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Captain Hawks Is Out
of the Preston School
I Charges the Superintendent
-^ With Using Unnecessary
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.
■ .=
■ 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
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
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.
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
Alleged Finding of Pontius
Pilate's Report on the
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.
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
The Democratic headquarters . were
Weather forecast for San Fran
cisco: Cloudy and unsettled in
the forenoon, clearing in the aft.
ernoon; southeasterly . changing
to fresh westerly winds.
Scandal of the Preston School.
Old Cities Found in Asia.
Returns From the Eastern Elec
Los Angeles Republican Rally.
Races on the Eastern Tracks.
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.
A Steamer Line to Alaska.
Guarding Against* Financial
Trouble. 03
Sad Eviction of Mrs. Walton.
Tom sky Sues Judge Coffey for
High School Girls Still on
Strike. .
Highbinders Fighting in China
Death of George D. McLean.
Point for Charter Makers.
Shall We Imitate England?
New Era for The Call.
: . A Triumph for Protection.
Abduction of a Yellow Kid.
Local Races.
The Yellow Ball League Disin
tegrating. V
Two . Storm-beaten Schooners
Arrive. i^SBBBB
Oakland News.
Trying to ■ Secure Alaskan
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.
He Forces the Illinois State Board
of Agriculture to His
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.
Desperate Efforts Will Be
Made to Compass Mark
Hanna's Defeat.
Lawyers for the Managers on Both Sides
Busy Preparing Papers to Carry the
Cases to the Highest Tribunal
in the State*
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
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
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
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
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
"How will you vote on United States
"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."
The Largest Ever Given In the
State for a Gubernatorial
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)

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