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NEWS FACILITIES,
Those of the Record-Union are the
best that can be procured on the
Pacific Slope-
VOLUME XCIV.—KO. 155.
SAN FRANCISCANS
HAVE A SCARE.
Greatly Excited Over a Report That
a Ferry Boat Is Burning.
Turned Out to bs a Snail Fire on I
Schooner, Doing Little Damage.
an Explosion Occurs While the
Vessel Was Being Loaded With
Gasoline, but No One Was In
jured and the Loss Will Amount
to but a Few Hundred Dollars.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—The
city was thrown into a state of great
excitement about 7:15 o'clock this
evening by the report that one of the
crowded ferry boats plying between
Oakland and San Francisco was on fire
just outside the slip. A lire alarm rung
in from the water-front district served
in a measure to confirm the report, and
rumors of a terrible catastrophe spread
with great rapidity.
The cause for the alarm was the ex
plosion of a tank of gasoline on the
gasoline schooner Moro, lying at Mis
sion-street wharf. The vessel was be
ing made ready for sea and her tanks
■were being filled with gasoline, when,
5n some unaccountable way, the pipe
through which the gasoline was con
ducted to the tank became displaced,
and a stream of gasoline shot down
Into the cabin, catching fire on one of
the lights. The flames spread rapidly,
and soon the cabin was enveloped in
flames, which spread to the gasoline
tanks, causing several explosions. Hap
pily, the force of the explosion was not
great, and no one was hurt. One man
•was thrown overboard, but was res
cued
The Moro is owned by J. S. Kimball
of this city, and plies between this
port and the Coquille River, in Ore
gon, touching at way ports. Captain
Jorgenson was ready to take the ves
sel to sea to-night, but her trip will
have to be postponed for a week or so
for repairs. The loss will amount to
Beveral hundred dollars.
NEW STEAMERS.
Contracts Which the Union Iron
Works Now Has on Hand.
PAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 24—The
growing iportance of trade with the
far Northwest has caused the Alaska
Commercial Company to provide for a
new steel steamer for the run between
San Francisco and St. Michaels. The
contract for its construction was signed
to-day with the Union Iron Works, a
provision being made that the vessel
must be ready in April. Its tonnage
■will be 2.CN10, It will have staterooms for
f>oo passengers, and will not make less
than fifteen knots an hour. The ves
sel will resemble the Pomona, but will
"be a larger and firmer ship.
Other steamers to be constructed here
this winter are a new ferry' boat for the
s>an Francisco-Oakland service, a Pa
cific Mail steamer and a small vessel
lor inter-island trade at Hawaii. The
contract for the ferry boat was signed
to-day. It will be of steel and about
the size of the Piedmont.
The new vessel for the Pacific Mail
Company is to replace the Orizaba
running as a freight boat between this
city and Mexico.
These contracts, together with the
iGovernment orders and the building of
a Japanese cruiser, will make the sea
son one of the most prosperous in the
liistory of the big ship yard.
STANFORD ESTATE.
Seven Legacies of 8100,000 Each to
be Paid in Cash.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—Mrs.
Pane Stanford will pay in cash seven
legacies of $10*1.000 each, left by her
late husband. The legatees are Leland
Stanford of this State. Charles
Stanford of New York and five other
Eastern relatives of the late Senator.
Mrs. Stanford claimed the right to
pay these legacies in real property sit
uated in Alameda. Napa. San Bernar
dino San Mateo and other counties.
The legatees entered a general demur
rer. The case was heard before Judge
Coffey to-day. Mrs. Stanford was rep
resenfed by Russell J. Wilson, who
made no contest. In fact, she sent a
cablegram from Europe to Judge Cof
fey stating that she desired a speedy
adjustment of the difficulty.
Judge Coffey sustained the demurrer.
Caving that the testator evidently in
tended the legacies to be paid in cash,
und that if this could be done without
r>reiudiee to other interests, it was so
KILLING OF TODD.
Doll Discharged at the Preliminary
Examination.
NEVADA CITY, Sept. 24.—The pre
liminary examination of Emil W. Doll,
accused of murdering U. G. Todd a
Veek ago while the two were on a spree
together, resulted this afternoon in the
discharge of the accused.
Although a Coroner's jury had found
that Todd was murdered. Magistrate
Holbrook held that the testimony at
the preliminary examination, which
•was the same as that at the inquest,
failed to show that the deceased did
tiot die from natural causes.
The examination was conducted with
closed doors by demand of Doll's at
torney, and the defense did not intro
duce any testimony.
Hnmboldt Fair.
EUREKA, Sept. 24.—Another large
Crowd attended the Ninth District Fair
at Femdale to-day. about 2,500 peo
ple being present. The fair practically
closed to-night, although special races
wvill occur to-morrow. To-day's races
resulted as follows:
Running, half mile dash. Fi Fi won.
{Tim* —0:50.
Trotting and pacing, three In five.
Gossip won. Fitz Almon second. Best
time—2:29.
Trotting, three in five, Beecher won
THE RECORD-UNION.
in three straight heats. Time—2:39,
2:3BVi. 2:35. Aimie Rooney second.
A Weaverville Woman Missing.
SAX FRANCISCO. Sept. 24.— The
authorities here are searching for Mrs.
I* A. Vinai of Weaverville, who came
to this city about six months ago from
her home on her way East. She has
never reaehird her destination, and her
friends have htard a rumor that she
has been robbtd of her money, about
$1,700, and that the ioss has affected
her mind. Sheriff Whelan, who was
appealed to, has been unable to find
any clew to the woman's whereabouts.
New Fish Hatcheries.
SANTA CRUZ. Sept. 24.—The Board
of Supervisors to-d ly appropriated $T«0fl
toward the construction of fish hatch
eries at Boulder Cretk. The hatch
eries wfll cost $1,500. the larger por
tion of which is to be raised by private
subscription. The Southern Pacific
Company has agreed to maintain them
at an annual cost of 13.000. From the
hatcheries the streams of the county
will be supplied with a million trout
each year.
Inquiry for California Wines.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.— J. A.
Fileher, Manager of the State Board of
Trade, is in receipt of a letter from
! Robert Hector, California's Commis
; sioner at Hamburg, stating that inquiry
i for California wines is increasing in
i that city. The Austrian Consul at
: Hamburg wants California's Hamburg
exhibit taken to Vienna. Mr. Fileher
is considering the proposition.
A Vessel Fired by Sailors.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 24.—The
British bark Cloncaird, which is ready
to sail for Europe with a cargo of
' wheat, was set on fire this morning,
presumably by some of the sailors who
wanted to prolong their spree on shore,
i The fire was started in the fore peak,
! but was discovered by the second mate
j and extinguished before any damage
| was done.
! Electric Road for Sonoma County.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept '-'4.—The
| Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Elec-
I trie Railway has finished fifteen miles
!of surveying in the vicinity of Sonoma,
! but will do no more active work, pend
ing th> disposal of .5400.000 of Ks bonds.
It is proposed to build seventy miles of
electric railroad in Sonoma County,
connecting with a shipping point at
Embarcadero.
A Minister Seriously Injured.
TACOMA, Sept. 24. —A Montezano
(Wash,), special to the "Ledger" says:
Rev. W. L Cosper, as a result of a
fall sustained a serious injury to his
spine, producing paralysis of the lower
part of the body, and it is doubtful if
he recovers. Rev. Cosper was a pio-
Deer missionary of the M. E. Church on
the Pacific Coast, having crossed the
isthmus in 1851.
Charged With Forgery.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24.— R. A. Bird.
ex-Secretary of G. J. Griffith, arrested
in San Francisco on a charge of forg
ing the name of his employer to num.- j
erous checks, and embezzling amounts
aggregating $3,000, was arraigned to
day before Justice Young, his examina- :
tion being set for the 29th inst., and
bail fixed at $2,000.
Robbed on Their Wedding Tonr.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—Among
the passengers on the steamer City of j
Pueblo, which arrived from Puget
Sound this morning, were Mr. and Mrs.
D. J. Mcintosh of Seattle. They were
on their bridal tour, and during the
trip were robbed of $110. Two steer
age passengers were arrested on sus
pieJon, but were released for want of
evidence.
Special Freeholders' Election.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 24.—A spec
ial election to select fifteen freehold
ers to draft a new charter for San
Francisco will be held December 14th.
This decision was unanimously reached
at a meeting of the Election Commis
sioners to-day. Mayor Phelan occu- j
pied the cnair. and Commissioners
Creswell and Black were present.
Murder in the First Degree.
SANTA ANA. Sep*. 24.—Manual Fel
lows, who shot and killed Dolores Gar
cia at Capistrino or. the night of Tune
10th last, was to-day found gulity of
murder in th*» first degree. Th,-» killing
was the result of a long standing feud
between the men. Garcia was killed
while stand'ng in the doorway of his
saloon.
Want Retail Liquor Tax Passed.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—The
Association of Wholesale and Retail
Liquor Dealers has asked the Super
visors to increase the liquor license tax
from $20 to $500. It is thought that
the change will decrease the number
of retail dealers ft* business by one
half, and help the remaining half.
Kern County's Outstanding Bonds.
BAKERSFIELD. Sept. 24—The Su
pervisors have called an election for
November 9th to decide the question of
refunding county bonds. The issue will
be about $235,000. at 4% per cent, in
terest .payable semi-annually, the
bonds to run ten to twenty years.
The Queen to Sail South.
SEATTLE. Sept. 24. —The steamer
Queen, which has been on the Alaska
route during the summer season, has
been withdrawn, and sails to-morrow
for San Francisco, when she will run
south. The Queen will carry no pas
sengers to San Francisco.
Suicide in Yuba Connty.
NAPA. Sept. 24. —John Johnson, who
some weeks ago, in company of Leon
Pellet, went on a mining prospecting
expedition, stoot and killed himself at
Brownsville. Yuba County. Cal., on
September 23d. after suffering for a
week or more with mountain fever.
Suit to Oust Supervisors.
URIAH (Cal.). Sept. 24.—The Mendo
cino County Grand Jury has instruct
ed the District Attorney to commence
proceedings to oust the Board of Super
visors from office on account of alleged
malfeasance.
Diphtheria Not Epidemic.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 24.—Acting
Health Officer O'Brien denies that diph
theria is epidemic in the Chinese quar
ter, declaring that but two houses have
been quarantined in the district.
SACRAMENTO, SATUBPAT MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1897.—EIGHT PAGES.
THE FEVER
STRICKEN SOUTH.
Plague at New Orleans as Virulent
as It Was in 1878.
Nine New Cases and Three Deaths An
nounced Yesterday,
A Mob Makes a Dastardly Attempt
to Burn a School Building
Which Was Used as a Hospital
for Yellow Fever Patients—The
Situation at Mobile.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 24.—Eminent
doctors believe that the work of the
Board of Health is productive of good
results, and that the fever is not
spreading, but on the contrary, is be
ing confined to localities. Thus far
there have been a few less than 100
cases and fifteen deaths. The death
rate is in the neighborhood of 15 per
cent. It was in 1878 16 per cent., so
that up to the present time the disease
is- about as virulent as it was in the
last great epidemic New Orleans had.
There were nine new cases to-day,
and the following deaths: Salvador
Casinci. 14L , 3 Chartres street; Frederick
Gund, 535 Marais street; Miss Dreyfus,
old No. 30 Bourbon street.
Of the ninety odd cases inNNc r Or
leans from the beginning, only four
have been among the negro population.
There are several serious cases among
those who are ill, but the Board of
Health is daily discharging patients as
cured.
Mayer Flower to-day ordered a force
of policemen to guard the Beauregard
School, on which a mob made an at
tack to burn it last night. Only a por
tion of the building was burned, and
it is still possible to use the structure
as a hospital for the treatment of yel
low fever patients. It was shortly af
ter midnight that the mob applied the
teh to the shoolhouse, and thereby
carried into execution a threat that
had been repeatedly made during yes
terday evening. When the firemen ar
rived en the scene their hose was cut,
but the department worked pluckily.
and with the assistance of a squad of
police, ultimately succeeded in quench
ing the flames. The burning of the
school created intense indignation here,
and the outrage was bitterly de
nounced.
Every newspaper in the city has ring
ing editorials, pledging itself to sup
port the Mayor in whatever action he
may take to punish the culprits and
carry into effeot the original determina
tion to establish a hospital In the
Beauregard school house.
A committee during the day called on
Mayor Flower to protest against the
use of the building as a hospital. His
honor fiercely denounced the outrage
of last night. He said that such occur
rences would do New Orleans more
harm than all the yellow fever epidem
ics combined. The quesition had arisen
whether there should be law and or
der here or anarchy. So far as he
was cencerned, he proposed to exhaust
every power at his command to estab
lish peace. A mob might threaten, but
the city had decided on the location
and all the threats in the world could
not deter him from his purpose to pro
tect the Sisters of Charity, and the
surgeon who woulld be sent to the
schoothouse to care for yellow fever
pa ti ants.
The Mayor has the support of well
nigh the entire community.
The situation here is generally un
changed. Freight is moving slowly,
and there is practically no passenger
traffic. The theaters are still open, and
amusements are not restrained. But
that New Orleans is losing hundreds
of thousands of dollars by foolish quar
antine is not to be doubted. The or
dering by the Southern Pacific Com
pany of the steamer Del Norte from
New York to Galveston means that all
Beastern freight destined for the Pa
cific Coast will go through the Texas
port until the quarantine embargo
against this city is raised.
THRr.E MORE DEATHS AT MOBILE
MOBILE( Ala ). Sept. 24.—There have
been three deaths and three new cases
the report handed out yesterday
at 2 o'clock. The deaths were: John
G. Bourne, reported last night; Rev.
Daniel Murray of St. Vincent's Par
rish: McDonald, aged 71 years, a
new case: Frank Stewart, found yes
terday afternoon dying in a negro cook
shop, on Water street, near Church
street.
Stewart had been on a spree for the
past ten days, and was not supposed,
last night, to have the fever. When he
died, however, he turned yellow, and
thus caused the definition of yellow fe
ver death.
Fa.her Murray was 30 years of age,
and a native of Middleton, County
Cork. Ireland. He preached at St. Vin
cent's last Sunday, telling the congre
gation to be prepared for the final sum
mons. That afternoon he was taken
sick, and had a continued high fever
from start to finish.
The bulletin to-day reports 41 cases.
G deaths, 19 discharged and 16 under
treatment. With one or two exceptions
the sick are doing well.
Dr. Ceorge A. Ketchum. President of
the Board of Health, remarks that the
sick of the fever are dwellers in one
s-tory houses, that is to say, sleep on
the ground floor. He infers that the
pjison moves along the ground.
The steady effort to get the string
ency of the quarantine against Mobile
modified is meeting with partial suc
cess. The river boats on the Alabama
Riv»r and the Torcbigbee left to-night
on the first trips for two weeks. They
wiS go up these rivers some 200 miles
carrying heavy cargoes of all kinds of
supplies, but no passengers. The rail
roads are also doing more work and
bringing in cotton and general mer
chandise.
YELLOW FEVER AT ATLANTA.
ATLANTA (Ga.), Sept. 24. — Dr.
James F. Alexander. President of the
Board of Health, furnished the follow
ing statement at 1 o'clock this after
noon:
"I oaid a visit to the yellow fever pa
tient, Miss Carrie F. Lemming, at 119
Auburn avenue. She is doing well;
there are no unfavorable symptoms,
and I regard it as a very mild case of
yellow fever. From present indications
I do not fear serious results.
"So far as any danger of the spread
of the disease is concerned, there need
be no apprehension among our people,
as the conditions existing here, in my
opinion, preclude the possibility of any
danger from an outbreak of yellow fe
ver in Atlanta"
PAID THEIR BILLS.
The Duke and Duchess of Rio
Grande Discharged.
LONDON, Sept. 24—Edgar Serge de
Neil and wife, otherwise known as the
"Duke and Duchess of Rio Grande."
were discharged from custody to-day,
the charges brought against them by
well-konwn hotels and boarding-houses
having been dismissed upon their coun
sel offering to pay the bills, and stating
that money for the purpose had been
received from the United States. Coun
sel also promised that the prisoners
would go to the continent immediately
if released.
A majority of the Judges consented
to the discharge of the prisoners, but
the foreman of the jury protested
against their release, on the ground
that it would defeat the ends of justice.
The money for the payment of the
bills of the complaining boarding-house
keepers and hotel proprietors was paid
into court.
Edgar Serge de Niel is said to be a
commander in the Brazilian navy.
STORM ON THE ATLANTIC.
Waves Roll Seventy-Five Feet
High Off Cape Hatteras.
NEW YORK, Sept. 24.—The steam
ship Andes of the Atlas Hue, which ar
rived here to-day from Port Limon and
Hayti, encountered very severe weather
and heavy seas. Mate Hayden said that
off Cape Hatteras the waves were
seventy-five feet high and seemed to
come from all directions. When they
broke together the ship's deck was cov
ered with spray. At times the deck of
the Andes was almost perpendicular.
These heavy seas continued until Bar
negat was reached.
About thirty miles south of Barnegat
there was observed in the sea the
deckhouse, apparently of a schooner,
five or six barrels of vegetables and
much planking. There were some
chairs and bits of upholstery, too, in
the wreckage. They may have been
washed off the deck of a schooner, or
possibly a ship may have gone under.
BUBONIC PLAGUE.
The Scourge Has Again Become
Active in India.
BOMBAY. Sept. 24.—The native
health statistics smow that the bubonic
j plague is again active, having crept
unobserved from hamlet to hamlet, un
til a wide area is affected.
The newspapers assert that the with
drawal of the medical officers for serv
j ice with the troops on the frnntier will
| entail consequences infinitely more dis-
I astrous than anything happening on
the frontier.
Miners Retnrn to Work.
WASHINGTON (Ind.), Sept. 24 —
The Montgomery coal miners went to
work in a body to-day. The price
paid for mining will be the same as be
fore, but the miners will be charged
less for their powder and oil.
SEPARATE SCHOOL QUESTION.
POLICE TAKE A HAND IN THE
WAR AT ALTON, ILL.
Trouble Over the Debarment of
Colored Children From the
White Schools.
ALTON (HI.), Sept. 24.—The city au
thorities have taken a hand in the
separate school question. The Chief
of Police was instructed to take his
entire night and day force and keep
the colored children and their parents
out of the white school.
For a time it seemed that this pol
icy would precipitate serious trouble.
Policemen were stationed at each of
the schools, and when the colored peo
ple came with their children and
sought to enter, as they had the day
before, the officers stood at the doors
and refused them admittance at the
"Washington School, which is in a por
tion ol the city where the colored peo
ple outnumber the whites. The ne
groes congregated upon a hill back of
the school house and held a consulta
tion. They decided to attempt to put
the children into the school in spite
of the officers, and marched over to
the school yard. For a time it seemed
that trouble could only be averted by
permitting the negroes to enter, but
the police held their ground and threat
ened to arrest any of them who should
attempt to enter the school against
orders.
The men and women remained at a
distance and urged the children to go
In. Some of them attempted it, but
they were sent back by the police, and
none were successful save a few boys,
who climbed in at the windows while
the officers guarded the doors. They
were promptly dislodged, and the col
ored people then retired again to the
hill back of the schoolhouse, where they
remained several hours and then re
turned to their homes.
At the Irving' and Lincoln schools the
same scenes were represented. A com
mittee of three colored men, accompan
ied by their attorney, then called upon
President Fink of the School Board and
asked him if it was the intention to
persist in the pohcy of excluding the
colored children from the schools at
tended by the whites. Mr. Fink as
sured them that such was th~ intention
of the board. The colored people then
held another meeting and instructed
three of their number to go to Spring
held and meet General Palmer, who
had wired them that he would assist
them in an effort to secure in the Fed
eral Court a mandamus compelling the
city authorities to permit the negroes
to attend school with the white chil
dren.
The negroes insist that the law is on
their side and flatly refuse to send their
children to the schools built for them.
The Supreme Court decisions in similar
cases at Galesburg. Quincy and Upper
Alton encourage them in the belief that
they will triumph in the courts.
MINE ACCIDENT
IN ILLINOIS.
A Terrific Explosion Occurs in
Goal Shalt Near Marion.
Just as Forty-Five Men Had Disappeared
Begin Their Day's Labor.
One Man Killed, Three Fatally In
jured and Six Others Severely
Burned and Bruised—An Un
known Miner Also Imprisoned
in the Shaft and Is Supposed to
be Dead.
MARION (I1L). Sept. 24.—One man
was killed, three fatally injured, and six
were severely burned and bruised by
an explosion of gas in the Williams
County coal mine to-day. An unknown
miner is still Imprisoned in th» shaft,
and was undoubtedly instantly killed.
The dead Frank Farrar, Italian
miner.
The injured: G. Grieti, burned by ex
plosion, will die; Peter Caster, burned
internally, will die; Joe Barlow, driver,
burned al>out head, will die.
A shift of forty-five men went dow'h
the main shaft in the cage at 7 o'clock
th\* morning. They had proceeded only
a short distance up the main gangway
when the lamp on the leader'? cap ig
nited a large body of gas. A terrible
explosion resulted. Farrar and the un
known miner were knocked down, the
latter being buried under a mass of
broken timbers and rocks.
Those who were able to crawl back
to the foot of the shaft signaled for the
caee, which had been blow n to the sur
face by the force of the explosion. Res
cuers descended, and soon all the in
jured men were brought to the surface.
LUETGERT MURDER TRIAL.
No Sensational Testimony Brought
Out Yesterday.
CHICAGO, Sept. 24.—The testimony
for the defense in the Luetgert trial to
day was for the most part that of wit
nesses who said they had seen Mrs.
Luetgert in the vicinity of Kenosha
Wis., within a few days after the date
on which it has been claimed by the
the State that she was murdered.
An effort was made to introduce evi
dence regarding threats that Mrs. Luet
gert is satd to have made of leaving
her home. When this question was
first brought up the court ruled that
threats of this kind, when made more
than one week prior to the disappear
ance of the woman, would be admissi
ble, but could not permit testimony on
this point dating back further than a
week.
The witnesses for the defense who
j were to testify regarding the intention
'of Mrs. Luetgert to leave her home
■ had heard her make the threats sev
! eial months prior to May Ist, and the
court threw out their evidence.
To-morrow r the defense will make a
strong effort to get the court to alter
its ruling on this point.
State's Attorney B*eneen was appar
ently not disturbed by the evidence of
the witnesses from Kenosha, Wis., who
identified the picture of Mrs. Luetgert
as that of a strange woman they saw
in the Wisconsin town on May 3d, 4th
and Hth. "Wait until we put on our
j rebuttal evidence." said the State's at
torney. "We will show this defense
up in a way that will be surprising."
To-morrow witnesses will be called to
show Luetgert's treatment of his wife.
It will be sought to be shown that he
was a model husband, and that his
home life was pleasant or reasonably
i so, and that there was no unusual bick
; ering or quarreling between himself and
his wife.
Next week, the testimony of experts
jin regard to the bones found in the fac
tory will be heard.
PRESIDENT McKINLEY.
Receives a Hearty Reception at
Lenox, Mass.
LENOX (Mass.), Sent. 24.— President
j and Mrs. McKinley, with the other
members of the party, which, for the
past two»days have been visiting in
Adams, reached Lenox this afternoon.
There was an immense crowd about
| the station at Pittsfield to meet them.
' Cheer after cheer was siven for the
President and his wife as they appeared
j upon the platform. Hon. John Sloane,
j whose guests they will be until to-mor
j row noon, welcomed them and escorted
, them to the vehicles awaiting to take
I them to his home.
The carriage was stopped in front of
the park, which was filled with a strug
; gling mass of young Americans. The
President had stated when he received
|an Invitation to stop the carriage for a
i moment at the park that he would not
! make any remarks. The tremendous
; enthusiasm of the school children was
i too much for the President, however,
! and he rose in his carriage and made a
| short address to them, referring to the
duties of citizenship before them, and
advising all to continue to live lives of
morality and virtue practiced in their
youth.
The President was then driven to the
links of the Lenox Golf Club where he
held a short reception. *
In the evening the Presidential party
dined at Wyndhurst with Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Sloane. afterward holding a re
ception to cottagers of the locality.
GONE STARK MAD.
A Murderer Loses His Mind
Through Fear of Being Lynched.
COLUMBUS (Kan.), Sept. 24.—Ed.
Staffieback. one of the notorious family
of murderers, in jail here, has gone
I stark mad through fear of lynching at
i the hands of a mob.
Ed. Staffieback is convicted of murder
in the first degree for the killing of
Frank Galbraith, one of the several per
sons supposed to have been murdered in
the den of the Stafflebacks at Galena,
this county. The constant talk of lynch
ing heard in connection with the search
ing of deserted mine shafts at Galena
for the bodies of other vicitms, has
caused him to become a raving maniac.
He is confined in a straight jacket.
VALESQUEZ COMMITS SUICIDE.
The Ex-Inspector-General of Police
Takes His Own Life in Prison.
CITY OF MEXICO. Sept. 24—Ex-In
spector-General of Police Eduardo Vel
asquez, at the early age of 32 years,
lies to-night a corpse, having taken his
life in Belem Prison some time during
this morning. The Inspector blew his
brains out with a revolver.
He was proud, exceedingly reserved,
rarely being known to smile, and very
ambitious, his rise from a humble po
sition through various posts to the
command of the police having been
sufficient to attract attention to him
as a man of great talent.
He was subjected yesterday to a long
examination by Judge Floree, and at
the conclusion, on his return to the
room in the prison, it was noted that
he showed great dejection and anguish
of mind. He has always been in the
habit of retiring late, and in prison
kept up his custom, retiring about 3
o'clock. At 11 o'clock this morning
the Warden of the prison went to call
him. He found the Inspector dead,
with a bullet wound in the right tem
ple, and on investigation, found a small
two-barreled pistol, with which the act
had been committed. The muzzle of
the pistol had been placed so close to
the temple and pressed into the skin
that it practically made no noise on be
ing discharged, hence the reason of no
report being heard by the guards.
In a letter left fn the room, Velasquez
said that the crime was suggested to
him by Inspector Villavicenio of the
Second Police District, who is in pris
on. He felt, he said, that his loyalty
to the Chief Magistrate, whose life had
been attempted, warranted him in put
ting Arroyo to death.
LIEUTENANT PEARY.
The Arctic Explorer Arrives at
Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24.—Lieuten
ant R. E. Peary, the Arctic explorer,
arrived in this city last night. He
went direct to the Lafayette Hotel, and
after a light lunch, retired to his room
without registering. He gave orders
not to be disturbed, saying that he
would receive no one. Early this morn
ing the explorer was driven to the
League Island Navy Yard, where he
said he was goting on official business.
He stated this morning that what he
considered the most important discov
ery was the finding of the relics of the
Greeley expedition. These were found
in Cape Sabine, but he said he would
not describe them for the present. The
party. Lieutenant Peary said, had ex
perienced a most unusual and stormy
season. They had but a few days that
could be called pleasant; that they
could do very little. He had. however,
succeeded in establishing headquarters
and a base of supplies in Greenland,
preparatory to his new expedition next
spring.
Lieutenant Peary will leave this city
for Washington this evening or early
to-morrow.
GASOLINE EXPLOSION.
One Man Fatally Burned and Six
Other Persons Injured.
CHICAGO, Sept. 24.—One man was
fatally burned and six other persons
injured last night by the explosion of a
gasoline stove at No. 181 West Adams
street. .The injured are: Charles E.
Mason, will die; John Lewis, J. T. Shel
don, Eva Evans, Albert Beach, Arthur
Emerson and Henry Martin.
The basement was occupied by Beach
and Emerson as a tamale kitchen.
While Emerson was filling the tank
of the stove it exploded, enveloping him
in flames and hurling him through the
door into an area way. Lewis was
blown fifty feet, and the others thrown
against the walls and floor.
Fears of a Yellow Fever Epidemic.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24.—The City
1 of Panama has constracted for a mod
; crn system of water works, having up
. to this time relied upon rainwater cis
; terns and bad wells. A Belgian firm
j has the contract which is already under
i way, and Consul-General Vifquain at
Panama, who reports the fact to the
State Department, says the necessary
; tearing up of the streets and ancient
sew ers will probably cause an epidemic
of yellow fever.
Peace in Uruguay.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24.—A cable
j gram received at the State Department
, from United States Minister Stewart at
i Montevideo announced the proclama
tion of peace there. He had previously
reported that all arrangements had
b«en made looking to this end, but that
the plan had to receive the ratification
of Congress. It is assumed that this
has now been given and that the insur
rection is at an end.
The Bainbridge Conflagration.
CHILLICOTHE (O.), Sept. 24.—A
careful estimate of the loss of life and
property in the conflagration at Bain
bridge yesterday shows two killed,
twelve injured, but none fatally, and
property valued at $59,700 totally de
stroyed. The insurance was only
$1,500.
Outbreak of Typhoid Fever.
LONDON, Sept, 24.—There is an out
' break of typhoid fever at Madstone,
Kent, due to the drainage from a hop
pickers' encampment polluting the
water. The temporary hospitals there
already contain 020 cases and the local
authorities have telegraphed for addi
tional doctors and nurses.
Floods Canse Great Loss of Life.
MADRAS, Sept. 24.—Floods have
washed away a bridge on the Banga
lore-Minsore Railroad, near Maddur.
An engine and five cars filled with pas
sengers were precipitated into the river,
causing great loss of life.
Export Duty on Coffee Suspended.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24.—The State
Department has been notified through
its Consuls at Carthagena and Barran
quilla that the Columbian Government
has suspended the export duty on cof
fee, which amounted to $1 00 per 110
pounds, and was a war tax.
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON". Sept. 24.—T0-day's
statement of the condition of the treas
ury shows: Available cash balance,
$215,521,10U; gold reserve, $146,885,501.
FOR YOUR FAMILY
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WHOLE NO. 17,511.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
OF BASEBALL.
A Very Exciting Race for the Sea
son's Championship.
Boston a Few Notches Above the Team
From Baltimore.
Nearly Thirteen Thousand People
Witness the Bean-Eaters and
Orioles Play the First Game of
the Closing Series, Which Will
Probably Determine Which
Team Will Win the Pennant.
BALTIMORE, Sept, 24.—Nearly 13,
--000 persons saw Boston's baseball
players beat the champions to-day and
take the lead in the exciting- race for
the season's championship. One hun
dred and thirty-five of these people
were Bostonians, who came over to
"root" for their fellow citizens. Be
decked with red badges and armed with
itin horns, they made noise enough for
ten times their number, and to-night
they are in an excessively cheerful
frame of mind. Not so with the rest
of the crowd, for they have no excuse
to make for the beaten champions. The
game was fairly won by superior play
ing, timely batting, better base running,
sharper and cleaner fielding, in which
Hamilton, Long and Tenney played
probably the most conspicuous parts,
two of Long's and one of Tenney's
catches being of the most sensational
order.
At first it looked like an easy victory
for the Champions, when the visitors
went out in one, two, three order in
successive innings, and the Orioles had
two tallies tucked away, but there was
a change in the fourth, when Doyle,
usually faultless in his fielding, fesl over
an easy bounder right into his hands,
giving Stahl a life, and letting Ten
ney in with a run. This piece of bad
playing was followed by a bit of hard
luck, when Stenzel lined out a three
bagger, but was instantly caught try
ing to come home on Doyle's easy one
to Collins.
A period of demoralization which dc*> 3
not show in the score overtook the Bal
timcreans at this juncture, and two
runs put the visitors in the lead. This
lead would have been overcome, as the
sequel shows, but "Brother Joe" cinch
ed it for the visitors by presenting
them with two runs in the seventh, a
throw over Doyle's head in trying to
field an easy bunt, a wild pitch and
another fall-down on a simple little
grounder by Lowe, netting three runs
after gilt-edged chances to retire the
side had been offered and lost.
It seemed quite hopeful for the Cham
pions again in the ninth, when Doyle,
Reitz and Robinson singled, one after
the other, sending Doyle in with a
run, a-nd Reitz followed with another
on McGraw's single, Quinn going out
in the meantime on a long By to Ham
ilton. With four runs in, two men on
bases and only one out, it looked good
for Baltimore, but Long jumped way
up into the air, pulled down Keller's
red-hot liner, threw it to Lowe at sec
ond doubling Captain Robinson, who
had incautiously lit out for third base
when Keller hit the ball.
This ended the agony and the score
tells the rest. Attendance, 12,900. The
score:
Baltimore. a.b. r. b.h. P.o. a. c.
McGraw. 3b 3 1 2 3 3 0
KeHer. rf 4 0 1 1 0 0
Kelly. If 3 0 110 0
Jennings, ss 4 1 2 1 I 0
Stenzef. cf 4 0 1 2 0 0
Doyle, lb 4 1 2 < 0 2
Reitz, 2b 4 1 1 0 1 0
Rol.inson. c 4 0 1 10 1 0
Corbett. p 2 0 0 1 1 I
Pond, p 10 10 0 0
Quinn* I_o_o _0 J>
Totals 34 4 12 27 8 3
•Batted for Pond.
Boston. a.b. r. b.h. P.o. a.c.
Hamilton, cf "» 1 0 1 0 0
Tenney. lb 2 1 0 61 0
Luwe, 2b 5 0 2 7 0 0
Stahl. rf 5 0 1 0 0 0
Duffv, If 4 1 1 1 1 0
Collins, 3b 4 0 0 1 4 0
Long, ss 4 1 3 > 3 0
Bergen, c 4 1 1 d 2 0
Nichols, p 4 12_ 2. —
Totals 37 ~6 1 »26 12' 0
•Hit by batted ball.
Runs by innings. 123456 789
Baltimore 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-4
Boston 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 o—6
Earned runs—Baltimore 3, Boston 2.
Two-base hits—Kelly. Lowe, Bergen. Duf
fy Long. Three-base hit—Stenzcl. Sacri
fice hit—Keeler. Stolen bases—McGraw
2. Jennings, Stahl. Lowe, Long, Duffy.
Double plays—Corbett and Jennings; Mc-
Graw and Doyle; Long and Lowe. Left
on bases—Baltimore 7, Boston 8. * irst
base on balls—Off Corbett 2. off Nichols
3, off Tond 2. Struck out—By Corbett b.
by Nichols 2. by Pond L Passed balls—
Bergen. Robinson. Wild pitch—Corbett.
Time—2:ls. Umpires— Emslie and Hurst.
BROOKLYN PHILADELPHIA GAME
BROOKLYN, Sept. 24.—About th.i
most exciting incident connected with
the Brooklyn-Philadelphia game here
to-day was the behavior of Pitcher
TaylDr toward the umpire. He was fin
ally fined $25. Attendance, 400. Score:
Brooklyn 10, hits 15, errors 4; Phila
delphia 9, hits 14, errors 2. Batteries
—Dunn, Grim and Burrell; Taylor and
Clements. Umpire—Carpenter.
DOUBLE-HEADER AT NEW YORK.
NEW YORK. Sept. 24.—1n the
double-header to-day the Giants and
Senators broke even. Score: First
game—New York 2, hits 8, errorrs .5;
Washington 7, hits 15, errors 3. Bat
teries—Sullivan and Zearfoss; McJames
and Maguire. Umpire—Lynch. Second
game-New York 8. hits 12, errors 3;
Washington 4, hits 8, errors 4. Bat
teries—Seymour and Warner; Mercer
and McGuire.
Every Business Honse Bnrned.
MUSKOGEE (I. T.). Sept. 24 -Every
business house in the town of Alton,
fifteen miles west of here, ga» destroyed
by fire this afternoon. The Frisco de
pot was among the buildings dest™>e<L
Fifteen cars loaded with wheat were
also destroyed. The total loss Is stated
to be over $50,000.
Forty Persons Killed.
LONDON, Sept. 24.—A private dis
patch from Rome says that about forty
persons were killed and many others
injured by an earthslip at the sulphur
mines near Girgenti.

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