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VIGIL ANTES ASSIST IN SUPPRESSING THE RIOTS IN BOHEMIA I RAGUE, Pe.-. 3.T- City authorities, the . •'/•'■ Bohemia n Nationals, the Students' Asso c atiois and the Workmen's Society met to-day arid appointed a vigilance commit* i**«- : - The Sfauthalter was waited upon ..;;a.i,dThfer:hi r d • that the object of the com . mittee was to' secure order and safety of life and property.. He. was asked to with draw the troops,- hut recused to do so, de ;'•' ; ?ciar|ng that. he was responsible for the ; a.!i.'eji.t-.ice of ..order. The Stadthalter, "■"'Vpw.v-.ei. invited the deputation from the ■■-. "Hgilance. committee to request the com :^Vtee to. use it?, influence to pr*veht ' fi&tijei* disturbances, Ip other, regiment of infantry and a -: ; lad r<2*n -. of dragoons have arrived to re ■;»V.'?pf**^Jf&e;garr._.ison'het, Up to 2 o'clock this afterpodn there had teen no further • .^d.js-.tij'banc'es;, ' ' ATL-Jsen last evening the troops were .•j ;.'-' ed .-oh; to disperse a riotous mob of ..'■•if -ith<>u>and youths. Some of these •: y- V/ *? ■''^yunded and many arrests made. ,; PabscqK'inTiy ■ ihe military forces were 'fwitlifirawu. The town has since been ■ .:' "qmet. '"■ v "■• ••'.''■: ' Owing toan attempt to wreck the Bo ' iiemian-jsclpols at Badenboch military • 'uses 'us been asked for to quell the t dh/tprba-ices^ 1 At Beraum'vii.e windows of the houses Gccupiedb*. G&mans and military officers were broken -a*- yesterday afternoon and , the troops Buteeqdeplly occupied the stre-'ts.'j.ndd:-- ! the- mobs. •^ '■ Although the. of Prague are still T. strolled 'hy the Military businesses being gradually resume*. A military court has •eh ■established »t the courthouse, and :.. tfte local hang a* .v, h.s assistants and a priest will remain '.here until further or -11-;iiss3]F&*Ssfi**s11-;iiss3]F&*Ssfi**sl 1 -;ii$$3]F&*S$fi**$ to carry out death sen . tepees *hduld- siqhVteps be necessary, : The fir-Sops how here 3 nibe- 28 battalions dl- infantry and two squadrons of cavalry. S#tO}is excesses are reported to have been cdm mit ttd at Koeniggraetz, where tj&i/'iE^M.dieiriio-iel has been partly de :V;-riroiuhe'd. Troops » aye been dispatched t-:her^ import*, Horn various places in Bohemia, including New. Bidschow, .Yembik and Krafup, tell of ■ disturbances during the last few days, the houses of Germans and , . Jews being aitacKed 'uy -he Czechs. ' The Germans of Bodenach made reprisals in ..the neighborhood., of the Bohemian vil *• Jes. ol Krc<(.fel/,z, . where a school, two .T 'is and a ,shop were lacked, a number y.oi people: being badly injured. :'-'■• I ?: e '• Germans .also .lamented . riots at . Gahloriz, stoning a Bohemian scout. It was necessary to cdl out the troops to ; quell the disturbance VIENNA; p.?c, 3— -A deputation of Germans from Prague that waited upon Baron: ypn.Ga-utzs.ch. yon Trankenthurm 0 the new Austrian Premier, to-day, was assured that every measure passible would be taken to preserve order and protect 1 property. ry Herr Kramniricii, vice= president of the lis rath, declares ; that neither nor ,^ Dr. Abrabamavies. ila president, will re sign in the lace of mob intimidation. He Considers, however, that ii will be im possible to: crrry the Ausgelich (Austro liungarian cbiupromse b II) in the Reich erath, and that -the prl.'s.-ni arrangement with Hungary will have to bo prolonged by imperial decree, without the assent of the Keuhsrath. This, probably means mdennite prorogation ol that, body and the resignation of something like abso lute Government. V . ".The enforcement, of thectanreicht (sys . tern of summary trial without appeal )'at Pracue speedily quieted, the disturbances there. Four rioters who were arrested yesterday Were tried last night and sen tenced to twenty years' : Penal servitude within three hours of the time of their arrest. '• • There seems little to choose between the Germans and the Czechs. In towns where the former predominate they huve com* mitted serious excesses against the latter. • The heavy snowstorm,. which has. been /"'•n.inuous since last night," has assisted V 1 ■'•ping the people quiet. The streets, .. if-'fes and theaters are almost deserted. W advertisements appear- in the news papers; trade is at a standstill, 1 ana it is feand that there will be many, failures on ing to the losses from the rioting. Much inhumanity and brutality was »x --hibited during the ' disturbances: The windows of a children's hospital were : smashed, exposing the inmate*) to the bitter cold, and other hospitals suffered similar treatment. Smaller riots are reported from Chrudim, Schlan, Gablonz, Tetschen and iNachod, . all Bohemian towns. The San Francisco Call EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEF at the • Three Critical Periods of His Life. When as a youth of iS he ascended the throne during the revolution of 1 848-49. When as a man of 36 he concluded the peace which ended the six weeks' war with Prussia in 1866. As he appears to-day beset with the internal troubles of his empire. SNOW BEGINS TO BLOCKADE TRAFFIC In low , South Dakota and Nebraska an Early Winter Is Certain. __ Railroad Travel IsA ready Retarded and the Gathering of Corn Delayed. Special Dispatch to The Call. DES MOINES, Dec. 3.— lt bas been snowing here for twenty-six hours with out interruption. The fall has been be ' tween six and seven inches. If the wind | increases in severity railroad men fear that all the roads centering here will be blocked. There are no present indications of a cessation of the storm. OMAHA, Dec. 3.— Snow has fallen in Nebraska continuously for twenty-four hour-. At Omaha the fall amounts to i about eight inches. It is light and dry, and while it Hies easily on the wind the ! drifts it makes are not formidable obsta | cles. In the northern part of the State | the fall was much heavier. One point, I Parting on, reports sixteen inches, with j snow still falling at 9 o'clock to-night. Reports from Western lowa and South Dakota tire to the effect that the snow is throughout this section. As yet no dam ace is reported. To-night the wind is rising and by morning the snow will likely be badly drifted. The storm has already stopped the gathering of corn, I with fully a fifth of Nebraska's big crop | yet in the tiel d. Railroads have suffered some inconveni encs all day, tne move ment of trains being greatly hamjered. The lowa lines have had the worst of it. trains from Chica go averaging more than an hour late. The Burlington's last mail* was an hour and a half 1 ate this afternoon SIOUX CITY, lowa. Dec. A foot of snow fell. here to-night. It .has fallen heavily all over Dakota also. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 4, 1897. GOVERNOR GRIGGS SUCCEEDS M'KENNA New Jersey's Chief Executive the President's Choice for Attorney-General. Judges Coff and Day Have Both Declined the Proffered Appointment. Special Dispatch to The Call. Call Office. Rigos House.) Washington, Dec. 3. j John W. Griggs. of New Jersey will in all probability be the next Attorney-Gen eral to succeed McKenna, who will be nominated to succeed Field on the Su preme Court bench. Grijrgs is the Gov ernor of New Jersey. He was called to Washington unexpectedly and is the guest of Vice-President Hobart to-night. The Attorney-Generalship was first of fered to Judge Goff of West Virginia and taen to Judge Day of Ohio, the assi, ant Secretary of State. Jndee Goff declined the appointment, for he now has a lite position as Uniud States Circuit Judge. The Call correspondent ascertained be yon .i si dontot two weeks aco that the new Attorney-General would not come from California nor from On o, and it was inti mated that he would be selected from a Northern State. It is almost ceitain that Griggs will accept, although he did not have time to fully discuss the matter with the President, who was called sud denly to Ohio to be present at the bedside of his mother. PATERBON N. J., Dec 3. -Governor Gruj.s arrived home to-night trom Wash ington. He was seen soon alter he reached Ins residence, but reinsed to talk about i ho report that he was to be the next Attorney -General. He . would not say that the office ha i been offered to him • neither would be deny ii. Close friends of the Governor an 1 of Vice-President Hobart, who were seen at the* Hamilton Club later, expressed the belief that- the Cabinet position had been tendered 'the Governor, and added that he would prob ably accept it. • ; is- McKINLEY WILL BE AT WASHINGTON President Decides Not to Delay the Opening of Congress. DUTY CALLS HIM TO THE CAPITAL. Mother McKinley Faintly Recognizes Her Son Upon His Arrival. NO HOPE FOR THE AGED WOMAN. There Is a Gradual Sinking: and Death Seems Only a Question of Hours. special Dlsnatcb to The Cam. STEADILY SINKING CANTON, Ohio, Dec 4, 12:50 A. M.— Mrs. McKinley la still living, but is growing steadily weaker. CANTON, 0., Dec. 3.— President Mc- Kinley will be in Washington for the opening ol Congress next Monday, what ever may be the issue of his mother's ill ness. Although there has never been in the history of the Government a case ex actly similar, it is nece*eary for the Presi dent to be at the Capital in person for the opening of a session of Congress, to re ceive the two joint committees from the two Houses, and until this committee bas waited on the President and received his communication the regular business of Congress cannot proceed. Mother McKinley is unconscious and the attending physician can give the fam ily no hope that she will* ever return to consciousness. Tb» President can do ab solutely nothing for her by remaining here. In view of these facts the President leels that it is his duty to return to Wash ington so as not to delay the opening of Congress at the regular lime. He has ar ranged to leave Canton at 2:05 o'clock to morrow afternoon in tbe special car pro vided for him, attached to the regular Pennsylvania train, which reaches Wash ington Sunday morning. Assistant Sec retary of State Day expects to return to Canton early next week. He will leave Washington as soon as possible after at tending the functions of the opening of Congress. T.>-day was one of ereat suspense in the McKinley home. The nearness of the messenger of death was realized every moment of the .lay, and that there could \ Continued on Third Page.] . -wwwuuuuUUUUUUUUOOO NEWS OF THE DAY Weather forecast for San Fran cisco — Fair Saturday, with light variable wind*. FIRST PAGE. Vieilante*- Hold Prague. MrKinley's Mother Dying. McKenna's Jealous Rivals. SECOND PAGE. Local Bar for McKenna. THIRD PAGE. Opposition to Annexation. Warship- Ordered South. Thorn Doomed to Die. FOURTH PAGE. San Jose Ring Job. Parricide Flannelly Fiehls. Chase of a Smuggler Gambler Shot Dead. Los Angeles School Scandal. Desperado at Large. FIFTH PAGE. Matching Jeffries and Sharkey Fremont's Lieutenant Dead. Great Billiard Tournament. Fight for the Boulevard. St. Marys street doomed. Sooting Between Colored Men SIXTH PAGE. Editorial. T c Oregon Protest. One-Man Power. City Extension in Sin Jose. March Ou? of Eeypt. Woes of Mr. and Mr?. Ngoni Fong. Personal and Queries. SEVENTH PAGE. Park Commissioners Calm. Surplus High School Teacher. News of the Water Front. EIGHTH PAGE. General Sportin- News. NINTH PAGE. A Review for Mrs. Hearst. Fraud Against the Revenue. TENTH PAGE. Commercial New?. ELEVENTH PAGE. News From Across the Bay. Rainey'** Men Discomfited. TWELFTH PAGE. Racing at Inj-leside. THIRTEENTH PAGE. Births, Marriages, Death-. ... : FOURTEENTH PAG J). The am. am! Oakland Milk. '/Bunko* Men Alarmed. Fillmore Declares War. FIGHT ON McKENNA, AND JEALOUS RIVALS WHO ARE LEADING IT JUDGE C. H. HANFORD OF SEATTLE. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 3.— THE CALL correspondent called to see Judge McKenna at his residence on California avenue to-night, and showed him a dis patch from San Francisco stating that the Federal Judges of Oregon and the leading lawyers of Portland had signed a petition to the President protesting against his ap pointment as United States Supreme Court Justice, and that the same petition was now being circulated in . California. The Judge had already been apprised of this, and the nature of the petition, had been made known to him. | Mr. McKenna was not at all disturbed over the affair. When THE CALL cor respondent reached his residence he was in fine spirits. He expressed considerable reluctance about discussing the matter, and was a good deal amused over some of the state ments made in the petition. He said: "As far as one of the Federal Judges is concerned, I think I understand his ani mus in the matter, and am sure that the Californians will understand. But 1 do not desire to make any comments as to the other Federal Judges in Oregon. The petition alleges lark of ability on my part. Of course you understand why I. cannot discuss this, but the author of the petition must be lacking in the sense of humor by making such statements to the President, who appointed me Attor ney-General of the United States. "The petition assumes that the Presi dent contemplates making me a United States Supreme Court Justice. This assumption could • not be based -on his dissatisfaction with my service in the I office of Attorney-General, and yet the author of the petition alleges my unfit ness for the position. Certainly no com ment is necessary. 1 have filled a num ber of offices in California whether ably or otherwise is for others to say. 1 hope 1 shall not be asked to answer the criti cisms of these, who have been or shall be misled by enemies. "It is a significant fact that this oppo sition started in Oregon, and it may be surmised that the same person who origi nated it there is responsible for it in Cali fornia. But there are gentlemen in San Francisco who can explain it all. Ido not care to dwell on the matter." There is no doubt of Judge McKenna's nomination and confirmation. The Presi dent served on the Ways and Means Committee for several years with him, and was greatly impressed with his abil ity. This was so well known to the Con gressmen at that time, and to the corre spondents who attended the sessions of the Fifty-first Congress, that McKinley's admiration for McKenna was a matter of everyday comment . They are now the warmest kind of friends. The President thinks more of McKenna than any other member of his Cabinet. They . drive to -1 gether nearly every : day, and the Presi* dent consults him on matters of public policy" invariably. ' - ■'■■ ";•.•" "'"■. . *-':$:". Judge Fitzgerald, Attorney-General of. California, laughed heartily to-night when informed that McKenna's enemies had charged him. with lack of ability. ;.:;. ; : '-'-: ;*■'. ■ "That is a joke," said he. "They cer tainly are trying to impeach the Presi dent's estimate of men with whom he has intimately associated for years. : , I fancy, this petition will not be relished by the President, who appointed. Mr. McKenna^ in his Cabinet. It would be a reflection on; the j President's judgment, and they , are very unwise to do this. McKenna is one; of the ablest lawyers: I ever knew.": .'-'•; FUDGE HANFORD " , ; *■■': "• 5. . ■ WAS AMBITIOUS Political Deal b- Which He Hoped to Reach the Supreme ; ;t Bench. .. PORTLAND. Dec,:. 3.-Jud Hanford will nave nothing to say ahenti he protest of the Oregon bar and Federal judiciary against the appointment of Judge Mc- Kenna to the Place on the supreme bench vacated by Justice Field. /Under the rose • it is known here that Judge Hinford is himself a Candida c for the appointment : or rather that his cal friends ; have been planning for years to make him the successor of the California member of the court. Oregon protest is regarded by those who know a thing or .two about the undercurrent, of King County noliiics, as THE OREGON LAWYERS WHO MAKE PROTEST. With an Expression of Editorial Opinion From the Principal Paper of Stat;:, ,_ , PORTLAND.Dec. 3.— Among the names signed to the protest against the ap pointment of Judge McKenna to the Supreme Bench are: Ex-Attorney-Gen eral George H. Williams; Rufus- Mallory of Dolph, Mallory. and Simon, and . ex-Member of Congress; W. b. Gilbert, United States Circuit Judge; C. B. Bel linger, United States District Judue; E. D. Shattuck, Senior State ; Circuit Judce; W. W. Thayer, ex-Chief Justice of Oregon; Alfred F. Sears Jr., State Circuit Judge; George E. Chamberlain- ex-State Attorney-General; Wallace McCammant and Zsra Snow of Snow & McCammant; W. W. Cotton, general counsel for the Oregon Railway and Navigation" Company ; J. N. Teal and Wirt Miner of Cox, Cotton, Teal & Minor; Warren E. Thomas, State Repre sentalive; Charles Fulton, State Senator; Frederick- V. Holmin C. E.S. Wood. J. C. Flanders and S. B. Linthicum, of Williams, Wood & Linthicum: Ellis G. Hushes; Martin L. Pipes, ex-State Circuit Judge; William D. Fenton and E. C. Bronaugh Jr., cunscl for the Oregon Railway and Navigation Com pany. ",.'..■ ■'■*",.'' ",-Vv • • ■.":•'..- ■'.''• : :'i: : . The Oregonian to-morrow will say: .'The demand of California newspa pers lor information as to the. protest in Oregon against the appointment of McKenna to the. Supreme Bench indicates an interest in the subject that : seems not to be supported as it ought to be in California. Why has not action there corresponded with action here? The common opinio*, in Oregon is that McKenna is by no means equal to the position. : Such is the judgment of our : leading citizens and ablest lawyers. Of course politicians and. office-seekers. ■ who want favors from the administration think McKenna fit for any ■ position, : and the lawyers here who favor him are grubstake politicians, who. before all ' things else, want the smiles of the administration." ,'-:y. • PRICE FIVE CENTS* the first. step. in a campaign having Hah« ford's preferment a* its possible fruition. ■■ Politically. Washington is; not in a posi tion to insist on; such recognition as the gratification of Hanford's ambition would emphasize. Though it was aided ma terially by the National Committee in the recent: national contest, it was lost to; the Republican' party, largely through the mismanagement of the campaign by : Sen ator Wilson's adherents. The bar ami judii iary of . the State: are closeiy allied by practice and ; fraternity. to the bar and bench of Oregon, which went .Republican. Oregon, therefore, may filly object to Judge McKenna as a step; precedent to a combined effort;: on;, the part -of the Northwest Pacific Statss on behalf of Jud-^e Hanford. It will he interesting to note the developmenta. Senator Wilson, . who will be a candi date for Te-eleetionlin the next Legisla ture, will be the advocate at Washington of tie efforts to have • McKenna dropped. Judge Hanford.'.. is the especial favorite Of the relic of what wast denominated In Washington ag ''The King County Ring," He respected and admired by a set of men in the profession of the law" who are past masters in the arts of poli tics. Nearly all of them were oppO'ed to Wilson's candidacy for the '-short*. term* senatbrshiD two years ago, and really bad him defeated,; when the exigencies of the situation enforced a lent change of programme. Wilson had taken down his headquarters sign, dispersed his lobby and quit the fight. Levi :Ankenny, the millionaire, banker candidate, though willing to execute the demands Of the men who controlled the situation' was not acceptable from the standpoint of po litical expediency. The. alternative can didate. Judge Dunbar of the State Su