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SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDA:Y, SEPTEMBER 15, 1903.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOLUME XCIV— NO. 107.
PROMINENT YOUNG WOMAN OF SAN JOSE. WHOSE DISAPPEARANCE HAS CAUSED RELATIVES AND THE
POLICE AUTHORITIES TO MAKE A SEARCH. AND THE WEALTHY SAN FRANCISCAN WHOSE SUICIDE
IS SAID TO HAVE AFFECTED THE GARDEN CITY RESIDENT'S MrN'D.
Reports .Bulgarian Victories.
t '. SOFIA. 1 Sept. ¦', 14.— A courier brings de
tails of the engagements fought in the
BUCHAREST, Roumanla, Sept. 14.— The
university students at a meeting here yes
terday protested against the atrocities
perpetrated by the revolutionary bands
and the Turkish troops upon Roumanians
in Macedonia. After the meeting the
'students « made t a hostllo-
b'efore the Ottoman, legation and Bulga
rian diplomatic agency. The police inter
fered and' dispersed the students.. A num
ber were* wounded. Much excitement pre
vails here; -
Threatening . Demonstration Before
the Ottoman Legation.
ROUMANIAN STUDENTS RIOT.
BERLIN, Sept." 14.— A dispatch to the
Frankfort Zeltung from Sofia says . the
Turkish troops have routed the Bulgarian
troops and have driven off three squads.
The report Is current that the Turkish
soldiers at'KIrk-Klllisseh, in Turkish ter
ritory, fired on- the. French consulate,
breaking the windows.
.A party of Turks near Giohepele had
with them twenty Bulgarian women and
girls. Five hundred fugitive women and
children have arrived at Tekeridsche.
Reported Outrage by Turkish Soldiers
at Kirk-Killisseh.
FIRE ON FRENCH CONSULATE.
A Russo-Austrlan note to the powers
has been received here and Is now under
consideration. It sets forth that in the
event of hostilities .by Turkey and Bul
garia, Russia and Austria : will not give
their support to either of the parties, but
will hold each of them to a strict account
ability for their actions. ,< It Is expected
that France will adhere to the Russo-
Austrlan attitude.
PARIS, Sept. 14.— The Foreign Office ad
vices from Bulgaria show that the situa
tion is growing more serious, owing to
reports that the Turkish troops are slowly
nearing the border. If their advance con
tinues there will be a general mobiliza
tion of the Bulgarian forces, preparatory
to meeting eventualities.
General Mobilization of Bulgarian
Forces Is Probable.
TURKS NEARING BORDER.
. SOFIA, Sept. 14.— While it is
possible that a Turko-Bulgarian
war may even yet be averted, the
probabilities of such an encounter
were never greater than at the
present moment. The note to the
powers, the most decided step yet
taken by the principality, was dic
tated not only by the alarming re
ports of wholesale massacres and
devastation daily arriving, but
even more by the indifference of
the powers toward, the- severity of
Turkey's repressive measures.
People here consider that the
anxiety of the powers seems, to be
manifested chiefly in repeated ad
monitions to the Porte to suppress
the revolution with all speed and
energy possible. Telegrams from
Constantinople appear in this
evening's papers asserting that the
Emha^sador? -had urg£d "tKcVSul
tan's Government to suppress the
insurrection without any,consider
ations of mercy and not to hesi
tate to burn and destroy the yil-
Jages or take any other steps
I which might be deemed necessary.
These dispatches, although of
doubtful origin and possibly not
worthy of serious consideration,
are not entirely out of harmony
with reports previously received
here.
The Bulgarian Ministry, there
appears to be little doubt, in face
of the strongest pressure from
within and : without, has endeav
ored to maintain strict neutrality,
but it appears very possible that
the Government may now depart
from this position.
They Continue to
Urge on the
Sultan.
.
Miss Hertha Page, a Prominent Young Woman of San Jose,
Leaves Her Home Mysteriously After Commenting on a San
Francisco Tragedy and Officers Search for Her in Santa Cruz
Looks in Vain to
the Nations
SOCIETY BELLE DISAPPEARS
AND FRIENDS FEAR SUICIDE
Bulgaria^ Gives
Up Hope of
Peace.
BALFOUR SAVES HIS MINISTRY
BY ARRANGING A COMPROMISE
Beyond the Fact That a Temporary Truce Has Been Patched Up,
the Net Results of the Special Cabinet Council Can Only Be
V* Conjectured by the Press and Populace of the British Capital
crowd of laborers employed near by joined
in this unusual demonstration against
the Colonial Secretary. Chamberlain, who
was accompanied by Gerald Balfour. pres
ident of the Board of Trade, showed his
customary indifference to this reception.
The police eventually were obliged to
form double lines from Balfour's house
to the Foreign Office, so as to enable th*
1T*DFIA, Sept. 14- — The Bulgarian Government, through its foreign representatives, has addressed a note to the great pozvers, declaring thdt the Porte is systematically devastating Macedonia and massacring the Christian population.
lJ Further, it says Turkey has mobilized her whole army, which cannot possibly be for the sole purpose of suppressing the 'revolution. Therefore the Bulgarian Government appeals to the humane sentiment of Europe to prevent the
continuance of the massacres and devastation and to stop the mobilisation of the Turkish army. The memorandum concludes with the plain statement that unless the pozvers intervene, Bulgaria will be forced to take such measures
as she max deem necessary.
BULGARIA NOTIFIES THE POWERS THAT WAR IS AT HAND
UMLESS THEY INTERVENE TO CHECK TURKISH ATROCITIES
"We have pretty good evidence that
Miss Page came to Santa Cruz last even-
Ing," said' the Sheriff, "but we have not
been able to find her here. She had been
talking of suicide for some time and she
made frequent references to the way; in
which* Miss Clark and Miss Waldorf, both
San Jose girls, ended their lives. To-mor
row morning we propose to make a search
of the beach from here to Capltola. No
person in seems to have . seen her
about, but the conductor and one of the
brakemen on the train that left San Jose
last night assured me that she was a
passenger. Her relatives fear that - she
has ended her life." *
' SANTA CRUZ, Sept. 14.— Sheriff Lang
ford of Santa Clara County, with a broth
er of Miss Hertha Page, arrived here on
the night train. They made visits to all
of the prominent hotels, but could gather
no: information about the missing young
woman.
Sheriff LangfoTd Visits Hotels, but
Cannot Find Miss Page.
SEARCH IN SANTA CRUZ.
late this .afternoon leaning against a
warehouse at the narrow gauge depot.
Her 'sister identified the wueel. The au
thorities in San"" Francisco were commu
nicated with, also those In Santa Cruz.
The missing girl took all her change with
her, but it is not thought she had over $5.
. Sheriff Langford learned this evening
that a young lady answering the descrip
tion of Miss Page took the o:25 train last
evening for Santa Cruz, and the Sheriff
left at t):20 to-night for that place. Rel
atives of Miss Page believe now that she
has. become temporarily insane. -
SAN JOSE. Sept- 14.— Miss
Hertha Page, a popular young
woman of this City.' has-mys
teriously disappeared and her
family and friends fear that
she may # have taken her life.
For some time she has been ill and de
epondent. Last evening at 6 o'clock she
left her home, 661 South Seventh street,
«n a bicycle to call on Mrs. R.' Lassere,
who lives on South Eleventh street, near
Margaret. Since then Miss Page has not
been seen.
Whether she called at the Lassere home
or not is not known, as the Lassere fam
ily was not at home at the time.. There
is no love affair in connection with the
girl's disappearance and her family is
troubled at the mystery. Miss Page acted
rather strangely in starting out and
seemed worried about something. After
the left the house she came back and
told her eister she wished there was an
other wheel, so that she could go along.
A few minutes later she returned again
and said she came back to pump up her
wheel. Her sister commented on this as
funny. a» the wheel had Just been sent
from the shop, but Miss Hertha Page
said the wheel had a slow puncture.. She
then rode away In the direction of
Eleventh and Margaret streets.
All last night friends and relatives of
the girl conducted a search for Miss Page
and this morning her disappearance was
reported to the police and Sheriff. No
trace of her can be found nor can it be
learned that che called on any of her
friends. Circulars are being prepared to
be sent to the various towns of the State
in thfc hope that she may be found.
PROMINENT IN SOCIETY. •
The your.s woman lived with her
mother," Mrs." Catherine \ Page," and . her
brothers and sisters at 6G1 South Seventh
street Miss- Page Is a- prominent mem
ber of the San Jose Oratorio Society and
has taken part In all the light operas pre
sented by that organization.. She, is also
a member of the San Jose Ladies' Band
and the Native Daughters of the Galden
West. She was prominent In society and
church affairs and her" homes life' .was
pleasant
Two months ago Miss Page went to
Lake Tahoe with some relatives . and
spent six weeks at that resort. After that
she was at Sacramento two weeks and re
turned to her home . in this city on Sep
tember 9. . Bhe complained about the heat
as soon as she got ' home.' and.' appeared
on the verge .of collapse from nervous
prostration. While away. she. had an at
tack of heart disease and was. treated by
a physician,- but she kept the matter a
secret so 'as not to ''worry "her mother.'
Three years ago Miss Page suffered from
nervous prostration 'and it is said that at
that time her mind was affected. '
Miss Page 'is' 27 years of age, 5 feet 2
inches in height and weighs 125 pounds.
When she, left home she wore a pink and
white striped waist,- black velvet Jacket,
a Bhort bicycle. skirt of gray wool and a
white hat trimmed with forget-me-nots.
She* has dark hair and blue eyes.. ,
The suicide of Miss Isabella Clark, in
San Francisco a few days ago attracted
the attention of, Miss Page and she : was
deeply interested in the matter. From
her comments on the case 'her friends be
lieve she also contemplated suicide. AH
the creeks 'and out of the way : places
around the city. are being searched .by
friends of the glrL • "' ' •
The bicycle of Miss Page was found
CHAMBERT. A TN., IS- HOOTED.' ,
LONDON, Sept. 14.— From all parts of
Continued' on Page > 2, Column ¦ 3.
• The Daily .Telegraph, which probably is
the best informed, asserts that the Cabi
net cristsLrwas postponed -until -this even
ing, and-'that the discussion of the fiscal
question will be continued at the resumed
meeting to-day, but that, whatever may
be the . upshot, Premier Balfour ... will
neither resign, dissolve Parliament nor
summon an autumn session. ,~ . '
The Standard, . on the other hand,, as
serts with equal positiveness that the fis
cal inquiry was finished and that the ad
journed meeting will deal with the for
eign policy. It . understands that the
"question of imposing preferential .tariffs
or any other Innovation In Great Britain's
fiscal policy has been shelved until an
appeal can be made to the country, and
that during the existence of , the present
Parliament the action'" of the -Ministers
will be confined to discussion and In
quiry. T
Amid these j conflicting . reports - an
agreement is found' in the most authori
tative quarters on one point— namely, that
Premier Balfour has succeeded in induc
ing hia colleagues to agree to some sort of
compromise 'which will, keep the present
Ministry in office,- though it probably | will
be ' slightly reorganized, and - : that • this
compromise " Is most likely a" continuance,
of the policy of "Inquiry." 'Ariyaction
on the fiscal question will thus be
shelved, and - for the . details of the , com
promise it probably ,' will . be necessary jto
wait for Balfour's promised "! speech on
October. 1. ;. —
The "slight reorganization" may 'in
clude a new Chancellor "of ' the Exchequer
¦ to succeed Ritchie, who- seems determined
to resigni and minor changes -in* other'di
rections.'- '-.'.' .
• almost nugatory, and the Gov
ernment press organs this morning offer
the most conflicting accounts of what
took place at the' meeting.
-»y ONDON, Sept. : 15.— The Mlnis
m ters • kept secret the ' discus
¦ B slon9 of yesterday's Cabinet
B council so effectively that the
JSsLm^^f speculation as to the results is
HEAD OF BRITISH MINISTRY. SECRETARY WHOSE FISCAL SCHEME
IS CAUSING TROUBLE AND TWO MEMBERS OF THE CABINET
WHO MAY TENDER THEIR RESIGNATIONS.
the country and Continent British' Cabi
net'members came to London to-day to
attend the Cabinet meeting, which was
regarded as marking the most Important
phase in the recent - political history of
the United Kingdom. The Times voiced
public sentiment In saying it was a "great
occasion," • more : important ¦ even than ! the
historic meeting when home rule was up
permost,' for the main issue to-day was
the "unity of . the . empire."
% Balfour, who . arrived in London from
Scotland . yesterday, * went : to Downing
street early, j There a number of treasury
officials were closeted all • the morning
with Balf our* s secretaries, going over the
statistics on which the Cabinet is' sup
posed to, base its decision* for or against
free trade. %
> Chamberlain,' who was the central fig
ure in to-day's proceedings, left Birming
ham; .'accompanied- by- his wife. A large
crowd bid : them farewell at the railroad
station. On their arrival here Mrs..Cham
berlain went to their London homeand
Chamberlain- proceeded.- to the Colonial
Office. ". ' "
Upon" the ' arrival ' of . Chamberlain at
Downing street he was loudly hooted. A
Besides the fiscal question and the effect
on the country of the publication of the
War Commission's report some attention
was riven to the Balkan situation; " but
confidence prevails that Great Britain will
not depart from her poliey of advocating
the continuance of the concert at thm
powers.
Cabinet Ministers to enter the latter
place.
The Cabinet meetlnr ended at 5:50
o'clock. It transpired that the predicted
division In the Cabinet over Chamber
lain's fiscal proposals actually occurred
and that a partial reorganization of the
Ministry is probable. Rltchia ¦ expressed
his unalterable opposition to any change
in the fiscal system. Nothing Is believed
to have occurred to modify the opinion
that he will -resign the Chancellorship of
the Exchequer.
In spite of the South African War Com
mission's severe criticism of Lord Lans
downe's course as Secretary of War, It Is
declared that he proposes to remain at
the head of me Foreign Office, and It was
remarked by one who knows hia views
that he has made quite a different record
in his present place than when as War
Secretary he had to contend with the
opposition of Lord Wolseley.
The San Francisco Call.

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