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VOLUME LXXXII.-NO. 172.
THE BEAR IN GOOD CONDITION She Is Almost Ready for the Trip to the Arctic. HULL NEEDS SOME PAINT. Scraped Off by the Ice Points ~ in the Frozen Ocean. VESSEL'S STRENGTH NOT AT ALL AFFECTED. Full Detail of the Men Who Will Sail to Rescue the Whalers. LETTERS FOR THE WHALERS. * * * — * £ THE CALL'S offer to take charge J * of and attend to the shipping of * * mail by the revenue cutter Bear for * -_■ > * the whalers imprisoned in the * +, Arctic ice is being taken advantage * * of by a large number of those who * * have friends and relatives on the * -* yes *. * Letters are now being sent in * Letters are n-->w being sent in J * every day to THE CALL'S business * *■ office. * * * -» Mail to go by the Bear should be * .* sent in not later than Saturday at J * noon, as it will require three days * * - Jr * for the trip from this city to Seattle, * * » * from which point the Bear will start *• * On November 23. Send or take all J J l nail matter to THE CALL business J * office, in the Claus Spreckels build- * * ing, corner of Market and Third * i * streets. * | * * ************* ***** ******* SEATTLE, Nov. IS.-The Revenue cut ter Bear is aeain in port, having arrived this afternoon from Quartermasters Har bor. While in the dry dork her hull was i c tried but the incesscnt rain prevented her sides from receiving a coat of paint. The ice points while in the Arctic last summer hid torn iff ccns.deraole of the sbeatning, which had 10 be repaired. Otherwise the cutter was found to be in fine condition and particularly well equipped to undertake the perilous cruise north to furnish aid to the 300 ice-impris oned whalers in the Arc ie Ocean. Her propeller required nut one new key. Durm; tne next three days repairs to the machinery of the cutter will be con tinued, and on Sunday she will go to the coal-bunkers. Two hundred and sixty tons oi coal will be taken on, and after reaching Dutch Harbor the coal bold will aeain be replenished. Commander Tut tle is anxious, if possible, to have the iiear sail on next Tuesday, but the fact that she cannot bestin coaling until Sun .iv may cause a delay of one day. To The Call correspondent he sail to night: "At the present time I »cc no rea -on why the Bear should not sail by- Wednesday next at the latest. All the men detailed for the expedition will have nrrived before then, and ait necessary fur doming and store-, including those so kind furnished by .'he Call, will have been received." loan inquiry as to who would consti tute lhe overland expedition, Captain Tuttle replied: "I cannot say positively as yet. Detailed instructions have been mailed me. but I will not receive them for two or three days at least. The com mand ot this expedition will no doubt be assumed by Lieutenant David H. Jarvis, who has teen my executive officer, and is a most trustworthy man. He will be ac companied by Second Lieutenant Ells wort 11 P. Bertholf, Dr. Woodruff and an explorer named A. Koltchoff. As to who else might be detailed to join the overland party I cannot now say." Captain Tuttle bad _ lengthy interview this evening with Minor W. Bruce, who establii-bsd the Government reindeer sta tion at Port Clarence. This explorer has a thorough knowledge of the coast of Western and Northern Alaska and is familiar with the natives, their location!) and ba s. The officers and relief expedition thus Jar announced an who will sail on the Bear next Wednesday are as follows: Capiain Francis Tuttle, commander;, lieu tenants, David H. Jarvis and J. H. Brown; second lieutenants — Claude 8. Cochrane. John G. Berry, B. H. Camden, H. G. Hamlet, El sworth P. Bertnolf; chief engineer, H. C. Whitworth; first assistant engineer, Horatio N. Wood; feecond assistant engineers, H. K. Spencer *-nd J. I. Bryan; surgeons, Dr. J. S. Call *-:d Dr. Woodruff; explorer, F. Koltchoff. SAN PEDRIj WORK DELAYED. Now the War Department Finds There Is No Appropriation to Pay for Advertising. WASHINGTON, Nov. 18. — The War Department has. found another excuse for not commencing work at San Pedro. It is now said that there is no appropriation available for advertising. The San Francisco Call WHAT THE WORLD IS DOING. SCHOOL EMPLOYES ARE COMPELLED TO PAY FOR PLACES Grand Jury of Los Angeles Is Investigating a Scandal That Involves Several Members of the City Board of Education, LOS ANGELES. Nov. 18 —A scandal has c.-me to light which involves several members of the City Board of Education and C. H. Axtell, the superintendent of chool buildings, an oflner elected by the hoard. E. E. Cooper, a janitor of the Sentous-street School, charges that Build ing Superintendent Axtell obtained $60 from him on the pretext that if the money was paid he could with the aid of it se cure Cooper's retention as a janitor, and if it was not paid he would be discharged. Cooper paid the money, and has made an affidavit to that effect. He alleges that School Directors Mclnerney (Democrat) and Adams (Populist) were the two mem bers, as he understood it, to whom the money was to go. Janitor Cooper is not alone in the affi davit-making business. Principal Phillips of the Sentous-street School, Principal Capell of the Union-avenue School and Principal Emory of the Eighth-street School have aT made sworn statements as to Building Superintendent Axteil\-> en deavors to assess them to secure their re tention as teachers. For some time past there have oeen intimations that the School .Directors were handling the public business in a very loose way, but not until to-day did the intimations take positive form. The Grand Jury is in session and a lose investigation is being made. Some twenty witnesses were examined this afternoon touching the alleged assessment levied by Axtell, whom, it is claimed, acted as place broker for a combine of the directors. School Director Charles Cassat Davis was seen by a Call representative to night, and asked about the revelations that had been made. Ho absolutely de clined to discuss the matter at all. School Director Walter L. Webb, when seen, said that he could not believe the stories that nad been made public as to Axtell's collecting money from the teach ers und other employe* of lh- School De partment. He said Axtell had a. ways borne a good reputation and had never taken any pronounced part in politics. Until the charge was positively proved, Director Webb said he would regard Ax tell as an innocent m n. . Janitor Cooper had a misunderstanding witn Superintendent Axtell and was about to be removed, but his affidavit is re-enforc d by that of seven school teachers. A number of these teachers were seen, out they declined to be. interviewed. They admitted that they had testified before the Grand Jury in regard to the matter, but further than this they wouid not talk. The exposures made have created a sensation, as in two weeks a bond election is to be held, when the question will be decided as to whether the city shall issue bonds to the amount of $339,000 with which to erect new school-houses. If the bonds are voted die School Director-; would have the exclusive disposition of this money. The developments as to the SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1897. selling of places in the department will materially affect tne result of the bond election. Wedding nt the Anijel City. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18.— Miss Mary Hollister Banning, daughter of Mrs. Mary Hollister Banning and the late General Phineas Banning, was married to Will Wakeman Norris at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, at high noon to-day. The cere mony was performed by Rev. John Gray, D }'.. rector of S:. Paul's. 0000000000000000000000 NEWS OF THE DAY. Jo Weather forecast for San Fran- 3 g cisco: Friday cloudy, with fogs °] V, in the morning; fresh southwest- 3 p erly winds. 3 U EI RSI PAGE. 3 jo Bear in Good Condition. _) E Corruption at Los Angeles. <"*j jo Truckee Wrecked at Coos Bay. 3 P San Jcse's Big Scandal. 3 £ SECOND PAGE. 3 P Football P. avers Ready. <"-< So Pugilist ("riffo Badly Hurt. 3 £ THIRD PAGE. 3 Jo ' Dixon's Poisoning Mystery. 3 H» Coach Rolls Into the River. * ' 3 £ Will Make Gold in Public. °J Jo Secretary Bliss' Report. . 3 £ Weyler Has Reached Spain. - °< £ FOURTH PAGE. 3 iP E wood Cooper on Olive Oil.' «*"«! Jo- Was Dreyfus Blackmailed? 3 P Guinan Will Stay Free. 3 £ FIFTH PAGE. 3 g The Baseball World. 3 Jo Judge de Haven, Eievalor-Boy. 3 p Paulists Want Dens Removed. 2 C Searchlights for Suicides. °j p SIXTH PAGE. 3 i, Editorial. 3 >o The Parting of the Ways. 3 g Non-Par;isan Freeholders. 3 U Junketing Prison Wardens. 3 p Congress and Diplomacy. o< £ Our Mayor from Oakland. °J C A Typical Saffron "Scoop." 3 jp The New Buoy Light. 3 U Personals and Q leries. °j g SEVENTH PAGE. tf U An Exhibition of Dolls. °\ Jo S:orm*Driven Vessels Outside. 3 P Hunting for Baden Robbers. g Jo The Stale's Golden Jubilee. 3 p Charges Against Jerome. °( S EIGHTH PAGE. 3 p Commercial Intelligence. 3 £ NINTH PAGE. 3 g News From Across the Bay. °\ £ TENTH PAGE. 3 g Races at Oakland. °\ Jo ELEVENTH PAGE. 3 P Births, Marriaces and Deaths. 3 £ TWELFTH PAGE., ?_ 3 P Sharkey Won the Fight. , .°\ £ Rottanzi Unearths a Scandal. - % UIJLOJLO.JLaJ_JL!sLaj_j^^ STRANDED AT THE MOUTH OF UMPQUA RIVER Homeward Bound From . Tillamook, the Steamer Truckee Is Lodged on the North Spit by Wind and Wave* MARSHFIELD, On., Nov. 18.— News has reached here that the steamer Truckee, bound from Tillamook to San Francisco, lumber liden, stranded this morning on the Nortii Spit of the Umpqua River. G. W. Freeman, superintendent of the thirteenth lirhthou«e district, who was a passenger on the s.age down the beach from the Umpqua this afternoon, says that about 5 o'clock this morning the keeper of the Umpqaa light heard a dis tress whistle, but on account of darkness was unable to distinguish anything. At daylight the Truckee was in sight, headed south, evidently disabled. It was blowing hard from the southwest and the Umpqua bar was breaking Ciear across and was nothiag but a white strip. A 7 o'clock the captain hoisted his fl ig and headed for the bar. The steamer passed through the oater line of breakers successfully. The captain, trying to hold her in the channel, hoisted his pennant, but the wind was too strong and it was carried way. The square sail was also hoisted and was immediately carried overboard, throwing the vessel on the ex treme end of the North Spit. All this time the crew was throwing cargo over board. . The Umpqua life-saving crew was promptly on hand and made three unsuc cessful attempts to reach the steamer. ' When Mr. Freeman left the scene at 10:30, there bad been no communication with the Truckee, and she was apparently resting easy, with her head inshore and her stern to the wind. The sea was very rough and was breaking all around the steamer, but did not appear to be break ing over her. The Truckee went on at high tide this morning, but as the evening tides are the 1 heaviest, it may be possible that if she j did not go to pieces to-day, after dis ', charging her deckload of lumber, she may jbe force lin over the bar. News regard j ing the wreck is very meager, and there ' will be no more- information from there ! before to-morrow evening. The Umjqua River is twenty miles up the coa3t and has no wire communica tion. The stagedriver says that he has never experienced such a s'.orm on the beach as that, of to-day. The Truckee has a . register of 342 tons and i-i owned by the Truckee Lumber Company of San Franci-co. TRACK Or THE STORM. Heavy Rain and Big Winds Along tne Oregon and Washing ton Coast. Special Dispatch to The Call.' PORTLAND, Nov. 18 —For : the past twenty-four hours a. furious win and rain storm has prevailed over the entire North Pacific Coast. The wind: to-day reached a velocity of fifty miles per hour and the rainfall for twenty-four hours has been about three and a half -inches. The weather has been warm, which has melted | the snow in the foothills, causing a rapid | rise in the streams. Tae storm played havoc with trees, billboards, awnings, si_ns and electric wires in the city to-day, and the telephone and electric servica was seriously interrupted. A message from Yaquina Bay says a heavy storm is raging there. The cus tom-house was blown down and the rec ords of the office lost in the bay. The telephone wires are prostrated and consid erable damage has been done to small craft on the bay. SEATTLE. Nov. 18. A heavy wind and rain storm has prevailed over the Paget Sound region lor the past forty-eight hours. Up to 6 o'clock to-night the rain fall had exceeded four inches. Owing to the crippled condition of the te'egraph and telephone services, only meager re- j ports have been received from adjacent : points. The reports received indicate that if there is not a sudden drop in tem perature serious floods will result. The White and Black rivers are rising rapidly, and will soon be out of their bounds. The Duwamisb, Snohomish, Skagit and Stillaquamish are all raging torrents. OLYMPIA. Nov. 18.— In the last three days, ending at 4:30 o'clock this after noon the rainfall was 5.3 inches; for the last twenty-four hours ending at the same time the fall was li 82 inches. This record is very unu<ual. A landslide on the Port Townsend Southern Railway at water somewhat delayed trains to-day. No damage is reported in this locality. ASTORIA, Or., Nov. 18.— One of the worst storms ever known has prevailed lor iho last thirty-six hours. At the cape last night and this morning the wind was blowing at the rate of seventy-four to eighty-four miles p r hour. The gale was from the southwest and the mouth of the river was obscured by a thick fog. The storm increased in fury after midnight i and reached a hurricane at 7 o'clock this j morning. Little information can be ob ! tamed from North Beach, as the wire is j down, but the steamer Ilwaco returned and reported no great damage done there. A man was a sleep on a wood scow which drifted away from its moorings and has not yet been found. The Biitish ships K'.nrosshire and Nor | ma dragged their anchors and were blown onto the sands. About live miles of the postal telegraph line is down. The s earner State of California, which j was due Tuesday from San Francisco, bas not yet arrived. As no vessels have ar | rived or departed since the storm com : menced there is no anxiety as to her safe ty. It is. believed that she has been .ff i the month of the river for two days and is simply waiting for the storm to sub- I side. TACOMA. Nov. —Chinook winds and rains are playing havoc throughout I Western Washington. Telegraph linea are down in all directions, rivers and smiT streams are swollen. rail oads are suffer ing from washouts and flooded track". The Government telegraph wires went down between Port Angeles and Tatoosh, Cape Flattery yesterday, and have not been raised. AIL, telecraph wires reaching from Tacoma to Eastern Washington along the line of the Northern Pacific went down near Lester yesterday afternoon, but have been raised again. The wires on the Grays Harbor and the South Bend went down yesterday. Trains are delayed by wash outs on the branch lines. STRIKING THE HEAD CENTER OF CORRUPTION Effect of "The Call's" Fight for Honesty at San I Jose. GANG THAT RULES THE CITY HAS TURNED UGLY. Superior Judge Lorigan Will Not Talk at All Upon the Grave Charges That Have Been Made Against Him by Mem bers of the Grand Jury* SAN JOSE, Nov 18. Judge I. origan to-day ordered the Grand Jury to appear before him on Monday. It is) believed that, this move I. made for the purpose of ascertain ing who has been dispensing the secret* of that body. SAN JOSE, Nov. IS.— every street corner downtown, in every place where men congregate, in the public offices, in places of business and in the privacy, of their homes the people of San Jose to-day discussed the story of the sensational pro ceedings that have characterized the ses sions of the Grand Jury relative to charges against the three Justices of the Peace of Santa Clara County and the part played by Judge Lorigan. It was apparently a new sensation to the local residents to see news of this char acter told on tho basis of cold facts, with out coloring and without favor or fear. The expressions of the best class of peo ple, represented by bankers, merchants and men of means and standing in the community, were ali of one tenor, and that favorable to The Call. It is admitted in sorrow, and also somewhat in trembling, that San Jose occupies a unique and un enviable position. Its most substantial citizens acknowl edge that it is probably the most ring ridden, boss-ridden, bcodler-infe ted eny of its size in the United Stales. Spas modic and unsystematic attempts have been made to break the power of the "gang," as it is termed in the local idiom, but without even a show of success. The charges have usually been of the kind known as "glittering generalities." No specific offenses were brought to light and no particular offenders were brought to book. It is the knowledge that these condi tions have and do militate against the best interests of the "Garden City that has caused the citizens who are striving for good government to give hearty welcome to the entrance of The all into the fight to free San Jose from the thrall of the bosses and corrupiionisls. To-day there are men of wealth and position, and pre sumably of influence here, who, while more than willing to see matters changed, do not come into the open and announce JUSTICE OF THE PEACE J. D. EEGGS* PRICE FIVE CENTS. themselves as being opposed to the ele ments that now control the municipality of San Jose and the county of Santa Clara. They say it would be certain ruin to their business interests. Crossing the bosses had been tried before by individu als who thought they were powerful and wealthy enough to withstand the insidi ous influences and lorces of the "gang," but in each case the brave spirit has been sent into the street or driven from town. This last is the baleful boast of the hench men of the boss-in-chief, James W. Rea, or, as he is better known in his habitat — Jim Rea. When it came to the knowledge of the gang that the Grand Jury proceedings were to be published in The Call, Johnnie McKenzie, one of the State's Game War dens, whose most onerous duty is to draw his salary, approached one of the representatives of The Call and intimated broadly that a mistake would be made if Judge Lorigan's connection with the quashing of the indictment found against Judge Dwyer was published. "The gang," he said "has never been a en out, ar.d The Call will make a bud break if it jumps on the boys. We never let up on a man when he jumps the traces. As an instance, look at the signs 0:1 the Ruckers' store." A view of these signs show that they announce the retirement of the Rucker brothers from tbe furniture and carpet business in San Jose. Within fifteen minutes after the train brought The Call to this city to-day the news spread like wildfire of the characier of the article on its front page, and despite t..e large supply of extra papers that had been received here by nightfall not a copy was to be bad. Even the closest friends of the men accused of corruption had no word of complaint to utter as to the facts set forth. Lorigan's position excited nearly as much sympathy as indignation, but the hi.'her sense of morality and jus tice prevailed. It was held that, at all hazards the purity of the bench must be protected. It is the undivided opinion that the Grand Jury sadly and seriously failed to perform its duty in not indicting all three of the accused Justices of the Peace — Dwyer, Herrington ' ana Beggs. It is charged that in permitting these men to escape trial for their self-confessed felo nious actions the Grand Jury was com pounding a felony; that its members had no moral or legal right to make restitution