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PUERTO t/ABELLO, Jan. 15.— The German cruis
er Vineta, at sunset last night, fired a shell
at La Vigia, tbe fort crowning the hills be
hind this port. T^e shell, which was fired because
men were believed to be in the fort, exploded
without causing damage.
Election Contestants Are Gaining.
SAN JOSE.- Jan.: 15.— It,' is > now- almost
certain. that :W. F. rParker and ";L.t • J.
Chipraan, who are contesting the_ offices of
Auditor," and' County."' Superintendent • of
SchojjWs will i win.' _ln the; fight over, the
Recorder's offlce_C.= Ri. Williams is rapidly
gaining, on TbomasrTreanbr. ' ;1 v. * "•¦;>-'
British Bark Burns at Sea.
FUNCHAL. Madeira. Jan. li— The Brit
ish steamer Brunswick, from Maranham.
Brazil. December- 21. for Liverpool, ar
rived here to-day. She reports that the
British bark Veronia was burned at sc.v
December 20. Part of the Veronia's
crew are on board the Brunswick. The
remainder took to the boats and have
not been heard of since*
New Administration at Agnews.
SAN JOSE.; Jan. 15.— At the meeting of
the'Agnews Asylum managers to-day Dr.
Leonard Stocking was officially notified
of his appointment as superintendent. Dr.
Stocking later announced that he had ap
pointed ¦ Dr. ¦; G. * D.' Marvin \ first ;' assistant
and 'Dr. ; E. . A. f Kelley_of Berkeley, second
assistant. ;Both these appointments were
confirmed; by' the 1 board. Reports showed
there were 1034 patients in the asylum, 629
of whom were males.; . ;
Senatorial Situation Is Unchanged.
SALEM. Or., Jan. 13,-Many of the
members of the Legislature left the cap
ital to-day for their homes and for Port
land to remain until Monday. The Sen
atorial situation has developed no new
features since the organization of the
Legislature and it now seems probaUTe
that no attempt will be made to bold a
caucus until after balloting begins next
It is supposed that the vandals expected
to find valuable jewels on the body, as
the Picos were wealthy at the time of
the death of Donna Maria in Santa Bar
bara in»lS34,,but if they obtained any
thing there is no evidence of the fact.
The body rested In a niche in the vault,
protected by a marble ; slab, on which
were ¦ inscribed her maiden name, Maria
Ignacia Alvarado. wife of. Pio Pico, and
a verse - in Spanish. Inside of ' a her
metically sealed box rested the coffin,
richly trimmed with gold and silver
fringe and lined with silk, while the body
was clad in rjch laces, velvets and satin,
all in a good state of preservation. The
remains^ had been '.embalmed, which ac
counts for- the good condition of the
skeleton. ¦ ?'
' Old Calvary Cemetery has been aban
doned for many years and is in a state
of dilapidation. Many of the early Span
ish families used it ' as a burial . ground-,
but a' large portion of .' the ' bodies have
been, removed. *
"Don Pio Pico's -body,, which rested be
alde that, ofbis wife,^was not molested.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13. — Grave rob
bers broke intq the tomb of Donna Maria
Pico, wife of Pio Pico, the last Spanish
Governor of California; a few days ago
and removed the remains, which had beers
buried for nearly fifty years. The well
preserved skeleton was found by a boy
this afternoon In old Calvary Cemetery,
fifty feet from the Pico familv vault.
All the flesh had fallen from the bones,
but on the hands, which were folded over
the breast, was found a pair of gloves,
and shoes and stockings encased the fee*'.
Special Dispatch to The Call
Remains of Donna Maria Pico Are
Removed From Tomb of Noted
GRAVE ROBBERS' NEFARIOUS
DEED IN LOS ANGELES
SAN , BERNARDINO, Jan. 45.— An ex
cursion train • from Los Angeles bearing
a large number' of delegates to the La
dies'" Aid 'Convention crashed into a
freight train standing In the Santa Fe
yards here to-day, demolishing one en
gine and . disabling two others, besides
breaking several freight cars into kin
dling wood. The excursion train was re
ported forty- minutes behind time at this
point, and ; knowing this, Engineer. Dob
son of "the freight pulled his train out on
the main line, thinking to complete his
switching. Hardly had he got' off the
siding when be heard the excursion train,
'drawn by v two engines, give warning 1 of
its approach. Dobson, attempted to back
on'to the "siding again.' but succeeded in
getting only part of the cars on when
the excursion train struck his engine. No
one was:badly Injured, although for a few
minutes. the wildest confusion prevailed. ,
Delegates to the Ladies' Aid Conven
tion Receive a Shaking Up at
• San Bernardino. .
EXCURSION TRAIN RUNS
INTO FREIGHT LOCOMOTIVE
The House to-day spent the early ses
sion in listening to eulogies of the Ute
Governor John |t. Rogers and adjourned
at noon for the rest of the day out ot
respect to hb memory.
It cannot be said that Wilson. Ankeny
or Preston has increased his strength
since the opening of the session.
As the Legislature will adjourn to-mor
row until Monday and many of the mem
bers will go to their homes, it is likely
that the- first open test of strength will
not occur until the flrst ballot next Tues
OI/TMPIA. Wash.. Jan. 13.-The ap
pointment of a caucus on the Senatorial
question, as represented by an agreement
of the King County delegation to keep
out of caucus until their candidate. Har
old Preston, gives his consent, and the co
agreement of, the radical railway com
mission men who entered into an effort
to make the election of a Senator impos
sible without the passage of a commission
bill, seem to have effectually blocked th«
early solution of the three-cornered Sena
torial contest in this State.
Sensational Fight in "Washington
Develops Into an Interesting
LEGISLATORS ARE UNABLE
TO BRING ABOUT A CAUCUS
It is declared here by close friends of
the stricken editor that Tillman's life) Is
perfectly safe, from any, mob attack -and
that- Gonzales' ¦¦'. Trlends contemplate; no
acts ' of violence. ... ; . ¦
TII/MIAN'S LIFE j SAFE.
Lieutenant Governor Tillman was asked
for a statement, but said he had been ad
vised ' by ¦ his . counsel , to say absolutely
nothing, and he followed their. advice, to
the letter. .
Lieutenant Governor Tillman lowered
his pistol and.' walked away. There was
only one shot .'fired - and that entered the
right side between the eighth and ninth
ribs . and . passed through the fore part
of the body, coming out Just above the
free border ribs. The bullet was picked
up on the pavement.
Gonzales and Tillman passed each other
in full view since the opening of the pres
ent session of the Legislature last Tues
day, but there was no encounter, no word
passed and no recognition of any kind be
fore to-day." Through to-day's affair Lieu
tenant Governor Tillman was perfectly
collected, sober and unex cited to all ap;
pearances. Gonzales was unarmed. In a
few -moments" after the wounded man had
been conveyed to the office of his news
paper half a'; dozen or, more physicians
were doing all they could to save his life.
It i was promptly decided that the only
hope was to perform an operation.
Gonzales Is certain that nothing was
said until after the shot was flred. when
he tottered to the street car transfer'sta
tion, where he leaned. Tillman was still
pointing his pistol at him, whereupon
Gonzales said: "Shoot again, you cow
companion of Tillman says he did not
hear anything, but thinks he would have
heard any. words if they had been spoken.
Two or three others say they heard noth
ing until after the firing of the pistol.
. Gonzales himself- gave an explicit ex
planatlonof the affair. He. was very em
phatic In saying- that he had, not sent any
message to Tillman at any time and that
Tillman said nothing until after he had
flred, and alter he had shot he "said some
thing about taking him at his word. Gon
zales took this to mean that Tillman told
him he was settling old issues face to
face 'with him.
"SHOOT AGAIN, YOU COWARD."
¦; iSmlth asks'that^SSOOO or a portion there
of; be" appropriated ' for, defraying the - ex
pense- of e the£receptlon.. , The ; resolution
was referred, to the Committee on Contin
£ent' Expen8es.~- : .i- ;".,' ,\ . »'.. . v,',\. w
CALL HEADQUARTERS, SACRA
MENTO, Jan. : ' 15.— Senator Smith of
Los Angeles introduced a concurrent res
olution to-day; that a committee of eleven
members of the Legisiature, to consist of
the President and the President pro tem.
and . three \ members of . the Senate, to be
appointed ; by : Lieutenant Governor An
derson, and the Speaker and Speaker pro
tem of the 'Assembly, and « four members
of the Assembly; to be appolntedby the
Speaker of the Assembly, be named to act
as a. joint } committee of the Legislature
to' receive the •President - of the United
States and^ those who will: accompany
him > when , they-, reach J the . State line on
their entrance 1 into California,' in "order to
extend to ¦- 'the 'distinguished " visitors a
proper official 'welcome. • -
Committee. of ; Eleven. Legislators to
Be Named to Meet the Distin
In a statement before the operation
Gonzales made it. plain that he sought
no difficulty; , that to avoid a collision
with Tillman he 'cut across the pavement
and passed .by • without touching or
speaking, and -that ; Tillman pulled his
pistol and fired. Tillman after the shoot-
Ing walked out into the middle of the
street, where' he_ was arrested and taken
to the police \ station. He was met there
by several of hla- friends, but -said noth
ing. The. police," took from him* a long
range magazine pistol, . which contained
one empty cartridge. A large Colt's re
volver was also taken from him.
, At midnight the surgeons issued the
following bulletin as to Gonzales' con
dition: "Pulse 121, respiration 31; resting
PBEPARING 5 TO WELCOME ,"
PRESIDENT AND PARTY
Cuban insurgents ;• In 15S3. He organized
the Columbia- State newspaper in 1S91.
and ha* been always a bitter opponent
of the Tillman faction in South Carolina
politics. . ,
SOUTH CAROLINA'S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. WHO LEFT THE SEN
ATE CHAMBER, YESTERDAY TO SHOOT THE' EDITOR WHO HAD
BITTERLY OPPOSED HfS AMBITION TO BE GOVERNOR.
By destroying bacteria that creates
blood poisoning. Dr. Barrows baffles dis
ease. To do this he ejects into a patient's
veins a weakened solution of formalin.
This is a 40 per cent solution of formalde
hyde gas in water. This gas has strong
germicldal qualities, being strpnger than
carbolic acid and only slightly Inferior to
corrosive sublimate. Formalin, its solu
tion in water, is a powerful antiseptic
and is frequently applied outwardly in
surgery- For years It has been used as
a preservative for focd products.
NEW TORK. Jan. 13.-A mos,t impor
tant medical discovery has been made by
Dr. Charles C. Barrows, one of the vis
iting physicians to Bellcvu* Hospital.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Subsequently a body of armed moun
taineers met the women and wheeled
around and cursed them in chorus. : The
missionaries were specially urged from
authoritative quarters to leave as soon
as possible. Mr. and Mrs. Simpson in
tend to remain at Tangier for the
present. ' . ~- r -2 f
When the American missionaries frop
Mequinez arrived at Fez the Moors ex
claimed: "Oh, God! ."We thought they
were sending the curped dogs from us,
but they are coming back."
LONDON, Jan. 13. — Letters received
here from Fez, Morocco, say that the
rapidly growing anti-European senti
ment necessitates the hurried departure
from that city of the American mission
ary. Mr. Simpson, and his wife and
three Knglish. women. S*or a few "days
prior to their departure the women were
openly cursed In the streets, the Moors
shouting as they passed, "What's this
filth In our streets?"
Important Discovery Is
Credited to a New
Anti - European Senti
ment in Morocco Is
NEW TORK, Jan. 15.— John TV. Mackay
left persona] property in this State, ac
cording to an appraisement which has
iust been made, to the value of 52,561,726,
ill of which, under the terms of his will,
fa to go to his eon. Clarence IL Mackay.
• ho is executor under the will. Mackay
t.<\ not leave any real estate in this State.
?nd no estimate has ever been made of
Hie value of his entire fortune, which is
far u-p in the millions. He was a resident
if Virginia City. K cv .. and there his will
nas admitted to probate. By its pro\i
«ior.s his fortune is bequeathed to hi* wife,
Marie Louise Mackay, and bis son.
Included in the personal property are
bonds of the'Sprague Electric Company
to the value of J279.500; 3112 shares of
American Telegraph and*Te.lephone stock
valued at C13,<S0; e€T€% chares of Com^
¦nrrcial Cable. 51.071,^8; 139414 fiha res of
Loxnmercial Cable building, nominal;
O»»i shares of Telephone and Telegraph',
:<7.I3: K shares of Jtfaurice Grau Opera
empany. C7.W0: 750 chares of New York
Quotation Company. $71,250; 425 51000 bonds
3f Commercial Cable, JJC5.O09; SO jiqoo
vnds of Commercial Cable. 530.000; cash
n bank. 511.018. and books, pictures and
irrsonal effects. 55263.
Fifty thousand dollars is deducted from
he stoss personal estate for the execu
.ors* 'commissions and administration ex-
vcalth in New York State Is Valued
at Two Millions and a
Most of those who saw the affair say
there was nothing- said until ¦ after the
shot. One of Tillman's escorts says he
thinks Tillman said: "I received your
message" and then flred. V He, is not-cer
tain of this," but thinks . so. . The gth'er
The Lieutenant Governor and the edi
tor of the State met at the corner of
Main and Gervals streets. Just at the
street car tracks. There was.no encoun
ter, no flst fighting. Tillman, so far as
the evidence discloses, simply : drew his
revolver and flred at Gonzales.
There appears to be no conflict of testi
mony as»to the essential features of the
tragedy. Gonzales was going home alone
from his office to his lunch, his route
leading him down Main street to Ger
vais, thence east. As usual he was walk
ing." Tillman had
presided at the Senate session and re
mained around the Senate chamber font
short time after adjournment. As he
came from the Statebouse he was ac
companied by Senator Talbaird and Sen
ator Brown and he was Joined on his way
up town by Congressman-elect Wyatt
Alken and former Deputy Sheriff Dom-
DRAWS REVOLVES AND FIRES.
During the progress of the. campaign
Gonzalea in his* fight to defeat TJHman
had editorially called him a debauchee
and blackguard and had denounced him
as a "criminal candidate" and a "proven
liar." This and other such editorials are
supposed to have goaded Tillman to shoot
Gonzales to-day. Since the first primary.
August 26, 1902,Gonzales has had nothing
<o eay about Tillman except to comment
upon the result of the primary.
At 10 o'clock to-night Gonzales' con
dition continued very serious, but showed
no important change from that of several
hours earlier. ' Gonzales is a man of ro
bust physique and was in the best of
health at the time of the shooting, so that
his friends hope he may pull through not
withstanding the severe wound from
which he Is suffering.
MADE EDITORIAL ATTACKS.
by. James II. Tillman. Lieu
tenant-Governor of South Carolina and a
nephew of United States Senator Benja
The shooting occurred at Main and Ger
vals streets, the most frequented corner
in Columbia, in full view of the State
It was just a few moments before 2
o'clock when the cry passed along the
streets that "Jim Tillman had shot N. G.
Gonzales:" Immediately there was a rush
toward the scene of the tragedy.
The offices of the State are on, the same
block as the scene of the shooting and it
took but a few moments for a great
throng to assemble In front of the news
paper offices. The excitement and indig
nation on the street were intense. Gon
zales was taken to the office of the State,
where physicians pronounced his wound
Policeman Bolan immediately after the
shooting arrested Lieutenant-Governor
Tillman and took him to police headquar
ters, where he was relieved of two pis
tols, the one with which he shot Gon
zales and a second large revolver of 3S
caliber. From *he police station he was
taken to the county jail, where he is to
night under protection of the officers. The
only attributed cause for the shooting is
that during the recent primary election
Gonzales bitterly oposed Lieutenant-
Governor Tillman in his race for Gover
\f OLUMBIA. S. C. Jan. 55.—Xar
g riso Gencr Gonzales, editor of
M - - life " State, is at the Columbia
»^^^^ Hospital in a critical condition
from- a pistol wound inflicted
Hardly hadVthe ship righted herself
again before she reeled to another crash
ing blow, and another Niagara came
foaming .across her decks. This carried
away battens, which, had been placed
about the; hatches end companionways,
and- the water was sweeping below,
flooding the cabin and steering compart
ments. Nearly all of the passengers
were Italians, who spent most of their
time kneeling before shrines which they
had constructed. One became so weak
from seasickness and alarm that 1 he died
one night 'when seas were pounding the
laboring craft. The . Montevideo was a
mass of ice when she reached port.
NEW YORK,, Jan. 16.-2 a. m.-Tne
steamship Lau'rentlan from Glasgow," Jan
uary. 3, a' much. slower vessel than the
overdue liner St. l.ouip, brought no news
of the delayed ship! She reported fair
weather, which is not at all reassuring,
as she camc^ over practically the St.
Agents of the St. IvjuIs are kept busy
continually -answering anxious inquiries.
The- vessel is now eleven days out from
Cherbourg and four days overdue. It Is
all guesswork as to what has happened
to her, but the agents maintain, a cheer
ful" view and ¦ refuse- to believe that-any
thing serious had occurred.
Clement A. Oriscom, president of the
line, admits .'that, the St. Louis'- boilers
were jiot_ irij;qasLcon«Htion and attributes
ilicfc?tfc1a|^tQ/jtliI$ realise .^to^thje^fact
th'at she left Cherbourg hours ]ate"
'¦^.This 'WHs^th'eriir'st-'bmcia^aanilsslon that
the agents *v.*ere-awareTt'nat'*the b*ollers"of
the vessel Were not in good condition. It
was fxpldined that this disability affected
the 3peed of the ship only and in no way
jeopardized her safety.
; Several vesscl3 tame in during the last
I twenty-four hours, but none of them had
j any news of the St. Louis. .The Manitou
cf - thcvAtlantlc transport line, which
passed Nantucket to-day, was'askeu by
wireless telegraph if she had seen the St.
Louis. The vessel answered . "So." The
steamer Montevideo arrived after fifteen
days' journey, fighting with fierce blow
ing gales. • These* howling from vary
ing points, raised dangerous cross seas,
and plunging through the j tumult "the
Montevideo more than once seemed <Sq
the verge of going under. Five days out
from Cadiz huge seas smashed in her
starboard railing and, coming on board,
made splinters. of the deckhouse.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 35 .-Preliminary
negotiations of the treaty with Nicaragua
and Costa Rica looking toward the con
struction of an interooeanic canal by the
Nicaragua^ route wero opened to-day.
Senor Corea. Minister or Nicaragua,
was In conference with Secretary Hay at
tba State Department for more than an
hour. They thoroughly discussed the
situation. Minister Oorca. assuring Sec
retary Hay that his Government, as well
as that of Corta Rica, was absolutely sin
cere, and earnestly desirous of conceding;
the treaty at an early date. This confer
ence will be followed by others within a
very ehort time.
Colombia lias been thrown over. • This
is known from a statement of a high offi
cial of the State Department. The Presi
dent and Secretary Hay are thoroughly
convinced that Colombia Is Insincere and
that she desire.*, even less now than three
months ago, to conclude a treaty. She
thinks tfce United States will eventualiy
«-<<me to her on the best terms the United
States can offer. The opening of prelimi
nary negotiations with Minister Corea Is
evidence that the administration has
Kiven up hope of negotiating a treaty
Minister Corea has steadfastly refused
i-» be used as a means of forcing- Colom
bia to come to time. He has stood aside
until the negotiations with Colombia have
about failed. Now he is ready to
his Government, and Senor Calvo. Minis
ter of Costa Rica, is prepared to represent
his Government in negotiations of a
treaty providing for a Nicaraguan canal.
The entire question will probably be
taken up and considered in detail at the
J'abinet meeting: to-morrow. President
Roosevelt feels that the administration
lias done everything it can in an effort
to conclude a treaty with Colombia.
•Reasonable liberality" was the policy
which the administration has followed
i hroughout the long and diligent effort to
nduce Colombia, to come to an agreement.
If the administration had allowed the
1'nited States to be taken by the throat
a Jrealy might have been signed by this
time, although it Is doubtful whether it
ever would have been ratified by the Sen
ate. But President Roosevelt and Sec
retary Hay were not inclined to such
President Roosevelt is still considering
¦±f> transmission of a message to Con
rre-s telling of the failure of the negotla- .
lions and setting forth the reasons why.
But several Senators have expressed to
the administration their opinion that
#t:ch a message Is not necessary. Their
belief ts that the best policy lies in the
Dl>enlng of formal negotiations without
»ny communications to Congress until the
:ime comes for the transmission of the
5p»ci«J Dispatch to The Call
Treaty Now Likely to Be
Arranged Without More
Company Admits That the
Vessel's Boilers Are Not
in Good Trim.
Anxiety Aroused for
Safety of Miss
Minister Corea Has a
PUERTO CABELLO. Jan. 15.— The people of Puerto
Cabello were at a loss last niglit to understand
action of the German cruiser. Earlv this
* ¦ • *
morning, however. Commodore Scheder sent the
following communication to the Venezuelan authorities through
William II. Volkmar, acting American Consul here:
"Referring to my letter of the 9th inst., I have to inform
you that I fired a shell yesterday at Fort La Vigia, because,
agaiyst my explicit prohibition,, the presence has been observed
there of unauthorized persons. Judging from reports these per
sons were soldiers.
The statement of the German commodore that there Avere
unauthorized persons in the fort is denied by the authorities
WTLLEMSTAD. Curacao, Jan. 15. — United States Minis
ter Bowcn is empowered, it is reported from Caracas, to close
with a New York syndicate represented by J. & \V. Scligman
& Co. for a loan to' Venezuela of $25,000,000. The money
thus raised is to be used to pay off all foreign claims.
The Venezuelan Government will guarantee the loan with
import duties collected at the custom-houses in Puerto Ca
bello and Carupano. In order to pay off his troops President
Castro is trying to raise $500,000 by forcing a loan from Ven
ezuelans and by requesting foreign merchants to lend sums pro
portionate to their business.
Venezuelan troops sent to La Guaira threaten to pillage
Surgeons performed air operation upon
Gcnzales at the City Hospital this'after
- noon. Tlie operation wd!»! regarded as
successful, but in the- judgment of' the
physicians the wounded man ' lias only
on< chance in five bo Hye!.. His constitu
tion and habits- of life. :', however, are
stated to be greatly, in his favor. The
wound Is an ugly one. the liver, an.] in
testinesi bcinjcr punctured:* Gonzalci* is of
Spanish descent, being, 1 he >on of Am
brose Jose Gonzales, -vwl»o with Narieso
T-opez bepan the struggle for Cuban in
dependence in 1S4S. He* Is i5 ye,ars old.
•lie himself served in" ihe ranks of the
Big Atlantic Liner
Now Four pays
United States Ends
Without Warning the Lieutenant Governor Fires at Political Op=
ponent, Narcisco Gener Gonzales, oh the Street in^Full View
of State Capitol at Columbia, Inflicting Probably Fai0Wound
Surprise in Puerto Cabello
at Action of Cruiser's
TILLMAN'S NEPHEW SHOOTS
DOWN THE SOUTH CAROLINA
EDITOR WHO OPPOSED HIM
OF ST. LOUIS
Kaiser's Commodore Sharp*
ly Checks Alleged Viof
lation of Order.
GERMAN WARSHIP SHELLS
FORTRESS IN VENEZUELA
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 1903.
VOLUME XCI1I— "SO. 47.
The San Francisco Call
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