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Widow 1* Found Dead in Her Home.
. SAN DIEGO, May 20.—Mrs. Frances
T. Brann, widow of Captain John
Brann, who was in the United States
revenue service on this coast, was
found dead in her residence at Olive
and Indiana streets this evening. She
had been riding her bicycle during the
earlier part of the day, and it was
then'that she was last seen alive.
The girl's tale Is a unique one, and
during- the four weeks she has been on
the road as a tramp she has covered
over 1300 miles. The fair prisoner de
clares she was driven from home by
the cruelty of her family, and, attired
in a suit of clothing^borrowed from a
boy friend, she crawled through a win
dow and escaped during the night. Sne
says she at once fell in with a lot of
tramps, among whom she found* her
present pal. She avows she will not
return home, preferring the company
of hobos, who, she says, treat her like
a queen -wheji she is with Grant.
5 Fearing . ttie> officers Miss Morrison
says she has traveled by night and
slept during the day, whenever pos
sible. Miss Morristti refused to change
her style of apparel, declaring that
she preferred her present attire, which
she says she will wear until she reaches
St. Louis. Judge Boyle fined her $20.
Grant was fined $200 for carrying con
cealed weapons. The Butte police will
hold both until the Oregon authorities
are heard from.
BUTTE, Mont.. May 20.— Pretty 16
year-old Jennie Morrison of Baker
City, Ore., and Edward Grant, believed
to be a fugitive from the Oregon peni
tentiary, were placed under arrest to
day by the Butte police as the two
were endeavoring to beat their way
out of the city an a Great Northern
train. Miss Morrison is a dashing
young woman, and her flowing tresses
of golden hair and rosy-hued cheeks
at once excited the suspicions of the
Special Dispatch to The Call
TOKIO.May 20 (6 "a. m.).— Vice Ad
miral Togo's full report on the loss of
the Hatsuse and the Yosshino Is as
"It "Is regrettable that I have to re
port ' a third misfortune. At 5 o'clock
on Sunday morning I received a wire
less message from Rear Admiral Dewa.
saying: .'To-day at 5 o'clock In the
morning, while returning from the
work! of; blocking. Port Arthur, we en
countered a< dense fog north of the
Shantung Promontory. The cruiser
Kasuga collided with the cruiser To
shino, striking her on the port stern,
and the", latter | sank. Boats from the
Kasuga saved ninety of her crew. The
dense fog still continues.'
' "This ¦ was a most unfortunate ' day
for our navy. While the fleet' was
watching the enemy off Port Arthur
the : ; battleship Hatsuse struck an ene
my'srnirkj and" her rudder was dam
aged. She sent a message for a ship
to ¦ come and I tow her. . . This vessel was
going "in when another message
brought the lamentable report that the
Hatsuse had struck another mine' and
The Japanese control the railroad
south of Wufangtlen, and the Russian
forces between there and Newchwang
are small,- amounting only to a few
...Almost all the railroad wires, are
down. A military wire between here
and Port Arthur is in operation, how
ever, and the. Japanese are tapping the
Russian messengers as they pass.
.ADMIRAL TOGO'S REPORT.
Llaoyang, and it is believed the Rus
sians concentrated , and struck, the en
emy south of Liaoyang, driving them
back. -The reports say the losses were
It \is understood that the siege guns
which w,ere removed from the New
chwang forts were taken to the forts
at Haicheng, where they were mounted
The Russians claim that they will
bring 3000 men into Newchwang in a
few, days; but these statements are be
lieved to resuit from enthusiasm fol
lowing, the celebration of the Emper
or.'s birthday and the- news of the
Japanese . retreat.
lowered boats, after which the battle
ship gradually righted, herself and ap
peared to recover from her injury.
" 'At that- minute another three-fun
neled battleshXp of the Shikishima'
type approached the .scene of the acci
dent- and a mine exploded under her
midship section, causing a similar ex
plosion to that occurring. in. the cas<kof
the battleship Petropaylovsk. • In the
course of "one minute she sank. The
third ' ironclad put out ¦ to sea, the
cruisers remaining' on the scene of 'the
disaster. - . . ¦ >'.... ?
'/'I sent sixteen torpedo-boats' to
harass the enemy, and,' should • a
favorable opportunity, present Itself, to
attack the ships separately" .' ~ The[
cruiser Novik went out to 'the passage'
in order, ¦;¦ if necessary, 'to; support the
torpedo-boats, but the f cruisers got up
steam at this ' juncture and drew' in
toward the shore. _ _ ' ¦
"'The Japanese cruisers opened, fire
with all. their, heavy guns on our'tor
pedo-boats, but the latter; returned to
port without : loss." . ; f%
". 'The damaged " ironclad then ¦ disap
peared below the horizon, with her at
tendant cruisers, escaping from the
pursuit of our fleet. , . ,
"'In the : meantime night had fallen,
the wind had freshened and. there was
a rough sea.
" 'On the morning ' of May. 16 < three
torpedo-boats approached the scene of
the disaster." I sent the Novik -against
them and they puttb sea. ; •
"'The ship which 'blew up in Kerr
Bay (Dalny) was evidently *a cruiser,
judging by her ; funnels and. fighting
tops, which are. visible' at, low water.
" 'According to reports received . from
the coast three torpedo-boats covering
an, attempted landing.' in Kerr, Bay
were damaged by^ our : light" artillery.',-"
MUSCOVITES ARE JOYFUL.
NEWCHWANG,; May; 20.— The Rus
sians here are jubilant over the report
ed retreat .of / the Japanese to , Feng
wangcheng! They . consider £ that ' the
birthday of .the Emperor, • May 19, was
"good medicine'.' if or the enemy. - v :
According to the; latest authentic re
ports' received, here there were. two di
visions I of ; the • Yalu army, one j moving
on Halcheng/and '.the V other I toward
ST. PETERSBURG, May 20.— The
following dispatch from General Ku
ropatkln to the Czar dated at Liao
yang.May 19 has been received:
"A detachment of Cossacks engaged
a detachment of the "Japanese advance
guard on May 18, north of Fengwang
cheng in a mountainous region. The
fight began in the morning and lasted
until 2:30 In the afternoon. The Jap
anese were successively dislodged
from four positions extending over fif
teen miles. The pursuit of the Jap
anese was stopped at Datiantsy, thir
teen miles north of Fengwangcheng.
Our casualties were six Cossacks
wounded, two horses killed and eight
"There is no trace of the enemy in
the valley of Tsanhoka so far as the
road leading to the Tchangouline Pass,
eighteen miles north of Fengwang
cheng, or In the. valley of the Ai Riv
er from Samatsa to Kuandiansan on
the road to Dounsianlintsa.
"A squadron of Japanese cavalry
which left Kuandiansan on May 17 for
Samatsa was repulsed by one of our
patrols at Schaogb, twelve miles from
Kuandiansan. The • patrol retired
without loss. Japanese infantry, 2000
strong, advanced on May 15 toward
Salitszaipudza, which was evacuated
on May 16." 7 •t^
VICEROY SENDS NEWS.
Grand Duke Alexander has received
the following dispatch under* to-day's
date from Viceroy Alexieff :
"The . following report by mail from
Rear Admiral Wittsoeft (in command
of the naval forces at Port Arthur)
was received on the night of May 19-20:
"Three of - the enemy's battleships
and three cruisers appeared to the east
on . the , morning of the , 15th. Their
movements were watched from Liao
tishan and Golden Hill. After crossing
the meridian of Port Arthur this
squadron turned eastward and ap
peared to be getting Into battle forma
tion. Then an explosion was observed
under the third battleship, which was
of the Fuji type. The vessel stopped,
heeled over to starboard and began to
sink by the bow, sending up a quantity
" 'Two cruisers aproached and it was
observed- from': Golden Hill that they
Mikado's Soldiers Dislodged From Their Position in the
Mountains by the Desperate Onslaught of
the Forces of the Czar.
COLUMN OF RUSSIAN TROOPS WITH THEIR AMBULANCE AND ARMY SERVICE WAGON^S CROSSING A STREAM 'IX THE SOUTHEAST OF MANCHURIA.
PARIS, May 20.— United States Con
sul General Gummere. at Tangier.
Morocco, telegraphs confirming the re
ports that the brigand band which cap
tured Perdlcari3, an American citizen,
and Cromwell Varley, a British sub
ject, is the same that captured Mr.
Harris, the London Times correspond
ent, last year. Besides capturing the
men, members- of the Dand assaulted
the women of the Perdicaria party. The
British and American representatives
at Tangier are taking energetic meas
ures to obtain the release of the cap
tives and the Moorish authorities are
assisting them. .^.'1
The French Government does not in
tend to send a warship to Tangier or
otherwise intervene In connection with
the capturing of Perdicaris and Var
ley. The right of France to Intervene
would raise a direct issue with the
Sultan of Morocco concerning the ex
ercise of , police powers. Moreover, the
Government's advices are that Mo
hammed-el-Torres. the representative
of the Sultan at Tangier, will meet the
brigands* demand in order to secure
the prisoners' release. Unofficial ad
vices say that Mohammed-el-Torres
has already recalled the Moorish
troops, as the brigands demanded.
Consul Gummere informed the State
Department to-day by cable that the
bandits had carried the captives into
th% mountains. No terms of a ransom
have yet been received by their friends
or by the Moroccan authorities, who,
Gummere says, are assisting in every
way in attempts at rescue. Gummere
states, however, that the presence of
a warship will be of great assistance.
The State Department will make no
changes in the orders for Rear Ad
miral Chadwick. commanding the
South Atlantic fleet, to send one ship
Immediately to Tangier when he ar
rives at the Canary Islands and to fol
low with the rest of his squadron.
GIBRALTAR, May 20.— A British
torpedo-boat, No. 83, sailed to-day for
Tangier in connection with the kid
naping of an American citizen named
Perdicaris and his stepson, Cromwell
Varley. a British subject, by armed
Arabs, headed by Raissouli. the no
torious brigand chief.
3IOORS ARE ACTIVE.
CAPTIVES IX MOUNTAINS.
"WASHINGTON, May 20. — No gentle
diplomacy will figure In this Govern
ment's dealings with the Sultan of
Morocco in regard to the kidnaping of
Perdicarls, an American citizen, and
his English stepson. Already instruc
tions have been sent to Mr. Gummere,
the i American Consul at Tangier, to
put th"e~utraost vigor into his demands
on the Sultan for the rescue of the
Perdicaris was not only one of the
wealthiest residents of Tangier, but
he was before removing .there of suf
ficient importance in Trenton, N. J.,
to command the friendship of both the
Senators and a portion of thj» Congres
sional delegation from that State.
Early this morning there came to the
attention of Acting Secretary Loomis
at the State Department telegrams
from Representative Lanning, Senator
Kean and Senator Dryden. /
Lanning stated that Perdicaris was
born in New Jersey and had inherited
a large fortune made in gas stock
speculations from his father, who was
a Greek. He traveled extensively, is
an author of some repute, completing
and publishing several books. He is
also an artist and sculptor. In the
course of his globe trotting he visited
Tangier and it so captivated his
artistic tendencies that he decided to
take up his residence- there, purchas
ing one of the Sultan's palaces for the
Special Dispatch to The Call.
British Torpedo-Boat Sails for Tangier
for Inquiry Into Disappearancs
. of King's Subject.
State Department Acts Vig
orously and Demands
Kidnaping of Men
Stirs .the Ire of
REPULSE OF THE ARMY OF GENERAL KUROKI
AND GREAT LOSSES REPORTED TO CZAR'S CAPITAL
ST. PETERSBURG, May 20."° A report fids beep received here saying thajt General K^urokl
has been repulsed with great loss. The report cannot be confirmed. ,
Homes in Colo
Many Lives Probably
¦ Lost in the
Wreckage ol Dwellings Is
Carried lor Miles on
DENVER, May 20.— A cloudburst at
the • head cf the Cache la Poudre
River caused that stream to overflow
its banks, and meger reports received
here indicate that great damage has
been caused by the flood.
The rush of the flood caused the dam
¦ which holds the water of Livingston
Lake, 65 miles above Fort Collins, to
bneak and this added voiume of water
swept down the Cache la Poudre,
practically wiping out the towns of
Llvenpore and La Porte, respectively
fourteen and three miles above Fort
Collins. It is reported that one person
was drowned at the former place.
At Fort Collins the river, which nor
mally is about the width of the average
mountain river, is noiv over a mile
wij?e end the Russian settlement, con
sisting of about 400 families, is in
undated. Already a number of the
frame dwellings of these people have
been ewept from their foundations and
sent swirling along with the flood. In
•e*veral instances the occupants were
usable to make their escape and were
WRECKAGE IX FLOOD.
Jt ha? not been learned whether there
was any loss of life at Fort Collins,
but it seems safe to predict that there
h'a.s been. Wreckage of houses, house
hold goods and carcasses of dead ani
rnais are being carried past Fort Col
;liR8 by the flood.
: From Greeley, about twenty-five
rciLes east of Fort Collins, comes the
information that a number of wagon
bridges between there and Fort Collins
have been washed away, and the Colo
rado and Southern Railroad bridge at
Timnath, about midway between the
two towns, wrecked. No trains will be
sent out en that line to-night. The
Colorado and Southern from Fort Col
lins to Greeley is a branch line. Al
though the crest cf the flood has not
yet reached Greeley, and Is not expect
ed until midnight, ranchmen and other
dwellers along the bottoms are moving
.to the high ground. .
RESERVOIRS IX PERIL
¦The Cache la Poudre River runs
' through one of the most thickly settled
.aiid richest agricultural districts of
• Colorado. A large portion of the north
ern r«art of the State is Irrigated from
"this stream and a number of immense
reservoirs have been constructed for
• the purpose of storing the water.
" Should the force of the "water's rush
"v.-eaken these sufficiently to cause a
break and release the stored waters
the result could be nothing but disab
troua. Wire communication with the
-flooded section is fitful, and all the
towns along the upper Cache la Poudre
have been entirely cut off.
The towns of Livermore, Belleview,
Laporte. Wellington and a portion of
Fort Collins are under from three to
five feet of water, and in some cases
the- vvater^ reaches to the eaves of the
house-si Five iron wagon bridges and
two railroad bridges in the vicinity of
Fort Collins have been swept away and
two miles of the Colorado and South
ern tracks washed out. Several thou
'sand acres of beets and vegetables
have been destroyed -and hundreds of
hfcad of live stock drowned.
The water system of the city of Fort
Collins has been seriously damaged,
atd all of the irrigation canals ar.d
ditches badly washed out. Twelve big
seservolrs along the Cache la Poudre
Special Dispatch to The Call,
NEW YORK, May 20.— Ill from ner
vous-trouble that had recently caused
her to enter a sanitarium, Miss Kather
ine Greene, one of the wealthiest
women of Boston, met death to-day by
a plunge from a fifth-story window at
Hotel Endicott, Columbus avenue and
Miss Greene was 40 years old and had
Inherited a fortune estimated at $1,000, -
000, largely from her father, a merchant
well known in New Bedford, Mass.,
years ago. He was -very eccentric and
this eccentricity, it is said, was in
herited In a measure by his daughter.
After the death of a sister a year ago
her peculiarities became more marked.
With a sister she lived at 345 Beacon
street in an old family mansion.
A month ago Francis P. Greene, an
uncle, persuaded Miss Katherine to go
to a sanitarium. She consented, but
had been in the place only a few days
when she left without the knowledge
of the attendants, reappearing at her
home in Boston. Since last Thursday
she has been under constant surveil
lance at the Endicott Hotel here.
Mr. and Mrs. Babcock had risen and
ordered breakfast this morning and
were waiting, when Miss Greene went
to a window overlooking the court and
sat on the sill. Mrs. Babcock came
in the room, and she says Miss Greene
leaned out to look below, lost her bal
ance and fell. Her body struck the
cornice of the third floor. and dropped
to the roof of an extensldn at the sec
ond floor. A bellboy passing through
the hall on the floor saw Miss Greene
fall and immediately summoned as
sistance. She was Bemt-conscious and
suffering: Intense pain. Her right thigh
was broken and she sustained internal
injuries which caused her death at
Roosevelt Hospital an hour later.
The body will be taken to Boston for
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Alcasar— "Cclia«tte." -
Calif oral*— "Our ZT«w Minister."
Central — "Sown toy. the Sea."
Chntss — Vaudeville.
Columbia — "Ivan tha TarriTjls."
Matinee— "Beau Bmmmel."
Grand — "Erapreis Theodora.**
Tivoli— "A Buaaway Qirh."
Matinees at All Theaters To-Day.
/ PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SAN FRANCISCO,- SATURDAY, MAY ; 21, 1904.
VOLUME XCY— NO. 173.
rcrecait made at Baa rraa
cisco for thirty hours eallaar
midslsrit, May 21:
San rr.a^clsco and vicinity —
7iUr Saturday; ccnttaned warm
weather; liffht acrtJi wind.
c&anjrfcig 1 to fresh werterly.
A. Q. JffeADIE,
The San Francisco Call.