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SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1903.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
LOXDON, Sept. 6. — A dispatch from Vienna to the Daily Telegraph says that advices from Senna leave no doubt that a serious crisis is imminent in that country. It is reported that an attempt zvas made on King Peters life at
Aw/i last czriiing. Stones zi-erc thrown at the carriage in which he was riding, one of which hit him on the cheek. It is also reported revolvers were fired. : While official reports say only tzventy-eight officers ivcrc arrested for the latest
demonstration against the army officers who killed the late King and Queen, private advices say five hundred officers and civilians were taken into custody. Instead of being allotved to go on parole, as the officials report it, they zverc released by
*hc forcible interz'cniion of officers of the Nish garrison. The Vienna correspondent of the Chronicle sends a statement similar to the foregoing. .
ASSASSINS ATTEMPT THE LIFE OF KINO PETER OF SERVIA
WHILE HE IS DRIVING THROUGH THE GARRISON TOWN OF NISH
Continued on Page 3, Column 3.
PARIS, Sept. 6.— Premier Combes has
suppressed the salary of Bishop Andri«->u
of Marseilles because of a violently word
ed ' circular Issued by the Bishop to "the
clergy of his diocese, denouncing the au
thorities, and also on account of a recent
demonstration In the cathedral at Mar
seilles on the occasion of a visit from the
Bishop of Nancy; whose salary had been
previously-suppressed by the Government.
Premier Combes Punishes Him for
Issuing a Violently Worded
Circular to the Clergy.
BISHOP OF MARSEILLES
IS TO LOSE HIS SALARY
The guard who did the shootingis said
to be Private Price, also, of the Second
Company. ., It is said- that an officer or
dered Private Price to fire a blank cart
ridge at Bryson •¦ and others, who Were
cutting up pranks at the rear of the mess
house wjiile, dinner was being served/rand
that Price 'had misunderstood and slipped
a loaded shell into his piece and fired, at
Bryson.'- The ball passed, through Bry
son's body, killing him instantly. " !
•While ;on guard the soldiers carry -five
rounds of' blank ammunition' and 'five
rounds of loaded; cartridges. -It is claimed
that. Price got r hold*of a.' loaded' shell r in
mistake for a blank. He is under ar
rest pending' an investigation." '
NEW LONDON. Conn., Sept. . 6.—Ser
geant L. G. Bryson of the Second Com
pany, Coast Artillery, \ stationed ' at Fort
H. G. Wright, Fisher's Island, who was
killed at the post yesterday' afternoon,
was shot by a sentry who had been "or
dered to place him under arrest for creat
ing a disturbance. , Further Information is
refused by the officer at the fort.
Bryson is a native of Colorado and his
relatives have been telegraphed to by r the
military authorities to ascertain what dis
position they wish] made of the remains.
Representative Alexander has! also
been in ' communication with i .Assistant
Secretary Keep of the Treasury Depart
ment. One of the results of .this is that
the officers of • the United • States boat
Fessenden have been notified by the
Treasury ' Department to report at anoth
er hearing if their presence shall be de
sired. The Fessenden was recently dis
mantled and sent through* the Canadian
canals to the coast.
- An. effort will be made to have the Im
aginary- "line : between Canadian ' and
American \ . waters , ' marked . by , buoys.
American fishermen claim- that the Cana
dian patrol boats, arbitrarily declare the
location 7 of 'the boundary in midlake and
seize their vessels when the exact loca
tion'' of -the' divldine line is in' doubt.
BUFFALO, Sept. 6.— The State Depart
ment in Washington has informed Rep
resentative Alexander that the depart
ment has authorized the Consul General
of the United States In Canada to retain
counsel in the case of the fishing tug
Kitty D, seized oft Dunkirk, in Lake
Erie, by the Canadian boat Petrel a few
INSTEAD OF BLANK
IN SENTRY'S RIFLE
SEIZURES ON LAKE
ERIE BY CANADIANS
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WASHINGTON. Sept. €.— Anxious over
the reports which have reached Wash
ington that the delegates from the de
partment of Panama have withdrawn
from the sessions of the Colombian Con-
Bress in Bogota, Dr. Thomas Herran, the
acting Minister of Colombia here, to-day
telegraphed to the Governor of Panama
for information on the subject. Dr. Her
rsn liscredits the report, as the advices
Withdrawal of Panama's Congress
men Causes Alarm.
MAY j?RESAGE SECESSION.
GRIEVANCES OF PANAMA.
Stormy Session of Bogota House of
PANAMA. Sept. 6.— General Hernandez,
ex-President of Panama, who was spoken
of some time ago as a possible presiden
tial candidate, has been offered a Euro
pean legation. It Is said the Government
is anxious to send him out of the country
and thus' keep him out of the presiden
Bogota advices say a stormy f=essicn
wae recently held in the House of Rep
resentatives, when the scandalous pro
ceedings arising out of the erratic con
duct cf General Cobos on July 23 came
up for discussion. The representative for
the Department of Panama complained
bitterly that the isthmus was being ex
ploited as a colony and that all the high
officials were appointed from other de
partments. Ricardo Arango being the only
Governor appointed from the isthmus
It is believed here that It was the fear
nl a secession movement which led to the
appointment of Senor Obaldia as Govern
or of Panama with, it is said, power to
negotiate on the canal Question.
General Sarria. who has been appointed
military Governor of Panama, is an
isthmian at heart, having lived twenty
years in Panama.
Fire Destroys a French Village.
CHAMBERY, France, Sept. 6. -The vil
lage of Labise was destroyed 1 by fire on
Saturday afternoon. Three women were
| The survivors of the Hungarian steamer
VaRkaou. 1 which - was destroyed In the
The interior of most of the embassies
here are guarded by armed soldiers from
their respective guardships. The Ger
man embassy, in the absence of its guard
ship, the Loreley, which is cruising in the
Black Sea, is guarded by Turkish sol
It is declared also that the charges made
by Chekib Bey against the American
missionaries of inciting ;he Armenians
against the Mussulmans are unfounded.
. There has been a heavy fall in Turkish
securities during the past two days on
the rumor that the Turkish troops had
crossed the Bulgarian frontier, j
United States Minister Lelshman is not
taking any steps regarding the attempt
upon Vice Consul Magelssen at Beirut,
but Is quietly awaiting developments on
the part of the Porte.
Referring to the declarations made by
Cheklb Bey, the Turkish Minister in
Washington, in an interview with him on
August 29, " which has been cabled here,
it. Is pointed out in Constantinople that
the Porte would have obviated all the
present disagreement between the United
States and Turkey had it executed its en
gagement made last year, and, therefore,
the Ottoman Government . is alone blam
able for the present relations between the
great rigor. Every Bulgarian
village furnishing recruits to the insur
gents has been bombarded and destroyed,
the inhabitants being given barely time
to escape. In the vilayet of Monastir equal
severity is shown. One pasha told his
troops that the booty belonged to them
and the honor to him. As a result the
troops are pillaging even the villages
which remain neutral.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 6.—
ff 'Private, ad /ices from Adrian-
B> oplc report that the troops in
Ml' V the Kirk Kilisseh district are
treating the inhabitants with
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Sept. 6L— According to
reliable reports from Varna, at the recent
council of ministers, presided over by
Prince Ferdinand at the palace of Euxi
nograd, it was resolved that Bulgaria
should continue to maintain an attitude
of the strictest neutrality in the Macedo
nian question, and, further, that the most
stringent measures should be adopted to
prevent anything likely to cause a dis
turbance in Bulgaria's relations with Tur
The war minister is reported to have
spoken stronglyln the council against any
thought of Bulgaria declaring war on Tur
key: first on account of the enormous ex
penditure that such a war would in
volve, and, secondly, because the great
powers would never Dcrmit Bulgaria to
reap the advantage if she -were victorious.
Should Turkey attack Bulgaria, declared
the minister, the present army could holil
the Turks in check for the first few days,
while the entire Bulgarian army could ba
to Resist the Turk.
Nevertheless Bulgaria Is Prepared
Black Sea on September 1 by explosions
attributed to the Bulgarian revolutionists
while on her way from Varna. Bulgaria,
to Constantinople, say that the explosions
occurred on board the steamer at 4
o'clock last Tuesday morning. Two dy
namite bombs were thrown by men sup
posed to have embarked at Varna, one In
the stokehold and the other under the
bridge. The whole bridge, with the cap
tain and the two mates, was blown off.
while the stokehole was wrecked and an
The explosions were followed by an out
break of fire in the forehold. Altogether
fifteen persons lost their lives, but all of
the engineers and most of the passengers
were saved. The crew behaved with
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HOPES TO AVERT WAR.
Sultan's Jtrtillery Bombards Even Neutral
Towns and in Vilayet of Monastlr One
Pasha Openly Urges Men to Loot
SCENES IN THE MACEDONIAN UPLANDS AND IN CONSTANTINOPLE.
"WHERE EXTRAORDINARY PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN TO
PROTECT FOREIGN DIPLOMATS AGAINST ASSASSINATION.
The fact is commented on by the officers
that prior to the death of Mrs. Green a
widow from Forbestown. in Butte County,
lived at the home of the Greens for a
long time and left there just before the
wife's death. For a few days she re
mained at Paraiso Springs and then re
turned to Watsonville. She has since
been living at Green's residence.
The "sweating" of Green was concluded
late this afternoon and no effort was
made to detain him. District Attorney
Knight said to-night that the evidence is
not conclusive enough to justify a crimi
nal charge, but he thinks the results of
the inquiry which will be continued to
morrow will furnish a basis upon which
to rest such a charge and enable the
officers to make an arrest. The case has
assumed a most sensational aspect, and
the development of the investigation is
being eagerly watched.
To the inquisitors Green said that on
last Thursday night his wife had retired
about an hour after he did, and he con
jectured that she had left the gas jet
open after having first extinguished the
light. He related that he awakened some
hours later and discovered the room full
of gas. The theory of the ofliccrs is that
It was not Mrs. Green who allowed the
gas to escape.
Mrs. Green had lived here a number of
ytars and had by thrift acquired a com
tortable fortune. About three years ago
she surprised her friends by marrying
Green, who had but a short time before
come to Watsonville. She was 67 years
old when she died. During her residence
here she had devoted some time to liter
ary work and was considered a writer of
more than ordinary ability.
The officers state that Green had been
married four tjmes before he met the
.woman whose sudden death Is now being
Investigated. Efforts are being made to
ascertain precisely what caused the
deaths of the first, second and third
wives. It is said by the authorities that
some mystery attached to the passing of
these women. The fourth wife obtained a
divorce and Is now living at Morgan HH1.
PROSPECT OF ARREST.
The result of the investigation by these
officials has not been completely made
known, but they declare that they have
found much data of a sensational nature
and have hopes that the evidence will
warrant an arrest to-morrow. Green, the
husband of the woman, has undergone a
severe "sweating" process, during which
the officers obtained from him a state
ment of minutest detail concerning every
incident before and after Mrs. Green was
killed by monoxide poisoning.
STORY OF HUSBAND.
WATSONVILLE, Sept. 6.— Sheriff Tras
ton. District Attorney Knight and the
Chief of Police w*ere engaged all of yes
terday and a considerable part of to-day
in probing what they believe are sus
picious circumstances surrounding the
death last Thursday night of Mrs. Elvira
Scales Green, an aunt of Bill Nye, the
Special Dispatch to The Call
Mrs. Elvira Scales Green, an
aunt of Bill Nye, died at her home
in Watsonville last Thursday
night, supposedly from asphyxia
tion by illuminating gas. She was
a woman of considerable means
and three years before had mar
ried R. Green, a comparative
stranger, ¦who four times before
had entered the matrimonial state.
The authorities suspect that Mrs.
Green was murdered, and the hus
band is being closely examined.
The causes of the deaths of three
of his jj early ¦..wives arc . being
probed. The District Attorney
believes- that enough evidence
may be obtained to-day to war
rant an arrest.
NEW YORK, Sept. 6.— The train bear
ing President Roosevelt and party
reached Richmond Hill. L. I., a little
ahead of time, but was held there ten
minutes awaiting the coming of Jacob A.
Rils, who is to accompany the President
to Syracuse. Long Island City was
reached at 9:55 p. m. and the travelers
were brought into Manhattan by a boat
of the Thirty-fourth-street ferry line.
Here the President- was met by Police
Commissioner Francis V. Greene, with
four "plain clothes" men, among whom
President Roosevelt recognized Sergeant
Edward J. Bourke, whom he recalled for
his efficiency in enforcing the excise law
while Mr. Roosevelt was at the head of
the New York Police Board, and later as
a member of the Rough Riders in Cuba.
The President greeted Sergeant Bourke
cordially and spoke in high commenda
tion of the officer's work as it had come
under his observation.
Carriages conveyed President Roose
velt and the others of his party across
the city to the Christopher-street ferry.
'x»iere being time to spare, Instead of go
ing directly across the North River to the
Delaware, La cka wanna and Western
Railroad station, the boat was headed up
stream for some distance, all enjoying
the ride on the river. The Presidential
train pulled out of the station at 11:45.
OYSTER BAY, L. I., Sept. 6.— President
Roosevelt left at 9 o'clock for Syracuse,
N. Y., where to-morrow he will open for
mally the New York State Fair and de
liver a i-.abor day address. Shortly be
fore 9 o'clock the President arrived at the
station in one of his own carriages from
Sagamore Hill. A ' t goodly crowd of
townspeople had assembled at the station
to see him depart and wish him a suc
cessful Journey. He was cheered as he
passed along the station platform and in
response he lifted his hat, greetlnjr two
or three of his acquaintances cordially.
The train on which he traveled to Long
Island City was a Long Island Railroad
special consisting of two cars— President
Baldwin's private car and a combination
car. The President was accompanied by
Secretary Loeb, several members of the
executive force, representatives of the
press associations and four secret service
ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK.
STARTS FROM OYSTER BAY.
During his ride. thr^u^h^ tj^^gf^ p,^
this" city' the crowds wilT be kept back
from the curbstone and detectives will
carefully watch the throngs in the vicinity
of starting and stopping points. Even
those in the windows along the route of
the procession will be under surveillance.
Unless the President strongly objects the
stand at the Fair Grounds, where he is
to review the parade of the National As
sociation of Letter Carriers, and which is
to be surrounded by a high wire fence,
will mark the limits within which no one
not personally known to his escort will be
allowed to appear. This will keep the
crowd 100 feet distant on each side.
SYRACUSE, N. Y., Sept. 6.— Guarded as
no other President in the United States
ever was guarded in times of peace or
war. Theodore Roosevelt Is to be hedged
about while in. this city to-morrow.
Never for a moment will there be less
than 100 armed protectors around him.
The populace will be kept at a distance.
The elaborate precautions, taken include
the constant attendance of the usual body
guard of secret service men and detectives
from Washington, whose numbers have
been greatly increased; a company of Na
tional Guard and one hundred local po
licemen, making at least' 300 armed men
Special Dispatch to The Call,
It is probable that the presidential can
didates will be General Rafael Reyes the
Vice President and Jose Manuel Marro
<]uin, the acting President.
Senor Macaro, acting President of \he
Senate, expresses his admiration for the
noble and sincere policy pursued by the
United States and hopes that the canal
will be opened by them. He says he re
grets that he was obliged to oppose the
Hay-Herran treaty as being a violation of
the laws and the constitution, but he will
work strongly for a canal treaty satisfac
tory to both countries. Senor Abaldia,
who has decided to support the canal
treaty, has been appointed Governor of
I'anama. He will leave for ills post to
Senator Obaldia, who has been ap
pointed Governor of Panama, left to-day
for his post. He will take with him a
canal plan which, it is said, will satisfy
all. Representative Fabrega also left for
Intense excitement has been produced
here by a cablegram reporting the prob
ability of the United States dealing direct
ly with Panama in the canal matter.
BOGOTA, Sept. €.-The canal committee
of Congres has presented a proposed law
ratifying the rejection of the Panama
canal treaty and authorizing the Govern
ment to enter Jnto new negotiation with
the United States. Discussion of this pro
ject, which will take a wide range, will
begin to-morrow. The committee holds
that the rights and concessions acquired
by the French Panama Canal Company
and by the Panama Railroad must be re
spected and cannot be transferred to for
eign Governments or companies until
agreed to by Colombia. It is proposed
that the Colombian Government shall
jruarantec the neutrality of the canal,
wnflc retaining sovereignty. Mixed tri
bunals are provided for and Colombia is
to guarantee and maintain order.
No cables have been received from the
United States relative to the impression
produced there by the rejection of the
treaty. President Marroquin sent to Con
press to-day a special message limiting its
discussion to a few questions, including
that of the canal. Congress is now holding
day and night sessions. «
Special Cable to The Call and New York
Herald. Copyright. 1903. by the New York
Herald Publishing: Company.
Little Republic Would Make
Itself Defender of the
Populace Will Be Kept at
a Distance During
Warrants May Be Issued To-
Day for the Arrest of
Are Being Taken
Plans for a New
Death of Mrs. Green
opments at Wat
Small *Army Will
TURKISH TROOPS PILLAGE AND BURN
VILLAGES IN BULGARIAN TERRITORY
VOLUME XCIV-XO. 99.
The San Francisco Call.