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VOLUME LXXIV-NO. 154.
THE WOMAN IN IT.
Story of the Latest Army
Tragedy.
CAPTAIN HEDBERG WAS OLD.
And His Wife Was Young and
Very Beautiful.
CHIVALROUS LIEUTENANT MANEY
What Could the Husband Have Said
That Proceed the Alleged
Lover to Murder ?
Fort Sherioak, 111., Cct 31.— For the
third time in the last two years this army
■'■■■■ post contains the remains of a soldier shot
vdead by a comrade. The last tragedy, tbe
tilling of Captain Alfred Hedberg of Com
.. pany I, Fifteenth Infantry, by Quarter
master Maney, is the most sensational, not
only from the causes which are said to lie
; back of the murder, but from the rank of
;' the two men. Tbe other two murders
: . ...only involved privates.
.; : Captain Hedberg was 55 years old, and
';■ ..-• while not at all popular with either his su
.: perior officers or his subordinates In rank,
was well known in army circles. To-day
'; he lies dead in his home, while his youth
-1... ful wife weeps in an adjoining rocm. Tbe
: Quartermaster, a dashing yonng lieuten
ent aDd a graduate of West Point, is con
. fined to his quarters under military arrest.
At tbe Coroner's Inquest to-day Alfred
Troget, a private, was the first witness.
He said: "I saw Captain Hedberg and
■Quartermaster Maney standing near the
Blables, and lrom their loud talk I thought
they were quarreling. Maney had his
pistol in his hand, and as I was in the
V: direct line of fire I moved out of range.
■'- Finally Hedberg struck the quartermaster
. fn the face and Maney dropped his pistol
to an angle and fired, fiedberg fell and
: .died shortly afterward."
Private Johnson gave the game testi
mony, substantially. He said that Maney
was flourishing the revolver in Hedberg's
face before he fired.
Herman Bartel swore that both men
were enraged and called each other vile
! names. Maney kicked the captain, Bartel
eaid, before Hedberg struck at him.
The Coroner and the jurors who inter
rogated the witnesses were careful not to
inquire what has caused the quarrel.
"There is a woman in tbe case," said
Coroner Knight, "and it is not likely that
the soldiers would know anything about
Lionel Eitel testified that he saw Captain
search his pocketa as though
Jcicrkrpg for something, presumably a
. .: weapon". '"Sr- t wt.. Eft I
/the witness, "Captain Hedberg took a step
: .;Tt>ack and said: ' You have done it now.'
: .Twice he repeated the words and then
tried to walk away, but fell down before
.. . fie bad gone a dozen paces."
Ttifc Coroner's jury returned a verdict
late this afternoon that deceased came to
his death by a wound inflicted by Lieu
tenant Maney. Nobody was blamed.
; . The funeral of the dead captain will take
place to-morrow.
Maney will be tried by the civil authori
ties. At the examination the lieutenant
avowed that the tragedy was the result of a
quarrel between Captain Hedberg and
himself which took place a month ago. He
«aid that there had been a dispute as to
calciminins the basement and that Captain
jiedberg had at that time threatened to
6hoot him.
The brother officers of the two men are
unwilling to talk of the affair, but they
. hintthat it is the Innate chivalry of Lieu
tenant Maney which leads him to make
, : §Hen an explanation. lie is said to shrink
from drnggingan innecent woman into the
. . case. The woman, Mrs. Hedberg, is quite
beautiful and twenty years younger than
her husband. It is said that Hedberg was
inordinately jealous of Maney and sus
pected him of too intimate relation with
his wife, and people who are acquainted
>wlth the circumstances believe it is impos
sible that so serious a quarrel could have
arisen out of so slight a cause aS that given
.by Maney.
..' In 1881 Mrs. Hedberg. then Jennie Rob
bins, was one of San Francisco's belles,
. beautilu! and especially accomplished as a
musician. She had many admirers. She
possessed a magnificent soprano voice and
■ for many years was the leading soprano
. of St. John's Presbyterian Church, popu
\; larly known then as Dr. Scott's. Mrs.
Hedberg at that time lived across the bay
fiom San Francisco, in Berkeley. Cap
tain Hedberg eloped with Miss Robbins
and the couple went to Washington.wbere
in the society of the capital they soon be
came widely and favorably known. After
.".-■ a few years in Washington Captain Hed
■.'-'.berg's duties took him to some lonely
frontier posts In Dakota ana Montana, and
there his wife, who was undoubtedly
; greatly attached to him, was his constant
companion in all the hardships that army
;men's wives are often called on to endure.
|Mrs. Hedberg's mother, who afterward
became somewhat reconciled to the mar
riage, still. resides in California.
BURST THE BOX.
:'. ;=: A Score of Persons Injured at a Tar
n,.■-',"": : - many Ratification fleeting.
■ ' \\[. . -New York, Oct. 31.— During the prog
. .ress of a Tammany ratification meeting to
■. '-■■ jp^ght the fireworks were set off in the
■■ißtreet. The iron-lined box in which the
; /pyrotechnics had been delivered was placed
■• .■ «ver a big bomb before it exploded and the
■ Jbtix was blown into fragments, which
;:i .scattered in every direction, injuring
'■■' .*K ar 'y a score of persons and shattering
• ".'doors and windows in the vicinity. Of
;.:; the injured Mrs. Donovan is not expected
:.tp lrve, and her husband is crippled for
.•-••life-. '
f TRICKED BY A SERGEANT.
A Crank Who Went to the Wrong
• -..•;•: Place to Make a Raise.
New York, Oct. 31.-Sergeant Fagan of
the East Tturty-fifui-street station was be
• • hind his desk this morning, when a wild
.. looking man eu'ered and in a fierce voice
: : -demanded SSOCO. Seeing that be had a
•crank to contend with and in order to gain
time, Faean invited the man into the
waiting-room, where the two sat talking
'until Patrolman John Rose entered.
; .' •*! owe tbia man $5000," Fagan said.
The Morning Call.
"Officer, take him down to tbe bank and
see that he gets it."
The crank joyfully followed Rose, but
as soon as he came in sight of Yorkvllle
Police Court he realized that a trick had
been played upon him and refused to enter
the building. A rough and tumble fight
resulted, the policeman being victorious,
and the fellow was put in the prtsouere'
pen.
Mongolia Andrews, the man arrested
yesterday in the office of Edwin Gould, was
remanded to jail to-day pending an ex
amination as to his sanity. His words and
actions while in court were such tbat
every one present wns convinced tbat he
was insane.
COAST GOSSIP.
Distinguished Visitors From Callfor-
nia in the Capital City.
Washington, Oct. 31.— Senator Perkins'
son, George £. Perkins of San Luis Obispo
i"; iintv. is here with bis wife.
Mrs. Hearst, widow of the late Senator
IJparst, is here.
Postoffices have been established at
Koclin, Kern County, with Charles Koehn
as Postmaster, and at Pebble, Siskiyou
County, with Ambrose F. George as Post
master.
Major Pope. United States army, will
proceed to Ansel Island. Cal., and report
in person to the commanding officer of
that post for duty, relieving Captain Wil
liam R. Hall, assistant surgeon. Captain
Hall, on baine relieved by Major Pope, will
report in person to the commanding gen
eral of the Department of California for
duty as attending surgeon at the head
quarters of that department. He will also
assume the duties of examiner of recruits
at San Francisco.
A postof&ce has been established at
Marvel. San Bernardino County, special
from Goffs, with Edgar H. Leibey as Post
master.
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California: Original— Henry H. IJime
baugn of $au Diego; John West of the
National Military Home at Los Angel6s;
Thomas Stafford of tbe National Military
Home at Los Angeles; John Batiste La
harge of Stockton, Joseph Bont of
Los Aneeles, Mexican war survivor. In
crease—Thomas Enroughty of Santa
Barbara; William Andrews of North
Bloomfield, Nevada; Michael Dervans
of Los Angeles, Cal. ; Stephen A. Mas
tin of the Veterans' Home, Napa. Reissue
and increase — Joseph S. Kern of
San Francisco. Original widows — Ma
tilda W. Phillips of Chico and Mary
Brothers of Angels Camp. Mexican
War survivors: Increase— William Thomas
Cates of the Yeierans' Home. Napa; Philip
Boersch of the Veterans' Home, Napa;
William L. Copeland of Sonoma.
Pacific Coast patents granted: Califor
nia—Augustus S. Cooper of Santa Bar
bara, apparatus for purifying asphalt;
Charles S. Hamlln of Los Angeles, as
signees of one-half to A. C. Harper of
University, sheet metal piper; David C.
McGregor of East Oakland, brake mechan
ism; Jasper S. Morton of Los Angeles,
fly trap; William S. O'Brien of San Fran
cisco, chair: Eugene F. Peck of Napa.
miakur apparatus : Stephen A.-R'chards ff .
Fresno, dresser for boots or shoes. Ore
gon— Ernest Beirini of Portland, corn
holding'and delivering device; Isaac 1 W.
Cabill and L. A. Dickiuson of Salem, hop
carriage. Nevada— Thomaß C. O'Donnell
of Winnemucca, car-coupling. Washing
ton—Gilbert Hunt of Walla Walla, bag
holder; Charles G. Ingalls of ColviHe, tools
for removing the hands of timepieces.
IS A BIG WAR NOW.
Spanish Troops in Morocco Sur
rounded by Moors.
It Is No Longer Concealed That
Their Situation Is a Very
Grave One.
Madrid, Oct. 31.— The steamship Africa
from Melilla arrived at Malaga to-day and
brought the information that General
Ortega had succeeded in relieving the gar
risons at Nostro Gordo and Cabrerizas. The
Moors continue to make desultory attacks
upon the Spanish lines. They are busily
at work constructing trenches and have
advanced to within 600 yards of the Spanish
fortifications, in spite of the fire of the
forts which is continuously directed upon
them. It is thought that the Moors will
make another attack on the Spanish
forces before the re-enforcing troops arrive
there, as it was noticed when the Africa
sailed that detachments of Moor 3 were
continually artiving to re-euforce the
already immense horde of native troops
surrounding the Spaniards.
The soldiers at Fort Camalos are in the
worst position, as being most exposed to
Arab attack. It is no longer denied that
the Arabs and Moors around Melilla are
now besieging the Spaniards, and that the
latter have all they can do to hold their
own. Every day which elapses without
the arrival of reinforcements increases the
gravity of the situation and trill force
Spain to send more and more men to the
front if she desires to drive those fighting
tribesmen from the hills.
A later dispatch just received bere from
Melilla has caused quite a commotion.
The exact facts in connection with the
dispatch have not been made public, but
enough is known to warrant the assertion
that the military officers are discussing
the great difference existing between the
reports of the number killed and wounded
in the last battle before Melilla as given
out from official sources and tbnse just re
ceived. TD3 latter assert at least that 100
were Spaniards killed, that more than 300
were wounded and that over 100 were cap
tured, while others are reported missing.
The fate of the wounded, captured and
missing is said to be too horrible to con
template, in view of the shocking manner
in which a number of the wounded are
already known to have been mutilated.
The fact that Prince Ferdinand Bourbon
has been missing since the Spanish attack
on the Moors last Friday has caused the
Infanta Isabella much anxiety. The Prince
was last seen close to his battery outside
of Fort Cabrerizas, and it is supposed he
succeeded in reaching one of. the block
aded forts, which has just been relieved.
The Minister of War has ordered that in
quiries be made in regard to the Prince.
Weeks Is Coming Home.
Poet Eads, La.. Oct. 31.'— The steamer
Foxblll from Costa Rica entered here this
evening and proceeds to New Orleans to
night. Among th« passengers is Francis
li. Weeks, the New York embezzler, In
cbarge of Detectives Kielly and Uencuten.
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1893.
WILL NOT SUBMIT.
Stubborn Silver Men in
the House.
READY TO YIELD NOTHING.
J What the Repealers Want They
* Must Fight , For.
FILIBUSTERING IN ORDER NOW.
Mr. Bland lias Once More Become
an Important Factor in Admin
istration Calculations.
Washington, Oct. 31.— The silver men,
or the most intense silver men, in the
House, will, it is said, insist that the repeal
bill be put through by force and without
any agreement on their part as to the time
when debate shall end or anything else.
They say they mean to be forced into sub
mission. The mode of procedure in the
House to-morrow will probably be &3 soon
as the Speaker ; lays the bill before the
House tbat, Wilson of West Virginia will
move to concur in the Senate amendment*,
and upon that ho will demand
the previous question.. Then some
one will suggest that time be
{riven tor ' debate. Wilson will insist on
the previous question. Then filibustering
will begin. - It is doubtful how . much
strength the silver men .will, have, but
there is little doubt that they will have
sufficient to call for the ayes and noes, and
that will force the Committee on Rules to
report a closure resolution. This will be
dove if filibustering begins.
The repealers have been worried about
a quorum, and to-day couut but IGS mem
bers who voted against all amendments
when tbe bill was pending in the House
before, and if all the other members, about
130, who supported silver in some form,
should refuse to vote on the vnrious mo
tions, it would leave tbe House without a
quorum. But it is understood that they
will not do this. Bland will be given an
opportunity to move to commit the bill to
his Committee on Coinage, Weights and
Measure, as such motion is privileged un
der the rules, but it would of course be
voted down. It is probable that the Kules
Committee will fix a time for voting on the
bill at some time to-morrow evening, per
haps about 5 o'clock.
Bland was asked if some arrangement
could not be made so that a day might
be devoted to debate on the bill. He re
plied in the negative; that the rules
must be followed. He said he thought
no time could be fixed in any event for
the vote, as those members who desired
would be given opportunity to speak on
ttrer':!.
YIELDED NOTHING.
Silver Men Force the Bill Over for
One Day.
Washington, Oct. 31.— At the opening
of the House tins morning Livingston of
Georgia asked unanimous consent for the
silver repeal bill to be taken up at once.
Bland and other silver men objected and
the bill went over under the rules till to
morrow. The crowd who filled the galleries
were disappointed at this result of an ex
pected fight. ■
There were fully 250 members present
when the House was called to order. Alter
the reading of the journal, the joint reso
lution transferring the World's Fair model
battleship to tbe State of Illinois for use as
an armory by the State's naval militia was
agreed to.
At the conclusion of Dates' speech on his
bill to reform the naturalization laws, Tim
Campbell of New York served notice that
he was opposed to the bill, and Goldzeir of
Chicago, who followed, made a scathing
denunciation of tbe spirit which dictated
tbe naturalization bill.
The secretary of the Senate at this point
came in with the repeal bill as passed by
that b dy. Its presentation created
scarcely a ripple, and the House continued
with its routine business till the morning
hour expired, when Livingston made bis
motion for unanimous consent and failed
to secure it. Bland, on behalf of himself
and others, making a vehement protest.
Joseph, Delegate from New Mexico, pre
sented to the House a favorable report
from the Committee on Territories on the
bill admitting New Mexico. The bill
authorizes the people of New Mexico to
hold a constitutional convention on the
first Monday of December, 1894, the result
of which is to be submitted to the people
for ratification or rejection on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in March,
1895, and until the next census of the
State it sliall be entitled to one Represen
tative. The officers and Representative
are to be elected at the same time that the
vote is cast for the constitution.
Bailey of Texas introduced bills in the
House to-day to repeal the statutes that
provide for the retirement of army and
navy officers and stopping the pay of all
officers heretofore retired. Another bill
repeals the statutes providing for the re
tirement of United States Judges and pre
vents any person who has heretofore re
signed his place as Judge to hereafter re
ceive pay.
McMillin from tho Committee on Ways
and Means called up the bill to remit
the duties on ammunition imported for the
use of the navy during the trouble between
the United States and Chile. The bill
furnished a text for a speech by Heed, and
his criticism of Democratic economy led
to a very lively tilt between the ex-Speaker
and Dockery of the Appropriation Com
mittee. The bill passed.
Debate on the bankruptcy bill was re
sumed, and Wolverton of Pennsylvania
spoke in its support.
Cockran of New York from the Commit
tee on Ways and Means presented a favor
able report on the bill for the aid of the
World's Fair Prize-winners' Exposition to
be bold in New York City.
At 5:17 p. m. the House adjourned.
GOLD ACCUMULATING.
Secretary Carlisle Needs Money to
Take Care of It.
Washington, Oct. 31.— Owing to the
necessity of transporting large amounts of
gold bullion from the assay office at New
York to the mint at Philadelphia, and gold
and silver bullion from the mint at Carson
City to San Francisco, as well as the in-
creased deposits of gold bullion at the
minor assay offices, it will be necessary to
obtain an appropriation for defraying ex
penses. Secretary Carlisle to-day sent to
the Senate a request that $15,000 be appro
priated Immediately for the purpose.
New York, Oct. 31.— The Bank of Eng
land has reduced the price for American
double eagles to 76s 9d. The meaning of
the Bank of England's action in reducing
the price of double eagles is interpreted
here as a move on its part to protect it 3
supply of sovereigns in view of the threat
ened withdrawal of gold from the bank in
the immediate future for shipment to the
United State?, which London seems to
consider certain, despite tue fact that the
current rate or exchange does not admit of
a profit on such transactions.
OPENED WITH PRAYER.
The Senate Has Settled Down Into
the Old Routine.
Washington, Oct. 31. — The Senate
opened with prayer this morning for the
first time since toe 17th cf October.
Walthall, from i the Committee on Public
Lands, reported tue Senate bill extending
tho time for the final payments on desert
land entries. The committee amended the
bill so as to extend the time of payment
for one year instead of three and to make
it apply only to entrymen who were una
ble to pay. As amended the bill passed.
The resolution authorizing the Commit
tee ou Agriculture and Forestry to con
tinue during recess the investigation of
State agriculture, authorized by the reso
lutions adopted April 19, 1892, and March
3, 1893, was agreed to.
Blackburn (D.) of Kentucky offered the
following resolution, which was agreed to:
Resolved, That the Committee on Rules
be instructed to inquire and report to tbe
Seriate what revision or amendments, if
any, should be adopted to secure a more
el'icierii disposition of the business of the
Senate.
Coekrell, from the joint commission on
the conduct of business in the executive
departments, reported favorably tbe House
bill, relattug to contracts for supplies,
which provides for a board to compare all
bids received and recommend their accept
ance or rejection.
The New York and New Jersey bridge
bill was then taken up and the remainder
of the day's stsslon was almost entirely
consumed with debate on the measure.
The bill passed without division.
Gray (D.) of Delaware moved tbat the
House bill to amend the acts approved
May 5, 1892, to prohibit the coming of Chi
nese into the United States betaken upso
it would become unfinished business.
Dtvis (K.) of Minnesota called for a divi
sion. Twenty-four voted aye and six in
the negative, and no quorum voting Gray
withdraw bis motion.
The Senate then at 4:30 p. H. went into
executive session, after which it adjourned.
NOW TO SETTLE JOHN.
The McCreary Bill to Be Taken
Up in the Senate.
It Is Not Likely That There Will
Be Any Factious Opposi
tion to It.
Washington, Oct. 31.— Tba Senate in
all probability will be occupied to-morrow
w.th trie bill extending the time for six
months iv which Chinese laborers can
register under the Geary law. Senai-or
AVhite of California arrived this morning,
and he and Senator Perkins expect to speak
upon me question, as also do Senators
Uoar and Davis, but it is not probable
that there will be any factious opposition
to the bill. There are some features of
the measure that White and Perkins do
not entirely approve, but as it recognizes
the principle that Chinese can be excluded
from the country by legislative enactment,
they will probably content themselves by
explaining California's attitude upon the
Question. Hoar and Davis will probably
make objection to the doctrine. The gen
eral understanding is that there will be no
objection to taking up the bill to-morrow
morn lag.
Senator White says, in fact, that it has
been decided to take up the McCreary bill
in the Senate to-morrow. The probabili
ties are, says Maguire, tbat the bill will
pass without amendment. McCreary says
he has seen all the Senators from whom an
objection might come, and be believes
there will be no opposition. Senator
White may endeavor to strengthen tbe
clause defining labor, so as to include the
words "employed in agricultural and hor
ticultural pursuits. "_
TWO MORE ACCOMPLICES.
Murderer Stone Still Wants Com-
pany in His Misery.
Washington, lnd., Oct. 31.— 1t now
appears that tbe murderer of the Wrattan
family. Stone, who was last night before
the Grand Jury, stated that Charles S.
McCafferty, whose wife is heir to the
Wrattan estate, and Robert Swanegan
were among his accomplices in the murder.
Swanegan was brought before tbe Grand
Jury this afternoon, but was not held.
For some reason McCafferty was not
brought in.
MONEY FOR MILITIA.
Here Is a Matter That Should Be
Looked After at Once.
WA9HiN<iTON,Oct. 31.— Brigadier-General
D. VV. Flagler, chief of ordnance, made
his annual report to Secretary Lainont. It
shows the amount of expenditures during
the fiscal year 1893 was 53,702,202. Among
the first matters treated in the report was
that relating to the inadequacy of the gen
eral appropriation for arming and equip
ping the militia of thf> United States.
CHAPLAIN OF THE HOUSE.
Selecting: a Successor to the Late
Samuel M. Haddaway.
Washington, Oct. 31.— Democrats of
the House held a caucus to-night to select
a successor to the late Rev. Samuel W.
Haddaway, tlip House chaplain. On the
third ballot Rev. Edward Bagley. pastor
of the Christian Church of thia city, was
selected by a vote of 63 against 53 for R«v.
Isaac Cantor of the Mount Vernon-place
Methodist Church.
AMOS CUMMINGS ILL.
Taken With a Congestive Chill in
the Capitol Bathroom.
Washington, Oct. 31.— Keoresentntivo
Amos Cumming* of New York was taken
suddenly ill while in the bathroom in the
basement of the Capitol shortly after the
House adjourned this evening. Ho had a
congestive chill. At midnight he was re
ported resting easily.
NOT FOR EMPIRE.
De Mello Is a Stanch
Republican.
HE IS GAINING STRENGTH.
The Provisional Government
Firmly Established.
PLENTY OF QUNS AND POWDER.
Rebels Keep on Bombarding the Forts,
Although They Are Not
Good Marksmen.
London, Oct. 31.— Tbe Times has the
following advices from Rio de Janeiro,
under date of October 27: The Insurgent
fleet, in conjunction with Fort Villegai
gnon, daily bombards Nictheroy, Santa
Cruz and San Jose, but the fire 13 badly
directed. This city so far has not been
damaged, but Xictheroy has suffered se
verely, though there has been no loss of
life. Tbe Provisional Government, which
has been firmly established at Desterro
and Santa Catharina, is organizing land
forces, and the insurgents have plenty of
monitions of war. Decisive action by
Admirla de Mello is expected shortly.
The Republica to-day rammed the trans
port Rio de Janeiro, which was conveying
1100 trnopa to Santos and 500 of the troops
were drowned. Admiral de Mello con
firms the truth of this report. He denies
that lie has any intention of restoring the
empire.
Montevideo, Oct. 31.— The forts at
Bio de Janeiro continued on the 23d to
fire at intervals all day against Yillegag
non. At 5 o'clock p. m. firing at full force
was opened and was replied to with great
vigor. The fleet remained out of range of
the forts. The Argollo has gone to at
tempt to recapture Santa Catharina. It
is claimed tbat a balloon is in
readiness to drop explosives on the
fleet. Every vessel in the rebel fleet can
nonaded Nictheroy on the 251b, and the
field batteries replied with spirit. Many
men were killed, and the magazine at
Moranpue was blown up and a great Ore
followed, which lasted until late at night.
Tlie magazine consisted of three ware
houses, which were lifted bodily into the
air, no: a stone being left. Thousands of
tons of powder were exploded.
The Minister or Foreign Affairs has re
signed because foreign capitalists are op
posed to his policy. The Government has
bought two Argentine vessels?, and also has
the Tiradentes, the Bahia and three tor
pedo-boats. Peixoto expected to attack
and capture Desterro on the 27th. The
town is the capital of the provisional
govern uiatit let up by De Mello.
New Yokk, Oct. 31.— Six more United
States merchant steamers have been pur
chased by the Government of Brazil for
warships. The powerful EJ Rio of the
Morean line and the Advance, Finance,
Allianca, Seguranca and Vigiiancia of the
recent United States and Brazil Mail
Steamship Company were to-day pur
chased, and this gives to the Brazilian
Government ten new vessels.
All ten craft were purchased through
Messrs. Flint & Co. Of the five vessels
purchased of the United States and Brazil
Mail Steamship Company four are lying
in the Erie basin. They have been out of
commission the greater part of the last
year. El Kio reached this port to-day
from New Orleans. Peixoto's agents have
so far expended about $3,000,000 for ships
and munitions of w?r here.
STORY OF THE ALLIANCE.
It Is Both Denied and Confirmed
From Official Sources.
London, Oct 31.— The Brazilian Min
ister in this city, in an interview regarding
the alleged secret treaty said to have been
entered into between the United States
and Brazil, is quoted as saying: "I re
ceived a dispatch from my Government
yesterday making a statement similar to
the one cabled to the Associated Pres3.
While it is possible such a treaty, in the
general couception of the word, does not
exist, you can depend upon it there is a
good understanding between the two re
publics, and : that the United States will
not permit the restoration of a monarchy
if it can prevent it. The American war
shirs have not gone to Rio de Janeiro for
nothing."
Washington, Oct. 31.— Concerning the
statement from London as to the utter
ance of the Brazilian Minister touching
the reported treaty between Brazil and
the United States, Secretary Gresham
said: "I can scarcely believe the Brazilian
Minister made any such statement, for
there is not a particle of foundation for
it." He added that there was no under
standing in regard to affairs bo far as be
knew.
Being asked concerning the matter. Dr.
Mendonca, the Brazilian Minister, said:
"There can certainly be no truth in the
statement. 1 do not think the Brazilisn
Minister In London made the statement
accredited to him. He certainly- has been
misrepresented. I know nothing of a
treaty having been entered iuto between
Brazil and the United States."
The Disabled Collier.
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explosion on the San Mateo. They, like
Captain Fletcher, do not see that in any of
the coal-handling gas could have formed.
The Union Colliery Company and the Pa
cific Improvement Company will there
fore make a thorough investigation. A
number of experts visited the vessel this
morning and made a two hours' close in
spection. It is expected the ship will be
teniDorarily repaired thera and perma
nently at San Francisco.
ORANGEMEN FALL OUT.
A Disagreement in Opinion Concern-
ing the House of Lords.
Dublin, Oct. 31.— At th# annual dio
cesan synod of County Down to-day the
Dean of Down proposed a motion thank
ing God fur the rejection of the home-rule
bill by the Lords and thanking the Union
ist peers for opposing ttie measure. Dr.
Wright moved an amendment describing
the action of the Lords as narrow-minded
and self-suicidal. An exciting scene fol
lowed, a babel of voices protesting against
the amendment amid a storm of hisses.
Rev. Dr. Hunt seconded Wright's amend
ment and made a speech describing tbe
Lords bs ruffians. Then the members of
the synod became infuriated and Grand
Orangeman Kane threatened to eject Dr.
Hunt. A vote was finally taken on
Wright's amendment and it was rejected.
PRUSSIAN ELECTIONS.
The Radicals Have Scored a Decided
Victory in Berlin.
Beklix, Oct. 31.— The Diet election
began to-day and unusual apathy was dis
played. Four out of thirty districts return
Freißinnige and People's party candidates
by large majorities. Reports from Cologne
say the Center party was victorious there.
The victory of the Radicals in the elec
tions m Berlin was more decisive than at
first supposed. Out of 5173 delegates there
are 3713 Radicals against 1313 Conserva
tives ami anti-Semites. 79 National Liber
als and 68 dissentient Radicals. The mod
erate Radicals, who revolted against Herr
Richter, were annihilated.
NOT YET AT AN END.
Exhibitors in No Rush to Quit
the White City.
It Is Particularly Hard to Get the
Midway Plaisance People
Started Away.
Chicago, Oct. 31.— There was a decided
diminution in the attendance at the fair
to-day. Though officially closed last night
the nates are still open and the attractions
are unchanged ; but it is evident the Chl
cngnans have about completed their visits
and the outside world bad made its calcu
lations to depart when the official end
came, not anticipating the gates would
continue tv swing on their binges. Some
of the exhibitdrs will go direct to the Mid
winter Fair at San Francisco. A Dumber
of the l'laisanre attractions are going
there. Others are going to the Augusta
Exposition at Augusta, Ga., which opens
November 14 and continues until Decem
ber 14. The managers of the last-named
exposition have arranged with some of
those who have been retained by Califor
nia to go to Augusta first and proceed
thence to the Pacific Coast.
Exhibitors are not scrambling to get
away. Preparations are going on in all
the buildings preparatory to imoving, but
so quietly that visitors are not annoyed.
The Plaisance people are hard to move,
and some of them say they are going to
stay two weeks longer, but Director-
General Davis says they are not, and to
day an order was issued prohibiting any
one walking through tbe Plaisance except
by special pass.
The men had their official closing yes
terday, and the women of the fair had
their turn to-day. The exercises were
held in the Women's building, and all the
distinguished ladies Identified with the
exhibition were present. Mrs Potter
Palmer made tbe closing address. Sue
said, in part: "Mingled with our regret at
seeing the exposition and this great op
portunity for women coming to a close, is
a feeling of satisfaction that the aims and
ends proposed by the board of lady
managers have been carried to a success
ful conclusion. We trust that such a
sentiment has been created that hereafter
no .-oaian will be forced to conceal her
sex and identity in order to secure just
treatment."
The old Liberty Bell started back to
Philadelphia to-night in charge of an
escort of officials of that city.
ANXIOUS FOR BATTLE.
The Union Pacific Will Cross Swords
With the Great Northern.
Chicago, Oct. 31.— The committee of
tbe Western Passenger Association ap
pointed to confer with tbe receivers and
General Passenger Agent Lomax of tbs
Union Pacific on immigrant business to
day notified Lomax that they could not
confer with him alone. The receivers
must be present or there would be no
conference. The Union Pacific has served
notice on the Western Passenger Associa
tion that on November 8 it will witbdrnw
from all local associations in which the
association lines are members. The mem
bers of the association think this means
trouble and believe the Union Pacific it
preparing for a struggle with the Great
Northern. If the Union Pacific goes into
the fight on transcontinental rates it will
stand an excellent show of winning, as its
mileage is shorter to the coast and it is not,
under tbe receivership, compelled to earn
more than its operating expenses.
EXPECT A BATTLE.
The Chartered Company's Troops
Pressing Toward Hope Fountain.
Johannesburg, O t. 31. — It | is now ex
pected that a decisive fight with the
MaUbeles will shortly take place near
Hope Fountain, toward which place all
the available men of the British Chartered
Company and the native allies are Dress
ing forward.
Footpads Rob a Printer.
Los Angeles. Oct. 31.— A bold and suc
cessful holding-up occurred on Firßt street,
between Hill and Broadway, at 4:30
o'clock this morning by which F. E. Mc-
Laughlin was relieved of his spare change.
McLaugfclin is a printer, and was on his
way to his room on Hill street when he
felt a cold piece of steel pressed no close
to his ear. A gold watch and $90 were
taken from him.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
LYING IN STATE.
Last Honors to Carter
Harrison.
ALL CHICAGO IN MOURNING.
Solemnly the Remains Are Borne
Through the Streets.
THE FUNERAL SET FOR TO-DAY.
In the Meantime Even the Criminals
in Jail Jeer at the Wretched
Assassin.
Chicago, Oct. 31.— The remains of the
late Mayor Harrison were borne to the
City Hall to-day to lie in state. Dense
crowds thronged, the streets aod the side
walks for block? around the Harrison
mansion on Ashland boulevard previous
to the start. In the main it was not a
fashionable throng, but was such a one as
in life he lined to move among and speak
with. A solemn stillness prevailed as
eight stalwart Fire Department captains
emerged bearing the coffin. Eight police
captains followed, sharing the honors as
pall-bearers. The cortege was a long one
and the march to the City Hall through
the heart of the city, two miles, consumed
considerable time. The utmost simplicity
characterized the march. The hearse was
a perfectly plain black vehicle, with no
nodding plumes, and no music resounded
above the tread of feet following
the remains. Meantime a great throng had
gathered about the City Hall of men,
women and children. As the cortege ap
proached hats were doffed in reverent
silence, and as tbe hearse stopped before
the entrance the strains of Chopin's funeral
march resouded from a band on the steps.
As the casket was borne within sobs were
heard on every side.
The casket was deposited on a catafalque
in the main corridor, surrounded by floral
offerings. The doors were opened and
seemingly an endless stream of people be
gan moving past in two lines. All day
long they passed rapidly, seeming as if
they would continue all night if permitted.
They looked upon a face oerfectly natural
in the peacefuluess of death. Tbe dead
Mayor seemed as if sleeping.
The funeral will take place to-morrow
morning from the Church of the Epiphany,
on Ashland boulevard. One hour before
the services begin the remains will be taken
from the City Hall to the church. The
funeral procession will proceed from the
church to Graceland Cemetery, and tee
column will be a large one, many societies
having applied for place in the line. The
imblic schools, Board of Trade, bantrs and
places of business will da closed to-morrow
out of respect for the dead.
Prendergast, Harrison's murderer, is
having a rough time in jail. The other
prisoners seize every opportunity of jeer
ing at the wretch and shriek imprecations
at him, so that exercise outside bis cell is
made a practical impossibility. To-day
the assassin seemed for the first time to
realize his position. All along be has ap
parently labored under tbe delusion that
his companions in crime would look up to
him, but to-day be seemed to understand
that he was abhorred even by hardened
criminals as a cowardly assassin.
BOODLER STEEP'S CASE.
The Jury Unable to Agree and Pc-
culiar Rumors Afloat.
Spokane, Oct. 31.— The Steep boodlo
case was given to the jury this morning,
but at 11 o'clock to-night they were still
out, with a slight prospect of an agree
ment. There are rumors around the city
this evening that some powerful influence
is at work on three members of the jury.
Tbe Graham bribery case began in the
Superior Court to-day.
AFTER THE ELECTION.
Corbett and Mitchell Still Hope to
Fight in New York.
Boston, Oct. 31.— Charies Mitchell and
Corbett's manager. Brady, had a confer
ence here to-day. It was settled that tha
fight should be according to Qusensberry
rules and that all the details should be
left until after tbe coming election in New
York. Then, if it is impossible to fight
there, the battle will take place at Moroco
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