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The Steamship Corona Has a
Narrow Escape
The Lone Wharf Raked Fore and Aft
by a Coaster
Cornices on the Wharf Building Torn Away
and the Smoke Stack of a Stationary
Engine Taken Off
Santa Monica, March 6.—The steamship
Corona nearly cut the famous long wharf
in two this morning. The vessel came in
on the early tide and as the lines were
thrown out a swell caught her und threw
her up against the wharf.
An overhanging anchor on the ship
caught tbe piling and the deck rail of the
steamer was torn off.
The steamer then rebounded and shot
ahead, raking the pier for upwards of 1300
feet und carrying away in its wild career
the cornice of the wharf building and the
smoke-stack from the stationary engine on
the pier.
The steamer was not badly damaged,
but she had a narrow escape.
Haw Charles Helberger Clot Rid of a
Weary Life
San Francisco, March 6.—Charles Hel
berger, a young German, committed sui
cide in Golden Gate Park, making doubly
■ure by Hrst swallowing the contents of a
bottle of morphine and then perforating
his heart with a bullet. On bis person
was found a letter, of which the following
is a translation:
"Many persons in this world are un
lucky. Everything they take hold of
with all good will goes against them. To
that class I belong. I have a right to call
myself lucky because I am educated, but
still the world itself and its dealings are
against me, and without account I will
kill myself because my life is miserable.
I was not any better or any worse than
•ny other man, and so I hope that God
will give me His grace, and not sentence
me too hard."
This was written with ink. It was all
that the unfortunate man wrote in his
room, but on going to the park and pick
ing his spot he evidently concluded to add
to his letter. The following was added
with a pencil:
"I am consoled with everything I am
going to do. lam just as still and easy,
and in a a few moments I will meet my
judge. My heart beats so easy and d eath
has no fear for me."
After writing this the young man
swallowed the laudanum, and then placing
the pistol to his breast fired the fatal
ehot. He wae found by a patrolman sev
eral hours after death. The young sui
cide had no relations here, but bis many
friends say that he has been despondent
and low spirited for a long time past. He
was thirty years old.
Reunion of Members of the Army and
New York, March 6.—The Military aud
Naval Order of the United States, a social
organization whose members are lineal
descendants in the male line of officers of
one of the four wars of the Republic—the
War of the Revolution, the War of 1812,
the War with Tripoli and the Mexican
War—held an initiatory meeting in the
Century Restaurant, formerly known as
the Century Tavern, No. 122 William
street, this afternoon. The Tavern is
the oldest house in New York, dating
back to 1692. It was formerly patronized
by Washington, Lafayette and other dis
tinguished men of the Revolution.
In the absence of Commander Banks,
Vice-Commander Jas, H. Morgan presid
ed. General Fitzjohn Porter, a veteran
of the Mexican war, reviewed in a short
address the causes leading up to and the
i results effected by that war.
\ General Egbert L. Vaile spoke of the
organization and its purpose, and said
this order encroached in no way upon the
other military societies in the United
States. It included four wars where most
of the society only recognized one war.
Frank M. Avery spoke of the motives
which prompted the organization of the
A luncheon tendered the 200 visitors fol
The Oaage Indians at Warhlngton For a
Washington, March 6.—The delegation
•f Osage Indians from Oklahoma had a
long talk today with Commissioner Smith
at the Indian Bureau. There were two
factions represented, the" full-bloods and
that half-breeds, and Major Henry B.
Freeman, the agent for the Osages, and
an interpreter, accompanied them.
They wanted the tribal lists purged,claim
ing that many persons not entitled to en
rollment had been placed on the list
through corrupt means, sought to have
the offspring of the union of the white
men and an Indian woman, born after the
passage of the act of 1888, recognized as
Indians instead of whites, as prescribed
by law, and also discussed the trading
privileges of their reservation.
The bureau officials will co-operate with
them as far as possible in purging the
rules and will make an investigation of
the mutter through an inspector.
A Baltimore Conferenoe of the Methodist
Church at Work
Baltimore, March 6.—After a short pre
liminary service of prayer and the ad
ministration of communion today, the
Baltimore Conferenoe of the Methodist
Episcopal Church settled down to its 111 th
annual session.
A feature of the conference this year is
the Pentecostal service every morning
and afternoon.
In telling of what the General Board o'
Education has done during the past year,
1)1. A. F. Payne said it had been largely
, Instrumnetal in giving to the M. E.
.„ ChLrch the best system of education put
up by any Protestant denomination In
the country.
Dr. Payne urged the strict observance of
Children's Day and compliance with the
requirements of discipline in sending the
Childrens' Day collection to the Board of
The money received by the board goes
to educate young people and it has
doubled in the last six years. Not a cent
of it goes for the expenses of tbe denomi
nation. The Woman's Home Missionary
Society celebrated its anniversary in the
The Authorities at Sacramento Need
Some Help
Sacramento, March 6.—The authorities
here are trying to locate the stopping
place of a man named John L. Clark, and
if he is found he will be prosecuted for
bigamy. For some time he was em
poyed as an electrician in the electric
light works here, and was considered a
competont and upright man. On the 28th
of last January he married Mrs. Elizabeth
Barker, a prepossessing young widow,
who had some means. With his industri
ous habits and his wife's money they
started upon an apparently happy wedded
life. On the 18th of February he started
for the East, saying that he had an estate
in Muskegon, Mich., which he had to set
tle up. He has not returned, and the fact
was developed last night that he has a
wife living in Muskegon and teaching in
the public schools there. With what
money she has left wife No. 2 will prose
cute her deceiver. \
••No Shir.," an Indian Chief, Placed
in Custody
He and an Associate .Must Pay Fines for
Violating the Laws of an
Indian Agency
Pendleton, Ore., March 6.—A habeas
corpus case was heard today relating to
Indian citizenship. Writs were served
on Old Wolf, who is jailor of the Court of
ludian Offenses, and returned in the state
Circuit Court. Counsel for the Indian
court accompanied the writs with a state
ment that the Indian Judges remanded
Chiefs No Shirt and Young Chief to the
custody of Old Wolf under a $100 fine or
fifty days' imprisonment for alleged con
spiracy to defy the Government of the
United States and for disobeying the In
dian Agent and instigating other Indians
io disobedience. The statement also
claims that the Indian Court has jurisdic
tion over the offenses.
A general demurrer was filed by the
counsel for the Chiefs, alleging insuffi
ciency of return. Judge Fee took the case
under advisement and will render a decis
ion Saturday.
The issue turns on the question as to
the citizenship of Indiana on allotted
lands, and has no reference to the prop
erty rights of Indians.
An Indian In the Northwest Who Claims
to Be a Prophet
Tacoma, Wash., March 6.—A meeting
of "Shaker" Indians on Squazin Island
has ended. Three hundred Indians from
various parts of Western Washington at
tended the gathering. The session lasted
four days. John Slokura .of the Squazin
reservation is the chief prophet of the
new faith. He claims to have died and
visited Heaven, and has been sent back to
warn good Indians of their impending
fate. A ghost dance cqncluded the
festivities. Slokum is working the In
dians into a great frenzy of religious ex
A Woman Made to Disclose the Hiding
Place of Money
Masked flen Raid the House of a Horse
Dealer In a Pennsylvania Town
and Rifle It
Greenville, Pa., March 6.—Reports of a
daring robbery which occurred near
Shakleyville, have just been received.
Three masked men entered the residence
of Mrs. Ross, mother of Stephen Ross, a
well-known horse dealer of this city, and
after beating two male occupants of the
house into insensibility, they attempted
by severe torture to force Mrs. Ross to
disclose the hiding place of her gold.
They blistered her feet and forced her to
disclose the hiding place of some $50,
and leaving their victims bound and
gagged, they drove away in a buggy,
heading toward Greenville. The rig was
traced to a point just at the cty limits,
where the broken carriage was left. Here
all trace was lost.
It Flies at the Masthead of a Lighthouse
Norfolk, Va., March 6.—The United
States lighthouse tender Violet, with the
Presidential party aboard, which left
Washington on Tuesday morning, ar
rived at Norfolk this morning at 6:30
o'clock and proceeded directly to Ports
mouth, where a stop was made at the
United States buoy yard opposite the
navy yard. Very little interest was man
ifested in the arrival of the party, and
when they reached tho yard but two per
sons were at the dock.
The President rose soon after leaving
Fortsmouth and was on deck at 8 o'clock
when the vessel reached the Gilmartin
dock, through which she had to pass on
her way to the North Carolina waters.
After inquiries Commander Lamberson
said the President was feeling very well
and had enjoyed the pleasant trip down
the bay and through Hampton Roads.
The President, he added, would return in
eight or ten days.
The Barron Will Contest
San Jose, March 6.—D. M. Delmas fur
nished the closing argument in the Bar
ron will contest today and it will be sub
mitted to the jury tomorrow morning.
The Governor of Arkansas
Denounced by a Legislator
The Railroad Commission Bill the
Cause of Trouble
Governor Clarke Decline* to Talk About The
1 Matter, but Saya the Man Who Attacked
Him Knows His Opinion
Little Rock, Ark., March 6.—lntense
excitement was felt in the House this
afternoon when Mr. Monroe of this
county rose to a question of personal
privilege and bitterly denounced Governor
Clarke in connection with the Governor's
criticism of the House for defeating the
railroad oommission bill.
Monroe made a hot speech and excoriat
ed the Governor in unmeasured terms. He
accused Clarke of making promises when
running forattorney general to collect back
taxes from the railroad and telegraph
companies but had failed to keep the
promises. Monroe continued by saying
he called on the Governor yesterday on
public business and was insulted by the
Governor, who refused to see him.
In the course of Monroe's bitter speech
he was repeatedly cautioned by the chair
to use milder language, but he paid n» at
tention and continued to flay the Gov
He concluded by saying among ofcner
"I do not say anything here that I will
not say to any man anywhere. If I feel
like standing on this floor and branding
that man who insinuates anything against
this body as an infamous liar.
"I have as much or more evidence to
prove that Claikc is a rascal than lie has
to prove the members of this Legislature
A reporter asked Governor Clarke this
evening what he had to ay in teply to
Monroe's attack on him. He said:
"In answer to. your inquiry I have to
say that it is not e xpected of me thut I
should notice every cur that barks at my
heels. The one I refer to is already in
possession of my opinion of him."
In the House this afternoon Mr. Butler
offered a resolution ordering the sergennt
at-arms to eject from the House the rep
resentatives of the Memphis Commercial-
Appeal because of criticisms in fiat paper
on the course of members who oppose
the railroad commi sion bill. Pandemo
nium reigned when tho resolution was
read and the House deferred action until
tomorrow by the advice of cool headed
The Senatorial Fight in Idaho Drawing to
a Close
Boise, Idaho, M arch b l .—ln the Sena
torial vote today one of Sweet's men left
him and voted for Shoup, the result
being: Bhoup 21, Sweet 18, Crook 14.
There is much/talk of a dark horse, but
no one has any definite idea who may
be brought out.
The effort of the Sweet men apparently
is to defeat Shoup at any cost. They
have secured signatures of twelve of
Sweet's original nin teen on a pledge to
stand by him. If Shoup could get all the
others it would leave him one short on a
full vot% but would elect with an ab
sentee. There are only two more days of
balloting and if the Sweet men and Popu
lists continue to vote together on ad
journment there can bo only two more
ballots, and perhaps no election.
What the Records of the Clerk's Office in
Alameda Show
San Francisco, March (J,—The records of
the County Clerk's office of A lameda
county tell a different story about the re
lations existing between A. S. Meyer and
Grace Benjamin, the pretty young lady '
who was found dead in the bath room of
his suite of rooms a few days ago.
Meyer maintained that their relations
were purely platonic, but the records show
that they were man and wife, and when
he said that the girl visited his rooms at
unseemly hours for the love of admiring
some bric-a-brac and reading novels to
gether he evidently intended to hide the
true relationship that existed between
The marriage took place in Oakland
August 22d of last year. Several of the
dead girl's friends knew of the marriage,
but she swore them to secrecy, saying
her husband had another wife in the
East whom he was suing for divorce.
Indictments Found Against a Nnumber of
Prominent Citizens
San Francisco, March 6.—The Civic
Federation is continuing its war against
the immoral element of the city. As a re
sult of the evidence furnished by the
Federation, the grand jury this afternoon
filed in the Superior Court presentments
against over a dozen owners and agents of
houses which are occupied by low women.
The houses are in the most disreputable
section of the city.
The names of those indicted are: Ex-
Supervisor Christian Reis, Patricio Marsi
cano, President of the American Salt
Company; H. B. Burton, VictorAlbouze,
H. Jaquer, Mary. E. Stern, O. Walthun,
Charies Hughes, J. C. McKowen, A..
Erosbois, Meyer Roth, Frank Lacostie,
M. Lucheese, J. H. Snyder.
An Explosion of Gas That Wrecked Two
Kansas City, Mo., March 6.—An explo
sion of gns, said to have been deliberately
planned by an incendiary, this afternoon
wrecked the two-story brick dwelling of
Louis H. Day on Lydia avenue and
caused the injury of three firemen. The
explosion was caused by a gas pipe lead
ing from the basement being cut and let
ting the gas flow through the house,
which had apparently been set on fire.
Soon after the firemen arrived the whole
aide of the house was blown out and tbe
remainder of the structure shattered.
John Lynch, Clarence McElroy and Will
iam McCormick were caught in the debris
and severely cut and bruised, but none
will die. The family was absent at the
Young riackay Is to Wed Vanderbllt's
New York, March 6. —It is reported
that Consuela Vanderbilt is to marry John
W. Mackay, Jr. Mr. Mackay has been
assiduous and devoted in his attentions to
Miss Consuela for some months. For the
past six weeks, however, his attentions
have been particularly noticed. Miss
Vanderbilt is most retiring in manners
and prefers, when in public, to occupy an
inconspicuous position, but at a recent
theater party given in her honor by Mr.
Mackay, she sat in the box in the place of
honor, and then it was first whispered
among her intimates thut a wedding
would shortly occur which would join to
gether two of the best known American
The Steamer Evangel Goes Down at
Port Townsend
Port Townsend, Wash., March 6.—The
steamer Evangel, plying between Victoria
and Pußet Sound ports, while lying
alongside the wharf at Port Angeles last
night, foundered. No one was injured. The
accident was caused by the engineer leav
ing the sea cock open after the vessel
had been tied up for the night.
Little Mabel Lang Forcibly Abducted
From Her Home
Nlcmlas H. Lang Kidnaps His Daughter From
the Custody of His Divorced Wife
In San Francisco
San Francisco, March 6.—Mabel Lang,
aged six years, was forcibly taken from
the house of her grandmother at 1025
Bush street, Tuesday forenoon, by her
father, Nicholas H. Lang, the well known
real estate man, and unless the child is
restored to the custody of her mother,
Mabel Lang, before 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning, Mr. Lang will have to explain
to Judge Troutt of the Superior Court
his action in taking the child away
from her lawful custodians. The
j Langs were married ten years ago, and
! five years fater Mrs. Lang was granted a
divorce for cruelty, being awarded the
custody of the two children and $30 a
month alimony. Mrs. Lang has been
living with her mother and the children
have been quartered with another family,
the father bearing the expense of their
maintenance. Mrs. Lang took the young
est girl home with her for a few days.
During the absence down town the father
took her away, despite the protests of both
child and mother. Mrs. Lang says her
ex-husband now denies knowledge of
Mabel's whereabouts, and alleges that he
abducte l the child to force a lemarriage.
Nebraska's Legislature Declares Against the
Noxious Thing
Lincoln; Neb., March s.—The House to
day passed the anti-cigarette bill. The
contest has been especially bitter in this
matter, but church members succeeded
in huving it passed.
The Senate today voted in favor of the
Platte canal bill and the general irriga
tion bill. This action, when concurred in
by the House and the Governor, will give
the city of Omaha the right to build and
own the canal, which is a proposed water
way for furnishing power by diverting the
waters of the Platte River.
The Ex-Salvadoran President Wants
New Fields to Conquer
A Steamship Delayed at San Francisco to
Allow Boxes to Be
San Francisco, Siarch 6.—General Anto
nio Ezeta is apparently domiciled perma
nently in this city. According to his in
timate friends, the ex-president of San'
Salvador has given up all thoughts of
returning to his Central American home.
Custom house records show that there are
now on the way from Paris, consigned to
Ezeta, the full equipment of a war steed,
and also the full military costume of a
When the City of Sydney sailed for Pan
ama via Central American ports she was
delayed over an hour awaiting instruc
tions. A number of cases on board caused
the officers of the steamer considerable
uneasiness, and when the order came to
remove them from the hold there was a
general feeling of relief. These cases are
said to have contained contraband of war
and to have been shipped by General
Ezeta's agents. The only reason tho cases
were not sent on was that had they been
found on board in a Central American
port the ship and cargo might have been
confiscated. All this is explicitly denied
by Ezeta, who says the contraband cargo
was not his and the military parapherna
lia is to be worn peacefully in San Fran
A Box Containing Much Money a Bone of
New York, March (J.— Sixty thousand
dollars in a box at the Mercantile Trust
Safe Deposit Company for sometime has
been the bone of contention between the
administrators of the estate of Mrs. Abi
gail Colton and the executors of the estate
of her daughter, Martha Colton. Justice
Lawrence, of the Supreme Court, has just
decided that the money belonged to the
estate of the daughter. Mrs. Colton was
the mother of General Davis Colton, who
was associated with Collis P. Huntingtou
in the construction of the Southern Pacific
Railroad. She died in 1893, eighteen
days after the death of her daughter, to
whom she left everything.
Desperate Work of Bandits in
an lowa Town
One Bank Robber Shot Down and tbe
Other Captured
A Posse of Citizens Pursue the Highwaymen
and Do Very Quick and Effective
Adel, lowa, March 6.—A desperate and
partly successful attempt was made to rob
the Adel State Bank this morning.
A few minutes before 9 o'clock two
strangers drove into town and tied their
team near the public square. Without at
tracting any particulcr attention they
stepped into the bank. The cashier, M.
Leach, had just taken from the vault the
currency for the day's business, and C. D.
Bailey, a leading merchant, was writing
at a desk in the lobby. They were the
only occupants of the bank. One of the
strangers stepped up to tbe cashier's desk
and said he wanted to deposit some mon
ey. Almost immediately the second rob
ber, who was behind, levelled a shotgun
at Leach and fired, the charge taking ef
fect in his shoulder. He then ordered the
cashier to hand over the money. The
cashier handed over a small sack of silver
and then, though badly wounded, seized
a drawer containing $3000 in gold and cur
rency, and staggering to the vault, he
pitched the money and shut and locked
the door. Weakened from loss of blood
he fell to the floor. ,
One of the robbers then sprang over the
counter and began shoveling the money
in sight into a sack and the one with the
gun turned to Mr. Bailey, who was still
standing at the desk, and li red a shot at
him, wounding him in the neck. Bailey
fell to the floor and the robber shot at the
prostrate form but missed. By this time
a crowd had collected outside, and the
robbers, one carrying the money and the
ot her with levelled gun, made the rush
for their team. Fully fifty shots were
fired at them but none apparently took
effect. They quickly got in their buggy
and still keeping the crowd at bay drove
rapidly away. Several men sprang upon
horses and followed and a running fight
of several miles ensued. About four miles
south of town the buggy driven by tbe
robbers struck a tree and broke a wheel.
The robbers, still closely pursued, aband
oned their rig. One hid behind a bank
where he was soon captured, and the other
with the gun, ran into a barn near by.
The barn was surrounded but the bandit
held the crowd at bay. He was called
upon to surrender but resolutely refused
to do so and said he would never be taken
After a parley tbe crowd partially un
tied the captured robber and compelled
bim to set fire to the barn. The advanc
ing flames finally forced the robber to
come out, but he still refused to surrender
and the crowd of citizens tired a volley ut
him. He fell dead, pierced by three bul
lets. Two took effect in the head and one
in the side, and either would have been
It was with the utmost difficulty that
the angry crowd was prevented from
wreaking vengeance on the robber that
was alive, but Sheriff Payne hustled him
into a buggy and drove rapidly out of the
way to town. A crowd of several hundred
was gathered at the jail when the Sheriff
reached here with his prisoner and there
were loud cries of "Shoot him," "Hang
him," but the officer managed to elude
the mob and landed his trembling pris
oner safely behind the bars.
The captured man, or rather boy, for he
is only nineteen years of age, has made a
complete confession. He says his name
is Charles W. Crawford and his home is
near Patterson in Madison county. The
dead robber was 0. Wilkins and was re
leased only two weeks ago from the Min
nesota penitentiary at Stillwater where he
served three years for robbery. Crawford
said their only weapon was a repeating
shotgun, carried by Wilkins and the testi
mony of witnesses bears out this state
ment. He claims to have been coerced
into assisting Wilkins and says they went
to Indianola last Monday morning for the
purpose of robbing the bank there but he
refused at the last moment and the job
was abandoned.
They stayed last night with a farmer
living a few miles south of here and
drove to town this morning. Their team
was stolen from the prisoner's uncle, W.
W. Crawford of Madison county. They
secured only about $6000 from the bank.
The money was all found where the
buggy broke down.
It is not believed that either Bailey or
Leach is fatally hurt. The latter received
a full charge of shot in the shoulder,
making a bad but not dangerous wound.
Bailey was shot in the neck, the flesh and
skin being lorn away almost to the wind
pipe. He will recover unless inflammation
sets in. Several citizens were hurt by
scattering shots fired by the robbers on
the way to their buggy. Postmaster Barr
stepped out of the postoffice just as the
retreating robbers passed. They ordered
him inside, but before he could comply
fired at him, one shot striking his fore
arm and another piercing his hat and
grazing his forehead. J. M. Bycrs, J. M.
Sincoe and a boy named Charles Decker
were also slightly injured.
■ The daring robbery lias caused great
excitement; the town is full of armed
men, most of whom had turned out from
neighboring towns on the lirst report of
the robbery to aid in the capture of the
robbers. There is still considerable talk
of lynching Crawford, but the Sheriff and
leading citizens are trying to pacify the
crowd, and will probably succeed, though
if anybody made a start, there would be
plenty of followers to make the bandit
stretch hemp.
Estimate! Made For the Greatest Service In
the World
London. March 6. —The navy estimates
for the coming year amount to £18,701. -
000, being an increase of £1,334,900. Earl
Spencer, First Lord of the Admiralty, ex
plains that five second-class cruisers and
four torpedo boats are being compelted.
The programme of the naval defense act
of 1889 will all be finished at the end of
the year. It is also proposed to con
struct four first-class, four second-class
and two third-class cruisers, and twenty
torpedo boats.
Earl Spencer announces an important
programme of new dock yard works at
Port'and, Gibraltar, Dover, Hongkong
and Portsmouth, the cost of which it is
proposed to meet by a loan.
The Times in a leader expressed regret
that no immediate provision is made or
proposed to commence the dock works di
rectly, but says on the whole it cannot be
doubted that the estimates present a
naval policy not unworthy of a nation
resolved to be safe and supreme at sea
and are well calculated to convince the
country that the admiralty is worthy of
Forty Thousand Dollars Voted '.for Relief ol
. . Sufferers
City of Mexico, March 6.—The city
council voted $20,000 for victims of the
late railroad disaster.
Five were killed and twenty wounded
in a riot and destruction of a bull ring at
Puebla because a spectator was dissatis
fied wi h the class of bulls furnished for
the fighting.
There is no change in the Guatemalan
The Very Good Luck That Befel an
Adopted Girl
After Living as the Child of Other
People for Years, the Identity of tbe
Girl Is Established
Jacksonville, Fla., March 6. —A special
to the Citizen from St. Augustine says:
Miss Blanche Chapman has fallen heir to
$1,000,000 through the death of Rev. Boyn
ton Crystal in eXw York.
The Chapmans came to this city from
Gainesville, Ga., about ten years ago. Mr.
Chapman was a brick mason by trade, but
obtained a position in the grocery store
of S. F. Bennett, where he remained for
five years. To a few intimate friends Mr.
Chapman confessed the fact that Miss
Blanche was not the daughter of hinisef
and wife, stating further that they had
never h»d ft child. He silenced curiosity
by saying he adopted her.
Blanche went to the public schools, but
was always considered a dull scholar.
She is now 20 years of age. She always
dressed fashionably, and being a pretty
girl, attracted much attention in her
stylish gowns. Not long ago Mrs. Chap
man and Miss Blanche left here to join
Mr. Chipmun in Jacksonville, where he
had removed. While the family lived
here they made few acquaintances and no
one has known anything of the mystery
or romance surrounding the life of the
supposed daughter.
A Big Idaho Mining Case
Washington, March 6.—The Suprem*
Court of the I'nited States was engaged in
listening to arguments in the case of the
Last Chance Mining Company against the
Tyler Mining Company, which comes to
the court on a writ of certiorari from the
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Both mines are located in Idaho, and the
suit involves, besides the question of lo
cations, the effect of broken end lives and
the more important point as to whether
the owners of a mining claim have aright
to follow their ledges outside the surface
lines of their property extended verti
Secretary Herbert Receives Word Proa
the Orient
Carpenter, Who Is In Charge of the Asiatla
Fleet, Forwards Some Very
Important News
Washington, March 6.—Secretary Her>
bert has received tho following cablegram
from Admiral Carpenter, commanding
the United States forces at the Asiatio
station, dated New Chang, March 6: Th«
Japanese General has notified foreigners
of his intention to occupy this port. All
contingencies are provided for. New
Chang is one of the treaty ports on the
Gulf of Pechili, above Port Arthur. Early
in the winter the United States gunboat
Patrol was stationed there, and as the
season closed and the river became ice
bound she was placed in the dock along
side an English man-of-war to proteot
her from ice when the spring fresheta
came down. She was reefed in and ma
chine guns placed so as to command the
approaches to the vessel, which was to
serve as a place of refuge for foreigners in
the vicinity. The town has been occupied
by the Chinese as one of the bases of
army operations against the invading
Japanese. It is one of the first of the
treaty ports to fall into Japanese posses
The Emperor of Japan has formally ex
ecuted the ratification of the new treaty
with the United States, and the docu
ment is expected to arrive hereon March
20. President Cleveland's ratification ii
expectedtoreach.lap.in about the same
James Reuben Lane, a, delegate from
the Nez Perces Indians of Idaho, today
had an interview with Commissioner of
Indian Affairs Browning.
Secretary Gresham is about to instruct
Ambassa<lor Bayard to urge upon Great
Britain an adjustment of the long pend
ing trouble between Venezu la and Brit
ish Guiana, and suggest, arbitration of
t c question. In the event of Great Brit
ain's accepting the suggestion it is be
lieved President Cleveland would be des
ignated as arbitrator.
Another Bank Closes Its Doors
Little Rock, Ark., March ti.— The First
National Bank of Texarkana closed its
doors today through inability to meet its
obligations. Its depositors will not suf-

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