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VOLUME LXXXII.-NO. 15S.
DR. O'BRIEN ACCUSED OF BRUTALITY Captain Hawks Is Out of the Preston School Again. TELLS A STARTLING STORY. I Charges the Superintendent -^ With Using Unnecessary Severity. \ T«E PADDLE IN PLACE OF THE "CAT." \ Cast of a Bey Who Was Flog*-red f»r an Offense of Which He Was Innocent. \ •rrecial Dispatch ioThkUiu IONE,Nov. 4.— Captain 1. W. Hawks of the Prespn school, who was discharged some tim» ago by Dr. O'Brien, the surer intendent^and again reinstated by request of a majority of the trustees, was again dischargedyesterday, and he makes some startling statements concerning the pres . ent administration of this institution. He said, in creaking of Superintendent O'Brien, thatbe is a man of ungovernable temter and ihoroughly incompetent, al ways flying into a passion at the least ■ vocation, aid that on many occasions he has Witnessed displays of brutality on the part of Superintendent O'Brien incon ceivable in trie occupying his position. Captain Hawks said: ••I have seve>ai times seen Dr. O'Brien graspaboy by -<he throat and beat his bead against a c«<nent wall, at the same time striking him- n the face with his fist until blood streamy f rom his month and nose. On one occasion he struck a boy named Hart in the f aC with bis fist, f knocking him down arij disabling him so 1 that he had to be carr et upstairs, alter f r.-tiieli he received between thirty and \ forty strokes with the p-ddie upon the bare flesh." Captain Hawks states th\t the usual punishment inflicted on inmates for the offense of smoking is two week\ on guard I line, but that in one case a bw named ' Bidole was yen between thirty -^d forty strokes with the paddle for beiiq sus pected of having secreted tobacco rj one of the closets. Captain Hawks says that a boy nan e d McSherry was given ten strokes with t» e . I addle, which left the flesh bruised ant bleeding in four different places, yet a boy named Russell was given over 100 strokes with the same instrument, half the num ber being administered one day, and tbe other fifty the day following over the ■ "bruises and lacerations d ie to the former . beating. The boy fainted and was re . turned to consciousness by O'Brien throw ;. . ing water in ..is face. This punishment was inflicted because Ru-sell was suspected of having stolen some jewelry from one of the officer's rocm<, but it developed after ward that Russell was entirely innocent. Dougherty, another inmate, made some joking remark about O'Brien, which was carried to his ears by another boy, when Dougherty was given an unmerciful beat ing and had his head bumped -.gainst an iron post. Cap an Hawks aL-o states that boy 3 have been handcuffed to a water pipe in a • : dark room in the tower and forced re- f' main in a standing position for some time. V be captain refused to continue this brutal \ unishment at Superintendent O' Brien's ! v cbmm:iiid and under the Superintendent's personal supervision. •.'lt is reported that Company A made a '■"*' break last night and six succeeded in • .escaping. ■ .= ;;■;-":■'* CROKER SLhIOUSLY ILL. ■ Afuch Mystery Connected Kith the r Sudden Sickness of the Tam many Leader. NEW YORK, Nov. 4— Richard Croker was stricken with so serious an attack of .. illness in his room, at the Murray Hill Hotel to-night tnat he was not allowed to . free any one outside of two or three inti mate friends and bis physicians. Dr. Wil liam T. Jenkins and Dr. Cyrus Edson. • The utmost secrecy was preserved about ;'* the nature of the attack. Nothing definite - could be obtained from either of the physicians. Dr. Jenkins went to the hotel about 7p. m. Dr. Edson arrived shortly afterwards. They were shown to Croker's :.-. room and remained by his bedside for an . ;" hour. About 8 o'clock James B. Eustis, ex- United States Senator from Florida and '■; ex-Em bassaaor to France, came into the /hotel, escorted by two friends, and sent . .his card to Croker's room. Croker could .' not see hirr>. m£m -» Cannot He Aroused. '._■ BOSTON, Nov. 4.— A case which is per plexing the medical fraternity is that of *.- Augustus Hanson, a son of Oliver Han pon, who resides in Washington street. 4 South Easton. On Sunday evening Han "V r :i retired about 10 o'clock. Wnen his %^"''ther went into the room at midnight. •j^i-gustus was lying asleep with his : clothes on. His brother attempted to * awaken nim, but was unable to do so. Dr. Elcock was summoned, but he was .. unable to rustore the young man to con m scLousness. Since that time young Han r.jon baa en in a dormant condition. "."The physicians are unable to account or -': ihe youn g man's state. A portion of the body appears to be perfectly lifeless. The medical men say that the case has no ap- ' '. pearance of apoplaxy. The San Francisco Call THE PRESTON SCHOOL OF INDUSTRY AT IONE. DISCOVERS NEW WONDERS IN THE WILDS OF ASIA Returning From Explorations Dr* Sven Hedin Brings Stories of Buried Cities, Great Bodies of Water and Other Marvelous Finds* BOSTON, Nov. 4. — A Stockholm special says: The most a:?tonisbing contribution to science in many a long year was con tributed by Dr. Sven Hedin, a young Swedish savant, who has just returned to Stockholm after a four years' sojourn in what have hitherto been considered inac cessible portions of Central Asia-: The facts which Dr. Hedin brings back are so marvelous as to more than astonish all, and utterly upset cherished theories of many savants. The explorer found buried cities of wnich the world had never, heard. He learned of the existence of great bodies of water of which even the most learned in the science of geography never dreamed. He found great herds of wild animals, he saw thousands and thousands of camels without owners, he ascended to heights hi herto considered beyond the reach of man, and he encountered a catalogue of dangers which make one shudder to tiear of. Dr. Hedin headed an expedition of which • c.was the only European. He was backed b? King Oscar of Sweden and a number of »tver wealthy persons interested in ex plosions. He was absent a trifle less than-Jonr years, and though the outside world "-as not learned of it to any extent, he wa» iccorded almost a- royal a recep tion in Sweden as was Dr. Nansen. It is possible iir many Europeans to now pene trate the *istrict through which Hedin traveled, ant it will likely in time prove a find of tr»mindous importance to com merce. Sixly-*wo times he had to defend his I fe against -nhabitants of that section of Asia through wh :ch he traveled, who not only sought to kill him to obtain pos session of what he had. but because they objected to outsiders, learning the nature of the country. P-V--?4 The inhabitants he found were fierce and warlike. The majority of them claimed to be utterly ignorant of the great naiions of the worU, and declared that no force could be broxght against them so strong they could no\ conquer it. They spoke a language soun-ling like a combination of Russian and Chinese, though nowhere did Dr. Hedin fi*id a mix ture of blood. Iv appearance thu people showed traces of Tartar origi>, and the explorer believes they are descended from the same families that bred the present inhabitants of the Russian stepjes. One thing the doctor noticed, and tint was that the women of all the tribes wert exceptionally beautiful and were treated by the men with exceeding respect. Dr. Hedin left * Stockholm in 'October, 1893. Through the Kirgis steppe he went to Tasbkend, and during February. March and April, 1894, he marched over tne Pamir?, whose northern plateaus during this season are buried In snow. In 1895 Dr. Hedin investigated the country between Kashgar and Tashkend rivers, and on April 10 he left Merket to cross the dreadful desert of Takla-Makan to the Khoian River, a task which, no body had attempted before. The caravan consisted of four men and eight camels. It was thirteen days before water was found, and almost all the caravan suc cumbed. Only Dr. Hedin, two men and one camel reached the Khotan River, and mon of the baggage was lost. Dr. Hedin was obliged to return to Kash gar and sent to Europe for new intra ments. By October he had crossed and mapped out five different routes through the high and difficult mountain ranges lim iting th- Pamirs to the east. In these re gions very important discoveries were made, especially two old towns, now buried in tne moving sands, with many paintings and sculptures, proving the ex istence of high culture in ancient times. Wild camels were found in great num bers. Only two days were passed without water. Then the doctor continued down the Tarim, the complicated river system of which was mapped and thence to Kar ashnn, Koria and Lake Lobnor, the posi tion ol which was finally determined. With fifty camels, horses and asses, ten men, three do *s and twelve sheep, he crossed the northern highest plateau of Tibet in two months. Not a single human being, was seen, out every nay • out the SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 5, 1897. traveler found great herds of horses and yaks. All this unknown region was scien tifically investigated. Four large and nineteen small salt lakes wera discovered, the largest one being so considerable in extent that the caravan went four days along its shores. COLONBL KNIGHTS MISSION. In Washington for the Probable Pur- pose of Ousting District Attorney Foote WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. — Colonel Georce A. Knight, the San Francisco lawyer, slipped into Washington last night and put up at Willards, telling the clerk that he did not care to register. A Call correspondent met him in the hotel lobby. "Hello!" said he; "I'm dis covered, but don't say I'm here." The colonel mysteriously hinted that there might be a story in it in a few days. It is believed that he is here in connec tion with the District Attorneyship, tv succeed Henry S. Foote, but whether he wants the place for himself or foi a friend is not apparent. T c probabilities are that he wants to get Foote ousted, inas much as it has been reported on the coast that the chances for Foote's retention until the expiration of his term are go a, for the reason that he was a gold money Democrat. DISCOVERED IN THE VATICAN ARCHIVES Alleged Finding of Pontius Pilate's Report on the Crucifixion. While Officials Are Retlcant It Is Believed Some Remarkable Docu ments Have Been Unearthed.' Special Dispatch to The Call. NEW YORK, Nov. 4.-A World cable from Rome says: A correspondent visited the Vatican to-day to obtain authorita tive information regarding the reported finding in the Vatican archives of. Pon tius Pilate's report to Emperor Tiberius on the crucifixion of Christ. One story current was tnat the original report has been found and tbat the Pope bad or dered a careful study of it. Another was that the document discovered was not Pilate's own report, but a manuscript of A. D. 140 referring to it, while o.her frag mentary writing of the third and fifth centuries touching the same matter had come to light also. The correspondent found the Vatican 1 authorities very reticent. Some officials were even chary of admitting that any thing had been discovered at all, and were extremely apprehensive lest they might be represented as giving color to the expec tation that a contemporary account of the most solemn event in the world's his tory is in existence. The subkeeper of the Vatican archives said to-night: "His Holiness is naturally extremely cautious about permitting the publication of any document with im prints of the Holy See as to authenticity, which may afterward be reasonably con tested. His Holiness has been profoundly interested in the possibility of the dis covery of the original document referred to in one dated Anno Domini 149, but so far the search has been fruitless." The first indication of the possible existence of this exceeding y interesting report was obtained accidentally ' by an erudite monk engaged in looking through the archieves of the fifth century, and gathering facts concerning the early history of the papacy. He followed -the clews back to the manuscripts of the third century, tind then again l-tnoriousiy pur sued them until further allusion was found in the document of A. D. 149. There the I investigation is brought to a standstill for I the present, and the Pope has given strict injunctions that no translation of refer ences in documents shall be published until submitted for his sanction. GORMAN MEETS DISASTER DOWN IN MARYLAND The Official Returns Make It Certain the Boss Will Not Go Back to the United States Senate Next Term* BALTIMORE, Nov. 4.— An official count of the ballots cast on Tuesday last made in most of the counties to-day leaves no further room for doubt that the Repub licans have control of both branches of the Legislature and that a Republican will succeed Arthur P. Gorman in the United States Senate. Five members of the As sembly and one Senator were taken from the D-3mo< -..lac list of probabilities and added to that of the Republicans. Three of the members and the Senator are from Talbot County, and one member each from Prince Georges and Carroll. This gives the Republicans 49 members in the House and the Democrats 42. It also gives the Republicans 18 Senators to 8 for the Democrats, and a majority on joint ballot of 17. 69Hhp4bHM The doubt in Talbot County arose from the fact that eighteen votes iv Tilghman Precinct were found to have been counted twice for tne Democratic ticket. This be ing corrected gave the Republican legis lative candidates majorities ranging from 16 to 19 votes. In Prince Georges a simi lar correction elected a Republican by four votes, while in Carroll the recount showed that Standbury R. defeated Crouse D. by 23 votes. The doubtiul votes in Mont gomery and Washington counties also went into the Republican column by small majorities. The Democratic headquarters . were NEWS OF THE DAY. Weather forecast for San Fran cisco: Cloudy and unsettled in the forenoon, clearing in the aft. ernoon; southeasterly . changing to fresh westerly winds. FIRST PAGE. Scandal of the Preston School. Old Cities Found in Asia. Returns From the Eastern Elec tions. SECOND PAGE. Los Angeles Republican Rally. Races on the Eastern Tracks. THIRD PAGE. A South Coast Shipwreck. Secramento Works for Charity. Fini-ran's Divorce Case Again. . Suicide of William J. Lehigh. Yellow Fever Still Virulent. War in Austria's Parliament. FOURTH PAGE. A Steamer Line to Alaska. Guarding Against* Financial Trouble. 03 Sad Eviction of Mrs. Walton. FIFTH PAGE. Tom sky Sues Judge Coffey for Slander. High School Girls Still on Strike. . Highbinders Fighting in China town. Death of George D. McLean. SIXTH PAGE. Editorial. Point for Charter Makers. Shall We Imitate England? New Era for The Call. : . A Triumph for Protection. Abduction of a Yellow Kid. SEVENTH PAGE. Local Races. The Yellow Ball League Disin tegrating. V Two . Storm-beaten Schooners Arrive. i^SBBBB NINTH PAGE. Oakland News. TENTH PAGE. Trying to ■ Secure Alaskan Trade. ;-' TWELFTH PAGE. Capron's Denunciation From the Grave. ' r v ','".': Maguire's Campaign Sprung. ■ : City Hall . Park I Committee Branching Out. •* Plans for the ■ Donahue Foun tain.'- ~ closed to-day and all the members of the State Committee have gone to their re spective homes. Before leaving ■ Chair man Murray Van Iver gave out the fol lowing statement: "As far as the joint convention of the General Assembly is concerned the mat ter is not entirely settled, and will not be until the oificial returns are made up. : "In regard to tbe House of Delegates I am still of the opinion that the Demo crats will have a majority in that body and will organ it. The election in sev eral of the counties -is so close that it is imnot-sible to tell at present which side has won, and I believe a recount will be demanded in Montgomery County by the Democrats, who claim that they have elected at least one and possibly two members of the House, while the Repub licans claim they have elected all three. A recount may also be demanded in Tal bot and Carroll counties to determine the result with certainty. At any rate we have not given up our expectation of con trolling the House, whether we have a majority on joint ballot or not. "The Democratic candidates who have been defeated in the close counties have been, in many instances, noted as anti- Gotmin men, while in the same counties the Gorman men have been elected. In one or two instances which I could specify these men were cut simply because they wore not believed to be Gorman men. This shows that the anti-Gorman outcry did not hurt the Democrats in the coun ties, for there the Senator always has had his strong hold to a large extent. lam more convinced than ever by the result of this election that tho anti-Gorman senti ment ls almost entirely confined to the city of Baltimore and the Democrats of the counties are measurably free from it. In my opinion, even if it should turn out that the Senator is defeated, he is stronger to-day in the country districts of the State than he ever was." \ Among those most prominently men tioned as the probable successor to Sen ator Gorman are Alexander Shaw. ex- Congressman Findlay. Postmaster-Gen eral Gary and Congressman Mudd. TRIUMPH OF LOGAN. He Forces the Illinois State Board of Agriculture to His Feet CHICAGO, Nov. 4.— Twenty thousand lovers of fine horseflesh waited half an hour this evening for Manager John A. Logan to give the signal for opening the horse show, while' that gentleman sat calmly in his office waiting for a written apology from the State Board of Agricul ture, for what he terms i's "studied and persistent insults" of himself and his as sociates in the management of the big affair. ...-.-_-. The apoloey finally came, the rignal was given and Logan scored two tri umphs. He broke ail records as to Ameri can horse-show crowds and forced a vin dication of his hods of management. Lo an has been badgered from the in ception of the show by bucolic members of the State Board, who objected to his lavish expenditure of money, but he has borne it all with remarkable equanimity and probably would have continued to do so had not some invited guests been burred from the show this afternoon by the employes of the State Board. He called a meeting of his friends among the exhibitors in the rooms of the Bit and Spur Club, at which resolutions demand ing an apology were drawn. The resolu tion was accompanied by a manifesto signed by all the exhibitors that until the apology was forthcoming, tbe Chicago horse show was at an end. The board wrestlrd with the problem from '4; o'clock until 8:30. when, seeing that Logan was making good his threat, it finally yielded and complied with the de mands. Few of the vast throng , knew what caused the delay or how near they came to seeing nothing but themselves. Mmetnllic Cittt-e Hopelsss. LONDON, Nov. s.— The Morning Post says edit, rially to-day : The decision of the Latin Union to reduce the stock of 5-tranc pieces and marks is another stage in "the abandonment of silver. • Even Maline, the French ' Premier, seems ', to think - the bi metallic cause hopeless. OHIO CONTESTS TO BE CARRIED TO THE COURTS Desperate Efforts Will Be Made to Compass Mark Hanna's Defeat. NO SINGLE CLOSE COUNTY CAN BE GIVEN UP. Lawyers for the Managers on Both Sides Busy Preparing Papers to Carry the Cases to the Highest Tribunal in the State* RESORT TO THE COURTS. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 4. Late to-night it became known that the courts would be resorted to for the purpose of preventing boards of elec tion from issuing certificates to the Republican candidates in certain counties. The cases will be brought in the lower courts and thence to the Supreme Court as soon as possible. The Republican State Com mittee already has lawyers preparing cases of contest. The Republicans get three representatives on the face of the returns from Delaware, Noble and Wood counties, whose pluralities aggregate only 142, ami a change of seventy-two votes would have given the Democrats control of the Legislature. The Republicans claim that the Democrats also elected members of the Legislature on close margins, and that there were ten counties in the State that gave less than 100 plurality each for the candidates for the Legislature. The Democrats elected as many members on these small pluralities as the Republicans. Both sides are preparing for contests in the courts and afterward in the Legislature. As each branch of the Legislature is the tribunal of last resort in judging of the qualifications of its own members, the Republicans have an advantage in their control of the House over the Democrats, who control the Senate. There are thirty-six Senators, with only two or three contests possible in that body. In the House there are IC9 members, with a dozen or more seats that can be contested, and the Republicans claim a majority of --even in that body, so that more Democrats could be unseated in the House than Republicans in the Senate. While both committees are keeping secret any arrangement for legal proceedings, yet it is stated that the Demo cratic Stale Committee will seek to enjoin enough certificates of elec tion from Republican representatives to prevent the Republicans organizing the House and appointing the commit.cc that will consider contests. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 4.— Many talk about a crisis in Oiio. Some believe that a crisis is impending. The talk about a combine in the Legislature against Sena tor Hanna has subsided, pending the in terest in the official counting of the vote in close counti s. As the official canvass of the vote in the 88 counties proceeded to-day the Republican plurality on the State ticket increased, and on the legisla tive tickets it appeared to be getting to ward a very close snave. While the Republican plurality on the State ticket exceeds 28,000, the vote on the legislative ticket is almost as close as it could be. For this reason there is still unusual anxiety at the State headquarters of both ties. The Republicans still claim that th*** ; Legislature stands 75 Republicans to 70 Democrats on joint ballot for Senator, and that their candidates for Representatives in three of the close counties have been elected by the following pluralities: Del aware County, 29; Wood County, 28; Noble County. 85; a total of 142 on the plurali ties of these counties. A change of 72 vot< s, properly distributed in these three counties would, therefore, have turned the result in the Legislature by giving these three Representatives to the Democrat?". Then the Legislature would have stood 72 Republicans and 73 Democrats on joint ballot for Senator. When it is remembered that the total vote of Ohio last year was over one mil lion and that it was almost one million this year, it is readily seen that 71 is such a small percentage that it cannot be clearly expressed in figures, or fractions, or lan guage. And this is what makes the Dem ocratic State Committee continue to claim the Legislature and the Republican State Committee to be so closely on guard in watching the counting in close counties. The official count of Delaware County is in but with protests and notices of con test from the Democrats, and the same is true of Noble County. The official count of Wood County will not be completed till Saturday, although they expect to get through to-morrow. In Wood County to-day the Democrats protested against counting the vote of a precinct where the place of voting was outside of the precinct, but. within the ward. Had this precinct been thrown out it would have elected the Democratic candidate for Representative by a plural ity of five instead of the Republican by twenty-eight. The vote of the precinct was counted and the Democratic protest filed. Other technicalities are expected in the progress of the vote in that county to-morrow. In Noble County, there was a long contest over twenty-seven scratched tickets that were finally thrown out be cause they were not properly marked. This was a Republican loss. Every point is being contested in the official count of the close counties. Chairman Nash says to-night that the Republicans have a safe ' majority, of five on joint ballot in the Legislature. He ad mits that the pluralities are small in some counties, but claims they are safe. He has no doubt of the result in any counties which he claims except possibly Wood County, and in the event of the loss of that representative, he says the Legisla ture would still stand -* 74 - Republicans to j 71 Democrats and nave a majority of three PRICE FIVE CENTS. on joint ballot for Senator. Chairman Nash said the returns from the Thirteenth District showed that the Republicans had a plurality of 432, so that there is no longer any of the State Senators in doubt, and the Senate will stand 19 Democrats to 17 Republicans. At Republican State head quarters Summit County is not considered so doubtful as heretofore and its two rep resentatives are being conceded to the Democrats. This would make the House 58 Republicans and 51 Democrats. Chairman McConville does not admit that the Republicans have carried the Thirteenth District for their candidate for State Senator and he still claims the Rep resentatives from Noble, Delaware, Wood, Muskingum and other counties claimed l>\- the Republicans. He also expects ihe official count to give to th* Democrat* the twelve members of the legislature from Cuyahoga County. In all these counties and in others he says there will be con tests for the seats in the event of the cer tificates of election being given to the Re publicans. Chairman McConville charges fraud in the close counties and in some Repub lican counties. He says nearly all the close counties have gone Republican heretofore and the Republicans still have the machinery in those counties. He says the returns have been held back and it looks suspicious. O.her counties have completed their counting, while the doubtful counties are still at it. He says the result was known definitely in Cin cinnati yesterday morning and be cannot get definite results even to-night from Cleveland where he expects the vote to be very close on two or three members of the Legislature. Chairman McConville will remain here on duty until the official count of all the counties is completed. Senator-elect Lewis Voight, one of the Independent Republicans elected in Ham ilton County Tuesday, was asked how he stood on political matters. Mr. Voight replied: "I am a Republican, a sound money man and, furthermore, I am a sup porter of the present national administra tion." "How will you vote on United States Senator?" "I shall vote for a Republican," replied Mr. Voight. ' "Will you vote for Hanna?" "That I will not say ; nor will I say for whom I shall vote." "Will you attend the Republican cau cus?" , "I will not." "in the event Hanna is the choice of the Republican caucus for United States Senator, will you vote for him?" "That I vill not say. I will repeat that I shall vote for a Republican for United States Senator, and will hot go further than that un ti.' the time comes to vote." A HEAVY VOTE CAST IN IOWA. The Largest Ever Given In the State for a Gubernatorial Candidate. DES MOINES, Nov. 4.— The complete unofficial returns of Tuesday's vote are: For Governor— Shaw R. 224,555, White D. 193,567, Populist (middle of the road)