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TO BE USED
Result of the Great Yacht Race
Will Quickly Be Made
CALL -HERALD SERVICE
These Journals Have Secured the
Exclusive Privilege of the Mar
coni System for the Event. ,■■' '
Special Dispatch to The Call.
NEW YORK, Sept. With their
accustom enterprise, the New "York
Herald and San Francisco Call, ever
quick to make use of the latest devel
opments of (nee, have made arrange
ments by. which the progress of th"
races. between the Columbia and Sham
rock win be reported by utilizing 4 the
Marconi system of wireless telegraphy.
Recent experiments in Europe have
demonstrated that it is quite possible
to accurately and rapidly communi
cate between distant points. The first
experiments attracting world-wide at
tention were conducted in the spring
of the present year, when messages,
sent from Folkstone, in the south of
England, were received at Boulogne, on
the ' French coast. The experiments
were eminently successful, and imme
diately the Herald and Call, foreseeing
the great advantage to be obtained by
use of this system during the yacht
races, entered into negotiations with
the Wireless Telegraph Company of
London, which controls Signor Mar
coni's patent. As a result the Herald
and Call have secured exclusive rights
of the Marconi system for the yacht
Signor Marconi, with four trained
assistants, sail from Liverpool to-day
on • the Cunard steamer Urania with
all necessary Instruments for use in
reporting the races. The work will be
done under the personal supervision of
Marconi himself, and his assistants are
the same who have been engaged in the
mission of wireleesa dispatches
across the British Channel during the
last six months.
Tin- transmitting instruments will be
placed upon the large ocean-going
Plant line steamer Grand Duchess, up
on the upper "de^R of which a tali pole
extending sixty feet in the air above
the water line will be placed. Signor
Marconi and two of bis assistants will
be on this vessel and a running account
of .he race will be telegraphed. On
bo;.~ d the cable ship anchored near
Sco.i.ind Light a similar pole will be
er&ctfed and here two expert operators
will be si.aioned to receive the message
after it has Sown through the air from
the twift-moving Grand Duchess.
From the cable .-hip a message will be
Hashed by means of submarine and
land wires direct to the Herald office,
thence to The Call.
Some idea of the great possibilities
of the Murconi system was obtained
during the recent British naval ma
neuvers wiien messages were received
and transmitted between scouting
cruisers and the flagship over a dis
tance of more 1 ban forty miles. This
was even more remarkable in its way
than the sending of messages between
New Haven and Dieppe, a distance of
almost eighty miles, as in the Brat place
both receiver and transmitters were on
swift moving ships at the time com
munication was established. •
FIGHTING JOE WOULD
NOT BE SIDETRACKED
Obtained an Assignment, to Active
Duty Only After Dispute With
NEW YORK, Sept. 11.— A World cable
from Hongkong says: Advices which
were sent here to avoid Otis' censorship
at Manila, bearing date of September 7,
"General Joseph "Wheeler only obtained
nh assignment to active duty after .' seri
ous dispute with General Otis, who want
ed to .sidetrack, the veteran tight* i by
Binding him to some obscure post in the
"General Wheeler now declares he will
apply lor rmlssion to return to the
United States soon unless there is some
change in the management of affairs in
the Philippines. .
"An association of natives Ftyllnt? itself
"]':>• Filipino Liberation Society' has ap
plied tor permission to organize in Ma
nila with General Otis as the president;
The general haa declined to pledge him
.self in the matter, but thought It might
be possible to forward the operations of
"According to private letters received
■within the American lines several of the
rebel colonels and two of AguinaldCs
brigadiers Intend to allow themselves to
be eajjlurod when the United States
troops attack Karlac because they aro
tired of retreating. The World corre
spondent has the names of these discon
tented Filipino officers, but to publish
them Would betray them to the vengeance
DISAPPEARANCE OF A
Miss Rhoda E. Howell Is Missing
From Her Home at Lander,
NEW ENGLAND MILLS, Bept 11.-
M'.ss Rhoda E. Ho well, the 16-year-old
daughter of John G. Howell, has been
missing from her home at Lander Placer
When lasi seei she wore a pink and blue
shirt waist, gray linen sk I • with
green, n-ck ribbon, green bell brown
checked canvas bat and tan shors. No
reason can be Imagined by the household
r>r the disappearanc) and no 'lev. as to
the child's fate or whereabouts has been
FIGHT A LIVELY DRAW.
Harry Forbes Owing to His Dexterity
Stands Off Lenny.
NBW FORK. Sept. 11. -Harry Forbes of
Chicago and ESddh Lenny of Philadelphia,
feather-weights. starred a twenty-five
round draw a 1 the Coney (stand Athletic
to-night. Lenny had th< advantage
ich and Night, but then advai I
were offset by the dexterous work with
both bands displayed by Forbes. The lat
in- put his left to the face and right to
the body frequently, punishing his an
tagonist severely each time he landed.
Lenny sent a tew rights to ;hc wind.
Forbes forced *h<- pace and delivered live
blows to Lenny's one during the first ten
ii i] ds. The blows landed by Lenny
fu-enK-d to have more behind them than
delivered b> Forbes, but they d!<l
• m to. have much effect,
Nd one found fault with the decision of
Louden Campbell of Plttsburg knocked
■ny Burns of Cohoes, N. V., in the
twentieth round of the opening bout.
Crushed Under a Wagon.
/IRA LI A. S. i»t. U. -While bringing a
loan of fruit to Vlsalia yesterday Henry
1 Reams, a lad 19 years old, fell forward
off the wagon. The wheels passed over
his body, crushing him so badly that he
died within a few minutes.
RICH LEDGE OF QUARTZ
FOUND NEAR REDDING
William Wilson Locates What Promises to
Be One of the Most Valuable Mines
in the State,
REDDING, Sept. 11.— A veritable bonanza in the shape of a .-rich goia
be&rtDg ledge has been discovered by a mnn named Wilson. The find is
located about twenty-five miles east of this city, about half-way be
tween the Afterthought and Bully Hill mines. The stories of the rich
nes§ of the ledge seems almost fabulous, but are vouched for by reputa
ble citizens who visited the strike.
The ledg- is clearly outlined for fifteen feet and is three feet thick.
Thr- ore.te literally hanging together with stringers and iibbons of free
gold, some of which are as large as an ordinary s^sed human finger.
Wilson's method of working the ledge is t.. pick off a little of the ore.
then to htnrmteT ft out in a hand mortar. With that primitive and plow
method of working he secured a pint tlneupful <>f the precioafl yellow
metal as the result of on." -lav's unassisted labor.
Dan McCarthy, proprietor Of a Keswick hotel, was nn^ of those who
have seen the veritable mint. He became excited at sight <*f the Im
mense ledere streaked with tha dull yellow metal for whleh men work,
fight and die, and offered the owner $*ofti> for his mine on the spot. Wil
son declined the offer, saying he had that much in sißht, and he has.
The find characterizes the usual luck attending tenderfoot miners.
as Wilson had no previous experience in either prospecting or mining.
He first discovered a pocket, from which h<= took out several hundred dol
lar*. He followed the lead and in a distance of twenty feet has un
covered the ledge. If it holds out for even a few feet in its present
dimensions and richness Wilson has one of the greatest mines ever dis
covered in Northern California.
They Seek to Liberate a
ARRESTED FOR SMUGGLING
MAY CAUSE INTERNATIONAL
Mexican Guards Have a Hot Fight
With Cattlemen Who Make Their
Escape to the American
Special Dispatch to The Call.
BISBEE. Ariz., Sept. Saturday
afternoon a shooting affray occurred at
N.i. ... nine "miles from here, and as a
result serious international complications
James Herron. a cattle man and a resi
dent of La Morita, Sonora, was arrested
by Mexican guards for smuggling horses,
and was being taken to Nogales for trial.
While at Naco a cowboy named Bob
Clayton, an employe of the Erie Cattle
Company, asked permission to go with
Herron to Nogales. The guards assented,
but told Ciayton he would have to disarm
himself and was given thirty minutes to
In the meantime Clayton had taken
several drinks, and when the guards
asked him to surrender his arms, he re
fused, and drawing his revolver he be
gan to shoot, at the same time backing
towards the American side of the line.
The guards, seven in number, returned
the tire, and two other cowboys, one
named Franco and the other an unknown
man. cam< to Clayton's rescue, Clayton
escaped to this side of the line, not, how
ever, until he had received a bullet from
a ©-Winchester through his stomach,
from the effects of which he died here
Captain Molina of the guards was
wounded twice, one ball passing through
his right thigh and another through his
arm. Franco was arrested by the guards
and is now in jail at Naco, while tue
other cowboy escaped and is now on
Shortly after the shooting three guards
who had started to Nogales with Herron
were overtaken near San Pedro Custom
house by four American cowboys, who
opened lire on them, killing one guard
and wounding another. The third guard
escaped- unhurt. The cowboys then re
turned to this side of the line, being
pursued by other guards. Herron refused
to return with the cowboys and continued
to Nogales, where he surrendered him
He chose to face the charge of smug
gling rather than risk being taken by of
ficers here, who hold a warrant for him,
he having escaped from the Oklahoma
penitentiary after being sentenced for
twenty-five years for murder. Late Sat
urday night another cowboy named Lee
Ramsey, who conducts a saloon on the
Mexican side of the line, was arrested by
the authorities, charged with being im
plicated in the affair, and is now in jail
at Naco with Franco.
The cowboys, since the fight, have been
gathering horses and their friends and
are heavily arming themselves, prepara
tory, it is said, to an attsrnpt to rescue
Ramsey and Franco. There are now in
this city and at points near hero and
Naco over fifty of them armed with Win
chesters and six-shooters. The Mexican
guards .ii Naco have been re-enforced by
the addition of a body of twenty-five cor
dtidos under Lieutenant Colonel Koster
litzky and they now have an armed force
of nearly a hundred men guarding the
line and the jail In which the Americans
are confined. Should the attempt at res
cue be made a most serious battle will
result, as both parties are worked up to
fever heat over the killings.
The cowboys who attacked the guards
in Sonora are well known in this city and
are here to-night, not having been placed
under arrest. Their movements are be
ing watched and they will not be allowed
to leave the country. Mexican Consul
Bavito is arranging matters at once to
have the authorities here arrest and hold
them until the proper papers can be ar
METHODISTS FAVOR THE
California Conference Will Require
One More Day to Complete Its
PACTFIC OROVE, Sept. 11. — It was sup
posed until late this afternoon that the
i forty-seventh California annual confer
i ence would adjourn to-day, hut press of
; business proved too great and the con
i ference will not adjourn until to-morrow.
The day was largely occupied with com
mittee reports, but three matters of lm
ice wi re presented. The ilrst related
to the proposed fourteenth amendment to
i tin State constitution exempting churches
; from taxation. 'Dr. F. D. Bovard was ap
pointed field secretarjt to represent the
rnla conference in carrying on a
campaign fot 1 the passage of this amend
The special committee of inquiry into
I the case of W. D. Crabb reported that ex- I
tenuating circumstances warranted the
recommendation of the passing of his |
character by the conference and the re
j port was adopted.
Dr. K. S. ("hapinan, State superintend-.
ent of the AntirSaloon League, addressed
the conference on his work and in the I
course of his remarks caused quite a sin- i
Hat ion by declaring that President McKin- i
I ley violates his oatli of office in refusing to :
I exercise Ms authority as commander-in
chief to abolish the army canteen.
The Following Epworth League State |
officers were ejected at the evening S€S- I
Bion: Rev. M. H. Alexander, president; i
I T. R. Hutehinson, L. L. Dennett, George
D. Kellogg, H. D. Smith, vice presidents;
Dr. F. D. Bovard, secretary and treasurer.
Western League Closes.
CHICAGO, Sept. 11.— To-day's games j
j closed the Western League season for '
1890. Indianapolis securing the pennant I
with 75 games won and 47 lost, a percent
age or .el 4.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1899.
Say the* Troopships Are
Pr<"c!a! c«h!r> to The ("all and Now York Her
alu. Copyrighted, ISB9, by James Gordon
HONGKONG, Pept. n.— The United
i States transport Tartar has arrived here
from Manila carrying soldiers to San
Francisco to be discharged. The men j
complain bitterly of their treatment i
aboard the ship. They allege gross over- j
crowding, there being more than 1200 |
S"ld;.»rs on board, when, they assert,
there are accommodations for only 750.
They complain also of the ship's lilthy :
condition In consequence of overcrowding.
It is asserted by the men thut the food
is insufficient In quantity and lacks va- '
. riety. The heat is excessive and men pre
i fer to lie in unfrequented roadways rather
than on the transport.
The > onduct of the American soldiers
1 ashore has been excellent, winning high
est praise. Soldiers are fraternizing
i freely and officers are being privately en
WASHINGTON. Sept. 11.— No informa
, tion has been received at the War Depart
ment respecting the charges of ill treat
ment and crowding made by returning
. soldiers on the transport Tartar, now at
Hongkong. Lieutenant Charles Bird,
who has charge of transportation under
dirt ction oi Quartermaster General Lud
i ington, said the Tartar had hitherto taken
out practically the same number of men
she now has on board, and complaint of
lovercrowding had never been received. ,
■ On her last trip from San Francisco to
Manila the Tartar carried forty-five offi
> cers and 115*3 enlisted men. General Otis
loaded the ship with forty-five officers
and 1208 men belonging to the Kansas reg
iment and general service, all of whom
are returning to San Francisco for dis
When the steamer was bought the de
partment was advised that she could com
fortably accommodate more than ISM men
and the officials say they have always
: been careful to be well within this figure.
; If food is lacking in quantity or quality
department officials say the commissary
on board is responsible and he will be
called to account when the vessel reaches
San Francisco, providing the allegations
1 are substantiated.
DEATHS AMONG TROOPS
IN THE PHILIPPINES
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11.— A cablegram
from General Otis to the War Department
announces the death' of Captain ''harles
I, Collins, Company L, Twenty-third In
fantry. He died at Cebu on the 7th inst.
of appendicitis. General Otis also cables
the following deaths:
chronic dysentery, September 2. Henry
Buehon Company 11, Ninth Infantry;
William Creelman, Company B. First
Tennessee, acute dysentery; First Ser
geant Joseph Hogan, Company M, Fourth
Infantry, gunshot wound, a/ccidental; Au
gust 24. Daniel Edwards. Company E,
Eighteenth Infantry; September 6, Thos.
Gulnan. Company X, Twelfth Infantry;
Sergeant Edward H. Remano, Company
1. Fourth Cavalry, typhoiu fever; July 10,
Henry Dppendahl, Company IC, Hrst
South Dakota; September 6, John Healy,
Company X, Third Artillery, drowned arm
of Manila Bay; August 29, Raymond I>.
Louth, Company M. Sixth Artillery.
diarrhoea: September 3, Owen Dunn, Com
pany E, Fourth Infantry; September 6,
James Hogan. Company F, Twenty-first
Infantry, peritonitis; John M. McCall.
Company B. Twenty-second Infantry, pul
monary phthisis: Michael McGratb, Com
pany M. Twelfth Infantry, pneumonia;
Richard Jobin, Company F. Twenty-first
Infantry, gastritis; Henry Noble, Com
pany G. Fifty-first lowa, cirrhosis of
fiver; September 8, William H. Kennedy,
Company G. Ninth Infantry, fever; Sep
tember 9, Joshua W. Johnson, Hospital
ARRIVES AT MANILA
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11.— The following
cablegram was received at the War De
partment this morning:
'MANILA. Sept. 11.— Adjutant General,
Washington: Transport Senator arrived
this morning. One casualty. William B.
Godthwaite, died at sea, on Ist. Body em
balmed, brought here. OTIS."
The Senator carried ten officers and 660
MAYOR OF IMUS
MANILA, Sept. 11.— The Mayor of Imus
has disappeared, and it is supposed he has
joined the rebels on the promise of receiv
ing a generalship. He was a colonel In the
insurrection of 1887.
Action Taken Because of a Vote De
claring Lack of Confidence
Passed by Assembly.
SYDNEY. N. S. W.. Sept. 11.— Rt. Hon.
George Houston Reid, the Premier, Treas
urer and Minister of Railways, and the
other members of the Cabinet resigned
to-day in consequence of the Assembly,
which on September 7. by a vote of 45 to
41, passed a resolution declaring a lack
of confidence in the Ministry.
The resignation of the. Ministers was
accepted and Mr. Lyne, the leader of the
opposition, was summoned to form a new
Talking for Venezula.
PARTS, Sept. 11.— General B. F. Tracey
continued to-day his argument In behalf
of Venezuela before the Anglo-Venezuelan
boundary arbitration commission, claim
ing the Spanish title to Guiana was es
tablished before the arrival of the Dutch.
He then proceeded to deal with the rules
of law which he considered applicable to
Splendid Will Be the Re
ception That He Is Ac
corded by the People.
OF NATIONAL IMPORT
All Glasses From All Ovor the Coun
try Will Unite to Do Honor
to the Admiral.
■ ! DtKpntcti (■■> The '•.ill.
CALL HEADQUARTERS. WELL
INGTON 'HOTEL, WASHINGTON,
Sept. 11. — "Now York. 2Sth. Dewey."
-This* dispatch was received this morn
ing from Admiral Dewey, Bled just be
fore his departure from Gibraltar yes
terday. As- interpreted by the de
partment officials, it means that the
Olympia will not reach New York un
til September 28, and that the eighteen
days the vessel will be at sea will be
utilized in making a slow voyage. As
the Herald stated this morning, it is
the presumption of the department that
the admiral will .follow the great circle
route, stopping at the Azores.
Washington is making treat prepara
tions lor the Itfwey cciebrailon to be
held here upon the admiral's arrival. A
number of Governors of States have in
dicated their purpose to participate in
the ceremonies, the /atest being (iov
ernor Woloott of Massachusetts. The
suggestion has been advanced, and may
be adopted, that the <J<>vern<rrs of vari-
OUs States and their staffs and any
State troops that may accompany them
be invited to act as an escort to Ad
miral Dewey to and from the Capitol on
Octo-ber 3, when lie will be presented
with the nation's sword.
In making preparations for the pre
sentation of the sword and parade the
committee has been very much assisted
by President McKinley, Secretary Long,
by prominent Senators and Represen
tatives and ranking officers of the army
and navy, all of whom are exceedingly
anxious that this national demonstra
tion shall in every respect represent
the people and be known and considered
as the expression of their voice and
It is to this end that all who are
engaged in making the necessary ar
rangementa are working and when the
demonstration takes place it will be
found that people of every grade and
class will be represented. Particularly
true will this be of tin- parade, which
will be composed of United States
troops and naval forces, the National
Guard of the District of Columbia, mil
itary bodies from many States, Gover
nors and their stuffs, organized socie
ties in the district and colleges.
The city will be gorgeously illuminat
ed on the night of October 2 and Penn
sylvania avenue will be a blaze of fire
works. The parade will be reviewed by
Admiral Dewev and President McKin
ley. The day following will be a great
holiday for Washington and it is be
lieved every house in it will have a
display of flags and bunting.
NEW YORK. Sept 11. -General Roe.
who has charge of the land parade of
the Dewey celebration ceremonies, said
to-day that at least 30,000 uniformed
men will tak< j part in the parade. Gen
eral Roe has received word from Col
onel James E. Barnett that the Tenth
Pennsylvania Regiment, which has
just rt-turn^d from the Philippines, will
parade. The division of the G. A. R.
will include twenty representatives
from each of the fifty-six G. A. R.
posts in the city. General O. O. How
ard is expected to command the vete
rans, and General Roger A. Pryor will
command the division of Confederate
Veterans of Greater New York.
GIBRALTAR, Sept. 11.— Before sail
ing from here, yesterday afternoon for
New York, Admiral Dewey and the of
ficers of the United States cruiser
Olyrnpia presented £30 to Peppiatt. the
gunner of the British ship Devastation,
who, while the warship was firing the
salute in honor of the arrival of the
American admiral September 4, had his
hand shattered by the explosion of a
charge which he was rammine home.
Peppiatt's arm has been amputated.
INTERESTS THE COAST.
Land Decisions, Army Orders and
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11.— The Commis
sioner nf t!i. Land Office has rendered a
decision in the case of Ingre vs. Kahny
Consolidated Mine, Involving land In
Redding land district, the decision being
modified, allowing Joseph A. Kahny time
In which u> file a duly corroborated' re
port of the examination of .the placer
claimed by the Deputy Mineral Surveyor.
In the case of John A. Welsh vs. the
Central Pacific Railroad Company, in
volving lan.l In the same district, a de
cision was rendered affirming the local
office decision that the land was non
mineral in '-haracter and therefore could
be embraced in the railroad's Indemnity
< alifornians In Washington— G. W. Col
lins of Sai; Francisco and G. A. Loore of
Redwood <ity are at the Ebbitt House;
T. M. Sea; Its* of San Francisco is at the
Army orders— By direction of the Secre
tary of War First Lieutenant O. E. Hunt,
Eighteenth Infantry, will close the tem
porary recruiting station at Los Angeles
under such instructions as he may re
ceive from the commanding general of
California, and will then proceed to San
Francisco. Recruit Albert Kreft, casual
detachment, Presidio, San Francisco, is
transferred to the hospital corps as a
private. The following-named enlisted
men will be discharged from the service
of the Inited States by their respective
commanding officers: Private Fred B.
Obin. Company E. Twenty-sixth Infantry
Volunteers; Privates Wilnam H. Green,
Eldon Evert, Frank Olinger and Dellbert
11. Potnce, Thirty-first Infantry Volun
teers. San Francisco.
Privates William J. Hill, Company E,
and James H. Sullivan, Company G,
Twenty-sixth Infantry Volunteers. San
Francisco, will be discharged without
honor from the service of the United
States. Private Thomas Bradley, Com
pany H. Twenty-seventh Infantry;
Private Alexander H. Blair, Thirtieth
Infantry: Recruits Otto Phelps and Earl
Smith, Thirty-first Infantry; Recruit
Howard Neff. Twenty-seventh Infantry,
and Recruit Donald A. Beaton, general
service, Presidio. San Francisco, having
enlisted under false pretenses, will be
discharged without honor from the serv
ice of the United States.
Pensions: California: Original— William
Delaney, Enterprise. Additional— John P.
Shepherd. Soldiers' Home, Los Angeles,
$9 to $R. Restoration and Increase-
Maurice Kraszyiukl, San Francisco, $S to
$17. Increased— Adam L. Saum, Los An
geles. $12 to $14. Original widow and
minors of John Young, Oakland, $14.
Mexican War widow— Dulcena Hollings
worth, Woodland, $8.
Sneak Thieves at Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO. Sept. 11.— On Friday
morning last, while many of the guests of
the Golden Eagle Hotel were at break
fast, a sneak thief ransacked several of
the rooms, securing considerable valuable
booty. Among those missing
was Mrs. Thorpe, wife of the well known
Jockey, who had a valuable diamond
horseshoe pin which cost $650 taken, as
well as $40 In coin.
COLLECTOR MAKES TO
Vain Endeavor to Strangle News
paper Publicity Regarding a
Peculiar Legal TraQsactior).
SAN RAFAEL, Sept. 11.— M. F. Coughran, a local bill collector, who 4
earned considerable notoriety by withdrawing from the bonds of Henry .
Young, the alleged fire fiend of Tiburon, a day before the latter fled £
the country, was threatened with arrest to-day on the charge of con- jj
splracy by Attorney Charles Smythe of San Francisco. A similar threat i
was registered against Justice George Rodden, also of Young-fire-case i
fame, who already has troubles of his own in standing off Secretary Case J
of the Marin County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. .
Coughran was given a bill of $79 05 to collect from Mrs. Helen M. <
Ournleau of Manzanita by the Harris Construction Company. A con- •
stable went to the house with a writ of attachment and Mrs. Martin Es- \
pinosa. the lessee, became so frightened that she borrowed the money >
from neighbors. The constable turned over the money to Coughran, j
but concluded he had made an error and asked that the money be given *
to Rodden. Instead of giving back the money Coughran gave the con- S
stable a check, which was placed in Rodden's hands. Coughran then <
had the case dismissed and the check was torn in pieces without judg- \
mt-nt being rendered.
Attorney Smythe came to town to-day and demanded the money '<
from Rodden and was told to see Coughran. He refused, saying that the i
affair was clearly illegal, that Mrs. Espinosa had been made a victim c!
of legal jugglery and that he intended to have all the parties to it ar- £
rested on a charge of conspiracy. Justice Rodden turned pale and .'
tremblingly replied that he was innocent of any wrong intention. C
Coughran declared to two responsible citizens this evening that he jjjj
would perforate with bullets any newspaper correspondent who dared to £
publish anything about the affair. One of the correspondents named by <
him said that he intends to have Coughran arrested for threats against r
GRANGERS' DAY AT
THE STATE FAIR
Remarkable Success of
the First Week.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SACRAMENTO, Sept. 11.— There was a
very bir.ee attendance at the Pavilion to
night and the prospects are exceedingly
bright for large attendances, both day and
| night, from now on until the close of the
i fair. The opening of the second we«k of
' the fair possesses every indication that it
; will be as successful as the first week.
The special features at the Pavilion to
j night were performances by members of
i the Sacramento Athletic Club ami a fire
dance ami a Cakewalk by juveniles. The
I fire fiance was performed \<y Miss Pear]
i Hickman. wbo gave the La Lole Fuller
fire dance and the California poppy
dance. In these acts she danced over a
glass plate in the center of tne stage be-
I neath which was a powerful colored light.
Thf- Grangers will have their day to
-1 morrow ami in the evening there will be
apple pearing and nail driving contests.
Wednesday will in- Caledonians' day and
, Thursday will be Governor's and Sacra
mento day combined. Word has been re
ceived that Major General Shafter and
Admiral Kautz and twenty or thirty other
j army and navy < fflcers, together with Ma
' j'jr Gem ral Dickinson and a number of
i other National Guard officers, will be here
I on that day.
Friday will be Foresters of America
day. Foresters from Woodland, Auburn.
Oak Park, Elk Grove. Walnut Grove and
I other places will be here. The Foresters
! promise to make a line showing in their
I night parade.
The awards of medals and special prizes
i will probably be made on Wednesday, and
! for this purpose the appointing of the va
rious committees was begun to-day, but
they have not yet been completed. Many
I of the exhibits which contained perish
able goods were rearranged yesterday,
and when the Pavilion opened to-day
those exhibits presented a fresh and
Body Lay in an Unnatural Position
and Money and Valuables Were
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11.— Evidence is
accumulating that Simon Christonson,
whose mutilated body was found on the
Southern Pacific's tracks Saturday night,
was murdered and the body placed on
the rails by unknown parties to hide the
crime. When the engineer saw the body
the head was on one rail and the feet on
the opposite one, the entire person being
stretched Into an unnatural attitude.
The pockets of the clothing were turned
inside out and the money and valuables
Christenson was a teamster in the em
ploy of C. Leonhardt of Santa Barbara,
who came to lajs Angeles at regular in
tervals to visit a Miss Hanson. De
ceased stopped at the Miller House as a
rule. He was a member of the Odd Fel
lows, and his lodge has telegraphed to
have the body properly buried.
FUNERAL OF FRED BRUNNER.
Fully Three Thousand People Follow
the Corpse to the Grave.
ANGELS CAMP. Sept. 11.— Fred Brun
ner, a pioneer cattleman and butcher of
this county, was laid to rest from the
residence of John B. Meyers to-day. At
least 3000 pepple were in the procession,
and the funeral was the most elaborate
ever seen here.
At one time Brunner was the wealthiest
man in the county. The present value
of the estate it Is feared will depend on
the outcome of the sale of the Brunner
mine, which is bonded for $35,000. All the
3000 or 4000 acres of land he owned are
covered by mortgages.
FAIR AT EUREKA.
Unusually Good Mechanical and
EUREKA, Sept. 11.— The exposition of
the Ninth District Agricultural and Me
chanical Fair Association opened to
night. The attractions and displays are
much better than in former years. Me
chanical displays and electrical effects
are among the principal features. Ar
rangements have been completed by the
directors to handle the largest crowd
that ever attended a fair here. Racing
commences at the track Wednesday.
The last process
beer passes from the
brew to the bottle is
: -v.. ■..;.;- , . . &
— the result is abso-
lute freedom from im-
purities, and a beer
that is as much a food
as a beverage.
Your grocer or telephone W«it 144.
■. California Bottling Ca '
. 1407-17 Eddy fi£
Strength of the Govern
ment Is Waning.
Special EHspatch to The Call.
PONCE, Porto Rico, Sept. 11.— The
steamer Philadelphia. Captain Chambers,
from Venezuelan .ports, brings news of
the spread of the revolution and the wan
ing strength of the Government. The in
surgent leader, General Citrano^ Castro,
has 10.000 men under his command. Ac
cording to the same authority, a strict
censorship of cable dispatches has been
established. Mail matter is freely opened
and a close watch is kept on outgoing pas
sengers. President Andrade has purchased
a Spanish gunboat with an equipment of
; eight guns for $135,000.
Sixty-six prominent politicians, among
them Senor Hernandez and the editor of
El Preganaro, were arrested on August
14, and more than 500 have been taken into
A fierce battle was fought on August 23
near Barquisimeto. when the insurgents
captured -ZOOO Government troops and se
cured a large quantity of ammunition.
Senor Rodriguez. Minister of the In
terior, who resigned on September 6 was
arrested the following day.
BUCKLEY NOT IN
THE SAN MATEO DEAL
Says He Was Never Consulted Re
garding the Proposed Incor
poration of Colma.
LIVERMORK, Sept. 11.— Christopher
A. Buckley made the following statement
to a Call representative in Livermore to
day regarding the Colma incorporation
and coursing park mat tors:
"I was much astonished to hear my
name connected with the San Matcu mat
ter. The first intimation that I had of
the incorporation of the town of Colma
was from the columns of The Call. I wh?
never consulted concerning the matter and
know nothing whatever about it. In re
lation to the coursing park at that place,
I am not in any way interested in the
project nor in any other proposition in
San Mateo County.
"My name has from time to time been
connected with propositions of this kind
in Sausalito and other places. with which
I have had nothing whatever to do. I
have always labored under the impression
that The Call is in favor of fair play and
never have known it to knowingly' take
undue advantage of any person, and 1
| feel sure that if the paper will thoroughly
investigate this matter it will be found
that I have nothing to do either directly
or indirectly with this scheme either in
San Mateo or elsewhere."
FOREST FIRES RAGING
At Least Ten Miles of Wood in
Flames, and Many Chateaux
Have Been Destroyed.
MARSEIT,T,ES. Sept. 11.-Extensive fires
are raging in the woods near Marseilles
and Toulon, at least ten miles of forest
being in flames. A number of chateaux
have been destroyed and others are
SMS fe^HV^^^" ;^^^^^-^^t^^ ■Pll It ' s tne man who as m|
■Bhl ' ~ / ' \ "*-••' • , ' "; ' EpBI been paying 12. 50 or $15 Bfijj
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: .'. ;^' ; ' : -' :^' : i^^^^^^"''-:''^^' 4 -^ ft--1 hat we want *° i nterest Wp^i
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ml w^Sfu f l\^^olf^^" :: - ■'•''■ ■'■•^^^3 Through our progressive
I||H V I r^^> ' Nii. '■'••■•■■■■ I^l tailoring department, with WMa
m|\ I 111 Nw>«(P ilii^- ;^' Hil our careful buying and i^j
j^^ll I yaf I Iliu ••■ > ' J; > f^BI labor-saving system of cut- tjHi
■■ f II 1 l^^j ting and making, we knock. k»
ffi^l 1 it * ■■""■•' I^| about 20 to 30 per cent off l|ija
fgmji (jj III;- ■'•.•; HH the usual prices asked for pi
Hjjjßjl j j j j ! 11' , -HH '■ tailor-made clothes. '^ P^^l
HHi III"-'' BP Every suit we make Is gSSHI ;
fe&llll T BW, ■'•.' §l^y guaranteed for the cus- H
; ! i»U- r r "'•'» Tomer's protection: : «
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B^B^WM "Ty*T" ' S kSTiI I**-*"' ' - ■"* -' ■ ■ ■** ■* " g^^pCT
M w jSHilif •'; I S want !t : or
Bl" wn^m'W-W^ Suit kept in repdir '
*f% mil ilßf-v'N free for one year.
Bl (iWyM'l^lll-^'^ff^ Send for samples of our
Possible Action of Various
Republics of Central and
Feeling of Distrust Existing: on the
Part of the Latin-Americans
Has Been Strengthened.
Special Dispatch to Thp Call.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 11.— The rumor of
possible combinations among the States
of Central and South America directed
against the United States are received
with some concern by the officials here.
Nearly a year ago ?!iis .-jiirit of distrust
on the part of the Latin-American people
was first exhibited in the semi-official dis
cussion by the press of the United States
of Colombia of a proposition to combine
the nations of South and Central America,
In that case the ostensible purpose waa
to resist unjust demands for indemnities
by foreign states. But incidentally during 1
the discussion it appeared that th.> scope
of the combination would be broader than
this, and there was more than one inti
mation of a deep-seated distrust of the
Two or three events have occurred since
that discussion to strengthen this feeling.
First there was a decision averse I
lombia in the Cerrutl case, and as Presi
dent Cleveland was the arbitrator that
unpopular decision was charged against
the United Statts. Then last spring came
the cruise of the United States gunboat
Wilmington up the Amazon and the Ori
noco. These voyages were undertaken
from the most innocent scientific and com
mercial motives. Commander Todd of the
Wilmington found that there were nc
charts of these vast rivers and conse
quently was obliged to take soundings as
he proceeded. Incidentally he was en
abled to make rough running charts of
the river that may be of value to com
merce hereafter. His actions were, haw
ever, misinterpreted by some of the na
tives, though in the end Captain Todd
is believed to have perfectly satisfied the
Brazilian officials as to the rectitude of
his purpose. It is said at the department
that there is not the slightest foundation
for the story that secret agents of either
the State or the Navy department have
been sent into South America, and it is
quite certain that there have nev. ■:
any negotiations with Bolivia respecting
the acquisition by the United States of
lands in the interior of South America.
\s for the visit to that continent of Wil
liam E. Curtis Chief Clerk Michael of the
I State Department is authority for the
statement that Mr. Curtis' visit is abso
lutely without official authority or direc
tion. ___—«—— -
DIMENSIONS OF THE
SHAMROCK MADE KNOWN
London Times Publishes an Article
Eulogistic of Captain Nat
LONDON, Sept. 11.— The Times pub
lishes this morning a three-column de
scription of the dimensions and construc
tion of the Shamrock. The article eulo
gizes Mr. Herreshoff as a "comMnati
yachtsman, naval architect, engineer and
practical and scientific man." which is
needed nowadays, the writer says, fbr tba
highest exponent of the art of yacht de
The following dimensions of the Amer
ica's cup challenger are given as "abso
Length IL'7 feel 8 inches, breadth 24 feet
C% Inches, loadwater line S9 feet 2 inches,
length of overhang forward 17 feet 2
inches, length of overhang aft 21 feet 5
DATE SET FOR TRIAL
TRIP OF THE KEARSARGE
Navy Department Acquiesces in the
Builders' Request That It Take
Place September 25.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 11.— Acting Sec
retary Allen has approved the request of
the Newport News Company that the
battleship Kearsarge undergo her official
trial on September 25.
The department has designated a course
thirty-three miles long off Cape Ann,
Massachusetts, for the speed trial, during
which the Kearsarge must make an aver
age speed of sixteen knots per hour foe
four hours. If accepted the working on
the ship will be rapidly completed in
order that she may be placed in commis
sion next month.
The battleship Alabama will probably. '
not be placed in commission before tha
France Regrets Eustis' Death.
PARIS. S*>pt. 11.— The Republique Fran
caise says that the news of the death of
James B. Eustls, former United States
Emhassador here, will be received in
France with sentiments of the deepest
reKret. as by his affability and knowledge
of French affairs he had acquired the uni
versal sympathy of the natl<">p.