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The San Francisco Call.
VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 108.
RAVAGES OF CHOLERA
Thirty-One Names on
the List of Dead at
NATIVES WERE VICTIMS.
But Nine Survived Out of a
Total of Two-Score
STRICT QUARANTINE ENFORCED
Business at the Island Capital Is
Being Carried On as
LONDON, Eng.. Sept. 15.— The Standard
vrill to-morrow publish a dispatch from
Honolulu, dated September 4, saying that
since August 13 there have been forty
cases of cholera and thirty-one deaths
from the disease. All the victims were
native Hawaiians. A strict quarantine is
enforced. Business is going on as usual.
PORT TOWNSEND. Wash., Sept. 15.—
Despite Surgeon-General Wyman's asser
tion that there is no apprehension over
the prevalence of Asiatic cholera in Ha
waii, the force of Government officers on
the North Pacific coast has been materially
increased the past week, and more ap
pointments of repntable physicians are to
follow at different ports, and they will be
placed on the regular payroll and have all
the authority of regular officers of the
United States Marine Hospital service. As
is the case. Paget Sound and many of the
northern coast collection districts include
more ports than could be watched by the
quarantine officers of the port of entry,
and the additional appointments resulted
a? an extra precautionary measure.
A private letter to-day from an officer
of the U. S. steamer Bennington, now in
voluntary quarantine off the harbor of
Honolulu, says the seaman of that vessel
•who died recently survived only twelve
hours after being stricken by cholera, and
was, up to the Oth inst., the date of the
letter, the only European who had suc
cumbed. Immediately upon the develop
ment of the case the vessel was placed in
strict quarantine, and removed several
miles outside the harbor in clear water,
where it has since remained without com
munication to or from the shore.
It is understood among the officers and
men of the vessel that they are not to go
back to the Hawaiian capital until the
epidemic is entirely stamped out. In view
of the fact of the large trade between Puget
Pound and the islands, it is a conspicuous
and ominous fact that no vessels to speak
of have arrived since the contagion first
made its appearance.
INCENDIARIES AT WORK
Barn and Outbuildings Owned
by John D. Rockefeller
Dynamite and Powder Found
Around His Magnificent
TARRYTOWN, N. V., Sept. 15.— Fire
early this morning destroyed the magnifi
cent barn and outbuildings owned by John
D. Rockefeller, the oil magnate, which are
situated on the Bedford road, near Pocinto
Hills. The ioss is in the neighborhood of
130.000. which is said to be covered by in
Mr. Nolsee, on Mr. Rockefeller's place,
says that the fire was of incendiary origin.
Several times while the barn was burning,
he said, explosions could be heard. In the
woods around the place cans of kerosene
oil, as well as of dynamite, have been
Yesterday morning Mr. Nolsee laid off
fifteen laborers who had been employed
on the place and it is thought that some
of them took revenge for dismissal by set
ting fire to the barn.
Mr. Rockefeller and his family are now
in Cleveland, Ohio, and the house is un
occupied. It was stated this morning that
dynamite and powder had been found
around the Rockefeller mansion, seem
•ngly placed there for the purpose of de
LOST IX A, WILDERXESS.
A Member of a Colorado Hunting Party
in a Perilous Predicament.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., Sept.
l.'i.— Glenford McKinney, a member of a
hunting party which outfitted here on
August 20. is reported missing.
With his father, John L. McKinney. a
bank president of Titusville, Pa., and a
Mr. Adams of New York, well equipped
and accompanied by two guides, the
party pushed off into the wilderness
west of Hohns Peak. On the nth inst.
while young McKinney and his friend
Adams were out afoot in search of game
they became separated, and that was the
last seen of McKinney. A search was
made until .Sunday, when the party rode
into Dixon for more assistance. A large
number of the residents of the Snake
Kiver country are now assisting in the
Young McKinney is well clothed and
armed, but the country is so wildthat he
may wander about until exhausted oefore
running across a habitation.
YELLOW FEVEIt SVREADISG.
A Virulent Epidemic Raging on the
Itthinus of Tehuantepec.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 15.— A special
from Coatzacoaicos, Mex., says yellow
fever has made its appearance there and
the epidemic is spreading to other points
on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The dis
ease is of a very bad nature and causing
many deaths among the natives.
H. Aldridge, eeneral manager of the
National Tehuantepec Railway, is critically
sirk with fever.
Fell f'tider the Wheels.
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 15.— Charles
Thurston, aged 23, whose home is in New
burg, Or., attempted to board a Gulf
freight train near Fort Morgan last night.
He fell under the wheels, both legs beirm
badly crushed. He lay beside the track
until 5 o'clock this morning before he was
discovered. He was brought to this city,
where he died this afternoon.
GOTHAM'S THIRSTY CLUBMEX.
-Yo Liquor Served on the Sabbath £xeept
NEW YORK, N. V.. Sept. 15.— 1* was
the general verdict that this was as dry a
Sunday as New York has ever seen. Great
interest was centered in to-day's events as
it was exoecred the police would pay
special attention to the clubs and make a
test case as to the rights of these institu
tions to sell liquor on Sunday.
In anticipation of the probable action of
the Police Commissioners the great ma
jority of the big clubs decided that it
would be better for a time, at least, to
accept the interpretation of the Sunday
law. The board of governors of ruany
clubs decided on Saturday that the visiting
lists should be suspended and that no
drink should be served to members with-
out meals. The new Manhattan Athletic
Club went a step farther than this and
decided that no liquor should be sold at
all on Sunday until the political question
HORRIBLE CRUELTI REVEALED.
Mow a Cook County Insane Patient Met
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. I.s.— The body of
David Adams, the patient at the Cook
County Insane Asylum, whose death it is
alleged resulted from assaults and neglect
of attendants, was exhumed to-day by
order of the Coroner.
The examination conducted by the
Coroner's physician, Dr. Lewis J. Mitchell,
disclosed the fact that the man's nose had
been broken, the side of his face badly
bruised and the cartilage of the nose torn
from its fastenings to the jawbone. The
books of the institution showed that
Adams died from paresis three weeks after
the injuries were sustained, and that an
other patient has struck Adams on the
head with a chair because Adams had
stolen his coffee and then hurled the hot
beverage in the face of his victim.
TO REDEEM PAPAL ROME
Revival of the Report That the
Holy City Is to Be
Publication of a Document Giving
Details of the Rumored Modus
LONDON, Eng., Sept. 15.— The Tele
graph to-morrow will publish a document
which it claims it obtained from abroad
i through a source amply guaranteeing that
it is seriously inspired, the writer being in
a position to he well acquainted with the
policy of the Vatican.
The document reviews the financial,
social and religious troubles of the king
dom of Italy. It then proceeds to elab
orate a modus vivendi between the Papacy
and the Italian Government. It proposes
that a tract of Italian territory and a free
port be given to the Holy See as inalien
able temporalities under the guarantee of
Italy and the other powers for £200,000.000,
which would redeem the Italian exche
quer from bankruptcy and redeem papal
Rome. The money would be raised by a
subscription from Catholics of all coun
The document seems to be utterly devoid
of authority, as it says that the subscrip
tion would be placed at the command of
the present Pope, who, jointly with Prime
Minister Crispi, would carry the scheme to
a happy and friendly fulfillment.
GQLD FOR TUE GOVERSMEXT.
An Illinoia Bank Offers to I'rop Up the
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Sept. 15.-The
banks of Springfield have made a tender
of $100,000 in gold to the Government, and
if their example should bje widely fol
lowed by other banks of the country, the
gold reserve cf $100,000,000 would be in
no danger of being encroached upon.
Following is a copy of the telegram mak
ing the tender, which was sent yesterday :
Scntary of the Treasury, Wathinqton, D. C:
The associate banks of Springfield, 111., will
furnish the Government $100,000 gold in ex
change for currency. Answer.
Manager Springfield Clearing-house.
Lynchera in J*urault of a Xegro Who
Shot Tico Whitea.
WYNNE, Ark., Sept. 15.— Richard Lake
and Dave Sheridan, while hunting two
mules southwest of here yesterday, were
met by a negro named Mayhew, who
snatched the gun away from Sheridan,
shot Lake and then knocked Sheridan
down and shot him. Laks died at 5
o'clock, but Sheridan's injuries are not
considered fatal. The attack was without
A posse of citizens, headed by Sheriff
Cobbs, was at once organized and started
in pursuit, but up to 8 o'clock Mayhew had
not been captured. He is in the Lingullle
River bottom that covers an area of thirty
OFFEREJ) TO BORXCLOWER.
Chosen by President Cleveland to Succeed
NEW YORK, N. V,, Sept. 15.—Presi
dent Cleveland, it is said, uas determined
to offer to William H. Hornblower of this
city the place on the Supreme bench made
vacant by the death of Justice Jackson.
Mr. Hornblower has received communica
tions from Mr. Cleveland, and he is will
ing to accept the place, provided there
can be no doubt of his confirmation by
Sons of I etrrnns Gathering.
KNOXVILLE, Tens., Sept. 15.-Knox
ville is in a blaze of glory to-night. The
streets are gayly decorated in honor of the
Sons of Veterans, who hold their four
teenth annual encampment, beginning to
morrow. Every train is crowded with
Sons of Veterans and their friends and a
large attendance are exoected. Com
mander-in-Chief Bunday, with his staff,
Drowned White fording a Hirer.
CROSS. O. T., Sept. 15.— John Hall and
wife, their daughter Maude, lti years old,
his son John and Dr. Gillani of this
place have been taking a summer outing
in the Osage country for the last six weeks.
It is reported that all were drowned in
fording the Arkansas River ten miles
northwest of here.
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1895.
AMBUSHED A POSSE.
Battle of Officers With
FOUGHT TO THE DEATH.
A Constable Slain Before the
Murderer Was Shot
TRAGIC END OF THE CHASE.
Frequent Encounters Between the
Bandit and His Determined
SAN DIEGO, Cat,., Sept. 16.— A posse of
officers has been in pursuit of Isadore
Renterias, the murderer of Ramon Araise,
since the night of the Bth, when the shoot
ing occurred at San Luis Rey, and ter
minated the chase yesterday at Mesa
Grande. Renterias was game and killed
one officer, Juan Castro, before he in turn
was shot down by Constable Ben Hubbert
of Ocean side.
After the shooting of Araise at San Luis
Rev Renterias, who was 63 years old but
strong and wiry, made his way on foot to
inaccessible regions around Smith Mount
ain, where he was tracked by officers. A
running right had been kept up for some
days, but Renterias was such a good shot
and so wide awake that the officers were
forced to keep their distance.
Renterias' method was to hide in a com
manding position in the thick brush dur
ing the day, where he could pick off any
body approaching. him. During the night
he would strike out, and knowing every
foot of country, could choose the best
places for aefense. On several occasions
he was ambushed and the officers were
shot at, but escaped.
Renterias was located on Thursday in
La Jolla Valley, at the foot of Smith
Mountain, and on Friday he had reached
the densely wooded country on the Mesa
Grande. There the officers forced him to
cover, and took precautions to prevent his
Yesterday morning a fight occurred, in
which Kenterias killed a horse ridden by
one of his pursuers. The officers retreated
and prepared for another attack at noon.
Meanwhile Renterias changed his position
and reached an ambush nearer the officers,
so that when they approached he easily
killed Castro. Constable Hubbert was
on the alert and returned the fire imme
diately, killing Renterias at the first shot.
The whole affair was over within two
minutes. Mesa Grande is thirty miles
from a telegraph station, and the first
news was received this morning from
Foster station. Word was sent in that
Hubbert gave himself up, and that the
bodies would reach Foster to-night. Dis
trict Attorney Sweet, Deputy Sheriff Jen
nings and Coroner Risdon went to Foster^
and will hold an examination to-morrow.
Castro was a valuable officer and noted
for courage. He was previously in the
same service at the City of Mexico. Rent
enas was a hard character, and had served
terms in tnis State and Lower California
I for violent crimes. His shooting of Araise
was uncalled for, Arai-e having run to
Renterias' tent while the latter was beat
ing and choking his wife and dragging her
along the ground by the hair. Araise is
still living, but with slight chance of re
CaUGBT JtY AX UXDERTOW.
A Ynunn Sirtmtnrr Drowned and ITould-
lie Reacuer* Xarrotcly Escape.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Sept. 15.— Leon Fer
ner, Ed Fletcher and several other young
men went in bathing at Ocean Beach, near
this city, this afternoon, in company with
A. McGegin, a middle-aged man. Ferner
went out twenty yards farther than the
others, where he had to swim to keep his
place, and in a short time cried out that
he was drowning.
Fletcher went to his assistance andMe-
Gegin followed. The undertow was so
strong that they could not make headway
and McGegin let go. Soon afterward
Fletcher was compelled to let go, though
Ferner begged them to remain. Ferner
sank and Fletcher began to go down.
McGegin was lighting for life against the
undertow. Three youne men on the beach
struck out and saved Fletcher, who was
unconscious, and also assisted McGegin,
who was a half hour in getting ashore.
They worked with Fletcher for an hour
before bringing him to consciousness.
Ferner's body was not recovered. He
came from Rochester, N. V., six months
ago. His mother lives there and was
notified this evening of her son's death.
ESCAPED TO A MIRACLE.
Experience of a San Francisco
Man in a Train-Wreck in
Fell From a Precipice With the
Engine, and Was But Slightly
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 15.— A special
from the City of Mexico says:
Further particulars regarding the wreck
on the Inter-Oceanic road are to the effect
that the incoming passenger train jumped
the track at Nanacamilpo, 136 kilometres
from this city. The accident occurred be
tween two deep cuts, with an embankment
of 200 feet. An engine was hurled down
the precipice, burying Engineer Queen
and Fireman Brown beneath its mighty
weight, killing them outright. Superin
tendent of Motive Power Cockfield and
George Berlines of San Francisco, who
happened to be riding on the engine for
observation purposes, miraculously es
caped death, although they were scalded
by escaping steam. The conductor, Fran
cisco Alvarez, was also killed. A number
of passengers were seriously wounded.
Indicted for Tension frauds.
GUTHRIE, Oklahoma, . Sept. 15.— The
United States Grand Jury at Pawnee has
returned forty-three indictments for pen
sion frauds against leading county officials,
attorneys and a pension agent. The find
ing of the jury exposes a gigantic conspir
acy to rob the Government.
rLA.IT HOLDS COURT.
Sew York State Slate Mapped Out by Re
SARATOGA, N. V., Sept. 15.—Republi
can headquarters at Congress Hall had an
almost deserted appearance to-night, while
over at the United States Hotel the office
has an air of activity that is refreshing.
Hon. T. C. Platt held court at his head
quarters and reviewed the situation with
his supporters. That he is more interested
in the Presidential situation than any
thing else is conceded. The excise ques
tion which is commanding more or less
attention, is a sort of secondary considera
tion with him, and according to reports
he is giving it but little thought.
The working of the convention is mapped
out and the slate formed will go through
without any trouble. Congressman Sher
man of Utica will be temporary chairman
and Clarence Lexow of Nyack permanent
chairman. The old State officers will be
nominated with the exception of Court of
Appeals Judge. What little strife there is
in the convention will come over this
nomination, but without question Platt's
man, Judge Martin, will be the successful
ENCOUNTERED HIGH WINDS
Rough Passage of the Ocean
Liner Paris Across the
Captain James Eschen of Alameda
One of Several Passengers
NEW YORK, N. V., Sept. 15.— The
American Line steamship Paris reached
her dock at 7 o'clock this morning, after
having spent the night at quarantine.
The steamer experienced some very
rough weather last Monday morning.
The force of the wind was such as to
injure several of the people aboard. One
of those injured was John P. Hopkins, ex-
Mayor of Chicago. He was thrown down
in the cabin and received some bruises of
the leg. Another of the injured was the
Rev. Roland Hale of England, an Episco
pal clergyman on his way to Boston. He
was knocked down on the deck by the
wind and sustained a fracture of the right
Captain James Eschen of Alameda, Cal.,
a second cabin passenger, was standing
near a doorway when the wind slammed
the door against him, cutting his scalp
and bruising his shoulder. The captain
started for San Francisco to-dny.
Among the prominent Americans aboard
were the Hon. Chauncey If. Depew, D. B.
McClellau and General B. V. Tracy.
TALKED OF A BOND ISSUE.
Assistant Secretary Curtis'
Mission to Wall Street
He Was Sent to Learn the Senti
ment Regarding Another Call
NEW YORK, N. V., Sept. 15.-The
Tribune to-morrow will say:
When William E. Curtis, Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury, was in New
York recently it was not announced that
he, as the representative of Secretary
Carlisle, discussed with New York bankers
the necessitj* for another issue of Govern
ment bonds. In fact it was saia by those
who are generally supposed to know what
Mr. Curtis talks about in his frequent vis
its to this city, that he did not come to
Now it is known, however, upon the most
trustworthy and indisputable authority —
the authority of a bank president who saw
Mr. Curtis— that the question of another
issue of bonds was discussed, and that Mr.
Curtis stopped in New York mainly for the
purpose of rinding out how the banking
community in this city felt about a call for
subscriptions to more Government bonds.
When Mr. Curtis was here last week he
talked with J. Pierpont Morgan, with
Conrad Jordan, the head of the sub
treasury in this city, and with other in
COLIjIOUD WITH A OKIPCAR.
A Fire I'atrol Wagon Wrecked Wliila
Going at Full Speed.
CHICAGO, 111.. Sept. ld.-Fire Insur
ance Patrol No. 5, located at GO Whiting
street, collided with terrific violence last
night with a gripcar at Division and
Franklili streets. The patrol was answer
ing an alarm, and the horses were goin>< at
full speed. The fire wagon was reduced to
splinters, and four out of the six firemen
C. J. Barnes, captain, had his left leg dis
located ; P. Green tioff, a firemen, left knee
cap broken; A. Pepin, lieutenant, left
shoulder badly mashed, and William Red
dick, driver, legs badly wrenched and left
kneecap injured. They were all removed
to fire headquarter. 1 ?, where they were given
Anniversary Fetes at Rome.
ROME, Italy, Sept. 15.— The gymnastic
contests which opened the fetes in celebra
tion of the occupation of Rome by the
Italian troops twenty-five years ago took
place to-day and were very successful. A
number of societies inarched li> procession
to the Pantheon, where they placed
wreaths on the tomb of Victor Emanuel.
The processionists were cheered all along
the route. Special attention was paid to
the Germans who toos part in the celebra
Reopens After Lang Idleness.
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 15.~The Calumet
Furnace of South Chicago will "blow open"
to-morrow morning, after having remained
idle since the autumn of 1892. Between
1500 and 2000 men will be provided with
employment. Half a dozen times within
as many weeks the people of South
Chicago have had cause to rejoice over the
opening of big factories, furnaces and
factories, and the return of prosperity is
fully demonstrated there.
Truxson S. La J-'ranee Head.
ELMIRA, N. V., Sept. 15.— Truxson S.
La France, the well-known inventor and
organizer of the La France fire engine
company, died suddenly in this city to-day
of paralysis of the heart.
BURNED TO A CRISP
Fatal Explosion in the
Santa Cruz Powder
TWO MEN MET DEATH.
Pitiful Sufferings of the Vic
tims Before Life Became
LITERALLY ROASTED ALIVE.
One Succeeded In Reaching: Water,
but Too Late to Stay the Work
of the Flames.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Sept. 15.— A ter
rific explosion occurred this morning at
one of the mills of the California Powder
Works, two and a half miles from this
city, in the San Lorenzo Canyon. Two
men received burns from which they died
during the day, after suffering excruciating
The explosion occurred in the hydraulic
prismatic press mill, where powder for the
Government is being manufactured. At G
o'clock this morning John Johns and Max
Grimm were at work in the building.
Johns, who was in charge of the mill, had
gone out for a few minutes, and James
Howard, who is employed in the single
press mill, had finished his work, changed
his working clothes and was making a
friendly visit, as he often did, on his
friends at work in the mill. He was talK
ing to Grimm when the explosion
The cause will never be known. A flash
of fire came from the press and the thirty
pounds of powder on the press and about
six barrels of powder which were in the
building exploded. Grimm and Howard
ran out of the building, their clothes in
flames. Howard ran a hundred yards to
the river and threw himself into the water.
When he reached the river there was not
a shred of clothing left on his body.
Johns reached the mill just after the ex
plosion and turned the hose on the build
ing. The damage to the building was not
very extensive, one side only being blown
Grimm and Howard were both taken
to tbe home of John Dennett at
the village a short distance from
the works. Grimm, who was a boy 17
yesrs of nge, was burned in a frightful
manner, his body and chest being burned
almost to a crisp and his face as black as
charcoal. The hair was all burned off his
lt«ad. Helivouonly four hoars, remain
ing conscious until about fifteen minutes
before his death, which took place at 10
o'clock this morning.
Howard was also badly burned. The
tipper part of his Dody and face were in a
horrible condition. His scalp was burned
to a crisp, and was as dry as pasteboard.
Everything was done that could relieve his
sufferings, but he died at 7 o'clock this
There was great excitement at the vil
lage following the explosion. The report
awakened all people, and the ringing of
the alarm bell caused the terror-stricken
people to rush about in wild alarm. To
night there is mourning in two deserted
ISELIN WAS GENEROUS
He Offered to Relinquish His
Victories and Resail Every
Correspondence Between Lord
Dunraven and the Yaoht Club
NEW YORK, N. V., Sept. 15-At the
meeting of the officers of the New York
Yacht Club held Friday afternoon and
evening, Mr. Isefin submitted these propo
sitions for their consideration:
First— To call off the races of September
10 and 12, and offer Lord Duuraven to sail
two other races in their stead.
Second — To reopen the whole question of
the races and to call off all that had been
sailed. This done, to offer Lord Dunraven
to sail nim three other races for the cup.
In other words to begin anew and wipe
out the old record.
After a lengthy discussion, during which
the subject was treated from every con
ceivable point, the propositions were sub
mitted to a vote, which resulted nega
The Sun's special from Newport says
that it is rumored that Lord Dun raven is
willing to race Valkyrie against Defender
off Newport for a cup or money and since
his arrival there he has been approached
to this end. About the clubs, the corre
spondent adds, they are looking for a race
and declare that Dunraven will go half
way if Iselin will meet him.
Jt U\R A VEM'ls I'L A IST.
Correspondence of the EnyHxhnian With
the »w York Yacht Club.
LONDON, Exg., Sept. 15.— Lord Dun
raven yesterday cabled Mr. Grant, secre
tary of the Royal Yacht Squadron, the
correspondence between himself and the
New York Yacht Club on the events in
connection with the contests for the
America's cup, at the same time express
ing a desire that the correspondence be
published in England.
The correspondence consists of four let
ters. The first, dated September 11, con
tains Mr. Iselin's offer to resail the race of
September 10. In the second, dated Sep
tember 12, Lord Dunraven declines to re
sail the race, adding that he could not un
derstand the committee's reasons for find
ing the Valkyrie in the wrong. In the
third, dated September 12, Mr. Canfield
narrates the delay in receiving Lord Dun
raven's letter of the 11th. relative to not
sailing the race set for the 12;h unless the
course was kept clear. In the fourth let
ter, dated September 13, Lord Dunraven
lengthily replies, explaining and defending
his claim to have the race sailed where
there would be no overcrowding.
This last letter, which occupies fully half
a column in the newspapers, is as follows:
439 Fifth Avenue, Sept. 13, 1895
Gentlemen: 1 have the honor to acknowledge
the receipt of your letter of the 12th inst. You
say my letter of Wednesday night to Mr. Can
iield was not handed in to the New York Yacht
Club until 1 a. m. Thursday and was not in
your hands until Ba. m. the lame day. There
must, I think, be some mistake. I received
Mr. Canfield's letter at 10:30 a.m. Thursday
aiid my reply was delivered by own servant at
the New York Club at 12:15 a. m. to the club
clerk. The steward or clerk in charge
was calied on the telephone at the
hour of 12:30 and was requested
to find if Mr.Canfield was at the Knickerbocker
Club, and if so, to deliver the letter at once.
The reply was that he would endeavor to find
Mr.Canfield; that he had a short time before
left the New York Knickerbocker Club and had
left word that he would call at 7 a. m. to see if
there were any messages for him. The request
that Mr. Canfield should not open my letter of
the 10th until the protest was decided was un
necessary, as the cup committee was not hear
ing the protest; but whether my letter of
Wednesday night was delivered at the
New York Yacht Club at 12:15 or 1 am.:
whether it was in the hands of the
committee at seven or eight and whether my
letter of the 10th was read at 12:30 or 2:30
p. M. appears to me to be a matter ot minor im
portance. What is of importance tome is the
totally unjustifiable opinion implied in your
letter of the 12th. More, in coming to the de
cision conveyed to you in my letter of the 10th,
I went back on the agreement signed by Mr.
Smith and myself.
You say : " 'We can only regret that the con
ditions named therein'— that is in my letter of
the 10th— as absolutely necessary should not
have been so presented" when the agreement of
terms was formulated.' "
Permit me to observe that I named no par
ticular conditions as indispensable as you will
perceive on referring to my letter. I hold that
in any match a fair field and no favor is a con
dition precedent to agreement as to term I*,1 *,
and as to failing that any party has a perfect
right to withdraw, absolutely or condition
ally. Articles of agreement cannot, and are
not, intended to lay down fixed rules to meet
every imaginable contingency. Certain con
tingencies have arisen, as you are aware.
Conlining myself to the subject of my let
ter—the overcrowding— as far back as last Oc
tober I wrote concerning the difficulty of en
suring a clear course, but did not insist upon
my views because I thought the persons re
sponsible should be free to take what steps
they thought best. In view of the failure in
that respect it might have been better if
in my letter of the 10th I had abso
lutely withdrawn, but my .desire to sail
off the races was great and 1 withdrew
conditionally and suggested steps which, I
thought, would remove the difficulty. These
steps were not taken, and I held to my de
termination to sail no more, and in so acting 1
emphatically deny that I went back in any way
on the agreement as to terms. I did not know
whether Messrs. Canfield and Bush were of
ficially representing the committee when they
came to see me at -the Waldorf. I judged by
their conversation that they were not, and I
understooa from them that the committee had
come to definite conclusions upon my letter*.
I now can see from your communication that
they were representing the committee. In that
case, the proposal made to me by the commit
tee was '.hat I should withdraw from my deter
mination expressed in my letter of the 10th,
and should sail the third, possibly the final
race, on condition that sufficient room was se
cured at the start, and that in any future
races my suggestion that the dates of the
races and the times of starting should
not be made public should be carried
out. The proposition did not commend
it-elf to me. Nobody has denied the over
crowding, of course, but in any case, either my
complaint was, in the opinion of the commit
tee, unjustifiable, in which case I could not
have agreed with them and should have with
drawn, being fully convinced of the necessity,
and prepared to take the iull responsibility for
doing so, or it was justifiable, in which latter
case the comnittee were, I think, bound to
give redress befon.- the next race was sailed.
I so far withdrew my letter of the 10th, as to
say I would sail the ttiira race if the committee
would undertake to declare the race void if, in
their judgment, either vessel was interfered
with by steamers, the committee putting any
body they liked on board the yachts. I was
willing to leave the matter in their hands,
stipulating only that they put experienced and
practical yachtsmen on Valkyrie 111.
As far as I am concerned, 1 have no wish to
continue the discussion, which you accurately
declare as superfluous, and will conclude by
expressing regret that if any desire to resail
Tuesday's race was known to exist, the regatta
committee did not order it resailed, un
der article 10 of the New York Club
regulations, in which case, whatever
my opinion as to the cause of the foul
may be, I should have been at the disposal of
the committee, and that the committee could
not see its way to adopting what appears to us
the simpler course of hoisting the letter "G"
yesterday and postponing the race at such
time as they had arrived at a definite conclu
sion upon my letter of the 10th inst.
I have the honor-to remain, very faithfully,
i>u s raven.
SAN BERNARDINO FIESTA
It Was Auspiciously Opened
With a Grand Sacred
Over Ten Thousand People Were In
Attendance — Many Mora
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., Sept. 15.—
Xhere was an auspicious opening of fiesta
week this evening. The weather is per
fect. Spanish-Americans to the number
of 5000 or more from places within a circuit
of 25 miles arrived during the day. Dele
gations from San Diego, Los Angeles, Ven
tura and other coast points will be in to
Many of the visitors attended the bal
loon ascension at Rable Springs this after
noon, and nearly every one inspected the
amphitheater and arena, winch is pro
nounced the largest, strongest and best ar
ranged ever erected outside of Mexico.
The exercises began at 7 o'clock this
evening in the presence of a crowd of
10,000 to 12,000 people with a concert of
sacred and National music by the Mexico
Military band of Tucson under the leader
ship of J. D. Balderas.
The grand stand was profusely deco
rated with American and Mexican flags
and brilliantly illuminated with arc lights.
In the background was an oil painting of
the Capitol of Mexico, flanked on the left
by the Mexican Goddess of Liberty and a
full-length portrait of Cure Hidalgo, and
on the right by the American Goddess of
Liberty and a full-length portrait of
George Washington. The chorus of young
ladies, clad in white, with the Mexican
colors worn diagonally across the bosom,
graced th,c stage.
C. O. Bustamente of Perris, president of
La Junta Patriotica, Mexico, presided. C.
D. Lozano of tnis city read the Declaration
of Independence. The young ladies' chorus
sang the Mexican national anthem. This
was followed by an oration in Spanish by
Francisco Archuleta of Riverside and
another in English by John Brown Jr. of
this city. Then followed a striking tab
leau of the home of the Hidalgo, repre
senting the reading of the proclamation of
independence. The exercises closed with
a salutation to the heroes and liberators of
The programme includes a grand pro
cession and literary exercises at the pa
vilion, a free barbecue, exercises at the
arena by toreadors and others and a Span
ish ball in the evening.
LITTZE HOPE FOR BEJiTiICK.
The Ex-Lieutenant. Governor Is Rapidly
>< nrntij the I. int.
SAN ANDREAS, Cal., Sept. 15.— Ex-
Lieutenant-Governor Reddick is still alive.
He lapsed into an unconscious state dur
ing the afternoon, but revived at intervals.
At 1 o'clock this morning he was sleeping
and resting easily. There is but little
i hope of his living until morning.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AFTER THE OCTOPUS
Union Pacific Receivers
Will Appeal to
VIOLATING A CONTRACT.
Central Pacific to Abandon
Trains Connecting With
MEANS OF REDRESS SOUGHT.
An Effort to Compel the Road to
Fulfill Its Agreement With the
OMAHA, Nebb., Sept. lo.— When Gov
ernment Director Coombs recently com
pleted a tour of inspection of the Union
Pacific, he made a pointed observation
here which attracted widespread attention.
He said that when Congress granted a sub
sidy for the Pacific roads, it was upon con
dition that a continuous line be constructed
from the Missouri River to the coast. The
owners of the Central Pacific, however,
built the Southern Pacific road, and have
for years diverted business from the Ogden
line to their Southern line. For years
Union Pacific officials have had this seri
ous condition to contend with. It was re
sponsible for the construction of the Ore
gon Short Line.
Recently the Central Pacific has done
everything possible to cripple the Union
Pacific and has violated traffic agreements
repeatedly. It became necessary for the
U nion Pacific to seek mean 3of redress.
Its officials have made vigorous protests
without avail, and new the Central Pacific
has made a positive declaration that it will
in November abandon its principal trains
which connect with those of the Union
Pacific at Ogden, leaving the latter road in
It is understood that the Union Pacific
receivers will take immediate steps to en
list Western Senators and Congressmen in
an effort to compel the Central Pacific to
operate its Ogden line in full harmony
with the original plan of the Government
that a continuous line should be operated
Germany May <iet Chun San.
BERLIX, Germany, Sept. 15.— The
Deutsche Worte declares that the island of
Chun San, off the coast of China* will be
ceded to Germany and that a German
colony will be founded there. The paper
adds that Germany will obtain additional
territory near Ti«;n Tsin.
French Soldiers Invalided Home.
MARSEILLES, France, Sept. 15.— The
steamer Shamrock has arrived here from
Madagascar with 143 French soldiers, who
were invalided home, on board. In addi
tion to tnese she landed 365 invalided
troops at Algiers. Forty soldiers died on
Rise in Steerage Hates.'
HAMBURG, Germany, Sept. 15.— Tho
Hamburg and Bremen steerage lines have
raised their steerage rates to New York to
$35. The advance will go Into effect Octo
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