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FIFTH FIZZLE IN THE ATTEMPT TO RACE So Scarce Is the Wind Off Sandy Hook That There Is Agitation to Change the Course. NEW YORK, Oct. 13. — Sandy Hook at 2 a. m. reports thick fog and no wind. The Weather Bureau predicts light winds for to-day. The pros pect of a race to-day is not good. NEW YORK. Oct. 12— A blanket of fog over the course and the utter absence of wind caused the fifth successive lizzie when another at tempt was made -das to sail the first of the Columbia-Shamrock se ries for the international trophy. The yachts will try again to-morrow. The repeated failures have had a most discouraging effect on the general pub lic and there was a great falling off in the number of excursion boats as well as the number of their passengers when the fleet gathered around Sandy Hook lightship to-day at the time set for the start. The heavy fog made navigation not only exceedingly difficult but very dangerous. The ships of the fleet that did brave the perils of the fog could only crawl out to their destination, keening double lookouts forward and their fog whistles constantly going to avoid col lision. At times it was Impossible to see fifty feet ahead and it was an uncanny spectacle to have a big, ghost-like hull loom up close aboard. The mist lay thickest upon the surface of the water and on the way down the bay the top royal yards of several big clippers could be made out when their hulls were In visible. The yards seemed to be suspend ed in midair without support. Down in the lower bay the fog was not quite so thick and about 10 o'clock a light land breeze from the west gave a faint hope that it would send the fog out to sea and furnish good racing conditions later on. So the racing sloops let go of their moor ings and were towed out to the starting line. There they got their sails up and drifted about, rocking in the gentle ground-swell. But the haze did not lift and the breeze, instead of increasing, died away altogether. When the time came to signal the course the weather vane at the masthead of the committee boat, which would respond to the breath of a sleeping infant, lay limp and life lees against the staff. Shortly after 12 o'clock, by mutual consent, the commit tee boat hoisted the letter "R" on the triatic stay, meaning race is off. The Bails were lowered and the tenders of the two yachts took them In tow back to the Horseshoe, while the excursionists sailed homeward. Mr. Iselin's interview in this morning's papers protesting against the savage criticism of the Co lumbia, which has been liberally in dulged in by some of the newspapers and appealing for the Yankee and her crew until the race is completed, evi dently touched a patriotic chord, for on the way back every excursion steamer In the fleet sailed alongside and saluted, while the passengers gave the white beauty three rousing cheers and a tiger. The repeated flukes off Sandy Hook have led to some agitation for a change of the course to Newport, where there is usually a breeze, or to Marblehead. of the Massachusetts coast, where no diffi culty would l"- experienced in getting plenty of wind, but it is hardly likely that any change will be made. The regatta committee argues that this sort of weather cannot last at this time of the year. The early morning hours at Sandy Hook Bay gave little promise of a race. The weather war fairly clear for a few miles seaward at S o'clock, and there was a light breeze from a little south of west but up to the northward, toward the Nar rows, the fog still hunt, thickly. Mainsails were hoisted early on both yachts, and soon after 9 'clock th. cast off from their moorings and were 'towed out to Sandy Hook lightship. Club top sails were mastheaded on he way out the Columbia setting a smaller one than was shown on Wednesday afternoon. The Shamrock's was apparently larger than any yet seen aloft. It was bent 01 two light aluminum spars, and its narrow cloth radiated from a center band like a jib. Th- yachts arrived off the lightship at 10:10 a. m. Casting off their towllnes and breaking out their headsails, they circled about the lights for an hour 'or so in the light southwest breeze, waiting for th.. commit! boat to arrive. The fog showed a disposition to clear off about this time, but there was hardly wind enough to give the yachts steerage way For an hour after the committee boat ar rived there was no more wind, and no prospect of any, so at 12:10 lock after a consultation between those in charge of the yachts, both agreed to call the race off, a gun was fired and the code signal letter "R" was hoisted, announcing that fact to the assembled fleet. A few min utes later, as agreed on a few days ago, another gun was lined, calling attention to the signal that the race would be run Friday. The Manning and other revenue cutters, the torpedo boat Porter and all other vessels having the signal letters hoisted them, so that all the fleet micht know of the committee's decision before going back to the city. The sails of both yachts were taken in as they were towed back to their moor ings In the Horseshoe, where they arrived at 1:30. 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The following re ply was received: "After full investigation I am satisfied that wireless telegraphy has been fully successful in the present Instance and promises to be of utmost utility in future for news papers. JOSEPH LAWRENCE." NEW YORK, Oct. 12. — Signor Marconi has completed the usual perfect arrangements for sending bulletins of to-day's yacht race to The Call and the Herald. Sigmr Marconi to-night received a telegram from San Francisco to the effect that Mr. Cross of Hono lulu is now on his way to New York to consult with Marconi rela tive to the establishing of a system of interisland wireless telegraphy for Hawaii. Instruments for exper imental stations on the different Islands have already been ordered, and will be in Honolulu by the first of November. Mr. Cross has urged Marconi to make a trip to Hono lulu, and it is not unlikely that he will go. the Columbia and the Shamrock as have been there on previous days. LIPTON'S GUESTS GET INTO A COLLISION NEW YORK. Oct. 12.— The steamer William Fletcher, with the guests of Sir Thomas Llpton on board, collided in the fog with the ferryboat West Brooklyn just iff Governors Island soon after 8 o'clock this morning. Both boats sus tain..! considerable Injury. The Fletcher struck bow on. carrying away her nose and making a big hole in the ferryboat's port side above the water line. The Fletcher returned to the barge of fice and landed her passengers. They were transferred to the tug E. S. Atwood. and in about half an hour left for Sandy Hook to board the Erin. The ferryboat was taken to her slip at South ferry by a tug boat. COMMENT OF TWO YACHTING PAPERS LONDON, Oct. 12.— Yachting World says to-day with reference to the interna tional race for the America's cup: There are three points regarding which the mind of the public is now satisfied. The Co lumbia is no match for the Shamrock in light weather; the Americans are stretch ing somewhat In Sir Thomas Upton's fa vor in agreeing to race dally, and the criticism of Captain Barr, the Columbia's skipper, forms the only jarring note in what so fir has been a most harmonious contest, for it is evident that it is no fault of Barr that the Columbia will not travel. The Yachtsman, discussing the time limit, says that while no modifications ap pear possible it is to be regretted that the , races have not been started at an earlier hour, when wind and weather conditions. so far as experience up to the present time would indicate, -m to have been better calculated to Insure a finish. M'KENZIE FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MURDER Jury in the Napa Murder Case Ar- rives at a Verdict in Seven Minutes. SUISUN. Oct. 12.— Ex-Sheriff MeKenzie. accused of complicity in the murder of Alfred Cook at Napa, was acquitted this evening by a jury in the Superior Court. Th.- verdict was reached after a deliber ation lasting but seven minutes. Only one ballot was taken. When the verdict was announced MeKenzie shook hands with each of the Jurors. MINER IS KILLED. Very Peculiar Accident Resulting Fatally at Nanaimo. VANCOUVER, B. C, Oct. 12.— A very peculiar and fatal accident happened in : No. 1 shaft in the Nanaimo coal mines, | whereby David McNevin, a miner, was ! suddenly killed. It appears that he had put in a shot and stepped out of the way to wait tor the explosion, to lake place. The shot exploded and a piece of flying rock struck a prop near where McNevin i was standing, knocking It down. In fall ing it struck McNevin in the back of the neck in >.uch a. way as to break it, kill ing him instantly. Strike in Sympathy. WINNIPEG, Man.. Oct. 12.— The black smiths and boiler-makers on the Canadian Pacific Railroad, western division, struck to-day in sympathy with the machinists. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1899. AMHEI DESTROYED AND FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE KILLED BY AN EARTHQUAKE AMSTERDAM. Oct. 12.— A dispatch to the Mandelsblad from Batavia. the capital of The Netherlands Indies, Java, says that a violent earthquake has visited the south side of the island of Ceram, completely destroying the town of Amhel and killing instantly some 4000 people, as well as injuring some 500 others. The dispatch says details of the disaster have not yet been obtained. SANTA ROSA, Oct. 12.— of the severest earthquakes ever felt here took place to-night exactly at 9 o'clock, and following one which occurred at 7 o'clock this morning it created much excitement. A minstrel show, which was in progress at Athanaeura Hall, was brought to a hurried close and the audience rushed from the building. Chimneys were thrown down and plaster in many parts of the city was shaken from the laths. A few minutes after two other shocks of a similar nature, but less severe, followed. The people are much disturbed, as the shake-up was more in the nature of an at mospheric disturbance than an earthquake, and was not felt In Petaluma, sixteen miles south of here. This adds 100 men to the strikers. The company had offered to remedy individual grievances, but would not recognize the union. IDENTITY OF BANK ROBBER PARTLY CLEARED Believed to Have Been Dr. Lewis, a Young Man Who Once Held High Place. CHICAGO. Oct. 12.— The mystery as to the identity of the man who tried to rob Charles H. Patten's bank in Palatine September 21, and who was mortally wounded in the attempt, was, it is thought, cleared up to-day by one who believes himself to be a brother of the dead man, and by C. A. Partridge of Waukeegan, adjutant general of the Ill inois department of the G. A. R. Both are positive that the man who lost his life while in the commission of a crime and who now lies in a nameless grave in the potters field was Dr. William L. Lewis, a graduate of two medical colleges; a li censed physician, and a man who was driven to the deed by the excessive use of morphine. Dr. Lewis was 2C years old and lived most of his life in Wisconsin. He trav eled extensively, and it was considered had a brilliant future before him. His linen was marked with the initials W. L., and after being wounded he gave his name as Walter Lawton, admitting the name was assumed. He refused to the last to disclose his identity, saying that he did not care to have his relatives in New York know anything of the disgrace he had brought upon them. After being wounded he showed much knowledge of surgery, engaging at one time in an argument with the physicians as to whether he was bleeding internally. Something over two years ago he was seized with pneumonia, and, opium being used as a medicine, he became a victim of the drug. It is believed by his rela tives that he was in an unbalanced men tal condition when he attacked the bank. The fact that Dr. Lewis, who had been living at the Palmer House ln this city, has never been seen or heard from since the day of the episode at Palatine, to gether with the marking of "Lawton's" linen, first brought his family to the be lief that the men were identical. The body will be exhumed for identification. BURNED TO DEATH BY THE YAQUI INDIANS Horrible Death Accorded to American Miners Who Were Engaged in Prospecting. MARQUETTE, Mich., Oct. -Willis Maguire, formerly an attorney at Mar quette, now of the mining district of So nora, Mexico, has written that his two mining partners, Ramsey and Miller, who undertook to work and prospect in terri tory overrun by Yaqui Indians, were cap tured and burned at the stake. .». INTERESTING WEDDING. Miss Grace Welsh of Stockton and W. E. Elliott of This City. STOCKTON, Oct. 12.— The marriage of Miss Grace Welsh, eldest daughter of ex- Mayor J. M. Welsh, the millionaire miller of this city, to William E. Elliott of tho San Francisco lumber firm of Seymour & Elliott, was a society affair and attracted a very large attendance at St. John's Episcopal Church, where the ceremony was performed by Dr. MacKinnon to-day. It was a beautiful wedding, and the fair young bride was charmingly gowned. The church was elaborately decorated, tha prevailing colors being yellow and green. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott left on th.- afternoon train for San Francisco, and after an ' ocean trip will reside in the metropolis. DEAD IN THE ROAD. San Franciscan Believed to Have Committed Suicide. STOCKTON, Oct. 12.— body of a middle-aged man, supposed to be A. Hay mann of San Francisco, was found lying near the county road, three miles north of Stockton, this afternoon with a bullet hole in the head over the right temple. A pistol from which one shot had been fired was found beside the body, and the fol lowing note i was found in the clothing when the remains reached the morgue: "My only wish is that my body be sent to Alfred H. Haymann at 239 Clinton Park, San Francisco. "A. HAYMANN. "P. S.— Please cremate my body." ARRESTED FOR FORGERY. Crime of a Youth but Eighteen Years of Age. RED BLUFF, Oct. 12.— A boy giving his name as George H. Conard was ar rested yesterday in Cottonwood by Con stable Campbell on a charge of robbery and forgery. He is about .18 years of age and Is accused of forging the name of Comrad to a check for $200, and passing same in Cottonwood. He returned the money to the firm, and it is unlikely that he will be prosecuted. Was a California Pioneer. NEW YORK. Oct. 12.— Alfred Dewltt of Elizabeth. N. J., died suddenly at his summer nome in Staatsburg, N. "V., aged 81 years. In IS4B Mr. Dewltt made a trip to California on the brig Belfast and there established the commission house of Dewltt, Harrison & Co. Mr. Dewltt re tired from active business In 1871. PEARL HART ESCAPES FROM PRISON CELL Famous Woman Bandit and Stage Robber Once More at Liberty.- HELPED BY A MAN She and Her Accomplice Are Now Thought to Be Safe Across the Mexican Border. Special . Dispatch to The Call. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 12— The latest and probably the final act, so far as the public will ever know, in the dramatic career of the famous woman bandit, Pearl Hart, occurred this morning be tween midnight and daylight. Some time between those hours she succeeded in making her escape from the county jail in this city. Several months ago this woman, with a male companion, held up and robbed a stage in the mountains in the central part of the Territory. With several hundred dollars in cash and considerable jewelry, as the booty of the hold up, the pair journeyed across the mountains and desert ln vain attempt to reach the rail road in the southern part of the Terri tory. When within one day's journey of Benson, on the Southern Pacific, they were discovered and arrested. The woman took the entire responsibility for the robbery and gave as the reason her desire to reach her mother, who she had heard was dying in Cleveland, Ohio, With her unsavory reputation she had been unable to borrow the money or ob tain it in any other way. In order to secure fitting accommoda tions. Miss Hart was soon removed from Florence to this city ami lodged in a comfortable room on the second floor of the county jail, far removed from the other prisoners. Her absolutely unique ca reer has attracted widespread attention and there has been much public interest manifested in her case. Some weeks ago an unknown man was lodged in jail on a charge of drunkenness. After his release he was soon recommitted on a sixty-day sentence for the same offense. By his good conduct he secured the confidence of the officers and was permitted many liberties. These he used profitably In planning the successful escape of Pearl Hart. Yesterday he easily left the jail unnoticed, as he was permitted to go around the building and yard. During the night he returned to the courthouse, adjoining the jail, made his way to the staircase leading to the tower of the courthouse and, passing under the roof, reached a point nearly on a level with the celling of the room occupied by Pearl ' Hart. At this point only plaster and lathing formed the wall and soon a hole a foot square was cut through. Miss Hart arranged a sheet to catch the falling plaster to avoid the noise and then piled up her furniture to enable her to climb out. It is not known in what direction the fugitives went, but they are supposed to be safely across the Mexican border. Miss Hart frequently boasted that she would not come to trial on a charge of violating a law in which she, as a woman, had no voice in making. FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE LOWLY RED Mohonk Conference Favors the Tak ing of the Indian Service Out of Politics. MOHONK LAKE, N. V., Oct. 12.— The Mohonk Indian conference to-day re ceived the report of the committee ap pointed last year to recommend a scheme adapted to carry into effect the views expressed tn the platform of last year's conference. The report disavows any purpose of personal attack upon the pres ent administration of Indian affairs. It declares that the Indian service should be taken out of politics; that the commis sion should not be regarded as a politi cal office; expresses confidence in the present Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs; advises that the present system should be re garded as temporary, to be simplified, so far as possible, and that such a policy should be adopted as will tend toward Its gradual abandonment. Several methods which have been suggested with this end in view are discussed without approval. Finally It was recommended that the agencies should be discontinued as fast as it becomes practicable in each case. Several agencies were mentioned which in the opinion of the commission might soon be abolished. The supply of rations and payment of annuities should also be discontinued as soon as possible. The agents should be Included in the classi fied service. The report was discussed at length by the conference and with most amendments unanimously adopted. Addresses from Dr. Flssel of the Hamp ton Institute and Dr. Slocum, president of the Colorado College, received close attention. ACCIDENT ON FRESNO TRACK. Collision Which Fortunately Results in No Injury. FRESNO, Oct. 12.— 1n point of attend ance to-day's races were the best of the week. The track was very sticky. Three favorites and one second choice won. An accident occurred in the second heat of the district pace and trot, which, how ever, did not result in injury to man or horse. Worth Ober was leading with Ociana Belle, Clark second and Lot tie Lilac and Colonel X R third. At the mudhole near the half Ociana Belle fell to her knees. Clark, who was behind, called out. "Look out." Ober thought he said "Pull out," and he pulled to the right. Clark could not stop and he ran over Ober's sulky, breaking the, wheel. Lottie Lilac was, of course, thrown off her gait and Colonel X R forged ahead. He finished first, trying to shut out Lottie Lilac, but the mare got under the red flag. After a consultation the judges gave the heat to Colonel X R, Lottie Lilac second and allowed Ociana Belle to start In the next heat. The time was 2:28. A special race, four and a half furlongs, for two-year-olds, was added to the pro- I gramme. Cowboy won, Steel of Diamond second, Ahawahnee third. Time, :57 2-5. ! The starters in the six-furlong handi- I cap were Jim Brownell, Jack McCabe. I Alvero and Beaumonde. Alvero and | Beaumonde sold at even money. Beau monde won, Brownell second, Alvero third. Jack McCabe balked and refuse to start. No time given. Summaries of the harness events: 2:20 pace and trot. Ociana Belle (Ober) 13 1 Colonel X It (Regan) 3 1 2 Lottie Lilac (Clark) 2 2 3 Time, 2:20—2:28—2:30. 2:15 pace; purse, $1000. Don (Crawford) *2 1 1 Dlctatreaa (Kent) 1 2 3 Fanny Putnam (Stevenson) 3 3 2 Time, ;— 2:18".*— 2:20. •The first heat was declared off, as the judges thought Don had been pulled. - ' SULLIVAN BESTS MURRAY. Knocks Out the Cincinnati Lad in the Sixth Round. NEW YORK, Oct. 12.— At the Hercules Athletic Club to-night "Spike" Sullivan of Ireland knocked out Jimmy Murray of Cincinnati In the sixth round of what was to have been a twenty-five-round bout, at 133 pounds, before a crowd of 3000 specta tors. Murray had been heralded as a wonder from the West and was expected to give the Irishman a hard run. Sullivan was at no time in danger, but took no chances, and wore his man down with body blows until he was able to send over a swing to a vital spot. He wasted no time in preliminary sparring, but went right to his man and forced him about the ring with left jabs to the face and left and right to the body. ,_ -,.-' '■•. Murray opened the second round with a straight left to the face and ducked a dangerous right-hand swing, sending rights twice to Spike's jaw. Spike con tinued his play on the body, and, suddenly shifting, sent Murray to the floor with a left swing on the jaw. Murray was on his feet in time, but stood away for the rest of the round. The following two rounds were all Sullivan's, and in the fifth he brought down Murray's guard with left and right to the body and swung his right 'to the jaw. sending the stern man to the- floor. Murray was weak when he regained his feet, and Spike sent him down again with a right swing on the chest. Murray regained his feet just as the bell rang. Murray was very weak when he came up for the sixth, and Spike forced him about the ring with left and right swings to the head. Twice he went down from right swings on the jaw. but each time struggled gamely to his feet. After get ting to his feet the second time Spike swung his left to the chin and Murray went down and out. Time of round, two minutes and twenty-two seconds. INGHAM TESTIFIES IN HIS OWN BEHALF Accused Conspirator Declares He Was Imposed Upon by the Ring of Counterfeiters. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 12.-In the trial of ex-United States District Attorney Ellery P. Ingham and his law partner and former assistant, Harvey K. Newitt, on the charge of conspiracy and bribing a secret service operative, Baldwin S. Bredell, who was concerned in the en graving of the counterfeit revenue stamp plate, and Samuel B. Downey, ex-deputy revenue collector at Lancaster, were called to-day by the Government, which then rested Its case. The defense then called witnesses to prove the good reputation of the accused and the bad reputation of the witness who had turned State's evidence. The de fense's witnesses included Judges of the Superior, county and local courts, law yers, clergymen and business men from this and other cities. The most promi MASSACRE OF GERMANS IN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Force Sent to Quell Disturbances by Na tives Is Led Into Ambush and' Annihilated. , nrrWp A to-day from South er IVERPOOL, Oct 12.-The steamer Niger, which arrived to-aay iroxn d T I west Africa, bring, news of the massacre of Lieutenant Guise German Com LIVERPOOL, Oct 12.-The steamer Niger, which arrived to-day from^ South west Africa, brings news of the massacre of Lieutenant Guise -German Com missioner at Rio del Rey. near Old Calabar River, on the Bight of »»rra. j ■■ and also of Herr Lee Meyer, a German trader .together 'i*™ native aoi J-J dlers and carriers constituting an expedition formed by Lieutenant ouwe to quell disturbances near the Cross River, which forms the boundary De tween British and German territory. ambush He A native chief was taken as a guide, but led the expedition ™°*™°™*-."': was promptly shot when the Germans received a volley. They fought courage ously but were outnumbered and slain. The natives then the & hbo ™ factories and murdered the native employes, after which they crossed into BrU_ ish territory. Two British traders who were warned had a narrow escape man aging to get down the river in a canoe and to reach Rio del Rey, where tney found only a solitary German official and a half-dozen black soldiers. . . Great excitement prevailed at Rio del Res when the Niger left on September 17. as it was thought the natives might come there. News has been sent to tne Cameroons, from which point a German relief expedition could be dispatcher nent was former Governor James A. Beaver of this State. , Shortly before court adpjourned for the day Mr. Ingham was placed on the stand and proceeded to tell his story. After giving a brief sketch of his career he told of his first meeting with William Kendig. the confessed counterfeiter. He said he had acted In the capacity of counsel for Kendig and William M. Jacobs, the leader of the conspiracy, who misrepresented their case to him. He said Kendig told him that he and Jacobs were the victims of a conspiracy, and they were anxious to know if private individuals could seize their plant for debt. Mr. Ingham was still on the stand when court adjourned. MILLS CASE NEARLY REACHED ITS CLOSE Experts Will Be Called to Testify as to the Authenticity of a Statement. REDWOOD CITY, Oct. 12.— Mills estate contest is rapidly nearing an end. After a tew more rebuttal witnesses are heard to-morrow arguments will begin. The most Important witness to-day was Maria Chatham Gardner, one of the plaintiffs. She testified that when Rachel Hill, a sister of Mills, was visiting him at Belmont, she (the witness) frequently stopped with them and always called Mrs. Hill "aunt Rachel," and received presents from her. William Campbell testified that Mills told him at Half Moon Bay that he had two children. The plain tiffs will have an expert to-morrow to prove that the alleged statement left by Mills is not genuine. SHOT AS A RESULT OF AN ALTERCATION Frederick Smith, a Blacksmith of Santa Rosa, Badly Wounds Charles Shoemake. SANTA ROSA, Oct. 12.— Fred Smith, a blacksmith of this city, is locked up in i the County Jail. After an altercation ; with a young man named Charlie Shoe make, Smith fired four times at him with a revolver. The fourth bullet struck I Shoemake in the neck, inflicting a wound I which may prove dangerous. Smith was examined before District I Attorney Webber to-day and had his pre : liminary examination set for Monday be fore Justice Brown. CUBAN SUGAR NEEDED. Havana Paper on the United States Market Outlook. HAVANA, Oct. 12.— Patrla says to day: There is no need to fear that the United States can get all the sugar needed by the Americans from the American sugar islands. The most that Porto Rico can produce is 100 --000 tons. Hawaii could not produce 450,000 tons. The Philippines are as yet unconquered. and, moreover, they are twenty-five days distant. Hawaii, counting the freight by sea to San Francisco and the railroad freight to the East ern coast, could not compete in the Eastern States with Cuban sugar, which takes only five days to reach New York. The annual consumption of sugar in the United States is not less than 2,000,000 tons, and it is steadily increasing. If we take away the 550,000 tons supplied by Hawaii and Porto Rico there is a balance of about 1,500,000 tons to be obtained from Louisiana and the Philippines. Louisiana suppplles only 250,000 tons, which she will not be able to increase on account of the lowering in prices caused by allowing Hawaii and the Philippine sugar to enter the United I States. The Americans, therefore, will be compelled to apply to Cuba. WILL LEAD THE REBELS. Billinghurst to Direct the Rising of Peruvian Malcontents. ' LIMA, Peru, via Galveston, Oct. 12.— The Government published a dispatch from the j Peruvian Consul at Iquiqui, Chile, saying that a newspaper there de clares that G. E. Billinghurst, former Vice President of Peru, has cabled his political friends that the revolutionary movement will he continued with greater vigor than ever, supported and directed by him. _\ - No such attempt, however, in the opinion of well informed persons, can succeed, as the people are opposed to rev olutionary agitation and desire peace and order. Bockefeller Defeats Carnegie. CLEVELAND, Oct. 12.— A battle be tween the Rockefeller and Carnegie Inter ests on the Great Lakes, which has been under way for several days past, culmin ated to-day, apparently in favor of the) former. Mr. Rockefeller has practically cornered the lake freight market, and the Carnegie company must now pay double this year's carrying charges on iron ore next season. :■;. FAVOR TEACHING OF THE CLASSICS Archbishops Again Ap peal to the Pope. Special Dispatch to The Call. *». CALL HEADQUARTERS, WELLING* ; TON HOTEL, WASHINGTON. Oct. 12.—' ! Pope Leo XIII is to be again petitioned I by' the archbishops of the Amerlcai ! church to allow Christian Brothers to re -1 sume the teaching of classics in the ! schools in this country. This was the im- I portant subject under consideration by j the archbishops in their meeting to-day ■ !at the Catholic University. There were i present Cardinal Gibbons and Arch- I bishops Williams of Boston, Corrigan of i New York, Rvan of Philadelphia, Elder j of Cincinnati, Ireland of St. Paul, Christie of Oregon, Matz of Milwaukee, Riordan, ; of San Francisco, Bourgade of Santa Fa ; and Kain of St. Louis, the latter being I secretary of the board. The prelates, after a long debate, con | eluded to reaffirm the petition sent to Rome last year regarding the status of the Christian Brothers in this country. Archbishop Riordan, who is going to Rome to make his visit ad limina. was appointed representative of the American hierarchy and was instructed to ask for a perpetual dispensation for the brother i hood to teach classics in their American schools. It is also proposed to plead especially the cause of those brothers who have been sent into exile becauss they have carried .out the wishes of the American archbishops. There are now twelve of these, prominent among whom are Broth ers Paulian and Justin of New York, well-known educators; Brother Maurellan of Nashville and Brother Fabrician, for mer head of the college in this city. All of these men were conspicuous in the order her® and are now serving in minor positions in foreign lands. The arch bishops hope that their status may be changed by Archbishop Riordan's efforts. Holy Cross College, an affiliation of the Catholic University, was dedicated with solemn services this afternoon at 4 o'clock by Cardinal Gibbons. Mgr. Martlnelli, apostolic delegate, and, with the excep tion of three members, the entire board of archbishops of the United States as sisted at the ceremonies. SUCCESSFUL FAIR FOR ALL SAINTS CHURCH Rev. Father Lally, Aided by Promi nent Ladies of Haywards, Has the Matter in Charge. HAYWARDS, Oct. 12.— There is In pro gress in Haywards one of the most in teresting social events ever held in Ala meda County. It is a fair for the benefit of All Saints Church. Rev. Father Lal'y planned the work several months ago and the ladies have been working with en thusiasm ever since. The parish of All Saints Church feels that in Rev. Father Lally it has a pastor of untiring efforts one who labors Incessantly to improve and beautify the church. It is to help the good father to whom they are so devoted that the ladles are working, so diligently. The following ladies have the booths in charge: St. Mary's booth— Mary McKeever, as sisted by the Misses Frances, Ethel and Gene vieve McKeever. :'.•>-• All Saints' booth— Misses Anna Haas and Mary White, assisted by Mrs. Scb.un.an and Miss Tina Haas. . . •Dewey booth— Misses Anna Cahill and Nora Stanton, assisted by Miss Kate Cahill, Mrs. J. Smith, and Mrs. John Geary. St. Madeline's booth— Mrs. Golarte. Mies Pann and Mrs. Zambrlskey. St. Anthony's booth— Dr. Garwood, as sisted by the Misses May and Isabel Garwood. Fish pond— M. O'Neill, assisted by Miss Kate O'Neill. •'.•■-.>••■-. Candy table— Miss Emma Strobrldge, assisted by Miss Ulna O'Neill. Refreshment table — Miss Mary Mulverhill, as sisted by Miss Theresa Barnes. Among the interesting features v of thel fair will be voting contests, a Cakewalk, dancing and musical entertainments. A flag is to be voted to the most popular lodge, a gold headed cane to the most popular gentleman. Visalia's Tax Rate Fixed. VISA LI A. Oct. 12.— At a meeting of thel Council last night the tax rate for the city of Vlsalia for next year was fixed at $1 65 per $100. This Includes the High, School tax levy.