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MEANS A REHEARING.
Petitions Will Be Heard
Before the Full
MERITS TO BE ARGUED.
The Supreme Court's Action
on the Income Tax
ME. JACKSON AS AN UMPIRE.
Now There Is a Prospect of the
Whole Law Being Declared
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 23.— The
United States - Court to-day,
through Chief Ju.-t! er, made the
following order r . c petitions for
the rehearing of the ::. tax question:
"The consideration of th< two petitions for
rehearing is reserved until Monday, May
6, when a full bench is • - pected, and in
that event two counsel on a side will be
heard at that time."
Though the order does : >t explicitly so
Btate, it means an ar_- n I will be heard
not on the merits of the :: ome tax ques
tion itself, but on the question of whether
or not there be a w ' U
heretofore decided. Jus c Jackson is
expected to return by the date named.
tlemenfaxoil edure of court
for many years can r t Dut one in
stance in which like a a been taken.
That was in the ! -
It is understood the dcci-: ti of the court
to permit an oral argument on the motion
for a rehearing was r. I at until to
day, and that this action based on
information received by the Chief 2
direct from Just: iicating the
probability of fa to attend a
sitting of the court earl; i May. After
adjournment of the court to-day Chief
Justice Fuller said ceived such
information from J kson as to
lead the court to ea : resence in
Washington and to c a his attend
ance upon the court y set for the
_ent of the peti"
It is understood that the decision of the
court to depart from its almost unbroken
custom of deciding upon the advisability
of lehearings without inviting further
suggestion from cor.:.- . than is contained
in brief written statements, ia due to the
appreciation which the members have of
the vast importance of the income tax
cases and to their desire to have it under
stood by the public that they are not
disposed to place any obstacle in the way
of the fullest possible presentation of the
case. The usual practice with regard to
petitions for rehearings is to grant them
upon the motion of one of the members of
the court who lias concurred in the de
cision already made, but it would appear
in the case taken in the present instance
of submitting even this preliminary mat
ter to the fall bench, that nona of the i
Justices feel disposed to make such a ;
motion, and that tne arrangement now j
announced was hit upon a3 a compromise.
Justice Jackson, therefore, will virtually
come into the case as an umpire.
In : the original decision
will be allowed to stand £5 the law, and it
is v:. the Chief
es opinion will soon be .riven to the
trfly the court ■* ..uld take a
recess from May 0 for two weeka and then
adjourn until next October, I - it is with
terra indefinite^ mpossible
it may c.v event of a
rehearing bong decided opon, -specially if
it should appear apon Justice Jackson's
arrival that his heal:.. tly robust
to permit him to *■- m self the
responsibility ' ban argu
ment on the : c and the
extra work of asiliting is the ;. .---parations
of a decision.
The news of * court was
received at the 1 aent with
much :t was an .
nounced Justice Jackson would be present
and take part in the determination of the
Without any i c on the
subject it seems th^ ,-lief that
the constitutionality of the . . i .n.l hence
: be likely to vote :"• - . shearing,
making a. favor of
F ra: < earn
iesired by the incon.- :als, as
with a full benc -vi!i be
law, which w effect
of doing away with the va»t an nt of liti
gation now promised ! ■ chances
of the court's de ■ t h e j aw
the officials fe--. They
argue that the which
some members of the a ,ed as
■•• involved, was ■ ] upon
in the argument of • half of
the Government, its con:;- :n^ the
could hardly ■:• - ion of a
- ...ch they thougl - .n of a
of decision- . •_.-, an
Lindsay of Kei I making
on:;.- ' " -aid: ''If the F^.-al Gov
ernment has not the power 1 - reve
ling incomes a: -rents
oi peace, neither has
power in time of war. If tl c power
it should be supplied by
■ ient. The fivil War
Lndhriduala in the
eral author:- The
• -iM have like po-A- in the
taxation of all incom-
-It Will Jr..,,.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April -Civil
I ervice Commissioner Ro . de
cided to accept the Polk* oner .
ihip for the city of , lered
to hand m his resig , dent
Cleveland in a few da w
will enter on his new di " "
Approved by the rl r i.,.,
WASHINGTON, D. C, April _ The
President has approved the pr . ling 9
and. finding, of the court-n.ar-.. .. ni * n
tned First Lieutenant F. L. Lev P - idee
Fourteenth Infantry, at Vancouver
racks, on a charge of drunken on duty
and sentenced him to di >Z
military service. :
Two Aut,-de.c* mn .
WASHINGTON, D. C, \pril -n^r an
tain Marion P. Mans. K^KLS^E
.been relieved from duty as aid-d*-., •„ £
General Miles at Sew York. c1 P Ss£
i phen C. Mills. Twelfth Infantry, has been
ordered to Chicago as aid-de-camp to Gen
eral Ruger. _
ISTEKSAL UETEXUM RECEIPTS.
One Great Increase Is From the Income
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 23.— The
I monthly statement of collections of in
ternal revenues issued to-day shows the
total receipts from all sources for nine
months of the present fiscal year, ended
March 31, 1896, to have been $109,995,015,
of which $19,802 was from income tax from
. persons and $8855 from corporations, com
panies and associations. The remaining
items of receipts were : Spirits, $63,902,
--! 869, an increase for the nine months of
| $1,180,739: tobacco, f •22,106,326, an increase
of $951,385; fermented liquors, $22,301,6G0,
a decrease of $309,215: oleomargarine,
$1,185,222, a decrease of $262,193; miscel
laneous. $470,273. an increase of $360,539.
The net increase for the nine months
was $1,950,163. The principal single item
'of increase was $1,296,628 from whisky,
i The increase and decrease for the month
lof March, 1894, is as follows: Spirits, de
crease $2,905,024; tobacco, decrease $145,
--3t>4; fermented liquors, decrease $180,115;
■ oleomargarine, decrease, $34,009; miscel
laneous, increase $17,317; income tax, in
rease $16,339; aggregate decrease for the
month, $3,290,355. _
mil Sot He a Financial Editor.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.— James
H. Eckles, Comptroller of Currency, has
declined an offer to become financial editor
of the Chicago Times-Herald at a large
Declines the Commission.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 23.— Ei-
Reprwentattve Pearson of Ohio has de
clined the position of Mineral Land Com
ber to which he was recently ap
Detailed Statement of the
Work of the Last
Additional Offices Created at a
Great Expense to the Whole
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23,-The
volume annually prepared by the clerks
of the Senate and House Appropriations
Committee, showing the exact appropria
tions and the new offices created, has been
prepared for the last session of the Fifty
t third Congress by Thomas P. Cleaves,
. o£ the Senate committee, and J. S.
Coverts, clerk of the House committee.
The statement gives the appropriation in
; details and specifies the new offices created
and established, with the salaries, and also
the salaries increased and reduced, to
i gether with a history of the regular appro
apropriations (cents omitted) were
...ws: Agriculture, $3,303,750; army
J.'jOS: diplomatic and consular,
$1. 574.453: District of Columbia, $5,
--74-5,442; fortifications. $1»4..\37; In
: dian, $8,742,751; legislative, execu
tive and judiciary. $21.!*91,718; military
academy, fIW.WI; naval, $29,416,245;
as, $141,381,570; P - - <.">!".
- :ndry civil, $46,569,160; total regular
appropriations, > 9U 522; deficiencies,
.73; miscellaneous appropriations,
•7; toUl general bills and miscel
laneous, $363,934,554; permanent appro
priations, | I 6; grand total appro
The number of new offices specifically
created is 1783, at an annual cost of |1,323,
--d the number omitted i.- 4<"«t. at an
a:m-;al saving of $187,948, making a net
increase of 1363 in number and fSLV;7G in
Included in this increase are the 1000
additional seamen authorized to be en
listed in the navy, and 515 additional dep
uty collectors and revenue agents in the
internal revenue service to carry iuto effect
the income-tax law.
CATTLEMEN NOT BANDED.
The Omaha Exchange Cen
sures Secretary of Agri
By His Erroneous Ideas Ho Has
Greatly Injured the Stock
OMAHA, Nebr., April 23.— The Omaha
Livestock Exchange to-day censured Secre
tary of Agriculture Morton for his errone
ous ideas at present working to the great
detriment of the cattle interests of the
country in creating a wrong impr**—: v a«
to the relative cost of cattle and beef.
After reciting the manner of his investi
gation, this resolution was adopted:
Betolred, That we, the members of the South
Omaha Livestock Exchange, call the auention
of the honorable Secretary of Agriculture and
the country at large to the fact that during the
ree months of the present year cattle re
ceipts at Chicago, with a full corn crop in Illi
: iliana and adjacent territory, fell off 17
per cent as against 1894 ; Kan;a« City's receipts
fell off 13 per cent, notwithstanding a big in
erpase in Te~as shipments, and Omaha, in the
.cart of the drought-stricken country,
fell off 32 per cent. On account of this
shortage cattle prices advanced from $1 to
$2 per hundred as compared with ft year ago,
and the higher prices for beef naturally fol
lowed. With the higher prices for beef and
the press aeitation on this subject consump
tion fell off and cattle values declined in conse
quence. We regard the present depression in
cattle values, however, as only temporary, as
the indications are that the next three months
of this year will witness a further reduction in
the available cattle supply of fully 50 per cent.
We are satisfied that there cap. be no combine
le among the l>e*'f-packers on occount of
the increased number of buyers in all the lead
ing market- and the diversified interests repre
sented by them. •
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.-Secre
tary Morton was Bhown the resolutions
adopted by the St. Louis Livestock Ex
change yesterday deprecating the agitation
about the alleged packers' combine and
attributing the reductions in the price of
live cattle of 16 cents a hundred in the last
two weeks to such agitation. He said the
statement of the St. Louis Livestock P2x
change wonl.l lead to the beiief that the
alleged combine of dressed beef concerns
"If the agitation, as they term it," paid
he, "has caused a decline in the price of
cattle on the hoof, why is it a similar
calamity has not occurred in the price of
dressed beef? It remains the same and in
some cases is even higher. Their own
statement coupled with the prices of
dressed beef answers their complaint."
Failure of a Dime Hank.
NEW HAVEN. Conr., April 23.— The
Dime Savings Bank of Willimantic, Conn.,
closed to-day. The late Bank Commis
sioner's report shows that the bank had on
October 1 2877 depositors, |626,59 lon de
posit and a surplus of about $23,000.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1895.
WARSHIPS AT CORINTO
England's Display to
Back Up Her De
WILL NICARAGUA YIELD *?
May Offer Passive Resistance
and Await This Coun
CLEVELAND'S CABINET TO ACT.
This Is an Opportunity for Testing
the Administration on the
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 23.— The
Nicaraguan Minister has received a cable
gram from his Government announcing
the arrival at Corinto of two British war
ships with the expressed purpose of en
forcing the demands contained in the
British ultimatum. Just how this is to be
done the Minister was not informed.
The indications now are that Nicaragua
will offer passive resistance to the British
demands for some time at least, and mean
while the United States will do nothing
but await the developments of events, un
less the British take seme action that af
fects our interests, such as interfering with
our shipping or other interests of Ameri
can citizens. This attitude is assumed in
the full confidence that no attempt will be
made by the British to secure any Nicara
gua territory, no matter what course
she may be obliged to pursue to accom
plish her purpose of collecting the "smart
money" demanded for the expulsion of
There is reason to believe not only the
Nicaraguan affair but the whole subject of
the extent of the protection to be ex
tended by the United States to the sister
republics of Central and South America
has been very earnestly and deliberately
discussed by the President with, his full
Cabinet, and that the attitude as assumed
in the case of Nicaragua may be taken as
an indication of the line of policy to be
adopted for the treatment of all questions
ari=i:ig between the European powers and
those republics having such a basis as the
present Nicaraeuan incident.
HAD A TEMPTING CARD.
Boxing Bouts at the Scottish-
But a Knockout Blow Was De
livered and the Police Took
JERSEY CITY, X. J., April 23.-The
Scottish-American Athletic Club provided
a very tempting card to-night for the box
in.: show, putting up their three best men,
Steve Bloom, Tom Gaffney and Eddy
Connell, against Jim Holmes, George Sid
dons and Dave O'Connor respectively. The
bouts were to be six rounds each. The first
bout was declared a draw.
George Suldons of New Orleans and Tom
Gaffney then climbed the ropes. Siddons
was much the cleverer, doing good work in
In round S Siddons led, the fierhtine be
ing lively. A right-hand blow on the head
-t>d Gaffney and he almost fell.
ions opened the last round with his
left on the face. Gaffney was not idle and
he landed ritrht and left on the jaw and
neck, following it up with a stinging left
on the che?t.
They went at each other hard and kept
it up until the keeper rang his bel 1. Referee
Kitrly declared it a draw.
The police interfere! in the third bout,
after O'Connor had delivered a knockout
blow to his opponent, and no decision was
O-V TBK niAMOSJ).
Baseball in Full Siring in the Eastern
CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 23.—Cincin
natis 3, Pittsburgs 6. Batteries— Parrott
and Mexrttt, Hawlev and Sugden.
-ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 25.— St Lotus 13,
Cleveland? 11. Batteries— Ehret and Peitz,
Cuppy and Zimmer.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 23.—Wash
ingtons 4, Bostons 12. Batteries — Maul
and McGuire, Wilson and Warner.
BALTIMORE. Me. April 23.—Balti
rnores 1(5. Philadelphias 10. — Batteries —
Ksper, Gleason and Robinson : Weyhing,
Clement? and Buckley.
LOUISVILLE, Kv., April 23.—Louis
villes 18, Chicagos 14. Batteries— Luby
and Cole, Griffith and Kittridjje.
NEW Y(»KK. N. V., April 23.—Brook
lyns 10, New Yorks 7. Batteries— Kennedy
and Dailcy; Rusie German and Hchriver.
FOVSD O\ A. SA\IiBAR.
The Mutilated Remain* of a Man Who
KANSAS CITY, April 23.— A special to
the times from Richmond, Mo., says:
On a sandbar in the Missouri River, near
Camden, within 200 yards of where Dr.
William F. Fraker is supposed to have
been drowned two years ago, William
Ming and John Bell found in a barrel the
mutilated remains of a man, The head
and legs had been severed from the trunk
and one foot had been cut off. .
The ghastly find was brought to the Ray
County shore and an inquest held on it by
Coroner Dove. There were no marks or
papers by which the body could be identi
fied, and it was buried on the river bank.
Some speculation as to whether the
body might not be that of the missing
doctor was indulged in, many theories as
to the preservation of the body during
the two years the doctor has been missing
being put forth. But little stock is taken
in the theory, however.
It will be remembered the doctor carried
$38,000 life insurance in different companies
and that his relatives had to bring suit to
receive payment of the policies, the com
panies claiming the doctor was not dead.
Suicide of a Girl.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 23.— Julia
Gross, 16 years old, who disappeared Sun
day and returned home yesterday, com
mitted suicide early to-day by throwing
herself from a four-story window. When
she returned yesterday she told a story of
abduction and" her parents threatened to
send her to a reformatory.
Arrest of a Mormon.
SALT LAKE, Utah, April 23.— John
Beck, president of the Bullion-Beck Mia
ing Company and a prominent member of
the Mormon Church, has been arrested on
the charge of unlawful cohabitation. The
case will come up for trial on Thursday.
OF ISTEREST TO THE COAST.
More Pension* and Fostoffires for Cali-
WASHINGTON", D. C, April 23.— Among
the coast arrivals are John G. Holbrook
and Charles L. Shoup, San Francisco; R.
L. Hennessy, Los Angeles; P. G. Holmes,
A postoffice was to-day established at
Rolinda, Fresno County, with James W.
Kennedy as postmaster. Samuel G. Valpey
has been commissioned postmaster at
Knights Ferry, Cal.
Pensions have Deen granted as follow?:
California: Original — Bernard Flood
(alias James McGovern), Hollister, San
Benito County; John F. Whittier, San
Diego; William Thompson. Twin Oaks,
San Diego County. Increase — Newton H.
Chittenden, Santa Barbara. Reissue —
Robert Harrison, Eden Vale, Santa Clara
County. Restoration— William B. Masson,
Chino, San Bernardino County. Original
widows, etc.— Ellen V. Flanagan, San
Francisco; Louise K. Hopkins, Ross Sta
tion, Marin County ; minors of George W.
Smith. San Francisco and Oakland;
Catherine Kuhn, Wrights, Santa Clara
County; minor of Lewis C. Smith, Wheat
villp, Fresno County. Mexican War
widows — A maDda B. Clark, Hanford,
Oregon: Reissue- Thaddeus M. Hamil
ton, Corvallis, Benton County. Original
widows, etc. — Sarah Thrussel, North Yaiu
hill, Yamhill County.
CANCELED THEIR PATENT
Judge Taft Decides a Noted
Case Against the
The Cowles Company Perpetually
Enjoined From Using a Sep
CLEVELAND, Ohio. April 22.— An opin
ion has been handed down by United
States Circuit Judge Taft which decides a
famous patent case which has been in
court for a number of years and which has
excited a great deal of interest. The suit
was brought by Francis Lowery, executor
of the estate of Grosvenor P. Lowery,
against the Cowles Electric Smelting and
Aluminum Company and A. T. Osborne.
The defendants claimed that they had
the right to two patents by assienment
from Charles Bradley for a process of sep
arating metals, particularly aluminum,
from their ores by the use of an electric
current, both to fuse and electroize the
ores. Ttiey claimed that they came into
possession of the patents by virtue of a
sale to A. T. Osborne who was said to have
assigned the right to the Cowles Electric
Smelting and Aluminum Company.
The plaintiffs, on the other hand, claimed
that Bradley sold and assigned the putt-nt
right to them, and that they held letters
patent at the Department of Patents in
Washington. The Cowles people also held
letters patented, and the suit was to deter
mine which party wa* guilty of infringe
Judge Taft, in a voluminous opinion,
covering over fifty pages of typewritten
matter, held that the defendants had in
fringed and were n<H entitled to letters of
patent. He eranU-d the plaintiffs a per
petual injunction restraining the defend
ants from using the patent rights, and or
dered the letters of patent held by the
Cowles people canceled and declared void.
Scientist* doing to Alaska.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 25.— A
scientific expedition in the interests of the
Academy of Natural Sciences will start for
Alaska to-morrow, to be absent four or
five months. Dr. Benjamin Sharp and
Juhn M. Justice make up the party. They
will leave on the United States revenue
cutter Bear, which is the flagship of the
American fleet in Arctic waters. The ex
pedition is in search of botanical speci
mens, birds, mammals and marine verte
Spinners Prepare to Strike.
BIDDEFORD, Me., April 23.— Three
thousand spinners in the Pepperill and
La Conia mills held a meeting and agreed
to strike May 1 if it shall seem necessary to
force an advance in wages. The mill
owners say wages will be advanced in July
if possible, but that they will not be forced
into making an advance now.
Carlisle and Blackburn.
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 23.-An effort
is being made by the Cnamber of Com
merce to arrange a joint debate between
Secretary of the Treasury Carlisle and
Senator Blackburn on the currency ques
tion in this city at an early date. Senator
Blackburn is said to have agreed.
Arizona Cattle in Quarantine.
EUREKA, Kaxs., April 23.— T0-day the
Livestock Sanitary Commission issued an
order that the cattle brought here from
Arizona last Sunday be immediately re
moved from the State and that the Santa
Fe yards, in which they were quartered, be
placed in quarantine.
For the Single Standard.
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 23.— The Re
publicans of Woodford County, Senator
Blackburn's home, in convention to se
lect delegates to the State convention, de
clared in unequivocal terms for the "single
gold standard, " with only one dissenting
For a Sound Currency.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 23.— A meet
ing of the Board of Trade was held to-day.
Declarations were made for sound cur
rency on a single gold basis, and it was de
cided to send a delegation of fifteen to the
Memphis money conference on May 23.
Shortage of a Cashier.
CHARLOTTE, S. C, April 23.— James
R. Holland, cashier of the Merchants' and
Farmers' National Bans of this city, has
been discovered short in his accounts to
the amount of $75,000.
Mrs. Parnell in a Sad State.
BORDENTOWN, N. .T., April 23.— Mrs.
Parnell is now in a critical condition. She
has had five convulsions since early this
morning and nas grown much weaker.
Made a legil Holiday.
ALBANY, N. V., April 2>.— ln the As
sembly to-night the bill to make Lincoln's
birthday a State holiday (February IS)
was passed without a dissenting vote.
For the Trial of Strerit.
FORT SCOTT, Kaxs., April 23.— A jury
was to-day secured to try the case of Noah
Strivel, accused of murdering his father,
Chariel Stewart strevil, March l&
Respite for Dr. Jiuchanan.
ALBANY, N. V., April 23.— Governor
"Morton has granted Dr. Buchanan ? a re
spite for one week.
ALL AFTER A SHARE
Grasping Nations May
Profit by China's
RUSSIA IN THE LEAD,
Protests Against Japan Annex
ing Any Part of the
FRANCE AND GERMANY NEXT.
England Will Not Join Any Combi
nation to Interfere With the
Spoils of Victory.
LONDON, Eng., April 23. -The Stand
ard's Berlin correspondent telegraphs:
The action of France, Russia and Germany
has not yet exceeded a friendly, but ener
getic protest against the Japanese annex
ing any part of the Chinese mainland. I
hear that the Russian Minister at Peking
has already been instructed to negotiate
with the Chinese foreign officials regarding
the cession of the Chinese territory which
Russia demands in compensation for the
Japanese acquirings. China, being unable
to reject Russia's demands, hopes to con
fine them to the cession of a portion of
Manchuria and an ice free port.
The Daily News says it understands that
the Government will not join any combi
nation of the powers to interfere with the
results of the Japanese victory. The Min
isters were willing 3nd anxious to avert
the war, but they do not consider that
British interests are injuriously affected by
the terms of peace.
ST. PETERSBURG, Rr«iA, April 23.—
The Svet declares that Russia has con
centrated in Japanese waters twenty-two
warships, carrying 360 guns and a large
body of men. This fleet, it is added, with
the French squadron, makes a total of
thirty-seven warships, carrying 610 guns.
Moreover, according to the paper, a Rus
sian army of 20.000 men could occupy
Je3«o and take Japan in the flank should
YOKOHAMA, Japan, April 23.— 1t is
j officially denied that the Chinese customs,
' by the terms of the treaty of peace with
Japan, are placed under Japanese control.
The stipulation says that on the pay
i ment of the first two installments of in-
I demnity to be paid by China. Wei-Hai-Wei
j might be evacuated, provided China
! pledges her customs revenue in order to
! secure the payment of the balance due.
; This, it is added, is optional, and might
j never take effect. At present theri is no
intention of touching the customs revenues
of China, much less placing them under
the control of Japan.
-VOFF HAS THE SIGHT.
Japan -Wiy Make Tariffs on United
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.—
Japan's right to frame her own tariff rates
on United States goods has now accrued
under the terms of the new Japanese treaty
with the United States, thirty days having
expired since the exchange of ratifications.
Minister Kurino of Japan says, however,
that while the subject of a general tariff
law has been considered in the Japanese
Diet, he has not yet been informed of the
enactment of a law. Under these circum
stances, the Japan rate on United States
goods will remain at 5 per cent ad valorem
until the act is passed.
From other official sources it is learned
that a new tariff law is not likely to be
passed until Japan has concluded all her
new treaties with European powers. It is
stated that the new tariff will not be on the
line of a high protective policy, but will be
a revenue tariff. While Japan has many
infant industries, it is said they are making
phenomenal advancement. Wnen the
new tariff is framed it is understood that
its most important features referring to
the United States are likely to be as fol
Kerosene oil, which is now the largest
item of United States export to Japan, will
probably remain at 5 per cent ad valorem.
Flour, breadstuffs, canned goods and other
domestic necessities will either remain at
5 per cent or be scaled down, as the Japan
ese policy is to cheapen the necessaries of
life. Kaw cotton, which is the third item
of export, being sent in great quantities
from the Southern States to Japan, is likely
to go on the free list. Japan is anxious
to get raw material for her flourishing
cotton factories, which are turning out a
product which competes, it is claimed,
with the best cottons of the world. It is
said that the freight rates to Japan are an
other factor which protects her industries.
TIIEOSOPHISTS DO -YOT AGREE.
Annie Besant and Her Charge Against
NEW YORK, N. V., April 23.— A London
dispatch says that Annie Besant is to re
open her charge against W. Q. Judge, the
vice-president of tueTheosophical Society,
alleging that Mr. Judge has manufactured
and distributed forged messages of the
Mahatmas. Mr. Judge was seen by a re
porter last night at the Theosophical So
ciety rooms. He said: "Annie Besant
want? to be president of the society, but
cannot as long as I remain vice-president,
for I am in line of succession when the
present president shall no longer hold office.
These charges that she brings are absurd.
In the first place I never had the audacity
to claim to receive those messages and, in
the second, suppose I had claimed to re
ceive them, who but the Mahatmas them-
Belrea could deny my claim ? Suppose that
I exhibited their signatures, where is Annie
Besant to get the originals to prove that I
have forged the names?"
STOLE A STAMP COLLECTIOX,
Sensation Caused by the Arrest of Society
MONTREAL, Qtebep, April 23.— Edgar
Nelton, an American variety performer,
has causea the arrest of Dr. Cameron, one
of Montreal's society physicians, charging
him with the theft of a $4000 stamp collec
tion. Some months ago Nelton com
plained to the police that an unknown man
pretending to be hL". friend had called at
his rooms and stolen the stamps. At
about the same time Dr. Cameron claimed
to have been robbed in a similar manner
by a man who called in his absence. Nel
ton now claims to have proof that the
doctor sold some of the stamps belonging
to his stamp collection. The arrest has
caused a great sensation.
Orerflow of the Itnieper.
LONDON", Eng., April 23.— A dispatch to
the Standard from Odessa says the river
Dnieper has overflowed its banks and
Hooded . portions -of the Governments
of Kieff and Tiechernigoff. Many per
sons have been drowned and immense
damage has been done to crops and prop
MRS. MA CK'S XX TBA TiITI O.V.
A Clear Ca»n Made Out Againal One
HAMILTON, O.vr., April 23.— The case
against Mrs. Mack, whose extradition is
asked for in connection with the counter
feit stamp swindle, was resumed to-day.
The United States Attorney from New
York was presented, also the Chief of the
Secret Service Bureau at Washington.
On the evidence of Arthur Fish of this
city, who was taken to Chicago to identify
Morrison, and by the testimony of Captain
■ Porter and Charles Felton, of Chicago, and
others, it was shown that Mrs. Mack, the
woman under arrest, and Mrs. McMillan of
26 Carroll street, Chicago, are one and the
same. Also that George Morrison is C. 0.
Jones of Chicago.
The testimony of these and other wit
nesses showed that an engraving outfit,
such as would be used for counterfeiting
stamps, gummed paper, a perforating
machine, etc., were discovered in a small
room in Mrs. McMillan's residence in
Chicago; that Morrison, alias Jones, and
three other men were there constantly at
work for weeks, and that the prisoners dis
appeared from there a month ago.
The express office clerks from Buffalo
positively identified the prisoner as the
woman who sent the package of counter
feit stamps to firms in Chicago, and one of
the parties in that city who were duped
by them told of his communications with
the Hamilton concern. Two of the wit
nesses described how Mrs. McMillan ar
rived here on April 3 under the name of
Mack and met Morrison as if they were
This closed the case for the crown and
Mr. Nesbitt, Q. C, for the defense, asked
for an adjournment until Thursday to de
cide if he will offer any evidence for the
prisoner. Mr. Greer, for the crown, argued
that a prima-facie was all that was neces
sary and the defense could not call evi
dence, except to let the prisoner go into
the box. Decision was reserved.
MEXICAN BANDITS SHOT
Two of the Most Noted Cut-
throats Put to Death in a
At the First Volley They Fall Riddled
With the Bullets of the
GUADALAJARA, Jalisco. Mex., April
23. — The execution by shooting of the fa
mous Jaliscan bandit?, Feliciano Mariavos
and Mauricio Rivera, early yesterday
morning, attracted wide attention. Hope
of reprieve by President Diaz was held by
the lawyers and friends of the condemned
until the night before the execution, when,
the time of limitation having expired, the
prisoners were ordered to prepare for death
at sunrise. They spent most of the night
either in praying to the images in the
prison chapel, to which they were allowed
access, or in pacing back and forth in their
quarters. At 4 :30 o'clock several priests
arrived and took their confessions, remain
ing with them until the end.
At 5 o'clock Sub-Lieutenant Jose Nan
carte arrived at the cartel with an escort
of twenty gendarmes from the Jalisco State
forces, and two minutes later filed out
with the prisoners, who affectionately em
braced their spiritual comforters. On
taking leave of the priests the two bandits
were placed in a kneeling position on the
north side of the prison, and at the word
of command were pierced with bullets
from the double tile of police, who fired in
uni<on and with telling effect. The two
men dropped dead, falling toward each
other, after which "Tiros de gracia" were
given in the chest and brain of the already
dead men. The police, priests and others
who had witnessed the spectacle then left
and the relatives were admitted. After
giving vent to their grief, the families of
the executed outlaws replaced their regu
lar clothing and bore away the bodies for
Mariavos and Rivera were among the
most desperate outlaws and bandits who
ever operated in the coast country.
FREXCH STRIKERS VIOL EXT.
Mobs Attack Car* and Omnibuses on the
Streets of Paris.
PARIS, France, April 23.— The omnibus
and tramway strikers are becoming vio
lent. Several cars were overturned to-day
and the windows of others were smashed.
An excited mob of the strikers ended this
afternoon in the men rushing out of the
hall shouting, "Death to the blacklegs;
overturn the cars."
The strikers then attacked the cars and
omnibuses on the main boulevards and
ill treated the drivers. The Republican
Guards eventually dispersed the rioters,
making several arrests.
Resigns Bin Portfolio.
OTTAWA. O.vr., April 23.— Hen. J. C.
Patterson. Minister of Militia in the pres
ent Government, has resigned his portfolio
and will leave for California to-morrow.
Friction between himself and Major-Gen
eral Herbert is the cause of the resignation.
Mr. Patterson has large interest in the Pa
cific State, and has announced that as long
as Canada is ''England's donkey engine"
he will not live in the country.
Trial of the Minneapolis.
COLON, Colombia, April 23.— The offi
cial twenty-four hours' trial of the speed of
the United States cruiser Minneapolis, just
completed, was satisfactory to the officers.
It is reported that she earned the bonus
depending upon a successful accomplish
ment of this trial.
Chinese Shipped in Coffins.
MONTREAL, Canada, April 23.— United
States customs officers have unearthed a
gang of smugglers who shipped Chinese
across the border to Vanceboro. Me., in
perforated coffins from St. Johns, N. B.
Prince Adolph Sustained.
BERLIN, Germany, April 23.— A dis
patch from Detmold, Lippe, states that the
Diet of that principality has confirmed the
regency of Prince Adoiph of Schaumburg-
Lippe pending a judicial settlement of the
dispute regarding the succession.
JUarrassinff Son- Union Miners.
POMEROY, Ohio, April 23.— A messen
ger in a buggy dashed into town from
Minersville at 1 a. M. and stated that the
village was about to be burned by riotous
strikers. Sheriff Titus went to the place
single-handed to reconnoiter. Spies evi
dently notified the strikers of his approach,
as they disappeared from the streets before
his arrival. Last night's outbreak was
caused by a report that eighteen non-union
miners would go into the mine this morn
ing. The strikers had a meeting and re
solved to harrass the non-union men until
they were forced to retreat.
Baktholomay'b Rochester Beer Is unexcelled as
to jpuiitj-, taste and bxigbtaeas. Tor it.
WAR AGAINST HOVAS.
Several Minor Victories
Won by Invading
FRANCE AND THE FRAY.
Natives Gallantly Defend the
Tombs of Their
WALLER'S WORK AS A SPY.
By Means of Waving Colored Lan
terns at Night the Movements
of the French Made Known.
PARIS, France, April 23.— Official dis
patches from Madagascar say the Hovas
have gathered large forces along the main
routes from Tamatave and Mojunga.
Throughout the island posts with several
hundred men stationed at each have been
A French gunboat hag ascended the
river Betsiboka and silenced a Hova bat
tery at Mahabe. The enemy was driven
out with a loss of eight killed.
Two cannon were captured. The popu
lation of the village gathered around the
tombs of the chiefs in order to defend
them, but on finding that the French re
spected the graves they yielded and asked
protection from the Hovas, who had an*
other camp of 3000 men at Maidane, on
the other side of the river.
General Metzinger, with four companies
of infantry and artillery, attacked Maidane
on April 3 and routed the enemy, killing
100 and wounding many. The French loss
was 35 wounded.
The Soir states that ex-American Consul
John L. Waller, who was brought from
Madagascar to Marseilles under arrest,
acted as the medium between the Hovas
and the English for the conveyance of
orders for inanitions and arms.
When France declared war against the
Hovas, Waller, according to the Soir,
acted as a spy at Mojunga, and by means
of waving colored lanterns at night ad
vised the Hovas of the movements of the
French. This once nearly resulted in 600
French troops falling into the hands of the
Germany and the Tariff.
BERLIN, Germany, April 23.— The
Reichstag reassembled to-day and dis
cussed the customs tariff amendment bill.
The motion of Baron yon Stumm-Halberg
(Conservative) to include a paragraph giv
ing the Government full powers to impose
additional duties as reprisals for hostile
duties imposed by foreign States was
Count yon Posadowski, Secretary of the
Imperial Treasury, said the Federal
Government approved this paragraph,
while reserving the right to determine as
occasion arose when to utilize the power.
Sir Charles to Gain Control.
LONDON, E>-g., April 23.— 1n it 3 finan
cial article the Times says: The commit
tee of the stockholders of the Grand Trunk
Railway Company of Canada has obtained
6000 proxies, representing £13,000.000 worth
of stocks, favoring Sir Charles Rivers Wil
son for the presidency oi the company ia
succession of Sir Henry Tyler, whose re
election is opposed by the committee.
With the securing of these proxies a
majority for the committee's plans is
Riot of Soldiers in Formosa.
HONGKONG, Chdta. April 23.— 1n a riot
among soldiers in the northern portion of
the island of Formosa recently twenty
nine persons, including two officers, were
killed and fifty wounded.
Henry Farquharson Dead.
LONDON. Eng., April 23.— Henry Far
quharson, M. P., is dead. He was born in
1867, and has represented West Dorset in
Parliament since 1885 as a Conservative.
\\ hen you are told
that the retail dealers (
can sell as cheap as
we do. Don't you be-
lieve it when you are;
told that we don't save;
you fully 50 per cent. - ;
Put your thinking
caps on and see ior^
yourselves — through
how many hands an
article of consumption
; passes before reaching
; the consumer. We
manufacture all our
i Clothing at 594 Broad-
i way, New York, and
: sell to you direct at
our warerooms. Thus
I you can see how all
* middle men's profits
I are avoided and a sav-
l ing of 50 per cent is
made for you.
HYAMS, PAUSON & CO,,
25 and 27 Sansome Street.
DIRECT TO THE PUBLIC.
g^On May 6th we will occu-
py the premises now occupied by
the Chicago Clothing Company
in conjunction with our present
premises and sell clothing in
the retail district at wholesale