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VOLUME LXXIV-NO. 87.
ORDERED TO STOP.
Longshoremen Were Put
THEY RAN INTO SALOONS.
And Then Ran Out Again With
Police Superintendent Byrnes'
Men at Their Heels.
New Tcrk, Aug. 25.— Police Superin
tendent Byrnes this morning gave an order
to put a stop to rioting amonfc the shining
longshoremen. A turbulent crowd gathered
at the Mallory line docks, when a h?avy
force of police marched on them. They
did not disperse after due warning, and the
police charged tiieni and drove them ir.to
the saloons of the neighborhood, then out
again and scattered them.
In view of the recent outbreak of the un
employed and assertions of widespread
destitution and starvation tue Commercial
Advertiser has been Investigating the real
condition of affairs and finds they have
been grossly exaggerated by anarchist
agitators. Tba reporters noted as very
significant the scarcity of authenticated
ras<>s of distress when the hou?os of
alleged starving people were visited.
August 23 the paper announced a week
ly donatiou of $100 to be distributed to de
serving applicants. Up to date only two
cases of genuine distress have been found,
and they are not among the east side
workmen. Charitable institutions report
no increase in demands, and the city phy
sicians declare the situation is not any
worse than usual.
PREPARED TO STRIKE.
Trainmen in the .South Can Make a
Nashville, Term.. Aug. 25. — Represen
tatives of the Brotherhood of Engineers,
the Brotherhood of Firemen, Order of
Railroad Conductors, Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen and Switchmen's Mu
tual Aid Association met in this city this
morning to canvass a vote of the members
of each organization taken on the proposi
tion to reduce wages on September 1, re
cently made on th^ Lovisville aud Nash
ville road. The members of each organi
zation voted overwhelmingly against ac
cepting the reduction.
At the afternoon meeting the executive
commitree "was authorized to meet the
company hair way. by asking that a defi
nite time be fixed when the reduction
should cease. The men say that every
branch of the service has been thoroughly
organized and they are prepared for a long
strike unless a com<>roniise is effected.
SOME LITTLE EXCITEMENT.
But/ on the Whole the fliners Are
jfj*?' Keeping Remarkably Quiet.
#21 _TTSBUBG. K«Ds. t Auk. 2.">.— Id spite o_f
Vbe excitement caused by last night's
tight, between negro miners and strikers,
tlirra has been no violence to-day.
W fib, City., Aug. 25.— The striking min
ers here are greatly excited over the result
of the battle last night between the strik
ers and negroes near Pittsburg. A com
pany fifty men was organized to-day
and put through a regular military drill.
They are all armed, and will go to Lltch
field to assist the strikers there on a mo
FOR GRAND LARCENY.
Eastern Bank Officers in a Great
Deal of Trouble.
Kansas City, Ang. 2.}.— Cashier Sattley
was given a preliminary hearing before a
Justice to-day on a charge of grand lar
ceny based upon allegations that be had
received deposits for the Kansas City Safe
Deposit and Savings Bank when he knew
the bank was insolvent. He waived ex
amination, and was held to the Grand
Jury. Upon conclusion of the hearing
more warrants were served upon Sattley,
charging him with grand larceny, nnd he
was released upon bouds of 520.000. Presi
dent Darracb, who is under bonds of
$5000 on a charge of grand larceny. WB3
arrested on three more warrants charging
the same crime, and he was held in bonds
AT RACING SPEED.
Wonderful Performance of Captain
Hanan's Steam Yacht.
New Youk, Aug. 25.— The steam yacht
Embla, built for Captain John H. Hanan
of the New York Yacht; Club by Charles
Seabury & Co., has broken the record for
cruising steam yachts in American waters.
The new record was made on a run down
Long Island Sound between Brentons Reef
lightship and Execution Kock.
The Embla sustained a speed of 20%
etatute miles for four oonsecu'ive hours.
There was a northeast wind and a long
swell was rolling. This is the fastest time
ever made by a cruising steam yarht in
this country and has only been exceeded
by such racing machines as the Vamoose
WANT EASTERN FARMERS.
Alliance Leaders Greatly Pleased at
Their Successful Proselyting.
Mount Gi-.kt.na, Pa., Aur. 25.— Tha na
tlODal encampment of the Farmers' All
iance came to a successful termination
tiiis evening. About 10,000 people were
present at the encampment to-day, while
the total attendance fur the week will
reach nearly 75,000. Tim last meeting of
the encampment was held in tiie main
auditorium this afternoon, where 3000
people assembled to hear speeches on
silver. The Alliance leaders whu have
been here feel much satisfaction at the
impression they have made on the people
of Pennsylvania, and predict that the en
rampment will result in the addition of
many Easteru farmers to their ranks.
AGAINST YELLOW JACK.
There Is a Genuine Scare in the North
Wilmington, Aug. 25.— '1 he Board of
Health of Wilmington met to-dny and de
clared a quarantine against Atlnnta and
Columbus, Ga.. because f ,f the number of
refugees at those places from fever in
SHE WANTED LANDERS.
A Bride With Money Searching for a
Groom in a Cheap Lodging-Hcuse.
Chicago, Anj?. 2.l— Mrs. Mary Sliack
lett of Philadelphia, a handsome woman,
aged 51 years, was lound wandering the
The Morning Call.
streets to-day looking for one J. K. Lan
ders of California, to whom she said she
was to be married. She was well diessed,
wore diamonds and carried considerable
money; but the address at which sne was
lo have met Lander* h a ten-cent lodging
house, and tho police have concluded to
detain her in their care for the present.
FIGHTING IN MEXICO.
Cardenas Men Set a Trap and the
Foe Walked Into it.
Galvestox. Aug. 25. — A special from
Eagla I'ass to the N*wi says: A etartling
report comes from Monolova this morning
of a fight between the two factions in
Coahnil*. The news as received here is
'.hut Cardenas men, seeing a party of
Gaian men approaching near Nadadoris,
;\venty-five miles from Monolova, took a
; commanding position in a canyon.
The Gaian men fell into The trap, and
were exposed to a deadly fire from hidden
foes on every side. They at last hoisted
j the white tlsg and surrendered.
About thirty of Cardenas men were
killed, while their opponents lost fifty
killed and wounded. If this report is cor
roborated, it is the most sanguinary battle
which has yet taken place between the
A large number of representatives of
both lactions went to the depot this
morning to meet General Beyee, but were
disappointed. It is said now that he will
be here to-morrow, and, lurtber, that he
has carte blanche from President Diaz to
settle the existing trouble in Coahuila,
and he will appoint General Ramieres
A report has just reached town that
Colonel Treviuo, with 800 of Cardenas
men, is camped <ro Little River, four miles
south of Piedras Negras. It is said their
mission Here is to meet with General
Beyes to-morrow and have a conference
regarding affairs in Coahuila.
AGAINST THE FRENCH.
| The Rioting in Naples Is Continued,
and Grows Steadily Worse.
Komk, Aug. 25.— The striking cabdrlvers
are still rioting in Naples. Several addi
j tional regiments of troops have been sent
j to that city.
The military has been kept moving from
; district to district to disperse the rioters,
| and wherever soldiers have appeared they
| have been hissed and nooted by the street
I crowds. Several sharp fights in which
! many were injured were reported at 11
IT WAS VERY TAME.
Closing Scenes in the Fight for
Irish Home Rule.
The Struggle Was Postponed and the
Crowd Went Away in Great
Londox, Aug. 25.— The strangers' gal- !
leries in th« House of Commons were i
crowded this evening tn suffocation by i>er- j
I sons eager to witness the last scenes ol the j
i report stage of the horee-rulo bill. The
i proceeding! of the evening were disap
pointingly tame. At 11 o'clock the Speak
■er began to put eighteen Government
| amendments standing in the name of John !
i Morley, Chief Secretary for Ireland. Only
two of the eighteen were challenged by
the opposition, and in each division the
Government's majority was thirty-eight,
i When the amendments were pronounced j
carried, the Liberals and Irish burst oui
, with loud and repeated cheers, and the ;
j opposition remained silent. The Speaker j
I then announced the third reading of the
| home-rule bill for next Wednesday, and !
| the House adjourned.
Harry Farne3S bad his ears pulled to
day in the lobby of the House by Mac-
Neill, Member of Parliament for South
The latter accused Fumes* of being the
author of the extravagant caricature of
him which appeared in this week's Punch.
At a Unionist mass-meeting held at
Otley, Yorkshire, to-day the Duke if
Devonihire arraigned the Government for
j attempting to pass the home-rule bill. He
i said lie would shortly be obliged to a?k
j the House of Lords to reject the measure.
He would then advance three reasons for
throwing out the bill. The first was. the
measure Is irredeemably bad in principles
and details; the second, the bill has not
j undergone the discussion which its import
■ ance demands, and the third, it is not
; known whether the principle and details
i involved will commend themselves to the
j electors. The Duke added that the House
I of Lords must refuse to pass the bill until
• it has been admitted to the calm and de
; liberate opinion of the nation.
It Is Probable the Ax Will Fall on
Washington, Aug. 25. — John C.
Quiun's bead may fall into the basket to
morrow. At any rate it is expected that
he will not continue longer than Monday
Naval officers are speculating as to
whether Secretary Herbert will approve
i the recommendations of the beard ap
pninted to inspect the United States ship
! Hartford, now at Mare I«land. The
: board reports that it will cost about
; 5200.000 for remndPling her hull, $300,000
i for her boilers and engines, an.l prob.iblv
I Sioo.ooo . lore for ordnance. For F.T00.000
! or £400,000 additional an entirely new ves
sel could be constructed, so it is nut con
sidpred likely that the fluding of the board
I will be approved.
The Baltimore will leave New York
soon and sail via the Suez canal for the
A« atic station to relieve the Lancaster,
which vessel, as soon as she completes
tier three years' service there, will be re
turned to Mare Island and Dut out of
Pensions have been granted an follows:
California: Original— Arthur P. .Nelson
of Cojton, San Bernardino County. In
crease—Lewis M. Carver of Oakland, Ala
meda County. Original widows— Minor ot
John T. Waniehek of Altn. Placer County ;
Mary A. Postleton of San Francisco. Mexi
can War survivors— George S. Bryan of
Auburn, Placer County; James M. Smith
of Mount Shasta, Siskivou County.
Washington : Reissue— Archibald Bishop
(dece;>BKl) oi Dayton, Columbia County.
Original widows— Alice li. Bishop of Day
ton, Columbia County.
Daniel C. Morinrty of San Francisco ap
plies at tho Treasury Department for an
appointment as Special Inspector of
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26, 1893.
HILL FOR SILVER.
But He Will Vote for
DEFIANCE TO CLEVELAND.
The Senator From New York Brings
Gloom to Democrats and Joy
Washington, Aug. 25.— The chief in
terest in the Senate to-day centered in the
speech of Senator Hili, who defined his
position on the financial question in an ad
dress of nearly two hours' duration.
Nearly every member of the Senate was
in his seat and was an attentive listener,
and many members of the House crowded
over to hear the distinguished Senator.
The famous phrase, "I am a Democrat,"
which has now become proverbial, was re
called to-day by Hill in his forcible dec
laration on the financial question when,
as usual, he epitomized his silver views in
a single sentence.
"I am a binietallist," said he. "I do
not believe In a ?lngle gold standard or a
J single silver standard ; but Ido beiieve in
, the use of both gold and silver as the stan
dard money of the country and in their
' free coinage in our mint* at a proper ratio
and without discrimination in favor of oue
j or against the other."
There were those, the Senator said, who
i do not wholly agree with the President in
\ his diagnosis of the malady now affectine
i the body politic, and who did not hastily
! join with him in his rosy conclusion that
j n financial millennium is to come the mo
ment the Sherman Irw is removed. There
were some who had giveu the jubject at
tention who believed the cause of the
I present depression was deeper and beyond
j the Sherman bill; that, its foundations
j were laid in the evil hours of is?.;, when
i tne country unwittingly laid aside a finan
cial policy that has been its guide since
the foundation of the Government. The
existing financial disturbance. Hill found,
! was attributable to three distinct causes:
; First— lt was the natural and inevitable
j result of many years of real or fictitious
I prosperity. Second— Some portion of the
i present panic could be traced tn concerted
' ellort on the part of the monometailists
j to produce it in order to discredit >ilver.
Third — No matter what else may have
contributed to the present financial con-
I dition, it could not be denied that the sil
| ver-purchase law had been, at least in parr,
! and possibly most largely, instrumental
in producing the existing complications.
Hill did not believe the simple repeal of
the Sherman law would at onca restore
abundant prosperity, but tint many years
would be required to recover from the
present disturbance. He compared his
own course in declaring for repeal with
the President's course in failing to relar
to it. v itfl this latadny. Had the Sh.ri.-.:.;i
law been re)>ealed at the lasttession or in
the special se*?!on on the sth of March the
United States would have escaped the
j resent panic and precluded the closure of
the Indian minis. An independent, free,
bimetallic coinasie in the United States was
not consistent with the counsels of mone
tary science. While repeal would not
brine a parity, it would facilitate it by
bringing that newfangled monetary tlieory
—gold monometallism, begotten in the em
braces of ignorance with rapacity— at last
to an unequivocal crucial test The per
manent remedy for our financial difficulty
whs to return to that bimetallism tiiat ex
isted prior to 187.1.
Hill favored au increase of the national
bank circulation as proposed in the pend
ing bill. Continuing, he said he regarded
the question of ratio as not timely and as
of tho least consequence, but if changed at
all it should not be enlarged, bur di
minished to I">%, the Latin Union ratio.
The chief sin prise of the speech of Sen
ator Hill was the position he assumed,
minimizing the importance of a revision of
the coinage ratio, and his suggestion that
international bimetallism might be sough:
by holding out an inducement to the
Latin Union countries to recoin at a profit
rather than at a loss gave greater satis
faction to Western free coinage people
than even the most sanguine bad expected
from hist argument.
There was a dead silence in the Senate
when the speaker referred to the state
ments that President Cleveland was at
tempting to lead the country to mono
raeiallisra, and made his comment thereon,
concluding with his defiance to Presiden
tial domination. "I shall refuse." he said,
"to follow in the footsteps of any admin
istration that seems to place the Demo
cratic party in a false position: that seeks
to lead It away from Democratic princi
ples nnd platforms and into the very camp
of the enemy. The President must rely
upon Republican rotes to carry out any
such suicidal policy."
Democratic Senators looked gloomy and
unhappy at this, but a smile of amused
satisfaction covered the faces of the
The speaker did not believe, however,
any such course would he taken by the
President by his own volition, or even un
der the inspiration of indiscreet advisers j
until clearer evidence shall be furnished '
than now exists. He deprecated hasty ac- i
tion in the formation of a definite financial |
plan and predicted the failure of the at- j
tempt to impose n gold standard on India. !
Senator Iliil said that the temporary
relief whicn the country needed at this
hour was the rrompt repeal of the Sher
man law. "We. can discuss our monetary
theories afterward." he went on. "Our
duty now is to stop further silver pur
chases and relieve the almost bankrupt
treasury from the drain of gold out of its
vault«. Let us legislate upon the financial i
question and then return to our homes.
At the regular session next December we
can resume the consideration r>f the estab
lishment of the permanent financial sys
tem required by the necessities of our
great and growing country.
"The goal for which the country should
steadily strive is, first, an international bi
metallism agreement with at least a few
of the leading nations, aDd, if that is ab
solutely impossible of achievement, then
for independent bimetallism at the earliest
moment when the condition of our fiuau
ces and conditions abroad will safely war
Referring to the tariff, the speaker said :
"The Democratic party is pledged to tar.fi
reform, and ii must redeem its pledges,
come what may. The peopie perfectly un
derstood the question last fall, and they
voted with their eyes wide open. Our
course is onward, nod we shall not re
In conclusion Senator Hill said: "No
one, be he n Democrat, Republican or Pop
ulist, should be deterred from voting for
this bill simply because it is hailed as an
administration measure. That furnishes
no argument either for or against it. Mr.
President, this bill is going to pass this
Senate. I believe it. I predict it. There
will be no filibustering upon such
a subject as this. Let our busluess
men wlm are laboring under fearful bur
dens and against great obstacles aud em
barrassment take courage at the prospect.
The present clonds of adversity which so
heavily overhang these dark and gloomy
days will soon pass away aud relief will
Hill closed his speech at 2:15 o'clock,
when there was some slight applause, re
strained by the Vice-President. As soon
as order was restored Stewart took the
floor and addressed the Senate. He de
clared that the bill of the Finance Com
mittee was a hill practically to demonetize
silver. No man should be deceived on
that point. The promise in the bill was
an insult to the intelligence of the Ameri
can people. The people, he said, had
come to the forks of the road where they
had either to use their own money or sub
mit to a system of extortion through the
national banks of the country. The
Sherman act had not been executed
according to its spirit; if it had been, ij
might have done govd. it certainly would
not have done barn. All hat had been
done under it had been to issue $140,000,000
of legal tender notes, which had done much
to sustain the Dullness of the country.
Without it a panic would have happened
At the sugjipstion of Vance unanimous
consent was given that the vote on the Lee
Mantle case Bball be taken at 2 p. m. on
The House Joint resolution, extending to
the territory in the Cherokee outlet the
provisions of the act of May 14, lbi»0. In re
gard to to wti'hip entries, was taken up and
explained. An amendment was rejected
and the joint resolution was passed just as
it came from the House.
After a short executive session the Sen
ate adjourned until Monday.
There is considerable anxiety in Con
gress regarding Yice-PresM-nt Stevenson's
views on the pending silver legislation,
especially as, according to the recent can
vas, it appear?, if the appointed Senators
from the silver States are allowed to take
their seat?, the Sonata will be a tie and
Stevenson will have the casting vote. Be
yond expressing Hip opinion before tiie
-session that it would be a protracted one
the Vice-President refuses to talk. It is
uteed he, being a member of the adminis
tration, will vote for the administration
measure as a matter of course.
SPRINGER MAKES A TALK.
He Is With the Administration
Though It Has Thrown Him Down.
Washington. Aug. 25.— The first un
pleasantness over the silver debate in the
House occurred this morning when Bur
rows of Michigan asked for an extension
'■' Inn tieaa T to " f jrty * rahrLieiTv, J2- *V of
Missouri objected to this, but after some
debate the Speaker acceded to the request.
The Speaker appointed a committee to
represent the House at the proceedings on
the ooe-liundredth anniversary of the lay
ing of tne cornerstone of the Capitol.
The silver debate was then proceeded
with, and Pendleton of Texas and Bowers
of California soeke in favor of free coin
age; Dockery of Missouri and Noon of
Michigan for bimetallism; Cobb of Ala
bama opposed unconditional repeal, Bur
rows of Michigan advocated repeal, op
posed free coinage and laid the blame for
the present financial distress at the door
of the Democratic party, saying that
financial distrust was the result of fears
of manufacturers retarding tariff legisla
tion. He contrasted the condition of the
country as shown in President Harrison's
last message and in President Cleveland's
message to the extra session.
Durborow of Illinois favored repeal. He
was followed by Springer, who began
with a review of existine financial condi
tions and set forth the duty which lny on
Congress to apply the remedy. He de
clared that there were three leading, con
trolling causes of the present conditions—
tariff legislation since the war, the demon
etization of silver io 1873, and silver pur
chases under the authority of the Sher
man act The Treasury ruling in regard
to silver certificates, issued for silver
bullion purchased, made them redeemable
in gold, as it thus was the only way in
which tne Government could make good
its pledge to maintain the parity of gold
Trie fact that silver bullion is held as
collateral for the redemption of silver cer
tificates added nothing to their face value.
That value depended on the pledge of the
maintenance of its parity with gold and
the fact that the certificates were full
legal tender. The demonetization of silver
in 1873 did not destroy silver as much as
the Sherman act. In the sixteen years
from its passage silver had depreciated
24 4-10 per cent ; in three years since the
passage of the Sherman act it had fallen
25 per cent.
The speaker continued, stating that the
President had called Congress in extra
session for the sole purpose of repealing
the purchasing clause of the Sherman act.
Would Congress refuse to comply with
this universal demand till an agreement
has been made to do something else on
some other matter? It was just as reason
able to demand that a tariff bill be in
cluded in the bill for In* repeal of the
Sherniau act as the remonetization of sil
ver. The remonetization of bilver in this
country at a ratio of 16 to 1 would either
biins: the nation down to a gold standard
or advance the price of silver bullion to a
coinage value with the silver dollar. If
the former It would result in a financial j
crisis, compared with which the present j
depression would be as a zephyr to a cv- j
clone. Hundreds of millions of foreign
capital invested in this couutry would be
withdrawn, our credit destroyed, nnd we
would sink to the condition of Mexico,
livlia nn«l China, and we would be thrown
out of harm ny witn the great commer
cial powerß which buy yenrly 8800,- I
000,000 worth of our products. There j
is no ground for the declaration that unless
free coinage is incorporated in this measure
silver would be deserted alike by Congress
and the President. The President's rec
ord is not such as to justify the belief that
lie will prove false to ms pledges. The |
Speaker believed the President and Senate '
alike would join Id keeping the pledges to !
tlie people by an agreement to such aniras
ure for the use of silver as will justify the
expectations of the American people.
March of Illinois opposed the Wilson '
bill and favored free coinage. Compton of }
Maryland jpoke in favor of free and un- (
conditional repeal, and Money of Missis
sippi against repeal. Sickles of New York
spoke for unconditional repeal.
The rules of the House were reported
by Catchings, and, without being read, or
Toe silver debate was resumed and Tay
lor of Indiana spoke for bimetallism.
Breckin ridge of Arkansas referred to the
existing stringency and alarm in the coun
try, and said he would vote for tbe repeal
of the purchasing clause of the Sherman
act. McKae believed the parity between
gold and silver could be maintained by
judicious legislation, and attributed the
present depression to the evils of the Mc-
Kinley tariff law.
Dnlliver advocated the Wilson bill.
Under the present circumstances he would
not dare vote for any expedient suen as
was proposed in the Bland amendment.
But he did not believe that the Sherman
act was the cause of the tronble now
around us. He assigned that trouble to
distrust in industrial minds that under
Democratic rule an industrial revolution
was at hand, and while he had little con
fidence in the remedy proposed he was not
willing to deprive the business community
of such consolation as might come to it
from the application of tlie faith cure.
Sice of Tennessee favored repeal and
Richardson of Connecticut advocated free
I coinage at any ratio.
Simpson of Kansas asked unanimous
| consent for the consideration of a resolu
tion authorizing the Speaker to appoint a
committee of five members to investigate
the allegation that certain banks were not
paying their checks and to inquire into
the conduct of Secretary Carlisle and
Comptroller Eckles in the premises. Tne
I Speaker ruled the resolutiou not in order
and the House took a recess until ß o'clock.
Debate on the silver question will close in
j the House to-morrow.
BYNUM NOT DRUNK.
But Was Any Man in Denver Sober
on That Eventful Night?
Washington, Aug. 25.— At the evening
session of the House Herman (H.) of Ore
gon spoke against the Wilson bill and in
favor of the free coinage of silver, and
Branch (D.) of North Carolina followed in
the same line.
Bynum (D.) of Indiana then took the
floor and replied to Pence's speech of yes
terday. Bynum »;tid that Pence had
turned his back upon the Democratic
party, not for the sake of gettiue pie, but
for the sake of eating crow. He quoted
the speech ma<ie by Pence going back, as
he charged, upon Democratic principles.
Pence retorted that when he made those
remark; he was sober as a Judge.
Bynum then rose to a question of per
sonal privilege and said that yesterday the
gentleman from Colorado jocularly made
a remark which might have been construed
as meaning that he had been entertained
in a manner that unfitted him to make a
speech. Pence knew that he was as sober
as any man in Denver on the nigbt in
Pence disclaimed making any insinua
tion and tbe incident end«a.
McK«ighan i'lnd.) or Nebraska and Do
little (Ii) of Washington approved the
Hulick(R.)of Ohio advocated bimetal
lism and charged the present depression
upon the Democratic party for its attitude
on the tariff. Wagner (K.) or Pennsylvania
suoke in favor ol repeal, and the House at
11 o'clock adjourned.
There Is Said to Be a Steering Com
mittee at Work.
Washington. Aug. 25.— There is a good
deal of compromise talk. It is said a
| stperine committee has made a formal
offer to the silver men for the passage of
the repeal bill, accompanied by a law di
recting the purchase of 300,000.000 ounces
of silver at a specified time, al! purchases
I to close thereafter, and that the silver men
j have the matter under consideration.
AFTER THE BIG GALE.
The Strange Freak of the Waves
of the Sea.
Five Men Washed Overboard From a
Fishing Smack, and Two Washed
JiKW Yoi:k, Aug. 25.— A pilot-bnat ar
riving this afternoon broucht Henry Suze,
a Portuguese seaman, the only survivor of
the crew of five of the schooner Xarra
gansett. Captain Chase, bound from Phil
adelphia to Wareham, Mass., coal laden.
The schooner, lie says, went down yester
day morning off Highlands, and he drifted
about on a spar until pirked ud.
The fishing smack Malinda Wood, which
was towed in to-day, reports that when the
hurricane struck her the foremast was car
ried away and Fir9t Officer Yogau and
four seamen were swept overboard and
tfirpe were drowned. The two survivors
were ba'Uy injured and had to go to the
hospital to-day. They were swept over
board by the same sea that carried away
their three companions, but were carried
back by a returning wave, dashed on the
d'Ck with great violence and washed into
the forecastle, thus escaping with serious
cuts and brnis?s.
A tugboat with eight loaded scows which
went out yesterday got back this afternoon
after a terrible struggle and reports losing
seven of the scows, each containing one
man. Nothing has since been heard of
Portland, Me.. Aug. 25.— The schooner
R. brown, which arrived to-day, reports
having sighted the wreck of the fi«hing
schooner JMaeeie off Clavhpad. There
were three men on board. O:ie was saved,
but in attempting in get the other two on
board they were lost in the heavy sea.
There Is Peace in Samoa.
Washington-, Aug. 25.— 1n view of the
present ponceful condition of affairs in
Samoa Secretary Herbert has decided not
to se:;d a naval vessel to Apia, at least not
for some time to come, to represent the In
terests of the United States in the Sarnoan
France Wants Hay.
Washington, Aug. 25— The D»part
m»nt ol Agriculture has received cable ad
vicei to the effect that the French Govern
ment has determined t<> admit American
forago Into France free of duty.
Cleveland Coming Back.
Washington, Aug. 25. — President
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Policemen Prevent a Jail
WORK OF THREE EX-CONVICTS
Who Were Awaiting Trial for
AN ALAMEDA JAILER ATTACKED.
A Brave Fight Against Odds— The
Cries of a Woman— A Plucky
Oakland, Aug. 25.— A desperate at
tempt was made by a number of prisoners
confined iv the Alameda County Jail, Oak
land, to escape last evening. Ed Gilligan,
the head jailer, was overpowered and
would have been murdered had it not been
for the assistance of three trusties and the
prompt arrival of the police. As it is, the
jailer is considerably bruised and one of
the trusties is minus two teeth, and three
prisoners are In a dark cell suffering from
blows on the head.
The leaders in the sssault were Jimmy
O'Donnell, Lewis Miller and Charles
Phillips, all awaiting trial for burglary.
All three are ex-convicts. Miller and
Phillips have bean up twice before, and
O'Donnell three times. The latter is al
most certain of going up for life.
The jail has two wings that branch off a
long corridor, the right wing, called the
"Grand Jury corridor," being ior prisoners
awaiting trial, the left wing for United
States prisoners and those having been
sentenced. Before entering the corridor,
from where these wings branch, one has
to pass two grated doors.
The second one is usually kept open so
as to allow the trusties access to the dif
ferent parts. The outer door is. of course,
kept locked, and it is at the head of the
steps leading to the street. To the left
npon entering is a room which has been
assigned to Mrs. Martin, who is awaiting
another trial for embezzlement. This room
has a door opening into the inside prison
and the outside hail near the street. I
It was 7:20 o'clock last evening when
Jailor Gilligau, unattended and unarmed,
entered the main corridor carrying a mat
tress. Following custom he locked the
outer door after him, passed to the second
door and turned to the Grand Jury corri
dor. The door leading to this he unlocked
and then took off the padlock, which he
held in his hands.
At this moment three men seized the
door and pulled it open, making a dash at
him. Gilligan, who is tall and heavily
built, was no match for his assailants.
For a few seconds he stood his ground
aDd with the iron padlock rained blows
on the heads of the ex-convicts.
Then, as he was being overpowered, he
da*hed down the steps into the main cor
ridor. For a moment he tried to make a
stand at the second door, but his only
weapon, the padlock, had been broken
frr.m the ring with the force of the blows.
Fearing he would be overpowered, he
threw his keys to a trusty named Gearing,
and the latter, a weak and nimble man,
darted up a flight of stairs.
Relinquishing his hold upon the second
door, GiHigan darted for the first; but he
could not have gained the outside, even If
he had had his keys. He was locked in,
and the men behind him were bent on
At this moment two other trusties
rushed up. One of tnem, Davenport, re
ceived a blow in the face that laid him
low and knocked three teeth down his
Another trusty named Lute, a burly lit
tle fellow, seized ex-Convict O'Donnell
just as the latter was bringing down a
slung shot on the jailer's head. Phillips,
the other assailant, was running ud with
some weights from s<>me scafes, and was
evidently beut upon beating in Giilijjan's
Freed for a moment, the Jailer darted
into Mrs. Martin's room, banged the door
shut and with a poker he found there
made a temporary lock on the inside
As Thiilips saw the jailer escape into
the room he darted back into the corridor
and ran down into the kitchen, where he
secured a caseknife.
Then the three ran to try and dislodge
the jailer and get revenge on the trusties.
All would have soon been over for Trusty
Lute, for one of the men had raised the
knlTe to strike and another had the slung
shot ready when the words "Halt oe ire
fire" rang out, and looking up they saw
the muzzles of two revolvers pushed
through the grating of the front door and
two policemen behind them.
Their opportune arrival can thus be ac
counted for. Jailor Gilligan in his little
place of refuge had pounded on the waste
j pip*, attracting the attention overhead,
; the wife of the assistant jailer. Then he
i called to her, and she raising the window
had screamed, "Murder, jail delivery."
Two policemen were at that moment
bringing in a drunken woman. Hearing
the cries they dropped the prisoner and
rushed to the rescue, arriving in the nick
An alarm was then turned in, more
police arrived and the men were beaten
back, the more desperate ones being put
in dark cells.
Said Fred Lute, a little wiry trusty, who
is serving a term for smuggling Chinese
and opium into the country: "That was
the closest call for my life that I over had
If it had not been for Police Offi
cer Lampins and Special Officer
Dolan getting the drop on that man
Phillies, I wouldn't be here to tell it. It
happened like this: I was standing just
beyond Mr. Giiligan as he wa» put
tinz the key into the lock of
the jury corridor and was not suspect
ing any trouble, when up jumps Jimmy
O'Donnell, Charles Phillips and L*w
Miller. They grabbed the door, and before
Mr. Gilligan could stop them pulled it wide
open. Then they jumped out. Isaw there
was going to be a fight, for O'Donnell
had a slungshot in his right hand. It was
fastened on at his wrist. The three men
cleared the iron doorway at one step and
came down on Mr. Gilllgan like a
cyclone. Mr. Gilligan only hud a
padlock and a bunch of keys to defend
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
j himself with, and the third time he struck
j the fellows the ring broke. O'Donnell
crabbed him and swung the sluugshot to
bring it down on Gillifian's hsad. I
jumped forward just in time to
catch O'Donnell's arm and save the
jailer's life. Then came a general fight,
Gilligan and Trusty Gearing and I being
driven back and through the iron door
that leads into the entrance. Phillips
turned and ran down into the kitclieD,
Kot a knife, and was back in a
second or two. By that time Gilligan
had fought his way into the front hall,
| and, as he didn't have time to get at his
: key to the outside door, he pushed open
; Mrs. Martin's cell door and got imo
her room, shoved the door to and
barricaded it. On»i of the men
tried to kick the door open, but lie could
not manage it, and then they ail three
turned on me, swearing and yelling like
red-hot devils, I tried to back up to
the side of the hall and get under
the stairs, but O'Donnell and Miller were
too quick and caught me.- 'Dash you,'
they hollered, 'we would be out now if it
wasu't for yt v.'and with that they jumped
i on me. and Phillips raised his knife, and
was just In the act of driving it
into my neck when Officer Doran
sung out from outside the front floor,
Drop that knife or I'll put a bullet through
your bend! And sura enough, there be
stood with his pistol leveled on Phil
! lips. Phillips saw that he meant
| business, and dropped the Knife with
■ a curse at me. Then more officers came
J and the front door was unlocked and the
| three men were driven back into their cor-
I ridor at the points of six or eight pistols.
"Those three fellows went back sullenly
enough, I tell you, and looked pretty black
and dangerous, but as it was only D: ran's
pistol that left me here to tell this story."
Trusty Charles I'ipenbnrg is assigned
to kitchen duty at the jail, and at the time
of the outbreak was busy with ordinary
affairs. Ha heard the excitement In
the corridor overhead, and stuck his
nose outside the door just in time
to see the three desperate men running
toward him. lie knew in a minute, he
said, tliat they were making for the kitch
en aud knew they would be after the
I butcher - knives, breadknives ajd the
clever, which, latter instrument, would
be a terrible weapon in the hands of des
perate men. It was no doubt th« inten
tion of the men to arm themselves from
the kitchen, but Pipenburg was prepared
for them and ran in ahead and had the
| knives and cleavers out of the way. They
j were baffled at ihis point securing only a
; casetnife and hastened back up the steps
[ heading 10 the main corridor, where tiiey
| armed themselves with the heavy weights
jon the scales, which stood alongside the
wall. In the corridor they had things
their own way so far as Pipenburg was
concerned, as be did not dare to venture
up after them because of fear for his life.
! Pipenburg says he does not believe It was
I a conspiracy that extended beyond the
J three men, as none of the twanty-one men
|in the ward, besidn the three, made an
i effort to get out.
"Of course they flocked to a grating and
some of them may have stepped outside,"
he said, "but not with the intentiou of
helping the jail-breakers. I am pretty
i certain there was no conspiracy."
At this point of the interview there
arose a deafening clatter from across the
hall. Piienburg said : "That's them now;
they are all iv the dark cell. They have
only one dark cell here, aud we hr.ye to
put them in there. They will keep that
racket up all night. They are all 'dope'
fiends ami will be awake all night through
nervousness. They want a pill."
The clatter grew louder, and out of the
terrific din, way back in a half-lighted
corridor, a voice screamed out, "Say, Gil
ligan, give me a drink of water!"
"That's O'Djnnell now," said the trusty.
"It's a hard ganc in that cell; but they
I don't care. They have all been up before,
I and they knew they would get a long sen
tence at their next trial."
"Did Matheny make any move to get
out?" was asked.
"No; he was sitting back there and
j made no movement."
When tho reporter left at 10 o'clock all
was quiet about the jail. The prisoners
had been locked in their cells and the
trusties were moving about quietly at their
There was nothing to disturb the silence
except the awful din from the three des
peradoes in the dark cell who were beating
and kicking against their prison walls and
howling to any one who would listen.
Jailer Gilligan was still a little nervons
from the thought of his narrow escape,
but he has been through such scenes be-
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