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VOLUME L.XXVIII.— NO. 344.
CHICAGO OR THIS CITY.
Which Will Secure the
PITTSBURG NOW THIRD.
ways in which californians
Should Strive to Secure
NEWS AND TRANSPORTATION.
Figures Ought to Be Secured
and Sent at Once to the
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 21.— The
contest for the National Republican Con
vention seems to have narrowed down to
Fan Francisco. Chicago and Pittsburg.
There are several other cities — St. Louis,
Buffalo and New York among them —
which are ambitious to secure the conven
tion, but they are mating very little noise.
The most that tney have done thus far has
betn to write letters to individual members
of the NatHT.nl Committee.
Inasmuch as there has been no regular
or even informal gathering of National
committeemen yer, it is impossible to say
just what San Francisco's chances are, or,
for that matter, the chances of any city.
The Pittsburgers, it is understood, will
raise $100,000 to pay the National Commit
tee's debt. This will, of course, have some
effect, but the Smoky City will have to do
some great hustling if it captures the con
vention. The most prominent Republi
cans who have visited Washington lately
have expressed themselves against PitU
burg, saying that it is a very unattractive
city, and as between Buffalo, Chicago and
San Francisco it would stand no chance.
Senator (,'uay some time ago expressed
himself as favorably inclined toward San
Francisco, but it is believed that he will
certainly favor the city of his own state,
now that Pittsburg is a strong competitor.
There is no doubt but that Chicago is San
Francisco's chief rival. The Lake City is
at this time the leading aspirant, with San
Francisco a good second.
It is certain that San Francisco is well
thought of. The novelty of holding a con
vention on the extreme side of the conti
nent appeals strongly to the sentiment of
nearly all who have discussed the conven
tion place. Besides, there is a desire
manifested on all sides to see the Golden j
<rate City by those who Bare never crossed j
the Rockies. Tha newspaper men, who
are at this time discussing the matter in
their telegraphic gossip, are very friendly
toward San Francisco, and if their in
fluence counts, it will be cast in her favor;
they would enjoy a jaunt to the coast and
so would many a delegate for that matter.
If the delegates can be convinced that San
Francisco is not too remotely situated and
the influential newspapers can be made to
believe that telegraphic facilities will be
adequate San Francisco will stand an ex
In addition to this money should be
raised to pay railroad fares of impecunious
delegates, some of whom will hail from
the South. Californians should raise a
fund immediately, at least as much as
Pittsburg. Negotiations should also be
made with railroad companies, to ascer
tain what rates of fare can be secured. In
addition to this statements should be se
cured from telegraph companies as to the
number of words that can be handled in
specials to the East. If these facts are
telegraphed East it will do much toward
dispelling the doubts that now exist as to
railroad fares and telegraph wires.
Many leading Republicans are congre
gating in New York City. Among them
are Governor Morton. Senatoi Quay and
Thomas B. Reed. Russell B. Harrison,
ex-President Harrison's son, is there in
consultation with General Michener, one
of General Harrison's henchmen. In ad
dition to these Thomas H. Carter, chair
man of the National Committee, is there,
and Committeemen Fessenden of Con
necticut, Hobart of New Jersey and Crane
of Massachusetts are expected there to at
tend a conference to be held to-morrow.
Ex-President Harrison is expected to
arrive in New York to-night from Sara
toga. Senator Teller of Colorado is also
then as proxy for some Western com
mitteemen. With this array of talent it
is believed that at the conference to-mor
row the time of holding the National Com
mittee meeting in Washington to select a
convention city will be decided. It is
thought that the committee will not meet
here until the early part of December.
The notice must be issued six weeks before
the convention meets. Chairman Carter
stated to a Call correspondent a few days
ago his belief that the National Committee
would meet here in December, and that
the convention would be held in JuDe.
DID NOT GET A DIVORCE.
Charles Campbell Makes Sev
eral Slips in His Suit
Started in Rather Prematurely
to Woo and Win a Hand
FARGO, N. D.. Oct. 21. -Many divorces
have been granted by Judge McConnell
recently, but to-day there was a change in
proceedings and the case of Charles J.
Campbell vs. Essie Campbell was taken
under advisement. The plaintiff is a
blonde young man, who says he conducted
a real -estate oflice in San Francisco, and
October 2, 1894, was married in Oakland
to Miss Essie Galluck.
Campbell was an Episcopalian, but his
wife was a Jewess. In his bill of com
plaint he alleges tnat considerable trouble
was caused over religious differences. He
further charges that she would become in
toxicated, called him bad names and
became violent in her actions. The plain
The San Francisco Call.
tiff claims that he resided with his mother,
Lucy J. Campbell, at 321 Haight street,
and that his marital troubles reached such
a point last spring that his wife deserted
him and he left the following week for
Fargo to get a divorce.
In support of his suit he presented the
depositions of his mother, his brother,
Attorney George D. Campbell and Dr.
George H. Jenks, who is also a relative.
No proof was made to the court that per-
Bonal service had been made or attempted
on the defendant. The plaintiff had estab
lished a residence in an adjoining county
and had published a notice in an obscure
weekly paper, and Judge McConnell be
came convinced that Campbell was trying
to get a divorce by fraudulent means and
refused to grant a divorce till the defend
ant could be heard from.
Campbell started a real estate office here,
but dropped it after a few weeks, and has
devoted his time to bicycling, riding and
tennis playine, and much of his time lias
been spent with a rather handsome di
vorcee, whom, it is said, he will marry if a
decree is secured. The case has attracted
considerable attention from the gossip
about Campbell and the woman.
Charles J. Campbell was in the employ
of Will E. Fisher, the real estate agent on
Post street, for about a year. Eight months
ago he entered the office one rnornine and
announced that he had been married. A
month later he left Mr. Fisher's employ.
"I knew nothing of his social relations,"
said Mr. Fisher last night. "He married a
Jewess and they had some trouble. Two
months after their marriage they separated.
After Campbell left me I heard nothing of
him, nor have I seen him since."
The couple lived at 321 Haight street
during the brief wedded experience and
after the separation the wife returned to
her mother's home at 414 Buchanan street,
where she has lived ever since, awaiting
the resu]t of her suit for divorce entered
"She'll get hf r divorce here in a few days,
now," remarked her attorney, H. I. Kow
alsky, last night. The complaint was tiled
in June on the ground of cruelty.
"So he has tiled a complaint in North
Dakota. Well, she is ahead of him here.
He can't get a divorce. Her complaint
has been riled sixty days, and then she had
to wait thirty days. She will get it by
"He ran away like a cur as soon as she
began action. He was a religious hypo
crite, and wanted to feed her on a potato
"It is the old story of cruelty. The
matter was ventilated in the papers when
the suit was filed. I shall say nothing
about the case of my client."
The whereabouts of the whilom husband
of two months' experience would not be
divulged last night by his relatives here.
The brother, G. A. Campbell of 14 Sansome
street, is tha attorney for the man who
sought the lenient divorce laws of North
Dakota for release from his marital ties.
CASWELL TO BE THE COMMANDER.
Scottish Rite Masons of the Supreme Coun-
cil Will Confer Honors Upcn
Washington, d. a, Oct. 21.— Every
member of the Supreme Council of the
World, Ancient and Accepted Scottish
Rite of Freemasonry. 250 in number, was
in attendance at the biennial session which
Thomas H. Caswell, Who Will Prob
ably Be -Mected Commander of
Scottish Rite Masons.
commenced in the temple here at noon to
day, to continue through the week. A
grand commander— without doubt Thomas
H. Caswell of California— will be elected to
succeed the late Philip G. Tucker of Texas,
who died here about a year ago.
The question of merging the northern
and southern jurisdiction will rot be con
sidered, efforts in that direction having
been abandoned. The right of deputies to
communicate degrees and the collection of
fees for the Supreme Council are the prin
cipal subjects of discussion.
AN EX-CONVICT'S EXPLOIT.
Passed a Worthless Check on the Proprie
tor of a Hotel and Landed Behind
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 21. — Alfred Q.
Highton, confidence man and bogus check
operator, is again under arrest. He came
to Chicago a week ago and registered at
the Sherman House. He told the proprie
tor he had $2200 in the St. Paul Bank and
had authorized its withdrawal for deposit
in the Commercial Ix>an and Trust Com
pany of this city, with whicn concern the
proprietor does business. Last Saturday
Highton borrowed a blank check of the
trust company and obtained $600 by filling
it out and turning it in at the hotel coun
ter. This morning the check was returned
stamped "No funds," and Highton was ar
restea an hour later. Highton has served
a term in the penitentiary of Colorado and
was released from the Stillwater (Minn.)
prison in July last, after serving a two
Xoi« of the Tug Petrel.
OSCEOLA, Mich., Oct. 21.— Nothing has
been heard of the tug Petrel since Wednes
day and ncr owners have given her up for
lost. Without doubt her crew of eight per
sons went to the bottom with her. Three
tugs searched all day Saturday, but found
no trace of her. If tlie Petrel was still
afloat she would have been heard from
some where. There is no theory a a to
what caused her to founder.
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER '22, 1895.
MILLIARD'S END NEAR
The Sick Man Is Now
his hours numbered.
It Is Feared That He Cannot
Survive the Trip to Los
steadily growing worse.
Passed Into Unconsciousness
While En Route From
Stockton to Fresno.
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 21.— The special
car Paraiso withLieutenant-Governor Mil
lard, his wife and attendants passed
through here this morning. From Stock-
LIEUTENANT . GOVERNOR SPENCES G. MILLARD, WHO IS KE
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ton ihe car was taken to Lathrop, where it
was attached to the regular 6outh-bound
train for Los Angeles.
The Lieutenant-Gcvernor is a very sick
man. Dr. Gendrum of Los Angeles has
charge of the invalid, whose wife is con
stantly by his side. He has also trained
nurses to keep watch over him.
The present trouble of the Lieutenant-
Governor is heart failure and bowel com
plaint. When he passed through Stock
ton to-day he was unable to see any one,
and was so weak that he could not have
spoken under any circumstances. Gov
ernor and Mrs. Budd met the party at the
railway station as the train passed throueh,
but when the condition of the sick man
was learned they did not attempt to see
him. They expressed to Mrs. Millard their
sympathy and hopes for her husband's re
According to remarks dropped by
members of the party during the stop
here there seems now little prospects of
Lieutenant -Governor Millard's recovery.
His physician hopes that when he reaches
the warmer climate of the south he will
improve; but iust now any excitement is
likely to hasten the end. The frequent
tits of heart failure are the most feared of
any of the symptoms in his case, and the
most sanguine believe the Lieutenant-Gov
ernor will be fortunate if he survives the
ride from here to Los Angeies. It was evi
dent that everything possible had been
done to render the car Paraiso comfortable
for the patient, but there is an air of sor
row on the faces of all inside.
The special car with the Lieutenant-
Governor on board will reach Los Angeles
to-morrow morning, and if he survives the
journey he will then have some chance of
The sickness of Mr. Millard was brought
on by an attack of la grippe, which soon
turned into pneumonia and afterward
developed into a complication of com
plaints. Just now he is speechless from
weakness and the trouble with his heart,
and the least excitement would prove
fatal. It is stated that Dr. Gendrum
hardly expects the patient to survive the
Just before the car left here Mr. Millard
dropped into a slumber.
FRESXO, Cal., Oct. 21.— Lieutenant-
Governor Spencer G. Millard and family
passed through this city in a special car
on this evening's train on their way to Los
Angeles. Mr. Millard's condition was very
critical, and during the trip from the north
he grew worse. He was unconscious, and
the members of the family who were
around him were in a very anxious state
of mind. While here they feared that the
Lieutenant-Governor would not live till
Los Angeles is reached. They will arrive
there in the morning.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21.— Lieutenant-
Governor Millard is now said to be in such
a condition that he will never again leave
his bed. He is expected to arrive here at
7 :30 o'clock to-morrow from Shasta Springs,
and will be conveyed to a private sani
A special telegram received late to-nigbt
from Caliente stated that Lieutenant-Gov
ernor Millard's condition when he passed
through that place at 11:27 o'clock was
improved and that he was resting more
REFUSEIt XO MARRY BER.\
That la Why a Colorado Merchant Was
Shot by a Woman.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.. Oct..2L—
Mrs. Lula Shields shot and badly wounded
Clone Crawford, proprietor of a cigar and
candy store, here this morning. Craw
ford, who is a married man with a wife in
Denver, had been intimate with the
woman and had promised to secure a
divorce from his wife ana marry Mrs.
Shields. His refusal to carry out his
promise or have any further connection
with the woman resulted in the shooting.
AT THE COST OF BONDHOLDERS.
Dismissal of alt Important Railway Suit by
the Supreme Court of the United
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 21.— The
effort of the holders of the second-mort
gage bonds known as the equipment and
income bon<ls of the Burlington, Cedar
Rapids and Minnesota Railway Company,
to compel the Burlington, Cedar Rapids
and Northern Railwuy Company to pay
the bonds, met an adverse fate in the Su
preme Court of the United States to-day.
The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minne
sota Railway Company was bought by the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern
Company under a decree made October 30,
1875, and it was not until 1883 that the
second-mortgage bondholders instituted
proceedings to recover on those securities.
A judgment by the Circuit Court of the
United States for the Southern District of
lowa in May, 1889, affirmed the validity of
certain of the bonds and declared others to
be invalid, but the Supreme Court of the
United States, in an opinion rendered by
Justice Shiras, reversed that judgment
and remanded the case with instructions
to dismiss the bill at the cost of the bond
BOLD BUT VERY CARELESS.
Attempt of a Masked Man to
Rob a Bank in Ne
Citizens Soon Rallied, Shot and
Captured the Daring Des
HARRISBURG, Nebr., Oct. 21.— A bold
attempt was made this afternoon to rob
the Banner County Bank of this place. A
masked robber entered the bank at 4
o'clock and demanded the funds of Cash
ier Carlisle. The robber had some diffi
culty in drawing his revolver from his
belt, and Mr. Carlisle ran out of the side
door through his residence into the street,
and thinking the robber had a horse went
behind the house and finding the horse
rode over the town giving the alarm.
The citizens gathered with guns and as
the robber came out opened fire, and after
an exchange of two dozen shots the robber
ran and was shot in the leg by a rifle-ball
It was found that in his haste he had
overlooked most of the bank's funds, only
taking small change amounting to $167.
The man says his name is Graham and
that he is from Scotts Bluff County.
The wound is not considered dangerous.
No one but the robber was hurt and the
bank recovered all the maney.
SPIIiITS JJV THE ItAJtKXrss.
Weird Stories About a Mine That Caved
on a Family.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 21.-A Herald
special from Hazelton, Pa., says: The
mining village of Germantown, located on
the mountain between Centralia and Lo
custdale, is greatly worked up over alleged
spiritual manifestations in the coal mine
there. Wonderful lights have been seen
and apparitions have appeared. The
miners are greatly excited and refuse to
work in the mine.
A legend has it that the Germantown
mine is haunted. Years ago a cave-in oc
curred there and the Mover family, thir
teen in number, were buried under the de
bris. It is now asserted that their disturbed
spirits are still wandering in the darkness.
The colliery will not be worked to
Pacific Coast Penaiont.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 21.—Pen
sions have been granted as follows: Cali
fornia—Original, Oloisia Trechler, Na
tional Soldiers' Home, Los Angeles; James
Minigan, San Francisco. Increase, Daniel
D. Tripp, Stockton; George A. Butler,
Long Beach. Reissue, Harrison Trego.
•San Diego. Original widows, etc., Mary
J. Turner, Valleio. Mexican War sur
vivors, increase, Hiram D. Barras, San
Oregon — Increase, John B. Shafer, Jo
seph. Reissue, Edward O. Goodman,
Killed by a Train.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 21.— Four
men in a wagon were killed by a train on
the Pennsylvania road near Millers ata
tiou this morniua.
Admiral Detached From
Duty and Ordered
TO BE RETIRED AT ONCE.
culmination of the charges
Against the Commander of
the European Station.
selfridge to succeed him.
Here Is the First Case Where
Father and Son Hold Such
an Exalted Rank.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 21.— A sen
sation in naval circles was caused to-day
by the announcement that Rear-Admiral
Kirkland, commanding the European na
val station of the United States, had been
detached from duty and ordered home.
It is expected that Admiral Kirkland
will apply at once to be placed on the re
tired list. Commodore Thomas O. Sel
fridge Jr. will succeed him as command
ing officer of the European station.
For some time past it has been ru
mored that Secretary Herbert was not
pleased with the conduct of Admiral Kirk
land. Dissatisfaction was caused by the
action of the admiral in sending congratu
lation on his election to President Faure of
France. Secretary Herbert construed this
as entirely wrong, holding that the official
position of the admiral, representing the
dignity of the United States navy in Euro
pean waters, precluded him from making
any comment whatever with reference to
politics and sent a letter of reprimand.
Admiral Kirkland was not slow to re
spond and he did so by appealing to the
President to overrule Secretary Herbert's
strictures on his conduct. He claimed in
his own defense that he had known Presi
dent Faure personally and had merely con
gratulated him in a personal capacity and
not as an officer of the United States navy.
It is not known what action the President
took in the matter, but the detachment of
the admiral indicates that the Secretary
was sustained by Mr. Cleveland.
Admiral Kirkland next came into public
notice through a newspaper interview in
which he made somewhat insulting com
ments on the character of American mis
sionaries in Syria, whither he had been to
give them protection during the Armenian
troubles. This was brought to the notice
of the Navy Department by a protest from
religious organizations in Boston.
Shortly following this second cause of
dissatisfaction came a complaint from a
chaplain in the navy that the admiral had
insulted him before a number of officers
during the festivities at the opening ol the
Kiel canal, where Admiral KirKland was
in command of the United States fleet. It
was claimed by the chaplain that while
standing with Admiral Kirkland and a
group of other officers on the quarterdeck
of the flaeship San Francisco the admiral
turned to him and ordered him below in a
brusque, if not insulting manner, because
he was not attired in full-dress uniform.
The chaplain, in his letter to the Navy
Department, made plain that chaplains
have only one regulation uniform, which
serves for all occasions, and he considered
himself very badly used. It is said that
Secretary Herbert sided with the chaplain
in his complaint, but it is not known
whether he took official action.
In addition to these reports concerning
Admiral Kirkland others reached the
Navy Department of a more personal
nature, and after making a pretty thor
ough inquiry into the matter and consult
ing President Cleveland, Secretary Her
bert to-day issued the order of detach
ment. Admiral Kirkland will probably
receive the news by cable at Algiers, for
which place the San Francisco sailed to
day from Gibraltar, according to a dis
patch received at the Navy Department.
While the recall is, of course, uncompli
mentary to Admiral Kirkland there is no
disposition at the department to belittle
his record as a sailor. He is looked on as
a man of active and quick perception, and
always ready to do his duty. He was ap
pointed to the navy from North Carolina
in 1850 and attained his present rank March
1 last. Admiral Kirkland has not long to
serve on the active list, but it is believed
he will apply for retirement without delay.
It is said that he had expressed the inten
tion of going on the retired list if relieved
of his present duty.
Through his assignment to the Euro
pean station Commodore Selfridge be
comes an active rear-admiral, and this
fact brings about the unprecedented case,
at least in the United States navy, where a
father and a son attained to the highest
grade of the naval service during the life
time of both. Admiral Selfridge's father,
a hale and hearty old gentleman more
than four-score and ten is Rear- Admiral
Thomas 0. Selfridge Sr. He has been on
the retired list for many years. If Ad
miral Kirkland retires at once Admiral
Kelfridge will change his acting rank for
that of actual rank.
Hi ANY MEN BADLY INJURED.
Explosion of a Steam Pipe Connecting Boil-
ers in a Room Where Two Hundred
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 21.— A special
from Anderson, Ind., says: Eight men
were seriously and two fatally injured by
the explosion of a steam pipe in the Amer
ican vviremills this noon. The pipe which
broke was a twelve-inch one, connecting
twenty-two boilers. Two hundred men
were caught in a room and all were more
or less injured. The wildest excitement
prevailed. All the surgeons in town were
summoned. The seriously injured are:
Abe Delicamp, Tom Finan, James Rogers,
John Jones, Mine McNear, Andrew Sheets,
Henry Wykoff, Henry Myers. The mill
was badly damaged.
JFlamea in a Parlor-Car.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 21.— A special
from Anderson, Ind., says: When the Pan
handle vestibuled-train arnved here at
noon to-day one of the parlor-cars was in
flames. The tire department was sum
moned and succeeded in saving about half
the car. Several of the passengers were
badly burned while fighting the fire before
the city was reached. The fire caught
from a spark in the roof.
CHOSEN PHYSICIAN FOR A COUNTY.
Honors Conferred Upon Dr. Mabel Spencer,
a Bright Woman Practitioner
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 21.— Dr. Mabel
Spencer, a Kansas City (Kans.) woman,
has been appointed County Physician of
Riley County, Kans., to succeed Dr. Wil
lard, who recently resigned. Miss Spen
cer — or rather Dr. Spencer — is a daughter
of J. J. Spencer, who has been connected
with the Union Terminal and other rail
way enterprises in the two Kansas Cities.
She began the study of medicine in the
Kansas City Homeopathic Medical Col
lege about five years ago and graduated
with high honors last year. A few months
ago she went to Manhattan to practice
medicine and she has become so success-
ful there that she has been chosen County
Physician by the Board of County Com
missioners. She is the first woman in
Kansas to receive such an appointment.
WAS TRUE TO THE END
Nicholas Millar Imported His
Fair Bride From Dal
His Brother Acted as a Proxy
and Brought the Girl,
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 21.— Nicholas
Millar came to America several years ago
from Dalmatia. His sweetheart, Paola
Rudendak, was left behind. The young
man saved enough to send on for Paola.
Her brother answered his letter and said
that their sister could not come to Amer
ica unless Nicholas returned to Austria.
Paola's brothers had never seen him, so
Nicholas wrote to his betrothed and asked
her to assist in a deception he proposed.
He said that he was unable to return for
her, and his plan was to get a friend of
his, who was about to visit his own home
in Austria, to go to Paola's brothers, rep
resent himself as the lover, marry her and
bring her to America.
This plan was agreed to. The friend
started for Austria and Nicholas waited.
Finally a letter came telling him that his
friend had arrived and that he had been
married to Paola by a priest and a magis
trate, that they were on their way to
Havre and would sail on the Campagna
The ship reached the city about 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, and Nicholas was
waiting on the pier. He had already seen
Paola, his wife by proxy, and his faithful
friend standing in the forward part of the
steamship, and had waved his handker
chief to them in welcome. Paola was all
smiJes, and threw him a kiss. The gang
plack was put up, and Nicholas was among
the first aboard.
Then the husband and wife who had
been faithful so long threw their arms
around one another and wept for joy. As
Paola and her friend were steerage pas
sengers they could not be taken off yester
day, and Paola had to part from Nicholas
again. When the poor fellow learned this
he broke completely down, and returned
alone to his home where his friends were
waiting for the bride.
DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH'S DAY.
With Miss yanderbilt. His Future Bride,
He Went to Church and Then
Made a Call.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 21.— Miss Con
suelo Yanderbilt and her betrothed, the
Duke of Marlborough, were occupants of
the rector's pew in St. Thomas Church at
the morning service yesterday. Both re
mained to tafce communion after the regu
lar service. Then the young people were
driven to Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt's new
house at Seventy-second street and Madi
son avenue. After luncheon Miss Vander
bilt and the Duke went for a drive in the
park. The Duke left Mrs. Vanderbilt's
house late in the evening and drove to the
To a reporter the Duke said: "Nothing
The Duke of Marlborough.
more definite will be done with regard to
my wedding until later in the week. Then
1 shall be glad to tell you."
The report that tne banns of the Vander
bilt-Marlborough wedding were to be pub
lished in St. Thomas Church was not well
Sickness Caused Suicide.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 21.— A. E. Adams,
a newspaper puolisher of Spokane, Wash.,
was found dead on the sidewalk in front of
the Sherman Hotel this morning. He had
committed suicide by shooting himself
through the head. He had been in ill
health for some time.
Work on Torpedo- Boats.
NEWPORT, R. 1., Oct. 21.— Work will
be begun this week on the two torpedo
boats to be built by the Herreshoffs. The
Herreshoffs' boats will closely resemble
the Cushing, but will be longer. Accord
ing to contract they must make 27% knots
or their builders must forfeit $10,000 per
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SLAIN BY BRAZILIANS.
Massacre and Robbery of*
Three Americans and
THEIR TREASURE TAKEN".
Shot While They Slept b*
Treacherous Guides and
faithful natives killed.
One Hundred Thousand Dol
lars Secured by the
LA PAZ, Bolivia, Oct. 21.— James Carr,
Sam Young and Fred Wilson, Americans,
and Tom Graham, Charles Morgan, Henry
Waters and Phil Barnes, Englishmen, all
miners, who had been working several
years in this country, and who lately
made important gold discoveries in a sec
tion of the frontier of Brazil, whence they
were returning, richly laden with cold and
precious stones, were fojind dead near
Chuquisaca over a week ago and by their
side were found the dead bodies of three
Not far off a young boy, who had been
adopted by Carr and who served the party
as cook, was found. He was badly
wounded and told the following story:
The party had been traveling fourteen
days when it camped on Pilcotnayo River
for four days, as all were thoroujrhly tired
out. The Indian guides had been charged
to act as guards during the nights'. Last
Monday night the boy was awakened from
a sound sleep by hearing shooting.
On looking around he saw that the
guides under the leadership of Juan Ortiz
were standing over the sleeping Ameri
cans and Englishmen and tiring on them
Seeing this, the boy attempted to flee,
but was wounded twice by shots from
Ortiz, and he lay more dead than alive
until found by passers-by, who cared for
him and elicited from him his account of
the massacre. The boy says that the
Indians loaded horses with the plunder,
which is calculated to exceed over $100,000,
and departed in the direction of Paraguay
The authorities are preparing to go after
the robbers, but so far have done nothing.
The natives killed were not guides, but
servants who had been with the party for
some time, and faithful Indian guides.
The assailants were all Brazilians.
WILLING TO SELL HIS VOTE.
Publication of Ohio Campaign Literature
Reflecting Upon the Rev. C. W.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 21.— The Demo
cratic State Committee to-night furnished
for publication three letters' bearing the
signature of Rev. C. W. Heoffer, Republi
lican candidate for the Legislature from
Darke County, being a part of his alleged
negotiations with the committee for $1500,
in consideration of his vote for Calvin S.
Brico for United States Senator.
The first of these bears the date of Green
ville, Ohio, October 11, and is addressed
to M. A. Smalley, chairman of the Demo.
crtic State Central Committee. In it ha
states that Mr. Meilley of Lima, presunv.
ably Senator Brice's brother-in-law, L. H.
Meilley, had not looked upon his proposi
tion with favor and asking for a personal
interview regarding the matter.
The letter closes with the assurance thafi.
he will vote for Brice, as agreed, if paid
the $1500. The second letter is addressed
to Senator Brice himself. It is a simple
businesslike agreement to vote for him in
consideration of $1500, to be paid to him
for his campaign expenses. The third let
ter is addressed to C. M. Anderson, chair
man of the Democratic State executive
committee, and bears the date of Octo»
In it he begs Mr. Anderson, who is tk
fellow-townsman of Mr. Heoffer of Green
ville, to secure from the representatives of
Senator Brice certain letters which they
were about to publish, which publication,
he said, would ruin him. If the lettenr
were returned to him he would withdraw
from the ticket.
In a statement regarding the matte*
Chairman Anderson says he called on
Heoffer on receipt of this letter at a hotel
here with the letters in his possession, and
asked Mr. Hoeffer if he had written tneni,
and he saior he had. It was agreed then
that the letters should not be published if
Heoffer would at once withdraw from the>.
ticket. His subsequent refusal to with- !
draw caused the publication.
Don Dickinson Jieaten.
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 21.— At the Demo
cratic city convention Samuel Goldwate*
received the nomination for Mayor over
Don M. Dickinson, ei-Postrnaster-General.
by a vote of 51 to 34, and the nomination
was then made unanimous.
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