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VOLUME LXXXII.— XO." i:i.
ARRAY OF TROOPS BY MOSLEMS More Than Half a Million Soldiers Face the Powers. INSOLENCE OF HAMID'S OFFICERS. They Scorn the Idea of Any * Combination Being Made Against Turkey. EASTERN AFFAIRS YET IN AX OMINCTJ3 STATE. It Now Appears That Russia Has Been Financier-in? the Sultan Throughout the War. [Copyrighted 1897 by the Xew York Sun. LONDON, JL\-G., June 12— Sun's Balonica correspondent writes: "Europe had better make up her mind to pro longed Turkish occupation of Thessaly. The Salonira railroad is as busy now as on the eve of war. Trains conveying troops and stores have been runnimr ceaselessly three months. Europe scarcely seems to understand the position of nffairs even now. It is tins: There are 250,000 Otto man troops in Thessaly at the piesent time and 300,000 more in Macedonia ready to j in them, and the Sultan wants to know which power or what combination of powers is going to undertake the job of turning him and his soldiers out. Turk ish civil and miiitarv officers of the high est rank are continually passing to and from Constantinople. Tney snap their tinkers at the powers and say rule thincs o.' ihe Embassadors. These officers know what is eoing on in the palace. There is not one of them who does not laugh to scorn the idea of any combination of pow ers asjainst Turkey." Here in London a*, the Turkish embassy jajgjgfc"--'--" 1 '- ■" , the -siT'i-? ! nguage as : ihe forepoinj;, with the addition of the ut most c^rirideice expressed in the willing ness and ability of Russia to help Turkey if the otner powers "drive the Sultan into extreme courses." Although 250.000 Turkish troops are in Tnesi-aly and tne Greek array has practi cally ceased to exist as a war factor there, there is one place in the conquered pro vince wuicb still flies the Ciiristian fljg and bids defiance to the crescent. This is the monastery of Meteora, in the north west corner oi Thessaly, perched upon an almost inaccessible rock, defended by stout monks and well provisioned with a flock of goats and sheep on the mountain pasture behind it. The place has so far resisted repeated assault-. The blue and white banner still waves proudly in the breeze, and every morning and eveninc the monastery bell ca!is the good Christians to matins or evensong. Many Christians Lave long since fled, and the solemn sound of the bell serves but to exasperate the Mahom rnedan soldiers encamp?d in the valley. The monks have repeatedly been called from praters to fight the attacking Turks with guns and rocks, and they are calmly confident of their ability to keep the GreeJc flag over their roof until in the providence of God the Turks withdraw from Thes-aiy. ATHENS, Gsskcb, June 12.— The ernment has decided to send a number of high diplomats and military orrirers to Constantinople to take part semi-officiaKy in the peace conferences. They will pay particular attention to quettions of abro gation of capitulations in favor of Greek subjects in Turkey and the rectification of the frontier. The Turkish Governor of Volo, ap pointed after the caiiture of that place, MOed a proclamation tli.it Turkey Tnti'-cate the property of any person who has left Tbes-aly and t.-^ken refuge • ere, unless he retaroa in fifteen days. APPROACHING A CRISIS. N-.w the Eastern Situation Is Re garded as Extremely Ominous, LONDON, Bko., June 12.— Tlie Eastern situation must be regarded as <.*xtremeiy ominous despite the favorable reports of the progress of peace negotiation"*. Turkey continues to demand TnessaJy and proposes to enforce ncr c.aim even ii England should attempt to drive her out. Oh the other hand there ; .s every evi dence that Gieat Britain intends to main tain her position. The English pre->s has not yet announced the positive declara tion that the Government will withdraw from the concert unless Turkey is com pelled to relinquish Thessaly. It i-« un fortunate tha the correspondent is not permitted to name the authority for this momentous news, but it would cause a grave disturbance in political and finan cial circles in Europe. Ii would be realized th«n that affairs in the East are in a more dangerous state at present tnan at any time during two years of a crisis. information comes from a reliable The San Francisco Call. source in Constantinople that Rus ia has been financing Turkey throughout the war. Large sums of gold has been sont to Russian account from Paris via Marseilles. Vlo!atlne the Armis'lce, ATHENS. Gr.KECK, Jane 12 —The Turks are reported to be fortifying Vola and Prevesa and sending troops to various Island?, thereby violating the armistice. The Turkish fleet is said to have passed out through the Dardanelles last night on a mission. TO PUNISH THE NATIVES. An Infantry Rg.ment Ordered to Tochi Valley, Where ihe British Officers Were Sam. SIMLA, India, June 12.— A Punjab in fantry regiment has been ordered to pro- I ceed to the locbi Valley, where a British fore« of 300 men escorting the political officer, Mr. (Jee.was recently attacked by an overwhelming force of insurgent natives, instigated by t he Mullah of I'owindah, a notorious fanatical priest. The British j lost twenty-eight men killed, inctc.li'ig I Colonel Bunny, the British commander. j Several reeinicMs are Giovinj; in the ea-ae 1 direction. Mr. Gre was the only officer not injured. He believed that the whole affair wa- pre meditated. The insurgents spared the life of a native officer who fell Into their hands. The telegraph line leading to the Tochi Vailey has been cut. Further hostilities are locked for in the near future. Mr. Gee's visit was prearranged. Tne natives were sent ahead to Maiza. Some of them returned bringing food for the Europeans, when, without warning, a tire was opened upon the Brit;sn forces from all tides. All the British officers except Mr. Gee were wounded. The enemy, which at lirst numbered about 500 men, soon in creased to 1000. It is estimated that fifty Wal-iris were killed and many wounded. LONDON, E.vu., June 12.— The Times correspondent at fc-imla says: Mr. Gee was sent to lix the Mte of a new outpost at Snaraniand to recover the fine imposed on local tribesmen for past misconduct. The troops af:er the attack retired toward Dattnknel, sustaining a running tight for lour miles. The Walsiria were in such strength it was impossible to do more than act on the defensive. Two companies of native infantry sent from Dattaknel re-enforced the party, which brought in its guns to safety. No reason is given for this sudden outbreak. CALCUTTA SEVERELY SHAKEN. An Ejrlf quik;- Lasting Five Minutes K.I Is Eght Natives and Destroys Many Buil dings. CALCUTTA, India, June 12. — The severest earthquake ever known occurred here thi> afternoon. Eight natives were killed. In some parts of the city nothing remain" of the buildings but ruins. The •pirm ot the cathedral were thrown down and the town hall and higii court building badly damaged. The shock lasted five minutes. Ql ITE A CUJSVJtAST, ISI>EEI> % Difference tletirten this Itnllt/ X<r«» of Kruger and Chamberlaitil LONDON, Kng ., J;ine 12.— Dr. F. E. Clark, founder of the Christian Endeavor, who has been a good deal lionized this week by his British confreres, is now re turnini; 10 New York en route to San Francisco lo attend ihe international gatherings there. He hud a good time in South Africa Mid hobnobbed with Presi dent Kroger. He thinks a great deal of the old Boer statesman, who, it seems, L-oes to bed ai 8 o'clock in the evening, rises ai 8 in the morning, and spends from tbat hour until 5 in priva'e <levo!ions, all of which contrasts strikingly with the i ablts of his chief diplomatic adversary, Chamberlain, who retires habitually aoout tlte time Kruger is thinking of get ting up, and wim cerlainiy does not set apart any known portion of is time for devotions in pr.va.e or public. jo voiajittm it.ii.osT. An Jmportayi' I ntrrnnl innal Conference 10 Ii- llfia nt TterHn. BERLIN. Gebmany, Jane 12.— An in ternational ienrosy conference will be held here October 11. The chief purpose is to bring about an agreement for the scien tific treatment of leprosy and exhibition ! of subjects connected with the malady. I Dr. Hutchiasou of London will lecture , upon the alimentation of leprosy. Pro- | iessor Vir«chow will discuss the nutho logical anatomy of leprosy. Dr. Nehser i of Breslau will deal with the origin of 1 the d'seuse. Dr. Bes'iier of Paris will treat of its etiology. Professor Koch will discuss wbethi r the disease is infectious Drs. KuasalooJ Tokio, Mauriiz of Hawaii, Daring o! Constantinople and other eminent exj eria will attend. SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, 1597-THIRTY PAGES. The Whaleback City of Everett Sailed for India With a Cargo of Grain for the Starving Millions in That Country. Over a Thousand People Were Down to See Her Oif and Rel gious Services Were Held on Board During the Afternoon. JUBILEE EVENTS ALL IN A JUMBLE Court Officials Seem to Have Hopelessly Blundered. Nevertheless There Is a Prom ise of Some Most Gorgeous Festivities. Publication of the Programme, However, Calls Out a Chorus of Protests. ICopyrishted, ]gQ7, by the New York Mm ] LONDON, Em;., June 12.— As far as the official programme of jubilee events is concerned, there is a scandalous state of unprepared ness. An is usually the case in this country, great ceremonials in charge of court officials are hopelessly bungled, but the jubilee celebration prom* ise.i 10 be the worst ever known. The official orler of the procession, is sued yes erday, assigns places only to the lroor>«. Nothing is yet decided about the arrangements for the va«t number of euests to appear >-oniewhere in the pa rade. There is bouip confusion in re-.-ard to decorations and illuminations. There is no general plan, such a« always gov erns such displays in Continental capitals. The artists of the guild and academy of fered to the committee to take the matter in hand and arrange a harmonious plan, but the authorities refused to accept the effer, and it is already evident the result win not only be inartistic, but positively bideoQS. The publication of the programme has called out to-day a great chorus of pro tests. It is pointed out that the royal procession, instead of representing tne glories cf the V. dorian era, will be almost exclusively military. Science, art and slatestmansh p are all unrepresented. The colonial vi-itors are only civilians. All the re*t are in red coats. The statesman who has been in the larger part of two generations commemorated more than any other man living, Gladstone, will not be seen on thb great day. The partisan business against Gladstone, by the way, has been revived to the fullest extent by Ins persistent denunciation of too Sultan and the policy of the powers, ilis letter this week suggesting that the representa tive of Turkey in the jubilee procession will no: be well received has been con strued by the Tory stress into incitement to public insult. This is absurd. Even a sober newspaper like the Globe says to night: "We do noi- wish to be disrespectful, but really it would conduce to the gayaty of the nation if some on« wouid, until the jubilee is over, put Gladstone in a bag, or bet i r still if the Turkish Embassy would demand his prosecution for incitement to commit a breach of the peace and get him bound over for good behavior for a month." There are important reasons of state why the jubilee is to be above all things a txreal naval demonstration. No oppor tunity will be lest during the next lort night to impress upon foreign Tiiitors the vastness of Great Britain's military ana naval power. Certain London journals are comment ing m a contemptuous tone upon the offi cial provision for the expenses of the special jublee Embassy of the United States ar.il general niggardliness of Ameri can treat m°nt of representatives of the Republic abroad. I: is observed that the appropriation of $10.003, which it is understood was allotted to Wbiielaw Keiii's minion, will only cover Incidental expenses. These London journals quote Reid's friends as saying he pent twice his salary for house rent alone when I'nited States Minister at Paris. They further instance :bat an attache of thfcAmei ua:; Embassy here enjoys a salary of 13000 and speeds s4o,ooo. Tne idea that diplomatic salaries are kept low in order to exemplify republican simplicity is treated as a mere pretence to cover Brother Jonathan's meanness. Quarters have been provided at Buck ingham Palace Hotel lor General Miles and Rear- Admiral Miller, who will be cuests of the Government f:orn June 19 to 2M. Reid preferred private quarters with his family instead of the hospitality of the Government. PLANS FOR THE JUBILEE. The Display of Miltary and Naval Strength to Be Great Features of the Celebration. LONDON, Eng., Jane 12.— The plans for the Queen's Jubilee, after much revision ami vacillation on the part of the authori ties, have finally reache 1 a basis uron which it ts believed they will tirmly rest. The detail* that are given herewith are not generally known, but they are the first upon which absolute dependence can be safely placed. It it now a settled tact that the Queen is to arrive at Buckingham Palace from Windsor Castle about noon, Monday, June 21. She will drive in semi-state through Hyde Park from Padding;on station. She will go directly to her apart ments at BuckincbAm, and thence to a royal luncheon party which has been ar ranged. In the afternoon she will receive all the imperial and royal guests from abroad. At 9 o'clock Monday evening there will be a state banquet which is to be an ex ceedingly full-dre^s affair. Ibis will be followed by an evening party for all per sons in whose veins fl>ws royal blood, the diplomatic corps, the ministers and the suites of visitors from abroad. That is the programme for Monday us it will be carried out. Tuesday the Prince of Wales will preside at the palace banquet, after which there is to be a royal evening party in the ballroom. Wednesday a garden party is to be given at Buckingham Pal ace, and for this the Ljrd Chamberlain has issued 6000 invitation*. The Queen, i he representatives of royalty and mem bers of the court will be grouped in a marquee on the lawn during the garden narty, and the guests are to pass in front of ibis marq'iee as they enter. At night th?re will be another state banauet, alter wbich the royalties, as they are called, will go to Lady Salisbury's ball at the foreign office. The King of Saxony has been invited to come to England for the jubilee fete by the Queen herself, and he will be her guest at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle for a week or ten days. One of the lunc t;ons of the week of celebration which he will attend will be a dinner party given by the Duke and Duchess of Fife to King Albert and the Prince of Wales. The Queen has given orders about the horses that are likely to surprise a eood many persons and which will be rather hard to obey, most persons think. S.e has declared that the horses for the cav alcade of vrinces which will follow her own carriage are to be quiet an 1 carefully trained animals. All of which proves that the Qupen has a memory, for at the jubi lee ot 1887 she received a great fright just as she left Buckingham Palace by seem : Lome thrown from his hor»e. Now she is resolved that on this occasion, at least, she will not run ihe risk of a recurrence of such an accident. It has bee-.i decided that the navy is to t.iKe an important part in the commemo ration in London o r i June 22. From Ports mouth !iOu >eamen are to coiie, under the command of Captain W. H. May of H. M. S V c:orv. Of these 100 will form the guard of honor at Buckingham Palace and 100 will form another guard outside St. Paul's churchyard. These man, with their officers, will b<> drawn from the Excellent, thegunnerv establishment at Port-mouth. The other 70(1 men are to be drawn :rom Ihe States to commission at Portsmouth, which will then include the Channel rieet, and the ships especially commissioned for the navai review on June 26. These men will be formed into two battalions, one 400 strong and the other 300. The former is to be stationed in Trafatsar Square and the other battalion will occupy an impor tant point on the line of route. The Ad miralty have definitely airangei to take Portsmouth Town Hall for the last six days in June, the proposal being to enter tain the foreisn naval orficen attending the naval review at an official banquet there on the :?»;h. On tne occasion of the Queen's return to Windsor Castle after the jubilee cele bra:iuu in London, she will enter Eton Co-le^e by a triumphal arch, from wn.ch it is proposed that heralds announce her arrival. Eton it to be decorated with flags and Chinese lanterns, and from Windsor Continued on Secvnd I'age, PRICE FIVE CENTS. STARTED ON AN ERRAND OF MERCY The Whaleback City of Everett Gfts Away for India. CARRIES FOOD FOR THE STARVING. Over a Million Peop'e Said to Be in a Dying Condition From Hunger. AMERICA'S DONATION WILL BE WELCOMED. Corn, Beans, Rye, Wheat ani Flour Make Up the Bulk of tha Vessel's Cargo. "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" wan the hymn that ir.e throm assetubiel on i he whaleback City of Everett burst forth into yesterday when the last hatch was screwed down on the cargo of grain that is beinj shipped to India to feed the starving poor in that country. Repre sentative ministers from this City and Oakland were present, and people of all denominations thronged the derks of the vessel. Th»re were fully a thousand curi osity-seekers on ttie dock, and in nearly every instance the speakers addressed their remarks to them. Among tno-e present were: Rev. Merri" man C. Harris, Rev. M. P. Chapman, Ray. W. S. Matthew, Rev. Dr. Hobbs, Rev. James Wilson, VV. H. Bone, W. W. Ciark, JamesL. Barker and a large number of iadie?. Th 9 only people who will go out on the sieamer besides .th^ crew will be the Rev. Dr. Hobbs, commissioner of the relief lund, and his wifs, w'iu will see to the distribution of the cargo. The City of Everett has on board 2800 tons of corn, rye, wheat ami beans, be sides 122 packages of dried hsb, crackers and fiuur. The Rev. M. C. Harris was tne first to address the crowd. He :>poKe in terms of tl»e hignest praise of tue Key. Dr. Hobbs, who was at the head aud front of the movement to procure the grain for India's starving millions. "I have been asked several times," said be, '"Why do you send this grain to India when it is wanted so badly at home?' Of course the poor are always with us, but there are no people in sucn dire distress in California as the poor are in India. I have positive information that there are over a million of natives starving over there. This cargo that we have just now seen the hatches put over means the salvation of 100,000 people for at lea6t thirty days. We must always ex tend a helping hand to suffering human ity, whether it is at home or 10,000 miles away, and in the case of India I know that the suffering is appalling We are now casting our bread upon the waters. Some day we may be in just such dire straits here in California, and then India will loaa a ship with wheat and send it to our KEW 10-OAT. Skins on fire with torturing, disfiguring, itching, burning, bleeding, scaly, and pimply humors, instantly relieved by a warm bath with Ccticura Soap, a single application of Citici (ointment), the great skin cure, and a full dose of Cdticura. Resolvest. ii sold throu t the world. Pottik l>.*^. Co«p . Sola Props., Botton. " How to Cor* Torturing Humor*," tree. OAQV'C CIrMM Sca'P and H»ir pnrifleo Mid t>ea«- DKU I 71 olv'W £*3 >,- Ccticoba Soap. WHY Be bothered with inferior goods when you can get a first-class article if only you ■will call for it. 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