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VOLUKE XCIT— NO. 88. REVOLUTIONISTS SLAY SOLDIERS AND TURKEY PREPARES FOR WAR LONDON, Aug. 26.— A" dispatch t from , Constantinople says that all the remaining* European reserves belonging to the:Second; and Army corps, sixteen battalions of reserves in? Asiatic Turkey, 'and thirty-six- battalions of _.re serves;vvill be': called to the colors.* ".This will bringi the.number of Turkish troops, on a war footing in Macedonia; up; to nearly 350 battalions, whichwould-be an : army of 322,700 men, which ¦ is almost double the force , employed during ¦: the Avar between" Turkey and Greece.' The Turkish Government", has apparently, decided to use all "possible energy to repress rebellion. Eumer Rushdi Pacha, commander, of ; the Turkish troops in Macedonia; has been recalled. . Ibrahim Pacha has been 'ap pointed to succeed him. . - ' ,:.,__ Continued on- Page) 3,' Column 5; j WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.— The re-estab lishmeht of the South Pacific station and thie maintenance in those waters . of a cruiser .' squadron Is ' the plan which the Navy Department " expects to bring to fruition within a year. The fleet formerly maintained there was practical'!' with drawn several -ryears ago . and now the Pacific squadron's radius of action In cludes'.in addition to the United States and ; Mexican 'coasts, the coast of ; South 'American^ countries as far south as Chile, while* the South Atlantic squadron is sup posed to operate as far aroun.l the Horn as -Valparaiso. This is . hot satisfactory, and the '.'United States flag flying from formidable 'warships . has not '. been seen as much, on the South American Pacific coaat, as 'the 'Government -thinks it would be i_ at- a , time when relations . with . South American, republics and the United States are so' close and cordial. 1 ; I ¦T^.Within -.the* next year, the Denver, the the; £>es 'Molnes, the Tacoma. 'and* possibly the Chattanooga and .the ,Galve8ton f f protected cruisers of 2100 tons burden,' eighteen knots ¦ speed * and effec tlve armament, will be In commission. •These ,; ships : will be easily handled, ad mirable^,- craf t'-for; South American -'ser vice i should : the* .department decide : to dis tribute them on: South Atlantic .and ' Pa cific' stations.' /¦-'.; . . ' ;\ COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. Aug. Si- Two cloudbursts, one at 5:30 this after noon and the other, at 9:30. to-night, have destroyed hundreds'" of thousands of dol lars* worth of property in this city. The storm at 5:30 turned the streets of the cjty Into torrents, and hundreds of fami lies in the lower districts of the city were removed from their homes with difficulty. Many business houses were flooded by the first storm, and the damage to stocks will amount to thousands. The storm at 9:30 raised tne water high er than the one earlier In the evening, and many houses that were not touched by the first flood have been badly dam aged, so that the loss in this city alone Is now estimated at half a million dollars. The ¦ rainfall ' here far the twenty-four hours ending at mldight will amout to six inches. Onawa reported 4.75 inches at noon, with all streams out of their banks, and. rain still falling. The Northwestern Railroad Is not run ning a train in nor out of the city and reports washouts between Ida Grove and Battle Creek, Iowa, and between Maple ton and Castana. Iowa. The Rock Island and Milwaukee are both tied up and not running "trains In nor out of this '-'city. Both roads have bad washouts a Short distance east of this city. Great Destruction by Two Cloud bursts. Cruiser Squadron ¦MayBe 7tained; WATER POURS IN A FLOOD UPON A CITY NEW NAVAL STATIN FOR THE PACIFIC EUROPEAN RULERS- WHO ARE SOON TO MEET AT VIENNA AND AMONG OTHER THINGS DISCUSS THE ALARMING SITUATION EX • ; ISTING IN THE BALKANS, WHICH THREATENS A TERRIBLE WAR. NEW YORK. Aug. CS.— Charles. R. Flint to-day announced that he Is organizing' a new combination pf the box board Indus trie? of the country. The new concern will take in the" United Box- Board Company and some fourteen other companies Box-Board Combine Planned. SACRAMENTO, Aug. 26.— The Governor to-night denied the application 'for a re prieve ; of Joh'n E. Sexton. ' sentenced ' by* the* El Dorado County Superior Court, to two years' Imprisonment in the State prison at San Quentin for extortion. The application was made in order to permit Sexton to appeal to tne ' Supreme Court before being taken to" the State prison. : « Denies Application for a Reprieve Tvo Members of a Religious Order Prepare to Start for- Mclckei. fc'RACUSE. N. Y.. Aus. 2C.-S!ster Ceta of Louisville, Ky., is at the Fran ci» n ; Convent In this city, making prep »ra.ons to accompany Sister Mary Leoida to the Hawaiian Islands, where ***** will work among the lepers. ttSTERS WILL DEVOTE LIFE WORK TO LEPERS Wai Wu Pu Telegraphs Decision to Open Two Ports to For eign Trade. •• SHANGHAI, Aug. 26.-The Wai Wu Pu (Foreign Board) has telegraphed to the Treaty Revision Commissioners notifying them of the decision to open Mukden and Tatungkao to foreign trade October 8. S TREATY COMMISSIONERS RECEIVE NOTIFICATION .SOFI A.v Aug. . 26.— The j Macedon-^ ian committee i has ¦ issued - a black - border ed list of seventy ? villages . which have been pillaged and destroyed In the vila yet of M6nastlr.\to which. are added/ In stances of .' revolting/ outrages perpetrat ed- on .women. -The .publication; of -this sheet ; has . created-, a • sensation. - . , . '¦ i No news « has ¦•, been - ; received; in 'circles ito-day from . interior of < Mace donia. The .revolutionists at Kisch^vo are reported tb'have six ¦quick-firing, guns. In a fight whlch^ has.' Juiit oecurredln dlstiist " the- ' " : Insurgents J defeated ¦¦•'• and alsuurhtftred on entire detachment of SALONICA,\Aug. 26. T The telegraph , wires have been ! cut between ; Sa-j lonica ' and | , Vardor, twenty-five' miles southwest of 'this. 'city.: *,- ¦'] eighty soldiers. A Turklshxourier.carry lng*40,000' francs, intended for the .'pay 'of the -troops, -has -been* captured- by. insur gents, near Surovltchovo.7 The, rebels have blown up an; iron -bridge over, a deep;ra vlne on '. the high road between ' Losengrad and Demirdzehahd. ¦ An lmmense^maoa^meetlng of Macedon ians' took •" place 'here, to-day .',,, The'- pro ceedings 7 were most enthusiastic. • V 1% ¦ was resolved * that < a : memorandum- should ' be presented to • the representatives 'of 'the great' powers ait' Sofld^urglhg their/- gov- ern'ments to' take* action, ; *¦; * ' " ', . r ¦ '•- The' recent- visit of,' the-. Russian squad ron. ;to Turkish waters.' was -much- com mented > upon ¦ at the* meeting, y It Was > de- SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 26.— Because or continued disasters resulting in loss of life, .100 men have quit work In the Tread •well mine on Douglas Island, Alaska. Forty returned on the steamer Dolphin, which brings the news of the wholesale desertion of the mine employes. The men intimate that the most famous quartz property in Alaska Is "hoodooed." In support of , this contention they cite that seven miners met violent deaths within a week at Tread well. Continued Disasters Frighten Miners. Wires Are Cut Near Salonica ;and LONDON, Aug. 27.— The' Dally Tele graph's correspondent at Brussels says t is quite certain that an agreement was signed some months ago between France <nd Kinsf Leopold for the protection of he Congo Free Elate against any attack »pon its independence. POWERS WILL PROTECT ORANGE FBEE STATE Certain That France and Belgium Have Signed an Agreement to That End. Emperor Gives Expression to Dis pleasure at King's Treatment of Countess Lonyay. VIENNA, Aug. 26.— The Weiner Allege me!ne Zeitung Bays Emperor Francis Jo seph has refused to receive. King Leo pold, who proposed to come to Vienna. The quarrel is due to King Leopold's treatment of his daughter. Countess Lon yay. whose first marriage- was with the Emperor's second son, the late Duke Ru dolph. FRANCIS JOSEPH REFUSES TO RECEIVE LEOPOLD German Army Officer Shoots Himself and Then Jumps Into a River. BERLIN, Aug. 27.— The body of Count von Baudissen, an army cfHcer at Berlin, was. drawn frcm the river at Hamburg to-day. The Count had shot himself and then jumped into the water because of unrequited love. UNREQUITED LOVE CAUSES THE SUICIDE OF A COUNT NEWARK, N. J., Aug. 26.— Cortlandt Parker Jr., acting United States District Attorney for this district, to-day received instructions from the Solicitor \ of the Treasury to take the necessary steps to have released from the custody of Sheriff Cordell of Union County the United States cruiser Chattanooga at the Crescent ship yards at Elizabethport. The Sheriff seized the cruiser under writs of attachment Is sued out of the Supreme Court of thl3 State. SEEKING THE RELEASE OF CRUISER. CHATTANOOGA Treasury Department Instructs'Dis trict Attorney to Take Neces sary Legal Steps. LONDON. Aug. 27,-The Daily Mail's correspondent at Belgrade cays King Pe- Xer is determined to suppress the mili tary malcontents with an iron hand. On Tuesday, three army colonels, two cap tains and a newspaper editor were con demned to death for participation in a plot which was discovered and rendered abortive. Despite this, however, says the correspondent, the King is obviously In the hands of the recent regicides, who are causing a reicn of terror. PLOTTING ARMY OFFICERS CONDEMNED TO DEATH King Peter Is Determined to Sup press the Military Malcon tents of Servia. CHICAGO, Aug. 27.— At midnight fire started In the freighthouse of N the Chi cago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, situated at Polk and Sherman streets. The flames had secured quite a start' when discovered, and by the time the first en gine arrived the building, which Is 250 feet long and two stories high, was a mass of flames. The firemen from the first had little hope of. saving the structure or any of its contents. The loss Is principally on outgoing freight and is estimated at $500, 000. Rock Island Road Suffers a Loss Amounting to About Half a Million. CHICAGO FREIGHT/HOUSE IS DESTROYED BY FIRE CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 26.— The announcement Is made here to-day by a member of the special board appointed by the ordnance department to make rifle tests at Buffalo that the United States Government will in a few days issue formal announcement of the adoption of the improved Sprir.ifteld rifle and the dis carding of the Krags. The decision was reached after a long series of tests by the board, and the report was accepted and approved by the ordnance department. The weapon adopted will be seven pounds In weight, whi'.e the Krag now in use weigh* nine. The Krags will be dis tributed to the militia of the various States. on a New and Lighter Weapon. Ordnance Officers Prepare Report msW EIFLE SELECTED FOB AMERICAN TROOPS The Nunlvak's crew claim they were told that no hard work would be asked of them on the trip down. Captain Tyler refers to them as "a bunch of kickers." The Nunivak was formerly used as a revenue cutter on the Yukon, having been purchased at St. Michael by the W. D< Hoflus Co. for use on the Puget Sound. The men have refused to leave the ship until they are paid off. TACOMA, "Wash... Aug. 26.— The Nome miners who returned last night from St. Michael as members of the crew of the small Yukon steamship Nunivak tell stories of hardships and sufferings during the seven weeks that the Nunivak was slcwly working her way through the Bering Sea and- down the Alaskan coast to Puget Sound. From July 3 until last night the steamer. had been at the mercy of the weather and\ieavy seas. Accounts agree that on several occasions food was short. Two anchors were lost overboard. At another time one of the vessel's life boats was cut loose and sent adrift. One of the crew was compelled to jump over board, swim to the boat and bring it back. Several times the Nunivak ran on mud fiats close into the shore and dur ing the change of tide was high and dry. When she left St Michael she had' but three days' provisions aboard, necessi tating stops at Good News Bay, where supplies were procured from a fishing schooner; at Lagoon, where the larder was replenished with ducks and a supply of claims; at Sand Point, at Prince Will iam Sound and at Juneau. In False Pass both anchors were- lost during a terrific storm. The boat put back and the an chors were found In shallow water by dragging. Sailors Agree on Story That on Sev eral Occasions There Was a * Food Shortage. CREW OF THE NUKTVAK TELL OF HARDSHIPS WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.— Public Print er Palmer late this afternoon issued an order that all per diem and piece work employes of the Government printing of fice must immediately take the regular oath of office*, which embodies a vow to support the constitution of the United States. Palmer admits that the order did not originate with him, but that he was directed to promulgate It. He will not discuss the matter in detail, but says that the initiative came from an official high In position. By those familiar with the situation this is held to mean that instructions to the Public Printer came from President Roosevelt through Secretary Cortelyou of the Department of Commerce and La bor. This order by the Public Printer is the direct outgrowth of the Miller case. Heretofore only salaried employes of the Government printing office and a number of minor officials on the per diem scale have been required to take the oath of office. Hereafter every employe of that branch of the service will be required to take the oath. This means that there will be no rocm for doubt left- In the minds of-emplfyes-otfihe bureau. that-Jo all possible trade 'difficulties which .may, arise in the future, the constitution ofj the United States Is to be 'the first ; consid eration and the constitution of the labor. unions Is to be held of secondary consld-i eration. Special Dispatch to The CalL General Velutini, Venezuela's Minister to Paris, has, it is understood, signed "ad referendum," an agreement covering these points. Persons here who know President Castro's character, declare that his hatred for everything foreign in the way of "control" will lead .iim to reject the agreement and the question Is asked— If he does so, how will the foreign claims against Venezuela be paid? The Banque de Paris and its associates would receive for obtaining the consent of the various creditors and furnishing 45,500,000 francs In cash, ten per cent, pay able in scrip of the entire sum of 218,000 000 francs. This 12,000,000 would beconie collectable In proportion to customs receipts by agents who would have an international character and wouid be. appointed with the concurrence of all; the powers inter ested in the loans now existing and would be deposited in a special bank • of , new loan.'". Tlio' sum of 138,000,000 francs would be^ handed to. the holders of former, loans and the* balance - out, 58,200^000 francs, would "be purchased by the Banque\de Paris and its syndicate at the rate of eighty per cent and be transmitted in gold to thie Venezuelan Government, giv-. ing the latter 46,500,000 francs which would put It in a position to pay the awards of the mixed tribunals. Venezuela's debts amount to 258.000,000 francs, quoted at present at from twenty three to thirty per cent. It la proposed to offer to holders of the different debts the opportunity to exchange their scrip at two-fifths of -its value tor the scrip of a new debt, which Is to bear interest at 5.48 per cent and to be redeemable in fifty years. The amount of the new debt to be created under the proposed plan would be about 218,000,000 francs, for the service of which 12,000,000 francs would suffice, a sum inferior to that now carried on the Venezuelan budget. WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.— Information has been received here that the Venezu elan Government Is negotiating with the Banque de Paris for the unification of Venezuela's entire public debt, both for eign and domestic, including all unpaid interest. Special Dispatch to The Call. Instructions Believed to Have Come From the President. Castro May Reject Proposals and Vex the Foreign Governments. Negotiations Are Be i gun With a Bank in Paris. Direct Outgrowth of Trouble With "Union. The superstitious lower class Is agitating for tie expulsion of Professor Krull of Munich, who predicted the eruption, de claring that he has the "evil «ye," The alarm In the villages was somewhat quieted by the Mayor affixing notices de claring that there was no danger. The chief cf police of Naples has gone per sonally, to make a tour of the villages -.jncuafl -Vesuvius in crdf-toiroaasure the peasants and superintend any measures of protection which may be deemed neces sary. feet below the central cone of "Tesavtus the volcano opened like a huge mouth, oat of which belched a fiery etresm of lava, which ran down the side of the mountain and at first seemed to menace the observatory. This building however, is protected in the direction of the stream by a rnound of lava twenty teet high, which was thrown out during the eruptions of 1S35 and 1300. The eruption occurred without any "tarring whatever. There was no earth quake, detonation or rain of ashes — noth ing but a clear stream of lava and red hot stones, which were thrown to a height of 700 feet, producing an extremely beau tiful effect seen from Naples. The stream ol lava, which is fifteen feet broad, at 11 o'clock had covered a distance of 2700 feet. It deviated later from the direction of the observatory, which is no longer menaced. The only danger is for the new electric tramway up the volcano, which, however, has thus far not been touched. The erup tion already seems to be decreasing, and it is hoped no damage will result from It. The spectators far enough away not to be frightened stood entranced at the specta cle, but those nearer the volcano were seized by panic when the eruption began and rushed down from the sides of the mountain and from the adjacent country to the villages of Portici and Resina, which are built over the ruins of Hercu laneura. _ _ APLES, Aug. 26.— The people of JwL i Naples and the environs wit / %/ nessed a remarkable epectacle • V 8 t noon to-day. One thousand Spectators Flee From a Scene of Peril. Effort Now Being Made to Merge the Bills. \- Order Is -Issued by Public Printer. Red' Hot Stones Hurled High in Air. VENEZUELANS PLAN DEBT UNIFICATION MUST SWEAR TO SUPPORT CONSTITUTION Peculiar Eruption of the Italian Volcano. VESUVIUS BELCHES FIERY LAVA AND ALARMS TOWNS SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1903: The San Francisco Call.