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Public Is Requested by Qorhmittee to Decorate With Epworth Colors
and Extend Cordial Greeting" to yisitors^=Pref)aratiohs at the
Pavilion for Grand Opening Nearly Completed.
Ke"w Directory of the Lake Metropolis
e-i. 'Will Stow 3ig Increase in
CHICAGO, July 12.— There will be more
than 615.000 names in the new city direc
tory due to appear July 20. and statisti
cians versed In population figures say the
big book will show that Chicago has 2.1W,
0<X) inhabitants. This will be a 5 per cent
gain over 1900. a larger ratio of increase
than that of past years. There are 584,000
names in the directory of 1900, indicating
a population of 2,010,000. The Federal cen
sus showed only 1.69S.575, but the school
count was 2,007.693, and the directory pub
lishers declare that Uncle Sam's men
missed many inhabitants.
Lived for Thirty Years Remote From
Civilization and Refused . to
." -'.;' Heceive Americans.
AUSTIN. Tex., July 12.— A dispatch from
Chihuahua, Mexico, says: • Major T. J.
Mackamy, formerly a noted politician and
prominent citizen of Virginia, who came
to Mexico thirty years ago and has ever
since Uved the life of a hermit on a ranch
in a remote part of this county, is dead.
He lived In an adobe hut near the village
of Guadalupe y Calve, and was never
known to speak to an American after en
tering upon his life of seclusion.
LONDON. July 12.— There was a noisy
pession in the House of Commons arising
from a question as to whether the British
wounded were left In the hands of the
Boers at Vlakfontein. Lord Stanley,
Financial Secretary of the War Office, de
clared the War Office had no Information
on the subject, but John Dillon, Irish Na
tionalist, backed up by the cheers and
ehouts of the Nationalists, plied'' Lord
Stanley with questions until the Speaker
As Dillon declined to give way the
Speaker reproved him, but after a con
siderable uproar a compromise was
reached, Dillon giving notice that he will
repeat his questions Monday- .
to decorate their places of business in
some appropriate manner. If nothing else
is provided, he asks that the league col
- ors of red, white and yellow be displayed
in some form or other. A compliance with
this appeal, he adds, will be heartily ap
preciated not only by the committee but
by the thousands of visitors for whose
benefit the decorations are now being pro
Reception Committee's Work. •
The reception booth at the Pavilion was
decorated with the league colors and oc
cupied for the first time last evening. It
is situated on the south side of the build-
Jng. between the headquarters of the en
tertainment committee and the \ Southern
Pacific's exhibit j The headquarters has
been supplied with a telephone. and those
in charge will be constantly incommunl-.
"cation with the outlying" sections of the
;cbmmittee^ V?'v .': -;/¦-;¦. ¦''¦:;."' ¦ ¦ I .'¦¦/¦ '¦'/'.-'
¦ • The headquarters of the reception com
mittee Is under the supervision ' of : Chair
man W. H.' Waste,'. who is also vice chair
man of the general committee. Miss Alice
Macdowell, secretary of the committee,
will be In immediate charge. The San
Francisco section of the committee has
been organized into four divisions, direct
ed as follows: Main section and ferry.
Vice Chairman F. Ernest Edwards; Santa
Fe section and ferry, E. K. Blggerstaff;
Valencia street section. Vice Chairman
Miss Rosina H. Treadwell; Third anl
Townsend streets. Vice Chairman Miss
Ruth Sorrells. Under the leadership of
these vice chairmen these four points will
be carefully watched day and night until
the close of the convention and ' all reg
ular and special Epworth League trains
will be met by delegations of the recep-;
tion committee.
The Harbor Commissioners have cour
teously allotted to the reception commit
tee headquarters In «the private office? of
tho commission in the -south nave of the ;
ferry building. A section of the commit
tee will be found in this place until, the
close of the convention. The final meet
ing of the San Francisco section of the
reception committee 'was " held at the .T.
M. .C. A. building v last night. 'Final- in
structions were given to the ladies and
all matters with which they are to deal
thoroughly explained to them by W. . H.
Waste and the various vice chairmen.
. Appeal to the Public.
Vice Chairman Waste of the, general
committee Issued an appeal , to the public
last night In _ which he asks that every
citizen constitute himself a committee of
one -for the - reception and entertainment
of the. thousands of visitors who are. now
pouring into the city by every train. The
card, to the people of the city is couched
in the following language: ' .
• . To ¦¦ the General .Public: The "Christian En
deavor ¦ convention of 1837 afforded opportunity
Thirty-Sve policemen drove the mob
from the Courthouse block, but 500 of
them remained in the streets a block
away. Among these a rumor was current
that a big crowd of stockyards men would
arrive at 1 o'clock, prepared to storm the
jail. The police scoffed at this report and
eaid there would be no further trouble to
At 1:15 a. m. the mob seemed to have
abandoned its lynching plans. Five hun
dred men, in squads of seventy-five, are
raiding the negro quarters In the north
end, .chasing and beating (negroes and
smashing windows.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 13. 12:30 a. m.
—The mobhas taken to beating negroes
¦with whom a quarrel can be provoked,
and ten black men have been assaulted.
A number of pistol shots have been fired,
but no one Injured. The crowd has begun
to diminish.
Assailing! AH Negroes.
It vras said that six of the negro sus
pects have been spirited away to the
•workhouse. The negrces still in Jail are
the trro rtr'co h*ve bees Identined-^^icpn
Roberts 'an-1 Count Holland. There is
deep feeling over the outrage among all.
classes of the community, which had al-'
ready been aroused by the murder of Tom
Scruggs, son of a prominent citizen, by a
gang of ruffians in Troost Park last
At midnight the crowd at the Court
house had not decreased in numbers, but
seemed to be leaderless, and an aggressive
movement appeared unlikely. The crowd
¦was largely composed of the rough ele
ment, such as gathers eager for trouble
of any sort, but dozens of Influential citi
zens urged tfce people to go home.
Slob Lacks a Leader.
The crime which incensed the citizens
of this city Is one of the most daring oat
rages ever perpetrated here. Miss Davis
and her escort, Vernle ICewton, were
walking home after having spent the
evening at Troost Park. At Nineteenth
street and Woodland avenue three negroes
sprang upon them from behind. Miss New
ton was knocked senseless and Miss Davis
was dragged 400 feet into a private park
and assaulted. "When she recovered con
sciousness her escort was still insensible.
They are both in a critical condition.
vengeance against three negroes who
crimin&llj' assaulted Miss Grace Davis
Wednesday night In a populous and high
ly respectable neighborhood. Eight sus
pects, two of whom have been identified,
are held at the jail. Marshal Maxwell
and his deputies were able, however, to
protect the prisoners. The mob was joined
by a large number of men from the ex
cursion steamers, which returned to the
city at 11 o'clock. The crowd did nothing
but shout and threaten. Policemen
worked vigorously to disperse them.
KANSAS CITY. July 12.— A crowd of
2000 excited men and boys surrounded the
jail in this city to-night, clamoring for
Palling to I<ynch the Arcussd,
Boughs Attack and Beat All
ITegroes Encountered on the
City's Public Streets.
Citizens of Kansas City Are
Enraged by Fiendish As
Two Thousand Men
Visit Jail Clamoring
for Vengeance.
Continued on Page Two.
, CHICAGO,, July 12.— The Rev. Peter J.
Muldoon'vhas . f been ;' appointed. auxiliary
Bishop ' to 'ArchMshop Feehan of .Chicago.
He has.been'for many years chancellor of
the' .arihdiocese' 'and;: ia - rector .'of St.
Charles : oarish. '- ,
y Catholic .Clergyman Is Elevated.
OGDEN, Utah. July 12.— Retiring Mana
ger J. A. Fillmore of the Southern Pacific
is to.be the recipient of a small .'fortune
at the- hands of -the > 25,000 employes of
that company. Mr. Fillmore . is perhaps
the most '¦; universally loved 'railroad man
in the West, and now that he Is* to sever
his connection with the company 'the em
ployes show their "appreciation of
what .he has done for, them in the past
by presenting ; him' with a purse : of JOOOO
in cash. -Circulars were got- out here
to-day and will : b£ \ mailed • to every em
ploye •- of the' company with : the ; reques*
that he contribute what . he . can to the
fund. ' ; '¦,'¦ ,. ." ; '¦
Special Dispatch : to The Call.
Will ', Present Retiring Mana
ger With a Purse of Five
Thousand Dollars.
- A semblance of reason' is given to their
arguments by 'the freely . voiced statement
that Andrade is; extremely, friendly 'to the
Americanasphalt trust— a friendliness not
shared by .Venezuela's present administra
tion—and that the asphalt trust would in
all . likelihood give Andrade ample back
ing should. he be ambitious to secure* by
force his former power in the republic": ¦'
Army enlistments are increased by con
scription, guns^ rifles and ammunition are
being purchased 1 in Europe:' and the Gov
ernment is fortifying Callao and San
Lorenzo. There are fears on account of
this military; activity.
ary purposes, seeks to overthrow the pres
ent Venezuelan Government.
LIMA, Peru, July 12.— Peruvians are in
quiring -why, there Is so much military ac
tivity in 'this republic. They\ are asking
with whom Peru is going, to fight
Special Dispatch to The Call.
tion and Cities Being,
Army Increased by Conscrip-
Hanna, the Children's Guardian.
CLEVELAND. July 12.— Judge Dissett
of the Common Pleas Court this after
noon appointed Senator M. A. Hanna
guardian of the three, children of his son.
Daniel R- Hanna. by the latter's divorced
wife. The action was taken as the result
of an injunction issued yesterday pro
hibiting Mrs. Hanna from removing the
children from the jurisdiction of the Cleve
land courts. She, however, learned of the
issuance of the Injunction, and with the
children left the city for New York before
the papers were served upon hex.
No one can be found here who Is will-
Ing to vouchsafe an explanation ' f or ' An
drade's assumption of incognito,,particu
larly in view of this, that the reports of
incipient trouble In Venezuela necessarily
tend to make his. action the more sus
picious. , , .
The enemies of Andrade are not diffident
In declaring that the general, | for mercen-
NEW YORK, July 12.— A Journal special
from San Juaji de Porto Rico says: Ven
ezuelans here who have been agitated by
reports from New York that the agents of
a Venezuelan revolutionary party are pre
paring plans In that city for a new
Caracas coup d'etat were startled. yester
day by the arrival at this port under an
assumed name of General Andrade, for
mer TresiJent of Venezuela. Andrade
came from New. York on the steamer
Ponce. He was registered on the passen
ger list as "J. Tiones."
Special Dispatch to The Cill.
# Backed by the Asphalt
Andrade's Revolutionary Plan
The decorative scheme Is an attrac-.
tive one. The plan was laid out by George
Norton, chairman of the decoration com
mittee, and it provides for festoons of
flags every sixty feet. There are j two .
lines of color, one above the other, the
lower consisting of Epworth flags and
emblems, and the upper made up of the
stars and stripes and the league colors
of red, white and -. yellow. This plan is
followed along Market street from East
to the Pavilion and along Montgomery'
and Kearny from Market to Pine, : Grant"
avenue from Market- to Sutter and on
Stockton from Market to ' Geary. , The
same scheme will be employed along
Fourth. Fifth, Sixth and Seventh streets
from Market to Mission." At the inter
section of each of these streets with Mar
ket there will be an electrical festoon of
350 lights each, from which; will belsus
pei.ded a red Maltese cross with the let
ters E and Li In white. The crosses are
ten feet square 'and when Illuminated
make an attractive display. ; V
Chairman Norton has Issued an appeal
to the merchants along the main streets
pretty spectacle,
SAN FRANCISCO began to assume
•its holiday attire yesterday when
a force, of men commenced the
.work of decorating on" Market an>l
the other principal thoroughfares.
Before the close of the day Market street,
with its .wealth of Epworth League bunt
ing and fluttering flags extending from
the ferries to the Pavilion, presented a
Grand Chorus Rehearsal.
The first rehearsal of the grand chorus
to take place with the organ accompani
ment attracted a large . concourse to the
Pavilion last night. About 900 members
of-the chorus, embracing singers from this
city and Oakland, occupied seats on the
platform. Among the audience were many
visiting leaguers. . The general public was
not admitted, and this was a source of
bitter disappointment to many hundreds,
who vainly clamored for admittance.'
; The entire programme as printed in The
the Oakland contingent Is ¦ making great
preparations for their reception. The re
ception committee across' the bay in
charge of A; H. Trathen began the dis
charge of its duties -yesterday afternoon.
The committee wijll be -constantly in the
field from nowoni ' :
R. ; H. Harris went to Tracy yesterday
to open a branch registration office at
that point! It" is designed by this to re
lieve the ¦". pressure at the Pavilion when
the rush begins.
President E!i McClish of the University
of the Pacific is in the city with a view
to arranging for an exhibit of the uni
versity at the Pavilion.
Miss Hall, . a returned missionary from
Korea, . registered . at the Pavilion head
quarters yesterday.
Dr. J. W. Tarboux. Bishop of the Meth
odist Episcopal church. South, in Brazil,
will arrive in the city Monday. He will
accompany a party of New York leaguers.
| to-day's; date, states a post of South'Af
rican constabulary at Houtkop, northwest
of Vereenlglng. was attacked . by • the
Boers yesterday. The enemy succeeded In
capturing an old • seven-pounder, but was
finally repulsed., .The British './. loss was
three killed and seven wounded.' .'.
. Lord Methuen "was engaged east of Ze
rust on July : 5. ; . He captured forty-three
Boers,'. a quantity, ofammunition and cat
tle wagons.. The British lost two wounded
and the Boers three killed.
Kitchener sent \ a dispatch j to the War
Office to r day explaining his • failure to:re,
port a n\ engagement "between" 240 of his
scouts and .400 .of, the enemy, near "Warm
Baths early, last; month.; He ;•' says : the
Boers were commanded by.Pretorlus.'not
by Beyers, as stated in the* press. ;. He
contends -it, would", be impossible- to ; send
an account of each ¦ action. . owing .to their
number. In. conclusion Kitchener says : :
!'I do not .approve, of '.the; 'Inclination,' to
magnify* every j:nlmportant skirmish into
a'Britlsh victory^that. exists'flh the. press,'
and ' although ; Ij find; It ¦ difficult, to' control
thls,;I certainly do not encourage it in any.
¦way." , ; .; ¦•'. ..."¦,.,'•¦. •••'". '¦-'¦ ¦ V --
.Lieutenant Hern,' who is quoted; as' say
ing he saw. the Boers shoot wounded pris- :
oners at ;.Vlakfontein, arrived at Plymouth
from South Africa' to-day.-; * * iJ •:*.":,
I LONDON, July 12.— A dispatch from
Lord Kitchener to the "War Office, under
Special Dispatch to The Call. K
Boers Active and
Vigorously Attack Post at
; Alleged: British
:"; ; Victories.
Kitchener Frowns Upon
In^behalf of the reception : committee of the
convention of ¦"California 1901" may I ask that
our people again use every endeavor to . bring
about the same result ? ¦ Will you not in the
interest of our. visitors offer to them every cour
tesy and attention that lies in your power, and
give to them such information as they, desire?
By: assisting them In finding their way about
the city and to our parks and public buildings
you will be conferring a great favor not only
to the /Citizens, of : San" 5ra.ncjsco for the'Jcn
1 t«Ttalnnftnt*~of "¦ the larjrest ¦'number' of \ people.
from outeida | the < Stete\ that * has gathered ;>ln'
this ,city to the; present time. / Reliable reports
,froiq the authorized railroad representatives In-'
dicate^' that the attendance at, the- fifth |;In-|
ternational : Epworth League convention .will
far exceed that of 1897. One of the pleasant fea
tures of the convention of '97 waa the uniform
courtesy^ and kindness shown to the visitors
from out the State by the citizens at large of
the city of San Francisco. The fact that every
citizen of this great city. seemed. to have con
stituted himself or herself ' a member of the
reception committee made the stay of the vis
itors at' that time one of pleasure and profit.
;. WASHINGTON., July 12.-r-Carrying ; out
a decision reached about a week ago. Sec
retary Hay. to-day. gave. an Instruction to
Commissioner Rockhiil. to , support ; the
Japanese ;. application for an enlargement
of -their ¦ indemnity' to be ;paid by China
from 50,000,000 yen . to 54,000,000' yen" to cover
the * depreciation in 'Japanese . ¦ bonds V : a3
compared with . those of .; some' other nn
tions. ¦¦;¦¦.;. • ' > : ¦
Ragsdale has turned over the Europeans
caught 'looting to Consuls of Great Brit
ain' and Denmark, respectively. - . . .'.
TIENTSIN. July. 12.— James A. Rags
dale, American Consul here, has, sen
tenced three American looters, caught in
the Chinese quarter, of- the city, to four
years', imprisonment' in the American jail
at Shanghai. :":-:.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Consul Ragsdale Imposes
Imprisonment on Three
; Ofifenders. '
About" six S hundred Epworth ... Leaguers
arrived in the city up to 6 o'clock last
night? These came on the 'regular trains
and are merely the advance guard of
the big; body, which is to arrive on Tues
day. Seventeen special trains -from Oma
ha are scheduled to arrive to-morrow, and
; At the request of the information bu
reau of the 'Southern Pacific Company,
Chairman Waste of the reception com
mittee • has designated four ladies.., in
charge of Miss Jean Hornung, to be In
attendance at the office of the railway
company under the Grand Hotel. This Is
dono to- facilitate the of the
information j bureau of " the company, "as
well as the work of the reception^commit
tee. i.\.i\:^--
Leaguers Are Rushing West-ward.
The branch postoffice at the Pavilion is
In working order. " J. G. ' Daub has been
placed in charge. He has two assistants.
A complete mailing and delivery system
has been established.' " . •
The entertainment committee provided
accommodations for nearly COO leaguers
yesterday. There was ai large member
ship of the committee in attendance, and
every applicant for rooms was attended
to without loss of time.
The - Pavilion was a scene of * unulual
activity yesterday. .The hammering was
continuous on every "side, and structures
of every description rose as by magic on
both floors. • The work on the main plat
form has been completed and the work of
placing 9000 chairs is now in progress. The
sealing capacity:;. will < be fully 12,000. .The
'.hall 'committee hail '"difficulty, in: secur-;
ing.^sufllclent chairs '^yesterday,- and '"It was
necessary to' send*ytb Oakland \i or JjSOOOf^.
r \ ,The ', county^ exhibit , was ,¦ enriched * yes-;
ferday 'afternoon' by Ythe'receip'tYof ' 10,000
packages of \ seedless raisins contributed
by the Chamber of Commerce of Fresno 1
'for free distribution to visitors. The ex
hibit will be working smoothly by .Mon
day, and greatly beneficial, results are ,ex-'
pected. .'-.•'. .
The California. Prune Association has
taken charge of the entire*' annex, and
tables and chairs for 200 guests have been
provided. During the . convention a corps
of competent cooks will be in attendance
to show In a practical manner how prunes
are best cooked. The fruit will be dis
pensed to visitors without charge. It ' is
believed by the association officers that
this cooking school will be of vast benefit
to all who will take the trouble to watch
operations here. .
to them but upon the reception committee. I
believe that one of the best results to the city
that may be obtained from this convention will
be that ; the_ reputation which our people all
have for unbounded hospitality can be again
sustained. ¦ Very truly yours.- ¦
r.i''.', ' ¦ W. H. WASTE.
Vice Chairman General Committee and Chair;
man Reception Committee.
Preparations at the Pavilion. \
M. Santos-Dumont Has
Solved the Great
Makes Marvelous Trial at
Paris and Steers in All
With His Motor-Driven Balloon tlia
Inventor Will To-Day Try for
the Prize of One Hundred
Thousand Francs.
his journeying backwards and forwards
with numerous ascents and landings, M.
Santos-Dumont did not employ a single
pinch of ballast to guarantee his equili
brium and yet remained as completely
master of his altitude as he was of his
course. He - remained at a height of be
tween 100 and 200 meters by the Inclina
tion of " the axes of the balloon and pro
pulsion of the screw."
To-morrow the Inventor will make an
official attempt to win the prize of 100.000
francs offered by Henry Deutsch for a
manageable balloon.
the Aero Club.
"The miraculous part of the experi
ments Is that during the entire course of
it3 home port, the Pare d* Aerostation of
ward the rising slope behind Longchamps.
crossed the Seine at an altitude of 200
meters and brought back his airship to
an hour and six minutes. After a little
rest, M. Santos-Dumont started off to-
Miraculous Experiments.
"Including stoppages the voyage lasted
Special cable to The Call and New York Her
ald" Copyright. 1901. by the Herald Pub
lishing Company.
PARIS. July 12.— M. Santos-Dumont has
definitely solved the problem of aerial
navigation. During a couple of hours this
morning he conclusively proved by steer
ing through the air in every direction
north, south, east and west— turning to
right or left, wheeling round In wide cir
cles above the Bois de Boulogne and fin
ally sailing off to the Eiffel Tower. M.
Emmanuel Alme. the distinguished pro
fessor of sciences and mathematics and
secretary of the Aero Club, was wildly
"It is marvelous." he exclaimed again
and again. M. Aime is accepted the world
over as an authority on aerostration. and
his opinion of to-day's trial is conse
quently of the greatest value. This Is
what he wrote for The Call and the Her
ald: .',/.
Guided During Perfect Calm.
"At 3 o'clock this morning the balloon
was guided during a period of perfect
calm from the Pare d' Aerostation at St.
Cloud to the Long-champs racecourse and
was given the final touches in the pres
ence of M. George Besancon. director of
the Aerophlle, organ of the Aero Club ami
"of French Aerostation;. M. Gustave Hcr
mite. several officers from Versailles and
Mont Valerian and myself. The words
'Let go' were • uttered by 21. Santos-Du
mont. who was alone in the car of the
balloon. There is not room In it for an
aeronaut much bigger than its designer.
, "The words were the signal for the. com
mencement" of a series of experiments of
.the most, conclusive character, which sur
passed in importance any that have been
made from the days of Montgolfler up to
the present time. Six consecutive times
the aeronaut made a complete circuit of
the Longchamps racecourse, a distance of
3600 meters.
Speed of the Airship.
"It was proved that the "airship has an
average speed of forty kilometers per
hour; " that it answered its rudder ,with
the most perfect, obedient docility, and
that the problem of landing was solved,
each voyage round the course rigorously
ending with a descent at a spot in Pelouse
indicated beforehand.
"It returned time and time again to a
previously designated spot, just before
the tribunes, with such mathematical pre
cision that the aeronaut might. If he
choose, add the most interesting and no
vel attraction in th«» review on July 11.
"When II. Santos-Dumont had accom
plished all these evolutions he turned the
head of his balloon In the direction of
Huteaux and sailed off to that " place.
Then he turned round sharply and cams
back to the starting point before the
Circles the Eiffel Tower.
"After taking a fresh supply of petro
leum he made off toward the Eiffel Tower
and reached it, a distance of five kilomet
ers, in ten minutes. "While over the
Champ3 de Mars a slight accident to his
rudder compelled M. Santcs-Dumont to
come down In Trocadero Gardens. A tall
ladder was very obligingly brought by
some workmen and M. Santos-Dumont
climbed up It to repair the defective part.
When this had been done he started off
again, swept ; completely round the Eiffel
Tower and came back at a breakneck
speed to the tribunes on the Longchamps
racecourse, in order to reassure his
friends, who were jalarmed at his ; long
disappearance. '

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