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CROS S FRONTIER War With Bulgaria Is in SightCouncil Held Last Night Named Edhem Pasha Commander-in-Chieis. Turkish Troop Train Is Blown Up and Many Soldiers KilledTne Porte l- Notifies Germany That Turkey Can No Longer Guarantee Safety of the Foreign Legations in ConstantinopleMussulman Population Clamors for War With BulgariaAdmiral Cotton, at Beirut, Or- dered to Hold American Squadron in Eeadiness for Dispatch to Constantinople. ____________________ Berlin, Sept. 5.A dispatch to the Tageblatt from Constantinople dated to-day ays. "War with Bulgaila is in sight. The council of war has recommended send- ing an immediate ultimatum to Bulgaria, but the sultan has decided to wait. It is rumored that Turkish troops have already crossed the Bulgarian frontier without a declaration of war. - "The members of the council of war were up all last night at the xildlz Kiosk and designated Edhem Pasha as commander-in-chief. "The Turkish pi ess is printing Inflammatory articles against Bulgaria." SQUADRON UNDER WAITING ORDERS. Beirut. Syria. Sept. 5.The United States crulsejw Brooklyn and San Fran- cisco have arrived. Rear Admiral Cotton Immediately communicated with Consul Ravndal, receiv- ing cablegrams with instructions' that superseded his orders. The state depart- ment Instructs the admiral to be In readiness to sail for the Dardanelles at a moment's notice. Additional Instructions are given for safeguarding the consulate at Beirut and enforcing amends for the attack on Magelssen. * Disorders here have ceased. It would take the American warship fully three days to landv Btaninople, it being about 900 miles from here to the mouth of the Dardanelles, or more than two and one-half days' sail. As no warships are allowed in the Dardanelles under existing conditions ma- rines would have to be sent up to Constaninople on launches. The gunboat Machias Is bound for Port Said to await orders. There are about 180 marines on the warships. BURNING INSURGENTS OUT Sofia, Sept. 5.Advices from No n astir confirm the reports that the Turks are setting fire to the forests in that vilayet so as to burn out the Insurgents and the women and chil dren in hiding. ^ Notifies Germany that Turkey Can't Guar antee Safety of Legations. Berlin, Sept. 5.The Turkish govern ment, according to Information received from the foreign office, has notified the powers that the porte cannot guarantee the safety of the legations at Constanti nople. This extraordinary statement was com municated, without explanation or qualify ing details. In response to an lquiry as to whether German marines were among those United States Minister Lelshman reported as having been landed at Con stantinople. It is Inferred here, however, that the conditions at the Turkish capltol are not so bad an the sultan's notification would Imply, but that the legations have been warned to look out for their own safety, the porte disclaiming in advance respon sibility for any disorderly act. The foreign office officials added that the German embassy at Constantinople had not reported whether German marines had been landed, or, In fact, whether ma rines of any power had been landed. Com plete official reserve Is maintained on this point The German government regards Turko Balkan affairs as having entered on an acute phase. The porte's Inability to take energetic hold of the Macedonian Insur rection Is the worst feature of the situa tion. The apparent weakness of the Turk ish government is due largely to its long deference toward the powers and to a division In the councils within the palace, which is regarded here as justifying the view that Turkey Is incapable of pre serving order in her European provinces unless she Is allowed an absolutely free hand to deal with the insurgents as she pleases. Pressure Is being brought to bear on Russia and Austria on this point, as a continuance of the crisis, it is as serted, can only result In the drifting of the powers and porte alike toward fresh dangers. CLAMOR FOR WAR Mussulman Population Anxious for De claration Against Bulgaria. Constantinople, Sept. 6.Altho in high Turkish official circles the tendency is decidedly against war, the war sentiment In certain sections of the Mussulman civil population has markedly increased during the last few days. Considerable significance is attached to the sultan's gift of woolen coats to the troops and the appeal to the public for similar con tributions. Local papers are further In flaming the Mussulmans by publishing highly colored accounts of the Ill-treat ment of Musulmans by "Bulgarian bri gand bands." The opinion of foreign diplomats' here is divided regarding the issue. Great im portance Is attached to the coming meet ing between the czar and Emperor Fran cis Joseph, which is expected to be fol lowed by decisive reforms. Haven't Found Magelssen's Assailant. Minister Lelshman has received a tel egram from United States Consul Ravndal, at Beirut, saying that the au thorities at ^hat place apparently have not yet apprehended the man who fired at Vice Consul Magelssen, and adding that the arrest, among others, of a 15- year-old boy, seems to indicate that they do not realize the gra\lty of the situa tion. Mr. Ravndal also refers to the general tate of insecurity at Beirut and sug gests that the assailant of Vice Consul Magelssen was the same individual who attacked Mr. Magelssen one night about a year ago with the object of robbing him. The man was imprisoned and re cently was liberated. I POWERS ACT- IN HARMONY May Intervene Shortly, But Any Action Taken Will Be Harmonious. London. Sept. 5.So threatening Is the Macedonian situation that the powers are being forced to take action. Before adopt ing any definite scheme for the pacifica tion of the Balkans it was Intended to wait until the czar's visit to Vienna, when the matter was to be discussed fully. Em peror Francis Joseph, it Is now learned, has by a recent exchange of views brought the powers to a stage where a decision is about to be reached regarding the charac ter of the Intervention which should be adopted. While the proposed plans are not divulged it is authoritatively denied that the intervention contemplates the oc cupation of Macedonia by Austria and Russia. It is equally certain that the powers have no intention of acting so as to encourage Bulgaria to declare war. ' "You may reiterate," said a diplomat, who participated in the negotiations,, to a representative of the Associated Press, "that the powers continue to act in har mony. King Edward has given proof of the attitude of England by his declara tion at Vienna that he will support the Russo-Austrlan policy. It is not true that Russia has entered into a secret alliance with Bulgaria. She is acting entirely above board and in perfect harmony with Austria, her desire being to maintain peace. Rumania is quiescent but there Is an element of doubt }n Servia, in conse quence of the predominance of the mili tary in that country. Only after quiet is restored in Macedonia can reforms be in stituted. Consequently the negotiations between the powers are directed towards the restoration of order." -$ -3 PORTE IS HELPLESS Order In Constantinople. All the diplomatic advices available here agree in the statement that order prevails at Constantinople. The few marines landed there from the guardships were merely for the purpose of placing sen tinels at the embassies, as an extra pre caution In conseqvience of the porte'g warnings against insurgent plots. It is emphatically statt-d that the marines were not landed for the purpose of impressing the sultan and it is asserted here that the porte can be relied upon to protect the embassies. But in case of riots at Con stantinople the guardships will quietly land additional men to protect foreigners from harm. SHOULD HAVE AMBASSADOR London Correspondent Says America Is Handicapped In Turkey. London, Sept. 5.The Morning Post publishes a letter from its Constaninople correspondent in which he discusses the Beirut affair and the position of the American missionaries in Asia Minor. H e says : "Things have arrived at a crisis. The United States must either insist on the porte's listening to its representations re garding American converts or drop the missionaries altogether. The latter course is naturally impossible and the sending of a squadron has great significance as showing a determination on the part of America to take an active part in the Turkish question. "One result of this step will probably be to induce the sultan to raise his repre sentative at Washington to the rank of ambassador so that the United States can be equally represented*here. At present America is at a decided disadvantage in this respect compared with the other first class powers. "Nobody can forsee the ultimate atti tude of the United States, but it is almost certain that her weight will incline on the side of the Christian against the Turk. At the same time, as a matter of importance to Great Britain, America is almost bound to oppose the descent of Russia on the Dardanelles because in re ligious matters the Turk is more tolerant than the Russian." The Greek Position. D. G. Metaxas, the reek minister to the court of Si. James, explained to-day the understanding arrived at between Turkey and Greece with reference to Macedonia and outlined the Greek view. He said: "The attitude of Greece is entirely mis understood. What my government de sires is the re-establishmcnt of Greece in Macedonia The large Clreek population In that province is subjected to atrocities by the Bulgarian revolutionists. "The Bulgarians are worse than the bashi-bazouks. They pose as liberators, but they really aim to Bulgarize Mace donia. "The alift.nce between Greece and Tur key is solely for the purpose of the re estabhshment of peace and the protec tion of the Greeks. We have no political alliance, but we are doing everything pos sible to maintain neutrality. If my gov ernment encouraged the Greeks in Mace donia to oppose the Bulgarians, the con flagration would spread enormously, but Its policy contemplates the restoration of order and every move is taken with this end in view." Rumor of Joint Occupation. London. Sept. 5The Constantinople correspondent of the Times says he hears that Russia and Austria are contemplating joint military occupation of the distmbed provinces. WANTS REWARD Gov. of Nevada Refuses to Extradite Folsom Escaped Convicts Until It Is Paid. Sacramento, Cal., Sept. 5.--The an nouncement of Governor Sparks of N e vada that he will not extradite Miller and Woods, the escaped Folsom convicts, cap tured recerrtly at Reno, until the reward offered by the state of California is paid, has been taken up by the executive de t partment of California- ^ , PIUTES ARE ON THE WAR PATH Las Vegas Valley, Nevada,, Is the Scene of a Bloody Indian Outbreak. Settlers Are Scalped and Their Bodies Horribly Mutilated by the Savages. District Is Cut Off Prom the Outside WorldTwo Hundred Ranch ers in Banger. New York Sun Special Service. Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 5.Las Vegas valley, the extreme southern end of Ne vada, Is at the mercy of redskin outlaws, and the entire region, embracing several hundred square miles, Is m a state of terror. An uprising ofJ marines at Con- John BullYes, This Is Better Than a Boat Race, Brother Jonathan. Uncle SamIt Would Be Mighty Unneighborly if We Two Had No Point of Difference, Wouldn't It, John? as bloody as those of the Apaches twenty years ago. Two hundred white ranchers and miners are scattered over the desolate territory, and the life of every one is in imminent peril. Manvel and Pioche, the county seat, 200 miles away, are the nearest points,* and there is not even a deputy sheriff in the valley, which is remote from civilization. The governor of Nevada is expected to call for federal aid. Already three atrocious murders have been committed and alarming reports in dicate that wholesale butcheries may be expected. MR. SAYAGEC TO THE RESCUE Man I * Scalped. Sunday, Charles Stewart and George Latimer left their ranch at Indian Creek for a day, leaving William Williams, a trusty man, in charge. When they re turned next day his swollen body lay in the hot sun on the porch, blood oozing from a bullet wound in the back. He had been shot, presumably while asleep, and then scalped. Cochl, a Piute, who had been hanging around, was missing. A posse went after him, and after a long chase he was cap tured. He is said to have been executed summarily after confessing the terrible deed. Dead Bodies Mutilated. The same day the bodies of two uniden tified prospectors were found at Ash Meadows, shot and scalped and otherwise mutilated. Then the people awoke to the fact that the bloodthirsty savages rule the desert, and have begun exterminating the hated whites. A short time ago Ahrote and Mouse made a murderous raid thru the valley. The people are in desperate straits and practically unable to reach the outer world. TRAIN WRECKED Burlington Limited Which Left Chi cago for Minneapolis Last Night in Smash Up. Chicago, Sept. 5.The St. Paul and Min neapolis Limited, which left Chicago last night at 6:30 on thq, Burlington road, was wrecked early to-day half a mile east of Chana, near Oregon, 111. When Victor Emmanuel "II. died ^ge sum of $400,000 was in a short time subscribed for a monument. The government added $1,000,000. ffhe estimate now is that the total cost will reach about * ^ i . _v 1 be the most beautifu and costly In n f L MPS" i Defective Page -'- He Will Completely Remodel Great Hall in the International Auditorium. Stage Will Be Cleared of Pillars and Seiling Will Be Put In. Floor Will Also Be Raised at the Rear, Sloping Toward Front. The Philharmonic club, whose desire for a large and properly finished auditorium has prompted some suggestions to M. W. Savage, owner of the International audi torium, is about to be accommodated with everything asked for. Mr. Savage has had prepared plans for a remodeling of the auditorium which will the desperate Piutes has occurred and their deeds are THE NEW TUG OF WAR WWWWWMlMlWHtMlWWtMMMmMWMIWtMMWWl ! so materially change its interior as to give Minneapolis a practical and creditable music hall. Prominent in the scheme for improve ment are two items which will appeal to the public and to the musicians. The floor will be rebuilt with an incline in stead of being fiat, as at present, and a ceiling which will act as a sounding-board will be put in. A Clear Stage. In addition, the four big posts which have held the center of the stage, to the embarrassment of the scene-shifters and the disadvantage of the artists, will be removed and an iron truss will be used to support the roof of the stage. These posts were taken out at one time, but their absence so weakened the roof that it was found necessary to put them back. In the present plan the boxes are in a row just behind the posts on the main floor. When the remodeling has been completed there will be a row of boxes di rectly in front of the posts, which at present obstruct the box-holder's view. Two stairways of generous width have already been built from the balcony di rectly down to the main floor, and two more will be built as soon as the Banda Rossa's engagement is finished. The stair way to the main floor will also be en larged, and a double plaster wall has been built entirely around the auditorium. Heating Problem Solved. But one small door will open from the auditorium into the factory offices, so that it will be almost impossible for any odor from the iactory to penetrate into the audtorium proper. The heating problem has also been solved, as the offices and other departments of the factory will be on the same floor as the auditorium and will be heated at all times, making it comparatively easy to heat the auditorium. The coming ol Banda Rossa has delayed the work, but this will be proceeded with as soon as the band's engagement has terminated. CROKER IS FOR GORMAN Boss of Tammany Tells a Friend He Is for the Mary- lander. New York Sun Special Service. Paris, Sept. 5.Theodore Meyers, for t The fireman was thrown 'from his en gine and Instantly killed. The passengers received a severe,' 'Shaking up and were badly scared, but pone of them was seri ously injured. Most of those in the sleep ing cars climbed out of the wreckage thru the windows. The engineer jumped and escap& with slight hurts. Spreading*ratys Were responsible for the acldent. 1' merly controller of New York city, has ar rived here. In an interesting interview Mr. Meyers positively ascribed these words to Richard Croker, with whom he passed a day at Wantage and whom he will again visit before he returns to America: "In any event, the only political wish I have to-day is my earnest desire that Senator Arthur Pue Gorman of Mary land be the next democratic nominee for the presidency." $5,000,000l. It is said that 742,550 persons attended the games' In this year's competition" for the fotball association cup. There were thirty-seven of these, making, an a\erage attendaace of 20,000. At the last game at Crystal palace 63,102 persons' The monumentmodero is t GOAL BARONS ARE ARROGANT r ^ They Refuse to Supply the Govern ment With Information for the ', Census Department. President Roosevelt Will Be Ap pealed To and Arrests Are Ex pected to Follow. New York Sun Special Service. ' Washington, Sept. 5.A serious situa tion confronts the census office in the collection of statistics regarding the oper ation of the anthracite coal mines of the United States since 1900 and at the pres ent time. This has resulted in a holdup of the reports of the census office and of the geological survey. The Reading, Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, and other large coal companies have practically re fused to fill in the census schedules sent out last January, and to return the de sired information to the census bureau, and the question of prosecuting President Baer of the Reading company and the presidents and other officials of the lead ing anthracite coal companies, under the law passed in 1898, providing a penalty of $10,000 fine and one year's imprisonment for any official of any corporation failing to furnish statistics demanded by the gov ernment, is receiving serious considera tion. 3 Beforei*any decided step is taken the whole question will be submitted to Pres ident. Roosevelt. In the event of radical action being takn the best legal talent will be employed to attack the constitu tionality of the law of 1898. This lias been called into question more than once, but only in an informal way, and steps to compel the delivery of information will be the first real test. CUBAN VETERAN IS BEAD. New York, Sept. 5. Colonel Jose ITrloste y Perez, who took a prominent part in the ten years' war in Cuba, Is dead of cancer in a New York hospital, after an illness of fire weeks. " WWWWWWWWW FIRE AT THE FAIR BUILDING DESTROYED Woman's Federation Building Is Completely Ruined This AfternoonValuable Ex hibits Lost. All Eecords for Attendance at the Fair Were Broken Yesterday- More Than 58,000 Passed Thru the GatesAttendance for the Week Will Reach 230,000. Fire destroyed the woman's federation building at the state fair grounds this afternoon. The alarm was turned in about 2 o'clock. Within a few minutes the enttre building was a mass of flames. There was almost no hope from the first that any portion of the building could be saved. The fire department at the grounds turned out and worked valiantly, but without success. The building was old and the wood was dry and burned /like tinder. In a very short time it was a ruin. It is not believed that any one was caught in the building. The fire broke out in the hospital side, and the alarm was at once sounded. It is believed that all escaped at once. The loss to property, however, is considerable. In the build- ing were the model "hospital, Mrs. Hudson's extensive and valuable exhibit of birds, a costly display of Navajo blankets, and extensive displays of the indus- trial work of the Minneapolis schools. It is hardly possible that any portion of these exhibits was saved. The building was erected many years ago for the old driving club. For a long time it stood vacant, but a few years ago it was put in good repair and occupied by the Women's federation. Since then it has been a headquarters for women at the fair, a place much appreciated by visitors at the grounds. The building is fully insured, in policies covering all the state fair property, placed last year by the board of control. GASOLENE EXPLOSION THE CAUSE. The Are was caused by a gasolene explosion, but just how it occurred cannot be learned yet. THE W0MATTS FEDERATION BUILDING AT THE FAIR Completely Destroyed by Fire This Afteroonw YOUNG MAN RESCUED. Much excitement was occasioned by a young man who was caught and penned in one of the upper rooms away from the s stairway. He could not escape by the stairs and wa3 so excited that he failed to see a chance of escape by way of the window. He was rescued by firemen. RACES D ELAY ED The excitement in the crowd was intense. The throng in the grand stand rushed to the end nearest the building to watch the fire. Many left their places in the stand. The races were delayed, but it was de- cided to try to hold them later in the afternoon. - SOME FAIR STATISTICS First day 25,938 Second day 36,728 Third day 47,219 Fourth day 57,510 Fifth day 36,630 to remove any of the exhibits until 11 p. m. of the last day, but there has been more difficulty this year than before in the enforcement of this rule. The ex hibitors have been in the habit of coming and going about as they pleased, and many of them who want to go to other fairs were determined to leave to-day. Some wre restrained almost by force. President Cosgrove refused to allow an empty freight car to be taken into the grounds all day/ for fear that some of IHe exhibitors would take Advantage of the opportunity. A poultry fancier made a tearful plea to be allowed to take a coop of chickens home with him, but the-management was obdufate, ns it wantt all exhibtors to un derstand that when they come to the Min nesota fair it .is-for-the whole show or riot at.alT. -$ Attendance. -1902. 1903. 33,377 41,515 37,895 44,321 58,495 Total 204,025 215,603 Receipts. 1902. Monday $8,980.60 Tuesday 14,010.10 Wednesday ... 14,430.20- Thursday 22,261.75' Friday , 14,114.10 _____ 1903. $15,060.50 18,653.15 17,436.20 17,033.15 24,227.3_ 0 Totals ....$73,796.75 $92,410.30* Increase 18,713.65 S -s A BL--ZE OF GL--RY State Fair to Go Out To-night In the Traditional Way. "We are going out in a 'blaze of glory' literally and figuratively," declared Sec retary E. W. Randall this morning after a brief seance with officers of the state fair. "The enormous attendance of yes terday more than restored the waning rec ords^ of Wednesday and Thursday, and the fair will be the greatest of all from "j every standpoint. Therein lies the glory. The fireworks people will burn everything to-night. All the fireworks prepared for Wednesday and Thursday evenings, which could not be set off on acount of the rain, will be touched off to-night, and the fire works display and illumination this eve ning will surpass anything ever seen in the state. Hence I am not over enthu siastic when I say- that the fair of 1903 will go out in a blaze of glory." From Mr. Randall it is learned that all the figures of last year, both with regard to receipts and attendance, have been ex ceeded during the past week. Tne esti mated receipts from all sources, admis sions, privileges and entrance money, are $160,000. This estimate Is conservative, and the figures are likely to go consider ably higher. Last year the gross receipts were $143,000, so that the increase will be from $17,000 to $20,000. No more striking evidence of the tre mendons growth of the fair can be found than in the treasurer's figures. In 1894, only nine years ago, the gross receipts were only $32,857, showing a growth of more than 400 per cent. The net profits for the week will be over $50,000. As the society has a hand some balance from last year, it will be in position to erect a horticultural hall and a live stock amphitheater. The management has long since made it a rule that not a finger must be stirred s ! "$ - *^'*" The record of attendance for yesterday is high water mark in the records of the fair, being a thousand greater than the best day last year. Of the total admis sions, 26,000 came in at thte Minneapolis gate, and 32,000 at the St. Paul gate. The total admissions for the week will reach 230,000. Of the admissions for the first five days, 114,740 were taken at the Minneapolis gate, and 101,913 at the St. Paul gate. WABASHA THE WINNER Contest Among the Counties Js Close. The feature of getaway day a th state fair was the announcement of the awards in the county exhibit competition. Wabasha got first premium, with a score of 94. Olmsted was second with 90, Hous ton, last year's winner, third with 89, and Dakota fourth with 87. The contest was close between the lead ers, and the margin between first and eleventh is only twenty-four points. To J. A. Howard, Daniel Webster and Marion De Witt of Hammond is due the credit for the showing made^by Wabasha, since they collected the exhibit. The scores and, premiums follow: t Very J* # Bank on design and ar- range- Prem- ment. ium- 5 $20 4 SO 3 40 2 50 Score. Wabasha 94 Olmsted 90 Houston 80 Dakota 87 Blue Earth 85 Stevens 82 Norman .81 Aitkin 80 Renville 75 Itasca .74 Pope 70 St. Louis 44 In addition to the added money, each county receives a percentage of $1,200. This money is divided according to the point score, and each county will receive about $1.28 for each point of Its score. Wa- Added Money. $200 150 100 75 50 25 ''A "yi v * ... - . ... - - - - - - - - . - . - - ' i eo J $1 - ! ,. - * - - - ' .~. 1 - ) *' * . 5 f.