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MEETS THE VENGEANCE OF A MOB Anulfo Arroyo Is Put to Death by Infuriated Citizens. NO MERCY FOR THE ASSAILANT. Taken From the Guards and "V His Body Riddled With Knife Wounds. OFFICERS COULD NOT PRE VENT IT. Before the Populace Broke Into the Jail the Prisoner Told How He Intended to Kill Diaz. CITY OF MEXICO. Mex., Sept 17.— Anuifo Arroyo, the miscreant who yester day made an attempt on the life of Presi dent Diaz, was set upon by a mob of infu riate : Citizen ■> last night and killed with knile slaos. General satisfaction was ex pressea here to-day as the news of the lynching of Arroyo spread through the city, al 1 hough the more reflective people, especially business and professional men, said they deplored the : ct of mob violence and feared it would be misinterpreted abroad. Some of the highest officials of the Gov ernment said that they were wholly nuz zle! to account for this outburst of popu lar feeling and regretted that measures had not been taken to guard the prisoner more carefully. From the moment Arroyo was arrested yesterday in front of the Alameda, or central public park, masses of people kept clamoring for bis life, and taunted Lieutenant La Croix, who had the prisoner in charge, with not using his pis tols on the criminal. >_l great crowd of people followed* the .jUndarmes to the National Palace, where WS prisoner was searched, and then, de |'' ,tue remonstrances of the army *» 'ief *, turned over to the civil authori ties by request of President D ai, who was opposed to having the man tried by court martial, and in fact advt ed a len'ent pol icy. Accordingly the prisoner was allowed hi** full constitutional rights. Actinic en the wish expressed by Presi dent Diaz, ti.e prisoner was taken under guard to general police headquarters in tbe City Hall. Arroyo -vUently felt ap prehensive of the crowd, who were deter mined to seize and lynch bim, ami he was carefully locked up at headquarters, when lie began to feel less tearlui. At nigbt he was taken, clad in a strait jacket, to the office of the inspec or of police, wh'ch consists of two rooms with two windows opening on the street. The prisoner was given a mat to rest on and was carefully guarded. Near at hand, in an adjoining apartment, were four officers of the secret service. As Arroyo lay on the mat he conversed with one of the officer- who had known m for years. He was asked how h- could have come to make the murderous assault on the P.esident, knowing as he di 1 how severely the law would deal with him, es pecially as he had studird the law. 'Ar royo manifested a cynical indifference, and was in no way incined to regret his act, and declared he bad iutei.ded to stun the President, and then taking the Presi dent's small sword to kill him. The apartment was very still, except for the murmur of the conversation be tween the officer and prisoner, who.seem ingly enjoyed smoking bis cigarette, when suddenly there was heard the formidable noise of the tramping of many feet on the stairs leading up to the floor on which tne office i-, situated, and there were confused shouts of "Long live President Diaz! ilong live Mexico!" "Death to anarchists!" •'-I Arroyo shuddered, his fear anarchists!" Arroyo shuddered, hi-- fear of tbe mob 'attacking him growing stronger, and with good reason, for immediately the door was burst open and a great crowd of people, apparently of the lower class, entered, the leader bearing a small Mexican flag on a stick. Officer Sanchez cried to the crowd to fall back, and advanced on them with his sword, whet; the mob overcame him, and throwing him down, advanced over his body to where Arroyo lay trembling, and at the same time other members of the party tied two gendearmes in the room. Yells went up, "Kill him!" "He belongs to us," and a din arose as of a borde of savages. Windows were broken and the noise aroused the officers of the secret serv cc in the adjoining room, who rushed to the scene, but did not fire on the crowd, fearing tbey might kill some of the comrades of the police inside, so they con tented themselves with firing shots irom ihe windows, thus calling together the police on neighboring corners, who were ordered to prevent any person leaving the city ding. Meanwhile, in the room above, a fright ful trageiy had been enacted. Many knives weie plunged into the body of Arroyo, who, of course," was entirely help less. Inspector Velasquez had just left the National Palace, where he had been accompanying the family of the Governor of the federal district, when be heard the firing and went directly there.; Over twenty arrests were made, and all t wer-- locked up incommunicado, and have Inot been released pending a strict inquiry A'hich is to be made. The question has urally arisen why the officers guard it--; Arroyo did not carry their revolvers, but it is explained thai they bad nothing to fear from tne prisoner, who was quite helpless. The body of Arroyo had been dragged to the balcony with the evident purpose of 'throwing it into the street. Arroyo's arms were badly cut, as he had evidently struggled with his murderers. 1 When the tumult bad subsided the body The San Francisco Call [ was taken to the Fourth Ward police sta | tion, where an examination was made, showing a great gaping wound in the leu lung, a deep wound in the left side, one on the right shoulder, and others on the arms and feet. There were nine wounds in al!. One of the gendarmes was wounded in the tight with the mob. Offi j cer Sanchez suffered contusions from be ing trampled upon. BRYAN- BECOM.NG ALARMED. Deplores the New York Democracy's Lisposiiion to Sidetrack Late National Issues. NEW YORK, N. V., Sept. 18.— The World prints the following: William Jen ning- Bryan, in a letter to a well-known Tammany man, deplores the disposition of the local Democratic machines to tnrust into the background the principles which guided the National Democracy in 1806. Vf ?^W He recommends that the flag under which the Democrats fought a year ago, and which attracted the support of more than 6 000.000 voters, be set at the mast bead and kept there throughout the battle for control of the greater city of New- York. He calls atteution to the fact that an other tight for the control of the Inderal Government will soon be here, ana won der- what the position of those Democrats will be who, through a mistaken idea, desert those principles for which they loudly clamored a few months ago. He wants all the Democrats who were loyal last year to be loyal this year. He says that loyalty cannot be shown by de serting the platform adopted at Chicago or by indicating that it is unclean by per sistent and public refusals to recognize it. It is Mr. Bryan's opinion that an open indorsement ot this platform would strengthen the Democratic party in this city and maKe surer a Dsmocratic victory. He applauds those Democrats who are openly protesting against the determina tion of the State machine and of the machinery in this borough and in the borough of Brook yn io crush out of the local fight the jdoctrine that, born under the Democratic'banner in a national convention, swept recently through the whole United Slates. He frankly admits he has no right to use it in any local fight, and he says he will not do so. He does not believe that bis letters to pergonal friends can be properly construed as an in ter. erence. S_Sfe&B9Qß> FEARS LF MORE BLOODSHED. Friends of the Lynched Men Are In dignant at the Action of the Officers. OSGOOD. Ind., Sept. 17.— 1t is feared to nig .t that there will be more blood shed here than was shed at Versailles on Tues day night, when five men- were lynched. Sheriff Bushing sent twenty-five deputies here to-day to search the houses of the lynched men and others' for stolen goods. The only search warrants known to be issued were for the bouses of Mrs. Ritten house, who wa* suspected of* having a •fence snd of Jenkins, one of the vic tims. Mrs. Rittenhouse and her son had been called to Versailles b-fore the Grand Jury and the deputies broke into her house and ' captured many goods. Mrs. Rittenhouse and her son were afterward arrested, but were released on their own recognizances and left for North Vernon to prevent trouble. The citizens say the deputies made a mistake in going through tbe house of Mrs. Rittenhouse in her ab sence and taking her goods. Merchants in this place say they; will identify them as purchased from their store-. .■ .:..;■* • ;v ,z ;■•„ .*. The deputies say they found silverware and other: articles that were questionable in tbe house of the late. William Jenkins, bat they did not take anything from that place.' SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 18, 1897. .•--*■■ ■■ :■-. fl--*.;,.-:.. . . ■ * . 7 - , • - ■ . .. .. ; . THE 1...A.5T SAD RITES. VICTIMS OF FAMINE IN INDIA Pathetic and Alarming Condition of Stricken People. • ~ ~~~ .V, SIX MILLIONS * MAY STARVE. . — * ' i ' i Terrible Suffering Despite a Marvelous System of ;'.";• " ' Relief. - * ;• Z- \: y. ■'._■■ • CHILDREN OFFERED FOR SALE IN VAIN. Appeal of James Smith, Who Says That Less Than a Dollar Will Keep a Person for a Month. __—__-—- *** CHICAGO, li.it., Sept 17.— Inter Ocean to-morrow will print a letter pre senting a pathetic and alarming view of the condition of the people of India. The famine victims thus far are estimated At I 3,000,000 persons, and unless relief, comes i the number may be doubled. : The letter 1 is dated Ahmednajar, July 22, and is | from James Smith, who is at the head of j a large industrial and mechanical school I there, und addressed to Morris Trumbull lof this city. It is as follows: / 1 "You may remember my visit to your | office in November last in the interest of industrial* work in India. Since then the i famine. here bas emphasized the need for ' that work as never z before. We have j passed through nine . months of awful ; suffering. The Cosmopolitan, which sent out Julian Hawthorne to India as a spe cial correspondent, puts tiie loss of m life by the famine at '3.000,000. This, in spite of the most marvelous system of relief .ever devised by man, carried out in -the most ! energetic way vby the most thoroughly I trained band of Government officers in the I world. .-,.'.. f * "But 1 regret to have to say that we seem to be at the beginning, not the end, of the famine. We 'looked forward to June 1 as the date which was to bring de liverance by sending rain." June has come and gone, and July, too, has almost gone, and we have neither sign ( nor hope even of rain. The , season for rain is now past, and * until September there is no hope of rain. ' ! We may * get some - then, as later rains sometimes give us crops when early rains 'ail, but even then we shall have no crop until January. * -. '• - "Prices i in "-• the z meantime have risen until they are five to six times what they were in September of ji last year. Fodder cannot be got at all, and our working ani -.--.--. :■ <-.-- , < *-.-•■ ■■.iU--.IL ■■ — - *-- mals are nearly all dead. -The verges, of a.workingmrin will vtily two liounds of i he coarsest grain. } i "Tbe . Government is employing orre ievihth of " tl;e whole' population in the district of Ahmednnj-ir and 1 the numbers are rising by 20,000 to 30,000 per f week. What the end is to be no one dares to think. ' "The people have nothing left but their children : and their own bodies, and ere offering both for sale, but there are few buyers., 1 have myself employed about 130 persons and supported them and their families, 500 in ail. for - the past four months, at a cost of $300 a month. I ex act work from jhose^who'cah work as a test of ooth i eed and worth, for I have no money lor vagabonds and idlers. In this way 1 keep myseli from; being overrun by thousands of such good-lor-nanghts. ' "I am nearly out of funds, and hence appeal to you and your friends. It is now or never with millions. Without help, before the end of tbe year they must die of starvation.' Less than $1 a month will keep one person from death. Please send direct by check or draft or Pustoffice money order, or through American Board for Famine Relief, care of Rev. '. J. Smith, Anniednajar. ' James Smith." ROMANCE OF FORT LLGAN. Trooper Clinton Wins the Hand of an Officer's Daughter by Working His Way Up to a Commission. DENVER, Colo.. Sept. 17.— A romance has just been unearthed at Fort Lo_an, a romance worthy tne pen of that able de picter of army life, Captain King, but on a subject on which he has not yet touched. On Saturday last Second Lieutenant James W. Clin on and Miss Isabella How ell, a daughter of Lieutenant Howell,' were married. Lieutenant Clinton i, one of the officers who has worked his way to a com mission from the ranks. He was a cav alry troop -r, a plain private, when he first saw Miss Howell, but they fell violently in love, desp te the different e in rank. They had many opportunities to be to gether, although army caste forbids any thing of the sort, and . finally in de pair Trooper Clinton decided to promote him self. He began to study with that end in view, the result being, with such an in spiration before him, he pa?s?d with a high average and obtained the coveted commission. The only objections remain ing to a marriage was age. Miss Howell being but 15. but love conquered in the end and the marriage took place. The bride, however, has been tent to school in Kansas City, while Lieutenant Clinton has joined hi-i troop at 'Broadmoor, and ac cording to the conditions of the marriage they are to remain apart until Mrs. Clin ton reaches the mature age of 18, which will not b: for three lon™; years. transfers of Army Officer-. WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 17 —The Secretary of War to-day ordered the fol lowing transfers in the Third Artillery: First Lieutenant ; Charles *" B. r Satterlee, from Light Battery" F, to Batiery L; First Lieutenant Henry H. Ludlow, from Bat tery L to Battery B, vice First Lieutenant John P. Hams,* who, under- instruction** heretofore given.' will serve out his time of duty * with "'? L-fhi Battery F; Second Lieutenant Edward P. Ohm, from Ba'tery H to Liiiht BiittervF.vice Second Lieu tenant, Percy M. Kessler, transferred* to Battery H. :■■■■- : , : Mail to 2Sic iragua. WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept-, 17.— United States Consul at Managua, Nica ragua, reports! to the State*; Department that the mail service, which has been in terrupted by quarantine ' measures, |is asaia in operation. forty days' quar antine expiree July CL ' " NEW CASES OF FEVER REPORTED Serious Aspect of the ■ Plague Admitted at New Orleans. HEALTH OFFICIALS f£ DISAPPOINTED. They Had Hoped That Cooler Weather Would Check the Epidemic. QUARANTINE MEASURES MORE RIGOROUS. ! Now the Doc ore of the South Con fess That They Are Grappling-' With a Dangerous Foe. NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 17— The fever situation in New Orleans to-day as sumed a somewhat more, serious aspect than at any time since Sunday, when six of the St. Claude cases were declared to be yellow fever. , At ' 6 o'clock this evening the Board of Health officially announced the appearance of eight new cases and of these one* death, that ot Zena Brainier. At the office of the Board of Health to day the reports were considered some what surprising and disappointing. Yesterday was about one of the hottest days of the month, and as yellow fever thrives in that character of weather there seems to have' been a rapid development of germs. The new cases to-day represent extreme upper, the extreme lower and the central portion of the city, but there has been no serious spread irom original foci, and the hopeful opinion is still ex pressed i that the disease may be con trolled and " that there is no imminent danger of an epidemic. .'...-. The Brauner case was .brought to the attention of the board early in the week. Close attention had been given to it, but, while the symptoms Justified suspicion, they were not sufficiently aggravated to warrant an absolute declaration that the case was yellow fever. The Board of Health authorities* were, therefore, sur prised "morning ':. when they received the news of the woman's death. . At first it was decided to, bold an : autopsy, but subsequent ly, after a visit of the. doctors to. the residence, the board became satis fied that the case was i one of yellow fever, and so officially declared it. ' i'Jz".' f '.yl , ! In the meantime there has been no J re laxation of the -efforts on the part of the authorities to control the disease.' They admit that they 'are grappling with a dan-"; gerous and insidious foe, and neither time THE BONDS ALL TAKEN LOCALLY Entire $6,000,000 Issue of the Valley Road Assumed by a Syndicate. LEADING CITIZENS PROVE FAITH IN CALIFORNIA. • After This Gratifying Event Progress of the People's Line Will Be Steady and Labor Still More Largely Employed* Last night it transpired that a syndi cate composed of leading citizens of this city had taicen the entire issue of $6,000,000 of bonds of the Kan Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railroad This announcement will be hailed with delight throughout the State. The bonds were taken by: ■ I. W. HELL MAN, A. BORtL & CO., NEVADA BANK, JOHN D. SPRECKELS, ■ BANK OF CALIFORNIA, BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., ABBY M. PARROTT. This event secures the ready cash for the extension of the road to Bakersfield and the Iding of the line from Stock ton to San Francisco. The intelligence comes from an authen tic source that the work of railroad con struction will bo commenced with vigor at once-' and carried -forward with all pos sible dispatch, consistent .with the con struction of a durable road, until the en tire line between Bakersfield and San Francisco is finished. The most gratifying fact of -the bond subscription is the faith in the future of California which is so amply manifested in the investment in Valley Railroad se curities by citizens of San Francisco. When' the directors of the corporation decided to issue bonds to the amount of $6,000,000 the, idea was entertained by many tbat the securities would have to be d-sposed of in the money centers of the East or Europe. The public spirit dis played by tho capitalists of San Fran cisco in taking all the bonds is a sure sign that San Francisco intends nor money is being spared in fighting it. The force of inspectors and police officers is being steadily increased, and quaran tine measures are becoming more and more rigorous. On the whole the weather conditions to day were advantag -ous. A heavy rain storm th afternoon, lasting for several hours, fko-J-'l the streets, thoroughly flushed the gutters and tempered the at mosphere, and while cooler weather is somewhat dangerous for the sick it ii a material aid in obviating a spread of the disease. People continue to leave in small parties, but there is nothing like the wild exodus that depopulated Mobile, Jackson and other cities. The situation was some what quieter to-day at Ocean Springs. Three cases, however, were reported. The report of the Board of Health at Biloxi to-day says that there are nineteen cases of actual yellow fever under treat ment, with diagnosis reserved as to twelve cases. There were seven new cases reported in the twenty-four hours ending yesterday. The doctors at Biloxi are tempted to no longer class cases as suspi cious, but to come out boldly and say that they are yellow lever. • The New Orleans Board of Health an nounces to-night that many of the older cases of yellow fever that have been here tofore reported are rapidly progressing to ward recovery. JACKSON, Miss., . Sept. 17.—Informa tion has been received at the Governor's office that there was one death from yel low fever at Augusta. It is feared that a new focus will be started by this case in the southeastern portion of the State. MOBILE, f Ala;, Sept. 17.— T0-day's re port shows no increase in tho ratio of cases and but one additional death — tbat of J. L., Taylor, a bricklayer -who came here from West Virginia four weeks ago. He bad been in a bad condition physically ever since his arrival. There are three suspicious cases and others are spoken of to-night, but they have ; not been re ported. y BILOXI, Mm, Sept. 17. — The City Council to-day adopted resolutions calling on the public for aid, stating i that all fac tories and other industries have closed down, thus throwing all the laboring peo ple out of employment, that nearly all the sick are of that class and unable to pur chase medicines and other things neces sary in such urgency. Therelore an ap peal is made to the public for subscrip lions, to be u.-ed for tbe purchase of medi cines, etc., for the sick . who are unable to care for/themselves. The appeal is signed by Harry T. Howard, Mayor, and -the members of the Council. "'•;' ; i " OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss., Sept. 17.— The situation here is not encouraging to night/ Mr. Brantford, who was reported PRICE FIVE CENTS. to strengthen her position as the metrop- '■ olis of the Pacific Coast. . It is too early now to speculate on the .. future developments connected with the i construction of the Valley road, but it is regarded as certain that as soon as the work is done for which this large sum of money has been raised steps will be taken to connect the line with an Eastern sys tem of railroads. The extent of the indi vidual subscriptions is not made known, but it is a sufficient cause for congratula tion to record that the whole issue is taken by the local syndicate. Throughout the San Joaquin Valley, and in fact in every section of the State, the news will be received with joy. The public spirit of San Francisco will be com mended and the enterprise of her public men will be complimented. * The contracts which* must necessarily be awarded to assure the early completion of the work will open a wide field of labor to the wage-earners of the State. Money : will -be i expended for rolling-stock and construction material, and there will be renewed activity all along the line. When it is contemplated that the bonds are held in California, and that tbe inter est is to be paid to citizens of this Stale, the full measure of benefit to California will be comprehended. It is learned that the work on the Bakersfield extension and the work on the line connecting San Francisco and Stock ton will be simultaneous. The directors will hot wait to complete one division of the line before , beginning on the other. Work will proceed on both divisions at the same time. Men who are familiar with money affairs believe that the members of the local syndicate have made a prudent and ' profitable business investment. by Surgeon Murray yesterday, is in a very critical condition. Several of the dengue patients have taken a turn for the worse, although none of them are con sidered as critically ill. There were seven cases of the prevailing fever reported in day. Total number now sick, twenty-five. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 17.— A special to the Republic from Cairo, 111., says: Two men were suddenly taken ill to-day at Point Pleasant and brought to this city and placed in the Marine Hospital. The physicians have not declared them to be suffering from yellow fever, but they aro being treated as suspects. ATTEMPTED - l< It'LK ■ MVBDEZR, Augustus Cook Tries to Kill Sis Wife, Child and Avrir, NEW YORK, N. V., Sept. 17.— Augustus Cook, an actor, was locked up here to night on the charge of attempting to kill his wite, baby and nurse. Mr.-. Cook is suffering from severe scalp wounds, the nurse bas her fingers cut and the baby, although besmeared with blood, escaped unhurt. The alleged attempt in the triple mur der occurred in the luxuriantly furnished apartment of the Cooks. The weapon with which the women were attached is supposed to have been an ax. Mrs. Cook . will make no state ment. Cook denies that he tried to kill the woman. Cook played the part of Na poleon in "'Mme. Sans Gene" last season, nnd was with Daniel Frohman at the Lyceum Theater several years hl-o, where ne made many bits in character roles. ; The trouble with his wife 1* believed to nave sprung from jealousy. Mrs. Cook has gone to her father's home with the baby and nurse. !. **- — ' loelet's Remains. Arrive. WICKFORD, R. 1., Sept. 17.— The body of the late Ogden • Goelet . of New York, who died off the Isle of Wight recently, arrived here from Newport to-day on the Mayflower. The body will be taken to New York for interment. z . 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