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VOL. XLIII. NO. 128.
TORTURED TILL HE TALKED How Davies' Statement Was Obtained STRUNG UP BY THE THUMBS Peculiar "Legal" Process Invoked by Hawaiian Officials The Master of the Contraband Steamer Nalmanklo Fainted Under the Terrible Punishment. San Francisco, Feb. 15.—The Call prints the following from Honolulu: The success of the government of Hawaii in conduct ing its treason cases wae due to the In criminating evidence given by Captain William Davies of the steamer \?ai manalu. The manner in which the sworn state ment was wrung from Davies is interest ing, as showing the peculiar "legal" pro cess at present existing in the Hawaiian Islands. Davies and his mate, Knudsden, were arrested on the morning of January sth. Knudsden made a confession, telling what little he knew. Davies, who is an Ameri can citizen, refused to give any informa tion, and while protesting his innocence, demanded an interview wiih the United Btates minister. This was refused. Davies was then taken into the prison yard, where lie was shown two ringbolts in the wall above his head. The uni formed inquisitors of the Government then gave the Captain to understand that if a complete confession was not forth coming he would be strung np by his thumbs. Davies did not flinch, but de manded that if the American Minister could not come the Consul-General should be informed that he, as an American citi zen, wished to see hini. His protest was in vain. His legs were bound below the knees and his thumbs were lashed with whipcord to the ring bolts. A box was placed below him so that the unfortunate man's toes just touched it. Davies wae stripped to the waist, while Marshal Hitchcock, Attorney-General Smith and Surgeon-General Cooper, with a stenographer, awaited the statement which they believed would be shortly forthcoming. They were mistaken. Davies would not weaken. Sweat oozed from every pore. The strong man in his agony begged a drop of water to cool the thirst that consumed him. The tendons of the victim's limbs stood out like strands of rope; blood vessels knotted on arms and legs, swelling as if ready to burst with congested blood restrained in its course by his abnormal position. His tormentors urged him to implicate all known to be politically opposed to tbeir methods, without avail. Davies refused to surrender the secret he had sworn to pro tect. At last, when it was apparent by his respiration that it would be impossi ble to hold out longer, nature succumbed and-Davies, cursing the fiends who were torturing him, fainted. Dr. Cooper used salts of ammonia to re vive the Captain, who had passed into the painless realms of unconsciousness. As soon as he revived two negro convicts sus pended him again by his thumbs. This inhuman operation was begun at noon and it was 6 o'clock in the evening before Davies, more dead than alive, made the statement which respited him from the inhuman barbarity of his persecutors. Another case of torture was brought to light in military inquiry. A young na tive, who was known to be intimate with Cari Widemann, was handcuffed at the wrists and ankles. Then, with a refine ment of cruelty which would shock a Per sian satrap, he was placed in a tank of ice-cold water. He was kept there until circulation of the blood in the extremities had almost ceased and Dr. Cooper, who appears in the unenviable light of an arch inquisitor, declared that the action of the heart was almost suspended. The chief of police, Marshal Hitchcock, had the young Kanaka taken from the tank and, after being restored from his condition of semi-consciousness, the tor ture was administered again. Flesh and blood could stand such inhumanity no longer and the much-needed confession was given. But one man will be sent on the Mari posa. His name is E. Franz, aged 19, and is charged with conspiracy. On the steamer Australia, leaving here on the 23d inst., a number of men now under arrest will be allowed to leave the country, with the understanding that they cannot return without the permission of the Government. In the meantime an act will be passed to cover their cases. It is understood that the law will prohibit their return. Among the men who will be allowed to leave will be James Brown, Fred Wunden burg, George Ritman, John White, Charles Creighton, E. B. Thomas and F. H. Redward. White and Ritman made the dynamite ■bells that were to be used by the rebels. Peterson and Creighton were both Cabinet officers at one time. Wundenburg was formerly Postmaster-General. Up to this date the military court has disposed of sixty-five cases; it convicted iixty-two men, acquitted two and one ease, that of the ex-Queen, is pending. Since last advices the court has tried twenty-one native rebels, and V. V. Ash ford, John Cummings, John Wise, Cap tain Davies. John F. Bowler and V. V. Ashford have been found guilty of mis prision and treason. Cummins and Davies both pleaded guilty of treason. The lat ter was the muster of the steamer Wai manalo, the vessel that landed arms for the rebels. The government has liberated John S. Wulker, Thomas Rawlins and Henry Bwinton on their own recognizances. The men are charged with conspiracy. It is understood that a numher of the prison ers who have business interests will be liberated after the departure of the Mari posa. A well defined rumor says that Admiral Beardslee has instructions to raise the flag of the United States over I'eurl Har bor. It is indicated that thu United THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES. States Government will take possession of the harbor under guaranteed treaty rights and virtually declare a protectorate over the islands. Admiral Beardslee is said to be vested with the authority necessary to carry out the programme. C. C. Moreno, who takes a lively inter est in Hawaiian affairs, recently wrote to Robert Wilcox, one of the condemned rebel leaders, saying that he had been ussured by Senator Hawley and other prominent men that Cleveland and Willis were both ready to recognize the rebels if they were successful. F. D. Walker, owner of the schooner Norma, which recently arrived from Vic toria with a cargo of salmon, has been re fused permission to leave the country, the authorities believing that the Norma landed a large supply of opium on one of the islands. Walker has filed a protest with the British minister. It is claimed the government has no evidence at hand to implicate Walker. HIT WITH A MONKEY WRENCH A Discharged Railroad Laborer Fatally Injures a Section Foreman San Bernardino, Feb. 14.—Mike Kiley, a Southern California foreman at Sum mit, twenty-rive miles north of here, was assaulted about 6 o'clock last night by John Daley, a day laborer, whom he had just discharged, and he will probably die from his injuries. Daley was struck over the head with a monkey wrench, and the physicians think his skull is fractured. Word was telegraphed to this city and a train dispatched to the scene with Dr. J. N. Baylis on board. An examination developed the fact that the only chance of saving Kiley's life was by trepanning the skull, and the train returned to this city at midnight with the wounded man. He was taken to the Sisters' Hospital and preparations made for the operation. As far as known there had been no altercation between the men, but upon being notified of his discharge Daley at once attacked the foreman, inflicting what are thought to be fatal injuries. Sheriff Holcomb and a posse started out to try and capture the murderer. BANKER BARRON'S MILLIONS The Widow Says Her Husband Was Never Drunk but Twice Johanna, the Housekeeper, Identifies a Lette From the Butler to a House Servant. The Case does Over. San Jose, Feb. 15.—Johanna Curran' Mrs. Barron's housekeeper, resumed the stand at the trial of the will contest today. She identified a letter from Butler William McWhinney to Minnie Byrne, a chamber maid, in which lie stated that he intended to tell the God's truth on the witness stand. Mrs. Eva Rose Barron was then called to testify. She denied that her relations with George Barron, the contestant, had ever been anything but friendly before her husband's death. It was also denied by the witness that she had used any un due influence upon her husband or that she had discussed the provisions of the will with him before he told her that he had had it drawn up. Mrs. Barron said her husband had never been under the influence of liquor or drugs but on two occasions, and that was when he had been to a dentist to have operations performed on his teeth. The direct examination of the witness was not concluded. The court adjourned the hearing of the case until next Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. MIND READER BISHOP'S MOTHER Wants the Surgeons Who Cut Up Her Son's Body Brought to Trial New York, Feb. 15.—The mother of Washington Irving Bishop, the mind reader, who died at the Lambs' Club sev eral years ago, called on Mayor Strong last night. She introduced herself as Lady Lucas Langdon Nicholas, and said that her husband was a grandson of Nicholas [, he told the Mayor of the autopsy per formed on her son and of how the sur geons engaged in it had been indicted but never brought to trial. She announced that she was still on the trail of Delanoy Nicoll, whom she blames for having had the indictment dismissed. The Mayor listened attentively, but had no comment to make. Lady Lucas was satisfied. She said she would get up a public meeting and expose Mr. Nicoll. When she left she said she was going to call on District At torney Fellows. PULLMAN'S MAN PRIDAY The Vice-President of the Car Company Lets His Wife Get a Divorce Chicago, Feb. 15.—Mrs. Laura B. Wickes obtained her decree of divorce from her husband, Thomas B. Wickes, vice-president of the Pullman Car Com pany, in Judge Tuthill's court this after noon. Mr. Wickes did not contest the case. Mrs. Wickes charged extreme cruelty. National Manufacturers' Association. Cincinnati, Feb. 15.—The new National Manufacturers' Association is in a most satisfactory state of preliminary organi zation. Acceptances have been received from all the appointees of the executive committee except one—California. This committee is composed of twelve members from the best twelve states in tiie bulk of manufacturers. President Dolun of Phil adelphia has announced his intention of calling a meeting of this committee in a short time in this city. Given a Chair of Theology Chicago, Feb. 15.—Dr. G. B. Foster of McMastcr College, Toronto, has accepted a call to the chair of theology in the Uni versity of Chicago Divinity School, re cently made vacant by the death of Pro fessor B. F. Simpson. Professor Foster was for several years pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Saratoga, N. Y. Taken Back for Trial Santa Barbara, Feb. 15.—Eva Buist, an inmate of a house of ill-fame here, was arrested by Chief Prather of Anniston, Ala., and taken back this afternoon. She was extradited on a murder charge for un abortion on Emma Tucker, committed With Dr. S. J. McCurry. Joe Beard, Miss Tucker's brother-in-law and lover, as sisted. All three are indicted. SNOW INSTEAD OF SUNSHINE The State of Georgia Covered With White Mantle SLEIGHS AND SNOWBALLING It Is Beyond the Comprehension of the Oldest Inhabitant Famous Winter Resorts Burled Under Three Feet of Snow—Children Perish From Exposure Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 15.—The worst snow storm in the memory of the present gen eration is now prevailing throughout Geor gia. In Atlanta it has fallen heavily since early morning, and the ground is now covered with live inches of snow on four inches on the frozen remains of Sunday night's storm. Tiie trolley car system is paralyzed, nnd practically no business is being transacted and the streets are given over to improvised sleighs and merry snow balling parties, enjoying the unac customed sport. At Darien, on the coast, the ground is covered with snow four inches deep. This is the first time in the history of this ancient town that such a thing has happened. Twenty years ago there was a fall of snow, but it was gone in two hours. There has never been such a severe spell of weather as has been experienced for the last few weeks. All the orange trees and early vegetables are killed. Thomasville, the famous winter resort, had a three-inch fall of snow last night, and sleigh bells are ringing in the streets for the lirst time in the history of the city. At Quitman the first snow that has fallen since 1870 fell lastjnlght. It began at 7 o'clock anrl continued for two hours, about three and a half inches falling. The situation is a novel one to Quitman, and business is suspended while every body is enjoying snowballing. At Buchanan tiie snow and sleet have stopped all saw mills, coaling and other public works in the county. Farmers are behind with their work and everything is at a standstill. In Telfair county the heaviest snow ever known in that section fell last night to the depth of three inches, and turned into a tine Meet this morning. Cattle on the range are dying from the effects of the protracted cold weather. At Augusta two children, one white aged. 6 months, and one colored, aged 0 months, died last night from exposure. Texas Mantled In White Dallas, Tex., Feb. 15.—Reports from Wednesday's snowstorm from all over the state, sum it up as without parallel in the history of Texas. Two inches, the small est and fourteen inches the greatest depth fell in every county reported from Texar kana to the south of tbe Rio Grande, ami from New Mexico to Sabino Pass. Tbe whole surface of the state was robed in white. These lines are, generally speak ing, 1000 miles in length. A«most singu lar fact is that the deepest snow fell in the gulf counties. There were fourteen inches at Galveston and twelve inches in Goliad, while in North Texas five inches waa the average. At Other Points Memphis, Term., Feb. 15.—Reports from all sections of tbe South indicate that the snow storm bas been more extensive than ever before known. At Birmingham much suffering is re ported among poor people on account of the continuous cold. Cattle are reported dying in great numbers. Jasper, Fla., Feb. 15.—Two inches of snow covered the ground this morning and has not melted yet. Fernandina, Fla., Feb. 16.—A flurry of snow fell this morning. THE NEW FEDERAL COURT District Judge Ross of Los Angeles a Candidate Senator Whit: Is Looking After th: Southern Californian's Interest9--Jujges Wallace and Bellinger nentioned Washington, Feb. 15. —The principal candidates fur the additional circuit judgeship, created lti the Pacific Slow circuit by v bill Which passed the He,use today, are Judge Ross, present judge of the Southern California District, aud Judge Wallace, judge of tiie Superior Court of San Francisco, Senator Whiti is supporting Hoss. United States District Judge Bellinger of Oregon is also men tioned, THE TEN-HOUR LAW A Grand Jury In New York Indicts Railroad Officers Brooklyn, Feb. 15.— The Grand Jury to day presented Indictments against Ben jamin Norton, president of the Atlantic Railway Company, and Superintendent Daniel .1. Quinn, charging them with vio lation of the ten-hour law. Judge Moure notified counsel to have men in court tomorrow. The offense is punish able with a line of $500, a year's impris onment, or both. The Grand Jury also found indictments against twenty-seven persons for felony and riotous conduct. THE M'DONALD CASE Little Prospect of a Verdict-The Jury Locked Up San Fransisco, Feb. 15.—Arguments were concluded today in the trial of Bank Wrecker McDonald. After several hours the jury did not show any sign of agree ing upon a verdict and it was locked up for the night. Ice Record Broken Hamilton, Out., Feb. 15.—Clara K. broke the world's ice trotting record for the distance today. She made live miles in 12:4U 1-2. Hard on Officer Baker Chang, the Chinese interpreter of the Police Court, approached Clerk Gridley in the Police Station yesterday, and hand ing him a dilapidated old tile told him that Officer Baker had taken his hat. "Why, isn't that your hat?" asked Clerk Gridley, to which the Celestial replied, "No sir, my hat heap good. Him old worn out long time." At last accounts Baker was cutting a swell in Chinatown encased in the Chinaman's bonnet, while the latter was strutting around ashamed of the old, back number lid, which Baker looked most becoming in. THE DEAD DIPLOMAT riexlco Pays Tribute to the Memory of Minister Gray City of Mexico, Feb. 15.—United States Minister Gray's body leaves tomorrow at 9:15 a. ra via the Mexican Central on a special train for his Indianapolis home, accompanied by Mrs. Gray and Bayard Gray. President Diaz will accompany the body with a brigade of soldiers to the train. A general order has been issued by President Diaz that all the national flags throughout the Republic of Mexico shall remain at half mast until the body has crossed the Rio Grande River. The Pres ident personally paid a visit of condolence to the legation this morning. Mrs. Diaz called this afternoon on Mrs. Gray. The German minister has asked his colleagues to let their flags remain at half mast until the body has crossed the frontier. The city is in mourning today, RETURNS COMING IN Income Tax Certificates and Coin Being Sent to Collectors Washington, Feb. 15.—Collectors or in ternal revenue throughout the country have already begun to receive returns under the income tax law, and in a num ber of instances the cash has accompanied the returns. Inasmuch as the tax is not required to be paid before July Ist next, several collectors have asked to be in structed as to whether they could accept payment at tiiis time. To these inquiries Commissioner Miller lias replied that the tax may be received at any time provided the collector is satistied that the return is correct. FAIR AND THE WHEAT DEAL A Speculation of a Few Years Ago to Figure in the Contest The Heirs Set Up a Novel Proposition tn Show That the nutti-millonaire Was of Unsound nind Ran Francisco, Feb. 15.—As to what ex tent James G. Fair, the late millionaire, was mixed up in a gigantic wheat deal attributed to him some years ago, prom ises to cut considerable figure in thu con test that will ensue over his will. It is claimed by tbe heirs tbat none of his accounts show any dealings in wheat, and the inference is drawn that either he waa insane at tbe time or else bis money was used without his knowledge. Several efforts have been made by tbe heirs to ascertain bow much wheat belonging to the estate is stored in various warehouses, but tbe executors bave refused to give any information on tbe subject. THE PEOPLE'S PARTY Secretary flcParlin Says There Is to Be a New National Party Loekport, N. V., Feb. 15.— J. McParlin, of this city, Secretary of the State and National committees of the People's party, in an interview today, stated that about March 4 he expects the birth of a new national party. Mr. McParlin states that during the past few weeks secret con ferences bave been held by members of Congress and other influential men from all parts of the country; that important political action will follow, he affirms, is certain. The platform of the new party will be Bimetallism and Protection. "lam led to believe," Mr. McParlin added, "that the conference will result in the formation of a new party in favor of free coinage nnd protection with v bount iful element back of it from the start, not only in the South and West but in Penn sylvania and other Eastern states." A COURAGEOUS OFFICER Pursuit of the Arizona Train Robbers Across the Border Tucson, Feb. 15.—Word reached here this evening that the men who held up the everland train near Wilcox several weeks ago have crosse I the line into BonOra. Deputy United States Marshal Scott White of Tombstone aud a posse are in pursuit. It is thought they will capture the bandits if tbey come up with them, for Whit" is a courageous ufHcer and nut a new band at running cown this class of criminals. THE VALLEY ROAD Several Cash Payments Have Been /lade. Stockholders to Meet San Francisco. Feb. 15.— A general meeting of subscribers to the San Frun cisco and Sen Joaquin Valley road is tn lie held next Wednesday to consider the proposed articles of incorporation and the selection of provisional directors. Ten per cent, of the subscriptions has been asked, payable before the meeting. In response to this request several cash pay ments, aggregating $17,50:), were volun tarily made this afternoon. The subscrip tions now aggregate $2,150,000. TROUBADOURS IN TROUBLE A Georgia Grand Jury Indicts Members of Lottie Collins' Company Macon, Ga., Feb. 15.—The grand jury here found true bills today against ten members of the Lottie Collins Trouba dours for riot and shooting. The trouble arose about paying transfer charges on baggage. The company started for Sa vannah before they could be arrested. Frozen to Death Albuquerque, N. M., Feb. 15.—Jose Carabajai and his son Juan have been found frozen to death on the mesa aast of this city. They left here Wednesday night with some supplies during the blinding storm and went into camp where their bodies were frozen stiff. The Deadlock at Boise Boise, Idaho, Feb. 15.— There was one pair in the joint legislative convention und the ballot resulted: Shoup, 19; Sweet, 18; Claggett, 15. THE WHITE RIBBON BRIGADE Temperance Workers Hold a Convention THE MANY MILLION ROLL Attention of Congress Called to the Monster Memorial A Petition That Haa Been Around the World and It Signed by Millions ol People In the Cause of Temperance Washington, Feb. 15.—The Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal church was decorated today in honor of the convention of the White Ribboners. A gooil attendance greeted the opening session, which began with the singing of hymns, followed by ho address of welcome by Mrs. M. E, Griffith, president of the District W. C. T. U. Then came a prayer and consecration meeting conducted by Mrs. Catherine Lent Stevenson, of Chicago, and partici pated iii by other prominent workers in the cause of temperance. Mrs. Griffith conducted a noontide prayer meeting which began at 12 o'clock. Miss Frances Willard and Lady Henry Somerset were unable to be present, hav ing been detained in Boston. The prin cipal object of the gathering is to call to the attention of Congress and the Presi dent as strongly as possible the immense polyglot petition which has arrived in Washington after a journey around the world and, now, it is asserted, bears the signatures of more than 5,000,000 people of all nationalities. At the evening session an address writ ten by Miss Willard was read. Temperance Crusaders at Work Sioux City, lowa. Feb. 15.—The Wo man's Christian Temperance Union tem perance crusaders were out on a tour of saloons again today, but their number was much smaller than on yesterday, when they received such a warm reception at one of the saloons. All places on the principal streets of the city were visited and everybody seemed to have turned out to see the crusade. Nothing else was talked of in Sioux City today but the cru sade. LATE SUNSET Big Prices Paid for a Famous Painter's Pictures New York, Feb. 15.—The executors' sale of paintings of the late George Innes, N. A., was concluded last night, the entire collection of 240 pictures being sold for a total of 1108,670. At the sale last night one bid of (8000 was refused by the auc tioneers for Innes' famous painting, Late Sunset. The highest price paid for paint ings last night was $iX.K) for Albano, Italy; $950 for MUkfng Time, ; $1200 for Sunrise, by W. A. White; $1125 for St. Andrews, New Brunswick, by J. C. Wells, and $1060 for the Red Oaks, by Charles K. Clark. SUICIDE OF A PHYSICIAN A Celebrated New York Doctor Takes Prusslc Acid New York, Feb. 15.—Dr. Carlos B. Dunlevy, a physician and a member of a family of prominent doctors, committed suicide tonight in the hallway of the Putnam house by taking an ounce of prussic acid. A FAILURE AS A FIGHTER Ll Hung Chang Will Try His Hand as a Peacemaker. Yokohama, Feb. 15.—1t is reported here that Li Hung Chang and Prince Kung, an uncle of the Emperor of China, have been appointed peace envoys. A SENSATION IS PROMISED Startling Testimony Looked For in the Ging Murder Case Women Besieged the Assassin With Requests for His Autograph—lmpeaching Blixt's Testimony Minneapolis, Feb. 15.—The defense this morning in the Hayward trial resumed its efforts to impeach the testimony of Ciaus A. Blixt, the particulars of the attack beinir against the story Blixt told on the stand of having gone to see some of his acquaintances in South Minneapolis im mediately after the commission of the crime. The evidence of Ole Thorsen, his wife, and Mary Larson, established at least a doubt that Blixt visited the house on Twelfth Avenue South, which he claimed to have visited that night. Hurry said this morning that the absence of any distinct line of defense in the opening speech of John Day Smith yesterday was by no means an indication of weakness, as the public seem to think. "Do you mean by that to indicate that tiicre is sensational evidence to come?" "That is just wdiat I mean." replied the accused. "There will be some facts brought out that may astonish the people." The crowds in attendance have dimin ished somewhat in size, but are made up of the usual proportion of women who exhibit the most morbid curiosity and even sympathy for the defendant. Some of the women will go to any length to get a word with him or an autograph or a hankerchlei for a souvenir. \Y .D.Wilson testilied that he had known Mir*s Gring for several years nnd that on the night of the murder be saw her driv ing out in Lyndale uvenue in a buggy. He identified Harry Hayward as the man wdio accompanied her. Miss Mabel Uartlettson testified that Harry Hayward went into the theater with her. She was with him from 8 to 11 o'clock p. tn, The Cable Chess Contest New York, Feb. 15.— W. Steinitz, the chess expert, will mail a letter on Tues day to T. Gunsberg, in which he will ask the Ixindon player to endeavcr to get PRICE FIVE CENTS. Bla'ckburhe, Mason, Laskef'and Tech nian to join in the play or ten iram.es of chess with Steinitz, the moves to be recorded by cable, the ten games to be played on ten successive Saturdays. The British Chess Club of London and the Manhattan Chess Club of this city have now arranged on all terms of the proposed match to be played on ten boards by cable on March 9th, and each club is trying hard to get the best possi ble team for the contest. THE MINERS' CONVENTION Investigating the Allegations of Bribery Against ricßrlde and Others Columbus, 0., Feb. 15.—The chief mat ter of interest in the Miners' Convention today was the report of the committee of Hfteen that it had not found sufficient evidence to justify the allegation of Mark Wild that he had been given money cor ruptly by John Mcßride to pull out as a leader of Debs' men in the Hooking Val ley strike. Mcßride said this was equiva lent to a Scotch verdict, and the report was recommitted with instructions that the committee make an effort to settle the matter definitely one way or the other. CHARGED WITH SHEEP STEALING A San Franciscan Brings Suit Against a Politician San Francisco, Feb. 15. —Mrs. Fannie K. Chamberlain, whose hujband was in the cattle business, has brought suit against Jefferson (i. James, late Demo cratic candidate for Mayor, charging him with embezzling nearly eleven thousand sheep. There were that many sheep in her husband's estate when he died, and they have disappeared. Mrs. Chamber lain flunks she has found them in James' possession. He Was Crazy on the Street Mariartc Peri was found wandering on Buena Vista street last night violently Insan*. He was arrested by Orficr Black burn and taken to the County Jail, where he \v:is jilaced in the padded cell to be held until his case can be heard in the Superior Court. COAL CHEAPER THAN WATER The Frost Bitten People of Chicago Given a Chance A Fight Between Railroad Companies Places Fuel at a Price Within the Reach of All Chicago, Feb. 15.—Coal was offered in carload lots at $1.10 a ton on the tracks in Chicago yesterday. This was the lowest price touched since the coal war com menced. So far it is only Western coal which is affected in price by the fight be wcen tbe railroad companies, but if the war continues the Eastern mine-owners and railroads will be active participants. A number of coal men from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania are jn the city. The rate war began with the Mo non and the Chicago and Eastern Illinois railroads, lias been joined in by tiie Chi cago nud Alton, the Wabash, and the Illinois Central roads. Tho effect of the reducing ot the rate schedule began to be felt by the Eeastern mine operators and large dealers. Protests did not avail, and after several sessions in Columbus, the coal men decided to come to Chicago to see what they could do to conserve their interests. THE END NOT YET Minister Mariscal Says the Trouble With Guatemala Is Not Ended City of Mexico, Feb. 15.—Don Ignacio Mariscal, Minister of Foreign Relations to the Mexican cabinet, states that despite reports to the contrary, the end of the Guatemalan question is not yet in sight, the secretary intimating the neighboring Republic is still evading the real questions in the dispute with Mexico, and endeav oring to gain all the time possible. Mr. De Leon is confined to his bed by a slight illness. The negotiations ne tween Foreign Minister Mariscal and Guatemalan Minister De Leon continues most slowly, lt is untrue as has been telegraphed that they are discussing the amount ol indemnity to be paid by Guate mala and that Guatemala concedes that on indemnity and apology is due Mexico. Mexico has not receded one iota from her original demands as outlined by Diaz in his message opening Congress. TH E HEPPNER STAGE HELD UP Oregon Highwaymen Stop a Coach Driven by a Woman Pendleton, Or., Feb. 15.—Word was re ceived this evening from Echo, that the stage between that place and Heppner wus held up by a highwayman today. The country through which the stage passes is lonely nnd bus few settlers. The stage driver is a woman, Mrs. At kinson. No further particulars are ob tainable. Deputy United States Marshal Bentley and Postmaster Johnson of Pen dleton have gone to the scene. FRANK STONE'S PASS A Federal Orand Jury Will See Why Huntington Issued It San Francisco, Feb. 15.—The United States Grand Jury empanneled t.iis after noon by Judge Morrow charged the jury to investigate the Southern Pacific pass system, especially the pass of Frank Stone, said to be given him hy Hunting ton, and upon which is based a violation of the interstate commerce law. Death Preferred to Jail Springfield, 111., Feb. 15.— 0. J. Bow man, agent of the Wabush road at River ton, committed suicide to avoid arrest for embezzlement. He has embezzled a con siderable sum of railroad and express money to further an invention. Against Barbed Wire Fences Sacramento, Feb. 15.—Among the new bills introduced ir. the Assembly today is one by McKelvey of Orange, to prevent officers and employees of banking institu tions from borrowing funds thereof. By Wilkinson, to prevent the use of barbed wire for fences. To Investigate the Strike Brooklyn, N. Y.j Feb. 15.—The legisla tive committee appointed to investigate the cause of the trolley strike, began its , labors today.