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VOLUME XCIII— NO. 157.
RUSSIAN EMBASSADORS TO WASHINGTON AND LONDON. WHO ARE ACCUSED OF HAVING MADE ''FA LSE STATEMENTS ON ORDERS FROM THE ST. PETERSBURG GOVERNMENT. GOEBEL MURDER LEADS TO ANOTHER* HOMICIDE Brother-in-Law of James Howard Is Killed in a Duel in Clay- County. LONDON, Ky.. May 5.-News was re ceived here to-day of the death yesterday in Clay County of. Sid Baker, brother-in law of James Howard, recently tried for the murder of "William Goebel. His death was the result 'of a duel on the highway with William, McCollum. Baker's grudge against McCollum Is supposed to have arisen from the fact that McCollum had been summoned as a witness against Howard, though he had not been put on the stand. , Rock Island Machinists Strike. HORTON, Kans., May 5.— Eighty ma chinists in the Rock Island shops struck to-day because of the presence of an al leged spy employed by the company. All the other men in the shop, 600 in number cay they will- strike also if the man la not . discharged by the company. Con siderable excitement prevails among the workmen. note. ¦'.-¦'!.< ' . - . '¦ SALONICA, May 6.-In the engagement between" Turkish troops and- the revolu tionists at Okrina, on . April 27, seventy revolutionists were killed and 'twenty-one were wounded, while the Turks had 100 killed and ten officers and six : men wounded. . __ SERIOUS OUTBREAK OCCURS NEAR NANCY Riot Follows Attempt to Close a Con vent and Many Persons Are Injured. . PARIS, May 5.— An outbreak occurred to-day In the vicinity of Nancy, where the authorities, upon proceeding to close the convent of the Oblate Fathers, met with lively resistance from tho crowds. A strong ( force of gendarmes and cavalry was called in and was obliged to carry two barricades before they succeeded in forclngan entrance to the building. During the fighting a number of persons were in jured. Special Dispatch to The Call. ROME, May 5.— President Loubet of France will visit Rome shortly, after the visit of the Czar. The Fope, after.con sulting with the Cardinals, has decided not, to 'receive the French President. This decision will be seml-ofllcially com municated to France in the hope that M. Loubet will' not ask an interview with his Holiness. , It .is feared, however, that he will ask for'one In order to court a re fusal, which Is certain if Prime Minister Combes is , still in office when Loubet comes here. The Pope's refusal to receive the Presi dent of France will certainly lead to a diplomatic rupture between the Vatican and the French Government and the ab olition of the concordat. " woman, clad only in night dresses, .were observed 1 drifting • between bales- of- cot ton and cases of goods. The first news of the disaster was learn ed at Old Point, where the Hamilton stopped for a moment on her way. to Nor folk. She arrived at her pier in this city at 2 o'clock this afternoon. ¦' Her bow plates were stove In and much wreckage still clung to her. AH of the damage, however, was above the water line. The survivors of the Saginaw on board the Hamilton had been given clothing by the passengers and seamen of the more for tunate vessel and a collection was taken up among the passengers to be distribut ed''anions them. It was some time before any definite statement could be obtained from the of ficials of cither line regarding ' the real number of persons lost and saved and even now, after official lists have been given out, there is a great discrepancy between the statements of passengers and the companies* statements. '.According to theClyde line officials the names, of [only eighteen passengers are known, and It Is admitted by Second Of ficer Morris that fifteen colored women, all of whom, are. now dead, were in the swamped; lifeboat. \ PASSENGERS ON SAGINAW. The v crew^ of >"the Saginaw > numbered twenty-six all -'told. From the officials -of the. Clyde. :Company here the following list of passengers - was obtained:' E. B. Cole, - Philadelphia; J. Trebor, Philadel phia;! R. B. lYounghead, Chester, Pa.; Charles B. Hoon. Philadelphia;. IT. W. Russia Manifests No Intention of Keeping Her Pledge. JAPAN'S ALARM GROWS. YOKOHAMA, May 5.— The continued reports which have reached this city of Russian military activity alonjr the Yalu River and the doubts expressed of Russia's Intention to evacuate Manchuria are caus ing keen anxiety here. The Jijl voices Japanese public opinion in saying that Russia's continuance In the Klngahlnj? and KIrin provinces- of Manchuria will have a serious bearing, not only on the trade, but on the very existence of the Japanese empire. Continued on Page 78, " Column 6. MANY IRISH r IMMIGRANTS ARRIVING IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, May 5.— Great Increase in Immigration from Ireland is shown by the record of the first four months of this year compared with the same period of other recent years. Statistics given out to-day show the arrival of S206 Irish im migrants for the four months ended April 30, against 4002 for the same period last year. All -the nationalities which come here show a larger percentage of males than females, but of, the "Irish coming this year ; about 70 /per cent are females Many are girls In their teens. SPRINGFIELD, May 5.-The Senate to day concurred in the House amendments to the Mueller municipal ownership bill. The bill lteelf, which is primarily an act to enable the. citv of Chicago to own, operate, lease, construct, etc., street rail way*, will pajrs the Senate and the leg islation so lens sought by. Chicago will So ca tht statute books. Chicago to Own Street Railways. BERLIN. May 5.— A watchmaker named Fritz has sold a mechanical time fuse for projectiles to the Krupp Company for $50, <vm and a. royalty of 25 cents for each de vice used. The Schneiders of France have acquired the rights for Latin countries and Vickers Sons A. Maxim have se cured the right* for the United States an<5 Great Britain. The mechanism can he adjusted eo as to explode in astonish ingly thort time, at long distances or Im mediately after penetrating a resisting substance, such as a chip's armor plate or a fortification wall. The new fuse is regarded as being especially useful In ex ploding shrapnel shells. MECHANICAL TIME FUSE FOB EXPLODING SHELLS Statistics Show a Great Increase Dur ing the First Four Months of Present Year. I/JNDON. May 5.— Miss Gladys Crocker rif San Francisco was married at noon to day at St. Clements Church in the Strand to Powers Gouraud of London. The bride if a daughter of Mrp. Jackson Gouraud, formerly Miss Amy Crocker of San Fran cisco. The bridegroom is a son of Colonel B. E. Gouraud, one of the first succes's ful American promoters in England. Powers Gouraud is a young brother of Jackson Gouraud, who married Mrs. Amy Gillig. mother of the former Miss Gladys Crocker. Jackson Gouraud married Mrs. Gillig several years ago and since that time hie brother has been very devoted to Miss Crocker. His marriage is said to jr.en with th# approval of his brother e.r.d his father. MISS GLADYS CBOCKER BECOMES A MAY BRIDE Weds Powers Gouraud of London in St. Clement's Church in the Strand. > - The man had j been sick for a week. One day. he told his ."wife he wanted some thing which would make it necessary for her to go down town: She made the trip and. returning, found him in bed. Docu ments retting forth the circumstances of his death said he had 'been , sick In bed for, seven days before death came. Agent Charles D. Bolin assured Chr.rtea W. Morgan, secretary of the Merchants* Exchange, who managed the matter for the' widow that Powell had been down town the very, day of his death and had paid . the ; money due on the polcy Into Bolln's hands. Mrs. Powell at first main tained that this was impossible, but re called that she had left him long enough to : go' down town herself. Bolin says he would be inclined to doubt his own senses If It had not_been,that the money Powell gave him was not of the ghostly kind. ST. LOUIS, May 5.-Frank S. Powell arose from his sick bed, went down town and paid a premium due on his JoOCO life insurance policy without being detected by his wife, returned home and was dead in six hours. Powell died on April 14, but only to-day did the fact of his strange journey become known. Special Dispatch to The Call Sir Thomas remarked that this was what the thinking" men of both believed would , ensue, " now that the boundary difficulty, which for seventy years had blocked the way, has been set tled. ... Sir Thomas added that the award had been received with ' the greatest .satisfac tion by the governments of both countries concerned.- The former alliance between Chile a"iid Argentina probably would be revived now and might' lead- to a. realiza tion of tho .scheme for a. federation of South America. ; • LONDON, -May 5:— Colonel, Sir Thomas Holdich, British Commissioner for the Chile- Argentina boundary arbitration, ar rived here to-day ; from : South America. In an Interview he said the whole of the disputed tract had now been delimited. Iron pillars had been erected at intervals along the boundary, with : the words "Chile" on one side' and "Argentina" on the other. • . ¦ • ¦"'¦¦ • T "' : ' .V Special Dispatch to The Call, A newspaper of Budapest asserts that the KlausenburR and Kronstad branches of the Hungarian state railroad have been ordered to keep 400 cars In readiness fo'r the transportation of troops. All these reports should be accepted with reserve. The towns of Ipek, Dakova and Novl bazar. European Turkey, are said to bo still surrounded by Albanians. All com munication with these places has* been interrupted. Reports have been received from Vienna that the Bulgarian bands at Males, Kudina, Nevrokoh and else where have sustained reverses. In a dispatch from Sofia the corre spondent of the Times says that Turkey has forwarded a note to Bulgaria calling attention to the alleged Importation of explosives from Bulgaria and. the incur sion of insurgent bands into Macedonia. The Bulgarian Government has taken ex ception tu the strong language of; tho An unconfirmed rumor is current here that Albanians have murdered the Turk ish general of the Uskub district. The Politische Correspondenz states that, owing to the failure of the Bul garian Government to prevent armed Bulgarians crossing Into Macedonia, the Sultan has ordered the construction of a line of blockhouses along the Turkish side of the frontier. The whole situation is increasingly perplexing and serious. , LONDON. May 6.— No further disorders have occurred at Salonica. It is stated at Vienna that the powers have agreed to withdraw ail warships from Salonica, excepting the Austrian vessels. It Is rumored in Constantinople that the Brit ish, French, Italian and German Em bassadors there have handed a Joint note to the Porte, ' claiming compensation for the damages sustained by their respective subjects a* a result of the explosion of bombs at Salonica. VIENNA. May 5.— The relations' be- 1 tween Turkey and Bulgaria are -un doubtedly strained. To some observers the greatest danger of the moment seems to be the possibility that Turkish ex asperation at the alleged connivance of Bulgaria Jn the doings of the Macedonian committees will lead to a Turco-Bulgarlan war. This ill feeling, which has been frequently noted In these dispatches, has been greatly Intensified by the. outrages at Salonica and the persistent occurrence of atrocious murders in Macedonia, which can be traced to the instigation of the committees. It Is added to also by the constant fighting of Bulgarian-Macedonian bands with Turkish troops. In which there frequently is serious loss of life. Special Dispatch to Thp Call Rupture Between Vati can and Republic Imminent. , Peace Between Chile and Argentina Opens the Way. Recurring Clashes on Frontier Hasten Crisis. Dying Man Leaves His Couch to Pay a Premium. POPE WILL REFUSE TO RECEIVE CHIEF OF FRENCH NATION WARDS OFF DEATH WHILE BE PROTECTS INSURANCE POLICY TURKEY DRIFTING NEARER TO A WAR WITH BULGARIA SOUTHS AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS MAY FORM FEDERATION Although there are 1300 men working in the 250 Chinese laundries in Chicago, their methods are so antiquated that they can not begin to take care of Chicago's enor mous weekly washing. Hotels and restaurants have managed to set their _ most urgent needs filled by out-of-town laundries, but they are still far from being in a comfortable position. Kfforts are beinsr made to settle the trouble between the workmen in the fltam laundries and iheir employers, but fo far little progress has been made. CHICAGO. May 5.— Chinese are flocking to Chicago to take advantage of the gold en opportunity created by the laundry em ployes' strike to engage in the laundry business. They are coming direct from Hip Lung, the king of Chinatown in San Francisco, and reporting to Sam Lee to T>» distributed by him among the twenty eeven laundries that he controls here. tTake Advantage of the Strike of the Laundry Workers. CHKiTSE GO TO CHICAGO. HEAD OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF OMAHA, WHO HAS CLOSED THE CITY'S SALOONS AND MAY APPEAL FOR STATE TROOPS TO CHECK STRIKE DISTURBANCES. Before the lifeboats -of the Hamilton had, reached the Saginaw r the latter, ha'd disappeared beneath ' the waves arid noth ing but- her topmasts .were visible. 1 To these several men - were clinging, one .of whom was the. aged, captain, J. S. .Tun nell. When he was" taken off it was found that' he had "suffered severe internal in juries. v ' ;,-'*-~: ; The Hamilton ;hovered around the scene of the wreck for .more than an hour, but no; sign ot life could be ¦ seen among the mass of floating t frelgnt. Two bodies, orio that of a man, and the other that of a When the Saginaw was again sighted her stern was under water and her bow was high in the air. Panic-stricken peo ple rushed over her decks and scrambled toward the bow. Lifeboats were lowered and into the first fifteen colored women were placed, according to Second Officer W. L. Morelis, who was in command. The boat was swamped as It struck the water and Its occupants were thrown into the sea. All were drowned, save the sec ond officer and the colored stewardess. The .latter died before the small boat reached the Hamilton, more from injuries received by the impact of the collision than by drowning. ¦ She had been held up by First Mate Goslee, who sank himself as the small boat from the Hamilton reached' it.' - In the meantime the rush, of waters into the bow of the Saginaw had caused the decks to burst from their fastenings with a roar like the report of a big S un and tons of freight of all descriptions soon littered the sea. To floating wreckage the struggling persons in the water clung jtvith desperation "and many of them were rescued by the boats: from the Hamilton. ¦CAPTAIN TUNNELL RESCUED. The engines, already reversed, were put full steam to the rear and the Hamilton circled tVthe scene of the wreck, at the same time lowering two lifeboats.' There was consternation among the passengers of the Old Dominion ship and the first thought was for their safety, but as soon as It-was discovered that the ship was uninjured, save that some bowplates were stove in, all efforts were directed to the rescue of those on the Saginaw. LOWERS TWO LIFEBOATS. Those, known to be- Ioj.V *r«». A. OlLMORE, passenger, - ;. • P. L. PENDLETON, passenger. FLORENCE NEWBY, passenger. EDNA WARD, passenger. , M. E. JONES, passenger. MARY ROBERTSON, passenger. EDWARD GOSLEE, first mate. WILLIAM BILLES, first assistant en gineer. MARY ANDERSON, stewardess. , cook. MORRIS, steward. UNKNOWN COLORED WAITER. Peter Swanson, a member of the crew, is among the missing. The fog whistles of each vessel were distinctly heard by the other for several minutes before the collision occurred. Ac cording to Captain Boaz of the Hamilton, his ship was making about nine miles an hour and the Saginaw about ten. The fog was so thick that objects a ship's length away were invisible, and when the two craft hove in sight of each other, bow-on', there was but a moment's interim before they met. The Saginaw veered, as did the' Hamilton, but they had not time to clear each other, and the knifelike prow of the southern sound ves sel struck the. Clyde ship on the port quarter about twenty feet from her stern, cutting the entire rear of the ship away! The in-rushing water caused the Saginaw to settle rapidly at the stern and the Im petus of the Hamilton took her out of sight of the crippled vessel. NORFOLK, Va., May 5.— A collision at sea that cost the lives of twenty or more persons and the sinking of the Clyde steamship Saginaw by the Old Dominion steamship Hamilton occurred between Winter Quarter. Lightship and Fenwick Island Llgtftship, on the Virginia coast, at 4:40 o'clock this morning. The Hamil ton left, New York yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock for Norfolk, and the Saginaw passed out the Virginia Capes last night at 9 o'clock, bound from Norfolk and Richmond for Philadelphia. A dense fog settled down along the shore shortly after nightfall, and while going through this fosr at reduced speed, the Hamilton crashed into the Saginaw's side about twenty feet from the stern. The scene of the collision is about thirteen or four teen miles off the. shore and between 180 and 200 miles south of New York and be tween 125 and 140 miles north of Norfolk. PARTIAL LIST OF DEAD. Lifeboat Founders With Fifteen Colored Women Aboard. Half of the Passengers and Crew Are ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ Drowned. OMAHA. Nebr.. May 5. -That the strike nf tfamfterf! and restaurant employes in th'.s city Js considered by the city official and others in teiestedi to be a most serious one was Clearly shown in an oruer issued to-night by Chief of Police Dorjrtiue to his men to close e\ery saloon in the city at mld r.ijeht to-night and to keep th«»m closed until th* present excitement subsides and until otherwise ordered. The order was issued after a conference ls'.f this afternoon between Mayor Moore*, Chief of Police Donahue. Sheriff Power and representatives of the employ er? Knd labor unions. In addition to this order druggists have been cautioned to us? great care in dispensing intoxicating liquors for medicinal purposes and to sell for no other purpose, under penalty of the !aw. Chief Dorahue set forth his reasons for closing the saloons, that or der can be better preserved and that pa trolmen may better protect the interests Cf the people. If the situation does not improve at once the Governor may be asked to send Troops to Omaha. The employers of teamster* to-day noti fied th« Chief that they would resume tmeinesa to-morrow morning and demand ed protection, saying that they would bold the city responsible for any violence tfrr.» to their men. ' VVhile no serious disturbances occurred to-day there were a number of minor affair*. A doien wagons were held up snri Their drivers forced to return with Joadid wacons. Xo freight has been moved; hotels h=.ve been unable to get #upp!ic», and the suspension of business ka* been almost eeneral. A number of reftaurants have sicned the scale de- ! •wanted, bur nose nf. the ~'*rger concern" • ha« conceded a single point. To-morrow ie expected to develop something and both tides are preparing for the struggle. Russia now stands exposed in her p»r fidy. Has she any sense of shame? Any one familiar with her recent diplomatic practices will be inclined to doubt it. Still it Is not Improbable she will think the present situation suitable for her old trick of repudiating her demands at Peking. Nevertheless the fact remains that M. de Plancon. the Russian Charge d'Affalres at Peking, put forward the de mands, as he expressly stated to tho» Chinese authorities, "by command of tiio imperial Government." SHfiflli Such is the situation created by the unprincipled conduct of a great power. Again it must be said that it constitutes a grave crisis In human affairs. Tho United States could afford to ismore th9 material interests. Involved. No consid erations of trade or commerce are likely at the present day to drive America anJ Great Britain into a combination, which the rest of'^the world so much dreads. An issue as great and fundamental as that which Russia has raised might do so. RUSSIA STANDS EXPOSED, Russia gave an unequivocal promise to withdraw from Manchuria, and to restore that province to the Chinese. Having fully established herself in the province, she submits to China a list of so-called conditions of withdrawal. These condi tions, drawn in purposely loose language, are designed to admit of an Interpretation which would bring all of Mongolia and even the province of Chill, in whicfi Peking Is situated, under Russian,con trol. They provide also that Russia shall remain dominant in Manchurian affairs. The premature publication of these de mands and the serious protests resulting led Russia to deny the accuracy of the report. Her representatives embodied specific derails in their denials, which, when compared with the official docu ments later, showed they "lied for their country" with almost fiendish ingenuity. Secretary Hay. whose protest had really paved the situation, was obliged, accord ing to the rules of the game, to thank Russia for her frank statement. Then China, under the Influence of th© Amer ican protest and British and Japanese advice, refused to accept the demands and made them public. BREAKS PLEDGE TO CHINA. To mention a comparatively unimport ant matter first:. Russia violated the treaty of Berlin the other day by sending several torpedo boats through the Darda nelles. Instead -of notifying the other sig natory powers of her desire or Intention to abrogate the treaty, or this portion of It. she resorted to the petty subterfuge of changing the flag and dismantling th?» guns of the boats during their passage. No treaty ever drafted will be worth the paper it 13 written upon if its application is subject to such dishonest trickery. A far more flagrant case is that of Rus sia's pending demands upon China re garding Manchuria and Mongolia, It Is greatly to Russia's chagrin that the official text of her demands now be comes public. They suffice to show that the denials made three -Jays ago by the Russian Embassadors in Washington and London were nothing less than insults ta the American and British nations In their shameless mendacity. It requires no de tailed review of well known facts to make clear the disgraceful position in which this unscrupulous power stands be fore the world. FIHST BREACH OF FAITH. It is impossible to avoid bringing against Russia to-day a direct accusation of this almost unknown, but greatest of all crimes. Her recent course In both the near and the far East Involves absolute defiance of the fundamental rules of In ternational intercourse. jjk Y BW YORK, May 5. -The Sun /^Rk / has the following from Lon / don: It is necessary to / speak a few plain words *¦ * about a crisis which has arisen in the affairs of na tions—a crisis which virtual ly affects the interests of every country, great or small. There are certain rules or cardinal principles of diplomacy without which in tercourse between nations becomes im possible. One of these is the sacredness of treaty obligations. Another is that of ficial declarations of fact or Intentions made by one government to another gov ernment must be made and accepted In the same spirit of good faith as similar statements between gentlemen. It must be admitted that the history of diplo macy, even in modern times, shows some attempts to evade these principles. That they should be openly defied simply brings diplomacy to an end and leaves the world at the mercy of that primitive arbiter of destiny— force. Special Dispatch to The Call, Clyde Liner Sagi naw Sinks After Collision. Business Is at a Standstill in the City. America Deceived by the St. Petersburg Government. Prove* Truth of Min ister Conger's First Reports. Governor May Be Asked to Send Troops. TWENTY DIE IN CRASH OF STEAMSHIPS ALL SALOONS IN OMAHA ARE CLOSED AS A RESULT OF THE STRIKE RIOTS Official Text of De mands on China a Revelation. CZAR STANDS CONVICTED OF VIOLATING TREATY OBLIGA TIONS; R USSIAN DENIAL OF BROKEN FAITH IS PROVED TO BE FA LSE SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1903. PRICE FIVE CE1STS. The San Francisco Call.