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Story of Damage to the Orange
Crop Disproved
The Director of the Weather Service
Tells the Story
Even In the Northern Belt the flercury Was
Never In the Neighborhood of the
Damage Point
Sacramento, Feb. 24.—1t has been re
ported in the east that the California or
ange crop hits been badly damaged by
frost. James A. Barwick, director of the.
California weather service, furnishes the
fallowing lowest recorded temperatures
for this season nt the following place.-,
situated in the orange belts of both North
ern and Southern California, which will
put a quietus on any false reports that
may be made:
Lowest temperatures in the Northern
California citrus belt: Oroville, .HI;
Palermo, 26; New Castle, 26; Orangevalc,
25; Sacramento, 30.
Lowest temperaturee in the Southern
California citrus belt: Arlington Heights.
112; Riverside, San Bernardino and San
Jacinto, 27; Ontario, 81; Pasadena, 84;
Pomona, 34; Los Angeles, 37; Santa Bar
bara, 117.
A Catholic Divine Addresses an Ohio Christian
Columbus, 0., Feb, 24.—Right Rev
erend John A. Watterson, Bishop of the
Columbus Diocese, addressed a big meet
ing of the Y. M. C. A. today. As many
persons as gained admittance to the hall
were turned away. This is the first time
in history that a Catholic clergyman had
addressed a meeting under the auspices
of the Y. M. C. A. and naturally attracted
wide attention. The Bishop was intro
duced by General Secretary W. T. Par
kins, and spoke for an hour and a half
on Christian Citizenship, the audience
being held in rapt attention and fre
quently breaking into applause. When
the Bishop advanced on the platform the
applause amounted to an ovation and he
thanked the audience for their generous
welcome. It showed him, he said, that
they did not regard him as a bull in a
china shop, especially a papal bull in the
beautiful china shop of the Y. M. C. A.
The climax of the eloquent address was
reached in the following passage:
"While I am uncompromising in the
matter of my faith and inHexible in those
lines of conduct which depend on princi
ples of fuith, and while I would deserve
the contempt and scorn of every right
minded man if I were to recant to my
conscience in these things which I hold as
truths, yet I know of no doctrine of the
Catholic Church which prohibits or pre
vents me from working for the good of
my fellow men, no doctrine which inter
feres with my allegiance to the Govern
ment and laws of my country. On the
contrary, I know that the whole teaching
and the whole spirit of my religion re
quires me to be true to my country and
its Government, and to promote its honor
by the faithful discharge of all the duties
of American citizenship, and all of you
would know it too, if you knew my re
ligion as well as I dp." [Loud ap
plause. J
A Prominent lowa Merchant Killed by
Unknown People
Newton, lowa, Feb. 24.—This commun
ity was greatly shocked this morning when
the news spread that J. R. Sollinger, a
prominent merchant and ex-Sheriff, was
found dead, probably murdered.
Mr. Sollinger left his place of business
about 9:30, ana when he reached home his
wife noticed blood flowing down his face,
and asked what was the matter. He stated
that he had fallen or had been shot.
Those were the last words he said. A
physician was summoned and on examin
ation a large gash was found on his head.
He never regained consciousness, but
died between 12 and 1 a. m.
It is generally belieyved he was waylaid
and the thug failing t ) bring down his
victim, fled without accomplishing his
purpose—that of robbery—nothing on his
person having been taken. Two clubs
were found near the spot where the lirst
blood was visible.
Mr. Sollinger had been a Captain in the
army, and was a Mason and G. A. It. man.
He leaves a widow, one son and one
The Carnival Season on the Border Opens
Nogales, A. T., Feb. 24.—The advent of
Rix at 1 p. m. was a grand sight. The
ceremony of preseting the keys of both
cities was witnessed by tlie greatest throng
that ever assembled in Nogales, and the
hearty good feeling of the two nations
joined in the festivities has been seldom
witnessed in any country.
The bicycle race started at 9 a. m. with
eight entries, the distance being ten miles.
\ Burt Orndorff was first, time 40.11; W. 13.
VCooper, second, time 4:1.IS; Ed Johnson,
third, time 43.43; Earl Griswold, fourth,
jyine 45.46; B. ilartweli. fifth, time 4U.10.
fjjrod Gravel broke his wheel at tho start,
njlie first prise, won by Orndorff, is a
•[ Id watch and diamond pin. In the
■ joys' race the winner was Charles Holler,
time 52.33, and he gets a gold watch.
Expulsion of Church Members Causing Much
Berkeley, Feb. 24. -The expulsion of
Professor Charles W. Woodworth and
Student Maxwell from the First Baptist
Church for heresy is creating much con
tention in this university town. The
charges against Woodworth were that, he
had stated in writing that the Bible con
tained many errors of history and geology,
and that "the Trinity are only three of
tlie many manifestations of God," Wood
worth maintaining that Christ was born
,5f two human parents. The Professor
lad also said that "the death of Jesus,
like the Jewish sacrifice, only saves
symbolically" and that "the fall of man
was not from true holiness, but from
childish innocence." The latter state
ment involved the question of evolution,
which Woodworth firmly adheres to as a
good method of reasoning, both for
science and for Christianity. Some of
the members of the church, arraigned
against Professor Wodworth, say they
will take the matter before the academic
j senate and the board of regents of the
j university, arguing that if a man is unlit,
! because of his heresies, to teach a Sun
|ay school, he is not a proper person to in
struct the students at the university. To
this Professor Woodworth says that to
elminate his teachings at the University
of California they must eliminate science
and put in orthodox clergymen of the old
school, who will teach as truths, tradition
and legends that are no more valuable,
except symbolically, than the myths and
legends of ancient Creece.
The Splendid Trip of a Transatlantic
New York, Feb. 24.— The French line
steamer La Champagne arrived this
morning from Havre after a remarkably
line winter passage. The saloon passen
gers were delighted with their quick trip,
and were able to sit around the decks
throughout the entire voyage.
Mme. Rejan, the French actress, and
her theatrical company, were passengers
on the Champagne. The company num
bers between thirty and forty persons.
Mine. Rejan is accompanied by her hus
band, M. Porel, and her daughter.
Mme. Rejan went to her hotel. In the
afternoon she took a drive through Rroad
way and Central Park. She was seen to
night at her hotel by a crowd of news
paper men. Her first impression of New
York filed her with delight. She will
play at Chicago, Boston', New Orleans,
Montreal and probably Philadelphia.
Among the passengers were the Marquis
de Castellane and Count Jean de Castel
lane, a young brother of the Count, who
is to wed Miss Gould; General Young, W.
\H. Brown, Colonel L. A. Blanchard and
twenty-one Sisters of Charity.
Deplorable Condition of the Miners in
Ohio Districts
Results of an Investigation Made by a
Committec-Sufferlns and Destitution
Is Everywhere
Cincinnati, 0., Feb. 24.—-The commit
tee investigating under the direction of
Governor McKinley for the unemployed in
the Hocking Valley and other Ohio coal
regions, will report to the Governor this
week and alhO to commercial bodies which
they represent in different cities. They
found much suffering and destitution ex
isting, and that outside relief i&absolutely
necessary until the mines re-open and en
able the miners to become self-supporting.
The Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce will
resume its efforts for relief.
At Buckingham the miners during the
last year have had eighty-six days' work.
The mines shut down last September and
have not been run since.
Arrangement, for the Contests Between
England and America
New York, Feb. 24.—5. H. Holman,
secretary of the London Athletic Club,
has answered the letter of John C. Gu
lick, secretary of the New York Athletic
Club, concerning the arrangements of the
contests between the organizations, to be
held next fall.
Mr. Holman says the date set by the
New York club, September 21st, is satis
factory to his team, which will be strictly
amateur under the definition of the
English A. A. TJ. The total number
will not exceed fifteen. The events are
to be governed by the customs, rules and
practice prevailing in this country, and
Mr. Holman is assured that nothing pro
hibitive will be attempted.
Field ITarshal Albrecht's Funeral
Vienna, Feb. 24.—The body of Field
Marshal Archduke Albrecht arrived here
today from Asco, in the , Tyrol, where he
died on Monday last, from congestion of
the lungs. The remains wero received
with military honors and conveyed to the
chapel of the hofburg, where they were
placed upon a catafalque with great cere
mony. The street from the station to the
hofburg were crowded with people, all
of whom bowed reverently as tbe body
passed by.
Pound Drowned
Seattle. Wn.. Feb. 21.—The body of
Coner Mullen, who was released from the
Soldiers' Home at Orting on February 19,
on his own request, was found in the bay
here today. There were no signs of
violence. Mullen was in jail twice here in
fortj'-eight hours after arriving from
Orting, first for intoxication and again to
keep him from suiciding. He is sup
posed to have relatives in San Francisco.
Soldiers for the Mardl (Jras
New Orleans, Feb. 24.—Several com
panies of Southern artillerymen arrived
today to participate in the Mardi Gras
festivities. They were met at the depots
by local militiamen and escorted to their
several barracks.
His Majesty Kex presented all the visit
ing commanders with carnival banners.
Another Trusted Teller Goes Wrong
Lynchburg, Va., Feb. 24.— W. G.
Hamner, for twenty years the trusted
teller of the First National Bank, was
arrested here today charged with em
bezzling 123,000 of the bank's funds. The
announcement startled the community.
Hamner is bonded for $5,000 and the
bank will only lose $8,000,
Elected to the Reichstag
Berlin, Feb. 24.— Count Stolberg-Wernig
erode, President of East Prussia, has
been elected a member of the Reichstag
for Oletzzkolyck in the Johannesburg dis
trict by an immense majority. He was
opposed by Radical, Socialist,and Argar
ian candidates.
A Notable Death
Glasgow, Feb. 24.—Thomas Henderson,
of the Anchor Line Steamship Company,
is dead.
F. D. Walker Denies Charges
of Deportation
Was Suspected of Implication in the
The Marshal Took Up His Passport and the
Sailorman Was Compelled to Remain
Over One Steamer
San Francisco, Feb. 24.—Among the ar
rivals on the steamer Gaelic from Hono
lulu was F. D. Walker of the schooner
Norma, who, according to tbe stories cir
culated, was asked to leave the Republic
for the Republic's good.
Walker denies this and tells a tale of
how he left on commercial business.
Walker was originally from Victoria, B.
C, and went to the islands first rive or
six years ago. There have been suspi
cions for a long time that he was engaged
in opium smuggling from British Colum
bia to Hawaii, ami not long since the
Norma was believed to have unloaded a
lot of arms for the revolutionists atone
of the islands. As Walker made frequent
trips back and forth the Government con
sidered that it had a strong case against
Shortly after the recent attempt to re
store the QUeen, Walker was preparing to
sail for Victoria on the Warrimoo. At
the last moment he was asked to see
the Marshal, and when he did so his pass
port was taken up. At this, so Mr.
Walker stated, he went to sec President
Dole and then Attorney-General W. O.
Smith. Both were absent, however, and
he got little satisfaction from subordin
ates. Then he went to British Consul
Hawes, but Hawes told him it was a time
of war, and he got little satisfaction from
The upshot of it was that he was de
tained until tlie Government could look
into his case and then lie got word that
he was to be deported. Walker says that
lie was not deported, but there are inti
mations that that is about what it
amounted to.
Walker's sto.ty is that he did not really
own the Norma but that she was "in his
name," while in fact Mr. Rowcll of Hon
olulu was the proprietor. At the same
time F. J. Claxton of Dolby it ('.Tax ton,
Victoria, had her chartered. Walker tells
that the Norma, at the time she was sup
posed to be smuggling arms and opium,
had really gone to the head of Queen
Charlotte sound for salmon.
Walker professes loyalty to the Hawaiian
government and says that just before the
recent revolution lie was preparing to
visit London, with the concurrence of
President Dole ami the cabinet, to raise
funds for laying cable from Vancouver to
Honolulu. Walker is now en route to
Embezzler Woodruff, of Arkansas, Convicted
by a Jury
Little Rock, Feb. 24.—After deliberating
two and one-half hours, the jury in the
Woodruff case at Perryville, late last night
returned a verdict of guilty and
fixed tbe punishment at one year's
imprisonment. This is the fourth
trial of the famous case and has
cost the state nearly $50,500. Wood
ruff was tried in 1891, on the charge ot
embezzlement, the jury failing to reach a
verdict. He was next tried in 1892, on tlie
same charge and the trial again resulted
in a hung jury, standing ten to two for
conviction. In 1893 he was tried
on the charge of misappropriating state
funds, and was acquitted. The present
specific charge was false pretenses in ob
taining the signatures of the State De--
Board to an order to sell certain scrip to
one Johnson L. Jones. Woodruff's bonds
men have paid into the state treasury
$10J,000 on account of his defalcations.
Dr. W. F. Carver Replies to the Lorls
Chicago, Feb. 24.—Dr. W. F. Carver,
the famous rifle shot, in reply to the chal
lenge of John Loris, the English cham
pion rifle and revolver shot who offered to
shoot with rifle and revolver against Car
ver for $1000 and the championship of the
world, says:
"I am not an expert with the revolver
or a trick rifle shot, but if Loris wants to
arrange a match to shoot at 100U or 2000
glass balls or blocks of wood or coal for
$1500 or $2000 a side, I will agree to shoot
the match in England if Loris will allow
There is every probability of a mtach
being consummated as Loris is eager for a
Mutual Aid Association Formed In Chicago.
The Officers
Chicago, Feb. 24.—Nearly three hun-
I dred switchmen met here today and re
organized the Switchmen's Mutual Aid
Association. One of the important fea
tures of tne new association is the insur
ance plan in which widows and orphans
will be taken care of. Weekly benelits
are also provided for. The election of
officers resulted as follows:
Charles Booty, Chicago, president; M.
G. McClellan, Chicago, vice-president;
G. 8. Cusack, Chicago, corresponding
secretary; G. W. Law, financial secretary.
The new association, it is said, event
ually takes in switchmen throughout the
entire country.
A Widow's Suit Against the Standard
Oil Company
New York, Feb. 24. —Lawyer Charles O.
K. Wahle made a motion in the Supreme
Court of Brooklyn yesterday in the suit
of Caroline Gerty, the widow of George
Gerty of Cleveland, Ohio, to recover $125,
--000 worth of property whicli she alleges
she was forced to sign over to the Stand
ard Oil Company. Mrs. Gerty says she
signed over to the Standard Oil Company
tlie property to keep her husband from
goiug to prison under the supposition he
had embezzled ?27.),000'fr0m that com
pany. Lawyer Wahle told the court the
company's ledger showed that Gerty was
not an embezzler. Wahle said these facts
were shown by private papers of Mr.
Gerty and also that these bonds had been
sttolen by somebody and that the books
of the company had been falsified so the
directors could not learn of the transac
tion. Decision was reserved on the mo
Circular Letters Sent Out Explaining the
Cause for an Extension of Time
Washington, Feb. 24.—The Commission
er of Interna! Revenue has sent out circu
lar letters to all collectors of internal
revenue calling their attention to the joint
resolution which recently passed both
houses of Congress and received the ap
proval of the President, extending to
April 16, the time within which all in
come tax returns shall be made. This
resolution was passed at the suggestion of
Commissioner Miller of the Internal
Revenue Bureau who, in his letter to
Congress, stated that the unexpected de
lay in passing the appropriation bill for
the collection of the income tax had so
shortened the time that it would lie quite
impossible to distribute the blanks and
receive all the returns by March 1, the
date lixed in the original act.
The extension was made purely in the
Interest of taxpayers, who otherwise,
through no fault of their own, might be
subject to a line for non-compliance witli
the law.
The Prince of Wales Takes Charge of His
Racing Yacht
Cannes, France, Feb. 24.— The Prince
of Wales arrived here today and at once
hoarded his cutter, the Britannia. The
Prince is suffering slightly from the
effects of a cold recently contracted in
London, but it is thought he will speed
ily recover.
The Britannia is entered for the races
in the Riviera regattas. She won her first
victory of the season yesterday when she
defeated the French yacht Valkyrie
owned by Menlorie.
A Broken Cable-Strand in Chicago
Causes an Accident
Three Women Very Badly Injured—Hen y
Passengers Escape by Leapl g
for Their Uvea
Chicago, Feb. 24.—A collision on tho
Halßtead street line caused a great deal
of excitement and resulted in three
women being badly bruised. The grip
had become entangled in a broken strand,
making it Impossible to stop the train
which crashed into one ahead of it.
Many passengers escaped by jumping,
while a number were thrown to the tioor
of the cars by the collision.
The injured are: Mrs. Ellen Cronin,
Miss Margaret Cronin, Miss Ida Martin.
Struck by a Locomotive
Chicago, Feb. 24.—Ten persons had a
narrow escape from death at the Sixty
third street crossing of the Xorthern Pa
cific tracks. A street car belonging to the
Chicago Lawn Street Railroad Company,
was struck and demolished at the crossing
by a Calumet Terminal freight train
which was running at a rate of ten miles
an hour. Three persons were severely
injured, while every one in the car re
ceived minor bruises and cuts from broken
glass. Those most severely injured are:
Henry Butscher, Charles Kelly and Al
fred Coad, driver of the car. The hitter's
injuries may prove fatal. The accident
was caused by the street car horses be
coming frightened and dragging the car
across the track in front of the locomotive.
Attempt Will Be Made to Recover the Sacks
on the Elbe
London, Feb. 24.—The North German
Lloyd Steamship Company has etigaged
nine divers to attempt to recover the
mails irom the foundered steamer Elbe.
The vessel lies in water 120 feet deep ami
two or three mail bags from her have
been washed ashore o.i the English coast.
The estimated value oi the mail is $90,
--000. Besides wages the company has
allotted the sum of $2500 for the recovery
of valuables from the steamer.
At the Head of a Revolutionary Hovement In
Rio Grande do Sul
Montevideo, Feb. 24. —It is stated on
good authority that the business men and
the government will attempt to make
terms with the revolutionists in the state
of Hio Grande do Sul. Admiral DaGama,
who succeeded Admiral De Mello in com
mand of tlie rebel fleet during the late in
surrection, is at the head of the revolu
tionary movement in Rio Grande do Sul,
It is stated that he lias a well armed and
well mounted force.
A Serious Engagement Reported and ITany
Persons Were Killed
Paris, Feb. 24.—Dispatches received
from Tangiers state that the rebel tribes
have entered and looted Morocco City,
one of the capitals of Morocco.
Serious righting occurred before the city
fell into the hands of the rebels and
many on both sides were killed. A
British warship has arived at Tangiers
from Constantinople.
On Ice Runners
Christiana, Feb. 24. —In the skating
Championship contest here today, Eden of
Holland won three events, the 10,000,
9000 and 1500 metre races. He also won the
gold medal awarded by the King. Freder
icksen of Norway,won the 500-metre race.
A Change in Embassadors
London, Feb. 24.—A dispatch to the
Times from Constantinople says that
Alexander Kartadeory Pasha will replace
Ruslem as Turkish embassador to Great
Britain. The latter will be retired on a
Demise of a Kentucky Distiller
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 24.—Paul Jones,
one of Kentucky's wealthiest anil most
widely known distillers, died suddenly at
3:05 this morning at the Norton lnlirmary
from abscess of the braiu.
Attempts Made to Prevent
lugersoll's Speaking
Nobody Shall Discuss the Bible Except
on One Side
The Eloquent Unbeliever Just Went on Talklne
and Had Considerable to Say
About Clergymen
New York, Feb. 24.—The attempts made
to prevent Colonel R. G. Ingersoll from de
livering his lecture on the Holy Bible at
the Hoboken Theater tonight proved a
As the result of a protest issued by the
pastors of three of the most prominent
churches in that place, Mayor Fagan yes
terday issued orders that the theater be
closed today, thereby practicaly debarr
ing Col. Ingersoll from appearing. The
Mayor's decree occasioned a great deal of
comment last night with the result that
the matter was reconsidered today.
Before noon Corporation Attorney Min
turn and Mayor Fagan called upon the
Key. H. T. Beatty, the minister who is
at the head of the reform movement in
Hoboken, and stated that it was the
opinion of the Corporation Attorney that
no steps could be taken by the authorities
to stop the lecture. Shortly after noon a
consultation was held in Chief of Police
Donovan's office at wdiich, in addition
to the Chief, Mayor and Mr. Clark, man
ager for Col. Ingersoll, and Mr. Davis,
the manager of the theater, were present.
The two managers were informed of the
decision of the Corporation Attorney and
they departed with tlie assurance that the
lecture might take place. To prevent any
disturbance on tho part of the audience
and also to stop any blasphemous utter
ances on the part of the lecturer several
detectives were sent to the theater. Be
yond frequent bursts of applause the au
dience was most orderly and the speaker
confined himself almost entirely to his
text, with an occasional comical allusion
to the clergymen of Hoboken and the
statute of New Jersey laws to which the
reformers had been referring.
He began bis well-known lecture with
out reference to the attempt to stop him
until he had reached a point In the dis
course for which evidently he had been
waiting—where he alludes to the ignor
ance and savagery in the Bible. He broke
away from his text long enough to say:
"There wns enacted a statute in the
State of New Jersey a hundred or so years
ago, when most of its inhabitants were
savages, which says that nobody shall
ever discuss the Bible except on one side.
Since then the inhabitants have grown
more civilized. They have grown to
have a knowledge of fair play, they have
been civilized to a degree where they
can realize the absurdity, and to realize
the statute sleeps in the dimness of tlie
past. It has been invoked by a number
of narrow-minded persons who should
have lived lUO years ago. I don't blame
them; their heads are that shape, and
they are not to blame."
He said his audience could make up
their minds "in secret" about what he
had to say, for he believed "there was no
statute against that." That the Bible
was inspired he had some douot, "but,"
he added, "if the Legislature of New Jer
sey says the Bible is inspired, it is , and
that settles it."
Colonel Ingersoll grew more bitter as the
lecture progressed, and declared there
never was any kindness in the heart of a
priest, and lie believed that there were
persons in Hoboken today who would be
glad to bring fagots and build a lire around
one of their enemies. He said that no
criminal lawyer In the state of New Jer
sey would allow a minister on the jury
that was to try a client of his. It was
surprising, he said, further on, how much
these parsons knew of God and bow little
they knew of human nature.
Catholics nust Leave Secret Societies or the
New York, Feb. 24.—Archbisop Corrigan
today sent to every priest in tbe diocese
of New York the folloing letter:
"Reverend Dear Sir:—A recent decrep of
the holy office,confirmed by the sovereign
pontiff, instructs the bishops of the
United States to advise the faithful com
mitted to their charge, against affiliation
with societies known as the Odd Fellows,
the Sons of Temperance and the Knights
of Pythias, with the further injunction
that if Catholics, after such admonition,
persist in their connection with any of
these societies and will not give up mem
bership therein, they cannot receive tlie
sacraments. The general reasons on ac
countof which it is unlawful for Catholics
to join societies forbidden by the church
will he found in the third plenary council
of Haiti more.
"I am, reverend dear sir, very faithfully
yours, Michael Corrigan,
"Archbishop of New York."
Officers of the National Guard Will Step Down
and Out
Knoxville. Term., Feb. 24.—A concerted
movement is now on foot by the officers
of the National Guard of Tennessee
whereby every officer in the state will
within tho next few days forward his
resignation to Governor Turney and ask
for an honorable discharge. The reason
is that, the Legislature last week instead
of making an appropriation to sustain
the guard, appropriated only (20,000 for
the next two years and allowed tiiem no
startling Revelations Said to Have Been
Made by a Negro
Halsey, Ky., Fob. 24.—The statement
of a negro who died here yesterday has
created quite a sensation in this little
place. The negro was seen by a Louis
ville Evening Post reporter just before he
passed away, aud confessed to having
committed five murders. Two of them
were in Alabama, two in Tennessee and
one in Georgia. He said that three of his
J victims were white women. He also said
that one man had been tried, convicted
I and hanged for one of his fiendish a< ts.
1 The man was not guilty and was con
| victed on purely circumstantial evidence.
JHo would not tell the exact towns or
: localities where he committed these
Highly Interesting Story Told by Boys Who
Were Hazed
Champagne, 111., Feb. 24.— J. E. Rhine
hart, Frank Twineman, Walter Bunn and
Young Shamel, the university freshmen
who were kidnaped and spirited away
yetserday by a number of the Greek
letter fraternity men, have all either been
voluntarily released or brought back to
their friends. The kidnaping has
caused more excitement than anything
which has occurred here for years.
The manner in which the men wera
seized, blindfolded, tied hand and foot,
thrown into a carriage, driven five miles
out into the country and held captive in
an empty farm house for nearly fifteen
hours, makes a highly interesting story.
The freshmen's social, which the kidnap
ing was intended to have broken Jup,
was, however, a success.
An Indian Attorney Accused of Fraudulent
Fort Smith, Ark., Feb. 24.—John Beck,
an Indian attorney of Lenepah, Indian
Territory, has been convicted of the fraud,
ulent use of the mails. The scheme
worked by him and numerous other at
torneys was the issuing of fraudulent
claims of Cherokee citizenship, by meant
of which they collected thousands of dob
Beck visited Kentucky and then the
neighboring states, collecting thousands
of dollars from numerous people for whom
he never filed any claims before tbe Coun
cil. To these people he represented him
self as agent of the Nation.
Four other attorneys are under similar
, Revolution In an Indian Town of Com
mercial Import
The Sultan Compelled to Flee for Hla Life.
The British Residents Removed
to Safe Placea
London, Feb. 24.—A Times dispatch
from Calcutta reports the capture of the
greatest portion of the city of Muscat by
insurgent Bedouins. The Sultan fled from
the palace but eventually regained the
eastern portion of the town. The fight
ing continues.
Muscat, the capital of Imam, is on the
Indian ocean near the eastern angle of
Arabia. It is a port of great commercial
importance, tho harbor being completely
All of the British residents of the cap
ital were safely removed.
Death of Samuel Dana Morton, a Distinguished
New York, Feb. 24.—Samuel Dana
Morton, the distinguished writer on
finance, died in Washington tonight of
Bright's disease. Ten days ago Mr. Hor
ton came to the city at the request of lead
ing members of the administration for
consultation upon the financial situation,
and was stricken with the disease, from
which he bad long suffered. Mr. Horton
was a native of Ohio, was born in IS4I an 1
dwas a sou of Valentine Horton, formerly
a member of Congress from Ohio. He
was graduated from Harvard in 18h4. re
sided for a time in l'omcroy, Ohio, and
has of late years lived most of the time
abroad, in England and on the continent,
where he was perhaps better known than
in America.
He had written much for the magazines
upon financial questions. His bst
known books were the "Silver Pound,"
published in London in 1889, and "Silver
in Europe," published in 1883, Mr. Hor
ton was a delegate to the first monetary
conference, and was secretary of that body.
Charles F. Norton Succeeds in Killing Himself
After Several Attempts
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 24.—0n December
2d last a man wdio persistently refused to
give his name, attempted to suicide in
Druid Hill park, hy shooting himself.
Early this morning be succeeded in ending
his life by jumping from a third story
window of the Maryland Hospital, where
he bad been confined since his first at*
temptfon his life. With his tragic death
came his supposed identification, it being
announced that he had given his name
in secret to a nurse as Charles F. Norton.
This, he told the nurse, was his right
name. It is believed that his home was
in New York.
A Home to Be Founded in ITemory of the Late
St. Petersburg, Feb. 24.—The Czar has
ordered the appointment of a commission
to found in memory oi the late Czar Alex
ander an institution where a home will
be provided for disabled authors, artists
and actors.
Old Davy Dead
New Haven, Conn., Feb. 24.—David
Stockbrldge, colored, known to nearly
every man who has attended Yale College
during the past thirty years, ns "Old
Davy," was found dead in a chair at his
home this afternoon. He was about (is
years of age, and had peddled candy about
Yale for more than a quarter of a cen
tury. Death was due to heart disease,
ami he had probably been dead several
days, as the body wsa horribly mutilated
by rats.
Anxiety for a Mexican Man-of-YVar
New Orleans, La., Feb. 24.—Anxiety is
felt here in regard to the Mexican man-of
war Libertad, which sailed from Vera Cruz
on February 19th, but nothing has been
heard or seen of her since leaving port-
She carried a crew of fifty men. Heavy
north winds have been prevailing lately,
and it is thought that she has founders i.

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