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Jumps From Second Story Window.
•;<-minated as Secretary of Commerce I .?
j'tc the regular Cabinet meeting to be hel<J
mi Tuesday. Second Assistant Secretary
Carnes «1H be made Assistant Secretary
of Commerce, and William Loeb Jr., nov^
cm of Cortelyou's assistants, will become
i:i,,:-:-,wt's private' secretary.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12.-George B. Cor
lyou, the President's secretary, win be:
Promotion for Cortelyou.
Semi-Official Note Issued Regarding
Reported Mobilization.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 11— The follow
ing, seml-ofllcial note has been issued:
"The report of the mobilization of two
divisions of the Bulgarian army Is en
tirely unfounded. The most pacific tone
prevails in the highest quarters. There
has not. been the slightest idea of mob
ilizing any part of thearmy."
' British Gunboat Captures Pirates.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Feb. 12.— The Brit
ish feunboat Barrier lius captured in the
Red Sea three pirate ship* wltb tb.tr «a
tlre crews.
DENIAL OF BULGARIA.
liuren never reached the. ship and his
companions assert that '. he was thrown
Into an express wagon and hauled away.
Cyren and Pearson are badly beaten
up. The men had not paid tribute to the
sailor boarding-house masters and were
on their xviiy to, the ship Riveredale. ly
ing In the stream. On reaching the Vic
toria dock they were attacked by four
men.
PORTLAND, Feb. 12.— Three sailors,
Bengt Cyren, E. Pearson and Charles
Buren. were waylaid iast night by four lo
cal "crimps." Buren is believed to have
been murdered and hia body thrown into
the river or secreted somewhere on the
water front.
SAILORS BADLY BEATEN
BY POBTLAND "CBIMPS"
BEBELS ,BXIBN; VILLAQE v I
AND KILL INHABITANT S
Serious ; Outbreak of * Natives Occurs^
in the Southern Part of Mada- v
gascar.
LONDON, Feb. 12.-T-A dispatch from
Paris announces that mall advices .re
ceived there from the island ". of.;Mada
gascar - give . details . of . a serious ¦ outbreak
which occurred I recently in the .so.uthern"
part of the island. ". A force of rebels at
tacked and destroyed a village and mur
dered its. Inhabitants. Detachments ;"of
troops pursued • the - rebels and-,kiUed < 'a'
hundred of ' them. \ The French'; also-sus
tained serious losses. : . - . . •.- - - .- ;¦ ' ¦ : ¦
GOVEBNMENT LOSES
. ' - IN FIGHT -WITH REBELS
Fifty-Five; Soldiers/ Killed in : Vene^
zuela and British l Besidents
'¦'\i;.' : ..' .in; Peril;' [¦'_. ' ':'.,. -..;¦ :'.;;¦.."".
. PORT;. OF. SPAIN. • Trinidad $ B. , ; W. j I. ,
Feb. 12^-1 1 is reported that' Venezuelan
rebels intrenched .ln # ;»ne,hlHs at Cuanta
were • attacked • by ' Government : trpops on
¦a date not given and, that -the latter, were
repulsed with^l6»s;of flfty-flye killed.
The troops ;lhreaten^.t,o, % bu"rn tb.e ;town.
The British, residert,tsVwill : take, refuge on
the .warship Pallas If necessary. .The Gov
ernment*, troops"..' at '• Barcelona are ' dying
from fever." Doctors are* vetyiscarce. '
¦ 12.— Three thousand
'. *jg/J : Sal vadoran troops are '. reported
~^^^^:>. to" be near the 'frontier of- Guate-
V \ j ; mala^ '¦' This startling*information
V ' was in advices which
reached .here to-day from San Jose, Costa
Rica, > saylngr • that t a diplomatic ' mission
from the .republic of Salvador arrived at
fiaii Jose ¦. Februar> r ,6, bringing', several
proposals^ for • the formation of .'a 1 triple
alliance between' Salvador,' Honduras and
Costa : RJca /'against; Guatemala and . to
further the; plans for the 'proclamation of
the union of the Central American repub
lics.'; - ; .K*>~"^7 T ¦ ¦¦ '"¦••.
According to these advices, the whole
of Central America .may, be involved in
war, as the political conditions are most
critical. The civil war in Honduras.con
tinues and : Guatemala is. aiding the^ad
herents;of Bonilla, the elected- President
of Honduras, who is unable to assume
office owing to" the opposition of General
Sierra, the President of the * republic
whose term has expired.'. „•'
Nicaragua and Salvador are understood
to be co-operating against Guatemala
and to be furnishing the enemies, of the
Guatemalan Government with arms 'and
ammunition.
Three Thousand SaLvadoran Troops
Near Guatemala's Frontier.
Inspector Crockett, with a large force
of mounted constabulary, haa swept
through Northern Hizai and Southern
Balacan.»'«ji)ere ladrones - ave been ope
rating, bur he failed to find a -trace of
MANILA, Feb. 12.— A hundred. ladrones
attacked the town of Nanjah. island of
Mindora, yesterday. The constabulary
repulsed them after a scattering'; fight,'
which lasted several hours, during which
one ladrone was killed and one wounded..
Twenty women and children living in the
town were injured. ' . -
CONSTABULABY REPULSES
ATTACK OF LADBONES
CHICAGO.Feb. l2. T Flve men met death
,and "ten were overcome to-night . by gas
escaping from the purifying box - in ' -the"
plant of the Northwestern Gas' Light and
Coke Company at Blue Island. !
- The men, under the direction of Super
intendent Russell. -had been engaged, in
changing;- the purifying box: According
to the statements of- men. at .the "plant,
when the men finished the work of chang
ing the substance. in the box .they did
not clcse the covers of the box. When
the gas was .turned into the box for the
purifying process it escaped in volumes
and the men were overcome where they
stood. The dead: ''i^'lj' •
MARTIN C.RU8SELtt, : superintendent.
GEORGE ARNOLD, fireman!
JOHN LL'NONG, laborer. .
J. LARSON, laborer.
ALBERT KATOLPH, laborer.
The Injured: William .Black, foreman
in the engine-room, serious; /Carson Kng-
Tand] foreman of digging force; eight la
borers, names unknown. -
GAS PLANT OCCIDENT
FATAL TO FIVE MEN
Hearing of the Celebrated Case De
velops Seme Interesting Fea
tures and Facts.
PARIS. Feb. 12.-With the hearing of
Eenator Cremieux's testimony the taking
cf evidence in the Humbert case
closed, yid the .counsel for both cides
addressed the court. Randolph Rosseau
*poke on behalf of the plaintiff, Cattui;
Maitre Hmri Boberta defended Mme. Thc
rs«e Humbert and Frederic Humbert in
a brief and witty epeech: Maitre Chenu
5Jfd & tcvr words en bohiilf of Marie d'Au
rignac. end the ras- was then postponed
::ntil next week for Judgment.
It is a noteworthy fact that pympathy
<n the part of the general public -which
ra« manifested yesterday in favor of the
i'lr.rnberU. was more marked to-day <5 v- e
rral timea during the hearing of tr-sil'mony
:n favor of M. Cattui th^ audience broke
. ut Into murmurs and ironiral laughte
;.I Hof?eau's argument en behalf of th«
I'.aiutlff l<;-<lay was n! E<) Interrupted in
¦if fiir.; way, v.-hHe the close of Maitre
*:oberts' pleadings was sreotf-d with two
v^tbursts of applause, which the Judge
tlid cot attempt to check.
PUBLIC SYMPATHIZES
WITH THE HUMBEBTS
R'OYAL' PERSONAGES WHO ARE CONSPICUOUS IN THE MACEDO
.- NIANrAND -BULGARIAN DIFFICULTIES AND A VIEW OF THE
- TERRITORY,' BLACK. LINES INDICATING RAILROAD, ROUTES.
¦ Allegations that Austria-Hungary entertains
ultra-. nv»tlvc». regarding Turkey are to be ero
ohatlcally denied. -The fact that varlon* ra.
'VIENNA. Feb. 12.— The principal papers
to-d&y comment lengthily upon the situa
tion in the Balkans. A careful perusal
leaves the impression that confidence Is
still- unshaken in the power of diplomacy
to i prevent', serious trouble. The Wiener
Journal in a temperate article says: i
Austrian s Expect Diplomacy to Pre
';• : ,i '¦? vent Serious Trouble.
CONFIDENT OF PEACE.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 12.— M. Bakh- '
mctieff. tfie 'Russian diplomatic agent at
Sofia, who came here to see the Czar and i
the Foreign Minister, Count Lamsdorff, is \
said to have described the situation in
Macedonia aa leaving little hope of a
peaceful solution. The Russian Govern
ment is therefore now more intent in ef
forts to localize the outbreak than hope
ful 4 of any outcome to the Austro-Hun
gafian scheme of reform. In pursuance
of this object Russia has advised Bul
'garia to declare a state of siege in agi
tated districts.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 12.-Fourteen
battalions of Redifs (emergency militia)
of the Third Anny Corps, whose, head
quarters, are at Salonica, have . been or
dered to join the colors. According to of
ficial statements these troops are in-
;to replace the reserve battalions
called* out to quell the Macedonian out
break" last autumn. The latter are still
under, arms and it Is generally believed 1
they will be- kept with the colors.
cipitate-war and that it was this
warning that Induced Bulgaria to semi
officially deny to-day any mobilization of
her army.
y A IENNA. Feb. 12.— It is reported
M Jr here that Austria and Russia
B'.^r have warned Bulgaria to abstain
from any measures likely to pre-
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.— The probabil
ity is that the protocols for the raisin?
of the blockade which has been main :
talned by England, Germany and Italy
against Venezuela for more than a month
will be signed by Minister Bowen and tho
representatives of the allied governments
here to-morrow. Every indication points
to that end to-night. Minister Bo-wen has
had a busy day conferring with the Eng
lish and Italian Embassadors and the
German Ministers regarding various fea
tures of the protocols, with the result that
they are practically in final shape.
The protocols will provide for the rais
ing of the blockade at onco for a cash
payment of £3500 to each of the three
allied governments and for the payment
to Germany of 1,700,000 bollvara In five in
stallments, less the £3500 paid in cash.
The first installment of the 1,700,000 boli
vars, or |C40.000 t is to be paid on the 13th
of March. The protocols also will pro
vide for the reference of the question of
preferential treatment to The Hagrue, al
though it is understood this feature will
be so worded as to leave a loophole ia
the event it is desired to settle the ques
tion without such reference.
Venezuela Blockade to Be Raised for
Cash Payments.
PROTOCOLS TO BE SIGNED.
Governments Fear
the Clash of
Armies.
The . conductor . saw Mrs. Vanderbilt
coming and gallantly pulled the bell cord,
but the train did not come to a standstill
until after she had reached it. If the con
ductor had not pulled the bell at all Mrs. ,
y&nderbilt would have caught her car.
There ,is a" local ordinance which -pro-'
hibits. trains. running within the city llm- '¦'¦
its at moreUhan six miles an hour, and
Mrs. Vanderbilt was certainly, making a
ten-mile clip. . •> • •: ¦ . ;
SAVANNAH. Ga., Feb. 12.— It 'was due
altogether to her fleetness of . foot, that
airs. , Cornelius Vanderbilt escaped thl-s
afternoon- the annoyance of • being a sec
ond time left behind by an express train
in the South. In a splendid dash of forty
yards, cheered on by. several hundred
spec tators,- she succeeded in catching the
Seaboard Air Line's fast train as it drew
out of the Union station and swinging
upon the rear platform. " %
Sv-erlal D:sp:itrh to The Call
Senator Depew was indignant,' but made
no answer at the time. Later he . urged
Bingham's transfer to another post •' '•' '"f
"Senator. I feel quite sure the President
is disturbed by so much noise' out here.
I hope you will see that it ceases." . ,
Senator Depew was entertaining several
Kmbassadors with -his famous stories. It
is not related that any of .them .were
new. They appeared to be very new,
however, to his listeners, who; laughed
long and loudly. The President was In
another room engaged In conversation
with several women of the dinner party.
Colonrl Bingham suddenly appeared 'and
stepping up to Senator Depew^. quietly
said:
WASHINGTON. EebV 12.-Ata White
House dinner, at which .-cveral Embassa
dors and otlier . foreign diplomat? were
euests, cipars and coffee .were served in
the rfd parlor, adjoining the state dining
room.
Special Di«patch to Tho .?all
Spectators Cheer Mrs. Cor
nelius Vanderbilt in .
the fcouth. - ¦
Bingham Interrupts Flow
of Wit and Arouses
Much Wrath.
DARIS. Feb. 12.— It is
reported in the lobbies
of the Chamber of Depu
the Pope is very critical.
The report cannot be con
firmed, and its source can
not be traced. 1
REPORTED IN
PARIS THAT
POPE IS ILL
WOMAN OF WEALTH
HAZARDS HER LIFE
CATCHING A TRAIN
DEPEW'S MERRIMENT
MAKES MANY WOES
FOR THE COLONEL
A special from St. Petersburg says that
the reports published declaring that Rus
sia is preparing an Immediate military
demonstration asainst Turkey are as un
true as that reporting Turkish mobiliza
tion.
Thp Wiener Alls?«>raeine Zeitung under
the significant heading "Vae Soli" repeat.*
the foregoing, warning Bulgaria that If a
<<-nflirt i3 precipitated she will have to
light single-handed, and draws a histor
ical parallel between the agitation in Bul
garia and that which fluns Greece lnt<>
war with Turkey.
TWb Neues Wiener Tagebl3tt remarks:
Balkan peninsula Is and always haa be?i
dangerous territory. On that account the seri
ousness cf the present situation Is not to b»
underestimated, but as matter* appear mor'
threatening than usual ener-geti:: efforts »houl«l
be made ta suppress all attempts at fomenting
excitement.
Some time ago the authorities bought a
large quantity of bichloride of mercury
tablets to be used us a disinfectant, 89
there had been several cases cf scarlet
fever. The inmates have been in a state
of turmoil and insurrection for eoxt
weeks. Last month several boys and
¦irfj*s. acting simultaneously, set fire to
JPeda in different parts of the institution
and tried tc;O*rn down the buildings and
make their escape. The flre was dlscov
• eredHn-thTre.' ThwaTfetl In this, the 'girls
conceived the idea of getting hold of some
of the bichloride of mercury ar.U putting
It into the coffee used by the superintend
ent and teachers. They managed to
get hold of a quantity of the disinfectant
and were awaiting their opportunity to
put it into the coffee, when the poison
was discovered in their possession and
confessions disclosed the plot.
forms are planned for our military system, that
th<« Austrian rentes are to be converted and
that specie payments are to be reaumwl cannot
be construed into preparation for ¦war. The
Porte »¦<¦<! «lo l>«t ret to allow Itself to b-^
influenced by covert m;ar?pr?3»ntations Into re
sorting to measures which would only tend t»
precipitate a catastrophe.
SALT LAKE. Feb. 11-Two girl In
mates of the State Reform School tried
to poison all the officials of the Institu
tion recently. An effort was made to keep
the story a secret, but It developed to
day that the superintendent and all his
assistants had a narrow escape from
death. It Is thought that a number of th<s
incorrigible girls were in the plot, but
there is conclusive evidence against only
two and their names are being withheld
by Superintendent E. M. Allison.
Special Dlypatch to The Call.
Special DHjmtch t» The Call
WASHINGTON, Feb. li-The Presi
dent permitted the story of the Standard
OiJ telegrams to become public last Sat
urday because those signed by John D.
Rockefeller and his son were so peremp
tory and imperative in their character
inax they angered him and did not meet
i he approval of these who received them.
These telegrams were of an entirely ulf
frrent nature from the one stnt to Sen
ator Quay by John E>. Archbold of the
.Standard Oil Company. Substantially
ih» Rockefeller telegrams read: "We are
< ppo*ed to antl-truyt legislation. Our
counsel, Mr. Archbold, will see you. It
must be stopped."
The President authorized the original
jcublicatlon of the story that Rockefeller
had ecnt telegrams to various members
<\f iht Senate. The telegrams came last
Friday, February 6. Thore were nine of
them. Four of the Senators named as re
< Hvinr them are Hale, Elkias, Kean and
Spooner. Each of these Senator? denies
f-pedflcally that h«? received i telegrams.*
The other five Senators are included in
tbe Republican membership of the
_.
Some of the te>granns were signed by
hn D. Rockefeller/ One at least was
fgned by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Two
f the telegrams -were fhown to the Presi-
J"rtt on Saturday, February 7. The sub
s'ance of two others were repf&ted to
him. Tbe President was very angrry, and
¦-ii-nounced the arbitrary and peremptorj'
tone of the telegrams, but he saw at once
t'v-fr strategical advantage to him in his
':n"ort to have the Neteon publicity
amendment to the department of com
:n«>rce bill adapted by the Senate' and the
•louse, and at once caused them to be
rfven to the Ajs.socla.ted Press.
a!
Discovery Thwarts Con
spiracy and Full Confes
sions Are Secured.
Nine Senators Recipients
of Standard Oil Mag
nates Instructions.
Plan to Put Bichloride
of Mercury in
tne tonee.
President's Anger at
% Their Tone Leads
to Publicity.
Messages Not Same
as That Sent
to Quay.
Inmates of Reform
School Fertile
in Crime.
EUROPE MOT EAGER FOR WAR
\ i^F* HE situation in 'Turkey continues to disturb the European
£ nations, and a strenuous effort is being made to prevent a
'¦>' -«/ . - zvary Austria and Russia, are especially anxious, and have
-¦ 'sijm Iwajrning to Bulgaria that there must be no acts zvhich zvould
Anvdlve the motions.
ROCKEFELLER
IS AUTHOR OF
TELEGRAMS
ffff: HE difficultieslexisting.in the Central American republics
• threaten to' precipitate a general ivar of startling propor
»; :-{-.^ tions. The mustering of armies and the rapid preparation
for; strife, particularly along the. frontier of Guatemala, appear to
indicate that the little nations are seriously minded and desire
'-combat. - ..
TROOPS AWAITING BATTLE
GIRLS PLOT
TO POISON
OFFICIALS
WAR'S ALARM RINGS THROUGH CENTRAL AMERICA
DIPLOMATS WILL STRIVE WITH BALKAN CRISIS
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
The San Francisco Call.
VOLUME XCIII— NO. 75.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, PEBRU^VRY 13, 1903.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 12.-Del!rious • and
imagining she 'was taking part In a stage
scene, "Mies Lillian Nester, an actress,
sprang from . a second-story, window of
jthe Baptist Hospital to-daj^ and struck
on her head on the granitoid pavement.
She sustained Injuries that may prove
fatal

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