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FEAR OF DEATH Impels a Criminal to Make Confession WORDEN, THE TRAINWRECKER GIVES THE NAMES Or ALL HIS ACCOMPLICES Intimation Given That the Death Sen tence Will Be Commuted to Im prisonment for Life Associated Press Special Wire SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. B.—Salter D. Worden, convicted of wrecking a mail train bearing a guard of United States soldiers, near Sacramento, during the great railroad strike In 1594, and in whose behalf the supreme court of the United States declined to take favorable action on his plea for a new trial, has confessed his crime to Governor Budd, with a view to receiving a commutation of the death sentence from the executive of the state. Worden's confession covers 3TOO words and gives the full details of the crime, telling that he, with several others, had been ordered by a committee of strik ers to remove the rails near the Yolo bridge, for the purpose of wrecking the train carrying the troops. He gives the names of his accomplices and makes known many details of the work of the strikers heretofore unknown to the gen eral public. Ex-President Cleveland interested himself in Worden's behalf, out of sym pathy for the mother of the condemned man, and Governor Budd determined to probe the matter to the bottom before deciding the case, with the result that Worden made the confeslson in the presence of the governor, Warden Aull of the Folsom penitentiary and a sten ographer. The confession, which Is a long, ram bling document, is in Worden's own handwriting, his signature being wit nessed by Warden Aull of the Folsom prison, who filed the document with Gov. Budd today. Worden was induced to make the confession by the entreaties of his relatives, aided by the advice of the prison warden. The letter declares that the confession was voluntarily made, without hope of reward or mitiga tion of his sentence, but It is said that Worden had reason to believe that the death penalty would not be imposed if his Hps were unsealed. The confession begins by Worden stating that he arrived In Sacramento early in 1594 In search of work. In May of that year a lodge of the American Railway union was organized and he became a member. He was elected as delegate to represent the lodge at the Chicago convention of the order held In June, and was to be paid $5 a day. He returned to Sacramento on June 26 and found that the strike had been declared. He adds: "As soon as I changed clothes I at once sought the officers of the lodge to report, and found that the grievance committee, consisting of Knox, Mullln and Compton, were in charge of the strike and there was to be a meeting that evening at which I was to make my report to the convention in matters of laws and new constitution, and while so making my report the meeting was adjourned on receiving notice that there was some trouble at the depot. That was the only meeting at which I tried to make my report. It was generally un derstood, and all seemed to be satisfied to let it go until the strike was ended. In the days after my return to Sacra mento I became again a member only and was no longer an officer of the lodge, had no authority (except as an organ izer, which was given me by the general secretary whilp in ChloagoOn any way nor had any one else to my knowledge, except the grievance committee, which was composed of the three men already mentioned. Knox being the chairman." Worden then went to Stockton, Lodi •nd I.athrop on an organizing tour, but met with poor success. He continues as follows: "On my return I started for headquar ters on Front street and then learned that United States troops had come that morning. The room was full, but Knox and the others were not there. I went 'back to breakfast at the Tremont house about 8 a. m.. then went to Front street again. Found Knox was at the new rooms, corner Second and J streets, and went there and talked for maybe a half hour of my trip to Stockton and coming from Lathrop. I was feeling good then. I talked with several there, probably ten or twelve of them." Worden throws the blame for the hatching of the train-wrecking plot on Harry Knox, chairman of the grievance committee of the Sacramento Iodg?, American Railway union, who, he says, gave him all his instructions and de coyed him Into accompanying the grog of wreckers to the Yolo bridge. He also charges complicity in the plot to Mullln and Compton. the other two member:! of the committee, who, with Knox, man aged the strike on the Sacramento divi sion of the Southern Pacific. Worden s story is that Knox instructed him. as a member of the A. R. U., to procure a team to convey eight men to Davisville, saying that Tom Kelly, another striker, would accompany him "and knew all about it." At the same time Knox gave Worden an order on a Sac ramento liv ery stable for the team. Worden pro cured the conveyance, and a youth drove them out of Sacramento. In the wagon, besides Worden and the driver, who was merely a livery stable em ploye, were Tom Kelly, James Dunn, — Hatch, — Appleman, — Wheeler, Barrett, and a brakeman whose name Worden cannot recall. He was not pos itive Barrett was in the party, but thinks he went with the others. Wor den declares that all were armed except himself. Hatch directed the driver to take a side road leading to the railroad track. Arriving at the track, all alight ed, and Worden says his first suspicions were aroused. The confession goes on: "What are you going to do?" I asked. "To take up the rails," they said. I stopped still and said I would have nothing to do with It. All surrounded mc and Appleman swore he wou.kill me then and there. They all put their revolvers to my head and said the same and made me swear I would be silent. Appleman said I ought to be killed any way. I begged for my life, else I be lieve they would have killed me. "Appleman guarded me with a rifle while the others went on 400 yards toward the tresf.e. Hatch, Dunn and Kelly went to work on the track with a big wrench end a hand bar. Barrett and the brake man were at work close to them. Wheel er went across the trestle. I could not see what he was doing. In a few min utes Kelley hollered. 'All right!' Then the men came back and we got Into the wagon. I took no part in the wrecking, being held a prisoner by Appleman all the time. "After we had got to the main road we heard a loud noise and Barrett said: 'There she goes.'' "The package of dynamite which was found In the wagon I never saw. On re turning to Sacramento I left the wagon and walked directly to the A. R. U. head quarters. I went to sleep there, and Was awakened by Knox when he came in with others, among whom, I think, was Treasurer Parker. Knox asked me if I had gone with the team, nnd I accused him of using me. I accused Knox, Mul lln and Compton of knowing what was going to be done, and they did not deny it, but said I must have known as well. Knox said there was nothing to connect me with the work done on the track but the boy driver, but that was bad. "After my arrest for the murder of En gineer Clark In that wreck. Harry Knox, who was in the same cell, told me that Kelly and Dunn had been furnished money to get away with by the commit tee, which had also paid for a horse and saddle on which Appleman had escaped. Hatch, Compton, Mullln and Knox got out of It, and I never heard what be came of Wheeler, Barrett or the brake man. "No trouble arose until the close of the examination, when Hatch accused me of preventing him from getting ball and beat me, and both Hatch and Appleman made my life almost a hell. Claimed I was talking and making confessions, until Gen. Hart sent me word that he could not act for me. I was In bad shape, and my knowledge of the tragedy made it worse, and it looked to me as if I was the victim, which subsequent events proved correct. Of all admissions and confessions I am credited with making I do not remember. "My trial came on and witnesses were promised my attorney by Knox, but failed to come. Attorney Strong did the best he could for me, but, receiving nc assistance from those interested. I was convicted, and. no doubt, my actions, talk and statements helped greatly. "May God forgive me for thinking they wanted me out of the way. I had been the tool and weak fool, and then my ac tions, talk and knowledge of matters all through made me. as 1 can see now, a source of danger to all others. My at torney will state that I wished to go upon the stand and testify to all the facts I have written here and acknowledge my part in the matter, and he would not allow men to, so, of course, I did not, but It would have been and is the truth. "It seems Impossible to believe that what I have written is true; that a sane man would make an order arid get a team where he was known, and start then and go anywhere without knowing all about it. but as I stand before my Maker, and expect to die and be Judged by Him, it is the truth. I had implicit trust In Harry Knox and all he said to me, and so made no questions; and. again, if I had known It, It must seem impossible that I would have taken a driver and insisted on his going when the others objected. "I am, in this statement, making thi? evidence against myself true, with the exception of knowing about the tools or dynamite; which, did I know all, I would state as fully as the rest. "May God forgive those \*lth whom 1 associated as freely as I do, and as I hope to be forgiven by my Heavenly Father when I appear before Him for all my part or complicity in this terri ble crime. I cannot feel In my heart that I am the cause of nor the means of the death of Engineer Clark, and again state that what 1 have written of the occur rence when the wreck occurred is the truth. "May all forgive me in my complicity in this, and I can now go before my Maker with a clear conscience of hav ing done my whole duty to society anil made all the reparation in my power to them by making the true facts known, and all who were in any manner con nected, and without malice to any. made my peace with God. "In conclusion, governor, I feel that I have done my full duty to society In making this statement, let the consequences be what they may bp to myself or any one else. I have told the full truth, and I feel in my heart that the blood of Sam Clark is not on my head. I have led a wild, reckless, and perhaps a foolish life, but with desath staring me in the face, and as I have hopes of a hereafter, my conscience is guiltless of the crime of murder. In the name of my family, who have always borne a high and honorable reputation wherever known. I plead with you to save me from an Ignominious death and my family from everlasting disgrace. "Respectfullj. SALTER D. WORDEN. "Dated at Represa, Feb. 2. 1898. "Signed and acknowledged to be true in the presence of "CHARLES AULL. "R. J. MURPHY." DOLE WELL PLEASED Thinks That Hawaii Will Soon Be Annexed CLEVELAND, 0., Feb. B.—President Dole and party arrived at the Union Station at 4:45 o'clock this morning from Buffalo, over the Lake Shore road, in the private car Corona. The car was placed on a sidetrack and the members of the party did not arise until 7 o'clock when breakfast was served on the Cor ona. Later Mr. and Mrs.Dole were driven to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gate, on Bertram street. Mrs. Dole and Mrs. Gate are brother and sister and have not seen each other for several years. The Presidential party expect to re sume their Journey westward this even ing. The special car will go out over the Cleveland, Akron and Columbus, and will then start West over the Pan Handle to Kansas City. In an inter view, President Dole saicl: "I regard my trip as extremely satis factory and feel confident that the Hawaiian possessions will ultimately be annexed to the United States. At Washington I had a long consultation with President McKinley. It was a most satisfactory one. I think that his previous expressions show that he favors annexation." When shown a dispatch in which it was hinted that the Hawaiian annex ation treaty might be abandoned for an annexation bill, President Dole said that this view of the matter had arisen since he left Washington and he knew nothing of it. LOS ANGELES HERALD t WEDNESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY % H99 FOOLISH FEAR Of a Jameson Raid on the Klondike THE YUKON RELIEF SCHEME A MEBE PRETEXT TO TAKE AND KEEP CONTROL Timid Britons Will Be Pleased With the Action Taken by Canada Concerning Troops Associated Press Special Wire LONDON, Feb. B.—The Star today, under the heading of "Raid on the Klon dike," quotes an anonymous American correspondent who recently arrived In England as saying, with reference to the relief expedition to the Klondike that those who are familiar with the facts "know that this cause is as flimsy as Jameson's desire to relieve the wom en and children at Johannesburg." Continuing, the anonymous corre spondent remarks: "Every American knows this is another Jameson raid and that the Americans Intend to keep con trol of the Klondike. The Klondikers have already announced that the Stars and Stripes will be flying at Dawson City by July 4th. It would please a large body of Americans if the Klondike could be made a pretext for war between England and the United States which would result In the annexation of Can ada." There Is much more in the same strain. KEEP OFF THE GRASS OTTAWA, Feb. B.—There appears to be a misunderstanding relative to the United States troops accompanying the Yukon relief expedition over the Cana dian border. In reply to a query in the house of commons on the subject. Hon. Clifford Sifton, minister of the interior, said: "The question of the accompany ing of this expedition by United States troops has been the subject of negotia tions between the two governments. , I'nited States troops under arms will not accompany the expedition over the Canadian territory. The question of whether United States troops shall be allowed to be sent over Canadian terri tory not under arms, for the purpose of more expeditiously reaching American territory on the other side of the 141 st meridian, is now under consideration." WILL SOON BE SETTLED WASHINGTON, Feb. B.—Assistant Secretary of War Melkeljohn, on betns questioned concerning the above dis patch, said it was true that there had been some confusion of terms as to the convoy which the United States had se lected to accompany the Yukon relief expedition, and that the matter was still open. But the Canadian governhent had been assured that the enlisted men whom It was proposed to send across Canadian soil were in no sense an armed force, but rather a Red Cross expedition to distribute relief to all sufferers, with out regard to nationality, and he had no doubt that the matter would be easily adjusted without great delay. A TALE OF TROUBLE SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. B.—An Inter esting tale of the tribulations and clan gers to which emigrants to the Klondike expose themselves is told In a libel against the British steamer Bristol, filed today in the United States district court by the Portland and Alaska Trad ing and Transportation company of Portland. The libelant alleges that It chartered the Bristol for the purpose of transport ing passengers to Dawson City from Seattle, it being stipulated that she was to convoy and, in case of need, to tow the libelant's steamer Eugene. After several delays, a start was eventually made, but the Bristol, in violation of the charter stipulations, refused to permit each passenger to carry one ton of bag gage, and then. Instead of steaming through the safer, or "inner," channel, chose the "outside" route, regardless of the safety uf the Eugene. It is alleged that the Bristol put out to open sea !n the teeth of a storm, to the distress of thp Eugene and her crew and passengers. So grievously was the Eugene tossed and strained that she had to hoist signals of distress and to seek shelter in Alert bay, on the coast of Vancouver island. it being found that the Eugene was unseaworthy, the c aptain of the Bristol refused to offer his ship to rescue the passengers unless they would sign a re lease of any cause of ac tion which they might have acquired against the Bristol. After an altercation lasting several days, the passengers surrendered and signed the release. The captain then demanded a release from E. B. Mc Farland, general manager of the company, who personal ly conducted the expedition. McFarland declined to accede, but the passengers, who had been thwarted and so long detained, were in no mood to par ley. Indignation meetings were held and the nassengprs derided to lynch Mc- Farland unles she signed the required relase. He was helped to a determina tion by a committee of passengers, who presented guns at his breast and fired pistols within an inch of his ears. Un der the circumstances, McFarland chose the better part of valor and signed. He now alleges duress and lack of consider ation to void the release. In consideration of all these, the libel ant prays for $21,000 as compensation for the damage suffered. HAVE HAD ENOUGH VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. B.—A special from Nanaimo states that the steamer Noyo has arrived there from Skaguay. She had twenty-five disgusted passen gers aboard, tired of the country after their first experience, and severely de nouncing the Klondike rush. The treas ure on board was $10,000. One of the pas sengers said that 200 men could do all the work offered at Skaguay, and that there were at least 500 men there who had nothing to do but drink and gamble. When the Noyo passed, the position of the Corona was more critical than here tofore reported. The Noyo had no com munication with the wrecked passengers on Lewis Island. TROOPS TO KEEP ORDER WASHINGTON, Feb. B.—At the Cab inet meeting today it was decided to send two companies of troops to Dyea and Skaguay. Alaska, in accordance with the purpose of preserving order and protecting life and property. Advices to the government state that the rush to the gold fields has attracted hundreds of the lawless element and that troops are necessary at once to prevent trouble. In accordance with the cabinet de cision to take steps to protect life and property at the Alaskan eeaportß, the war department this afternoon framed and forwarded the following Instructions to Gen. Merrlam at Vancouver barracks, Wash.: "Make all necessary arrange ments to send the regimental headquar ters band and two companies of the Fourteenth Infantry to Dyea and two companies of the same regiment to Skaguay, Alaska, prepared to stay at least through the coming rummer sea son. Some suitable and temporary quar ters are to be arranged for the troops. Further Instructions will be sent later, and the troops will go as early as proper arrangements ca : be made. Report when the troops will be ready to start." ORDERS GIVEN PORTLAND. Or.. Feb. B.—Orders were recetvedj at* department headquarters at Vancouver barracks to send four com panies of United States troops to Dyea and Skaguay as soon as possible. This order Is Issued on account of threatened lawlessness at the two points mentioned. Companies A, B, O anjd H of the Fourteenth Infantry have there fore been ordered to take station at Skaguay and Dyea, and as soon as trans portation can be arranged they will bp sent forward. The Pacific Coast Steam ship comapny has chartered the fteam ship Australia, one of the Oceanic com pany's fleet, and there Is a possibility that she will be sent here to transport the troops north. RAILROAD TRAVEL ST. PAUL, Minn.. Feb. B.—More rail road changes are necessary because of the great rush of travel to the Klondike, the Northern Pacific having announced that its coast train, that has heretofore left this city at 4:30 each afternoon, will, beginning with next Saturady. leave here at 1:30 p. m. dally, and that it will make the trip two hours faster than hereto fore, making a gain of five hours in the through trip. This makes close connec tion with the fast mall from the east, as the Northern Pacific carries the through mall to the coast, and also allows time for passengers on the morning trains from the east to compelte their outfits before starting on the last stage of their Journey for the gold fields. The North ern Pacific also announces that if the business keeps on gainlng as at present indicated, it may add another train to accommodate the business. To the army now moving west this city and immedi ate vicinity has within a few hours given nearly three hundred recruits, while the stream of gold-seekers from the east keeps steadily increasing. BETER THAN REINDEER DENVER, Feb. 8. —A special to the News from Delta, Col., says: L. H. Jewell of San Diego is in the city, pur chasing burros, which he will ship to Klondike, via Seattle. Mr. Jewell says he already has about two carloads of the animals, and expects to find a ready sale for them in Alaska. THE YI'KON RAILWAY OTTAWA, Feb. B.—Minister of Rail ways Ballr introduced in the house of commons today the government bill covering the contract entered into with Mackenzie and Mann for the construc tion of a railroad from the navigation on the Stickeen river to water navigation on Teslin lake In the Yukon river coun try. Mr. Balir said that the contractors had entered Into an agreement to con struct a railroad from the mouth of the Stickeen river to Teslin lake, a distance of 150 miles, by the middle of Marrh, providing shelters were not more than twenty-five miles apart. The railway is to be ready for operating by the Ist of September next. The road is to be a narrow gauge one. Steamboat trans portation facilities are to be provided from Teslin lake terminus of the railw ay to Dawson City. For the construction of the road the contractors are to receive 25.000 acres of land per mile, including mineral right. The contractors have already deposited with the government $250,000 as security for the fulfillment of their contract. ON THE TURF Winners of Races Hun on the Oakland Track SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. B.—Results at Oakland: Five furlongs, selling—Al won, La Moscota second, Moringa third. Time, 1:04%. Seven furlongs, selling—Alma won, Miss Ruth second, Adam Andrew third. Time, 1:33,4. Mile and a sixteenth, selling—Wawona won, Hazard second, Perseus third. Time, 1:53. Six furlongs, selling—Mainstay won, Midlight second, Alkoran third. Time. 1:1". Five furlongs, selling—Distinction won, Durward second, Mt. Roy third. Time, 1:05. Seven furlongs, selling—Red Glenn won, Lena second, Coda third. Time, 1:32. Oakland Race Entries The following are the entries and weights for the races to be run at Oakland track, Oakland, today. Commissions re celved and placed by the Los Angeles Turf club, Black & Co., at Agricultural park. Take Main street cars. Down town office In rear of No. 143, South Broadway. First quotations received at 1:30 oclock p. m.: First race, three-eighths of a mile. 2 vear-old maidens, purse—Clarondo, 105; Malay, 108; Prince Will, 108; Nioris, 115; Wrinkles, 115; F.llen Wood. 115; Compli mentary, 115; Nillman. 118; Sari Augustine. 118. Second race, seven-eighths of a mile, sell ing—Formella, 107; Miss Alice, 107; Bram bella, 107: Muscalado. 109: Bow and Arrow, lf>9; Kaiserln, 109; Rio Frio. 109; Chihuahua, 108: Socialist 109: Imitator. 109; Mistleton. 112: Kstro. M 2; El Moro, 112; Elidad, 112: Searchlight. 112. Third race, one and one-sixteenth miles. selling—Flanders. 100; Serena. 100; Claudi ana. 100; Don Daniel, 102; Rey del Tlcrra. 105; Palomacita, 105; Wawona. 107; Bobo link, 110; Roche. 110; Little Chris, 110. Fourth race, the Emeryville handicap, one and one-eighth miles—Los Prletos, 97; Official, 97: Parthawax. 100: Edie Jones. 101: Flashlight. 10C; Buck Massle, 115. Couple—Parthawax and Eddie Jones as S: W. entry. Fifth race, one mile, selling—Morlnel. 85; Dr. Berrays. 87; Go To Bed. 90; The Dipper, D. & W. entry. Myth. 106; Outright. 107. Sixth race, three-quarters of a mile, ourse—Charlotte M.. 97: Highland Ball. 99: Lost Girl, 99; February. 99: Dlabllta, 99; Alvln E.. 101; Bobbins, 101; Emma 8., 102; Nlc Nac. 102; Spry Lark. 102: Major Cook. '04; I Don't Know, 104; Fortunate. 104; Lincoln 11., 104; Hermoso, 107; Yankee Doo lie. 114. Weather clear; track heavy. Editors' Privileges WASHINGTON. Feb. B.—Hereafter edi tors who are appointed postmasters will be permitted to continue their newspaper work without Interference by the post office department. VICTORIA'S ADDRESS (Continued from Page One.) and, fortifying himself with a glass of water and leaning hie hands upon the table which separated him from the Opposition, began In plain, conversa tional tones, as If addressing Lord Klm berly alone. The first announcement which provoked "Hear, hear!" was that before many months he hoped that their efforts In Egypt would result In the cap ture of Khartoum. When the premier reached the ques tion of China there was a murmur of expectancy. The pacific assurances he gave were received with evident approv al and relief. The marquis of Salisbury said: "1 will not use a word which seems to grate on the nobles' ears, but I may say there Is no effort which this country would not make rather than lose our treaty rights. At the same time no one has evinced the slightest intention of abridging those rights. "In regard to the loan, It Is true we suggested as one of the conditions the opening of Talien Wan as a treaty port. China made some objections, and finally, as a compromise, I. on the 17th ult., sug gested that the matter be left In abey ance until the railway reached Talien Wan, when It should be opened as a treaty port. Sir Claude Mac Donald, the British minister at Peking, replied the next day that China accepted this, and since then I have heßrd nothing to the contrary. The old question of the loan Is still the subject of negotiation." His lordship added: "I have received spontaneous assurances from the Rus sian government that any port It opens In China will be open to free commerce." The statement of the marquis of Sails bury, it may be noted, confirms the ad vices of the Associated Press made un der date of February 3d. Lord Salisbury said the concessions the government has asked In return for the Chinese loans were, without excep tion, directed toward increasing and freeing the trade with China, and con tained nothing Injurious to China her self. "Regarding the immediate opening of Talien Wnn," said his lordship, "the Chi nese council have informed us that it would embarrass them very much. For I reasons it Is not necessary to enter into very closely, and for their own personal comfort and well-being, they expressed the desire that wo should not Insist upon this proposal. Whereupon I replied that the proposal was not esesntlal, though we thought it advantageous, and I sug gested, as a compromise, that the open ing of Tnlien Wan be deferred until the railroad had reached the port. "It Is obvious to any one knowing the country well that the coun|ry behind Talien Wan is practically worthless. No trade could arise until the railroad reached the port. A few days afterward Sir Claude Mac Donald reported that the compromise was accepted as a condition of the loan, and since then I have heard no more about Talien Wan, but I am bound to say I am not very much inter ested, as I recently received from Rus sia a written assurance that any port she obtains leave to employ as an out let for her commerce will be a free port for all the commerce of this country. A free port is much better than a treaty port, and thus, having ascertained that Talien Wan was to be a free port, it In terests us very little indeed to know whether it will be a treaty port or not. "I may say that similar assurances have been made us by the German gov ernment respecting the territory It re cently occupied. Indeed, the German government went further and was more flattering to U9, for the German ambas sador told me Germany had concluded that our manner of dealing with such things was better than hers, and that, in this instance, at any rate, she Intended to imitate our methods. Regarding the loan. I hope in a few days to lay the pa per on the table dealing with It, but I warn the noble earl that information will be exceedingly scanty when it appears." Turning to India, Lord Salisbury de clared that the troubles with the Afri dis were not due to the occupation of the Chitral nor to fanaticism, but to terror at the approach of civilization. It was only intended to occupy such additional posts on the frontier as competent mili tary authorities deem absolutely neces sary. The address was then adopted, after which the house of lords adjourned. LITTLE LOUISE Will Not Fay for Damage Done to Arthur's Affections LEWISTON, Me., Feb. B—(Special to The Herald.) Mrs. Louise Dingley Had ley, against whom Arthur Melcher holds an unsatisfied Judgment of $1800 for breach of promise, has returned to her parents' home in Auburn. Today, when the disclosure proceedings brought with a view to satisfying the judgment were called before Commissioner J. W. Mitch ell, she sent word through her attorney that she was too ill to appear. The case was postponed until she is able to be brought Into court, and meantime an officer will guard the house. Since her return from California she has been dodging officers holding summons, and this latest move is regarded with sus picion. HABEAS CORPUS Releases Yon der Ahe From the Kid- napers' Clutches PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. B.—Chris Yon Der Ahe. the St. Louis baseball magnate,, arrived at the Alleghany county Jail nt* 8:15 tonight in the custody of Detective Nicholas Bendel, who made the sensation al kidnap last night at St. Louis. When the party reached the jail they were met by United States authorities who produced habeas corpus papers Issued by Judge Bufflngton and claimed the prisoner. Ben del refused to deliver his man until the United States marshal had given him a receipt. After considerable wrangling this was done, and Marshal Gamble took charge of Mr. Yon Der Ahe. J. Scott Ferguson, his attorney, then signed a ball bond for $2500, which released the magnate until tomorrow morning at 10 oclock, when a hearing of the habeas corpus proceedings will be had. Yon Der Ahe's attorney says the arrest ot his client was clearly Illegal and that he will go back to Bt. Louts to morrow under protection and not In cus tody. Mr. Yon Der Ahe on his arrival showed marks of rough treatment. 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T | BROWNBROS. j I Retiring Clothiers 1 i ..249-251 South Spring Street.. | SHOWED UNDUE HASTE IN EXCLUDING FRUIT FROM GERMANY But San Jose Scale Is a Good Bug to Keep Out of the Germ°" Orchards ■ WASHINGTON, Feb. B—lt is Inti mated that the German authorities are beginning to believe that they have acf ed with undue precipitancy In the Issu ance of the decree excluding American fruits, and It is said that a disposition has been shown to attribute the variety of action taken to the executive zeal of the subordinate officers stationed at the principal ports and on the frontier. To day Ambassador White cabled the State Department that the present Importa tion of live plants was absolutely pro hibited, but that fresh fruit not Infected was being admitted freely. Inasmuch as the value of the live plants and shrubs exported from the United States to Ger many last year was only a little more than $8000, the last phase of the ex clusion decree Is not regarded as of very large Importance. HUNTING FOR BUGS BERLIN, Feb. B—An official news paper today denies the identity of the German blutlaus with the San Jose scale, on authority of the president of the Pomologioal college at Gelsenhelm. Thus far the bundesrath resolution re garding American fruit has been fairly applied. There has been only a single case of complaint. Eighty-one boxes of American fruit, stopped at Hamburg, are alleged to be Infected with the San Jose bug. In the reichstag today, before the budget committee, Count Posadowskl, minister of the Interior, said the San Jose scale, according to entomologists, was a very dangerous Insect. The fed eral government, he added, had been obliged to act promptly, but conalderate ly, and expert investigations were pro ceeding, upon which the final decision of the government would be based. Re garding the United States treatment of German sugar, he said negotiations were progressing, the result of which must be awaited. Baron yon Thtelmann, secretary of the Imperial treasury, admitted that the complaints of unfair treatment of Ger mans sugars were justified, and he thought that the revival of the Ameri can beet sugar industry was especially injurious to the German export trade. Saved From Lynching LOGAN, o.,F>b. B.—Dr. 8. H. Samson, who Is accused of ptrf ormlng a criminal operation on Bessie Neff, whose death occurred at Laurelvllle on Saturday, was brought to Logan yesterday by Marshal George Martin of Laurelvllle and lodged in jail to escape danger of a lynching. MINISTER THOMAS Very Cordially Received by Oacar ot Sweden STOCKHOLM, Feb. B.—William Thomas, the new American minister to Bweden and Norway, was received in special audience today by King Oscar, for the purpose of presenting his credentials. This Is the third time Mr. Thomas has represented the United States as minister at the Swed ish court. At noon Mr. Thomas was wait* ed upon at his hotel by the grand master of ceremonies of the court. Count Bonde, In full uniform. Accompanied by Count Bonde, Minister Thomas was conveyed to the royal palace In the king's private oar« rlage. This magnificent equipage was drawn by four richly caparisoned horses. Tn advance galloped an outrider. Minister Thomas was received by King Oscar with great cordiality. He presented his credentials with a brief speech. . King Oscar, In replying, expressed his pleasure at receiving the "kindly greetings of the president and peoole of the United States." He also said It was his earnest desire to maintain and draw even more closely the ties of friendship which have always bound to gether the United Kingdom and tha United States. SCALPED TICKETS Seem to Have Some Standing in th* Courts SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. B.— The damage suit Instituted by Peter D. Peterson against F. F. O'Connor, general ticket agent of the Oregon Railway and Naviga tion company In this city, resulted In a verdict In favor of plaintiff In the sum of $400 and costs. The verdict Is of impor tance to transportation companies, as it Involves the legality of ticket scalping.The facts of the case are as follows: In re turn for certain advertisements the/O. R. & N. company Issued to C. P. Church * ticket for transportation. Church die* posed of It to Ottlnger's ticket agency in' this city, where It was bought by Peter son. Thereupon Peterson signed the name of Church to the ticket, but when it was presented to the O. R. * N. company be was arrested for forgery. After a long trial Peterson was acquitted, the court holding that when Church disposed of his ticket he also disposed of his right to sign his name thereto. Hence Peterson was guilty of no forgery. Peterson then sued for damages to the amount of 126,000 for falsa Imprisonment. Will Be Here Friday A telegram was last night received by Nathan Cole from Hon. Charles A Towne at New Orleans, saying that he had start ed for Los Angeles, and would arrive here on the Sunset limited Friday afternoon. He will be met at the depot and taken In charge by the committee who will look after the entertainment of the silver ohaaft* ploa« during his stay In tbe city.