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• LONDON," Aug.; 10,— The Bulgarian, sit
uation • has assumed a more , serious 'aspect
In the eyes of tho British "authorities. , No
official; statement of, the British . attitude
can bo obtained ? pending the 'receipt . of
Balkan ' Situation.
Government Awaits' Developments in
The chiefs of the gendarmerie and the
police cf Ealonica have been dismissed.
It is officially reported that fifteen Turk
ish villages in the vilayet of Okhrcida
have been burned by the Bulgarian revo
lutionists. There were many victims. The
Turkish troops arrived too late to save
the villagers.
FALONICA. Aug. 10.— Further fighting
occurred near Sorovlch yesterday, the
Turkish troops coming into collision at
the village of Kallar with a large insur
gent band. Twenty-four Turkish bat
talions have been ordered to proceed to
the revolutionary districts In Macedonia
from Anatolia, Russi Pasha passed through
Salonica with two battalions on bis way
to Monastir.
Revolutionists, Active Throughout
the Vilayet of Okheida.
The statement further says that three
Christian villages— Smllevo, Krouche arid
Bolno, near Monastir— have been ' com
pletely destroyed by Turkish troops.
SOFIA. Bulgaria, Aug. 10.— The repre
sentatives of the Macedonian revolution
ary committee have published .a-, state
ment saying that the number of insur
gents tn the district of Monastir is'SOUO
and that they are armed. with rifle's pur
chased in Greece. It also states that, on
August 2. COO Insurgents destroyed three
detachments of Turkish troops, number-
Ing altogether 100, and attacked the town
of Kltchevo, but failed to occupy It. • The
insurgents, however, destroyedthe Turk
ish village of Drougovo, whose Inhabi
tants had co^ne to the assistance of the
garrison of Kitchevo.
ments of Turkish Troops.
Report Destruction of Three Detach-
Hake Overtures to Russia for a
World-Wide Increase of
LONDON. Aug. 10.— The Daily News
this morning prints a dis-patch from War
saw, dated last Friday, which says that,
an American association, said to com
prise S7.000 farmers, has addressed jtself
to the Russian Ministers of Finance and
Agriculture requesting their assistance in
raising the current prices of agricultural
produce, particularly wheat, and saying
that the association projects a great union
of the wheat growing countries of the
worldTor the purpose of fixing an annual
minimum selling price. In view of M de
Witte'B abhorrence of trusts, the corre
spondent adds, It is doubtful whether he
will accrpt the bait.
Practically.- the ¦ whole 'country north of
Monastir Is in revolt. The. Turkish official
reports state' that revolutionary forces In
considerable- numbers 'have"crossed "the
frontier from Bulgaria during tho last" few
days. The local Bulgarian ofnclal3, how
ever, deny this, and declare that . ; the
strictest watch , is. being .kept along; the
frontier. . .. . . ....-.¦: v._^, :._„ . . .
According ' to mair advices from • Monas
tir dated August ; 5 'the Insurgents who
recently occupied the little town of Krus
hevo, twenty-three miles north of Monas
tir, numbered 900. They killed the garri
son, consisting , of .fifty-two soldiers, . dy
namited and burned the government head
quarters ardholsted on a hill a red flag
bearing on ¦ one side "a 'lion with the In
scription "Death or liberty, '•• and on the
other the words "Courage, brethren/'. The
rebels were ptill in possession of, the town
when the letters were sent. 1 •
Tha/ murder of 'the Russian Consul has
caused Inteiise'excttement here and. Is the
sole topic ,Vf conversation "In , the streets,
cafes and public places." The general.be
lief Is thafthe-lncident is bound to ' con-,
sldoxably^ aggravate the already serious
situation in Macedonia,' arid It Is felt that
It will? undoubtedly .cncourawi the Bui 1
garlans to • support >¦ the • Insurrectionary
movement, * which Is " spreading rapldfy",
notably to the southward-of Monastir.
Orders Trial of Assassins and Dis
misses Vali of Monastir.
.CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 10.— The Vail
of Monastir' has been dismissed andJIus-'
sein Hilmi Pasha, formerly Governor of
Yemen, Arabia, has been appointed as his
successor. /An Imperial Irade ..orders a
court-martial to assemble at 'Monastir to
try the assassin of •- M. Rostkovoski and
report on the of the author
ities In the.murder of the Russian Consul.
head and hip. '-'The horse drawing the
carriage in -which- the Consul was rid
ing received .two bullets and shots were
fired at the coachman also.
Special Dispatch to The CalL
- LONDON, Aug. 10.— The social revolt In
South Russia continues to spread and Is
everywhere taking the shape of strike
riots on a great scale. Dispatches just re
ceived from Nicolalcff tell of a severe
fight between 10,000 strikers and a mili
tary force from Odessa. The strikers
were ordered 'to disperse, with the alter
native of having ball cartridges fired at
them. They . refused and thereupon vol
leys were fired straight into the mob.
Twenty- persons were killed and 300 seri
ously wounded. ';''W ~y\-
The Cossacks were then ordered to
charge the strikers. —They rode up and
down through them, wounding many.
This occurred on. August 5, but the
strike was still maintained and the town
is .in a state of anarchy. The central ad
ministrations of Industrial towns through
out a great area are completely at a loss
to know how to deal with the present
labor rising. •
The general strike at. Odessa marks a
"new era In the economic history of the
nation. . The tramway 'employes there
have resumed work' on the appointment
.of a, commission by the Governor to de
cide, their grievances. The steamship
companies. It is believed, will take a sim
ilar course. An order, has been Issued
¦from" St. Petersburg to the Governor of
tho Black Sea and Batoum district re- %
questing the heads of '. Industrial estab
lishments to direct their, workmen to ab
stain .from work on holidays. Artisans
must not work except In cased of abso
lute necessity on Sundays. On • tho other
hand Jews may bo required > to Hvork on
Sundays arid' Christian " holidays.
. Working days nHJst.be strictly' limited
to ten hours -for adults and eight hours
for apprentices under the age of fifteen.
Business In Odessa Is being slowly re
sumed. Only a , portion of the men are
returning to work In the factories at
Revolutionists Will Use Dynamite on
the Railroads.
VIENNA. .Aug. 10.— Officials here real
ize tho" gravity of the situation arising
from the murder of M. Rostkovoski. but
believe that Russia, in spite of the provo
cation, will maintain a peaceful attitude
as: long. as possible.
According to' reports received here, tfie
Turkish population in Macedonia is form
ing bands to fight the Bulgarian revolu
It appears that the insurgents captured
three cannon'at-Krushe'vo.
•Boris Saraffof. .the active leader of tfie
Macedonian Insurgents, - has warned the
directors 'of the Oriental Railway not to
sell passenger, tickets, as all tho railways,
he says." will be destroyed.
"According to a dispatch from Salonica,
the insurgents last evening blew up with
dynamite ; the custom house at Zlbevche,
on th^ Servian 'frontier. Thero were " no
LONDON. Aus. 10,-Thc report on the
amendments to the Irish land bill were
read ip the House of Lords to-night and
the bhl probably will be pasied to a third
reading to-morror.-. Jnhn E. Redmond,
Nationalist, said to-night:
"The Irish land bill may now be re
garded as past all danger. We may look
upon it as an accomplished fact. If it
vorks as it is confidently hoped it will,
there is no question that it will effect a
revolution in the condition of Ireland.
I feel quite sure that the national move-
ment is now on the high road to com
plete BUCCPE3."
•John E. Redmond Says Measure Is
Safe and Will Revolution
ize Ireland
v— — —^ g -*
Czar Demands Full
Reparation of
the Turk.
Meanwhile tens of thousands of anxious
persons gathered' about the station. 'AH
of the police and fire" engines were on the
spot and the excitement was Intense.
Finally the firemen succeeded In flood-
Ing the burning mass and shortly after
ward thev were able to enter the tunnel.
They brought up the corpses of nine men
and two women, all belonging » to the
working class. There are believed to be
many more bodies In the tunnel.
LONDON. Aug. ll.-A dispatch from
Paris, timed 4:15 o'clock, says that. in the
underground railway disaster many were
killed and that ele\-en bodies have been
recovered. Three empty trains were burn
ed and a fourth was full of victims.
PARIS, Aug. 11.— An awful catastrophe
occurred last evening on the Metropoli
tan Electric Railroad, which runs mostly
underground, in which many persons lost
their lives. Up to 3 o'clock this morning
eleven bodies had been recovered, and the
search continues. ¦ -
One of the trains broke down at Monil
montant, which is in a po6r and popu
lcus section of the city. This train was
promptly emptied and the train which
followed was ordered to push It to the
repairing sheds. On the way these two
trains caught fire, but the employes suc
ceeded in cscaains.
Meanwhile a crowded train reached Les
Charonnes, the preceding station,' and the
officials, seeing smoke pouring out of the
tunnel, gave the alarm. A panic ensued,
the passengers struggling to escape from
the tunnel. Amid the Increasing smoke
many attempted to return along the line
toward Belleville and were suffocated.
The officials seem to have lost their heads
and are unable to say how many passen
gers went out. The firemen for several
hours were unable to enter. the station or
the tunnel, owing to the dense smoke,
which poured out in black. clouds. -. ? •;
PARIS, Aug. 11— C A. M.-Elghty-two
bodies have been recovered from the
trains which were destroyed by fire yes
terday on the Metropolitan Electric. Rail
road. The total number of victims Is
estimated at nlnetv.
ThV^Brltlsh'Govcrriment^concluded Bal
four, , did f not : desire to see such", a policy
succeed^ .Its policy ".was to t aid Austria
and in Introducing the elementary
principles " of sound [ government,';; which
for the 'present "constituted "th"i?b"est means
of dealing with the deep-seated evil."
Balfour. acknowledged the ill-success of
the efforts of Europe In the Macedonian
question since' the signing of the treaty
of Berlin, but he thought that' the
of ¦ English- diplomacy- should "not forget
the extraordinary complications* ahd;dif^
ficultles of 'the task." There '• were 'grave
grievances • arising from a ' deep-set '. dls :
ease. Ho '. deplored the non-success of
their "' effort's to" deal with ¦ the, situation,
but', he 'was still hopeful, that; the'. plan
recently designed by Russia and Austria
.would prove, the best way of dealing with
the problem. It was therefore \ the. duty
of the "rest of Europe to support them as
long *as .their, efforts were dlrected-ln-no
ambitious spirit to the amelioration of the
lot of the population' of iuacedonia. "
• It' must sorrowfully be ' admitted, he
said,", that 'the revolutionary bands'. them?
selves;were:one of the chief obstacles' to
the success of Europe's efforts. * ;• ¦
The. picture -drawn; of -the condition of
Macedonla-by his' Interrogator 'was not
painted In ' colors . any f too* dark. Between
the" outrages deliberately' planned .by the
revolutionists . and ; the license or Turk
ish troops ;' the historical- truth required
him to. say that the balance of criminal
ity lay rather with the revolutionists than
with, the Turks.
Balfour said everything possible . would
be done . to impress the Porte with the
necessity of keeping • Its troops well In
hand and every assistance would.be given
to the Porte In. carrying out, that object.
He. believed, that the, Porte: was keenly
alive • to the present necessity .of repress
ing, the excesses 'committed- by ¦ the Turk
ish troops. Unfortunately, "Europe ; had
not . the- same; opportunity of " bringing
pressure to bear on the rebel; bands. ; The
latter's deliberate and avowed object* was
to : make • the - condition - of • Macedonia - so
impossible. that, lat* whatever, cost- to the
peace of , tbo world. . there • must . be some
Intervention* on the_ part- of Russia v or
Austria, ! 6r' both. -^ / ":- \ '*.' - . .'.
information regarding the length- to which
Russia will go in exacting 'reparation for
the murders of the- Russian Consul at
Monastir. It Is expected, \ however, ¦ that
the Russian demands for the punishment
of. the murderer and the responsible of
ficials will .be. followed by others . of
greater -International Interest and' affect
ing, the general Balkan question. '.,.,. .',.-'
It was stated to-day by an official. In
a position. to know tlic Czar's policy that
the Emperor had no Intention of precipi
tating a war and that before dealing .with
tho international situation In Turkey
Kussia would communicate with Austria
and acquaint the : other signatories of the
Berlin treaty with at least part of her
plans, j '. -
The state. of affairs in Macedonia was
brought up In the House of Commons, but
Premier,. Balfour ¦ declared he was unable
to give any satisfactory assurances re
garding the situation. The latest news
reaching the tJove'rriment; . he said, was
far from reassuring, i'
"His. Majesty has received a telegram
from" the Sultan expressing his deep re
gret at the death of the Russian Consul
at Mor.astlr. When I showed the tele
gram- to, the Emperor his Majesty gave
orders that you 1 should. not confine your
self to receivinsr explanations" from the
Grand Vizier, but should make tho most
energetic demands on the Turkish •'Gov
ernment .for "full' satisfaction and Imme
diate and. exemplary:, punishmerft both of
'the murderer and of all the military and
clftl 'officials, on whom responsibility for
the audacious crime may.' fall." r , '.
; According to' the. report made by. the
official now In charge or the Russian
consulate , at Monastir, tho murderer. Is a
gendarme. The Consul had '; asked - his
name because, in defiance of instructions,
the gendarme did not salute • him!' : The
gendarme thereupon fired several shots,
mortally wounding '• the Consul in '' the
In reply Count Lamsdorff, the Fo'relgn
Minister, telegraphed to the Embasnador
on AuKtist 9: • ',.•
from hi* post."
The assassination of the Russian Con
sul at Monastir, M. Rostkovoski, was the
second murder of a Russian Consul in
Macedonia within a few months, and cre
ated intense indignation here. In report-
Ing the occurrence to the Foreign. Office
the Russian Embassador telegraphed on
August 8 from Constantinople as follows:
"The Russian Consul at Monastir .has
fallen the victim of an atrocious crime.
The Grand Vizier and the Turkish For
eign Minister have come to me with ex
pressions of regret In the name of. the
Sultan.; Fcrld Pasha, the Grand Vizier,
Informed me that the assassin was a gen
darme named Hallm, and that he will
be subjected to the severest punishment,
nnd thn Vail of Monaetir will be removed
st. Petersburg; Aug. 10.— The czar
has demanded the exemplary punishment
not. only, of the murderer of the Russian
Consul rat Monastir, who' was killed last
week -by Turkish 'gendarmes, but of all
the military and ciril officials In any way
responsible for the crime/
Requires Punishment of Officials as
• ¦ Well as Assassin.
The plan of Saraffof, as understood, is
to bring about European Intervention by
provoking the Turks to a massacre and
the murder of the. Russian- Consul at
Monastir. M." Rostkovoski. is considered
here to have played into the hands of the
revolutionists in this respect.
"TT**. OME, Aug. 10.— It is stated here
Bj that there has been • an ox
j»V^ change <>f vfcws between thn
• in Macedonia and that apparent
powers regarding the situation
ly j the ; powers have decided to support
Austria and Russia in efforts to re-es
tablish . peace. Reports previously re
ceived here from Italian Consul3 In the
Balkans predicted the present revival of
the insurrection, which the Consuls con
sidered to be almost entirely the work of
Boris Saraffof, "the Macedonian agitator,
who is now in command of the Insur
gents, It being pointed out that the atti
tude of the Bulgarian Government Itself
had been correct since receiving Russia's
admonition.- : . > ¦ ;
Kill T^
Wound Three g
Catastrophe on a
French "Under
ground Road.
Russia and Jfustria
to Have Joint
Revolution Spreads
Throughout the
New Order Will Prevent In
terference by Reason
of Strikes.
Now the Government will make itself
responsible for the proper carriage and
delivery cf this mail, and to this end will
commission and pay salaries to trainmen
over and above the compensation received
ty them for their rr-sular work.
The policy adopted by the Government
is really an amplification of the system
which has been in use for some time by
publishers of papers, who serve subscri
bers en rural free delivery routes where
the mail train facilities are limited. It
has been the custom of these publishers
to intrust bundles of papers to trainman
on trains which did not carry United
States mails, with instructions to throw
them off at certain points. This system,
however, has been very unsatisfactory.
Postmaster General Payne and Second
Assistant Postmaster General Shallenber
ger have had the plan under considera
tion for months. The agitation, however,
which really led to the adoption of the
r.ew policy has been growing for several
years and, like eo many other important
*t+pa «.j. i-:. d *>>• the PosiofUce Depart
ment in late years, this is a result of
the tremendous growth of the rural free
delivery service.
The purposed step will be accomplished
by commissioning railroad conductors,
baggage Aasters and other trainmen,
¦wherever desired, as employes of the
United States, postal service and empow
ering them to handle a desired class of
WASHINGTON. Aug. lO.-Postmaster
General Payne decided to-day to issue
slt, order which "will have the effect of
making practically every train in the
"United States a mail train and of plac
ing the railroads in their entirety under
the protection of the United States Gov
«":.iaem. Incidentally this will obviate
the possibility of interference with inter
state commerce and passenger traffic by
strikers, as in times past.
Special Dissatch to The Call
WIU Be Commissioned
and Paid by the
Railroad Men to
Act as Postal
Rockefeller Joins
in $30,000,000
. Merger.
Wants to Consolidate
Coeur d'Alene
Combines With Capitalist of
Spokane to Put Through
the Big Deal.
Special Dispatch to The CalL
SPOKANE. Aug. 10,-Rockefeller Inter
ests have joined hands with Charles
Sweeny of Spokane In forming the Fed
eral Mining and Smelting Company, with
a capital of J3O.OOO.O0O, to control the Coeur
d'AIene lead mines and engage in the
smelting business. The deal, which is
now being perfected in New York, is the
most important merger that has been at
tempted In the mining Industry since the
flotation of Amalgamated Copper. John
A. Finch, representing the Standard and
the Mammoth mines of the Coeur
d'Alenes, which will go into the combine.
Is now in New York perfecting details of
the transfer.
A. B. Campbell, Finch's partner, said
to-day: "It looks now as if the consolida
tion will go through. I feel confident
that the Rockefeller interests are behind
it. The deal will take in the Rockefeller
mines (the Monte Cristo) and the Ever
ett smelter, which are owned by^ them.
The deal is on the stock of the Standard
Company and Is not .for the property it
self. I am not particularly anxious to
see it go through, and I have not given
any kind of an option to my personal
holdings in the Standard. However, If
looks now as if It will be closed. I under
stand that there is $300,000 on deposit in
New York now as an initial payment on
the deal. The options which Mr. Sweeny
holds will expire September 1. I do not
care to state at what price the properties
will be turned over. I understand the
capital is JCO.OOO.OOO."
The Standard Company owns a three
eighths interest in" the Mammoth and
the neighboring property, which Is also
under option to the Sweeny- Rockefeller
interests. The Mammoth is perhaps fh«
most valuable silver-lead mine In the
Coeur d'Alenes and It is held at about
J2.00O.O0O. It has- been paying dividends of
from J20.000 to J4O.00O a month for the past
three and a half years. The Standard
Company has paid up to date J2.S50.000 In
dividends In ten years.
It is expected that the Standard will be
turned over to the now syndicate on the
basis ot about $8 a share, or J3.000.000 for
the company's holdings. That surplus
above $1,250,000. to be paid for the re
maining five-eighths Interests tn the
Mammoth, would make the two properties
stand a little more than J4.00O.O0O.
The consolidation would Include also the
Tlger-Poorman group at Burke, Idaho,
and the Last Chance group at TVarda«r«
Idaho, owned by the Empire State- Ida no
Company. It has an issued capital of
$5,500,000 and is paying dividends of 6 per
cent a year.
* The three properties under one manage
ment would form the strongest silver-lead
combination in the Coeur d'Alenes, which
produces about 60 per c?nt of the argen
tiferous lead mined in the United States.
The options on the Standard and the
Mammoth were secured by Senator Tur
ner, acting on behalf of Charles Sweeny.
Consul Rostkovoski Delighted in Dis
playing Authority.
BELGRADE. Servta. Aug. 10.—Accord
ing to the latest reports received here re
garding: the murder of the Russian Consul
at Monastir. M. Rostkovoski abused the
Turkish gendarme, who was doing sentry
duty, for not saluting him. and called him
a "pig. of a Turk." Then he struck the
sentry with his whip, saying at the same
time, "Perhaps you will know me." Tha
gendarme thereupon fired on the Consul.
It is said that M. Rostkovoski was
hated by. th« Turks on account of his In
tense arrogance.
M. Rostkovoski has been In Macedonia
for twenty years. He knew the Inside of
almost ev«ry village In the province and
was regarded as a friend of the Chris
tian^. He was a belWver In the tradition
that an overbearing manner was best In
dealing with Orientals. , .
Last May the Consul had an experience
apparently similar to the ,incldent which
led to his death. He went to the village
of Mogil. six miles north of Monastlr. to
Investigate the Turkish excesses there.
The Turkish troops had cordoned the vil
lage and a sergeant seized the brldlc3 of
M. . Rostkovoskl'3 horses and attempted to
stop the Consul. ' The latter raised h!3
cane and struck the sergeant. His action
placed him In Imminent danger until hl3
identity was revealed.
Xords Pass the Sugar Bill.
LONDON, Aug. 10.— The House of
Lords to-day passed the sugar conven
tion bin. which was adopted by thm
House of Commons last Thursday. _.
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