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VOL. XXXII, NO. 3".
COMES NEAR DEATH IN AN
• AUTO RACE
RECEIVES PAINFUL INJURIES
Oan Wurgls Collides With His Car In
Five Mile Event at Grosse
Point Track, In
HARPER HOSPITAL, Detroit,
Mich., Aug. B.— "No, my time has
not come yet. Guess I bear a
charmed life. Today's accident
was the worst I ever had. Thank
God no spectators were killed. I
will not quit racing. As soon as I
am outof the hospital I shall begin
again with my. new racing car,
which was finished only yester.
day. "BARNEY OLDFIELD."
By Associated Press.
i DETROIT, Mich., Aug.. B.— Barney
Oldfleld had an almost miraculous es
cape from death this afternoon at the
automobile races at Grosse Point track,
when Dan Wurgls of Lansing, Mich.,
collided with his car in the three-quar
ters stretch during- the first mile of the
five-mile ; open event. Oldfleld and his
car .went through the fence Into the
Infield 'and Oldfleld received a badly
lacerated scalp and a severely bruised
right arm. Wurgis' car also went off
the track on, the outside, but did not
capsize, and neither, car nor driver was
Injured. ' •
■ Oldfleld lay unconscious in the infield
■when?' a' • dozen • horrified spectators
reached his side. He was carried to an
ambulance which had been provided
In fear of accidents and taken to Har
per, hospital, where it was said tonight
that barring entirely^ urtforseen devel
opments he would ' be out in a few days.
POOR RELATIVES. COME
?/; : .., INTO LARGE FORTUNE
THOMAS FITZGERALD LEAVES
Former; Well Known Los.. Angeles
i" Sporting Man Bequeaths His En.
,f;,-; tire Property to .Two .Brothers and
if.fa Niece of Little Fall*, N. Y. ; >
Special to The Herald.
; ;UTICA,N. V., Aug. B.— By the will
or Thomas Fitzgerald, who died In Los
Angeles a few days ago, three resi
dents of Little Falls, N. V., will di
vides among them an estate worth
■ I THe ; beneficiaries are ' James and
■Patrick Fitzgerald,- brothers, and Miss
'Margaret O'Loughlin," daughter of a
deceased sister of: the testator.
'■'■■'; James Fitzgerald conducts a grocery
. store ; in ' Little .Falls,: Patrick is fore
jnan, of .'a "track gang on the Little
. i Falls I & ■' Dolgeville railroad and Mar
garet O'Loughlln works in' one of the
i-inllls jin town.' When acquaintances
'suggested I that she would ' now prob-
M ably ! give ; up . her position the heiress
•; calmly answered that she saw no rea
;, son [, why she" should. '
'■* Fitzgerald was '■ part owner of ■ the
V ; race track at Los Angeles.
''CONDUCTOR STRUCK BY
IK A CAR AND KILLED
David S. Forry Sustains Broken Skill
While Making Flying Switch
, . at San. Pedro
'David S. Forry of 943 Glrard street,
employed by the Interurban street car
line,- was struck by a freight car while
making, a flying switch at -San Pedro
last night and was injured so severely
that he died at the receiving hospital
in Los Angeles' three hours later.
', Forry, who is an old . conductor in
-"the 3 employ of the Interurban line,
'^ was working on a freight train in the
v San ■; Pedro lumber yards last night,
and in a making a flying switch at 10
> o'clock t; he was not quick enough to
(leap, from the path of the onru'shingr
ckrs' after 1 throwing- the switch .which
permitted . the motor car .to pass
v; He 'was struck on the left side of
the head by, the step of the first car
.with' such force that his skull was
fractured in several places. The motor
man, who had run his car past the
switch,' hastened to the side of his
companion to find him lying uncon
scious by the car tracks.
.A*-, car bound for ' Los Arigeles was
stopped and the injured man placed
on board. He was sent to the] receiv
ing hospital as soon as possible, but on
examination by Police Surgeon Quint
it' '.was f found that his Injuries were
go severe that there was no possible
chance of his recovery.
,He died an hour after arriving In
Los Angeles without regaining con
UNITED 'BTATEB OFFICER
. KILLED IN JAPAN
NAGASAKI. 'Aug. 9.— Capt. Walter
B.; Barker] of the quartermaster's de
* partment, U. S. A., was killed here to
day In a railway accident. .
Los Angeles Herald.
NOTED AUTO RACER PAINFULLY«HURT
SPEAKS AT THE REPUBLICAN
IT IS WHITE MAN'S MEETING
Between 1200 and 1300 Delegates Are
Present, With Very Few Negroes.
Visitor Greeted With
By Associated 1 Press.
ROANOKE, Va., Aug. B.— One. of. the
largest Republican conventions In • the
history of Virginia met here today to
nominate a full state ticket. Between
1200 and 1300 delegates were present.' It
was almost exclusively "a ' white man's
meeting, there' being very few negroes
in the hall. .
Congressman Campbell Slemp, . the
only Republican congressman from Vir
ginia, was introduced to the convention
tonight and he in '.turn introduced 1 Sec
retary of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw,
who had been invited to come to Roan
oke ■ to address .the convention. Mr.
Shaw was greeted with a storm of
, Secretary Shaw made some reference
to self-government, saying that when
this republic was launched the world
was | distrustful of -. the
"Many . believed," ; he" said, "that per
sonal ambition would override states
manship. . They did not believe It would
be .possible: for men .to walk side- by
side to the polls and deposit ballots and
then each demand for the other . the
same protection , and . the same honesty
of count' that" he .claimed for himself.
It was doubted if defeated candidates
and defeated ..parties would i peacefully
acquiesce in the results. The-experi
ment has been in process of trial and
development in this country for some
thing over 100 .years,, during which
period the machinery , has sometimes
creaked, but it has not given away and
it never will so long as we keep. our
heads, ,;';;, . ■ • : •
"My appeal to you and through you
to every voter, of Virginia is that you
so vote as to conserve the peace, and
integrity of the commonwealth and , the
best , Interests of every other . citizen.
All I ask is that the electoral vote be
as great, certainly as conscientious and
as true a- talesman at, the .polls as. ono
demanded his representative to, be in
the halls of legislation." . , ' ..':.,
The .secretary .touched .upon -the
growth and development of. the United
States and of Virginia's resources. Con
cerning Virginia he said: . • . . ..'.. ,
"Virginia is a great -state.; .Virginia
is .rich ,ln resources, rich In ,hist6ry,
rich in blood and .at one time she t was
the richest of all the states in states
manship. If her wealth of statesman
ship has been less noticeable In recent
years than in previous periods, let, me
assure you that It is because, greater
stress has been laid on factional politics
than upon the wise solution of public
questions. If Virginia has not main
tained her prestige It Is because the
factional devotion to traditions ■ has
supplanted that thoughtful , consldera
tlqn of publto questions which marked
the career, of the fathers.".
At the conclusion of Mr. Shaw's ad
dress the convention adjourned until
' BANQUETS AUTHORESS
liv Associated itosb
L^'jlA, Peru. Aug. B.— lrving B. Dud
ley, the American minister, gave a ban
quet last night in honor of the Ameri
can authoress, Mary Robinson Wright.
Many Americans of prominence were In
LOS ANGELES, CAL., WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9, 1905.
Russian gunboat fires on
WHITE FLAG IS HOISTED
Insurgents Vigorously Oppose Land.
: Ing* of Czar's Mariners and
a Lively Fusillade
''■'';'■.'■' Ensues :': ' I
By Associated Press.) ■;',;,',: ■■ ;.
, .CANEA," Aug. B.— The Russian gun
boat: Jhrabry has bolnbarded and de
stroyed* eastern,"" on- the north coast -of
the Island of . Crete, about eighteen
miles east of Retlmo, because the in
surgents. there opposed the landing of
a Russian force. . \ ' .
The" Insurgents returned the fire -with
small; arms, wounding two Russians.
The bombardment continued . until the
village hoisted the white flag.
There have j been disturbances in
Crete for a considerable length of time,
the -Cretans. being in revolt, to obtain
a greater degree of independence than
they now possess. '.
j The. Porte recently, sent a circular
note to Its representatives in London,
Rome, Paris and' St. Petersburg oh. the
subject of the revolutionary movement
in Crete, expressing the hope that the
powers would maintain the status quo
and re-establish order In the island. .
NEW, YORK MILITIAMEN V.i : :i
« '; '"./ .SUE. UNITED BTATES
By Associated Press
ALBANY, N." V., Aug. B.— Henry C. S.
Hastings,' ' t William B. Coates and
about thirty other members of the
First regiment, New York Infantry
volunteers, have sued the United States
government for two months' pay for
services in the Hawaiian islands during
the Spanish-American war.
'; Testimony in ' their | cases was taken
here today by a special commissioner.
The government holds that the regi
ment was given a furlough for sixty
days,' 'but' the | evidence given before
Commissioner Sturgis today, went to
show that, the. members of the regiment
performed military duty during the en
tire period of the alleged furlough.
\ FORSAKES $2000 TO
E;r: rescue a mechanic
' Special to The Herald.
, NEW YORK, Aug. B.— The fast
est motor boat In the world, with
Charles Herreshoff, jr., its design
er and builder, aboard, turned over
In , Long , Island sound today and
Herreshoff was entangled In the
machinery of the craft. Disengag
ing' himself, Herreshoff heroically
rescued Joseph Dojus, his me
chanic, bearing him through the
water on his back nearly a
quarter of a mile. As Herreshoff
jumped Into the water his pocket
book, dropped from- his clothing,
but though he saw It floating away
he did not go to save it until he
had taken Dojus to safety; then
Herreshoff swam out Into the
sound to get his pocketbook? which
had floated away with more than
*2000 In It. ;..'*. • . ; .
' Herreshoff . and his \ mechanic
were making a trial spin- in the
motorboat, which has. a speed of
an express . train and which was
going, thirty-five to forty miles -an
hour, when she met with the mis
QUESTION OF ARMISTICE TO
P ' TAKE PREFERENCE
CROWDS CHEER PEACEMAKERS
Missions Arrive at Navy Yard Amid
Booming of Cannon and Wav
ing of Flags— Negotiations
By Asuoclated Preps,
PORTSMOUTH, N. H. Aug. B.— The
Russian and Japanese peace missions
have submitted themselves to Intro
duction and likewise to all of the cere
monies of welcome, and reception on
the part of the United States govern
ment nnd the state of New Hampshire,
and are tonight on the eve of facing
each other for the purpose of ending
the war in the Far Ecofand, If possi
ble, consummating a permanent peace
beween the two great nations.
Tomorrow they will meet In the
Naval stores • building of the Ports
mouth .navy yard, and will examine
the credentials and , powers of each.
The second day's session, to take
place Thursday .or Friday, It is ex
peced will be devoted either to a con
sideration of the Japanese peace term*
or a proposition for. an armistice by the
Russian plenipotentiaries. •
It has been estimated that If a basis
of negotiations for peace Is found the
actual negotiations will consume some
thing like five weeks' time before a
treaty can be perfected and signed. ■
The landing and reception of the en
voys .today was a function replete with
ceremony. The dignity of the nation's
salute was contrasted , with the hearty
exclamations of good will on the part
of thousands of ■ persons who : thronged
the streets of Portsmouth • and . sur
rounded the court house where Qov.
McLane pronounced his cordial words
of welcome. , . .
Peace Envoys Are Cheered
; The envoys of both Japan and-Rus
sia were much affected by the demon
stration of the American public. Mr.
Witte rode through the business sec
tion of the town with his tall silk hat
raised above his head in constant' ac
knpwledgment of 'salutes. " "Ambassador
Rosen,* 1 if' the" same 1 carrfage,' was also
uncovered ' In* honor of/ the cheering
crowds. ,'■',.• , ■'. ■
In the carriage following were, the two
Japanese envoys and they were not re
miss in responding to the' hurrahs of
the crowd. Three carriages were occu
pied by each mission, 1 and In the pro
cession through , the streets of Ports
mouth the Russians and Japanese were
given alternate positions; the first, third
and fifth carriages were Russians and
the second,' fourth and sixth Japanese.
! The landing was effected most ex
pedltlously and everything moved with
out the slightest iterruptlon. '.);'■
' The. envoys were met at the court
house' by Third Assistant Secretary
Pelrce, who presented Mr. Witte •to
Governor McLane and then Baron Ko
mura./ The senior Russian commis
sioner presented his suite to the chief
executive of New Hampshire and the
Japanese plenipotentiary did likewise.
When Hotel Wentworth was reached,
shortly after 3 o'clock, there was an
outburst of applause. . ■ . , ■• •'
Although private, dining rooms had
been provided for the plenipotentiaries,
both suites took dinner" at the same
time in the main dining room of the
The : Japanese were early to dinner
and were assigned a table In the center
of the long room. They had only half
concluded their dinner when the Rus
sian envoys entered and were escortel
to the extreme end of the room, directly
past the Japanese table. No sign of
recognition, however, was made ■ by
either. ■ . • •', \
Good Feeling Prevails
Concluding dinner Baron Komura ani
Minister Takahira strolled on the wide
veranda of the hotel down past the din
ing room windows and mingled with the
curious crowd that was endeavoring to
catch' a glimpse of the distinguished
diners within. They soon returned and
entered the hotel. .
When the Russians concluded dinner
they, too, showed signs of sociability.
They first strolled into the billiard room
of the hotel, where they remained f6r
some time and then sauntered leisurely
on an Inspection tour of their surround*
One of the interesting preliminary
questions to be settled by the confer
ence is the language in which the nego
tiations shall be concluded. .Mr. Witt*
speaks only French and Russian, while
Baron Rosen has also a: command' of
English. • Both of the Japanese are
proficient In the English tongue, but
Baron Komura speaks very little
French. It Is realized that if English
shall be chosen as the medium of com
munication translations must be made
to Mr. Witte. Should French be the
language decided upon translations will
have to be made, preferably Into Eng
lish for the Japanese.
While there are no official ' state
ments or predictions regarding the out
come of the . forthcoming negotiations
fCoßtlnaeA on Pa*« Tiro}
JAPANESE TEACE ENVOY
WALLS COLLAPSE; MANY
KILLED AND INJURED
DISASTER IN ALBANY DEPARTMENT STORE
Between Twenty and Thirty Men, Women and Children Meet
Death— About 100 Persons Are Still Missing, of
Whom Fifty Are Cas.h ' Boys
ALBANY,, N. T.,' Aug. B.— The middle
section of the big department storeof
John* Meyers 'company, in North Pearl
street, , collapsed early today-carrying
down wJthit over 100 perflons. J ~Caugßt
in'a chaos' of brick,"plaster' i a"nd wooden
beams,' between 20 and '30 men, .women
and I children met: death. ,;.. ' /
| The dead thus far removed" from the
FRANK LEONARD. ; . '
MISS ANNA' WHITBECK. "
MISS MINNIE BALLARD.
MISS "ALICE' SHARP. '
The. fatally injured: ',"
Miss Helen ue. '
Miss Mary McEvery.
, The' list of injured as completed to
night ■ shows • that 36 employes of , the
company were injured, three seriously.
Besides these; five shoppers were in
jured. '«..,.' '''■'.
The collapse occurred Bhortly . after
the opening hour,. when barely a score
of shoppers "were In the store.
A clock found In the debris . had
stopped at 12 minutes before 9, showing
when the crash occurred.
Many Doctors on Hand
In a short' time the city's 'entire
hospital and ambulance force was ■. on.
the . scene, aided by half a;hundred
doctors from' all parts of the'.clty.i The
volunteer rescuers continued 3 the- . work
until exhausted, when, their > .'places
were taken by. a 1 wrecking force num
bering 300 men from' the (Ne.w.'. York
Central and Delaware &; Hudson: rail
roads.: These delved In the ruins : rail
night,; but the work of. rescue . pro
ceeded slowly. - When darkness- came
it i was, estimated that nearly fifty per
sons ' still: rerrtajned- In the :,rulns, . and
not : more •• than ,- half : of. .these could
survive the weight; on .them.* \ .-.
Some 100 persons are still unaccount
ed for, but fifty of these are cash boys,
PROMINENT RESIDENT OF
SANTA PAULA DEAD
John Kelly Passes Away at Bard Hos-
pital Shortly After Loss of
Special to The Herald.
. VENTURA, Aug. .B.— John Kelly, a
prominent resident of Santa Paula,
died at the Bard hospital In this city
Sunday afternoon and was burled from
Relay's undertaking parlors this morn-
Ing, i Deceased,' who. was the owner of
the Cottage hotel, ■• which ; \burned ■ In
'Santa Paula Saturday, lived but a few
hours" afti-r his last misfortune. !
The, home, of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
G. Bartlett was the scene of a def*«ht
ful dancing party, last evening, *fcvj«
large . parlors . were prettily decoraVs^
and the porches were Illuminated with
Japanese lanterns. About twenty-four
couples participated In the. dance and
the supper : which followed.'
| F. M. Packard, superintendent of the
cwinty hospital, accompanied, by his
wife and daughters, Misses Mury and
Lena, returned from a trlp_ to Portland
and other northern places last night.
PRICE: DAILY/BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
of which; the ' firm has no record, and
the loss, of; the .pay roll, makes It dif
ficult -to: get "ariythlng ; llke a complete
listi of>inany. others. ,In all the- com
pany; nas -; 400 ' employes^' tnitV fit $,I* . ;of
these are*away ,-; bn^vacationsT'f* 6-""^6 -""^ *"'
• The. building which collapsed stands
In the heart of 'the shopping district at
39 ; and .', 41 North ' Pearl street. It is
owned partly by the company and part
ly by. the. estate of the late David Orr.
The loss to. the company is estimated
at between $200,000 and 1300,000.
The' building 'was a' very old one,
but untll : now was considered perfectly
safe. ' • • '
: Edward J. Horalne, one of the clerks
at the men's • furnishing counters, was
among j the - fortunate ones -to get | out
without a scratch. He assisted in re
moving, about thirty, girls to a neigh
boring store. ...
| "It all happened in a minute," said
he. ■ "I was engaged in getting my stock
In shape and there were not a half doz
en customers In , the store at the time.
I heard a roaring and tearing sound,
and then, the crash came. The shrieks
that followed drowned out every other
sound. Many of the girls sank, behind
their counters and had to be dragged
out lii a fainting condition." ..
• The work of rescue was soon begun.
Firemen ! and laborers worked with
clerks and business and professional
men who had heard the crash on their
iway to 'their offices. Every contractor
who had men" employed In the city, sus
pended work and offered assistance,
'arid' within an;hour after the build
ing fell the laborers were arriving by
the.wagonload. . .
In the rear of the store on James
street a score of employes were found
imprisoned in the cellar, where they had
;been-_ thrown from, the floors above.
Most of them recovered consciousness
and . several directed the work of
GIVE TAFT A BANQUET
Chamber of Commerce Honors AmerU
can Officials at Brilliant Din.
. ncr Function
By Associated Press.
MANILA, Aug. B.— Secretar Taft wa*
the guest of honor tonight at a banquet
given by 'the combined chambers of
commerce at the Grand opera house.
Covers ! were laid ' for 600 guests. * The
address' of welcome was made by Gov
A toast to the president was re
sponded to by Mr. Foster. '■ '.' .
Representative -Payne, in speakings of
the benefits of the trip, took occasion
To* propose. Secretary Taft as the next
> -candidate ftjr' president;
On entering the opera house and tak
ing a box; Miss Alice Roosevelt receive 1
a great ovation. •' ' ' ' '
. On Wednesday afternoon there will
be a'hearlng of the 'tobacco Interests
and MaJ. Gen. Corbtn will give ( a din
ner to Mies Uoosevelt, which will bo a
CALL ON MILITIA
SOLDIERS MAY BE NEEDED TO
SIXTY NEW CASES REPORTED
Rapid Spread of Disease Causes Great
Anxiety In New Orleans— Officer
Severely Hurt Trying to
'> NEW ORLEANS, Aug. B— Of- *'
\ ' t flclal report to 6 p. m.: "?. j|
> • New cases 60 4 »
;; Total to date.'......,.. 625 J;
Deaths '. * .4 < ,
" Total to date .117
;| New sub-foci M.\\
\ Total sub-foci to date ........114 +
By Associated Press.
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. B.— lf the
present chaotic condition of quarantine
matters in Louisiana Is not speedily
terminated in obedience to a proclama
tion Issued today, the state board 'of
health has announced Its Intention ' of
immediately invoking the civil powers
and, that failing, of asking Governor.
Blanchard to call out the militia and
restore and maintain order.
The proclamation resulted from the
letters sent yesterday by the governor
to President Souchon. The proclama- " : ; '
tion prohibits any town," parish or vil
lage from refusing admission to a*per-'.
sonfrom a non-Infected locality .■ hold- >
ing a health certificate not over twenty
four hours old, or. to a person from an
Infected locality^ who has , saent six
days in a detention camp and been dis-"
charged with i a marine hospital ; certi
ficate. Interference with the; passage,
of steamboats or trains Is forbidden un- ;
less they violate legal quarantine regu
lations. No mail,', freight or express
matter shall under the proclamation be
refused from infected territories < pro
vided It Is carried" In cars which ; have >
been fumigated by the marine hospi
tal service. - All persons who disregard
these ( regulations, ; under , the semblance )
of boards of i health, or mass meetings; .
are warned that they make themselves;
liable to answer in the. courts. It, is an
nounced 'that . no '■ more : illegal restric- •
tions on .travel: er, commerce will be ,„
-■Mvr.iif'j;-".-'- ■• _, ...^^r^;.'--^.;jf--ij"y
4vlt.i»*tinderstrJod"that4 v lt.i»*tinderstrJod"that the action" taKen"^'
by ; the board , of health has the \ full .'
sympathy of Governor Blanchard and
that •as a, result at least in ' Louisiana ;
there will be a modification of .the, :
present onerous quarantines.
Many: New Cases'
Because of the large number of cases
reported the fever * situation ' did not
have so favorable an aspect today, ' but
it is expected that -the increase is th-s
result' of the investigation of a number
of suspicious cases -of sickness. '" some
of : which the | health -" authorities I were
(Con tin tied on Page Tiro)
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Fair Wed.
nesday; light west winds. Maxi
mum temperature In Los Angebs
yesterday, 89 degrees; minimum,
I—Oldfleld1 — Oldfleld has narrow escape.
2— Social whirl loses devotee. .
3 — Dog catcher and actor In fight
4— Southern California news. - '
s— Faints as he lectures. .
6— Editorial. \ ,
7 — Wants fewer saloons. "
8.9 — Classified advertisements.
10 — Sports.
11 — Tribute to late Bishop Mora.
12— Public advertising. :.
14— Retiring chief is praised.
' Secretary Shaw addresses Republican
state convention at Roanoke, Va. iwcenxM
Japanese and Russian peace envoys
arrive at Portsmouth.
Barney Oldfield seriously Injured
during automobile race at Grosse Point
,- FOREIGN gggJ
Russian gunboat bombards town on
northern coast of Isle of Crete.
Manila merchants give big banquet
to Secretary Taft.
Emperor of Russia approves of plan
of national assembly and will Issue
State board of trade In session at
San Francisco passes resolution oppos
Commissioners decide on heavy ex
penditure for protection of banks of
Sixty-sixth victim of Bennlnfton c*'
plosion dies In Ban Diego hospital.
Minister collapses while addressing: con*
gregatton of young men. ■
Habeas corpus proceedings against 8.
P. C. A. Is sustained, by Judge Smith.
■ II; E. - Hunting-ton soon', to arrive from
New York called here by his constantly -
Increasing; Interests. ■■
"Si-ottlo" makes new demands on Santa
Fe. • : • ■ i . ■ ■ ■ •■" •■ : " !
Detectives have . Information that Rose
Quln. who disappeared Friday . night, U •
playing simply a childish freuk.
Sightless and ; crippled man ■Is refused
service at a Seventh street cafe because
he Is unfortunate. ••■■ ■ ■
. Henry Stockbrldga of the Burbank
theater tries ' conclusions with a dog
"catcher. ,■, ■ - • :
.Municipal 'league complains of saloon*
In vicinity of First street and urges re*,
vocation of eight licenses.
Police commission accepts Chief of
Police Hammel's leslgnatlon to take effect
Se ptember 1. .:t mum tflM"*fi»«|SMMlW|aSj*'*W
Plans for "drumming ship" meet with
favor. ••* *>»"iw»' | tfk l^Mi*<*" *■•*•'" CJMttMSMMsw**'
Loving tribute la paid to the memory ot