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WARDEN AULL IS SUMMONED BY DEATH For the Past Year His Health Has Gradually Been Failing and Physicians Have Worked in Vain. THE LATE CHARLES AULL SACRAMENTO. Oct. 9. - Charles Aull, Warden of Folsom Peniten tiary, died at his residence there' at 2:45 o'clock this afternoon. Fif teen minutes prior to his death the report was sent out that the War den was dying, but it was at that time believed that the end would not come un til to-morrow morning. The death of Warden Aull Is regarded In Sacramento In the light of the loss of one if Its own best citizens, for the War den was held In the highest esteem here and his acquaintance was widespread. Those to whom the news came as a per sonal sorrow recall the fatalism which seems to have settled upon the Warden's household. Six or seven years ago there were not in all California two sisters of such radiant beauty, grace of manner and rare mental cultivation as Mrs. Charles Aull and Mrs. P. A. Humbert. They, with their husbands, constituted a most happy household, and the guest at their table deemed himself fortunate In having been surrounded by such charming' hostesses and hospitable hosts. ■ r.»v.' Pierre Humbert was the originator of the plans for the great Folsom dam and canal, but before that vast work had been finished, and while he was still In his prime, death overtook him and then, while In the very height of her beauty, Mrs. Humbert also succumbed to death. Those who most Intimately knew her handsome and generous sister, Mrs. Aull, MARIN TOWNS MENACED BY BLAZING FORESTS Continued From First Page. gives hopes that the fire fighters have succeeded in preventing the flames from breaking out of Soquel Canyon. E. Moon and family of Skyland bad a narrow escape. The fire had almost reached their home when it was discov ered. Moon, who Is an Invalid, managed to get his wife and children out, and with a wagon hurried away to Soquel. They lost everything they possessed except the clothes they had on. FLAMES STILL RAGE IN SANTA YNEZ RANGE SANTA BARBARA, Oct. Mountain fires iii the Santa Ynez range are still raging and now extend for a distance of eighteen or twenty- miles. The ranchers are fighting the fires night and day and. many narrow escapes are reported from them. Horses and cattle are suffering terribly from the heat and It Is belived that a great number of cattle have been .burned to death. Several small holders ■have', lost their property and the much needed pastures are fast being destroyed.- I Investigate First! I * Buy Oil Stock- Afterward! I ». I Is the manner In Stock prudent Afterward! Is the manner in which all prudent t Investors would proceed, for the fol. 5 5 lowing of that course would ob- ! ( viate all necessity for rectifying^, 5 j mistakes should they occur. They 2 1 will inquire whether. or no a com- ! B pany Is operating on OIL LAND; i if there are any wells near; ■ . what the probable net return would. a be from the product of the wells, 1 f and, finally, if the capitalization of I 3 a company would permit of the J small shareholder ever receiving a 1 j DIVIDEND OF ANY SIZE. \ S We answer YES to all these ques- S I tions. Let us PROVE IT to you. - I 5 Until further notice stock will be j f sold at $1 per share. S Pamphlets and map for the asking. E I i | SAN JOAQUIN I I OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO., j I SAN JOAQUIN OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO., 38 Crocker Building. j \ Open evenings from 7to 8. j i'-grfgftjv Dr. R. L. Walsh, /WtKM*>>±*v» *>e\ GEARY st., bet I.^fttJlr*"' —-rriiW*" 1 Hyde and Larkin. '/£*& ""^gg^^Sy Painless Extraction.. UJr v » _„ * iTI Crowns ....'.'.'.'.'.'92.00 H Tl'l'lJi^ Flesh-colored Plates. I VJ. i_l=>-^^ 88.00 ■ Continuous Gum Plates (no bad joints) our specialty. Have received TEN first prizes for .this branch of dentistry. No students. 16 veers' experience. . . . * . . . '■'.•- r * ■ ■• thought they detected In her a change from the hour her sisters body was con signed to the earth. Probably this may not have been, but nevertheless within shortly over a year Mrs. Aull followed her Bister in death. Then again it seemed that death, still unsatlated, had beckoned to Charles Aull. From a robust man in the very perfec- I tion of health, to all appearances, he I faded into a mere semblance of his former \ self. Sojourns at various watering places I availed little to Improve his condition and ! his decline had been gradual up to the j hour of his own death to-day. Warden Aull was but a few months I past 50 years of age. He was a native of ! Clay County, Missouri. In 1875 he was ap- ] pointed turnkey of the San Quentln prison and during his four years of service there '■ held nearly every position in the prison. Political change occurring, Mr. Aull en tered the service of Wells, Fargo & Co., and made a fine reputation as a detec tive. In November, 1583, he was appointed Warden of San Quentln prison, serving four years. He was then selected as War den of Folsom prison and he has filled ! the position through successive adminis- ! trations, both Republican and Democratic, \ making for his prison the name of one of the very best managed penal Institutions In the United States. It is said' that a successor to Warden Anil may be elected at a meeting of the Prison Directors at San Quentln next Sat urday, although there has not yet been even' a suggestion here as' to his probable successor, the death of the Warden hav ing fallen as a heavy shock upon the of ficials and civilians alike. ADVANCE UPON THE FILIPINOS American Forces Within Sight of Malabon. Special Dispatch to The Call. MANILA, Oct. 9.— General Schwan's col umn, consisting of the Thirteenth In fantry, a battalion of the Fourteenth In fantry, two troops of cavalry, Captain Reilly's battery of the Fifth Artillery and Lowe's scouts, continued the advance to il, iv toward San Francisco de Malabon, meeting with little resistance and suffer ing no casualties. The enemy fell back steadily. ;. ■''--. The .American camp to-night is within sight of San Francisco de Malabon, the stronghold of the insurgents in the pro vince of Cavite, where the Filipinos are said to number 5000. .;:">.. During the march from Noveleta to Rosario only a few shots were fired. This large -'east town was literally filled with white flags. The Americans captured two or three hundred men, many of the Filipinos changing their clothing for white costumes. The bay of Rosario was filled with hundreds of boats and the peo ple had spent an exciting night. This afternoon a body of insurgents was seen near La Lonia Church, four miles from the heart of Manila. They opened fire, the bullets falling among the tents of the Twenty-fifth Infantry. The Americans manned the trenches and re plied a -range of 1200 yards.. The in surgents volleyed and the Americans used their artillery. The tight lasted an hour, after which the Insurgents retreat ed. One man was wounded. The scouts of the Twentieth Infantry were sent to reconnoiter. DETAILS OF THE FIGHTING ON SUNDAY Special Cable to The Call and the New York Herald. Copyrighted, ISM, by James Gor don Bennett. ' ." ,' MANILA, Oct. 9.— Lowe's scouts, sixty men in all, and Captain McOrath'a troop of the Fourth Cavalry, dismounted, crept Into Cavite Viejo at 7:3o. o'clock Sunday morning and took the place without op position. The main column of General Schwan, comprising the entire Thirteenth Infantry, a battalion of the Fourteenth, a mounted troop of the Third Cavalry- and part of Reilly's Battery, a total of more than 1500 men, marched out of Rlnacayan at 10::10 o'clock on their way to Cavite Vlejo and Noveleta. The gunboats Wheel ing. Petrel and Callao shelled Noveleta and Santa Cruz as a preliminary to the troops' advance. The marching column struck the enemy and found them strongly entrenched. ! Through the water, bamboo thickets and rice fields the American soldiers charged on the trenches. They could not see the enemy, who showered Mauser bullets upon them. A brass cannon, loaded with scrap Iron, was fired upon Captain Mc- Grath's troops at less than 200 yards* range. One officer was killed and another had a leg shattered by an Iron nut that pierced it. Captain Charles W. Fenton, aid to General Fred Grant, was shot through the ear, and ten enlisted men were wounded. The enemy abandoned their trenches, having suffered consider able loss. - While this fight was in progress two battalions of marines, under Colonel El liott, moved from Cavite southward to ward Noveleta. They struck the enemy on a narrow road In the midst of a Swamp. Unable to throw out a flanking force, they charged straight at the in surgents through swamp and all. They succeeded, in -reaching solid ground and THE SAIN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1899. MARCONI IN READINESS FOR THE YACHTS Changes His Sending Ap paratus to the Steamer Grand Duchesse. SERVICE IS IMPROVED Will Be Able to Send Many More Bulletins and Give a Much Better Report Than the Shore Watchers." Epeclal Dispatch to The Call. NEW YORK, Oct. Starting anew to-morrow, Marconi will make his headquarters on the steamship Grand Duchesse, from which all bulletins of the future yacht race* will be sent to the Herald and The Call. So great an Interest has the public taken In the practical operation of wire less telegraphy that it was thought best to transmit from the Grand Duchesse. In consequence the Ponce will make no more excursion trips, but the larger steamer, the Grand Duchesse, will amply accom modate all who desire to make the run on her. The Grand Duchesse will leave her pier, Just above Desbrosses street ferry slip, at 9:30 o'clock to-morrow morning, and be ing a remarkably fast traveler will arrive at the starting line thirty minutes before the signal is fired. : This will . give her passengers a full opportunity to see the jockeying for position, which is often the most interesting part of the race. Just as soon as it became known that Marconi would himself have command of the work on the Grand Duchesse the de mand for tickets greatly Increased. Here tofore an assistant has been on this steamship, most of the work being done from the Ponce. To-morrow, however, from the moment the Grand Duchesse leaves her pier until she returns to It at night wireless telegraphy will be in con stant operation on the Grand Duchesse, which means that a new record will be made in the number of words transmitted. During the six hours that will probably elapse after the first preliminary move is made before the winning craft reaches the final mark, fully 4000 words will be sent to the receiving stations at Naveslnk Highlands. Those on the Grand Duchesse will have an opportunity of watching the new process, although during the actual race, when the operators will be very busy, the apartment from which bulletins will be sent will be closed except to those actually at work. Later the exclusive ness will be relaxed. Marconi had his sending apparatus transferred from the Ponce to the Grand Duchesse, the in stallation being completed this evening, when signals were exchanged with the station at Naveslnk Highlands. Every thing worked perfectly. After the tests Marconi looked up at the towering mast of the Grand Duchesse, and smiling com placently said: "I would guarantee to signal from this ship as now equipped to the Highlands if we were 200 miles out at sea. his is a magnificent mast of just the right height for my purpose. We'll make a record to-morr,ow. I'm glad, too, that we're on a faster craft, for I've a notion that the Shamrock will lift the long-coveted cup and I want to see the start. On the Ponce we missed two of the starts last week. However, the Grand Duchesse is large enough and fast enough for an Atlantic liner,' and I look forward to a pleasant day even though we will have to do much hard work." With Marconi on the Grand Duchesse to-morrow will be the representatives of the signal corps, who are eager to wit ness some of the severe tests which have been promised. There will be present also one or more navy officers. Telegrams were received late to-night from Wash ington. New Orleans and St. Louis ask ing that accommodations bo reserved on the ship. From Washington will come a party of fifteen for Thursday's race, while New Orleans and St. Louis parties will make the trip Friday. In every case announcement was made that the desire to see the wireless telegraph In opera tion was greater than the interest in the yacht race. Captain Norton, who has the excursion in charge, guarantees that the Grand Duchesse will at all times be kept in tho best position for watching the maneu vers of the competing yachts. This will make the bulletins to-morrow of extra ordinary Interest, particularly as the yachts may run straight out to sea. Should such a course be laid, shore watchers would have little to do, while the general public In New York and San Francisco would have to depend entirely on the Herald and The Call bulletins for news of the race. drove the Filipinos away. One of the marines was killed In this engagement and twelve were wounded. Squads of ma rines were sent from this point into Nove let a. Almost simultaneously with the move ment of General Schwan westward, a battalion of the Fourth Infantry, led by Captain Cowles, marched eastward from j Imus and captured San Nicolas after a sharp fight with the insurgents for forty live minutes. Four men were wounded during the encounter. The bodies of six insurgents were found on the field. MANY LIVES ARE LOST BY DROWNING MANILA. Sept. 4.— The army In Luzon has lost more men during the past fort night by drowning than by bullets. All the little streams which In the dry season are mere creeks have become swift, wide ' rivers with unexpected and treacherous currents and eddies. Ten colored soldiers of the Twenty-fourth Infantry were drowned at the Marlqulna River on tho 22d of August In an accident exactly duplicating the loss of' five soldiers in the Pasig River three months ago. Soldiers are conveyed across the streams on bam boo rafts whose motive power is a rope stretched between the banks. In both case's the ropes broke, the rafts were over turned and part of the soldiers weighted down with guns, haversacks and heavy ammunition belts were unable to reach the shore. Private J. E. Poole of the Twenty-fourth lost his life in attempting to rescue his comrades. He swam to the shore and secured a small raft, which he poled into the river, but was himself pulled into the water and drowned by a soldier he was trying to lift aboard the raft. The last of the bodies of the ten soldiers were recovered In the river this week and all have been burled With mili tary honors. >-'.■.•>." k Four men of the : Third Infantry, sta tioned at Quingua, were drowned in tho Ragbag River before daylight on the morning of the 17th, when the regiment was starting against the forces of Pilar which were threatening the railroad near Malolos. Corporal Peter Larson was the hero of this accident. He was drowned in a brave effort to save others, and Lieu tenant Chauncey B. Humphreys rescued several of his men by great efforts and i was himself nearly drowned during the work. The regiment started from Quin gua at 3 In the morning and swam the Ragdbag River carrying their guns, HO rounds of ammunition and haversacks. The river is wide and shallow arid most of the distance was fordable. but the cur rent had become so swift that many were carried off their feet. Seventeen were compelled to drop their guns to get across. Corporal Larson had reached the farther shore when he heard the cries of the drowning men and plunged back with his gun still strapped to his back. He carried one man of his company to safety and turned back a second time. He was heard to say: "I don't think I can make It, but I'll try." He reached midstream and was struggling to bring out another helpless private, when both sank and were lost. Most of the men took off their shoes be fore crossing and marched and fought all LEFT THE CENTURY MARK FAR BEHIND Remarkable Life of Mrs. Percilla Nelson, Who Died at the Age' of One Hundred and Thirty. MRS. PERCILLA NELSON, the Aged Negress Who Died at Marysville MARYSVILLE, Oct. 9.— Mrs. Percllla Nelson, who died In Marysville on Sep tember 30, was regarded as a wonder by the colored population and the com munity In general, as she claimed to have, made a stay on earth almost equal to twice the time of the Biblical allotment. The death certificate on file in the Coroner's office fixes her age at the time of her death at 130 years. A few months before she passed away, in conversation with the Call corre spondent she stated that she was born in Cocke County, East Tennessee. She first saw the light of day March B. 1769, on the Conaway plantation, her mother being a slave owned by William Conaway. At the age of 19 she was married to Henry Carmlchael, by whom she had one child. At the end of a year the partner of her Joys and sorrows was sold to a trader and carried down the river. After which she was sold to a planter named Pomeroy across the Mis souri River. By her second husband, Nathaniel Nelson, nine children were born to her. Of her third master, William H. Russell, she always had a kind word, as life with him was next to liberty. It was on his plantation that her hus band left her while he came to California, where In two years he earned enough money to purchase the freedom of his family and bring them to the Golden State. That was in 1554. At Sacramento, they conducted a laundry business for two years and later settled in San Joaquin County, where the husband and three of the children died. The last twenty years of her life was spent In Marys ville. She was able to move about the house and take exercise to within foui months of her death. In her time the world of Invention noted the advent of the steamboat, locomotive, telegraph and telephone. In the cause of humanity the shackles were stricken from her people, and where In her prime all people of African descent were held In bondage now all are free and equal. Truly some great changes were observed by "Granny" Nelson, now dead. day in their socks, a most uncomfortable experience in the jungle country. T. J. Martens of Leavenworth, Kansas, a private of the Twentieth Infantry; was drowned in the Paslg on the 23d. He was boarding a schooner in front of the office of the Captain of the port, when a rope to 1 which he was holding broke and he fell into the river. He rose once, but before I help could reach him disappeared. CAPTAIN SAFFOLD KILLED IN ACTION WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.— General Otis has made the following report to the War Department of yesterday's fighting: "Schwan. with a column of 1726 men. Thirteenth Infantry, a battalion of the Fourteenth Infantry, with cavalry and artillery, left Bacoor yesterday morning and proceeded to Novelata. He encoun tered heavy opposition at Old Cavite and beyond, but drove the enemy, capturing two guns and inflicting damage. His cas ualties are: Captain Saffold, Thirteenth Infantry, killed; Captain McGrath, cav alry, seriously wounded, and ten enlisted men wounded. The column entered Ro sario: this morning, meeting with slight Opposition. Navy vessels and marines at Cavite made a demonstration on Novela ta yesterday while Schwan advanced at the" same time. The troops at Imus at tacked insurgents at San Nicolas, two miles east of the city, and drove them from the road intersecting there. Four men were slightly wounded. The enemy left six bodies on the field." General Otis has cabled the following casualties since his last report: "Uraemia, September 29, Corporal Jo seph M. Yallis, Company 11, Sixth In fantry; measles, September 30, Rert Pope, Company. C, Twenty-second Infantry; tu berculosis (pulmonary). Morady E.Jones, Company I, Fourteenth Infantry; dysen tery (chronic),. October 1, Samuel Alex ander, Company C, Twenty-second - In fantry; October 4, Surgeon Major Charles Gludlcl, Thirty-sixth Infantry; acute dysentery. J. J. Lewis Hellrlgel, Com pany F, Fourteenth Infantry; October 2, John Cunningham, Company F. Twelfth Infantry; accidental drowning. Company I, James Rufhn, Twenty-fourth Infantry; October 3. Garfield Thompson, Company G. Twenty-third Infantry - ; chronic diar rhea, William Dunwav. Company C," Third Infantry; Henry Rooth, Company B, Seventeenth Infantry: Walter Scott, Company G. Fourth Infantry; October 5, William Tlmmons, Company G. Twelfth Infantry; gunshot wound In action, Octo ber 3, Corporal Ole Gunderson, Company E, Signal Corps; neuralls, October 4. Hen ry Grayer, Company M, Fourteenth In fantry; typhoid fever, October 5, First Sergeant Julius Labadle. Company L, Sixth Infantry; Ernest Knapp, Company G, Ninth Infantry; malaria, October 6, Demorest . Smith. Company E, Seven teenth .Infantry; gunshot wound, acci dental, Frank B. Johnson, Company A, Twenty-second Infantrv.B NO CENSORSHIP ON PHILIPPINE MESSAGES WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.— The censor ship of prass dispatches to and from Ma nila has been abolished. This announce ment was made at the War Department to-day. It followed an expression of feel ing by the naval officers on duty here at what they thought an Inadequate report In the press dispatches this morning of the 'Part played by the marines In the military operations of yesterday it be ing charged that General Otis' jealous blue pencil was again at work. When this matter was brought to the attention of Adjutant General Corbin he stated that no censorship of press dis patches has existed since September 9 and that the correspondents In the Phil ippines are now allowed to send any in formation they desire. Undoubtedly the "round robin" protest of the correspondents, published in July was largely responsible for the removal of the censorship. The authorities have insisted that no instructions have been sent to General Otis looking to Its re moval. It is stated that the first sug gestion came from General Otis on July 26, eight days after the correspondents protest became public. " uc '' ia CHANGES IN THE TRANSPORT SERVICE ■HONOLULU. Oct. 2.-When Captain Trask arrives at Manila with the trans- ! port Aztec he will probably receive orders to return to Honolulu Instead of San Francisco, as has been the rule hereto fore. The Government is reported to have decided to adopt the new. plan of keeping two steamers for horses and mules plying constantly between here and Manila and two between here and the coast. The Az tec Is believed to be one of those selected for the Manila end of the journey. The I Leelanaw and Centennial are to run be tween her and San Francisco and one other steamer will keep the Aztec com* ' pany. ■-,-.;;<, The object of the new arrangement is to give the horses a rest on land here in the middle of their long voyage without hav ing a steamer lie idle in port while the horses recuperate. . Uncle Sam Is paying very high for his transports, and the dally bills for them pile up Just the same whether they are hastening across the sea or lying idle at the wharf. The ex pense of simply the charter price of a ! vessel like the Aztec amounts to over $5000 In tho time it takes for the horses to get Into condition .for, another start. Under the new arrangement the trans ports that run between here and San Fran- I cisco will land their animals here and go j back for more. The 'result will be a large I stock of horses and mules : on hand here ! all the time, from which the Aztec and i her companion may draw. The animals i may then have weeks; ashore instead I of days, as the San Francisco transports will get ahead of the Other two. MAJOR BELL'S MEN ROUT THE INSURGENTS MANILA, Oct. 10. 9:10 a. Major Rell with 120 picked men of the Thirty-sixth Regiment made a reconnolssance yester day in the direction of Florida Rlanco, four miles out of Guagua, and en countered a body of 100 insurgents, whom they routed, capturing a lieutenant and three „;yjjp*d privates. Near Florida .- .; DR. KILMER'S SWAMP ROOT. DO YOD GEf UP 7 WITH A LAME BACK ? Do You Have Rheumatism ? Are You Sleepless, Irritable, All Run Down ? Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable. SWAMP-ROOT is the Great Remedy for Kidney, Bladder and Uric flcid Troubles. To Prove for Yourself Its Wonderful Merits, You May Have a Sample Bottle Sent FREE by Mail. You are in no danger of being sick if [ you keep your kidneys well. 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PORTUGAL MAY TAKE A HAND IN THE STRIFE LISBON, Oct. 9.— The papers here ex press a rather anti-Boer feeling. The Se culo declares that although England has not asked Portugal to abandon her neu trality, the Portuguese War Minister, General Telles. is prepared to send 6000 men to South Africa within a fortnight.