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VOL. XLIII. NO. 128.
How Davies' Statement Was
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
The State of Georgia Covered
With White Mantle
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
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
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.
District Judge Ross of Los Angeles a
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
A Grand Jury In New York Indicts Railroad
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
Temperance Workers Hold a
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
Big Prices Paid for a Famous Painter's
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.
A Celebrated New York Doctor Takes Prusslc
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.
Ll Hung Chang Will Try His Hand as a
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.
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
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
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.
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.
A San Franciscan Brings Suit Against a
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'
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.
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
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.
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.
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.

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