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Assaults. Jack MeNamara, the
Saloon Keeper, Who Kires at Him, a Derringer .Bullet Passing Through His Coat. TAX COLLECTOR SCOTT NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH IN A SALOON QUARREL REBEL FORCES ARE ROUTED AND TWO OF THEIR GENERALS CAPTURED Government Troops of Colombia Defeat the Liberals After Some Hard Fighting. Special Dispatch to The CalL KINGSTON. Jaiaica. Nov. 2X— The British «teamer Batjadian, which baa PANAMA., Nov. 23.— Governor Alban of the State cf Panama, who left here a few £ay» ago ci the British steamer Taboga, ha» telcgrajhed Secretary Arjena here that he ha» -elieved Du»aa Ventura. ThI* pert was blockaded by revolutionary craft s-.« closely be?ie?ed by the Liberal forces. The d*'er.<Iers were closely pressed and the Tabcr* was s«*ed and arased In order to cave the port. Governor Alban telegraphs that he raljej tie blockade yesterday and directed an afstult on the rebel position at Punta Bagar, an important strategi cal position overhokir.g the city that had been occupied by he rebels. After a hard r.gbt the position tm recaptured. Gener a'.s Ealamar.es anl Hoyes, leaders cf a portion of the re*el forces, have been ta.ken prisoners. T»ree of the rebel runs. •sfcich had been ut»d effectively against the dty'a defenses, Were captured. Just arrived here from Colon, reports that severe fighting occurred Monday and Tuesday at Culebra. The Government forces attacked the rebels, who occupied a good position, with the result that the losses of the former were heavy. The, fighting was proceeding when the steamer left Tuesday night. The stores and restaurants at Colon were closed and the rebels held a portion of the railroad line. Another rebel force was reported to.be engaging the Government troops near Panama. Business is entirely suspended at the latter place and both Panama and Colon are in a *tate of terror. The rebels are attacking In a deter mined manner, and it is feared the slaugh ter will be great before decisive results are reached. The Liberals, it is asserted by the passengers of the Barbadian, still hold Buena Ventura, though the Colom- bian Government Is making a yreat effort to regain possession of It. PARIS. Not. 24 (3:40 a. m.).— "A diag nosis cf the Czar's malady.** says a dis patch from St. Petersburg to the Slecle. "shows that he has typholdic enteritis. HI? brain Is affected and his intellectual powers are endangered." day yesterday.. He slept about an hour. At 9 in th» tvening his temperature wu 102.7; pulse. S2. His Majesty passed a very good night. His condition and strength are very satisfactory. This morning at 9 o'clock his temperature wxs I3L2; pulse, 73." ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 21— It was rumored here this evening that Emperor Nicholas was threatened with lung com plications, which. If they exist, would materially diminish his chances of recov ery. Inflammation of the lungs i3 a com mon complication of typhoid fever la Russia! Thus far there la no official con firmation of the rumor. LJVADIA, European Russia. Nov. 2X— The following bulletin was issued this morning: "The Emperor passed & quiet If Fresh Disease Develops # It Will Diminish the Ruler's Chances of Recovery. CZAR NICHOLAS THREATENED WITH LUNG COMPLICATIONS WASHINGTON. Nov. 23.— The Navy De partment to-day entered into a contract with the Holland Submarine Boat Com pany for the construction of a boat of the type of the six heretofore contracted for, tc replace the Plunger, the compajiy agreeing to take the Plunger off the hands of the Government and to build tr. her place the best type of modern sub marine boat for the sum of , 1170,000. re funding to the Government , the sum of $90,000 already paid on the • Plunger, and the sum of J4365, which represents other expenses to which the Government has been subjected. ....... ... WILL BUILD BOAT TO BEPLACE THE PLTJNGEB In the Chamber of Deputies Foul Vlgne. Radical Socialist, for Dodeve. delivered a long discourse upbraiding the Govern ment for alleged cruelties In Algeria and Madagascar perpetrated by the French troops. ' M. Waldeck-Rousseau, the Premier, answered: "It Is Impossible to grant am resty to those who continue to menace the Government, and as for the Assumptlon- Ists, their offense has not ceased." Gustave de L*marselle, Senator for the department of Morbihan. asked whether the amnesty extended to the persons con demned by the Senate sitting as the high court and to the Assumptlonlsts. PARIS, Nov. 23.— The Senate to-day adopted the amnesty bill, which had al ready been adopted by the Chamber of Deputies. FRENCH SENATE ADOPTS THE AMNESTY BILL LONDON, Nov. 24.— Special dispatches Eron Shanghai describe the situation at Sianfu. General Tung Fu Slang's troops hold the city. The personal body guard of the Emperor and Empress Dowagrer Their Own Troops. ETaperor and Dowager in Danger cf GENERAL TUNG'S INSOLENCE. "An important decision has been arrived at. however, that this divergence is not to Interfere with the general peace nego tiations. Another remarkable feature of the situation 13 the sudden bold face of Russia. .which now declines either to with draw her troops from the province of Chill or to hand over the railway a3 prom ised." LONDON. Nov. 24.-"A serious diver gence has arisen In Peking," says the Tientsin correspondent of the Daily Mall, wiring Wednesday. "Japan, the United States, Russia and France favor demand ing a milder punishment than the execu tion of Prince Tuan and the others, while Great Britain. Germany. Austria-Hun gary and Italy 6eem anything less than the death penalty useless. Peking Not in Accord. Ecpresentatives of the Powers at DIFFEB AS TO PITNTSH^TENT. TIENTSIN. Nov. 24.-The Japanese have beheaded two spies. The Boxers bearing arms who were captured by the Germans have not yet been tried. According to the same dispatches the onl^ hope fcr the court i« In General Ma. who has 5000 troops outs!d» of Sianfu and has a blood feud with General Tung Fu Slang, who murdered Ma's cousin. consists of only ISO men. General Tung enters the sacred precincts at will, *a lutes the imperials with scant courtesy and almost with insolence and declares his intention of emulating the notorious "Wang Hang, who, during the Hang dy nasty, prevented the court from coming to terms with the enemy and finally mur dered the Emperor and usurped the throne. The •visit of the battleship Kentucky at Sn>Tra is believed to relate quite as much to this matter as to the Indemnity ques tion. CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 23.— The Pcrte has definitely rejected the request fcr an exequatur for a United State Con cul at Harpoot- This refusal is regarded by the United States legation as a direct violation of treaty.' rig-hts and conse quently, despite the refusal. Dr. Thomas H. Norton, who was. appointed by Presi dent McKIcley some time ago to estab lish a consulate at Harpoot, has been di rected to proceed to his post. NAPLES, Nov. 3.— The battleship Ken tucky, which arrived here November 13, sails to-morrow for Smyrna. The Turkish objection to the establish ment of a" consulate at harpoot acd Er zeroum. under this apparently clear per mission, has been based on the rather novel reason that there was no com merce at these two points, ar.d it has be*n rather difflcult for our officials to establish the contrary proposition. But some time ago the Turkish Government accorded to the British Government the right to establish a consulate at Harpoot and the State Department Immediately based an additional claim on the "favored nation" clause of its general treaty, which would appear to warrant It In demanding the same privilege of establishing a con sulate at a given pclnt in Turkey as was granted to Great Britain. The State Department holds that Har poot Is an important commercial point, and the Interests cf the United States re <;ulre the presence cf a Consul. An In struction to Mr. Griscom to repeat the de rr&nd has been forwarded, but the refusal cf the Sublime Porte to Issue the exequa tur Is r^-caxded as shewing that the moral elect c' the battleship Kentucky's pres ence wili be nil. "TI".» Sutl'.iae Porte raar establish Con euls in the United States cf America and the United States may appoint their citi zens to b* Cor.suls cr Vice Corsuls at eca rseTTial places in the dominions of the Eutlime Pcrte, where it shall be needful to fuperintend aJTairs cf commerce." CALL BUREAU. 'WELLINGTON • HOTEL, WASHINGTON. Nov. 23.— Turkey has shewn her un friendliness fcr the United States by refusing to Issue an exequatur ta Dr. Thcisas H. Norton, appointed by the President as Ccr.s-.il at Harpoot- This ECticn ccrrdzg en top cf the publication .of the crcerj to the battleship Kentucky to j-rcceed to Smyrna has caused ecrnrsent la cCicial circles. " Turkey has always shown a hesitancy about issuir.g ex njA.Btl It to American Consuls residing In the Arrr.^n!an district, and when tte Har poot ccnsizlate was established several years «.go :t tock repeated rerrt-seuUtlons ctl the part cf the American Mini«ter to obtain the necessary permission for the Ccnsul to do business. The refusal of the Turkish. Government do«s not apply per mocaXtj to Dr. Norton. Minister Griscorn reports that the interpretation of the. tnttjr b^twe^r. the United States and Turkey ty the Pcrte has convinced it that It has the power to decline to permit an American representative to locate at Har pact. The demand of the United States that an exequatur be Issued rests on arti cle II of tile treaty of 1SH3. to this effect: THE PORT OF SMYRNA. TO WHICH PLACE THE BATTLESHIP KENTUCKY IS BOUND. TO REMIND THE STTLTAN THAT HE OWES UNCLE SAM INDEMNITY. THE SULTAN- IS ALSO -PICTURED " IN THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION. -_. - -,— '-" .",-¦"• -. i - ''. ' '- '¦ "''.¦•'- \. , r' I ' ' '¦¦: & friend when yon wasted cae." "In what?" asked McNamara. "In helping you to get your license." was Scott's reply. "You are mistaken," rejoined McNa rsara. "Ycu did not help me in the least to get my license. I did that myself." But Scott would cot nave It so. and words Cew thick and fast. Everybody was talklss at once and "liar" with a. dozen expletives not found la the diction ary was going from mouth to mouth. Quick as a Cash Scctt struck McNamara a vicious blew over the left eye and" then there was trouble. In the Quarrel of words McNamara. had expressed bis forci ble opinion that Kelly was no sood. and when Scott aimed hi3 blow Kelly aimed another, but McNamara pushed hlsi aslda and rushed at Scott. The Tax Collector made a. motlca as IT to pull a pistol, but he was not Quick enough. McNamara. pulled & derringer and Cred at Scott, who seemed to bavo teen hit, and ran around the counter to a small room In the salocn. McXamara chased him and was about to £?& again when Scott cried. "Don't shoot. Mac; I"va got It and that's enough." McNamara lowered his weapon and left the saloon. When the first shot was fired Kelly had ran from the saloon and down the street. He preferred to have the dis cussion of his friendship, qualities con cluded without his presence. He waited, however, and saw MeNamara leave the saloon. Then Kelly, still fearful, waited to hear from Scott or see something of him. la a few minutes the Tax Collector appeared. He had had a mest remarkable escape from death. Although he had been no far ther than six feet away from McNamara when the latter fired the bullet M<1 not struck him. but had gone through the left shoulder of his coat. He was almost paralyzed with fear, however, and wa* taken home by Martin Kelly. Last night all efforts to see him were In vaia. Vis itors to his home were Informed that ha had retired early and under no drcusa stances could be seen. the 'Grand Hotel *push* and needed friends." One angry word was leading to another and Kelly stood silently listening to the discussion of himself. Again Scott took the offensive. Addressing McNamara he said: "You shouldn't have any objection to Kelly or to me, I have been your larly your friend when you were with "Why. you certainly know Kelly, don't you. McNamara?*' he asked. "Yes." was McNamara'a reply. "Kelly and I are old friends." This pleasantry might have ended there. but Scott was persistent. "I'm glad to hear It." he said, "because Kelly and I are also very good friends." Kelly's friendship Is probably a luxury which Scott Is privileged to enjoy, but McNamara retorted with seme warmth: "I don't know why you should be friendly with Kelly. He wasn't particu- lach's saloon on City Hall square. About 3 o'clock in the afternoon Tax Collector Scott and Martin Kelly, with whom Scot: has been on terms of Intimacy for some time, -were standing In front of tne Gaad laeh saloon. In the midst cf their discus sion Jack McNamara, who keeps a sa loon at 117 City Hall avenue, approached and saluted them. Between McNamara and Kelly there has been a political enmity for years. While both have fought one another politically they have been socially friends, although on more than one occasion It has de manded but very little to provoke a quar rel between them. Each ha3 been satis fled to pass the other with a nod. But yesterday Scott asked McNamara to join him and Kelly In a drink. McNamara ac cepted and the three men entered the saloon. Then Scott fostered trouble. T\X_Collector^J. Harry Scott be came Involved*" In " *, di*«rac*ft»I saloon row yesterday, la which he narrowly escaped with his life. He owes his escape from death to the mercy of a man whom he savagelr attacked during an argument In Gund- TAX COLLECTOR J. HARRY SCOTT. WHO XARROWLY ESCAPED DEATH YESTERDAY IN A DISGRACEFUL SALOON BRAWL WITH JACK McNAAHRA. THE SALOON-KEEPER, AND MARTIN KELLY. Following the Order for the/Battleship Kentucky to Proceed to Smyrna the Sublime Porte Re fuses to Issue an Exequatur to Dr. Norton, the New United States Consul to Harpoot. TURKEY SHOWS ADDITIONAL UNFRIENDLINESS TO AMERICA AND VIOLATES ALL TREATIES NICARAGUA ROUTE FOR THE CANAL All .Otter Proposi tions Rejected l)y Commission. Recommendation Is Made lor a Waterway Thirty . Feet in Depth. PANAMA PEOPLE ARE BEATEN Company Merely Attempts to Delay the Work on the Nicaragua Route to Further Its Own Interests. Special Dispatch to The CalL CALL BUREAU. WELLINGTON HO TEL. WASHINGTON. Nov. 23.— President MeKinley will have the preliminary re port cf the Isthmian Canal Commusion In his hands within two or three day*. It is now complete and its various parts are being assembled. It favors the construc tion of the canal across Nicaragua as against all other routes proposed: favor3 the construction of a canal thirty feet in depth at a cost of about IL20.MO.000; dls courages the building of a thirty-flv,* foot canal at present, although estimates for a canal of such depth hav--» been made. A thirty-five-foot canal would cost abont J173.COO.C0O. The report recommends, hew ever, that the locks and cams of the thirty-foot canal be so constructed as to permit the canal to be deepened five feet when commerce requires It. and prac tically eliminates from consideration the Panama canal, which route has been the only real competitor of the Nicirasrua. waterway. This is owing to the appar-at inability of Director General Hutin to make a proposition to sell to the United States.; s The present canal commission was ap pointed to examine all the rossible canal routes to-be found on the Isthmus. At an early stage of the investigation it was ascertained that only two routes -xera practicable. Nicaragua and Panama, the next best being the Darien canal, which crossed the divide 600 feet above the J.ta level, requiring a tunnel 200 feet in height. It Is found tfcat there are no englneer'ng or physical impossibilities on either the Nicaragua or Panama route. The matte cf ccst Is largely In favor of Nicaragua as the estimate for the completion of the Panama canal as it stands fs about Jl*). 00O.C0O. Th5s does not take Into accnunc such money as would have to ba paid for ' Improvements already made on the Panama isthmus. Serious consideration of the Panama project has been impos sible owing to the refusal of .Its ow-iera to set a price at which It coulo be bc»yht. The Panama company was asked two questions, the first being: "Can you sell outright to the United States?" an-i "How much will you sell for?" Representatives of the Panama com pany in conference with the commUston- ers to-day have continued to evad? these questions and the American engineers have reached the conclusion. Ion? ago foreshadowed, that the Panama men have no Intention of selling to the American Government, the opposition to th<i Nica ragua canal being based on a desire to nullify that project so that they can float another French lean to complete the work themselves. William Nelson Cromwell of New Tork Is here as attorney for the company. The route adopted across Nicaragua by the present - commission follows closely that recemmended by the Walker com mission two years ago." The total distance from the Pacific to the Atlantic is 190 miles. Commencing at Brito. on the Pa cific Coast, and following up the east side of the Bio Grande a vessel would, by aid of four Iock3, reach the summit and level of Lake Nicaragua, which is 116 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The distance from Brito to the lake is 17.S miles. The ra^qi line then crosses the lake, a distance of about seventy-one miles, to the heaJ of the San Juan River. Following this river for fifty-seven miles the site of the proposed dam is reached at Boca San Carlos. Here the canal leaves the river bed. but follows j the valley for twenty -one miles to a point opposite the mouth of the Rio SaripiquL From this point a. nearly straight line Is mad* o th- Atlantic Ocean at Greytown. twenty-two miles more. To build this canal a depth of thirty feet, as recommended by the commission. It will be necessary to remove about 1S0,- COO.00O cubic yards of earth and rock. A great engineering feature of the enter price is the proposed dam at San Carlos, which will be US feet high from its rock bed to the crest, and the crest will be nearly 13C0 feet in length. The building of a dam at point avoids questions which arose under previous survey* from possible flood waters of *he river San Carlos, which in the proposed plan enters the San Juan below Instead of above the dam. The full report, of the commission. which will be rendered some time thi3 winter, win contain many papers of great Interest and value upon climate, trade influences, effect upon population and other economic questions arising in con sideration of the canal. The work of the present commission has been moat thorough. Every possible va riant has been surveyed and hundreds of sites for dams and Iock3 were 'considered BERLIN. Nov. 24.— Field Marshal Count von Waldersee cables that Colonel Yorck's column reached Hsueng Hwa November 1*. The weak garrison immediately sur rendered. The column commanded by Colonel Muehlensfels. the dispatch adds, is proceeding to Amkla Chwang. The health of the troops is good.* Another dispatch from the field marshal says Muehlensfels* detachment. Novem ber 20, drove a stronger band of Boxers out of Amkla. Chwang.' after a short en gagement, during which forty Boxers were killed and the latter lost eight gum. A squadron belonging to Colonel Yorck's column, it Is further announced, has at tacked ¦ the rear guard of the Chinese troops retiring I from I Pruen Hwa-Fn . on the Hwanan- The troops killed thirty Chinese end captured eight wagons loaded with money, ammunition and equipment. CALL BUREAU. WELLINGTON HO TEL. WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.—Assur ances of a particularly gratifying and important charac^r. declaring their pur pcrse to act conjointly and In harmony to effect a prompt settlement of the Chi nese 'uestlon, were to-day given the United States by Russia. Germany, Great Britain. France and Japan. These declaration* of tbe powers are due to the diplomacy of the President and Sec retary Hay. Development? In Peking had showed conclusively that none of the Ministers were alive to the Importance of formulating demands with which the Chi nese Government could comply. Proposi tions were being made, especially by rep resentatives of the powers whose policies were regarded wltn suspicion, the adop tion of which could only result In rejec tion by the Chinese Government and the resumption of hostilities. . It was there fore decided .hat in the Interest of a prompt settlement It was desirable to ap peal to the powers direct. An Identical note was. therefore, ad dressed to the Interested Voyernments In ...ura&e,. ?-=d Japan.'an.V"''.:;.*'correspond ence- which followed culminated In . the aseuran - referred to. These assurance* repeat the declarations which were made in connection with the indorsement of the Anglo-German agreement, and would seem on their face to show that th« pow ers are actuated by the single purpose of ending the present unsatisfactory conditions In the Celestial Empire. Yet the fact remains that at least two pow ers have been pursuing in a" eking the most obstructive tactics, and have evi dently favored a policy designed to pro voke the Chinese to armed resistance. An important point about these latest declarations is that the powers expressly state that they desire such solutions of the Chinese troubles as can be adopted b" the imperial government without dan ger to Its safety. Mr. Conger is directed to urge -on his colleagues the necessity of agreeing uoon demands which will be reasonably certain of acceptance by ue Chinese. The President and Secretary Hay appreciate the weakness of the Im perial government, and do not want the shadow of imperial authority to disap pear as a result cf th' machinations of rowerful -"nces and officials. Even de spite the assurances of the powers that they desire a prompt settlement and are willing to work harmoniously to secure It. the authorities here apparently expect disagreement. In anticipation of the fail ure of negotiations and des^ing that ef forts to reach a Joint agreement shall continue, the officials are casting auout for a method of solution that will satisfy all. This subject has been given care ful consideration by the President" and Cabinet, who at to-day's session discussed the whole Chinese solution. The sugges tion for settlement of the question by an international conference, participated In by the representatives of the powers, to be held in a European capital, has been revived, but among conservative oSdals It is believed that an even better plan would be the adoption of a policy refer ring the matter to the Hague Court of Arbitration. The main aim of the Presi dent Is to obtain a settlement that will Insure the territorial and administrative entity of China. The story that the President contem plates acquiring Chinese territory is posi tively denied by the State Department. This authoritative statement was made to-day: "There is no foundation what ever for the report that the United States purposes to acquire Chinese terri tory. This Is contrary to the declared policy of the President- Every effcrt !s being made to preserve the territorial in tegrity of the empire, and to this end the President is endeavoring to bring about a prompt settlement." _ FIGHTTNO AGAINST BOXERS. Special D'.sratch to The CaJL Clever Diplomacy ol the President to Secure Settlement. ARBITRATION BEING ASKED » — This Government Aims to Preserve the Territorial and Administrative Entity of China. Powers Agree to Act in Harmony as to Viillidi NOW READY TO FOLLOW UNCLE SAM before the present ones were selected. Thousands of borings have been made from the six-fathom line In the Atlantic to the six-fathom Lne in the Pacific, and an intimate knowledge of the geological formation along the entire" route ha» been obtained to a depth far below that re quired for canal purposes. It is found that It will take less • than ten years tr build the canal and some of the engineers estimate that during its construction at least 50,000 men. will be given "employment in the United States and on the isthmus. CHICAGO. Nov. 2X— The poverty-strick en condition of Mrs. Adella Burton, who claims to have been a coTifldential servant In the family of Jefferson Davis during the civil war. was brought to the atten tion of the police here to-day and her wants attended to. Mrs. Burton, who was discovered fca a lonely hovel on the somb side, declares that when the President of the Confeder ate States fied to escape she was entrust ed with the private effects of the fugitive. She was born In slavery elzhty-ser«a years a* o. ¦ OF JEETEBSON' DAVIS SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1900. PRICE FIVE— eENTS. VOLUME LXXXVIH— >~O. 177. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.