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I Continued on Page Two. Khedive of Egypt Visits Paris. PARIS. Sept. 1.— Abbas Pasha. Khedive of Egypt,' has arrived In Paris from Di vonne. - • Wife Finds Him Dying on the Floor With a Bullet Hole in His Breast. ROME. N. Y., Sept. 1.— Robert Wilson, formerly owner of the R. M. Wilson bath tub works in this city, was shot and almost instantly killed by a revolver in his own hand at his summer home at Syl van Beach last evening. "Wilson had been sitting on the porch with his wife and three children. He had»been gone a few minutes -when Mrs. Wilson was startled by the discharse of. a firearm, and she went Into the house and there on the floor lay her husband breathing his last, with a bullet hole in his breast. Rumors of | suicide are denied. It is said that Wilson VttJd a friend recently that he carried £50,000 on his life. KYSTESY STJKROTJNDS DEATH OF RETIRED BUSINESS MAN There is much doubt In Washington among ¦ naval officers who know Samp son's ' condition whether » he will i even be able. to make a deposition whenthe court meets; It. is feared he may. not live until the' day fixed for its assembly. His death would not make any difference in the 'pro'-' Another of Schley's intimate friends and advisers r declared that they would have Sampson in the courtroom if he 3:ad to' be carried in on a stretcher. Y. As a matter of fact, aside from the de sire of Schley's counsel to cross-examine him in public, 'there 'is little reason why Sampson would be summoned before the court. It is -not understoqd that his tes timony will be a matter of vital import ance. All' of his orders and correspond ence are matters of record in the Navy Department and will be before the court/ In addition to this the court will have" the testimony of Captain Chadwlck, who commanded the New York; and was Sampson's' chief of staff, -and of other officers" of his: staff. REAR ADMIRAL WHOSE' ILL NESS SUPPLIES PROBLEM FOR NAVAL COURT. , ' \ "He has not. made-up his mind when he will "return to the'Boston. yard. , When he left lU.was" his .Intention to"- stay' -in 'th*e; mountains about .three weeks." , . : : : :¦¦¦¦: .... .- .':.- : • ceedings,' except to eliminate his personal testimony. His death would advance Rear 'Admiral Frederick 1 Rodgers into the class of rear admirals, whose sea 'pay is $7500 per year, and would [ promote , Captain Frank Wildes, captain of the navy yard at New York, to the grade of rear .ad miral/.', ¦ ; : . /Vi __^j___ v v '-. ' > . SAMPSON . MAY. BE . FEIGNING. Friend of theEear Admiral. Declares • ; : , Hs is Not 111. ':'[' LAKE 'STJNAFEE, . N. H.. Sept." 1.— Admiral- William T: Sampson, who. .with Mrs. .Sampson,; has been staying here at Burke Haven Head Hotel for the last ten days,. is' said by his "friends to be in as good condition physically; as he. has been at "any time since, he 'took command of Charlestowri; navy-rvard. ' ; \ "In fact," said'a friend,' who talked with him a'day.or^two ago.. ."he seemed to have 'improved noticeably since" leaving Boston,' and all this talk-about him being a- sick man 1 has no 'more foundation than it had six month's' ago\ s - Admiral Sampson is spending most, of his time in the open air, taking •jwalks and sailing on the lake. When I saw him'he( was thinking" of tak ing a hand'at-golf the following day. The admiral has'.; had a good appetite •" three times J a 'day since; he; arrived at the lake, and-\follows 'the .'routine! life tof other guests, at. "the: 'hotel.. 1 After dinner ¦- he enjoys ' a cigar on; the^ ¦; verar.da . ' and a chat -with acquaintances on. the news of ,the-day.-V v?;«v* .'¦-..•;.¦.-' .¦¦'' ; / ' There has been some difference of opin ion among lawyers engaged in the case as to whether it would be not possible to take his testimony by deposition. Law officers of the Navy Department do not believe that this can be done, except by unanimous consent. Depositions are not admissible before a naval court-martial, and, .although courts of inquiry have more latitude, they follow In a .general way the rules for- courts-martial. In view of the great importance. of the Schley court of inquiry, it is believed that the rules will be adhered to very! strictly, and that if counsel for either* side should object to the receipt of a deposition it would not be admitted by the court. It is possible that an agreement may be .reached be tween both sides i to have Rear Admiral Sampson's testimony taken by deposition! but Schley's counsel have shown a'deter mination to get Rear Admiral • Sampson into the courtroom, -one of them intimat ing, that if he -was sick now, he- would be .a . great deal sicker when they tot through with him. -,.-... ' ¦: - CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET, N. W., "WASHINGTON, Sept. 1.— Acting Secretary of the Navy Hackett has received no recent information as to the state of Rear Admiral Sampson's health. It is known at the Navy Department, however, \hat he is very ill, and there is very little hope that he will be able to appear as a witness before the court of Inquiry. In the event that he is not able to appear It is probable that the court will adjourn, and will go in a body to Burke Haven, N. H., to take his testimony. light Thousand Liberals Make Not able Demonstration in Front of Amalienborg Palace. COPENHAGEN, Sept. 1.— At noon to day King Christian, witnessed from Amalienborg- Palace, a notable demon stration by the Liberals in his honor. Eight thousand persons passed in review. The King, in the presence of Queen Alex andra, King George, the Dowager Czarina and other royal personages, received a special deputation, who thanked him for reposing confidence in the people and ap pointing a* Liberal Ministry. 1 In the course of a gracious speech of re ply. King Christian said the Ministry might rest assured of every support on his part and he trusted the majority of the people would support them in a much more difficult task as responsible Gov ernment leaders. Amid great enthusiasm his Majesty "then proceeded to one of the balconies and proposed a cheer for "Our beloved father land." . JZLNOr CHRISTIAN EAKXS THANKS OF THE PEOPLE "When some of the officers of the Phae ton were going over the field of action next day and the Government patrols were carrying away the dead to the fune ral trenches and the wounded to the pris ons, already filled with the unfortunates, the naval officers saw many sights that proclaimed' that the field had been 'one on which a bloody affray had taken place. The first sight that caught their eyes as they drove along a roadway across the plain was a blood-covered stretcher lying where, it had been tossed into the ditch by the roadside. A little further along the road they overtook a carriage which bore a wounded man, evidently an officer, and Bitting beside him were other officers of the Government forces supporting hini, while behind the carriage in which the groaning officer was stretched came a disorderly looking lot of soldiers*. There were few engagements between Government and rebel forces while the Phaeton lay off Panama, but one of these that did occur was a most sanguinary af fair. It took place after nightfall on the field just without the city, and although none of the ship's company of the war ship saw the action the sounds of the fir ing proved that a stirring action was tak ing place, and next morning when the patrols were marching over the, field from which the rebels had fled the many wounded left groaning In pain and the dead lying here and there on ,the grass and amidst the shrubbery showed that a fierce fight had taken place. VICTORIA, Sept. 1.-H. M. S. Phaeton returned to-day from her cruise in south ern waters, where part of the time sjie was anchored off Panama to protect the interests of the Britishers during the revolutionary struggle there. Her officers state that Panama, while not in an actual state of siege, was little different, for the rebel force3 were in the field Just beyond the city and there were barricades on the streets, and on the bridge under which the railway runs which connects Colon with Panama, the Atlantic with the Pacific, there was a masked battery in a barricade of logs which stretched across the bridge. Struggles' in Panama. Officers of the Phaeton Tell of the BRITISH ON A BATTLEFIELD. Norfolk Island -will be one of the most Important stations of this cable route, as ell messages to Australia and New Zea land will converge there to be repeated. Steamship Taking Soundings Discov ers a Range of Submarine Moun tains Off Australia. "WASHINGTON, Sept. L— An Interesting •work on the British trans-Pacific cable, which Is to be the longest one ever laid, has been received at the State Depart ment from Consular Agent Robinson at Norfolk Island, under date of June 20. The report states that on the passage across to Norfolk Inland from Brisbane, Australia, soundings were taken every ten miles by the British cable steamer Britannia, which is being used to mark out a track for the cable. About a hun dred miles from the coast an obstruction ¦was met in the shape of a range of sub marine mountains lying directly in the track, and a deviation to the south had to be made in order to clear it. The greatest depth obtained was 2S00 fathoms, and the ? most shallow 237 fathoms, the latter being the depth recorded -when the ship was right above the tops of the mountains. It has been decided to land the cable at Anson Bay, on the west side of Norfolk Island. Anson Bay Is six miles from Kingston Settlement, and a cable house is to be built clos3 in to the shore. TRAITS-PACIFIC CABLE TO BE XONGEST EVEB LAID CARACAS. Sept. L— The - Venezuelan Government has published a memoran dum remitted to all foreign governments in explanation of the attitude it has adopted in connection with the Venezue lan-Colombian controversy. In diplomatic circles here the question is considered very serious. ;. * V v' COLON. Colombia, Sept. L— Government reinforcements numbering sixty left Colon last evening for Bocas del Toro. ¦ • There is no disposition to recall any of the vessels sent to the Isthmus. The Ma chias may be reinforced at Colombia by one or more of vessels on the North At lantic squadron. The battleship Iowa, which has been coaling at Acapulco, sailed from there last night ror Panama, and, with the Ranger, will be all the force that will be required on that side of the Isth mus. I It is probable that official reports will be received- to-morrow.*" If they bear out the press dispatches they will Indicate that the situation has become much worse instead of better. Colombia does not want war, and Minis ter Silva and Secretary of Legation Her ran are confident that the people of Ven ezuela do not want It. They hold only one man responsible for the present strained relations between the two re publics—President Castro. They believe he realizes that the movement against him in his own country Is gaining strength daily and that he hopes to counteract this and unite Venezuelans by plunging them into a foreign war which would ap peal to their patriotism. CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET, N. TV., "WASHINGTON, Sept. L-It is feared here that it may be impossible to prevent hostilities between Venezuela and Colom bia. The action of President Castro in withdrawing the exequaturs of all Co lombian consuls in Venezuela can be in terpreted in only one way: that he is de termined to force the two countries into war. At the Colombian legation, no ofll cial information confirming the press dispatches has yet been received, and it is hoped that President Castro has not taken the step which will almost in evitably lead to war. Minister Silva sent a cablegram to his government to-night asking for Information as to the present situation. Special Dispatch to The Call. The train service on all roads was blocked from two to six hours 'by tho ctorm and flood. Every road entering the city was handicapped by sand ~and dirt which was swept over the tracks. Sev eral washouts occurred, the worst being on the Lake Shore near Gordon Park, The Superior-street trestle of the Lit tle Consolidated is practically" ruined, and this, with other serious damage on the lines of the company, extending on the West Side, will run its less away into the thousands. Train Service. Tho torrent surged with great force for hours in Deering street, from Fairmount to the boulevard, and more than a dozen families were penned in, with water five and six feet deep surrounding their homes. At this point the life-saving crew worked valiantly, and, assisted by squads of firemen and' policemen, finally suc ceeded in landing the terror-stricken peo ple in places of safety. The fear was greatly, enhanced by the momentary ex pectation that the great Shaker Heights dam would break. -•'*•' Shortly before noon the torrent under mined a score of graves In the . St. Jo seph Cemetery, at the corner of. East Madison and "Woodland streets, and the bodies were soon • being 1 tossed about hi the waters. Fully a dozen corpses were washed into the gutters and had not been recovered late to-night.' . The flood broke over the banks of Doase Brook all along the boulevard and caused damage that It will take months to re pair. ; Great Jagged holes are torn In the beautiful driveway. Gordon and :Wade parks, on the east side, and Brookside " Park, on the south side, where the water also did great dam age as it leaped over the banks of 'Big Creek, sustained J10O.0OO damage. Through Glenyille the . overflow was very, destructive. Many houses were swamped, culverts torn out and several streets turned Into quagmires. The loss in the villiage is estimated at $100,000. The street railways will suffer heavy loss,. extending in varying degrees over every portion of the city. The Big Con solidated will. have to rebuild tracks over different parts of the inundated East End district and the loss Is placed at $50,000. Life' Savers Rescue Residents. Hundreds of residents who were im prisoned in their beautiful homes like stranded Islanders were almost panic stricken, expecting to be called upon to wade out into the swirling waters- at any minute. Danger signals were flashed about the, city as speedily as the disabled tele phone system would allow and the work of rescue commenced. Rowboats plied back and forth assisting families from perilous positions, but these boats proved inadequate and it was soon found necessa ry to go to the extraordinary precaution of calling 'on the life saving crew from the river, a distance of seven miles. The life boats were quickly loaded on wagons and hurried to the scene of destruction. 'The waters spread over an area In the eastern part of the city nearly eight miles long and a mile and a half wide. This extended from "Woodlands Hills avenue to East Cleveland and back to East Mad ison avenue. ""Houses Are Undermined. Great volumes of water poured over from Doane and Giddings brooks down Quincy street, swamped Vienna, street, rushed over Cedar avenue, back over East Prospect street, ' raced like a mill race jiown. Lincoln avenue / to Euclid avenuo. and then "on to. Glen ParK-place, witero houses were undermined as though built of straw, and great damage was done to streets and property. Over a lase share of this exclusive resi dence territory the water rushed with ter rific force, varying in depth from one to six feet. Culverts, trestles and bridges were torn down and for hours nothins seemed capable of stemming the tide. The overflow was caused by a heavy rain that commenced to fall shortly after 2 o;clock, turning into a genuine cloud burst between the hours of 3 and 5, and then continued with great force until near ly 10 o'clock. The storm, according to the weather officials, was the heaviest that has swept Cleveland since the establish ing of the Government bureau In this cjty. more than forty years ago. There was no loss of life. .'. CLEVELAND. Sept. 1.— With the break ing of dawn this morning the citizens of Cleveland awoke to look upon a scene of devastation and destruction caused by a raging flood. "While the entire city was more or Ies3 affected, the great volume of water vented its anger over miles of the eastern portion and caused damage estimated at $1,000,000. The Manila Times declares that the traffic is more base than that formerly existing in the United States, Mozambique or Zanzibar, since in those countries the chief object was cheap labor. In Manila the slave trade has depravity and immor ality for Its basis. Tempted by this opportunity to gain riches, their Inhuman and poverty-strick en parents openly sell them to rich Chi nese arid Filipinos. Many girls prefer to be sold to living in poveriy at home. manner In which the bargaining Is con ducted. Shapely Filipino girls bring sev eral hundred dollars each in Mexican money. The places where slaves are sold axe pclnteo out by the Times, and details are given both of recent sales and of the This Is the substance of the sensational allegations made by the Manila Times, which seeks to have the American offi cers investigate the matter and stop the Infamous traffic In human flesh. MANTLA. Aug. 4 (via Tacoma, Sept 1). — Filipino girls from 10 to 16 years old are being sold into slavery by their parents in the regular slave markets In Manila ¦under the very eyes of the police and civil authorities. Epedtf Dispatch to The Call. "This was the most .reasonable propo sition which has ever been made to the assocaltkm, and it was clearly the. duty of : President ; Shaffer '. to have . accepted it then, and there. But instead of doing this, he turned it down flatly' in a speech in which he declared that all must be Sha£E«r Rejects the OfTer. "I obtained these facts from a man high in office in the -East," said Mr. Hickey, "who was present at the con ference, and I afterward confirmed the statements 'from members of the exec utive board. Judge Gary, former presi dent of the Federal Steel Company, was present at the conference, and x he is now a high official- of the United States Steer Corporation. He, I am informed, 'was in -favor of signing the scale for all the -.mills in the combine, but this did not meet the approval of Mr. Schwab, who thought it too radical a move. -Mr. Morgan then offered Shaffer four addi : tional mills for which he was willing to sign the • scale as an experiment,- and then he told Mr. Shaffer that if the or ganization kept faith in thes'e four mills and lived up to the agreement he would : pledge his word 'that In two years every mill. in the combine would be included in the contract; with the 'Amalgamated As sociation. : , . Hickey reported that 72 per cent of the mills were now working and that in his opinion the strike was practically lost. Hickey opened his remarks with a re view ef the conferences with the repre sentatives of the United States Corpora tion preceding the strike, in which he de clared that. Messrs. Morgan and Schwab outlined their policy toward organized' labor. Hickey went into these details to show that Secretary Tighe and Presi dent Shaffer had misrepresented the facts when they appealed to the members of the association' to 'strike* on' the ground that the steel corporation was .determined to crush organized labor and ruin the Amalgamated Association. He main tained'that the. proposition- offered by Morgan had fceen r falr. Hickey Denounces Shaffer. "The object of the meeting," said Presi dent Redfern, "was not to vote upon the question of returning to work, but to listen to the report of Messrs. Hickey and Cooper, who have been fn the East to see what Is the real situation. The strike has now -been : on here for two' weeks, and during that time "the members of the lodge here have heard absolutely nothing about the! real situation from the national officers. All that we have known we have seen in the papers, and last week a num ber of the members had a meeting and decided to send Cooper and Hickey back East to find out these " things". Their re port was absolutely satisfactory and was well received, but I have no idea what the action of the lodge will be or whether there will be any action taken." ¦Hickey had little to' say of the confer ence in Pittsburg with President. Shaffer and other national officers. The address was mainly of a personal nature, in which President Shaffer was charged with hav ing violated the constitution in ordering the strike. Many other matters dealing with the history of the association came up for discussion. ¦ ¦~ Nearly all the members of the lodge were present when the meeting was called to- order: President Joseph Redfern of the local lodge presided. After the meet ing he said there had been no vote taken, although no one had questioned the accu racy of any of Hickey's statements His remarks will be - reported in full to the ' general officers of 'the organization and may result, in bringing Assistant* Secre tary Tighe here again, or some other "rep resentative of the; v Grand Ledge. ; ' v Men Will Await Orders. era , said., that ; so- far -It appears ii> be'tlie" opinion of themajority that, the men should not return to work until they. had been ordered back by the national officers. MILWAUKEE, Sept. 1.— Charges that the national officers of the Amalgamated Association had misrepresented the atti tude of the United States Steel Corpora tion toward organized labor in order to get the members of- the association out on strike were made by former Vice Presi dent J. D. Hickey at the meeting of the Bay View Lodge, to-night. Mr. Hickey gave the members the result of his trip to Pittsburg, whither he went to investi gate the situation in regard. to the steel strike. He said the strike appeared to be lost and it may take years to repair the damage already done to the association. Hickey made no recommendation to the lodge as to Its future action, but it Is be lieved his speech may cause a change in sentiment, not -only in Bay View, but in other olace3 in the fourth district. Torrent Invades a Cemetery, Where Bodies Are .Washed Out and Swept* Away; in Gutters Lining the ' Withdrawal of the Exequaturs of Co lombian Consuls in Venezuela Practically Means a Call to Anns. Extraordinary Charges Are Made by a Newspaper in Luzon Against the New Civil Officials. Union Agent Sent East to Invesfigate Attacks President. Shaffer f or , Having Ordered' the* Walk-Out. t2 - ! United States ( Authorities Said to Permit the Business. Residents Are Driven From Their Homes by Angry -vX^ i • Waters, i Washington Regards News Prom the Republics as Alarming. Admits That Seventy-Two Per Cent of the Mills Are i Operating. President Castro Seems Determined to Go to War. Damage in Ohio City. Reaches a Million Dollars. Parents of Filipino Girls Besume Abominable Traffic. ¦ Hickey -Makes Report to | Bay View Lodge in • . Milwaukee. SELL SLAVES IN MARKETS OF MANILA LIFE-SAVING CREW WORKS ON STREETS IMPOSSIBLE TO PREVENT HOSTILITIES LEADER SAYS STEEL STRIKE HAS FAILED SCORES OF CLEVELAND RESIDENCES ARE SWEPT AWAY BY FLOOD THAT FOLLOWS TERRIFIC DOWNPOUR OF RAIN PRICE FIVE CEN TS. SAN MONDAY^ SEPTEMBER 2, " 19011 VOLUME XC- NO. 94. COURT OF INQUIRY MAY TAKE TESTIMONY AT THE BEDSIDE OF REAR ADMIRAL SAMPSON Counsel for Schley Is Determined: to Bring His Rival Before the Investigating Body, but the Naval Officer -s Condition Is So Serious That Death May vlntervene Before" ,:the 'Hearing THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.