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VOLUME LXXXIL -NO. 164.
THE GOVERNMENT ACCEPTS THE HELP OF "THE CALL" IN SAVING THE WHALERS CUTTER BEAR, OFF CAFE FRINCE OF WALES, ARCTIC OCEAN. WHAT "THE CALL" HAS DONE TO RESCUE THE WHALERS On Thursday, November 4, THE CALL published a statement by Captain Tilton of the whaler Alexander, that arrived in port the day before, to the effect that tnere was no hope of the eight ice-bound whalers off Point Barrow escap ing, and that the crews would starve before spring owing to the scanty supply of provisions on most of the ships. On Friday, November 5, the whalers Jeanette, Kariuk, Gayhead and Alice Knowles arrived, and all confirmed the first report of the perilous position of the ships and men nipped in the Arctic ice. On Saturday, November 6, THE CALL published the first appeal for a relief expedition to undertake to save the men from death. On Sunday, November 7, THE CALL offered to fully equip the expedition if the Government would furnish the ship to convey it to Norton Sound. In addition, THE CALL laid the matter before the President and Secretary of the Treasury, explaining the position of the whalers and the urgent need of relief being dispatched to them. THE CALL also interested the California Congressional delegatio 1 in the relief expedition to such an extent that ail the members telegraphed to Secretary Long that day urging the Government to dispatch an expedition at once. On Monday, November 8, THE CALL furnished the President and his Cabinet wi.h all the additional details ofthe proposed expedition, and also the plan of rescue proposed by Captain Healy of the revenue service and published exclu sively in THE CALL. Acting upon this information, President McKinley wired to Captain Tuttle of the cutter Bear ! instructing him to get his ship in readiness for tne trip at once. On Tuesday, November 9, the Government asked THE CALL if it was prepared to furnish the necessary stores in 1 case ihe steam-whaler Tnrasher was chartered for the trip, and the reply was promptly sent that THE CALL was ready ! to make good its offer to th? letter whenever called upon to do so. THE CALL in addition notified Captain Tuttle that ! in case the Bear was selected for th; undertaking and the Treasury Department fitted her out, THE CALL would furnish ■ the officers and men with suitable Arctic clothing and make them as comfortable as possible on their long journey. On Wednesday, November 10, Rear-Admiral Kirkland telegraphed to THE CALL that the Bear had been definitely . <"»•*» '•-I Inr the expedition. * Rices Hot?f, I . Washington, D. C, Nov. 10.) | The Bear will '02 sent to relieve the whalers. This bas been definitely de cided, and the probabilities are that she will start in frtom ten days to two weeks. Early this morning the Secretary of the Navy received a le'.esratu from Admiral Kirkland, commandant at Mare Is. ami, stating that ihe Thrasher could not be chartered fur less than 5400 a day. The Secretary saw the President at once, and alter a ihort conference with Secretary k Gage, Captain Shoemaker and Captain V iooper it was decided to send the Bear in eail. The President, therefore, instructed Captain Shoemaker to proceed rapidly with the work of preparing for the voyage. The Call correspondent asked Secretary Long to-night: "Inasmuch as the Bear is to go instead of the Thrasher will any part of this expedition be conducted by the Navy Department? Will the depart ment have anything to do with the over land journey? "No," said he, "the whole , expedition will be conducted under orders of the rev enue marine of the Treasury Department. We talked the matter over this morning and concluded that $400 a day, which would amount to about $80,000 for the voy- ; age, was exorbitant, especially as we were not certain Congress would make an ap- j propriation. But the revenue marine has j money always available to provision and j equip its vessels. Besides, I have been of j tue opinion all along that liie Bear was . the very best ve-sel in the Government j service for the trip. **I wired Admiral Kirklnnd lo.day to see 'The Call' people and say that their proposition to contribute to the *uc<e«*»*«* of the expedition Mas thankfully ! and gratefully accepted. Or. \ ders were also sent for a sup.' ply of coal to he taken on at j Unalaska. There is already i some there, hut more "will be . <-« nt." \ 'How about the reindeer; will there be \any of them available for the whalers' ex pedition, inasmuch as the Secretary of the Interior has placed 200 of them at the disposal of the War Department, to be delivered about ths first of January nt St. Michael for the use of Colonel Ran dall?'' "Well, I don't know as to that," said fie, with • smile, "there may not be rein deer enough to go round, but you had better see Dr. Jackson about that. I un derstood him to say yesterday that there . were only * about two hundred males wUich were trained to harness, ana of The San Francisco Call course the females are unfit for such a trip. I think, however, there will be no con flict about the use of deer. There may be some available for the Bear's people. If not, there will be plenty of dogs, and you know Commodore Melville says they are better than deer anyhow." I saw Dr. Jackson again to-night and ask-d: "Do you understand that the Klon dike relief expedition next spring under Colonel Randall is absolutely settled?" "I understand so," "aid he. "In fact, the 200 reindeer available for drawing -lcds have been placed at the disposal of the Secretary of War by the Secretary of Interior for this purpose." C. C. Cart-ion- ♦ READY IN A WEEK. The Revenua Cutter Bear Will Be In - Trim 10 Star: for the Sea tiMf of Ice. SEATTLE, Nov. 10.— Captain Francis Tuttle, commanding tbe revenue cutter Bear, was" interrogated to-night by The Call correspondent as to his plans for the relief of the ice-imprisoned whalers in the Arctic Ocean. The captain said: "As yet my only order from Washington is to make necessary repairs and otherwise get the Bear In readiness as soon as possible logo north. I am exptcting something more definite at any time, but until I re ceive furtber instructions as to what is de sired of me lean tormulate no plans as to the relief expedition. I have not been ordered to provision the cutter and do not know whe'.her I will be required to super vise thi- contemplated overland expedi- from the nearest point that we can get io Point Bat row, or whether I will merely have command tf the Bear. "To-day I had machinists overlooking the machinery on the cutter and deciding what was necessary to bo done. There is ii' tiling seriou^y wrong, only the ordi nary repairs necessary every year after a six months' crui-e. Work will be com menced to-morow, which I shall urge with all possible baste, I think in a weeKs time or a little longer all necessary re pairs will have been made. I will then | take the Bear to Quartermaster's Harbor, where but a day will De required to clean and paint her. With a lew additional preparations I would then be ready to start for the Arctic, as the securing of provisions could be looked after in the meantime. " — ♦ LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS. C- p ain Herring of the Corwin Ex pects to Command the Relief Exd -virion. SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10. — in response to a request of the Treasury Department for volunteers four officers of the revenue cut ter Corwin have offered to go on the Bear to tbe relief of the whalers. Captain Her SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11, 1897. ring of the Corwin expects to go ln com mand of the Bear, as Cantain Tuttle will probably be disqualified by sickness. The officers of the Corwin, who have volunteered, are: Lieutenant B. M. Chis well. Lieutenant I). F. A. de Oite, Lieu tenant F. C. B'.llurd and Assistant En gineer W. Taylor. AFFAIR OF HONOR ABRUPTLY ENDED Nearly a Duel Between Scions of English and French Nobility. A 1 Arrangements Are Made, but an Explanation Comes at the List Moment. Bpeclal Dispatch to The Call. PARIS, Nov. 10.— Soir says Sir Robert Peel will fight a duel to-morrow with Due Clement de Coel as a result of a dispute at Monte Carlo. Swords have been decided upon as the weapons. Both men, the paper adds, are now in Paris in conference with their seconds. Sir Robert Peel is a grandson of the fa mous Prime Minister of England who died in 1850. The young man succeeded to the title as fourth Baronet May 9, 1805. He is 30 years of age and has already made him self talked of on two continents by his fast .if.-. Young Peel has twice visited the United States. Upon the first, occasion a confi dence man named McDermott bunkoed him out of a large sum of money, and during the second visit of the young man to America he renewed an acquaintance f rmed with Mss Kittie Sanford of Bridgeport, Conn., grand daughter of Henry Sanford, president of the Adams Express Company. They had arranged to be married, but when Mr. San d heard of it he broke off the match, de nouncing young Peel in very strong terms Sir Robert Peel is reported to have an income of over $115,000 per annum. Ii is understood that the quarrel was the outcome of an argument over the justification of the imprisonment of Cap tain Dreyfus of the French array, who is -serving out a sentence of penal imprison- 1 ment for selling important military se crets to a foreign government. The Duke, who considered himself in sulted by certain letters from Sir Robert Peel, came especially from Geneva and sent his seconds, including the 'anions French amateur swordsman, M. Thome gnex, to cail upon PeeL M. Thomeguex , recently had a so-called duel with swordi 1 j with an Italian amateur, Signor Casella, wbich aro-e out of a dispute as to the starched shirt which the Count of Turin tf wore during tils recent duel with Prince I Henri of Orleans. The representatives of Sir Robert Peel ' met the Duke's «econds this evening at ! Circle Artisqtie et Literacy, a well-known club in Rue jVoiney, and explained that Sir Robert had since learned that remarks i he had attributed to the Duke had never been used, and that he therefore regretted l his letters, which were based upon mis ai a < nts and tendered a full apology. The Duke's seconds thereupon declared j the matter ended. BKBBBMfI-Mi PISTOL DRAWN IN COURT. San Luis Cbispo Attorney Attempts to Shoot an Opposing Counsel. SAN LUIS OBISPO, Nov. 10.— There was great excitement in Judge Euan's f courtroom to-day when S. M. SwinneTton : drew a pistol upon an opposing counsel, • Jesse Hardesty, until recently of San : Francisco. Swinnerton taunted Hardesty, i who made a rush for him. Just as Hard | esty was about to strike a blow Swinner ton drew a pistol, and but for the timely interference of George A. Knapp would have shot his assailant. Judge Egan dis armed Attorney hwinnerton. At the noon adjournment Haidesty at tacked Swinnerton and his client, P. O. Chilstrom of Paso Robies. in the street »nd knocked both down with hs fists. He was severely beating one of them when officers interfered. NEWS OF THE DAY Weather forecast for San Fran cisco: Unsettled Thursday night northwesterly, changing to north easterly winds. FIRSI PAGE. The Bear to Rescue Whalers. Shielding a Boy Murderer. SECOND PAGE. Driving the Spike of Gold. Mrs. Walker Given a Divorce, Naval Rank Adjusted. THIRD PAGE. Double Murder at Dixon. Moving for Good Roads. Confession of Mrs. Nack. FOURTH PAGE. Great Coursing at Merced. Racing on Eastern TracKs. Lawyer Towl j s Not Dead. Leo XIII Opposes Don Carlos. FIFTH PAGE. Supplies Short at Dawson. Pot to Kill Brazil's President. All-America Beats Baltimore. Will Be Many Freeholders. A Young Debutante. SIXTH PAGE. The Sham Appendix. Where Praise Is Due. Another Step Forward. Tbe Rights of a Woman. Music and Musicians. Personals and Queries. SEVENTH PAGE, "Yarn of the Postotfire Site. ' A Lightship for the Bar. EIGHTH PAGE. Shooting Over a Debt. Fought With Esquimaux. Ingleside Rae nc. Rowing Over Destitution. NINTH PAGE. Durrant Mu«t Die To-Morrow. The Medical Society Fight. TENTH PAGE. Commercial. ELEVENTH PAGE. News From Across the Bay. THIRTEENTH PAGE. Births, Marriages and Deaths. FOURTEENTH PAGE. Lidies Siiil Wear High Hats. . William Hawkins Dead. . Wilson Barrett Arrives. > Green-Z dgler Fight a Fake. CARSON CITY JURY SHIELDING THE BOY WHO KILLED JONES CARSON, Nov. 10.— Two verdicts were returned to-day -by the Coroner's jury which held an inquest oyer the body of United States District Attorney Charies E.Jones, who was slain yesterday after noon by 18-year-old Julian Guinan. The first found thai Jones came to his death from a gunshot wound inflicted by Julian Guinan. Three of the jurors brought in a verdict to the effect tbat the wound was inflicted by some person unknown to the jury. Hip There has been much comment relative to tbe fact that the deceased was not armed at the time of the killing. His wife stated that she believed it was the first time she had known of his going to Carson unarmed. Intimate friends of Jones account for his being unarmed by the fact that he probably knew there would be trouble, and if it came he pre ferred to be killed rather than take the life of Jessie Guinan' a father. He was the subject of a mad infatuation beyond his control. The sympathy of the community is with the G tinan family in the trouble that has come upon them, and many messages of encouragement have been re ceived by ihem. The feeling is that Julian fired to avenge the honor of hi' sister and protect Ins father at tbe same time. To-day his class at school wrote him a letter of sympathy, and it was igned by the entire class— fifty-two scholars. To this letter Professor Howe, principal of the school, added: "Keep up your courage. We hope for t. «■ b?st." . The boy was visibly affected by these messages, received in his cell, and the tears cours;d down bis cheeks as he read them. Jones' bedy was -hipped to Reno this morning. The preliminary examina tion of Julian takes place at 10 o'clock to morrow morning. Dr. Lee was the first witness examined at the inquest. He testified that he had conducted an autopsy. The ball had en tered Jones' head above tbe left eye, passed downward and came out near the right ear. The wound was such as must have caused instantaneous death. James F. Dennis,' the attorney, testified: "I was with Jones most of the day prior to the shooting. We lunched at . the Ormsby House together and walked about town to the Capitol and the Federal build ing. He finally said he bad a date with a Government witness in Chinatown and we walked down that way. This brought us to wiihin a biock of Dr. Oilman's house. Here he made a signal with his pocket handkerchief. I asked: 'Are you sig naling to another woman?' His reply was: 'Every time I blow my nose you think I am signaling.' My reply was: 'Well, I RUeiS that's about the size of it,' He started toward ihe house and asked me to come with him. I did so and as we neared the bouse Miss Jessie Guinan came out from behind a tree. As they joined each other I passed on ahead a few steps. Then I saw Dr. Guinan coming down the street from Main streei. Jessie cahed Jones' attention to the fact that her father was coming, and did not se»»rn to want them to meet. He said: 'We might as well bave the trouble now as any time.' "The doc.or came up and said: 'Jessie, go to the house.' 'She replied: 'I won't go.' "Dr. Guinan then walked up to Jones and in a firm, but not loud, voice said, holding up bis finger before Jones' face: 'Haven't I told you before not to associate with my daughter? Now, this is the last warning I will give you.' ' "I did not care to be present if there was I to benny trouble and I turned to go. The (text moment thera was a shot, and, as I looked around, Jones was falling to the ground. At that lime I supposed Dr. Guinan had killed him. Jones had his hand in bis right coat pocket as we Julian Guinan May Never Be Punished for Shoot ing to Save His Father. walked down. H« frequently carried bis hand tbat way, but he might have taken it out again and put it back when he met Guinan. As the shot was fired I think he called out, 'Oi, Jim!' Guy Guinan, a son of Dr. Guinan, testi fied: "I was on the lower floor of the house when the shooting occurred. I saw my sister Jessie and Jones together walk ing up the street, and saw my father come up, and he appeared to be talking with Jones. . Then Jones put bis hand into his side coat- pocket and threw it out away from his body, wheeling sideways as be did so. Then I beard the shot, and at first I supposed my father had been shot. A moment later my brother Julian came, downstairs. He fell down — be didn't step down — and throwing his arms about me, he cried out: 'Jones was going to kill father, and I had to shoot him.' He then rushed into the next room and threw his arms around Mrs. Knapp and repeated the same words. He was very much ex cited and acted like a maniac." There was intense excitement in the room when Jessie Guinan was called. She testified that she had met Jones and was walking up the street when her father came up. Her account of the meeting was about the same as that of Attorney Dennis. Wbe 1 " the shot was fired she had her eyes ou father and not on Jones. The shot seemed, to come from the direc ion of the house. Jones always carried a pistol. He bad told her he always carried one and had shown it to her. He' had , told her that if any trouble came one or the other would bi killed. '.'Father told me some months ago that if he saw us together he ■ would kill Jones and then himself," said Jessie. "1 told Jones that father had said he would kill him. In the morning I put Julian's win dow up and saw the rifle in the room." The jurors were informed that the win dow-sill showed the powder stains, and if they cared to visit the premises tbey could do so. They decided not to go, as they were satisfied as to who fired the shot. No other witnesses were exam ined. ___________ _ CHRISTIANS BESET BY A CHINESE MOB One Thousand Soldiers Sent to Quell Rioters in Hunan Province. Fanatics Determined to Prevent the Construe lon of Mission Houses. Special Dispatch to Thk Call. TACOMA, Nov. 10.— Oriental advices just received give meager details of an attack by a Chinese mob numbering 5000 on missionaries who were trying to plant the gospel in Hunan PiOvince, Central China. The mob oDjected to the erection of a chapel. So turbulent and blood thirsty did it prove that help had to be telegraphed for to Canton. The authori ties dispatched 1000 soldiers to assist the missionaries. The names of the mission aries attacked are not given, but they are believed to belong to the Christian and Missionary Alliance missions, who have been working in the adjoining province of Hupeh and have been planning to ex tend their work to Hunan this tail. The report from Lin Ching says there was a kidnaping scare there late this sum mer and one man, presumably a native Christian, was arrested. He was hanged by his neck in a cage with his toes just PRICE FIVE CENTS. touching the ground and died after a few days of torture. Later advices will be necessary to deter mine whether any missionaries were killed or injured. It is believed at Shang hai that the mob's intention was to abso lutely prevent the building of missions in Hunan rather than exterminate the missionaries. Hupeh and Hunan are ruled by one v ceroy, Chang Chih lung, who has lately organized local police service, and it is hoped that this force was able to keep the mob back until troops from Canton arrived. i Hunan 13 one of the richest of China's : eighteen provinces, containing great areas of cultivated land and timber and mineral land. Its population numbers 2,000,000, and but for its inaccessibility and the fierce disposition of its natives, missions would have been established there years ago. As the Christian and Missionary Alliannce has now lully determined to enter .'this promising field, further con flicts may bs expected. The alliance de sires to establish at Ichang Ox Shashi headquarters for work in Hunan. Rev. Charles Beals, superintendent of the Missionary Alliance ip Central China, reports that Missionaries Chapin and Brown met great opposition while travel ing through Hunan in June and July. They were kicked and stoned and once were picked up lor dead. • Natives declared to them through interpreters that no "for eign devils" should dwell in their land. Rev. Mr. Beals declares. that Hunan is Satan's last and hardest stronghold. About' twenty-five missionaries are work ing in Hupeh and Hunan, which provinces have an aggregate population of 50,000,000. Dr. John baptized thirteen natives in Hunan last summer, these being the first baptisms in the province. The native priests in Hupeh and Hunan are ignorant and many are beggars. They will lead in opposition to missionaries. HAULED INTO DttP WATER. Steamship City of Nanaimo Rescued from Her Perch on the Reach. VICTORIA, Nov. 10.— On the principle that one good turn deserves another, no sooner had Captain' Johansen of the lit tle San Francisco steamer Kodiak secured a cargo of coal, in place of that jettisoned when his cralt was on the rocks in False Narrows, that he went to the assistance of the passengers of the steamer City of Nanaimo, which had gone ashore in helping the Kodiak. After standing by all night he succeeded in puling off the Naniamo this morning. The Kodiak then proceeded on her way to San Francisco. TOO MUCH RED TAPE. Construction of a Deep- Water Har bor at San Fedro More Remote Than Ever. WASHINGTON,, Nov. 10.— The Secre tary ot War said to The Call correspond ent yesterday that if the San Pedro plans and spec.fications, which were received yesterday, were found to "meet the re quirements of law" the bids for the con tract would be advertised for. To-day the correspondent learned from an officer of the Engineer Corps that the Secretary would not advertise for the bids. This refusal will be based on tbe ground that the specifications are not according to his interpretation of the act of Congress. Nearly •'•'"" Into a Whale. DOVER, Nov. 10.— die a mail steamer was crossing to-day from Calais tb Dover, the vessel narrowly escaped colliding with a whale which suddenly appeared ahead of her.