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SEATTLE, Sept. 22.— W. Hooper Young
is wanted in Seattle on a charge of forg
ery. His former wife, who secured a di
vorce from him «ln the King County Su
perior Court, is living here at the pres
ent time. Young waa In Seattle sixteen
months ago and went from here to San
Francisco. These facts were established
by Detective Lane of the Seattle police
force. Lane not only found that he knew
the man while he lived in Seattle, but
that he had seen him several times about
the streets.
Murderer at Seattle.
Crooked Career of the New York
It, Is Asserted That She Died" From
a Broken Heart.
BERLIN, Sept. 22.— Baron Guillemant,
a" former official of the Belgian court,
now residing in Berlin, has published a
pamphlet with the purpose of proving
that Marie Henrlette, Queen of the Bel
gians, died of a broken heart Her sor
rows were due to the misconduct of her
husband and her eldest daughter, Louise,
and _ to the matrimonial unhappiness of
her second daughter, Stephanie. Baron
Guillemant Introduces letters showing
that the Queen was fully determined sev
eral years ago tp separate from King
Leopold, and •. that great efforts- were
necessary to prevent a widespread Eu
ropean scandal. . /
Steamer Newington, Engaged in Re-
pairing Broken Cable, Narrowly
Escapes Being Destroyed.
ST. THOMAS, D.. W. I., Sept. 22.-The
cable steamer Newington secured the St.
Lucia end of the St. Vincent cable Sat
urday," four ' and a half miles from Sou
friere, and just finished buoying it when
there was a sudden and violent eruption
of the volcano.. The steamer thereupon
headed away from ] the land, followed by
dense clouds of smoke. She had a narrow
escape, and it Is „ considered inadvisable
for her to engage in further operations
there, especially as the cable was found
to be greatly damaged. The Newington
will proceed to St. Thomas for a cable to
complete the repair of the St. Lucia-
Grenada section. . i "^ !.
A violent. eruption of the Souf riere was
observed Sunday night from St. Lucia.
Adds Another San Rafael Dwelling
to His Account.
SAN RAFAEL, Sept 22.— -The residence
of Mrs. Rose Donohue on E street "was
destroyed by fire this afternoon. The
alarm was turned in at 4 o'clock and the
department responded quickly, but the
flames had gained such headway that the
contents of the building could not be
saved. Mrs. Donohue was absent, and no
one was in the residence at the time the
fire was discovered. It is believed that
this dwelling is anotner to be added to
the long list of buildings destroyed by the
San Rafael Incendiary.
The funeral ' services ' preparatory to the
removal of the remains • of Queen Marie
Henrlette to Brussels were- held this
morning In a church at Spa. The. coffin
later was placed in a car and was com
pletely hidden by flowers.- King-Leopold,
leaning on the arm of Prince Albert of
Flanders, the heir . presumptive to .the
throne, followed on foot, the Ministers,
generals and other distinguished persons
Then, apparently overcome by the pop
ular demonstration, the Princess burst
Into tear*. Mi r'i^'l i$fftl ftl J
The Princess will not be present at her
mother's funeral. Princess Stephanie
started for Calais this afternoon. She
was accorded a most enthusiastic greet
ing by large crowds at the railroad sta
tion, while cries of '"Viva la Comtesse!"
were raised, i to j which she replied, "I
thank you with all my heart" . , *.
. During the whole railroad journey from
Spa to this city the Princess was shaken
v/ith sobs, and arrived here nearly pros
trated. This morning she attended a spe
cial requiem mass ordered by herself. On
leaving the church she was sympathetic
ally greeted by the assembled crowd.
Queen would lead -to healing the rupture,
but the Incident at. Spa is taken to dem
onstrate that the King Is as irreconcill
able as ever to. what he. openly has des
ignated as a mesalliance, even after the
approval of the Austrian Emperor Fran
cis Joseph.
J. A. Ray, of Ray's Mill, near Elma,
who l<jst heavily in the recent forest fires,
sayis he Is able to fix responsibility for the
fires in the Grays Harbor country. Two
neighbors Jiving to the east of him burned
their "slashings," in violation of a law
that forbids their being burned before
TACOMA, Sept. 22.— Mrs. George Hart
sock of Olympia has received details of
the death in the forest fires of last week
of ten of her relatives. Her brother, his
wife and child, her two sisters and their
husbands and families were proceeding
up "Lewis River, in Clarke County, for an
outing, when the flames overtook them.
Their charred remains have been found.
Four of the smaller children of the three
families were left behind with their grand
parents and thus were saved.
Olympia Woman Learns the Awful
Fate of an Entire Camp
. ing Party.
It was hoped by the public, which ap
plauded Princess Stephanie's match with
the Count Lonyaya, that the death of the
"As the King has 'caused an intimation
to be conveyed to me that he does not
desire my presence, I am going to Calais,
where my husband will meet me. Thence
I shall probably return to England. There
was no scene between the King and my
self at Spa."
"I was at Cromer, England, when I
learned of the death of the Queen. Like
a loving daughter and a patriot. I hurried
to Spa to render the last honors to my
"The precise facts are these: I was
praying at the bier of the Queen when
some one came about 4 o'clock to tell me
the King would not receive me.,, I imme
diately left the death chamber. I had no
interview with his Majesty.
(Countess of Lonyaya) beside
the bier of the late Queen Marie Hen
rlette at Spa yesterday Is agitating all
classes. Popular sympathy on all sldca
is expressed for the Princess, who though
deeply affected by the incident makes no
complaint The Princess herself has given
out a simple statement of the facts, as
-y Sept. 22.— The scan
fir 1m dal arising from the revival
M 6t the family 'quarrel between
B AM KIn S Leopold and his daugh
ffli 4* ter, the Princess Stephanie
Princess Stephanie Talks About Message
Received at Mother's Bier.
Very large crowds of people lined the
route from the railroad station to the
church, and all the streets in the vicin
ity were* draped with black. The interior
of the church was hung with black.
The funeral train arrived at Laeken at
3:40 p. m. The engine was draped with a
crape-covered- flag. The King and the
other members of 'the royal family de
scended and gathered in the waiting
room, to which the coffin was removed.
The procession afterward started for a
neighboring church,' the Grenadiers' band
playing a funerai march. The. coffin was
borne into the church, where the Arch
bishop pronoun'ced the " absolution, after
which, the coffin, followed by. the King
and other notabilities, was taken to the
crypt. The remains later will be placed
in the mausoleum. ¦ ¦
bringing up the rear. The route of the
funeral procession was lined with troops
and crowded with people. After the
requiem mass the cortege proceeded to
the railroad station, the King, Prince Al
bert and the Princess Clementine and the
Ministers accompanying- the body to the
train. " • •
Unable to Attend the
Funeral of the
• Late Queen.
Culprit Escapes After
Fight With Her
Muller was for a long time a guard In
San Quentin prison and is known to be
an expert shot. The Mulier home is just
back of the Donohue house, which was
destroyed by fire this afternoon from un
known causes.
"No, I was not frightened at all," said
Mrs. Muller. "I only wish Henry could
have caught the fellow."
Mrs. Muller corroborated her husband's
description of the man. She vehemently
asserted that she, too, wished she had
had some weapon at the time she first
saw him half through the window.
"I would give two years of my life if I
had only a pistol last night It Just hap
pened that I had no firearms in the house.
If I had any I should have saved the au
thorities the trouble of capturing the fire
bug. I could have killed him easily. He
¦was a young man, and wore a sack suit
and a crusher hat He had a small mus
tache, weighed about 150 pounds and was
not tall— well proportioned, I should
"On re-entering my house and lighting
a. lamp I found a small sack containing
gunpowder on the floor, dropped there by
the marauder In his hasty flight This
morning a search of the yard was made.
It was discovered that a quantity of shav
ings had been piled up against the house
and that this material was saturated with
coal oil.
"He then attempted to jump the fence
and just as he was going over I caught
hold of his coat. We struggled for awhile,
but I couia not retain my grip and the
fellow ran down D street While giving
chase I yelled to him to stop or I would
shoot At this he crouched down and ran
in a zigzag course. I followed as far as
Third street but there lost track of him.
Being clad only In my night clothing, I
returned home.
"As soon as she entered the adjoining
room Ehe saw a man half way through
the window. Without hesitation she
rushed at the intruder, screaming as Ehe
<Jid so. I ran to. her aid and found that
the man had dropped from the window
Bill to the ground below. I went through
the window after him. The fellow was
evidently dazed by the unexpected inter
ruption and ran against the gate, but
couid not open it.
'Xate last night Mrs. Muller and Mrs.
Keeny. her sister, went up town to take
to the latter' s husband his midnight
luncheon, he being employed at the Marln
County Ice factory as night engineer.
They returned home at 11 o'clock. I had
retired and my wife 6oon followed. At 1
o'clock this morning Mrs. Muller was
awakened by a noise In an adjoining
room. Arousing me, she said she believed
some one was trying to enter the house.
I Ecoffed at the idea, but she arose to in
Mr. Muller gives the following ftccotmt
of bis experience with the intruder:
Mrs. Muller was the flrst to catch a
glimpse of the firebug. She caw him as
he was entering the window of her sit
ting room. He was half way through the
aperture when the brave woman entered
the room. Rushing at the Intruder, she
thrust him from the window and scream
ed for help. Her husband responded Im
mediately and a fierce struggle with the
man. In the yard followed. When the fel
low got free Muller pursued him for two
blocks, but finally lost trace of the fugi
SAN RAFAEL, Sept 22.— Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Huller have Been San Rafael's no
torious firebug at close quarters. This in
cendiary, to whom nearly thirty fires have
been charged In the past year and who
has laughed at the efforts of the police to
ca.ptur4 him, entered the Muller home at
1 o'clock this morning. In an attempt to
destroy the dwelling, with its sleeping In
mates. He was discovered by plucky Mrs.
Muller, who thrust him back through a
window which he was entering, and before
he could escape from the yard her hus
band had leaped through the window and
grappled with him. Muller was unable to
hold the Incendiary, tut he and his wife
have given to the police a description of
the culprit which, it is believed, will lead
to his early capture. In his flight the
criminal left behind a sack of powder, and
piled against the outside of the building
was found a stack of shavings, saturated
with coil olL
Special iy.Bpatch to The Call.
Captain Schmlttberger held a conference
to-day with the Mormon elders who lived
in the house where the murder was com
mitted. The captain afterward said he
was satisfied the Mormon elders were in
no way connected with the crime.
The articles of feminine apparel found
in the trunk brought back from Chicago
were positively identified as belonging to
his wife by Joseph Pulitzer, who was
deeply affected when shown the little bag
of cakes his wife had bought for him
¦when she went out on Tuesday night last #
The trunk was also positively Identified'
ty Alfred Dolby, the hall boy, as the one
which he had helped Young carry out of
his flat
NEW YORK, Sept. 22.— The quest for
the supposed murderer of Mrs. Anna Pu
litzer was ended to-night when news
reached police headquarters in this city
that the man claiming himself to be Bert
Edwards, who was arrested last night
near Derby, Conn., had admitted that he
was William Hooper Young after he had
been positively identified by Mac Levy, a
professor of physical culture, - in whose
establishment In Brooklyn Young, was at
one time employed. The police announce
that Young will be brought to this city
to-morrow morning, his counsel in this
city having said that he would waive ex
tradition proceedings, which might delay
his surrender to the New York authorities
for a day or two.
Young Is reported to have made a con
fession, in which he claims that an ac
complice actually committed the murder.
•Young Is said to have told Mac Levy that
he and 'one Charles Simpson Eiling of
Bridgeport, Conn., lured the woman to
Young's flat, where Young left them for a
while. On his return Young says that
Elllng, who immediately fled, told him
that he had killed the woman by giving
her a dose of chloral hydrate in a glass
of beer. Anxious to save his friend.
Young said, he attempted to dismember
the body, but his nerve failed him and
he subsequently removed It In a trunk.
No such man as Eillng is known in
Bridgeport, and the police regard the con
fession as a clumsy effort on the part of
Young to shield himself. Elling is the
name to which Young addressed the trunk
to Chicago. Young says that he expected
Elllng to go to Chicago and claim the
Shortly before 9 o'clock the officers
withdrew from the prisoner's cell and left
him for the night, the announcement be
ing made that the man would not be
taken to New York until to-morrow even
From another reliable source, however,
came the Information that Young did say
that he had an accomplice.
During the interview with the officers
which followed Young's admission of his
identity he is said to have made a confes
sion regarding the crime. The exact na
ture of this confession was not made pub
lic to-night. It was said that Young had
spoken of an accomplice, but one of the
officers, when questioned about this, re
.,,"If jyo\i cay tba£_ jr. • confession
baa been made "Vou will "tell the whole
It was to Mac Levy, a physical culture
Jnstructor of Brooklyn, and Detective Ser
geant Edward Hughes of New York that
the prisoner admitted his identity.
In tne guise of a tramp he had been
wandering about the country for several
days and was arrested last evening by
the Derby police on suspicion. Although
his description corresponds closely with
that sent out by the New York officers,
the prisoner at first stoutly denied any
connection with the murder, and even
when he was confronted with a man who
was formerly a fellow workman he still
denied his identity. But this evening,
upon the arrival of a man with whom he
was Intimately acquainted, the prisoner
acknowledged that he is William Hooper
Young. He consented to go back to New
York without the formality of requisition
papers and will be taken there probably
to-morrow morning.
DERBY, Conn.. Sept 22.-William
Hooper Young, for whom the police of
New York have been searching in connec
tion with the murder of Mrs. Anna Nel
son Pulitzer, has been found and is also
said to have made a confession regarding
the killing of Mrs. Pulitzer.
Derby Suspect Turns
Out to Be Gotham
Wm. Hooper Young
Confesses Awful
Thrusts Him Back
and Calls for As
Capture of Slayer of
Mrs. Anna Nelson
Finds Him Entering
Window of Her
COLON, Colombia, Sept. 22.— The United
States auxiliary cruiser Panther, from
the League Island Navy Yard, with a
battalion of marines on board, has Just
arrived here. Efforts are being made to
secure suitable quarters here for the
American marines.
PANAMA, Sept. 22.— Government sol
diers who were captured by General Her
rera at Aeiia Dulce and who were com
pelled to join his army and- who suc
ceeded in escaping, arrived here to-day.
They confirm the report that the whole
revolutionary army has abandoned Its
camp '• near Chorrera and is " retreating
toward Agua Dulce.
A belief which has grown so strong that
it no longer can be disregarded is held
In Central and South American diplomatic
quarters*, here . in regard to this latest,
and, in point of numbers, almost unpre
cedented dispatch of naval forces to the
isthmus. This belief (and it should be
stated that the impression prevails in
spite of emphatic expressions of high of
ficials of the United States Government
to the contrary) is that the large naval
force which has been sent to keep traffic
open across the isthmus will prevent, by
its very presence, the continuation of hos
tilities along the railroad on any ex
tensive scale and soon bring them to a
halt altogether; that the force has been
sent there in anticipation of an early sig
nature of the Panama canal treaty, and
that it will be kept there to maintain or
der and quiet along the trip from Pan
ama to Colon, which, by the terms of
the prospective treaty, the United States
is to control.
Naval officers say the commander evi
dently jbelleved the transportation of the
troops, rifles in hand and cartridge belts
full, might "provoke hostilities" while
en route across the isthmus and create an
interruption of traffic.
"Any transportation of Government
troops not In violation of treaty and
which would not endanger transit or pro
voke hostilities may not be objection
able. The department must rely upon
yoUr judgment to decide such questions
as conditions may arise from day to
Commander McLean, in having the
troops transported in a separate train
from their arms, is acting apparently in
accordance with his construction of that
part of Secretary Moody's Instructions,
cabled on Saturday, which read:
Officials of the Colombian legation here
predict that a storm of disapproval will
arise in Colombia as a result of Com
mander McLean's action in disarming
the Colombian troops before their pas
sage across the Isthmus. It Is stated here
that Colombia's agreement with the Pan
ama Railroad Company specifically pro
vides for the transportation of Colombian
soldiers by the railroad when occasion
arises, and the commander's action is re
garded at the legation here as a direct
infringement of Colombia's sovereignty
over the isthmus.
"COLON, Sept. 20.— Secretary of the
Navy. Washington: The United States
guards and guarantees traffic and the line
of transit. To-day I permitted the ex
change of Colombian troops from .Pan
ama to Colon, about 1000 each way, the
troops without arms, in train guarded by
American naval force in the same man
ner as other passengers, arms and am
munition in separate train guarded also
by 'naval force in the same manner as
other freight McLEAN."
The Navy Department is In receipt of
.the following cablegram fronvCommander
McLean of the cruiser Cincinnati:
A late dispatch received at the Navy
Department to-day from Commander Mc-
Lean of the Cincinnati contained an en
couraging report of- the condition of af
fairs at the isthmus. It was to the ef
fect that railway traffic now was per
fectly free and was being conducted with
out any obstruction; "
The legation officials assert that the
retreat of the rebels to Agua Dulce marks
practically • the collapse of the rebellion.
For a long time the only complete revo
lutionary movement, they say, has been
In the Department of Panama. Agua
Dulce is eight days' hard march from
Panama. The large number of troops be
ing concentrated In and around Panama
and Colon, the legation reports say, will
forestall the probability of any attack
by the rebels even should they rally their
forces at Agua Dulce. The opinion is ex
pressed at the legation that the latter
either will be forced across the boundary
line Into Costa Rica, or they will be dis
armed, or attempt to reach Corinlo, Nic
"PANAMA, Sept. 22.— Rebels have re
treated to Agua Dulce. Railway traffic
perfectly free. Interior of Colombia com
pletely pacified. To-day additional rein
forcements reached Colon from Barran
quilla. Rebels admit hopelessness of their
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.— The follow
ing important dispatch was received at
the Colombian legation to-night from
Governor Salazar of the Department of
Belief That American
Marines Will Stay
on Railway.
Colombian Legation
Gets Encouraging
Railway Traffic on
the Isthmus Is
Again Clear.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 22.— It is
learned here that a plot was laid* to kill
the Czar while returning from the maneu
vers' at Kursk last week. The plotters
expected that the Czar would return by
either the Nicholas or Warsaw , railway,
and the rails were removed on ¦both lines.
In one case the tampering was discovered
and an accident averted, but in the other
case the express was wrecked. The Czar,
however, returned home safely.
the 15th of September. Not only that, but
they also were guilty of criminal I care
lessness in paying no attention to the fire
when it went beyond their farms and be
yond . their control. Ray may * prosecute
them. • ' . - . . ¦ . ¦
Lines, but Nicholas Es
capes Disaster.
Bails Are Removed on Two Railroad
VIENNA. Sept. 22.— The Allgemeine
Zeitung reports the explosion of a bal
loon at Relchenberg, Bohemia, by which
thirty persons were Injured, several se-
A later unconfirmed report from Mont
peller says the balloon got out of order
and 'fell near Bezlers.
PARIS, Sept. 22.— Count de la Vaulx has
made a second attempt to cross the Med
iterranean in his balloon Mediterranean.
He made a favorable start from Palavas.
on the coast of France, this morning. - His
destination is Algiers. Five aeronauts
accompany the Count, and this afternoon
the balloon was reported twenty-flve
miles to the southward.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.— No notice of
a strain of the diplomatic relations be
tween Great Britain and Venezuela has
reached the Department of State. If such
is the case, however, the department of
ficials would have no hesitation in ascrib
ing the cause of the threatened rupture
to the dispute which has been revived
between the two countries over the ow
nership of Patos, or Goose Island, lying
in the Dragon's Mouth, between Trinidad
and the Venezuelan coast. Minister
Bowen last week informed the depart
ment that the dispute had taken an acute
phase through the assertion of British
sovereignty over the little island, and as
he at the same time said that Venezuela
had protested against the hoisting of the
British flag it Is not doubted that to this
incident must be traced any serious dif
ference between the two countries.
"Affairs in Venezuela are so hopelessly
muddled that we can get nothing done.
There is no concealing the fact that the
Venezuelan Government has made heated
protests to our Minister. The chief griev
ance appears to be the allegation that
the British Government is aiding the
revolutionary army. It Is needless to say
this Is perfectly baseless. "We only wish
the United States would take over the
whole country and then perhaps we couhi
get some peace. Of all the disturbances
of the last decade the present seems to
be the worst. This, combined with the
nominal Government, makes us somewhat
indifferent to any action which may take
place. The Venezuelans appear inclined
to be rather reckless, thanks chiefly to
what I presume is the mistaken notion
that Washington will protect them from
the results of their own folly, however
inimical that might be to the lives and
property of British subjects and those of
other Europeans. As we understand
Monroeism, Venezuela Is quite mistaken
in this matter, though apparently the
impression has much to do with her pres
ent action."
An exceptionally prominent official said
to a representative of the Associated
Press this evening:
The view of the Foreign Office Is that
affairs have reached a stage where It is
impossible to deal satisfactorilv with
Venezuela In any matter which may come
up. In proof of this contention the For
eign Office instances the report of the
United States Minister at Caracas, Her
bert W. Bowen, announcing that the Ven
ezuelan Government had protested
against the British flag being raised over
Patos (or 'Goose) Island, over which the
Venezuelan Government claimed sov
ereignty. According to the British Gov
ernment's understanding Patos Island be
longs to Great Britain just as much as
Trinidad and so far as known no question
as to its ownership has ever arisen. In
habitants of the island have recently been
shot or otherwise endangered through the
action of Venezuelans, whether Govern
ment or revolutionary partisans is not
known. For purposes of protection the
local West Indian authorities ordered tie
British flag to be prominently displayed
on the island, hence the protest, which
the Foreign Office says is only one of
The present diplomatic relations are so
strained that, to quote a responsible
British official, it would make really very
little difference if the fact became publlo
property by the absence of the diplomatics
representatives from Caracas and Lon
LONDON, Sept 22.— The Associated
Press Is in a position to announce that
diplomatic relations between Great Brit
ain and' Venezuela are on the verge of
being severed. Any day, almost any
hour, may briny the announcement that
the British Minister at Caracas has bcea
given his passports, with corresponding
action toward the Venezuelan represen
tative in London. The cause of the crisis
seems not to be confined to any particu
lar Instance, but consists In various dif
ferences which have culminated in Ven
ezuela assuming such an angry attitude
as to leave Downing street fully im
pressed with the belief that the Ven
ezuelan Government intends to force mat
ters to a crucial issue. That a diplomatic
rupture would result in hostilities Is a
contingency thus far scarcely contem
Seizing of Goose Is
land Increases
Affairs of Caracas
Government in
a Muddle.
Venezuela and Great
Britain on Verge
of Rupture.
The San Francisco Call.

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