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"PICTURESQUE CALIFORNIA"
•sa REVELATION op
*THE GOLDEN STATEft
VOLUME LXXV.-NO. 118.
FALL BY THE WAY.
Coxey's Men Aweary of
Their March.
RATIONS GROWING SCARCE
And There Is No Money in the
Treasury.
ONLY THE HOBOES HAVE SOAP.
Still, Unless the Leader Fails Utterly,
Some Sort of Crowd Will
Go Through.
Alliance, Ohio, March 27.— Twelve
miles of the longest free-lunch mute on
record was mapp-d out for the Coxey car
avan to-day. January weather was niso
ou the programme, bat the sympathy of
people alone the line of march ts making
it possible for the men to progress without
any particular hardship. They were
cheered on by sau«age, ham, bread and
black coffee. Soap is still among the in
visible things, and there is no 'lancer that
anybody is going to take this for a tour of
plutocrat*.
Only the "hobo" contingent is provide*!
with soap, an'l they are not particular
about using it. The health of the march
ers has been remarkably good, consider
ing their experience. Meals that are
irregular, when they are provided at all,
and sleeping on the frozen ground with a
scant covering of straw are not ordinarily
considered conducive to a man's physical
well being.
There is no physician in camp, unless
Dr. Kirtland, the nervous little Tittsburg
astrologer, with a big overcoat, is an M.
D. Louis Smith, the mysterious individ
ual who is the military head of the enter
prise, ha* a cold, attended with the husky
voice. His colurless eyes are less pene
trating than they have been heretofore.
He has trie erect and decisive bearing of a
man accustomed to command, but his sys
tem varies a little from Upton's tactics,
lie can start and halt the column, direct
them to rigin face, left and wheel, but he
cancnt direct the execution of more in
tricate movements. Not only is he un
known, but the big shaggy dog that ac
companies him is without a name. Smith
Is savage in his denunciation of tne pluto
crats and the subsidized press, and reck
ons they wili all be swept away. He is a
man of very positive temperament, and
bis hatred of those who have money is in
tense.
The fl >cks of chickens strutting around
the big red barns of this section were the
subject of remark, but no man undertook
to molest them. Army songs were ren
dered under the dlrpction of Astrologer
K!rtland's- newly organized glee club. As
a rule people viewed the caravan from
their hou>es. At Maximo about fifty men
had gathered, but owing to the small num
ber the plan of holding a meeting was
abandoned. The march is conducted at
>i the Officers of Coxey's Army.
M ft iketc.h made at itatiillcn last tretk.]
the rate of about three miles an hour. At
the end of almost every mile a halt is
called to rest the men and horses. A
score of men wa& all that witnessed the
depatture from Louisville.
Lot isvii.lk, March 27. — The army ar
rived in Alliance to-night footsore and
weary aod at once set out on a begging
exped! ion. Toes have begun to peep from
shoes that have yielded to the hard service
of the march and ibe lack of chotbes is
still severely felt Clothes and other
supplies were asked for, but little was
obtained. No dinner, and only cheese,
bread and potatoes and black coffee on the
evening bill of fare has caused much
grumbling and it may lead to open mutiny.
General Coxey w. \t to Chicago to-night,
but he will be bac-E to-morrow. He and
Browne addressed a crowd in the opera
house this evening. Browne's Dlausible
defpn«e of the crusade brought applause
and $10 J>2. Camp Anna L. D:ggs will be
established to-morrow. The army was
tendered sleepine: quarters in the IndeDen
deot church and a vacant storeroom. Out
trip invitation was refused.
"We have plenty of fresh straw," said
Marshal JB r owne.
It ujay be depended upon that no bed
of straw received his manly form. Smith
and W. H. Kiekhart have collected more
food than could be carried in their commis
sary wagon*, and the men are wondering,
in view of the scant fare at suDi>er, what
has become of it. About forty men were
mustered in this evening. Coxey's de
parture hss caused ruim.rs that the move
ment is about to collapse, but unless he is
financially ruiDed some sort of a procei
6ion will certainly reach Washington.
Tee office of historian was created to
day and it will be filled by Henry Vincent,
the Chicago reformer. Browne announced
publicly to-day that wfcen Cxey left for
Chicago he had barely money enough to
buy ni§ ticket. He left the Commonweal
treasury with a stock of supplier, but not
a cent in cash.
Massili.ov, Ohio. March 27.— The re"
ports sent out from here about J. S. Coxey
being involved financially are not true.
Mr. Coxey's attorney 6ays the statement
aDuut the foreclosure of a mortgage for
The Morning Call.
524.000 held by Colonel J. E. Pepper on
tiifl horse Acolyte is groundless and is an
injustice to him. No record of legal action
ha* been entered at Canton, and Mr.
i oxey will not have to return to tnis city
as was stated.
STEW~ARf~SORRY.
Only Harm Can Come From the
Movement.
Washington-, March 27.-Senator Stew
art says Le does not propose making any
response to Coxey's reply to his letter,
raying he is coming notwithstanding the
remonstrance.
"I regret," said the Senator, "that such
is the fact. The danger is that Coxey's
army, while it may not be large, before it
reaches Washington may become the nu
cleus of a gathering of hard characters
from the larjje cities near Washington,
who wiil be so much In the majority as to
give character to the whole "rganization.
1 fear the movement will result in much
hardship and suffering, and I think Mr.
Coxey is on the wrong road to accomplish
his purpose."
WESTERN CONTINGENT.
Hamilton's Sand of the Sort That
Keeps Out of Jail.
bAx Antonio, March 27.— General
Fry's Industrial Army is still at Fiudiay.
Capiam Hughe*, who, with a company of
rangers is guarding the railroad property
at Findlay, was withdrawn to-day by a
telegraphic order from Governor H>igg,
which Instructed the captain not to inter
fere unless either side resorted to arms.
Geueral Fry is again mysteriously missing.
All freight trains are rarefully inspected
t> see that he is not aboard.
DALLAS, Tex., March 27.— Governor
Hu<tg*a censure of the Southern Pacific
officials for bringing 700 or 800 penniless
I men from California known as Fry's
| Army, and detaining them on a wild
! prairie in Texas is greatly applauded i>y
everybody. It is spoken of as a heartless
proceeding, and f-«6 threat of th» Gover- ,
nor lo make it hot for the su- erintendont
and other officialsof the Southern PaciGc in
the evnt tne invaders bre«k the pence of
the State is strongly backed by the people.
Dekver, March 27.— "G-neral" Hamil
ton, the Denver lieutenant of Coxey's army,
gathered fifty men in Courthouse square
to-day and offered to get some G. A. &
men to act as his lieutenants. Falling in
this, he asked:
"Will my men serve ?" Receiving no
response, he started to walk off in disgust.
"Have you got any sand?" inquired a
rag-stained follower, snaking his fist in
his face.
"I have."
"Then, why don't yon call to arms."
"Because I nave been notified that If I
get my crowd inside the city linma I will
be arrested."
The doughty general tripped awny amid
the jeers and hoots of the crowd. The
proßpects of his getting his "army" in mo
tion are not very bright.
Sioux Falls, S. D., March 27.— "Chub"
Warner, an unemployed printer of this
city, is organizing a company to jotn J. S.
Coxey's army at Washington. He has
enlisted fifteen men s ■ far.
SILVER IN THE DARK.
Grovcr Is Letting the Time Slip
Away.
Still Giving No Intimation of His
Probable Action on the
Seigniorage Bill.
Washington, March 27.— Seven of the
ten days allowed by the constitution for
the consideration by the executive of a bill
have passed since the seigniorage bill was
laid before the President, and still there
has been no action on the measure. It had
been assumed in certain quarters that the
President had made up his mind yesterday
what disposition Le would make of the
bill and would to-day announce his decision
to bis Cabinet, if be did so the fact can
not be learned, and indeed two members
of the Cabinet, after the meeting to-day,
which was shorter ttian usual, stated that
they were even then ignorant of the Pres
ident's intention.
Senator Ransom and Representative
Henderson of Noith Carolina, Represen
tative Tracey of New York and Represen
tative Kilgore of Texas called at the White
House before the Cabinet met, but were
unable to see the President. The Texas
i Congressman is one of the hopeful silver
men and siill believes that the President
will sign the bill or let it become a law
without his signature. All talk of disaen-
I sion in tbe Caoinet over this bill has prac
tically ceased for it has been made appar
ent throughout the pendency of the bill at
the White 11. use that the President has
| shown the greatest consideration for the
opinions of his constituents and advixers,
and the pleasant and cordial relations that
prevail between them are absolute proof of
lack of ground for talk of the resignations
by members of the Cabinet.
Honor to Kossuth.
New Youk, ftlarch 27 —In response to
the requtist of a delegation representing
various Hungarian societies. Mayr Gilrov
to-.iav consented thai ;he Hungarian rise
should float it half-mast along w,t!j the
t».rs and stripes on April L, the aay of
b ossutii's funeral.
Ho ! Traveler, take Be«cbam's Pills with you.
SAN FRANCISCO. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1894.
ICE ON THE SEA.
Bergs in the Pathway of
Ships.
DANGERS OF THE OCEAN.
Many Steamers Are Already Long
Overdue.
NO PARTICULAR APPREHENSION.
Although Men Interested In Shipping
Have Begun to Watch With
Some Anxiety.
Xew Tokk, March 27. — The route
usually taken by the westbound stenin
sliips at this srason in nterallv blockaded
with ice, and the commanders of several
vessels which left the other side before the
bergs came drifting down on the Labra
dor current hare doubtless been surprised
io Oud themselves nipped in immense
gelds.
The reports of three steamships, the
Kansas City, the Venetia and the Geiler',
and the American clipper General Knox,
nil of whic!) have Just arrive I, show that
the procession of bergs that navig.tors iv
high latitudes may reasonably expect to
pass will be larger, perhaps, than has
ICEBERGS MKT IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC.
been seen in many years. The Gellert
passed six large bergs on Thursday. The
Kansas City was forced to bear away to
the southwest several miles to get out of
the course of big bergs which went drift
ing down into tbe track of passenger
steamships. The General Knox sailed
along tlA> «outl>eily edge of a great ice
field, in which the lookout on 'he mast
head counted tlirty-two glacial giants.
The second officer of the Venetia from
Christiansaod saw directly ahead three
miles away, at 6 o'clock on Tuesday morn
ing, a berg about 1000 feet long and more
than 100 feet high. A tierce gale from the
west hud nmd*' the ht <aniship steer wildly.
She was then heading southwest by west.
Her course was changed to southwest by
south. She yawed a pool deal and was
UDable to hold her course, being driven to
the northward. She thus passed closer to
the iceberg than Captain Yon Basserwitz
thought wa* judicious. He says tuxt it
was less than half a mile away when the
ship was abeam of it. On the night before
the outlines of a berg were faintly seen
about a mile to the m rth, and it la prob
able that several vessels of the belated
fleet of pa*sengfr carriers and freighters
have got into trouble because of the ice.
The State of Georgia, a tramp, out
twenty-three days from Aberdeen, arrived
Mils morning. r l he steamships Sorrento,
the Island and the Es*el ought to have
been here several days a&n. The Sorrento
is a freighter of the Wii-on line, to which
the Apollo, which has not l>*en heard from
siuce she sailed hence on February 20, also
belonged. The Sorrento left Antwerp on
March 4 and is thus t wen ly- three days
out. The Essel of the llfiniiiurg-Americati
line, with thirty-six steerage passengers
and a cargo, sailed from llamlurg on
March 5. She usually makes the voynge
in about ten days. The Inlands of the
Tlnngvalla line brings a cargo only.
She had steerage passengers when
she sailed on the 24th of January from
Christiansand, having touched pre
viously at Copenhagen and Mettin.
Bat she ran into a screeching northwester
just after rounding (Scotland from the
North Sea and *be was compelled to put
into Lamlasb, Scotland. Her decks were
t>wet>t frequently by heavy seas, which
carried one of her sailors overboard and
knocked her saloon -house into tinder.
She was so badly damaged that it took the
Clydes several nights more than a month
to repair her. Her pa«sengers were trans
ferred to the Furne»sla and arrived here
several weeks ago. The Island sailed from
Greenock on March 10, and is therefore
seventeen days out. As Greenock is nearer
to New York than Christiansand and the
usual winter voyage from tbe islands is
fifteen days, she is about eight days be
hind time.
COLD ON SHORE.
Great Damage to Crops by the Un
seasonable Weather.
Washington. March 27.— The Weather
Bureau, m it-t weekly snow chart, issued
to-day, says: North Dakota and North
west Minnesota are covered with uearly a
foot of snow, and over port ons of Upper
Michigan there is more than a foot and a
half of snow reported. While the south
ern limit of urea covered extends south
ward into Ohio and Western Pennsylva
nia, there is but little sunw on the ground
east of Lower Michigan, the greatest depth
over the region named being three inches
at Pitt«burg. The last decade of March,
1894. has been characterized by the most
remarkable temperature, extremes occur
ring that have never been recorded since
the establishment of tbe Weather Bureau.
Chicaoo, March 27.— The Herald 6ays:
It is feared that the recent cold snap fol
lowing a season of warm weather greatly
damaged me winter wheat crop, but it is
too soon to give even an approximate
estimate of the injury. Kven those in tbe
best position to judge differ in their opinions
and are disposed to await later aud more
definite advices.
Ti e crop is thought to have been dam
aged in Western Kansas and Oklahoma,
though a ray of hope is found in the fact
that the ground was dry. Central and
Eastern Kansas is reported to have escaped
without serious loss.
Opiuior.fi on the Minnesota cron are con
tradictory, but it is likely to suffer it th*
cold weather is followed by a sudien thaw,
borne of the farmers think that in the
absence of alternate freezing and thawing
the wheat has escaped damage. It is
thought the crop was not far enough ad
vanced to be injured.
In Eastern Indiana and Central Ohio
wheat is believed to hare suffered severely,
but farther north ana west the recent
snowfall has protected the growing plant.
It is feared that Indiana wheat has suffered
considerably; out if the cold has not
reached the roots, as it is hoped, the dam
age may not be as serious as feared.
A report from {Sparta, 111., says the crop
Is badly damaged, and In one locality to
the extent of 50 per cent.
It is i nought Michigan has escaped with
out serious injury.
North and Sou b Dakota are not In the
winier wheat belt In 'he. latter the melt
ing snow will benefit spring wheat. Id
the former planting is backward and the
acrenge of spring wheat will be one-third
less than last year.
Madison. Ind.. March 27.— Peaches In
Southern Indiana were entirely vi led be
fore the lust cold spell. It killed cherries
apple*, blackberries and early vegetables.
Omaha, March 27— A special to the Be*
from Douglas*, Wyo., says: The first
tram in since the big ions reached here
to-day. Es'imates ba*ed on reports from
Caspar and surrounding country show
that the loss of range sheep will be close
to 12 percent. There was n<> t< tal los* of
droves. The loss of ranee cattle is grea'.
Range rider.* report hundreds of dead
animals scattered over tne snow-core red
surface.
GEARY AND GRESHAM.
Why the Californian Has
Changed Front.
He Cannot Be Governor and So
Would Like to Have Some
thing Else.
Washington. March 27.— The more the
proposed new Chinese treaty is studied the
more objectionable does it seem to Repub
lican members of the California delega
tion. R. preservatives Loud. Hilborn and
Bowers say they are not able to under
stand why Mr. Geary should favor the
treaty, as be knows, or should know, tbe
ways of the Chinese as well as any Cali
fornian.
The opinion bus been expressed that Mr.
Geary, realiz ng that California will go Re
publican at the coming fail election,
thereby making his nomination for Gov
ernor undesirable, and believing that he
cou d not be returned to Coneress from tbe
s.nta Rosa district, has become a full
fledged cuckoo in the hope of being re
warded with snrwething nice by Mr.
Gresharo, or else that Mr. Geary favors the
treaty because it preserves in force the
operations of the act that bears his name.
It is a question in the minds of some of
tbe California member*, however, whether
the adoption of the proposed new treaty
would not conflict with or be directly an
tagonistic to tbe provisions of the Geary
act. Tbe treaty excepts certain Chinese
mat the Geary act does not Tbe Supreme
Court might be called upon to decide
whether a treaty can abrogate or in any
way modify the effect of a law of Con
gress. Ti e court has held that a Federal
act passed subsequent to a treaty is iu
perior to the treaty itself, but whether a
treaty can interfere with tbe provisions of
a law already in operation is another ques
tion.
The Republican Congressmen point out
many ways In which Chinese could evade
the law under the provisions of the new
treaty.
The country could be filed with Chinese
looking for their fa hers, and those who
claimed having debtors to the extent of
S10O0; Chinese coming to gratify their
"curiosity" ana those who came over to
"study." The Republican Congressmen
admit that the treaty does not nullify the
Geary act, yet It so changes il as to render
it ineffectual. Magulre, Geary and Caml
nettl think not. This seems to be a party
question, the cnckons commending the
treaty and the Republicans opposing it.
The general opinion is that it will be
adopted.
RAILROAD LANDS.
The Government to Defend the
Titles of Actual Settlers.
Washington, March 27.— The House
Judiciary Committee to-day adopted a
resolution instructing the Attorney-Gen
eral to defend a suit brought by the South
ern Pacific Kailroad to dispossess a settler
in California of his land. The land was
originally part of the grant nf the railroad
company, but was forfeited and subse
quently patented to the settler. There are
a number nf cases which will be affected
by the court's decision, and the present
one will be regarded as a test case.
WANTS ITS OWN.
Hobson Speaks for the
Gulf Road.
JUDGE THURSTON NETTLED.
Will Prove His Case When the
Time Comes.
ONE POINT SETTLED ANYWAY.
The Union Pacific Will Have No More
Trouble With Its Telegraph
Operators.
Omaha. March 27.— There was consid
erable w rtntb and some friction in the
proceeding before Judge Caldwell to-day
id the case of the Denver and Gulf re
ceivers lit d. Attorneys Thurston and Hob
sou indulged in several little passages un
til finally Judge Caldwell suggested to
Mr. Uobsou. who was speaking, that he
confine himself to matters of record and
cease the discussion of extraneous topic-.
The courtroom was crowded when
Henry W. Hobson, representing Frank
Trumbull, receiver of the Union pHcifiY
and Gulf road, began his address. At the
very outset he took issue with the position
taken by Judge Thurston in his address of
yesterday, when it was claimed that the
Denver and Gulf had not be^u absorbed by
■he Un on Pacific. Mr. Hobson contended
that since the Ist day of April, 1890, the
Denver and Gulf had been entirely ab
sorbed by tin Union Pacific. He stud the
records end reports of the Union Pacific
would show this. Mr. Trumbull repre
sented no faction, but came before the
court more as a representative of the
Union Pacific than the receivers them
selves.
Tbls imputation of a sinister motive on
the part of the receivers was promptly
challenged by Mr. Thurston and a rather
hot exchange occurred between the attor
neys. Hardly had this passed when Mr.
Hohsnn took hd Judge Duudy's order
directing the Union Pacific receivers to
cease operating the Julesburg cutoff, tbu*
depriving the Denver aid Guifof its direct
outlet.
Again Mr. Thurston came in defending
Judge Dundy's acti n in the matter, but
Mr. Uobson pursued his argument, telling
the story of the consolidation He said:
"As to the hocus pocus referred to yester
day by Mr. Tnurstou. and the Jark ineaus
which he intin.ati d had been at the botton
of the constructive mileage feature?, and
the bonuses, if there was anyliocus p^cu*
it was between President S. 11. H. Ciark
of the Union Pacific and the Denver arm
Gulf."
Judge Tburston said Frank Trumbull
had opened au officp in Xew Y.rk a.d had
bis solicitors at work mere, as well as In
Denver, scalping all the business be could
get and giving it to the Gulf road.
"We ileny that in loto," Mr. Hnbson
said. "You made that charge in Denver
and was called down because you could
not substantiate tht> charge."
"lean now," redied Tburston, warmly.
"1 huve verified my statements, and if you
will bring In your payrolls I will snow you
what you are doing."
Mr. Hobson maintained that the Union
Pacific should pay the interest on the Gulf
Di'ods from October 13 to December 18.
"We ao not claim tiiat it should be on a
constructive mileage ol 3 to I, but on a fair
basis of division," said Mr. Hobson.
Judge Sanborn asked Mr. Hobson
whether he contended that these claims
were binding on the receivers on the
ground that they were fair and equitable.
Mr. riobson then asked the court to look
at all the equity of the case in deciding the
case itself. Tt>e court might decree that n
bird should siug, but that wou.d not make
a bird sing. Tue underlying and consoli
dated bonds of the Gulf company amount
to $22,426,000 all told, of which Hie Union
Pacific owns $13,028,000, the public owning
tbo balance. Tnese bonds were pledged,
together with a largo number of other secu
rities, to secure tbe payment of collateral
trust notes, amounting to about 329.000,000,
which had been issued by the Union Pa
cific. The par value of the securities so
pledged exceeded $110,000,000, and prior to
tbe i auic of 1893 >he actual market value
of the securities exceeded $55,000,000, and
consequently the Union Pacitic had a very
large equity in the-e securities and was
bound for tbe indebtedness whether the
securities were worth the amount thereof
or not.
Id 1893 tbe Gulf rond earned above its
expenses and taxes enough to pay all its
interest charges on bonds other than
those owned by the Union Pacific In
1893, dPbpite the disastrous times, despite
tbe fact that the Union Pacific had to use
the line as a breakwater against competi
tion, the Gulf's earnings were over $450,
--000 net. Ue made the allegation that tbe
Union Pacific had charged up to tbe Gulf
company $15,000 for taxes per month,
whim be stated the receivers bad refused
to pay back to the Gulf company, in con
sequence of which tbe Gulf company is
iv default for tbe taxes for 1893.
To show that it was the intention of the
Union Pacific receivers to carry out the
terms of the contract of April 1, 1891,
relative to the Gulf Cora pa- y, Mr. liobson
read an affidavit from Mr. S. H. H. Clark,
wherein he stated that if he shou d be per
mitted to continue as receiver, he would
insist upon the specific performance of the
terms of the contract with the Gulf Com
pany. This affidavit was made on Oc
tober 23, 1893, ten days arter the Union
Pacific road bad passed Into the bands of
the receivers.
It being after 5 o'clock, Mr. Hnbson
asked permission of the court to conclude
liis argument in the morning, and court
adjourned unt 1 10 o'c'ock to-morrow, j
The wage schedule case will not come
up before Thursday. The employes thi>
afternoon filed an answer moving to se;
aside the orders oi Judge Dumty in which
ihe statements made by the receivers in
relation to the wage schedule were denied.
The document is signed by the chairmen of
the engineers, firemen, conductor*, teleg
rapher*, trainmen, switchmen and Knights
of Labor and the attorneys. They also
deny any Intention of striking.
This afternoon the telegraphers reached
a full agreement with the receivers and
ended their lone session with .Receiver
Clark, General Manager Dickinson and
Superintendent Korty, having se tied the
wage question to the satisfaction of all
concerned. The rules and regulations
governing wages and employment had
been settled yesterday and to-day's work
was over the general wnga schedule, The
ngreement and contract will go to the court
for confirmation to-morrow. That is all
that remains. There is no appeal to the
court by telegraphers or by the receivers
in the affair of the telegraphers.
Until the agreement is filed in court
nothing can be ascertained as to the details
of it, but it is reasonable to suppose that,
in view of the fact that the ci moany con
ceded all the men asked in the w. y of
rules and overtime pay lor ex;ra calls, the
mpn have, therefore, made some conces
sions in the matter of wages. In fact,
parly in the conference, when they were
going ovnr the matter station by station
with Mr. X- rty, the men made several con
cessions in the matter of salary at specific
poinis. It is likely, however, that the con
cessions made in the matter of wages are
more in Hie line of correcting inequalities
and reduction where conditions have
changed since the salary was first fixed
upon (he present schedule than in the
nature of a general reduction.
BOATNER'S SPECIAL COMMITTEE
Heartily in Favor of Going After
the Pacific Roads.
Washington, March 27.—Representa
t ye Bnatner is satisfied tlixt the Judiciary
Committee will retain control of the Union
Pacinc, and he is acting on that theory.
To-diiv he moved in toe Judiciary Com
mittee thiit acommifee of liv be appoimed
by Chairman Culberson to investigate the
■ harges made agaioat tlie Union Pacific.
The resolution brought nut an auimated
discussion from members of the commit
tee, from which it was apparent that ener
getic action against the Pac fie roads was
.■xpecied and desired. Id view of Repre
sentative Kellly's pumose to get the sub
ject referred to the Pacific Roads Cotnmit
tee Bi atner's proposition for a special
committee of five went over uutil Friday.
At that time it is probable that the special
committee will be appointed, with Boatner
as chairman. He is so heartily in favor of
ihe aggressive action against the default
ing roads that the Boatner committee
promises to be one of the most prominent
iv the House.
TURNING VERY UGLY.
Prendergast Hakes an Assault
Upon His Guard.
Using a Broomstick in an Effort
to Jab Out Johnson's
Eyes.
CHICAGO, March 27.— With little pros-
Dects ot securing v heaving the investiga
tion into the sanity of Prendergast, Mayor
Harrison's assassin, was called before
Judge Chetlain again this morning. The
Stale made an application as soon as cour;
■ poned that the case be continued ten days
and the court finally set the hearing for
April 5, al '2 o'clock. It wa9 publicly con
ceded by th' State that the ooun could
further extend the execution of the death
sentence.
Pr^ndergast attempted to punch the
eves out of Charles Johnson, his "death
watch," late this evening. He used a
broomstick and struck Johnson in the
face twice as the latter sat In front of the
cell, barely missing Johnson's left ey-.
Jailer Morris ordeied Prendergast removed
to the dungeon, hs «>on as the affair
was reported to him. Prendergast refused
to leave the cell fora couple of hours. The
trouble which aroused the prisoner was
caused by Johnson compelling him to sit
down when he was attempting to make a
speech in court. Prendergast was wrath
ful and broke loose when Johnson bad
left the courtroom.
"It's a grod thine for you that we were
in the courtroom that day when you took
hold of me," he cried.
"Yes, I expect so," replied Johnson
good naturedly.
"1 know my constitutional rights." In
sisted the assassin, growing excited, "and
I demand them."
"Well, you're getting them, are you not?"
queried the guard. «
"There's a tot of you fellows around
here who would be glad to see me get the
worst of it. You're one of them, too," and
it was at this point tnat Prendnrgast se z d
a broom in his cell and pushing the handle
through the bars jaobed Johnson twice in
the face with all the strength at his com
mand. Thp euard wa» t.ik^n wholly by
surprise. Four hours in the dungeon
Quieted the assassin, but he was Tery sul
len when he returned to his cell.
CHARGES AGAINST LYMAN.
Held Responsible for the Loss of the
Kearsarge.
Washington, March 27.— The order for
a court-oiaitial in the cas« of Lieutenant
Charles D. Lyman of the Kearsarge is
based upon two charges. The first is
neglect of duty, and the specifications are
that the lieutenant failed to take an obser
vation for longitude on the day of the
wreck and that he neglected to obtain the
local deviation of the compass of the ves
sel on the first and second days of January
last. The second charge is culpable in
efficiency In the performance of duty, and
the specification is that Lyman, as naviga
tor, knowing that at sunset the vessel had
nearly run her estimated distance from
ihe 4 o'clock p. m. meridian position platted
by him to the position of Roncador Bank,
and knowing the difficulty of sighting the
bank from a snfe distance after darkness
uuder existing circumstances, failed to ad
vise his commanding: officer as it was
clearly his duty to do, to lay a safe course
to the northward before continuing on a
westerly course, in consequence of which
the Kearsarge was run aground.
Secretary Herbert has received a dis
patch from the officer of the wrecking ves
sel which departed from Boston to s«ve
the hull of the Kearsarge. which stranded
on Roncador Keef stating that the Kear
sarge bad been burned and was a total
wreck.
Brooklyn, March 27.— 1n the court- <■
martial to-day Commander Heyerman tes- j
tlfied in his own behalf. H's counsel j
asked him If he had any reason to suppose j
on February 2 that all the positions of the ;
vessels reported by the navigator were not
the result of his own observations, and be |
answered, "N", sir."
Captam J.W. Adair tonk the stand after
the lecess. lie had sailed to the eaat- j
ward of Uoncador and had personal expe
rience with the currents which were la be !
met there. "1 learned that they cou'd j
never be depended upon, and only lonii
experience can teach a man to sail there
with any degree of safety."
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HAWAII OR THE FUR SEALS.
Full Instructions Given to the
Officer.
ALL IS QUIET ON THE ISLANDS.
While England Shows a Disposition
Not to Live Up to Her
Agreement.
Washington-, March 27.— A leading
inen.bt-r <>f the Senate Committee ou For
eiEn Relations, who is also a personal
friend of Reat-Admiral Walker, discussing
the mission ol the dmiral to the Paein>,
said to-day that while he had no reason
to speak authoritatively for the admiral or
ttie State Department, he believed his
illusion had far more to do with the
Bering Sea question than with Hawaii.
"Affairs at Honolulu," lie said, "are
quiet at present, and I do not think there
is any prospect of disturbance. The
Bering Sea question is by no means in a
-atisfactory condition. England is ap
parently not taking steps to put into exe
cution the regulations lor the control of
the seal fisheries and it l-egius to look as
if that country was preparing to evade the
spirit of the international agreement, and
would use Canada for that purpose. I
have said to Admiral Walker tliat if I
occupied his position as commander of the
Pacific squadron I should see that Eng
land had no excuse for misunderstanding
tn* position of the United States.
"Of course he has his instructions and
will be governed by them, and he does not
take me into his confidence, bat my
knowledge of his character leads me to
believe that he will go as far as he con
sist-ntly can in the direction I have indi
cated. lam confident tiiat he fully appre
ciates the situation, and that there will be
no trfliug on his part."
Admiral Walker har? finally received bis
Instructions ;ind now expects to leave
Washington for San Francisco to-morrow
afternoon. The naval regulations pro
hibit auy public discussion ot such orders
by the recipient, and Secretary Herbeit
declines to talk. All that U known la that
the admiral will go direct to Honolulu by
the steamer of April 5 unless conting tncy
arises before that date. At Honolulu Ad
miral Walker will be in command of all
the United States forces in the E istern
I'aciri •, n:id if it should be necessary for
him to take personal command of the ves
sels which will p.itrol the seal waters, he
probably could reach the scene of oi.ero
sions witnin two tvetks after notice. Both
parties to the Bering Sea arbnration are ot
the opinion that the few matters remain
ing to be adjusted can be disposed of
within the next week, and if thin be the
case Admiral Walker probably will be
able, before the day set for his sailing, to
get an accurate underst ndine of what is
necessary to be done by American naval
forces in the seal waters. If the condi
tions seem to warrant such a course, it
will be possible to change the admiral's
order and send him north to Bering Sea
instead of to Hawaii.
A cablegram from the British Foreign
Office is anxiously awaited by the State
Department giving the assent of her
Majesty's Government to the re-esablish
meet of the modus Vivendi governing
Bering Sea matters. The cablegram was
looked for up to midnight last nigi.t, and
the failure to receive it can be accounted
for only on the supposition thatthe English
Easter holidays cover Monday, which is a
bant and Government holiday.
The cablegram is regarded as most Im
portant, nol only as determining the rulea
for the sealing season about to open, but
as showing Great Britain's willingness to
carry out the spirit of the ruling of the
court of arbitration. It has become evi
dent that the arbitration court's decree
could not be enacted into law by Congress
and by Parliament in time to control the
sealing season opening about thirty days
hence, and the State Department has felt
it to be imperative thnt a temporary ar
rKngement be made with Great Biitain.
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