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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 57-
Official Russia Fully
Witte Calls Cabinet in
It Is Reported That Soldiers In Man.
churla Are Rebellious and That
Linevltch In Putting Down
Revolt Executed Many
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 26,— Thi
successful mutiny of tho sailors of Se
bastopol, accompanied by the first open
revolt of an entire regiment of troops,
has created the greatest alarm in gov
ernment circles and no attempt Is made
to disguise the seriousness of this latest
. The army is tho last prop of the gov
ernment. Mutiny is contagious and
the epidemic of revolt which has at
tacked in turn practically all the units
of the navy from Vladivostok to Cron-
Btadt, it Is now feared Is destined to
spread throughout the army.
Ugly reports have been repeatedly
circulated of the sedition among the
soldiers In Manchuria, and it was spe
cifically reported a week ago that Gen.
Linevltch had to put down a mutiny
with considerable bloodshed, and that
subsequently he executed forty-two
men. No confirmation of this report
was obtainable, but whether it be true
or not the moral effect of the troops on
duty in Russia has certainly every
where been shaken by the revolution
ary propaganda and the fidelity of In
dividual units, even of the guard regi
ments, is questioned.
During the disorders following the
promulgation of the Imperial manifesto,
some of the provincial governors re
frained from testing the loyalty of the
troops, preferring to rely on the Cos
sacks, who showed no signs of waver
Witte Calls Cabinet Session
Count "Witte called an extraordinary
session of the cabinet this afternoon
and another session was held tonight to
consider the situation. Grand Duke
Nicholas Nlcholalevltch, president of
the council of national defense and
commander of the imperial guari?., was
present, and this fact caused a revival
of the rumor that the grand duke
might immediately be appointed dicta
tor; but it can be taken for granted
that this step haß not been decided
upon, as it is plain that a dictatorship
at the present juncture -would be sure
to precipitate an Immediate armed
revolution. Nevertheless Count Wltte's
government, If it continues its present
policy, in the opinion of many students
of the situation will be powerless to
cope with the Increasing problems by
which it Is constantly confronted. The
revolutionary tide subsides only to
mount higher and the extreme el
ements, convinced that the government
must fall, are raising their demands
The Klovo today pertinently pointed
out the inconsistency of the demand
of the revolutionaries for the abolition
of the death penalty, saying: "They
base their demand on humanitarian
grounds, yet they closed the drug
stores, which furnished medicines to
the sick, and stopped the railroads,
which were carrying relief to millions
suffering from famine."
Beginning of the End
The Rubs halls the mutiny at Sebas
topol as the beginning of the end and
calls upon the zemstvo congress to
quit talking and to come to St. Peters
burg in the name of the country and
ask Count Wlttee what ho proposes to
do to tranquillize the people, and if
the reply bo unsatisfactory, to take the
only step which remains, namely, tha
formation of a. provisional grovern
M. Souvarin, editor of the Novoe
Vromya, likens the situation to a
hydra-headed monster which no sooner
than one of its heads is cut off, grows
two in Its place, adding that "unfortu
nntely there is no Hercules in sight."
Tho only immediate measure the gov
ernment is known to have decided upon
is the enactment of a drastic law to
punish persons guilty of inciting
strikes, but this would only bo likely
to Influence the Socialists. The phys
ical impossibility of holding elections
in many provinces owing to the pre
valence of agrarian disorders and the
generally disturbed conditions, involv
ing the postponement of the meeting of
the douma, which Is sure to be misin
terpreted, continues another danger and
adds weight to the arguments of those
who are urging on Count Witte that
the only chance of restoring compar
ative tranquillity is to Induce the em
peror to sign a constitution guarantee
ing tho liberties promised in the mani
festo. They declare that the choice
lies between that and a dictatorship.
4000 SAILORS IN MUTINY
Officials Believe Revolt the Result of
a Careful Plan
Hv Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 27, 1:30 a.
m. — At midnight the Associated Press
was informed by an official of the ad
miralty that the reports received up
.to that hour (showed there had been
no- conflict at Sebastopol yesterday. So
far as the officials knew the crews of
the Ulack sea fleet were still loyal,
but beyond that no information was
vouchsafed. It is not known whether
the troops which were ordered to pro
ceed from Simferopol have arrived at
The.Rullors who mutinied number
about 4000 and belong to ''various
equipages from the Twenty-eighth to
the Thirty-sixth. Including the sail
ors on board the ships there were
about 8000 in Sebastopol when the
mutiny occurred. Tho troops in the
garrison conslnted cf the Brest and
Blelostok regiments with two battal
mldiis of artillery and one battalion of
i fortress artillery. The Blelostok regl
lincutI incut during the outbreak several
weeks ago fired upon the soldiers, and
at the admiralty no doubt is now en
tertutned that tho mutiny was the re
sult of the carefully prepared work of
revolutionary workers to whom the
titpport given tho mutineers at Cron-
Mtaiit by the workmen of St. Peters
burg uttered v uuwerl'ul weauuu.
Los Angeles Herald.
PRICEI "'lVSt^'" (65 CENTS
OFFICERS SHOOT MAN
IN DESPERATE FIGHT
Attempt at Arrest Resisted and Running
Pistol Battle Ensues
Frank McDonald Opens Fire Upon Patrolman and
Runs Into the Arms of Detectives, Who
Give Battle and Wound Him
Realizing that he wn* protected by a
background of women nnd children that
gathered at Fourth nnd Wall streets
yesterday afternoon, attracted by Pa
trolman W. A. King chasing a man,
Frank McDonald deliberately drew a
revolver and fired three shots at Officer
King, who had just arrested him. Not
ing that he had failed to hit the police
man, McDonald dashed down Fourth
street, exchanging shots with King.
Near San Pedro and Winston streets
McDonald suddenly came in view of
Detectives Roberds and Rltch. The.
secret service men drew their revolvers
and McDonald turned upon them. With
the second shot Roberds caught Mc-
Donald In the left thigh and brought
him to the ground.
While It lasted the revolver battle
was furious. McDonald was desperate
and shot to kill, while the police sought
only to cripple the man, which they
finally succeeded In doing.
McDonald has been sought by the
local police on the charge of stealing
a valuable saddle from the Keno sta
bles at 1007 South Los Angeles streets
last Friday. Fred Smith, who rented
McDonald the horse, located McDonald
yesterday afternoon and followed him.
Patrolman King appeared and Smith
pointed to McDonald and told King
whom he believed the man to be.
King approached McDonald and cried
out to him to stop. Instantly McDon
ald began to run, but King easily over
hauled him and arrested him. McDon
ald glanced uneasily about and turning
Profiting by the mistakes of the muti
neers at Cronstadt, however, . those at
Sebastopol took particular care to
adopt measures to prevent their meet
ing degenerating Into a drunken riot,
and so far as known both the muti
neers and the workmen in the port
have comported themselves in a per
fectly orderly fashion.
There Is a strong impression here
that intelligent leaders are at the head
of the movement. ■ It is also evident
that the sailors at Cronstadt have had
underground information of what was
happening at Sebastopol, because Sat
urday morning before the news was
known in St. Petersburg reports of
the mutiny were freely circulated at
Threats by Birlleff
Vice Admiral Birlleff. .minister of
marine, had issued a formal order
threatening with arrest and the se
verest punishment under the law all
tlose who circulated reports ot the
In both cabinet and naval circles It
is regarded as absolutely vital that
the mutiny be crushed in tho severest
fashion at any coat if discipline In the
navy is to be restored and the army
held loyal. . . .
In the event of the sailors of Vice
Admiral Chouknln's ships remaining
loyal, they will co-operate with the
troops of the Seventh corps from Sim
feropol. The problem of hemming in
the mutineers and subduing the re
volt Is stated by naval officers to bn
comparatively easy. The marine bar
racks lie at the extremity of a nar
row tongue of land 'Jutting out be
tween the southern roadstead and
what is known as the "ships bay."
The barracks of the Klelostok regi
ment are at tho very nock of the pen
insula nestling under the shelter of
the famous Malnkoff hill, barring the
route to the city, which lies on (he
southern side of the roadstead oppo
site the quarters of tho sailors. The
warships could enter the roadstead
and "Ships bay," practically surround
the mutineers on three sides and bat
ter their barracks down about their
ears. The forts of Sebastopol lie west
and south of the city and along the
north shore of Sebastopol bay and only
the guns of Fort Constantino, which
defend the entrance to the roadstead,
could be brought to bear upon the bar
RUSSIAN PRISONERS REVOLT
Two Officers Killed and Five Wounded
By Associated Press.
LONDON. Nov. 26.— A dispatch to a
news agency frpm Vladivostok, dated
November 25, says.
"A number of Russian troops who
were taken prisoners at Port Arthur
and who were recently returned here
for enrollment in the local garrison re
volted today, killing two of their offi
cers and wounding five others. The
reasons for the revolt are not known."
MUTINEERB ARE ORDERLY
No Disturbance by Rebels Reported
By Associated Press.
SICBASTOPOL, Nov. 26.— Though the
mutinous sailors have not yet mib
mitted, but on the contrary have re
ceived promises of support from the
crews of the battleship Pantelelmon
(formerly the Knlaz Potemkine) and
the cruiser Otchakoff, and though they
nre In complete possession of Admiralty
point, where the barracks are located,
there were no dinoredrs today and the
situation Is regarded as much Im
The mutineers have been deserted by
the Brest regiment, which marched off
under arms to a camp formed by loyal
sailors and sent a message to Vice Ad
miral Ohouknln asking his pardon and
saying they were ready to veturn to
duty. The crews of all the ships ex
cept the Pantelelmon and tha Oteha
koff refused to join the mutiny and re
fused to answer the signals of the
sailors on shore. The men on the ships
named have not yet risen. The author
ities have posted artillery on the boule
vard, which is the sole avenue of com
munication between the city and the
stronghold of the mutineers, and on
Ualaklava road, the only other egress
from Admiralty point. They have the
mutineers completely hemmed, but am
awaiting the arrlvol of the troops from
Simferopol before attempting to retake
the, ban ticks.
Btnull bodies of unarmed sailors, how
ever, were allowed to enter the city
today and they strolled about without
MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 37, 1905.
to King uttered nn onth and drew a
revolver from his pocket.
"I am going to kill you," rrled Mc-
Donald, nnd placing himself In front
of a frightened group of women and
children, aimed at King's head find
fired. The bullet went wide of Its mark,
As he turned McDonnld fired two shots
at King, narrowly missing the officer.
Shot by Detective
When McDonald left the cover of the
human background, King began shoot-
Ing at his legs. McDonald dashed down
the street, turning on Winston stiect,
whore he met Roberds nnd Rltch.
As the detectives drew their revolvers
McDonnld began shooting nt them.
The detectives returned the fire, aiming
nt McDonald's legs. On the second shot
Roberds brought him down.
A bitter smile passed over McDonalrVs
fnce ns he leaped Into the air and fell.
The instant that he felt the pang of
pain from the wound he threw his
revolver Into the air. Without further
resistance ho yielded and was removed
to the receiving hospital In the patrol
After the surgeons removed the bullet
from his leg, the officers began to ques
tion McDonald concerning his past.
With reluctance McDonald told the
police that he came here thres months
ago from Grand Rapids, Mich. How
ever, he refused to give his address In
Los Angeles or say what he had been
doing while In this city.
A. H. .Hunt, proprietor of the Keno
stables, said last evening that the sad
dle was worth about $100 and the horse
is valued at $65. No trace of the horse
or the saddle has been found.
being molested. The government build
ings are guarded by troops.
The mutineers apparently are in a
state of excellent discipline. They have
constructed barracks, have placed ".i
guard at the aqueduct which supplies
the barracks and have thrown out
pickets which take regular turns at
guard duty. They declared that they
had risen because their commanders
had withheld concessions promised by
the emperor and that they aro ready to
hold out until these are put into effect.
The mutineers held a meeting today
in the barracks, at which deputation*
from the Pantelelmon and ■ OtchakofC
The strike of the railroad men In sym
pathy with the mutinous sailors is de
laying the arrlvnl of troops. . ... ...
Fugitives from this city went in car
riages to Simferopol today, but the
panic has abated to some extent.
STORY OF THE REVOLT
Delayed Message Tells Details of the I
By Associated Press.
SI3BASTOPOL. Saturday, Nov. 25,
midnight.— (Delayed in transmission.)
— The long expected mutiny of sailors
who have been on the verge of revolt
has come and Russia's stronghold on
the Black sea Is in danger of falling
completely Into their hunds.
The situation is very critical. All
the shore forces, numbering 4000
men, are in open rebellion, having
driven away or taken their officers
The Brest regiment of infantry hns
gone over in a body to the mutineers.
General Neplueff, tho commander of
the fortress, is a captive.
The Blelostok regiment, the only oth
er regiment In the city, received the
mutineers with cheers, but thus far
it remains loyal.
Some of the artillerists have also
joined the men In revolt.
Besides the Hielostok regiment there
are two battalions of artillery and a
battalion of fortress artillery here.
The Kuxine fleet In standing in the
offing and In still obeying the orders
of Vice Admiral Ohouknln, but the
crews are disaffected nnd them is
great doubt whether they can be re
strained from joining the mutlners and
greater doubt that they will flro upon
Friday eight sailors at the • barracks
seized, disarmed and expelled their of
ficers. They then assembled ' a great
meeting. near Admiral Piaarevskl,
commander of the practice squadron,
supported by a company from the Brest
regiment, went to the meeting nnd when
it refused to disperse ordered the troops
to fire. Instead of shooting the mutin
eers, however, two shots rang out and
Capt. Stein of the company fell dead
and Rear Admiral Plzarevski received
a ball In his shoulder.
This morning (Saturday) they were
joined by the workmen of the port and
at 11 o'clock In complete order the sail
ors, carrying the banner of St. George
and the workmen red (lags, inarched
to the barracks of the Brest regiment.
The officers of the regiment threatened
to fire on the mutineers, but Hen. Ne
puteff, a colonel and five other officers
surrendered and were sent under escort
to the marine prison.
Being reinforced by the rank and file
of the entire regiment the mutineers
and workmen formed a procession com
posed of 10,000 men and inarched
through the city. At Novlssllsteff place
the procession encountered several com
panies of the Blelostok regiment with
a machine gun battery. The mutineers
approached, their bands playing the
national anthem nnd the soldiers re
ceived the procession with full military
honors, presenting arms and exchang
ing cheers. But the Bielostok men re
sisted the appeals of the mutineers to
Join them and obeying the orders of
Commander Schulman, marched off to
ward the road leading 1 to Bulaklava.
Tlio battery, however, remained with
the mutineers and participated in the
' After the meeting 1 the procession
formed again and went to the barracks
of the Blelostok regiment, where there
were other companies, but these com
panies also declined the invitation of
the mutineers to Join them.
In the afternoon the sailors from the
barracks signaled their comrades
aboard the warships to Join them, and
also sent a deputation to Vice Admiral
Chouknln, urging him to com« to the
sailors' barracks and hear their griev
ances. But the admiral, In a short
npi-c.li In which .he ■ pointed out the
criminality of their uc-
iCunttuued uu fa** 'i'*ro>
FOR RIG STRIKE
OPERATORS PREPARING FOR
STRUGGLE WITH MEN
Salesmen Are Called In and No More
Anthracite Is to Be Offered
Until the Trouble Is
Speclnl to Th'<! Herald.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Nov. 26.— A secret
mooting was held In Philadelphia a few
days ago by tho anthracite coal opera
tors, at which It was decided to fight
the demands which will undoubtedly bo
made by th« United Mine Workers ot
America. These include recognition of
the union, the eight-hour day and a
minimum wage scale for day labor.
The coal operators decided to call In
their salesmen until ' the trouble •.«
settled, nnd no more conl will be of
fered. They alfo declare that If their
mines are to be closed down the bitu
minous mines must close also nt the
same time, but how this Is to be ac
complished Is not made evident.
A Plttsburg coal operator sent a rep
resentative among the coal storage
plants In the east and his report wa.i
that never before was there such a
quantity of coal stored at this season
of the year. Every storage bin Is filled
The Plttsburger said the anthracite
operators would clear up twenty mil
lions on tholr stored coal If the strike
should continue for any length of time.
KILLS HERSELF, LEAVING
LETTER BLAMING HUSBAND
MRS. M. W. BENSON TAKES LIFE
Message of the Dead Woman Is Ad
dressed to Her Child, Mrs. Emma
Catwell Sharon of This City— She
Had Property Here.
gpeclal to The Herald.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Nov. 26.— Mrs. M.
W. Benson, aged 45, who with her
husband, has Just come here from Los
Angeles, Cal., and were boarding at tha
residence ot Dr. W. 8. Sturgeon, com
mitted suicide this afternoon by taking
carbolic add. Dr. Sturgeon says that
when summoned to the woman's bed
side he gave her a drink ot whisky and
immediately af tpr this Mr. Benson put
him out of the' room. "Other medical
aid was summoned by the husband af
ter an interval, . but it was then too
late to do anything for the woman.
In a letter left behind by Mrs. Ben
son sho says: "Will you send this to
my child, Mrs. Emma Caswell Sharon.
Ijet her know I that her papa has
caused me to take my life at last. If
you had taken me when I begged you
to. It would have saved my life. But
you would. not, now It Is too late. My
folks all wanted me to go with him
up here and maybe he would not drink
so much. It was the same old thing
and now my heart 1b broken and he
caused me to kill myself."
Benson had just obtained work as a
blacksmith with the Republic Iron and
Steel Co. Other letters left behind by
the woman Indicated she had proper
ty in Los Angeles.
CONFESSES TO GOV. FOLK
Convict Raymond Makes a Statement
as to the Arms Used In the
By Associated l'rnss.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 26.—
Governor J. If. Folk todiiy secured a
confession from Edward Raymond, one
of the convicts who participated in tho
mutiny at the state penitentiary here
Friday as to the firearms and ex
plosives used by the mutineers.
At the grave here today of John Clay,
the guard killed In the mutiny, Gov
ernor Folk, before 300(1 persons, de
livered an eulogy, in which he said:
"I want the state of Missouri,
through the next assembly, to erect n
monument hero and at Clifton, where
Capt. Allison, who also gave his
life at the same time, is being burled
today; and on earh of these monu
ments I want Inscribed the words: 'He
died at his post of duty.' "
CADET'S BODY DISINTERRED
Autopsy Performed on Branch's Re-
mains, but All Are Sworn
ANNAPOLIS, Ma, Nov. 26.-The
body of Mldßhlpman James R. Branch,
jr., who died after a fist fight with
Midshipman Merlwether was disin
terred today and an autopsy was held
by a board of naval medical officers
pursuant to order of the secretary of
the navy. The condition of the body
was found to be such that those who
made tho autopsy will be able to
answer questions that have arisen dur
ing the Mcriwether trial as to the con
dition of Branch's heart and other or
gans prior to the fight.
All those taking part In the autopsy
were bound to secrecy as to their dis
coveries until the evidence Is given
before the court-martial.
GUN MISSES FIRE
Policeman Escapes Death and Two
Burglars Are Taken
BAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26.— 1t was
the faulty action of an old style 41
callber Colt's revolver that saved the
life ot Policeman B. a. McDonnell
Saturday night and prevented Frank
Mansfield, alias Frank Jones, allaa
Joe Williams, a well known crook and
former convict, from becoming a mur
It happened In the home of R. T.
Allen of 2204 Jackson stree, where
Mansfield and a pal. Joslah Hawkins,
were committing a burglary. The po.
lice came upon them while they were
engaged in their task and the failure
of Mansfield to kill McDonnell led to
the Immediate .capture of the two
EIGHTEEN KILLED IN
Heavy Fog Causes Bear End Collision on
Boston & Maine 1 Line
Passengers Are Crushed, Suffocated and Burned to
Death— At Least 25 Sustain Serious Injuries,
Besides Many Others Slightly Hurt
By Associated Press.
LINCOLN, Mnss., Nov. 26.— Eighteen
persons were killed, twenty-five were
seriously Injured and probably a score
of others cut nnd bruised In the most
disastrous railroad wreck recorded in
this state for many years. The wreck
occurred at 8:15 o'clock at Bakers
Bridge Mntlon, ft mllo and ft half west
of Lincoln on the main line of the
Fltchburg division of the Boston &
EUGENE BARNARD, engineer of
the Montreal train.
DIX LYONS, fireman of the Mon
ANNA HILBRIUOE. aged five years,
Acton. ■• t. •
DANIEL WEATIIERBEE. Acton.
MAY OAMPBEL.U Maynard.
WILLIAM 3, BATIRIS, Maynnrd.
THREE-YEAR-OLD CHILD OF
MAY COLLINS. Concord Junction.
NELLIE SWEBNKY, Concord.
. MAGANO. Concord.
Eight unidentified bodies.
The following persons were taken to
the Massachusetts general hospital in
Hurry Broartbent, Maynnrd.
Andrew Carlson, Maynard, condition
Snvarlo Vando, Sandford, condition
Andrew K. Lane, address not known.
Mnbel Hastings. South Acton.
Nlsholas Holbrook, Maynard.
Hnrry Vant, South Acton, condition
Mntthew Campbell. Mnynard.
Egbert Campbell, condition serious.
Mrs. Clara Fuller, Leomlnster, condi
Mrs. Albert Bentley. Maynard,
crushed thigh, condition critical.
Mrß. ■William Barrls. Maynard.
Anna Klavcn, Maynard.
Peter Weston, Maynard.
Among others injured who were
treated near the scene of the wreck
were the following:
Hoke Smith." Concord.
Mr. and Mrs. John Davis and their
daughters Bessie and Maud of May
nard. t ';*■>■ ■:.;;.
The regular Sunday express which
left Boston at 7:45 o'clock for Mon
treal by way ot the Rutland system,
crashed into the rear end of &n ac
commodation train bound for points
on the Marlborough branch and -which
started from Boston at 7:15. • Of the
dead a dozen were passengers In the
two rear cars of the Mnrlborough train.
The other two were engineer Barnard
of the Montreal express nnd his fire
man. Of those who lost their lives, a,
number were apparently killed in
stantly in the collisions, while other*
were either burned to death or diod
from suffocation. ■
Thick Weather Caused Wreck
The wreck was primarily due to
thick weather which apparently ob
scured signals set by the forward
train, which at the time of the disas
ter wns standing in front of Baker's
Bridge station. The passengers
lived In Concord. West Acton,
Maynard, Hudson, Marlborough and
several smaller towns In the Assaest
valley. ■ None of the passengers
on the. Montreal train was se
riously hurt, but the engineer and fire
man ot the leading locomotive were
hilled. The wreck caught fire and
some of the passengers were inciner
ated. Few persons live In the vicinity
of Baker's Bridge station and no fire
department was available, so that the
flames praettcaly burned themselves
out. The uninjured passengers and a
BELMONT URGES PUBLICITY
Takes Steps to Becure Legislation to
Make Campaign Contribu.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2fi.— Perry Bu
rnout of New York, who is advocating
a plan for publicity In all matters re
lating to campaign contributions, has
appointed a committee of prominent
men to urge legislation on the subject.
Mr. Belmont has sent letters to prom
inent men throughout the country ex
prepsing the opinion that the time has
arrived to advocate by means of organ
ization, national in chnrncter, the en
actment in other states of such legis
lation on the subject as "embodies the
results of practical experience of Mis
souri and Massachusetts."
The letter says William J. Brynn,
Judge Gray, Carl Schur!!. James IJ.
Garfleld, Edward M. Shepard nnd
Samuel Gompers are among those who
have consented to act hs members of
the national committee now being
I "Tho necessity of federal legislation
on this subject has become apparent,"
It Is added, "such legislation should be
strongly supported in the coming ses
sion of congress."
The committee is not yet complete.
WILL NOT SEEK OUR AID
Cuba Will Not Ask the United States
to Intervene In Isle of Pines
i.y Associated Press.
HAVANA, Nov. 26.— 1t Is understood
that the Cuban government Is com
municating with the United States
government as to which government Is
to deal with the Americans In the Isle
of Pines in the event of the latter
carrying out their cll»ged threat to
assume territorial offices.
The Associated Press has been in
formed In the most positive terms that
whatever develops In the Isle of Pines
dispute, Cuba under no circumstances
will ask the Uulted States to inter*
vene, not even to the extent of send.
Ing a gunboat to preserve order among
the American citizens there.
Welcome Rain at Fresno
Sy Associated Press, ij ,
KRKBNO, Nov. 26.— A eteffy rain
began falling tonight at 11 o'c) • k. The
showers, are very welcome,/ .peclally
In the gracing district. Pi/ ,>ects aro
for an all-night downpour,//
PRICE: SINGLE COPY, 5 CENTS
number of train hands, adulated by vil
lagers, went to the aid of the Injured
and many persons were rescued.
Many Volunteer as Nurses
Tho railroad station and « number
of dwelling houses were turned into
temporary hospitals nnd many volun
teer nurses assisted In relieving the
suffering of the Injured. Later the
most seriously hurt were taken to
Boston on a special train.
The train upon which practically all
the casualties occurred left the North
ntatlon In Boston at 7:15 o'clock with
foil" 1 cars flllod with passengers.
The second train which figured In the
collision Is known as the Sunday night
Montreal Express. The Montreal train
does not stop at the small stations and
after passing "Waltham does not stop
ordinarily until It reaches Concord, two
miles west of Baker's Bridge station.
Owing to the heavy local traffic the
Mnrlborough branch train was behind
time when It reached Baker's Bridge
station. According to the statement of
persons who were at the depot there,
a brakeman was sent to place a fuse
or red fire torch some distance in the
rear. The night waß unusually dark,
partly owing to a dense mist. According
to those at the station at the time
the torch had not been set more than a
minute before the roar of a heavy train
around a curve a short distance east
of the depot was heard. Within a few
seconds the headlight of an onrushlng
locomotive showed through the mist
and before a hand could bo lifted to
warn the passengers in the waiting
train the two ponderous engines, travel-
Ing at a speed of thirty-five miles an
hour, crashed into it. The impact was
The leading locomotive telescoped the
rear car of the Marlborough train and
the secqnd engine forced this mass
against the third car of the local and
completely wrecked it. In these two
cars all but two of the fatalities oc
curred and practically all of the in
juries. The collision destroyed the for
ward locomotive of the Montreal train,
but the engine following, although much
damaged, did not leave the rails. None
of the cars of the express was thrown
from the track and the collision appar
ently had little effect upon- those in
them. -,; - >;■ t. i
Fire Increases Horrors
Fire added to the horrors, flames al
most Immediately communicating to
the wreckage of the passenger coaches.
A number of passengers who had been
pinned' down by broken seats were in
cinerated. Some of them, however, had
evidently been killed instantly. The
second car of the local train remained
standing on the rails and was not
Passengers from both trains, railroad
employes and a number of villagers
rushed to the wrecked cars and assisted
many persons to escape. The flames
made It difficult to reach some who
were alive but who were unable to free
themselves from the maBS. For the
time it was necessary to lay Injured
persons side by side with the bodies of
the dead until every effort possible had
been made to rescue other victims.
Thirteen of the dead were ' sent to
Boston on the special train, together
with fourteen of the most seriously In
jured, of whom It was feared that three
would die within a short time. The
majority of those injured were, women.
The officials of the Boston & Maine
railroad will make an exhaustive In
quiry Into the cause of the collision.
It is probable that the district court
will also hold an investigation.
EQUITABLE'S ASSETS RIGHT
Expert Accountants Certify That
They Are All Found to Be
By Asnoclated Press.
NKW YORK. Nov. 26.— English and
American accountants have Jointly
made an examination of the affairs of
the Equitable Life society of the Unit
ed States and certify to the following
statement, as of September 30, 1905:
"The assets of the society as claimed
are all found to bo on hand, and in
value to amount to $416,166,500. The
surplus over and above all liabilities
amounts to $67,142,865.42.
"The reduction in assets Is brought
about entirely by a conservative re
valuation, most of which Is in real es
tate nnd shares owned by the society
In certain financial institutions."
MINING ENGINEER ARRESTED
He Is Wanted in Salt Lake on the
Charge of Embezzling a
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 26.— The po
lice of this city have arrested Fred 11.
Perkins, alias C. G. Franklin, alias
Fred Stackner, said to bo wanted In
Salt Lake, Utah, to answer a charge
of having embezzled between $15,000 and
$20,000. Perkins is a mining engineer,
formerly In charge of the Blackhuwk
and West Superior mines in Arizona.
Money was sent, it is alleged, to de
velop the company's mines and when
an examination made Inst August re
vealed the fact that the developments
had not been made, Perkins, it is as
Island Crumbling Away
NEW YORK. Nov. 26.— Following the
sudden submersion yesterday of a por
tion of Barren island, on which stood
several buildings of the rendering plant
of the New York' Sanitary Utilization
company, another section of the island
crumbled and was engulfed today,
about 20,000 square feet disappearing
beneath the water. It Is feared that the
gradual washing away of the sand will
clntinue and efforts are being made to
counteract the effect of the tidal cur
Schooner Bella Ashore
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 26.— Advices
to the Merchants exchange say that
the , schooner Bella is ashore ■. at . the
mouth of the Bluslaw river, and taut
•he will probubly be v total wreck.
Main News Section
English Battleship Is
Terrible Storm Sweeps
Rumor Current In London That th»
King Edward VII Has Been
Wrecked— Gale lo Most
Severe In Years
Sttclnl Cthla to Th» H«r«ld.
LONDON, Nov. 26.— A rumor Is cur*
rent here, the source of which cannot
be ascertained, that the first class bat
tleship King Edward VII foundered
during a storm in the English channel.
There Is no confirmation of the'ru'mor.'
A storm of unusual violence Is rag
ing tonight in the channel. No such
gain has been experienced at Dover la
recent years. The steamer . Kroonland
has been held uq for several hours, it
being too dangerous for her to approach
the landing. Late tonight the sea was
breaking over the Admiralty pier, which
is partially under water. •-. The boat
train from London tonight was unable
to proceed to the pier. Channel service
is suspended. The Calais boat broke
from her moorings and put to sea for
safety. , ■•
The Graf TTaldersee arrived off Dover
this evening and proceeded direct .to
Hamburg owing to the tremendous sea.
The steamer Patricia is cruising In. the
channel watting for the weather to
moderate. .'.'•'' . • ■
FOUND WITH HEAD SEVERED
Remains of an Unidentified Man Dl».
covered Beside Railroad Tracks
Near Midway ..
By Associated Press.
OAKLAND,. Nov. 28.— Mystery en
velops the case of an unidentified man
whose body, with the head . severed,
was found last night ] lying near I the
Southern Pacific company's tracks near
Midway, east of Llverniorc. : ■
. Only a | few ' hours . before • the head
less corpse was seen by railroad. men
on a passing freight train the stranger
was running amuck in - the little vil
lage, attacking men with a maniac's
ferocity. Armed with' a * big t wooden
bludgeon, the crazed man tore through
the main street, howling ; like a mad
dervish.'- "Several persons, : who tried to
check the wild actions of the stranger,'
were assaulted and with difficulty es
caped serious injury at his: hands. 1 ; ■;
At dusk the madman disappeared af
ter running riot for several" hours. •-\
San Francisco Plumber Is Killed and
His Wife Has a Narrow
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26.— Thomas
J. Walcott, a contracting plumber who
lived at 920 Church street with '.*. his
wife, her three children by a former
marriage and her nephew, accidentally
lost his life this morning by gas'as
phyxiation.' Mrs. Walcott narrowly es
caped death by the same agency. •/■*ij
Unconscious when discovered by, her
children, she was brought back to life
only after strenuous efforts on. the part
of the physicians who were hurriedly,
summoned. ' '•'■•'*" .-
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Rain Mon
day; brisk to high southerly wind.
Maximum temperature in Los An.'
geles yesterday, 65 degrees; mini,
mum, 50 degrees.
I— Officers shoot man In fight.
2— Shows farmers are prosperous.
3— Portland wins double header.
s—City5 — City news.
6.7 — Classified advertisements.
B—Southern8 — Southern California news.
I—Makes1 — Makes plans for muslcale.
184.108.40.206-6.7— Public advertising.
Fifteen persons killed In train wreck
Secretary Wilson issues annual re
port, showing prosperous condition of
Los Angeles woman commits suicide
In Plttsburif under dramatic circum
Russian officials thoroughly alarmed
nti magnitude, of mutiny.
Fleet of iilllril powers arrives at
Island of Mltylnne.
Visit of Towflk Pasha to British find
AiiKtro-llungary ambiixsailnrs is taken
as sign that sultan is yielding. -
Tonng mnn living In San Diego!
county accidentally kills himself whllo
hunting. ■ '
. Tlireo residences in Riverside looted '
by robbers. >tts*»sy«iK
Sunday concert in Paßadena proves a
big success. -
ir. Li, Redd run down and seriously
injured on Spring street by speeding
Lost Bteinhoff children rostored :to 1
their mother through agency of Horald
Incendiary startß fire in lumber yard. I
Contiagrration narrowly averted. :-/..
Steady rain Improves crops all over
southern district!. .
Italians organise relief society and '
will build a hospital. -v, »■■< ■>••.■ . •. ..>■. '
City engineer'H .staff occupy upper
half of old council chamber.
City council Is temporarily crowded •»
from quarters * owing to . t xpamluu of £