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tho Turkish Embassy here, . which is the
center of the ' espionage maintained to
watch the numerous young j Turks and
other disaffected Ottoman . subjects arid
voluntary exiles who ¦ make . their \ head
quarters . in Paris and who ". will ' have j a
free hand if diplomatic relations between
France and Turkey are completely
broken off. . • • •
\ Munir Is in Switzerland.
It has been suggested, that -the French
Marquis Ito. Not Coming 1 Here.
; YOKOHAMA,' Aug. 23.— Marquis I to has
abandoned his proposed American tour. : ."¦
• ":;;tims of Disasters.
,. ..CLEVELAND, Aug.- 23.— Engineer Ben
zenburg of Milwaukee,'" who was' sum
moned ;. by ¦ Mayor v Tom ; Johnson to inspect
the .work • done • in"; the ' water 'tunnel, vis
ited the place: this" afternoon 'and'jaf'ter-
Proper Fresh Air Pipes i Might Hav e
' Saved; the Lives of Many ' Vic--
CRIMINAL CARELESSNESS
• . IN LAKE - EBIE TUNNEL
PORT,. OF SPAIN, Trinidad,; Aug.>23.—
According to advices from Caracas,-Vene
zuela, the' State of Carabobo," the former
"province of Guarlco,; a.nd^the i town'of *Ara-'
gua have, revolted aga.irisf Presldent'Cas
"tro..: General : juah Pietri « is the . head 'of
, the;, revolutionary movement, , which? in
cludes ' many, prominent '- members of the
Liberal; partyr- •. "-•¦ ;;; : ; : .¦• :" : : .: : :\
¦ ¦ 1 The 'German* cruiser, vVlneta.i which ar-"
"rlyed J here '; will > 'proceed -to
Colon, Colombia, on August 23. . , •
Headed by, General Pietri.
Latest * Revolutionary Movement Is
NEW REVOLT, AGAINST CASTRO.
ELOODHouNpsvoN ;tbail; ;
,'OJ; A'NEGEO MUSDEEEB
Excited Tennesseeans Probably
Lynch' Man Who Killed a 'i
'¦: '."•¦.'-' . : - Whit© Woman.- ' " ' .
; chattanooga; .Tenn:; Aug. 23.— Mrs:
.Charles • William's, wife . of a ¦prominent
farmer of Franklin. County, was shot'' and
killed tb'-day by Henry Noles, *a r negro,
who to criminally' assault her.
After, shooting ! Mrs. : .Williams "• the. negro
fired upon her little son, grazing his head.'
; Sheriff .- Stewart ; and " a posse - with : two
bloodhounds' are In ; pursuit' of . the ; negro:
It is thought; he will be jcaught- before
morning,; and It is possible' that he ; will,be
lynched,' as the excitement Is '.very;high.
' Carabobo, reported to have revolted, is
a maritime "site ; nearj- the .eastern ' arm of
the Andes. : Guarlco isa. part of the" State
of Miranda^ in the nortn central {p'art* : of
the'republic. Aragua'is a town'; 175 miles
southeast of Caracas and is the capital 'of
the State of Guzman Blanco. '- ' ¦: s,
Geneial Juan Pietri was arrested a few
days ; ago as a conspirator against ' Presi
dent Castro's - Government, . and was • set
free ; after he had been paraded ; In the
streets of Caracas. . General Pietri was
Minister ."of "War under ' President Crespo
during j the revolution of -1832. and subse
quently became Minister of Finance. The
liberation of General Pietri so soon after
his arrest astonished the residents in
Caracas.- '
observation station at Nantucket. shoals
Captain' Jamison gave the news to New
York, which otherwise would not 'have
been received untll'to-mbrrow morning;
Among the distinguished passengers "on
the .liner was United ' States Senator
Chauncey M. Depew.
a majority of the stockholders' Is below
.the real value of, the property and fran
chises. The petitioners ask that the de
fendants'be restrained from*- selling '/and
purchasing the Bethlehem Iron "Company.
BY MARCONI TELEGRAPH, NAN
TUCKET LIGHTSHIP. Aug. 23.— The
American liner St. Paul, bound from
Southampton, August 17, to New York,
came abeam of the Nantucket lightship at
2 o'clock this afternoon. Captain Jamison
signaled to the Herald operator In the ob
eervatory: "Report me 'AH well.' " \
The St. Paul's steaming time to the bar
In New York harbor Is about eleven and a
half hours. By reporting to the Herald's
Special Dispatch to The Call.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 23.— A check for
$4,000,000 is said to have been received to
day by the Glrard Trust Company to be
paid to stockholders of the Bethlehem
Steel Company on account of the control
ling Interest, in the company, on which
Charles II. Schwab holds an option. The
Girard Trust Company is acting as a de
pository for the stock. Officials of the
company decline to furnish any informa
tion concerning the reported receipt of
the $4,000,000.
At a recent meeting of the stockholders
of the Bethlehem Steel Company it was
agreed to sell to Schwab at the rate of $24
a share, and he was given an option until
August 26. The total amount of money
Involved in the sale Is said to be $17,000,
000. *'
The regular monthly meeting of the di
rectors of the company •will be held next
Tuesday and it is rumored that Vice Pres
ident Mcllvaine will be elected president
to succeed Charles P. Llnderinann. m
Injunction proceedings were Instituted
here to-day by stockholders, of the Beth
lehem Iron Company against the project
ed sale. The number of shares represent
ed Jn the suit Is 2022. The bill states that
the Bethlehem Iron Company was leased
to the Bethlehem Steel Company for. a
term of 999 years, and. that in the sale of
the properties the price agreed upon ¦ by
Big Check on Account of the
Purchase of Bethlehem
Steel Company.
Depew a Passenger on the
St Paul Reported Many
Hours Ahead.
TIME SHORTENED BY
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY
FOUR MILLIONS FOR
THE STOCKHOLDERS
Captain Lemly, judge : advocate general
of the navy and; Judge advocate "'of ths
Schley court,- has - returned and * will at
once begin the work of compiling a list
of 'the witnesses;; to "be- summoned, before
the court of inquiry. It'ls expected'that
this' list will be ready '- for submission to
Admiral Schley early, next week. : Captain
Lemly will give practically.- his entire at
tention to^the' Schley case, from this time
on, leaving. the details # 6f the judge advo
cate general's office * to , those s who have
handled, them ' in i hls' : absence.
Acting Secretary Hackett stated. to-day,
that " he had not received the reply which
It is .said Admiral Schley •vylli submit" in
recard to the action of the department
declining to refer the original request
concerning the Howison interview to that
officer for a statement.
AdmiralvDoes Noi) Con
sider Howison Inci
l:.-; :¦/.: dent Glo3ed.
¦', " > • .
: WASHINGTON, Auff. 23.— At the Navy
Department the . matter of the j service of
Admiral Howison on the Schley court of
inquiry is considered a "closed incident, so
far as: the department is concerned, and
one which will be left ,to the considera
tion of the court itself. '
SCHLEY WILL
WRITE AGAIN
two state dinners, to t be. given: in Govern
'ment^House,^.St! Johns, on' the two even
ings "of" his" stay' in' Newfoundland. The
ehildren-of -Newfoundland-will- present to
Prince,Edward,« eldest .son of. the Duke, of
Cof nw'aljand. Ybrki a Newfoundland "dog.
, Next Week the., entire North Atlantic
squadron will be at Hampton Roads and
additional ( vessels can be hurried * to
Colon .if. the necessity, arises. .-. •: . .
Secretary/ Hay is keeping in close touch
with the situation ar/d is prepared to go
just as far as possible I to prevent | war.
When the , Machias reaches Colon and
the • Iowa and ' Ranger reach Panama he
'will : be In a ' position to act with more
vigor than is possible prior. to the arrival
of : these -vessels. ,•'... .¦ : . -
cablegram j from • Curacao or the motives
of -'President.. Castro. .^ • y '¦
No naval demonstration is yet •.contem
plated,', but the Sultan will J probably be
seriously, inconvenienced by the closure of
The Foreign Minister, ¦ M. Delcasse, if
he deems it necessary, will . withdraw the
French Embassy, from Constantinople and
Munlr Bey, the Turkish Embassador, ; who
is now in. Switzerland, will be notified not
to return to Paris, In' which* case Munir
Bey will probably withdraw the legation
to Berne, as he Is also accredited as Min
ister to Switzerland. - ..•>-l>:- .."
The correspondent. learns that M. Con
stans has been driven a free hand. • Any
step he finds proper to take. will be fully
indorsed. •
Cbnstans Given Free Hand.
CONSTANTINOPLE,,*. Aug.^.— The !
French Embassador, M. Coristans,
to-day, sent a> letter .to the Sultan
personally. Informing. hinrjthaUhe
would -leave Constantinople "with
the. entire staff ,' of , the ¦ embassy if .the
matters in dispute were not settled im
mediately. The letter is inthe nature of
iin ultimatum. It. accords the Sultan the
briefest delay' within; which" to 'comply
with the demands.' ] .. \ '
¦PARIS, Aug. 23.— While the officials of.
the French Fereign Office decline to con
firm* or deny the dispatch from 'Constanti
nople., announcing -'that- the French Em
bassador-has sent- the Sultan, a-, letter
which is in . the nature of, an -ultimatum,"
they admit having received a telegram
from'' M.^-'Constans which hasj been laid
before the Council! now sitting at the
Elysee. *•¦ Palace. .Only three , Ministers
were not. present. -The Premier, ;M. Wal
deck-Rousseau; the Minister : of Agricul
ture, M/ Dupuy, and the Minister of Pub
lic Works, M. Baudin, are absent from
r*ris. ¦¦'.¦-.. •¦'. • .'¦'-¦-. ¦ i -.' '
RCi'AL- COUPLE ON A TOUR OF,
-THE -WORLD -AND THE- VESSEL
CONVEYING THEM. '
~° Senor. ;^Puiidb, Charge
*d* Affairs,*- said' to-night .that he had reV
ceiv'ed' no ; confirmation of ;the report that
Venezuela had sent \ an | expedition by , sea
to -invade Colombial ,; He? said ; the- last
mails he ..received conveyed information,
'that with the , exception of some trouble
: oh; the f frontiers 1 everything in Venezuela,
was quiet. • He declined T to discuss the
Will -Strive to Prevent War.
That the Colombian Government regards
the situation .is serious is shown by the
fact that information has been . received
here, that a decree has been issued declar
ing that all . Colombians aiding, or •'co
operating-with; alien enemies of 'the Gov
ernment shall be executed as traitors.
. "The . Government has retaken steamers
plying ; on Magdelene River, the principal
highway, of commerce in Colombia, and
will ¦; convert them ! into gunboats. The
Government j took these vessels when' the
insurrection' was at its. height, but most
of '. them ¦'. were restored to ¦ • their owners
some. months ago,. ¦when peace had'prac
tically" been re-established. Now that' the
.insurrection has again ; been stirred ; up
by .Castro,, and .invasions are threatened
from • Venezuela; Nicaragua and • • Ecua
dor, the fleet 'of 'gunboats, on- the river
is' f to ibe*. again /established. "
; "If such a war would unite the people
of Venezuela It would also unite the peo
ple of Colombia: .The effect that it would
have is illustrated -by. the fact that the
State of Antioqua. our richest State, has
pledged itself to the Government 'to sup
ply 5000 men and $5,000,000 to repel any for
eign • invaslonr and the' money would be
furnished. Each of the other. States would
do as well ln'proportioii." ¦ '
When The Call correspondent calle'd the
attention of. Minister Silva and Secretary
Herran to the report that President-Cas
tro was planning to bring about war. be
tween Colombia ' and Venezuela so as to
solidify the Venezuelans and rally them to
his support in a foreign war, these gentle
men-refrained from comments upon the
probable motives of President Castro," but
Senor Herran remarked significantly:
Loyalty of the Colombians.
"The expedition is reported to have land
ed at Rio Hacha. -This is a port on the
peninsula to the west of the Gulf of Ven-.
ezuela. Venezuela claimed, half of this
peninsula In- the recent boundary dispute
between Venezuela and Colombia, but it
has all been awarded to Colombia. If the
expedition has landed' there they" can do
nothing but stew in their own juice. 1 " >•
... "If it is true,": said Minister Silva, "that
President- Castro is sending ' armed expe
ditions into Colombia on vessels. belonging
to the Venezuelan Government the situa
tion is more serious. iSuch action would
be virtually an act of war. I cannot be
lieve, however.^that there, will' be war be
tween ..the, two countries. . I f know ,that
neither the Government of Colombia' nor
the . people of ' Colombia want war, and ,1
know that the people of Venezuela do not
want war." - - •¦ • . ¦ > '¦. - • -,,
Referring to the cablegram from Cura
cao, Senor Herran Baid: n . - '
3 At'.the. Colombian Legation, the; cable
gram from Curacao was read with Intense
interest by Minister Silva and Senor.Sar
ran. These" gentlemen are'naturally some
what guarded in their comments on the
action of President Castro/ for . war has
not been declared between Colombia and
Venezuela, ¦: and ¦ the countries are
nominally; at - peace. .'
People Do Not "Wish War.
CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET,. N.
W., WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.— There is no
longer any question in the. minds of offi
cials here as g to_ the intentions of Presi
dent Castro. Aware of the fact that dis
satisfaction with' his administration in
Venezuela is daily increasing, he hopes, to
prevent- Venezuelans from ejecting him
from the presidency by uniting them in a
war against Colombia. This explains his
action in issuing proclamations announc
ing that Colombia' has invaded Venezuela,
and in sending - Venezuelan troops on
board the Venezuelan gunboats to attack
Colombia by_ j way of the sea coast. This
latter action of President Castro is an act
of war against Colombia; President Cas
tro cannot make the excuse that this ex
pedition is composed of Colombian insurg
ents who have organized on -Veriezuelah
soil In spite of the vigilance of Venezue
lan officials. Aside from this fact there is
evidence that this expedition is composed
of -Venezuelan troops, and < the men .who
compose it were carried in Venezuelan
war vessels.' -This, puts President. Castro
in the position. of openly engaging in hos
tilities against Colombia. an'dVofflcials : ot
awaiting . news of ;• new/developments. • < - - .
Special Dispatch to The Call.
to Bring on Hostilities Against'
the Desire of the People of
Countries Involved. v
Scheming Chief Executive Is Striving
Openly Sends Troops to Fight
Against "the Republic of
Colombia.
President Castro of Vene
zuela Plays Deep
i Game.
tj)uke Will Be Present at Two Func
tions in Newfoundland.
TO ATTEND STATE DDTNERS.
ST. JOHNS, X. F., Aug. 23.— The Gov
ernment has received a. telegram from the
Duke of Cornwall and York, filed at Cape
Town, announcing that he will attend the
CAPE TOWN •* Aug. 23.— The royal
yacht Ophir. with the Duke and
Duchess of Cornwall and York on
board, sailed from, here to-day.
Later In the day it was officially
*Jinounced that the Ophir was not going
Ho the island of Ascension, as was at first
ctated, but would sail direct to St. Vin
cent. It was added that the yacht was
due to arrive at Halifax September 15 ana
sat Quebec September tL
The Canadian tour of the Duke and
X>uchess is timed to end October 2L when
the voyage toward England will begin.
Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York Leave Cape Town,
Intending to Visit Halifax and Quebec Next Month and by the
End of October Complete Their Tour, Returning to England
ROYAL YACHT OPHIR WITH HEIR
APPARENT TO BRITISH CROWN
IS HEADING TOWARD CANADA
WAGES WAR
TO SAVE HIS
POSITION
FRENCH EMBASSADOR PRESENTS AN ULTIMATUM
TO THE SHIFTY RULER OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
CONSTANS THREATENS TO LEAVE
CONSTANTINOPLE WITH HIS STAFF
UNLESS A SETTLEMENT IS MADE;
tative in Turkey-— Naval Demonstration Not Yet Decided Upon
Sultan Is Given the Briefest Delay in Which to and
France Fully Indorses the Firm Stand Taken by Its Represen-
CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND. PREMIER OF FRANCE AND THE RULER OF
RUSSIA, WHOSE COMING VISIT- TO THE REPUBLIC MAY HAVE
AN ' IMPORTANT • BEARING ON CONTROVERSY WITH TURKEY.
Government issue orders for the Boursa
to cease dealing in Turkish securities, but
It is not likely that this step will be
taken, as it would Injure the. French bond
holders. The entire . Turkish group fell
on the Bourse to-day, in some cases going
down 10 to 12 francs, '¦'¦_¦'*'¦
. According to a special dispatch received
here from Berne, Munlr Bey has already
leased a villa there for the use of .the
Turkish Embassy.
ward unofficially stated that his chief
criticism of the work as far as he had
been able to ascertain was that the fresh
air pipes had not been continued to the
face of the tunnel, but had been stopped
a few I feet beyond * the Iock3. Benzen
burg said this method would have kept
the men continually supplied with fresh
KItTJGER SAYS PBIVATEERTNQ
: REPORTS; ARE. MERE FABLES
Boers 'Determined to Continue Their
Straggle With the Ten Thou
sand Men in the Field.
v PARIS, Aug. 23.— The.Gaulois publishes
an" interview .with Mr. Kruger at Hllver
sum, • in the course of which he declares
the 'reports that he would have recourse
to privateering -to be mere "fables." He
said he ' was aware that' the Bo«rs could
only count upon 10,000 . men still la the
field, but that they were determined to
continue the struggle.
iloscow Siege Will Continue.
y, ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 23.— The Gov,
eminent has decided to continue the stati
of siege in Moscow province for another
year. "Otherwise it would expire Septem.
ber 7.- This indicates that the political
situation* is still serious.
iHUMiin rtnlwwtiiiwi — ¦nrffll \
VOLUME XC-NO. 85.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, AUGUST^ 24, 1901.
The San Francisco Call.
PRICED FIVE CENTS.

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