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PACIFIC COAST NEWS
A Murderer Seeks Aid
From the Mexican
Proposals for a Railroad Be
tween the Two Points Under
EPISCOPAL WOMEN CAN VOTE.
Broken Levees on the San Joaquln
and Kings Rivers Have Caused
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., May 16.—
Emilio Garcia, the condemned murderer,
who is to be executed June 5 at San
Quentin, has appealed to the Consul of
Mexico to save him, Garcia is a Mexican,
and has written to the Mexican Consul at
San Francisco, asking him to interfere.
District Attorney Daley has received a
letter from the Consul Inquiring into the
case, and asking for full details of the
trial. Garcia claims that the trial was
unfair, that he was not allowed to testify
by his attorney and that he is not guilty
of the brutal murder of "Chicken Jim" at
Colton, for which crime he is soon to be
executed, unless some power intervenes.
PETALVXA TO SASTA. ROSA.
Proposals to Build a Railroad Beticeen
These Points Under Consideration.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 16.— A very
important meeting was held here to-day,
at which B. M. Spencer presided and
Frank Brush acted as secretary. The
meeting was called to consider the propo
sition of James Keyes and others to build
a narrow-gauge railway from tidewater
at Petaluma to Santa Rosa. The proposal
is that Santa Rosa take $45,000 and Peta
luma $25,000 of 100 $10,000 fifteen-year first
mortgage bonds, the money to be paid to
the company at the rate of $3500 per mile
on completion of each mile of track.
The meeting to-day resulted in the ap
pointment of W. D. Reynolds, T. P.
Keegan, F. A. Brush and B. M. Spencer to
confer with Petaluma men and investigate
the matter and report on to people here
some time in the near future.
■ CLERGYMEN XX SESSION. -
Delegates Are Elected and Women Given
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' SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 16.— A convo
cation of the Protestant Episcopal Mission
ary Association in the jurisdiction of
Northern c California was" held to-day in
this city. Rev. G. A. Ottman, rector of St.
Paul's Church in Sacramento, was chosen
as delegate to the general convention of
the church to be held at Minneapolis next
October. C. Hitchcock of Penryn was
elected lay delegate. "■ Rev. John Partridge
of Petaluma was chosen as alternate dele
gate from the clergy and 0. W. Bush as lay
alternate. \ • 3 " . .
:' ° The Women May Vote. .. ,
LOS ANGELES, May 16.-At the morn
ing session of the California Episcopal
Diocesan Synod it was decided to give
women the right to vote for trustees and
vestrymen. There was a lengthy discus
sion before the resolution was adopted. :
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KILLED HY A RTTSAWAY TEAM.
Jatncs Smith, a Mexican War Tcteran,
Met a Very Sudden Heath.
YREKA, Cal., May 16.— James Smith,
a wealthy rancher of Little Shasta Valley
and father of School Superintendent Clar
ence Smith, was killed by a runaway team
last evening while on his way home from
Yreka. Deceased was a pioneer, a promi
nent Odd Fellow and a Mexican War vet
eran. He came around the Horn in 1846
and helped in the capture of Vera Cruz,
and was also present when the fleet took
Monterey. He was hignly esteemed
throughout this section of the State, and it
is expected his funeral next Sunday will
be the largest ever held in the county. He
was 65 years old.
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BR OK EM LEVEES CAUSE DAMAGE.
: Land Inundated and Wheat Crops Ruined
li'.f in Various Places. ,
.-■ FRESNO, Cal., May 16.— 1t is reported
that Kings River has overflowed its banks
on the Laguna de Tache ranch, twenty-five
miles southwest from here, and that about
„ 110 acres of fine "grain have been destroyed."
No further damage is yet reported. The
weather is still warm and the river will
probably go higher.
I % Later— Word from Hanford is to the
effect that the break in Kings River levee
has been mended and that no further
damage is now anticipated. The break
. occurred at Kingston at the head of the
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A Bad Break at Stockton.
STOCKTON, Cal., May 16.— This fore
noon the levee broke near Paradise Cut
and the water of the San Joaquin is run
ning over the country from Banks to
Moores Landing, a distance of about forty
miles. About one-quarter of the inun
dated land is wheat and the rest was
mostly grazing land. The San Joaquin
River is higher than it ever was before, the
last few days having melted a great volume
of snow in the mountains.
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Passing Bogus Checks, : >,
FRESNO, Cal., May 16.— 1. Cook has
been arrested here on a charge of forgery.
He presented a check for $80 to the pro
prietor of the Ogle House and received a
few dollars, leaving the check as security.
The check was signed A. K. Washburne,
and after Cook had left the hotel it was
found to be a forgery. Before his capture
be passed another check at T. S. Miller's
For Illegal Fishing.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 16.— T0-day
Seth Blanchard, Bert Blanchard and H.
Wetzelberg were sent to jail for twenty-five
days for illegal fishing, to which they
pleaded guilty. They caught thousands of
trout in Scotts Creek, many not measuring
over three inches long, when the law makes
it an offense to catch trout less than six
inches in length.
The Carson Murder Case.
CARSON, Nev., May 16.— Tramp No. 3,
arrested for the murder of Mrs. Sarman,
was released to-day. A witness saw him
thirty miles from the scene of the tragedy
when it occurred. The Williams hearing
will come up next week.
.Arrested the Wrong Man.
UKIAH, Cal., May 16.— This morning
Sheriff Johnson captured one of the parties
suspected of having been concerned in the
robbery of the Cloverdale postoffice. The
individual was more than r anxious to ■■ re
turn to Cloverdale, but his statement ; re
garding his whereabouts and action since
the burglary convinced the \ Sheriff lof his
innocence, so he was discharged from cus
tody. ■ ,* • ;■ ' - .',_■ !/::.' : - v -"S =
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The Electric Road Gets a Setback.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal.. May 16.—
Today's session of the City Council prom
ised to be one of considerable interest to
citizens on account of its being the date
set for opening bids upon the franchise
recently granted to a new electric road.
The clerk reported, however, that no bids
had been received. W. F. Reed of the
company appeared before the Council and
stated that owing to the delay in granting
the franchise he had been unable to con
trol the expected funds and asked for an
extension of thirty days, which was
granted. The building of this road is
anxiously looked forward to by Santa
Barbara people. The surveyed route will
not only give new and improved facilities
for travel in the town, but covers the whole
of the adjoining country from Carpinteria
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Whole Arrest of Bicyclists. .
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 16.— The
police made wholesale arrests to-night of
bicyclists who failed to carry headlights
on their wheels, as required by a city or
Killed by the Railroad Cars.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May IG.— To-day
a railroad sectionhand named Isaac Pas
colat fell under a car at Newcastle and
WASHINGTON'S JURY LAW
It Has Been Lost and the State
Will Lose Thousands of
Men Who Will Contend for the
Long-Distance Walking Cham
TACOMA, Wash., May 16.—Remonstra
tion in this State against the expense of
the jury law then in force culminated in
the Legislature last winter in the passage
of a law reducing the pay of jurors from
$4 to $2 per day. It was supposed that the
new law passed all right until to-day, when
it was discovered that the edition of session
laws completed by the Secretary of State,
James H. Price, does not contain the new
law fixing the pay of jurors, and under the
law it is not in effect, though regularly
There is no minute of its passage in the
records, and all trace of the bill is lost.
The State will lose thousands of dollars by
this omission, whether intentional or
otherwise. This missing jury law has ex
cited suspicion in regard to the fate of
other laws passed by the Legislature, and
compilation and records are now being
closely compared by members of the Leg
islature from this county.
FOREST FIRES ITf WASHINGTON.
Considerable Damage none Along the
Xorthern. Pacific Railroad Tracks.
TACOMA, Wash., May 16.— Large forest
fires are raging along both sides of the
Northern Pacific tracks from South Prairie
to the summit of the Cascade Mountains, a
distance of fifty-five miles. At Lester,
seventy miles east of here, the postoffice
building and two small residences were
burned with all their contents yesterday.
The railroad employes saved the com
pany's property by using locomotives and
throwing water over the buildings. There
were a number of loaded trains on the side
tracks there. The fire caught from burn
ing logs and is still raging about the town.
The railroad's bridge and section crewa are
all fighting the flames. Superintendent
McCabe reports that fires were put out in
the snowsheds several times to-day. They
had caught from falling burning trees. A
high wind would cause great damage, but
rain is looked for.
A. UONG-DISTAXCE WALK
From San Francisco to Sew York for the
Championsh ip .
TACOMA, Wash., May 16.-Vanderbilt
H. Button, who claims to be champion
long-distance walker of America, now
living at American Lake, near here, will
leave here for San Francisco in a few days
to meet W. C. Thompson and walk a match
with him from that City to New York for
$2500 a side and the championship of
America. Sutton says he is backed by
Richard K. Fox and that Harry Parsons of
New York is his manager and trainer.
Sutton says they will have three months'
limit in which to cover the distance and
that the winner will be presented with a
belt by Fox. Sutton claims a record of
thirty days from New York to Chicago, a
distance of 1000 miles. He says Thompson
claims to have covered 1000 miles in thirty
one days. Sutton says the money is all up
and that the articles are signed.
An Acrobat Seriously Injured.
TACOMA, Wash., May 16.— Chauncey
Harmon, the well-known trapeze and hori
zontal-bar performer, while exercising on
the bars in the pavilioh at Washington
Park, near Seattle, to-day, fell, breaking
his left arm in two places and sustaining
internal injuries. The doctors report that
he is not yet out of danger.
CARHIEI> CASES OF COAL Oil,.
Seizure of a Steamer for Violating Xavi-
V <jalion Laics.
ORTLAND, Ob., May 16.— The steamer
Dalles City, plying between this city and
the Cascades, was seized to-night by Col
lector of Customs Black for violating the
. The offense was carrying 168 cases of
coal oil from this city to the Cascades.
The statute makes it unlawful for a steamer
to carry coal oil or other explosives when
there is other means of conveyance.
The Oregon Railway and Navigation
Company's road follows the Columbia
River from this city, thus furnishing rail
transportation to the Cascades and other
The steamer Regulator, which runs be
tween the Cascades and The Dalles, will
also be seized to-morrow for the same of
fense, as the shipment of coal oil was for
The Dalles. The penalty is a fine of $500.
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\' Helens ed From Custody. ■' \
SANTA BARBARA, Cat.., May 16.—
Charles Lyne, who was arrested yesterday
on a charge of threatening to take life, on
complaint of William Lavies, editor of the
Independent, and held in $1000 bonds, was
to-day released from custody, the charge
having been withdrawn.
The A. P. A. Still Organizing.
CARSON, Nev., May 16.— A special train
with 265 members of the American Protec
tive Association from Virginia City and
two extra cars attached here ran to Reno
to-night to organize the order here.
\ ■ : The c Horses Perished. ' '
PENDLETON.Ob., May 16.-A number
of frame buildings were burned to-day,
among them a livery stable containing six
horses. The loss is about $10,000.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1895.
USE OF COUNTY FUNDS
Banks Must Return the
A HARD LAW ON BANKERS
The Southern Pacific Com
pany Has the Best of the
COSTS ABE TO BE RETAXED.
Judson C. Brusle to Be Paid for
Defending: the State in a Big
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 16.—At the
meeting of the Board of Examiners held
to-nisht in the Capitol building, the claim
of Judson C. Brusie, for legal services ren
dered in defending the State in sundry
suits for damages alleged to have been sus
tained by individuals at the collapsing of
the grand stand at the State Agricultural
Park, during the session of the State fair
several years past, was allowed and ordered
The claim of W. H. Laysen, who at the
time was acting as Deputy Attorney-Gen
eral in the same cases, was rejected.
Attorney-General Fitzgerald gave it as
his opinion that it was the duty of every
employe of the State to defend" it against
legal attacks and that therefore Mr. Lay
sen was not entitled to any compensation
other than the salary paid him by the State.
In refering to an opinion he rendered a
few days since to the effect that County
Treasurers couJd not deposit county funds
in banks to be used by said banks, Attor
ney-General Fitzgerald said the opinion
would probably "raise Cain" with him, as
far as the banks were concerned. The law,
he said, is very explicit and the identical
money deposited must be returned. He
declared that when banks used public
funds deposited with them they were
guilty of embezzlement.
"More thousands are expended in the
electien of county than in the election of
State treasurers," he declared. "And the
banks are the ones which spend it. The
reason is that they want the money to loan
out. and they get it; one county treasurer
with whom I was talking opened his safe
and showed me instead of county money a
number of certificates of deposit with the
words special deposit written across their
face. I explained to him that he was
breaking the law, and that it was being
done all over the State."
The Attorney-General also informed the
board that he had received notice from the
railroad company that they would move to
retax the costs in the Oakland water-front
cases. These costs, he said, amounted to
$8000, and would necessitate his going to
Washington or else sending a deputy.
The case had been dismissed by the Su
preme Court of the United States, he said,
for want of jurisdiction, and the State
would have to pay the costs, as it was
plaintiff, but these costs might be cut down
In regard to a rehearing of the case, he
was decidedly opposed to it and declared
that the State could not win. "The rail
road haß had the best of the matter from
the start," he said. "The State has stood
by and seen the Oakland mole built and
thousands of dollars of improvements
made around the water front and said
nothing. In my opinion, we are disL* rred
from any action in the matter."
M. W. Mutter of Fresno Has Been Called
to Sacramento on That Account.
SACRAMENTO* CAt., May 16. — It is
generally conceded that M. "W. Muller of
Fresno will be the brigadier-general ap
pointed by Governor Budd to-morrow, pro
viding that brigade headquarters be re
tained at Sacramento.
There is not the slightest doubt but what
General Sheehan would prove far prefera
ble for the position if he could be prevailed
upon to serve; but he states that his long
service has entitled him to a well-earned
rest, and if brigade headquarters be re
tained at Sacramento, which is in the cen
ter of the brigade section, he will will
ingly step down.
It is argued that Fresno, being at the ex
treme end of the immense section allotted
to the brigade, it would be very inconve
nient as headquarters. On the other hand,
it is pointed out that Sacramento, being in
the center and where the Governor could
have immediate verbal communication
with the brigade commander at any mo
ment, it should be the place.
It is conceded by many that the unfortu
nate occurrences of last Fourth of July at
the Sacramento depot injured General
Sheehan with those members of the Na
tional Guard from all sections who did not
know the circumstances, and Governor
Budd is anxious to appoint a man who will
prove most congenial to the majority of
Personally General Sheehan does not
desire the position, and it was only upon
extreme pressure and the argument that
his refusal would take the brigade head
quarters away from Sacramento that he
was induced to consent to any reappoint
Governor Budd has sent a telegram to
General Muller asking him to be in Sacra
mento to-morrow,and it is more than likely
he will be handed his commission then.
HE MAY BE A CANDIDATE.
If Allison and McKinley Split
the Vote Cullom May Be
Scarlet Fever Is Epidemic In Seattle
and the Schools Are to Be
SEATTLE, Wash., May 16.— United
States Senator Cullom of Illinois arrived
in this city this morning and this evening
as he was about to depart, United States
Senator Galiinger of New Hampshire ar
Senator Cullom in company with leading
citizens viewed the route of the proposed
Lake Washington canal to be built by the
Government, and later addressed a meet
ing of the Chamber of Commerce in which
he expressed himself in favor of the pro
ject. In an interview he said he was in
no sense a eatkOidate for the Presidency,
but admitted tnat he would accept it if
it were offered him. He- expressed him
self as believing that the tariff question
and not the money question would be the
leading issue of the National election. He
left to-night for Spokane.
Senator Gallinger was interviewed on
Presidential possibilities. He favors Reed,
but thinks that McKinley or Allison will
be nominated. If the Allison and McKin
ley forces are so evenly divided as to pre
vent the nomination of either, a dark
horse, probably Senator Cullom, will be
nominated. Senator Gallinger says Har
rison he considers out of the race. Senator
Gallinger is on the coast for pleasure and
will visit Alaska before returning East.
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The Christian Endeavor Convention.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 16.— The Wash
ington State Young People's Christian En
deavor Union convened here to-day in the
First Presbyterian Church in its sixth an
nual convention. All parts of the State
are represented and about five hundred
out-of-town delegates are in the city. This
evening the session was in every way suc
cessful and all of the delegates have been
provided for. To-morrow will be a busi
ness session, with devotional exercises in
the morning, and on Sunday endeavor
meetings will be held in all the churches. So
many out of town and local delegates con
template attending tte session that to
morrow evening an overflow meeting will
be held at the Fourth Congregational
Scarlet .Fever Is Epidemic.
; SEATTLE, Wash., May 16.— The Board
of Health to-day issued an order that to
avoid danger from scarlet fever the ' South
and Rainier schools should close at 9
o'clock this morning,- despite the opinion
of counsel for the School Board that the
Board of Health had no power <to enforce
the order. The aid of the police i will be
called in if necessary. The School Board
is accused of bad faith in resisting this or
der after it had practically 'agreed to close,
and one member is said to have taken ° his
own children from school to avoid infec
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Physical Culture at Stockton.
STOCKTON, Cal., May 16.— Walter E.
Magee, physical instructor of the State
University, lectured this forenoon before I
the members of the athletic club on
physical culture. At 7 o'clock he judged
a bargerace between the professional and I
an amateur crew of the club. The dis
tance was three-quarters of a mile to the
stakeboat and returr. The regular crew
won easily in 10 mm. 49 sec.
Hazing Mat Been Prohibited.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 16.— At a j
meeting of the board of directors of the
University of Southern California resolu
tions were adopted condemning the prac
tice of hazing, and the faculty was in
structed to expressly prohibit any such
practices and to strictly enforce such pro
hibition whether the offenses result in
harm or otherwise.
A Barn and Dairy Burned,
NAPA, Cal., May 16.— A barn and
dairy-house in Wooden Valley belonging
to Gardner Bros, were burned Tuesday
night. Loss from $2000 to $2500; insurance
$650. The cause of the fire is not known.
Itocter Has Been Acquitted.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 16.— Alex
Docter, charged with embezzling $3500
which had been intrusted to Him by 51. L.
Polaski for payment to M. A. Gunst of San
Francisco, was acquitted to-day.
SHUT OUT THE BRITISH
Americans Preparing to Start a
Big Bank Down In.
An Enterprise of Minnesota Man
That Is Backed by the
MINNEAPOLIS, Mik*., May 16.— 1t is
said that President Crespo of Veneznela
has evolved a scheme for the establish
ment of a Bank of Venezuela in which
American capital is to be heavily inter
ested and to which is to be entrusted the
collection of taxes and duties. General
Grant, the Faribault mine contractor, told
the story to a Journal man before his re
cent departure for Caracas, under injunc
tion of secrecy, which is now removed by
a hint of the matter in yesterday's dis
The bank is to have a paid-up capital of
$5,000,000, half of which is to be furnished
by the Venezuelan Government, and the
rest by the Minnesota men and their East
ern backers in New York. The bank will
have a complete monopoly of the collec
tion of the taxes and duties for the entire
country. In return it will have a contract
under which it will be impossible for the |
Government to draw out the sums paid in
duties and in taxes, except in small por
tions, and after notice, the effect of which
will be to keep the money in the bank for
at least a year. It will have certain rights
in the matter of State money and other
concessions will be granted. Among these
will be the control of Government bond
issues, something which the English have
heretofore taken charge of.
The Venezuelan Congress will adjourn
June 15 and the charter for the bank will
be granted before that time. It is ex
pected that the bank will be running in a
very short time, and that it will enter upon
the coileciion of duties at the earliest pos
sible date. This has been made necessary
in part by the action of Great Britain in
levying upon the revenues of Nicaragua.
The official a of Venezuela desire to be
be protected from any similar move in so
far as the bank, with an American inter
est, can protect them. President Crespo
and his advisers were very anxious for
Americans to take hold of the institution,
and they wanted above all that the British
should have no interest in \he affair.
SEBIO UH TRO E FEARED.
General Suspension of Work in the
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 16.-A resolu
tion ordering a general suspension ef work
in all the mines in the Pittsburg district
was adopted at the miners' convention
here to-day. It was also decided to estab
lish camps at all the pits working below
the rate. The convention was one of the
largest ever held here, and the sentiment
was for calling out all miner.3 working for
the 69-cent rate or for the 60-cent fate, and
it was finally decided to demand the old
wages. The delegates went home to-night
to ascertain the sentiment among the
miners, and will report to the convention
to morrow. The operators, it is said, will
now bring uew men into their mines. If
they do there wiJi likely be serious trouble.
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' ; Wilkinson to Be Ousted.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 16.— A local
. paper asserts that there is likely to be a
change in the grand mastership of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Grand
Master Wilkinson, it says, is in a fair way
of being ousted and James Morrison of
New York elected in his stead. There
will also be a general reduction in the
I salaries of the board officers.
ARE NOT ON THE MAP
CowelPs Big Trades in
HUNDREDS ARE FLEECED.
Victims Found by Wholesale
and Swindled by a Dar
ONE OF THE LEADERS CAUGHT.
But There Still Remains In Chicago
a Ring of Expert Manipu
CHICAGO, 111., May 16.— The arrest of
Walter Marshall Cowell of Kenosha in the
Texas swindling case was the result of an in
vestigation begun by Governor Cuibertson
of Texas, his Land Commissioner, Andrew
J. Baker, and Governor Altgeld of Illinois.
So far as known to the authorities here there
are now six victims of the swindle, whose
aggregate losses are nearly $50,000. From
reports received from the Texas Land Com
missioner it is believed that these are but
the beginning of the losses, as he says that
there have been individual cases where
sums as high as $40,000 have been involved.
About the middle of April William
Briggs of 6019 Green street, Chicago, was
in the Washington-street real estate office
of Jackson Taylor. They were discussing
a real estate deal whereby Mr. Briggs had
traded property in Chicago for land in
Texas. Mr. Taylor said that his client had
more of the land and desired to obtain
more Chicago property. The next day
Mr. Briggs introduced Colonel Stough
of 6008 Halstead street, and as a result of
the introduction Colonel Stough traded
property at 6001 Morgan street and at 6831
Elizabeth street for Texas land. The
amount involved was $12,000. Mr. Briggs
received an abstract and a warranty deed.
The name in the deed was "Thomas M.
Bell" of Denver, Colo. The papers were
certified to by Attorney Cowell of Keno
sha, who claimed to have power of attor
ney from Bell, and Cowell'B seal as a
notary public was affixed.
Colonel Stough wished to inform him
self regarding thje taxes on his newly
acquired property and wrote to the au
thorities of the connty where the land was
located— Pecos, Presidio and Tom Green
counties. In reply he learned not only
that he had no title to the described prop
erty, bat that Thomas M. Bell never had a
title to it.
Colonel Stough applied to Governor
Cuibertson of Texas. Governor Cuibertson
placed the matter in the hands of Land
Commissioner Baker for investigation.
Mr. Baker then looked up the records and
found on file hundreds of letters complain
ing of the swindle that Stough had dis
covered. He wrote Governor Cuibertson a
long letter in which he explained that the
land traded purported to be in the counties
named by virtue of survey certificates
issued to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
Railroad Company and was mythical.
The town of Dunton, near which the al
leged farms were located, was not on the
map, he said, and James Slater, the pat
entee, as well as James Ruffner of Austin,
whose name as Notary Public had been
affixed to some of the abstracts of convey
ance, were mythical persons. Commis
sioner Baker located the headquarters of
the swindlers in Chicago, but the victims,
he said, came from every State in the
Governor Cnlbertson forwarded Baker's
letter to Governor Altgeld, and the latter,
after personal investigation, forwarded it
with a number ©f the names of victims to
Chief of Police Badenoch of Chicago. All
the papers were given to Detectives Elliott
and Alexander to make a thorough inves
tigation. Meanwhile Stough had seen
Mr. Briggs, who introduced him to Jack
son Taylor, through whom the transfer
was made of his property. Briggs had
made a second deal and acquired, as he
thought, more Texas property. "Have
you looked up the title?" asked Stough.
Briggs replied that he had not. Mr. Briggs
then discovered that he had been swindled
twice, and that he was out on property in
Chicago, Kansas City and La Grange,
Wyo., $15,000. Jackson Taylor was found,
and he paved the way for the arrest of
Cow ell, who the police say is the mythical
Thomas M. Bell of Denver.
An inquiry for further Chicago victims,
who it is believed exist in hundreds, will
be prosecuted until the time forCowell's
"Topeka, Kans.," said Detective Alex
ander, "will furnish a $15,000 victim and a
man on West Washington street, Chicago,
will swell the aggregate at least $10,000
In connection with the land swindles it
is believed Cowell had to ao with but a
small portion of them. The police assert
that the big swindlers live and maintain
richly furnished offices in Chicago, and
while the Cowell continuance is pending
an effort will be made to locate them,
"Jackson Taylor is entirely innocent of
any violation of the law for the part he
had in the transaction by which Stough
and Briggs were swindled," said Detective
Alexander. "He was taken in by Cowell
with his references and official documents
the same as were Stough and Briggs and
several attorneys to whom 1 submitted the
abstracts and deeds of title furnished by
Cowell. As soon as he learned that a fraud
had been committed he was foremost in
assisting us to discover the man for whom
we were searching."
Kidnaped in Chicago.
CHICAGO, 111., May 16. — Reginald
Scott, the nine-year-old son of James Scott,
a stonecutter, who lives at 6616 Drexel
avenue, waa kidnaped last evening while
playing in front of his home by a man who
is thought to be Henry Manning, the man
who kidnaped two children in South Chi
cago a short time ago. The boy was in
duced to go with the man, and the two
were seen to board a cable car in Engle
wood. The police have found no trace of
the boy. Manning was committed to the
Detention Hospital by Justice Robbing
when arrested for kidnaping the South
Chicago children, but was released from
that place after an examination.
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," G. A. K. Men Will Sot Participate.
BLOOMINGTON, 111., May 16.— The
State G. A. R. Encampment to-day referred
the pension matter to the National En
campment. The dedication of the Con
federate monument at Chicago on Memorial
day was discussed at length. A resolution
was adopted which deprecates such a dis
position of jDecoration day, and while the
G. A. R. cannot presume to deny the right
of individuals to participate in the cere
monies the G. A.. R. organization, as such,
will have nothing: to dp with it, adding
that had any other day .than the Nation's
Memorial day been chosen for the dedica
tion no notice of the affair would have been
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There I*' a Movement to Secure Xorthern
.. "■ . .'. . Pacific Bonds. < .- "•*
NEW YORK, fc V., May 16.-The Wall
street News Agency ; says: There is good
authority for the statement that James J.
Hill has succeeded in closing some kind of
a deal involving his connection in some
way with "Northern ' Pacific affairs. The
nature ;of the deal . cannot be '. exactly
learned, but we understand .the. purchase
or control of the Northern ■ Pacific second
mortgage bonds, other than those held by
the Adams committee interests, in concert
with whom Hill is understood to be acting,
plays an important part therein. , •• '
Hill is expected to • arrive. from London
to-morrow night. Samuel Hill is coming
East to meet him. ' .The = recent ! decline in
junior bonds arid; : the stocks •of the com
pany is thought to : be due to the belief on
the part of some holders that the reorgani
zation of . the', property; is likely to be
severe. . It is pointed - out that the control
of the second and third mortgages would
be unnecessary unless a drastic reorgani
zation was intended.- The recent improve
. merit ; in the ':■. company s ■ ; business, it ;is
thought, may interfere with a drastic plan.
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'. Lynched by a Mob. • ..'•: '.'•' •'. '(•'
LOUISVILLE, Ky, May 16.— A special
to the Times from Marion, Ky., says: John
Howerton (white) was lynched here about
1 o'clock this morning. On April 25 How
erton assaulted Anna Pierce, a 16-y«ar-old
daughter of a prominent farmer. The
girl now lies in a critical condition. How
erton was captured yesterday. A mob was
formed, the jailor was made to give up the
keys and the prisoner was seized. He was
taken to the slaughter-house near Marion,
a rope was placed around his neck and he
was pulled from the ground.
WOULD NOT WITHDRAW
Why the Trunk Lines Placed a
Boycott on the Canadian
Now There Will Be a Hot Fight Tor
Trade In the New York
CHICAGO, 111., May 16.— More definite
information regarding the Canadian Pa
cific boycott by the trunk lines was re
ceived to-day by the Western Transconti
nental lines, and it in no way tends to re
lieve the situation. The direct cause of
the boycott was t&e refusal of the Canadian
Pacific to withdraw all its orders from the
New York market.
About two weeks ago the trunk lines
held a meeting at which an agreement was
reached which would, it was supposed, put
an end to the fight between the Canadian
Pacific and the Grand Trunk. Under this
agreement the Canadian Pacific differen
tials were to be shown in the trunk-line
rate sheets, on the condition that the
Canadian Pacific would withdraw all its
orders from th« territory of the trunk
lines and leave to them the distribution of
business arising in their territory.
The Canadian Pacific refused the condi
tions and its tickets were promptly turned
toward the wall. Now the real trouble will
begin, for the Canadian Pacific will, with
out doubt, increase the number of its or
ders in New York, pay large commissions
on emigrant business and make a hot fight
generally for its share of business.
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t '•.•' RAISING THIS WAGES.,
Nearly JFour Thousand Men Benefited by !
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 16.— Jones &
McLaughlin, proprietors of the American
Iron Works, have grunted their employes
alO per cent increase in Wages. The firm
employs about 400Q men and are the great
est rivals of the Carnegie Steel Company in
the manufacture of structural iron. The
advance will apply to all skilled men and
to all others except common laborers, who
are now receiving $1 20 per day, the recog
nized rate for such work.
No reason is assigned for the action of
the firm, but it is thought that the ex
ample will be followed by many other
The Republic Iron Works will resume
work Monday, paying the Amalgamated '
Association rate of $4 for puddling. This
will give employment to 400 men who
have been idle for several months. The
works are a branch of the National Tube
Works and manufacture material for pipe.
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Shot the Foreman.
NEW ORLEANS, La., May 16.-^Thi 3
morning Stevedore Gerdes sent Foreman
Smithers, with a gang of colored men, to
begin loading the steamship Orton, now
lying at the Morgan wharf, in Gretna. He
met a number of whites on the levee and
three shots were fired at him, one of which
struck him in the leg. The negroes then
quit work and made their way back to this
side of the river. No arrests have been
made. Smithers' injuries were painful,
but not dangerous.
Presbyterian Home Missions.
CANONSBURG, Pa., May IG. - The
United Presbyterian . Board of Home Mis
sions is in session here, with fifty-nine of
sixty-three members present. Rev. W. A.
Spaulding of Spokane, Wash., is chairman.
Dr. W. S. Owens, th« general secretary,
presented the needs of the fold. Appli
cations for aid aggregate |82,800. The
board will endeavor to limit the appropria
tions to $70,000.
Burglars Raid a Bank.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., May 16.-A re
port from Anderson, Monroe County, states
that last night burglars entered the bank,
blew open the safe and carried off $5000,
practically all it contained, as most of the
funds were deposited at Reconvite, thirty
miles distant. This bask has no vault.
The robbers escaped, leaving no clew.
J6KII Haa A'ot Vtritten.
NEW YORK; K. V., May 16.-Regard
ing the statement that Senator David B.
Hill had written a letter to be read before
the Illinois Democratic State Convention
next month advocating the free coinage of
silver, Benator Hill said to-day: "I have
hot written s. letter on the silver question
within three years."
- Mr. Milnes' Resignation.
LANSING, Mich., May 16.— Lieutenaut-
Governor Alfred Milnes sent his resigna
tion to Governor Rich to-day to take effect
May 31, the date fixed for the adjournment
of the Legislature. Mr, Milnes has suc
ceeded Julias C. Burrows as Congressman.
Police and Strikers Collide.
BHEBOYGAN, Wis., May 16.— A colli
sion occurred to-day between the police
and the strikers at the Croeker factory, in
which clubs were used.. Several arrests
were made. -
USED TRUST FUNDS.
Culmination of Charges
dent Green hut.
McNULTA AFTER SCALPS
He Says Officials Employed
Moneys for Outside Specu
SERIOUS ACCUSATIONS MADE.
One Million Dollars' Worth of Bonds
Sold at About Half
CHICAGO, 111., May 16.— The cnlmina*
tion of the charges against J. B. Greenhut,
ex-president of the Whisky Trust, and
some of his associates was reached this
evening in a bill filed in the United States
Circuit Court by Receiver John B. Uo
Nulta. Greenhut and Nelson Morris arg
accused of having used the funds of the
trust for outside speculations of a personal
character, in which they met with a loss oi
$500,000. Then to make good the losses
they are charged with having, in the sum«
mer of 1893, conspired to secure the assent
of the board of directors of the trust to the
issuance of bonds.
It is further charged that they sold
11,000,000 of the bonds at 50 cents on tha
dollar, applying the proceeds to make up
their losses in speculations and secured
possession of $800,000 of the bonds so issued
at the 50 cent valuation, in order to "milk"
the trust for the other 50 cents on the dol
lar, thus giving them a profit of $400,000
on the transaction, besides securing the
payment of their losses in speculations.
The character of the speculations is not set
Besides President Greenhut and Morris,
the other defendants to the bill are: Ex-
Directors William N. Hobartand J. Walter
Freiberg, of Cincinnati; Lewis Maddux,
Hobart's partner, and Julius Freiberg,
Walter's brother, and the Central Trust
Company of New York.
As specific instances of fraud, it is al
leged that in September, 1893. Greenhut,
as president, and Hobart. as treasurer,
sold to Morris $75,000 of the bonds for $37,
--600. On October 11, 1893, Greenhut and
Morris sold to Maddux and Hobart of Cin
cinnati $75,000 of the bonds for $37,500, the
payment being made by a note of the
trust, held by the firm, Hobart, the treas*
urer, being the member of the firm.
On the same date $50,000 of the bonds,
were sold to J. Walter Freiberg of Cincin* <
nati for $25,000, the latter also being a di
rector of the trust at that time.
The receiver declares that all such sales
to said directors were contrary to the obli
gation of their trust as officials, and were
made without the knowledge of the other
members of tne company or the consent of
the other directors. None of these pro
ceedings, the receiver alleges, were eve*
applied to the use of the Distilling and
A.T A. H OLD UN JVBILBE.
Many Noted 'Archbishop* Participate in the
BOSTON, Mass., May 16.— The observ
ance of the golden jubilee of the ordination.
to the priesthood of Archbishop John J,
Williams began at the Cathedral of the
Holy Cross this afternoon, with the cele
bration of pontifical high mass of thanks
giving. The sermon of the day was
preached by Right Rev. D. M. Bradley,
bishop of Manchester, N. H. Among those
here are : Monsignor Satolli, Cardinal Gib
bons and Archbishops Fabre,Montreal;Cor
rigan, New York; Ireland, St. Paul; Elder,
Cincinnati; Riordan, San Francisco, and
Ryan, Philadelphia. .
Violated a Lottery Late.
MARINETTE, Wib., May 16.-The pub
lishers of the Daily Eagle, the North Stat
aud the Marinette Argus were to-day ar»
rested for alleged violation of the lottery
law by Deputy United States Marshal
Buckley. They gave bonds to appear next
Wednesday. They published the result of
a hospital prize drawing.
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