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DEATH OF MANAGER NEVIN
USEFUL CAREER OF SANTA FE'S GENERAL MANAGER ENDED A Railway to the Coast St. Louis Fair on Time An Alaskan Railway Com pany The Rain on the Coast Minor News Notes. Judge Cook of San Francisco on Fri day sentenced John H. Wood to Fol 8om for life for highway robbery. A maddened elk at Piedmont Springs, Oakland, on Sunday night killed' its keeper, a boy 18 years old, by imitating him on its horns and then hurling the boy over a ten-foot fence. Phillip D. Armour & Co., of Chi cago, will soon establish an extensive plant In San Francisco. A site 275 feet square has been purchased and several ten or twelve-story buildings ere to be erected by the great packing firm. A desperate attempt at jail delivery was frustrated Sunday at the San Francisco county jail by the fact that a prisoner who was not in the plot overheard a conversation and reported to the jail authorities. The plot In cluded the Jshooting down of the guard. Benjamin Ide Wheeler, president of the University of California, is being considered a candidate for the presi- dccny of the University of Wisconsin to succeed Dr. Adams. The regents ( are expected to tender the position to Dr. Wheeler, but there is not much chance that he will leave his present field. A diamond robbery, cleverly planned and executed by two men, is claiming ihe attention of the best detectives in San Francisco. Some time during Fri day night, jewels and coin valued at about $10,000 were taken from the flat of Mrs. Elizabeth Darling at 913 Eddy ' street, and the thieves are supposed to be en route to the East with their plunder. The steamer Tees has arrived at Vancouver from the north with news of. the arrest of two Indians charged with the recent murder of Kamomura, a Japanese in connection with the tribal war at Metlakatla between In dians of rival villages. From the state ment of the prisoners it appears that they had blamed the Japanese, or a man living with him, for practicing sorcery, to which they ascribed the death of several of their tribe. By way of revenge they killed Kamamura, in the belief that his death would save the rest of the tribe from the conse quences of Kamamura's witchcraft. W. G. Nevin Dies Suddenly W. G. Nevin is dead. That is the sad intelligence which the Sabbath hrnne'hr. t.n hnnrlrpds nf nprsnna in T.tis Angeles, who knew and esteemed the j general manager of the Santa F6. Mr. Nevin died suddenly and unexpectedly about 8:15 o'clock Sunday morning after an interval of unconsciousness lasting some thirty minutes. The immediate cause of his sudden taking off is not known, though It is thought to have been paralysis of the cardiac nerves. Mr. Nevin retired at an early hour Saturday evening in the best of spirits. Sunday morning he awoke about 7:30 o'clock and was ap parently just about to rise, when, with a scarcely audible articulation, he turned over on his side, apparently dead. Mrs. Nevin, who was in the room at the time, rushed to his side and found him still breathing, but in a comatose state. She hastily sum moned her son, William G. Nevin, Jr., and the two endeavored to resuscitate the stricken man, but in vain. Be fore the arrival of Dr. N. H. Norman, who was summoned by telephone, Mr. Nevin died without regaining con sciousness, j Alaskan Railway The Alaska, Copper River and Yu kon Railroad Company has been Incor porated under the laws of Washington to build a railroad from Prince Wil liam Sount, in Alaska, through the Copper and Tanana River country to a point on Yukon River near Eagle. The company proposes In addition to operate a steamship line from Seattle to Prince William Sound; to build and maintain a smelter and refineries in Alaska, and to carry on general min ing transactions. Railway to This Coast The Denver News says that surveys are being made and rights of way se cured in the district west of Salt Lake City to San Francisco by agents repre senting! George Gould and bis associ ates, which indicate that within an other year the Rio Grande system in Colorado and Utah and the Gould con nections east of this State will, to gether with a new line west of Salt Lake City, form a great transconti nental route to rival the Union Pa cific and Santa Fe roads. The route of tho proposed new line west of Salt Lake will be from Salt Lake across the desert through Eureka, Nev., to Walker Pass, thence beyond to the Kern River, up the Tulare Val ley to San Francisco. Last Week's Storm From all along the Coast come. re ports of more or less serious damage to shipping interests by the storm of last week. The damages on the water front at Seattle aggregate at least $39,000. Ac cidents and disasters were numerous and of a varying character, including everything from the smashing of a email rowboat to the total loss of a large steamer, the E. D. Smith. There were only a few docks that escaped injury entirely. On the wharf at Old Tacoma stands a small grovery store, owned by a man r.amed Johnson. The proprietor and two customers were in the store when the dock was washed from Its piling and floated away, taking the building with it. For several hours the gro- ceryman and his customers were at the mercy of the waves, but the dock did not overturn, and finally was picked up by a tug and safely moored. St. Louis Fair on Time Secretary Wiggins received a tele gram Saturday from F. J. V. Skiff, director of exhibits at the St. Louis Exposition, saying: "There is no truth in the report that fair is postponed." With this authentic information in hand, -Mr. Wiggins says that no time should be lost by the counties of Southern California in preparing an exhlgit and that Los Angeles county should be in the van. IMPORTANT HAWAIIAN NEWS Cleaning Out of Old Regime and a New Order of Things Promised The Washington Post says: "Secre tary Hitchcock has forwarded a letter to Sanford B. Dole, Governor of Ha waii, intimating that the Governor's resignation Is desired. Gov. Dole's term of four years will not expire until May, 1904, but his continued poor health has given rise to many rumors that he was about to resign." The President is understood to have ma1e up his mind to make a clean sweep in Hawaiian administrative a.1 fairs, by appointing new executive officers all around. He is understood to have decided to appoint Sam Parker, who married Mrs. Campbell In San Francisco a few weeks ago, as Governor to succeed Sanford B. Dole and to appoint George R. Car ter as Secretary to the Territory. These changes are booked to take place within the next two months. Carter and Parker were both candi dates for appointment as governor, but the President deprecated a fight for appointment, and intimated that there must be an understanding be fore the case was brought to the White House. So .Carter has withdrawn as a candidate for Governor, and will content himself with being Secretary (f the Territory. The President will make these two appointments only with the understanding that upon their being made faction fights among the Republicans in the Territory shall cease, and that the entire party there shall support not only the national ad ministration, but their own Territorial administration. All the young peach orchards In western New York have been de stroyed by a snow storm. The snow was wet and heavy. It clung to the branches of the trees and bore the limbs to the ground. Only peach trees were destroyed, as their limbs are brittle and as easily broken as a clay pipe stem. ' RAILROADS DEFY THE LAW COMMON CARRIERS AND HEAVY SHIPPERS IN LEAGUE The National Board of Trade Admiral Schley in Chicago Parkhurst on the Soul's Immortality Cuban Free Trade General Notes St. Louis experienced two shocks of earthquake Friday. A mine explosion In Iowa on Satur day was the cause of the death of twenty-one persons. It is said that plans for a connection cf the Burlington Railway system and the Great Northern-Northern Pacific tystems at Sioux City are developing. The first anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria last Wednesday was marked by commemorative services throughout the United Kingdom and the colonies and at the British em bassies and legations abroad. One of the biggest blizzards ever known in the Upper Missouri and Mississippi valleys raged furiously Fri day and Saturday and steam trains in Nebraska, Iowa, Dakotas and Illinois, were either completely blocked or were hopelessly behind time. An Iowa eye specialist has performed a successful operation by which the cornea of the eye of a rabbit was sub stituted for that of a man. The pa tient could see light slightly, and thl3 fact persuaded the physicians that the ietina was still sound, so the operation on the rabbit's eye was performed. Defying Federal Law The annual report of the Interstate Commerce Commission renews the declaration made in previous report.! that in its present condition the act to regulate commerce cannot be en forced. As to remedial legislation the commission renews the statement that U "has little to suggest and nothing new to propose. The feature of the report Is the al most sensational statement of the rela tions existing between the railroads and a comparatively few heavy shlp- ners. Referring to the commission's re 'cent investigations into the movement cf packing-house products and of grain and grain products, the report says: "The facts therein developed are of such a character tnat no thoughtful person can contemplate them with in difference. That the leading traffic oifl- cials of many of the principal railway lines, men occupying high positions and charged with the most important duties, should deliberatelly violate the statute law of the land and in some cases agree with each other to do so; that it should be thought by them necessary to destroy vouchers and to so maniplate bookkeeping as to de stroy evidence of the transactions; that hundreds of thousands of dollars should be paid for unlawful rebates to a few great packing-houses; that the business of railroad transportation should to such an extent be conducted In open disregard of law, must be sur prising and .'offensive to all right minded persons. "Equally startling, at least, Is the fact that the owners of these packing houses, men whose names are known throughout the commercial world, should seemingly be eager to augment their gains with the enormous amounts of these rebates, which they receive In plain defiance of the Federal law." NATIONAL BOARD OF TRADE Business Men Make Important Suggestions to Congressional Representatives The National Board of Trade In ses sion in Washington last week has de cided to urge upon Congress the ne cessity for legislation calculated to restore the American merchant mavina to its proper position among the com mercial nations of the world; to rec ommend that the Interstate Commerce Law be so amended as to empower the Interstate Commerce Commission to enforce its findings, and so as to per mit the establishment and maintenance of associations among the carriers so a? to provide uniform, stable and law fully published rates, subject, however, to rules and regulations to be approVed by the Interstate Commerce Commis- slon. The board also favored legis lation to prohibit ticket scalping. Resolutions were adopted urging on Congress the necessity for river and harbor improvement, the reclamation of the arid lands of the United States for irrigation purposes, and the adop tion by the United States of the metric system of weights and measures. The report of the Committee on Bankruptcy Legislation was adopted. It favored the Ray bill. It was agreed taht 1-cent letter postage should be agitated until, proper legislation was secured. A resolution was adopted recommending that the term of the President of the United States shall be six years, and that he shall be in lnellglble for reelection. ' Blanchard Randall of Baltimore was elected president. Admiral Schley in Chicago Rear-Admiral W. S. Schley arrived iu Chicago Saturday at 9:30 a.m., and was greeted with a tumultuous ac claim from thousands of people, who crowded the Baltimore and Ohio depot, and thronged near-by streets. His re ception there was the culmination of the demonstrations in his honor which occurred all along the route from Washington. Admiral Schley during the day thrice declared that he had no intention of entering politics. His remarks were calculated to set at rest for all time the political ambitions which some of his admirers have entertained for him. He said that no office, however high. would tempt him to jeopardize the love which the people of this country have expressed for him. At the Hamilton Club he said: "My one ambition has been to serve you faithfully, loyally, devotedly, and if I have succeeded in doing that, the meas ure of my ambition is full and my only other ambition is that I may retain for the rest of my years that may be vouchsafed me, your love, your esteem and your respect. I would not care to jeopardize that by seeking or accepting any office where I should be condemned to follow always, rather , than to remain in the one profession tsat I have chosen where there are occasionally opportunities to lead." Captive Missionaries The artist-correspondent of the Lon don Graphic, who has been following the case of Miss Stone, the captive American missionary, telegraphs from Djoumai Bala, Salonika, that the cap tives are now in Bulgaria, eight hours, distant from the frontier. The correspondent says that M. Gar fcuilo, the dragoman of the American legation at Constantinople, who Is ne gotiating Miss Stone's release, is convinced that, owing to the strictness of the Turkish cordon, nobody can clandestinely cross the frontier. He has therefore begged the American le gation at Constantinople to ask the Porte to instruct Ibrahim Pasha to re lax his vigilance so as to induce the brigands to bring the captives over the frontier. The correspondent concludes with saying It is probable that Miss Stone and Mme. Tsilka will be free within a few days. Favor the Merger A petition has been signed by grain . men, lumber men and merchants and shippers of Minneapolis to be pre sented to Gov. Van Sant, asking that the fight against the so-called merger of the Great Northern, Northern Pa cific and Burlington roads be discon tinued. The petitioners state that it is their belief that the proposed ar rangement for the control of the three systems by means of the Northern Securities Company will be more bene ficial to shippers than are existing con ditions. They want stability of rates, they say, andbelieve that the North ern Securities Company will secure this for them. Cuban Free Trade Cuban free traders now say that should the Ways and Means Commit tee refuse to report a bill for reci procity with Cuba, the President and Senate may find a way to establish reciprocal trade relations with the is land without the aid of the House. The Senate Committee on Foreign Re lations will report that the treaty making power of the President and Senate is not abridged, and reciprocity treaties can be made without the ap proval of the House.