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Arizona Fugitive' Caught in Bostou.
BOSTON.;; Jan. 16.-After haying been
chased across the country by. Arizona of
ficials, < who wanted him on a charge of
embezzlement. Justice T. . Hinds was ar
rested here to-day. » High Sheriff Joseph
J. j Roberts of Prescott, A. T., immedia te
•1y-'served '-requisition "papers upon Gov
ernor Bates 'from"-' the Governor of Ari
zona; charging Hinds ,with being a fugi
tive. f rom [Justice.' _• Transactions' In a min
ing eh"terprlso;are';said;to'be the basis of
the against "Hinds. ';:.: . ;. ; . .
Famous Bas Relief . Reported Stolen.
¦ ROME.' Jan. 16.— It has been reported
here that the famous bas relief. "The De^
scent from the Cross," by Luca Delia
Robbla. has been" stolen from the church
of San Severo, Florence. The bas relief
is. valued at J10O.OQO.
Grand Jury Censures Trustees.
SAN RAFAEL. Jan. 16.-The Grand
Jury which was impaneled la*t November
rendered its report thl« evening:. It cen
sured the Trustees of Sausaiito for era nt-
T!5 the pt'Olrooms of that city a license.
Th« Urand Jury also censured the Town
TruFteos of Fan Rafael for permitting
Um; saloon men to remain open after n
T- tn., which is a violation of the liquor
crdinancc cl this city.
Resolution Will Be Passed Settling
the Controversy, on the Basis
'of a Truce.
CHICAGO^ Jan. 16— After an all-day
session here to-day the passenger repre
sentatives of Western lines decided to do
what they could under the rules to assist
the Rock Island in tho position the latter
assumed relative to immigration business.
It is probable that neither the Rock Isl
and nor the Southern Pacific will come
back into the immigration fold, but that
a resolution •.will. be. passed, which .will ect
tl< the i-ontroverey upon- the. basis of a
truce. It was; found impossible owing to
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the attitude of the Southern Pacific' and
th*- Santa Fe to accede to the demands of
tin; Rock Island, which Would have to be
granted before the latter company would
join the bureau. ¦ .--... :v ••¦
E. O. James, J02, of Mansfield," Ohio, has
been made an assistant instructor in the
department" of English literature. James'
graduated from the English department
last May and since that time has been
doing post-graduate work. Dr. Ncwson,
associate professor of mining and metal
lurgy, has returned to the university after
a four months' tour * through England,
Wales and the Continent, where he visited
all the principal mining schools. Dr.
N'etrson regards the equipment,' laborato
ries and methods of the American. schools
in mining aa'supcrior to those of Europe.
Former Student Now Instructor.
Miss Kelly in some manner fell while
entering the carriage. and either struck
the operating handle starting the eleva
tor/or else the employe became frightened
and pulled the lever. At. any rate -the
elevator snot : upward with Miss, Kelly
hangins-half way out. It stopped on the
floor'abbvc and crushed her" in a- most
painful' manner. " She was : taken to the
Cottage' HospUal, where It was 'thought
one of her legs will have to be amputated
before morning. , , , .
SANTA BARBARA. Jan. 16.— Miss Anita
P. Kelly, a sister of Mrs.- Charles Givcr
naud of • New York, was seriously, if not
fatally; Injured in an elevator accident
at the Potter Hotel to-night. ./ \
Miss Anita Kelly Meets With a. Seri
ous Accident in Santa Barbara
STOCKTON, Jan. 16.— County Clerk Eu
gene : D. Graham has received a letter
from Governor Pardee calling attention
to a representation made by the Secretary
of State, upon complaint of the legation
of. Portugal, alleging that citizens of Por
tugal were using fraudulent and illegal
means to ' secure naturalization papers.
The complaint alleges that people who
have not yet come over from the old
country are illegally, securing naturaliza
tion papers in the United States. The ob
ject-seems to be to avoid military service
in their native land. It is also claimed
that Syrians and Armenians are resort-
Ing to the same practice.
Graham referred the letter to Superior
Judges W. B. Nutjer and Frank H. Smith.
Accompanying the letter of the Governor
were copies of the complaint of the Por
tuguese legation made to the Secretary
of* State and the letter of Secretary
of State John ; Hay.
San Joaquin County Clerk Notified
to Watch for Fraudulent Natu
. v ralization.
CARACAS, Jan. 16.-Mallet Prevost,
who was sent to this country by a group
of American capitalists to endeavor to
convert the Venezuelan ; debt, . arrived
here yesterday. He was' 'taken" from
Curacao to Puerto Cabello on board a
German man-of-war. He came overland
from the latter place to Caracas. -
The Venezuelan Government yesterday
morning published a decree reopening
overland trade with Colombia by the
rivers Zulia and Catatumbo and the port
of Villamlzar. This will afford 'an outlet
for an enormous quantity of Colombian
products, which have been blockaded for
more than two years, "as there was no
other means of reaching the coast. This
decree will "benefit Venezuela as well as
Colombia in a very high degree. Venez
uela will -. collect transit dues and . will
also be able to obtain food during th-s
blockade. The decree will also have a
tendency to soothe Colombia* Ire against
this country. - :
Special Dispatch to The -Call.
EAST, LIVERPOOL. Ohio, Jan. 16.—In
timate" friends in -tni9" city of the late
George Barclay Mercer, known to the
baseball "wtorld ' as "Winnie" Mercer,', and
hio mother are firmly of the opinion that
Mercer. was., not # a suicide, but was mur
dered. After much discussion on the part
of George Y.Tavis. manager of the team
on which Mercer first played; George
Carr of the Washlngtons and other close
friends, a telegram was sent to-night to
the Chief of Police of San Francisco ask
ing him to make a close investigation. -
Friends declare that the letters given
out were "not written by Mercer, who
never; signed himself "Winnie," and that
the recent attempt to rob him of JSOOO
shows that desperate men were after him.
As for a shortage, they scout the idea, as
he had property and also friends by the
hundred who would have backed him for
any . amount.' ",
Telephone Companies Consolidate.
PORTLAND, Or.. Jan. IS.— It 13 under
stood that the Pacific States Telephone
Company has absorbed the Columbia Tel
ephone Company, which has its head
quarters in this city. The Columbia Tel
ephone Company has a capital atocfc of
$•500,000. though only J100.00O i^pakl up. It
has about 1200 subscribers in this city and
a number of lone distance lines In ur«
isoa HBl
LONDON, Jan. 17.— In a dispatch from
Cairo th*e -• correspondent of the Daily
Mail reports the discovery in Syria of ono
of the oldest Hebrew manuscript Bible?.
It consists of five boots of the penta
teuch written In Samaritan characters on
gazelle parchment in the year 115 of th»
Moslem era. It shows important differ
ences from the existing text.
Is Written in Samaritan Character*
and Shows Important Differ
ences From Existing Text.
tinued With Occasional Out
breaks of Disorder.
VIENNA, Jan. 17.— The session of th*
Relchsrath which began Thursday con
tinued until 6 o'clock Friday mornir.g. It
was resumed at 10 o'clock Friday morn-
Ing. The session has bpert continuous and
the Reichsrath was 4ml sitting at 3
o'clock this morning. There have bc;n
long obstruction speeches in the Czech
language, with occasional outbreaks of
disorder. The Czech minority is main
taining a quorum in relay?. Most of the
members, are sleeping in. the lobbies or
playing cards. It 13 intended, in an en
deavor to breah down obstruction, to ex
tend the session until Sunday.
Obstruction Tactics Are Being Con-
Advance the .Theory That
"Winnie"/ Mercer Was
Venezuelan Decree Reopens
Overland Trade With \
Colombia. .
Blake said he understood that $4000 was
first sent to bring home" a detachment' of
the Chicago Ambulance Corps, but this
was not a fact. The Boer Government
paid the,passage of the detachment from
Delagoa Bay to New York and supplied
each man with an additional 520. Shortly
after the detachment left Delagoa Bay
the 54000. was received by United States
Consul Hollis at Delagoa Bay, but as the
detachment . sailed before the , funds ar
rived," Hollis returned the money to the
person who sent it and got his receipt.
PAWTUCKKT, R. I-. Jan. ' 18.— Before
the members of. several Irish societies, at
a reception given in his honor to-night,
Colonef John F. Blake, leader, of the
Irish brigade in the Boer war. made what
he said was his first statement as to the
financial assistance given" to Irishmen In
the field by. societies in this country. The
statement cameras a surprise. lie said
that the Clan-Na-Gael. claimed to have
appropriated $15,000 with^ which to bring
home . the Irish j brigade 'from South Af
rica, and that- people now. are inquiring
about the expenditure of that money. He
disclaimed having received any money
from organization, and had knowledge
of "only two sums of money sent to the
Transvaal. ¦
NEWMAN, III., Jan. 16.— A crowd of an
gry . citizens held up a passenger train
known, as the Decatur accommodation
last evening and took every bit of coal
out of the engine tender. This outburst
T.as-due, perhaps, to a report .which came
to Newman that there was coal on the
siding ' at Montezuma, Ind., billed for
Newman which the company refused to
haul. The train carried United, States
mall and was delayed several hours on
account of the raid.
It has since been learned that the re
port wus untrue, and as soon as the coal
was delivered to the road it was hauled to
Special Dispjtch to The Call.
Crowd of Angry Illinoisans
P Holds Up Passenger
Leader of Irish Brigade 1= in
South Africa Makes
PARIS. Jan. 16.— Dr. Jenn Charcot hi*
announced the plans f«»r an Arctic expe
dition under the patronas* of the Acad
emy of Science and the Ministry of Pub
lic Instruction. A ship for the voyage I*
now under construction at St. Malo. She
will be specially equipped to resist lc-».
The purty will leave France on May 15
for Spitzbergen and thence will start for
Franz Josef Land. The expedition will b*
exclusively French. Lieutenant De CJer
lach, who commanded the Belgian Ant
arctic steamer Belgica. will probably b«
a member of the party, which will com
prise several scientist*.
Dr. Charcot say3 France has hitherto
left Arctic exploration to foreigners anvl
he hopes to revive French attention in
the subject.
Another Expedition to Be Exclu
sively French Will Leave for
Spitzbergen Next May.
the prosecution was not undertaken by
the Government, he declared, was that
the director? were sheltering themselves
behind members of the royal family.
Mr. White added that he understood a
royal Duke had invested his money In
the company, and he believed that cer
tain "hangers-on" at court were using
the name of the King, and others for the
purpose of hiding their own nefarious
Other speakers declared that the share
hold^ of the London and Globe were
victims of: one of the most "terrible,
he-artless and gigantic swindles of the
present age."
-»- ONDON, Jan. 15.— At a meeting
B~ to-day of the supporters of the
B movement tojnjtiate the pros-
B . ecutlon of Whittaker j Wright
mi ma y and others connected with the
¦¦" failure of the London and
Globe Finance Corporation. IJmit«l, • in
which i conElder^fT>Ie~'Xnl0'ncan"money was
lost, it was resolved to raise a' fund of
$2J.O00 for the purpose.
Arnold White, who presided, announce*!
that $10,000 had been promised . alreafly;
and said that unless the honor of the ad
ministration of English law was to re
main under a cloud Immediate. steps must
te taken to sift the scandal. The reason
l_OME. Jan. 16.— Cardinal Sera-
BT fino Vannutelli has been ap-
B 3 pointed Vice-Chancellor of the
BWjT Catholic church In succession
JL to Cardinal Parocchi, who
'^^ died yesterday. The haste
with which the Pope .filled the vacant
office is much commented upon. Cardinal
Vannutelli is now regarded as the proba
ble successor of Pope Leo, as the vice-
chancellorship is one of the highest posi
tions.in the. papacy.
. The Pope to-day received in private audi
ence Francis McNutt and Mrs. McNutt
of Washington, who presented the Pon
/tift with a jubilee gift of four magnificent
columns of alabaster from Tivoll. These
have been erected in the throne-room, to
hold candelabra on either side of th«
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Financial Kings Ready to
Accept Conservative
MANILA, Jan. 15.— With the continua
tion of the trial of Major Edward B.
Glenn of the Fifth Infantry, who is
charged with having unlawfully killed
seven prisoners of war in 8amar, a Span
iard who wa3 at one time held prisoner
by the insurgents testified that while he
was confined in the headquarters of G?n«
eral Luokan, in Samar, in May of 13f>0.
he saw an American prisoner roasted t>>
death. The. Spaniard said sticks were
driven into the man's body and ho was
slowly turned over until <3ead. The body
was then left to be devoured bv host
ile did not- know the man's name, but
thought he was one of several officers
or men who were missing in Samar ia
Other witnesses reviewed the BaJangij*
and Gandara and Catubig massaerss.
The defense produced a letter written by
the insurgent leader Gueverra. In whlc£.
he admitted that the Balangiga massacre
was contrary to the laws of warfare.
Captain Abraham P. BufHngton of th«
First Infantry testified that Brigadier
General Jacob H. Smith had offered pro
tection to the natives and urged them t9
come Inside the American lines. Lieu
tenant Pratt testified that General Smith,
in his orders, had directed that the war
be waged against able-bodied men. not
against women and children.
American Army Officer in Saxnar
Victim of Awful Cruelty.
Death sentence ha3 been imposed upon
one of the natives who murdered flva
American soldiers in the cemetery «t
Bonangonon, Luzon, on Decoration day
of last year.
MANILA. Jan. K -Constabulary Insjwo
tor Fletcher, while traveling alone in th»
province of Albay. Luzon, last Wednes
day, was attacked by thirty bolomen.
Fletcher killed five of his assailants, but
was himself -wounded. "•¦>"> escaped and
organized a party, which -pursued the
bolonien, overtook them and killed six
There will be another provision for
making cfTccth e the law against prefer
ential rat»s of transportation, and to pun
ish severely not only the givers but the
receivers of such preferences.
There will be another provision dealing
in the same way with corporations that
»eek to interfere with the price-making
!<ouer by secret arrangements or con
lracts, and provision for the securing of
evidence of such practices.
There also will be a provision for Gov
ernment investigation of trust methods.
The bill will be reported from the bud
comrnittec on trusts next week and will
b*> a conservative measure. It will pro
vide for four principles of regulation.
There will be a modified provision for
publicity, one that will not expose the
legitimate business methods of firms to
tl.cir rivals, but will provide a method for
dealing with corporations that pursue
such methods as will place them under
The disposition of Congress now is to
make a careful and conservative begin
ning in trust legislation to meet real evils.
?r.d not mtrrfrre with legitimate enter
prise. If th»» way for such legislation is
made too difficult at this session public
m-'nlon will demand radical legislation
fmm the next Congress and the pressure
will be too heavy to resist with conserva
tism. Morgan and his friends are readi
ly £ft out of the way of the administra
tion policy, and leading railroad men in
control of such lines as the New York
Central, the Pennsylvania and those
controlled by Morgan are quite willing to
have the law so strengthened as to pre
vent discrimination in rates, especially if
the punishment falls alike on the receiver
a* wen as the giver of preferential rates.
1 \:e? say this would enable them to
maintain published rates and prevent
Kir at shippers holding them up for prefer
ential rates.
tion of trusts at this session. Financial
Interests have been told, not by the Presi
dent, but by some of the most conserva
tive Republican?: in Congress, that now is
th*« arrepted time for them to get out of
the way of the will of the people and get
Into the administration ark before the
tv;urrs are let locse in flood.
Tho Morgan group of financier*, who
ere principally interested in railroad prop
erties and the steel trust, are ready to
have *-jch legislation at this time. They
profess to have discovered that the Pres
ident Is not as radical as h? appearpd
from his pp»*ches and messages, although
tr» TrPFident has not changed his policy.
The i-?al reason for the change of atti
tude on the part of Morgan and his
rriends is the knowledge that the Presi
o>nt intends to call an extra session of
the Fifty-eighth Congress if he does not
f^oure some legislation for the regula-
Morgan has. through one of his trusted
rrrtners, aide known to some of the Re
publican leaders in Congress that he will
not resist an effort to pass a- bill which
rroposes to have a department of coin
mere*', through a bureau of corporations.
make investigations as to the conduct of
trusts; to rsake it as dangerous to the
receive of rebates and secret freight dis
«-nri5r.3.ticns as to the transportation
< impanies that grant such rebates, and
to prevent the interference of trusts with
the r-riee-rr.aking power by secret con
tracts or ¦understandings".
B^jLta the trusts they began to consider
the advisability of getting on the Presi
dent's side of the question.
Morgan has let it be known that he and
liis friends will not resist conservative
trust legislation like that proposed by
tfce rub-committee which is at work
formulating: a bill which will me.et the
»>n ministration policy. The trust mag
nates known as the Morgan group have
reversed ihHr attitude on the trust ques
tion a. d they desire to be known as pro
moters of good trusts, not afraid of the
Government's supervision and regulation.
Congress failed to pass legislation to reg-
bitration. They have learned to respect
t he President's ¦words as meaning just
>vhat they express and when he said
there would be an extra session if this
fptutl Difyxtch to 7h* Cell.
WASHINGTON". Jan. :<S— President !
Roosevelt has convinced J. Pierpont Mor- ',
Can tfctt row is the accepted time for >
conservative legislation to regulate trusts. !
Morgan and tho-=e associated with him in |
the great combinations known as the Mor- ;
t&n group have become convinced that j
the President means business now, as he j
<!:•! •when he Insisted that the coal strike :
e hould be ended by an agreement for ar- ',
Lieutenant Governor James H. Tillman
conducted . himself quietly and calmly
during the day in the County Jail, where
he had a comfortable room on the second
floor. He had some new furniture
brought tohls place of confinement and
made himself comfortable. Visitors called
upon him, but most of the day he spent
in consultation with' his lawyers. Con
gressman George WJ Croft, Judge Buch
anan and Coleman L. Blease.
Two of his counsel gave to the press,
with a request that it be published, the
following statement prepared by Till
"I can only say that when the truth of.
the unfortunate affair is known my
friends, as well a« the people, .will know
how thoroughly " I " was justified In doing
as I did.
"The statements already published ] in
the newspapers j are untrue, and at the
proper time this I will, be ready to show.
Bfyond this I don't care to make any fur
ther statement. . I
It ii understood here that Colonel Till
man'J line of defense j will be that he
thought Gonzales was armed, that he saw
a weapon in the editor's coat pocket and
that Gonzales . had his hand in his coa^t
pocket. He Is said to contend that he
had every^ reason to believe that Gonzales
was armed. Gonzales' friends say that he
was not armed.. . ; ; fJj
Tillman will claim that when he raised
the pistol the second time at Gonzales he
did so expecting Gonzales to defend him
self, and he lowered hls^Weapon because
there was no .response, and not because
of anything Gonzales said. Tillman, it is
understood.' will .contend also .that he had
not met "Gonzales before.. This is denied
by Gonzales': friends, who say Gonzales
and Tillman' were in* the same chamberat
the State Capitol together.
Mrs. Tillman arid! Mrs.' George B. Till
man arc expected here to-night."
Gonzales' wound was dressed shortly
before 10 o'clock this morning and later
Dr. Guerry announced that the stricken
man was holding his own and was as well
as could be expected, but that the odds
were against his recovery. His pulse was
110; temperature, 00; respiration, 2S. Ho
rested well until after 1 o'clock, and this
fact gave some encouragement to his
physicians, but a period of restlessness
followed at 2 o'clock. .At f> o'clock in the
evening the wound was again dressed and
was. found. to be in a satisfactory condi
tion.' His conditioji, the surgeons an
nounced, was critical, but was as good as
they could expect. There had ..been no
change during the day and at 9 o'clock
to-night the doctors said' that his pulse
was 120 ..and temperature 100. They
thought the first crisis would be reached
during the night. -
¦ Whlls~tticTe~ is a" great dearof "feeling
over the rtfWfr it can be said ¦ wlthj ; pof>;
Hivencss'-that,*. there f iW itabsoluieljr^nO
thought of violence, against Tillmaii on
the part of Gbnzales' friends. 'AH sensa
tional reports of threats against Tillman' s
life: in the- event that the stricken editor
should die are baseless, as it is the wish
cf Gonzales and his closest friends. that
the affair should be left for the courts to
settle. . - -. :
COLUMBIA. S. C, Jan. 16.-Editor N.
G. Gonzales, who was shot and seriously
wounded' yesterday by Lieutenant Gover
nor THlmari on' the most traveled street
In the. capital of South Carolina, was
holding Ills »own at ,9) o'clock lo-nigut.
There had been .no; change since last
night. The crisis is yet to eonie. ¦ Tlie
test surgeons in this part of the 3tate are
Ocknff all they can to save- his life, but
hold out little hope. .At the:same time
Gonzales is making: a ¦ plucky ti^ht. As
he has a . strors constitution, excellent
habits and aresolute will it' is' thougnt
there is a chance that he will pull through
notwithstanding his critical condition and
the serious condition ¦ of his wound. No
one, not even members. of his family, is
allowed to see the patitnt. -
This morning' when the city schools as
sembled and prayers Were said they in
cluded an appeal to. God for the recovery
of Gonzales. At the South Carolina, Col
lege prayers were offered .up for the re
covery of -the stricken- editor and even
In the Senate chamber, where Lieutenant
Governor Tlllman had; presided shortly
before the shooting-, , the chaplain prayed
that the Afmlghty would" savVthe "life
of Gonzales.
Constabulary Inspector Flet
cher Fights Thirty'
Assassin's Defense Will; Be
That He Thought Foe
, ". Was Armed.
Lives of Eleven Na
tives Pay for an
Attack, .
Prayers for ; His ; Re
covery Are Offered
in Schools.
White House Wins the
Acquiescence of
Surgeons Offer hut
> Gonzales. j
Will Not Seek to
Defeat Trust
Philippine Bolomen
Catch American
Leader in the Movement to Prosecute Lon
don and Globe Finance Corporation Di
rectors Makes Sensational Declaration
Appoints Cardinal Vannuielli to the High
Station and That Prelate Is Now Looked
Upon as the Probable Future Pontiff
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