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ALL NOT WITHDRAWN
Japan Will Leave Some
Troops to Guard
WRATH AGAINST RUSSIA.
Reports of Bitter Feeling and
AFTER THE COUNT ITO CABINET.
Members of the Opposition Tempo
rarily Defeated by an Unex
TOKTO, Japan, Nov. 16.— The statement
that Japan intends to immediately with
draw all her troops from Korea has been
semi-oliicialiy denied. There is no ques
tion of withdrawing all the troops. A cer
tain force must be retained in the penin
sula for the protection of th« legation and
consulates, and to assist in preserving
public peace and good order until the
bodies of Korean police and troops, now
being organized and trained according to
Western methods, shall have acquired
competence to discharge that function
without foreign aid. The troops to be
withdrawn are those hitherto employed
for purely military purposes, that is to say,
for preserving the telegraphic and com
missariat lines from Korea to Japan's po
sitions in Manchuria, which positions
being now on the verge of rendition to
China, there ceases to be any occasion for
maintaining communication with them
It is a mistake to imagine, as many
European and American journals do, that
Japan is imbued with bitter wrath against
Russia and is increasing her military and
naval armaments merely for the purpose
of flying at the northern power's throat
as soon as she feels strong enough to do
so. The fact is that, although the inevit
able antagonism between Japan and Rus
sia has been emphasized by the events of
the present year, Russia's conduct has not
offered any strong incitement to Japanese
anger. Japan i« not so unreasonable as to
become enraged because a foreign State
insists upon asserting its manifest inter
ests. If there are any solid reasons for
Japan's objection to a Russian occupation
of Korea, there aie equally solid reasons
for Russia's objection to a Japanese occu
pation of Manchuria. Either contingency
would place a warlike and aggressive peo
ple within striking distance of one of the
other's borders, and both States are mani
festly justified in making every effort to
avert such a danger.
Thus Japan, appreciating Russia's mo
tives, is not exasperated by the course that
the Si. Petersburg statesmen have pur
sued, especially since it has been marked
by perhaps as much courtesy and forbear
ance as was possible under the circum
stances. Germany's action it was that
really exasperated Japan, for no German
interests were directly concerned and the
procedure taken at Berlin meant simph'
that Japan war sacrificed on the altar of
There is considerable political uneasiness
in Japan at present. Now that the conven
tion relating to the rendition of the Liao
tung peninsula has been concluded and
no foreign issues of pressing importance
remain to be immediately settled the oppo
sition find the public more disposed to lis
ten to their arraignment of the Cabinet
Ministers than was recently the case.
Whether the latter in demanding cessions
of Manchurian territory asked for more
than they could hope to retain, or whether
they did not make sufficient efforts to re
tain what they nad asked for, they are cer
tainly open to the charge of having ex
posed the nation to a grievous humiliation
in the hour of victory.
The Ito Cabinet shows a strong disposi
tian to respect this theory Dy retiring from
office, and pourparlers have been for some
time going on with the object of organiz
ing a new Cabinet, in which Count Mats
ukata, who from the first objected to any
demand for territory in Manchuria, and
Count Okuma, the head and front of the
parties opposed to the Government, should
occupy leading places. But just as an ar
rangement seemed to be coming within
sight the situation has been complicated
by an evident resolution on the part of the
strongest political association in the coun
try to throw in its lot with the present
Cabinet. No Japanese statesmen have
ever commanded the avowed support of
an important party in the House of Rep
resentatives, and if the Ito Cabinet, by
remaining in office, can bring about the
inauguration of that very wholesome
feature of constitutional government they
will hesitate to resign their portfolios.
Hence it is impossible at the moment to
predict anything definite. But there is a
general feeling either that a reconstruc
tion of the Cabinet will take place or that
an event will occur hitherto unprecedent
ed, namely, an open coalition between the
Government and a great political party.
The meeting of the Japanese Diet, which
generally occurs in the latter days of
November, will not take place this year
until the 25th of December. The delay is
due to difficulty in preparing Government
bills for military and naval development.
The War Office authorities elaborated at
the outset a programme too extensive to
receive the Government's indorsement
ana the work of recasting involved delay.
Meeting on Christmas day the Diet
will rise almost immediately for the New
Year's recess, but the standing commit
tees will remain in session, and as the law
of the houses provides that the budget
committee shai I present its report within
fifteen days after receiving the draft esti
mates it will be possible for the lower
house to proceed to the debate imme
diately on reassembling (January 10) after
New Year's. The public awaits the issue
of the estimates with great impatience, as
they will show exactly what standard of
military and naval development the Gov
ernment considers to be within the capacity
of the national resources.
The funeral of Prince Kitashirakawa,
colonel of the Imperial Guards, took place
on November 11. It was a very imposing
affair, the cortege requiring nearly an
hour and a half to pass a given point. No
foreigner joined the procession, members
of the foreign corps diplomatique and
other Western friends or acquaintances of
the deceased having proceeded direct to
the cemetery. Field Marshal Viscount
Nozu, who commanded the First Army in
Manchuria after the recall of Marquis
Yamagata, has been appointed command
ant of the guards in succession to the late
The facts that a newspaper has been
started in Peking and that a reform club
has been organised are enthusiastically
referred to as signs that China is at length
awakening from the sleep of centuries.
It is difficult to found any solid hopes on
such tokens. China can never enter the
path of progress until the present admin
istrative system is radically changed, and
that can hardly be so long as the Manchu
dynasty rules. Where the personal inter
ests of every official make for conserv
atism, the chances of reform are small.
It is alleged that the French priests at
Chengtu, having inspected the bodies of
the six men executed nominally for the
anti-Christian riots, found them to be
wretched looking persons who had evi
dently lain a long time in prison, and
must have been originally incarcerated for
some othtr offense. It is plain that if
Chinese officials choose to resort to such
devices there is little to prevent them.
Men lying in prison under sentence of
death can always be carried out and exe
cuted to expiate a crime that they never
If the accounts thus far published be
correct, the plot recently formed to seize
Canton partook of the character of a
genuine reform movement. The ring
leader, Huang, had been for many years
abroad, spending his time in the United
States, in England and in Germany.
Possessed of wealth, social status, and a
wide circle of friends in his native province
of Kuangtung, he was easily able to
foment discontent against the corrupt, un
progressive and incapable eovernment of
his country, and Jbis propaganda found
favor with emigrants returning from
abroad, so that soon a very large number—
3000 men, it is said— were pledged to sup
port his scheme of overthrowing the
The capture of Canton would have
placed the insurgents in an excellent posi
tion to procure arms and ammunition as
well as supplies of money, and, moreover,
numerous accessions to the ranks of the
rebels were expected from among the
literati of the city.
The programme was to start the insur
rection at three points simultaneously in
the north of the province, and when the
troops had thus been drawn off from Can
ton to seize the city. As usual the cer
tainty of reward as an informer compared
with the chance of it as a successful rebel
induced one of the associates to betray the
plot. But it is alleged that only a very
small fraction of the rebels have been
arrested, and at any rate the affair indi
cates that possibly there may arise from
among the Chinese themselves a leader
who, in his position as a usurping sov
ereign, would be compelled to centralize
the administration and thus eliminate
the provincial interests at present fatal to
MUXIiEIt OP KOREA'S QUEEX.
Savage Fer9oily of the Assassins in the
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 29.— The officers
of the steamship Tacoma, which has just
arrived from the Orient after a perilous
trip, give vivid accounts of the facts at
tendant upon the assassination of the
Queen of Korea. It was a cruel murder,
committed under the light of day, and
occurred early m the morning of the Bth
of October. The murder was participated
in by some 200 Korean soldiers with Jap
anese officers, known as "troops of the
This band went to old Prince Tai. Won
Kun and prevailed upon him to accom
pany them to the Palace. Opon arriving
there they were let in by side doors (this
fact proving that there were traitors in
side), while a large number scaled the
walls. A Japanese officer with a small
guard made a feeble attempt to stop the
work of the assassins, but with poor suc
cess. The Palace guards, who should have
been on hand in considerable numbers,
reported only fourteen for action.
A short skirmish resulted^ n ths Palace
falling into the hands of the rebels, who
soon surrounded the Queen's quarters and
entered her apartments, and not being
sure who they were murdering, com
menced the carnage by killing all the
ladies-in-waiting present. The Queen and
her maid were dragged a long distance by
the hair of the head and placed in sacks.
They were then carried to the grove in
the rear of the palace, which is called Deer
Park, where they were murdered and
burned. The soldiers had prepared for
this purpose a pile, on which the bodies
were laid, ana over this was poured a large
quantity of oil. The torch was applied,
the flames shot upward and soon all were
The assassins were methodical in their
plans. Old Prince Tai Won Kun, as he
was in enmity with the Queen, probably
gave the orders. The Queen's mother, on
learning the fate of her daughter, commit
In the massacre some thirty Korean men
and women wera killed.
The Koreans say that this is Japanese
civilization with a vengeance and that it is
the second time these atrocities have taken
place. Count Inouye was considered an
excellent and valuable man Dy a great
many, and should have remained in Korea
during its unsettled state. His successor
is a man of inferior caste.
WAR ON THE INTRUDERS.
Cherokee Legislators Determined
to Shut Out Their Pale
The Sharp Inter-Marriage Bill Con
sidered Another Nail in the
TAHLEQUAH, I. T., Nov. 2D.— The
iSharp inter-marriage bill, passed by the
Cherokee Legislature with only one dis
senting vote in the Senate and live in the
Council, provides for the entire repeal of
the present inter-marriage law and that no
non-citizen shall hereafter be adopted into
the Cherokee tribe by marrying a Chero
kee, Shawnee or Delaware Indian. It also
provides that those who have already be
come bona fide citizens by marriage shall
continue to enjoy all the rights of citizens
under the old law.
This is another nail put in the inclosure
to keep out the white man. The full
bloods, who control both branches of the
Legislature, are trying to close up every
means of entrance; in fact, to put a stone
wall around their territory. It is thought
that Chief Mayes. who is a progressive
half-blood, will veto the bill, but, should
he do so. the fnll-bloods are prepared to
pass it over his veto.
Jn the Muskogee court J. O. Cobb, an in
trader, has sued Mrs. Lynch, a Cherokee
citizen, for $11,000 for rents and damages
on his confiscated property, which the
Cherokee nation, after confiscating, sold to
her. This will be a test case, and if the
Cherokee nation wins it will sound the
death knell of the intruders.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1895.
BEATEN BY REGULARS
Defeat of the Insurgents
in Two Important
FIVE HUNDRED KILLED.
Spanish Batteries Caused Great
Havoc in the Ranks of
REBELS BADLY HANDICAPPED.
It Is Feared That Their Army in the
West Is in a Very Pre
BOSTON. Mass., Nov. 29.— A dispatch to
a morning paper from Santiago de Cuba,
dated the 20th, says:
News has just reached this city of two
large battles fought on the 15th and 16th
inst. near Puerto Principe. A portion of
the insurgent army of the East on its way
to re-enforce the army at present combat
ing with the Spanish advance from the
direction of Havana was surprised by an
equally large body of regulars, mostly cav
alry, who had been scouring the country
for the purpose of putting a stop to the
demolishment of railroad lines and the
alleged terrorizing of the inhabitants of
the sucar plantations. The insurgents
were totally unprepared for the attack.
They rallied immediately and made 'a,
desperate stand in the woods, but the
Spanish batteries soon silenced their fire
and caused them to retreat to the head
quarters of the Eastern Division, near
Santiago de Cuba. The battie on the 16th,
fought near the same spot, proved another
victory for the regulars. A force of insur
gents, numbering about 300, were caught
in a trap by Spanish cavalry and with the
exception of a few, who managed to escape,
killed or captured.
The insurgents' loss in both battles is
stated at nearly 500 men, while a similar
number were taken prisoners. In insur
gent ranks it is feared that the army now
operating in the west at the approach to
Havana is in a very precarious condition,
as each day the Spanish field army is in
creasing in force and some desperate light
ing is expected.
The insurgents are at all points heavily
handicapped by the power of the Spanish
tield batteries, which thus far have caused
more destruction in the insurgent ranks
than from any other cause.
Another dispatch from Havana says that
General Campos has returned to that city
for the purpose of sending re-enforcements
to the front and to confer with the authori
ties. He states that his campaign is pro
gressing rapidly and that he is constantly
forcing the insurgents backward.
The Spanish authorities deny all state
ments that re-enforcements are being
landed for the insurgents. The cordon of
warships has proved very effective and the
filibustering expeditions have kept clear of
MOT CHASED BY THE SPANISH.
Indignant Denials Made by the Crete of
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. , Nov. 29.~United
States Commissioner Bell gave a hearing
to-day to Captain J. H. S. Wiborg, Chief
Mate James P. Peterson and Second Mate
H. J. Johansen of the Danish fruit steamer
Horsa, who were arrested on a warrant
sworn out by Jose Congosia, Spanish. Con
sul in this city, on the charge of carrying
a Cuban filibustering expedition when she
left this port on November!*.
The steward, first assistant engineer and
other witnesses gave testimony that the
Horsa was not boarded by any person after
she cleared the Delaware breakwater until
she reached Port Antonio, Jamaica, and
denied that there were any additions to
the crew of twenty-rive at any time during
the voyage. These replies were brought
about by a series of questions put in
various forms with the object of proving
that a party of Cuban filibusters boarded
the vessel while she was at sea.
John Matsen, a sailor, and Henry Col
thorst, the third cook, augmented their
testimony by declarations that the IIor.«:i
was not chased by a Spanish gunboat off
the coast of Cuba, as was chronicled. This
important point was brought out by Cap
tain Kerr, counsel ' for the defendants.
Captain Kerr ihen attempted to show that
an effort had been made to bribe Colthorst
on behalf of the Spanish authorities in
this case, and the witness went so far as to
make an aflirmative reply, but the ex
aminer ruled out this testimony on the
ground of irrelevancy.
Commissioner Bell refused to place the
defendants' witnesses under bail, as the
District Attorney requested, but held the
witness, Arnston, under $400 bail and con
tinued the case uutilMonday, December 16.
The defendants were held in $1000 bail
each. It was agreed that in the event of
the Horsa not having returned from Port
Antonio by the 10th prox., the case
would be continued day by day until the
NEW YORK, N. V.. Nov. 29.— A cipher
cablegram received to-day in this city by
Enrique Trujillo, editor of the Cuban
newspaper, El Porvenor, announces the
safe arrival near Santiago de Cuba of a
small expedition of twelve men under
leader Mariano Torres, coming from Ja
maica. The expedition arrived on -the
19th inst. carrying 60,000 cartridges and
XOTHIAG TO VO WITH SPAIX.
Arrested the Captain and Mate of a JVor-
WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 20.—War
rants sworn out to-day by the Spanish
Consul, Jose Congesta, were served late
this afternoon at the yards cf the llarlan
& Hollingsworth Company by Deputy
United States Marshal Hughea. They
were against Frederick Svance, captain,
and Ragnan Christiansen, first officer of
the Norwegian steamer Leon. The men
were found on the wharf. When the war
rants, signed by Congesta as complainant,
were read, Captain Svance pointed to the
boat and said: "What have I to do with
Spain? This is a Norwegian vessel."
The two officers, accompanied by Super
intendent Benson of the ship-building
firm, were taken to the Federal building,
where they were arraigned before United
States Commissioner Smith, charged with
violating the neutrality laws under section
5286 of the Federal statutes. They pleaded
not guilty and Captain Benson went their
security for their appearance at noon to
morrow. The accused men expressed a
wish to have their case transferred to Phil
adelphiaand the question will be settled
to-morrow. No levy was made upon the
steamer and she was not searched.
RIGID ECOXOMV IX ORDER.
The Republican J'rograintne Prohibits
linvisn , Expenditures . .
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29.-Rigid econ
omy in public expenditures will be the Re
publican programme for next winter. ; Mr.
Reed , has impressed this necessity. upon a
number of the older members whom he
honors with his confidence. This does not
mean that a "cheese-paring" policy will be
adopted, or that great public works now in
process of construction - will be discon
tinued in order to reduce appropriations.
But it does mean that not a dollar wiil be
It means, too, that no money will-be
voted for public buildings except where
urgent necessity exists. It is also under
stood to mean that the River and Harbor
Committee will be so constituted as to re
duce those appropriations to : the lowest
point consistent with the needs of the
Mr. Reed has not, so far aa can be
learned, formulated any policy with re
spect to tariff or financial legislation. Not
only he, but the other Republican leaders
in the House, are disposed to await the
President's message before deciding what
course the party shall pursue upon this
and other questions of National import
C ATTAIN HEATjY DETACHED.
The Veteran Revenue Officer Xo Longer
Commands the Rear*
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 29.—Secre
tary Carlisle to-day detached Captain
Michael Healy from the command of the
revenue cutter Bear, and placed him on
waiting orders. Captain Healy is in poor
health, and unless he improves it is not
probable that he will again be assigned to
Second Lieutenant Chester M. White of
the Bear, who recently forwarded his
resignation to the Treasury Department
by telegraph, arrived here on Wednesday,
and, after an interview with Assistant Sec
retary Hanilin, withdrew his resignation.
Lieutenant White was then detached from
the Bear and has been ordered to report
at the Boston station for duty. Lieuten
ant White has not withdrawn his charges
against Captain Healy, and bo far Cap
tain Healy's answer has not been received
TO CARE FOR THE LEPERS
Surgeon • General Wyman Asks
for a National
If Congress Carries Out His Wishes
the Establishment Will Be on
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 29.-Sur
geon-General Wyman of the United States
Marine Hospital has made a report to Sec
retary Carlisle which will soon be made
public. He recommends that Congress
pass an appropriation for a National hos
pital for lepers. He does not recommend
any amount of money nor any particular
location, but if Congress carries out his
wishes the hospital will be on the Pacific
Coast, and in all probability near San
The recommendations of Dr. Wyman
are in line with an address he madeonthis
subject in "Washington some months ago
before the Congress of American Physi
cians and Surgeons. In 1889 a circular
was issued bythe Surgeon-General forbid
ding the entry of any vessel unless a cer
tificate was shown that the vessel had no
lepers aboard. Dr. Wyman said in his ad
dress that the immigration law of the
United States providing for medical in
spection of immigrants forbids the landing
of immigrants afflicted with loathsome or
contagious diseases, and furnished an ad
ditional protection against importation of
cases of leprosy. These laws and regula
tions have in a measure at least been effec
"I am informed by the sanitary in
spector stationed at Havana," he says,
"that several persons afflicted with leprosy
desiring to immigrate to Florida have
been debarred from so doing by reason of
these restrictions. National control of
leprosy within the United States has been
frequently advocated, particularly by
State and municipal boards of health
when finding such cases upon their hands
and desirous of being relieved of their
care. The arguments for such control, of
course, are based UDon the presumption
of contagiousness of the disease (even
though moderately contagious) and upon
the claim that where no segregation of
cases or no supervision of cases not
colonized is enforced the disease gradually
increases in prevalence, and that where
segregation or colonization; has been en
forced the disease has been made to dis
appear. One reason alleged for a National
establishment is the fact that in some
States the disease is of so rare occurrence
that the erection of a special hospital or
place of confinement for lepers is scarcely
justified, and it is desirable, therefore,
that there should be established an asylum
to which any of the States might send
these unusual but highly objectionable
Captain liasartt Itying.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 29.— A very
unfavorable change is reported this even
ing in the condition of Captain Isaac Bas
sett, the venerable doorkeeper of the
United States Senate, who has been con
fined to his bed by a serious illness for a
long period. There are crave fears that
he cannot survive the night.
Contracts for Gunboats.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 29.—Con
tracts for the construction of two gunboats
awarded to the Union Iron Works of San
Francisco, were signed at the Navy De
partment to-day, Irving M. Scott repre
senting the company.
Contract for a Lightship.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 29.— The
contract for the building of lightship 67
was to-day awarded to J. F. Sterin of Port
land. Or.,'at $69,700.
3IOLOXET IJsT AFIEIt TILE TRUST.
Gas Stock Sold on a Jtumor That He Was
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 29.— Attorney-
General Moloney, who has been ill at the
Leland Hotel here for a week, was able to
come to nis Chicago office to-day, and
while there announced that the reorgani
zation plan of the Chicago gas trust was
given him at his hotel last Wednesday.
The Attorney-General said :
"I have not examined the document
closely, and b6yond reading it I have
given the contents no consideration. I
cannot say now whether the plan will be
acceptable to me. It will have to confoi*n
strictly to the laws of Illinois against such
After a brief stay at his office, Mr.
Moloney left for Ottawa, where he will re
main until he has entirely recovered his
health. News came to the btock Exchange
to-day that Wall street was selling Chicago
eas on a report that Attorney-General
Moloney was dangerously ill.
General Colborne Head,
LONDON, Ehg.', Nov. 29.— The death is
announced at Honiton of General Col
borne. He first saw service in the Cana
dian rebellion of 1838.
MERCUR GOLD STRIKE
Vast Fields of Ore Found
Around the Utah
WILD RUSH FOR CLAIMS.
A Yellow-Streaked Lode That
Promises to Yield Many
UNLIMITED IN QUANTITY.
It Surpasses in Richness and Scope the
Famous South African
SALT LAKE, Utah, Nov. 29.— Recent
discoveries of vast gold fields have been
made at Mercur, about sixty-rive miles
south of Salt Lake City, which give every
indication of making that place not only
the largest and richest gold mining camp
in America, but in the world. For about
two years only one property has been
operated, and that by tne Mercur Gold
Mining and Milling Company, and in that
period it has paid dividends of over $000,000.
It now appears that the valley for many
miles in every direction contains ore
equally as rich or richer than the Mercur
Company's property. Within a very short
period, a district of seven by three miles
has been almost entirely taken up, and
fully 1000 miners and prospectors are at
work. Three new mills have been started,
and are now operating even more profit
ably than the original one. New discover
ies are being made daily, and there is great
excitement. The extent of the surface in
which the ore is found appears to be prac
tically unlimited, and the stock of numer
ous companies which have been recently
incorporated is eagerly sought for at from
50 cents to $2 a share.
Captain ac Lamar, ihe multi-millionaire,
recently obtained an option to purchase
the properties of the Mercur Company for
$1,500,000. The option runs until January
6, and there is scarcely a doubt but that he
will take it up.
The ore is of a character different from
any other gold ore in the world. It bears
some resemblance to quartz, and is being
treated by an adapted cyanide process. It
is medium grade, running from $12 to $14
to the ton, although in spots it runs as
high as $200, but the quantity of it seems
to be practically unlimited.
English experts who have thoroughly
examined the ground say that in richness
and scope this field is greater than those of
South Africa. Pay ore is found at a depth
of 200 feet.
OF INTEREST TO THE COAST.
Representative McLachlan Will Introduce a
Bill to Improve San Pedro
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov.
sentative McLachlan is the only member
of the California delegation who got in on
the ground floor of the House organization.
He went to the McDowell headquarters
yesterday and signified his intention of
voting for the combination. It is said that
Mr. McLachlan will be allowed to name
one subordinate officer, although he was
rather late in getting into the ring. The
other California members will, it is be
lieved, support General Henderson for
whatever position he wants, but Mr. Hen
derson has not much chance to win any
thing against the "combine."
Representative McLachlan will* intro
duce a bill appropriating $300,000 for im
proving San Pedro harbor. He prefers San
Pedro to Santa Monica as a deep harbor
site. It is expected that the Southern Pa
cific will continue its fight against San Pe
dro and in favor of Santa Monica, its own
The clerk at the Hotel Normandie says
Huntington is expected here to-morrow.
This is sooner than he was expected to ar
rive, as he contemplated a trip into Mex
ico when he left San Francisco.
Among bills to be introduced in Congress
on Monday will be one by Grove Johnson,
restricting immigration. He has another
providing the manner of naturalizing aliens
and one appointing Government engineers
to report on needed improvements for the
Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and
their tributaries. Mr. Johnson's bill will
not name any specific sum of money, but
after the engineers make their report he
will try to secure enough money, in addi
tion to the $130,000 already available, to
make the entire sum a half million dollars
in round numbers.
Representative McLachlan wants about
$.>GO,OOO for Los Angeles public buildings
enlargement, and Mr. Johnson will ask for
about 1250,000 for San Jose.
Mr. Hilborn will also introduce his bill
for a public building at Oakland.
Charles Barh.im of Santa Rosa, who is
here, will act as his father's secretary.
J. W. R. Conrad was to-day appointed
postmaster at Paynes Creek, Tehama
County, Cal., vice P. M. Anderson, re
Representative Hermann of Oregon an
nounces that one of his chief efforts this
winter will be directed toward securing the
construction of the Nicaragua Canal by the
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California: Original— Owen Prunty, San
Francisco; Thomas McGuillin, San Jose.
Increase— William Roberts, Azusa; Wil
liam Phair, Yolo. Original widows—Ad
elaide Clark, Oakdale.
GOIXG TO SICE COJtBETT.
Stuart Hopes to Arrange a light for
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Nov. 29,-Dan Stuart
arrived here from Dallas, Tex., to-day en
route to New York.
'•I shall personally see Corbett," said
Stuart, "and urge him to agree to meet
Fitzsimmons. The latter has conceded
everything to Corbett. I carry with me
articles of agreement signed by Fitzsim
mons, with the understanding that Cor
bett can make any reasonable changes.
Corbett is further given the right to choose
the referee, all the Fitzsimmons party
asks being* that a man well known in the
sporting world be named. If Corbett does
happen to refuse to meet Fitzsimmons,
Maher will be accommodated. "
Won by Santa Jiarbara.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Nov. 29.—
The Santa Barbara baseball nine to-day
defeated the Ventura boys badly on the
diamond, scoring 25 to 4. The two teams
parted upon the most amicable terms, the
home club giving a banquet with sixty
covers to the visitors.
Withdrawals of Gold.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 29.-The
sum of $1,250,000, gold, was withdrawn
from the sub-treasury for export to Europe
to-morrow. Of this amount $750,000 was
in coin and $500,000 iv bars. It is stated
that L. you Ho If max' & Co. frill bold
$500,000 of the $1,000,000 which they in
tend shipping to-morrow. It is also
rumored that one or more linns may with
draw $1,000,000 early to-morrow for ship
ment by the European steamers which do
not sail until a late hour. The sum of
$90,000 was deposited in the sub-treasury
SPECULATION IX COLORADO.
Much Money Changing Hands in the
'Purchase of Stocks.
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 29.— The Denver
Mining Exchange was wild to-day and
stocks made advances, some rushing up at
great advances over \Vednesday's quota
tions. The broker complained that the up
ward tendency of cheap stocks was not war
ranted and already they predict an early
smash. It was impossible to till buying
orders because of this unexpected advance,
and in some stocks offers in advance of
the quotations failed to bring the sellers
Dividend-paying stocks are now held for
an expected sKyrocket rise. Many holders
of cheap stocks are turning their money
only to reinvest. It is the demand for
stocks which causes this advance in prices
and not the reports from the mines. The
sales reported on the Denver Mining Ex
change amounted to $1,280,000. The three
Colorado Springs exchanges agereitated
$1,200,000, Pueblo $88,000 and Cripple Creek
$1,000,000. The Denver Real-estate Ex
change will open for mining stocks on
Monday. A dozen new mining companies
were incorporated to-day to operate in
Cripple Creek. The capitalizations range
from one to one and a half million dollars.
Miners on a Strike.
DENISON, Tex., Nov. 29. — Intelli
gence was received to-day to the effect that
the miners in Indian Territory will strike.
They number all told 10,000. The old
scale of prices is demanded. It is more
than likely that a general strike will take
place, as the various mining companies
cannot afford to pay more than they are
General Jordon't Funeral.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 29—The
funeral of the late General E. Jordon took
place this morning at St. Francis Xavier
Church. The ceremonies, in accordance
with the wishes of the general, were with
out pomp or show. The great church was
filled by friends.
Failure of a Georgia Bank.
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 29.— The Chatta
nooche National Bank of Columbus, Ga.,
one of the oldest institutions of the kind
in the South, failed to open its doors this
morning. The bank was heavily interested
in tne Chattanooche Brewery, which baa
been ordered^ sold to satisfy creditors. H.
P. Epping is president of the bank.
As to Kzeta's Latest Scheme.
SAN SALVADOR, Nov. 29.— Inquiries
were made to-day respecting the rumors
that a new conspiracy to favor Antonio
Ezeta had been discovered with an at
tempt to seize one of the Pacific Mail
steamers, but nothing could be verified.
Here, in Government circles, the rumors
are ridiculed as preposterous. Steamship
men laugh at Ezeta and say this is another
of his ridiculous schemes. The Govern
ment has ordered the arrest of General
Figeroa, who is now uniting all the mal
contents under his tlag.
Death of Count Taafe.
VIENNA, Aistria, Nov. 29.— Count Ed
ward Taafe, formerly Prime Minister of
Austria. died this morning on his estate at
Eliachau, in Bohemia. He had been ill
for several months with heart affection
and subsequently pyremia.
To Settle a Kig Strike.
GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 29.— A con
ference lias been arranged between the
Clyde shipbuilders and their striking or
locked-out employes, and it is thought
that there is now a prospect of a settlement
of the trouble.
A MILITARY INQUIRY.
A Special Commission Investigating the
A flairs of the Nationals.
Companies C and G, better known as the
Nationals, of the First Infantry Regiment
are being investigated by the order of Gov
ernor fiudd. Tnese companies are the
oldest military organizations in the City
and their armory on Ellis street, near Polk,
is elegantly furnished.
Naturally the other military companies
are jealous, and from time to time rumors
have been set afloat concerning the manner
in which the companies spent their appro
Complaints on these lines reached the
Governor, who was not sorry to order an
investigation, as he had been told that the
Nationals had worked against him in
politics. During the past fourteen years
the Nationals have received $40,000
from the State. The investigating
commission is composed of Lieutenant-
Colonel Fisher of the Governor's staff,
Lieutenant-Colonel Stone of General Di
mond's staff, Major Jansen of the First
Infantry and Major Duboce of General
The board is instructed to ascertain
how this $40,000 has been dis
bursed and whether or not in the
proper direction. So far the inquiry,
which was besun Wednesday evening, has
not been productive of startling develop
ments. The captains of both companies
say they can account for every cent, and
are not in the least worried over the in
A Wise Minister.
The potentate was plainly agitated.
"My couriers," said lie in angry tones to
his Minister of War, "inform me that all
is in readiness to squelch the rebels who
have dared to question our authority, and
yet I rind you delaying the advance. If I
thought there were any treachery "
"Have patience, O brother of the sun
and boss of the moon," replied the Minis
ter in the tone of one who was sure of his
ground. "We are but waiting for them to
get out a set of postage stamps, which we
will rush in and seize, and by the sale of
them pay the whole expense "of the war."
"Verily," said the admiring monarch,
"thou hast a head like a tack." — Indian
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HIS SKELETON FOUND.
The Garments Inclosing It Are
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NO EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY.
Persons Suspected of Having Killed the
Rancher Are Exonerated by
PORTLAND, Ok., Nov. 29.— After nine
years the mystery surrounding the disap
pearance of Andrew Beamish, from his
ranch near Getchell, in Snohomish
County, has been cleared by the finding of
his skeleton in the forest about two miles
from his house. The discovery was made
by a rancher named Trajack, a few days
ago, while he was cutting a trail through
the woods to Lake Cassidy.
Trajack struck the skull first and
thought it was a stone. On closer investi
gation he found that it was a skeleton,
which had long since been stripped of its
flesh. The clothing, protected by the fall
of leave?, was in a better state of preserva*
tion than might have been supposed. An
examination of the clothing and effects
satisfied the dead man's widow, now Mrs.
Jackson, that the remains were beyond
doubt those of her former husband. She
recognized the coat, which was lined with
red flannel, and also two pocket-books, a
comb and a watch. The money found on
the body consisted of a $20 gold piece, two
silver dollars, two halves and three 10-cent
pieces. The watch had stopped at 6:50
Beamish was a man of 53 years of age,
and left home about 3 o'clock on the after
noon of September 14, 1886, leaving his
wife and three children. That was the last
seen of him. It was believed that he had
been foully dealt with, and the marriage
of his widow a short time afterward to a
man named Roder or Rody, living near by,
created much unfavorable comment. This
man was not long afterward arrested and
placed in jail at Snohomish on a charge of
attacking one of the daughters of Beamish.
While in jail he committed suicide by
hanging himself, but he left a statement
implicating two women in the mysterious
disappearance of Beamish.
A close examination of the skeleton by
the Coroner and others failed to reveal any
evidence of assault or wounds, and the
neighbors are fully satisfied that the
widow of Beamish is exonerated from the
unjust suspicion that had been cast upon
her. As the widow of both Beamish and
Roder, she came into possession of both
their claims, and subsequeutly married a
Mr. Jackson, with whom she is now living.
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rnorninc and has continued through the
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