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A* Guaranteed Cure for Piles.
¦.'llchlr.8." v BllDCl. Bleeding or Protruding Piles. Your druKEisi wllj refund -money if <p«zo Ointment. falls to cure you in C to 1* days. 59s' VICTORIA." B.-C. Jan. 22.— A letter from Valdez : tetls of Russian -priests , itominatin? . a large . portion .- of the population of Western Alaska, fjrblddtnc the *trac nine of the- Eng lish language'to t ho?* under th«-lr control'nnd Kcnera;ly enticnvortna: -to Russianize the "na tives of that section of Alaska. Japanese Railways. The Japanese state railways are to become a joint stock company. The departments of finance and of com munications have decided on the plan of converting the Government rail ways into a joint undertaking of the Government and the general public. All the existing Government railways and the properties attached to them will be assessed and the Government will ' hold the shares representing them, while the public will be invited to subscribe the cost required for re pairs to existing lines and for the con struction of new ones, a sum estimat ed at about $21.. 000, 000, out of a cap ital of $140,000.000. — New York Press. JAPAN IS INDEPENDENT. Mikado Asks Xo Mediation From Any -.£;: -::¦¦>: Foreign Power. LONDON, Jan. 22.— The Associated Press is. officially informed that the Japanese Government will not accept the mediation of any of the , foreign powers. > ; .^V ¦ ? : — Russian Squadron Sails. SUEZ, Jaii. 22.— The Russian squad ron, consisting of the battleship Dmitri Donskoi, the cruiser Orel and six tor pedo-boat destroyers, sailed, to-day for the Far East. One Russian torpedo boat destroyer, which is disabled, will remain here. - . - -¦¦•- •=- - N WIDOWS. 2,720,000 in the Xation. 105,000. of Them In Xew York City A Chicago mathematician announces that Chicago, with 60,396 widows, has a larger number than any other com munity in the country. It is added that the number of widowers in the city is only 23.0U7. . As a matter of fact, the State in which widows are the most numerous is New York, in which they number 320,000. The city in which they are most numerous is the city of New York, where there are 103,000. There were by the last Federal cen sus 2,720,000 widows in the whole United States, of whom, it is worthy to re mark. 88,000 were in Indiana and only 6000 in Utah. There were 128,000 in Massachusetts, less than the total number in the two States of Alabama and Mississippi, though the view pretty generally pre vails that the number of widows is dis proportionately large throughout New England. - There are nearly 2000 in Hawaii and 1700 In Alaska, a proportionately larger number than in the city of Chicago. CABIXKT MKETS TWICE. 'Morning and Afternoon Sessions, But Little of Importance Done. WASHINGTON, Jan, 22.— Morning and afternoon session* of the Cabinet were held to-dav. In the absence of Secretaries Hay and Moody, no matters concerning the State or Navy depart ments were conaldered. It can be said on authority that no action of serious importance was taken. It is likely dur ing the session of Congress that the President, on account of pressing en gagements in the early part of the day, frequently will have tne Cabinet meet ings 4n the afternoon. Lost NeuspajKT Man Turns Vp, LA PORTE, Ind.. Jan. 22. — Cyrus R. McCartney, a newspaper man, who disappeared several years ago ar.d was supposed to have been murdered, has been heard from in a telegram from him at Dawson, Alaska. McCartney says he is well and rich. The last in formation about him was that his clothing and papers had been found in a forest near Ashland, Or. Sixth Y. M. C. A. Concert. There was genuine approval of the concert given last evening as the sixth number of the Y. M. C. A. star course. The Blanchard & Venter Concert Company furnished the en tertainment, which consisted of solos by Waldemar Lind, violinist; Carrie Brown Dexter, soprano; Estelle Rey nolds Drummond, pianist, and J. F. Veaco, tenor, and readings by Carrie Fross Snyder. The next entertain ment of the series is announced for February 5, when Russell H. Conwell, the Philadelphia orator, will speak. World's Fair Airship Contests to Be Known as "Aeronautic Con course of 1901." "The Aeronautic Concourse of 1904" is the. official name for the airship con tests to be held in connection with the World's Fair. Complete organization for the events was effected recently at a meeting of the exposition's commit tee on aeronautics. Willard A. Smith, chief of the depart ment of transportation exhibits, will continue to have direct management. Octave Chanute, past president of the American Society of Engineers, who is considered a leading authority on aer onautics, was appointed consulting en gineer. Carl E. Meyer of the "Balloon Farm" of Frankfort, N. Y., was appointed su perintendent of the aeronautic grounds and buildings. He will "report for duty February 1. Mr. Meyer is classed among the leading balloon manufac tures and '¦¦- practical aeronauts, of the Unite'd States. Among Mr. Meyer's duties will be the establishment of a balloon shop on the fair grounds for making repairs to air ships. He will make and operate the signal balloons used for marking, the course of the grand races, will have charge of the hydrogen gas plant, and, in a general way, will direct the con tests'.under the direction of the in ternational jury. V /;• The aeronautic grounds are on the level plateau of the Washington Uni versity, campus, direfctly west of the Hall of C°ng resses - They will be sur rounded by. a board fence twelve feet high.' At the , southern and western sides the fence will be raised to thirty feet to act as a windbreak., , , . . Pipes and valves for inflating the bal loonswill be installed in the inclosurc. A wooden structure eighty feet high will be erected as a testing station for airships. AH contestants will have full use of all the facilities installed by the exposition.— St. . Louis S Republic. OFFICIAL DESIGNATION OF AERIAL RACES Big Fire in Chicago. CHICAGO, Jan. 22. — The plant of the Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, 4 42 Wabash avenue, was destroyed by fire to-night and from this building the flames were communicated to the seven-story factory and apartment building of the Buck'en Medical Com pany, just east of the building of the Ulass company. A number of families who lived in the Bucklen building were compelled to make hasty exits, but all escaped unharmed. Loss, $300,000. BLOODHOUNDS TO SEEK ; , TRAIL OF A MURDERER Body of a High School Teacher In an Indiana Town Is Found in a Shed. BEDFORD, Ind., Jan. 22. — The body of Miss Sarah Schaefer, teacher of Latin in the Bedford High School, was found in a carriage-house to-day. She had been and robbed. The appearance of the shed indicated a struggle with h.er assailant. Miss Schaefer came here from Elk hart, Ind., a year ago and was much admired. There is great excitement over the murder and bloodhounds will be given the scent. Californiniis In New York. NEW YORK, Jan. 22: — The follow ing Calif ornians are here: From San Francisco — I. Conn, W. R. Conn,, at the Hotel Spalding; C. A. Hawkins at the Hoffman, M. Lowen stein at the Hotel Savoy, M. Mac- Dowell at the .Bartholdi. ' Miss M. Nathan at the Wellington. H. G. Sherdeman at the Imperial, Mrs. M. Spencer at the Murray Hill, J. E. Freeman, Miss M. L.. Payne at the Holland, H. M. Abrams at the Herald Square. ; ¦ From Los Angeles — A. J. Condee at the Sinclair. ; PUBLIC TENSION' GROWING; Russia's l)elay and Japan's Stoic At l tltudc Ara Cfciisiclered Foreboding. ST. -PETERSBURG, Jan. 22.— The Czar • has not" yet called the council to consider the Japanese reply, but it is said at the Foreign Office that the sum mons may b6 issued any day. .The de lay, coupled'with d>rpatches from'To kio saying that Japan is' armed and grimly awaiting, has' caused a slight renewal of public nervousness, which was reflected by' the weakness on the Bourse to-day. This alarm is seeming ly not shared in the higher Government circles, where it is insisted that the Czar's pacific declarations were not idle words. The worst that is now an ticipated .is the breakdown of the ne gotiations in the event of Russia's re sponse being unacceptable to Japan. ' The papers to-day publish prominent ly the statement "that - the United States'.: Asiatic squadron will remain In Philippine waters. The Gazette, in pointing out the mischief caused by er roneous statements that Admiral Evans' destination was Yongampho, Korea,- in stead of Olongapo, Subig Bay, near Ma nila,' welcomes'" the correction as evi dence that the United States will not meddle fn the quarrel. Riverside Oflicial Is Indicted. RIVERSIDE. Jan. 22. — Two indict ments were brought in this afternoon ugainFt J. \V. Carroll, supervisor of construction on the new county court house, both on the charge of embez zlement, one in the sum of $61 45, in connection with the purchase of ma terials for the County Hospital, and the other for $67 4 7. in connection with the improvements on the West River side bridge. Carroll was arrested and admitted to bail in the sum of 51000 on each indictment. SMALLPOX IS KPIDKMIC AT JEFFERSON BARRACKS Soldiers Stationed at St. Louis Arc Required to Be. Vaccinated and • Arc Quarantined. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 22. — :The presence of smallpox among the troops at Jef ferson Barracks has resulted in the vaccination of ¦all ..the men In the Fourth and Eighth Regiments of cav alry and it has been decided to post pone a ball scheduled for to-morrow evening. Lieutenant Frank E. Davis has been removed to the county quar antine station suffering with the dis ease and Lieutenants Cox, Watson and iveller, who were exposed, have been quarantined in their quarters. SAN JOSE, Jan. 22. — Mrs. Drusilla Apperson, mother of Mrs. Phoebe Hearst, died at her home, at Lawrence Station, eight miles west of here, at a late hour last night. She was the widow of Randolph W. Apperson, was 87 years of age and a native of South Carolina. Mrs. Apperson was, before her mar riage in 1840. Miss Drusilla Whitmire, daughter of Henry Whitmire of Frank lin County, Mo. She came to California with her husband in 1S63, and almost immediately they took up their home at Lawrence Station. For forty years she had resided"- at that place. Her husband died several years ago. Mrs. Apperson was well" known in this county and had many friends among the early residents of the val ley. She had been in ill health for some time. • She was a prominent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of this city, and her funeral will take place from that church next Sunday afternoon. Elbert Clark Apperson, a son of the deceased, resides at Lawrence Station. Death of Civil War Nurse. OAKLAND, Jan. 22.— Mrs. Maria Virginia Storm, aged 71 years, died at her home, 1940 Poplar street, last night. Deceased was an army nurse during the Civil War and was a mem ber of Lyon • Relief Cc ?, G. A. R. She leaves a husband and one son. Mrs. R. J. Prescott, a former resi dent of this city, died to-day at her home in San Francisco. John R. Walker, nged SO years, died latt night j at his home, 812 Lewis street. Deceased has resided in Oak land for thirty-one years. Mrs. J. O. Olsen died to-day at her home in this city, aged 64 years. De ceased leaves a husband and one daughter, Mrs. Carrie J. Jensen. Mrs. T. J. Armstrong died yesterday at her home in Fruitvale. Banker's Wife Dies." Mrs. Clara Meyer, wife of D.uiicl Meyer, the well-known banker, passed away at her residence on California street yesterday after a long: illness. Mrs. Meyer was a native of Sulzburg, Germany. She is survived by her hus band and a sister, Mrs. Julia Meyer. The funeral will be private, . . Episcopal Bishop Passes Away. NEW YORK, Jan. 22.-Episcopal Bishop Thomas Underwood Dudley of Louisville, Ky., died here to-day of heart disease. I. 'n reclaimed IVat I.antl- Sold. STOCKTON, Jan. 22. — Frederick llindge and associates of Los Angeles, represented here by Lee A. Phillips, to-day bought R000 acres of unre claimed r*eat lands from the Ross Sar pent estate, making- the peat land holdings of these Los Angeles capital ists in San Joaquin County 25.000 acres, all thoroughly reclaimed except to-day's purchase. Seven dredgers will be- put on the new reclamation at once. The purchase price was about J200.000. MRS. APPERSON PASSES AWAY AT SAN JOSE PERSOXAL. ' C. B. Jillson, a fruit man of Xapa, is at the Grand. Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Stitt of Vaca ville are -at the Palace. J. T. Roberts, the well-known banker of Madcra, is registered at the Palace. Judge M. B. Koon and C. S. Gillette, prominent attorneys of Minneapolis, -Minn., are at the Palace Hotel. • V. von Grot of St. Petersburg, who is interested- in several large .mining concessions in Siberia, is at the Pal ace. F. Sontag, president of the Grand Pa cific Hotel Company of Chicago, is a guest at the Palace Hotel, and is ac companied by" his wife and daughter. State Senator George T. Myers of Oregon and his son, George T. Myers Jr., superintendent of Oregon's fish eries and game exhibit et the St. Louis Exposition, arrived from Port land yesterday and are registered at the Occidental. E. A. Ashcroft, a noted metallurgist of London, who, with Professor James Swinljurne, head of the Mining In stitute of England, has inaugurated a new process for the reduction of ores that promises to revolutionize the present art -f metallurgy and that has been causing much comment in the British scientific journals, is reg istered at the Palace.. He has been examining ' mining properties in Brit ish Columbia. FRESXO IIODCAHH1ERS QUIT WORK OX A NEW BUILDING Refuse to Permit the Employment of a Man Who \Vw> Rejected by Their Union.' FRESNO, Jan. 22.— Because W. S. Scott, the brick contractor on the new Forsyth building, which will be Fres no's finest business block, continues 'to employ Frank Norton, whom the hod carriers have refused to elect to mem bership in Jheir organization, the hod carriers all walked. off the job to-day. It was stated to-night that there will be a general strike among .the build ing trades employed o-n the structure. Norton when put to work by Scott promptly sent in his application to the union. The hodcarriers struck the first day he went on because he was not then a member, but went to work again at the direction of the Building Trades Council. But at their meetine Wed nesday night they refused to elect Nor ton to membership, and when Scott re fused to discharge him they struck. Special Dispatch to The Call I SAN LUIS OBISPO, Jan. 22.— Officers i and detectives worked dilligently all ; day on new clews looking to the appre- I hension of the thief, or thieves, who ! stole Wells, Fargo & Co.'s safe from I Southern Pacific train No. 9, near this | city, yesterday morning. The officers \ will say little to-night, but they appear I to be satisfied with the result of their j work. The ground between San Luis j Obispo and tunnel No. 1, twelve miles j of heavy grade, was thoroughly gone j over again to-day. * The man who tried to board the I southbound train yesterday and who j had bought a new. hat, after purchasing ! an old one trom tramps a short time i before, still refuses to talk. The Sheriff | declines to allow the suspect to be in ' tervlewed. Three tramps who occupied j a shack near Serrano and who sold the i suspect a hat. are still under surveil ! lance. It is believed here that the mys tery surrounding the robbery will soon ; be solved. Three Tramps, Who Sold an Old Hat to Prisoner, Are Being* Closely Watched, by Sheriff SUSPECT STILL IX JAIL Special Pis-patch to The Call. SALT LAKE, Utah. Jan. 22. — Ru mors that negotiations were pending for the sale of two of the biggest pro ducing mines in Utah to the Federal Mining and Smelting Company were confirmed to-nisrht. It is now ac knowledged that within a short time u sale is probable of the Silver King and the Daly West, both of Park City and both heavy producers of silver lead ore. If the sale is effected, as now ap pears to be certain, it will be one of the largest mining transactions ever recorded in the West. Exactly what figures are being considered is not stated, but it is understood that the consideration is close to $17,000,000. Confirmation of the negotiations comes from Charles Sweeny, presi dent of the Federal Mining and Smelting Company and the man who amalgamated, the big silver lead mines of the Coour d'Alenes last fall. Sweeny now admits that negotiations looking lo the purchase of the famous Park City mines have been under way for some time. He states that the mines have been examined by his experts and that from their reports he has formed a very hijrh opinion of the properties. The ore bodies have been carefully ex amined and found to contain an enor mous reserve. The Silver Kins: mine now pays regular monthly dividends of $100,000 and the Daly West con tributes Jllf.000 a month m dividends. Owners of the properties would not consider a proposition to sell at an enormous figure a. year ago and it is stated that they are held with a valua tion of $10,000,000 for the Silver King and $7,000,000 for the Daly West. Expect to Soon Solve Mystery Surrounding Theft of Safe From Southern Pacific Train President Sweeny of the Federal Jlining and Smelt ing Company Is the Promoter DELAY. CAUSES APPREHENSION. Likelihood or a Compromise. -Between the Nations.Not Likely. ' - LONDON, Jan^23^-The delay in the Russian reply, r to-- the" latest note> from Japan is causing" -the "customary- crop of sensational,.; statements •' pointing - to tlte imminence^' of-; war -Iri the' Far East. The Daily Graphic this morning says jt understands HEcat there is rib; likelihood of a compromise, owing 'to the unyield ing attitude .'of/" Japaii i on \ f Ithe Map. churian ques't«fn, r and the fact" that In her last nq't^to,.RussJa,.Jajiair_struck out the whole article in the draft of the treaty relating (to. the .demand ..of Russia for a neutral zone. - •', . - - ' ' The correspondent:' of • the "' Morning. Post at Chefiphas v sent in ;anValarmV ing report thafcil^jDOO 'Japanese . troops, have landed ¦at 'Masampho, lit, 'Southern Korea, and. ythtj^'PorV Arthur corre spondent - of (¦?the^P.aris 1 '" edition' of the New York ; Herald^ ajso.refexs,.in. a;dis-.. patch, to the' fact. that, the news^f.th^e occupation of •Masampho i&-being-re ceived calmlyi "i : ;i.; # . \ « .,' ;'.'. -. '(:- . ; ' - j,/. Special dispatches- from Seoul? Vsay the Emperor :bf:.!:KoTea\'has . appointed a new Cabinetj'^with- Yi.- Yon T Gik y; as Minister of WarV^aHd^ Finance. -Yi 'Ton Gik has- ordered';. 10,000 rifles for the army. •. x ~?.\? *-. ' \ • .• .'.¦*•'•¦'. -^ / vr 1 ' Reports have been-Aent in.from Che-, foo that quantities"!; o£ dynamie ' have . been fund under the bridges;. o,f,;.< r the Manchurian line above Port' Arth'ur. The supposed intention was to blow up the bridges as soon as hostilities began. The Tokio correspondent of the Daily Mail sends the following dispatch: "The Jiji Shimpo says that on the day following the ratification of the Chinese-American treaty Russia noti fied Japan that it was useless to nego tiate a neutral zone on the Yalu, .as the ratification of both treaties showed that Manchuria was Chinese domain." Cabling from Shanghai the corre spondent there of the Daily Mail de clares the Chinese Government has learned that Russia is sending a large force to Chinese Turkestan. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Daily Telegraph .cables to his paper as fol lows: 1 "I learn ' that difficulty has arisen through reluctance to grant the same freedom of immigration into Manchu ria to the Japanese as to other foreign ers, for fear that the Japanese would eoon overrun the proyince. Whatever concessions,' however, Russia offers re garding Manchuria will probably be of fered in* the first Instance to the United States." Three • Convicts Forfeit Credits and Are Consigned to Dark Cells ; ' " % by ¦Sheriff Curtis. . ..^hree j desperate prisoners serving time in the v ' County Jail made an at tempt to;*-esicape -. from the institution early yesterday morning by' sawing through' the steel bars of a window, but were foiled by the prompt action of Guard Charles; Stryker. The men who tried ; to break jail are^i E. H. Leroy, Andrew Metzinger and Thomas Kelly, aljas: Frank , Callaghan. :< By slipping' small pieces of wood irijo the locks of their cells the latter were., prevented from • being firmly locked .Thursday evening and later that night, Metzihger- opened his cell door- and : then released Leroy and Kelly. .The prisoners then quietly pro ceeded . to the end of . ; the corridor, where" Kelly lifted Metzinger up to a the, bars of which the last named began to cut with a saw. He was in the midst .at his work when de.tected by Guai;d. Stryker and a hur ried"-investigation 'exposed the whole plot. Leroy is/supposed to have re ceived the saws from a woman who is thought, to be his wife and who fre quently visits him. 'He gave them to hl$ -pals,; who had entered into the plot with him.' .The' prisoners have been deprived of their credits and confined in' daVk cells by order of Sheriff Cur tis:; >¦¦>• H:*i T '% '.-¦'- THE PKICE IS $17,000,000 OFFICERS WORK ON NEW CLEWS OREGON* RAILROAD MEN FOUND TO BE CARELESS Assistant Trainmaster of the Northern Pacific Learns That They Do Not Heed Signals. PORTLAND, Jan. 22.— To determine the efficiency of the employes and to learn to what extent the rules are obeyed a series of secret tests are be ing made over the entire system of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Several nights ago Assistant Trainmaster Coyle of the Pacific division came to Portland and watched the men running out of Portland. He stationed Himself at Scappoose, to ascertain v.-hat attention the trainmen paid to the signal lights. His investigation resulted in showing that the carelessness that had been demonstrated by similar tests on the Eastern roads also existed in the West. Running' out of Portland on the Pacific division are some of the oldest and most careful conductors and engineers on the road, but the majority of them violated the rules applying to the sig nals. ' Where a white light is displayed at a station the track is clear. Where a red light' is in sight or where no light shows it is the duty of the trainmen to await for a clearance". The only train that obeyed the signal was the north coast limited. his duties as Secretary of War on Feb ruary 1. GUARD. FOILS PRISONERS' ATTEMPT TO BREAK JAIL Xegotiations Now On for Sale of Two Biggest Silver and Load Producers in Utah BIG MINE DEAL IS PROJECTED SAN JOSE. Jan. 22.— A decision of particu lar Interest to orchardlat* was rendered In the Superior Court thle mornlnjr by Judge Tuttle. who Rriinted a perpetual Injunction restraining the Kimball Brick Company from burning an r thracite or bituminous coal. anJ from the use in such business of any oth«r kinds of fuel which will be Injuilous to adjoining orchards. Made Paper of His Scalp. To have a portion of his scalp torn oft! ar.d worked into the texture of a sheet ci\ white uaoer was the. expe rience of Irvan McNutt at the Hamil ton Paper Mills, Lafayette. Young McNutt prided himself in a shock of Ions hair, and to this was due his ac cident. His locks caught in the cal enders of the paper-maklnj? machine and his head was drawn to the rapidly revolving rolls: but the scalp gave way. and though he was painfully Injured, his life was saved. The skin and hank of hair passed through the\ machine, and when' the latter was stopped the human hair and cuticle formed a novel "watermark," which was cut out for a keepsake for McNutt. — Philadelphia Record. SITUATION' IS BRIGHTER. Fall of Temperature Lessens Danger of Brenk in Cuynhoga River. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 22. — The flood situation in - Cleveland and vicinity is brighter at midnight Friday, because of a fall in the temperature, which will lessen the probability of a dangerous gorge about ten miles up the Cuyahoga River breaking and letting loose a great mass of water held in check by it. The Cuyahoga River Is flowing about fifteen miles. an hour and is slightly lower than during the day. Three great lake vessels that broke loose from' their moorings' to-day are still wedged tightly together, and there is no possibility of them breaking away or of them being moved until the flood of water has ceased running Into the lake. The entire loss in Cleveland is esti mated at $500,000. fYouns Hebrews to Entertain.' The Young Men's Hebrew Associa' tion has arranged for a book night to* morrow evening at its clubrooms, 191* Page street. The entertainment will be for the benefit of the association's library, and it in expected that a larss ccllectlcn of books will be donated during the evening. SXOW FOLLOWS RAIN". Trains Delayed and Traffic Prostrated in New York and Canada. BUFFALO, N. Y., Jan. 22.— With a continuous fall of rain for nearly twenty-four hours, the immense quan tity of snow throughout the western part of New York was rapidly turned into water, which soon, to-night, sent the rivers swirling out of bounds, flood ing great areas. In Northern New York and places in Canada, where the temperature was lower, the rain turned into sleet and snow, prostrating telegraph and tele phone lines and demoralizing railroad traffic. Trains on the Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific to-night are reported at from twelve to twenty-four hours late. The Chicago express, on the Grand Trunk, arrived at Toronto twenty-four hours late, after spending fifteen hours in a snowbank. Another train is stalled in the anow somewhere between" Montreal arid Toronto, and snowplows have been sent out. to rescue the train. Widow of the Late George Grannis Is Awarded Only $20,000 of $175,000 Estate. Harriet G. Center is entitled to the major part of the $175,000 tate left by George W. Grannis according to a de cision rendered by the Supreme Court yesterday. The widow will get only $20,000. The grandson will get deced ent's gold watch and jewelry. The es tate will be distributed exactly as Grannis intended. The deceased left a will in which he gave his wife $20,000 and his daughter. Mrs. Center, the remainder of his prop erty. A codicil was added . l.h it was directed that his grandson, Alexander, should receive hi3 watch and jewelry. Mrs. Grannis thought she should have more than had been give,n her and contested the decree oi distribu tion accordingly. The Supreme Court finds that deceased had accumulated the greater part of his fortune before his second marriage and that therefore he was entitled to dispose of it as he wished. SUPREME .COURT DECIDES IN FAVOR OF DAUGHTER gheny stood at 29.6 feet at Perris Isl and and was rising at the rate of six tenths of a foot an hour; the Monon gahela'at the wharf stood at 27.2, ris ing eight-tenths of a foot per hour; the Ohio at Davis Island dam stood at 25.1 and rising four-tenths of a foot per hour. The worst fears of the manufactur ers along the PIttsburg side of the Al legheny River from the Sharpsburg bridge down, were realized shortly af ter midnight, when the water swept over the banks in many places and in undated the surrounding districts. Every mill and factory between the Allegheny Valley Railroad tracks and the river is more or less flooded and it Is estimated that in the neighbor hood of 25,000 men will be forced to lay idle until Monday or Tuesday. Continued From Page 1, Column 7. FAMILIES RUN FROM FLOOD, PARIS,' Jan. 22. — The Chamber of Deputies was the scene of much ex citement to-day in connection with the case of Father Delsor. the Alsatian priest who -was expelled from France recently on the ground that he was a foreigner seeking 1 to foment agita tion against the Government. His ex pulsion has revived the animosity growing out of the Franco-Prussian war, a considerable element of the press and public asserting that the ex pulsion of Delsor as a foreigner marked the final abandonment of Al sace to Germany. Premier Combes declared the agitation had' the same theatrical character as Boulangerism. After a long and heated discussion Premier Combes Intimated that he would accept a motion made by SI. Sarrlen as the order of the day pure and simple, with the understanding this should be taken to imply approval of the Government's action. The division resulted in a Ministerial victory, the vote being 259 to 243. During the sitting of the chamber there was a noisy pro-Alsatian demon stration in the Place de la Concorde, which resulted in the arrest of about sixty persons. Order was restored la ter and the persons arrested were re leased. MINISTERS WIN * ON VOTE —_i- Police Break Up a Demon stration on Street and Ar rest About Sixty Persons LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 22.— Chief Jus tice Holcomb of the Nebraska Supreme Court to-day granted the request of Deputy State Auditor Pierce for a tem porary receiver for the Bankers' Union of the World, an insurance order with headquarters in Omaha, and Sheriff Powers of Omaha was appointed. The Deputy Auditor alleges that the order Is insolvent; that all the liabilities have not been reported; that the amount due policy-holders and unpaid is $30,000, and that the assets are only $2437. E. C. Spinney of Omaha Is pres ident of the union and his wife is vice president. OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 22.— The Bank ers* Union of the World, for which the Supreme Court to-day granted a tem porary receiver, was originated five years Pgo by Dr. E. C. Spinney, who has been its president since the charter was granted; Judge E. P. Holmes oi Lincoln is* vice president; Elmer II. Packard, secretary, and M. T. Swartz, banker. The company has been doing business in twenty-five States and has in force about $25,000,000 of insurance. Its sross receipts for 1S03, according to a statement just issued, were $135,3S7, and the claims paid during the same period amounted to $32,000. President Spinney stated that the re ceivership came as an entire surprise to him, although he admitted that there had been some difficulty between the State officers and the company, as a result, he said, of his declining t<» pay certain" alleged excessive charges for examination. He says that on January 1(> the con cern had $12,000 in cash on hand and owned other assets worth $35,000. The allegation that the State Auditor makes, he said, that $20,000 was paid him for salary for 1003 was untrue. Re stated that his salary had been $6000; that he had been paid about $7000 com missions, which represented five per cent allowed him but never drawn on business for three former years; $1000 paid his wife as salary for editing th* official paper, and $3000 in stock which he had placed in the treasury and which was returned to him by order of the directors. The headquarters of the Bankers' Union occupy a large suite of rooms in a downtown office building and em ploy a large force of clerks. Sheriff Tower, the temporary re ceiver of the union, took possession of the offices of the concern late to-day» , Recent Expulsion of Alsatian Priest Cause of Bitter De bate in Chamber of Deputies State Auditor Declares the Concern Is Unstable and True Report Is Not Given OLD ISSUES ROUSE FRENCH AFFAIRS IN BAD SHAPE Nebraska State Supreme Court Grants Receiver for the Bank ers' Union of the World OMAHA ORDER IS IN TROUBLE THE SAN FRANCISCO GALL,;' SATURDAY; JANUARY 23, 1004. Continued From Page 1, Column 5. THOUSANDS OF THE TROOPS OF THE CZAR INVADE CITY OF NEWCHWANG, AND CHINESE MERCHANTS ARE COMPELLED TO DISPLAY COLORS OF RUSSIA Foreign Shipping; In British Port?. The inroads on British commerce that are being made by foreign ship ping can be seen in the reports of tonnage from the great South Waies docks of London. In 1897 at five of these docks there arrived 10,122 Brit ish ships with a tonnage of 10,741,000 tons, and 2640 foreign ships with an aggregate of 1,875,400 tons. 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