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CITY OK " MEXICO. Jan. : 18.— Jose
Esteva of^ Jalapa, in the'state of ;Vera
Cruz,** the ' f last surviving v member • 'of
Emperor,' Maximilian's Cabinet, Is
dead,;aged"J80 ; y£arsr /:. ""V\ -V-
Maximilian Cohort Dies.
Ttvo Deaths Occur ; During an ; Af ter-
noon at a Home Inj the County >
of Shasta. -
REDDING. Jan.; 18.— Mrs.7 William
Burke 1 and ; her"; ¦ 1 JP-y ear-old : daughter,
Maud, died to-dayj within 'five* minutes
of each " other at the Burke. • home,, one
rollefroOT the. town fof;sHasta4. The
attending : physician diagnosed the dis
ease as- tonsilitis.'-* ;_ I / '1
i With, this appropriation It is -pro
posed to j procure thirteen automatic
machine guns for use in sea coast forts
and 160 "one-pounder automatic pom
pom guns";- also 200 guns of a caliber
large enough to fire effective shrapnel;
700 "high velocity six-pounder guns."
-*' It is also proposedto procure 95,000
rounds of 'ammunition for the'."pom
pom" guns; 2000 rounds for the : field
guns and 50,000 rounds; for ¦ th« .«ix»
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.— A supple
mental estimate, for an appropriation
of $3,445,000 for "armament* for forti
fications" was transmitted to . the
House to-day by Secretary Root. :>' - -
Secretary ' - Submits an Estimate of
$3,445,000 to Congress to Pro
vide for Armaments.
All Available Ships of the Asiatic
licet Will Be Ordered to Olonga
po for Maneuvers. •
:.TANILA. Jan. is. — Rear Admiral
Robley D. Kvan?, in command of the
United States Asiatic fleet, arrived
here to-day from Honolulu with the
batt!r«rl:ip squadron. The speed main
tnin«»d during the entire trip averaged
over twelve knots an hour. •
< n t ar 1 ster »n??. in command
of the Philippine squadron, has ar
r:vfd from Hongkong on the Rainbow,
and Rear Admiral Philip H. Cooper,
in command of the cruiser squadron
is erpectcd to arrive here with his
Fitips to-morrow. When the entire
fleet in Asiatic waters in assembled
«»v*ry available v*-»-*i will be ordered
in Okmgapo for maneuvers. Captain
Richardson Clover relieved Captain
Uriel S*bree of the command of the
* Wisconsin.
Companies Refuse to Accept Risks at
Ordinary Premiums and Em
ployers Combine.
. MOSCOW. Jan. 18.— The law provid
ing compulsory compensation for fac
tory employes and miners in case of ail
accidents, one of the most important
measures of the present reign, has be
come effective. In the -event of death
an annuity j Is payable, not only t»
widowsJand legitimate children, but to
illegitimate children* and to mothers of
such chlMren and also to adopted chil
dren, the annuity to equal the wages of
iW days- per annum, wnereas the aver
age of working days only numbers 220.
As reliable statistics are not available
the 'insurance companies . refuse to Is
sue, accident policies except at enor^
moos premiums, so the employers com
bined for mutual insurance.
"WASHINGTON. Jan. 18.— The Presi
dent to-day sent the following nomi
nations to the Senate:;
Receiver' of: public ""moneys- — Albert
A. Roberts, at La Grande, Or.
Postmasters^California— John W.
Wood, - Pasadena; E.I T. Ketcham.
Santa Maria. V
Nominations for Receiver of Moneys
and Postmasters Arc Sent to
; the Senate.
Thirty Persons T Are Drowned and
Much' Proper! jv Is In |
Orange - River : Colony.
BLOEMFONTEIN, ~ Orange ' River
Colony, Jan. 18.— About thirty persons
were drowned and three hotels and
176 houses destrbyedas the result of
a , bursting reservoir" here yesterday.
Hundreds of have been'ren
dered homeless and destitute by the
disaster. . '
"The Kansas City platform is sound
in every plank, and the first act of
the convention should be to reaffirm it
in its entirety, and its next act should
be the addition of new plank3 in har
mony with it and covering such new
questions as demand consideration.
Then the convention should nominate
candidates who believe in the plat
form." v -
LINCOLN, Neb.. Jan. 18. — A formal
welcome to W. J. Bryan on his return
from Europe,. in the form of a "dollar
dinner,',' was given to-night and was
attended by nearly 700 Democrats,
principally men in full sympathy and
accord with Bryan's political policies.
Bryan in a speech declared that the
Kansas City platform was sound in
every olank and must be reiterated,
and that the nomftiee3 of the St.
Louis convention' must be in accord
with that platform. Said he: "Shall
we abandon our advocacy of bimetal
lism in order to conciliate those who
defeated the party in other cam
paigns? Never! .'
Reaffirms His Advocacy of Bimetal
lism at the "Dollar
t Dinner."
ings of Henry Weinhard and George
EX. Williams vs. the Commercial Na
tional Bank of Portland, Or., whose
stock was sold for failure to pay an
assessment of 50 per cent levied by the
directors on demand of Comptroller
Eckle^ in 1836. Justice Day said the
shareholders and not the directors
must d<*eide whether a bank shall
make the increase demanded or sus
pend operations.
"In this case," he concluded, "the
esppssment was made by the directors
without action by the shareholders,
and. not b^ing within the statute, was
void.** r. •-
WASHINGTON. Jan. 18. — The
United States Supreme Court rendered
an opinion to-day to the effect that
the shareholders and not the directors
of a bank shall decide whether an
assessment on stock shall be made
v. hen the Comptroller of the Currency
gives notice that the capital stock is
The case grew out of the proceed-
Disposal of Shares by Directors on
railnre to Pay Assessment of
50 Cents Not Legal.
SAN JOSE. Jan. 18. — The organised
fruit growers who have been trying to
dissolve the Cured Fruit Association
scored a victory in Judge Hyland's
court this afternoon^ About a year
ago C. TV. Childs, W. P. Lyon and E.
T. Pettitt were appointed trustees by
the growers to bring action to dissolve
the defunct organization of the grow
ers. Over nine-tenths of the j prune
men's ' signatures were obtained to th«
petition, but President Wood and the
officers of the organization refused to
turn over the books to the liquidators.
The decision this afternoon Is a com
plete victory^for the growers. Judge
Hyland in his decision sustains the
growers in their action and order* the
directors to .turn affairs over to the
Directors of San Jose Association Must
Turn Over the Control to
; i the Trustees. ft
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.— The Navy
Department is j informed of the safe
arrival at the Canary Islands of the
first torpedo-boat flotilla, with its con
voy, ,the Buffalo. The fleet consists of
the torpedo-boat destroyers Decatur,
Chauncey, Dale, Barry and Bain
The run of about 2800 miles from
San Juan • was made in twelve { days.
Naval officers are exceedingly gratified
at the performance. .-
Naval Officers ¦ Are Gratified at the
Run of 2800 Miles In
Twelve Days. »
"Are the stories true that the New
York State Convention is likely not
to pass instructions for the President?"
he was asked.
"Who says we are not going to in
struct?" asked Senator Platt.
"The story is in general circulation
at the capital. It is believed by
many members of Congress outside the
"Well," replied Senator Platt. "I can
not say whether we will instruct or
not. If there Is anv necessity for in
structions they will be passed. I ex
pect that story" is circulated by Demo
"Is it not generally understood that
a large number of Republicans in New
York desire the nomination of Senator
Hanna. and is it not a fact that there
Is pressure to prevent instructions for
the President?" ;.: '
"I will answer that by saying that
Hanna Is not a candidate for the Presi
dency. I have just had a long talk
with him. He will net allow the use
of his name. In addition to that he is
for the nomination of Mr. Roosevelt.
Tliere need be no doubt on that score."
"Is it the intenticr -' New York Re
publicans, now that the call for the
National Convention has been Issued,
to call an early State convention In or
der to forestall any attempt to organize
the State for Hanrta?"
"I the State convention will
he held after the adjournment of the
"But will not that make a very late
convention in .view of what the Gover
nor has said, that .there is need of
much legislation and that he is in favor
of a long r session?"
"I don't think there will be a long
session of the Legislature, nor do I
think there is much need of legislation,
and I do not think the Governor was
quoted accurately when he was made
to say that he wanted a long session."
"Have you seen or communicated
with CWvernor Odell lately?"
"No, I have not When I went South
I cut off my mail and know nothing of
what has been going on. I will go to
>Cew York in about a week and then
probably will see the Governor."
"Are you takins any personal inter
eft in the snap caucuses called by Lit
tauer in Fulton County?"
"No, but I presume Knox has as good
a pair of snowshces as, Littauer has."
When Senator Platt separated from
Senator Hanna he went to his commit
tee room and there he was asked to
discuss the somewhat confusing situa
tion in the Republican party in the
State of New York.
ator Thomas C. Platt returned from
Aiken, S. C, appeared in public to-day
and talked Presidential politics. He had
a conference on the floor of the-Sen
ate with Hanna and ! was so earnest
and lasted so long that it attracted
much attention. Senator Hanna talked
with great vigor, making many ges
tures, and now and then Senator Platt
•would nod in approval or shake his
head in disapproval.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
i a. "United, States :innitairy.i officer. 5 *- lie
says.* stopped • theirailway^from Icarry
ing!to^Panama^as)itiwas finder ; obll^
gations 1 to fdo,t ill battalion * of f.. troops
from" Bogota/ which *" had \ Just "arrived
In speaking of the action of the Co
lombian Congress in its efforts to
amend the treaty General Reyes says:
"I firmly believe that it would have
approved the convention with "amend
ments-that would probably have been
acceptable . to , the.. United. States 1 had
not the American Minister to Bogota
repeatedly, declared in the most positive
manner that his Government would re
ject any amendments that might be of
fered." . . . ¦¦¦.-¦. ¦_,:-. '¦ ¦_
As to the recognition of the republic
of Panama General Reyes says it Is a
matter t)f public knowledge that the
mother country commands sufficient
forces to subdue a revolution. -
; General Reyes continues: . :.--¦;
\ "Before the coup de main, which
proclaimed the independence of
Isthmusftook place lat Panama,^there
were in this /very city "agents ; of the
authors of that^. coup „ in .conference
with high personages clothed vwith of
ficial character," as I is ¦ asserted 1 by re-"
putable American newspapers. I have
received information to, the effect that
a bank-in New York • opened a > con-:
siderable v credit in their:- favor with
a knowledge of the general > tisejfor
which it I was intended, * even though
unaware ''' that it ; was to i be : "applied, > In
part,\ to- the bribery lof 'a' large ; part f of
the garrison' at Panamal".- "vV"/ : '*'" ''"'''
Before » tne\ news « was | divulged that
a revolution! was ¦ about tb^break i out
on i the 5 isthmus. ; General <; Reyes : { says/
;American t which ; reached
their j destination} precisely on ; the» eve
oft the i movement, Iwere ~ plowing * the,
waters V of ; the "Atlantic and
oceans. : ¦ . : '. '..' : J?^u^P^8HPH|
WASHINGTON. Jan. IS.— President
Roosevelt transmitted to the Senate to
day additional correspondence touching
the relations of the United States with
Colombia and. Panama, covering ' the
period from December 23, 1303, to. Jan- f
uary 6 last.'. : : ,¦•..-
A statement of grievances on the part
of Colombia was presented, to the Slate
Department by General Reyes on De
cember 23. General Reyes said that the
course of the United States had worked j
deep injury to Colombia and he i cited (
the treaty of 1846 as showing that the j
independence and sovereignty of Co- t
lombia was to" be '< maintained intact be- {
t ween the two Governments. - ;
General Reyes said with/referenee to[
the Hay-Herran treaty that the- same
course was followed in -Bogota as was
pursued in "Washington; : If the, treaty,
he said, had been rejected in Washing
ton the" disapproval.' would have;;^in
volved no grievance for /Colombia and
the Colombian' Congress/ in its disap
proval of the* treaty; simply exercised a
vested right. This '/: action, he main
tained/ did not ~ disqualify.; the Colom
bian Government. for. the conclusion of
another treaty.' j <¦ " ) •
on Page 3, Column ; 1.
Tone Full Slang's Death Reported.
PEKING. Jan. 13. — The command'
Rnt " of tjie Russian ". Legation guard
here has T>een ordered to join Viceroy
Alexieff s «aff. A report of the death
of Tung Bah Siang has been brought
to Pekingfby a Belgian missionary.
tf . ' ¦¦^flnHHMHHIl flRSMoi
Secretary Hay answered this note
under' date of January 5. He says the
Government has carefully considered
the grave complaints made, and assures
General Reyes of our most .;, friendly
sentiments for ' the Government and
people of Colombia. The, question sub
mitted, he says, can be considered only
in the light .; of accomplished facts, of
which one Is that j the republic of . Pan
ama has become a member of the fam
ily of nations. . •'
, "The department has. read with sur
prise," Hay : comments, j •'your repeti
tion of gross imputations upon the con
duct and. mrftives of- this Government,
whlclr are said •; to , have appeared In
reputable American newspapers."
Hay reviews in detail, first* the neces
sity of a waterway connecting the two
oceans, and, secondly, all the legislative
and' diplomatic * .procedure which has
taken | olace; to secure-that end. -
* Secretary Hay says the. United States
had faithfully ; borne, during the lofig
period since the treaty of 1545 was com
pleted.! the . full burden of its responsi
bilities. ,.¦> -^
~ 'rMeanwhile,**. he continues, "the great
design of the -treaty of - 1S46 ¦ remained
unfulfilled. 1 and in -- the end it ' became
apparent, as has heretofore' been shown,
that »it could; be only by the
.construction! of a; canal by • the Gov
ernment of|the iUnited * States. , By, rea
son r qf the action 'of? the Government ' at
Bogota' In' repudiating; the Hay r Herran
convention *and : of the "views -and - in-'
tentions >' disclosed ¦ In r connection . . with
that ' repudiation.'-; the ; Government was
confronted,^ when * : the": revolution at
Panama" took place, with * the alterna
tive -of either abandoning " the chief
benefit .which It - expected i and .- which
it. was entitled to derive from the treaty
of- 1S46. or" of resorting - to measures the
necessity of which it could contemplate
only .with' regret. >-'-
- - "By ; the ' declaration . of Independence
at Colon, "at the very time when Its
arrival in that city would have im
peded or suppressed any ¦ revolution
ary attempt.*'
General Reyes says • that Panama
has become independent because the
Government of thei United States de
sired it; because with its incomparably
superior force, the United States pre
vented the landing of Colombian
troops; because even before the sepa
ratist movement was known- in Bogota
the United States had its war vessels
at -the entrance' to Colombian ports,
preventing-' the departure of Colom
bian battalions; "because, without re
gard to the. precedent established by
statesmen who have dealt with the
matter, the United States has not re
spected our ; rights in- that strip of
land which Colombia - considers 'as a
divine 'bequest- for the Innocent., use
of the American family of states, and.
finally, -because the Government of the
United 'States,' invoking - and • putting
into practice the right of might, has
taken from us by bloodless conquest,
but by, conquest nevertheless, the most
important part of the national terri
tory." ..i ... - iV-Iil-. 7 ':'«•' .'' ' ¦
, "Do you think there will be opposi
l.tion to the President from New York
I State*' j
"The last time there was a gathering
of New York Republicans to talk poli
tics was when they gave me a dinner
here. That was Just after New Year's.
Every Representative in,. Congress in
our party in the State was there and
all agreed that the President was the
choice of the party. Now if all such
Republicans are for Roosevelt, how
can there be opposition to him?"
Stories continue' to be circulated that
when the New York State convention
meets there. will be formidable opposi
tion to the passing of resolutions of in
structions for President Roosevelt.
J\[etv York Senator Declares Roqse*
velt Is the Party's Choice.
President Gives Out the Correspond*
ence Relating to Panama.
it DroDer to accept the invitation or net. the
Uinperor wishes to pay him thi» compliment.
The imperial life ruards will consist of two
l *rta::-r.«. The first wiJl be officered exclu
sively by American*, preferably former Roufrh
JUderm, »nd the second by retired officers and
ncn-cossmiwlcsed efflcen of the Seventeenth
KarUsh Lancers and the Royal Horse Artil
lery- These battalions wilt constitute the Ern
peror"s personal bodjxaard. The troopers will
1* co:r.j>csed of Arabs and native Saharans,
who are araccg the ftne«t riders in the world.
We purpose *>ncouraglnc the emigration of
the American negroes to the new empire.
Will Ask President Roosevelt to
Recommend Officers for the
"Imperial Guards."
LONDON. Jan. 18.— The development
<>£ Jacques Lebaudy's "Empire of Sa
hara" is about to take a turn which wiil
be of some interest • to the United
States. Lebaudy has decided to draw
the officers and non-commissioned offi
cers for two battalions of "imperial
life guards" from Great Britain and the
United States, and in pursuance of this
idea he will submit to President Roose
velt an invitation to name any officers
of his former Rough Riders whom he
« an positively recommend for commis
Colonel George Gouraud. Thomas
Edison's representative in England for
many years, who as governor general
if Sahara is organizing a military es
tablishment for M. Lebaudy. said to
Tb» inviuticn to r*cnairaend officers will
t* «ubEs:tt«d to President Roorevelt in a. few
<lay». Whether the President will consider
having lingered between life and death
for almost two months from a bullet
wound, which it is charged was in
flicted by Mrs. Jennie Downey, Charles
Wilson, a pioneer business man of this
city, died to-day.
Wilson's death had been expected for
seme time. Mrs. Downey has been con
f.red in the County Jail since the shoot
ir.g av.aiting trial on a charge of as
sault with a deadly weapon with Intent
to commit murder. The District Attor
ney will to-morrow formally charge
Mrs. Downey with murder.
The differences between Wilson and
Mrs. Downey arose over a suit brought
by Wilson to recover possession of se
curities amounting to several thousand
dollar?, which, he alleged. Mrs. Dow
ney had stolen from his safe. Mrs.
Downey in turn brought suit for the
recovery of a large sum of money
•w hieh she claimed to ha%-e placed in
Wilson's keeping. While the litigation
was pending Wilson was shot when at
his place of business. There were no
witnesses, but Wilson charged Mrs.
Pown^)' with the deed, which charge
ene'has neither admitted nr>r denied.
When the train reached Ogden at 2:30
o'clock this afternoon the license was
ready and Municipal Judge Howell traa
on hand. The final words of the mar
riage ceremony were spoken as the
train was moving out of the station.
The two women had with them only
the clothing- they wore, so it was ar
ranged that the sister should get oft
at Reno, pack the bride's trousseau:
and forward it by express. This sh«
did. A message was sent on to Daniel
Hamer in Ogden to have the County
Clerk issue a. license as directed and to
have somebody at the railroad station
to perform the ceremony.
While on the way to Reno the con
versation turned to the large number
of Californlans who cross the State Una
to that city and get married. After
joking about being fashionable and do
in? likewise the lovers discussed U
seriously. Finally they agreed to get
married in Reno.
Then they recalled the fact that it
was Sunday and they could get no
license there. A Utah man with whom
they had become acquainted suggested
that If they would come on to Ogden
he would arrange in advance, through
friends, to have the license ready and
some person on hand qualified to marry
them. They decided to avail themselves
of his services. v-
OGpfcN. Utah, Jan. IS.— Weddlnj?
rites on a train this afternoon united
C. P. Westrope, a wealthy resident ct
Hull, England. <1 Miss Pearl Mora
Reynolds of Sat. irancisco. The two
boarded the overland limited train at
San Francisco little expecting they
would be married before the journey's
end. They are now speeding eastward,
preparing to spend their honeymoon
Westrope became acquainted with
Miss Reynolds in San Francisco. He
lost his heart to the American girl and
ere he *left on a trip to his old homo
to look after some affairs In connection
with his estate he obtained her con
sent to become his bride. The wedding
was to have taken place on his return
in about six months.
Miss Reynolds and her sister went to
the train to bid Westrope "Cood-by"
at Oakland. Westrope and a friend, a.
Butte man, persuaded the two to boanl
the train and ride a short distance
with them, meeting the tuext train at
Sacramento. The lovers were In no
hurry to part and' the two women
boarded the train. ¦ •->'•*•
At Sacramento it wa» learned the
west-bound train was four hours late
and they decided to go on to Colfax.
There again would be a long wait and
the two women were induced to go on
to Reno.
Speda! Dispatch to Th« Call
SALT LAKE; Utah, JairL 18.— Friends
and former cronies of John .Oldham,
the Utah mining -millionaire, received
another shock to-day "when it became
known that he had turned E over his'en
tlre bank account to his bride. Last
week Oldham, who is 72 years old/ cre
ated a sensation by marrying Miss Jean
O'Neill, aged 20, a. chambermaid of a
local hotel, whom he had , known ' only
ten days. The couple are now supposed
to be somewhere in California on their
honeymoon tour, which is later to in
clude Scotland, .where the parents; of
the bride reside.
It was known that John Oldham had
presented Miss O'Neill with $5000 on
the day she promised to become his
bride: that h& had given Her an addi
tional $10,000 on, the wedding'day; but
his friends were scarcely prepared to
learn that he had turned over to the
Scotch-Irish lassie all the available
cash which he had in bank. Yet this is
exactly -what he did. — '—-- — r
The day before he left here with Miss
O'Neill to be married,' a. journey, that
is tol be prolonged into a. year's wedding
tour, John Oldhaijn sipned checks which
made JUs <wif eittie»D«BS**ssoE-*i -hia* eni
tire' bank' account.'-yTWs"tact,-lws-l>een
confirmed, although -the- exact • amount
of the transfer is not known. It is said
to be in the neighborhood of $300,000. ¦
Oldham by no means beggared him
self by this act of generosity, however.
He is possessed of mines and stocks in
other enterprises which bring him a
magnificent income and which are esti
mated in value at several millions. . ,
Old chums of the man, who was a
poor prospector ten years ago, \ decline
to believe that Oldham is sane. They
declare that he has always manifested
an aversion of the fair sex and fre
quently declared that he "would not
marry the best woman on earth." That
he should suddenly wed a girl of 20
whom he had known but ten days and
then turn over his money to her, is to
his friends of ihe.Comstoek and. Park
City almost beyond belief. An old
prospecting friend of Oldham voiced
the general opinion of the miners by
"The next thing we will hear is that
Oldham has throwed his old pipe away
and is smoking, cigarets."
Special Dispatch to The Call
Goes to Bid Lover Good-jby at Oakland
Mole and Is PreTailed Dpon to -
Join Him in Li fa Journey, m
Prisoner Refuses to Make a Statement
Afcont the Tragic Incident in
Southern California.
Eccentric Mining Man and His Tweaty-
Year-Old Wife Now Enjoying
Honeymoon in California.
Riches lor Former Chamber
maid Whom He Married,
in Salt Lake.
Pioneer Passes Away Alter
Suffering From a Bul
let Wound.
Miss Pearl More Reynolds
Heroine ol a Romantic
Shooting Causes a
Death in Santa
\ OWham Wearies
of His Gold;
Wealthy Englishman
Wins a Fair San :
. Franciscan. :
Tcrecait nu.de et Su rran
citco for 30 hours endlar mid
slffht January 19, 1994:
San Francisco and ricinity —
Clond j Tuesday, probably ¦low
ers: fretli «cntJierty wind.
I»ccsl forecaster.
AIca=ar — "Mrs. J*cX."
Calif oraU — "Th« Fatal Wee
Central — "A Bowery CHrt." -
rtscHer'c — "The Beauty Shop."
Graad — "One Kix&t In Jane."
Orphenm — Y«ad«7llle.
Cnntea — Vand evil! o.
TItoU — "Wacn Johnny Ooan
Marchfrnr losu." -
Columbia — H 2Srs. r>etruur'» Dl-
Tore*.™ - . . _
Lyric Hall— Barton Holmes.
The San Francisco Call.

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