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ADVERTISING PA,YS | IN A GOOD MEDIUM—THE HERALD ♦ REACHES THE PEOPLE J ■♦♦+♦♦ »♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ VOL. XLIII. NO. 129. IN UNEXPLORED AFRICA Some Queer Things That Donald Smith's Party Found A FUNNY KING AND QUEEN Strange Customs of the Natives in Far Abyssinia The People (task Themselves While Bating. Cruelty to the Helpless Is a Pastime New York, Teh. 16.—The Associated Press has received the following letter from Dr. A. Donaldson Smith, of Phila delphia, In which news of the Rudolph, Kustcrn African, expedition is given up to December 14, 1894. The letter is dated from the Shebeyli river, near Somaliland. He relates tbe details of bis encounter with Dodjas Wada Gubbra, an Abyssinian rtder. wbo had exterminated or enslaved the native Gallas and who prevented Dr. Smith and his party from proceeding. The doctor writes: Da Gubbra proved himself to be one of the funniest and wittiest old men imagin able. His wife and daughter and princi pal female slaves bad their brows re moved and large crescents tattooed in blue ink over their eyes. They do not cook tbeir meat, but eat it immediately the animal is killed. They always conceal their faces when eating or drinking and the sight of a lot of Abyssinians squatted about a dead bullock with their cloaks thrown completely over their beads is very amusing. They have many curi ous customs. Such a thing as morality is unknown among them. They seem to de light in cruelly treating their slaves. I have frequently seen young girls kicked and beaten for quite trifling offenses. We made a rich discovery on our way south. I had heard of a river that ran under a mountain, where the great god of the Gallas, Waco, had carved a place for himself. As we wore not far from it Mr. Oillet and I made an ex cuse that we wished to shoot elephants, which alwunded there. We made a hard push and to our surprise dis covered the most beautiful subterranean passage it would be possible to imagine. A large tributary of the River Juba bad carved a way for itself through a moun tain a mile in length. On the other side of the stream were vaulted chambers from 125 to 150 feet high and supported on massive columns. The columns were most ornamental, y carved by the waters, ami many would form long arched pas sages. Tbe mountain was hol lowed out a great distance on the other aide of the stream, which I have named the "Cave of Windlawn." The great inirt of our journey has been through the richest country, from an ag cultural point of view, I have ever seen, and the climate would suit an European farmer exactly. There are signs of pre vious cultivation; but little land is culti vated at present. For every village that is inhabited there are at least six that are without owners. All about these villages there are large areas that were highly cultivated five years ago and even more recently before ■ the Abyssinians grabbed the land and slaughtered the natives. We bave a long journey before us and it will probably be several months before we reach Lake Ru dolph. [Signed] A. Donaldson Smith. TROUBLE FOR SAN DOMINGO France to Claim Indemnity for the Death of a Subject The High.Handed Action of the President of the island In Seizing Property la to Be Resented Bethlehem, Pa., Feb. 16.—From private advices received here tonight, it is learned that there is trouble brewing for the island of San Domingo. The president of that island, it was stated, has been acting with a high hand in seizing the funds ofsome French mer chants. The French will also claim in demnity for the deatii of one of their countrymen. The French now have five men-of-war lying at Havti ready to pounce down upon the little island. COIN POURINQ IN Subscriptions to the Valley Railroad Being Rapidly Paid San Francisco, Feb. 18,—The officials of the Hank of California found it necessary to put an extra clerk at work today be cause of the rush of business caused by incoming deposits of Valley Koad sub scriptions on their stock assessment. Cashier Hrown gave over the use of bis private office to these depositors, and the bank had the appearance, during the forenoon, of a well-attended meeting of the Valley Koad general committee. The sum of $30,550 was paid in today. Indians to Get Cash Omaha, Feb. 16.—The Bee tonight says: It was stated at the Omaha federal build ing today that in future Nebraska ra dians are to be paid tbeir annuities in cash instead of tbe customary supply of blankets, groceries, etc. This is said to be the result of thieving perpetrated on be Indians by traders, who secure their supplies for naught. It is believed this .ystem will apply throughout the entire West. The Gamblers Won London, Feb. 16.—The case of the Anti- Gambling League against the Jockey Club at Newmarket resulted in favor of the club. Tbe magistrate before whom the case was heard decided the evidence sub mitted by the league was not sufficient to warrant a prosecution. California Lands Washington, Feb 10.—Mr. Caminetti of California introduced a resolution to day calling upon the Secretary of the In LOS AXGELES, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1895.—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. terior to suspend action upon al\ selec tions riled by land-grant railroads, for lands in California, until January 1, 1806, unless legislation providing for examina tion of mineral lands within the limits of said selections shall be enacted previous to that date. STATE AND ESTATE A New York Tammany Boodler riust Settle Up New York, Feb. Mi.—Hy a decision ren dered today by Referee Choat, John Y. Mo- Kane, ex-chieftain of Uravesend, who is serving a long term of imprisonment in Sing Sing, for juggling with registration lists on Coney Island, must restore an es tate, variously estimated at $150,000 tn $1100,000, to Mrs. Catherine Baur and her daughter Katie, widow and daughter of the late Paul Baur, a Coney Island hotel keeper, who died at Bloomingdalc Asy lum, January 2, 1889. In addition to re linquishing the property. McKane also, within sixty days, must file an account ing, showing what he did with the money collected. International Money Council Berlin, Feb. 16. —Tbe Reichstag today adopted a resolution submitted yesterday by Count yon Mirbach, instructing th c Federal Government to issue invitations for an International monetary conference, to take action for the rehabilitation of silver as a circulating medium. Count yon Pasadowsky Wegner, Secretary of State for the imperial treasury, on behalf of the Government declared their sym pathy was with the object aimed at. HELD UP BY HIGHWAYMEN Knights of the Road Hold Up a Stage in Northern California Welts-Fargo'a Box Rifled and the Pessengers flade to Contribute to the Modern Glaude Duvals Oroville, Cal., Feb. L 6.— The Forbes town stage Was stopped this morning three miles from Oroville. Two passen gers were robbed and the treasure box taken, from which $250 was obtained, and $440 from the two passengers, iplOO being in $5 greenbacks and the remainder in gold. The robber is described as a short man with long black whiskers, by one, and as a tall man with long whiskers, by another. One asserts he saw the robber lying near the road last night and having a shotgun. Fred Morse was driving the stage. The fellow stepped from behind a little oak tree at the edge of a bridge, and poking up a gun, cried, "Halt!" The stage was brought to a sudden standstill. The United States mail was not robbed. The elder Morse, who drove on this road for many years, was robbed seventeen times by highwaymen. The express companies ! finally withdrew the line of express. A tall man with long whiskers had been seen several times lately near the scene of the robbery. He was bitten through the hand by a butcher's dog within a mile of this place. THE WAR IN ASIA Americans Mixed Up With the Chinese at Wei Hal Wei Freed Chee Foo, Feb. —All foreigners serv ing with Chinese forces at Wei Hai Wei, except the American, John Wilde, alias Howie or Harvie, have been set free. Wilde was arrested by the Japanese at Kobe, aboard the French steamer Sydney, with Cham Taa Moore, formerly an inter preter for the Chinese legation at Wash ington, and an Englishman named Cam eron, on the charge of being engaged in a plot to destroy Japanese warships with torpedoes. He and two companions were released on taking the oath to do nothing to assist the Chinese during the impend ing war. A FARMER WITH A PISTOL He Kills His Wife, Shoots a Child and Then Suicides Tottenham, Ont., Feb. 16.—A strange and horrible tragedy was enacted here this morning by Kobert Newberry, a prominent citizen 75 years of age. New berry lived witn his wife and little nieces. This morning, without apparent cause, be drew a revolver and shot his wife in the back of the head, killing her instantly. He then chased the little girl into the bock yard, pointing the revolver at her. She pleaded for her life but he fired upon her, putting a bullet into her hip. New berry then re-entered the house and shot himself through the head, expiring sev eral hours later. Newberry was a farmer and bad been in poor health. The child's wounds are not serious. nineral Lands in Idaho and Montana Washington, Feb. 16.—The Senate and House conferees on the bill for the exam ination and classification of mineral lands in tbe states of Montana and Idaho have reached an agreement practically on the basis of tbe bill as it passed tbe Senate. The bill was reported to the Senate today, amendments accepted, and the bill passed, It is understood that a like action will be taken in the House on Monday. Tbe bill ; has been before Congress for the past four years. Single Sculls Newcastle, Eng., Feb 16.—Tbe sculling match between Charles W. Harding and Thomas Sullivan took place on the River Tyne this afternoon. It was of a purse of £1000 and tbe Sportsman's challenge cup. Harding won easily. Snow In Virginia Danville, Va., Feb. 16.—The most vig orous snow storm yet commenced here at 11 o'clock last night and continued all day without cessation until 6 o'clock tbis evening. Ten inches fell. It is warmer and thawing. Minister Gray's Successor Washington, Feb. 16.—Senator Gray is engaged in circulating in the Senate a recommendation to the President that Senator Ransom of North Carolina be ap pointed Minister to Mexico, to succeed Hon. I. P. Gray. And the Idaho Deadlock Boise, Idaho, Feb. 16.—The ballot for United States Senator today resulted as follows: Shoup, 10; Sweet, IS; Claggett, 15. POLICE LEVIED BLACKMAIL 1 Story Ex-Secretary Hall Told Foreman Gagen NOW THE MAN IS MISSING His Testimony Would Shed Light on San Francisco Corruption In His Statement the Ex-Policeman Retatep That Money Was Exacted From Gamblers and Others Pan Francisco, Feb. 16.—The grand jury is unable to find William Hall, ex serretary of the Board of Police Commis sioners. Foreman Gagen states that in a private interview Hall made startling rev elations of the methods alleged to have been employed by some police officials in blackmail and their manner of protecting gamblers and other disreputable charac ters. Gagen says that Hall agreed to appear and testify to these statements before the grand jury, upon the condition that he should have immunity from prosecution. To this Foreman Gagen assented, but Hall lias since disappeared. He owns valuable real property. THREATENS A LIBEL SUIT Police Commissioner Tobln Says lie Has Been Slandered San Francisco, Feb. 16.—Police Commis sioner Tobin threatens to sue Rev. Dr. Dille for slander. Dr. Dille. who is an ar dent reformer, publicly accused Mr.Tobin of owning property which is Used for dis reputable purposes and compared him with the men who are supported by the earnings of fallen women. Dr. Dille does not seem to be afraid of a lawsuit, for in a signed communication to the Examiner he reiterates bis charges against Tobin. THE NEW YORK BOODLERS riany Indictments Against Officials Said to Have Been Found New York, Feb. 16.—A morning paper publishes a statement to the effect that the special Grand Jury, which has been in session for the past few days, has pre pared indictments against some of the officials connected with the recent muni cipal administration. The indictments were expected last night, but were not quite ready when Judge In graham ad journed his court. The result of the special Grand Jury's work was known to nobody excepl the prosecuting attorney until last night, when a report was circulated that the fol lowing had been indicted and that the papers were being prepared for Bubmis ; siou to the court: Gilroy, Thomas F., formerly Mayor of the city. McAboy, Thomas 8., police inspector. McLaughlin, William W, police in spector. Williams, Alexanders., police inspector. Two police captains, names kept secret. The police inspectors mentioned were before the Lexow Committed during the recent sessions in this city. Ex-Mayor Gilroy is not in the city. A Matrimonial Swindler Caught Chicago, Feb. 16.—A letter was re eived in Chicago today addressed to H. K. Zavelle, who swindled so many women with his matrimonial schemes and jumped his bond when arrested in this city by the postal authorities, which tells the fate of one of the women who trusted him. FEAR FOR MANY VESSELS Twenty-five Atlantic Coasters Were Out in the Storm Anxious Wives and Sweethearts Watching for News From Ships That Are Long Overdue at New York New York, Feb. Ifi.—Much anxiety is manifested among the owners of small coastwise sailing vessels as to the safety of about 2f> ships which are supposed to have been lost in the blizzard of about a week ago. Every day the offices of the agents are besieged by relatives anxious to know what has become of their loved ones who shipped a month ago. Since the storm there has not been one coastwise sailing vessel reported from any Southern port and vessels bound from New York for the South and New England are also so long overdue that they are supposed to have foundered. The ships about whose whereabouts there is doubt number over twenty the crew-* average about ten men to each and the total value of the cargoes is about a quarter of a million dollars. Most of the vessels are owned by New Yorkers. Principal among tbem are tbe schooner George R. Condon, which sailed from Charleston, S. C, in command of Captain Bailey. She had a crew of twelve men and is now ten days overdue. Tbe barkentine Emma J. Meyer, Captain Oliver, is twelve days overdue in London, Conn., from Charleston, S. C. The schooner Alameda, Captain Dodge, which sailed from Nilesboro, Me., January 15th, has not yet been heard from. The barketine E. 8. Powell, Cap tain Hutchinson, wdiich sailed on Janu ary 27th from Charleston, S. C, for New York, is not heard from. The schooner Nora H. Fuller, from Boston for the Azores, and tbe schooner Porter, from Brunswick to New York, are each ten days overdue. THE EIGHT-HOUR DAY A Strike Among Electrical Workers Threatened in New York New York, Feb. Hi.—Tbe Press will say tomorrow: Another tight for a workday of eight hours will begin tomorrow in this city which will immediately involve 120U electrical employees. In case the board of walking delegates carries ovit its threat of ordering sympathetic strikes on all buildings where members of tbe Electrical Contractors' Association have work under way there will be over 3000 mechanics on strike before the end of the week. On Friday a conference was held between the executive committee of the union and the Contractors' Association. The demand for a work day of eight hours was made and refused by the contractors. WEECK ON THE SANTA FE A Bad Smashup Near Pittsburg, Kansas, Several Persons Injured Pittsburg, Kas., Feb. 16.—The regular Santa Fe passenger train from Kansas City was wrecked outside tbe city limits this evening and several of the passengers injured. None of them, it is thought, will die. After being removed from tbe wreck tbe injured passengers were dis tributed over the city, making it impos sible to get an accurate list of those hurt. As far as obtainable the list is as follows: Conductor Ramsey, injured internally; G. Davis, a boy, leg mashed: Miss Bertha Gayer, side punctured by broken timber and otherwise badly injured. Under Sheriff Hi Adsit, both legs broken, arms dislocated, cut about the face. Mrs. Dr. M. E. Johns, leg broken, face and body badly cut. A son of Mrs. Johnson in jured internally, body mashed and car cut off. John Ennis, leg broken and in jured internally. Miss Laura James, leg and both arms broken, ugly hole in bead. Killed by an Explosion Bradford, Pa., Feb. 16.—About5 o'clock bis evening James Frazier and M. Mc- Quiston, of Roxford, Pa., twelve miles from here, were killed by the explosion of a boiler at an oil well a quarter of a mile from Ro.xford. NOW FIGURING ON THE COST Johnny Bui! Shows His Hand in the Cable Matter A Schedule of the Cost of Stretching the Wire by Different Routes Given Publicity Ottawa. Ont., Feb. 16.—Sanford Flem ing, the government director of tele graphs, places the cost of a Pacific cable at £2,OUJ,OtX). This includes maintenance for three years. The offers received by the government a few months ago have been made public and areas follows: Route No. I—From Vancouver, via Fan ning Island and Fiji to Norfolk Island, there tv divide, one cable going to New Zealand and the other to Australia, £1, --517,000, Route No. 2 — From Vancouver, via Neckar Island and Fiji to Norfolk Island, j there to divide, one cable going to New 1 Zealand and one to Australia, £1,416,000. Route No. 3—From Vancouver, via Neckar Island to an island in the Gilbert group, there to divide, one cable going by way of Fiji to New Zealand and the other by the way of the Solomon Islands to Queensland, £1, lt>;i,noo. Rout* No. I—From Vancouver via Neckar Island and the Gilbert and Solo mon Islands, to Queensland only, £1,068, --000. Route No. s—From5 —From Vancouver, via Neckar Island and Fiji, to New Zealand, £1,201,000. Route-No. 6—From Vancouver to Hon olulu and there dividing, one cable going to New Zealand and the other to Austra lia, £1,319,000. Route No. 7 —From Vancouver, via Honolulu, the Gilbert and Solomon Islands, to Queensland, £1,038,000. Route No. B—From Vancouver, via Honolulu and Fiji, to New Zealand, £1, --213,000. ANOTHER INCOME TAX SUIT Stockholders In a Big Corporation Will Test the Law Columbus, 0., Feb. 16.—C. D. Rodgers, Jr., has brought suit against the Colum bus Carriage Manufacturing Company, W. S. Rodgers, A. I). Rodgers, Beale and Hamilton Poste, to test the income tax law. Plaintiff says he owns 147 shares of stock in the above company, which is en gaged in manufacturing and dealing in buggies. The company for the year 1894 earned a large amount of money above its expenses and declared a dividend. Tbe above-named defendants are a majority of tbe board of directors, and by virtue of tbe income tax law intend to pay tbe United States a tax of two per cent upon the company's net profits for the year ending December 31, 1894. Plaintiff alleges tbat said tax is uncon stitutional, null and void, and that it is a direct tax in respect to the real estate held and owned by the company, and is likewise a direct tax upon the rents, issues and profits of said real estate and also upon its personal property wdiich direct taxes are not in and by said act apportioned among the several' states as required by section two of the article of the Constitution of the United States. Said tax is imposed on such corporations, although individuals transacting similar business under like conditions and hav ing like property, etc., and income, are exempted from the payment of said taxes. Plaintiff also alleges that persons hold ing stock in such corporations declaring dividends therefrom, and having other sources of income, are exempt from the tax if their net income is less than $4000 | per annum. The effect of such compa nies being compelled to pay the tax, would tend to lessen the values of the shares of the stocks, decrease the divi dends and compel such persons holding said shares, although their incomes are less than $4000, to virtually pay such in come tax. A temporary restraining order was granted by Judge Pugh until March 2d, When a motion will be heard. Trouble Between Insurance Men San Francisco, Feb. 1(1.— S. C. Pardee, resident manager of the Fidelity and Cas ualty Campany of New York, is charged with opening mail tbat did not belong to him, and the postal authorities ami the Tnited States District Attorney are-con ducting an investigation. Charles Wat son, the assistant resident manager of the company, is complainant. Succeeded With Shears San Francisco, Feb. 16.—Benjamin Cap son, an old resident of this city, stabbed himself with a pair of shears tonight at his home. Death was instantaneous. Despondency was the cause. HE KNOWS AND TRUSTS HIM Why Governor Budd Will Appoint E. L. Colnon NEW HARBOR COMMISSIONER A San Francisco Man Will Fill tbe Next Vacancy Assemblyman Spencer's Bill Providing for Dissolution of Hydraulic Mining; Injunctions Killed Sacramento, Feb. 16.—Governor Budd stated positively tonight that he would appoint his private secretary, E. L. Col non, editor of the Stockton Mail, to the vacancy which will occur in the Board of Harbor Commissioners for San Francisco on March 12th. Governor Budd stated further tbat it was hia intention to give the appoint ment to fill the vacancy which will occur in the commission two years hence to a resident'of San Francisco, and that he would probably name at tbat time some, one of the men wbo are now applying for the position. He now selects Mr. Colnon, he says, because he knows him and trusts him. A SHORT SESSION Spencer's Assembly Bill Regarding Hydraulic nines Killed Sacramento, Feb. 16. — During the brief session of the Assembly today Spencer's bill providing for a dissolution of all temporary injunctions against hydraulic mining after twelve months was refused a second reading by a vote of 28 to 18, killing the bill. The Judiciary Committee reported a substitute for Attorney-General Fitzger- | aid's bill providing for a dragnet invest igation of the corruption in San Francisco. It provides that one member of the com mission shall be appointed by tbe Gov ernor and one each by the President of the Senate and tbe Speaker of the Aa sembly. THE M'DONALD TRIAL Wrecker ot the Pacific Bank on the Road to Freedom San Francisco, Feb. 16.—Tbe Jury in the case of Dick McDonald, charged wdth perjury, reported it was unable to agree on a verdict and was discharged by Judge Murphy at noon. Seven were for convic lori and live for acquittal. It is said tbe charge upon which the trial was based was the best the prosecution had. It is thought McDonald will not now be con victed on any charge. -One Burglar Killed - Aurora, Ind., Feb. 16. —Burglars entered the store of Nlblack Bros, at Wheatland last night, and found themselves con fronted by George Niblack, son of ex-Con gressman Niblack. They fired. He re turned the fire, killing one burglar and putting the others to flight. (ii vi- Up the Fight San Francisco, Feb. 16.—The Viticul tural Commission has given up the fight, and is now waiting to be legislated out of existence. Manager Wetmore states that the wine men do not seem to take any in terest in tho commission's fate, and the officers are tired of fighting it alone. Boynton as a Lothario London, Feb. 16.—1n the high court of justice today, Capt. Paul Boynton, tbe swimmer, appeared as a co-respondent in a divorce case. The charges were pre ferred by a man named Beale. An award of £750 damages was entered against Boynton and the divorce granted. BETTER LATE THAN NEVER The Southern Pacific Yields Up Some Back Tax Money Coin to the Amount of $100,000 That Should Have Been Paid Eight Years Ago Just Turned In San Francisco, Feb. 16.—Deputy Con troller Douglass left for Sacramento today with a check for nearly one hundred thousand dollars from the Southern Pa cific, in part payment of its unpaid taxes for 1887, judgment for which was afforded against the corporation a few weeks ago;' FROM EAR TO EAR A Farm Hand Commits Suicide by Cutting His Throat Gilroy, Cal., Feb. 16.—Guiseppe Masso, an Italian aged about 35 years, was found this morning near the Francois place, seven miles west of Gilroy, with his throat , cut from ear to ear. He had been in the employ of H. H. Cordes, an extensive fruit grower on the Ovas for over two years and was missed Thursday morning. As he had money coming to bim and was a steady man it is supposed that news from abroad caused despondency and let! to the suicide. The coroner's jury brought in a verdict in accordance with this sup position, THE MURDER OF MISS (UNO Harry Hayward's Great Battle to Save His Life Minneapolis, Feb. 16.—The defense in the Hayward murder trial today placed on the stand Miss Maggie Wachter, a stenographer for Blixt's attorney. On tbe day before Christmas tbe attorney took her into Blixt's cell for the purpose of taking down a statement from tbe pris oner. No one else was present.fand she took down such words as the attorney directed. Krwin then read from the statement im puted to Blixt, saying he and Adry Hay ward planned the murder ami had gone out to Lake Calhoun to arrange the de tails a week before. He asked Miss Wach ter if Blixt made tbe .statement he just read to his attorney. Before she could answer tbe state interposed an objection on the ground that whatever statement had been made by Blixt to his attorney it was in violable under the state statutes. The Court finally ruled that under thecircum YOU WILL FIND t ♦ A GREAT DEAL OF NEWS ♦ IN THE HERALD TODAY i ♦ PRICE FIVE CENTS. stances the evidence was inadmissible, but gave tbe detente until Monday to pro duce tbe authorities, which may change his opinion. So Miss Wachter was dis missed and the skull on which the wounds oi Miss Ging are illustrated was sent tor Three physicians were asked hypo thetical questions bearing on the question of the fractured skull. Dr. H. C. Norris thought it highly improbable a double fracture had been caused by a fall from the buggy, as explained by Blixt. Dr. S. Hance thought it next to impossible. Dr. C. D. Meyers said he had a long army ex perience, but he never knew of a case where the fall of three feet like the one described had produced such fractures ou a skull. THE THEFT OF THE FAIR WILL Another Heir Turns Up and Claims to Have Been a Brother New York, Feb. 16. —A special to the World from Halifax, says: Since the dis appearance of the will of the late million aire, James G. Fair of California, rela tives living both in Southport and Charles town, P. K. 1., a brother, claims a por tion of the estate which he left. Mrs. Jane Stewart, an aged widow liv ing at Cross Roads, near Southport, is a first cousin of the late Senator Fair, their fathers having been brothers. Maxwell Henry, wbo resides at Keepooch, is a son in-law of Mrs. Stewart. William Ross is another cousin of the deceased million aire. Mr. Ross' mother was a sister of the Senator's father. There are also rel atives living in Maine. WAS THERE ANOTHER WILL? Prospect of a Contest in the Matter of W. W. Stow's Estate Did the Late Capitalist lake a Testament Subsequent to Execution of the One Filed for Probate? San Francisco, Feb. 16.—The will of the dead Park Commissioner, W. W. Stow, has been opened and read. Certain in formation has reached the family lead ing them to incline toward a belief that a will bearing a subsequent date may be found upon further search, so it was de cided not to make public at ance the will opened. Tbe will was made several years ago. It was drawn with the full knowl edge of Mrs. Stow and the children, and they stated last evening that its pro visions were entirely satisfactory to them. In general terms it may be said that tbo will leaves all the property to Mrs. Stow and the children. There is no bequest to • Golden Gate Park or other public insti tutlons. The family are inclined to think that the estimate a'f $2,000,000, made asl<> the value of Mr. Stow's estate, is greatly exaggerated. PACIFIC RAILROADS Congressman Caminetti Is In Search ol Information Washington, Feb. 16.— Mr. Caminetti of California today introduced a resolution in the House calling upon the Secretary of the Treasury, the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Railways for the fol lowing information respecting Pacifi' railroads: First—The amount now deposited in the United States Treasury by various bond aided railroads, with the accumula tion applicable to the redemption of out standing bonds under the Thurman act. Second —The amounts now in the re spective funds of said campanies applica ble to the payment of first and second mortgages issued by said companies. Third—The amount due now from the United States to each of said companies for transportatien of mails, troops, etc. Fourth—The amount of tbe first and second mortgage bonds issued by said companies payable in the years 1895 and and 1896, with tbe date on which install ment were made payable. Fifth—From what fund was the first in stallment, due January 1, 1895, on bonds issued by the Central Pacific, paid by tha United States. LANDED THE 810 PRIZE Hawthorne Captures $5,000 at the Bay District Track San Francisco, Feb. 16.—The Burns handicap mile and a quarter was run off today and Barney Schrieber's old horse Hawthorne landed the $5,000 prize. The race was interesting only on account of the big money hung up, for Hawthorne had no trouble winning. He was a heav ily backed favorite. About six furlongs, selling—Bell Ringer won, Prince second, Marietta third; time 1:21. Five furlongs, selling—Conde won, Grandee second, Johnny Payne third) time 1:06. About six furlongs, handicap—Robin Hood II won, Circe second, Realization third; time 1:18. Burns handicap, mile and a quarter—■ Hawthorne won, Lovdal second, Thorn hill third; time 2:17. Steeplechase, mile and a half—Tyro won, Eli Kindig second, Templembre third; time 3:28. About six furlongs, selling—Hymn won, Jtruo second, Zaragoza third; time 1:20 1-2. WILL NEVER BE RESUMED Debs Says He Will Not Be Placed on Trial Again Terre Haute, Feb. 16. — "The adjourned conspiracy trial at Chicago will never be resumed; it will die out," said HS. V. Debs, president of the A. K. U. "I will never be put on the stand again in that case. I want a trial, but tbe General Managers Association has connived to have it killed. Mr. Wickes went to Europe to esoape the trial. "I will tell tbe people of Chicago a few things on Thursday evening, February 26th, when I will speak at the Auditori um on 'Who Are the Conspirators?' "A series of sensations will be sprung regarding the General Managers' Associa tion, which would have come out ill the trial if it bad been continued." EASTON IN FLAMES The Maryland Town Being Wiped Out by Fire Baltimore, Feb. 16. —A dispatch from Easton, Md., early this morning states that that city is being destroyed by ore. No details obtainable tonight.