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IN SAN FRANCISCO
Parks and Streets Filled All Night With
Semi-Hysterical Citizens '
Unable to Sleep.
View of Market Street, San Francisco, and Area of Quake
SEARCH FOR ERIE
FROM U YORK
HERE IN Al
Youthful Aviator Plans to
Start Trip Next
EXPECTS TO MAKE
ONLY ONE STOP
Will Pass Over Philadelphia and
Baltimore and Other
BOSTON, July 2. Residents of
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Wash
ington, as well as towns en route,
will, on next Thursday, be able, by
looking skyward, to see Harry N. At
wood, as he files by on his flight
from New York to Washington,
where he will try out a Government
The sensational young aviator who
startled New England by making un
announced a flight from Squantum to
New London in two hours on Friday
last, and following the course of
the Harvard-Yale boat race, and on
Saturday continued his flight to New
York, will leave Boston for New
York by train tomorrow night.
Will Map Out Route.
Upon his arrival In New York, At
wood will map out his route and
complete the plans for his Journey,
which will start from Governors Isl
and, lie expects to cover the distance
of 228 miles In less than four hours
and a half His machine will he
equipped this trip with a large extra
gasolene tank. In which he will carry
enough to last him during the jour
ney. In this flight Atwood now plans to
pass over Philadelphia and Baltimore,
und will land as ne.ir as possible to
the Capitol In Washington He will bo
accompanied by one of his mechani
cians. Interviewed by a representa
tive of the Munsey News Service to
day, Atwood said
Easy to Fly Down.
The trip to New York is just a part
of my trip to Washington. There Is a
Government machine I must try out
next week at Washington, and I
thought it would be Just as well to
fly down as to go by train
"The machine Is still at Governors
Island. Thursday I will start again
from the Island and sail along toward
Washington. It will take about two
trips, perhaps four hours in all.
"It would be possible to put a larger
gasolene tank on the machine and
make the New York to Washington
trip In one flight, but it Is easier to
drop down to get more gasolene "
The Boston Aero Club, In honor of
Atwood's feat, will give the young
oira-man a ainner tomorrow at the
Atwood Tells Story
Of His Daring Flight
To New York City
NEW YORK, July 2. Henry M. At
woods story of his flight to New York
from New London, as told to a re
porter, is as follows-
"I left Armstrong Park at New Lon
don at sven minutes past 7 o'clock.
I had not Intended to Ret away be
fore half-past 7, but as everything was
ready and the atmospheric conditions
peemed pprfect, I decided that Fleet
and I might as well bt on our way.
We got away all right without any
trouble and headed toward the sound.
When I made up mv mind to continue
my flight to New York I looked about
to pee If I could find a boat to ac
company me en the sound, but the flrst
one aailable did not sart until 10
o clock, so I gave up that Idea.
"At flrst, we tried the air above the
bound, but it was too raw and cold for
comfort, so we swerved inland about
two miles, following the tracks of the
New Haven road. As we were passing
over new fiaven, tne wina, wnicn had
been fairly steadj, became gusty, much
to my disgust We tried various air
levels, but without much succ-ss. So
W reconciled ourselves to the Inevitable,
and Just kept on, with a careful eye on
the , 'ane, of course, to make sure that
she shouldn't be tipped up by any sud
Averaged Fifty-Five Mile Pace. v
' Most of the way we kept up about
1,000 to 1.500 feet, although at tIm-3
we dropped 'nearer to the earth. In
order to 'pick out landmarks cr to
dodge nasty air currents. I should
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Today High tide. 12:40 a. m. and 1-OS
p. m. Low tide, 7:15 a. m. and 7:35 p. m.
Tomorro"- High tide, 1:35 a. m. and
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Detectives, Deputies, and
State Constabulary Join
Hides Big Sum of Money Under
Vest While Battle Wages No
Clue to Desperadoes.
ERIE, Pa., July 2. Armed farm
ers, twenty railroad detectives head
ed by Inspector Verne, of Philadel
phia, the city police department, the
sheriff and deputies, and the Erie
county branch of the State police,
have scoured this county from end to
end, but up to noon today no arrests
have been made that give any prom
ise of leading to the punishment of
the bandits who held up the night
Pennsylvania express from Philadel
phia into Erie Friday evening.
The three trainmen, wounded in
the battle waged to save the rail
road's "clean-up day" money, are im
proving. Engineer Carey is probably
the most seriously hurt, having sus
tained a badly wrenched back when
ho was thrown over the embankment
by one of the bandits.
Inspector Verne stated 'this morning
that he is convinced the woik was not
that of amateurs. He believes a well
organized gang of desperadoes is work
ing In this section, and hopes to get
the yeggs who dynamited the Glrard
Bank, vandals who wrecked the Scott
mausoleum, and the train rubbers in
Two fuspecu who were arreated were
discharged this morning, as it was
clearly shown they weie tramps and
took no part in tne noia-up.
A farmer's wife reported to the of
ficers that a man hud passed her house,
stopping frequently, as If in agony from
a wound. Following this clue, the offi
cers found blood stains, and traced
them to a small creek, where evidence
was found that the wounded man had
bathed his injuries and stopped the flow
of blood, alter which all trace of him
A passenger named Stewart has fur
nished a desciipUon of the leader of
the robbers. He describes the man as
abo it fclx feet two inches, dark coat
and troust-rs, soft working shirt, coarse,
heavy fehoea slmlla. to thobe used by
railroad men, and dark blue cap.
Weight, about 190 poundls.
Four strange men, two of whom an
swered to the above description, have
been seen in the vicinity of the hold
up for several dajs, but disappeared
immediately after the critic.
M. J. Hart, the express messenger,
who was shot In the right leg during
tne battle, is resting comiortdDiy. Tfte
bullet has been removed, ind, although
the wound Is painful. Hart expects to
be about his duties again In a lew davs.
When asked about the report that there
was J4S,0u0 In the express, car Hart
laughed, and said. "If there was, I did
not know it. There was a tiilfle over
$4,000, and I took that and the valuable
packages and put them under my vest,
and got off the car.
Put Money Under Vest.
"The flrst thing I knew of lhe hold
up was when I heard the guns begin
cracking outside. I went to the safe
and got the money and othr valuables,
and put them under my vest, and got
out of the side door of the car. The
robbers were coming back to the ex
press car by that time, but they were
on the side opposite from where Roney
and I were. We kept firing back and
forth underneath the car, and that's
when I got hurt- Roney tmnks he hit
one of the bandits there.
"I hid In the grats and bushes until
the shooting stopped, and 'hen got back
on the car.
"If those fellows had gotten on the
car expecting to find any money, they
would have been disappointed. When
we struck the ties I thought we had
hit a rock or something, but when
the firing began, I knew there was
something doing. I think that the
fellows planned to throw the train
on the track, without a doubt. If it
had been merely a hold. up they would
have swung a red light,"
Len Sechrist. fireman, was the first
to get word to Erie that the trouble
had occurred. He ran to a farm house
and telephoned to ths city.
COSTS TWO LIVES
Locked in Friendly Combat, Dock
hands Are Swept to Death Un
der Buffalo Ferryboat.
BUFFALO, N. T., July 2. A friendly
wrestllg match this morning cost the
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boat docks of the Niagara river, en
gaged in a- tussle to the amusement of
a crowd of friends and ferry boat pas
sengers. They got too near the edge of the
dock, and, clasped In each others grasp
they rolled into the river and under the
ferryboat Hope. The swift currentof
the Niagara carried their bo41es awrr
e was able to grvetftem
aid. They were both good swimowMU
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SECRET AFTER A J XJ
MONTH AT HOI c
Mr. and Mrs. King, Leaving
on Honeymoon, Tell of
The secret of their marriage a month
ago will be made known to the families
of Miss May .Irene Hoffmann, of 1223
Sixth street northwest, and Clarence
Claude King, of 1803 Fourteenth street
northwest, by The Washington Times
The relatives think the young people
are going to Baltimore to be married
this afternoon. Instead they aro going
to Norfolk and other places along the
Virginia and Maryland coast on their
Mr. King, who io a son of C. E. King,
of lb03 Fourteenth street northwest, told
today how they were married.
"There was no objection on either
side," he said. "We had known each
other six years, and I had been going
with her steadily for three.
Married Month Ago.
"We planned to get married May 15,
but business affairs prevented. So then
I had my filend. Charles Main, an alder
man and attorney In Baltimore, pre
pare for the wedding. May 30. Miss
Hoffman and I, accompanied by my
friend, O. L. Rose, went over to Balti
more and were married."
xtr wimr R.ild the marriace license
was 'obtained two day s before by Mr.
Main. They were marnea at tne vesi
Fayette Street Methodist Church by
the Rev. Robert Wheech, who is a
friend of Mr. Kings family, iney
spent the day visiting parks, Mr. King
said, and returned to Washington that
nlcrht. te brldo going to her home
and he to his.
Ever since mat time ne nas caiiea
on her at the home of her father.
Charles Hoffmann, as he did in the
days of his courtship.
Nobody Knew About It.
'Nobody ever suspected we were
married," Mr. King said. "We acted
just as wo had always done. I had
married her to make sure of her, and
hadn't tTme for a honeymoon trip, so
we kept the secret. We have always
told our lamines mat we were going
away from Washington some time to
marry, because we wanted it to De
quiet. So now they think we are go
ing to Baltimore this afternoon. The
news that we are already mtrrled will
be a surprise, but no real shock."
Mr. King is interested with his
father in the wall-paper business, and
also in a moving-picture show.
Mr. and Mrs. KJng will be away for
a few days only. When they return
they will reside at his home, 1803
Fourteenth street northwest.
May Depose Wallace
As Leader of Browns
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 2. The disas
trous campaign of. the Browns, under
the chaperonage of Manager Bobby
Wallace, seems to have about reached
Its climax. Wallace is recognized as
a conscientious, painstaking ball player,
but his tenacity and general demeanor
is lacking when rigid duties are to be
placed into execution.
It Is reliably reported today that
Scout Lake, who has been scouring the
country for the past two months, will
be placed Into,, active control with view
of rehabilitating the team, which seems
to have given: up" all heart as well as
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Bobby. Wallace, yho is reported to be
abouf'to be depoed as manager of the
Brown. Is a protege of Jim McAleer,
the Washington manager, having cap
tained the team when McAleer was In
Charge at St'. Louis. Lake had consid
erable experience as manager of minor
le&trua clubs, and later was In charge
,oc .tne .American, ana tne .national
tetams in i$osion. Binca the oe-
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YARO IEN TO STOP
ESCAPE OF SECRETS
Foreign Envoys Will Not Be
Allowed to Take Notes
Secretary Meyer, of the Navy Depart
ment, has instructed every department
head and navy yard commandant In the
country to observe the strictest secrecy.
American navy yards will no longer be
open to visiting officers and naval ex
perts from foreign shores.
Previously a visiting officer was
shown every courtesy In any navy yard
of the United States, but the cry that
our military secrets were becoming
known abroad has led the Secretary to
order the change.
Visitors will be shown through the
residential sections, and maybe over
some of the ships, but they are not to
be piloted where they can make an ac
curate estimate of equipment, capacity,
and material of American yards.
There is, It Is alleged, scarcely a naval
power In the world that does not ac
curately know the capabilities of Amer
ican navy yards for making repairs to
crippled or disabled ships, and Just the
number and size of ships that can be,torcd m from Boverly and took the ,
Commander Hilary P. Jones, actint
commandant of the Washington navy
yard, would make no statement today
with reference to tho new order. He
added that If any such order hau
received It would not be made public
by the yard officials.
Five in Motor Boat
Are Stranded All Night
BUFFALO, N. Y., July 2. All night
long a motor boat, with a party of
five prominent Buffalonlans abroad,
stuck to the rocks near Point Abino,
on the Canadian side of Lake Erie, and
this morning was released by the life
savers. Henry Willis, a commission
merchant, and a friend, oJseph Steg
meyer, tho wives cf both, ana a sister
of Mrs. Stegmeyer were the occupants
of the boat.
They started for the American side
late last night and struck a reef. They
were unable to get free and were un
able to signal any one to their rescue.
No one was injured, but the women
are suffering seriously from hysteria
brought on by their thrilling experience.
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TAFT QUITS BOSTON
FOR TRIP WEST TO
SPEND THE FOURTH
President Attends Church,
Takes Aunt Delia Home,
BOSTON. July 2. President Taft to
day left Boston for his Fourth of July
trip to Marlon and Indianapolis, Ind.
On his way he escorted "Aunt Delia"
Torrey to Worcester, Mass., where she
took a train for her home at MUlbury.
Before leaving Beverly today the
President, with Mrs. Taft, Miss Helen,
and Major Butt, attended tei vices at
the Beverly Unitarian Church. Despite
a temperature that seemed to distance
even the sweltering, humid days in
Washington this summer, the President
enjoyed his stay in Beverly. When he
left the little church thermometers in
the street showed 102 degrees, but that
did not bother Taft. He left his sum
mer home determined to do everything
In his power to hurry Congress along
and get back to. Beverly early In Au
gust. He has received encouraging
news a3 to the rectprocltj situation in
the Senate, and believes a vote will be
reached within about three weeks.
The President and "Aunt Delia" mo-
o'clock train on the Boston and Albany
road. The President, after leaving
'Aunt Delia" at Worcester, will ride
until tomorrow afternoon, when he
reaches Marlon. There he Inspects the
National Military Home. Tomorrow
evening he goes to Indianapolis, where
he will spend the Fourth.
Advent of Taft to
Bring' Thousands to
INDLNAPOLIS, Ind., July 2. All
records for large crowds in Indianapolis
are expected to be shattered Tuesday,
when it is predicted thousands will par
ticipate In the festivities of the Fourth
and join in the welcome to the nation's
Chief Executive. The committees were
busy today arranging the ."lnal details.
Thousands of persons will come from
nearby towns, and transit companies
are making preparations for a record
breaking day. Hundreds will come from
every county In the State, and it is
predicted by those in charge of the
'preparations that with favorable
weather conditions, between 150,000 andl
200,000 persons will be In Indianapolis. A
number of local people will go to Marion
Monday to Join the reception committee
In that city in welcoming the President.
The parade here in the morning,
which will consist chiefly of historical
floats, has attracted State-wide Interest
The athletic carnival at Washington
Park and the "head-on" collision at the
fair grounds In the afternoon have been
advertised extensively. The Marion
Club banquet at the Claypool Hotel In
the evening will bring many of Indiana's
most prominent citizens to the capital
President Taft will be entertained at
the home of former Vloa President
Charl&i W. Fairbanks.
REBUILT CITY WITHSTANDS
CCXCDC CADTUATTAIC CHH,Ci
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 2. Residents of this city did not wake up
this morning bncause they did not sleep last night The cold gray dawn
of today found most of the population ready to run out of their houses
into the street again If the earth gave the faintest kind of a quiver.
Hundreds passed the night and
which looked not unlike these
and fire of 1908.
Many who left the city last night
back today, somewhat shamefacedly, some of them; others in trepidation
because the general alarm Is not over by any means and a sort of sub
dued hysteria still controls the city.
Examination today shows that the damage has not been great, al
though tho city was given its severest shaking In five years. Some walls
are but of plumb, some are cracked, and some few will be torn down this
afternoon by the city fire department, but on the whole the upshot at
the earthquake is proof that the rebuilding of San Francisco has been a
CONFIDENCE PREVAILS IN CITY.
Ab excited nerves are soothed by the
passing of tho hours and the knowledgo
Is generally disseminated that the city
has weathertnl the earthquake so well a
feeling of greater confidence will be
Alarm durlne the earthquake was not
without some ground, for everyone felt
a dreadful shaking and quivering.
The shock was so severe that needles
of seismographs here and surrounding
towns were jarred from recording drums.
The flrst shock, was sufficient to fright
en even thp most courageous.
Big office buildings and department
stores were scenes of mad rushes for
safety. From tall office structures
rushed men, women, and girla. Heroes
of a kind were developed, for It was a
notable fact that elevator boys stuck
to their posts during the excitement
and hundreds were carried down from
big buildings. Across the street from
the Flood building three elevator boys
made trip after trip, bringing down
hysterical young girls employed by a
big wholesale millinery establishment
Every building belched Its mass of
humanity until Market and other
streets were packed. Coatless and
hatless hundreds stood on the side
walk and street feeling themselves safe,
though had the front of any building
fallen out there would have been no
To add to the general excitement the
telephone service was at a standstill for
almost half hour, until managers could
prevail upon terrified girls to return to
Wild rumors of damage and loss of
life In outside districts and suburban
towns added to the general fear and
As near as can be ascertained casual
ties were few. A man who was placing
new electric globes In the tall tower
of the Ferry building had tied a rope
around the flagpole and the lower end
around his waist When the quake
came he lost his hand-hold, and oscil
lated like a pendulum.
A teamster who was driving near the
Ferry building felt the shock, fastened
his eyes on the swaying tower and the
swinging man high up on its bide, and
was taken dead from his scat by a
A patient at Central Emergency Hos
pital felt the flimsy temporary building
shiver and shake, sat up in fright, and
was found dead by doctors a few min
A porter in a cafe in Market street
Strikes Mrs. L. B. Williams
Her Child at Ninth and
Struck to then ground by an automo
bile, Mrs. L. B. Williams and hei three-year-old
daughter, Christine, were in
jured this morning while at Ninth and
F streets. The woman and child were
taken to Emergency Hospital, where
their hurts were found to be of no
Charged with colliding, Joseph Har
ris, eighteen years old, of 223 Twelfth
street northeast was arrested by the
police of the First precinct
Mrs. Williams, who lives at 90a Mon
roe street nortnwesr, was augnxing
from a car at tna transfer point at
Ninth and F streets.. She and the child
had no more than reached the ground
when Harris, who, the police say, was
drivinir at a moderate rate of speed.
approached, going eastward. Both the
woman and child were felled to the
ground. Harris stopped his car.
AIXS. Williams wns uiuntu uuuui ma
face and body, and two of her teeth
were knodcea out. xne cniia was
bruised about the face, body, and legs.
OR CAR KNOCKS
OUT IK TEETH
the early morning today In the parks,
same parks following the earthquake
for the coast resorts are straggling!
started for the front door, stepped
through, and dropped dead on the side
walk. In lower Market street where
land was reclaimed from the bay, plate
glass windows were shattered and ceil
ings badly cracked. In one restaurant
a man was hurled through a big glass
In the big Hlcks-Judd printing plants
a riot among the -girls occurred and a"
number were treated at emergency hos
pitals for hysteria and slight wounds-
Minor damage In the city will run
into hundreds of dollars, but the dam
age is principally broken plaster, glass,
and chlnawarc. The big clock, on the
Ferry Building stopped for twelve min
utes, then started again.
Hero In Theater.
At a theater In Oakland a crowd of
playgoers, mostly women and chlldre,
were Just seated for the performance
when the shock was felt A cornetist
as though by inspiration, started to play
"The Star-Spangled Banner," and as
the strains filled the auditorium those
who started pell-mell for exits stopped,,
and the audience soon was listening to
In other theaters there were Incipient
riots, but physical damage, was con
fined principally to crushed dresses and
"While the shock felt was perhaps
worse In San Francisco than elsewhere,
It Jarred other cities from Carson City,
Nev., to Tucson, Ariz., and as far north
as Seattle, Wash.
Hot Springrt, near Carson City, show
ed Increased flow, and geysers at Steam
boat Springs were slmillarty affected as
they were following the 1306 disaster.
In Carson City, a session of the Federal
court was being held, and as the build
ing rocked, the Judge adjourned court
outside, after calling together the start
led attorneys and attaches who had fled
from the room.
At Stanford University the students
stampeded when plastering fell In the
law library, where a number were hurt.
The statue of Agasslz on a pedestal
on the campus was moved six inches
The total damage to the university is.
estimated at $3,000.
At Lick Observatory. Mt Hamilton,
both seismograph needles were shaken
off. At Santa Clara College Observa
tory like conditions prevailed. Here at
tention was drawn to the fact that
Prof. W. T. Foster, of Washington.
D. C, predicted an earthquake for some
time before July 3.
Wild Excitement in
San Jose, Where a
Score Were Injured
SAN JOSE. Cal., July 2. Four persons
were seriously Injured and a r-core or
more slightly hurt as the result of the
earthquake here. That more are not
badly hurt or killed Is miraculous, con
sidering the mad rush that followed the
first trembling of the earth's crust
When the earthquake came the rush
to the streets was universal. People
were hurt In the rusn through doors
and halls, and again when they had
reached the thoroughfares. Victims of
minor Injuries Include many who
Jumped from secona-story windows
when they felt the earth rock.
As soon as men or women hud
reached the streets they began to feel
assured of their personal safety, and
their great desire now was to And
members of their families. Inasmuch
as no one was at home, the whole
whole population running wildly around
the streets, finding any one became a
matter of chance.
Fearful of the Rabies,
Buffalo Man Kills Self
BUFFALO, N. Y., July 2. Fearing1
that he would become a victim of
rabies Anthony Soblski, forty-four
years old. shot himself this morning
at his home while his wife was pre
paring' breakfast He left a note to
her in which he pleaded forgiveness.
A week ago he was bitten by a dog.
The animal was taken to the pound
and had not shown symptoms of rabies.
Yet Soblski worried day and night
over the possibility of his developing .
W. H. Bright Better.
WHllani H. Bright, the pioneer Wash
ington resident, who has been seriously,
ill at' his home. 113 O street northwest.
is greatly unproved today; H was.
able to sit up zer a tune. k
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