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VOLUME LXXVIH.-NO. 179.
FAVOR ILL SECTIONS Prominent Men of the West Meet in Congress at Omaha. DEVELOPMENT IN ORDER An Equal Hearing to Be Given Twenty-Four States and Ter ritories Represented. VERY INTERESTING ADDRESSES. Ex-Governor Prince of tow Mexico Speaks of the Resources of the Trans-Mississippi Region. OMAHA, Nkbr., Nov. 25.— "N0 sectional ism is the burden of the Bpeecnes of the eiehth annual convention of the Trans- Mississippi Conprc-.- which assembled at Creigfaton Hall at noon to-day. The audience was composed of the dele pates to the oongre-s from the twenty-four States and Territories west of the Missis sippi, prominent business men of Omaha and members and delegates from the Woman's Club. President George Q. Can non of Utah call< i th< convention to order, and introduced Chairman I. W. Carpenter of the Comnif'tiiil elu'o committee, who greeted the delegates. Mayor Bemis fol lowed in a char; cteristic welcome, touch ing a number of n atters of interest to the city and the West, .'.-ing with the address with which he wi '• omed the Populist Na tional Convention in 1892, in which he de clared himself for free coinage of silver. Governor Hoicomb welcomed the dele gates to Nebraska, and spoke briefly of the difference between the many congresses which have recently been held. They were congresses of farmers, oankers, or some particular class, but the Trans-Mis sissippi Congress was made up of men from all walks of life and engaged in many different callings and acquainted with the needs of all sections of the great West. But still the congress was not sectional; it was broad and would not advocate legislation detrimental to any part of the country. Governor Hoicomb then branched out into a discussion of the development of the West, suggesting what action thejeon j.ress should take on it and on irrigation and a number of other matter?. He was vigorous and emphatic in his advocacy of the recognition of Cuba, backed up by force of arras if necessary. This senti ment was greeted by a most enthusiastic outburst of applause. And when the band played "America" the enthusiasm was re newed. Ex-Governor L. Bradford Prince of New Mexico made the address in reply to the welcoming speeches. His speech was a very able and enthusiastic one. He said a reply to gracious words of welcome was always a pleasant task, and to speak for a constituency such as the congress repre sented was a high honor. He emphasized the fact that the congress was not in any way a sectional one. if there was any sec tionalism it was "on the other side of the river." Mr. Prince briefly and eloquently sketched the settlement and the great va riety of resources and climate found in the trans-Mississippi region, but the variety of interests, when understood, were not an tagonistic. Speaking of the great extent of territory represented in the coneress, Governor Prince emphasized it by stating that two of the delegates to the congress ). resent in the hall never before in their lives had seen snow until they saw it in Omaha now. Speaking further of the variety of interests and resources of the trans-Mississippi region Governor Prince referred to a number of them -silver, wheat, wool and others — and argued briefly that the antagonism to the inter ests of it was foreign and not of or in itself. To the Governor, Mayor and business men of the city Governor Prince returned thanks for the welcome tendered the con vention, and he also gracefully thanked and complimented the ladies who had decorated the hall and shown such an in terest in the congress. President Cannon then made a short ad dress in which he reiterated tho demand for # non-sectionalism made by the Gov ernor and Mr. Prince. Adjournment was then had until 3 o'clock, when Professor Waterhouse of Washington University, St. Louis, was in troduced and spoke on the cultivation and use of ramie, otherwise known as "China grass," "grass plant and "rhea." He claimed that it was the strongest fiber known, that the garments made from it were waterproof and could not be worn out for years in China, the same being handed down to three generations. The ramie requires a clayey, sandy, alluvial soil, found in the Southern States. He predicted that the invention of a new ma chine for separating the gum from the fabric of ramie would revolutionize the textile industries, as did the invention of the cotton-gin. Hon. Hugh Craig of San Francisco spoke on the Hawaiian question, American mer chant marine rehabilitation, and the cable to the Sandwich Islands. Resolutions were presented in favor of Government control of the Nicaragua canal, indorsement of ramie, appointment of a United .States irrigation commission, admission of New Mexico to statehood, free coinage of silver, improvement of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, enactment of a National bankruptcy law, annexation of Hawaii and Cuba, construction of a rail way from Southern California to Salt Lake, speedy completion of the Hennepin canal and favoring the deepening of Duluth harbor. A reception was given to the delezates at the City Hall at 7 o'clock this evening. The evening se: Jn was given over to an address by tx-O fernor Prince on "State hood of New Mexico,'" and by Professor John R. Park of Salt Lake City on "For estry in the Rocky Mountain Region." Ex-Governor Prince's paper abounded in facts and figures as to New Mexico's re sources and fitness for statehood. He showed that his Territory had many min eral and agricultural advantages and was The San Francisco Call. peopled by an intelligent constituency. He showed that New Mexico sent more Union soldiers into the civil war than all the Territories recently made States; that the percentage of foreign-born population was very much less than any other Terri tory or State in the Union. PALMER WON THE BATTLE. Given a Decision Over Billy Plimmer in the Fourteenth Round. LONDON. Exg., Nov. 25.— The fight be tween Billy Plimmer and Palmer at 112 pounds for a purse of £1500 took place to night. The referee stopped' the fight in the fourteenth round and awarded the battle to Palmer, owing to Piimmer's brother entering the ring. The right took place at the Bolingbroke Club. Both men fought fast from the be ginning. The first and second rounds were in Palmer's favor. The third, fourth and fifth were pretty even, neither getting the better of the other. Thereafter Palmer had the advantage in nearly every round, and in the fourteenth round, when the fight was awarded to Palmer, Plimmer was dazed by the pounding Palmer had given him. Another event on the programme was a fight between White and McCoy. The latter had the advantage of the first six rounds. Then White picked up and won the battle. WRECKED ON ATLANTIC COASTS. Storms Cause Many Shipping Disasters Along the Shores of England and France, LONDON. Esq., Nov. 25.— The northeast storm which set in Saturday continues and a larce number of vessels on the eastern and southern coasts of England and on the French coast have been wrecked. In most cases, however, no lives were lost. The Norwegian ship Isbaaden stranded at Yarmouth yesterday and broke up before the lifeboat could reach her. An attempt was made to get a line to her by means of a rocket, but this failed, and the crew, about a dozen in number, perished. A number of Torbay trawlers were caught in« the gale and madeforhome. While run nine into the harbor three of them were dashed upon the rocks and one sank. Twenty were seriously injured. TIED UP ALL THE WIRES Gradual Increase of the Storm Until It Became a Blizzard. Families in Remote Districts Will Suffer and Cattle Probably Perish. KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Nov. 25.— Kansas City awoke this morning to rind a half inch of snow as a gloss to the covering of ice on the ground caused by the sleet storm of Sunday. The asphalt streets were as slippery as skating ponds and traffic and travel were generally impeded. At noon snow began falling in earnest and was driven by a gale from the north. It continue;! to fall all the afternoon and up to a late hour to-night. The storm is gen eral all over Kansas and Okiahoirla. Re ports from the former indicate a regular blizzard at Emporia and west and south from that point. Guthrie. Oklahoma, reports a remark able snowstorm, a thing heretofore un known at this season in that country. Sev eral inches of snow has fallen, and one of the hardest snowstorms ever known is now prevailing there. Hennessy also reports an unusual storm for this time of year. Snow commenced falling at 4 o'clock this morninz and had not abated up to-night. The storm was accompanied by a high wind. Stock will necessarily suffer, as will families in re mote districts, who are poorly prepared at this time of year for such severe weather. CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 25.— The Dip snowstorm that passed over the Kocky Mountains on Sunday reached this section early this evening, but in different forms at different localities. At some places it was merely a wet, soft snow, while at oth ers it turned into sleet and bail. Not for years have the wires in the Cen tral States met with such an obstacle and by 10 a. M. not a wire was left unbroken between this city and St. Paul or west to Omaha. The Kansas City wires remained up an hour longer, when they, too, went. From meager reports the most serious damage appears to have been done in Central Missouri, where the storm took the form of a Western cycione, doing great damage to trees and shrubbery and leavine the railroads and tel?grap'.i com panies with no means of communication. TOO MILD A CONTEST. So the Spectators Drom the Bulls and Toreadors From the Ring. NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 25.— A special from Mexico City says: There was an alleged buli-fight here yesterday. The bulls were so mild and genial that tht'y even refused to kill a toreador when they had a chance. This so enraged the audi ence that they tore the ring to pieces, and, using planks as paddies, spanked the bulls until they ran bellowing from the arena and hid under the seats. Although the bulls and the fighters suc ceeded in escaping without sejious injury, many of the spectators were hurt. It re quired the efforts of a regiment of soldiers to stop the tumult. There were several hundred arrests made. Killed the Children and Himself. BROOKLYN, N. V.. Nov. 25.— After killing his two children by locking them in a large box and suffocating them with gas, Herman Hattenhprst, a boxing in structor, committed suicide by sending a bullet crashing through his right temple. No cause is assigned for the deed other than despondency over business matters. The bodies were found to-day in the rooms used by the man to give boxinjr lessons, on the second floor of 1295 Broadway. Hat tenhorst was 35 years of ace. Into Voluntary Liquidation. OMAHA, Nebr., Nov. 25.— The Nebraska Savings Exchange Bank of this city has gone into voluntary liquidation. The de posits, amounting to about $l. r >o,ooo, are re ported secure. The stockholders will get something. A Blizzard in Texan. DALLAS, Tex.. Nov. 25.— A big storm set in early this morning. The weather is very cold and a blizzard is blowing. This is the earliest big snowstorm in Northern Texas since 1883. SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY 31ORNING, NOVEMBER 26, 1895. GEORGE E. WHITE, KING OF ROUND VALLEY, AS HE APPEARED IN THE COUNTY JAIL YESTERDAY. [Sketched from life by a "Call" staff artist.] ■ WRECK ON THE SANTA FE While Going at Full Speed the Chicago Express Met a Freight Train. TWO POSTAL CLERKS KILLED. None of the California Passengers Hurt, but Several Easterners Were Injured. ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Nov. 25.-A disastrous wreck occurred on the Santa Fe Railroad at Shoemaker, a small station just north of Las Vegas, this afternoon. The fast Chicago express from California (train 4) was proceeding at its usual speed when, without warning, it collided with westbound fast freight 35. Both engines, mail and express cars were badly wrecked and piled up in the river. The wreckage took fire, and it was with great difficulty that any passengers were saved from the cars that left the track. As sudden as was the collision the train crews succeeded in jumping and saving their lives except Conductor Robb of the freight train, who is charged with having caused the wreck by allowing his train to pro ceed upon the passenger train's time in order to make a meeting point. He was caught under the wrecked cars, and is supposed to be fatally injured. The two postal clerks, Harry Russell of La Junta and F. D. Pitney of Denver, went down in their cars and were instantly killed. So far as known no California passengers were injured, although a lady and her two small children had a very narrow escape, they occupying the chair car and were all three thrown into the river, but were res cued by others. Several Eastern people were quite seri ously injured, but not fatally. The wreck occurred at 4 p. m. and the injured were immediately sent to the com- Eany's hospital at Las Vegas, where they aye had their wounds dressed, and at a late hour to-night all were reported as doing well. MURI>EKED FOR THEIR MONET. Fata of Three Men and a Boy Who Tie. parted in a Boat. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 25.— A special from Paris. Tex., to the Scripps Mcßae League, says that later developments con cerning the finding of a dead man on a trading-boat below Arthur City yesterday evening reveals the fact, that four were murdered. About three weeks ago three iiunters purchased a boat and with a hired boy moved two miles below Arthur. I For several days the boat was observed anchored without a human being in sight. Yesterday parties concluded to investi gate, and the corpses of three men and a boy were all ssen lying in bed and un dressed. A ferocious dog prevented the parties from entering. The victims had evidently been dead for several days. Onehadteeh killed by his skull being crushed. 1 When the trappers purchased the boat they were known to have $300. It is supposed they were fol lowed up and murdered for the'money. WANTB MORE WARSHIPS. Secretary Herbert Will Recommend Ad ditions to the Navy. NEW YORK, N. Y.,Nov. 25.— The Sun's Washington special says: Battle-ships and torpedo-boats will again be recommended by Secretary Herbert in his annual report, which has been completed and goes to the President on Tuesday. Last session he asked for three battle-ships and three torpedo-bonts, which the House author ized, but when the bill came to the Senate one of the battle- ships was stricken out and six gunboats of about 1000 tons dis placement were substituted. The num ber of torpedo-boats was also reduced. This year Herbert will urge in his re port that two or three ships of the class of the Kearsarge be provided and a good sized fleet of torpedo-boats be authorized. It is not expected that any more cruisers will be asked for, as the Secretary is of the opinion that there are enough of this class of naval ships, with those building, for the present requirements of the service. The Secretary will also recommend two sailing ships for the use of the cadets at Annapo lis, to cost about $250,000 and to be con structed on the sheathed-bottom plan. The Secretary believes that the qualities which make fine seamen can be better acquired by cadets in handling vessels of the old type than those of the modern ships with mod ern machinery. FUNERAL OF FIREMEN. Burial of the Four Brave Men Who Perished at Chicago. CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 25. — Impressive funeral services were held to-day over the remains of Patrick J. O'Donnell, John Downs. Martin Sherreck and Thomas J. Prendergast, the firemen who followed duty to death in the Woolen Exchange building fire. The services were conducted at three churches, great crowds assem bling at each. The three corteges met at a dasiirnated point and proceeded together toward the cemeteries. St. Louis was rep resented by Assistant, Chief "Hillenkoelter and three o'thfj members of the fire de partment. Chief Swenie, his assistants and many other Chicago firemen attended each funeral in a body. A TCHIS ON JtEORG ANIZA TIGN. It Is Understood That Ripley Han Been Chosen President of the Rood. NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 25.-The joint executive reorganization committee of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe held a protracted session this afternoon and will meet again to-morrow. It is understood that Third Vice-President K. P. Ripley of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail way has been elected as president of the Atchison road. According to reports re ceived Aldace F. Walser is to be chairman of the board of directors and First Vice- PresiUent D. B. Robinson is to retain his i present position. VISITED BY SEVERE FIRES Chicago Again the Scene of Two Destructive Blazes. VERY HEAVY LOSS SUSTAINED. Arnold Bros.' Packing-House and Trude's Commercial Building Badly Damaged. CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 25.— A destructive fire started in A. S. Trude's commercial building at Randolph street and Wabash avenue, between 10 and 11 o'clock to-night and destroyed the building, creating a property loss of $75,000. The fire started in the engine-room. The chief tenants of the building were Brewer & Selbach, who conducted a saloon on the ground floor. The employes of this establishment had barely time to escape. Three upper floors were occupied by the Clohesy printing concern and the Kehoe Candy Company. The stock and material in both places were totally destroyed. The structure was destroyed by fire five years ago. Between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning fire was discovered in the Arnold Bros.' packing-house and meat market on the Haymarket square. The fire started about the middle of the building in the smokehouse and burned out the south half of the building. The rire would not have gained such headway had not the fire alarm telegraph wires broken down in the storm, it being necessary to send in an alarm from the police station near by, by telephone to tho fire head quarters. The Arnold Bros.' building was a five- Btnry brick, and several families live in the upper floors. All were driven into the street. The property damage was esti mated by one of the proprietors at $125,000, with an "insurance of $75,000. ONE PRISONER IXNOCENT. Was Wrongfully Sentenced to a Term of Fifteen Years. UTICA, N. V., Nov. 25.— Burglars blew open the vault of the Vernon National Bank in this county in February last and secured $400 in moiiey and $300 in postage stamps. In June Joseph Thornton, Wil liam Murray and John Farrell were found guilty of the burglary. Thornton was sen tenced to fifteen years in Auburn. Sheriff Weaver believed that James Sul livan, a Providence (R. I) cracksman, and Frank Cassidy were implicated in the crime. He traced them to Omaha, and there lost track of them. Cassidy, it now appears, was sent to the penitentiary in the latter part of June from Oswego County for assault. At the time of the burglary trial he was in Utica. Sullivan was ar rested at Albany and sent to the peniten tiary for three months fox stealing a ride on a freight train. When liberated both nieri were rearrested and brought here, charged with the burglary. They pleaded .jruilty and were sentenced to Auburn on Friday, their terms beiDg six years and a half each. Before going to prison Saturday Sullivan confessed to Sheriff Weaver that Thornton had nothing to do with the robbery and was not with the eang at Vernon that night. Steps will at once be taken to se cure a pardon for Thornton. The evidence against him was purely circumstantial. Failure of a JS T ewtpaper. NEW YORK, X. V., Nov. 25. —The State, one of the two papers in this city taking the service of the Chicago Asso ciated Press, was not printed to-day. The Sheriff has possession of the plant and has posted a notice on the doors of the build ing that the plant will be sold by him next Saturday. ______________ RAIDED BY DETECTIVES An Alleged Medium Rudely In terrupted During a Seance. "I Am Your Sister's Ghost," Said " Dr." Rogers' Assistant Just Before Arrest. NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 25.— "Doctor" Henry R. Rogers, the spiritualist and al leged medium living at 100 West Seventy fifth street; Elias S. Whitmore, 62 years old, a painter of 232 Madison street, Brook lyn, and Mrs. Mathilda Chadwick, 42 years of age, whose residence was refused by her, were arrtsted at the "doctor's" house last night. The arrests were made on a warrant issued in the Yorkville Court on Novem ber 21. The complainant is Neil Girard of 232 East Eleventh street, and the defend ants are charged with fraud in having takeu $1 from the complainant. Girard reported to acting Captain O'Brien that Rogers was imposing upon the public and the head of the detective bureau arranged with him to send two de tectives to a seance which the "Doctor" was to give last night at his house. De tectives Pay and Brown accompanied Mr. Girard to the house. They found a se ance in progress, with soft music and dim lights. Mrs. Chadwick is said to have been in the cabinet when the detectives arrived and was impersonatine Emma Lockman, a sister of Mr. Girard. Just as she said, "I am your sister's ghost, Emma," the detect ives turned on the lights and announced themselves. They arrested the woman and the two men. Whitmore attempted to assault De tective Brown. The remainder of the au dience cleared out in the wildest conf usion. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE KING'S OWN CASE George E. White, Autocrat of Round Valley, Explains. BEHIND PRISON BARS. Sensitive as to Prevalent Impressions of His Personality. HE POSES FOR HIS PORTEAIT. His Version of the Legal Battle Re« suiting in His Imprisonment for Contempt. George E. "White, the King of Round Valley, occupies his comfortable quarters in the County Jail as imperturbed as though he were the guest of the Palace Hotel and enjoying the freedom of the City. Apparently time does not hang on his hands. He spends tho day in walking about the small corridor, lounging in tne spacious room just over the jail office and reading the newspapers. This latter recre ation has been enhanced by hlr< own state ment made in The Call on Snuday con cerning the hold-up of himself by Daniel T. Woodman. He strolled into the corridor yesterday after a social visit from Dick McDonald >of Pacific Bank infamy. Dressed in a tailor made long frock suit of black cloth, his carriage that of a man who had lived well and enjoyed the good things produced of earth, he appeared of the same impassive nature that he has always been, whether the world "wagged well" or ill for him. He was more interested in watching his fellow-prisofiers, who were taking their afternoon exercise in the iong corridor, than in his own affairs. "That is Durrant, is it not?" he asked, evading a question as to himself and pointing to the convicted man. "I have never seen him before, but I recognize him from the pictures I have seen in the newspapers." "The pictures must hare been accurate, then,"' was the reply. "That's true, but the artists make a bad stagger at my pictures. Why, they pre sent me with my hat thrown back on my head, making me look as though I were starting out to hold up a stage." He stepped into his room as he was talking, and taking from the closet a high silk hat, placed it on his head. "Do I look like a highwayman?" he asked. Being assured that he did not, the X ing of Round Valley consented to sit for a por trait. "But I do not care to say anything, par ticularly about my arrest for contempt of court, at present," recurring to the ques tion asked him in the corridor. "There isn't as much to say about it to-day as there will be later. This is not the end of it. Five days in jail doesn't bother me. I am well treated here, and I haven't done anything disgraceful nor anything to merit the punishment. If Judge Hebbard had listened to the excuses I presented for my non-appearance in his court last April there would have been no sentence for contempt and nothing for the Supreme Court to hear. "At the time I was summoned to appear in Judge Hebbard's court last April in the matter of the receivership growing»out of the suit brought by my wife I had beea accidently shot in the right leg. Dr. Bel lamy attended me, and advised that I wa3 in no condition to make the trip from Round Valley to San Francisco. My leg was very badly swollen, but I insisted that I ought to go in answer to the court's or der. He said it might cause me the loss of my leg, so I concluded to stay. "Within three or four days I made the effort to get down here, and finally suc ceeded, reaching Judge Hebbard's court one day after the date set for my appear ance. I had Dr. Bellamy's sworn certifi cate as to my condition, but it had no manner of effect upon Judge Hebbard. He wouldn't look at it. He wouldn't look at my leg. He wouldn't look at anything, but adjudged me in contempt. Of course my attorneys carried it to the Supreme Court, but that did no good. The judg ment was affirmed, and here I am, where my friends will have no trouble to find me. I'll be 'at home' here for a day or two." The King of Round Valley showed a full lower row of gold teeth as his lips parted in a smile, and cast his eyes about on the rude though not uncomfortable furnish ings of the room, remarking that it wasn't such a bad place. Then he turned to look at the skfetch that had been made of him. "That isn't a bad picture of me," he said, eying it critically. "It will do very well if it shows up in print all right. An artist might as well make a man look like a gentleman as a horsethief." John S. Rohrer, who was arrested and brought down from Round Valley and who is sharing White's quarters in the County Jail, entered the room. "Mr. Rohrer," said White, "is the man to whom I leased my property in June, 1894. This was about the time the re ceiver was appointed by Judge Seawell. But before this appointment my property had been attached by my creditors, and I thought it best to lease it to Rohrer so as And pains of rheumatism can be cured by removing the cause, lactic acid in the blood. Hood's Sarsaparill» cures rheumatism by neutralizing this acid. Thousands of peo- ple tell of perfect cures by Sarsaparilla The One True Blood Purifier. $1 ; 6 for $5. H/ww4'c Dillc RCt harmoniously with rIOOU S rIHS Hood's Sarsaparilla. 250