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Daring Raid of Two Men
Upon the Adel, lowa,
State Bank. •
And a Merchant Who Was
Unfortunately a Spec
One Robber Captured and the Other
Killed After a Running Battle
With Pursuers.
Apel, lowa, March 6. — A desperate and
partly successful attempt was made to rob
the Adel State Bank this morning. A few
minutes before 9 o'clock two strangers
drove into town and tied their team near
the public square. Without attracting any
particular attention they stepped into the
hank. The cashier, M. Leach, had just
taken from the vault currency for the day's
business. C. D. Bailey, a leading mer
chant, was writing at a .desk in the lobby.
They were the only occupants of the bank.
One of the strangers stepped up to the
cashier's window and said he wanted to
deposit some money. Almost immediately
the second robber, who was behind, lev
eied a shotgun at Leach and fired, the
chanre taking effect in his shoulder. He
then ordered the cashier to hand oveV the
money. The latter handed over a small
sack of silver, and then, though badly
wounded, seized a drawer containing $3000
in gold and currency, and, staggering to
the vault, he pitched the money in and
shut and locked the door. Weakened
from loss of blood he fell to the floor. One
of the robbers then sprang f oyer the counter
and began shoveling the money in sight into
a sack, and the one with the gun turned to
Mr. Bailey, who was still standing at the
desk, and tired a shot at him, wounding
him in the neck. Bailey fell to the floor, and
the robber shot at his prostrate form, but
missed. By this time a crowd had col
lected outside, and the robbers, one carry
ing the money and the other with leveled
gun, made a rush for their team.
Fully fifty shots were fired at them, but
none apparently took effect. They quickly
got in their buggy, and still keeping the
crowd at bay, drove rapidly away. Several
men sprang upon horses and followed, and
a running tight of several miles ensued.
About four miles south of town the buggy
driven by the robbers struck a tree and
broke a wheel. The robbers, still closely
pursued, abandoned their rig. One hid
behind a bank, where he was soon cap
tnred, and the other, with the gun, ran
iuto a barn near by. The barn was sur
rounded, but the bandit held the crowd at
bay. He was called upon- to surrender, but
resolutely refused to do so, and said he
would never be taken alive. After a par
ley the crowd partially untied the captured
robber and compelled him to set tire to the
barn. The advancing flames finally forced
tiie robber to come out, but he still refused
to surrender and the crowd of citizens fired
a volley at him. He fell dead, pierced by
three bullets. Two took effect in the head
and one in the side, and either would have
been fatal.
It was with the utmost difficulty that
the angry crowd was prevented from
wreaking vengeance on the robber that was
alive. But Sheriff Payne hustled him into
a buggy and drove rapidly out of the way
to town. A crowd of several hundred gath
ered at the jail when the Sheriff reached
here with his prisoner. There were loud
cries of "Shoot him!" "Hang him!" but
the officer managed to elude the mob and
landed his trembling prisoner safely be
hind the bars.
The captured man, or rather boy, who is
only 19 years of age, has made a complete
confession. He ?ays his name is Charles
W. Crawford, and his home is near Patter
son, Madison County. The dead robber is
O. Wilkins, and was released only a few
weeks ago from the Minnesota peniten
tiary at Stilwater, where he served three
years for robbery. Crawford gays their
only weapon was a repeating Winchester
shot gun, carried by Wilkins, and the tes
timony of witnesses bears out this state
ment. He claims to have been coerced
into assisting Wilkins and says they went
to Indianola last Monday morning for
the purpose of robbing the bank there, but
he refused at the last moment after reach
ing the town and the job was abandoned.
They stayed last night with a farmer liv
ing a few miles south of here and drove to
town this morning. Their team was stolen
from the prisoner's uncle, W. W. Craw
ford of Madison County.
They secured only about $600 from the
bank, and the money was all found where
their buggy broke down. It is not believed
that either Bailey or Lcachis fatally hurt.
The latter received a full charge of shot in
the shoulder making a bad but not dan
gerous wound. Bailey was shot in the
neck, the flesh and skin being torn away
almost to the windpipe. He will recover
unless inflammation sets in. Several citi
zens were hurt by the robbers on the way
to the buggy. Postmaster Barr stepped
out of the postoffice just as the retreating
robbers passed. The latter ordered him in
side, but before he could comply tired at
him, one shot striking his forearm and an
other piercing his hat and grazing his
forehead. J. M. Byers, J. M. Simcoe and
a boy named Charles Decker were also
injured. The daring robbery has caused
great excitement, the town is full of armed
men, most of whom had turned out from
neighboring towns on the first report of the
robbery to aid in the capture of the rob
bers. There is still considerable talk of
lynching Crawford, but the Sheriff and
leading citizens are trying to pacify the
crowd and will probably succeed, though
if anybody made a start there would be
plenty of followers to make the bandit
stretch hemp.
Captain Morgan Explains the Escape of
His Jirothi-r, the General.
Washington. Ky., March 6.— Captain
Charlton H. Morgan, brother of General
John Morgan, who with his other brother,
R. C. Mo gan, was in the Ohio penitentiary
during the civil strife up to the time of
the General's escape, when shown Reede
baugh's statement about Government con
nivance, said:
•'The story is impossible. There were
seventy of Morgan's men in the peniten
tiary, thirty-five in single cells on the first
floor and the same number on the floor
above. Brother Dick had a cell on the
first floor and the general on ihe second
"A tunnel was made with knives stolen.
from the tables. A hole was cut under the
cot of Captain Thomas H. Hines' room, on
the first Hoor, and sunk to the arched tun
nel running under all of the first floor cells.
The bricks and mortar under seven cells
were removed, leaving a thin crust of
cement under each cell cot.
"A tunnel was then made crossing be
neath the corridor and coming out in the
jail yard. On the night of the escape, as
they came from supper, brother Dick
changed cells with the general unnoticed
by the guard. When all was ready the
seven who escaped broke the crust of cement
in the cells, dropped into the tunnel, came
out into the yard, scaled the fence over
each other's backs, using roped bedclothes
to drop on the other side. Each of the
seven left a dummy on the cot of the cell.
The escape was first discovered by seeing a
rope on the wall. It was thought at first
that State convicts had escaped. They
were called out and the roll called."
"A hurried search was then made of the
cells of the prisoners of war, The seven
cells on the lower tioor were found vacant.
I was standing by Warden Marion soon
after as we were called out in the corridor.
Marion said: 'Morgan, I am glad the Gen
eral did not escape. 1 would rather all the
rest got away than him. Let's go up and
see the General.'
"When we reached Morgan's cell and
Marion saw brother Dick there in his
place, he exclaimed, "My God, the General
has escaped." There was no mistaking his
surprise and consternation. Besides, abso
lutely none but Morgan's men knew of the
plan of escape until all were gone.
"The citizens' clothes worn by the gen
eral were sent by Colonel Bob Hollins, the
racehorse man of Cincinnati, for whom the
General bad done a kindness in
racing matters. None of the pris
oners of war were subjected to the
indignity of wearing convict garb, though
their heads and faces were shaved. They
were allowed to receive suits from friends,
and also to write letters under the super
vision of the authorities."
Assemblyman Monroe "Roasts"
the Chief Executive of
Lively Rumpus in the Legisla
ture Over the Defeat of
a Pet Bill.
Little Rock, Ark., March 6.— lntense
; excitement was felt in the House this
! afternoon when Mr. Monroe of this county
rose to a question . of personal privilege
and bitterly denounced Governor Clarke
in connection with the Governor's criticism
of the House for defeating the Railroad
: Commission bill.
Monroe made a hot speech and excoriated
: the Governor in unmeasured terms. He
accused Clarke of making promises when
' running for Attorney-General to collect
back taxes from the telegraph and railroad
companies, but had failed to fulfill the
promise. Monroe continued by saying
that he called on the Governor yesterday
on public business and was insulted by the
I Governor, who refused to see him.
In the course of Monroe's bitter speech
he was repeatedly cautioned by the chair
to use milder language, but he paid no at
j tention and continued to flay the Gov
! ernor. He concluded by saying among
other things:
"I do not say anything here that I will
not say to any man anywhere. I feel like
standing upon this floor and branding that
i man who insinuates anything against this
i body as an infamous liar. I have as much
or more evidence to prove that Clarke is a
rascal than he has to prove the members
; of this Legislature are."
A reporter asked Governor Clarke this
| evening what he had to say in reply to
Monroe's attack on him. He said :
"In answer to your inquiry I have to
! say that it is not expected of me that I
I should notice every cur that barks at my
heels. The one I refer to is already in
possession of my opinion of him."
In the House this afternoon Butler
offered a resolution ordering the Sergeant
at-Arms to eject from the House the rep
resentatives of the Memphis Commercial
i Appeal because of criticisms in that paper
on the course of the members who opposed
the railroad commission bill. Pandemo
nium reigned when the resolution was
read, and the House deferred action until
to-morrow by the advice of cool-headed
Sir Richard Websier Will Question the
British Government.
London, March 7.— The Times says that
exceptional interest attaches to the ques
tion that Sir Richard Webster, member
'of Parliament for the Isle of
Wight, Division of Hampshire, and
i one of the British counsel before the
I Bering Sea tribunal of arbitration, will
i put to the Government to-day (Thursday)
j a question in regard to the negotiations
i for the settlement with the United States
of British sealers' claims for seizure prior
to the arbitration proceedings.
Sir Richard will point out that the award
of the tribunal was adverse to the United
Htates, the only point unsettled being the
j amount of compensation, and that Canada
| had agreed to the amount she was willing
I to accept in full settlement of her claims.
Therefore, bt will ask whether, in view
of the great and growing discontent in
Canada, the Government proposes to take
any action, if so, what steps, to settle the
dispute, either by obtaining the payment
by the United States of the amount agreed
to or, if necessary, by arbitration.
After a Desperate Fight the Japa Gain
Another Victory.
Shanghai, March 6.— The Japanese cap
tured the city of New Chwang Monday
night after a desperate fight with the Chi
nese defenders.
Local papers state that the Third and
Fifth Japanese divisions attacked the
native city of Newchwang from the north
ward on the morning of March 4. A large
number of Chinese filed towards Yin Kow,
the treaty port. The Chinese defenders of
the native city occupied the houses and
streets, but were gradually run out, all the
while stubbornly resisting.
At 11 o'clock Monday night all the Chi
nese were driven out of the city, after
having lost 1880 killed or wounded. Six
hundred were made prisoners. Eighteen
guns and a quantity of munitions of war
fell into the hands of the Japanese. The
losses of the Japanese were only 200 killed
or wounded.
Died After Arrest.
New York, March 6.— Ex-Judge James
McDonald of Chicago died suddenly here
to-night. He had just been arrested on a
charge of causing a disturbance in a cafe.
It is not known whether his death was due
to natural causes or to blows received dur
ing a personal altercation.
There are over 300 orders of nobility in
the various states of Germany.
Says Sentiment on the
Money Question is
Silver Champions to Conduct
Their Campaign on Very
Straight Lines.
Men of the New Party Fighting for
a Proper Recognition of the
White Metal.
Washington, March 6.— ln conversation
with the correspondent of the Call to-day
General Warner, who is the most active of
those engaged in the new silver party
movement, said :
"Sentiment on the money question is
rapidly crystallizing in the United States
and the campaign of next year will show
that the people are interested in but one
issue. That issue is the gold standard
versus the bimetallic standard. Bimetal
lism will win. The campaign will be con
ducted on straight and well-defined lines,
and everybody, politicians included, will
be brought to the scratch."
"What is your idea of what the policy
of the gold men is likely to be at the in
ternational conference?" was asked.
"As they are playing merely for delay
they may try to divert the question from
its legitimate channel. The Rothschilds
may even propose some such scheme as
they did before for extending and increas
ing the uses of silver. But that is not the
end we have in view, nor will any such
proposition be seriously considered by the
friends of silver. Silver properly recog
nized as the standard money is what we
are fighting for and we will be content
with nothing else. Of course, there will be
talk about a change of ratio, but nothing
can come of that. France for one would
refuse to recom her silver. But her pro
gramme is in no wise dependent upon what
the conference may or may not do. We
are satisfied that England will dominate
the deliberations and decision, and this is
warrant enough for us to go ahead with
our plans."
"Will the new party make any effort to
influence results in this year's State elec
"No, though, of course, the silver ques
tion will, without any effort of ours, come
up in State convention and be discussed on
the stump. Silver, too, will show gratify
ing strength. But we arc arranging for
the national campaisn. We can hope for
no permanent benefit without we can se
cure the election of a President and Con-
gress friendly to silver and committed to
the remonetization of that metal, and so
our fight proper will not be made until
next year. And it will be made in earnest,
and under conditions that will bring silver
men together out of both old parties.
There will be some hesitation here and
there for awhile. Old political affiliations
are not easily broken, but when the real
issue is presented and the real situation
understood, no sincere friend of silver,
north or south, east or west, will draw
back or desert her cause."
"No mention is made about a running
mate for Mr. Sibley?" was suggested.
"There is some difference of opinion as
to the Vice-President," was the reply. "It
has not been agreed as yet whether the
second place on the ticket should be rilled
from the South or West, or by a former
Republican or Democrat. But that will be
attended to in time."
"Who are you expecting the gold men
to put up next year?"
"Their ticket may be Morton and Lin
coln. Morton would represent their policy
very well, being a rich New York banker,
and Lincoln's name would be expected to
draw in the Middle States and throughout
the coast. I don't think Reed stands any
chance. The gold men will play for the
East and must take and make the most of
a thoroughly representative man of their
kind and locality. Morton would suit
them better than Reed. "
Syndicate Bond-Buyers Depositing Gold
iim .Fast as Required.
Washington, March 6.— The seeming
falling-off of $2,000,000 in the gold reserve,
as shown by the district treasury state
ment, was the subject of anxious tele
graphic inquiries sent to-day by the treas
ury officials to the sub-treasury at New
York. The replies were to the effect there
had been no loss of gold either for export
or otherwise and that the seeming loss
was occasioned by an error in bookkeep
ing by which gold received on account of
bonds had been credited to the general
gold account.
Mr. Jordan, the sub-treasurer at New
York, and the superintendent of the assay
office are both temporarily absent and it is
expected some one unfamiliar with the
complicated details of the bookkeeping de
partment had made a wrong entry. The
matter will be straightened out to-night.
The treasury officials repudiated the public
statement that they were dissatisfied with
the rate at which gold was being deposited
under the recent bond contract. On the
contrary, they say the syndicate has more
than complied with the requirements of
the contract in this particular, and as a
matter of fact the Government prefers that
the gold should come in slowly.
The contract calls fora deposit by foreign
bidders of not less than 300,000 ounces per
month and this limit has been consider
ably exceeded from the first.
Mining Case of Great Interest Before
the Supreme Court.
Washington, March 6. — The Supreme
Court of the United States was engaged in
listening to arguments in the case of the
Last Chance Mining Company vs. the
Tyler Mining Company, which" comes to
the court on a writ of certiorari from the
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Both mines are located in Idaho, and the
suit involves, besides the question of prior
ity of locations, the effect of broken end
lines and the more important point as to
whether the owners of a mining claim
have the right .to follow their ledges out
side the surface lines of their property
extended vertically.
Mission of Osage Indians to the Xational
Washington, March 6.— The delegation
of Osage Indians from Oklahoma had a
long talk to-day with Commissioner Smith
at the Indian Bureau. There were two
factions represented, the full-bloods and
the half-breeds, and Major Henry B. Free
man, the agent for the Osages, and an in
terpreter accompanied them. They wanted
the tribal lists purged, claiming that many
persons not entitled to enrollment had
been placed on the list through corrupt
means; sought to have the offspring of the
union of a white man and an Indian
woman, born after the passage of the act
of 1888, recognized as Indians instead of
whites, as prescribed by law, and also dis
cussed the trading privileges of their reser
The bureau officials will co-operate with
them as far as possible in purging the
lists, and will make an investigation of
the matter through an inspector.
The Interpreter of the Argentine Lega
tion Admits the Crime.
Washington, March 6.— Manuel Al
magro, accountant and interpreter to the
Argentine legation in this city, was to-day
arrested at the office of the legation and
locked up at the request of Minister Zebal
los, on a charge of embezzling $2600 of the
funds of the legation.
Almagro confesses his guilt. He says he
lost a large sum belonging to the legation
on the street last November. Being afraid
to confess he tried to make it up by gam
bling with the legation money, all of which
passed through his hands. By January he
had lost in all $2600. He then confessed to
Minister Zeballos, who gave him time to
raise and replace the money. He visited
Cuba, where his father is said to be a
prominent man, but failed to secure the
money, and the Minister, finally losing pa
tience, caused his arrest.
Members of Christian Churches
Take Action as to Tur
key's Tactics.
By Its Treaties This Government
Has the Right to Protest
Against Atrocities.
Boston, March 6.— At a meeting of citi
zens in this vicinity representing various
Christian denominations, held at Hotel
Bellevue this afternoon, the imperiled con
dition of American interests in Turkey
were discussed and the following resolu
tions were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That in consequence of existing
treaties between the United States and Turkey
it lies within the power of the United States
Government to exercise ite influence and au
thority to protect the interests of American
citizens resident in Turkey.
Resolved, That in view of the frequent viola
tion of American rights during many years, it
is the duty of the United States to secure 6trict
justice in each case of violation of such rights.
Resolved, That it is the duty of our Govern
ment to utter its protest against the Armenian
atrocities that have shocked the civilized
i;<solvtd, That we appeal to citizens through
out the United States to use all possible influ
ence with the Government at Washington, by
petition and otherwise, to, obtain indemnity
for the past and security for the future.
Resolved, That we suggest to all ministers of
the gospel throughout the country to bring to
the attention of their people on the last Sunday
in April the facts relating to the Armenian
atrocities and the vindication of our rights.
Charles Carl ton Coffin (chairman), Rev.
Francis E. Clark (secretary), Rev. Joseph Cook,
Rev. Edward U. Porter, Professor J. W. Stuck
enburg and Rev. William C. Wiuslow.
William K. VanderbiWs Conduct In
dorsed by His family.
New York, March 6. — There has been
considerable stir in society over the Van
derbilt divorce yesterday, and it is the
general impression that W. K. Vanderbilt
is glad to be free. At any rate his family
was heartily in union with him, and for
several months none of the Vanderbilts
have spoken to Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt. It
has been embarrassing at times, when the
women of the family have met at balls,
but when they have done so it has always
been as strangers.
It is quite well known that Mrs. Alva
Vanderbilt's desire was to live in Europe
most of the time. After the divorce
America is not pleasant to her, so she
had planned to take her children abroad
and join the American colony in either
London or Paris. The only concession
that W. K. Vanderbilt seemed anxious to
have made him was that his children be
educated in America.
A'otr Thtre Will Be a Big Strike of the
Coal Miners.
PnrsBURG, March 6.— A1l negotiations
between the miners and the owners in the
Pittsburg district have been declared off
and the strike, involving 12,000 to 17,000
men, is ordered.
The conference committee of the miners
and the owners failing to agree on a 69-cent
rate, demanded by the former, the opera
tors proposed a joint convention of the
miners and operators in this city for Satur
day. The proposition was reported to the
Miners' Convention this morning and
promptly rejected.
A vote was then taken and the strike or
dered to take effect immediately. The
miners are hopeful of winning, as the lake
shipments of coal are about to begin and
never before have the miners been so thor
oughly organized.
Children, of His First Wife Desire Some
ef the Property.
Rochester, N. V., March 6.— lt is re
ported here that the heirs of the late
Frederick Douglass' will will contest pro
bate of the will of the deceased when it is
offered at Washington.
It is said the feeling of the children of
the tirst wife and the widow has not al
ways been the most friendly and that dur
ing the hitter days of Douglass' life he
deeded much of his property to Mrs.
Douglass without the knowledge of the
children, who are now considerably exer
cised in seeing their father's property slip
ping away from them.
Mexican Mustang
goes to the
very citadel of pain
and puts all
aches to flight.
Five Idle Vessels Will
Now Be Placed in
However, One Thousand More
Will Be Enlisted in the
But With the Increased Forces Two
New Fighters Are to Be at
Once Equipped.
Washington, March 6. — Having secured
the necessary legislation from Congress
after a hard struggle the officials of the
Navy Department have taken prompt ac
tion to put five or more vessels into com
mission for active service. The five are the
steel cruiser .boston and corvette Marion
at the Mare Island yard, the modern
double- turreted monitor Amphitrite at the
navy-yard at Norfolk and the Governruent-
built battle-ship Maine and the old wooden
frigate Lancaster at the Brooklyn navy
These vessels have been ready for some
time and would have been put into com
mission before but for a lack of seamen.
The Maine and Amphitrite are new ships
and have never been to sea. The Lancas
ter and Marion are veterans. The Marion
is in the same class as the Alert and Ran
ger, now doing service on the western
coast of Central America, and like them
she is believed to be good for several years'
more service.
The Lancaster is one of the finest ships
of the old navy and has made an excellent
record. Being constructed of wood she- is
obsolete as a fighting machine, according
to modern ideas, and she has sailed her
last foreign cruise. Her last active ser
vice was as flagship of the Asiatic squad
ron. She will never again occupy a station
of such importance. Since her return to
New York she has been transformed into
a training-ship and, when commissioned,
will be sent to Newport and utilized in
giving practical instruction in gonnery.
Congress added 1000 men to the enlisted
strength of the navy, and the Navy Depart
ment has decided to utilize the increase at
once in manning the five ships mentioned.
The Boston. Marion and Lancaster have
undergone extensive repairs and have been
ready for sea for some time. It is esti
mated that it will take the entire additional
force to properly man the quintet. The
statement that the provision for the in
crease of the enlisted force has been ren
dered nugatory by a failure to appropriate
for their "food and clothing" is erroneous.
As a matter of fact there is ample provision
for feeding the men out of the general
provision for rations, and, so far as clothing
is concerned, no appropriation is needed,
for the simple reason that "Jackies" like
officers have to pay for their own clothing.
The new men will be provided with the
necessary clothing by the Government and
the cost thereof will be deducted gradually
from their pay, just as has been done with
men in the navy from time immemorial.
There is a general appropriation for rations
for enlisted men, and according to the
statement of naval officers no distinction
will be made between old or new men in
the use of this fund, which is ample under
all conditions to meet every possible
requirement up to the time of the next
regular meeting of Congress, when there
will be ample time to consider a deficiency
in this respect, if it should then exist.
Without an increase in the present en
listed force it would have been impossible
to place a single additional vessel in com
mission. For three years the navy has
suffered severely for want of men to
properly man the new ships. The navy
yards, receiving ships and recruiting
stations were so depleted by constant drafts
upon them that finally they all together
could not muster men enough for a crew
for one ship. The Maine would have been
put into commission two months ago had
there been a crew available. The same is
true of the Boston and tbe Amphitrite.
Of the vessels soon to be placed in com
mission the Boston and Marion will be
attached to the Pacific squadron under
command of Admiral Beardslee, and the
Maine and Amphitrite will be attached to
the North Atlantic or home squadron,
under command of Admiral Meade.
The Lancaster will probably be under
command of the head of the naval training
school at Newport.
Austria's Inducements for the Coming
Show at Vienna.
■Washington, March 6.— Secretary .Mor
ton has been advised through the De
partment of State of an international ex
hibition of agricultural machinery to be
held in Vienna on May 5, 6, 7 and 8, 1895.
The list of applicants for space from
American exhibitors will remain open
until April 1, 1895, and all exhibits must
"be in place by the 13th of the same month.
Exhibitors whose machinery needs power
must supply their own motors, which will
be regarded as a part of the exhibit. Ar
rangements have been made concerning
the free entry of all exhibits and privilege
of transportation over the Austrian rail
ways, and the Austrian Government has
requested this Government to guarantee
free re-entry of all exhibits from this
country which may not be sold in Austria.
Colored Recorder Taylor Successfully
Prosecutes Editor Chase.
Washington, March 6.— The libel case" of
C. H. J. Taylor, the colored Recorder of
Deeds of the District of Columbia, against
W. Calvin Chase, the editor of a local
negro organ, was closed to-day, and the
jury after being out ten minutes Teturned
a verdict of guilty. The defense riled a
motion for appeal and intends to carry the
case to the District Court of Appeals.
The trial has attracted considerable in
terest owing to the testimony introduced
by the defense. Taylor was charged with
gross immorality, both in and out of office,
and with making illegal polifical assess
ments. The prosecution claimed that the
charge was the result of a conspiracy to
force the colored population to make con
cessions to a faction of the race.
Bids for »ip Torpedo-boats,
Washington, March 6.— The bureau
chiefs of the navy, to whom the bids for
the new torpedo-boats were referred for ex
amination and report, are having much
difficulty in the work of making selections.
Several of the bidders submitted original
designs and it was necessary for the board
to examine very carefully and to have ex
perts make calculations of the weights of
the hall and machinery in each case.
Secretary Herbert Appoints a Beard to
Inaugurate Uniformity.
Washington, March 6.— The last Con
gress having passed an act providing when
ever, by the articles of the navy, the pun
ishment under sentence of a court-martial
is left to the discretion of the court, and
that punishment in time of peace shall not
be in excess of a limit prescribed by the
President, Secretary Herbert to-day ap
pointed a board of naval officers to con
sider the subject and report a schedule of
punishments in such cases. The navy has
long felt the need of a reform in this re
spect, the sentences imposed between dif
ferent court-martials for the like offenses
varying much in severity.
Condition of the Treasury.
Washington, March 6.— To-day's state
ment of the condition of the treasury
shows: Available cash balance, $181,
--960,239; gold reserve, $89,634,920.
He Attends a Consultation in
the Fair Will Case and
The Governor as an Expert in
Avoiding Distasteful
Governor Budd slipped quietly irto town
yesterday morning and as quietly slipped
out in the evening. He was here in con
nection with the Fair will contest, having
been retained some time ago as special
counsel by Charles Lewis Fair, the con
The Governor went directly to the office
of George A. Knight, in whose law library
he spent the morning consulting authori
ties. In the afternoon he went to the Cali
fornia Hotel, where he shut himself up in
a room with Mr. Fair and a number of
lawyers and refused to see all visitors.
The few politicians who knew he was in
town gathered about the hotel and anx
iously hugged their hopes for an interview.
But the Governor was not "at home," and
a load of disappointment was carted away
in many breasts. He quietly left the hotel
shortly after 5 o'clock, and an hour later
was on his way to Sacramento, in company
with Porter Ashe.
A Chinaman Murderously Assaulted on
the Streets*
Highbinders broke out in a new place in
Chinatown last night about 9 o'clock, and
Ah Him, one of a trio of thugs, was taken
to the old City Prison by Officer Winzler
and booked for assault to murder.
A Chinaman, Woo Sing, was passing the
corner of Waverly place and Clay street
when he was suddenly set upon by three
of his countrymen. He made a dash to
get away, but at that moment one of the
highbinders slashed him across the right
side of the neck with a large dirk knife,
cutting a deep gash. The assaulted man
cried for help, and a crowd soon gathered
around him where he fell to the ground
bleeding profusely.
The three highbinders made a rush to
get away and soon disappeared in the rear
of the building, 843 Clay street. One of
highbinders, Ah Him by name, was ar
rested, but the other two made their es-
Sergeant Christiansen of the Chinatown
squad made a thorough search of the
premises and found the blood-stained dirk
with which the cutting was done on the
back steps of the house. A further search
inside revealed further evidences of high
bindery and desperate purposes. Among
other things Officer Christiansen found a
long dirk, sharp as a razor and evidently
of Chinese manufacture, and five boxes of
the most powerful fulminating gun caps,
sufficient to blow up half a dozen buildings
if exploded all at one time.
All the officers of the squad were notified
of the assault and set on the alert for the
two highbinders who escaped, and to look
out for further assaults which might fol
low this desperate attempt at murder on
the public street.
Woo Sing was driven to the Receiving
Hospital. Dr. Berry fonnd a long, deep
gash extending from his right ear round
the scalp almost to his left ear. There was
another long, deep cut in his back. It took
the doctor nearly an hour to stitch and
dress the wounds, and all that time Woo
Sing never moved a muscle. Neither of
the wounds is considered dangerous.
Simple as
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great many people
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What Mates tie CopeM Medical
Institute Popular.
Relief From the Tortures of Chronfo
Diseases Almost Instantly, and a
Certain Cure Follows for $5. a
Month. Medicines Included.
"Doctor," said a patient In the offices of Dn>
Copeland and Neal, "the relief that your treat-
ment brings is worth the fee you oharge. to say
nothing about the cure of the trouble. When
I came here first I did not know what it was to
breathe easy, my nose was always clogged up
and I had to breathe through my mouth, and
then the pains I had were torture, bat sine*
taking the treatment my nose is free, my breath-
ing is easy and I have no pains at all, and that
alone is worth ten times as much as I have paid
you not only that, but I am certain of an
ultimate cure." •
This gentleman simply spoke the truth, as the
patients of Drs. Copeland and Neal know from
experience. The treatment is not only a certain
cure, but a speedy relief from the annoying
symptoms of chronic diseases. Medicines neces-
sary are included in the $5 a month rate.
William H. Green, an Old Veteran, Who
Resembles Mr. Harrison.
William H. Green, a veteran of the late war,
who lives at 506 Eddy street, bears so close a
resemblance to Benjamin Harrison that he has
frequently been pointed out as the ex-Presi-
dent. Mr. Green is another who cheerfully
testifies to the great good accomplished by the
Copeland system. He says.
William H. Green, 506 Eddy street.
"I have suffered from catarrh ever since the
late war. The trouble was brought on by ex-
posure while fighting for my country. At first
it was only in my head and throat, but it grad-
aally extended until the whole system was
affected. 1 had all the symptoms so "frequently
mentioned, and what was worse I had a severe
vertigo. "I would often have to stop on tha
street and sit down to keep from falling over.
I was treated for it time and again, but nothing
gave me any relief until I took treatment at
the Copeland Medical Institute. Now I feel re-
markably well, better than I have in years. I
feel young again and want to recommend Drs.
Copeland and Neal for the great good they
have done me."
For those desiring the treatment by mail, the
first step is to drop a line to Drs. Copeland
and Neal for a question list or symptom
blank. Return same with answers filled out
and treatment may be commenced at once.
Every mail brings additional proof of the suc-
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No fee larger than §5 a month asked for any
disease. Our motto is: "A Low Fee. Quick
Cure. Mild and Painless Treatment."
Tie CopeM Medical Institute,
91 6 Market St, Next to Baldwin Hotel,
Over Beamish's.
J. G. NEAL, M.D.
SPECIALTIES— Catarrh and all diseases of
the Eye, Ear, Throat and Lungs. Nervous Dis-
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Office hours— 9 a. M. to 1 p. M., 2t05 p. m.,
7to 8 :30 p. m. Sunday— lo a. m. to 2p. m.
Catarrh troubles and kindred diseases treated
successfully by mail. Send 4 cents in stamps ■
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OF '
San Francisco, March 1, 1895.
The regular semi-annual examination of appli-
cants for teachers' certificates (High School, Gra-
mmar and Primary grades and special certificates)
will commence at the Normal School building,
Powell «t., near Clay, on SATURDAY, March 16,
at 9a. m. Applicants who wish to pass an exami-
nation for High School certificates or special cer-
tificates will send notice to this office on or before
March 9.
In compliance with the State school law each
applicant must pay an examination fee of $2 la
advance. Applicants who intend taking the exam-
ination must register prior to the commencement of
the same, as no fees will be received on that date.
Some additions have been made to tbe studies
required for grammar and primary certificates, and
changes have been made in the schedule of credits.
Information on same may be obtained at the offlco
of the Board of Education.
Superintendent of Common Schools.
Gkobse Beanston, Secretary.
poraMons and associations are required to de-
liver to the Assessor's office, new City Hall, im-
mediately a statement, under oath, of all property,
both real and personal, owned or claimed by him,
her or them, or in their possession, or held in • trust
for others at 12 o'clock meridian on the FIRST
MONDAY of March, 1895.
The polltax of $2 is now due and payable at this
office or to a Deputy Assessor.
■ Office hours from 8 o'clock a. st, to 9 o'clock
f. x. ' JOHN D. SIEBE, Assessor.
JOHN D. StEBE, Assessor.
San Francisco, March 4, 1895. - .
MariaColeman Place at Menlo Park.
32 Mills Building, sth Floor.
400,000 TREES.
'J- Almond, for sale at 8 cents each. F. O. B. Terms
to suit you. No better trees grown. Address. Sac-
ramento River Nursery Company, Walnut Grove,
California. . . . • :. ■

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