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VOLUME XC— NO. 154.
WARLIKE PLANS OF FRANCE IN ORDERING CAILLARD'S SQUADRON TO TURKEY APPEAR TO BE MODIFIED BY SUDDEN RETURN OF THE VESSELS TO TOULON PARIS, Oct. 31. — Late to-night the following dispatch was received from Toulon: "The complete Mediterranean squadron returned to Toulon this evening and anchored in the roadstead." This would include Admiral Caillard's division, whose departure has thus either been countermanded or postponed. If the dispatch be correct, it would imply that the Government has received news from Constantinople since morning, which has not yet been divulged, and which has induced a change of plan. \ It is reported that Admiral Caillard has been ordered to cruise within reach of a dispatch boat to-day for further instructions, and it is significant that the torpedo-boat Hallebardo left Toulon at full speed during the afternoon to rejoin the squadron. A dispatch from Toulon to the Figaro confirms the report of the return of the entire squadron, arit] adds that Admiral Caiilard's division is still held in readiness to sail at a moment's notice. Editorially the Figaro and other morning papers express surprise at this perplexing and unexplained move after the dispatch of Admiral Caillard to the Levant has been officially announced. The Marseilles correspondent of the Matin says the return was due to the fact that the squadron was supplied with only two days' rations. FULL RANSOM OR NOTHING, SAY BRIGANDS 'Captors of Miss Stone Decline to Reduce the Demand. Sublime Porte Protests That It Ie Not Respon sible. Missionary* Companion and a Child Are Again Heported to Have Died in Their Mountain Prison- Special Dispatch to The Call. CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET, N. XV., WASHINGTON. Oct. 31.— Despite the efforts of the American officials and ; missionaries to convince the brigands holding Miss Stone captive that it is im possible to raise a ransom of 5110,000, the latter have thus far declined to reduce their demand by a single dollar. While this is a discouraging feature of • he Stone case, the fact that negotiations ire.ftlll in P/o»ress.glves.hope > , that, the i s.bductors will "'finally agreV to'**«le*is«S the woman upon the payment of the $65, 00 on hand. Secretary Eddy of the Amer- j Jean legation at Constantinople has been advised that there is no likelihood of any considerable addition being made to the simount collected. Through missionaries •irho are in communication with the brig ands this information has been conveyed to them. It was stated by a high official to-day that the Turkish Government has Ijiven assurances that until Miss Stone is liberated no military movement will be made against the brigands. Turkey Now Explaining. In connection with the explanation of ¦:he Sublime Porte cabled to-day from Constantinople that it is not responsible for the abduction of Miss Stone the au thorities say that the question of the responsibility of either Turkey or Bul garia has not been fully determined and they reiterate that the collection of evi dence to support a claim for reparation will not be prosecuted until Miss Stone has secured her freedom. ¦ At this moment the view of the officials Is that while Miss Stone was seized on Turkish territory the brigands who ef fected her capture are Bulgarians, and a • suspicion is entertained that behind the brigands were the Macedonian committfe and Bulgaria. It is this suspicion that is responsible for the belief at one time prevailing that Miss Stone's release would be secured without the payment of a ran eom, the political motive — of stirring up trouble between the United States and Turkey — been productive of no re- BUlt. Companion Reported Dead. CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 31— is again rumored that Mme. Tsilk, the com panion of Miss Stone, and her child Cborn since her capture by the brigands) are dead. The Turkish Government is preparing to resist the anticipated demand of the United States for the repayment of the ransom necessary to secure the release of Miss Ellen M. Stone. The Porte re pudiates all responsibility for the kidnap ing of Miss Stone, and maintains that the United States has no claim against Tur key, and that, therefore, the latter is Justified in refusing to recoup the United States for the money expended in her rescue. Claims Will Be Resisted. A high Turkish official said this morning •that the Turkish resistance of any claims •would be based upon the contentions, first, that Miss Stone, although warned of the dangers of the road, persisted In travel ling; second, that she did not notify the authorities of her intention, in order to obtain an escort, which precaution even •he foreign Consuls always take when •traveling in such outlying, insecure dis tricts of the empire, and third, that the 'brigands who kidnaped Miss Stone and :tier companion were Bulgarians; that the coup ¦was planned in Bulgaria and that sanctuary was found In Bulgarian ter ritory. - •"?•• - - • ¦ . •'¦ fi*A 1 -*'-~. No Freedom for a Week. LONDON. Nov. "Miss Stone's re ease Is not likely to be effected within a ¦ireek." says a despatch from Sofia to the Dally Telegraph. "Mr. Dickinson, in the name of the United States Government, has given assurance that neither the re , celver* of the ransom ' nor Miss Stone's v gulden will be prosecuted. He asserts that Turkey agreed a fortnight ago to reimburse the ransom." ' The San Francisco Call. WARSHIPS ARE UNDER SEALED INSTRUCTIONS TO BOMBARD IF THE SULTAN RESISTS COLLECTION OF CUSTOMS RECEIPTS PARIS, Oct. 31.— The officials of the Foreign Office confirm the report that a squadron of the French Mediterranean fleet, composed of three battleships and two cruisers, under the command of Admiral Caillard, has proceeded from Toulon to the Levant to make a naval demonstration against Turkey. A Foreign Office official, in communicat ing the foregoing, said: "The squadron sailed with sealed or ders and proceeds first to a Greek port, the island of Syria, I think, where the admiral will receive definite instructions as to carrying out his sealed orders. I am not at liberty to say what the sealed orders avii btit the seizure of customs at Smyrna would be a very effective way of convincing- the Sultan that France's pa tience is exhausted and that we have de cided to enforce an immediate settlement of the Turkish Government's engage ments. We, however, are very hopeful that the Sultan will not compel us to go to that extreme. Would Have to Bombard. "Our squadron will not reach the Greek port before Sunday. The Turkish Gov ernment has thus still three days' grace and we trust in the meantime to receive complete satisfaction. We have act^d very considerately toward Turkey, hoping up to the last moment that she would carry out her engagements, and It Is only now, when we find that there is no serious inaication of her doing so, that we have reluctantly resolved to put stronger pres sure to bear in the shape of a naval dem onstration. It is now two months since the French Embassador, M. Constans, left Constantinople. His departure failed to produce the desired effect. On the con trary, even the Tubini question, which was settled by the Sultan's irade, remains unadjusted. "The internal situation in the Turkish empire deterred us for some time from taking drastic measures to enforce our demands; but the dignity of France could not permit the present state of affairs to be prolonged indefinitely. We sincerely hope the Sultan will fully appreciate the fact that we cannot any longer be trifled SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1901. with and relieve us from taking further steps to safeguard our interests." The official was asked what would hap pen in the event of the French squadron being ordered to seize the customs and if the Turkish authorities resisted, and he replied: "That is a very unlikely contingency, but if it occurs I suppose we shall have to. bombard that port. We do not want bloodshed, -and I do not believe there will be any occasion for it." France Upheld by Russia. The decision to make a naval demon stration against Turkish ports was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Tuesday at which M. Delcasse, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, explained the Sultan's procrastination regarding the French de mands. Admiral Gaillard's squadron consists of the armcred cruisers Admiral Pothuaw, Chanzy and La Touche-Treville, the sec ond-class cruisers Dv Chayla and Cassard and the third-class cruiser Gallilee. The crews aggregate 2286 men, but the vessels will also carry landing parties. The newspapers approve the Govern ment's •decision. The Journal dcs Debats says: "Every one at Constantinople and the other capitals must be aware that France and Russia are completely in accord in this matter. Under these circumstances it is difficult to believe that the Ottoman Government will not come to its senses and, recognizing Its error before it is too late, relieve us of the necessity of using other means than those of diplomacy and courteous discussion." La Liberte remarks that the fact that Admiral Galllard has embarked 2000 marines is a warning to the Porte that France will not stop before a slight show of resistance, but will go to the end, even though war should ensue. Germany Strictly Neutral. BERLIN, Oct. SI.— A diplomatist said to-day in regard to France's naval demon stration In the East: "Germany will observe a 6trictly neu tral attitude, but would prefer that the Sultan should give way if a naval demon stration takes place. In view of the pow CHIEFS OF TWO NATIONS AT OUTS AND COMMANDER OF HOSTILE FLEET. der magazine In the East one never knows what dimensions an Incident may as sume." The press Is still very reserved In its opinion. The Berliner Tagreblatt expresses doubts as to whether the opening up of the Eastern question will be .agreeable to Russia at the present moment. The Lokal Anziger expresses the opinion that the establishment of a French naval sta tion at Mityleno would be a standing men ace to England's position on the Sues r canal Precedent for His Action. WASHINGTON. Oct. 81.— M. Margerie, the charge d'affaires of the French em bassy here, had a short interview with Secretary Hay this afternoon, after which the Secretary left at once for the White House. Mr. Margerie may be considered an expert in matters pertaining to the Levant, having spent several years at Constantinople recently as an attache of the French embassy. He feels confident that there is not the slightest danger of a dissolution of the concordat owing to the action of the French Government in sending warships to make a naval dem PAINTING OF SCENERY CONCEALS CONQUESTS Chinese Officials at Peking Big Up Dummy Towers to Please the Emperor's Eyes. PEKING, Oct. 31.— The repairs to th walls, towers and palace have been r most completed. A temporary structur of wood and cloth has been erected in place of the destroyed Chien Nen tower, under which Emperor Kwang Su will pass when entering the Forbidden City. It is painted to resemble the old stone tower, with cannon in the windows, and looks like a piece of theatrical scenery. Every effort is being made to conceal from the court the evidence of the conquest. The British loopholed the wall at the station outside the Chien Nen gate and the Chi nese are now building another wall out side this to screen It frtom the view of the court. Russia Approves Plan to Compel Sublime Porte to Pay Al: Demands Landing Force on Ships Shows the French Will Wage War if Necessary onstration in Turkish waters and to seize a customs port.' The other nations parties to the concordat understand the situation perfectly, and in fact most of them have grievances and claims themselves like the French complaints, so they may look with complacency upon the effort to make the Porte meet its obligations. There also is precedent for this action, for a few years ago a French vessel seized a Turkish port in the Guif of Alexandria and held it un til her claims were paid, yet the incident did not cause protest by the other powers or even attract much attention. TWO MEN ARE KILLED IN RAILROAD COLLISION Freight Engines in Indiana Crash H?.ad-On and Train Hands Suffer. LOGANS PORT. Ind.. Oct. 31.-Two men were instantly killed and two probably fatally injured in a head-on collision be tween two freight trains on the Michigan division of the Vandalia at Judson, Ind.. fifty miles south of this city to-night. The dead are: RICHARD STITH, fireman; Logans port. JOHN ELLABARGER. brakeman; Terre Hauie. The injured are: Frank E. Gross, engi neer, Logansport; John Lawler, conduc tor, Terre Haute. Lives More Than a Century. LONDON, Oct. 31.— Mrs. Elizabeth Han bury, who was born June 9. 1733, is dead. Mrs. Hanbury was notable half a cen tury ago in anti-slavery, prison reform PRICE FIVE CENia LAW'S HAND REACHES FOR AN ANARCHIST Arrival of Jaffei Awaited by Immigration Officials. Alleged Accessory to Hum bert's Assassination Coming Here. United States Embassy in Borne Ad vises Secretary of State to Beware of the Friend of Bresci. CALL BUREAU. 1106 G STREET. N. TV.. WASHINGTON. Oct. 31.— Whether , because of a desire to seek refuge in the United States or in order to carry out a plot formed in Europe, a notorious an archist named Jaffei, charged by Italy with being an accessory to the murder of King Humbert, is now on his way to this country- Official information in regard to the plans of this man was received by the State Department, and Commissioner Gen 1 eral of Immigration Powderly, In com ! pllanee with a request of Secretary Hay, ! Jpmafl instructions this afternoon to all - immigration officers to detain Jaffei should he appear at any of the ports at which they are stationed. Jaffei would be excluded if he applies for admission i and the steamer bringing him here will ¦ be compelled to return him to the port from which he sailed. Will Exclude Jaffei. Secretary Hay's request contemplating the exclusion of Jaffei is based upon an official report sent him by the American '. embassy in Rome. This report states i that "Italian anarchist Jaffei started for ! Antwerp September 7 from Milan and ' will probably go to the United States." '¦ This description of Jaffei accompanied the message: ¦•*" "Jaffei, who was a member of. the Guardie Flnanze in Rome, a body of men corresponding to customs guards, deserted the service and went to Switzerland. He is said to be a violent anarchist. The Italian Government found among the ef fects of Brescl a letter from Jaffei and demanded his extradition for complicity in the murder of King Humbert. Switzerland surrendered Jaffei on the understanding that he should not be tried on a charge of desertion, but only on a charge of com plicity in the assassination of the King. His trial occurred, but he was not con victed and the Italian Government di rected that hebe sent out of the country." Instructions to Officers. The facts contained in the report of the embassy as given above were telegraphed by Powderly to all immigration officials with instructions "to keep a careful look out for the said Jaffei in order that any possible* violation of law may be pre vented by his exclusion." Gale Sweeps the Channel. DOVER, Oct 31.— A fierce easterly gale blew to-day over the whole channel, seri ously interfering with all shipping. Tht» channel steamers were obliged to aban don attempts to enter the port of Folke stone, which wns not approachable owing to the tremendous seas which were run ning. A number of minor wrecks have been reported, and several vessels have sunk at their moorings. The wind gauge registered sixty miles an hour. The tide is rising and vessels of all kinds ar? seeking shelter from the storm. Greet numbers of caicasses of animals aro washed ashore ir the vicinity of Deal, in dicating that a shipping disaster has oc curred near there. Twelve Lives Are Involved. ST. JOHNS, N. F.. Oct. 31.-Thre« schooners were driven ashore on the Lab iador coast la -a week during a gale, but all en board were rescued. Two other vessels, one carrying a Catholic priest, who had been leaking v sacerdotal visita tion, were driven seaward and have been missing for ten days. The steamer Glen coe went In search of them, but without result. Twelve lives are Involved and it is feared that all have perished. Grau Company in "LohengTin." NEW ORLEANS. Oct 31— The Grau opera company appeared for the first tme In New Orleans to-night at the French opera-house, which was crowded The opera was "Lohengrin," with Meg dames Emma Eames and Schuman- HeinK and Messrs. Ernest Van Dyck, Blspham and Edouard fie Resake in th« cast. and other philanthropic matters. She could see to read and writ© up to h«r lat est years.