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VOL. XXXII, NO. 249.
FALLS TO DEATH
YOSEMITE PARK HAS AWFUL
SLIPS FROM EL CAPITAN
Prominent Berkeley Man Plunges Fif.
teen Hundred Feet to Rocks De
low—Companion Scales Sheer
, Face of the Cliff
By Assoclntod Press.
YOSEMITB, .Tun« (!.— Charles A.
Bailey, a prominent resident of Berke
ley, Cal., haH been killed by falling
from the precipice of El Capltan, a dis
tance of 1500 feet. In company with J.
C. Staats of Mount Vernon, 0., Bailey
started up the almost perpendicular
face of the cliff, a feat which had never
yet been accomplished.
When they had climbed about half
of the 3000 feet ascent they halted for
breath, Bailey sitting on a narrow
shelf and Rtnnts clinging to the face of
the rock below. Without a word Bailey
began to 1 "Ic. shooing downward a
f«w feet lo laats' left. He fell hcad
lorig out of wight, striking his head
several times before he disappeared.
Staats was horror Btrlcken, but gath
ering courage he climbed down to a
point where he found Bailey's hat and
a blood-bespattered rock. Farther than
this he was unable to go and he could
not gain sight of tho body. By almost
miraculous efforts he made his way to
the top alone nnd at last reached the
settlement almost prostrated from the
physical and mental strain.
Guardian Harlow with a large force
of men and accompanied by Dr. Mar
tin H. Fisher of San Francisco started
with Staats to tho scene of tho tragedy,
but no word has yet come from them. .
This is the first fatality to a tourist
ever recorded hero. Bailey had Just
returned from a fourteen months' trip
around tho world, climbing the Matter
horn and other mountains while absent
He has \Mslted Yosemlto for the past
sixt^in successive summers. He was
50 years of age.
The party searching for the body of
Bailey located It at 11 o'clock today.
J. A.Snell of Callstoga mid H. Spauld
ing .and F. Curry of Palo Alto were
lowered by a rope 800 feet and by 1
o'clock had brought the corpse to a
point where it could bo carried by a
horse to the wagon road. The body
was badly mangled and most of, the
larger bones were broken.
FALLS INTO GORGE
Woman Takes Plunge of 200 Feet.
Special to The Herald.
CENTRAL CITY, Colo., June 6.— A
fall of 200 feet from a precipice in the
mountains near here was the fate of
Mrs. Oeorge Sheldon Smlllle today, but
she still lives and will recover although
severely bruised and cut.
Mrs. Smillie engaged a buckboard and
two horses today and drove along the
great pass. It extends beside a huge
cliff and deep canyons . are below
it. Mrs. Smlllle was passing the
narrowest part, near a sharp turn,
straight over the edge of the precipice
into the 200 feet of space beneath.
A ranchman riding along the pass
saw the wreckage of the buckboard
below, one horse dead and the other
near by. He found Mrs. Smil
lie clinging to a rock in the stream into
which she had fallen.
PLUNGES TO DEATH
Ukiah Man Instantly Killed by Fall
By Associated Press.
UKIAH, June 6.— John Rhoades fell
to an Instant death over the new grade
between Union and Juan creeks near
Fort Bragg last Saturduy.
In the dark he got too close to the
edge, which caved off, letting htm fall
a distance of fifty feet to the rocks
below. He struck on his head and
never recovered consciousness.
ELECTION FRAUD CASE
. TRIED IN SAN FRANCISCO
Frank Maestrettl, President of Board
of Public Works, Now Under
SAN FRANCISCO, June 6.— Two wit
nesses, Police Judge Cabanlss and C.
M. Sllberstein, were examined today
. during the trial of Frank Maestrettl,
president of the board of public works,
who Is charged with participation in
The testimony of Judge Cabanlss re
lated to the preliminary examination
of Charles Wyman, who was convicted
of ballot stuffing at the election held
Bllbersteln acted on the election
board with AVyman. He swore on the
witness stand that Macstrettl - had
urged him not to testify against
THREE MEN ARE KILLED
BY BOILER EXPLOSION
CLEVELAND, 0., June 6.— Three
men were killed and two seriously In
jured by a cup blowing off one of the
boilers at the American Steel and Wire
company's furnace here today. i
Los Angeles Herald.
MILITARY ATTACHES ARRIVE
IN A BODY
JAPANESE ALTER POSITIONS
Parisian Newspaper Correspondent
Reports Opinion Prevailing That
Serious Engagement Is Close
By Associated Press.
PARIS, Juno 6.— The Journal's corre
spondent with the Russians at Ounshu
pass, Manchurln, mentions the arrlvnl
there of the entire body, of military at
taches with the Russian nrmy. lie
says that changes which have been
made In the Japanese position lead to
the belief that a great battle is Immi
Russian Fleet Lacked Leadership.
With Rojestvensky Wounded
By Associated Press.
GUNSHU PASS, Munchurla, June 6.—
The Japanese appear to be withdrawing
to the southward along their whole
front. It is thought that this is per
haps a maneuver to entice Lieutenant
General Llnevltch from his prepared
The Associated Press Is. assured, that
leports have been received at army
headquarters from Vladivostok mdl 7
eating that the naval defeat was due
largely to lack of leadership after Ro
jestvensky was wounded, the engage
ment being carried on practically with
out signals after the first hour and' no
attempt was made to adapt the move
ments of the fleet to meet the man
euvers of tho Jnpanese. Nobody on
board and vessel in the fleet was in the
secret as to Rojestvensky's plnns, the
commander in chief's only confident
being Rear Admiral Voelkersam, who
died early In the fight.
Up to the time of the battle, these
reports say, fortune favored tho Rus
sians, there being no sick In the hos
pitals and all the ships being in good
condition. : .
No one in the fleet cherished any
Illusions. At tho most It was hoped
that enough vessels would reach "Vladi
vostok to threaten Japan's absolute
control of the sea mid to make the
Japanese pay as dearly as possible for
every ship lost. The hopes of the Rus
sians went no further than this.'
Ran Out of Ammunition
The Russian ships had enough coal to
reach Vladivostok, but there was an in
adequate supply of shells and ammu
nition for a prolonged battle, whereas
the Japanese, operating near their base,
were not under the necessity of stowing
away enormous quantities of coal and
could carry a double quantity of shells
or replenish their ammunition from
The Russian officers assert that the
snips surviving the first day's battle
must have been practically out of
ammunition. The Japanese guns, the
reports say, were of greater range than
those of the Russians, , their heavy
shells flying over the battleship divi
sion and striking the transports and
the unarmored cruisers beyond.
TRIED TO BLOW HER UP
Engineers Shot for Attempting to Ex.
plode Orel's Magazine
Sp»c!al Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, June 7.— A dispatch to the
Telegraph from Toklo says that while
the Japanese were convoying the sur
rendered battleship Orel some of the
Russia n officers and sailors behaved
Capt. Yunick was lying in his bunk,
seriously wounded. Ton engineers
plotted to explode the ship's magazine.
They fired a fuse under the magazine,
near the stern. When this was dis
covered by the Japanese . a scene of
much disorder ensued. Eight of the
ringleaders were immediately shot. This
was the reason the Orel was taken to
Malzura Instead of Sasebo, as was In
The correspondent asserts that the
reported barbarity of the Russians in
throwing overboard their wounded has
been exaggerated. It was done without
knowledge of the officers.
While the vessel was being taken to
Japan about twelve sailors, unable to
bear their wounds, cried to their com
rades to save them from pain by kill
ing them, and in the absence of Jap
anese guards the Russians were thrown
Into the sea. The Japanese on board
remonstrated and the captain of the
Orel was greatly agitated by the cruelty
of his crew. He apologized to the Jap
anese. His death, thirty minutes be
fore the' Orel reached Malzura, ,!s said
to have been accelerated by these pain
WAR PARTY BROKEN
Grand Dukes Converted by Recent
Uy Associated Prnss.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 7.— Beyond
the statement that the advisability of
coriftdlng the opening of peace negotia
tions to President Roosevelt, In the
event that Krnperor Nicholas shall de
cide that the time has arrived to in-
(Cvutlnued vn Vu*v i'lirce.)
LOS ANGELES, CAL., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1905.
OHIO'S GOVERNOR ACCEPTS
WILL BE CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Newly Created Position to Carry a
Balary of $150,000 a Year—To
Control the Society's
Special to The Herald.
NEW YORK, June 6.— Myron T. Her
rick, governor of Ohio will be selected
to the chairman of the Equitable board.
After a consultation with persons rep
resenting James H. Hyde, Gov. , Her
rick left the '; Waldorf-Astoria at 6
o'clock forhls home in Cleveland. Ho
had usaured his visitors that he was
willing to tuko hold, of the Equitable
at. a salary of $150,000 a year.
It was said tonight that Gov. Her
rick, as. the, representative ■of ■ a syndi
cate, had made; a liberal cash offer for
Mr. Hyde's, stock; holdings,, so that If
a transfer were made the control of the
society- would -not « only -be- vested ivi
INTERIOR OF' PASSENGER Yco'ACH* ATTACH ED ',t6 NEWSPAPER 4TRAIN AFTER THE WRECK
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SIDE VIEW SHOWING WRECKED OIL TANKS AND ENGINES. IN COLLISION
Gov. Herrick as chairman of the board
with plenary powers, but in fact, he
would be in absolute control.
Mr. Hyde declined Gov. Herrlck's
offer, but at the same time proffered
to Mr. Herrick the newly created office
of chairman of the board which the
governor of Ohio expressed his will
ingness to accept.
Three more directors resigned
today from the board of directors
and at lea f) one moro will retire
tomorrow, ihaklng In all ten resigna-
tions since the present troubles of the
The resignation of A. J. Cussutt,
president of the Pennsylvania Itallroad
company, was followed today by«^tho
announcement of the resignations of
John A. Btewurt, chairman of the
board of directors of the United States
Trust company, and John Sloane,
prominent in banking and trust com
pany circles. The resignation of V. O.
Mills will be handed to I'reekleiit Alex
ander tomorrow. - : r j
TRAINS CRASH, TWO ARE KILLED
MANY INJURED JN COLLISION NEAR RIVERSIDE
THIS SHOWS HOW ENGINES CRASHED INTO EACH OTHER, DERAILING AND DEMOLISHING THE <
. 'coaches '•..:• . ;
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SHORT IN ACCOUNTS
Clerk of Golden Gate Camp Declared
to Have Embezzled About Five
By Associated Freßß.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 6.— John I.
O'Donnell, clerk of Golden Gate camp.
Woodmen, of the World, one of the
largest organizations in the country, is
declared to be about $5000 short In his
This afternoon David Oliver, Jr., con
sul commander of the camp, swore to
two complaints charging O'Donnell
with embezzlement of $611 and $502.
The full amount Is said to be much
YON BUELOW CREATED
PRINCE BY THE KAISER
Hy Associated PreM.
HIOHLIN, June 6.— Chancellor Yon
Buelow hiiw been creuted v prime by
MINING TOWN SWEPT
BY FIERCE BLAZE
Las Vegas Suffers First Loss !.y Fire.
Four Buildings Destroyed.
Special to The Herald.
LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 7.— This
town suffered Its first loss by fire this
mornlngr,' when a young man In the
employ of "Chop House Bill" attempted
to fill < a tank . of a lighted gasoline
Four wooden buildings and a- tent
-were consumed In about ten minutes.
Adjoining buildings were In danger
for. a time and only by the aid of a
bucket brigade and plenty of wet
blunkets were they saved.
Losses are complete. Insurance com
panies refusing to luKo any risks In
this town so fur. As Boon as the ma
terial can be obtained all the parties
concerned will rebuild.
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
T. E. Carey, Los Angeles, head
brakeman of Overland train.
Sesler Norman, Tucson, Ariz., 1 ,
brakeman on newspaper train.
THE INJURED: v!
Mrs. M. Flynn, left side of head j
cut and bruised. ,
Mrs. E. W. Walton, Washington, J
D. C cut over eye. ; •_' «
"W. D. Gillolt, Los Angeles, en- J
glneer on overland trarln, left ankle .
sprained and right leg bruised. ]
Mrs. John Rebaut, Detroit, <
Mich., lower teeth loosened in con- ]
tact with mirror. ?"•■■ •
James F. Meagher, Los Angeles, ',
right eye badly cut. ':•,:'
P. J. Sullivan, Los Angeles, fire- ',
man on newspaper train, leg'
sprained and numerous bruise.s. ; ,
-John H. Elzenhart, Long Beach, ]
chest bruised. 'i v <
' E.E. : Beach, conductor of news- [
paper train, little finger broken, ■
''cut (About hands., and- face. --..-_,...-■.]
F. W. Shott, Los Angeles, two '
ribs broken, scalp wound and nu- ]
merous bruises. May die. '.'•':'
Abner Johnson, fireman on over- )
land train, right ankle sprained *■
and numerous cuts and bruises. .
Frank R. Chamberlain, Los An- 1
geles, engineer of newspaper train, 4
right shoulder dislocated, leg
badly bruised. !)
G. P. Sofemes, section hand at *j
Good Springs, Nev., sprained knee. ,
Mrs. L. D. Boyer, Callente, Nev., •
bruised and cut slightly. ' !
J. Rickard, superintendent of *
Belleview hospital, New York, left 3
knee sprained. , . j
W. M. Johnson, negro porter, ♦;
back slightly injured. ; jj
FOUR ARE KILLED
IN RAILWAY WRECK
Construction Train Runs Into Wash,
out and Workers' Lives Are
By Associated Press.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 6.—
Four men of a Grand Trunk construc
tion train were killed near Pewamo to
day when their train was wrecked by
running into a washout. The entire
train was ditched. The dead:
W. C. 'Everett, engineer, Detroit.
' Albert Carl, fireman, St. John's, Mich.
IC. \V. Grangowa, englner of pile
J. E. Graham, bridge foreman. Grand
TWO REPORTED KILLED
! ' . r IN RAILWAY WRECK
By Associated Press.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 6.-
Two • persons were killed and several
injured today. in a wreck on the Pere
Marquette .railway at lonia. In a
wreck,, at the same place on tho Grand
Trunk, road several persons are re
POSTAL FRAUD CASE
ON IN WASHINGTON
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, June 6.— William C.
Crawford took the stand in his own
defense today in criminal court No. 1,
where he is charged with conspiring
with August W. Machen and George E.
Lorenz to defraud the government in
connection with the contracts to supply
the postofrlce department with letter
. GRANTS EXTRADITION
Hy Associated l'ress.
MONTREAL. June . 6.— Judge La
Fontaine! extradition commissioner, to
day gave Judgment In the case of the
United Htates vs. John F. Gaynor and
Uenjamin D. Greene, committing both
for extradition and ordering them back
to Jail to await surrender to United
Says Orders Were Not
Fifteen Passengers Hurt
Coroners Jury to Make
Blame for Accident Will Be Deter.
mined at Inquest Which
Is Called for
Two brakemen killed and fifteen per
sons more or less seriously injured is
the result of the Salt Lake collision
which occurred at Rllverslde at an
early hour yesterday morning.
Lank House, an extra conductor, was
in charge of the overland, known as
No. 1, and W. D. Gillott was engineer.
House was making his first run on the
train, and had received orders at tower
No. 10 in Riverside to take the siding
at Streeter avenue for the newspaper
train due at Riverside at 5:38 o'clock.
This is the first side track east of the
big bridge across the Santa Ana river.
House passed the order on to the en
gineer, who repeated it. Instead of
stopping at the siding, however, Gillott
pulled out for Pedley station, the first
stop on the other side of the river.
Before the train had gone its length
the conductor says that he noticed the
failure to stop and pulled the bellcord.
There was no response and he pulled
the bellcord a second time. Just then
the engineer ...caught, sight, of. ifce.ipa.per
train con-tins' around the curve, a cou
ple of hundred yards from the'brldge.
Both engineers reversed the levers and
whistled and ' then the engineers and
firemen of both trains Jumped.
The Impact when the two ponderous
engines came together could be heard
distinctly at Riverside, four miles or
more distant, and several who guessed
the cause made haste to get to the
scene of the wreck.
The tremendous Impetus of the over
land drove the lighter paper train
back on the track for several hundred
yards before It came to a stop. It was
down grade and nothing could seem
ingly stay its course. The engine of
the paper train was driven back into
the mail car, which fairly enveloped it.
The single passenger car in the rear
was not damaged.
The big oil tank car of the overland
was thrown to the right of the track,
and its'black and sticky contents were
soon making a little pond in the marshy
The mall car suffered the worst. The
(CimlluiK-ii no Tuee Two.)
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Fair on
Wednesday; light east winds,
changing to west. Maximum tern,
perature in Los Angeles yesterday,
76 degrees; minimum, 54 degrees.]
I—Falls1 — Falls to death.
2— Royal wedding.
3 — Delcasse quits ministry.
4.5 — Knights get busy.
7 — Col. Black dies suddenly.
7 — City news.
B—Nat8 — Nat Goodwin in "The Usurper."
9 — Sports. • .
10.11— Classified advertisements.
12 — Southern California news.
14 — Murder suspects taken.
AVostern Michigan swept by heavy floods
with unprecedented rainfall.
Governor Myron T. Herrlok of Ohio tc
cfpts chairmanship of board of directors
Teamsters' strike in Chicago likely to be
Ht'ltleil without further delay,
M. Delcaßse resigns from French minis
try. Kouvler assumes duties of foreign
Congress of zemstvos meets at Moscow
in spite of government prohibition.
Bupreme court sustains will of late
cattle king William Dunphy.
Prominent Herkeley mini killed by fall
from Xl Capitun precipice, Yosemita
Balt l-ako trains crash near River-
Hide, killing two brakemen and injur
ing fifteen passengers.
Knights of Columbus convention for
mally opened. Trip to Santa Monica.
Oreat theater party. *.
Col. Kraiu'ls I>. lilark, well known
turfman, dies at Hongkong. China. -\
Fair IliiHHlmi maiden ordered com
mitted to asylum for the inaane.
New dental college now under con