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Volume lxxvi.-no. 92.
WAR IN SAMOA
£breign Cruisers in
%:■■;} ActiOll.
Shelled the rebels
. . .:
Driving Them From Their
Works.
TRIUMPH OF THE KING.
Atuan Insurgents Said to Have
.-..' . Surrendered.
TAMASSESE TAKES THE FIELD.
It Is Just Possible That This Has
Been the Cause of Further
Fighting.
Apia, Auf. 16.— The warships of Great
'Britain and Germany have at last taken
action with a view to ending tbe native
difficulty, which appeared to be intermin
able. During the past month two brushes
had taken place between the rival parties,
Nvrjlcn had resulted in eight or ten being
! killed. In °ddition to this the natives bad
•become short of food on account of not
Kinc Malietoa.
having planted or looked after the crops,
and th»y bad taken to stealing from the
foreigners on all parts of trie islands.
Tv«;.'lstemode o/ living bad produced a
gr{atdealof illnesi and many deaths, bo
. th«,t it had become absolutely desirable in
■'the interests of humanity that something
■houlc? be done to put a stop to the so
called war. With that object fn view the
diplomatic and naval officials held confer
ences, and at the urgent request of the
King it was arranged on the 9th inst. that
.an attack should be made on tbe rebel
position at Lutuanuu. A notification to
this effect was sent to the Atuan rebels and
also to the King's forces. The plan of
campaign was tbat at 9 a. M. on the lltli
llie Curacoa and Bussard should shell the
rebel stronghold and at a given signal the
loyal forces should advance and occupy it
..and then completely destroy the forts by
.- fire, after which, under cover from the
: guns of the warsbips, Malietoa's warriors
's.b-nutd advance on Saluafata.
..On the 10th inst. B. M. S. Curacoa left
•■■Apia at 2 p. m., followed closely by H. I.
•'■(?. hi. liussard, and shortly afterward
: anchored at Vailele. In the meantime
. 11. 1. G. M. falke proceeded to Solosolo
Irom that place. Before entering Vailele
'■.t boat manned by Atuans, flying a white
ißag of truce and conveying lue rebel chief
•>{uliufi, came alongside tbe Curacoa for a
._ parley, which, however, was of short
■ duration. He said thpy would vacate the
'. Tebel position if the King's men would
leave their fort lie was told that after 9
a. m. U.e next clay they would have to
;. leave whether they liked it or not.
... : Oh Friday last, the 10th, notice was sent
, to. the rebels who held Lutuanuu that they
.. were required to disperse and go to their
■'tomes; that on the following morning at 9
-^o'clock their position would be shelled.
. Tbey were also warned that if they again
.congregated with warlike intent and
'. erected fortifications, they would be shelled
.■•w.Hhout further warning. They were
..'evidently impressed with the warning, as
vtne main body cleared out during the
Bame evening, leaving a small party
: - to' set lire to the huts witbln the
"Torts. Before leavine Lutuanuu and Us
vicinity the rebel party destroyed all the
: : breadfruit trees which were growing at or
pear the dwellings of tbe royalists who re-.
Bide (when at home) at that place. At
daybreak on Saturday morning it was seen
. that the huts with the fort had been fired.
' ' Punctually at 9 o'clock the first shell was
fired and for about forty minutes the Cu
--"•racoa and Bussard pitched shells tntn and
'"around the now deserted port. The Cura
.c<a was firing from about 1400 yard dis
■ta'nce while the Bussard must have been
■ about 3000 yards from the fort. Some
; lairly good shooting was done by both
■ Vessels. After having fired about fifty
shells both vessels blew their sirens, which
'.■was the preconcerted signal for the Gov
.'.eenment troops to advance. No time was
lost by them, and almost Immediately
• about six hundred men were on the way.
"S.opie caution was observed on entering
• the outworks of the rebel fortress, but It
.'was soon apparent that no occupants re
inained. For some unexplained reason
':pof=sp ssion was not taken of the fort, and
- for. all that is known here they still remain
un6ccupied. .
■-•■The Government parly moved on to
■ wards Saluafata, and the special corre
.sriondent wade an inspection of the famous
.'stronghold of Lutuanuu, which is cer
tainly impregnable to any ordinary force.
It was seen tbat but little damage had
•'been.. done by tbe bombardment. In fact,
' it was generally computed that half a
. day's labor would restore the forr, of
course with the exception of the bouses
Inirne.d by the rebels, to Its original state.
■ Alter vessels bad completed the bom
lidrdmeut they proceeded toward Salua
.l-ata,' which piace waß the goal of the Gov
• ernrnent troops. It has since been learned
• that some advice was given »o t*« r «»~i«
The Morning Call.
which caused them to believe that there
was Dot any intention on the part of the
commanders of the warships to fire with
the purpose of injuring them, aud this
pernicious advice caused them to take up
a position near Lufilufi, and there the.
Government troops encountered them
tiDon Sunday morning. Some of the
King's party were about to remove or dc
s roy a boat when they were fired upon,
Two of their number were killed, one of
whom was decapitated, while the other
lost his ear.
A great deal of firing took place through
out Sunday, with, however, but slight in
jury on either side. It became apparent
on that night and the following day that
the position which the King's forces occu
pied was a disadvanta geous oue, they be
ing practically surrounded by the rebels,
who, being in possession of almost the
whole of the surrounding high ground,
were enabled to fire down upon their ene
mies.
About 9 o'clock on Monday the war
ships again shelled the rebel position.
Upon discontinuing; firing the Government
troops advanced and took possession of a
fort which the rebels had vacated. They
had scarcely done so before they were at
tacked from another fort, when they loot
three men and had a number wounded.
Desultory firing took place throughout
Monday, and in the evening the Curacoa
sent some more shells among the rebels
which were effective, resulting in killing
and wounding a large number. At this
stage the rebels bad apparently had suffi
cient, as they sent aboard the warship
suing for peace. Their chiefs were or
dered to come on board on Tuesday, which
they did, and made a complete submission
to Malietoa. They promised to return to
their homes, pay taxes and give up 100
rifles.
Another account of the second day's
battle and of the submission of the rebels
says:
At 8 A. m. on the ir>th the Curacoa and
Bussard left Saluafata for Lufilufii, where
the rebels nad a stronghold. They were
given notice that the ships would attack
their position tie day before, so when they
opened fire at 9 A. m. no doubt those of
Atua were well clear of the fire from the
heavy guns. The position was difficult to
discern from the sea, but a man was sent
to the Curacoa to point it out. It is not
lar from the missionary bouse of the Rev.
Mr. Came, and it was, of course, desired to
avoid doing any injury to him or bis es
tablishment. After an hour, duriug which
some well-directed shells had been placed,
the firing ceased; the warships sounded
their steam sirens as a signal for the
King's troops to advance, and the Bussard
went on to Falifa to keep a lookout in that
direction, also to seize any boats of the
reDels that might have b-en stowed away
there for safe cuslodv. Very soon heavy
rifle-firing was beard on shore and a chief
came oil to say that the rebels had got a
strong position inside an old fort close to
the beach, so the Curacoa planted a few
more shells just over this fort with the ob
ject of scaring them out of it. Unfortu
nately, one of these projectiles exploded
iv the roof of a building behind the fort,
and this, which turned out to be the mis
sion church, was soon la flames, but on
these occasions chinches, like other bttKd
iog«, have to take their chance..
During the forenoon five wounded men
of the King's party were brought alongside
the Curaeoa for treatment, all wounded
by bullets in tbe lower regions, two dan
gerously. The five and the man wounded
yesterday were removed by their friends
later in the day and conveyed by boat to
Apia. The Curacoa left Lulilufi at 3v. m.
for Saluafata. It had been reported that
a body of rebels had occupied a position
in a clearing on the rising ground at that
anchorage. From Lufilufi to Saluafata is
only a half hour outside the reef, and soon
the ship's guns were again sending shell
into the rebel territory. There were some
Atuans about, for they quickly descended
to the beach, and were received by some
wily Tuamasagas hidden bshiud a bit of a
wall, but with no apparent result. Before
the day was out tbe rebels appeared to
have had enough of it, for a letter was
sent to Captain Gibson to say that they de
sired peace, and were willing to do any
thing that was asked of them. They were
told to send off four chiefs next day to
submit to the King, an 1 both sides were
informed that hostilities had ceased.
The Bussard signaled by flashing her
searchlight to the Falke at Apia to ask the
Consuls to come to Saluafata. On the 14th
the King came on board the Curacoa in
the forenoon. A boat was sent into Lufilufi
to bring off the chiefs. The captain of
the Bussard came on board, and after a
long palaver the chiefs submitted as re
quired to Malietoa. The terms of the sub
mission will no doubt be promulgated in
due course. The Consuls did not appear
on the scene.
Tiie King expressed himself satisfied
with the submission made, and the Cura
coa left for Apia. About midnight on
Tuesday the Bussard signaled that Tama
sese and 400 Aana men had joined the
rebels, and had attacked the King's party.
The Bussard couid be heard firing through
the night. At 9 o'clock on Wednesday the
Curacoa left for the scene of action for
the purpose of again shelling the rebels.
So far as can be ascertained up to this
time the loss on the King's side has been
six killed and eia A wounded. Among the
killed is the son of the well-known chief
Suatele. Several of the wounded are likely
to die from the effects of their injuries
Tbe loss on the rebel side could not be
authentically ascertained, but it is known
to be considerable. One shell killed four
and daDgerously wounded nine others.
It had been arranged that the Falke
should destroy a fort in the neighborhood
of Solosolo. but it had apparently been de
serted, and is dow so overgrown as nut m
be distinguished from seaward. She was
sent on to Apia to protect the foreign set
tlement.
Since writing the above, news has ar
rived that the rebels have made a com
plete submission. The news requires con
firmation.
The new Consul-General, Mr. Mulligan,
has created a good impression.
Miss Ide, daughter of Chief Justice Ide,
leaves for the States to-day.
CUT THE RATES.
It Is Not Expensive Now to Go
Across the Ocean.
New Yoi:k, Aug. 30.— Tbe Hamburg-
American linfl made another cut in steer
age rates 10-day, reducing the price of a
steerage ticket to Southampton from $15
to $10. The latter rat© has prevaiied on
the American line for fceveral weeks, the
company having morn business than it
could accommodate. The American line
people say the cut of the liamburg-Ameri
can line is an advantage to them, as en
abling them to dispose ol their surplus
passengers without loss.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31, 1894.
KEPT THE PEACE.
A. R. U. Leaders Opposed
Violence.
HOWARD PUTS QUESTIONS.
Which in AH Probability Will
Not Be Answered.
MR. PULLMAN'S CONTRACT FIRST
Railroad Managers Held It in Prefer
ence to Their Agreement With
the Government.
Chicago. Aug. 30.— Contrary to expecta
tion rebuttal testimony was heard to-day
by the strike commission.
W. R. Mooney. a Northern Pacific switch
man of Blue Island, said Debs and How
ard had not advised the men to strike.
They had told the men to use their own
judgment. He was discharged for alleged
activity in the strike. Witness told of the
fight at Blue Island June 30, when 400
marshals stood by and saw their chief, Lo
gan, beaten by the crowd.
W. F. Guion, a reporter, was next called,
lie went over the incidents of the strike at
Blue Island. Fordham and Pullman. He
saw the cars burning at Burnside. He
found only three raiiroad men in the
nearest crowd, which wa* three blocks
away. The railroad men were tryinc to
disperse the crowd. One of these mpn
said the instruct ons from the A. K. U.
were to drive away all persous who might
be inclined to damage property, and if
they would not go to cause their arrest.
Debs and Howard afterward asked wit
ness if he could help the order and cause
the arrest of the men engaged in violence,
but he told them he was not a detective.
Vice-President Howard of the A. R. U.
was again called to the stand. Mr. How
ard denied that he had advised violence
and declared that he bad always coun
seled moderation- and denounced lawless
ness. His only remark of an "incendiary"
character, he said, was the advice lie had
given the men to use couplinc-pins on
A. P. A. representatives or any other
class who might endeavor to stir up
trouble in the union on a basis of differ
ence in religion. He denounced the A. P.
A. and explained how its emissaries had
frequently endeavored to foment dissen
sions in labor organizations on account of
religion.
Mr. Howard then suggested the follow
ing questions should be put to the general
managers, one of whom be supposed would
take the stand this afternoon.
Did the strikes at any time interfere
with your carrying the mails if Pullman
cars were attached to the same train?
Could yon not at all times trunsuort the
mails without interrup ioa if you had not
insissed upon attaching Pullman cars to
same train?
Was your contract with the Government
to transport mails any less binding upon
you-than your contract with the Pullman
Company, or was one contract in any sense
made dependent upon the other?
Did your company have a contract with
the Government to transport the mails? *
Was your contract dependent uyon your
ability to transport Pullman cars?
Did your contract with the Pullman
Company provide that you should not
carry the mails unless you took l'ullman
cars on the same train?
Commissioner Kernandid not know that
the commissioners would have opportunity
to put the questions, but they were al
lowed to go on record.
Howard also desired an investigation of
Pullman's reported statement that the
general managers had threatened to boy
cott him If he consented to arbitrate with
the A. R. U. He further said that the
union would show by the testimony of
Mayor Hopkins that the A. li. U. had
been more active than the general mana- ■
gers In securing the arrest of persons en
gaged in violence.
Mayor Hopkins testified at some length
regarding the attitude of the police during
the strike. Uedeclared that they had done
their duty at all times. He acknowledged
that he was in sympathy with the strikers
and agaiost Pullman, |as he had been an
employe of the road and knew what an
employe had to endure.
Upon the matter of the message fram
Debs to the General Managers' Associ
ation the Mayor said: "On July 23 Debs,
Howard and Keliher of the A. K. v!
called and presented a communication to
the railway managers, asking me to take it
over to them. They asked that all men be
taken back, not as members of the A. R.
U., but as individuals, except those who
bad committed violence during the strike.
When I got there the board had adjourned,
and I handed it to Mr. St. John. Mr. St.
John informed me that they did not de
sire to receive my communications from
that source, but would receive it in view
of the fact that the Mayor of Chicago
brought it. I say this in regard to Mr.
Ems. The papers quoted him as saying
'that if lie was the Mayor he would not
allow himself to be made a messenger
boy. 1 want to say most emphatically
that Mr. Egan never said it, and I do not
think I would have allowed him to say it."
"We understand that il has been stated
in the press that you applied to Mr. Debs
for permission to move certain things
duriug the strike," was asked.
"That is not true. I'll give you my
statement in regard to it. We have a con
tract between the city of Chicago and a
man named lirennock for removing dead
animals. Hit place of rendering them is
in Indiana some place, fie called at my
cilice one day and staled that there was a
train of dead animals down in the yards
and they were getting offensive, and he
could not get them out. 1 sent my secre
tary over to the A. R. TJ. headquarters,
and they immediately sent down a crew to
pull them out, but when they went to re
prttothe officials of the railroad they
were put on a train loaded with meat, and
they pulled that out a distance aDd fotfnd
tiiey were deceive aud abandoned the
train."
After the Mayor had explained the dead
horse episode the commission adjourned.
CATHOLICS *>ELL LIQUOR.
New York Pays No Attention to the
Ruling of Satolli.
New York, Aug. 30,— The fint excur-
Bion from -New lork ol ad exclmirely
Catholic society since Monsignor Sat< Hi,
Archbishop Corrigan and Bishop Watler
son have expressed themselves on the
l:qu-ir traffic was ron out to-day by the
united branches of the Catholic Knigbts of
America. Tiie question whether the
KDights would snll liquor was settled by a
sight of thpir baggage to-day. There was
on board everything in liquid from beer to
champagne. When one of the managers
was asked if liquor was to be sold he re
plied :
"Certainly; the bar prrvileee has been
let, and we have as much right to sell
liquor as any other excursion party. We
do not think that the letter of Monsignor
Satolli indorsing the stand taken by Bishop
Watte rsou had any reference whatever to
this diocese. We think it was confined
only to the diocese of Ohio. The news
paper comment on this matter has been
uncalled for."
LEADER OF OUTLAWS.
The Young Woman Captured by Offi
cers in Oklahoma.
Guthrie, 0. T., Aug. 30.— Deputy Mar
shals from the Osage country to-day
brought to this city and lodged in the
United Slates jail a good-looking girl
dressed in men's attire. They had arrested
her on a charge of horse-stealing. There
was something mysterious about the girl,
who refused absolutely to talk of herself,
and tiie officers began an investigation.
They found that for two yeais she has
been a leader of one of tbe most daring
bands of horsethieves in the Territory,
and has long baffled the officers, who were
on the track of a supposed man. She has
unaided made away with several score of
valuable animals. She is Mary Hopkins,
the daughter of a well-to-do Kausas
f inner and was at one time a belle in
Leaven worth society. She left her home
to become an outlaw because her parents
opposed her marriage to the man of her
choice.
WANTED THE "APACHE KID."
But the Renegade Had Been Long
Dead and Buried.
El Papo, Tex , Aug. SO.— One of the
visitois to El Paso is Cbarles Gossage of
Green River. Wyo., better known in the
West as "Pawnee Charley." He is the
scout who wrnt out last fall after tbe
"Apache Kid," who has made life a burden
to ranchers in New Mexico and Arizona
for the past six years.
"Pawnee Charley" has known the "Kid"
years and thought he could rapture him
and win the* big reward offered for his
head. Hh left ihe trail when he found
beyond question that the "Kid" had died
of disease and had been buried about
fifteen miles fr< m Nog* leu.
MACKAYE OUT OF LUCK
Left Without a Wife for the
Second Time.
Though Very Younf He Hus Had
Rather an Extensive Matri
monial Experience.
New Yokk, Aug. SO.— Arthur Loring
Markaye, » son of the lateSteele Mackaye,
theatrical manager and playwright, has
brought action in the Superior Court to
recover £50,000 damages from his former
friend. Paul L-.tzke, for tho alleged aliena
tion of the affections of his wife. Flora
Louise Mackaye. Latzke was arrested to
day on an order issued by Judge McAdam
of the Superior Court, at the instance of
Charles Batte. Bail was fixed at $2000,
which was furnished.
This is the second wife of Mackaye. who
is under 30 years of age. His first wife
was M.»ud Miller, the only dauehter of
Joaquin Miller, "The Poet of the Sierras."
Maud used to stay at the house of Steele
Mackaye while she was iv the city. One
day young Mackaye and she ran off and
were married. She bad just come from
the Convent of the Sacred Heart at Mon
treal, where she was educated. She got
the impression that young Mackaye who
was a Protestant, had been baptized.
When she learned (o tbe contrary sbe wrote
to Mousingoi Preston asking if tbe mar
riage was valid. He said it was not. This
letter caused much comment at the time.
Tbe young woman left Mackay soon
after the marriage on learning this. The
marriage occurred on February 4. 1885. On
January G, 1836, she married Louden Mc-
Cormack, an actor and theatrical manager
i.I Chicago, without a divorce from Mac
kayp. Mackaye subsequently jjot a divorce
from her in this city because of her rela
tions witb McCormaok. Mct'ormack de
serted the poet's daughter in 1889, and sbe
played in "Tbe Land of the Aiidnight Sun"
iv this city last spring.
Mackaye married Flora Louise Cutter in
1889. Ue had known Latzke a year befure.
The two men lived wiib their families in
the same bouse in this city and on Staten
Island and were considered the best of
friends. While Mrs. Mackaye was at Shir
ley, Mass., last June she wrote letters tell
ing tier husband she no longer loved him.
He. became suspicious, and going to Shir
ley last June upbraided her, and he de
clares she made a full confession of all her
relations with Latzke. Mackaye says
L'it/ke spirited his wife away about six
weeks ago and he does not know where
she 13. Mackaye has also surd his wife for
an absolute divorce.
WANTED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT.
An Ogden Man Taken Into Custody
in New York City.
New York, Aug. 30.— William L. Hel
frish. living ou West Fortieth street, was
arrested this afternoon at the office of
Charles A. Baldwin & Co.. stock-brokers,
on a telegram from the Chief of Police of
Ogden, Utah.
The dispatch stated Helfrish was
wanted in that place on three indictments
charging him with embezzlement of public
funds, while the treasurer of Ogden in
1891. He was remanded here to-day to
await extradition papers.
COWBOY KILLED.
He Came to Town for a Fight and
Got It.
Ponca. I. T.. Auc 30.-City Marshal
Nolan, this afternoon, shot and killed
Isaac W. Baker, a cowboy from the Ponca
reservation, and received a slight wound
in reiurn.
Baker bad been arrested Saturday for
carrying concealed weapons, And baring
been released came to town bent on rn
vence. Nolan and other i flier* met him
and in tbe fight which ensued Baker vrai
killed.-
DANGEROUS FOR LI
Chinese Plotters Far From
Home.
AGAINST THE DYNASTY.
They Want to Overthrow the
Reigning House.
THINK THIS IS A GOOD TIME
To Drive the Tartar Emperors From
the Throne They Have Held
So Long.
Omaha, Aug. 30.— A local paper is au
thority for tbe statement that a conven
tion of wealthy Chinese lrom different
parts of the United States was held in
Omaha last night, in which a revolutionary
society was formed for the purpose of iu
terfering in the affiirs of China and if
possible overthrowing the present dynasty
there. Tho paper urints a lengthy report
of the meeting, declaring that it had a re
porter piesent. The ritual and oath of the
society having been completed, Ning Fee
of Deuvr, Tei Ye of Kansas City. Lee
Lung of Omaha, Tee Goug of St. Pi-ul,
Woo Foo of Minneapolis, Ah Sen of Sioux
City and Ah Han of Dubuque were elected
delegates to a convention said to b* ar
ranged for Chicago next month.
MINISTER TO CHINA.
Young Denby Wants the Place and
Is Likely to Get It.
Washington, Aug. 30.— The story comes
from Evausville, lnd., that the United
States is likely to have a new Minister to
China. Colonel Charles Denby, the pres
ent representative, would be glad to come
home and enjoy his well-won ease if he
could be succeeded by his son, Charles
Denby Jr., now secretary ol the legation
at the Chinese capital.
When Colonel Denby was appointed
American Minister to China he asked that
his son be made secretary ol tbe legation
Young Denby had just graduated from
Princeton ana was about beginning the
study of law. On his arrival he began to
study Chinese, not the vernacular or every
day speech of the people, but the court
language as well. Ten years of close
study has made him one of tbe two or
three Europeans in tbe diplomatic service
who are proficient in both tongues. In
fact so well does he understand the court
language that the American legation does
not require an interpreter. He is also very
much a persona grata at the palace, as his
father Is.
When President Harrison came into
office Li Hung Chang instructed the Chi
nese Minister hern to say that ineirn.peror
would be personally gratified If Colonel
Denby could be continued as American
Minister to Peking. Of course he re
mained.
If Charles Denby can be named as his
father's successor Colonel Denby will
probably resign next June. The Indiana
delegation, so far as it has been consulted,
will not object to tbe'appointment, and as
Secretary Gresham aud Denby have been
friends from their youth and served to
gether as colonels of Indiana regiments in
tb« same division in the iato war, it is
probable that the head of the State De
partment will favor the promotion of his
old friend's sou, and especially as he
seems well fitted for the place.
In any event Charles De iby Jr. will
come home in the spring, for he is to
marry Miss Martha Orr of Evansville
when the ros*s bloom. Miss Orr made
the tour around the world with ex-Secre
tary and Mrs. John W. Foster and gave
her lover a charming surprise on her
arrival in Peking, when young Denby did
not know that she was within 8000 miles nl
the Chinese capital. When Mrs. Cleve
land was told this story she announced
herself as strongly in favor of Mr. Denby's
promotion. And so he may get the place
in Bpite of bis youth.
FIRE IN THE RIVER.
Flour Boats Destroyed by the Hun
dred at Hong-Kong.
Hong-Koxo, Aue. 30.— There has been
a disastrous fire among the vessels an
chored in tbe Canton River. Hundreds of
flour boats were consumed, and 1000 na
tives who were aboard the vessels per
ished, either through fire or being drowned.
HAWAII REJOICED.
The Recognition by the United States
Was Well Received.
Honolulu, Aug. 23. — The Mariposa ar
rived here this evening from Auckland
and brought the news of Cleveland's recog
nition of the republic in a dispatch dated
Washington, August 9. The news was re
ceived witb rejoicing by the annexation
ist?, and with a shade of doubt by the
royalists, who claim to think the dispatch
a fake. The Arowa, from Vancouver, is
due to-morrow, and if it is found that tbe
dispatch is authentic ths Government in
tends to celebrate in the evening.
The English cruiser Champion left port
yesterday after taking a formal leave of
the Government To-day, however, she
came back again, much to the surprise of
every one, as it was understood that she
nad gone for good.
No attempts at a revolution have been
made since the departure of tbe Phila
delphia, although there are many rumors
that tne royalists contemplate a coup d'etat
in the near future.
MUSIC IN THE ARMY.
Regimental Bands Will Be Able Now
to Make More Noise.
Washington, Aug. 30.— General Scho
field issued several army orders to-day, of
which tbe most pleasing to the army is
one which increases regimental bands
from sixteen to twenty pieces. Army
men say less than twenty pieces do not
make a creditable appearance.
Anotner order carries out the law ap
proved August 6 in relation to issuance of
certain articles for tbe subsistence and
quartermaster's department. It was found
by the officers of these departments that
tbe regulations directed the issuance ol
some articles from one department whieb
properly belonged to tbe other.
Another order adds to tbe regular order
a provision directing tbe commanding otli
cer of a post, before forwarding courses
for trial, to personally investigate th-m,
and his indorsement on the charges must
say that lie has made such investigation and
state whether in his opinion the charges
can be sustained. The provision allowing
prisoners five days' abatement each month
on their terms is so modified that the
abatement may be forfeited in case of
subsequent misconduct.
AT GRAY GABLES.
The President Will Remain With
His Family for Several Days.
Buzzards Bay, Mass., Aug. 30.—Presi
dent Cleveland is once more with his
family aud settled down for a short vaca
tion at Gray Gables. The lighthouse
teßder John Rogers, with the President
and party, was sighted in the bay off here
about 10 o'clock this morning, and soon
afterward she arrived at a point opposite
Gray Gables and headed in toward the
wharf. About 10:30 the President, with
Secretary Thurber and Dr. Bryant, dis
embarked and proceeded to the Presi
dent's cottage. Mr. Cleveland appeared
to bo tn excellent health.
The Rogers came to anchor ju9t off the
Gray Gables wharf, and a few minutes
later Mr. Cleveland stepped into a boat
witn the parly and was rowed ashore. As
he left the steamer the Gray Gables flic
was hauled up to the top of the flagstaff.
Mrs. Cleveland was down at the wharf to
meet the President, and the reunion was
most affectionate. The President and
Dany immediately went into the bouse,
while four marines carried in their bag
gage.
Mr. Cleveland expects to remain here for
four or six weeks, and will speud the time
in fU'ning and resting quietly. He was
much refreshed by tho trip and felt very
well.
HAD A SECRETED GUN.
Why the Sealer Wanderer Was
Seized.
She Was Sent to Victoria Under
. Orders— o| the Whaling
Fleet.
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 30.— The sealine
schooner Wanderer, CanUin Paxton, ar
rived to-day frnm Ounalaska under seizure
•>f the United States reveuue cutter Con
cord. Sbe had been seized some time ago
oo the grounds of having a secreted gun in
her possession after those in her sealing
aeparatus bad been officially sealed. After
spending several weeks in Ounalaska the
schooner was ordered home 10 report to
the Collector of Customs fey her Majesty's
ship Pheasant.
She brought from Ounalaska two desert
ers from the whaling bark California,
which was reported with 232 barrels of oil
and 1216 pounds of bone obtained from six
whales.
Thb bark Mars of San Francisso has
captur*£ seven wliales this year, and the
j schooner Kosario of the same place two
much-prized bowheads, of which only
three were caught this year, the third be
ing the property of the steamer Orcas.
The whaling fleet are all heading for
Point Barrow this month where they will
spend winter, it being now the time when
the Ice breaks up sufficiently for them to
reach the desired SDOt.
The Wanderer reports the arrival at 1
Ounalaska of the Norwegian steamer
Fearless, which was purchased in Norway
by Captain Kinna of San Francisco some
time ago. She bad made passage ou l .
frlm Norway by way of the Red Sea in a
little over five months and in vow de
signed for Herschel Island, way ud the
Mackenzie River, where she will be joined
by the bark Northern Liglif, Captain
Kinna, and will speud the next three win
i ters hunting whales.
NEW PYTHIAN OFFICERS.
The Knights Have About Closed
Their Session's Work.
Washington*. Aug. 30.— The Supreme
Lodge of Knights of Pythias elected
officers to-day to serve until the next bien
nial conclave. They are: Supreme chan
cellor, Walter B. Ritchie, Oliio; supreme
vice-chancellor, Philip T. Colzrove, Michi
gan ; supreme prelate, Albert Steinhart,
Greenville, Ala ; master exchequer, Thomas
G. Sample, Allegheny, Ph.; supreme
keeper of the records and seals, R. L. C.
White, Nashville, Term. ; supreme ruaster
nt-anij.% A. B. Gardiner, New York; su
preme inner guard, James Mouiton, New
Brunswick; supremo outer guard, John
W. Thompson; president of the board of
control. J. A. Hinzey, Chicago.
Of tbe eighty Pythian papers in the
United Slates about thirty-five are repre
sented at the encampment, and to-day they
organized a Pythian Press Association by
electing tbe following officers:
President, Fred E. Wheaton, Pythian
Advocate, Minneapolis; first vice-presi
dent, Burt W. Mahon, Pythian Voice, St.
Louts; second vice-president, W. H. St.
John, Pythian Knight, Rochester; third
vice-president, W. C. Ronald, Pythian
Herald, Seattle, Wash. ; recording secre
tary, W. D. Kennedy, Knlgbt Errant,
Chicago; corresponding secretary, B. T.
Chase, Pythian Herald, Lewiston, Me.;
treasurer. A. P. Kiddle, Sprig of Myrtle,
Minneapolis, Kani». ; executive committee
— R. B. Eldredge (chairman), Pythian Pen.
St. Paul; Will L. Seisin, Knights Jewel,
Omaha; James Kehlbeck, Pythian Re
porier. New York City; H. Cronheim.
Pyt"hian Lodge Secret, Atlanta, Ga. ; J. R.
Stevens, Knights of Pythias Magazine,
Chattanooga, Term.
borne of the visiting Knights of Pythias
brass bands have found themselves victims
of the same law that Coxey violated.
Nothing like a parade is allowed to enter
the Capitol grounds except on inaugura
tion day. or by special permission, and
bauds which have gayly approached with
drums beating and wind instruments blow
ing have been turned back.
Killed His Brother.
Holly SPKnrea, Mass.. Aug. 30.— A ter
rible tragedy occurred last evening a
btephenson Mill. David and Haywood
Howell, brothers, bad a dispute about a
horse trade involving Sls. when Haywood
drew bis revolver and shot his brother
three times, mortally wounding him.
Spread of Cholera.
Brussels, Aug. 30.— One new case of
cholera was repotted from Liege to-dar.
There was oue new case at Nnarpell. At
Tilleur, JemeDha and St. Nicholas then*
was a total to-day of twenty new cases and
six deaths.
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UP FOR HEARING.
Before the State Board of
Equalization.
SAN FRANCISCO VALUES
Are Shown to Have Depreciated
Greatly
WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS.
By Next Monday It Is Expected the
Board Will Reach a
Decision.
Sacramento. Aug. 30.— 1t is impossi
ble to state positively what the decision
of the State Board of Equalization in re
gard to San Francisco's assessment will
be, but the indications so far are not at all
favorable. In fact there seems to bft a
feeling prepense in the majority of the
board to increase the assessment fnr the
city as was done in the case of Los Angeles
on the previous day, this latter in the
face of the fact that it had voluntarily in
crensed its figures by $2,129,801.
The active fighters in favor of increasing
ths assessment are of course Chairman
Morehouse and Dick Beamer. Jahez Swan
is naturally opposed to it and Controller
Colgan will probably side wMi Swan. The
doubtful factor in the whole business is
Hebbron, who, while he voted with Swan
last year, seems to have a leaning the
other way this time. He has given no
hint of what he intends to do, and the
trend of bit questions to-day when the
San Francisco delezation a i Beared before
the board did not in any decree allay the
feeling of uncertainty which is bringing
silver hairs into what are left of the once
beautiful auburn locks of Jaber Swan.
Mayor Ellert, Auditor Brodenck, Chief
Deputy Assessor Herzer, Supervisors
J fines and Denman and Deputy Assessor
Bnggs appeared before the board this
morning primed for the fray. Herzer was
put forward as the spokesman and lost
no time in oratorical display. H« at once
read this statement of the depreciation of
values and its causes in the city of San
Francisco:
The Assessor's office herewith presents a
statement ol the city and couuty of San Fran
cisco lor the assessment years 1801.'- 03- U4.
Tue assessment on real estate and personal
property for 1892-03 was $342,643,179. for
1893-04 it was $325, 108,898, showing a reduc
tion of ?17. 534.281 as compared with 1892-03.
A careful examination of the returns mace l>y
the county Assessors of the State to the State
Board of Equalization for 1893-94 shows an
avei age reduction of 6 per cent as compared
with the total assessment of 1892-93. The n •
ducilotj for tue city and county of S»n Fran
cisco lor the same period is 5 12-100, ot 1 per
cent less than the State at large. A critical
comparison of ihe business of the principal
manufacturing. Importing and Jobbing houses
of the city shows a decline in volume of not less
than 25 per cent as compared with that of
1892-93. The cost of nearly all staple prod
ucts and manufactures is fully 25 per cent
less than 1892-93. Merchants carrying the
same volume of stock in former years were
justly entitled to a material reduction In the
assessment. This accounts for the reduced
assessment In personal propeity In the city for
th- year 1893-94.
The reduced volume of business has com
pelled all mercantile houses to reduce their
force of employes, as well as their expenses In
ail other ways. As a result of this geueial
curtailment rents in all sections of the city
have fallen fHiiy 20 per cent, and in many in
stances still grea er concessions had to ba
made to tmlp tenants.
Many manufacturers and mercantile houses
of long years' standing have retired from busi
ness, leaving desirable houses ana factories
vacant. There were In March of this year aud
are yet more desirable stores unoccupied than
for many years past. The reduction of income
derived from rents has had the effect of reduc
ing real estate values In all sections of the ciiy.
Investors in real estate form their estimate ot
values upon the rate of Interest to be derived
on their Investments, and savings banks are
paying larger dividends than can be derived
from investments in real estate values.
The following samples will snow the (ie
cline in real estate that ha* taken place within
the past two years, taking Market street as a
fairly repies^ otasive business street, wholesale
and retail, upon which to base values present
and prosi>- ctlve. A recent sale by order of the
Probate Court of a lot on the south side of
MarKrt stieet, between Fifth and Sixth,
137:6x165 feet, was made at $2500 per front
foot; $3000 a front foot was asKed for tuts
lot tv 1891 and $2750 per foot front was of
ieiea and refused.
A sale was recently made of three lots 24r
100 feet each ou the north side of Market
street, between City Hall avenue and the juue
tton of Jones and McAllister streets, with two
lots 25x100 feet each in the rear on the soutn
side of Park avenue, for $200,000. Lots In ths
same block of the same size froniing on Mar
ket street sold In 1801 at $75,000 per lot. As
tbe two lots tn the rear are worth $15,000 eacn
this sale shows a decline of $55,000.
A sale by order of the Probate Court ot tbe
Monteomery block, on tbe «outn corner o(
Montgomery and Washington streets, 122 x
137:6 feet with improvements for $121,750.
The lowest estimate placed on this property by
competent experts In 1891 was $415,000 at
which price it could have been sola turn.
At the same time a sale was made of twelve
water lots 40:10x137:6 (eet, bounded by How
aid. Fremont and Beale streets, at prices rang
ing from $17,500 for corner lots and inside lots
from S9OOO lo $12,500. In 1890 and 1891
corner lots in this section wen 1 sold from $22,«
500 to $25,000, while Inside lots brougbt from
$15,000 to $17,500 each. The northwest coi
ner of Front and Sacrameuto streets was sold
in Febiuary, 1894. for $25,500. Thirty thou
sand dollars was offered for this property In
1892. Western Addition block 952 was sold
at auction in May, 1891, at an average of $85
per front foot; Western Addition block 593
sold tn April, 1891, at $110 per front foot,
depth of lots and terms of salt- the same and
the same owners. Western Addition block 368
sold at auction In 1894 at an average of $110
per front foot, while block 369, adjoining on the
sou h, sold at an average of $137 50 per frout
foot in 1892. The Donohue property, situated
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