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VOLUME XCIII— XO. 118.
ADMIRAL DEWEY'S SHARP COMMENT MAY AROUSE THE KAISER'S WRATH FAMOUS AMERICAN SAILOR'S CRITICISM OF THE SEA=FIGHTERS OF GERMANY l^'T'HE United States navy is the greatesi in the world, for this reason: Every man in the Unitd States navy is a man of intellgence. He knozvs just what to do and the right time to do it. A warship is an enormous ma 1 chine shop, and every part of that ponderous creation must -be. operated by intelligence. Every unit cannot be told at the time of aciimi by 'officers just ivhat to do and zvhen to do it. The least man must knoiv for himself. Orders fJiat arc given to a crciv arc necessarily of a general character, but in conflict every stroke of^-Cvork must be directed by intelligence. This is what makes the United States navy the greatest navy in the world. The German navy, for instance, is an entirely different organization in its make-up of human material. I , have made a deep study of that navy. My belief is that its efficiency, in possible action is greatly overestimated. The mcr\ do notibcgin to compare in education and intelligence with Americans. Their men ftave, in my opinion, been educated so that they look to the officers and depend upon them for specific instructions in the least mat' iers. They hare not the self-reliance of the Americans:' ; . RIVER RACES FROM LEVEE UPON CITIES Thousands in Peril From Moods of Mississippi Crevasse Opens and the Yazoo Delta Is Inundated. GREENVILLE, Miss., .March 28. — The situa tion at midnight grows jrapldly worse. Many lives ' ha.Te been reported lost, a woman and five children perishing in one house, \mt to-morrow will tell .the £ate of many poor un- -TI*e southr "era pdA of the city is en tii^iyunderwater. Houses are filling and their in mates are securing rooms upstairs. By morning the .water will be over all parts of the city unless another effort is made to build a protection. The .city is in total darkness, water putting out the fires in the electric light plants. G. REENVILLL". Miss.. March l 27.— A volume of water six teen feet de~p and over COO TT feet in lenpth Jj« pouring (*- stradily through a crcva.«!»e in >*.;.. thc leve<? PT« m *'es south cf .hrrs and is flooding thousands of •;<<-rcs of the finest farming land in «hp celebrated Yai.x> delta. Th<; break in" thc levee occurred a.t Jl o'clock this . inoming and the roar of the rushing wa ters can easily be heard in Greenville. . Only 30u feet of the embankment gave •<Vay at first and a mighty effort was . ina'de by hundreds of laborer* in charge ««f the Government engineers to check the Good by cribbing and sacking, but it was soon apparent that it was beyond human l^'jwrr to combat successfully the resist lrss fury of the current. An hour later ¦ k was seen that the ends of the levee vn- either tide of the crevasse were melt ing fast, thc force of the current cutting the embankment away as though it were • built of sand. ; "All the convicts from Huntington came In at midnight and work will be resumed ; of* throwing up a protection levee on . Washington avenue or Main street. A " train from Vicksburg reached here at 10 o'clock and reports that the water from the break has not yet reached Wilmot, its entire force seemingly being concen , .tiated on Greenville. An effort will be •n:.auV to send a train north to-morrow. .Major John M. Sears, who has charge 'temporarily of the Government office here, "Ssuted to-night that the break is unques tionably the worst in the history of the ~Ievee system. He says the entire delta • south as far as Vlcksburg will be inun dated and the tine fanning lands in Wash ington, Bolivar and Sharkey counties will be under water for more. than two weeks. [This is the first break to be reported on the Mississippi tide since the present rise Ixsan. Work on the protection levee through Main street has been abandoned and wa t-cr has reached Washington avenue, the fcfghest pointt in the city. Appeals for help have been c-ominn in all night from Tuxedo and race track additions and re lief boats are being cent to their relief. The news comes from these; additions that people were seen clinging to roofs of houses and rafts to escape the rising wa ters. Another break on the Mississippi is re ported in the Albemarlc levee in lower Isspjqucna County, but information from there is that thc damage from this break will not be large. NEW OBLKANS, March 27.— Interest In the flood situation here to-day centered in; he break at Hymclia, forty miles above this city, and the disastrous crevasse re ported south of Greenville. Cotton men *>H csri>ccially concerned with respect to The San Francisco Call. EMPRESS' ARM BROKEN BY FALL FROM A HORSE WIFE OF THE KAISER. WHO. WHILE RIDING AT A GALLOP NEAR BERLIN, WAS THROWN' FROM HER STUMBLING HORSE AND HAD HER LEFT ARM BROKEN. : '• - " . . Kaiser William ? s Wife Suffers Painful Injury While Riding Rapidly. BERLIN. March 27— While the German Empress was galloping through the Grunewald, a forest near Charlottenburg, this after noon, her horse, startled by . a doe that ran "across . the r path, shied and threw .her off. -The. Empresb' br%ke,thc fall .with^ her left arm and one of the bones snapped Just above the wrist. The Emperor, Prince Adelbert, General von Loewenfeld, General .von' Wedel -and a numerous following of; adjutants and aids-de-camp quickly gathered around her. The Emperor was the first to lift her from the ground.. She "screamed with pain, but after that showed much forti tude. *i'* '•.¦¦- "Loewenfeld," : said the Emperor, "ride to the hunting lodge and telephone for Leuthold" '(the Emperor's- physician). General Loewenfeld had some "difficulty in locating Dr. Leuthold, but reached him finally at the army headquarters.' Em- the latter. While this break doubtless will cause a fall in the river in the vicin ity of Greenville ' and for : a considerable distance south .the water which goes through niuBt inevitably return to the Mississippi t through j the . Yaroo, thus : pro longing.the period of high water south of that point." . -;> . • .. . • ' To-day's-'developments at , Hymelia- gave much encouragement. .Under experienced crevasse fighters 700 r laborers were put to work early, in the forenoon and ••"to night's advices were -to: the -effect' that if the work is not. interrupted the break will be closed, by ¦Suiday;,".The width- of the crevasse is between;. 139 and 200 ' feijt. A large area is 'already ¦'Submerged,' but if the efforts of , the at . work .'are successful the water .will quickly drain off. The crevasee'is In" 1 the ' heart : of "one ailtt^f wM rgggtfc • . >-;-' » - - ¦:¦(._ . SAN FBANCISCO, SATURDAY, MARCH 28. 1903. •'• - ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ' ¦*;¦ ¦". :.'k'.., (¦¦--¦¦¦.-.¦' peror William, in the meantime, had ap plied first .aid to the injured limb and made a sling of the Empress' veil. •. As the party walked toward the lodge a carriage sent by General Loewenfeld met them, but the Empress refused to take it. Dr. Leuthold in an automobile belonging to. a member of the E.mperor'3 staff, which, happened to.be at the army head quartere, went at full speed to Grunewald, .arriving an ;hour and a half after the ac cident.' He was followed by. Major llber git, the. Emperor's surgeon, and Dr. Zun ker, the special physician of the Empress. The fra'Ctufed arm was dressed and ban daged at the hunting lodge and her Maj esty was then driven lp a carriage slowly t back to Berlin, the Emperor riding be side her on horseback. It was reported that the Empress the other day broke a bone in her left foot through b'eing. thrown from her horse at Berchtesgaden. . r* . ; . .. '¦ ; ....... p «...,.,-- » 4 f fc .. . . . ..." ¦. of the richest sugar%llstricts of Louisiana.' If it should' . get ", control many valuable' ; plantations?, 'doubtless will be covered-with- water In-a: few days. The Texas Pacific and Southcru Pacific roads 'have' riot' 'thus", far • been affected, but trouble, is .likely, to occur if the.crevassb is not closed.*'. C,»~- Huntingdon: Estate Smaller. NEW YORK,- March 27.— From the best information obtainable to-day, the Collla P. 'Huntington, estate appraisal, .which is- still* rin "the hands of the State Transfer. _ '.Tax, Commissioner, -will show 1 a 'V. valuation of . about J21, T OOO.TOO ; at * the . time of the death of Hiiritlngton in 1900. No explanation is ob tainable ;kti present for the apparent shrinkage of the estate to this low figure. Inquiry Is Probable From Off trials in Berlin. Hero of Manila Bay Says lie Meant No Offense^ Special Dispatch to Tbe'Call. WASHINGTON, March 27.- Admlral Dewey's declara tion in a published inter view that tha German navy is greatly .Overestimated; that the recent Caribbean maneuvers were an object- lesson in American naval strength -more to the German Emperor than to -any one else, and that the United State/ navy is the most effective fighting force In the world, created an intense stir in Washington to day, because this interview came close on the heels of tie President's declination of the Kaiser's invitation for the United States battleship squadron ; to visit Kiel, which in turn had followedthis Govern ment's expressed disinclination to accept this year a statue of Frederick the Great as a gift from Germany. There Is much speculation here as to whether the German Emperor will take offense at Admiral Dewey's unfavorable comparison. A high official of the State Department to-day said he*, would not be surprised if Germany inquired %vhether the Caribbean maneuvers were intended as an "object lesson" to Germany, but up to a late hour to-night no such represen tation had been made. - •' The German Government .has "in. the $?*S \ §vsn- UStek ~ to taKe • lifieJiseTaV *pu biP" cations of interviews in whiolr German policies were . ' criticized. Count Quadt, German Charge, even going so far last December as to protest to Secretary Hay against an interview published In the New York Herald with a naval officer whose name was not given. Secretary Hay in formed him that it was obviously impos sible to do anything in the matter as long as the identity "of the officer wa3 not disclosed. Admiral 'Dewey himself said to-day that the interview in which he was quoted was "substantially correct." Ho added: "1 see no reason why it should create any particular excitement. I said our men were the best in the world. That is true. The German navy 1 merely took as an in stance for comparison. No hostile criti cism of Germany was intended." ' As a rule the Navy Department docs not encourage officers to talk for publica tion on international questions, but thy views of Admiral Dewey are hold in such high respect that the restriction has never U-en made applicable to him. The Navy Department regards the matter as one which it would not feel called upon to notice officially unless it should assume an international aspect, which is not con sidered likely. In the White House it was said the President had not felt called upon to give any official consideration to the interview. Admiral Dewey's statement in regard to the maneuvers being an "object les son" to the Kaiser is a mild expression of the unexpressed feeling existing wher ever in Washington the inside history of the crisis of the 'Venezuelan Incident la known. AVhen the. Venezuelan situation became very warm in December the combined fleets under command of Ad miral Dewey , were mobilized at Culebra, Puerto Rico. It -had been planned to dis perse the squadron on December 9 to va rious' points in the Carrlbean in order to give the bluejackets shore leave at Christ mas. The disposition of the fifty ships of the fleet was made, with an eye to placing them where they would be most quickly ot service should the United States de cide to send a ship into Venezuelan wa ters. When the situation became even more acute early, in January -Admiral Dewey leceved-from .Washington orders which caused him and the officers of his staff to prepare to steam directly Into Venez uelan waters. For two days Admiral Dewey momentarily ¦ expected orders which would possibly have meant a'clash with the allied fleets then blockading the Venezuelan coast. These orders . were never issued, but it was because the sit uation peaceably adjusted .itself. INCREASED ATTENTION TO KWAWGSI REBELLION Dowager Empress Orders Mei to Re port Why He Has Failed to , Crush It. •PEKING, March -27.T-The tone of the Oflicial Gazette indicates that the Chinese Government- Is. giving increased attention to the rebellion !n Kwangsi province. An order was issued this; evening to General Mei, "who was dispatched months ago un dei-'an injunction; to crush the-disturb ances, to return to Peking and report Im mediately to the Dowager - Empress, who to learn-the, exact, situation, , tho reasons ior\[ the ' complications and ¦" the cause of .his failure "to 4 carry out thcor ders 'given him;'-;;'- • : . \ / Other edicts have appeared recently for the. correction of abuses 'which are sup posed -to • have": caused .the ¦ rebellion. • I : .:.•;. -.¦¦¦¦;--:. , j. COURT SUNDERS MARITAL BONDS OF THE JARBOES PROMINENT SOCIETY WOMAN OP THIS CITY AND BURLINGAME, WHO SECURED A DIVORCE YESTERDAY FROM HER HUSBAND. WHO IS A WELL KNOWN MEMBER OF THE BAR. Wife of a Well-Known Attorney Secures a Divorce Detree at Santa Cruz. y<~^ ANTA CRUZ, March. 27.— Mrs. C ' Eleanor Jarboe, one of the most prominent members in society circles in San Francisco, was W"/ granted a divorce from her hus band, Paul K. Jarboe. by Judge Smith this morning on the ground of neglect. Owing to the prominence of the parties interested, an attempt was made to keep the proceedings quiet, but the secret leaked out. S Mrs. Jarboe, who is a daughter of the late General W. H. Dimond, arrived here Wednesday, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Joseph Tobin, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Edwin R. Dimond, and registered at the St. George. • Attorney Horace G. Platt, who is looking after Mrs. Jarboe" s interests, came in on the' evening train Thursday and after N a consultation with his client made arrangements to have the case tried without publicity. SUIT IS HOT CONTESTED. Judge Smith, who had Just' returned from Paraiso' Springs, consented to con vene court at 9:30 o'clock this , morning and try tho case before the usual hour set for the opening of : court. Mrs. • Jarboe, her friends and attorney were on -hand at the appointed time and it took but a very few minutes to dispose. of the case. Paul R. Jarboe, the defendant in the SANTO DOMINGO REVOLT CONFINED TO CAPITAL 7 • ' ' ¦ * * Other Portions of the „ Republic Said to Be Loyal to the Gov-" i f . eminent.' ; NEW YORK, March 27.—The represen tative of the republic of Santo "Domingo in this city to-day .received from General Caceres. Governor ¦ of Santiago de Los Caballeros, the following telegram: "Revolution limited" to capital.' "South and eastof'the Island are with .'.the Gov ernment..- President Vasquez, with forces,' is due in capital nowA. The: northern part of the ' island is also with the; Govern- Miners to / Meet in • Convention. JACKSON/ March '. 27. — Representatives of the labor 'unions connected. .with -the Western Federation . are "gathering - here to-day for the convention to be j held - to morrow. Many rumors are -afloat as. to the objects* of the meeting. Some say. a strike is to be'ordered, while others claim that demands are to be made on- the mine owners! for a; reduction ! of hours. ::- suit, did not attend tho trial, although he was in the city. He was represented, however, by Attorney C. M. Cassin. Mrs. Jarboe took the witness stand and told her story in a very few words. She testified that her husband had neglected and " had not provided for her for years tmd on that testimony the decree was granted. Attorney Cassin sat a silent listener. He had no questions to propound the wit ness and his presence was a mere matter of form. PROMINENT IN SOCIETY. The party hurriedly left the Courthouse after the order had be*en entered granting Mrs. Jarboe a divorce and a. few hoard later took the train for San Francisco. Jarboe is a prominent attorney, of San Francisco and is a son of the late John R. Jarboe. His sister is Mrs. J. Case Bull of New York, who Is well known In literary, circles. The marriage of the Jarboes in San Francisco was a great society event. They have an elegant country residence* at Burlingame and another on the fash ionable beach at Santa Cruz. Mr. and Mrs. Jarboe have always been prominent in social circles in Santa Cruz. It is said that the property interests of the couple were settled out of court. EVERY PRECAUTION TAKEN FOR PRESIDENT'S SAFETY All Known Anarchists in Chicago " Will b'fa "Watched During ' • Roosevelt's Visit/ CHICAGO, March precautions have been taken to insure President Roosevelt's personal safety while; he is in Chicago next Thursday. A heavy police guard will be with him day and night. -While he is in the city detec tives will watch every known anarchist in town. . • . . ". The utmost -care has been, taken in the selection of those persons who will be permitted' to hear the President's addresa at the Auditorium Thursday night. Great er care will be taken to protect the Pres ident than has been. exercised during the vislt«»f\ahy? guest. who has ever come to Chicago. Chief of Police O'Neill has al ready issued^ orders to , hi3 men in the matter- and has "himself chosen most of his reliable "detectives as the President's bodyguard* • . . PRICE FIYE CENTS. "I'LL KILL!" THE THREAT OF PENNELL Bartender Recalls Remark Made in New York. Important Witness in the Burdick Mur- Ser Case. Special Dispatch to The Cmli. BUFFALO, N. Y., March 27.— Words said to have been uttered by Arthur K. Penrtell, while he was under the influ ence of liquor, will be brought out to show that he had in mind the murder ot Edwin L. Burdick. The words were spoken to Alexander Qulnn, a bartender in New Tork City, last December, while Qulnn was worklris at the Roland Hotel on East Fifty-ninth street. Qulnn has written to District At torney Coatsworth as follows: "Mr. Pcnnell stayed w at the Kolarwl "Hotel eothf time in Dei-ember last and t got to know him quite well. lie spent some time in the cafe und after drinking a few glasses grew quite talkative. "One day. when he was in a somewhat intoxicated condition and talkative mood, he told me about some of his troubles and said within the hearing of the cash ier: "There is one man I am going: to kill, even if I go to the gallow for it. "He also said that he was having a good time at the expense of some ono else. I read in the newspapers that Mrs. Burdick and Pennell were stopping at the Roland, and as the date given was at the time I was working there I na turally became greatly interested. I then recognized both of them from the pictures which appeared in the newspapers." This letter was received by Mr. Coats worth yesterday. Ho had Chief of 'De tectives Cusack wire to the New Tork police to find Quinn and Interview him and word came back that the bartender was apparently telling the truth. Mr. Coatsworth wired to Quinn to come to 3uffalo to tell his story on Monday an<! to bring the cashier. Ho replied to tho effect that both will be hero. This means that the Burdick inquest will be resumed. It was Qnlnn whom Judge Murphy had in mind when he said yesterday that he would reserve the right to call more witnesses. IRISHMEN WRATHFXTL AT OFFENSIVE PLAY Two Hundred of Them Pelt Actors at Star Theater "With Rot ten Eg^gs. NEW TORK, March 27.— Two hundred Irishmen whose feelings had been out raged by the prominence of "McFadd.cn' s Row of Flats" at the new Star Theater, rose tn their seats at a signal to-night and pelted the performers with rotten eggs, rotten vegetables and fruit. The audience of over 2000 were thrown into an uproar and the actors were driven from the stage. Not for years has a play been rotten-egged in New York City. Tho assertion was made to-nl^ht that allied Irish societies had determined to rout the actors burlesquing Irish characters and had arranged the Star Theater dis turbance. KEENE GETS A LIST OF THE STOCKHOLDERS Letter From Brokers Tells of System to Manage the Southern Pacific. NEW YORK. March 27.— A fresh circu lar letter to the stockholders of tho Southern Pacific Company -was Issued to day by Taylor & Co., brokers of Keene in Southern Pacific stock. This letter says? they have at last succeeded in 'setting a full list of the stockholders, and adds: "It Is our aim to place the management of the Southern Pacific Company in thc hands of railroad men of the nlghest standing and experience." RICH JEW ARRESTED FOR PLOT AGAINST CZAH Italian Government Takes Him in Custody at 'Request of Russia. ROME. March 27.— The mysterious ar rest of a wealthy Jew named Goerz at tho Grand Hotel in Naples Monday, Is now generally attributed to the discovery of a plot against the life of the Czar during his coming visit to Italy. The. Russian police Informed tho Italian Government, which, after ascertaining the tacts, caused the arrest of Goerz.