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Star's Sunday Magazine
Colored Comic Section.
No. 74.-No. 16,765.
Fair and warmer today
and tomorrow.
AUGUST 19, 1906."*
Valparaiso and Santiago Terror
Stricken With Panic.
Property Losses Will Mount Up in
the Millions.
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
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
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
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!)
Row in the Original Bryan
To Receive the Nebraskan on Return
From Europe.
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. August 18.-President
Roosevelt today made the following ap
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.
It Declares Ex-Minister Mendoza A
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
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.
Circular Ncte to Be Presented to the
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
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
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 Star today consists of seven parts, as
folio we:
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Preacher's Son Stabbed to Death in
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
Arrived at Midway, B. C., About a
Week Ago
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
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.
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
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.
Report of Examiner in Looted
Chicago Bank Case.
An Astounding Series of Bold For
geries Shown.
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
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.
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
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.
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.

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