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VOLUME LXXXV-NO. 95.
THE AIR OF EUROPE CHARGED WITH WAR HOSTILITIES ARE REGARDED NOW AS INEVITABLE England Facing a Coalition of Germany and Russia in Africa and the Far East. Special cable to The Call and the New York Herald. Copyright; 1899, by James Gordon Bennett. LONDON. March 4.— The week's I closing is crowned with indica- j tions that political events of dan- \ gerous magnitude are preparing. The machinery is mostly out of ' Bight in the Foreign Office and in the : undercurrent of popular passion, but ] nevertheless it is real. Tht-re is no news from South Africa. | but a crisis is preparing for which the \ Transvaal is arming under instruc tions of German officers. England is quietly strengthening her garrfsons nn the borders of Natal, and Delagoa Bay will shortly become either Boer or Jlritish, for th.- Portuguese have long ago ceased to command respect at that port, Th" best in Fouth Africa. I have learned from good authority that Russia has 10,000 men at Port Arthur and 40,000 more In that general neighborhood, whose principal busi ness is to discourage others from buiid ing railways in Northern China and gradually to familiarize us with the P tig a> the residence of a Russian Governor. The Muscovite pro test against railway extension to New chang, in uhi'-h considerable American ,1 is embarked, proves that Rus sian steps in China arc n<u In the line • f an open door. In Germany, the utterances of the Minister, Baron yon Bulow. are far from satisfactory so far as the 1 FRENCHMEN THREATEN THE QUEEN Victoria's Yacht Will Be : Convoyed by British Torpedo-Boats. Her Majesty Refuses to Forego Her Annual Trip to the ■ Riviera. Copyrighted, 1899, by t'n<» Associated Press. LONDON, March — The arrange ments for Queen Victoria's departure j for the Riviera next Thursday have j been completed. ' Her Majesty will j travel to the south of France by way of Boulogne-sur-Mer, instead of via ! Cherbourg, this being the first time she ', will have visited Boulogne si-nee the Crimean war. Some interest is taken in the fact thar the Queen's yacht will be cpnvoyed by eight of the fastest torpedo-boat de- : ' p trovers in the British navy, five of them being thirty-knot boats. Cruisers j have previously been employed for this j duty, and the use of destroyers, it Is! hinted in some of the papers, is in tended to set off the French papers' talk about submarine torpedo-bc.-ats. There is much indignation in England :at the scandalous and coarse attacks j .made upon Queen Victoria by some of the newspapers of Paris this week. The Libre Parole, In an insulting article, J said: Frankly, the Queen will be well advised | if she does not come to France this epring The constitutional fiction that * it was f.or<l Salisbury and not the Queen ■who Inflicted the outrage of Fashoaa .'and the humiliation of Muscat on France will not sutflce. It is well known that the | Queen has' directed England's policy | throughout her long reign, and she has j ■never missed an opportunity of displaying her antipathy for France. Under the cir- , eumstances, therefore, her visit is an ad- ; •. tftional msult and a defiance of public opinion. After this warning it will only -be her own fault if she meets with a hos tile reception in France. M. Cassaignac's Autorile says: ' The Queen becomes our guest at a mo ment when the British Government has made Itself more than ever our enemj. I>r journey will be full of the same risks 8* the Maine Incurred in entering Cuban waters, and the French Government is committing the same foolish act as Senor flnrasta by not preventing France .J" ' ting ia c.l in such a position that the smallest accident might precipitate both -powers in a terrible conflict. ' After such insinuations as the fore . ci.ing it seems possible that tne Queen visit to France will not pass without some Chauvinist incident. A special police staff has left Paris to watch over her Majesty at Cimiez, where her heavy baggage is already ar riving. Queen Victoria pays $12,000 monthly for her own rooms, without counting the expense of her suite, num. Bering sixty persons. Altogether her "little trip will cost her about $<5,000. Her chaise, favorite white donkey ana ' numbers of pet dogs and birds have i be-en sent abroad. Her Majesty also , .'has a curious whim about sleeping in j her own bed, which Is taken with her wherever she goes. i The San Francisco Call. United States is concerned, for if his j words are true we are compelled to question the veracity of competent eye-witnesses at Manila and else- j where. There are many forces making for > war, and the Czar's proclamation seems to have been the signal for re doubled military energy. England is conscious that she may pnnn be called upon to fight against a coalition of Russia and Germany, and it is not beyond possibility that France i may make a third In this coalition. I believe to-day that the English army and navy are in a better state of equipment, organization and fighting spirit than at any time since Cromwell. There has been a silent revolution in both services which cannot be appre ciated until put to the test. And, along with all this; it is manifest • to high and low that politically and morally there must be no future differences with America, or if there i are they must be settled peacefully by some international supreme court. Re flections of this nature are uppermost in the thoughts of Englishmen, consti tuting for us a golden opportunity, which no two men can better appreciate ■ than John Hay and Joseph <'h"., The lady known formerly in Chicago as "the beautiful Miss Mary Leiter" is ' now toasted in every garrison in British BRAVE DEWEY BREAKS OUT HIS NEW FLAG Saluted as Admiral by the Foreign Ships in Manila Bay. Filipinos Attempting to Relieve Guadalupe Shelled Out— Two Californians Wounded. Special Dispatch to Th* Call. MANILA. March 4.— Admiral George Dewey raised his flap; as an admlra.l rrn hoard the Olympia this morning and was saluted by the guns of the forts, of the foreign warships, the British cruiser Narcissus and the German cruiser Kaiserin Augusta, and by the American ships in port. At daylight General Wheaton's out posts discovered a large body of rebels attempting to cross the river for the purpose of reinforcing the enemy at Guadaloupe. A gunboat advanced un d<T a heavy fir" and poured shot into the jungle on both sides of the river ; and shelled the enemy's position at Guadaloupe effectively, temporarily scattering the rebels. The enemy's loss was heavy. Private John T. Oise of Battery C, ! Third Artillery, was killed. On board the gunboat Privates Wll- I liam Wheeler of Company L, and Louis ,' Barrier) of Company G, First Califor '■ nia Volunteers, were wounded. The rebels in the village of San Jose i fired on the United States gunboat i Bennington to-day, and the warship shelled that place and other suburbs i of Malabon this afternoon. The United States transport Senator j has arrived here with reinforcements i of troops. The United States cruiser Baltimore : arrived here at 4 p. m. to-day from ! Hongkong, having on board two of the i civil members of the United States Philippine Commission, J. G. Schur man, president of Cornell University, and Professor D. C. Worcester, of the University of Michigan. Some of the wives of the officers have been allowed to land from the United States transport Morgan City, but they I have been ordered to return on board that steamer by 5 o'clock this after noon. The United States cruiser Charleston has arrived here from Aparri. MANILA, March 5, 10:14 a. m.—Gen eral Otis, accompanied by his aids. Captain Murray and Lieutenant Slade, this morning paid a formal visit to the civil members of the United States i Philippine Commission, which arrved here yesterday afternoon from Hong kong on board the Baltimore. A house on the Ermita water front has been prepared for the residence cf r the commission. Colonel Charles Den by, the only one of the commissioners who has not arrived yet, is expected on the next steamsl lp from Hongkong. The troops brought by the transpoit Senator are still on board that vessel. A permanent cable has been established between Manila and Cavite. WASHINGTON. March 4.— The War ( SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 1899— THIRTY-TWO PAGES. India. At least so tells me an officer just returned from Calcutta. Another fa mous American beauty, the former Miss Mary Perkins of Newport, accompanies her husband, Admiral Beaumont, to Vancouver, -where he has been ap pointed in command of the British ships in that neighborhood. With a few more American women in command of British Governors the Anglo-Saxon al liance may afford to do without parch ment. Not long ago Lord Dufferin laugh ingly told me that England could never declare war against the United States because the House of Lords had been captured by American wives. RUSSIA READY FOR THE AMEER'S DEATH NEW YORK, March 4.— A special ca ble to the Sun from London says: Nothing has been heard during the last few days respecting the reported death of the Ameer of Afghanistan, and it will be several days yet before re plies of the Indian Government to in quiries can be obtained. In the meantime the prevailing belief in official quarters is that if the Ameer is not dead he is a pretty sick man, who may die at any moment. Sir Thomas Salter-Pyne, the nervy Englishman, who for several years oc cupied the post of the Ameer's chief engineer and director of the arsenal, is now safely in Calcutta. He says the reason he left Afghanistan was that he could see the Ameer had not l^ng to live, nnd that no European's life was worth a minute's purchase after the Ameer's death. He has given the Indian Government information of vital importance, which, according to semi-official dispatches rore jved in London to-day, fully justi fies all the suspicions recently enter tained of the good faith of Russia, which has already decided to support the pretensions to the Afghan throne of the present Ameer's brother, and has massed troops within striking distance of the Afghan frontier. As far as can be ascertained England will not actively espouse the cause of any particular pretender, but will let the rival elements right it out and will then support the victor if he is not a too pronounced Russian protege. This is scarcely a bold policy and British timidity will probably make Russian intlucnce paramount for a time at any • rate. r Department has received the following cablegram from Major General Otis. MANILA. March 4.— Adjutant General, Washinpton: Casualties near Caloocan: First Montana, March 2, band. Private Alfrr.-j CaFhmore, thlph. Flight. Near San Pedro Macate, Third Artillery, March 1, Battery G, Sergeant Dennis Shea. hand, severe. Just reported as missing. Grant Cullam, Company C, Tenth Pennsylvania, sent outside the lines for information on Jan uary 27 and not seen since. - ' ADMIRAL DEWEY MAY NEVER RETURN NEW YORK, March 5.— A cable to the Journal from Manila says: In con Continued on Third Page. CASSIUS M. CLAY INSANE. General Clay and the Girl Wife Dora, for Whom He Wrecked His Life. NEW YORK, March 4.— A Valley View, Ky., special to the Herald gays: Cassius M. Clay, abolition ist, duellist and ex-Minister to Russia, is mad. The reason of the "Sage of Whitehall" is almost gone and his friends fear he will soon be a total wreck. For weeks the neighbors have been afraid to venture to his mansion and he has been living in total seclusion. Since his young girl wife Dora left him and married Rlley Brock and they settled down in the home given to Dora ] TRIPARTITE GOVERNMENT A FAILURE Such the Sentiment of the German Papers as to Samoa. WAY OF SETTLEMENT An Understanding May Be Arrived At by an Entire Change of Rep resentatives at Apia. Copyrighted, ISO 9. by the Associated Pr*M. BERLIN. March 4.— The press de votes much space this week to the Sa moan question. The mails have brought numbers of letters from Ger mans at Apia and the leading papers in many capes describe the occurrences differently from the English and Amer ican newspapers, putting the blame upon the English-speaking officials. The comments of the papers also differ, but all agree that the tripartite gov ernment is a failure, and the idea of the partition of the islands is much ventilated. The organs of the colonial party op pose the suggestion energetically, as it would put an end to German annexa tion of the group. A writer in the Colonial Zeitung, the leading organ of the party, attempts to show that the partition of the islands, even if peaceful, would inevitably lead to a much worse situation. The correspondent of the Associated Press hears on good authority that the negotiations thus far tacitly assume that an entire change in the personnel at Apia of the representative* of the three powers will be the basis of un derstanding to be arrived at, and that this will include the recall of the Amer ican chief jr.sti< «•, Chambers; United States Consul < >sborne, British Consul M.-ixso. Dr. Raffel. the German presi dent of the Municipal Council, and Heir Rose, the German Consul. It is under- Btood that their removal is necessary in order to reestablish peace and or rjpr in the administration of the islands. The German officials do not attempt to deny this., though they add it has long been intended to relieve them at their own request. Home of the German newspapers con tend that a surrender in thiß matter without similar concessions on the other side will mean a grave loss of German prestige. KIPLING LOST NO GROUND. But Did Not jtfake the Expected Progress Toward Recovery. NKW YORK. March 4.— At 9 o'clock to night it was stated that Mr. Kipling had lost no ground during the day, but had not made quite as much progress toward recovery as he had on the previous day. The patient, th* physicians say. had not spoken to any nn*> since talking a little with his wife during the evening. I by the old man a few months ago Gen- I eral Clay has seen few visitors and his j mind has shown signs of weakening. To-day he sent a messenger to this i place with the following telegram, ad dressed to- Senator William Lindsay at Washington: "I and my former wife, Dora Brock, | have been prisoners for about five years, deprived of life, liberty, property I and the pursuit of happiness by law- I less persons called the 'Vendetta,' vio f lating all our State and national laws [ and rights. They have committed WAS GOMEZ PROMISED THE PRESIDENCY? A Confidant of the General Makes an Extraordi nary Statement. UNCLE SAM'S PLEDGE It Is Alleged That the Cuban Troops Would Be Paid in Full and Our Forces Withdrawn. Special Cable to The Call and the New York Herald. Copyrighted, IS^9, by James Gor don Bennett. HAVANA, March 4.— ln conversation with me to-day a member of the Cu ban Assembly, who is a general in the army and a close confidant of General Gomez, made the following extraordi nary statement, which has weight be cause of the standing and position of the man making it: First— The United States promised General Gomez that if the offer of $3,000,000 should be accepted and con firmed by the Assembly, a further pum of $10,000,000 would be advanced to discharge the claims of Cuban sol diers. Second— A pledge would be given to General Gomez that as soon as the Cuban army was .disbanded and the machinery for taking the vote of the people was put in operation the United States would retire from the island, turning it over to an independent gov ernment. Third— until then the American troops would be reduced to the lowest number consistent with the preserva tion of order in the Island. Fourth— Gomez affirmed his ambition to become the first President of Cuba, and was promised that he would receive every assistance in ac complishing this object from the Amer ican administration. My informant assures that several members of the Cuban Assembly have been taken into Gomez's confidence in the matter, and that they will strongly urge the confirmation by that body of the arrangement to accept the 53,000. --000. General Julio Sanguillo also is working with General Gomez, and will accompany him to Washington. Stolen Watch Recovered. ' STOCKTON. March 4.— The $400 watc-i of Superintendent Fillmnre of the South ern Pacific Company, which was stolen in San Frandfcco a few days ago, was a policeman. It teid evidently been ac cidentally dropped by the man who had stolpn it. and who is supposed to hf the burglar who is operating in Stockton. Made Its Bid in Vain. CHICAGO. March 4.-The Mitchell Re duction Company of San Francisco is the lowest bidder for disposing of Chicago garbage (its bid was $340,000), but owing to the condition of the city finances the con tract cannot be let until taxes are collect ed. It is probable new bids will then be called for. against us all the crimes possible, clos ing the United States mails and telegraph offices outside and inside the "About th^ time of granting J. M. Palmer a pension the 'vendetta' In the town of Richmond, Ky., where I put a petition of mine in the Federal Post office and took a receipt for the same, criminally destroyed it, and they vio lated my constitutional right of petition and protest and the penal law of the United States. Finally Dora's mind and reason became shaken and my eyes have been put out so I can't see only as In a thick fog and can't never read print any more. "] pray Congress to send a commit tee here and save my life and me from dyii z Mind and alone in my own castle. Starvation, without crimp, or reward for a lifetime of service in the cause of justice and humanity In which I re ceived seventeen scars; more than all the major generals from Washington to the present time. "CASSIUS MARCELLUS CLAY. "Whitehall, Ky., March 4, 1599. "William Lindsay will immediately give a copy of this to the President, the Speaker of the Senate and House of Representatives of tiie United States." BURNS' DEFEAT MAY MEAN THE END OF HERRIN Mexican's Ambition Creates War in the Southern Pacific. PONIATOWSKI ENTERS THE LISTS Clashing Factions in the Company Will Meet in Con flict in June— Herrin's Contract as Head of the Law Department of the Corporation Will Expire in July. The ambition of D. M. Burns to be j United States Senator has created a j merry war in the Southern Pacific j Company. Politicians generally, if not i the public, believe that all is harmony i in the big yellow building on Mont- | gomery and Market streets. Those i who have watched the exciting contest at Sacramento have been led to under stand that the railroad has been united- j ly and heartily in support of the Mcxi- ' can and his absurd aspiration. It has been whispered around that Burns, the shameless politician, was to j win his "vindication" through the rail road, and that every energy of the great corporation is being bent to his j service. This is the falsehood of Ihe ; Mexican's touts. The facts of the case ! are very different. There are clashing factions in the Southern Pacific Com- i pany and D. M. Burns is the cause of ; the trouble. The story is an interesting one. Burns and Will Turn F. Herrin have fraternized ■ for some time. The crafty head of the ! law department of the Southern Pacific Company has hazarded his official ex istence upon the success of the Mexi can. Herrin has undertaken the tre mendous task of making Burns a United States Senator, and he has done so in opposition to the wishes of the Stanford and Crocker interests in the Southern Pacific Company. In his official capacity Herrin repre sents the Huntington interests. The head of 'the law department as a mat ter of course must attend to the po litical interests of the company. The only measure of his service that will be accepted is success. If he fails in j what he undertakes he knows that his employers will not be siow to secure the j Bervtc.es of some one else. Knowing this, and estimating political conditions j as he thought they existed, Herrin j chose D. M. Burns to be the next United States Senator. Herrin now finds himself unable to carry out his contract. He has cajoled, threatened r.nd begged legislators to follow his instructions, but has met i with stubborn opposition from men that are necessary to the success of his plans. He finds himself discredited in his own household. His political j prophecies have failed and his enemies j in the Southern Pacific Company are i taking advantage of his discomfiture, j He has gone so far as to link his own | fortunes with those of the Mexican, and j in the failure of that worthy he is likely j to find himself on the street looking for j a job. This condition of affairs has been kept a profound secret for some time, but the facts have leaked out and I are now a mattei of gossip in the clubs , and in those circles where the affairs | LATE SUPPERS ARE TABOOED London Custom Irritates Americans. -S Special Cable to The Call and the New Tork Heral.l. Copyrighted. 1899. by James Gor don Bennett. . LONDON, March 4.— There is nothing more irritating to a visitor to London, who in American and Continental cities is able to procure food at any hour of the day or night, than the difficulty in getting a meal after evening entertain ments and while sightseeing on Sun days. , 1 Even Londoners are beginning to "kick" against it now. After the thea- j ters are out, if one wishes supper, and there are thousands nightly who do, for many have long distances to travel into the suburbs before getting home, it is a case of bolting oysters, cutlets, 'croquettes and the rest with a rapidity that would try the digestive powers of an ostrich. But on Saturday nights, I with the early closing hour, a comfor table supper after an evening's amuse ment is impossible. Just last Saturday supper was or dered for a very fashionable party at one of the leading hotels down by the Thames Embankment. "When they came from the theater they had only time to swallow some soup when they were forced to depart. It was useless to plead hunger, for the managers knew very well how 'strictly the police watch late parties in hotel restaurants. . : ■ Instead of being remedied, the evil is likely to be aggravated, for the par liamentary commission on licensing laws proposes to curtail the hours, for refreshments, particularly on Sundays. There are already signs of indigna PRICE FIVE CEBITS. i of Herrin and his employers are ques tions of passing interest. The matter is not likely to reach a : climax for several weeks as far as the Southern Pacific Company is concerned. i The Stanford and < 'rocker interests in J the corporation have maintained a de i termined. hostility to the Huntington ■ clique for some time, but they have | been unable to gain any material ad- I vantage. Herrin could rest easily I therefore, even in the fare of opposi i tion were it not for the important fact i that the annual election of directors is : not so very remote and several impor i tant changes are likely to happen. Herrin knows that he has deliberate ly antagonized the Crocker and Stan ' ford factions b* championing the dis ; graceful cause of Dan Burns. Herrin knows also that his own contract as ; head of the law department of th<? ! Southern Pacific Company will expire ; in July next, and he must mend his I fences rapidly or take the chances of being thrown out. While he has not : faltered in his allegiance to the Mexi can he has nevertheless been extend ing the "glad hand" to his opponents In the corporation. His action is perhaps justified, for the ' programme now i.« to place Prince Po niatowski in the directory of the South i ' crn Pacific Company and add new 1 power to the influence of the Crockers. j It is the purpose of the Crockers, as sisted by the Stanford interest, to place Poniatowskl in the directory at th© election which will be held next June. I It Is claimed that Poniatowski is in j terested in the Southern Pacific Com ! pany to the extent of four million and j a half dollars, and that he cannot be | prevented from being a director if he wishes to be one. He has frequently declared his oppo« pition to the policy of Herrin as far as | the support of the candidacy of Burns iis concerned. Herrin is fully aware of this fact, which is important to him in connection with the other fact that his contract as head of the law department of the company expires in July. Po» ! niatowski as a director will then have i a vote in the choice of the paid attor ney of the corporation. He has ex pressed a desire to relieve Mr. Herrin of his present position, and that worthy 1 gentleman is bothering his brain in an effort to make both ends meet the situ- I ation. It is not unlikely therefore that ! the failure of Dan Burns to win a seat I in the United States Senate may cost William F. Herrin his 'position as stat j manipulator of the Southern Pacific | Company. The destruction of the Mcx» ican as a factor of political evil in th.3 State may compel Huntington to rpnr ! ganize his department of law and select I for it a new head. The end of Dan I Burns may be the passing of Herrin. tion meetings to protest, because it is on Sundays that many men take their families for an outing, and of course dine out as well. CRITICIZE CECIL BfIODES. South Americans Say the Briton Lacks Information. Special Cable to The Call and the New York Herald. Copyrighted, 1599. by James Gor don Bennett. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 4.— Cecil Rhodes' predictions about the absorption of South America by the United States, which have been printed here, have been very severely criti cized. The newspapers agree in saying Mr. Rhodes only proved that he has not the slightest idea of conditions in the South American republics. Welshmen living in the Chubut terri tory have sent a communication to the press declaring they did not authorize any one to request Great Britain to establish a protectorate over Chubut. MEXICO CITY. March 4.— That part of the Associated Press interview with Cecil Rhodes regarding the absorption of Mexico by the United States has ex cited much comment in press circles. El Tiempo, the organ of the Clerical party, is pleased, as it has for years been predicting what it calls the paci fic conquest of this country by the Americans. Rhodes' views, it says, only accord , with what the paper has been saying for a long time, and now this typical English imperialist throws off the mask and shows the real aim of the Anglo-Saxons, who aim to con quer the world. The Tiempo then in dignantly rebukes Rhodes for havinsr said that the Latin-American repub lics were barbarously governed. - El Correo Espanol, the organ of the Spanish colony here, says Rhodes is a terrestrial Drake, alluding to the fa mous English admiral, who was the scourge of Spain's shipping and fleet in the time of Philip 11. It assails Rhodes as nothing but a filibuster, who made a fiasco in South Africa. The Mexican Herald says Rhodes is plainly unacquainted with the progress made by Mexico in recent years and does not comprehend the intensely pa triotic national sentiment of the Mexi can people. President Diaz has so firm ly implanted the ideas of peace here that when he is dead his ideas will still rule his fellow countrymen.