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WEYMOUTFI, England. April 7.— The two Shamrocks were made ready ¦ early to-day for their first racing trial, but the wind was blowing so. hard 4he skippers decided not to 'the "-yachts' gear and to await a moderation of the weather. . . Wind Too Strong for Shamrock. ROM IT, April 7.— The Most Rev. George Montgomery, coadjutor Archbishop of San 3 izncisro, has been appointed Archbishop ol Manila. When seen last night Archbishop Mont ircmrry stated that the dispatch to the effect that he had been appointed to go to Manila is in all probability not true. •H<? said that he had received no informa tion of his appointment, and that he docs not expect to be remoied from the office •which he now occupies. ? REBEL MOORS ATTACK FORTRESS OF FRAJANA MADRID, April 7.— It is announced in a «;.;.-:•!) from Mclilla, Morocco, that 4000 insurgent Moora recently attacked the fortress of Frajana and that Muley Am r.inl, the Sultan's uncle, has fled to Me liila.the srarriron of which has been or dered to be In readiness for all emergen cies A dispatch from Tangier says 3S9 men have been killed in a tribal fight in the UJda district. MILWAUKEE, "WIs., April 7.— The Ju dicial election in "Wisconsin passed off quietly to-day. Robert Sicbeckcr of Mad ison, Judge of tho Ninth Circuit, was elected to tho place on. the Wisconsin Su preme Bench made vacant by the recent death oV C. V. Barden. There was com paratively little Interest taken In the elec tion and from many lpcallties it is almost Impossible. » to obtain complete returns. (However. Judge Siebecker seems to -have received four-flfthfTof the votes. 'William Siebecker Has a Walkover for Su preme Court Place. RETURNS FROM WISCONSIN. KANSAS CITY, Mo.. April 7.— Elections were held in all the large cities of Kan sas to-day. The liquor question was an issue in a number of cities, notably To r peka. The result as a whole shows large Republican grains. Kansas City, Kan., the largest city In the State, turned a Demo cratic plurality of 2000 two years ago into a Republican plurality of more than' 2DO0 lo-day. Thomas B. Gilbert, Republican, was elected Mayor. . . :.f, ; ,£ In Topcka W. S. Bergundthal, Republi can, was elected Mayor by more than W0 plurality. He was the "dry" candidate and received a large majority of the wo men's vote. One year ago a Democrat was ejected Mayor. In Wichita B. F. McLean, Republican, Liquor Question an Issue in Many Kansas Cities. LARGE REPUBLICAN GAINS. PANAMA,- April 7.— Advices from Hon duras s.tate General Daniel, on© of the generals of Senor Bonilla,. President-elect of '.Honduras, in the latter's struggle against the . retiring President, Sierra, captured the town of Choluteea, sixty eight'miles south of the capital, Teguci galpa, ¦yesterday, after a nine-hour battle, and- is now besieging Nacaome. General Daniel Wins a Victory From Sierra's Adherents After a Nine Hours' Battle. BONILLA'S FORCES TAKE THE" 7TOW.N OF CHOLUTECX Gives No Credence to the Statement That He Is to Go to Manila, ARCHBISHOP MONTGOMERY THINKS REPORT IS UNTRUE LONDON, April 7.-KIoshowskl. alias Chapman, tho Southwark saloon-keeper who murdered by poison three women who. lived with him as his wives In dif ferent parts of London. wa3 hanged io Wandsworth jail to-day. He was in «t state of complete collapse and had to bo supported by wardens. Mn protested hU innocence to the end. declaring his real name was Chapman and said he was au American by birth. Saloon-Keeper Kloshowski Is Hanged in London for the Murder of Three Women. DIES ON SCAFFOLD DENYING HIS GUILT PEKING, April 7.— A report has been on foot for some time past that France is preparing to intervene and suppress tho insurrection in Kwangsl province, which borders the French colony of Tonquln and where 100,000 rebels are said to be in arms. ' The foreign legations her* are Interest ed In the outcome of the Russo-Japanese dispute over a concession in Manchuria at the mouth of the Talu River, which has resulted in the dispatch oC Russian troops to that point. A former Rusc>i?n agent in Korea claims to hold timber concessions on both sides of the Yalu. and recently sent his agents to operate them. They found the Japanese in their territory, and the latter refuse to vacate. The Russian concessionaire appealed to the Russian authorities, who have taken the matter in hand. Subjects of Both Countries Lay Claim to Valuable Timber Lands in Manchuria. RTJSSO-JAPANESE DISPUTE OVER CHINESE CONCESSION ST. LOUIS, April 7.— A Democratic vie tory i^is won in to-day's city election, the majorities ranging from 8000 to 10.000 on the, vote for six Councllmen, twenty eight members of the House of Delegates, members of the Board of Education and the Inspector of Weights and Measures. At midnight almost complete returns showed that every Democrat had been elected. The Republicans declare that gross frauds were committed at the polls. Throughout the State the Democrats lost in tnree third-class cities that they for merly controlled, but made enough gains In others to fully preserve their plurality. In St. Louis interest was centered «n the Council ticket, which was headed by the so-called reform, ticket, on. which the rames of Republicans or independent can- BALM FOR DEMOCRACY. Only Three Third-Class Missouri Cit ies Lost to the Party. . SAN DIKGO, April ".—After one of the closest municipal contests, as far as* the •head of the ticket is concerned, that -San Diego has seen for a long time, Frank H. Frary, jthe present Republican Mayor of San Diego, was re-elected by a majority of about 125, there being one precinct yet to hear from, which will not change tho result, though it may change the ma jority. If eo, it will increase it. Th<i Democrats elect R. V. Dodge to the office of City Treasurer and Tax Collector on the ground of personal popularity, he hav ing held the same office in a Republican city for the past two terms. The Board of Aldermen will remain solidly Republican as it has in the past two years and the Board of Delegates, which is the lower branch of the city Legislature, will have sixteen Republicans to two Democrats. About the same ratio holds on the Board of Education, in which the Democrats will elect one member out of eighteen, and In the Board of Trustees of the' Public Library, which is solidly Re publican, with one Democrat near enough to 'get in if the missing precinct gives him a majority. ELECTION IN SAN DIEGO. Frank Frary, the Republican Chief Executive, Is Re-elected. People of a Southern California Town Terrorized by a Wild Beast. . 1.US AXGELES. April 7.— The Quak-r *i: y cjf Whittler. twenty miles east of Los • Anseles, is terrorized over the depreda ,.y.'<v.:' of a ferocious mountain lion that 5,;i>- been paying nightly visits to ranches thereabouts, devouring caives. lambs and chickens. 'While tixess creatures are not *i'ncommoti-- > ln that section this one Is ¦ especially feared because of its thirst for > human blood. Las.t right the lion made a futile at tempt, to enter the tback of Wo Lung, s Chinese vegetable grower, but was re . pulsed by the Celestial, who was armed ¦ t. ith a pitchfork- The animal succeeded i I In tearing several boards from the side j of the building before it was driven away. '_ This morning a large party went hunting ¦' for the beast, but succeeded In finding irothing but Its tracks, which are of Itn l jnense eize, indicatlne that the feline .fs a monster. , MONSTER LION SEEKS HUMAN PREY AT NIGHT LOS ANGELES, April 7.— Senator Wil liam A. Clark of Montana. \mlning mag nate and president of the Salt Lake Rail road Company, is the mysterious backer of the eighty-two mile, three-cent street railway franchise. Senator Clark to-day wired from New York to W. A. Garland permission to announce his interest in the application, and to say that It is his bona fide intention to install an indepen dent electric line In competition with the Huntlngton system. In view of the strong showing that the Southern Pacific was interested !n the ap plication and that the franchise routes were first prepared In the office of Frank P. Flint,- local counsel for the Southern Pacific, It Is regarded as significant that Clark has recently reached an agreement with President Harriman of the Southern Pacific, relative to the control of railroad lines between Lbs Angeles and Salt Lake. From. this. fact Is deduced a possible com bination of steam roads entering Los An geles j to ' throttle' the interurban electric railway business and to prevent the con struction of the elaborate system planned by Henry E. Huntlngton. Senator Clark had designs on the local electric railway field a year ago when he had an option on tho traction road, the competing local electric .system, and the engineer in charge of . the proposed new line was at one time a trusted employe of Senator Clark at the United Verde mines in Ari zona. ¦ Magnate Wires From the East to -. < Have His Identity Made . . Known. SENATOR CLARK BEHIND . STREET RAILWAY PLANS was elected llayof by ;300 plurality. D. Rj Anthony Jr., Republican, was elected Mayor of Leavenworth by, a majority of 1000. overturning a Democratic majority of 500. Lawrence elected A. R. Selig, Re publican. Mayor, and Pittsburg chose N. Price, Republican. Emporia elected Its first Democratic Mayor, John E. Martin receiving 150 majority. Atchison elected the non-partisan ticket, headed by James N. Orr, by 900 plurality. Congdon, Repub lican, was elected Mayor of Fort Scott by a- small plurality. The results In the small cities and towns had no political sig nificance. "I regard the present election a« less of a personal victory for myself than as a victory for municipal ownership— a vic tory which should lead' to the develop ment of public— national as well ' as municipal— utilities. Partisan lines were cast aside to a great extent.' but the re sult is, at the same time, a substantial indorsement of my administration." The Republicans elected John F. Smul- Bki City Attorney by 9700 plurality and Fred C. Bender City Clerk by 3700. The Democrats elected Ernest Hummel. .City Treasurer by 21,700. The new City Coun cil will be Republican. his majority, by unofficial count, over Graeme. Stewart, the Republican ' candidate, being C948. The vote was: Har rison. 146,323; Stewart, 1 39.375: Cruice (I. ! L.», i<999; Bre«kon <S.>, 11,212; Haines (P.), | :»!*. ! In the last Mayoralty election the total | vote was: Harrison <D.». 156,75G; Hancey | (R.), 12S.*c3; Hoyt (P.). C32S; Collins (S.), !53S4. I The early returns were in favor of i Stewart ¦ and at one time he was 2000 ahead, but the later returns cut down hi* plurality steadily, and the Republican leaders in private conversation admitted Stewart's defeat by about 6W0. In the First Precinct of the Twenty-first Ward, in which both Harrison and Stewart re side, the vote was: Harrison, 41: Stewart, lOh In the last Mayoralty election the vote was: Harrison. 82; Hanecy, hi. The chief issue in the, campaign was the traction question, both candidates fa voring ultimate municipal owenrshio of the street railways. Stewart advocated a.n immediate improvement of conditions, making the best terms possible with the companies. Harrison recommended a de lay until the city had obtained what it desired from the companies. Mayor Har rison said to-night: CHICAGO. April T.-Carter II. Har rison was elected Mayor of Chi cago to-day for the fourth time. Of "the newly appointed 'life members of the Senate twelve arc old Liberals and supporters of the former regent, seven were formerly .members, of •• the Proges-, sive party and five are neutrals. King Alexander's political Jugglery with the Servian constitution is regarded as a dangerous experiment, but does not, oc casion any great surprise here, , as the King's desire to curb the -.power. "of the Radicals has long been manifested. , " The manner in which the coup d'etat was effected partakes of the nature of a comedy. During the few minutes that the co nsti tution wa s suspended ; Kjng;Alexap dcr was an absolute monarch.' These mo ments sufficed him. to, dissolve the Skupt shlna and abolish a ' half " dozen laws SOMETHING OF . A COMEDY. Immediately after tlils proclamation or dinances appointing new Senators and Councilors of. State were issued and the King Issued a second proclamation In which the constitution of April 19, 1901, was restored to, its full validity. All of the Ministers, who resigned sim ultaneously with the suspension of the constitution, were reinstated with the ex ception of Foreign Minister Lozanico, wh<» will be succeeded by M. Denies," Minister of Public Works.' The Klne then , suspends ' the constitu tion of 1901 and declares the mandates of the Senators to be null and void,, and the proclamation goes on to announce that the Councilors of State are retired and the Skupshtina is dissolved. Several of the laws, Including the press laws, . the communal law and the act governing the electoral system, are annulled ' and re placed by laws previously existing. ANNULS CERTAIN LAWS. the constitution adopted on April ID, 1901, repealing objectionable laws passed thereunder, retiring, the Senators and Councilors .of Stated dissolving, the Skupshtina and re-enacting the laws as they existed previous. to .the constitution of 1901. :¦;¦•"¦¦ The second proclamation • restores this constitution to its former validity.' . In the first proclamation. the King says the Senate and tho,; Skupshtina'created under the constitutio'rr granted by him in 1901 passed laws which; proved 'impracti cable. Furthermore, the constitution, by tending to'fan pollticnl passions, preju diced the interests of the fatherland and hindered its development as a state and nation. Affairs in the Balkans, the King adds, are very serious, and Servia .needs order, unity and peace. She should offer a bright example of a peace-loving state and at the same time always bo . ready to defend her own true interests should this become necessary for the purpose of restoring the unity, strength and order of the country. - ¦y ¦ ELGRADE, Servia, April 7.— M jp King Alexander to-day cxe- B^^£ cuted a coup d'etat. He is- B |a sued- two proclamations, ' the fli i-"^ first decreeing a suspension of Reports from the vic ; nity of the latter town are that clashes between revolution ary bands and Turkish troops continue. The action of Kinjj Alexander in sus pending the constitution of Servia while he deposed certain officials and chajiget} laws which displeased him Is not regarded hero as having any bearing on the situa tion In the Balkans. It is possible, how ever, that the Kins suspected certain of the officials. of sympathy with the move ment against Turkey and took the op portunity of depriving them of power so that they could not involve the Oovsrn ment. . in the way of reforms by the Macedonian committees. A telegram from the frontier reports that another railway bridge has been blown up. Advices from Salonica state that the Albanians are becoming qufeter. A bat talion of nizams and a battalion of rediffs have arrived there from Smyrna aoad pro ceeded to Mitrovltza. SOFIA. April 7.— Mail advices from Constantinople are to the effect that the Port© has pre pared a circular to ths powers complaining of obstacles placed which, he said, undermined the authority of , the crown. The obnoxious laws relate chiefly ¦ to ¦ the suffrage , and will be . re placed by measures calculated to render the | election of Radicals . extremely difficult. The press law of 1*31 gives place to , the more stringent measure enacted in 1ZS2. •¦•..¦--- ¦- - Carter H. Harrison Is Again Elected to the May oralty of Chicago, but by a Greatly Reduced 1 Plurality. BORIS SARAFFOF. HEAD OF THE MACEDONIAN INSURRECTION, WHO FOR TEARS HAS BEEN ORGANIZ ING HIS COUNTRYMEN IN PREPARATION FOR A DECLARATION OF THEIR INDEPENDENCE OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF ABDUL HAMID OF TURKEY. . DEMOCRATIC MAYOR OF CHICAGO,; WHO; HAS BEEN* ELECTED FOR HIS FOURTH TERM. AND REPUBLICAN NOMINEE WHO MADE A SURPRISINGLY GOOD RACE FOR THE PLACE. didates took the places of some Demo cratic candidates for the House of Del egates, In an effort to eliminate from the house the so-called "combine" element. In several strong Republican wards the Democrats elected their men. So far as returns enow 'at midnight not an inde pendent candidate was elected. But in many wards where both . Republican and Democratic nominees were exceptionally strong men and the- reform ticket carried the nanies of the Democratic candidates, the Republicans elected are considered as good reform candidates as the Demo cratic nominees. While the action Itself of the new membership of the House of Delegates will alone determine the result of the reform movement. It is considered that to-day's results have teen for the purification of the law-making body of the city and have swept out the "com bine" element. Municipal elections were held in most of the Missouri cities to-day. The Re publicans carried Jefferson City, Art in dependent ticket won at Sedalla. In Jef ferson City the Democrats attribute their defeat to the enforcement of tho Sunday closing law by the present Democratic administration. In the free delivery division charges are made that cheap and inferior boxes have been substituted for strong and well con structed boxes on which bids were made and accepted. In one case in the Southern States the Government paid 97 cents for the painting of each of the rural free de livery boxes, and the work was sublet fo a contractor who did it for 35 cents. The effort of the investigators is&iow to find just who obtained the difference. As contracts are let for painting thousands of these boxes, the possible profits from such operations are manifestly very large. High officials In the department fear that enough is already known to warrant the prediction that before the end comes the scandal will reach large proportions. Corxespoiidence with Postmasters has developed what appears to be. & sca-mlal In the supply division. 5! an .^jyrat masters haws \vrittrn '*tli.it unncccs^' >'y supplies have^bcen forced onHhoIr* offices against their protests. Some of the charges t- gainst this division involve contracts tor letter boxes- and- other., postofflce para phernalia in all parts of the country. ¦ ; F. L. Bingham of a Philadelphia firm of rubber stamp manufacturers to-day filed a charge ¦ against this division. He declares that there is collusion between Superintendent .Louis and local firms which have for years been furnishing rubber stamps for the department. The contract amounts to about $10,000 each year. Although Bingham docs not charge directly any officials with receiving money, he insists that there Is an under standing with local firms of such a char acter as to exclude all other firms from receiving consideration in the -bids. PAINTING PBOVES COSTLY. LIBERAL WITH SUPPLIES. CALL. BUREAU, 1406 G STREET, N. W.. WASHINGTON, April 7.— What at first was said to be only a personal quar rel in the Postoffice Department now promises to become a scandal of great proportions. "Go to the bottom," were the words v.hich President Roosevelt used in a con versation just before his departure with Joseph L. Bristow, Fourth Assistant Postmaster General, who lias charge of the investigation. A3 a result the entire Postoffice Department will be overhauled, regardless of the political outcome. In an interview to-night Robert J. Wynne, First Assistant Postmaster Gen eral, declared that the house-cleaning in the department was not a matter of poll tics. A dozen inspectors are now at work In various parts of the country. The or der for the investigation, signed by clie Postmaster General, applies to the divi sions of salaries and allowances, at the head of which was George W. Beavers, who recently resigned; the division of postoffice supplies, in charge of Superin tendent M. A. W. Louis, who, by the way, did not object to any inquiry, and the division of free delivery, of which A. W. Machen is general superintendent. Special Dispatch to The Call. What losses the member* of the pool have sustained is largely a matter of con jec-turo. It is known that large quanti ties of stock have been sold in London, Fterllng bills la the name of T. J. Taylor A- Co. Ix-jug drawn, and, with certificates s.tta< bed. sent to England. Tlio Jftspcs of pool members in the trans action, so far as is apparent, have be*n variously estimated at between $3,000,000 and 5,000,000. Asked wliriher it was true that fibout • shares of Southern Pacific had been Uanrf*rre<] to the name of William Rock rfeUer. u person familiar with the interior of the Harriman cabinet said that he would not denv it. Southern Pacific stock, in the knowledge that the pool's life was n<caring its end. ¦was The weak point in to-day's market. The stock, opening at half a point lower than the close of th^ preceding day. ral lied to TiT'o. its highest point, and then was bowled to j4"-4. but rebounded to 5*. v. !i-i. it closed, hhowing a net loss for the day «»f l' s point.-. This erratic movement caused distrust of the t=tofk and weaJcened the entire market. The Southern Pacific rolling «rks attributed largely to pool members sell ing 'short" against their long stock de posited v:>O< l!*e rwol. A.s members of Keene's pool arc, ¦* it !i lew exceptions; experienced bro kens; it In generally believed that tli«~y will not hurl the b:;lk of their botdiaes on ihe market op .Monday, but v, ill keep it tor a more favorable market. btrt i:i th" meantime they are recouping their pool losses l»y taking advantage of Ihe declining market. Monday's market wit. bo of great Interest, as it will reveal to wliat extent the dooI members were •vhort" of stock against their pool hold- i lags. I NEW YORK. April 7.— By the termina tion of Its contracted period of life, al rc;«iy once extended, the Southern Pacific pool (James R. Keene. manager) will on Friday teas? to exist. Persons familiar ¦with the situation f=aM on Mondsy. after Ju<lg*» Lurton's decision had been an lioutHfii. that no effort would be made to again extend the pool, and a mem ber -if the firm of Talbot J. Taylor &. Co. to-day confirmed this statement. Ac cording to the original agreement. April 3 was the clay for the dissolution of the !>-<••; As the annual meeting 1 of the Southern Pacific was Bet for April S. the pool >vhs extended to April 10. fj-ecial Dispatch to The C*U, Inspectors Heeding Presi dent's Order: "Go to ; the Bottom." Slump in Southern Pacific * Weakens the Entire Market. Pact Will Expire by Limitation Next Friday. Inquiry May Bring to Light Gigantic Frauds. Losses of Its Mem bers Run Into Millions. Disclosures Shake Postoffice De partment. LARGE SUMS ARE LOST ON CONTRACTS KEENE POOL IS READY TO SURRENDER VOLUME XCIII— NO. 129. SAN FBANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS, ELECTIONS IN MANY CITIES WHERE PARTY ISSUES FIGURE RESULT IN REPUBLICAN GAINS Sultan Complains to Powers of Acts of Macedonian Leaders. Alexander Makes Himself Absolute Monarch for a Few Minutes. KING OF SERVIA SUSPENDS CONSTITUTION LONG ENOUGH TO REVISE COUNTRY'S LAWS The San Francisco Call.