charles Sihler, 156 Antietani street,
UnnH'c Pillc Are tasteless, mild, effec-
nUUU d nild tive. All druggists. 25c.
ADRY THE MURDERER.
Harry Hayward Places
the Blame on His
FIGHT TO SAVE A NECK.
Ingenious Argument for the
Defense of Miss Ging's
BLIXT ONE OF THE BUTCHERS.
Jurors Asked to Believe That the
Smiling Fiend Is Inno
Minneapolis, March 6. — This was the
defense's day in the Hayward trial. The
courtroom was packed. Just before the
proceedings began the palsied father of the
defendant came in with his wife. Harry
Hayward entered manacled, but debon
nair, fresh and seemingly confident of ac
quittal. He stopped a moment to receive
his father's blessing, and replied, with real
or simulated gayety, "Oh, I am all right."
W. W. Erwin began his address in a sub
dued and impressive manner. The case
had been tried, he declared, before two
juries; the other one (pointing to the press'
table) was the jury of sensationalism — the
jury of destruction. The speaker then
went into a long and careful explanation
of the origin of trial by jury, the law gov
erning it and the theory of reasonable
"Adry and I pufupthe job to kill Miss
Ging, and agreed, if we got caught, to lay
it on Harry."
Upon the foregoing words, the testi
mony of Maggie Wuchtler, with which
Erwin reared his defense as presented to
the jury in his closing appeal for the life
of his client — a family torn assunder;"
brother against brother. All through the
day Erwin labored with the jury.
He dwelt upon the testimony of Maggie
Wachtler; used the words of Blixt him
self, and laid before the jury the theor}' of
the defense that it was Adry Howard who
was the criminal, the human tiger, and
Blixt who was the cunning rogue, the in
telligent villain, who hfri managed to suit
his evidence to the needs of the State.
A half-day was spent in the exordium,
and three full hours in explaining the evi
dence of Claus A. Blixt, to show that it
was Andry who had planned the murder
with Blixt, and Blixt who was secreting
himself and using every endeavor to save
his neck and place the noose about that of
Harry Hay wanj. v
He referred to the hypnotist theory, and
insisted that many of the statements of
Blixt had been given to tit such a theory
erected by "Friar O'Dell." Hypnotism
was a new idea in law. A Kansas court
had listened to it, but the Appellate Court
had kicked it out of the window.
Erwin will resume his argument in the
RATHER DULL BUT LUCKY.
Miss Blanche Chapman Inherits a For-
time From an Uncle.
Jacksonville, Fla., March 6. — A special
to the Citizen from St. Augustine says:
Miss Blanche Chapman has fallen heir to
$1,000,000 through the death of Rev. Boyn
ton Crystal, in New York last Sunday.
The Chapmans came to this city from
Gainesville, Ga., about ten years ago. Mr.
Chapman was a brickmason by trade, but
obtained a position in the grocery store of
S. F. Bennett, where he remained five
years. To a few intimate friends Mr.
Chapman confessed the secret that Miss
Blanche was not the daughter of himself
and wife, stating further that they never
had had a child. He silenced curiosity by
saying he adopted a daughter. Blanche
went to the public schools, but was always
considered a dull scholar. She is now 20
years of ace. She always dressed fashion
ably, and, being a pretty girl, attracted
much attention in her stylish gowns. Not
long ago Mrs. Chapman and Miss Blanche
left here to join Mr. Chapman in Jackson
ville, where he had removed. While the
family lived here they made few acquaint
ances, and no one has known anything of
the mystery or romance surrounding the
life of the supposed daughter.
RECOGNIZE FOUR WARS.
Organisation of Descendants of Defend
ers of the Nation.
New Yokk, March 6.— The Military and
Naval Order of the United States, a social
organization, whose members are lineal
descendants in the male line of officers of
one of the four wars of the republic— the
war of the revolution, the war of 1812, the
war with Tripoli and the Mexican war —
held an initiatory meeting in the Century
Restaurant, formerly known as the Century
Tavern, 122 Williams street, this afternoon.
The "Tavern" is the oldest house in New
York, dating back to 1692. It was formerly
patronized by Washington, Lafayette and
other distinguished men of the revolution
in the absence of Commander Banks,
Vice-Commander James H.f Morgan pre
sided. General Fitz John Porter, a yeteran
of the Mexican war, reviewed in a short
address the causes leading up to and the
results effected by that war.
General Egbert L. Viele spoke of the
organization and its purpose, and said this
order encroached in no way upon the other
military societies in the United States. It
included four wars, whereas most of the
societies recognized only one war.
Frank Mavery spoke of the motives
which prompted the organization of the
order and objects for which it was created.
A luncheon tendered the 200 visitors
NO MOTIVE FOR THE MURDER.
Peter I'eaney Kills His Wife nnd Tries
to Conceal the liody.
Toledo, 0., March 6.— The Sheriff of
Wood County arrested Peter Peany at
Tontogany, 0.. charging him with the mur
der of his wife. Late Saturda} T the woman
was found dead with a bullet in her head.
Rubbish had been piled around the body
in an attempt to burn the remains. Peaney
denied that he ever had a revolver, but the
Sheriff found a gun at a neighbor's resi
dence which he claims was left there by a
Mrs. Garrett of Toledo, who says Peaney
gave it to her to hide. Mrs. Garrett's ar
rest is considered probable. The motive
for the murder is not apparent.
TORTURED BY MASKED ROBBERS.
After Her Feet Werr Blistered a Woman.
Gave Up Her Money.
Greenville, Pa., March 6.— Reports of a
daring robbery which occurred near Shak
leyville have just been received. Three
masked men entered the residence of Mrs.
Ross, mother of Stephen Ross, a well
known horse-dealer of this city, and after
beating two male occupants of the house
into insensioility they attempted by severe
torture to force Mrs. Ross to disclose the
hiding-place of her gold. They blistered
her feet and forced her to disclose the
hiding-place of some $50, and leaving their
victims bound and gagged, they drove
away in a buggy, heading toward Green
ville. The rig was traced to a point just
at the city limits, where the broken car
riage was left. Here all trace is loat.
The President and Party Steaming to
North Carolina Waters.
Norfolk, Va., March 6. — The United
States lighthouse tender Violet, with the
Presidential party aboard, which left
Washington on Tuesday morning, arrived
at Norfolk this morning at 6:30 o'clock,
and proceeded directly to Portsmouth,
where a stop was made at the United States
buoy-yard opposite the navy-yard. Very
little interest was manifested in the arrival
of the party, and when they reached the
yard but two persons were at the dock.
The President rose soon after leaving
Portsmouth, and was on deck at 8 o'clock,
when the vessel reached the Gilmarton
dock, through which she had to pass on
her way to the North Carolina waters.
After inquiries Commander Lamberson
said the President was feeling very well,
and had enjoyed the pleasant trip down
the bay and through Hampton roads. The
President, he added, would return in eight
or ten days.
MONEY CUT NO FIGURE IN IT.
George Gould Denies That
Count de Casteliane Is to
There Was Not a Settlement
of Two Millions Before
New York, March 6.— About fifty peo
ple were gathered about the saloon pas
senger gangway of the American Line
pier to-day when the Gould carriage came
rapidly down the dock.
Count de Casteliane stepped out of the
carriage and assisted his bride to alight.
The Countess wore a tan skirt and as
trachan jacket, with a yellow rose in the
waist, a small black hat and a black
veil. The New York was overrun with a
mob of the curious, who had a good view
of the Countess as she stood at the head
of the companion stairway, waiting for
the Count, who stopped below for a mo
ment's talk with one of the ship's people.
The Count, speaking of their plans, said :
"From Southampton we shall go direct to
London, where we stay four days. Then
we intend to cross the channel and spend a
week in Paris. That will be the beginning
of an extended tour through Europe."
George Gould spoke warmly to-day re
garding some of the statements made in
the newspapers regarding the marriage of
his sister to Count de Casteliane. He said :
"The various stories of marriage settle
ments and others of payments of debts and
all that are untrue."
"Is there any truth in the $2,000,000 set
tlement on Count de Casteliane?"
"There was no such settlement," said he,
promptly, "in any shape or form. The
question of money did not enter into the
matter at all and it never entered into it,
reports to the contrary notwithstanding. I
did not see the necessity for speaking of
this before, but it is as well to settle the
matter for once and all and put an end to
the ridiculous stories that have been told
Denounced by Evangelists for Holding
the Sunday Session.
Schutlkill Haven, Pa., March 6.— The
East Pennsylvania conference of the United
Evangelical Church adopted the following
preamble and resolutions, scoring Congress
for continuing in session on Sunday :
Whereas, According to the press reports of
Monday, March 3, the Congress of the t'nited
States, both the Senate and the House of Rep
resentatives, were engaged in the entire Sal>
bath in the transaction of business; therefore,
Resolved, That we are deeply grieved at the
godless action of our National Congress in hav
ing Sunday sessions, and consider it an insult
to this Christian nation, whose representatives
they are, and hold that if any of the men who
are guilty of the offense should at any time seek
the suffrage of their fellow citizens for office of
public trust, every citizen should deem it his
duty to overpower them by voice and ballot.
The conference adjourned this afternoon
after the announcement of the appoint
SMALLPOX RAGES IN OHIO.
Many Railroad- Men Afflicted. With the
Lima, Ohio, March 6. — The smallpox
scare is growing, and matters are assuming
an alarming aspect. Several new cases
have been reported, one, a railroad man,
located in a boarding-house near the
business section of the city. Twenty two
boarders, mostly railroad men, are locked
in, while several occupants of the house
discovering there was a case of smallpox
left before the health authorities took
charge and are now scattered in various
parts of the city. An epidemic is threatened
as the case is of the most virulent form.
A braKeman nursing the case went out on
his run to-day and the dread disease is
likely to be scattered all along the railroad.
RECOGNIZES THE SALVATIONISTS.
Judge Ferris Grants a Minister's License
to Mrs. Jiallington Booth.
Cincinnati, March 6. — To-day two offi
cers of the Salvation Army appeared be
fore Judge Ferris of the Probate Court and
made application for a minister's license
for Mrs. Bailington Booth to enable her to
officiate at a wedding to be celebrated soon
at their temple in this city. It was a new
question. The court could rind no strict
statutory authority on the subject, but
under the policy of the law which encour
ages wedlock the Judge said he would
grant the license. By so doing the Salva
tion Army is recognized as a religious con
gregation and Mrs. Bailington Booth as a
minister of that order.
Receiver fo-r a Manager.
New York, March 6.— George H. Taylor
was appointed receiver for Adolph Moone
lis, manager of the American Tobacco
Company, to-day. Moonelis was examined
a short time ago in supplementary pro
ceedings on application of Henry Peelsch |
who holds alleged judgments against him
for $8738. Moonelis said he had no prop
erty and was dependent on his salary of
$5000 a year.
To Be Wound. T7n 4.. /•..„,.»
Pittsburg, March 6.— A1l the criminal
suits against the actions of the Order of
Solon have been withdrawn and the affairs
of the order will be wound up in peace.
There were charges and counter charges of
embezzlement and forging the corporate
seal of the order. With the consent of the
District Attorney, these have been all with
drawn and.thft receiver pays the costs.
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