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letter to Representative Watson
Affirms Fealty to Tariff.
Ptfiident Roosevelt, in a letter given out yes
ttrday by the Republican Congressional Cam
ytltn Corr.Tr.iuee, outlines the issues of the cam
jaljn. stows the need of returning a Republi
cs majority to the House, says that Congress
Ut only partly done the work that should l>e
foot wlthir. the next year or two. and discusses
irfth unusual clearnesa and frankness the tights
4 vag* earners and the control of corpora-
Hoes. He jraises the Republican Congressmen,
tnd §ay» that only the greatest harmony and
Ifellty could have produced the excellent re
mits sMsined. He cays tnat it is of the high
m hsportance that the next Congress should
It Republican.
This letter was addressed to Representative
femes E Watson, of Indiana, who is a candidate
tor It-eta Hon. and has offered his services to
t* Congressional committee for the entire cam
ttifTi. Congressman Sherman, chairman of the
aonpaign committee, told the President that the
pßty !ead<?:s were unanimously of the opinion
Alt th» Pr^ident should outline the issues of
Iteeamnaipr.. The Congressmen from this state
sne written the PresidenT many letters urging
& same thing.
the letter to Mr. Watson sr •• '.;s for itself,
tad w a. c follows:
I bear, through Speaker Cannon and Representa
th» Sherman, that you have volunteered to give
row Will l to the Congressional Committee for
toe entire campaign, without regard to the effect
a ray have upon your canvass in your own district,
ib<! I fee! like writing you a word of congratula
tion and of earnest hope for the success of your
i tlorts. Ii there were only partisan Issues involved
la thle contest I Fhould hesitate to say anything
publicly in reference thereto. But I do not feel
llstSttCb la the case. On tie contrary, I feel that
•11 food citizens who have the welfare of America
*t heart should appreciate the Immense amount
t£*t hat bern accomplished by the present Coo
rrtw, organized as it is, and the urgent naed of
keeping this organization in power. With Mr.
Cannon as Breaker, the House has accomplished a
literally phenomenal amount of good work. It has
thown a ■ DUFaee. good sense and patriotism such
that it Trould be a real and serious misfortune for
the country to fall to reoosnize. To change the
leadership and organization of the House at this
On* means to bring confusion upon those who
tare be*n successfully engaged In the steady work
teg out of a gr<-;tt and i .pr.-hensive scheme for
the betterment of our Boctal. industrial and civic
eon<!it!.«.»; S-uc'ii ,i change would substitute a pur
(owleis confusion, a violent and hurtful oscillation
»«*•«■•'•: the positions of the extreme radical and
toe extreme reactionary for the present orderly
progress along the lines of a carefully thought
ful policy.
Th« interest* of this nation are as varied as they
m vat i Congress must take account, not of one
Bati'«::.: nred, but of my and widely different na
tions! r.reds and 1 speak with historic accuracy
•fcan : Fay that not ill our time has any other Con
tȣS done to well in so many different fields of
tndeav- us the resent Congress has done. No
' r mjT»-!.<- can do everything. Still less car. it in
o=e session meet every nee i. At its first session
the pr*-.--etu Congress, in addition to th« many tasks
I actually completed, undertook several tasks
«hich I Sfmly believe it will bring to completion In
iv <-<r.,... session next winter. Among these I
tope ai ; d believe that the bills to prohibit political
ttratiibutions by corporations. and to lower the
<Ji;t<*s on Imports from the l'mlipi>!ne Islands, each
oJ Hi.;. has hf-en passed by one House, will be
«a<Mr-d into law. I hope, and 1 have reason to be
«•'•«. that favorable action will be taken upon the
Ml! liinjtir.g the number <"»f hours of employment
•f railway employes T' < s - and one or two other
*"easur<r!», the tmem of which I have reason to
«wpe for. are important But far more Important
■X the measures which have a-tuslly been passed,
«J>(J as to these* m'-;isur<--s 1 wish to reiterate that
Jaejr are not Important in .•. merely partisan sense,
J' J ' are important because they subserve the wei
»re of our people as a whole, of our nation as an
entirety. They are important because those who
•flactrt them into law thereby showed themselves
T o be fit representatives of all good Americans.
Manama canal credit to congress.
In affairs outside of our own country our great
l^rk has be*n beginning to dig the Panama Canal.
fh« a.-yui*=iticn of the cuna! • was due to the
wiliative of Congress, and the fact that the work
thfwon is r.'»w being done in the most thorough
and satisfactory Citsblon is • ire- to the action of
J»« present Congress at the session Just closed.
Or.ly this art'on rendered ibe work possible, and
'he heartiest acknowledgments are due to the far
seeinjj B*rtetl*ni of those who thus made it pos
•'•'>>. 1;, olssina: of the Panama Canal is the co
io»»ai eaglaeerfns feat of ai! the ..«<■-;. No task as
*"■ '■•" ■' tv( .. j. jrfj has Vf . r been undertaken by any
J r '* nation. Tiie Intereeta banded, together to op
j)';!-e it »>.,«. g'jjj are numei ■■■>■ arid bitter.
f™,"! 08 * «t then irith a pecallarly sinister basis
• i Ji^i cppr * ltll; ri. This sinister opposition rarely
3..aeeu, v^n«u r es openly to announce Its antagonism
i \1 c iL ' XiX ft * TOch; Sometimes It takes the form
'„'* » *2£?»tl«i ;<p;iinst tiie management and
Ikr^i for :<:i tevesUcatJoa under clrcum
?w?!,. l" w ' ivl '"' me»n Indefinite delay. Some-
J vT L*il!S*^ th<> t«rm -1 mined opposition
t« iuIV^ p . Tlf i n ?*•■«« which v.-ill «iable U c work
to b^ done i,,,. rac:V . , ,«t. but . ,h, h ■ quick-
Tr c^m^ c T&llfa «ou,,ress he,-,, either timid
»T/' "Vh 'I I r ad nr "- «>•<= leaders of Congress
* - .i,J Z-^u ' rt , 11 * r -, K ''Kht»u resolution in the nuii
- • : ■ - - . , , f ,i«,., li,,ii « • el.
* r *" V ",; (he effort
:r ; '•*••■»'<■'' . rs ihrougli
-^-'•' h o a w ot ßn£
it U .hat if th- .Atn^n thepTn^nJ
Utaal to he baflt in speedy and efiiclent fT^hlo-i
they jjUouid bpbold the h-.rdsof ™*o who in he
SST^J Oinßr<es haY " S «-~^tiv,iy cbimpfcn^S
xel:i> of strong navy RECQOKIZED.
S<, le«s praiseworthy has been the attitude of
Jt» Cor;press la « ■ur.tU'.uints to »r.:lia and maintain
<? * ;.:»r : plane Of emHency the i niu.i States
* ay - This country is ln«vo«ably committea to
Coatlonrd on M-vrolli puce
To-,1 ... f.,: r
Tomnrron-, ' ; " •"""I coolcrj south >n.'«.
Listens to Evangelist's Tirade on
City Hall Steps.
While Acting: Mayor McGowan was looking
out of his window in the City Hall yesterday
afternoon, listening to members of the Evangel
ist Committee of New York, who, with the per
mission of the city, were holding a revival
meeting on the City Hall steps, he had to listen
to criticisms of his course in the recent Brook
lyn Rapid Transit fare dispute.
The meetings are held every Monday, and last
from an hour to three hours. The meeting yes
terday was held in the hot sun, and lasted three
hours. Dr. Jame3 D. Ely presided, and the Rev.
Dr. Watson was another clergyman present.
The speaker who criticised the Mayor was
Frederick Schleverea, an actor, converted by
Dwight L. Moody.
Acting Mayor McGowan refused to say any
thing about the man's criticism of him. Con
troller Metz happened in to see the Acting
Mayor while Mr. McGowan was being asked
about the incident, and he heard what had hap
"What!" he cried. "Right on your own steps.
Why didn f t you kick 'em off the platform? I'd
have kicked 'em off, and the platform, too."
Fugitive Automobilist Captured by
Means of Telephone.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Greenwich. Conn., Aug. 20.— A young man
who ran over six-year-old George Martin with
his automobile and then ran away from an
angry mob to 'Westport. where he was captured
by the aid of a telephone and brought back to
Greenwich, says he Is Charles Read, of Philadel
phia. To-night he succeeded in getting a $300
bond, and continued his Journey to the White
Read was on the Boston Post Road when he
came to a truck on which two small boys were
stealing a ride. The driver called to them to
get off and brandished his whip. The hoys went
in opposite directions, the Martin boy running
directly in front of the automobile. The radiator
struck the boy and he fell, the body of the car
going over him.
Read stopped the car. but when the crowd
surged about him and threatened all kinds of
Injury he hurried away. Prosecuting Attorney
White telephoned to Westport and Read was
brought back.
The boy's head was cut, his limbs bruised and
swollen, and It is thought he received Internal
Keepers Kay Muzzle and Let Out Sick Rajah
in Bronx.
Rajah, the big Bengal tiger of the Bronx
Zoological Park, has been sick recently. The
keepers say this is because he does not get
enough exercise in his narrow cage, and longs
for the wide sweeps of his native forests. They
also say that a Chicago animal trainer who re
cently visited the park made a suggestion to
the authorities which is likely to be carried out
in the near future.
The visitor suggested that a strong steel muz
zle and a set of small steel, leather-covered
cages for his four paws be procured for Rajah.
With these ami- two stout steel chains the great
brute might be allowed to roam about the park
without danger to visitors.
Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Trains De
layed in California and Arizona.
Los Angeles, Aug. 20. -Cloudbursts in Arizona
and California yesterday and last night have
completely tied up the transcontinental lines of
the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific.
No trains have gone Kast from here since last
Saturday and several are held at various points.
The rain has now ceased, however, and condi
tions are Improving. Both roads expect to have
thr- tracks cleared and traffic moving again by
to-morrow morning.
WaraUonotn. Ohio. Aug 20— Three persons
were killed and a dozen injured In a wreck on
the Western < ihio Electric Railway to-night.
The car. which was running at high speed, left
the tia<k on a curve.
Ottawa, Kan , Aug. 20.— Mrs. Mahala Lewis, a
N'etro, said to be i'J*> years old. died here last
night. She could toll many incidents In the life
of George Washington, whom she insisted she
had en many time*. Mrs. Lewis was a native
Ut VliciniP..
Vienna, Aug. Severe thunderstorms and
hailstorm* occurred on Sunday and to-day \r
many parts of Austria and Hungary. A great
deal of snow fell In the Alps, and many ravel
tors are snowed up in shelter huts there.
[By T>!<>gra;>h to Th« Tribune ]
Kagl*. Col.; Aug. Sfc-Ffank Fi^ir.B. of this place,
sa-s be is the champion Ice cream «eater of Col
orado. Kleins has Just won hi* spurs In a novel
coated with John Moot* and Eugene Enos. He
w«» V ed that he would eat one-half dish m than
combined, Moore on* Bno«^ate|snvpa^
dishc*. whereupon Flggta* kept his part of the
l^uJ-VoK i-parUHn*,' <iln*.-r Cb»i:pof»» True
Gir«xtr r;ii\or. Try i:.-A<!v'-. — -
SEW- YORK. TIKSDAV. AIV.IST iM. lIMHi. - 7WKLYK VM \KS - : r , ' -„
Bin.nixes that sni khkd in the stkickkn Chilian iitiks.
Tammany for Organization Man,
Whoever He Is, Says Frawley.
District Attorney Jerome says that the politi
cal iesue this fall in this state will be political
liberty, the same as it was last fall, when he
ran for District Attorney against the candidates
of the old machines. Mr. Jerome, whose brief
statement saying he would run as a candidate
for Governor if the Democratic State Convention
nominated him provoked wide comment yester
day, was asked to supplement his Sunday Lake
ville statement. He was quoted as follows:
I have felt doubtful about this whole situation
because I felt that I had been elected to a high
office and owed a duty to it. I was the more
reluctant because I had only recently made a"
hard campaign for District Attorney and still
felt the physical strain of it. For this and other
personal reasons I felt reluctant to enter the sit
uation in any way, particularly when I could not
be sure of the duty.
But presently the time came when it began to
seem clear to me that the conditions were ap
proaching the issue on which I made my fight
last year— the principle of political liberty. I
realized that I was not the issue in that cam
paign. It made very little difference whether
the office was that of District Attorney or a
mere clerical one. or who the candidate was. It
was not the office, but the issue. I felt that
having made a fight on that principle once if
the demand should come to me I could not re
fuse to go forward to another fight for that same
principle, whatever personal reasons I might
have for not desiring to. I felt I was commit
ted to the principle, that was all.
Senator Frawley says that the Tammany men
in his district will fall In line for the organiza
tion candidate, whether he turns out to be Hearst
or Jerome. Senator Frawley is generally re
garded as something of a Hearst man. although
he has a high regard for the District Attorney.
When asked about his choice yesterday, he said:
"I am an organization man, first and last. If
the organization decides for Hearst, Hearst it
will be for me. and if for Jerome then I shall
do what I can for Jerome's election."
"Is Jerome as strong with the voters as he
was last fall?"
"No one can tell to a certainty. He made a
magnificent run last fall. The situation may be
different now. though. If it Is, the newspapers
have made it so. Some of the newspapers of
this city have been saying over and over again
that Jerome failed to make good. It would not
be surprising If that continual pounding has
had some effect As for Hearst, there isn't any
doubt thnt a good many people In my district
regard him as a political Messiah. He never
has been tried In a political office, and for that
reason there is not much of an argument against
"What if the Hearst men go ahead on Sep
tember 11 and name a full state ticket?"
"If he does that he will run the risk of being
turned down by the regular Democratic state
convention,'" said Senator Frawley. "I do not
care to discuss the situation further than to say
that I am an organization man, and that I shall
be for the regular candidate named at Buffalo
by the regulars."
Ex-Alderman Foley, who has about twenty
four hundred Hearst voters in his district, says
that Hearst is as strong there as he was last
"Jerome is a strong man. and If he got the
regular nomination, would run well," said Mr.
Foley. "I don't believe that the Republican
candidate will be defeated If there are two Dem
ocrats in the field. It is against reason to ex
pect it. I look to see the Republicans close up
their ranks and poll a fairly solid vote for their
ticket. With one Democrat running, 1 think we
would oeat the Republicans this fall."
"What will happen if the Hearst men name a
full ticket on September 11?"
"The chances are that the regulars will go
ahead and name Jerome or some other candi
date. If Hearst closes up his ticket it will mean
that he doesn't want the support of the regu
Charles F. Murphy did his customary sparring
when asked yesterday about Jerome as a candi
date for Governor. Inasmuch us the friends of
Mayor McClellan will load the fight for the
nomination of Jerome, the strong probability is
that Murphy will be for Hearst.
"Are you for Jerome?" he was asked.
"I will be for Jerome if he is the candidate of
the Democratic State Convention- It is too early
and too hot to come out in favor of any candi
dat •"
"Would Jerome be a stronger candidate than
"I have nothing to say on that point," said Mr.
"Doesn't it look as if you would have to choose
between Jerome and Hearst?"
"I don't know about that. A few weeks ago
Judge Parker gave out a long list of available
candidates — Carlisle. Adam and a dozen
more. What's the rntter with them? And, then,
Coler isn't dead, is he?"
"Norman E. Mack said last week that Tam
many's solid delegation would be for Hearst."
"I am glad that somebody can deliver Tam
many's 105 votes. I don't Bay that i can," said
Mr. Murphy.
Buyg Five Auto* to Use in Cam
William R. Hearst and Mux F. liunsen returned
from the \v. *t yesterday fill of optimism. Mr.
Hearst ha« purchased live large automobiles for
his campaign work among the gentlemen of th«
cornfields. Poon after rie has '■-■" told of his nomi
nation by the Independence League he will start
out. This is the first time on record, so far a.i
General Randera in Field with
Small Foree — More Arrests.
Havana, Aug. 20. — The increasing uneasiness
over insurrectionary manifestations in the west
ern part of Cuba was quieted to a slight degree
this evening by a decree of President Palma
appointing General Rafael Montalvo, Secretary
of Public Works, to be in direct charge of all
military operations against the insurgents.
President Palma also decreed the increase of
the Rural Guards to four thousand, the number
contemplated in the bill Introduced at the last
session of Congress.
Conservative estimates place the number of
the insurgents at from one thousand to twelve
The first death resulting from the insurrection
occurred this afternoon. While Governor Nunez
was automobiling to the westward, on the
Guanajay road, he overtook a detachment of
twenty rural guards, who were following the
trail of the insurrectionary leader Bandera.
Governor Nunez joined the party and with it
went some distance off the main road, when
suddenly one of Bandera's bands was encoun
In a rapid exchange of shots which ensued
Lieutenant Oregarlo Rogue, the commander of
the rural guards, was killed.
The band escaped, dragging with them two of
their men, who are believed to have been mor
tally wounded.
Many men who served as officers in the Cuban
revolutions against Spain to-day visited or tele
graphed to President Palma. tendering him their
services- for the suppression of the insurrection.
A special train to-night took one hundred
Rural Guards from Santa Clara and fifty artil
lerymen from Havana to Pinar del Rio. Not
even the railroad officials hive been informed
of the precise destination of these forces.
It is evident that the Pinar del Rio insurgents
are concentrating in the vicinity of the city of
Pinar del Rio, intent on occupying it for their
Both the government and the Western Rail
way telegraph wires were cut this afternoon be
tween Consolacion del Sur and Pinar del Rio for
several hours. Finally a guarded train took
workmen from Pinar del Rio and repaired the
lines. The workmen weje not molested, but it is
expected that the telegraph wires will be cut
again. To-night the telephone wires in that re
gion also were cut.
Numberless rumors are afloat of fighting in
the western part of the province of Havana. The
only facts are that Bandera's band, which has
been increased to seventy, while near the rail
road between Guanajay and San Antonio de los
Banos encountered eight Rural Guards, who im
mediately surrendered, were disarmed and let go.
Other smaller bands have gone out in that
vicinity and probably will concentrate with Ban
dera's force. The latter has attacked and rilled
stores and stolen mules and horses at pleasure.
The band stopped one railway train and shot at
an automobile.
Many revolutionists are reported to have left
Guanajay. including Colonel Llaneras. who was
captured with a Negro companion and a coach
loaded with arms, ammunition, medicines and
twenty machetes.
Several mure arrests were made to-day in
Havana of persons susnected of aiding the in
surrection. Some small quantities of arms and
ammunition have been seized.
The House and Senate to-day, after a con
ference with Secretary of State o'Karrill,
aik-jited a resolution declaring that the members
would endeavor to secure, jointly ami personally,
the re-establishment of order.
The .Mayor of Consolation del i^ar has been
suspended on suspicion of assisting the insur
gents, and other oTit ials are suspected.
A conspiracy has been discovered at Matan
zas, and the authorities are in possession of a
list of names of those alleged to be connected
with the plot, several of whom have been ux
There Is considerable discussion as to whether
Cuba, in the event of inability to suppress the
insurrection, should ask the United States far
assistance, or whether the United States may
not Intervene under the terms of the Plate
amendment without such request being pre
In the mean time the government assumes
that it is entirely able to cope with the situa
tion, although the condition of unrest may con
tinue for several weeks.
A dispatch to-day said a revolt began last
night in Havana Province, when General Quenti.i
Bar.dera, the Negro who distinguished himself In
the v.iir for independence; left Arroyo Arenas,
twelve miles west of Havana, with about twenty
men. It Is believed that the band was aug
mented to-day by a force armed with guns and
ammunition, which sot out from Havana. Gen
eral Bandera was the first man who crossed the
Spanish trochs which shut off the province
Pinar del Rio from Havana Province.
The Senate and House of Representatives met
this afternoon, Informally and secretly, to con
sider the situation.
Santiago de Cuba. Aug. 20.— General Demetrio
Castillo, who was Governor of the province of
Continued •'" '<>< unit pas*.
]) ••.'.-; Blackberry Brandy a positive cure.
H. T. Dewey £ 80113 Co., I'J.i Fulton St., New York.
Party Leaders United to Give
"Uncle Joe" a Good Send-off.
Springfield, 111.. Aug. 20.— The feature of the
Republican State Convention, which meets here
to-morrow, will be the Indorsement of Speaker
Cannon as the nominee for the' Presidency of
the United States in 19»K This action was de
cided upon to-night at a conference of the state
party leaders held at the State House.
All factions in the party are united in giving
Speaker Cannon's Presidential boom as enthu
siastic a send-off as possible, and a resolution
Indorsing his candidacy will be presented to the
convention. Another interesting event in the
convention's proceedings to-morrow will be the
indorsement of Senator Shelby M. Culioni for
re-election to the United States Senate. Sena
tor Cullom carried the recent primaries by a
good majority, and no other name but his will
go before the convention for Senator.
The nominations to be made are State Treas
urer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and
three trustees of the State University.
Construction Camp Man Carries Two
Bodies Home.
' [By Telegraph to The Tribune.}
Asheville. N. C. Aug. 20.^-CUude Miller, for
merly of this city, arrived here yesterday, bring
ing with him the bodies of Charles Smith, of
Asheville. and Al Powers, of Laurens, S. C, both
of whom were killed during a battle which was
fought In the mountains of Virginia between a
railroad construction gang and mountaineers.
The fight took p]ace in one of the railroad
camps, twenty miles from the nearest railroad
station. Miller was unable to give full details
of the fight, but says that at least nine men were
left for dead on the field. The mountaineers
attempted to rush the camp. The firing on both
sides continued for several hours.
Smith and Powers, who were foremen in the
Doggett camp.- were killed early in the fight.
Smith was shot while directing his men. and
Powers, who saw him fall, rushed to his assist
ance and was killed. Archie Miller, formerly
of this city, was desperately wounded. The
names of the others killed or wounded could not
be ascertained. The mountaineers are said to
have suffered severely.
Movement to Oppose Double Fares
After Midnight Begun.
f By Telegraph to The Tribune. |
Plttsburg. Aug. !>».— A bitter fight has devel
oped between the residents of the East End dis
trict and the Pittsburg Railways Company.
The right of the company, which controls
the street lines of the Pittsburg district, to
charge a 10-cent fare on night cars is to be
attacked, and Dr. H. B. Burns, a member of
Select Council, to-day prepared an ordinance to
prohibit it from charging more than five cents.
The after-midnight car travel in Pittsburg is
said to be the heaviest of any city of its size
in the country, and after midnight I<> cents has
always been chargt«J.
The movement was precipitated to-day by re
rorts of mistreatment of a party of East. End
persons last nening. The party was ordered to
transfer to another car. but refused, and tho
entire party was run to the car barns, where
they held the car five hours before getting off.
Chicago, Aug. 2m.— George L. Littl". of Buf
falo, was arrested this afternoon on a Michigan
Central train at Kensington, a suburb of Chi
cago, charged with bringing three Chinamen
Into this country, in violation of the Chinese
Exclusion act. While the detectives were ar
resting Little the Chinamen iled. from the train
i:nd escaped.
According to the conductor of the train. Little
had the three Chinamen secreted In a stateroom
in one of the sleeping < :n-s. The actions of tho
men aroused Stoddef's suspicion, and he caused
Little's arrest.
Little was arraigned before United States
Commissioner Fbote, who continued the hearing
until to-morrow morning. Litile denies that he
is guilty of the charge against him. declaring
that he had left Buffalo to come to Chicago l<»
obtain employment.
Athens, Aug. "<>.— M. Zalinis. who was Prime
Minis!" of Greece in IUUI, has been appointed
Governor of Crete, In succession to I'rlnca
•ieocse of Greece.
Pat Crowe, of Omaha, who became notorious
through his connection with the Cudahy kid
napping case, and who recently came to this
city, was arrested by detectives last night at 4-J
street and Broadway. He was charged with
being a suspicious person and Immediately taken
to Police Headquarters, where the police were
unuble to find a record of a case against him
in which he was wanted. After being In Head-
Quarters about an hour he was released.
vuui: tiikki: ckxts.
Disaster Is Exaggerated - (J
Cease — Estimated Losses.
The earthquakes in CM have practioallj
ceased, the resultant fires are out and the au
thorities and the |>eo|>le of Valparaiso and San
tiago are taking organized steps to relieve suf
ferinjr. care for the wounded and bury the dead.
IMspntcb.es received from Chili to-day tended
to show that the first estimates of casualties and
material damage had been exaggerated. It U
still impossible, however, to reach any correct
estimate of the dead and wounded. Estimate*
of the damage to property run from $200,0U0,00£
to 930t.M*W 1.000.
It is reitortetl thnt six or eight towns in the
stricken district have been destroyed, but detail*
are still lacking. Vina del Mar. which is a sub
urb of Valparaiso, is described as almost entire!?
in ruins.
Dynamite Used m Vwlpamm
Many Robbers Shot.
Valparaiso. Aug. 20. — The fires which broke
out after the earthquake have, as a result ol
stubborn efforts, finally been suppressed. Dyna
mite was largely used to this end.
The streets of the city are constantly patrolled
by military and other forces. The authorities
are taking energetic measures to maintain order
Many robbers have been shot and killed on th«
spot. Martial law prevails.
Telephone communication between here and
Santiago was restored to-day. The telegraph
wires, however, are still down, and the railroad
is not yet working. Most of the communication
are delivered here at the Municipal Building, on
Victoria Square, and sent dally over the moun
tains to Santiago by horsemen.
Most of the inhabitants of Valparaiso a/O
neither depressed nor cast down, and many ol
them are in high spirits.
Meat is being distributed in the streets hevw
by order of the authorities, and trainloads ox
provisions have been started from Santiago, but
cannot yet get through. The steamship Peni
has left here for Talcahuano. and will return
loaded with provisions.
The earthquake was not felt severely ax Con
cepcion, lijuiiue or Antofagasta.
The five story building or" the newspaper "El
Mercurio" has suffered practically no damage
whatever, and this is the only paper in Val
paraiso getting out daily editions.
It is firmly believed here that the Valparaiso
earthquake was more severe than the one whicbi
visited San Francisco. Losses in life and prop
erty are enormous, but all estimates are as y«t
Santiago de Chili. Aug. 2»>.— Refugees arrtY
tng here from Valparaiso say that one thousand
bodies already have been buried there. Twen
ty-tlve pillagers have been shot.
Lima. Aug. 2O— Dispatches from Valparaiso
received here to-day say that the earthquake
there caused immense destruction. The loss of
life is not given. The government will ask th*
Chilian Congress for an appropriation of #l«0,
tW.OOO for the .ft onst ruction of Valparaiso.
The tanks of Valparaiso will be open to-mor
row for two hours. No newspapers are yet pub
lished. So Englishmen or Americans wer*
killed or injured.
Among the buildings in Valparaiso that were
destroyed were the Cardinal Market, the Ens
lish. American an 1 German Hospital, thi
French nuns" convent, the wholesale drug ware
house of l>aube & Co.. the Grand Hotel, tha
M.-.. • Church and the house of the September
"!:■ lea at Sniuiaefo is MtlßMlid a: ?1."»«H>.-
At Abancay, capital of the Poruvian Depart
ment of Apurlmar. earth shocks were felt oa
Friday ami to-day.
Relief Work Begins at Santiago —
Valparaiso's Ruins.
Santiago de Chili. Aug. 2X— The bunks at Val
paraiso are safe, and th? damage to tSM com
mercial centre is not serious, but the populous
quarter has been completely wrecked.
Aug. 19 » delayed >.— situation 13 becomes
clearer. A relief committee was orranisct! luce

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