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OPEN FOR THE SUNDAY HERALD VOL. XLIII. NO. 135 AT OUTS WITH THEMSELVES Insurrection Threatened on an Indian Reservation THE BRAVES ARE DIVIDED Strange State of Affairs for Wbicb tbe Agent Is Blamed CMeftalns Looking for Supremacy All the Same as Politicians In a City Ward Special to the HERALD, Indio, Feb. 22.—Chances for a fight within the next four or five days, between the factions of the tribe of Coaiiuilla In dians who should occupy one reservation in Riverside county, near this place, is exceedingly good. The various factions of the tribe have been quarreling among themselves for nearly two years, and the trouble bus now reached a point where the redskins arc ready to fight. The hereditary chief of the tribe is an old man 80 years of ago, named Cabazon. He suc ceeded to the chieftainship some years ago, when his father died at the green old age of 140 years, he the father, having been one of the builders of the San Ga briel Mission. Until the advent of In dian Agent Rust, about four years ago, the tribe lived in peace and Cabazon ruled supreme. The Indians were scattered in villages over the two sections (31 and 32) of their reservation, and many of them lived in tepees outside of the reservation, where the males worked for the railroad company, coaling engines at Indio or working as section bands, but all yielded implicit obedience to Chief Cabazon, or "Bushy Head," as the name is trans lated. The chief governed the villages by appointing over each a captain, who kept the men in order. During Agent Rust's term of office he is said by the Indians to have traveled from village to village and robbed them of the baskets they make and other curios which they manufactured to sell to tour ists. The main diet of the tribe on the outlying reservation is mesquite beans, and hence the few pennies they secured from the sale of curios were of immense value to them, inasmuch as it allowed them to purchase delicacies in the way of bacon, etc. The Indians complained to Cabazon that Rust was robbing them and that some of his Captains helped him to do it. The Chief investigated the com plaints, and refused to take any action in the matter. Then it was that Joaquin Torres, one of the tribe, revolted, and with a number of followers set up a scp erate camp or reservation on the other Bide of the valley from Indio. Torres ap pointed captains and they interfered with the captains of Cabazon. The outcome was that Torres one day arrested one of Chief Cahazon's captains on the charge of shooting cattle and tied him up in his camp. Cabazon's people, who number about 350, to 100 in the rival camp, made a sortie and released their captain and took j orres.the rival Chieftain captive, and tak ing him to Salton, imprisoned him. This was about four months ago. Torres' people applied to the new Indian Agent Francisco Estudillo to release Torres and make Ca b:»zou behave, and he at once went to the reservation to investigate. He called for the Indians to meet him, and, after hear ing tiie testimony on both sides, ordered Torres released, Chief Cabazon, under the penalty of arrest, to leave the Indio vil lage aud reside near Walters, and directed Antone Ilazon, one of Cabazon's captains, under arrest and sentenced him to jail for fifteen days and to do five days' work for Torres, the rival chief. The situation today was simply this: Cabazon's people say their captain, An tone Razon, must and shall be released, or they will go over to Torres' camp and release him; Cabazon says he will not re move from Indio reservation and will defy arrest, and Torres' people say An tone Kazon shall work five days for them, and if Cabazon comes over with his peo ple—well, some of them will stay there. All the above story is necessary to follows. Heretofore the Coahuillas have been the most tractable of Indians, but they are redskins just the same, and have lying dormant in their nature all the savagery and courage of their ancestors. Until now they have been practically an unarmed people as well as a peaceful one. But things are changed. The males, or bucks, of both factions have been working for the rail road, earning $7 a week, and the females have earned money selling baskets. They have, in consequence, money to buy guns anil ammunition, and Cabozon's men and Torres' followers have laid in a sup ply of both. This I know, for I have seen them. Before going to call on Cabazon on his reservation I hunted up Captain Jim, Torres' representative in Indio, who works there and acts as a spy to keep Torres posted upon Cabazon's movements. Captain Jim shovels coal when not poking around Tingman's store to listen to the Indian talk. He talked to me through an alleged interpreter, his son, who talks worse pigeon English than the average Chinese who has been in this country six months. He defended Torres, and said "Bushy Head" was too old and too much tieil up with the Government officers to be of any good to his people any more. When it came to the question of what the Indians in Torres' camp and village would do if Cabazon and his men came over to release Anton Razon, Captain Jim smiled, not a childlike and bland smile, but a grin that gave his mouth a snarl, and he said: "Let Cabazon and his men come." The trip to the reservation of Cabazon Vivas made early in the morning. I ex pected an interpreter to meet me there, ami had been cautioned to allow no one to know 1 was going. The tramp wasn't such a long one, but it was lonesome, with only sand, sagebrush and an occasional coyote scurrying away in the early dawn. When I reached Cabazon's camp the Indians were up, but were anything but hospitable, My Interpreter had failed me but he told me enough the day before to enable me to look around for myself aud THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORmJfG, FEBRUARY 23, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES find out what I wanted, namely whether or not there were arms in the camp. I began asking for Cabazon and poking around the huts. The Indians couldn't talk English and I couldn't their lingo, so I failed to see Cabazon but I did see both rifles, shotguns and pistols in the huts and hovels. About the time I had made half the rounds of the camp a stalwart Indian caught me by the shoulder with no gentle grip, and turning my face toward Indio walked me out of camp. I went home and later in the day Cabazon, the chief, came iv to town. Securing an interpreter I talked to him. The old chief is wily as they make them and it took a long, long talk before I succeeded in getting him angry enough to express himself. When he did talk his eyes snapped, and his gr\y beard and bushy hair fairly bristled. "I am the Chief of the Coahuil las,"he said, "and as chief I should and will rule my people. Until Rust came to bother us, I had no trouble. Now I have much. I have been patient, but this must end soon. lam going to let the white man have one more chance. They say I must leave Indio and go to Walters. I will not do it. Let them arrest me if they can. I cannot live at Walters. My place s chief is anywhere among my people I choose to stay, and I choo c to stay in Indio. My captain is arrested, and they say he must work for Torres. He shall: not. lam going to let my white friends try to have the order removing me to j Walters and the order arresting my cap tain rescinded. lam patient. I am go ing to Los Angeles to help them. If the orders are not rescinded, then Chief Caba zon must speak to his own people," and the old chieftain waived his band to ward twenty or thirty stalwart bucks.who j had collected near the door of the room where we were talking. Where they came from and when they a rived I cannot say, but I was told that they were there to see that no harm came to Cabazon, they be lieving I wanted to arrest him. Friends of mine who talked his language, notably Mr. Tingman, soon convinced both Caba zon and his followers that I meant no harm to the chief, and a treat all around fixed things. "Will you fight if the orde s are not re scinded?" I asked Chief Cabazon. "We will fight," he answered. "How do you mean; with guns and knives, or by law?" I asked. "Time enough, time enough for that," he answered. "I am patient, very patient, but I must have my rights. The President told me I should have them, and I will. My boys, my children will help me. Many who are with Torres do not want to stay. They will come back. This is all. I will not go away and Razon must be released. That is all," and the chief stalked away with a dignity that sat well upon his age but was ludicrous when you got a glimpse of his costume, composed of an overcoat, with the thermometer at 90, a vest, a pair of overalls and a slouch hat tied under his chin with a leather shoestring. The people here, who have lived for years among the Coahuillas, are unani mous in the opinion that unless careful and speedy work is done to heal the dif ferences of the tribs, bloodshed will re sult. They say the young bucks are eager to fight, spoiling for a row, and all that is needed is a few drinks of whisky and a word from Cabazon to start them going. These people talk the language of tbe In dians and overhear their private confer ences. One man told me today that if Cabazon came back from Los Angeles and said he had to move, or if he was arrested there, tbe Indians of his camp would move on Torres at once. "The white people think because the redskins have always been a peaceable lot they will always be so, but I tell yon, no. When Cabazon went and captured Torres there would have been a bloody battle if Torres' men had been armed. Now both sides are heeled and if trouble starts look out for blood. My own opinion is that Cabazon will have to be sustained if trouble is averted. He is their hereditary chief and iv their hearts the Indians re spect him." Cabazon will be in Los Angeles Monday for a final answer to his plea to be let alone himself, allowed to govern his peo ple and have his Captain released from Torres' camp. Upon the answer he re ceives, those who know Cabazon and his people say, trouble or peace depends. FATALITY FOLLOWS FIGURES A Tbirteen-Year-Old Youngster Kills a Playmate Th* Old Story of the Boy and the dun Repeated Away Up In Washington Walla Walla, Wash., Feb. 22.—Charles, the six-yeir-old son of T. J. Ross, a mei cbantof this city, today was shot in the head and killed by Arthur Isitt, a thir teen-year-old hoy. Isitt used a 22-calibre rifle. Various versions are given as t the intention of Isitt. He says he shot accidentally, but a companion says that Isitt hud threatened the Koss child sev eral times during the morning. Isitt bears a bad reputation. He is in the coun ty jail and will have a hearing tomorrow. The Bennington Disabled San Francisco, Feb. 22.—Advices from Acapulco by the steamer City of Sydney say that the United States gunboat Ben nington is at Acapulco in a disabled con dition, in spite of statements to the con trary. On the way from San Francisco to Acapulco the crown sheet of one of the boilers caved down. The Bennington was at Mare Island Navy Yard nearly four months undergoing repairs before she sailed for the south. Fractured Civil Service Laws San Francisco, Feb. 22. —Much com ment has been caused by the appointment of E. I. Phelps as inspector of dry goods in disregard of the special examination held under civil service rules. In the examination tiie following percentages were made: Boland 83.iM, Phelps 70.27, Killduff 77.25. Boland is considered a practical dry goods man, and was regard ed as the best adapted for the place. Local importers will seek an explanation of this violation of civil service rules. The appointment wua made by Collector Wise. HE CAME AFTER COLUMBUS George Washington's Birthday Generally Observed CHERRY TREE AND HATCHET Children and Statesmen Remember the Father of the Country Citizens, Soldier* and Others Throughout the Country Parade and Pay Tribute to America's Savior Chicago, Feb. 22.—The Southerners in Chicago celebrated Washington's Birth day by completing the organization o a Chicago Southern Society. The matter has been talked oi for sometime and the final meeting was held at the Auditorium today. It was decided that tho society should not have club features. Washing ton's Birthday will be celebrated annually by a banquet to which the lienerals of the South will be invited. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 22.—Washington's Birthday was more generally observed here than usual today and little business was done. The banks and exchanges were a 1 closed. The Watterson Club celebrated the occa sion with a reception tonight at their i lubhouse. Mr. Shackelford Miller read Washington's farewell address. Memphis, Term., Feb. 22.—The com mercial exchanges, the banks, courts and a number of stores were closed today in honor of Washington's Birthday. There were no other celebrations. Cincinnati, Feb. 22.—The schools cele brated Washington's Birthday today. Business was generally suspended, but there were no parades or celebrations by any organizations. i leveland, 0., Feb. 22.—The day was fittingly observed iv this city by the va rious military organizations. The weather was fine and the parade was viewed by big crowds. The public schools, courts and many business places were closed. The (. leveland Grays, Cleveland's crack military company, left for Xew Orleans this afternoon 400 strong. They will be the guests of the Continental Guards of that city during the Mardi Gras celebra tion. The Grays will act as special escort to His Royal Majesty Rex when he enters the city during the festivities. San Francisco, Feb. 22.—The principal feature of Washington's Birthday celebra tion in Francisco was the gathering of Native Sons and Daughters from neigh boring towns and cities to participate; in the exercises of laying the corner-stono of the new Native Sons' Building, on Ma son street near Geary. Notwithstanding that the day opened'dark and rainy, the clouds cleared away bjfore 11 o'clock, and the street parade proved to be an Impos ing pageant. Besides numerous parlors of Native Sons and Daughters there were in the parade, adding to its pomp and circumstance, the Second Brig ade California National Guards in full force, two companies of Veteran Firemen, six brass bands, us many drum corps and a big detachment of police. THAT PAPAL EDICT An Oregon Bishop Issues a Pastoral Letter Portland, Ore., Feb. 22.—1n pursuance of the recent papal encyclical regarding secret societies, Bishop Junger of Wash ington today issued an official pastoral letter. In the beginning the document says: "Rome has spoken; the case is set tled." The Bishop quotes rules four and five of the Plenary Council of Baltimore. Rule four says: "That all those societies are excommunicated which have their own minister, a chaplain, their own ritual and their own ceremonies in such manner as thereby to become a heretic, schismatic ■ect. *' Rule 5 says: That any society which requires its members, be it under oath or otherwise, not to reveal its secrets to any one, not even to the ecclesiastical author ity, that is, the bishop,or which demands, be it under oath or mere promise from its members, a blind and absolute obedience, is forbidden, under grievous sin, and that members of such a society cannot be ab solved until they actually leave the society or promise to do so at once." Bishop Jungerthen says: "I think I do not exaggerate when I say that the language in which these two rules are couched is not only most plain and ex plicit, but also most emphatic. We must conclude after perusing them that they embrace the ■whole subject and leave nothing unsaid for our guidance. "The church, by her very nature, can not allow her members to join any or ganization with the aims and object of which she is unacquainted. Persons who are not Catholics fail to understand the lull import of this obligation: it is di rectly opposed to the teachings of Pro testantism. The majority of the mem bers of these societies are Protestant; the predominating sentiment in them is Protestantism. The church cannot ap prove or sanction anything that has the character of Protestantism about it, though she loves and yearns for the soul of the individual Protestant." Speaking of the Masonic order the lat ter said: "Irreparable injury has been done, not only to the Catholic religion but to Cath ode nations by the machinations of the Masons. When they became tainted with the spirit of individuality then the Cath olic Church, which was the only opponent that they feare I, was the object of their ce:ise'ess attacks. Today almost all secret societies are infected with liberalism and it is spreading with fear ul rapidity throughout the land." In conclusion the Bishop siys: "The C tholic Church recognizes only one true religion and forbids the members to participate in the religious service of another." Killed on the Stage New York, Feb. 22.— In the trial of the damage suit against Manager French of the American Theater, this city, consid erable expert testimony has been given ior the defense. The plaintiff alleges that her husband died of injuries caused by being kicked by a horse during a per formance of the Prodigal Daughter, at the American Theater. The plaintiff's husband died eight months after the ac cident. Dr. Curren testified that in his opinion John 1. Lawler died of cirrhosis of tho liver from which he was suffering before he was kicked on the stage of the American Theater, and the injuries received in the accident were not the cause of death. The defense asked for a dismissal on the ground that the horse had a right to kick Lawler because of the abuse. Judge Daly refused to dismiss on this ground until further testimony had been given. The case was adjourned un til Monday. NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS The Law of Libel Discussed and Officers Elected New York, Feb. 22.—The American Newspaper Publishers' Association held the final session of its annual meeting at the Brunswick Hotel this afternoon, elected officers and concluded tonight with a banquet ut which 250 persons were pres ent. Tbe morning session today was taken up with executive businses. Addresses were delivered by A. F. Hatch of Chicago and Henry Baker of Boston. Mi. Hatch is the attorney for the Chi cago Herald, and spoke on the scope of the present libel laws. He considered the precnt libel laws of the various states as contradictory, unjust and in many re spects ridiculous. He urged that con certed action be taken to modify them. The afternoon was devoted to the elec tion of officers. The officers elected were: President, C. W. Knapp, St. Louis Re public, to succeed James W. Scott of the Chicago Herald. Vice-President, J. W. Butler, Buffalo News. Secretary, W. C. Bryant, re-elected. Treasurer. H. F. Gunnison, Brooklyn Eagle, re-elected. Executive Committee, F. E. Whitney, S. H. Kauffman, Washington Star; W. W. Seif, Pittsburg Times; Frederick Driscoll, St. Paul Pioneer Press. ONCE MAYOR OF OAKLAND Sad Condition of a Once Prominent Business Man James E. Blethen Now Flagging Trains tor the Southern Pacific Company In Oakland. Oakland, Feb. 22.—01 d and bent and gray, his clothes patched and threadbere, James E. Blethen, once Mayor of Oakland, now Hags the trains of the Southern Pa cific at Seventh and Broadway for $40 a month. Between train times the old man sits on a bench, leans against the Delger Block and either reads the papers or dreams of the days when he was Mayor, and_ could count more friends than any other citizen in Oakland. Up to a certain night in 1882, wdien Mayor Blethen called a special meeting of the City Council and bartered away the water front, Blethen was an honored, popular citizen. He had been iv such favor that he defeated Henry Vrooman for Mayor. But now ex-Mayor Blethen sits on the bench, reads his pa per, and when the local trains appear he picks up two flags—one red and the other white—walks to the center of the street and warns the drivers of approaching street cars and vehicles. In 1880 Blethen was a prosperous mill owner. One day he quietly called a meet ing of Councilmen and it was agreed to withdraw from all suits pending against the Oakland Water Front Company. Pub lic indignation over this bit of legislation was so great that Blethen's friends re fused to speak to him. His business was boycotted and be became insolvent. He removed to Salt Lake. A few years later he returned to Oakland and ran for School Director, but was overwhelmingly defeated. Then he drifted about, occa sionally working at the carpenter trade, but meeting with ill-luck and constant reverses. Recently, woebegone, broken in health, friendless and without hope or ambition, he succeeded in getting the railroad company to remember the Mayor who had stood by them when they needed a Mayor badly, and he was given his present position as flagman at the rail road crossing at Seventh and Broadway. SEIZURES IN BERING SEA This Congress Will Not Be Urged to Pay Indemnity Washington, Feb. 22. — Secretary of State Gresham has decided he will make no further effort to induce Congress to pass the bill appropriating $425,000 to pay damages sustained by British sealing ves sels seized by our naval ships and revenue cutters in Bering Sea before the making of the modus vivendi. If the bill fails now he will proceed immediately to draw up a treaty for submission to the Senate creating an arbitration committee to ad just the claims. The United Staets will have no other course open than this, for we should be dishonored among nations if we failed to carry out the obligations imposed upon us by our voluntary act in submitting the sealing quesition to the Paris arbitration. The Paris arbitration tribunal ruled out all claims for consequential damages and allowed only when the vessels hail actually been seized and where the crews had been imprisoned. Even on this basis the claims amount to nearly $1,000,000. Be sides there were about two score men, officers and crews of the seized vessels who suffered imprisonment, and their claims were compromised by the agree ment made by Mr. Gresham. The Secretary believes if all these claims are submitted to a committee for adjust ment the United Suites will fare much worse than under the terms of the pend ing bill. Lease of the Llndell for Sale St. Louis, Feb. 22.—The lease of the Lindell Hotel, the oldest and most his toric hotel west of the Mississippi river, has been advertised for sale at public auc tion on March 28th, for the nonpayment of rent, taxes aud interest on bonds, etc. This may result in the old hotel passing to other uses. At the time it was built it was the largest hotel in the world. FINANCE WAS THE THEME President of a National Bank Writes Letters PLEA FOR THE 810 DOLLAR Too Much Money Said to Be in the Treasury Reserve Representative Springer Replies That Present Conditions Afford Uncle Sam a New Opportunity Washington, Feb. 22.—The following correspondence which explains itself, has passed between William P. St. John, president of the Mercantile Naional bank of New York, and Mr. Springer, chair man of the committee on banking and cur rency. The first is a letter addressed to Mr. St. Jonh to Mr. Springer, in which the former says: "When your honorable committee in De cember recommended the redemption of United States notes in gold only, at that time under conditions of extraordinary weakness in the treasury, I added that the United States was then able to re deem greenbacks and notes in silver and augh at such consequences. Under the profound conviction that the present condition of the treasury reserve and liberal accumulations of idle money in New York and other money centers afford together a new opportunity to do bo safe ly, I write to beg you to ask the Secretary of the Treasury to exercise the option con ferred upon him by the law to redeem the United States notes in silver dollars. The treasury reserve is now i omposcd of about $105,000,000 gold and only about $15,000,000 of free Bilver. If the secretary will instruct the treasurer and every as sistant treasurer of the United States to meet demands for the redemption of United States and treasury notes in stand ard silver only and continue this for a reasonable time, the achievement will be in all details and in every respect a happy one and no more interest-bearing debt need be created. On the other hand if the Secretary of the Treasury still neg lects this opportunity, the neglect may prove one more just ground for fault find ing with his administration of public fin ance. '' To this letter Mr. Springer replied: "In answer to your letter, permit me to say I am under the profound convic tion that the present condition of the treasury reserve and liberal accumulations of idle money in New York, afford to gether a new opportunity for you to exer cise the discretion conferred on you by law to pay all checks at the bank of which you are president in standard silver dollars. "If you should pursue this course for a reasonable time the achievement would be in all details and in every respect a happy one. On the other hand if you should neglect this opportunity the neg lect may prove one more ground for fault finding with those financiers who preach one doctrine and practice another." A USELESS OFFICE Proposition to Abolish the Office of Solicitor of Internal Revenue Washington, Feb. 22.—The depart mental joint commission, of which Mr. Dockery of Missouri is the head, reported a recommendation to abolish the office of solicitor of internal revenue in the treas ury department and to confer the duties of that oilice on the Secretary of the Treasury. The commission also submited a report upon the proposed reforms in the matter of the examination of the bonds of the United States officials. The report will lie over until the next Congress when Mr. Dockery proposes to make it the basis of a bill effecting changes in the present system of bondingGovernmcnt offi cials. The commission also reported a rcommendation made by the expert ex aminaton which, however, is not endors ed by the commission, to abolish the office of receivers of land otlico and substitute therefor special land inspectors. TALE OF A MALTESE CAT Traveling Around the World Without a Penny "Kitty" Mas (Jot Along In Fine Shape So Far and All the Railway Conductors Like Her Boston, Feb. 22.—A little Maltese cat is beating her way around the world with out the expenditure of a cent. A tag at tached to a cord around her neck tells the story thus: "Came on board at Minneapolis on my trip around the world. Please take the best care of your passenger, via Boston, thence to New York by steamer. "(Signed) Kitty." From ... inncapolis the kitten came over tho "Soo" line to Montreal, via the Con cord and Montreal and Boston and Maine to Boston. Last night she left Boston for New York in care of the baggageman, who will see that she g-ts to New York, via the Fall River line. When she arrives in New York she will be transferred to some ocean steamer. Appointed to Fill a Vacancy Louisville, Ky., Feb. 22.—Major George P.. Easton was today appointed by Gover nor Brown to fill the vacancy on the Ap pellate bench made by the refusal of Judge Sterling B. Stone to accept the position after he was declared elected by the con testing board. The selection meets with hearty endorsement on all sides. Caught by a Cable San Francisco, Feb. 22.—Dan Anderson and Nick Salagas, two laborers, had a Startling experience early this morning. They were repairing the track pulleys on the Sacramento street cable line and had to get down into the groove to work. The cable had been stopped, but it sud denly started. Anderson's right foot was THE SUNDAY HERALD WILL BE WORTH READING PRICE FIVE CENTS severely bruised and Salaga's scalp was lacerated. Tbe cable whirled along over their heads and they could not get out until it stopped some time later. WEAR BLUE RIBBONS The United States Senate Confirms Several Nominations Washington, Feb. 22. —The Senate in ex ecutive session today confirmed the fol lowing nominations: Gideon Bantz, of Xew Mexico, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of New Mexico. Erskine M. Ross, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Juddicial Dis trict, provided for by the act approved February 18th, 1895. Kichard T. O'Connor to be Marshal of the United States for Minnesota. Lieutenant-Colonel F. C. Bainbrldge, Third Artillery, to be Colonel. Major Edward B. Williston, Third Ar tillery to be Lieutenant Colonel. Captain J. E. Merrick, Third Artillery to be Major. MASKED MEN AND A PISTOL Missouri Bandits Burn a (User's Hair and Whiskers Off. St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 22-—William Walsh, a miser, was called out of bed this morning by five masked men who, at the point of pistols attempted to make him divulge the hiding place of his money. He refused and the robbers set fire to his hair and beard and burned his body with a red hot poker. He still refused and they placed his feet over a fire and roasted them. Upon his still refusing, they beat him into insensibility and after ransacking the house escaped. The Pointer Club Elects Officers New York, Feb. 22.—The annual meet ing of the Pointer Club of America was held tonight. Officers elected for the en suing year were: Thomas Terry, Presi ident; T. D. Davey, Vice-President; Fred S. Webster, Secretary; C. F. Lewis, Trea surer; Board of Governors, John S. Wise, George Jarviß, James Mortimer, George W. Larue, George J. Gould and B. B Seitner. OUT OF THE BOLT ROPES A Steamer Has a Hard Battle With tbe Elements Sails Blown Away and the Ship Rossmort Tossed About by a Great Tempest. Ba timore, Fob. 22.—The steamer Ross more arrived today with Pilot Franklin Beebe of New York, and news of the overdue ship Benlarig, which left Caletu Puena, Chile, October 6th, with a cargo of nitre, for New York. She was seventy five miles off New York February . r >th, when s >c took Pilot Beebe aboard to guide her into New York. Two days afterwards a blizzard carried her to sea. All her sails were blown away. One of the ere was thrown and his leg broken, and the in tense cold prostrated three more with fiost-bitten limbs. Two seamen died. The ship's company wre put. on short ra tio s. After fourteen days' tossing about in the blizzards the Itossmore, from Liver pool to Baltimore, sighted the ship Mon day night 180 miles off Sandy Hook. The Rossmoue stopped and a boat put off from the distressed ship. Pilot Beebe was al most prostrated with illness. Captain Brail and the seamen of the Benlarig re fused toleave the ship. Captain Croskery supplied the ship's boat witli food cieutto last ten days. USED A LADDER A Lively Row in the Legislature at Guthrie. Oklahoma. Guthrie, O. T,, Feb. 22.—The first great sensation of the Oklahoma Legislature took place tonight. The Republicans of the House, largely in the majority, were holding a caucus in the House chamber, discussing matters of party concern, when Representative Xesbt, Representative Halls, Democrat both of (.'leveland county, demanded admittance and were refused by the doorkeeper. They declared they bad a right in and could not he shut out by a Republican caucus. Nesbitt secured a big ladder ami proceed ed to knock tbe door down, lleprcsena tive George Vickers of Alva was the lirst Republican met, and his giant-like tram© was soon raining blows on Ncsbitt's head, who tied to the basement saloon. A seri ous riot was narrowly averted. The He publicans , however, concluded their cau cus undisturbed. THE BANSHEE Trial Given the New Torpedo Destroyed tn Scotland Glasgow, Feb. 22. —The new torpedo destroyer, Banshee, was given an official trial on tbe Clyde today, lasting three hours. The Banshee is one of the forty two vessels of this class authorised to be built by the Government, and was con structed by Laird Brothers, who secured the contract to build live of them. That American Loan London, Feb. 22.—Tbe Statist says th* high rate of interest asked for the United States loan is due to the belief that further lonas will soon be needed, ard' if the President, refuses to borrow and Con gress does not act properly gold will go to a premium and disappear from circulation. This will be followed by a panic in W&U street and tbe money market business will be paralyzed until the elections ne.\t year are over. The true remedy for the currency crisis is a loan to call in and cancel the greenbacks. Held Dp a Saloon San Francisco, Feb. 22.—Two masked men entered the Golden Gate villa, on Ocean Beach, south of the Cliff House, about midnight, held up the proprietor ' and three patrons and escaperl witii all the money. The robbers declined llie proffered watches of their victims, de claring they only wanted coin. They escaped with their plunder. About four mounths ago Robert Haggerty was held up and robbed in the same place and under similar circumstances. In that in stance a slight resistance was met by t shot from the pistol of one of the robbers, Haggerfcv wa-« severely wounded.