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PRICE FIVE CESTS.
MRS. NATION'S ANTI-SALOON CRUSADE IN KANSAS. ONE PICTURE SHOWS THE CRUSADER KNEELING BE
FORE THE OPEN BIBLE IN HER CELL IN THE WICHITA JAIL, WHILE THE OTHER SHOWS HER AP
PEALING TO THE CROWD TO GO ON AND "SMASH! SMASH! SM.«SH!"
JAMES. H. KELLY, WHO WILL GO BEFORE THE GRAND JURY AND
.: CHARGE THAT; GROSS FRAUD WAS PERPETRATED IX. EXAMINA
TIONS HELD BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
SANTA CRUZ. Feb. 15.— While Miss Mc-
Connell of this city was examjnthg a pis
tol which had been given : to v her ¦ by * a
Russian officer the weapon. was accident
alry discharged, the , bullet" entering her
left arm.* The ball was extracted;
Accidentally Shoots Herself .
j The - town has suffered , open saloons -In
violation of the license law for years. Tho
citizens ; generally; ; approve \\ of Mrs. • V?>\
soh's course \ in' following Carrie Nation's
plan. '•» Another. saloon^ at . Cascade : Is f . ex
pected to close immediately/
SALEM, Or.'. Feb. 18.-At Lyons, in the
Cascade Mountains,: thirty miles east of
here, Mrs. J. .Wilson last night raided an
unlicensed' saloon, patronized ;by ¦ her hus
band. After kicking her offending spouW
out: of : doors; ; she _ ; began -. smashing /the
place in Carrie Nation^ style: demolishing
bottles, kegs;, bar fixtures' and'" windows
and frightening a crowd of men out of the
house/ - The ; was practically ae
stroyed and will probably not reopen*. *".' '
Out. of a Joint and Wrecks It.
Oregon Woman Kicks Her Husband
IMITATES MBS. NATION.
The Homer was built at North Shields.
In ISSO.'She was 250 feet long and 34 feet
beam and waa-17 feet deep. She was
of S19 tons net register and wa3 owned by
the Elliott Steam Tus Company of Lon
LONDON. Feb. IS.— The Russian bark
Hoppet. Captain LJndblom, which sailed
from Hull on. February 14 for Sapelo. has
teen towed into Grimsby with her bows
seriously damaged by a collision on tho
night of February 15 with the steamer
Homer, from Llbelu. The. Homer dis
appeared after the collision and is be
lieved to have foundered with the loss of
Down With Sixteen Parsons
AFTER A COLLISION
Homer Is Believed to Have Gono
SAN JOSE. I' eb," 18.— Mrs. Eugene Mat
thews, who for some time has been iden
tified with the Florence Crittenton Mis
sion, i# recruiting forces for anantl-sa
loon crusade which she will shortly begin
In this city. She declares she will not
adopt the hsttchetand start on a smash-
Ing career, as Mrs. Nation did, but with
her followers she will go Into the saloons
and hold religious services right in front
of the bar. They will sing, pray and.en
treat the young men who patronize sa
loons to mend their ways, and the'Iadlea
believe they will make many converts'
Mrs. -Matthews says she does not: believe
Mrs. Nation's is the Lord's way, and
while her tactics may be efficacious in
Kansas they would not do here, where
conditions are different.
Crusade Planned by San Jose Tem-
Will PBAY IN .THE SALOONS.
LAWRENCE. Kans.. Feb. 18.-The Wo
men's Christian Temperance Union, mass
meeting of -last night was followed this
morning by a visit of a number of women
to the Police Court. There a lot of liquor
secured in a raid Ia3t summer was given
the women to smash. The women '. first
went to the office of a Justice of the Peace
and broke a couple of bottles of whisky
as evldence'and then. destroyed*. the rest
of the stuff in the street. Theyrwere"; fol
lowed by a crowd of several hundred peo
ple, but' disbanded , without attempting a
raid.-, , .;.:,.•, i^Wv'.W ' .
WELLINGTON, Kans., Feb. 18.— At a"
mass-meeting attended .by -1000 peopl»-an
ultimatum giving tie jointists until Fri
day evening next to remove. their goods
and fixtures receive'.', several hundred sig
natures. ... . •
The saloon-keepers have stored their
goods at their houses and say they will
defend them with their lives.
- WINFIELD, Kans.. Feb. IS.— A printed
circular signed "Determined Women,"
warning the Wlnfleld Commercial Club,
has been Issued. It says that men meet
at the _ club "to drink, gamble and hold
liquor carnivals" and closes: "If these
things are not stopped the den of vice will
be demolished and you may i prosecute
your mothers, wives and daughters if you
• HUTCHINSON. Kans., Feb. IS.— As a
result, of yesterday's mas3-meeting, at
which an ultimatum was Issued warning
all w-ho unlawfully Fold liquor to stop by
noon on Wednesday next, the druggist3
held a meeting to-day and decided not to
handle intoxicants, even under permit
from: the Probate Juuge's office.
ARKANSAS CITY. Kans.. Feb. 1S.
"The second regiment. Carrie Nation
Home Defenders." nae been organized and
the local jointists given until Friday next
to remove their fixtures and goods from
the city. ¦*"
' HERRINGTON. Kans., Feb. IS.— A
mass-meeting of temperance people'has
adopted resolutions 'warning jointists to
remove their fixtures from town by Tues
day at 2 o'clock or suffer a raid.
Various Sections of Kansas.
Mrs. Nation's Followers Active in
MANY "JOINTISTS" WABNEDi
"The successful candidates for plumb-
Ing inspectorships were Peter Mulligan.
William Hobro and William Tobln. Tha
board or committee that was chosen by
the Board of Civil Service Examiners to
conduct the examination was composed
of myself, Charles Weiherbee and Richard
"A . man by the name cf Dodge, who
took the examination and failed, asked for
another chance and we called a. special
meeting to go over his papers a second
time, but it was Impossible to raise his
marks. He is now c;oing In with Kelly to
make trouble. As to Kelly I. will say that
he must have got his job last "year
through a political pull, for he showed he
had a very poor knowledge of the subject.
He could not answer -the questions, that
is all, and it was impossible to give him
a certificate on hi3 showing at the ex
amination he took. Kelly failed to pass
and that Is all there is to bis charges.
"This whole matter is a piece of splt«
work. Kelly came to me a week agro and
threatened to make trouble for me unles3
he was made an inspector. I told him
that as far as I was concerned there
was no appeal from the Commissioners'
action. He said I had better think it
over. He told me he would give me a
week in which to change my ralnd, and
at the end of that tlma wtfuld go before
the Grand Jury with the Mulligan story
unless he were licensed. To-day he
came to my store and asked me whether
I had changed my mind. 1 told him I
had not, and he said he would have me
up before the Grand Jury.
"As far as the accusations with regard
to Mulligan are concerned they are ab
solutely false. I gave out no questions
In advance, nor did any other member
of the examining board. As to the an
swers to the list of questions., we ; . had
none prepared, but marked the papers as
they came In from our knowledge of the
topics ' treated of. . «
Fred W. Snook said last night:
Snook Makes Denial.
AVhen told that Kelly would be sum
moned before the Grand Jury and that he
would testify that he had been promised
a set of -the examination -questions, and
again asked IT he knew anything concern
ing such a promise, he again said. "I know
nothing about the matter."
When asked If he knew Fred Snook, he
replied. "I will lalk when the time comes
before the proper people."
amination questions, which Kelly claims
that he .received he replied, "I know
nothing about the matter."
When Plumbing Inspector. Mulligan was
seen at h.ls residence last night and con
'fronted by the statement made by Kelly
he . appeared . greatly, agitated and was
very evasive in* all his answers.* ' At first
toe denied that he was" Mulligan, but when
the reporter refused to speak to any other
member of the household he admitted his
Identity.- In answer to an Inquiry as to
whether hV knew anything about the ex-
"I do not hc3itate-to swear that Fred ;
Snook. . one of the Board of -Examiners
for % the 'examination of plumblng lnspect- (
qrs,' peddled the questions around and
that Patrick Mulligan was one of the men
who had these questions in his possession
some days -before the examination was
Mulligan Is Agitated.
"As to my record, it will speak for it
self. I passed a ciiil service examination
for plumber In the Government service
and secured more than 90 per cent for my
answer's. Every one knows the difficulty
of passing a Government examination.
The questions put by the Board of Exam
iners for the Civil' Service Commissioners
were child's play compared to those I an
swered in the Government" examination.
"One of the questions required the
drawing of a and plan and one
of the men I speak of had a plan and
diagram Identical in every respect with
the one prepared by the Board of Exam
iners. It Is easy to infer from this that
the answers were peddled around in tho
same manner as the questions were. I
am perfectly willing to have my answers
to the examination questions compared
with those made by the other candidates
and abide by the decision of the best
plumbers in the city. ¦ ¦;••'
' "The Civil Service Commissioners se
lected master plumbers to act as an exam
ining board. This in Itself was wrong,
as the plumbing' Inspectors ' are called
upon to inspect the work done by these
men. .A man who would give answers
contrary to their views, though he might
be in the. right, would not be likely to
meet with "favor at their hands.' I den't
ask a favor of any nan; what I want
is justice and the exposure of these men
who have violated their oath and acted
in a, fraudulent manner. I am not afraid
to tell all I know and will do so before
the Grand Jury..'
"The rankest fraud was perpetrated in
the examination, as an investigation will
Bhow. Since I was let out of the health
office as a plumbing inspector I have gone
to the City Hall and taken copies of the
original questions and answers formu
lated by the Board of Examiners. I have
also copied the answers I made and the
answers made by four other men. One
of the men received a full percentage on
the questions as to knowledge of the du
ties of a plumber. Many of the answers
are incorrect.' as any man who *know9
anything, about plumbing can testify.
Now, it is a-remarkable fact that these
answers . ma.de by j this., man ¦ are Almost
identical -with those formulated by, the
Board of Examiners.
Identical With Prepared Answers.
' "I can tell a whole lot more, and will do
so before .the Grand Jury. I have a wife
and eight children to support, and no man
can say that I ever took a quarter I did
not work for. •
were dead easy: . I. got the list, of ques
tions from Mulligan and Fred Snook asked
mo for a sample of my handwriting, so
that he might recognise my written an
swers when the board passed on the mer
its of the candidates.
TOPEKA. Kans.. Feb. IS.— Th« case
against Mrs. Nation brought by the pro
prietors of "The Senate" saloon, whose
place she wrecked about ten days ago.
was resumed In court to-dsy- The court
room ¦was crowded.
\y # I. Jamison appeared for the State to
prosecute the case, ar.d J. M. Dumenil
represented Mrs. Nation. The table be
tween the two attorneys was piled high
with law bockf, and Mrs. Nation's at
torney had ready, besides legal bocks,
many quotations from the Bible. Mrs.
Nation sat behind her attorney and spent
roost of her time writing upon a small
tablet. The argument was commenced by
the defense and Attorney Dumenil cited
In shaking cf the first case parallel to
Mrs. Nation's smashing, he said:
"It is found in the Bible— In the Temple.
We find by Matthew that Christ entered
he Tcrr.plt* and abolished that nuisance."
•Ie cited the New Hampshire law, which
•syn xfcat the private party abating a nui
sanoe does r.ot have to do it Ip a manner
l*-st salted to the other party. That means
that the liquor does not have to be care
fU'.y poured out. The New Hampshire
FiattJt* says that public nuisances may be
£bite4 by the acts of Individuals.
At this point Mrs. Nation left her seat
and cjjened a window." The cold; wind
rwejit in and blew the papers about the
"Cioje that window and open It from
tn « t*i»." «wid Judse McCabe to Marshal
and Is Taken to Jail.
Urs. Nation B'fuses to Give a Bond
CBUSADER'S CASES IN COTTRT.
p**J<^ OPEKA. Kans.. Feb. 1? - Mrs. j
j Carrie Nation Is now In the Coun- i
I ty Jail as the result of her trial
¦*-^ on a peace warrant before Judce
Hazfn. The warrant was sworn
•to by the iloeser Cold Storage Company, !
Into whore plant Mrs. Nation entered yes- j
terday morning. Mrs. Nation acted as
h*T own attorney In the trial. Judge Ha
zen placed her under a $2W bond to keep
the peace ar.d ordered her to appear be
fore kirn at the next term of court- Mrf.
Nation refused to give the bond and said
Fhe would go\to jail. She 1* now de
tained in the hospital room of the County
Jail. v.-h?re she will probably remain for
pome time. In the City Court this morn-
Ing argrjmpr.ts were given In the case
brought aguinst Mrs. Nation by the pro
prietors of the wrecked Senate saloon.
Judge McCabe Faid he would take the
matter under advisement until Thursday
It 1b not likely that Mrs. Nation will be '
able to give a bond, because she declares
that s=he -will resum** her smashing cru- j
Fade against the "joints" . immediately
upon her relea.se. Her friends have been
advised that Judge Hazen will order her
released only on promise to send her
to her home at Medicine. Lodge.. .. [
Judge Hazcr. to-night placed Cal Mc-
Donald, Mrr. Rose Crist and MiES Made
line Southard under peace bonds. The
Judge delivered a scathing address to the
three Nation leader?. He expressed the
r.pir:Ion that Mtf. Nation is Insane, and
?aid those vho encourage her methods^of
reform ought to be of thtm
The warrants f<r the arrest of the three
persons named were vs-orn out by Wil
liam Moeser. He also began suits for ma
licious trespass against Mrs. Nation, Mrs.
CriFt. Miss Southard. Cal McDonald.
Frank Murphy. Dr. Eva Hardins. Mrs. A.
B- Chadwick and Rev. F. W. Emerson.
' Somewhat of a Fensation was produced
Jn the saloon wreckers* camp when It be
came known that three of their members
had been put under bonds and others were
to be ctw*.* Interesting developments are
"We desire that vre may have the aid
and names of all men and women of any
color or clime to l>e of us. Our motive
shall be Nehemiah lv:14: 'And I looked
and rose up and said unto the nobles and
to the rulers and to the: rest of the.'peo
ple. Be not afraid of- thsm: remember
the Lord yourGod, which is great' and
terrible, and fight for your brethren/.your
eons and your daughters, your wives, and
your houses.' Which is,* down with Uhis
Buplneness of hell— 'non-resistance'— the
paralysis Satan Is infusing into the delud
ed sons and daughters; of God in order
that ho may sow O .'J tares ~i Jii tisy.
bacco and Whisky.
TOPEKA. Feb. lS.-Mrs. Nation Issued
the following statement' to-day:
"HEADQUARTERS OF THE HOME
DEFENDERS. Feb. IS.
War of ¦ the Home-Defenders on To-
Mrs. Nation received a telegram this af
ternoon from the manager of a* Chicago
stock company, offering her 1500 a week
to play in a temperance play. She an
swered: "Not yet. while I've got eerie
MBS. NATION'S MANIFESTO.
Mrs. Nation's bond was fixed at 12000.
She refused to give it and was taken to
Other witnesses followed in a like man
ner, and she kept up a hot fusillade of
questions, such as, "What do you keep
In your place?" "Isn't It a fact that you
keep all kinds of hell-broth?" Mrs. Na
tion could not understand the sustaining
of the many objections, and said she did
not think the Judge was fair with her.
Mrs. Nation was tried on a peace war
rant and ; action . taken- to place her under
bond by County "Attorney Galen Nichols
before Judge Hazen in the District Court
at J:23 o'clock this afternoon. ' The trial
-was the result of her crusade Sunday
morning, the warrant being sworn out' by
the Moeser Ice and Cold Storage Plant,
where she was arrested by the Sheriff.
"Will Moeser, one of the partners, was the
fim witness. After he had answered, all
questions put by the County Attorney.'
Mrs. Xation. who acted as her own coun-
Fel. opened fire with all manner of ques
tions. Objections were offered, most of
which were sustained.
| Mrs. Nation took her seat and Ross
' closed the lower sash and opened the top
sash. Mr?. Nation rushed back and threw
up the lower sash again.
"Take your seat," commanded the
Judge. "The Marshal will take care of .
"He didn't do It," snapped Mrs. Nation.'
"You sit down and. 'tend to your bus
ineFs and I'll 'tend to mine," retorted the ;
Marshal, as he closed the window.
Mrs. Nation was surprised. She was
in the habit of having her own way, and
this was rather a shock to her. Se
looked at Ross as if too surprised to say
j a word.
I Attorney Dumenil referred to the New
j Jersey Equity Reports, which stated that
| a man had the right to abate a common
nuisance without proceeding through the
courts, but afterward, if the court found
that he had made a mistake and that the
place was not a common nuisance, he
colld he recovered against.
Assistant County Attorney Jamison, a
colored lawyer, made the argument for
the prosecution. He said the charge of
destroying property brought against Mrs.
Nation docs not come under the head of
malicious mlschirf. v He argued that tha
law of destroying property was the. one
under which Mrs.-" Nation was arrested.
He held that If Mrs. - Nation . was not
guilty, then every one had a right to do
as she did. . » .- ¦ -
..Judge McCabe . said the question was
new and important and entitled to a thor
ough consideration, and he would an
nounce a decision Thursday morning.
"This array of the Home Defenders de
clares Its. intent In its name:. We are the
fathers and mothers, who, as God's host,
have come to the help of the Lord against
the mighty, and we are here to withstand
all the 'fiery darts of the wicked.* with
the shield of faith. We demand defense
and will have It. No whisky, no' to
bacco or profanity shall defile our hearth
stones. No man or woman who uses any
of these defilements shall have or need
p.sk to serve us. We will be your brother
to help you to cleanse yourself from the
filthiness of the flesh, but you need .our
assistance. We caqnot use you in our
business until you clean up. We are go
ing to place before the people men and
women, who must be examples of virtue
and strength, who thall serve us to re
ward good and punish evil. 'Happy is
that people whose God is the Lord, yea,
happy Is that people in such a case.' Kan
sas shall be free, and we will set her on
a hill that her light may go to every dark
corner of the earth. 'Come with us and
we will do thee- good, for the Lord hath
spoken good concerning such a people.'
slumber. We have proven that the com
mand of Jesus is the only safe way. .'Re
sist the devil and he will flee.' Non-resist
ance and he Is bold end defiant.
called before the Grand Jury to reply to
the charges to be brought by James H.
Charges Fraud and Daceit.
Kelly's statements were secured last
night and he declares most positively that
in the examination held last November
for plumbing inspectors the grossest fraud
anddecelt were practiced by one member
of the board of examiners. Kelly avers
that Fred Snook, one of the master
plumbers secured by the Civil Service
Commissioners to formulate questions and
answers for the examination, "peddled
the list of questions around for days be
fore the examination was held." Kelly
also claimed that Snook had given the
list to Patrick Mulligan, who agreed to
let him see the questions, and that Snook
also; secured a specimen of his (Kelly's)
writing In order that Snook might recog
nize, Kelly's examination papers.
While Kelly does not have proof that
the list of prepared answers was also
"peddled around." a peculiar fact is dis
closed in comparing the list of prepared
answers and some of the examination
papers written by the candidates who
took the test. In one^instance the an
swers of the candidate are almost identi
cal to those prepared by the board of ex
aminers, even to the drawing of a plan
of plumbing, which competent plumbers
say- Is absolutely useless.
Kelly, with thirty years' experience as a
master plumber and also as a workman,
was "turned down" by the examiners,
while some men. whose answers In many
cases even a layman can discern as incor
rect/ received full credits from the exam
Attorney George Collins has been re
tained by Kelly to appear with him before
the Grand Jury ; and charge deceit and
fraud against the* Civil | Service Commis
sion and the. board of examiners selected
to conduct the test of ability of the city's
Inspectors of plumbing.
The board of examiners consisted of
Charles Weatherby, Richard Rice and
FYed W. Snook. .
Kelly rna'de the- following statement last
- His Experience Did Not Count.
"I 'was employed as a plumbing In
spector in the « office ; of the Board of
Health for the past thirteen months, and
have been engaged in the plumbing busi
ness all my life. ; ;.;»_.- \ '-;[
,' "I have worked for some of the princi
pal firms in this city and have also been
a master plumber. I. don't think that a
man lives who can honestly say that I do
not know 1 my trade. When the examina
tion for plumbing inspectors place
last November I took the examination,
and was the most surprised man In tho
world when I learned that I was rejected.
I intend to' go before^the Grand Jury and
charge fraud and deceit against the
board "of- examiners "who conducted the
"Twill s^ear that Fred Snook, one of
the examiners, peddled around the list of
examination questions Before the examin
ation was~ held, and that one of the in
spectors, Patrick Mulligan, who was suc
cessfully . passed by; the .board; had the
questions sorae, time before the day of the
examination. 1 1 am willing to admit that
i>: saw the" list of .questions ten ) min
utes before the examination was held.
I: did. .riot see ; . them -for the* pur
pose of studying up the right kind Vof
answers,- but I knew that -others '¦>; had
seen them, and I wanted -to see/ what
they -were like. I saw . that the questions
picion, consternation is likely to reign
among the* '.'Job holders" when they are
THE . many rumors which for
months have circulated in .the
city that seme of the examina
tions held by the Civil Service
¦ Commissioners were permeated
with fraud will be shortly investigated by
the Grand Jury now Fitting.
'. James H. Kelly, for thirty years a com
petent plumber, and recently In the em
ploy of the Health Department as a
plumbing Inspector. Is the man who will
furnish the Grand Jury with information
which seems destined to causs trouble
for important members of the civil service
The. recent expose of the manner In
which examination papers were marked
by the Civil Service Commission and
boards of examiners Is too well known to
need comment. ¦• ¦
Attaches at the City Hall, under .the
regime of his Honor Mayor James D. Phe
lan, have had a choice topic of conversa
tion In recounting the -many qualifications
of a man known as "The Professor." It
was openly stated In C!ty Hall circles that
a candidate for a position under the char
ter, no matter If ho were deaf, dumb or
blind, cculd secure a position by the aid
of "The, Professor." "The thing, is very
easy," was the general remark. '"All one
has to do Is to secure the services of 'The
Professor,' and he will take the examina
tion in the name of the man who wants
" Efforts to locate "The Professor" or
catch him at work have proved unsucess
ful, and while the friends of Mayor Phe
lan and the Civil" Service Commissioners
appointed by his Honor are congratulat
ing.themselves that the work of the char
ter^ Is, like . Caesar's . wife, above ¦ ; sus-
Grand Jury to Be Asked to Investigate Alleged
"Peddling Around" of List of Questions by
a Member of Board of Plumbing Examiners
Crusader Remains in Jail and the Arrest of Her
Principal Followers" Causes a Great Sensation
in the Camp of Saloon Wreckers at Topeka
Lord Stanley, the financial secretary of
the War Office, Imparted the Information
that the "Government had. purchased for
the troops in South Africa 113,975 horses in
Great Britain and 8748 elsewhere.' The
English and Irish horses proved the best
and the Americans next. • Of the latter
21,000 were purchased, while Canada sup
plied 3750. -.- -' ¦-¦"--¦-
LONDON, Feb. 18.— Questions in the
House of Commons to-day regarding the
war In South Africa did little . toward
really enlightening the situation in South
Africa. The Secretary of State for War.
Mr. Broderlck, gave a statement of the
ever-increasir.g number of cases of ty
phoid fever, among the, troops, thus par
tially, accounting for the long casualty
lists. .In October there were 569 cases and
SS deaths; in November, 1213 cases and
207 deaths, and in December 1663 cases and
2S6 deaths. The total since the beginning
cf tho war to December Is 13.101 cases and
the Houss of Commons.
Some Unpleasant Statistics Given in
"For the present they are poor. It will
take a long time to settle the country,
though, of course, it will eventually be
settled. Then there will be a large influx
of capital, and after the natural delay"
has been overcome, there may be even a
boom,' but that is* looking a long way
MANY DEATHS FROM FEVER
"There are several hundred Americans
In Pretoria ar.d Johannesburg, all splendid
fellows, , and mostly In positions of re
sponsibility connected with the mines.
They have done V groat^deal jofj.wQrk
toward 'the pumping out. of mines - lately
arid have organized a guard for the' pro
tection of - them. -This, step was most
necessary, as the gold fields cover." a front
of forty, odd miles, which it is very need
ful to protect, if only to prevent all their
efforts from being thrown away."
"What' are the chances of resuming
"Dewet has .the advantage of knowing
every inch of the country and of being as
sured beforehand of the active sympathy
of its inhabitants wherever he goes. The
English, on the other hand, have only a
partial knowledge of the country. They
are unfamiliar with the habits and lan
guages of the people and have incredible
difficulties to face at every step.
"I must say that Dewet's many escapes
are not, as many believe, merely the re
sult of luck, but so far as I can judge
from personal observation of the man his
successes up to the present are the result
of keen calculation and good generalship
on his part, combined with Spartan en
durance on.the part of his men. Dewet
Is a great man, as even his enemies grant,
but he has on his heels a, combined force,
the pick of the English army, under the
best generals in the neld, who are pursu
ing him relentlessly and with the tenacity
of the proverbial British (bulldog.
"The complexion of matters has com
pletely changed since I left Pretoria some
weeks ago, and at this distance It is Im
possible to say whether the war has really
ended. The area Is so Immense and oper
ations ore so widespread- that" nobody at
this distance can say what is happening."
"Will the British catch Dewet?" was
asked. 'J. i , ,
LONDON. Feb.' IS.— Adelbert Hay.
United States Consul to Pretoria, Is here
en route to America. He said to-day:
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Returning Diplomat Tells oi
¦ Work of Americans in
Consul Hay Praises
P Daring Boer
LEAD S BRITISH
JUDGE BELIEVES MRS. NATION
INSANE AND WILL DETAIN HER
UNTIL SHE PROMISES TO GO HOME
CHARGES FRAUD AND COLLUSION
IN THE EXAMINATIONS HELD BY
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSIONERS
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY ; 19, ) 190 17
VOLUME LXXXIX-XO. 81.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.
BAMESH. KELLY, one of the candidates who recently took an examination for the posi
hJb tion of Plumbing Inspector, intends to go before the Grand Jury and charge gross fraud
against the board of examiners selected by the Civil Service Commissioners. Kelly avers
that Fred Snook; o'ne of the examiners, "peddled around" the questions formulated, and that Pat
rick Mulligan had the list of questions in his pessessioji some days before the examination was
held. Kelly also charges that Snook asked him for a specimen of his handzvriting in order to
identify his' (Kelly's) written anszvers.