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Congress Trying to Make Up
for Wasted Time
A Full Session Passed in Discussing
Them in the Senate
Hard Work Dons In the House, but
Long Sessions Are Evidently Not
Popular With Members
Washington, Feb. 85.—The Senate is
now working day and night on tlie appro
priation bills in order to complete them
before the session closes. The sundry
civil appropriation bill was considered
with little interruption ordelay from 11 a. I
ni. to C>:'V) p. ni., and again at a night scs- j
eion. The item of : r U."> , >.ooo for purchasing j
the historic property of the late James G. i
Blame in order to prevent its use for
other purposes, occasioned a sharp debate
but was finally agreed to.
Other Senate amendments agreed to
during the day include the temporary
Federal building At Chicago, $JtM.t)'iu; hc
gining the new Government building at
Chicago. $400,001).
The general deficiency Mil, th:* last of
the regular appropriation bills, pass d
the House. Almost the entire day was
spent in discussing the amendment to
pay threat. Britain 1425,000, the amount of
damages agreed upon by Secretary Grcs
ham and Sir Julian I'auucefote, to be due
that country under the award of the Paris
arbitration tribunal on account of the
seizure of tome twenty sealers by the
Vnited States previous to the modus Vi
vendi of 1892. The same amendment
was strongly attacked by Messrs. Cannon
of Illinois, Henderson of lowa and Hitt
of llinois on the ground that the amount
was unreasonably large; that some
vessels were owned by citizens of the
Vnited States ami 000 was or construc
tive or speculative damages (the estimat
ed catch.) Only 981,000, they contended
was due Great Britain, Messrs. KrecKen
ridge and M< t'reary of Kentucky and
Hooker of Mississippi and Dingley of
Maine supported the amendment, main
lining that the Government, no matter
how bad the bargain, must carry out the
awards of the Paris tribunal in good faith.
Mr. Dingley declared that it was prefer
able to (paying this |4S5;000 than leave
the assessment of damages to an umpire
appointed by a foreign power. The
amendment carried in committee, but
was defeated in the House, 112 to 143.
Some excitement as caused by the at
tempt to strike out in the House the ap
propriation for an extra month's salary
for the employes of the Hou<c and Senate
and the clerks of members, but it fall d
and the amendment prevailed, 143 to 10S.
Motions to reconsider aud recommit were
voted down as promptly as offered until
the opposition dwindled to a point where
it. could not get the ayes and nays. It
then surrendered and the bill was passed.
A Long Day Put in With Talk About
Washington, Feb. 25.—An arrangement
for dispensing with the reading of the
Senate journal and the crowding of all
the usual business aside for the appro
priation bills today was a surprise to all
but a few Senators who were in their scat*
when the order was made. The pro
gramme was arranged on the Democratic
side by Senator Cockrcil ami on the ile
puhlicau side by Senator Tlau.
There were nut trve-r--twenty Senator*
present, and the Senate plunged imme
diately into the appropriation bills and
was well under way when the Senators
arrived who might have other business
to present in the morning hour.
The Sundry Civil bill wan taken up.
The item for the examination of a sub-soil
lot for the new public buildfing at San
Francisco was changed making it manda
tory on the Secretary of War to have two
or more Army engineers conduct the in
Perkins of California spoke incidentally
of the needlessness of an Investigation by
those more versed in politics thati in
■dentine engineering and desirous of
taking a pleasure trip to the coast. The
appropriation of $".">, i inn foru. public build
ing at Annapolis Maryland, was struck
out. There had been some, indirect criti
cisms as to the clause including Annapo
lis with Cheyenne. BoiM City and
Helena, and Gorman created surprise hy
personal request to ondit Annapolis.
Wilson of Washington secured *JO,UUO for
a public building at Olymiiiu.
White proposed a substitute providing
for the condemnation of tlie Blame prop
erty, instead of the purcluasing.
Hale urged the infustiOS of such action
against Mrs. Blame. The substitute was
defeated, 23 to 22.
The committee amendment for the pur
chase of the Blame property was then
agreed to, yeas 31, nays !!5.
The Sundry Civil bill mas then proceeded
with. At 5:31 p. m. the Senate held an
executive session, and then took a recess
until 8 o'clock
The Night Session
The night session of Uie Senate was at
tended hy about twenty Senators but as
the question of a quorum was not raised
work proceeded on the Sundry Civil ap
propriation bill. The appropriation of the
chief officials of the coast and Geodetic
Survey caused much defcate.
The House had reduncd the number of
bureau assistants frorm forty-two to
thirty-four. The Senate Committee re
stored the original number.
McLaurin of Mississitppi read a letter
from the Superintendent of Coast and
Geodetic Survey sayingthe reduction was
desirable and if not-made tho extra ses
sion men would become pensioners.
CockreU declared that Superintendent
Driffield of the bureau had proposed the
reduction with all the enthusiasm of an
officer anxious to inaugurate reform and
he knew the needs of tie office.
Mr. A4lison said Superintendent Dut-
Beld was attempting to override his
superior, SecrWary C4fTfslej who had esti
mated for the full corps ot the bureau.
The Senator said there sra.s some eeoiet
i, : story as to the way this, reduction
was recommended Without ©»6 knowk
edge ot the Secretary of (the Treas
ury. The entargeftertafj ©f fertry*two, as
recommended by th* oommUtee, was
agreed to.
Committee emenflmantswerg.egr.sertto
o ppropriatkoo; BttlNae£e>sXnM Ofwther
heirs otet^jr^rh»)Jt^d^rA«^^gord
trie lighting plant for the Capitol, also
the amendment increasing the appropria
tion for surveying the public lands within
the limits of railroad land grants and
umcuditig the law on the subject.
Mr. Cockrell offered an amendment,
which was agreed to, appropriating
000 for completing the statue of -General
William T. Sherman.
The Committee amendments of the bill
were approved until the VuncludTng feat-
ures were reached; tirst, concerning gov
ernment printing ottice, and second, con
cerning the important financial plau for
an issue of ipdou, 000, OUO of certiiicatea of
These were reserved until tomorrow.
Then, at t0.66, the Senate adjourned.
Argument en the Bill to Pay the Bering
Sea Award
Washington, Feb. 2."-.- In the House to
day the amendment to pay Great Britain
9425,000, the amount of the awards made
by the Paris Bering Sea tribunal against
the United States, precipitated quite a
long debute.
Mr. Hreekenridge of Kentucky, in charge
of tho bill, explained the details of the
J'aris arbitration and the decision against
the justice and the legality of the United
States seizures made in the Bering Sea.
Great Britain, through Sir Julian I'auncc
fote, bad demanded 9600,000 and Secretary
GrrSflthun had agreed to The
Government in fairness should accept the
judgment and pay tiie danuigts.
Mr. Gann<6n of Illinois said the fatal de
fect in the jugdment of the Paris tribunal
was the fact that the citizenship of the
claimants bad never been passed upon.
He called attention moreover to the fact
that under the modus vivendi agreed to in
1899 by Sir Charles Kusseil, representing
the British Government, and K. .1. Phelps
; representing the Touted States, all claims
for speculative damages had been solemnly
waived. In the Geneva award all claims
for speculative or constructive damages
(amounting to hundreds of millions) had
been ruled out on the ground that they de
pend on contingencies tCO uncertain.
What made sauce for the goose made
sauce for the gander. Why should we
DO« pay these claims? Some $2">?<,000 of
the present award was purely speculative
damages. Besides he had reason to be
lieve that several of the owners of vessels
were American citizens and not British
subjects. At most but $2*,oiHl could be
claimed. When Secretary Gresham offer
ed Sir Julian the British Govcrn
mernt, ho paid, jumped at it like a bass
at a fly. He would never vote to carry
out the agreement made by Secretary
Mr. Henderson, Representaitve from
lowa, analyzed .the statement of Bx-Secte
tary Foster to the effect that 981,000 repre
sented the maximum damage that could
justly be assessed agaiu. t the Cnited
States and ten of the vessels seized were
owned in whole or in part by Americans
and were therefore excluded.
Mr. McCreary, Democrat, of Kentucky,
chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commit
tee, favored the appropriation on the
ground that the United States must do
one of two things, pay this $12"i,0fX) or
submit the question of assessment of
damages to a commission. If the latter
course was followed, it would cost the
Government twice $425,000 before the
matter was settled.
Mr. Hitt attacked the amendment vigor
ously. Of the $542,'K«i claimed, positive
testimony showed that .s:Uio.u(m was owned
by ( itizens of the Tinted States. Boska
wiz, he claimed, owned almost alt the
fleet and had sent it out to Bering sea
to lay the foundation of a scoundrely and
fraudulent claim. It looked to him, Mr.
Jlitt said, as if th' 1 state Department were
making a desperate struggle to maintain
the parity between claims ami payments.
Mr. Breckenridge closed with a declara
tion that the Paris arbitration was an un
fortunate chapter in our diplomacy and
4ts-resnlt a-oomploto fiasco. Vet we must
keep our faith and pay the award.
Mr. Cannon demanded a rol! call on the
amendment to pay the Bering Sea award
anil it was lost—l 22 to 143.
The amendment to pay the employes of
the House and Senate and the individual
clerks to members an extra month's
salary, carried—l 43 to 108.
Mr. Henderson, Democrat, N. C, pre
sented the conference report on the Post
ofhee bill. The only point in dispute he
tween the two Houses w T as the Senate
amendment to require railway clerks here
after to be appointed to reside at one of
the terminals of the rotites to which they
were assigned.
Without act ion the House at 5:10 ad
journed until 11 o'clock tomorrow.
The Seizing of Them Sanctioned by the
Washington, Feb. 25.—The Senate, in
executive session, continued the tollowing
William C. Cranton of West Virginia to
be secretary of the Vnited States legation
in Brazil; also the following United
States consuls:
Fred Ellison of Indiana at Belize, British
Honduras; Samuel W. Thome of Pennsyl
vania at Ascension, Paraguay; also
Charles J. Kress to ho postmaster at
Lewiston, Idaho.
Work on the Mexican International
Line Stopped
The Order Came From the Southern Pacific
.Magnate Because He Can Not
(let It All
Monclovia, Mexico, Feb. 25.—Tim work
of constructing branch lines of the Mexican
International railroad, from this place to
Sierra Mojada, and from Itenta to Monte
rey, has been suspended, and it is an
nounced that the order has come from
President 0. P. Huntington not to con
struct the branches at the present time.
It is said President Huntington and his
associates have been trying to get control
of or to purchase or lease the Monterey
and Mexican and Gulf railroad, which is
one of the most profitable railroad proper
ties in Mexico, and it is hinted that tho
building of the expensive proposed joint
lines of the Mexican International was an
attempt to bluff the owners of the Monte
rey ond Mexican Gulf into making a deal.
The proposed branches would be compe
ting lines against the Gulf (.'oast.
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required. It is guaranteed to give perfect sat
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Secretary Carlisle Suggests
Them to the Committee
Ambiguity in Names of Articles to Be
A Paragraph is Amended so aa to Include
Fresh Pish In the Free List-Other
Proposed Amendments.
Washington, Fob. 2>.— Secretary Car
lisle has sent to Senator Voorhees, as
chairman of the Committc on Finance, a
memorandum suggesting changes in the
tariff act which are, tho Secretary says,
"designed to make more clear the inten
tion of Congress, and t!> lessen the
chances of litigation hy removing the
ambiguity now existing in the various
paragraphs enumerated."
Must of these suggestions originated
with General Appraiser Shni'retts. The
paragraph* sought to ho amended are:
11, -is, 7;:. 18, 80, 124, 2to. 217, 2*B, 248,
234 1-2, MS, lh.->, l' in, 'JUS. 27H. 80*, 321,328,
■its, ;;t>i, 401, 4.11, 44:t, 4H7, 481, 542, 585.
Paragraph 41 relates to varnishes, and
is so constructed as to make it appear
that Japan varnish is sometimes known
as gold, which is not the case. The cor
rection provides for their separation, l)ut
leaves the duty as lixed in the act, at 25
percent ad valorem. In the act, as it
stands, there is a misplaced comma be
tween the words spirits and varnishes,
which it is proposed to strike out.
The change in the 48th paragraph
adds the word '"artists" before "colors itt
tubes," so as to provide a duty of 25 per
cent ad valorem.
The amendment suggested to paragraph
76 adds the word "vitrified," so as to make
it read "brick" not glazed vitrified, etc.,
25 per cent.
Paragraph 83 relates to bottles.
Lenses, wholly or parts, manufactured,
are especially excepted from the operation
of paragraph !)8 relating to spectacles,
isinglass, etc.. which pay 40 per cent ad
Paragraph 121 relates to wire.
Fresh salmon are added to paragraph2lo
fixing a duty of 1-2 cent per pound on
Paragraph 217 is changed to road "plums,
prunes, ligs, raisins, dried grapes and
Zante currants."
Paragraph 'JIM so as to provide for levy
ing prescribed duty of 30 per cent when
sweetmeats and fruits are imported pre
served in spirits as well as in sugar, to
which the operations of the act are lim
Paragraph 2'M 1-2 is amended so as to
add: Provide for the eolleetion of duty
of lit per cent ad valorem when orchids
and other plants are imported chiefly for
forcing under glass for flowers, the word
"chiefly" not appearing in the present
Paragraph 21* relates to bottles in which
ale is imported.
Paragraph lit" relates to flax, and 2litj to
hemp, as does paragraph 2(iK.
Paragraph 276, relating to laces, edgings,
etc., is amended so as to include em
broidered wearing apparel and textile
fabrics at 50 per cent ad valorem.
Paragraph 308 relates to lithographic
prints, and ,'l-H to toys.
Paragraph 361 relates to umbrella
Paragraph 401 amends the free list so as
to read, "Birds and wild land or other
fowd, detid or alive," and 431 so as to not
include strings for musical instruments.
Paragraph 403 relates to "coal tar and
its products."
Paragraph 838 is amended so as to re
lieve the present act from possible con
struction of diamonds on the free list.
Paragraph 481 is amended to include in
the free list "fresh water lish, frozen or
packed in ice, and other fresh fish not
otherwise herein provided for."
The Finance Committee will tomorrow
consider these suggestions.
The National Baseball League Makes
Rule Changes
Player* Leaving a Position in the Field Will
Be Fined—Umpires Are to Be
New York, Feb. 25* —The rules commit
tee of the National Baseball league met in
this city today. The committee made nu
merou: changes which will be voted upon
hy the league at its meeting on Wednes
day. It recommends, among other
changes, that the pitcher's plate be en
larged; placed restrictions upon noisy
coaching; gave to the umpire greater
powerof disciplining kickers, and ( hanged
the wording of many rules, some of
which were heretofore vague and ambigu
Among the changes recommended are:
Utile 56"—The committee recommends
that the constitution be amended to pen
alize this rule as follows: "Any player
other than the captain leaving his posi
tion in the field or leaving the bench to
question the decision of the umpire shall
he fined $10 for the first offense and for
the second offense shall be removed from
the game and shall he required
to leave the gnme forthwith!
Another important change is one which
constitutes a foul ball. Hereafter any ball
that goes on the fouled ground between
the lines of bases is to be considered foul
Whether it is batted directly to the ground
or into the air.
The foul tip was sat upon as follows:
A ball tipped by the batsman and
caught by the catcher within the ten-foot
line is a strike.
Burned at a riasked Ball
Chicago, Feb. 35.-*-Mrs. John Rcaiitf
gard, SB years old. of No. Wirt Dearborn
street, will probably die as n result of
burns received while attending a masked
ball at the South Bide Turner Mall. Her
costume was accidentally ignited by one
of the maskers who was impersonating
Mephistojtheles. She, was enveloped in
flames in an instant, ami before the
Mantes were extinguished alie was terribly
burned about her face, hands and upper
part of llic body*
Wall p«per &c, 7JSO per roll, &SH 6. Spriuj
Impressive Obsequies Over the
Distinguished Dead
Many Statesmen and Representative
People Were Present
A Touching Incident In the Services—Crowds
Flock to the Church-Old Abolition
Song Sung
Washington, Fob. 25.— The remains of
Frederick Douglass were conveyed early
this morning to the Metropolitan A. M. F.
( hutch, there to lie in state till the fu
neral this afternoon. At Douglass' late
residence brief services wore conducted
hy tlev. If ugh T. Stevenson. Among the
Moral pieces sent to tho church was a
beautiful design prepared at the instance
of the Haytien government. While the
colored people predominated in the
crowds that, viewed the remains, there
were hundreds of white people, The
Church was crowded during the services.
Tho Rev, Dr. Alexander Crura well, Bishop
Weyman, iter. Dr. Jenifer, Rev. H. T.
Stevenson, Dr. .1. E. Rankin, John Hutch
inson, Susan B. Anthony, Mrs. May
Wright Sewall and Rev. Anna Shaw took
part in the services.
As the time for tho services approached,
the crowd in the street increased to such
proportions that passage was almost Im
possible, anil early the church was well
tilled with those admitted by special card,
general admission being denied until alter
tho beginning of the services.
The body, resting in a plain but mass
ive oak casket, was placed in front of the
altar, guarded by an officer in uniform
from General Russell Alger military com
pany No. 25. A simple bunch of lilacs
decorated the casket, but at the altar and
pulpit was banked a wonderful profusion
of (lowers, made in appropriate designs.
Tho services wore somewhat, delayed, and
it was 2:15 o'clock when the procession
Bled into tho church. Among tho guests
of special honor were Justice Harlan of
the Supreme Court, Senators Sherman
and Hoar and a number of the members
of the House of Representatives, There
was also a large delegation from the Wom
an's Council. The faculty of Howard
University attended in a body.
At 3:16 the funeral procession entered
the main body of the church, headed by
the family of the deceased, followed by
the honorary pall bearers and Immediate
friends. The singing of Nearer My (lod
to Thee by the choir of the church was
followed hy prayer hy the Hey. Alexander
Cromwell. 1). It., of St. Luke's Episcopal
church. In Thy Cleft of Rock of Ages was
then rendered hy the choir, followed by
the reading of the ninetieth Psalm by
Bishop A. YV. Wayman, D. D. The fu
neral sermon was then delivered by Rev.
Dr. J. T. Jenifer, of the Metropolitan
Speaking as the long-time pastor of Mr.
Douglass,Dr. Jenifer aaid: "Mr. Douglass
was a Christian. lie broke with the
American Church and with the American
Christian dogma, and when lie saw that it
sanctioned and sustained the enslavement
of a brother he held Christ to be above
creed and above the church. In this ter
rilie soul conflict he blundered into be
wilderment, hut his deliverance came and
he has spoken to me of the joy of his soul
in God."
Tributes to the memory of the dead
were then paid by Rev. T. H. Stevenson
of the Anacosta Baptist Church and Dr.
.J.. J5« Rankin, professor of Howard Phi
John Hutchinson of Boston, an old
friend of Mr. Douglass, sang a hymn by
the special request, of Mrs. Douglass, and
and was followed by Clement Hentjens,
Minister to this country from Hayti. He
marks followed from Susan B. Anthony,
who also read a letter from Elizabeth
Cady Stanton. Remarks were also offered
by Rev. W. D. Derrick of New York.
A touching incident of the service was
the tribute paid to Mr. Douglass by John
Hutchinson of Boston, who, himself an
extremely aged man, with snow-white
beard and long, white locks reaching
down on his shoulders, is said to be the
last of the well-known Hutchinson family
with whom Douglass was associated in
the slavery days.
The old man had come all the way
from Boston to be present at the
funeral and sing an old abolition
song, which by Douglass side he had
inspired many an audience in New Eng
land and abroad against the evil of slav
ery. He made a few reminiscent remarks
and then sang a song, at the conclusion of
which there were few dry eyes in the au
The benediction was pronounced by
Bishop Williams of the Colored Methodist
Church in South Carolina.
Instead of dimishing, the crowd, which
gathered around the front of the street
and in the street had increased during the
services so it wus almost impossible for
the funeral procession to make its way
through to the carriage outside.
The services were extremely long and
it was after 5 o'clock when they were con
cluded. The body was escorted to the
depot by the colored letter carriers of the
district as well as by a large number of
friends of the deceased and his family.
The remains were put aboard the 8:80
train for Rochester.
The Express Company Loses
Columbus, ()., Feb. '2.',. — Last year the
Adams, United States and American Kx
preßS companies, under the Ohio law, re
fused to pay the excise tax of 2 per cent
on their gross receipts in the ..state. The
state has therefore brought suit. Their
motions to quash set up that they were or
ganized under the law as partnership and
nut. being corporations were not liable to
the tax. .lodge Pugh this morning over
ruled the motion and the case will now be
heard on its merits.
In Favor of the Letter Carriers
Washington, Feb. 2- r >. —The Court, of
Claims today announced judgment in
favor of 150 letter carriers of New York,
Boston, Detroit and Memphis, for service
rendered in excess of H hours a day.
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Will oonvlnco you that it has wondet ful cura
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lUngs, Hitch bottle is guaranteed to do all that
is claimed, or money will he refunded, 'trial
bottles free at C, K. Ilclnzemnii's drug store,
'222 N. .Main street. Large bottles "jUc Hint $1.
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World's Fair Highest Award.
Harry Charges Miss Ging's
Murder to Him
An Interesting Story Developed by
the Testimony
The Accused Was Very Earnest in His
Accusations and Told of the Past
Crimes of His Younger Brother
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 25.—1t was
somewhat of a surprise to Mr. Xye when
Mr. Fiwin turned the prisoner over a
short time before the court adjourned this
evening. He had expected that the ox
aminatfOtl would take at least today, anil
was hardly prepared to go into the exam
ination. He therefore contented himself
with going over in minor matters that he
might begin in Barn est tomorrow morning.
The day was extremely interesting one,
being tilled with the troubles between
the witness and his brother Adrv who, he
(aid, had proposed ail the bloody details
of the murder. Harry explained that
he had been so shocked at his broth
er's depravity that he had resolved to
sound many other people to sec if
they had such wonderful conscien
ces. Thus it was that lie has questioned
Waterman, the liackman, and even 1,. M.
Stewart, and lie dated the state to put
Stewart on the stand. Instead of having
threatened to kill his brother with a knitc,
Adry, he said, had threatened to rip his
entrails out: had threatened to kill his
father and had often stated that lie was mi
devoid of conscience that he could kill his
father easily and not be troubled about it
The narrative was resumed hy Har
ry Hayward this morning at the
point where he returned to Ozark
after the theater and heard of
Miss (ling's death. "I thought of all
our relations, " h.e said, "and how I lent
her money. I remembered she often asked
me to lend her my revolver, and as I
thought the matter over I became con
vinced she had been murdered. I don't
know what I said to people there or at the
police station. I was very much excited."
lie and Adry were arrested and put in a
cell together. Adry seemed much down in
the mouth and Harry said to him: "We
are not guilty; what's the use of feeling
this way." But Adry was dispirited and
finally Harry said: "Adry, what is this?
You held her up once; diil you have any
thing to do with this?" Adry was silent
and refused to talk any more. After that
there was no further conversation between
them. This evidence caused a Hotter of
excitement, as it brought in tho story
which on Thursday had boon ruled out by
the Court, to the effect that Adrv was the
highwayman who last April robbed llarrv,
Miss Ging and Miss Vodder while riding.
Adry, it is understood, attempted to dis
prove the story with an alibi.
Not, much more of interest developed
during the remainder of tho examina
tion, and Mr. Erwin turned the witness
over to the state late in the afternoon.
Mr. Xye, in cross-examination, made
Harry go over his relations with Miss
(ling and had Harry repeat his wander
ings the night of her murder.
Tho state's attorney kept asking all
sorts of questions, evidently with a view
of laying the foundation for impeachment
of the direct testimony. It is understood
that several points were made.
Trial of Max Graver, (be Insurance
Witnesses Tell ol How Fires Were
Started in Many Places That
Jeopardized Lives
New York, Feb. Si.—The trial of Mat
M. Graver, the tire insurance adjuster,
alleged to be the leader of a band of fire
bugs, was continued today in the Court of
General Sessions.
Simon Rosenbaum was again placed on
the stand. He denied that he started
a fire in Lynn and then admitted that
he was out when the tire referred to was
started and had his hands burned at the
time. He claimed that, the gang of tire
hugs tried to burn him. He knew that a
man named Max (j. Luckman started n
lire in Walker street. He got 130 for his
work. Witness then told of a series of
tires that he had started or helped to
start. Some of the houses were tenemnts,
full of women and children. He .recount
ed live tires, whose origin could be laid at
his door. Some of the tires he had set for
others and was paid for the work; others
he had set because he lived in the house
and had his effects heavily Insured. Law
yer Friend, counsel for the defense,
worked hard to shake the damaging evi
dence, but did not do so in important
particulars. The witne.-s related how he
had signed a contract with the elder
Graver in the presence of witnesses, en
gaging him to obtain a man to burn his
store in a building where lived six fami
lies. The case will be continued tomor
, row.
A Big Massmecting to Urge Legislative
San Francisco. Feb. 25. — Metropolitan
Temple was packed with people tonight
at the mass meeting to promote the
passage of the Legislative bill for a com
mission to investigate the official corrup
tion and other wrongs existing in San
Francisco. After several vigorous speeches
by prominent citizens, a telegram was
ordered sent to Assemblyman Brusle,
chairman of the ways and means commit
tee, voicing the petition of 8000 citizens
for the favorable report of the bill.
Suprisc in San Francisca
San Francisco, Feb. 2').—The Santa Pc
cut of |3.50 on each ticket from Los An
geles to Chicago surprised the Southern
Pacific Officials, Who say they will not
meet the cut. tit present, but will refer the
matter to the committee recently organ
ised and which meets in Chicago on Wed
nesday. The Santa Ft 1 cut is attributed
to the action of the brokers who have
been giving a commission equal to the
cut on tickets over several lines. Rather
than pay this commission the Santa Fc
resolved to meet it with tt cut.
Queen Anne detested lite stiull of roses ;
anil became sick when they were ill the
room. I
Lively Battle Between Officers
and Thieves
Several Persons Shot and Much Powder
Spirited Fight in the Town of Council Bluffs,
The Pockets of the Prisoners
Disclose Plunder
Omaha, Nob. Feb. 25.—A Council
Bluffs, lowa, special to the Bee. says: A
spirited light between hank robbers and
the local authorities occurred late this
afternoon, in which several persons were
shot and much powder hunted. Officers
had been notified to watch for the men
who this morning robbed the Griswnld,
lowa, bank. Jusi at dusk, as one of the
officers was patroUng bia heat, he noticed
a man silting in (he office of the Kiel
Hotel who answered the description tele
graphed from Gtiawold.
Deputy Sheriff O'Brien was notified and
he concluded t hat he was one of the men
wanted and called to his assistance Dep
uty Sheriff Hunker and in company with
Officers Peterson and Ware, the party en
tered the office ami invited Iho suspected
man to jail. As the five men left the hotel
two other hotel guests arose and followed,
keeping several yards behind. Just as
they reached the steps of the Court House
O'Brien dropped behind, telling his
prisoner to walk in front. As he did this
the two men who had been following the
party commenced firing at the officers.
Pulling their guns, the officers returned
the tire, the prisoner and the two strang
ers separating from the officers and shoot
ing as they ran. F\>r some minutes the
fusillade w*a kept Up, citizens and other,
officers joining in the battle, which had
become general all along the line, until
the desperadoes were overcome and two
of tlirin placed under arrest and taken to
jail' where they gave their names as John
Riley and James Wilson.
As soon as they were secured behind
the bars the officers started to look for the
wounded, and in the search they discov
ered O'Brien, severely wounded, a ball
having struck him in the abdomen, enter
ing the body and lodging near the spine.
Riley was hit in the groin, the ball pen
etrating two inches. The third man
escaped and fled toward the river, pursued
by a posse of citizens, hut he menaced to
elude them. It is thought that he ia now
in Omaha and the police of that city have
been notified to be on the lookout for the
In searching the men at the jail their
pockets yielded a large number of pnstage
stamps and a quantity of small change,
which fact convinces the officers that the
two prisoners now under arrest are mem
bers of the gang that lobbed the Griswokl
hank. While the shooting was going on
Motorraan Seniles, met with a peculiar
accident. His train was In the vicinity
of the battle, and as he was about
to seek the seclusion of the in
side of his car a bullet struck a brick
building near hy ami glancing, flew back
and struck hini between the eyes, cutting
the flesh to the hone.
At the jail the men who were under ar
rest refused to talk on the subject of the
robbery. They say that they are farm
hands. In regard to the shooting, they
state that they were scared and did not
know that the men with whom they were
fighting were officers, and that they shot
as they supposed to defend their lives.
Collapse of"! Cage tanks Seven Hundred nee
in a Shaft—Attempt at Rescue
London, Feb. 2t>.—Great anxiety pre
vails at Normanton owing to a peculiar
accident that has happened at the White
wood colliery. Seven hundred miners
have been imprisoned in the pit by a Col
lapse of the cage in which the men were
descending* The shaft is so badly dan •
aged that it is impossible to use tbecagOS,
A carpenter while repairing the shaft
slipped and fell to the bottom, killing
Great crowds wore waiting around the
pit head at midnight, awaiting news from
the imprisoned miners. At that hour the
mine officials, decided to attempt to rescue
the men by way of another shaft.
A Turf Congress Ruling
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 25.—President C.
C. Mafrtt, of the Western Turf Congress,
annonucea that the congress, which has
been voting by telegraph upon the ques
tion, has refused to issue a license to the
Alexander Island track.
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