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ENGLAND'S COLONIAL SEC
RETARY. WHO LIES WOUND ED IN A HOSPITAL. PARIS, July 7.— The Petit Temps re lates a curious story to-day of an abor tive attempt on the part of the new Min ister of Marine, M. Pelletan, to cancel contracts given by the former Minister of Marine, M. Lanessan, for the construc tion 1 of two large Ironclads. According to the paper, the directors of the ship building firms concerned refused to cancel the orders. ... Tries to Cancel Warship Contract. LONDON, July 8.— General Buller; with the permission of the War Office, has sent to the press copies of his original dis patches from. South Africa and of his famous heliogram. These copies differ only' in trifling details from: the versions previously published ¦ and - do not serve, according to the; general" belief, to ' place his attitude regarding Ladysmith in any better light. Buller's Heliogram Made Public. HOUSTON, Tex.. July 7.— Five hundred and fifty employes of the Southern Pacl ficshops at Houston walked out to-day on the refusal of the company to grant them an increase of 10 per cent in wages. Tha company offered an increase of 6 per cent a day for all men who are not receiving more than J3 20 per day, but this was re fused by the men, who based their de mands on concessions made to the shop men at Algiers some months ago. SOUTHERN PACIFIC HANDS WALK OUT AT HOUSTON \ VIENNA, July 7.— The Neue Freie Presse publishes » a dispatch from Salon ica, European Turkey, saying that since last Saturday thirty shocks of earth quake, eight of which were violent, have been experienced there. -A very violent shock which .occurred after midnight of Sunday caused damage to villages in the vicinity of Salonicai Other dispatches re ceived here from Salonlca say "that the shock of Monday morning destroyed 150 houses and killed one child at Guvesne, and that two- persons were killed at Sa lonica. and Fifty Houses in a Single Town. THIRTY EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS JAB SALONICA One Temblor Destroys One Hundred General Chaffee will soon order* troops to Mindanao to reinforce Baldwin* If a bat tle does ensue It. is likely to be sanguin ary. The Moros have demanded the with drawal of the troops from their country. General Baldwin has reported that ths dattos are far from subdued and that they have been preparing for an attack, but have withheld it in the hope of so aggra vating the Americans that they will taka the offensive. General Baldwin says that the Moros take the forbearance of the Americans to be an evidence of cowardlci and are emboldened by It. WASHINGTON, July 7.— By direction of Secretary Root General Chaffee is plan ning a brisk offensive campaign against the Moros In Mindanao, who are still ex tremely hostile. General Chaffee Will Send Reinforce • ¦ »: , ments to Baldwin. CAMPAIGN AGAINST HOROS. Incidentally such experienced ¦' men as Clarkson and Postmaster General Payne will bring Roosevelt's forces into such shape before the next campaign that Hanna's managers will have the time of their lives forcing the Ohloan to the front. The internecine strife in Ohio, in which Senator Foraker is seeking to ob tain control of the State machine, is add ing to Hanna's troubles, i It is said the reason for the appoint ment of James S. Clarkson as Surveyor of the* Port of New York is clear since Platt's announcement. . Clarkson is. first of all, a stalwart of Platt's type, and his re-entry Jnto politics means, the efficient furtherance of Platt'B plans. No one in public life and familiar with the situation believes Hanna can escape being a candidate before the national convention in 1904, even If he tried, and few believe he will try. If Roosevelt in the meantime obtains the co-operation o'f such leaders as Platt and Quay] in his be half the fight is sure to be thfe most ex citing in modern political annals. WASHINGTON. July 7.-Senator Platfa announcement last night at Manhattan Beach that he would indorse President Roosevelt to succeed himself In 1904, and that if New York and Pennsylvania both should^ come out for Roosevelt it would decide the question, Is regarded by poli ticians here as most important. It means more than the mere announcement of the New Yorker's friendliness toward Roosevelt. It means that Roosevelt and Platt have reached a clear understanding, and this has a direct bearing upon the conflict that is looked upon here as Inevi table because of the rivalry between Roosevelt and Hanna. Special Dispatch to The Call. SENA TOR PL A TT AND ROOSEVELT AGAINST HANNA VICTORIA, B.C.. July. 7.— Harry Tracy, the convict who escaped from the Oregon penitentiary ' and -has so ' far eluded .pur suers after ! killing some,'- is - "very con versant with. the. Islands 'of Puget Sound, whither he : was seen heading . from Port . The widow of Policeman Breese, who was" killed by Tracy, will .receive J1000 from the city. The Council is unanimous in favor of the proposed ordinance. At; a meeting of the City Council to night an ordinance was 'introduced offer ing $1000 reward for: 1 the desperado dead or alive. Under the rules of the Council, the ordinance went over, but it will un doubtedly-be* passed at the" next meeting if . Tracy continues at large. . — "The warden of the Utah penitentiary sent me a photograph at the time Tracy escaped and , I . recognized it at once as the .picture of young Garr. While" In the penitentiary at Deer Lodge Garr got let ters f rom "¦ his 1 father in . Missouri, and ] I remember his saying he had come from Missouri to Montana to "be a cowboy.- Garr was a reckless, youth when I first knew ! him ¦ and after his | first ". crime he seemed to take rapidly to further law lessness." SPOKANE, Wash., July 7.— "Tracy^s real name is Garr," said: A. O. Rose, of Dillon,. Montana, former c Sheriff of Beaverhead .'County, Montana, . to-day , : "and his first crime • was committed at Dillon, when he was only 18 years of age.; He stole a' keg 'of . beer from the station platform, and I arrested him. and assisted in the prosecution. ; Ho got sixty days in the County Jail, and was out but a short time before he robbed a rancher, and was given one year in the State , penitentiary for the ' offense. Upon ! his release . he robbed a lumberman's camp and • disap peared, and I did not hear of him again until 'he escaped from jail in Utah and got away to Colorado.. "TRACY" IS GARR. Port Ludlow is the only place along the shore' to be avoided, until the . vicinity of Fort Flagler on the southern point of Port Townsend harboi-. * From south of Flagler a course could be laid, preferably by night, across to the west shore of Whldby, Island, striking in north of Fort Casey. From herewith luck in escaping notice of any of the patrol fleet, the sall ing.would be. plain to the vicinity of De ception Pass or on to the islands of the Archipelago de Haro. , +— _ . g. the straits of Juan de Fuca, the west shore has but scant population. v - "WRANGEL, Chamberlain to', King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway. The foregoing Is in answer to a mes sage asking King Oscar hla opinion of the latest story from Winnipeg about the alleged murder of Andree, the explorer, by Eskimos in Northern Canada. The story as told in the dispatches from Win nipeg was to the effect that the Rev. Mr. Farlies, . an Episcopal missionary, had heard and investigated statements about Andree's murder two years ago by Eski mos and was satisfied as to 'their truth. Rev. Mr. Farlies , was quoted, further more, as saying that relics of the Andree expedition had been secured. Andree was a- native of Sweden, and the King personally helped to defray the ex pense of the expedition. Swedish Ruler Does Not Believe Ex plorer Was Murdered by Eskimos. , NEW TORK, July 7.— The Tribune prints the following: STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 7. To the Editor ' of the Tribune: By his Majesty's order I have to say that his Ma jesty has "no special reason to suppose the murder of Andree by Eskimos. KING OSCAR SKEPTICAL REGARDING ANDREE'S FATE MEN WHO HAVE FIGURED IN THE . PURSUIT OF OUTLAW TRACY. • An important place was given in tha proceedings to-day to the resolutions urg ing the exemption of Turner property from taxation. The proposition was favored by many Eastern delegates \n whose States much Turner property Is ex empt. The more radical. element from tha West came in with a counter resolution,"' declaring for the taxation, of all society and church property. The radicals carried the day, the resolution favoring the tax ation of .church property being adopted. It was decided not to hold the next National Turner Fest until 1906, thus de feating the hopes of St. Louis and Chi cago delegates for 1804. The fest was offered to Indianapolis, which has until to-morrow to accept. Plttsburg secured the next business convention, to be held In 1904. Indianapolis was continued as tha business headquarters, the Indiana dis trict to elect head officers. The Bund adopted a resolution favoring free . text books in schools. ' ' . DAVENPORT. la,. July 7.— Th© second day of the National Convention of tha North American Turnerbund was marked by many heated discussions. Three hours was spent discussing the question of ad mission of women to full membership. It was proposed to make it optional with the societies to admit women and to receive them on passes from other societies. Tho proposition was defeated by 183 4-5 votes against 154 1-5 for it. A two-thirds vote is necessary to make the change*. bership Is Defeated After Long Debate. Katter of Admitting Women to mem- HEATED DISCUSSIONS AT TURNERS' CONVENTION There were in reason but ' one, or two courses for Tracy to pursue. ' Neither of them took him out of . Kitsap : County. Unless • the ¦ convict, , in . sudden ; anger ¦ or fearing, treachery, has , killed Anderson, the two. men, are] still together/ and the Whitehall boat is still In use. From I Point No Point, 1 the northern extremity of Kit sap County, to Point Wilson,' where'; the waters of Admiralty Inlet merge *. , with The Sheriffs of other Northwestern coun ties have been actively participating in the chase since- the news of. Tracy's visit to and departure 1 from Port Madison spread abroad. Sheriff Brisbin of What com County was out Sunday and to-day with" his posse on board the steamer Bes sie cruising among the numerous Islands of the lower sound. Sheriff Zimmerman of Snohomlsh County, with a strong par ty, is in the vicinity of Duguala Bay, which nearly cuts .Whldby* Island in two' and commands the inside channel I to the north. ; Sheriff Hammond of Jefferson County, after cruising Sunday ; and to day in the . revenue launch Guard, | is' to night stationed at Qulllcene, near the en trance to.: Hood canal. Volunteers, -act- Ing* under . orders of Skagtt County offi cers, . are watching (the * southeastern shores of Fidalgo Island and ; the ;'country In the vicinity of the. Skagit Riyer. delta. ACTIVITY OE ; SHERIFFS. Sheriff Sackman of Kitsap .County has secured the services of \ forty Indians who will patrol the beach' of the reservation and northward to Point No Point; in 'the hope, if the old Indian*. woman's story is true, that Tracy t may not, yet have left the mainland, but put out again on the waters of the Sound In Johnson's boat. A Whitehall . boat on the . beach \ of Miller's Cove, near Port Gamble, with' the footprints of two men leading away from the shore into the woods was re ported to-day.. Investigation of this dis covery was taken In; hand ~ by . Deputy' Sheriff Cook and a posse. : Cook returned to his home In Seattle to-night. -He had discovered that the boat belonged to Sam uel Horsley, a farmer of the neighbor hood, and was found Just . where tho farmer had left it. Indians are to search "the" forests ami bloodhounds are to be turned loose in several sections to-morrow.' It is thought that Tracy and Anderson are somewhere on or near the Fort Madison reservation. An old Indian .woman has" said" that she talked with a man of Tracy's description/ INDIANS ARE ENLISTED. The pursuit to-day, however, developed that the man, and his impressed compan ion, Anderson, did not abandon their boat on the Sound shore, at least not where It could easily be found. It was reported that the craft had been discovered, but investigation proved the story untrue. Nothing. has been heard from. Anderson, and If he has not already been murdered, he is very likely with Tracy. SEATTLE, July 7. — Thousands of men are on the Sound and in the forests of four counties pursuing with exasperating ill success the murdering outlaw, Tracy. The whereabouts of the escaped convict is more than ever shrouded in mystery- ; Indian Woman Says She Talked With the Convict. Madison, where his trail was lost by tha posses in pursuit. He was a fireman on the steamer City of Kingston some years Ago .when. -that vessel "was giving the dally connection between 3 - Victoria and Seattle via Port Townsend, and he then learned the location of the haunts of water pirates, whom he afterward made hi3 friends. According to those who knew Tracy when he was on the Kingston, ho had many friends among these men. Fugitive May Now Be on Northern Reservation. MINNEAPOLIS. July 7.— The London Society of Fine Arts has awarded to Alex der Graham Bell Its 1902 medal. American Wins Fine Arts Medal. Admiral Melville hopes to have obtained reliable and complete data of a military and commercial value before turning his office of Chief of the Bureau . of Steam Engineering over to a successor. John D. Spreckels, president of the Oceanic Steamship Company, notified Admiral Melville of his experiment with the Mariposa. The trial of the Mariposa, equipped with an oil plant, was made on July 4, and was successful. Engineer H. N. Stevens, U. S. N.. witnessed the trial. A cruise to Tahiti vae then planned. Ever since the Navy Department began experiments to ascertain the value of oil fuel as compared with coal, the office cf the Bureau of Steam Engineering, es pecially Lieutenant Commander John R. Edwards, who has the experiments In charge and who has gained valuable re sults, has been flooded with letters of In quiry from ship-owners on the Pacific Coast, where oil 1e so much cheaper than coal as to make it far more desirable for fuel. CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET, N. TV.. WASHINGTON. July 7.— To observe the most thorough test of oil as naval fuel ever attempted, Lieutenant Ward P. Winchell, U. S. N.. has been ordered de tached from the Boston at San Francisco, and will board the Oceanic Steamship Company's steamer Mariposa for a cruise to Tahiti. The Slarlposa will burn only oil during the trip, which will be 7300 miles in length. The result of the experiment, in the opinion of naval officers here, will mean much to the future of engineering. Rear Admiral Melville, chief of Bureau cf Steam Engineering, takes Immense in terest In the experiment, and feels that the best way to gain a thorough compre hension of oil as fuel is to give It the severe trial now contemplated. He desires to do so with a warship. Special Dispatch to The Call The local Mayors and officials presided at the various gatherings and many promi nent ladies gave their assistance. Each one of the Queen's guests received gifts consisting of a box of chocolate and a sil ver gilt brooch. The proceedings were very enthusiastic. URGENT NEED OF DEFENSE. Duke of Devonshire Says This Is Britain's Paramount Question. LONDON, July 7.— Presiding at the an nual meeting here to-day of the British Empire League, the Duke of Devonshire CHOA TE ANGERS LONDON COLONY OF AMERICANS Special cable to The Call and the New York Hf-rald. Copyright. 1902. by the Herald Publishing Company. LONDON. July 7 f — There Is considerable comment among Americans ,. in London over the action of Embassador Choate and Henry White, secretary of the embassy. In leaving a Fourth of July dinner early last Friday In order to attend a reception at the India office. Officials of the Amer ican Society declare that pressure was brought to bear upon them by the em bassy to shorten the dinner. While many applaud the sentiment con tained in Mr. Choaie's speech in reference to the King, it is thought he went too far, overstepped the bounds of republican dig nity and assumed a tone not far 'from sycophantic— at least, this is the gossip in the hotels. It had been remarked that when Mr. Choate and Mr. White left the banquet hall so hurriedly Captain Clover, the na val attache, and John Ridgely " Carter, second secretary of the embassy, re mained. When former Governor Hastings of Pennsylvania declared that he did not agree with the Embassadnr that "this was a time to speak in hushed tones," he was greeted with an outburst of applause. The action taken by the embassy offi cials seems all the more extraordinary when the fact is taken Into account that all the big functions in English society went on by the King's express command. PARTITIONING THE OIL MARKETS OF EUROPE Rockefeller and the Russian Com- pany Signs Contracts Divid ing 1 Entire Traffic. - BERLIN, July 7. — Boersenhalle of. Ham burg prints a dispatch from Pittsburg to day, which says the Standard Oil Com pany and the Russian Oil Company have signed a contract dividing the British market, two-thirds going to the Standard and one-third to. the Russian, company. The correspondent of the Boersenhalle avers that similar contracts in connection withr-other countries are being arranged, and he . assumes that . Germany will be partitioned. . 'fj.i, The dread disease has made" its inroads on the army and has scored fully -.100 deaths, but these have been due to dis obedience on the part of the victims, who ignored the orders of officers regarding what they should eat and drink. More stringent orders have been issued, and'in asmuch as General Chaffee's recent cablegrams have made no mention of the effect of the disease it is believed by Sec-, retary Root, Colonel- Edwards, chief of the division^ of insular affairs, Surgeon General Forwood and others at the War Department that there has been no turn for the worse in the situation, which was tersely summed up after the considera tion of the reports dated' up to May 15, with the comment that the "epidemic has been fought, to, a standstill in Man ila by the army medical officers and is making no further progress In army, but Is seriously ravaging the native set tlements throughout^ the archipelago.*' The natives are numb from "J. ear of cholera, "and with" good reasons/for the death rate among: j-JswS ls >f«A^ .?•> P er cehc? . The ~ disease- is^jnamt' Astatic": chol era hVthe virulent form it develops in the tropics, where the climatic conditions and lack of proper sanitation aggravate it. The medical corps of tlie army and of ficers of the United States marine hospi tal corps have co-operated with success in keeping the cholera confined to the Philippines. Private letters received here state that the work of medical inspection in Manila and elsewhere is greatly ham pered by the natives themselves. Reports from Colonel Heisemann, chief medical officer of the Philippines, cov ering the period up to May^l5, are the last received here. They state that in Manila Ihere have been 1005 cases with 800 deaths. There were twenty-three cases where Americans had been stricken, with thir teen deaths. Thirteen Europeans were stricken and ten deaths occurred. In the entire Philippines there were 3210 cases and 2322 deaths. CALL BUREAU, 1406; 6 STREET N. W., WASHINGTON; 'July 7.— Not fince 1S82, when the native population of the Philippines was decimated by a viru lent epidemic of Asiatic T- cholera. ,has there been such an attack" of disease as is now ravaging the archipelago. Officers returning from the Philippines recently have expressed the fear, that the mortal ity would approach the figures attained twenty years ago.. Because the natives are ignorant of the simplest rules Of hy giene and sanitation .the epidemic is bound to increase during, the hot weeks to come, and the only 'relief which can be looked for is the rainy." season,, which is due in August or September. Special Dispatch to The Call. One Hundred Deaths Occur in Ameri= can Army. (Lord President of the Council and leader of the' Liberal-Unionists), discussing the conferences of the Colonial Premiers, said the question of imperial defense was para mount. The question of imperial com mercial relations would solve itself at no distant day in accordance with economic laws which would inevitably assert them selves, and which he did not believe would present any obstacle to the consummation of that which they must all desire— namely, free trade or the nearest ap proach to free trade within every portion of the empire. Imperial defense, however, could not wait. If they waited for it to solve Itself they might wait j'atll there wnsno British empire, to defend. The Colonial Secretary has a crescent shaped cut across . tho forehead three inches long and penetrating to the bone. Pieces of broken glass were found em bedded in the wound. The bone Is bruised. 'Mrvv, Chamberlain , also, sub talrieii v a 'illght cut* under the right "eye. ". ' "¦* - - Upon finding that he must remain in the hospital the patient asked that he might be placed somewhere where he could smoke. He was thereupon carried to a room on the next floor. Mr. Cham berlain treats the matter of his accident' lightly. Mr. Chamberlain's injuries are likely to detain him in the house for the remainder of the week. He has already canceled his engagements until i.ext, Thursday, and it is extremely doubtful if he will be permitted to attend the coronation ban quet to be held in the Guild Hall Friday, or the reception to Lord Kitchener on Saturday on his return from South Af rica. "Mr. Chamberlain is suffering from a scalp wound on the forehead. He is now free from pain and feeling comfortable. There is no concussion." The conference of the Colonial Pre miers, which was to have been held to morrow to discuss the question of impe rial defense, has been postponed in con sequence of the accident. The following bulletin was issued this evening from Charing Cross Hospital: When picked up Mr. Chamberlain, in reply to a question, said he did not feel faint, but could not afford to t lose so much blood. -The gash on his forehead required a number of stitches. Austin Chamberlain, eldest son of the Secretary, is with his father, as are his two secretaries. Mr. Chamberlain is rest ing quietly, but the. doctors are not cer tain he can be moved to-morrow. The Secretary's hansom .was passing through the Canadian arch, when the horses slipped and Mr. Chamberlain was precipitated forward with gi;eat vio lence. His head struck against the glass frcnt of the cab. When he was extri cated It was seen that Mr. Chamberlain's head was badly cut and bleeding freely. A policeman helped the Secretary into a cab and he was taken to Charing Cross Hcspital, where. his wound was dressed. The wound is so serious as to necessitate his remaining in the hospital all night. ONDON, July 7.— The Colonial B Secretary, Joseph Chamber- B lain, was severely cut .on the B _ . head to-day as a result of a «n t^ cab accident in Whitehall. Queen Alexandra's teas to 10,000 domestic servants of London commenced to-day. NAVAL EXPERT WILL SAIL ON THE MARIPOSA The use by the Prince of Wales of the word "recovers-," when he referred to the King's progress this afternoon. Is re garded in many quarters as Indicating that the roj'al family considers the King's case most hopefully. King Edward passed a favorable day and the verbal report given out to-night was that he was still doing well. In Inaugurating the Raphael Nurses' Home of Guys Hospital this afternoon, the Prince of Wales said all would join him In expressing unbounded thankful ness to God for the merciful recovery of his dear father. They had all been cheer ed and supported during the severe trial by the deep sympathy of the whole em pire and they who had watched at the King's bedside realized how much was due to the eminent surgical and medical skill and to the highly trained and pa tient nursing of the King. PRINCE PRAISES SURGEONS. Replying to a question on the subject cf the coronation stands, the First Com missioner of Works, A. Akers-Douglas, paid it was not proposed to remove them, «i! it w?.r i 5'ip«3.thc s*.«.rds would. £till be required for the purpose for which they were constructed. In th« House of Commons this after noon A. J. Balfour, the Government lead er, announced that an autumn session of Parliament would be necessary, be ginning about the middle of October, and that the House would adjourn early in August. Insurance companies, merchants and hotel and boarding house keepers already have sustained their losses attendant upon the postponement of the coronation and the abandonment of the idea of a great pageant will not occasion much sor row. The general feeling Is that it would be unwise to undertake to carry out the programme originally planned. NO PROTESTS RAISED. There is a feeling among Londoners that It Is an act of wisdom to crown the King as soon as possible. While it is believed, as the physicians have said, that there is no immediate danger of a fatal termina tion, yet the condition of the King's health is such as to cause general appre hension. King Edward will undergo another oper ation, or, at least, a searching surgical examination. The primary cause of the ulcer yet remains undiscovered and it is feared the removal of the vermiform ap pendix may be necessary. The King de sires his coronation to take place as soon es he shall become physically able. He is undoubtedly superstitiously influenced by the prophecies of misfortune and Intends to disperse them by assuming the crown, whatever may happen afterward. This programme is naturally a contingent one. of only a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Ab bey and an abbreviated service there im medlatelv afterward. for August 15. It will consist .•y OKDON, July 7.— From unof // ficial but usually trustworthy 11 sources it is said that the cor- U j onation of King Edward has •^¦"¦^^f been provisionally scheduled Special Dispatch to The Call. Greater Mortality Certain During the Hot Months. Royal Sufferer Must Undergo Another Operation. Severely Cut Upon the Head by Broken Glass. Ceremony Will Be Simple and Lack" ing in Pomp. Disease Claims Thou= sands of Natives in Philippines. Joseph Chamberlain Wounded in Cab Accident CORONATION OF KING EDWARD IS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 15 RAVAGES OF DREAD CHOLERA PRICE FIVE CENTS. SAN FBANCISCO, TUESDAY, JULY 8, 1902. VOLUME XCII— KO. 38. BLOODHOUNDS AND REDSKINS WILL PURSUE OUTLAW TRACY The San Francisco Call.