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VOLUME LXXXIII.-NO. 8.
GERMANY'S INVASION OF CHINA ONLY A PRETEXT TO GET A NAVAL STATION THE GERMAN SQUADRON ENTERING KIAO-CHAU BAY. BERLIN, Dec 7.— Emperor William has ordered the number of volunteers for the Chiua expedition to bo increasea to 1000 men. Prince Henry of Pru^s-a wiil visit Prince Bismarck at Friedrichsruhe to morrow and will spend several hours with the great statesman in order to obtain his view on the Chinese situation. PEKING, Dec. 7.— The Chinese Govern ment hnscaused it to be made known that, up to the time of the German occupation of Kiao Chau Bay, no claim was made by Germany for reparation as a result of the murder of the two missionaries. Nies and Hennle, and that there were no other differences between the two. governments. Consequently the Government officials point out that the missionary question is regarded as a pretext to obtain a naval station, which it is shown Germany bas Jong coveted. The Chinese Government, it is said, in conclusion, will never consent to the Germam remaining at Kiao Chau Bay, as the - r presence there deprives | China of a harbor which, since the war with Japan, has been regarded as the most ri itable naval base of operations. LONDON, Dec B.— A special dispatch I : m Shanghai says: On Friday last I [ < aptain Becker, %rith 210 German mm- \ rines, left Kiao Chau Bay to occupy the ! surrounding villages, whence they pro- \ ceeded to capture the city. The Ci)iiie«e j forts opened fire and the Germans replied, killing three of the garrison, which there- I upon fled in disorder. The Chinese general in command was captured, but afterward liberated. Sev eral German sailors were injured by ■ stones flung by ihe inhabitants of the vil- ' lage. In return for this the head men ol j these villages were beaten with bamboo j sticks by order of the German com monder. j It is reported here that China is will- j ing to pay an indemnity of 1,000,000 taels • (about $785,250) ana to grant all the Ger- j man demands, including the temporary Cession of Kiao Chau Bay and adjoining territory. A dispatch to the Times from Peking confirms the report that China, hoping ' for the evacuation of Kiao Chau, agrees unconditionally to all demands ol Ger many. The Times, dealing editorially with the situation at Kiao Cbau, notes that the ; foregoing telegram enumerating the Ger- j man demands, does not include the per- , manent occupation of Kiao Chau, and points out that the evidence is conflicting as to whether this was officially de manded. It «ays: "In any case, now that the ' other demands have been conceded, what • will be the grounds for insisting on a per- j manent occupation? The double success j in Hayii and China, demonstrating the especial value of a stron Meet, ready to act at short notice in any part of the world, will probably give a coup do grace to the declining opposition to the naval bill." Dr. Stuebel, the German Consul at Shanghai, has been ordered to go to Kiao Chau and establish a regular German ad ministration. The Kolnische Yolks Zeitung says that 1 fh« coal deposits in the province of Shan ; Tung, which will become available to \ Germany with railway and mining con cessions, are most valuable. GERMANY'S NAVAL BILL. Vigorous Opposition to the Gov ernment Measure Made by the Radical Leader. BEKLIN, Dec. 7.— ln the Reichstag to day Berr Richter, the Radical leader. Bpoke in opposition to the naval bill, which was before the house on farst read ing, dwrlling upon the serious increase of expenditure for which the bill provides. He contended that the great display of power made in China proved tiiat the Government considered the navy equal to the taslt imposed upon it. Germany's ex ports, he continued, had made unexpected strides in spite of the alleged lack of crui-ers. The sneaKer expressed the opin ion that the proactive duties were more harmful to Germany's trade than could be balanced by the benefits derivable even by the greatest fleet. The bill. Herr Kicht er asserted, was not lor seven years, but for eternity, and created a condition which tbe continued advance of technical knowledge would make impossible to maintain. Herr Rithter desired the Gov <rnment to repeat In the Reichstag the insurance that the naval programme, as outlined in the semi-official Reichan sei,»er, could be carried into effect with out recourse to fresh taxation. He pointed out that when tbe quinquen nial army law was introduced it was de tlared to be an exceptional measure; but now, he asserted, the Government was tryine to bind the Reicnstag similarly in the case of the navy. Financial conditions, tbe speaker said, were always cbatnung anl must, therefore, be repnlated annually. The Reichatag had no power to alter a law once enacted, and 'Q Vi«w of its already restricted rigata, the The San Francisco Call R«i<rhstag should not further bind itself. In cone ! u«ion, Herr Kicbter said the naval bill conflicted with all constitutional prin ciples, and, therefore, he was oppo-ed to any discussion of the measure. [Leftist cheers.] The Secretary of the Navy, Admiral yon Tierpitz, said the flnet was inadequate and that ti.e Government was obliged to send away all its efficient cruisers and even employ training shins as men-of war. The influence of cruisers abroad de» pended ciiietiv upon the power known to stand behind them; namely, the fleet of battle-ship-. Herr Lieber, the Center party leader, said his party had not yet got their votes ready. On the whole, however, they thought the time had come for the legis lature to deal wita the navy, and if the Government would promise the burdens involved would be shared by those parts of the world which profited thereby, nine tenths of the opposiiion to the bill would cc removed. NOM- CA THOL IC MARRIAGES. President Pierola of Peru Vetoes ihe Measure Recently Passed by Congress. Copyright, 1897, by Jim«i Gordon Bennett. LIMA, Peru, Doc 7.— President Pierol* has vetoed tue measure recently passed by Congress legalizing non-Catholic mar riages* in Peru and providing for the registration of such marriages. He gives as his reason the fact that the bill only authorized the registration of foreigners, without providing for na.ive born Peruvians descended from Protest ants, who hold «.o the relieion of their fatners. The President's action In veto ing the measure bas called forth much adverse criticism. With the exception of the official or gans the pre*s is bitterly opposed to Presi dent P prolaS project to relorm the home debt. They denounce the plan &•> one cal culated to rob the creditors of Pern, and assert that it is dishonest. It is doubtful if the plan will be sanctioned by Congress. NEWS OF THE DAY Weather forecast for San Fran cisco — Clearing on Wednesday, with fresh southwesterly winds. FIRST PAGE. Germany Seeking Conquest. Wood Talus of McKenna. Mrs. Oelrichs Bad.y Hurt. Annexation Scheme Losing. Hayti Yields to Force. Stripped Naked and Hanged. BECOND PAGE. A Prize Fighter X lied. Rain in the Interior. Watch for Filibusters. THIRD PAGE. Mother McKlnlev Sinking. rmall Hope fo- Dreyfus. Outlaw Molina Taken. FOURTH PAGE. Jordan on College Morals. Los Angeles School Scandal. Loot of Banta Clara. Boulevard to Be Built. FIFTH PAGE. Congress at Work. Officers Made Prisoner. SIXTH PAGE. Editorial. The President on Hawaii. Prospects of the Session. The Pacific Roads Debts. Standing From Under. Prison Reform and Discipline. Personals and Queries. SEVENTH PAGE. The Keramic Club Exhibition. News of the Water Front. Bunkoer McCormack Arrested. EIGHTH PAGE. An Incomparable Banjo-Piayer The Oakland Milk War. Death of a Hignbinder. Row Among Ball-Players. NINTH PAGE. Reaching for Alaskan Trade. Real-Estate Market Review. Supreme Court Justices Differ. TENTH PAGE. Commercial News. ELEVENTH PAGE. News From Across the Bay. TWELFTH PAGE. Races at Ingleside. THIRTEENTH PAGE. Births, Marriages, Deaths. FOURTEENTH PAGE. Ned Greedway on the Stand. Police Seeking Elopers. ; Editor Older Charged With Libel Lees and Gunat Make Up. SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1897. MRS. OELRICHS' EYE INJURED Struck by a Falling Tack While Arranging Draperies. Most Peculiar Accident Oc curs In Her Elegant Mansion. Attending Physicians Hops That the Injury Will Not Causa a Permanent Disfigurement *p«clal Dispatch toTmCALu NEW YORK, D.c. 7.— Mrs. Herman Oelricus is suffering from ibe effects of a strange accident to one of her eyes, wbich may necessitate a painful operation. Some workmen were engaged in banging tapes tries in the ci j st parlor of her residence, the old Pa ran Stevens mansion, last Sat urday afternoon, and Mrs. Oelrichs wan superintending the detail*. One of the men was on the top ladder when a tack slipped from his band and fell. Mrs. Oel richs was standing close by, with her lace turned upward, and the sharp point of the tack struck her in the left eye, lacerating it and canting Intense pair.. Mrs. Oelrtch* bathed the eye and, confi dent thit me ir.jury was of a trivial nature, was persuaded to attend a silver wedding that evening. Her eye, however, grew worse, and she had to leave before the re ception was over. Dr. Knapp, an eye specialist, was im mediately summoned, and the family physit-iaa was called in. It was found that Mrs. Oetrichs had caught cold in the eye, and she has been confined to her room ever iince. On Monday the eye grew rapidly worse, and a consulting physician was called in. The opinion was expressed by the doctors that the point of the tack must have been rusty, for the wound had become ulcerated, and to-day it was no better. Mr. Oelrichs was worried by his wife's illness, and remained with her all to-day. Meanwhile many friends of ihe family had heard of the accident and expressions of sympathy poured in. The physicians expressed the hope that she wuufd re cover from the unfortunate injury with out permanent disfigurement of the eye. This depends upon whether the ulceration can be checked. Just a year ago to-day Mrs. Oelricns gave n reception to her friends in her beautiful borne, upon which sbe it reported to have lavished about $200,000 in alterations. It was a ''bouse warming," ana those who attended said that the furnishing of the mansion and decorations for the function gave convincing evidence of the artistic tastes of the late Senator Fair's daughter. Mri. Oelrichs and her sister, Miss Fair, were beautifully gowned, and the recep tion went far to establish Mrs. Oelrlohs as a social leader. 6ince she came to New York on her wedding trip in June, 1890, Mrs. Oelricbs has been a favorite in society Circles. G Eft MANS COME TO GRIEF. Meet With a Reverse at the Hands of Wild Tribesmen in Africa. LONDON, Dec. 7.— According to mail advices from Batanga, on the West Afri can coast, southeast of the Camaroons, in the Banoko country, a Ger man expedition consisting of six white officers and 200 naiives recently met with a reverse at the hands of the Mbouiies, a warlike tribi lhat has long harassed the German trade caravans to the south of Batanga, in the Molinji country, and especially along the Campo or Nteiu River, which divides French and German territory. A German warship with troops is al ready en route for the Camaroons to rein force the expedition that is being organ ized to punish the Mbouiies. To Swear the <ju*tn. THE HAGUE, Dec. 7.— Wilhalmina, Quean of to? Netherlands, will take the oath of acce««ion to the throne on Ken tern ber 6, 1898, in the new church at Am sterdam. WOOD TALKS OF JUDGE McKENNA He Says He Did Not Start the Fight. Is Willing, Nevertheless, to Take the Brunt of the Blame. Does Not Want the Judge's Friends to Misconstrue His Motives. Special Dispatch to 1 be Call. PORTLAND, Or. Dec. 7. —C. E. 6. Wood was shown a copy of The Call with his letter to Senator Hoar, protest ing against the appointment of Judge Mc- Kenna, and asked wnat he had to say about it. He said in substance: "The opposition to Judge McKenna originated in California far more than in Oregon. My letter was based on state ments macie to me by California attor neys last October. It expresses my views. I am sorry they are disagreeable. It would be far easier to say pleasant things of him, and more polite. When I was in California in October there was a general sentiment against the appointment as a very weak one. unjust to the President himself, but those expressing themselves weru afraid to have their opinions come to Judge McKennu's ears and considered open opposition hopeless. I notice in tbe interviews one gentleman who was then adverse to but now favors him. Several who were clear in hostile criticism deciiue to express an opinion. "The opposition to Judge McKenna, though be may be loath to believe it, is honest and spontaneous, and it only weakens Judge McKenna's cause to ascribe petty motives to his opposition, and attempt to explain adverse action by some contemptible personal feeling. What explanation is to be offered for the adverse opinion of Judges Bellinger or Kos. c , or, as can be rea 1 between tiie lines of their interviews, judge? Morrow and De Haven? A cause is a bad one that bus to ascribe to honorable men dirty mo tives. "The California papers belittle the office of the press if they support Judge McKenna only because he is a Californian. The place is conceded to California, and there are plenty of men there against whose selection not a word would be heard. It ought to be significant that Judge McKenna's support is political, t>e opposition to him pursly professional. "It is better, in my opinion, to show we are mistaken than to be conjuring up un dreamed-of motive?. What motives are ascribed by Judge McKenna's friends to his own friends who damn him with faint praise, savin* he is not very good, but good enough ? "Our idea was that President Mr Kin ley wanted to glorify his administration by selecting the very best. Apparently he thinks Judee McKenna is. We of the bar dv not. it is his appointment. We have said our s-av. He can do as he pleases, but let Judge McKenna's friends conceive of men with an honest pride in their profes sion, unbia-ed by dirty malice. "From the outset I expected nothing but harm to me from my attitude, but I <i<> not care to despise ruyseli as » coward. Do not mistake me as the head and front of this offending. I am willing to accept the responsibility, but it is not true. The opposition spread like a rire." SITE FOR AN AhMOR PLANT. The Special Board Will Report That It Shou'd Be Near Coal Mines. NEW YORK. Dec 7— A Washington special to the Herald says: The Armor- Factory Board is preparing a leport in re gard to the sites it inspected, with refer* ence to their comparative usefulness for the proposed armor-plant establishment. It developed during the sessions of the board that the best locality for the plant is near coal mines, provided the cost of freight of finished armor to tne ship building plant » not too large. The board has found that in the manufacture of 6000 tons of armor 60,000 tons of coal are needed and 12,000 tons of other n. ateriam. THE LOSING FIGHT UPON ANNEXATION Every Hour of Delay Hurts the Hawaiian Scheme. COMES UP TO-DAY IN THE SENATE. Many Joining the Ranks of Those Working Against Ratification. DANIEL OF VIRGINIA IS CONVERTED. Regards the Matter as a Scheme to Benefit a Few People at Uncle Sam's Expanse. Special Dispatch to The Call Call Office Riggs Hottsk.) Washington Dae. 7. f Senator Davis (R.) of Minnesota, chair man of the Committee on Foreign Rela tions, announced to-day that to-morrow be would ask the Senate to take up the Ha waiian annexation treaty, and discommit tee will hold a meeting to-morrow morn ing before the Senate session opens. He is wise in pushing the treaty to immediate consideration if he really desires its ratifi cation. Annexation is clearly losing ground, and the longer the Tote is delayed tne poorer are the chances of success. Senator Daniel (D. ) of Virginia, who was non-committal during the spring session, is now squarely against annexation. "I regard the whole matter," he said to-day, "as a scheme for the benefit of a few peo ple at the expense of the Government. Where we should get one dollar out of the Hawaiian Islands we should have to spend ten." Senator Hoar (II.) of Massachusetts makes it a rale not to discuss for publica tion questions pertaning to foreign rela tions which are awaiting the Senate's action, but from private sources it is learned that he is, at least, very lucewarm toward the project and will probably rote against it when the time comes. Senator Wellington (R.) of Maryland declares that he has not made up his mind and is still open to conviction. Bat it is believed that he, too, will oppostt the treaty. Senator Faulkner (D.) of Virginia be lieves that, with the exception of Senator Morgan (D.) of Alabama and, perhaps, three or four others, the entire Demo cratic vote will be against annexation. About the only convert to annexation thus far recorded i-< Senator Perkins (R.) of California. He was regardnd as rather lukewarm or opposed to the plan at the spring session. He now declares that he will vote for tbe treaty, but he adds that hedouDtsif the two-thirds majority for its ratification can be secured. The prevailing opinion in Washington now is that annexation will surely come by joint resolution, if not by treaty. But that depends. The opponents of annexa tion say: "One thing at a tim»." If thirty or more Senators can now be mustered against the scheme, it is not out of the range of possibilities that the majority of the House might be fouad on tne same side. It is a favorite remark of Eastern Republicans that they are glad annexa tion is a Senate question now, and they hope they will not have to vote upon it, indicating the hesitancy they would feel In supporting the project, and, on the other hand, their disinclination to antag onize the administration. If the Democrats in the Hou-e should take the same view of the question as their kindred in the Senate, annexation would have a very close shave. There might be twenty-eight more Republicans aeainst annexation than Democrats in favor of it. That would be a question, although it is now generally taken for granted here that there is a majority in both houses for annexation should the treaty fail of ratification of the necessary two-thirds vote. COULD NOT HOLD HAW An JUST NOW. Hilfeorn Points Out a Lack of War ships as an Argument Against Annexation. CHICAGO, Dec. 7 —Congressman 8. D, Hilborn, Third D. strict o\ California, lec tured at the Kent Theater, Urnv rsity of Chicago, to-night. Several years' resi dence across the San Francisco Bay from Mare Island and two terms of service on the Committee on Naval Affairs and Pub lic Buildings and Grounds enabled him to tell the students a number of things they did not know about the United States navy. Mr. Hilborn lectured under the direction of the Political Science and History Club, and his effort was a strong argument against any attempt at annexation of the Hawaiian Islands, at least till our strength on sea is greatly increased. The Ameri can navy, he declared, contained only four first-class righting battle-snips. He put tne Maine ana Texas in the sec ond class, and not rating well at that. Two armored cruisers, sixteen other cruis er?, fifteen gunboats, six double-turreted monitors, fifteen single-turreted moni tors, twenty torpedo-boats and three or four other boais constitute the fighting power of the United States. "The great want oi America is more fighting ships — more battle-snips, more monitors,|more torpedo-boats and docks," he said. "To-day we have only one duck Continued Jrom Firtt Page HAYTI IS HUMILIATED BY FORCE Compelled to Accept the Conditions Imposed by Germany. KAISER'S FLAG DULY SALUTED. This Apology to Be Followed by the Payment of Indemnity. FOREIGNERS SEEK SAFETY ON VESSELS. Citizens of th» Little Island Repub lic Enragred by the Outcome of the Controversy. Copyright, 1897, by James Gordon Bennett. PORT AU PRINCE, Hayti, Dec. 7— The refusal of the United States to interfere in tne quarrel between Germany and Hayti over the Lueders incident has caused the humiliation of the latter country. Hayti has accepted Germany's condition that indemnity be paid, and has apologized by saluting the German flag and German warships in the harbor. Citizens of Hayti are very much dissat ished over the outcome, and there is in tense but suppressed excitement here. German residents have taken re:uge on German vessels, while the English are on Atlas Line steamers here. There are no American vessels in the harbor, though the Marblehead is expected, and Ameri can residents have placed themselves under the protection of the American Minister and have taken all their most valuable property to the legation for safe kesDing. It is understood that the question of the indemnity demanded by Germany for the alleged arrest and imprisonment of Herr Lueders has been settled to the sat isfaction of Germany, and that all de mands of that country have been agreed to by the Government of Hayti. This was dene in the face of the display of force made by Germany, and under the threat of a bombardment of the defensive works of the port unie-s these demands were agreed to within eight hours following the time the German ultimatum was de livered yesterday morninc, shortly af'er the arrival at this port of the two Ger man cruisers sent to back up the de mands of the German Minister here. The first part of the settlement took place at 6 o'clock last night, when the Haytian fleet formally saluted the German flag from the flagship ot the fleet of Hayti, the Crete A. Pierrot, a small vessel armed with a few guns of light caliber. Admiral Killick. the Haytian com mander, bad charge of the formal salute of the German flag. While the flag of the republic was l»eing dipped on the Crete A. Pierrot, the band of the Haytiin navy played the German national anthem and the Haytian flagship tired twenty-one guns, which were answered by the German flagship, the Charlotte, which is used as a Bcboolship. The second part of the settlement took place this morning, when Count Scbwerin, the German Minister to Hayti, was for mally ana publicly received by the Hay lian President. The latier, it is under stood, has assured the German authorities that summary justice will be promptly meted ont to tbose officials of Hayti who caused the estrangement between the re public and Germany. Naturally there is a strong fe«ling of resentment against the Government on account of the humiliation inflicted upon the country by Germany, but it is not thought anything more serious than a ministerial crisis will result. EMIL LUEDERS, Primary Cause of Haytian Tension. PRICE FIVE CENTS. TORTURED, THEN PUT TO DEATH Horrible Fate Visited Upon a Nevada Murderer BARBARISM OF HIS ASSAILANTS. Compel Him to Walk Naked for a Mile Over Frozan Ground. KICK AND BEAT HIM ALL THE WAY. Their Victim's Body Ridded With Bullets as It Swings From the Limb of a Tree. SpecUl Dispatch to Thk Call CARSON, Dae. 7.— One of the bolde-t lynching* ever recorded in this State took piace at Genoa, at 12 o'clock this morninp. Adam U her, the slayer of Hans Anderson, was taken from the jail by masked men and hanged to a tree. Saeriff Brokliss, who was sleeping in a building adjoining the jail with Constable Gray, was aroused by a knock at the door and called out, "Who's there "f" "We havfl a prisoner," was the reply. The Sheriff opened the door, and the moment he did so he was covered by a half-dozen rifles and six-shooters and told to give up the keys. A couple of men brushed past him and covered the Con stable with their weapons. One man in the party appeared to act as their spokes man, and demanded the keys, as the side door from the Recorder's office wa-< being smashed in with a sledge. The Sheriff gave up the keys, ana they at once un locked the jail, and gome to Über's cell unlocked the door and hauled him out of bed. The prisoner was aroused from sleep by the noise at the door ami the light stream- I ins on his face. He was thoiou«hly I frightened and bepged bard, but the iynchers stripped him naked, and then binding and gaggine him marched him | out of the jail. The night was cold, and ' when he reached the air shivered and cowed and beticed for covering, but his captors were relentless and drngpfd him along with blows and kicks over the frozen ground. He yelled "Help! Murder I" aa he was taken from bed, but made no sound after thn gagging. The six men who first overpowered and captured the officers still remained With them, but after the prisoner was brou :ht from the jail about twenty more persons joined in and drove Übar along the road. There were about twenty-five in all. The mob had burst in ihe door of the Sheriff's office leading from the Recorder's i-ttice in the county building wi.h a sOeuge ham mer. The six men who had the Sheriff and Constable under guard made them follow the i?ang which was taking Über to his death. The lint of march led up to Boyd's lane, where there was a large cottonwood tree with a branch overhanging the lane. There appeared to be a leader of the lynching party, and he ordered the rope placed about Uler's neck. Tnis was done and Über was told to say his prayers. He knelt on the ground and while he was praying the rope was thrown over a limb and in a minute from the time he knelt the gang was pulling on the rope and he was drawn up nearly to the limb. He writhed and struggled like a wild animal, and died in eie.it agony whi o the life was slowly Liioked out it him. Afier be was dead several of the lynching ; arty opened