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VOL. XLIII. NO. 129.
Some Queer Things That Donald
Smith's Party Found
Strange Customs of the Natives in Far
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
[Signed] A. Donaldson Smith.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
He Kills His Wife, Shoots a Child and Then
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
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,
1 Story Ex-Secretary Hall Told
Foreman Gagen
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.
Police Commissioner Tobln Says lie Has Been
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Johnny Bui! Shows His Hand in the
Cable Matter
A Schedule of the Cost of Stretching the Wire
by Different Routes Given
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,
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,
Route No. s—From5 —From Vancouver, via
Neckar Island and Fiji, to New Zealand,
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,
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.
Why Governor Budd Will Appoint
E. L. Colnon
A San Francisco Man Will Fill tbe Next
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
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
Wrecker ot the Pacific Bank on the Road to
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.
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;'
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
Harry Hayward's Great Battle to Save His
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
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


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.
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.
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
Congressman Caminetti Is In Search ol
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'
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.
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
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.
Debs Says He Will Not Be Placed on Trial
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."
The Maryland Town Being Wiped Out by
Baltimore, Feb. 16. —A dispatch from
Easton, Md., early this morning states
that that city is being destroyed by ore.
No details obtainable tonight.

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