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ish acceptance of the President's terms.
Spain knew, and the United States knew,
that Cuba could be wrested from the
Spanish army only after the severest kind
of fighting. The command of sea gained
\u25a0 by the United States brought Spain to
terms, not the defeat of the Spanish
troops in Santiago, though the latter
j^ ALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET,
gY* N. W., WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.—
jgl "There .were many transactions in
\u25a0L^V Mr. Alger's administration of the
War Department as rotten as beef
: pulp' in the can. I don't care to
say anything on the subject now.
Whether I shall deem it necessary to
Special Dispatch, to The Call.
Commander of the Army Not Disturbed by
Former Secretary's Assault, but Admiral
Sampson's Friends Hasten to Make Reply
GENERAL MILES' SEVERE
COMMENT ON CONDUCT
OF ALGER ADMINISTRATION
/ /eS8eg»g/HE capacity of the auditorium
/I' of- the Young Men's Christian
• m, \ Association building was test-
\ ed to . its utmost , " yesterday
\u25a0• afternoon, the occasion - being
the appearance of Bishop Pot
> . ; . ter of New York, who. deliv
ered an address to young men. -It was
understood that the address was for men
only, but through some misunderstanding
the announcement' was published thai the
gallery .would be reserved for ladles. Tha
result was a crush in that section. "and It
was necessary after 3 o'clock to close the
doors against the incoming multitude.
The song service was in progress when
Bishop Potter, was escorted .to the plat
form by Secretary H. J. McCoy and- Rolia
V. Watt. Accompanying. them were Rev.
William Rader, Rev; Dr. Mackenzie, Irv
ing M. Scott, H.-E.' Highton, Ex-Judge
Sawyer \ and \u25a0 others, j The appearance on
the platform of J. Pierpont Morgan "and
William H:;Crocker'sodn:after the others
attracted attention.!-- \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0
;. Alter a scriDtural . reading 1 - by • the • Rev.
"Continued on Page 'Five.,
DUBLIN, Oct. 6.— The Freeman's Jour
nal asserts that King Edward and Queen
Alexandra will arrive in Dublin to at
tend the next Punchestown races, and will
remain a fortnight In Ireland, visiting
Lord Londonderry and the Duke of Aber
corn, and going to the city of Belfast.
Their Majesties, however, will not go into
the south of Ireland.
Expected to Arrive in Dublin in Time
to Attend the Punchestown
Races.
KING EDWARD WILL SPEND
A FORTNIGHT IN IRELAND
Dr. White, followed by prayer by the Rev.
.Dr. Rader, Mr. •-' Watt introduced Bishop
Potter in a brief address. The Bishop be
gan his , address with a. reference "to his
trip around the world 'two years ago. : : .On
his journey he visited - this city and was
the guest of William H. Crocker. , He
then resumed:' .:'
"Coming from the effete East, as I did,
I was naturally regarded as a tenderfoot,
and was given considerable advice In coh-
Senator Platt Dines With President.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.— Senator Platt
of New .York was a guest at dinner' with
President < and Mrs. Roosevelt , to-night.
The Senator remained at the White House
until ' after J o'clock, when he returned to
his hotel, j Concerning his 'conference with
the President he declared he had nothing
to say, but perhaps would, have something
to give but to-morrow.
Heavy ( Gale Rages Over England.
. LONDON, Oct. 7.— A furious gale raged
yesterday over Great" Britain, the Chan
nel, : . the North Sea and. Belgium. Several
fatalities on land are reported as the re
sult of falling trees. Slight casualties at
sea are also" reported. There was a wat
erspout'near Calais. Telegraphic and tel
ephonic communication was generally In
terrupted.,., .,-,. {.'.,.,. '.!':..'.-.. __
Distinguished DiviQe Delivers a Thoughtful flddress
to Youog Men. aod Women at Auditorium.
BISHOP POTTER EMlPHflSIZES
NEED OF CHRISTIAN EXAMPLE
BISHOP H. C. POTTER ADDRESSING AN AUDIENCE AT THE Y.M.C. A
drove Cervera's fleet out of the harbor."
Samrjson's Friends Disturbed.
Rear ' Admiral Sampson's friends are
more disturbed over General Alger'a re
flections than either the President or Gen
eral Miles. Rear Admiral Sampson him
self could not be seen, but an officer of
service, who is familiar with the reasons
for the various maneuvers which Samp
son executed, said to-night:
• "The task. before-. Rear Admiral Sampson
was to prevent the escape of the Spanish
squadron. v The vessels comprising that
squadron were rated as armored cruisers
of high speed, and, had they left Santiago,
coaled, and provisioned, they could have
steamed along. the American. coast, caus
ing the wildest alarm,- and. perhaps, some
damage. The decision of the admiral that
a vessel-should be sunk in the channel of
the. harbor at Santiago- was concurred In
by the Naval Board and was considered
good tactics by the Navy Department and
approved by the President. The admiral
sent .the collier Sterling, to join Schley.
giving. the latter instructions to sink the
collier across the channel.
" 'The Importance of absolutely prevent
ing the escape of the Spanish squadron,'
Admiral Sampson said at the time, 'la so
paramount that the promptest and most
efficient use of every means is demand
ed.' " • .-
FREDDIE GEBHARDT SUES
\u25a0 HIS WIFE FOB DIVORCE
It Is Rumored That He Intends Mar
rying Ethel Barrymore if He Se
cures a Decree.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., Oct. 6.-Fredd!e
Gebhardt of New York, who took up his
residence in Sioux Falls last April, has
filed In the Circuit Court here a suit for
an absolute divorce on the ground of de
sertion.-The defendant before marriage
was Miss Louise Morris of Baltimore. It
is rumored that' Gebhardt . will marry
Ethel Barrymore.
Clergyman Shoots in Self-Defense.
; CARBONDALE, 111., Oct. 6.-The Coro
ner's jury summoned to Inquire into the
killing of John C. Brown on the streets
of this city yesterday rendered a verdict
late last night, exonerating Rev. Joseph
McCamish, who shot him. Brown, Jealous
of the preacher, attacked him with a
knife on the public square, but McCamish,
who had been told that Brown had threat
ened to kill him, was armed and shot his
assailant. v'.'i •*
Protest Against the Persecution.
SOFIA, Oct. 6.— The Macedonia Revolu
tionary Committee held a meeting yes
terday to protest against the persecution
of' Bulgarians. Three thousand persona
were present. A resolution was intro
duced calling on the , Bulgarian represen
tative to intercede at Constantinople for
the protection of Bulgarians and demand-
Ing that the great powers enforce treaty
rights
ported that 130 deaths from starvation oc
curred at Capiz alone during August.
Scores died at other towns. Relief is be
ing sent from Luzon and other islands.
Arrangements are being made for a sys
tem of interisland transports whlch v wlll
provide communication between Manila
and all prominent Islands -monthly. One
object is to prevent and relieve disasters
of this kind. To prevent the spread of
plague Manila has Inaugurated a war
against rats, paying two and a half cents
per rodent delivered to the Board of
Health.
- The Emperor of Korea has given a ban
quet to 10,000 aristocrats in commemora
tion of attaining his fiftieth year. There
were demonstrations and illuminations
throughout Seoul. Japanese papers state
that the Russians and French in Seoul
tried unsuccessfully to have the Emper
or's mistress raised to the rank of Em
press on this occasion.
MURDEROUS ATTACKS MADE
UPON WOMEN AND GIRLS
Several Victims of the Unknown As
sailants Are Now at the Point
of. Death.
PUEBLO, Colo., Oct. 6.— This city Is in
great excitement over a series of murder
ous assaults upon women and girls. From
what can be learned they seem to have
been committed by the same person, a
negro or a very dark white man with his
face blacked. Last night Mrs. James P.
Henderson was a victim, being half killed
with a club while alone In her home, the'
assailant having induced her to admit
him by pretending he had a telegram. He
stole a revolver when he departed.
Later a girl in a family named Hamilton
was terribly choked by a man who had
forced his way in. He left on the bed
where the girl had been -stopping the same
revolver stolen at the other place.
Mrs. Hickey, who was struck down
while riding a bicycle two nights ago, is
still at the point of death with a fractured
skull and can give no clear account of
what happened. Two very young girls
had recently been victims of assaults of
the most atrocious description. In another
case a negro who seized a young lady on
the porch of her home was chased two
blocks by a young man. but escaped.
The police have been unable to get any
definite Information. Report comes late
to-night of another case, which is now be
ing Investigated.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Oct. 6.— Fire to-day
!n the Pittsburg Clay Pottery Works In
Allegheny damaged the plant to the ex
tent of $280,000, Injured eix firemen, none
fatally, and enforced an idleness of sev
eral n.or.ths upon a force of 1G5 workmen.
Fire Euins Clay Pottery Works.
During the night Conductor Weaver, in
charge of the second section of train No.
79. an engine and two cabooses, left Hari
ford City for Logansport. In the rear
caboose were Galbreath, Brosius and
Greeley. who had been working on a
gTavel train at Hartford City and were
en route to this city. They were all asleep
vrhen the train stopped near Onward to
get up feteam. The flagman was sent out
to watch for the third section from th«
cast, and no danger was thought of until
the train loomed up too close for any one
to escape except Weaver, who jumped
end got off uninjured. . The third section,
with Engineer Frank Patterson, had at
tained high speed, and when it struck the
rear caboose the engine reared in the air,
turned clear around and came down on
Jts side in the ditch, smashing a number
of cars into kindling wood and burying
in the debris the sleeping trainmen and
Hutchinson, the fireman for Patterson.
LOGANSPORT. Ind., Oct. 6.— Four Pan
handle trainmen met death near Onward,
fourteen miles southeast of here, to-day
In a rear end collision of freight trains,
the bodies of three being taken out badly
mutilated and the fourth being almost en
tirely consumed by fire before the wreck-
Ing crew could subdue the flames suffi
ciently to permit work in that portion of
the debris. The dead:
ELBERT GREELET, conductor.
THOMAS H. BROSIUS, flagman.
S. A. GALBREATH, brakeman.
JOHN HUTCHINSON, fireman.
The injured: Frank Patterson, engi
neer.
It is put Vp in catties weighing one and a. ]
third pounds.
Famine prevails throughout ShansI, and
not less than 2000 people will have died of
starvation before the crops can b<» har
vested next fall. All rice brought in from
adjoining provinces sells at ten times its
normal value. In. this extremity the peo
ple have commenced ea tins human flesh
to preserve life until relief reaches them.
Dispatches to Shanghai papers state
that the second and third installments of
S20.OOO collected and forwarded by the
Christian Herald of New York have arrived
and have been distributed by the mission
aries. The demand for relief Is so great
that no attempt can be made to succor the
mountain villages. The Empress Dow
«ger has commanded that the bartering in
human flesh be stopped, but can enforce
her decree only about Hsianfu.
The island of Panay in the Philippines
TRAINMEN MEET DEATH
IN EEAB-E1TD COLLISION
JiOcomotive Crashes Into a Caboose
Standing on a Siding and
Kills Four Men.
: "The United States was organizing the
'eastern squadron,' " he continued. .'M.was
fear of this movement, not alone in Spain,
but throughout Europe, that caused Span-
TROOPS ARE MASSING
, . : . ON COLOMBIAN FRONTIER
Government Awaits an Answer to the
Venezuelan Note Before Mak
ing an Attack. \u25a0
CARACAS, Oct. 6.— An envoy of the
Venezuelan Government who - has just
arrived at Maracalbo from the Colom
bian frontier says -that for two weeks
prior to October 3 the Venezuelan troops
concentrated between San Cristobal and
Cucutai, estimated at 8000 men, had not
discharged a single ; shot against the
Colombians massed before them under
the: command of General Valencia and
estimated at 6000. Both sides remained
continually at ' "shoulder- arms." The
Government,. before attacking, awaits the
answer to the Venezuelan note." Three
thousand Venezuelans are also massed at
Guai jara. " ;
General Alger claims that the "round
rpbln" t urging the withdrawal of ,the
troops,' from Cuba endangered the peace
negotiations.: : An official who discussed
the question to-night- said- the destruction
of \u25a0 the 1 Spanish squadrons at ' Manila and
Santiago., left Spain . completely at the
mercy of the United States. "•
"The 5 statements General Alger makes."
said an official who discussed" the matter
to-night, "relate to ". occurrences of two
years and 'more »ago. Those occurrences
have \u25a0 been \u25a0 forgotten! by. the public^ "Why
need to rake them up, especially so'soon
after, the martyr death of the President -In
whose administration they took place,"
Revives a Forgotten Scandal.
".In these words Lieutenant General Nel
son "A./Miles, commanding the army, dis
cussed . General 'Alge. "f.'s .' book . and the
charges against him which it contained.
General Miles' did not' appear to! be espec
ially - Interested : in w"hat . General Alger
said and his . apathy, apparently extended
to officials of the administration who read
the Review of the work published this
morning." !';/", t-.\'-« ' .*„ .
make:a reply, or riot is a question. At pres
ent 'I.shall certainly say nothing."
Is now visited by a famine owing to the
failure of the rice and cocoanut crops.
This Island has been afflicted by the
plague during the summer, which deci
mated the Inhabitants of the Interior vil
lages. For this reason the inhabitants
gave little attention to securing food be
fore the famine became acute. It is re-
Special Dispatch, to The CalL
,P \u25a0 *AC0MA. Oct 6 -The steamship
|| which arrived to-day.
i I brought more details about the
|| selling of human flesh, chiefly
A. that of babies and small children.
to tha famished people of the Chi
nese province of SfcansL The flesh is sold
Ja the market placeB at enormous prices.
STARVING CHINESE BUY
FLESH OF CHILDREN TO
STAY PANGS OF HUNGER
Oriental Advices Contain More Harrowing
Details of the Horrible Methods to Which
the Famished People Have Been Forced
EPISCOPALIAN BISHOPS IN CITY PULPITS
VOLUME XC— NO. 129.
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY; OCTOBER 7, 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
The San Francisco Call.

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