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Deserves All the Glory
for Calling Spain to
Secret Negotiations as to Firing
Upon the Steamer
If the Offending Government Is
Wrong Full Reparation Will
Be Made.
WASHINGTON, March 18.— The report
that Secretary Gresham had received from
Spain, through American Minister Taylor,
a diplomatic message, couched in courte
ous and mild language, promising to make
appropriate amends if the Allianca affair
should prove to be as reported, is entirely
erroneous, as no such message has been
received from Minister Taylor. There was,
however, received yesterday by the Span
ish Minister to the United States a cable
message in cipher from the Spanish Gov
ernment, instructing him to assure the
United States Government that the matter
would be inquired into, and that if Spain
was in the wrong full reparation would be
made, but that no action of that nature
could be taken until the Spanish Govern
ment had an official report from its naval
officers in Cuban waters.
The cipher dispatch was seen by the
Call correspondent's informant. It is
conceded that a full reply to Gresham's
dispatch, as it relates to the Allianca
proper, cannot be made by Spain prior to
the receipt by her of some official informa
tion on the subject. Spain has so far re
ceived only an assertion, a complaint and
a demand from this Government, and
conld only reply at this time that if the
affair occurred as reported she stands ready
to give proper assurances of regret. She
does not know the name of her offending
commander or even the name of his ship,
and both must be ascertained.
A very interesting discussion has grown
out of this incident, which brings the
friends of Judge Gresham to the front.
They have long chafed under the criticism
of associating his name with certain ven
tures of the administration. The Hawaiian
matter, in particular, has always rankled
fn their bosoms. The story representing
Mr. Cleveland as having come to Wash
ineton in March, 1893, with a plan for the
restoration of the monarchy has always
found acceptance with them. And now,
as they claim, it will no longer be possible
to attack Judge Gresham with former
This Allianca episode should, they con
tend, serve fully to show both his mettle
and his Americanism. The action taken
was his own. The President was not
within reach. The case was pressing.
They scout the suggestion that the Presi
dent may not back his premier up in the
matter. They do not believe that the
President, even if he desired to do so,
could weaken the torce of Judge Gresham's
yEooriATiAG nr secret.
President Clevelatid Confers With Gres-
ham and Carlisle.
WASHINGTON, March 18.— An im
penetrable mystery surrounds the negotia
tions between the State Department and
the Spanish Government on the Allianca
affair. It seems to have been borne in
upon the officials of the State Department
that in the present state of public feeling
better progress can be made toward a
peaceful settlement of the question by
keeping various notes secret than by giv
ing publicity to them before a concluson
has been reached. The only response to
definite inquiries that can be obtained is a
positive refusal to discuss the subject in
any aspect and whether or not any action
has yet been taken by the Spanish Govern
ment in the direction of issuing instrnc
tions to its naval officers to refrain from
further interference with American ship
ping will probably be learned first from
Havana, from which point the order will
be distributed.
President Cleveland conferred at noon
to-day with Secretary Gresham and Secre
tary Carlisle. The Allianca affair was
gone over and statement is made that tbe
present aspect of the subject is such as to
give assurance that there will be no trouble
of a serious character between the United
States and Spain.
At home and abroad Dr. Price's Baking
Powder stands unrivaled as a standard of
Opening of Lands on Two Reservations Is
WASHINGTON, March 18.— Secretary
Smith says that it is probable that procla
mations will not be issued opening any
lands within the next three weeks. The
proclamations that have been prepared for
opening the Yankton Reservation in South
Dakota and the Siletz Reservation in Ore
gon provide that within thirty days after
being issued the lands shall be opened.
The weather would not be propitious for
land opening thirty days hence, and so the
proclamations will not issue.
2he President Receives Congratulations
and flaskets of Flowers.
WASHINGTON, March 18.— President
Cleveland is 58 years old to-day. There
was, however, no special observance of the
day at the White House, and the President
kept closely to bis desk as usual. Several
congratulatory telegrams were received
and several of his intimate friends called,
while others sent their congratulations
accompanied by baskets of flowers.
Xmw JOoore Sing's Case.
WASHINGTON, March 18.— Lem Moore
Sing, through his attorney, Maxwell
Kvart?, to-day moved in the Supreme
Court that his case be advanced on the
docket. The case comes from the District
Court from the Northern District of Cali
fornia, and is a result of the law exempting
Chinese merchants from the operation of
the exclusion act. Lem Moore Sine claims
to have been a Chinese merchant in San
Francisco. He went to China and re
turned to San Francisco, but was not per
mitted to land.
Payinrf the Income Tax.
WASHINGTON, March 18. — A large
number of income-tax returns are being
received at the Internal Revenue Bureau.
They show a very satisfactory acquies
cence on the part of the taxpayers in all of
the regulations governing the collection of
the tax. The utmost secrecy as to the
amount is being observed.
The British and the Troubles Between
Mexico and Guatemala.
WASHINGTON, March 18. — Senor Ro
mero, the Mexican Minister here, has en
tered a formal denial of the accuracy of
the published statement that the impend
ing war between Mexico and Guatemala is
due to the influence of a British syndicate
which controls the Tehuantepec Railway
from fear of the competition of the Guate
malan road. The Minister asserts that
British holders of stock would have much
more to lose than to gain by a war, which
would tend to reduce the value of their
JlUHealth Will Probably Cause His
WASHINGTON, March 18.— It is under
stood in the Supreme Court circle that
Justice Jackson will resign from the bench
of the Supreme Court next fall if his health
does not permit him to resume active work
after the court's summer vacation. Jus
tice Jackson has been absent Irom Wash
ington for some months on account of ill
ness, and the attempt in Congress to pass
a bill placing him on the retired list was
based on the understanding that he would
not be able to again take his seat.
Strong Combination of Postal
Employes for That
They Are Encouraged by the
Favorable Legislation of
the Last Congress.
WASHINGTON, March 18.— The Post
office Department has information of a
powerful combination of postal employes
designed to bring pressure upon Congress
to overturn certain regulations and rules
of the department. The employes have
been encouraged by success in attaching to
the last postoffice appropriation bill an
amendment which suspended an order of
the department.
This order was issued last June and di
rected that before the Ist of May, 1895, all
railway mail employes should remove to
some point along the line of route on which
they are employed. This was unsatisfac
tory to most of tne clerks and they ob
tained legislation overruling the order.
The reason for issuing the order is ex
plained at the department as necessary
because at the time the order was issued
there were about 1300 of them in the serv
ice who did not live on the lines where
they worked.
When there was an accident or anything
else that requires emergency men, those
who were on leave and away from the line
where they worked escaped the extra duty
and it fell upon those living on the route.
Of the 1300 who were living off the lines
where they worked about 300 have noti
fied the department that they have or will
remove their homes to the point requested.
Probably all of them will so remove, not
withstanding the legislation overruling
the order.
The department is now informed that
since the failure of legislation in the last
Congress increasing the pay of emplo\'es,
a combination has been formed to pass this
legislation, and also to overturn those
rules of the department which are unsatis
factory to them. A high official of the
department said to-day: "This combina
tion includes some thousands of employes
in the railway mail service, the letter-car
riers' service and in postoffices. They are
all in the classified service and protected
from removal. The effect of this combi
nation would be to create a sentiment
against the civil service law which protects
these employes.'"
A Decision Leaving Ao Loophole for Rac
ing in the District of Columbia.
WASHINGTON. March 18.— The Court
of Appeals of the District of Columbia to
day affirmed the decision of Judge Cole in
the case of Frederick Miller, convicted of
making books on races. The decision
leaves no loophole for racing within the
District of Columbia until the Supreme
Court should reverse the decision.
Baron Fava Satisfied.
WASHINGTON, March 18. - Baron
Fava, the Italian Embassador, expresses
appreciation of the promptness and en
ergy with which the Federal authori
ties and those of Colorado sought to
give the Italians the same protection as
American citizens at Walsenburg. The
incident is closed, as far as international
complications are concerned.
Presidential Appointments.
WASHINGTON, March 18.— The Presi
dent to-day announced the following ap
pointments: Joseph R. Herod of Indiana,
secretary of the legation of the United
States to Japan; Henry A. Cemery, inter
preter of the Consulate at Ningpo, China;
George F. Smithers, interpreter of the Con
sulate at Hioga, Japan.
Shoemaher to Succeed Shepard.
WASHINGTON, March 18.-First Lieu
tenant Charles E. Shoemaker has been
promoted to be captain in the revenue
marine service. This is understood to be
preliminary to his appointment as chief of
the service, to succeed the late Captain
Dropped Dead on the Street.
WASHINGTON, March 18.— William T.
Brayton, a clerk in the Pension Office, who
came here from Wisconsin, dropped dead
on the street to-day.
Pcrity, strength and wholesomeness are
the unrivaled qualities combined in Dr.
Price's Cream Baking Powder.
For Stealing Gold Amalgam.
OMAHA, March 18.— A special to the
Bre from Dead wood, S. D., says: Nasby
and James Street and Mrs. Alexander
Street were arrested to-day, charged with
stealing gold amalgam from the Home
stake mills. The men were employed in
the mines and have secured $50,000 worth
of the precious metal, the stealing lasting
over a period of three years.
Without a Chief of Police.
BOONE, lowa, March 18.— The new
Mayor on taking the chair removed the
police force of the city. The Council re
fused to confirm the nominees of the new
Mayor to-night, and the city is without a
Chief of Police.
Bill Cook* Partner Caught.
ALBUQUERQUE, N. Mex., March 18.-
A special to the Democrat announces the
arrest there of Jim Turner, Bill Cook's
partner, at Eddy, X. Mex., by Deputy
United States Marshal Ferry, the same
officer who captured Bill Cook.
Suspension of the Na
tional Bank of Kan
sas City.
Depositors Not Alarmed by the
Failure, as It Was
But It Will Take a Long Time to
Wind Up the Affairs of
the Concern.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 18.-\Vith
assets estimated at $1,830,000 and the lia
bilities at $1,050,000, the National Bank of
Kansas City, at Fifth and Delaware streets,
suspended this morning and will liquidate
and go out of business. At the usual hour
of opening the bank, 9:30 a. m., notices of
suspension were posted on the doors.
These announcements caused no excite
ment. A small crowd gathered about the
bank, but it soon dwindled away to half a
dozen loungers and an occasional passer
by, who would read the notices and say,
"That's too bad," and pass on. Stock
holders or depositors called occasionally,
and most of them were admitted. In
almost every case they would walk to the
desk and shake hands with President
Chick, who in a few words would explain
the situation. His explanation was in
every case satisfactory. There was no loud
talk and no unfavorable comment.
Since the publication of the bank's state
ment on March 5, depositors have been
withdrawing their deposits, and on Satur
day evening it was apparent to the officers
of the bank that they could not carry on
business through to-day unless the clear
ing-house came to their assistance with a
loan. A meeting of the Clearing-house
Association was called for yesterday which
was attended by the directors of the
National Bank of Kansas City. President
Chick said:
"We paid out over $fiO,ooo and saw that
we could not meet the demand this morn
ing unless something was done. We
needed about $600,000 to put us in good
standing. Some of the banks were anxious
to help us, but the feeling was not general
and we consequently declined their as
sistance. The Bank of Commerce offered
to help us, but we had decided to suspend
so as to pay all depositors alike and no
person will have an advantage. Every de
positor will be paid in full and none will
lose a cent. We will endeavor to have a
settlement just as soon as possible."
A prominent member of the Kansas
City Clearing-house Association said:
''The- liquidation of the National Bank
of Kansas City in no wise affects the other
banks of this city. That the bank would
have to liquidate sooner or later has been
known for some time. When the bank
failed on July 15, 1893, during the panic, it
was doubtful then wnether or not it would
reopen again.
"The probable assets of the bank are
close to $2,000,000, but owing to the fact
that much of this is represented by paper
and real estate it will be very slow of col
lection. In fact, the closing of the bank
can hardly be termed a failure, but simply
a gradual dying out. There is little
doubt but what the depositors will receive
dollar for dollar with interest for their
money, although it may be some time be
fore they will get their pay."
The current opinion expressed among
bankers and others who have information
on the matter fixes the amount that will
be realized by stockholders at from 25 to
40 per cent of their holdings of stock.
Cashier W. A. Rule of the Bank of Com
merce said that telegrams had been sent
out by his bank to the country banks who
have been customers of the National Bank
of Kansas City, informing them that all
drafts on the suspended bank will be hon
ored by the National Bank of Commerce.
He is also notifying the wholesale mer
chants of this city that this bank will
honor their checks if they so desire.
In the panic of 1893 the bank suspended,
but through an agreement between the
depositors and the stockholders it was
permitted to resume business. The steady
withdrawal of deposits since that time
placed the bank in an embarrassing posi
tion, causing another suspension. The
statement given out shows assets of
$1,800,000 and liabilities of $1,050,000. The
Star this afternoon will say editorially
that none of the other banks in the city
will be in any way affected.
WASHINGTON, March 18.— The Comp
troller of the Currency to-day received a
telegram announcing the suspension of the
National Bank of Kansas City. Bank Ex
aminer Galbraith was appointed temporary
receiver. The capital stock is $1,000,000,
with assets at the face value amounting to
nearly $2,000,000, of which $170,000 is cash
on hand and due from other banks. The
liabilities are estimated at $1,084,000.
Always reliable for the best work — Dr.
Price's Baking Powder.
It Is Reported That He Was Smuggled
NEW YORK, March 18.— A special dis
patch from Shanghai says: Chinese papers
here say that Admiral Ting, who was re
ported to have committed suicide at Wei
hai-wei, is alive.
It is said that coffins on a wai ship to Che
Foo contained the bodies of Liu, ex-captain
of the Tin Yetin ; Chang, who was in com
mand of the garrison at Liv Kung Tao,
and Tai, commander of the land force at
Wei-hai-wei, but Admiral Ting, it is as
serted, was smuggled away.
She It as a .Voted Woman Suffragist and
a Leader in ' Wyoming.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 18.— Mrs. Fi
delia Elliott, a leader in the woman's suf
frage movement in this State, died here
to-day. Mrs. Elliott was a shrewd politi
cal worker and has served frequently as
delegate to county and State conventions.
During the last campaign, as president
of the Woman's Republican Club, she
traveled through the State doing effective
campaign work. She was a public speaker
of some ability, and wielded considerable
influence in politics.
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Swedish Lutheran Churches.
SALINA, Kan?., March 18.— The twenty
fifth annual meeting of the Augusta Synod
of the Swedish Lutheran Church, which
has been In session at Linsborg, closed
to-day. The States of Kansas, Ne
braska, California, the Utah District
and the Columbia Conference are com
prised in this synod. Many prominent di
vines were present, and much profitable
work accomplished.
Mrs, Lease May Be Xominated for the
Wichita Mayoralty.
WICHITA, Kans., March 18. — Mrs.
Mary E. Lease did not receive the nomin
ation of the Democratic-Populist conting
ent for Mayor of Wichita to-day for the
simple reason the Citizens' Committee
was unable to find her.
Later her husband stated she was in To
peka, and would arrive in Wichita to-mor
row morning. The delay has given the
opposition a chance to puncture her boom
and now the A. P. A. leaders are righting
her to a finish for the reason that she was
born in Ireland.
Late to-night a message was received
from Mrs. Lease stating she is undecided
about the matter, but the consensus of
opinion here is she will be the candidate.
Engineer and Fireman Injured and
Brahenian Killed.
PALESTINE, Tex., March 18. — The
westbound freight train which left here at
6:30 was wrecked at 8 o'clock just north of
Oak wood.
The engine was ditched and overturned.
Six cars were ditched and Engineer E.
Miller received slight injuries. Fireman
Majors was hurt internally and Brakeman
Lennox was instantly killed.
Was Not Commissioned to
Make an Investigation
in Hawaii.
As to the Report That Liliuo
kalani's Sentence Is to Be
WASHINGTON, March 18.— The report
V -ought by Judge Dixon of Butte, Mont.,
from Hawaii, that ex-Queen Liliuokalani's
sentence will be commuted and a general
election called for the election of a Presi
dent, is not credited by officials here.
They cite the clause of the Hawaiian con
stitution declaring that Sanford Ballard
Dole has been made President of the Re
public of Hawaii, to hold office until 1900.
Representative McCreary, who is re
ferred to in the dispatch from Butte as
having commissioned ex-Congressman
Dixon to make an investigation at Hawaii,
"I wish to deny the whole story. I never
sent Judge Dixon to Hawaii, and did not
know of his going until after he had gone.
He went to recuperate the health of his
son, Mrs. Dixon remaining at San Fran
cisco with a relative of mine. I never
heard of an investigation of Hawaii for my
self or for the Foreign Affairs Committee,
and I have not and will not receive a re
port on that subject."
In the brightest autumn mornings pre
pare the griddle cakes with Dr. Price's
Baking Powder. They make a model
His Preliminary Examination
of the Charge of
An Application Will Be Made
to Remove the Case to the
District of Columbia.
NEW YORK, March 18.— The prelim
inary examination of Charles A. Dana, ed
itor of the Sun, on indictment for criminal
libel of Frank B. Noyes of the Washington
Evening Star, which had been set down
for to-day, brought together an unusually
large assemblage at the ojiice of United
States Commissioner Shields, in the Fed
eral building this mornine.
The indictment was returned by the
Grand Jury of the Supreme Court for the
District ofColumbia on March 7. It also in
cluded William L. Laffan, the publisher of
the Sun, who has not yet been arrested.
Franklin Barrett was the counsel for
Mr. Dana. Mr. Dana and Elihu Root ar
rived together. United States District
Attorney McFarlane represented the prose
Commissioner Shields offered in evi
dence a certified copy of the indictment
by the Grand Jury of the District of Co
lumbia, charging the defendant with
criminal libel, and Mr. Root objected
to the indictment on the ground
that it was incompetent and irrelevant, but
his objection was overruled. Thomas
Hitchcock, the treasurer of the Sun Com
pany, was (.ailed and stated in answer to
questions that Mr. Dana was the editor of
the Sun.
Mr. Hitchcock was called as a witness
for the defense. He told how long he had
known Mr. Dana and was allowed to say
that the latter had nothing to do with the
circulating department of the Sun on
February 22 last.
"We claim and offer to show that the de
fendant here committed no offense within
the District of Columbia," said Mr. Root,
"so that there could be no jurisdiction of
the court there over the alleged facts on
which the indictment was found."
McFarlane objected, and was sustained.
Commissioner Shields denied all these
motions for a dismissal and announced
that he would sign a regular warrant of
commitment for Mr. Dana and hold him
to await the order of removal by the Dis
trict Judge.
Root asked that Mr. Dana be discharged
on his own recognizance pending applica
tion, which was assented to by District
Attorney McFarlane. It was arranged
that the application for the removal of the
case to the District of Columbia court
should be heard on Monday, April 1 at 2
p. m. '
Personating Colonel West.
ATLANTA, Ga., March 18.— Reports of
the operations of the swindler who has
been personating Colonel A. J. West,
quartermaster-general of Georgia, in Phil
adelphia, Boston and elsewhere continue
to reach Colonel West and hisfriends here.
Colonel West is greatly annoyed that his
name should have been used in such a
manner, and is highly gratified to learn of
the arrest of the "crook" in Boston.
Means Work for Many.
WOONSOCKET, R. 1., March 18.— Work
was started to-day in the calendar-room of
the Hillville Rubber Mills, which have
been idle for weeks, and 1000 men will get
Briareus Had a Hundred Artng.
Nervousness has as many queer symptoms. But
whatever these may be, they one and all depart In
contequence of the soothing, invigorating influ
ence of Host(t'.er's Stomach Bitters, which tones
the system through the melium of thorough di
gestion aud ssilniiiatiOQ. Tremulous nerves soon
acquire steadiness by its use. It promoua sleep
and appetite, ami fortifies the system ugainst dis
ease. Malaria, constipation, rheumatism and kid
ney troubles are relieved by it.
England's Demand on
Nicaragua for a Big
Uncle Sam Ignored in the
Commission to Assess
Serious Complications May Grow
Out of the Ultimatum and This
Country May Interfere.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, March 18.— The
British Government, through its Minister
here, has submitted an ultimatum to Nic
aragua. It demands a cash indemnity of
£15,000 as "smart" money to pay for the
expulsion of Mr. Hatch, British Consular
Agent, during the troubles of last year,
and also for the appointment of a commis
sion to investigate the damage sustained
by the persons and property of British
subjects who were expelled from the Mos
quito Reservation about the same. time.
By the terms of the ultimatum Great
Britain is to name one of the commission
ers and Nicaragua another and these two
are to choose a third, who shall not be a
citizen of the United States. It was also
made known that a British man-of-war
was now on her way to Nicaragua to
enforce these demands, which must be
complied with within seven weeks from
the 25th of February last, the date of the
WASHINGTON, March 18.— It is impos
sible to learn positively whether the State
Department has been advised officially of
the severe demands made upon Nicaragua
by Great Britain, but from the fact that
General Barrios, who was appointed by
Nicaragua to endeavor to settle the diffi
culty, has recently paid several visits to
the State Department in company with
Dr. Gusman, the resident Nicaraguan Min
ister, it is assumed that our own Govern
ment is fully posted in regard to the mat
It cannot be denied that this new inci
dent, taken in connection with the hostile
attitude of Great Britain toward Venezuela,
promises to lead to trouble of a character
much more serious than the incident of the
Allianca. There are questions of indem
nity arising in Venezuela growing out of
claims preferred by other European na
Many of the claims grow out of the
failure of these republics to meet their
obligations to foreign debtors under the
stress of hard times and the influence of
the world-wide depression in trade. As
the European Governments appear to be
moving to collect these individual debts
on their own account, it is a question that
the United States must speedily settle as
to how far it is prepared to allow this
process to go on. Besides, there is a rather
disagreeable reflection upon American citi
zens in the disputation that none shall
serve on the commission to adjudge the
damage. On the whole, it is probable that
the President will interfere to secure at
least an amelioration of the terms of the
ultimatum by an appeal to the British
Government, representing the great hard
ship that it would work to Nicaragua
under her present depressed condition to
prefer a demand for so large an indemnity.
Peculiarly appetizing in the harvest
season is the food cooked with Dr. Price's
Baking Powder.
The Case Against the Moultona Dismissed
at Colusa.
COLUSA, March 18.-The Moulton case
was dismissed to-day for want of prosecu
tion on motion of John T. Harrington. In
the fall of 1893 Mary Ethel Mitchell came
to Colusa. Young Moulton was wild and
stayed in town a great deal. His father is
a man of wealth and influence. Everett
Moulton got fascinated and went before
Notary Miles while intoxicated and was
married by contract January 26, 1894. His
parents were frantic. They lived twelve
miles from town, and finding that their
son was married to the Mitchell girl they
went to Sacramento to alter Colonel Moul
ton's will.
Mrs. Moulton was sick, the boy, aged 19,
followed his mother, and subsequently
went off to Oregon and remained for
months. The family tried to get the
woman to give up the contract, but all in
vain. She had it recorded and after writ
ing letters and in every way trying to find
him she began a suit for $50,000 against his
The case was opened in San Francisco
and subsequently transferred to Colusa.
The Salvation Army took it up and some
months later two of the soldiers met young
Moulton in a wheatfield. He swore he
would never see the girl again. The irate
father came along and drove them from
the ranch. Mrs. Ethel Moulton remained
in San Francisco and vigorously prosecuted
her suit.
The girl was for a while here, but left for
the city in the early part of last spring.
This was with a band of Christian women,
who tried to persuade her husband to re
to return to her. She joined the
church while here and made some friends
thereby. Young Moulton was in town to
day looking happy over the dismissal of
the suit against his parents. It is regarded
as ended here. Neither the girl nor her
attorney was present.
The Union Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany Makes the Charge.
TACOMA, March 18.— Another Radloff
mystery came to light in an answer filed
by Attorney Jones of Seattle in the
Superior Court to-day. The complaint
in the case, which is entitled Johanna
C. Martin against the Mutual Life Insur
ance Company, has not yet been put on
record, but it is evident from the contents
of the answer that it was to recover $1000
on a life insurance policy issued on the life
of Jonas Martin, who the plaintiff alleges,
died October 28, 1893.
The Union Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany denies in the answer that Martin is
dead, and declares that some time in the
fall of 1893 he and his wife, the
plaintiff in action, entered into a
conspiracy to defraud the company out of
the policy, and that Martin secretly left
the State for parts unknown. The com
pany further denies the statement of the
complaint that proofs of death were for
warded to Portland, Maine, or to any other
In the affirmative answer the company
says in September, 1894, Johanna F. Mar
tin entered into an agreement and con
spiracy with the law firm of Palmer, Palmer
& Thomas to compel the payment of the
policy, and that it was agreed, if they suc
ceeded, the firm was to receive 40 per cent
of the proceeds and the plaintiff 60 per
The Santa Fe Bond ruts Back the Old
Figures for Second Class.
LOS ANGELES, March 18— The second
class passenger rate over the Santa
Fe was restored to-day to the regular
figure of $52 50. It has transpired since
Passenger Traffic Manager White
returned to Chicago that' not only
did the Santa ,Fe secure indisputable evi
dence that the Texas and Pacific and its
Eastern connections were cutting the rate,
but that so keen was the competition of
these lines that they contrived to get away
with the business for which sleeping ac
commodations over the Santa Fe had al
ready been reserved.
Santa Barbara's Flower Festival.
SANTA BARBARA, March 18.-Prep
arations for Santa Barbara's flower festival
are steadily progressing and will be on a
grander scale than ever before attempted.
It is proposed to repeat the most conspicu
ous features of former festivals, while
many original and novel features will be
added. The unusually early season and
the wonderful profusion of bloom this
spring provide a remarkable quantity and
variety of flowers upon which to draw, and
new and dazzling effects may be expected.
interesting decision upon the
Status of Pensions by '
Justice Brewer,
No Man Has a Legal Right to
Interfere for Himself or
for Others.
WASHINGTON, March 18.— An inter
esting opinion upon the status of pensions
was delivered by Justice Brewer.
"Congress being at liberty to give or
withhold pensions," said the Justice, "may
prescribe who shall receive and determine
all the circumstances and conditions under
which any application therefor shall be
prosecuted. No man has a legal right to
interfere in the matter of obtaining pen
sions for himself or others. The whole
control of the matter is within the domain
of Congressional power."
This declaration was incidental to the
court's opinion upon the appeal of Henry
X. Frisby, who was convicted and sen
tenced to three months' imprisonment by
the Circuit Court in Louisiana on an in
dictment charging that he demanded a
greater sum than $10 for hjs prosecuting a
pension claim, in violation of the act of
June 27, 1890, which placed that limit upon
the attorney's fee. The Justice said :
"It is within the undoubted power of the
Government to restrain some individuals
from some contracts," and referred to con
tracts for the purchase or sale of lottery
tickets in that connection. After statin^
that a pension granted by the Government
is a matter of bounty, that no pensioner
had a vested legal right to his pension;
that Congress had the right to give, with
hold, distribute or recall them, Justice
Brewer said: "Having power to legislate
on this whole matter, to prescribe the con
dition under which parties may assist in
procuring pensions, it has the equal power
to enforce by penal provisions in compli
ance with its requirements. There can be
no reasonable question of the constitution
ality of the statute." The conviction,
therefore, was sustained.
In the case of J. S. Field Jr., receiver of the
Morristown and Cumberland Gap Railroad
Company, appellant against John Coleman
and the Atlantic Trust Company, from the
Circuit Court for the Eastern "District of
Tennessee, Judge Brewer delivered the
opinion. It was held that the Circuit Court
has not the power to take the property out
of the hands of the receiver appointed by
the State court. Justice Brewer said that
the forcible continuance of possession by
the Federal Court did not transform that
which was in the first instance wrongful
into rightful possession. The case was
remanded to the Circuit Court for proceed
ings not inconsistent with the opinion.
Ex-Congressman Amos Townsend, a promi
nent merchant of Cleveland, Ohio, died at St.
Augustine, Fla., from heart failure.
General yon Werder, the German Embassa
dor to Russia, has been recalled. It is reported
that he is to be succeeded by Count Herbert
The steamship Lucania from Liverpool
brought $1,310,000 in gold to August Belmont
& Co. The steamer La Gascogne from Havre
brought 4,000,000 francs in gold.
At the Knights of St. Patrick; banquet at St I
Louis David H. MacAdam created surprise by
assailing previous speakers and making a
strong plea for Ireland from a Fenian stand
Owing to the heavy fall in the price of sugar
the Government of Holland has presented thQ
States General a bill suspending for a year from
June 1 the export duty on sugar grown in the
Dutch Indies.
The British steamer Ontario, which sailed
from New York for London, touched the south
ern edge of Romer on. her way to sea. She was
floated and went on her way. There is a two
masted schooner on Romer shoal.
Henry Cherry, wife and sons— Reymond, aged
10, and Henry, aged 3— were poisoned by drink
ing water from a well near a vacant house ad
joining their home in Wichita, Kans. It is be
lived that arsenic had been thrown into the
well. Cherry and his wife may die.
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