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16 PAGES VOL. XXXVII. PRICE: 40 CENTS ny r\RRiFU MMHKKIS!). I'lCILJii: 40 CTjJNIS ?kr MONTH NINE INJURED AS CAR LEAPS RAIL AT CURVE Motorman Forgets to Turn Off Juice When Sharp Corner Is Reached PALM TREE IS BUFFER Passengers Are Thrown Through Windows as Car Turns Over TWO persons were seriously injured and seven others more or less seriously hurt nt 10:5S o'clock last night when the motorman of Univer sity car No. 381 failed to turn oft the power when the car hit the sharp curve at Twenty-third street and Estrella avenue. The coach leaped from the rails, turned over on its side and finally was brought to a halt when it ran into a palm tree in the front yard of a nearby dwelling house. Seriously Injured MISS CLARA IGO, tourist, living at the Heinzeman hotel, 620 South Grand avenue; sustained several fractured ribs; hysterical; may be Injured inter nally; taken to the home of Mrs. Ru dolph Krnus, 2140 Estrella avenue; con dition serious. A. A. GILHOUSEN, living at Zelda apartments, Fourth and Olive streets; taken by friends in auto to home of friend at 1439 South Flower street; sustained compound fracture of right arm, a fracture of the left leg and bruises on the body. Slightly Injured CONDUCTOR M. D. JONES. J. A. BOSSI, 1207 East Adams street. J. 11. BUCHANAN, 1911 East Ninth street. WILLIAM RICHARD, Hollywood. H. B, BECKWORTH, 1014 Fairview avenue. ARTHUR AHIIS. !>l2 Edgeware road. Thomas f. Mclaughlin, 840 Soutli Hill street, postoffioe clerk; bruise on head and two-inch laceration on back of neck; treated at receiving hospital. According to the stories of the pas sengers and practically confirmed by Conductor Jones, Motorman A. Mebius either failed to shut off the current in time before hitting the sharp curve at th» north entrance to Chester place or else loHt control of his motor. The cur hit the curve at a high rate of speed, jumped the tracks; there was a shower of glass and a number of the passengers were hurled through the broken wln dowg to the ground when the street car finally found a bumper in a palm tree in a convenient yard nearby, where the car turned over on its side. J. A. Bossl of 1207 East Adams street, one of the injured passengers who was able to go to his home, told this story: "I was sitting In the front seat on ths front end of the car. When we sot close to the curve at Twenty-third and Batrella we were going at a high rate oL' .speed and I didn't even see the motorman try to turn off the power. We Just hit that curve at full speed and then what tho car did I don't know much about because it did' it In a hurry. There was a shower of glass and the car turned over on its side and ran Into a palm tree. I know I was pretty well scratched up, but I think that all of us were lucky that we wore not more seriously injured." Conductor M. D. Jones admitted tha truth of Mr. Bossl's statement and said that the car was traveling fast when the curve was hit and that he felt no indication of the turning off of the power. AUTOMOBILE STOLEN; OWNER GRABS THIEF Car Driven Away from in Front of Theater Recognized; Chase Ends in Capture of One AVliJle going to his home last night after attending the Orpheum theater and reporting to the police that his automobile had been stolon during tho performance, Dr. a. a. Janes, 167S West Thirty-sixth street, looked from the electric car and saw his stolen auto, in which were three men. Dr. Janes called to a friend and left the electric car at Eighth and Olivo streets just in time to see the threo men leave the auto. Janes and his companion went in pursuit of the three men and captured one, the other two escaping. At police hindquarters the man captured gave the name of L. Hart, but refused to discuss his identity or that of his two companions who enjoyed a "joy" ride in Dr. Janes' automobile. He was locked up without bail. WILL ELIMINATE SALOON MEN CHICAGO, Feb. 16.—An effort to prevent saloon keepers and bartenders serving as election judgesl or clerks in tho "wet or dry" election April 5 was begun yesterday by the Anti- Saloon league, which filed with the bo&rd of election commissioners a pro test attacking sixty liquor men whose names appear on the official list. SENATOR TILLMAN ILL WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.—Senator Tillman of South Carolina was taken suddenly ill on the steps of the capltol today. Later he was removed to his home, where ho is under tho care of physicians. Senator Tillman was feel ing much better tonight. His physician said his condition was not alarming. RAILROADS PENSION THOUSANDS WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.—Twenty one railroad systems In the United States pension their employes, and hi,.]!• than 600,000 men on these lines are eligible to the benefits, according to a statement compiled by the bureau of statistics. Four of these systemß have inaile the retiring age 65 years. The others hold it at 70. LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORECAST For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair Thursday, with heavy frost in the | morning. Winds mostly northerly, shifting later to south. Maximum tern, perature yesterday 63 degrees, mini mum 40 degrees. LOS ANGELES New arrival from the east la robbed of fMOO In railway station. PAGE 1 California Bee Keepers' association com plains against the appointment of incom petent Inspectors. _ PAGE 16 Senator Wright discusses the spiriting away of youthful heirs to Barnard estate. PAGE 3 Husband irstiilos in divorce suit that Mrs. Mary B. Hay was a "social climber." PAGE 5 Police court discredits story of policeman accused of making unlawful arrest and acquits man whom officer accused. PAGE 16 Board of public works signs new contract with Desmond company: price of living for aqueduct laborers increased. PAGE 5 Pastor confirms story of John L. Grant and wife that he was given right to sell lease to property. PAGE 5 Former friend Is sued for stock by widow of one of Yellow Aster mine discoverers. \ " • PAGE 5 "Hurry Up Harry" Brown In court again; charged with Issuing fictitious check for tIOOQ. PAGE 5 League of Justice brands brutality of police as disgrace to civilization. PAGE 16 Business man from San Francisco com mits suiclcla after registering at hotel under assumed name. PAGE 16 Sunday school convention will open to night at First Methodist church. PAGE D Actors In Passion Play to be presented at Auditorium week of March 11 are hard at work. PAGE 16 Federation club welcomes Rev. Dr. J. Whlt comb Brougher, new pastor of Temple Baptist church, to city. PAGE 9 P. K. 1/lghtfoot, former oil and mining man, fatally Injured by Grand avenue car. . PAGE 16 Reports show big progress by chamber , of commerce; immigration committee favors open doors for Chinese and Japanese laborers. PAGE 8 East Hollywood swings into line for an nexation; suburg promises to be unanimous for proposition at election tomorrow. PAGE 6 Nine Injured as street car leaps from track and turns over at Twenty-! street and Estrella avenue. PAGE 1 Husband asks court to bar his mother-in law from his home. PAGE 6 Membership campaign of T. M. C. A. Is i opened with big auto parade. • PAGE C The new autodrome track at Playa del Rey Is given on Interesting tryout. • PAGE 11 Editorial, Letter box and Haskln'a let ter. PAGE 4 Society and music. PACK 7 Theaters. PAGE! 7 Marriage licenses. Births and Deaths. «s, PAGE 14 News of the court* PAGE 5 Municipal affairs. PAGE 5 Markets and financial. '• PAGE la Mining and oil. , , PAGE 13 Automobiles. PAGE 11 City brevities;' , '.. :—,. PAGE 5 Classified advertising. PAGE 15 Citrus fruit report. <-• PAGE 13 Shipping. PAGE 13 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Robert Evans Peterson, retired capital ist, dies from heart failure while con versing with friend. PAGE 14 Astronomer Chretien of France, who ar rives at Mt. Wilson observatory, ridi cules fears of danger from Halley's comet. PAGE 14 Hulk of Navajo, which will ply between San Diego and Portland, Is nearlng com pletion. PAGE 14 Testimony of water tender expected to be Important In the investigation of the Hopkins accident. PAGE 14 EASTERN . . Man from Ventura proves a puzzle to the police of Chicago. ■ PAGE 8 J. C. Stubbs testifies that Southern Pacific and Union Pacific were not competitors prior to the merger. ' PAGE 2 Republicans of New York state agree Investigation of legislative corruption cannot be suppressed, and Inquiry will be vigorously continued. PAGE 3 Niece of Senator Klklns of West Vir ginia attempts to commit suicide as result of opposition of senator to her going c-n stage. PAGE 1 Vortrees again trieß to silence Glavls by cutting his replies down to mono- • BVllablo statements, and Democratic senator comes to rescue; lively wrangle ensues. • - • PAGE 2 Swope said to havo paid fortune to a South American herb doctor for roots and leaves which "doctor" admits ho knew little about. PAGE 1 Taft anxious about senate's conduct; summons several solons to White House and admonishes them to get busy with his desired legislation. PAGE 2 Court decides famous Snell and Warner lawsuits, Involving million dollar es , tates In Illinois, In favor of plaintiffs. f PAGE 1 Entire east In grip of one of the worst blizzards of winter, and thousands of head of stock threatened; mer cury drops 63 degrees. PAGE 1 No provision made for public Inspec tion In incorporation tax measure pre sented in congress. PAGH 2 Society Is anxiously awaiting the Betting of wedding dale of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. . •, PAGE 8 FOREIGN Roosevelt tarries In Congo hunting grounds and decides to hunt elephants for day or two longer. PAGE 8 Count Bonl's parents sun Princess de Sasran, former Anna Gould, for sup port. PAGE 1 Chamberlain unable to sign parliament roster; has to be assisted by son. PAGE 1 Russian revolutionists have become milder and former violent president Is dethroned. PAGE 1 Roosevelt tarries In Congo forests, de laying his departure to Gondokoro. PAGE 8 MINING AND OIL I,ewln E. Aubrey, state mineralogist, begins investigation into affairs of the wildcat oil companies. PAGE 13 Manhattan Mall doubts sincerity of ope rations of the Patrick. Elliott and Camp oompany at Manhattan. PAGE 13 American Petroleum company brings in new wells and thereby Increases Its total production. . PAGE IS Amber oil well In North Midway field . flows 4000 barrel* a day. . PAGE 13 SPORTING Appearance of Battling Nelson Is encour aging to his admirers. PAGE 10 Mexican team defeats Riverside In open- Ing of polo tournament. PAGE 10 Los Angeles Driving: olub plans flne card - for Its farewell meet at Agricultural park. PAfii: 11 America league elects Dan Johnson prul dent at salary of (23,000 a year for twenty years. . : ■: s'. .;-.>■'.' PAGE 10 Automobile owner reports theft of auto to police; recognises wagon from street car I And captures on» thief. ;, • : ' PAGE 1, , . ■ , ■•: ■■■. .■ v.. - > THURSDAY MORNING, FIOBKIARY 17, 1010. COURT DISPOSES OF MILLIONS IN SNELL CONTESTS Two Famous Lawsuits, In volving liig Estates in Illinois, Settled WARNER CASE ENDED Illinois' Supreme Tribunal Adjudicates Battles for Fortunes [Ppfclni to The Herald.] SPRINGFIELD, 111., Fob. 16.— The supreme court today finally ad judicated the famous Snell and Warner cases, two of the most im portant cases of this kind in the. history (if Illinois litigation. After three trials in the Dewitt ! county circuit court and two hearings ' in tho supreme court Richard Snell wine in the contest to break the Will of his father. Col. Thomas Snell, the eccentric millionaire of Clinton, ivho disinherited his son in favor of his grand-niece. The supreme court today affirmed a Judgment of the circuit court of Dewitt county. The lower court had held in favor of Richard Snell, the son. who had been disin herited and the supreme court holds that <:01. !~nell was Influenced against liin son when he made his will, which was in favor of his grand-niece, Miss Maybelle Snell McNamara of Kansas City. Decides Warner Case The other case decided is that of John Warner, father of the former commissioner of pensions, A respasia*i Warner, The amount Involved is es timated at $1,600,000. John Warner was twice married. He had two children by his first wife and two by his second. Prior to his mar riage to his second wife he entered into an ante-nuptial contract whereby at his death she was to receive a nom inal sum. After his death she went into court and asked that the ante nuptial contract be set aside. On the trial of the case to set aside the contract sensational evidence was Introduced in which it was alleged that the second wife had negro blood in her veins, but the trial court set aside the contract, and its judgment was affirmed by the supreme, court. The effect of the decision is that the four children share equally in the es tate, with the exception that the widow gets a dower share and the trust is continued. TAKING LONG CHANCES ON $25 FINE IN NEW ILLINOIS STORK CLUB Twenty.Five Residents of Alton Think to Get Even with Women by - Putting Premium on Boy Babies ALTON, 111., Fob. 16.—Resenting the formation recently of the Manless club by their wives, twenty-five Altonites yesterday formed the Boys-Oiily Stork club, elected Olflcarj and adopted rule;; for the encouragement of the "Boys Industry" of Alton. When their wives recently perfected the Manless club, the cardinal doc trine of the organization was the •Girl Industry." The women declared the stork should never be permitted to deposit boyj in their homes. Only girls would be al lowed. Resenting the slight on their sex, the husbands of the women determined to organize a competing club, and have a few words of their own to say con cerning the kind of babies tha stork should leave. By way of inducement it was provid ed yesterday in the Boys-Only Stork club ruins that a bonus of $25 be paid out of the club treasury to each anu every man to whom the stork presents a boy. A fine of a like amount will bo assessed against each member to whom the stork brings a girl. ANAHEIM MAN ELOPES WITH GIRL FROM SHERMAN When License Is Issued Age of Bride. to.Be Is Sworn to as 18 ANAHEIM, Feb. 18,—Jake Snod graM of this city and Ruby Ruth of Sherman have been married in Los Angeles, and the affair was an elope ment which may have further devel opments in view of the fact that the brido is only 16 years old. Her age. was sworn to as 18. For more than a year Snodgrass has been attentive to the girl, but there was parental objection. After being denied admittance to the home the two managed to keep up a correspon dence. Advantage was taken of a visit of Miss Ruth to her sister, Mrs. Clinton Block in Los Angeles. After passing several days there she dis appeared and nothing has since been heard of the two. It is considered an elopement as a license was issued to them in Los Angeles. SAYS JAIL AT CAPITAL IS REAL "BLACK HOLE" WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.—Tho jail of the District of Columbia was compared to the black hole of Calcutta by Ward en Thomas McKee last night before the Brotherhood of the First Congregation al church. The warden said the jail was a menace to public health and safety, and a disgrace to the district government. There are cells In the jail for forty eight women, said the warden, but 125 have to be packed therein like cattle in a car. Into cells made for 260 men 680 men —black and white —are crowded. NEW SUBTREASURY DEMANDED SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16.—The president and congr*M have lu-ii i»-ti tionofl by the board of trade, chamber of oommarce, the mwch*nt*' exchange and other organizations of this city for an Immediate appropriation to rebuild the United States sub-treasury which IP-*royl r>r the lire "" \ prll, 1906 SWOPE SAID TO HAVE PAID HERB DOCTOR FORTUNE Novel Evidence Brought Out at Inquiry Into Mysterious Death FIND NEW WITNESS South American Admits j He Gave Medicine to Millionaire's Family , [Associated PrefsJ KANSAS CITY, Feb. 16.—How Chase Jordan, a negro of Kansas City, I Kas., who advertised himself as "minister of medicines, medical doctor and doctor of liver and gallstones," an admlnlsterer of herb treatment com pounded by himself, obtained from $10,000 to $20,000 in eight years for doc toring members of the Swope family | was told by the "doctor" today. He was called to give a deposition in" the slander suit brought by Dr. B. C. Hyde against John G. Paxton, executor for the »S\vope estate. The "doctor,' whose name was first brought into the Bwope case when Mrs. B. C. Hyde issued a statement expres sing confidence in her husband's inno cence and saying that Chrlsman Swope used Jordan's remedies. Jordan gave his deposition after much protest, as he claimed his minis tering to the Swopes had nothing to do with the case. Jordan , testified that his medicines were harmless "yarbs" as he called them. He said they were compounded from roots and herbs obtained in for eign countries and dug in the woods near here. He Chewed Them "But how could you tell whether these herbs were not poisonous?" he was asked by Attorney Walsh. "Why, that's easy," replied Jordan. I'd chew them. If they did not hurt me, certainly they weren't poisonous, and certainly they would not hurt my patents. That's the theory I work on." Tim herb man claims to be a South American. He was reared by a negro named Eli Jordan in Texas. There is no record of his having a physician's license. Dr. TV. T. Twyman, Swope family physician; O. B. Gentry, a druggist of Independence, of whom Col. Swope purchased a compound containing strychnine; Bejamin Smith and R. C. Fields, undertakers' assistants who aided in the removal of Col. Swope's body from the vault; Sylvester Spang ler, Col. Swope's confidential agent, and John G. Paxton testified before the grand jury today. As previously announced the pre liminary hearing of Dr. B. C. Hyde set for tomorrow morning in Independence will be continued for a week. RUSSIAN REACTIONISTS HAVE BECOME MILDER Former Ignorant and Violent President Dethroned, and Quieter Meth ods Will Prevail ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 2.—The League of Russian People, the ultra reactionary organization which has been so thoroughly discredited by the connection of some of Its prominent leaders with the murders of Messrs. Hertzenstein and Jollos of the lirst duma, Is now undergoing reorganiza tion, by which its influential backers in the court and country gentry circle hope to restore Its earlier prestige. Dr. Dubrovin, its noted president, an Ignorant and violent fanatic, whose ex tradition was demanded by the Finnish courts as the real instigator of the murder of Hertzenstoln, has been forced out, the executive council has been purged of the discredited elements, and the war with the liberal and revolu tionary forces in Russia hereafter will be waged on lines subject to criticism. Gen. Rimsky-Korsakoff, former gov ernor of Yarsolav, has been elected president. The reform excites appre hension In liberal circles since the forces behind Hie league are powerful and influential. MOSBY RANGER LEAVES A FORTUNE TO QUEER USES Wants $100,000 Mausoleum for Him self and a Cleopatra Needle Erected in Parents' Memory NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 16.—The for tune of John H. Core, one of tho famous Mosby Confederate rangers, is divided in a will no less remarkable than was the life of tho testator. Core hud accumulated $760,000 since the war. He directs that a mausoleum similar to John W. Mackay's in New York be erected to himself, but it must cost $100,000, "no more, no less." A "Cleo patra's needle" monument to cost $2000 is to be erected to his parents, and a Norfolk hoipitai Bets $6000 with the provision that it shall care tor his $100,000 mausoleum. The mayor of Norfolk Is to certify that Core's body Is not stolen but that it has been safely deposited in his tomb. FAMOUS AUTOGRAPHS SOLD BOSTON. Feb. 16.—Autographs, let ters and other documents In the hand writing of John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Elbridge Gerry and others of revolutionary fume, have Just been dis posed of here nt a sale of the effects of the estate o/ Rev. Joseph Willard, who was president of Harvard shortly after tha revolution. An autograph letter written by Benedict Arnold to Major General Gates, in the course of one of the campaigns of the revolution, brought $121. WASHINGTON TOWN GOES DRY SEATTLE, Feb. 16.—Anti-saloon won a victory yesterday In tho local option election at Kent, a town midway between s.attic and Tacomn, which went "dry" by a majority of 29 votes. The total vote out was 447. Five saloons are affected by the elec tion. After Her Farewell Party Society Girl Seeks Death IK' fIM B %t %L ~ MISS AGNES ELKINS NIECE OF ELKINS SHOOTS HERSELF GIVES FAREWELL PARTY AND ATTEMPTS SUICIDE West Virginia Senator Said to Have Discouraged Her Desire to Be Actress —Girl Will Recover [Associated Press] KANSAS CITY, Feb. 16.—A few hours alter giving what she believed to be a farewell party to a score of her friends, Miss Agnes Leslie Elkins, 26 years old, a niece of Senator Stephen B. Elkins of West Virginia, attempted suicide by shooting in her apartments In a hotel here tod.iy. The wound will not prove fatal. In a letter addressed to the sewspapers, which Miss Elkins wrote after dismiss ing her guests, she said: "I simply was tired of life, and the struggle for existence was more than I could meet." But friends of the young women say disappointment because her relatives objected to her choosing a theatrical career was the true cause. Miss Elkins has studied music for several years. She Is an accomplished singer. Recently she obtained a minor part with a theatrical company in New York, intending to adopt a stage career. Her relatives protested. She gave up the esgagement. Discouraged Her Senator Elkins is executor for Miss Elkins' father's estate, and it is said he used his Influence to prevent her becoming an actress. Senator Bikini induced her to visit him at Elkins, \V. Va., but could sot change her determination to become an actress. She. returned two weeks ago to prosecute a damage suit against the Metropolitan Street Railway company for $25,000 for injurlel received a year ago, but the case was postponed. She bought the revolver yesterday and later wrote several letters. Last night she entertained friends in her apartments and told them, as they be lieved, jokingly, that she w;is consider ing suicide. They laughed at her. After the revolver shot was heard, Miss Elkins was found lying across the bed. ' CHAMBERLAIN UNABLE TO SIGN PARLIAMENT ROSTER Former Secretary of State for Colonies Assisted by Son When He Appears in Commons LONDON, Feb. 16.—For the first time since he was stricken with pa ralysis several years ago, Joseph Chamberlain unexpectedly appeared in tho house of commons today and took the oath as B member of the new par liament. Mr. Chamberlain, walking with difficulty, was assisted by Ills son, Joseph Austen Chamberlain, and Lord Morpeth. When the membership roll was placed before him for his signature be requested the aid <>f Austen, who signed the name, of his father, the latter appending his mark. Still supported on either side, Mr. chamberlain moved to the speaker^ chair and shook .hands with Mr. Low ther, after which he made his way slowly from the chamber. CONVICT WHITE SLAVE OWNER SEATTLE, Feb. 16.—Max Thurna, charged with being a "white slave" owner, was found guilty by a Jury in the lupertor court today. Evidence in troduced during the trial, consisting largely of correspondence between Thurna and friends In other cities, ■showed that Thurna wan making a profit of *150 a week out of his "slaves." The evidence was secured by United States immigration inspec tors, who are waging a war on the traffic In the northwest. SNELL INSANE, SAYS COURT SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 16.—That Col. Thomas Snell was of unsound mind when be disinherited Ills son, Richard Knell, in favor of his grandnlece. Ma iiell Snell McNamara, is the Judgment of the Illinois supreme court in a dc cli lon handed down today. |">I.IN (jr-L-TJ L/Ulr IXjO . ON TRAINS. S CE>'TS ROBBED OF $5500 IN RAILWAY DEPOT SUITCASE WITH VALUABLE PAPERS STOLEN New Arrival from East Lays Satchel Down, and Daring Thief Runs Away with Valise A suitcase containing a diamonj ring valued at $500 and negotiable notes amounting to $5000 was stolen last night at the River station of the Southern Pacific railway company from E. E. Cox. Coif arrived from Martinsville, Ind., last night to go to work for the South ern Pacific. He had Just alighted from the train and was waiting to receive orders for his work today. He left his suitcase on the floor of the River station. While engaged in conversation with an official of the railway a sneak thief seized the suit case and ran. The thief obtained a lead of fifty yards before Cox was aware of the theft. Accom panied by another railway official, Cox started in pursuit, but the thief and suitcase were lost in the darkness. After an hour's search Cox reported the loss to police headquarters, and several detectives were detailed on the case. No arrest had been reported at an early hour this morning. In the suitcase was a camera, inside of Which Cox had placed the diamond ring for safe keeping. In carrying the case the ring had chafed his fingers and Cox carefully placed it inside the kodak. The change, according to hia story, cost him $500 in addition to the pa pers he valued at $£>UOO. COUNT BONI'S PARENTS SUE ANNA FOR SUPPORT Over $13,000 of Gould Money Is De. manded by Relatives of For. mer Husband PARIS, Feb. 16.—The Marquis and Marquise de Castellane have instituted suit ugalnst the Princess de Saguu for $13,000 back annuities which they al lege the count and countess in the marriage settlement of IS9B engaged themselves to pay at the rate of $5600 a year. This annuity was paid until the Count and Countess de Castellane were divorced, when the countess, formerly Miss Anna Gould, refused to contribute further to the support of her former husband's parents. CUBAN TREASURY HAS SURPLUS HAVANA, Feb. 16.—Senor Pasalodos, secretary to President Gomez, gave out a statement last night of the financial operations in the iirst year of the present administration. It shows that at the end of American intervention January 2S, 1909, the government found only $2,500,000 In the treasury to meet obligations of $12,000,000. Since that time all expenses have been paid. The budget for the coming fiscal year amounts to $29,620,031, which, compared with estimated receipts, shows a sur plus of $5,195.148. TWO GIVEN UP AS LOST VICTORIA, B. C, eb. 16.— J. Jensen, 22 years old, and M. Muller, 21 years old, who left the Sea Otter cove, Van couver Island, January 17, in a small sloop, carrying the mall to Winter Har bor, have been given up for lost. A searching party lias found a pair of blankets and part of the woodwork of the sloop. POLICE TAKE PRINCE'S NOTES BKULIN, Feb. 16.—The police agents have taken possession of the promis sory notes representing: $100,000 which were given by Prince Francis Joseph of Braganza in a mining venture to a man whom the prince says he sup posed to be Frederick Vanderbllt of New York. 2 cents ENTIRE WEST IN GRIP OF STORM AND COLD WAVE Violent Blizzard in North, South and Midwest Breaks Records LIVE STOCK DOOMED Mercury Drops 63 Degrees in Many Places—Snow • fall Is Heavy [Associate.! Pren] CHICAGO, Feb. 16.—A severe storm, i amounting in some places to a blizzard, and bringing to other lo calities a heavy downfall : , of .-snow driven by wind of almost hurricane violence swept over the west, north west and southwest today and tonight Is moving rapidly eastward. The storm extended as far east as Indianapolis, where nine inches ) of snow fell. Twelve inches of snow is reported at Terre Haute. Reaching into Oklahoma with a violent hall and sleet downfall and into northern Texas, Kansas, lowa, ! Arkansas, Missouri and : Minnesota. the storm played havoc with the Rocky mountain states, where It delayed for i hours transcontinental passenger trains. At Denver in the twenty-four hours ended today the temperature dropped 58 degrees. In other Colorado cities the storm unroofed buildings and blew in windows. In the mountains the wind * blew seventy-five miles an hour. In Wyoming a drop of 63 degrees was reported. At Cheyenne it was 4 below zero, and at J Lander 8 below. A heavy loss of live- ! stock was feared in Oklahoma, ■ where j the wind and sleet made suffering in tense. Much suffering was also re ported in Kansas and Missouri. Seattle reported that Northern Pa clfic trains due there were from seven ! to fourteen hours late on account of the heavy snow in Montana. MERCURY DROPS 50 DEGREES IN MISSOURI; STORM RAGES KANSAS CITT, Feb. 16.—An extreme fall in temperature ranging from 50 degrees at Sedalia, Mo., where it was 8 abcive zero today, to 22 degrees at Fort Smith, Ark., has been recorded in the southwest today during the last twenty-four hours. In parts of Kansas a blinding snow storm, accompanied by high winJs, pre vails, and in Northern Oklahoma sleet -and a windstorm are reported. At Muskogee, Okla., telephone wires were prostrated last night by a vio lent electrical storm that was accom panied by hall and sleet. In this city, where the temperature fell 46 degrees since yesterday, it was 9 above zero this morning. The temperature has, also fallen from 30 to 44 degrees since yesterday in northern Texas and lowa. A remarkable drop is recorded at Abilene, Tex., where the temperature is 24 this morning after an 82 regis tered yesterday. FIERCE STORM IN TEXAS DALLAS, Tex., Feb. 16.—0n the heels of spring-like weather the severest storm of sleet and snow of many years swept over the southwest tonight. From many points reports come of colder weather than that experienced, in the blizzard last month, when the records for twenty years were broken. STORM CLOSES MINES JOPLIN, Mo., Feb. 16.—A storm swept over the Missouri-Kansas mining district today, causing a general shut down of all mining plants and com plete demoralization of truffle. The do mestic gas supply is failing 1. Unless additional pressure can be supplied from wells in Kansa3 suffering will re sult. COLD IN WYOMING CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 16.—Snow nnd high winds which have swept Wyoming for the last thirty-six hour* have brought with them an extreme drop in temperature of 63 degrees at some points. It was 4 below at Chey enne today and & below at Lander. REPORTS FROM ALBUQUERQUE ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Feb. 16.— Intensely cold weather, accompanied by heavy wind and snow, prevails over northern and central New Mexico to day. Zero temperatures are reported from a number of places. MUCH STOCK IMPERILED GUTHRIE, Okia., Feb. 16.—A storm that struck central and Western Okla homa today has interfered with rail road traffic. It is predicted there will be heavy loss of live stock on the ranges. STORM REACHES SOUTH LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 16.—The storm by nightfall had crept down Into Western Kentucky and Tennessee, where from one to three inches of elect covered the ground. LIVESTOCK SUFFERING TOPEKA, Kas., Feb. 16.—Tempera tures near the zero mark prevail over Kansas tonight and the southwestern portion is covered with snow. Live stock Is suffering. BLIZZARD IN MISSOURI ST. LOUIS, Feb. 16.—The wiirst bliz zard of the winter is interfering with traffic and causing much suffering In this city and throughout Missouri and southern Illinois. TRAINS STALLED SEATTLE, Feb. 16.—Northern Paciflo trains due here today are from seven to fourteen hours late owing to heavy snow drifts in Montana. BTORM IN NEW MEXICO EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 16.—Trains on the Dawson railroad in northern New Mexico are tied up by a heavy snow. COLD AT TUCUMCARI TUCUMCARI, N. M., Feb. 16.—The thermometer registered t degree be low zero here this morning.