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VOLUME LXXXI.-NO. 144.
Crown Prince Personally;
Commands During the
EDHEM PASHA'S TROOPS ON THE
WAY TO LARISSA. I
But a New Element of Danger to Ottoman
Success Is the Threatened Joining of
the Servians With the People
of the Hellenes*
Very meager and conflicting are the reports from the Thessalian
frontier. It would seem, however, that there has been a pause in the
inarch of the Turkish forces upon Larissa.
One report is that Edhem Pasha, the commander-in-chief of the
Turkish forces in Macedonia, has returned to Elassona to secure re-en
forcements, desiring to make success certain in the attack on Larissa
by force of numbers. However, both sides are rushing forward all
their available re-enforcements, preparatory to a great battle that may
virtually decide the war.
Advices from Athens indicate that Larissa, the headquarters of
c Greek army, has not yet been invested by the Turks. The Otto
man forces penetrated as far as Mati, where there was a fierce engage
ment and brilliant resistance on the part of the Greeks. Crown Prince
Constantine was in the battle.
A new element of interest and importance has entered the conflict.
Bulgaria shows her teeth to Turkey and demands certain concessions,
which, if denied, will cause the Bulgarian army to be mobilized.
Private advices received in San Francisco last night show that not
only Bulgaria but Montenegro and Servia may join with Greece in the i
war against Turkey.
Nelson A. Miles, the commanding general of the United States
army, is going to Europe to observe the warfare between the Turks
and the Greeks. The assignment of an officer of such high rank is
considered as indicating the belief of this Government that there are
prospects of a general European war.
NEWS IS CONFLICTING.
But It Is Certain That Both Sides
Are Preparing: for a Decisive
LONDON, Eng., April 22.— There is con
flict in the news from the seat of war.
Greek accounts are almost silent regard
ing the loss of Milouna Pass and the
Turkish advance toward Larissa, but give
full and most enthusiastic news anent the
fsuccesse? at Reveni and other points.
, These successes, however, are vaguely
. and confusedly described. A series of
(reports emanating from Larissa indicate
'that the Mti and Ligaria positions are
;now mainly in dispute. It appears that
?tbe Turks, after capturing these places,
! made sorties from them, but were com
pelled to retire after obstinate fightine
,' lasting throughout Tuesday. It is likely
to be found in several instances that re-
I ports, apparently distinct, actually refer
(to the s&iii* incidents, owing to mistakes j
arising from the confusion of dates and J
tte fact that many places have two or j
Dispatches from the Turkish side are
atill strangely meager, although those
I which come confirm the previous accounts
■ot the successful invasion of Thessaly.
• The capture of some positions at Nezeros,
which ib admitted by the Greeks, is
claimed by Turkish sources to have been
a complete seizure of all positions there,
♦ neutralizing whatever advantages the I
Greeks h.iv* obtained elsewhere on the
Thessalinn frontier, as the position at
Is'ezeros is very strong.
There is no direct news from the front
later tnan midday Wednesday, when the
fighting «t Kntiri was proceeding. One
A GENERAL VIEW OF THE CITY OF SALONICA, WHICH IS THREATENED BY THF GREEK FLEET
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.
| report says fighting stopped then, neither
i Mdc having tne advantage. Kritiri is be
! tween Milouna and Turnavo. It is vir
tually csrtain that the Turks had not then
occupied the latter place, nor are very
An unconfirmed report emanating from
Salonica, the Turkish base, represents
Edhem Pasha, the Turkish commander
in-chief, as having returned to Kius.-ona
to personally supervise the bringing of re
enforcements, being determined to make
success certain by force of numbers. It
is an undoubted fact that both sides are
rushing forward all available re-enforce
ments, and it is clear the great and decis
ive battle has not yet been fought.
Demands That Turkey Make Con
cessions or She Will Mobilize
CONST AN TINOFLE, TtRKEY. April 22.
The Sultan's Ministers are more deeply
concerned in a sndden diversion made by
Bulgaria than they are in the righting go
ing on in Theasaiy. Immediately after
the actual breaking out of the war became
known Monday the Bulgarian agent in
Constantinople, Marcoff, obtained an in
terview with the Sultan and informed his
Majesty that unless warrants for five more
Bulgarian bishops in Macedonia and the
nomination of Bulgarian commercial
agents at Uskub and Monastir were
L-ranted at once, Bulgar.a would begin
mobilizing her army Saturday.
On Tuesday Marcoff repeated the state
ment, which amounted to an ultimatum
on the part of Bulgaria. The Sultan
souzht to temporize with the Bulgarian
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1897.
agen\ and the Rus
told Marcoff that the
moment for such ac
tion on the part of
Bulgaria is inoppor
tune, but Bulgaria
in a determination to
mobilize her army if
the demands are not
of Bulgaria had a cor
dial interview with
the German Emperor
in Berlin Tuesday
hail a conference with
Baron Marschall yon
Beiberstein, the Ger
man Minister of For
April 22 —A teiegram
lrom Larissa was re
ceived this morninp,
indicating that that
place has not been
invested by the
Turks. The dispatch
says the Turks made
an attack yesterday
upon the town of
the road to Tur
navo. The Greeks
opened a furious
the attacking force,
but the result of the
engagement *s not
yet known, though
a later report says
bripaae continues to
make brilliant resist
ance to the assauts
of the Turks.
l'.a.li, a leader of
the opposition in the
Greek chamber, who
is now at Larissa,
The King and Queen and Crown Prince of Italy.
Queen Margherita was in the company of her consort when the attempt was made upon his life yesterday, if
the King had fallen a victim to the assassin's dagger he would have been succeeded by his son, Victor Kmanuel, the Crown
Prince of Italy. These pictures were drawn by "tail" artists from photographs of the royal personage* taken last year,
those of the King and Crowo Prince at Florence and that of her Majesty the Queen at Milan.
telegraphed Premier Delyanuis that no
viial point was yet in jeopardy, the posi
tions secured by the Turks being only of
A Lari^a d:>- patch to-night nayn that a
charge of 3000 Turkish calvary to-day
was repulsed with ereat loss. Th«» fire
of the Greek artillery had a terrible effect.
Crown Princa Constatine was in the en
Major Anzolinas, who was held responsi
ble for the loss of Greeks at Gritzobah
through a misunderstanding of orders and
who was romoved from command, com
mitted suicide at Turnavo.
LONDON. Eno., April 22.— A dispatch
■ent from Athens tnis afternoon says the
Turks have penetrated as far as Mali,
wiiere a tierce engagement was fought this
morning. F.ring ceased at midday. The
Greeks opposing Turkish advance were
unshaken in their firmness, but the situa
tion is extremely critical. The Turks
ereatly outnumber the Greeks.
LARISSA, Greece, April 22. — Roads
leading to this ci'y are blocked by fugi
tives for miles around, who fear a general
Turkish massacre. Large numbers of late
arrivals will be compelled to camp out, as
it is impossible to find accommodations.
The great influx has caused a scarcity of
food, but a plentiful supply of meat can
be obtained by slaughtering sheep and
cattle, large numbers of which have ar
rived. Hospitals are crowded to their
utmost capacity with soldiers', and other
wounded men ar«* being brought from the
front hourly. Nurses and surgeons are
completely exhausted by the v&st amount
of work they uave been called upon to per
form, and it is impossible for them to
stand the strain much longer. An ursent
appeal lias been sent to Athens for more
surgeons and nurses.
Some of the Turkish advance parties
around Turnavo have occupied Nezeros,
the Greeks having been greatly outnum
RETREAT FROM MATI.
Greeks Reported to Have Been
Obliged to Abandon Their
LONDON. E*b., April 22.— A dispatch
from Athens to the Chronicle, dated tnis
evening, says tue Greeks have been
obliged to retreat Irom Mu;i. If the Turks
succeed in capturing
the pass, the Greeks
will be compelled to
retreat to a second
strong line at Kaz
aeiar. The dispatch
adds the plan ot Ed
hem Pasha of enter
ing Thessaly by way
of the pass of Keveni
has been abandoned
owing to the victori
ous Greek resistance.
Fighting i* also go
ing on at Eievthero
It is rumored that
King George will
start for Thesraly on
yon Uofe, commsnd
rr of the Turkish
fleet, has announced
ms intention of re
signing the com
mand if the fleet is
ordered to leave the
ing the ships are en
tirety untited for
April 23. — Major-
General Nelson A.
general of the army,
is going to Europe to
observe the opera
tions of the Turks
and Gr cks. He went
to the White House
this morning, iti com
pany with Secretary
Alger, and succeed
ed in convincing the
Pres dent ii would be
to the advantage oi
the military service
to have a competent
olficerwuh one of the
armies. Sheriilan and
McClellan had rep
resented the Gov-
eminent as military experts in European
wars and much valuable information was
General Miles will sail without delay
and make haste to join the Turkish or
(ireeK force-. The assignment ol General
Miles H-.-is considered significant as indi
cating tiie belief of this Government that
a general European war may follow the
present hostilities. When Miles was in
formed that the War Departmeut in
tended to send Captain Secriven, the
military attache at Pome, be suggested
that the detail be given an ofticer of higher
rank, and his selection ultimately fol
Graek Christians Said to Have Been
Murdered— George's Fleet Golngr
ATHENS, Greece, April 22 —It i» re
ported thai massacres of Greek Curistians
have occurred near Prevesa.
SALONICA, Turkey, April 22.— 1t is re
ported that the Grrek fleet is proceeding
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THE TARGET OF
With a Dagger an Insane
Youth Tries to Kill
BUT, AS USUAL, THE MONARCH
An Exciting Incident While on the Way to
the Racetrack, Followed by Demon
strations That Show the Popu
■ larky of the Ruler.
ROME, Italy. April 22.— While King
Humbert was driving to Campanelle
racetrack this afternoon a man who pre
tended that he wanted to present a peti
tion to the King approached the car
riage. Ab he reached the vehicle the man
drew a dagger and made a lunge at the
Kinir, but the latter warded off the blow,
and the dagger struck the cushion of the
In an instant all was confusion. The
King's escort charged upon the crowd,
which, in the excitement, closed upon the
royal carriage, while others ol the Kitig's
guard seized the man wiio had attempted
to take iiia Majesty's life and bore
The King was perfectly composed, and
proceeded on the way to Campanelle and
witnessed the races as though nothing
The King's assailant proved to be Fietro
Acciarua, aced 24, who is believed to be
insane. He is a blacksmith, and came
from Artena. He declares ha nan no con -
nection with any political party.
Tne King was repeatedly cheered upon
his arrival at the races, and vhen he re
turned to the city he was greeted with a
great popular ovation by the thousands
who thronged the streets upon learning of
the attempt to assassinate him.
As King Huraoert entered Naples No
vember 17, 1878, the year of his ascension,
a man named Giovanni Passanante ap
proached the carriage and attempted to
ussassinate him with a dagger. The King
escaped with a scratch, but Prime Minis
ter Cairoli was badly wounded, i'a^sa
nante was condemed to death, but the
King commuted the punishment to im
prisonment for life.
WEYLEh'S FALSE REPJRTS.
Unite Sending Stories of Pec fication io
Madrid His Troops Are Bilng
HAVANA, Cuba, April 22.— 1n a cable
sent yesterday by Weyier to Azcarraga,
Minister of War in Spain, he said: "I
consider the whole territory of Las V r illas
and pnrt of Puerto Principe pacitied. I re
peat the presence in Santa Clara of Gomez
and Quintin l);:iideras i 3 not nlurmuitr,
because if they don't pass the trocha soon
to the eßst they will be captured as Rivera
and tiacallas were. I urn sure Gomez
cannot maintain himself for a long time
in his present position. Ho has very few
men and no provisions. 1 have the pleas
ure of confirming my previous dispatca.
Do not need more re-enforcemeuts to
cover losses in the army."
In answer the Minister of War and
Prime Minister have congratulated Wey
ler on his success. Yesterday, however,
while all this was producing great joy
among the Spaniards here, a report came
of a hard tight at Pico Tuerto, near Sancti
Spiritus, between insurgents commanded
iV Aleman and the Spanish column of
General Luque. Liiquo reports his losses
as niteeu killed, but it is known he suf
fered a severe defeat, leaving more than
100 dead on the held. In spite of the con
gratulations from the Government to
Weyier, the dispatch from Madrid an
nounces that Canovas had decided to es
PRICE $I VJ^ eETSTS.
taolish reforms in Cuba, as "confirmation
was needed of news about peace."
A FAT JOB FOR CLAYTON.
New Monster to Mcx co Can Be Arbi
trator in the Guatemala- Kcx co
CITY OF MEXICO. Mexico. April 22.—
Upon Minister Powell Clayton's arrival
here he will be tendered the position of
arbitrator In the Guatemala-Mexico con
tention. Both Governments have ail the
data prepared and a decision can soon be
reached. Minister Clayton would receive
$50,000 in silver for his services.
XII O MKS GOUt-.O JO DEATH
And Several tipeetnt or* Wounded at m
LEON, Mexico, April 22.— At an ama
teur bulJ-fignt yesterday two ringtnen
were gored to death. One of the bulls
broke over the barricade, seriously wound
ing several spectator?. ' '
An Import •»•' ltailroad Lint.
OAXACA. Mexico, April 22.— William
Stuari, chief engineer of the proposed
Mexican Southern Railway, has arrived
with a corps of civil engineers. He wili
immediately make a survey for the road
from this city to some point on the Na
tional Tehuantepec road and thence to
Guatemala. It will be an important link
in tue pan-American system.
WHITE FULL OF FIGHT.
Retroactive Clause in the New Tariff Bill
Dropped Subsequent to His Positive.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 22.— The
Republican Senators who are revising the
tariff have decided to drop the retroactive
clause adopt dby the House. They have
been forced to take this stand on account
of the position of certain Democratic Sen
ators, particularly White of California.
White recently returned from the West
full of riebt. "A number of prominent
men residing in my State," he said,
"would be practically ruined if this clause
To Aid rich and Allison he said : ' 'Unless
you positively assure me this clause will
be withdrawn, I shall right the tariff bill
at every stage and hinder its passage as
lone as possible."
After consultation with his Republican
colleagues, Allison informed White that
they had agreed to drop the retroactive
; White also intimated that he could not
agree to the demands of the sugar trust
lor an ad valorem duly.
t VI.OUi.D tUVTB. l.t M HEIK
Taken From <Jnil by a Nob That Over
roxvrred th* Guard*-
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 22.— An
exciting lynching was held to-night in
Alexandria. Va., just across the Potomac.
Joseph McCoy, a 19-year-old colored
youth, was arrested to-night and fully
confessed to criminally assaulting the
seven and nine year old daughters of R.
A. Lacev, a prominent white resident,
this morning. A mob gathered about the
jail to-night and finally broke in, after
being temporarily repulsed by a volley,
;iimed above their heads, by the guards.
A tor midnight they made a second at
tempt, j overpowering the guard, escorted
the negro two blocks from the jail, cut hi*
throat and then swung his body to a
lamp-post, wnere the remains were left