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VOLUME LXXIX.— NO. 14.
MAY FIGHT A DUEL
Congressman Boatner and
Editor Hearsey After
BOTH KUN NEWSPAPERS.
An Interesting Controversy That
Led Up to a Great
VERY CUTTING COMMENTS MADE
" Liar and Scoundrel " Hurled at the
Statesman, and Now Some Shoot
ing Is Expected.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13.— A special
dispatch to the Recorder says:
There are good prospects of a duel be
tween Congressman Charles J. Boatner of
the Fifth District and Major H. J. Hearsey,
editor of the Daily States, an afternoon
paper in this city. Mr. Boatner is opposed
to the fenomination of Governor Foster.
The States supports it. Mr. Boatner
owns and runs a newspaper in Monroe
called the Evening New?, in which he has
been attackine Governor Foster very
The States took up the cudgels in behalf
of the Governor, and accused the Con
gressman of flopping so many times for
and against Foster that it was hard to tell
bow he stood anyway.
Tbe Evening News retorted by saying
that the States had secured its contract for
the city printing by fraud, and it was in
the hope of retaining this that it was sup
The States called the Congressman a
liar and several other names, and the lat
ter rejoined in kind, and also wrote a letter
to the editor saying, that in the course of
time he would take occasion to demand a
This afternoon the States came out with
a leading editorial headed "C. J. Boatner
— Liar, Scoundrel."
The article created a sensation and there
were rumors afloat that Mr. Boatner had
reached town in anticipation of the article
and would take immediate steps to secure
satisfaction. He could not be located to
RECEIVED STOLEN BODIES.
Arrest of the Dean and a Member of the
Faculty of the Kansas Medical
TOPEKA, Kaks., Dec. 13.— S. A. John
son, janitor of the medical college, charged
with body-snatching, to-day appeared in
Judge Ferris' court for preliminary hear
ing, but the case was postponed until
It was current rumor to-day that one of
the sixty-two students of the college had
made a confession implicating several
members of the faculty. The County At
torney would neither confirm nor deny the
rumor, but admitted that he had obtained
evidence sufficient to secure other arrests.
To-night Dr. J. E. Minney, dean of the
Kansas Medical College, and Dr. M. R.
Mitchell of the faculty were arrested on a
charge of receiving bodies stolen from the
cemeteries. They weie released on bonds.
Joseph G. Waters, attorney for the men
whoi-e wives' craves were desecrated, says
that he will to-morrow file damage suits
against the collepe officials and students.
The A. O. U. W. lodges are raising
money to assist in the prosecution of the
proposed criminal and civil suits. Two of
the men whose wives' bodies were stolen
belong to that order.
AN ALDERMAN FATALLY SHOT.
Sam Dubois of Omaha the Victim of an
Inebriated and Brutal Brother-
OMAHA, Nebb., Dec. 13.— Sam Dubois,
who was last month elected one of the
Aldermen-at-iarge, was shot and fatally
injured this evening by bis brother-in-law,
Hoover had been abusing a sister of Mrs.
Dubois for several days, and there had
been frequent quarrels on the subject.
This afternoon when Dubois came home
Le found the sister in tears as the result
of the insults of Hoover, who had been
drinking heavily. Dubois then threw
Hoover out of the house.
This evening Hoover suddenly appeared
in a shop where Dubois was standing, and
fired two shots. Both took effect, and the
physicians say that Dubois will die in a
few hours. He made an ante-mortem
statement to the County Attorney, which
that official refuses to divulge until the
IST A. PREMATURE EXPLOSION.
tour Men Killed and as Many More Are
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 13.— A dispatch
from Knoxville, Term., to the Constitution
says: A premature explosion of powder
and dynamite at La Folette, Campbell
County, yesterday afternoon killed four
men, and fonr others may have died by
the explosion. The bodies of four men
have been recovered and four are still
The dead are: Neal Dabney, John Webb,
Andrew Bates and one Price.
LOST A SHAME IN THE MINE.
Ineffectual Suit of a Coloradan Who
"Grub- Staked" a Prospector.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 13.—
A mining suit involving over $500,000 was
decided in Judge Hunt's court here to-day.
In 1891 J. D. O'Hair "grub- staked"
James Burns to locate claims at Cripple
Creek. Among the properties located is
the new famous bonanza Portland.
O'llair claimed a third interest in Burns'
share in that mine, but tbe court de
cided the agreement between Burns and
The San Francisco Call.
O'Hairvoid, as either party had the right
to declare it null, and further decided that
O'Hair's delay in bringing action to re
cover bars him from any right to sue.
The Portland ia now producing $100,000
gold every month.
BRUTAL DEED OF A BRICKLAYER.
Becoming Enraged by a Fretful Babe He
Tore the Infant's Flesh With
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. IS.— Henry
Hawkins, a bricklayer, who is drunk and
out of employment most of the time, lives
with his wife, to whom he has been mar
ried about three months, and a family of
stepchildren. The youngest of the step
children is Bertha Rathbuin,a bright babe
of 10 months.
On Tuesday night the family went to
bed earlier than usual. Hawkins took the
baby, Bertha, to bed with him. The little
one was tretlnl and began crying. The
Stepfather became enraged and with the
brutality of a demon he bit the breast of
the baby in a dozen places, mating great
raw spots and leaving the indentures of
his teeth. Not satisfied with this he
pinched the little one's sides with his big
hands until the blood spurted out and the
flesh was nearly severed frum the body.
It is thought that the brute would have
literally chewed the child to death had not
its mother and 19-year-old brother res
cued it from his fiendish grasp.
Dr. S. H. Anderson was summoned and
feared at first that the child would die
from its wounds. The attention of the
Humane Society was called to the case and
Hawkins was lodged in jail in default of
SCOFF AT SUPERSTITION
An Irish Dinner Enjoyed by the
Thirteen Club of New
Guests Walked Under a Stepladder and
Promptly Upset the Salt-
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13.— The Thir
teen Club sat down to an Irish dinner to
night at 8:13 o'clock in the dining-rooms
of the Stevens House. The meal was
served by Lansing Roake of the hotel be
cause his name contains thirteen letters.
There were five tables, at each of which
sat thirteen diners, while at an overflow
table sat Captain William Flower, the
founder of the club and its custodian.
On entering the dining-hall every mem
ber was compelled to walk under a step
ladder, and as he sat down and lifted his
napkin from the table he upset his salt
cellar. Colonel Fred C. Hamilton, the
club's chief ruler, presided. Citizen
George Francis Train was on his right.
After the covers were removed a social
time was enjoyed, during which songs
were sung and speeches made. Citizen
Train, who as usual on such occasions was
bedecked with an immense bouquet aud
wearing a broad red sash, made the prin
cipal address in "the brogue."
DjyAMITE USED IX JAIL.
Prisoner* Explode a Large Quantity, but
Fail to Escape.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Dec. 13.— At 6:30
o'clock this evening a desperate attempt
at jail breaking was made by the prisoners
in the county jail. James Conway, alias
Conners, alias Secklo, alias Secsloran, and
John Rogers sawed an iron railing which
joined the south wall of the jail, charged
it with dynamite and then ignited the
fuse. The explosion was terrific, being
heard about & mile away. After the ex
plosion they snatched up the iron pipe and
began beating against the wall, as the
dynamite failed to do its work. None of
the prisoners escaped. The damage to the
jail will be very heavy.
VEX EZ L ELAN R E VOL UTIOX.
Forces and Anns Taken on the Steamer
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13. — The
Venezuelan revolutionary party in this
city received a cipher cablegram to-day
which announced the landing of the
steamer Classmate, which left this port on
December 1 on a filibustering expedition
On board the Classmate were General
Domingo Monagas, who is to be the head
of the revolutionary forces, and General R.
Cebellos, one of General Monagas' staff.
A large quantity of arms and ammuni
tion was also landed.
They were taken ashore December 10.
General Jose Amparan will now be re
lieved of command of the army of the
East by General Monagas. This is tne
most important branch of the army.
Ilf HOXOR OF THVRMAX.
Ohio State Officer* Will Attend the JFune-
ral in a Body.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 13.— There will
be a general suspension of business here
to-morrow, as a mark of respect to ex-Sen
ator Thurman, whose funeral occurs at 1
All the courts, Federal, State and
county, adjourned this afternoon till Mon
day, and public officers generally gave
notice that their offices would be closed
The State officers met in the office of
Governor McKinley this evening and ap
f»i)inted a committee to draft suitable reso
utions and resolved to attend the funeral
in a body.
McKeiffhan Seriously 111.
LINCOLN. Nebr., Dec. 13.— There is no
doubt that ex-Congressman W. A. Mc-
Keighan of Red Cloud is critically ill in
Hastings, where he went on a visit last
week. Governor Hoieomb went to see
him last night and reports his condition
serious. McKeighan was one of the most
intelligent Populists in Congress. He was
elected in 1890 and re-electe<i in 1892. Last
year he was defeated in a close fight by W.
fe. Andrews of Hastings.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13.— The
Herald's special from Washington says:
The Republican Steering Committee has
practically completed its list of committees
for the reorganization of the Senate, and
wiil report to tbe Republican caucus Mon
day. Among the chairmanships are:
Coast Defenses, Squire; Fisheries, Perkins;
Pacific .Railroads, Stewart.
Damaged by Fire.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 13.— A fire broke
out this morning in the top floor of the
workshops of Guiterman Bros.' clothing
establishment. Corner of Filth and Sibley
streets, and quietly communicated to two
large establishments adjoining. Loss,
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1895.
CAUSED A BIG SCARE.
Fright Followed the Firing
of Two Revolver
ALL CHRISTIANS FLED.
An Incident Showing the High
Tension of Feeling at
ARMENIANS BEGAN TO ESCAPE.
The Fear Extended Even to English
Women, Who Sought Safety in
CONSTANTINOPLE. Tubkey. Dec. 13.—
ALEXANDER W. TERRELL, "UNITED STATES MINISTER TO TURKEY, WHO DEMANDS FROM THE PORTE PROTEC
TION FOR AMERICANS IN ARMENIA.
The details of the scare here and at Galata
and Pera yesterday illustrate the tension
of public feeling. One of the two Arme
nians who started the panic by engaging
in a street brawl discharged a revolver at
his opponent. The Christians within
hearing of the shot immediately surmised
that another massacre had commenced,
and shops in the vicinity of the disturb
ance were closed with astounding rapidity.
The alarm spread and * the people, rilled
with a vague terror, rushed aimlessly
hither and thither.
The streets soon furnished a scene of in
credible confusion, hundreds of people
MAP OF CONSTANTINOPLE, SHOWING NUMEROUS FORTIFICATIONS AND ROUTE OF WARSHIPS TO THE CAPITAL
OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. . ... 1
making ther way as fast as possible to
ward Galata and Pera ; on the northern
side of the Golden Horn.
The dwellers in these suburbs, seeing
the fugitives wildly stampeding, either
joined in the flight, making for the open
country, or barricaded themselves strong
ly within their houses and shops. The
Armenian porters, who were working
about the streets as usual, hastily dropped
their loads, and, with terror k depicted on
tneir fac«js, tied, as they thought, for their
A number of English ladies were af
fected by the fear that had seized upon all
the Christians, and fled from their places
of residence to tne British embassy,
where they claimed the protection of the
Fifty Armenians sought and were given
shelter in the residence of Hon. M. H.
Herbert, the Sheriff of the British em
bassy. As soon as the authorities heard
of the trouble, and that was almost imme
diately, many troops were summoned to
the Yildiz .Palace. The officials acted
promptly and well. Tne police were well
handled and cavalry and infantry were de
tailed 10 patrol the streets. The panic
lasted for some time, and then subsided
almost as quickly as it had started.
A characteristic official report was issued
later, which attempted to minimize the
affair. It ascribed the troubles to Ar
menians telling the crowd that was
attracted by the revolver shot that tho
Mussulmans were going to loot the shops
because of the arrival of the British and
LONDON, Exg.. Dec. 13.— The represen
tative of the United Press in Constanti
nople telegraphing under yesterday's date
says that a number of Turks on Wednes
day night broke into an Armenian
church at Hissar, near Robert College, and
stole all the silver vessels and ornaments.
SLAUGHTERED IX PRISOX.
Tale of an Armenian in Reference to
Cruelty of the Turk*.
LONDON. Eng., Dec. 13.— The Daily News
f Continued on Third Page.}
CLEVELAND IS LOST
Duck-Hunting Party of the
President Cut Off by
WHERE IS THE VIOLET?
The Tender Was to Have Left
Hatteras, but Whether It
Did So Is Not Known.
FURIOUS SWEEP OF THE WINDS.
Gales Rage Over the North Carolina
Sound, and Telegraph Wires
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 13. — President
Cleveland and his party have succeeded
to-day in thoroughly losing themselves to
the outside world, for no one knows where
he is at present.
The Violet was to have left Hatteras to
day, but whether she did so or not is not
known, for a gale has been raging over the
North Carolina sounds, and the wires be
tween Kitty Hawk and Hatteras are down.
At Kitty Hawk the wind blew at the
rate of sixty-eight miles an hour, and was
probably much heavier at Hatteras. No
vessels have arrived from North Carolina
waters, and it is the opinion of sailing
masters that the Violet could not have
made the run up Pamlico Sound under the
heavy winds prevailing.
Another obstacle prevents the Presi
dent's return. The water in the Albemarle
and Chesapeake canal, through which the
Violet must pass on her way to Norfolk,
now measures only five and a half feet,
the lowest ever known in that connecting
link between Virginia and North Carolina.
It is probable that the Presidential party
will have to go to Elizabeth City, N. 0.,
and come to Norfolk by rail. The storm
around Hatteras is the worst so far this
CLASSED AS "FAKIRS."
Socialist Workmen Pay Their Respects to
Knijihts of Labor.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13.— The large
hall at Cooper Union was filled with So
cialists to-night. A meeting was held un
der the auspices of the Social Labor party.
It was opened by Charles Franz, who
said that it was held as a reception to the
more progressive delegates of the conven
tion being held at Madison-square Garden,
and for the purpose of bringing about an
understanding between the Social Labor
party and the trades unionists.
The meeting was presided over by W. L.
Brower, who made a short speech, in
which he criticized the "fakirs," as he
called them, who were in control of the
Knights of Labor. He said that the work
ingmen had little to hope for in the con
vention of the American Federation of
Lucien Sanial spoke discouragingly of
the convention, and referred to Samuel
Gompers as a pompous nonentity. He ad
vocated the Belgian system of reorgani
zation, which brings about the amalgama
tion of Socialists and trades unionists.
He spoke encouragingly of the Socialistic
condition in France. He concluded by
Baying that a situation more distressing
than that occasioned by the Chicago strike
UPROAR IN THE CHAMBER
Stormy Scene Growing Out of
Gallenda's Charge Against
Italian Statesmen Make Little Progress
in Investigating the Rome
ROME, Italy, Dec. 13.— 1n the course of
debate in the Chamber of Deputies to-day
on the report of the Parliamentary commit
tee investigating the charges against ex-
Premier Giolitti of having stolen the
documents that were abstracted from tbe
Banca Romana and taken to the Ministry
of the Interior, while Giolitti was at the
head of that department, the ex-Premier
contended that the charges were not de
vised in the public interest, but had been
formulated and brought forward solely for
the political ends. He defied his accusers
to produce proof that he had been actuated
in the matter of the Banca Romana or the
prosecution of SignorTanlongo, the Gover
nor of that institution, by personal inter
Signor Gallenda, Minister of Justice, in
replying, alluded to the magistracy in
terms which cast doubt upon their integ
rity and judicial fairness.
In an instant there was tremendous
uproar in the Chamber, amid which could
be heard cries of protest from all sides.
The din drowned the Minister's voice and
he was compelled to stop. The excitement
increased beyond the power of the Presi
dent to control, whereupon^all of the other
Ministers walked out of the Chamber,
leaving Signor Gallenda the sole repre
sentative of tbe Government in the house.
The uproar was so violent and protracted
that the proceedings of the Chamber were
When the sittinor was resumed Signor
Cavalotti, the Radical leader, declared that
the Chamber ought to deal with Prime
Minister Crispi in the same measures it
might adopt against Signor Giolitti. The
supporters of Signor Giolitti maintained
the necessity of a direct inquiry into the
matter by. the Chamber, or failing there,
that the ex-Prime Minister be sent to the
High Court of Justice.
The Government supporters agreed that
it would be dangerou3 in the present situa
tion to awaken political bitterness by pro
longing the inquiry in the High Court. A
majority of the Chamber .finally voted
that there was no cause for sending Signor
Giolitti before the High Court. This de
cision is tantamount to squashing the
ST. JOHNS, N. F., Dec. 13.— Reports of
yesterday's storm show widespread de
vastation. The whole coast was swept.
Full details will not be received for some
days yet. The steamer Ulnnda from Liver
pool arrived here to-day. She encountered
the most frightful weather ever experi
enced by any of her officers. It was feared
that she would never survive.
Artist Hardie Divorced.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec 13.^C.
M. Hardie, an artist, has obtained a di
vorce from his wife, Mary Hardie, an
American, who confessed infidelity. Mrs.
Hardies maiden name was Lewis. Hardie
emphatically denied the intimation of the
counsel that he had received money from
corespondents other than Pounds, the
tenor upon condition that they should
not be called into the case.
Rich Mines in Argentine,
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13. — The
Herald has a telegram from Buenos Ayres,
Argentina, stating that great excitement
has been created here by the discovery of
rich gold deposits near Mendoza. The
gold assays 35 ounces to the ton.
Chinese Resume Possession.
LONDON, Esq., Dec. 13.— The Globe
publishes a dispatch furnished by the news
agency saying the Chinese officials resumed
possession of Port Arthur December 12,
General Sum. on behalf of China, taking
over the station from the Japanese officers.
itnn It oxen a Fishing Smack.
LONDON, Esq., Dec. 13.— The coasting
steamer Harrington ran down the fishing
smack Ugan twenty miles off Whitby this
morning. Ten of the Ugan's crew were
drowned and only one saved by the Har
When Parliament Will Meet.
LONDON, Exg., L>ec. 13.— The Official
Gazette contains a notice summoning Par
liament to mept on February 11.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FLIGHT OF MR. BUDD.
The Governor Declines to
Go Upon a Junket to
CONFIDES IN FRIENDS.
He Fears That Flint Might Oust
Jeter Should He Leave
ANXIOUS AS TO THE OUTCOME.
The Executive Afraid That His Ap.
pointment of Millard's Successor
Will Not Stand.
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 13.— Governor
Budd will not go to Washington during
the session of Congress in the interest of
the Government building and river appro
priation bills for this city, introduced in
the House of Representatives on the 3d
inst. by Congressman Grove L. Johnson.
In fact, it is doubtful if the chief executive
will leave the confines of the State until
after the meeting of the next Legislature.
It is not because he does not desire to
lend his influence at Washington in favor
of these appropriations, but because he is
afraid the friends of President Thomas
Flint of the State Senate will steal a march
on him in his absence and unseat his ap
pointee, Mr. Jeter, presumed to be the Lieu
tenant-Governor of California.
During the present week and just
previous to the Governor's departure for
Sacramento he confided in a friend hera
that he was very doubtful of the legality
of his appointment of Mr. Jeter as the
successor of Lieutenant-Governor Millard.
The Governor was dissatisfied with the
situation, and, if his conversation was not
misinterpreted, he believed that Mr. Flint
would have very little trouble in ousting
Mr. Jeter. Mr. Budd believed that in any
event the matter will go to the Supreme
Court, but until it does he will not consider
Mr. Jeter's position safe.
Concerning the probable decision of the
Supreme Court en the matter, the Gov
ernor is not satisfied that his position will
be sustained, but he will in the meantime
contend that he has acted with full au
thority in the matter. There has been
much inquiry as to why the Governor did
not start for Washington, inasmuch as it
was known that the ladies of the Commer
cial Association annex would cheerfully
bear the financial burder of the trip.
When the reasons for the Governor'sjeem
ing lack of interest in the matter became
a topic of discussion, the matter was
quietly smoothed over by his friends with
out divulging the information which the
Governor had communicated to them.
In the meantime the subject of a mass
meeting has been industriously discussed,
and the Governor cheerfullyneonsented to
become one of the speakers at the gath
The conversation containing these state
ments was quite lengthy, and Governor
Budd's doubts of his ability to leave the
State were expressed in much stronger
language than in these sentences. It is
now well known among the Governor's
close personal friends in this city that he
is very apprehensive that he has repeated
his course in the San Francisco Police Com
mission matter, and there is little doubt
but that he would cheerfully retire Mr.
Jeter if it were possible to do so with due
credit to himself and his friends.
As the matter now stands, Governor
Budd is in the State as the watchman of
Mr. Jeter's interests, and while he would
like to have the matter tested in the
Supreme Court, he is not in a position to
test a case of his own making. "When the
Legislature meets, Mr. Jeter will pretend
to assume the duties of his position, with
out asking the consent of any court, but
should the Supreme Court in the mean
time have the matter in band, Mr. Jeter's
interests will be defended by the ablest at
torneys obtainable by the administration
While little has been said on the matter,
there is no doubt that the San Benito
County legislator is a source of much ap
prehension to Mr. Budd. The highest
hopes of the administration forces at the
present time are to secure the power to
make up the various committees in the
next Legislature, and with Mr. Jeter in the
position he now holds he would contribute
largely to that end. Nothing would add
so much to the contentment of the Gov-
ernor at present as to know that Jeter
would be retained.
IHIBTY-OyX Mil ILIUSGS SUHXED.
A Town in Florida Almost Wiped Out by
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 13.-The
town of Titusville, in Brevard County, was
nearly wiped out by fire this morning. The
fire originated in Hamberg's store in the
business center of the town, and before it
was got under control thirty-one build
ings were destroyed. A man named
O'Brien entered a burning building to se
cure $18 which he had left in his room. He
was so bauly burned that he died in a
short while. The total loss is estimated
at $100,000, partially covered by insurance.
SCORED FEDERAL OFFICERS.
Dr. McAllister's Hot Shot at the Refortn
BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 13.— The Na
tional Reform convention adjourned sine
die to-night. The day was devoted by the
delegates to a discussion of temperance
reform. Rev. Dr. McAllister of Alle^bany,
Pa., aroused considerable interest when be
scored Secretary of the Treasury Carlisle,
Commissioner Stump of the United States
Immigration Bureau and the other United
States Government officials who permitted
a saloon to be operated on Ellis Island.
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