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The Work of Greenhorn Train
Robbers in Arizona
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
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.
Anthony Azoff, Who Killed the Detective,
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.
What it Cost for a Victory in Interior
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.
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.
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.
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.
| Ghostly Discovery Made by Little Children In
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Murderous Work of a Jealous
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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 .
How a Well Known Planter dot Into
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
Suicide of a Young and Foolish nan In South
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
The Fate of Mrs. Dominis, Nowlein and
Wifcox Unknown
Most of the People Given the Privilege of
Leaving the Islands Were
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."
A Mass Meeting of Citizens Held to
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.
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.
Hopes of a Pea.eful Settlement Continue In
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.
"Rex" Arrives at New Orleans
on His Royal Yacht
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
It Will Be Strong Enough to Launch Next
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.
Some Clever Work Pone at an Athletic
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
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.
A Populist Organ at Santa Cruz Goes
Affair. In the Little Seaside Resort Flourishing;.
The War Against the Liquor
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
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.
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
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
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.
This Time the Lecturer Causes froublo In
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.
The Senate Will Put In Extra Time Thla
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.

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