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i ANTA FE DAILY NEW MEXICAN VOL.32. SANTA FE, N.M.. TUESDAY JULY 23 1895. NO 127 WAGNER & DIAtEBS FDRNITDRE k QUEENSWABE HSEDIfffi. TISSUE Al STOVES. We have a full line of Picture Frames and Mouldings and in fact everything in the household line. We will furnish you from the parlor to the kitchen on easy payments and bedrock prices. We carry the largest stock in the city. We repair all kinds of furni ture, sewing machines and muscal instruments. Remake mat tresses and all kinds of upholstering. 4 TELEPHONE Come and See Us! AT COR. BRIDGE & WATER STS. WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF GROOEBIES, FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. OIK CONFKCTIONAKIK8 Our special aim is to please everyone with reasonable prices and as good an article as the market affords. There is nothing better than BADEN'S BEST FLOUR. ELGIN CREAMERY BUTTER. MONARCH BRAND CANNED GOODS. S. S. MULLER & -DEALERS IN- Stan -AND PBOFBIETOBS . Of- FKEtll DKKtD, P1EM AND CAKES. Ill AGENTS FOR Boss Patent Flour. Club House Canned Goods. Hesston Creamer Butter. Careful attention given to special orders for cakes and pastry. Campers' supplies packed free of charge. Call and examine our stock and gee our low prices. WHOLESALE Office and Warehouse Santa Fo, " Gum i Pilars. For hoisting stone and other material it is always desirable to have the best taokle obtainable. Aooidents are con stantly occurring through the use of de fective tackles. Our hoisting pnlleys are absolutely safe and reliable. There is no danger of any drop where hoisting taokle like ours is employed. It saves time as well as life and limb to have an Al hoisting apparatus. Builders and contractors will score a point by calling on ns before making purchases. Don't fail to remem ber that we carry a full and complete line of first-class hardware of every de scription at the lowest prices in town. W. H. GOEBEL, Catron Block - Santa Fe. HAFFHER IN ARE ALWAYS ft'HESK. BEATY. WALKER. Phone 53 DEALBB IN Lower 'Frisco St. Nw Mexico. 4 SILVER CITY DESOLATED, The Flourishing: Comity Scat of Grant County Presents a Sad Spec tacle To-day. Business Part of the City Wrecked by Unexampled Floods Postoffice and Hotels Ruined Damage Esti mated at $150,000. Denver, July 23. A special to the Times trom Silver City.N. M., says: This town presents a sad speotaole to-day, caused by the most destructive flood ever known in this region. '' On Sunday night, the water oame down from every direction, and, meeting at Porterfield's corner, threw the flood right on to the principal business houses. Mad and sand piled np on -Broadway ., HALF WAY DP 10 THE WINDOWS. The postoffice is mined. The Tremont and Timmer hotels are badly wrecked, the lower floors being rilled with sand and water. The Broadway hotel is totally wrecked. In every part of town, houBes are tumbling down. Gillette & Son have lost goods to the amount of $12,000. Other business houses have lost similar amounts. DAMAOE $150,000. The approximate estimated loss is $150,060. A cumber of bridges have been washed away. It will be a week be fore trains can run into town. The weather is threatening to-day. Should more rain fall it will finish the buildings that remain. THE MAKKKTH. New York, July 23. Money on call nominally easy at 1 per cent; prime mercantile paper, 3 i. Silver, 66; lead, $3.20. Chioago. Cattle, market steady; Texas steers, $2.75 $4 10. Sheep, slow. Kansas City. Cattle, best, lOo lower; others, weak; Texas steers, $2.85 $1.20; Texas cows, $1.50 $2.75; beef steers, $3.40 i $5.60; native oows, $1.50 $3.22; stockers and feeders, $2.00 $4.15; bulls, $2.00 $2.95. Sheep, steady. Chioago. Wheat, July, 66; Sept., 67J . Corn, Jnly, 44; Sept.,44J. Oats, July, Sept., 22 . CLAIMED BY BRITAIN. Island of Trinidad Practically Seized by England Monroe Doc trine Defied. New York, July 23. A Herald dispatch from Buenos Ayres says: A correspond ent in Rio Janeiro telegraphs that ad vices to the Emrlish legation there de clare that England claims the island of Trinidad as its own. One cargo of eoal has been landed on the island already. In view of this, it was decided by Brazil's cabinet formally to protest. A message to that effect was accordingly sent to Brazil's minister in London, fiery articles have appeared in the Brazilian papers denouncing England, and asking where the Monroe doctrine applies now. The Meddlesome A. P. A. Omaha, Jnly 23. As a result of the dis satisfaction of the A. P. A. board of edu cation with Bupt. Marble, of the city schools, he has been deposed and ftrana B. Cooper, superintendent of the Des Moines city schools, has been selected in his plaoe. Snpt. Marble refused to per mit the A. P. A. or any other element to dictate the management of the schools. The fight on him by the A. P. A. resulted. THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Secretary Hmlth Has Hone to Ueorgla on a Talking Tour- womau Bur gage Complication In Utah Death Sentence Com muted. Washington, July 23. Secretary Hoke Smith has gone to Georgia to enter upon the campaign of eduoation. The secretary will oppose the free and unlimited coinage of silver. - He will make a number of speeches in behalf of the administration theory on the money question, one of which, at least, will be delivered in the district represented by ex-Speaker Crisp. Innumerable invitations have been re ceived by the secretary to speak in vari ous parts of the state, bnt he announces the impossibility of his aooeptanoe. , Secretary Smith says he will disarm bis critics who have seen fit to revive hie let ter of 1390 by promptly admitting the mistake he then made and deolaring that his attitude at that time was doe to ignor anoe of the subject. i Seoretaiy Smith has made the predic tion that the people of Georgia, who in such overwhelming numbers deolared for free silver in 1890, will be found deolaring for "sound money" this year. WOMAN BUVFBAOC COMPLICATION IN UTAH. Delegate-elect Frank Cannon, of Utah, outlines rhat will probably prove a very interesting question in connection with the election to take plaoe in that territory next November, when the constitution adopted by the recent constitutional con vention will be presented to the people for ratification or rejection, and when also state and county officers will be voted for. The constitution provides for female suffrage. The Demoeratio leaders have taken the position that, under this provision, women must be allowed to vote at the election in November, espe cially in view of the fact that officials are to be elected. The Republicans oontend ou the other hand that Utah is sti'l a ter ritory and that this election must be held in aooordanoe with the forma provided by oongress, whieh do not permit of the ex eroise of the eleetive f ranohise by women. A general effort on the part of the ladies to vote might, in view of the conflicting claims, produce important complications in the fnture, ,''.'.. DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED. - The president has commuted the death entenae of Thos. I. Taylor, sentenoed to be hanged on Friday for wife murder. It is asserted that Taylor was driven to the deed by his wife's unfaithfulness. Killed In Dakota. Hot Springs, S. D., Jnly 23. On Satur day evening, ou Lame Johnny creek, six miles north of Buffalo Oap, John Taylor, a young rancher, was shot and instantly killed by Horace OrofTord, ex-oommis-sioner of Ouster county and an extensive sheep owner. The trouble arose between the parties over the possession of range for Crofford's sheep. Crofford claims that he did the killing in self-defense. BANNOCKS ON THE WAR PATH Further Bloodshed Expected Before Jackson's Hole Troubles Are, Finally Settled?" v Indians Evidently Preparing to Fight- Many Have Gone to the Scene Opinion at Agency that Federal Troops Must be Us 3d, Pooatello, Idaho, July 23. As the Ban nook Indian agency, twelve miles north here, those in authority do not believe that the trouble in the Jackson Hole country can possibly reach a liiml settle ment now without more bloodshed. The Indian police as a rule are Indians first and polioe afterward, and evidently have made a report to their brother braves, for almost every able-bodied Bannock has deoamped for the scene of the trouble-. From some of the most respected po lice, it is learned that many Indians who are apparently returning to their homes, have said that they were taking, thoir squaws and papooses home to the reser vation, and would return to-see the white men in the Jackson Hole country. Agent Teters has gone on a trip through the Jackson Hole country on horsebnek. It is the general opinion at the agency that the Bannook braves can not be brought back without the use of federal troops. WASHINGTON VIKW OF BANNOCK TBOUBLE. Washington. The Indian office is still without recent official information re garding the alleged Bannock outbreak in Idaho. The Bannocks are well known as peaceful Indians and the officials are sure they can not be gnilty of the outbreak. If, as a dispatch states, thirteen Ban nocks have been snot by the Bettlers for no graver offense than killing game, it is not thought wonderful that the others are in an excited and threatening state. It is not be'ieved in this case that there is any danger of their making war on those who do not molest them. It is freely stated at the office that there is a class' of men in Jaokson Hole country, who make a praotioe of systematically exaggerating all Indian troubles with a view to securing the presence of U. S. troops on the scene. FBINOETON STUDENTS SAFE. New Yorlr. B. Forsythe Little, father of B. Forsythe Little, jr., one of the party of Princeton students,- now in Wyo ming, has reoeived the following dis patch to-day from Capt. A. S. Anderson, U. S. A., in oommand of the troops in Yellow Stone park: Fountain Geyser, July 23. The Prinoetoc party is all right, no trouble, everybody here perfeotly well. (Signed) A. S. Anderson. ASSAILED BY BRUTES. Shocking Outrage Perpetrated by Fiends Incarnate In Nebraska Three farmers Arrested. Shelton, Neb., July 23. Sheriff Dean, of Grand Island, last evening arrested Samuel and William Hough and Solomon Oswolt, on a complaint of Miss Emily Caterlin, who lives with her brother on a farm abont seven miles northwest of this place. Mies Caterlin's brother was ab sent from home, on Saturday night, and she heard some one knock at the door, and, supposing it was her brother re turning, got np to admit him. Upon opening the door she was struck over the head with a club and dragged into the yard by three men, who, after outraging her, forced a pointed Btiok abont three inches in length into her person and left her. The girl claims that she recognized as her assailants the parties now under arrest, who are all farmers and welt con nected. They claim to be greatly as tonished and say they can easily prove an alibi. Kollt quits. Birmingham, Ala., Jnly 23. Captain Reuben F. Eolb, who has been twice de feated for governor of Alabama on the Populist tioket, says that he will not again be a candidate for governor. Eolb said that he was opposed to far ther fusion of the Populists with the Re publicans and will, appear before the state Populist committee at i meeting here to-morrow and fight fusion. In this he will be supported by Chairman S. M. Adams. However, the belief prevails that the committee will deoide to fuse. W.' F. Aldrioh, a wealthy Republican, has al ready been settled npon at a meeting of prominent Republican and Populist leaders as the fusion candidate for govern or. The committee meeting promises to split the Populist party wide open on this question, and may result in two tickets being placed in the field. PENNSYLVANIA SUFFERS. Destructive Cloudbursts in the Coal and Iron Regions-No Loss of Life Reported. Dnnbar, P-, July 23. Last night's flood and storm did great damage. The Presbytorian parsonage was struck by lightning and partially destroyed. Many buildings are badly damaged. The tele graph poles along the Baltimore & Ohio road were blown down and the track be tween Dunbar and Uniontown was washed out for over a half mile. The mines and ooke works of this section are flooded and much damage has resulted. Many houses were swept away, but, as far as known, the occupants escaped to the mountains. The heavy hail storm which followed worked destruction to farms. Connellcsvillo, Pa. The heaviest rala storm in this vioinity for years eu'nina- ted last night in a cloud burst, resulting in an immense loss of property. As far as known no lives were lost. Bradford. Pa. A cloud burst ooearred here last night. All railroads are blocked by washouts and bridges are swept away. It is impossible to reach Hcottda'e, where the worst of the trouble is tearea. INNOCENTS ABROAD. Pacific Coasters Who Pretend to Be lieve in the Validity of the Peralta Grant. "Baron" Peralta-Reavis Alleged to Be a Persecuted Individual One of His Old Backers Speaks. San Franoisoo, Cel., July 23. That James Addison Peralta-Reavis, claimant of the famous Arizona grant, is an aroh oonspirator in the most stupendous fraud ever oonoeived and attempted to be per petrated in this or any other country is deemed by many persons in this city to bean impossibility. That he is the viotimof persecution be cause of his claim and because of the fact that should it be allowed 12,000,000 acres of land in Arizona, now populated by 40, 000 persons and worth $75,000,000, would revert to him, is confidently asserted. But whether he be oonspirator or con spired against, the story of the Peralta grant surpasses in intorost any tale in ro mance or real life that has held the atten tion of the public iu many a long year. It is essentially A CALIFORNIA BTOBY, for though the property in question is located in Arizona, the wife of Peralta Reavis, through whom he has endeavored to establish title, is a native of this state and has relatives and acquaintances in San Francisoo. The men who first baoked the aspirant for wealth beyond the wild est dreams of avarice are Cnlifornians, and much of the testimony in the case which has recently been decided at Santa Fe, N. M., adversely to the claimant, are residents of Mendocino county. Mr. and MrB. Peralta resided at the Bella Vista hotel, in this city, and their twins, Don Carlos Loreto Silva de Peralta-Reavis, and Don Miguel Nerveoio Silva do Per-nlta-Reavis, were christened there March 22, 1893. When Mr. Reavia was in this city his headquarters were in the office of Dr. Andrew T. Sherwood, in the Donohoe building, and there are shelved many muniments of title and volumes of testi mony bearing on his case. Dr. Sher wood has known Reavis and his wife many years. It was in Sherwood valley, Mendocino county, that Mrs. Rea?is lived and the dootor has au intimate knowledge of the character of the witnesses who were called upon to prove that Mrs. Keavis was not the daughter of Jose Maso, the heir to the grant, but was the offspring of an Indian squaw and a man named John Treadway. I consider," said Dr. Bnerwooa as he sat in Mb office to-day, "that Mr. Reavis has a perfect title to that grant. The affidavits taken in Mendocino county to prove that Mrs. Reavis was the DACOHTEE Of A BQUAW were given by squaw-men and persons whose testimony should have no weight in any court. One affidavit was from a equaw who, as I learn, swore that she was present at the birth of Mrs. Heavis. I believe that she testified that Treadway was the father. Now I knew Treadway. He came out to California in the early days with my brother. I know that he never pretended to be the father of the girl, and in faot nobody ever supposed that he was. We never heard uf such a thing. "This whole case has been tried in the newspapers and by corruption fuuds, in my opinion. Now I will show you an in stance of how facts have been perverted and false opinion created." Dr. Sher wood here went Into an inner omoe ana returned WITH A NEWSPAPEB in his hand. It was a copy of a great St. Louis daily. "Here," Baid the doctor, "is a piotnre of Mrs. R"vis and under it is a piotnre or her tatner. mey were puo- liehed together to show the remarkable resemblance between rather and daught er. You can see for yourself that there is an unmistakable resemblanoe. Well, in order to bolster up the theory that the woman is the daughter of Treadway they have put the name of John A. Treadway under the man's picture, whereas the likeness is really that of Jose Maso, the woman's real father. I'll prove that to you." Dr. Sherwood took down a book whioh oontained evidence in the case, and turn ed to a page which bore the piotnre of Maso. It was an exact counterpart of the picture published in the newspaper as being the counterfeit presentment of JOHN TBEADWAY. "You see they used this picture to show the resemblance and put the wrong name under to oreate the impression that the girl's father was Treadway. What eould be more palpable? Those artioles were written for money. "As for this court, oan anyone tell me what right an Amerioan court has to go to Mexico to sit and necide that doou ments that have been declared by Mex ican oourts to be genuine are frauds and forgeries f "Mr. Reavis in the course of his investi gation was told that if he went to Mexioo he wonld find on file there records of the grant. He went, and spent three months searching for them m the archives of the master of reoords. He failed to find any mention of them, and was in despair. He had, though, letters to many PBOMINBNT HEN IN MEXIOO, and he went to these gentlemen and told them his troubles. One of them told him that a alerk iu the oflioe of the master of reoords had been there many years, was a historian and knew more abont such matters perhaps than any man in Mex ico. Mr. Reavis went to this man and was promptly told that if there were any such reoords as those he wanted they would not be in the custody of the master of reoords. They were what were called royal records, and were kept in another department, keavis went to this other department, and foand the grant and all the documents in connection with it. The volumes were anoient and the binding of the books stuck together. Reavis then petitioned the master of reoords for cer tified oopies, bat was informed that the master had no authority to issue them, bat that he might go into eourt and seoure A WBIT OI MANDAMUS to compel him to issue the certified copies. This he did, and the matter oame up for hearing. The result was that the master of reoords was ordered to issue the papers, and, of coarse, complied, as he d .sired only the authority of eourt tot his aotion. Those certified copies were signed by the master of reoords and by all the officials whose signatures were necessary. Mow, on the top of this, this Amerioan oourt goes down there and says that the doouments were all forgeries. The supreme oourt of this oountry hat Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report Absolutely pure repeatedly decided that documents which come from foreign oouutrieB properly certified shall be accepted in the courts of this country as correct, and how they oan set aside the action of the Mexican courts in this matter I do not know. We have here the spectaole of an American oourt going into Mexioo and setting aside the aotion of the oourts of that country. "It is impossible that any one man oonld have forged all the signatures in this case. Reavis would have had to forge over 200 Spanish DOCUMENTS AND 8IONATUBK8. No man oould have done it. It is the most improbable thing oonceivable. "To return to the paternity of Mrs. Reavis, I will venture to say that no Amerioan jury npon seeing Mrs. Reavis would decide that she was the daughter of an Indian sqnaw by a white man, even if all the squaws and squaw men in Men docino were to testify that they had per sonally witnessed the birth and were cognizant of all the facts." "What will now be done in the oasef" "I don't know. I should not think the deoision in Santa Fe would be final. The oonrt was composed of United States judges, but not supreme oourt judges. Surely, I should think there could be an appeal. It is the first time I ever heard of imprisoning a man for trying to got what he considered belonged to him." "Is Mr. Reavis still in prison f" "I do not know whether he has given bail or not. I had a telegram from him about ten day ago. He simply Baid that ne was well. 1 do not know where Mrs. Reavis is. She may be with him in Santa Fe. "Reavis was not given his chance to prove his case at Santa Fe. He was not represented by counsel. He aBked a con tinuance, but it was not allowed. He had NKVEB BEEN 8F.BVED and he had to go iuto court as he was and produce such evidence as he could. "He gave his testimony in a straight forward way and with a confidence that amazed the officials in the face of all the testimony that had been adduoed to dis prove all that he said." "the story of this, thongh, has been published. The strangest part of all this strange story is that if it be a decep tion on the part of Reavis it should have been done so oleverly as to deoeive such minds as those of Rosooe Conkling, Bob ho s S g I sis S 5j I m i i Pn B pi 3 t &&a 5- Hg tq g2 J ssg: & m 1 e J gg r Oh bd 2 vksb H - I S Ho! . . XI a H if da . " B I l -a a g g j s a 8 55 s ; r s s 1 i A g I Ingersol, Col. Broadbead, of St. Lonis, Huntington, Crooker and hundreds of others, and that by a man who would not be suspected of unusual imagination or ability. Conkling deolared the title per fect and believed in the claim." Cowboy's Terrible Experience. Hugo, Colo., July 23. Samuel Watson, a oowboy employed by J. O. Dostal, near Arroya, was thrown from his horse, ten miles from the Dostal rauch, breaking his leg. He crawled aoross the prairie nine miles and was found, after two days, within one mile of the ranch terribly ex hausted. County Physician Rothwell had the injured man removed to St. Anthony's hospital, Denver. WHITE METAL IN OREGON. Democrats t'onmillliig as to Wisdom off 'nlling a Htate Convention to Discuss t'oinnge Question. Portland, Ore., July 23. Napoleon Davis, secretary of the Democratic state central committee, has Bent a circular letter to the chairmen of the county com mittees ns to the propriety of onlling a state convention for the purpose of adopting a declaration regarding silver. He has received twenty replies, but moBt of them are ambiguous. The chairman of Multnomah oounty, the largest county in the state, expresses himself as very much opposed to such a convention. Democratic Silver Kditors. Sedalia, Mo., July 23. The attendance at the Democratic free silver editors' state convention has met the most san guine expectations of those who prompt ed it. Editors are here to day from every section of the state. Death of n Pioneer freighter. Dendwood, 8. D., July 23. William Heacht, one of the wealthiest men in the northwest, dropped dead this morning, while walking along the main street at Rapid City to his home. Heacht and his brother friend the pioneer freighting firm of the west, bnt, after railroads were built through the country, they turned their attention to the mercantile and stock raising business, amassing large fortunes.