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VOLUME LXXVni.— NO. 122.
CURED BY A BLESSING
Miracles Performed by
DISEASE DRIVEN OUT.
Crippled Limbs Straightened
and Weak Lungs Make
HTTNDREDS APPLY FOR RELIEF.
The Lowly Cobbler Commended
From ;Rev. Myron W. Reed's
DENVER, Colo., September 29,— Francis
Bchlatter, the healer, was the subject
of a number of sermons preached in
Denver to-day. The Rev. Myron W.
Reed of the Broadway Temple Association
has this strange man in his audience. This
liberal clergyman declared that Schlatter
had more of the true spirit as taught by
Christ than any other man he had ever
"Knowing this good man as I now do,"
Raid Mr. Reed, *'I want to ask you, why
should he not be the instrument of heal
ing? I am convinced that this man is
doing a great amount of good. He has
made me ashamed of myself and he has
A number of cures have been made which
cannot be accounted for on any reasonable
hypothesis other than that this man has
been the means of effecting the cures. A
woman on Capitol Hill, with a goitre on
her neck, which had annoyed her for sev
eral years, saw Schlatter, and 'ftow the
goitre has disappeared. A little girl, whose
left side was paralyzed by the effects of
scarlet fever, so that her left arm and left
leg ceased to grow and hung helpless, was
taken over to the healer, who laid his
hands upon the child, and now the girl has
full use of both the arm and the leg. This
case can be vouched for by many.
A woman whose foot was twisted at the
ankle as the result of sciatica rheumatism
bo that she was compelled to use a crutch,
was apparently cured in a remarkable
manner. Having no faith in the pre
tended cures she declined to go over and
test the healer's powers, but her daughter
went to Schlatter and passed up a hand
kerchief for him to bless. This handker
chief was given her mother, who after
some coaxing wrapped it about her ankle
and she experienced immediate relief
from pain. Then, fytirtially »>»OTJn<v»d.
the woman went to Schlatter, stood in line
for several hours until she was touched by
the healer. Returning home very much
fatigued she laid down on a couch to rest
and fell asleep.
Suddenly she started up with a scream.
A sbarD sensation of pain in the crooked
ankle had been felt, and upon examina
tion the ankle and foot were found to be
straightened and endowed with a freedom
of movement unknown since the beginning
of the trouble. The lady stood upon the
ankle and found that she could walk natu
rally and as in the days of health.
A Kansas City newspaper man of un
usual ability and experience came to Den
ver because of lung trouble, and had no
strength to work here, though he tried re
peatedly. The doctors declared his case
almost hopeless. Severe coughing spells
at night still further reduced his strength.
A handkerchief properly "blessed" was
given him last Wednesday. That night
with this on Bis chest he slept comfortably
and had no customary attack o f coughing
during the* night. Again on Thursday
night the same happy condition was ex
perienced, and this was repeated on Fri
day and last night.
To-day the reporter went to Schlatter
and secured a private audience. After an
hour's talk he came away convinced that
this man has healing powers that can heal
The stories told of happy results follow
ing a visit to Schlatter are numerous, and
the best people of the city are astonished,
amazed .mystified and deeply impressed.,
Lawyers, doctors, merchants and bank
ers now freely adTise acquaintances in ill
health to go to this healer. Few publicly
dare to scoff, as the public Bentiment
trends to Schlatter's favor.
The healer has continued his arduous
and self-imposed task for two weeks, stand
ing for seven hours with bared head in the
open air grasping the hands of the crowds
who continue to flock to him by the hun
dreds. His mail increases and now many
letters tell of cures resulting from hand
kerchiefs blessed and returned to the
Schlatter preserves his simplicity of
manner and sunny smiles. He has shown
no fatigue and seem? happy in his labors.
He simply says," "I do as the Father di
rects." He will continue his mission here
until November 16.
RUSSELL FOR PRESIDENT.
The Ex- Governor of Jfaiaachuaett* Said
to Jte a Candidate.
BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 2y.— New England
will be a strong factor in the Presidential
election of the coming year. In addition
to the strong hold which Thomas B. Reed
has on the Republicans of the East the
Democrats will doubtless place as their
representative ex-Governor William E.
Russell, who is one of the strongest leaders
of the party in the country. Governor
Russell has not been talking much, but is
in the light of a dark horse, and if his
friends see fit to put him in the race he
will surely run.
When seen by a Call correspondent this
evening he refused to say much about the
matter, excepting that he had been ap
proached by several influential members
of the party, and that if they saw best he
would enter the field. The strongest can
didate thus far has been Hod. John E.
Russell, who was defeated by Governor
Green balge in 1893 and 1894 for the Gov
ernorship of the State, but the Democrats
think that Governor Russell is by far the
strongest candidate, and will support him
for the nomination.
He is very strong in the East with the
parties, and if nominated would doubtless
secure many votes outside of his own
party, and it is on his popularity that the
The San Francisco Call.
Democrats think that he should secure the
nomination. Before President Cleveland's
second term he was mentioned as a Presi
dential possibility, and it is known that
the President himself is favorably disposed
toward the ex-Governor.
THROWN FROM A TRAIN.
Experience of Three Passenger* With
Xorth Dakota, Outlaws.
FARGO, N. D M Sept. 29.— Conductor Bol
ton's mixed train, which reached here
early this morning on the Northern Pa
cific road, was held up near Buffalo, N. D.,
at 1 o'clock this morning by tramps, and
John Freeson, Frank Richards and Charles
Jemrak were robbed and severely beaten.
Richards is the most seriously injured, his
collar-bone having been broken by being
thrown from the train by the robbers. The
other men are badly pounded about the
face. They are now being cared for here.
The robbers secured $50 in all and made
J ust as the train wa« pulling into Buffalo
the men appeared and made an attack
upon the three men, using their revolvers
as clubs. Kichards was the only one who
made any resistance, and, after robbing
him, the men threw him from the train.
The others were forced to jump off. The
robbers jumped and :led when the train
The trainme v knew nothing of the rob
bery until they heard Jemrak and Freeson
shouting for help, after t hey had jumped off.
W YOMING GAME LAWS.
Test Cases to Be 11 r uaht Against the
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 29.— An agree
ment was made to-day by the representa
tives of the Interior Department and Gov
ernor Richards of Wyoming" to submit the
disputed question of the treaty rights of
the Bannock Indians in relation to the
"Wyoming game laws to the Federal courts.
A test case will be made by the State
authorities arresting Indians on the
charge of violating Wyoming's game laws
and the United States Attorney applying
for their release under writs ot habeas
corpus. The Interior Department agrees to
ask Congress to modify the treaty under
which the Indians claim their hunting
If the courts decide adversely to the
Indians the Governor of Wyoming agrees
to aid the United States officers in main
taining these rights if they are sustained.
NEWS OF THE HUMBOLDT
Mail and Passengers Secured
From the Wreck of the
The Steamer Being Slowly Ground
to Pieces on the Rocks Be
EUREKA, Cal., Sept. 29.— The tug Ran
eer. which left bere yesterday afternoon
for the scene of the wreck nl the Huru
boldt, returned at 6:30 this evening, bring
ing mail from the vessel. The tug took
the United States life-saving crew, who
proved of great service, as the tug could
not get near the vessel on account of the
The Humboldt lies about two miles
south of Point Gorda, surrounded by
sunken and projecting rocks, making it
hazardous to reach her even with a life
boat. The crew, however, succeeded in
transferring the mails to the tug, after
which all baggage between decks was put
ashore on the beach.
Captain Edwards remains aboard the
steamer while First Officer Bone and eipht
men of the crew are on the beach. The
vessel's upper works are still intact and
she lies on an even keel, but the splinters
with which the beach is lined shows that
she is being gradually ground up on the
rocks beneath her. Her hold is full of
water but the tide does not rise above the
Chief Engineer Foord arrived on the tug
this evening and confirms the report that
the vessel will be a total loss. The pas
sengers arrived in Ferndale this evening
and three members of the Hosmer-Ross
Dramatic Company came through to
Eureka by private conveyance to-night,
arriving at 11 o'clock.
They report all the rest of the passengers
in good health and spirits, but greatly
fatigued by the trip in heavy wagons from
the wreck. They are expected in the city
on the train to-morrow morning.
WILL BE BUILT AT SEATTLE.
Contract for One of the Jfeie Torpedo
limits Finally Awarded.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 29.—Secre
tary Herbert has awarded the contract for
building one of the new torpedo-boats to
Moran Brothers of Seattle, Wash., at their
bid of $160,000. This boat is the last to be
constructed under a recent act of Congress,
which provided for three sea-going torpedo
boats — one to be built on the Mississippi
River, one on the Atlantic and one on the
As no bid was received from ship
builders on the Mississippi, the other two
boats will be built by the Herreshoffs, and
will have to be completed within twelve
months after the contract is formally en
Moran Brothers' original proposal was
f 1G4.000, but this amount was more tnan
Congress authorized the Secretary to
spend. The navy department was also
doubtful of the ability of the firm to do the
work successfully, and an engineer was
sent from Mare Island, Cal., to inspect
their plant. His report being favorable,
Secretary Herbert informed the firm that
he would accept their amended bid of
Injured by a Collision.
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 29.— While Wil
liam Boyer, aged 18, waa driving a wagon
containing four other persons across
Wallace street on Thirty -sixth street, this
evening, an electric car collided with the,
vehicle and badly injured those seated in
the wagon, one of whom may die. They
are: Katie Boyer, aged 8, right le<: crushed,
sister of driver; Thomas Gleason, 22 years,
internally injured, condition critical;
Jennie Tyner, 12 years, bruised ; Mamie
Tyner, 14 years, internally injured, con
dition serious; William * Boyer, badly
bruised. The wagon was demolished by
the car and its occupants escaped injury.
Sona of Veteran*' Staff.
TOPEKA, Kaxs., Sept. 29.— W. H. Rus
sell, commander-in-chief of the Sons of
Veterans, U. 8. A., has announced the fol
lowing staff: Adjutant-general H. V.
Speelman, Cincinnati; quartermaster gen
eral, R. Lobenstein, Chicago; inspector
general, F. C. Stillson, Battle Cre^k, Mich. ;
surgeon-general, Dr. Dan 8. Gaxdner, Mas
sillon.Ohio: judge advocate, General R. B.
Oglesby, Indianapolis; chaplain-in-chief
Rev. Fred B. Cole, Providence, R. L
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1895.
GALE ON THE LAKES
Vessels Forced to Seek
Shelter in Michigan
TWO SCHOONERS ASHORE.
The Steamer Puritan Unable
to Enter Its Slip at St.
GREAT DESTRUCTION ON LAND.
Houses Blown Down, Trees Up
rooted and Orchards Stripped
of Their Fruit.
ST. JOSEPH, Mich., Sept. 29.— The
hardest storm and the longest in duration
which has raged here since last fall com
menced Saturday morning and has as yet
abated but little. No steamers have left
here since .Friday night and much fruit is
now lying on the docks awaiting transpor
The steamer Puritan left Chicago this
morning in the face of the gale, arriving
three miles off this port at 11 o'clock. She
was rolling and pounding very badly and
could be seen only a portion of the time.
The waves were rolling over the piers and
she coald not enter, and started off on the
Milwaukee route. Two schooners were re
ported this afternoon as being ashore be
tween here and South Haven.
The wind has whipped the remaining
fruit off the trees, blown several small
houses down and torn shade trees up by
the roots, besides damaging telegraphic
Early this morning a freight train on
the Chicago and West Michigan Railway
was stuck in the sand that had been blown
on the track during the night. Gangs of
shovelerß were put to work and cleared it
after several hourj work. The excursion
train from Grand Rapids was delayed by
the engine being damaged in its efforts to
pull through the sand obstruction along
Reports from Muskegon are that a ter
rific lake gale has been raging there for
twenty-four hours, and waves have rolled
higher than for many years, submerging
wharves and doing considerable damage.
The steamers of the Goodrich line did
not leave port last night, owing to the
roughness of the lake. To-day the lake
has been in an angry mood, and no small
craft could weather the sea. Several boats
are sheltered here, waiting for the lake to
At Holland a fifty-mile an hour north
west gale raged last night, and the sea is
rolling over the piers. The Buffalo and
Chicago transportation boats out of there
were ordered to remain in port last night.
TWO SCHOONERS BEACHED.
Their Crews Rescued by a Life- Saving
MARQUETTE, Mich., Sept. 29.— The
barge Kershaw, with the schooners Moon
light and Kent .in tow, were beached this
morning at 3 o'clock. They were making
harbor safely when a steam pipe broke and
the boats were at the mercy of the heavy
seas and strong , wind which were pre
The life-saving men rescued the crews.
The Kershaw is broken in two and pound
ing to pieces. The Moonlight and Kent
are resting safely on the sand beach. ,
The Kershaw registered 1323 gross and
1108 net tons and was commanded by
William 8. Mack of Cleveland, and valued
at $90,000; well insured. The schooner
Moonlight is also owned by - ; Mack, is
valued at $40,000 and well insured. The
Henry A. Kent is owned, by John W.
Warner of Cleveland. She is valued at
between $30,000 and $35,000 and is well
insured. . .; \ .. :
PASSENGER STEAMER OVERDUE.
Alarm, at Cleveland Over the Absence of
the Xetv York.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 29.— The
gravest apprehensions are felt here for the
safety of the passenger steamer State of
New York, of the Cleveland and Buffalo
line, which was due here at 6:30 Sunday
morning from Buffalo. Up to midnight
she had not been heard from, either at
American or Canadian ports, and has not
returned to Buffalo.
A high wind has been blowing all day
and a very heavy sea is running in Lake
Erie. The officers of the company say the
boat is safe, out are unable to give any in
formation regarding her whereabouts.
Although late in the season for passenger
travel, the New York had quite a large
party of excursionists on board, just how
many the company will not state, nor give
an estimate. At the steamer's wharf there
is much excitement. Experienced vessel
men say that if the New York is not shel
tered behind Long Point jetty, about one
hundred miles northwest of Buffalo on
the Canadian shore, it will be next to im
possible for her to have survived the heavy
gale that was blowing this afternoon.
BUFFALO, N. V., Sept. 29.— H. S.
Fisher, manager of the Cleveland and
Buffolo steamship line, says the steamer
State of New York was seen under Long
Point at lOo'clock this morning.
WORST OF THE SEASON.
Great Damage Done by the Wind on
Land and Water.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 29.— The atorm
which broke over this city and which has
prevailed over the lake for the past two
days has been the most severe of the sea
son. The maximum velocity of the wind
was fifty-five miles an hour and the rain
was very heavy. Much alarm was felt in
marine circles over the safety of several
vessels overdue, but it is believed they
have all put in port at safe harbors. There
were several accidents to-day in this har
bor, but no loss of life, and the money loss
will be slight.
TRAVERS CITY, Mich., Sept. 29.— The
steamer Petosky came into this port this
afternoon at 3 o'clock bound for Chicago,
being two days behind schedule time.
Owing to the severe storm and heavy gale
the boat was storm-bound at Harbor
Springs until this morning. Captain Rob
ertson stated that he had never experi
enced such rough weather. The Petosky
had on board thirty passengers.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 29.— A forty
mile gale prevailed here this afternoon,
accompanied by an exceedingly heavy
rain. Trees in the western part of the
city were blown down. Over in Branford
it is reported that much damage was done
by the wind to fruit trees. The harbor is
full of shipping, wind-bound.
DEATH IN A BLIZZARD.
Two Young Victims of the Recent Storm
RAWLINS, Wyo., Sept. 29.— The recent
blizzard which swept thi3 section a few
days ago destroyed considerable livestock
and numbered two little boys among its
victims. The storm came up unexpect
edly, the weather the day before being
Frank Nevins owns a ranch a few miles
from here. His two sons, aged 11 and 13
years, had been sent in search of straying
cattle, and had been out since early morn
ing. When the blizzard came on the
alarm was sounded by Mr. Nevins, and
search was made near the ranch by him
self and neighbors, but was abandoned be
cause of the severity of the storm.
When the storm subsided search was re
sumed, and to-day the bodies of the boys
were found under a shelving rock, fully
eight miles from home. They were frozen
INDIANS RE ADY FOR WAR.
Arapahoes and Cheyennrs Becoming
Dissatisfied and, Uneasy.
HENNESSEY, O. T., Sept. 29.— 1t is re
ported that the Arapahoe and Cheyenne
Indians on the reservation west of here are
becoming ugly and are holding war dances.
Reports from Anadarko is to the effect that
the Kiowas are uneasy find getting ready
for the warpath. Cattlemen in Western
Oklahoma are believed to be the cause of
the trouble as well as dissatisfaction with
the agent, who is very strict.
GENERAL MILES' ADVANCE
Official Announcement of His
Promotion to Be Made
General Ruger to Take Command
of the Department of the
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 29.—Presi
dent Cleveland's order retiring Lieutenant-
General Schofield from active service will
be made public to-morrow. General and
Mrs. Schofield will spend a year or more in
travel before settling to private life in
Washington. Mrs. Schofield desires to
spend the winter in Egypt.
NEW YORK, N. V., Sept. 29.— Major-
General Nelson A. Miles, at present com
manding the Department of the Atlantic
at Governors Island, announced officially
to-night that he would n o to Washington as
successor to Lieutenant-General Schofield.
The title of "lieutenant-general" died a
natural death to-day and General Miies
will be still a major-general, though he
will command the army of the United
States. General Miles was in New York
nearly all to-day.
'•It is true," said General Miles to a re
porter, "that I am to succeed General
Schofield at Washington. Secretary La
mont sent for me last Thursday, and on
Friday 1 met him by appointment at the
Metropolitan Club. We had a long talk,
the substance of which I cannot give you,
but it dealt with the future policy of the
"I was informed that I had been named
to tafce charge of the army. I was also
told that General Ruger, now at Washing
ton, revising the tactics, had been named
as my successor here. He will probably
receive his formal orders when I receive
mine, in a day or two.
"I hate to leave this post. It has been
altogether a pleasant place for me, and I
should have been pleased to stay here; but
these are orders, and must be obeyed."
Many telegrams of congratulation were
received to-day by the general.
GUARDS FOR A CORPSE
Fifty Armed Men Watching
Over the Body of a
Threatened Raid on a Chicago Cem
etery by Friends of the
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 29.— Fifty men,
armed with rifles and revolvers, all last
night were guarding the receiving vault in
the Oakwood Cemetery, where a mob of
colored men was expected hourly to storm
the cemetery gates and break in the vault
in order to get the body of Thomas Hol
brook. Holbrook was the colored man
who was shot and killed in Plymouth
After the undertaker had taken charge
of the body $900 in cash and certificates of
deposit were found in his pockets. The
following day half a dozen women made
their appearance at the undertaker's, each
one claiming Holbrook as her husband.
Among these was Mrs. Lillie Holbrook,
No. 414 Thirty-third street. It was neces
sary to identify the body, but the under
taker refused to give it up.
Her attorney went before Justice Rich
ardson and obtained a replevin, but while
they were gone the undertaker sent the
body to the cemetery. Constable Ballam
presented his papers to Assistant Superin
tendent Carter, but that official refused to
deliver Holbrook's body.
It was then, Mr. Carter says, Mrs. Hol
brook's friends threatened to return with
enough men to accomplish the work by
force. Backed by his attorney, Mr. Carter
telephoned to several detective agencies,
and before nightfall there were fifty armed
men inside the cemetery. The armed
guard is still on duty, but there has been
MERELY A CONSPIRACY.
3 r o Attempt Was Made to Murder Prime
Minister Jto of Japan.
LONDON, Eng.. Sept. 29.— A dispatch
from Yokohama says that the report that
an attempt bad been made upon the life
of Marquis Ito, Prime Minister of Japan,
No attempt was actually made, but the
police discovered a conspiracy to murder
the Prime Minister on the night of Sep
tember 27. Documents were found which
im plicated in the plot the man whose ar
rest was mentioned yesterday.
FRIENDLY TO CUBANS
Sympathizers to Hold
Mass Meetings at
THOUSANDS TO ATTEND.
Two Large Halls Necessary to
DE ftUESADA ON THE REVOLT.
Says the Patriots' Greatest Need Is
Recognition From the
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 29.— A1l arrange
ments have been completed for the meet
ing of Cuban sympathizers to be held in
Central Music Hall Monday night. The
programme includes addresses from lead
ing citizens of Chicago, who are interested
in the struggle for independence now in
progress just south of Florida. So great
has been the manifestations of interest and
sympathy that the committee has rented
Association Hall as well as Central Music
Hall and two meetings will be held.
Among the speakers who will address the
assemblages are Rev. F. W. Gunsaulus,
Hon. W. J. Hynes, George E. Adams, Dr.
P. S. Henson, Thomas B. Bryan and
George R. Peck.
Gonzales de Quesada, secretary of the
Cuban revolutionary party, and O. A.
Zayas of New York arrived in Chicago last
night as the invited guests of the Cubau
Revolutionary Club. It is not unlikely
that they will address to-morrow night's
meetings. Their visit to Chicago at a
time when the American sympathizers
were to hold a mass meeting is merely a
coincidence, they claim. They come in
the interest of the revolution in Cuba,
their prime object being to look after the
question of finance, arrangements and am
munition for the aid of their countrymen
in Cuba. Said Gonzales de Quesada this
"Our organization, the Cuban Revolu
tionary Party, is composed of 200 clubs,
located in this country, Mexico and South
America. This organization was formed
three years ago of the disintegrated ele
ments of the old Cuban war veterans. We
have done a great work, and in February
last the revolution in Cuba was launched.
"We have bad to overcome human selfish
ness. I never saw anything like it. We
have to fight an army of self-seekers and
beggars, well-wishers, and all that. Some
how the story has got out that there is a
vast amount of money behind this move
ment; that we all have money to throw
away and are not too wise in spending it,
and from hour to hour, day to day, have
to fight off tramps.
"I have just received a letter from Cuba.
We have an army of between 35,000 and
40,000 men, of which 20,000 are well armed,
but the rest are poorly armed and there is
need of ammunition. What they need
and desire is recognition from the United
States. Why, the Spanish tell the ignorant
down there that they will finish up whip
ping the Cubans and then will cross over
into this country and whip the United
States. You see it it is only a ten-hour
trip across from Florida, and the influence
of the United States, through the press,
commercially, and by reason of the fact
that many Cuban families have sent their
sons to American colleges to be educated,
has brought about this revolution.
"We have already set up a republic and
elected General Bartolemo Masso Presi
dent. I have had do official notification
of this, but I am reliably informed that
such is the case."
SPANIARDS ON FLORIDA SOIL.
Marines Landed on Islands Jtear Key
West to Search for Filibusters.
KEY WEST, Fla., Sept. 29.— Great in
dignation has been caused here by the
report that marines from the Spanish
cruiser Conde de Venadito have been
landed on the keys north of here to search
for filibusters. It is supposed that the
filibusters have arms and supplies con
cealed on one of these keys, and the Conde
de Venadito has been on the watch for
some time. Now, it seems, according to
reports brought here by fishermen, that
seaching parties have been landed from the
cruiser on Almsey key, thought to be a
rendezvous for filibusters. It is believed
the reports are true, as copies of La Lu
chaux, a Havana paper, received here yes
terday, state that the commander of the
Conde Venadito has orders to make a
thorough search of the keys near this city
for filibusters and arms.
The citizens here are indignant and the
State Department will be asked to investi
gate. The keys belong to Florida and are
as much a portion of the United States as
tie mainland. If the Spaniards can land
searching parties on the keys they can
also land them on the mainland. The in
sult is considered as gross to the United
States as if the Conde de Venadito had
landed marines to search the homes of
Cuban sympathizers in Key West.
RAILROADS FOR CUBA.
American Capitals Back of a Proposed
NEW YORK, N. V., Sept. 29. -After
nearly a week's stay in this city, his visit
having been shrouded in mystery, Senor
Rafael Montoro, the chief Cuban member
of the Spanish Cortes, left hurriedly for
Tampa, Fla., early this morning.
Senor Montoro's friends declare that his
mission to this country has a two-fold ob
ject. Last Friday night he met three well-
Known corporation lawyers at the New
York Club. On Saturday he was again in
consultation with them. A complete sys
tem of railroads, a recently projected net
work connecting the interior of the island
and the coast-line towns and cities, was
subscribed to liberally by New York capi
talists and the work of construction has
been fully outlined. This work has been
greatly interfered with in its progress by
the insurrection. The New York investors
became chary of putting their cold cash
into Cuban securities when armed bands of
insurgents were scouring the island. To
bolster this scheme was undoubtedly one
object of these conferences.
Before leaving the city, Senor Montoro
furnished a signed article for publication,
which is in substance as follows:
"I am not in favor of the present insur
rection, which I consider to have been ill
advised and inopportune. To briefly state
my position, I am, and always have been,
an autonomist, a home-ruler in fact.
Cuba's great need is home rule, and that,
too, under the Spanish flag. It requires
such a union with Spain as Canada enjoys
with England. Cuba, in short, must stand
before the world as an integral part of the
"Americans are badly informed concern
ing the Cuban uprising. lamin a posi
tion to state positively that at the most
there are not more than 15,000 armed
rebels — by this I mean armed with rifles
and shot ammunition. Against this force
General Campos will have 100,000 troops.
The great Spanish force concentrated on
the island means that the rebellion will be
stamped out once and forever. It will be
accomplished by overwhelming numbers
and without the loss that protracted war
fare would entail."
CAPTURED ARMS RETAINED.
The Government to Hold Weapon* Taken
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 29.— United
States District Attorney Vandegrift has
instructed Collector of Customs Townsend
to retain possession of the arms and am
munition which were captured when the
alleged Cuban filibusters were arrested on
August 29. The arms, etc., are stored in
the basement of the Federal building. In
structions respecting their disposal will
probably be received from Washington
some time this week.
The friends of the Cuban cause in this
city, since the acquittal of the alleged fili
busters in the United States courts, are
receiving hundreds of signatures to a peti
tion asking Congress, at its coming session,
to grant belligerent rights to the Cubans.
Hone Wound to Enlist.
RALEIGH, N. C, Sept. 29.— An agent
of the Cuban revolutionists is in Catawba
County attempting to enlist a company of
men to go to Cuba. He has offered com
missions as lieutenant and makes other
liberal proposals. Not a man has been
found who will enlist. Efforts made at
other points in North Carolina to secure
recruits have likewise failed, though there
is general sympathy for the Cubans.
APPROVED BY HARRISON
New's Statement of the Ex-
President's Position Made
He Is not an Active Candidate, but
Would Accept the
INDIANAPOLIS, Im>., Sept. 29.— The
circumstances under which the interview
with ex-Consul General John C. New, re
garding ex-President Harrison's attitude
toward the Republican nomination in 1896
was conceived, came to light to-day, and
there is now no doubt that Mr. New, while
disclaiming to speak for Harrison, really
spoke for him, and has his implied, if not
his professed, approval.
At a conference of local Republicans at
the Dennison House on Thursday last,
which Mr. New atteu led, and which was
called for the purpose of considering the
attitude that Mr. Harrison has sustained
to the nomination, it was suggested by
Chairman Gowdy that Harrison ought to
speak upon the subject, and that his
silence was being construed into indiffer
ence, and some of his Indiana friends were
casting about for alliances outside of the
State in the belief that the ex-President
would not be a candidate. Considerable
speculation and discussion followed, but
no one was authorized to speak for Harri
son and no one did so.
Mr. New said that Harrison's friends
ought to know his attitude, and it was
suggested that Mr. New would be the
proper man to see and confer with him
upon the subject, their relations having
been of the most cordial character, and
New being, possibly, the only man who
could get an expression from him.
Mr. New then left the hotel and went
directly to Harrison's house. He told
Harrison of the conference and of the
doubt of his friends, and suggested that
he find a way of communicating his inten
tions to the party.
Harrison said that he did not feel called
upon to volunteer the information that he
was or was not a candidate and that there
was plenty of time in which the people
might make a choice. He said emphati
cally, however, that he was not a candi
date and would not be, nor would he put
forth any effort for the nomination or en
courage his friedds to do so. He declared
that nothing could be further from his
purpose than to enter into a contest for
the nomination for the Presidency, espe
cially as he had had the office once and
was not a stranger to Republicans of the
country. New asked as he rose to go, if
he might speak for him and Harrison re
plied that he "had never assumed to
bridle the tongues of his friend."
New returned to the hotel, and it was
determined to send out an interview stating
the positiou of Harrison, and, in order
that there might be no mistake or miscon
struction of its terms, it was decided that
it should go outin New's name, it being as
sumed that he was so close to Mr. Harrison
that his utterances would have more weight
than those of any one else except Harrison
himself. The interview was to make the
fact prominent that Harrison was not a
candidate but would not decline the nomi
nation, and that he had no choice between
the men who are candidates.
STOPPED A. BULLFIGHT.
"Aritona Charley's" Show Came to Grief
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 29.— ''Arizona
Charley," the cowboy who participated in
the Cripple Creek bullfights, came to grief
in Denver to-day. He had advertised a
Wild West show, to be concluded by a
genuine bullfight, and a large crowd assem
bled at the Denver Wheel Club grounds to
witness the exhibition.
Humane Agent Thompson entered the
ring just as the bullfight began, and the
crowd, seeing him, began to hoot and yell.
Charley and his assistants tried to chase
Thompson out by a show of force, but the
officer had assistance, and the participants
were placed under arrest and brought to
the city, amid the jeers of a disappointed
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TO SEIZE AN ISLAND
Mexican Officials on
the Lookout for
SMUGGLERS OF GUANO.
Report That a Vessel Is Out
fitting for the Capture of
WATCHING CALIFORNIA PORTS.
Alarm of the Ensenada Authorities
Believed to be Without
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Sept. 29.— Mexican
officials at Ensenada have been instructed
to take precautions against filibustering
expeditions from any port of California,
and directed against any islands of Lower
California coast. It is believed this order
is the result of Consul-General Coney's re
ports from San Francisco, to the effect that
a vessel is supposed to be outfitting there
to take possession of Guadaiupe Island.
An agent of the Mexican Government is
stationed here, in addition to Consul
Lerneli, and he laughs at the idea of tak
ing Guadaiupe by force or through alleged
"I thin* it will be found that the fili
bustering expedition is simply a few poor
devils of fishermen going down after
guano," he said.
There are large deposits of guano both
on the mainland and the islands, and the
business has grown to such importance
through San Diego that the Mexican Gov
ernment has had its attention called to it.
Thus far guano has been gathered by
small schooners against the revenue laws
of Mexico, and a stop will be put to it.
Already Ensenada authorities have prac
tically broken up the business, and
schooners leaving here are closely watched
and instantly reported to Ensenada. The
concession for gathering guano is owned
by the Mexican Land and Colonization
Company, and it has a schooner now in
This vessel, of course, will report all
marauders It sights, and a company
steamer will also be used to run them down.
The steamer caught two Americans at
San Martins Island some weeks ago, and
they are now in jail at Ensenada. Their
store of guano was confiscated.
They were hardly guilty, as they were
working for the owner of the schooner, but
at the same time it will probably be a long
time before they escape. As for Guada
iupe Island, there are no guano deposits
there, and it is of value simply for the
wild goats found there in vast numbers.
The concession for killing them is owned
by Don Mariano Garcia of Mexico and he
is able to take care of it.
MADERA, Cal., Sept. 29.— A. Fournier,
charged with arson, who was yesterday
released by Judge Carter on a writ of
habeas corpus, was rearrested to-day upon
the same charge, but was immediately
released on $1000 bonds.
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