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A CAPTIVE IN CUBA.
Fears That an American
Will Be Put to
LONG HELD A PRISONER.
Spanish Volunteers Demand
That Jose Aquirre Be
ARRESTED WITHOUT WARRANT.
The State Department Denounced
for Not Interfering In His
NEW YORK, N. V., July 22.— A letter
received to-day from Havana by George
W. Aquirre, a* young Cuban, temporarily
in this city, said that his uncle, Jose M. T.
Aquirre, who has been held a prisoner in
Havana for several months, was in danger
of being put to death. The killing of
Santoscildes, he said, was the immediate
cause of his uncle's present danger, and
the young man was very angry at the State
Department, which he denounced roundly
for allowing his uncle, an American citi
zen, to be kept in prison until this danger
According to Mr. Aquirre's story and
some copies of correspondence between
the State Department and Senator Call
of Florida and A. A. Aquirre of St.
Louis, Jos*; Aquirre was arrested
without warrant on February 24, the
same day on which Julio San
guilly, another American citizen, was
arrested, both being taken on suspicion ot
being connected with the insurgents.
Aquirre's nephew says that his uncle had
no intention of aiding the revolutionists,
and that the Spanish Government has
made no charge against him and can make
none. His uncle had lived here for a num
ber of years, the nephew says, when he
went to Havana in the winter.
Aquirre says that the letter he received
to-day said that the killing of Santoscildes
had aroused the resentment of the Spanish
volunteers in Havana, and that they had
demanded that Aquirre and Sanguilly be
delivered up to them for execution.
CUBANS LOST A LEADER.
Alfonzo Goulet Xow Known to Have
HAVANA. Cuba, July 22.— 1t is now
positively known that the insurgent leader,
Alfonzo Goulet, was killed in the recent
battle at Valenzuela.
General Martinez Campos has concen
trated 5000 troops at Bayamo, and will be
gin active operations against the insur
gents in that vicinity at once.
The Spanish mail steamers plying be
tween New York and , Havana have been
ordered to charge half the former freight
age on sugar, the reduction to go into ef
ZA YA •* BAND . D ISP ED.
Rebels Defeated by Spaniards Under
-'■■*'■ Lieutenant Terettal. : .A- >
HAVANA; Cuba, July" 22.— dispatch
from Governor Luque of the province of
Santa Clara reports that Lieutenant
Tereual, at the head of two combined
columns of troops, has engaged in battle
and dispersed the insurgent band under
the leader Zayas, rapturing a quantity of
arms, provisions, etc. , It is believed that a
number of rebels were killed.
LIBERALS STILL LOSING.
Made a Gain of Two Seats, but
Lost Three in Their
Martin White Won by an Unex
pected Majority In a Con
LONDON, Esq., July 22.— The polls de
clared to-day show a gain of two seats for
the Liberals and three for the Conserva-
tives. Forfarshire followed the example
of the Briggs division of Lincolnshire by
reversing the verdict of the election in No
vember, 1894, and giving Martin White,
the Liberal candidate, a majority of 441.
At the November election, which was occa
sioned by Sir J. Rigby, the then Liberal
member for the county, being made a
Judge. Charles Maule Ramsay, the Con
servative candidate, was returned by a ma
jority of 226. .
Sir R. T. Reed, Attorney-General under
Lord Rosebery, has an increased majority
in Dunfreisburgh. T. M. Healy, who rep
resented the Nationalists in Louth, also
had an increased majority. * Four Liberals
and two Conservatives show gains over the
votes by which they were returned at the
Should Have Confined Himself to Re
forming the House of Lords.
TORONTO. Okt., July 22. — Professor
Gold win Smith, in an interview with a
United Press representative to-day on the
elections now in progress in Great Britain,
said he believed Sir William Vernon Har
court's local veto bill had done his party
much mischief, and that socialistic rad
icalism had received a final blow in the de
feat of Mr. Morley. Mr. Chamberlain's
socialistic proclivities, if he retain them,
may give trouble. -
Professor Smith believes Lord Salisbury's
majority dangerously large, and that his
Lordship is not a good leader. The Duke
of Devonshire would make a better one.
He believes Lord Roseberys most hopeful
course vould have been to lay home rule
aside, and take up in a broad and patriotic
way the reform of the House of Lords. He
has marred for a time a bright career, but
his gifts and his personal attractiveness are
such that he ] will probably come ;to the
front again. Mr. Smith says meantime
all of British blood may rejoice that the
mother country has been saved from dis
memberment and revolution.
Said the Liberal Party Could Afford to
Stand Upon Its Record.
LONDON, Ekg., July 22.— Gladstone, in
a letter to a friend, writes:
"It is too early to speculate upon the
causes of our defeat. We should learn les
sons from the fact, but the Liberal party
can well afford to stand upon its record.
The disasters that are abounding on every
side enhance the satisfaction afforded by
the successes \vhere courage and patriot
ism stem the prevailing tide."
Coaling at Southampton. .
SOUTHAMPTON, Ekg.;- July 22.— The
United States cruiser Columbia is coaling
here. '■'.' '.'.' 7" ' '.- " -
; - Bank Officials ; Arrested.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., July 22.-Directors
Thornburn, Harvey, Grieve and Donnelly
and Manager Pinsent, of the defunct
Union Bank, were formally arrested this
afternoon and afterward admitted to bail*
Two Trains Crash Together With Ter
BRADFORD, Pa., July 22.— A head-end
I collision occurred this afternoon at 1
o'clock between the passenger train from
Olean and a freight" train on the New
York, Pennsylvania and Western road.
Emmet Burdick had his ankle sprained,
and H. M. Saunders, a passenger of Smith
port, was thrown over several seats and
had his head cut and leg injured. An un
known girl had her arm broken, and sev
eral others were badly bruised.
The freight train had orders to meet two
trains at Smithport, but in some manner
the engineer misread the order, ami after
the first train had passed he started out
with his train. The two engines came to
gether with terrific force, and both were
almost completely demolished. The loco
motive of the freight seemed to have
fairly leaped on top of the passenger en
gine, and the tender went whizzing
through a boxcar on the passenger train.
Strange to say, neither of the engineers
nor the firemen were injured, notwith
standing that the account states they did
not jump from their cabs.
The passenger train was running at its
.usual rate ot speed, but the force of the
collision was so terrific and unexpected
that all the passengers were thrown from
their seats, and the greater number of
them received slight bruises of some kind.
VICTIMS OF THE MAFIA
Two More Italians Shot Down
by a Louisiana
It Is Thought the Dread Society Has
Inaugurated Another Crusade
NEW ORLEANS, La., July 22.— Two
more horrible crimes were perpetrated by
an Italian to-day in the parish of St. James,
and very near the scene of the late whole
sale murders by the Sicilian. Naska. The
murders occurred in the rear of the Oak
Alley Plantation, on the Texas and Pacific
Railroad. The victims were nn Italian
named Sogoro and his wife, and the mur
derer was supposed to be another Italian.
The bodies were found by a negro on the
public highway about a mile from the sta
The negro says that he heard three shots
fired, and hurrying forward, found the
woman lying dead and filled with buck
shot. The murderer must have been close
to her, for her dress was badly powder
burned. From where the woman lay there
were bloodstains on the ground for some
distance to the railroad crossing, where
the body of a dead man was lying face
down with a ghastly buckshot wound in
his neck. His shirt was also burned with
The cause of the crime was evidently
not robbery, for the bodies were undis
turbed and money was found on them.
The man and woman had come from
Locust Point plantation to visit, their
daughter and son-in-law. The indications
are that the murderer sneaked up behind
them at close range and fired, killing the
woman first and then the man.
The Italians in the neighborhood are
very much wrought up over the late
murders of their countrymen and fear that
the Mafia has again inaugurated a crusade
GYPSIES COMING - WEST WARD..
Another Caravan Following King Juan's
Trail to California.
NEW YORK, N. V., July Another
colony of Syria-Brazilians has sailed from
Puerto Cabella, Venezuela, for New York.
They are due about the last of this month.
The foreigners are coming on to join King
Juan Miguel and his army of Brazilians,
who departed from New York in wagons
at noon Friday for Southern California.
Before King Juan left the metropolis he
arranged with M. V. Marcelja, the inter
preter, to meet the party at the steamer
and fit it out with another caravan and
start it westward.
This news will carry gladness to the
hearts of the First Ward horse and wagon
traders. Marcelja asked the king to leave
his itinerary with him, so they could start
the second party in the right direction,
but the King refused. He said:
"Show them the ferry crossed by us and
point them toward the setting sun. They
will find us. My people were born with
the instinct to successfully find their coun
trymen without asking a question: when
once put on the proper trail." .
King Juan left Jersey City last night by
rail for Washington, where he will spend a
week with the Brazilian Minister, joining
his caravan when it arrives at the capital.
TWO LIVES FOR A DEBT.
A Chicago Laborer Fatally Hounded a
Woman, Then Killed Himself.
CHICAGO, 111., July 22.— This morning
at 11 o'clock Draidde Balingona went to
the home of Mrs. Rosalie Davido, 239
One Hundred and Fifteenth street, and
drawing a razor from , one of his pockets
and a revolver from the other, asked her
which way she preferred to die. Three men
who were in the room rushed to Mrs.
Davido'a assistance to save her from her
assailant, when Balingona opened lire.
The first shot struck the woman on the
right side of the head; a second one went
through her neck. Balingona then turned
the weapon on himself, receiving a bullet
in his own brain, dying instantly. The
woman will die.
Last winter Davido, who is a laborer,
had little work and was not earning suffi
cient money to support his family. Balin
gona loaned him money from time to time
and helped the family through the winter.
For a month or more he has been urging
Mr. and Mrs. Davido to repay the loaned
MUST RECEIVE DECENT BURIAL.
Cities Will Not Be Reimbursed for Inter,
ring Veterans in Potter's Field.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 22.-Assist
ant Secretary of the Interior John M. Rey
nolds to-day decided that a municipal
corporation that cares for a sick soldier and
buries him as a pauper in the potter's held
has no right to reimbursement under the
pension laws. Had the corporation cared
for and buried him decently, then the
claim would have been allowed.
The case in point was that of Edward
Haskins of Company F, Thirty-third New
York Infantry, who died in jail at St.
Cloud, Minn., where he had been confined,
the result of a spree. . - He left no property.
and the city buried him as a pauper and
asked the Interior Department to reim
burse it. Judge Reynolds disallowed the
William's New Yacht in a Race. <:
SOUTHAMPTON, Esq., July 22.-Em
peror-William's new twenty-rater yacht
Vinetta, which was designed by Watson
and constructed at Kiel, made her debut
under the auspices ,of the Castile Yacht
Club to-day; finishing third in a race with
the Audrey and Inyoni.
To Settle Labor Troubles.
ROME, Italy, July ■■ 22.— The Pope has
addressed an encyclical letter to theßishops
of Belgium urging them to aim at amelior
ating the , strained relations : existing in
that country between capital and labor.
The San Francisco at Christiania.
CHRISTIAN IA, Norway, July 25.-The
United States ; cruiser ' San Francisco • has
arrived here. ■'--■ - -
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1895.
GRIP OF A SYNDICATE.
May Force the Adminis
tration to Another
OFFICIALS ARE FEARFUL.
Powerless to Check the Ma
chinations of the Money
TRIBUTE PAID TO FOREIGNERS.
The Rothschilds Profiting by the
Policy of Cleveland and
. " ' ' ■■
NEW YORK, N. V., July 22.— A Wash
ington special lo the Press says:
Since the highway robber methods; of
the Belmont-Morgan syndicate in putting
up and keeping the rates of foreign ex
change at the highest point known for
years, the subject has received a. great
deal of attention in Washington. It is
being discussed in the Treasury Depart
ment among officials, who are wary,
however, of permitting their views
'to 7 become known to outsiders — that
would be treason to the friends
of President Cleveland. Nevertheless sur
prise is expressed in the highest Govern
ment circles that the syndicate has been
able to maintain rates of exchange at
$4 90 and even at $4 91 for so long a time.
As it is as much as any Government em
ploye's official life is worth to be quoted on
the subject of bond syndicates or aggrega
tions of foreign plunderers, it is only
through Democratic Congressmen who
have talked with their party friends in the
executive departments that the sentiment
there can be ascertained.
It is learned from undoubted sources
first, that the administration is trembling
with apprehension at the outlook, as it has
no knowledge whatever of the present in
tentions of the syndicate; second, that be
yond assurances made at the time the
usurious bond contract was entered into
for protecting the gold reserve, none fur
ther have been obtained; third, that so far
as the maintenance of the high rate of
exchange . is concerned, it is recognized
that the combine, having a speciality of
the sale bills, will act as all monopolies do
in crushing out competition and enriching
themselves as long as possible. The Gov
ernment can do nothing, and if it could
the Cleveland administration would, under
no circumstances interfere with its foreign
There is a constant dread of gold exports
at the treasury, however, and every ship
ment produces a shock, but the opinion is
expressed as a , hope that the Rothschilds
will keep their word. It is argued that
this great house, which holds the securi
ties of so many nations, has never, how
ever thrifty, been Inconsiderate of the
future, and that the .United States, being
the last of its acquirements and the richest,
the Rothschilds will do nothing rash or
hasty. Indeed, it is honestly believed in
Washington that the foreign syndicate is
making money enough now without giv
ing the treasury another twist.- Still, won
der is expressed that more of those whose
business it is to remit gold do not follow
the example of Hesslage, Colgate & Co.
and of W. H. Cross man & Brother.
While there was an attempt at the time
among Democrats to justify the infamous
bond contract , with the Belmont-Morgan
syndicate for the last sale of Government
bonds, no Democrat can now be found to
defend it, because it carried with it a con
tract practically giving this select coterie
the option on all future bond issues. It
also gave them the absolute monopoly of
exchange, which was not realized at the
time. All that is said is that the President
and. Secretary of the Treasury were driven
to such necessity by the exhaustion of the
gold reserve and the failure of the Wilson-
Gorman bill to produce sufficient revenue
that they had to make terms with some or
ganization powerful enough to relieve
them from constant financial drain : and
It is only of late that the full deviltry of
the machinations of the syndicate in-
trigues have been developed. Those who
wish to be fair assume that even President
Cleveland did not know what he was doing
when he consigned to a', gigantic foreign
trust the entire credit of the United States
and thus compelled the enormous import
trade of the country to pay tribute for
money with which to" pay its debts abroad.
So long as the syndicate protects the re
serve and in that manner postpones the day
when another bond sale becomes necessary
through failing revenues, the administra
tion is selfishly indifferent to what senti
ment may be occasioned in business circles
at the profits out of the high rate of bonds
and ; the exchange. President Cleveland
has sold to the European bond and gold
trust the right to manage the finances of
this country, that they may save him from
annoyance for a stated period. . If ;it be
comes necessary after that period, or even
before it, to sell more bonds the same syn
dicate will get the securities on any terms
that it may dictate. There is only one con
dition. / The treasury must have peace. ivy
This is the outlook for the American
people: They, will have to pay toll on a
premium of $10,000,000 on the last sale of
bonds, a principal of $62,335,400 and an in
terest of $74,774,480. They will also have
to pay premium, principal and interest ;of
another bond sale, if the Befmont-Morgan
combine wills it, and, worsfc of all, they
will in the meantime be paying tribute on
the entire import trade and exports of * the
United -.'- States to the same merciless
OF ,IXTEREST TO THE COAST.
Pensions Granted I Veterans of the Pacific
' Slope. :, ■ .. -
WASHINGTON. D. C, July 22.— George
A. Miller has been commissioned Post
master at Cotati, Cal.', and Pendleton M.
Epperson at Durham, Cal. 7 ' v 7
; Pensions for Californians were granted as
Original — Felix Fitzpatrick, 7 Arroyo
Grande; John -Franklin, East San Jose.
Restoration, reissue and decrease— Henry
Johnson, Santa Monica. Increase— Thomas
Martin, San Francisco; Francis McHugh,
Los Angeles. 7 Reissue— Alvin Gibbs, Pasa
dena; John Joy, alias William Brown, Ala
meda; Joseph ?H. y Dustin, San Jacinto ;
Henry; Stoddart, Santa 'Barbara ;y Charles
Hutchinson; Alpine; Theodore E. Gil
bert, San Jose. ;; Original widows, etc.—
Minors ■of a Frederick Raytner. Fresno.
Widow I Indian ' war— Elizabeth" P. Berry,
Sebastopol. ' - '' ' ;7 ;:; : :y ;: -y ;y .;-.:. ■-£
Oregon, original— L. Broxson, Mil
ton. r; yy 7 ; ■;■■■•..'■■ A-A-r'' '■' --'" ■'■ r :'-
-7 Washington, original— Charles D. Wood,
Spokane; William ;E. Newlon, Welch:
William Hensel, Seattle. Renewal? and
increase — Richard ;S. Baverstock, Block
House. Reissue— Mathias Ze^tler, Mount
Vernon. . '"* 7 :• 7: - : -' : V-^_9__j_Bi__l__
SEAMEX ARE WAXTED.
Government Vessels Kept Out of Commis
sion for Lack of Men. •', ■
. WASHINGTON ," ; D. C, July 22.— The re
turn of • good times has so reduced the
number of applications for enlistment in
the navy that it looks to the authorities as
if there will be some delay, in placing : the
Maine, Texas anSL Lancaster in commis
sion, despite the fact that one is completed
and the others will 'be ready for ■ sea by
August 1. Although strenuous efforts are
being made to secure men only a few more
than 300 have been enlisted since June and
it is said by the department that only 300
are now available ■ for three ships. This
number would not make up the comple
ment for one ship. '. The Maine and Texas
each take 310 men and the Lancaster about
the same number. -•--■'"•• . •*.'->
When the Texas is placed in commission
it is the intention tto make a trial trip to
ascertain ; whether her machinery will
give " 900U horsepower .as . required by her
contract. ? . ■:-.'■ _ ■:• -
• The board, composed of -Naval Construc
tors Linnard and Taylor and Assistant
Naval Constructor Dashiell, which v, has
been investigating the comparative merits
of cocoa cellulose and the pith of corn
stalks for cofferdams in ships,' has sub
mitted its report to the Secretary of the
Navy, and that official is expected to act
favorably upon it this . week. The board
made a strong finding for the cornstalk
product and recommended its adoption in
place of cocoa cellulose, now in use.
NO MONEY FOR HOLMES
Denial of a Report That He
Will Be Assisted by
Detectives Still In the Dark Con
cerning- Minnie Williams'
BOSTON, Mass., July 22.— An emphatic
denial comes from the Boston business
man who is charged with supptying money
for the defense of Herman Mudgett, better
known as H. H. Holmes, now under arrest
in Philadelphia. He says that he was ac
quainted with Minnie Williams when the
girl lived in Boston three years ago. She
was then a student at the New England
Conservatory of Music. He asserts that
he never knew Holmes under that or any
other name, nor ever to his knowledge saw
him. He was introduced into the case by
means of a letter which a detective claimed
was given to him by Holmes while he was
in Moyamensing Prison. In speaking of
the affair this gentleman said :
"I did receive a letter purporting to have
come from Holmes, and containing a re
quest for money, but I do not. know the
man, and I did nothing with it. Shortly
afterward a detective visited me, and I
told him that I never knew Holmes. He
spoke about the letter which I had re
ceived, and before the interview was ended
he admitted that he wrote this letter him
self. " ' ' ' .
"I did know a girl in the city by the
name of Minnie Williams, and from what
I read I should not be surprised if she was
the person whom this man Holmes is sup
posed to have murdered. My -acquaint
ance with her was simply that of a iriend,"
just as dozens of other persons were ac
quainted with her in Boston, and not a
very intimate friend, either. I have not
seen her for three years. 7 The last I saw of
her she said she was going to New York.
"I did not k_ow a great deal of her his-,
tory. 71 ; understood that I she came J hero
from some place in Te^as. She f. was* very
quiet and steady and conducted herself in
an eminently proper i manner. She called
at my house several times, but was always
received as a friend and acted as a; lady. y
She seemed to be a girl ; ' in well-to-do cir
cumstances. Of 7 her connection with
Holmes I have no knowledge more than
what I obtain from the papers."
While the detective was here he looked
up another ; point of interest. - So far as
could be learned, Miss .Williams had not
been in Boston for three years, and yet he
ascertained that a letter addressed to her
was received at Somervilie Postoffice while
Holmes was in this city last fall, and ; was
delivered to somebody. "This letter was
mailed from Ogdensburg, supposedly by
Holmes, and was addressed to Miss Minnie
Williams, Somervilie, Mass. Miss Howard,
one of the women who. supposed she was
theJawful wife of Holmes, saw him write
it, and also saw the little corner subscrip
tion on the envelope, "If not delivered, re
turn to the Parker House, Boston." \
When Holmes reached 80-ton he called
at the Parker House several times and
asked for such a letter, but it had not been
returned. Not content with that he sent
his "wife" to Somervilie to ascertain if l it
had been delivered, and if not to obtain
possession of it. 7 The postoffice authorities
could find no such letter, and the inference
was that some one had called for it," al
though to whom it was delivered, no one
knew. If Minnie Williams .was not in
Boston at that. time, the question is, Who
got that letter?- 7 .. "
FOUXD A BLOODY ROPE. "■■>''
Result of the Search of Holmes' Chicago
CHICAGO, 111., July 22. — Important
discoveries, which throw, additional ' light
on the murders committed by H. ; H.
Holmes in the house which he once occu
pied . at , Sixty-third street arid ; ; Wallace
avenue,' are being made almost.' .hourly, by
the detectives who are engaged ' in the in
vestigation of the premises. While work
ing : alone yesterday^ afternoon Detective
Sergeant Norton found a half-inch rope,
about twenty feet - long, with a running
noose at one end and a plaited loop at the
other. What lends r mystery to the find is
the fact -that*. there are red stains on each
side of the running knot, and those stains
resemble % blood. % In y a tooichest which
stands in the storeroom on the second floor
of the building the discovery of the rope i
- "The ; polios inspector in ; charge of the
search "of the Holmes residence here says
he is not yet ready with an opinion as to
what use Holmes or any of his accomplices
had for the rope found in ; the cellar.- . The
theory that the former druggist strangled
Minnie Williams and Howard Pietzel with
it '; by ;■ hanging \ them % down the i elevator
shaft the inspector admits as being possi
bly correct, but ; beyond that ' he will "- not
commit himself.>7-«77y7 y -; 7 ■
From the knowledge already possessed
of the wily Holmes and his schemes the
theory is scarcely tenable." " 77-7
y More secret rooms and passageways were
discovered in' the house yesterday by news
paper men. A trapdoor in the floor of one
of the * upper rooms, when *i opened, dis
closed steps leading to a secret' door enter
ing Holmes' office. A letter : addressed 7 . to
Holmes and marked "personal" was found
in a rubbish' pile on the second floor. It is
from the mother of ' Mrs. Conner, express
ing anxiety as 'to j the whereabouts of her
daughter. 7.7' "7* •'• 7
Mrs. Pietzel had an agent in the house
yesterday looking for a vault that has not
yet been discovered. 77 7 7/; : ; : 77'
. ..' Later " in the day old bones, probably a
dozen of them, and the sole of a woman's
shoe were discovered by the laborers dig
fing in the cellar :. of ; the Holmes house,
'he bones look as though they might have:
belonged :! to i some 1 animal. . .The $< sole |is
about a 4% or 5 size and is half rotted from
.is ' long * rest ;in the damp dirt. • Arrange
ments*nre being made i for better ventila
tion |in the .* cellar while i the 7 search con
tinues, as another explosion is feared. 7,"
A New National " Bank.
U WASHINGTON. ID ' C, ; July ? 22.— The
Forest City National Bank of i Forest City;
lowa, capital $50,000, to-day was authorized
to begin business.
CHARGES OF CHILBERG
Asserts the Captain of
the San Juan Was
HIS SEARCH TOO BRIEF.
Had Knowledge of There Be
ing Survivors Afloat on A"
THE COLIMA WAS TOPHEAYY.
Her Lifeboats and Rafts Were En
tirely Unfit for Their
Purpose. ■ ■/'*■
, SEATTLE, Wash., July 22— J. E. Chil
berg, one of the survivors of the \ Colima
disaster, wrote a letter from \ Guatemala,
which was ; received here to-day, scoring
Captain Pitts of the San Juan.
He says that about 9 o'clock on the
morning following the disaster, he, En
rique Boeder and Louis Peters, cabin pas
sengers: Fred Johnson, sailor, and Robert
, Gonzales, messboy, were on a frail ' raft,
being rocKed about at the will of the ocean.
Three of their number had : already been
washed off the raft, and those that ; re
mained had concluded that. death was not
far off, when they sighted the San - Juan.
Just then a second raft containing six sur
vivors ran alongside of Chilberg's raft.
. "We both raised signals of distress on
oars,", writes Chilberg. "Then we watched
the • steamer with beating hearts. She
headed straight for us, "and finally we could
see her white houses. We were confident
of being rescued. Our messboy, who was
a Peruvian, stood up and shouted for joy,
'Viva barracoota, viva barracouta.' Then
she turned and went out to sea. . .Twice
more she came close and then steamed
"Why did Captain Pitts sail away from
the scene of the wreck without completing
his search? , Ten men have escaped to
prove. that he left them to suffer the pangs
of hunger and thirst and possible death.
Who shall say there were not others on
pieces of wreckage, who saw the San Juan
sail away that Tuesday, and lost hope and
were drowned? .' lam told by Mr. Thorn
ton that he himself and others told Cap
tain Pitts . that two liferafts were afloat
with men on them, and even begged him
to search a little while longer. He refused."
Chilberg alleges that the Colima's deck
load of lumber was so great that it made
her topheavy. The lifeboats and liferafts
were covered with canvas.
•'Why,'' asks Chilberg, "did we have ; a
mast with no sails, holes for rowlocks but
no rowlocks, fourteen-foot oars where eight
or ten foot oars would have been much
more useful? Why is there not a keg of
water oh a liferaft and a supply of bread?"
AN EARLY SAN JOSE FIRE
Two People Had a Very Narrow
Escape From the ;
The Clothes and Hair of Mrs. Harry
Hartman. Ignited as
SAN JOSE, . Cal., July 22.— resi
dence of Harry Hartman on Grant street,
between Marliere and Delmas,, was de
stroyed by fire about 4 o'clock this morn-*
ing. When discovered the- flames had
gained, such headway that Mr. Hartman
and his wife escaped with only their night
In going downstairs Mrs. Hartman's
clothes and hair caught fire and she .ran
screaming into the street, where neighbors
extinguished the burning garments before
she was seriously burned, v,7;y.^
Mr. Hartman made his escape by jump
ing from a second-story window. , It is ,
supposed the flames resulted from spon- \
taneous combustion, as a lot of. inflamma
ble material was stored under the stair- 1
case. '■'■: .'-'"'
.The" loss on the house is 'about $500, with
$200 insurance. About' $150 worth of fur
niture and personal effects were destroyed.
/"The Stan field Estate.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July James J.
Stanfield to-da^ filed' a petition for letters
of administration on the estate "of his
father, John Stanfield, who was killed in a
runaway accident Wednesday. In the ; pe
tition it is set forth that the estate is
valued at $100,000 and consists of the fol
lowing: House 7 and ' lot in Santa ; Cruz
County, valued at $2000;; 262 acres of im
proved land in Union district, $65,000; 640
acres of unimproved land in Kings County;"
$2000; y slock Tin Los Gatos Bank, $1500;
stock in Union Savings Bank, $2400; Farm
ers' Union stock, $1600; Electric Light and
Power Company stock, $4400, and mort
gages amounting to $5000. The; heirs "J are
Margaret J. Stanfield; the widow; the peti
tioner, James J. Stanfield;': a son, and Mrs.
Phoebe Fretwell. and Mrs. Sarah Fellows,
daughters. -1 . ■■- ■■ " -7. .'a.
Prosecuted by His Son.
SAN JOSE, Cal., * July 22.— William La
< Montague, who was brought to the County,
Jail from Los Gatos yesterday to await an
examination as ;to his sanity, has-been
charged with , assault to commit ; murder.
The complainant is Ed ;La Montagne, a
son of the accused." who charges his father
with assaulting Bob Edwards at Los Gatos
Saturday night with a knife: The -trouble
is the outcome of a drunken row. '■■•.' y*
The accused is a well-known r rancher; of
Union district and is • well s off. i- He? has a
penchant for liquor and while under its in
fluence iff very violent. Every/ effort, has
been made to cure him of this failing, but
without avail. • 7. ' 7 / : ' .7. y
* A Prisoner Attempts Suicide.
! SAN JOSE, ; Cal., July 22^— Charles Niles,
a prisoner serving fifty days in the County
Jail for misdemeanor from Santa' Clara, at
tempted suicide by cutting the arteries of
both wrists with pieces of ' glass this morn
ing. He was discovered before he had lost
a great deal of | blood and the wounds were
dressed. Niles would give ?no " reason for
making the -attempt at suicide other than
that he was tired of life.
Committed to Glen Ellen.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 22.— Judge Rey
nolds to-day committed .: Mrs. Annie
Green to the Home for Feeble-minded at
Glen Ellen. Mrs. Green is about? 3s 'years
"of age and has been an ; , inmate ?of the in
firmary for some * time. Of late ■ she has
shown such an inclination to be giddy that
Superintendent Orcnt charged her with in- ,
sanity."77 '7" "y '-- : ' *'•'••.-;'- •; ■'■-■• V ' -< -",
Inquest on Mercedes Verugo.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 22.— Coroner Be-'
cord to-day held an inquest over the re
mains 'of Mercedes Verugo, the Mexican
who * died v Friday 7 night * while being re- j
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moved from , Coyote .. station to the in
firmary. His " death was the result of a
drunken row at a dance at the house of ■ J.
Cunter, a Portuguese rancher, on the night
of : June : 22. During the * progress i of , the
row Verugo was struck over the head with
a j club by Demetro Cano. A few days later
he took to his bed and complained of pains
in his head. 7; He was neglected and. death
resulted from ;i menineitis, caused ; by '- the
blow on : the head. The jury returned a
verdict accordingly. 7; . y
." Suits Against the Southern Pact fie.
■ SAN JOSE, July 22.— Suit was
brought to-day by E. M. Lincoln against
the Southern Pacific Company ' for $150,000
damages for the death of his son, 18 years
of ; age, who, it \is , claimed; was pushed
from a train by a brakeman while passing
through this city, July 28, 1893. 7.
The trial of the suit for.: $20,000 damages
against the Southern r Pacific Company,
brought by Stephen Cuthbertson. the old
man who had his foot cut off -while in the
railroad yards, began to-day. .
A. Horstman's Stock Sold.
■: SAN JOSE, Cal., July 22.— Sheriff ; Lyn
don this ; morning y sold the stock , in A.
Horstman's cloakstore to satisfy an attach
ment issued from the Superior Court of
San Joaquin County to R. B. Teefy for
$3400. The stock and fixtures were sold to
R.B. Teefy for $1100.
Riotous Tinkers Sent to Jail.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 22.— Harry "Wil
son and John Riley, itinerant tinkers and
repairers of umbrellas, were brought to the
County Jail this morning to serve thirty
days each for vagrancy from Santa Clara.
The men had been enjoying a red-wine
drunk and insisted on running the place.
LA PRESA HAS A MYSTERY.
Mrs. Schaffer's Son Believes
That His Mother Was
Fire Supposed to Have Been Set to
Her Store to Conceal a
SAN DIEGO, Cal., July 22.— The son of
Mrs. Louise Schaffer, found . burned to
death in the ashes of her store and post
office at La Presa Friday morning, is
working on the theory that she was mur
dered and robbed.
He believes the murderer was in the
house when she entered at 10:15 o'clock
that night; that he stunned her with a
scale-weight, found near her remains, then
poured oil from the lamp over . her and
started the fire. The' burner was found
off the lamp, and under her body- was a bit
of glass as from the lamp-chimney.
The arms, head and legs were burned
away, and the trunk" charred r to a crisp.
The light frame-work building would
hardly -have caused sufficient heat to ac
complish this without an additional in
flammable material, like oil. Keys were
found sticking in the locks of two trunk?,
including that kept by the widow in the
front room,; where the postage-stamps,'
amounting to $34, were stored. The other
trunk was in the bedroom. ": ;
Mrs. Schaffer had lost money by bank
failures, and it was known also that she
had some money concealed in the house,
Srobably $300 or $4CO. "A search under the
oor revealed $35, and some melted coin
made a total found of about $75. The son
thinks the man got some money and
escaped. . V .
EXHIBIT OF LOS ANGELES.
That for Atlanta Will Be Made by the
Chamber of- Commerce.
:. * LOS' ANGELES, ; Cal., July 22.— At a
special meeting of the directors of the
Chamber of Commerce ; to-day, the follow
ing letter was received from the holders of
the California building, privilege at the
Los Angeles, Cal., July 20. 1895.
C. D. Willard, Secretary j Chamber Commerce,
City— Dear Sir: We have your communication
of July 19, and note your suggestion that we
turn over the proposed California building to
some organisation of exhibitors. We are loth
to accept yonr suggestion in the exact form in
which you put it, tor the .reason that at the
present writing we do not know what counties
are going in, nor who the exhibitors are to be.
There is one organization in which we have
implicit confidence, and that organization ■■ is
the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. We
are entirely willing to place the building in
the hands of your, organization. We will give
you without charge 2000 feet of any part of
the building you desire to select, and allow
you, in consultation with us, to allot space and
to plan rules in just such shape as you see fit.
Will you kindly take this matter up at your
earliest opportunity and inform, us of the
result. : Very truly yours, V_|S*Ean____Es§!
Mas. s. C. Dooley.
. J. A. Gorman. ,
There was some discussion of the propo
sition, the board being in some doubt as to
whether the Supervisors of the county
were disposed to assist in the project of
making an exhibit, but it was finally car
ried that, provided the Supervisors of the
county lent reasonable aid, the ' Chamber
of Commerce would undertake to raise by
subscription the sum necessary to make a
creditable display for Los Angeles County,
and would accept the space offered.
Institute at Taeoma.
TACOMA; Wash., July 22.— The. insti
tute •. for teachers and employes of the
Indian Department in the Western States
opened here this morning.with representa
tives of Nevada, Washington, , Oregon;
Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Kansas in
attendance. The exercises this morning
were : ■ , ■■ :- . , , .-■
; ■ Address^ of welcome by Professor H. M.
James, Superintendent ■of Public Schools
of Taeoma ; response, 1 R. E. L. Newcorabe,
superintendent of the Puyallup -School,
Taeoma ; papers on "Home Life in Indian
School,": Mrs. M. C. Watkins, ' and ;on
"Elements of Success in School," Henry,
7 Officers of the institute . were chosen as
follows: 7 General - chairman,- Charles H.
Rakestraw -of i Salem, Or.; f general • secre
tary, :H. D. . Arkwright, * ' Crow 7 agency,
Mont. j: recording secretary, L. W. Parker,
Colville School, Wash. ; press secretary, J.
J. Anderson,' Taeoma.
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