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Congressmen Not Ready to
Contest ths Vote of
South Carolina.
So the Colored Representative
May Not Present the
Many Complications and Postpone*
ment of BttcK njey's Inauguration
Might Follow a Ccntest.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 6.— The
publication of the fact that Hon. G. W.
Murray, the colored representative from
Iho First District of South Carolina, in
tended to protest against the counting of
the electoral vote of that State engaged
the interested attention of Murray's col
leagues, a!l Denvoorais, to-day, and sev
eral informal conferences were held at
which Senator Tillman was present. After
one of these Mr. Tillman said:
"I: Mr. McKinley is goiii£ to be inau
gurated on the 4th of March, the joint
convention has got to count the vote of
South Carolina. If the Republican party
wants to iuake an attack on the constitu
tion of the State, it must make it on some
other ground or in some other manner
than by endeavoring to prevent the count
ing of her vote.
"I wish to go further and express my
preference for seeing Mr. McKinley Presi
dent than to see the Presidential function
exerci-^id by Mr. Olney, as it will be after
the 4th of March if the effort is made to
deny South Carolina the right to vote.
This has been my feeling for a long time
Murray was said to base his proposed
protest upon a memorial numerously
signed by colored residents of South Caro
lina, reciting that the constitution of the
State violated the fourteenth ami fifteenth
amendments to the constitution of the
United States and the law of 1837 provid
ing for the admission of South Carolina
into the Union; and that it was invalid
because it had not been submitted to the
voters of the State for their approval.
Representative J. L. McLaunn of South
Carolina, who has held the office of Attor
ney-General of the State, traversed these
objections this afternoon to a reporter of
the United Associated Presses. He said:
"Tne constitution of South Carolina is a
valid constitution, although not submitted
to the people of South Carolina for ratifi
cation. It has never been the custom in
the State to suhmit its new constitutions
to the people ior ratification.
"The only instance in which this rule
was varied irom was in ISGB. In many of
the other States their constitutions have
not yet been so submitted. The a;t of
the Legislature of South Carolina calling
the constitutional convention of 18'J5 did
not require the ratification of its work t>y
the people. Besides, this constitution
was at once and ever biiic» has been recog
nized by all the departments of the State
Government as the organic law of the
McLanrin said the members from his
State desired to have it distinctly under
stood thet if Congress was led into mat
ing any contest over the vote of that State,
the probabilities were that Mr. McKiniey*
will not be inaugurated President of the
United States on the 4th oi March.
"If Congress is going inio the merits of
the vote oi South Carolina," he continued,
"steps will be taken to see that the votes
of Northern States, concerning the valid
ity of which mucu doubt has been ex
pressed, notably the vote of Ohio, will be
investigated before those electoral votes
are counted. We have fair elections in
South Carolina."
The probabilities seem to be, upon in
quiry this afternoon, that the advertised
protest will not be made. Murray ex
pressed great doubt of his ability to get it
into suaps in time to be effective. So far
as could be learned tliis afternoon Mur
rey has no support from Republican Con
gressmen of the South.
McCall of Tennessee said that he never
heard of tne proposition to contest the
vote of South Carolina until he saw the
publication to-day. He <iid not believe
that any of his colleagues from that sec
tion of the country would advise such a
step, and he mm self disclaimed any in
tention of doing so.
ConijreMltnnn Hilton Snyt JVetp York
Hill (irt a Portfolio.
CANTON, Ohio, FeD. 6.— The arrival of
Congressman Francis H. Wilson of Brook-
Jyn this afternoon renewed New York
Cabinet gossip and set the guessers vigor
ously at work again. Mr. Wilson had an
hour's talk with Major McKinley. and
was invited to go to church witn the Presi
dent-elect in the morning. Mr. Wilson
said to tne representative of the United
Associated Presses:
"I am not a visitor to Canton on mv
own Dehalf. I came in the interest of
some friends.- 1 know, of course, that my
name has been mentioned in connection
with the Cabinet, but it was done by
friends on their own responsibility. My
personal opinion is that New York will be
represented in tho Cabinet."
Private Secretary J. Aadison Porter and
O. L. Pruden, the executive clerk of the
White House, had a lony tain here to-day
about the conduct of routine business at
the Executive Mansion. Mr. Porter left
for the East by way of Cleveland tnis aft
ernoon. Charles G. Dawesof Illinois, who
is to be Comptroller of the Currency, ac
companied Mrs. McKinley on ncr return
journey from Chicago.
Representative W. P. Brownlow of Ten
nessee called on Major McKinley to ask
him to appoint a Republican from hia
own State to the office of Registrar oi the
Lee Holden of Cleveland brought Joaquin
Miller and Harr Wagner of California to
see Major McKinley this afternoon.
JPortutpnl's Minmtn/ Heaign*.
LISBON, Portugal, Feb. 6.— Premier
Hiniz Robferro to-day delivered to the
King the resignations of the entire Min
istry, informing his Majesty that the
Cabinet had found itself unable to
grapple with the present economic and
general situation, ana had therefore re
solved to retire from office. The King ac
cented the resignations and summoned
the Progressistt leader, Senor Laciano de
Castro, to form a new Cabinet.
J>nn«en h'etnl in London.
LONDON, Eng., Feb. 6.— Dr. Fridtjof
Nanaen. the arctic explorer, was enter
tained at a dinner this evening at the
Savage Club and was elected an honorary
life member of that organization.
Stnntrfinl Tea Merchant* Atsign.
MONTREAL, Canada, F.>b. 6.— Thomas
Doherty <fe Co., tea merchants, have as
signed. Liabilities about $100,000.
Seek* Cletn-tney for IJurxtriui.
BT. LOCJIS, Mo., Feb. 6. -Mrs. Minor
Meriweatlier, tne leader of the full
suffragists of Missouri and a woman dis
tinguished among advanced thinker-, to
day addressed a letter to Governor
Stephens ask'ng for a commutation of
the death sentence imrosed upon Arthur
Duestrow to imprisonment for life. She
reviews all the evidence and deduces the
fact that the murderer was insane irom
drink when he killed hi" wile and child.
An odd fact in this connecti n is that her
son, Lee Meriweather, was one of the at
torneys for the State in the prosecution of
D ffsrences os to the Cost Fer Ton May
Lead to the Establishment of a
Government Plant.
WASHINGTON', D. C, Feb. 6. —The
disposition of the troublesome question of
armor-plate, its cost, etc., appears to be
one upon which the Committee on Naval
affairs cannot speedily reach a conclusion.
An hour and a half was consumed this
morning in considering the Chandler re
port, but no conclusion was reached.
That portion relative to the cost oi armor
was not touched upon. The Secretary of
the Navy iixeJ the cost at $400 and Chan
dler reduces it to $300. The firms en
gaged in the manufacture of the armor
are now receiving $500 and $350 a ton. The
committee will further consider the sub
ject next Tuesday.
It is evident that the language of the
Chandler report is too severe in some re
spects to suit the comnii. tee. During the
day's session it was toned down in some
portions. The strictures upon the alleged
conduct of Commodore Folger h:<ve noi
yet been reached, but a determined effort
3 to be made by the friends of this official
to eliminate Chandler's severe condemna
tion in this respect.
The main question before the committee
is what sum shall be fixed as the prnper
amount to be paid for armor plate. This
is a difficult problem and its solution has
not been worked out. The consensus of
opinion appears to be, however, of naming
the amount in the bill instead of leaving
it discretionary with the (secretary of the
Navy, as has been suggested by some
membersof the comraitiee. It is believed
that in the end the committee will tulop;
the figures of Secretary Herbert, viz., $400
a ton. Extremists on ttu committee : o
even, lower than Mr. Chandler, Mr. Till
man having stated that $100 a ton was suf
ticient for tiiis work.
It is not the intention of the committee
to leave ti.e Secretary at the mercy of the
two armor-plate concerns of the United
Slates and thus jeopardize tt.e three arm
ored vessels now on the way*. It the price
is fixed at $400 * ton there will be a ttavine
of about $1)0 a ton, or $500,000 on each
worship. Tne committee is favorable to a
provision in the bill fixing the price to be
paid for this armor wi.ich will carry an
appropriation sufficient to enable theSec
reiary in his discretion to purcha-e or
build an armor-plate plant on behalf of
the Government.
This can be done, the committee be
lieves, for $2,000,000 or $2,500,000. This
will be done, ii at all, not so much because
the Government wants \o build such a
plant, but for the reason that it will act as
awholestme regulator and prevent the
armor-plate firms from refu-ing to supply
armor at the price fixed by Congress.
Whether it would be wise for the Gov
ernment to enter upon this work is a ques
tion upon wiiich there is a difference of
opinion. When he was before the com
mittee Secretary Herbert sta'ed that it
would probably cost mure for the Govern
ment to construct a plant than it would
cost private capital, and he admitted that
it would also probably co^t more to make
the armor. Th provisional appropriation
for such a plant is deemed essential to com
pel the contractors to lower their bids, and
there is no doubt but that it will be in
serted in the proposed bilL
A. Congressional Hill llliich Jierognizea
So Mutilation.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 6.— The
House Committee on Coinage, Weights
and Measures at tbe meeting today did
not consider the Senate bill providing for
the appointment of delegates to an inter
national monetary conference to be held
in tbe future.
This bill and two others on the same
subject, introduced by members of the
House, were made the special order for a
meeting to be held Saturday next. The
committee ordered favorable reports on
bills authorizing the Secretary of the
Treasury to make experiments as to the
best metal, or combination of metals, for
minor coinage, and for new designs for
those coins; and on the bill providing
that no coins shall be refused in exchange
on account of being clipped, mutilated,
punched or burnt, but authorizes the Sec
retary of the Treasury to deduct an
amount equal to the coinage value of the
metal which has been tasen out by muti
Mutilated coins are to be redeemed in
eums of $20 or multiples thereof.
Captain Itarr/'i Swift Promotion.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 6.— The
Senate Committee on Military Affairs
cleaned up its executive calendar to-day
by ordering a favorable report to be made
on every nomination before it. The only
case in wnich there was any question was
that of Captain Thomas Henry Barry of
the First Infantry, nominated to be assist
ant adjutant-general with the rank of
major, vice Major John B. Babcock, pro
moted. No protest of any kind was re
ceived, despite the fact that Captain
Barry had been passed over the beads of
many officers his senior in the service,
and in the absence of a protest tne com
mitee decided there was no reason why
the nomination shonid ba held up.
Operation on Senator Qumy'a Eye.
WASHINGTON, D. C, *eb. 6.— Word
has been received here from Senator Quay,
who is at San Lucia, Fla., that he has
undergone an operation to relieve the
paralysU of the upper left eyelid, the
drooping of which has become gradually
more and more marked of lale years. A
Philadelphia physician went down to
Florida to penorni the operation. From
tfce drooping lid an almond-shaped sec
tion was cut out, and the sides of the
wound were then brought together and
sewed with silk thread. If the operation
has been successful tue eye will present a
perfectly normal appearance when the
stitches are removed.
Pacific Count Petition*.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 6.—Pen
sions have been granted as follows: Cali
fornia: Original— William A. tpencer,
Los Angeles; William Krauss, San Fran
cisco; Oliver P. Lane, Hanford; original
widow, etc.— Maegie Lubbock, Clearwater,
Eos Angeles; Vesta Abbott, Fulierton.
Ore on: Restoration and reissue — David
L. Tracy, Portland; original widow— Snl-
Jie E. Williaus, Baker City. Washington:
ReiSMiie— William W. Robinson. Mexi
can War survivors: Increase— Mortimer
Cook, Sedro.
J>an T.amont Hare a IHnner.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 6—Secre
tary of War Lamont this evening enter
tained at dinner a brilliant assemblage of
guests, numbering among them the Vice-
Presiuent, Speaker Keed, Senators Cam
eron, Lodge, riaie, Chandler, Aldrich,
Gray, Carter, Murphy, Smith and Brice,
General Miles and Representative Beuton
Jerkin* Called on the Queen.
WASHINGTON. D. C., Feb. 6.—Lilino
kalani, ei-Queen of Hawaii, is still suffer
ing from a severe cold and has not left her
apartments at the Sboreham since she
visited the White House. Among her
callers to-day was Senator Perkins of Cali
20 pieces grenadines, novelties, full suit
$10 50. City of Paris. •
Havemeyer and Arbuckle
Heard by the Lexow
Secretary Searles Fails to Ap-
pear, and May Ba Prose
cuted for Contempt.
One Witness Tells Hew Thousands
Lost Employment, and Havemeyer
Said He Was a Liar.
NEW YORK, N. V., Feb. 6.— The joint
committee appointed by the Legislature
to investigate trusts and monopolies in
the Siate resumed its session this morn
ing. Senator Lexow and Parsons & Shep
ard, counsel for Secretary Searlea of the
American Sugar Refinery Company, held
a consultation lasting about ten minutes.
At its conclusion, it was learned that the
lawyers had promised that Mr. Searles
would be on hand Monday.
It was 11:30 o'clock when Mr. Lexow
rapped for order. He directed the ser
geam-at-arms to call the name of John E.
dearies. There was no response. Lawyer
Pardons said Mr. Searles was compelled to
take a train for Washington when he was
served with the subpena. lie stated that
Mr. Searles would appear before the com
mittee on Monday next and bring the re
uuired data.
"We will consider your explanation,
Mr. Parsons, in executive session ana will
determine whether we will hold Mr.
Searles in contempt or allow him to purge
himself by appearing on Monday before
the committee." said Mr. Lexow.
John Arbuckle was then recalled to the
stand. He informed the committee that
he wiahed to make a statement. He told
the committee that the profit in coffee in
lS9ti was only % of a cent per pound; in
18y5 a little les* than G-10 of a cent; in
1894 6-10 of a cent and in 1893 a little less
than G-10 of a cent.
"There is no profit in the coffee business
for us now and I should say the Have
raeyers must be losing from $500 to
$1000 a day in the business," said Mr.
Arbuckle. The witness also said that he
believed that if his company stopped buy
ing sugar refineries the Uavemeyers would
get out of the coffee business to-morrow.
James N. Jarvie, the partner of Ar
buckle, was also recalled. He testi
lied that there was no profit in the coffee
business for the past two years. There
v.as indirect contradiction of the state
ment of H. O. Havemeyer, who testified
that the coffee business presented a most
ahunng held for speculation and gave
magnificent returns for any investment.
Mr. Jarvie said there were about 10,000
coffee- roasting firms in the United States.
The three leading firms are tbe Arbuckle's
Company, the McLaughlin Company of
Chicago and the Woolson Spice Company.
Senator Lexow then went into an ex
haustive inquiry about the coffee trade,
and the witness explained all about tbe
prices. Mr. Lexow announced a recess
until 2 o'clock, and said that in the mean
lime tbe committee would hold an execu
tive session.
The executive session lasted about ten
minutes. At its conclusion Chairman
Lexow announced tt,at me committee had
deferred action in the Searles matter until
10 o'clock Monday next, when it was ex
pected he would ba present.
H. O. Havemeyer was ou hand when the
committee reassembled. He was recalled,
and in reply to a question denied that
there were any sugar refineries closed after
the consolidation of 1891. Mr. Havemeyer
gave a lot of figures snowing that the price
of sugar was reduced 10 cents per 100
pounds since the formation of the trust.
John Bergen testified that he was em
ployed as foreman of the American fcugar
Rennery Company up to 1892, and was
discharged with 600 or 700 omers. The
witness said that at the time of organiza
tion of the trust in 1887 6000 or 7000 men
were discharged.
Mr. Havemeyer, who was sitting near
the reporters' table, smiled at tnis state
ment and said: "That man is a bigger liar
than he looks."
Tiie witness said that the men were not
re-employed ana bad to scatter all over
the country in search of employment. lie
further said that he understood one of the
refiueries that closed was being turned
into a coffee mill. Eight refineries were
closed since the formation of the trust,
and there was only one running now.
John Arbuckle again took the stand.
He wanted to explain that the price o!
coffee was very variable and that he be
lieved it to be the most speculative busi
ness in the world. He said his firm con
trolled about one-fourth o? the coffee trade
of the United States and was handling
about 1,000,000 bags annually. He s;iid
there was no agreement between his farm
and other big firms to tix prices.
The witness, however, admitted that the
price lixed by his firm was pretty gener
ally followed by other firms.
"Occasionally the price falls tinder
ours," explained Mr. Arbuckle.
At this Juncture Chairman Lexow an
nounced adjournment until Monday.
Four Mac- City Official* ©/ Brooklyn in
t'erioun Trouble.
NEW YORK, N. V., Feb. ft-Assistant
District Attorney H. 8. Davis of Brooklyn
to-day cave out the rather startling infor
mation in relation to the firebug prosecu
tion?, that the February grand jury had
found four indictments against former city
He said that their arrest might be ex
pected at any time. It is rumored to
night that one ol the men is now a promi
nent official of the Govarnment in Brook
lyn and that the other is holding a promi
nent city office.
Aaron Schlang and Pinkus Castner,
who were arrested yesterday, were ar
raigned before County Jud«e Aspinwall
this afternoon on the charge of arson.
They are charged with having set fire to a
clothing-store at 175 Myrtle avenue on
February 11, i 894.
The store was owned by Schlang, who
collected $40,000 insurance afterward.
Both men plead not guilty, and bail,
which was iixed at $3000 each, was fur
Xevada County J'ioneer't Death.
GRASS VALLEY, Cal., Feb. 6.-Michae!
Roach, a pioneer of Nevada County, who
lived near the Allison Ranch mine, met
with an untimely death Thursday after
noon. Mr. Konch left Boston Ravine at
about 4 o'clock for hu home. He had to
cross a creek, and in doing so it is sup
posed he slipped and fell into the water
and his head struck against a rock. This
rendered him unconscious, and he was
finally smothered to death dv mud and
Paator ZiHdtay JCrcnlled to Ckiah.
UKIAH, Cal., Feb. o.— At a meeting of
the members ot the Baptist church of this
place this afternoon, the proposition tore
call Rev. Arnold Lindsay to the nastoraie
was brought up, and by a rote of 70 to 50 it
was decided to take that step. Lindsav is the
minister who two years aeo was expelled
from the local Ministerial Union, owing to
his connection with a scandal involving
himself and a young lady of Lakeport.
Lindsay is at the present time pastor of a
church in Mont/ma.
Scheme to Remove Washington's Capitol
to the Scores of Puget
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 6 —An effort is
being made to put the State capiiol on
■wheels and remove it from Olympia. A
Spokane syndicate is said to have
secured an option on a large tract
of .land between Taconaa and Seat
tle, on the shore of Puget Sonnd, and
to have a bill ready to introduce in the
Legislature, authorizing the removal of
the capita!, and the State's acceptance of
the be^t offer submitted for a site and re
imbursement for the $90,000 already ex
pended on foundations for toe newcapitol.
Should this scheme go through — and
'.here are many throughout the State who
claim that a more central location would
be beneficial— a new town wuld spring
up about the new capitol. Projectors of
the enterprise would "reap a profit out of
land sales.
It is possible that this syndicate will
adopt the Texas plan and offer to build a
$1,000,000 Capitol in return for the 200.000
--acre land grant given to the State by C n
gress for Caphol pun oses.
Bills have been introduced this week to
remove th ■ Supreme Court and State
Library from Olympia to Tacoma, the
object beins to lessen expenses of litiga
tion by obviating the necessity of lawyers'
daily triua to Olympia. The Supreme
Court favors the plan, and a majority of
both Houses is said to indorse it.
XIJPVX'S 11: lI \- nHt t H 11..
loung Thotnna <am pb til Stay ICvad*
the iV«ihr.i of the Law-
STOCKTON, Cal., Feb. 6.— lt is possi
ble that Thomas Campbell, the half-witted
colored boy who was arrested for throwing
a switch near Ripon to derail a train, mey
escape the meshes of the law, owing to
the z.:al of a Southern Pacific detective.
Campbell was given his preliminary ex
amination before Justice Parker this morn
inc. and he was held to answer Defore the
Superior Court with bail fixed at $8000.
There is ample evidence to hold him,
but whether there is evidence enough to
convict him is another question.
The detective in the service of the rail
road company who arrested him is C. C.
'In addition to arresting him, the detec
tive obtained a contession. as all detec
tives generally do; but he was over
zealous in obtaining that confession, and
tiiere lies the difficulty. Whether the
statements male by the prisoner to the
detective wili be admitted as evidence in
the Superior Court is a question to be
Grief Causes Mr*. Bell to Be Violently
MODESTO, Cal , Feb. 6.— Reports from
Waterlord, twelve miles east of this city,
state that Mr?. T. C. Bel , a well-known
resident of that town, Lecame violently
insane yesterday morning.
The cause of the derangement of her
mind was the death of ber husband, who
committed suicide a lew months ago by
taking strychnine.
While in a Waterford meat market Mrs.
Bell seized two large knives and started
toward her home.
Meeting two men in a wagon, she de
manded a ride at the peril of th.-ir lives.
The men got her into the wagon and took
ber back to her relatives. Mrs. Bell has
been one of the county's most active
women, handling business aft.iirs with
the shrewdness 01 an experienced man.
J-lItE A.T ltt.\ LOMOXIt.
Itoirixrdennn, th« t.ounlrt/ Borne of
■ /k.»/« ■ • It, Hell, Uentroynd.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Feb. 6.— Thomas
L. Bell's beautilul residence, Roward
enan, at Ben Lomond, was totally de
stroyed by tire early this morning, the
ocrupants escaping in scant raiment.
Rowardenan was one of the finest coun
try homes in this co ntry, being commo
dious, handsomely furnished and li.hted
by electric power generated on the prem
Tne building was erected about three
years ago, at a cost of many thousands of
dollars. The house and furniture were in
sured for $4000.
Pomona' t Local Option fight.
POMONA, Cal., Feb. 6.— The city elec
tion, which is to be held here in a few
weeks, is creating considerable excitement
as the time approaches. The question at
issue is whetner or not Pomona will have
two saloon? licensed at $1000 each per
year. Tne majority of the present Board
of Trustees are prohibitionists, and no
saloons are allowed. Both the Hiy h License
and me Anti-saloon parties will place
straight tickets in the field. The ofhee of
City AUorney is the bone of contention.
W. A. Bell is the candidate for the Hieh
License party, and E. J. Fleming is the
choice of the Anti-saloon men. The- latter
seems so far to be the stronger.
San Joaquin Teacher* Organise.
FRESNO, Cal., Feb. 6.— Representatives
from tue various county organizations of
schoolteachers in the San Joaquin Valley
met in this city to-day aad effected the
permanent organization of the San Joa
quin Valley Teachers' Association.
The counties of Fresno, Tulare, Kern,
Kings, Madeia, Merced, Stanislaus, Mari
posa and Tuolutnne are represented. The
following officers were elected:
President, Albert Harrell; vice-presi
dents, the several county superintendents;
secretary, Mi.-s Anna M. Nicholson ; assist
ant > l ecretary, Mis. de la Roza; treasurer,
C. L. McLane. The first meeting of the
association of several hundred te icbers
will be Held in this city next October.
Stockton J.ititjnnti it a fianquet.
STOCKTON, Cal., Feb. 6.— A hard
fought le^ul contest, in which the defend
ants' attorney seemed glad to lose, ended
Michael Lorican mcd theStocktonWater
Company lor $5000 damages lor falling
through a sidewalk on the property of the
defendant. After deliberating ior two
hours the jury brought in a verdict of
$100 for the plaintiff.
This precludine an app°al, A. L. Le
vinsky of Woods <fc LevinsKy, counsel for
the defendants, took the plaintiff, his
counsel and the jury out to a big banquet
. ( _ — ♦ — -i-
Conflagration at Pomona.
POMONA, Cal., Feb. 6.— Fire this
morning destroyed Cunningham's res
taurant, Bow!e's barber-shop and Ly roan's
tailoring establishment, entailing a loss
of $1600, with insurance of $)UO. The tire
was caused by the explosion of a gasoliue
An Outlaw Haid In Oklahoma.
GDTHRIE, O. T., Feb. 6.— A report
reacties here that a gang of outlaws last
night attempted to roo the office and
general stores at the Sac and Fox agency,
j* right ensued, and four were killed
among them being Ben Thompson, the
Indian agent.
Violation of Health Kulea.
The body of a boy who died of diphtheria at
Spokane, Wa*h. t nai recently brougnt to this
City for interment upon the permit of Health
Officer W. \V. Poiter of Spokane, the body
coming by a steamer of the Oregon Railway
and Navigation Company. Health Officer
Lovelace says that be will do what he can to
prevent a repetition of »uch an occurrence.
Wendell Phillips Winds Up
in Jail on a Charge
of Swindling.
Says He Followed Actress Belle
Thorne Until Overcome
by Sickness.
The Young Man Claims to Be an
Expert E ectrician From San
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 6.—lnfatua
tion for a woman brought Wendell Phil
lips, alias Harry Jtohler, into serious
trouble in this city. He is a well-appear
ing young man and was arrested last
Thursday on complaint of J. M. Gehrug,
the Quincy-street druggist.
Several days previous the young man
began to loiter in the drugstore. He said
ne was Harry KohLr of San Francisco
and claimed to know relatives of Mr.
Gehrung. Kohler said that he was finan
cially embarrassed ana hinted to Mr.
Gehrung about borrowing money from
him, asserting that he expected money
any day from his relatives. Mr. Gehrung
was suspicious and notified the police.
in the police court to-da3 r the prisoner
said his real name was Wendell Phillips
and that his parents lived at Flint, Mich.
He toid an apparently straightforward
siory concerning himself, to the effect
that he was an expert electrician, and had
lived in San Francisco four years. He
claimed, that be was intimately ac
quainted with Mr. Gehrune's brother, who
was accidentally drowned in Han Fran
cisco in 1894, and he described now the
accident happened.
The prisoner became infatuated with a
woman by the name of Ue.le Thome, an
ac ress, and she suddenly left the city.
He was ill with lune trouble at the time.
As soon as he recovered he assumed ilie
name of Harry Kohler and began a search
over ttie country for the woman. He ar
rived in Cleveland over a week ago and
ran out of money.
Phillips claims that be wired bis sister
for money and that he expected it to ar
rive in a short time.
Judge Fiedler believed the story nnd
imposed a sentence of $50, costs and thirty
days, which was suspended for three days
in order to eive Phillips a chance to leave
the city. Judge Fiedler warned Phillips
to give up the woman, and the prisoner
replied that he had come to bis senses
since his arresi and would heed the ad
COaiPVLSOMX !• t. lllit.n EST.
Jhe Prfident Exercise* Hit Prerogative
i« ' olonrt Crofton'* Ca*e.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 6.-The
President, taking advantage of a preroga
tive rarely exercised, placed Colonel Rob
ert E. Crofton, commanding the Fifteenth
Infantry, with headquarters at Foit Bay
ard, N. Mex., on the retired list of the
army, under the statute enabling the Ex
ecutive, aa comniander-in-chief, to retire
an officer who reaches tte age cf 62 years,
Crofton having reached the required age
last December.
The Fifteenth Infaatry, stationed at
Fort Sheridan, 111., was considered poorly
disciplined, and an effort was made to re
tire Colonel Crofton for physical disabil
ity, but the examining board did not find
him incapacitated to command, and
shortly afterward the regiment was or
dered away from Cbicago Influences,
which wero thought to be deleterious to
the discipline, and sent to the Mexican
border. Colonel Crofton ranked No. 4
among army colonels, and would have
been promoted to be a general but for his
compulsory retirement in 1898.
The last occasion upon which the 62
--year law was utilized was in the case of
General Carr. who was retired by Presi
dent Harri:>on to create a vacancy in the
grade of funeral, but was no reflection
upon the orti:er in the latter case.
G. K. Crater Promises to Run a First-
Clans Amusement Place.
G. E. Crater completed arrangements
yesterday whereby he secured a five years'
lease of the New Bush-street Theater. Mr.
Crater intends to make several improve
ments in the place and will supply i: with
a cood stock company*.
Tde first production will be a melo
drama from the t>en of John P. Wilson,
entitled "Tde Filibusters." It treats of
the Cuban revolution and is said to be a
very strong production, enlivened by
much catchy music.
A portion of the proceeds of the first
performance will be donated to the revo
p| li 1 « >^ The skeleton io
r^\ 11 \! "I many a household is
1 5j. IJ[ -Jmrnm * n c peculiar weak-
MK^^)l i£K£ ness of the wife and
IYnMA I |L/C _^_ mother, or of the
I'l iffMJSy J9cfc\ w '^ e wno OU £M to be
\ 1 iJ\iiaVwv^BmPi a mother and is not.
rAu[. Wl^Hw^Q Happiness s de-
lNXH>jil^KrshwJ l * stroj'ed by the pres-
Kl|>i f\\ n^T» \ ence of the secret
mam //I If J ' I s ' ctness tnat may
feyj [In// lurk like a grinning
BBBJi*'j' death among the
RH ~~J most luxurious
U«/(li homes. The most
I* 'tlj terrible thing about
this condition of af-
fairs is that it Is entirely needless. There is
no reason in the world why every woman
in the world should not be strong and health-
ful and capable of fulfilling her whole duty
as a wife and mother. Many women go on
month after month, and year after year, be-
coming weaker and weaker, because of a
yery natural hesitancy they feel in consult-
ing a physician. They know that if they go
to a doctor for treatment, the first thing he
will insist on will be "examination" and
"local treatment." This must of course be
distasteful to every modest woman. They
are generally as unnecessary as they are ab-
horrent. Dr. Pierce Favorite Prescription
cures positively, perfectly, permanently, all
varieties of "female weakness" and dis-
ease. It is designed to do this one thing,
and it does it. It is the only medicine now
before the public for woman's peculiar ail-
ments, adapted to her delicate organization
by a regularly graduated physician— ex-
perienced and skilled specialist in these
maladies. . It cannot do harm in any condi-
tion of the system. Its sales exceed the
combined sales of all other medicines for
women. V* . .
Every woman will be healthier and happier for
> i ii' ''"^ ', following the friendly,' practical
ISKISSW. counsel contained in Dr. Pierces
■^fel^^M reat universal doctor .book:
TSJjKs "The People's Common Sense
_._ Ii fai«is«* Medical Adviser." It is the most
J^?Vi >fg"i» com P r ehensive medical work in
\?llfiiai&»» one volume in the English lan-
<i "^il ™"^ guage. It contains 1008 pages
\i fully illustrated. 680,000 copies
I V^y have been sold at $1.50 each
■ §f ' , bound in cloth.- The profits are
23E*^ now used in printing balf-a-mill-
- ■•- -rrr ~. j on cc copies bound in strong
mtnilla paper covers. | To get one you have only
to send 21 one-cent stamps to pay cost of mail-
Ing only), to World's Dispensary Medical Associ-
ation. No. 663 Main Street, Buffalo, N..Y. Send
promptly before all are given away if iawut
one. They are going off rapidly.
A New and Remarkable Discovery
for Conquering Disease*
Marvelous Results Achieved in Curing Chronic
Ailments by Electro-Medical
Treatment* ..
j - --.>; ■ . ... ;
has been developed to such a degree that it now forms a very
large and important element in the treatment of all chronic, lingering
and special diseases. While it is not claimed to be a universal specific,
it is recognized .as a curative agent of inestimable value, capable of
being employed with excellent success in the treatment of a variety of
chronic diseases, and experiments have demonstrated that it is without ,
doubt the most important ally yet discovered to the resources of
medicine. '<•■
To be benefited by electricity it should be used only under the
direction of a skilled physician — one who has mastered the physics,
physiology, mechanics and chemistry of medical electricity; one who
fully understands the kind and strength of current that each case
. The use of an electric current for forcing medicines through the
body to diseased organs is not a new idea. It has been practiced by the
medical world for a number of years, but has been used in but a very,
limited number of cases. This idea has been made a special study by
the State Electro-Medical Institute doctors, and as a result of an elaborate
series of experiments they have evolved a system of treatment that
combines all the curative virtues of medicine and medical electricity — a
treatment that is in every respect and particular the most perfect and
nearest infallible of any ever discovered in the world.
The Electricity is applied either by a Galvanic, Faradic or Static
battery, or by means of Electric Belts, Body Batteries or other Electric
Appliances, the variety of current and kind of appliance used in each
case being of that nature which the Institute doctors deem best adapted
for the speedy cure of the disease with which the patient is afflicted.
The electric current penetrates the body and stimulates the action of
the various organs, and at the same time acts as a tonic on the nerves
and the system generally. In connection with the electric treatment
medicines are administered. These medicines are perfect , laboratory
triumphs, formnlated from a true appreciation of the medicinal wants of
the body. Through a proper arrangement of the different poles of the
batteries on the body the electric current is made to carry the medicines
directly to diseased parts, thus hastening the curing action of the medi-
cines, and in a brief period the disease is conquered and the patient is
restored to heal th and strength.
-• . This form of treatment is new and original with the Institute. It
is the elaboration and perfection to such a degree of an old idea in
medical therapeutics that it can truly be called a new scientific discovery.
It is a form of treatment that especially commends itself to those who
are sick and suffering from chronic diseases and have failed to obtain
relief from other sources, remedies or doctors. For this reason the
Institute urges those who have used electricity as applied . according to
old methods and ideas, or those who have used medicines alone, as well
as those who have used both combined and have not received relief, to
come and investigate the claims and methods of treatment at the
It is fast becoming the Mecca of the sick and suffering, for the
merit of this new treatment as demonstrated by many cures of cases that
were regarded as hopeless has earned for it an enduring fame and daily
scores of people throng the Institute consultation-rooms anxious to
receive the relief from their ills that has come to others who have taken
advantage of this marvelous method of mastering disease.
X-RAY EXAMIN ATIONS-If you are sick or ailing,
ac *"" * lf you 'want to know what is the matter with you,
QTATp y SJ y ° U Should resort withou * d elay to the
!Ln r, p^n- °' MEDICAL INSTITUTE. The Institute TREATS
AND CURES Diseases of the Heart, Brain ,and Nerves, Blood Diseases,
Rheumatism Cancers and; Tumors, Catarrh, Kidney Diseases, Throat
Diseases,. Stomach. Diseases, Diseases of the Liver Bowel Diseases,
Eye Diseases, Ear Diseases and all Diseases of Men and Women.
WRITE ' f y ° U CannOt call at the Institute. Describe your
u/* J '.o ; ~ troubles by letter and the doctors will advise you
what to do. Strictest confidence observed.
Located at the Corner of
• ■ San Francisco, California.

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