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OPPOSED BY RUSSIA.
Objects to Japan Getting
Any of the Asiatic
MAY RESORT TO FORCE.
Her Army and Navy Being
Massed in the Far East
for the Purpose.
CLOUDS ON THE PEACE PLANS.
Unless Terms Are Speedily Con
cluded the Mikado's Men Will
March to Peking.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, April 2.— lt
is stated on excellent authority that Russia
has determined to make diplomatic oppo
sition to the annexation by Japan of any
portion of the Asiatic continent. The
Russian army and navy in the far East are
being re-enforced, with the view of sup
porting this decision.
The Russian Government has also re
solved not to interfere in Armenia, in order
to have a free hand in the far East.
China, considering it impossible for her
to accept the Japanese conditions of peace,
is sounding Russia and other powers as to
whether they will intervene.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, April 12.— 1t is
stated here on reliable authority that unless
peace is concluded within the period of the
armistice truce it will not be extended, and
the Japanese armies will in May advance
It is officially stated that the cholera in
the Pescador Islands, recently occupied by
the Japanese forces as the base of opera
tions against the island *of Formosa, is
LONDON, Eng., April 12.— dispatch to
the Times from Kobe says hopes are enter
tained of an early settlement of peace.
With regard to the prospective revision of
the Japanese-Chinese <*>mmercial treaty,
responsible Japanese statesmen claim that
Japan will be placed on an equal footing
with the western powers, possibly with
further trading facilities, but she will not
seek exclusive facilities.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 12.—Offi
cial advices received at the Japanese le
gation to-day from Japan indicate that an
understanding has been reached between
the Japanese and Chinese plenipoten
tiaries, and the news of the definite con
clusion of peace may be expected at any
time. The exact terms cannot be ascer
tained, but it is understood that, in re
sponse to repeated requests of the Chinese
plenipotentiaries for the abatement of the
demands originally made by them, the
Japanese plenipotentiaries have granted
some concessions. Brief as the foregoing
official message is, it marks the close of
the Japan-China war, barring the possi
bility, of course, of some unexpected hitch
at the last moment.
The announcement of the exact terms
of peace is yet to come; but from what is
known of the negotiations thus far every
thing points to a peaceful solution. It was
officially announced that the terms being
insisted on were as follows :
First— independence of Korea.
Second — permanent cession of the
island of Formosa to Japan.
Third— An indemnity of 300,000,000
taels, Chinese money.
Fourth— The permanent occupation of
Port Arthur and the immediate surround
ing territory. ■
Fifth— The new Japan-China treaty
opening China to commerce.
The two conditions which have caused
trouble are the permanent occupation of
Port Arthur and the payment of 300,000,000
Minister Kurino of Japan said, concern
ing the Japan-China peace understanding
announced to him by official cable from
"The cablegram is quite brief, and does
not recite the terms, nor does it say that
peace as yet has actually been agreed
upon, but an understanding has been
reached between the envoys by which
peace is assured. I have no doubt from
this that we will have a treaty of peace
within a few days. It undoubtedly will be
concluded within the next seven days, as
the armistice expires at the end of that
time. Should it not be arranged by that
time there would probably be no difficulty
n continuing a truce, now that a peace
understanding has been definitately
reached. There may be some delay in ar
ranging the details of the new Japan-
China treaty, as it will cover all of the
commercial interests of the two countries.
One of the most essential items will be
that of the tariff. Heretofore the Japanese
duty had 5 per cent on Chinese goods, and
under the favored nation clause all other
countries were entitled to the same rate.
"But with Japan's new treaties with the
United States, Great Britain and all other
countries which contain the favored-nation
clause, it will not longer be possible to give
China the 5 per cent rate."
Mr. Kurino said that in the absence of
definite word from his Government as to
the terms of the peace understanding he
did not wish to speculate on the terms.
He . regarded it as settled, however, that
the island of Formosa would b§ perma
nently ceded to Japan. That much had
already proceeded beyond the stage of con
tention. He also considered the inde
pendence of Korea as settled. This would
leave the question of indemnity, of Port
Arthur's occupation and of future treaty
arrangements as the subjects on which the
Japanese plenipotentiaries may have
granted some concessions. These conces
sions may apply to one or the other of the
terms or to all of them.
The Minister is hardly prepared to be
lieve there is no occupation of Port Arthur.
It is possible that a term of years may be
conceded instead of permanent occupa
tion, or else that the extent of surround
ing territory may be more restricted than
at first contemplate d, Mr. Kurino takes a
conservative view of the conclusion of
peace. He shares the feeling of his coun
trymen that Japan had won the right to
expect much as the price of peace. The
Minister communicated the information
from Japan to the State Department dur
ing the day. It was after the Cabinet
meeting, however, and Secretary Gresham
did not communicate the news to his Cabi
net colleagues. Later in the day President
Cleveland was informed.
PRINCE LI RECOVERING.
Negotiations Were Progressing Favorably
. H hen the Envoy Was Wounded.
- TOKIO, Japan, March, Until . the
peace conferences at Bakan were inter
rupted by the* attempt to assassinate the
Chinese Embassador the entire course, of
proceedings indicated a speedy and satis
factory issue. The credentials brought by
Li Hung Chang, concerning which no
little anxiety was felt, proved on examina
tion to be exactly in accordance with the
form guaranteed by the United States-
Minister in Peking. During their prepara
tion several efforts had been made to alter
the phraseology in such a way as to assert
the superiority of the sovereign of China
over his imperial brother of Japan.
The titles of tbe former were recited with
rigorous formality, while those of the latter
were omitted. By an ingenious manipula
tion of words the document was made to
declare that the envoy was dispatched in
consequence of Japan's desire to end the
These and other eccentricities of a like
nature were pointed out and amended be
fore the departure of Li from Peking, but
the uneasiness of the Japanese was not en
tirely removed until the papers delivered
by the Embassador on March 20 were duly
scrutinized. On the 21st the negotiations
began in earnest. . . !v
The demands of Japan were presented,
and it is understood that they met with
opposition upon one point only. Notwith
standing the apparent completeness of Li's
powers, he expressed a desire to com
municate with his Government, and was
granted three days for that purpose. On
the 24th, however, he declared himself
ready to proceed. In the interval, his in
tercourse with the Japanese officials was
extremely cordial. Visits were exchanged,
during which the general conversation was
in the lightest and gayest tones.
When the session of the 24th ended it
was believed that the meeting of the fol
lowing day would be the last. This im
pression was not, of course, based, upon
any authoritative announcement, but the
bearing of all concerned appeared to jus
tify it. The demeanor of the envoy, in
particular, as he left the conference hall
and entered his huge sedan chair, was
more cheerful and confident than on any
previous day. A few moments later the
town was in commotion and alarm, and
before evening came the whole country
learned, with dismay and indignation,
that a murderous attack had been made
upon the messenger whom the vanquished
nation had sent to sue for peace and mercy.
Since the 27th of March Prince Li has
felt scarcely any pain. He received vis
itors continually and seemed to be greatly
pleased with the friendly manifestations
which his misadventure has called forth.
If his recovery proceeds as rapidly as is
expected, the business upon which he
came will be resumed early in April.
Perhaps the danger he has so narrowly
escaped will reconcile the extremists of
the war faction to an earlier termination
of hostilities, which they once thought
impossible. The Japanese are a generous
people, and if the aged envoy can carry
through the negotiations with greater ad
vantage to his stricken country than is
commonly expected, they will not now
grudge him. Upon the motive of the das
tardly criminal no light has yet been
DEFEATED BY THE SPANISH.
Cuban Insurgent Leader Maceo Sur-
rounded by the Enemy.
MADRID, Spain, April 12.— An official
dispatch received here from Havana says
that the rebel leader, General Maceo, has
again been defeated by the Spanish troops,
and that he is now surrounded by the lat
ter. Marti is believed to have fled to the
United States. '
NEW YORK, N. V., April 13.— 1t was
announced, last night in Cuban circles in
New York that General Martinez Campos,
whom the Spanish Government sent to
Cuba to put down the insurrection, has ar
rived at Puerto Rico. -
The Columbian line steamer Allianca
arrived this evening from Colon. Captain
Crossman reports that on . the homeward
voyage he passed within five miles of the
The officer on the bridge sighted the
same barkentine-rigged Spanish gunboat
that fired on the Allianca on her previous
voyage. The gunboat was close under the
Cuban coast, heading to the westward.
She paid no attention to the Allianca,
j which steamed along on her usual course.
NATIVES LOOK TO FRANCE.
Signatures to Petitions for British Rule
Obtained by Force.
PARIS, France, April 12.— The Matin
publishes a letter from M. Francois De
loncle, an anti-English French Deputy,
whose presence at Cairo recently attracted
considerable attention in view of the some
what strained relations between Franoe
and England, growing out of the Niger
Company's protest against the French in
trusion in certain districts of the Upper
Nile. Deloncle says Egypt was never
more tranquil than now, and that signa
tures to petitions praying for a continu
ance of British rule in that country are
only obtained by force. He adds that
Lord Cromer, the British Minister Pleni
potentiary, is planning a French expedi
tion to Dongola in order to create a com
plication and afford an excuse to maintain
the British occupation of Egypt. He con
cludes by asserting that the natives look
to France for a solution of the present
PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE.
Arrest of Nihilists Who Were After a
LONDON, England, April 12.— dis
patch to the Daily News from Warsaw
The police have discovered a plot to
assassinate Governor-General Schouvaloff,
who was lately Russian Embassador to
Germany. Many arrests of persons charged
with complicity in the plot, including two
ladies, have been made.
The dispatch adds that a general who
was arrested on the charge of selling mili
tary documents to Austria had wounded
himself in an attempt to commit suicide.
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Miss Cameron's Jewels Stolen.
LONDON, Esq., April 12.— Sir Roderick
Cameron, a well-known ship-owner of New
York City, and one of his daughters were
among the passengers intending to travel
from this city to Paris yesterday evening
by a mail train from Victoria station.
Miss Cameron was carrying a tin case, in
which was a quantity of very valuable
jewelry and drafts and notes for a large
amount. This box was .'snatched from
Miss Cameron by a thief, who escaped in
the confusion that followed. V:\Vi*V ::
Ludlow Hill Return.
LONDON, Eng., April 12.— Lieutenant-
Colonel Ludlow, a military attache of the
American Embassy ' here, recently ap
pointed a military engineer of the Nicara
guan Canal Commission, will sail for New
York on the Berlin from Southampton
Saturday. V - '- : V :.-■'''
France Still Wants Hers.
, PARIS, France, April 12. —Soleil says
that, contrary to .the previous reports, the
Government- of France, is not inclined to
fibondon its demand for the extradition
from: England of Dr. Cornelius Herz, the
Panama canal lobbyist.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 3895.
IT WAS VERY EXPENSIVE.
— — ,
The Cutter Officers Are Called
Upon for Campaign
RETIRING BILL COST $15,000.
Many of the Men Are Very Indignant
But Dare Not Say a
Nine hours before the last Congress ad
journed Senator Frye succeeded in having
a law enacted pertaining to the revenue
cutter service, which is known to materi
ally affect twenty-four officers, and pos
sibly as many more the moment the law
becomes operative. Senator Frye's bill in
its amended form reads as follows :
The President of the United States is hereby
authorized to convene a board, to be composed
of three surgeons of Marine Hospital service,
to examine and report upon all officers now in
the revenue cutter service who, through no
vicious habit 3of their own, are incapacitated
by reason of the infirmities of age or physical
or mental disability to efficiently perform
the respective duties of their offices. And
such officers as, under the terms of this act,
may be reported by said board to be so perma
nently incapacitated shall be placed on wait
ing orders out ot the line of promotion, with
one-half actual duty pay, and the vacancies
already . created in the active list of officers
shall be filled by promotion in the order of
seniority, as now provided by law; provided,
however, that no such promotion shall be
made until the professional qualities of the
candidates shall be determined by written ex
amination before a board of officers of the
revenue cutter service, convened by the Secre
tary of the Treasury for that purpose; pro
vided, further, that the number of officers upon
the actual list now authorized by law shall not
be increased by this act. ; •
This bill was passed through the instru
mentality of an organization composed of
revenue-cutter officers, known as the
"Alexander Hamilton Club.". The main
object of this organization; which sprang
into existence in 1886, was the general bet
terment of the service and the passage of a
law of Congress retiring officers on a pen
sion after a certain age, or after they had
been in active service a given time. In
this bill the Hamilton Club has accom
plished a part of its mission, though now
that the thing has been done some are in
clined to be dissatisfied. Those who .have
been on "waiting orders" for the past ten
or fifteen years, drawing three-quarter
pay, are naturally displeased with a reduc
tion to half pay. Those who can exclaim
with pride, "\\ c are promoted," are will
ing to embrace the bill fore and aft, but
just at that point their enthusiasm comes
to a sudden halt. • .;■,...
About two weeks ago Lieutenant Wads
worth of the Rush received a long type
written document from C. T. Shoemaker,
chief of the bureau and treasurer of the
Hamilton Club, informing him that the
expense of securing the passage of the bill
was great and in order to meet this outlay
every member of the club was expected to
pay the small sum of $112. When this de
mand was made on the officers a genuine
howl of dismay and a chorus of protests
went up. But for all that every man ex
cept one in the cutter service with head
quarters in San Francisco either denies the
story in toto or announces that he has
nothing to say.
Some of the officers have flatly refused to
contribute one cent for the purpose asked,
while others have put up the coin of the
realm to the amount asked for. A lieu
tenant in the cutter service and a member
of the Alexander Hamilton Club stated
positively that such a demand has been
made, but that the men are afraid to enter
any very vigorous protest for fear that
their superior officers will make things so
unpleasant for them that retirement from
the service . or open rupture would be
bound to follow. In speaking of the mat
ter yesterday he said :
Members of the Alexander Hamilton Club on
the Pacific Coast have been asked to pay .f 112
each, presumably for the expenses attached to
the passage of the retiring bill. A paper was
sent here two weeks ago to a lieutenant of one
of the revenue-cutters for various officers to
sign, agreeing to pay this amount. This money
is asked for over the signature of Captain Shoe
maker. Many of us strenuously object to being
mulcted, but I hardly see what we can do
If every member of the club paid 112 that
would mean at least 915,000, and possibly
$20,000, for the passage of a bill that is only
operative for the one time, and which must
necessarily be passed at every session of Con
gress in order to do the good hoped for by the
members of the Hamilton Club. I cannot see
where Mr. Shoemaker can bring in an expense
account of that amount,, and it certainly is
against the rules of the Hamilton Club to spend
one dollar without the authority of its mem
The officers of the revenue cutters Bear
and Rush are very reticent concerning the
matter. They will neither affirm nor deny
the truth of the alleged demand. Lieuten
ant Wardsworth of the Rush said:
I hardly think that this Is a matter in which
the public is in any way interested. The
Hamilton Club has been fighting for the pass
age of this bill for the past six or eight years,
and naturally it has lost a lot of money.
Lawyers' fees In Washington are high, and
there are a thousand other incidentals never
thought of when the fight is begun. Captain
Shoemaker is an honorable gentleman, and I
am sure that any demand he has made on the
officers is perfectly legitimate and honest.
A Call reporter then asked Lieutenant
Wardsworth the direct question, if it was
true that he had received from Captain
Shoemaker a type-written letter requesting
him to demand $112 from every officer in
"I must respectfully decline to answer
that question, as I consider it of no im
portance to the public."
Lieutenant Ballinger .of., the Rush
heartily agreed with all that was said by
his fellow-officer, and when it came to af
firming or denying the truth of the story,
followed the example set by the first
named gentleman and declined to make a
definite statement. \
The officers of the Bear were very much
inclined to joke -about the matter, repeat
edly asserting that such a sum of money
could not be found in the j entire ship.
They, too, sought refuge in, a, simple "de
cline to answer' when pressed to the point
of a direct reply. ,
Captain Colson of the Life Savings De
partment and Lieutenant McConnell of
the revenue tug Hartley were equally un
communicative, though ; the last-named
gentleman did say that he had personally
received an item of expense amounting to
$67, which was to be divided among about
Altogether there is considerable mystery
surrounding the demand on the part of
Captain Shoemaker for $112 from each
officer interested. jS
The lieutenant, who is authority for the
statement that this sum has been de
manded of the members, cannot see how
$15,000 could be spent in securing the pas
sage of so unimportant a bill, and says
that only fear of the "powers that be" pre
vents other officers from openly rebelling^
A BEAM OP LIGHT.
Trofeßsor Bell Thinks It Can Be Used to'
'?;.' Professor Alexander. Graham Bell.be
lieves that telephoning by means of a beam
of light will yet be commercially practica
ble. This belief has grown out of a long
course of experiments: with selenium,
which is niarvclously sensitive to the influ
ence of light, when , exposed . to which it
gives vibrations that can be electrically
transmitted. This remarkable power of
transmission induced Professor Bell to
test other materials = with a view to deter
mine how far they possessed the same
quality. .He placed various substances in
a test tube, and, after making a connection
with a hearing tube, subjected them to the
influence ; of intermittent / light. Sounds
of various intensity are heard through the
tube, according to the intensity, of j the light
and the color. Objects that were diffuse,
as woolen, cotton, worsted, etc., gave out
the loudest noises, says the St. Louis Globe-
Democrat. yy:: y;: | ._
One day, as an experiment, he blackened
some- red worsted with lampblack. The
sounds it uttered were heightened to such
a pitch that they positively rasped on the
ear. : Some soot was then put into the tube
and exposed to the rays of an arc lamp.
There was such a storm of sounds that Pro
fessor Bell describes it as a "frying" noise.
This led him to experiment with the sounds
produced by artificial light, but he found
that the light was neither steady enough
nor strong enough. Professor Bell's story
of the way in which he became convinced
of I the possibility; of telephoning without
wire is interesting. Some years ago he-had
fixed a thin, highly polished reflector in
such 8 position that it directed the light
from a distant schoolhouse roof through
the window of his laboratory in Washing
ton, and a friend who was assisting him
stood on the schoolhouse roof. As Profes
sor Bell describes it: "A bit of selenium
was placed in a test tube, and ' all was in
readiness. All of a sudden, as I was listen
ing, out of the sunbeam came these words:
'Mr. Bell, Mr. Bell ! If you hear what I
am saying come to the window and wave
your arms.' " Professor Bell considers
the success of these experiments as even
more wonderful and of greater significance
than was the discovery of the telephone.
THE GRAND ARMY LADIES
'~ — ■
Mrs. Gunlock, President of the
Society, Is Here on
A Busy and Enthusiastic Worker
for a Flourishing Or
Mrs. Nettie A. Gunlock, the national
president of the Ladies of the Grand
Army of the Republic, is out here on her
work among the different circles of the
order, visiting the different departments,
forming new circles and getting up a feel
ing of interest among those who are
eligible to membership. Those are the
mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of
[Drawn from a pltotograph.]
the men who hold honorable discharges
from the army for service during the
Civil War. V i.
Mrs. Gunlock is very enthusiastic in her
work and most energetic. She misses no
encampments and is visiting every depart
ment in the United States. She is to* be at
the coming State encampment in Sacra
mento on ,the*,22d. : but expects to go to
Oregon and Washington on the work of
her mission before that. >•
Last evening, speaking of the society and
her work, she said :
The national headquarters ol the Ladies of
the 6. A. ii. is this year at Chicago, which is
mv home. The association was formed on the
18th of November, '1886,' out of and by the
union of the State Relief Corps of Maine and
the Ladies of the Loyal Legion. It is not auxil
iary but co-ordinate to the Grand Army of the
Republic. In fact we form circles at times
where there is no post of the G. A. R. We are
doing a good and noble work in helping our
old and poor veterans in trying to get them all
out of the poorhouses and we are doing much
toward establishing homes." The work is going
on gradually all the time and' all over the
country. - For an organization of women it is
doing a great deal of good. Tde department of
Illinois of the Grand Army last year recognized
our work officially, not as auxiliery but as co
workers and helpers. There are over 20,000
members in the United States now.
Since the first of last November we have
added 30 new circles and, 745 new members.
In this State there is a number of circles, all of
which 1 expect to visit before I return home.
You have here in this city one of the banner
circles of the whole country, and that is the
Seven Pines Circle. The day will come when
our organization will bear to the Civil War the
relation that the Daughters of the Revolution
do to the War of Independence, for none are
eligible to membership except those whose
people earned them the right to it on the field
of battle. •
CALVIN KELLOGG DEAD
A Pioneer Merchant of This
City Passes Suddenly
• -•■ .■■-■■
One of Those Identified With the
Early Progress of San
\ Calvin Whit wood Kellogg died at his
residence, 2009 O'Farrell- street, yesterday
after a brief illness. 1 Mr. Kellogg was 73
years of age at the time of his death. He
leaves a widow and three children by a
Mr. Kellogg, was one of the pioneers of
California. He came to San Francisco in
1854. After a few years spent in mining he
became connected with the house of Fargo
& Co., wholesale wine and spirit mer
chants. Ten years later Mr. Fargo retired
and' the. firm changed to Wilmerding,
Kellogg & Co. Mr. Kellogg has been con
nected with the firm ever since.
Like most of the. California pionee.s, Mr.
Kellogg experienced many of the vicissi
tudes of life. He made ana lost large sums
in stocks. Ho was president of the Com
mercial Insurance Company, and i with
Alvinza Hayward founded the Merchants'
Exchange Bank, of which he was
Mr. Kellogg had many friends, being
known over the entire Pacific Coast.
Though 73 years of age at j the time of his
death, he was full of vigor, and his demise
was unexpected. Six weeks ago he seemed
well. He was then stricken with acute
The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock
Sunday afternoon from his late residence,
2009 O'Farrell street.; » .' .
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CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, April - 12.
—The impending arrival of the American
warships San Francisco and ; Marblehead
off the coast of : Syria has created a sensa
tion in' Government '"circles here. .United
States Minister Terrell, , replying to "a
question on the subject, said, the war ves
sels were only sent to protect American
I ! The Salvation Army issued last year 51,
--000,000 newspapers, magazines, periodicals,
tracts and other publications.
IT FAVORS THE WEALTHY
Rent From Real Estate and
Interest on Bonds Are
INCOME TAX REGULATIONS.
Owners of Real Estate and Stocks
tMi'; and Bonds Will Be
The rush of people anxious to file their
income-tax statements , still . continues.
Chief Deputy Collector Loup was unable
to get any lunch yesterday, owing to the
crowds that besieged the revenue office.
Despite the enormous amount of work to
be done he never once got ruffled, and was
the same courteous and obliging gentle
man at 4 p. m. as when the day's work
During the afternoon a telegram was re
ceived from Washington that will throw a
great volume of extra work on the em
ployes of the Revenue Department. All
the statements that were forwarded to
Washington are on their way back, in
order that they may be corrected and the
affidavit of the taxpayer attached. The
new ruling was made necessary by the de
cision of the United States Supreme Court.
It will principally affect the owner of
stocks and bonus and real estate, and will
not relieve the middle classes in any way.
The instructions which are issued by
Joseph S. Miller, Commissioner of Inter
nal Revenue, and : approved by J. G. Car
lisle. Secretary of the Treasury, are as fol
lows : - '■':.'"., .^ .; VV.
0. K. Welburn, Collector, San Francisco : In
teie_t received from State, county and munici
pal bonds or securities and rents from real
estate are not taxable a* income. But the per
sons and corporations receiving said interest
or rents shall include in their returns as re
ceiving the full amount thereof received or ac
crued within the year for which return is
made, ana shall deduct the same as not sub
ject to taxation. -The amount actually paid
for taxes and insurance and repairs on real
estate may be deducted from income as here-,
tofore provided by the law and regulations.
All persons and corporations that have hereto- I
fore rendered income-tax returns for the year J
1804 to a Collector.or Deputy Collector, includ
ing therein interest received from State, county I
or municipal bonds or from rents from real i
estate, may have the amounts of said interest
and rents deducted from their income by duly
making an affidavit and delivering the same
to the Collector or Deputy Collector to whom
the original return was rendered.
The affidavit simply sets forth that the
taxpayer between January 1 and Decem
ber 31, 1894, actually received so many
dollars and cents as interest on stocks,
bonds and real estate, and not for the use
of any personal property or franchise, and
that the amount being included in his in
come he asks that it be decucted.
Continuing the instructions say: '
The Collector, upon receipt of the foregoing
affidavit, shall af»4Ch said affidavit to the
return of the affiant heretofore made and shall
make the correction in 'said return In con
formity with the facts stated in said affidavit
and forward said amended return, with the
affidavit attached, to the Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue. Joseph S. Miller,
Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
Approved: J. G. Carlisle,
Secretary of the Treasury.
Over 1400 statements and thirty-eight
pages of a report have been sent on to Sec
retary of the Treasury Carlisle and these
are now on their way back. The necessary
changes will have to be made and the
affidavits attached, after which they will
again he sent to Washington, accompanied
by a new report, which will have to be
made. The change will make a reduction
of at least 20 per cent in the amount of the
tax and it will principally favor the mil
lionaires. • '
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OIL FIELDS BOOMING.
Steady Advance in the Ohio and Pennsyl
vania Prices, y.'-,
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 12.— extra
ordinary movement in the oil market this
week from $1 17 last Saturday to $1 80 yes
terday, with a net advance of 52 cents, has
revived the fever in the in tensest degree.
There never w as a time when the wild
catter was more alert than now. Men are
in the field day and night looking for pos
Some idea of the activity in the field of
operations may be had when it is stated
that on April 1 the number of new wells,
drilling and rigs in course of construction
The monthly average of the new opera
tions last year was only 232, and the total
number of wells completed was only 2543
for the entire year. Whether the present
search is successful or not, there will be an
enormous amount of money spent pros
\No less than $6,000,000 is now being ex
pended in the : - work. Within a few
weeks the Standard Oil Company is esti
mated to have purchesed $8,000,000 worth
of territory from individual producers.
TOLEDO, Ohio, April Ohio crude
oil jumped up 24% cents this morning.
North of Lima is quoted $1 07, South of
Lima $1,05, Indians 97 cents. The entire
Ohio field is going wild, and intense ac
tivity in. putting down new wells is the
result.^ ; • •.",.' ' ,";■
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 12.— 1n keep
ing with the sharp advance in crude oil
the Cleveland refiners to-day marked up
the price of refined oil.' Ohio State test
was advanced 37^ cents a barrel of fifty
gallons. The advance in" other grades was
still more marked, a full cent being added
per gallon to the price of water white, Ohio
State test headlight oil and Eocene.
BURIED IN MOLTEN IRON.
Terrible Death of a Molder in a Type
PHILLIPSBURG, N. J., April 12.—
Charles Richenstein, a molder at the War
ren : type foundry in this city, met with a
terrible death this afternoon. While he
was assisting to pour a ton of molten iron
into a mold the chain holding the ladle
broke, and he was jerked into a pit with
the liquid metal on top of him. His eyes
were burned out and his legs and hands
wore almost severed from the body. He
died in terrible agony an hour afterward.
BURIED BY BURNING DEBRIS.
One Fireman Killed and Others Badly
'; WORCESTER, Mass., April 12.— The
most serious j. fire .which has visited this
city for a long time did $50,000 damage to
night to a I five-story . block- owned .by _ the
Kinnicut estate, killing one fireman, prob
ably fatally injuring another and slightly
injuring three others.
The aead fireman is William McLaugh
lin. Frank Jones is not expected to live
through the night. A corner, fell off the
roof of the building, and they were buried
beneath the mass of bricks.
Tlie Refusal Was . Fatal.
GUTHRIE, ; 0, T., April 12. — News
reached ; here to-day of the killing, of a
woman at Oaks. A dance was in progress
at the house of a Miss Williams and her
nephew. Leonard Trainor did the shoot
ing. He asked the young woman to dance
WOMEN IN THE SPRING.
they Need Nettling So Much as Paine's
In the spring women need Paine's celery
The average American woman, says a
well known writer, wears herself out twenty
years before her time. She begins the
wearing-out process as a child, staying up
at night until the whole family retires; and
keeps it up as a growing girl, staying awake
until ten or eleven o'clock, when she should
be asleep by nine and as a woman she has
so many things to do and to keep up with
that she positively hasn't a minute to rest.
By and by her cheeks grow thin and hag-
gard ; languor takes the place of her old-
time high spirits; she has a generally worn-
out air; her nerves are gnawed, by pain,
and sleeplessness makes fearful inroads
upon her health.
Her physician tells her simply that her
nervous system is exhausted, and that
help must come by feeding the brain and
entire nervous tract , richly, rapidly and
completely. It is the experience of the
most careful medicinal men in this country
that nothing proves so uniformly success-
ful as Paine's celery compound in cases of
brain Weariness, nervous inability, failure
of vital force, dyspepsia, sleeplessness and
for restoring health und vigor to the brain
and body when exhausted by overwork or
Every such weary, nervous, thin-blooded
person should -.take JPaine's- celery com-
pound. . ' It makes; such people well. »
Paine's celery compound improves the
general health by making new, ruddy
blood and refreshing the nerves.
It reanimates the languid body and
vitalizes the important organs, so that they
work in harmony with each other.
The accomplished editor of the Oakland
(111.) Ledger, a portrait of whose wife is
with him, and upon her refusal he drew a
pistol and shot her. the wound being fatal.
The Trial of Debs.
CHICAGO, 111., April 12.— The Debs
trial for conspiracy will be taken up again
on May 6 in the Federal Court, the time
originally set by Judge Grosscup. A
month ago an agreement was made to ad
vance the trial one week.
District Attorney-General Black was
doubtful if the trial could be advanced
without the presence and assent in open
court of all the defendants, and he has,
therefore, set the trial for the original
Shot in Self-Defense.
CINCINNATI, Oh-D, April 12. — After
hearing witnesses all day the Coroner of
Covington, Ky., this afternoon rendered a
verdict of self-defense in the case of J. L.
Sanford, killed yesterday by Senator Wil
Tne preliminary hearing of Goebel be
fore the Police Judge is set for to-morrow,
when the friends of the dead banker state
that they will procure evidence to show
Overpowered the Jailer.
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M„ April 12.-A
telegram from Roswell, N. M., says that
the prisoners in jail there overpowered
Jailer Taliaferro to-day and locked him up.
They then armed themselves and es
caped. Three are murderers. Nearly all
the citizens started in pursuit, and, a short
distance from town, a pitched battle was
fought. One of the fugitives was danger
ously wounded. The remainder surren
Tlie Cripple Creek Robbery.
■ PUEBLO. Colo., April 12.— men
answering the description of the Cripple
Creek express robbers were arrested here
,to-day. They gave the names of F. M.
Miller and A. E. Wilhill, and said they had
just come from Oklahoma City. Chief of
Police Abbey will hold them until their
identity is established.
Committed Murder for Robbery.
AUBURN, N. V., April 12.— Officers from
Emporium, Pa., to-day arrested Robert E.
Wright Jr., at the home of his father in
Fairhaven, on the charge of the murder of
Christian Drum in 18S8. The object of the
crime was robbery. Young Wright, who
is 22 years of age, comes from respectable
Mother and Children Burned.
DETROIT, Mich., April 12.— A special
to the Free Press from Hoard City, Mich.,
says : The residence of Mrs. Gilmore, one
mile north of town, was burned early this
morning with all its contents. One child,
9 years of age, was burned to a crisp, and
another cannot live. The mother was also
severely burned. •
Miners Not Violent.
CENTERVILLE, lowa, April 12.—Af
fairs at Cincinnati, lowa, have not ma
terially .changed in the last twenty-four
hours.. One company of militia, thirty
eight strong, is on duty there, but, accord
ing to all accounts, there has been no offer
of actual violence. '. - .'-.? '•':
At Gravelotte 320.000 men were engaged,
of whom 40,000 were killed or. wounded.
given above, says in his own paper, edi-
torially: y '-"• ';'.
"Our leading druggist, Dr. W. G. Gregory,
informs us that his sales of Paine's celery
compound have been wonderful in fact he
states that he has in six months sold more
celery compound than all other medicines
combined. There has been a constant de-
mand for it.
"One of the noticeable cures that this
medicine has made is the case of Mr. Phil
Clinard, who last spring was Republican
candidate for County Treasurer. Mr.
Clinard's nerves were all unstrung, he had
no appetite and was all run down. He
commenced using Paine's celery com-
pound, and to-day there is not a more well
and vigorous citizen in this whole com-
munity than Mr. Clinard. Another case
that comes closer is that of the wife of the
editor of the Ledger. Every one in Oak-
land knows that Mrs. Yeargin was confined
to her bed for three whole months with
neuralgia. As times her pains were awful,
so much so that her hands would clinch,
and it took the united strength of two per-
sons to straighten out her fingers. Dr.
Garvey. the family physician, treated her
for months, but all he could do was to
alleviate the pains, not effecting a cure.
Along last winter she commenced using
Paine's celery compound.
"She commenced to gain in flesh at once.
Her pain all went away;- her vitality in-.
creased weekly, and to-< lay there is not a
more healthy woman in town than she.
Her neighbors all marvel at her complete
recovery and ask her the cause, and she
has no hesitancy in saying that it is all due
to Paine's celery compound. This is given
voluntarily in the hopes that others who
are afflicted may be profited by using this
great medicine, 'which to-day is without a
peer in the land."
SAVANTS TO MEET HERE.
Scientists From All Over the
Country Coming This
• : -.>'.
They Will Probably Make Mount
Hamilton Their Object
"An event which is looked forward to
with a great deal of eagerness," said Miss
Rose O'Halloran, the noted lady astrono
mer of the city, last evening, "is the great
gathering of scientists here which is to
occur during the summer. I mean the an
nual meeting of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science, a society
which includes in its membership, all the
famous savants in the country. The gath
ering will take place here in August, and
one of the things upon the programme of
entertainment will doubtless be a visit to
Mount Hamilton, under the auspices of
the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
"Their coming here will afford them an
opportunity, long desired by some, of hav
ing a look at the Lick Observatory. Of
course, I do not know what men whose
work in scientific research has won for
them a national reputation will be here,
but lam satisfied that our distance from
the centers of learning in the East, in
stead of keeping them from attending,
will operate to the very contrary. It will
give many a chance of a trip across the
continent to the coast, and that will fully
compensate an observing mind for the
slight physical trouble involved.".
The American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science embraces within the
scope of its investigation a great variety
of studies. It is therefore divided into sec
tions, each presided over by one of its
vice-presidents and each with a special sec
retary. Professor E. S. Holden "of the Lick
Observatory and President David Starr
Jordan of the Leland Stanford , Jr. Univer
sity are both vice-presidents of the asso
ciation, the section of mathematics and
astronomy being intrusted to the former,
and that of zoology to the latter. Profes
sor J. Pcrrin Smith of Palo Alto is secre
tary of the section of geology and geog
raphy, and Professor E. A. Ross of that of
economic science und'statistics.
The other sections cover physics, chem
istry, engineering, botany and anthro
pology. If the association keeps up its
record as to the duration of • its meetings
the gathering will last about two weeks.
Among the well-known literati who may
be looked for are Professor S. P. Langley
of the Smithsonian Institution, whose
writings have so dealt with the nature of
the sun that he is universally regarded as
an authority upon; the orb -of day, and
who has also made some valuable contri
butions on the temperature of the moon
Professor Pickering of Arizona, who has
been a close observer of Mars ; Jed Hotch
kiss of Staunton, Va., a well-known geolo
gist, and Professor C. A. Young of Prince
ton College. .
- Bark is a favorite fuel in the Northwest
The evergreens of the region consume
quickly in the open fireplace and leave
nothing, but light ashes, but the bark of
these same trees, very thick and heavy,
burns more slowly and falls into embers
that give out a satisfying heat for many
hours. _ ./•; *