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Elevated to the Nobility
by the Mikado of
Will Be Given One of the Finest
European Hotels in the
Won the Gratitude of the Japanese
by Generosity During the
Late War.
PORTLAND, Or., May 11.- William P.
Uardgrave of Seattle, who has just re
turned from Japan, is in this city. He
brings good tidings of Louis Eppinger,
formerly a leading caterer of Portland and
now perhaps the foremost American in
Yokohama. Hardgrave says that Eppin
p<er has for some years been mine host of
the principal European hotel in "Yoko
hama. He made the master stroke of his
life during the recent Chinese-Japanese j
war. During that period he manifested
more patriotism for Japan and practical
enthu.siasni over the Japanese successes
than any other foreigner, attracting the
attention of the Government. He con
tributed liberally to the Japanese sanitary
fund, which other Americans overlooked
as being no concern of theirs. Of this the
Mikado became cognizant, and he has
recently rewarded Eppinger's generosity.
"Mr. Eppinger does not refer to the im
perial favor he is enjoying," said Hard
grave, "but from one of his intimate
friends I learned that three months ago
he was commanded by the Mikado to
appear before him. Mr. Eppinger was
escorted to the palace, as if he were a high
dignitary, and was received without the
customary formality attendant upon an
audience granted foreigners. The Mikado,
so it is said, expressed his appreciation of
Mr. Eppinger's loyalty to tue Japanese
cause, and before dismissing him from his
august presence decorated him with an
order which bestows a certain rank of
nobility upon the recipient. 1 also heard
that it was his Imperial Highness' purpose
to build, out of his private purse, for Mr.
Eppinger, one of the finest European hotels
in the Orient, which shall be the lucky
fellow's own. tax and rent free for life.
At his death the property reverts to the
Durine the great stock-booming period
in fian Francisco Eppinger kept a small
saloon on Halleck street, which was the
favorite for California-street stocKbrokers.
For several years his receipts are alleged
to have averaged $1000 a day. But he was
not satisfied and engaged in stock gam
bling, which also made him rich for a
time, but in the end he fell by the way
side, like many others, and he came to
Portland in 1885.
William Burke Shot to Death
by Oificer Collins Near
He Had Escaped From a Deputy Con
stable by Jumping From a
MERCED, Cal., May 11.— William
Burke, who escaped from a Selma officer
last Monday night at Livingston, was shot
and killed this evening near Merced by
Deputy Constable Collins.
Burke was wanted at Selma for burg
lary, and was arrested in San Francisco by
Detective Harper. Deputy Constable Col
lins went to the City to bring back the pris
oner. On his return the officer went to
sleep, and Burke jumped from the train
and escaped, with his hands still man
Burke was seen this afternoon leaving
Merced walKing towards Bear Creek. He
whs followed by Officers Collins and Dowst.
"When they got within hailing distance
they commanded him to stop. Burke
started to run. Collins flred two shots in
the air to frighten Burke, but the latter
drew a pistol and nred at me officer. Then
Collins fired directly at him, a bullet
taking effect in the fugitive's side, causing
instant death.
The officers returned to town and re
ported the affair to the Coroner, who went
out and took charge or the body. Burke
was about 38 years of age.
Jurors Disagree as to the Guilt
of the Alleged Slayers of
Mrs. Platt.
Three Indians Charged With the
Murder Will Be Retried
RIVERSIDE, Cal., May 11.— The first
trial of the three Indians— Francisco Gua
vish, Francisco Rodriguez and Antonio
Trujillo— chargd with the murder of Mrs.
Mary J. Platt, the Picbango Indian reser
vation school-teacher, on September 2u,
1894, came to an end this morning, when
Judge Noyes discharged the jury after its
failure to agree.
The cu3e was submitted on Saturday
morning at 10:30 o'clock, the conclusion of
a ten-day trial which was fairly and ably
conducted on both sides. The jury came
into the courtroom Saturday evening at
8 o'clock and reported a disagreement,
standing seven to five. It was sent back
for further consideration, but came in
again on Saturday at 10:30 A. M., reported
a disagreement and asked for further in
structions, which were given by the court.
This morning when discharged the jury
Btood eight to four in favor of the convic
tion of ttie three Indians. A new trial
was ordered and the defendants will be
tried separately— Guavish on June 5, Tru
jillo on June 15 and Rodriguez on June 22.
On the night of September 20, 1894, the
school house on the Pichango Indian
.reservation was burned and the body of
Mrs. Mary J. Platt, the reservation teacher,
was incinerated in the fire. Mrs. Platt
had living rooms in connection with the
s>cliool building. She was alone, except
for a niece, a little girl 9 years old.
The latter was awakened about 11 o'clock
at night by fire on her bed. She called
to Mr?. Platt, but got no response, and as
she went out thiough the kitchen she saw
a pile of wood burning there and smelled
kerosene oil.
Antonio Molido was arrested last autumn
on a charpe of complicity in the crime
and Inter made a confession implicating
the thrre whose trial has just ended.
Molido's story was that the four went to
Mrs. Platt's house, rapped at the door, ana
when she responded clutched her by the
throat, dragged her out of the house to a
lonely spot some yards distant, and killed
her to cover si more diabolical crime. They
took her lifeless body back to the house,
built a large pile of oak stovewood around
it and set fire to the wood.
Upon Moiido's confession he was sen
tenced to life imprisonment in San Quen
The Entire Village Narrowly Escapes De
struction — Hard Work Saves the
Ocean House.
APTOS, Cal., May 12.— Fire that started
in the grocery-store of D. M. Rice & Son,
in this town, shortly after midnight this
morning destroyed a blacksmith-shop and
Hihm's saloon. The loss on the latter two
buildings was about $700 and on Rice &
Son's store and stock $2200.
The fire burned so rapidly that the
Ocean House narrowly escaped destruc
tion; in fact, but for the hard labor of
every man and boy in Aptos the entire
village would have been swept away.
Sooth- Tuckers Banqueted at Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wabh., May 11. — Seattle
gave Commander and Consul Booth-
Tucker a royal welcome on their arrival
this morning and a public reception to
night in Ranke's Hall, at which 3000 per
sons were present. Mrs. Booth-Tucker
appeared fatigued and worn, but she took
an active part throughout the exercises
day and evening, speaking several times
and leading in prayer. The Commander
talked at length.
Frank Fuller Confesses to the
Killing of the Prelate
Years Ago. •
Says They Quarreled Over a Klootch
man and He Took His
Enemy's Life.
TACOMA, Wash., May IL— Frank Ful
ler, sentenced at Sitka on December 2,
1887, to ten years at the F«deral peniten
tiary on McNeils Island, near here, for the
murder of Bishop Segers, a Roman Catho
lic ecclesiastic of Nisqually, was released
to-day, his term, with the customary de
ductions for good behavior, having ended.
For the first time since his arrest he to-day
broke his long silence and spoke of the
crime, doing so guardedly.
"The Bishop," said he, "was not the
man his friends believed him to be. We
had trouble over an Indian woman — a
Klootchman. It came to a situation where
it was either his life or mine. Mine was
as sweet to me as his to him. 1 came back
to the settlement; his body was found in
the camp. That is all I will say."
The murder of Bishop Segers caused a
great sensation in 1887. The prelate was
one of the most distinguished men in the
church on this coast. The diocese of
Nisqually embraces the western part of
this State. Bishop Segers left here with
Fuller as his private secretary and com
panion to visit the missions in Alaska.
Fnr up in the Yukon country they were
camped one night. The Indian guides
were temporarily absent. Wh^n they re
turned they found the Bishop murdered
and Fuller gone.
Fuller stopped at Juneau and did not
attempt to leave the Territory. He was
arrested, tried at Sitka and convicted of
manslaughter. He refused to testify in
his own behalf or to explain. The de
fense tried to show that Indians com
mitted the murder. A strong sentiment
in favor of Fuller existed in the Territory
among certain whites, but others de
manded a relentless prosecution. Many
believed him innocent.
For the past seven years Fuller has been
trusty at the penitentiary and won the re
spect and regard of every official there.
He maintained absolute silence as to the
murder and rarely spoke on the subject
He was termed "TheSileiit Man" and was
a star convict. He acted as a house ser
vant, and while he had many cbances
to escape he held aloof. Faller is tall and
dignified of bearing, wears a Vandyke
beard, has mild blue eyes, and even in
convict stripes was a striking figure. He
says he will remain in Tacoma and live
down the blot on his character.
Property Valued at $400,000 Consumed
at Patersoii, S. J.
PATERSON, N. J., May 11.— The two
upper stories of the malthouse of the Hin
cliffe Malting and Brewing Company were
destroyed by fire to-night Three hundred
and fifty bushels of malt were burned and
damaged by water. Loss about $300,000,
covered by insurance.
While the entire Fire Department was
engaged on the building an alarm was
sent in from the Machinists' Association
building below the Passaic Falls, a blaze
having been discovered in the upper story
occupied by Garrett Planter, a silk
Chief Engineer Stagg dispatched to Pas
saic for two engines, but before they
arrived the structure was nearly con
sumed. , The Hallichen Brothers oc
cupied the second floor for weaving
silk goods and a few small firms were lo
cated on the lower floor. The silk firms
estimate their loss at $50,000 each, partly
covered by insurance. The loss on the
building is insured.
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A Carpet- Mill Burned.
MOUNT HOLLY, N. J., May 11.-The
carpet-mili of C. H. Mastland & Sons was
destroyed by fire to-day. Thb building
and machinery were owned by W. & J.
Sloane of New York, and the loss is esti
mated at $400,000, on which is $150,000 in
surance. Mastland & Sons' loss is not
Sot a Ripple of Excitement.
BATON ROUGE, La., May 11.— The
recently elected Legislature assembled to
day at noon and organized. Not a ripple
of excitement was visible. Captain Pharr,
the Populist- Republican candidate for
Governor, was not on hand. The vote for
Governor and Lieutenant-Governor will
be announced to-morrow.
Sot Paying Expenses.
CHICAGO. 111., May 11.— A bill was
filed in court to-day on behalf of the hold
ers of the 1170,000 of Chicago Panopticon
bonds to foreclose the mortgage on the
place of amusement on Wabash avenue
and for the appointment of a receiver.
The plant is said to be not paying ex
Johnny Houlihan's Final Knockout.
HARTFORD, Conn., May 11.— Johnny
Houlihan, 22 years of age, who was knocked
out by Patsy Nol&n in a prize fight in New
Britain Thursday evening, died there early
tnis morning. It is thought that death
was caused by brain fever. The police are
looking for Nolan.
Representatives of Twenty
Counties Meet in
Resolutions Protesting Against
Its Passage Are Adopted
The Good Roads Question to Be Ex
haustively Discussed at the
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 11.— The fourth
annual State convention of the Courty
Boards of Supervisors convened at the
Courthouse in this city this moraine. The
meeting was called to order by Supervisor
M. B. Ivory of Contra Costa County, who
was chairman of the last convention. The
purpose of the gathering is to discuss
questions pertaining to county govern
ment, but the principal question consid
ered will be that of building and main
taining good roads.
A. Greeninger of this county was elected
chairman of the convention, and J. D. En
right of Santa Cruz secretary. About sixty
delegates are present, representing twenty
counties, as follows:
Alemeda—H. Bailey, J. E.Johnston and W.
H. Church.
Alpine— D. Helnsoth.
Colusa— J. 11. Laugenour, C. C. Felts and
A. P. Spaulding.
Contra Costa— M. B. Ivory.
Kern— J. W. White.
Los Angeles— E. S. Field, A. W. Francisco and
W. L. Woodward.
Madera— J. F. Ward.
Nevada— E. W. Donnelly.
San Bernardino — G. R. Holbrook.
San Joaquin — O. J. Hemphill.
San Luis Obispo— J. B. Kester and D. Walte.
Santa Barbara— E. de la Cucsta.
Santa Clara— A. Greeninger, John Roil, J. 8.
Selby, George E. Rea and S. F. Ayer.
Santa Cruz— J. D. Enright, A. G. Lay, J. A.
Llnscott, S. H. Ranabo and A. P. Stanton.
San Francisco— J. I. Dimond, E. C. Hughes,
E. L. Wagner and C. L. Taylor.
Solano— E. McGettigan, J. H. McCudden, B.
J. Devlin and J. A. Clark.
Sonoma — E. S. Gray.
Tehama— O. Leininger.
Ventura— F. E. Davis and K. P. Grant.
Joseph L. Maude, Marsden Manson and
R. C. Irvine of the State Board of Public
Highways, were present to-day, and on
motion were made members of the con
vention. B. Knight and T. W. Wyman of
the Santa Cruz Wheelmen were present,
and were invited to participate in the dis
cussion of good roads topics. The follow
ing committees were appointed:
Resolutions— C. L. Taylor, M. B. Ivory, J. A.
Linscott, W. H. Church and G. R. Holbrook.
Order of business— J. S. Selby, M. Henderson,
J. I. Dimond, J. F. Ward and H. Bailey.
A resolution protesting against the en
actment of the funding bill and requesting
the representatives of California at Wash
ington to work against the bill was passed
this afternoon by an overwhelming vote.
Resolutions on county road control were
offered by R. H. Pringle, B. K. Knight and
others. They are the same as recently
adopted by a convention in Santa Cruz.
Among the principal recommendations
are that laws be enacted so that all roads
be built and maintained by a direct tax,
including all county and trunk lines ; that
the roads in any district be built and
maintained by taxes raised in that dis
trict. They also recommend creating the
office of road expert, who shall pass upon
the construction of roads in the county in
which he shall be appointed, and have
general supervision of the highways un
der the direction of the Board of Super
visors, his term of office to be until re
Among the duties devolving on him
would be to survey the roads, to see that
work is done practically and economically
and to direct a road foreman in each dis
trict whose duties should be in the same
line. In the draft of the proposed bill it is
recommended that all funds now in the
hands of Boards of Supervisors and under
their control be left so. The tax in any
district is to be raised by the board when
two-thirds of the taxpayers have peti
tioned for it, and when after so petitioned
the board deems it advisable. It is recom
mended that property-owners be com
pelled to keep down weeds on the fence
line and in the ditches along the roads,
when once the Boards of Supervisors have
cut them down. If the law should be
adopted property-owners will also have to
move their fences on either side an equal
distance from the middle of the accus
tomed wagon track, if the fence lines are
not well defined, and a clause is tacKed on
making it unlawful to use wagon-tires of
less than certain width.
These resolutions, with one favoring
ing Government ownership of the Nica
ragua canal, were referred to the commit
tee on resolutions.
The convention will be in session to
morrow, and on Wednesday the delegates
will be taken for a drive over the roads of
the county.
Important Acquisition* to the Post at
San Jose.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 11.-The number
of followers of Ballington Booth in this
city is constantly growing and several im
portant accessions to the ranks of the local
post of the American Volunteers have
recently been received. The latest addi
tion to their strength is Mrs. Lizzie Rief,
formerly a well-known sergeant in, the
Balvation Army and one of its best
workers. Mrs. Rief is one of the oldest
poldiers on the coast, having enlisted in
the array in San Jose years ago. Shortly
afterward she became a trusted officer in
its ranks and has had charge of a number
of the most important places on the coast.
She retired from active field service a few
years ago and has since been one of the
faithful standbys of the local corps. Since
the trouble she, in common with the ma
jority of the corps, has been undecided as
to the proper course to pursue until now.
Sergeant John Phillips, another old
eoldier and a faithful local officer in the
army, has also expressed himself very
favorably for the volunteers, and it is ex
pected will Boon enlist under the volun
teer standard.
Captain James Smith, the new leader,
will take charge this week, at which time
a grand rally will be held.
The post has been made the recipient of
a floe American flag, by a number of the
citizens, and it will be formally presented
on the occasion of the new captain's ap
The local workers are now in corres
pondence with fourteen places where posts
are to be organized as soon as Ballington
Booth comes to the coast. Four of the
leading field officers of the old army have
also expressed themselves in favor "of the
movement, and will enlist as soon as the
commander formally organizes this State,
ana others are contemplating the same
Twelve Tears of His Life to Be Spent at
Folsom Prison.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May IL— George
Miller, the highwayman who escaped
from Officer Monroe on February 20 and
exchanged a fusilade of shots with a half
dozen officers at First and Santa Clara
streets, in this city, was this morning sen
tenced to twelve years' imprisonment at
Folsom by Judge Lorigan for assaulting
Monroe with intent to murder.
Miller held up Charles Berryman on the
Los Gatqs road on February 20 and re
lieved nim of a gold watch and some
money. Later in the evening he was ar
rested by Constable Haley on suspicion of
being the robber. At the corner of First
and Santa Clara streets Haley turned
Miller over to Monroe, while he went in
search of Berryman to identify the man.
As soon as Haley had taken a few steps
Miller broke away from Mouroe and fired
two shots at him, one bullet going through
Monroe's coat-s!eeve. Tne highwayman
then started down the street, and a run
ning fight ensued, but Miller escaped in
the darkness. A month later he was ar
rested at Bakersfield. The charge of rob
bery was never pressed, as the identifica
tion was not complete.
Miller is an ex-convict, and pleaded
guilty to a prior conviction.
Gratifying Reports Submitted by Grand
Officers of the Order.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 11.— The Califor
nia Grand Lodge of Hermann Sons opened
its eighteenth annual session in this city
this morning. Grand President L. Schar
enberg presided. Other grand officers iD
attendance were :
T. H. Kremple.vice-president; P. N. E.
Lampe, secretary; C Trautner, treasurer;
trustees— R. Re'chenbach and W. Lued
deke; 8. Simon, guide; L. M. Fabry, in
side watchman; E. Strahlmann, outside
watchman. Nineteen of the twenty-three
lodges in the State are represented Dy
about sixty delegates.
The reports of the grand officers showed
the order to be in a prosperous condition.
Grand Treasurer Trantner reported that
the funds on hand of the several lodges
amounted to $60,929 41. The recommen
dation of the grand president to open a
labor bureau in San Francisco was dis
cussed and it was finally adopted.
Convention of California Societies Will
Open on Thursday.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 11.— The State
convention of the Christian Endeavor So
cieties of California will meet in this city
next Thursday and continue in session
until Sunday. It is expected that nearly
2000 delegates will be in attendance, and
the local societies have made elaborate
preparations for their reception and enter
tainment. The carnival pavilion has Ixeu
secured for the meetings.
The convention will be called to order
by the State president, Giles Kellocg of
San Dieeo, who will arrive with the other
State officers and a delegation ot 100 on
Thursday from Los Angeles on a special
Three Lads Arraigned for Setting Fire
in a House.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May Jl.— Three
youthful firebugs were arraigned before
Justice Gass this afternoon on a charge of
arson. They were Gussia Brechtel, aged
8 years, and Johnnie and Bertie Sullivan,
aged 12 and 7 respectively. After rec eiv
mg a good lecture, the elder two boys
were loceed up for a few hoars to frighten
About three weeks ago the boys burned
a deserted house on the Cottle ranch on
the Monterey road, causing a loss of about
A Noted Boston Minister Who Refuses
Either to Resign or Submit to a
Reduction of Salary.
BOSTON, Mass., May 11.— There is a
lively contest on at the famous old "Brim
stone corner" between the parish and
pastor, the like of which probably has
never been seen before in the noted Park
street Congregational Church. The soci
ety wants the Rev. Isaac J. Lansing to
resign his pastorate, but he refuses.
Dr. Lansing is the man who achieved
National notoriety not long ago by pub
licly chaigine that President Cleveland
drank too much. He also publicly de
nounced Governor Greenhalge. His salary
has been reduced to $2000 For three years.
he has been getting $7000 a year. This is
the largest salary paid in Boston. There
is a deficit of $4500 in the church finances
this year.
A stormy meeting was held last week,
but the facts did not get out until yester
day. When a motion for the pastor's
resignation was introduced Lansing imme
diately declared with great vehemence his
great indignation that such a motion was
presented in such a way. He declared
that it would have no weight or effect with
him, and that he should retuse absolutely
to resign or submit to a reduction of sal
ary, no matter what action was taken at
that time relative to the motion. Then he
left the room in great anger.
After he had gone a vote was taken de
manding his resignation. It is understood
Lansing has taken legal advice, and that
he maintains that the only way to force
him out is by a council. In order to ob
tain this council the aociety, church and
pastor must unite in a call. If the pastor
refuses to do this the council cannot be
convened. In other words, the claim is
that he can remain as long as he chooses.
What Will Uncle Sam Charge for Dock
ing an English Warship?
NEW YORK. N. V., May 11.— A Times
special from Washington says: It is un
derstood that a British warship will be
docked at the Puget Sound drydock. Some
inquiry has come from Canadian officials
regarding the charge for docking an Eng
lish ship. Such a request from the Brit
ish Government is a novelty to the Navy
Department. That Government is so well
supplied with clocking facilities that it
rarely has to depend upon the courtesy of
other nations for such service.
The United States frequently asks for
the privilege of docking ships at foreign
docks. The charge usually made for
docking a warship is sufficient to cover
the cost of running the pumping plant and
the necessary incidental expense of filling
and emptying and refilling the dock. In
the case of a merchant ship the regular
charge for docking is made by the Govern
ment owning the dock.
In the case of the Puget Sound struc
ture there may be some delay in docking
a foreign ship as the dock does not yet
belong to the Government. It is still the
property of the contractors and their per
mission must be obtained before the docK
can be used.
The Greater Sew Torn Bill Signed.
ALBANY, N. V., May 11.— Governor
Morton has signed the greater New York
The "Supreme Court Refuses a
Rehearing in the Case of
Theodore F. Brown.
Traffic Managers Who Violate the
Interstate Laws To Be Held
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 11.— The
Supreme Court to-day refused a rehearing
in the case of Theodore F. Brown, general
auditor of the Allegheny Railroad at Pitts
burg Pa., who is charged with having
granted rebates to the Union Coal Com
pany. The court will now issue a man
date, and its opinion handed down a few
weeks ago will stand. This is a cause
celebre in railroad circles, and is of inter
est to railroad traffic people everywhere in
the country. Brown was chareea with
having in his official capacity specially fa
vored the Union Coal Company, but when
called upon by the Interstate Commerce
Commission to testify as to the facts he
refused to do so.
He was sent to jail for his refusal, but
was subsequently released on a writ of
habeas corpus. The case was taken to the
United States Supreme Court, which af
firmed the decision of the lower court
ordering Brown to testify as to the facts.
It will be seen that railroad traffic officials
charged with violating the provisions of
thejinterstate law can no longer hope to
screen themselves behind the plea that
their testimony might incriminate them,
but that they will have to testify, failing
to do which they will be committed to jail,
just as General Auditor Brown has feared.
Ratifications About to Be Formally Ex-
changed With Great Britain.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 11.— It is
understood that Embassador Bayard and
the representative of the Foreign Office
will formally exchange ratifications in
London to-day or to-morrcw of the Bering
Sea sealing claims arbitration treaty,
which was amended by the Senate April
15. Promptly following this formality it
is expected that the President will appoint
the American arbitrator and that a Cana
dian will be appointed to represent Great
Under the terms of the treaty the two
arbitrators will meet as soon as the cases
are ready for consideration at Victoria, B.
C, to determine damages accruing to
Canadian sealing vessels in the Bering Sea
prior to the Paris tribunal.
Under the provisions of this new con
vention the two arbitrators will take testi
mony at San Francisco if the cases cannot
all be completed at Victoria and they will
then report their findings to their respec
tive Governments! Wnere their recom
mendations agree the claims will be
promptly settled, but if any disagreements
occur such cases will be delivered to the
President of the Swiss republic, wtio has
consented to decide disputed points.
Gray Gables Keing Overhauled for the
Reception of Mrs. Cleveland.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 11.— When
the assertion was made a few days ago that
the President's house at Gray Gables had
been put in readiness for the family ; that
the President's favorite boat was being
overhauled, and that even the fish seemed
to be eagerly waiting for his appearance,
it was also viven out that Mrs. Cleveland
and the children would go to their house
on the shores of Buzzards Bay earlier this
year than usual.
The knowing ones smiled when they
heard that Mrs. Cleveland was about to re
tire from Washington society, and said
that Marion would soon be two years old.
The intervals ber.yeen the children in the
Cleveland family have so far been about
two years in each case, and gossips say
that the next interval will be about the
same; that the interesting event will take
place in July.
For a Monetary Conference.
WASHINGTON. D. C, May 11.— Mr.
Corliss of Michigan offered in the House
to-day a resolution requesting the Presi
dent to invite the leading commercial na
tions of the world to join in an interna
tional monetary conference, to be held as
early as practicable. The proposed confer
ence is to be held in Washington, and
$100,000 is appropriated for defraying ex
Sot This Session.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 11.—Hub
bard of Missouri, who made tae mimority
report on Powers' funding bill, states posi
tively that the bill will not be considered
at this session. He gets his information
from a Representative who talked with
Speaker Reed. Senator White said to-day:
"No, the funding bill will not come up
this session. The Santa Monica project
has knocked it out."
The Brown Case Sow Bobs Up Before
Chicago i'ongregationalists.
CHICAGO, 111., May 11.— A surprise
was sprung at the close of the regular
meeting of the Congregational ministers
of Chicago to-day when Rev. J. F. Loba,
secretary and chairman of the business
committee, introduced in a short speech a
resolution that a committee of five be ap
pointed to review the action of the Bay
Conference of Caliornia in suspending
from the ministry Rev. Charles O. Brown,
D.D., of the First Congregational Church
of San Francisco, after he had been found
not guilty of the charge of immorality by
a specially called council. After a brief
but spirited discussion the resolution was
carried by an almost unanimous vote and
the committee was appointed.
Fate of Two Toung Americans Who Left
Soaalrs for Guatemala.
vices reached here yesterday from Ures,
in the southern part of this State, that
John Lebner and Forest Moss, the two
young men who left Nogales, Ariz., two
months ago to walk to Guatemala, have
been killed by Yaqui Indians west of
that town. Both men were Americans,
and their route for nearly 100 miles lay
through the Yaqui Indian country. They
were warned of the danger of their under
taking before leaving Nogales.
Opinion of Justice Becker of the Supreme
Court of Appeals.
CHICAGO, 111.. May 11.— The Southern
It Sever Fails to Relieve. Can't Hurt a Child. Costs 95 Cents to Xry It,
Any Druggist Will Get It for Tou. Study tht Directions.
Grand Division of the Supreme Court of
Appeals, in an opinion handed down by
Justice Becker at Vernon, 111., to-day
decided that ticket scalping is illegal.
The court refused to expunge its judg
ment, from the records in the appealed
case of George Burdick of Jackson County
against the people as represented Dy ttie
Illinois Central Railway Company. The
case will probably be taken to the United
States Supreme Court by the National
Ticket Brokers' Association.
Express Train Wrecked, One Person
Killed and Twenty-Six Injured.
SAVANNAH, Ga., May 11.— The north
bound New York and Florida limited
express on the Florida Central and Penin
sular Railway, was thrown from the track
at Anderson, a small station ten miles
south of here to-day, by a misplaced
switch. The entire train, with the excep
tion of the body of the engine, was derailed
and rolled over an embankment.
Louis Nathans, aged 30, was Killed and
twenty-six people were injured, but none
of them fatally. There were 203 passen
gers on the train. The statements of the
conductor and engineer snow that the
disaster was the result of a deliberate plot
to wreck thd train. All the injured were
Southern people.
Mrs. Brant Pardoned and Returned to
Her Family.
LINCOLN, Nebk,, May 11.— There was a
pathetic scene within the walls of the State
Penitentiary to-day when Mrs. Frances
Brant, who, last August, shot and killed
Fred Reiver in Madison County, was par
doned by Governor Holcomb and rejoined
her family. She is soon to become a
mother. Brant and his four small chil
dren had driven in a wagon all the way
from Madison County and camped on the
prairie near the penitentiary. Leading
Lincoln ladies joined with the husband in
pleading for executive clemency. Brant is
weakminded, and the murdered man
abused him and trespassed on his farm.
Carpenters' Strike Compromised.
NEWARK, N. J.. May 11.— The carpen
ters' strike ended in a compromise to-night.
The bosses have agreed to give the men
$2 50 a day until August 1 and $2 75 there
after with eight hours on Saturday. The
men asked for a $2 75 per day uniform
Sir Jacob Hesigns.
CAPE TOWN, South Afuica, May 11.—
Sir Jacob Dewett, British Diplomatic Agent
to the Transvaal, has resigned. The action
of Sir Jacob during the troubles in the
Transvaal has been severely criticized.
Some of the papers here charge that he
was working more in the interests of the
Boers than the English.
Was Galimberto Poisoned t
ROME, Italy, May 11.— Persistent ru
mors are in circulation that the death of
Cardinal Galimberto, prefect of the ponti
ficial archives, was not due to natural
causes. It is suspected that he was
poisoned. An investigation has been de
Father Yorke Again.
Rev. Dr. M. S. Levy w ni preside at the lec
ture "Noontide of Freedom," to be given this
evening by Father Yorke in Metropolitan Tem
ple under the auspices of the American Wo
men's Liberal League. This concludes the
course of five lectures on the "Civil and Re
ligious Liberty." Mme. Casate will render a
contralto solo.
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