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SHOT HIS MAN
IN COLD BLOOD
Tragedy in a Chicago
JEALOUSY WAS THE CAUSE
HARRY HAMMOND TRIES TO
Special Dispatch to The Call.
CHICAGO, March 21.— John T.
Shayne, a wealthy furrier and a prom
inent Democratic politician, was shot
and probably fatally wounded this
afternoon by Harry Hammond, a mer
chant tailor. The shooting occurred in
the cafe of the Auditorium Annex,
where Shayne was sitting at lunch with
Mrs. Hammond, the divorced wife of
Hammond, and two other ladies.
Mr. Shayne was shot in the* back as
he sat at the table. He fell under the
table and Hammond, pulling up the
tablecloth, deliberately fired two more
bullets into the helpless man. He then
walked out into the office of the hotel
where he stood waiting the arrival of
an officer. He was quickly placed under
arrest and taken to the Harrison-street
station, where he declined to make any
Shayne, who was a widower, had been
in company with Mrs. Hammond a
great deal since her divorce from Ham
mond and there was talk of an
approaching marriage between them.
Mrs. Hammond secured a divorce
from Hammond nearly a year ago on
the ground of habitual drunkenness.
No cause for the shooting is known un
less it can be attributed to Hammond's
jealousy of his divorced wife.
All three bullets struck Shayne in the
back and it was at first the opinion of
the doctors that his death was inevit
able in a short time. Later, however,
they declared that he had a chance if
blood poisoning does not set in.
OUST THEIR JOSS
Wreak; Vengeance Upor> an Idol
Because It Heeded Not Their
TACOMA, March Because he turned a deaf ear to the supplica- ■
tions of pigtailed adorers, the god of the Anacortes Chinatown has been «
dethroned and thrown by the wayside. Several weeks ago things did ft
not go well with the Chinese colony at Anacortes. They went into their 2g
Joss house and prayed fervently. Dozens of candles were burned, but g
still salmon did not commence running and neither did springtime come, „
enabling the Chinese to get employment at good wages. . . -.- &
In a fit of frenzy Chinese leaders pulled the idol down and threw him o
into the brush outside of the Joss house. ' For several weeks his pedes- 0
tal has been vacant, but by to-morrow a new one will be installed in his g
Pa when things go wrong with the devout but heathen ; Chinese they g
do not turn atheists as white men do. They merely discharge their god g
and get a new one. In this instance they sent to Portland, where a g
supply of the particular Chinese wood used In Joss making is kept on ,3
hand Several Chinese artists were employed to carve out a hideous M
new idol To-day it was sent to Anacortes 'tween decks of the steamer A
North Pacific, along with seventy chattering Chinamen going to that g
town to begin their season's salmon fishing. This week it will be set g
up and Anacortes Chinese will again be able to worship according to g
the dictates of their consciences. , 8
WITH A CROOK
Fight in the County Jail
at Portland. •
Ececial Dispatch to The Call.
PORTLAND, Or., March Harry
Tracy a notorious crook, who is under
arrest here with several charges of
highway robbery hanging over him, at
tempted to murder Jailor Edward
Dougherty in the County Jail to-day.
JailCr Dougherty was taking Tracy
from his cell to the courtroom, where
he was to plead to the several indict
ments, when Tracy drew a revolver and
quietly said: "Unlock the corridor, or
I'll kill you."
This move on the part of Tracy was
presumably to release the other pris
oners confined in the corridors await
ing trial that • they - might escape
in the confusion. Dougherty, in- I
stead* of obeying -the command,
quickly dropped on his knees. Just
as the Jailor dropped- -Tracy fired
and the ball whiz?ed by his ear. This
attracted the attention of Deputy Sher
iff Jordan,, who stood close by. : Jordan
fired three shots at Tracy, but his re
volver refused to operate longer. Tracy
took a shot at Jordan and. ran around
toward the north corridor.
In the meantime the Jailor rushed
into his office, obtained another weapon
and followed Tracy. As he came in
sight of him the outlaw threw up his
"Don't shoot; I'll surrender.'
The rattle of the discharge of firearms
brought all the deputies from the Sher
iff's office, but not before Dougherty
had his prisoner disarmed.
Tracy Is wanted in Denver, Salt Lake
and several other Western cities on
charges of murder, robbery and burg
FIFTEEN" BODIES FROM
THE WINDSOR RUINS
Five Victims of the New York Hotel
Fir* Have Not Yet Been
NEW YORK, March Three bodies
were recovered from the ruins of the
Windsor Hotel to-day. They were badly
charred and great difficulty is being ex
perienced in their identification. There are
now five bodies at the morgue, each
tagged with a number, which, with the
known dead, brings the list to fifteen. The
list of missing is still very large, num
bering forty-eight persons. The Injured
at the hospitals are all recovering.
Although the work of clearing away the
debris is progressing as rapidly as possi
ble, it seemed to-night, when the shift of
400 men was made, that but a small part
of the ruins had been removed. An effort
was made to pull down the, section of the
rear wall by means of a cable, but it was
unsuccessful. Lines are drawn all around
the ruins, and the crowds that still gather
ire kept at a safe distance. On the For
ROAST BEEF IN
CANS MADE ALL
THE MEN SICK
More Evidence to Show That
Miles Has the Right Side in
CHICAGO, March 21.--_"he Govern
ment court of inquiry to-night exam
ined two witnesses with reference to
the beef question— Dr. Nicholas Senn
and Lieutenant Colonel A. W. Corliss.
Dr. Senn entirely disapproved of can
ned roast beef as an army ration for
any length of time, and Colonel Corliss
told of the soldiers' dislike of it. The
court will hold an all day session to
morrow and will leave for New York
to-morrow evening or Thursday morn-
ing. The remaining witnesses will be
those suggested by Major Lee in be
half of Major General Miles. •
Dr. Nicholas Senn of Chicago, who
served in Cuba and Porto Rico, testified
that the troops in Cuba lived largely
on canned roast beef and bacon. He
had every reason to believe that the
canned beef was not roasted but boiled.
It was tasteless and certainly appeared
to lack nutritive qualities, as was ap
parent from the condition of the men
who returned from Cuba to Montauk—
men who had never been ill. but were
greatly emaciated. He believed that
the meat was overdone — that there was
some fault in the process of prepara
tion—that the process had not been
perfected. The bacon was of good
quality. He could say nothing about
refrigerator beef, because he did not
see any of it in Cuba or Porto Rico.
He made no formal inspection of the
canned roast beef, but had eaten some
of it, and his statements were based
on his own experience.
He thought one of the meat supplies
of the future for the army should be
dried beef. Men could be fed once or
twice a week on canned roast beef
without ill-effect to their health, but as
ty-seventh street side the pile of debris
is very formidable.
The workmen have succeeded in clear
ing away considerable of the debris for a
distance of about twenty feet toward the
interior of the i mass and to a distance
downward over this territory to the ceil
ing of the cellar. They had struck at in
tervals what appeared to be partition
walls, and to-night are digging around
them toward the ground. •_.__..
The servants of the hotel were for the
most part on the top floor of the Forty
seventh street side, and the workmen
have unearthed many articles of cheap
clothing, and cheap jewelry as well, which
evidently belonged to. the domestics. It
was estimated that at the speed with
which the work is progressing at present
It will be at least a week before the pile
will have been gone over, and it may be
longer. All during the night articles of
more or less value were brought to the
surface and turned over to the police
men who were stationed about to receive
and take them to the station house to
await identification. All of the most valu
able of the articles are turned over to the
Coroner's office officials.
BESIEGED IN ORURO
Cannot Much Longer Maintain His
.Position Against the In
" ~ j t: .. surgents.
LIMA. Peru, via Galveston. March 21.—
Dr. Zoilo Flores, who has just arrived
here from Bolivia, said in the course of an
interview to-day that Senor Cevere Alon
zo, President of Bolivia, who, with the
Government troops, is now within the
walls of Oruro, besieged by the Federal
ists, or insurgents, cannot much longer
maintain the position. Deprived of sup
plies, he must either fight or withdraw
from Orurp, if, indeed, he will not be com
pelled to disperse his troops. •
• The insurgent army, in the opinion of
Dr. .Flores, is in every way superior, and
existing- conditions ■ cannot be « prolonged
beyond the first fortnight in April. Dr.
Flores believes Implicitly in the triumph
of the revolutionary movement.
DOES NOT DESIRE TO
TAKE ALGER'S PLACE
Embassador Porter Declines to Dis
cuss the Rumor That He Will
Special Cable to Th* Call and the New York
Herald. Copyrighted, 1599, by James Gor
PARIS. March General Horace Por
ter, United States Embassador in Paris,
declines to discuss the question of his ru
mored appointment to succeed Mr. Alger
as Secretary of War. In diplomatic circles
it- is considered improbable that General
Porter desires the position, and some as
sert he would refuse it if offered, but
there is a feeling that if President Mc-
Kinley, who is a personal friend of Gen
eral Porter, were to press the matter, the
latter might be induced to accept.
GARDNER DEFEATS BOGAN.
Knocks Out the Pacific Coast Lad in
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., March 21.— Oscar
Gardner easily beat Freddie Bogan .of the
Pacific Coast in five rounds at Whltting
ton Park this afternoon. Bogan was game
but could not stand the constant hammer
ing over the heart administered by Gard
ner. Gardner brought first blood on Bo
gan's left ear in the second round. In
the fourth Bogan scored a clean knock
down with an uppercut on the chin. Soon
after the bell tapped for the fifth round
Gardner knocked Bogan down and he took
six seconds. Soon afterward a heavy
swing on Bogan'.* right ear put him com
pletely out. Gardner escaped without a
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 22. 1899.
a daily ration for any length of time
he would not consider it safe or ad
visable. When the packers learned
how to make real roast beef, he
thought it would be an excellent thing,
but not as an exclusive diet.
In reply to General Davis, the wit
ness said that he saw no evidence of
the use of chemicals in the canned
roast beef. He had heard of cases of
ptomaine intoxication, but did not see
any. Ptomaines would not develop if
the meat were thoroughly sterilized
.and properly sealed. When opened the
meat should keep . twenty-four hours.
It would not be safe to eat It after
In answer to questions of Colonel
Gillespie, the witness said he really
could not say whether the fresh meat
he ate in Porto Rico was refrigerator
meat or native. He thought it was
the latter. The meat was wholesome
General Corliss, who was attached to
the Seventh Infantry in Cuba, testified
that he was shot on the Ist of July
and knew nothing of conditions there
"Up to that time," he said, "we got
a good deal of canned corned beef and
canned roast beef, also bacon in small
quantities. Complaint were received
about the canned roast beef; It was dis
liked very much. The officers and men
had the same ration. We tried to eat
the canned roast beef and did eat It.
but in order to do so had to mix it up
with hardtack and fry it. We trie_
to eat it plain, but could not; it made
us sick; gave us bowel trouble."
Major Lee did not cross-examine the
witness and the court had no questions
to ask. The court adjourned until 10
o'clock to-morrow morning.
NEW CRUISER TO
PLY THE PACIFIC
May Be Built in San
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Call Headquarters, Wellington Hotel,
Washington, March 21.
Admiral Hlchborn, chief constructor
of the navy, is now engaged in prepar
ing plans for the new third-class cruiser
of about 2600 tons displacement author
ized by Congress. The plans and
specifications will ready for bidders
within a month and the contracts , will
be immediately let, as no armor ia to
be used. - The, action of ; Congress in
| specifying the price to be paid by the
Government for armor will prevent" the
letting of contracts for other vessel:.
1 authorized by the naval appropriation
bill. ... .-. • - .
This third-class cruiser is intended
primarily for use on. the Pacific Ocean
and will probably be built by the Union
Iron Works. The vessel will be sent to
the Asiatic squadron immediately upon
her completion. ■ - -
Many improvements will be made in
the vessels now being designed. The
most important will be the sheathing
of all vessels with copper. • The- steel
hull vessels become foul from tropical
growths and barnacles J after being
afloat four or five months. The Wil
mington and Marietta have been
sheathed and the experiment has
proved of great value, particularly
where there is an absence of drydocks.
Copper-sheathed vessels can remain at
sea without-, becoming foul ab.mt five
times as long as an ordinary steel hull.
The woodwork on warships will bs
reduced to a minimum and In. every
case fireproof material will De used. It
will he omitted from all decks except
the upper, for which.it is used to give
protection from heat.
In the matter of coal hunkers many
changes will be made. During ihe late
war with Spain it was demonstrated
that the bunkers of the swift cruisers
Columbia and Minneapolis had been di
vided into such small compartment;*,
that it required an unnecessarily long
time to coal. This was adopted be
cause it was believed small compart
ments would give greater security in
the event of injury in battle. The bunk
ers will henceforth be made larger and
more accessible. Increased coaling ca
pr.cilies will demand iron, coaling scut
tles to get the fuel from its si. '.rage to
tll'i furnaces. ___
ACCUSE!) OF INCENDIARISM.
Aged Tailor Incarcerated in Knights
WOODLAND, March 21.— Chris Ram
law, a tailor, who is probably 60 years of
age, is in jail at Knights Landing charged
with attempting to burn the Snowball
warehouse. The examination will take
place before Judge Taylor on Wednesday.
On Monday evening at 5 o'clock Havey
Snowball discovered a blaze in the ware
house. He promptly extinguished it, but
noted that there was. strong evidence
that the fire was the work of an incendi
ary. He found a sack, some dry leaves
and shavings and the odor of coal oil.
Ramlaw was the only man seen in that
vicinity and he was arrested by Deputy
Constable Milt Snowball. The suspected
man stoutly protests his Innocence and
it must be said in his favor that the evi
dence is purely circumstantial and there
has been nothing in his actions during his
residence in Knights Landing to put him
under the ban of suspicion. For some
thing over a year Ramlaw has occupied
a cabin near the bank of* the river, the
property of J. W. Snowball.
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Disaster in a Government Laboratory
. PARIS, March 21.— The series of ex
plosions in Government ammunition
depots which commenced with the ter
rible disaster at La Goubran, near Tou
lon, followed on Saturday by explosions
at Bourges and Marseilles, was con
tinued this evening when an alarming
explosion occurred in a laboratory at
tached to the War Department, where
experiments were • being made with a
new kind of gunpowder. Chief Engineer
Veil, Assistant Engineer D'Ouivllle and
a third official were injured. All the
windows in the neighborhood were
smashed and considerable other dam
age was done.
Although it is not believed the ex
plosion was the result of foul play,
great excitement followed.
Ryan and Stift Matched.
CHICAGO, March 21.— "Tommy" Ryan
of Syracuse and "Billy" Stift of Chicago
have been matched for a twenty-round
contest at Davenport early in April. They
will meet at 162 pounds. •:;■. ,
IS STILL A
Only Waiting for Something
to Turn Up in Poli-
WHAT GOSSIPS SAY
Attaching Some Little Significance
to the President's Visit to.
Special Dispatch to The Call. ..
Call Headquarters, Wellington Hotel,
. Washington, March 21.
The meeting of the President and
Speaker Reed at Jekyll Island, as by
prearrangement, has set the political
gossips working over time. While none
of the friends of the two men here seem
to know anything of their purpose, the
impression prevails in Republican cir
cles that the meeting has more political
significance than appears upon the sur-
Seeks to Hasten the Millennium
Through the Slaying
of a Bluejay.
SAN RAFAEL, March 21.— Joseph Azevedo, the man who was ar
rested yesterday by Sheriff Taylor after having been . taken from a
ledge on a high cliff, was examined by Drs. W. F. Jones and J. Wick
man to-day and declared insane. .He was committed to the Mendocino
Asylum by Judge Angellottl. Azevedo's trunk, brought from San Pedro
Point contained $417. District Attorney Mc-Isaac will petition the court
to appoint a guardian to take charge of the maniac's property. . .
The delusion of the maniac is that he is divinely appointed to kill a
bluejay. which is the incarnation of all wickedness. With its death will
come the millennium.
It is not supposed that Mr. McKinley
would avoid a meeting with the former
Speaker, nor is it to be considered that
Mr. Reed would break away into the
woods to keep from meeting the Presi
dent in the middle of the big road, but
neither of them would purposely go out
of his way to meet the other.
That the two leading members of the
Republican party are not upon friendly
terms, either personally or politically,
is a well-known fact, and why they
should meet, not apparently by ac
cident, but by advanced planning, is,
in the' opinion of many of their friends
and political advisers, a mystery and
that is . what at the present time is
rocking the political . boat.
In the opinion of a great many of
Mr. Reed's friends that gentleman may
decide to become a candidate for the
Presidential nomination next year, no
matter how futile that attempt may ap
pear this far in advance.
It is argued that as political condi
tions change so rapidly in "this coun
try and the unexpected so frequently
happens, Mr. Reed's candidacy may as
sume greater proportions than political
prophets at the present time are will
ing to concede. That the man from
Maine stands not the least possible
show for the nomination, as far as
signs point now, is acknowledged even
by. his most enthusiastic admirers, but
"something may happen," and that fur
nishes, it is said, the chief reason for
fear upon the part of Mr. McKinley
and Senator Hanna.
Interior Department's Gratifying
Report for February. .
WASHINGTON, March 21.— The month
ly statement of the collections of internal
revenue show that the total receipts for
February, 1899, were $19,648,996, an Increase
as compared with February,. IS9S of $7.
--662,145. The receipts for the several sources
of revenue are given as follows, -together
with the increases, as compared with the
same month in 1898: Spirits, $8,024,726. in
crease $1,034,500; tobacco, $4,348 Increase
$1,686,499*. fermented liquors, 13.787,625. in
crease $1 625.253; oleomargarine, $159,/ 24, in
crease $49,587: miscellaneous, $3,298,492. in
crease $3,236,377. _ m
Of the first amount $3,211,484 was re
ceived from the sale of documentary and
proprietary stamps; mixed, flour, $o78;
bankers, $6635; billiard rooms, $4038; stock
brokers, $9966; commercial brokers, $3730.
aggregate of special taxes, $30,246.
Tor the eight months of the present fis
cal year the total received from internal
revenue sources was $178,783,084: Increase,
as compared with the same period of 1898,
$68,299,058. - ■ ■
WOODLAND WHEEL RACES.
Professional Riders Will Contest in
WOODLAND, March 21.— John Lawson,
the great bicycle rider, better known as
"the terrible Swede," was in this city
-to-day- and made arrangements with a
number of local wheelmen to hold a
bicycle meet at the Woodland racetrack
on "Sunday, April 2. There will be a fine
programme of events to be contested by
the profession long and short distance
riders who recently took part in the tour
nament in San Francisco.
Besides Lawson there will be Ziegler,
Wells. Downing, Cotter, Ashinger, Good
man, Barnaby. Chapman, Turville broth
ers. Eulins. Stevens, Weinlg, Leonard and
other noted riders. There will be profes
sional races, both open and handicap, and
tandem -races. Several local races will
also be arranged, among them a tandem
relay between -Sacramento and Woodland
teams. - ■*■"-■ - ;■ ;-•*'■'' ' ; •'
Inspecting the Valley Road.
' STOCKTON, March 21.— After a tour of
inspection of the construction of the Val
ley Road line between this city and Point
Richmond, W. A. Bissell, assistant gen
eral freight agent of the Santa Fe, Chief
Engineer W. B. Storey and Vice President
A. H. Pay son of the Valley Road system
arrived In Stockton last evening on their
way to examine the road in the San Joa
quin Valley. They expressed themselves
well pleased with the work across the
marshes. They will leave to-morrow
morning for Bakersfield.
Plans of Don Carlos.
MADRID, March 21.— Don Carlos, the
Spanish pretender, is expected to issue a
manifesto at an early date regarding his
plans for the future. It is officially denied
that the Carlists have succeeded In intro
ducing arms into Spain.
YET UNDER ARMS
IN THE ISLAND
Not Nearly So Many Men as Had
Been Supposed From. State-*
■'- ment of Gomez.
HAVANA, • March 21.— Cuban
army has 13,219 men all told. This
number includes corporals and ser
geants, but excludes commanding offi
cers. ' The figures are the result of the
official inquiry instituted under the di
rection of the department commanders
for the use of the military administra
tion. The reports of the governors of
the provinces are as follows:
Santiago, none; Puerto Principe, 300;
Santa Clara, 4769; Matanzas, 2200; Ha
vana Province, 2450, which includes 375
in the city of Havana, and Pinar del
Rio, 3500. . „■+__*
" General Gomez originally reported
that there were 42,000 privates and
non-commissioned officers. General
Roloff, Inspector-General of the Cuban
army, was to have presented an ac
curate muster roll to Governor Gen
eral i Brooke, but he has not done so.
As -a. creature of the Cuban Military
Assembly, he has joined with it against
General Gomez. . His muster rolls, in
whatever form they may be, have been
given to Senor Rafael Portuendo, pres
ident of the executive committee of
the Assembly, but the Governor Gen
FINDS HER BABE
TIED IN A CHAIR
Search for a Kidnaped
Special Dispatch to The Call.
PAINESVILLE, Ohio, March 21.—
A sequel to the abduction of Gerald
Lapiner, the three-year-old "son of Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Lapiner, which oc
curred in Chicago on May 30, IS9B, de
veloped here to-day in the recovery
and restoration of the child to his
mother and the arrest of Mrs. Ann
Ingersoll and John Collins, who live
about a mile west of Painesville, ot
whose place the child was found and
where he had been kept since last June.
On the 30th of May Gerald Lapiner
was abducted by a woman from in
front of his parents' home, 8435 Prairie
avenue, in -Chicago. A large reward
was offered for the recovery of the
child, and although the Chicago police
made every effort to bring the kidnap
ers to justice, nothing further could be
About two months ago a newspaper
account of the abduction and the re
ward offered came under the notice of
F. F. Ferris and his sister. Miss Annie
Ferris, neighbors of the Ingersolls. Mr.
and Miss Ferris suspected that the lit
tle boy who had been at the residence
of Mrs. Ingersoll since last June might
be the missing child, and they entered
into correspondence with the Chicago
police. After about two months' inves
tigation and correspondence it was de
termined that the child was the miss
ing Gerald Lapiner.
Mrs. Lapiner was notified, and she
arrived here this morning jto identify
the little one. She was met at the
station by Deputy Sheriff A. F. May.
who had been in charge of the case
here, and was taken in a closed car
riage to the Ingersoll place, while Sher
iff St. John went on ahead, to prevent
the escape of the abductors. Access to
the house was gained through the rear
door, and there, tied in a high chair,
half dressed, the boy was found. Both
Mrs. Ingersoll and Collins were placed
under arrest and were held for trial
later in the day. Mrs. Ingersoll denies
the charge of abduction, and could not
be induced to say anything about the
case. The hearing of the prisoners was
continued to Thursday. They .will
probably be removed to Chicago as
soon as requisition papers can be se
ARGENTINE TRANSPORT LOST.
The Villaino Founders on the Pata-
Special Cable to The Call and the New York
Herald. Copyrighted, 1899, by James Gor
don Bennett. - ,;•....
BUENOS AYRES. March 21.— The Ar
gentine transport Villaino has foundered
near Cape Camarones, on the Patagonlan
coast. The crew was rescued, but the ship
was totally lost.
United States Minister Buchanan will
pronounce his judgment in the Punta-
Atacama question next Thursday.
Shasta County's Copper Mines.
REDDING, March 21— great deal of
attention is being attracted in this county
to the Pittsburg mining district, abound
ing in copper and gold ores. - Twenty
claims were filed in the County Recorder's
office on Monday. Within this district is
the old Copper. City camp. An extremely
rich ledge of copper ore Is being devel
oped on Bully Hill, and as other copper
and a number of free gold strikes have
lately been made in the district ususual
attention has been attracted.
Crushed by a Falling Tree.
CHICO, March 21.— August Rleger. aged
62 years, while engaged in "grubbing out"
heavy oak timber near Chlco, met a hor
rible death to-day.' He, was standing in
an excavation at the roots of a large tree
when the tree fell, crushing him to the
ground. The unfortunate man was held so
tightly that it required great effort on
the part of his two sons 'to extricate
him. He lived hut a short time after
having been released. He-leaves a widow,
three sons and two daughters.
: . i .■■.■.. ■
eral has assurances that they will
soon be turned over to him.
Brigadier General Ernest will repre
sent the military administration in
distributing the $3,000 000. It has not
vet been decided whether the whole
amount is to be distributed pro rata
or $10.0 given to each man and the bal
ance retained by the United States
Government. _ _
The statement that there are no Cu
ban soldiers in* the province of San
tiago has caused considerable surprise
here, as it was supposed there were
many Cubans still in arms there Nev
ertheless this is the report of Major-
General Wood, the Military Governor.
In to-day's session of the Cuban As
sembly a motion was made in favor or
disbanding the Cuban army and dis
solving the Assembly, with permission
to the Cuban soldiers to accept gifts
of money from the United States if
they so desired. After considerable ar
gument, the gist of which was that the
Assembly could not discuss matters of
such importance without previous .<; on :
sideration on the part of individual
members, it was decided to postpone
the discussion of the motion until Fri
GETS A DIVORCE
Granted on the Ground
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SAN JOSE, March Mrs. Mary
Tennant was granted a divorce from
Fred W. Tennant to-day by Judge Hy
land. The ground was extreme cruelty.
The Tennants were until lately very
prominent in society affairs. Mrs. Ten
nant was formerly Miss January,
daughter of Tax Collector W. A. Janu
ary. They were married twenty years
ago and have a family of four children.
The eldest, Miss Marguerite Tennant,
is married to Otto Ziegler, the bicyclist.
Shortly after his marriage Fred W.
Tennant was given property worth
$150,000 by. an aunt. This is alleged to
have turned his head and he com
menced leading a fast life, and of
which to-day's divorce was the culmi
nation. Wine and women figured in his
pastime, and on more than one occasion
he and his wife have been on the verge
of a separation. About ten years ago
he became enamored of a prominent
society young lady of this city and his
wife threatened to leave him. The dif
ference was patched up.
Three years ago Tennant made a
flying trip to South Africa, Since his
return he has been wilder than ever,
and has spent but little time at home.
It is alleged that he frequently beat
Mrs. Tennant and on the last occasion
knocked her down and injured her so
badly that she has been compelled to
use crutches. One evening, it was
charged, he drove up to his home with
Miss Kittle Welch and insisted on
bringing her in and installing her as
mistress of the place. Miss Marguerite,
his daughter, objected to this and
horsewhipped Miss Welch.
About this time Cyclist Ziegler was
drawn into the affair. He took Mrs.
Tennant's part. Tennant ordered him
to keep away from the house. This the
bicyclist refused to do, and several
times he and his now father-in-law
came near, indulging in fisticuffs.
Tennant's fortune has nearly all been
squandered, and what little remains is
heavily mortgaged. It is said he
agreed to divide evenly with his wife,
and she in turn will rear and educate
the minor children.
Petaluma 'Judge Dead.
PETALUMA, March Much sorrow j
was expressed here to-day over the death i
of Judge J. Cavanagh. one of the oldest !
citizens of this city. He was a native of i
Ireland, aged 74 years, and has resided ;
here since 1852. In 1861 he organized the
lirst military company of this city. In
1862 he was elected City Marshal, which
office he held for three terms. He leaves
a large family.
WILL RUN DOGS IN
SAN MATEO COUNTY
INGLESIDE COURSING CLUB IS
LOOKING FOR GROUNDS.
The officers' of the Ingleside Coursing J
Club do not propose to violate the law rel
ative to pool-selling on dog races at Ingle
side Park. On Sunday last a meeting was
held at Ingleside which doubtless will be
the final so fax as the old park is con
But the Trojans of the old sport of
coursing will not remain \ idle and turn
a cold shoulder upon a favorits pastime
because the law will not sanction pool
selling on dog racing in this city and
county. The president of the Ingleside
Coursing Club, D. Shannon, is a very
energetic and progressive business man,
who Is now figuring upon a new site for
a coursing park in San Mateo County on
the line of the San Francisco and San
Mateo Electric Railroad Company.
Mr. Shannon has been approached by
business men who are anxious to be
come stockholders in a company to be
organized for coursing purposes and he
is of the opinion that when a favorable
location for a coursing park is discov
ered the necessary money will be forth
coming for the construction of a grand
stand and whatever improvements may
be deemed requisite.
The land which has been used by the
club for coursing at Ingleside is the
property of the Spring Valley Water
Company, which has the right, accord
ing to the terms specified in the lease,
of shutting off coursing on a very short
notice. The club was consequently un
easy at all times that the water company
might need the grounds for special pur- |
poses, and anticipating that at any time
an order to vacate the premises might |
be given, it was slow in advancing sug- i
gested improvements. In fact, there are
among the leaders of the club prominent
i sportsmen who favor a new coursing
j park, provided a lease can be drawn" up
in such a manner that the ones who are
most deeply interested in its future can
It Is not at all improbable that a lease
of Pat Cana van's old park near Ocean
View may be obtained from the owners
for a term of years. If the Ingleside Club
shall be succesful in leasing the land
for the purposes intended, it will not be
very many weeks before coursing will
again be in full blast. Mr. Shannon said
yesterday that all that will be necessary
!in the way of improvements to start the
"game is the fencing of the grounds and
I the erection of a temporary grand stand.
There Is some talk of holding Sunday
! coursing meetings at Newark Park untl
such time as the Ingleside Club can move
into its "new apartments" in San Mateo
I County.. -, \ ;.>■*'-' _* '','.,
GOOD CROPS IN
Two Days of Continuous
IRRIGATION DITCHES FILLING
WATER ENOUGH TO LAST ALL
Special Dispatch to The Call.
KINGS CITY, March -1.-Rain has
been falling here at intervals during
the past two days and a southeast wind
has been blowing, which presages the
coming of more rain. The Salinas Val
ley is fast assuming an emerald hue.
and further signs of spring are coming
into evidence every day. The residents
of this section are .greatly elated over
the prospects. Stock on the ranges is
improving greatly, and by the end of
the month will doubtless be in a normal
condition. The success of the season
now depends upon the April showers
and should the usual amount of water
-fall during that month abound crops
will be assured. The irrigation ditches
are fast filling up and the prospects of
sufficient water for the summer crops
are becoming more and more bright.
WALNUT CREEK, March 21—
rainfall since Tuesday last amounts to
4.50 inches and the prospects are got/d
for a further precipitation. ' From tele
phone reports received here from the
various parts of Contra Costa County
it would seem that crops in this county
have never, looked so promising at this
season of the year. An exceedingly
large yield of all kinds of farm and
ranch products is looked for. Fruit
especially looks well and George Reed,
superintendent of the Bancroft ranch,
the largest producer in the valley, says
that on account of the cleaned-up con
dition of the dried fruit market on the
Pacific Coast and owing to the blighted
crops in the East, California fruit
growers will have little to complain of
this season. Commission merchants
are already offering good prices for
fruits on the trees, and a Hamburg.
Germany, firm is offering very good
prices for a shipment of prunes for the
SAN JOSE, March 21.— Showers have
been falling here since 10 o'clock to-
ORANGE, March 21.— Last night
there was a precipitation of .87 of an
inch. The total for the storm was 1.43
inches; for the season 5.58 inches,
against 5.49 inches for last season. The
crop prospects are improving.
SACRAMENTO. March Rain has
been falling slightly here to-night. 1 p
to 11 o'clock it had not amounted to much,
but the outlook is quite threatening. The
weather has been the finest possible for
growing crops, soft and moist.
STOCKTON. March 21— Rain began
falling to-night at 9 o'clock. At midnight
It is still raining, and Indications point to
a continuance. '
Passing of a Veteran.
NAPA, March 21.— Henry Kruse, a na
tive of Germany, aged 69 years, died sud
denly yesterday of asthma. He was a
veteran of the Mexican and Indian wars
and served as orderly to General Steven
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