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VOLUMfi LXXIX.-NO. 161.
"STOCK JOBBING
IMPERIALISM,"
Sir William Harcourt Talks
Bluntly of Transvaal
Affairs.
ALL VERY REVOLTING.
The British South Africa Com
pany and the Raid of
Jameson.
CHAMBERLAIN SHIELDS RHODES
Harmonious Settlement of the Rights
of Uitlanders Was His Dearest
Object.
LONDON, Eng., May B.— The House of
Commons was crowded with members, and
the press and strangers' galleries were
filled with visitors to-day upon the occa
sion of the presentation of the colonial es
timates.
Sir William Harcourt, the leader of the
opposition, reminded the Government that
an inquiry had been promised with the ob
ject of ascertaining whether the British
South African Company was in the hands
of tit &nd proper persons to be intrusted
with the administration of the affairs of
the company's territory. Continuing, he
said the trial of the members of the Jo
hannesburg Reform Committee in Pretoria
had disclosed important circumstances,
and the Government now owed the coun
try an authoritative statement.
From the telegrams which bad been in
terpreted and published he declared that
it was obvious that the whoie affair had
been conducted between Johannesburg and
Cape Town by the principal and responsi
ble director of the British South African
Company.
Sir William said that the whole story
was an inexpressibly revolting, sordid and
squalid picture of stock- jobbing imperial
ism. He admitted that Mr. Chamberlain
had been surrounded by difficulties and
had shown courage and decision worthy of
his position, but the question was what
was the Government going to do.
Mr. Chamberlain, Colonial Secretary,
said the deplorable result of Jameson's
raid had been to jeopardize English pre
dominance in South Africa, and it had
•l«o delayed the concord of the two races,
which was England's main policy. He
was convinced, he said, that there had
been faults on both sides, but until they
had got to the bottom of the matter the
Government could not properly judge tne
merits of the case. There had been fre
quent Boer invasions, he said, not merely
into territory outside of the Transvaal, but
also into British territory. Furthermore,
the Boers had shown a great want of con
sideration for the rights of Uitlanders.
Mr. Chamberlain further said a harmoni
ous settlement of the question of the
rights of the Uitlanders had long been
Mr. Rhodes' dearest object. If he could
only have found a co-worker in President
Kruger the results would have been bene
ficial in promoting . the federation of the
South African States wherein local rights
would have been fully regarded. Though
recent events had sadly interfered with
these objects, their accomplishment still
remained the Government's chief aim.
President Kruger's refusal to come to Eng
land at the Government's request to
modify the convention of 1884 has ended
the prospects of a private conference upon
the leading difficulties.
What then, be asked, ought to be 'he
right step? It had been suggestsd tnat
the Government ought to have sent an ul
timatum to President Kruger. This would
certainly have been rejected and would
have led to war. The Government, he
declared, could not think of resorting to
war in order to inforce internal reforms in
the Transvaal. This declaration was re
ceived with cries af "Hear, hear."
Mr. Chamberlain said he had not threat
ened President Kroger at all, but had
claimed the right to make friendly rep
resentations. President Kruger promised
to consider these representations and the
Governnunt awaited the fulfillment of his
promises. In the meantime he had asked
Sir Hercules Robinson, Governor of Cape
Colony, to come to England, but the re
quest for him to come was not intended as
a recall. In regard to the Chartered Com
pany he said he did not dispute the au
thenticity of the cipher telegrams which
the Transvaal authorities had published,
although there were as yet no legal proofs
that they indicated complicity on the part
oi" the directors of the company. ["Hear!
hear!"] But, he continued, as regards to
the actual invasion of the Transvaal there
was reason to believe that Mr. Rhodes had
expressed his disapproval and had en
deavored to stop the raid.
Did the opposition, he asked, de
mand the punisnment of Mr. Rhodes?
Whatever may have been Mr. Rhodes' er
rors he had also rendered great service,
which could not be forgotten. Mr. Rnodes
was now deprived of power of mischief,
and the directors of the Chartered Com
pany Lad shown their confidence in him
by deferring their acceptance of his resig
nation.
Considering the disturbed state of Rho
desia and the interference of Mr. Rhodes
iv that territory he did not blame the di
rectors for their show of confidence.
[Cheers.]
The Government, he said, adhered to
their promise to make a tearching inquiry
into the action of the Chaptered Company,
but he held that such an Inquiry must not
be opened until the judfcial proceedings
connected with the Transvaal were ended.
Than he said he would proiose an inquiry
by a joint committee of botl houses.
Henry Labouchere, who L a bitter op
ponent of the British South Africa Com
pany, described the company as a gang of
shady financiers who were running a
jambling concern with the Union Jack
Ivine over it. Cecil Rhodes, ie said, bad
uttered deliberate falsehoods, basely de
ceiving Governor Robinson, an< had, when
Pime Minister of Cape Colony, disgraced
1
The San Francisco Call.
and dishonored the high tradition that
British Ministers did not make money
from their positions.
Mr. Labouchere concluded by declaring
that he regretted the decision of Mr.
Chamberlain, who was fettered by the
Cabinet. The debate was adjourned.
RESERATIONS OF THE RAID.
It Waa Intended to Start a Revolution in
tfif 'Irnnavnal.
LONDON, Eng., May B.— Tha morning
papers will give prominence to two stories
of impending revelations at Pretoria of
the Transvaal trouble. They seem to be a
rehash of the evidence given early in the
trial of the members of the Johannesburg
reform committee. The Volksstem, ac
cording to the stories, discovered that the
British South Africa Company paid
$70,000 in connection with the raid into
the Transvaal, and intended to start a
revolution.
The Times to-morrow will publish a
dispatch from Pretoria, giving further
telegrams connected with the reform
movement in Johannesburg from October
to December, but they contain nothing
that is more striking than is contained in
the cipher telegrams recently published.
One dispatch refers to Colonel Rhodes,
brother of Cecil Rhodes, drawing a draft
for £17,000 on the British South Africa
Company on December 20. On December
28 Dr. Harris, secretary of the company at
Cape Town, telegraphed to Dr. Jameson at
Pitsani, saying: "It is all right if you will
only wait. Captain Henry comes to you
from Colonel Rhodes to-day."
The Times t\lso publishes extracts from
Major White's notebook, which, however,
it does not verify. An entry on November
30 summarizes a dispatch from Colonel
Rhodes announcing the co-operation of a
number of wealthy persons in the move
ment and adding that all toe arrange
ments of the entire government must be
placed in the hands of Cecil Rhodes.
Other entries relate to the preparation and
payment of troops. An entry on Decem
ber 29 says: "Received a dispatch from
Colonel Rhodes to move immediately on
Johannesburg."
BERLIN, Germany, May B.— TneNeuste
Nachriehten forestalls that President Kru
ger will publish a proclamation in which
he will state that in the event of the suc
cess of the revolutionary movement in
Johannesburg Charles Leonard was to bl?
President in the new Government, Lionel
Phillips Secretary of State, and John Hays
Hammond Attorney-Genera).
LOVE LEADS TO TRAGEDY
Young Terbitt Follows His Com
mon-Law Wife and Tries
to Kill Her.
Because She Fiees With a Handsomer
Man He Seriously Stabs
Her.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 8.-Charles H.
Terbittof 128 West Thirty -fifth street went
over to Newark last night to find his com
mon-law wife, who had left him on Sun
day night. He found her and stabbed her.
He is locked up, and doctors were trying
to save the young woman's life all night.
Terbitt is 2fi years of age and is an agent
for a bicycle company in Grand street.
Last June he met Stella Downey, 19 years
of ace, and after a flirtation induced her
to take a trip to Asbury Park. When tliey
returned the pair went to live together as
man and wife. Miss Downey was an or
phan and had been living with her uncle,
Henry Downey, in Hoboken. She was a
native of Evanston, 111., and ju9t returned
from a convent at Stratford, Ont., and was
innocent of the world and its ways.
In the same house with her and Terbitt
lived Frederick West, a married man. He
became acquainted with the young woman,
and after both had disappeared on last
Sunday Terbitt learned that West had a
brother, W T illlam, Jiving in Newark. He
went over there last night, climbed the
back ier.ee, went into the house, and find
ing Stella there, drew a knife and tried to
cut her throat. He made a gash from her
left ear to the breastbone. Another lunge
drove the knife into the back of her head
an inch. The girl grasped the knife and
struggled for its possession until she broke
the blade.
Then Terbitt ran out of the house. A
boy followed him and pointed him out to
an officer, who took him in charge. Terbitt
declared that he loved the girl, and said
that when she ceased to love him he went
over to Newark to kill her. Police Surgeon
Clark took charge of the wounded girl.
The stab in the back of the head is the
most serious one. Her recovery is doubt
ful.
RAGE OF A JILTED FARMER.
Shoots a Young Woman and Her Success
ful Suitor and Then Commits
Suicide.
WILLIAMBPORT, Ind., May B.—Yes
terday Charles Harrison, a young and
prosperous farmer living in the northern
part of this county, shot Ida Welch and
Harry Smith and then killed himself.
The shooting took place in the home of
Miss Welch.
Harrison and Smith were rival suitors.
Miss Welch accepted Smith. Yesterday
morning Harrison saw Smith enter the
Welch home, and knowing that Mr. and
Mrs. Welch were away, he went into the
house, got his pistol and went to the
Welch home. He was admitted by a
younger sister.
Without making any inquiry Harrison
went into the sitting-room, where Smith
and Miss Welch were engaged in a con
versation. Without a moment's warning
he opened fare, discharging three shots at
Smith and Miss Welch, who each sank to
the floor seriously injured. Thinking
that his aim had been fatal Harrison
placed the weapon to his temple and fired,
the ball taking effect in the brain, death
resulting almost instantaneously.
Smith was shot in the right breast and
his recovery is doubtful. Miss Welch was
shot in the right arm and also just above
the pit of the stomach, and while she is
resting easily the extent of her injury
has not been ascertained.
All Record* Beaten.
FOWLER, Ind., May B.— Mrs. Freitz
Heinznit, who lives about a mile north of
here, gave birth last night to six infants,
four boys and two girls. All are doing
well. Two years ago Mrs. Heinznit gave
birth to triplets.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1896.
THAT EXPENSIVE MISFIT TARIFF.
DEMANDS THE
DEATH PENALTY.
Prosecutor Suarez Asks a
Harsh Fate for the
Filibusters.
PRISONERS ARE GUILTY.
Admit the Part They Took in Con
nection With the Schooner
Competitor.
TRIED BY A COURT-MASTIAL.
Mr. Williams, as Consul-General, Had
Entered a Protest Against the
Proceedings.
HAVANA, Cttba, May B.— At 8 o'clock
this morning a court-martial opened at the
arsenal here for the trial of the men who
were captured by a Spanish warship on
the alleged filibustering schooner Compet
itor, belonging in Key West. The prison
ers were Alfredo Laborde, born in New
Orleans, Owen Milton of Kansas, William
Kinlea, an Englishman, and Elias Bed<a
and Theodore Maza, both Cubans.
Captain Ruiz acted as president of the
court, which consisted of nine other mili
tary and naval officers. All the accused
pleaded not guilty.
Several witnesses admitted that when
the men were captured they were not
armed and offered no resistance. Despite
this fact, however, ihe prosecutor, Lieu
tenant Suarez, asked the court-martial to
convict the prisoners of filibustering and
to impose the death sentence upon all of
them.
Counsel for the defense made a long re
view of the evidence, and demanded the
acquittal of Maza. He argued eloquently
against the others being sentenced to
death, and declared that the evidence
showed that mercy should be extended to
them.
Tne court-martial has as yet rendered
no judgment. It is said its findings will
be submitted for approval to the Govern
ment at Madrid.
During the course of the proceedings a
letter was read from the American Consul-
General, Ramon O. Williams, protesting I
against the trial. Mr. Williams abstained i
from attending the court-martial.
General Linares reports that his com
mand has succeeded in dislodging the
fo;ces of Jose Maceo from the entrenched
camp occupied by them in ths province of
Santiago de Cuba. In the rightim* that
took place before the rebels retreated
seventeen of the insurgents were killed.
The troops, according to the report, lost
only two killed and seven wounded.
Another official report issued to-day
states that the com Dined forces of Generals
Altamira and Inclan have driven the reb
els under Antonio Maceo into a different
position in the hills at Guaramaya, near j
Bahia Honda, province of Pinar del Rio.
The report makes no mention of any rebel
loss, but states that the Spaniards had
seven killed and twenty-five wounded.
Among the latter are one captain and two
lieutenants.
The rebel bands of Regino and Alfonso
have burned abo-.t sixty house* in the
town of Lagunillas, province of Matanzas.
ERCAPAD THE WARSHIP.
Arm* 'and • Ammunition " Safely Landed
' ' by the B+rmudm. •' ! '•• * <■
• PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May • i—Word
was received here this afternoon of the ar
rival at Trujillo of the j steamer Bermuda.
She merely touched there and then cleared
for Puerto Cortez, ; Honduras, where she is
expected to drop anchor in the course of a
day or two.
The Bermuda, after clearing from Phila
delphia, sailed from Jacksonville, FJa., on
April 26, presumably with a cargo of arms
and ammunition for the Cuban insurgents.
Her arrival at Trujillo indicates that she
escaped from the Spanish war vessel which
it was reported had chased her. it is be
lieved that the arms and ammunition were
safely landed. , .
KIRKLAND TO COMMAND
Will Succeed Captain Howison
at the Mare Island Navy-
Yard.
Other Changes, Among Naval Officers
Include the Retirement of
Kutz.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May B.— Several
important chances in the duties of naval
officers were made at the Navy Depart
ment to-day. Rear- Admiral W.H. Kirk
land, now on waiting orders, was directed
to assume command of the Mare Island
Navy-yard, California.
Captain H. L. Howison was detached
from the command of the Mare Island
Navy-yard and ordered to special duty in
connection with the new battleship Ore
gon, with a view to being placed in com
mand of that vessel.
Commander O. W. Farenholt was de
tached from bis duty as an inspector of
the Thirteenth District, Portland, Or., and
placed on waiting orders.
Other orders were issued as follows:
Lieutenant N. G. Sargent, Petrel, ordered
home and instructed to be ready for sea
duty; Ensign H. G. Macfarland from the
Concord to the Bennington; Passed As
sistant Paymaster E. B. Webster from the
Concord, and granted two months' leave;
Passed Assistant Paymaster J. S. Phillips
from the Bennington, and granted three
months' leave; Assistant Paymaster P. V.
Mohun from the Petrel to the Bennington ;
Passed Assistant Engineer W. S. Smith
from the Newark, ordered home and
granted three months' leave; Assistant
Engineer E. H. Pollock to the Newark.
Passed Assistant Paymaster E. B. Web
ster, who arrived in San Francisco on the
j Concord on Sunday last and who was
alleged to be in trouble with the Navy De
partment concerning a deposit of $2500
said to have been given in his care as
surety for Mr. Tobin, his clerk, was de
tached from the Concord to-day and
granted two months' leave. This indicates
that Paymaster Webster is free from any
displeasure of the department, and that if
an allegation concerning Tobin's collateral
has bi?en officially made it has fallen to
the ground.
Orders were issued by the Navy Depart
j ment to-day detaching Chief Engineer G.
F. Kutz from the Mare Island Navy-yard
June 26 and directing his retirement the
j next day. The retirement is at the re
! quest of Mr. Kutz under the forty years'
.service law. •
The resignation of Ensign W. B. Frank
lin, U. S. N., has been accepted by the
President.
CHICACO HOLDS
THE CONVENTION,
Assurances Given to the
Democrats That Funds
Are Ready.
ANNOUNCED BY HARRITY
At the Conference Behind Closed
Doors All Obligations Are
Complied With.
MONEY IS NOW FORTHCOMING.
So the Work on the Big Colliseum
Will Be Pushed Rapid, y to
Completion.
CHICAGO, 111., May 8. — The Demo
cratic National Convention will be held in
Chicago, and at the Colliseum, in accord
ance with the original programme. This
was the decision announced by National
Chairman Harrity this evening, at the
close of the second session of the special
meeting of the sub-committee on conven
tion of the National Democratic Com
mittee.
The evening session was given up to a
conference with Treasurer Donnersberger,
Judge Goodrich, Jacob W. Richards, R. W.
Spangler and other members of the local
finance committee.
The conference was held behind closed
doors, and at its conclusion Chairman
Harrity stated that all the obligations
under which the convention had been
voted to Chicago had been complied with.
The obligations in question provide that
$30,000 should be placed to the credit of
the National committee by this date and
that $10,000 additional should be forth
coming by the 4th of July.
With the exception of Senator Gorman,
every member of the sub-committee re
ported at the Hotel Wellington. Even
Chairman E. C. Wall of the Wisconsin
State Central Committee, who has been at
death's door for months, came down from
the Cream City. His associates were
Chairman Harrity, Colonel J. G. Prather
of St. Louis, T. H. Shirley of Louisville,
Ben T. Cable of Illinois and J. S. Shearin
of Indiana, secretary of the National Com
mittee. With these were Architect Canda
of New York and John J. Martin of St.
Louis, who was selected sergeant-at-arms
at the last meeting of the committee.
During the afternoon Messrs. Prather,
Shirley and Martin visited the Coiliseum,
and expressed themselves as satisfied at
the progress that had been made on the
structure. When the sub-committee re
convened this evening and the conference
with the local finance committee had been
concluded, the sub-committee went into
executive session and appointed the fol
lowing committees:
On press and telegraphic accommoda
tions and facilities — S. B. fiherin, Logans
port, Ind. ; E. C. Wall, Milwaukee, Wis. ;
John C. Prather, Su Louis.
On decorations and music— Thomas H.
Shirley, Louisville, Ky.; Ben Cable,
Chicago; U. C. Wallace, Washington, D.
C. The latter was also selected as a mem
ber of the committee on arrangements to
succeed Senator Gorman of Maryland,
who had notified the committee of his in
ability to serve.
The committee adjourned to meet again
in this city May 29. Subsequently Chair
man Harrity gave to the United Press the
following announcements:
"No ticketß for admission to the conven
tion will be issued until July 6."
"Applications for press tickets should be
made to S. P. Snerin, chairman of the
sub-committee on press and telegraph,
Logansport, lad."
"Applications for appointment as as
sistants to the sergeant-at-arnis, door
keepers, pages, etc., should be made to
Colonel John I. Martin, St. Louis, Mo."
The interior arrangements of the Colli
seum will be made under the suDervision
of F. E. Canda of New York, architect
and engineer to the committee, assisted by
Sergeant-at-arms Martin, with the co
operation of the committee on decorations
and music.
The railroad companies centering and
tributary to Chicago will be asked to fur
nish transportation to delegates and
others at reduced rates. The usual prac
tice has been to grant a round trip for one
fare.
Chairman Harrity leaves in the morn
ing for a week's trip among the northern
lakes. The remaining members of the
committee took trains for nome to-night.
TO CONSIDER McKINLEY.
Important Topics Before the Supreme
Court of the A. P. A.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May B.— The
meeting of the supreme council of the
American Protective Association in this
city on the 12th inst. will be the most im
portant event in the history of the order.
Chief among the matters which will come
before the meeting will be the election of
officers for the ensuing year, an exhaustive
discussion of the attitude which ought to
be assumed with reference to financial
questions and what part, if any, the order
shall take in the Presidential and Con
gressional elections of next autumu.
It is understood that William H. F.
Traynor of Detroit will not be a candidate
for re-election as president. Among the
candidates for this office will be Judge J.
H. D. Stevens of St. Louis, Dr. J. W. Ford,
a Baptist minister of Troy, N. V., and
Colonel Bowers of lowa, the founder of
the order. The present secretary, C. T.
Beatty, is understood to be again a candi
date for re-election without any opposition
apparent.
The charges formulated against Mr. Mc-
Kiniey of Ohio that he discriminated in
his appointments as Governor against the
order will be considered.
Mathetvt a Candidate.
BT. LOUIS, Mo., May B.— Colonel James
K. Rickey, a member of the Bland execu
tive coron'ittee, to-day received a letter
from Hon. C. C. Matsou of Greencastle,
Ind., announcing that Governor Claude
Mathews of Indiana would be a candidate
Defore the Chicago convention for the
Presidential nomination.
Miamouri'a Prohibition Ticket.
SEDALIA, Mo., May B.— The Prohibi
tion Convention adjourned t'>is afternoon,
after having nominated the following
State ticket: Governor, H. P. Farris of
Henry County; Lleutenant-Governor, J.
M. Richey of Newton County; Secretary
of State, E. E. McLel lan of Pettis; Aud
itor, J. O. Roule of St. Louis; Treasurer,
Rev. I. T. Hull of Grejn; Attorney-Gen
eral, J. C. Hughes of Ray ; Supreme Judge,
Lewis Adams of Macdonald; Railroad
Commissioner, W. E. Sullivan of Bu
chanan.
BEEF TRUST INVESTIGATION.
Mo One Indicted by the Chicago Grand Jury
Because Witnesses Were
Lacking.
CHICAGO, 111 , May B.— The beef trust
railroad investigation by the Federal
Grand Jury came to an end to-day, so far
as the existing jury is concerned. It may
come up again before the October jury or
before a special jury if the emergency war
rants such extraordinary action on the
part of the Government. The District
Attorney and his special counsel could not
indict anybody without more witnesses
than they had been able to attach with a
subpena. The special jury may be called
in case the much-wanted eight witnesses
from the stockyards and railroad offices
return within the jurisdiction of a United
States writ. An investigation of railroad
rate-making at the instance of the Com
merce Commission depends upon the rail
road officials' future compliance with the
aw.
SUICIDE OF A WOMAN,
Shot Herself in a Room at the
Colonnade Hotel in New
York.
Left a Note Saying That Insanity-
Was Hereditary and That She
Had No Relatives.
NEW YORK, N. V., May B.— A hand
some, well-dressed woman, about 28 years
old, who registered at the Colonnade
Hotel, 38 Lafayette place, Wednesday aft
ernoon, as Mrs. Everett of Boston, shot
herself in her room to-day. The bullet en
tered her head through her left ear. She
was found dead in bed fully dressed. She
left the following note unsigned and not
addressed to anybody :
"Hereditary insanity. Please cremate
and pay landlord for damages, etc. Have
no family, so beg that my wishes be ob-
Berved."
The letter was in a hotel envelope, in
which also was $89 in bills. The woman's
clothing was of the finest quality. The
neck of her dress was caught by a gold and
enameled brooch studded with nine
diamonds. She wore two plain gold rings
on the little finger of the right hand, one
wedding-ring. On an undergarment were
the initials "K. B." Her eyes and hair
are jet black.
Suicide of Two Men.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May B.— The body
of A. C. Hogan, for many years superin
tendent of the canning department of the
Standard Oil Company in this city and at
Whiting, Ind., was found to-day in an un
frequented part of Lakeview Cemetery.
He had committed suicide by shooting.
11l health was the cause.
B. F. Whipple, one of the oldest and
most prominent Odd Fellows of Cleve
land, also committed suicide.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TRAGIC DEATH
OF A BIGAMIST,
J. F. Mitchell, a West Point
Miner, Killed by His
Mother-in-Law.
IS RIDDLED WITH SHOT.
The Theft of Money Followed
by a Most Sensational
Homicide.
SYMPATHY FOR THE WOMAN.
Her Victim Had a Wife From Sonoma
When Compelled to Wed a
Second Time.
BAN ANDREAS, Cal., May B.— Meager
details of a fatal shooting affair which,
occurred at West Point yesterday reached
here to-day. The principals of the affair
were Mrs. C. Halladay and her son-in-law,
F. J. Mitchell, alias Prewick. A bad feel
ing has existed between the two for some
time past and it ended yesterday by the
mother-in-lhw killing the man.
As near as can be learned the trouble
was brought about by Mitchell taking a
sum of money belonging to Mrs, Halla
dcy in the morning prior to his gome to
work. When the woman learned of her
loss she determined to recover the coin,
and seizing a double-barreled shotgun
started for the Granite mine, where
Mitchell was at work. Reaching the place
she sought Mitchell and demanded the re
turn of the money.
Mitchell promptly handed over the
money. When the woman had it she
offered him one-half the amount if he
would leave the country and never return.
Michell thought he saw a chance to get it
all and made a grab for the gun.
Mrs. Halladay got it first and turning
the muzzle toward him, pulled the trig
gers, sending both charges of shot into his
body and killing him insiantly.
So far as known the woman has not yet
been arrested, and- it is hardly probable
that she will be. Sympathy seems to be
on her side, &t, Mitchell was a worthless
fellow.
The first trouble between them wai
caused about a year ago, when Mitchell
commenced making love to Viola beck,
Mrs. Halladny's daughter. The old lady
objected to him. One day she discovered
the couple in a room in a hotel and she
then resolved that he should marry the
daughter. She accordingly brought the
couple to this place to have the ceremony
performed. Wnile at the clerk's office get
ting the license she was compelled to step
out to get the Justice. Before leaving she
told the clerk not to let Mitchell get away
and to watch him close as he was a slip
pery fellow.
When the couhle were married she left
for San Francisco. Here Mitchell met a
woman who claimed to be his wife, and
promptly bad him arrested on a charge of
bigamy. It seems that prior to coming to
Calaveras he was married in Marin County,
where he Dyed under the name of Tre
wick. At his examination he was bound
over to appear before the Superior Court.
When this trial came up the Judge dis
missed him, claiming the case was out of
his jurisdiction, one marriage having been
performed in Marin County and the other
in Calaveras. While Mitchell was await
ing trial his wife worked in a hotel in the
city, but was takeu sick, and her mother
went down and brought her up to We3t
Point. As soon as Mitchell was released
he returned to her, and has been living
there since. Part of the lime he worked,
but the major part did nothing. He was
about 35 years old.
GALA DAY AT FFRENDALE.
\ Magnificent I'ythian Cattle Dedicated
With Impreaai** Cerenioniea.
FERNDALE. Cal., May B.— This was a
gala day at Ferndale. The magnificent
castle of Aurora Lodge No. 51, Knights of
Pythias, erected at a cost of many thou
sands of dollars, and the most magnificent
structure in Northern California, was dedi
cated to-day in accordance with Pythian
ceremonies. The town was exquisitely dec
orated with the triple colors of the order.
Every lodge m Humboldt of this order was
in the line of parade, and thousands of
people were present. Enthusiasm and en
joyment characterized every feature. The
parade and dedication ceremonies were
never surpassed in the State. Headed by
the Ferndale band and the uniform rank
delegations of all lodges in the county, the
procession was very imposing. The dedi
cation services, under the direction of Col
onel J. H. Gysler, were the most impressive
ever listened to in this section. -The ad
dress oi welcome by S. D. O'Neii, and the
reply by A. J. Monroe were good. F. A.
Cutler, in an elequent speech on the prin
ciples of the order, told the lessons of the
glorious trinity of principle of friendship,
charity and benevolence. He dwelt clearly
upon the origin, growth and development
of the order, its past and its achievements.
State Senator Frank McGowan, supreme
representative of the Knights of Pythias
concluded ti-e exercises with one of theme
masterly addresses characteristic of the
ability of that ceiebrated orator. He dwelt
upon the great institution of Pythianhood
as one of American origin, created and
founded at a time when internal strife rent
this country in war and the necessity of an
order for fraternal feelings. He snowed
that the primary principles of the order
was devotion to a democratic form of gov
ernment, and gave incidents of Pythian
martyrdoms to friendship.
Dog Mangles a Grata Valley Child.
GRASS VALLEY, Cal., May B.— This
morning a large Newfoundland dog at
tacked the four-year-old child of W. N.
Webber, who lives at Indian Springs, ten
mites from Grass Valley, and fearfully
mutilated the face of the child. The
youngster had been in the habit of play
ing with the dog and was engaged in such
pastime when the brute suddenly sprang
at him and caught the right eye and
cheek of the child and chewed away until
the dog' 3 teeth met. The sight of the ey*
is entirely destroyed.

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