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RICHMOND. Va.. Sept. 10. — "Uncle" Fin
ney, an ex-slave, over 90 y»ars of age, who
lived in a mountain cabin in Franklin County,
was regarded by ignorant people living in the
vicinity as being a sorcerer. A few nights
ago the old man "was called to his door by
three unknown men and shot to death.
BERNE, Ind.. Sept. 10.— The home of
Fred Roher, editor of the Berne Witness,
was entirely demolished by dynamite
early to-day. The family was extricated
from the ruins with -slight injuries.
Roher's paper leads the opposition to li
Dynamiters Blow Up a Home.
QULET RESTORED IN BEIRUT.
Leishman Reports Populace Recover
ing From Its Panic.
WASHINGTON, Sept. lO.-Mlnlster
LelBhman transmitted to the State De
partment to-day a communication from
Consul Ravndal at Beirut In which the
Assist Mussulman Rioters in tha
Outbreak in Beirut.
POLICE JOIN IN LOOTING.
PARIS, Sept. 10.— Acjvlces received by
the Foreign Office from Beirut say that
Nazim Pasha, vali of Syria. Is makins a
thorough Investigation of the causes of
the recent disorder at Beirut and that he
has given aaurance to the foreign Consuls
that he will severely punish the guilty.
Under the circumstances. It is added, tha
French, British and Italian Consuls have
decided not to ask for the landing of
American marines, aa the excitement has
subsided and the Christian refugees who
fled are returninc to their homes.
The Investisatlon thus far made into
the outbreak has shown that the police
participated In lootinff the shops and
houses, the former vali. Reshld Pasha,
being unable to control them.
REPORTS AMERICANS KILLED.
Berlin Newspaper's Sensational Dis
patch Not Credited.
BERLIN, Sept. 10.— The Tageblatt pub
lishes a dispatch of an alarming nature,
which has not been confirmed from any
source and is given little credence. Ac
cording to its Beirut correspondent there
has been a renewal of the disturbances
there and twelve American sailors were
killed in an encounter with Mussulmans.
So far as known the only American sail
ors at Beirut are marines and the crews
of the cruisers San Francisco and Brook
Greece Supports Turkey.
LONDON. Sept. It).— A special dispatch
from Athens quotes former Premier Zai
mis as saying that the Greek government
is determined to co-operate with the Porte
In the suppression of the insurrection in
Macedonia, though Greece is fully in fa
vor of the institution of reforms after or
der has been restored. He denounced the
attitude of the Bulgarians, saying that
their aim was to destroy all the Greek
Christians and to prevent Macedonia be
coming independent. Zaimls added that
he believed the powers would never per
mit a Turko-Bulgarian war. and said that
measures would be adopted by the Porta
at a very early date to suppress the revo
BEIRUT. Sept. 10.— Up to 6:40 o'clock
this morning the United States gunboat
Macbias had not arrived here.
Machias Not Yet at Beirut
latter said the situation there was quiet
er. Many shops, h© said, were still closed,
but the people were getting over the scare
of Sunday. The text of the dispatch was
not made public, but it was explained
that this was all the news that It con
veyed relative to conditions at\ Beirut.
All of Admiral Cotton's communications
to \ the Navy Department are promptly
sent to the State Department.
Mlnlster-Lelshman has cabled the State
Department that he has procured the re
lease of Abdul Kader Mathaney, a nat
uralized citizen of the United States, born
at Tripoli, Syria, who, soon after return
ing to 1 his native country In 1901, commit
ted an offense for which he waa sentenced
by the Consular court of the United
States at Beirut to a term of six months
in the Syrian Jail. In the early part of
the current year he- was arrested at Trip
oli and condemned by the local court for
the same offense to three and a half
years' imprisonment. Minister Leishman
promptly -protested against this violation
of the rights of an American citizen.
Minister Leishman reported also that
the French Kmbassador had demanded
the removal of the Governor of Beirut,
and that* other "foreign representatives
probably would do the same. Leishman
has been vigorously urging the Sublime
Porte to replace the Governor with some
one more capable of preserving order and
of giving more efficient protection to
American citizens and Interests. In this
course he has the approval of the State
The . Navy Department has recived a
cablegram from Rear Admiral Cotton,
dated Beirut, yesterday, stating that the
arrival of the Turkish Governor General
from Damascus had restored confidence.
The Governor General has warned the lo
cal authorities that he will hold them re
sponsible for disturbances. Admiral Cot
tori says that the city was quiet Tues
day night and business Improving. '
BESHIB PASHA DISMISSED.*
Forte Heeds Demand Made by
America and Other Powers.
BERLIN, Sept. 10.— A d'spatch received
from Constantinople says Nazim Pasha
has been formally appointed vail of Beir
ut, In place of Reshld Pasha, who has
CON'STANTINOPLE, Sept. 10.— United
States Minister Leishman presented a
demand to the Turkish Government for
the dismissal of Ileshid Pasha, vail of
Beirut, on the ground that, so long' an he
Is retained In office, the lives and prop
erty of Americans in Beirut were In
The dispatch of Nazim Pasha to Beirut
from his post at Damascus Is considered
to be a preliminary step toward a set
tlement. Nazim' Pasha received an en
thusiastic reception upon his arrival at
Beirut, a crowd at the railway station
cheering him repeatedly. The town was
then perfectly tranquil.
Beirut advices received here late yes
terday stated that uneasiness still pre
vailed amonsr the Christians there and
that the exodus to the mountains con
tinued, but no fresh disturbances had oc-
Rear Admiral Cotton confirms the re
ports that he could land 500 marines and
bluejackets from the Brooklyn and San
ROME, Sept. 10.— Professor Carderelli.
the eminent physician, who is a member
of the Senate, publishes in the Rlvlsta
d'ltalla to-day a long article to demon
strate that Pope Leo XIII died of tuber
culous cancer or right hydrothorax. He
fortifies hia . statement with arguments
based on his own experience and that of
authorities such as Trousseau, Barth,
Franker and Zagari, to show that all the
symptoms of the Illness of Pope Leo as
stated in bulletins by Drs. Lapponl and
Mazzonl lead to the conclusion that the
late Pope was not affected by pleurisy or
pleuro-pneufonia. Profesor Carderelli
affirms that from the moment blood liquid
appears in the pleura and is found
through thoracentesis, especially when
the lluid gathers deceitfully without pain
or fever or manifest cause of pleurisy,
the diagnosis of pleurisy must be exclud
ed, and that when the liquid forms In
the right pleura it usually indicates can
cer or hydrothorax in aged people. There
are forms of senile pleurisy or pneumonia,
he continues, In* which fever, pain and
cough are lacking, but these are almost
without exception of a tuberculous na
ture. The declaration that the post mor
tem examination confirmed the diagno
sis made by Drs. Lapponi and Mazzoni,
the professor declares, is not sufficient,
as only careful microscopic examination
in these cases can establish the real af
fection of the pleura.
The professor'* statement consludes as
Herir.atlc Berum gathered deceitfully with
out fever, pain or cough In an Ola man of 94,
with diminishing strength, should have made
the doctors think of cancer of the pleura or
tuberculous hydrothorax instead of pleurisy,
pieuro-pneumonia or senile pulmonary nepati
tation. but it is impossible to make a diagno
sis without havlnsr seen the patient and with
out precise data on the chemical nature of the
composition of the liquid taken from the pleura.
Faithful to a high pledge taken. I have waited
forty days from the death of the Pope before
making the publication.
Publishes Long Article ' to
Prove Correctness of
Dr. Carderelli Takes Is
sue With Vatican
Many cruelties perpetrated by Chris
tians are attributed to Greek spies headed
by a Greek Bishop who. with the Greek
consuls, it is said, are paid by the Porte
for their services. The Greeks are ac
cused of Inventing reports for the purpose
of fanning the Mussulmans' hatred of the
The Turkish functionaries openly scoff
at the idea of reforms or European inter
vention, declaring that should armed Eu
ropean forces come the 'i'ur^s would Im
mediately burn, destroy and massacre,
leaving only bare fields throughout Mace
The Informant continues that It Is esti
mated that there are more than 70,000 per
sons in the fields without shelter and
starving. Hllmi Pasha has promised the
Consuls that he will asnlst the destitute,
but he has done nothing and even refuses
to allow them' to enter the town and begr
dren were brutally flogged by the soldiers
and many were killed, the Bashl Bazouks
leaving the bodies unburled. The Bul
garian inhabitants of the town of Veles
are terriiled, fearing to leave their houses
lest they be denounced by the Greek spies
and cast into prison. /
A telegram from Burgas states that 2000
Turkish soldiers, with two cannon, have
landed near Vasiliko, on the Black Sea.
and attacked the town, which is still oc
cupied by the insurgents. .
A European merchant who left Monas
tir on September 8 has arrived at Sofia
and has given an account of the terrible
conditions prevailing In the vilayet of
Monastlr. Hilmi Pasha is following the
lines of his predecessors, and the greatest
excesses that have ever been committed
have occurred since his arrival. Through
out the vilayet of Monastlr. the Turkish
soldiers are dally perpetrating almost in
conceivable atrocities. They dishonor the
young girls in the presence of their par
ents and pillage and murder everywhere.
Even funeral procession* are halted and
the bodies . stripped of clothing. The
priests' vestments are seized and the sol
diers sell their plunder openly, the officers
FANATICISM AT HIGH STAGE.
This informant says the ChrlsJIan In
habitants are terror-stricken, hourly fear
ing a general massacre by the Mussul
mans, whose fanatical hatred of the
Christians has reached the highest point.
Tho shops are closed in Monastlr. business
Is suspended and the streets are deserted.
Even the Consuls do not dare to venture
outside their homes. The country people
are afraid to come to the city, lest they
be robbed and murdered on the way.
Europeans desiring to see the burned
villages are prevented by the authorities
on various excuses. Tho British Consul
wanted to go to Smllevo. but ililml
Pasha informed him that he could not
guarantee his safety, as the revolutiona
ries had plotted to kill him.
An imperial irade has been Issued or
dering the repair or reconstruction of
the fortifications at Adrianople. Chatalja,
Erzeroum and the Bosphorus.
Private advices from .Klrk Kll'sseh
state that while the Turkish regular
troops are conducting: themselves well,
the Albanians are insubordinate and ara
pillaging and burning villages and are
even threatening their own officers when
they are ordered not to plunder. Up to
September 7 twenty-seven battalions of
troops had been concentrated in the Kirk
Killsseh district. ; f-
Francisco in case of urgent necessity.
Nothing is known here, anent any ar
rangement made by other powers for
sending warships to Beirut.
Continued From Page 1, Column 5.
DIED OF CANCER
Turkey Heeds American Demand for
the Removal of Vali of Beirut.
POPULAR CLAMOR FORCING BULGARIA AND TURKEY TO WAR
SCENES IN EUROPEAN TURKEY, WHERE THE SULTAN'S SOL
DIERS ARE RAVAGING WITH FIRE AND SWORD IN THE EF
FORT TO SUPPRESS THE MACEDONIAN INSURRECTION.
WASHINGTON*. Sept. 10.— This Government
has Instituted proceedings for the extradition
of Leopold Stem, the Baltimore . contractor,
who disappeared when Indicted by the Grand
Jury in this city for con«ptracy In a postal
contract and who wu located recently at
William Steele, aged 30 years, a car
penter by occupation, committed suicide
yesterday afternoon by cutting his throat
with a razor in a vacant lot at the foot of
Sixth street. He was discovered by a
passerby, who rang for an ambulance.
Steele was taken to the Emergency Hos
pital, but he died on the operating table.
The suicide had been out of employment
for several months and this caused him
to become despondent and led to the rash
Despondency Leads to Suicide.
OAKLAND, Sept. 10.— A Coroner's Jury
to-night found a verdict of murder in the
case of Hiramatsu, the Japanese waiter
who was stabbed to death Sunday noon
in a Japanese restaurant on. Eighth street
by Maruse, cook in the place, who ia in
Charge Japanese With Murder.
The saloon of Edward M. Davis at 400
McAllister street was entered by burglars
come time after 2 o'clock on Thursday,
morning and 525 was taken out of the
cash register. Davis closed up the place
at 2 o'clock and when he came down sev
eral hours later he discovered his loss. It
is supposed that the burglars hid them
selves in the rear of the place and then
broke open the till as soon as Davis left.
The police are working on the case, but
have no clew to the burgars.
Burglars Rob Saloon.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Sept. 10.— A private
dispatch from P.iloplan announces that In
an engagement fought on September 2 at
Yeltepe. in the Perim district of Roumelia,
COO Turkish troops were completely routed
by Macedonian insurgents, who. It Is add
ed, were everywhere received by the popu
lation with enthusiasm. The Turks fled.
TURKS PUT TO FLIGHT.
The bride's father was formerly guar
dian of the park here. Mr. Simmonds Is
well known in San Francisco as well as
at Berkeley, where he graduated from
the University of California. He is su
perintendent of the Socrates mine, near
Sonora, In which town the newly married
couple will soon take up their residence.
TOSEMITE V ALLEY. Sept. 10.-The
wedding of Miss Isabel Dennison, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Denni
ron of San Francisco, and Elton James
Slmmonds of Sonora occurred this after
noon under the towering and glacier
marked wall of Union Point. The Rev.
W. T. Bparhawk of Wawona officiated.
Hiss Isabel Dennison of San Fran
cisco Becomes a Bride in :>-;;
CUPID MAKES CONQUEST
IN BEAUTEOUS YOSEMITE
LONDON, Sept. 10. — "Europe is stand
ing on the edge of a precipice/' said
a diplomatist who Is participating in
the international negotiations in connec
tion with the Balkan question, "and no
one can tell but that to-morrow may see
Turkey and Bulgaria plunged into war
in spite of all the efforts made to prevent
it. and though the powers separately have
made strong representations to Bulgaria
to deeist from aiding the insurgents and
are on the eve of making a joint demand
for the observance of a policy of strict
neutrality. In the meantime Turkev is
becoming encouraged by the attitude of
the powers toward Bulgaria, and there is
a strong feeling among the Mohammedans
that the opportunity Is at hand to take
summary vengeance on the Bulgarian
peopie. The Porte has been warned
against engaging in war, and we believe
hesitates to embark on a move which
may result in the armed intervention of
Europe. The, only encouraging sign In
the situation is the understanding between
the powers, all of which we are sure are
upholding Russia and Austria in their ef
forts to maintain peace. '
All of the advices, official and otherwise,
received here agree in saying that the
Turkish Government has noy restored
quiet at Beirut and that the rorte appre
ciates the neceslty for taking action In
the matter, as shown by the removal of
the vali of Beirut, as demanded by United
So far as can be learned, though the
powers are prepared to send ships at a
moment's notice to Salonica, In compli
ance with the reported request of the Con
suls, no orders for warships to sail have
yet been issued. Confidence Is expressed
that should Mich action be taken it will
be in concert.
No confirmation has been obtained of
the report published by Die Zeit of Vien
na to-day that Turkish troops have been
ordered to cross the Bulgarian frontier of
Eastern Roumanla, on the coming full
moon nights. In order to surround all the
Insurgent bands In the vilayet of Adrian
ople, but It would not be surprising if. In
spite of orders to the contrary, Turkish
troops pursuing insurgent bands should
cross the frontier, and this would precipi
tate a conflict between the Turks and Bul
garians. -L: -?';'
Mohammedans Are Clamoring .for
Vengeance Upon Bulgaria.
POWERS ENCOURAGE TURKEY.
Cologne — Th« court-martial of the Fifteenth
Division has sentenced Sergeant Schott to a
year in prison and degradation for flogging
privates and horsewhipping and kicking them.
Twelve artillerymen were sentenced to short
terms for assisting him.
There have been eighty convictions of
sergeants for abuse of privates during: the
last three months and about 20 courts
martial are pending.
The administration of the army ig mak
ing the most determined efforts to stop
these brutalities, which Herr Bebel, the
Socialist leader, detailed in a ferocious
three hours' speech In the Reichstag In
the spring. The weak reply of General
von Gossler on the following day probably
cost him his place as Minister of War.
It has long been the theory of military
men that a little rough treatment Was
gefod for privates and cultivated manhood
in them. The Emperor never shared these
views nor countenanced the cruelties prac
ticed in nearly every regiment. He is
sued an order most emphatically forbid
ding the ill-treatment of privates and or
dering the prosecution and severe punish
ment of those guilty of such ill-treatment.
BERLIN, Sept. lO.-Paragraphs similar
to the following appear almost daily In
the provincial press:
Eighty Sergeants Are Convicted and
Punished and Other - Courts- V
Martial Are Pending.
BERLIN, Sept. 10.— The Tageblatt says
the German training ship Moltke, with
400 men on board, left Lisbon to-day for
Greece, and adds that she will go from
there to Beirut.
GERMAN ARMY OFFICERS
ABUSE PRIVATE SOLDIERS
German Ship Goes to Beirut.
SALONICA, Sept. 10.— in the recent fight
at Gaadetz, near Demlr-Kapou, among
the insurgent dead were eight Bulgarian
officers, whose heads have been brought
Eight Bulgarian Officers Among the
HEADS ABE EXHIBITED.
Mohammedans Eager to Begin ' Ex
termination of Christians.
A committee representing all classes
has been organized by the professors of
the Sofia University and is sitting daily
to discuss the situation. Bitter attacks
en Prince Kerdinand are indulged in for
his action in dissolving the Sobranje at
such a critical moment, which is charac
terized as treason against Uie people.
Resolutions will be submitted to this
committee urging the immediate mobiliza
tion of the army against Turkey.
The Daily Telegraph's correspondent at
Sofia, in a long resume of the situation,
points out that Bulgaria does not pos-
EfEs sufficient troops to properly cordon
the frontier. She has only posts of five
men each at points thrc-« miles distant
from one another, and as the Turkish
frontier guards always retire when they
fcee Bulgarian bands crossing the latter
have an easy task. The correspondent
thinks this points to the conclusion that
the Ottoman Government desires to keep
the insurrection alive as a pretext for the
annihilation of the Christiana, and as the
Bulgarians are unlikely to remain Inac
tive spectators of the massacte of their
brethren the current of popular feeling
may easily become too strong for any
Government to withstand. Even in the
liulgarian army and administration there
is strong Fympathy for the Macedonians,
and in these services there is also a. large
percentage of Macedonians. Hitherto, by
promising European Intervention and sup
pressing the details of the Turkish atroc
ities, the Government has succeeded in
cllaying popular indignation, but such
temporary expedients can no longer avail,
and nothing short of international Inter
vention can dispel the storm clouds now
A curious .story appears in the Vienna
N'eue Freie Presse that the Sheikh of
Medina is spreading the report that the
prophet Mohammed rose from his tomb
and exclaimed in solemn tones: "Allah,
save thy people," whereupon the 8ix
cuardians of the tomb expired from ter
ror. The legend has excited Constanti
nople and is regarded as an Intrigue to
compel the Ottoman Government to un
dertake an antl-Chrlstian campaign.
Sofia, is rising to the danger point
All indications tend to show that however
loyally the Government desires to ob-
F»rve a neutral attitude it will be forced
ere long by pressure from the people into
a formal declaration of sympathy with
the Macedonian Christians. Premier Pet
rott'e informal intimation to the diplo
matic corps in Solia that unless some
means of restraining Turkey's terrible
measures to suppress the uprising in
Macedonia be taken by the powers Bul
garia will be forced to depart from strict
neutrality Is regarded as a warning In
tnis sense to the powers.
LONDON*. Sopt. 11.— The temper ot
the Bulgarian pc-op'.e and Govern
mtr.t, according to telegrams from
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