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WHO IS SHE?— Help Ftod the California Beauty— See Paore 12
A well-known San Francisco woman,
now in Tangier, tells a most interesting
story of affairs and people in that troubled
city next Sunday in. y
The Sunday Call
$1,000,000 GIFT
Dredging of Islais Creek
Would Benefit None
but Harriman < •
Control of Proposed Harbor
Gained by Purchase
of Large Tracts
The willingness of the Southern Pa
cific to have the State expend $1,000,000
in the creation of a land-locked harbor
at Islais Creek is said to be inspired
by the fact that that corporation owns
the surrounding property .and would
be the chief gainer by the contem
plated improvements.
An offlcal who has been in a posi
tion to watch the movements of the
Harriman corporation said yesterday
that the Southern Pacific Company not
only owned the submerged lands which
woirid be dredged by the State, but
that it was the owner of the surround
ing upland. This ownership was main
tained under the guiee of dummy pro
prietors, so that as far as the records
Fhowed on their face the railroad was
innocent of any plot to induce the State
to expend $1,000,000 in the improve
ment of a harbor for the sole benefit
of the railroad. Ultimately, it was as
sorted, the railroad would be found
In possession of the approaches to the
wharves ' which the State might con
The Federal Government committed
Itself come years ago- to the holding
'of Islais Creek to bt a nonnavigable
stream.,- The -State ha-d- -established a
rSty^front line which disregarded the
rreek and was drawn channel ward of
the entrance of what was at. that time
,a 'email waterway which »yen then was
fast filling up. The Federal Govern
.ment In establishing its harbor lines
afterward, followed the examples of
tfie State and made Its bulkhead and
pierhead lines without a break outside
the entrance to the creek. Later a fill
and a culvert wer« placed at th« mouth
of th« creek and thereafter the rail
roads — the Southern Pacific and the
Santa • Fe — built trestles across the
basin. At low tide th*re is a tract
of mud flats covering roughly 300
acres. At high tide this flat is covered
by four feet of water.
"The Federal Government has not in
terfered with the building, of the
trestles and culvert," faid Colonel W. H.
Heuer of the United States engineers.
• for the reason thai the work was all
vjthln the, harbor lines established by
the United States, which followed the
State in disregarding the possible
navigability of Islais Creek. Forty
years ago this waterway doubtless was
navigable to scow schooners, but It
would be impossible for a skiff to get
in there now at any stage of the
As far as th# Federal Government is
concerned, no objection will be made to
the State or any corporation Improving
Islais Creek or filling it In. It fol
lows that the trestle work built by
the railroads was neither an encroach
ment on Federal rights nor an aid to
the corporations In maintaining control
of the basin when it shall have been
dredged. The plan was to quietly pro
cur* the surrounding property and then
allow the State to make that property
valuable. It is asserted that If the
people should vote the $1,000,000 in
bonds as provided by -the bill introduced
at Sacramento they virtually would be
contributing that amount Into - the
treasury of the Southern Pacific
There Is no question that a fine land
locked harbor comparing favorably
with Oakland harbor could be created,
but the State would find that its har
bor was locked by railroad land, with
the approaches entirely within the con
trol of the Harriman monopoly. It
would not have the constitutional right
to condemn surrounding land merely
for commercial purposes.
Posslbiy the only way to safeguard
the proposed harbor^ from exclusive
railroad control would be to perfect an
nrrangement with the city whereby the
lcndward end of tHe wharves wouW t
abut on a public street, thus insuring
free access to the' docks. If this were
done, It- Is said, the harbor could not
be exclusively controled by the^ South
ern Pacific! •_ ,> i_. ..
M EADVILLE. Pa.. Feb. 24.— Emma
'\r>are.'' charged with having kidnaped
\">orge Rhodlift, said" to :* be"/feeble
/minded. at Indianapolis on January 21
and been married to him in Louisville,
Ky.. was arrested tonight at the Todd
Sanitarium in Cambridge Springs.
Rhodlus. who is a millionaire, was
,%'iUi the woman.
The San Francisco Call.
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TESTERDAY— P_rtIy cloudj; rkja »t night;
maximum j temper-tore, 58; minimum tempera
ture. 50.
FORECAST FOB TOD AT— Showers ; fresh
somberly wind*. ?*£• 7
Tbe sutgn-tes are deeply agitated. Page 6
Judgments on foreign ' fix« Insurance. Page 6
Tbe flirtations of Democracy. . Page 6
Waste of State funds. ' Page 6
Introduction of bills In the Legislature •will
come to end today. Fag* 2
Proposed remoTal of capital to Berkeley may
derelop a bitter fight. Page 4
Mrs. • Hall goes Into hiding with child ot
which « not her claims to be tbe mother. Page 1
The Southern Pacific Is alleged to be the
owner of tbe. upland surrounding Islais Creek
and thus able to control the harbor which the
State proposes to dredge at that point. 'Page 1
City 'Attorney Burks will go to Sacramento
today to work for legislation to prerent Japa
nese children from attending schools with white
children. Page 1
Memorial scrrlces held by the Ancient Order
of Draids. , Page 7
Husband takes shot at stranger be surprises In
his wife's apartments. Page 12
Brick famine threatens the builders of San
Francisco. _ Page 12
Rer. C. Calrert Smoot says city needs a
cleansing not only of streets, but of morals. P. 7
Husband attempts to kill wife because she
was a sister of Cbarles Moller, who killed him
self last week when a bullet had stopped his.
flight from Berkeley's chief of police. Page 12
Many, paintings of high merit are shown at
exhibition given by the Sketch Club. Page fi
Tenderloin deserted because of "fear of more
raids by tbe police. ' Page 7
Controller on street car Mows out, enirloplng
passengers in flame, and panic follows. Page 12
Automobile 6bow closes at midnight after a
successful season which surpassed tbe expecta
tions of the promoters. Page 3
Prominent' men to do work on streets on
Cleanlng-up Day. ' Page 2
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Citizens . of San' Ma te'o county wage crusade
agaiset niekel-in-slot machines.
Oakland -maji , drtTes_ ; hta^wlfe..andj v «jhUdren
from house ; with .raror/-*. .;.•..\u25a0 Page 3
_oya! Sons of First Christian Church ; ln >. Oak-'
land bold anniTersarr' exercises, t-"* -'Page-4
Oakland real >stat«~ market enjoys a boom
and -the year- may set a new high record In
Bales. , Page 4
May Farrell. 18 years old, given a severe
betting by her father. Pag« 3
Charles Logue. iron*woTker. killed -and Peter"
Nopp*. machinist, • badly wounded in fight in
Emeryville over affections of waitress. Page 3
/;,\u25a0- « - ' .
1 Eureka Chamber of Commerce scores Governor
Gillett for striving to control the Humboldt
Harbor. '\u25a0'\u25a0 Page 2
Harriman . and Hill railroad «ystems reach
agreement for mutual protection. Page 2
Toung Men's Institute holds Initiation at
Former secretary of, Stanford White wiil be
prosecution's star witness against Thaw. Page 1
District Attorney Jerome says New York de
tectives receive share, of the plunder secured
by thieves and pickpockets. Page 1
Parcel thrown on President Roosevelt's train
freates a 6tir, but turns out to be flag from an
admirer. Page $~
WAseixGTox \u25a0
Little popular legislation during the present
se&ison of Congress. 'Page 2
Senator Elkins of West- Virginia presents a
minority report on the railroad rate lew. Page 2
American doctor held by Mexican authorities
for death of woman patient. Page 1
Troops of Nicaragua Invade Honduran terri
tory. . Page. 2
Archbishop of Paris refuses to submit tn the
new proposals of the French government. Page 2
Oarsmen of the bay cities agree to a plan that
will restore harmony among the several clubs. "P. 5
Several surprises enliven the competition- for
Alameda county tennis championships. Page 5-
A. J. Webb does some remarkable shooting. in
bUierock tournament 'at Ingleslde. '. Page 5
Burllngame Country Club poloists defeat Santa.
Barbara four handily by 8 goals to I. Page 5
R, M. Carroll's greyhound Clyde proves surprise
in coursing . stake at Ingleslde. ' Page 5
Lectore on the. history of war will be deliv
ered before tbe California • Club tomorrow by
Rev. C. Calvert Smoot. Page 6
Captain Matsen of * the schooner Charles R.
Wllsoa is thrown Into the tea and escapes
death by a narrow margin. ' Page 7
' Mines of the State show rich strike of quartz.
Page ; B i
Subscriptions and Advertise-
ments will be received in San
Francisco at following of fices :
1051 '\u25a0 FII.LMORE ; STREET \- /.
Open J until 10 "o'clock; every.. night,.
Parent's Stationery' Store.
Jackson's "Branch.' -
,"; Christian's i Branch.
i Rothschild's" Branch ,
George t Prewitt's;vßranchl-
3200 i FILLMORE H STREET \u25a0'" , Vr
Woodward's; Branch.
White's Former Secretary
> Is the Prosecution's
Star Witness
Gives Telltale Letters of
Evelyn Nesbit to Dis- y
trict Attorney
NEW YORK. Feb. 24^— The
trump card held by District Attorney
Jerome is Charles Hartnutt, whop, was
secretary to Stanford ; White for sev
eral years preceding White's murder.
Hartnutt is dreaded more than all else
by Evelyn Nesbit Thaw and the law
yers for the defense. He has turned
over to Jerome the most valuable evi
dence for the prosecution. It was he
-who armed the, District Attorney with
the telltale letters written by Evelyn
Nesbit from Paris. It. was he . who
told of a hundred things that have
proved helpful in the hard task of de
stroying: the effect of Evelyn Thaw's
wonderful story. At the end of "> this
week, or maybe early next week, Hart
nutt will go on the witness-stand and
tell the jury many things that may
put Stanford White in a better light
and may make Evelyn Nesbit Thaw
look far worsp then she has yet ap
• Hartnutt has turned over to Jerome,
the letters and notes that Evelyn Xesbit
wrote ~in the two "years '.following; the
drugging- episode -in the West Twenty^
fourth street, hous*..' It is declared ;,that
these^nptes are .proof. In ,thf.t,
'Evelyn* y> Qrd i Vnt ! lrtoic'on" Sfanf ord~Whi fe
as.a.man who. had despoiled her of her
virtue and honor, but as "a. . man' who
had been -a friend and benefactor arid
for whom she .entertained a fond re-
From Jerome's office there came a re
port yesterday tol the effect that the
prosecution will be able to make abso
lute, proof that Stanford White was not
even in New York at the time when
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw says she was
drugged by him.* There has been a hint
of this before,- but it had no color of
poeitlveness until yesterday, when It
was. stated that the prosecution was
able at last to establish a complete
alibi for White.
Harry Thaw is in no dasy frame of
mind concerning the possibility : of his
sanity being examined into.. For more
than an hour he argued the matter with
Attorney Hartridge today and insisted
that the District Attorney, had planned
some coup that " his counsel knew
nothing of.^' \
It is known that Thaw attempted sev
eral times to check Del mas as the latter
was 'adducing in court testimony tend
ing to show : that the defendant had In
herited insanity and displayed evidences
of it in his childhood. It is stated he
foresaw then the possibility^, of. the
District Attorney using this testimony
against him, and recent reports that
this was Jerome's intention have caused
Thaw no little worry.
•One report today was that Mrs. Wil
liam Thaw, ,• mother of the , prisoner,
went to Jerome | ten days ago and j ex
pressed her willingness that a commis
sion in lunacy; be * appointed". * Her \u25a0 own
horrbr. of .being/subjected on- the^witr
ness stand to the fire of questions
which Jerome would ask. her and; the
testimony- . already ,wrung from her
daughter-in-law ; contributed. It was
said, to' bring her to a condition of mind
in , which "she .was ready \u25a0; to.: accede -to
any proposition 1 that might end the
present course of/ the-trial. :
'After reading all the newspapers this
morning, Thaw .attended ; religious aer-*
vices ' In the" Tombs \u25a0\u25a0"chapel, v-. The ' ser
vices were conducted by > Rev. . John A.
"Wade, ; Episcopal chaplain. .
Following the service*; Thaw paced
up' and down his tier-; and -refused to
return: the " ; . greetings V, of his ..fellow
prisoners. ;. It was "evident he was suf
fering; from s nervousness ltd lan unusual
extent! /and this \ was " ascribed ?to % the
publication" of ; reports r of . the District
Attorney's; intention to ; have his pres
ent ; mental :i condition .' examined „• into, j
'\u25a0:.'_ Some^credence was' given a- rumor: to-^
day; that : Dr .. Deemar,. and Dr. , Binga
man.; physicians^ of ; the ;\u25a0; Thaw -' family
in '" Pittsburgh would ;' be \ recalled * the
stand r at -.the" opening *'of *' courtitomor
row. , ; ,It was pointed ' out; \ however,", that
Jeromei wouldlfind;it ? inadvisable: to : in
terrupt -, thejfcross-examlnation;. of :jMrs.
Harry r- Thaw.: f dr • the -,-, introduction = of '
other testimony,: and It- is ;believed ! gen- '
erallyyjthat'. the'; District. Attorney,, has
not ;.;nearly~" finished '\u25a0] questioning^ the
prisoner's* wife."'.j-i;j-. '\u25a0_ - r "
\u25a0 .-While ;j; j the v Attorney's v» posi
tion was * clearly defined • In! open ! court
last^week .when } he) declared; he\ would
"drop, the- case at ibrice if;heibecarne!con^''
vincedUhat:Thawiwas.now<insahe,iit;Js i
known i that*- he \ does ' ; not wiih- to s take j
any drastic": acti6n\which'mlgntlbe" con- i
strued as. showing^ him JnJ the, least fun-,
certain^as; to S his; ability,; to^secure^a
verdict^ agfelnst jthe'def endant.\; Iti Is f eje
pectedvi therefore ;? that;*; the :; opening gof
court!^tomorrow; ;rnornlngi,-lwill:>»see
JXha.w'g,wife again oa l ;tkV»taa4»' --'/ : f^<
Roosevelt's Move Is Likely
Blocked by Law
for Segregation
Gity Attorney B^rke to
Go to Sacramento to
Urge Adoption
All the -work^achieved by the
recent conferences between Presi
dent Roosevelt, Mayor Schmitz
and the Board of .Education may
go for naught and the conferees
be placed in an embarrassing po
sition . if, as expected, both
branches of the Legislature sus
pend the rules tomorrow arid pass
the amendment to the Civil Code
including Japanese- in the school
segregation section, which ' has
been pending for several weeks.
City Attorney William Burke will
leave today for Sacramento' to urge
the Immediate paseagV of the bill. He
said last night that he did not expect
any_ appreciable -opposition, to the
measure, which was held up at the
request of the California delegation in
Congress on the ground -that "it would
disarrange the President's conference.
The purpose of the amendment Is to
Include.' the Japanese among : the chil
dren •• to >be put in a . school -_\u25a0\u25a0 separate
from. white-children^ for the'eontention
has been' made 'that' therword "Morigo-
HahV. as'used in thecode! does not mean
the.; ' Japanese.'.; \u25a0\u25a0•.•.\u25a0 If. j; the-: amendment il'.s
adopted .ai^r planned"? 1 t>i k I asserted^jLhat
the; Board j>tj Education f \u25a0will : . ha v.e -.no*
voice Hn the matrer, but will . bo 'forced
tolmake'thV Japanese attend the'brl
<?rital \u25a0 school which 'has been "y establ
ished.-/, and/ which ..is", no^w "being at
tended by the Chinese. The amend
ment; Will b*»; simply vtrr insert tho word
Japanese In, section 1662 of . th© Politi
cal Code., which will then read In part
as follows:
"Trustees shall have, the power to
exclude children of flithy or 'vicious
habits or children suffering with con
tagious or infectious dlseases.and also
to establish separate schools for Indian
children and for children of/Mongolian,
Chinese or Japanese, descent. When
such schools are established. Indian,
-Chinese, Japanese or Mongolian • chil
dren must not be admitted into any
other school.". • . \u25a0_ i^.-'-. : '\u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0
The Oriental School having been es
tablished. It will therefor^ be man
datory upon \u25a0 the- Board of -Education
and the Mayor to deny Japanese pupils
admission \u25a0 to : the regular schools.
:Clty: Attorney Burke feels* confident
that-, the amendment will be adopted.
He will urge that the rules be sus
pended apd" that.' the .bill , be passed- at
once in each branch of the Legislature.
If his. plans materialize Mayor Schmitz
and the members of the' Board of Edu
cation will find .tfte new -iaw In force
by the time they, arrive from the East.
' \ It ' Is pointed out by those who have
been interesting' themselves- in the
question; that the contention of the
Japanese that they are not Mongolians
is;not backed lip by good authorities,
for the Americana," \u25a0 International and
other encyclopedias: ipcluda the Jap
anese ' with I the" other peoples belong
ing, to -"they. Mongolian ;race. -It is be
lieved to be easier, however, to , change
the . law so as to -.name ' the Japanese
among .;\u25a0 those . who" are to be put in
separate schools than It would b«; to
establish legally the ~full meaning \u25a0; of
the word Mongolian. - y
* Mayor Schmitz and the School Board
will probably be home some time'this
week. _A telegram^ was 'received from
them yesterday -morning stating*! that
they ; had lef t ; New York, • but it Is not
known how much time they will spend
en route 'toj this city.
Work of : Parker; and ; Burke Too Much
'In Evidence "to Please ' Minority V
-SACRAMENTO. Feb. 24. — Walter
Parker, and Jere Burke may have to
resort; to the correspondence school of
lobbying if disgruntled members of .the
minority [ot : the Legislature have their
way. ; The conspicuous * methods ' fol
lowed by the two Herrin calJphs to |
influence legislation af* the present ses
sion \u25a0 have given ; rise to fa lot of criti
cism, and even .' members' of the ma
jority who ; take, programme admit that
they; migh*t'*be .more; discfeet. Parker
and .. Burke} openly, appear on 'the floors
of.bothhouses and'may be seenin con
ference/ at ; ',the •\u25a0" desks , of- the members
'dally: '\u25a0 : ;.';;'^.. r:;;'r :;;' ; .\ : - ; >_^;. \ ; /';" ' ;';
; Senator; Sanford]of , Uklah has Intro-,
duced a bill., requiring, all lobbyists to*
register . with :tthe> Secretary"; of -; State
'and|keepi]fanjitemized? account ;: of ", the
Continued ©\u25a0P««e 2, Bottom Column 3
MRS. CLARA HALL, acting under advice of her attor
ney, has gone into hiding, with Baby Edna, whom she
; \u25a0' claims is her child. .-Dr." Olive Carson, who also lays
claim to the child, is suffering from collapse.
Mrs. Hall Is Now Missing
With Pretty Baby Edna
Goes Into Hiding to Escape Being
Served With Habeas Corpus Writ
Little Edna ' Hall, or Carson, the beautiful child over whom a
bitter legal contest is being waged by Dr. Olive Carson and Mrs.
Clara Hall, each of whom is trying to, prove that she is* the mother
of the girl, has disappeared in company, with Mrs. Hall. Mrs. Hall
is keeping the babe in hiding, acting on the advice of her attorney,
until the case is heard by Judge* SeaweU. next Wednesday, morning.
Dr. Carson is trying to get possession of the' child through a; writ
of; habeas. corpus, ancithe Halls fear that if she succeeds she will
disappear with the little one. -.-••.
Attorneys familiar with 1 the details of the controversy declare
that it; is one of the strangest cases they, have .ever known. \u25a0 Both
women are evidently' sincere in. their*- — - — - — '"','' v ' \u25a0 ' • *\u25a0 " •j~
respective claims to the child, and no
matter which' way; the court ; decides
a woman's heart is sure to break. Each,
woman,- however, : feels confident of
victory.; ' ' • •"- --
Attorney Frank P. Kelly, who , repre
sents ' Mrs. : Hall, says . that' he can prove
that" Dr. Carson Is ; not the mother of
the child. He says that Dr. Carson
would not have been able physically
to 'give Mrs. Hall the medical attention
she 'says she. did five '.weeks before: she
became a mother, herself. . He declares,
' too,' that, he" will produce, witnesses to
prove that Mrs.' Hall 'and her husband
\u25a0have paid Dr. Carson $15 a month reg
ularly for "the care of -the little.: girl, ;
in- addition to furnishing her : - with !
clothes... - ' •-..',.
, ''It was only recently that I was read
ing a scientific article on" women," said
Kelly," "in which the feminine love for
a child not a woman's own' is"explained.
In stating' that. a woman in love with
anything,*; especially : - a , child, will take
the most desperate chances in order to
satisfy that love, the article fully, ex
plains, in-my opinion,- the attitude of
Dr. Carson toward the. Hall baby.,; •
X-. VNo i one denies that Dr." Carson ', In' the
five-years' she cared 'for the child." was
affectionate and ; kind to it. and ; it is my
opinion that she has gained a love for
It'i'tbat has made her desperate. . I, truly
feel sorry -for her, for I can imagine
h<iw; she: will; suffer when' she loses *i the
child for* : all ..time." v
According. to .a 'statement .made.yes
i terday 'by^Hall,- he arid his wlfe^would
: have left, the, little girl. in Dr. Carson's
carefor a'longer time; had they, not be
come suspicious of the, latter apd feared
that j she : would \u25a0 leave the • country with
thVchild.' - \u25a0 . , -'"'-V
"Five years abroad, and whack! you
are no longer an American. Read the
story of the effect of an amazing law that
is proposed next Sunday in
The Sunday .Call
Aa x . evidence of his fatherly affection
for -the little one,; Hall exhibited her
picture." which- he" had' pasted in the
case of his watch) and a tiny. gold ring
dangling from his watch : chain, which;
he says, is the first ring the child ever
owned. • , • '
Dr. Carson is confined, to her bed as
a, result "of the ; controversy over the
child, and she, declares she will be un
able to " stand " the strain much longer.
She declares, she will have the child
even if she is compelled to take the law
into : her own < hands to - secure posses
sion of her.
Arrest Follows Investigation
Into Death of Wot
man Patient
EL PASO, Texas, Feb. g 24.— The offi
cials here have been advised that fol
lowing a close investigation into the
peculiar death of -Miss Mary* Fanning,
a ; young American woman, who died In
the \u25a0 office of Dr. "'- H-^C Rees, a . popular.
"American physician of Mexico City.
Dr.; Rees' has -been" placed in prison
without f the privilege „ of bail. 'br.
Rees says .that the j young _ woman was
suffering -from an operation previously
performed^ when v she entered ; his office.
The"^ Mexican "authorities ;bold t.ia- had
"the operation ;,been ; previously per
formed: the; woman ;could -not ,have
reached 'the: office where I she died.
District Attorney Jerome
Denounces New York
Prosecutor Asserts There
Are Few Honest Men
in Upper Office
NEW YORK, Feb. 34*—- District At
torney Jerome tonlsht expressed tt a»
hla opinion that of the present detee~
\ tlve bareaa not more than three or four
of the detectives connected with it had
failed Trlthin six months to «T-tds the
proceeds of a larceny with a thief.
Edward J. Reardon. a county detec
tive, was detailed by his chief to the
lower east side of the city to arrest
pickpockets who plied their vocation
under police protection. After his work
had been completed Jerome asked
Reardon If. In his opinion, there is
pocket picking in street cars, where
the pickpockets are working undar ar
rangement with precinct detectives.
Reardon replied:
"Not so much with the precinct de
tectives as with the central office men.
Seventy-five per cent of tha thefts in
the street cars is with the knowledgs
of the central office men.**
Jerome^ — Out of the total number oi
pickpockets that are working In tha
street cars, you believe 75 per cent of
them are working under an arrange
ment with the central office men? . *"
Reardon — Oh, yes.
Jerome—And there is no doubt about \u25a0
Reardon-— None. - - .\u25a0. \u25a0 .'i%\-^~
Jerome^ — Are you positive? r^j*
Yes, srr.^ *• ~^
. Jerome— Do you know, or hay» yotj
heard about central offlce ro«n assist
ing'tho thieves In disposing of th*
proceeds of . their larcenies?
Reardon — There are several fences
where thieves and secoud-story men •
dispose of their goods, and th*>r« are
certain places which ar« visited by
central offlce men wher« they -get a
certain rake-off. It Is also well known
that when they bring thefr stuff to
certain fences there Is not much like
lihood of them being arrested. There
are other places that If they took goods
to them they would b» arrested.
It became known tonight that th«
detective bureau has sent a large fund
to Albany to defeat the measure pro
posed by Police Commissioner Blng
ham for the reorganization of the bu
Decline to Leave the Jail,
However, Until Leaders
Are Liberated
VIENNA, Feb. 24. — A large number of
Ruthenian university students who
were arested recently at Lembers and,
Imprisoned for refusing to take ths
oath In the Polish language, adopted a
,hunger. strike, refusing all food or
drink. After three days they becam«
so weak that the doctors In attendance
declined to accept responsibility for
their lives, and as a result they -wera
victorious and the authorities were.
compelled to liberate all of them, num
bering ninety, t
, Even then the students declined to
quit the prison, because of the vote of
their ringleaders, .who w»m detained,
and resisted ejection with furniture;
In -the meantime there was a great
Ruthenian demonstration outside the>
prison, and finally the ringleaders were
also liberated on bail. Then all the
students consented to leave the prison.
San Franciscan Travels to New York
to Meet His Lady Love
NEW YORK. Feb. 24. — When ' tha
Etruria arrived at the Cunard Line pier
from Liverpool today Miss Marguerite
I Lt Coutts of SheflHeld. England,^ dis
tant relative of the late Baroness Bur
; dett-Coutts, was the first to step on
the gang-plank. She raa straight Into
! the arms of her fiancee. D. A. Davis ot
I San Francises), who was^aralting on the
pier. 'He haa come 'all the way from
the ' Pacific Coast to meet her. Davis
and Miss Coutts were married on .board
the shlp'by the Rev. Dr. A. A. 1 Gardner
of the Seamen's Institute. The bridal
couple left for San Francisco today.
'CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 24.— Formal
announcement was made" toaight^of
the engagement of Miss Elizabeth
Johnson, only daughter of Mayor and
Mrs.' Tom I*_ Johnson, to Slgnor Fred
eri^o Mariaai, a wealthy; Italian,

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