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A. G. oilcADIE,
SAN FRANCISCO, ; SATURDAY,tyUNE 4, .1904.
War News Continued on Face TWQt
...The Navy. Department Is advised by
cable that > the - Marietta left , Gibraltar
to-day, having gone there ¦ for stores
for the combined squadrons now at
Tangier. " .
Ojeda -has an Intimate knowledge of
M6roccan affairs and is disposed to .re
gard the present situation as danger
VIENNA, June 3.— Ten delegates,
representing 20,000 fugitives, have ar
rived in Sofia with a memorandum for
the representatives of the powers. In
it tlie fugitives state that they refuse
to return to famine-stricken Macedonia
and state that the Turks are prevent
ing them from settling In the district
of Adrianople. They Implore the pro
tection of the Bulgarian Government.
The Prefect c* Burghas, on the other
La-d, telegraphed the Bulgarian Gov
ernment that the Turks are creating
no difficulties whatever In the way of
returning fugitives to the vllavet of
Special Dispatch to Tha Call.
Carry Note for the
BUTTE, Mont, June 3.— A lumber
man named C. Thibdeau met a fright
ful' death in the mills at Bonner. last
night, his shirt sleeve catching on the
set screw of a rapidly revolving .fly
wheel, tearing his clothes -from him
and dashing, his naked body against
the floor with sickening force every
time the wheel revolved. With such
power was the corpse hurled -that a
two-Inch p'lank . in the -flooring was
broken by the Impact. Every bone
In Thibdeau's body was crushed.
Mill Employe and Dashes Him
to Death. ,
Revolving Wheel Catches Clothing of
MEETS • AWFUL DEATH
The Japanese Consul at Gensan wires
that 2D1 Russians arrived at Ham
Colonel Mlamoto of the Emperor of
Japan's household la expected to visit
the Japanese army in Korea soon. He
will personally represent the Emperor
and carry to the soldiers inspiring: and
complimentary messages from the Em
The Tokio Cabinet's present consid
eration of the peninsula problem, it Is
hoped, will shortly result In outlining
plans for future relations with Korea.
SEOUL, Korea, June 3, 5 p. m.— It la
reported that 300 Cossacks are moving
on Plngyans from the "east coast ot
Korea. The nature of the country
through which the Cossacks must pass
practically prohibits travel except by
the regular roads, which at the best
are mere mountain trails.
While there Is no absolute"conflrma
tlon of the report that Japanese Minis
ter Hayashl is 1 1 visit Japan soon, yet
it is believed to be probable, as the
Japanese Government undoubtedly
wishes to consult him. Owing to hia
long diplomatic residence in Korea,
Minister Hayashl Is regarded as a
most competent authority on prevail
ing conditions In Seoul. The Japanese
legation has already submitted to the
home Government suggestions on a
future policy to be pursued by Japan
COSSACKS OX MARCH.
Bishop Johnson says the building of
the railroad is assured and a number
of wealthy Mormon bankers of Utah
are .Interested. The project has the
backing of a syndicate of New York
and London capitalists. The southern
terminus of the railroad being at
Ameca Jalisco, It willopen up a ter
ritory hitherto untraversed by any
pack trains. The country Is said to
be marvelously endowed with natural
agricultural and mineral wealth.
From Ameca the road will run to
the northwest to strike the city of
Mazatlanon the Pacific Coast, which
has never had a continental railroad
connection and is accessible only by
sea and overland , stages. Turning to
the northeast, the road will touch the
city of Culican, the capital of Sinaloa.
Going slightlv northeast through, the
States of Sinaloa and Sonora until it
reaches the northern "boundary of Chi
huahua, It will cut across the great
divide and go direct to : Cuidad. Jua
rez, connecting •with the numerous rail
roads which • meet at El Paso.
AUSTIN, Tex., June 3.— Bishop W.
Derby Johnson Jr., who has charge of
the Mormon Church work of the sev
eral large Mormon colonies in Mexico,
is in the City of Mexico perfecting the
details of a concession which he is to
be granted by the Mexican Government
for the construction of 1500 miles of
railroad in that country. He has also
obtained from the Mexican Govern
ment on behalf of the Mormon Church
a grant of an additional tract of 100,000
acres of land upon which several large
Mormon colonies are to be located.
It 4s reported -that "Varley has. offered
to pay the ransom demanded to save
the life of Perdicafis and himself, but
the brigand lays greater stress on other
conditions., Finally It Is feared that
neither England ..nor America realizes
the critical state of 'affairs nor the
brigand's determined character. . .
WASHINGTON, June 3.— Senor \ Don
Emilo de Ojeda, Spanish 'Minister; is
congratulating' /himself that ¦ his wife 1
and daughter,. ¦ were ..',' not involved \ in
Perdicaris* V kidnaping at ,1 Tangier.
Senor Ojeda. .who for many years was
Spanish Minister'; tbr Morocco, was an
intimate' friend ;ofi Perdicaris and fre
quently visited at* his villa; three miles
outside of 'Tanglen Senor. Ojeda, -in
April, received from his wife a letter
stating that; Perdicaris had asked her
to spend the month ,'of, May, at Tangier.
Mme. OJeda planned to accept, the in
vitation, ".'.. but .; subsequently the slight
illness- of her. daughter. Inclined'* her to
postpone '¦ the trip. 'she
would have been at the home, of Perdi
caris when the '. .bandits ¦ ; made. ' their
descent on the) place, overpowered I the
servants, bound , the ' women; and seized
Pt-rdJ carls- and' his '> stepson. ,V Senor
Ralsoull has sent. an ultimatum con
cerning his: demands and also a time
limit for his. answer. It- is believed the
lives of the captives are -in the greatest
danger, as it is realized that Raisouli
is playing his ..last, card to become a
recognized chief or lose all.
GENEVA., June 3.— A telegram just
received from a friend of Mr. Varley
at Tangier says there Is great uneasi
ness and indignation felt by 'the Eu
ropean population there, at the action
of the United States In 'handing over
the direction of affairs | to France,
which Is not especially interested.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
The street car company has secured
a number of strike-breakers and a few
cars were run during the day. In addi
tion to the trainmen eacn car carried
half a dozen strike-breakers armed
with clubs. -Some of the strike-break
ers have been arrested for carrying
HOUSTON, Tex., June 3.— There was
turbulence in the street car strike to
day, several. men being hurt, but none
seriously, and to-night the Mayor or
dered the militia to disperse a crowd
which had gathered about the office of
the street car company. The. militia is
held at the armory to .await further
Big Railroad Scheme
' Is Projected by
In the Little Arkansas River at this
point was blown out by dynamite at a
late hour this afternoon. There was no
immediate danger, but the river was
rising and higher water was reported
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 3.— A tor
nado at Dallas, Tex., to-day blew the
roof off the office of the Western Union
Telegraph Company and caused other
damage throughout the city. As far as
known no one was hurt.
The storm broke over Dallas at 2
o'clock this morning and continued
with great force until 5. Rain had
fallen in torrents all night, accompa
nied by a heavy wind which finally de
veloped Into hurricane proportions.
I Several small houses in the outskirts
! were wrecked.
France Is Not
Militia of Houston Is
Called Out by the
AMERICAN CITIZKN WHOSE CAP
TURE IN MOROCCO HAS
NEW YORK, June 3.— An infuriated
bull gored Stephen Haines, on a farm
near Morristown, N. J. Mrs. Haines
grabbed a pitchfork as Haines fell
and plunged it into the animal's ribs
many times. She then used the handle
as a club. A fortunate blow on the tip
of the nose so pained the bull that It
turned and ran. Haines was badly in-
New Jersey Wife Reaches Husband
in Time to Save Him From Being:
Gored to Death.
WO*IAX USES PITCHFORK
I OX INFURIATED BULL
The Dally Mail's correspondent at
Mukden, telegraphing under date of
June 3. says that fighting occurs dally
beyond Liaoyang. but that a decisive
battle is not expected for some time.
The Japanese plan of campaign is re
garded at Mukden as now having been
definitely disclosed. They occupy tho
Liaotung Peninsula in three divisions
between Nengalen (Nakwanling) and
Wafangtien. with a line of communica
tion by the coast to their position at
The Standard's Tokio correspondent
mentions the discredited rumor that
General Stoessel proposed a surrender
on the condition that the whole of tha
Port Arthur garrison should be permit
ted to retire to Newchwang under arms.
The Post's Shanghai correspondent
also says that General Mistchenko has
sent 4000 cavalry of the Imperial Guard
from Kuangchengtsu to cut off the
Japanese at Pitzwo. No great reliance,
however, should be placed on these dis
patches, which have evidently some
common Chinese origin.
LONDON, June 4. — A dispatch to the
Daily Express from Tokio says that
Field Marshal Yamagata has been ap
pointed commander in chief of all the
armies in the field. He is expected to
proceed to the LJaotung region shortly.
No further .light has been thrown on
the rumors concerning General Kuro
patkln's Intentions. Dispatches in the
Morning Post from Shanghai and to
the Chronicle from Newchwang repeat
the reports of the movement of 13.000
Russians to Kaiping. The correspond
ents assert that five days' fighting took
place at Wafangtien and ttat the Rus
sians are employing 4000 carts to re
move munitions from Liaoyang to Kal
yuen, seventy mf.es north of Mukden.
KANSAS CITY, June 3.— Nine per
sons are reported to have been killed
and many injured in a collision of pas
senger trains on the Missouri Pacific
Railroad near Martin City, fifteen
miles south of Kansas City. The trains,
which met head on, were the west
bound Colorado limited. No. 1. and the
eastbound accommodation train, No. 36.
A messase received by officials here
ordered them to send a relief train
as soon as possible and to get all the
surgeons obtainable, from which it is
inferred that numerous passengers
were hurt. Newspaper men were not
permitted on the relief train, which left
about 11 o'clock to-night, and details
of the accident will not be learned until
the return of the train with the dead
Train No. 1, the Colorado flyer, had
orders to meet train No. 36, the ac
commodation, at Mastin. The crew, it
is believed, overlooked its, orders and
met train No. 36 south of Mastin tank,
about one and a third miles south of
Mastin. The engines were both large
and were demolished. Among the dead
is a tramp who was riding on the
"blind baggage." Baggageman Williams
on train 36 was injured and Engineer
Slocum on No. 1 has a broken leg.
.Fireman Whaley on No. 1 was hurt.
The day coach on the accommoda
tion was telescoped. The chair car was
not damaged, however. The mail car
on the express was telescoped and the
end of the baggage car stove In. At
1- o'clock Saturday morning the relief
train had not returned to Kansas City.
WINDS WORK , ILWOC.
When the Western Union building
was struck a panic ensued among the
force at work in the operating room.
All wire communication with the out
side was cut off for several hours, but
it was partially restored at 9 o'clock.
At 5:45, however, the city was again
shut out from the outside world.
It is believed that more or less dam
age has been done in the outlying
country. -;:• -*. - ,;
JOPLIN, Mo., June 3.— Several
houses were unroofed In Joplin, trees
were uprooted and many, booths ar
ranged t for the annual carnival were
wrecked by a severe windstorm, while
a torrent of rain that followed flooded
the downtown streets, filling basements
and causing more or less other dam
age. The storm was general through
out South- .stern Missouri and much
damage was done In the country
ARKANSAS CITY. Kans.. June 3.—
A tornado struck Glencoe, a town of
1000, in Payne County. Oklahoma, to
day, demolishing five residences ' and
destroying the Methodist Church. Sev
eral persons were hurt, none seriously.
Much damage was done to farm prop
X woman and child, names unknown.
are reported drowned at Florence.
The damage done by the flood is im
tn»^sc Hundreds of thousands of dol
lars' worth of bridges have been de
stroyed ar.d growing crops are greatly
OKLAHOMA CITY. O. T.. June 3.—
Continued heavy rains have swollen
ell streams in Oklahoma and Indian
Territory to the point of overflowing.
r.n(T •hcisands of acres ar- under
water. Railway traffic Is threatened in
WICHITA. Kan., June 3.— The dam
-"he Fanta Fe and Missouri Pacific
have had great trouble with their
track.-?. AXasy washouts are reported.
Th^ Santa Fe has been sending its
trrins west on the Rock Island all day
and expects to resume traffic on its
own lines* by to-morrow night.
TWO LIVES ARE LOST.
At Emporia the Neosho is stationary.
while the Cottonwood Is rising. At
Stro-~ City the Cottonwood is slowly
f&llm . The vater extends for miles
Jn ths lowlands of these two rivers. In
the Ccttonwood VcJ!cy i. from three
to ten fee* deep.
Heavy rains are falling to-night in
OfB.se County. The Marais des Cygne
Hirer, as a result, is rapidly rising
again. This will r..~ke trouble at Ot°
lav.a. on the Santa Fe.
Sar.d Creek, at Newton, is falling
TOPEKA. Kan., June 3.— The Kansas
River at this place is rising slowly to
night. It registers slightly over twelve
feet above low water* mark. The
Weather Bureau says that by noon to
morrow the river will be three feet
hi^'ae:. No great damage is anticl
pat«" > Rain is reported to-night from
The rainfall in the Kaw River water
shed In Kansas is described by the
weather bureau officials as being
"moderate to heavy." They do not
expect any trouble will result at this
point from the fr-il. The river is ris
ing slowly, but unless there is a very
heavy rainfall in the watershed to
night a dangerous water stage will not
At Emporia the Cottonwood River
rose three inches an hour all night and
i« now as high as last year, when it
reached the highest water mark ever
known. The Cottonwood is still rising
rapidly. To-day it broke across the
bottomland between the river and Dry
Creek, which Is three miles south of
the river and runs parallel with' the
river several miles.
Emporia is too high to be flooded,
but the low portions were inundated
and many negroes driven out.
At Fort Scott and vicinity the flood
of six weeks ago has been repeated.
The Marmatin there Is a mile wide
ar.d has cut off Belletown, a suburb,
where several hundred persons have
been driven from their homes.
KANSAS IUVEU RISING.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. June 3.— The
heavy rains of the last few days in
Kansas are confined mostlv to the
counties couth of the Kaw watershed.
As a result the valleys of the rivers
¦which flow southeast are flooded. The
tributaries of the Kaw are not dan
The worst floods to-day were in the
valleys of the Neosho, Cottonwood,
\>rdigrris, Arkansas, Little Arkansas,
Walnut and Marmatin rivers. All
creekg through this section are flood
ins and impassable. " The rivers all
drair- to the south warfi: " TiepoTt* frwra
Chanute, Humboiat, Neosho Falls and
Strong City, Emporia and Cottonwood
Falls show that the Neosho and Cot
tonwood rivers are flooding their val
leys and doing great damage to town
property, oil fields and farm lands
throughout their entire length In Kan
Independence reports similar condi
tions along the Verdigris, while the
Walnut, the Little Arkansas and the
Arkansas are out of their banks and
KAW REGION* SAFE.
BERLIN. June 3.— Professor Koch
I has returned to Germany- after eighteen
1 months' research in British Africa with
I the announcement that "he has discov
ered serums for the prevention of cat
tle, horse and mule epidemics, which
have been killing 20, lief; cent of the
African.';, hordes, especially animals
brought fro:n the Unirecl States.
Koch has further determJnedthat the
African rinderi>est is altogether differ
j ent from the Texas J&Sfiiyygltfch Amer-^
j ican importatf tjn"toWhiilicrto''been*coii
j Eidered the chief cause of cattle mortal
ity in South Africa.
Koch's new cattle serum consists of
a chemical solution of blood taken
from animals that had the disease. The
inoculations are harmless and eventu
ally render the animal immune. It has
been four.d possible to combat horse
disease by treating healthy animals
j with the blood of animals which have
died and then administering serum,
whereupon the animals experience a
light attack of sickness, finally becom
For his services Koch received 5150.
000 from the Rhodesian Government.
He declined a rich offer which would
have involved his leaving the service
of the German Government and set
tling permanently in Africa.
Sp<>e;aJ Dispatch U> The Call.
Watershed of the Treacherous Raw Is
Practically Safe, but Southward
Conditions Are Doubtful.
Rhodesian Govtrnment Fays a Large
Sum, but Cannot Betain. Famous
Many Streams Overrunning
Banks and People Are
Professor Kocb Finds a Se
rum to Prevent Cattle
Kansas Rivers Creep
to tlie Danger
Noted Doctor Tells
of Research in
IN THE RISE
LOXDOX, June 3. — The Rome correspondent of the Central News telegraphs: "A Tokio dispatch to the Giornale^d'Italia says that the Japanese have occupied the first outer fortifications of Port Arthur after a feeble resistance.
The correspondent at Tokio of the News Agency Liberas says that four divisions of Japanese troops have occupied Tuantung^heights, on which they emplaced heavy, artillery, dominating Port Arthur. The same correspondent adds that the
Russian squadron attempted a sortie, but was forced to return, being threatened by the Japanese fleeti^ . i : : - . /
ULTIMATUM OF MOROCCO BANDIT
RENEWS FEAR THAT THE CAPTIVES
MAY DIE BEFORE RESCUERS ARRIVE
PETALUMAN KILLS HIMSELF
IN PRESENCE OF HIS BRIDE
Sensational Tragedy at an Early
Hour This Morning in the
In the presence of his young bride, Peter Hanson of Petaluma shot and
killed himself this morning shortly after 3 o'clock in the Grand Hotel.
Hanson and his young bride came to the hotel last Thursday and regia-
This morning the watchman of the hotel heard the shrieks of a wo
man and rushing to the Hanson apartments found Hanson sitting in tha
parlor of his rooms dead, with a bullet hole through his right temple.
A revolver lay on the floor under his legs.
Mrs. Hanson was paralyzed with fright and could not give any pos
sible motive for her husband's actions.
A telegram of congratulations addressed" to them from friends in Peta
luma was on the table. The following note, written in German, was
"My Dear Lena: Please forgive me for what I am going to do. I feel
that God calls me. The bricklayers will take care of my body.
JAPANESE CAPTURE FORTIFICATIONS NEAR PORT ARTHUR
AND GUMS ON HEIGHTS MENACE THE RUSSIAN STRONGHOLD
Alcazar — "Toll Gate Inn."
California — Janice Meredith."
Central — "A Celebrated Case."
Chute3 — Vaudeville.
Columbia — "Tiie Little Minis
risctcr'8 — U XJ. 3."
Grand — "Oisaxcnrt*."
Orpnamn — Vaudeville.
Tlvoli — M Tb« Toy Maker."
Matinees at All Theaters To-Da7.
PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
VOLUME XCVI— XO. 4.
The San Francisco Call