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WOOD'S PROMOTION
WILL BE BITTERL Y
FOUGHT IN SENA TE
ANTI-CHAMBERLAIN
OR A TOR Y IN FORMER
SECRETARY'S HOME
OPPONENTS OF JOSEPH CHAM
BERLAIN'S RETALIATORY
TARIFF POLICY.
ARMY OFFICER WHOSE RAP
ID PROMOTION WILL BE
VIGOROUSLY OPPOSED.
. BERLIN, Nov. 11.— The Frankfurter
Zeitung says it learns from Vladivostok
that a Joint stock company Is being or
ganized there with a capital of J3.000.000 to
operate the tin mines of Manchuria. The
promoters hope to break the Anglo-Amer
ican'monopoly.
Will Open Manchuria Tin Mines.
It is believed that, , In consequence , of
the German representations, the British
and Portuguese police in the adjacent ter
ritories ; will endeavor: to prevent further*
supplies of arms and ammunition ' being
sent across the border by. traders, :
BERLIN, Nov. 11.— The Governor of
German Southwest Africa cables that 330
mounted troops, with four guns, have ar
rived in the 'vicinity of Warmbad, but
he does not mention any flchtlns: with
thje rebellious , natives, who seemingly are
not combating the advance* of 'the troops.
Arrival of Mounted Soldiers in South
west Africa Has Quieting
Effect
REBEL. NATIVES NOT
ANXIOUS FOR TROUBLE
BERLIN, • Nov. 11.— The commission,
consisting of Dr. Stormer, Professor
Strassman and Portrait Painter Woe
gel, appointed by the court which is try
ing the I Countess ' Isabella . Wesierska
Kwilecki, charged with presenting a false
heir to an ; estate. to Wroblewo, to .decide
If any resemblance existed between the
Countess and her supposed son, has re
ported 'that therev is strong physical re
semblance between them, especially in the
form of the : ears, and that there is no
resemblance betwen the Kwilecki boy and
the son of Cecilia Meyer, the reputed
mother of the Countess* child. .. ,
Court Experts Discountenance State
ment That Reported Heir Is
Illegitimate
DECISION IN FAVOR
OF COUNTESS XWILECKI
ROME. Nov. 11.— At a lengthy confer
ence which Premier Gioletti had to-day
with King Victor Emmanuel at the royal
hunting lodge, the Premier suggested that
the Cabinet resign, so as to render in
effective the campaign of the party of the
Extreme Left. The conference was made
necessary by the suicide of Minister Ro
eano. The King, while expressing his
confidence in Premier Gioletti, said he
wished to give further consideration to
the political situation, at the same time
manifesting his determination to avoid, if
possible, a new Cabinet, especially on the
eve of his visit to London,
Premier Is Prompted by a Desire
to Thwart Purposes of the
Opposition.
SUGGESTS RESIGNATION
OF THE ITALIAN CABINET
SALONICA. Nov. 1L— The trial of the
men belonging to the Prlzrand Battalion,
who were charged with having committed
atrocities on the inhabitants of the vila
yet of Adrianople. has been concluded,
with the result that seventy-five of tha
men were acquitted and that 705 were con
demned to be banished.
VIENNA, Nov. 11.— A dispatch received
to-day from Sofia attributes the recent
arrests of army officers to the discovery
of a plot engineered by Bulgarian and
Servian officers to force war upon Tur
key, -which was to be attacked by the
combined armies of the two countries.
Revolutionary documents and pamphlets
advocating a union of Servla and Bul
garia a* being essential to the preserva
tion of the southern Slav kingdoms were
found.
The Austrian officials here have no con
firmation of the story from Sofia.
ARMY OFFICERS PLOT
"T-. A WAR ON TURKEY
BERLIN, Nov. 11.— The military court
at Metz to-day concluded the trial of
Lieutenant Bllzen, author of the book
entitled "A Little Garrison," and sen
tenced the lieutenant to six months in
prison and to dismissal from the army.
One month, the time the officer has al
ready served in prison, was allowed to
be deducted from the sentence. The novel
was ordered to be destroyed. The decis
ion of the court was based on the! fact
that in his novel Bllzen insulted his su
perior officer and drew a picture of events
happening in Forbach, Alsace-Lorraine
by which several persons living in that
place were compromised. The court fur
ther says that the lieutenant disobeyed
an order of Emperor William forbidding
any officer to publish a pamphlet without
the - permission of his military, -superiors
Author of "A Little Garrison" Must
Serve Time and His Novel Is '
Destroyed.
GETS SIX MONTHS
FOR WRITING. A BOOK
It is believed that Apostle Grant, has
succeeded in eluding the officers and has
left the city) but outgoing trains are be
ing watched. • :^r_y-.
SALT LAKE, Nov. 11.— Four deputy
sheriffs hunted all of to-day for Heber
J. Grant, apostle of the Mormon church,
'for the arrest of whom on a charge of
polygamous cohabitation a warrant was
sworn out last night, but up to a late
hour to-night they had not succeeded in
serving the warrant.
Apostle Grant was to have left Salt
Lake to-day -for Europe, where he will
have charge of the European mission of
the church. ¦ He was to have been accom
panied by his second wife, Emily Wells-
Grant, and their five daughters. She is
a sister of Governor Wells and 'is the
wife with whom the offense of polyga
mous cohabitation is alleged to have been
committed. .*<»
Deputy Sheriffs Search in Vain for
Heber J. Grant.
APOSTLE EVADES ARREST.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1L— Dispatches re
ceived here to-day assert that William H.
Leavitt and his bride, who up to a few
weeks ago was Ruth Bryan, are happy in
the receipt of a check for $200 from the
bride's father, William J. Bryan, which
.the. genial Nebraskan sent them, for
spending money.
Mr. and Mrs.' Leavitt are visiting at the
country home of Thomas J. Alken, the
St. Louis 'politician, at Humans vlile, Mo.
Their stay. It is said, -will be prolonged
indefinitely. Leavitt, whose home la at
Newport, R. I., is a portrait painter and
finds little demand for his talent at Hu
mansville. According to the dispatches,
the young couple were so madly in love
that they forgot to be practical and they
married without fortifying themselves
against the financial distress which is
said to have overtaken them.
Dr. M. Dwlght Jennings of this city, a
cousin of Mrs. Leavitt's ' father, William
Jennings Bryan, said to-night:
.. "I know nothing about the reported
poverty of my romantic young cousin, but
presume it is not unlikely that it Is true.
The young lady's father • is not a" man
who is likely to change his mind. I have
never seen Mr. Leavitt nor any member
of the Bryan family since the wedding.
The fact that Mr. Leavitt is poor,'how
ever, need not interfere In the least with
their happiness, it seems to me. I hope
that he is a good artist at any rate
there, won't be much romance In my fair
cousin's sacrifice if it turns out that her
husband was originally cut out for a sign
painter."
Special Dispatch to Ths Call.
HARVEYVILLE, Kans., Nov. 11.1-rha
Coroner's Jury held another inquest to
day on the assassination of William
Smale and recommended that the widow
Mary Smale, and Charles Overman, a
fanner, be arrested as accessories to the
crime. The brother and father of the
woman are already under arrest, charged
with the murder. It Is the contention of
the officers that Smale was killed in ac
cordance with a plot participated in by
all the members of his family.
BURLING AM E. Kans., Nov. 11.—Ed
ward Thelf and hla father, Charles Thelf,
have been arrested by Sheriff Freye of
Wabaunco City on the charge of having
murdered William Smale, the farmer who
was shot at his hdme, northwest of here,
on Monday night. The murder has called
to mind that at least two other members
of the Smale family have died under sus
picious circumstances and the officers pro
fess to believe that a thorough investiga
tion will disclose a plot against the mem
bers of the family. It is probable that
the body of a young daughter who died
last summer may be exhumed and the
stomach analyzed for traces of poison
Several years ago the eldest son died sud
denly while the father was absent from/
home.
MAY HAVE PLOTTED
AGAINST WHOLE FAMILY
Arrest of Father and Son on Murder
Charge Recalls Suspicious Cir
cumstances.
By a fatal coincidence, this wag the
very expression which had been employed
in the first bulletin published regarding
the malady of the Emperor Frederick.
BERLIN, Nov. 11.— A painful tragedy
is at tbe present moment being played
within the walls of the royal palace at
Potsdam. For years past the Emperor
has been haunted by a fixed idea that he
would die of the same malady as his
father and mother.
When, two months ago, he began to
complain of a pain In his throat, ter
rible anxiety seized the Empress and her
children. She summoned Dr. von Leut
hold and asked him to examine her hus
band, without, however, exciting his anx
iety. ' The first examination only showed
the existence of a number of granula
tions. The Emperor, nevertheless, be
came more somber and more taciturn.
He spoke less and had fewer of those ac
cesses of {he charming, frank gayety
which render his company so agreeable.
Horltz Schmidt, after an examination,
diagnosed a tumor of the vocal chords.
He saw from the horror-stricken face of
the Empress that, far from reassuring
her, ' this medical expression only "aug
mented her fear. •
Special Cable to Tha Call and New York Herald
Copyright, 1903, by the New York Her
ald Publishing Company.
Poverty Is Sequel
to a Romantic
Marriage,
William Himself
. Fears Death
Is Near.
BRYAN AIDS
HIS DAUGHTER
FINANCIALLY
Steel Trust's Retrenchment Policy Is
Costly to Employes.
SAVES §15,000,000 IN WAGES.
NEW YORK, Nov. IL-In the work of
retrenchment which the officials of the
United States Steel Corporation have or
dered and planned it is proposed to reduce
the annual payroll of the giant concern
about $15,000,000, or slightly more than 10
per cent of the wages paid last year.
At a representative meeting of all the
important Eteel and Iron manufacturers
of the United States, which convened to
day in this city, price schedules were rati
fied and approved. No further cuts were
made and It was agreed to maintain
prices. It also was decided by the officials
of the United States Steel Corporation to
merge the American Tin Plate Company
and the American Sheet Steel Company
into one organization. It Is expected that
the consolidation will become effective
about January 1.
STARTS PROJECT TO AID
SAILING SHIPPING
Liverpool Owners Ask That France,
England and Germany Lay
Off Ships.
LIVERPOOL, Nov. ll.-The depression
In the Bailing shipping trade is so se
rious as to have led to a drastic proposal
on the part of the Liverpool owners for
an International combination, whereby a
certain proportion of the Balling tonnage
of Great Britain. France and Germany
should temporarily be laid up, with a view
to improving the freight market. The
crisis is attributed here to the cutting
tactics of the French.
EMPEROR'S
HOUSEHOLD
FRIGHTENED
Rathbone then came to Washington to
get his : case reopened. He ' ' compiled a
long statement of his case, which ," he
submitted to the Cuban Affairs Committee
of the Senate. He made serious charges
against Wood, alleging that Wood was
guilty of extravagances In Cuba. '.
In addition to this, the Military Affairs
Committee of the Senate will be con
fronted with a mass of information in re
gard to Wood's promotion. The long lists
of officers over whose heads he has been
promoted will be brought forward as a
reason why he should not now be made
major general, although when promoted
he was . the senior brigadier general in
the army. * */.'.>;">';
bitter fight against the con
firmation of the nomination of Brigadier
General Leonard Wood to be major gen
eral. Senator Hanna is expected to op
pose confirmation because he believes in
the Innocence of his friend, Estes G.
Rathbone, whom General Wood sent to
jail for postal frauds in Cuba.
There is no question that the Demo
crats will seek to discredit the adminis
tration by defeating the nomination of
General Wood, who is one of the Presi
dent's most intimate -friends, and who is
now in command of the Department of
the South Philippines. All those who are
fighting the nomination will receive the
active support of some and the tacit sup
port of other 'army officers, over whose
head General Wood has been promoted in
his sensational climb up the army ladder
since the beginning of the Spanish-Amer
ican War. when he ¦was a surgeon in the
Medical Corps and a friend of President
and Mrs. McKinley.
It was In the executive session of the
Senate to-day, when the nomination of
General Wood, sent from the White
House, was read, that Senator ' Teller
arose and requested that no action what
ever be taken in regard to this nomina
tion until he could file with the Commit
tee on Military Affairs a protest against
Its confirmation and charges to substan
tiate the protest.
Senator Teller is close to the leaders of
the Democratic committee, representa
tives and members of which went to Ha
vana several months ago in an effort to
get evidence that General Wood had re
ceived from a well-known sporting asso
ciation in Havana several valuable gifts
in return for having extended the char-'
ter of this association for a period of ten
years, Just as he ' was evacuating, the
island with the American troops in May,
1903. It is understood, however, that, they
gained 'no damaging information. ' '
After' Rathbone was pardoned Senator
Hanna ' took' ) up his case^ He believed
Rathbone 'innocent and also believed that
General Wood exceeded his power as Mili
tary, Governor, of Cuba in influencing the
Cuban courts against Rathbone., . - ; '
VLL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET,
ff T NV W.;" WASHINGTON, Nov.
& tl.— Senator. Teller of Colorado
BL to-day Instituted what prom
xfe^^ ises to be a sensational and
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Churchill devoted his speech to a de
nunciation of Chamberlain's propaganda
and urged the continuation of the free
trade policy of Great Britain, which, he
said, had done more to maintain the
peace of the world • than had been done
by all the Prime Ministers and Colonial
Secretaries during the past half century.
Lord Hugh Cecil followed ~ Churchill,
delivering* a speech in a similar vein.
A resolution denouncing the proposed
protective tariff and admitting the right
of the Government to impose retaliatory
duties in special cases was carried by a
large majority.
Hugh Cecil and Winston
Churchill, M. P., in opposition £o the fis
cal "programme of Joseph Chamberlain.
It Is estimated that the crowds surround
ing the town hall during the progress of
the meeting numbered 40,000 persons. A
few stones were thrown and some win
dows broken, but it is believed that the
prevention of more serious disorders was
due to the earnest appeal of the support
ers of Chamberlain, supplemented by the
advice of the local newspapers to give
the "free fooders" a fair hearing, as well
as to the excellent police arrangements.
The meeting was attended by 5000 per
sons. Mrs. George Cornwallis-West, for
mer Lady Randolph Churchill and mother
of Winston Churchill, was in the audi
ence.
Yj ¦». IRMINGHAM, England, Nov.
gf JEy 11. — There was no fulfillment
Mr'^^aL °' the expectation of serious
£a i» trouble at the meeting ad
fm *fr dressed here to-night by Lord
Manna May Join in
Campaign Against
the General.
Lord Hugh Cecil and
Churchill Invade
Birm ingham.
The Senate to-day received a number
of petitions protesting against Senator
Smoot of Utah remaining in the Senate.
In presenting a numerously signed peti
tion, asking the Senate to expedite tTie
consideration of ¦ the charges against
Smoot, Hoar took occasion to remind the
senders of petitions bearing upon Smoot's
case that the proceeding was out of order
and improper. He based his remarks upoji
the fact that the determination of Smoot's
rights •vfould be a purely judicial proceed
ing, to be determined by the laws and
the constitution of the United States.
"With all Oue respect to the signers of
petitions of this character," he said, "I
want to say to them that their petitions
are as much out of place when addressed
to this court as similar petlt'ons would
be if addressed to the Supreme Court of
the United States in any case pending
before that tribunal."
PETITIONS OF NO AVAIL.
It Is given out by a Democratic Senator
from the West that one of Carlisle's main
efforts will be to establish the truth of
the report longvin circulation that Sena
tor" I?annSt~and~t > err>*S. Heath, as chair
man and secretary, respectively, of tEe
Republican National Committee, pledged
Immunity to Mormons, so far as Congress
and the Government in Washington were
concerned, on condition that the electoral
vote of Utah be given to the Republican
party In 1900.
This allegation has been repeatedly
made by Democrats and anti-Mormons of
the West during the past three years,
but, except for an Impassioned speech de
livered In the Senate by Senator Rawlins
of Utah when news reached Washington
of the election of Kearns as Senator, the
accusation has never been publicly made
in Washington.
An effort also will be made by Carlisle
to prove that Senator Smoot practices
polygamy, In spite of his strenuous de
nials.
The Call correspondent, however, is in
formed by a person who assumes to have
positive knowledge, that Miss Helen
Gould has retained Carlisle.
POLITICS IN THE CRUSADE.
CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET, N.
W.. WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.- John G.
Carlisle, former Secretary of' the Treas
ury, has been employed by leaders of the
opposition to the- seating of Reed Smoot
as Senator from Utah to conduct the in
vestigation of that case before the Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections. An
nouncement to this effect was made this
afternoon by a Democratic member of the
Senate committee before which efforts are
now* being made to have the case of
Smoot brought as early as possible. Who
is to pay the large fee Carlisle is said to
have demanded is not definitely known
and this appears to increase Interest*
In the affair, because it tends to hold an
air of mystery which indicates that the
movement for the unseating of the Mor
mon Senator is growing In strength and
determination.
Special Dispatch to The Call
In regard to the situation In Macedonia,
he said that Russia stood firmly for the
maintenance of peace and order in the
disturbed provinces o* the Turkish em
pire and would Insist upon a restoration
of order and good government there.
"Now, however, the whole incident is
settled and, let us hope, in its grave,"
he concluded.
"But the feeling has been somewhat
strained In the last few months." he said,
"on account of the Klshenev incident."
The refusal of the Russian Government
to receive the American petition could
be easily understood, he said, by imag
ining: with what spirit a petition from
Russians In regard to the negro troubles
In the South would be received.
Speaking then of his own attitude, he
deojnred that he had gone to Washington
prepared to become a firm friend- of the
United States, but was astonished to find
in some quarters a feeling of enmity
which had made his few months thero
rather uncomfortable. He was apparently
believed by some, he said, to be an ad
herent of the Macchivelllan school of
diplomacy, whereas, on the contrary, he
believed that perfect frankness was an
essential In diplomatic affairs, especially
toward tjie United States, with which
Russia had been on terms of long con
tinued friendship and purposed to con
tinue the good relationship which had al
ways existed.
• Not only was the Russian Government
friendly but the same feeling existed
among the Russian people, and an Ameri
can Bishop with whom he had talked
after a stay of several months In Russia
had commented on this.
NEW YORK, Nov. 11.— Before depart
ing for Washington to-day Count Cassini,
the Russian Embassador, was shown a
dispatch from Paris Intimating that M.
Nellndorff, until recently Russian Embas
sador at Rome, probably would be trans
ferred to the vacant post at Paris, in
connection with which Count Cassinl's
name has been mentioned. He expressed
no surprise, saying that he had heard of
the matter while in Paris, and continued
with a statement of his pleasure la re
turning to Washington, which, he said,
"is now regarded as one of the most 'im
portant posts In the Russian diplomatic
service."
COUNT CASSINI RETURNS.
"It is declared her© that the- 400 troops
ordered to Moukden were sent there sole
ly for the purpose of restoring order. No
other measures have been taken."
Russia's demand for the recall of tha
Taotal Yuan, who is a Manchu, from the
Korean border, has been granted under
pressure by the Chinese Government.
There Is creditable information that the
Chinese are moving considerable troops
Into Manchuria.
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 1L-A dis
patch from Port Arthur received here
says In reference to the statement on the
subject published In the foreign press:
LONDON, Nov. 12.— According to dis
patches from Tientsin and Shanghai,
Viceroy Yuan Shi Kal and General Ma
have Informed the throne that 45,000 men
are ready to take the field against the
Russians In Manchuria and that they are
prepared to march on Sunday next.
The Berlin correspondent of the Stand
ard says that he has learned upon good
authority that the Czar of Russia told
Emperor William during their recent In
terview at Wiesbaden that he would not
declare war against Japan under any con
ditions.
TIENTSIN, Nov. 11.— Admiral Alcxleff.
the Russian Viceroy of the Far East, will
leave Port Arthur for St.' Petersburg on
November 17. Governor Wogack of the
Russian army Is daily expected here. The
report that the Russian capital of the Far
East is to be removed from Port Arthur
to Vladivostok Is unfounded.
Special Dispatch to The Oa.lL
PROVIDENCE. R. I.. Nov. 1L— That the
action of the Fall River mills will be
followed quite generally in this State and
Eastern Connecticut is considered a prac
tical certainty, as Rhode Island mills
have invariably followed the lead of those
at Fall Paver. There are about 25,000
hands employed In the mills in the Black
etor.e and Pawtucket valleys.
Representatives of the labor unions in
Fall River and other cities do r.ot appear
to expect any concerted action on the
part of the unions in opposition to the
new schedule. The union men have kept
themselves well informed as to the cotton
market and to-day's announcement at
Fall River occasioned little surprise.
While rot admitting the necessity for so
sweeping a reduction It is doubtful If
any considerable number would Join in a
fight with the mill atrents at this time.
BACK TO FORMER SCHEDULE
Although tha outlook at Fall River
from the operatives' standpoint is a rather
gloomy one. It should be remembered
that the new schedule Is really a return
to the conditions existing two years ago,
when an advance was made by the man
ufacturers. It was this advance in Fall
River which led to the great strike in
l«owell l?.st spring. The Lowell operatives
demanded the Fall River schedule, which
was refused.
The scale went Into effect en March 13,
1902. The price for weaving regular goods
to-day is 21. 7S cents per cut, and a 10
per cer.t reduction would make the new
price 19-6 cents. The old price, previous
to the date given, was 13.8 cents, and this
latter figure will prevail after Novem
ber Z2.
In Taunton. the Corr Manufacturing
Company has already announced a 10 per
cent reduction, and while the mill men at
New Bedford, Lowell and Lawrence are
reticent concerning: their plans, they ad
mit that the condition of the cotton mar
ket is all against the manufacturers. It
is believed to be equivalent to saying that
a wage reduction is something to be seri
cus'y considered.
TWO STATES NOT AFFECTED.
The situation in Maine and New Hamp
shire will hardly be affected. Maine did
pot share in the wage advance of two
}cears ago and so has a negative ad
vantage nor.'.
The mill agents at Manchester, N. H.,
¦which Is one of the largest cotton manu
facturing centers in the country, say that
retrenchment has not been thought of
so far.
BOSTON, Nov. 11.— Reports from the
centers of the cotton mill industry
throughout New England indicate that
to-day's announcement at Fall Iliver that
a. 13 per cent reduction in wages had b?en
decided upon by the cotton manufacturers
there, to go into effect en November 22,
has caused general uneasiness, owing to
ihe belief that an equal reduction at
other places is inevitable. It is considered
that this nill be the case in Rhode Island
«.nd Eastern Connecticut, and it is be
lieved other cities in Eastern Massachu
setts WlH follow the example set by Fall
River, though conditions are somewhat
dissimilar.
Other New England Plants
Expected to Take Sim
ilar Action.
Democrats Hope to Make
Capital Out of Anti-Mor
mon Crusade.
Forty- Five Thousand Men
to Take the Field in
Manchuria^
Ten Per Cent Decrease
in the Fall River
Factories.
Polygamy Charge to
Be Urged Against
Senator,
Generals Report That
March Will Begin
on Sunday.
Engages John G.
Carlisle as Her \
Counsel.
Market Conditions
Cause a Wage
Reduction.
Chinese Soldiers
May Attack the
Russians.
MONGOLIAN
ARMY READY
TO ADVANCE
MISS GOULD
DIRECTS WAR
UPON SMOOT
COTTON MILL
TOILERS ARE
THE LOSERS
Alcaiar — "The Private Secre
tary."
Calif oral* — Kerrmana tie Great.
Central — "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Columbia — "The Storks."
Fischer's — "Bnoes and Boses."
Grand Opera-Koose — "Ben Hur."
Orpheum— Vaudeville.
The Chutes— Vaudeville.
Tivoli — Grand Opera.
TAH VHBATEBS.
forecast mad* at Baa Trma
clsoo for thirty hour* «xdlsff
xaidnlrtt Hovexaber 13 1
San XTmnci»co and vicinity—
Clcndy TliXLTBdEy; probably
showers; cooler; fresh south
erly -giTiflK. changing to north
erly. A. Q. SXcADXS,
District Forecaster.
PRICE FIVE CENT3.
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1903.
VOLI3IE XCrV— KO. 165.
The San Francisco Call

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