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SURGEON BRASKRUG PERISHES
AND ICE IS HIS SEPULCHER
DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN DIPLOMAT WHOSE NOTE IN BEHALF
OF THE PERSECUTED HEBREWS _ OF ROUMANIA HAS AROUSED
' THE PEOPLE OF EUROPE j TO WRONGS OF AFFLICTED RACE.
PARIS, Sept. 19.-Secretary Hay's note
to the' powers on Roumania Is widely
published -here, but ' the newspapers make
The.Tages Zeitung says: "The prattle
about humanity and' eternal justice, espe
cially in an American mouth, Is an empty
phrase and there is no Justification for
using It against Roumania."
MAGNIFICENT, SAYS NORDAU.
The anti-Semitic Journals dispose of the
note with scornful paragraphs. The
Neuste Nachrichten asks: "Why does
not the United States tackle Russia,
which treats the Jews much worse?"
Tho Lokal Anzeiger says: "The note is
quite characteristic of the American style
of thinking. It is peculiar that the United
States, so jealous of the Monroe doctrine,
should concern Itself with a matter which
is strictly European and more particu
larly the business of an independent
kingdoiri." ; : /*
the mental and moral qualities of good
citizens, but the United States, which is
proud of being the land of liberty, only
desires voluntary immigrants. It does not
want to be the landing place of such for
eigners as have been forcibly rendered
homeless . by barbarism. Every word of
Secretary Hay's note about the treatment
of Jews by. Roumania Is unadulterated
•truth. The note is addressed to all the
signers ' of the Berlin treaty, but es
pecially to Germany, because it was held
under .Germany's auspices.. No attempt
at evasion will do any longer. It is neces
sary j now to show our colors. We hope
the policy of the German empire will not
break down at a moment when in such
a public manner its co-operation is in
vited In a great task of interest to civiliza
tion and humanity."
CHARACTERISTIC OF UNCLE SAM
- The return of the special from San
Pablo will bring further news of the situ
ation
A large force of insurgents is said to be
quite close to San Pablo. If .this is so
there is likely to fighting at any moment
Shortly after 8 o'clock eighty bluejackets
from the United States cruiser Cincin
nati, together with two quick-firing Colt
"guns, were landed in Colon. This action
is believed to be due to the receipt of in
formation that a representative ot the
insurgent • General Hen-era is at San Pab
lo, a station on the railroad. Under these
circumstances the Government decided
not to entrain the troops for Panama,
They will remain at Colon.
,^n the meantime the railroad dispatched
a special train with definite instructions
from Commander McLean of the Cincin
nati to General Herrera's representative
at San Pablo, saying that insurgent
troops would not be permitted to stop
trains over the isthmus or board them, as
American marines were maintaining the
traffic from sea to sea.
COLON, Sejt 19.— Several hundred Gov
ernment troops were brought out this
morning, and It was the Intention of the
authorities to have them take a train for
Panama, but the railroad company - de
clined to entrain the soldiers on their
passenger train, but subsequently placed
a special train at their disposal.
MEN AND GUNS LAND.
A cablegram has been received at the
Colombian legation from. Governor Sala
zar of the Department of Panama re
garding the railroad situation on the isth
mus. It is said that there was no inter
ruption to traffic over the railroad and
that arrangements have been made with
the railroad company to Inspect their
trains as they approach Colon and Pan
ama, this step being taken to avoid any
surreptitious approach of revolutionists
to either of those cities, as happened onco
before in the city of Colon. The Gover
nor expressed the opinion that the Amer
ican guards placed on the trains by direc
tion of the commanding naval officers
were not necessary.
GOVERNOR MAZES PROTEST.
The gunboat Bancroft will probably be
placed in commission soon for duty in
southern waters. The Boston will not be
ready to start for Panama for several
days.
The Panther, which left Philadelphia on
Sunday with a battalion of marines,
should arrive at Colon either to-day or
to-morrow. The situation in Panama has
developed the fact that the mere presence
of ships at either Colon or Panama will
do no good, but that the United States
in order to preserve free transit across
the isthmus, as provided for by the
treaty of New Grenada, must keep a
strong guard on the railroad until the
disturbances in the interior have ceased.
For this reason it Is best that the guard
be composed of marines who can be left
in the interior without any ships neces
sarily having to remain at either Colon
or Panama, as would be the case when
the contingent of bluejackets or marines
would be sent ashore from the Cincinnati.
Ranger or Wisconsin. These ship3 could
not well go away with a part of a ship's
complement on the isthmus.
Immediately this telegram was received
Secretary Moody conferred with Admiral
Taylor, chief of the Bureau of Naviga
tion. The cruiser Boston at San Fran
cisco has orders to proceed to Panama,
there to relieve the Ranger. The battle
ship Wisconsin is now on her way from
San Francisco to Panama.
MARINES IN DEMAND.
are guarding railroad trains and transit
across the isthmus from sea to sea; that
no person whatever will be allowed to
obstruct or embarrass or interfere in any
way with trains on the route of transit
This Is without prejudice or any desire to
interfere in the domestic contentions of
Colombians.' "
"Have sent the following communica
tion to both parties: 'I have to inform
you that the United States naval forces
CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET, N.
W., WASHINGTON, Sept 19.—Com
mander McLean of Cincinnati to-day tele
graphed information which resulted in
considerable activity at the Navy De
partment, and as a result another con
tingent of marines • may be sent to the
isthmus. The situation is growing more
serious. There Is friction between the
American naval forces which are endeav
oring to preserve transit on the railroad
and the Colombian soldiers in the prov
ince of Panama. The extent of this fric
tion cannot be learned. In order not to di
vulge to either the Government or the
revolutionists in Panama the plans of
Commander McLean, only the . following
portion of his dispatch received to-day
was made public:
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Additional Marines to
Be Sent to Guard
Railroad.
Warning Is Sent to
Government and
Insurgents.
Situation Is Growing
More Serious in
Colombia.
FRICTION
RIFE ON
ISTHMUS
Continued , on Page 2,; Column 6.
Continued on Page 2, Column 4.
j LISBON, Sept 19.-The French steamer
Thomas sank a harbor ¦. steamer here to
day. Nine persons were drowned.
Lives Lost in Harbor Disaster. ?
ANTWERP. Sept 19.— Generals Botha,
Delarey and 'Dewet arrived here to-day
and were received with great enthusiasm
fcy crowds of people', estimated to have
numbered 300,000. .The demonstration ,was
not marred by a single anti-British cry.'
Vast Throngs Greet Boer Chiefs.
ROME. Sept 19.-Mgr. Guide/ the Apo-s
tolic Delegate to the Philippines, had an
other private audience of the Pope to-day
during which the Pontiff further empha
sized his desire that the Philippine ques
tion be so settled as to render the, rela
tions between Washington and the Vat
ican more cordial. .
Pope Advises the Delegate.
SHENANDOAH, Pa., Sept. 19.— The
home of Richard Parfltt of Gilberton was
wrecked by an explosion of dynamite last
night His wife and two children, who
were in bed, were not injured. Parfitt,
who is employed as a fireman at the Gil
berton water shaft, was at work when
the explosion occurred.
Home "Wrecked by Dynamite.
tions have violated the State constitution,
which provides In article 16, section 8,
-that charters and franchises of Incor
porated companies may be revoked 'if the
business of the corporations is so con
ducted as to infringe the rights of
individuals or the public welfare. It could
not be learned what transpired during the
conference, but McCarthy Intimated that
Senator Quay had agreed to give the sub
ject careful consideration.
The Ta*geblatt says: "Secretary, Hay's
note is one of loud appeal to humanity,
which Roumanla has - outraged 'in the
most disgraceful -¦ manner.' | The young
American , power y : inaugurates . it's ' world
policy by making itself 'the' spokesman of
humanity and liberty and -religion. It
shames the old = civilized ' states' of Europe'
by, reminding' them of their; duties toward
civilization'. The contents of the note dis
pose of the objectVn that America takes
this step to avoid Jewish^immigration.. It
declares ¦ with ' ' all-desirable distinctness
that the' Jews possess 'in* a? high' measure
SPOKESMAN OF' HUMANITY.
ments . in contemporary his
tory and is one of the most . remarkable
political acts of ' the present day, for It
Is the first time that the diplomacy of the
United States draws Into Its sphere of ac
tivity .occurrences J within a European
commonwealth. America's ..controversy
with Turkey was a totally dissimilar case,,
since the United States there exerclsed_its
natural right of j defending the interests
of its citizens, but in the unjust treatment
of Roumanian Jews America i3 not direct
ly damaged. The United States is moved
to" this step by considerations of ' human
ity and is not willing to keep silent'in the
presence of _ international ; wrong. .As- the
United States did not participate in the
Berlin treaty it points to principles on in
ternational law and to eternal justice. .Un
der any circumstances the United States
has the sympathies of the civilized world,
and it would be highly shameful to the
governments of Europe that' the wrongs
should be removed by the action of Amer
ica.".' .'¦•-' . ' .w.'-r?'*/. " . ¦ '
, ¦¦ ERLIN, Sept. 19.— "The Amer-
M -^ff lean note to the Berlin signa-
B i£^ tories," says the Vosslsche
B Mw Zeitung, ''represents one of
JBLm^0r the most interesting docu-
Surgeon Braskrug died while the Fram
was in the north, and his body was
buried in the ice. After the death of the
doctor. Captain Sverdrup took his place
and attended to several cases of illness.
The crew of the Fram speak of their
leader in terms of .hearty praise.
NOTED ARCTIC EXPLORER
AND VESSEL WHICH CAR
RIED HIS EXPEDITION.
The resolution was carried by a vote of
29 to 9. On a proposal to change the place
for holding conventions in the Ninth dis
trict by selecting delegates to State
county. Senatorial and Assembly districts
Frank Goodwin demanded that the mat
ter be laid" on the table and protested
against William S. Devery becoming the
accredited representative of the district
on the ground of fraud. The matter was
referred to the committee on elections
After the meeting Devery made a formai
demand for his credentials, but was un
able to get any satisfaction.
"Resolved, That the position and duties
heretofore occupied and performed by the
committee of three be hereafter occupied
and performed by Charles P. Murphy."
"Whereas, The experirnent of the com
mittee of three has proved the desirabil
ity of individual responsibility and leader
ship;
NEW TORK, Sept. 19.-Charles P. Mur
phy was to-night elected leader of Tam
many Hall at the meeting of the executive
committee, which was attended by all the
members with the exception of August
Moebus of the Thirty-fourth Assembly
District On the calling of the meeting to
order this resolution was offered by Presi
dent Haffel of Bronx borough:
CHARLES MURPHY WINS
TAMMANY LEADERSHIP
Contest in the Ninth
* District.
Devery Is Accused of Fraud in the
Captain Otto Sverdrup, who was In
command of the Fram during Dr. Nan
sen's expedition to the north pole in 1S95,
sailed from Christianla, Norway, for the
Arctic regions, June 24, 1898. Previous to
his sailing Lieutenant Peary complained
of Captain Sverdrup's expedition and
the captain explained In a letter that he
did not aim to reach the pole, but only
intended to explore Greenland and to
make a study of the ice in that region
and by means of sledging journeys to ex
plore the unknown regions of North
Greenland.
"The districts explored were the south
and west coasts of Ellesmere Land and
the hitherto unknown districts to the
west of that refion. The boiler of the
Fram shows signs of usage, but every
thing is in good order."- ¦
CHRISTIANIA, Norway, Sept. 19.—Cap
tain Sverdrup has telegraphed to the
Government, as follows:
The measure authorizes the Legislature
to appoint a receiver for the coal com
panies on the ground that the corpora-
PHILADELPHIA. Sept, 19.— Daniel H.
McCarthy, a lawyer of Hazelton, Pa.,
visited Senator Quay at the Republican
State headquarters to-day and submitted
to the Senator a draft of a bill making
provision for the appointment of a re
ceiver to assume control of the anthracite
coal mines under certain contingencies.
McCarthy recently submitted the same
bill tj. President Mitchell of the United
Mine Workers.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. IS.— The Tele
graph this evening prints the following:
Information reached the Telegraph
through a. private source this afternoon
that the end of the coal strike is in sight.
The report was to the effect that one of
the leading firms, -whose representatives
In New York have been discussing the
situation for some time, had decided upon
a settlement and that an official an
nouncement would be made early to-mor
row or early next week. The information
'4s said to have considerable foundation
and came as an answer to inquiries sent
to New Tork parties regarding the filling
of large orflers for coal in this city, in
timating that the orders would probably
be filled sooner than was expected, be- #
cause of the encouraging prospects of an"
early settlement.
sylvania Trouble Reported to
Have Agreed.
X«argest Firms Involved in the Penn-
END OF COAL STRIKE
SAID TO BE NEAR
The Fram left Gothaab, Greenland, Au
gust 16, 1902, but an txcident to her ma
chinery compelled her to make the home
ward passage entirely under Bail. Mem
bers of the expedition shot 100 musk oxen
which were eaten. • ¦ . -
STAV ANGER, Norway, Sept. 19.— The
Fram arrived here at 3:30 p. m. Captain
Sverdrup, who received an enthsuiastlc
•welcome from . the large crowd present,
looked well. ' w
For three years the Fram lay nearly
motionless, imprisoned in the ice in Jones
Sound, a channel between Baffin Bay and
the Arctic Ocean. All the attempts to
blow up the ice around the Fram proved
fruitless, but In July of 1902. a heavy
southern stream loosened the vessel from
the Ice.
¦rp- Tsy- AUGESL'ND, Norway, Sept.
!?¦¦¦/¥ 19— The Arctic steamer
ff fif Fram, homeward bound.
In & with the Sverdrup expedi
"^^ •***¦ ticn on board, passed Utsre
to-day and took a pilot on
The Shiloh , Church is located just on
the edge ot the South Highlands,- the
fashionable ; residence section of- this city,"
and all the' physicians llving'in that part
of town went to the assistance of the in
jured. As.many'of'the suffering negroes
as could be jj moved by the ambulances
were taken to the hospitals arid the rest
were laid out on" the ground, 'and there the
physicians attended; them. At least \ flf-
A squad of police was also hastened .to
the church and with the firemen finally
succeeded in releasing the negroes from
their positions in the entrance. The dead
todies were quickly jj removed and the
crowd inside, finding an outlet, camo
pouring out." Scores of them lost their
footing and rolled down the long steps to
the pavement, sustaining broken limbs
and internal injuries. , •
hour the church had been prac
tically cleared and the sights which' greet
ed the eyes of those who had come to aid
the injured were sickening. Down the
aisles and along the outside of the pews
the. dead bodies of men, and women were
strewn and the cries of the maimed and
crippled were heartrrending. In a few
minutes the work of removing the bodies
was begun. §5 ¦['..'
MANY ARE INJURED.
Two white men who were in the rear of
the church when the rush began escaped,
and realizing the seriousness of the situa
tion rushed. to a corner near by and turn
ed in a fire alarm. The department came
quickly and the arrival of the wagons
served to scatter the crowd which .had
gathered around the front of the church.
The level of the floor is about fifteen
feet from the ground and long steps lead
to the sidewalk from the lobby just oul
&ido the main auditorium. Brick walls
extend on each side of these steps for
six or seven feet and these proved a ver
itable death trap. Negroes who • had
reached the top of the steps were pushed
violently forward and many fell. Before
they could move others fell upon them,
and m fifteen minutes persons were piled
upon each other to a height of ten feet. 1
This wall of struggling humanity block
ed the entrance and the weight of 1500
persons was pushed against it. More
than twenty persons . lying on the steps
underneath the heap of bodies died from
suffocation. ¦
PILED TEN" FEET HIGH.
The screams of women and children
added to the horror of the scene,.'and
through mere fright many persons faint
ed and as they fell to the floor were
crushed to death.
The. ministers tried again and again to
stop the stampede, but no power on earih
could stay the struggling, fighting mass
of humanity. "
FALLEN ABE TRAMPLED. ! ',
c - Just as . t Bopkj=ar^T/f Washirigiiori con- 1 ,
/eluded hts : add*eis, t: Judge^BiUbura'negro'
i leader from Baltimore/ engaged in an al
tercation with the choir leader, concerning 1
an unoccupied seat," and, it is said, a blow
was struck. Some one in the choir cried
"They're fighting." Mistaking the" word
"fighting" for "fire" the congregation rose
en masse and started for the door. One
of the ministers quickly mounted the ros
trum and admonished the people to keep
quiet. He repeated the word "quit" sev
eral times and motioned to his hearers
to be seated. Again the "excited con
gregation mistook the word "quit" for
"fire" and renewed the struggle to reach
the door. Men and women crawled over
benches and fought their way into the
aisles, and those who had fallen were
trampled upon like cattle.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 19.— In an
awful crush of humanity, caused by a
stampede in the Shiloh Negro Baptist
Church at Avenue G , arid Eighteenth
street : to-night, . seventy-eight persons
were killed and as many, more seriously
injured. The catastrophe occurred at 9
o'clock, just as Booker T. Washington had
concluded his addres3 to the National Con
vention of Baptists, and for j three hours
the scenes around the church were inde
scribable. Dead bodies were strewn in ev
ery direction and the ambulance '. service
of the city was utterly unable to remove
them until after \1 o'clock. Dozens of
dead bodies were arranged in rows on the
ground outside of the house * of \ worship
awaiting removal to . the various under
taking establishments^ while more than a
score were land out on the benches inside.
The church is the largest one for negroes in
Birmingham, and the'- pastor says * there
were at least 2000 persons in the edifice
when the stampede began. Instructions
had been issued to allow no moire to enter,
but the negroes forced their. way Inside
the building and were standing in every
aisle. Even the. entrance to the church
was literally packed. V V-; , ; '{.]
Women Faint
and Soon
Perish.
Dead Number
Seventy=
bight.
Fatal Crush
in Crowded
Aisles.
APPROVE THE PLEA
FOR ROUMANIAN JEWS
Germans and Britons Pleased With Hay's
Note to European Powers Calling At"
tention to Wrongs of Persecuted People
SCORES OF NEOROES ARE TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT AND KILLED
DURING A PANIC IN SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH AT BIRMINGHAM
BECAUSE AN ALTERCATION CAUSES AWFUL CRY OF "FIRE!"
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
The San Francisco Call
VOLUME XCn-KO. 112.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER • 20, 1902.
Return to Norway of Sverdrup Expedition on the Arctic Steamer
Fram, Which for Three Years Lay Nearly Motionless, Impris=
oned in the Ice in Jones Sound, a Channel Near Baffin Bay

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