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BONILLA THREATENS WAR IF HONDUREAM CLAIM IS IGNORED CANAL TREATY DIES; PRESIDENT'S COURSE IS PROBLEMATICAL COLOMBIA'S CHIEF EXECU TIVE AND HER REPRESENT ATIVE IN WASHINGTON. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF HON DURAS WHO THREATENS NICARAGUA WITH WAR. . HELENA, Mont., Sept. 22.— When the stub train which runs from here to Lo gan to connect with the eastbound ex press reached a point half a mile from Helena early this morning the wheels of the exploded a dynamite cartridge attached to the rails. The lights in the engine were extinguished and many win dows in the forward cars were broken and the passengers shaken up. The rail was shattered, but the engine passed over the point in safety. . . There was no great amount of treasure on the train and no reason is known for the attempt to wreck it. It is believed to be the work of some one having a real or fancied grievance against the com pany. , .. DYNAMITE CARTRIDGE EXPLODES UNDER ENGINE PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sept. 22.- Advlces received here from Caracas, Ven ezuela, state that the official gazette has published a Government decree suspend ing the operation of the" mining code for en indefinite period. This decree will render new acquisitions of mines in Ven ezuela Impossible. The reason given Is that a clique of politicians surrounding President Castro wishes to monopolize all the mines in the district of Ciudad Bolivar without meeting any competition. They will afterward sell the mines to foreign companies. The action of the Government, taken without previous notice, will cause detri ment to the American mining parties who are now engaged in surveying several mining claims In the district of the Ori noco. Ring of Politicians in Venezuela Plans to Monopolize Valuable -^Properties. CASTRO'S DECREE STOPS ACQUISITION OF MINES The, Porte recently manifested a dispo sition to consider proposals for a direct understanding, and Bulgaria advanced the following conditions: _ First.^the Porte to granra general am nesty and stop the persecution of " the Bulgarians in Macedonia; second, a mixed commission to ; be formed, the Bulgarian members ¦ of . which should be " nominated by the Bulgarian Exarch and never be in a minority, on the commission, to elab orate administrative reforms, arrange for an extension of local . administrative au tonomy, insure the safety of the ;high "ways and the "equality of Christians and The following . is the position of the Turco-Bulgarlan negotiations: BULGARIA'S DEMANDS. SOFIA. Sept 22.— Within forty-eight hours the question of peace of war will probably be settled according to authori tative representations here. Premier Pet roff had an interview this morning with Ali'Feureh Bey at which the whole sit uation in Macedonia was discussed. ¦ As a result of this conference a much better feeling prevailed and confident hopes have been expressed that a satisfactory ad justment will be reached. This view Is strengthened b'yva report from Constanti nople to the effect that the Gouncll of Ministers, after some days of discussion, la within measurable distance of an agree ment on the chief points at issue. The Premier complained to the Turkish diplomatic agent of the situation created by the arrival at Burgas of thousands of destitute and starving refugees from the district of Lozengrad. After a discussion an understanding was practically reached that Turkey shpuld guarantee the safe protection- of the refugees and take steps to reinstate them In their homes.. The general effect of these conferences in Constantinople and. Sofia has Induced a much more hopeful feeling here, al though in Balkan affairs it is always pos sible that the next day's happenings may change the entire situation. Sultan Shows Disposition to Mollify Her Vassal estate. Conference That May Restore Peace in Balkans. SIMPLE IS BURIAL OF INSTRUCTOR Pine Box Incases Body of Prof. Wright Epecla.1 Dispatch to The Call. STEVENSON, Wash.. Sept. 22.—Blood shed may result from the man hunt now yn progress on the Washington side of the Columbia River, between The Dalles and Vancouver. Burke, the forger and es caped prisoner frcm the Hillsboro Jail. overpowered the Deputy Sheriff who had captured him to-day and secured two revolvers, a rifle ar.d a large supply of ammunition. His actions and escapades cf the past few days brand him as a des perado, ar.d should the posse which Is row hot on his trail overtake him there Is little doubt but that a pitched battle trill er.FUe. Surke's feats of the past week have ehcewn that he does not intend to spend his t'.tne in Jail. Sunday he escaped from Sheriff Totton of Ska:r.ar.ia County, who had recaptured him at the hotel at Car- FO-, Wash. The Sheriff sent a shower of bullets after the fusitive. but the shots cpparently tDnly inade the fugitive run the faster, none cf them taking effect. . CAPTURE AND ESCAPE. Sheriff Totton located the escaped man In the hotel at Carson early Sunday rnorr.!"F, after he had scoured the coun try in the vicinity of The Dalles, where Burke vras reported to have been seen. The Sheriff captured his man, getting the <5rop on him. and at once started •with him for the lock-up, the Sheriff riding, with his g-un trained on the captive, who walked ahead. It xczs at a sharp turn In the road that Burke made his escape. Being ehut for a second from view he bolted Into the brush v.ithout the least -warning. The officer emptied his revolver Into the brush, clip- I Sng trees right and left and ordering Burke to halt. But there -was no sound irom the fugitive. Sheriff Totton at once rode to the differ ent eettlernents of the vicinity and left Instructions that a sharp lookout be kept for the man. Every available officer was put en his trail, with the result that a Deputy Sheriff from Lower Cascades came upon him to-day and arrested him in the brush near that settlement. Burke v.-as unarmed and did not resist, especial ly when the officer thrust a gun In his face. STHTJGOLE TOB WEAPON. Burke's eyes were bloodshot and he showed the hardships of running through • the forests all night and day without food. Apparently he was quite docile, and the officer etarted with him for Cas cade Locks to place him in confinement tot safe-keeplrg. But Burke was merely biding his chance. When officer and captive had ¦ talked sornV distance and got on fairly j friendly terms Burke suddenly seized the deputy end a terrific struggle ensued. Both men fought for every inch there v.as in them, but Burkes strength was pupplemented by desperation ar.d h^ struggled like a demon until he had the deputy overpowered. He then helped j himself to the officer's rifie, revolvers i and ammunition, bade "him a sarcastic adieu and disappeared in the brash down the river. Burke is the man who swindled a Polk County citizen out of about $250 at Dalles, and tried the came swindle at Forest Grove. He is also wanted for forgery In Martinez, Cal. YOUNG NEBRASXAN MAY HAVE BEEN MURDERED 2J"e-w York Coroner Abandons Suicide Th.ecry in the Case of John Kilpatzick. NEW YORK. Sept. 22.— Coroner Brown, who Is investigating the death of John KiJpatrick, the wealthy young Nebraska man fcund dead, shot through the heart. In his apartments yesterday, has aban doned the theory of suicide and to-day called epon the police to investigate the ehooting on the possibility that It might have been murder. The position of the revolver, the fact that Kilpatrlck' s cJoth- Ir.g was not burred and the absence of any escertalnable cause for suicide, led the Coroner to say that he believed the ehooting to have been either accidental or murder. Coroner Brown added that the theory that Kilpatrlck had committed suicide be cause he was suffering from kidney trouble or because he had lost his fortune In speculation was disproved, the autopsy chowlng that he had no kidney trouble and Investigation proving that his specu lations had been profitable. Fund Grows for Lipton Testimonial. NEW YORK, Sept. 22.— The Lipton tes timonial committee met at the Waldorf to-day and examined designs for the tes timonial that the American people will present to Sir Thomas Lipton. Money Is coming in rapidly and the indications are that the fund will reach $SOO0 to J10.000. If so. a more elaborate design may be or dered, or the testimonial may be of gold instead of silver. v GOES TO YALE IN STYLE . BEFITTING A PBINCE NEW HAVEN*. Sept. 22.— A freshman arrived at Yale to-day In all the glory, of a Prince. The private car "Guada *oupe." owned by Fourth Vice President and General Manager Julius . Kruttocnltt of the Southern Pacific Railroad, was sidetracked in front of the office build- Ing of the New York. New Haven- and Hartford Railroad this morning: and ru mors were soon afloat that J. S. Mellen, the new president of the New Haven road, had arrived. Investigation dis closed, however, that Julius Kruttschnitt Jr. had arrived and is about to enter Yale. His father and he left San Fran cisco on September 13 and came East via Montreal and New York. Kruttschnitt will pay his respects to the local railroad men and go home via Texas, Mexico and Southern California after his son has been safely launched into college life. GRAXD RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 22.—In cased in a plain, unpainted pine box that did not cost more than $2 50, the body bf Professor Max Wright. Instructor In mod ern languages In Stanford University and the son of wealthy parents, was buried to-day. The simple burial was ordered by Professor Wright. He believed that the custom of present lavish burials is bar barous and economically wrong and di rected before his death that the $200 of his money that ordinarily would be spent for a funeral be used for a public foun tain hf a monument to his memory. Professor Wright's father did the work of the undertaker. There was no minis ter and r.o religious service and the body was taken to the grave in a plain wagon. At the grave Dr. P. B. Wright, father of the deceased, addressed the relatives and friends, explaining the reason for the sim ple funeral. SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Sept. 22.- Gcards last r.5ght captured Juan Lopez, the leader or the recent insurrection. Insurgent Leader Captured. Early Mayor of Chicago Dies. CHICAGO. Sept. 22.— Anson Smith Sher man, who was chosen Mayor of Chicago in the eighth year of its corporation, died at his home to-day at the age of 92. Sherman came to Chicago from Barre, Vf.. his birthplace. In 1S35. and at once took an active part in public affairs. Odd Fellows Honor Raney. BALTIMORE, Md.. Sept. 22.— The Sov T ereisn Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows to-day unanimous ly elected General M. A. Raney of Maren go, Iowa, commanding general of the Pa triarchs Militant for a terra, of four years. treaty was - dead, although eight hours yet remained within whlcn the Colombian Congress might take ac tion upon it. Nothing, however, had been received during the day either from Min ister Beaupre at Bogota, or from Herran, the Colombian Charge d' Affaires here, which gave the slightest hope of a fav orable Issue. A report is current here that the Colom bian Congress, In secret session, had clothed President Marroquln with full power to negotiate a treaty. If this re port should turn out to^be true President Marroquln. "who Is counted as a friend Of the treaty, could proceed untrammeled try the fear of future reckoning with liis Congress. In any event President Roosevelt must now take the next step. He can elect to proceed under, the Bpooner act and take up the Nicaragua route or he can allow the matter to drift for the present, In the hope that a way may yet be found to straighten out the present difficulty in the path of the Panama route. Contrary to his custom during the sum mer. Acting Secretary Adee of the State Department remained in the city to-day in order to be on hand to act promptly on any information which might come from Beaupre regarding canal affairs In Bogota. Up to a late hour to-night, how ever, nothing had been received. Dr. Herran, the Colombian Charge, also waited anxiously for news from his Gov ernment, but likewise was disappointed. Colombia, it is known, is anxious to keep alive the canal negotiations. What form her new proposition with that end in view will take is not known in Wash ington. One interesting feature in connection with the legislative situation in Colom bia Is the fact that the terms \. one third of the members in the Senate, num bering nine, will expire on the 20th of next July, when the life of the present Congress will end. These nine Senators, it is said, are averse to the canal treaty. The hope of the advocates of the treaty will be to elect Senators in their places who are favorable to the convention, it Is expected that the campaign for the Legislature will be made with this end in view. -_ w qASHINGTON, Sept. 22.— When ff ff J the State Department closed 8 J3 Jf to-day at 4 o'clock It was agreed that the Panama canal Rumor That Colom* bia Has Taken Tardy Jiction. Man Hunt on Washington Shore May Result in a Battle. BULGARIA'S TERMS ARE SUBMITTED BERLIN, Sept. 22.— Full details have just reached the German-Jewish relief committee of the anti-Jewish outbreak in Homel, near Mohiley, the chief town of the Russian province of that name. "Workingmen's homes to the number of 345 have been plundered and destroyed, twenty-five Jews were either killed out right by the soldiery or died of their wounds, 100 more are In the hospitals, sc-riously injured, while 200 others are suf fering, from Blighter wounds • received through the Brutality ! of the j police or while defending themselves against Chris* tian assailants. The authorities watched the progress of the rioting and pillaging- with com plalsancy. The trouble began on September li, •when Christian market dealers sought to buy herring from Jewish peddlers at a tenth of the market price. The Jews re fusing 1 to submit to the robbery, the Christians proceeded forcibly to despoil them. On the second day of the riot, when the Jews disregarded Instructions to keep off the streets, because they coifld no longer restrain themselves from going to the rescue of outraged women and tortured men, the soldiers flred a volley Into a crowd of Jews, killing six of them. - The' disturbances continued until Sep tember During the rioting one Chris tian . was killed and many Injured. This served to stiil further incease the popu lace. The rioting continued for six days. Quiet has now been restored, • but the town is under martial law, factories are idle and a bread famine has begun. Every effort has been made by the Rus sian authorities to prevent news of this new horror becoming known outside of Russia. Special Dispa»cn to The Call. Dead Number Twenty-Five and Hundreds Are Disabled. Full Details Reveal Horrors of Late Outbreak, Fierce Fight Between the Men Near the Columbia. Wanton Slaughter by Soldiers of Homel. Forger Burke Dis arms a Deputy and Flees. DESPERADO OVERPOWERS HIS CAPTOR WOUNDED JEWS CROWD HOSPITALS MASKED MEN ROB A TRAIN IN MISSOURI Detach the Express Car and Wreck the Safe. Bold Hold-Up Creates Panic Among Pas sengers. Railroad Officials Claim the Robbers Obtained No Booty. Nicaragua Is Heady to Hepel Force of Invaders. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Sept. f 22. —Four masked men at 10 o'clock to-night held up westbound Burlington and Missouri River train No. 41, five miles north of this city. The safe in the express car was dyna mited and the car wrecked. Officials of the road say that the safe contained but little money. ''Other reports say that It contained J3O0O to $10,000 in money. Every thing in the safe was taken and the men escaped in the darkness with horses. A posse was organized and Is in pursuit of the bandits. Not a single shot was fired. The train v.*as stopped by ir.eans of a red light. The engine and express car were uncoupled from the balance of the train and backed half a mile further on, where it was dyna mited. The train was in charge of Con ductor Harvey, who hurried to the city and gave the alarm. The officials lost no time in organizing and making a start. It was necessary for the entire train to be brought back to the city and a new train made up, which left at 1 o'clock- According to meager reports received from the scene of the hold-up at midnight, the instant the train was stopped two of the robbers climbed upon the engine and with drawn weapons compelled the en gineer and fireman to obey orders. One of the uncoupled the engine and ex press car from the balance of the train. The party then climbed into the cab and the engine and car were run up the track. The explosion followed. The train was crowded with passengers for th» West and the hold-up created & panic. It was in charge of Conductor Harvey of St. Joseph. As soon as he saw the robbers he ran back down the track and secured a handcar, on which he came to St. Joseph and notified the officers. Po licemen and deputy sheriffs to the num ber of fifty were taken at once to the scene, armed with riot guns, but the rob bers had finished their work and de parted. One of the robbers is reported to havs been hurt, the extent of his Injuries b» ing unknown. SUPERVISORS THROW OUT COLMA CASE Scheme for Incor poration Meets Disaster. t.art BUFFALO HUNT ON DAKOTA PRAIRIES Colonel Cody Will Enjoy On© Mora Quest of the Lordly Bison. PIERRE, S. D.. Sept. 22.— "When "Scot ty" Philips brought his buffalo herd from the range to his pasture, several of the largest of the herd could not be brought in, for they would break through any cordon of riders which would surround them. Some of them are vicious, and it is desired to get them out of the way. For that purpose, a hunt, to take place some time next month, has been arranged and without doubt it will be the last buffalo hunt in the history of the coun try. ••Buffalo Bill" and other prominent men have been invited to take part and the hunt will be a great attraction. Taxider mists will accompany the party and nsg pare the skins for mounting, and some fine specimens will b« obtained. VICTIM OF FABMEB'S JEALOUS BAGE DIES Dunton Succumbs to Effects of Blows Believed to. Have Been Dealt by Barns. KEENE, N. H.. Sept. 21— The assault on Ashbel Dunton and Mrs. MalacM Barns at East Sullivan Saturday develop ed into a murder to-night through the death of Dunton. The aged farmer died without giving any clew to the perpe trator of the deed. The neighbors agree that the quarrels between Barns, his wife and Dunton had been frequent. In these Dunton has been figured as taking sides with the woman. who, it is alleged, was often the victim of Barns* ill-temper. Dunton has a son. Herbert, a- soldier in the regular army, stationed in the Philippines, and a daugh ter who is the wife of Dr. A. Perkins or -Ogden. .Utah. - « -EW ORLEANS, Sept. 22.-Ad yft Y vices of the expected invasion / of the Nicaraguan district by JL w soldiers from Spanish Honduras to enforce that country's con tention that Nicaragua in giving a con cession to a Pittsburg, Pa., syndicate granted rights on territory which belongs to Honduras, reached this city via tfie American steamship Breakwater from Puerto Cortez, Spanish Honduras. La.st month a commission, headed by General Ordonez, was sent by President Bonilla of Spanish Honduras to Cape Gra cias to notify the Collector of the Port there that if the Nlcaraguan republic did not recognize -certain rights claimed by Honduras along the Wanks River, sepa rating Honduras and Nicaragua, war would be proclaimed by President Bonilla. The customs officials and military au thorities at Cape Gracias lacked the au thority to act in accordance with the Honduras request, bo General Ordonez and his colleagues returned to Teguci galpa, warning the Nicaraguans to be on the lookout for an invasion provided the Honduran" rights were not respected. President Zelaya on being notified imme diately garrisoned Cape Gracias. Unless an amicable settlement of the boundary dispute is effected there is a strong probability that war will be de clared. Mussulmans before the courts, reform the taxation and gendarmerie and provide for personal security. After the accomplishment of these tasks the i commission, which 'probably would sit at Salonica. would become the council of the inspector general and would de pute one of its Bulgarian members to report to the' Sultan on the progress of affairs. Bulgaria" also asked that the burned vil lages be rebuilt with Government assist ance, the refugees repatriated and an es pecial ordinance issued providing for the organization of the Bulgarian schools and churches. These proposals seem to have been ac cepted in principle, although nothing defi nite has yet been decided. Even In the event of an agreement being arrived at, proofs of good faith would be required as a guarantee of the execution of the re forms, and, If not forthcoming, the Mace donians would continue their agitation. ; MASSACRES CONTINUE. A list compiled from official sources is published, showing the names of and de tails regarding twenty-three villages in the district of Malkoternovo. eighteen In the district of Kirk-Kiliss'e, four in-Vast-, liko and three in Vezehe. which have been scenes of pillage, murder and 'outrage by. Turkish troops. The War Ministry has taken steps to strengthen the Bulgarian frontier forces and it is rumared that troops will occupy all of the commanding positions, thus making it almost impossible for bands to cross the frontier. Some regiments of the Second and Third divisions have been or-| dered to the Adrianople frontier, where, the Turks have massed strong bodies of troops. Revolutionary bands-are reported to be active in the district of Razlog. province of Seres, where they hold all the moun tain passes. The Turkish population ' is fleeing toward Salonlca. : •¦ - liquor Dealers Oppose Odell. * SCHENECTADT, N. Y., Sept. 22. -The State convention of the New-York Wine. Liquor and Beer Dealers' Association now Ih'sessl6n here became a partisan organi tlon. President Dolan advised all mem bers to array themselves against the ad ministration of Governor Odell, and the convention adopted resolutions protesting against the license agitation enacted by the last Legislature and calling for an organization in every county and city in the State which will use every endeavor to elect Democratic candidates for the Legislature. LONDON, Sept. 22.— The Sofia cor respondent ' of the Times affirms that a singular communication has been made to the Bulgarian' Government by Count Lamsdorf. the Russian Foreign Minister,, who observed that, ; In the opinion . of Count von Bulow, the German Chancel* lor, Turkey had the right to send troops to Bulgaria to* preserve order. This In teresting disclosure, continues the cor- Admits Turkey's Bight to Send Troops Into Principality. RUSSIA WARNS BULGARIA: Changes in Japan's Cabinet. TOKIO, Sept. 22.— The following changes In th» Cabinet have been made: Hakano has been appointed Minister of Justice; Baron Ktoura, Minister of Agriculture; Kubota, Minister of Education and Our*. Minister of Communication. Continued on Page* 5, Column 4. Pppcial Dispatch to The Call. REDWOOD CITY, Sept. 22.—Proceed ings for the incorporation of the town of Colma came to an abrupt termination be fore the Board of Supervisors to-day. The instigators of the scheme admitted their, own defeat, which was brought about by the very persons who signed the .petition to incorporate but a few weeks ago. Twenty persons who had favored the proposition withdrew" their names from the petition, leaving less than fifty names . thereon. These twenty persons, fipon mature consideration, became satis fied that incorporation was not what they wanted, many of them stating that they had signed the petition under a misap prehension of facts. "When It was made to appear to the Board of Supervisors that but forty-four names remained on the petition, the fol lowing order was made: "Tha evidence being closed, and the matter submitted to the board, and It ap. pearing from the evidence herein that there are less than fifty qualified signers remaining upon said petition presented and considered herein, on motion of Su pervisor McEvoy, seconded by Supervisor McCrackin, it is found, ordered and de clared that said petition Is not sufficient In 'law to authorize this board to proceed further thereon, wherefore it is therefore ordered that said petition be and the same is hereby denied." It Is extremely doubtful whether fifty persons can be found at Colnia to-day who now favor Incorporation, certainly the proposition can never be carried should It ever be submitted to a vote. ' But ' little time was consumed by the board to-day, before the members were called upon to act. H. W. Br\wn, who has taken an active part in the defeat of the measure, presented communications from twenty persons asking that their names be stricken from the petition. Sev eral witnesses were called by Mr. Brown to prove the signatures of these persons. Nothing then remained but for the other side to admit that they werejbeaten, it being conceded that the parties had the right to withdraw their names. It Is pos sible that another effort will be made to secure what has been twice lost, but the chances are that the incorporation hi Colma baa received Its death blow. SAN 1'BANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1903. VOLUME XCIV— >~O. 115. The San Francisco Call.