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Hermann Zumpe Is Dead.
MUNICH, Bavaria, Sept. 4.— Hermann Zumpe, the musician, ' died here of apo plexy. SAN JOSE," Sept. 4.— F. • M. % Lockwood and J. A. Mehling. who;have alreadylse cured a right of way for an electric rail road from "San- Jose toAlvlso, this even- Ing filed an application for a 'franchise to build and operate a J road from the northern city, limits on Second [street to St.. James and on the latter to Market .treet. •- ¦:...¦ . Apply for a Railroad Franchise*. P1TTSBURG, Pa., Sept. 4.— The Dis patch to-morrow will say: i Theodore J. Shaffer, president of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Work, ers, is missing. He dropped . mysteriously out of sight and for several weeks neither fellow officials at the local office 'nor the members of his family have been able to locate him. Presidenl#3haffer of the Iron, Steel and Tin Workers' Cannot Be Found. : .*;" PROMINENT LABOR LEADER REPORTED TO BE MISSING DENVER, Sept. 4.— A special to the Re publican from Grand Junction Wil liam Lafare shot and skilled E. T. Ai*.ssey on Dolores River, in the Unaweep coun try, this morning. Both were prominent cattlemen, and their quarrel was over a water right. La fare came to Grand Junc tion and surrendered to the Sheriff. One Prominent Colorado Cattleman on Dolores River,- Unaweep Country, Kills Another. FATAL SHOOTING OVER . WATER RIGHT QUARREL Continued on Page 2, Column 6. "WASHINGTON. Sept. 4.— On a requi sition from the State Department the Treasury Department to-day made out checks for $377,000 in the name of Archbishop Riordan of San Francisco. This sum of money is from, the ' Pious fund, the history of which is well' «..«,„.« all over the -country. Mexico has been paying to this country the sum award ed as due from that country to the Pious fund, and the division of the fund is being made by the "State Department. mediately $377,000 Paid by Mexican Government. Archbishop Riordan to Receive Im- CHECKS ARE WRITTEN FOR PIOUS FUND MONEY VIENNA,, Sept 4.— The political ed itor of Reichswehr.; a semi-official paper, made the following \ statement . to-day: "The Czar has decided" to remain away from Vienna during his visit to Austria, owing to the discovery of anarchist ac tivity in the city by the Russian secret police. The police were of the'opinion that the risk of a public reception would be too great.; In consequence,' the Czar will irtfcet, Francis Joseph at Ejsenerz, in Styria, where,: in; a little; hunting, lodge belonging to the Emperor-King, anxious deliberation will- take place. "Meanwhile"" Count ¦ Lamsdorff, .-the Russian Foreign* Minister, and -'Count Goluchowski, ; Austro-Hungarian , Foreign Minister, will .meet at Vienna' and "de vise a • modification of the Austro-Rus slan reform, programme for Macedonia, which will be submitted to the two Em perors at -Eisenerz.'.' ; • ; ; . ; ' • Special Dispatch to The Call. Anarchist Activity in Vienna Is Discovered. EMPEROR TO MEET CZAR IN EISENERZ both the State and Navy departments will hold themselves in readiness to act promptly if the Minister cables for as sistance. The officials do not anticipate that the Sublime Porte will object to the transpor tation of marines through the Darda nelles to aid in the protection of Ameri can interests at Constantinople. The significant statement was made by a high official to-night that it was not the policy of this Government to let any convention or international custom stand in the way of effectively protecting American lives in time of an emergency, and the State Department is not con cerned as to the method of transporting marines ' to Constantinople in case the Minister cables for their presence. NEW ORDERS FOR COTTON. Admiral Reaches Beirut and Hay Go to the Dardanelles. BEIRUT, Syria, Sept. 4.— The United States cruisers Brooklyn and San Fran cisco arrived to-day. -Rear Admiral Cot ton immediately communicated with Con pul Ravndal, receiving cablegrams with instructions that superseded his sealed orders. ' The State Department instructs the ad miral to be in readiness to sail for the Dardanelles at a moment's notice. Addi tional Instructions < are given for safe guarding the Consulate at Beirut and en forcing amends for the attack on Magels sen. Disorders here have ceased. It would take the American warships fully three days to land marines at Con stantinople, it being about 900 miles from here to the mouth of the Dardanelles, or more than two and a half days" sail. As no warships are allowed in the Darda nelles under the existing conditions, the marines would have to be sent up to Con stantinople on launches. The gunboat Machias Is bound for Port Said to await orders. There are about ISO marines on the three warships. Warships Will Be . in Readiness to Sail for Turkey. < * FRANCE TAKES PRECAUTIONS. PARIS, Sept. 4.— It is authoritatively stated that in view of the dis orders in Turkey a French fleet will be ordered to hold itself in readiness to . Herran,' twice taken to task by the de partment for his radical utterances re garding the manner in which the depart ment has been conducting the negotia tions, is becoming disgusted. He has given up all hope that the treaty will survive and it is possible before the end is reached he will make public a full report of the negotiations. ¦ Meantime the rebel sentiment in the isthmus in . favor of setting up an inde pendent state embracing the Panama canal territory grows apace, according to the latest dispatches. Minister Beaupre presented this mes sage and the wrath of the Colombian officials was centered upon him. The State Department "was content to allow him to become. the target for the shafts of the irate Colombians until the author ship of the message was traced direct to the department. Now officials here are standing by Beaupre and asserting he is performing his duty satisfactorily. WASHINGTON*. Sept. 4.— "The United States may be forced to take action which would be a source of regret to all true friends of Colombia." Such is the implied threat contained in Hay's note, transmitted to Minister Beaupre at Bogota, which set the Colom bians frantic with anger, and led, it is claimed, fo the defeat of the canal treaty. The action implied was contingent upon Colombia's, refusal to ratify the treaty unamended. Special Dispatch to The Call. •'At the State Department due allowance is made for^the possible excitement to whichthe officials at Constantinople may .be.subjected by the tense' situation. there and the officials here are inclined to hope that , a • few days may bring more assur ances from Leishman. At the same time. '.. The advices from the American Minister have not caused the State Department to swerve from its original programme to confine the operations of Lelshman and Rear ASmiral Cotton to, the protection of American citizens and their \ property. This Government will not, under any cir cumstances, become involved in the polit ical side of the Near Eastern question. The European powers will be allowed to fight out their differences uninterrupted. But the statement is made on the highest authority that no European complicaions will be allowed to, deter this Government frjjm taking prompt. and adequate meas ures for ; the protection of American lives in Turkey if the situation demands it. V UNCLE' SAM IS READY^ : It was this warning, which is supposed to be! the ground for Irishman's anxiety, which suggested to the State Department the possible necessity' of landing marines to assist in the protection of the Amer ican legation, and the .consulate general. It. was admitted at the State Department to-day that' already two additional Turk ish-guards had been - stationed at the American legation. ' Rear Admiral Cotton arrived at'Belrut with the Brooklyn and San Francisco to day and the Navy Department is -anx iously awaiting reports from him. The Acting Secretary expects ;to "hear over night that the Machias has arrived at Port Said. ' . • « . sia and Austria, have landed marines . from ' their station ships to reinforce the guards around their legations. He also cables that the Sub lime 'Porte in a note to the foreign pow ers assures them that no present Porte can furnish adequate protection to che exterior of the forelcn embassies and le gations, but warns them against an at tempt of the Bulgarian bandits, who may succeed in eluding the Sultan guards and attacking from the inside. AMERICAN LEGATION GUARDED; W "W ASHINGT0N - Se pt- *•— m JH f Minister Lelshman at m /^k / Constantinople says that • l^f IT some • foreign ¦ govern • r . r ments, pYesumably Rus- Threat Which Led to Treaty Defeat Is Out. SCENES NEAR CONSTANTI NOPLE and united states OFFICIAL AT BEIRUT. \ CARDINAL GIBBONS NOT IN DISFAVOR IN FRANCE Government Officers Pronounce Re port of Intended Expulsion to Be False and Absurd. PARIS, Sept. 4.— A report published by the Patrle that the Government might expel Cardinal Gibbons from France .ow ing to his alleged statements to the Bre ton and other French clergy is officially pronounced to be false and absurd. The Government ofllcers also express indigna tion at such a careless use of the Car dinal's name. Cardinal Gibbons wrote to the Asso ciated Press August 8 saying that his al leged meetings with the Breton and other clergy of France were fabrications, with out an iota of truth in them. PAERY STILL RECEIVES • THREATENING LETTERS Sends Batch to United States Dis trict Attorney With Request to Investigate. INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. 4. — D. M. Parry, foe to organized labor, continues to receive threatening letters. To-day he sent a batch of letters to the United States District Attorney with the re- . quest their authorship be Investigated. Several of the letters are in the same hand, and though they were mailed at different places It is quite plain. Parry thinks, that they were written by the same person. ;.+ .-.'•' f i- BRYAN'S STEP-GRANDMOTHER DIES AT ADVANCED AGE Mrs. Gano B. Cobb Passes Away After Having Outlived a -...Century. KOKOifo, Ind., Sept. 4.— Mary Gano Bryan Cobb. step-grandmother cf William J. Bryan, died to-day at her home In Ne^» London in the 101st year of her age. Mrs. Cobb was one of the pioneers of this county. She was t>orn In Kentucky. William J. Bryan has seen notified and probably, will attend the funeral, to be held in the Friends' Churcn at New Lon don Sunday morninj. — . CINCINNATI. Sept. 4.— Believing that the body of her dead husband was in the baggage car of the same train on which^ she arrived in Cincinnati this morning from Los Angeles, Mrs. John A. Seigler was horrified to learn from the station authorities here that the corpse she had accompanied from at least as far as Kan sas City was that of a woman consigned to a different destination. John A. Seigler. a prominent Cincinnati citizen, died in Los Angeles last Saturday and that evening the body was placed on board the train. It is believed the two bodies were transposed at Kansas City. The railway officials are making every effort to secure Seigler's remains. Mistake of Railroad Men Probably at Kansas City Is Discovered at Cincinnati. WRONG BODY IS SENT ON TBAIN" WITH WIDOW COLOMBIANS ANGERED AT HAY'S NOTE T T J *SHIWGTOW, Sept. 4.— Swiftly has the scene iJLJ of action in the Far East changed from Beirut to Constantinople and another twenty *four hours may see an American warship speeding to the Dardanelles with marines who will be landed to protect the American legation and the consulate>general at the Sublime Porte. Such a contingency the State Department hopes will not occur, but the uneasy tone of the cablegram received to*day from the- United States Minister shows that the situation is growing worse. The crisis unques* tionably is near at hand, and not only the United States but the powers of Europe anxiously awaits the outcome of the tremendously alarming situation. For many years It has been practically the uniform custom of Presidents to ap point men to positions in the Consular service substantially without reference r to whatever previous experience they may have had. Quite naturally, the President endeavored, always to select for appoint ment men of integrity and ability, but experience was not a determining factor in the equation. President Roosevelt, after consultation with Secretary Hay, Assistant Secretary of State Loomis and members of his Cab inet immediately identified with the State Department, has determined to appoint hereafter to Important places in the Con sular service men who already are in the service and have had experience and training In minor positions which will render them the more capable of filling places of higher grade and greater im portance. The change in policy does not extend the civil service to the Consular service, and it does not extend, necessarily, a Con sul's tenure of office at any particular place; but, it is pointed out, it does give reasonable assurance to the manufactur ing and commercial interests of the United States, which particularly are In terested in the extension of the country's trade, that in a comparatively brief time all Important Consular positions will be filled by men of not only character and ability, but with men who, by training and experience, are especially qualified to ad vance the trade Interests of the United States. Mr. Loomis discussed with the Presi dent several appointments in the service that are to be made soon. It is under- Stood that all the appointees will be men who are now filling places of lesser im portance in the service. They are to be promoted and. In turn, their places will be filled with men who have not had the experience they have had. OYSTER BAT, L. I., Sept*.— An im portant change of policy with respect to the making of appointments in the Con sular service has been decided upon by President Roosevelt. He discussed th«* change, to-day with Assistant Secretary Loomis. President Decides on Significant Reform. NEW CONSULS WILL BE IN OF TRAINING The immigration officials have been communicated with and an investigation will follow. Anthony Demers and his brother Alex are at the head of a shoe shining organ ization which operates in Kalamazoo. Battle Creek. Jackson. South Bend. Ind.. St. Joseph. Mich., Benton Harbor, Detroit and Chicago. "With possibly two exceptions the work of polishing shoes is all done by Greek boys whose ages range from 5 to 13 years. The boys are shown how to polish shoes and allowed to pick up what English they can. Then their education ends. Demog geor ran away on account of abuse. KALAMAZOO. Mich.. Sept. 4.— Anthony Demers, the proprietor of a shoe shining stand, to-day confessed that he had paid $73 for Nicholas Demoggeor, a Greek boy 13 years old, who ran away from him Thursday. Demers was "sweated" by the Sheriff, and his revelation of a system of child peonage followed. Every year boys are being picked up in the streets of Greek cities and sold into slavery in this coun try. The purchasers pay from $u0 to ¥Z5 for a 6-year-old boy for the first year. The second year the price is advanced $23. Each succeeding year a small ad vance ia made in the amount paid untH the boy is of age. Then the purchaser must take his chances with his purchase. Special Dispatch to The Call. Weeks must elapse before the wounded woman will be able to leave the hospital if she is ever able to leave it. Meantime it is not probable that there will be any official investigation of the shooting by the authorities. Unless her relatives lake the initiative there is no probability of the institution of any proceedings which might result in an arrest being made.' Colonel Griffith and family had intended returning home from their vacation to day and last evening Mrs. Griffith was en gaged In packing her trunks. Manager W right of the hotel Fays- he was sitting in the office when he heard a ecream followed by the sound of a hoavy body striking the roof of a porch almost immediately above the entrance to the office. About the same time a call came The cause of the shooting is shrouded in mystery. Colonel Griffith declares that the ehooting was accidental; that whfte his wife was packing a trunk a revolver in }t was accidentally discharged and the bullet Etruck her In the eye; that she fell to the floor and thus sustained a frac ture of the shoulder blade. He denied that there had been any quarrel between them or that they had ever quarreled. There were no witnesses to the shoot ing. Colonel and Mrs. Griffith being alone in their room at the time. One of the brothers of the wounded woman, in discussing the case to-night, said: "Mrs. Griffith did not shoot herself; the shooting was not an accident, in our opin ion. We are sure there was no attempt at suicide. "We believe that her broken shoulder blade was not sustained by fall ing to the floor after she had been shot. That Injury was produced by either jump ing or falling from the window of her room to the roof of the porch below. Why did ehe Jump? She may be able to tell that later. We have been unable to get any statement from her because her con dition will not admit of her making a statement. She may never make one. What will we do? Nothing, until the members of the family have held a con sultation and possibly not then until our sister is 2ble to express her desires as to what course we shall take, and we will, of course, be guided by her wishes. As yet we make no accusations, but we be lieve that that shot was not accidental, nor was It fired with suicidal Intent." INVESTIGATION NOT LIKELY. Mrs. Griffith has not been able to make any lucid statement as yet, but in the delirium following the shooting and in her unconscious state as a result of the administration of anaesthetics, she has made statements and appeals which indi cate that she imagines herself in mortal danger and she has appealed to those about her to save her. LOS AXGELES. Sept. 4.— Sirs. Griffith J. Griffith, wife of the •well known capi talist and member of the- Board of Park Commissioners, who deeded SOCK) acres to the city of Los Angeles for park pur poKf. lies £.t the California Hospital In this city hovering between life and death from the effects of a pistol shot wound In the head and a fall which produced a compound fracture of the shoulder Made. She was shot late Thursday night in her room in the Hotel Arradia at Santa Monica, where she, with her husband and 15-year-old son. had been spending the summer months. Following the shooting she either jumped or fell, it is eaid. from the window of her room and landed on the roof of a. porch on the level of the floor below. After being treated at the hotel and remaining there Thursday night she was brought to Los Angeles this morning on a special car and taken to the hospital. She was unconscious when that institution was reached. During the day it was necessary to perform an ope ration' to remove the bullet, and this o»e rcvioa ehowea that the wound is a very serious one, although Dr. M. L. Moore is cf the opinion that the patient will recover. The bullet struck Mrs. Griffith at the outer edge of the left eye and striking the bone at the edge of the eye socket fractured the bone and Eplit into frag ments, one section of the bullet passing through the eyeball and others glancing Elong the ekull under the scalp. It was necessary for the surgeons to remove the left eye and some of the tissue surround ing It. They found that the section of the bullet had not penetrated the cavity of the brain, but in such wounds there is always danger of inflammation and of loss of Eight of the other eye through sympathy. WIFE IS DELIRIOUS. £ped*J Dispatch to The C*:i. Claims the Weapon Went Off While Victim Was Packing Trunk. Immigration Officials in the East Will Conduct an Investigation. Money Paid for Boys Who Begin Lives of Slavery. Husband Says Pistol Was Accidentally Discharged. Confession Unveils \ Peonage System . in America. Wife of Griffith J. Griffith Is Badly Wounded. GREEKS MAKE CRUEL SALES OF CHILDREN MYSTERIOUS SHOOTING IN HOTEL ROOM POWERS LAND MARINES TO GUARD CONSTANTINOPLE EMBASSIES; WARSHIPS OF UNITED STATES MA Y SAIL TO THE DARDANELLES Continued on Page 2, Column 4. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1903. VOLUME XCIV—XO. 97. The San Francisco Call.