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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.
\ 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
and Fifty Houses in a Single
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.
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.
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
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..
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 -
Chamberlain to', King Oscar II of Sweden and
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.
• 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-
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.
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/
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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'
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
"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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Severely Cut Upon the
Head by Broken
Ceremony Will Be
Simple and Lack"
ing in Pomp.
Disease Claims Thou=
sands of Natives
in Philippines.
Joseph Chamberlain
Wounded in Cab
The San Francisco Call.

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