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SNOW IS TEN
INCHES DEEP One Life Lost in a Regulation Win ter Blizzard in the Cana- * dian Northwest. - * ' Live Stock Perished and the Loss on Grain and Other Crops Is Heavy. Stains Cause More Injury to Wheat ,vHui But Helps the Corn *'\ peeial to Tha Journal. , Winnipeg. Man., Sept. 14.One of the arllest autumnal storms experienced In the northwest for many years swept over the country on Saturday and early Sunday morning. The local telegraph companies have practically no communication with the west except by circuitous routes thru the United States, and the movements of many of the trains yesterday were directed by long distance telephones. It Is Impos sible to learn to what extent the crops have been damaged, but reports to hand are not reassuring. Tjhe only fatality reported comes from Gretna, where an oWl man fell from a buggy and perished In the storm. At Hartney, twelve horses died in the Ca nadian Pacific yards and in the vicinity other live stock are reported to have per ished. The fullest fury of the blizzard appears to have been felt in the north western part of Manitoba. Ten Inches of Snow. A telephone message received from Minnedosa reported thait the storm was one of the worst experienced there in five years. It started to blow about 10 o'clock in the morning and a heavy rain Boon followed. At noon this developed into a snow storm and by dark the snow was ten Inches deep on the level prairie. This storm was a regular old-time bliz sard, and neither man nor beast could stand against It. A large amount of dam age has been done to the crops in the surrounding country, which is especially noticeable along the railroads. Miles and miles of telegraph poles were laid to the ground by the storm. Seven trains were sent from Brandon to help clear up the wreckage. Yesterday the snow had not disappeared. Grand Meadow, Minn., had its heav iest precipitation In the storm of last night, with 2.80 inches. "Winnebago iCty got another downpour amounting to 1.97 inches, and almost every important point In the northwest reported another soak ing rain. Damaging reports are slow to come In owing to the bad condition of the roads, which in some localities are long stretches of deep, sticky mud. One thing that prompts the belief of heavy damage Is the fact that during the continuance of the long rain a high wind was gen eral over the Dakotas. Grain in the shock was blown around in some locali tiese and stacks not carefully made were loosened to the point where the water, Instead of shedding freely, pene trated clear to the center. Worst Since 1881. "There has been no such disastrous harvest weather in the northwest since 1881," said James Marshall, president of the Minneapolis chamber of commerce. "At that time the damage was enormous, and the whole trade, including the mill ers, suffered greatly. There was not enough good prime milling wheat that year for the mills, and at that time we were making 4,000,000 barrels of flour a year, and now we make 16,000,000. It is tiaM on the farmers, who lose the most. It is bad for the terminal elevators and for the cash grain men. . The quantity loss It will be, impossible to know for a time yet, but that the quality has been lowered admits of no doubt." "Roughly speaking," said John Wash burn, "I should say 20 per cent of the wheat in the northwest Is threshed and safe, about 20 per cent is stacked and com paratively secure, and probably 60 per cent embracing the yield of the dis tricts farther north and west is in the Bhock. It will be some time before we can know details as to damage, but that the damage has been great, and that in some instances It amounts to disaster for the farmers cannot be doubted." ' Millers Not Alarmed. "Millers are not greatly alarmed. There will, of course, be much good wheat In spite of it all. Nevertheless it Is a serious proposition for all the trade. Quantities of poor grain will come in that but for this weather would have graded high. No one can estimate the damage or the results with any degree of certainty at this time. There is just one proposition that Is clear so early, and that is that spring wheat flour is not likely to be much lower. There Is noth ing In sight to put flour down between now and Jan. 1." - \ S00 RAILWAY IS PROSPERING Altho Operating ExpensesAre Heavy Net Earnings for the Year Show Increase. Settlement Along the Line Gives Promise of Greater Stability of Revenue, Terminal Facilities Secured in the Twin CitiesImprovements ' in the Equipment. Outlook. Stockholders of the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway company are in receipt of the report for the year end ing June 30, 1903, which will be presented at the annual meeting, Sept. 15. The pamphlet contains the following resume of the year's work by President Thomas Lowry and General Manager E. Penning ton: Grain Ruined. "When the sun came out the snow melted nd the stacks were soaked thru. Grain which was still standing is almost totally ruined, and the loss will be very heavy, as the crops in this section were later than usual. Between Neepawa and Minnedosa 150 telegraph poles were blown down. Hugh Armstrong, M. P. P.. received a report from Delta which stated that a wave from the lake destroyed crops in that vicinity. Messages from all parts of the province tell of heavy losses. RAIN SENDS WHEAT UP Corn In Southwest Saved From Killing Frosts. '^ Another downpour of Tain yestqrday and last night caused still mote damage to grain in the shock thruout the north west. The certainty of additional loss was reflected on the floor of the Chamber of Commerce this morning, September wheat touching 87% and December going to 82%. Snow at Mlnot. At Minot, N. D., this morning there were two inches of snow on the ground. New Ulm Soaked Again. New Ulm, already soaked by the 4.10 Inches of rain of Friday night, had .52 Saturday night, and last night the storm broke again with 1.12 inches of rainfall to 8 o'clock this morning, a total precipi tation of 6.74 inches since Friday last. To Sunday morning Crookston had 1.10 inches additional Park Rapids, 1.15 Devils Lake, 1.63 Langdon, 1.35 Larl inore, 1.51. and Pembina, 1.40. Rain Saved Corn. Reports indicate, however, that the very conditions that are hurting wheat are saving corn thru the southwest. At Val entine, NeB.. last night there was a kill ing frost. ' Thru the southwest tempera tures ranged around 28 degrees, but the cloudy weather and rain saved the corn, which has been so late In maturing, from frosts and clear warm weather may yet ripen much of it. ACOTE CRISIS IN ., BRITISH CABINET Operation of Road. The report contains an immense amount of interesting data concerning the opera tion of the road. Th'e total train mile age was 3,604,737 tons of freight carried, 3,430,894 freight earnings a mile, $2.28 passengers carried earning revenue, 718,- 498 pasesnger earnings a train (mile, $1.2248 gross earnings a mile, $4,943.59 operating expenses a mile, $2,540.99. HILL'S TRAIN BDNS O N BOCKS Great Northern President and a Party of Officials Get a Lively Shaking Up. La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 14.A special train consisting of an engine and two coaches, containing President J. J. Hill of the Northern Securities company, President Harris, the first and second vice presidents, Chief Engineer Breckenrldge and other officials of the Burlington early last evening ran into two large boulders which had been washed upon the track by a severe rainstorm near Alma. The en gine was badly damaged, but outside of a bad shaking up and a few bruises, none of the officials on the train was Injured. A fierce storm was In progress when the official train left this city late yes terday afternoon, bound for St. Paul, and the engineer was running at a very mod erate rate of speed when the engine crashed into the rocks. Two track walk ers had been over the track but a few minutes before the special came alpng and at that time the roadbed was in good condition. ' Chief Engineer Breckenrldge'was in a wTeck about a year ago but a few miles from Alma, In which Trainmaster Purdy lost his life and other officials were badly Injured. Much damage was done to railroads in this vicinity by the storm, numerous washouts being reported. All trains are late into the city to-day. %%J,^ Minneapolis Rainfall.,'*v- * In Minneapolis from yesterday morning Continued on Second Page. fe ii't i* -1 /)Ao*.i-Vjj! *Li -VgjBSBgl SWE5 MSMtt w^taai'.fa.,) *&,&, i .'- t - The Resignation of Foreign Secre tary Lansdowne Is Expected and Others May Follow. London, Sept. 14.It Is understood that rumors of the approaching resignation of the chancellor of the exchequer, Mr. Ritchie, are well founded. He will attend the special cabinet meeting called for to day with the determination of resigning. Other minor resignations are likely to oc cur but Colonial Secretary Chamberlain and Premier Balfour are reported to be standing together and intend keeping up the cabinet by filling the vacancies. From all parts of the country and the continent British cabinet ministers came to London to-day to attend the cabinet meeting which was regarded as marking 1D02. $0,257,571.47 2,'J-U,027.40 3,315,964.07 1903. Gross earnings from all sources $7,293,743.26 Operating expenses. 3,719,922.63 Net earnings 8,573,820.63 Fixed charges. taxes, etc 1.909,323.20 Leaving surplus of. 1,664,497.43 The Increase In gross earnings was $1,036,- 151,79, or about 16.5 per cent, while the net earnings Increased $257,856.56, or about 7.8 per cent. Several causes contributed to the in Increased expenses and decreased net results. These were the abnormal .conditions affecting the fuel supply, which resulted in inferior coal at higher prices the material increase in the cost of other supplies and the demands for increased compensation from every class of labor also the increased cost of more substantial buildings and mode modern engines to replace those worn out or obsolete the cost of replacing temporary woooden bridges with permanent steel structures, and the fact that many minor items for improve ments formerly carried to capital account, but now charged direct to operating expenses, were active factors in the increased cost of opera tions. The operating expenses were 51.4 per cent of the gross earnings compared with 47.3 per cent the preceding year notwithstanding the increase the percentage compares very favorably with the average for the past four or five years. The standard of the company's equipment has been fully maintained aud strengthened by the addition of the following equipment: Twelve locomotives, eight sleeping cars, Including four tourist sleepers seven first class passenger earn five baggage cars one dining car three hundred box cars 200 tlat cars fifty refrigera tor cars a wrecking crane of the most modern type, besides a steam shovel and various smaller equipment. The mileage was increased by the completion of a line from Braddock to Bismarck, 5. D., about forty-one miles. The additional line under conttrnction this year, including an extension of the Birchwood line and a branch line run ning north from Glenwood, Minn., will add about one tenth to the present mileage. The entire Wisconsin. and Peninsular division from Minneapolis to Sault Ste. Marie has been relaid with heavy rails, and eighty-pound rails are being laid from Minneapolis to Hoffman, Minn., about 145 miles. During the year the company acquired prop erty for terminal facilities at St. Paul at a cost of about $321,000, and additional grounds at Minneapolis at a cost of $55,000. When these shall have been fully improved it will have independent terminals as favorably located as any in the twin cities. The grain crop tributary to the company's road was somewhat better than the previous year, and at this writing a crop of at least equal quantity and quality is practically assured for this year. The promise of higher prices, however, should reflect favorably on the. com ing year's eardlnjrs by the increased purchasing power of the producers. The immigration and settlement along the line of both east and west divisions continues satisfactory and cannot but result in greater stability of revenue. The mileage owned and operated is 1.453.2S. in addition the company has terminal trackage facilities in the twin cities and at the Soo of 18.52 miles. On the debit side of the ledger the cost of the road, acquired lines, extensions and equipment is placed at $57,190,960.88 advances account new line and equipment pending issue of bonds, $1,388,368.92 real estate, $308,191.22 stQcks and bonds, $423,432.07 material and sup plies. $1,222,377.25 cash and cash assets, $3:563.- 256.64 other accounts, $7,501.72. On the credit side is the stock at $21,000,000 founded debt, $37,103,000 bills payableJ $189,058.77 accrued Interest on bonds due July 1, $670,800 accrued taxes not due, $286,917.68 current liabilities, $903,582.04 additions and improvement fund, $210,977.89 Income account, $3,739,752.24. Earnings by Departments. The percentage of expenses to earnings in 1903 is 51.4 as compared with 56.1 per cent for 1901 and 47.3 per cent for 1902. Earnings are classed as follows Freight, $5,254,735.41 passenger, $1,524,378.01 mail, $206,928.27 express, $116,090.72 mis cellaneous, $135,131.87. The earnings per mile were $4,943.59. The expenditures account for construction and equipment is $2,091,503.40, less a refund of $192.85. The balance to credit of fund for addi tions and betterments, June 30, 1902, was $237,795.81, the appropriation from earn ings was $200,000, leaving a balance of $210,977.85 after deducting expenditures for betterments of $226,817.92. 1,729,462.59 1,686,51.4 Macaroni Wheat Is No Longer of Interest, What We Need Just Now Is a Mackintosh Wheat. the most important phase in the recent political history of the United Kingdom. The Times voiced public sentiment in say ing it was a great qccasion, more im portant even than the historic meeting when home rule was uppermost, for the main issue to-day, it declared, was the "unity of the empire." Not since the fateful day when the cabinet framed, an answer to President Kruger's ultimatum had such crowds gather around Downing street. 2g Crowds Were on Hand. From early morning loiterers assembled in the hope* of catching a glimpse of the political leaders. However, when it was announced that the cabinet would not meet until 3 o'clock the spectators dwin dled away. Mr. Balfour, who arrived in London from Ireland yesterday evening, went to Downing street early. There a number of treasury officials were closeted all the morning with Mr. Balfour's secretaries-, going over the statistics on which the cabinet is supposed to base its decision for or against free trade. Mr. Cham berlain, who was the center figure in to day's proceedings, left Birmingham ac companied by his wife. A large crowd bade them farewell at the railroad station. On their arrival here Mrs. Chamberlain went to their London home and Mr. Chamberfaln proceeded to the colonial office. f SEEK TO REPEAL 15TI1MDMENT - Meeting at London This Afternoon Regarded as the Most Impor tant in Many Years. Jeers for Chamberlain. Upon the arrival of Mr. Chamberlain at Downing street he was loudly hooted. A crowd of laborers employed on the new government buildings in course of erec tion near by, joined in this unusual dem onstration against the colonial secretary. Mr. Chamberlain, who was accompanied by Gerald Balfour, president of the Board of Trade, showed his customary indiffer ence to this reception. The police event ually were obliged to form double lines from Mr. Balfour's house to the foreign office, so as to enable the cabinet minis ters to reach the latter place.- :..:- FIVE VROWKED IN A COLLISION. **]% Charlevoix, Mich., Sept. 14.The steamer Pil grim, 6yrg Lee captain, plying on Pine lake, collided with a naptha launch containing thir teen men returning to East Jordan from Harbor Springs. Eight were picked up, but fire were not found. The missing are: Kit Carson, E. X. Tine, McCalmon, ball player William Be juird, salooalst Fred Winters school teacher* n*fAtiv - .4r~ , Southern Senators and Representa- * tives in Congress Will Urge Dis franchisement of Blacks. Do Not Hope for Immediate Success, but Believe Discussion Will '..-.- Result in Good Hew York Sua.Speolal Service. Memphis, Tenn,, Sept. 14.From the standpoint of southern interest the forth coming session of congress probably will be the most memorable since the Louisi ana returning board discussion for de termining the Tilden-Hayes election con test, or since the vividly remembered tilt In the senate between tactful and re sourceful Lamar, of Mississippi and the eloquent Conkling, of New York. Edward W. Carmack, qf the junior sen ator of Tennessee, Is to be the creator and forceful leader of this new born in- A PROBLEM FOR SCIENCE terest in congressional proceedings. In the next congress this young exponent of southern - democracy will introduce a bill in the senate for the repeal of the fifteenth amendment of the federal con stitution, which provides there shall be no discrimination against a citizen of the United States because of race, color or previous condition of servitude. Tn a word, Senator Carmack will con tribute toward the permanent solution of the vexing negro question as it is presented to^the southern states by ellmin- button to the flt may noT however, be ating the enfranchised negroes as a pout-. * - -'. leal factor. This bill of Senator Carmack's will be supported by every southern representa tive in congress and not^a few members from those sections of the union where the colored man is treated more as an inci dent than a problem. Senator Carmack will not introduce his bill in the hope of getting, it enacted into the federal statutes any time soon, for he suspects that defeat will meet such efforts for years to come, but for the purpose of precipitating discussion. Senator Carmack favors the separation of the races and the ultimate deporta tion of the negro from this country. Where he shall be sent he Is not prepared to say, leaving that question for the wise consideration, of the future. The War Scandal. Rumors are afloat as to the probable upshot of to-day's meeting. Foreign Sec retary Lansdowne is said to have placed his resignation In the hands of Premier Balfour in order to be perfectly free to distribute the blame for the war scandals among his colleagues. Mr. Chamberlain and Lord Milner in particular, it is said, he can prove played the principal part in misleading both the cabinet and the war office. In official circles it is an open secret that all the really serious war scandals have been concealed. Lord Roseberry raises a despairing cry to say that the appointment of Lord Kitchener as com mander-in-chief is the only way to save the country from the Imminent peril aris ing from her military ihefflcency, now ad mittedly worse than before the Boer war. In India, however, General Kitchener by no means impressed the army as a re markable military administrator. Premier Balfour has begged Lord Lansdowne to reconsider his resignation and all his ef forts will be directed to smoothing over the crisis in the Interest and for the reputation of .the ministry as a whole, which would inevitably be ruined if the truth were revealed respecting the origin and execution .of the war policy. , INVESTIGATION Charles J. Bonaparte, Who Is "Used ' to It, Will Investigate Indian Territory Officials. Washington, Sept. 14.It .was a n nounced at the interior department to day that Charles Joseph Bonaparte had accepted the invitation of ^Secretary Hitchcock to take charge of the investi gation of certain Indian territory^ affairs and officials. The scope of the investigation, it is said, will embrace all matters that have been printed or may come to notice reflecting upon the official character, conduct or acts of the Dawes commission or the in spectors for the Indian territory. The investigation will also be extended to such other persons and things in the Indian territory, over which the niterior department has supervision, as may be deemed by Mr. Bonaparte to be for the welfare of the service, or as may be re ferred to him by the secretary of the in terior. :,=.,- .". ^ r AREESTED TOR CONSPIRACY. Portland, Ore., Sept. M.-^-Kobert Louden, for merly of Duhtth,. has. been arrested here by United States Marshal Roberts .on an Indictment certified to by the United States district at torney of Minnesota. The indictment charges Louden with conspiracy to defraud the United States out of'government lands in St. Louis county, Minn. ' .*,.. New York, Sept. 14 -M. Sarony, - who for more than thirty years had "an International reputation for his work in portrait photography, Is dead at a hospita In thin,city from phthisis. His health badlbeenl NAVY WANTS $100,000,000 Secretary Moody Estimates His De partment Will Require That " Sum for Next Fiscal Year. Navy Is Growing Fast,but President Would Like to See Further Additions Authorized. New York Sun Speolal Service. Washington, Sept. 14.If congress ap propriates all the money Secretary Moody estimates the navy will need, the national naval expense account for the fiscal year of 1904 will be more than $100,000,000. The amount asked of congress hist year was $98,910,984, but only $77,659,386 was appropriated. In 1902, $78*101,791 was ap propriated and there was never a time when the estimates were pared more closely. Secretary Moody, before he entered the cabinet, was a member of the naval ap- propriations committee and he had a re lentless eye for the needless expenses. But the navy is growing rapidly and re quires more c to sustain Itself than ever before. The coming session of congress promises to be marked by extremely important naval legislation. The increase of the fleet Is perhaps of the first Importance. The authorization of five new battleships last year set the mark of progress, and President Roosevelt and Secretary Moody would like to see this duplicated. The made up entirely of battleships. OIL TRUST IS AGAIN ACCUSED Texas Paper Reiterates Charge That Rockefeller's Agents "Salted" Beaumont Wells. New York Sun Special Service. Dallas, Tex., Sept. 14.The Fort Worth Telegram reiterates its charges of last week that oil wells at Beaumont have been "salted" by agents of the Standard Oil company. The Telegram declares that numerous "salted" wells have been pur chased cheaply by a company, known to be a dummy concern for the Standard Oil company, which capped the salted wells and kept them out of service until the purchasers saw fit to let them flow again. The Telegram also says that long ago Professor Hill, the noted geologist at Washington, D. C , who is a citizen of Texas, warned well-owners to be on their guard against just such practices. The Telegram states that it has printed the exposures on the authority of George C. Hutchms of Fort Worth, the Texas representative of a St. Louis fire depart ment supply manufactory. Mr. Hutchlns is quoted as saying, among other things: "In Beaumont I heard not one man, but half a dozen men, discussing the mat ter. It is acepted as a fact down there by those who have investigated. Before I left, Beaumont detectives had been put to work investigating, and it was firmly believed that, as a result of their investi gations, somebody would go to the pen." STEAMSHIP CONSOLIDATION White Star line, It Is Said, Will ', - - . Absorb Rivals. ! " New York Sun Special Service. London,- Sept. 14.A dispatch to the Times from Liverpool says it is reported that the White Star, Dominion and American steampshlp lines will shortly . cease tb exist as distinct lines, the White Star taking over the business of the others. It is stated that the Dominion line steamship Cqlunrbus, which has just been built at Belfast, will be included in the amalgamated fleets. Officials of the White Star line refuse to confirm or deny the report, .^p$te M. BARONY IS DEAD. - ^^ " x failing /for OTe r two years . PRESS DEMANDS INTERVENTION^ The Russian Novoe Vremya, Which May Be In-,, spired, Advocates European Interference in the BalkansScheme Is Suggested^ 4. Berlin Advices Say Turkish Troops Have Crossed the Bulgarian Frontier I and Have Driven Off CattleTurkish Soldier Fires at the French v Consulate in Kirk-Kilisseh and Breaks a WindowServia, Bul- garia and Montenegro May Form Coalition Against Turkey. 'St. Petersburg, Sept. 14.The Novoe Vremya to-day demands aetive Inter- vention in Macedonia and proposes, as a solution of the difficulties, the' attach- ing of officers of the foreign powers to all Turkish repressive expeditions with authority to prevent unnecessary cruelty. ,, As this has passed the censor it must be regarded as highly important. Turks Cross the Frontier. Berlin, Sept. 14.A dispatch to the Frankfort Zeitung from Sofia, Bulgaria, says Turkish troops have raided the Bulgarian frontier near Tekendesche, and have driven off three herds of sheep. The dispatch adds that Turkish soldiers at Kirk-Killsseh, in Turkish terri- tory, fired on the French consulate, breaking the windows. A party of Turkish troops bivouacking near Glohtepe had with them twenty Bulgarian women and girls. - Five hunderd fugitives, women and c hildren, have arrived at Tekendesche. New Vail for Beirut. Beirut, Syria, Sept. 14.It is reported that Kiazim Bey, governor of Pales- tine, will succeed Reshid Pasha as vali of Beirut, relieving Nazim Pasha, vali of Syria, who is now acting vali of Beirut. - Kiazim Bey has evidenced great administrative ability and as maintained excellent order in Palestine. , ARRESTS IN BEIRUT Washington, Sept. 14.The navy department to-day posted the follow ing bulletin: "Admiral Cotton telegraphs from Beirut, 12th Inst., that ho has ex changed very satisfactory visits with the governor general. The governor general has personal charge of the vice consul case. The late chief of police has been deposed. Twenty eight persons, including the princi pals in the disturbances of last Sun day, have been arrested. "Beirut quiet. Administration of new governor general inspires confi dence. The former governor general left on the 12th lnst. for Constan- | tinople." London, Sept. 14.The Daily Mali's correspondent at Sofia, in a dispatch dated Sept. 9, sends an interview he had with Tartarscheff, the chief of the revo- lutionary committee, in which the latter represented that there was a strong probability of Servia throwing in her lot with Bulgaria against Turkey, and that the question of war or no war mainly depended on Servia. Tartarscheff declined to commit himself to details, but admlttedthat negotiations were proceeding between Tils committee and Servia, and also that the Servian premier lately sent scouts to join thev revolutionists in Bulgaria in order to re port the latter's progress. Captain Sarafoff, the brother of the rev olutionary chief, who was also present at the interview, went further than Tar tarscheff, and alleged that it was weeks ago agreed at the- slightest provocation the Servian forces, should Invade Old Servia and occupy Uskub. It was hinted that Montenegro would also be heard from in-'Albanla, and that Turkey would thus be compelled to divide her forces, thereby much reducing her chances of victory.* ARSON AND MURDER. Albanian and Turkish Troops Enjoy Their Usual Pastime. Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept. 14.Albanian and Turkish troops collected in the vilayet of Adrianople appear to be pursuing their usual tactics of burning villages and kill ing, peasants instead of making an at tempt to break up insurgent bands. The Turks are making a clean sweep of the whole Bulgarian element. The Alba nian soldiers in the vilayet of Adrianople are stated to be entirely beyond control. At Kostursco influential beys com plained to the officers of the excesses committed by the troops. The officers re sented the criticism and told the soldiers that the beys were friends of the revo lutionaries, whereupon the soldiers burned the beys' farms. The Tur!/* have burned the villages of Almagik and~T5rikler, in the district of Losengrad. They beheaded twenty-two Bulgarians in the presence of their fam ilies. Twelve thousand troops, are as sembled around Malkotonovo, and they are engaged In pillaging and burning the villages. The population everywhere is fleeing to the forests and mountains. All the Turkish population In the district of Losengrad has received arms, arid even the boys have revolvers. The Albanian soldiers proceeding from'Odrin to Losen grad plundered the villages en route, robbed the churches and burned the vil lage of Korakej. HE PREPARES TO FLEE Prince Ferdinand Makes Ready to Leave Bulgaria. Berlin, Sept. 14.An extraordianry let ter, purporting to have been written by a Bulgarian statesman, appears in the Klelne Journal. The writer asserts that a subterranean passage leads from the cas tle of Euxinograd, where Prince Ferdinand lives as tho besieged, to the river, thru whiph the prince can escape by water when convinced that his position is no longer tenable. It is added that the Princess Clemen tine, mother of Prince Ferdinand, saw King Edward at Vienna, told him that her son was in a deplorable position and in danger of his life and begged the king to have a vessel in readiness to carry him away from Bulgaria. King Edward, it is further asserted, assured Princess Clem entine that Prince Ferdinand would always find an N asylum in England. PORTE IS REASONABLE ' Turks Seem to Have Acquired an In creased Respect for America. New York Sun Speoial Service. Washington, Sept. 14.News from Con stantinople is to the effect that the United States is getting everything it wants from the Turkish government. Never before has the sublime porte shown such eager ness to satisfy the demands of this gov ernment. Not only are the Turkish aur thorltles trying, with evident sincerity, to afford ample protection to all Ameri can citizens and interests, but they are evincing unwonted willingness to settle some of the long standing questions at issue between them and tho diplomatic representatives of the United States. With President Roosevelt's good for tune, the ordering of the European squad ron to Beirut,1 s which at first bore all the i appearance of an impulsive blunder, has shipping California, oranges to Japan. JSttti^vX+a., s^i.A.2^. sKSv- POWERS DELAY ACTION Will Await the Czar's Visit to Emperor Francis Joseph. T , London, Sept. 14.Beyond making urgent representations to Bulgaria the powers will take no action to avert war in the Balkans until the conference be tween the ezar and Emperor Francis Joseph at Vienna the latter part of ths month. The result of this decision will be to leave Turkey a free hand in the ruth less suppression of the insurrection, un less Bulgaria, unmindful of the warning of the powers that she will reap nothing from intervention, should aot, an event ually which the diplomats fear cannot long be postponed. ' Turkey has assured Great Britain as well as the other powers that she now has the revolutionary situation well in hand, protesting that her troops are show ing admirable self-restraint. Nevertheless, interest is taken here in the suggestion of the Novoe Vremya of St. Petersburg as a solution of the difficulties that of ficers of the foreign powers be attached to all Turkish repressive expeditions, with authority to prevent unnecessary cruelty. It is reiterated strongly that Russia is acting solely in tne interests of peace and entirely above-board, and that Great Britain, while carefully watching develop ments, has expressed herself as satisfied on this score. ^ALL FOR THE DUKE The Marriage Settlements May Give Duke of Roxburghe the Goelet ., Millions. ! Newport, R. I.. Sept. 14.It is under stood that the Duke of Roxburghe will leave Newport to-morrow for New York, where he will meet his attorneys, who are coming to draw up the settlement for his marriage with Miss Goelet. There have, been all kinds of rumors afloat as to whact the terms are to be, one being that ths duke is to get all of Miss Goelet's estate. The parties interested decline to talk on the subject. Ever since the announce ment of the engagement the duke and Miss Goelet hive been seen in each - other's company continually,, but other than the entertainments given for them by Mrs. Goelet' and Mrs. Cornelius Vander blle, few social events have been arranged In their honor. It Is likely that there will be a round of. festivities when they arrive in New, York previous to the wedding. ,*^ A commercial agent of the Japanese govern ment Is In California to make an experiment off v f _ turned out to be a good thing in more ways than one. James G. Blaine used to say: "There is no such thing as suc cessful diplomacy without big guns be hind it." An even greater diplomatist than Mr. BlaineSecretary Haysays: "It should not, perhaps, be so, but it is so, that thfe presence of a few steel-shoot ing machines in a Turkish harbor greatly facilitates the progress of the gentle art of diplomacy with the Turkish govern- ment." . ' . Praise for Lelshman. Minister Lelshman, our representative at Constantinople, is coming in for a good deal of praise concerning the manner in which he has handled matters at his post. It is admitted that Mr. Leishman is an exponent of . what Is known as "shirt sleeve diplomacy," but that seems to be the kind which is most effective in Con stantinople. Mr. Leishman had occasion to do a good deal of plain talking to tha sultan, and in characterizing the conduct of the grand vizier, he has not hesitated to call a spade a spade. About a year ago the minister of for eign affairs promised reforms in the way of treating American teachers In Turkey. The grand vizier countermanded the min ister's orders. Then Lelshman called upon the grand vizier and got his promise that the original promise should be carried out.. But the old man again put in a stop or der. This raised the ire of the minister, and he wired /or authority to demand his passports. At the same time he demanded an interview with the sultan, such as only ambassadors are supposed to be accorded. The sultan granted it, and Leishman un bosomed himself. He practically called every man in the empire, from the grand vizier down, the cheapest of prevaricators he ever met. The sultan did not get an gry. He got the minister's promise to re sume relations with the grand vizier, as suring him that the premier was old and forgetful. $ NEARINQ THE FRONTIER Turkish Troops Are Massing Along tha Bulgarian Border. Paris, Sept. 14.Foreign office advices from Bulgaria show- that the situation is growing more serious owning to reports that the Turkish troops are slowing Hear ing the border. If their advance con-, tinues there will be a general mobiliza tion of the Bulgarian forces preparatory to meeting eventualities. A Russo-Austrian note to the powers has been received here and is now under consideration. It sets forth that in the event of hostilities between Turkey and Bulgaria, Russia and Austria will not give their* support to either of the parties, but will hold each of them to a strict ac countability for their actions. It is ex pected that France will adhere to ths Russo-Austrian attitude. it w m ill V 1 if '' .5 t * fi. t h.