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urday morning he claims to have told his married daughter to keep Irene at home, as he wished to take her down town with him when he returned at night to buy her some clothing. When he found her gone on his return he says he first sent his son and son-in-law after her to Cook street and when they returned without her he went there himself, as he did not like the idea of her remaining away all night. He claims he had no intention of beating her and was not angry at' her in the least. He and his family were bitter against Mrs. Stedman, claiming that she had exercised a bad influence over the little girl and that it was her fault that the girl could not be kept at home. Mrs. Stedman, on the contrary, con tends that all the kindness she had shown the child in the past was simply out of tenderness for a poor, abused, motherless child. She says thai on Saturday night she repeatedly urged Irene to go home and her husband even offered to go there with her, but she refused. Mrs. Stedman said she had no suspicion that the child had sought refuge in the cellar and the first intimation she had of her presence there was when she heard the report of the revolver. The neighbors on Cook street all speak in the highest terms of Mrs. Stedman and say her attentions to the child were prompted only by kind ness, but they are not so well disposed to ward the father. Irene had often com plained to them that her father beat her brutally at times and araortg the children she frequently expressed the Intention of making away with herself. PREPARES FOR DEATH. When Irene left her father's home Sat urday she took with her a revolver which belonged to him. He discovered Its loss that night when he started to go in search of her. She carried the weapon in the bosom of her dress and showed it to several people on Cook street, including Jlrs. Stedman. She said it was not load ed and she was carrying It only to fright en the children with. "When she took the revolver she took also one cartridge and with this she loaded the revolver some time during the night she passed in the cellar. At the hospital yesterday the chiJd was conscious only at time and during the lucid Intervals she told of leaving home against -her sister's Injunction and fear ing to return lest she would receive a beating. ¦ She said she lay in 'the cellar all night trying to sleep, but it was too cold there and she never closed her eves. i-r»- i.il Cablo to The Ca'.l and N»w Terk HrraUJ. Cop>-rffbt, 1903, bj Uk .N v » York Hrrsid IliiiliEhinjr Company. LONDON, May 4.— A dispatch to the Morning leader from -"Solia describes a L godapch* The Turks were defeated vith a loss of six officers and two hun- Owir.g to the existing censorship :• is still impossible to obtain reliable news from Salonica. The reports of a general massacre there probably are exaggtrat •¦>}. but the statements that several hun dred were killed emanate from various points 1 , including Constantinople. Two Italian warships have arrived at Salonica and the Porte, fearing that foreign troops will be landed, has requested Austria to withdraw her squadron. It is reported from Uskub, European Turkey, that Turks are holding meetings in the rnosques and discussing a general :nassacre of the Christian population. Albanians have plundered several Ser v-an villages near Prizren, Turkey. The Turkish troops made no attempt to hinder them. VIENNA, May S.-It would be Impossi ble to exaggerate the Impression created in Vienna by the news received from Sa icr,!ca during the past few days. On aW fide:; the gravity of the situation is ac knowledged in circles not apt to give way to sadden Impulse. Unmeasured censure Is passed r.ot only on Bulgarians, but also en the Turkish authorities, who, in spite cf reported warnings, were unable to jrevent a band of miscreants driving through the most prominent quarters of 2 populous city, hurling dynamite bombs pi random and leaving general ruin in their train. The nature of the steps which ¦will be taken by the country in view of the catastrophe is not yet certain. Mean r. hi!* repor ; from the Consul in Salonica tni the Embassador in Constantinople are etvalted with anxietv. MISSION OF AUSTRIAN SHIPS. One cf the immediate consequences of the untoward development of affairs wris the filspatch of the Au«ro-Hungarian revel ecuadron, consisting of the Haps burg. the Wicn and the Magnet, which ar rived off Salcr.ic* yesterday. Officially the mlz'ion of these vessels is to afford protection to the Austro-Hungarian col ony and. If necessary, to serve as a ref- It is accepted here an certain that a dl- rect result of the crime perpetrated In Sslonlca wni be a crisis In the relations l.etween Bulgaria and Turkey. Indeed, cne of many telegrams published to-night f«r * point blank that Turkey is on the eve of fending a formal ultimatum to the principality. On the ether hand, a private dispatch to the 2>tt states that the Rus f'zn En-.aEsador. tn the course of an au 'tlcnco with the Sultan to-day. Intimated that should there not be a rapid irnprove nirnt In the situation, marines would isnd at Salonica and that Austria would occupy Xov! Barar with a military force. CONDEMNS THE BULGARIANS. The Vienna press is unanimous in con demnation of Bulgaria for the deplorable turn of events. In this connection the t-c-mi-offlcial Fremdenblatt Bays: "The crime at Ealonica by hirelings of the Macedonia committee exceeds all of fenses hitherto perpetrated In the name of Bulgarian-Macedonian aspirations. Mur d<rs of inconvenient Servians. Greeks and Roumanians, which in the course of.sev eral years have disgraced the movement; cruelties toward Mohammedan inhabit ants of Macedonian villages and attempts to wreck railways with dynamite have shown to what the fanatics sent out by the committees are capable of proceeding. But even la the face of all these proofs of. unscrupulousness the disaster at Sa lonica comes as an intolerable surprise." From there she went to the house of S. IT. Hooke, a carpenter living, a few doors below, and told him of her fears. Ho ran to the. Stedman house and met tho paper carrier bearing the almost in sensible form of the girl from the cellar. POISON SUSPECTED. " She was taken into the house and a hasty search made. for the wound, but it was not found and it was decided that the child had taken poison. The ambu lance was called for and the patient taken to the Park Emergency Hospital, where Dr. J. W. Murphy discovered that she had been fatally wounded in the side.' He had her removed to 'the Central' Emer gency Hospital, where she now lies with death momentarily expected. Richard Otto,, father of Irene, Is ¦em ployed as a machinist for W. T. Garratt & Co. He denies that' he was ever brutal to the child and says he -was at all times what a loving father should be. On Sat- Believing that Irene had found shelter af some neighbor's house, Mrs. Stedman went back to bed. She arose In the morn ing before 5 o'clock to prepare her hus band's breakfast. ."While doing so she heard the report of a. pistol, and for a moment thought it was tho fall of some thing heavy next door. A second after ward she caught the sound of groans from the cellar, and recognizing Irene's voice, she ran out on the street to sum mon assistance. A paper carrier was in front of the house and to him she made known that a girl had shot herself un derneath the house. After their departure it occurred to Mrs. Stedman . that the child might be hiding somewhere around the house, so she went to the rear yard and called her, asking her to come and share her chil dren's bed if she did not care to go home. These kindly offers were heard by the desolate girl shivering in the dark cellar, but she feared it was a trap to lure her from her hiding place and deliver her over to her enraged father and she kept silence. father came to Mrs. Sledman's house about 10 o'clock at night and demanded his daughter. He was assured she was not there, but he doubted it and returned some time later, with Policeman Ottesen of the O'Farrell-street station. Again Mrs. Stedman assured them that the girl was not there and offered to let the po liceman search the house, but this he did not think necessary. UNFORTUNATE GIRL. WHO FATALLY SHOT HERSELF, FEARING THE WRATH OF HER FATHER; WOMAN IN THE BASEMENT OF WHOSE HOUSE THE TRAGEDY OCCURRED AND SCENE THEREOF. 5p»cial Dispatch to The Call PRINCETON. N. J.. May S.— Former President Grover Cleveland reached home this evening, fatigued by his journey from St. Louis, but highly pleased with the demonstrative welcome accorded him in the West. In the course of a pleasant conversation Mr. Cleveland was given a half dozen opportunities to declare his attitude as to the Presidential nomination of 1904, but skillfully parried all ques tions bearins on his own political future or that of his party. If one might judge by the smile with which Mr. Cleveland greeted The Call correspondents frank reference to the words of former Senator Smith of New Jersey and Norman E. Mack of Buffalo in early placing him in the field us the hope of the new Democ racy it is a fair inference that Mr. Cleve land regards himself, to use a time-worn phrase of politics, as "in the hands of his friends. "' V "You must onservc," was said to him. "that such an ovation in Missouri is now being interpreted as making you a for midable Ittttvt >in tho nexflTcEi-Jcntial :ampaign." WITH A PLEASED SMILE. The sage of Princeton smiled as if the suggestion were not at all displeasing to him. but he was on his guard in a mo ment. "Oh, I attach little significance to that," he said. "It is natural for Americans to show their respect and approval in dem onstrative ways when they meet one who has held high official posts of honor through their preferment." I next asked the former President if he had seen the New- York Herald of to-day, in which he was hailed as party leader— as the "sun of the new Democracy for 1804." "Yes," said he, with another of his gracious smiles, which seemed indicative of anything but displeasure. "Yes, I read that while on the train to-day. But surely vou cannot expect me to discuss the flat tering things that warm friends are par tial enough to say about me." GESTURES DEPRECATINGLY. "••It will occur to many," I replied, "that when such prominent Democrats as former Senator Smith and Norman E. Mack come out and openly advocate the renomination of Mr. Cleveland next year as the one sensible thing for the party to do it will occur to many that this fairly places Mr. Cleveland In the field for the nomination, and the public naturally will bo interested to know what Mr. Cleveland says about it." The ex-President laughed good-natured ly, but raised his hand now In a dep-e catingr gesture. "Mr. Cleveland." the interviewer ven tured, "it is generally understood that you arc very nappy in the quiet homo life of your retirement in Princeton, and by seme it is doubted whether you would care to surrender these joys of private life for a return Into the whirl of poli tics, even should the call come for you to do so." Again Mr. Cleveland waved his hand deprecatingly and replied: "It Is true that I am very .happy here." REFRAINS FROM A DENIAL. Ho did not add, however, that a r.etc summons to duty would find him unwill ing to heed the call. It would have been easy for him to sny that he was out of public life forever, but he neither said it nor hinted It. It was an interview significant rather from what Mr. Cleveland refrained from say ing than for what he actually said. I tiied to induce him to speak of Mr. Bry an's efforts to continue to direct the party policies, but he again warned me that I was trenching upon topics which he Old not think It would be wiso or timely to discuss now. Special Dispatch to Th» Ca":i. .CITY OF MEXICO, May 3. -Through the rise in the price of silver during th<s past few days Mexico has benefited di rectly to the extent of CO.00O.00O. If the rise in the price of the white metal con tinues until th« exchange rates are ?X> level. Mexico will reap an immediate profit of JSO.000,000, and If the rates are maintained the gain to Mexico will L» about $40,000,000 per year. A trust has, been established by the Guggenheim Company to control the sil ver market of Mexico. This trust has the support of the Mexican Government. For the strengthening of tho trust tha Guggenheims have set aside $20,000/.»\> which is intended to purchase all the sil ver produced in Mexico by companies not tributary to them. Thi3 sum is ample for the purpose. The Guggenheims have effected the most gigantic commercial coup ever accom plished In Mexico. It is doubtful if th-> operation of the New York firm has ever been surpassed for daring and discretion. nr, well as stupendlty. in any other coun try of the world. For the first time In history a corner of silver has been suc cessfully managed, and the Guggenhelnis have the credit and profit of the achieve. NO NEED FOR ALLIANCE. The necessity of a monetary alliance between the United States and Mexico for th* rehabilitation of silver, aa proposed bv a prominent mining engineer of this city two years ago, has disappeared. All tho contentions of the mining engineer in question are proved to bo even more than right. It is now an established fact that individuals can control the price of silver and that therefore the monetary allianc? of Mexico and the United States is not the only salvation of the silver market. In fact the co-operation of tho Govern ments of the United States and Mexico is not only no longer required but is ac tually out of the question. The Gugen heims have forestalled the Governments. There is not much history connected with the operation of the Guggcnheinis. The idea of a trust to control the silver market was one of the first products of; the Yaqul revolution. The leader of tho revolution, in order to gain assistance from the Western American States, sug gested that through the Annexation of Mexico the United States could set n price upon silver which the world -would have to abide by. Ever since the sug gestion was first made the Guggenheims have been Improving upon it silently but sedulously. After securing control of tho largest smelters of Mexico and thereby practically planting a smelting trust in this republic, it was plain sailing for tho Guggenheims to corner silver. Tho pro duction of silver in Mexico for tho past four years has averaged 7'J.OOO.OOO ounet-.s a year, of which more than SCOOO,*)") ounces came out of the smeltera of tho Guggenheims. MEXICAN GOVERNMENT AIDS. Until the present ~tinie il would ti:iva been useless for the Guggenheims to rai?o the price of silver, since there were no heavy purchases of the white metal being made. But just as soon as the United Slates decided upon her financial policy in the Philippines and resolved to en hance the price of silver dollars in, those islands the Guggenheims acted. They commenced making a monetary census of Mexico a month ago on tho pretense of assisting the United State3 Monetary Commission. In this work tho Mexican Government went out of its way to serve the Guggenheims. While the census was going on tho Guggenheims paid th-j market price for all the silver turned out of their smelters and held it. Enormous stores of silver are now in tho hands of the Guggenheims. When tho monetary census was completed a few days as>> the Guggenhcims were in a position ti» raiso tho price of silver. They had as certained that there were just 6O.000,.»l silver dollars in Mexico, or about It 4-i per capita. Such an amount of silver or;t of their control being barely sufficient for Mexico's needs of a circulating medium, all that was necessary for tho Gugscn hclms to do was to increase their price for the silver being produced by them, and their corner upon the metal would be es tablished securely. NATIONS PAY THE PRICE. ~The uuRsenhcimVhave'ralsed tne pnee and the United States. Japan and Chin* are paying it. If these countries should decide to invest no more in silver until it depreciates they will be deceived, smw the Guggcuhelms are able to keep storinff up Mexico's entire production of the metal for two years, in which time the dtmand would become acute. Besides, the firm has such large interests in Colo rado that iKcan influence the silver mar ket in the United States, just as th» United Metal Selling Company influences the copper market. At last the silver trust Is a reality. Th«? United States wanted dearer money 'for the Philippines, and the Gusscnheiau will Captain E. W. Brady. WASHINGTON. May 3.-Captain E. W. Erady. for many years a well-known newspaper correspondent in Washington, dfed to-day of Bright's disease, aged a4 years. When she heard Mr?. Stedman moving about in the house she realized that tn a few hours she would be taken back to her home and rather than face that ordeal she concluded to kill herself. Although the family was notified early In the morning that Irene had shot her self, none of them- visited her at th« hos pital until late in the afternoon and none of them appeared particularly affected by the tragedy further than to deny all blame In the matter. Early Saturday afternoon she told her married sister that she wanted to go to the Chutes, having obtained tickets from her schoolteacher. Her sister forbade her to leave the house, and in order to prevent her from doing so hid her dreas. The little girl cried and eventually the sister supplied her clothes to her, but warned her that her father would bo an gi'y with her if she went out Irene paid no attention to this, but went to the Chutes in company with the two Stedman children. Instead of returning home she went to the Stedman house, on Cook street, and remained there until her brother camo in search of her. As soon as she heard her brother's voice she ran out of the back door, climbed the fence, and sought refuge in a neighboring house. Here she was welcomed and shel tered until 10 o'clock, when she an nounced her intention of returning to Mrs. Stedman's and passing the night there. Instead of arousinjr Mrs. Stedman she crawled into an open cellar under "the house. Here she lay down on the damp sand and brooded over her unhappy lot. Tb« brother failinz to find her. the The removal to Grove street and ihe lack of companionship seemed to affect Irene greatly, and her sister eald that the family had great difficulty in keeping her at home. According to the story (.old by the child, her father had given her a severe beating only a few days before she left home, and when she went away on Saturday against the injunction of her sister she determined never to return, even if she had to end her life to prevent It. LACKED COMPANIONSHIP. Irene had been living for the last three weeks with her father, Richard Otto; her brother, Richard Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cantor, the latter of whom is a sister, at CCO Grove street. Before that time the father and Irene lived at 110 Cook street, with another sister, who has since left the father's care. The neigh bors say that Irene w;rs a peculiar child In many ways. She was hoydenish in an innocent way, and took more pleasure ill the sports usually engaged in by bjys than the usual- pastimes engaged in by girls of her own age. She had only onf; steady playmate, a boy 8 years of age, the son of Mrs. G. "W. Stedman, who lives at 103 Cook street. Mrs. Stedman had al ways been kind to the motherless child and her home was always welcome to her when the Ottos lived on Cook street. fear of a* beating from her fathe^&who in- his cups had chastised her with all a powerful man's strength, pret ty littloeirene Otto, a 15-ycar-old ch'M. shot licl^Plf fatally at an early hour yes terday morning at 153 Cook street, in the damp collar of the home of a woman who had been kind to her in the past. In this refuge the poor girl had shivered al! night, exposed. to the fog and wind, fear ing to make her presence known lest- she be taken back to her father's house. anil her father's blows. When day had come and the people in the house above were stirring she chose what appeared to her the only alternative except a resumption of her old life, and placing- a revolver to her side fired a bullet into her body. MOTHERLESS from babyhood, believing herself to be unloved by all and dreading to return to the only home she knew for LONDON, May 4.— The Rome correspond ent of the Times says eight Italian warships have been dispatched to Salonica — two bat tleships, two cruisers, two torpedo cruisers and two torpedo boat destroyers. They carry 220 guns, 155 officers and 2534 men. Elakeley's statement was corroborated by all of the other witnesses to the con ference at the firchouse. "On Wednesday, just before the investi gation. I went to Dougherty and told him that I would not stand by his story. He said all right, that he would go ahead and stick it out Just the same, for he had gone too far to turn back. "Saturday night Frank Schmitz, Tom Corbelt. Jo Blakeley, Jim Brown and my tclf called on Dougherty. I said that he would have to tell the truth, but thaz !f he ras shielding his brother, who Is in the Fire Department. I would thtotv everything up and resign. "He said that it was not his brother' whom he was shielding, and swore that he would meet us Sunday and tell every thing. Schmitz heard him say this and said that if he failed to clear up the mat ter he would take the stand against hlm. # " 'I know you don't know anything about it.' said Dougherty, 'and I promise to tell everything.' But he failed to keep his word to-day." Dougherty begged for time, assuring Blakeley that he wou'.l confess every thing at noon time yesterdiy. But he failed to keep his word and all day yesterday the guilty fireman was ab sent fj<_m the firchouse and could not be found by any of the men whom he had :;rcmised to meet. Blakeley is incensed at the treatment he has received from, the hands of his erst while friend, and tells a straighti%rward story of his connection with the case, lie said last night: "On the Monday following the examina tion Dougherty came to mo and said tnat lie had been called before Fire Chief Sul livan to state from whom he received the papers containing the examinations. He said that he told the Chief that it was I who had given them to him, and assured me that the matter would go no further. REFUSES TO TEIX TRUTH. In the presence of the three witnesses, one of whom was the brother of the Mayor. Blakeley forced Dougherty to ad mit that he had used his (Blakeley*s) name in order to shield a third party, and made him promise that he would reveal the name of the true culprit. But when the scandal was aired before Mayor Schmitz Blakeley promptly noti fied Dougherty that he would not perjure himself 6a the stand and Dougherty's testimony before the Mayor was given with the full knowledge that it would be contradicted word for word by the friend whose name he had used to shield a guilty Angered at the position Into which he had beon thrust by Fireman Dougherty, Blakeley forced an interview with him Saturday night at Engine House No. 2, at which Dougherty is stationed. There were present at the meeting Frank Schmitz. James Brown and Tom CorbetL DOUGHERTY CONFESSES. USES BLAKELEYS NAME. Subsequent revelations have disclosed tho fact that when Dougherty was first brought before Chief Sullivan to state where he procured the questions in his possession, he used Blakeley as the scape goat, saying that it was through him that he procured the incriminating papers. Thinking that the matter would go no further than the Chief of the Fire De partment. Dougherty saw an easy loop hole in the use (if his friend's name, and Blakeley. though resenting the unwar ranted action of Dougherty, agreed to stand in with him since the die was cast, and it was. as he supposed, a small mat ter VMM a. witness lo this pledge and will take the stand axaiii.st the guilty fireman un less }!«• ii<">Idy to his word. • The mystery of the contradictory tes timony given by Fireman FraTik Dough erty and Fireman William Blakeley be fore the investigation instituted by Mayor Sehmitz t'j sift the responsibility for the scandal arising out of "the Civil Service Commission examination offered firemen for promotion, is to be explained by the confession of Dougherty that he perjured himself on the stand to shield the guilty party who offered for sale the questions taken from Commissioner Mershon's pocket. To Blakeley. who allowed himself to be duped by Dougherty until the gravity of the situation was made* manifest by the Mayor's action in ordering an investiga tion. Dougherty pledged his word on Sat urday that ho will make a clean breast </f it. admk that his statements given on the stand were false and reveal th<~" true party who peddled tho questions for the examination for the flat price of S150. Frank Fchmitz. brother of the Mayor. Porte Is About to Send a Formal Ultimatum to Bulgaria. Growth of flis Boom Evi dently Delights Sage of Princeton. ' Promises to Go on the Stand and Expose Peddler of Questions. Sultan Loses Two Hun dred Soldiers at Logodasch. Admits That He Swore Falsely Against Wil liam Blakeley. Ignores Opportunity to Deny That He Will Enter Race. Six Ottoman Offi cers Among the Slain. Mexican Gov= ernment Aids. Fireman Agrees to Divulge Name of Guilty. Non-Gommittal as to Third -Term Aspirations. INSURGENTS WIN BATTLE WITH TURKS Guggenheims Control the Market. ' Fatally Wounds Herself With a Revolver in the Cellar of a House Where She Had Always Been Treated With Kindness and From Which She Had Fled to Avoid Being Taken Home by Her Father DOUGHERTY CONFESSES TO PERJURY Trust Holds Wealth of Mines. MOTHERLESS FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD CHILD PREFERS DEATH TO HER SURROUNDINGS CLEVELAND SMILES ID IS PLEASED SYNDICATE "CORNERS" ENTIRE SILVER OUTPUT OF MEXICO AND WILL DICTATE PRICES TO NATIONS USING WHITE METAL SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, MAY 4, 1903. VOLUME XCIII— XO. 155. The San Francisco Call.