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VOL. XXXII, NO. 156.
OYAMA CRUSHES
RUSSIAN FLANKS
MIGHTY FORCES BEA&'IN ON
- KUROPATKIN ■'
JAPANESE SUFFER HEAVILY
Ittle Rage* Unceasingly. In Vicinity
of Mukden, Where Port Arthur
- Veterans Fight With Fa.
natlcal Bravery
By Associated Press.
TOKIO. March 6. — Field Marshal
Oyama Is continuing his great drive
around ; both flanks of the llusslan
army. ' Oyama's : front now resembles
a huge bow with Its base on the Shakhe
'■"-. river. His right arm reaches a point
cast of Fushan. His left arm. extends
to af point .west of Mukden. He Is
■ steadily tightening his great cord of
men of steel, while Gen. Kuropatkin
it striving * desperately to check the
Japanese advance, „, contesting-- th'elr
flank I encroachments ' and hammering
their center." .' .
'The' .Japanese are making heavy
■ gains west of the railway and have
captured- great quantities of stores.
'^Already there has been bloody fighting
and the heavy losses will be vastly in
:. creased when the masses of Infantry
V_ meet. '-■. . . ■ • ' ! ; . ,
: Oyama reporting yesterday says: '
/Captures Railway Term,""* > :
fflj "A few. days ago our force in'ihe di
rection of Sengchlng, pressed the' enemy
'. : into his : position at Tlta, ' which Is flf
.-" teen miles southeast of Fuahan,' and at.
1 1 Manchuntun, ftfteen , miles scmth of
,:*' Fushan.' .; '■■ ■; -..i:.-, ■', ; ••'*
"An engagement continues in the dl
rection of the Shakhe river.
"On the nlghttpf March 3 the enemy
made four, determined attacks against
our 'positions at" Housuntupaotzu and
Tangshiatun. ' Air of his attacks were
entirely repulsed. .
"In the district east of the railway
the ".'enemy's frequent small" attacks
were all repulsed.
"In the district west of the railway
our force, continuing its fierce attacks,
has occupied the, districts of Wuchen-
ylrig, five miles west of Shakhe village;
'ilshenpao, three miles northwest . of
Wuchenylng, and Shuhopano, the
.t^nnjinusrof the new railway which had
beenconstructed by the .Russians.
Russians Driven Back
"Our ; force -on the right! bank of 'the
Hun river, after dislodging the' enemy
from his position northeast of the
Slaopel stream, which is between the
Hun river ' and the Liao river, has ad
vanced, to the north. This force carried
the? defense line of the enemy between
Changtan and . Sufangtal and then
fiercely,- pursued the enemy^
;;. "The: line is now between Wochiapo,
fifteen Smiles southwest of Mukden;
Tatssupao, thirteen miles west of Muk
den,'; and- Lamuho, which Is four miles
north of Tatzupao. ,
Sfc'Durlnsj the previous engagement
the casualties of the enemy were heavy.
, We' captured a great quantity of spoils
but .we have not as yet had time . to
Investigate them. -We also captured
large quantities of provisions at Wan
changpao and a, considerable quantity
of clothing at the depot of Tahantal."
BATTLE STILL RAGES
Japanese Veterans From Port Arthur
i*V'-'. i '-Vi.Briow, Fanatical Bravery
■i By Associated Press. , .-„ ' V
■ MUKDEN," March 6, noon.— The mm
; ble^of .carts in the streets of Mukden
; is drowned by the roar of battle which
|Is a ., few miles away between
?ort Arthur veterans and
i, the; hastily, assembled army interposed
j. by, Gen. 1 ", Kuropatkin to defend the city
• and jrajlroad. / The stroke came like
lightning out of a clear sky.
'fit-ilt in stated that the situation has lm
f,proved 'somewhat ■: but it is still ' ex
*tfemelyJ critical. It Is reported that
I the'f Japanese have been thrown back
In the district of Lunfanshan and are
|retirinar alongr tjhe Slnmtntln road, but
]' heavy • fighting is continuing there]
r- Japanese • vanguard posts are
* about" cix miles west of Mukden, where
'f the bursting of shrapnel Is plainly vlsl-
also Is raging at Suchud
: zlapu ' and ■ Lanshanpu, which on Sat
it urdajr ; were , captured by the Japanese
i after,; a terrific combat, the villages
■ several 'times changing hands.
■ .; Make Desperate Night Attack
.-■'.■;TheJ Japanese on Friday advanced
(on- 1 ; the -Russian' position 'at Shakhe
'.village,* but; were beaten off. Twice
,£ they ;• attacked Putiloff, but both ' at
'■■ tacks were 1 repulsed. '■ '
At Oubenspusa a- Japanese guard of
V over twenty battalions made thirteen
!on .the night of March 8 and
■themornlng of March i, storming the
redoubtß furiously. All , these attacks
{■werefrepulsed with 'heavy loss. The
, ! ,' ground ?in ■ front ' of ; the redoubts was
'strewn with heaps of- Japanese corpses.
'■V' e The; Japanese and Russian artillery
X'hn'i engaged In • the heaviest duel of
|tb«iwar. Russian mortars ■ are fired
ut the Shakhe bridge and Japanese IX
liich Kuns'areln full play, but. the
. lluHHluii fortifications, on which the
?! Hnsalaris had ; been working all winter
! f offer^ fairly ; secure protection.
TJjereJs: little' news of Gen.Kuropat
kin's ■ operations >on the . extreme ■ east
of the line. ThY Russians are holding
totuituMa mi rag* iwo.) '.■:-•'
Los Angeles Herald.
ACCUSED SLAYER
ENDS HIS LIFE
MARTIN F. THOMAS IS FOUND
. SHOT THROUGH HEAD
BELIEVED TO BE SUICIDE
San Bernardino Officers Had Been
Seeking Him to Arrest Him for
the Murder of John
v
Special to The IleraM.
SAN^ BERNARDINO. March 6.—Ly
ing a few hundred yards back of the
Doyle cabin, with a bullet hole through
his head, with the rifle lying across
his body, the remains 'of Martin F.
Thomas, the supposed murderer of
John N. Doyle, were found today. .
This sensational climax tw the mys
tery which has baffled the • officers of
the county for the,. past three weeks
came as a great surprise to the com
munity at large. Judge C. L. Thomas
of this city, a brother of the dead man,
last night made the startling statement
that he believed his brother to be dead.
This prediction was verified quicker
than. the brother realized it' would be.
This morning Hugh Thomas and Frank
Thomas, • sons of the dead man,' and
Constable Will Allen, a son-in-law,
started out on a search of the vicinity
of the -cabin. After several hours'
search they came upon their father's
body In a Btnall canyon. The body was
sitting In a half upright position, a
bullet hole had been blown through the
head and a rifle lay across the dead
man's legs. In the man's hand was a
stick, with which, " it is believed, he
pulled the trigger, sending the fatal
bullet through his brain.
Believes It Is Suicide
Sheriff Ralph states there is no doubt
that It is a case of suicide, though the
relatives of Thomas maintain that an
other murder has been committed. ■
The belief Is that ■ Thomas has been
dead since a week ago last Friday,
when ! the Doyle place was .' visited by
Sheriff Ralphs and Under Sheriff Mc-
Nabb in search of evidence. Some one"
was- heard chopping wood in the house,
but ' when .the officers entered ncr one.
was , to"bV f 6und,-r though f th% hatchet'
had been dropped in' the Tmlddle' of the
floor where it had been used. ".'No trace
of a human being oould.be ■found. The'
theory of Sheriff Ralph's Is ■ that when
Thomas saw. them approaching he be
lieved they were coming- ito^arrest him
foe the Doyle "murder and, fearing ex
posure, made his escape to a canyon
in the rear and sent a bullet crashing
through his own brain rather j than
be convicted of the crime. ■.. "V •' '
v This ending of the case is considered
as conclusive evidence by many that
Thomas killed ■ Doyle, though the offl
iers will not make a direct statement
to that effect. 2^2 '' ;• -,
It is believed that when Thomas left
the cabin he went !to the rear to a
point where he could command "a view
of the road leading: from, the cabin to
San Bernardino. He 'undoubtedly saw
the sheriff leave the cabin, go to" neigh
bors and Interview ' them, return, and
make a second search. .This convinced
him the sheriff was' 'after him and he
took his li^e.,'; . ; ,\-
v - Motive a Mystery ' -
v The motive for the murder of. Doyle
has never been discovered. There, has
been much question about his will and
If has been the general • belief . that
Doyle and Thomas had quarreled about
property. matters, but It will never be
known, as both are dead. Doyle was
killed about three weeks ago. For sev
eral days no clue was unearthed, but
finally the officers ■were convinced that
Thomas knew something about It and
resolved to place . him under arrest,
when he disappeared.
A warrant was issued, charging him
with the murder, but no trace of him
could be found. Thomas was formerly
a city marshal of San Bernardino. „ :
MEYER GIVEN FAREWELL
- BANQUET IN ROME
Diplomats Express Sorrow at Depar.
ture of the American Am.
.'.'•■ bassador
By Associated Press. '..'•, l
ROME, March 5. — At the farewell
banquet to Ambassador Meyer, Foreign
Minister Tittoni, in a speech expressed
his sorrow .at the departure of Mr.
Meyer and praised his diplomatic
ability. : Similar expressions came from
other Italian officials and foreign diplo
mats. • Mr. Meyer, responding, said he
was deeply moved at the honor shown
him as the representative of the United
States and hoped the feeling of friend
ship between the' two nations would
continue to increase.' Mr. Meyer an
nounced that the American . academy,
through the generosity of .. Henry
Walters, J. P. Morgan, W. X, Vander
btlt and others, had just acquired the
villa Mlruflorl as a permanent home.
He closed by saying. that the kindness
and hospitality shown him in Italy
would be most cherished In hls'recoN
lections. ■
The villa. Mlraflorl. is well known as
the home of the morganatic wife of the
( great, Victor Bmanuel. • j
LOS ANGELES, CAL% MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 1905.
BALLOON MAKES
GREAT FLIGHT
ASCENDS 9000 FEET UNDER
PERFECT CONTROL
CURRENTS ARE MEASURED
Roy Knabenshue ■ Clearly . Demon.
•tratee That He la Past Master
In the Art of Aerial '
Navigation
Like a freed eagle, the little hydro
gen . gas balloon ' Baby, with . Roy
Knabenshue In the basket, shot sky
ward yesterday afternoon when ' the
mooring lines were let go. Bo sudden
was the leapjt'nat It fairly took the
breath away of the thousands of spec
tators, for the pretty , sphere of var
nished-cOttbri~llterally. jumped a thou
sand feet Into thq^alr.j .../..
■ " At this altitude the speed slackened
somewhat and- the Baby began to
slowly drift with the southwest breeze.
Knabenshue threw out a bag of sand
ballast and ngaln the balloon's speed
in 'the direction of the Btars Increased.
From time to time more ballast was
cast off and the aeronaut and balloon
went out of sight of the spectators
somewhere in the southwest.
•When an altitude 'of 8000 feet had
been reached | Knabenshue concluded
that the ocean looked dangerously close
and bo. the gas valve was opened and
.a rapid descent made, a landing being
effected near Watt j station, which Is
about - half way between Los Angeles
and .Long Beach.' . E. M. Clinton fol
lowed the balloon In an automobile and
brought ' It, ' with Its captain, back to
the city. ,
Talks to Crowd
When all. was ready the balloon was
allowed to float some distance from
the ground and Knabenshue explained
from • the basket to the assembled
crowd the object which he had in
building the Baby and of, the trips he
intends to make in her. He said: '
'"The new airship,"!, City of, Los An
geles, which ■■' is .' more than twice j aa
large as the Arrow,. ls practically com
plete and will be ready £o fly !as. soon
as the new four-cylinder, motor. arrlves >
from New, York. . As this \ motor; Was
designed I especially jtor/CaptJv Bald win
and, 'is different from anything which
has been built bo far, its delivery by,
the makers has been delayed.. -„ ".
V "We. have already arranged for two
trips in' the big ship— one to the top of
Mtl Wilson and the other In the form
of a race, from Los Angeles to Santa
Barbara' against B. M- Clinton, who
will drive his Wlnton touring car.
There will be a substantial side bet
on the result.'. .
"This will be the longest ', flight ever
attempted by an airship, but we feel
certain of success. However, . there are
many problems of navigation to face
in the' handling of the large ship that
do not have to be met with the' Arrow,
and It is our purpose to make several
ascensions' to heights of from | two to
three .miles for the purpose of obtain
ing" data*, on the higher air currents.
New Ship High. Flyer
'.'.'The new ship will generally fly much
higher than the Arrow, and In the case
of the Mt. Wilson trip it must besalled
at an . altitude of considerably J over a
mile. A little ship has several layers
of air, aa It "were, to contend with, but
the larger "the ship the more layers it
has. to be navigated through. We are
making these, experiments solely in the
interest of science, and the data which
we get will.be carefully preserved for
the benefit of, other aeronauts."
.j'This said, the. binding ropes were let
go 'and 1 again. Knabenshiie was waving
to^Jthe crowd, a thousand feet in the
air. "Sj '■■■..', "
. The balloon first drifted • northeast,
but soon struck another current which
drove It south, then passing through
this layer the Baby . took a, westerly
course. This seemed to be the general
trend of the upper air, for the balloon
was over a mile. above the earth and
nearly out of sight i before another
current was reached, and then lt'was
carried slowly In a southeasterly ' dl
rectjon. Altogether it passed through
eight air currents.
Ocean Looked Too Close
Ballast was. cast out from time to
time j and the balloon rose | steadily.
When an altitude of 9000 feet had been
reached Knabenshue still hail three
bags of ballast and the Baby was still
rising, but the ocean looked too close,
and ,he was being carried toward .H,
to the aeronaut decided to gome down.
The valve was opened 'and. the balloon
brought earthward > rapidly. > When
fifty feet from the ground the anchor
was thrown out and it finally caught
in a fence.
The farmer on whose •'■ property
Knabenshue had landed 'seemed rather
frightened at the sudden appearance
of the ' balloon an 1 appeared .to resent
the visit, but Knabenshue : finally
brought his sky wagon to earth, and
made peace with the irate tilleiyof the
soil.* -
On this ascension Instruments . were
carried to take observations :at "the
various heights. At 9000 feet the barom
eter registered a little less than twenty
two inches/indicating the great-dif
ference In the pressure of -the air at
the surface of the earth and at ■ that
ROOSEVELT TO APPOINT
v NEGRO AS COLLECTOR
President Consider* Plan to Make
Change In Internal Revenue
Service at New York
By AMOCtated Press.
WASHINGTON, March S.— Although
no official' statement can be obtained
on the subject, it Is known that Presi
dent Roosevelt has under consideration
the appointment of Charles W. Ander
son, a negro lawyer of New York/; to
succeed Charles H, Treat as collector
of Internal revenue for the district' of
New York. '•*•
If this appointment ii made, Mr.'
Treat in all probability will be Ap
pointed to succeed Kills H. Roberts as
treasurer of the United States at Wnsh
ington..
It Is .understood, however, that no
change will be made until Mr. Robr
crts has completed eight years of ser
vice, which will occur next June. . ',
ASKS UNDERTAKER TO
WAIT FOR BABY TO 'DIE
Father Bays Child Will Soon Be
Ready for Embalmer's
; Service*. ;'
special to The Herald.
CHICAQO, March ■ fe.— Undertaker C.
H. Stewart of Hammond called to pre
pare the bodyof baby Julia Shylock of
East Chicago for burial, saved its life.
I When the undertaker was met at the
door by Joseph Shylock, the father, he
was led to the cradle; where lay the
child. Drawing back the shroud from
its face, he was astonished to Bee' lts
eyes, open, and when he called the at
tention to the father to, the fact ' ; the
latter denied that his babe was aHve
and asked the undertaker to wait a few
minutes, saying ;f the child would be
dead If It was not then. The angry
undertaker ordered Shylock to run for
a doctor and was told that It. would
be no. use. L Stewart himself went • for
a physician, who succeeded in resusci
tating the child, which is now expected
to recover.
J. D. ROCKEFELLER PUTS
$35 IN-THE PLATE
\ LAKE WOOD, N. J., March s.— ln ad
dition to contributing J35 to the offer
ing at the Baptist church today, John
D. Rockefeller told the Rev. W." G.
Wedemeyer, pastor of the church, at
the service, that he would pay.the ex
penses of repairing a leaky spot In the
church roof and would also pay for any
other necessary; repairs. .'■■','"
In Gold Free
IF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS
cARE NOT TRUE: , \ .
The Herald Claims and Has
~ a DAILY Circulation of
25,010
-AND ON SUNDAYS—
31^10
This is guaranteed by $5000
in Gold .and all contracts
are made on this basis.
But Bestof All
The Herald's Circula-
tion Books Are Open
at All Times to Every
Advertiser or Prospect-
: ■ ive Patron, and
Better Yet...
The Herald will allow
all advertisers or pros-
pective patrons a priv-
ilege never before ac-
corded by any other
newspaper on the Pacific
Coast of seeing the press
run and keeping tab. on
every paper printed, and
AS A FINAL TEST
Will allow all Us advertisers and
patrons to see the Mail Room re-
ports and see
, Where Every Paper Goes—
HOWJVMNY AND WHERE!
TVo'W'^ i*" we ' ißve wnat
•*■'." ■"*,/' 'we claim we are en-
titled to the business of every legit-
imate advertiser, in Los Angeles.
If Not You Get the
SSOOO
This Is the fairest offer ever made
by any. newspaper on the Pacific
Coast. oAll are welcome to come
at any time— and without previous
notice. I '
If you want to know
the truth, Here It Is!
Respectfully, .
Herald Go.
MRS. STANFORD'S SECRETARYA TRANCE MEDIUM
MISS BERTHA BERNER
TWO LIVES LOST,
SIX ARE INJURED
EXPRESS TRAIN STRIKES A
Z FREIGHT IN -MONTANA
Engineer Misunderstands .Hit : Orders
and the' Two Trains Crash "To- ■
L* gether ; Head On Whi le
>; ; ; ;.. , - .-.i Rounding Curve '■ , -..• '.-.'• :
By Associated Press.
' /MISSOULA, : Monf.,; March s.— Two
persons are dead and six injured as the
result of a colllsion^of a freight ■ train
and the westbound iT^yin Clties ; 'express
.6n.thj^Northe^n';Paellfj^at;BearinQuth','
Ihls*afteriioo«?r;The'express"was thirty
minutes ' behind time and 'the freight
had orders to wait atßearmoutheid
'"«?■ , ;■'■■ ' ; :■-• ■:•'. ' : / '
/Engineer Sheehan misunderstood his
"orders and proceeded ; east." As ; the
freight rounded the curve east of Bear
mouth, It crashed head-on, Into' trie
express. A high bank «shut off . the
view of both engineers and no attempt
had been made to slacken speed/ Both
engines were thrown : from the r track
and the mall and' express cars were
telescoped, but the passenger coaches
came to a dead stop and remained on
the track. • ■ " ■ ' . '•
The dead:
W. F.,WILCOX of Helena, division
chief clerk of the railway mail service,
on tour of inspection; Instantly killed.'
$ J. L. BILLHAN'of Helena, fireman
of the express, crushed and mangled:
died when removed from . wreck.
The Injured:
' A. W. Smith of Missoula, fireman
of freight, scalded and burned 1 , injuries
in chest; may die. ». — , . c ;
Joe L. James of Missoula, , engineer.'
leg broken, left arm bruised, head cut;
serious.
Thomas L. Sheehan of Missoula, en
gineer of freight, back injured; may be
serious.. '. ■ -.
Robert L. Stewart', of Helena, mall
clerk, back and head Injured., . " .
Mrs. T. H. Ferrler, Ellensburg, Wash.,
tourist passenger, neck .twisted 'and
body bruised. , :; -'„ ■ , '. ■1:
Marie Taylor of the "Virginians,"
nose broken.
The dead and injured were, brought
to this city on a' relief, train. 7 The in
jured are » being cared for, in the hos
pital. Traffic has been resumed.
Schooners In "Collision
By Aaaoclated Press. ■
SAN FRANCISCO, March J5. — The
schooners Eva and San Buena. Ventura
collided off the coast Friday, nights and
each came Into port today placing. the
blame "upon the other. .The San Buena
Ventura's bobstay and martingale and
headgear were carried away. The Eva
lost • considerable of her rigging." The
San Buena Ventura was bound ; ; for
Tlllampok and the Eva was on the way
here from Eureka with a cargo' of
lumber, v : . '.• .'.
Ambassador Clayton Convaleieent
By Atsoclated Press.
MEXICO CITY,". March s.—Ambassa
dor Clayton, who. has been, sufferlnc
from a severe attack of laryngitis, is
convalescent. .American ' Coiibul -"Par-
Hons, . who [ contracted a severe case |of
typhoid' while iri. the hot country, In
vestigating "the 'conditions- for "rubber
culture, U without . much change. 'i He
la still In the American hospital. ,
Schooner Captain Kills Himself
Lly »i.mi»W I'rwu. - . ■ T, .
'BAN FRANCISCO, March. s.— Capt.
A. /VV. HoUtrom of the' schooner , For-,
tuna. -, which « Is . lying „In the stream;
committed suicide In hl» cabin* today
by , phootlng himself through the , heart.
Holstrom v had . been » despondent^.for
tome time.' 1 He ' was '« | years i old.* v ,
PRICE: OAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
COWBOYS ENJOY
LIFE AT CAPITAL
WHISKY BREAKFAST WITH A
SENATOR
. '. . ■
Ride In Automobile Pleases Frontiers.
• men and ■ They f Are* Planning ; a • \
Trip to See New York's _„
' . '.: Pleasures '-. ■, '.:i ■■■■.: ■'''
THIS IS WHAT THEY HAD
■At Manhattan Cbcktalla, extra large. ;>
Breakfast ., Food. AW">'?'i Fried' Oysters.
„. .'**-.'.-■ '.\; y Straight Whisky. _• ■■ . -.„,;-.
i '.'' Planked ijSfuid.i Potdmaw Style. j^ ■
■ ■ ' Fried Chicken als Maryland.'
v? '••■■■. .Hlgbballs (In aeries). ;;,: ■
, Cigars. . .' "•.•■, Wblnky. ; .•'. • Brandy. .
. . Chocolate ,Eclalrrs. .. Cbeese. ,:. .
.'; ' ' ['}' . I Whlskj-.'., ", ' ' ."
Special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, March s.— The South
Dakota cowboys who came to take part
In the ceremonies at the special request
of the president are. having the time of
their "lives. • They had breakfast this
morning with' Senator Ktttridge. They
started with 'cocktails and '■ the menu
given above. It . was a most > orderly
and enjoyable repast ' and -attracted a
crowd of curious sightseers •>' to the
hotel.
: In the afternoon the boys had a gay
time. They ■ chartered several auto
mobiles and went for a .trip around
town and out In the country. , Few of
them had ever tried aiv auto, but most
of them liked It. The prevailing com
ment was that It was all right' so long
as It kept a- steady gait, 7 but if the ma
chines should j happen jto start to do
bucking ' they would • much ."prefer a
broncho, f.y/j - .'■■". ".*,■
Tomorrow the boys are going to try
to Bell ' their ponies : at : auction. They
are anxious to raise enough money to
take them to New York: < They deny
that. they have any Intention of "shoot-
Ing up the town." <. • *'•'-, ■ .' ■.
New Cunard ' Liner Arrives
By Associated Press.
. NEW; YORK, /March 5.'.-^ The new
Cunard; liner; Carbnia'.' arrived today
from. Liverpool and Queenstown on her
maiden voyage, , after,- a passage ,of
seven days and ; nine hours | from . the
latter port, made at' an average speed
of 16.33 knots.' The Caronla brought ,155
saloon, 258 second cabin. and 1286 steer
age passengers, making, ', with her crew
of. HO, I a I total ' of • 2138 'passengers on
board. One death occurred on the pass
age" on March 3. : The, steamer. was not
urged, on I the! passage, mowing to tha
engines being new. •
Mexico's Bank Statement .
By Associated Press.
: MEXICO CITY, March 6.— The bank
statement : shows that thirty-two char
tered banks In the republic hold $22,000,
0001 more specie than ' a year ago. . The
aggregate capital of the chartered banks
is $109,600,000, ' notes ; in circulation ,82,
995,000. Total cash holdings, $87,444,000.
Drayman ' Commits Suicide
By Associated Press.
. STOCKTON, March B.— D. I. Abbott,
ii diiiynitin, committed"', suicide ,; this
morning by hanging himself In a barn
at the. home of his son-in-law, Q,;O.
Wilson. , Abbott, who .was past 60 years
of age, was despondent because of Ill
ness.'
Unidentified . Man : Killed
By Associated Fress.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6.— An un
identified man • about ■ 45 yeurs old de
liberately,', leaped In; front] 'of fa. Fifth
street electrlo i car. 1 today.; aud waa In
stantly killed. Air hour' b time was re
quired to extricate the remain*. ' > '
MISS BERNER A
TRANCE MEDIUM
MRS. STANFORD SAID TO HAVE
BEEN SPIRITUALIST
BROTHER DOUBTS POISONING;
Ariel Lathrop of Albany Declare*
There Could Have Been No Me. :
tlve.for Any One to.
Murder Her
Sreelal ■ to The Herald.
■ ALBANY, N. V.', March s.— ln an In
terview '.; here today, -Ariel Lathrop.
brother of the late Mrs. .Jane L. Stan
ford,'said: . "Ah , Wing is «««lnnorent
of poisoning Mr«. ! ' Stanford i aa . a ■ new-^
born | babe. ) No one thought . more ' of
her than* that faithful Chinese eervant.
People' are too ready /■ to -point ■to a
Chinaman , with suspicion .'as soon as .
anything goes >• wrong-7-especlally in
California!" •■■'} :
Continuing Mr. Lathrop said: "I do
not believe that Mrs. Stanford was poi
soned. ■To * have , a . murder ] you , must
first . have ■ a> motive, ' and ■ there ; could
be no motive, to';cause';her"death*that
I can see.!' l know of no one that could'
possibly gain through . her death.", " '"J' :
■■*' Incidentally 'Albany ., friends jvery,/ In
timate with Mrs. Stanford say she was
a confirmed spiritualist and that Miss
Berner Ila'■ a, medium.' : " Mrs. ■•'Lathrop^
wife of -Ariel \ Lathrop, ;, confirms v th«
statement \ that '•■■ Mrs. ', Stanford ' was \ a
spiritualist. ;' Those •-. who '', discuss J the^
spiritualistic side *of '< Mrs.” Stanford's'
life say ', that while . she . was \ Hying [at
the Fifth Avenue! hotel [In J New^York^
she ' received frequent calls from' Mabel
Lor, medium, and ' also '■'■ had ■ many/conj
f erences with ,' the ' Rev. .'. Mr. - Ne wniiiiT
and wife."_ There" was . also ; a'l medium
"named Mrs.' Stryker and a Miss Carroll.
Stanford .himself attended ..seances
with his vrIteTfOBMKSSS^SSS^BM
ANALYSES COMPLETED
High Sheriff Refuses to Give Out
„■ .. Result* of Testa
By Associated Press. , 1; ,,° ,»*.
;> HONOLULU,, March..s.^-Th«ch*hv
ists who are .engaged in .making an.
ahalyslsi-'^-the^cOTtenT*twrth'eTstqm'«lC
ach i of > Jdra. 'Jane ]• ij. -V Stanford | com-j
pleted : their ■ tests^last ;■ night ; and [comj^
munlcated, their, results, to High Sheriff
Henry. /.They .'arej preparing a detaU«dg
report, 1 , which j may. ; bY; finished j tonight |J
and . will ■ probably'- be • over.f five \ hun-'*
dred words ;■ in ;; length, > giving • the' de-" [
tails of the tests made. •■ , v [ •■'.■-•
The conduct of the police In the case;;
Is . Inexplicable. ,-' In some i quarters the ■
suggestion ' is . made ■■ that X those ( lnter-% ■
ested !In the estate ; of ■' Mrs. ; tSanf ord r
are haying great Influence', In : ' the man- ;
agement of ■■ the : local - Inquiry ■on : ac
count of a '' posslble'wlll": contest rats- ; '
Ing a question' of sanity. '
Most rigid ! inquiries are being made
regarding' every; detail' of .Mrs.: "Stan
ford's life while here. '•' The police conif
tinue ' every effort to ' preserve^ secrecy
concerning ' every incident ■ connected
with ", the '• case.
Judge Stanley had another long con
ference today ■ with ■ Miss Berner^ Mrs.
Stanford's ' secretary.' ' •.'•;*/
It is believed ■ that v unless ■ there . is
very positive ', proof ' of poisoning ■"• the
strongest efforts will be made to secure
(Continued on Page Six)
THE DAIS NEWS
FORECAST
Southern ; California; r) Cloudy (
Monday, '. probably showers in the :
mountains; light west wind. Max.
imum temperature' in ■ Los Ange.
lea : yesterday,; 64 degrees; mini. '
mum, 57 degrees. -. ' ; j
; I— Oyama crushes Russian flank . .
2— Seized with fit, drowned in plunga
3— Sky chauffeurs are competitors !' :
"♦^Editorial ;
j 6— City newt
; 6-r-Bports
i-7__Mlnlng
* B— Southern California news :
; - 9— Southern California news ; "''
10— Religious services
EASTERN
■ President spends . a. quiet day and avoids
curiosity seekers. - " ' 'v .
Extra, session of the senate will open * today
and . nominations tor ; cabinet . will b« trans- \
mltted. .•:.■-• ■ .»-^yi»|»»»««(*4M«ll»«flH
. Cowboys entertained • with a whisky break
fast In. Washington. .'
FOREIGN
: Oyama's armies " drive ■ back : Kuropatkin'i *
right Biul left Hanks and seriously mtnaca
Urrut squadron of Japanese warshlpa r«
ported i sailing , »outhward : off Ohlnss* i ooast, W> .
St. Petersburg JournaU express great satis- ,
faction over emperor's recent rescript. ■ '■<■
;:;c'oaßt."; ■ , '.'' .
San Francisco police ready to act' as soon: :
as ■ they learn ,of i result ot- inquest on i Mrs. ;.
Bt Body of ™ Martin ' F." Tboroas. i accused 4of '
murder oCJolm N. Doyle, ta found near vlo.;
"l'a^ad'Mi'a-'a horse show to b. held April •
J, 7 and I.
,locai:
Invalid drowns lo swimming plunge. ..
Twelve-year-old boy master of bad finance.
; w»»henshue ascends »000 feet In balloon, .
wlltch he at all times fceepa under, perfect '
° C SpUodpal Bunday school* hold large rally. \\
• Deputy public administrator has weird e».-,
_„*,* 1 .,.„ while exploring old hermit's den. %
P Funiial of late Judge Varlel marked by
'"K'mluiS to i c'rulU :« flagship Chi.
cago (or target practise.

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