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including Star's Sunday Magazine and Colored Comic Section. W No. 74.-No. 16,765. WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, a tat WEATHER. Fair and warmer today and tomorrow. AUGUST 19, 1906."* FIVE DBStflfj Valparaiso and Santiago Terror Stricken With Panic. FLAMES ADD TO THE HORROR Property Losses Will Mount Up in the Millions. DISTURBANCES COVER BIG AREA Number of Minor Towns Are Destroy ?d?Valparaiso Described as Nearly Wiped Out?Shock Thursday. Fully five thousand persons, according to the latest dispatches from Santiago de Chile, lost their lives In the Valparaiso dis aster. Santiago also suffered severely. Thirty people were killed there, and the property loss Is placed at J2.000.000. Except the foregoing, no estimates of the damages and casualties caused by the earthquake in Chile had been received at New York up to 11 o'clock tonight, and the above dispatch lacks confirmation. Panic reigns in both cities. The people are in the grip of fear of further shocks and are fleeing. Refugees from Valparaiso are retting into Santiago, forty-two miles away. The disturbances have covered a large area. Shocks were felt in Tacna, in the extreme north of Chile. A number of minor towns have been either destroyed or materially damaged. Valparaiso has been described as "nearly destroyed," while another message says half that city has become a prey to the earthquake and the flames. The loss of life and property undoubt edly was very heavy. Telegraphic communication has been es tablished with Chile, but no messages have yet been received from Valparaiso. The first shock occurred Thursday even ing about S o'clock and was followed by others at intervals throughout the night. Panic prevailed and the steamers were filled with hysterical, wailing and praying people. Half the inhabitants of Santiago stayed on the streets or fled to the coun try Thursday night. Fires followed in Santiago, but were quickly extinguished by a providential heavy downpour. Valparaiso suffered much from lire. Many people have left the two cities and the stream of refugees continues. The disturbance^, are confined to the Pa cific slope of the Andes, but Iquique, the center of the nitrate industry, has escaped injury. The disturbances were recorded by ?eismographs In Washington, Honolulu, Hamburg Goettinger. Various firms in Europe and Ame;lca with business interests in Chile have re ceived messages announcing the safety of employes. Among the places reported to have been damaged or destroyed art Vina Del Mar, la,000 people, three miles from Valparaiso; Qullpque and Limachea of 4,000 people each, in Valparaiso province; Quillota, twenty-six miles from Valparaiso; Llapel, 6,000 people, 130 miles northwest of Santiago; Vallenar, 0,000 people, 300 miles north of Santiago, and other small towns. Houses In Valparaiso and Santiago, as well as other towns In Chile, are bulk to withstand earthquakes. They are made of ?tone with thick walls and are seldom more than two stories high. They are therefore not very combustible, as was the case in Ban Francisco. SANTIAGO, Chile, August 18.?It is re ported from Valparaiso that B,000 deaths resulted from the earthquake there. De tails are Incomplete, as there is no direct communication between Valparaiso and Santiago. In this city there were thirty deaths. The value of property destroyed will reach $2,000,000. SANTIAGO, Chile, August 16 (delayed In transmission).?The worst earthquake ever remembered occurred this evening, begln !ng at about 8 o'clock. Houses fell In the ?treets, which were filled with hysterical people. The clerks at the cable offices say that the telegraph lines to the. coast are severed. The electric lights are out and as the correspondent Is trying to file this dis patch the earthquake Is again starting. He can hear people walling and praying in the streets, while the fire bells throughout the city are ringing out alarms. Lasted Three Minutes. SANTIAGO, Chile, August 18.?The earth quake lasted three and a half minutes. All the telegraph and telephone lines were Interrupted for some time, and as yet there is no news regarding the extent or the damage done In the provinces. In Santiago several persons were killed or injured. A few fires broke out, but these were promptly extinguished by heavy showers after t^p earthquake. Practically half the population passed the night In the squares or avenues of the city. The observatory seismograph was ren dered useless by the violence of the shocks. Seismic Disturbances A11 Over. BUENOS AYRES, August 18.?A tele gram received here from Punta Devaras ?ays that a train from Santiago, Chile, (Continued on Second Page!) RUMPUS II MARYLAND Row in the Original Bryan Camp OVER GOTHAM DELEGATION To Receive the Nebraskan on Return From Europe. BOMBSHELL AMONG DEMOCRATS Statement From the Secretary of the Official State Deputation Brings Matters to Climax. Special DI?;>?teh to The Star. BALTIMORE, Md., August 18.?There is a rumpus In the camp of the original dyed in-the-wool democrats of Maryland. The champions ot the Nebraskan smiled when the organization democrats, who opposed Bryan in two campaigns, made a helter skelter dash to get on the Bryan band wagon of 1?06. Now these same organization democrats are grinning hilariously over the row In the "original Bryan" camp, which reached a climax tonight when W. E. Beveridge, secretary of the "official" Bryan recaption delegation, issued the following statement: "There will be only one official Bryan re ception delegation to New York and that will be the one already recognized and ac cepted by Mr. Bryan. This delegation is headed by Gen. A. Leo Knott, chairman, and of which MaJ. John I. Yenott is treas urer and W. E Beveridge secretary. Those in charge of the arrangements are as fol lows: Mr. A. Leo Knott, John S. J. Healy, Robert F. Leach, Jr., Myer D. H. Lipman and W. E. Beveridge. There has been no additional committee on arrangements ap pointed consisting of S. 8. field, 'chair man;' State Fire Marshal Lloyd MacGiil i and William J. Ogdcn. There Is nothing for such a committee to do but to sit still and look pleasant. "The only purpose that such a so-called committee could accomplish would be to snatch as much glory from what had been already accomplished and get their names in the papers. Every necessary arrange ment has been attended to, the securing of lOt) seats, hotel accommodations in New York, transporting the delegation from the 23d street depot of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad to the Hotel Imperial, the selec tion of a proper badge, yie charter of a special train, the assembling of the delega tion at the proper time at the Mt. Royal station, the time the train shall leave, the connecting of the Washington delegation with the train l>earlng the Maryland dele gation, etc. All of these details have been systematically perfected and arranged by the properly elected secretary of the offi cial Bryan reception delegation from Mary land and the official committee, and It would be Idle, obstructive and confusing for any outside, self-appointed committee to purposely create trouble. The Committee's Motives. "This official committee, represented by Gen. A. Leo Knott and others, was ac tuated by the best of motives and broad binded sentiments. Invitations were sent to democrats of every shade of opinion, not only Bryan men. but those who were for merly non-Bryan men. The Invitations were in this manner general, as It was specially desired to have the Maryland democracy as a whole well represented at the recep tion in New York. The responses have been generous, and the letters received from all parts of the state have been hearty and appreciative in their tone. To Mr. 8. 8. Field was sent, with advice of the committee, three invitations to his various addresses, so that In no possible way could he be missed or omitted. To these generous In vitations no responses were received. "Instead. Mr. 8. 8. Field, coming home from a vacation last Saturday morning starts out to organize a rival or 'rump' delegation, including about a dozen names of those who had already signed up with the official committee. Those who know con testify to the fact that It takes some thing over three days to organize a body of 100 men. coming from all parts of a state and drill them into position to move as one man and take them to a distant state upon an occasion such as the Bryan reception. It occurs to me that any man gifted with the slightest sense of the fitness of things would not endeavor to stir up strife, but would at once heartily co-operate with other democrats In a united effort to honor that great statesman whom we ail should delight to honor. William Jennings Bryan." It would seem, therefore, that there will be rival delegations, after all. Mr. Bever idge claims to have tickets for the 100 seats, and if he refuses to give them up the Field delegation may have to draw lots for the fifty allotted to them. The state organization will recognize only the Field delegation. The latter claims that most of Beverldge's following will tie up with them and that the "official" secretary will be short when he proceeds to count heads. Both the "official" and what Mr. Bev eridge terms the "rump" delegation are ?r ranging for transportation. OYSTER BAY AFFAIRS NUMBER OF CONSULS NAMED BY THE PRESIDENT. OYSTER BAY. August 18.-President Roosevelt today made the following ap pointments: To be consuls?Phellx S. S. Johnson of New Jersey, at Bergen, Norway; August G. Seybert of Pennsylvania, at Matamoras, Mexico; Albert W. Briatwood of Arizona, at Puerto Cortez, Honduras; P. Murrill Griffith of Ohio, at Nogales, Mexico. Claire Hunt of Coalville, Wash., was made a special locating agent in the Spokane In dian reservation in Washington. DECREE BY REYES. It Declares Ex-Minister Mendoza A Traitor. BOGOTA, Colombia, August 18.?Presi dent Reyes today issued a decree declar ing Diego Mendoza, ex-minister of Co lombia to the United States, to be a traitor for having published'a letter ad dressed to political friends in which he is alleged to have disclosed diplomatic secrets. The decree orders' Mendoza to present himself at Bogota within two months in order that he may stand trial before the high court of Justice, failing to do which his extradition will be asked for. PORTE AND BULGARIAN AFFAIRS Circular Ncte to Be Presented to the Powers. VIENNA, August 18.?The Turkish am bassador has received a circular note con cerning Bulgarian afTairs which the porte will present to the powers. The circular points out" that the porte is compelled by the treaty of Berlin to protect the liber ties and persons of all Greek and ortho dox believers in Bulgaria and east Ru melia and that the grand vizier already has remonstrated with the Bulgarian agent at Constantinople, who retorted by reproaching the conduct of the Turks in Macedonia. COMMISSION TO MEET HERE. Proposed Board to Codify Interna tional Laws. RIO DT2 JANEIRO, August 18.?The committee on the codification of interna tional law of the international American conference today proposed that each country appoint a Juris-consult to form ta -commission to codify international laws and that the commission meet in Wash ington. NARROW ESCAPES FROM DEATH Hospital at Belfast. Nearly Burned to the Ground. BELFAST, August 18.?A disastrous lire occurred here today in the Convalescent Hospital. Almost half the institution was burned to the ground. The inmates were rescued with great dif ficulty. Many of the patients had narrow escapes from death. Russian Report for Smithsonian. ST. PETERSBURG, August 18.?M. Fal berg, a member of the town council of 8t. Petersburg,-has received a request from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, to prepare a historical account of the work of the late parliament. ? THE STAB TODAY. . The Star today consists of seven parts, as folio we: Pages. Part I?Xe-ws 12 Part II?Editorial 8 Part 111?Magazine 2) Part IV?Women's and Fashions ... 8 Part V?Sports 4 Part VI?Comic Section 4 Purt VII?Educational 6 Part One. Tase. Five Thousand Lost in Chilean Earthquake... 1 Rumpus in Maryland 1 Detectives After Him 1 Found Deficit Fully a Million 1 Politics In Delaware 2 School Teachers Are Worrying 3 Mean to "Do Things" . 5 Army and Navy News C Surprise and a Shock 7 Summer Resorts 10 Financial Page 11. New Insurance Laws 12 Part Two. Pace Great Pacific Coast 1 Society 2 In the Stores 3 Editorials 4 Fifty Years Ago in The Star 4 Answers to Correspondents 4 In the Realm of Higher Things 5 As the Cartoonists ?ee the News C The Theater 6 Part Three. rnet, THE LATE TENANT. By Gordon Holmes.. 9 The Bostonians. By Henry Clay Barnabee.. 3 Confession of a Dtmirr Grafter. By Wil liam J. Lampton 4 His Real World. Py S \\ ton A. Fuessle... .* ft Wliera Pcaie* Run Wi!'. By Frank H. Sw?et. tf Royal Influence on Divorce. By F. Oinliffe Owen 7 From Other Worlds. By Charles F. Holder. 8 Stories of Pirates. By John L. White 11 High Society in Fiction. By Mabel Manners. 12 0-n M-any Trails. By Col. J. T. F. Blake, Edited by J. Herbert Welch 13 Success Among Men. By Emil Reich... 14 Yamer Ben's SIster-in-Low. Susan. By Ed. Mott 15 London's Good Appetite. By Kate Masterson. 16 Odd Things in Science 17 StrikeOut &^er Tells of Leftover Raggs. By Georga v^lllam Daley - 19 Part- Four. Pw When City Was Toting 1 In Fashion's Realm 2 Paris Fashions 3 Practical Housekeeper's Own Page. 4 The Prisoner of Zenda 6 "Doc" Gordon 6 The Sunday Star's Prtae Amateur Photo graphic Contest 7 Part Five. _ / Page. Nationals Bow to Cleveland 1 Athletes to Meet on New York Trucks 1 Tangle Wins the Belmont Stakes 1 Agriculture Still In the Lead 2 Close Race In the Marquette League 3 Roosevelt Cup Defenders Chosen 2 Talked of for the Futurity Stakes 8 Current News and Gossip of the Kennel Clubs. 4 Good Reports of the Local Horses 4 Part Six. iff Mary and Her LI tie Lamb j Uncle Geo. Washington Bines?The Village Storyteller je "Bub," He's Always to Blame It Simon Simple Gets a Bright Idea 8 Herr Spiegletmrger: Such a Hot Ohoke Vat It V?s 3 Sambo and HI* Funny Nolaei..."i 4 Part Seven. - , Page. Nearl y Fields of Edacatloa j Passes Century Mark 2 Along Broad Line* g FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT THREE KILLED AND ONE FATAL XT INJURED AT CB.OSSJ.NG. ASBURY PARK, N. J.. August IS.? Three automobilists were killed afid an other fatally injured at Allaire crossing on the Pennsylvania railroad near here to night, when an express train crashed into the automobile of J. George LalfaTgue, a piano manufacturer of New York. Mr. Laffargue, his wife and Mrs. Charles Lurch were instantly killed. Mr. Lurch, the only other occupant of the car, was un conscious when picked up and is in a pre carious condition. Mr. Laffargue handled the car himself, and as the party approached the crossing the car was going at a good speed. As it swept upon the track a Train crashed into it and the occupants were thrown high into the air. The car was hurled thirty feet and wrecked against the Allaire station. When assistance arrived Mr. and Mrs. Laffargue and Mrs. Lurch were dead and Mr. Lurch barely alive. No hope of his recovery is held out. APPEAL TO THE HAGUE. Armed Force for the Collection of Public Debts Discountenanced. RIO DE JANEIRO, August 18.?The Inter national American conference's full com mittee on the Drago doctrine, wh'ch de clares against the use of armed force for the collection of public debts, today signed the resolution as adopted on Friday, sjg .gesting that individual companies ask the Hague tribunal to take up and pass upon [ thte merits of the proposition. The sanitary committee today adopted, j with slight .modifications, the principles of the sanitary convention signed at Wash ington recommending the adoption .by the several governments of such measures as will tend to the prevention of epidemics and the reduction of mortality from con tagious diseases. The delegates to the conference have agreed to give their entire time to the busi ness of the conference until Its labors are concluded. BACK FROM EUROPE. Commissioner MacfarlancL Among the Arrivals in New York Yesterday. NEW YORK, August 18.?H. B. F. Mac farland, president of tl^e board of Com missioners of the District of Columbia, ar-' rive here today -from Europe on the steam er Cedrlc. Othgj passengers 3n the New York were Mrs. F. W. Koch and MiRs Anna E. Koch of Allentown, Pa., who were injured in the railroad wreck at Salisbury. England Frank W% Koch, husband and father of the women, was killed In the accident. FASAL ROW IN VIRGINIA. Preacher's Son Stabbed to Death in BristoL BRISTOL, Va., August 18.?Scott How ington, son of an aged preacher of Bris tol, was stabbed to death .by Muncy Tal ley of Johnson City, Tenn., in a row in tin alley adjacent to a saloon on Lee street here late this afternoon. It is thought the men were both drunk ^nd suddenly fell out. Talley stabbed Ills victim Id the breast, and the knife pierc ed the Leart, killing him almost instantly. Talley was pursued, but made his es cape and Is still at large. A large posse is in pursuit, and officers have been dent to nearby towns. Believed to Be Fugitive Chicago Banker. NEAR CANADIAN BOUNDARY Arrived at Midway, B. C., About a Week Ago ACCOMPANIED BY ALLEGED WIFE Answered Stensland's Description? Appeared Nervous?Gave Name of Montgomery of Los Angeles. SPOKANE, Wash., August 18.?Shad owed by detectives, a nervou^ middle aged man left Boundary, B. C., by stage this morning to go Into the mountain mining camps, upholding his statement that he was a Mr. Montgomery, a*minlng man from Los Angeles. By officials here he Is believed to be Paul O. Stensland, the fugitive president of the Milwaukee Avenue State Bank of Chicago. ' Montgomery" arrived at Mid way, B. C., a week ago, accompanied by a handsome brunette about twenty-five years of rge, whom he Introduced as his wif^. lis was a stout man, middle-aged, a trifle gray and somewhat nervous. Comparison of pictures of Stensland and the woman who is believed to be with the banker strengthened the belief that "Montgomery" was the fugitive. A message was sent to the Chicago au thorities asking for a detailed descrip tion of the banker, and If this corre sponds the Midway police expect to take "Montgomery" into custody. The Can adian authorities decided they would not be justified in arresting "Montgomery," and when he left for the hills today they let him proceed. Can Get Him If Wanted. The chief of police of Midway states that the officers are still shadowing him, how ever, and can capture him if he is the man wanted. During his stay at Midway "Montgomery" appeared to have plenty of money and to be in no hurry to inspect mines, acting like a man of leisure. He played cards, went fishing and made himself a "good fel low," but always appeared very nervous. For several days a man suspected him to be the banker, and has been shadowing him Joining in his games and fishing with him. Failing to secure an accurate descrip tion the amateur detective came to Spokane for further Information and telegraphed from this city calling for Montgomery's arrest. The authorities, however, were not satisfied and preferred to await more de tailed information. Should the suspect prove to be the man wanted, it is said to be almost impossible for him to escape. Asked for Arrest of Suspect. CHICAGO, August 18.?Police Inspector Shippy this afternoon received a telegram from the police authorities at Midway, B. C., that a man answering the description of President Stensland, the Chicago fugi tive was under surveillance in Midway. In spector Shippy immediately wired a com plete description of Stensland and asked that the suspect be arrested. Not Identified at Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, Cal., August 18.?All the mining men by the name of Montgomery known In Los Angeles have been located. None of them, as far as can be ascertained, Is now in the district of British Columbia or has been lately. UNDEB SERIOUS CHARGE. Baltimore Physician Charged With Performing a Criminal Operation. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, Md.. August 18.?Dr. J. W. C. Cuddy, one of the best known physicians In Baltimore, was tonight held responsible by a coroner's jury for the death of Mrs. Fanny Patten, as the result of a criminal operation. KOBE FAME FOB BTEBLY. Hero of Panama Bond Deal in Bond ing Company. NEW YORK, August 18.?Samuel Byerly, the American Express Company clerk who recently made a successful bid for an al lotment of $5,800,000 of Panama canal bonds, was to^ay elected vice president of a new bonding company. Mr. Byeriy is at present In Europe on a vacation. \ FOUND DEFICIT FULLY A MILLION Report of Examiner in Looted Chicago Bank Case. MAY EXCEED THE AMOUNT An Astounding Series of Bold For geries Shown. THINKS EMPLOYES WERE POSTED A Daring Exhibit of Theft and Per jury Unexampled in the History of American Banking. SPRINGFIELD. HI.. August 18.-Bank Examiner Jones In a report to the state auditor of public accounts on the Milwau kee Avenue State Bank of Chicago, given to the press today, estimates the total de falcations through the manipulation of the affairs of the bank by President Stensland to be $1,000,000 and possibly more. Exami ner Jones says the closing of the bank was the consummation of a career the most remarkable In the history of banking. At the examination of the bank Novem ber 16, 190u, everything appeared to be prosperous and satisfactory, but It has since developed that In the figures were many questionable and forged notes, the exact amount of which nobody but the president or cashier can determine. Examiner Jones says he is of the opinion that Mr. Alsberg, the chief clerk; Frank Kowalskl, the assistant paying teller, who has since committed suicide; John Gullln skln, the receiving teller, and without doubt others of the employes of the bank had knowledge of many things which were not divulged by the directors to him. Mr. Jones declares that Cashier Herin* In swearing to the statement of January 30. 1006, perjured himself to the extent ef JlSl.SJy, and in the April statement to the amount of *202,123. He declares that the executive committee and the examining committee of the bank never acted in an official capacity and that had they done so i each member of the two committees would have found his forged note in the assets. Cashier Hering, he says, denied forging the notes and failing to impjicate President Stensland, gave him to understand that an Italian named Demario, employed in the bank, had been the guilty party and that Stensland had given this man $0,000. State's Attorney Healy has been told that Demario la now In Italy. Stensland Paper Worthless. Mr. Jones finds that the Steel Ball Com pany obligations to the bank aggregated $180,000, and that they will not pay 10 cents on the dollar. The Steel Ball Company was one of the Stensland enterprises. The P. O. Stensland paper aggregates 1145,000. ac cording to the examination of Mr. Jones and the paper of the Milwaukee Avenue Co operative Store and its ramifications (an other Stensland concern) the sum of $76 000 Thi,??E!i?1 stock of the bank amounting to KoO.OOO, and the surplus and undivided profits of $300,000 are wiped out afid thee is stil> a deficiency of $-io0,u00. The notes which carried this deficiency were forced paper, or at least paper which was ques tionable. Three hundred thousand dollars' worth of Ster.sland s subdivision notes were shown under the head of "real estate." In former examinations these notes were always shown minus the matured coupon, and Mr. Jones was always informed that the inter est had been paid. Now he finds that this was not the case, and that the coupons had been put into a package and kept In the cashier's special box and never exhibited to the examiner on previous examinations. The report says that examinations of the bank in years passed have always shown it to be in flr.e condition, and that the last examination showed absolutely no suspi cious circumstances. Mr. Jones considers it one of the most remarkable examples in banking that frauds on such a scale could be concealed. GOMPERS OPENS FIGHT. He Charges Representative Littlefleld With Telling a Falsehood. LEWISTON, Me., August IS.?Samuel Gompers, president of the American Fed eration of Labor,, opened a campaign against the return of Representative Charles B. Littlefleld of the second Maine district to Congress, at a mass meeting In this city tonight. A large numter of those in the audience consisted of employes of the Lewlston and Auburn cotton mills. Mr. Goenpers made a severe attack upon Mr. Littlefleld, charging the representative with being an enemy to organized labor. He cited the case of the ship subsidy bill, saying that Littlefleld had a clause in the bill which made every sailor on a coasting vessel an enlisted man in the American navy. He declared that Littlefleld had shown by his opposition to the co.-npulsory pilotage law th^t he is an enemy to labor and a friend to corporations. Gompers de nied a charge made by Representative Lit tlefleld Saturday night at Rockport that he (Gompers) had indorsed the sentiment that President Roosevelt was an enemy of human liberty, and classed the charge as a falsehood. AMERICANS ARRESTED. Auto Party Victims of a Suspicious French Tradesman. RHEIMS, France. August 18.?E. G. Fore man and wife and three-children and Julius Strauss and wife of Chicago, while auto mobiling here today were arrested and de tained for several hours at the police sta tion on a charge ol^ larceny. Then they were released at the instance of J. Martin Miller, the American consul. The arrest grew out of the visit to a shop where Mrs. Strauss picked up an umbrella worth hard ly more than ten francs and then turned and conversed with a child for a few min utes. " The storekeeper became suspicious and gave the whole party Into the custody of a \ gendarme, despite the fact that they had in their possession"$36,C?0. NOT LIKELY TO RESUME. Stockholders of Chelsea Bank Will fie Assessed. CHELSEA, Mass., August IS.?From a re liable source It was learned this afternoon that there seems to be little likel.hood that the defunct First National Bank will ever resume business as a general banking In stitution. It now seems certain that the stockholders will be assessed 100 per cent on their holdings. President Hinckley and one of his sons own 841 shares of the stock, which, before the failure, had a par value of $100. Presi dent Hinckley's condition is critical.