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IN THE HERALD WILL FILL THE WANT VOL. XLIII. NO. 133 FOR THE GRAND OLD MAN A Box of Oranges to Be Sent to Gladstone HIGHLANDS TO PAY TRIBUTE President Cleveland Will Also Be Well Remembered Southern California to Send Golden Fruit to Representative Men In England and America San Bcrnandino, Feb. 20.—Tn about two weeks or the shortest t'me it is possi ble to make between San Bernardino, Cal., anil Hawarden Castle, England, the Right Honorable William E. Gladstone will receive a box of Highland oranges, sent by John .T. Valentine, President of Wells, Fargo it Company's Express, as the finest oranges grown in this state. Next Wednesday President Cleveland will receive a box of the same fruit. Each box will be marked with the name of the grower and of the place grown. These boxes, together with 180 others, leave the Santa Fe depot tomorrow evening. Speaking for his company, Mr. Pridham. superintendent at Los Angeles, said: "We have been sending oranges to the East anil Europe for the past five years, every season selecting the best we could find. One of the boxes from Highland will be sent direct to Gladstone, and another to Cleveland. The other 180 boxes will go to well-known railroad and steamship presi dents and managers in this country and abroad. Our idea is not to send $2 or $3 worth of oranges to some wealthy man, who will turn them over to his butler with instructions to use what he wants. We send them to intelli gent men as specimens of what California can do in the raising of oranges—to men Who will not hesitate to extol the state. Indeed, our only motive is to advertise Southern California as the garden spot of the United States." "We find that, this plan attracts capital ists and others aud we shall continue to pursue it.'' ONLY ONE ACCIDENT Riders In the Bicycle Tournament del Off Easily San Francisco, Feh. 20.—There was only one accident at the bicycle tourna ment tonight and that was caused by carelessness. The sport was better and more appre ciated than on the previous nights. The track had been altered during the day and the riders seemed to regain their confi dence. Only three men were allowed to ride in the same heat. Frank liyrnc of the Imperial club was the sensational rider, winning his heat from the scratch in the one mile, class A, handicap, the semi-final and the final all In fast time. Byrne is a comparatively new man hut promises to be the best man in his class before the season is over. Results: Final, one-third mile dash, class A—Byrne won, Nissen second, Rose third; time, 4S seconds. One mile, class 13, scratch—Foster won, Osen second, Tcrrill third; time, 2:27. One mile, handicap, class A —Byrne won, I,anguetin second, Howe thir d ; time 2:25. HE KICKED IN THE WINDOW A Double Abductio:i Case Bobs Up in San Francisco •tory of a rutrlmsnial Me»lllance With the Usual Court Trimmings—A Warrant Wanted f Pan [Francisco, Feb. 20.—A sensational double abduction case came to light this afternoon when Alfonse Lallement ap plied at the Police Court for a warrant for the arrest of his wife, Angel Lallement, whom be charges with stealing their 4-year-old son George. Lallenient is a wealthy grocer and liquor dealer. Hus band and wife parted two months ago, Mrs. Lallement taking her little boy with her and going to live at the house of a friend. Nine days later the husband went to the house whan Mrs. Lallement was absent, and, peering through the window, espied the boy with a nurse girl in one of the front rooms. He at once kicked a hole in the window, entered the room and choked the nurse girl. He then tore the weeping child from her arms and left the house in the same manner he had entered. Lallement took the boy to the house of his sister, Mrs. Garrigues, where Mrs. Lallement was allowed to pay an occasional visit to her son in the presence of a third person. But the visits were unsatisfactory, because, sho claims, the little one was being schooled to dislike her. When she complained Lallement cut off all communication between mother and child. Mis. Lallement discovered that ncr husband sometimes took the little one to his place of business and set about de vising some means of getting possession of the chile}, and watched her chance to hustle the child into a hack in waiting. She sent a boy into the store to pur chase an article that she knew was kept in the back of the store and while her husband was engaged picked up the child in her arms, but the child commenced to scream and the father hearing the cries ran after the disappearing hack but was unable to overtake it. For the past three days he has been searching for him but' has been unsuccessful. Today he applied tor a warrant but was refused. THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT l.ady Somerset and Miss Wlllard Talk to Thousands Baltimore, Mil., Feb. 20.—Lady Henry Somerset, and Miss Frances Willard, pres ident of the W. C. T. U., today addressed an audience in the Association Reform Church that completely filled the build THE HERALD LOS AXGEL.ES, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES ing, many standing in the aisles. Though suffering from the effects of an attack oj the grip, Lady Somerset spoke on Munici pal Government. Miss Willard. speaking on the topic Prohibition and Woman Suffrage, paid a ] high tribute to Mrs. Cleveland for the stand of the latter upon the total abstin ence question, and said that Mrs. Cleve land had told her that she believed total abstinence in Washington had become to be looked upon as good form. THE WORKERS' TROUBLES A Orave Prospect Among New York Laboring nen N T ew York, Feb. 20.—The labor situation involved in the strike of the electrical workers declared on Monday, has assumed a grave aspect. The threat of calling a general strike in the building trades was j in part carried out when 750 men em- | ployed on two of the biggest building I enterprises in the city tljrew down j their tools. Tomorrow more build ings will be deserted and 'at 4 o'clock in the afternoon a conference of the state committee and board of walk ing delegates, a general strike of building trades in this city and Brooklyn will be declared, stopping the construction of thirty-seven large buildings and innumer able small ones, and throwing ottt of work at a very conservative estimate, 10,000 men. The loss involved in such a strike at this, the very heart of the building season, can scarcely be estimated. The threat had brought the master builders almost to their knees to the electrical contractors whom they implored not to bring down such a calam ity. The walking delegates threaten to extend the strike still further if the nine hour day is not conceded. HELD UP A FARO BANK A Masked Man Makes a Winning in Arizona At the Point of a Pistol the Deal Stops and the Bold Bandit Helps Himself Tucson, Ariz., Feh. 20.—Congress Hall, one of the old-time establishments, was entered tonight by a masked man, who hehl up the faro game which was in prog ress. The dealer, George Huston, saw the robber enter by a side door with a mask covering his face below his eyes. Huston thought it was some practical joker trying to have a little fun, and when the robber covered him, Huston pushed the gun aside with his hands. The robber didn't utter a word, but shoved the gun up to Huston's breast and with free hand took about $340 in gold, which he put into his pocket. He did not take all the gold, and $500 or $600 was not molested. Those playing at the game didn't move while the robbery was being committed. A bartender named Green, who was in an adjoining room, heard the noise made by the falling of several twenty-dollar pieces which the robber dropped. He thought at first there was a row, but a minute later learned of the trouble, and seizing a shotgun loaded with buckshot, started for the faro room. The side door had just dosed after the robber when the bartender rushed in. As the robber turned the corner of the building, Green shot, hut missed his mark. The officers have not as yet the slightest clew. SOUTHERN PACIFIC LANDS A Significant Report From the Secretary of the Interior Washington, Feb. 20.—The Secretary of the Interior has sent to the Senate a re port favoring the joint resolution of Con gress, requesting suspension of action of all selections filed by land grant railroads for California lands until January 1, ISSKI, unless legislation is had for the examina tion and classification of mineral lands within the selections has been pre viously enacted. Secretary Smith says he recognized the importance of the early adjustment of the grants, and trusts Congress will take all necessary action for the examination and classification of mineral lands at the present session. He is advised, he reports, that land grant roads in California are indebted to the United States for aid in construction and deems it advisable for the Government to patent no lands to such roads prior to an adjustment of the indebtedness. The legislation, in his opinion, should em brace all lands in the United States granted to railroads. MRS. BOURKE COCHRAN DEAD Wife of the Congressman Passes Away in New York New York, Feb. 20.—Mrs. Bonrke Coch ran, the wife of Congressman llourke Cochran, died at 5:15 o'clock to-night at the Holland House from hemorrhage, with which she was attacked on Tuesday. Mrs. Cockran was 35 years of age. She hail been married two years, and up to two years ago was the leader of society in Washington, but at that time her health interfered with her social duties, and she was taken by her husband to the Adiron dack! and also to Europe. Four weeks ago Congressman Cockran brought his wife to New York for special treatment under Dr. Jancway. Mrs. Cockran was the daughter of John Mack of !Mj Park avenue, this city. NEW AUSTRALIAN LADVBUG Imported from Honolulu and Ranks High as a Destroyer San Francisco, Feb. 2(l.—A new species of the Australian ladybug has been im ported from Honolulu to exterminate the mealy bug. Since the introduction of the ladybug in Hawaii, the mealy bug is practically unknown. Several colonies of the destroyer have been sent to the experimental stations of California with astonishing results. The ladybug actually eats the pest both In its larval and grown state. The mealy bug has done great damage, attacking all kinds of plants and orchard trees. Its remedy will lie colon ized and distributed throughout the state. Foote Captures the Prize Washington, Feb. 20.—The Senate in executive session confirmed Henry S. Foote of California, to be United States attorney for the Northern District of Cal ifornia. FREDERICK DOUGLASS DEAD The Famous Orator Passes Away at His Home THE ROMANCE IN HIS LIFE Story of His Trials and Triumphs Told by Biographers The Colored Diplomat (lade History for the Country -Two Sons and a Daughter Survive Him Washington, Feb. 20. —Frederick Doug lass, the noted freedman, orator and dip lomat, died a few minutes before 7 o'clock tonight at his residence at Anacosta, a suburb of this city, ol heart failure. His death was entirely unexpected, as he had been enjoying the best of health. During the afternoon he attended the convention of the women of the United States now in progress in this city and chatted with Susan B. Anthony and othors of the leading members, with whom he had been on intimate terms for many years. When he returned home he said nothing of any feeling of illness, though he ex pressed himself as being a little exhausted by climbing up the stairs leading from the street to his house, which is on a high terrace, lie sat down and chatted with bis wife about the women at the conven tion. Suddenly be'gasped, clapped his hand to his heart and fell back uncon scious. A doctor was hastily summoned anil arrived within a very few moments, but his efforts to revive him were hopeless from the first. Within twenty minutes after the attack the faint motion of the heart ceased entirely, and ie great ex slave statesman was dead. Mr. Douglass leaves two sons and a daughter, the children of his first wife. His second wife, who is a white woman, survives him. The story of the second marriage is a romantic one. Miss Helen Pitts, whom he married, was a New England woman of middle age, a clerk in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of the District of Co lumbia when Mr. Douglass was appointed to that office. She was a member of a literary society to which he belonged. They were thrown much together and finally became engaged. . Her relatives opposed the union bitterly on account of his color, but finally yielded to force of circumstances. Some of them have for sometime been living near the Douglass home on Anacosta Heights. Fredrick Douglass was born in Tucka hoe, Talbott county, Maryland, in Febru ary, 1817. His mother was a negro slave anil his father was a white man. At the age of Ift years he was sent to Baltimore, where he learned to read and write. His owner later allowed him to hire his own time for $3 per week and he was employed in a shipyard. In September, 1838, he fled from Balti more and made his way to New York. Thence he went to Xew Bedford, Mass., wdiere he married and lived for three or four years, supporting himself by day labor on the wharves and in various work shops. While there he changed his name to Douglass. He had previously been called Lloyd, the name of his old master. He was aided in his efforts for self education by William Lloyd Harrison. In the summer of 1841 he attended an an ti-slavery convention at Nantucket, and made a speech which was so well received that he was offered the agency of the Mas sachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. In this capacity he traveled and lectured through the New England States for four years. Large audiences were attracted by his graphic description of slavery and his elo quent speeches. At this time he publishsd his first book, entitled, Narrative of My Experience in Slavery. In 1845 he went to Europe to lecture on slavery to enthusiastic audiences in nearly all of the large towns of (treat Britain. In 1846 his friends in England raised a purse of $7511 to purchase his freedom. He remained two years in Great Britain, and in 1847 began at Rochester, N. V., the publication of Frederick Douglass' Paper, which title was afterwards changed to The North Star. In 1855 he published My Bondage and My Freedom. In 185!) the John Brown riots took place in Virginia. Ho was supposed to have been implicated in these and Gov ernor Wise made requisition for his arrest upon the Governor of Michigan, in which state he then was. To avoid difficulty, Mr. Douglass went to England, where he remained for six or eight months. He then returned to Rochester and continued the publication of his paper. When the Civil War began in lSol he urged upon President Lincoln the employment of colored troops and the issuance of a proclamation of emancipation. In 18(i;t, when it was at last decided to employ such troops, he gave his assist ance in enlisting men for such regiments, especially the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Massachusetts. After the abolition of slavery he discontinued the publication of his paper and applied himself to the preparation and delivery of lyceum lec tures. In September, 1870, he became editor of tho New National Era in Washington. This was afterwards continued by his sons, Lewis and Frederick. In 1871 lie was appointed assistant secre tary to the committee to San Domingo. On his return President Grant appointed him one of the territorial council for the district of Colorado. |In 1872 he was elected presidential elector at large for the state of New York and was appointed to carry the electoral vote of the state to Washington. In 1870 he was appointed United States marshal for the District of Columbia. After this he became recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia, from which office he was removed by President Cleve land in 1886. In the autumn of that year ho revisited England to inform the friends whom he had made while a fugitive slave, of the progress of tho African race in the United States. After his return to the United States he was appointed Minister to Hayti by President Harrison in 1889. He was sent to Hayti in a United States man-of war. He arrived in Hayti on October 8, 188H, just as that country was emerging from one of the most exciting revolutions that country had witnessed for years. The Government existing upon his arrival was simply provisional and even after the new President took office there was some delay in the arrival and presentation of his credentials. These circumstances gave rise in the United Btatea t<> persistent rumors that the Hay tien Government had refused to receive Mr. Douglass on account of his color. They were denied, however, and Mr. Douglass was finally warmly received. The Haytien ministry was tiie last posi tion in the gift of the United States held by Mr. Douglass. In ÜBS Hayti made an appropriation of money for the Columbian Exposition and appointed Mr. Douglass the senior of her two commissioners to the exposition. Since the close of the fair, Mr. Douglass has lived quietly in Washington without engaging in any special business. • His wealth is variously estimated at from $100,(XX) to $200,000. 'Pile news of the death of Frederick Douglass reached the national council of women during the evening session. Mrs. May Wright Sewell, the president of the council, announced it to the audience. She said, among other things, "It is surely to be regarded as a his toric coincidence that this man who em bodied a century of struggle between free dom and suppression spent his last, days as a witness of the united efforts of those who have come from so many different places and along such various avenues to formulate some plan for a new exposition of freedom in the ranks of women to the world, to society, and to the state." AN ORATORICAL BOMBSHELL Exploded by a Slatesman in the Indiana Legislature The Man Talked to the dallerles on the Temperance Question and Created a Great Sensation Indianapolis, Feb. 20.—While the House was discussing the Nicholson Temperance hill yesterday, a bombshell was exploded by Jackson of Carroll county. Speaking to the galleries, which were filled with friends of the bill from all over the state, be exclaimed dramatically: "You say this House is not subsidized and you get angry when you are charged with it. No wonder you raise your hypocritical eyes in horror. Here you are talking bun combe temperance legislation to these people in the galleries and all the time there is a barrel of whisky in the base ment of this statehouss which is free to the members of this Hour." Great excitement followed anil personal encounters were with ditilculty avoided. Tbero were cries of "Drove it," and Haeksi hi continued : "I repeat just what I said, and no wonder you want to hush me up. There is a barrel of whisky down there, and it was furnished by the Whisky League. You are shackled by it." Jackson claimed he had been invited to partake of the whisky, and when the up roar had subsided a committee of three was appointed by the Speaker to locate the barrel and report. HORSE BUT NOT THE OEMS The San Francisco Police Still Looking for the Tray of Diamonds San Francisco, Feb. 20. —The successful diamond thief who robbed Franklin's pawn shop of a tray of jewels, escaping on horseback with his booty along a crowded thoroughfare last night, has not been found by the police. The horse was found tied to a post on a resi dence street. The tray, with one diamond in it, was picked up by a policeman, and this afternoon a gen tleman returned to the pawnshop a dia mond which he found on the street. A boy of questionable association who dis played several gems today was arrested on suspicion of being the youth who locked the clerks in the shops before the robbers stole the gems, but tho clerks could not identify him. MERVYN DONAHUE'S ESTATE Suit Involving Shares of Railroad Stock Brought in New York San Francisco, Feb. 20.—The executors of the estate of the late Mervyn Donahue, who was a prominent San Francisco capi talist, have brought suit against J. & W. Seligman and Landenburg & Co., New York bankers, and P. N. Lillienthal, their local agents, to recover 5000 shares of the capital stock of the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad Company. The shares, which are valued at $101,000, were deposited with the New York bankers by Donahue to secure certain claims against him. It is alleged that the obligations for wdiich the shares were pledged have been discharged, but that the New York bankers refuse to surender the collateral. . THE WRATH OF A FROST Twenty People Frozen to Death in fjallcla in Two Days Vienna, Feb. 20.—Twenty persons were frozen to death in Galicia in two days. The severe weather continued through out Central Europe. Blssell's Resignation Again Washington, February 20.—Although Postmaster-General Bissell refuses either to affirm or deny the rumor that he has decided to resign, it is nevertheless true that unless he changes his present de termination he will retire from the cab inet some time in April. What his rea sons are for taking this step cannot be stated. Warwick's Plurality Philadelphia, Feb. 20. —In a total vote of 211,717, Charles F. Warwick, Repub lican candidate for Mayor, had a plurality of b0,!)8!) over ex-Governor Robert E. Pat tison, Democrat. This is the greatest plurality.ever given a candidate in a muni cipal contest. 'The Republicans carried almost all the city and bourough elections tn the state. The Hunter's ilistake Again Santa Cruz, Feb. 20.—Charles Coombs killed Frank Carroll at Loma Prieta this afternoon. The men were hunting deer when Coombs seeing the busli move thought it was a deer and lired. The bul let ehter-'d CHirnlt'a heart. NOW DRIVE THE BIG SPIKE San Joaquin Valley Company Ready for Business THE MONEY IS ROLLING IN The Southern Pacific Rival Names Its Officers The Bank of California riade Treasurer of the Concern—Ten Per Cent Has Been Paid Into the Fund San Francisco, Feb. 20.—The subscrib ers to stock in the Han Joaquin Railroad enterprise held a big and enthusiastic meeting in the Chamber of Commerce this afternoon. The meeting was pursuant to a call of the citizens' competing railroad com mittee and was for the purpose of giving formal approval to the articles of incor poration ami by-laws heretofore submit ted by the committee, of electing a board of directors ami of doing anything neces sary to he done on the part of tire stock holders in order that the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley road might enter at onoe upon its legal existence. It had been contended that Claus Sprockets should preside. He was ill, however, and the honor was accorded to John 1). Spreckels, his son. The citizens' 'committee explained that they had car ried forward the work of soliciting sub scriptions until the sum total subscribed had reached the figure of $2,24H,U00. Hav ing reached that point when the subscrip tion became binding,, the committee had called the meeting for the purpose of adopting articles of incorporation and by laws and electing eleven directors. It was explained that all who had paid in 10 per cent of their subscriptions were entitled to vote. The proposed articles of incorporation were read. They set forth that the purpose of the company was to incorporate as the San Francisco and San Joaquin Railroad Company with a capital stock of $(i,l)00,00l) for the con struction of a line of railroad some 350 miles in length, extending southerly and easterly from San Francisco to some point in Kern county near Bakerstield. As anticipated, there was no opposition whatever to the articles of incorporation, which, on motion of Leon Sloss, were adopted by a unanimous vote. The election of a hoard of directors was declared to be in order. No opposition was made to the election of the eleven men named by the citizens' committee. They are: Claus Spreckels, J. I>. Spreckels, W. F. John B. Stetson, Robert F. Watt, A. H. Payson, Charles Holhrook, I,i\vis Gerstle, Alvinza Hay ward, Isaac Fpham, Thomas Magee. By a unanimous vote they were selected to direct the new enterprise and the Bank of California was elected treasurer. The voters represented 17,805 shares. After adopting resolutions thanking the officers of the California Traffic Associa tion and the citizens' committee, the meeting adjourned. More Honey Promised San Jose, Feb. 20.—Four counties gave expression to their earnest desire for a competing railroad tonight. At the big mass meeting held in front of the Court House there were among the speakers representatives of the counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Benito and Fresno, and the tone of the addreeses plainly told of their determination to do all in their power to secure a line of the Valley railroad through this section of the state. Fully 5000 people faced the stand when D. M. Delmas, the chairman, called the meeting to order, and when he began the opening address he was greeted with en thusiastic cheers. He dwelt upon the necessity of the people of taking immedi ate action to free themselves from the grasp of the Southern Pacific monopoly, and said the opportunity existed in the projected competing railroad. Speeches were also made by S. N. Grif fith of Fresno, 11. I). Murphy, W. 1). Nich ols of Palo Alto, and W. H. Martin of South San Francisco, Judge Fitspatrick of Redwood City, Joseph Hutchinson of Palo Alto, Colonel Philo Hersey of San Jose, Nicholas Bowden and John E. Richards of San Jose. Resolutions were adopted pledging the counties represented to perfect organiza tions in each county to secure rights of way and all possible subscriptions in order to promote the building of the rail road through those counties. Although no call was made for subscriptions it was announced that the James Phelan estate had authorized its agent to subscribe .SIO,OOO, and David Henderson of Santa Clara subscribed $2500. Subscription lists will be opened at once. OUroy Wants a Show Gilroy, Cal., Feb. 20.—An enthusiastic meeting was held here last night, Mayor Casey presiding, to indorse the San Joa quin Valley Railroad project, and appoint a committee of five to act with the San Jose meeting tonight to induce the build ing of the line by way of Santa Clara val ley through Gilroy and Pacheco Pass. Rights of way, depot sites, etc., will be donated at once. THE BIUQEST ON THE COAST An Immense Electric Plant to Be Put In ; at Tacoma Tacoma, Wash., Feb, 2).- An immense electric power plant next in size to the Niagara Falls plant is to ho built this year in Stuck valley, ten miles east of Tacoma. To carry out the projeot the White River Water and Power company, j with a capital of $2,000,000 has been in- ] oorporated under the laws of New Jersey. Water power is to be secured by tapping the White River below Buckley, from Which by a simple conveyance of an open ditch, it will be carried to Lake Tapps, near Sumner, which will be used as a storage reservoir. The lake is three miles long, a third of a mile wide and one hundred feet deep. From the end of the lake by a flume over a natural grade, the water is to be divert ed to the edge of the Muff overhanging ADVERTISERS CONSIDER THE HERALD A GOOD JVIEDIUH PRICE FIVE CENTS Stuck valley, giving a fall of four hundred to five hundred feet to the power house, where will he located a generator capable of developing 25,000 horse power, without calling on the surplus power stored in Lake Tapps, by use of which 50 .OUOhorsc power can be developed. It is Calculated that Tacoma and Seattle can each use oOno horse power and other towns ;1000, leaving 12.000 horse power to meet the natural growth of the two cities. An expert sent here by the Westing house t'ompany has pronounced the sch erne feasible. Out on a Strike Galveston, Tex..Feb. 20.— The Galveston cotton mill operatives, nearly 500 strong, have gone out on a strike on account of a request from the management of tua mill to work an extra hour each day. THEY AUDE BOQUS MONEY A Band of Counterfeiters Run Down by Government Officers Omaha, Kcb. 20.—United States officers today arrested the leaders of what has proved to he one of the best organized and oldest gangs of counterfeiters that have troubled the Government for years. Charles Shepherd and William T. Gross are the men jailed. They were located on a farm n few miles from this city, where they were masquerading as farm hands. With them was seen nil a melting pot, composition, some counter feiters' tools and a large ipinntity of silver dollars of the ,'glass" order. All the towns in the Missouri Valley have been flooded with coins placed in circulation during the past year, and it is estimated that 100,000 bogus dollars have been put on the market in that time. Tonight it is said one of the prisoners has confessed, and every agent of the organization it known and will be arrested. CADETS ON THE WAR PATH Salvation Army Recruits Rebels Agains* a Leader Adjutant McAbee Says He Is the Peer of the Savior, and the Young Men Revolt San Francisco, Feb. 20.—The cadets oi the Salvation Army training garrison have revolted against the doctrines of their leader, Adjutant, McAbee, who has de clared that he is in every respect the peer of Jesus Christ. The Adjutant's mind is believed to be unbalanced as a result of overwork and despair at being unable to equal the professional attainments of his wife. At a recent meeting Adjutant Mc- Abee astonished everybody by exclaim* ing: "I am as infallible as Christ and aft sinless" Kimera, a Japanese cadet, de nied this assumption, threw off his uni form, renounced his allegiance, as he ex pressed it, to "two Ohrists," and left the garrison. At a meeting on the following day Kimera publicly denounced the Ad jutant as a hypocrite. Brigadier Keppel has held an investigation, resulting in his decision to send McAbee on a long rest and replace him by a new commander. A New Arizona Road Chicago, Feb. 20.— The formal opening of the Santa Fe, Presoott and Phoenix road has been set for March 11th. The road runs from Ash Fork, on the Atlantic and Pacific division of the Santa Fe, to Phoenix, Ariz., the entire length of the line being lllti miles. The Santa Fe route has established traffic relations with the new road, and will at once issue tariffs to Phrenix via Ash Fork. TOLD BY ONE WHO KNOWS Astounding Statement of the President of a Company One Hundred Millions of Dollars Expended it. In Opening nines Without Any Returns Milwaukee, Feb. 20.—Solomon S. Gurry, president of the Metropolitan Iron and Land Company, made an astounding statement today regarding the future of that business and predicts a revolution in the industry. "Over $100,000,000 have vanished," he declared. He said the opening ot the Meaaba and other ranges bad been a big blow to the Wisconsin-Michigan com panies. Mr. Curry conveys the idea there has been a depreciation of property to equal this great sum. Mr. Curry returned today from Cleveland, where he attended a conference between ncariy all the prin cipal ore corporat ions of the United States. "The meeting," he said, "was like a funeral dirge. We sobbed at the sight of wealth as great as the Rothschilds van ishing into mist, all through the dis covery of ore fields wdiich pah be mined for more ore than the world needs. All this is due to the development of the Mesaba range and the billions of tons of ore which can be placed on the cars there at a low price, and assures the world of an adequate supply of the metal for a thousand years. This condition con fronts us when we had just commenced to believe a famine in the production of Bessemer iron was about to be inaugu rated. We had some of the most expe rienced iron men in the world visit Eng land, Spain, Algiers and Cuba and make examinations of the mines, and from their reports we believed that in a few years Europe would be obliged to call upon America for its Bsssemer ore. This will prove to be true, for the united States has the ore, and the field! in the old country are playing out." Called on the President Washington. Feb. 20.—Among the Presi dent's callers today were Messrs. Towne, Smith and Corliss, Representatives-elect from the Northwestern states. They said they called to pay their respects be fore their returning home. During tiio conversation the President asked them how they would like to be called on to return to Washington March sth. The newly elected Congressmen said they would not like it. It is not believed that the President had any i itention of Inti mating that an extra -•••«/..„ was a proba bility .