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Sultan Said to Bo Firmly Resolvod to
Avoid a War— Expresses Regret at
Excesses Committed by Turkish
LONDON—The Balkan situation
presents few new features. The Ger
man emperor's influence at Vienna la
said to have been thrown in favor of
allowing the sultan the utmost free
dom in suppression of the insurrec- j
tion. Both Turks and Macedonians
claim the victories in the daily en
counters. A report from Sofia states
that Bulgarian military preparations
are reaching the state of perfection ;
that will enable the concentration of .
200,000 men on the frontier within a
week and that the stocks of provi
sions, weapons and ammunition are
rapidly becoming efficient.
According to a aispaicn irom Con
stantinople to the Daily Telegraph the
sultan is so firmly resolved to avoid
a war that on the report that France
was sending a fleet to Turkish waters
and again when it was stated that
Bulgaria was mobilizing, he drafted a
decree forbidding massacres in Mace
donia and conforming more extensive
local administrative pledges than had
been demanded by the insurgents
themselves, but on each occasion, find
ing the rumors unfounded, the decree I
was rescinded. It is believed, how- j
ever, that should any power threaten
a demonstration in Turkish waters the !
decree will be signed.
The Servian newspapers are discuss
ing the probability of a reconciliation
with Bulgaria on the basis of free
trade between Servia and Bulgaria
and a defensive alliance against the
A dispatch from the monastery of
Rita, adds the Daily Telegraph’s cor- 1
respondent, sai’s the Greeks are join
ing the revolutionists in the district
of Menlik.
CONSTNTINOPLE—In an audience
With M. Zienoff, the Russian ambassa
dor. Friday, the sultan expressed his
regret at the excesses committed by
the Turkish troops in the villayets of
Monastir and Adrianopie. He said
that orders had been sent to the au
thorities concerned to prevent their
repetition and he gave the Russian am
bassador to understand that the guilty
parties would be punished.
The German ambassador, Baron
Marschall von Bieberstein, also had
an audience with the sultan, who
showed himself most optimistic. The
latter declared that the insurrection
was drawing to a close; in fact, it
bad a!readv been suppressed in some
districts and tlie porte would, there
fore. Immediately issue proclamations
announcing the resumption of the ap
plication of the reform scheme.
Heroic Work of Hospital Nurses.
GALT LAKE, Utah.—Heroic work
on the part of the nurses and attend
ants prevented a serious loss of life
in a Are that started from a defective
flue in the Keough-Wright hospital in
this city shortly after noon Tuesday.
The loss will not exceed $10,000. Two
patients, William Dalton and George
Black, were so badly shocked by the
excitement that their recovery is
Grant Favors Army Canteen.
WASHINGTON, D. C—The annual
report of General Frederick D. Grant,
commanding the Department of Texas,
which was prematurely published some
weeks ago, was made public at the
war department Friday. General
Grant favors the canteen and dis
cusses the question of maintaining
strong military stations along the
Mexican border.
Plague Condition ■■ oerlous.
MARSEILLES.—The unofficial re
ports make the plague situation seri
ous. The dead, it appears, includes
four women and one man whose
bodies were covered with bubos, leav
ing little doubt as to the nature of the
Insurgents Annihilated.
SALONICA.—An insurgent band of
430 men was annihilated by the Turks
September 14, between Istib and Kra- |
tova. Another band, which attacked
ihe railroad near Demirhissar, was re
pulsed with loss.
Announcement Made That She ia to
Wed W. K. Leavitt.
LINCOLN.—The engagement of
Mias Ruth Bryan, daughter of W. J.
Bryan, to Mr. W. H. Leavitt of I.ew
port. R. I., was announced Wednesday
evening. Th*' announcement was
made at a party given by Mrs. Mary
Fitzgerald. After the party Mr.
Leavitt and Miss Bryan attended the
Mr. Leavitt is an artist and among
other things, he painted a portrait of
Mr Bryan, and it was while engaged
in tills work that he became acquaint
ed with Miss Bryan. He has been in
Lincoln for the last three months, a
portion of the time a guest at the
Bryan home.
This announcement disposes ot two
recent stories concerning the future
of Miss Bryan—one that she was en
gaged to Captain Richard Hobson, for
merly of the navy, and the other that
she was intending to devote her life
to the work of Hull house in Chicago.
Massacre at Kastoria by Turk • In
describably Terrible.
SOFIA, Bulgaria -Further reports
from Kastoria say the city is burning
and that the massacre of its popula
tion, estimated to have numbered 10,-»
000 persons, was indescribably terri
The Turks slaughtered indiscrimi
nately Bulgarians and Greeks, men,
women and children.
A Turkish war balloons is reported
to have been seen hovering for the
last three days close to the Bulgar
ian frontier iu the vicinity of Has
A severe tight has occurred at Uli
vit/.a. in the mountains of Kratovo, be
tween 2,000 Turks and eighty insur
gents. It continued for eight, hours.
The insurgents used bombs with
deadly effect. About 100 Turks are re
I»orted to have been killed and many
wounded. The insurgents had two
men wounded.
One Group of General Staff to Vieit
Other Countries.
WASHINGTON, D. C.—Announce
ment has been made at the war depart
that one group of general staff offi
cers has been designated for duty as
attaches abroad and will be given spe
cial instructions in the military in
formation divisions prior to their de
parture. The following are designated
as attaches:
Captains Sydney A Clontan. Twen
ty- third infantry; William G. Haan,
artillery corps; Horace M. Reeve,
Third infantry; Dennis E. Nolan, Thir
teenth infantry.
The present scheme is to utilize one
half the general staff in Washington
and to distribute the other half among
the various department, headquarters
and on special duty elsewhere.
Bulgarian Insurgent* Worsted in
Battle With Turks.
SALONICA.—Three hundred Bul
garians have been killed in a fight be
tween insurgents and Turkish troops
between Okrida and Dibra. The Bul
garian dead include many officers, one
of whom wore a Russian decoration.
A battalion of Redifs attacked the
Christian gendarmes at Mitrovltza
September 16 and several of the latter
were killed and wounded. The rest of
the gendarmes took refuge at the Rus
sian consulate, where they are be
sieged. The situation at Mitrovltza
is extremely critical.
The Bulgarian villagers, who are
opposing the Turkish forces in the
neighborhood of Melnik, are estimated
to number 1.000.
Battleship Maine All Right Now.
PHILADELPHIA—The new battle
ship Maine, which has been undergo
ing repairs at Cramps' ship yards for
structural weakness which developed
under tests of her heavy guns, left the
works of her builders Friday and pro
ceeded to the League Island navy
yard. The Maine, which is in com
mand of Captain 11. (5. Leutze, will
stoj) only long enough to take on a
supply of provisions and coal and
have her magazines stored with am
munition. She will then sail for Cule
bra, West Indies, where she will par
ticipate in the fall maneuvers of the
Atlantic coa3t squadron. The Maine
will also undergo an official speed
Mr. Chamberlain'* Letter Setting
Forth Reaeon* for Hie Resignation
—Official Announcement as Made
by the Associated Press.
I ———
LONDON—The official announce
ment of the resignation of Mr. Cham
berlain and two other members of the
; cabinet is made, as follows:
j “Three prime ministers have ten
dered their resignations, which have
been actepted by the king. Right
Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, secretary
for the colonies; Right Hon. C. T.
Ritchie, chancellor of the exchequer,
and I»rd (ieorge Hamilton, secretary
for India."
Here follows Mr. Chambariain’s let
ter, dated Birmingham. September 9
in which he sets forth his reasons for
his resignation:
“ror the present, at any rate, a
preferential agreement with our oolo
nies Involving any new duty, however
small, on articles of food hitherto un
! taxed, even if accompanied by a re
duotion of taxation on other articles
of food equally universal In their con
sumption, would lie unacceptable to
the majority of the constituencies.
“However much we may regret the
decision, however mistaken we may
think it, no good government in a
democratic country can ignore it. I
feel therefore that as an immediate
practical policy the question of prefer
i ence to the colonies cannot be press
ed with any hope of success at. the
present time, although there Is a very
strong feeling In favor of the other
branch of the fiscal reform which
would give further discretion to the
government in negotiating with for
eign countries for commodities, and
would enable our country to retails
tion if opposition was made to our
just demands. ‘
“If, as l beieve, you share these
views, it seems to me that you will
be absolutely justified in adpting them
as the policy of your government, ai
though it will necessarily involve some
changes in its constitution.
“As secretary for the colonies dur
ing the last eight years, I have been
in a special sense the representative
of the policy of a closer union which
I firmly believe to be equally neces
sary In the interest of the colonies
and ourselves. I believe it is possible
today and may be Impossible tomor
row to make arrangements for such
a union. 1 have had unexampled op
portunities of watching events and ap
preciating the feelings of our kins
men beyond the seas. I stand, there
fore, in a different position than any
of my colleagues and I think that I
should justly be blamed if I remained
in office, and thus formally accepted
the exclusion from my political pro
gram of so great a part thereof.
"I think that, with absolute loyalty
to your government and no fear of
embarrassing It in any way, I can best
promote the cause I have at heart
from the outside, and I cannot but
hope that In a perfectly independent
position my arguments will be re
reived with less prejudice than wtH
attach to those of a party leader. Ao
cordingly, I would suggest that you
limit the present policy of the gov
ernment to an assertion of our free
dom in the case of all commercial
relations with all foreign countriei
and that you should agree to my ten
dertng my resignation of my present
office to his majesty, and devoting
myself to the work of explaining anC
popularizing these principles of impe
rial union which experience has con
vinced me are essential to our welfare
and prosperity. Yotrra very sincerely.
New Panama Canal Plan.
WASHINGTON, D. C.—The follow
Ing bulletin was posted at the state
“Under date of the 14th instant.,
Mr. Beaupre telegraphs the depart
ment of state that the report of the
canal commission passed the senate
Mellen Refuses to Talk.
NEW YORK.—President Mellen of
the Northern Pacific railroad, declined
to discuss the statement that he is
to resign from the Northern Pacific to
succeed President Hill of the New
York, New Haven & Hartford road,
that the report is coiToct.
Crept Art Not at Badly Damagtd aa
at FI rat Reported.
NISW YORK—R. O. Dun * Co.’»
Weekly Review of Trade aays:
Business has made moderate prog
ress during the past week, despite ntv
usual opposition front the element*
When all other Industries are to a
considerable degree dependent upon
agricultural conditions, reports of se
rious Injury to crops bv cold and
wet weather are not calculated tc
stimulate confidence. Subsequent cor
reapoudeuee indicated that the amount
of damage has been exaggerated at
usual and prospects brightened.
The car shortage Is beginning to be
felt, especially in the Pittsburg dis
trict. where sufficient labor cannot be
secured for handling freight. Man
ufacturing plants are well occupied
as a rule, eveu the textile mills re
porting less idle machinery, and at
Chicago there 'a notable pressure for
Implements and hardware. I.umber Is
In better demand as structural ac
tivity revives. Payments are season
ably prompt, except where late crops
1 delay settlement, and the outlook for
fall and winter business contains
much that is encouragiug. Railway
earnings thus far reported for Septem
ber show an average gain of 10.3ti
over last year. In the Iron and steel
Industry quotations have been declin
ing for some months and a large ton
nage of business is held back In the
expectation that still better terms may
be offered. Uneasiness over the labor
situation aggravates the difficulty, al
though late developments in the
building trades are most encouraging
in this respect.
Condition of Corn in Nebraska and
Other States.
NEW YORK—The weal her bureau's
weekly crop bulletin says in part:
Except in Iowa, northern Missouri
and eastern Nebraska, where exces
sive moisture has prevented rapid ri
pening. the corn crop has made sat
isfactory progress, the bulk of early
planting over the southern portion of
the belt being practically safe from
frost. In Iowa, northern Missouri and
eaatern Nebraska the advance has
been very slow, and the bulk of the
crop over the northwest portion of the
corn belt will require from two to
three weeks of ripening weather.
The northwest portion of the corn
belt has been threatened with dam
age from the recent cold, the freezing
temperatures occurring in the north
ern Rocky mountain districts having
extended as far eastward as the west
ern portions of Dakota and northwest
Nebraska on the 14th and 15tth, but
with the exception of the Dakotas no
serious injury has resulted.
Triple Murder Committed Near Red
Cloud by Unknown Fiend.
RED CLOUD.—Mrs. Elsa Payne, her
daughter, Mrs. Ada Williamson, and
her granddaughter were murdered
Tuesday night at their borne, fourteen
miles south of this city, in Kansas.
The bodies of the old lady and the
child were found in bed. Mrs. Wil
liamson had been dragged from th«
house through a wire fence, which
tore off some of her night clothes.
Her body was found In a draw, with
Indications of an attempted outrage.'
Her head was beaten almost beyond
Indications are that the murderer
used the beam of a corn cultivator to
kill his victims. A beam that had
been broken had been in tbe barn sev
eral weeks. It was found In the ravine
near the body of Mrs. Williamson,
covered with blood. A close examina
tion of this beam disclosed that mix
ed In with the blood were gray, brown
and black hairs.
Sheriff of Webster County Out on the
INAVALE, Neb.—The sheriff of
Webster county is here with a posso
of thirteen men searching for the
murderer of Mrs. Payne, her daughter
and granddaughter, at their home near
Red Cloud last night. A man resem
bling Thomas Madison was seen here
Just before the arrival Af the sheriff.
He went to a corn field south of town
and has not been seen since.
While there is no proof that Madi
son killed the women, if found he will
be held, pending an investigation, or
at least until after tbe inquest is held
by the coroner.
No one better than President Roose
velt realise* how n«ar he was to death
at the hands of a erased would-be as
sassin when, attracted by the noise of
a disturbance In the grounds sur
rounding Sagamore Hill, Mr. Rouse
At the aame tine two men, who
hare not yet been captured or Men
tided. were prowling about the
ground*, while the president was left
entirely unguarded In his house, alt
the secret service men having hurried
Diagram Showing How Close the Would-Be Aseasein Got to President
veil stepped out to ttie porcn. lAts*
than one hundred feet away in &
buggy stood Henry Wellbrenner, a
young farmer of Syoaaett, L. f„ with a
revolver aimed directly at the presi
dent as he stood silhouetted by the
light from his library. W'lthln a frac
tion of a second a bullet would have
been sped on its way had not the
maniac's revolver been knocked from
his hands by a secret service agent.
i to me spot wnere weiiDrennar wan
Apparently these strangers were
scared away.
The diagram shows the road by
which Wellbrenner drove to the preBt
den't house, the spot where Mr.
Roosevelt was standing, and the posi
tion of Wellbrenner when 3eiced by
the secret service agent.
The Great Fight of the Seaaion Comes
Upon Report of the Committee on
Resolutlona—Delegates Finally Get
OGDEN. Utah.—The eleventh Na
tional Irrigation congress came to an
end Friday afternoon. It re-elected
Senator W. A. Clark of Montana pres
ident and decided to hold the congress
of 1904 In El Paso. It adopted a plat
form which requested congress to
make needed modifications of the ex
isting land laws in order that spec
ulation and monopoly of public domain
be prevented. The great fight of the
congress came up when the report of
the committee on reaolutions was
made. Over the adoption or rejection
of the clauses the majority report re
questing that congress repeal the
desert land act, and Umber and stone
act and the commutation clause of
the homestead act occurred a debate
of four hours’ duration, exceedingly
bitter at times and participated
in by some of the most prominent
men in the work of irrigation.
i lif1 opposition to the isauonai ir
rlgatlon cotigress committing itself In
any such manner was led by former
Senator Carey of Wyoming, Congress
man Mondell of Wyoming and former
Congressman Sbafroth of Colorado,
and when a substitute for these pro
visions of the majority report was of
fererd by Congressman Needham of
California, simply requesting congress
to modify the laud laws, the whole
strength of the opposition was thrown
in its favor.
The result is regarded by them as
& decided victory, in that the national
body of lrrfgatfonlslB did not come out
In direct opposition to the laws they
so strongly defended.
The debate was prolonged until
evening, and although a number of in
teresting papers were to have been
presented by bureau chiefs of the de
partment of agriculture, the congress,
tired out by the long, and at times'
acrimonious, discussion, adjourned
without listening to them.
El Paso wont its picturesque fight
for next year's congress on the first
ballot. A desperate effort was made
by the northern stales to bring the
honor to Boise, but it was unsuccess
ful. It was apparent that the desire
:o go to Portland. Ore., in 1905 had
much to do with the action in giving
the honor for 1904 to the southwest.
Many delegates left for their homes
Friday. Several hundred will go on
»n excursion through Cache Valley,
/iewing the state agricultural school
it Logan and the great irrigation
works of the Bear river valley.
Fully half our earthly trouble is the
result of catling things by another
Irrigation Congreaa Considers Colo
nization Scheme.
OGDEN, Utah—It developed Wed
nesday that the fight over the prop
osition to commit the nationat irriga
tion congress in favor of a repeal of
several of the extinguished land laws,
including the desert land act, the tim
ber and the commutation clause of
the homestead act, will he a very
close one. Champions both for and
against such action were heard at
the ssssion of the congress. George
H. Maxwell df the executive commit
tee and Senatorvf'aria Gibson of Mon
tana favoring such action, while Con
gressman Mondall, in a lengthy
speech, took strong grounds against
such repeal.
It was evident from the feeling dis
played that if the congress does rec
ommend the repeal of these laws, and:
it is the belief that the committea
on resolutions will report favorably,
that it will only be after a hard fight.
Interest in the possible action Of the
congress on this point, in fact, over
shadows everything else that has come
before it.
Wednesday was a day of hard work
for the delegates. Resides listening
to half a dozen interesting speeches,
numerous resolutions were Introduced
and referred to the resolutions com
mittee, of which Senator Smoot of
Utah has been elected chairman. Ac
tion on the long considered consolida
tion with the Trans-Mississippi con
, gross was also taken.
The committee, through Its chair
man, Senator Carey of Wyoming, re
ported against such action on tho
ground that the time had now come
tor such action and the Irrigation
congress would best preserve its Indi
viduality in ihe work it aet out to
do. The report was adopted.
The morning session of the con
gress was devoted to colonization ami
the opinions of railroad n en and so
cialists on the best methods of set
tling the arid region with a desirable
class of farmers and small stockmen;
were listened to with much interest.
The feature of the morning session
was the speech of Commander Booth
Tucker of the Salvation army, who
gave a very complete description of
! the methods pursued by the Salvation
army colonies of California and Col
orado in settling them with people
from the tenement districts o7 the
The commander made a plea for
government aid for the great coloniza
tion projects of the Salvation army,
to be under the control of the secre
: tary of agriculture. All of the speak
ers urged more complete co-operation
j between states, land owners and rail
1 roads in the general scheme of colo
nization, without which, they claimed,
| the scheme of irrigation would he of
no value.
Aerography on Battleship.
miral Barker, commaader-in-chief of
the North Atlantic fleet., has lecora
mended the equipment of aU the bat
tleships and large cruisers of tfea navy
with wireless telegraph apparatus