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VOLUME LXXIX.— NO. 9.
SCARED THE SULTAN Completely Unnerved by a Subject Who Presented a Petition. DEMAND OF THE POWERS Representatives Instructed to Insist Upon Second Guardships. SAID STAYS IN THE EMBASSY. Lord Salisbury Approves the Action of Sir Philip Currie in Afford ing a Shelter. LONDON, Ens., Dec. B.— A dispatch from Constantinople, dated December 6, says that on Friday, during the Selamlik, when the Sultan went to the mosque to perform his devotions, an incident oc curred that caused a great commotion. As the Sultan was leaving the mosque a man in Turkish dress, holding a petition in one of his hands, pushed through the cordon of military guarding the route and threw himself in front of the imperial carriage. He was immediately arrested and hustled off to prison. The affair created much excitement, owing to the general feeling of anxiety. The Sultan was completely unnerved, and his face was deathly pale. There is no doubt that he thought an attempt was about to be made on his life. The contents of the petition are unknown. The dispatch adds that all the representatives of the powers have now received instructions from their Governments to insist upon the admission of the second guard ships to Constantinople. Action on the demand is therefore imminent. Said Pasha, the ex-Grand Vizier, still remains at the British Embassy, where he sought refuge believing that his life was in danger. He is obdurate to all the Sultan's appeals to leave the embassy. The Sultan sent one of the palace sheikhs to the embassy to persuade Said Pasha to leave, but the sheikh failed as completely as had previous messengers from the palace. After the sheikh had left admis sion was refused to all other messengers from the Sultan. His Majesty thereupon re quested the diplomats of the other powers to make representations to Said Pasha, but they will make no attempt to bring pres sure to bear upon him. They will leave him entire liberty of action in the negotia tions between himself and the palace. The , resolution adopted by the diplomats at their meeting Thursday, which was later handed to Said Pasha by Baron yon Calice, the Austrian Embassador, was to this effect. It also referred to the powers sup- porting Said Pasha if he should accept the Grand Vizierate which the Sultan has asked him to do. The Daily News will to-morrow pnblish a dispatch from Constantinople, dated yes terday, saying it is believed that the mes sengers sent by the Sultan to Said Pasha expressed great regard for him and as- sured him that he was mistaken in regard to his Majesty's intentions. The dispatch adds that it is probable that Said Pasha will voluntarily leave the Embassy. Lord Salisbury has sent a message to Sir Philip Currie, the British Embassador, expressing his approval of his conduct in harboring Said Pasha. In the meantime the gates of the Embassy are closed and a force from the Imogene patrols the grounds. Prime Minister Salisbury has written a letter to the president of the Armenian relief fund informing him that the British Consul at Moush telegraphed to Sir Philip Currie on December 4 that many Armen ians in the Bitlis district were without food and in danger of starvation. Mr. Gladstone has written to the Anglo- Armenian Association commending the proposal to hold a meeting in London on Tuesday. He says that the case of the Armenians has been rendered even graver by the astonisning language ascribed to the German Emperor, an ascription in which Mr. Gladstone trusts there is not a word of truth. Mr. Gladstone does not indicate what utterance of the Emperor he refers to. The Berlin correspondent of the Stand ard telegraphs that he hears that the dip lomats in Constantinople are negotiating to fix a day when the second guard ships 5-half with the Sultan's permission steam up to the Turkish capital. CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Dec. B.— M. Nelidoff, the Russian Embassador, had a private audience with the Sultan to-day. It is reported that he conveyed to his Majesty a messaee from the Czar. The British Embassy is surrounded by police spies. A trustworthy writer de clares that twelve Armenians and ten Turks have been slain in Sivas. ROME, Italy, Dec. B.— The cruiser Pie monte, which was ordered a few days ago to rejoin the Italian squadron in the Le vant, has started from Naples for tne East. SO AGGREHSIVB POLICY. That Is the Attitude of the at. Petersburg and Berlin. Cabinets. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 9.— A special cable dispatch to the Herald from Vienna says: The Cabinets of St. Petersburg and Berlin will not consent to any aggressive policy with regard to the Eastern crisis. They regard Said Fasha as simply a rebel, and the asylum given him in the British embassy at Constantinople as a violation of the rights of the Sultan. The German Government has postponed the depaiture of the ironclad Hagen for Turkish waters. WILL SOT BROOK DELAY. Representatives Will Follow Tip the Gwardahips Question. LONDON, Cal., Dec. 8.-The Times will to-morrow publish a dispatch from Con stantinople saying that M. Nelidoff, ths Kussian Embassador, informed the repre sentatives of the other powers on Friday that he was prepared to follow up the guardships question. The message that the Embassador delivered to the Sul tan Sunday was in connection with this ipatter. The representatives are awaiting The San Francisco Call. the result of M. Nelidoff's audience with his Majesty. The dispatch adds that an irade ap pointing Said Pasha, a Kurd, as Grand Vizier, may be issued at any moment. The determination of ex-Grand Vizier Said Pasha to leave ihe country remains unbroken. A dispatch to the Times from Rome says that advices received in that city from Constantinople state that the representa tives of the powers have agreed to propose a definite date when the Sultan must re ply to the demands that extra guard ships be permitted to enter the Bosphorus. TORTURED AND MURDERED. American and Native Missionaries in Paraguay Met With a Terrible Fate. ASUNCION , Paraguay, Dec. B.—Protes tant missionaries, Horace Wither, George Allison and James Simpson, Americans, and Melescia Rodrigues and Jose Munosa, natives, left here over a fortnight ago, ac companied by thirteen native servants and followers for a missionary tour through the interior. They passed Humaita safely, where they preached, and then started to cross into Argentine. Thursday afternoon traders arrived who brought news that they had found a number of bodies twenty miles from Humaita. A force was sent and found fourteen bodies, among which were all of the missionaries. It appears that they had been horribly tortured be fore being kill d, lingers and toes being torn from the bodies and fire applied to soles of the ,feet. The authorities claim they can find no trace of the murderers. It is believed the deed was the work of fanatics, as very few valuables were taken. The affair caused great indigna tion among all classes. Many bandits abound in that section. ENGLAND AND VENEZUELA. Minister Andrade Has Not Been Informed of Any Demand. It Is Plain, However, That His Govern ment Is Not Disposed to Pay the Indemnity. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. B.— Dr. An drade, the Venezuelan Minister at Wash ington, has not been informed that the re [ ported demand by Great Britain on his Government for $60,000, as indemnity for the arrest of British subjects within the disputed border, has been received at Cara cas. Minister Andrade, however, says he will undoubtedly be notified after the mat ter is placed in President Crespo's hands. He expressed surprise to-night at the re port that England should present such a claim, and stated that it could not be called an ultimatum, as it was an original demand, and there would be much corre spondence and investigation before it could reach that status. Diplomatic relations between Great Britain and Venezuela, he stated, have been suspended for some time, and for that reason the German Minister acts as representative of the British Government at Caracas. He added that the President of the Venezuela people was against yield ing to the British in the present dispute, and they would be very likely to object to paying an indemnity. The legation here has not been in re ceipt of news in regard to the revolution in the republic since the Ist inst., but the Minister says he does not attach any im portance to it, as the present dispatches state the fighting is entirely confined to the frontier. A mail is expected at the le gation to-morrow giving the latest devel opments in Venezuelan affairs. ENGAGEMENT OF HARRISON. It la Staled the Ex-President Will Marry Mrs. Dimmick. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. B.— A dispatch from Washington was published here this morning stating that Mrs. Dimmick, a niece of the late Mrs. Benjamiu Harrison, would shortly marry the ex-President. Regarding the report the Tribune to-mor row will say : "Mrs. Dimraick lives at 680 West Thirty eighth street in this city. When a Tribune reporter called to see her yesterday she courteously begged to be excused, ana, in reply to a query as to the truth of the re port, sent back word that she was much distressed to think that such a report had been circulated and that she must be ex cused from saying anything. A member of the family supplemented Mrs. Dim mick's reply by saying that General Har rison was the proper person to be seen upon this matter." NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. B.— A Sun spe cial from Indianapolis, Ind., says: Ex- President Harrison refuses to confirm or deny the report that he and Mrs. Dimmick are to be married. Several months ago, when the same rumor was current, he gave it an unqualified denial. None of his per sonal friends here has been admitted to his confidence if it is true that he and Mrs. Dimmick are to be married. liOWN AN EMBANKMENT. An Engineer and Two Brakemen Killed hy an Accident. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 8.-A switch engine of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Harlem River Branch, while on its way to Van Ness this morn ing, left the track and ran down an em bankment and turned over, instantly kill ing the engineer and two brakenian. The dead: Thomas Fitzgerald, engineer, 38 years old; Fred Maples, brakeman, 40 years old; Thomas McNally, brakenian, 40 years old, all of this city. There were three other trainmen in the cab of the locomotive, when it jumped down the embankment, but they escaped with slight injuries, with the exception of Thomas Bannon, conductor, who received a severe scalp wo unc'. Stabbed Hit Wife and Child. LIVE OAK, Fla., Dec. B.— Near Lnra ville, Fla., to-day Joseph Fields murdered his wife and stabbed bis little girl and fled. Neighbors suspecting something was wrong, entered the house. Mrs. Fields' body," covered with wounds, was found on the floor, and her baby was dabbling in the blood. The little eirl was not seriously hurt. Jealousy was the cause. Heath of Captain Cotter. NEW YORK, N. V.. Dec. B.— Captain John H. Coster, one of the best known of the old-time racing men in America, died here on Saturday afternoon from an affection of the heart. SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1895. JOHN BULL'S FAT FRIEND. CLEVELAND— " But I say, friend Bull, where is the Democratic party? " [After New York Recorder.] GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA Death of the Noted Journalist and Author After a Long Illness. FAMOUS AS A COBRESPONDENT. Through Many Lands He Traveled Both in Time of War and Peace. LONDON, Eng., Dec. B.— George Augus tus Sala, the well-known journalist and author, died this morning at Brighton, where he had been ill a long time. George Augustus Henry Sala was the THE LATE GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA, THE NOTED WAR CORRESPONDENT AND AUTHOR. son of an Italian gentleman, who married a favorite English singer of West Indian extraction. He was born in London in 1828, was brought up with a view to follow ing art as a profession, but quitted it for literature, and became a constant contri butor to household works. He was an ex tensive and regular contributor to the Welcome Guest, the founder and first editor of the Temple Bar Magazine, for which he wrote the stories of "The Seven Sons of Mammon" and "Captain Danger ous," afterward republished as separate works; wrote for several years in the Illus trated London News, the Hogarth papers, in the Cornhill Magazine and a story en titled "Quite Alone" for All the Year Round, which appeared in a separate form in November, 1864. He went as special correspondent of the Daily Telegraph to the United States in 1863, and on his return, at the close of 1864, published the result of his observa tions under the title of "America in the Midst of War." He wrote, in 186-1. a series of graphic letters for the Daily Telegraph from Algeria, and revisited Algeria and Mo rocco in 1875. In 1870 Mr. Sala was at Metz and in eastern France as war cor respondent for the Daily Telegraph. After witnessing the fall of the empire in Paris on September 4, he went to Rome to record the entry of the Italian army into the eternal city. In January, 1875, he visited Spain on the occasion of the entry of Alfonso XII. On his return in April he was dispatched to Venice to describe the fetes consequent on the interview of the Emperor Francis Joseph and King Victor Emmanuel, and he afterward published his impressions under the title of "Two Kings and a Kaiser." In December, 1876, he visited Russia as special correspondent for the Daily Tele graph; and traveling from St. Petersburg to Moscow proceeded thence to Warsaw, and subsequently traversed the length of the empire to observe the mobilization, then in progress, of tbe Russian army, ultimately reaching Odessa and Constan tinople by the Black Sea in time for the opening of the conference on the Eastern question. _______________^ Troovs for Ashantee. LONDON, Enq., Dec. B.— A dispatch re ceived here announced the arrival at Cape Coast Castle of the steamer Angola from Liverpool, which is conveying the first de tachment of troops for the Ashantee expe dition. Tne dispatch adds that a tornado, ac companied by a most violent downfall of rain, prevailed Saturday. The town was flooded and the officers were forced to seek refuge in the castle, their beds in many cases having been washed away. The rains have done much damage to the roads. Soon to Become a Mother. LONDON, Eng., Dec. B.— The accouche ment ot the Duchess of York is daily ex pected. LORD DUNRAVEN'S CHARGE i Satisfactory Progress Made Toward Holding an Investigation. CORRESPONDENCE OF THE CLUBS [ Hon. E. J. Phelps, Ex-Minister to Eng land, and Captain Mahan Added to the Committee. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. B.— George L. Rives to-day issued a statement giving the • correspondence between the New York Yacht Club and the Earl of Dunraven and the Royal Yacht Squadron in regard to in vestigation of the charges made by Lord Dunraven as to the alleged surreptitious loading of the Defender so as to increase her load water line. Mr. Rives is one of a committee of three appointed by the New York Yacht Club to investigate the truth or falsity of Lord Dun raven's allegations. The statement commences with a copy of H. Maitland Kersey's letter of October 18 to the New York Yacht Club, in which that gentleman stated that he had re ceived a cablegram from the Earl of Dun raven offering to come to New York and place himself at the disposal of the inves tigating committee. Then follows a copy of a letter from the committee to Mr. Kersey requesting him to communicate to Lord Dunraven that the investigation would be commenced immediately upon bis arrival and requesting to be informed of the probable date of his departure for America. The copy of a letter sent Richard Grant, secretary of the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes, follows, in which the committee, after setting forth the resolution of the New York Yacht Club appointing the committee and providing for the investi gation, says: "It appears that Lord Dunraven's state ment, published in the Field, is 'mainly extracted' from a letter which he sent to the secretary of the Royal Yacht Squad son on September 24 last. We therefore beg to inquire whether the charges last mentioned have been laid before the Royal Yacht Squadron, and whether any and what action has been taken by the yacht squadron upon the subject. In view of the grave imputation of the representative of the Royal Yacht Squadron in an inter national race between the two great yacht clubs the New York Yacht Club feels that the most searching and complete investi gation of the facts and of the charges against the representatives of the New York Y r acht Club should be promptly begun. It is our purpose to conduct such investigation so as to satisfy every fair minded man on either side of the Atlantic, and to that end we have already communi cated with the Earl of Dunraven and re quested hia presence in accordance with the offer made by him. The result of the investigation, with all testimony taken, will be transmitted to you." In answer to this the committee, accord ing to the statement, received the follow ing answer December 5: LONDON, Esq., Dec. 5, 1895.— Committee thanks you for your cable. Squadron has taken and can take no action, it being purely a personal matter. Lord Punraven does not request the squadron to interfere. Am writ ing. Grant. Continuing, the statement says that on the following day the committee received through Mr. Kersey two cables from Lord Dunraven, the first reading: "Kindly inform committee that I will rail at the earliest possible moment, 7th or 11th, probably former. Regret delay, but must have statements of skippers, etc., now scattered." The second message read: "Shall come by Germanic, 11th, certain. Kindly in form committee. ' In conclusion the committee states that by virtue of the resolution under which it was appointed it has the power to increase its number, and has therefore, upon re ceiving Lord Dunraven's replies, added two new members, Hon. E. J. Phelps, late United States Minister to England, and the well-known naval authority and offi cer, Captain A. T. Mahan. Both gentle men have promised to serve. WILL UJLTWABD CONFESS? Preparations to Hold the Execution in Private. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Dec. B.— Sheriff Holm berg has only slight preparations to make for the hanging of Harry Hay ward, which will occur early Wednesday. The execution having been originally set for June 21 the scaffold was built and the rope purchased. Sheriff Holmberg received many telegrams last night and many more to-day asking for the privilege of seeing Hayward hanged. "I propose to conform strictly to the law," the Sheriff said. "I am allowed to choose six friends to see the execution, but I do not intend to take ad vantage even of that. Only those whose presence ( is required will be there." Hayward's closing remark last night, "I have plenty to say, but I will say it when I am allowed to speak Wednesday morning," is taken by some to mean that he intends to confess. TROUBLE IN THE DOMINION Premier Greenway's Policy De clared to Be Purely Suicidal. So Dark Grow the Shadows That There Is a Prospect of Open Rebellion. OTTAWA, Quebec, Dec. B.— There is an ominous silence in, Government circles, and those in a position to know state that although the dark rumors of a week ago from Manitoba were of a very grave na ture, additional news has been received during the last two days which puts an even darker character to events, and a shadow that cannot fail to foreshadow a difficult page in the history of the Do minion. Ever since Premier Green way announced his intention of making a bitter fight against all offers of arbitration or attempts at coercion the entire province has been in a state of foment, and it would only re quire the slightest spark to fire the train with surely unwelcome results. The agents of the Government have been very ac tively at work in the whole of the region, and in their report virtually state that the Premier's policy as he has dictated and announced his intention of carrying it out would be purely suicidal, and that the secession of Manitoba, as predicted before, would follow immediately his action was taken. It is reported that in Winnipeg, where the Manitoba school question is practically fought, the feeling has waxed so high that it need not be a matter of surprise if bloodshed were to follow. The Dominion authorities have taken every precaution looking toward such an end and have hurried mounted police to the spot, while the regulars and military have been or dered to hold themselves in readiness in case of an outbreak. The need at present is a strong and ar bitrative hand *o take the matter firmly and settle the whole question amicably. This would be readily done if a little dispo sition for meeting half-way were shown by both parties, and in diplomatic and Gov ernment circles it is thought that extreme pressure will be brought on Premier Green way to in some manner adopt a more conciliatory code against the people of the region or dire results will ensue. Another matter for worriment is the fact that Canada now recognizes the fact that she is wrong and wholly to blame for the present boundary dispute in Alaska, and has known the fact right along. It is stated on good authority that this has been the cause of considerable brain-racking among the Cabinet as to what claims can be put forward when the question is brought up for settlement, which is liable to be soon. SICKS ESS CAUSED A. BUICIDE. Frederick. Munro Terminated His Career With a Revolver. PARIS, France. Dec. B.— Frederick Mun ro, brother of John Munro, the banker, committed suicide yesterday afternoon. He has for some time been a sufferer from cerebral excitement. He lived with his mother at 150 Avenue dcs Champs Elysees. Yesterday morning he went horseback riding in the Bois, returning to his home in time to take luncheon. He then ordered his carriage for the afternoon and withdrew to the smoking-room. An hour later his valet found him there dead. He had shot himself in the temple with a revolver. His act is attributed to a sudden attack of nervous depression. He was 37 years old. Prince Louis lUurat Dead. PARIS. France, Dec. B.— Prince Louis Murat, a member of General Duchesne's staff in Madagascar, has died from malaria. He was 23 years old. Violent Storm* Prevail. ROME, Italy, Dec. B.— Violent storms are prevailing in Tuscany, Calabria and Sicily. Several wrecks have been reported and it is teared that a numbT of lives have been lost. Suicide of a Woman. BEATRICE, Neb., Dec. B.— A woman registering as Mrs. Carrie Brown from Keokuk, lowa, was found dead at a hotel here this morning. She came here Novem ber 29, and with her was a man who regis tered as A. F. Turner with no address. He left the next day. She remained at the ho tel and conducted herself in a ladylike mander. She said that .^he expected her husband last evening, but no one came. When found this morning two bullet holes were located, one of which caused her death. PRICE FIVE CENTS. PROSPECTS ARE GOOD Rally of the California Delegation at the Capital. NEEDS JUST 27 VOTES. Prominent Republicans of ■ the West Think That San Fran- ■ cisco Will Win. CLAIMS OF THE OTHER CITIES. It Will Be Two Days, However, Before the Battle for the Convention . Begins. — i WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 8.-The to tunda of the Arlington Hotel presented an animated scene to-night. Everywhere Re publican politicians of National repute were to befound. "Joe" Manley of Maine, Chauncey I. Filley of Missouri, Fessenden of Connecticut, Payne of Wisconsin and Clarkson of lowa were conspicuous among the throng. Senator Aldrich of Rhode Island looked in for a short time to renew his acquaintance with some of his New England friends. Senator Sherman of Ohio, fresh from a long conference in the uprjer rooms of the hotel with Mark Hanna of Cleveland and others of the Ohio friends of Governor McKinley, shook hands with Senator "Tom" Carter of Montana, the chairman of the National Republican Executive Committee. Senators Platt and Hawley of Connecticut were in a group with De Young of California, while Sen ators White and Perkins of the same State, obliterating for the moment the political lines that divide them in the Senate, were using their united efforts to secure the Re publican convention for San Francisco. To-morrow the eleven members of the executive committee, of which Mr. Manley of Maine ia chairman, will meet in that gentleman's rooms at the Arlington to dis pose of certain unfinished business remain ing over since the last campaign. The first meeting of the full committee will be held at 2 o'clock on Tuesday. Every mem ber is already in the city or is represented by proxy. The proposition to change the basis of representation from the Southern States, which provoked a storm of opposi tion at the last meeting of the committee, will be only incidentally considered, and its final settlement will be referred to the National Convention, as already foreshad owed in these dispatches. It is not unlikely that Tuesday will be devoted to a discussion of such routine matters as will naturally form a part of the committee's work, and that the placing in nomination of the cities which are seeking the honor of entertaining the convention will be postponed until Wednesday. The committee will thus be two days in ses sion. It does not appear to-night that any of the contesting cities has at this time any especial advantage in the race. Editor H. Z. Osborne of Los Angeles, speaking for the California delegation, expressed him self as very hopeful of success. He and Mayor Rader of that city, who were the avant couriers of the California commit tee, have spent the past ten days in Wash ington, and during that period have aone very effective missionary work in behalf of the Pacific Coast metropolis. Mr. Oa borne says that San Francisco will start in with nine votes from the Rocky Mountain country, which will not desert San Fran cisco under any circumstances. He claims two votes in New England, and a number of others in the Middle States and trans- Mississippi country. He predicts that San Francisco will show a greater strength on the first ballot than any of its competitors. The committee from St. Louis, headed by Mayor Waibridge and consisting of S. M. Kennard, F. B. Brownell, N. Frank, William Warner, C. C. Rainwater, W. H. Thompson, C. H. Sampson, W. C. Boyd, P. Gainnil. H. C. Townsend, J. M. Hayes, lomas Booth, C. H. Hack and S. A. iiompson, arrived this afternoon at the rlington and at once opened their head iiiarters. They were preceded several days ago by Chauncey I. Filley, the ex- Postmaster and veteran Republican poli tician of that city. R. C. Kerens, speaking to a United Press reporter, expressed the belief that while St. Louis' claims will be vigorously opposed by the friends of other cities victory will at last perch upon her banner. Without attempting to disparage the rival claimants he directed especial atten tion to the central location of the Missouri* metropolis, to its splendid railway con nections, to its numerous and commodious hotels, capable of accommodating 50,000 strangers with ease, and to the generous hospitality which St. Louis promises to accord to the delegates. Missouri, he says, is now a Republican State, a majority of her delegation* being Republicans, and the locating of the con vention within her borders would be a matter of great satisfaction to the rank and tile of the party. He added, in con clusion, that he had received encourage ment from unlooked-for quarters, and that he was certain St. Louis would develop a strength which would ultimately result in giving her a majority of the votes. It may be said in this connection that the number of votes cast in the committee will be fifty-three. There will be one each from the forty-four States and seven Terri tories, including Alaska, the Indian Terri tory and the District of Columbia, and those of Senator Carter of Montana, the chairman, and Mr. Bliss of New York, the treasurer of the committee. It will thus be seen xhat twenty-seven votes are neces sary to a choice. A careful inquiry among cominitteemen and others to-night reveals the fact that no one city will secure a majority of votes on the hrst ballot. To an unprejudiced observer it is evident that San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg will be well represented at the start. New York, which is also a claimant, is not regarded seriously. The Western men regard New York as being too far east to justify send* ing the convention there, and it is also thought that the enormous population sur rounding the city would so completely