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TO GIVE ALL THE NEWS AND A LITTLE MORE VOL. XLIII. NO. 138 LEFT THE TREASURE BEHIND The Work of Greenhorn Train Robbers in Arizona CUT OUT THE BAGGAGE CAR The Men Were Two in Number and Carried Dynamite • Puaeneere on the Weitbound Sothern Pacific (iet a Bad Fright on the Deiert Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 25.— When the west bound overland reached Stein's Pass to night shortly after 5 o'clock, two masked men appeared on the station platform, armed with six-shooters. One of them got into tin: engine cab and covered the fireman and engineer, while the other commanded a brukeman to cut off a car next 'jlie engine tender and as soon as this was done, the engineer was ordered to proceed. When they had gone about three miles they stopped. The bandits carried a sack full of what appeared to be dynam ite. This they placed beside the track when the engine stopped and then discov ered that they had left the express car be hind. The bandits indulged in considerable strong language and then mounting horses that were fastened to a tree near by they rode to the south. The engineer and car returned to the train. The passengers, as is always the case, were scared nearly to death. Many crawded under the seats of the cars and remained there until assured that the dan ger was over. Southern Pacific Detective Breckinridge left here at 11 o'clock tonight for the 6cene of the hold-up. He is of the opinion that the robbery was not committed by the two men who held up the overland several weeks ago at Wilcox. He says that the Stein's Pass robbery was the work of very green bands. SLAYER OF LEN HARRIS Anthony Azoff, Who Killed the Detective, .Resentenced Santa Cruz, Feb 25.—Anthony Azoff who was convicted of the murder of De teotive Leu Harris at Boulder Creek, was brought from San Quentln today and was resentenced to be hanged. The date for the execution was set for May 7th. Azoff is in a cheerful frame of mind, laughing and chatting as though nothing troubled him. Azoff explained that it was impos sible for him to have killed Harris, for the reason that if he had stood on the platform above the detective as witnesses testified to at the trial the btdlet would not have ranged upward. LOST ONE THOUSAND WARRIORS What it Cost for a Victory in Interior Egypt. Massowah. Egypt, Feb. 25.—Dispatches been received here from Adowa, the cap ital of Shoa, stating that Emperor Menelek lost If Wo war. iors In the last raid atYollrinio. His forces killed 7t»m GaHas and captured 14,000 slaves. Sedition In Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica, Feb. 25.—Alexander Bedwanl, a negro, who styles himself a prophet, and has a following of over 5000 people, has been arrested on the charge of sedition. Bedward is alleged to have in the most emphatic manner advised the congregation to rebel against the Govern ment and crush the whites. A Charge Against Tolstoi Berlin, Feb. 25.—A telegram from St. Petersburg says it is reported there that Count Tolstoi, the noted Russian novelist and reformer, is the author of the liberal manifesto recently issued against the Czar's declaration that he upheld the au tocracy as ardently as bis late father. THE HERO OF THE BLUFFS Brave Work of a San Diego Lawyer at La Jolla Oeorge J. Leavy Jumps Into Huge Breakers and Saves thd Life of a Young Tlnn San Diego, Feb. 25.--George ,T. Leavy, a lawyer of this city, saved the life of Ormie Lynch of San Diego at La Jolla yesterday. Young Lynch, who is about sixteen years old, was standing on a rock near the caves, when an ;Unusually large wave advanced and washed him into the sea. He was taken completely by sur prise, but being a good swimmer, managed to keep his head above the water. He was unable to make headway against the swells, however, and a moment later was carried out of sight into the cave. As soon as the condition of the surf would permit, Leavy fastened one end of a rope to a rock, and with the other end tied to his body, he plunged in and entered the cave. He appeared a few minutes later with young Lynch and brought him to a place of safety. The boy had been in the cave nearly five hours, standing nearly up to his hips in water. THE IDAHO LEGISLATURE Situation Slightly Changed in Favor of Sweet. A Populist Deal Boise, Idaho, Feb. 25.—The vote for United States Senator, with one pair and one absentee unpaired, was: Shoup, 10; Sweet, 18; Ciaggett, 14. The situation has changed in favor of Sweet. There is strong talk of his now having succeeded in making a deal with the Populists Stole Postage Stamps Atlantic, lowa, Feb. 25.—The First Na tional Bank of Griswold, Cass county, was entered last night by burglars, who blew open the vault, doing ocr $3500 in dam nge. The noise was so great that the burglars made a hasty departure. Over $400 worth of stamps belonging to the postmaster, $120 in nickels in a side vault and probably other valuables were taken. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20, 1895.—TWELVE PAGES I but the wreck is so great it |is impossible : tell what was stolen. The burglar-proof ! safe inside the vault contained *i!I),UUO in cash, which is probably safe. UNKNOWN DEAD | Ghostly Discovery Made by Little Children In Illinois Chicago Feb. 25.—-Two children today discovered the mutilated body of a man in j a lonely locality at Ninety-fifth street and I Western avenue. The body, which is j that of a man about 25 years old, was j found in a sitting position, leaning against, a tree. His arms, legs and lower part of the body were badly burned. Deep gashes were found in the head and about the waist where were remnants of a char red and singed rope. The indications are that he had been murdered and an at tempt made to conceal the crime by burn ing the body, or he bad been burnt at the stake. The body is supposed to be that of Fred Holzhuter, a butcher of this city. Letters found on the corpse bore that ad Iress, but were deciphered with great difficulty, ; The last seen of Holtzhutef was three i weeks ago, when, with $:«KKt in his pos ! session, he went out to buy cattle. THE VALLEY RAILROAD First fleeting of the Directors—Officers to Be Named Next San Francisco, Feb. 26.—The hoard of directors of the San Francisco it San Joaquin Valley Railroad Company held their lirst meeting this afternoon and agreed upon Clans Spreckels, W. V. Whittier, Charles Holbrook, John T. Doyle and E. P. Preston as the incorpor ators of the company. The articles of Incorporation were completed and were sent to Sacramento tonight hy a special messenger to he filed with the Secretary of State. This done, (he company will have legal existence. Tomorrow or Wednesday the directors will meet again and elect their officers, and then the act ual work of launching the new railroad project will begin. THE INCOME OF CORBETT Income of the Actor-Pug a Matter of Concern Revenue Collectors After the Champion and Other Pugilists for a Tax on What They Earn Chicago, Feb. 23.—Prize-fighter Jim Corbett will pay the penalty of pugilistic greatness combined with a fat bank account by contributing to the financial welfare of Uncle Sam. He is one of the comparatively few sporting men win) will come within the provision of the income tax law. Corbett, without question, earns more money than any other pugilist actor before the public. His income on the stage which is entirely due, not to his merits as an uctor, but to his achieve ment in the prize ring, is variously esti mated at from $50,000 to $210,000 a year. Placing it at.•MHO,O,'KIas a medium .he will have to pay into the Government coffers $1020 a year or 2 per cent on all over $4000. No other pugilist at the present time makes or seems to he capable of making such a sum. Most of the fistic clan make j good living with only brief periods of prosperty. John L. Sullivan was once the greatest money winner of the lot. but it is a noto rious fact that Sullivan lives right up to his income, and during a greater portion of the year is practically penniless. Peter Jackson, now in England, has no fixed in come, and possesses no fortune to speak of. Parson Davics, his manager, may come under the provisins of the law. Jake Kilrain, is not earining $4000 a year. Joe Cbonyski will not be bothered by the Government collector. Neither will Jack McAuliffe, Young Griffo, Jack Dempsey nor a score of other ex-shining lights of the prize ring. Fitzsimmons, the middle weight champion, although not intem perate in his habits and in reality no more liberal than Corbett, has never known how to save his money, and can not now raise enough money for bis match with Corbett. George Dixon, the colored featherweight, is doing well, be ing a business sort of a fellow. His in come can probably bo put at $10,000. MAN AND MONEY GONE A Pinafore Company Comes to Oriel In an Illinois Town Chicago, Feb. 25.—There is considerable commotion in the suburb of Englewood over the termination of a four nights' production of Pinafore, tho proceeds of which were to have been expended in charitable work, but which are now said to be missing, with Joseph Oppenhelmer, the promoter of tho enterprise. Tne amount involved is about $2000. The dis appearance of the box office receipts pro voked some lively scenes, with the at taches of the theater as principals, when the •-tate of affairs was made known to them. Suicided on a Farm Woodland, Feb. 25.—Henry Thompson, aged 23, committed suicide by shooting himself through the bead Saturday night, on the farm of Mrs. E. P. Gordon, in Oak Valley, ten miles west of Blacks. Thompson was a young man of exemplary habits, and no cause can be assigned for his rash act. He came from Ohio two years ago. A Brute's Punishment Oakland, Feb. 25.—Adam Schmegner, convicted of various acts of inhumanity toward bis daughters, was sentenced by Judge Ogden today to forty years' impris onment. Schemegner, who is 00 years of age, was charged with frequently making his 3-year-old daughter intoxicated so that she could not stand. Shot and Killed Her Father Charleston, W.Va.. Feb. 25.—Cordelia Hill, a colored child, who shot and killed her father in defense of her mother, last Tuesday, has been acquitted. All she would say was that, she shot her father because she thought ho was killing her mother. The Bering Sea Award Washington Feb. 25.—The Bering sea award proposed to be paid by Secretary Gresham to the British Government was de'eated in the House on a yea-and-nay roll call by a vote of 112 to 143. "NO FRIENDS TO MOURN US" Murderous Work of a Jealous Husband KILLED HIS WIFE AND SELF A Young Lover figures Prominently in the Affair J. A. Phillips, ■ Logger, Return! Home to Slay His Wife, and Then Put a Bullet In Hla Own Brain. Chehalis, Wash., Feb. 25.— J. A.Phillips, a logger about 3 3 years of age, shot and killed his wife Kstella at Centralia about 4 o'clock this afternoon. After writing a note explaining the cause of the tragedy, he blew out his own brains. Both died within an hour. The affair grew out of Phillips' jeal ousy of his wife. Phillips, wdio had been at the logging camp during the week had re turned unexpectedly. Bhorly after his arrival his wife came from town accom panied by a young man named .lap Bowen. She went into the house, leaving liowen at the gate. She had scarcely crossed the threshold before a neigh bor heard shots. When first seen Phillips stood on the doorstep with a revolver pointing at. liowen wiio was running away. Three more shots were heard and the neighbors rushed to the house and broke in the door which was locked. Mrs. Phillips lay gasping in a pool of blood on the floor. She had been shot in the arm and again through the left temple. Phillips was on the bed, holding the revolver in his hand. He had sent a bullet crashing Into his brain. On the table lay a note signed by Phillips which read as follows: "As I cannot live without my wife, I have taken this way to keep her with me. We have no friends to mourn for us, and let this be a lesson to all not to fool with other men's wives. Good-bye to what friends I iiave. Get us into the ground as soon as you can." Phillips' wife had borne a good reputa tion, but it is said she had been drinking in a back rom of a saloon with Boweu be fore going home. She had two children, but these Phillips gave away ten days ago, and on that occasion his wife tried to commit suicide with morphine. The couple were stricken with poverty and the miserable little house in which the tragedy occurred presented a pitiable spectacle when the neighbors broke in. Bowen, who fled when the shooting occurred, went to a logging camp near town, but was brought in by the sheriff late tonight. FITZ AND HIS MANAGER The Australian Champion and Captain Cllori Said to Be at Outs Cleveland, U., Feb. 25.—A local paper prints a story of a quarrel between Pugil ist Fitzsimmons and his manager. Cap tain Glorl, which came near resulting in bloodshed Saturday. The cause was a personal bill of Fitzsimmons' which Glori said should not be paid with the theatrical money. This angered Fitzsimmons and he threatened to wipe the floor with Glori, but a movement as if to draw a revolver put a stop to Fitzsimmons' anger. It is said Fitzsimmons and Glori will separate in a couple of weeks. Fitzsimmons' brother-in-law will then manage the show. A BLOW AT THE BLACKLIST Bill Making it a Hlsdemeanor to Prevent Persons From Getting Employment Carson, Nov., Feb. 23.—A bill was in troduced in the Assembly today mak ing it a misdemeanor to prevent or at tempt to prevent any person from secur ing employment. The bill is especially directed against the Southern Pacific Rail road, which is accused of taking such action aga : nst firmer employees who are on the company's black list. A PARTY GOING TO CHURCH A Freight on the Nickel Plate Road Runs Into a Carriage Two Children Instantly Killed, Two Othera Seriously Injured and the Driver Slightly Hurt Linden 0., Feb. 25.—A freight train on the Nickel Plate road yesterday ran down a two-horse rig carrying a party of people to church, at a road crossing near here. Two persons were killed and two others will likely die as a result of their injuries. The dead are: Miss Alice Hunt, aged 11; Miss Bessie Hunt, aged 16. The injured: Miss Margaret Hess, aged 17, badly hurt internally; Miss Louise Camp, aged 19, leg and arm broken; Wal ter Briggs, driver, slightly injured. THE STRIKERS' TROUBLES Meeting of the Electrical Workers' Committee In New York New York, Feb. 25. —The executive com mittee of the Electrical Workers' Union and the strike committee of the Board of Walking Delegates met last night at the headquarters of the striking electrical workers. Before the conference began Mrs. Josephine Shaw Lowell, of the New York Council of Mediation and Concilia tion, called, but as the executive commit tee had not arrived, she did not wait. Her object was to see Master Workman Hoadley of the Electrical Workers' Union, in the hope of arranging to set tle the strike by arbitration. None of the members of the committee would say what decision had been reached. It was, how ever, currently reported that preparations had been made to order strikes on twenty buildings today. The members of the committee would neither admit nor deny this. Chairman Anslow of the strike committee of the Board of Walking Dele gates, said: "We have adopted the policy of not an nouncing another strike until they are actually ordered." I These twenty strikes would bring about 8000 men, including plasters, carpenters, plumbers, marble workers, painters, tile layers and helpers, elevator constructors and tin and sheet iron workers out. brick layers, who never go out on any sympathetic strikes, will also be made idle through the strikes in the other trades, as has been the case on buildings where strikes are already ordered. The contract ors admit that th (situation is serious. Secretary R. Erdlitz of the Electrical Con tractors' Association said: "The bigger the strike the better it will be, and the sooner over." The men say they are W;und to win. All the granite trades have endorsed the strike, besides the Board of Walking Dele gates . A NOTE FROM WILCOX How a Well Known Planter dot Into Trouble San Francisco, Feb. 25.—P. G. Camari nos, a well known planter of Hawaii and a brother of D. G. Camarinos of this city, is in the list of those to be deported by the fsland Government anil lie will arrive here on the next steamer, from Honolulu. About a month ago his brother wrote him from this city and enclosed in his letter a note of Robert Wilcox, the rebel leader, from his brother-in-law, A. Sabrero. The authorities opened the letter and finding the note ordered Camarinos to leave the islands. A LOVE LORN YOUTH Suicide of a Young and Foolish nan In South Dakota Canton, 8.D., Feb. 25.— G. W. Davics, 27 years committed suicido on the door step of Cle'fk of Court DeLong, by shoot ing himself in the head. Davics has been smitten by the charms of Mr. Delong's daughter, who refused his attentions. On the hotly was found a letter addressed to the girl, avowing bis love and declaring he could not live without her. He was a son of a wealthy farmer living near the city. MINISTER THURSTON TALKS The Fate of Mrs. Dominis, Nowlein and Wifcox Unknown Most of the People Given the Privilege of Leaving the Islands Were Agitators Chicago, Feb. 25.—A special to tho Tri bune from Washington says: "All of the persons who have been given the privi lege of leaving the Hawaiian Islands for the good of the Republic," said Minister Thurston, "have been foremost in stirring up trouble among the Kanakas in the past, and with their withdrawal from Honolulu there will be a marked change in the condition of affairs. Such men as A. P. Peterson, Charles Creighton and A. 11. Red ward i who have been promi nent in politics,have always hail a certain following com posed of the most iawless elements at Honolulu. None of the natives would ever have attempted to create the disturbance directed against the government save that the white men inspired them to do it. They were then left to bear the brunt of the ronsn<|uences of their actions,their alleged leaders keep ing out of danger as much as possible. WhaTTsTaT~be Ttoiio "with- Mrs.- Dominis, Nowlein and Robert Wilcox has not been communicated to me by the home gov ernment as yet, the court martial not having agreed upon the form of sentence to be imposed upon them. Most assured ly, however, something definite will be decided upon before the close of this month, inasmuch as the majority of the prisoners have been tried or permitted to escape this ordeal upon promising to leave Hawaii. If we can get rid of some of the ringleaders of the revolution perma nently there will be little or no trouble in the future, for our people seem disposed to acknowledge the Republic and the complete overthrow of the Royalists. Such is the tenor of communications made to me from public and private sources of information,and affairs are getting quieter and more settled every day. It is likely my next mail pouch from Honolulu will bring the final decree of the coux't in the cases already tried, and until then it will not be known what is to be the fate of the law breakers who have been incarcerated under orders from President Dole and the advisory council." LAWLESSNESS AT LITTLE ROCK A Mass Meeting of Citizens Held to Suppress Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 22. —A mass meeting of citizens was held tonight to take action in relation to the reign of law lessness which has existed in Little Rock for the last two weeks. A vigilance com mittee was organized and a large number of citizens volunteered to respond to a call of the Mayor or Chief of Police when they considered it necessary. From two to four hold-ups have occurred nightly during the past fortnight. A LETTER FROM OUNRAVEN He Will Use His Best Endeavors to Be In Time for the First Race New York, Feb. 25.—At a meeting of the America's cup committee, held today, a letter from Lord Dunraven was rend, saying that the first race is considered by him to be fixed for September 7, and that he will use his best endeavors to get across the ocean to race on that date. Another from George J. Gould said he would bring back the Vigilant so as to have her at the starting line to meet the new Herreshoff boat. ALL QUIET Hopes of a Pea.eful Settlement Continue In Mexico City of Mexico, Feb. 25.—Everything on the Guatemala-Mexico frontier is re ported quiet. Hopes of a peaceful settle ment continue. There is no change in the negotiations. Suicide of an Inebriate Visalia, Feb. 25— Robert Branks, a laborer on the Mooney ranch near Visalia, committed suicide last night, at 10 o'clock by strychnine poisoning. Deceased was a Keeley graduate, who commenced drink ing again recently and became despond ent. He has a sister in Los Gatos. THE KING OF THE CARNIVAL "Rex" Arrives at New Orleans on His Royal Yacht MARCH OF HIS MAJESTY A Royal Welcome Accorded to the Distinguished Visitor Salutes ol Cannon, Steam Whittles and the Waving of Flags dreet the Ruler of the nerry-Makers New Orleans, Feb. 25.—The royal yacht Galveston, High Admiral Clark com manding, bearing his majesty Kex, king of the carnival, and suite, convoyed by the royal flotilla, under the command of his grace I). O. Wood, Duke of Allegheny, his majesty's admiral of the port, arrived this afternoon and were greeted with the booming of cannon, blowing of steam whistles, waving of flags and the shouts of the multitude. His majesty was escorted to Carnival Place by a grand procession, including the King's imperial body guard, the Cleveland Grays, Norfolk Artillery and Lasker Light Guards of Galveston. Thou sands of spectators lined the route of the procession. The weather was clear and warm; mercury at noon TP. Tonight the Krewe of Proteus presented in eighteen magnificent tableaux the legends of Asgard and the gods—the ninths of Scandinavia. The pageant was headed by the tri umphal car bearing Proteus, the king of the merry krewe. After the street parade Proteus and his krewe entertained their guests at the French Opera House by a tableaux and ball, the king selecting Miss Louise E. Wiltz, the beautiful and accomplished daughter of the late ex-Governor Wiltz, &t queen. A FREE SILVER PARTY It Will Be Strong Enough to Launch Next Campaign Washington, Feb. 25.—1t is understood that the leaders in the movement to or ganize a free silver party have received'ad viccs from d ifferent parts of the country that such progress has beer, made as to make them feel confident that they will be able to organize a new party which will command the support of the silver men throughout the country. A plat form has .been agreed upon which plants the whole party on the plank of free sil ver, eliminating all other demands of the Populist platform of 1592. It is impossi ble, however, to obtftin particulars, as all those in attendance upon the conference are pledged to absolute secrecy. It is understood that Ceneral Weaver is the principal mover in this effort to secure the union of the silver forces and the dis solution of the old parties, and it is stated that lie has the co-operation of General A. J. Warner and the sympathy of Representative Bland. CHOYNSKI AT HIS BEST Some Clever Work Pone at an Athletic Entertainment Chicago, Feb, 25.—At an athletic enter tainment this evening, under the auspices of Parson Davies, Joe Choynski sparred three rounds with Jack Douglass, the colored heavyweight. Choynski had clearly the best of it. Tommy Ryan met Shorty Ahem, the colored welterweight of Chicago, in a four round contest, and handled his man in much the same form as Choynski did Douglass. Death of Baron Aberdare London, Feb. 25.—The death of Baron Aberdare (Henry Austin Bruce), at one time Secretary of State for Home Affairs and later Lord President of the Council, is announced. He was 80 years of age. STORY OF A NEWSPAPER A Populist Organ at Santa Cruz Goes Under Affair. In the Little Seaside Resort Flourishing;. The War Against the Liquor Traffic Santa Cruz, CaL, Feb. 25.—Expert Thel ler tiled his report of examination of the hooks of the county officers today. No discrepancies of any kind were found. M. W. Wilkins, editor of the New Charter, resigned Saturday* The paper is a Populist organ established by Wilkins, who made speeches or the party during the campaign. Twenty-five Populists signed a note for $2500 with which to purchase the plant, for which Wilkins gave a mortgage. As the paper did Pot pay, Wilkins resigned and trans ferred the plant to tho | mortgagees. It is said that it will be run on co-operative plans with one of the mortgagees, E. Leedham, incharge. A union meeting held in Congrega tional Church last evening ,at which reso lutions were adopted opposing the passage of the uniform lipuor license law by the Legislature and in favor of retaining and strengthening all the laws bearing on local option. The constitutional amendment favoring a heavy state tax on saloons, but retaining for all counties and municipali ties the right to say what additional local tax shall be levied on them, or whether or not saloons shall exist in a community was heartily approved. The resolutions were ordered sent to Senator Burke and Assemblyman Osborn. Will Re-open the Track St. Lous, Mo., Feb. 25.—The East St. Louis Jockey Club today decided to reopen Its track and run daily commencing next Saturday. No license from the Turf Con gress will be asked for at present, but as the track may apply for one later, no out lawed horses, owners or jockeys will be allowed to participate. In deciding to run every day and barr ing the Madison horses, owners and jockeys, the East St. Louis people will THE HERALD AIMS TO BE IN ALL RESPECTS A NEWSPAPER PRICE FIVE CENTS clash with the Madison track and this will bring about anotl.tr rare track war. Captain Sinclair will preside at the Kast St. Louis truck with J. W. Brooks hand ii ng the ting. THE STORY OF WEI-HA!-WE I A British Warship Returns From the Scent ol the Engagement Shanghai. Feb. 35.—The British warship Alacrity arrived from Wei-Hai-Wei, and reports that the Japanese destroyed all the land forts at that place except those on the island of Liv Kang Tao. Yokohama, Feb. 25. —Dispatches from the commander of the Japanese forces at Hai Cheng say 17,000 Chinese, supported by twenty guns, recently attacked the Japanese troops at that place, but re treated after the Chinese armory had been silenced by the fire of the Japanese bat teries. London, Feb. 25.—A dispatch to the Times from Tier! Tain says that Rev. Gil bert Held, of the Board of Foreign Mis sions of the Presbyterian Church of the United States, has privately interviewed members of the Grand Council at Pekin, all of whom expressed themselves strongly desirous of peace witli Japan. The audi ence tho Viceroy had with the Emperor of China is reported satisfactory. The Pekin Government has not taken any decision regarding reorganization of the army, owing to the obstructive tactics of Chinese officials. Colonel yon llannekin haa inti mated he has definitely withdrawn from the task of reorganizing the Chinese troops, because preliminary conditions were not complied with and because ad visers of the empire have failed to grasp the true causes of the military collapse of the Chinese empire. A dispatch from Tien Tsin says: It ia reported that tho Japanese have advanced from Hai Chang and that lighting has oc curred around Tien Chwang Tai. Rumors are current of trouble in the foreign set tlement at New Chwang. The families of missionaries now in Tien Tsin report that the authorities are anxious to protect them. HARRY I. THORNTON DEAD The Well-known Pioneer Passes Away at Fresno _ He Was Promfnent as an Attorney and Throughout the Pacific Coast States Fresno, Cal., Feb. 2o.—Colonel Harry I. Thornton, the wall-known attorney of San Francisco, and a pioneer of this state, died at the Grand Central Hotel in this city at 8:30 o'clock this evening. It was a matter 01 familiar knowledge to the friends of the Colonal that his health has been failing for years, but the end came comparatively sudden. Wright's disease was but one of the maladies from which he suffered, but on Saturday an acute congestion of the lungs developed itself and Dr. Maupih, the local medical attendant, advised tho relatives that the patient was in a very serious condition. Dr. Parsons of San Francisco came down on a special train, but could only confirm the physician's worst fears. City Attor ney Cress well of San Francisco and the sisters and sisters-in law of Colonel Thorn ton were present at tho death. Mr. Cress well is a nephew of the deceased. The remains will be sent to San Fran " cisco oh the 3 o'clock train tomorrow morn ing. The deceased owned a farm of 400 acres ten miles north of Fresno. He had a number of thoroughbreds and trotters at Bakersfield. js For several years he was attorney for the Scotch syndicate interested in La guna dv Tache, on Kings River, and at the time of his death was president of the Fresno Canal and Irrigation Company. At noon today Colonel Thornton regained consciousness and dictated letters to his friends, saying that he was dying and bidding them good bye. At 8:20 p. m. he again became unconscious, and ten minutes laterjbreathed his last. He was in the Confederate army and surrendered with Lee at Appomattox. EX-PRIEST SLATTERY AGAIN This Time the Lecturer Causes froublo In Ueorgia Savannah, Ga., Feb. 25.—This afternoon a comittee of twelve leading members of the aAncient Order of Hibernians waited on Mayor Meyers and presented a petition signed by about live hundred members of that order and other Catholics. The peti tion stated that it had been learned that ex-Priest Slattery and his wife, who is an ex-nun would lecture here tomorrow night on Catholicism, and that the sign ers were satisfied that if they were allowed to speak trouble and riot wotdd prevail, in the Interest of peace and order they appealed to him not to allow them to lecture. Mayor Meyers, in reply pre sented the committee from the Hi liernians with a written opinion from City Attor ney Adams, who held that there is no state statute or city ordinance which would uphold an order by the Mayor pre. venting the lecture. No breach of peace can ensue, said the Mayor, if they wiio will be offended by the Slattery remarks stay away. NIGHT SESSIONS NOW The Senate Will Put In Extra Time Thla Week Washington, Feb. -There is no longer any doubt that the Senate will hold night sessions regularly from this time until linal adjournment. In giving notice of his intention of an evening ses.-ion today, i Mr. Cockroll said be would ask the Senate to sit until 10 or U o'clock for the con sideration of the Sundry Civil Appropria tion bill and no other bill. Tomorrow night is to be devoted to unobjected bills on the calendar and tho remaining nights to the appropriation bills until they shall I be disposed of. Actign Suspended Washington, Feb. 2o.—Representative Caminctti of California has report? I to the House from the public land commit-* tee a concurrent resolution suspending the aetlotr of all claims tiled by the land grant railroads /or lands in California un til January 1. ISStt A similar resolution has been rej>ot.tstl ti> tire Senate. The Secretary of the Interior cordially ap proves It. The object is to permit suita ble action by Congress concerning <iit. lands affected.