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BREAK AT SAN DIEGO
Seven of the Cruiser
CHARGES OF CRUELTY.
They Claim First Lieutenant
Sturdy Mistreats the
DENIED BY THE OFFICERS.
The Statement That There Is an
Insufficiency of Food Declared
to Be Unwarranted.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., April 26.-The
funeral of Coxswain Johnson of the
cruiser Olympia yesterday afternoon was
attended by about seventy men, in charge
of one officer from the ship. On the way
out to the cemetery seven sailors suddenly
broke ranks and fled. None were recap
tured, but one of them was seen on the
streets about 11 o'clock this morning. He
had been in hiding all night until that
hour, and was under the impression that
the ship had just sailed. When lie was in
formed that he was wrong, and that the
sailing hour had been changed to this
evening, he at once prepared to get out of
sight again, saying:
"I would rather go to the desert and
starve' than go on board the ship again."
The deserter stated that he was an Amer.
ican and had entered the navy at Detroit.
He had been on four or five different
cruisers, but never had met an experience
like this on the Olympia. The situation
was little short of open mutiny. He
charges all the trouble to the first lieu
tenant and executive officer, E. W. Sturdy,
and says that Captain Reed is chiefly at
fault because he does not interfere with
Sturdy in behalf of the men.. Nearly all
the officers dislike Sturdy more or less,
but, of course, they have not been op
pressed like the men, and their dislike is
therefore less active.
The man's further statement more fully
indicated the gravity of the situation.
From here, the sailor said, it is believed by
the crew the captain sent to Washington a
statement of the condition of affairs, and
asked for orders to return to Mare Island
for the express purpose of holding an in
vestigation and court-martial, it being un
derstood that he preferred that course
rather than to take the responsibility of
removing Sturdy on his own authority.
The officers of the Olympia to-day denied
the reports of the sailors that there was an
insufficiency of food on the ship. They
said the plaints regarding the quantity
or quality of food were entirely unwar
ranted, and that they personally inspect
the food riven to the men. The officers,
as well as the men, regretted that the ship
could not enter the harbor. They ex
plained that Captain Reed was under
or drrs from the Secretary of the Navy to
archor off Coronado, and that the com
mTiiTder bad no discretion in the matter.
The Olympia sailed for San Francisco to-
AGREED BX ALL PARTIES.
11,. Colorado Midland Divorced From the
CHICAGO, 111., April 26.— The Colorado
Midland will soon be divorced from the
Atchison system and inside of ten days it
will be in the hands of separate receivers.
Some time ago the mortgage-holders of the
Colorado Midland applied to the court for
a separate receivership for that line.
Strong objections were made by the Atchi
son road, however, and no action was
taken. The Union Trust Company of New
York, trustees under the Atchison gen
eral mortgage, has now notified the court,
with the concurrence of the joint executive
reorganization committee of the Atchison
and of the receivers, that it makes no ob
jection to the appointment of separate re
ceivers for the Colorado Midland. The
change will probably be made effective on
May 1. No information has been received
as to who will be appointed, as the new ap
pointment will be made in a suit for fore
closure which has recently been com
menced under the first mortgage of the
Colorado Midland Railroad Company.
The arrangement for turning over the
property is by agreement of all parties in
TERRIBLE STORM OF HAIL.
Property Destroyed and an Aged Woman
Frightened to Death.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 26.— A special to
the Republic from Camden, Ark., says: A
terrible hailstorm swept over this portion
of Ouchita County last night. Vegetation
of all kinds was beaten into the ground.
Meager reports from adjoining counties
show that the corn crop is stamped out
and that new planting will be necessary.
The fruit crop is knocked off fully 90 per
An old negro woman named Kaufmann,
who had been in a bad state of health,
was frightened to death by the terrific
noise made. A house was blown down and
two negroes caught in the debris, seriously
HASGED BY WHITECAPS.
Fate of a Disreputable JSegro Who Re-
fused to More.
SPRINGFIELD, Ky., April 26.— George
Ray, a disreputable negro, was hanged
about seven miles from here by whitecaps
last night. Some time ago Ray was taken
from his home and unmercifully whipped
and ordered to leave the country. He paid
no attention to the order, but threatened
a number of prominent men whom he
charged with having a hand in the whip
ping. The officers arrested him yesterday.
His trial was set for to-day. !■; V
Judges of fine cooking never underesti
mate the value of Dr. Price's Baking Pow
der. They know what it can do.
Grant's Birthday Observed.
DES MOINES, lowa, April 26.— General
Grant's birthday was observed here to
night by a banquet under the auspices of
the Grant Club, a Republican organization,
at which nearly 400 guests sat down. The
principal speech was made by Coneress
man Cannon of Illinois. He took strong
ground -against the free coinage of silver
and said the money of the Republican
party was both gold and silver maintained
at parity. *
The Co in.';! i, el; Tunnel.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 26.— The con
trol of the Comstock Tunnel Company
changed hands last night when President
Theodore Sutro sold his stock to Franklin
Leonard and others. President Sutro,
Secretary and Treasurer Otto Loengard,
Julius A. Stersberger, Elisha Dyer Jr. and
Wheaton B. Kunhardt resigned as directors
and were succeeded by Mr. Leonard, Ho
bart Smi^h, H. H. Truman and Gordan
McDonald. Leonard was chosen president
and McDonald treasurer.
AS EDUCATIOSAL CAMPAIGS.
Delegates Appointed to the Convention to
Be Held at Salt Lake.
DENVER, Colo., April 26.— A special to
the News from Santa Fe, N. M., says: In
compliance with a request from Governor
John E. Rickards of Montana, Governor
Thornton to-day nominated three citizens
to represent New Mexico as- delegates at
a conference to be held in Salt Lake City
May 17 next, "for the purpose of perfect
ing an organization for an educational
campaign that will place bimetallic liter
ature in the hands of millions of voters
now ignorant of the merits of the
The delegates are: Antonio Joseph of
Taos County, L. Bradford Prince of Santa
Fe County and John Y. Hewitt of Lincoln
A GEM CAR LIS A THIEF.
After Arrest He Acknoicledges His Em
bezzlement of Funds.
VICTOR, Colo., April 26.— now ap
pears that T. B. Carlin, agent of the Den
ver and Rio Grande Express, gave out the
story of being robbed of $1200 in order to
conceal a misappropriation of funds to
that amount. It was learned that Carlin
had been drinking and gambling heavily
and it is said he acknowledged the short
age to-day after he had been placed under
WILL ANSWER MORTON
Chicago Packers Await the
Completion of the Secre
All Ready to Prove That a Beef Com
bine Does Not and Cannot
CHICAGO, 111., April 26.— Chicago pack
ers will make a statement in relation to
the charges that the present condition of
the beef markets is due to the existence of
a combine. E. J. Martyn, confidential
manager of Armour & Co., who has the
whole subject in charge for that firm, said
the statement would not be made probably
until Secretary Mortion had announced
the results of investigations now being
made by his inspectors at various points.
Mr. Martyn declined to comment on the
interview with Secretary Morton, in which
the Secretary adduces numerous things
which, he says, go a long way to justify
the claim that a beef ring exists.
"We shall wait until the investigation is
concluded," said Mr. Martyn, "and then
we will have something to say. The con
ditions existing in the market for cattle
and dressed beef are strictly natural con
ditions, brought about by the laws of
supply and demand. There is absolutely
nothing artificial in prices. The supply of
cattle this spring is 270,000 head short.
There are no indications of an increase in
the receipts until July, when cattle from
the Northwestern ranges will begin to
Dr. Melvin of the United States Bureau
of Animal Industry at the Union Stock
yards, who was ordered by Secretary Mor
ton to look into the charges made, said he
had forwarded various figures and data to
Washington, which, , he admitted, practi
cally completed his report. Inspector
Dubee has been at the yard several days
pursuing an investigation on his own ac
count. Dr. Melvin, nays Mr. Dubee, is
making simply a regular examination.
The packers, however, of whom Mr. Dubee
has asked numerous questions, believe he
is gathering information on the subject of
a possible beef combine.
The representative of a heavy packing
interest said the agitation against the
packers in the East has resulted in a sharp
falling off in shipments of meat to the
seaboard cities. Many people have either
quit buying beef or have greatly restricted
their purchases. Popular feeling is un
doubtedly excited. The action of the Leg
islatures of numerous States in enactine
laws that practically prohibit the sale of
butterine is an element in the present situ
ation. It is said by packers that a closed
market for butterine makes a difference of
over $1 in the value of a steer. That is to
say. parts of the carcass which were worked
up into oleomargarine are now practically
of no value.
Of Course He Would.
INDIANAPOLIS, Inc.. April Gov
ernor Matthews, asked if he would take the
Democratic nomination for President if it
were offered him, replied: "Of course I
would. So would any citizen. But lam
not a candidate in the sense of seeking the
nomination." The Governor refused to
declare himself for free silver, but said he
would stand by his past record and decla
Drowned During a Storm.
BALTIMORE, Ma, April 26.— A report
comes from Burham's Wharf, Middlesex
County, Va., that during a storm in the
Rappahannock two men, one white and
one colored, were drowned. When the
storm broke a number of canoes sought
safety under the lee of the vessel. The
vessel dragged anchor and the canoes were
cut loose. It was the occupants of these
boats that were drowned.
Magnificent is the progress of Price's
Baking Powder everywhere. No other
powder can compare with it in popularity,
strength and purity.
Minister Kurino Decorated. \
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.— A tel
egram received at the Japanese legation
states that his Imperial Majesty, the Em
peror of Japan, has conferred upon Min
ister Kurino the decoration of the second
class of the Order of the Rising Sun.
This decoration is on account of his servi
ces in the negotiation of the commercial
treaty with the United States. The Rising
Sun is one of the oldest orders in Japan.
Confederate Memorial Day.
MEMPHIS, Term., April 26.— T0-day
was generally observed in Mississippi by
Confederate memorial exercises. At Co
lumbus there was a military parade.
Three thousand people at Vicksburg
listened to addresses and decorated the
graves of the Confederate dead.
Buried by a Sandbank.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 27.— 8y the
caving in of a sandbank on Fleming's
place in Ludlow, Ky., five workmen were
buried. Three have been rescued. One
There is certainly no baking powder so
well known and generally used as the
Royal. Its perfect purity, as well as its
superiority in leavening power, are mat
ters of fact no longer disputed by honest
dealers or makers of other brands. Its
virtues are so well known to every house
keeper that the slanders of the dishonest
makers of the cheaper goods fail to touch it.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1895.
WATCHED BY MINERS
Land - Grabbing Tactics
of Southern Pacific
THE RAPACITY CHECKED.
Mission of William C. Ralston
to the National
HE ENTERS A BIG PROTEST.
Californians Have Cried Out In Vain
Against the Indiscriminate
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.— The
work of protecting California miners
against the rapacity of the Southern Paci
tic land-grabbing agents, begun by Repre
sentative Caminetti, is being prosecuted
earnestly by the California Miners' Asso
ciation. They have a regular agent in
Washington for the purpose of looking
after the interests of the miners of the
State, and now he is re-enforced by the
arrival of William C. Ralston of San Fran
It is alleged by the regular representa
tive of miners in this city that it is next to
impossible for him to receive, any satisfac
tion at the Interior Department when he
goes there to protest against the granting
of mineral lands to railroads, and he
charges, furthermore, that the railroad's
land attorneys here are allowed unusual
privileges. By an order promulgated by
Secretary Hoke Smith, railroad land
agents in the West are constituted judges
of the character of the land selected
(whether mineral or non-mineral), their
affidavits being sufficient.
In vain have California miners protested
against this unfair procedure. Represent
tive Hartman of Montana succeeded in
having a bill passed through Congress
suspending patents to railroads in his State
until the lands had been classified. Rep
resentative Caminetti tried to have the
same law made applicable to California,
but the Nevada and Oregon Senators de
feated his purpose. He was only success
ful in securing a resolution requesting the
Secretary of the Interior to suspend the
issuance of patents until March 4.
After the adjournment of Congress he
remained in Washington for several weeks,
in an attempt to get Secretary Smith to
suspend them until the lands were classi
fied. It was understood that this would be
done, but it seems the miners are yet dis
satisfied, so Mr. Ralston, secretary of the
: Miners' Association, is here to look after
He had rather an interesting and breezy
interview with the Commissioner of the
General Land Office yesterday, and as a
preliminary to further action on the part
of the miners he entered a formal protest
: against the issuance of these patents until
I the Land Commission can be appointed to
properly classify these lands. If the de
i properly decides that lands. If the de
partment decides that it has no power to
appoint such a commission . Mr. Ralston
i will ask that patents be suspended until
j Congress can create one.
STRANGLED THE INFANT
Arrest of a Man Who Killed a
Babe to Hide a Daugh
His Son, Who Is Studying- for the
Ministry, to Ec Taken as an
WHITE HALL, Wis., April 26.-Alvas
Andrus, a farmer living near Osscco, this
county, was brought here to-day, charged
with murdering the infant babe of his
daughter, Mabel Andrus.
The story of the crime, as reported by
the daughter, who made the complaint, is
that on April 28, 1892, when she was but 17
years old, she gave birth to an illegitimate
child at her father's home, and that after
its birth, it is alleged, he took the child
from its mother's side and strangled it to
The body was buried near the barn, and
the father threatened the daughter that
she would be hanged if she ever told of the
Edward Andrus, the eldest son, is now a
student at Lawrence University, at Apple
ton, this State, where he is studying for
the ministry. The Sheriff has gone to ar
rest him as an accessory to his father's
Mangled by a Train.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 26.-On the tres
tle of the St. Louis, Keokuk and North
western Railroad, near Destrehan street
and the river front, to-day, Mrs. Carrie
Wells, a widow, was caught by the train
and mangled into a shapeless mass of flesh.
The six-year-old daughter, Sadie, leaped
from the trestle to the ground and was
Flight of a County Treasurer.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., April 26.-County
Collector George Hall is believed to be en
route to Japan. He was seen at Omaha on
Monday night by a Burlington conductor
and denied identity. The officers are try
ing to have him arrested before sailing.
The shortage of his office will run up to
$80,000 or more, it is reported.
Would you have a perfect treat? Try a
pie or pudding prepared with Dr. Price's
Cremated by Incendiaries.
FRANKFORT, Ky., April 26. -The re
mains of James Yearger, an aged cripple,
and his two children, aged 5 and 9 years,
were taken half cremated from the ruins
of the Fincel block this morning. The fire
is said to have been the work of incen
Death of Rev. Dr. Dinger.
BALTIMORE, Mo., April 26.— Rev. Dr.
F. W. Dinger, a well-known preacher of
the Methodist Episcopal church, died to
day. He was 74 years of age and was
widely known as a writer on religious
Mrs. Parnell May Recover.
BORDENTOWN, N. J., April 26.-Mrs.
Parnell's condition to-night is reported as
much improved and Dr. Shipps has great
hopes of her recovery.
Rich Gold Strike.
SALT LAKE, Utah, April 26.-A special
from Lander, Wyo., to the Tribune says:
The richest gold strike that has been made
during the past two years occurred this
morning on the Anderson property, near
Lewiston. The vein is twenty feet wide,
part of which will run nearly $10,000 per
WEST THROUGH THE TRAP.
A Sheriff's Fall While Executing a Segro
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 26.— The
first legal hanging in Conway County in
twenty-two years occurred at Morrilton at
10 o'clock this morning, when George
Whittaker, colored, paid the death penalty
on the scaffold for the murder of his father
in-law on October 8, 1894. Whittaker died
asserting that the gallows would transfer
his soul to realms of eternal bliss.
In throwing the trap Sheriff White's
foot slipped and he fell through with Whit
taker, breaking his wrist.
Injured by a Falling Floor.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 26.— Laborers
were working on the third tloor of the old
Metropolitan Hotel to-day when the floor
fell and the men were carried with the
debris to the second floor. Seven men were
injured. Michael Egan was hurt internally
and may die.
Off With County Funds.
MONTEZUMA, lowa, April 26.— County
Treasurer C. W. Rowe has disappeared
and with him about $30,000 of the county's
money. He left here last Saturday morn
ing, but nothing wrong was suspected
until to-day. All efforts to locate him
have proved fruitless.
BETRAYED BY THE WIDOW
Potter Eluded Detection Until
He Tried to Secure a
Swindling Operations of the Rascal
Who Personated a Deputy
CHICAGO, 111., April 26.— D. Potter,
who represented himself to be the Assist
ant Postmaster at Denver, and whose
arrest at Jackson, Mich., for swindling
various postmasters throughout the coun
try was given in these dispatches last
night, got along very nicely until he began
to look for a wife. In an evil hour he be
came a patron of a Chicago matrimonial
agency and secured the addresses of sev
eral women who were advertising for hus
bands. One of these was Mrs. Ida Champ
lin, a restaurant-keeper at Jackson, Mich.
Potter went there a week ago and hunted
her up. They talked of matrimony, and
after a few theater visits and moonlight
buggy rides the wedding was set for Sun
In one respect Mr. Potter was sharp.
He made no attempt to swindle the Post
master at Jackson, but he did something
fully as foolish. He went to the postoffice
boldly and inquired about the woman he
was to marry. Secret Service Agent Chris
tian at once got a tip that a man closely re
sembling the much-wanted "Deputy Post
master from Denver" was in Jackson, and
he went there. His first visit was to Mrs.
Champlin. and from what she : said he
satisfied himself the man was Potter. The
latter had taken a short trip out of town
and was not expected to return until yes
terday. When the train arrived Christian
was at the depot with the Chief of Police,
and as Potter stepped l off the car he was
arrested. At first he made a great kick,
but finally admitted his identity and made
no further trouble.
The list of places at which Potter stopped
and made levies of from $10 to $25, begin
ning February 5 until he was caught at
Jackson, is made up solely from com
plaints received by the Chicago postal au
thorities, and as they are coming in every
hour it is likely that he found more vic
tims than the record shows. The record
is: Pekin, -Ottawa, III.; Albion, Lansing,
Wayne, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Harrisburg,
Perm. ; Hagerstown, N. D. : Trenton, N.
J.; Washington Courthouse, Ohio; Ston
ingten, Conn., and Louisville, Ky.
For a long time Inspector Stuart was
baffled by the rapidity with which Potter
traveled about the country. He had his
description accurately, but could get no
trace of his having bought tickets at nny
of the railway stations or scalpers' offices.
When the prisoner's pockets were searched
the secret of his extensive and rapid travel
ing was discovered. His wallet was full of
railroad passes, all in his name, but given
on widely varying accounts.
Potter says he is a railroad man and
served as conductor on the Denver and
Rio Grande. He answers descriptions of
the Potter who was arrested here last fall
on the charge of defrauding John M.
Smythe and other merchants by claiming
to be an Hawaiian Consul. The charge on
which Potter is held is "impersonating an
officer of the Government with intent to
defraud." . The punishment is a fine of
$1000, imprisonment not exceeding three
years, or both, at the discretion of the
court. _ .
What makes a baking powder perfect?
Purity, leavening strength and whole
someness. These are the qualities of Dr.
HAS SO SIGSIFICASCE.
The Debs Case Continued at the Request
of' the Attorney-General.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.— 1t is
stated here that the continuance of the
Debs case has no significance. The Attorney-
General wired the District Attorney at
Chicago to continue the case until the
July term of the court. It is expected that
by that time Judge Grosscup, who is ill,
will have sufficiently recdvered his health
to hear the case. Judge Grosscup heard
the previous case and granted the injunc
tion against Debs. He is particularly fa
miliar with all the questions involved and
for this reason it is preferable to continue
the suits until they can De heard before
Wages of Employes Reduced.
DENVER, Colo., April 25.— The Denver
Consolidated Tramway Company to-day
reduced the wages of all its employes from
22). to 20 cents an hour. The company
promises to pay 25 cents an hour as soon
as business warrants it. There is not likely
to be a strike.
Mrs. Grant in Chicago.
CHICAGO, 111., April 26.— Mrs. U. S.
Grant and daughter, Mrs. Sartoris, arrived
in Chicago to-day to attend the Grant me
morial services at the Auditorium to-mor
row, under the auspices of the Press Club.
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 26.—To
day's statement of the condition of the
Treasury shows: Available cash balance,
$185,393^918: gold reserve. $91,176,251.
The United States Government report
on baking powders shows Royal superior
to all others. It is pure, made from whole
some ingredients, and greatest in leaven
ing strength. . It is the only baking pow
der for /those desiring the finest, most
wholesome food. *..,,,.,.', -.
CAMPOS IS IN CUBA.
Arrival of the Famous
Captain-General at ■
ALL GO TO GREET HIM.
Military Operations Against
the Insurgents to Be
WILL SUBDUE THE REBELLION.
Spain's Soldiers Rely Upon the
Patriotic Support of All
Classes of People.
HAVANA, Cuba, April 26.— Captain-
General Martinez de Campos arrived here
at 9:30 r. m. yesterday. Immediately after
his arrival became known Generals Arde
rius Baraquera, Squero and Molines, with
their aids-de-camp and a number of of
ficers of all grades, delegates from the vari
ous political parties and friends of those
taking part in the reception, went on
Doard the steamer Villaverde in order to
greet De Campos.
The news oi the arrival of the Captain-
General spread rapidly, and immense
crowds soon filled the streets, and on the
principal thoroughfares the national colors
and patriotic emblems were everywhere
After being taken ashore in a felucca the
captain-general went to the palace and im
mediately afterward began giving orders
concerning the conduct of the campaign
against the insurgents.
He says that the rainy season has re
tarded the advance of the troops, but
nevertheless the military operations will
be pushed, as the rebellion must be sub
dued promptly and effectively. He ex
presses the belief that this will soon be
accomplished, adding that he relies upon
the patriotic support of all classes of peo
From 9 o'clock until noon to-day the
captain-general received visits from the
authorities, corporations and societies and
from all others desirous of greeting him.
He will soon leave Havana for the front.
They Collect Tribute by Threatening to
Apply the Torch.
HAVANA, Cuba, April 26.— The insur
gents in the Manzanillo district have
adopted the tactics followed in previous
risings and are levying on the ownership
M plantations for contributions of money
and arms. Threats are made by the in
surgents that if their demands are not
complied with the torch will be applied to
the fields of standing cane and the planta
It is reported here that two negro bands
have risen in Banes, near Gibara, in the
northern part of the province of Santiago
OSLY A SEGRO UPRISISG.
That Is What Benedict Thinks of the
NEW YORK, N. V., April 26.— The
steam yacht Oneida, E. C. Benedict owner,
and De Forest Manice and James Ross
aboard, has returned from a month's cruise
in southern waters. At Havana the party
was arrested and spent half an hour in the
lockup before the necessary explanations
were made. According to Benedict, the
alleged insurrection is simply a negro up
PROTECTIOS IS DEMASDED.
Cubans Seek Better Tariff Laws From the
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 26.-Con
sul-General Williams, at Havana, Cuba,
under date of April 17, sends to the De
partment of State the translation of a tele
gram sent by a committee of the repre
sentative sugar manufacturers, distillers
and merchants of Malanzas to the resident
Spanish Minister at Madrid, petitioning
for the removal of the tariff obstacles to the
entrance of Cuban products 'nto the ports
of the mother country. He inclosed a
reply received from the Minister saying to
the committee that the petitions can be
granted only through legislative action,
and that it was impossible to say when the
Spanish department will be able to delib
erate on the matter.
The petition asks free entrance for sugars
and rum and free entrance and protection
for molasses and tobacco; also for a law
permitting the establishment of banes
with 5 per cent tax on profits for a term of
ten years, so as to attract capital. It also
asks for the immediate promulgation of
the law of agricultural edict now before
Parliament, for a reduction of the import
duty on articles of prime necessity and
machinery so as to cheapen production
and then adds:
"The economic situation of the island is
desperate. Such a terrible economic crisis
has never before been felt. Governments
of countries protect their sugar the same as
Spain protects its home industry, and as
Spaniards we ask protection for Cuba.
Our producers clamor for preferential con
sideration. The situation asked is indis
pensable to save the island from imminent
The dispatch was signed by eight men as
representatives of the assembly.
Only a few moments is needed to prepare
the light and tasty dishes in which Dr.
Price's Baking Powder is used. They are
A General ■ Stepping Up Along the Line
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.— a
result of the promotions of Colonels Bliss
and Coppinger the following promotions
In the infantry will be issued: Lieutenant-
Colonel J. F. Kent of the Eighteenth to be
colonel of the Twenty -fourth ; Lieutenant-
Colonel Ovenshine of the Fifteenth to be
colonel of the Twenty-third ; Major C. M.
Bailey of the Fifteenth to be lieutenant
colonel of the. Eighteenth; Major J. W.
Powell of the Twenty-first to be lieutenant
colonel of the Fifteenth; Captain Charles
Hobart of the Third to be major of the
Fifteenth ; Captain J. M. Coe of the
Twentieth to be major of the Twenty-first,
at present at Plattsburg; Lieutenant J. J.
Breiton of the Twenty-fourth to be captain ;
Lieutenant W. C. Butler of the Third to be
captain, and Lieutenant . J. S. Rogers of
the Twentieth to be captain.
Renewal of a Mail Contract,
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26.— Under
date of April 15,' United States Minister
Baker reports . to the State Department
that W. P. Tisdale, . general agent of the
Pacific Mail Steamship Company, recently
renewed a contract with the Government
of Costa Rica, the last of the Central Ameri
can States. The contract took effect on
March 14, and will expire on April 8, 1898.
It is two years shorter than the contract
with the other republics. The company is
to receive a subsidy of $12,000 (Costa Rica
currency) annually for transporting the
mails and having its steamers touch at
Punta Arenas three times a month, going
north end south. i '•
THE WEST FOIST DETAIL.
Changes Among Officers Stationed There
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26. — A
number of changes have been made in the
detail of officers at the ' West Point Mili
tary Academy. Lieutenant-Colonel Louis
has received his orders relieving him from
duty there as professor of law, and Major
George B. Davis will take his place on
August 20. The following named officers
have been relieved - from duty at the
academy and ordered to join their com
mands: E. D.Smith, Nineteenth Infantry,
and First Lieutenants S. W. Dunning, Six
teenth Infantry; G. F. Barney, Second Ar
tillery; R. L. Hirse, Eleventh Infantry;
G. H. Cameron, Fourth Cavalry; B. A.
Pere, Sixth Infantry George Montgom
ery, Ordnance Department.
The following named officers have been
ordered to the academy: First Lieutenant
Granger Adams, Fifth Artillery, and Sec
ond Lieutenant P. S. Pierce, Sixth Cav
alry; H. M. Reeve, Third Infantry; J. H.
Rice, Third Cavalry; W. M. Cruikshank,
First Artillery, and Robertson Honey,
Fourth Artillery. -- •■,'.';-.
EVICTIONS TO CONTINUE
Agent Beck Will Proceed With
the Forcible Removal of
Enormous Profits of a Land Com-
pany in Subletting the Indian
OMAHA, Nebr., April 26.— special to
the Bee from Lincoln says : The Federal
court has refused to grant the injunction
requested by the Government to restrain
the Flournoy Land Company from issuing
more leases on the Winnebago Reservation
to settlers. This complicates the trouble.
Captain Beck now declares that he will at
once eject all the settlers now on the res
The decision was rendered by Judges
Dundy and Riner, sitting together.
Several months ago an order was issued
restraining the land company from making
any more leases. This injunction was con
tinued until such time as the case could be
heard on its merits. It is said to-night
that the ruling of the Federal court will
not deter Agent Beck from proceeding with
the eviction of the tenants who claim their
farms under the disputed leases.
_>ec_ said to-night that he would at once
evict all settlers. A conflict of authority is
possible. In 1880 speculators began op
erating in these lands under illegal leases
and have continued to do so ever since.
The Flournoy Company leased 57,000 acres
of land and sublet a large portion. It se
cured the land from the Indians for about
20 cents an acre and sublet it from them
for $150 to $2. All these original leases
trom the Indians were clearly illegal and
for years Indian agents have attempted to
break up this system.
In the five injunction cases being
brought the same questions were raised.
The attorneys for the Government asserted
that the Government preferred to proceed
by civil process instead of employing the
military force at its command. All the
Government wanted to do was to enforce
collection of a fair lease and get rid of the
speculators. The Indians were to be per
mitted to lease the lands in accordance
with the established rules of the depart
ment at Washington.
The court's action to-day in refusing to
order the land company and settlers to
vacate its disputed lands makes the trouble
more complicated than before.
OF I\TEREST TO THE COAST.
The Hearst School for Girls Soon to Be
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.— Station
A of the Oakland Postoffice will be removed
to the north side of Seventh street, between
Pine and Wood, and Station C to 951
Samuel E. Dearing has been commis
sioned Postmaster at Ceres, Cal., and Mary
E. Ruyle at South Los Angeles, Cal.
D. F. Travers of San Francisco is at the
Shoreham Hotel; Solomon Morse of Los
Angeles is at the Arlington Hotel.
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California : Original— Garnett S. de Garmo,
Los Angeles; Nelson G. Gill. San Bernar
dino; David D.Whitney, Los Angeles. In
—William R. Marshall, Pasadena;
George F. Dutton, Glendale, Los Angeles
Oregon Original— John Allen, Orting,
Pierce County Jacob Showers, Sidney,
Kitsap County ; Michael Mallett, Palouse,
Whitman County. Original widow—Jo
anna E. McLyman, Tacoma.
The Hearst school for girls, for the erec
tion of which Mrs. Hearst, widow of Sena
tor Hearst, contributed $175,000, will be
built upon plans submitted to the trustees
yesterday by a New York architect. The
school will be one of a group of buildings
to be known as -'Protestant Episcopal
Cathedral." It is understood that the
whole ground will be broken at once and
the foundation laid. The buildings proper
will not be commenced this year. . ; t -
Eternal Vigilance is the price of Liberty.
Also the price of success, i Dr. Price's
Cream Baking Powder holds supremacy
against all competitors.
Lands Must Be Paid For.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.—Secre
tary Smith has decided that lands located
within the boundaries of the Old Crow
Indian reservation in Montana, which, by
an erroneous snrvey were believed to be
outside the boundary of the reservation
and were settled upon in good faith prior
to the opening of the reservation, must
nevertheless be paid for at the rate of $1 50
An Embassador's Recall.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.—
Baron yon Sanerma, the German Embas
sador here, to-day presented his letters of
recall to President Cleveland. He ex
plained that he had been transferred to
another post (Constantinople), and the
President expressed felicitously the regret
he felt at parting from the Embassador.
Explosion in a Coal Pit.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 26.—
explosion occurred .to-day in a coal pit at
Denny, near Sterling, thirty miles from
this place. There were 177 men in the pit.
Thirteen were killed. "
It costs more to make the Royal Baking
Powder because : its ingredients are purer,
but it is more wholesome and goes further
than any other.
FORCE IS REQUIRED
Nicaragua Not Disposed
to Yield to Great
MORE TIME NOT GIVEN.
Offcers Hold Out to Avoid
Being Compelled to
JOHN BULL GREATLY PLEASED.
Tickled at the _« Hands-Off " Policy
of the Grover Cleveland
LONDON, Eng., April 26.— 1n well in
formed English quarters to-day it is de
clared that the British ultimatum to
Nicaragua has not been modified; that
Admiral Stephenson has not been cabled
to extend the time granted Nicaragua
within which to pay the indemnity of
$75,000 demanded by Great Britain, and in
the absence of definite news it is believed
that the admiral has already occupied
Corinto. The belief is also expressed here
that the Nicaraguan Government will not
yield to the demands of Great Britain
until compelled to do so in order to avoid
being forced to resign office.
The Pall Mall Gazette, commenting on
the troubles between Great Britain and
Nicaragua, says that nothing could be
more courteously correct than the attitude
of the United States in the difficulty,, ad
ding: "It is a good omen for a close
understanding upon the China- Japan
question. Our action may be expected to
teach the Spanish-American States that
none of them are too insignificant to be*
have decently to foreigners."
CORISTO IS CLOSED.
British Tars Take Possession of thm
CHICAGO, 111., April 26.— A Times-
Herald special from Colon says : The port of
Corinto. Nicaragua, has been closed. The
three British warships, Royal Arthur,
Satellite and Wild Swan, have declared a
peaceful blockade of the port. A; I;.
Troops were landed shortly after mid
night and took possession of the custom
house. There is great excitement in the
They Make a Show of Resisting the Brit-
NEW YORK, N. V., April 26.— special
to the World from Corinto, Nicaragua,
dated April 26, says: The garrison is drill
ing constantly. The British have not
landed. Artillery has been placed in posi
tion so. as to insure in case of the landing
of an armed British force that the lives
and property of natives and foreigners
shall be respected. The excitement has
General Rivals of Mosquito Coast fame
arrived to-day with 800 soldiers. When
drill-calls Were heard this morning, fol
lowed by lowering boats from the British
warships, all believed that an attack was
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