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VOLUME LXXX.-XO. 74.
NOGALES RAIDED BY FANATICS Santa Teresa's Followers Attack the Sonora Town. BLOODY BATTLE IN THE DARKNESS. Seven Mexican Citizens and Eight of the Filibusters Are Slain. PURSUING POSSE RUNS INTO AN AMBUSH. A Second Encounter Disastrous to the Rurales— Yaquis Join the Revolutionists. NOGALES, Ariz., Aug. 12. — BJood flowed freely to-day in Nogales, Sonora, a cross the Mexican Jine from this city. At 2 o'clock in the morning a party of seventy-five of Santa Teresa de Cabora's Mexican fanatics — Mexican revolutionists and Yaqui Indians — attacked the town and attempted to carry the Mexican cus tom-house by storm. A bloody battle fol lowed, in which aeven of the revolution ists were killed, one taken prisoner and a half dozen others wounded, the latter be ing borne away by their companions. The Mexicans lost four killed, and as many more were wounded. The sudden ness of the attack prevented a combined defense, and three of the custom-house guards were slain before assistance could arrive. The raiders were repulsed and driven out of town. A posse started in pursuit only to run into an ambush a few miles from town, and three of its members were slain, while but one of the revolutionists fell. The battle in the darkness this morning was waged for four hours. The invaders entered the town on foot, yelling "Viva Santa Teresa!" The Mexicans and a por tion of th« Yaquis were armed with rifles and machetes, and the balance of the In dians carried tomahawks and bows and arrows. Before the guards of the custom-house could prepare for a defense, the attacking party was upon them, and two were shot. Then an alarm was given, the big town tire bell being sounded, and armed men came pouring from every direction. The soldiers had broken into the custom-house, and when re-enforcements for the guards arrived, they were firing into the resi dences of Collector of Customs R. Ogario and Mayor Garza Cortina. Following the general alarm from the firebell citizens of the American side of the line secured all available guns, includ ing four militia guns at the armory, ran across the line and joined in the fight. Tne battle then waged furiously until day ight, when the revolutionists withdrew, leaving the citizens of the town in pos session of the field. During the fight the townsmen had lost two more in killed, and a number were more or less danger ously wounded. The killed were: Manuel Delahanty and Francisco Fernandez, Mex ican customs guards: M. Perm, a Mexican gendarme, and Cresencio Urbino, a Mexi can citizen. Besides the seven Indians killed and one wounded, one was taken prisoner. Captain P. Sanchez of the Mexican po lice and four men left on horseback in pursuit, being accompanied by Juan Fer nandez, cashier of the Mexican custom house and a brother of the customs guard, Francisco Fernandez. They were am bushed by the raiders five miles west of Nogales near the line. The revolutionists opened fire, killing the captain and the horse ridden by Fernandez. As soon as Sanchez 1 horse fell the indians fmade a rush at Sanchez and beat him to death with guns and machetes. All but one of the other men escaped to HON. GROVE L. JOHNSON, Congressman From the Second Dis trict, Who Was Named for Re-election at Sacramento Yesterday. [Drawn by a "Call " artut from a photograph by Hodson.] The San Francisco Call I Nogales and gave the alarm. Twenty i men left for the scene and brought the dead men in. One Indian had fallen in the combat. The Indians went on into the moun tains near by, where they are camped to j nipht. and are burning snap fires, which j means that they are not through with the I fight. It is expected that they will at tempt to raid the town before daylight, but if they do they will get a warm recep tion, as the citizens and officers are guard ing the town on both sides of the line, and two companies of soldiers arrived at 10 o'clock from Huachuca. Colonel Kosterlitski arrived to-night with sixty picked men of the Mexican gendarmes and left for the mountains, where signal fires were burning. It is ex pected that if he finds the raiders he will wipe them out to a man, as he is a verit able bloodhound and merciless in dealing with offenders. It was learned to-night that 500 Yaqui Indians had joined the filibusters, and that they crossed over to American soil. The Indians seem to be crazed with their fanatical ideas and their worship of Santa I Teresa, but they evidently do not desire to | injure Americans, as several who ran : across the line when the firing began had j their guns taken away and were told to get i back as they were not after any one but ! the Mexicans. These they expected to capture, and then to assume control of the government | affairs themselves. The attempt to enter the residences of the customs collector and the president of the town show this. The main object of the raid was to secure the arms, ammunition and money in the cus tom-house, when they iutended to start for the City of Mexico to overthrow the Diaz Government. On the way thousands of Indians and bandits would have joined their ranks. One of the Indians killed this morning had a picture of Santa Teresa in one of j his pockets, and another had a lock of her hair in a little sack around his neck. ! They were a hard- looking set. They are brave fighters and do not seem to know what fear means, as they sta yed in the town and fought long after daylight against big odds. When they did retreat | they toot their time and walked out of town. , One of the dead Indians was a chief. On his person were found two letters, sup posed to be from Santa Teresa, but not signed. One states, "Trust in God and your expedition will be successful;" the other says, "Money, guns and ammuni tion are ready to go to the Yaqui River." Late this evening one of the Yaqui chiefs walked into a hut in'the south portion of the town and was captured. This makes two prisoners and eight dead Indians, while seven of the officers and citizens are dead. Copies of the Independents, Lauro Aguirre's paper, published at El Paso, Tex., were received in town to-day, and some copies were fonnd on the dead Yaquis. These papers were dated June 28 and July 25, 1896, and were special editions containing nothing but revolu tionary matter against the Mexican Gov ernment. Some people think Lauro Aguirre was with the raiders, but no one seems to have recognized him. The prisoner, Francis Vasquez, was seen by a correspondent. He says eighteen Indians held a meeting last night at Tu bac, twenty- two miles north of Nogales, and organized for the start. They went to Huevavi, eight miles from Nogales, where they made a short stop before entering the town at 3 o'clock. There about fifty more Mexicans and Indians were in wait ing. Within thirty minutes cfter their arrival their attack was made on the Mexi can Custom-house. He says he does not know what their in tentions were, but the chief told him to come along and help make the attack or he would 'be killed. He gives the follow ing names of those who attended the meeting: LoreJo Bibas, head chief; — Mieuel, sec ond chief; Juan Lujo, third chief; Louis Lizo, Jose Salvado, Juan Alvares, Juan Velasco*, Jose Bacacersi, Juan Bintemea, Francisco Ramirez, Juan Lercino, Ignacio Bachamo. Francisco Abram, Juan Sigma lino. Juan Alvarez, Estcban Juielagez, Juan Molino, Jose Morales and Rafael Avico. TROOPS HURRIED TO THE L INE. Five Hundred Taquis Save Joined the Revolutionists. TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 12.— Early this Continued on Third Paat. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1896. THE NOTIFICATION MEETING AND THE UNINVITED GUEST. JOHNSON NAMED BY ACCLAMATION. Renominated for Congress by Second District Re publicans. NO DISSENTING VOICE. The Representative Predicts a Victory for His Party in November. DAWN OF BETTER TIMES. Prosperity Will Come, He Says, When the Factories of the Coun try are Reopened. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 12.— Hon. Grove L. Johnson received the unanimous vote of the Second Congressional District Republican Convention, which convened in this city to-day, for Congressman, be ing chosen without dissent or rollcall. After the convention was called to order Hon. John F. Davis of Amador was chosen by acclamation as chairman and George P. Royster as secretary. E. C. Hart, can didate for Superior Judge in this county, in an eloquent speech placed Grove L. Johnson in nomination, and on motion he was chosen by acclamation. In his address to the convention John son briefly reviewed the chances for a Republican victory this year, declaring they were growing brighter and brighter as the people more fully comprehended that it was the tariff instead of financial measures that must be amended to insuie prosperity throughout the United States. He referred to the battles of our ancestors for freedom and equal rights, and added: "We have before us a greater battle this fall. We are fighting for our homes and firesides and the rights of the man to earn his living honestly and be protected in so dome." After outlining the policy he would pursue he said, in referring to the preven tion of foreign immigration: "I believe that the gangplank at Castle Garden should be cast adrift," and added: "I fully indorse the platform of the Republi- i can National Convention and our grand j banner-bearers, McKinley and Hobart, and fully believe that they will lead the party to victory." In referring to the administration of the Democratic party in National affairs on a low tariff.basis he showed that the increase in the National debt had been $262,000,000, and claimed that when the revenues should exceed the expenditures prosperity to all would shortly follow. The mills and factories would resume operations and give the laboring man his rightful wages. His speech was greeted with a burst of wild applause, and at the conclusion Judpe Fulweiler of Placer County placed Hon. J. M. Welling of Nevada County in nomina tion for Presidential elector, and Hon. John F. Davis of Amador was named as alternate. Both were chosen unani mously. They promised to further the in terests of the campaign by every means in their power. A Congre?sional committee consisting of three members from Sacramento and San Joaquin counties and two from the other counties in the district was chosen and empowered to fill all vacancies which might occur, and an auditing committee of five was appointed by the chair. SONORA'S MURDER TRIAL. Witnesses Testify Regarding Conflicting Stories Told by Colonel Caleb Dorsey's Slayer. 80N0RA, Cal., Aug. 12.— The trial of John T. Newcomer for the killing of Colonel Caleb Dorsey was continued to day before Superior Judge Nicol. Imme diately after the polling of the jury the clothing worn by Colonel Dorsey at the time of the shooting was handed to the jury for examination. The overcoat, coat, vest and undershirt bore mute but conclusive testimony as to the manner in which the deceased met his death, all showing bullet-holes, while the vest and undershirt were marked by a deep crim son stain. Edward Dorsey, a nephew of the de ceased, recited the facts of the homicide as far as he knew them, and in every par ticular corroborated the testimony of Sam uel Bateman given yesterday. He posi tively denied any knowledge of what had become of Colonel Dorsey's pistol, which he had last seen in the mine office on the morning of the tragedy, and which was still there when his uncle left. Dorsey testified that during the time himself, his uncle and Newcomer were at the mill. Shortly before the killing, Newcomer had asked him in his uncle's presence to loan him his mule, as he wished to go into town and have a receiver appointed for the mine, as he did not like the way the "dough" (amalgam) was going. His uncle and Newcomer then left the mill and went toward the cabin, where Dorsey was killed. This was the last time he saw him alive. Benjamin Kollock, R. C. Davis and Sheriff Y.incey testified to the accounts of the shooting as Newcomer gave them. This evidence was ma f erial, as the de fendant told two of them that Dorsey had tried to draw a revolver, and that he "got the drop" on him and fired, while to the other he stated that Dorsey had struck at him and that he then fired and killed him. The prosecution here rested. Fresno Assessment* to Be Raised. FRESNO, Cal., Aug. 12.— There bids fnir to be exciting times in the City Board of Equalization, now in session. It has served notices on nearly all the large property owners in the city to appear and show cause why their assessments should not be raised. In some instances it is pro posed to nearly double the valuation. The principal advances will be made in the business portion of the city, but the assessment on many residences will be raised also. TRAGEDY NEAR SEQUOIA MILLS, Robert Totton Slain in the Presence of His Sister. A HUSBAND'S REVENGE. Almost Decapitates His Victim Because He Interceded for the Woman. ATTACKS HIM WITH A RAZJR The Killing Follows a Quarrel Be tween the Murderer and His Wife. FRESNO. Cal., Aug. 12.— A horrible murder was committed at about 6 o'clock last evening at a logging-camp near Se quoia Mills in the mountains sixty-five miles east of this city. Robert L. Totton was almost decapitated by his brother-in law, Cass Colvin, who wielded a razor. The murderer immediately left camp and took to the brush of the mountain wilds. Officers are in pursuit. Colvin and Totton were employed as loggers, and Mrs. Colvin, who is Totton's sister, cooked for the camp. According to a meager report from the scene of the tragedy, whicu is seven miles abovs Se quoia Mills, Mrs. Colvin and husband were quarieling when her brother came up. He took her part and began up braiding Colvin, and accused him of abus ing his wife. Colvin became enraged at the interfer ence of tiis brother-in-law, and when an accusation of mistreatment was made he flew at Totton and knocked him down. Then he whipped out a razor and sprang upon the prostrate man. In the presence of his wife Colvin slashed her brother's throat a number of times, almost severing the head from the body. Colvin executed the terrible deed so quickly that Totton could not resist. Blood spurted from the wounds, and the victim died in a few min utes. Colvin then quietly ran to his room and secured his rifle before the other loggers learned what the trouble was and ran into the brush. Since then he has not been seen. Coroner Long, Deputy District Attorney Williams and Deputy Sheriff Timmins left this morning for the scene of the killing, as soon as the report reached this city. Coroner Long and Deputy Williams will conduct an inquest, while Deputy Sheriff Timmins will take up the pursuit of the murderer with the mountain Constables, who are already out after the fugitive. Armed with his rifle Colvin can find a means of subsistence in the mountains for a long time, and the officers do not look upon his capture as an easy matter. The fugitive is in the wildest of the Sierras. . .. — ♦ FOUND BE RIND A PICTURE. Stolen Valuables Recovered in a Resi ■■' dence Drawing- Room. FRESNO, Cal., Aug 12.— About a year ago bonds, securities and notes to the value of $2500, together with some jewelry, were stolen from the room of Miss Mac- Niel, sister of the teacher of sciences in the high school, in the library building. Miss MacNiel had left the door to her room open on 6 afternoon while she was gone for several hours. When she returned, a tin box, in which she kept the, papers and jewelry, was missing. The authorities searched high and low for the thief at the time, but could get no trace of him. \ A few days ago H. S. Hilton and wife arrived in Fresno from the East and took a room in the Taylor building. This morning their mocking-bird escaped from its cage and alighted on a picture hanging on the wall. It attempting to catch the songster Mr. Hilton struck the picture, and from behind it rolled the $2500 worth of papers which had been stolen from Miss MacNiel. Mr. Hilton turned the valuables over to City Marshal Woy, who is making investigations. The box in which the papers and jewelry were when stolen was found in the same room sev eral months ago. « Fresno's Exposition Postponed. FRESNO, Cal., Aug. 12.— A meeting of the committee which has had in charge the projection of a big industrial exposi tion in Fresno for October 8, 9 and 10 was held to-night. The various subsidiary committees reported good progress and that the citizens of the city and county were generally in enthusiastic accord with the movement; but the committee decided to suspend further work for the present. The chief event to have been celebrated during the exposition was the entrance of the Valley road into the city, but as the time when this will take place is now un certain, the committee decided that it had better wait before making arrangements. « fnuper* Givettfihatnrful Burial. FRESNO. Cal., Aug. 12.— County Health Officer Adair has been making investiga tions at the cemetery regarding the burials of paupers. It has developed that persons who had a contract for burying the pau per dead a year ago did not carry out their part of the agreement. Some of the graves have been found to be only about two feet deep, and in one case a coffin was found only eighteen inches below the surface of the ground. A Portland Tug Libeled. PORTLAND, Or., Aug. 12.— The United States Marshal to-day took charge of the steamer Tonquin on libel proceedings begun against its owner, John Kiernan, and its master, Jirnest Loll, by Robert Sudden, J. H. Jacobs, H. Hacklin, C. Jar vis and A. Johnson for $10,000 damages. The libelants own the schooner Barbara Hernster, 400 tons register, and valued at $14,000. Last May the Hernster, laden with 180,000 feet of lumber, encaged the Tonquin to tow her to sea. While in tow the schooner was grounded and the lines broke. The tug, it is claimed, refused to throw a second line, and instead towed her to deep water and then claimed $SCOO salvage. PRICE FIVE CENTS. BRYAN IS NOTIFIED. Monster Meeting at Madi son-Square Garden, New York. MUCH ENTHUSIASM FOR THE NOMINEE. The Immense Crowd Cheered Until Forced by Exhaus tion to Quit. ADDRESS OF THE NEBRASKA ORATOR. Arthur Sewall's Notification Took Place During the Audience's Departure. MADISON-SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 12.— William Jen nings Bryan and Arthur Sewell were for mally notified to-night that they are the choices of the Democratic party for the highest offices in the gift of the people of the United States. Whatever might have been the political inclinations of any person who attended this grand ratification of the Democracy at the spacious Madison-square Garden, he must have been permeated with the blindest prejudice not to have been thrilled by the excitement and the enthu siasm which prevailed during the entire time the notification ceremonies lasted. The presence of so stupendous a crowd of human beings was in itself an eloquent tribute to the importance attached to the occasion. Outside the garden the wildest excite ment prevailed during the early evening hours. At 6 o'clock Inspector Cortright, who had charge of the police arrange ments, established his post at the corner of Madison avenue and Twenty-sixth, street, and began the work of detailing his assistants and their commands. In a very short time a perfect cordon of uolice had been perfected and extended along the four sides of the building. No one was permitted to cross the line until the time advertised for the opening of the doors. Over 1000 policemen were stationed in and about the hall. At 7 o'clock the doors were thrown open and despite the efforts of the police to re strain them the crowds on every side made desperate rushes for the entrance. A wild scene of turmoil ensued at the main en trance. Men, womtm and policemen were jumbled together in an indiscriminate mob. Men tore each other's and their own clothes in their frantic endeavors to sain admission, and matters looked seri ous for some moments. Shriek after shriek came from the women in the strug gling mass and several fainted. Then the police rallied, and with a vigorous use of their clubs formed a line and thereafter there was a semblance of order. Seats on the platform immediately in the rear of the rostrum had been reserved for members of the National Committee, members of the notification committee and a few distinguished Democrats. Sen ator Jones of Arkansas, chairman of the National Committee, was an early comer. Senator Stewart of Nevada, a pioneer in the silver cause, was conspicuous. Many of his colleagues in the Federal Senate were near at band. Sporadic cheering in the audience and hand-clapping on the stand greeted the arrival of Mr. Sewell and other notables. But when the young wife of the .Neoraska nominee entered the bo.x reserved for the use of herself and her friends, the assem blage let itself loose for the first time. Mrs. Bryan rose to bow her thanks. The cheering became more intense. She bowed again and again and still they cheered. Finally the cheering ceased and Mrs. Bryan began wielding a broad palm leaf fan and surveyed the audience. In the box with Mrs. Bryan were Mr. and Mrs. Bland, Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Macyof New York and Clark Howell, editor of the At lanta Constitution. It was just 8 o'clock when Mr. Bryan entered. When he stepped on the stand and w»s recognized by many in the audience, a great cheer went up. "Bryan, Bryan.Bryan," was the shout of those who Knew him, and as members in the crowd realized that the hero of the evening had come the cheering became louder and louder and threatened not to stop. But it did stop at last and those who timed it said that the ovation had lasted six minutes. At 8:15 Senator Jones announced that he had been directed by the National Com mittee to nominate as chairman of the meeting Hon. Elliott Danforth of New York. Mr. Danforth was cheered with hearty good will. He presented Governor William A. Stone of Missouri, chairman of the committee on notification. There was more cheering as Missouri's chief executive gave formal notification to Messrs. Bryan and Sewall of their nomi nation by the Democratic convention. There were hisses when he spoke of the British gold standard in force in America and more hisses when he spoke of Marcus Aurelius Hanna. Toward the end of bis speech the audience began to grow im patient and cried for "Bryan." Governor Stone saiii, in part: / Mr. Chairman: We are here this evening to give formal notice ot their selection to the gentlemen nominated by the National Demo cratic Convention as candidates for President and Vice- President of the United States. Hitherto, by immemorial custom, the pleas ing duty of delivering notifications of this character has devolved upon the permanent chairman of the National Convention, acting by virtue of nis office as chairman of the noti fication committee. Except for unfortunate circumstances, unexpected and unavoidable, the usual custom would not have been de parted from in the present instance. I regret to say, however, that unforeseen events of a personal nature have arisen which makes It practically impossible for the chairman of the convention, the Hon. fctephen M. Wrjite of California, to be in New York at this time. A few days since he telegraphed me to the effect