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VOLUME LXXIX.— NO. 14.
MAY FIGHT A DUEL Congressman Boatner and Editor Hearsey After Each Other. BOTH KUN NEWSPAPERS. An Interesting Controversy That Led Up to a Great Sensation. VERY CUTTING COMMENTS MADE " Liar and Scoundrel " Hurled at the Statesman, and Now Some Shoot ing Is Expected. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13.— A special dispatch to the Recorder says: There are good prospects of a duel be tween Congressman Charles J. Boatner of the Fifth District and Major H. J. Hearsey, editor of the Daily States, an afternoon paper in this city. Mr. Boatner is opposed to the fenomination of Governor Foster. The States supports it. Mr. Boatner owns and runs a newspaper in Monroe called the Evening New?, in which he has been attackine Governor Foster very strongly. The States took up the cudgels in behalf of the Governor, and accused the Con gressman of flopping so many times for and against Foster that it was hard to tell bow he stood anyway. Tbe Evening News retorted by saying that the States had secured its contract for the city printing by fraud, and it was in the hope of retaining this that it was sup porting Foster. The States called the Congressman a liar and several other names, and the lat ter rejoined in kind, and also wrote a letter to the editor saying, that in the course of time he would take occasion to demand a proper retraction. This afternoon the States came out with a leading editorial headed "C. J. Boatner — Liar, Scoundrel." The article created a sensation and there were rumors afloat that Mr. Boatner had reached town in anticipation of the article and would take immediate steps to secure satisfaction. He could not be located to night. RECEIVED STOLEN BODIES. Arrest of the Dean and a Member of the Faculty of the Kansas Medical College. TOPEKA, Kaks., Dec. 13.— S. A. John son, janitor of the medical college, charged with body-snatching, to-day appeared in Judge Ferris' court for preliminary hear ing, but the case was postponed until December 24. It was current rumor to-day that one of the sixty-two students of the college had made a confession implicating several members of the faculty. The County At torney would neither confirm nor deny the rumor, but admitted that he had obtained evidence sufficient to secure other arrests. To-night Dr. J. E. Minney, dean of the Kansas Medical College, and Dr. M. R. Mitchell of the faculty were arrested on a charge of receiving bodies stolen from the cemeteries. They weie released on bonds. Joseph G. Waters, attorney for the men whoi-e wives' craves were desecrated, says that he will to-morrow file damage suits against the collepe officials and students. The A. O. U. W. lodges are raising money to assist in the prosecution of the proposed criminal and civil suits. Two of the men whose wives' bodies were stolen belong to that order. AN ALDERMAN FATALLY SHOT. Sam Dubois of Omaha the Victim of an Inebriated and Brutal Brother- in- Law. OMAHA, Nebb., Dec. 13.— Sam Dubois, who was last month elected one of the Aldermen-at-iarge, was shot and fatally injured this evening by bis brother-in-law, George Hoover. Hoover had been abusing a sister of Mrs. Dubois for several days, and there had been frequent quarrels on the subject. This afternoon when Dubois came home Le found the sister in tears as the result of the insults of Hoover, who had been drinking heavily. Dubois then threw Hoover out of the house. This evening Hoover suddenly appeared in a shop where Dubois was standing, and fired two shots. Both took effect, and the physicians say that Dubois will die in a few hours. He made an ante-mortem statement to the County Attorney, which that official refuses to divulge until the trial. IST A. PREMATURE EXPLOSION. tour Men Killed and as Many More Are Missing. ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 13.— A dispatch from Knoxville, Term., to the Constitution says: A premature explosion of powder and dynamite at La Folette, Campbell County, yesterday afternoon killed four men, and fonr others may have died by the explosion. The bodies of four men have been recovered and four are still missing. The dead are: Neal Dabney, John Webb, Andrew Bates and one Price. LOST A SHAME IN THE MINE. Ineffectual Suit of a Coloradan Who "Grub- Staked" a Prospector. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 13.— A mining suit involving over $500,000 was decided in Judge Hunt's court here to-day. In 1891 J. D. O'Hair "grub- staked" James Burns to locate claims at Cripple Creek. Among the properties located is the new famous bonanza Portland. O'llair claimed a third interest in Burns' share in that mine, but tbe court de cided the agreement between Burns and The San Francisco Call. O'Hairvoid, as either party had the right to declare it null, and further decided that O'Hair's delay in bringing action to re cover bars him from any right to sue. The Portland ia now producing $100,000 gold every month. BRUTAL DEED OF A BRICKLAYER. Becoming Enraged by a Fretful Babe He Tore the Infant's Flesh With His Teeth. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. IS.— Henry Hawkins, a bricklayer, who is drunk and out of employment most of the time, lives with his wife, to whom he has been mar ried about three months, and a family of stepchildren. The youngest of the step children is Bertha Rathbuin,a bright babe of 10 months. On Tuesday night the family went to bed earlier than usual. Hawkins took the baby, Bertha, to bed with him. The little one was tretlnl and began crying. The Stepfather became enraged and with the brutality of a demon he bit the breast of the baby in a dozen places, mating great raw spots and leaving the indentures of his teeth. Not satisfied with this he pinched the little one's sides with his big hands until the blood spurted out and the flesh was nearly severed frum the body. It is thought that the brute would have literally chewed the child to death had not its mother and 19-year-old brother res cued it from his fiendish grasp. Dr. S. H. Anderson was summoned and feared at first that the child would die from its wounds. The attention of the Humane Society was called to the case and Hawkins was lodged in jail in default of ?200 bail. SCOFF AT SUPERSTITION An Irish Dinner Enjoyed by the Thirteen Club of New York. Guests Walked Under a Stepladder and Promptly Upset the Salt- Cellars. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13.— The Thir teen Club sat down to an Irish dinner to night at 8:13 o'clock in the dining-rooms of the Stevens House. The meal was served by Lansing Roake of the hotel be cause his name contains thirteen letters. There were five tables, at each of which sat thirteen diners, while at an overflow table sat Captain William Flower, the founder of the club and its custodian. On entering the dining-hall every mem ber was compelled to walk under a step ladder, and as he sat down and lifted his napkin from the table he upset his salt cellar. Colonel Fred C. Hamilton, the club's chief ruler, presided. Citizen George Francis Train was on his right. After the covers were removed a social time was enjoyed, during which songs were sung and speeches made. Citizen Train, who as usual on such occasions was bedecked with an immense bouquet aud wearing a broad red sash, made the prin cipal address in "the brogue." DjyAMITE USED IX JAIL. Prisoner* Explode a Large Quantity, but Fail to Escape. SPRINGFIELD, 111., Dec. 13.— At 6:30 o'clock this evening a desperate attempt at jail breaking was made by the prisoners in the county jail. James Conway, alias Conners, alias Secklo, alias Secsloran, and John Rogers sawed an iron railing which joined the south wall of the jail, charged it with dynamite and then ignited the fuse. The explosion was terrific, being heard about & mile away. After the ex plosion they snatched up the iron pipe and began beating against the wall, as the dynamite failed to do its work. None of the prisoners escaped. The damage to the jail will be very heavy. VEX EZ L ELAN R E VOL UTIOX. Forces and Anns Taken on the Steamer Cla**mate. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13. — The Venezuelan revolutionary party in this city received a cipher cablegram to-day which announced the landing of the steamer Classmate, which left this port on December 1 on a filibustering expedition for Venezuela. On board the Classmate were General Domingo Monagas, who is to be the head of the revolutionary forces, and General R. Cebellos, one of General Monagas' staff. A large quantity of arms and ammuni tion was also landed. They were taken ashore December 10. General Jose Amparan will now be re lieved of command of the army of the East by General Monagas. This is tne most important branch of the army. Ilf HOXOR OF THVRMAX. Ohio State Officer* Will Attend the JFune- ral in a Body. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 13.— There will be a general suspension of business here to-morrow, as a mark of respect to ex-Sen ator Thurman, whose funeral occurs at 1 o'clock. All the courts, Federal, State and county, adjourned this afternoon till Mon day, and public officers generally gave notice that their offices would be closed to-morrow. The State officers met in the office of Governor McKinley this evening and ap f»i)inted a committee to draft suitable reso utions and resolved to attend the funeral in a body. McKeiffhan Seriously 111. LINCOLN. Nebr., Dec. 13.— There is no doubt that ex-Congressman W. A. Mc- Keighan of Red Cloud is critically ill in Hastings, where he went on a visit last week. Governor Hoieomb went to see him last night and reports his condition serious. McKeighan was one of the most intelligent Populists in Congress. He was elected in 1890 and re-electe<i in 1892. Last year he was defeated in a close fight by W. fe. Andrews of Hastings. Senate Chairmanship*. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13.— The Herald's special from Washington says: The Republican Steering Committee has practically completed its list of committees for the reorganization of the Senate, and wiil report to tbe Republican caucus Mon day. Among the chairmanships are: Coast Defenses, Squire; Fisheries, Perkins; Pacific .Railroads, Stewart. Damaged by Fire. ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 13.— A fire broke out this morning in the top floor of the workshops of Guiterman Bros.' clothing establishment. Corner of Filth and Sibley streets, and quietly communicated to two large establishments adjoining. Loss, 1100,000. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1895. CAUSED A BIG SCARE. Fright Followed the Firing of Two Revolver Shots. i ALL CHRISTIANS FLED. An Incident Showing the High Tension of Feeling at Constantinople. ARMENIANS BEGAN TO ESCAPE. The Fear Extended Even to English Women, Who Sought Safety in the Embassy- CONSTANTINOPLE. Tubkey. Dec. 13.— ALEXANDER W. TERRELL, "UNITED STATES MINISTER TO TURKEY, WHO DEMANDS FROM THE PORTE PROTEC TION FOR AMERICANS IN ARMENIA. The details of the scare here and at Galata and Pera yesterday illustrate the tension of public feeling. One of the two Arme nians who started the panic by engaging in a street brawl discharged a revolver at his opponent. The Christians within hearing of the shot immediately surmised that another massacre had commenced, and shops in the vicinity of the disturb ance were closed with astounding rapidity. The alarm spread and * the people, rilled with a vague terror, rushed aimlessly hither and thither. The streets soon furnished a scene of in credible confusion, hundreds of people MAP OF CONSTANTINOPLE, SHOWING NUMEROUS FORTIFICATIONS AND ROUTE OF WARSHIPS TO THE CAPITAL OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. . ... 1 making ther way as fast as possible to ward Galata and Pera ; on the northern side of the Golden Horn. The dwellers in these suburbs, seeing the fugitives wildly stampeding, either joined in the flight, making for the open country, or barricaded themselves strong ly within their houses and shops. The Armenian porters, who were working about the streets as usual, hastily dropped their loads, and, with terror k depicted on tneir fac«js, tied, as they thought, for their lives. A number of English ladies were af fected by the fear that had seized upon all the Christians, and fled from their places of residence to tne British embassy, where they claimed the protection of the Embassador. Fifty Armenians sought and were given shelter in the residence of Hon. M. H. Herbert, the Sheriff of the British em bassy. As soon as the authorities heard of the trouble, and that was almost imme diately, many troops were summoned to the Yildiz .Palace. The officials acted promptly and well. Tne police were well handled and cavalry and infantry were de tailed 10 patrol the streets. The panic lasted for some time, and then subsided almost as quickly as it had started. A characteristic official report was issued later, which attempted to minimize the affair. It ascribed the troubles to Ar menians telling the crowd that was attracted by the revolver shot that tho Mussulmans were going to loot the shops because of the arrival of the British and Italian guardships. LONDON, Exg.. Dec. 13.— The represen tative of the United Press in Constanti nople telegraphing under yesterday's date says that a number of Turks on Wednes day night broke into an Armenian church at Hissar, near Robert College, and stole all the silver vessels and ornaments. SLAUGHTERED IX PRISOX. Tale of an Armenian in Reference to Cruelty of the Turk*. LONDON. Eng., Dec. 13.— The Daily News f Continued on Third Page.} CLEVELAND IS LOST Duck-Hunting Party of the President Cut Off by Storms. WHERE IS THE VIOLET? The Tender Was to Have Left Hatteras, but Whether It Did So Is Not Known. FURIOUS SWEEP OF THE WINDS. Gales Rage Over the North Carolina Sound, and Telegraph Wires Are Down. NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 13. — President Cleveland and his party have succeeded to-day in thoroughly losing themselves to the outside world, for no one knows where he is at present. The Violet was to have left Hatteras to day, but whether she did so or not is not known, for a gale has been raging over the North Carolina sounds, and the wires be tween Kitty Hawk and Hatteras are down. At Kitty Hawk the wind blew at the rate of sixty-eight miles an hour, and was probably much heavier at Hatteras. No vessels have arrived from North Carolina waters, and it is the opinion of sailing masters that the Violet could not have made the run up Pamlico Sound under the heavy winds prevailing. Another obstacle prevents the Presi dent's return. The water in the Albemarle and Chesapeake canal, through which the Violet must pass on her way to Norfolk, now measures only five and a half feet, the lowest ever known in that connecting link between Virginia and North Carolina. It is probable that the Presidential party will have to go to Elizabeth City, N. 0., and come to Norfolk by rail. The storm around Hatteras is the worst so far this season. CLASSED AS "FAKIRS." Socialist Workmen Pay Their Respects to Knijihts of Labor. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13.— The large hall at Cooper Union was filled with So cialists to-night. A meeting was held un der the auspices of the Social Labor party. It was opened by Charles Franz, who said that it was held as a reception to the more progressive delegates of the conven tion being held at Madison-square Garden, and for the purpose of bringing about an understanding between the Social Labor party and the trades unionists. The meeting was presided over by W. L. Brower, who made a short speech, in which he criticized the "fakirs," as he called them, who were in control of the Knights of Labor. He said that the work ingmen had little to hope for in the con vention of the American Federation of Labor. Lucien Sanial spoke discouragingly of the convention, and referred to Samuel Gompers as a pompous nonentity. He ad vocated the Belgian system of reorgani zation, which brings about the amalgama tion of Socialists and trades unionists. He spoke encouragingly of the Socialistic condition in France. He concluded by Baying that a situation more distressing than that occasioned by the Chicago strike was impending. UPROAR IN THE CHAMBER Stormy Scene Growing Out of Gallenda's Charge Against the Magistrates. Italian Statesmen Make Little Progress in Investigating the Rome Bank Scandal. ROME, Italy, Dec. 13.— 1n the course of debate in the Chamber of Deputies to-day on the report of the Parliamentary commit tee investigating the charges against ex- Premier Giolitti of having stolen the documents that were abstracted from tbe Banca Romana and taken to the Ministry of the Interior, while Giolitti was at the head of that department, the ex-Premier contended that the charges were not de vised in the public interest, but had been formulated and brought forward solely for the political ends. He defied his accusers to produce proof that he had been actuated in the matter of the Banca Romana or the prosecution of SignorTanlongo, the Gover nor of that institution, by personal inter ests. Signor Gallenda, Minister of Justice, in replying, alluded to the magistracy in terms which cast doubt upon their integ rity and judicial fairness. In an instant there was tremendous uproar in the Chamber, amid which could be heard cries of protest from all sides. The din drowned the Minister's voice and he was compelled to stop. The excitement increased beyond the power of the Presi dent to control, whereupon^all of the other Ministers walked out of the Chamber, leaving Signor Gallenda the sole repre sentative of tbe Government in the house. The uproar was so violent and protracted that the proceedings of the Chamber were temporarily suspended. When the sittinor was resumed Signor Cavalotti, the Radical leader, declared that the Chamber ought to deal with Prime Minister Crispi in the same measures it might adopt against Signor Giolitti. The supporters of Signor Giolitti maintained the necessity of a direct inquiry into the matter by. the Chamber, or failing there, that the ex-Prime Minister be sent to the High Court of Justice. The Government supporters agreed that it would be dangerou3 in the present situa tion to awaken political bitterness by pro longing the inquiry in the High Court. A majority of the Chamber .finally voted that there was no cause for sending Signor Giolitti before the High Court. This de cision is tantamount to squashing the whole affair. Wideipread Devastation. ST. JOHNS, N. F., Dec. 13.— Reports of yesterday's storm show widespread de vastation. The whole coast was swept. Full details will not be received for some days yet. The steamer Ulnnda from Liver pool arrived here to-day. She encountered the most frightful weather ever experi enced by any of her officers. It was feared that she would never survive. Artist Hardie Divorced. EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec 13.^C. M. Hardie, an artist, has obtained a di vorce from his wife, Mary Hardie, an American, who confessed infidelity. Mrs. Hardies maiden name was Lewis. Hardie emphatically denied the intimation of the counsel that he had received money from corespondents other than Pounds, the tenor upon condition that they should not be called into the case. Rich Mines in Argentine, NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 13. — The Herald has a telegram from Buenos Ayres, Argentina, stating that great excitement has been created here by the discovery of rich gold deposits near Mendoza. The gold assays 35 ounces to the ton. Chinese Resume Possession. LONDON, Esq., Dec. 13.— The Globe publishes a dispatch furnished by the news agency saying the Chinese officials resumed possession of Port Arthur December 12, General Sum. on behalf of China, taking over the station from the Japanese officers. itnn It oxen a Fishing Smack. LONDON, Esq., Dec. 13.— The coasting steamer Harrington ran down the fishing smack Ugan twenty miles off Whitby this morning. Ten of the Ugan's crew were drowned and only one saved by the Har rinpton. When Parliament Will Meet. LONDON, Exg., L>ec. 13.— The Official Gazette contains a notice summoning Par liament to mept on February 11. PRICE FIVE CENTS. FLIGHT OF MR. BUDD. The Governor Declines to Go Upon a Junket to Washington. CONFIDES IN FRIENDS. He Fears That Flint Might Oust Jeter Should He Leave the State. ANXIOUS AS TO THE OUTCOME. The Executive Afraid That His Ap. pointment of Millard's Successor Will Not Stand. STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 13.— Governor Budd will not go to Washington during the session of Congress in the interest of the Government building and river appro priation bills for this city, introduced in the House of Representatives on the 3d inst. by Congressman Grove L. Johnson. In fact, it is doubtful if the chief executive will leave the confines of the State until after the meeting of the next Legislature. It is not because he does not desire to lend his influence at Washington in favor of these appropriations, but because he is afraid the friends of President Thomas Flint of the State Senate will steal a march on him in his absence and unseat his ap pointee, Mr. Jeter, presumed to be the Lieu tenant-Governor of California. During the present week and just previous to the Governor's departure for Sacramento he confided in a friend hera that he was very doubtful of the legality of his appointment of Mr. Jeter as the successor of Lieutenant-Governor Millard. The Governor was dissatisfied with the situation, and, if his conversation was not misinterpreted, he believed that Mr. Flint would have very little trouble in ousting Mr. Jeter. Mr. Budd believed that in any event the matter will go to the Supreme Court, but until it does he will not consider Mr. Jeter's position safe. Concerning the probable decision of the Supreme Court en the matter, the Gov ernor is not satisfied that his position will be sustained, but he will in the meantime contend that he has acted with full au thority in the matter. There has been much inquiry as to why the Governor did not start for Washington, inasmuch as it was known that the ladies of the Commer cial Association annex would cheerfully bear the financial burder of the trip. When the reasons for the Governor'sjeem ing lack of interest in the matter became a topic of discussion, the matter was quietly smoothed over by his friends with out divulging the information which the Governor had communicated to them. In the meantime the subject of a mass meeting has been industriously discussed, and the Governor cheerfullyneonsented to become one of the speakers at the gath ering. The conversation containing these state ments was quite lengthy, and Governor Budd's doubts of his ability to leave the State were expressed in much stronger language than in these sentences. It is now well known among the Governor's close personal friends in this city that he is very apprehensive that he has repeated his course in the San Francisco Police Com mission matter, and there is little doubt but that he would cheerfully retire Mr. Jeter if it were possible to do so with due credit to himself and his friends. As the matter now stands, Governor Budd is in the State as the watchman of Mr. Jeter's interests, and while he would like to have the matter tested in the Supreme Court, he is not in a position to test a case of his own making. "When the Legislature meets, Mr. Jeter will pretend to assume the duties of his position, with out asking the consent of any court, but should the Supreme Court in the mean time have the matter in band, Mr. Jeter's interests will be defended by the ablest at torneys obtainable by the administration forces. While little has been said on the matter, there is no doubt that the San Benito County legislator is a source of much ap prehension to Mr. Budd. The highest hopes of the administration forces at the present time are to secure the power to make up the various committees in the next Legislature, and with Mr. Jeter in the position he now holds he would contribute largely to that end. Nothing would add so much to the contentment of the Gov- ernor at present as to know that Jeter would be retained. IHIBTY-OyX Mil ILIUSGS SUHXED. A Town in Florida Almost Wiped Out by a Fire. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 13.-The town of Titusville, in Brevard County, was nearly wiped out by fire this morning. The fire originated in Hamberg's store in the business center of the town, and before it was got under control thirty-one build ings were destroyed. A man named O'Brien entered a burning building to se cure $18 which he had left in his room. He was so bauly burned that he died in a short while. The total loss is estimated at $100,000, partially covered by insurance. SCORED FEDERAL OFFICERS. Dr. McAllister's Hot Shot at the Refortn Convention. BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 13.— The Na tional Reform convention adjourned sine die to-night. The day was devoted by the delegates to a discussion of temperance reform. Rev. Dr. McAllister of Alle^bany, Pa., aroused considerable interest when be scored Secretary of the Treasury Carlisle, Commissioner Stump of the United States Immigration Bureau and the other United States Government officials who permitted a saloon to be operated on Ellis Island. For additional Pacific Cbast news see Page* 3 and i. San Francisco is famous for beautiful stores — Crockers' for instance. Stationery and lgatjjer goods, 227 Post street 215 Bust atteefc