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TYPES OF ALBANIAN SOLDIERS IN THE ARMY OF THE SULTAN OF TURKEY. TO THE ALBANIANS
ARE CREDITED MANY OF THE OUTRAGES THAT HAVE BEEN COMMITTED IN THE BALKANS,
WHERE TURKISH TROOPS ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE MASSACRED MORE THAN 60,000 CHRISTIANS.
HAMILTON. Mont., Sept. 10.— After be
ing out two hours the jury in ttie case of
Walter Jackson, charged with the mur
der of Fonnie Bucks, a 6-year-old boy,
to-day brought in a verdict of first de
cree murder. The murder of the little
boy occurred several weeks ago and was
a peculiarly atrocious crime. On account
of certain features connected with it
widespread indignation was aroused and
Jackson narrowly escaped bciiyr lynched.
Murderer of Young Boy Is Convicted.
OMAHA, Ncbr., Sept. lO.-Bishop Rich
ard Scannell of the" Omaha diocese of the
Catholic church has taken a definite
stand in the matter of Catholics becom
ing members of the International Typo
graphical Union, and makes the plain
statement that a Catholic cannot belong
to the union and receive absolution from
a priest.
Bishop Scannell said that no man could
be a good member of the Roman Catholic
church and adhere to the principles of the
typographical obligation, and further,
that unices the obligation Is changed.
Catholic members should get out of the
organization.
Catholic Bishop Says Typographical
Operators Must Change Their
Obligation.
PRELATE OBJECTS TO
THE OATH OF A UNION
LONDON, Sept. 10.— Another confer
ence looking to the improvement of the
condition of Ireland ¦will be called short
ly. Captain Ehawe-Taylor, who was sec
retary of the recent landlord and ten
ants' conference in Dublin, which was in
strumental In securing the Irish land bill,
purposes to invite representatives of the
Orangemen, Roman Catholics and Protes
tants and the heads of the educational
Institutions in Ireland to meet in Dublin
and confer together for the pur
pose of finding a common ground on
which all may Etand, thus ending the re
ligious difference in connection with ed
ucation, which has lasted for centuries
and which has been responsible for many
of Ireland's difficulties.
Captain Shawe-Taylor Will Invite
Conflicting 1 Interests to Meet
in Conference.
HOPES TO END RELIGIOUS
DIFFERENCES IN IRELAND
Price contends thai the collection was
permissible under the law as he inter
preted it, and admits that he remembers
having collected an additional $50 on each
of 123 claims. He did not know how many
more he assessed in the same sum.
Murphy telegraphed to the Department
of Justice that his explanation had been
forwarded and simultaneously presented
his resignation. The Department of Jus
tice refused to accept the resignation, and,
pending receipt of Murphy's explanation,
has ordered his suspension.
A protest was received recently by the
Commissioner of Lands from ah applicant
for patents for mining claims in Arizona,
asserting that ten claims which he had
filed and the fees for which, amounting to
f.W, had been regularly deposited in the of-
Cce of the Surveyor General, had been held
Up by Price. The applicant in his pro
test declared that, although the necesary
lmprovements on the claims had been
made, the patents had not been obtained
until he had paid over to Price an addi
tional 550 for each application, which he
finally did. The only explanation offered
by Price, according to the protest, was
that the law authorized him to make this
additional charge.
Price is accused and his chief clerk is
suspected of having conducted lucrative
business In the granting of patents to
mining claimants in Arizona and in the
sale of rr.aps of mining tracts which had
been prepared in the Surveyor General's
office at covernment exaense.
Under the law a fee of $50 is required
cf all persons filing application for min
ing claims. In return the law provides
that at the end of a year a patent shall
be Issued by the Surveyor General, pro
viding that the applicant has Improved
ilsjdaijR to. the value of fKS.--
CALX. BUREAU. 1406 G STREET. N.
W., WASHINGTON. Sept. lO.-Another
scandal has been unearthed in the Land
OfSce of the Interior Department. As a
result of a prorrpt investigation conduct
ed by the Department of Justice, at the
Instance of Secretary of the Interior
Hitchcock, Hugh F. Price, Surveyor Gen
eral of Arizona, was dismissed to-night
by order of Acting Attorney General Day.
"W". E. Murphy, chief clerk under the
Surveyor General, has been suspended.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Suspect Is Accused of Hav
ing Trafficked in Min
ing Patents.
Summarily Ousts Ter
ritorial Surveyor
General.
Department of Jus
tice Uncovers
Frauds.
DISMISSES
AN OFFICIAL
OF ARIZONA
Turks Committing
Jllmost Incon*
ceivable Out*
rages.
PORTE HEEDS AMERICAN DEMAND AND REMOVES BEIRUT VALI;
BULGARIA WILL DECLARE WAR UNLESS POWERS INTERVENE
FLIES ROAR
NEAR RESORT
IN A FOREST
Camp Vacation in
Sonoma County
in Peril.
Fires Destroy Woods
and Menace Many
Small Towns.
Valuable Timber Makes Fuel
for Conflagrations in
the North.
SANTA ROSA. Sept. ID.— A fierce forest
fire, which for the past few days has
been raging in the vicinity of Guerne
vllle, on the Russian River, to-day swept
down through Russian River" Heights,
above Guernewood Park, and now threat
ens Camp Vacation, a -popular summer
resort at the terminus of the Guerneville
branch of the California Northwestern
Railway.
A special train this afternoon carried a
large number of section hand3 to the
scene and the regular train carried 200
more. "Word received from Guemevflle
about dark was to the effect that the
fire was still burning fiercely and was
beyond control.
TWO TOWNS IN DANGER.
REDDING. Sept. 10.— The greatest for
est fire in the history of Western Shasta
County has raged for several days about
the towns of Igo and Ono. It Is now rac
ing rapidly toward a great belt of timber
which lies along the Shasta side of the
range of mountains which divides Shasta
and Trinity counties.
The fire started from an unknown causa
Tuesday morning r.ear the farm of Mr3.
Catherine Ritchie, near Ono. All fences
and Improvements on the Conrad farm,
excepting the dwelling and barn.^were
destroyed. The properties of Robert
Richter, John . P. Wright and William
Richter were saved only by the greatest
effort. The water supply of the Happy
Valley Irrigation District was menaced.
The entire country was aroused, the resi
dents turning out in a body to combat the
flames.
Yesterday the town of Ono was threat
ened, the fire burning its way into the
little settlement. A high prevailing wind
is carrying the flames at a tremendous
speed. Not infrequently they leap can
yons 400 yards in width.
To-night the fire is racing west and i3
beyond control. Luckily the country in
the path before it is very sparsely set
tled.
BATTLE WITH FLAMES.
NEVADA CITY. Sept. 10. —A big forest
fire is raging between Downieville and
Sierra City. For a time It was thought
that the town of Downieville would ba
destroyed. The tire broke out yesterday
morning owing to the dry condition of
the country and spread with frightful
rapidity. All the available men in Dow
nieville were hastily called out and im
mediate preparations were made to stay
the progress of the flames.
Sparks from the fire were blown right
into Downieville. In order to prevent
them from setting fire to the roofa of
buildings, which are as dry as tinder. It
was necessary to attach fire hose to
hydrants and thoroughly wet all the
roof3. Before the flames were under con
trol an immense stretch of country was
burned over and much valuable timber
was destroyed.
Another fire is raging between Camp
tonvllle and San Juan, near Badens. It
is not known how this fire originated.
A large tract of country is being burned
over and much timber will be destroyed.
Men on the scene fighting the flames be
lieve that ho damage will result other
than the destruction of forests.
AUTOMOBILE GOES DOWN"
SIXTY-FOOT EMBANKMENT
New York Physician Receives Fatal
Injuries and His Niece
Is Killed.
TUXEDO PARK. N. Y.. Sept. 10.— Dr.
Edward C. Rushmore of the Tuxedo
Colony was fatally injured and Miss Cor
nelia Herrick of Southampton, his niece,
was killed In an automobile- accident at
Arden to-day. The automobile In golns
up a steep incline 300 yards from E. H.
Harriman's summer home gave out and
the brake would not work. The machine
rushed backward down the hill, going
down a sixty-foot embankment on the
mountain side.
NEW YORK ACTOR DIES
IN A CITY HOSPITAL
No Friends or Relatives Are at Hi3
Bedside When Death
Comes.
BOSTON, Ser>t. 10.— It develops that a
rtian who entered the. city hospital last
week complaining of illness and who aiod
of Dneumonla Monday night was Fred
erick Clifton of New York, the well
known actor and member of the "Sign
of the Cross" company which has been
playing here. There were no friends or
relatives at the bedside when death cam.'.
Clifton came to this country from Erg
land about twenty years ago with a Oil
bert and Sullivaa opera company.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1903.
PRICE FIVE OEOTS.
VOLUME XClV-OsO. 103.
Continued' on Page 2, Column 5.
GALVESTON, Tex., Sept. 10.— W. R.
Scott, who recently resigned as general
superintendent of the Forth Worth and
Denver City Railroad, with headquarters
at Fort Worth, and who has been spend
ing the last few days in Galveston. will
leave soon for California to accept the
position of division superintendent of tfie
Sacramento division of the Southern Pa
cific - Railroad. The appointment is of.
f ectlve September 15. Previous to zolag
to Fort Worth, Scott was division super
intendent of the Santa Fe at Clebourns.
W. R. Scott Accepts Position of Su
perintendent of Sacramento Divi
. sion of the Southern Pacific.
RAILROAD MAN OF TEXAS
IS COMING TO CALIFORNIA
The authorities here are busily search
ing for the persons who looted the vault
and it is rumored that a number of ar
rests will be made.
BAKERSFIELD, Sept. 10.— The ballots
stolen from the City Clerk's office, on
which depended the result of the Mar
shalship election contest now pending In
the courts, were burned in a gully in the
foothills two miles from town on the
morning of August 22. A farmer passing
about 2 o'clock saw two men in the act
of destroying them, and the remains of
them were collected by Constable Stroble
and Marshal Farris of Kern.
FARMER SEES THIEVES
BURNING THE BALLOTS
Remnants of Bakersfield Election
Papers Are Found and Arrests
May Be Made.
that the Pomaks, or Bulgarian Moham
medans, ¦ would follow suit, but do not
know where they can find refuge.
The great forest of Pirln is burning.
The. Turks set fire to the forest in four
places and the flames are visible at a
great distance.
Fighting is reported to be taking place
near Melnlk and another fight is also go
ing on in the vilayet of Monastir. At
Bukovit, between Krushevo and Gostiva,
the Insurgents surprised a body of Bashl
Bazouks pillaging the village. The latter
were attacked and many were killed.
Near Mldesch, district of Kostur, it Is
reported,- a band led by Tohakaloroff has
defeated a detachment of .Turkish troops,
who .lost about .sixty killed.
WOUNDED CROWD HOSPITALS.
Many wounded Turks are arriving at
Monastir, filling the hospitals. The popu
lation in the district of Veles is reported
tobe in a terrible condition. Nearly all
the .villages have been plundered and de
stroyed. . : The old men, women and chil-
Telegrams from the " frontier Indicate
approaching disturbances in Northern
and 'Eastern Macedonia. A telegram
from DJoumaia Bays the rich Turks/are
leaving the villages In that .district' and
The official view of the situation con
tinues pessimistic, but in other quarters
the belief prevails that the powers will
shortly propose a new scheme of pacifi
cation in Macedonia and thus remove the
possibility of a Turko-Bulgarian war. j
Much confidence is expressed that the
approaching visit of the Czar to Vienna
will result in the peaceful solution of the
"difficulties. ."'¦.. i .'¦•
TARDY POWER'S MAY ACT.
ists regarding the terrible barbarities
practiced by the Turkish regulars and
Bashi Bazouks on helpless women and
children in .Macedonia. The Sofia Gov
ernment has hitherto withstood all at
tempts on the part of the Macedonian
committees in an attempt- to draw Bulga
ria Into a war with Turkey, but the trend
of affairs is dally becoming more critical
and the position of the Ministry more dif
ficult.
garian villages in Macedonia are
causing much excitement in political and
general circles here. "While Premier Pe
troff's intimation that Bulgaria would
soon be forced into war unless the powers
intervene was conveyed in the course of
informal conversation with the diplomats
in Sofia and in no sense intended as an
official communication, it may be regard
ed as an indication that the patience of
the Bulgarian people is becoming ex
hausted.
' Every day brings news of fresh mas
sacres and outrages in Macedonia, The
revolutionary organizations to-day pub
lished elaborate statistics, giving the
names of 111 villages burned by the Turk
ish soldiers, the number of houses in each,
the date of the incendiarism and particu
lars of the number of persons murdered
in each case.
Official representatives residing here are
susDiciously reticent, but no doubt ex-
gm^ OFIA, Bulgaria, Sept. 10.— The con
fi tinuous reports of wholesale mas
¦ sacres of the Bulgarian popula
9*J tion and the destruction of Bul-
CHICAGO, Sept. 10.— General John C.
Black, recently elected commander-In
chief of the G. A. R., to-day appointed
his personal staff and issued his first
general order in the form of a fraternal
greeting to the members of the organiza
tion. In the ensuing year the national
headquarters will be in Memorial Hall,
Chicago, and will be in charge of Adju
tant General Charles A. Partridge. The
following were named as members of the
staff: Adjutant general, Charles A. Par
tridge of the Department of Illinois;
quartermaster general, Charles Burrow3
of the Department of New Jersey; In
spector general, Edward B. Messer of the
Department of New York; judge advo
cate general, James Tanner of the De
partment of New York.
Recently Elected Commander in Chief
of Grand Army Issues His
First Order.
GENERAL BLACK NAMES
HIS PERSONA!, STAFF
Bade was arrested by Chief . of Police
Stanford. Hewston died very soon after
the shooting.
The shootlnsr. which occurred on Caro
lina street at 8:30 o'clock, was the result
of a brief quarrel. Bade and Hewston
lived on the same street and between the
families of each there had been some
ground for enmity.
When Hewston taw Bade to-night he
entered into a conversation with him and
in a few minutes the two were involved
In a dispute. Eventually Hewston turned
away and hurried to his home, his anger
at a pitch that boded nothing- good for
Bade. The Grand Army man conjectured
that the negro would return and he im
mediately armed himself with a shotgun.
Half an hour later Hewston reappeared,
and, after renewing the quarrel, drew a
rcvol\-er. Bade instantly opened fire, a
charge of heavy shot entering the negro's
Eide. He fell to the ground and for sev
eral minutes struggled in a vain effort to
rise and discharge at Bade the weapon
he still clutched in his hand.
VALLEJO. Sept. lO.-Charles Bade, an
elderly resident of this city and promi
nent In Grand Army circles, to-night shot
and killed Lloyd Hewston, a young: negro,
while the latter, armed with a large re
volver, was seeking the life of the vet
eran.
Special Dispatch to The Call
At 4 o'clock he was awakened by a
mosquito 'biting him. He smelled gas
and found his six friends almost dead.
They had blown out six jets. Had the
discovery been delayed ten minutes all
would have been dead.
"WHEELING, , W. Va., Sept. 10.— The
sting of a mosauito bite saved six lives
early this morning. I. M. Crum, a rail
road official, was entertaining six friends
from the country, who came to see the
State Fair. He put them on' the second
floor of his home on the island.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Tragedy at Night
on Street in
Vallejo.
Awakens Man in
a Gas-Flooded
House.
OLD SOLDIER
SHOOTS DOWN
ARMED NEGRO
MOSQUITO'S
BITE SAVES
SIX LIVES
JOFIA, Sept. 10. — Premier Petroff has informed the rep
resentatives of the powers in Sofia that neither the Gov
ernment nor the Bulgarian people can witness with indiffer
ence the annihilation of the Bulgarian element in Macedonia,
and unless the powers can find some means of restraining
Turkey's terrible repressive measures Bulgaria will be forced
to depart from her present attitude of neutrality.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. lo.—The Porte has heeded
the demand made by the American Minister and the
French Embassador and has dismissed Reshid Pasha, the vali
of Beirut, zvho was charged with responsibility for the recent
outbreak against Christians. Nazim Pasha, his successor, has
taken energetic .action, with the result that quiet is restored
and the necessity for landing American marines has passed.
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