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CUBANS DEFEAT
SPANISH TROOPS
Victory of Rego's Forces
in a Hand-to-Hand
Engagement.
Furious Charse of Insurgents
With Machetes That
Routed Regulars.
From Santa Clara Province Come
Stories of the Butchery of
Starving Pacificos.
HAVANA, Cuba. July 25.— One of the
hottest engagements of the war occurred
Wednesday at Cartagena, Burros and Los
Eununcos, three .mall villages in the
middle of esta'es of the same names near
Cienfuegos. The Spanish forces were the
battalion of Saboya and the Cubans were
led by General Alfredo Rego. About
2000 men fought on each side. The Span
iards were coiug to attack a Cuban hospi
tal near Los Eununcos, when General
Reeo came to the defense. After brief
firing the Spaniards made a dashing bayo
net charge on th . Cuban vanguard, and
the Cubans retreated. Had it not been
for Rego's courage the fight would have
/ended in his utter defeat and the capture
of the hospital. The Spaniards reached
the hospital itself, but there Rego, col
lecting tbe men again, ordered a machete
charge. The Cubans poured from all
sides upon the Spaniards, and in a terri
ble hand-to-hand fi£ht routed the Span
iards.
General Rego declares the Spaniards
behaved bravely until the order to charge
with machetes was given. Then they
weakened and in their flight left ninety-two
rifles, 700 rounds of ammunition and the
killed and wounded. The Cuban losses
are officially declared by Rego to be
twenty-four killed and fifty wounded.
The Spaniards lost forty tilled and sixty
four wounded.
After the battle Rego, with his well
known humanity to prisoners, treated
the Spanish wounded in the hospital they
intended to raid. In the hospital before
the fight there were only a few Cuban
soldiers, women and children. The Span
iards, deceived by their own spies, prob
ably bedeved the hospital of greater im
portance. Reno's popularity throughout
the district of Cienfuegos is now very
rreat. He has resumed operations in the
field after a long illness at the hospital at
Zipata Swamps. He has been severely
wounded several times. He is considered
the best horseman in the Cuban army.
After a sharp skirmish with some in
surgents four miles from Yaguajay, Santa
Clara Province, a Spanish force went to
the hills of Vergara. There they found
the house of a pacifico named Manuel
Luis, They killed Luis, his brother Ma
nas, another pacifico named Francisco Es
pinoso and their wives, five children and
three other men. . After the bodies had
been cut to pieces the Spaniards placed
them in the house and burned it.
At Sierras Naranjito, Santa Clara prov
vince, a large number of pacificos crowded j
in forty-four small huts last weeK when a
Spanish column pas-ted. Some of the
women asKed the officers for permission
to seek food for their dying children. The
only answer was an attack by the Span
iards on the defenseless people. Six old
male survivors, thirty women and thirty
nine children were taken as prisonors to
Santa Clara. The remainder with the
houses were burned.
Manuel Fernandez Chftsquillo, a natu
ralized American citizen now under death
sentence and against whose trial Consul-
General Lee has protested, is hated by the
Spanish officials because he made an affi
davit giving particulars of the murder of
an American, Charles Gowin.
Rivera Removed to the Fortress.
HAVANA, Cuba, July 25.— General
Ruiz Rivera was removed from the hos
pital to Cabanas fortress to-day. The
Spaniards say he has holly recovered
irom his wounds and sickness, but more
sinister reasons for his removal are whis
pered by Cubans.
SWAM THIRTY-FIVE MILES.
At.mpt of Peter S. McNally of Boston
io Cross the English
Channel.
LONDON, England, July 25.— Peter 8.
McNally of Boston attempted yesterday
to swim across the English Channel, start
ing from Dover, intending to land at
Calais. He swam thirty-five miles in
fifteen hours, and then became exhausted
and delirious. He was taken aboard tue
lugger that was accompanying him when
three miles off Cape Gris Nez, about twelve
miles southwest of Calais.
From Dover to Calais in a straight line I
ii is about twenty-eight miles. The fact j
that McNally was picked up off Cape Gris
Nez shows he was carried a considerable
distance cut of his course by the current. I
Tho feat of swimming the channel has i
never been accomplished except by Cap
tain Webb, who crossed in 1875 in 21 hours |
and 48 minutes. McNally, who is a news
paper man, has a reputation as a life-saver !
and has been awarded medals by tbe Mas
sachusetts Humane Society and the United *
Stats.3 Government.
RAILROAD BUILD IMi IS MEXICO.
Construction of a Sew Transcontinental
Line Being Pushed.
CITY OF MEXICO, Mex., July 25.-
Colonel J. H. Hampson, president of the
Mexico, Cuernavaca and Pacific Railroad,
has just returned to this city to make his
official report to the Government of the
progress of his new railway.
His report states that the construction
work is being pushed rapidly, and that
the road will be completed and in opera
tion to this City within the next ten
weeks. Nearly 5000 men are at work in
the different construction camps.
Tbis will be the first transcontinental
railroad in Mexico north of tha isthmus
of Tehuantepec. Its objective terminus
on the Pacific coast is the port of
Acapulco. The further statement is
made, concerning '. the progress of
the road, that at a recent meeting
of tbe directors at Denver, Colo., author
ity was given Colonel Hampson to push
ihe construction work over the Sierra
Mad res to the Pacific Coast as rapidly as
the heavy grading and ballasting will
permit.
jtlbertone Intends to Fight,
' ROME, Italy, July 25.—Notwithstand
ing the War Office recently refused ,to
grant permission to General Albertone to
light a duel with Prince Henry of Orleans
because of the strictures of the latter upon
the conduct of Italian officers captured in
Abyssinia, Albertone has nominated Gen
eral Sismondi and Colonel Mazz.itelli as
his seconds. Ho will proceed to Marseil
les to challenge the prince.
Boxing and Wrestling Prohibited.
MEXICO CITY, Mex., July 25.— The
Governor of the Federal district in which
this city is located has issued an order
prohibiting wrestling matches and prize
fights within the Federal district. A num
ber of American pugilists and wrestlers
recently ai rived, and it is alleged they
gave crooked fights.
Philippine Rebels Tet Active.
MADRID Spain, July 25.— The Impar
cial publishes advices from Manila show
ing that the insurrection continues in the
province of Cavite. The rebels surprised
a Spanish column in the San Maio Moun
tains. The troops were routed, losing 200
killed and wounded.
PRECAUTIONS AGAINST A MOB.
Three Companies of Georgia Troops to
Protect Dtcatur's Ccur house During a
Trial for Double Murder.
ATLANTA, Ga., July 25.— Extensive
preparations have been made for the pro
tection of Edwin C. Flanagan, who is to
be tried at Decatur to morrow on a charge
of double murder. Up to Friday night
Flanagan was incarcerated in a tumble
down jail at Decatur, which is practically
a suburb of this city, but a mob scare got
out and Saturday morning the Sheriff
hustled Flanagan and H. S. Perry, a mur
derer under sentence of death, onto a
special trolley-car and brought them here
for safety.
F.anagan's trial will occur to-morrow
under a special guard of three companies
of the Fifth Georgia Regiment, of which
John S. Candler, the presiding Judge, is
colonel. There is a great deal of uneasi
ness as to the prisoner's safety. To-night
he is hysterical over the gloomy outlook.
Governor Atkinson promises to protect
the prisoner if he is compelled to call out
the entire State military force.
WILL CONTINUE TO OPPOSE.
Japan Will Continue to Carry on a Diplo
matic War Ajatnst the Annexation
of Hawaii.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 25.— The Her
ald's Washington special says: That
Japan will continue to oppose the Ha
; waiian treaty is conclusively shown by the
j latest protest of the Japanese Govern
| ment, under date of July 19, which I am
j now able to make public for the first time,
j notwithstanding the seal of secrecy has
has not yet been removed from it by
i either the State Department or the Senate
| Committee on Foreign Relations, to which
it was recently referred by Sherman.
j While couched in polite diplomatic lan
guage the protest is sufficiently firm in
j tone to show that Japan will continue to
' wage a diplomatic war and possibly go
j further to prevent, the consummation of
i the annexation policy.
"it i- impossible for Japan to view with
! unconcern and a spirit of quiescence the
: consequences which would probably fol
j low tue extinction of Hawaiian sover
| eignty," the imperial Government sig
nificantly declares. Tbis is not meant
that Japan will resist annexation "to the
utmost," as Count Okuma is credited with
i saying in a recent interview, but the gen
eral tone of the note is of a character to
' indicate that annexation without the I
| "acquiescence" of Japan will mean a i
rupture of relations between the two
j countries.
Is the purpose of the administration to
ignore the protest. Its receipt has. been
( acknowledged, but the State Department
| has concluded not to lurther argue the
question, and tbe President will continue
I to urge the ratification of the treaty just
j as if the protest was never received.
In Minister Hosbi's reply he says that
Japan admits the predominant influence
of the United States in Hawaii, but ar
gues for that very reason the status quo
should not be disturbed, as the amplest
j guarantee that nothing inimical to this
country is ever apt to occur in Hawaii.
Regarding the contention that no Pa
| cific power protested when annexation
was agitated four years ago he says the
augmentation oi Japan's interests mean
while render her attitude then inap
plicable.
He says the powers stopped the whole
seizure oi the Pacific islands about 1892,
and with one accoid agreed to stay their
hands of colonial acquisition. But tho
absorption of Hawaii is doubtless a signal
for the revival of dormant territorial am
bition in the Pacific, and the last vestige
oi native autonomy would disappear.
Continuing he says:
"lt can easily bs seen how this would
affect the interests of Japanese subjects
now engaging in increasing numbers in
various undertakings in the Pacific with
profit to themselves and advantage to
Japan."
He quoted Bayard's protest against Ger
many's Samoan issue in 1888 on the same
grounds. He says Japan's position ren
ders it impossible to view in a spirit of
acquiescence the consequence" which
would follow the extinction of Hawaiian
sovereignty.
Regarding indemnity claims against
Hawaii, the Minister says Japan is con
vinced of their justice, and annexation
| would not relieve Hawaii's liability. In
i conclusion, he disclaims any inimical de
! signs on Hawaii, except to legitimately
' secure an observance of just obligations.
MURDERED IS THE WOODS.
Shocking Fate of a loung Woman of
Crystal Falls, Mich.
CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich., July 25.—
Within a mi.c of this place last evening
Miss Pearl Morrison, one of the city's
most highly respected young women, was
murdered. She had spent tho afternoon
visiting friends at the Great Western mine
and left the residence of the Misses Brooks
about 5 o'clock to return home, but she
never reached there. To-day three large
parties started out to make a systematic
search of the woods on the east side of the
river. They were met by Miss Brooks,
who reported that a tramp said he had
found the dead girl in tho woods, and
guided her to the spot. Miss Brooks took
the part; to the place. The girl's face was
badly battered and her throat showed
finger-marks. The tramp who says he
discovered the body is being held on bus
, picion.
SUICIDE OF A BOT.
Made Despondent by Failure to Pass an
Examination.
NEW YORK, N. V.. July 25.-Benja
min Simon, a boy of 14, and the son of a
peddler, committed suicide to-day because
be failed to pass the entrance examina
tion for college, and the parents were too
poor to allow him to continue bis studies
so as to enable him to pass later. He
left a letter saving : "I have a few regrets
at parting with the world at such an early
age. The most important is that I have
not held my resolution to agitate among
the working masses for the emancipation
of wage slavery by the overthrow of the
capitalistic system, and forthe establish
ment of a co-operative commonwealth ad
vocated by Socialist labor."
As to Sherman's Retirement.
WASHINGTON, d. C, July 25.— The
report of Sherman's retirement is revived
by the return of Whitelaw Reid, who is
said to be negotiating for a lease of the
Washington ; residence of Embassador
Hay. It is said that Reid will be the new
head of the State Department. The rumor
also couples Secretary Long's name with
the premier.hip. It is said he desires to
get out of the Navy Department. While
officials naturally ridicule the report it is
persistently circulated. - .
THE SAT* FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, JULY 26, 897.
THREW KNIVES AT
HIS WIFE'S FACE
One of the Charges Pre
ferred Against John
Zerman.
Inhuman Cruelty Complained
of in the Woman's Suit
for Divorce.
Declares That Her Husband Once
Tried to Pour Burning Oil
Over Her.
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., July 25.— 1f all
the allegations made in the complaint
filed by Mrs. Mattle Zerman of Mill Val
ley against her husband, John Zerman,
yesterday, are true, it was one of his
pleasant pastimes to pick up knives and
throw them at his wife. Mr?. Zsrman
says in her appeal for a divorce that while
they were living in Mill Valley as man
and wife in February of this year Zerman
picked up the knives lying on the dinner
table at which they were sitting and com
menced to throw them at her face. The
human target objected to this procedure
and, so she swears, her husband assaulted
her with a carving-knife and threatened
to "carve her to pieces."
Another act of cruelty that she accuses
her husband of occurred during the month
of January, 1897, while she lay upon her
bed sick with fever. She told her husband
of the fever and he immediately obtained
a bucketful of cold water and going to the
side of the bed, threw it over her, soaking
her garments and the bed and, as she
claims, greatly aggravating the fever.
Apparently her husband did not love
her as l.c should for she alleges that on
one occasion while they were living in
San Francisco and Zerman was in a state
of exhilaration incident to holiday indul
gence he hauled the lady out of bed by
the feet and just to have a little fun and
amusement dragged her all over the room,
and as a fitting finale he seized her by the
hair and beat her head against the floor.
At other times he made a punching bag
of her face and with his clinched fist
struck her violently.
Then again, so she asserts in her com
plaint, Zerman stood before her viciously
sharpening a razor and menacingly stat
ing to her:
"This is for yon."
These things and the frequent slappings
received, she believes were cruel, but she
sets forth other acts of inhuman treat
ment that rival the thrilling accounts
found in ihe yellow-covered literature of
the slums.
Probably Zerman is familiar with the
story of Aii Baba and the forty thieves
told in the Arabian Nights, and desired to
test the efficacy of turning burning oil on
his wife, for Mr**. Zerman swears tbat
while she was sleeping .our.dlv, her hus
band came to the side of her bed and
awoke her. He was standing over her
reclining figure, holding aloft a lighted
coal-oil lamp and wildly exclaiming:
"This I will pour over you."
He kept turning the lamp until tho oil
was about to be ignited by the flame. She
jumped from her couch and ran.
She alleges that he had a large number
of vulgar and obscene epithets which he
applied to her. Then again he choked
her into insensibility; attempted to kill
her with a hatchet, stamped on her and
committed other acts that a loving hus
band should not be guilty of. The acts
complained of, cover a period extending
over almost their entire married life.
The marriage took place in San Fran
cisco on June 15, 1891, and they had been
wedded about one year when Zerman, she
allege. , took a notion to kick her out of
bed. In January, 1892, he seized her by
the thtoat with both hands and choked
her until she fell to the floor almost life
lei*, from strangulation.
Matters went from bad to worse, and in
the month of May the defendant was
seized wiih a paroxysm of rage directed
against the plain without any cause
whatever other than the ebullition of his
own ungovernable temper, and there
upon he assaulted her with a chair, which
he threw at her. He then took a slick
»nd "horribly and unmercifully," as Mrs.
Zerman describes i;, "beat, bruised and
wounded her." Many limes he vowed he
would kill her. and so Mrs. Zerman fled
to the home of her mother for protection.
There she is now.
Without the means of paying her attor
ney and without a method of support for
herself and her boy Percival. 5 years old,
the only issue of the unhappy marriage,
she has appealed to Superior Judge Ange
lotti to compel Z;rmun to appear before
the court on August 2 and show cause why
he should not pay $150 as attorney's fee
and $75 a month alimony pending the di
vorce. In her affidavit she alleges that
Zsrman's salary is $100 a month; that lie
is connected with a big grocery firm in
San Francisco and that she believes he
intends to dispose of his property in Mill
Valley so that he may defeat Iter motion
for alimony. In order to prevent this she
had procured from Judge Angelotti a tem
porary restraining order, forbidding him
to sell his property.. '
SONOMA'S WINE CROP.
The Corporation Already Has Eighty Per
Cent of the Est, ma ed Yield
Fledged to It.
HEALDSBURG. Cal., July 25.— With
an immense crop of grapes coming and
nearly every cellar in the county full of
wine, the member** of the California Wine
makers' Corporation do not intena to give
the producers a cause to sell to outside
buyers this fall on account of lack of coop
erage. There is a lively struggle on be
tween Corporation members and outside
buyers as to who shall secure the crop this
fall. From reliable sources it is learned
that already the Corporation has 80 pei
cent of the estimated yield.
Local coopors are busy. Windsor and
Cloverdale will be the centers of' hostility
between the warring factions. The Wine
Association has an immense cellar at
Windsor and the Moulton Hill Vineyard
Company at Cloverdale can handle 5000
tons of grapes during the season.
James Finlayson, who has a large cellar
in this city, is the only other wine-maker
of any importance not a member of the
corporation. The three cellars named can
manufacture about 1,200,000 gallons of
wine, and perhaps ten otber small winer
ies In Sonoma, having a total capacity of
100,000 gallons, are not identified with the
corporation. In Finlayson and a few of
the smaller cellars the corporation takes
little interest, for these wine-makers have
a private trade, and donotcome into com
petition with those who sell wholesale.
The proposition offered by the Wine
makers' Corporation to pay $•. a ton cash
for grapes on delivery and $1 a ton for
each cent a gallon received over 5 cents is
meeting with a .ready acceptance from
vineyardists throughout the county. Vv.;
Chinaman's Suicide at Fresno.
FRESNO, Cal., July. 2s— Ding Fook, a
Chinese musician who arrived here with a
Chinese theatrical troupe recently, com-
muted suicide by hanging himself to a
nail in the wall of hi. room. It is snid
that the fear of assassination had unbal
anced his mind. The Chinese population
will }:ive him a grand funeral • to-morrow
morning. -
GAVE TO CHARITY
AND NOT IN VAIN
Phoenix Man Repaid for
a Kind Deed Done
Years Ago.
Money Given to a Friendless
Character Is Returned
Four-Fold.
"One - Thumbed Dan" Acquires
Wealth From a Cold Claim
on the Klondyk..
PHCENIX, Ariz., July 25.— An incident
occurred in this city to-day which corrob
orates to a remarkable degree the old the
ory that breal cast upon -the waters is
susceptible of returning after many a day
in the shape of frosted lady-finger cake.
A well-dressed man with an air of pros
perity about him walked into City Re
corder Jobs' office and laid two yellow
double eagles on his desk in a sort of way
that seemed to .ay: "There are plenty
more where they come from." Then he
said audibly:
"Don't you remember me, Mr. Jobs?"
The Recorder surveyed the stranger offi
cially and critically, then confessed his ig
norance.
"Don't you know One-Thumbed Dan?"
said the stranger, holding up his thumb
less right hand.
That hand brought back the past vividly.
When Record-/ Jobs had seen it last it
protruded from a bundle of rags. That was
sixteen years ago in Denver, Colo., and
Jobs, in a moment of weakness, bad placed
a $10 coin in it with little idea of ever be
holding the coin again.
Dan was not a model character in those
days, but it was midwinter and Dan was
hungry and Jobs had the money to spare.
Dan drifted out of the country and Jobs
came to Arizona and grew a fierce set of
black whiskers and got himself elected
City Recorder two times in succession.
Sometimes when he remembered Dan and
the golden coin he gave him, Jobs suffered
a pang of remorse, suspecting that the
coin had been wrongfully employed in
prolonging the life of a useless vagabond.
But something happened to make a man
of Dan — perhaps it was the loan of that
$10 in the dead of a Denver winter.
"As soon as I left Colorado things be
gan to grow better with me," he told the
Recorder to-day, "and I began to make
and save money, A couple of years ago
I was at Seattle and saw the men starting
out for Alaska. I staked one of them and
tho other day he came bacK from K*on
dyke with a big sack of dust for both of
us. I met him at San Francisco and we
shared. Then I started West to pay some
old accounts. Yours is the first one that
I came across. I guesss4o will square us."
Mr. Jobs thought it would and as court
was over lor the day the two men went out
and had a smile. This evening "One
Thumb Dan,'' otherwise Daniel Court
house, left on the Santa Fe train for his
old home in Tennessee. He will stop in
Denver on the way and pay off some more
old scores. y-ry.
DENIED AT SANTA. CRUZ.
Mrs. Sea ton Explodes the Rumor of Her
Betrothal to Dr. John Wilson
Gbbs.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., July 25.— The ro
mantic story published through New
York dispatches in the Saturday San
Francisco papers of the intended mar
riage of Dr. John Wilson G.bbs to Mrs.
Mary E. Seaton was exploded here to-day
by Mrs. Seaton herself, who isat the Pa
cific Ocean House visiting her son, Scott
Seaton, the chief clerk. Mrs. Seaton 's
home is at the Hotel Savoy. San Fran
cisco, where she has resided for a long
time. She has no thought, she says, of
marrying Dr. Gibbs; she doesn't know
him and has never seen him nor heard of
him. The story is truthful enough in one
particular. Mrs. Seaton is the widow of
Horace Seaton, who died in 1839, and Mr.
Seaton was a nephew of Collis P. Hunt
ington, but she is not related to the rail
road magnate, except through marriage.
It is true, also, that Mrs. Seaton was a
Miss Cheesman, but her marriage had
nothing of the romantic in it.
"It was a plain, everyday sort of a
marriage," she said. "We came West to
California, my husband being in tue em
ploy of Mr. Huntington. Alter his aeatn
I returned to the East. for a short time,
but came beck to California again and
have lived here ever since."
Tho Mrs. Seaton referred to, she said,
might be the wife of her husband's
brother, George, but she lived in New
Jersey. The Eastern correspondent may
have confounded the names.
That Mrs. Seaton was a pretty girl at
the time of her marriage there is no doubt,
for she is a handsome woman after living
thirty years or more beyond girlhood.
And she is a gentlewoman, modest, re
tiring, mild of manner and pleasant of
voice. In talking of the newspaper story
she seemed not actually displeased, but
she thought her friends would be sur
prised and wished it corrected if possible.
"1 understand," she said, "how easily
the mistake might have been made, and
while it can do me no harm I should litre
my friends in California and the East to
know that I am not married again and
never heard of Dr. Gibbs."
Then she smiled pleasantly and, look
ine at her son, asked :
"What will the folks think of me?"
Mr. Seaton smiled in return and replied
that he guessed most of them would know
it was untrue, for they knew she waa still
in California.
PACIFIC OROVE E3ICA3IPMEST.
Methodist Ministers and Elders on an
Annual Outing.
PACIFIC GROVE, Cal., July 25.— The
regular annual summer encampment, as
it is called, of ministers and elders of the
Methodist Episcopal Church of California
began here to-day. This gathering lasts
about a week, and is a sort of outing for
its members, their wives and families.
The tents and cottages of the Facific Im
provement Company are quite filled with
the delegates already here, and all who
are expected have not yet arrived. i
During the encampment the days will
be spent as best plaases each individual
delegate, probably in jaunts about the ad
jacent country or out upon Monterey Bay.
Every evening at 8 o'clock a lecture will
be delivered in the Methodist Episcopal
church. Among the lecturers will be some
of . the leading clergymen . of the Pacific
Coast.
To-day the regular Sunday services were
conducted under the auspices of tho en
campment management, its president
Rev. John D. Cove, D.D., of Los Gatos, de
livering the sermon both morning 'and
evening.
TESTS STRUCK AT PETALUMA.
! League of the Cross Cadets Leave for
Their Domes.
PETALUMA, Cal., July 25. — Wi«h
most of the League of tbe Cross Cadets con
gregated in their respective streets, the big
bass drum gave the signal short after 1
o'clock to-day, and as one tent the canvas
shelter- forming Camp Riordan were
struck. After they were packed the regi
ment, in marching order, went through
the drill. The bugle sounded the retreat
and the stars -and stripes were lowered,
after which the regiment, with a vast fol
lowing of friends and spectators, marched
to its special train, leaving but memories
of the tented field of Camp Riardon. The
cadets presented a gallant apnearance on
their march to the train. Several were
heard to exclaim that Petaluma had
"treated the boys out of sight," and as
they marched on they gave three times
three and a tiger to the hospitable city of
hills.
ELOPE FROM ADMONA.
M ss Lucy Coates Leaves H.r Home in Com-
pany With Young Lan Sweeny of
H in lord.
HANFORD, Cat.-, July 25.— Miss Lucy
Coates, the daughter of a well to do farmer
of Admona, and Dan Sweeny, aged 19
years, of Hanford, eloped to-day.
While Sweeny was regarded with ill fa
vor by the young lady's parents, owing to
his unthrifty and somewhat itinerant
characteristics, nevertheless he was per
mitted to pay his respects to her, pre
sumably in the belief that the relation
ship existing between the two was merely
youthful friendship, and that the young
man's age would preclude all possibility
of a legal marriage.
Accordingly last evening Sweeny
called at tbe Coates residence and invited
Miss Lucy for a carnage drive, during
which, it is probable, the plan for their
elopement was concocted.
Returning at a seasonable hour the
swain wailed until the parents of the
young woman had retired, when himself
and his prospective bride proceeded to
remove Miss Lucy's effects from the
house. Ihe drowsy parents heard a sound
as of moving furniture a. the trunk was
carried out, but paid little attention to it.
This morning they were dismayed at
the discovery that their only daughter
had decamped, bag and baggage.
Sweeny was known to possess less than
$45 at the time, and he bad been ac
quainted with Miss Coates but one month.
Tickets were purchased here by the two
for Fresno this morning. It is surmised
efforts will be made there to procure a
marriage license, though steps have been
taken by the young lady's parents to cir
cumvent the elopers in doing so, as the
young man is under age.
TIS ALIA WILL CELEBRATE.
There'll Be Rejoicing When the Valley
Road Arrives.
VISALIA, Cal., July 25.— An enthusi
astic meeting of the leading citizens here
was held last night to make the prelim
inary arrangements for a celebration of
the arrival of the Valley Railroad at this
city, to take place on or about August 20.
A committee on arrangements, consisting
of J. C. Ward, A. G. W ishon, Harry Lev
inson, E. H. Hust and William Kettner,
was appointed to have general charge of
the celebration. A finance committee and
a committee on decoration were also
named.
It is proposed to have a great barbecue
as the center of attraction. There will be
an interesting musical and oratorical pro
gramme, a parade and other entertaining
features.
Visalfa has been looking so anxiously
for the Valley road since it was first pro
jected that this occasion will be made one
never to be forgotten. Six or seven thou
sand people are expected to bo present-
MOJxTEREI'S KIDNAPERS.
Two Chinamen Field for Carrying Ah
Sigh Away.
MONTEREY. Cal., July 25.— The pre
liminary examination of the abductors of
the 14-year-old Chinese girl. Ah Sigh, was
held yesterday before Justice E. Michaelis.
Ah Fook and Ah Sung, two of the accused
Chinamen, were examined. They ap
peared in their own behalf, having em
ployed no counsel.
The witnesses for the prosecution were
Constable W. G. Ryason of Watsonville,
G. W. Kiley of Pajaro and Sam Moy,
mother of the. girl. The defendants pre
sented no witnesses.
The accused abductors were held to
answer before the Superior Court. Their
bail was fixed at $1000 each.
It is fairly well established that Ah
Sigh herself and her lover planned the
abduction, as the girl's parents objected
to their marriage.
FRESAO KUST ISO ACCIDEST.
Charles B. Pond Receives a Charg of
Shot in the Shoulder.
FRESNO, Cal., July 25.— Charles B.
Pond, while hunting to-day, attempted
to cross a ditch with his cousin. His guns
were pitched forward on the dashboard
and then back. One of them exploded,
discharging the contents of both bar/els
into his left shouider. His companion,
who had crossed the ditch on foot, caught
the team and brought Pond quickly to
town. Dr. Rowell dressed the wound,
amputated a portion of the collar bone,
the shoulder blade and about six inches
of the humerus. The wound may prove
fatal. Pond is a butcher by trade, a
popular man about 35 years old and has a
wife and four children.
RED MES AT SASTA CRUZ.
Several Hundred Excursionists Picnic
at the Beach. ,
SANTA CRUZ, b Cal..* July 25. — The
State Grand Lodge of Red Men will begin
its session at- Odd Fellows' Hall to-mor
row morning. Fifty delegates are here,
having come with an excursion of Red
Men, who had a picnic on the beach to
day. Eighteen cars were filled with them,
The day was spent at the beach bathing
and dancing. There were speech-making
and a concert during the afternoon. The
excursionists departed this evening.
Cinnabnr ."trike in Arizona.
PHOENIX, Ariz., July 25.— A rich strike
of Cinnabar is reported in the vicinity of
Walnut Grove, in Yavafai County.
. J. C. Henry of this City is said to be the
lucky finder, and his report is that the
ledge runs very ; heavy in quicksilver.
Ibis news has created a. most as much
excitement in . tbe neighborhood as
though the find were of gold ore,
for quicksilver is -■"■ used in large
quantities in this territory, and all
of it is brought from the New Almaden
mines in Santa Clara County and from the
Johnstown and Knox mines in Lake
County, Cal. _
Fatal Accident at Elsie.
ASTORIA, Cal., July 25.— A sad acci
dent occurred at Elsie, in the Nehalam
Valley, about twenty miles from here, last
evening. A large chickerihawK sailed over
John Wherry's residence*. Mrs. Wherry,
who was with her husband in front of the
house, ran into the house to get a rifle so
he could kill the hawk., ln taking the
weapon down from the wall it was dis
charged, instantly killing her. .. Wherry
is a well-known rancher.
fiuiciite at Tstrloek,
MODESTO, Cal;, July 25. — Charles
Hu mci ton burg, an old resident of ■ Tur
lock, committed suicide at that place this
morning. For some time Humeltenburg
had been sick and he was told he could
not live long. To-day he made up his
mind to end it all, and after taking a
quantity of arsenic he placed the muzzle
of a revolver into bis mouth and dis
charged it twice, causing", immediate
death.
Three Burglaries at Kan ford.
HANFORD, Cal., July 25.— Three
houses were looted by burglars here last
night. The thieves obtained several
watches and other; jewelry, besides some
money.
SEES HIS WIFE
PERISH IN FIRE
Flames Destroy the Res
idence of a Meridian
Rancher.
Joseph Frye Has Scarcely
Time to Save His Babe
From Death.
Badly Burned In an Attempt to
Rescue Mrs. Frye From the
Dwelling:.
MARYSVILLE, Cal., July 25.—
Joseph Frye, wife of a young farmer re
siding eighteen miles west of this place,
near Meridian, Sutter County, met a hor
rible death about midnight last night, the
result of a fire whicn destroyed their
home. The husband rescued their 8
months old baby, and in his efforts to
save his wife from the flames was severely
burned on the arms and face.
Mr. and Mrs. Frye visited at a neigh
bor's house early in tho evening. On re
turning borne the husband retired to his
apartments, the wife and mother remain
ing in the sitting-room to read. About
half an hour before midnight Frve was
awakened by his wife's screams, proceed
ing from her bedroom. On rushing to her
Frye found the room enveloped in llames.
He removed the baby in its carriage, but
all efforts to save Mrs. Frye were fruitless.
She was burned to a crisp. Frye does
not know what started the conflagration.
The woman was formerly Miss Ida Mc-
Millan.
FOUND ONLY A HEAP OF ROCKS.
Scientists Who Ascended the Fcmous
Mesa Er. cant id a Were Poorly
Rewarded.
ALBUQUERQUE, N. Mcx , July 25.—
Professor Libbey's ascent of the famous
Mesa Encantida on Friday resulted in dis
appointment. It was thought that inter
esting relics of prehistoric man would be
found. Instead there was only a monu
ment of rocks on the bare plateau, which
had probably been erected by men.
The only reward of the unique expedi
tion of Eastern scientists, therefore, is the
consolation of having scaled the Mesa,
which had been inaccessible within the
memory of man.
By means of a 2^-inch bore brass can
non a steel cylinder, with a soft iron shack
and a ring in the end of which a cord was
attached, was shot over the Mesa after j
several ineffectual efforts.
By means of this cord the ropes re
quired in making the ascent were pulled
up. Fifteen hundred feet of rope was re
quired to reach from one side to the
other. When it was in readiness a trav
eling block was attached to a pulley which
had previously been spliced to the main
rope and pulled up to the edge of the
over-hanging ledge.
A man's weight of rock was then placed
in the chair rigged on the traveling block
and an exper mental trip made, which
proved successful. Professor Libby then
took nis place in the chair and was raised
to the top of Jhe Mesa. Gordon Pearce. a
newspaper man of this city, was the only
other member of the party to make the
dangerous ascent. {
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Captured at Randsburg.
SAN JOSE. Cal.. July 25— Georpe
Wright, who embezzled $100 Irom J. B.
Herbert the fruit-dryer, while in the
latters employ, was arrested at Randsburg
to-day. Deputy Sheriff Tennant went
after the man this afternoon.
Statistics show that women marry later
in life than they used to.
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