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McKENNA'S
NOMINATION
SUBMITTED
Narrjed by the President
tO Succeed Judge
j Field.
SENATE WILL DEFER
ACTION.
But the Confirmation Is to
Occur Soon After the
Holidays.
CALIFORNIA MEMBERS ARE
UNANIMOUS.
Thei-e Is No Longer Any Opposition
Among the Pacific Coast
Senators.
Special .Dispatch to The Call.
Call Office. Riggs Rouse,)
\\ ABHINQTOH, Dec. 16. *
Attorney-General McKenna was to-day
Dominated by the President to fill the va
cancy on the bench of the Supreme Court
f the United States occasioned by there
tirement of Associate Justice Stephen J.
.-"ield. The nomination of Judge McKenna
v-is lot unexpected, for it Mas been settled
. -cc lie advent of the Sic Kin ley admin-
ition that he was to succeed Judge
eld. The subject has been freely can
a--sed in and out of the Senate, and while
here is a shadow of opposition it is not
elievi d to be of sufficient magnitude to
pfeat confirmation when the vote is
I'rten.
It was doubtless tbe intention of tbe
resident to bestow ihis hifh judicial
oner upon Judge McKenna at this lime
>t only as a token of friendship and
■cognition of his ability, but also to
ingle with it ihe compliments of the
hnstmas festival. It rear.-, however,
iat Judge McKenna will be deprived of
ie title of Associate Justice of the Su
reme Court of ihe United States until
trr the holiday recess.
Senator Hoar, chairman of the Senate
idiciary Committee, to whom the nom
ation was referred, was expected to cali
special meeting of ihe committee, so
at the nomination of Judge McKenna
ighi to reported back to the Senate for
nnrmatlon before the adjournment for j
« holiday recess next Saturday. The
r-uar meeting day of the Judiciary Com- j
nine is Monday, consequently if confir- |
in idu was to be had before the holidays '
a spcial meeting of tbe committee would
bay to be called. After the nomination;
reaced tbe Senate this afternoon the i
que. ion of calling a special meeting of I
t.'.eommittee was considered, and it was |
ceiled that, in view of the nature of the !
oppc-itiou to Judge McKenna's confirma
tion it would not be advisable to take
hast* action on the nomination, so it
will to over to be taken up at the first
re-*uar . meeting of the Judiciary Com
mune in January.
Itis said that some of the Pacific coast
Senitors, Who were originally opposed to
Judje McKenna's confirmation, have
withdrawn their opposition, and a ma
jority of the Senators will voio to confirm
him.
As one of the Senators who was for
merly with the opposition remarked to
night: "This is a very appropriate time
for th= President to send in Judge McKen
na'a nomination. We have not received
much on the coast, ana as there are sev
eral Federal appointments in that section
of the country pending, it is just as well
for us to stand by the administration in
this case as we have done in other in
stances where tbe selections were not any
more acceptable than this one. We have
gone ibis far with tbe administration, and
we might as well swallow Judge McKenna
and try to loot pleased."
The strong point in favor of Judge Mc-
Kenna is that toih of the California Sen
ators are urging hi« confirmation. It is
difficult to make a successful fight against
a confirmation when the Senator^ Irom
the State interested are united in favor of
the candidate.
In view of Judge McKenna's long ser
v.re in the Houseof Representatives, and
the fact that he is at present a member
of the Cabinet, it was supposed that some
of his friends might try to have his con
firmation expedited, a- is sometimes done
when Senators are taken from the Senate
and appointed to other branches of the
pubic service. This subject was also
considered, but it was not deemed advis
able by -ome of the very best iriends and
strongest supporters of Judge McKenna
to make the attempt at this time.
Until the Senate acts upon the nomina
tion finally, there will be no change in the
Cabinet. Governor Griggs oi New Jersey,
who is slated to become Attorney-General,
cannot enter upon his duties in the Cab
met circle until the middle of January.
Hence, 'he delay in the confirmation of
Judge McKenna will not embarrass the
administration or weaken the cause of the
n-.w Judge.
A glance over the personnel of the Su
pr< me Court as now constituted shows
tha; the bench is stronger now tnan it has
been lor many decades. Chief Justice
Fuller, while not a great Judge, has im
proved materially since his appointment.
His long service and hard study has
brought bun well up in the estimation of
i he judiciary generally. Justice Gray of
Massachusetts and Justice Brewer of
Kansas are considered the giants of the
bench in point of legal ability, and their
dec sions are regarded as masterpieces by
the legal profession al! over the world.
Justice Harlan of Kentucky was not
considered a great lawyer w.aen he was
appointed a member of the court, but, be
ing a hard student and a man of remark
able literary attainments, he has become
one of the strongest members of the court.
Close to him comes Justice Brown of
Michigan, who is personally the most
popular member of the court. He
is one of the most scholarly and pol
ished lawyers on the bench when put to
the test, but, like the late David Davis of
Illinois, he is too full of good humor to
wear his life away too soon among musty
law books.
One of the brightest legal lights on the
SEARCH FOR THE MISSING
FROM THE WRECKED STEAMER
VICTORIA, B. C, D.'C 16 —The Government --t earner Quadra left this morning !
for Barclay Sound to insutu eaia r>h or the three boats which six days ago left the
steamer Cleveland with twenty-two men and which have not since been seen, and
also to render assistance to the -urvivorsof the disaster who are staying with the
stranded steamer.
Captain Irving went down on the Quadra, and his company's steamer, the
Willapa, is also on the way with Diver McHardv and some working apparatus on
board. Inspector of Hulls Collister is also on the Quadra, so that • thorough investi
gation can be made of the steamer. It is quite possible that the vessel can be raised,
but scant hopes are held out for the three missing boats and their occupants. The
Indians did considerable damage in looting the ship. Constable McKenna went on
the Quadra to take steps to prosecute the offenders. United States Consul Smith
also went down.
bench is Justice Beckham of New York.
the junior member of the court. Tuose
who have followed bis brief career in the >
highest judicial tribunal in the land con
cede to him a place right alongside of
Judges Gray and Brewer in point of
judicial ability.
He looks every inch a !ge, and his
opinions are eaual to the ablest papers
ever handed down by that court. Justice
Shiras of Pennsylvania and Justice White
of Louisiana, while not brilliant as jurists,
are hard workers and devote much time
and attention to their law books and their
decisions. Judge Wbite had little or no
judicial training wh«n he was taken from
the Senate and placed upon the Supreme
bench by President Cleveland. During
the few years he has been a member of the
court he has studied industriously and
followed the proceedings closely, until j
now be is regarded as one of the coming
members o: the court.
WOULD DISCIrLINE HILBORN.
General Lew Wallace Takes Excep-
tions to Statements Made by the
Congressman.
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 16— "Speaking
about our encaging in war," says General
Lew Wallace, the soldier-autnor, "1
noticed in the papers the other day that
Congressman Hilborn of California, a
member of the House Committee on Naval
Affairs, made the statement that, while
we i. ad some vessels, we did not have in
this country enough powder to fire the
ordinary salutes. He made this state
ment to express the absurdity, in his
opinion, of this country engaging in war.
"That fellow should be disciplined for
that kind of talk. He ou-hi to know that
this country has concealed in some place
in the Allegheny Mountains enough salt
peter to make all the powder we would
need in a lone war. That statement was
highly injudicious, and I believe not true.
Even though true, however, i: but adver
tises our weakness to the world and in
vites trouble. Congress should appoint a
committee to have that utterance investi
gated, and if proved to be accurately re
torted, he should be censured — yes, even
expelled from tbe House. He is not fit to
represent anybody."
MEXICO CLAIMS
CLIPPERTON ISLAND
Warship Sent to Investigate
the Alleged British
Occupancy.
It Is Not Anticipated That Anything
Like a War Will
Follow.
Special Dispatch to TM Cau.
CITY OF MEXICO, Dec.,l6.— Some time
ago when it was rumored that a British
warship had seized Clipperton iiland,
local papers took the matter up and there
was some agitation over the reported
forcible occupation of Mexican soil. The
Foreign Relations Department asked the
War Department to send an expedition to
the island to investigate if the British
really had taken possession. Four days
ago the corvette El Democrata, Captain
Oeofoll Genesa, left Mazatlan for the
island.
Should it be true that the island which
Mexico claims, has been seized by the
British the matter will be taKen up diplo
matically for the purpose of recovering
the territory. Mexico will formally re
quest the restoration of the island. No
one here expects any ferious difficulty
and there is as yet no definite official in
formation regarding the alleged seizure of
Clipperton.
At the Foreign Relations Department
to-day it was said the object of the ex
pedition was not warlike, but merely to
ascertain the true condition of : flair*.
The same thing was said at the War De
partment. There is no disquietude over
the matter hero. The newspapers, bow.
ever, are likely to make much of the
seizure if it turns out to be a 'act. for
there is a sentiment among the Mexican
people that Em-land unjustly acquired
Belize or British Honduras from this
country.
LIGHTS.HIP 67 AGAIN ON GUARD.
Captain Hastorff Tells of the Dread-
ful Storm That Caused Her
to Go Adrift.
ASTORIA, Or. Dec. 16.— Lightship 67,
which went adrift from her station last
Saturday, was brought down fiom tbe
buoy station this morning and fully
equipped with chain and mushroom
anchor. She took on 156 tons of coal, a
full complement of supplies, and will
leave out for her station at 7 o'clock to
morrow merning.
In talking over th« events of tbe recent
storm with an Astorian reporter last
night. Captain Hastorff stated that, con
trary to reports, his anchor b-oke 3CO feet
from the ship and not at the hawse pipe.
"It was beastly dirty weati.er for three
we ks," he said. "Saturday and during
a portion of that night we could not see
the landing marks or lights ashore on ac
count of the heavy fogs. There was little
or no nd, but a tremendously heavy sea
was running, Wo could not get our bear
ing properly, and with such a length of
chain dragging, the strain on the ship
was about the same as usual. ' For this
reason we did not notice the breaking cf
the chain at once, although the best man
in my crew was on watch."
AM.'/«On Itenth nt Laheport.
LA REPORT, Dec. 16.— This commu
nity received an unexpected shock to-day.
C. C. Jenkins, one of the oldest and most
prominent residents of Lake County, died
very suddenly of heart disease. He leaves
a widow and three small children.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. FRIDAY, DECEMBER IT, IS9T.
MANY WILL
PERISH ON
THE TRAILS
Arrivals From Dawson
Tell of the Fearful
Situation.
RETREATING IN SNOW
AND ICE.
Over Two Hundred Persons
Said to Be Fleeing From
Starvation.
MORE THAN HALF SURE TO
PERISH.
Now the Yukon Is Closed and All
Hops of Taking Provisions by
S. earner Is Gone.
Special Diinatch to The (.'all.
DYSA.JDec. 11 (per steamship Corona lo
Victoria, B. C, Dec 16). — Word as late as
November '6 lias just been received here
from Dawson. A party of live prospec
tors — J. Kastner, George McLaughlin,
Georgs Run:, J. P. Holland, and William
King — left Dawson on thai date. The two
first named arrived little worse for their
trip, but Ruth bad one foot badly frozen
and bis face and hands are slightly frost
bitten. The other two have not yet
reached here. The party separated below
Rink Rapids.
Though the thermometer was 52 de
grees below the three who have arrived
abandoned all their blankets except one
and made a rapid trip out. All were short
of provisions, but supplies were secured
from the mounted police a*. High Salmon
River, where Major Walsh is now camped
by Kastner and his two companion-*, and
they entertain the hope thai the two fol
lowing will reach there in safety.
The situation in the interior is far more
serious than when last reported. Ai Daw
son the food question i- the all-absorbing
topic. But Kastner, who is an experi
enced prospector and woodsman, says
tbat the actual starvation would not take
place there. The loss of life will occur on
the route letween that place and Dyea.
Nearly 200, thirty of whom have already
started, will attempt to«come out, and not
more than one-half will ever reach civili
zation. Of the thirty passed on the trail
by Kastner and his companions, more than
ha.l were out of food and almost certain
to perish. One poor fellow whom they
overlook at Five Fingers, and who was
nearly exhausted, asked if be could not
travel with them. Receiving an answer
in the affirmative, he ral led and joined
them. However, afler two hours' travel
he dropped behind, and it is not at all im
possible lhat the thousands of ravens
which inhabit that section have, at this
writing, picked tho last particles of flesh
from bis bones.
Maj r Walsh and his associates will not
reacn Dawson this winter. One obstacle
after another bus been met until now
they* are unable to longer use their boms.
Nearly four tons of provisions have been
lost, and they are now living on the plain
est kind ol food. When the last party
came out it was the intention of tbe major
to try to reach Fort Selkirk, where fairly
comfortable quarters can be had A man,
an American by the name of Freeman,
who was employed by the major's party,
was drowned below the White Horse
Rnpids.
Kastner, who is an old acquaintance of
Major Walsh, brought out the laiter's
official mail. Though the contents are
not known, I have learned that the major
has written Minister Bifton of the Interior
Department urging immediate action if
possible in conjunction with tho United
states Government to lurni-h relief.
Should the prov sions not be gotten
further than Wuite Horse Rapid and
Fort Selkirk they would be the means of
saving the lives ot more than 100 persons
who will soon attempt the I :ip out.
The steamers Weare a.:d Bella, which
left Daw-on about the 20th of October for
Fort Yukon with the Intention of mating
another trip with provisions, did not re
turn, ana us the river is practically closed
all hope is given up till spring.
On the Ist of November a raft on which
there were twelve beeves passed Dawson,
being unable to land owing to the run
ning ice in the river. The raft will prob
ably be carried go far down the river that
the meat will not be furnished to Dawson
people at all. Up the river, 150 miles
from Dawson, there is an abmdjnod rait
on a stmibar which contains the carca-ses
of 135 slaughtered sneep. The loss of this
meat, which has been estimated with the
food supply of the people at Dawson, will
in itself make the starvation qnestioa
more serious. Hal Hoffman.
STATE OF SEIGE RAISED.
President Barrios Publishes a Decree
Declaring 1 hat Order Is
Restored.
Copyright. 1897. by James Go.-don Bennett.
PANAMA, Dec. ■ 16.— Advices from the
Horaid's correspondent in Guatemala
state that President Barrios has published
a decree declaring or ior restore raising
the state of serge and restoring individual
rights.
FOUGHT A
BATTLE WITH
DYNAMITE
Fierce Conflict Between
Miners in Lower
California
MEXICANS AGAINST
AMERICANS.
Several Yaqui Indians Are
Also Drawn Into the Mm-
derous Melee.
ONE OF THEM IS BLOWN
TO ATOMS.
Story Told by Juan de Luna of Los
Aneeles, One of the Partici
pants.
Special Dispatch to Tm- Cali.
SAN DIEGO, Dec, 10 —Particulars of a
remarkable duel between Mexican and
American miners in Lower California have
been brought up by Jose De Luna of Los
Angeles, one ot tbe participants. It was
nothing else than a free-for-all mc.cc,
with dynamite as the weapon of destruc
tion. One man was killed by the explo
sion of a stick of dynamite hurled by an
other, and most of tbe others are in jail
at Muleje awaiting trial for murder. De
Luna, who seems to have been an inno
cent participant in the scrimmage, was
not held.
The fight began at the silver camp at
San Juan, where a quarrel over work em
bittered two miners. Others were drawn
into the quarrel and the bad feeling broke
out in a light at Las Flores, the port of
the San Juan mines. T.;ere one or two
Mexicans fought with the Americans, and
even an Indian or two became mixed up.
It was at the beach that Luna nearly lost
his life by a dynamite cartridge.
Three Mexicans, named Mendez, Chaves
and Rodriguez, learned that De Luna,
another miner named Romero and several
Indians were coming to the coast. Tney
plotted to get one of the Indians drunk
and hire film to kill De Luna, by throwing
dynamite at him, the stick being pre
viously capped and prepared for ex
plosion.
Q When De Luna and the others arrived,
Hie programme was carried out all too
well for Romero, who was killed. An
Indian, known as Jose Juan, a Yaqui,
was made drunk, and the plotters told
him stories of how De Luna had wronged
him. This made him frenzied, and he
agreed to kill De Luna. Tne dynamite
was prepared, and the Indian started to
execute his mission. De Luna and tbe
others were on the lookout, however, and
were prepared to run.
The Indian threw -everal sticks of the
de.idly stuff at the fleeing miners, but
only one stick exploded. It struck Ro
mero's heel, and the force of tbe explo
sion was s icb as to throw him thirty feet
away and shatter every bone in his body.
The back of his head was almost entirely
blown off. De Luna made a circle, got
several of the dynamite sticks and pur
sue! the Mexicans who ha plotted acaioat
him. They promptly got out of the way,
and no lurther casua ties resulted.
The authorities at Muleje got wind of
the story, and arrested the three Mexi
cans and the Indian. De Luna was al
lowed to go, but was required to be back
at date ol the prosecution. Romero was
buried where he fell. De Luna made his
way to Santo Domingo, and there lau-h'.
a vessel for Ensenada on his way to Los
Angeles.
MILMLJC'A Till A L ILLEGAL.
foreman of th* Jury that Convicted Him
Ao/ a Citizen.
RIVERSIDE. Dec. 10. — John F. M:lner,
the slayer of J. S. Darrah, who wa- con
victed 10-day ol manslaughter, is likely
to receive another and third trial because
of a peculiar condition of affairs, which is
that George 11. Dole, foreman of the jury,
i« a citizen of the Hawaiian republic.
Dole is a brother of President Dole of the
republic, and, although he has lived here
several years, he has never taken out citi
zenship papers. Ii is understood thai
Milner's attorneys will ask for a new trial
on the ground stated.
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