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VOL. XLV. NO. 146
THE ARMY IS ANNIHILATED
Italian Populace Wild With
Grief and Anger
RIOTERS FILL THE STREETS
Demanding the Removal of the Crispi
Ministry
ia the Larger Cities and Even In the Prov
ince! Bitter Indignation le Expressed
Against Crisp'
Associated Press Special Wire
Home, March 4.—The kingdom of Italy
today is in a conditiion of excitement,
grief and anger, almost beyond descrip
tion. Every dispatch from Massowah adds
to the gravity of the disaster to the Italian
army at Adowa, Abyssinia. When tho lirst
news of General ISaratieri's dofeat reached
the city the report had ii only 500 men
were killed. Then yesterday afternoon
the number ran up to HOOO killed, with 00
pieces of artillery captu.-ed. This morn
ing's dispatches place tho number of killed
in battle and tho long, harrassing retreat
which followed, at 5000. It is believed not
even these figures tell the full extent of tho
disaster. No mention is made of the
wounded, and there is good reason, based
on stories of rocent Italian defeats by
Abyssinians, to believe those who fell
wounded during the retreat of over fifty
miles met a more horrible fate than thos3
killed on the spot.
Throughout the night the garrison here
was kept under arms, and mounted patrols
traversed the principal streets. Tlie streets
wero filled with people until daybroak, and
after early morning every public place wns
crowded with excited men and women.
Several disturbances, which called for po
lice interference, occurred today, and the
indications are the people aro assuming a
most threatening attitude, not only in
Rome, but throughout Italy. Demonstra
tions against Crispl's ministry and even
against tho crown are reported from the
provinces. In spite of tho fact the authori
ties are straining every nerve to suppress
all alarming news.
Later in tho day news from the provinces
became more alarming. It was staled in
a number of places the police had been un
able to cope with the populace, and troops
had been called upon to rer.tore order.
The soldiers, however, appear to have been
as helpless as the police, and at several
places the crowds were fired upon.
At Milan the troops, after vainly endeav-
Ing to disperse the mob, wero obliged to
flro. One man was killed and several
wounded. This increased tho cxeitp
roent. The iroops were stonod antl had
to clear the public square at tlie point of tho
bayonet.
Dispatcheß from Venice say last night a
crowd assembled at I'iazzi St. Mark and
speeches were made condemning the man
ner in which iho Abyssinian oampaign has
been conducted, and calling upon the
military authorities to try General Bara
tieri by court-martial.
There was another popular demonstra
tion against tire government this morning,
and tho mob wan only dispersed by the pc
lico with the greatest difficulty after a num
ber of arresto had been made. At Padua
today a mob marched through tho streets
hooting tiie government officials and cry*
ing for tho downfall of the I V spi ministry.
At Verona there was a similar demon
stration.
It is bedieved nothing short of the down
fall of Signor Crispi ami the dispatch of
strong reinforcements to Africa will satisfy
public clamor. Before noon it was an
nounced General Baratieri had been
recalled to Rome anil his conduct in the
present campaign and defeat at Adowa
will be inquired in'o.
The Socialists declare the general should
be shot, a3 an example to others, and the
minister of war should share hia fate. Tlie
army reserve of 1832, numbering about
80,000, are being called to the standard,
but it is feared there will bs serious rioting
when the men muster iv large bodies. News
of the death of General Alhcrton and Da
borinida lies been confirmed. It is believed
that over 500 other Italian ollicers of lesser
rank have ocen slain.
It is said that the government was aware
on Tuesday of the full extent of the defeat
inflicted upon the Italians, but it was
judged to be dangerous to allow the start
ling information to reach tho public sud
denly, and so, first the report of the defeat
was permitted to leak out, then tho war
officials allowed it to be rumored that 500
were killed; after this came the report that
3009 soldiers had fallen, and it is now ad
mitted that 5000 Italian troops wero slain,
in addition to severe loss among tho native
troops serving under tho flag of Italy. Un
der these circumstances it is not astonish
ing that the wildest kind of rumors aro in
circulation, and that in some of the clubs
the number of killed and wounded is placed
at 10,000. Exaggerated aa these figures
may turn out to be, they show the Btatu of
the public mind here.
All fetes have been indefinitely post
poned and masses for the repose of tho
souls of the dead havo bean colebrated ibis
morning in every Catholic church in this
city, and crowds of weeping woiuen and
sorrowing men were in attendance. The
receptions, etc., in celebration of the cor
onation anniversary of tlie pope have been
dispensed with.
Rome, in a word, is today a city of
mourning and of sullen auger, ready to
breakout into fierce, open resentment.
The officers and residences of ail tho
ministers aro guarded and the guards at
the palace have been doubled.
In the main thoroughfares crowds as
semble every now and then, calling for the
downfall of tho ministry, only to be dis
persed by the peopio. Numerous arrests
havo been made and the police escorting
the prisoners to the different depots have
in several cases been handled by tlie mobs.
It is reported in the oafes that private
dispatches have been received announcing
serious rioting at Naples, Florence, and at,
Venice, but no confirmation of theso re
ports can be obtained. The government
officials are maintaining the utmost strict
censorship over all press dispatches be
tween Italian points, and it is with diffi
culty that news can be filed and sent from
hero except under strong pressure from in
fluential quarters.
Late tonight there was a serious conflict
between tho police and a mob which
seemed bent upon making a demonstra
tion before the palace. Tho national flag
was carried draped with crepe and there
were cries of "Down with tho ministry,"
"Down with Crispi." "Heath to Baratieri."
Tho government is boing urged by some of
the most prominent men in the country to
give to the press all the news in its posses
sion ns it is still believed that the worst lias
not yet been told anil that the war office is
in possession of facts still more startling
than those which nave already leaked out.
One rumor tonight has it that the entire
Italian army was practically wiped out
and that only a battalion or so succeeded
in reaching Asmaria.
At the war office, however, it was stated
that this is an exaggeration. The truth of
the matter seems to be that the ministers
ye anxiously awaiting tho report of Gen
eral Baldissera and that, in the meanwhile,
they are suppressing the facts which
reached them previous to his arrival at
Maseowah. This, at any rate, is the most
charitable construction to place upon the
apparently cruel silence of tne govern
ment.
But the excitement will not diminish to
any extent until an official statement has
sot at rest the alarming rumors in circula
tion, or definitely established the real facts
in tho case.
To those having relatives serving with
th 9 Italian army in Africa the failure of
the war office to issue an official report is
littlo loss than torture. But no amount of
pressure seems strong enough to obtain
the anxiously awaited news from the min
ister of war.
An important meeting, at which the
Marquis di Rtidini presided, took place to
day. All opposition deputies who could
attend were present, and while it was de
cided to support all tho measures necessa
ry to sustain the honor of Italy, it is under
stood that tho government will bo subject
to the most sovere attacks and that its co
lonial policy will come in for tho strongest
condemnation.
In several districts it is reported the gov
ernment officials in chargo of supervising
the calling out of the reserves of 1872 have
telegraphed that they are having a great
deal of trouble and that further disturb
ances are imminent.
Tho government and military authorities
aro charged with gross mismanagement of
the Abyssinian campaign and great indig
nation is expressed against the newspapers
Which havo been goading General Bara
tieri into action by taunting him with hla
inactivity. It is also said now that the
Italian commander was ltd into a trap
skillfully baited by the report which was
allowed to reach him that a number of im
portant chiefs of theShoans, attended by a
portion of tlie Shoan army, were attending
the coronation of King Negus at Axun and
that hoping to surprise those who remained
behind, General Baratieri ordered Generals
Alesortone, Alirimonde and Uabormida to
attack tho enemy. The latter, it appears,
pretended lo retreat beforo the Italian ad
vance until tho troops wero well within the
passes into Adowa, the capital of Tigra.
Then tho scene changed. The Shoaus,
armed with the improved French military
rifles, it is claimed, and supported by mod
ern artillery directed by French nrtilleiy
men, advanced upon the Italians in over
whelming strength
The apparently deserted passes became
alive with natives who hurled rocks down
upon the trapped soldiers, while others
kept up a terrible, well directed fire upon
the troops. Ugly rumors add that tho Ital
ians broke and lied after making a gallant
stand and seeing thousands of their num
bers shot down or crushed to death. Then,
it is added, began tho most disastrous de
feat In the history of African warfare, the
triumphant Shoan* pressing on after tho
disorganized soldiers, cutting them down
in great numbers in spito of repeated for
mations of squares. Tho trooos in these
stands are said to have behaved with tho
greatest gallantry, but all the reserve am
munition was captured and all the Italian
provisions and artillery fell into the hands
of tho enemy. The result was that a num
ber of Italian detachments had only their
bayonets with which to defend themselves,
and it is feared but a small portion of the
Italian force sent against the Shoaus
renctied Asmara in safety.
Tho newspapers report that at the cabi
net meeting this afternoon the ministry re
solved they would resign rather than force
the crisis. Crispi, it ia further reported,
subsequently, informed King Humbert of
tho decision arrived at. Further details
are being received this .evening of violent
scenes enacted today at different points all
over Italy, which the government has
sought in vain to prevent the publication
of. The alarmist rumors which were cir
culated earlier in tho day are confirmed by
the later reports, and tlie whole of Italy
peoms to be m tho hands of tho aroused
populace, imii.rnc.nt at the government,
which is apparently powerless to quell the
outbreaks of wrath.
Popular demonstrations of tho most vio
lent character have occurred throughout
the Italian peninsula. The most serious
of these, as waa indicated in the earlier
dispatcties, which it was permitted to send
from here, occurred at Milan, where 30,-
UOO persons took part in the disorders,
amounting to a popular uprising, The
police of that city had their hands full to
bring the crowds under control and wore
forced to chargo through tho streets with
fixed bayonets before they succeeded in
disporsing the mob. No statement is made
of the amount of harm done to the inhabi
tants by this rough usage beyond what was
reported today, but it is known a large
number of persons were injured more or
less seriously.
The public gatherings wore addressed by
orators who made violent speeches against
the constitution and against the ministe
rial policy in Abyssinia, and who were
greeted with wild acclamations.
In Rome there was le-.s violence, but tho
pu':!ic indignation was almost equally
high. Too students of tho city led the
demonstrations which were directed
against the cabinet.
Papers containing piciures of Signor
Crispi wero burned in the strost, with
every accompaniment of contumely and
wrath expressed against the premier.
Crowds were parading the streets every
where, shouting, "Down with the govern
ment," "Down with tho murderors."
Tho police aud cuirassiers wero finally
obliged to tivko a hand, as the volume of
public wrath was assuming dangerous pro
portions, and tho paraders were at last
dispersed. Many arrests wero mado.
At Pavia the population turned out en
masse to protest against the dispatch of
further troops to Africa. Some of the re
inforcements designed for tho relief of the
Italian army in Abyssinia wero to depart
from that city today. But they were taken
possession of bodily by tho rioters, in
whoso ranks were included many women
and children. The soldiers were forced out
of the cars in which they had taken their
places preparatory to departure, and the
mob then tore up the rails along the track
and made tho soldiers promise not to leave
tho town.
There wero many demonstrations at
other points against sending more Italians
into Africa. Protests similar in kind to
that at Pavia against further operations in
Africa were made at Ccmo, Bergamo, Cre
mona, Palermo, Lodi, Forii, Monzo, Mo
dena, Parma, Verona and Cuneo.
It is said tonight the resignation of the
ministry will be formally announced to
parliament tomorrow. After this had
been done both houseo will adjourn until
after die decision of King Humbert upon
what action he will take. The king has in
form: il Signor Crispi that ho must have
timo to consider whether he will accept the
resignations of the ministers and he con
ferred thin evening wilh the presidents of
the senate and the chamber of deputies on
the subject.
Further details were received tonight
concerning the defeat of tho Italians at the
battle of Adowa, and they tend to confirm
the most alarming reports circulated, al
though the exact number of men killed is
not yet announced.
General Baratierl's force consisted of
sixteen battalions of white troops (Ital
ians), six battalions of native troops and
twelve batteries of artillery.
Since tho defeat no news haa been le
ooived from General Daborroida's brigade,
which waa composed of seven battalions
and four companies of artillery.
Generals Alberlone ami Arimondi and
their brigades are also missing and it is
believed thoy havo been annihilated.
It is almost impossible to describe the
stato of oxcitcment in Homo this evening,
and no such scenes havo been witnessed
since the occupation of this city by the
Italian troops. The whole population
seems to be in the streets and the entire
Continusd on Second rage.
THE HERALD
LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING* MARCH 5, 1896.—TWELVE PAGES.
WEYLER'S CUBAN CAMPAIGN
Advised From Washington to
Abandon Proclamations
RECRUITS FROM MISSOURI
Sent Forward to Swell tbe Forces of
Gomez
Cipher Dispatches Received In New York
Announce the Safe Arrival ol Arms
and Ammunition
Aeßoriated Press Special wire
Nkw Youk, March 4.—A special to the
World from Havana says: The state of
public feeling in the United States on the
Cuban question and tho general indigna
tion excited by General Weyler's first an
nouncement of his new plans, no doubt
explains tlie non-appearance of another
proclamation which was to have heen
issued late in February. General Weyler
was advised from Washington that tho an
nouncement of his plans hr-.d excited
much sympathy for Cuba and that another
proclamation would be likely to hasten ac
tion by the American congress. General
Weyler haa apparently acted upon this ad
vice and while ho has not deviated from the
policy ho first announced, he has given up
conducting his campaign by proclamations.
Captain-General Weyler, the commander-
in-chief, said yesterday: "1 have no in
formation from the government at Madriil
upou its views and I will not, therefore,
discuss a subject of such extremely deli
cate diplomatic importance.
"I will say, however, that a nation which
I always supposed to be friendly to Spain
has taken steps through ita congress to
recognize as honorable enemies people
who burn, steal and destroy; who hang a
peaceful citizen for attempting to pursue
bis lawful business (he referred to the case
of Ulacia, who was hanged by insurgents
at rivotivo).
"I cannot understand the sentiments
which led tho United States congress to do
what it has done. If recognition of bellig
erency is formally declared, American
property wdll lose the legal rights of pro
tection by my soldiers it now enjoys.
There aro extensive American interests
here, and if the United States recognizes
the rebelslhey relieve my government and
myself from responsibility..'
RECRUITS FOB CUBA
St. Louis, March 4.—Agentsof the Cuban
revolutionists, working from St. Louis as a
common center, are sending from this city
and the surrounding country from thirty to
fifty men each week to join the forces of
Gomez on the island. Active work was be
gun shortly after tho middle of February,
when a Creole from New Orleans appeared
in the city, armed with plenty of funds,
and made himself known to a small circle
of Cuban sympathizers. No time was lost
in getting to work, and between February
'20 and 23 forty or fifty recruits left this
city for Cuba. Since the date last men
tioned at least 100 more have gone. The
men are enlisted with the understanding
that they are to take chances on tho suc
cess of the revolution. Thoy are promised
nothing unless the cause of Cuba wins. If
it does, they are given a guarantee that
they will lie well taken care of. No salary
is offered. Transportation is furnished
them to the point where they embark for
Cuba, and it is guaranteed to them that
food and clothing will be provided for thorn
during their stay at the seat of hostilities.
Every man enlisted in St. Louis is equipped
al. once with side arms bought from a large
hardware Btore in St. Louis.
A NEW CHANCLLOR.
New York, March 4.—-The Herald this
morning says: Dr. Joaquin Castillo has
been appointed Chancellor of the Cuban
legation in America. The appointment
wan made by Tomas Etrada Pal ma, presi
dent of the revolutionary party or junta.
Mr. Palma has had more work than he
could personally attend to, and he re
quested Dr. Castillo to remain in this
country and take charge of the junta's
work in this city, while Mr. Palma will de
vote hia time to diplomatic mattors in
Washington.
Dr. Castillo was educated in Paris and
came to this country in 1870. He is a
graduate of the Uuivorsity of Pennsylva
nia. Before tho United States naval board
Dr. Castillo passed a competitive ex
amination, and wns detailed to the United
States steamer Wabash in Boston. He vol
unteered his services as surgeon on the
Rodgers, which went in search of tho
Jeanette expedition. He served eighteen
months in the Arctic seas, assisted in tho
rescue of the Jeanotte survivors and re
turned to this city.
A FILIBUSTER SEIZED
WASHINGTON, March 4.—Captain Shoe
maker, chief of the revenue cutter service,
has received a telegram from Captain Her
ring, commanding the cutter Merrill, at
Tampa, Fla., stating that he had seized
the schooner S. B. Mallory forty miles
south of that point, loaded with arms and
ammunition, and delivered her to the
proper authorities at Fort Tampa. The
authorities here have little expectation, in
view of recent decisions of the courts, of
making out a case against the Mallory
that will detain her longer than a few
days.
SPAIN STILL INDIGNANT
Madrid, March -I.—There has been re
newed disturbance hero today, and demon
strations of popular anger against the
United States government. The students
of tho university seem to have been the
offenders or the leaders in the demonstra
tion. In spite of the spo?ial prohibition
directed against them by the government,
the students and other inhabitants indulg
ed in manifestations of their unfriendly
sentiments against tho United States.
They assembled before the Madrid uni
versity today and there publicly burned an
American flag. The police dispersed the
mooting after making several arrests.
As a result tho oabinet council tonight
decided to temporarily close the Univer
sity. It was also decided to create a spe
cial budget for naval armaments. The
premier, lienor Canovaadel Castillo, doniet
that Spain is negotiating wilh any foreign
power with regard to Cuba.
REPORTS OF THE WAR
Havana, Maroli 4.—Ac-carding to a dis
patch from Placetas, province of Santa
Clara, a number of insurgents recently in
vaded an estate near San Paulo, fastened
live laborers to the pillars of tlie overseer's
house and then set lire to the building. The
unfortunate laborer* were all burned to
death. One of them was a volunteer.
The gunboat Mensajor, which ij at Ba
hia Honda, was attacked by about 500 in
surgents in towlwats, who made an at
tempt to board her and capture her. The
gunboat was bravely defended by the
twelve sailors of the crew and by Captaiu
Bultrop, who succeeded in heating off the
attacking party.
Th ire is a report that Maximo Gomn is
completely besieged by the troops.
Tne small towns in the vicinity of Guana
bacoa, which is only about five miles out
of Havana, have been burned by the in
surgents, whose intention apparently was
to attack that town. The troops are now
pursuing them.
Maceo, Gomez and La Crete are all sup
posed, according to the official dispatches,
to be in a desperate situation. A letter
has been seen from Maceo complaining
that he ia short of ammunition.
News of the death of the insurgent leader
Rogino Alfonßo has been confirmed.
According to reports received tonight
botli Maceo and Gomez suffered serious re
verses today at the hands of the Spaniards.
General Melgttiseo reports that he fought
Antonio Maceo at Casiguas, in Havana
province, and that when tlie insurgents re
treated they left thirty killed.
Generals Prals and Arolas also report
that they fought the forces of Gomez today
at Hanabano, on tho borders of Matanzas
province, including the band of Lacrete
and others. These forcos, the official re
port says, were routed and the insurgent
ieader, Castillo, was wounded seriously in
the head and abdomen.
The queen recent has cabled congratula
tions to Brigadier General Berial upon his
brilliant engagement at Matnri.
The captain-K'enoral has taken measures
to protect the American consulate in this
city, though with great discretion and with
out calling attention to the fact. This was
done through übundant caution, though no
demonstration was feared.
Numerous bauds of insurgents recently
attacked the government guerillas who
were guarding a plantation in the neigh
borhood of Sagua la Grande, province of
Santa Clara, but a column of Spanish
troops surprised tho insurgents from the
rear, killed thirty of them and wounded
many others. No further details have been
received.
Tho educated leaders aro uneasy. Thcv
fear the effects of disappointment upon tl o
men when they Und that, Bhnuld it be com
pleted, tho recognition of Cuban belliger
ency does not produce immediate and
givat results iv favor of die Cuban cause
fo conduct successfully a prolonged fight
wilh tho sword alone against tiie finest ol
modern riflns requires high courage in tl c
Cuban cavalry. This they have, and this it
is what the leaders are afraid disappoint
ment may weaken. The machete must bo
depended upon.
Cartridges are what the Cuban leaders
want. 'They have men enough and guns
enough—they want cartridges. And they
want their men to keep their spirits up un
til cartridges come. They feoi that their
agents in the United States would have an
easier time in sending ammunition under
belligerent rigiits than without them.
But if cartridges and congress botli tail
them they still think Spain will have to
spend more money than she can get to win
the war. The Spanish troops have not
been paid for three months. They are
without money and there is not sufficient
food to sustain them properly.
This question is not serious to the Cubans
for their prelects have been storing up
food in safe places for months, antl the
mountains with their thousands of cattle
are alwns at hand. No difference has been
seen in the field movements since General
Weyier assumed charge. Vigor in the
field depends entirely upon the column
commanders.
PASEO ON CANARDS
New York, March s.—The World this
morning publishes the following signed
cablegram from the duke of Tetuan, min
ister of foreign affairs, dated at Madrid,
tepain:
"The resolutions which the congress of
the United States have adopted in respect
to the Cuban insurrection are based on
aanards spread broadcast throughout the
United States for the sole purpose of in
flaming the passions of the peopio against
Spain and awakening an unmerited sym
pathy with the insurrectionists.
"All the reports of barbarous and un
necessary cruelty in tho manner of con
ducting tjio war in Cuba are absolutely
false.
"I thank the World and avail myself of
the opportunity which it gives to express
my profound regret that resolutions which
strain the mutual friendship and esteem of
the two nations have been declared by tho
house of representatives."
INSURGENTS REJOICING.
New York. March 5.—A special to the
World from Havana says:
The news of the action of the United
States congress has penetrated to every in
surgent camp within thirty miles of Ha
vana, and tlie Cuban patriots are wild with
joy. Comment is various, depending upon
comparative intelligence. All tho rank
and file seem to take President Cleve
land's concurrence as a matter of course.
All are jubilant over what they feel must
soon be a glorious Untie. The more
ignorant honestly believe that now
Spain must lay down her arms. They
cannot distinguish between diplomatic
recognition and armed interference. The
le?s ignorant think that now cartridges and
riilcs will immediately become plentiful
and expeditions from tho United States
will arrive daily. The intelligent, about
15 percent of vho Cuban soldiers, realize
that it will be at least a month beforo any
real effects will bo felt. Tho feeling among
tho common soldiers is that something
great is to happen at once.
GERMAN VIEWS.
London, March s.—The Times haa a
dispatch from Berlin reporting that the
Koelnische Zeitung has an article which is
believed to represent the views of the gov
ernment on the subject of the I'nited
States' attitude toward Cuba, and which
treats neither the United States nor Spain
with leniency. It taunts the Americans
with concealing their schemes of conquest
under the mask of humanitarian sonti
ments, though it adds it is not their custom
to clothe their ambitious design in diplo
matic form. It warns the Spaniards
against giving violent expressions to their
national feeling as they did in the Caro
line islands dispute, because they now
have to deal with a much less indulgent
adversary than Germany.
The Times correspondent proceeds to
quote as follows:
"Germany's interest in the dispute will
be confined to the protection of her Cuban
trade. She has no debts of gratitude to
either Spain or tho I'nited States for kind
ness received, but rather the contrary. It
is generally believed Germany's trade in
terest would fare better under American
predominance than under the Spanish
maladministration, but the difference
would be small, and Germany will be
guided by her conception of international I
law. We would advise Spain to follow the !
precedent of tho United States in tho se
cession war when it repelled with boorish- i
ness the English and French mediation in
behalf of the south. Spain might then j
add, with monarchistic politeness, that she j
would not venture to carry tho comparison
further lest she might be compelled to
place General Lee on the same level with i
Antonio Macro.
PRUDENCB IS COUNSELED
MADRID, March 4.—The feeling both
political and financial is calmer on the
news that President Cleveland is disposed
to offer friendly mediation beforo ho
officially recognizes tho belligerency of the
Cubans. Tho principal newspapers new
deprecate tlie demonstrations and advo
cate prudence. Martinez Campos per
suaded tho duke of Tetuan to rejoin the
cabinet and has offered to assist tho gov
ernment in any way in his power.
LOOKING FOR Alll
LONDON, March 5.—A dispatch to the
Timea from Madrid says: Negotiations
are on foot for France lo support Spain
diplomatically in the Cuban affair in re
turn for concessions In Morocco including
tlie French occupation of Tuat, the exten
sion of the concessions for Spanish rail
ways to tlie French group holdings, and
the purchase of *2.j,0(>0,00(> of Cuban
bonds from Spain by a Paris syndicate to
provide iunds lor the Cuban war.
MISS OVERMAN TESTIFIES
In Defense of the Pastor Under
going Trial
THE PREACHER IS VERY ILL
But His Interests Are Watched by aa
Attorney
Mrs. Cooper Makes an Interesting Five Min
utes for Oood Deacon Morse—Some
Contradictory Statement!
Associated Press Special Wire.
San FRANCISCO, March 4.—Rev. C. O.
Brown is still too ill to appear at the meet
[ ing of the Congregational council where he
|is being tried for alleged immorality. His
I interests are being watched by an at
torney.
Mtss Overman's cross-examination was
continued at this afternoon's session of
the council. She admitted that Mrs. Tun
nell, the missing witness whom the council
| would like to find, had no means, and that
1 she had sent Mrs. Tunnell several remit
tances since her departure. She admitted
I further that the money had bscn furnished
by Dr. Brown, and when asked why Dr.
! Brown should send money to Mrs. Tun
nell.asked: "Why should U9 not".''
The cross-examination of the witness re
garding the published letters from herself
to Mrs. Tunnell got tho witness into a tan
glo from which eln extricated herself by
saving that she had not marked the inter
polated passages of all Ihe letters. She
said she had never expected the letters
would bo published, supposing that Dr.
Brown would never allow the matter to go
to far and that he would rather pay a large
sum of money than attempt to expose
the conspiracy she and Mrs. Davidson had
formed.
Up to within the last five minutes of the
I session of the Brown council tonight every
thing went off very quietly and smoothly,
but Mrs. Sarah H. Cooper mado that five
I minutes very interesting by denying with
out reserve the staletnen a of Beacon
Morse, the previous witness, who stated
) that ho had held a conversation with Mm.
Cooper shortly after the Turkish tea, and
quoted that lady as saying site had investi
gated stojies as regards Mrs. Stockton's
! character, and that she was convinced that
| Mrs. Stockton was a disreptuable woman,
j Mrs, Cooper's words were very emphatic
ally spoken and caused somewhat of a
sensation, though there was no demonstra
tion. The first witness at tonight's seesion
wasO. H. Heyut-mann, who acts a=i secre-
I tary for Captain Leet.the chief of the local
I detective force. He stated that Mib. Da
vidson had a»ked Mrs. Weilsley of Fruit
vale to personify Mrs Baddin. Mrs. Wellt
ley is subject to heart, trouble and has not
been able to make a certified statement,
although she made a verbal statement to
Detective Seymour. Heynemanu also
stated that the detective force of this
county is unable to loc ;to Mrs. Baddin.
Deacon Morse waa then called. He has
been a member of the church since 1808
and a constant attendant Binco 1880. He
told the council that Deacon Dextor and
himself were the first persons that Dr.
Brown had discussed the case with, and it.
was at Dr. Brown's invitation that he met
Deacon Dexter and Dr. Brown at Dr.
Brown's home for a consultation, at which
both tha pastor's wife and Miss Overman
wore present. The story told by Beacon
Morse is practically the same as told by
I Mis 3 Overman. He explained tho long
! lnpso between the paying of the money to
Mrs. Davidson and the consultation by
s3ying that Dr. Brown Iml spent almost n
month looking for Mrs. Baddin. He never
saw Dr. Brown in company with Mrs.
Stockton or with any other woman than
his wife. He said that he had had a con
versation with Mrs. Cooper, wilh the result
slated above. It was at Deacon Morse's
suggestion that Dr. Brown went to Capt.
Lees after Mrs. Davidson's refusal tore
store the money to Dr. Brown. Witness
said he would stake his life on Dr. Brown's
ereditibility.
GOVERNOR AT HIGHLAND
H; Willi His Party Arrived Tusre Last
Eveniuj
An Examination of Books ot Account riade.
figures as Compared With
Two Years Ago
Special to Tun Herald.
Highland, March 4.—The governor of
tho state, .Tamos H. Budd, accompanied by
L. H. Brown, state secretary, Hon. Joseph
StofTens of the board of directors of the
Stockton insane asylum, and Mr. White of
Agnen-s asylum arrived here this evening.
After dining, the party proceeded to an
examination of the books of the institu
tion, the governor, in his characteristic
manner, making a very minute search of
the different books of account, scrutiniz
ing them more particularly in order to
ascertain whether or no it would bo advis
able to permit the directors of the asylum
to increase the current expenses, a legis
lative act existing that had a direct bear
ing upon the question.
The purpose is to look into Ihe condition
of affairs thoroughly and then to determine
whomer this may be permitted. The gov
ernor finds a very marked increase in the
population of the asylum since his last
visit and a consequent increase in expendi
tures. Ho further found that in January,
189-1, the total cost per capita per diem
was (!0 cents, while for February, liS9f>,
the daily cost per head was but -Hi cents,
showing largely reduced running expenses.
The foregoing figures cover the daily cost
of patients only. When this demonstra
tion was made the governor laughingly re
marked : "It's a good thing to stir up the
animals occasionally; its elTect is nearly
always beneficial."
Tomorrow Governor Budd and party
will make a thorough inspection of tho in
stitution.
SUTRO'S LETTERS
The Postoffice Authorities Object to Over
much Ornamentation
'Sam FbahoKOO, March 4.—On orders
from the postoffice department headquar
ters at Washington a large number of let
ters sent out by Mayor Sutro's bureau of
information, which he has been using to
warn the nation's representatives at Wash-
Ington of t!ie schemes of C. P. Huntington,
have been seized by Postmaster McCoppin
ami refused passage in the mails,
j Shortly aftor tlie story had been printed
I that the correct resolution, passed by the
last legislature against the Reilly refund-
I nig bill, had failed to reach the eyes for
which it was intended, the bureau began
sending out fac similes of a cartoon repre
senting President Huntington holding the
resolution behind his bar!, to prevent the
members of congress from seeing it.
Across the top of tho envelope was
printed in bold, red letters:
"C. P. Huntington would not steal a red
hot stove
The letters had hp.rdly reached Wash
ington when various members of the senate
and the house of representatives sent com
plaints to the postoffice department, ob
jecting to such missives bemg delivered to
them and asking protection for the future.
A telegram was at once sent to San
Francisco, instructing Postmaster McCop
pin to stop all such letters delivered at the
office under his charge for mailing. This
was accordingly done and several hundred
envelopes bearing the words to which the
department objects are now held in Mr.
McCoppin's care.
Archbishop Kenrick Dead
St. Louis, March I.—Peter Richard Ken
rick, who for nearly half a century, prior
to three years ago, was ('atholic archbish
op of this diocese, died at 1 :o0 oclock to
day, in his SKth year. He had been in
feeble health for several years and about
two years and a half ago Bishop John J.
Kane of Wheeling was elevated to the
archbishopric and sent hero to relieve him.
SOMETHING AILED HUTCH
Won't Somebody Please Rub Mucilage
on His Feet
San Diego Tug-of-War Men Snake the Los
Angeles *ltn Down to Dreadful
Defeat
Special to The Herald.
San Dif.go, Much 4.—The armory of
Company B was crowded to its utmost to
night to witness the second pull between
the San Diego and Los Angeles heavy
weights.
After some preliminary performances
the teams entered at 9:20 p. m. Kirby,
tho timekeeper, read the pretended arti
cles of agreement. Hutchinson of Los
Angeles contended that captains of neither
teams had signed. Kirby replied that he
knew nothing about it.
Then tho teams settled 1 down to business.
In tlie first minute Los Angeles pulled San
Diego two cleats. Then San Diego got in
its work and pulled Los Angeles right
down, the latter fairly walking down the
cleats to defeat. Time, 2 minutes and 23
seconds.
The San Diego team had its regular an
chor man tonight. Last evening he was
absent and a lighter man took his place.
The final and deciding contest takes place
tomorrow night.
BULLETIN
THE TOUR OF TRIUMPH
Ox-Colonel Oils as the Republican Vice-Presi
dential Candidate
Special to the Herald.
Washington, D, C, March 4.—There aro dark
ho ses In the vice-presidential race, too. One
of these has cropped out In th) person of 11.
Gray Otis, ex-commander ol the ebony-hued
Tweniy-third Ohio regiment and editor Ol the
Los Angeles Times. Kx-Colonel Oils is not very
dark but his antecedents and forms r associates
art-, and the politicians say that these tilings
Will do—that they him a dark horse.
The Evening Dispatch of Columbus, Ohio,
I the state in which the ex*colonel permitted
i hini^e![ to be bora after dignified considera
tion, is responsible for tne Information regard
ing the editor's vice-presidential designs.
These latter the ex-coion-.d, with tho native 1
modesty which ha< made him famous through
out Los Angeles county, lias Bttenuously striv
en to conceal, but an enterprising press insists
on making them public.
The ticket suggested in the Dispa.ch is .Mc-
Kinley and Otis. The ex-colonel seems M illing
j to allow McKinley to run on the ticket with
him. Several Republican presidential oandl
i dates, when interviewed regarding Otis' Vice
presidential candidacy* intimated that in tbe
event ot tbe Greet Editor being nominated
they would not care to take tiie headship of
the ticket. Being pressed for an explanation
| on this point they courteously tut firmly de
clined to explain. One said that an explana
tion might hurt the tX-COloaol's feelings. An
; other said, "When I run for president I want
j to be elected;" Just what connection this re
j mark had wUh tho idea of Otis as his running
: mat;; ho would not say,
I It U rumored that tome friends of McKinley
, telegraphed to Cauton, Ohio, for the tarlintea
-. veivs regarding the expediency of the ex
* colonel's nomination, and that McKinley's re
; piy was to the effect that if Otis could bring
} letters testifying to his character as a Christ
tan gentleman o( exemplary habits and lan
guage and his popularity as a citizen, from ten
leading Republicans of the city, he, McKinley,
would talk with him. This rumor U undoubt
edly false, and was circulated by unscrupulous
enemies of the ex-colonel desiring to impair
the lattor's Influence with the great taxer.
Is is asserted on better authority that Otis
has subdued McKinley into consenting to ii:a
nomination and that ihey have substantially
agreed on the platform 10 be adopted at
Louis. The platform occasioned a wrangle
that almost led to a rupture. The ex-colonel,
as ia usual with him. was liberal and flowing
In bis ideas of wlittt the party should declare,
while McKinley seemed to have but a single
thought—Protection. The ex-colonel, as here
tofore said, thought there should be adeclar
ation in favor of opening North Broadway and
demolishing tho first street hill* He also
thought it would be nothing more than right
for tlie platform to say something laudatory
of the International scrap counter which,
with a good deal of trouble and noise, has just
been placed in the 'limes otlice. Ho ban been
a faithful party worker, generously giving his
support where it was most needed, to tho mi
nority of his parly, lie said, aud he de
served a recognition of that port Mc-
Kinley, however, vigorously demurred
to ilie-i3 planks, claiming that they would re
quire too muOb explanation with the mud
sills of the people ami that the Republican
pany would have explaining en >ttgh to do
anyway. He was Opposed to giving the people
a chance to ask more questions, Then Otis in
sisted that there should be some denunciation
of hebs in the platform and some declaration
calling for a law that would make striking
treasonable and a petition for a raise in wages
a high crime; be al-o wanted the trades' mi
ions declared unlaw! Ul organizations, tne lead
ers ot which should be perman* ntiy incarcer
ated. When dlsbussing these tuiugs he dis
played an abundance Ol feeling and perspira
tion. McKinley, ttOWCVer, suenuou >!y objected
to the incorporation of any of these planks hi
the platform; he said they mlgh Ibe right, Iti c
felt sure ih*y would be unpopular: said ho d*
sired to i c elected, i ho platform as dually
agreed on calls for protection 10 American in
dustries (iueluding the ex-colonel's): ior every
dollar being worth a hundred cent! (MeKluiev
thinks this dangerously radical); tor v free and
honest ballot] [the ex-tub iel said this
j "sounds WOlr )J nnd loi ttie up
holding oi the. Vmerlcaii (lag. This
lasi plank seemed superfluous to McKinley,
i.ut aher an impassioned address ot half an
hour, in which OtiS threatened to decline Ihe
nomination and boll the par;:- tinlesj the
plank was incorporated, It went In,
it is expected tnnt ous will lease the entire
upper floor and the bar of the Boutnern Hotel
ai tit Louis as ins personal headquarters dur
ing the convention.
The presumption is that in Dm event, of his
election ihe l imes will be moved 10 the bangs
of the Potomac j. Haw kkku.
CITY PRICE, PER SINGLE'COPY, j CENTS
ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, g CENTS
THE SALVATIONIST SPLIT
Serious Defections Toward |the
New Movement
DEVOTED TO BALLINGTON
A New York Corps Casts Off Its Former
Allegiance
A Spracuse Corps Refuses to Obey Order* aaa
Requests Colonel Eedle to Reslga.
Other Delectione
Associated Press Special Wire.
New York, March 4.—The Salvation
Army no longer presents a solid front.
; There aro serious defections toward tbe
| now religious movement to be led by Bal-
I lintrton Booth and his wife.
The movement received impetus last
I night at Sea Cliff, when the local corps
j there, tho first to rebel against General
■ Booth, held a rousing meeting independent
lof army authority. The seceders tele
graphed Ballington Booth, assuring him of
I Iheir devotion to him. A telegram to Com
| missioner Eva Booth at the same time
j severed all connection with the interna
] tional army.
At Syracuse the local army corps has re-
X fused longer to obey orders from head-
I quarters, and a letter has been sent to
I Colonel Eadie, asking him to resign and go
! back to England. A collection amounting
to $1200 was taken up to be forwarded to
Commander Booth. Corps No. 2 of the
army at Nowark also took a definite stand
against international headquarters by re
fusing to sell the War Cry,
NATIVITY OF OFFICERS
Cincinnati, March 4.—Brigadier-General
Coins of the Salvation array in this city
says: "The story that all the brigadiers
except one in the Salvation army in this
country are English is not true. On the
contrary, with the possible exception of
Brigadier-Genera] Evans of New York, all
tho brigadiers in the army in America are
naturalized citizens of the United States.
Only four are English: Evans of New
i York, Evans of Philadelphia, French of
I St. Louis and Sully of Kansas City. Yield
ing of Ohio is an Ohioan, and was a mem
ber of the National guard, present at the
court house riot in Cincinnati in 18S4.
Brewer of Boston is also American born.
Keppel of San Francisco was born in Ire
land. Holz of Buffalo is of German birth.
Cozens is a French Huguenot. He says
those of English proclivities are most favor
able to Ballington Booth. Those of Amer
ican tendencies propose to stand by the
guns under the old general.''
OTIS IS MODEST
He Wants No Nomination, and Couldn't Get
One Anyway
"Washington, March 4.—Colonel Bar*
j rison Gray Otis, editor of the Loa Angeles
t Times, when seen today about the Colura*
j baa dispatch connecting him with the
■ vice-presidency, said:
j '"I am in Washington on business for tho
San Pedro harbor and know nothing of tho
■ ColumbtM telegram conveying the vice
i presidential suggestion of Dr. Detmere,
before I read It in tho newspapers yester
| day, Ido not, of course, treat tlie sugges
! tion seriously, but only as a thing of thin
nest air—an ignis fatuus -impossible of
realization and not to be entertained.
"I am. besides, committed against a
vice-presidential nomination for the Pa
! cific coast, which can do that section little
jor no good .and am in favor of a cabinet
I appointment under the next Republican
administration for one of our qualified
coast statesmen. lam not seeking and do
1 not intend to seek any public ollice. but
shall continue to live iv California, edit the
Los) Angeles Times by preference and sup
port Major McKinley for the presidential
nomination until the lust ballot is taken
in the St. Louis convention."'
■\ ... : a : i.*nr i x
Berlin, March 4.—During the course of
a debateon th i • ugar bill it* the rolchatatf
! today, Herr Staudy urged a direct tax on
Bugar and energ >tic action against the
United Sates, ivbich, he claimed, did not
give fair treatment to German suar.
THE NEWS
BY TELEdß\PH—Congressional proceedings;
the senate sends the Cuban resolutions to
conference; the house struggles with tbe
fee system and rearranges salaries of
United States attorneys and marshals
General Weyler ceases to issue proclama
tions; the Cubans recruiting in Missouri
a hritish blue look on tbe Venezuelan
question... Death ol Govoinor Grcenhalge
of Massachusetts....l lie result oi tbe
Abyssinian campaign causes bitter denun
ciation of tho Crispi ministry; rioting at
Rome and other Italian cities.. .11 uusccom
mltee on railroads continues its labors....
Miss Mercer, victim of a mock marriage,
arrested under n charge of perjury... .Seri
ous defections reported from the ranks Of
the Salvation army . Proceedings in ths
Rrown immorality trial... Phoenix : the
laud lease bill: Irrigation matters Santa
Monica: politics....Ventura: water rates;
saloon men raad Santa Ann: court
notis; snow .. Rivers'.de: a mining deal.
Pomona: a snow storm.... Santa Dar
bara: ftreet litigation Ontario: excur
sions postponed l'asadena: board of
trade meeting....Rivera: walnut growers
will Incorporate.. ..Long Beach; an excur
sion on Saturday.
AROUND, TOWN—At the city hall. ..The old
Spanish records; no mono; as yet to havo
them translated The regular meeting of
the tire commissioners: several new rules
are adopted.... Walter S. Moore soys that
lie is out of politics but has a preference
for the presidency .. Heal estate and
building; a good week in spite ol the
storm; a review of the situation A
rival of Los Angeles; Sacramento, wants
that convention badly; the sentiment
i<; nil one way Hit very hard; a light*
(leant incident in the police (ourt yester
day afternoon Chamber of Commerce
directors' meeting; resolutions denouncing
the fording bill tall of adoption Suicide
at Westlake; Minnie Judy with a troubled
mind "-''ens irotibh d waters ... w. Heinle I,
a six-months' termer, escapes from jail.,..
Gentility was .of no avnil and James
Marshall is found guilty of burglary....
John Brown, another burglar, found guilty
Will ride at CoronadO; the Steams
teem will leave Santa Monica Is too Or
phans* Home as black as painted? Mr,
Dunn's allegations .. Thu Republican
league banquet la.it night.
WHERE YOU MAY 03 TODAY
ORrMdifM—At Hp. iv.* Vaudeville.
BuaBANK—At Bp. iv.; I'ower oi the Press.
Chamber of Commerce-.AU day; cifmyatV
live exhibition of citrus-fruits, fr ;0»

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