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VOLUME LXXXIV.- NO. 132.
BEAUTIFUL OPENING OF THEIR CONCLAVE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR ATTEND OFFICIAL DIVINE SERVICE Graod Prelate Twing Delivers a Sermon F^eviewiog Noble Wor^ Accomplished. Says in the Encaroproent Are Representatives of tr;e Great and Glorious Order of Christian Knighthood. PrTTSBURG. Oct. 9.— Not in the ■ry of Knights Templar con es, from 1816 to this day. has ye ever been opened <'ii i more beautiful day than it was In Pittsburg to-day. The sun. after having been hidden behind ru in-filled Is for several days, burst upon the awakening city this morning and threw his rays of smiles and admiration upon the festival array of streets and build which made every one feel that this was an omen of the weather god. The influx of Knights, which com menced yesterday, continued during the day. and up to midnight, when the for mal opening of the conclave was in augrurated with the festival sermon at the Trinity Episcopal Church. There ■was a congregation assembled larger than this historic building has ever held. Th» first formal event of the pro gramme of the twenty-seventh Trienni al Conclave of Knights Templar took place in Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church. It was the official divine serv ice of the Knights Templar, and was very impressive and largely attended. Most Eminent Sir Xn J ght Warren La rue Thomas, Grand Master, was escort ed to Trinity ("hurch by 500 Knights] Tempiar, u-.ia as many more crowded the church yards, unable to obtain ad mittance. The old church was filled to Its utmost capacity. Rev. Dr. Alfred W. Arundel, rector of Trinity, read the service, aid the sermon was del; by Rev. r r. Cornelius L. Twing, rector of Calvary Church, Brooklyn, X. V., and Grand Prelate of tne Grand En campment. After a graphic description of Tem plariaxn, ac related to the relieving of distress and the uplifting of the fallen. Dr. Twing said: "To-day ye meet in this beautiful temple err-rted to God and consecrated to his worship, to ask his presence and his blessing upon the labors in which we shall be engaged and upon the pleasures we shall enjoy. From every part of our land there com* 1 .- to this goodly city thousands of Knights Tem plar. "We come in peace, from all parts of a land that is ;n p»ace. The sound of war has ceased; the strife is «.v r: the bravery of our army and navy has won a glorious victory, and a war that has lasted about 100 days has advanced civilization 100 years in the lands that have been freed from the power of a nation that has always persecuted Free masonry and tried by inquisitorial methods to suppress it. "Thank God for that victory; thank God for the loyalty and patriotism of the entire United States. Thank God for the good example of the brave boys ■who have given up th^ir liv^s for the cause of humanity and progressive lib erty. "The Grand Encampment soon toas- Ff-ml-le in triennial conclave are repre sentatives of the great and glorious or der of Christian Knighthood. L,ike our ancient brethren we are marching to ward Jerusalem, but not the one of Ju tiut the Jerusalem on the hills of heaven. 'In hocsipno vincs'was the mot to of the hen '»■: of the cross in the past. They put the precepts of the Christian religion into practice, and it bore fruit in their lives and action. We must do likewise, or our profession is a vain and idle thing." During the day enouph Knights ar rived In the city from all parts of the country to swell the number now here to something like 10,000. The local re ception committee expects at least 25, 000 Knights before the parade on Tues day. The following eommanderios arrived to-day: Los Angeles, No. 'J, of Los An- K'-lt-s, Cal.; Potomac, No. 3, of Wash ington. D. C. ; De Molay, No. 4, of AV;.shintfton, D. C; And'-rson, Nn. ',',2, of Anderson, Ir.<].; Apollo, No. 19, of Ken dallvllle, Ind; the Grand Conimandi-ry of Missouri; the Grand Commandery of Indiana: the Grand Cnmmandery of M;t."sa<hus>-tts; Hutchison, No. 32, i>f Norrlstnwn, Pa.; Rose ''r^ix. No. .S.'l. of Titusville, Pa,; the Grand Gommandery of TennesHce; the Grand Commandery of Virginia; St. Andrew's, No. 13, of Richmond, Va.; Old Dominion, No. 11, of Alexandria, Va.; Grace, No. 16. of Norfolk. Va. To-day's festivUios were marred by one mournfui feature. The remains of Sir Knight George W. Starr, who died on the train en route to Pittsburg. were to-day escorted to the Baltimore and Ohio station, to be conveyed to I'».:!tl more, for interment. The deceased Knight was Past Grand Master of Bal timore Commandery, No. 2, and Poten tate of Bouml Temple of Baltimore ENTERTAINMENT OF CALIFORNIANS PITTSBUItO, Pa., Oct. D.~After a,t- Special Dispatch to The Call. tending divine services In Trinity Epis copal Church the California delegation to the twenty-seventh Triennial Con clave of Knights Templar spent a pleas ant day in Pittsburg. Before the Cali fornia ns were awake the members of Pittsburg Commandery, No. 1, were at the Hotel Henry, planning pleasure trips for them. They were told not to leave their hotel after luncheon. About 2 o'clock a long line of stylish equipages drove up to the hotel, and the Californians were invited out for a drive. There were over tweirty-five ve hicles In the parade. The route was out Fifth and Forbs avenues to Schenley Park. After making a hasty examina- tion of the Carnegie libraries, music hall, art galleries, etc., the party whs taken through the park. From Schen ley the drive was along the new boule vard to Highland Park, where the Zoo was inspected, and the visitors given a view of the Alleghany Valley, as seen from Highland. A short stop was made at the bandstand In the park, the ladies wanting tv hear the concert mu sic. The party then came back to the city, arriving at the hotel about dark. Some of the delegation did not go on the drive, but were entertained by per sonal friends. Among these was S. G. Murphy, president of the First Nation al Bank of San Francisco, who, with his daughter, Miss Adelaide, was laken out by Mrs. Oliver McClintock. Mr. and Miss Murphy were guests at the Mercur-Speer wedding last evening. Several dinners have been planned for th^-m. The Californians will be taken on a sight-seeing and Instruction trip to morrow. Members of Pittsburg fnm mandery will escort them to a special train for Homestead, where they will inspect the armor plate and other works of the Carnegie Steel Company. They will view the Bcene of the slaughter of Pinkerton detectives dur ing the great strike in 1892. From Homestead the party will go to Du quesne, and then to Braddock, where the other Carnegie plants will be in spected. If time permits they will also visit the works of the Westinghouse Electric Company at East Pittsburg and Wilmerding. If unable to visit the electric plants to-morrow they will probably go there Wednesday. Thurs day is the date of their big reception. The committee on escorts received no tice to-day that Golden Gate Com mander^- of San Francisco, which has been expected, will not be here. Twelve commanderies arrived to-day. The majority had brass bands, and their entrance to the city, under escort of local Kniehts, was in every instance an imposing one. The streets of the city were crowded to a greater extent than ever known before. Bands of the vis iting commanderies paraded the down town section to-night, serenading many of the headquarters of other organiza Whicl) was recently occupied by a French expedition under Marcband. Since then a force of English and Egyptian troops comn)anded by General Kitchener appeared and a deroand for the withdrawal of the French followed. Ire i -"Seven Years jn the Soudan," published by Sampson, Low & Co., London, V The San Francisco Call tions and the Grand Master. The ex ecutive committee had originally issued an order prohibiting music on the streets during the hours of church serv ice. The Superintendent of Police gave permission to the visitors to play when and where and how they pleased, and advantage was taken of the privilege. For the first time the electrical deco rations were tested this evening:. The thirty-efght arches spanning the princi pal streets of Pittsburg and Allegheny w<-re illuminated, and presented a daz zling effect. The city Is a blaze of fiery crowns and crosses. The five local command erics will open headquarters to-morrow morning. SAN JOSE, Oct. 9.-Wong Sang, the Korean who was shot in the groin by ALLEGHENY COUNTY COURTHOUSE DECORATED FOR THE CONCLAVE. California Sir Knights Will Be Entertained There hg Tancred Commanderu No, 48 of Pittslmrg. Yue See at Mayfield on Saturday, died to-day. Yue S.-.' Is in jail and will be charged with mur'l»r. Printers Gathering at Syracuse. SYRACUSE, N. V., Oct. 9.— Over 150 dc-logatfs are in the city to attend the forty-fourth convention of the Interna MELINE SPEAKS OF THE GLOOMY OUTLOOK FOR FRANCE. EPINAL,, France, Oct. 9.— Jules Meline, Premier of the French Ministry preceding the present Government of M. Brisson, who presided at a banquet of the Association of Railway Employes here last evening, uttered a serious warning against the agitation and unrest in France. Referring to the divided state of the country, the violence of polemicsand the sectarian spirit displayed in politics, he said it was impossible to see France thus torn by factions, and devoured by political passions, while daily the principle of authority was undermined, the army weakened and the institution upon which rested the se curity of the nation shaken, without thinking of "that opening in the Vosges through which an invading army could pass," or without thinking of "some unforeseen temptation being offered to the foreigner." The adversaries of France, however, had no need to declare war, said M. Meline. They were content to await the exhaustion of France. FASHODA ON THE UPPER NILE SAN FRANCTSCO, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1898. Yue See's Victim Dies. tional Typographical TTnlon, which will open to-morrow and continue until Fri day. MABQUIS ITO'S OPINION. LONDON, Oct. 10.— The Shanghai corre spondent of the Times says: Rear Adml POINTED DIPLOMACY REGARDING FASHODA ral Lord Charles Beresford, who has ar rived here in the course of his tour as Special Commissioner for the Associated Chambers of Commerce to Inquire into the commercial conditions in China, has ex changed visits with Marquis Ito. the Japa nese statesman. Marquis Ito thinks that the anti-foreign policy recently adopted at Peking might be remedied by a joint representation by the powers. SENATOR-ELECT SIMON FAVORS EXPANSION PORTLAND, Or., Oct. 9.— Senator-elect Joseph Simon, in an interview regarding his course on the leading questions which will come before Congress, to-day said: "I favor the retention of the entire Philippine proup and I should not agree to the ratification of a treaty that remits any portions of them to Spain. I am for Government construction and control of the Nicaragua canal and favor a Pacific c.-ible. I am for a largpr standing army and a greater navy. I am especially anxi ous for a firmer establishment of the gold standard and reformation of the cur rency by retirement of Government paper obligations and creation of a banking currency. These measures are of great urgency, both because of our prospective trade expansion and because postpone ment can only result in disaster when the next inevitable financial difficulties arise." GREAT BRITAIN'S - CLAIMS PROMPTLY BACKED BY FORCE Ooly Power H av 'O9 tJ)e Flight to Occupy Ar)y Part of tf)e Nile Valley. After Taking trje Disputed Territory Kitchener Sl)ows That Marchand Would hjave Been Annihilated by Dervishes. Special Dispatch to The Call. NEW YORK, Oct. 9.— The World's London correspondent cables that war with France may be declared within forty-eight hours. The Journal's correspondent says that work is being rushed forward in British dockyards and arsenals in order to guard against eventualities. LONDON, Oct. 9.— The Foreign Office has issued a Fashoda blue book, giving the correspondence between the French and British governments. It begins with a dispatch dated December 10, 1897, from Sir Edmund Monson, British Embassa dor at Paris, to Lord Salisbury, refer ring to rumors of the massacre of the Marchand expedition, and expressing the Embassador's satisfaction that he has been allowed to acquaint M. Han otaux (French Foreign Minister of that day) with Lord Salisbury's view that if other questions are adjusted Great Britain will make no difficulty regard ing the French claim on the northern and eastern shores of Lake Tchad. The dispatch shows, however, that the Em bassador made it clear that this conces sion must not be understood as admit ting the right of any European power except Great Britain to occupy any part of the Nile valley. M. Hanotaux replied r.n December 24 in a long dispatch of respectful protest against Lord Salisbury's views. On August 2 of this year Lord Sal isbury wrote Lord Cramer, British dip lomatic, agent at Cairo, giving him in structions that, after the capture of ! Khartoum, two flotillas should ascend \ to Fashoda and go up the Blue Nile as far as it should prove navigable fo^ steamers. Under these instructions the ! Sirdar was personally to command the Fashoda flotilla and to take a few troops, if he should consider it desirable, the object being to assert Great Brit ain's sphere of influence in the Nile val ley. On September 7 Sir Edmund Monson reported to Lord Salisbury a conversa tion in which M. Del Casse, French Foreign Minister, announced that Mar chand had no authority to decide on questions of right, and had been in ! structed to abstain from any action likely to lead to local conflict. M. Del Casse further expressed a conviction that the matter was susceptible of ar rangement by means of discussion. To this Lord Salisbury replied on Sep tember 9 that Great Britain regarded the operations of the Sirdar (General Kitchener) as placing all the territories of Khalifa Abdullah, by right of con quest, in the hands of the British and Egyptian governments, and insisted PRICE FIVE CENTS. that this contention admitted of no dis cussion. Then follows various dispatches re cording the discussion before Sir Ed mund Monson and M. Del Casse, the latter explaining that Marchand was now virtually a lieutenant to the Lio tard expedition, and that, therefore, the situation at Fashoda, even if Marchand was there, could not be as dangerous as Sir Edmund Monson had repre sented. On September 25 the Sirdar reported the results of his expedition to Fa shoda, fully confirming the announce ments already cabled to the Associat ed Press, including the fact that Gen eral Kitchener's removal there pre vented a second Dervish attack on Marchand. The French officer informed the Sir dar that he had concluded a treaty, which he had sent to France for rati fication, whereby the Shillock chiefs had placed the country under French protection. Marchand replied in the negative to General Kitchener's ques tion whether he was prepared to resist the hoisting of the Egyptian flag, but he maintained that he had orders from the French Government to occupy Fa shoda. On the departure of the British forces General Kitchener notified Major Mar chand in writing that all transporta tion of war material on the Nile was absolutely prohibited. The Sirdar's dispatch concludes as follows: "The chief Shillock came to our camp and positively denied that they had concluded any treaty with Marchand, while all the Shillocks de clared their allegiance to the British Government. Moreover, Marchand was in such a precarious position that noth ing could have prevented his annihila tion by the Dervishes had we been a fortnight later in crushing the Khalifa. Other dispatches indicate that M. Del Casse declined Great Britain's request for the immediate recall of Major Mar chand, and that Great Britain agreed to dispatch a message for the French Government to Marchand as a matter of courtesy without accepting ajiy re sponsibility for the results delay might entail and still maintaining that the matter admitted of no comr-nmlse. In the final dispatch appearing in the blue book Lord Salisbury, under date of October 3, instructs Sir Edmund Monson to inform M. Del Casse that the latter's message to Major Mar chand has been sent, but that Great Britain views the Marchand mission as having no political significance what ever. CAIRO, Oct. 9.— The report that the treasures of the Khalifa, valued at £10.000,000 ($50,000,000) has been found and was being forwarded to Cairo is without foundation. Equally baseless is the report thAt General Kftchener will resign the Sir darship. TROOPS FROM KHARTOUM DYING LIKE FLIES LONDON, Oct. 10.— A dispatch to the Daily Chronicle from Alexandria says: The troops who have returned from Khartoum are dylnp like flies from en teric disorders, supposed to be due to canned beef and indulgence in cheap spirits. LONDON, Oct. 10.— All the morning papers applaud Lord Salisbury's firm ness in the F&shoda question and the fact that he has approved all the do ings of General Kitchener. PRINCESS TROUBETZKY TAKES HER OWN LIFE Was Under Arrest at Berlin "Under an Italian Extradition Demand. BERLIN, Oct. 9.— Princess Troubetzky, who was under arrest here on an extra dition demand from the Italian Govern ment, charged with forging documents, committed suicide to-day at the police stution. There are several ladies of high rank or wide reputation known us Princeaa Troubetzky. Among them are the wifa of the Grand Maranal of the Russian opurt, and the American novelist, who was formerly Mies Amelie Rives. It is quite inconceivable that eithor of these l*Aim ia tin* Princess referred to above.