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IN THE HERALD WILL FILL THE WANT VOL. XLIII. NO. 131 BULLETS AND BANK BANDITS Daring Attempt to Rob the Azusa Bank THE CASHIER WAS WOUNDED Shots Exchanged Between the Thieves and Officials Mr. P. C. Danleli Receives a Bullet In His Shoulder-One ol the Robbers Captured. A Lively Fight Early this morning news was received by telegraph from Azusa of a bold but apparently unsticcessfnl attempt to rob the Azusa Valley Bank at that place. The details of the affair as sont were Tery meager, hut indicated a great degree of audacity on the part of the robbers, bringing to mind the recent successful robbery of the Ontario Bunk. The dispatch stated that the attempt was made at 11 o'clock last night, but it must have been some time before the alarm was given, as the news did not reach The Herald office until near the hour of going to press. The robbers evidently did not count on meeting Cashier P. C. Daniels of the bank, with any arms, but he was there with a good six-shooter, and for a time there was a lively fusillade between the cashier and the burglars. The plucky cashier received a big bul let in his shoulder, which resulted in a very severe wound, but one which it was thought will not prove fatal. This placed him hors dv combat and it might have farea worse with him but for the arrival of help, as the shots had aroused the neighborhood. The robbers fled, but a posse was soon organized and one of the miscreants was captured and will be brought to the County Jail this morning. It is supposed thai there were one or two others who made their escape. The news had not reached the Sheriff at ii o'clock this morning, when he was first notified of the crime by a Herald reporter, and no in formation had reached the County Jail except that given by The Herald at the hour of going to press. FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE The State Spring! a Surprise In the Olng Cue Minneapolis, Feb. 18.—The state sprang a surprise in the Hayward murder trial today when it withdrew all opposition to the introduction of Maggie Waehter's test imony. Miss Wachter is the stenographer of Blixt's attorney, who was to testify that Blixt stated to his attorney in her pres ence that it was with Adry Hayward and not with Harry he had conspired to mur der Mies Ging. The court was unwilling to admit the testimony without the di rect consent of Blixt, who was brought from jail and questioned personally by Judge Smith.' He had no objection, he said, but Miss Wachter was ill and could not be present in court today. The sud den change of front on the part of the state is said to be due to the ability to impeach Miss Waehter's testimony abso lutely. Blixt's attorney will contradict it, and it is also understood the state has ascertained from a confidant of Miss Wachtel the true inwardness of the evi dence. "How docs it look now, old man?" asked Harry Hayward after court ad journed this afternoon, as he slapped a friend on the back and laughed heartily. He was in a good humor. It had been a day for the defense. After four days of trial the defense has at last made a mark with the testimony of Maggie Wachter, tbe stenographer, the state haying with drawn its objections to her testifying. Miss Wachter was voluble, positive and could not be shaken by cross examination. She called Blixt a liar, O'Dell a schemer to make money out of the country and Assistant County Attorney Hall a bull dozer and intimidator of women. Harry was jubilant but controlled him self win occasional outbursts of laughter 'as Miss Wachter would make an unusually savage thrust at Mr. O'Dellor Mr. Hall. After court adjourned Mr. Hall stated that .there, was not a word of truth in what she had said about him. In her evidence she said that Hall had called on her aud at tacked her character in a most abusive and scandalous manner. 'Why, our mcetingwus most pleasant," si 1 Mr. Hall. "Do thoy think lam a fool to talk the way she says to a woman?" Witness was asked if she did not threat en Mr. O'Dell to make it hot for him and if she did not say she had been offered money for Blixt's statement. She was asked if she did not tell Olsen that she knew something about the case, for O'Dell said something just as they were going out of Blixt's ceil. She denied all this flatly. The other witnesses of the day were un important. BARRIOS MUST BE BRAVE The ciuatcma' President Urged to Take a Firmer Stand, New Yurie, Feb. IS.—A special to the World from Guatemala says: IfH Infests, the leader of the Anti-Mexi can party, is suspected of urging Presi dent Barrios to take a (inner stand against President Diaz. Mexico's claims for in demnity are not likely lo be allowed, ex cept for property destroyed by Guatema lan soldiers in their last excursion into Mexico. The claims of Mexican linns for cutting wood on the strip can not be allowed. It is believed here that the I'nited States will never allow Mexico to annex any part d Guatemalan territory. President Barrios declares that he has no intention of dissolving the National As sembly as a prelude to assuming the dic tatorship. Uc says lie is maintaining a THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES strictly pacific policy towards all other Central American countries. City of Mexico, Feb. 18. —From the best possible source it is learned that a settle ment between Mexico and Guatemala will be reached in a few days. The assertion of certain correspondents that Minister Mariscal had said that the question of the amount of indemnity being discussed be tween DcLeon and himself was settled is positively denied. This question has only been touched upon so far as the amount due Mexico is hereafter to be settled. DID BUSINESS WITH A TAPE An Alleged Stock Exchange Raided By The Police St. Louis, Feb. 18.—The Washington Mining Stock Exchange, a concern thai does business with a tape with quota tions marked the night before was raided by the police today and considerable money seized and the principals were ar rested, charged with running a gambling resort. E. H. Spear, manager of the exchange, declared he was not running a gambling resort, but was conducting a mining ex change in a legitimate way. He said that the companies listed with the exchange were all duly organized and incorporated under the laws of the state of California. The companies are: The Alban, the Beta, the Copper, the Delta and the Essex Gold and Silver Mining Company, and each one of them is based upon good claims in the Monte Cristo mining district in the state of Washington. MANY HEADS LOPPED OFF Oriental Work of the Sword in a Turkish Town Rebels Have Their Heads Cut Ofl for Conspiring Against the Sultan of Turkey New York, Feb. 18.—A World special from Tangiers says: The report that heads of a number of rebels have been sent to the Sultan as trophies proves te be true. Confirmation has just been received from Morocco City, the scene of the fierce and prolonged struggle between the tribes supporting the Sultan's brother in his claim to the throne and the Government troops. The heads of thirty-seven of the leading rebels, according to the advices on hand, were sent to Sultan Abdul at Fez. These heads are transported on the hacks of four mules and one donkey. After being exhibited to the Sultan, it is said the heads will he placed on the city walls as proof of triumph and warning to insurgents. The rebel tribes in the south, though powerful and brave, are being rapidly brought under subjection. TO TAKE TEMPLE'S PLACE A San Diego Attorney Appointed Supreme Court Commissioner San Francisco, Feb. 18. -E. W. Britt, an attorney of San Diego, was appointed Su preme Court commissioner to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Jackson Temple as Supreme Court justice. BLOWN UP BY NATURAL OAS Five Men Killed in a Pennsylvania Mining ''Town A Number of Other Underground Workers Seriously and Perhaps Fatally Injured by the Blast Ashland, Pa., Feb. 18.—An explosion of gas which will probably result in the death of at least eleven miners occurred at 11:30 this morning iv the West Bcr ridgc mine at the Mahoney plant. Five men have been taken out dead, and some so seriously injured that their lives are drspuired of. The dead arc: Peter Kline, Joseph Pitts, Thomas Purlin, Benard Reed and Peter Grenback. (Tho seriously injured are: William Minnich, William Goff, Anthony Meyers, Edward Davis, John Laney, William Davis. Besides these several other miners were badly burned but it is hoped they will recover. A gang of men were engaged in driv ing an air course wdien they broke through into a breast containing a large volume of gas. This was immediately ignited by their lamps and an explosion followed. Some of the dead men were burned be yond recognition. The mine is still on lire. Combine ot Exporters New York, Feb. 18.—The long-rumored consolidation of two of the largest houses in the export trade of the United States- Flint ,fc Co. and Coombs, Crosby & Eddy —has at last been consummated. The new concern of Flint, Eddy & Co. has a capital of $.~>,000,000, and the consolida tion has been effected for the purpose of extending the trade of both firms, which already includes seventy countries and colonies. The foreign commission busi ness is one of such infinite variety that it was believed that only through-n large consolidation could sufficient business be controlled iv any line to justify the em ployment of special talent in the execu tion of orders. An Overdue Steamer New York, Feb. 18.—The French line steamer La Bourgogne, from Havre Feb ruary Bth, due here yesterday morning, had not been sighted opto 9:30 this morn ing. When she left Havre La Gascogne was then nearly one week overdue here, and the probability i.s Captain Geffray of La Bourgogne took a zigzag course in the hope of sighting La Gascogne. A Pool Operator Not (luilty Pittsburg, Feb. 18.—A scaled, ardict in tho case against George M. lrWi.i for false pretenses was opened this morning. It found tbe discretionary pool operator not guilty of the offense charged, but ordered hint to pay the costs. Surrounded by Insurgents Lima, Peru, Feb. IS.—The insurgents have surrounded this city. The Govern ment troops arc engaged in throwing up breastworks and barricades for the de fense of the capital. JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME Clever Scheme to Swindle Kansas Banks Detected NEWSPAPERMAN ARRESTED He Was One of De Young's Midwinter Fair Lieutenants Frank H. Truesdale Charged With Planning Steals That Would Have Netted Him Thousands of Dollars Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 18.—A Times special from Emporia, Kas., says: A clever scheme to swindle Kansas banks by bogus drafts was discovered here to day and the would-be forger arrested. He gives the mime of Hartwell P. Heath, and chimes to hail from Pasadena, Cal., while papers found on him indicate he is Frank 11. Trusdale, and that he was formerly connected with New York and San Francisco papers. He refuses to talk. Some days ago the Citizens' bank here received a letter from Pasaoena, purport ing to be from the cashier of the National bank of that place, introducing Hartwell P. Heath. Today a man giving the name presented a draft from the Pasadena bank for $350 on the Nassau bank of New York. The cashier became suspicious and made investigation. It resulted in showing the signature of the California cashier was a forgery and that each of the other Em poria banks has received similar letters. The man was arrested and held until word was received from California pro nouncing all the letters forgeries. On being searched fraudulent drafts amount ing to several thousands of dollars were found on his person. Letters, cards, newspaper clippings and railroad passes were also found in his possession, and indicate the prisoner's real name is Frank 11. Truesdale, and that be was for merly managing editor of the Elmira, N. V., Telegram and lately had been con nected with the San Francisco Chronicle. He bad a receipt for dues in the San Francisco Press Club, and a personal let ter from M. H. de Young of the San Francisco Chronicle. The prisoner is gentlemanly in all his actions. He has a black moustache, brown eyes and is of tbe average height, He refuses to say a word, especially to reporters, referring all questioners to his lawyers, whom he im mediately retained alter being taken into custody. Telegrams received here from Wichita, Kas., state letters of introduction similar to those presented at the Citizens' Bank today bad been received hy severul of the banks there. Wichita, Kas., Feb. 18.—The bunkers of Wichita were on the lookout for Hartwell P. Heath when he was arrested at Em poria. Three of the bunks had received letters introducing Heath as a philan thropist whose mission was represented to he to aid the western drouth stricken suf ferers and asking them to cash any draft for $650 issued by a hank in Pasadena, California. After finding out from the California bank that the letters were for geries, each of the bunks placed a police man in plain clothes in the office ready to arrest Heath should he appear. Heath is about 60 years old. San Francisco, Feb. 18.—Frank H. Trus ilell, who is accused attempting to swindle Emporia, Kas., banks by means of forged drafts, is well known here. He came to San Francisco about three years ago and worked as reporter on the Chronicle. He was of good address ami made a favorable impression. During the Midwinter Fair he acted as chief of the bureau of publicity and promotion, and since the fair closed he has been engaged in writing a history of tlie enterprise. He was a member of the San Francisco Press Club, and was noted as a clever and entertaining talker. He left there for the East about a week ago and said that he would soon return. His record wdiile here, as far as known, was good. The Chinese Peace Envoys Tien Tsin, Feb. 18. —The Chinese for eign office has requested Denny, United States Minister, to suggest to Japan that the peace envoys appointed hy the two countries meet at Port Arthur or sonic place near Tien Tsin. in order to suit the convenience of Li Hung Chang, one of the Chinese envoys. The Chinese Govern ment has requested John W. Foster, se lected to assist the Chinese negotiations, to meet Li Huug Chang at Tien Tsin. Foster will probably leave Shanghai for Tien Tsin as soon as communication is opened. Death on the Rail Huntington, W. Va., Feb, 18.—An en gine and two coaches on a passenger train on the Norfolk and Western railroad jumped the track seven miles west of this city at 4 p. in. today. John Adktns of Wayne county was killed outright. An unknown lady from Petosky, Mich., was struck on the head and is dying. Engi neer Jackson and Fireman (laud were seri ously injured. Destitution In Ohio, Cincinnati, Feb. 18.—Word from Buck ingham and other points in the Hocking valley today stated that the destitution was such that the sufferers were becom ing desperate. Governor McKinley or dered immediate necessities purchased at Buckingham and the bill sent to him. The Cincinnati relief committee latersent a carload of supplies and Congressman Paul J. Sorg of Middletown will send an other carload on his own account as soon as he can have the shipment made. England in Asia Hongkong, Feb. 18.—The British cruiser Mercury has been suddenly dispatched to Formosa, in response to an urgent appeal from the British Consul, who said the warship was needed for the protection of foreigners. The Seventh Death Port Jervis, N. V., Feb. I*.—Mrs. Jane Courtrlgbt died here suddenly last night. This makes seven unexpected deaths in this family. Her husband John, while drawing hay in 1842, (ell insensible ironi the load, and before neighbors oculd get him to a house he was dead. A sister, Mrs. Andrew Cole of Dingman's Ferry, Pa., while on her way home from a neighbor's fell dead. Five years later Ira Courtright, a brother, at Sparrow Bush, was found deail in his bed. Another sis ter, Mrs. J. X. Ferguson of Greenville, was also found dead. Mrs. I. P. Mead of Colterville, a sister, died suddenly. Her husband, on going to bed in the evening, found her unconscious, and in an hour she expired. Another sister, Mrs. Eliza beth Ayres of Quarry ville, was found dead in bed at the home of her son-in-law, John Van Gilder. THE SILVER SENATORS Conference Between Members of the Upper House of Congress Washington, Feb. It*.—The silver Sen ators were in conference among them selves more or less during the day regard ing the advisability of offering the Jones unrestricted silver coinage bill as a sub stitute for the amendment to the sundry civil appropriation bill providing for 1100,000 of certificates of indebtedness, but have not yet decided whether they will pursue this course or uttempt to get up the Jones bill as an independent meas ure. Notable Dead Vienna, Feb. IH.—Archduke Albert died today at Arco, South Tyron, of conges tion of the lungs. He was in his seventy eighth year. SAYS HE DIDN'T MEAN IT Mayor Sutro Apologizes to the Board of Supervisors The San Francisco Executive Rode a High Horse the Other Day and Is Sorry for It San Franrisco, Feb. IS.—Mayor Sutro, who recently aroused a storm of indigna tion among the Supervisors hy saying, as they thought, that they were a band of looters and robbers, today explained to the hoard that in the interview he had no intention of casting a reflection on their integrity. He had referred to dis honest contractors, professional politi cians and office seekers who had annoyed him. The Mayor, who had been denounced by the Supervisors as an old crank, and a wind bag by some of the Supervisors, was received in silence and no comment was made on his address. THE SLAVER OF MISS YORKE Jim Gentry Successfully Eludes the Phlla- delphla Officers Philadelphia, Feb. 18.—Up to noon to day nothing has been heard of the actor, J. B. Gentry, who last night murdered Miss Madge Yorke at Zeiss' Hotel. The revolver with which the murder was com mitted was found today in a snowbank half a block from where the crime was committed. Three chambers were empty, showing that Gentry had fired three shots at the unfortunate actress, only one of which took effect. THE CABLE TO THE ISLANDS Confroversy Between the Two Houses cf Congress A New Factor Bobs Up and a Company Headed by Admiral Erwin Wants a Franchise Washington, Feb. 18.—The predicte controversy between the the two houses of Congress over the Senate amendment to tbe diplomatic and consular appropriation bill to expend $800,000 for the survey and preliminary work on a cable to connect the Unified States and the Hawaiian Islands is at hand. The conferees of the House and Senate held tlieir first meeting today. They were able to come to terms of agreement upon all tbe dozen amendments to the bill except that for the cable, the senatorial conferees receding from several minor amendments and the House repre sentatives accepting many. I'pon the cable question the delegates from each body observed the formal in structions given to them. The disagree ment will be reported to the Senate to morrow, and it is expected that a motion will emanate from the Democratic side to instruct the conferees to abandon the .able item. A report will be made by the House conferees probably on Wed nesday, and a proposition will doubtless come from Republicans that they be in- structed to accept the amendments. Thus the question may be brought before both houses for debate. A new factor which has come into the cable proposition is the effort of the com pany headed by Admiral Erwin and in cluding several of the most influential business men of California and the Ha waiian islands to secure from Congress an act of incorporation authorizing it to or ganize and construct a Pacific cable con necting California, the Hawaiian islands, New Zealand and Japan. Their bill was referred to a sub-committee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for con siderution and the sub-committee at its next week, the arguments being ad vanced by Democrats and will be made in debate that it is entirely unnecessary for the Government to give its funds to a cable enterprise when capitalists stand ready to do the work; also that the United States has never before given financial aid to a work of this character, as all of the cable would have landing on our shores and be laid by private capital. Died in Los Angeles itcd Oak, lowa, Feb. 18.—lustice Clark, aged TO, died Sunday at l.os Angeles. He was born in Vermont in 1819, moved to Burlington, lowa, in 1889, and came here in kß7(£ lie was for six years a member of the lowa Legislature, aiid at bis death president of the lied Oak National Bank. Ontario Electric Light Ontario, Feb. 18.—The Ontario Electric Company has Incorporated with $100,000 capital and 195,000 subscribed. Work will begin in thirty days 011 an electric rail way seven miles long on Buclid avenue. Electric lights and tower will also by fur nished. "THE HERALD'S" MEMORIAL Senator White Presents the Petition to Congress TWENTY THOUSAND NAMES Southern California Declares for a Harbor Site Remarks of the Statesman In Telling the Senate About the Petition-Referred to a Committee Washington, Feb. 18.—Senator White, of California, today presented a memorial signed by 20,000 citizens of Southern Cali fornia, requesting early and favorable ac tion with reference to the construction of a breakwater at San Pedro, and in doing so,said: "Notwithstanding there have been sev eral reports by experts favorable to San Pedro as against Santa Monica, the rival claimant for selection, as the point at which the proposed deep water harbor for Los Angeles is to be located, it has been impossible to reach a conclusion as to the location by the Kivcr and Harbor Com mittee of the House, or the Commerce Committee of the Senate. "My colleague agrees with me that the harbor should be located at Ban Pedro. The Representative from that district, Mr. Cannon, is also of that opinion, and this is also the opinion of Member-elect McLachlan. The Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles is of the same opinion." The petition was referred to the com mittee which expects.to Visit the Pacific Coast for th 3 investigation of the matter during the coming recess. It is expected tho improvement will cost $4,000,000. SUGAR BOUNTY CLAIMS Five Million Dollars Will Be Necessary to Pay Back Debts Washington, Feb. 18.—The action of the Semite Committee on Appropriations with regard to the payment of sugar bounty claims for the years 1803-04 does not appear in the report made, upon the sundry civil hill for the reason that it was agreed in committee that it should be offered as a matter independent of the re port on the bill by an individul member of the committee, if, after seeing Senator Cullom, It should appear that a majority of the committee was favorable to the payment of these claims. Mr. Cullom was absent from the meeting today and in his absence the vote of the committee was a tie on the proposition to pay the Claims for 1888 which had been earned when the tariff act went into effect, and one-half of the bounty for the crop of 1804. Mr. Cullom afterwards cast his vote for the allowance of the claim. Tbe pro vision for the payment of the claims will be put into the sundry civil bill as nn amendment, and it will be moved by some member of the committee favorable to the payment of the cluims as soon as it can be put in shape. It is understood that the claims for 1893 aggregating $2.V1,000 and the estimates on the crop of 1894 make it appear that about 15,000,000 will be necessary to pay half the bounty for that year. THE INCOME TAX Bill Extending Time for Returns Agreed to by Congress Washington, Feb. 18.—The Senate and House conferees on the bill extending the time for making income tax returns to day reached an agreement on the amend ment made to the bill in the Senate. The lirst amendment was accepted by the House with a modification making it read as follows: "In computing incomes under said act, the amounts necessary lor fit* insurance premiums and ordinary repairs shall be deducted." The second amendment, providing against double payment on amounts re ceived as dividends or corporations and exempting such dividends even in cases where the tax may not have been paid by the corporation, was agreed to with some further amendments. The Senate con ferees receded from the third amend ment, exempting taxpayers from answer ing any inquiries not specially provided for in the act, and it was stricken out. PAYABLE TO THE BEARER What the Civil Service Bill Provides as Amended Washington, Feb. 18.—The text ot the certificates amendment to the sundry civil bill is as follows: That in order to provide the moneys not supplied from current revenues ami mis cellaneous receipts and necessary forjthe execution of this act, or all the other acts passed or to be passed during the present session of Congress appropriating money to be paid out of the treasury for the fis cal year ending June 30, 1880, and also in order to provide the moneys necessary to be paid out of the treasury on account of the appropriations heretofore made for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1893, June 30, 1894, and June 30, 180S, and not cov ered into the treasury, the Secretary of the Treasury with the approval of the President be and is hereby authorized from time to time to borrow credit of the United States in such sums of money as may be necessary to meet said expendi tures and to issue, sell and dispose of at not less than par, for lawful money of the United States, such an amount of certi ficates of indebtedness payable to the bearer of denominations of $20, |00 and $100, or any multiple of $100 and not exceeding $1000, as may be needed for said purposes, bearing interest at the rate of .lot exceeding 3 per cent per an num, payable semi-annually and redeem able at the pleasure of the United States after two years from date, and the Secre tary of the Treaaury is hereby author ized with the approbation of the Presi dent, to cause such portion of said certifi cates as may be deemed expedient to be i ADVERTISERS CONSIDER THE HERALD A GOOD MEDIUfI PRICE FIVE CENTS 1 s.med by the Treasurer in payment of warrants in favor ol public creditors or other persons lawfully entitled to pay ment who may choose to receive such certificates in payment at par. And the Secretary of the Treasury may, in his discretion, under rules ami reg ulation to be prescribed by him, sell and dispose of the certificates herein author ized at designated depositories of the T'nited States and at such postoffices as he may select; and the Secretary shall use the moneys Deceived forSUCb purpose here in prescribed and for none other; provided that the total amount of such certificates shall not exceed $100,000,000 and provided further that the power to isstie such cer tificates shall terminate on the first day of July, 189 H. And hereafter any United Sttes bonds sold or dis posed of shall be offered to the public, for a period of not less than 20 days under the rides and reg ulation sto be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury and shall be aold to the highest bidder in case such bids or any of them are satisfactory. Caminetti's Land Bill Washington, Feb." 18 The House Com mittee on Public Lands today voted to fa vorably report Representative Caminettl'a bill for the forfeiture of the granted lands of the Pacific railroads where the cor porations have failed or refused to redeem their bonds. The bill was amended by striking out the words "is hereby for feited," leaving the reading of the bill "the United States resumes the title to." IN THE FROSTY DAKOTAS A Blizzard Deals Out Death to a Family A riother and Children Lost In a Storm and Found Dead Within a Few Feet of Home Aberdeen, S. D., Feb. 18.—Reports have been received here today of a severe bliz zard in the hills east of here yesterday. Mrs. Nehring and four children, living near Webster, attempted to go to a neigh bor's house during the storm. They be came bewildered and when found the mother and two children were dead and the other children badly frozen. THE WHISKY TRUST Judge drosscup Calls Upon fjreenhut for an Explanation Chicago; Fch. 18.— J. B. Greenhut ap peared in Jugde Grosscup's court today to answer the rule requiring him to account for his actions during his brief term as re ceiver of the Whisky Trust. His attorney read an answer prepared by the respond ent. The attorneys representing the other interests asked time to read the doc nnient. Still at a Deadlock Salem. Or., Feb. 18.—There was no ma terial change in the Senatorial vote to day. All of the anti-Oolph Republican! United on George H. Williams. The vote was: Dolph 38, Hare in, Raleigh 6, Wcath erford 1, Williams 27, absent ft. THE KISS OF A PUG DOG Cause of a Husband's Wrath In an Indiana Town Story of Jealousy That Led to the Clubbing of a Man for Beating His Spouse New Albany, Ind., Feb. 18._ Because his wife allowed her pug dog to kiss her and would not permit him the same privilege, Hector Bowman assaulted her. Two sons attacked him with clubs and fractured his skull. The boys were arrested and placed in jail to await the result of his injuries, which are serious. CHOLERA IN ODESSA One Hundred and eighteen Deaths During the Past Week Odessa, Fch 18.—During the past week there were 118 cases of cholera and sixty nine deaths from tbe disease in the Gov ernment of Podilia. A Steamer Disabled London, Feb. 18.—The British steamer Ganges, which sailed from New Orleans January tith for Havre, arrived at Corcu bion, Spain, January 'JHtii, for a supply of coal. After replenishing the bunkers she proceeded on her voyage, but soon broke her propeller and was to Wed to Corcubion. She started from there in tow for Havre, and when off the island of Ushank, about twenty-nve miles from Brest, she broke adrift from the tug towing her and has not been seen since. The Gansres has a cargo of cotton valued at £00,000. The crew numbered ten men. Reform From the Pulpit Chicago, Feb. 18.—Sermons covering every phase n[ the subject of municipal reform were delivered in the churches of this olty, regardless of denomination, Sunday. This action on the part of the ministers was prompted by a letter from the Civic Federation urging an active par ticipation in the reform movement by pastors and their congregations, especially in the direction of political action. Tiie discourses were listened to by upwards ol 100,000 people. A Rich Cargo for the Sugar Trust Philadelphia, Fch. is. —A cablegram from Nassau, N. P., states that tbe Phil adelphia barkentinc Sadie Thompson, Captain Howatt, bounil from Caribbean, February sth, for this port, with 5000 bags of sugar valued at $10,000, consigned to the sugar trust, hail been totally wrecked on Memory Hock, Bahamas. The vessel was valued at $50,000. Colnon Appointed Sacramento, Feb. If.— The Governor sent to tiie Senate today for confirmation the name of E. L. Colnon of Stockton, to lie harbor commissioner i f San Fran. ,g •> vice C. F. Bassett, whose term expires March 12.