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A Box of Oranges to Be Sent to
President Cleveland Will Also Be Well
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.''
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
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
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
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.
l.ady Somerset and Miss Wlllard Talk to
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
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.
A Orave Prospect Among New York Laboring
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.
A Masked Man Makes a Winning in
At the Point of a Pistol the Deal Stops and
the Bold Bandit Helps
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.
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.
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.
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
The Famous Orator Passes
Away at His Home
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
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."
Exploded by a Slatesman in the Indiana
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
San Joaquin Valley Company
Ready for Business
The Southern Pacific Rival Names Its
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .

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