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VOLUME LXXXIII.-NO. 18.
NO TRACE IS FOUND OF THE MISSING BOATS Searches for the Lost Men of the Cleveland Not Successful. Canadian Officials Will Not Permit Ameri i can Tugs to Rescue Vessels Stranded in British Waters—Raid of Indians Checked. ALBERNI, B. C, Dec. 17. The steamer Quadra, the Dominion Government ves sel dispatched from Victoria for the relief of the Cleveland survivors arrived on the scene this morning. The Call corre spondent on board questioned Captain Hall on the missing boats, but he has no good news to report. The c«ptain has tak°n every means in his power to find the missing members of his crew. Search parties were sent out along tne coast and to the neighboring islands, but aa yet no traces have been found of them, and no pieces oi wreckage, such as were to be expected if t c boats had been dashed upon the rocks. The captain thinks that they must have been driven out to sea by the wind and are cit er lost or pieced up by some ves-ei. The Cleveland was found lying in about ten feet of water off what is known as Lyail Point. Tiie vessel has received remarkably little damage, and is stranded in a level bottom and with the apparent exception oi a few small holes, which as yet cannot be located, is in good condi tion. The C.evt-jand did not go upon the leet which was the point of apparent dan cer when Captain Hill gave the orders to take to the boats, bit miraculously avoid ing the certain destruction which wou.d havefollowet striking on the reef drifted lurther up liarclay Sound. j It is the judgment of the party of the j Ova ra including the inspector of hulls I /end insurance adjuster- that the ship can j *""* be saved with very little damage to the 1 hull as -< on as the necessary lumber can c brought and if no further heavy weather intervenes. When Captain Hall went on board on last Snnday he found down the nold a white man, McCarthy, who lives with the Indians, and five Indians, all much under the influence of liquor. McCarthy ex plained that he was there protecting the vessel from damage and claimed salvage, but the captain promptly ordered them off, saying that lie couid take charge and protect the vessel. The marauders had taken everything movable, even to the chairs, tables and chandeliers, some of which were found in McCarthy's hou«e. The materials had been ripped open and the hair thrown about, the table dishes stolen and broken, the captain's instru ments appropriated and the teamen's and passengers' personal effects mid bedding carried away. In th*- hoi i. everything portable had been taken and casks and boxes broken open in search for whisky. Some wh'skv and oth»r liquors had been found and with it the entire Indian camp had been made drunk. On Monday there appeared on Hie vessel a man named Leach, a Justice of 'he fence of the neigh borhood, who stated that he was pure to protect the interest of hie client. McCar thy, who claimed a right to the vessel as the first man on the boat and as the pro tector of the cargo, but Captain Hall sturdily reused to allow him to take pos session. Tne Indians, however, persisted in an noying him and but for the tim-Jy assist ance of Constable Cox of Alberni further outrages might have been committed. In dian Agent Guillod a#so arrived and helped to control the savages. Tne cargo, how ever, has been almost entirely looted by the lnd ans, about 200 tons beinz carried away bodily, and not content with taking what they con d, hey wantonly destroyed what they were unable to carry. Fires broke out twice, once in the fore castle and once in the hold, but were ex tinguished before any great damage was done, although the fires could not be traced to any source. The Indians are suspected as they were overheard by some white men of the island to fay that after they were through plundering the boat they should burn it. Upon the arrival ol the Quadra, the Government officials trom Victor a instituted a strict investigation. Captain Walbran searched the Indian huts, and finding large quantities of the (-hip's cargo stored away in them, arrest ed McCarthy and several of the more prominent as the ringleader-. The offi cials and others expressed great md gna tion against the Indians, and it i* felt that an example must De made of the of fenders, as looting of vessels o olten driven ashore on this inhospitable coast is a r-gular occurrence. It is said that such < rages se<djm take place off the Amer can coast, as plunderers when they oper ate Bre much more severely dealt with. PORT TOWNSEND, Dec. 17.— The tug Wanderer returned to-night from Bar clay Sound, where the steamer Cleveland is ashore, bringing in two members of the crew who were in Captain Hall's boat, , ptain Bailey says the actual damage to •N't; Cleveland's hull has not yet been as rt'taiued. If the weather is calm for a few days, Captain Bailey thinks that she can be saved. LOOTED THE VESTA. McDonald Was Also on Hand With His Cam for Salvag-e. VICTORIA. H. C, Dec. 17.— Lghikeeper Daykin irom Carmanah was nere to-day, alter having safely delivered at Port Town sen I the crew of the wrecked schooner Vesia. Ha tells the usual story of the fit tempt by Indians to loot the Vesta, and The San Francisco Call. states that a white man named McDonald actually removed some articles from her and made a claim for salvage, as the first to board the wrecK. Collector Milne says the claim iaata»urd. It his been reported to the Collector lhat an American tug has been sent to effect salvage from the Vesta, end Mr. Milne has therefore wired orders that this is not to be permitted, as the wreck has been handed over to him as re ceiver, and in any event, being in Cana dian waters, she cannot be operated upon by a foreign wrecking yes-el. OFF THE COLUMBIA. Seven Vessels Have a Perilous T nri3 for Several Days Dur 1-8* the He. ASTORIA, Or., Dec. 17 The masters of the delayed vessels which arrived in late yesterday evening were on the streets and at the Consul's office to-day, appa rently very glad to get into port. Captain Anderson of the Linlithgowshire, 141 days from A twe p, reported bad weather when coming around the Horn, and more or lesn bad weather all the way up the Pa cific. No mishap- were met with, how ever, until arrival off the Columbia River, where h» was de ained six days by the storm. Last Saturday be lost his main topgallant mast and a number of sails. - Captain Smith of the Annesly, ninety six days from Montevideo, reported fair weather, except off Cape Horn, where very heavy storms were- encountered. Fair weather was had for tne rest of the voyage nn'il reaching the mouth oi the Columbia River, off which she had to beat about for seven days. The captain says he became so disgusted at not being able to get a pilot that he thought of going to the Sound. On arrival in port, however, he learned that the * Uo. -chooner was stormbound in tha harbor and could not get out. He said it was his opinion that harbors like this and San Francisco should have steam p.lot-schoones. In 58 south and 75 west he passed through a lot ot wreckage, which appeared to be the bul warks of a wooden ship. About 180 miles southwest of the Columbia he spoke the British ship Principality, whose captain re ported all well. Alter crossing into the river yesterday he let nis tug go so it could bring in another of the belated vessels, and the Anne-ly sailed up the harbor. Captain Mohan o. the British bark Gal gorn Castle said that he had nothing special to report on his voyage of 107 days ifnttiniied on Second Page. NEWS OF THE DAY Weather forecast for San Fran Cisco — Fair on Saturday: Iresl westerly winds. FIRST PAGE. No Trace of Lost S ilors. Japan's Attitude Unchanged. Lunatic Boiled Alive. Death End.-? a Joke. Partition of China Feared. SECOND PAGE. Kid McCoy Whip* Creedon. A Ban on Sealskins. Opposition to Page Bryan. Labor's Hand to Cuba. THIRD PAGE. Try to Justify a Lynching. Wild Scene at a Han-ring. Mr. Stead's New Book. Slupjard for Seattle. FOURTH PAGE. Congress Talks of AlcohoL Dr. O'Brien Vindicated. Grand Jury's Final Report. FIFTH PAGE. Slot Machine- Again Clicking. Two Ancient Lawsuits Ended. SIXTH PAGE. Edi orlai. Monumental Nerve. The New Era Edition. Chrstmas Shopping. Relief for Kiondiders. Where the Guilt Belongs. Personals and Queries. SEVENTH PAGE. Storm-beaten Vessels in Port. EIGHTH PAGE. Sports by F ood and Field. NINTH PAGE. Races at Inglesioe. The New Holy Cross Church. Sugar Factories for Ventura. TENTH PAGE. Commercial Intelligence. ELEVENTH PAGE. News From Across the Bay. TWELFTH PAGE. - Election Commissioners War. THIRTEENTH PAGE. Bin Marriages, Deaths. FOURTEENTH PAGE. Toil-* Tighten Round Hoff. Sheriff Johnson Disappers. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER IS, 1897. JAPAN'S POSITION NOT CHANGED Minister Hoshi Has Not Withdrawn His Protest. Not an Active Opposition to tho Annexation of Hawaii. The Asian Empire Will Maintain the Attitude it Assumed at First. *-p#clal Dispatch to The Can. NEW YORK. Dec. 17.— The Herald's Washington correspondent telegraphs: Tne dispatch finished in a New York pater this morning to the effect thai Minister Toru Hoshi yesterday presented a note to Secretary Sherman withdrawing on behalf of his Government the previous protests of Japan concerning the annexa tion of Hawaii is without foundation. Mr. Hoshi called at the State Department yes terday or the first time since his return Irom Japan, merely to formally p-v his respects to ihe Secretary of State, He re mained only a few minutes with Secre tary Sherman, and nothing was said about the withdrawal of the Japanese protests. It is officially announced, both at the State Deparment and ai the Japa nese Legation, that no note has been hied by Mr. Ho-hi since his return. A high official of the Japnese Legation said to mc tonight*. '-The relations ba tween the United States and Japan re garding the Hawaiian question are entirely unchanged. Mr. Ho-thi's instruc tions from the imperial government are not of a nature to change the policy of his negotiations with the State Depart ment. Japan will firmly maintain the attitude she has assumed, which is not one of unfriendliness to the United States nor of opposition to the annexation of Hawaii. - Figures presented to the State Depart ment in the report of Consul-General William Haywood, at Honolulu, seem to substantiate ihe declaration of th Jap anese Government that the reports that Japanese immigrants are flooding the Ha waiian islands am untrue. The total num ber of Japanese in the island*. Mr. Hay wood say--, is less than 25,000, 11,199 of whom are employed on sugar plantation*. There are (Mil Chinese employed on Ihe sugar plantation , 1002 Portuguese and 1306 Hawaiians. MOTIVES ARE MISUNDERSTOOD. So M. de Rodays Withdraws From the Figaro Until ihe Dreyfus Controversy Is Over. Copt-rlght. 1897, by James Gordon Bennett. PARIS, Dec. 18.— Ti^ Figaro publishes this morning a leading article by Ftrnald de Rodays, in which, after justifying the course which the Figaro has taken in con nection with reopening the Dreyfus case M. de Rodays announces that since his motives have been misunderstood he will withdraw from active participation in the management of the paper until this con troversy r-hall have corae to an end. Ttrad Whmtf ln, r d to Shnr". SANTA BARBARA, Dec. 17—An 80 --foot whale was ashore en the beach near Naples this morning. The leviathan was towed there by fishermen, who found it dead in the channel soma miles fiom s-horc. •:--,_ Ones Out of i >;-»/»»i . ion 7n-/'<i7. VALLEJO. Dec. 17.— The cruiser. Phila delphia will be put out of commts-i-.-:* at noon to-morrow. No order* have as yet been, received regarding repairs to be made. PRINCE HENRY OF PRUSSIA. BOILED ALIVE IN A BATHTUB Frightful Fate of a Helpless Insane Patient. * Hot Water Turned On Instead of Cold, and Fatal Burns Inflicted. Of Course the A tendant Was Dis charged for His Most Crimi nal Carelessness. t-peclal Dispatch to The Cam. BOSTON. Dec. 17.— The facts of a fright ful death have just leaked from within the falls of Meufield Insane Asylum, in Medfield, Mass. A helpless inmate, Wil liam W. Spearing, 42 years old, of this city, was boiled to death, being taken from the sea. ding water of a bathtub to die hor ribly a short time later. The per.-on who through his negligence is directly respon sible is no longer connected with the place. On the evening of November SOSpearing waa placed in a bathtub at that place for the purpose of receiving a special bath. The water was turned on as usual, it was thought, through pipes which united so as to mingle the hot and cold at even temperature. Spearing sat in the tub. and a short time later it was discovered the water was Lii ing. The man was taken from the tub horribly blistered. For twenty-four hours he suffered ami then breathed his last. Spearing's wife and friends were notilied of the death, which was due, the doctors' certificate said, to "'shock from burns." The body was buried and the full story of the affair did not come out till 10-day. Dr. French, superintendent of the Med tield Asylum, says that pr-babiy the hot water was turned on instead of both hot and cold. He says: "It was one of those accidents that are liable to occur at any time. I discharged the attendant as soon as he told his story. The attendants have their rules to go by in the matter of giving baths and these certainly were violated." . Dr. French states that the patient's physical condition was such, especially so far as (he nerves of feeling in the skin were concerned, that there was absolutely no sensation in the skin. He did not feel the heat of the water and had no idea that it was 100 hot until the attendant himseli discovered the fnct. TWO bOLD hOBBcRS i Attempt a Daylight Hold-up in the Business Center of Boston. BOSTON, Dec. 17.— A bold attempt to rob the jewelry store of W. H. Maynard «fc Co., at 16 Brattle 'quart, in the very heart of tha city, at the point of a pistol, was made at 2 o'ciock this afiernoon. The attempt was made by two men be tween 25 and 30 years old. They entered the store together, and one of them stepped up to the showcase and asked to cc some gold rings. Mr. Maynard drew a tray containing about twenty-five rings from the window. Suddenly and without an.- previous warning : the second man drew « pistol and shoved it into Mr. Mav nard's face. .-;/ ' "(Jive me your money, " he cried. Mr. Maynard threw ihe tray of • rings into the faces of the two' ro""bers and dropped behind Ihe courier. There was a pistol, loaded, lying there. A : i he dropD d down he seized the pistol and arose instantly to his leet. He aimed the phtol at the heads of, the two robbers. The act cowed the men, and they turned without a word and boiled through the door, escaping* DEATH RESULTS FROM HIS JOKE Matt Hennessy Killed on a Ranch Near Sacramento. Shot by His Employer While Pretending to Steal Chickens. Ex-Assemb'yman EbanOwen Takes a Life While Gunning for Marauders. t-pecial Dispatch to The Cam. irSACRAMENTO, Dec. 17.-Rancher , Kt.en Owen, a prominent Native Son and ex-Assemblyman, is under arrest at Franklin, seven miles from this city. for the killing of Malt Hennessy. his hired man. The homicide was the result of a practical joke, of wbich Owen was to have been the victim, and the affair is one of the most peculiar that has ever come to the attention of the officers of this county, and is deeply deplored by the ex-Assem blyman's many friend". For some time past Rancher Owen has suffered losses from the depredations of chicken thieves. He has tried in various ways to surprise and capture the culprits, but without success. So much did this annoy him that he frequently expressed to his employes his desire to get the thieves into close quarters. To-night Hennessy resolved upon a practical joke wherewith to "get the laugh" upon his employer, with whom he was on friendly terms. He caught a eh cken, put it into a sack and climbed a tree, carrying the fowl with him. Once ensconced on one of the top limbs of the I tree he caused the chicken to squawk in order to a tract the attention of Owen. The tree in which he was perched was di rectly over the henhouse, and it was evi dently Hennessy's idea, that the farmer would, believe that the cackling came | from the henhou-e and ,he would havj a fine time watching proceedings from his high coign of* vantage while Owen would I be making trips,, to the barnyard to see what was causing the commotion among his fowls. ',. '; Hennessy's plan worked far too well. Instead of rushing out to the henhouse with the idea of catching the .thief the lancher crawled on his hands and knees stealthily toward the building. When near the door he discovered that the squawking of the chicken came from the tie? and he saw perched in the branches what seemed to bo the fUurj of a man. Owen called to the fellow to come down. Receiving .no an.-twer, lie took quick aim and fired toward the figure in the tree. Without uttering a cry Henn«*s*»y dropped irom his position, bounjded from limb to limb and finally tell in a limp mass at the feet of hie employer.: He had been in stantly killed by the charge of shot. When Owen bent oVer the corpse he found that thedead man was employe. He was overcome by grief at the result of his shot, and, after having the body of Hennessy carried into his dwelling and cared for, he at once surrendered to his brother, Henry Owen, the constable In Franklin district, and is now held in the latter* custody. Sheriff Frank Johnson and Coroner Clark have left the scene of the killing. • .■.**; "■'•■ aln this city, where, ex- Assemblyman Owen is well known, the unfortunate affair is deeply regretted. Ittsstroy* « Jlvdn', Jfenutv. PARIS, Dec. 17.— famous model, Lucie Hagerland, has had her beauty de stroyed by : vitriol thrown at her by another model, named J id ice Hi, in a fit of jealousy. SHIPS ARE HURRYING TO THE FAR EAST The Cruiser Raleigh Ordered From Smyrna to the Asiatic Station. It Is Said the Administration Anticipates the Partition of China by the Powers, Led by Germany, but Secretary Long Will Not Admit This. NEW YORK. Dec. 17.— A Washington special to the Herald says: The cruiser Raleigh, now at Smyrna, under command of Rear-Admiral Selfridge, has been ordered to the Asiatic station. Instruc tions were sent by cable to-day to Rear- Admiral Sslfrid c. Secretary Long told me that the transfer was only significant in showing the purpose of the administra tion to keep a large force in that section of the globe. Among naval officers the opinion Is ad vanced that the administration is prepar ing for the general partition of China, which is now said to be under consider ation by the European powers. It was also hinted that the authorities are anxious about the safety of Americans and their interests on account of the landing of the Germans at Kaio Chau. Secretary Long told me, however, that the German matter had nothing to do with the assignment of the Raleigh. The Raleigh will have a seven thousand mile trip, and is expected to cover the distance within tnree weeks. The vessels which will be in Eastern waters on the arrival of the Raleigh will be the Olympia (flagship), the Boston, Petrel and Monocacy. The Helena will leave New York in a few days for the East via the Suez Canal, but her orders do not require her to report to the com mander-in-chief at t c Asiatic station until next summer. The Marietta and Concord also soon proceed to the East. The Marietta is now at S:ik«j, A'aska, and upon heme relieved by the Wheeling will toss the Pacific and pin Commodore Dewey's fleet. GERMANY IS SENDING ADDITIONAL TROOPS TO THE FAR EAST. The North German Lloyd Steamer Darmstadt Pressed Into Serv ice as a Transport. KIEL, Bee. 17 — Before leaving the cruiser Deutschland last evening Em peror William, standing beside his brother, FrinCe Henry, who was on the cruiser's bridge, addressed the assembled crew. He said he was convinced they wouli he ever mindful of the high honor of serving on boaid a ship bearing the name of the com mon fatherland. No , other ship, his Majesty added, bore a grander name. - Continuing, the Emperor reminded the crew that ihey represented all the German races, adding: "But always stand to gether and do honor in the vessel's name and in a crisis. I am confident that you will maintain cood discipline and prove yourselves worthy of your honorable mis sion." His Majesty then wished the crew godspeed. WILHELMSHAVEN, Dec. 17. — The Nort ■ German Lloyd steamer Darmstadt, having on board a detachment of troops for China, sailed from here to-day. She was cheered by large crowds of people. BRUNSBEITELBROOG, Dec. 17— The German cruiser Deutschland arrived here a«. 3 o'clock. Prmce-s Henry of Prussia stood at the lockgates awaiting her ar rival and waved her hand to her husband, who was on the bridge. Prince Henry landed and then re-embarked with his wife and son Waldemar, who remained on board until 5 o'clock, whan the Deutschland resumed her journey, and the Princess and her mother returned to Kiel. BERLIN, Dec. 17.— The North German Gaz tie, commenting on the departure of Pnnce Henry of Prussia for China, says: "It was a moving scene to see the two brothers on' the bridge of the German cruiser Deutschland bid ling eacn other adieu in a lingering embrace. The Era- P ror shook hands with ail the officers be fere he departed." The imperial speeches at Kiel are the subject ol much adverse comment, more especially Prince Henry's phrases as to carrying "the gospel of your Majesty's hallowed person" into China, which gieatly offends religious sentiment. The Tageblatt confesses that the phrase is beyond its "humble powers of compre hension." . '. The Vorwaerts invites Cardinal Kopp and Arcnbishop Stablewski to "solve the riddle of what this new gospel is." Replying in the Reichstag to-day to Herr Frohmes' criticism of the military bill, Privy Councillor Ittenbach said, in introducing the measure, the Government had not pretended to satisfy the social democracy. He said: ,T v iV" "Our discipline is unconditional devo tion to the Kin -, unconditional obedience to our superiors and good comradeship. So long as discipline is maintained we do not fear the realization of socialistic schemes.". . CHINA WILL CONSENT TO CIVE KIAO CHAU TO THE GERMANS Russia and France Do Not Lke the Precipitancy With Which th* Kaiser Act^d. LONDON, Dec. 17.— A special dispatch from Shanghai asserts that China will PRICE FIVE CENTS. acquiesce in Germany's retention ©f Kiao Chau. Russia and France are irritated at Germany's precipitancy, thus prematurely disclosing her plans to England and Japan in a manner likely, says the dispatcu, to defeat, the object in view. ALL UP WiTH ZaNOU. The Weeping and Murderous Barber Practically Confesses His Many Crimes. NEW YORK. Dec. 17.-Zanoli, thebar ber, suspected of at le^st seven murders, probably eight, practically confessed his crimes to-day. To Rev. G. C. Berkmeier he said : "I have lost. There is no hope for me." Rev. Dr. Berkmeier is director of the Wartburg Farm School, near Mount Ver non, where Zinoli's two children, Lottie and Charles, were placed temporarily in 1895. Mr. Berkmeier called on Zanoli 10-day in the tombs. The weeping barber wept more copiously than ever before, and then acknowledged he hail given ui> hope. He hid learned of the testimony of two physic ana w o had attended his daughter Lottie, and knew that he had beeu caught in the lie at last That lie was the one he told about Lot tie dying from an injury. The doctor's testimony showes he had died from un known caus s. The same doctor charged Zanoli with poisoning the girl. This a-" other points in evidence crowded Z*noli to the wail to-day, and when Dr. Berkmeier called at "the Tombs, tne barber broke down completely, and said it was all up with him. " CIVIL ViCE REFORM. Carl Schurz Is Once More Elected President of the League. CINCINNATI Dec. 17.— The National Civil Service Reform League to-day re elected Carl Schurz president by acclama tion. The remainder of the officers se lected are as follows: Vice-president— CharlesFrancisAdams, Boston; Henry Hitchcock, St. Lonis; Henry C. Haslea, Philadelphia; A. Mo Donough, New York; Franklin McVeagh, Chicago; J. Hall Peasants. Baltimore; Right Rev. P. U. Potter, New York; Right Rev. P. J. Ryan. P uiadelpbia. Secretary. George M. Carney, New York. Treasurer, A. S. Frissel, New York. Resolutions were adopted calling on Congress and the country generally to stand by civil service reform. FRENCH STATESMEN UNDER ARREST Found to Be Implicated in the Panama Canal Scandal. Result of the Report of the Parlia ment Committee's Rjcent Inv«stliratlons. Special Dispatch to The Call. PARIS, Dec. 17. — In consequence of the report of the Parliament committee which has been inquiring into the financial, and especially the Panama, dealing of mem bers of Parliament, M. Antide Boyer, representing the Fifth District of Mar seilles, and MM. Planteau Laisant and Gai lard, iormer members of the Chamber of Deputies, have been arrested. M. Boyer was one of the leaders of the Socialist party of Marseilles and took part in the communistic movement in IS7I. M. Henri Maret, member of the Cham ber oi Deputies, and M. Aimee de Drain Martin, lormer member, have tv-en ar rested in connection with the Panama scandal. M. Maret represents the arondissement of San Cerii. He belongs to the extreme left in the Chamber, but is above all an independent. He first came into promi nence by his lively criticism of the policy and persona of GamDetta, and in 1886 he protested in tne name of liberty against the expulsion of "the pretender" Leter. As editor-in-chief of L> Radical he combated the policy and dictatorial methods of General Boulanger. RELIEF FOR x UKOX MIXERS. Army Officers DetniUd to Attend to the Transportation. PORTLAND. Dec. 17.-Brigadier-Gen eral H. c. Merriam, commanding the Department of the Columbia, was in con sultation this afternoon with a committee of the Portland Chamber of Commerce regarding tho transportation of relief to the Yukon miners. General Merriam, in accordance with instructions from Secre tary of War Alger, will detail two officers who will prooably leave hera for Dvea on the steamer Elder, which sails on. Decem ber 23. Geneial Merriam has not yet des ignated the officers wno are to proceed to Dyea, but. will probably issue the order to-morrow. The Klondike relief commit tee nas engaged eighty five en, whose services will be offered to the War Depart ment in transporting supplies to the