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*OL. XXXVI. < ■pT>Tf>l?« BY CARRIES Af\ i >«T7'T\JrrC M'MBEK 137. ITJXIKjIIt. PER MONTH 4U OJI«JN 1O CHILI CAUSES WIFE'S DEATH; HUSBAND ILL REAL ESTATE DEALER BUYS CANNED CONDIMENT * YOUNG DAUGHTER REFUSES TO EAT RELISH Physician Summoned by Woman, Who Is Taken 111 After Man's Attack, Is Unable to Save Her Life DEADLY poisonous germs lurked in two cans of chili con came which H. E. Bennett of the Bennett Real Estate and Insurance company and his wife ate for dinner Saturday evening, and as a result Mrs. Bennett died after four hours of awful agony and her husband had but a slight chance for recovery. At midnight doctors said Bennett was out of danger. When Bennett left his office late Saturday afternoon he bought some tamales and later he bought the chili and used it as a dressing for the ta males. Both Bennett and his wife are extremely fond of the Spanish dish and ate a hearty meal. Their 9-year old daughter would not touch the chili. After finishing their meal the Ben netts began to feel ill. Bennett first was stricken and suddenly fell to the floor unconscious. Mrs. Bennett rushed to the telephone and summoned Dr. A. O. Pratt, who lives in the house next to Bennett's. She quickly told him the circumstances of her husband's, sudden illness. Just as she placed the receiver on the hook she was taken with violent cramps and staggered over to where her husband was lying and fell also unconscious to the floor beside hin. Dr. Pratt arrived and found the hus~ band and wife in violent convulsions. The little girl was kneeling beside her parents and weeping hysterically and it was with great difficulty he per suaded her to leave them. • Bennett Suffered Most Bennett seemed to be suffering the most and the physician, after giving them both emetics, turned his atten tion to the husband. In a short time Bennett began to grow easier and the doctor then b?gan to work with Mrs. Bennett H*>r convulsions, however, soon began to grow more violent, and in spite of all the physician could do she died at 11 o'clock, after suffering almost four hours of excruciating pain. Although Bennett was the first to show symptoms of the poison he re sponded more quickly to the treatment. This was due to the fact he had eaten loss of the mixture and had not as similated so much of the poison as his wife. An examination of the chili left in j the cans revealed millions of the germs . by which ptomaine poisoning is caused. | Bennett did not purchase the chili at the place he bought the tamales. He took the tamales home and as they were about to begin the evening meal Mrs. Bennett suggested it would add to the flavor of the tamales to serve them with a dressing of chili. Goes After the Chili Bennett got up from the table and went to a store a short distance from his home and bought the two cans in which death in one of its most hor rible, forms was concealed. The little girl, although asked a num ber of times by her parents to partake of the dish refused to do so because she said the condiment burned her mouth. Her persistent refusal saved her life. Bennett is well known in real estate circles. He came to Los Angeles som« time ago from Texas and opened a& office in the O. T. Johnson building. The body of Mrs. Bennett was re moved to the undertaking establish ment of the Samson-Dexter company, ■where it will be held pending the con dition of Mr. Bennett and advices from Mrs. Bennett's home in Texas. Bennett lives at 227 West Forty fifth street. APPROPRIATIONS TO OCCUPY CONGRESS Senate So Far Behind That Night Sessions Will Be Necessary—Ob jectionable Nominations to Go Over WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.—Congress this week will give all possible at tention to appropriation bills, as it has become a pressing necessity that both houses shall act promptly if the meas ures are to become laws in the few remaining days of the session. The senate will take up the naval bill on Monday and when that is disposed of the postoffice bill will receive at tention. The senate is so far behind that night sessions will be necessary. The house is in better shape, but has little time to spare. Work on the Indian bill will be re sumed on Monday. It will be followed either by the consular and diplomatic bill, or the fortification bill. The senate has its hands full and early attention will be given to the Canadian boundary waterways treaty and the Newfoundland treaty. The Panama and Colombia treaties may not be disposed of until after March 4. The nominations to which there are objections will go over, with the result that the incoming president will have an opportunity to fill the places with men of his selection. The house tomorrow will consider the bill giving separate statehood to New Mexico and Arizona and likely will pass it. Prospects for the bill in the senate arc unfavorable. The bill removing the constitutional obstructions in the way of Senator Knox becoming secretary of state like ly will be favorably acted upon by the house. Prohibitive Decree Revoked WILLEMSTAD, ("uracao, Feb. 14.— Venezuela has revoked the decree pro hibiting the traffic of small vessels be tween Curacao and Venezeula. LOS ANGELES HERALD LATEST PORTRAIT OF KING EDWARD >gg|^S^==£S^|gg^ I^v^hp^ j^i VISIT IMPROVES HEALTH OF KING EDWARD OF ENGLAND RECOV ERS FROM JLLNESS Trip to Berlin and Conference with Kaiser Appear to Have Invig orated Great Britain's Monarch LONDON, Feb. 14.—King Edward's journey to Berlin is declared to have already made a new man of him, as it is stated in official circles that the I indisposition of which his highness complained long before his visit to the kaiser has entirely disappeared. The king is receiving many congrat ulations on the success of his visit to Berlin. The press of London concedes that the relations between the two countries now will be much closer as a result of the conference of the rulers, and that all reason for dissatisfaction has been eliminated by the cordiality of the Ger man reception to the British monarchy. THE NEWS SUMMARY FORECAST For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair Monday; light west wind. Maximum temperature yesterday, 65 degrees; minimum, 47 degrees. LOCAL Successful pleasure trips in Ferris' balloons. United States and American, made by seven persons. Th« latter will make another trip to day from I,us Nictos. Settled conviction is expressed by citizens generally that Mayor Harper's defeat is cer tain. Nomination of successor awaited with much interest. Four fires keep department busy, but aggre gate loss will not amount to more than $1050. California Federation of Woman's clubs dis tribute to poor families. Voters of Tyis Angeles county urged by the Municipal Waterways association to send in their names jn Indorsement of McCartney har bor ■ bill. Chili con came, put up ;in cans, poisons family, wife being dead and husband at point of death. Highwaymen hold up chauffeur at South Pasadena and rob him, securing small change only. Newsboys effect capture of supposed burglar who was seen emerging from Main street bicy cle repaiur shop. Boy killed by falling 600 feet at Mt. Wilson. Another person falls 300 feet; not seriously hurt. COAST ■Assemblyman Drew, in sermon at Metho dist church at Sacramento, warns public against peril of Japanese influx and inter marriage and bitterly denounces Monroe, doc trine as most pernicious ever advocated. French clergyman accused by two San Francisco women of attempt to poison them. Grove Johnson, to precipitate another fight in state legislature by attempt to have Sun day rest law enacted. Former political boss. Walter Parker, shorn of power, goes sadly about at Sacra mento endeavoring to reinstate himself. EASTERN" National Civic federation appoints commit tee to work for uniform laws in all states; John Hays Hammond chairman. Booker T. Washington declares crisis in Liberia has become acute and says United States is in duty bound to render immedi ate assistance. Congress to' devote most of session this week to various appropriation measures. Eligibility of Knox to serve in Taffs cab inet, and rumors of Spooner being slated as substitute, with speculation relative to com mittee chairmanships soon to be vacant, con stitute political gossip in Washington. Wealthy American beauty of Philadelphia to wed French count Tuesday. Taft passes Sunday in Cincinnati and will go to Washington today to straighten out Knox tangle. Gifford Pinchot defends position recently taken relative to Dry Farming •congress. One killed, eight hurt in wreck near Omaha. lowans to honor memory of General James B. Weaver today. Central and middle west in grip of terrific blizzard, which kills many cattle.blows down a church', kills several persons and injures many. Daniel Frohman and his wife. Margaret Illington, noted actress, separated; husband issues statement denying scandal is involved; wife is in Oakland, reported contemplates marrying again when divorced. FOREIGN King Edward's health much improved by visit 'to Berlin. Turkey's premier forced to resign; new cabinet appointed and crisis said to be over. Fifty-two bodies recovered from wreck of Penguin off New Zealand. King Alfonso visits King Manuel and dis cusses latter's probable marriage to Princess Beatrice. ' United States gunboat Scorpion forced to undergo repairs 'at Naples. MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1909. HURLED TO HIS DOOM FROM TOP OF MT. WILSON LOS ANGELES YOUTH FALLS SIX HUNDRED FEET FRIEND FORTUNATELY ESCAPES WITH SLIGHT INJURIES Rescue Party with Ropes Saves One and Recovers with Much Diffi culty the Body of John Freitas JOHN FREITAS. IT years of age, 01 1720 Naud street was killed and Joseph Schultz, 19 years of age, of 226 Leßoy street was injured in a wild plunge from the top of Mount Wilson trail, north of the observatory, at 7:20 o'clock yesterday morning. Freitas slipped on the ice-crusted snow and rolled down the side of the mountain a distance of 600 feet, his body catapulting from point to point until it landed against some trees, which checked its further fall. In running to a point where he thought he could climb down the side of the mountain to his friend's assist ance, young Schultz slipped on the snow and slid down the side of the mountain 300 feet into a bunch of scrub oak. He had a marvelous escape, sus taining only slight injury. Raymond Lennon, 17 years of age, of 109 Ann street, the only other member of the party, ran to the hotel and noti fied the men there of the accident. A rescue party armed with ropes at oneo went to the scene and took Schultz from his dangerous position. Then a number of men were lowered down the side of the mountain and found the body of Freitas. Coroner Calvin Hartwell was notified of the accident and went to the scene, where he held an inquest, a verdict of accidental death being returned. The men in the coroner's party experienced the greatest difficulty in getting the body from the position it had lodged in, and it was past midnight before the re mains were brought into Pasadena. This morning ihe tfody will be brought to this city and taken to Pierce Bros.' morgue. Only Three Start Schultz, Freitas and Lennon. with a number of other boys, arranged a week ago to make the ascent of the Mount Wilson trail yesterday morning. All the boys, with the exception of the three named, failed to keep the ap pointment to leave on the 11:30 o'clock car Saturday night. The three who went took their luncheon with them and a camera to take pictures from the top of the mountain. When the. party arrived at the foot of the trail they proceeded leisurely to ward the top. arriving at the observa tory at 6:30 o'clock. They went to a point several hundred yards to the north of the observatory and mad.c a small fire of twigs and bits of dead tree branches, on which they heated a can of coffee, eating at the same time a number of sandwiches. Immediately after their breakfast, and while Schultz was stamping out the remains of the little fire, he heard Lennon scream. Turning, he saw Fre itas sliding, face downward, on the snow. Schultz was on the top of a little knoll on which he and Lennon had been looking out over the canyon of the West Fork. They saw Freitas' body strike a pro jecting rock and shoot out into the open, falling head first to another pro jection thirty feet below. Freilas landed on this snow and ice-covererl rock on his head and shoulders, and his death must have been instantaneous. From this point the body fell and rolled from point to point until it dis appeared from their sight. 300 feet be low. Schultz and Lennon then turned and ran back in the direction of the observatory, intending to try and make their way down the side of the moun tain at a point where there seemed to be a natural and easy trail in the direc tion in which their friend had fallen. Schultz Also Falls Hardly had Schultz run fifty feet when he slipped on the crusted snow and fell headlong down the side of the slope. He struck a tree only a few feet below the top. and his body car omed thence to another twenty feet away, and from that to a third one fifty feet below and a little to one side. From there he rolled over and over rlnwn the side of the mountain until his body was caught and held by the scrub oak 300 feet below the top. Of his experience in falling Schultz remembers little. He cannot recall having struck any of the trees in his fall, and although he heard Lennon scream several times, he remembered nothing else until he found himself wedged between two small oak trees. Again he heard Lennon scream, and then he pulled himself to his feet by the branches of the small tree and held on to keep from falling farther. His body was sore from bruise?, and blood was trickling into his eyes from a gash in his scalp above his temple. Schultz brushed the blood from his eyes and started on his hands and knees to drag himself to the top of the mountain, clutching first one bit of shrub and then another to pull himself up. He had got nearly half way up when Lennon, who meanwhile had run to the hotel, came back with a crowd of men with ropes. They megaphoned to him to stay where he was and they would lower a rope to him. Long Rope Used In a few moments a big rope was let down and by this he pulled himself to the top. The party then went to the point- where Freitas had fallen. A rope 600 feet long was tied to a tree and three men started down the ice-clad mountain side to find the body of the missing boy. Nearly at the end of the rope and lodged against some small trees the body was found. It was discovered that his neck was broken, probably by the force of the impact when he fell the fifty feet from one rock to another near the top. This information was conveyed back to the waiting party at the top, and Lennon and Schultz were taken to the hotel where the laceration in the boy's head was temporarily bound up and he was told to get it attended to at once by a physician. He and Lennon took the first car from the foot of the moun tain and came into Los Angeles, arriv ing at the receiving hospital shortly be fore 4 o'clock. Young Schultz by that time had re covered from the shock of his fall and felt no ill effects. The wound on his head was found to be a one-inch gash, which had severed a small artery. (Continued on Page Two) * Senator Knox and One of Men in Lead to Supplant Him for Cabinet Position £$' '■■■:d§£ B **— ■ ■ sfkJp^^^T' M ■M(%v.; : : '.; -■ x->(¥;j;< ;^: **£::*?: ••*- - ■■;•■■ ■■■' :-:":^B ffr%& PHILANDER' ClKNOXVf&gun COPYRIGHT. BYCXIMEDSNST. S^to^l RECOVER MANY WRECK VICTIMS FIFTY-TWO BODIES TAKEN OFF STEAMER PENGUIN Many Acts of Heroism Performed During Last Moments of the Tragedy Near Cape Terarwhiti IBy Associated Pre?s.] WELLINGTON, X. Z., Feb. 14.— Fifty-two bodies have been recovered from the wrecked steamer Penguin of the Union Steamship company, which went on the rocks Friday night off Cape Terawhiti. Six of those aboard the Penguin are! unaccounted for. In all the passengers and crew nuin- j bered 10th The ship struck about 10 o'clock at night, but the captain re mained on the bridge and after his vessel slid into deep wafer was able to steer her closer into shore. The seas were running high and the small boats and rafts which were hastily launched could not withstand | the waves. The boats and rafts were overturned,, hut while the boats practically sank, the rafts righted themselves a number of times. dfany acts of heroism were per formed, some of the stronger of those struggling in the water helping the weaker to regain the frail crafts. After several hours of buffeting, the majority of the survivors on the rafts reached the shore, demonstrating that rafts are more serviceable than boats in a heavy sea close to a rocky shore. One raft with ten men aboard thrice capsized when but a short distance from the land, but all scrambled back and were ultimately cast upon the cliff and were saved. Four boats came ashore some hours j later and all were badly crushed. Congress Eulogizes Dead WASHINGTON. Feb. 14.—The mem bers of congress who died during the first session of the present congress were eulogized in a special session of the house of representatives today. They were Senator William Pinkney Whyte of Maryland, who died March 17; Representative William H. Parker of South Dakota, who died on April 7 last. Fifteen addresses were delivered. ELKS FROM SALT LAKE ATTEND BULL FIGHT AT TIA JUANA, MEXICO s.VN IHEUO, Feb. 14.—Salt rake ■• members of the Klks, with their fani- ♦ IHm, making a party of about 'JOfl, are ♦ in thi^. city. Some came la*t night, ••> but the greater number arrived today. <♦ Tia .luana and the sports in the hull ♦ ring there were lheir objective, and A most of the visitors braved the shallow A ford of the swollen Tia Juana river to & reach tiie little Mexican settlement and A behold a real hull flght. >l«»t of the visitors will return to <•, l.o* Angeles by late train early tomor- ■♦> row. MANY ASPIRE TO COMMITTEESHIPS DESIRABLE PLACES ARE SOON TO BE FILLED Death and Retirement Create Import. ant Vacancies—Various Senior Members in Line for Chairmanships [By Associated Press.] WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.—Many de sirable committee places are to be tilled in the senate when the Sixty-first congress assembles. Including 'the successor to Senator Knox there will be thirteen new sen ators. But it is not settled that Senator j Knox will become eligible for the ap- I pointment to the cabinet. The minor- I ity report submitted by the senate com . mittee yesterday indicates that the amendment will be bitterly fought, and prospects of its defeat today were said to be far brighter than yesterday. If the constitutional point which has been raised at Washington bars Senator Knox from accepting the portfolio of state in the Taft cabinet, it is believed that former Senator John C. Spooner | of Wisconsin will be secretary of state. In January, 1907, Senator Knox voted on.the bill to increase the salary of the secretary of state, and the constitution provides that no senator or congress man shall be appointed to any federal office which shall have been created or the pay raised within the time for which the member was elected. It has frequently been reported in Washington that Mr. Taft considered appointing Mr. Spooner and that the latter was not inclined to again enter official life. Now, however, friends of the former senator believe he will ac cept, providing Mr. Knox is disquali fied by the constitution. The committee places of Senator Alli son of lowa also remain to be filled. The vacancy as chairman of the com mittee on appropriations, caused by the death of Mr. Allison, will be filled by Senator Hale, whose retirement as chairman of the committee on naval affairs will cause the promotion of Senator Perkins to that place. The retirement of Mr. Hemenway, Republican, and Mr. Teller, Democrat, will make vacancies in the committee on appropriations. Mr. Wetmore of Rhode Island, Dolli ver of lowa and Nelson of Minnesota are all looked upon as candidates to succeed Mr. Hemenway. but the strong sentiment among western senators for a geographical distribution of such places will probably result in the ap pointment of a western senator. The most important committee dur ing the extra session will be that on finance, which will be charged with considering the tariff bill when It comes from the house. Vacancies were made in this committee by the retirement of Senators Teller, Hansbrough and Platt, and by the death of Mr. Allison. Senator Gallinger has declined an ap pointment ota finance, and the vacancies may be filled by Senators Lodge, Car ter and Nelson, although McCumber and Ctapp. are also possibilities. Sen ator Teller's place may be given to Senator Clay of Georgia. Will Not Deter Him Lack of unanimity of congress in re moving the disability, however, will not alone be sufficient to deter Senator Knox from accepting. Senator Knox. who is quoted as con fiding to some of his friends that he (Continued on l'ase Three) S I N( 1 1 •' C(}P T * DAILY. 2c; SUNDAY. 5c OJLLI VXJLO-J \J\jr i_EiO . ON TRAINS, 6 CENTS MAYOR'S RECALL IS A CERTAINTY HARPER'S DEFEAT CONCEDED EVEN BY HIS FRIENDS Election /or Successor to Executive Will Come in March—City Clerk Says Petition Is Sufficiently Signed Everywhere in Los Angeles the set tled conviction is apparent that Mayor Harper's recall is a certainty. This idea is expressed in all sections of the city and by many classes of people, some of whom are not opposed to the mayor, but they nevertheless admit his defeat. The main interest now has passed to the • nomination of the man to take- his : place. .' A general feeling "exTStirrftffrtn?*' fifteen men wh^m Judge Works has named under instructions from the citizens' meeting will obtain the consent of a man certain to fill the office acceptably and to meet the de mand of the people for a clean admin istration. City Clerk Lelande will complete his verification of the recall petitions to day, or at least get so far that but lit tle work will remain to be done before the council meets tomorrow. With verification of a sufficient number of the signatures of qualified electors, which the city clerk says is now cer tain, the calling of an election to vote on the recall is mandatory on the council. The date for the election will prob ably be /set some day near March 23. No action or petition is necessary to place Mayor Harper's name on the ballot If Mayor Harper does not wish to go through the recall election he must de cline in writing in a letter addressed to the city council and his declination must state generally the reasons why he refuses to permit his name to be voted on. In that case the only can didates to be voted for would be those nominated by petition, as in the case of the man to be selected at the meet ing Wednesday evening. It is said that some of the mayor's closest friends have urged him to withdraw his name as the most satisfactory way out of what a morning- pro-vice paper has termed "a nasty mess from any point of view." The mayor has considered the matter, but so far has not made public his own opinion. A member of the City club who is interested in the success of the recall movement in extending its influence into the future for years to come has studied particularly the extent of the feeling in favor of supplanting Mayor Harper. People's Temper Remarkable "There is a remarkable decisiveness about the temper of the people," he said yesterday. "The remarkable thing about this movement is the judicial way in which it has been carried for ward and the similar attitude toward it on the part of the average voter. There is nothing frothy or bubbling about this campaign; it has the spirit of determination, but with this goes that quiet method that indicates the man who knows what he is going about and who intends to accomplish it. "This is so evident that I believe this desire to have the city made and kept decent will weave itself into the his tory of Los Angeles from now on. You see it evidenced so frequently that I am convinced . the citizens will not be satisfied with any but the best admin istration of their affairs. I have nor ticed this thought several times when overhearing the conversation of men who favor the degenerate system of living—gamblers and others. I sat next to two of this gentry in a restaurant last night, and their views struck me as rather illuminating. " 'Believe me, this mayor gag is get ting fierce,' said one whom I have seen selling racetrack sheets on Main street. 'What's biting of this town, anyhow?' " 'It's getting on the blink, there's no doubt about it,' his companion, an older man, said. 'I guess the mayor is done for, from what they tell me. There's too many guys coming out here with a small roll which they throw into a. house and leave enough to enjoy the climate on. They never stay downtown after 11 o'clock, u'nd they sure put the storm signals out for a wide open town. The city was getting to be run right, but the games soing' on this winter won't be here when the next rainy sea son starts. If they keep on they won't have any rainy season, they'll have the place so dry It's surely on its way. find I'd hate to put any coin into any sort of a; scheme just now even if I had all kinds of a pull.'* * ' 9cEXTS GROVE JOHNSON PLANS TO START ANOTHER FIGHT HOT BATTLE IN LEGISLATURE DUE THIS WEEK SUNDAY REST BILL TO COME UP FOR ADOPTION Amendments by Selected Committee Eliminate All Provisions Except That Closing Saloons—Other Measures Pending [By Associated Press.] SACRAMENTO, Feb. 14.—Grove L. Johnson of Sacramento will hold the center of the stage again in the assembly during the coming week, when his constitutional amendment making Sunday a day of rest comes up for final consideration. It is predicted there will be an un usually interesting debate upon the subject and the parliamentary proceed ings will be complicated owing to the present status of the measure. Two weeks ago. after a stormy meet ing, the committee on constitutional amendments decided to report it out with a recommendation that it be not adopted, whereupon Johnson sent in a minority report recommending its adoption without amendment. But it was then amended by a select com mittee, eliminating all of the provisions except that which proposed to close the saloons on Sunday. The sponsor for the measure will make an effort to have the minority report adopted on the ground that no harm could be done by submitting the question to a vote of the people. It will be i special order of business for Thursday. The Leavitt-Stanton banking bill, which was drawn by a joint committee appointed at the last session of the legislature, also will be called up as a special order of business on that day The bill, which establishes a state department of banking with a super intendent at a .salary of $10,000 a year and an assistant at $5000, and which is designed to protect depositors in the event of failures, passed the senate on February S, was transmitted at once to the assembly and referred to the committee on banks and banking. Recommend Adoption That body recommended it do pass and it was made a special order for Wednesday. Three times since then action upon it has been postponed, considerable op^ position arising on last Friday when it was called up for consideration. R. L. Beardslee of Stockton, speaker at the last session and who appointed Philip A. Stanton of Los Angeles, the present speaker, on the joint committee, raised the question of the kind of se curities to be qivon by riep'>;ji!. and sfr. St&nton was compelled to take thejioor in defense of the bill. 4«?mblyman Johnson of Sacramento also*»objected to several minor pro visions of a legal character and the matter will be threshed out in debate Thursday. In the senate there are several special orders for Tuesday. The motion by Senator Wolfe to reconsider the vote by which the so-called tuberculosis bill was passed, probably will be the sub ject of a long' debate, with Senator Wolfe leading the fight against the bill. Senator Willis' motion to reconsider the vote by which a constitutional amendment was adopted increasing the powers of county boards of equali zation is also expected to take up some time in discussion. Another important measure to bo called up is that by Senator Stetson of Oakland to reconsider the vote by which the senate passed Assemblyman Johnson's bill providing for the regis tration of the purchasers of guns, pis tols and other firearms and the punish ment of dealers neglecting to register such purchasers. Governor Gillett pi-obably will sign the Walker-Otis anti-race track gam bling bill tomorrow or Tuesday. NIAGARA FROZEN UP ON AMERICAN SIDE Two Men Walk on Congealed Water from Prospect Point to Bath Island —Third Time in History NIAGARA FALLS. N. V., Feb. 14.— Only a tiny rivulet, not deep or swift enough to carry a pulp log over the brink, is flowing over the American side of Niagara Falls. A strong north east wind, which has blown since Fri day, has held back the water and al lowed the ice to gain a foothold. Two employes of the American res ervation walked from Prospect Point nearly to Bath island this morning. A great wall of ice runs from the head of Goat island to the American mainland, through which only tiny streams are able to trickle. This wall has even encroached on the Canadian channel, extending out some 200 feet beyond the Third Sister island, greatly diminishing- the flow over the Horseshoe. Only the very apex of the Canadian falls is left, and that is robbed of half of its flow. The gorge below is choken and the rapids have lost their fury, while the whirlpool is barely in motion. This is only the third time that this combination of wind and Ice has thus affected the falls since the white man came here. The other occasions Avere on March 29. 1848. and March 22, 1903. Escapes by Lightning SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Feb. 14.—A flash of lightning- put out the lights in the jail here last night, and Oscar Rowe escaped through the prison door into the basement, making his way to free dom through a coal chute. Rowe was awaiting trial in the criminal court on a charge of burglary. U. S. S. Brutus Damaged WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Feb. 14.— The United States collier Brutus, which was due here this morning- from Colon with coal for the warships, had not arrived at a late hour this afternoon. It is understood the Brutus has met with accident, the nature of which has not been made public.