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The Herald
Capt. Heyerman Tells How It
k Dramatic Incident, at the
Naval Inquiry.
The Commander of the Ship Lost His
He Sherin Big Briny Tear, He Be.
counts the Heroism and Devotion
of tho Crew-The Wreck
to Be Raised.
By the Associated Press.
New Yomk, Feb. 27. —The court ol in
quiry ordered to investigate tbe wreck
of tbe Kearaarge re-convened in the
court martial room at tbe Brooklyn
navy yard today. There was one extra
ordinary Bcene to mark the day's pro
ceedings. Captain Heyerman broke
down while teliing tbe story of tbe
wreck, and the court room was cleared
until be could control bia emotions.
Tbe firat witness was Bear-Admiral
Stanton, who told in detail tbe story of
tbe Kearaarge's voyage from tbe time
she Bailed irom Fort-au-Prince until aho
struck on Roncador reef. Then Captain
Heyerman was called. After etating in
reply to tbe judge advocate tbat tbe re
ports printed in tbe public press
were substantially correct, Heyerman
was asked if he had saved any of
tbe ship's records, particularly tbe
"rough" and "emooth" log booke.
"I made twoattempts," said he, "after
the vessel struck, to aave the log books,
as well ac tbe night order book, know
ing tbey would be wanted as exhibits
in the investigation which I knew would
follow. 1 was, however, only able to
save my life."
Heyerman identified several charts
which had been in nee on tbe K-.tr
sarge. Questioned as to his confidence
in tho cbartß and instruments on board
tbe Kearaarge, the commander eaid:
' I hail no doubt aa to tbe accuracy of the
charts and instruments on board, ihe
night sextant waa a little out of gear,
nut tbe other instruments were in per
fect condition."
Heytrman, answering Judge Advo
cate Kelly's queations. laid he bad been
in tbe navy since 1861 and had com
manded the Yantic, Kearaarge and
i'eusacola. Reverting to tbe day of tbe
' wreck, Heyerman described the condi
. .. ..... . . . .J .1 w .It. n.(7lt! -
same's striking on the reef. He re
ceived reports of the navigator at inter
vals. The latitude taken was by tbe
ship's running.
"I was sure the Kearsarge was so far
to tbe north of Honcador reef, that I
was well clear of it," aaid he. "I
bad iookouta on the top gallant yarda
all the afternoon, aud at 5:30 cent an
officer aloft to make sure there waa no
danger in eight. Tbe officer reported
everything all right."
Breakera were first reported at 6:50
o'clock; at the time Admiral Stanton,
the navigator, Caytain Lyman, and the
officer of tbe day were on deck with
"What waa the discrepancy," asked
the judge advocate, "between tbe point
where yon really were and where you
thought you were when you atruck?"
"About aix miles to the southward
and four miles to tbe eastward of tbe
point where I supposed we were from
our reckoning."
There waa, according to Heyerman,
an interval of only two minutes at the
most between the sighting of the white
water and the shock of striking on the
The commanded told how the Kear
sarge was abandoned after it was Been
the vessel was doomed. He also de
scribed the manner in which Seaman
Anderson Robbine lost hia life while
trying to wade from tbe outer reef to
the main key.
Then Heyerman gave in detail the
story of tbe encampment on the key and
the boarding of tbe wreck to obtain pro
visions, and bia unsuccessful search for
tbe night order book. He gave a vivid
description of the camp life and the
Robinson Crusoe bill of fare served dnr
ing the stay on tbe key. The arrival of
tbe City of Para and the embarkation of
the crew were interestingly recounted by
While describing tbe exemplary con
duct of tbe officers and crew while
lying at tbe wharf, ac well as all during
the trying days on tbe key, Heyerman
became visibly affected at the recollec
tion of tbe men'a apparent deep res
pect and love for bim. The recalling of
this devotion on the part of the crew
proved too much for the bronzed com
mander, and hie mouth twitched at the
corners and big tears welled up into hia
eyee. He finally bad to atop owing to
bia emotion. When be bad recovered
hiß composure. Heyerman concluded
bis testimony witb details of the return
trip to New York.
The court then adjourned nntil to
A Bill Favorably Reported to the House
for id Appropriation*
Washington, Feb. 27. —The remains
of the Kearaarge will be raised from
Koncador reef, if the house committee
on naval affairs bas its way. Today
the committee voted to report favorably
the bill of Blair of New Hampshire, but
wbb more generous tnan Blair proposed.
While his bill would appropriate $30,000,
tbe committee decided to raise tbe sum
to $45,000 with the proviso that the
wrecking company shall receive not
more than $10,000 if the attempt is a
failure. Several proposals for raising
the Kearearge have been made. Wreck
ing companies have represented that the
attempt would he a perfectly feasible
McEttry of Massachusetts introduced
* bill to incorporate an organisation
orined by veterune who served on the
lvearsar B e during the war. It is called
the Kearsarge Association of Naval Vat*
erans. The survivors intend to collect
mementoes of the old vessel, and when
tbe organization cornea to an end tbey
will be given to the Smithsonian insti
Secretary Herbert today cent to Cam
mings of the bouse committee on naval
affaire a letter indorsing the project of
rescuing the Kearaarge. The secretary
urged tbat any action toward rescue be
taken at once. The naval committee
therefore sought to eecure immediate
consideration for a bill framed according
to tbe eecretary's suggestions. Bland
demanded tbat the Bilver debate pro
ceed, adding that tbe Kearsarge rescue
and other projects would have to wait
until tbe silver bill was disposed of.
union pacific affairs.
A Multiplicity or Orders Affecting the
VPa*-e acliedale.
Omaha, Feb. 27.—0n application of
General Solicitor Thuraton of the Union
Pacific system, Judges Caldwell and
Sanborn of the federal court iesued an
order, in view of the inharmonious de
cisions of the various district courts on
the proposed uew wage schedule of tho
receivers, to the effect that the re
ceivers shall grant leave of ab
sence and traveling expenses to
representatives of tha employees on
all parte of tbe system to March 15th, to
confer with Receiver S. H. H. Clark on
the points ot difference, and that all
points not agreed on by March 27th
shall be laidbefore tbe court for adju
dication, the new schedule meantime
being abrogated. It was explained that
the receivers at the meeting in New
York last week decided to abrogate the
proposed new schedule.
Judge Dundy of the district court Bays
tbe order by Judges Caldwell and San
born does not affect the standing of hie
Denver Fe'). 27. —Judge Riner, in tbe
United Statei court today, ordered the
receivers of the Union Pacific to keep
all agreements between the employees
and tbe company in force in all parts of
Colorado until furtber notice.
Little Interest In the Approaching Elec
tion.—Thirty-two Aleu Killed by
the Sinking of the Iraua
port Mercario.
Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 27.— ,
1894, by the Associated Presß.J—Tn
United States consul at Bahia, 11. P.
McDaniel, telegraphs tbat all is quiet
in the harDo'r." The appioacbiug elec
tion, March Ist, attracts little attention
here, and the general opinion seems to
be that tbe government candidates will
win wherever the government rules
supreme. It now appears that 30 men
and two officers were killed on board
the insurgent transport Venus, formerly
Mercurio, deatroyed Thursday laat.
Washington, Feb. 27. —The secretary
of atate haß received a cablegram from
United Statea Minister Thurston at Rio
saying it is reported that the insurgents
have captured Lapa. This is supposed
to mean the town of Sapo, eight miles
below Deeterro. The minister also ca
bles that the government intenda to
prolong tbe state of siege at Rio until
tbe 28tb inst.
Flamee Break Oat Afresh After a Lapse
of 20 Hoars.
San Fbancibco, Feb. 27. —The exact
amount of inaurance on tbe stock of tbe
Golden Rule bazaar, which waa de
stroyed by fire last night, foots up $142,
--000, divided between 23 companies.
Tbe loss incurred is placed at $180,000.
Tbe salvage is estimated at $20,000.
Although the fire was practically con
trolled at 11 o'clock last night, and
streams continually played upon tbe
ruins until morning, the smoldering
debris broke ont into flames afresh at
6:30 thia evening:, requiring several
more engines which responded to an
alarm to subdue them.
Trouble Over h Land Claim.
Walnut Creek, Cal., Feb. 27.—> For
sometime past there bas been a suit
pending between Joseph Naphtaly, a
San Francisco attorney, and F. Smith,
over the of some land in th-ie
vicinity, claimed by both. Smith, who
occupied tbe land, was ejected by the
sheriff last Saturday, pending a decision
of the court. A messenger hurried to
town tonight with information that
Smith, with 20 men armed with Win
chesters, had again taken possession.
Serious trouble ia anticipated.
Death of a Veteran Artlat.
Santa Barbara, F"eb. 27.—Henry
Chapman Ford, a well-known artist,
died today. Mr. Ford bas been identi
fied witb the profession many years.
He was formerly a resident of Chicago.
He was at one lime president of the
Chicago academy of design. He re
moved to Santa Barbara in the 70's on
account of ill health.
National Leag-ue Magnates.
Nbw York, Feb. 27.--The National
league baseball magnates today closed
the Beaeiou alter adopting a number of
amendments to the rules and a schedule
of games for the coming season. The
season opens April 15th. Harry \\' right,
"father of the national game," was ap
pointed chief umpire.
The Harrison Party.
Kansas City, Feb. 27.—Ex-President
Harrison and party passed through
Kansas City thia afternoon on tbe way
to California. They left on the Califor
nia express orer the Santa Fe at 1:05
Tooth brushes. We carry a complete
line and sell tbem at 10, 15, 20, 25, 36,
40 and 50 couts, and guarantee every
brush. Littlebuy's Pharmacy, 311 South
Spring street.
Thurston's Millinery and California
Straw Works, 204 8. Main etreat, oppo
site third.
Southern Pacific Officials Do
Not Relish It
They Kick Because It Works
Both Ways.
A Proposition to Bring 10,000 People !
from York State.
The Atchison Hakes a S2O Rato from
the Mississippi River to San Fran
cisco—The Mis.oar! Pacific
Enters the Fray.
By the Associated Press.
San Francisco, Feb. 27.—The South
ern Pacific people are at a loss for an
explanation of the action of tho Santa
Fe officials in making the railroad cut
both ways. "We wouldn't have ob
jected bo much if the low rate bad been
made applicable only to weßtbonnd
.raffle," said General Passenger Agent
Goodman. The explanation, however,
seems to be very easily found in the fact
tbat a great majority of tbe people from
the east who are at present in California
are possessed of return tickets, so that
the business that will be done under tbe
new schedule will be with new cus
tomers —people living in California
who may desire to go east.
A startling proposition.
Aaeietant General Paßsenger Agent
Donaldson was treated to a surprise
.yesterday. A business-like gentleman
dropped into bis office and uufolded a
proposition to bring 10,000 pereons out
from New York state and that vicinity,
provided he could get a rate tbat would
be satisfactory. As an evidence of good
faith, he made Mr. Donaldson a tender
of a $10,000 check. His proposition is
to bring 6000 people ont at one time and
4000 at another. The startling propor
tions of the proposition took away the
breath of the Southern Pacific repre
sentative, and be took the matter under
WILL bk in thb fray.
About the Southern Pacifio offices
nothing new was to be learned, aeide
irom what ia stated above regarding tbe
situation. What action tbe Southern
Pi citic will take In the premises bas not
officiKllv reached the Southern Pacific
offices hb yet, a though it is a foregone
conclusion that it will be in tbe fray in
" ***** cut.
Chicauo. rex. T . '. . .„
met the *20 rate oT iA e J}± c
from the Missouri river to San Francis
co Thia cut is via Mojave, not Loe
Angeles. The Atcbieon expects to make
no further reduction unleas compelled
by tbe Southern Pacific.
Kansas City, Feb. 27.—The Missouri
Pacific alao entered tbe fray in the Cali
fornia rate war today. Tbe aame rate
as other roads was made and it will
route paasengers via Pueblo and Ogden.
The War or Hate-Cutting Goee On
A poor.
The railroad magnates have their
Bcalping knives out and the war of rate
cutting goes on apace. It haa all the
appearance of a bitter contest in which
one or the other of the two great trans
continental lines, tbe Southern Pacific
or tbe Santa Fe, is sure to be hurt, or
possibly both.
The Santa Fe made tbe first attack,
but the Southern Pacific has retaliated
in good shape.
Yesterday Assistant General Freight
and Passenger Agent Crawley of the
Southern Pacific received the following
dispatch from the main office at San
Francisco, which is the latest move on
the battle-field:
Commencing March 3d, the following
rates will be made by the Southern
Pacific company and its connecting
First-class continuous trip to Sioux
City, Council Bluffs, Omaha, Pacific
Junction,Atchinson, Leavenworth, Kan
sas City, San Antonio, Honston or Gal
veston, $20.
To same points as above and return,
tickets good 60 days, continuous trip in
each direction, $35.50.
To Chicago, firat-class continuous trip,
Ronnd trip, limited to 60 days, con
tinuous trfp each way, $55.50.
To St. Louie, firat-claaa continuous
trip, $27.50.
A Chinese Ulrl Objeota to Being Hold
Joto Slavery.
Denver, Feb. 27.— J. B. Lycan, jus
tice of tbe peace at Black Hawk, bas ap
pealed to tbe police of Denver to pre
vent the Bale of Lillie Lang Sou, the first
Chinese girl born in Colorado, by ber
father, toa wealthy Chinese merchantof
this city, wbo already has two wives,
bnt wantß tbe girl, 15 years old, as tbe
third. Lillie cent a Chinaman to Jus
tice Lycan witb a meßeage, asking him
to save her. Secretary Thompson of
tbe Humane society is investigating the
Criminal Libel.
Nebraska City. Neb., Feb. 27.— Z. T.
White, one of tbe parties who recently
banged in effigy J. Sterling Morton and
hie eon, Carl Morton, was today found
guilty of criminal libel. Tbe penalty is
$500 tine and cix months in tbe county
Dr. French oi Philadelphia, Pa., guar
antees his nerve and brain tabiete to
cure in every case or relunds tbe money.
For sale by Off & Vaughn, druggists,
corner Fourth and Spring streets.
Fitzgerald, music dealer, lias removed
to 113 South Spring atre.it.
Several M altera of Interest IB the Su
perior Court.
San Bernardino, Feb. 27.—P. J.
Stockmen and others, have ined oat •
temporary injunction against A. Q.
Kendall, lax collector of tbe Olive irri
gation district, restraining him from j
eelling plaintiff's land for delinquent
taxes duo tha district. The grounds of
action are based npou informalities in
levying tba tax, no eleotion having been
held for th* purpose of voting the tax.
This morning Judges Otis and Oaiap
bell, Sitting in banc, heard argument in ;
certiorari proceedings, reviewing tbe I
action of the board of supervisors in re- '
classifying this county, taking it from i
the tenth and plaoing it in the twelfth ;
class. H. W. Nisbet represented the
complainants, A. N. Kumber and Judge j
Curtis tbe supervisor*. Tha points !
raised were whether the legislature bad
authority, under the constitution, to |
delegate suoh powor to boaids of super
visors, and also whether such reclassifi
cation should not have been made ac
cord ng to the last federal census. The
court took the case under advisement.
Jamee Gordon Bennett's Namouna Came
In Second.
Genoa, Feb. 27.—A steam ya:ht race
from Cape Martin to this placo was ran
today and proved to be exciting. Tbe
weather was fine and tbe sea perfectly
calm. The yachts started from tbe cape
at 9:06 a. m. Tbe Fauvette, from Havre,
led and tbe Roxana, owned by Prince
Leuchtenburg, was second. James
Gordon Bennett's Namouna passed
tbe Roxana at 10:50 a. m. and closely
pressed tbe Fauvette; tbe latter, bow
ever, crossed the line at tbe Genoa light
house at 2:22 p. m.; tbe Namouna
passed at 2:27. Tbe pace, therefore,
was 15 knots an hour. The Sebastapol
yacht, Forae, crossed the line at 2:30;
tbe Roxana at 2:40 p. m., and tbe Eros,
owned by Baron Arthur Rothschild, at
Lieutenant Young Describes the Lait
Day* or the Monarchy—He saw
the Queen When she
Waa Drunk.
Washington, Feb. 27.—Tbe decidedly
more racy chapter in tbe bulky volume
of Hawaiian testimony is Lieutenant
Lucien Young's description of tbe last
days of tbe monarchy. Lieutenant
Young was tbe officer oj the Bastoa-jr:'"'
H _. — »v« closing ceremonies of the
Hawaiian parliament in an official ca
pacity at tbe request of Captain Wiltse.
Lientenant Young's description of tbe
scene is picturesque in tbe extreme. He
"I was shown a seat assigned me in
the legislative hall, a little to tbe left
and in front of the rostrum where the
speaker used to sit, and which the qneen
used when she read ber proclamation.
I believe it was about tbe funniest af
fair I ever saw in my life—a circus. The
queen looked at me rather savagely,
and did not return my salutation with
any cordiality at all. I noticed she
acted in a peculiar way. First, when
she was reading her proclamation, I i
thought sbe bad a little stage fright,
but in the reception room I saw she was I
under the influence of a stimulant, in
fact, drunk. Tbere is no question in
my mind about it at all."
Two Prlaonere Shot in Their Cells at
Mountain Home, Ark.
Little Hock, Ark., Feb. 27.—A spe
cial to tbe Gazette from West Plains,
Mo., says: Wesley Anderson and Bud
Carter, in jail at Mountain Home, Ark.,
were lynched by a mob of 250 men last
nigbt. The sheriff appealed to the mob
to desist, but tbey unlocked the door.
Tbe poor wretches begged for mercy,
and when the leaders of the mob
called for Nos. 85, 86 and 94,
immediately three big fellows,
masked, stepped forward and began fir
ing into the prisoners' bed with Win
chesters and shotguns. Four or five
volleys were tired, when numbers 17,
72 and 125 were called forward and
fired several more volleys. The leaders
seeing tbey were not yet dead, ordered
another volley tired, and when it was
apparent tbat life was extinct the mob
marched away, leaving no trace of
their identity.
Dan Creedon and Dick Monro Fight Ten
Ronnds In Boston.
Boston, Feb. 27. —A bont between
Dan Creedon of Australia and Dick
Moore of St. Paul ended in a draw.
Two thousand people were present. In
the sixth round Moore was knocked
down and lay until nine seconds wsre
counted. The next four rounds were
give and take, and at the end of tbe
tenth round it was called a draw.
Creedon had the best of the tight and
was stronger than Moore at the finish ;
be was more scientifio and the harder
Cladding's Will Contested.
San Francisco, Feb. 27.—George L.
(iladdinir, son of the late Charles L.
Gladding, wfe» died recently, leaving an
estale of $20f$Hpf today began action in
court to have his lather's will set aside,
lie alleges that the deceased was of un
sound mind and incompetent at the
time of tbe execution of hie will, Charles
(iladding cuts his son George off witb
$600, declaring in his will that experi
ence had taught him tbat bis eon would
not make proper übs of any substantial
Sentenced to the Gallows.
San Francisco, Fsb. 27.—Pattifk J.
Sullivan, who stabbed his dissolute
wife to death on Kearny etreet, in No
vember, 1892, waa today sentenced by
.lodge Seawell to be hanged at San
Quentiu on April 20th.
Democratic Senators Haw »
Warm Time.
Tbey Are Still Caacusftirij oj
the Tariff Bill.
Concessions 1 Obtained at tbe Paint of
the Bayonet.
Senator White Satisfied With tho »Vl»e
and Fruit Schedules—Senate and
Hauls Proceedings—New
Bills, Kta.
By Die Associated Frets.
Washington, Feb. 27.—Tt»e Demo
cratic caucus today was rather warm.
One of tbe senators said concessions had
been made in the bill in favor of certain
interests at tbe point of the bayonet.
Brice said if concessions were made to
tbe sugar interests to catch votes to
help carry the bill, and to other interests
west of the Mississippi river, he did not
see what was left for tbe representatives
of his state and of the eastern states, ex
cept to get tbeir guns and force them at
tbe point of the bayonet, as the others
had done.
Tbe caucus decided to put machinery
for the mannfactnre of cotton on the
free list.
When tbe roll of states was called
White of California, the Alabama sena
tors and Gorman reserved their speeches
till tomorrow, when it is expected they
will close the general debate. Tbe pro
gramme then is that tbe bill will then
be gone over by schednles and the com
mittee instrncted by tbe suggestion or
votes of the cancue as to what changes
shall be made. That was the under
standing when the caucus adjourned
this evening, though it may be npset
and some new programme sprung be
fore tbe closing speeches.
Sentiment indicated a disposition to
allow a revenue dnty on BUgar, bat noth
ing in the way of discrimination or pro
tection for tbe refined article.
Tbere was talk for coal and iron and
for lead by varions senators, bat very
little could be shown as to bow the sen
ators viewed these matters.
Tbe eastern senators opposed tbe in
come tax strenuously, but the impres
sion is tbat there will not even be de
manded a vpte on the proposition to
strike it out.
The bant for coal was led fay the West
A irgima senators.
White of California is quite well satis
fied with ihe bill as prepared by tha
committee, tbe fruit and wine schedules
being ac good as be could expect.
The members of tbe finance commit
tee feel that tbey can at any time secure
a majority of tbe caucus, bat tbey say
tbey do not wish to resort to harsh
measures in tbeir desire to present a
bill which will be sure of solid party
support and prevent tbe airing of party
differences in open senate. Tbey will
not resort to this test for the present.
Penes Apologize* for Hie Bnde Re
Washington, Feb. 27.—Pence's speech
yesterday, in wnich be struck right and
left at his colleagues in the house, cat a
prominent figure in today's proceedings.
Pence's references to Hainer had been
incorrectly reported, and rising to a
question of privilege, be took occasion to
apologize for tbe personalities he had
indulged in, but Cooper of Indiana was
not satisfied and gave him a severe
Again today Bland was unable to
muster a qnorum on his motion to close
tbe debate on the seigniorage bill, so he
allowed tbe debate to run on without
Alter the reading of tbejonrnal, Pence
of Colorado rose to a personal explana
tion. He said at the close of yesterday's
session, tbe honse bad retnsed to al
low bim to go on with the explanation
he was making. This morning he dis
covered that an alleged news agency
had erroneously reported his remarks in
regard to Hainer of Nebraska, and he
had immediately written a letter of
apology, which he cent to the clerk's
desk and had read. He added that he
thought to avoid a more explicit apol
ogy to the gentleman from Nebraska for
what bad been said in tbe heat of de
bate, following tbe direct charge that he
had said he desired to see the Bland
bill defeated.
After Cooper bad finished his roast on
Pence, closing by a reminder that as the
latter bad large interests in silver mines,
and therefore bad a direct pecuniary in
terest in the pending legislation, he
should be careful how he attacked tbe
motives of other members. Cuuimings
(Dem.) of New York jumped to his feet
and brought down a laugh by shouting:
"If in order, I suggest that now is the
opportune time for some one to apolo
gize for his remarks with reference to
tbe New York Democracy."
Then camej Bland's objection to con
sideration of tbe bill for saving the
Kearaarge wreck, and a motion to close
tbe debate on the eeigniorage bill at 3
o'clock tomorrow. This started flli
bvßtering once more and Bland with
drew his motion.
Tbe house went into committee of the
whole for further debate without limit.
Bowers (Rep.) of California, in sup
pott of the seigniorage bill, was followed
by Allen of Mississippi in a humorous
speech in favor of tbe bill. Other
speakers were: Cannon of Illinois in
opposition, and Bryan of Nebraska in
favor ot the bill. At tbe close of Bryan's
speech the house, at 4:40. adjourned.
A Short Sesalen and Little of Import.
■no* Transacted.
Washington, Fob. 27.—Xbe senate
held another brief session today, in
which nothing of importance was ac
complished, and at 1:20 adjonrned, alter

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