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NORWAY'S
NOVELIST
Comes to the Support of
Emile Zola
QREYFUS CASE IS REVIVED
CHE GOVERNMENT'S ACTION IS
CONDEMNED
The French Writer Encouraged to
Persevere in Courageous Defense
of an Innocent Man
Associated Press Special Wire
NEW VOUK, Jan. 21.—A special to the
World from Paris says:
Since the French government refused
to permit Zola to go to the Devil's rsland
to describe Dreyfus' situatiot precisely
as it is, Bjomstjorne Bjornsen, the fam
ous Norwegian novelist, poet and dram
atist, has written from Rome to Zola
as follows:
• Very Honored Master: How I envy
you: How I wish I were in your place,
in order to be able to render to the
country and humanity a service like that
rendered by you!
"I also have proved by experience that
it is much more perilous to want to
eradicate hatred than love from the
mlr.ds of men. A host of things, which
have for a long time been taking root
In the best as well as the basest instincts
of the French people, have brought on
a situation so tragic that a thousand
years of progress and civilization arc
swept away. All others tremble before
the cries and fury of barbarians, but
they have not mad? you recoil. You
alone, with lyre and sword, marched
against millions. Is there a nobler spec
tacle to be sen in the world? That was
Just what France needed. I can assure
you that all the people of Europe are
gazing at France at this moment In as
tonishment and pain.
"Two facts sufficiently explain it. The
first is the indictment against Dreyfus.
It is unworthy of men charged with im
mense responsibility. That indictment
charges Dreyfus with showing treason
able favor to Germany. In the evidence
to show guilt, it was alleged that he
could go to Alsace more easily than oth
er French officers. That was officially
denied by the Alsace-Lorraine govern
ment. Twice In the same year Dreyfus
was prohibited from entering Alsace;
the third time he started he was permit
ted to spend a week there, because his
father was 111. Has any one ever seen
a man acting as a spy for any country
refused access to that country?
"The imperial government of Ger
many, moreover, has declared officially
that Dreyfus never had relations with
their agents. The allegation of the In
dictment, therefore, is absolutely false.
The second fact is that the indictment
contains only a part of the proofs of
Dreyfus' guilt, while the rest are kept
secret, having been made only to the
judges during the trial.
"In other words, Dreyfus was not con
demned legally. He was deprived if
rank, disgraced and transported beyond
the seas without a legal trial, upon the
unsupported opinion of a few comrades.
"A government which, in the face of
these confessed facts, refuses to review
the Dreyfus court-martial, assuredly is
more devoid of conscience than any
hitherto known among civilized people.
Thai is the judgment of all Europe, be
assu; ■■ d.
"Furthermore, Europe admires what
you have done. 1 always have held the
opinion that the work of a romance writ
er or a poet bears the same relations to
himself personally as notes do to the
bank which issues them, and which
should have on hand securities corres
ponding to the issue.
"We see now that, if your works have
circulated throughout the world to In
crease the courage and enrich the heart
of humanity, it is because you. yourself,
are a man of courage and heart. Yours,
"BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSEN."
A BASE TRICK
PARIS. Jan. 21.—1n the trial of M.
Zola the prosecution has adroitly chosen
only certain passages in M. Zola's let
ter on which to base the trial, the pas
sages accusing the Esterhazy court
martial of having dared "in obedience
to orders received" to acquit the comte
with "an Iniquitous verdict which will
sully with suspicion the decisions of all
future courtsmartial."
The indictment wholly ignores M.
Zola's accusations against high person
ages in the army, General Mercler, Gen
eral Billot. General Pellieux and others,
whom he specifically charged with ille
gality and breach of trust. This indi
cates that no light is to be let on the
doings of tie- general staff.
The Aurore publishes today a letter
from M. Zola to M. Billot, the minister of
war, protesting against the limitation
of the indictment against him, and de
claring that he will know how to prove
his assertions When he appears before
an Independent jury.
A DREYFUS DUEL
PAius. Jan. 21.—m. Varvoort, edttoi
of Le Jour, und M. Adjalber, a write)
for Lea Droits de L'Homme, fought :i
duel with swords on account of a dis
pute arising out of the Dreyfus case
M. Varvoort sustained three flrsl
wounds and 11. Adjulbert was wounded
in the forearm. Tin- seconds stopped
the fight.
The Latin quarter was quiet today
The police have arrested about flftj
persons on suspicion. Three experts it
handwriting, whom Emile Zola charge!
with making false reports at the court
martluls of Major Count Esterhazy, will
it is announced, sue the novelist fo
100,000 francs damages.
PLACARDS' POSTED
HAVRE, Jan. 21.—Red placards wen
posted here today denouncing the Drey
fuslaus and Inscribed with the usus
cries against the Jews and In favor o
the army and the republic.
IN THE DEPUTIES
PARIS, Jan. 81.—During the debate I
the chamber of deputies today on th
estimates of the department of publl
worship, M. Gerrard denounced th
"dangers of clericalism."
The premier, M. Mellne, declare
there was no ground for such fears. Con
tinuing, he denied that the government
was composed of clericals or that It was
under pontifical direction, adding that
the co-called clerical peril was only put
forward to divert attention from the So
cialist and revolutionary peril.
Ex-Mlnister Goblet then moved the
separation of church and state, which
was defeated by 319 to 192 votis.
Several members denounced the Inter
ference of Chief Rabbi Zaddockan in the
Esterhazy affair, whereupon M. Melard
replied that if the chief rabbi had acted
improperly he could be deprived of his
salary.
M. de Mahy called attention to the
propaganda of English and German
pastors in various parts of France, de-1
nouncing them amid applause as "spies"
and as being a "veritable peril to the
existence of the fatherland." ,
The estimates were then adopted.
M. Detrieux moved the denunciation
of the Concordat (or understanding be
tween the French government and the
Vatican).
The motion was defeated by a vote of
316 to 171.
Was Not Expected
VALPARAISO. Jan. 21.—Congress
closed yesterday, after several private
sessions. Boundary controversy with
Argentina still causes great excitement,
but war is not expected.
A CONVERTED CONVICT
RETURNS TO HIS OLD WAYS OF
WICKEDNESS
Ballington Booth's Pretty Secretary
Sandbagged by a Disappointed
Lover—Made a Mistake
NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—As the result of
an attempt at assassination Captain
Annie P. Hughes of the Volunteers of
America, and secretary to Commander
Ballington Booth, lies in a critical con
dition in Orange, N. J. She was sand
bagged within a short tlistance of her
home and the blow caused concussion of
the brain.
Erich A. Prisman. alias George Bell, a
former convict, who recently was dis
charged from Commander Booth's staff
at the Volunteer headquarters, has been
arrested on suspicion of being the
would-be murderer.
The incentive for the deed, according
to the police, was revenge for having
been dismissed and because the prison
er's attentions to Major Jennie Hughes,
sister of the captain, were rebuked. The
police think thai Prisman mistook Cap
tain Hughes for her sister when he dealt
the blow.
The assault was committed a week
ago, but has been kept secret by the
police of Orange until Prisman could be
caught. When arraigned in the police
court a sandbag made of heavy can
vas was exhibited as the weapon with
which the assault was committed.
The sandbag was one which had been
presented to Mrs. Ballington Booth as
a memento of her rescue work and was
kept locked in a drawer of her desk.
A few days before the assault the desk
drawer was broken open and the sand
bag removed. It was replaced In the
same mysterious way and was found
there, soiled and burst last Monday.
Captain Hughes is only 19 years old
and a girl of much attractiveness. Her
sister, Jennie Hughes, is a tall, hand
some girl 23 years of age. They are
daughters of Rev. George Hughes, for
fifty years a Methodist minister and at
present editor of a religious monthly
magazine published in this city.
YELLOW JOURNALS
To Be Placed Under the Ban of New-
York Law
ALBANY. Jan. 21.—Senator Ellsworth
has introduced a bill which combines the
features of his anti-cartoon bin of the
last session with provisions of wider
scope, touching the responsibilities of
newspaper publishers and editors. It
provides that any person who, as prin
cipal or agent, conducts or engages in
the business of editing, publishing,
printing, selling, distributing or circu
lating any licentious. Indecent, corrupt,
depraved or libelous paper, or a paper
which corrupts, depraves, degrades or
injures the minds or morals of th" pub
lic or its readers or of the people among
whom it circulates, is guilty of a mis
demeanor ond upon conviction of such
offense shall be punished by a fine of not
more than Siooo or by Imprisonment COl
not more than one year, or by both such
fine and imprisonment for the first of
fense, and upon conviction of any subse
quent offense shall be punished by im
prisonment of not less than one yearnoi
more than five years, and In additlor
thereto, the defendant and his agent!
and employes shall be prohibited fron
thereafter publishing, printing, selling
or distributing such paper or any papei
of the same name. If the defendant It
a domestic, corporation, its charter shal
lie forfeited: if a foreign corporation I
shall be prohibited from further doini
business in this State. It Is further pro
vlded that every paper published, sob
or distributed in this Stat" shall se
I forth the name of every owner, pub
I lisher and writer of such paper or th
! names of the officers of the corporation
If the publication be by a corporation.
IN THE RING
Peter Maher Is Still Alive—A Portland i
Bout
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21.—"Tank"
Kenney and Steve O'Donnell were
scheduled to tight six rounds at the
Arena tonight, but a broken hand pre
vented O'Donnell from going on. Peter
Maher was substituted and in a little
more than a minute put Kenny to sleep.
Portland, Or.—The twenty-round con
test between Hilly Elmer of San Fran
cisco and Dick Case of Seattle at the
(llympic club tonight was stopped in the
second round by the police. Under the
, artli les Of agreement the tight was to be
a draw should the police interfere before
the twenty rounds had been fought. Ref
eree Jack Lafferty therefore declared
1 the light a draw.
Although tin- fight was declared a
, draw. Case had Elder practically knock
i d out In.fore thi- police stepped Into the
ring, Case forced the fighting and In the
first round knocked Elmer down with
i left hand swings on the jaw.
In tin- second round Case put Elmer
- through t!ie ropes t wlte and three times
■ sent him sprawling on the floor. Case
could easily have finished his man in
I that round had the police not interfered.
LOS ANGELES HERALD* SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 27, 1898
LEAKY WIRES
Told the Tale of the Hanna
Bribery
INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE
IS CAREFULLY SHOWN HOW IT
WAS DONE
H. H. Boyce Is Very Much Wanted,
but He Got Away and Cannot
Be Found
Associated Press Special Wire
CINCINNATI, 0., Jan. 21.—The legis
lative committee Investigating the
charges ot bribery in the recent election
of a United States senator at Columbus
hold a session here tonight and will
continue its sittings here tomorrow.
The examination was held in the as
sembly room of the Gibson house. It is
charged in the resolutions adopted sep
arately by both branches of the Ohio
legislature that H. H. Boyce of New
York came to the Gibson house in this
city a few days before the balloting for
United States senator began and made
a proposition of bribery to Representa
tive Otis. Boyce stopped at the Gibson
house.
It is charged by members of the com
mittee that Boyce lied from this city 0:1
Monday. Jan. 10. and that he cannot now
be located, although the committee has
exhausted its resources in trying to se
cure his attendance as a witness.
The committee was given quite a tel
ephone exhibition before it assembled.
The Great Southern hotel at Columbus
(which was the headquarters of the
anti-Hanna men) was called up and
while the committee was talking in the
private office of the Gibson house with
parties in Columbus Jerry Bliss and
his stenographer were at the telephone
down stairs in the hotel office taking
off all that was said. This was done to
show how all of the conversations of
Boyce with certain parties in Columbus
Were taken down while Boyce was here
and the senatorial contest was going on
at the state capital. It is alleged that
all of the conversations were taken
down and are a matter of record without
any wire tapping, as the different tele
phones in the Gibson house are all on
the same circuit.
Horace B. Dunbar, proprietor and
manager of the Gibson house, was the
only witness examined tonight. The
clerks and others at the hotel will bo
examined tomorrow. Mr. Dunbar pro
duced his hotel register, showing that
Henry H. Boyce of New York occupied
room 226 from Jan. 6to Jan. 10. Mr.
Dunbar testified to having his suspi
cions aroused and set the clerks to
watching Boyce. Allen O. Meyers, jr..
one of the clay clerks, arranged for a |
stenographer's report of the conversa
tions Boyce had over the telephone
during the day. Russell Prior, the
night clerk, took down the conversa
tions at night. Boyce was given the
key to the private office on the second j
Moor whenever he wanted it, and the
arrangements down stairs were always
complete for reports of whatever went
over the telephone wires when Boyce
was using the private office. The
stenographer who has a d> sk in the of-,
flee was called into requisition when
ever Boyce called any one up.
Mr. Dunbar recited many of these
conversations over the long distance j
telephone. In one of them the major i
was called up at Columbus and said: !
"Shane and the president will arrange 1
things on Saturday."
Boyce replied: "Have seen one of the
party. Wants money. How can I
handle him."
The reply from Columbus was: "Sup
pose O. betrays you; what then?"
.Mr. Dunbar said that Boyce replied:
"No danger. I would kill him. D-ad
men tell no tales."
Mr. Dunbar testified that Allen O.
Meyers, who was in Columbus as on?
of the managers against Hanna. was
called up on Friday. Jan. 7. by Jerry
Bliss and told of the situation here and
what Boyce was doing. Meyers advised
Bliss that a man named Hollenbeck
would leave Columbus for Cincinnati
that night with money anil to have him
watched. The next morning th" Miller
detective ag»ncy was employed to
watch Boyce and keep track of Hollen
beck on his arrival. On Jan. x. H. H.
Hollenbeck of Chardon, 0., registered at
th" Gibson house. He had no room as
signed to him but was seen to communi
cate with Boyce. They watched all the
movements of Hollenbeck and trac d
him to the Union Trust and Saving
bank, of which J. G. Schmldtlapp was
I president. He was then traced to the
different places of meeting as charged
,by Representative Otis.
I When the testimony of Mr. Dunbar
was concluded the committee adjourned
until v a. m. tomorrow,
M'KISSEN'S C< )NTBST
CLEVELAND, 0., Jan. 21. —A (jpeclal
from Columbus, 0.. says: Mayor Mc
| Klssen of Cleveland is here today tak
ing th-- preliminary steps to contest ttu
seat of Senator Hanna in the United
States Senate. Mayor McKissen will
rely largely on the testimony adduced
at the investigation of th" bribers
charges now being made, and will hold
that Senator Hanna did not recelvi
i nough votes to entitle him to his place
NOBODY LOST
But Fisher Folk Get a Most Awfu
Scare
SANDUSKY, 0., Jan. 21.—The steam
er Amnegle, which arrived here fron
the Island region brought the news of i
disaster off Put-tn-bay by which th
lives of 200 people were placed in immi
nent peril. During the winter when th
loe is strong enough to hold them larg
numbers of the residents of the islam
region engage in fishing through the Ice
Small houses large enough to accom
modate two to six people are tuk'-n ou
on the lake on sleds, holes are eu
through the Ice and the houses, whlcl
have apertures, are plat eel over th
holes. Quite as many women as mci
occupy the houses. Yesterday whil
about 200 men and women were in th
little houses a fierce gale sprung up sud
denly, the wind reaching a velocity G
between fifty and sixty miles an houi
The wind had a clean sweep across ih
lake and struck those little houses wit
terrific force, tipping some of them over
and carrying others away across the
Ice. Many of the persons received se
vere cuts and bruises. The wind off
shore was so fierce that the Ice, weak
ened by rain that morning, began to
crack and break along the shore. A line
of blue water that marked the break
began to widen with alarming speed.
Men and women began a mad rush to
ward the shore, from which relief par
ties In small boats had commenced to
put off to the rescue. The shores of Put
in-bay were lined with relatives and
friends of the people on the drifting ice.
Rescuing parties forced their boats In
among the broken cakes of ice at the
imminent risk of losing their own lives.
Their attention was given first to those
who had fallen into the water, and af
ter they were all picked up those who
were drifting out on the cakes of ice
were taken off. Many of those thus
benumbed and some of them were un
conscious. The rescuers worked hero
ically in the face of great dangers and
succeeded In bringing to shore every one
lot the 200 people.
Insane From Illness
PETALUMA. Cal., Jan. 21.—Mrs. Pur
vine, aged 76. Jumped from her window
to the ground, twenty-five feet below.
She sustained Internal Injuries and has
a great gash In her head. Illness in
duced her to attempt to end her life.
DOESN'T CARE TO TALK
WHILE CONGRESS CONSIDERS
ANNEXATION
President Dole Duly Waylaid by
Ambitious Reporters in Towns
He Passes Through
SALT LAKE. Utah. Jan. 21. —A spe
cial to the Tribune from Rawlins, Wyo..
says:
President Sanford B. Dole, president of
the Hawaiian republic and his party
passed through here this evening en
route to Washington.
Mr. Dole was questioned concerning
the purpose of his visit and the chances
for securing annexation. He said he
preferred not to talk for publication on
annexation matters while the question
was directly before congress. He had
been sent to the United States by the
council of statehood because it was the
general desire of Influential men of Ha
waii that he should come for the pur
pose of conferring with the Hawaiian
delegation at Washington and with
Tresident McKlnley and the officers of
his administration.
If it was desired, he said, he was pre
pared to give all the information on Ha
waiian affairs at his command to these
officers.
Concerning the franchise in Hawaii.
President Dole said the sentiment was
strongly against extending it to Japa
nese and Chinese residents.
In the event of failure to secure an
nexation. President Dole thought the
present form of government would be
continued. The growth and commer
cial importance of the islands would be
greatly retarded if annexation should
fail. Should the treaty be ratified the
close relations would afford a great op
portunity for American capital and la
bor on the islands.
TANNER CAN'T COME
SPRINGFIELD. 111.. Jan. 21.—Gover
nor Tanner this morning received the
following message:
■WASHINGTON. D. ft, Jan. 21,1898.
"To Hon. Governor Tanner:
"It will be gratifying to the President
if you can attend and take part in the
reception to President Dole on next
Monday in Chicago.
(Signed) "JOHN SHERMAN."
Governor Tanner replied that he had
been suffering several days with a slight
attack of rheumatism, and as he had
arranged to start Saturday for Hot
Springs with a party of ladies and gen
tlemen, it would be impossible for him
t'i attend. He requested Secretary Sher
man to tender his regrets to President
Dole.
THIi FIRST MEETING
CHICAGO, Jan. 21.—Reception com
mittees galore will extend greetings to
President Dole of the Sandwich islands.
Various bodies of citizens and individ
uals moved today with the one object hi
view of making President Dole's stay in
Chic ago as pleasant us possible on such
short notice. The first meeting to make
: arrangements was called at the Union
league club by President Thos E. Bryan,
private citizens and federal officials
agreed that an official reception commit
tee, representing the city, state and fed
eral governments, and Consul General
Jobb should meet President Dole at the
railway station and escort him to the
I Hotel Auditorium annex.
RUSSIAN FINANCES
A Big Deficit Eats Dp the Treasury
Balance
ST. PETERSBURG 1 ! Jan. 21.—The in-
I teresting budget statement just made
by M. De Witte, the Russian Minister of
1 Finance, shows an actual deficit of over
106,000,000 roubles, which is covered by
I the free balance In the treasury.
M. De Witte expressed great pride In
j the results of the adoption of the gold
standard, calling attention to the most
striking fact that while at the end ol
1896 only 37,000,000 roubles In gold coin
wi re in circulation, at the end of 1891
■ there were 155,000,000 in circulation,whlk
llv gold In the treasury rose during the
same period by 106.000,000 roubles.
1 The statement shows also that th<
volume of existing bank notes has beer
' reduced by 122,000,000 roubles.
Itussia lias now 131 per cent more goli
than paper, the total in possession ot
the treasury and state banks and in cir
culation at the beginning of the pies
'j ent year being: Gold, 1,470,000,000 rou
' blesi silver, lfi2.ooo,oooroubles,and paper
1 999,004,000 roubles.
M. De Witte contends that this show!
the ability of the reform and he trust:
that the gold standard will remain un
shaken "even if the country is fated ti
undergo severe trials." He reiteratec
' his intention to adhere to the protectiv
t system.
French Crime
PARIS, Jan. 21.—An abominable out-
J rage has been perpetrated near Severac j
, le Chateau. Three youths assaulted a ser- j
. vant girl, and then laid her unconscious
on the railway track in front of an ap
f preaching train. Both her legs wgre
severed. Her screams brought assist
! ance. All three perpetrators of the out
i rage are under arrest. J
A FAMOUS CASE
Mrs. Hillmon Collects the
Insurance

FIRE TRIALS IN THE COURTS
i
THEN THE PARTIES CONCLUDE
TO SETTLE
The Action Marks One Step Toward
an End of the Kansas Insurance
Rate War
—-•—
Associated Press Special Wire
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 21.—The famous
Hillmon insurance case, which has been
fought through five trials, was settled
today, so far as the claim against the
New York Life Insurance company is
concerned.
Hillmon wasi Insured in this company
for $10,000, but upon what basis the com
promise was made cannot be ascer
tained, as the attorneys on both sides
absolutely refuse to talk. One report has
it that Mrs. Hillmon receives the full
amount of her claim. $10,000 and inter
est, amounting to $11,000.
When Insurance Commissioner Webb
McNall was apprised of the New York
Life's action in settling the Hillmon
claim this afternoon, he promptly grant
ed its attorneys a license for the year
almost past and ending February, 1898,.
nnd also for the next license year. »
This, McNall said tonight, renders
valid any business the company might
have done the past year without a li
cense. It was the refusal to settle the
Hillmon claims upon which Insurance
Commissioner McNall based his action
in revoking the licenses of the inter
ested companies last March.
The Mutual Life was one of these, and
is at present barred from the state by
a judgment of ouster from the supreme
court.
The Connecticut Mutual is abiding by
McNall's action in revoking its license
and has made no fight. The New York
Life brought suit against McNall for
damages. Later - the suit was dropped
suddenly. The charge has been made
that this company has been soliciting
business in this stnte without a license,
and a quo warranto proceeding is pend
ing in the supreme court, brought by the
attorney-general, to compel the mm-
pany to show why It Is transacting bus
iness without a license.
Attorney-General Boyle refused to say
whether or not this case will be dropped;
indeed, the action of the insurance com
missioner in granting a license for the
year past makes it uncertain whether
or not the case may properly be tried.
John W. Hillmon, who Is supposed to
have been shot through the head nt
Medicine Lodge, March IV, 1879, had life
insurance as follows: New York Life,
$10,000; Mutual Life, $10,000, and in the
Connecticut Mutual, $5000. It was claim
ed that Hillmon was accidentally shot
by his traveling companion, John H.
Brown. The insurance companies
claimed a conspiracy was formed, con
sisting of Levi Baldwin, John W. Hill
mon and John H. Brown, and that Hill
mon's life was insured, and that Fred
erick Adolphus Walters was murdered
by Hillmon and his body attempted to
be palmed off on the companies as Ilill
mon's. The case has been tried five
times. The first trial was at Leaven
worth, June, 1882. The jury failed to
agree, seven being for the plaintiff and
five for the defendant. The second trial
was at Leavenworth in June, 1885. The
jury again failed to agree, the vote
standing six to six. The third trial was
at Topeka, resulting In a verdict for the
plaintiff. The case went to the supreme
court, where the judgment of the lower
court was reversed. The next trial was
before Judge Thomas of North Dakota,
and eleven jurymen stood out for Mrs.
Hillmon. A fifth trial was had before
Judge Williams, the jury standing five
to seven In favor of Mrs. Hillmon.
The sixth trial was set for Feb. 14,
1898, and will be tried unless the Mutual
Life and Connecticut Mutual follow the
example set by the New York company
and compromise the claims.
The document filed at a late hour to
night with George F. Sharritt, clerk of
the federal court, by Mrs. Hillmon's at
torney, C. F. Hutchins, is not a dis
missal of the case, although the law
yers declare that it is practically what It
amounts to.
It simply transfers Mrs. Hillmon's
right and title to the claim to one James
F. Lord, who, it is understood, is a di
rector of the company.
COLD AND HUNGER
Dreadful Suffering Among Nova
Scotia Fishermen
NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—Alarming news
has been received concerning the fish
ermen residing in East Dover, Shad Hay
and other villages along the western
shore of Halifax county, says a Halifax
(N. S.) special to the World. Many of
the families are starving, and destitu
tion exists all along the shore. The
Mayor has been requested to forward
food and clothing immediately to the
sufferers, and a committee has been or
ganized to proceed In haste to the scene.
There have been five successive failures
of the fisheries, and more than three
hundred persons are living solely on
corn meal and water, while others have
nothing. More than one hundred houses
j have been visited, anttin ninety-three
I there was no food or fire, and the fam
! ilies were naked and starving. Many
families had eaten nothing for five days.
A number of small children have been
badly frozen. One family was found
huddled in a small, unfurnished room, on
the floor of which ice had fomed during
tHe week. This family and others had
existed for days on a scanty supply of
corn meal mixed in cold water.
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A PRIVATE PRESERVE
Ex-President Cleveland Will Have
Some Good Shooting
TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 21. — Grover
| Cleveland has purchased a tract of land
near Princeton, N. J., to be used as a
game preserve. Mr. Cleveland has be
come satisfied that the territory in which
he is living is the finest hunting land
In the State. He has roamed over every
I Inch of the land within ten miles of
Princeton and has found game in abun
dance. Mr. Cleveland realises that he
cannot afford to become a common tres
passer on the farmers around Princeton,
and so he and his friend, Samuel Stock
ton, have selected a tract of wild land
near Rosedale, on the farm of Captain
Foster W. Van Rlrk. The tract consists
of eighty-live acres, for which $900 was
paid. It is full of rabbits and quail, but
Mr. Cleveland intends to stock It with
good game and put a pretty little lodge
house upon it. It Is only two and a
half miles from his home In Princeton
and easy of access from Princeton sta-
THREE THIEVES
Lodged in Jail Charged With Stealing
Cattle *
JEROME, Ariz., Jan. 21.—Sheriff Cam
eron of Coconino county, with Alzlber,
a scout, and three Indian trailers, came
into Jerome last night with three Indian
cattle thieves who escaped from Jail at
Globe two weeks ago.
The entire party were armed to the
teeth and clad in buckskins, and at
tracted great attention on their entry
Into the camp. The hunters were on
the trail three weeks, and finally located
their quarry three miles from Jerome,
where the arrests were made. The pris
oners will be returned to Globe.
GATHERING EVIDENCE
TO PROVE GEORGE CLARK TO BE
A MURDERER
Incriminated by His Own Foolish
attempts to Mislead the Officers
of Justice
ST. HELENA, Cal.. Jan. 21.—The
chain of evidence connecting George
Clarke with the murder of his brother
William yesterday morning is being
made stronger. It has been found that
on the morning of the murder George
set his alarm clock for 4:30 o'clock. The
murder was committed at 5, and al
though it was evident George had In
tended to rise early, yet when the offi
cers went to his room at 7 George was
apparently sleeping. His boots were
covered with fresh mud and fitted ex
actly the tracks from his cottage to his
brother's house, although George says
he was not out from early the previous
night. A paper has been found contain
ing a statement purporting to have been
written by the murdered man, which
says he is tired of life and Intends to
commit suicide: that he had placed the
strychnine in his coffee and that "George
is Innocent."
A box of cartridges was found In
George's room. George at first denied
the ownership of the pistol found be
side his brother's dead body, but sub
sequently admitted he had bought the
weapon a few weeks ago and says It was
stolen from him a few days later.
George Clarke denies all knowledge of
the crime and declares his brother took
his own life. He adds, however, that
if it Is clearly proved that his brother
was murdered he can implicate a per
son whom no one at present suspects.
Many rumors are in circulation to the
effect that another Is equally as blame
worthy ns the prisoner, and predictions
are made that the trial will develop some
decided Bensatlons. It has been freely
stated that George Clarke was infatua
ted with his brother's wife, although
absolutely no proof of this assertion has
developed. The prisoner has been taken
to Napa and lodged In the county Jail.
George Clarke Is tall and slight, of a
flighty disposition, and it has often been
said that he is mentally unsound. He is
very excitable and nervous, and many
believe that if he is guilty he will prob
ably break down and confess before his
trial is over.
Can't Spare Menocal
NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—The Herald's
correspondent with the United States
Nicaraguan Commission, in a dispatch
from Managua, says:
"The canal commission desires to re
quire the authorities in Washington to
allow Civil Engineer Menocal, who has
been ordered to return to the United
States In connection with the defects
of the dry dock at Brooklyn, to remain
with the party for at least five weeks.
"The commission points out that this
is most important in order to continue
the work, as Mr. Menocal's presence is
necessary.
"It is asserted that British Influence
has been thrown against the canal
project by the directors of the London
Bank of Central America, because of
differences between the bank and the
government growing out of a contract.
Congress has declared as Illegal the
change of the name of the Bank of Nic
aragua to the London Bank of Central
America."
Owing to lack of time, the Register
will not be issued again until next year.—
Whittler Register, December 31.
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CONFIRMED
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of the attention of patriotic representa
tives sent here not to loot but to guard
the treasury.
There was considerable parliamentary
sparring, and Anally at 4:55 p. m. the
house adjourned without action on the
bill.
IN COMMITTEE
Information Asked Concerning the
Execution of Ruiz
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—The House
Committee on Foreign Affairs today
agreed to make a favorable report on
the resolution of Mr. Williams of Mis-'
sourl, asking the Bate Department for
Information on the Ruls case. The reso
lution Is as follows:
Resolved, That the Secretary of State
be directed, If In his opinion compatible
with the public interest, to send to the
House the reports made to the depart
ment by Consul-General Lee and other
reports made to the department by con
suls or commercial agents of the United
States, on the subject of the execution
of Colonel Ruiz by the Cuban military
authorities.
There was no division over the resolu
tion and the vote was unanimous in
favor of reporting It. Beyond this there
was no reference to the Cuban question,
except In reference to the sub-commit
tee of the various Cuban resolutions in
troduced recently.
The Ruiz referred to In the resolution
is not Dr. Ruiz, killed at a suburb of
Havana, whose case has attracted much
attention, but is Col. Ruiz, the Spanish
officer at Havana, who Is said to have
gone under,a Hag of truce to meet tha
Insurgents and urge them to accept au
tonomy. After entering the Insurgent
Hneß his proffer of autonomy was re
jected and he was executed by order of
the Insurgent commander.
Williams, author of the Ruiz resold*
tlon, says the Inquiry Is for the PurMffJj
of correcting a public misapprehension
as to the facts In the execution of Col.
Ruiz. The latter. Williams says, never
had the right to claim Immunity under
flag of truce, as he had been warned by
the insurgent commander, Arnnguerou,
that he would be amenable to the de*
crees of the Insurgent government, one
<>f which was that any person entering
the insurgent camp and proposing aut
onomy would be treated as a spy. Wil
liams says there is authority for statins
that Col. Ruiz entered Arangueren's
camp with this understanding and took
his chances accordingly. He said also
that he urged autonomy and suggested
that specific benefits would be conferred
upon the Insurgent leaders If they ac
cepted the proposition. One ol Arangue
ren's associates demanded that he da
his duty In accordance with the decree
of the insurgent government, whereupon
Ruiz was shot.
MERRY CONVICTED
The Mendacious Peddler Gets Very
Quick Justice
CHICAGO. Jan. 21.—1n the case of
Chris Merry, the peddler, charged with
wifo-murder, the Jury today returned a
verdict of guilty. Smith, his alleged ac
complice, was found not guilty. The Jury
was out all night.
When the verdict was read, Smith
Jumped to his feet and shouted for joy,
but Judge Horton sternly commanded
him to sit down.
"Bring me a warrant." said the Judge,
"I wont this nAn re-arrested as an ac
cessory to the murder after the fact, and
I want him Indicted by the Grand Jury
today."
This had the effect of cooling Smith s
spirits, but he soon recovered and looked
with pity on his fellow-prisoner.
Colonel Davidson, of the defense, made
a motion for a new trial, the date for
argument being left over, and Merry was
led back to Jail. Smith remained In the
court-room until a bench warrant was
secured and he was held to the Grand
Juty under $10,000 bonds. The conviction
of Merry two months after the commis
sion of his crime, is said to be the quick
est legal punishment ever dealt out to a
murderer in Chicago.
Turley Is Paired
NASHVILLE, Term., Jan. 21.—Sena
tor Turley when shown the Associated
Press dispatch from Washington in ref
erence to his pair with Senator Spooner
in the case of H. W. Oorbett of Oregon
tonight said: "I am paired with Senator
Spooner on this question and have never
Indicated any desire to break the pair.
The letter referred to was a private let
ter In answer to one received from a gen
tleman from Washington. In this let
ter, written some time since, I said that
I had not investigated the question as
fully as I desired to do, but I had no
thought and made no suggestion of
breaking my pair with Senator Spoon
er."

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