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TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 20.
AMVSBMENTS
"* ZThe Italian Srand Opera Company
Uoday Verdi's Si Urovatore
, . , GRAND S* tt*m*m <5P„,j/„_„„ Farewell performance with
/_ A J double Cavatlena SCustteana collenz, cioni, Agostini
\Jo7llUfll BILL . <*» «B._yy_„y Fumajall. (ilrardl. Franco, Vicini
«X «T»«T .7 Mazzi and Montana™ ill tneCast.
Grand chorus, grand orchestra, elaborate costumes. Seats now on sale. Prices 25c, 50c, 75c,
$1.00, |160. Telephone Main 70. ;
Three Nights OnIy—NKXT ATTR ACTlON—October 21,22, 23-Matinee Saturday.
the original Smyth and Sfice Comedy Company
BTttfi^S 1 " 1 Wfy friend from Jndia
By F. A. DU BOUOHET. The ono big laughing hit of the century. Seats now on sale.
Prices—2sc, 50c. 75c, $1,00 and |1.50. Telephone Main 70.
7^Z^yTo 0 T2& W'M & ien ®e«ch 2/atV
LAST CONCERT IN AMERICA BEFORE EUROPEAN TOUR, Supported by
Mrs. T. Masac, Pianist; Mr. William H. Mead, Mr. W. C. McQuillan, Flutist*; Mr. L. Opld.
Cellolst; Miss Eva E. Ellsworth. Pianist and Accompanist. Under auspices Children's Home
Society. Seats on sale Thursday, Oct. 21. Prices 25c, 50c 73c. 11.00, 11.50. Telephone Main 70
m f m *\ ga Los Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater
Wo"™* o-oday a»j o»^ ldr ? n
First American Appearance. I -SMITH FAMILY-4,
The Celebrated Bicvcie Experts; HARRY FOY &
FLO CLARK, In their Laughable Comcdv. The Man Across the Street; CLAYTON. JENKINS &
JASPkR.Two Men and a Mule; EL ZOBEDl; ADIIIEN A.N'CION; IRENE FRANKLIN; PITROT.
PRICES NEVER CHANGING—Evening Reserved Seats, 50c and 2ic; Gallery lOe. R'gular
Matinees Wednesday. Saturday and Bunds" Telenhone Main 1447
_ m» The Home of Kefined Drama. The handsomest
I SW — SMauJat a* s> Mm Auditorium ln Los Angeles.
ffl TONIGHT and remainder of week, MATINEE
Mmm~VWWmMSm*K roaeiwa yVhcator Co.
IN DANIEL FROHMAN'S 7°J G
GREAT LYCEUM THEATER SUCCE-'S \JfjQ *m7rGl/ ii/Cirt?
Regular Burbank prices—2s and 60 cents, Order "eats by Telephone Main 1270
Agricultural Park
TJhe Srandest Sport
Ever offered the admirers of racing in California is
taking place every afternoon at Agricultural Park.
... Absolute ij/ 9fo Off 7)aj/s
AN EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG . ..
SPunniny Card for Wednesday and ZTAursday
The 2:24 Tiot on Wednesday and the 2:15 Trot on Thursday
rfjjramd Encampment, I. O. O. F.
. . October /8—23- - *
ffflondatf Public Reception and Entertainment at 8 p.m. Turner Hall. All invited.
190 . Exemplification, Encampment Degrees, Decoration of Chivalry and Ban
(jUOSCIQU 9L vet at Turner Hall at 7 ::«>. Exemplification Robe lean Degree at 7:30,1.0.0. F.
w«*vtf*«MJf Hall. Followed by banquet. All subordiriato members Invited.
Oil j > Public Competitive Prize Drill by Cantons, Patriarch Militant. Tick-
U/ qanesciay ets, ■» cenj»
-w. "" . GrandParßdeat2p.m Grand Ball and Dres» Parade of Patriarchs Mill
ft fillrsrrffl/ tant, Hazard's Pavilion, 8 pa, Tickets, gentleman and lady, 50 cents;
\SftUIOUUJf Ladles'ticket, 25 cents.
Tickets to be hao ol members of the order.
Open About November Ist
...VAelftrainard...
f f% tT% * Opposite Postofflce /» ,
/4lf JCoomS One-halt block south Hotel Van Nuys, Jlnyeles
Zfransient and Jamiit/ Jfcotoi
Equipment and service first-class. E'ectic lights and Elevator. No Bar. 100 rroms with
baths. Every room heated and supplieJ with hot and cold water
jfmoriean and Curopean Ptan tuomas c. brainard. Pror^_
|-jjazard's Pavilion
FRIDAY EVENING, OCT. 22, under the auspices of the Sou. California Athletic Assn.
foe Jftny, San Francisco, vs. faek Carter, Omaha
Fifteen rounds for Middle-weight Championship of Pacific Coast.
SSob TJhompson, Sait jCake, vs Jfid Sharker, 'Denver
Fifteen rounds for Light-weight Championship of Pacific Coast
Doors open 7pm General admission tl, Balcony »2, Reserved 13.
Motel Capltola Capitola-bythe-Soa
■ 11 SANTA CRUZ CO.
... J{n Sdeal Sea Side tftesort..,
Safe Surf Bathing, a Smooth Sheltered Beach, Balmy Air, Delightful Walks and
Drives. A Fine New Hotel, Unexcelled Cuisine.
COTTAGES FOR CAMPERS JVepburn t£ Zterry, Wfanayers
Motel Bella Vista [
iooi Pine Stree
" - mrf Sirst~ Class Jfcotel ~ ~
The Bella Vista is the Pioneer First-Class Family Hotel of San Francisco. All the
comforts of a modern residence. MRS. A. F. TRACY.
J-Jotel Barthoidi Madison Bqu " e ' Te'vTork? Twent *- Thlrd 8t
" - Curopean IP/an *> *>
Under new management. Rooms single or en suite. Restaurant unsurpassed. Ele
gant in all appointments at moderate prices. REED & ROBLEE, Props.
jHlotel Vendome san jose
' U This Beautiful Hotel is situated ln the
'to _i f-i •' t _ .r. /» _ . In the wonderful Santa Clara Valley
harden City of the J~aClfte Coast &til i only fifty miles from San Francisco
Its benutlml grounds, elegant appointments, table and service of exceptional excellence, to
gether with a lull orchestra, make It an ideal abiding place. In a word tho
ft. i Is first class In every respect,
l/enaome and so are its patrons. GEO. P. SNELL, Manager.
Qstrich Farm —South Pasadena
Tfearly /OO Siyantie SSirds ofjfil Styes
OPEN DAILY TO VISITORS. The cheapest and best place to buy tips, capes, boas and plumes
Jl4 AND 116 COURT STREET
icnna muiiet paul kerkow, nop.
I Free, Kefined Entertainment* Classical Muato fcvery Evening. Austrian-Hungarian
A COWARD'S CRIME
A Bakersfteld Barber Murdered on the
Street '
BAKERSFIELD, Oct. 19.— J. C. Davis,
a well-known barber ln this city, was
assassinated last night at 3 o'clock near
the Baptist Church by some unknown
man, but the body was not found until
early this morning. The weapon used
was a pistol, fired at close range, the
ball entering the left cheek bone.
Davis started for home shortly after
8 o'clock. He went along the pavement
i f!
across from the church and It is supposed
| the assassin stepped from behind a tele
graph pole on the sidewalk and shot
] Davis without warning, for the left side
|of the face was full of powder grains.
The murdered man was found dying on
his back, his hands crossed on his breast
and his pants pockets pulled out a lit
tle, as if rifled. His watch was not
taken and the pistol he carried, w as still
In his pocket. There Is no clue to the
murderer. It si thought the crime was
committed by an enemy, for Davis was
fearful of his life.
THE HERALD
WESTERN
OFFICIALS
Struggling With Questions
of Freight
NO GREAT PROGRESS IS MADE
AGREEMENTS ABE HADE ONLY
TO BE BROKEN
For the First Time in Many Tears the
Transcontinental Lines Agree on
Emigrant Business
Associated Press Special Wire.
CHICAGO, Oct. 19—The traffic offic
ials and executive officers of the western
roads held another meeting today for
the purpose of seeing if something could
not be clone to bring about the with
drawal of all unauthorized, freight tar
iffs'. For a long time the freight rates
west from Chicago have been In a state
of demoralization! and this ln the face
of a very heavy business. The reasons
for the trouble are many, each foad hav
ing several of its own and. one or two in
common with other lines. The chief rea
son is that the southwestern roads have
been making strong efforts to divert the
traffic to new channels, and they have
in a large measure succeeded. The
western) lines have beep compelled to
meet this competition and they have
met it by cutting rates. It was found
impossible for the meeting of today to
make any great progress toward the
restoration of rates, but the executive
officials say that they will make every
effort to have the rates restorediwithin a
short time.
The situation in western passenger
rales shows no sign of Immediate im
provement, and the chances are that
Chairman Cald.well of the Western Pas
ser.iger association will find it necessary
in the near future to call a meeting of all
the interested lines for the purpose of
seeing that the agreement entered into
by the western roads some time ago for
the maintenance of rates and. the non-
payment of commissions is kept. Prac
tically every road that agreed to stop the
payment of excessive commissions is
now paying them Just the same as at
the time the agreement was made. The
settlement of the troubles between the
Oregon Short Line and the Union Pa
cific has not stopped the payment of the
large commissions onnorth Pacific coast
business, nor is there any probahllity
that they will be discontinued In the
near future. -
But for the first time in many year*
the transcontinental railroads have en
tered into an agreement covering immi
gration business.
The Southern Pacific and the Canadi
an Pacific Railroads have agreed to
Join the Western roads in dealing with
the steamship people direct. The steam
ship companies are to deliver their im
migrants to the western immigration
clearing house, maintained In New York
by Western lines. The commission
which Western lines have heretofore
paid to the middlemen are to. be paid
direct to the steamship companies, in
consideration of which the railroads
are promised control of all the traffic.
Trunk lines will pay their commissions
to the steamship companies and their
clearing house will route the business
to connections with Western lines. The
acquiescence to these conditions by the
Southern Pacific and the Canadian Pa
cific was a surprise to Western passen
ger men.
For years these two lines have stood
aloof from the others and by reductions
of fares and the payment of big com
missions have kept their competitors in
hot water most of the time.
THE VALLEY ROAD
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct, 19.—The pur
chase of a wrecking car and a pile driver
was decided upon today by the board of
directors of the San Joaquin Valley
Railroad company. Contracts were also
let for stations at Clauston and Cutter,
and for fourteen section houses along
the line of the road from Stockton to
Hanford. The way is now clear to
Bakersfteld, as today the deed of the
last right of way remaining, from J. M.
Talbot of Sonoma, was handed to the
company by S. C. Smith of the citlznes'
committee of Bakersfteld. The matter
of the station site at that town will be
determined tomorrow.
The Southern Pacific is also consid
ering the advisability of establishing a
station in Bakersfteld proper.
A NEW LAND RULING
LARAMIE, Wyo., Oct. 19—C.E.Want
land, Land Agent of the Union Pacific,
has said that hereafter purchasers of
landi from the Union Pacific Company
would not only be compelled to stand
good for all taxes after purchase was
made, but a clause would be put in the
deeds making purchasers liable for any
taxes that might be due at the time of
the transfer.
THE TICKET AGENTS
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19.—Delegates rep
resenting nearly every railroad com
pany in the country were present at
the forty-second annual convention of
the American Association of Passenger
and Ticket Agents, which met at the
Southern hotel at noon today for a three
days' session. Dana J. Flanders of the
Boston and Maine presided, and A. J.
Smith of the Lake Shore, acted as sec
retary. The annual address was de
livered by P. S. Bustls, general passen
ger agent of the Chicago, Burlington and
Qulncy railroad.
VAN WYCK ACCEPTS
The Candidate Silent Concerning All
National Issues
NEW TORK, Oct. 19.—The letter o
Robert A. Van Wyck, Tammany candi
date (or mayor, accepting the nomlna
. Uon, was given out tonight. It discuseet
Los ai> geles, Wednesday morning, 2, 1397
municipal affairs solely. A large part
of the letter arraignr the present ad
ministration for cxtravazance and calls
uttentitn to the ciscumfurts the people
are enduring through delay In street
improvements now in progress.
After assaulting the Raines law. he
says: ."I favor Its prompt repeal, and
Join in the demand of your platform for
the enactment of an excise law con
servative of the public morals and lib
eral In its provisions, that shall place
its administration and revenues, so far
as shall apply to the city, within the con
trol of this municipality."
CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOPS
Confer a Title of Dignity on Dr.
Conaty
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19—The meet
ing of Catholic archbishop? to consider
questions cf policy and administration
of the church in America and of the di
rectness of the Catholic university to
pass upon the affairs of that institution,
has brought together a notable assem
blage of Catholic dignitaries. All of the
prominent figures of the church are rr p
resented.
The Initial feature of the gatherir;;
of churchmen occurred at theuniversity
chapel this afternoon when Dr. Conaty.
rector of the university, was Invested
with the title and dignity of monslgnoi
The assisting prelates wore their robes
of office. Vice Rector Garrigan read the
papal brief, In which the pope lakes oc
casiorj to pay a high tribute to Dr. Co
naty, giving him absolution, makin;;
him a Roman prelate of the pontifica.
household with the title of monslgnor
Cardinal Gibbons performed the cere
mony of investiture anci Archbishop
Keane made the address.
Monslgnor Conaty delivered an ad
dress acknowledging the honor con-
ferred upon him and outlining the as
plratlons of the university. Later Arch
bishop Keane addressed the students-,
placing before them a high Ideal of citi
zenship' and manhood.
His Thefts Discovered William Lyons
Commits Suicide
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19.—The
body of William J. Lyons, an employee
of the Pacific Gas Improvement com
pany, was found, this evening In the
hills back of Berkeley with a bullet
hole in his head.
Last night about 11 oclock a fire was
discovered in the counting room of the
company and Investigation showed that
the seat of the fire was in the book
keeper's vault and that the books were
being Elowly consumed. The fire was
extinguished with little rjifflculty. Ow-
Uag to the nature of the fire an investi
gstion was started, by tbe officials of the
company. Only three employees havr
the combination of the vault, and of
these three only Lyons was missing this
morning. He sent word that he was
sick. Experts were put on Lyors' books
and irregularities were soon discovered.
When the body was fourjd this morning
a memorandum stating that the ctesd
man was two or three- thousand dollars
Short "in~ms accounts was found. This
explains the myterlous fire and the
cause for the suicide.
Lyons entered the employ of the com
pany ten years ago ano through the
influence of the president, Albert Miller,
advanced rapidly in the service. He was
a man of family and resided ln Berkeley.
The Prosecution Closes Its Rather
SAN JOSE, Oct. 19.—The prosecution
in the trial of Dan Dutcher for the
murder of George W. Schofield surprised
the defense today by suddenly closing
its case. Medical testimony took up th;
greater part of the day, the state see-k
ing to prove that Schofield was killed
several hours before the time given by
Dutcher in his confession. Schofleld's
skull was Introduced in evidence to show
the course taken by the'bullet. Neither
of the experts called by the prosecution
gave any new testimony.
Tomorrow the defense will begin the
presentation of its side of the case. Mrs.
Schofield, widow of Dutcher's victim
will probably be called, and is expectei!
to testify that Dutcher killed her hus
band to save her life. Thyre is littie
doubt that Dutcher will also be called to
the stand. The general opinion here If
that the trial will result either in an ac
quittal or a disagreement, unless the
prosecution has a strong card in reserve
to play when the case reaches the rebut
tal stage. In case Dutcher Is acquitted
the charge of murder against Mrs. Scho
field will be dismissed. •
The Unterhaus Session Ends in a Free
Fight
VIENNA, Oct. 20, 1 a. m.—The Unter
haus has been the scene tonight of an ex
traordinary tumult. The sitting be
gan last evening at 6 o'clock, and ever
since the members took their places ths
Leftists have been pressing to division?
a long series of obstructive 1 motions,
am.'.d the wildest uproar, and the inces
sant conflicts of members with the
president of the chamber. The thirteenth
vote by roll call has Just bE"en taken.
2 a. m.—The confusion increased until
the chamber became- a perfect bedlam
Finally the Leftists and Rightists en
gaged in a hand-to-hand fight.
Dr. Kaberin, the president of the un
terhaus, then declared the sitting ad
journed until 11 o'clock this (Wednes
day) morning.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 19.—Th"
forenoon session of the Christian church
convention, department of foreign mis
sions, was devoted largely to the foreign
Heidi, including Africa, Turkey and Eu
ropean missions. The American and
foreign missionary societies met In Joint
session in Tomlinson hall tonight. An
audience of about 3000 people were pres
ent. John Henry Barrows of Chicago
and Benjamin Tyler of New Tork ad
dressed the large audience. The Ameri
can Christian missionary society de
partment held its first session this after
noon,
i* * *
Glass Goes Up
CHICAGO, Oct. 19.—Western Jobbers of
window glass, at a meeting here today,
ordered an advance ln prices of 5 per cent,
,to take effect at once.
BURNED THE BOOKS
THE SCHOFIELD MURDER
Weak Case
VIENNA POLITICS
Christian Convention
STRONG AT
TWILIGHT
Dead Before the Morning
Dawned
THE PHILANTHROPIC PULLMAN
DIES SUDDENLY FROM HEART
DISEASE
The Builder of the Famous Model City
Has Been Called to His Last
Account
Associated Press Special Wire,
CHICAGO, Oct. 9.—George M. Pull
man, the palace car magnate, died at Mr
residence, at Eighteenth street and
Prairie avenue, this city, at 5 o'clock
this morning.
Mr. Pullman, who was ln his sixty
sixth year, had not been enjoying his
usual good health during the summer.
The e-xtreme heat of last week generally
aggravated his disease, known to med
ical science as angina pectoris, but no
serious trouble was anticipated. Mr
Pullman was at his office in the Pullman
building daily, and dined yesterday with
his friends at his club. Later In the
evening he remarked having a slight
pain in the back. H eretired at his
usual early hour.
At 4 o'clock members of his household
were awakened by a disturbance in Mr.
Pullman's chamber, and upon entering
found him standing in the corner of the
room, dazed, and apparently suffering
excruciating pains in the region of the
heart.
Rev. H. M. Eaton, who was visiting
Mr. Pullman, called Dr. Frank Billings"
the family physician. Restoratives
were applied, but to no purpose, and at
5 o'clock the millionaire and philanthro
pist passed away, without speaking, and
scarcely a struggle.
Mrs. Pullman, who, with her two sons
George and Sanger, have been on. an
eastern tour, was wired at once, and no
funeral arrangements will be made until
she arrives.
George M. Pullman came to Chicago
in 1859. He at once took a prominent
place in business circles. In. 1880. owing
to the growing demands of his manufac
turing interests, he put into execution
a pet theory for the establishment of a
"model town" as a home for his car
works and the thousands nf employes.
A site was selected on the shores of j
Lake Calumet, twelve miles south of!
Chicago. Mr. Pullman devoted his per
sona! attention to the erection, of the I
little city. and. succeeded even beyond!
his expectations in making a model town.!
Pullman now has a population of 11.000. |
Mr. Pullman's wealth is variously es- j
timated at from $12,000,000 to $3O.C00.OOi! j
His financial interests were confined to a j
few corporations the bulk of the hold - j
ings being stocked in the Pullman Pal-i
ace Car company, of which he owned •
about one-fifth. Some stock wasalsi;
held in Diamond Match and New York'
Biscuit. These securities were some-'
what affected by the news of Mr. Pull-1
man's death, but quickly recovered.
Mr. Pullman, was married in 1867 to/
Miss Hattie Sanger of Chicago. Four,
children are living. George. Sanger. Har-:
rlet and Florence. The latter was mar- j
ried. to Frank O. Lowden of this city |
two years ago.
PEACE TO HIS ASHES
NEW YORK, Oct. 19—Eugene V ;
Debs addressed a mas«< meeting of cloak
makers. During the course of a long
spee-ch Mr. Debs said: "You can. al
ways rely on us in Chicago to render •
such assistance as lies In our power. I
agree with the proposition of abolish
ing the wage system, but we can't do it
today, or tomorrow, or the next l \y.j
but while it remains we must do all we
can until it is Anally abolished and gives
way to the co-operative system. Every
strike that is lost reduces the condition
of the workers and hastens the overthrow
of. the wage system."
While Mr. Deb* was telling of the offer
he had made to John D. Rockefeller ti
TO THE TELEGRAPH NEWS
George M Pullman dies suddenly
of heart disease.
No verdict in the Luetgert case; i
disagreement is expected.
There is no improvement of the sit
uation in the yellow fever regions.
Jacob Neft consents to become pres
ident of the State Miners' convention
once more.
Train robbars on trial at Stockton
each anxious to escape by giving evi
dence against the other.
A London correspondent in Cuba
robbed by Spanish soldiers and starves
to death on the streets of Havana; com
plications with Great Britain are
likely to follow.
Senator Morgan returns from Hon
olulu more than ever convinced that
the islands are absolutely indispens
able to the happiness of the people of
the United States.
For the first time in many years
transcontinental roads come to an
agreement on emigrant business, but
freight and passenger questions are as
far as ever from a settlement.
line up 50,000 starving ar.d ragged men
along the lake front. Chicago, to show
the triumph of capital over labor, some
one in the audience shouted: "One of
these angels is dead now."
"Peace to his ashes," said Mr. Debs.
"Mr. Pullman would not arbitrate when
he had nothing to arbitrate. He Is on
an equality with toilers now."
BRITISH COMMENT
LONDON, Oct. 20—Most of the morn-
GEORGE M. PULLMAN
ing papers publish sympathetic articles
on the death of George M. Pullman of
Chicago.
An Elephant Cooked, But Not Enough
to Eat
GREENSBORO, N. C, Oct. 19.—Syd,
the big elephant belonging to Robinson
& Franklin Bros.' circus, became an
gered yesterday. Keeper Smith went up
to him, and the animal seized l him with
its trunk and hurled him twenty feet
through the air. The master of ani
mals, Jenfcs, rushed up and was seized
ardi thrown to the ground.
Syd has killed two men before. «Thn
master of animals deciied that he must
be corquereA. Syd wasiedln.to a thick
et. Here his front feet were bound with
chains to two trees. Then a block and
tackle were fastened to his feet and, to
another tree, and thirty men began to
pull. The elephant plunged forward
and the rope snapped like a thread. Fi
nal.}- the-animal was securely fastenec",
and the men fell upon him with spikes,
pitchforks and clubs. The animal
trumpeted and lunged, while the men
beat and prodded him. Blood oozed, from
a hundred wounds. A fork was thrust
through one of the elephant's ears ar.d
pulled out of the handle. The elephant
caught the fork, pulledi it out himself
and threw it away. The men had bela
bored him until they were exhausted.
The elephant was still unconquered.
Then they brought straw and, placed
It under him and. fired it. The flames
rose, audi the suffering beast roared and
struggled. Three times the straw was
rearrangecJ and the flames curled about
his body. Finally the tough hidie began
to loosen from his sides and sheets of it
fell away, leaving the smooth flesh
bare. Then the master of animals built
a tent over him, and gallons of vase
line were applieei to the scorched and
burned, animal. He will be killed if ever
he attacks a man again.
1 SILVER CITY. N. M.. Oct. 19.—Reports
from the Yaqui country state that the
Indians resent the encroachment of whites
upon their territory in search of gold, and
| are driving out all the whites. The corres
pondent at Hermosillo advises whites to
stay away, as the Indians will not allow
anyone to penetrate to the gold fields.
A Cruiser Aground

SUAKIM, Egypt. Oct. 19— The aux
iliary cruiser Kroostroma, belonging to
the Russian volunteer fleet, is aground
off th: Elba river. Aesistance has been
sent to her.

Argentine Sugar
BUENOS AYRES, Oct. 19.-The govern
ment, it la said in official circles, Intends
to increase the export bounty on sugar. \
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A CIRCUS AD
Warning to Miners
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
STARVED
TO DEATH
As Result of Maltreatment
by Spaniards
A LONDON CORRESPONDENT
FOUND DEAD ON THE PRADO AT
HAVANA
The London Chronicle Promiswi That
the British Government Will
Have Something to Say
Associated Press Special Wire.
NEW YORK, Oct. 19.—A special from
Havana, via Jacksonville, Fla., »«y»:
W. Hughes, correspondent of Black and
White of London, was found lying dead
on the Prado, in this city, on Thursday
night. He recently visited Plnar del
Rio with a pass from the military gov
ernor.
A party of Spanish guerrlllas.however.
maltreated and robbed him of every
thing In broad daylight. Ragged and
starving, he eventually managed to
reach Havana.
Having lost his passport and other
papers, he could neither establish hl«
identity nor cable his friend* The
British Consul was unable to aaalst him,
and, being practically a stranger, he ex
isted on, the streets until he waa found
by the police starved to death.
Hughes earned considerable of a repu
tation as a war correspondent, both In
Western Africa and Egypt. He wa* •
son of Surgeon Hughes, a retired officer
of the British navy.
ENGLISH ACTION
LONDON, Oct. 20.—The Daily Chron
icle this morning, commenting upon the
death in Cuba last week of W, Hughes,
correspondent of Black and White, of
London, who is said to have starved to
death in the streets of Havana, after
having been maltreated and by a
party of Spanish guerrillas, says: "If
the story of his death is true, fresh ex
ecration of Spanish action will arise, and
the British government may have some
thing to say."
Hughes was found dead on the Prado,
Havana, last Thursday night. He had
recently visited Pinardel Rio with a pass
from the military governor. It is said
that while there a party of guerrillas,
in broad daylight, and In. the presence ot
Spanish officers, assaulted him and rob
bed him of everything he had except his
clothes. Hughes, it Is alleged, appealed
to the military commander for help, de
manding the restitution of his property,
but was only laughed at. He was ob
liged to return to Havana, walking the
entire distance, and reached the city
ragged and starving. Having lost his
passport, he could not establish hlsiden
tity or communicate with his friends
in England. He starved to death in the
streets. Hughes had earned an excel
lent reputation as a war correspondent
in Africa, having followed the Soudan
expedition, and had also traveled in
Western Africa. The case has been re
ported to the British consul at Havana.
A RUMORED ALLIANCE
LONDON. Oct. 19.—A special from
Madrid! says that there is much discus
sion at the Spanish capital on the sub
ject of an alliance with Spain and Port
ugal, which is reported to be in process)
of negotiation. The Portuguese minis
ter of marine, now in Madrid, expresses
the belief that such ati alliance may be
accomplished, at any moment.
AFFAIRS AT HAVANA
HAVANA, Oct. 19.—The Spanish gen
eral, Jimlnez Castellanos, accompanied
by his son. Lieutenant Adolph Castel
lanos, Captain Pedro Aguilar, his aids
de camp, twenty-nine other officers and
seventy sick soldiers, arrived here today
from Puerto Principe.
General Weyler has ordered the re
lease from the Isle of Pines, the Spanish
penal settlement, of eleven prisoner*
who were, it is alleged, concerned In tbe
uprising which resulted in the impris
onment of Evangelina Cosslo y Cisne
ros, who recently escaped from the Casa
Recogidas in this city and who is now ln
New York. The release of Abram So
has, Juan and.Perto Torres, Jose Jestard
God'oy and seventeen other political
prisoners has also been ordered by Gen
eral Weyler.
WOUNDED INSURGENTS
NEW YORK. Oct. 19.—Colonels Bald
ema Acosta and Andras Hernandez and
Lieutenant Alberto Guzman of the Cu
ban army, have arrived here from Ha
vana. They came to this country for
surgical treatment. Colonel Acosta has)
four troublesome wounds which com
pelled him to absent himself from the
field pending treatment. Colonel Her
nandez was pierced through the lungs,
abdomen and legs by Mauser bullets.
Both men were with General Antonio
Maceo when he was killed.
Only a short time ago they led a suc
cessful raid against the city of Mariano,
six miles from Havana. First Lleuten
ane Guzman, who has acted as Colonel
Acos'.a's aide during the last two years),
Is only IF years of age. He accompanied
General Maceo ln his famous march
from Matanzas to Manteul, Pinar del
Rio province, and was wounded whits
charging by the side of Colonel Acosta
when the latter drove away from tho
field the Spanish guerrillas who were at
tempting to carry away the dead body
of General Maceo.
A Suspicious Hat
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19—Police
man Colen tonight arrested C. M. Forlln,
an Innocent looking countryman from
Santa Barbara, on suspicion that he waa
one of the Ukiah stage robbers. Theonly
apparent warrant for Colen's action was
the fact that Forlin was wearing a som
brero. Forlln was taken to police bead
quarters but was released Immediately,
having clearly proved his Identity. Po
liceman Colen waa reprimanded far
I making the arrest —

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