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War When It Comes Will Be Duel Between Russia and Turkey-Other Powers Will Be In at Division. London, Feb. 10.-The Turkish view of the Balkin situation is set forth in the Pall Mall Gazette by a staff officer who served in the last Russo-Turkish war. He says: "There have been many false alarms, but this spring trouble will come. The only convincing sign to be found in the circumstances of Count Ignatieffts tour of the Balkans in commemoration of Russian victor ies was not sufficient motive for his speeches. These were of a sort cal culated to make mischief. He did not improvise those speeches or make them on his own responsibility. That is not the Russian way. It follows that in fomenting trouble he was carrying out the settled policy of the Russian foreign office. It is reason able to infer that the trouble he made publicly was not. all the trouble he made. "What one has to remember is that Macedonia is always ready to rise whenever she sees a chance of for eign assistance, but the leaders know perfectly well that without foreign assistance their case is hopeless. "Bulgarian assistance is not enough. The Turks are quite capable of stopping the Bulgarians without bringing a single man from Asia Minor. This fact is well known in Macedonia, Bulgaria and Russia. There willbe no serious rising in Mace donia until Russia gives the word. If Russia gives the word it will be because she is sure of a free hand without interference from the other powers. Has Russia a free hand? At present everything depends on the answer to that question, and I be lieve that it can be answered in the affirmative. "Take the powers one by one. Since Lord Salisbury's speech about put ting money on the wrong horse, Rus sia has held that England does not count in Balkan politics. France is her ally, and the alliance may be pre sumably relied upon to keep Germany quiet. "Some small concession on the Adriatic coast will easily conciliate any objection Italy may be disposed to raise. There remains Austria. Has Austria been first isolated and then squared with a promise of Servia or otherwise? That question is the ulti mate pivot of the situation, and though the actual facts are secrets locked in the breasts of foreign min isters. there are certain indications from which any observer can draw his I own conclusions. We may safely say that Count Lamsdorff's tour resulted in some arrangements with Austria. "The program of reforms which Russia. France and Austria have pressed upon the sultan will not be carried out. The snows will melt and the insurgents will take to the moun tains. The rising will be put down and the bloodshed involved will be exaggerated. The Macedonian conm mittee will be no longer held back. Bulgaria will come to the rescue of Macedonia, and Russia will have to ':ome tbthe rescue of Bulgaria. Aus tria will have to stand aside, keeping in the ring and awaiting the stipulat ed reward of a war like the last one. The war will be a duel between Rus sia and Turkey." PROTEST ACAINST SEATING SMOOT Document Is Sent to Senate but Will Not Be Presented Until Utah Man's Credentials are Handed In. vv anuligLUU, reu. IJ.-enator LO3ur rows, chairman of the committee on privileges and elections, has received a protest against the seating of Reed Smoot as a senator from Utah, on the ground that he is an apostle of the Mormon church and that as such he should not represent the people of Utah in the senate. The document is very voluminous and quotes very lib erally from sermons, speeches and other Mormon utterances, showing the power of the priesthood of the Mormon church over all matters spiritual and temporal. Senator Frye, MASQUERADED ASAMESSENCER BOY Spokane, Feb. 10.-After having masqueraded for nearly fpur months as a messenger boy, in order to earn her living, a pretty 16-year-old girl found that her masquerade was pene trited and she was taken by OiBcers 8eanl.m and Briley to the police 10a: ,be a~nitted her sr. Revolution Inevitable. IVienna, Feb. 10.-Much attentioi has been attracted here to a. statemen made in the Bulgarian sobranje o1 Friday by M. Strachimiroff, a membe of the opposition, that the Macedon ian movement did not result fron Turkish oppression, but was the out come of the growth of national senti ment among the Macedonians. The speaker declared that there would be a revolution whether reforms were introduced or not. Bulgaria Will Invade. \ Vienna, Feb. 10.-It is asserted here that Bulgaria is' determined tc invade Turkey in the event of an in sdrrection in Macedonia and that the Macedonian element in Bulgaria is so strong that nothing can prevail a4ainst it. Preparations for a great rising are proceeding openly. Four hundred of flOers in the Bulgarian arniy are ask ing for a prolonged leave, which will not be refused, in order to assist the rising in Macedonia. It is reiterated that seven bands, aggregating 6,000 men, already have been formed. The bands will spread throughout Mac e4onia under daring leaders and it is calculated that they will soon be reinforced a hundredfold. The unusually mild weather now ptevailing in the Balkans is held to favor an early outbreak, the only dif ficulty being the lack of funds, which it is intended to overcome by the forcible levy of a patriotic tax on Macedonians. It is further asserted that if Bulgaria is unsuccessful, she is assured of Russian support. Mobilization Is Confirmed. Paris, Feb. 10.-The Figaro this morning, commenting on the state ment of the Turkish embassy, says that its denial does not apply to the news the Figaro published on Satur day that Turkey had ordered the mobilization of 240,000 troops, as that information has been confirmed from a number of independent sources. The Turkish denial, continues the Figaro, merely proves that Turkey realizes the danger of the order of mobiliza tion and now hesitates to execute it. Proposed Reforms. Constantinople, Feb. 10.-The plan for the proposed reforms in Mace doniia which the Russian and Aus trian embassies will present to the porte this week is understood to con tain no proposal of a political char acter. both Austria and Russia claim ing to desire the maintenance of the status quo. The scheme simply pro posed palliative administrative meas ures. Russian Officers Ordered to Be Ready London; Feb. 10.-It is announced in a dispatch to a news agency from St. Petersburg that all the officers of the Russian army reserves have been notified to hold themselves in readiness to rejoin their regiments in 24 hours in the event of mobiliza tion orders being issued. The meas tire, it is added, appears to be con nected with fears of trouble in the Balkans. as president pro tem of the senate, read a copy of the protest. It was decided by Senators Burrows and Frye not to present the protest to the senate until Mr. Smoot's creden tials are presented, when both will be referred to the committee on priv ileges and elections. A statement furnished to the com mittee gives the politics and occupa tion of the signers to show that all of them are of high standing in the state. It shows that 150 of the sign ers are republicans and four demo crats. There was no better messenger boy in the service of the Western Union than pretty "Charley Scott," so the officials of the company say. Now that it is all over Maud is heartily wearied of it. She welcomed being taken to the Salvation Army rescue h6ae, and announces that skirts are -w4 enough for her. BAD SNOWSLIDE. Parts of Track Were Buried Forty . Feet Deep; Seattle, Wash., Feb. 10.-Early this morning a snowslide as bad as has' happened this season occurred on the Great Northern road between Leaven worth and the Cascade tunnel and stoped all traffic. The overland train, due to arrive here Monday night, did not get into Seattle until tonight, and passengers say it is the worst condition that has prevailed in the mountains this win ter. As soon as the slide was report ed snow plows and crews were set. to work, and it took almost 20 hours to get the track clear. The slide was about 400 feet in length and parts of the track were buried 40 feet deep. FRIGHTENS THE BREWERS. Innocent Little Bill Is Slipper Through the House. Washington, Feb. 10.-A little bil slipped through the .house on January 7, without attracting any attention which has since caused a commotior among the brewers and distillers ol the country. It provides that liquor; transported into any state or terri tory shall upon arrival at the bound ary of such state before and afte, delivery' be subject to the operation of the laws of such state and shall not be exempt from such laws by rea son of being introduced in original packages or otherwise. The effect of the bill if it becomes a law, will be to bar out liquors from prohibition states or districts in states where prohibition prevails by local option. MARY BAIN'S CHARACTER. Lady Wants Damages for Language Used by John Ryan. [Special to The Gazette.] Butte, Feb. 11.-Mary Bain is su ing John Ryan for $5,000 in the courts here for defamation of character. Mary alleges in her complaint that Ryan has used scandalous language against her on numerous occasions and names several witnesses in sup port of her allegation. MRS. FAIR LIVED LONCEST HEIRS CLAIM SHE SURVIVED HUS BAND THIRTY MINUTES. With This Evidence They Begin Ac tion to Set Aside Agreement Not to Make Contest. New York, Feb. 9.-The heirs of Mrs. Charles Fair, who, with her hus band was killed in an automobile ac cident in France in August last, have begun an action here to set aside an agreement which they entered into with Mrs. Theresa Oelrichs and Mrs. Virginia Vanderbilt, sisters of Chas. Fair, not to, start a contest over the estate. By the agreement, Mrs. Nel son was to receive $125,000 and her daughter's jewelry, valued at $100, 000. It was claimed at the time that un der the California laws Mr. Fair out lived his wife, and therefore his rela tives were entitled to his estate, es timated at $6,000,000. Mrs. Fair's rela tives now say they are prepared to prove that she lived 30 minutes long er than her husband, and as he had : xecuted a will leaving his entire estate to her, they are entitled to the whole of it. Besides filing a com plaint, counsel for the Nelson family filed a lis peadens' against property on Riverside drive and Seventy-fifth street, this city, which they claim vas the private property of Mrs Fair. They also claim. furniture, clothing, silverware, jewelry, bonds and se curities and real estate in San Fran cisco of the total value of $500,000, which they contend Mrs. Fair pos sessed independent of her husband. They allege that when the defend ants offered the settlement, which was accepted, they well knew that Mrs. Fair outlived her husband, and the statement that she died before him was made to defkaud theml of he estate. Bad Flood at Macon. Macon, Ga., Feb. 9.-The Ocmulgee river at this point is 21 feet above e ow water mark. All trains on the Southern have been annulled, the racks above and below Macon being inder water. One of McKinley's Doctors Dead. Buffalo, N. Y.. Feb. 10.-Dr. Her man Mynter died at his home to ,ikht. Dr. Mynter was one of the best-known surgeons in this part of he state, and was one of the doctors :ho attended President .McKinley af ter he was abOt. NOTE DELIVERED TO AMBASSADOR Optimistic Feeling Said to Prevail in Berlii Over Venezuelan Situation Finds No Re flection in Washington. Washington, Feb. 10.-Mr. Bowen has formally accepted Great Britain's protocol, framed to secure a reference of the Venezuelan dispute to The Hague arbitration, tribunal. He car ried his note of acceptance to the British embassy today and personal ly presented it to Ambassador Her bert. He expressed the opinion that it was a document of a high order from a diplomatic point of view. Washiigton, Feb. 10.-The optimis tic feeling cherished in Berlin touch ing the Venezuelan negotia;ions does not find a reflex here, where today the situation is precisely as it was yes terday, with Mr. Bowen and the Ger man and Italian representatives far apart, though it never has been thought that the gap could be closed by the exhibition of moderation on both sides. While waiting to hear from thleir home offces the allies' rep resentatives here are in constant communication with Mr. Bowen, while Mr. Bowen has insisted upon going personally to the British embassy to relieve the ambassador from further endangering his health while his at CENTRAL AMERICANS HAVE NEWjWAR London, Feb. 10.-The Daily Mail this morning publishes a dispatch from Guatemala declaring that war has been proclaimed between Guate mala on one side and Salvador and Honduras on the other. According to previous dispatches from Panama, Guatemala and Salva dor were on the point of war at the beginning of February. The Salva dorean and Guatemalan: armies, com manded by their respective presi dents, Generals Regalado and Cabera, were on the frontier accompanied by revolutionary refugees. Troops were contsantly leaving the capital of Salvador, San Salvador, for the Guatemalan -frontier. Nicaragua was actively helping General Regala do, president of Salvador. The Nic araguan cruiser, Momotombo, had landed at Acatjutla, Salvador, 1,500 rifles and. 400,000 rounds of ammuni tion, which President Zelaya of Nic aragua, had sent from the Guatemala revolutionists. Honduras is also said to be acting with Salvador and Nica ragua in opposition to Guatemala. It seemed that the movement, according to Panama dispatches, was the out ANTI-TRUSI BILL IS TALKED OVER President Roosevelt Discusses Proposed Legislation With Senators and Members of Congress. Washington, Feb. 10.-Discussion of anti-frust legislation was continued at the white house today. President Roosevelt had several conferences with senators and representatives concerning the pending measures, the question revolving about the Nelson publicity 'amendment to department of commerce bill, the Elkins rebate bill and the Littlefleld bill, which was passed by the house on Saturday. Early in the day the president had a conference with Mr. Littlefleld. The latter is urging strongly that his measure be taken up and passed by the senate. He maintained that while the Nelson amendment pro vides for publicity as to some of the YOUNG IS SENTENCED TO SING SING New York, Feb. 10.-William Hoop er Young, on trial for the murder of Mrs. Anna Pulitzer, pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree today and was sentenced to life -imprison ment. Justice Herrick explained that he had advised Young's counsel to change his plea and also advised the district attorney to accept it, this action be ing taken because of the prisoner's mental condition. According to the report of the doctors, he wag not in sane in the legal aspect of insanity, but from a purely medical point of view, he is not sane. Id sentencing Young, the justice said: tack of grip lasts. The personal relations between the negotiators are now pleasant, and it is a matter of regret to them that they cannot make better headway in their effort to ad just the Venezuelan trouble. Mr. Bowen is working out this great problem alone as far as his own side is concerned, but notwithstanding he is opposed by three exceedingly capable, diplmatists here, it is still believed that he will succeed in mak ing terms honorable and satisfactory to Venezuela if he is not crossed by some influences in Caracas. As tending to remove friction be tween the allies and remove the idea that preferential treatment has been shown in other matters than cash payments, the aninouncement is now made that Mr Bowen has agreed that upon the conclusion of the contro versy between Venezuela and the al lies, all the trade treaties which ex isted between them shall come again into force with further negotiations. It is expected that this concession will go far toward relieving apprehension on the part of the allies that they would suffer from commercial retalia tion after the war. come of the congress of the Central American republics at Corinto, Nic argua, last year, at which a treaty was drawn up and subsequently sign ed providing for arbitration of every disagreement between the republics. While the congress was being held, a serious misunderstanding occurred between President Regalado of Sal. vador, and President Cabera of Guat emala. It was announced from San Jose, Costa Rica, that the Central American court of compulsory arbitra tion had been installed there, but that Guatemala had refused to participate. The movement on the part of Salva dor, Nicargua and Honduras was re ported to be aimed against Guate mala in consequence of their atti tude at the Corinto congress and against Porto Rico, which is supposed to sympathize with Guatemala. Central American union would be the ostensible object of the war, the real motive of which, according to Panama advices, was that the pres idents of Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras wished to follow Mexico's Inrecedent, and establish a federative republic of the Central American sta.tes. operations of corporations it does not go so far as his measure, and not so far as congress ought to go in the matter. Later Senators Spooner and Aldrich had extended talks with the president about trust legislation. With other callers the president disucssed the subject, urging upon all, it is under stood, the desirability that congress should enact the Nelson amendment and the Elkins rebate measure. It is the consensus of opinion among members of congress that both of those measures will be enacted into law and that it is scarcely likely that congress will go further with anti trust legislation at the present ses sion. "There is no occasion now for me to make any remark as to the enormity of your offense. You are aware of the penalty of your crime. The sen tence of the court is that you be con fined in state prison at Sing Sing at hard labor for the termn of your natural .life." For the first time since the case was called Young walked into court today without assistance. His eyes had lost their look of vacant terror, and he sat straight in his chair look hag at the court. His responses to the questions of the judge, however, were made in an inaudible voice. He showed no signs of perturbation after *eantence had been passed. ICLARK TO RACE IN THE EAST. Will Follow in Footsteps of Marcus Daly and Keep a Big String. New York, Feb. 10.-Senator W. A. Clark, the multi-millionaire of Mon tana, has decided to establish a big raglag stable in the east. Years ago he raced a little on the Montana cir cult. He proposes to make his re-entry in a style befitting his great wealth. With this end in view he has con suited with Mr. F. R. Hitchcock, the well known member of the Jockey club, and Mr. P. J. Dwyer, that most capable and astute racing man, as to the material he should secure. The senator aims to rival the rac ing establishments of such magnates and fellow millionaires as William C. Whitney, A. Belmont, L. V. Bell, J. 'B. Haggin, and many others who are represented in the rich stakes con tested for at the various tracks. In taking this step, Senator Clark is practically following in the foot steps of his former partner and later great rival, the late Marcus Daly. While Senator Clark can hardly be considered in the light of a newcomer on the turf, having owned and raced in the west, in his own name and colors, a few horses some 10 years ago, his advent at this time is consid ered as specially significant, because of his stated determination t% make his second racing venture on a much larger scale. As evidence of his intention, the fact that he is negotiating for the services 'of Lew Elmore Ias trainer adds its weight. No better handler or conditioner of thoroughbreds ever left the Blue Grass country than the man who presided over the destinies of the Lotos stable when W. J. Ar kell's Belle of Lexington was one of its bright particular stars. Trainer Elmore will doubtless be consulted in the purchase of the horses of which this stable will be composed. Trainer Lew Elmore also enjoys the distinction of having tratned Ethelbert, Perry Belmont's great champion, when that famous handi cap horse was a 2-year-old and the property of James N. Galway. Senator Clark has declared his in tention of racing almost exclusively in the east. He recently confided to a friend that he might go as far west as Chicago, where the Washing ton park, Harlem and Hawthorne rac ing properties are proving worthy grounds for disciples of "the sport of kings." But his operations there 1 would be largely confined to such of their special events as tempt other wealthy lovers of racing in this vi cinity. The step to be taken by Senator Clark shows in a marked degree how stable and popular the sport is be-_ coming in this state through the ef forts of Mr. August Belmont and hip confreres, who compose the racifig commission of the Jockey club. At the Hoffman "house yesterday afternoon, where the welcome news of Senator Clark's determination was told first, 'nothing but commendttion could be heard. The man who was sponsor for the story said the senator proposed to, as he expressed it, "be in the first flight." Just what his immediate plans are have not been made known. It is about settled, however, that his com mission will be in the market for any promising 2-year- olds that may be uncovered from time to time, and that he will be, during the forthcOm ing season, a liberal offer of yearlings. Whether Senator Clark will be rep resented during the coming seasop in the older division is a mere ma. ter of conjecture. But it is understodM that Mr. Elmore favors the purchase of one or more good overnight handi cap horses with which he can operate. The senator will doubtless, in the event of his securing any good horses during the next few weeks, be a lib eral subscriber' to the stakes of the Saratcga association, which do not close until sometime in the early part of March next. C. M. Nichols Dead. Springfield, O., Feb. 9.-C. M. Nichols, former editor of the Daily Republic and secretary of the board of trade, died here yesterdlay, ag4d 84 years. With His Holiness. R6me, Feb. 9.-The newspapers an nounce that in view of the number of: pilgrimages that he will have to receive during February the pope de cided to suspend his audiences yes terday and today. To Increase Pensions.' Washington, Feb. 10.-A bill was in troduced today by Senator Burton providing that henceforth the mini- - mum pension shall be $12. It provides for an increase to 'that figure of all pensions now below that sum. ST. 4OHNJIS HEADACHE CURE vi" *ure yoar headache. "old by Chapie Drug GO. '