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BY BULGARIAN REGULARS AND TURKISH TROOPS ON FRONTIER SCENES IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ¦ DISTRICT OF EASTERN MACE DONIA. BRITISH STATESMEN, WHOSE NAMES ARE CONNECTED BY RUMOR WITH CABINET POSITIONS TO BE -FILLED BY PREMIER BAL FOUR AS A RESULT OF RECENT. RESIGNATIONS. Continued oii Page 3 £ Column. 4.^ VENICE, Sept. 21.— A Greek squadron, consisting of three battleships, ' has ar rived here. The vessels have been maneu vering In the Adriatic Sea, watching the developments In Macedonia... j -j ...--. Greek Squadron at Venice. NORFOLK. Va.. Sept. 22.— An uncon firmed rumor from Wachaprague . In a special to the Virginian Pilot states that the fishing sfamer Beatrice, supposed to have been in ,the hurricane, has arrived off Delaware Breakwater with two men lost from her crew of thirty- D ¦ w Steamship Beatrice Reported Safe. Eyewitness Gives Startling Account of the Occurrences to Prussian Newspaper. KOENIGSBERG, ' Prussia, Sept. 2L— With reference to the recent rioting at Cornel, the Russian Government of Moghileff, between Christians and Jews, which was suppressed by- the military 'with the loss of a number of lives, the Hartungsch Zeitung bf this city publishes an account given by an eye witness, who says. the occurrences almost equaled the massacres at Kisheney-, %sjr *. .¦/.,, ... RIOTS AT - COMEL ALMOST : EQUAIi KISHENEV MASSACBE SALONICA. European Turkey, Sept. 21. Orders have been received from Constanti nople to promote all sergeant majors to the rank of sub-lieutenants owing to the scarcity of officers in view of the complete mobilization of the Turkish army. Preparing for Mobilization. PARIS. Sept. 21.— The Rappel of this city to-day published a report, which is not confirmed, that Boris Sarafoff, the Macedonian leader who , frequently has been reported killed or wounded, was be headed recently by Turkish soldiers. LONDON, Sept. 21.— No confirmation has reached here of the Paris report of the execution of Boris Sarafoff, the Mace donian leader, near Monastlr. . Bumor of the Execution of the Mace . donian Chieftain. SABAFOFF IS "DEAD" AGAIN. painful cuts on -the head. Mrs. Col es caped with a severe fright and shaking up. The automobile was wrecked. . . ,^.. Electric Car's High Speed. BERLIN, Sept. 21.— A burst of speed at the rate of 114 miles an hour was reached Saturday on the Zossen electric line, but over what distance Is not disclosed. The length of the line Is eighteen mile*, NEVADA, Mo.. Sept. 21.— A charge of embezzlement of J6000 has ' been made against Cole Younger, the bandit, by the management of a "Wild West" show with which Frank James and Younger have been associated since shorthy. after Youngerfs pardon from the penitentiary, where he was ' serving a life sentence. James and Younger.' had 'previously brought action for, damages against the management because,' as they' alleged, the show proprietors failed to equip the ag gregation according to contract and re fused to drive away the gambling efe ment that followed the show. Both James and Younger assert there is noth ing in the embezzlement charge,' which, they say, is retaliatory. Is False. Proprietor's Accusation Fcrmer Bandit Says Wild West Show EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE \ AGAINST COLE YOUNGER Mr. and Mrs. Col had never before taken a ride in an automobile, and they hit upon the plan of making up a party and trying the horseless carriage. The start was made at about 8 o'clock, and everything went ' well for a couple of hours, at the end of which interval they were not a gTeat distance from . home on the return trip. The chauffeur was driving the machine at a good clip and was on the embank ment at Willow street, near the creek. The ladies engaged in a lively chat about the delights of auto riding and the suc cess of the outing, when without 'warning the ponderous vehicle slipped from the highway and went crashing nearly twenty feet to the base of the embankment. The terrified passengers had not an In stant to think of escape. As the automo bile went over it turned upside down and landed on top of two or more of the shouting and screaming occupants. The chauffeur was the only person who entirely escaped injury. He had been thrown from the car and landed in j the shrubbery. As quickly as . possible he rushed to aid the Injured passengers, and assistance was summoned. The physicians found that the passenger most seriously hurt is Mrs. de Salsset. She suffered Internal injuries and her con dition is regarded as serious. Her hus band had a shoulder broken., Peter Col was among the, most unfor tunate, one of his arms being broken in two places. He it< also considerably bruised. Young Loulr Ccl sustained some SAN JOSE, Sept. 21.— A serious automo bile accident occurred at 10:13 o'clock to night at- the point where Willow street meets Guadalupe Creek, and four persons were, more or less, badly injured. The heavy machine pitched twenty feet down an embankment In the darkness, and the marvel of.lt Is that every one on board was not killed. , The persons in the automobile were Peter C. Col, a member, of a well-known firm of wholesale grocers; Mrs. Col; their son Louis, 14 years old;' Mr. and Mrs. Peter de Salsset, prominent residents and widely know in society, and a chauffeur. Special Dispatch to The Call. The. circumstances under which the deed was committed are of a sensational character. Tomasheffski . had no occupa tion and resided at a hotel. He was pas sionately fond of. card playing and visited a club every night, where he played for hours for heavy, stakes and was, as a rule % very fortunate. On the day of the murder his cousin called at the hotel and asked him to come to his mother's house to' play cards with two friends of the family. Then, at a given signal, he was seized, his mouth covered so that he could not cry for assistance and poison was in jected under the skin of the forehead. The three men then watched the effects of the poison for about a half-hour. At the same time taking the victim's money from • his pocket they divided it among themselves. ' After their victim died they placed the body In a basket and one of the men tied a cord tightly around the throat, to make sure, as he said, that there could be no further trouble with the murdered man. The perpetrators of the crime were con fident their social position would prevent any suspicion falling upon them. It was only after a strong chain of evidence had been completed that they confessed. LONDON, Sept. 22.— A case of murder by an Injection of poison by means of a hypodermic syringe is reported by the Moscow correspondent of the Daily Mall, who writes that an unpleasant smell pro ceeding from a wicker basket which ar rived as - luggage at the Brest railway station in Moscow and for" which no claimant appeared caused an examination to be made, when the body of a well dressed man was found. An examination showed that death had resulted from an injection- of poison under the skin by means of a syringe. Inquiries were insti tuted which proved that the murdered man was a well-to-do land owner named Martin Tomasheffski. Special Cable to The Call and New Tork Herald. Copyright. 190.1, by the New York Herald Publishing Company. The unfavorable replies of Austria and Russia to Bulgaria's last note and the fact that none of the other great powers has yet replied, coupled with the allega tions that one of the powers is encourag ing the military party at the Yildiz Kiosk, tend' to create a less hopeful feeling here. There is, however, no , perceptible change in the situation. Various reports are In circulation regarding negotiations be tween Turkey and Bulgaria looking to a solution of the Macedonian difficulty. The Dhevenlk says Turkey has present ed a. note to Bulgaria asking for the lat ter's assistance in reaching a practical so lution. Bulgaria replied that Turkey, must end' the massacres, withdraw her frontier forces, guarantee peace and protection to the villagers desiring to return to their homes and amnesty to political offenders, and Introduce such governmental reforms as will pacify Macedonia and Adrlanople. The Bulgarian reply concludes: ' "If the present situation continue the Bulgarian Government will be compelled to yield to public opinion and send an army to the frontier." It appears doubtful that the Government has sent such an answer, but the state ment published represents in some degree the Government's attitude. • SOFIA. Sept. 21.— According to Informa tion received at revolutionary headquar ters from Monastlr 1?" persons perished In the flames of their burning villages near Kastoria. More than 1200 bodies of men, women and children are said to be lying unburled. - . ¦ . - Victims of Turkish Atrocity at Kas toria Not Interred. HUNDEEDS LIE UNBURIED. WASHINGTON. Sept 21.— The State De partment f till has under consideration the matter of the appointment of the retiring Vali of Eeirut to be Vali of Brusa. At present the officials are disposed to re gard the appointment in the light of a transfer rather than a promotion, but a further inquiry into the facts by Minister I-eiehman may change this view of the case. It was said 'at the State Depart ment to-day that it was the original'in tention of the Sultan to appoint the farmer Vali of Beirut to be sub-Secretary of the Department of the Interior, and It Is intimated that the strong representa tions against this appointment made by Reports from Beirut say the appoint ment of Halim Pasha to be Vali of Beirut has caused much disappointment. The in habitants expected that Nashim Pasha, the Vali of Syria, who inspired confidence by his conduct when he became acting Yaii alter Reshid Pasha's removal, would be made Vali. CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 21.— The .un favorable comment uoused by the ap pointment of Rcshld Pasha, Ae former Vali'of Beirut, to be Vail of . Brnsa, which is really a promotion, continues. The ac tion of the Porte in this connection is re garded here as a challenge to the repre sentatives of the powers, especially to the American Minister, who it is believed is likely to -protest and may demand Reshid Pasha's recall from.Brusa in the interests of the American educational ' establish ment in that vilayet. Promotes Official Against Whom This Government Protested. The Turkish frontier officers, says a dis patch to the Times from Kdbnitza, Bul garia, reports that the insurgents' under General Zontcheff have been defeated with great t laughter near ' Melnlk, and that a great number of Bulgarians were massacred, In the neighboring villages, several of , which are burning.. . .. . PORTE STRIKES AT AMERICA excitement prevails in the district because of a pkirmish that occurred be tween Turkish and Bulgarian regulars on Faturday on the mountain range which forms the border line. The general impression is that war Is only a question of a few days, and resi dents are removing their property from the frontier districts to places Df safety. The dispatch adds that Turkey is mass- Ing 40,000 troops in and around Palanka. ten miles from the Bulgarian frontier, agninFt which force the Bulgarians have only 4000 at Kostendil. Z ONDON, Sept. 22.— A dispatch from the town cf Gultchevo, on the Turco-Bulgarian frontier, to the Daily Mai! reports that great The Servian reply adds, however, • that if the persecution of Christians and the excesses of the Turkish troops continue and serious reforms are not Introduced the Government will be unable to restrain the popular agitation In Servia. CONSTANTINOPLE. Sept. 21.— The Ser vian Government's reply to the Porte's representations says measures have been taken to .prevent bands, entering Macedo nia, and a strong band which was pre paring to cross the frontier has already been dispersed. . . . ... r . : Must Cease. Turkish Persecution of Christians SERVIA GIVES WARNING. The' State .Department to-day received a cablegram" from Minister Lelshman at Constantinople, but nothing, was ...given out regarding it except ..the- Informal state ment that it contained no alarming news and was in part concerned with routine business.. The withdrawal of the Ameri can'squadron from Beirut, it Is said, has not yet been determined upon, and no In dication has been received from Oyster Bay as to the President's. Intentions. In his cablegram to-day Minister Lelsh man pays that the American claims against Turkey are not receiving satis factory attention by the Porte. Communications have reached the State Department urging this Government to say or do something that will put a stop to the atrocities in Turkey. It Is stated that this pressure does not emanate from the missionaries. Officials at the State Department are reticent about the prob ability of the United States giving ex pression to the feeling with which the al leged atrocities In Turkey are viewed by the people of the United States, but they said that reports from Turkey showed that the deeds daily perpetrated In sec tions of .that country were of such ,a character as to shock civilization, and necessarily were of deep concern to the United States. ' ; Minister Irishman were effective. MURDERERS REACH ACME OF ATROCITY AUTOMOBILE RACES DOWN EMBANKMENT Prince Ferdinand's Soldiers Guarding Border Engage Moslem Force. According to fugitives who have arrived -at Rila from Djourmai a serious engagement has occurred near Melnlk, sixty-five miles from Salonlca, in which the Turks are said to have lost 500 men killed. Including two colonels. Most of the villages In the district of Melnik are in the hands of the Insurgents. Many of the villages arc In flames. jfm OFTA, Sept. 21.— It is rumored here ft that 500 Turks have been killed by . a • dynamite while fighting a body of "^ insurgents in the Krena defile. Insurgen ts Lav is h With News of Victories. - King Edward is reported to have ap proved the appointment of Austen Cham berlain, the Postmaster General, to be Chancellor of the Exchequer, In succes sion to Charles T. Ritchie; Arnold For ster. Secretary to the Admiralty, to be Secretary for War, in succession to Brod rick: Brodrick, the Secretary for War, to bo Secretary for India, In succession to Lord George Hamilton, and Lord Sel borne, the First Lord of -the Admiralty, to be Secretary for the Colonies, in suc cession to Joseph Chamberlain. No official confirmation of the appoint ments has yet been forthcoming. It Is known that Lord Milner, the British High Commissioner of South Africa, was of fered the Colonial Secretaryship. . . Premier Balfour's private secretary an nounced that the reported Cabinet ap pointments had not yet been made, add ing that Balfour hardly expected to be In a position to give out tne list of new Min isters to-day. Apparently Lord Milner Is still consid ering the' offer of the Colonial Secretary ship and thereto is probably" due the de lay. / . ; : . .• • . ... . . , Well Informed • persons - express the opinion that Lord Selborne. will remain ip the Admiralty to carry out the reforms he has inaugurated. ' William O'Brien, M. P., speaking in Cork to : night, declared unequivocally that both of the English parties tvsre broken and the solid Irish party, would meet whichever came out on top. The future aim of the Irish party, he said, -was "Ire land a nation." and it intended to adopt a position of Independence an>l hold its hand until it was discovered from whom the best terms could be oDtalnert. TWs means- which secured th« abolition of landlordism, declared the Irish leader, could easily on the same lines achieve home rule. V» ONDON, Sept. '21.— The question of B the, support of the Nationalist party Jf *or the new fiscal policy of retalia tion is said to be the subject of negotiations between the Government and the Irish leaders. It Is rumored that Chief Irish Secretary Wyndham is offer injr a concession In the shapj of a Roman Catholic college In Dublin, while the Na tionalists, on the other hand, are demand- Ing a measure of local seir-government as the price of their support. -Whether or not these statements are- well founded it appears clear that the Nationalists in tend to use the Cabinet crisis as a.- lever. Milner or Selhorne to Succeed Chant' berlain. "Theoretically we" wish the trade of the Philippines. Practically we hesitate to receive it lest it should reduce the prices of articles that are abnormally high and from which great profits are made. In this matter our legislation seems to keep In mind only the present American dealer. The consumer and the dealer who might arise to handle, Philippine wares are ig nored. . The Filipino dealers In tobacco know that America is the land of high prices and. they naturally wish to have t«e advantages of these prices. They csk, therefore, for such a 'reduction of the tariff as will enable them to sell their to bacco in the. American market. This is one of the few direct requests the Fili pinos have made of the American Gov ernment." In not grantmg It we show that practically we do- not wish the trado.of the Philippines in this particular commod ity,, and it may be clearly Inferred from thif-that we do not wish the trade of the Philippines in any commodity the' lntro- SOMETHING ABOUT TOBACCO. "The trade that Is growing up with Japan points to a vastly greater "trade that may be developed with China, sup plemented by the trade of the Philip pine Islands. But before any very Im portant results are reached wo shall have to conclude that we wish the trade of the East and take such legislative action as will encourage it, for it is hardly to be supposed that the wealth of the Orient will be poured into our basket unless we at least take off the lid. "The fact that our route to the East Is shorter than that of any other Important European or American city is a matter of some moment, but after all a few thou sand miles of steaming, .more or less, are not really determinative of. freight charges. Not many months ago the freight rate from Hongkong to Manila, a distance of 600 miles, was as high as the rate from San Francisco to Manila, a dis tance of 7000 miles, and even this does not argue that the San Francisco rate wasMow. And the rate from Manila to Vigan, a few hundred miles up the coast of Luzon, was little, if any, less. Of course, distance makes a possible lower limit, but it is not distance In most cases that makes the actual rate. "The Europeans are not anxious to have the products of the East reach us by. the short route of the Pacific. They are will ing we should buy these wares, but only after they have carried them two-thirds of the way around the world. They are, therefore, making vigorous efforts to con tinue the Oriental trade In Its ancient channels. Each of the leading nations of Europe— England, France, Germany, Aus tria, Holland, Spain and Italy— has at least one gTeat line of steamers engaged in the trade of the Far East, and some of them have more than one line. It hap pened to be my fate, some months ago, to be shut up for a few days in a quar antine station on the - bank of the Suez Canal. Ten or twelve Immense ocean steamers went trooping by every day. They told most eloquently of the peace ful war Europe is making for the posses sions of' the East. Some of these ships carried the products of the Philippines, and in this case the trade was surely dis regarding the flag. They furnished, how ever, an illustration of the familiar facts that the currents of commerce, like the currents of wind . and . water, flow where there Is least obstruction. VAST TRADE IK" PROSPECT. As presiding officer of the banquet President Lisser of the club introduced Frofessor Moses to his fellow members, who accorded the speaker an ovation that lasted for several minutes. After briefly acknowledging the welcome given him the professor-- proceeded wltrt his speech, which In part was as tallows: Professor Moses* speech was a brilliant review of the work of the . Philippine commission, a defense of the national ad ministration against the attacks made upon it by its political opponents and contained an elociuent ana graceful trib ute to the work done by Governor Taft. He predicted that as Secretary of War, a position which Governor Tafr is soon to assume, his vast knowledge of the con ditions in the Philippines and his deep ap preciation of their commercial relations with the Pacific Coast will be of great ben efit to the many important interests of California. Professor Bernard Moses, recently re turned from the Philippines, wh«-re, as a commissioner he participated hi the task of establishing a new and comprehensive form of government, v/as ihe guest of the Unitarian Club of California at its thir teenth annual banquet, wnich was held last evening: in the Maple room of the Palace Hotel. There were present 30) guests, who listened to an address by- Professor Mcses, which was voted to be one of the abltst ever delivered before the club and one that caused much favorable comment. . . Large Gathering at Unita rian. Banquet Listens to Eloquent Address. Predicts Vast In crease in Trade With Islands. Prof.MosesDelivers an Important * Speech.. PHILIPPINES AND TAFT ARE HIS SUBJECTS SAN FRANCISCO/TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS. VOLUME XCIV— NO. 114. LONDON GOVERNMENT OFFERS CONCESSIONS TO THE IRISH LEADERS TO WIN THEIR AID The San Francisco Call.