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/RULER OF THE DISTURBED ARGENTINE REPUBLIC AND HIS, FA*-"
VORITE RESIDENCE AT THE CAPITAL. WHERE ANARCHISTS'
ACTS HAVE CAUSED MARTIAL LAW TO BE PROCLAIMED.
for a -person who knew the combination
of tha, cashier's vault to open the steel
door, steal a sack of gold and leave the
building long before the time lock began
its operations on the vault at 5 p. m>
The investigating officials are almust
certain that the six sacks of gold were
stolen within the past four months. Early
in the year the gold coinage of the Mint
commenced to - accumulate and four
months ago, the pigeon holes in the cash
ier's working-'Tault were filled. It was
for the gold to have been ab
stracted before that time. The cashier or
. superintendent could have entered the
vault any, day at the close of business
and a" single glance around the vault
would hare shown if a single sack were
When millions of dollars in gold coin
were" piled ' Into the vault and on trucks
and stacked -many feet high and still oth
er truckloads were left on the carriers it
was impossible to see if any of the pigeon
holes were vacant. The thief, familiar
with the manner in which the gold was
counted, took speedy advantage of the
opportunity and began his stealings.
Each sack of gold received by the cash
ier from the coiner bore a tag number.
The tag showed the date of coinage, the
weight of gold and the gross weight of
contents, bag and lead seal. In paying
out large sums of money the cashier
would order Captain Fltzpatrick, the vault
man, to take the required sum from the
steel room. No memorandum was made
of the tag numbers of the sacks, and it
Is therefore Impossible to find out the
numbers of. the. stolen sacks . of -gold.
Amounts paid out, too heavy-to" be paid
over .the counter, were, piled by the vault
man on a truck, in the presence of the
cashier. The vault man would wheel: the
truck to a side door of the Mint, where It
was delivered to the payee or hia repre
Director of the Mint Roberts, who has
been In charge of the' .building for the
past week, yesterday removed all the gold
from the cashier's worKing vault and af
ter counting it, sealed the treasure in a
large vault. One million dollars was placed
in the working vault and Temporary
Cashier Pedlar gave a receipt for the
amount. . Pedlar, at the close of business
hours, locked the steer doors of the vault
and also placed a seal on the door.
Director of the Mint Roberts yesterday
sent a request to Washington for assist
ance in the Investigation of the robbery.
Chief of Secret Service Wilkle immedi
ately replied that he had detailed a special
member of his force to assist Secret Ser
vice Agent Hazen of the department, who
is now at work on the case.
Director Roberts- declined to make any
further statements yesterday. He staled
that certain, evidence must be withheld
until completed to the degree to warrant
Santa Barbara People Say Walter
Dimmick Was an Exemplary Man.
* SANTA BARBARA. July/ 5.— Walter
Dimmick, chief clerk of the\Mlnt, was
formerly for many years a resident of
Santa Barbara. He was a son of the late
Dr. Dimmick. a prominent man of the
city. Walter Dimmick was a bank clerk
here and afterward engaged in the can
ning business. William Eddy. T. R. Dawe
and other business men .who knew Dlm
mlck here say he was an exemplary, man."
Continued From* Page One.
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BUFFALO,, July a,;— A severe electrical
storm passed over this city to-night. The
lightning struck in several places. It hit
the supply wires that • bring electrical
power from Niagara Falls ' to Buffalo,
burning out transformers and other elec
trical machinery in the Buffalo receiving
house. For over an hour the streets were
without electric light - except that fur
nished by- store windows which had their
'own plants, and the street cars were at a
standstill. The rain fell in torrents, the
water flooding many cellars. : -
- The flash of lightning that put out the
downtown electric lights and stopped the
street cars also burned out all the circuits
leading to the Exposition. The conduits
were utterly Inadequate to carry off the
water and the grounds were flooded. Some
of the M'dway shows were flooded to a
depth of three fleet. The engine-room un
der ¦ the machinery and transportation
building was also filled with- water and
all the machinery was stopped. One small
circuit, which supplies the arc lights in
the exhibit buildings was the only one
unaffected by the storm.
and Exposition Lights
Buffalo Traffic Blocked
' Texas is the largest cotton State. I Her
"product last y,ear. amounted to 2,248,000
bales. Georgia, came second^with 1,260,000
bales, Mississippi 1,226,000 and Alabama
By using a, camera that will preserve, for
your „ view- book .or 'shelves, - scenes and
faces-thaty you've loved, to Jpok on: -'We
havethe latest Premo, Poco and Eastmani
cameras, and are continually adding to
our new stock of novelties. Sanborn, Vail
&; Co., 741 Market street. . \-^\*
Scotland, Mr. Carnegie's birthplace, re
ceived for a library $100,000. -.
I " Mr. Carnegie's . total beneficiaries to
date-for libraries, "schools, hospttalg, etc.,
run above $32,000,000. The Carnegie Insti
tute, Pittsburg, j will .probably, soon re
ceive 125,000,000 more, and other gifts in
contemplation will' take another $3,000,000,
making, a -grand ".total of -over: $62,000,000.
And yet Mr. Carnegie - said ¦&%¦ he- .sailed
fonEurope a short time ago: ."I have just
begun . . this library-', business. : Ask me
about it:- ten years from now and I may
have something to say."
Tulare County's Squirrel Crop.
VISALIA, July, 5.— Including to-day's
count the total number of sauirrel tails
on deposit, with the clerk of the Tulare
County J Board' of • Supervisors is 84,300.
This number is. the total for tho month
of June. The bounty on. these, tails
amounts to $2529. The bounty law Has
been repealed, and no bounty will be paid
for squirrels killed after July L
Homesickness Leads to Suicide.
EVERETT. Wash., July 5.— Earl G.
Nutting, 22 years old, employed as a yard
man at the Eclipse mill, hanged himself
to-day at. the Revere House. It is said
by his friends that Nutting was homesick.
His home was at Muncie, Ind. .
QUIT THE LAND
Grant to San Fernando
Valley Tract Is Sus
tained. ; •
Special Dispatch to The Call.
LOS ANGELES, July 5.— An order was
filed in the Superior Court to-day which
marks the ending of ten years' litigation,
going through the California Supreme
Court and receiving final determination in
the Supreme Court of the United States.
The case Is that of the Los .Angeles
Farming and Milling Company against C.
S Thompson and 124 other defendants, in
volving the validity of the original grant
of about 75,000 acres of land in the upper
end of San Fernando Valley. A remittitur
has been received from the State Supreme
Court, stating that the criginaljudgment
in favor of the plaintiff was affirmed by
the highest court in the land, and dlrect
ine that the order of affirmation be enter
ed of record and the plaintiff be given its
costs against the defendants, who appeal
e< The e action was brought by-th^ Farm
ing and Milling Company to restrain the
defendants from interference with its pos
session of the great tract of land in, San
Fernando Valley. The land was used for
aS Ss r o a n P an r rh?s S - co-defendants con
ceived the idea that the title of the com
pany to the. land was defective and might
be attacked with success and that by set
tling on the land they might be able to
hold possession In the event that the com
pany's title was held to be invalid by the
courts. To that end. they formed an or ;
ganization and proceeded to carry out the
plan of "squatting" on the land. The suit
was filed, and a temporary, restraining or
der was Issued against the defendants to
keep them from the land. But before they
really sifbmttted to this several of- them
were, held in contempt of court for re
fusing to- leave the premises. i. N . -r; •¦
Fpeclal Dispatch to The Call.
WILBUR, Wash., July 6.— Fire broke
out in the basement of Hays' general mer
chandise store at G o'clock last night. The
cause was an explosion of oil in the base
ment. The smoke was so dense that the
firemen could not enter the building, the
only fire protection being a bucket brigade
and the water tank of M. E.& E. T. Hay..
There was no loss of life, although several
persons were injured. Two blocks have
been destroyed, and at 2:30 o'clock this
morning the fire is spreading.
The principal losses are as follows: M.
E. & E. T. Hay, $100,000, fully insured; J.
H. Robertson, blacksmith, $4500,- no insur
ance; CM. Carpenter's saloon and hotel,
fCOOO, insurance $4000. ¦
Two Blocks Are Burned
and the Flames Are ;
TOWN DF WILBUR
IN FIRE'S CLASP
CHICAGO, July 5.— A rate- fight of lib
eral proportions is on among the trunk
lines operating between Chicago""and Mis
souri River point centers. For several
weeks there has been widespread, though
seciet manipulation of rates on all
classes of freight In this territory, but
there had been no open rupture between
any of the roads until to-day.
When it became -evident that peace
could not be restored except by some
drastic action officers of several of the
roads began to plan open reductions in
tariffs. The Santa Fe was the first to
act, and to-day came out with an an
nouncement that it would put in a scale
of rates, effective July 15. between this
city and Southwestern Missouri River
points that would awake the secret rate
cutters to a realization of the situation.
The rates promulgated by the Santa Fe
average reductions of from 30 to 40 and
In some cases 50 per cent below the pres
ent printed tariffs. .
It is believed that the action of the
Santa Fe will be followed by similar an
nouncements by all competitors and that
the cuts are intended to bring the long
standing secret fight for business to a
head and to force the lmes that have
been out of the pool to become members.
\V. B. Blddle, freight traffic manager of
the Santa Fe, discussing the cut in rates,
sald: - '.
"In making an open reduction In rates
we are only doing what most of our com
petitors have been doing secretly for
many weeks. Our traffic between Kan
sas City and Chicago has been decreasing
week by week until It is now only 4 or 5
per cent of the total traffic between these
points, while one of the weakest lines Is
carrying over 16 'per cent. Such a con
dition of affairs could only be caused by
secret rate cutting by our competitors.
To stop such business we determined to
make wholesale reduction in rates openly.
If this reduction proves to be. insufficient
to stop secret rate cuttings we will open
ly make another big one. As soon as we
are given assurance that all our competi
tors will maintain reasonable rates we
.will advance ours to a normal basis, but
not before then."
Santa Fe Loses Trade in Such Alarming Proportions That It Makes, a Cut of 5:0 Per
Cent Below the Present Printed Tariffs
SENSATIONAL RATE WAR AMONG TRUNK
Y LINES OPERATING WEST FROM CHICAGO
Berdno, has resigned. The Government
will send a message to Congress with-
drawing the bill for the unification of the
CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET, N.
W., WASHINGTON, July 5.-In
case American interests in Argen
tine should be endangered by the
trouble prevailing there, the pro
tected cruisers .Chicago and Atlanta yill ¦'
immediately said" for r Buenos Ayres. _"'..
Minister Lord, accredited to Argentine,' '
has not cabled- any information , to . the (
State Department showing that a serious
condition of. affairs has arisen, nor do his
mail dispatches Indicate that he anticipat
ed an outbreak which would require the
Government to apply martial law.
Rear ASmiral Cromwell, commander-in
chief of the South Atlantic station, only
left Buenos Ayres a few weeks .ago with i
his squadron for Rio de Janeiro, where he
has since arrived. ¦ Had he anticipated
trouble at the timeniie was sailing the au- .
thoritles say he would certainly not have
gone. Admiral. Cromwell undoubtedly ar
ranged to keep in communication with Mr.
Lord; and if the latter thinks a warship
necessary to insure the protection of
American interests a dispatch to the naval
officer will be followed by Its appearance.
NEW YORK, .July 5.— The Western Un
ion Telegraph Company Is advised that
the Argentine Congress has declared Bue
nos Ayres in a state of siege . for six
months and has established consorship
on all messages thereto. '
BUENOS AYRES, July 5.— A state of
siege has been proclaimed here. Tills is
due. to the participation of anarchists in
local disturbances. .Quiet now prevails
here.'. :t .
The Minister of Finance, Dr. Enrique
Commander 2>. H. Bryant Bemains
VETERANS AT SANTA
CRUZ ELECT OFFICERS
at the Head of the Asso
SANTA CRUZ, July 5.— At'Camp Wal
lace Reynolds to-day the officers of the
California Veterans' Association tor the
coming year were elected, as follows:
Commander, D. H. Bryant of San Jose;
senior vice commander, Philip Hynes of
Santa Cruz; first vice commander. Mrs.
Mary Parolini of San Francisco, for the
Woman's Relief Corps; second vice com
mander, Mrs. S. J. Post of San Jose', for
the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Re
public; third vice commander, Captain L.
B. Mallory of Los Gatos, for the Sons of
Veterans: fourth vice commander. Miss
Pearl Bibbins of Santa Cruz, for the
Daughters of Veterans: fifth vice com
mander, Mr. Brandt of San Jose; for Mex
ican and Philippine War Veterans; sixth
vice commander, Mrs. Gertrude Lewis of
San Jose; surgeon, C. \V. Mallory of Los
Gatos; chaplain. Rev;' E. O. McCreary of
Santa Cruz; quartermaster, J.'J: Nichols
of Los Gatos.
Moore Briggs of San Jose was appointed
adjutant, and Commander J. C. Brown of
Salinas chief of staff. The council of ad
ministration, the governing body of the
association, -was appointed by Commander
Bryant. Its members are L. A. Mahoney
of San Jose, chairman; L. J. Stone of
San Jose, vice chairman; E. B. Pond and
Mrs. Gertrude Jones of San Jose: P. B.
Shuler. G. B. Fitch and Mrs. Abbie Shu
ler of Los Gatos: Mrs. Laura Robertson
and C. Mason Kinne of. San Francisco;
Mrs. Geraldine Frisbie of Menlo Park;
Charles C. Craghill and Mrs. Marie Cool
baugh of Santa. Cruz; Mrs. Merlicia and
E. Brown of Salinas, and Mrs. - Eliza
Shepherd and Mrs. Cora E. Merrill. of
Oakland. ' r.
The officers were installed this after
noon by Comrade D. Coates of Campbells.
ADVERTISE FOB BEDS
ON THE FRANCHISES
Way for Proposed Railroad
System^ . •
Santa Clara Supervisors Clear the
SAN JOSE, July 5.— The Board of Su
pervisors to-day took up the remaining 1
three franchises for electric railways pe
titioned for by a syndicate of capitalists
headed by George T. Dunlap of Gllroy
and Instructed the clerk to advertise them
for sale. A franchise for a road to Gilroy
from this city was passed last Monday,
and the franchises considered to-day were
for roads from this city to the Sail Mateo
County line by way 'of Santa Clara and
out the San Francisco road from- Santa
Clara to Alviso and from this city to Los
Gatos by way of Campbell. There was no
opposition to the granting of the fran
chises. Bids are to be opened on Au
All of the roads must be completed In
two years. The line to the San Mateo
County line and the Alviso road from
Santa Clara must be begun within six
months, the Los Gatos road in nine
months and the Gilroy branch within one
year. No restrictions were made in the
size of fare, except in the franchise for
the Alviso road. The rate" from this city
to Santa Clara was fixed at not more than
10 cents, from Santa Clara to Agnews 5
cents and from Santa Clara to Alviso not
more than 20 cents.
BOBS HIM OF SIGHT
Premature Explosion Maims the As-
sistant Postmaster at East
SAN BERNARDINO, July 5.— Charles
Tyler, aged 22 years, was rendered totally
blind as the result of the premature ex
plosion of a large firecracker at East
Highlands last evening. Tyler applied a
match - to the firecracker and walked
away to await its explosion. The sputter
ing of the fuse ceased and Tyler went to
apply v another match. Just as he was
stocplng over it the firecracker exploded.
His left eye was entirely destroyed and
he was terribly burned about the face and
One year ago young Tyler lost the sight
of his right eye owing to a cataract. The
accident of yesterday renders him entire
ly blind. He was Assistant Postmaster at
East Highlands. ¦ ./ ..vy-'.
Child Plays "With Powder.
SACRAMENTO. July 5.— Little Anna
Casey, a six-year-old deaf and dumb' child
of H. R. -Casey, was terribly if not fatally
burned this .afternoon. The child got
some matches and set fire to powder
which an elder sister had gathered from
firecrackers. As she stooped- over the
powder her thin dress caught when It ig
nited. Her mother and sister were badly
burned before they could put out the
flames. '.-¦;¦>_'¦ A *
Bullet Ends His Life.
STOCKTON. July 5.-E. R. Drilling, a
carpenter -by' trade, residing in' Ganibet
ta's Addition to Stockton, committed sui
cide this morning by shooting himself in
the head with a revolver. , He was S7
years of age and leaves a wife and sev
since then has largely increased In value.
By article 7 of hia will he provided that
$1,000,000 should be placed in the hands of
trustees, the Income from which was to
be paid to Princess Hatzfeldt during her
life and the capital to go to her issue at
her death or, failing Issue; to such per
sons as she might direct by will.
If the amount named failed to yield 4
per cent income or became reduced by un
fortunate investment the trustees were,
authorized to make good either principal
cr Interest out of other funds not specifi
cally appointed un'ier the preceding terms
of the will. This bequest to the Princess
wa3 for her sole use and benefit and. not
for the debts of her husband.. 7he same
provision was made In the case of the
other married- legatees under the will.
Special Dispatch to' The Call.
SACRAMENTO, July 5.— Since Princess
Hatzfeldt was born in this city and taken
from here while a child by the late C. P.
Huntington, and since her mother, Mrs.
Clara Prentice, has been for many years
and is still a resent of Sacramento, local
interest in the story of a prospective con
test of the Huntington will by the Prin
cess has been keen. This Interest was in
tensified a few days ago, when the Prince
and Princess and Attorney J. D. Redding
came to Sacramento and had prolonged
conferences with a local attorney. The
Bee to-night makes the declaration upon
what It evidently deems good authority
that suit has actually been- brought by
the Princess and that the visit of the
Princess to her mother in this city was
in large part for the- purpose of making
sure of her testimony in case the con
test were brought to an issue. Says the
Fight Opens in New York.
"Among those familiar with the trou- !
bles growing out of the settlement of the ;
Huntington estate it is believed that some ;
compromise will be -effected with Priit
cess Hatzfeldt. Prince Hatzfeldt said
when in Sacramento a few days ago there
would be no contest of the will of C. P. i
Huntington, but this is understood to he ¦
only a legal quibble. Technically there :
will be co contest of the will, but as a
matter of fact a suit was begun In New
York some months ago by Princess Hatz
feldt for a daughter's portion of the es
tate, under contract. This is In effect a
contest of the will, In that It would result
In a different division of the estate.
"Princess Hatzfeldt bases her suit upon
an alleged agreement by C. P. Hunting
ton. when he took her from her mother,
2>.lrs. Prentice, that he would rear her da
his daughter. The Hatzfeldts hold this
to mean that she would receive a daugh
ter's share in the estate and suit has been
brought in New York upon the contract
under this construction. With this view
of the case, it makes no difference, in th<;
opinion of the Hatzfeldt attorney, wheth
er there was a legal adoption or not, and
the adoption question does not figure in
the suit. * . .
Beason for Their Visit.
"Concqrning the recent visit of Princess
Hatzfeldt to her mother and^later of her
husband, the Prince,. and their attorney,
Joseph D. Redding, the assertion that the
visits were purely of a social and filial
character must be taken in the light of
the suit already brought- Mrs. Prentice
is an important factor in the case as a
witness, and the trip of the Hatzfeldts
and their attorney was made both for
the purpose of cementing the relations- be
tween mother and daughter, and of con
firming such evidence as the Hatzfeldt
interests bearing upon the contract un
der which they sue. Prince Hatzfeldt and
his attorney were in close consultation
with Attorney Frank D. Ryan while in
this city and Mr. Ryan is understood to
represent them here. The Princess spent
much of her time with <ier mother.
¦"Concerning the probability of a com
promise, it is believed that in order to
prevent the suit being brought to trial
H. E. Hutington, who, with Mrs. C. P.
Huntington. the widow, is the principal
heir under the will, will consent to a set
tlement which will be satisfactory" to the
Hatzfeldts. It Is understood that Mrs. C.
P. Huntington is willing to effect a set
tlement, but the opposition comes from
H. E. Huntington. It is known that Mrs.
H. E. Huntington, who is a sister of. the
Princess, is not upon friendly terms with
THE PRINCESS HATZFELBT.
Her Alliance With the Prince.
Her Early Xife in Sacramento and
Though a native of California, Princess
Hatzfeldt has practically spent the whole
of her time since 1875, when she was 14
years of age, in the East or abroad. ' .
The Princess is the daughter of Mrs.
Clara F. Prentice. 1401 L street, Sacra
mento, widow of Edward Prentice, for
merly a grocer in that city. Her mother
e.nd Collis P. Huntington's first wife were
sisters. She was born in the two-story
and basement brick house, 310 M street,
Sacramento, in 1S6L Her father was
drowned in the great flood of the Sacra
mento in 1SG2, and left but a small estate.
Huntington, wno was then a man of
considerable means with no children of
his own, became very fond of his wife's
niece when she was yet learning to walk
ana prattle and in lSt>4 arranged with her
mother for her adoption as his own
daughter. She had been christened Clara
Louisa, which names Mr. Huntington
wished to change. The mother would only
agree to a partial change and Clara
Louisa Prentice became Clara Elizabeth
Muntington. She grew up in her foster
father's house, but, being so close to her
mother, a great deal of her time was
spent with her and perforce the natural
ties grew stronger to the detriment of
the new ones. There was clash of Juris
diction and it was thought best that she
should go East and enter a boarding
This she did and at one and another
she remained until she was grown to
womanhood, when she made her debut at
Mr. Huntington's mansion In New York
and took her place in society as his
daughter. He in the meantime— in 18S4—
had married a second wife, Mrs. A/ B.
Yarrington of Alabama, with whom the
young foster daughter traveled much in
this country and in Europe for several
German Prince a Suitor.
On one trip to Europe Miss Huntington
met Prince Paul Hatzfeldt-Wildenberg.
the nephew of Count Paul Hatzfeldt, the
German Embassador at London, and a
scion of the ancient Austro-German
house of that name.
Preliminary negotiations on the part of
the Prince for iliss Huntington's hand
brought Mr. Huntington himself on the
scene, but the demands for advances of
ready money to pay pressing clebts and
for the marriage settlement were not to
his liking, and the negotiations were
dropped for the time. They were renewed
later, however. The Prince yielded every
point as far as his demands on the Hunt
ington purse were concerned. He scaled
down the figures representing his press-.
Ins debts to the amount the American
magnate had expressed, a willingness to
pay, but which he had at first indignantly
Mr. Huntlngton provided the 5500,000
necessary for this purpose and settled
$3,000,000 on his daughter for life with re
mainder to her Issue, This sum was de
posited in three American banks and she
was at liberty to check for the income
therefrom at any time during the year.
The marriage was celebrated at Brorap
ton Oratory. London, October 28, 1089.
Bishop Patterson, the leading Catholic
prelate of that city, officiating. The* af
fair was semi-private, not more than one
hundred persons being present. These
included Mr. and Mrs. Huntington, Miss
Sherrlll of Washington, me only brides
maid, and the German, Austrian and
American Embassadors to Lonrlon. 'with
several members of Prince Hatzfeldt's
family. The bride's costume cost $3000.
The Hatzfeldts had at first demurred
to the alliance, but at the eleventh hour
made the best of it and received the Hunt
irstons with effusive cordiality.
On Mr. Huntington's death it was found
that he had made further provision for
bis daughter, but not so liberally as was
probably expected. By the terms of his
will, which was probated in New York
August 21. .1900, shortly after his death,
he disposed of an estate then thought to
be about $35,000,000 in value, but which
Claim a Daughter's Share of
the Late O. P. Eunting
Prince and ! Princess to
Press Suit Begun in
Special Dispatch to The Call:
SAN RAFAEL* July 5.— The fire that
started on Mount Tamalpais yesterday af
ternoon is still raging on the northern
slopes. Gangs of men were this morning
dispatched to the scene and every effort
Is being made to subdue the names. "Word
was received this afternoon from William
Barr, superintendent of the Tamalpais
Water Company, that the fire was uniler
control. Later in the afternoon, however,
a fresh breeze fanned the flames into re
newed life and hundreds of acres of brush
and forest were soon aflame.
The fire started on the picnic grounds
at the western end of Lake Lagunitas.
Heroic efforts were made at the time to
get it under control. The water company
sent wagonloads of men to the scene:
It was believed the fire would burn itself
cut during the night, but this morning
found the flames leaping merrily toward
the west and north. The flumes supply
ing this city with water were in jeopardy,
but hard work saved them.
To-night the conflagration was racing
toward Bill Williams Gulch, where it will
prove hard to control. Efforts are being
made to "back-fire" along the old wagon
road leading to the summit of the moun
tain. If these be successful the scope of
the fire will be confined to the mountain
itself. It is now in some of the heaviest
brush in the county, where it is impossi
ble for men to accomplish much.
Every precaution has been taken and
the tavern at the summit of the mountain
is believed to be safe. Near the top of
the mountain the brush is short and com
paratively thin and the fire could easily be
checked should It ascend that far.
Conflagration Gets Beyond
Control and Lays Waste •
Fresh Breeze Undoes the
Work of thePirW
TWO CRUISERS READY TO PROTECT
AMERICAN INTERESTS IN ARGENTINE
Congress of the^ South American Republic Proclaims Buenos Ayres
in a State of Siege for Six Months and Censors All Cablegrams
Owing to the Participation of Anarchists in Local Disturbances
SLAYS HIS AGED
WIFE AND SELF
Elsinore Rancher Mur
ders His Spouse
With a Pick.
Commits Suicide by Holding
His Head Under. Water
. in a Spring.
¦ The Tledmans were married here less
than six months ago. The prospective
bride" refused to have Tiedman get the
license until he had deeded to her the
ranch, which consisted of eighty acres
of land and a small cottage. This Tied
man finally agreed to do, and the transfer
was made and recorded at the same time
as the license. On the license book Tled
man's age appears as 60 and his wife's as
64. A mortgage for $200 was recently
placed on the ranch by Mrs. • Tiedman,
and it is supposed that the couple quar
reled over property matters. x ,*
Apparently Tiedman had pursued his
wife from the house and killed her, then
set fire to the building before taking his
own life. " ¦¦ ¦
RIVERSIDE, July 5.— Less' than six
months of wedded life, In which both
bride and groom' were past three score
years, ended in an awful tragedy On the
ranch of Peter Tiedman, near Elsinore,
yesterday*. "Probably as the result of a
quarrel over \ property, the old rancher
murdered his wife and hid her body, and
then committed suicide . by holding hi3
head under water in a spring.
The building on the Tiedman ranch
was discovered .in names by neighbor.*
yesterday. They reached the place too
late to save anything and at first found
no trace of Tiedman or his wife. Contin
uing the search, they found footprints
leading toward a little canyon and there
discovered the body of Mrs. Tiedman, cov
ered with brush. Her skull had been
crushed in and a bloody pick lay near by.
She was clothed in only her night dress.
Last night the body of Tiedman was
found in • a • little- spring some distance
from the house. The water was not over
six. Inches deep and he had evidently lain
down and held his head in the water until
he was drowned.
Special Dispatch to ; The Call.
POSSE. O2T TRATL OF
A MTODEE, SUSPECT
San Bernardino Deputy Sheriffs Pur
- - sue the Alleged Sla'yer of
SAN BERNARDINO, July 5.-Sheriff
Rouse this morning found a clew to the
mysterious murder of Francisco Vera,
whose body was discovered near Crafton
iyesterday with a knife penetrating the
jheart. Ignaclo Yeganio, an Indian medi
fcine man, is believed to be the murderer;
In fact incriminating evidence against him
has been found. A posse of Deputy Sher
iffs is now in pursuit of him,, but as he
has eight hours start it is believed' he
will succeed in reaching the Mexican
leganio is well known throughout South
ern California as a dangerous character,
and this Is not the first time he has been
accused of serious crime. He went to
Crafton last Sunday .from San Diego
County, 'ostensibly to treat a sick patient.
On Wednesday night he and Vera quar
reled and the latter was afterward lured
to his death on the pretext that he was
wanted in Redlands to assume a lucra
tive position. The alleged murderer is a
halfbreed, 55 years old and fairly well
Continued from Page One.
Remarkable Combat in
a San Bernardino
Seventeen - Year - Old Nita
Lemon Worsts Intruder in
"the Encounter. ;
"This seemed to stun Mm, and before
he recovered- from its effects I fled out of
the rear door. I went across the street
to tell Foster Hancock, so that he could
call the police, but Ju3t as I was enter
ing the yard I - looked around and saw
that the brute was running away as fast
as he could down Ninth street, toward the
railway shops. Mr. Hancock accompanied
me home and found the tracks of the in
truder in our house and evidence of our
duel." -¦ - ¦ ¦
"The villain almost immediately started
to fight unfairly^ His brtital instincts be
came more evident at every blow. Hi3
tirst thrust pricked the akin of my left
arm and tore the sleeve of my dress. At
this juncture I fully realized the danger
that I faced, fqr I saw thsut he was an ex
pert with the pword. Turning my saber
over my right shoulder I brought It down
with my utmost strength over the man's
left shoulder, which caused him to hqwl,
and before he could recover I took the
blade of the saber in my hands and dealt
him another blow on the head.
"Then he struck at me, liut I parried the
blow. My saber was eigfc.t. Inches shorter
than the weapon he used, but I had not
forgotten my former training and I went
at him. I saw that my Ufa depended upon
my skill, and with a determination to do
my best I met him face to face.
* Wounds Her in the Arm. ' "'.
"Mamma was called to San Francisco
very suddenly early last week to the bed
side of my brother Carl, who was then
playing there with the 'Two Hearts'
company," said Miss Lemon in telling of
her experience. "Before leaving she re
quested me to stay during the night time
with my grandparents, across the street,
which I did.
"On Tuesday morning I returned home
shortly after 7 o'clock and got myself in
readiness to start to the depot to meet
mamma and Carl. Whil« X -was arranging
my hair I heard a peculiar noise, in the
kitchen pantry. At first I paid no atten
tion to the incident, but five minutes
later the noise was renewed, and believ
ing it was caused by rats I went to tha
back yard and got the family cat. Then
I quietly opened the pantry door and said,
'Catch 'em, kitty."
"Just then an ugly-looking man ap
peared, and staring me l:i the face said:
" "Well, now. If there is; going to be any
catching I will do it.'
"Of course, I was thoroughly frightened,
and the fact that every door and window
In the house was locked securely Hashed
over my mind instantly. In fact, I was
almost stunned for a moment and did not
know what to do. Upcn regaining my
senses my first thought was, what means
should I : adopt in defending myself? Run
ning into the front room the first object I
saw was a saber, which my sister and I
had often used at practice. Naturally I
am somewhat efficient with its use. for
when papa lived in Los Angeles he had
sister take fencing lessons from a French
professor for several months. When I
took the saber into my hands I turned
around and saw that the stranger had
followed me into the room, j Looking at a
center table he saw a long sword, which
papa uses at lodge. He Quickly rushed
by me, and picking it up said angrily:
" 'If that is your game, two can play
at it.' - .
Brave Miss Lemon's Story.
Miss Nlta and her sister are expert
fencers, having taken lessons of profes
sional swordsmen. Without a word tha
girl caught up a heavy, saber standing in
a corner of tha parlor and menaced her
antagonist, who retreated until he caught
sight of a light sword lying on a table.
He grasped this, saying:: "If that is your
game, I'm in on it." x
With that they confronted one another
and the fight began. The girl was finally
wounded in the left arm and her clothing
slashed in several places. Realizing that
she was fighting- for her life, she fought
desperately, and . finally struck her op
ponent a heavy blow on the shoulder with
the back, of the saber that caused him to
stagger. Before he could recover Miss"
Nita pressed her advan tage and struck
him again on the neck, just under the ear.
He fell and the girl, not waiting to see
the result, fled to the house of a neighbor,
whence shortly afterward the stranger
was seen running across fields from the
house. • .
SAX BERNARDINO, July 5.— "Two or
three times I could have run my saber
clear through my adversary, but tha
thought of seeing blood stopped me. .My
chief thought was to protect myself and
escape. I had no desire -whatever to hurt
him. He thrust at me several times, but
only once did he hurt me, and that was
oh the arm. The wound la quite sore and
pains me considerably, but I will venture
he yet feels that blow I gave him, on
Thus spoke Miss Nlta Lemon, the 17
year-old daughter of Charles Lemon, a
conductor on the Santa Fe. In describing
to-night her experiences in one of tha
most remarkable sword duels on record.
The young girl, attacked by a strange
man, who invaded her home while she
was alone, had picked up a saber with
which to defend herself. Her assailant,
himself an adept at fencing, had seized
the weapon's mate. In the battle for life
that followed Miss Lemon's expert sword
play stood her in such good stead that
she succeeded in puttin;? her opponent to
flight after herself receiving a slight
scratch on the arm.
Miss Lemon's father was in Bakers
field and her mother in San Fran
cisco, and the young lady was left
to stop with her grandparents at
night and to care for the house by day.
On Tuesday morning wtile making a tour
of inspection of her home she was sud
denly confronted by a man whom she de
scribes as French in appearance and ac
terit. The man was between her and the
door and advanced toward her with hos
tile mien. .•-, .
Sj-eclal IMspatch to The Call.
THE SAN FKANC1SCO WcALL, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1901.
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