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A WANT AD
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
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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.

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