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VOLUME LXXXII.-NO. 119.
TO CHECK THE SCHEMES OF JAPAN No Longer Any Doubt as to Measures of Precaution. WARNED BY A MESSAGE FROM MILLER. The Admiral Sent Word of the Peculiar Move of the Naniwa Kan. POINTED INSTRUCTIONS TAKEN BY THE WHEELING. An Order to Miller to Closely Watch the Mikado's Men at Honolulu and to Hold the Islands Against All Opposition* IT _T ASHINGTO - V ' p. c Sep*- 26.— j \rn\g That the administration ha fjfff grave fear** 'fiat Japan is rv ;* ning a coup in the Haw 1 -lands and is taking every precaution to | checkmate the Eastern empire there is no | longer any doubt. Rear- Admiral Miller, in command of the ] Pacific station, who is now at Honolulu j on the flagship Philadelphia, believes that Japan is planning to prevent the annexa tion of the Islands to the United Slates, | and has notified the department to that effect. His dispatch, broii-bt up on the ] Moana and telegraphed from San Fran cisco, was very brief, but it caused consid erable consternation at the Navy Depart ment and resulted in sending the Wheel ing to Honolulu in post haste. According to a high official in the Navy Department Admiral Miller's dispatcn read as follows: The .1 ap:s cruiser *"»;. iii wa Elian lias It'll this port, luit is under orders to return at si stated time. It was exactly just such a move as the same vessel made in 1892, at the time of the overthrow of Lißuokalani anrt the raising of the stars and stripes on ihe islands. T.':e N'.niw. Kan was stationed ! at Honolulu at that time, but suddenly received sailing oiders, ostensibly for home. She went to 3ta, but instead of re turning to Japan went to one of the neigh- , boring is lands, where she remained for two or three weeks, when she returned to , Honolulu to the discomfort of everybody j there. Just what her plans were was , never definitely understood, but it was the j general belief that her movements were j intended to thro* the American Minister | and naval forces off iheir guard, and if the i opportunity presented to either give aid to the anti-annexationis-s cr take forcible possession of the islands in the name of the Japanese emperor. The opportunity never occurred, but the home, government has not forgotten the affair, and the dispatches the Wheeling is \ bearing to Admiral Miller will again pre- ' vent Japan from carry her scheme of preventing annexation into effect. ] It is stated on undisputed authority that the dispatches from the Secret- of the Navy instruct Admiral Miller to : c.osely watch every move made by the j Japanese, and at th*< very first sign of any I ; unusual step to hoist the stars r.nd stripes : over the islands again and to hold them against ail opposition. st < This, in effect, is the order to the head of the naval forces there. The Wheeling * also conveys dispatches from the Stale I Department to Minister He wall, but al though their exact terms are unknown ! out*-i .c of the department, it is certain I that the Minister is given practically the same instructions as those to the ad miral. The Navy Department is kept fully in- ' formed of the progress of work on the ' ships undergoing repairs at Mare Island, ami Commandant Kirkland nas been in structed to have every ship ready for sea as quicSly as possible. So far the efforts of the commandant have been directed to getting tile Baltimore ready to sail for Honolulu, by the Ist of October, and he lias notified the department tbat this will be done. The Baltimore will relieve the Philadelphia upon leaching the islands, and the laiter will go to Mare Island for an overhauling as soon as Admiral Miller feels that ne is justified in permitting her to depart. The detail of officers for the Baltimore haa not been completed yet, but it is probable that most of those on the coast defense vessel Monterey, as well as her crew, will be transferred to tbe flagship, while the Monterey will go out of commission for a time. It is necessary : The San Francisco Call for the monitor to go on the drydock for a cleaning, and by the time she is ready for sea again it is expected that a crew will have been sent to her from one 01 the Eastern stations. Pay Inspector Edward Billows, formerly in charge of tne navy pay ottice in San Francisco, and more recently paymaster at the Newport station, has been ordered to the Baltimore as fleet paymaster on Admiral Miller's staff. He is do* in San Francisco and has appointed W. J. Cor win of Vallejo, Cal., as his c. erk, but the appointment of fleet clerk has not been made yet. Orders will undoubtedly be issued in a day or two for Chief Engineer Kirby, now in San Francisco, to join the Baltimore. Who will be ordered to the command of the Baltimore has not been decided upon. It is learned that although the new gun boat Marietta has taken on her stores at Mare Island, no orders have been issued for her to go to sea and none will be uniil alter her official trial unless the next s:e mer from Honolulu brings news that renders it imperative lor her to join the Beet there. Soon to Be Ready for Sea. VALLEJO. Cal., Sept. 28.— days have wrought a woderful change in the ap pearance of the more, and tin* re is no longer any <ioubt that she will be ready for sea by the first of the month. Con tractors f.om San F. ancisco were sent for Saturday in take the necessary measure ments mid put in bids for carpets, rugs* curtains, etc., for the officers' quarters, and the contracts will be let Monday or Tues day. The contractors were given positive notice that tne furnishings must be deliv ered before the Ist of O* to ber. TRAIN-ROBBERS BLUNDER. Intended to Cut the Express Car Away from the Train, but Missed it. MOORHEAD, Minn., Sept. — The west: ound passenger train on the North ern Pacific was held up three miles north of here at an early hour this morning. The express car carried a large sum of money, which the robbers failed to secure (.wing to a blunder in cutting off the cars. The robbery was the coolest piece of work imaginable. Engineer Hoover, just after pulling out of Elydon, noticed a man on the front platform of tbe mail car. A few moments lat< r the robber climbed over the tank and at the point of a pistol told the engineer to apply the brakes. Ihe other robbers came forward, bringing in the con ductor arid brakemen. Ail mounted the engine, which was again started weft. The robber sat on the tank and ordeied the engineer to keep her moving. Not until the train reached Moorhead was it known that the engine and mail car had been cut off from the balanc of the train. The other robbers discovered that they had not cut deep enough into the train to secure the ex press safes, and they rapidly despoiled the crew of their watches and money and made their escape. SBVT IO SAVE LIFE. Frobabhj a Justifiable Homicide at Rer- tip. Ark. PARAGOULD. Arc. Sept. 26.— At Ber ti»-', a Utile s. ation on the Paragouid Southeastern Railroad, nine miles east of this place, W. R. Worth shot and almost instantly killed A. C. Hopkins, a promi nent citizen of that place, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Hopkins and his wife recently separated. Hopkins returned this alter noon and assaulted his wife with a knife. Worth interfered to save the woman's life and. drawing a pistol, shot Hopkins as he was about to plunge the knife into bis Wife's body. Worm surrendered and is in jail at Paraeould. >-■-_;-* SAX FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1897. REAR-ADMIRAL JOSEPH NELSON MILLER, V. S.N. This fearless officer in command of the Pacific, squadron, who is now at Honolulu, duly warned the Navy Department of the peculiar movements of the Japanese cruiser Naniwa Kan. The new gunboat Wheeling, now speeding to Honolulu, carries instruc tions to Admiral Miller to .watch every move of the Japanese, and at the first sign of any unusual step to hoist the stars and stripes over the islands and to hold them against all opposition. . - WILL NOT RETRACT ONE WORD Sarah Pratt Carr's Reply to the Press of California. SAYS SHE HAS BEEN MISREPRESENTED. Her Letter Critic zing San Joc-quln Morals Wrongly Interpreted. SOUGHT ONLY TO INVITE UNITARIAN AID. "The Call" G yen an Exclusive Statement Tersely Defining* Her Position. HANFORD, Cal., Sept 26.— Mrs. Sarah Prat*. Carr, about whom so much nas been said and written within the last few days, is the pastor of the Unitarian church here, and resides at Lemoore, & small place ten miles from Hanford. An unusu ally large congregation was in attendant ta at her church this morning, all expecting her to exonerate herself from the "roaster" now being hurled at ber by the press of the State, and of the San Joaquin Valley in particular, but she spoke only a few words about the affair, her defense being that she was misquoted by a large num ber of the papers, and that her original meaning was badly distorted. When seen at her home in Leraoore to night she talked freely about .tho ephe meral notoriety thrust upon her because of the letter appearing in the Christian Register of Boston. Mrs. Carr says the notoriety is rather undesirable, but that she will not retract one word of her origi nal letter. Her main point is. that the .letter was not written for publication,, but that it was written as an appeal to Unita rians in the East for help in this field. Mrs. Carr has been an active worker for ] the betterment of mankind in this com munity for the past three years and has siid many thin s much more startling than what was said in her.letter. She is well known and. universally liked in this community, although her article has been the subject of much animated discussion here. . Mrs. Carr's . husband, -B. O. . Carr, the Lemoore banker, declared that his wife had said much harsher things before State conferences, but that nothing was ever said about it. * . Mrs. Carr would not be interviewed by representatives of other papers, but said she would talk for Till. Call because it had treated her so fairly. She said: that the other papers pnblishrd only the bad side of her story, but that The Cam, published a full and authentic artic.e. She gave the following signed statement for exclusive publication in 'Ihe Call: LEMOORE. Cal, Sept. 26.— T0 the San Francisco Call: '. Will you allow, me space in your paper to reply .to some of the various comments which my letter to the Christian Regisler lias, called forth iiorn the California press? • That letter was a denominational one, written to a denominational paper for the purpose of arousing the interest of East ern Unitarians in a work which 1 consider especially their own. Before Haniord, Fresno, Tulare untl many, other San Joaquin towns were ever heard of and even when a part of what is now Stockton was a swamp 1 was a resident of Califor nia. Almost my entire life has been spent in this State, and California's fame and good name are .my, own. I . have spoken .at every Unitarian conference., lor three years previous to, this year, telling the same facts in a more extended way than I told them in the letter quoted, and re porters from all the large San Francisco dailies sat by and did not even mention the matter. The bright side of California life nai been described many times in the Christian Register, as well as in other papers, but no enterprising correspondent hard pushed for news saw fit to telegraph the same to his home paper. The statements I made are true, not only of . tbe small towns in this valley but of all rural communities of the West, and the conditions appear to Eastern eyes just as I described them. From my childhood I. have worked for the good of the com munity, wherever my home might be, to the extent of my ability and strength. No one can be more proud of the vigor, en thusiasm, enterprise and achievements of California. But religious workers and reformers cannot r-vt at ease upon past attainments. It is no disgrace that towns ten, twenty or thirty years old have not all the refining influences of older places which have, per haps, eliminated some of their objection able elements by sending it west. But it would be a disgrace if we, who lived here, did not make continual effort to send to our homes the best influences of the best places in tho world. It was to push that laudable effort that I made my appeal for help to my own church people. I have no quarrel with any church. Each has a place and a work and all are working for the same end; their means, only, diff.r. But if I disagree with some of the doc trines taught in other churches — if some of their methods seem old-fashioned to me— l have a perfect right to say so in the paper of my own denomination. Those differing opinions are what make me a Unitarian instead of a member of an evangelical church. The sharp distinc tion between ball-goers and church mem bers which I mentioned is certainly drawn in the fifteen or twenty towns of California that I know well. And it is for those people who are especially the care of a liberal church that I made my appeal. As long as it is true that tbe saloons one to every 200 or 300 people— are wide open seven days and seven nights in the week; as long as stores are open on Sunday, and no art galleries sacred concerts or temper ance saloons offer counter attractions to the Sunday baseball game; as long as our teachers have to pursue their work of ed ucation without the many valuable helps of .lecture courses, literary clubs, natural history societies, geographical societies, art associations and other similar institu tions, _ome or all of which exist in nearly every eastern town, we do not have -here the restraints which check license and Continued on Third Page. STORIES OF CANNIBALISM REVIVED What Lieutenant Peary and Party Found at Camp Sabine. GHASTLY RELICS BURIED UNDER SNOW. Alleged Evidence That Gree ly's Men Existed on Bodies of Dead Comrades. MYSTERY AND RETICENCE NOW MAINTAINED. Some of the Members of the Returned Ex pedition Pledged to Secrecy — Survivor Connell Tells the Story of Ter rible Suffering. BOSTON. Ma--., Sept. 2«.— 'I lie steam bark Hope, the vessel -which carried Lieu tenant Peary north, re turned to "Boston, to-day with the famous meteorite and rel ies of Greely's lost camp on j hoard. Among: the latter, it is declared by a member of the Hope's crew, are evidences of cannihalism to which it ****** said at the time of Greely's rescue, the members of his party were forced. This j statement, it will he remem bered, as made by one ofthe survivors and denied by Greely. When Lieutenant Peary arrived in Bos ton last week he was asked about his visit to Greely's camp. He refused to discuss it, further than to say that the most im portant finasof the trip were made there, giving as a reason for his refusal a state ment to the effect that it was not a pleas ant 'ing to talk about. A few days later members of his party came here and, while refusing to talk over the matter, said that the discoveries were of a very grewsome nature. To-day a sailor on the Hope said that Peary found positive evidence of canni balism, but that the lieutenant had given strict orders to everybody not to discus the matter. The sailor was most positive in bis statement, and adued that the finds consist in part of human bones found stowed away in snowbanks and a partial set of surgical instruments that bore evi dence of most severe usage. Artist Operti, who went north to make studies for Arctic scenery, admitted that Lieutenant Peary's find was of a most important nature and that it was of a most unpleasant kind, but he would not give details. He would not deny that it was proof of cannibalism, but begged to be excused from further questions, as Peary had exacted upon his word of honor not to discuss the matter with reporter*. Dr. Robert Stein of the United States Geological Survey was also seen. He de clined to state what Peary found in Greely's camp. He, however, would not deny that proofs of cannibalism were found. "I'd rather not talk about Greely's misfortunes," said he. Lieutenant Peary, when seen at the Par ker House, denied that he had found evi dences of cannibalism in Greely's camp, adding : "I personally did not search the snowbanks outside the camp." This is where the sailor says the proofs of man-eating were found. The following is a list of the Greely relics brought back, which Mr. Peary admits is not complete: Two old army hats, a num ber or tincans, set of instrument*-, consist ins of a pocket-needle, wire case, scalpel, scalping-knive-*, lot of old rope, spectacle case, cartridge-shells, pieces of wood, leather ant seal-kin-boats. ' Greely's camp was found covered with snow. It is situated between two hills and is surrounded by a granite wall twenty by thirty feet square, three and a half feet high and eighteen inches thick. The heavy snow made the work of search ing it very laborious. Lieutenant Peary's intentions now are to take the Hope to New York Wednesday morning and anchor her off the Brooklyn navy -yard. He has already secured the permission of the Navy Department to use the largest lighter at the yard in taking the meteorite ashore. Once landed on the stone wall at Brooklyn be will allow the massive piece of iron, weighing between 86 and 100 tons, to rest there until he re ceives a satisfactory offer from some mu seum. Peary is of the opinion that Andree is i safe, but he adds that the chances are a PRICE FIVE CENTS. thousand to one against his finding the north pole. ''•*-.';/. • :''v J ;J' "The statement, that we had discovered some grewsome things about the hut of the Greely expedition," says Peary, "is all nonsense. We found no graveyard belonging. We found conditions such that we could reach the place where the Greely expedition bad made their camp, and although it was August 23 we found things inside the but covered several feet with snow. Our party began to dig around and picked up several buttons and a piece of wood marked 'Norman,' the name of one ot the Greely party, and several other things. Those are all the 'grewsome finds' we made." CONNELL IS INDIGNANT. Declares That He Did' Not Knowingly Eat Any of the Bodies of Comrades. "I Would Disdain to Purchase Life at Such Price," Says One of the Six Survivors. 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