The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on November 7, 1894 · 8
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 8

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Wednesday, November 7, 1894
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8 T1TE EXAMINE!?. SAN FKAXCISCO: WEDNESDAY MOKXIXG NOVEMBER- 7, 1894. F I Mrs. Barnes Tells How She Tried to Slowly Poison Her Husband. Had Not the Heart to Use Violence, but Chose to Prolong the Murder, AND HE CARESSED THE ASSASSIN HAND. She Portrays Herself a Monster, and Blames Her Companion in Crime for Having Influenced Her, San Bernardino, November fl. Mn. Samuel Barnes has made a complete confession of the plot by which she and the man with whom she was infatuated sought to slowly poison her husband. A night behind prison walls sufficed to persuade her of her desperate position, and she concluded that it was wiser to bid for mercy by making a clean breast of the details of the dreadful crime than to face almost certain conviction in the court. MRS. BKNES, THE WOMAN WHO HAS CONFESSED TO TEMPT TO SLOWLY MURDER HER HUSBAND. from n ttccul pnfoyroph, , . . . . A more iramatlc tale of man's perfidy or woman's weakness has seldom been written, a story of ingratitude more base has rarely, been recorded, and tho annals of crime will hardly reveal a case of cruelly more refined. While weeks dragged into months the hslpless victim was carassing tho hand which fed him the deadly arsenic, implicitly trusting the wife whom ho loves oven yet most devotedly, and whom he would do anything to save. Against the man whout he had nursed as a brother, out who repaid the kindness by despoiling his home and almost inflicting a horrible death, he displays no hatred. AN INVALID FOR LIFB. Barnes may recover, but it will lake years, if indeed he ever gains his wasted vigor either in body or mind, so completely has the ilrug penetrated every floer, paralyzing the nerves that control the musclos, and affecting his brain. When officers visited Mrs, Barnes in jail this morning she had visibly weakened, and it did not require much persuasion on their part. . She soon began to volunteer the details of the poisoning. She repeated the story which fairly made her listeners' blood run cold; she herself seemed tho least affected of any one present. Three witnesses listened to her as she narrated how for months her husband bad taken the deadly drug in his coffee, in the water and the whisky he drank while she stood silently by or helped the glass to his fevered lips. The District Attorney was then sent for, and tho whole story reduced to writing. It was ttien read to her, and in the prosence of four people she said it was true and affixed her signaturo to the statement. She told of Salter's coming to her house when ill, brought there by her husband. She herself attended him, and as she stood by the sick bed day after day, love for the sufferer sprang in her heart, and it grew with hit returning health until an intimacy was formed between thein which has become a passion with her, and finally led her tocon-atint to murder her husband, that nothing might stand between her and the man she loved. A HEARTLESS WOMAN'S STORT. "It is now more than four months since we found that we could not live apart," said she, "and at first Salter urged me to fly with him, and we wero to find among strangers the home which we sought. But I could not bear the thought of this, and told bim I weuld not until my husband was dead. Salter then proposei to shoot him, and then we would escape. We would con-coal him after he was murdered, and before discovery we would be miles away. "But while I wanted to go, I could not bring myself to thus murdering him in cold blood, so poisoning was proposed, "It was Salter who first suggested this. He said wo could put poison in his drina and food, and while its work would be sure it would seem that some peculiar malady was siowly wasting him away, and I consented, but many a time afterwards I prayed that tbo poison might not kill him, even though I was standing by or helped him to the fatal draught. " Salter bought the arsenic and brought it to me. Some of it he bought in Los Angeles, some here and in surrounding towns, and carried it to me. Wo mlxej it in everything my husband drank or ate. The last Salter put in the bottles of medicine or in the flask of liquor, which my husband drank, aud while I was heartily sick of the work many a lime I could not back out. "I bad gone so far that Salter had me completely in his power. Three or four times be had to force me to go on with the poison, and he did so with a revolver, threatening to shoot me if I weakened in any way. As soon as the poison began to show itself Barnes hai to go to bed. Thee we tried to make quick work of It, The arsenio was put into all of the medicine, and it did not seem possible that he could last very long and escape its power, but be was stronger than we thought, and day after day we kept on giving him the poison, He did cot die. When the nurses were sent by the lodge, and we were not allowed to wait on him, we still continued to get bold of the bottle of medicine and put in the drug, hoping that he m got still succumb, and then the evidence of our guilt would he out of the way, and tt was this which led us to such a desperate attempt to get the poison into the medioine which the nurse was giving him. We thought at first that we could keep doctors from bolug called, and would not allow it as long as possible, but when the arsenic began to affect him as it did we could not oppose a physician being called. BER HEART TOl'CHEO. "When I saw my husband lying there and suffering such awful pain, and when my frionds would beg of me to break with Salter, I would make up my mind that I would, but when be came again, between threats and entreaties he always forcod me toj continue, and I oould not escape it. AN AT- Several times during Barnes' siokness Salter proposed ,to shoot him and be done with it, but I prevented this, for 1 could not bear the thought of killing him that way. " Several times my husband went out to the Springs and stayed there for a day or two, and during that time he was away from the medicine we were giving him, but I went out and would persuade him to return to the city, and when he came back we would continue the poison again. "It was dreadful. Oh, I know it was! But Salter kept urging me on, and when be could not persunde me he again threatened to shoot me, and I kept on as before." ( Mrs. Barnes said that throughout the sickness of her husband, caused by the arsenic, Salter continually wanted to shoot Barnes, but she would not agree to it. They had made a plan to go away, however. If the arrangement had been carried out when it was made it is doubtful if tho pair would now be in jail. It seems that they took fright when the nurses were sent to the house, and 'had more recentlv got an inkling of what was boing done by the officers. Preparations wore almost completed for an elopement, but the officers were watching the more and checked it just in time. ONE POINT IN THE CONFESSION. Mrs. Barnes' confession In regard to the trips of her husband to the springs formed one of the most cruel features of this most hideous revelation. Barnes on different occasions, cither of his own notion or at the solicitations of friends, went out to Rabel for a day or two, and the improvement was always very marked. This was before the arsenio bad so thoroughly saturated his system, and a . day or two with the waters served to drive some of it out, and a markod change for the better was the result. But his tormentors were loth to leave him where there was any chance of their purpose being foiled, and Mrs. Barnes would follow him there, and by means of the wonderjul influence which she always hud over her husband, and particularly in his weak condition, sbo would persuade him to return to his home and the dosing was again begun. It did not take long to overcome the little improvement mado while at the springs. RELIEVE HER INNOCENT. There were some exciting scenes at the jail this afternoon. Mrs. Barnes was visited by a preat number of friends who still believe ber innocent, not knowing of hor confession of guilt, and among them win her father, ua old man whose white hairs are likely to be brought low with sorrow. Ho In very proud of his family name, and used to tell his children that be could kill the one of his children who disgraced it. He was simply beside himself to-day, and if he could have been made to believe his daughter nuilty It is difficult to say to what length ho would have gone. As yet Salter does Dot know that Mrs. Barueshas mado a confession, and whether ho will also weaken and supplement It by one of bis own is problematical. Mrs. Barnes in no way tried to shield herself, pleading that both wero equally guilty, except that Salter had forced her to continue the work which both had commenced. v Fort i. w tx I-Mlnu. Watne (Ind.), November 6. Bv an explosion of sewer gas in tho basement of the Westminster Seminary for Young Ladies, a college in this city,'lo-dey Clnra lmbuuiu was raiauy ourned and Edith Masters aenoukly. They were servant ly. 1 .. . What the Divorce Court Is Expected to Grant to Mrs. W. K, i Vanderbilt, THE FINANCIAL FEATURE SETTLED. Mrs. Vanderbilt Will Also Have the Marble Palace at Newport Which She Already Occupies. New York, November 6. Within a fortnight the final financial arrangements are said to havo boen made between Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. Colonel William Jay has been anting as the representative of Mrs. Vanderbilt since the quarrel was made public soma months ago. Colonel Jay, who wont abroad late last spring with Mrs. Jay, has no doubt ao-complishod all that is possible in the interests of his client. He is a trusted friend of William K. Vanderbilt, and tberofore well fitted for the task. Colonel Jay arrived in the city last weak. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt came from Newport to meet him. In a brief interview the terms agreed to by Mr. Vander bilt were mado known, and Colonel Jay returned to Newport with Mrs. Vender bilt. The sum offered by Mr.-Vanderbllt was computed after a long and caroful con sideration by family lawyers. It is under stood to be $3,000,000. She will take the sum mentioned in place of alimony and of her right of dower. The splendid establishment in which she is now living, known as "Marble House," on Bellevue avenue, Newport, was gift to her in former years from Mr. Vandor-bilt, and this represents nearly if not quito $2,000,000. The dwelling cost about $1,000,000, and the interior has been filled with the most expensive furniture and hangings. There' has also been a vast outlay of money on the grounds. CAM E A MONTH AGO. It is now a month since Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt returned from Europe and went to the mansion at Newport. The divorce laws of Rhode Island are not difficult. Mrs. Vanderbilt has lived there for the necessary time to enablo her to bring suit, as Marble House is really her home. Her sister, Miss Armide Smith,' who has resided here in a house not far from the Vanderbilt residence, joined Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt in Paris and came over with her on the Lucania. Miss Smith since has been Mrs. Vanderbilt's guest at Marble House. W. K. Vanderbilt's relatives are thoroughly in accord with him and they havo shown no sympathetic interest in Mrs. W K. Vanderbilt since her return. This was plainly shown on her arrival in New York. She was, it is said, highly incensed at tho fact that only one-half of Marble House had been opened and thought it showed an intention to slight her. The windows of the entire place and the doors had been boarded up in formal Newport fashion. ' Since her arrival in Newport Mrs. Vanderbilt has seoiuded herself. She drives out daily for a couple of hours and is invariably alone in her phaeton. She drives two spirited black horses, which are the highest steppers on the ocean drive. While Mrs. Vanderbilt will have legal custody of her children, it is bolieved that the two eldest, who are almost grown up, will be allowed to make their choice and live with her family or his family as they may wish. ' THE FUTURE OF VANDERBILT. What Mr. Vandorbilt will do after the divorce is a phase of the case which is now exciting gossip. He is good looking, amiable and fond of society. When a marriageable marl combiues those qualltios with a vast fortune there must be a very large number of hearts yearning to console him. There is even a rumor already of the prospective engagement of Mr. Vanderbilt to the widowed Duchess of Manchester, who was foimerly Miss Consuelo Yznaga of Now York, and is a very handsome woman. He has spent h:s immonsa fortune freely. The haudsome white house at the corner of Fifty-second s'reet and Fifth avenue ccst about $3,000,000. This was built shortly after he returned with his bride from their honeymoon in 1878. The great marble house which he built for his wife at Newport, and which was only completed in 1893, as already Stated, cost one million. It was a subject of unpleasant com ment at the summer colony that visitors to this house were not admitted, even beyond the front gate, until their claims to know Mrs. Vanderbilt had been passed upon by hor. Her exclusivenoss took this form. HER ROYAL EXTRAVAGA SCrJ. So great hai been hor extravagancu of late that even the inexhaustible Mr. Van-berbilt began to complain. She hired a suit of rooms at the Hotel Bristol in Pans for a fow weeks and had them refurnished in the most exponsive manner which Parisian tradesmen could devise. This is said to bave beeu the last straw which broke Mr. Vanderbilt's patience. Then ho took to exhibiting himself publicly with Nolly Neustrettor. ' PHOSPHORUS IN THE COTTON. The Eighth , Fire in Ships Loading at Savannah. SAVANNAn (Ga.), November 6. The eighth fire among the cotton shipping broke out at 2 o'clock to-day on the steamship Whitcfield, but the flames were quickly subdued. Noarly nil the tugs and lighters on the river wero kept busy during the night. Everything is quiot to-day. The men on all the ships on which the fires occurred were arrested to-dav, and held without bonds awaiting an investigation. Ten out of the thirteen ships now loading have been fired. Investigation shows traces of phosphorus everywhere on the burned ships. CITIZENS ALARMED. Afraid of a Naked Man Armed With a Club. Chicaoo, Novomber 6. Evanston, III., has a mystery in the shape of a man who runs wild in the streets at midnight, clnfl only in a night. robe and armed with a lantern and a baseball bat. For the past two Sundays this strango being has been seen by citizens, and upon being pursued each time bos mysteriously disappeared. Somo of the c the as have bacoms alarmed at tho strange antics of the night prowler, and Chief of Police Carney has detailed several policemen to watch for the apparition and, j-i--slble. caDtura it. THE BOOTHS TO JAIL, Arbitrary Arrests of Would-be Voters Made by Police at the Polls in New York, THE RESULT OF TRIVIAL ERRORS. Men of All Degrees Bundled Off to the Tombs The Arrests Denounced as Outrageous. New York, November 6. A steady stream of humanity, representing all social conditions, poured into the District Attorney's office from an early hour. It wns as motley a crowd as could well be imagined weu-dressod, prosperous-looking men touchod elbows with others who were un tidy and . in ragged habiliments. . There were in the throng policemen in uniform, central oiiice detectives in citizens' dress, bankers, merchants, clerks, army officers, mechanics, lawyers, judges and a ragtag and bobtail contingent from the Bowery lodging-houses. . ' A majority of the crowd looked discon solate and unhappy. Some were enraged and indignant. The gathering had been rounded up, as it wero, by the police, who had literally snatched them from various city polling places while they were in the aot of casting their ballots. They had boen arrested on bonch warrants Issued from the Court of General Sessions from time to time since the first day of registration. The vigilant eye of the law had discovered certain errors. Whether the would-be voters or registry clerks were responsible was not, as it would seem, taken into consideration. WORSE THAN IN DAVENPORT'S DAT, The warrants wero issued and were awaiting the victims as they appeared to cast their votes. If the poor unfortunate had no bondsmen ready he was hustled over across the way. The days when John I. Davenport reigned saw no such arrests as were made to-day, Some were outrageous beyond measure; soma were more or less ludicrous, and all wore pathetic. The law was no respecter of persons in those instances. John Steele, Who is Secretary of the Central Labor Union, registered from No. 70 Lexington avenue. The registry clerk put the number down as 71. Mr. Steele protested that he had given the right number in the first place, but there was the warrant and policeman ready to servo it Steele was taken to the District Attorney's office and finally landed in a cell. In the Tombs later in the day he was bailed ont by Banker Brown. ' Richard Botham, proprietor of the Sturte-vant House barber shop, registered from 208 West Third street. The registry book gave the number as 260. Mr. Botham spent the entire day in the Tombs in consequence. Joseph Brisby, employed in the Government Printing Office in Washington, came to this city in order to vote. He registered from his New York home at 1920 Second, avenue. A policeman found that Mr. BrUby was employed in Washington and procured a warrant for his arrest. It was served to-day.' - Thomas Russell is an engineer who received a medal for heroic deeds when the steamship Greece blew up. He lives at 632 Greenwich street, which tho registry clerk transposed to 623. It happened, however, that one of the books contained the right number, but that made no difference. Russell was arrested and remained a prisoner until Commissioner Strauss bailed him. Frederick Hiller was arrested because the registry clerk put down 338 instead of 830 East" Eightieth street, which Hiller gave him. Francis Anthony Heften, a member of a manufacturing firm of this city, and residing at 67 Irving place, was registered as "Francis Autony," although he gave his full name to the -registry clerk. He remained In the Tombs ten hours when he was bailed out by a friend. Major Paul Richard Brown, surgeon In the United States Army and stationed at Fort Hamilton, registered from, bis former homo at 169 East Eighty fifth street. He explained at the timo that he was an army officer and that the law gava him right to register as he did. Notwithstanding this, he was arrested when he attempted to vote. George Schneider of 228 East Eighty-first streot registered, or thought he did, under his right name. The clerk entered the name as "SchleiJer." Mr. Schneider remalnod In the Tombs all day until Mr. Crimmons went to his rescue. Mr. -Schnei der has boen a voter in this city lorty-nine years, and was never arrestod before. John G. Reams registered from 71 East One huudred - and fifteenth street. Tho olerk got it uumbar 70. Mr. Koarns heard of tho error and had it corrected, but mean while he had boon indicted. He lost his vote, and was arrested. TWO HCNDHED ARRESTS. There were about 230 arres:s for alleged false registration. Two hundred of these cases were admitted to bail. There yet remain In the Tombs ubout fifty persons upon charges similar to those above. The prisoners presented a pitiful spectacle. Some were crying, others cursing. Somo were worrying on account of their wives and children at home. There wero among them reputable business men and young men of wealthy parentago who had not yet had time to procuro bondsmen. Probably not one in the ent re lot had ever seon the inside of a jail before. But the polling clerks had made some errors in tak ng down their names and addresses, and the outraged law had to be vindicated. The prisoners will, in all probability, be discharged early to-morrow morning. G.VEN TO THE CHURCH. Presbytftrlans Become Enriched by the Will of Colonel Raynolds. Detroit (Mich.), Novombor 6. By the will of the late Colonel W. F. Raynolds, whxh has just been fitod for probate here, tho Presbyterian Church becomes possessed of an estate valued all the way from $50,000 to $100,000. Colonel Raynolds' will provides that during the lifetlmo of his wife the estate shall bo held In trust by the Church Erectiou Board of the General Assembly, tho condition being that they pay to his wiJow not less than $4,00(1 a your of the Income from it. On the widow's death the estate is to become a permanent fund, and the income is to be used in aid of struggling Presbyterian (North) congregations in this country. Colonel Raynolds was a devoted Presbyterian and was also noted as a soldier. He was a classmate of Uaneral Grant at West Point. CHI ffiffl JOJUf PEACE. Said to Be Ready To Accept Such Terms as May Be Named by Japan, JAPAN PROPOSES TO DICTATE ALONE minster ucnpy lens now me ,'s.panese are Clearing a Way to Moukden and the'Capital, London, November 6. A dispatch to the Timet from Tientsin, which will be pub- usnea to-morrow, is mat tho ropresenta lives of all the powers were assembled by too isungL.i y anion to hear the Chinese government's statement respecting the critical situation of affairs. Prince Rung. President of the Tsung LI Yamon, calmly avowed the impotence of China to withstand the Japanese attack and appealed to the powers to intervene, saying that Chi na was willing to abandon her sovereignty over Cores and to pay a war indemnity. The Ministers applauded the frankness of this confession and promised to support China's appeal to their respective Governments with the view of restoring peace in order to avert the dangers threatening all interests. The French Minister believed in taking a leading part in the proposed intervention. ALL JAPAN'S WAY. Preparing to March to Moukden and the Chinese Capital, Washington, Novombor 6. A short cablegram received by Secretary Gresham to-day from United States Minister Denby at Pekin gives another important forward movement by the Japanese. It reads as follows : Japanese have taken Foo Chow in the Gulf of Llastuno,. approaching Shang Kal Kuan. Two campaigns against Moukden and Tientsin. ' Denby. All of this means, according to the interpretation arrived at by the State Department officials, that the Japanese have soized the important strategio port of Kin Chow, near New Chang, and on the railroad leading in one direction toward Tientsin and in the other toward the Maa- churlan capital, Moukden. The latter is thus, threatened from two aides, as the Japanese forces which have crossed the Yalu river from Coroa are advancing rap idly from the southeast upon this doomed capital, aad acoording to Minister Denby's cablegram another force will (tart north ward from Kin Chow to join them. The distance from Kin Chow to Tientsin is about 200 miles, and the roads are tho best in China. Tientsin is well fortified, but should it fall, the way to Pekin, the Chinese capital, would bo open to the invaders. Neither the Chinese nor the Japanese Legations have any official advices of the Japanese victories cabled by Minister Denby, nor the reported efforts of China to secure peace. The tendency of both legations is to doubt that any peaca overtures have been or can be made at the present juncture. It is believed that the Japanese intend to occupy Moukden, with Port Arthur and Tientsin, thus completing a strategio position which will command Deaco on the terms they de sire, or, In the absence of peace, will per mit the Japanese to go into winter quarters and rest the campaign until spring. JAPAN'S OWN TERMS. A Power That Would Not Submit to Dicta- tion From Without. Paris, November 6. The New York World's correspondent called to-day on Mr. Sonte, Japan's Ministor to France, to inquire as to the truth of reported rumors regarding the intervention of the powers to enforce peaca between China anil Japan. "There is no truth in the rumored peace negotiations," he said. "Japan being the victor, is not anxious to sue for peace. She will presevere in the war, and will not rest until China is quite defeated. If China were to sue for peace that would be a different matter, but China is untruthful; she is a liar and cannot be trusted. Japan intends to d ctate terms of peace from Pekin. If the powers should intervene now, Japan would not listen to them." The correspondent suggested that China would not ba conquered even when Pekin is taken. "No," repliod Mr. Sonte; "China Is a great, powerful, wealthy country. It is impossible to conquer her, but the reigning dynasty would accept our terms if wa were in Pekin. The Emperor cannot fly south because be is unpopular there. He must remain in Pekin." Asked if it is true that Japan intends to divide China into small separate kingdoms, the Minister said: "No. Japan is interested in maintaining the present dynasty. If China wore to bo divided Into separate- small kingdoms they would become strong and unitod. That would rue in the awakening of China, which would bo a danger to Jaonn, and a misfortune for the whole world." "Is it true that Russia is concentrating troops pn the Manchurian frontier, so as to bo ready to march into Corea! " "Russia," Mr. Sonte exclaimed, "hasa few troops thero for purposes of scientific survey, but for no other purpose. She often sends soientifio expeditions, and formerly even sent survey parties into Corea. Tho present Emperor of Russia, although wounded in Tokio in 1891, is well disposed toward .Japan, has strong affection for the Japanese people, and is in turn very popular.- He is a personal friend ot mine, and I have known him sometime. He has a mos: amiable imposition, is very clever and highly educated, but his modesty is so great that he iupl in the background during his father' life. He will be a great Emperor. Under bis reign Japan will not fear Russia. "But China cannot be trusted," Mr. Sonte repealed, getting rod with wrath. 'China lies. It is because she liod to us ten years ago that we were compelled to make this war." At the French Foreign Office tha correspondent could no l obtain any deflnito statement, though what ho was told Is significant. The official who received btra sa.d: "What can the powers do) They can bring diplomatic pressure to bear, but Japan would not fear that. So England sends a big fleet to those waters. How can France dctanh her fleet when England's fleet remains there I The two power i are watching each other. If Franca or Erurland lont a fw cruisers, I should notj be surprised if Japan defeated them. Japan to-day is a great power, and will not submit to dictation." COVETOUS POWERS. Possibility That the United States May Pull Chestnuts for Them Copyright, 1894, by the New York World. London, November 6. I have a statement from an auihorlty In which I place the utmost confidonce that instructions have just been telegraphed by the British Foreign Office to Admiral Fremantle in charge of the British fleet in Chinese waters, to demand further and Important concessions of territory to England in case of any outrages to English residents in China. This is of particular interest to the United States, since It Is claimed here that by the terms of an agreement signed by the allied fsrelgn Governments the British Ad- mlral In Chinese waters will be placed in supreme command of all foreign squadrons, including that of the United States, to avenge any violence to foreigners. Sinco France would, of course, be glad of the example set by England to demand concessions from China of territory on the south contiguous to Tonquin, and Russia of territory on the north, giving her ports free from tee, the United States warships on the Asiatio station, if the above named contention is correot. would be forced to aid England, France and Russia to compel China into concessions whioh would give control to the Paoiflo to tbeae three nations. Ballahd Smith. AN OUTRAGE ATONED FOR. The Chinese Forced to Make Amends to the' British, Shanghai, November 6. British officials have sent an ultimatum to the Viceroy demanding a settlement of the Chung King affair within seven days. The demands are that Taotai Shing be dismissed and de graded and that the Chung King be saluted with twenty-one guns. If these demand ere not compiled with within the specified time, reprisals on the part of the British fleet are threatened. August 4th a Tientsin dispatch an nounced that eighteen Japanese soldiers who bad been forcibly removed by tho Chinese from the British steamship Chung King, were returned Immediately upon Viceroy Li Hung Chang being no titled. ' It was added thut the Viceroy apol ogized to the British Consul. August 7th, however, a dispatch from Shanghai an nounced the arrival there of tbe steamship Chung King, and the Captain ot that vesse gave his version ot the affair, which gave it a serious aspect. The Captain said while h,s ship was at Tung Kun, on tbe Uull o Pechili, Chinese soldiers went on board for the purpose of seizing Japanese pas sengers. They found on board of that steamship sixty JaDanose, mostly women and children, and at ones began to bunt them down. Tha Chinese pursued the Japanese all over the vessel, bound them hand and foot and flung them over on the wharf. Li Hung Chang eventually, upon tbe protest of tbe JBntisb uonsul, commanded that the Japanese be returned on board the Chung King and ordered the Chinese soldiers who had made the raid to ba severely punished. AT PORT ARTHUR. Rumor That an Attack is Now in Prog ress. London, November 6. A Shanghai dispatch says that an attack is now being made on Port Arthur by the Japanese tor- nedo boats. Tho Chinese army has been thrown into a panio by Japanese victories, and is still fleeing before tho Japanese. The Chinese troops in Manchuria are robbing natives and commuting norribie atrocities woer-ever they pass. The Japanese on the other hand are treating the Chinese well and are consequently received with open arms, ALLOWED TO GO. The Sydney Given Her Liberty by the Japanese. Yokohama, November 6. The French steamer Sydney, from Marseilles, which was seized at Kobe on suspicion of having contraband of war on board, has been released, and left Kobe. It was supposed that she had contraband that had been transferred from the Gaelic from San Francisco, which was also seized and subsequently released. A search of the Sydney failed to reveal tho presence of contraband. Three of her passengers, however, wera arrested, and are now detained at Kobe. Two of the prisoners are Amerl cans. The other is a Chinaman. EAGER FOR WAR. People on the Border of Mexico and Guatemala Arming. Oaxaca (Mex.), Novomber 6. An official telegram states that Emillio Leon, tbe special envoy whom tbe Guatemalan Gov ernment will send to this country for the purpose of treating with the Mexican Gov ernment in regard to difficulties between the two nations that are now threatening war, will leave for the Mexican capital on tbe lotu oi mis montn. xne people or Oaxaca and Cbiapas, Mexico, are anxious for war between Mexico and Guatemala to begin. Volunteer military organizations are being formed throughout these States in anticipation of impending war. LOST IN THE ARCTIC. Russia' to Send a Relief Expedition After the St. Gerne. London, November 6. A dispatch from Cbristiauia says: The Russian Government has chartered the steamer Lindestiacs to soarch for the steamer St Gerne, on whioh Captain W.gcius.the Arctic explorer, left Yenesiesk on September 15tU with his own and two other crews, numbering in all fifty men. It is beliovod that Wiggins is icebound in the Kara.. The Captain of the L ndesnacs hopes to get tidings of Wig- g ns at Chabarowa. Should he fail to do this be will send parties overland to the Siberian coast. Ontrl Amer en Mm'txrf. Panama, November 6. Nicaragua Is ob taining in France new artillery and a great quantity of ammunition. Honduras pro-pesos a Central American Exposition in Tegucigalpa iu American capitalists will establish a bank in Puerto Conez. On account of her Contral American in terests, England is pressing Mexico for an immediate settlement of the Belize boundary dispute. Kle-ri-tl in rliltratlon. Washington, November 6. Secretary Gresham and Srnor Romero, the latter rep-rosbnting tho Government of Ecuador, to day exchanged ratifications of the Mahoney-Vasquez treaty, submitting to the arbitra-t on ot tbe British Minister Resident at Quito the claim of Julio K. Santos, an American citizen, for damages sustained by his alleged Illegal imprisonment. ircHnttrr on lialnnc. Washington, November 6. Tba cash balance in the Treasury to-dav was I10S.- 912,615; gold reserve, $31,794,700, ELECTION DAY ARRESTS. Work of the Police in the Interests of Law and Order. A HERD OF STUFFERS ROUNDED UP. Saloon-Keepers Who Kept Open House)-and Doubtful Citizens Who Attempted, to Vote an Illegal Registration, Tba old City Hall presented an unusual sight yesterday. Anticipating many arrests for illegal registration three express wagons were provided to supplement the patrol service, but there was not much need for them. The following persons wera - 1 Imprisoned at the old City Hall during the day, charged with illegally registering: Frank L. Garcia of 22 Hinckley alley, Edward Parish of 124 Washington street, a real estate dealer; C. A. Figonl of 11 Lafayette place, Jesse O. Jenkins, bookkeeper, 1300,' Stockton street; Fred Richards, Sotoro Reodrlgues. Phillip S. Alloa, embalmor;C. F. Butterfleld, Thomas Scott, W. L. Fraser, Fred Butterfleld, Solo-mon Mossbacher, John D. Hamilton, Harry Cowles, L. Guerrerro, P. Bosoa and L. Mozzi. Those arrested nearly all gave bond without delay, being surroundod at once by anxious political friends. A man named Henry Kilua was arrested by Policeman McGrath for soliciting and speaking to voters on the subject of marking their tickets within 100 foot of a poll- ' ing place. He was released on a bond of $1,000, accepted by Police Judge Low.. SALOONMEN ARRESTED. Five men were arrested yesterday after noon for selling liquor on election day. Early in the afternoon information was received at police headquarters to the effect that liauor was being sold openly In tha "Our Homa" saloon, 993 Market street. Sergeant Christiansen . and Corporal Wright were sent out to investigate and found about 150 people in tbe place who were being supplied with drinks over tha bar. Two bartenders, Richard Cusock and " Matthew McLaughlin, wera arrested and ' taken to the City Prison. ' At tbe "Bank" saloon, 1308 Market street, the bartender, Henry Johnson, was found dispensing drinks to all who had -money to pay for them. He was arrested and the place olosed. A. D. Newton, who keeps a saloon on the corner of Sixth and Market streets, was caught in the act of selling liquor to several thirsty politicians. A few mlnutea later Sergeant Christiansen and Corporal Wright made a raid on Dunn Bros.' Saloon at tha junction of Stockton and Ellis streets and arrested the bartender, Robert Shields. All of the men ware released oa $25 cash bail eaoh. ILLEGAL VOTnlNO. During tha hours tha polls were open tha number of arrests in tha district south of Market street was, for election day, unusually small, hardly more than is the case ' on any day of the year. Up to 4 o'clook there were but three arrests made by the officers of the Seventeenth-street station.., Two of these were saloon-keepers for selling liquor illegally. Michael Hayes, an ex-policeraan, got into an altercation with Officer McMurray at . the polling. place at Nineteenth and Mission during the afternoon and struck him over the bead with a cano. Hayes was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Most of the arrests made by the police of th,e Folsom-street station were for viola- ' of the registration and election laws. There was but one arrest for illegal vot ing. A young man named W. L. Fraser attempted to vote on another name at a " Second-street polling place. H s vote was challenged and he promptly swore it in. He was Immediately arrested by Officer . Harrigan and taken to the Folsom-street station. This was tbe sole instance of an arrest for illegal voting south of Market street during the entire day. There wera 5 but fourteen arrests booked at tbe Folsom-street station for illegal registration, most , of them on Superior Qourt warrants. The ., men arrested on this charge gave the following names and occupations: William James Kidd, carpenter; Solomon Mosbacher, upholsterer; Joseph W. Hard v. railroad man; Michael Wlemer, barber Jacob G. Greken, agent: Thomas Seott. hostler, C. F. Butterfleld, blacksmith; ' Philin Rvan. sft'.non-lr opnAr W T. rtanrila cook, and G. W. Hamilton, hostler. Espey Hi. n,nriy, a waiter, was another arrest for1 violation of tho election law. Nearly all of these were released by Judges Low and Campbell in $2,000 bonds, together with a ' dozen saloon-keepers charged with selling . liquor illegally on election day. . . mule Opm Night. To-night Soheel's Orchestra will give a comic opera night at the Auditorium. The - programme will be as follows: March, "For the Fstherlsnd" (from "Tbs Ml-rry Wr") Rtrinaa Overture. Poet sad Peaisnt" Supr Wmiz, "Ob tba Beautiful Blue Danube". ..Strains Pot pourri. "InitlKoand tha Forty Th!evei".8traue Overture. "Orpheua " Jacquss Offenbach Walls, " From Bear Student " Mllloeolcar Cornet solo, " If I only had your lovs " Bupps ' Otto Lchnert. Pot-pourri, " Offnbachlna Jacques Offenbach ' La Bolle Oalathca " Suppe Muzourki. Die achoene Polls " Mllloeeker Polka. "Vloletts" , stratiaa Charlotte waltz. " Oaiparone" MlUocoWer iUIKCELLASEOUS. WHAT YOU MOST NEED. Some Uood Advice About What la Required In the Life. Did you ever stop to think about the neces sity for a stimulant? Nature supplies her own. It is astonishing what she will do if given a chance. In how abort a time will she revive the over-tired brsln by means of rest and sleep I A healthy man or woman responds readily to her treatment. Euiweare not all healthy. Doe-tors tell us that not two people In every huu-dred are perfectly sound In body and mind. Nature, for thut reason, cannot keen us healthy or cure our ailments. We must gain stimulant from somo other aouroe, get fresh energy and life or we break down. The blood must hare new animation given to it, and sent rushing ' through the veins, with renewed vitality, a narklc given to tbe eye, anush of bealth to tbe ohfek. The whole system must be purified and trenethened. Mon and women who neslect thin are pile, puny and despondent. For them life hits no charms. "Hut," you say, "howls this to be done?" There is but one way, and that is by the help or tbe beat and purest stlra-ulnnt that sclenco has ever discovered. Dos. ore tell us that wbUky. when absolutely pure, Is ineoniyining iiiniwiii answer this purpose. Thero Is but one pure whlskv known to the world, and that Is Duffy's Pure Malt. It ts tbe only whisky that has ever g lined widespread popularity through Us merits alone. It la the nlv one that is recommended bv doctors. In dorsed by ministers, praised by lawyers and taken ny every man ana woman who values health aud strenztb. TnU snould be born carefully in mind, for some unscrupulous druggist or grocer, because taey csn make more money on Inferior whisky, and that which Is not mdlolnal, try to sell It in place of Duffy s ; Pure Malt. Do not be deceived, but seours that which you know to b the best. J-

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