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VOLUME LXXXII.-NO. 157.
SUFFERING AND DEATH WILL BE THE PORTION OF IMPRISONED WHALERS Has just arrived from the Arctic Ocean. The crew of the vessel fought their way to safety inch by inch, and only escaped being imprisoned in the 1 icepack after four days of incessant labor. There is no hope of the imprisoned whaling fleet getting out of the Arctic until next July. Four of them are in a most dangerous position and the others are not very much better off. Each of the j eight vessels has only three months' i I supplies aboard, snd as it will be at least | " :•■;? month? before -help can reach them . -.he situation is a desperate one. The' steam whaler Alexander arrived here from Point Barrow, via Unalaska, yesterday. It' was only win the greatest , difficulty that Captain Tilton got his ves sel through the. ice, and had the Alex ander not been an unusually stout vessel and Captain Tilton an able and deter mined master she would now be irozen in with the others of the fleet. ■ '. "There ate bound to be a great many deaths on the whalers this winter," said Chief Engineer M. McKitinon of the Alex .; ander yesterday. "The steamers Orca, Jessie H. Freeman and Belvedere and the ' •scnooner Rosario are in a very bad place. When we left them they were anchored off Point Barrow and the chances are that they will become wrecks next spring. . They can get neither to the eastward nor westward of the point and the vessels will be exposed to every wind that biows. There were no provisions at Point Bar iow. Captain Cogan of the Thrasher had to take men away from there because of : that fact. There is very little game at the point and the Indian villages are miles away, so one can see that the 150 or 200 on those four vessels are in a tight box. At Cape Smith there is a small supply of provisions belonging to the North Pacific Trading Company, but it will go a very short way among the imprisoned men. •'Fortune lavored us or we would have been caught in the iee 'also. We hud to i. discharge some trade at Cape Smith and k left Point Barrow before the Orca, Free* \ nan, Belvedere and Kosario. Not one of us thought that the ice was closing In and the result was that we had to tight our way inch by inch to safety. For eighteen hours it was 'full speed astern.' th.^n 'stop her' and then 'full speed .ahead,' followed by the crash as we struck the icefield. Back and forth we went and every succeeding crasn seemed to us down in the engine-room as though it would be our last. It did not seem pos sible that wood and iron could stand the : strain mucn longer. Alter getting through the pack we bad to fight our way througn 150 miles of young ice an inch and a half thick. I '-an tell you when we reached Sea Horse Island and saw open water be fore us we were a happy set of men. "The steamer Jeanie, steam whalers Fearless and Newport and the bark ; Wanderer were all frozen In between Point Barrow and Herscbel Island. When we left tne latter place the only ve^Bel left there was the Mary D. Hume. The Narwhal, Balaena, Beluga and Grampus have gone to Copper Mine River to winter. There would therefore be very little succor for the imprisoned fleet from that source. The four vessels to the eastward of Point Barrow are in a better position than those a". Point Barrow, that is if there is any better in a case that is bad at the best. They will have a chance of getting deer, g-ouse and rabbits by hunting, and they are -hot far from an Indian village. The Alexander sailed from HerscheJ Inland on August 20. In his report Cap ' ••. tion Tilton says: . On August 30 we left Flaxtnans Island for the west pack and passed along the pack until '"j toptember 1 by Midway Island, the ice ■A i-rounding in two fatuous to Harrisons Bay. *. SFtiere was heavy ground ice on the west side Vj/.ttie harbor and the same off Cape Hackett, 7 pWWeK was passed on the same day. The i ack : .ice was grounded very heavily here, also at SAiiths Bay, where we passed close inside of ; die grounded floe. I" At ip v. m., after a bard afternoon's work, ' we tie * up to the pack and found we had run up with the Orca, Belvedere and Jessie Free •• nan. A northeast wine sprang up when we ' git under way, and for two days were in com- my with the steamers, fighting toward the . o.p^n. September 5 fresh westerly breezes . r ( >raug up accompanied by snow squalls. Point Barrow was reached, and on Sep* THE STEAM -WHALER ALEXANDER t mber 7 the Alexander left for Caj c Smith. Continuing Captain Tilton says: From the 8 in to the 1-th we m irked against the floes and alone the pack and then came i terrific battle for freedom from the frozen masses. HIS Steam was on at full pressure and we com menced work with a vengeance. We took the I narrowest pari of trie grounded ice and ! worked for eighteen hours without ceasing to ; get four ship* lengths to the open strip of 1 water beyond. On September 17 the Alexander pot clear of the ice and at Herald Island met the whalers Karlttck, William Baylies and Jeanette. In conclusion Capiain Tilton says: The fl -et we left in the ice has not enough provisions' to last through the winter, and the men must make their way over lite ice to the Indian villages or a great disaster may follow. Albert Walters, one of the crew of the wrecked Navarcb, came down on the Al exander. Both his feet were frozen and will have to be amputated in order to save his lie. Directly the whaler came to an anchor he was removed to the United States Marine Hospital. HIES AWAY TO WED HIS FORMER WIFE James Leighton Leaves Fresno Suddenly With a Bride • Elect. D vorced Couple Seek a Mecca Where They May Be Lagally R married. \ Special Dispatch to The Cam. FRESNO, Nov 3.— James Leighton, a i well-known citizen of Fresno and part \ owner of the Excelsior stable, has left the r city with his former wife, Mrs. Alice Leighton. They left last Saturday for the , north, presumably to seek the high seas or some other State where the -bonds of ; matrimony that were severed by the court i a few weeks ago may be reunited. Within | the past three months they bad separated I and become reconciled again no less than three times. Finally Mrs. Leighton sued for a divorce. The husband wss willing ; that she should have it and allowed judg ment to be taken against him by deiauit. The love between the man and woman, ! who had lived together for over twenty i years, was not to be dissipated so easily, | Shortly after the divorce Leighton pro • ceeded to lay siege to the heart of his ■■ former wife again. Experience had taught ', him how to wage nis suit successiully and ! he won. Then that troublesome law passed by the last Legislature prohibiting divorced persons norn marrying again within a year presented itself in their way. It wa* to overcome this law that the fiance and his bride-elect left Fresno. Whither they have gone is unknown and nothing has j been heard from them as yet. It is i thought that they went to Nevada to get ; married. • » SAVED BY HIS GOOD RECORD. Naval Engineer Chambers, Guilty of Scandalous Conduct, Gets Off With a Scolding. WASHINGTON, Nov. 3— Passed As- ; sistant Engineer W. H. Chambers, U. ! S. N., was recently tried by court-martial I at Mare Island on a charge of absence from duty without leave and scandalous i conduct. He plead guilty to both charges, but showed an excellent record and good character in other respects, so that the court contented itself with sen tencing him to be publicly reprimanded i by the KfCretary of the Navy. Th 2 Secretary has just approved the \ proceedings and findings of the court, but has disapproved the sentence as inaed-j quale and has made a few pointed re marks on bis indorsement, which, never the less, free the officer from the sentence. The San Francisco Call SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 4, 1897. PUT TO DEATH BY CANNIBALS ON TIBURON ISLAND Captain Porter of San Diego and a Sailor Companion Slain and Probably Eaten by Fierce Seris Indians* SAN DIEGO, Nov. 3.— George W. Ber maker of this city, who is now at Hermo sillo, Sonora, wired to the Evening Sun to-day as follows: Hep.mosillo, Mexico, Nov. 3. Captain Porter and a sailor named Johnson of the junk World of ban Diego were killed, about October 27, by the Seris Indians on Tiburon Island. They left the junk to kill birds and on their return found the boat* in charge of ' Indians. The ; white men ' fired twelve shots before they were killed. The sloop Juliet brought the new*. The infor mation is reliable. Captain George Porter left here on the schooner World almost a year ago to make a long cruise along the Mexican toast, and especially in the Gul: of Cali fornia. He was a gatherer of curios and shells and was part owner of the World shellsto-e in this city. . His pattner, Miss Cook, was not inclined to believe the dis patch, as she had received a latter from Captain Porter saying that he would not go near Tibuioi, as the island was barren and he did imt care to take chances against the Indians with only one com panion. In oider to verify the story, if possible, Miss Cook wired to the Ameri ; can Consul at Guaymas and received the j following dispatch this evening: "Such a rumor in circulation/ Will ob tain facts and send by mail." Captain Porter bad lived in San Diego about twelve years, and during all that ; time was in the shell and fishing business. ! He was well acquainted with the Mexican coast and well aware of the dangerous 1 character of the Sens Indians, who in ; habit Tiburon Island. Some weeks ago he was at Guay mes with his little schooner, | and was seen by Captain Lew B. Harris of the schooner Emma and Louisa of this j city. He told Captain Harris that he was i about to take another little run up the gulf, and would soon return to San Diego ] with a rich cargo of curios, shells, birds' j eggs, etc. Miss Cook said the last consignment of ! shells from Captain Porter came last Au | gust, and no word since then had been re ; ceived. Sue expected that he would soon I return from the south. Captain Porter was 88 years of age and unmarried. He leaves a mother and sis ter residing at Cleveland, Ohio. John Johnson, his assistant on the schooner, was a well-known water-front character. He had been a sailor all his life. It was because he spoke Spanish fluently that he was engaged to go south on the World. Captain Lew Harris, who visited Tiouron while on his recent cruise and learned much about the Indians by his own ob servation and by conversation with Mex icans, said: "if the bodies of Captain Porter and Johnson were not recovered at once there, is little doubt that they will have been eaten by the savages on Tiburon. The Mexicans insist that those Indians are cannibals, and tell of people who have lost their lives and whose bodies have never been recoverd. Tne Indians are full of a malignant cunning, and it would be one of their tricks to lure the prospectors into the interior and capture their schooner. I know Beermaker well, and have every confidence in his reliability. If he sent such a dispatch with those details it is to be believed." REVOLT In VENEZUELA. Troops Sent From Caracas to Quell : r. -\ Uprisings in Lara and .Bolivar. NEW YORK, Nov. 3.— A special cable from Caracas, Venezuela, to the Herald says: Advices just received from the '. States of Lara ami Bolivar report troubles ■of a revolutionary characier there. In | Bolivar particularly tie trouble seems to i be serious, as three companies of infantry i have been ordered to leave Caracas to- I morrow for Ciudad, Bolivar. BULGARIA'S THREAT TO TURKEY. i Will Declare Her independence Unless the Porte Complies With a Certain Demand. BERLIN, Nov. 3.— The Frankfort Zeit iing publishes the following sensational dispatch from Constantinople: The Bulgarian Government recently delivered an ultimatum to Turkey threat ening to declare the independence of Bulgaria unless the berats to Bulgarian Bishops in Macadonia were granted by 10 o'clock on the morning of November 3*. NEWS OF THE DAY. Weather forecast for San Francisco: A fair Thursday with a cloudy evening. FIRST. Disaster to 'Whalers. Eastern Elections. Eaten by Cannibals- SECOND, Eastern Races. Cocos Island Treasure. THIRD. Eggs for Klondikcrs. Story of Shipwreck. FOURTH. McKcnna on. Union Pacific. Overtures for Reciprocity. Sacramento's New .Mayor. * FIFTH. Wiped Out by a Rig Rla/c. Sternberg Is Not Pardoned. Tcrcdocs Want the Universe. Polhcmus Asks for Rig Money.. j^ ; v- SIXTH. . Editorial/ , Mirth.' ',' NINTH. ■ ! Oakland News. "Races. ; ■ .' -TWELFTH. 'i^/?^ t No More Rooks for the Girls. : • •• Hailed a Brand New Leader. * : . •• >■'> •; SEVENTH. Court the Trade of Alaska. '''-• ■ Menaced ■ by : Grave Danger. - Gamblers on the Diamond* HANNA HAS WON, GORMAN HAS LOST, IN THE OFF YEAR The Legislatures of Both Ohio and Mary land Are Close, but the Republicans Have the Better of the Position. THE RESULT IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK, Nov. 3. — Returns from the State and city elections received to-day do not change the result announced by the Associated Press early last night. Returns from all the counties in the State indicate a plurality of more than 58,000 for Alton B. Parker, Democratic candidate for Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals. His plurality in Greater New York is 133,058. Van Wyck, Tammany candidate for Mayor of New York, has 81,548 plurality over Seth Low, and 118,401 over General Tracy. The State Legislature remains Re publican. The Senators hold over and the new House of Assembly stands 85 Republi cans to 68 Democrats. Ten of the newly elected Republican Assmblymen are said to be anti-Platt. In the present Senate the Republicans' majority is 30 ; in the House 7B. The special election in the Third Congressional District of Brooklyn resulted in a victory for Edmund H. Driggs D. over William A. Prendergast R. by nearly 2000 ma jority. Last year Francis Wilson R. was elected in this district by more than 7500 plu rality. He resigned to become Postmaster of Brooklyn. Prendergast suffered because of the bitter fight between the Republican factions of Brooklyn. BALTIMORE, Nov. 3 —State Senator Norman B. Scott, chairman of the Repub lican State Central Committee, to-night made the following statement as to the Legislative situation: "It does not avail now." said he, "to do any claiming that will not be substan tiated by the returns. We nave sixteen Republican Senators to nine Democratic and one doubtful the one from Calvert— although I am as sured that both the Republican Senator and members of the House were elected there. If we ■ l"ct a Senator from Calvert we will naive a ma jority of eight in the Senate. TWO OP THE; LOSERS, "In the .House there are ninety-one members. It takes forty-six of these to organize the House, which we have. This gives us a majority of one in the House and either seven or nine on joint ballot. This is my claim and it will be found that it will be substan tiated. I must con fess that the major ity is a little too close lor comfort, but Mich a small working majority has some beneficial effecs, for it always results in cementing the party to gether for good legislative work." The Discredited Maryland Leader of the Democracy and the Beaten Candidate for Governor of Ohio. Tne chairmen of both State committees dispatched trusted lieutenants to Calvert County to watch tbecjunt there. IS ALL ONE WAY IN OLD VIRGINIA. The Republicans Are Very Lucky to Have Preserved Their Organization. RICHMOND, Nov. 3.— The latest re turns from yesterday's elections give the Democrats all the Senators elected and 94 and perhaps 95 members of the House. The Republicans get four, perhan3 five, members o the House, and the Indepen dents one member. Tne Democrats made heavy gains in the southwest and in the valley. NOT DEPRESSING TO REPUBLICANS. Expected a Slump, and It Might Have Been Very Much Worse. WASHINGTON, Nov. 3.— A conserva tive non-partisan yew of the election taken by a great many people is that the result is not a direct slap at the adminis tration nor a vote of a lack of confidence in tne Republican party, but largely the result of machine manipulation and boss ism. The opinion is expressed that the administration is involved in the defeat no further than it became associated with the machine in certain localities where there was a revolt. It is not conceded that any popular repudiation of Re publican principles is indicated. Secretary Sherman arrived in Wash ington early this morning and was at his desk busy with the affairs of state, look ing as fresh as if he ha I not voted yester day at Mansfield, Ohio, ana made the long trip back to Washington over night. The Secretary had not received any pri vate advices from Ohio, but said that he was satisfied from the condition of affairs as known to him last night that the Re publicans bad carried the State ticket and the Legislature as well, insuring a Re publican Senator as a successor to Mr. Hanna. Senator Carter of Montana said that be did not regard the result of the election as depressing to Republicans. They ex pected a slump in the elections following a Presidential election, and did not regard the slump in this instance as a bad one. lt'miuht be very much worse, he said, without being very depressing. . He did not think ■ that the administration had been - rebuked or that ■ the people of the country bad changed their minds ; as to the wisdom of having the Republican party in power. The general declaration of the Demo crats is, however, that the result is a triumph for Bryanism; that the next House of Representatives will be Demo cratic, and that they will have a great lift toward the election of Mr. Brvan in 1900. ' Even those who fear that Tammany may use its power to the injury of Bryan be fore the nomination of toe next Presiden tial candidate concede that he moral in fluence of it victory now cannot fail 'to help the par'y and that Tammany will, of course, have to be loyal to the party when it comes to a national election. Withal they rejoice vrener illy... Secretary Long fin's hi 3 only consola tion in the returns from 0 iio and Massa chusetts. "I am very much rejoiced,'' said he "at the prospects of Senator Hanna being returned to the Senate." KANSAS LINES UP WITH THE GUARD. It Is a Clean Sweep in the Home of Jerry Simpson. * TOrEKA, Nov. 3. — At a late hour to night tne Returns from Tuesday's election in Kansas are still very incomplete. The indications are that the Republicans have elected eight of the thirteen D. strict Judges voted for. Republicans claim to have elected ten of the Judges and they concede three to the fusionists. On the other hand the fusionists claim to have been successful in eight of the judicial districts, but no figures are given out. In complete and unofficial returns from ninety of the 105 counties of the State would indicate Republican victories in almost half the county elections. Thes? returns show that in forty-nine counties the Republicans have elected all or nearly all their candidates for county officers. In fourteen counties the fusionists have elected all or nearly ail of their candi dates. In twenty-six counties the offices are about evenly divided between the fusionists and the Republicans. In one county a straight Democratic ticket was elected. However, Taylor Riddle, chair man of the Populist State organization, issued a statement to-night in which he shows that the returns have increased the number of Populist officeholders from 194 to 350, and possibly 375. In Barber County, the home of Jerry Simpson, the Republicans scored a clean sweep. NEW JERSEY NOW IS ALL REPUBLICAN. Legislature Goes to That Party and Mr. Hobart Is Sus tained. .TRENTON, N. J., Nov. 3.— New. Jersey Assembly will have a Republican major ity of 21 on joint ballot. The latest fig ures from the different counties show that the Dmiocrals have elected Senators in trling'on. Hunter, Middlesex, Passaic, and Sussex counties, and that Robert E. Hand, It., is elected Senator from Cape May by about 150 majority. ; With the hold-over Senators, this makes the Senate stand' 14 Republicans to 7 Democrats. PRICE FIVE CENTS. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. a— This has been a day of anxiety with the Ohio poli ticians. It opened with the Republicans and Democrats both claiming the election of their State tickets and a majority of the Legislature. This afternoon the Demo crats conceded the election of the Republi can State ticket by larger pluralities than were given last night in the earliest of these dispatches as the claims of the Republicans. To- night the Democratic State Committee an nounced no definite claims on the Leg islature and the Re publican State Com mittee raised, it? claims to a majority of five on joint bal lot, as follows: Sen ate, 17 Republi can?, 19 Democrats; House, 5S Republi cans, 51 Democrats; total, 75 Republi cans. 70 Democrats. Wood 3 County had been conceded to the Democrats until to night, when the complete returns caused the Republi cans to claim it. On the returns complete at Repub lican State beadquar- ~~ ters the Democrats will Lave a majority of 2 in the Senate and the R publicans of 7 in the House. The fusionists from Cincinnati are all counted as Democratic. The Republicans can organize the House without them. Senator Voight is the only one of the four Senators elected on the fusion ticket in Cincinnati who is a Republican, and he now become* a factor. If Senator Voight should vote with the Republicans on the organization of the Senate, or anything else, the vote would be a tie, with the Republican Lieutenant-Governor having the deciding vote. The Republicans now expect two mora j of the fusion Republicans to vote with ! them for Senator, in which event they claim a majority of 9 on joint ballot, with 77 Republicans and 08 Democrats, j When it was thought to-day that control I of the Legislature might depend on one j vote there was apprehension of trouble in I some counties. Emissaries were sent out I Irom State headquarters to close counties to watch the counting. The Ohio law provides that "not less than one nor more than five days from the date of election the deputy State supetv.sors in each county shall begin the official canvass of the vote, and continue from day to day until completed." In the event of protracted contests in the close counties the suspense of to-day might have continue I until the Legisla ture met next January. Since the change of the claims at Demo cratic State headquarters on the com | plexion of the Legislature, two important ' rumors have been vigorously circulated. j One i* that John R. McLean will be I pressed by the Ohio Democracy for the j Democratic nomination for President in j 1900, and the other is that Senator Hanna j will have opposition in his own party for i election to the Senate. It is claimed by i those advocatinc McLean for the Presi ! den<i3l nomination that he deserves it for j the reduction of the Republican plurality ; to less than half of what it was last year, i and of the Republican majority in the ! Legislature from SO Ton joint bal.ot t6 5i j And the Democrats claim that the major-, ! ily on joint ballot would be 5 the other 1 way if they had an equal chance on con-, tests. There are thirty-six members of the State Senate and there are only one or two of the Senatorial districts that are so close or doubtful as to- admit of contests on which Republican Senators could be unseated. On the other band there are 10" mem bers of the House, in which the Republi cans claim a majority of seven, wmle the Democrats have a majority of two in the Senate. And there are several counties so close on the vote for representatives that several seats could be changed in that body. In the settlement of contested seats the Republicans would have such an advantage in the House over the Demo crats in the Senate that it is not likely