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GERMAN WAR FETES.
Veterans of the Empire
Still Celebrating
Victories.
ENRAGED AT ENGLAND.
Attack on a Recent Speech of
Emperor William Causes
Indignation.
PRINCE BISMARCK'S HEALTH.
Although He Has Grown Weaker,
He Is Able to Take Frequent
Long Walks.
BERLIN, Germany, Aug. 11.— war
celebrations continue. The Third Bran
denburg Artillery Regiment celebrated
yesterday the anniversary of its going into
field service. The veterans of the regi
ment took part in the celebration. Wreaths
were placed on the graves of those mem
bers of the regiment who had been in the
battle, after which the regiment paraded.
Later there were fetes at the Stadt Park
Casino, where a banquet was given in the
evening. During the banquet Colonel Hu
mann announced that Emperor William
had appointed C. Stumpf a general, in
memory of the battle of Spicheren. The
announcement was greeted with enthusi-
astic cheers.
The Sixth Infantry Regiment celebrated
at Cottbus. The veterans who had served
with the regiment in the wars of 1864, 1866
and 1870 arrived in the town on special
trains, accompanied by bands and banners,
and joined the regiment in celebrating its
victories. They were received at the sta
tion by the entire corps of officers, who
welcomed them most heartily.
' At Rudesheim, the site of the Nieder
wald monument, where the celebrations
have been of daily occurrence, Secretary
Sander of the imperial Bank made a pa
triotic speech. The Eightieth Hessian
Fusilier Regiment arrived at Rudesheim on
three special Rhine steamers. After land
ing they formed in line and marched up to
the monument, upon which they deposited
a wreath. The colonel of the regiment de
livered a patriotic speech, winding up by
calling for cheers for the Emperor and the
empire, which were given with deafening
enthusiasm. The whole regiment then
joined in singing "The Watch on the
Rhine."
The Seventy-third Hanoverian Fusilier
Regiment celebrated beforehand the battle
of Colombey, the coming manouvers in
which the regiment will take part prevent
ing it from celebrating on the actual* anni
versary of the battle. Prince Albrecht.
the honorary colonel, telegraphed that he
was proud of the brave regiment which
twenty-five years ago received under him
its baptism of fire.
None of. Emperor William's doings in
England have attracted more interest here
than his speech oh the anniversary of the
battle of W6erth,the first decisive encounter
that took place between the German and
French armies on August 6, 1870. The
speech was regarded by Germans as a
happy thought well carried out, and con
sequently the irritation of the German
press on reading the adverse criticism of
the London Daily News on the speech was
proportionate to the previous enthusiasm.
The Daily News described the speech as
a spontaneous indiscretion that was not
calculated to allay the suspicions of Eng
land's and Germany's French neighbors.
Emperors, the paper added, ought to be
strong enough to resist temptations to
make speeches. This, coming on top of an
offensive article published by the London
Standard, filled the cup of German indig
nation to overflowing.
The idea that the fetes in celebration of
the German victories are intended to re-
open French wounds is repudiated. The
main object of the demonstration is to
celebrate the founding of the unity of the
empire, and not to remind France that she
is a conquered nation. Germans hold that,
without taking the feelings of any nation
into consideration, they have the right to
celebrate the events that placed Germany
in the forefront of the nations of the world,
and it is held in many quarters that British
adverse criticism has its basis in jealousy.
In connection with the fetes, the Lokal
Anzeiger has compiled a list of members
of the Reichstag who served in the army
during the Franco-Prussian War. The
list shows that one-seventh of the members
thus served in the campaign. Comparison
with the number of French Senators and
members of the Chamber of Deputies who'
served in the French ranks and as officers
shows that numerically the present Ger
man lawmakers who were in the war were
in smaller proportion than the French, the
latter numbering about one-fifth of the
whole membership of the parliament.
The ceremonies that will attend the dedi
cation of the Emperor William I memorial
on August 18 are anticipated with interest.
It will be a brilliant function, though the
interest is somewhat lessened i by the in
ability of Prince Bismarck to be present.
This ceremony will be followed about a
fortnight later by the consecration of the
Emperor William I memorial church near
the Zoological Gardens on September 1.
The Emperor, Empress and the imperial
Princes will attend the consecration. On
the same day there will be a parade of the
German-American veterans, who will be
reviewed by the Emperor, and a 7 great
military musical tattoo will be given in
front of the Royal Castle on the evening of
the Sedan day, September 1.
Dr. Arendt, one of the leaders of the
German Bimetallic League, has issued a
new pamphlet in which he violently at
tacks Herr Koch, director of the Reichs
Bank. The pamphlet is similar to the one
previously issued by Dr. Arendt. It ac
cuses Herr Koch of ignorance, and implies
that he is unfit for the post he holds. In
an interview with the representative of The
United Press in regard to the matter, Herr
Koch said that he ignored the attack, it
being beneath his dignity to notice it. ;
The interview opened the way for Herr
Koch to volunteer the information that it
was within his knowledge that -the hold
ing of an international currency conference
at Germany's invitation was further off
than ever. He added that not. one im
portant German State bad declared in favor
of bimetallism, while it was well known
that some "of them were absolutely opposed
to it. Herr Koch confessed that he was
astonished that such numbers of the work
ing population of the United States were
supporting the silver movement. They
must know from' their recent experience,
he declared, that the revival of trade only
dated from 1 the repeal of the Sherman law.
A strange contrast to the position of Amer
ican workmen is afforded here by the atti
tude of the German Socialists, who are
stanch champions of the gold standard.
The arrival in Germany of the first ship
ment of American iron ore has caused
many alarmist articles to appear in the
newspapers. Some of the papers > urge
reprisal by placing a duty on quebracho.
Others oppose this proposal, declaring that
the imposition of such a duty would prove
disastrous to . German tanning industries.
It is characteristic of the feeling enter
tained in official circles toward the United
States that the sugar bounty is continued
at the old rate despite the act passed by
the Reichstag empowering the Bundesrath
to lower it after August 1.
The statement recently published by the
Paris Journal dcs Debats to the effect
that General Chrysander, Prince Bis
marck's private secretary, had fallen Into
disgrace and had been discharged and that
he would retaliate by publishing revela
tions is scouted here as absurd. The facts
seem to be that since Prince Bismarck has
grown weaker it has become imperative
that there should be somebody at Freid
richsruhe who is capable of receiving visit-
ors, whether they go there on business or
pleasure.
Dr. Chrysander is somewhat diffident
and hardly suitable to fill the post. Tbis
condition of affairs helped Count Yon
Kantzau, Prince Bismarck's son-in-law, in
his decision to resign his post of German
Minister to the Netherlands, although the
necessity of his wife's presence at Freid
richsruhe was doubtless the chief reason
for his retiring from the diplomatic
service. Count Yon Rantzau has assumed
the position of Prince Bismarck's Major
Dbmo, which, with the Prince's frugal and
unpretentious style of living, is not more
than he is able to manage single-handed.
Dr. Chrysander, finding that his post had
become a sinecure and being aware of
Prince Bismarck's turn for economy, re
signed his office. He will resume his
medical studies at Jena in November.
The suggestions that he intended to write
revelations of any sort is a myth.
At present Prince Bismarck's health is
eood and he does walking whenever he is
able. On August Ihe walked to Aumuhle,
where he personally congratulated the
pianist, Mrs. Burnieister Peterson, on the
anniversary of her birth. Mrs. Peterson
is spending the summer at Aumuhle.
Gladenburg & Co. of Freidrichshacen
have finished a bronze wall memorial, a
colossal frieze, for the city of Indianapolis.
Twenty tons of metal were used in the
casting.
The Pope has sent the most precise di
rections to the nuncio at Munich relative
to the Italian celebrations on September
20, in honor of the entry of the Italian
army into Rome. The Pope's object is to
procure copies of the speeches made and
the resolutions adopted by the recent
Catholic Congress held at Munich, protest
ing against the fetes. The Vatican has
communicated with the other nunciatures
on the same subject.
Arthur Nikisch, who conducted the
Boston symphony concert in 1889, has re
signed his position as director oi the Buda
Pesth Court Opera. The resignation was
due to a disagreement concerning the man
agement of the opera.
The Rev. M. Brown of Spencer, Mass.,
has married Fraulein yon Bayer. The
newly: wedded couple will sail in a few
days for New York.
Messrs. Murphy, Love and Huntington,
who have just graduated from Princeton
University, are in the city.
The Wagner festival at Munich opened
on the 10th inst.. with the production of
"Die Feen Rienzi." Crowded audiences,
chiefly Americans and English, were pres
ent. Much enthusiasm was manifested.
The curtain was raised ten times. .
Mr. Karel, American Consul-General at
St. Petersburg, has been given leave of ab
sence and has started for Washington.
Vice-Consul Magnus received his exequa
tur Friday.
SHOT DOWN BY TRAMPS.
Two Citizens of an Indiana
Town Receive Fatal
Wounds.
Fired Upon From Ambush by a
. Gang They. Were Attempting
to Drive Out.
MARION, Ind., Aug. There was a
desperate battle between a gang of tramps
and a posse of citizens in the suburbs of
the city of Marion Friday night in which
two of the citizens received wounds that
will prove fatal. They were Otto Mc-
Feeley and Charles Webster.
For ten days or more the people in the
immediate vicinity of Marion have suf
fered from the depredations of tramps and
a number have been arrested and placed in
jail, but arrests were discouraged because
of the expense to the authorities and prac
tical immunity was thus guaranteed. Fri
day a camp was formed by the tramps
and during the day as many as fifty con
gregated about the place and bade defiance
to the people. During the day numerous
robberies were committed, and at night
the people who had suffered from the dep
redations, feeling that their property was
not safe while the tramps were in the
vicinity, determined to drive them away.
Some twenty-five citizens appeared at
the camp and peremptorily ordered 1 the
tramps to leave. The order was met with
defiant refusal and the citizens fired in the
air. The tramps at once deserted the camp
and from places of concealment fired into
the crowd. It was not supposed that they
were armed, but the citizens returned the
attack and a running fight which was kept
up for an hour followed. The tramps
dodged behind railroad cars and kept up
thy light by firing whenever a citizen ex
posed himself and the fire was returned by
the citizens.~W-Bigt*MMl-E--i{-Bi-^^
McFeeley and Webster will both die.
None of the tramps, as far as known, were
hurt. Several arrests were made, but '. the
men captured claim they did no shooting.
SPARS FOR THE VALKYRIE 111.
New Rigging ' Carefully Guarded Upon Its
Arrival at New York.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 11.-The
Anchor Line steamer Furnessia, which
arrived to-night from Glasgow, had on
board, lashed fast to her main deck for
ward, the spars for the champion British
yacht Valkyrie 111, which is now crossing
the Atlantic, bound for this port, to race
the Defender for the Americas cup. ''; In
all there are thirteen ; sticks done up se
curely in layer after layer of burlap.'
H. Maitland . Kersey v the personal rep
resentative of Lord Dunraven in this coun
try, to whom the spars are consigned, gave
orders ' that • no : one should be allowed to
see the ? sticks. They were --guarded' as
though of gold, not steel or wood. Canny
Scotchmen sat on the spars to-night. r . To
morrow the spars will probably, ,be7 sent
down to Erie basin or Bavridge, where
they will be fitted to the Valkyrie when
she completes her trip from Glasgow. ; The
Furnessia also brought two suits of racing
sails for the Valkyrie. !H?flj
Deed of an Insane Man.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va., Aug. 11.-John
Riffle, an elderly and esteemed . citizen,
tried to shoot his wife to-night while labor
ing ; under ; mental derangement. .When
disarmed and placed in a room to await
the arrival of officers he cut his throat
with a razor and cannot recover. '
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1895.
SPOILED IN TRANSIT
Disastrous Results of
Fruit Shipments to
London.
DUE TO POOR PACKING.
Many Lots From California
Orchards Thrown . Out
as Worthless.
COAST' FRUIT IN DEMAND.
Would Bring High Prices If Laid
Down in Good Condition at
the Market.
LONDON, Eng., Aug. 11.— possibili
ties of California fruit in the London mar
ket this year, with the continental * fruit
crop wholly inadequate to meet the de
mand, seems to have been partially appre
ciated by American shippers who were
finally induced to send a. consignment a
month ago which brought very fancy
prices, only to be followed up on succeed
ing weekly sales by a disheartening de
pression due to the disastrous results to
buyers here, the fruit spoiling .before it
came to be retailed.
The responsibility for this condition of
affairs appears to lie entirely at the ship
pers' doors, and unless radical and prompt
reforms in packing and shipping are
adopted Californians will find that the
reputation of their products will be seri
ously injured, and that the magnificent
profits which otherwise they could rely
upon will not be realized for several years.
The effort to place the blame on the
ocean passage is utterly abortive. The
temperature of the first shipment in the
steamer's coldroom was undoubtedly a few
degrees too low, but subsequently ship
ments were damaged before they were
placed on the steamer, demonstrated by
lack of uniformity in ripeness when the
fruit has been opened and sold, within
twenty-four hours after the ship's arrival.
The trouble to be remedied lies between
Califorria and New York, inclusive, and
not in London, where the sales attract en
thusiastic crowds of big buyers, who are
thoroughly appreciative of the fancy quali
ties secured by Pacific Slope growers.
The sale takes place under the great glass
domes in Floral Hall, in Covent Garden,
incomparably the greatest market in the
world. Wholesale consumers here must
have the fruit reach them green, and the
condition of the lots must be attractive
and uniform. Small or medium fruit will
not sell. ' Only the largest and best selected
varieties are marketable, and the care
exercised in packing must be vastly im
proved. Experts in England declare that
the fruit formerly shipped from California,
packed by Chinese, was comparatively
faultless, but from appearances they must
conclude that Chinese labor has been super
seded by sometning not as good. Another
anomaly appears in the fact that while half
cases are ventilated by holes bored in the
sides, whole cases are not so perforated. . -"
In the shipment that came by the
steamer New York, notwithstanding that
the cases were handled as tenderly as eggs
on this side, nearly 'all" the fruit was
bruised, and juice ran in streams from the
lot of plums. Most of the pears were rot
ten at the core, though they presented a
fair external appearance. Eighty-five
cases of pears from D. H. Osborn : of New
York were returned to the auctioneer
to-day after the sale as worthless, and they
had to be resold. Over a hundred cases of
plums were thrown out before the sale as
utterly worthless.
The sale of August 1 was an unusually
important one, because the following
Monday was bank holiday, when enor
mous amounts of fruit were sold to pleas
ure-seekers—the day being much like our
Thanksgiving day' in its effect on the
fruit market. It had no influence, how
ever, as none of the fruit was fine enough
to keep the necessary four days longer.
Oddly enough, cases marked ' with
women's names bring the best prices, con
signments from Bessie Osborn and Mrs.
Sharp of Courtland, Cal., always evoking
spirited bidding; but cases from men sell
entirely on their merits. •*-•• V 7' r
Large peaches are eagerly sought, and it
carefully wrapped and" crated in small
packages will bring handsome returns.
ASSAILED _BI BANDITS.
Savage Attack of Outlaws Upon a Family
of Mexicans.
CITY OF MEXICO, Mexico, Aug. 11.—
While the family of Gergerio Jiminez was
sleeping. at midnight, August 6, in Chil
nolopa, near Texcoco, the house was at
tacked by eight bandits. Jiminez; was
aroused by the demonstration outside the
house and took his pistol aud went to the
door to see what was the matter. Mean
time all the family had awakened and
accompanied Jiminez. -.:': ■-■'.' .
When the door- was opened the bandits
rushed in upon Jiminez with . machetes,
cutting him . severely, : but ': he heroically
stood by his post and began firing on his
assailants, who returned the fire. Jiminez'
sister was shot through the arm and his
brother cut down with machetes. : L;
Mounted police hearing ,the firing came
riding up, but the bandits took alarm and
fled. The district government and | the
government of ' the State *of Mexia are de
termined to put a stop to these outrages;
and already many important arrests have
been made. ;- '; * ; 7:.; '*
WILL BE A. CLOSE RACE.
Opinion of a London Paper on the Com-
ing Yacht Contest.
LONDON, Eno., Aug. 11.— Chroni
cle will to-morrow print a leader on the
coming race for the America's cup in which
it will say: "The contest will . inevitably
be very . close, ■ and we I are - certain that it
will be conducted ; on j both S sides ■_' with
sportsmanship and a scrupulous considera
tion, equal tothe enthusiasm it provokes.
No English vessel has ever had such a good
chance of -.victory before, and, we I believe,
as we •• sincerely hope, that I the cup,*;, this
time,' will come back. If it comes back, it
will stay." ... '; ,
On the London Exchange.
, LONDON, EKQ.,'7Aug." 11.— The rate of
discount during the ; week past \ for three
months' bills was % - per - cent arid for 30
--day bills % per cent at . the outside. The
transfer of the Japanese indemnity money
slightly hardened rates. Heavy i gold * ar
rivals continue. Silver,: has 7 been " fairly
steady on 7 eastern'; buying. Business on
the * Stock ■; Exchange * during the week
showed the usual ; holiday dullness except
in African and' Australian mining shares/
Consols have advanced %, 7 7;i v ,.; /7,
American railway securities have been
neglected and depressed, and show. the fol
lowing changes: Illinois Central has risen
New York, Lake Erie and Western or
dinary ana Norfolk and. Western ordinary ;
have declined 2; ■; Louisville and Nashville
and • Northern Pacific, 1% ; Union Pacific
shares, 1; Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific
debentures, Denver and Rio Grande pre
ferred and ; New York Central, y A ; Atchi
son;Topeka and Santa Fe "A's," IK; Wa
bash, St. Louis and Pacific preferred and
Atchison, Topeka aod Santa Fe, %.
PEACE IN RIO GRANDE DO SUL.
A. Proclamation Now [Being Forwarded
to Rio de Janeiro.
NEW YORK, ; N. V., Aug. 12:— The Her
ald's special from Buenos Ayres says:
"Rio Janeiro advices state . that peace
has been restored in Rio Grands do Sui.
A military officer is now on his way from
Rio Grande do Sui to Rio Janeiro. He
bears the proclamation containing the
peace terms, which being agreed on, shall be
offered to Congress for approval as a final
settlement of the difficulties in that state.
: The Governor of Brazil, in ' furtherance
of the Trinidad episode, has asked the
Government of Uruguay for a copy of the
bill of health of the warship Barracouta,
which arrived in port from theMonteverde
Islands last January. It is reported in
Brazil that when the Barracouta reached
her anchorage the health officer received
documents signed by the doctor on board
the warship, who "had been named .as
health officer of the island of Trinidad by
the captain of the Barracouta-: who looked
upon the island as British territory. No
notice was taken by the authorities of
Uruguay of the fact that Brazil claims
Trinidad Island as her own possession.
The action of Uruguay is regarded by
Brazil as savorins of subterfuge.
Denounced the Socialists.
PARIS, France, Aug. 11.— M. Poincar,
Minister of Public Instruction, in a speech
at the dedication of the monument erected
to Remiremont, in memory of the French
soldiers who fell in the war of 1870, referred
to the Socialists as ''A party of agitation,
violence and disorder, with whom no
political understanding is possible."
Instructors for Chile's Army.
BERLIN, Germany, Aug. 11. — The
Deutsche Sonntags Post says that twenty
six Prussian lieutenants will sail for Chile
about August 24 to instruct the Chilean
army. The Emperor will grant an audi
ence to the officers before their departure.
The Sultan Is Obdurate.
LONDON, Eng., Aug. 11.— The' Times
will to-morrow print a dispatch from Sofia
saying it is stated that the Sultan of
Turkey is firmly resolved not to admit the
principle of foreign control in Armenian
affairs." '/■: -',£3l;
Zimmerman in Paris.
PARIS, France, Aug. 11.— A. A. Zim
merman, the American bicyclist, who is
under contract to ride in races in Austra
lia, arrived here yesterday. He will take
no part in any race during his stay, and
on Friday will sail from Naples for Aus
tralia.
To Welcome Ferdinand.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Aug. 11.— It is an
nounced here that Prince Ferdinand, who
has been ; sojourning at Carlsbad, will
arrive to-morrow. The Government has
invited the residents to show their loyalty
by giving their ruler a hearty reception.
Fate of a Would-Be Duelist.
LONDON, Eng., Aug. 11.— A dispatch
from Cologne to the Central News says:
Freiherr Stum-Halberg. a member of the
German Reichstag, has been sentenced to
a fortnight's imprisonment in a fortress
for having issued a challenge to a duel.
William at Lowther Castle.
LONDON, Eng., Aug, 11. — Emperor
William, who is being entertained by the
Earl of Lonsdale, arrived at Lowther Cas
tle, the Earl's seat in Penrith, County of
Cumberland, early this morning. His
Majesty spent the day quietly.
Czar Nicholas' Coronation, ' .
MOSCOW, Russia;-' Aug. 11.— It is offi
cially announced that the coronation of
Czar Nicholas II will : probably take, place
in April. ' : .. ' / .
A GALE AT BALTIMORE
Great Damage Done by a
j Storm of Clyclonic
Proportions.
The New St. Elizabeth's Catholic
Church Among the Buildings
Demolished.
BALTIMORE, Md., Aug. 11.— A wind
storm of cyclonic proportions, accom
panied by a heavy downpour of rain and
hail, visited this city this afternoon.
Houses were unroofed, trees uprooted,
windows smashed, telegraph, telephone
and trolley wires broken, and other damage
done within a few minutes that will re
quire weeks to repair. The most serious
damage was the demolition of St. Eliza
beth's Catholic Church, in course of erec
tion on East Baltimore I street, opposite
Patterson Park.
All parts of the city suffered. The storm
came from the northwest. It continued at
intervals for three hours, most of the
damage being done shortly after the storm
appeared. No fatalities have been re
ported/although, it will i be remarkable if
the falling trees, demolished outhouses or
flying housetops did not cause injuries
which have not yet been heard of. :-. The
losses so ; far reported will amount to up
ward of $30,000. Just . before the rain
began the mercury at the weather
observer's office made a record-breaking
drop of nine | degrees in one minute. The
highest temperature \ during r the day was
reached just before the storm broke, "when
96 degrees was recorded. -iT-V.':-
DELUGED 'BY A DOWNPOUR.
Floods and High Winds ' Damage Build-
ings and Crops. ,
DANSVILLE, N. V., Aug. IL— One. of
the worst wind and rain storms of the sea
son passed over this place to-night. The
rain tell in torrents for over two hours and
the streams were flooded to a , great depth
with streams of water from the head of
the valley. The gale was so terrific that
many barns were ■ unroofed and number
less: trees uprooted. The storm was ac
companied by 'vivid . Jightning > which
struck in several places in the outskirts of
the town. Fields of grain were flattened
to the ground, corn being tangled up and
blown down. Mud Creek, running through
the farms of the : east side, overflowed its
banks ; and washed out large patches of
corn, potatoes and beans. ■"/.:';'•
A cloudburst on the Lackawanna caused
a bad landslide and : the ; road along ; the
hillside 'was washed out and cut badly in
many; places. The 1 storm is ' remarkable
for the large volume of water that fell in
the short space of time, nearly four inches
being registered. '*^BSSl^^^^
Brained His Wife.
;'.: ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Aug. 11.— John
Blum, a butcher employed -at the stock
/returned from work last night and
found a strange ; man /at * his home talking
to his wife. Blum demanded an explana
tion from his wife, when she seized: an ax
and - assaulted^, him. , : :He ;'; wrenched / the
weapon from her and beat out her brains.
The stranger escaped. Blum was arrestea.
Mrs. Cleveland Takes a Drive.
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass., Aug. 11.—
As the 'weather was exceedingly warm
here to-day the President was satisfied to
spend the day as 7 usual 7. on 'the ; veranda
with his family. Mrs. Cleveland took her j
first carriage drive to-day since _ her recent
indisposition Her • mother accompanied
her. ' ** :■".-..■■-■";- ■-- '■'-" ' -----z-
FLED INTO THE WILDS
Negro Settlers in Mexico
Driven Out by an
Epidemic.
LOST IN A WILDERNESS
Wrong Direction Taken in an
Attempt to Return to
This Country.
DEATHS FROM STARVATION.
A Party of Rescuers Attacked With
Knives by the Famished
Colonists. :v
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 11.— A special
from the City of Mexico to a morning
paper says: * - '..-„].
By request of the American legation of
this capital Juan Lameno, president of
the Tlahuililo Agricultural and Coloniza
tion Company, has made the first com
plete statement of an official nature re
garding the troubles of his company with
the large shipments of negroes made into
Mexico from the United States. The
declaration has been dispatched to the
Department of State at Washington and is
as follows:
The . initial shipment of negro labor ar
rived in Tlahuililo about one year ago and
was composed of about sixty colonists
with their families. They proved them
selves to be thorough and expert cotton
' planters and all-around agriculturist
hands. In justice to them it must be said
that they have proved themselves thor
oughly competent in their work, and are
the only ones that remain on the plantation
since the exodus began a few weeks since.
The first batch of colonists were brought
in through the instrumentality of Mr.
Ellis, a colored man holding a concession
from the Mexican Government for the in
troduction of 2000 negroes from the United
States, and it was under the provisions of
this grant that the blacks were taken to
Tlahuililo. The result was that instead of
acquiring skilled cotton-planters, as was
the case with respect to the' first consign
ment, bootblacks and other undesirable
elements were shipped by the wholesale to
the plantation, which, as natural to sup
pose, was not very prosperous for them.
Coupled with this fact, the source of real
trouble made its appearance in the form of
a disease that caused an enlargement of
the knee among the negroes, the malady
invariably resulting fatally. Instigated as
if by one mind, fifty settlers signified their
intentions to return to their southern homes
in the United States, and nothing would
deter them. The district where they were
colonized was at a considerable distance
from the railroad, there being no interme
diate villages. Instead of striking out for
the north they headed for the west, which
is entirely devoid of vegetation and every
semblance of civilization. The result was
that before Mr. Fargas, our administrator,
could proceed to their rescue, amply sup
plied with provisions and water ,'f our had
perished from starvation.*- This band of
fleeing negroes was overhauled by Mr.
Fargas and five mounted Mozos, who were
heavily armed. ', ;
After days of incessant traveling the
negroes, thinKing that Mr. Fargas had
overtaken them for the purpose of com
pelling them to return to the plantation,
assailed the party of rescuers with knives.
The attack was finally brought to a finish
through the Mozos lassoing a number of
the colonists, a proceeding that seemingly
had the effect of filling them with awe.
The negroes were thereupon brought back
to the plantation,: instructed as to the
points of the compass and allowed to de
part, well provided with rations and water.
Then followed a series of inconveniences
and drawbacks that created discord among
the remainder of the colonists, many of
whom followed the footsteDS of the first
band, resulting in the almost complete
abandonment 'of Tlahuililo. The experi
ment has cost the company $500,000, and
unless the cotton they planted, covering an
area of 65,000 acres, can be successfully
picked, the concern will lose a large sum.
The negroes will all be shipped back to
their: homes in the United States at the ex
pense of the company.
TAKEN AFTER A FIGHT.
Murderer Sam Lewis Mortally Wounds
One of His Pursuers,
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 11.— The
Times-Union special from West Palm
Beach, Fla., says:
Sam Lewis, who murdered ex-Tax Col
lector High Smith and his nephew, John
Davis, at Lemon City, about three weeks
ago, has been captured; but he inflicted
probably fatal, wounds on one of his pur
suers.
After the murders Lewis escaped to Nas
sau, but the English authorities had been
notified by cable and an attempt was made
to arrest the murderer. He stole a boat
and came back to Florida, landing at Bis
caine Bay, near the scene of his * crimes.
Lewis was located Saturday, morning at 2
o'clock by Rev. Mr. McGregor and Wil
liam Russe and ordered to surrender. *He
showed fight and was shot down, his leg
being broken; : Thinking Lewis dead, Mc-
Gregor approached and turned him over.
Lewis immediately drew a 'pistol and shot
McGregor, probably fatally wounding him.
The outlaw dragged himself away, but aid
came and he was trailed, by his blood and
captured. He was brought here and
lodged in jail. Lewis came to ■•;■ Florida
from Texas, where he "'■, is said . to ? have
killed three men. He is a native of Ver
mont.
NINETY PER CENT REJECTED.
Great Care. Taken in Enlisting Men for
the Navy, 7: *
WASHINGTON, D. 7 C .. Aug. 11.— The
Navy Department is finding considerable
difficulty in enlisting men to) fill / existing
vacancies and to man the Z new ships that
will soon be "ready to go into commission.
It is authoritatively .; stated 7at the depart
ment that neither the second class - battle
ship Texas nor the armored cruiser Maine
will be enabled to proceed in the •; drill .. off
Newport. Aside from delay in pro
curing crews for the "two ships there'; are
other embarrassments which will render it
impossible for even the Texas, which is in
the more " advanced condition, ? to 7be in
commission for several weeks: • ..■■-'■>
Never before in its long and honorable
history has the Navy, Department ■ been so
jealous of the intelligence and ; the ! physi
cal condition of the men whom it is taking
into its service as at v present. v' It is said
that 90 per cent of the applicants are re
jected for one reason or another.
No Cholera at Hamburg.
WASHINGTON, 7 D. 7 C., Aug. 11.— Vice/
Consul Burke '- at Hamburg advises the
Department of State that the report printed
in August 6to the effect that there
had been one fatal case of cholera at Ham
burg is entirely untrue.
BUTTER WORTH'S PROTEST.
Argument > for Bond Investment Com-
panics Before Wilson.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 11.—
question whether or not the business con
ducted by the bond investment companies
throughout the United States is a violation
of the anti-lottery, law. will be decided
probably to-morrow. Ex-Congressman
Benjamin Butterworth last week con
cluded ' his argument before Postmaster-
General Wilson in favor of these compa
nies, and Judge Thomas, Assistant Attor
ney-General for the Postoffice Department,
will present the Government's side to-mor
row upon Mr. Wilson's return from Long
Branch. The Postmaster-General will then
render his decision.
Mr. Butterworth, in his protest against
the denial of the privilege of the mails to
these companies, argued against the power
of one man to stop the business of many,
which he said was sufficient to produce a
revolution. It is stated authoritatively at
the department that the adverse decision
of the Assistant Attorney -General will be
sustained by the Postmaster-General.
PROMISES . OF THE PORTE.
Will Investigate and Report Upon the
Tarsus Matter.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 11.-Act
ing Secretary of State Adee received the
following telegram from Minister Terrell
at Constantinople to-day in response to
telegraphic instructions sent to the Min
ister a few days ago from the Department
of State :
The Turkish Government promises on the
7th to investigate and report upon the Tarsus
matter.- I have instructed Consul Gibson at
Beyroot to make a personal investigation, but
fear that cholera quarantine may prevent.
The State Department has had no ad
vices to-day from | Minister Denby in re
gard to the situation in China. "^
PREACHED OK LYNCHING.
Sensational Sermon of the
Pastor of a Jacksonville
Church. -
Claims Negroes Are Killed Merely
to Satisfy a Passion for Human
Blood.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. Aug. 11.-Rev.
J. Milton Waldron preached a sensational
sermon here 'to-night on lynchings. He
used as his text the words of Job iv:B and
Proverbs xiv :34, ! which are as follows:
•'They that plow iniquity and sow wicked
ness reap the same. Righteousness ex
alteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any
people." He said: 7 < - . . /
The lynching of colored people began at the
close of the late Civil War. The former master
was unwilling to allow the ex-slave the same
political rights. In order to keep the negroes
from getting into power, and to get those out
of power who had been put there by negro
voters, the whites, during reconstruction days,
many of them, organized Ku-Klux clans,
lynchings and other terrorisms. These things,
the ground for political fraud, class legisla
tion, etc., were kept up until the control of
the Southern States came back into the hands
of the former slave-owners.
But the habit of disregarding law and the
passion for human blood had by this time be
come fixed • with many of the lower classes,
so that later, whenever the colored man did
anything that opposed this class of whites, or
whenever they wanted to cover-up their own
vile deeds, they visited their displeasure and
Eracticed tneir trickery upon him by taking
is life. ■ *. • * ' ■ : ' ■ -
In reconstruction days the killing of negroes
was condoned because it was said to be neces
sary to get the Government into the hands of
the Southern whites. When it was no longer
for that purpose some other resource had to De
resorted to to shield those who bad become set
in their ways and must shed hiiman blood.
Now and then a colored man was found who
had been brute enough to imitate his white
neighbor. If his victtm was a white woman
the crime was thought to justify the white ln
taking the law into his own hands and lynch
ing and even burning the negro.
From lynching for crime and supposed crime
the habit has grown until now colored men,
women and even children are lynched in the
South. This tends to make the negro revenge
ful and the spirit of lawlessness, murder and
revenge has spread among Doth white and
black in the South . until it has become alarm
ing. Something mnst be done and. done at
once or our fair Southern land is .forever
doomed. _- ■- ■•■*.'■• n. *.*;•--. ""■- ' - *--*. "■*■■ ■ ■•■• ■ .
FRANK M. PIXLEY DEAD.
Continued from First Page.
It was more for this purpose than to make
money that the* Argonaut was launched on
the journalistic sea. "'vv77
* He went into ■ the matter with energy,
and as in other ventures in which he had
embarked before it was a success from the
start. To his own surprise the circulation
of the paper went beyond his anticipa
tions. The paper was an impress of his
strong individuality. His style of writing
was terse and incisive, and what
he wrote commanded ... attention. For : a
number of years, too, he had written
editorials for the Chronicle. It w«5 the
success of the Argonaut that induced , Mr.
Pixley to inaugurate a novel feature in' the
way of a daily paper. It was to publish a
journal containing the news of the day in
a condensed and epigrammatic form. In
fact, he called the paper The Epigram.
It was short-lived, though, and even
the sparkling editorial squibs which
he contributed to it could not force it into
popularity. The paper died before a month
had expired. Mr. Pixley then devoted all
his energies toward ; improving his pet—
the Argonaut— and for , years his caustic
comments and scintillating editorials made
that journal one ■of the foremost weeklies
of the Pacific Coast. '•'
7 When in 1879 General Grant . returned
from his tour of the \ world 7 and arrived in
this City Mr. Pixley '■ vaas "' made chairman
of the committee of citizens appointed to
receive and tender the hospitalities of I the
City to the distinguished soldier and ex-
President. This he did in a way that
placed General Grant entirely at . home
from the moment that he set foot in Cal
ifornia.
Recently Mr. .Pixley, began to feel the
advance of years, and the strain upon his
energies was so strong *■■ that j he , decided to
retire from active work in journalism. So
he sold his interest in the Argonaut, and
since then the • journal has ceased 7to be a
reflex of .the ■ rugged -• opinions of ; its
founder.
During his years of activity Mr. Pixley
accumulated a fortune, and the estate
which he leaves is reckoned a valuable one.
He owned the family homestead on Union
and Steiner streets, which occupies a square
block. Besides 7 other ;' City property :he
owned . a fine \ ranch jat Mill Valley, .in
Marin County. " 7 : ' : ..,.." .'7.'7'77".7.;7 7.
The last two or three years of his life Mr.
Pixley spent quietly with his family, either
at the Union-street home or at ;'. the Mill
Valley ranch. '& He was tin.- every way ." a
home man, and loved to surround himself
with all that, art and 1 ; nature can produce.
As ;• a !*• man he ; i was . loved by ,; many
who ;;; had enjoyed his ' charity and
bounty. * ',*" His * -j : purse - was •:. - always
open, and whatever be dispensed was-done
in | a hearty, unostentatious manner. %i His
home was the abode of lavish hospitality
to friends and relatives. His family there
consisted of his wife, two adopted children
and the widow of his brother; } who was
burned sto 7* death on the Mann County
ranch during the raging of a forest fire. "-
ALL DONE IN PLAY.
Corbett Did Not Mean to
Offend His Future
Antagonist.
ONLY PULLED HIS NOSE.
* - -
Indignant Because the Aus
tralian Resented the
Insult.
SPAT IN FITZSIMMONS' FACE;,
The Champion Brags Long and Loud
Over This Disgusting Achieve
ment. • "
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 11.—
the sports th..* the general s abolition of
prize-fighting and horse-racing have left in
Philadelphia collected at Green's Hotel to
day and eagerly sought for details of the
little "scrap" last night between Corbett
and Fitzsimmons. Fitzsimmons left Phil
adelphia early this morning for New York,
but the big boy spent the day here and left
for Scranton, Pa., this afternoon.
When Corbett was seen to-day and asked
for his version of last night's row, his ac
count of the affair would make it seem that
he intended merely to be playful, and that
Fitzsimmons resented this playfulness
when it took the form of being called a cur
and having his nose pulled. The account
of the affair can best be given in Corbett's
own words:
"The whole trouble started about two
weeks ago in New York, when I refused to
ride a bike race with Fitz for the benefit of
the 7 ice fund," began the champion.
'•When I, am going to fight with a man 1
want to be aggressive." I want to be on the
outs with him, see. I had publicly stated
that I intended to pull Fitzsimmons' nose
the next time I met him, but I want to say
that I did not know he was in Green's ho
tel when I went in there last night. The
first 1 knew that , he was there was when I
turned around and saw him standing at
the register. Then I said to him : 'You
big .monkey, what do you want at that
register? You know you can't write.'
Then I said: .'You've been talking about
me again, haven't you?' He paid: 'No, I
haven't. But what if I had?' Then I said
to him: 'Yon said I sneaked out of riding
a bicycle race with you in New York, and
now you are going around saying I'm go
ing to try to sneak out of a fight.'
"All this time I was only in sort of fun
and just 'stringing' him, but Fitz began to
get mad. Then I reached out and pulled
his nose for a kind of a joke. Then he
made a motion as if to lead for me. I did
not think he would, but it is always best to
be on the safe side, so I closed on him and
we clinched. Then my friends grabbed me
and my brother Joe grabbed Fitz. Fitz got
jaffy when he found Joe could hold him,
but the kid was tickled to death when he
found he could hold the big fellow, and
told him he thought he could lien him
himself, and punched him in the mouth.
I could not get* at him, so I leaned over
and spat in his face and said to him,
'You're a cur the world - over, | and I
wouldn't have that scared look on your
face for a thousand dollars.' He wiped off
the spit, saying as he did so, 'That's a nice
thing for a man to do. You're a gentle
man, you are.'"
- Here Corbett said to the reporter, "Now
that was a ; nice thing for him to say,
wasn't it? If he'd have been a man he
would have punched me. You would have
punched any man that spit in your face,
wouldn't you?" Then, be continued,
"Fitz broke away and picked Up a bottle
and threw it at Joe, but it missed him and
hit Brady. Joe picked up a decanter, but
they would not let him throw it, and then
we were separated. Fitz went out and I
stayed around the hotel. . I want it dis
tinctly understood that I was not drunk
last night." ■-.'■■'■
RAN AWAY FROM HOME.
Chicago Police Learn the Identity of a
Young Adventuress. >
CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 11.— The young
woman who has been in the Harrison
street ; station annex for several days - and
gave her name as • Pearl Summerville of
Seattle, Wash., is not Pearl j Summerville,
but Emma Stevenson; whose parents live
in South Chicago.
When the young woman was brought to
the station she said she had just arrived
from Seattle and had been robbed of • $50
ana a diamond ring. This, the police
have learr<-d, was not true. Yesterday
morning a wMI-dressed woman, who re
fused to give her name, called at the annex
and said she was the young woman's aunt.
Later the . police learned that Emma's
father is a retired lumber merchant ot
South Chicago and that his daughter had
run away from home. She has au aunt in
Seattle whose name is Summerville and it
was this fact which made her assume the
name.
WAS NEWS TO COUDERT.
Did Not Know He Was Mentioned to Sue-
ceed Judge Jackson. ■'.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 11.- A special
cablegram to the Herald from Paf^* says
"Mr. F. R. Coudert was seen at the Hotel
Continental to-night. Mr. 1 Coudert said he
had not yet received any information as to
the reported intention to Offer '*tm the
vacant Supreme - Court Jus.icesl_.-p. '• -He
has been out in the country since Thurs
day and did not know that Justice Jackson
was dead., s
; ; -; Mr. ; ; Coudert would . : not • express an
opinion, whether • or not he would accept
the offer if it were made to him, but it was
evident J from his . manner that . the news
was not unwelcome.
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