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Washington. Nov. L*9.--8onu- Interesting ??WU
concernlnK the situation In Kio de Janeiro may bo
expected to-morrow. To-night Secretary Herbert
received a cable message from Captain Picking, In
command of the I'nited Stat's naval force.- In Rid
Harbor, and as cable messages are sent only when
something imr>ortant has occurred, or when an
urgent question has appeared it Ik evident that
the t.xt of to-night's dispatch will prove ol inter
est. Unfortunately the message lt- in the naval
cipher, and lt cannot be translated until access is
had to ?he code book at the Navy Department to?
if present expectations are fulnlle. the first
naval engagement fur years is ilk* ly to take plate
within th* next week off the ...as* of l'.ru/.ll. It
**'iil be a light bet nre? th.- Republic ?, on-- of Ad?
miral Mello's bmrgsat vessels, and the America
and the Nictheroy. Ibo two ships recently parcbaaed
by Minister Mendonca in New-Tork tor the Pelxoto
Government. Minister Mentioned has received a
eaUe announcing Ibo arrival yesterday ol the Nlc
Ihcroy at om- of thc West India islands Th cab!.*
mtaled that the vessel had behaved beautifully, thal
ahe had beta speeded to her full capacity and that
her officers were delighted with her splendid sail?
ing qualities. Tbe two vessels win steam direct
to one of the ports In Northern liri-ll, when- th. v
will receive instructions from K!o which will gov?
ern their future movements.
Tba America and the Nictheroy are looking
for the rebel cruiser Republic*, and if they meet,
says the Minister, there wll! be trouble. Thc
Pelxoto vessels are so fearful of missing th ? lt ?
public* that e_ch captain carries a large-sized
picture of her. Their Instructions from the Mlnis
_S *J* l0 BttAS a tight, hut the Minister shakes
nm head sadly and says significantly that he ls
very much afraid the .rews will disregard his In?
structions. He says they are the most determined
Mi or?n*en he ever saw. and as he expresses lt
Iterally spolURK for a fight " if they do light the
Minister thinks they will make mincemeat of the
Paris Nov. ?.?8enhor Guanabara an ex-l)eputv
of Brazil denlea the report that I'uri has
revolted, and MNi that an attempt has been made
tj nelie the province to revolt, but lt failed sig?
San Francisco. Nov. _9 (SpecluD.-For several
months about 300 unemployed men have been camp?
ing on the sand lot for which the Government
paid $1,-50,000 laat year for a postofflce site. They
h?ve been allowed to run a soup kitchen and to
cook food which they begged throughout the city.
Near by. on the name lol, the Salvation Army had
i. C*m.5-..WlihlnJ a **'.*--* ,h<,8e unemployed men
have been offered work sweeping the streets, but
TJtu*emLl? accept because lhe pay waa only $1 a
day. They said these were Chinese wages and
any one degraded labor who accepted them. A
f^ri.uelh?e. ????- ?*re x!**^*ro' supplied from
th* ,r*-**-Se Ho_el k,tch*n' >?ul yesterday when they
applied for the usual cold meats, the manager
asked several to work, offering n and hoard. They
all refuted, whereupon he shut off the free rations
The worst of these unemployed are led bv Wlllev
and Fry, two profeaslonal labor agitators They have
been warned to vacate the postofflce lot and they
will be evicted In a few days if they don't move
They counted on getting a Thanksgiving dinner.
hut the public haa become so disgusted that no
one will contribute any more. These worthless
bummers fill the street, and their herglng hss In?
come a nuisance.
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KXiiWN-Lltet Ol' TIIK MI M-T Kl:*-.
Par!.. Nov. 30-M. Spuller last night consented
to form a Cabinet with these members: o
Premiership and Foreign Affalrs-Et'C-ENE a
^l-^V.VKs^^'^^^AHTi.O,'. j
Comri-.ra EIGBNE OTIBNNE. ,>
Agriculture JAME8 DE KERJEG1 . I _
Justice?A Senator; name unknown.
The only accept ince., known positively at 2
o'.-:"...); this morning are Raynal*, of the In?
terior portfolio, and Burdeau's of the Finance
Last night the "Holr" commended M. Spuller
for his courage in un.Hitnklnp to form a Cab?
inet. "Unlike others." said the writer, "he
did not invoke empty reasons to escape a re?
sponsibility. If he KKOeed* In forming a Cab?
inet his programme will differ little from M.
Dupuy's." _
1* these words of "I.e Soir" lt can be added
that If M. Spuller has .-ally formed his Cabinet
with the members n-uned above, hts programme,
while aUtorlnc little from M Dtfpuy'a will be
copied from thai of Gambetta'! "Orand Ministry.'
H Spuller was tbe most devoted disciple Of the
lat- Kepui.Hc.n leader, wbotB be acoosapaated m j
a balloon wh.n Gambetta left Perta wbe? it waa
irrvested by UM Germans ii) Wt He also sseorted '
him at the popular mctm; of Salle Ht Rlalae,
from which the Opportunist chief escaped by a
rear door, after having I.n insulted by his former
radical elect..rs Ol BeUeville, who chos- Tonv lb
villon In his place. M. Spn'ler. In good or bad
fortune, was for Gambetta, and even after Ibe lat?
ter's death was a typical modern "Mus Achates,"
He was born n.ai Seurr-. tn th- Rurgundian l>e
partm-nt of the Cote iTOr.
IC. Spuller ia an active man. despite hir. heavy
figure, and a r.markabl- worker. He ls sixty
years of age. H? studied law in i'arls from 185a to
Wi., at the sam? tim.- with Intel Ferry, ricard,
Gambetta anu many other young men who after?
ward distinguished themselves more us writers ami
politicians than as lawyers. Spuller wrote for many
newspaper HUM of the Opposition under the Km*
pile. He was for several years the chief editor of
"La Republique Francals.." \.hlch he founded with
Gambetta, bat naa not recently been connected
with that journal. M. Spuller has distinguished
himself, nm only as a writer of historical
books and of newspaper article**. but also
as a frequent speaker, and a hard worker
In committees In the French Chambers, of
Which he was a. member before being chosen
Senator last vear. He was mede Under Secretary
for Foreign Affairs in ISSI: was Minister of Public
Instruction in 1V7, and Minister of Foreign Af?
fairs In ls*;*, ll- was one of the French t'ommls
aioners sent to the Yorktown celebration.
M. Spuller has taken Into bbl Cabinet men who
were, like r.lm*elf, the admirers and political pupils
of Gambetta, and who will form a strongly homo?
geneous Opportunist or Moderate Republican Min?
istry. The late Premier, M. Dupuy, often used the
adjective homogeneous*, bat he could not realize
thia Ideal of having Ministers all of the Mme
opinion. His fall may be attributed to this defect.
Just as the fall of IL Spuller's Cabinet, if misfor?
tune should overtake lt. would probably be at?
tributed to the contrary defect, that of being too
much of a unit, and of repres. nting only a portion
of the French Chamber, wh'ch ls not divided Into
two great constitutional parties.
M. Ravnal has made for himself many enemies on
account of the part he to.'k in bringing about the
conventions between th** State and the railroads.
He is a competent financier. M. Rurdeau, who was
formerlv a member of the Cabinet, must be sur?
prised to find himself ar the head of th.- Finance
wepar-meiu rather than of Public Instruction. The
new Minister of Commerce. M. Etienne, has been
known by the active part which he too'.*. a* a Oep
ttty and I'nder Secretary of the Colonial (UPce, m
the expeditions to Tonquln. Dahomey, the Soudan
and other places. M. Delacasse, the now Secretary for
the Colonies, constantly displayed In the study, de?
fence and furtherance of French colonial expansion
the same energy and obstinacy ai M. Etienne. Ad?
miral Gervals ls a popular officer, who commanded
the French fleet when lt paid th" famous visl: to the
Czar at ('ronstadt, which the Russians r.?turn.-I
.est month. His colleague In the W'rar l>epartmen<.
General Ferrori. was one of the mllltarv officers
e^jfc'Cially liked by Gambetta, and h>- enjovd wh*n
he was formerly Minister of Wa: a Kreat reputation
for honesty and Intelligent patriotism, li, Raymond
Polncarre was a menil>or of the late Cabinet. MM
liarthou and Kerjegu are rather unknown quanti?
ties, which, ai any rate, cannot overload the new
Ministry which M. Spuller wiir steer through th
agitated wate*ra of French politics.
Brunswick. Ga.. Nov. 29.?There were no new
caaea of yellow fever reported to-day, no deathi
and no discharges. A heavy frost covered thc
ground thin morning, and refugees are coming In
by the -core. Entire families are -Mowed to entei
where their hou_ea hnve l*een properly aired and
fumlgated. There ia a good deal of dlicontenl
-2__2??th*- fie?P,? ?fc,ut ?he non-raising of th?
quarantine. Surgeon Murray is as anxious to rain
Sw4,te%iirdoM-otb' cMvtn*- *?*"- %a ?**?*?? Ma*
a s\n,-Tiir. YBWBWb nnr. .kin ; OT.
The captain and his wife and the crew
if the schooner Louisa II. Randall, which went
shore ol. Smith's Point JRatlon, In sight of
.ife-Sriving Station Na 21, Tuesday morning,
vere rescued yesterday morning hy a boat from
he I. J. Merritt, sent down Tuesday, by the
?lerritt Wicking Company. The vessel was
>unk in about thirty feet of water, her hull
md a part of her masts being submerged, and
he breakers thrown ap bjf the outer bar reach*
uk half way to the mast beads, where tho crew
vere huddled. The rescued people are: Will?
am If. Randall, captain, Vineyard Haven;
.lr**. Louisa H. Randall. wife of the captain, who
vas accompanying him on the cruise; Thomas
?Smith, first mate, Vineyard Haven; George S.
Phillips, second mate. Chelsea Maw.' John Ott,
?nglneer, Boston; J. B. Adams, cook. New-York;
Bm!] Haminc'iiast. seaman. Sweden; Fred Oorl
ron, seaman, Sweden; Harry Theil, seaman. G.*i
nany; John Bgalrelund, seaman. Finland:
3?0rgfl Leggett, .Moriches, Loni? Island, who was
iv.irking his passage from Philadelphia to Doe
i'i:r.i'Ar.r.'; POR ti if. RIGHT
Ah darkness came on Tuesday night tbe sall*
.rs. evidently numbed bv th<* cold wind, whick
waa blowing a gal-, began to prepare for the
night. Their first care was for the woman and
?hlld. A bammockUke arrangement was made
of the topsail, and with great difficulty Um
skipper's wife was raised aloft and was safe,
though uncomfortable. Hight of Ott Men
afterward wrapped the same sail about
themselves. Tv..f the men were on the miz?
zenmast, and they made a nest for themselves
In th" topsail at the masthead. Thr* lifesaving
crew, reinforced by the crews from four other
stations, lighted a fire on the beach and settled
down to a night's vigil.
Wreckage covered the beach for a mlle In
either din.tion. The boiler of a dummy engine
came ashoro during th* .vening. The upper
deck was carried away, nnd came on the beach
in heavy sections, and portions of the bulwarks,
from which large iron spikes protruded, b"nt as
though of wire; sails, ropes arid parts of the
gaffs and booms were also among the wreck?
The great boom, a foot in diameter, was
snapped In two. It seemed hardly possible that
the tall masts COUld stand, and th.y were
anxiously watched all night. Their dark out?
lines could be seen, and while they Stood the
lives of those on board were safe, uni-*** cold
and exhaustion should decree a worse fat" than
the waves.
Ail) .\r.Ar. at ll ABO,
The Merritt arrived near tb.* wreck about "
o'clock Tuesday night, and stood off about th<
same distance from the sunken schooner as th'
fires were on the shore side?about 7'"i yards
lt was a weird and memorable picture. Great
South Beach stretched away for miles In e|th?i
direction, broken only by the bleak beach hill*
or dunes. Dark object-* strewn along the shon
were examined by the life patrol and the news
paper reporters. There was a fear that a kodj
might be .tnrnx thom.
When the sun arose yesterday it ushered In -
fine day. Shortly after . o'clock a boat put oat
from the Merritt. At 6:4.*> she was alongside th'
wreck. A couple of the wrecked seamen ha'
meantime put their heads out from the cover o
the sails and were waving a piece <>f buntlni
which to those on shore s-emed to mean tha
all wen* alive and of good cheer.
TUB WOKS ur REM i'i; B-90OH
The men inlthe mizzen crotch scrambb-d dowi
the rigging and were taken Into the boat, ari'
then th" brave boys at th.- o;u"*" made f,,r tb'
foremast. I'ntll then non.' of those in th<- rig
ging ha.l venturer! from their sall nest Tli-:
came out now, however, first two men. th"n th
woman, followed closely by a man who Sterne*
to hold a rope lied about her. Sb<* was Befell
put aboard, and then th- rest of the men, an
all hands were taker, abroad th.- Merritt.
ox sip r.i; and takcn t<> a HOsnTAL.
Ths lug Merritt arrived in me harbor- wit
th.- rescued crew or. board yesterday afternoon
There were eleven rescued persons on the tu
insteal of ten, for there was an unknown ma
on board the schooner who wa< working bi
passag.* from Philadelphia to Boston. He wa
thc least j.rostrated of the crSW, nod went ?>
to BOStOfl last nlKht. Th" lug whtcb broun
the rescued people to the city wenl up io Be*
entleth*-"*., and all th- people, except the Bot
ton man. were sent to the Presbyterian Hm
pltal. Mrs. Randall, while suffering much froi
exposure and th>- nervous strain to whb h th
was subjected while In the rigging of th
sehoon*"', ls not dangerously Ul, and all of tl:
men will probably be able to leave tl..- hos).ii;
by to-night.
Captain Randall, whet- seen last night, sal
that he had heavy weather from th?- time I
lett the eap.-s of the Iielawar- until he stru>
on the Long Island shore. n,. had a look.:
at th.* masthead, wh.. at 4 o'clock on Tuesds
morning reported breakers The lookout al tl
time was the second mate. The captain w;
not able, however, to prevent the schooner fro
going ashore, and the suffering of himself ar
crow resulted.
The report that there was a boy among tl
wrecked crew evidently arose from the wat. lo?
on the beach mistaking one of the sailors, Thi*
or Colson, who arr- small men, for a youth.
a Lil I. SAVr.R's BOAT SM .MII'li.
Captain John Penny, keeper of Smith's Poll
Llfe-Savlng Station, with eight of his ere
from the station, arrived In I^.ng Island Ci
late last evening. At th- tweak of dawn ye
tsrday morning they pm out In a ?-tirf boat
the rescue of the crew of the Randal.. !
crossing the bar Captain Penny's lifeboat Wi
.aught in u monster wave :ii,,i thrown on tl
bar with terrill- fore. Wh. n the* recover*.
from the shook it WSS found that t!i<- boat w.
badly damaged and leaking, four men we
?et to baling her out while th- other* rowi
to the Merritt wrecking tug, which was hil
off tbs wreck, where they were iak-n on I"'!)
and the damaged boat hauled on deck. Wh<
the tug roached New-York yesterday sfternot
the crew, with their boat, were pg' ashore <
ths Lona Island Railroad piers, where the bo
was loaded on a flat truck for Shipment back
the life-saving station. Captain Penny sa
the boat is ruined.
He will remain over a day for a fresh supp
of projectiles, all at the station having Be
exhausted in trying to get a line to the wreck
The tug D. S. Arnot. Captain McElwee, rime lr
port yesterday and added her story to the genpi
tale of rescue which ship news furnished. T
Arnot was bound from Boston to New-York. I
Monday night, while off Eaton's Point, the c.
tain heard cries of distress, coming apparently frc
a sinking vessel. The roughness of the ?<*a pi
vented him from getting clo*e to the boat un
4 o'clock op Thursday morning. Then he fou
two canalboats and a coal barge, which had brok
away from the tug Mary A. Lovering. The Lover!
had stood hy the two until the heavy sen threi
ened to put out her fir's, and then had abandon
the boats. Four men and a woman were rescu
from the distressed boats. One of the rnnalboi
sank, and the other drifted across the Bound
Norwalk. Conn. The barge was towed to tx
Morris. The captain of the rescuing tug will dr*
the salvage on the scow he towed to port 1
boat la owned by William R.IIIy, of No 20 Sou
st. The canalboats were owned by Waiter O'C
laghan, of No. 122 South-st. The tug Loverlne
rived at Stamford uninjured. Th-- rescue.] nen
are not pleased that she did so. '
The North Oerman Lloyd steamer Spree, Capt
Wllligerod, from Bremen November 21 and Sou
ampton 22, with merchandise and passengers
Oelrichs <C- Co., arrived at the Ber at 12-.R. o'cl.
this morning. Admiral Stanton ls believed to
on board, but no communlcatlQn could be had it
the vessel this moraine.
Tin; quant) jumr sr .-.tai xs db _...iKHn.sr
I st rrr.iN-Ti:M>i.\T gtfUVB. I'IMMW- to ii.WL
Tin: \< ir-r.ii OFFICER, who ts in CBI*
I NI'I.IMM **?I.H IN Tin: ri.I Vt
r.NTU IT.I.'lN'l".
The Police Board paying no attention to his
charges against Police Captain William S.
Devery, of th- Bldrldge-et station. Dr.
Parrkhurst laid then before the Orand Jury.
\ That body took prompt and decisive anion.
lit yesterday indicted Captain Devery. Four
? true bills were found against him. He ls in
\ chi-ago, and was thcr-fore not arrested. As
Superintendent Byrnes promised to have him re
I tum to the city at once. Recorder Smyth did not
; issn- a warrant for his arrest.
No one was allowed to see th- indictments, as
the defendant was not in custody, lt ls per*
f?tly w-ll known, however, wherein lay the
Captain'! offence. The Society for the Preven?
tion of Crime found that a large number of
bouses or ni reeort were nourishing openly In
the Eleventh Precinct. Vice ?1 i? 1 not sven l?l?le
i Its fsce, and th- Inference was that them was
; sn understanding with the police. A long Hst
j of such pisces araa senl to th- Police Coard In
August. Captain Devery made a written state*
j merit that the accusations were untrue. Hs said
I that many of the hons- were vacant and that
i ih- rest srere tenanted *.*.ii>? respectable )>oopi.-.
I A visit to tbs precinct would show any one
I that this defence was false.
Rf-Oounae to the oraxo just.
Dr. Parkhurst last month called the attention
of May .- tUlroy to tbs st.it. ..r affairs In the
precinct, bul accomplished nothing by thi*.
Then he w.-nt to the Orand Jury. Tha' body
was busy until Monday willi the Madison Square
Bank cas-s. bul on Tuesday in Parkhurst,
Captain Wishart, an Sgent of the society, and
Superintendent Byrnes were before lt. Tester*
day the Indk intents wen handed down.
lt la likely thal lhe offences charged sm vio?
lations ot Section No. ht ..f the Penal Code,
wbi.h provides thal rmy public officer who
Regleeta to do hla duty shall bc guilty of a
misdemeanor. The s... i.-ty *-? ured ths eonvto
tioti iii Special Sessions <<f Bve kc.-pets ..r .11.
orderly houses Wnw ot the places had b-?*n
reported to Captain Devery, bul RS had taken
no steps to arrest the proprietors When they
were convicted, .-winn to th- efforts of Captain
Wishart, it was pr-.v.-d thal Captain Devery
had railed to do his doti.
nu. i- ti ikci 1 mm vi'.i-.'.
It may surprise many people to know that
the -Seventh Precinct ls considered Um most de?
sirable in the - lt) f"i a police captain ta com*
maud lt is n-.w really the "Tenderloin** pre?
cinct of the -tty. the Nineteenth basing given
way 10 lt <'apiain Croea was formerly al the
bead of the Eldridge**! station, i-n eras trans?
ferred to Leonsrd-st. in the spring captain
l .every succeeded him In Eldridge st., getting
the plum it a a- understood, foi securing th.*
convict'cut of chari-s \\ Oardner, agent -.f tha
Parkhr-, Society, for extortion Captain Dev?
ery ha 1 previously bean In command of the
West Thlrtv-s-venth-st station
Kat* brings about strang** reverses. Nine
months ?#? fi*r?ln.*i wu-i ?*-*?*t<*need to prison
for extortion, and Captain Devery wan ra*
juicing in th? downfall of his enemy. To-day
Oardner is a free man, an-i the police otn-er
ls under four Indictments himself
Frank Moss, counsel of th- society, said that
his detect Ives b.oi I.-.11 nt work ir, th- precinct
sine- May, shortly before Captain Devery wns
trar .et rr. i i- it Twenty-five r-on viet lona f?>r
k-ep.ag a dlsorderl) house might have been
-- ured Instead of Bve, bad the society ?!? sin I
lt. The four rases reported to th* -aptaln --n
whi. h convictions were secured arere Mt".
Werner, of No. IM Forayth-sL; Mrs. Hertel,
No. TO i:i.lrldir.*-st . Mis Welsh, Mo -I Eldridge*
st., and Mt* Berger, No. a: Porsyth-st,
BCPl RI STI ?P1 JCT itviiM I i tuts
Information of thh Indictment of Captain
Dever; reached I'M ?? Headquarters early In
th- afternoon, end it caused no surj rise ls -
ths oflldala bad i.ti expecting something of
i the kind -.n account of the reports thal bad bi ta
In circulation Superintendent Byrnes aald:
"If l knee tl.tot * natur- of the Indictment
I might have something to raj on Ihe subj-',
bul at present l have nothing t-> say relative lo
the Kridlni -1 the Orand .lory. I learned of the
Indictment a fen hours rn;... .md i Immediately
s.-nt a message to Csptsln Devery, oi<b*rtng him
to return lo the rltj and reocrt t-> me. He lu
aba ni on los vacation, bul doubtless lie will re?
turn Immedistel] and face lhe music."
Presidenl Martin, of tbe Police Board, said
"Captain Devon aili sppesr st tba -.til.f tin
Dlstrlot-Attorney as soon ss possible snd gtv<
ball, i li ;? h- will ask for a apeed) trial, snd
1 trual th.it th.* District-Attorney will hsve thi
case brought to trial sa quickly n*' possible."
Cnmmlasloner Sheehan .'-aid: "Il ls not poa
.-ii,]., t,, criticise the action of thc Orand Jury li
Uk- ni.sei.? definite Information aboul ii"
Indictment, but lt must be remembered thal th.
Orand Jury iienf< only one aide ..r the ease,ant
that there hss been no opportunity a* y. t foi
captain Devery to defend himself His reeort
In the deportment hs* been good."
Th- Indictment of Captain Devery maj be re
garded sa sn accusation sgslnsl the entire de
partment. When Dr. Parkhurst Aral tailed Hw
attention of the Commissioners lo the dleordi ri;
pla.ea in Captain Devery'a precinct, In August
Inspector Conlln waa In temporary -otnmaw
of the force, as th- Acting Superintendent. H<
caused Captain Deveiy t-> make an Investlga
tion. the result of which waa thal th.* captaii
whitewash.-d himself. InspectOI Williams uh*'
made an investigation, and declared that th
pia.-s mentioned In Hie r-nmmuntcatloa of Di
Parkhurst either wee not disorderly <n bs*
been dosed by iii- police Inspector Conlli
alao mada a personal Investigation, and reportet
that bS Could (Ind HO dl"oi d-i l.\ places op-li ii
the precinct. After Superintendent Byrnes re
turned t?> ths city hs caused sn Independrn
Investigation to bs made by detectives of th
Central Office, sftth practically tbe name re
nit. p\i:i-iht.**'."'n g]vi imi XT,
Dr. Parkhurst, when assn al bia home. Nc
Ki.: Baal Thlrty-flfth-at., said: "By sray o
preliminary I **-i;;!l '" dlaavow any anlmosit:
agalnsi Captain Devery, There has been ik
persecution, ..nd tbs prosecution has been sold:
in behalf of pul.li- morals. About six month
ag., tha society mads a prsllmlnary canvas
.overing a large part of the city t<> Mcertali
In what sectlona disorderly houses and gnmbllni
bonssa wan operated most flagrantly. Whll
we never bad any thought that these doe
would ba uti. riv exterminated, we naverthelea
hav- th- light to Insist that they shall not b
run In a way that will entice public attentlOl
or inint the children. After thal prellmlnar
survey we Settled upon live pr?Itu ts as :
field of operation, and fm- immedlata worl
narrowed the held still -loser, selecting onl
one of the five. I am not at liberty to dastf
nate the five precincts.
"It ls well known that the one preclnet so
looted was the Eleventh, commanded by Chi
tain Devery, as we reached th- eoncludoi
tha' lt was the t\e\t\ in which we could g'ea
with the largest prospect of Immediate re
suit. We mada a detailed examination of tha
preclnet. Having discovered n|xty solid ease
of flagr.irt violations of Ww, or thereabout, w
Issued our complaint to Captain Devery an
other officials of the police Department I
August, but with no effect W. then waited fe
two months, being desirous of giving Captal
Devery an opportunity to mend his ways If a
chose to di so.
"There was no change, however. In the mar
agemsnl Of affairs on his part, and In Octolw
we issued a second QOttplaint, specifying sui
statically the same houses a*. !?.foie. a thor
ough re-ex.imlnatltin of th. precinct hnvlng li*?e
made meantime. Thia Maand compinia* RB*
wlie produced no result, and, If reports are tm
lt WUS even treated with discourtesy bv the P<
lice Department. We finally selected for Vr"'M
cation a number of solid cases which had bee
specified in both the August and the October
complaints. The keepers of those houses were
promptly convicted.
"After all this there were only two courses
open to us. (mp ttma again to bring the case
b-fore fhe police Commissioners, and the other
to bring lt before the Orand Jurv. We were
debarred from the tirst course both by the
WSll-known result In times past, and by the
?vid-nt solidity of sympathy existing between
them and Captain Devery. as demonstrated by
tba easy treatment accorded to our complaints
In August and October. Nothing seemed to re?
main for m, therefore, but recourse- to the
'.rand Jury.
"*-*till further to allow that we ar- not perse
etttlng ''aptaln Devery by making an exception
Of disorder In his precinct, I will state that in
the forenoon of Monday, November ii, our
Kxeciitive Committee sent a similar complaint
direct to the captain of another precinct, which
I cannot designate, calling his attention to spe?
cific cases In his precln-t. and asking him to
clone up th" disorderly bouses specified. No. he
has not yet responded. What will WS do If h
do'-sn't respond'.' Well, all I can say ls that
RS has tho example of what bas already been
BB is vskk.pto irCBPT v CBtZPPBOfTB*OBSini
i ur units tim: rt-A_lKB!-ia OTTTW.
American scholarship has recelve-l a (latterlm
recognition from the nvsna of the old world, In th.
invitation rteentl) extended Dr. Abraham .lacobl
tl.min. nt New-Vork physician, to take the chat
Of paedology In the Uatverrity of Berlin. This pro
f. sm. .r* hip has heSB Sbly til led for a period o
twelve years by I >r. Hanroch Tha offer wris r
c-lv-i by Dr. Jacobi In the latter part of Octobe
and his answer declining to accept tbe pla-- wa
sent the mme dsy by teiegrsph.
Dr. J.k..hi. wh-i was seen Inst evening at hi
h-lbie, Na IN West Thlrty-fourth-st., by a Tribun
reporter. asM In sp.-akim,' of tlv proposition:
"I recdved a letter about tu- weeks ugo inform
im: m- that, out of a number of adentWe men.
was chosen to take Dr. Hanrocb'a stace as i'ri
fessor of PaedOlOgT In the I'nlversity of It-rllr
Associated with this function ls the Children'
Clinic at the diarite Hospital, which is the pr.-a
charitable hospital sf H.rlln. I Immediately sen
a mn seals of declination by cable. It was with
OUt doubt a great honor, but I was aspired to r<
fuse tbe offer becsaas l sm un American rittse
mid -lo not care pp change my citizenship, lt*
sMea that, I have my work to de here, an-1 al
though th- orT.-t was a flattering one, still I coal
not leave a country where I hSVS been so kind!
welcomed and so cordially received, as I have bee
"I am bound by every tie of gratitude and nffec
tion to remain win r.- I am. You will undsrstsn
what I m.-nn wh>-n | !??!! you that forty y-ar? ag
I came to this country a poor Is.y. for I whs nc
much mon- than a mer.- hoy then. 1 ha-l bee
I Imprisoned In Prussia f-.r the part 1 took In th
I iKjlitical revolution which swept over nearly th
i wads --f Europe In IMI 1 hHd nothing bal ms
self an-1 my profession. I became a naturalist
cullen Ors years aft- r my arrival here, I'r-t
'he iir?t i ems kindly received by th.- naambet
i ef my profession. Almost every position ot hone
an-i sateen* within the power of the profession t
! ?.estow has seen given sm and I am grateful.
| have been rory happy here In the land of my ado|
tion. ant nothing which ional le offered me abroa
. mid t.e a greater source of delight or honor tha
i have recdved fr "tn mv profession here. Htn<
my reply declining rh*- place hus been receive
? t H*rllli I have received B number of letters uri
lng me to reconsider mv refusal Hut I ..rn oat
tuite I and happy h-r*- in N-w-Vork. I would hav
nothing esp.,laijy (,, fttln by accepting, and niue
' lo lone.
I look noon this offer ms significant of two thing
rir*?t. lt prove*, the universality of the sclentll
br.itu< rhoo-1; li shows that Hmong men of tcleni
th?r*> ls no ipiestlon nf nationality. Second, lt shov
J that there ts something In Ar.ierlcan s.holarah
worthy of the recognition of the l>**at srlentll
minds of the w-rld. If lt wre some other Amerlcn
b.*sll"H myself I would fCd dlspo?*"l to glory nv
the honor."
hr lacobl was born In llartum. Westphalia.
- li- studied nt the Cnlversltb-s of i;relfswal
(lottlngea uni Motin. Prom tba latter unlversl
he received M* -legree Kor laking part In t!
revolutionary .ri-- h.ir he wu* eonvtctso of treas.
and confined In th- prisons of Minden and BM
feld till the summer of IVS. After his dlscban
Mr Jacobi went to KnxlHti.l. an-1 In the f.illowu
aut'iniri Balled f'-r New-Vork. where he hus sin
pt ICtlsed hi* profession In IM |>r Jacobi r
.am.- prof.?or of diseases of children In t
Sta Y-rk Medical College, and later, had t
un- chair In the medical department of the Ct
vet it* of the .-itv or New-Tork. in is7n ha rn
n.ai- clinical professor of iii- diseases or ch
Ir-n In the College of Ph* *h ians and Burgeoi
whl- h 'hair h.- Mill hol.'.s.
K BEW'TOffg LAWTEg and an gXOLMBMi
viu:i.-T r.l> rog Tiiviv: TO SWIXDU!
Henry M. Finley, I layw-r. sixty-one years o
wi- has an ollie- at No. .il llr.md-st., an-1 Uv
at No. M ITeSt I >n--hutidr."l-;i:i'l-t'.v' ntleth-st., ii
Robed Williams sn BngMsbman, forty-seven yen
old. who had bees living lately at the |fo
Brunswick, and had claimed to be a representen
of the "l.on-l..n 'run-..'' w.re locke<| up at I'ol
Headquarters on Tuesday Bight on charges of cc
piracy an-1 fraud. At the Tom'...* Police Coi
yesterday they were bdd In t-V*) ball each for t
t*itn;it?..ii to-morrow.
I usp?tor McLaughlin said lust night that t
complaint wns ma-b- by Benjamin B. Qroom,
Kentucky, who lr* temporarily staying at No.
Sixth-ave Qroom mya he was swindled out
SI.:-."?*? On September '. he was Introduced by Fin'
to Williams al th.- Windsor Hotel. Williams ?
h.- ha-l a large ama of money lo Invest In lat
| and talked with Qroom about ?M.",iS ucres of lil
[ in Pna Handle, Carson County, Tessa which uro.
wanted to -ii. n- said be would pay WU
rn ri- f-.r the laird If lt was as Croom r.-pres-ut-l
10 be. lie also dlsplnv >?<! some boadg which higgr
j had been *-nt to him by mall from I.ondonra
be asked Qroom to take the numbers of the bon
Qroom waa impressed arith tbs Maa that w
lams wns ? mun of great wealth. He was Inda.
to go to Chicago "ii rteotember 2* to meet Hon
i: Plnley, a brother ol the lawyer In Broed-i
v. h-> h.ol I.n selected, Williams said, to go
' T-xns and appraise the Innd. Williams prom);
to sand ll,M?i to Chicago to pay tbe expenses
searching the title nn-1 surveying the land. Hist,
of sending th. money, ha arrota to Croom to nm
thc transaction closed, Qroom then paid $i.:ir>n
11 li Plnley and accompanied him to Texas, wi
Croom return-.I to this city lately he was told
Williams that the capitalist- who had espec
to buy th- lurid had changed their minds. Cn..
then appealed t-. th- police, and tba arrests
Williams aad Plnley followed.
When Williams wa* arrested he was about lei
lng ibe Hold Brunswick ls be rsarrled to M
l.-.iilsa Caldwell, a wealthy widow, Inspector *
l.arigh'.ln said. Williams had Induced M-s. Ci
adi t? believe thal he had an -stat- of HM,!
and thal he had Helli all his spate cash lo his ?
, in I'arls. with orders to buy a wedding present
h.-r. He rc*" hil adlaft for EM-, which the pol
thought wa- worthless He had borrowed $_:?) fr
Mn*. Caldwell, and al*., had in his pocket a ch.
? gned by h.-r. Inspector .Mel.uughlin sal-l sh- I
been Informed of the character sf tbe m..n i
had escaped being married t.,, and the wedding l
? been postponed indefinitely. He would not
wnen- Mrs. Caldwell might be found.
H. il. Kinley was arrested Boon hts return fr
; Kurope In IWT7. on the charge of swindling .'bene
Morgan, of Croton. Mas*... out of UAW before
bad gone to Burops. Morgan also said thm
' England h? had been cheated oul of tW\9W by
, lasryer. Kinley escaped at that time.
Des Moines. Iowa, Nov. ?.?After six months
searching, Edward Ixsng. a lawyer, has loca
the heir to 10,000 acres of land In Lyons Cou
valued at 1150,000. His name is Arthur O. Whee
and he was found in Seattle. In 1*7'*, mwtB Whet
was seven years old. an uncle, Kn-iUrlck P. .Ian
of New-Vork. deeded him the latvi as a gift
was supposed to be a swamp and Cf little va
bat with the settlement of th* country has pro
to be valuable. Poon after young Wheeler ? ?
ents flied and he became a wanderer. R**'*"-*!
tried to find him, but were unsuccessful. The li
was sold for taxes, nnd the tax deeds are held
Daniel Butterfield, of New-York City. Th" ne
discovered heir ts Just tw.nty-one years of age
Oeneral Daniel Butterfield would not be seen
his home. No. iib; Flfth-ave., last night, but ls
ported to have raid to a mart at the Hueklngh
Jlotel that the so-called heir wan an Impostor.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. '29.?Deputy Internal Hr
nue Ooll?etor E. It. maine this morning tania
his resignation lo Collector Thomas H. -the!|.y,
the Vllth District, to take effect January l, ?
Mr. Blaine resigns to accept a position on ?"
Cosmopolitan" magazine In N?**5,-}r?- Mr Ula
ls a nephew of the lats Junes Q. Blaine.
Augusta. Me., Nov. 29.?John L. Stevens, ex
United States Minister to Hawaii, to-day made
public his r-ply to the strictures and criticisms
on his conduct and motives contained in "Para?
mount" Klnunt's report on the Hawaiian revo?
lution of January last. He says:
"A deep sense of obligation to my country
and an American's duty to defend an insulted,
threatened and struggling American colony,
planted as righteously and ll rm ly on the North
Pacific Isles as our Pilgrim Fathers established
themselves op. Plymouth Kock, demand that I
shall make an answer to the astounding mis?
representations and untruths of Commissioner
mount's report on Hawaiian affairs, a copy of
which I first obtained, with difficulty, Saturday
evening. November 2*>.
"It is proper for me to preface my answer by
briefly alluding to th- fact that those familiar
with Intematlonal rules and proceedings ami
who have had diplomatic experience must be
astonished that Bet reta, jr Gresham and his
Commissioner should make, before the world,
such a persistent effort to discredit the recent
agents of the department they now repreaent.
and which was once represented by Thomas
Jefferson. William L. Marcy. William H.
Seward and James (*,. Maine. The general
adoption of such a policy by our Department of
Foreign Affairs could not fall to weaken greatly
1 out* Influence with foreign countries In any
I ; 'ure effort and serve to make the American
1 diplomatic service contemptible In the eyes of
the v/orld.
0 I "Not only ts the course of CJresham and Blount
,'? extremelv un-Am?rlcan In Its form and spirit,
? but lt ls also in direct opposition to. the civlllz
. ins and Christianizing Influence on the Ha
1 wallan Islands, while it ls playing Into British
'. hands, tn direct opposition to the efforts of the
r i American Hoard of Missions and to the Amer!*
1 i can Oovernment, for more than sixty years, lr
- all of which period there has been a uniform,
jj \ continuous and patriotic American policy. 1
a may also make a preliminary remark regard
jj lui; the repeatedly asserted opinion of thos?
i who have assailed my official action, that 1
'' was prepar-d for and stimulated to lt by th*
j accomplished and thoroughly American states
,: j man wbo occupied the Department of stati
?o ! most of the period of President Harrison's Ad
'?* j ministration.
ic "It lt, sufficient. Afy, say that this expreasec
n surmise ls utterly without foundation. fVha
'r I know and state on thli point accords witl
In what ex-8ecretarT Tracy has recently assertei
jj In that regard. Still more. I may properly ad<
ie ; that the lines of official duty as followed b;
* myself and Captain Wlltse, and the course o
ce j th<> Administration and of the Senate Commit
'** {,;? on Fore-gil Relations, In the critical Ha
e- I wattan days of January and February last
"* were exactly on the lines marked out by Sec
,|. retary Marcy In ISC-, and by Secretary Bayari
?" in his dispatch to Minister Merrill. July U
,,?* 1SHT. Marcy's Instructions anil draft of treat:
provided for annexation Bayard's Instruction
Of is*.; held the I'nited States Minister an
Naval Commander al Honolulu responsible fo
the protection of American life and propert
and the 'preservation of public order.' S
much as a necessary' Introduction to my con
?Mention Of mount's report.
"Not wishing to bs severe on a neophyte I
diplomacy, with little knowledge of the world'
affairs outside his own country, sent on a ver
peculiar errand amid currents and quicksand
entirely unknown to him. h.* has been parti
the victim of circumstances, having been caugr
ln the meshes and snares adroitly prepared fi
him by the cunning advisers of the fallen LU
uokal.ini, and by the shrewd, sharp, long-es
perlenced Urltlsh diplomatic agent, whose alu
and hopes Hlount has served so well, and wit!
out the least suspicion that he was aiding ulfa
llrltish interests even more than he was hell
lng the Hawaiian Monarchists and the Justl
dethroned Queen. It ls clear enough frot
mount's manner on the day of his arrival i
Honolulu, aa well as by his letter to the D.
partment af State written shortly after, that 1
designed, at whatever cost, to repudiate tl
views and action of the recently terminate
Administration, and that in order to do so I
must Impugn the action of Minister Stever
and of the commander of the United States sh!
"A total stranger, lt was Impossible for M
Hlount to know how untieing lt was for hil
to take up his quarters where he was certal
to ba surrounded by Royalists, and where tl
Supporters Of the Provisional (iovernment wottl
bs reluctant to go. The hotel was kept by or
who hud served us Kalakaua's chamberlain, wi
wus on.* of the principal persons In a syndlea'
that had cheated the Hawaiian Oovernment ot
of nearly $100,000. a transaction which Mlnist.
Merrill had officially reported to Secretary Mn:
ard; and this man was the leading membi
Of a tlrm that sought to do its chief buslne:
with Bngtand, a thoroughly unprincipled opp
nent of the Provisional (Jovcrnnient and i
American predominance In the Islands. He er
ployed .is hts settee assistant In managing tl
hotel a highly educated Knglishman of di
reputable character, who had written in tl
Hawaiian British newspaper, under anonym,,i
signature, articles abusive of the United Stat
and grossly falsifying our Government's trea
ment of the Indians. This man had a mo
unsavory record while residing in the Unit.
States, and has been a hitter assailant i
American officials in American newspapers?
the paid service of the fallen Queen he hr
written whatever she and her immoral favorlt
Wilson, have asked him to write.
"Residing at that hotel, Mr. Blount waa und
^ the constant espionage of the palace advent,
ind er**- Aa a precautionary safeguard against th
"?jv shutting out the Americana from ready acec
to Commissioner Blount, a. wealthy and high
respectable widow lady of the American color
was ready to jrant the use of her house to J,
and Mrs. Rlount. the Commissioner to pay t
same amount lt would cost him to live nt t
Royalist's hotel. This private house was sit
ated near the United States Legation in t
v I quarter of the city where Annexatlonists .,
red Roynllata could have unobstructed access
of the Commissioner, and where he could _,
?M. venlently avail himself of the Lea-It.?
g Th,, polite offer of a? *?&'??*?
I an Amsrtcan Commlwlonor did not ortona*li
visional Governm?nt have anything whatever to
do with the proposed agreement. A committee
of three American citizens, born and educated
in the United States, the superiors of Mr. Blount
In education and manners, men who had not
taken part In the revolutionary proceedings of
the previous weeks, went on board the Rush
when that vessel came Into the harbor, whits
lt was courteously meeting Mr. and Mrs. Blount
on their arrival.
"At the request of the three American gen?
tlemen I Introduced them to Mr. Blount. Hla
manner of receiving their visit repelled them,
and they asked me to state the reasons why lt
would be pleasant to him, and better for all
concerned, not to go to the Royalist's hotel,
but to take residence on neutral ground, where
he would be master of his own surroundings.
As delicately as I could do so, I stated the off<-r
of the committee of hts countrymen, pointing
out to him that by accepting their proposition
he would be near the archives of the Legation,
which he could conveniently use, which I would
be pleased at once to place at his disposal.
Brusquely, not to say insultingly, he refused the
courteous and honestly intended offer of his
countrymen, and at once placed himself amid
Royalist and ultra-British suroundlngs. ths
British Legation being near this Royalist's
hotel, at which the British Minister soon took
residence and living. The effort in his report
to cast imputation on the Provisional Oovern?
ment and myself as to the offer of the Ameri?
can house to an American Commissioner will
be estimated at its true value by the American
"Commissioner Blount's manner toward ms
In the following weeks I would not allude to
here were lt not absolutely necessary to do so.
It ls well known to all who have knowledge
of diplomatic rules and customs that when a
new diplomatic agent arrives at the capital
to whose government he ls accredited hl3 prede?
cessor and the occupant, of the Legation should
receive him courteously, proffer his services to
his successor, inform him ol' the existing state
of affairs, and, as soon as convenient, give him
access to the Legation archives. This I did
promptly, and had he availed himself of the
kind offer of his countrymen as to residence he
could have occupied the room at the Lega?
tion containing the official records, which I was
ready to offer him. He coldly repelled my
kindly intentioned offers, did not allow me to
show to him the customary forms of Intro?
ducing him to the foreign diplomatic officials
| and to the chief public men of Honolulu. How
much of his singular course In these regards
was due to want of knowledge, and how much
to his already matured purpose to make out a
case against the United States Minister, the
Naval Commander and the Provisional Gov*
ernment, the American public must Judge.
"All insinuations and Implications in Blount's
report that I was averse to his access to Le?
gation records are a shameless perversion of
facts. To show the character of the men Into
whose environment he so quickly placed him?
self. I took to him the printed dispatches of
Minister Merrill to Secretary Bayard, .the
printed records of the recently adjourned Legis?
lature containing the recorded votes for and
against the lottery gang, the recorded votes
as to the recent changes of Ministers, the official
copy of the lottery charter, evidence of declslvs
value, if he hud really come to Honolulu for
any other purpose than to convict Harrison't
Administration and the Senate Foreign y.ffalrs
Committee of hasty and Ill-advised action in
January and February last. His manner, while
allowing me to leave those important documents
In his room, showed that he cared not to re?
ceive them, and the general drift of his report
Indicates that he did not even read them.
"Ignoring his Inferiority of official rank?which,
according to established rules the world over,
was below ' it of Minister Resident, between a
Consul-General and Charge d' Affaires?with the
utmost effort of will controlling my outraged
sensibilities, while suffering a terrible affliction
at the meant sad drowning of a gifted and be?
loved daughter, I endured this Insolent treat?
ment, after thirteen years of service as United
States Minister without a stain ever before at?
tempted to be made on my ofllrlal honor or my
fidelity to American prestige and to American
interests, never during my seventy-three yeara
of life having lifted my voice, my hand, or my
rifle apainst the flag of this American Republic.
The charges, Implications and insinuations of
Commissioner Blount against President Dole,
Minister Thurston and the other chief men of
the Provisional Government are as baseless and
unjust as those against myself and Captain
Wiltse, now sleeping in his honored grave.
"But lt is well for me to be more specific la
meeting our opponent's recklessly partisan and
ex-pat te statements and arguments. Under tba
date of April 21 he says he disapproved of a
request of the Provisional Government that tha
American forces be landed for drill. I hero
affirm that the Provisional Government never
made such a request. The Provisional Gov?
ernment followed the exact course followed un?
der the Monarchy. Whenever thc Naval Com?
mander desired to drill his men on shore, in
accordance with naval regulations, he so signi?
fied to the United States Minister, who mada
the request of the Hawaiian Government
through the Minister of Foreign Affairs. To
my knowledge, at the period of which Mr.
Blount speaks, tho Provisional Government pre?
ferred that the American soldiers and marines
should not land for drill, because of the possi?
bilities of ill-feeling and broil between the men
of the other naval vessels then In the harbor,
but they granted the requests only as friendly
and customary courtesy.
"What Blount says ubout tho Japanese man*
of-war ls equally ex-parte, absurd and ego.
tlstlc. For weeks after his arrival in Honolulu
he had not even met or spoken with the Jap-.
"r j anese Minister. He had neglected to cull upon
? J the Japanese official, and did not ask me to
'- | take him to the Japanese Legation and Intro*
? duce him to -the Japanese representative.
Touching certain Incidents of suspicion and
alarm in Honolulu regarding some of the Jap?
anese In the Islands, and the sudden appear?
ance there of a powerful Japanese Ironclad, tn
addition to a smaller vessel there. In February
and March, prior to Mr. Blount's arrival. I had
taken the moat prompt precautionary atepo
and fully Informed both Secretaries Foster and
Gresham, who were at the head of the Depart?
ment of State In those montha. How much
aolld foundation there really waa for the ex?
citement and anxiety in Hawaii at that timo
tn regard to the Japanese lt waa impossible
positively to ascertain. But the circumstances
were such that I would have been derelict aa
a Minister of the Unltr I States, which has a
large prepondersnee of intereata and commercial
rlghte In the lalanda, not to have been vigilant
In the discharge of my duty. Several wseka
before the fall of the monarchy I had been
authoritatively Informed that the newly ar?
rived Japanese Commissioner would press on
the Hawaiian Government the demand that ths
Japanese In the lalanda should have the right
of auffraa-e. preciaely as the American. Euro?
pean and native-born Hawaiians enjoyed lt
under the ConatltuHon of 18.7.
"Not long after the Provisional Oovernment
had been established, prior to Blount'a arrival,
I received positive information, both from tho
Japanese Minuter and /from tho Hawaiian

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