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93 t V.t I1CAN. FOURTH YEAR. PIKENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1894. VOL. V. NO. 119. H i ma , "H JLT 'm. r i VI a A SEA FIGHT. Bloody Naval Encounter in the Orient. An Eye Witness to a Thrilling Scene. The Desperate Conflict Be. tween Japan and China. Two Warships Fight Until Both Ar Levelled to the Waters' Edge Chinese Are the Victors. By the Associated Press. San Francisco, Oct. 6. This story of the great sea fight, the first of the war that now rages in the Orient, comes from one woo saw with his own eyes the tragic events of which he tells. He is a young Englishman, who was super vising engineer of the Vang Wei and who has served for four years in the Chinese navy. He is now in San Fran cisco for medical treatment for injuries received in the battle. The battle he described was fought by the Chinese cruiser, Yang Wei, and the Japanese flagship, Matsushima, on July 12, some eighty miles southwest of Chemulpo, Corea, and lasted for three hours, resulting in the almost complete destruction of both vessels and in terri ble loss of Hie to both combatants. The fight was caused by the Yang Wei persisting in following the Japan ese fleet of seven vesels, when the latter put to sea from Chemulpo. The Yang Wei is an unarmored steel cruis er of 1,350 tons displacement. Her armament consisted of one 10)4 inch 38 ton Armstrong gun, one 9 inch 25 ton, six 5 inch, 10 Hotcbkiss and 6 machine guns. The Matsushima is an unarmor ed steel cruiser of 4,277 tons. Her armament consisted ot one 12 inch 45 ton Banet rifle, eleven 4?4 inch 66 pound rapid firing guns, 11 Hotcbkiss and 6 Nordenfeldt machine guns. Says the engineer, continuing his story: "We continued our speed and drew the Japanese admiral on until we had the Matsushima out of eight of the rest of the fleet. We had run about forty miles in the chase with the ad mirals's flagship when at six bells on the morning tbe watchword was passed again to stand by for action. Suddenly our starboard engine was reversed full speed, helm was put hard port, and tbe Yang Wei spun aronnd on her keel and facing the Mutsushima gave her a lO'- shell out of a thirty-eight ton gun which struck her in tbe port bow and exploded in her secondary Cattery. That Bhot tore an enormous hole in her upper deck and disabled three of her guns. It was tbe first gun of the war. "Then followed some of the cleverest maneuvering on record. Orders poured into the engine room thick and fast. We rushed past the Matsuhima on tbe return tack and brought our three six inch guns to play on her secondary battery, at the same time covering her after guns with a perfect stream of Hotchkiss three-pound shells and Nor denfeldt. An explosion took out one port after gun and killed ten men. A jagged hole, fourteen feet in diame ter was left in the deck, and broken timbers, bent deck beams, torn steel plates and mangled human bodies were piled up on all sides. It was a sight to remember for a life time. From that time on it was a grim hand to hand struggle. 1 The smoke was so dense that the only mark for the gun ners was the flash of the enemies' guns. The Japanese finally landed one of her big shells. The shell burst right under our twenty-five-ton gun aft. The gun was completely uprooted, the steer ing gear was completely wrecked, and the after part of the main and lower decks were ripped down to the steel protected deck. The gun's crew, four teen men and servers below, were killed, besides no one knows how many more. "The next instant one of the most tragic incidents of the fight occurred. Throughout the whole engagement the Chinese gunners had not displayedthe slightest bit of fear. The mangled bodies of their comrades were strewn about the decks and were piled about the wreckage. Shells were exploding all around them, but still tbey fought like intelligent machines. When after the gun was blown up, however, the men at the forward gun which Lieut. Li Yang himself was endeavoring to train on the Japanese Conning tower, became scared and ran below. He called to his men to return to their post. They would not obey his orders. "Then," said the engineer, "Li Yang drew his revolver and fired six shots. Six of the gunners dropped dead. The other twelve returned to the gun. AVithin a few seconds Li Yang had a gun trained on the Conning tower. A shell struck it below the armor and ex ploded. Tbe Japanese admiral and several of his officers were killed and the Conning tower was sent into the air and there was a splash. "That was the last shot of the engage ment. When the Binoke cleared awav the Chinefe flag was floating over the Matsushima. She had surrendered." TUBERCULOSIS CURED. Dean of a Medical Faculty Makes an Important Discovery. Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 6. Dr. 1). C. Vaughn, Dean of the University of the Michigan Medical Faculty, believes that he has discovered a certain specific for tuberculosis. The product is called nuclein and was but recently made. The doctor has just returned from the International Congress of Hygiene at Buda Peeth, Hungary, where he read a Daper on his discovery, which attracted great attention. He has not proceeded far enough in his experiments to de clare that nuclein will absolutely pre vent tuberculosis in men, but be has proved that it will in animals. Albert A. Watson, a senior law student from Detroit, has, however, tried the nuclein. In nine months he gained twelve pounds and seems entirely cured. Separation Ended. Mexico, Mo., Oct. 6. At the June term of court J. T. Woods and his wife were divorced. She remained in this city, and he took tbeir little 3 year-old boy to New Bioomfield. Last night he returned here, awakened the recorder, secured a license and aroused Justice Winscott and the couple were reunited. TWELVE YEARS. A San Francisco Woman Goes to Prison for That Term. San Francisco, Oct 6. Miss Mary Wilson was today sentenced to twelve years in San Quentin for setting fire to her lodging house, four months ago, to obtain insurance. BOOKED FOR MDRDER, Mrs. Wilson Charged With Shooting Mr. Wilson. The Woman Claims that Her Hus band Who was Shot a Few Days Ago Killed Himself. By the Associated Press. San Francisco, Oct. 6. Mrs. Wilson, whose husband died under strange cir cumstances a few days ago at his home on Powell street, was this afternoon booked for murder. Wilson died from the effects of a gun shot wound, and when his body was found, a piBtol was laying by his side. ' The woman claims he committed suicide. ASSASSINS IN SALVADOR. A Historian and a General Murdered Mysteriously, San Francisco, Oct. 6. The steamer Colon, which arrived today from San Salvador, reported that Silveroa Lewis, who had written a history of the coun try and was about to take passage on the Colon for San Francisco to have it published, was found dead the day the vessel sailed, with a dagger in his heart. Some parts of the history did not speak favorably of the Ezeta gov ernment. No trace of the manuscript could be found and it is thought Lewis had been murdered to prevent the pub lication of the history. General Fernand Figero, a wealthy planter, was found murdered in his country residence. The house had been ransacked as though tbe murder had been the work of robbers, but there is a rumor that his death was for political reasons. COURT MARTIAL. Will Meet at Fort Leavenworth to Try Captains Grimes and Vose. Chicago, Oct. 6. The caisson ex plosion on Grand boulevard, which was one of the incidents of the railroad strike of last summer, and the subse quent explosion of a caisson at Evans ton during the military maneuvers there in August, will result in the trial by court-martial of Captains William B. Vose of Light Battery F, of the Second artillery, and George S. Grimes of Light Battery A, of the same regi ment. The order for the court-martial, which will meet at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on Monday, Oct. 8, was sent from General Miles' headquarters yesterday. He May Stop Over. San Francisco, Oct. 6. The supreme court today decided in favor of Dr. W. H. Robinson in his numerous suits to compel the Southern Pacific company to allow him stop over privileges in Oakland on first-class tickets be tween San Francisco and Alameda. Robinson won in the lower courts and the railroad appealed to the supreme court. Has a Prince. ' Paris, Oct. 6. Miss Elizabeth Sperry of San Francisco, was today married to Prince Andre Poniatowski. The cere mony was performed in the Boman Catholic church and afterwards in the American protestant church. After Twelve Years. San Francisco, Oct. 6. On Tuesday last Theodore Reichart, surveyor gen eral of California, was granted a di vorce from his wife, who was formerly a Miss Mollie Tittle. The couple were married twelve years ago. ONLY A RAWHIDE But it was in a Mad Wo man's Possession. She Used it on Her Hus band's Companion. Blonde and Good-Looking and That Made Trouble. The Old Story of a Jealous Woman Re-Enacted In the Same Old Way In Jersey City. By the Associated Press. New York, Oct. 6. Harry Pinkton is only a stage carpenter in the Bon Ton theatre in Jersey City, but he has as many women admirers as if he were a full-fledged actor. Pinkton is 25 years old and married. He and his wife and their one child live at218ss Fifth street. Mrs. Pinkton says that her husband has been neglecting ber for some time, and that, while he gives ber a very small amount of money to meet the household expenses, he expects the table to be furnished witt all the luxuries the market affords. Mrs. Pinkton has known for a month or two that her husband was paying at tention to other women. She found notes in his pocket making appoint pointments. One of them fixed an ap pointment for Saturday night after the theatre closed. Mrs. Pinkton noted the time and place, and made up her mind to be there. She consulted her brother, Patrick Murtha of 286 Barrow street, and he agreed to accompany her. It was nearly 1 o'clock yesterday morning when Mrs. Pinkton and her brother met Mr. Pinkton and a pretty blonde young woman at Jersey avenue and Mercer street. Mrs. Pinkton had prepared for the meeting by providing herself with a rawhide. As soon as she saw the couple she pul'ed the raw hide from under the folds '61 her cloak and began to lash the young woman over the bead and shoulders. Pinkton attempted to interfere, but Murtha tackled him and a fight ensued. During the melee, the blonde young woman made her escape. Mrs. Pink ton then turned her attention to separ ate her husband and brother. Before she had succeeded, Policeman Braun wald arrived on the scene and arrested th6 two men. They were taken to the Gregory street police station and locked up. In the course of an hour they were both bailed out. to appear for examina tion in Police Justice Potts' court this morning. IS HE CRAZY? Says That He Is Mrs. Leland Stanford's Son. A San Jose Man Makes a Discovery That May Cause Him to Become Famous and Wealthy. By the Associated Press. San Jose, Cal., Oct. 6. A middle aged man of fine appearance named Milton Lodger, is held in custody here pending examination as to his sanity. He claims to have discovered that he was adopted as an infant and that his supposed father made a death-bed con fession to him that his parents were none other than late senator and Mrs. Leland Stanford. Shifting Engine Loose. Philadelphia, Oct. 6. The New York and Washington express on the Penn sylvania railroad, which left Broad street station at 12:03 a. m. collided with a runaway shifting engine at Thirtieth street and six persons were hurt and all aboard the express badly shaken up by the shock. Those injured were: J. A. Cockley, Baltimore, en gineer of the express, bruised in the abdomen ; Darius Harmon, Baltimore, fireman on the express, cut on the neck ; P.J. McDonnell, Jersey City, postal clerk, badly bruised about the head, body and legs, in the Presbyterian hos pital here; H. J. Wickert, Rah way. N. J., substitute postal clerk, bruised about the head ; Mrs. G. C. Governator, Baltimore, face and head cut and bruised ; colored woman, arm bruised. The shifting engine that caused the accident was being run for a siding by its engineer, when a freight train over took it and struck the tender. The en gineer and fireman of the shifter, be lieving their engine was about to be crushed, jumped when vtbe collision came. The blow received by the tend er, however, started the shifter quickly forward, and, without a restraining hand on the throttle, it ran swiftly along. Before it had gained any great speed, the express swung around a curve and the crash came. The express was running at a comparatively slow speed. The shifting engine was badly wrecked, and the front of the baggage car was smashed in. After a short de lay the train proceeded. A Detective's Clever Ruse. Swedesboro, Pa., Oct. 6. Joseph Heeley of this place, was committed to the eounty jail by Justice Carter, of Woodbury yesterday, for a further hearing Monday, charged with stealing a bicycle from Harry McColIister, valued at $125. Heeley left town shortly after the bicycle was missed, and Detective Garrison soon located the wheel in Philadelphia, where it had been pawned for $18. On Friday "Garry" located Heeley on a farm in Fallsington, Pa., oprosite Trenton, and, knowing that he would perhaps have to Becure requisition papers to bring Heeley into this state, he attempted several ways to get him on Jersey soil, until he finally ran across the farmer for whom Heeley worked. "Garry" in formed him that Heeley was wanted by the authorities, but the farmer was at first reluctarjt about giving Heeley up. After a time "Garry" handed the farmer some money and told him to send Heeley over to Trenton to purchase some feed, and during the afternoon "Garry" was rewarded by seeing Heeley drive np to a feed store, and he was soon taken into custody. Subsidy of a Million Asked. Omaha, Neb., Oct. 6. It has been de cided by the commissioners of Douglas county, in which Omaha is situated, to submit a proposition to vote $1,000,000 subsidy to a company for tbe construc tion of a canal to create a great water power, to be brought into the city in a shape of electrical energy, to be sold at a unitorm price to all factories. The rates will be on the average- cheaper than the charge for water power in Minneapolis and other water power centers. The water is to be procured from the Platte river, forty miles,3 and the Elkhorn river, twenty miles, from Omaha, will be carried through a canal to a point near the city limits where a fall amounting to 135 feet will be se cured, developing 24,000 horse-power, and an electrical plant will be estab lished. The people of Omaha are ex pected to vote these bonds by a large majority. Women Barred. New York, Oct. 6 Women have been barred from the annual series of free lectures on moral philosophy un der the auspices of St. Xavier's college. The male students contended that the standard of the lectures bad to be low ered to suit the leeB profound mental equipment of the young women, and also that the lecturers could not speak as plainly on certain features of moral philosophy as they might be enabled to do were there no women within hearing. His Stove Bank Proves Costly. Brazil, Ind., Oct. 6. Wesley Adam son, a wealthy farmer living two miles weBt of here, strictly opposed to depos iting money in banks, some time ago placed a roll of greenbacks, aggregating nearly $200 in a stove. His wife, un aware of the whereabouts of the money, built a fire in the stove last night and the money was destroyed. DISTRICT COURT. A Sitting Given Mainly to the Mak ing of Citizens. After a quietude of several weeks the district court room was reopened yes terday. Some unimportant matters which had gone ovr from the continu ous sittings were disposed of but the day was chiefly taken up in issuing naturalization papers. Those to whom pawers were granted were Ernest Hayes, Wm. E. Dopiace, Wm. E. Donlace, Jr., John A. Cameron. Geo. R.'Williscraft, Thos. E. Irvine, Henry B. Griffith, Jas. Nicholson, Adolph Schmidt, Alfred Becker, R. G. Robin son, Geo. N. Quinn, Hans Von Zuschuschen, Wm. T. Brown, Wm. Griliith, Wendel Loesch and O. W. Peters. Among the other matters disposed of was the old case of the estate of Dr. Titus vs. the Insane Asylum. A motion for a new trial was overruled, notice of appeal was given and thirty days were allowed in which to prepare and file a bill of exceptions. A similar entry was made in the case of Ryder ve. Rickerson. The case of Thos. E. Fansh vs. the Hudson Reservoir and Irrigation com pany was dismissed by stipulation. COMMERCIAL CONGRESS. Notification of the Time and Place of the Next Meeting. Notification has been received at the mayor's office of the time, place and purpose of the next Trans-Mississippi congress. It will be held at St. Louis on November 26. Delegates will be ad mitted from all states and territories west of the Mississippi and those partB of Minnesota and Louisiana lying east of the river. The governor of each state will ap point ten delegates, each county one. each commercial board one, and each mayor of an incorporated city one. Governors of Btates, presidents of previ ous congresses, and members of the United States congress are delegates ex-officio. The object of the meeting is to discUBS subjects of prospective legis lation. Those which will probably re ceive the greatest attention are silver coinage, irrigation, public lands, the Nicaragua canal, anti-option law, min ing, river and harbor improvement, and the admission of territories to statehood. WEEVILS' WORK. Sad Havoc With the Cal ifornia Wheat Crop. Thousands of Tons of Grain Ruined. It Is Fit Only for Hog and Chicken Feed. A Small Profit Might Have Been Realized a Few Months Ago Now a Total Loss. By tbe Associated Press. San Francisco, Oct. 6. An evening paper Btates that weevils are playing havoc with stored wheat in this part of the country, and if something is not done soon there will be no grain left with which to load the disengaged ships now in port. Some days ago it was publicly Btated that 6,700 tons of wheat at Port Costa was weevily. and now it is announced 11,000 tons at the Nevada dock and 4,400 tons more at Port Costa are infected and will have to be removed. That makes 22,200 tons unfit for shipment and will have to be used for pig er chicken feed. If the wheat had been shipped at low rates of freight in existence a few monthB ago a small profit might have been made. Now it will be almost a total loss. POLICE COURT. A Refinement of Cruelty In Louis Johnson's Punishment. The most prominent figure in poliee court yesterday morning was Louis Johnson, a German, born in France. He had been , arrested on a sus picion of hoboiem. Recorder Schwartz, with a purely fraternal regard, re fused to fully entertain tbe charge, but he unwittingly inflicted a penalty more painful to Johnson than anyother within tbe range of human ingenuity. Johnson was the dirtiest and raggedeet specimen with which tbe municipality has had to deal this season. The recorder condemned him to leave town and with a refinement of cruelty presented him a piece of soap and in structions to bathe himself at the first ditch. Jesusa Montijo was another prisoner. She was charged simply with drunken ness and disturbance of the peace, but was given fifty days. Behind this nominal offense was the much more serious one of attempted arson. Sbe had set fire to a Mexican dwelling in the southwestPrn part of the city and the building was saved with great dif ficulty. There was no apparent motive for the crime ; the woman was crazy drunk. NOT CONFIRMED. The Gila Bend Canal Purchase Is Not Perfected. Yesterday was the day set in district court for the coDfirniation of the saleof the property of the Gila Bend Reser voir and Irrigation company. Receiver McMillan filed his report in which he stated that the property had been sold under the decree to the Coronado Land and Canal company. The purchase price was $900,000, and a certified cheeK of $10,000 had been deposited with him to guarantee" their bid.' He had just returned from Peoria and had been told by the pur chasers that they would be unable to complete the purchase. The stock holders of the Coronado Land and Canal company are stockholders in the Peoria Canal company, one of the par ties in this litigation. Thos. Armstrong, Jr., the representa tive of the purchasers, had only re ceived notification of the inability or unwillingness of his principals to make the payment within the time described. The matter was adjourned to Octo ber 20, when a hearing will be given to an application by one of the defendants, C. E. Crowley, for a modification of the decree. Application for a new sale will also be considered. Things have taken a course which is construed to he favorable to the Gila Bend people. Where.to Buy a Lot. A man or woman desiring to purchase a lot either for building or speculation should consider carefully three things; convenience to the city, prospect of in crease in value and desirability of neighborhood. All these requisites are possessed in a marked degree by the Simms' Addition. It is but a few minutes' walk out Center street. It is so beautifully planned and situated that as an investment it can not te equaled ; it is so ably and Btrictly man aged that none but the best class af people will be found residing within its precincts. Coin and Bullion. San Francisco, Oct. 6. Silver fearc, per oz.,G3?4'T63J8'; Mexican dollars, '13 53.