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Archbishop Guidl is animated by the
most liberal ideas regarding the settle
ment of the Philippine questions. In his
letter to Governor Taft he said he was
Elad he had been chosen to co-operate
ject and aims of Archbishop
Guldl's mission to Manila. The apostolic
delegate will have to reorganize the
whole ecclesiastical hierarchy of the
archipelago, and will create new dior
ceses and will propose prelates for the
archbishopric of Manila and the remain
ing bishoprics, after which he will con
voke a synod to establish rules for gov
erning ecclesiastical affairs In harmony
with the customs of the islands as Is done
in South America.
•gy""Vv OME, Sept. 26.— The publica-
B jgj§ tlon of a pontifical bull on the
S^T^ apostolic constitution of the
ff Philippines is imminent. It
\aL. will indicate the ge'neral ob-
Delegate to Philippines to Reorganize the
Hierarchy of the Archipelago.
MINNEAPOLIS,. Sept. 26.— Mayor. Ames
was cut off the September payroll by the
City Council to-night, despite the advice
of the City Attorney that the absent ex
ecutive Is entitled to his salary. Mayor
Ames tendered his resignation some time
ago, but it has not been acted upon. He
is under indictment on several bribery
charges. , . :;£?...•.' . . " ..>~ *
Mayor's Salary Is Cut Off.
Day was stabbed during an early, morn
ing brawl in the West Hotel, and for a
time doubt was felt as to whether Hamil
ton or another member of the party had
given the fatal thrust. At \ the time t>f
the trial many intimations developed of
a scandal jwhlch was never" disclosed but
which led to the suspicion that the real
motive for the affray had not been fully
told. Hamilton has wealthy -relatives in
•the East. He came here from Denver,
¦where he had served as sporting editor
of several papers.
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26.— Arrange^
ments were completed to-night for the
presentation to-morrow to the Board of
Pardons of an Imposing petition for the
release of Frank Hamilton, the former
newspaper man now serving a seven-year
term In the Still water penitentiary, for
killing Leonard Day, a young millionaire.
Jones Car Door Company, Chicago; : Se
curity Car; Door , Company, Chicago;
American Brake Shoe and Foundry Com
pany, New * York ; Railway ; Steel Spring
Company, New York; Standard Railway
Equipment Company , St. Louis. , ;
At the ¦ dinner which her Majesty gave
last night to the' members of the Amer
ican-Mexican _ Arbitration Court, United
States Minister Newell, the Mexican Min
ister, and the Foreign Minister, Dr. Van
Lynden, Newell occupied the place of
honor on the • Queen's right. She con
versed in the most friendly and most
animated manner with him and the other
guests and discussed with great, interest
the subject of arbitration, showing gen
eral appreciation of the work of the in
ternational court now in session here.
THE HAGUE, Sept. 26.— Queen Wilhel
mina has gone to Castle Loo to spend the
autumn. -¦ .' . . : .
»' The combine v will include the -.following
companies:..;^.; & -C.I Company, .^Chicago;
The .work on the merger has been in
progress for two or three months, ¦ and
Just now the. consolidation is being slight
ly . delayed> by , ; the 'promoters' failure to
agree with different-managements as to
the valuations V to"* be *" placed on the re
spective ¦ properties. *- - •¦¦ . •
CHICAGO, v Sept. . 26.— A - combination of
manufacturers of .practically', all articles
of railway, equipment from car roofs to
springs, doors and ..brake, shoes and
beams, is being "formed through the ef
forts of Charles : F. "Qulncy .'of > this city,
president of the Q. & C. Company,, manu
facturers of, railway equipments. The trust
will have .- a capital of • $40,000,000. r It ; 13
practically certain • that'; Chicago will be
chosen as the headquarters, with \ branch
offices In all; the principal cities through
out the United States. :'i
Morgan Will Pay Off Early.
NEW YORK, Sept. 26.— J. P. Morgan &
Co. to-iay notified the shareholders of
the vaCous companie"fand corporations
fcr v.hiih they act as fiscal agents that
they wojld anticipate October interest
and coujon payments next Monday, two
days in advance of the required time.
These payments, it is estimated, will ap
proximate $14,000,000. The action is taken
to relieve »xisting financial conditions.
Dividend From Steel Trust.
NEW Y03K, Sept. 26.— The United
States Steel Corporation announced to
day that It liquid mail checks to-morrow
for the quarerly dividend on its com
mon stock, dae September 30, and that
the checks wculd be payable September
23. The sum C £ the quarterly dividend Is
*s,OE3,025 and that sum will be released to
the money maittet. /
Western\ Power Company Acquires
the Valuable Holdings in
Butte County. " t v
OROVHJLE, Sept 26.— An assignment of
an indenture and bond executed by the
Big Bend Tunnel Company to Frank
McLaughlin, whereby Guy C. Sari, Frank
McLaughlin and Milton J. Green trans
fer their interests in that Instrument to
the "Western Power Company, was to-day
filed in the office of the Recorder of
Butte County. The assignment Is at
tached to the original bond that was
given to McLaughlin by the Big Bend
Company, and shows that the purchase
price of the property is $500,000. A $10,000
payment was made upon the execution of
the instrument and the balance to com
plete the purchase la to be paid In March
and April. 1903.
The Big Bend tunnel was dug for th«
purpose of turning a large portion of the
bed of the North Fork of the Feather
River from its natural channel, with a,
view of mining therein. The venture did,
not prove a success from a mining point
of view, but the value of the property for
power purposes In the generating of elec
tricity has of late attracted considerabla
attention. An arrangement was made
some months ago for the erection of a
large power plant and the transmission of
electricity to San Francisco, but the death
of Charles L. Fair, one of the projectors,
it is understood, blocked proceedings ttf
a certain extent.
Articles of incorporation of the West*
era Power -Company were filed in the of
fice of the County Clerk at this place
several days ago. The capital stock of.
the concern i3 y j5,000,00fti _, *„
Friends of Frank Hamil
ton Are Trying to Se
cure His Release.
Discusses With .Great
Interest Subject of
Manufacturers Are Unit
ing -With Capital of
Forty Millions.
Collisions between ships of war and
Bhips of the mercantile marine are not
subject to the proposed treaty, save in
so far as responsibility is admitted by the
law of particular states. Perhaps the
most significant change proposed is that
which relieves the Judge of the obligation
toward a fixed indemnity represented by
a quota of the goods saved" or their value.
The conference subsequently decided to
submit two treaties approved by the con
ference to some government to be select
ed by the presiding board, with the re
quest that this government approach
other governments with a view ' to the
adoption of the treaties- - ;
HAMBURG, Sept. 26.— The fifth confer
ence of the International Maritime Con
vention, which opened yesterday, to-day
discussed and adopted the' draft of a
treaty relative to a uniform law for col
lisions and maritime salvage in the pro
posed code. The distinction between sal
vage and assistance is abolished and all
successful services rendered to a ship in
peril are given the right to equitable re
muneration. The sum is to be paid for
successful services only and cannot ex
ceed the value of the salved property.
Persons who co-operate against the ex
press prohibition of the captain of the
ship in peril are barred from all right to
remuneration and the authorities who flx
the compensation are to proceed on the
basis of the efforts and . merits of those
who have rendered assistance,. the danger
incurred by the vessel assisted, the suc
cess obtained and the' value of the salved
objects. Every contract made in time of
peril may be modified in its effect by the
Judge If he considers that the remunera
tion agreed upon is not equitable.
. It is also proposed that disputes regard
ing charitable or educational trusts be
amicably settled by Archbishop Guidl
and Governor Taft.
It. is proposed that the friars shall sell
their shares of. the lands possessed by the
corporations and that the payment be in
Mexican dollars, the first Installment to
be paid wh.en the title deeds to the Phil
ippine ecclesiastical buildings are trans
ferred. ' . .
ed States will pay for. war damages. The
idea of haying recourse , to. arbitration in
order to determine the amounts of -these
funds .has: been dropped,' and it is'sug
gested that "the 'clergy submit' estimates,
which, unless - immediately j acceptable to
the Philippine; .and i American - govern
ments, shall form'- a basis for negotiation
between Governor . Taf t and : Archbishop
Guldl. ":• : ' ; ' ; ; ¦ ' •.¦:•¦••¦
Dinkella has been in prison for more
than twenty-two years, two years In
Japan and over twenty years in the
Albany, N. T., prison. He always has
insisted that the crime was committed in
the heat of passion and when he believed
his own life was In Jeopardy, the testi
mony showing that the murdered man had
beaten and choked the prisoner almost
into insensibility when the prisoner se
ccred Ms pistol and shot Abbott dead.
Tae Attorney General says that the ele
ment of premeditation was entirely lack
ing and that in these circumstances the
crirae could not have risen above murder
in tie second degree, the maximum pen
alty for which is fixed usually at twenty
yean. In view of this fact and of the
unifo-mly good behavior of the prisoner
while in the penitentiary a full pardon Is
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.— The Presi
dent has granted a full and unconditional
pardon to William Dinkella, convicted in
1SS0 before a United States consular court
in Japan of the murder- of Charles H.
Abbott, first mate of the American ship
Centennial, while lying m Hiogo har
bor, the prisoner being second mate of
the ship.
The reorganization of the church in the
Philippines on a new basis will be car
ried out with funds from the sale of the
agricultural lands belonging to the friars
end from the indemnity which the Unit-
The discussion regarding the friars
which was the subject of negotiations be
tween the Vatican and Governor Taf t
might, it Is, suggested, be solved without
recourse to the recall of the friars' by
"opening the doors In the' Philippines to
all the clergy of all the religious orders,
without distinction of nationality, thus
quickly overshadowing the few hundreds
of Spanish friars remaining there."
A portion of the students of the semin
aries will be sent to Rome to complete
their education, either at the North
American or South American colleges or
in a special Filipino college, If It is found
practicable to establish the latter.
One of the first projects of the Arch
bishop is. the establishment at Manila of
two seminaries ¦ to educate the ; native
clergy, which are destined ultimately to
replace the foreigners. These- seminaries
will be Intrusted to a religious order
which has not hitherto been repressntcd
in the archipelago. \ . . ; •
¦with him in the pacification ' of the isl
ands and hoped to be able to count on his
Two torrents, the St. Frances and th«
St. Marie, which descend through tha
town, rose suddenly and brought with
them masses of mud and heavy stones
and invaded the buildings of Modica.
They carried away everything in their
course. Many houses were utterly wreck
ed and others were seriously damaged.
Numerous animals perished. The num
ber of victims Is still unknown, but eighty
corpses have been deposited in a singls
church. At Soldi twelve persons were
killed. Tagearo was destroyed. Enor
mous damage was done at Palazzo, Acro
ido, Far la and Geratana.
The German steamer Caprera was
wrecked at Catania after a terrible strug
gle with the waves.
A large portion of the low lying part o{
Modica has been destroyed.
The survivors of the catastrophe hava
taken refuge In the hills. A relief com
mittee and search parties have been or
ganized at Modica. The disaster is sup
posed to have been due to a marine wat
The torrent destroyed everything on
the ground floors in houses In the lower 1
portions of Modica. Bridges have disap
peared, the damage amounting to many
million lire. (A lire Is worth about 24
The newspaper Fractlssa expresses tha
belief that some 400 people have been
It is reported from Modica, thirty-two
miles southwest of Syracuse, that a hun
dred bodies have already been found, but
that the number of dead bodies swept
away by the torrent is unknown.
SYRACUSE, Sicily, Sept. 26.— For twen
ty-four hours before the cyclone burst
over the island a violent storm raged on
the eastern coast of Sicily. The path of
the cyclone was 124 miles long and every
thing: In the line of the storm was de
stroyed. The sea swept Inland for sev
eral kilometers, doing enormous daxnaga.
Along the railroad from Catania to Pa
lermo the force" of the cyclone was'sucn
that rails were torn up and hurled to ft
great distance.
Havoc on Island.
Cyclone and Torrents Canse Fearful
According to those who understand the
situation there will be a stampede lo
Death Valley during the coming winter
and the excitement will be as great as
that which followed oil and gold-discov
eries. Certainly the preparations that are
being made warrant the belief that a
boom is approaching for' the Death Val
ley region and the niter fever may be
come national. •
- Nearly one hundred men are being sent
into Death Valley by "Borax King"
Smith and Lord Humphreys. The ex
pense attached to their operations will
approximate $250,000.
Those who have so far made claims to
the niter beds are poor men. "Borax
King"- Smith, Lord Humphreys and.Mil
lionaire Singleton are the capitalists who
have, taken, the keenest interest in the
finds, but they , have as yet made no
claims. All these capitalists are now en
gaged in fitting out expeditions to look
for niter and locate claims. They are
sparing no. expense in getting, the ex
peditions ready and are losing no time.
As. great outlays of cash are required to
send out exploring parties it ; is likely
that the poor man's chances will dwindle
as ¦ the rush grows stronger. ...
The closest and most convenient- point
to the deposits is Ballarat, from which
place water mifst be carried. By way- of
Ballarat the distance to the new Tarapaca
is . between 105 and 130 miles from the
railroad, the terminus of the nearest line
being Johannisburg, It. is apparent that
Ballarat will be the .outfitting place for
most of the "rushers."
No water can be found in the vicinity
of the niter, Furnace Creek, thirty-five
miles distant, being the nearest point ,to
the niter beds "at" which water can be
obtained. Shafts, have been sunk in the
niter beds from -five to forty-five : feet
¦without encountering any moisture: These
shafts are in niter from the surface down.
The deposits that have been discovered
are located from 130 to 145 miles from
Daggett, 110 to 130 miles from Randsburg
and 45 to 70 miles from Ballarat. They
extend over a territory- more than twenty
five miles long: and. fl-f teen miles wide.
The niter deposits are described by the
discoverers as being of such extent as- to
rival, if not surpass, those of Chile. So
far their real range is not known, but
many square miles have been examined
by the prospectors. In this regard it is
safe to say th#it there are millions of
dollars* worth of the much-sought mineral
in sight This means that, there are bil
lions of , dollars' worth of it in Death
DAGGETT, Sept. 26.— Discoveries of
va6t deposits of niter in Death Valley
have started a rush to that desolate
region. Dozens of expeditions, fitted out
by capitalists, and hundreds of miners
are leaving Daggett, Borate, Randsburg
and Mojave for the valley. Already there
are more than 400 men waiting at Bal
larat for information as to which por
tion of the terrible desert is the best to
rush to.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
A dispatch from. Syracuse, Sicily, says
that the stream flowing through Modica.
swollen by the recent terrific storm, sud
denly overflowed, inundated the town and
that several houses collapsed and a num
ber of families perished. The country In
the vicinity of Modica is flooded and tho
prefect, with a large force of troops, has
started for that place In order to render
assistance to the sufferers.
LONDON. Sept. 26.— A dispatch from
Rome to-day annotmces that a severo
cyclone has swept over Catania, a dtjr
on the east coast of Sicily. Catania la
flooded and many houses. Including tha
Villa Bellani, are damaged. Tha reads
have suffered seriously. The cyclone also
wrought havoc at Modica, a town of SI"
cily, where several persons were killed.
Mount Aeyia shows further signs of ac
tivity and. the volcano of Stromboll is still
A theory advanced by Samuel Humes,
who knows his father's habits while hunt
ing, is that he may have fallen from a log
into a deep cut or windfall. It is feared
that if he endeavored to cross a cut on
a log he would have slipped and fallen
to the bottom, either breaking some of
his limbs or meeting with a more serious
accident. The searching party expects to
find this theory, true.
Experienced woodsmen and friends of
the Mayor differ j in their opinions rela
tive to his probable safety. That he has
at least met with some accident Is the
gtneral belief. From the fact that Jay
Humes heard no shots during the time
he was proceeding up the ravine to Join
his father at the proposed meeting place
it is argued an accidental discharge of
Mayor Humes* gun could not have caused
him injury. . .
At daybreak they hurried to the water's
edge, and with the boat . crossed to the
camp. Samuel Humes was sent to the
city late this afternoon to summon aid.
Late to-night Jay Humes walked to the
city to prepare to re-enter the hunt again
to-mcrrow , morning.
Jay Humes remained for half an hour
or more, calling and shooting to attract
his father's attention. No response was
given, and, finally, he hastened to th9
water again to meet Samuel Humes, who
had returned from Bothel to carry the
two hunters back to camp. There was no
trace of Mayor Humes at that point.
Both boys shouted and fired into the air
to attract the attention of any one within
sound. Through the entire night they
searched the woods.
The two hunters were landed, one pro
ceeding up the ravine, while the other
mounted the brow of the hill arid hunted
along tho ridge to the ' point where a
sharp declivity leads down ' into the ra
vine again. Mayor Humes decided to fol
low the trail. He was armed with a rifle,
while Jay Humes carried a shotgun. Dur
ing the time young Humes followed the
ravine to the point wheri he was to have
met his father he did not fire a shot nor
did he hear the report of firing in any
direction. He arrived at the meeting
place, but there was no trace of the
SEATTLE, Sept. 2G.— Mayor Thomas J.
Humes is either lost in the thick woods
or underbrush on the west side of Squawk
Slough, an arm of Lake "Washington, or
has been Injured^ and unable to make his
way back to his camp.
In company with his son, Jay Humes,
the Mayor started on a hunting expedi
tion at 3:30 o'clock on Wednesday after
noon, promising to meet Jay within an
hour after they separated near the wat
er's edge. • Jay Humes kept the appoint
ment, but no trace of the Mayor has been
found since the time the two hunters
separated. As Mayor Humes is an expe
rienced woodsman and an old-time hun
ter, who would not wander away to keep
his friends in suspense, it is feared some
serious accident— perhaps death— has
overtaken him.
As much as the weather has permit
ted, Jay and Samuel Humes, sons of the
Mayor, and James Humes, his brother,
who have been in camp with him, have
been searching through the woods in the
direction taken by the Mayor when he
was last seen. Late yesterday afternoon
this searching party was joined by sev
eral loggers, who remained at work until
dark. Then the party, finding it impos
sible to make any progress, gave up the
work for'the night, Jay Humes returning
to this city and the others resting along
the lake front.
• At .. 4. o'clock to-mprrow morning two
"sjeafifnfag parties "wUrTeWe""tKl3" city 1 lor
the district within which Mayor Humes
is expected to be found.
Mayor Humes and his party have been
camping on the east shore of Squawk
Slough, about one-third of a mile above
the point' where it meets the lake. A few
days ago the Mayor killed two small
bears on the west side, and, . believing
that it would be possible to find the
mother, he decided on Wednesday to
make the venture.
Jay Humes arranged to accompany his
father, and the two were taken across the
slough by Samuel Humes, who, it was
agreed, should proceed to Bothel and pro
cure a quantity of lumber needed for the
erection of a small cabin near the camp
ground. Later he was to return for the
Special Dispatch to The Call.
The fleet which Admiral Coghlan will
take command of w,hen he arrives in the
Caribbean about the middle of October
will be composed of the Olympia as his
flagship, the Cincinnati, the Montgomery,
new at Cape Haytien, and the Marietta,
now in Venezuelan waters. It is not a
formidable force, but well adapted to the
.work of 'keeping riotous republics from
jbarming American interests. Even now
'Germany has fully as strong a fleet in
the Caribbean. ' The German cruisers
Falke and Gazelle have been in Vene
zuelan waters more than three weeks.
The Panther, which sunk the Haytian
gunboat Crete-a-Peirrot, is still in the
Caribbean, as is still another German
•warship. France Is well represented, and
even Italy has a warship or two within
easy distance of possible points of dis
At that time, when its interests will be
more vital than ever before, the United
States will have a naval force on watch
at the Atlantic entrance of the Carib
bean strong enough to offset any Euro
pea'n Interference with the ' canal, Cuba
or any effort to meddle to an undue de
gree in unsettled affairs in South Ameri
can countries. -
_The Caribbean fleet is not yet. formed
even \m pai'err* — T**e-"iira»ediate energies
of naval experts are busy with" the ex
asperating problem of the inadequate per
eonnel at the present time, but strate
gists realize that the Caribbean Sea is to
be the theater of the world's politics be
fore many years. They believe Germany
and other powers are fully cognizant of
this fact, and that it behooves the United
States to see the influence of this coun
try in Central and South America con
stantly made -evident.
TV.. WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.— When
Rear Admiral Coghlan -with his flagship
Olympia lakes command of the Carib
bean division of the North Atlantic sta
tion there -will be established the nucleus
of what ¦will ultimately become a fleet of
the most modern battleships. This will
be the third battle fleet desired under
the new plan of mobilization for the navy,
•which contemplates the placing of a bat
tle fleet on the North Atlantic coast, one
in Asiatic waters and cruiser squadrons
elsewhere. The North Atlantic fleet will
be the first formed, and then the Asiatic
station will be organized. The filling of
the battle fleet contemplated for the pro
tection of the Government's vital inter
ests in the Caribbean is dependent upon
battleships the construction of which the
next two Congresses will authorize, but
is expected to be organized by the time
the Panama canal is completed.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Force to Be Strong Enough
to Offset Any European
Two Days Pass Without Any
Trace of Missing Man
Being Found.
Storm Extends 124 Miles and
-Everything in Its Path
Is Destroyed.
Capitalists Equip Formid
able Expeditions to Ex
plore New Field.
Goes Hunting With Son
and Fails to Return
to Camp.
Marine Waterspout Is
Followed by an
Plan Contemplates the
Most Modern of
Hear Marvelous Tales
of the Vastness of
the Deposits,
Coghlan to Have
Command of a
Big Fleet.
Futile Search for
.Mayor Humes
oi beattie.
Miners Rushing for
Death Valley's
Niter Beds.
Hundreds of Lives
Are Lost in
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