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J- ,i*-^*4' v, ^v,* "i •1 r«»j (.*• 1 pfrvi -w fe'^''"v^'':V"'- ,*•? MONTANA'S INDIANS. The War Department Becoming1 Un easy as to the Result of the Crow Unpleasantness. A Band ot Gros Ventres Warriors Reported on the Reservation Armed to the Teeth. General Roger Making1 Extensive Preparations for the Worst That May Come. Official Correspondence. WASHINGTON, Oct 26.—The secretary of the interior to-day received the following telegram from Indian Inspector Arm strong at the Crow agency in Montana: "Twenty Gros Ventre Indians, wellarmed are on this reservation en route across it to the Shoshone agency. I have requesed the military to stop them and hold them at the post until you can be heard from. They should not be allowed to go further at this time, but should be returned to their agency. Instruct agents not to per mit any Indians to visit here until matters are settled." This message was trans mitted to the war department with the re quest that the military authorities be in structed to return the twenty Gros Ventres to the agency to which they belong. The commissioner of Indian affairs h&s been instructed to notify agents in Montana and adjoining territories to use every effort to keep their Indians on their reservations and not to permit any of them to visit the Crow reservation. CONSIDERED A 8ERI0US MATTER. War department officials watch anxious ly for dispatches from the Crow country. They make no concealment of their anxi ety and say frankly that a war with the Crows would be very serious and greatly to be regretted. They say the result must depend largely on Ruger's success in his attempt to capture Medicine Man without bloodshed. If he succeeds it will end the matter. If they resist and a fight ensues it may throw the whole tribe into open war. They have dispatches from Ruger saying his delay in attempting the arrests is due to his desire to get his troops in proper position before attempting any action. SWORD BEARER DEFIANT. ST. PAUL, Oct. 26.—Crow Agency, Mont., special to the Pioneer Press: The infantry is still guarding the agency. The weather is fine and troops will move in a day or so. Lieutenant Cole, just back from the Chey enne agency, says the Cheyennes told Sword Bearer they wanted no more fight ing alliances with the Crows. General Armstrong thinks the Crows have 400 fighting men. Sword Bearer openly defies the authorities, riding about the agency daily. Armstrong has sent out to arrest the twenty Gros Ventres who arrived yes terday. CONCERNING ADMISSION. What the New York Tribune Says of Dakota. NEW YORK. Oct. 26.—Under the caption of "Dakota's Robbery" the Tribune says: "The annual report of the governor of Da kota, who was appointed by President Cleveland, submits facts which disclose an outrage more disgraceful to the party in power than any on record since the exclu sion of Kansas from the union. A corn community growing faster than any state is deprived of its state rights as completely as the inmates of a penitentiary because most of the people do not prefer democratic free trade or Mr. Cleveland for president. A SUIT FOR $3J)00,000. Mr. Franklin Claims to Have Lost That Amount for Mr. Cunard. NEW YORK, Oct. 26.—Charles T. Frank- Jin, president of the Horn Silver Mining company, who was arrested a week ago on a civil proceeding on allegations of fraud in converting to his own use $8,000,000 in trusted to his care by Sir Bache Cunard, his cousin, will through his attorneys make a motion shortly to have the order of ar rest vacated. One of his attorneys said that the defense would be that the missing money was lost in business done on joint account by Franklin with the knowledge and consent of Cunard. E. B. Waahburne's Funeral. CHICAGO, Oct. 26.—The funeral services of the late Hon. E. B. Washburne took place to-day and were largely attended by political and social friends of the deceased. This afternoon the remains were taken to Galena, 111., for interment. In his funeral address Professor Swing said: "Herein this coffin lies a broken friendship which reached from Henry Clay to Lincoln and Grant, at all times giving and receiving that inspiration which comes from the help of kindred minds. The tomb only can separate such men. Their hearts are bound not by passion, but by similar great thoughts and great duties." Among those present in the ehuroh were General W. D. Washburne and John W. Among Washburne of Minneapolis, brother of the deceased, and Mrs. Stevenson and Mrs. Holmes of Minneapolis, sisters of Mr. Washburne. nihlsi Boat lank. HALIFAX, N. S„ Oct. 27.—Private ad vloes received here state that a fishing boat sank off White island yesterday ana that the three men on board were lost. FIFTEENTH YEAR BISMARCK, DAKOTA. FRIDAY, OCT. 28,1887. A. QUIET DEMOCRATIC VICTORY. A Gain of Nearly 8,000 Votes and Only One Man Killed. BALTIMORE, MJ., Oct 26.—Considering the exciting campaign preceding it, to day's election for mayor passed off with unusual quietness. There were a few dis turbances of small importance and one fatal shooting affray in which Edward Al ters, independent democrat, shot and killed Edward Darley, one of the regulars. Al ters' friends claim the shooting was acci dental, but he was placed under arrest The vote polled aggregated 65,076, of which Latrobe (dem.) got 34,640, and tiartlett (rep.) 80,485, a democratic gain of nearly 2,000 since the election for mayor two years ago. IMPORTANT STATISTICS. Material Decrease In the Number of Sheep in the United States. WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.—The printed re port of Col. W. F. Switzer, chief of the bu reau of statistics on wool and manufac tures of wool, is now ready for distribution and is considered by the bureau to oe one of the most valuable documents it h*as ever put forth. The report shows that the number of sheep in the United States rose from 19,000,000 in 1840 to 51,000,000 in 1884, but has declined to 45,000,000 in 1887. This marked decline has occurred mainly in the southern and western states, notably in Texas, and is attributed to the decline in the price of wool since 1884. TRESPASSERS PUNISHED. How Winnebago Indians Protect Their Reservation. BLUNT, DAK., Oct. 27.—Yesterday George Barney, Edward Loomis, W. Durggins, William Dearhtig and F. E. Lump, farmers living near Blunt, having first obtained permission of a deputy United States mar shal, went on the Winnebago Indian reser vation to catch driftwood from the Mis souri river. A band of Indians came up and captured their five teams, fired upon the farmers, caught and beat them and then bound them hand and foot and took them to Fort Thompson, where they are still in captivity. FIENDISH WORK. An Attempt to Wreck a Train on the Houston & Texas. HOUSTON, TEX., Oct. 25.—A train on the Houston & Texas Central railroad was nearly wrecked near Ledbetter this morn ing about 8 o'clock. Three night riders deliberately opened a switch before the train, intending to wreck it in the gravel at the end ot the siding. The engineer re versed his lever and jumped. Only the en gine went into the Bit, carrying down and killing Fireman Eldridge. The night riders seeing that their attempt had failed galloped away. BE.ISTLY OFFICIALS. Three Deputy Sheriffs Outrage a PrNoner in Jail. ST. PAUL, Oct. 27.—A bad scandal has been unearthed here. A girl named Mary Gantz was arrested and placed in jail on a cliargeof kidnapping a child. It is al leged that three deputy sheriffs named Henry Kramer, Henry Shields and Frank Picha outraged the girl Monday night. Kramer and Shields have disappeared. Picha is in town, but has not been arrested. LARCENY OF A RAILROAD. Russell Sage and fay Gould Charged With Larceny. NEW YORK, Oct. 27.—District Attorney Martine to-day presented to the grand jury papers in a criminal case for grand larceny against Russell Sage and Jay Gould, brought by the bond holders of the Kansas Pacific company. The grand jury returned the documents to the district attorney for investigation. BUILDING THE "BARREL." Democratic Leaders Coming to the Center With the "Power.'' NEW YORK, Oct. 26.—Governor Hill, President Cleveland and Private Secretary Lamont sent contributions and letters to the democratic state committee to-day. All the contributions were large, especially for an officer. Letters accompanied the checks. Cleveland Wickedness. CLEVELAND, O., Oct. 26.—On Monday Thankful Tanner, an old woman with an unsavory reputation, was found dead in a miserably furnished room on Ontario street. Coroner West was notified and in vestigation proved that she had died of pneumonia brought on by want and ex posure. On searching the room a number of letters of the most startling nature were found. They were addressed to the Tan ner woman by well known men in this city requesting her to furnish young girls for immoral purposes. The coroner holds the letters so far and refuses to give them up. Commissions to Expire. WASHINGTON, Oat 26.—Among the pres idential postofflces at which the commis sions of postmasters will axpire during December are the following: Casselton, Dale. Grafton, Dak. Washington. D. C. 8t Paul, Minn.: Janesville, Wis., and Mon roe, Wis. During the month of January the commissions of fifty-one presidential postmasters will expire. BED, WHITE AND RED. A Good Day tor Parading Tattered Rebel Battle Flags in the Southern States. They Figure Conspicuously in Holi day Decorations at Macon and Richmond. The Sight of Ex-Rebel Soldiers and Battered ^Banners Inspires Jeff Day is. The Day at 31acon. MACON, GA., Oct. 26.—Thirty thousand veterans from all parts of the south assem bled here to-day and were reviewed by Mr. Davis. It was arranged that Mr. Davis shosld not speak, owing to his feeble con dition, but at the sight of the tattered con federate flags in the procession, he arose and said that he was like that flags in that he was torn and riven by storms and trials. He loved them as mementoes of what had been done by fathers and sons. He was glad to see them again. Short speebhes were made by Governor Gordon and Sena tor Colquitt. There were 50,000 visitors at the state fair, where Mr. Davis again re viewed the veterans in the afternoon. The city to-night is brilliantly illuminated. DECORATIONS AT RICHMOND. RICHMOND, VA., Oct. 26.—A fine, misty rain has been falling here for seventy-two hours and threatens to seriously interfere both with the state fair and with the cere monies connected with the laying to-mor row of the corner stone of the Lee monu ment. All trains bring crowds of visitors and it is anticipatd that the gathering of people from abroad to-morrow will be great. National flags and colors predomi nate everywhere, but here and there are seen Virginia and various foreign flags, as well as occasional confederate battle flags. A11 of the hotels are full to overflowing. SPURGEON SECEDES. The Great English Divine Withdraws from the Baptist Union. LONDON, Oct. 26.—Mr. Spurgeon has withdrawn from the Baptist union. In an nouncing his decision to withdraw, in re plying to his critic, he says: "To pursue the union at the expense of truth is trea son to Jesus. Those who tamper with His doctrines have become traitors to Him. We have before us wretched professedly ortho dox Christians, publicly avowing union with those denying the faith,call the fall of man a fable and deny the personality of the Holy Ghost." Replying to the ques tion why he does not start a new denomi nation, he says that it is a question for which he had no liking that there are enough denominations already and that if another were formed the thieves and rob bers who have entered the other gardens walled around would enter it also, so noth would be gained. Baptists generally re gret Mr. Spurgeon's decision and are urg ing him to reconsider it. EUREKA. A Detroit Man Has Discovered the Author of "See Saw." NEW YORK,Oct. 26.—The World's De troit special says it is ascertained that the author of the book "See Saw," by "One of 'Em," a story of department life in Wash ington, is Miss Cleveland, second cousin of the president, who has a government posi tion in Washington. The characters of the book are but thinly disguised Michiganders under assumed names. The villian is no less a personage than Governor Swineford of Alaska, who is represented to have jilted the lady to whom he was engaged and married another. The president is also introduced and the heroine is repre sented as stumping for him during the last campaign, as Miss Cleveland generally did. The heroine has all the known virtues and is in fact the authoress herself. Miss Cleveland is well known in Michigan. TRINITY'S PARSON. The Matter Before the United States Court. NEW YORK, Oct. 21.—Suit was begun in the United States court to-day in behalf of the United States against the trustees of Trinity church for importing under con tract to preach Rev. E. Walpole Warren, an English clergyman. The offense charged is a violation of the contract labor law and the penalty is 81,000 fine. The Protestant Episcopal Council, PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25.—There was a notable gathering of bishops, clergymen and laymen of the Protestant Episcopal church to-day in the St. James church. The occasion was the first meeting of the mis sionary council appointed at the last gen eral convention. The council is composed of 188 members, Including all the bishops and an equal number each of clergymen and laymen, a majority of whom were present. Bishop Tuttle of Mississippi de livered the sermon. After the service, the business session of the council was begun. Bishop Whipple presiding. Gold Excitement In Wisconsin. •EAU CLAIRE, WHU Oct. 2&—Consldera bleexcitement was created here to-dsy bjr the reported discovery of gold one mile from the west bank of the Chippewa river about fifteen miles from its mouth, speci mens having been brought here of high value. A ulnlug oompany will be formed. VIIFTF V- THE WRONG MAN FOUHD GUILTY. Dr. Bowers Innocent of the Crime For Which He Was Sentenced to Death. SAN FRANCISCO.Oct. 25.—At the coro ner's inquest to-night over the body of Henry Benhavon, who committed suicide last Sunday night, a letter was made pub lic written by Benhavon before his death and addressed to the coroner. In the letter Benhavon makes the positive statement that he alone is responsible for the death of his sister, Creolia Bowers, in November, 1885. Dr. J. M. Bowers, husband ot the latter, is now in the county jail under sen tence of death for her supposed murder. On the trial it was proved that she had been killed by poison and circumstantial evidence against her husband was so strong that the jury returned a verdict against him. CON VICTELF OF MURDER. 11. S. Hall Found Guilty of Killing Lillian Rivers. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25.—The trial of R. S. Hall, a variety actor, for the killing of Sophie E. Smith, alias Lillian Rivers, an actress, on the 3d of June last, resulted to-night in a verdict of murder in the first degree. Hall, who was a married man and had a wife and two chileren living in St. Louis, became infatuated with Lillian Rivers and lived with her as man and wife. The murder was the result of jealousy on Hall's pari. He shot her twice aud cut her throat with a razor. He then slashed (lis own throat with the razor, but failed to make a mortal gash. A "FAMILY" RUCTION. Editors of the "Arbeiter Zeitung" Ar rented for Criminal Libel. CHICAGO, Oct. 25.—Max Adler, Edmund Deues, iF. Biehlefeld and L. Stewerowski, editors and owners of the anarchist organ, the Arbeiter Zeitung, were arrested this afternoon on a charge of criminal libel growing out of events connected with the bomb throwing at the Ilaymarket. The complainant is Ernest Leyner, a friend of August Spies. Within the past fortnight the Arbeiter Zeitung has published charges that Leyner, who it is claimed the anarch ists expected to be an important witness for them in the trial before Judge Gary, had been hired by the police for $500 to go on a secret junketing tour. AMICABLY SETTLED. The Oregon Transcontinental Leaned by the Two Pacifies. NEW YORK, Oct. 21.—A joint contract was yesterday entered into between the Northern Pacigc and the Union Paxific and Oregon Navigation companies by which the latter corporation is leased and jointly operated by the two former com panies, wiio guarantee 6 per cent per annum on Oregon Navigation stock, All questions between it and the Oregon Transcontinental will be settled amicably and all suits and counter suits will be withdrawn. CHICAGO'S "WAR DEBT." Bad Generlship Leaves the International Encampment Badly in Debt. CHICAGO, Oct. 21.—Particulars pub lished here this morning as to the financial collapse of the grand international military encampment recently held here show the managers to have been more incapable and reckless and the financial shortage even greater than was at first supposed. Gene ral Chatlain, Bentley and Beveridge are at a loss to account for the disaster. There is a sum of about 8100,000 which cannot apparently be accounted for. TROUBLE FEARED. The Killing of Editor Stone Liable to Re sult in a Civil War. CHICAGO, Oct. 24.—A special from Talequah, I. T., says: The killing, yester day of Editor B. H. Stone of the Talequah Telephone will, it is feared, result this week in a civil war in the Cherokee na tion. The tragedy is the climax of the most bitter political fight that has ever taken place in the territory. SECRETARY LAMAR. Bumor That he Will Resign and Mr. Muldrew Will Succeed Him. WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.—It is pretty well understood here that Secretary Lamar will resign the interior department portfolio soon and it is also considered certain that he will be succeeded by Assistant Secre tary Muldrew. The Needham-Towsley Mill. ST. PAUL, Oct. 26.—St. Cloud special to the Pioneer Press: Daniel Needham of St. Paul and Dong Towsley of St. Cloud fought at the opera house last evening for a purse of $100, Needham at 185 and Tows ley 156 pounds. In the third round Need ham knocked Towsley clean off his feet and was grabbed by the legs and thrown by Towsley who then struck him while down. The referee promptly gave Need ham the fight. The Chicago Billiard Tournament. CHICAGO, Oct. 26.—The revised handi caps for the Chicago cushion oarom billiard tournament to begin November ftth were announced to-day as having been finally agreed upon as follows: Hchaefer and Slosson 200 points, Cartel' 170, Gallsgher and Oatton 160, Msgllo and Anson lSO/Pat ley 118 and Moulds, Thatcher, Ives. Mat thews, Day, Donovan and Mullen 110 each. Entries olose Octobeftih.r THE ANARCHISTS. Arguments Before the Supreme Court on Application for Writ of Error. The Case Presented by J. Randolph Tucker for Appellants and Attor ney Hunt for the State. Random Hot Shot by the Former and Matter ot Fact Statements by the Latter. And the End is Mot Vet. WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—Argument began in the United States supreme court to-day on the application for a writ of error in the case of the Chicago anarchists. The court gave each side three hours. J. Ran dolph Tucker made the argument for the anarchists and Attorney General Hunf of Illinois argued against the application. Hunt had not finished speaking when the court adjourned. THE ARGUMENT. Mr. Tucker said: "The questions upon this application are, first, have the federal questions been raised in this case Sec ond, does their character justify their re view in this case The act of 1867, which has been deemed by this court to be a sub stitute for section 26 of the judiciary act, gives jurisdiction first where a statute or authority exercised under the state is re pugnant to the constitution of the United States, and second, where a right, privilege or immunity claimed under the constitu tion is denied. This statute should be con strued literally to the party making the ap peal, since it was evidently the intention of its framers to give free access to this court. If a law seemingly fair and just on its face should have put upon it by the state courts a construction contrary to the constitution, that is enough to give this court jurisdiction. If any department of a state government violates the terms of the fourteenth amendment, it is the state which violates. Although the fourteenth amendment was Originally intended to guarantee particularly the right of the enfranchised blacks there is no reason why white citizens should not also enjoy the benefit of its provisions. 1 ask the court to interpose and protect these inert because I may need it myself. I know no anarchy abroad in this land which the American people need fear except ANARCHY IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. 1 fear that when anarchy dons the er mine of justice and administers lynch law in violation of the supreme law of the land. Whether the prisoners' point can be sus tained is a question you can only decide after an examination of the record, but do not strike before you hear. I pray that the court will therefore award this writ, for if 1 do not mistake there is evidence in this whole record which will demand a re versal of the judgment." ATTORNEY GENARAL HUNT of Illinois said: "To warrant the issuance of the writ it must appear from the record first that there is a federal question involved and second that such question was raised and decided in the state court. The fourteenth amendment is equally for eign to any right, privilege or immunity here claimed by petitioners. The com plaint is not that the state has made or is enforcing a law which deprives the peti tioners of any of the privileges or immuni ties guaranteed by that amendment, but that they are deprived of rights by an ERRONEOUS CONSTRUCTION OF THE LAW placed upon it by the trial court of the state. The petitioners did not claim in the supreme court of the state that the Illinois act of 1874 was repugnant to the constitu tion, treaties or laws of the United States, nor that the authority of the court was ex ercised under it, but that the act was con stitutional and valid and the court exer cised its power in violation of that law. The petitioners were tried in the courts of the state, under the laws of the state, and that constitutes a due process of Jaw." Attempted Prison Delivery. YUMA, ARIZ, Oct 27.—A desperate break for liberty was made at the penitentiary this morning. As Superintendent Gales was passing through the north sally port of the prison he was seized by a convict aud marched out, followed by seven other convicts. One of the convicts rushed into the office, wrenched open a drawer and secured a pistol. The superintendent called upon the guards to shoot the convict holding nlm. Kiggs, a life convict, secured the pistol from .the escaping convict and killed the convict who held and was stab bing the superintendent Two prisoners were killed, one mortally and two serious ly wounded. Superintendent Gales was badly wounded. There were no escapes. Shot Guns and Orange Blossom*. PEBHAM, MINX., Oct. 27.—Delica Parks, the handsome 17-year-old daughter of M. J. Parks, a prominent farmer at ixmg Lake, ran away this morning with George Beenick, her uncle. The father pursued them to this point with a shot gun, but they eluded him and went either to Detroit or Sauk Rapids. The father is in pursuit -and hopes to prevent a marriage. "v •'.•"tfpm. PRICE FIVE CENTS. ED UCATIONZ OF INDIANS. Encouraging Report of the Superintend ent of Indian Schools. WASHINGTON, Oct 27.—From the aunual report of John B. Riley, superintendent of Indian schools, to the secretary of the in terior it appears that the aggregate ex penditure by the government for the edu cation of Indian children during the year was $1,095,879, of which 8719,888 was ex pended on account of the government boarding schools and $808^99 for the sup port and education of pupils at contract boarding schools, most of which are under control of religious denominations as the chief items. The whole nuifiber of Indian children between the ages of 6 and 16 years is 89,821. Of this number 14,982, or about 87% per cent, attended school soine portion of the year. The proportion of children attending the schools va ries widely at different agencies. Where schools have been established for several years with accommodations for a consider ble proportion of the pupils the prejudices exhibited by the Indians against education have largely disappeared. A uniform sys tem of text books and study and the teach ing of English only are recommended. The report says that too much stress cannot be laid upon the importance of preparing na tive teachers and to this end suggests that a normal school be established at some of the larger schools. It also sugeesttd that the rudiments at least should be taught In dian children at or near their homes and that the course of instruction at eastern schools be adapted to the wants of pupils who have shown in the reservation schools special aptitude, and further that none but graduates of the reservation scholars be permitted to attend eastern schools and that such pupils be selected by the Indian bureau upon certification of good character and scholarship. The su perintendent makes the following recom mendations: That an industrial boarding school be established near the Missouri river adjacent to the Sioux reservation that schools be provided for the tribes in Nevada that a commission be appointed and prepared to make a thorough examin ation of the whole subject of education. On the whole, the report indicates an ap preciable advance during the year in In dian education. PREPARING FOR ACTION. Troops Concentrating at Custer and the Campaign to Begin at Once. ST. PAUL, Oct. 26.—Troops were to-day engaged in throwing up earth works and perfecting a system of defences for Fort Custer, Mont. Two companies of infantry from Fort Missoula reached Custer to night. It is thought the troops sent to the Cheyenne agency will arrive to-morrow evening and the movements at Custer will begin at once'thereafter.. Billings special to the Pioneer Press: The greatest secresy is maintained by Ft.«Custer officials, but it is expected that the Crow arrests will be made as soon as the snow melts, which will probably be in four or five days. Swora Bearer and party are reported near the Custer battle ground. Aji Ind runner says allies from other on their way to join him. An Indian tribes are Cyclone in Mexico. NEW YORK, Oct. 26.—Captain Wetherell of the steamer Thornhill, which arrived here from Progreso, Mexico, to day, reports that a cyclone swept over Proereso from the northwest on the night of October 12th and continued for four days. For five days there was no cammunication to be had with shore. About twenty-five vessels, large and small, were stranded, a majority loaded with perishable goods which were destroyed. About thirty-five houses were raged. Captain Wetherell does not know whether anv lives were lost or not A Seriouw Railroad Accident. COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO., Oct. 27.—A freight train on the Midland railroad was derailed near Florissonit this morning by a broken rail. Fireman Torbett of Lead ville and Brakeman Dave Kelly of this city were caught beneath the engine. Their heads were crushed to a jelly. Engineer Walton Meyer was perhaps fatally injured. The Red River Road. ST. PAUL, Oct. 27.—Winnipeg special to the Pioneer Press: The basis of the agree ment between Holt of Maine and the pro vincial government by w'lich the Red River Valley ra^road will be completed this season was settled and ratified to-day and it was decided that operations on the road commence at once. Punished Under the Crimes Act. DUBLIN. Oct. 26.—Wilfred Blunt, who was arrested at Woodford on Sunday for speaking at a proclaimed meeting, was to day found guilty of violating the Irish crimes act and sentenced to two months' imprisonment Notice of appeal was given. The Victor's Crew Rescued. PERKY SOUND, ONT., Oct 26. The steamer Maxwell arrived last night bring ing the crew of the barque Victor, wrecked Sunday on Moose Point The crew made a raft of the cabin and got ashore. When found they were in a perishing condition* FS! '^1 Drowned. /,, ST. PAUL, Oct 27 Estelllne, Dak* spec ial to the Pioneer Press: Jaeob Hanson, ex-oounty oommissioner, and Jans a Tally, two prominent Hamlin eounty farmer*,' were drowned in Lake Poinsett last night while Ashing, their boat being capeised.