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CAPTURE OF ANARCHISTS IN HOME
OF PRESIDENT SALLES OF BRAZIL
Lawson says he could not give his
friends any advance Information concern
ing this break for the simple reason that
he did not possess the Information; that
certain directors and insiders of the Amal
gamated Company sold their holdings pre
vious to the announcement of the cut in
the dividend.
In his opinion the cut in the dividend
was not compelled by any business neces
sity. Rumors to the contrary notwith
standing, says Lawson, he is not going to
fail, but is in a financial condition to meet
any exigencies which may arise.
STABBED BY STBANGER
ON SAN JOSE STREET
SAN JOSS, Oct. 13. — John Anderson, a
laborer from Milpltas, was fatally stabbed
in the abdomen, at 10 o'clock to-night.
While standing on the sidewalk ln front
of the Scandinavian Hotel, on El Dorado
street, three men drove up to the curbing
and without any provocation one of them
jumped from the vehicle and burled a
dagger in Anderson's stomach. Anderson
was taken to the Receiving Hospital and
the police are now looking for the men.
Anderson will die.
BEAUMOKT, Tex., Oct. 13.— Three new
Rushers have 'been added to. the list of
wells on Spindle Top. The Hogg-Swayne
Syndicate's No. 4 came in late last night.
=' The German-American Oil Company's
second well on Spindle Top came, in this
morning, spouting a steady stream of oil,
and the Houston-Beaumont Oil Company,
brought in a gusher late this afternoon.
The flow of oil from the latter, which was
allowed to escape through a horizontal
pipe, was tremendous, tearing loose one
joint of the hose on the air pipe and
throwing it asid# -'.,' v^
to him a loss of about $7,000,000.
He declares that he not only did not know
the break was coming, but had been in
formed that the rumor that the extra div
idend would be passed was without foun
dation; that he did not sell a share of
Amalgamated on account of the break;
that he holds at the present time more
than he had at the time of the break, and
that these holdings amount to more than
142,000 shares. . .
THBEE ITETW OZL GTJSHERS
STRUCK ON SPINDLE I TO?
BOSTON. Oct. 13.— In an interview
\u25a0 published here Thomas S. . Law
son says 'the recent break in
Amalgamated Copper represents
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Special Dispatch to The CalL
fragments. He was carried into a drug
store and his Injuries were dressed. Dr.
Rice, whose office was in the Commercial
Bank building, had his right hand badly
burned while moving personal effects
from his apartments. Jack Tudor was
also burned while trying to, get out his
store fixtures. There were several se
vere explosions during the height of the
flre. A big gasoline tank blew up with a
report that could be heard for miles. .
The property owners have signified
their intention of rebuilding immediately
and undoubtedly the new buildings will
be constructed of brick or other 'fireproof
material.- The only building that remains
standing between the railroad track and
the creek is the public library. This
seemed in danger at one time and all the
books '.we're taken out, but a change of
the wind at an opportune moment saved
the structure.
Cause Is a Mystery.
As yet : no satisfactory conclusion has
been arrived at as to the origin of the
conflagration. The theory of incendiar
ism is advanced by some, as there was no
fire kept in the building at that time of
night, but so far nothing definite has
been proved. - -
Great credit is due the firemen for
their successful efforts in: saving the
bridge./ Had this been, burned it would
have been a severe loss to the town, as
it affords the only connection over which
teams can pass between the east and
west side of town. This was the second
conflagration In the town's history. The
first occurred in July, 1891, when nearly
all of the business houses on the east
side of the bridge were destroyed. Since
that time the "greater part of the business
of the town had been transacted on the
west side. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0/.
Boston Man Says He -Was Given False In
formation by "Insiders" Before the
Recent Break in Prices.
LAWSON LOSES MILLIONS
IN AMALGAMATED COPPER
Among the buildings burned _ was the
Episcopal church. This edifice was
valued at about $2000. The Gibson block
and the Commercial Bank building were
among the -more prominent structures
burned. The Commercial Bank building
was valued at $12,000.
JList of the Losers.
The following is a list of the firms and
buildings which suffered, together with
an estimate of the losses:
South side of Main street: Chinese
dwelling, value $250, contents $50; Chinese
laundry, $150, contents $500; Landers' paint
shop, $400, contents $50; Bradbury's black
smith shop, building and fixtures, ?oOO;
Tisdale's stable,' building $2000, contents
$1000; Covert's real estate office, $50; Mil
ler's saloon, $1000; Austin's' real estate
office, $250; Commercial Savings Bank
building. $12,000; Drs. Rice and Bishop,
second floor occupants, $250 and $500 each;
Fletcher's real estate office, $100; Pepper's
meat market and" cold storage plant,
$2500; building, owned- by John Linden,
$1000; Martin's candy store, contents, $2C0,
building, owned by John Linden, and val
ued at $1000; Mark's general merchandise,
contents $300, building owned by John
Linden, value $300; Charles Wood's sec
ond hand clothing, $1000, building which in
cluded two stores, one of which was va
cant, valued at$500; Hunt's bakery, $1200,
building $1000; A. Giampolli's fruit and
grocery store, $500, building owned by W.
C. Shore, .$800; Williams' plumbing and
hardware store, $2000, building owned by
W. C. Shore, $1000; San Jose Water Com
pany, building and contents, $1000; Shore's
depot, $100; Vodden's shoe store, $100; Van
Meter's furniture establishment, S700;
Langford's paint and paper store, J250;
If. A. Wilder's grocery store, $1500.
No < fatalities marked the progress of
the conflagration. There were a number
of persons injured, however. The man
most seriously hurt is named Lloyd. He
wis awakened from sleep in a small
room over Wood's second-hand store and
found himself surrounded by flre. In
making his way to the street he was
frightfully burned about the head and
back and and had to be taken to the
County Hospital. A boy named See was
watching the fire when an ammonia tank
in Pepper's butcher shop blew up. The
boy was struck on both legs by flying
It took little 'more than one hour for
the flames to devour a dozen or more
business blocks, several manufactories,- a
livery stable, a church and many dwell
ing houses. The fire department was ut
terly powerless to cope with the flames
which, fanned by a strong southerly
breeze, leaped from one building to an
other and stopped only when practically
all the fuel at hanu had been exhausted.
Injured During the Fire.
business section of the town was
wiped out. The. fire swept everything on
both the north and south sides of Main
street from the Soutnern Pacific Rail
road tracks to the Los Gato.3 Creek. The
area covered by the fire is estimated at
about four acres. Property .variously
estimated in value at from $150,000 to
$200,000 went up in smoke and all that is
left to indicate where business blocks
once stood are charred timbers, smolder-
In? walls, a couple of brick ovens and
the Commercial Bank vault. Everything
else, even to the flre bell tower and the
bir twenty-pound bell, has disappeared.
LOS GATOS, Oct. 13.— This city was
visited by the' most destructive
fire in its history at an early hour
this morning, when 1 the entire
Two Hundred Thousand Dollars Estimated to Be the
Sum That Will Cover the Damage Caused .
by the Devastating Flames.
MAIN STREET. IN LOS GATOS, LOOKING EAST, AS THIS . PRINCIPAL THOROUGHFARE OF THE TOWN AP
PEARED BEFORE THE GREAT FIRE AT NIGHT WHICH DESTROYED ALL OF THE BUSINESS HOUSES AND
CAUSED A LOSS OF PROBABLY TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
' 4 • •
RACES ON THE ROCKS
IN A SHIPWRECKING FOG
Canadian' Pacific's Steamfr Hating Goes
Ashore at Jervis Island* but the .
Passengers Are Landed.
The steamer was going at half speed,
probably about nine knots, when she
struck. Her nose bunted up on shore
and she was too fast fixed to be pulled
off by her own steam. Captain Gosse
kept the passengers in perfect control
and they were immediately landed. It
was at low tide, and the stern of the
steamer sank in seven feet of water.
When the tide came in it was expected
that she would be entirely covered.
Within an hour after she struck a
boat's crew, in charge of Pilot Guns, was
dispatched to Vancouver. After rowing
«li night they arrived here late this af-
terday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
She now lies hard and fast on the end of
Jervis Island, forty-nine miles north from
Vancouver. She had 175 passengers from
the Klondike aboard and all of them are
now safely landed on Lasquetti Island.
The weather was extremely foggy at
the time of the accident. Captain* Gosse
was on the bridge and Chief Officer Neu-
Totros. late of the Islander, which sank
two months ago. was with him. The
channel is very narrow at this point and
It was impossible to see a dozen feet
through the fog.
VANCOUVER. B. C. Oct. 13.— The
Hating-, sister to the Islander of
the Canadian Pacific line of Skag
uay steamers, was wrecked yes-
Spedal Dispatch to T P e Cal1 '
ternccl. arci ' i ' :s evening: two steamers
ha • \u25a0* i ef a se " :t '° tne rescue. There was
nc rtCM.1*?!' '-'" : ? er f° r the passengers,
aj-.cJ t .«\u25a0:' " !Vlj! Probably all be in Van-
cower F-for« to-morrow.
Tfcf '{. iiri B was one of the finest boats
In thf- !•* ' r -'^ern service. She was put on
earlj : ,' ? > e:r by the Canadian Pacific
nith the Matder, which went to the bot
tom, feb* va - purchased in Shanghai for
$!35/v-i, ; il^' "ith repairs was considered
worth S2*> ( **"- She was 250 feet long: and
easily r« a "»<? the Skaguay trip at a speed
of sixt^ en knots per hour.
The l atest sports from the steamer are.
to the efTeot that a big hole has been dis-'
covere 4 ln : he bottom. It Is stated that at
high t lde lhe stern is under seven feet of
water-
VICTORIA, B. C. Oct. 13.-The steamer
Willa^ a lp « this evening to go to the
rescui* ot tye wrecked steamer Hating.
I^fge Fund Raised for Missions.
Xe' w YORK,' Oct. 13.— As a result of the
annu 8 -* missionary sermon preached to
day in the Gospel Tabernacle by Dr. A. B.
£imp son - themisslonary fund solicitor, the
fum '° r »60.ooo was collected during the
day. ' The meeting was the last of the
elevei 1 conventions that have been held
throughout th e United States. The whole
amou nt tnus contributed for missionary
purpi* es ls vfZ^Z. " asat * _^\
VOLUME XC-NO. 136.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14/ 1901.
RUINOUS FIRE VISITS THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS,
DESTROYING A LARGE PART OF BUSINESS SECTION
T)ARIS, Oct. jj. — A telegram received. at Lisbon from Rid Janeiro asserts that . two Italians
j[r', zvere arrested Friday last in the corridor of the Presidential: palace by . ah < officer of the
guard. Both were armed with' revolvers and daggers. In Rio Janeiro it is believed thai
they are. anarchists and intended to assassinate. President Campos Salles. \u25a0
The San Francisco Call.

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