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BERING SEA MUDDLE
Officials Admit That the
Situation Is Now
ORDERS FOR, THE GRANT.
Urged to Make All Possible
Speed to Warn the North
SEIZURES TO BE AVOIDED.
England's Repudiation of the Agree
ment Places Affairs In a
rORT TOWNSEND.Wabh., May 15.— The
United Stales Government realizes that it
will be a difficult undertaking to intercept
the revenue cutters now cruising in the
North Pacific before they have an oppor
tunity of seizing Canadian sealing vessels
which they may iind within the prohibited
Maters, violating the Bering Sea regula
tions as they presume them to exist, being
ignorant of Great Britain's repudiation.
Almost a week will elapse before the cutter
Grant receives sufficient repairs for a sea
voyage. The whereabouts of the patrol
fleet is unknown, other than that of the
cutter Rush, carrying commander of the
fleet, C. L. Hooper, which is supposed to
be cruising slowly along the coast of
Alaska toward I'nalaska.
The Bear and Corwin had general in
structions to take a zigzag cruise west and
northwest of Cape Flattery and report at
Unalaska early in July. The territory to
be covered reaches as far west as 180 de
crees and south to 35 north latitude, cover
ing an area of about 40,000 square miles,
somewhere in which are the three cutters
which the Government desires to notify
not to seize vessels for violating the sealing
That the situation is critical is evidenced
by the receipt of numerous dispatches
from the department by Captain Tozier of
thp Grant, who is urged to make all pos
sible haste to start out in quest of the fleet.
It is believed that the Government will dis
patch a vessel at once from Mare Island
on a similar mission.
A well authenticated report conies from
Victoria to-day that a prominent naval
officer of the British warship Pheasant,
now supposed to be cruising west along
the Alaskan coast, had previous to his de
parture made the statement that Great
Britain had co rnodiiied her orders this
year as to practically abrogate the restric
tive regulations. This statement was made
about April 25, when the relations between
the two Governments were somewhat
strained over the Nicaragua incident.
It is said that British naval officers at
Esquimalt two weeks ago had received offi
cial intimation that their Government in
tended repudiating the agreement of jointly
patrolling the sea, and delayed making
the announcement public pending the
Niearaguan trouble, thereby permitting
the United States Government to send her
lleet of vessels north. Under the present
aspect of affairs, if the American cutters
should seize any Canadian vessels for using
tirearms in sealing serious complications
might arise between the two nations.
Officers in communication with the de
partment admit the situation to be criti
cal and are bending every effort to get the
Grant ready for sea by next Monday. - :
A CLASS OF LAWS.
Trouble Likely to Result if Vessels Arc
Seized for Carrying Arms.
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 15.— 1t can
be stated authoritatively that British ships
will be sent to Bering Sea to patrol against
poachers and to use every effort for the j
carrying out of the Paris award and the
British law based thereupon.
The instructions to the British ships
will not, however, direct the seizure of yes- j
sels ..found with arms, but will require i
other external evidence of sealing, such as I
the possession of skins, the presence of i
blood on the ship, etc., as a basis of seiz- i
ure. This will differ from the instructions j
of last year, which made the open posses
sion of arms prima-facie evidence.
The British law, based on the Paris
award, does not forbid the open carrying
of arms. The United States law, which is
. held by the authorities of Great Britain to
have gone beyond the Paris award, makes
the open possession of arms prima-facie
evidence of sealing. . .
The British regulations last year yielded
;to a certain extent to the United States j
law. Now. however, the British law will ;
be strictly adhered to, the theory of the
.British authorities being that the Paris
arbitrators had the amplest means of pro
viding against the extermination of the
:; seals, : and that the award fully executed .
.-" will give full protection. \h '■ ::;■. .[ ;• - ; •: :
Under these circumstances, 'a serious
question arises as- to whether United States
naval vessels will apprehend British seal
ers because they openiy carry arms, this
not being against the British regulations.
Last year a ; United ; - States ship appre
hended the British sealer Wanderer under
section 10 of the United States law, which
provides that \ possession of arms is prima
facie evidence of sealing. Again a United
States ship apprehended the British sealer
Favorite, on the same grounds. - ■■■ j .
This ; raised the ' question ; whether a
r United States naval ship has the right to
v: execute a United States law against a Brit
ish ship when the British law recognizes
no such ; offenses. : There is reason to be
: V lieve the : British ; policy hereafter will be to
allow United States ships to apprehend
,; British ships under the British law, but
not under the United States law.
J. cAt the request of the British embassy,
'-. Earl Aberdeen, Governor-General of
Canada, has been directed to furnish
■ the list of ships for the patrol of Bering
Sea. He will forward it as Boon as it is
received from the commander of the
British fleet at Vancouver. •
In view of these facts, it is declared by
the representatives of Great Britain in
Washington that there will be a full and
sincere co-operation in the patrolling of
Bering Sea against poachers.
It is insisted that the serious apprehen
sions of the officers of the United States
Government are not justified, these offi
cers having grave fears that the result of
Great Britain's modification with respect
to firearms will be the extermination of the
Allotting the Seal Catch.
WASHINGTON, D.' C., May 15. — The
Treasury officials have practically decided
upon the number of skins which the North
American Commercial Company may.take
during the coming season. The company
will be authorized to take 7500 skins; and
this number may be increased to any num
ber not exceeding 15,000, if in the judgment
of the Department's agent at the Pribyloff
Islands such increase would not endanger
the herds. '
HOLD-UP SEAR SAXTA CLARA.
Tiro Men Rob a Gubserville Saloon of Cash
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 15.— News wa?
brought to San Jose officers to-night of a
bold hold-up at Gubserville, near Santa
Clara. Two men drove up to the saloon of
Frank Gubser about 9 o'clock and held up
the proprietor. They entered the saloon
and ordered drinks and then covered him
with revolvers. They secured about $28
out of the drawer, fifty cigars and a lot of
cigarettes. After the robbers left the sa
loon the barkeeper followed them. They
fired three shots at him without effect and
COXGREGATIONALISTS IN S r.S.s/o N
Interesting Feature* of the Meeting Held
at San Jose.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 15.— The eigh
teenth semi-annual meeting of the Santa
Clara County Congregational Association
began at the First Congregational Church
in this city last night.
After a short business meeting devo
tional services were conducted by Itev. C.
Victor Martin. Rev. L. D. Kathbone read
a paper on "A Review of George D. Her
ron's Lecture on 'The Christian State.' "
The session closed with a lengthy discus
sion on the paper.
To-day's session was well attended.
Papers were read on "Methods of Securing
Attendance and Work," by H. L. Plant;
"How to Make the Adult Bible-class
ProfitaDle," by Abel Whittcn; "The Chil
dren and the Church — How to Gather
Them In," by Myron E. Hall.
The session this evening was an inter
esting one and was largely attended. A
general discussion on international fellow
snip occupied the evening, participated in
by pastors of different denominations, the
subjects being: "Our Fellowship in Ex
perience," by Rev. John G. Taylor of the
Congregational church; "Our Fellowship
in Doctrine," by J. W. Dinsmore of the
Presbyterian church; "Our Fellowship
Work," by John Hannon, D.D., of the
Methodist church; "Our Fellowship in
Hope," by L. Delos Mansfield, D.D., of
the Episcopalian church.
iCerovered a Diamond BroocJi.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 15.— Detective
Pickering to-da\' recovered a valuable dia
mond brooch belonging to Mrs. A. W. Bur
rell, the wife of a prominent bridge con
tractor of Oakland, from a pawnshop,
where it had been sold for $7 50 by a man
giving the name of B. F. Franklin.
About a weeJc ago Mr. and Mrs. Burrell
were down here and made a trip to Mount
Hamilton. On returning to the hotel the
brooch was missed, but a thorough search
of the vehicle failed to bring it to light.
The brooch is composed of nine diamonds
and a ruby and valued at about $100. The
man who disposed of it is known, and he
says he found it on the road. The man
will probably not be arrested, as Mrs. Bur
rell lias decided not to prosecute the case.
tiiieg for a Divorce.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 15.— Isaac N. Van
Doren to-day began an action for divorce
against his wife, Jennie Van Doren, on
statutory grounds. Two years ago a sim
ilar action was begun, but the parties
compromised and the suit was not pressed.
In the complaint at that time it was
charged Mrs. Van Doren had eloped with
Robert Gallimore, and had taken a trip
through Oregon, Washington and Mon
TWO WOMEN ARE AT WAR
One Arrested on Charges of
Larceny and Threats
The Imprisoned One Says Harsh
Things About Her Ac
"CHICAGO, 111., May 15.— Mrs. William
J. McGowan, lormerly VeraAva, alias Ann
O'Delia Diss de Bar, who a few years ago
created a sensation in the East, has been
arrested on a warrant sworn out by Miss
Phcebe Love of this city on charges of mak
ing threats to kill and larceny- as bailee.
Miss Love says she came to Chicago last
year from Beloit, Wis., and intended to
take a course of music lessons. She, with
her father, took rooms on West Harrison
street, and soon after met Mrs. Mc-
Oowan. The latter was introduced as Miss
Ava and won her confidence.
Continuing, Miss Love says she was
continually bewailing her fate, and Paid
that she was being persecuted. Two
months ago Miss Love removed to a house
on Park Row, where she claims Yera as
sumed control and refused to admit her
after Miss Love had been away two weeks.
So warrants were sworn out, Mips Love
averring that Mrs. McGowan had threat
ened to kill her if she attempted to force
her way into the house. At the station
Mrs. McGowan declared she had been
married to a man worth $60,000. She said
Miss Love Tiad been her husband's house
keeper and had been retained after the
marriage. Mrs. JMcGowan also said Miss
Love has a husband in the penitentiary
and she threatened to make it warm for
those who were prosecuting her.
Miss Love denies all this and says she
has never been married.
Granted Freight Rebates.
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 15.— General
Freight A rent Wright of the Baltimore
and Ohio was found guilty to-day in the
United States District Court of violating
the interstate commerce law, in granting
freight rebates to F. H. Bruenning on
goods shipped from Cincinnati.
Shortage Causes Suicide.
MANITOBA, Wis., May 15.— Frederick
Haukohi, City Treasurer, shot himself
through the head, dying instantly. He
was re-elected City Treasurer last spring
by the largest majority ever given a Re
publican. Shortage in his accounts is be
lieved to be the cause of his suicide.
Will Marry a Lord.
CHICAGO, 111., May 15.— A special from
Dubuque, lowa, says: Miss Bigley, until
a year ago a trained nurse at Finley Hos
pital, Dubuque, is soon to be married at
Los Angeles, Cal., to Lord Arthur Hep
burn, the owner of large estates in Entr
land and New Zealand.
General Coppinger in Charge. •
OMAHA, Nebr., May 15.— General Cop
pinger, who has been transferred to the
Department of the Platte, arrived to-day
and took charge. There has been no little
curiosity expressed in army circles as to
whom the general would select for his
The Railway Conductors.
ATLANTA, Ga., May 14.— At the meet
ing of the PLailway Conductors' Associa
tion to-day Grand Chief Conductor E. E.
Clarke was re-elected without opposition
for two years.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1895.
TRAITORS ARE SLAIN
Capture and Lynching
of the Three Dunn
VENGEANCE OF OUTLAWS
They Surround a Fortified
Cabin and Carry Off Their
TAKEN TO THE MOUNTAINS.
There the Disciples of Bob Ford
Were Undoubtedly Hanged In
GUTHRIE, 0. T., May 15.— Friends of
Sewcomb and Pierce, the Territory out
laws, who were betrayed by supposed
friends and cowardly assassinated near
Ingalls two weeks ago, have avenged the
death of their comrades.
According to the story of a courier who
came in to-day from Ingalls, O. T., John,
Calvin and William Dunn have been kid
naped by a number of the dead outlaws'
friends and lynched. At the time of the
killing local detectives took upon them
selves the glory of the capture of the out
laws and put in claims for the large
rewards that had been offered for their
A week ago, however, the Dunns, at
whose house, near Ingalls, the outlaws
stopped on the night of the killing, were
charged with betraying them into their
home under guise of friendship, and after
getting the two desperadoes drunk riddling
them with bullets as they slept. They had,
it was said, been promised large sums cf
money by detectives who had claimed the
The friends of Newcomb and Pierce
openly swore revenge. The Dunns barri
caded their place, secured a supply of arms
and ammunition and made their ranch a
They laid low until Sunday, says the
courier, when some of them were seen
about the place, apparently void of fear
and believing that the expected raid was a
bluff. That night the usual strict vigilance
kept by the brothers was relaxed, in the
further beliof that they were free from
molestation. The act, it appears, proved
fatal, and the three brothers were easily
taken by their enemies.
Late Sunday night a body of heavily
armed men drove up to the Dunn cabin,
and forming a cordon around it called
upon the brothers to come out and sur
render themselves, the marauders having
previously fired a volley into the air to
awaken their intended victims.
When the Dunns, John, Calvin and Wil
liam, saw the number of those without
they readily realized the worthlessneess of
making a tight and were quickly surround
ed. The women folks tried to dissuade
the captors from carrying out their pur
pose, but were rudely pushed aside.
The Dunns were placed upon horses, and
being told not to make an outcry were
hastily driven off toward the mountains.
Since then nothing has been heard of
the band or its captives, and the general
opinion is that the Dunns have, been
lynched, as the feeling against them was
most bitter. Searching parties are out
looking for the bodies, but as the des
peradoes probably took the victims to one
of their mountain rendezvous the prospect
of tracing them is very small.
rpvxn NO JiJt JDJfItX.
Fire Department Officials Exonerated by
ALBANY, N. V., May 15.-The report of
the Senate committee appointed to investi
gate the allegations of bribery in connec
tion with the New York City firemen's
salary bill will be submitted to the Senate
to-morrow. It finds that the allegations
were based upon the idle gossip of mem
bers of the Fire Department.
The utmost diligence failed to show that
there had been any corruption, and the
three Senators accused, it is declared, acted
in the best of faith.
The report deplores the alleged disposi
tion of newspapers to cast odium on mem
bers of the Legislature. The report is
INCREASING THE WAGES.
Other Companies Must Follow the Carne
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 15,-It is gener
ally believed that 10 per cent increase in
wages granted by the Carnegie Company
yesterday will cause a similar increase in
all the steel mills of the country. An offi
cial of the Carnegie Company stated to
day that the other companies would be
forced to give the same advance to avoid
strikes, which they cannot afford to stand
at the present time. To-day a member ol
the Sheet Manufacturers' Association de
clared, however, that the Carnegie advance
is not justified by the present market con
ditions, and that there must be a general
advance in the price of rails, beams, billets
and plates inside of thirty days.
The Verdict Approved.
ATCHISON, Kaks., May 14.-The jury
in the case of Jim Xutt, who made a mur
derous assault upon Leonard Coleman and
Mrs. Jessie Peyton in this county, last Feb
ruary, returned a verdict of guilty in the
Coleman case this evening. The jury was
out forty minutes. The extreme penalty
on this charge is ten years in prison. Nutt
made no statement, but it is expected that
the usual application for a new trial will
be made. The verdict is approved by the
people here. Nutt will be arraigned to
morrow on the charge of assault with at
tempt to kill Mrs. Peyton.
Unpatriotic to Participate.
BLOOMINGTON, 111., May 15.- An ex
citing discussion took place at to-day's ses
sion of the Illinois encampment of the
G. A. R. over the proposition to dedicate
on Decoration day the Confederate mbnu
ment at Chicago. There seems no doubt
that the encampment will pass a resolu
tion declaring that such use of the holiday
is grossly improper and unpatriotic and de
claring that G. A. R. posts should not par
Bought for Two Millions.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 15.-At the
auction sale to-day of the plant of the
Pennsylvania Steel Company the property
was bought in by E. B. Byers, chairman of
the reorganization committee, for $2,000,
--000, the amount of the bonded indebted
ness of the concern.
lirr/ulating the Price of Coffins.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 15.— The Na
tional Burial Case Association was formed
here to-day by the amalgamation of the
old National organization and the Eastern
burial case organization. The object of the
combination is to regulate prices. Two
hundred coffin-manufacturers, or 75 per
cent of all in the country, are in the new
TACTICS OF THE STJfDICATJS.
Gold Being Rushed Into the- Government
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.. NEW YORK, ;X. V.; May IS.-The
World this morning v says: ' Another
chapter was added to the big syndicate
history yesterday. ••.--' .: '■ - l :-\. \'-r
; A notice was sent to the bond banks in
terested in the . gold deal, requesting the
deposit by the banks of a large quantity
of gold in the sub-treasury there. The ex
planation jof this last move lets a bit of
light on the bargain which the syndicate
made with the Government. '
Most of the banks co-operating with the
bond syndicate were members of original
pools which subscribed for the last bond
issue at about 104.
It is estimated that the banks will now
deposit about $13,000,000 additional gold in
the Sub-treasury, raising the reserve to
In addition to this call the syndicate is
rushing forward foreign gold to complete
that end of the contract. Some ap
prehensive operators see in this
activity of payment a probability that
the syndicate will complete its con
tract with the Government so soon that
there will be time for another "scare" and
the need of another bond issue before fall,
when the heavy exports of grain usually
bring a natural flow of gold from Europe
to this country.
BOYCOTT ON THE CANADIAN
Action of the Trunk Line As-
sociation on the Northern
AM the Differential Rates on Coast
Business Are Can
CHICAGO, 111., May 15.— The Trunk
Line Association has virtually declared a
boycott against the Canadian Pacinc road.
All the Western roads this morning re
ceived official notice from the Trunk Line
Association that after May 14 all rates via
the Canadian Pacific (mentioned in tariff
sheet 32) would be cancelled. Some West
ern lines did not receive the circular until
this morning and the rates were abolished
"Tariff sheet 32" is the sheet which in
cludes all the differential rates made on
Pacific Coast business from Trunk Line
Association territory in favor of the
These are now entirely wiped out of East
Buffalo and Pittsburg, and of course the
differential on immigrant traffic, which has
been accorded the Canadian Pacinc, is
done away with as well.
The Western lines are entirely in the
dark as to the cause of the boycott. That
it sprung from the tight between the Can
adian Pacinc and the Grand Trunk there
is little doubt, and the opinion is general
here that the Grand Trunk, which is a
member of the Trunk Line Association,
has induced its fellow-members to make
common cause with it against an outside
THE if IKE WAS "SALTED."
Excitement Caused by the Foreclosure
on tin- Good Hope Property.
HAVERHILL, Mass., May 15.— The re
port of the foreclosure of a $100,000 mort
gage on the Good Hope gold mine at
Riverside, Cal., has created considerable
.excitement in this city. Dudley Porter,
president of the Merrimac National Bank
of this city, a shareholder of the mine, said
The Good Hope mine was bought by a
party of local gentlemen about a year tgo
for $150,000. G. W. Morse, at the time trus
tee of the Charleston estate here, was in
strumental in foisting the mine upon us by
false representations as to its value- We
soon discovered that the mine had been
"salted" and was worth nothing like the
price paid. Several of the stockholders
lost every cent put into it. The original
owner of the mine, a New York man
named Sipalfus, has foreclosed the $100,000
mortgage, but the stockholders will fight
the foreclose, alleging that the mine was
worth much less than they paid for it. The
mine is now paying expenses.
PERVJIAN BOXDS -RISJrJV©.
Prosperity Follows the Forming of the
NEW YORK, N. V., May 15.— Reports
received here indicate that since the provis
ional government was set up in Peru, the
bonds of the Peruvian corporation have
risen seven points and are now at 43. This
advance has caused surprise as it was be
lieved that the new administration would
take steps to annul the contracts under
which the corporation controls all of Peru's
railroads. It is said the bonds are being
bought up by Frenchmen who wish to get
control of the bonds. A majority of the
those interested in the Peruvian Corpora
tion are Englishmen. Sir Alfred Dent is
its president; ex-Mayor William R. Grace
and his brother, M. P. Grace, own con
siderable stock in it.
The election for Congressmen will be
held in Peru June 2G. The new congress
will elect a President. The withdrawal of
Valcarsol and Caceres from the race leaves
the field clear for Pierola.
TET A I'HOHIBITIOyiST.
John 1\ St. John Denies That He Is a
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May »15.— Ex-
Governor John i. St. John writes to the
Star from New York denying that he is to
drop prohibition and advocate free silver.
He says: "1 have not laid aside prohibi
tion and don't intend to. Nor have I dis
couraged the nomination of a Prohibition
ticket, and have not even thought of doing
any such thing. Nor am I big enough
fool to advocate free silver as the only
remedy for the ills which afflict the coun
Buchanan's Delayed Execution,
NEW YORK, N. V., May 15.— An order
signed by District Attorney Fellows has
been served on Davis <fc Kimball, consul
for Dr. Robert B. Buchanan, the convicted
wife-murderer, requiring them to appear
in the Court of Appeals in Albany on Mon
day, May 20, to show cause why an order
should not be issued to the warden of Sing
Sing prison to execute the sentence of the
Secretary Carlisle Declines.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 15.— The
Chamber of Commerce here recently in
vited Secretary Carlisle to address its mem
bers on "sound money," when he makes
his Western trip. Secretary Carlisle to
night telegraphed as follows: "I cannot
deviate from the programme announced,
and am compelled to decline your invita
COMING TO THE CITY
Susan B. Anthony and
Rev. Anna Shaw on
THEIR WORK IN IJTAH.
The Conference of Great Im
portance to the Women of
MANY CONVEBTS ARE MADE.
The Victories Won by the Energetic
Upholders of Equal
SALT LAKE, Utah, May 15.— Susan B.
Anthony, Eev. Anna Shaw, Mrs. Stans
bury and Mrs. Bradford, the noted woman
suffragists who have been in Salt Lake for
some days in attendance upon the confer
ence of the National "Woman's Suffrage
Association, left this afternoon for Ogden,
where an elaborate banquet was spread by
the ladies of that city in honor of the vis
itors, and a suffrage meeting was held in
the City Hall, the speakers being Miss An
thony, Rev. Anna Shaw and others prom
inent in the movement in Weber County.
Mrs. Emily S. Richards, Dr. Ellen Fer
guson and Mrs. Margaret Came of Salt
Lake accompanied the ladies to the junc
tion city and will there bid good-by to
Miss Anthony and Rev. Anna Shaw, who
are scheduled to leave on the midnight
train for San Francisco.
In conversation this afternoon with the
correspondent of the Call, Mrs. E. B.
Wells, president of the Utah Suffrage As
sociation, said that the conference was
decided upon at the late general conference
held in Atlanta, and it was decided that
aa Utah has been so prominent in the
National organization it would be most
appropriate to have the leaders visit the
Territory, but when this decision was
arrived at it was not known that so soon
would the question be brought to publio
notice, as was evidenced by the late fight:
in the constitutional convention, but in
the light of the victory won by the up
holders of equal rights in this convention
and the insertion of the deiired article in
the constitution the conference just closed
was of the utmost importance to the
women of the Territory, as it had made
many converts, and the interests of the
Territorial Association were brought di
rectly to the notice of the leaders in the
Miss Anthony expressed the greatest
appreciation of tne magnificent reception
tendered to herßelf and her colleagues
during their stay in Salt Lake.
Important Subjects Considered
at the Wasnington Con
Uniform Classification of Freight
Reconsidered and Finally
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 15.— The
convention of State Railroad Commission
ers finished its business and adjourned.
The officers elected were: Chairman, Com
missioner Billings of Michigan ; vice-chair
man, Commissioner Currie of North Da
kota; secretary, E. A. Mosley of the Inter
state Commerce Commission; assistant
secretary, M. S. Decker.
The committee on railroad statistics was
continued with authority to report at the
next annual meeting and a committee of
five was appointed to consider the question
of the regulation of the State and inter
state electric railroads which was -pre
sented in a paper by Commissioner Wood
ruff of Chicago.
Commissioner Knapp of the Interstate
Commerce Commission read a paper on
railroad legislation. Statistician Adams
presented a paper making suggestions for
reorganizing the accounting systems of
railroads in conformity with the revised
classification of one rating expense, which
took effect in July, 1894.
The subject of the uniform classification
of freight was reconsidered. The recom
mendations embodied in the report of the
committee on statistics were adopted.
The resolutions introduced yesterday by
Mr. Leisburg of Minnesota, asking Con
gress to authorize the collection of in
formation regarding cost and value of
railroads on which the estimates for Gov
ernment control might be based, were
again considered. Mr. Woodruff of Con
necticut, who opposed their object, urged
that the information would be of value at
any rate, and on his motion the resolu
tions were referred to a committee of five
to report at the next meeting.
WASHIXGTUX'S SICK FOLK.
Secretary Gresham Improved and Ad
miral Almy Dying.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., May 15.—Sec
retary Gresham slept well during the first
part of the night, but was very restless in
the morning hours. There is no marked
change in his condition. Representative
Cogswell's condition remains unchanged.
General Casey is slightly better.
Miss Dodge (Gail Hamilton) rested well
last night and is about the same.
Representative Hitt's condition is un
The condition of Rear- Admiral Almy is
much worse. He is 80 years old, and his
family is apprehensive that the end is
quite near. He rallied a little in the after
noon, but it is thought cannot survive an
other twenty-four hours. :.
If Alt JfO A UTHOSITT.
Senator Mitchell Criticize* the Conduct of
Delaware's Acting Governor.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 15.—Sena
tor Mitchell of Oregon, who is the senior
Republican member of tne Senate Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections, which
vrill pass on the credentials of Henry A.
Dupont, and of any other appointed Sena
tor by the Governor of Delaware, has
written a letter to Senator Higgins, in
which he says :
"I have no hesitation in giving you
personally my present impressions, which
are very strongly to the effect that the
acting Governor of your State, holding the
office of Governor, and exercising its func
tions, has no right to exercise any of the
functions of a Senator, either those relating
to the election of a United States Senator
or otherwise. If lam right in this, then it
would seem to follow very clearly that Mr.
Dupont was legally elected Senator."
He adds: "Possibly on full argument
of able counsel the view I have taken
might be changed."
couMi- or ■ x a sn claims.
Some Xoted Cases to He Considered in
.>?'.■•.; -y' •■•;■'•• -''.:'■'■'■ JVVtp Mexico.
SANTA FE, > T . M., May 15.— United
States Court of Private Land Claims has
convened here for a sixty days' trial.
Chief Justice J. R. Read of lowa pre
sides and a ..full bench is present. A very
large docket has been arranged, and among
the cases ■ is the famous Peralta grant, in
Arizona and Southwest New Mexico, which
. will come to trial in June. This claim has
been hanging over the best part of Ari
zona for thirty-five years. It has delayed
settlement and development because of
clouded title. United States Attorney M.
C. Reynolds says he is prepared not only
to defeat the right of the present claimants
to the alleged grant, but to go even further
aud challenge the existence of such a grant
to the alleged Baron Peralta.
In other words, the Governmant inves
tigation just concluded by Mr. Reynolds
discloses that the claim to the property
valued at $75,000,000 and growing in value
rapidly rests upon nothing but a stupen
dous foundation of fraud. Mr. Reynolds
believes that the Government will be able
to do more than this, as he has collected
the evidence which will show the parties
responsible for the manufacture of the
bogus title and of the false testimony and
PLAYED A CLEVER GAME
Arnold Received Considerable
Sums of Money to Buy a
Men of the West Who Were Anxious
to Marry Contributed to the
CHICAGO, 111., May 15.— C. G. Arnold
of this city was arrested to-day, charged
with using the mails for fraudulent pur
poses. He has made a practice of insert
ing matrimonial advertisements in various
papers representing himself as a woman.
Then he would induce his male corre
spondents to send him money, "with which
to buy a trousseau."
The authorities have quite a collection
of letters from Arnold's reputed dupes.
They are all addressed to either Miss Clara
LeClaire, Miss Cora Williams or Miss Jen
nie May Lamont. The only evidence of
any money procured by Arnold's epis
tolary efforts is a plaintive ap
peal from M. O. Thomas of Bry
antville, Mass., who writes to
the inspector that he corresponded with
"Miss Lamont' all of last winter and en
paged himself to marry her. He sent her
$20 to buy a wedding trousseau and a gold
band to seal the matrimonial compact.
When Thomas' letter was shown to him,
Arnold laughed and remarked: "That guy
got out a marriage license for us. I sold
his ring for $3."
W. C. Miller of Idaho Springs, Idaho,
gets down to bedrock principles and in a
short, businesslike way asks the fair claim
ant her object before he writes any fur
ther. James Brown of Martindale, Mont.,
says he could tell Clara more in an hour
than he could write in a week. He regrets
that he is eighty-five miles from the pho
William Spangler of Defiance, Ohio,
sends in his name as a correspondent, and
cannot help wondering how many other
gents are doing the same and what spirit
is prompting them to do it.
AT CAMP SCSOFIEZJD.
" Arkansas Day" Celebrated by Some In
MEMPHIS, Ten*., May 15.-This is Ar
kansas day" at Camp Schofield, so named
n honor of the Arkansas companies that
drilled for prizes this afternoon. The dele
gation of 2000 came over from Little Rock
to cheer the local soldiers.
The attraction in the morning was an
exhibition drill by Troops E and X, Third
United States Cavalry. This afternoon
two Little Rock companies drilled.
The feature ol the afternoon drill was
the drill of the Morton cadets of Washing
ton, in class B. The youngsters had al
iready appeared in class C, and from the
time they marched upon the field the im
provement in their work was noticeable,
they having lost all the nervousness they
showed on Monday.
The usual dress parade and band concert
were attended by large crowds this even
To Fay Homage to the Czar.
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 15.— Right Rev.
Bishop Nicholas of San Francisco, whose
title in the Russian church is Bishop of
Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, was in
the city yesterday en route for New York,
•whence he sails for Russia to pay homage
to the Czar. The mission on which the
Bishop is going is a religious obligation
and one that is imposed on all Russian
Bishops, it being imperative that they visit
as soon as possible each succeeding Czar,
who is the visible head of the church.
Seared a Debtor to Death.
BOWLING GREEN, Kt., May 15.—Mil
ton White, a wealthy farmer, has beeto in
dicted for murder. It is charged that his
victim, William Hines, also a farmer, was
scared to death. White claimed that Hineo
owed him $1000. He waylaid Hines, pre
sented a double-barreled Bhotgun, with
both hammers cocked, and compelled him
to sign a check for the amount claimed.
Within a few minutes Hines became
violently ill and died. His physicians
said he died from fright.
Jack Smith Yet TAves.
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., May 15.— Jack
Smith, the leader of the Bull Hill miners
during the war last summer, who was shot
by Marshal Kelly at Altman last even
ing, is still alive, but cannot live long. His
companion, George Papst, although seri
ously wounded, may recover. Smith
refuses to make any statement. Papst
says he was not shot by Kelly but by Dep
uty Sheriff Benton. Kelly says he shot
both men. Public sentiment in the camp
favors the officers.
Harrison Goes Hast.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 15. — Ex-
President Benjamin Harrison left for the
East this afternoon. To-morrow he will
stop at Newark, N. J., where he will re
ceive a medal from the New Jersey His
torical Society. From there he will go to
New York and stay at the Fifth-avenu*
Hotel two weeks. He will sit for a portrait
by Eastman Johnson, which is to be hung
in the White House with the other pictures
of the Presidents.
Miners of the West.
DENVER, Colo., May 15.— The sessions
of Western Federation of Miners to-day
were taken up with the reading and dis
cussing of the reports of several commit
tees. Pending the report of various other
committees business came to a standstill,
and but little was actually accomplished.
EGAN WILL CONTROL
Separate Receiver for
the Oregon Short
ANOTHER DECISION MADE
No End to the Controversy
With the Union Pacific
JUDGE GILBERT IS UPHELD.
Therefore the Property In Dispute
Will Be Controlled by the
ST. PAUL, Minn, May 15.— Judge Su
born of the United States Circuit Court
handed down his decision in the receiver
ship controversy of the Union Paciiic and
Oregon Short Line Railway. It i 9 practi
cally a victory for the petitioners for the
appointment of a separate receiver for the
If the conditions are met it is conceded
that the receiver will be John M. Egan,
who has already been appointed by Judga
Gilbert at Portland, Oregon.
The matter came up ten day? ago, the
American Loan and Trust Company of
Boston, holders of the second mortgage ol
$10,873,000, moving for a separate receiver*
The Union Pacific receivers opposd the
motion. The action proposed here is th^
same as has already been taken in Judgd
Gilbert's court as applied to property im
his circuit. I
Under Judge Sanborn's order, the reV
ceivers are directed to prepare a statement
of moneys in their hands applicable td>
paying interest on the first mortgage of thi
Oregon Short Line.
The order further provides for a hearinj
at which will be determined the amoun
which will be necessary to pay into th<
court to satisfy the interest of the firs
mortgage, and in case such amouut is paid
to arrange as to the form of the transfe
of the property to the receiver appointed
under this last bill of the second mortgagd .
The petitioners had agreed to pay th^s
interest in case a separate receivership b'ti
granted, so that the separate receivershio
seems assured. As John M. Egan has
been so appointed for part of the road by
Judge Gilbert, and as his appointment is
desired by the petitioners, he seems as
sured as the receiver for the entire Oregon
There Is Considerable Objection to the
OMAHA, Nebb., May 15.— 1n convention
to-day, the Catholic Knights of America
considered the proposition of inviting all
other Catholic bodies of similar character
to consolidate with it. Xo definite action
was taken, but the indications are that
something of the kind will be done. There
is much objection to that feature, how
Chairman O'Connor, in behalf of the
committee, reported adversely on the pro
posed amalgamation, receiving encourage
ment in the way of applause from the anti
federation portion of the convention.
The majority of the law committee has
adopted a conservative policy and favors as
few changes as possible. They were ad
verse to changes narrowing eligibility to
the State offlcersh:p and to preventing any
State with less than 200 members from
having a supreme delegate, unless it paid
his mileage itself.
Union College's Centennial.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., May 15.— Union
College, the oldest college north of New
York City and west of the Hudson River,
was first chartered in 1795, and commence*
ment week, June 23 to 25 next, will be de«
voted to centennial commemorative ser
vices. Preparations have been progressing
during the last two years and are now
complete. Addresses will be made by
President Gilman of Johns Hopkins, G.
Stanley Hall of Clark University and
many other prominent educators of the
South and East.
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