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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 81.
SANTA FE DIES
EDWARD WILDER EXPIRES AT
Official Had Long Been III, but Kept
Up and Transacted the Affairs
of Hit Office at
By Associated Press.
TOPKKA, Kas., Dec. 20.— Rd ward
Wilder, trenjiurer of the Atchlson, To
peka fit Snnta Fe railroad since 1876,
died at his homo in this city at 8:40
o'clock tonight of tuberculosis of the
He had been sick for two years, but
did not give up until a week ago, tak
ing care of his work sitting on his porch
dictating to his stenographer. Ho at
tended the annual meeting of the di
rectors October 26, his last appearance
ut the general ofllccs.
Kdward Wilder was born in Boston
September 4, 1813. He was tho third of
four sons, children of David Wilder, for
many years auditor of the state of
Massachusetts. When 14 years of age
he left school and entered the employ
of the Cunurd Steamship company In
Boston. He remained there nearly three
years and then entered the ofllce of the
Huperintendent of the Boston & Worces
ter Railroad company In 1860. Here he
was made paymaster nnd subsequently
iiudltor, holding his office until the con
solidation of thut company with the
W. O. R. company, making the present
Boston & Albany railroad. In 1870 he
accepted a portion as land commission
er with tho Hannibal & St. Joseph rail
way nnd moved to Hannibal, Mo.
He wns married in IS6B to Miss Mary
Churchill. Ho only stayed with the
HannlbaJ company for a year and then
came to Topeka In 1871 as the assistant
treasurer of the Santa Fe. Five years
later bo wiih marie secretary and treas
urer of the company.
ABE HUMMEL GIVEN
FAMOUS LAWYER IS FOUND
Attorney Is Convicted on Charge of
Conspiracy in Connection With the
Dodge. Moron i Divorce Case — Is
Under Another Indictment
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Jiy Associated Press.
■-■ NKW YORK, Dec. 20.— Abraham H.
Hummel, the lawyer, today wns con
victed of conspiracy in connection with
. the Dodge-Morse divorce case; He was
f-ontenecd within a few minutes uftor
the jury'" verdict hud been pronounced
• to one years' imprisonment nnd a tine
•if $".00, which is the maximum penalty
for the misdemeanor of which he was
adjudged guilty. A motion 'of hia
lawyers for an arrest of judgment for
twenty-four hours whs denied/and
' Jluminol was taken to the Tombs.
One of the unexpected features of
the trial ending today was tho fact
that one ci r .Hummel's own counsel.
John li. Stanchliold, made the first
proposal for a speedy sentence; De
remllng upon the result of this case
are actions lv other indictments
jißalnst prominent persons, which have
grown out of the Dodge-Morse divorce
•An Indictment for subornation of
■■.■•perjury is still pending against Hum
mel. In connection with which he Is
Under bond In the sum of $2000. Hum
mel was released from the Tombs nt
10 o'clock tonight under $10,000 bail on
a writ of reasonable doubt secured
from Judge Woodward of the supreme
y : court in '.Brooklyn.
TO BUILD DAM ON SANTA ANA
Fred E. Hotchkiss, Representing Nu
merous Capitalists, Files on River.
New Water Supply
Special to The Herald
SAN BKRNARDINO, Dec. 20.— Fred
K. Hotchkiss, representing capitalists
in Uedlnnds, Highland and other points
In the eiistern end of tho valley, has
llled on the waters of tbo Santa Ana
river, the stated intention being to
; ere.t a large storage d.'im ut the Snntu
Ann narrows, which will bo capable of
j Storing £ more than p billion nnd n
quarter trillions of water for Irrlgutlon
mid domestic purposes.
. Tho emotion of the dam will be bo
: Rim within □ few months and will pro
vide enough water to irrigate tho en-
Iho enst end of the valley, in addition
]\r^. to the water now stored by the Hear
\ vnlley dam.
CORPORATION BUYS LANDS
Steel Trust Purchases Extemlve
Holdings of Great Northern
Uy Associated Press.
NKW YORK, Dflo. 20.— Private dis
patches received 111 Wull street from
St. Paul yesterday nnid that tho nego
tiations for tho purchuse by tho United
States steel rorpor.it ion of the Oregon
lunds of the Ureat Northern ralhyay
had been completed.
No confirmation of the report could
tie obtained here.
The reports yesterday said thnt a
mining company wiih projected on
whose stock given to Great Northern
stockholders the steel corporation
would guarantee dividends.
Accused Woman Is Released
Uy Associated l'resu.
SAN JOSK, Cal.. Dec. 20.— 0n mo
tion of the district attorney today the
action against Mrs. Alice Pratt,
charged with the murder of Bryun A.
Ollroy 'gome months ugo, was dls
rnlfised and she was discharged. Her
husband was acquitted of a similar,
. charge a few dnyu ago by a Jury.
Man Killed With an Umbrella
Ilv Associated I'rew*.
SAN FHANCISCO, Dec. 20.— James
Jlorgan, who was Jabbed in tho ey«
with mi umbrella on Sunday night
during a light with Martin McUlynn
at tho Howard house, died ut the city
and County hospital today from a frac
tured skull. ■
Los Angeles Herald.
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rnlltC I l-rr .Month ) OOUtNIO
MADMAN SITS AT THROTTLE
Passengers on St. Paul Train Have
Awful Experience When Engi.
nser Goes Insane
Spoolnl to Tho Ilpmld.
.TANKSVILLU Dec, 20.— CrwriPn M.
Warren, nn eiißlnopr on the fhlcngo,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, became
Insane while In charge of h henvy pns
fiongcr train nnd puller! It nt sixty
miles an hour through eight stations
without n single stop.
At points where there were no sta
tions ho would slow down somewhat,
Imagine he wn« taking train orders nnd
again throw open the throttle. Tho
ofllclnls of the road finally mn tinged to
round him up after the fireman hod
flowed down the: train by exhausting
the si nn in. Passengers said the train
was hurled around curves and across
bridges nt fearful speed, throwing them
from their seats and causing a gen
eral panic. After an examination to
day Warren wufl sent to the asylum at
Mendota, Wls., un being insane.
FORMER SENATOR GOES
E. J. EMMONS WILL SURRENDER
Friends of the Accused Man Fear
He Is Not Mentally Sound and
May Do Himself or Others Bodily
By Associated Press.
BAKKRSFIKLD, Dec. 20.—Accom
panied by one of his bondsmen, former
Senator K. J. Ktntnonn left this morn-
Ing for Sucramento, where he will sur
render himself to the authorities. After
he arrives there hia plans, so far us
they are known to those Interested
have not been made public. Whether
he expects to obtain new bonds with
Sacramento securities or wilt accept
the verdict of tho court without an
appeal Is not known.
Thu appeal papers have been In part
prepared nnd Mr. Emmons announced
thut he would attempt to perfect them
lv San Francisco. It has been an open
secret for some time that the unfor
tunate man Is not right mentally, nnd
whether this condition has been
brought about by the troubles of the
past year or whether It is due to drugs
or liquor is not known, but certain it
Is that he is in a deplorable state.
His bondsmen have expressed the
gravest fear that he may do Injury to
those near Him or to himself.
MAY REVEAL MAFIA SECRETS
Italian Placed on Trial at San Fran.
Cisco Charged With Sickening
By Associated Press
SAN FUANCISCO, Doc. 20.— Angolo
Nupoll was today placed on trial for
the murder of Giuseppl Brogedo on
January 22, 190. r >. - •■' ■ , ■ .
Out' of this murder is said to have
grown tho slaughter and dismembering
of Hrngio Vlllardo, who it has been
charged was hacked to pieces by Pletro
Tortorlci and his body cast Into the
street and bay.
In both of these crimes the myster
ious "black hand" or Mafia Is alleged
by the police to have been implicated,
nnd a confession obtained by Detective
cilbson from Anselo Brassili, one of
the accused men, is expected to reveal
many hitherto unpublished facts dur
ing the progress of the Napoli trial.
BABY'S DOWRY ONE MILLION
Granddaughter Born to Senator W.
A. Clark at San
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20.— A grand
daughter of Senator W. A. Clark of
Montana was born this morning at
Sun Mateo, the parents being Mr. and
Mrs. Charles W. Clark, the mother
having been Miss Cella Tobin of this
When notified of the birth of tho
baby. Senator Clark announced that
he would Immediately give the little
girl a dowry of $1,000,000, following the
example set by himself at the birth of
his first grandchild.
LOSES PACKAGE OF DIAMONDS
Restaurant Keeper Leaves $12,000
Worth of Gems in the Pocket
of an Old Coat
By Associated Press.
EL.IZAC3TH, N. J.. Dec. 20.— A
package of diamonds valued ut $12,000.
which was dropped on the floor of a
restaurant hero yesterday by David 11.
Comblen, a diamond salesman of Phil
adelphia, was recovered Intact by Mr,
The restaurant proprietor. Ignorant
of the contents of the package, kept
it overnight In the pocket of an old
overcoat hanging in the kitchen.
WILL ESCAPE PROSECUTION
Men Charged With Conspiracy to
Wreck Bank Released on Per
By Associated Press.
DKNVKIt, Dee. 20.— 1n consideration
of the evidence for the state against
Leonard v. Imboden and James a.
Hill, convicted yesterday of conspiracy
to wreck the Denver Savings hunk, W.
T. Camp of Fort Worth, Tpx.. C. C.
Robertson of Drummond, Okln., find
A. H. Davis of Vlnltn. I. T.. who were
also Indicted on the snmo charge, will
All three men were released on their
Hungarian Cabinet Resigns
By Associated Press.
VIKNNA, Dec. 20.— Premier Kejer
vury had an uudieucti with Kwveror
Francis Joseph today, and tendered the
resignation of the entire Hungarian
cabinet. It is understood that Huron
Fejervury desires to obtain an expres
sion of confidence froip tho emperor
In which case his resignation probably
will be withdrawn.
Will Pension Aged Workers
Hy Associated Press.
NKW YOHK, Dec. 20.— At respective
meetings today of the board of direc
tors of tho New York Central, the
Lake Shore, Michigan Southern, the
Michigan Central uml the Cleveland.
Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louix rail
ways, eitrli of thefl* companies decided
to eslublleli h pension to luke cure, of
«ii pern mi mi t I'd employe!*.
THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER ai, 1905.
California Congressman Introduces
Cuban Bill With Proviso That
President May Proclaim Ab.
rogation In Ten Days
Hy AMoclnteii PreM.
WASHINGTON, Doc. 20.—Represen
tative Neeclhum of California Intro
duced a bill today providing for re
peal of the Cuban reciprocity trenty
and authorizing the president to pro
claim tbo repeal In ten days after tho
piiSHage of the measure. Mr. Needham
attempted to have this repeal incor
porated In the Payne Philippine tariff
bill, reported favorably by the house?
ways and means committee.
In explanation of tho measure Mr.
Needham said the Cuban treaty had re
sulted in serious loss of revenue to the
United States, as Cuba makes exten
sive purchases In Kurope and does not
give American merchants an opportu
nity to get anything in return for the
reduction in tiiriff on Cuban products
admitted to the United States.
HOUSE SHOOTS CLAY PIGEONS
Five Hours Occupied In Congress by
By Asßorlntftrl Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.-Tho hous*.
continued to "shoot clay pigeons" to
day, as one member remarked, and the
debate on several topics continued for
five hours. It is understood that with
adjournment today the general debatfc
on- the president's message, which has
been In progress for several days, han
been concluded nnd that the session
tomorrow is to be a brief one before
the adjournment for the holidays win
A feature of the discussion today was
a defense of the agricultural depart'
ment by southern members, who in
dorsed the government's cotton sta
Tho house agreed to tho conference
reports on the Panama canal appro
priation bill and passed a bill for the
relief of the Council City & Solomon
River RalUvny company of Alaska.
DISCUSS RATE LEGISLATION
Senate Listens to Debate Between
Culberson and Foraker
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.— The only
notable feature of the open session of
tho senate today was a brief discus
sion on the tiuestlcm of railroad legis
lation by Messrs. Foraker and Culber
The controversy was precipitated! by
some remarks made by Mr. Foraker In
connection with a request preferred
by him for the printing of papers con
nected with a case recently before the
Interstate commerce commission. The
Ohio senator reiterated his position on
the question of rate legislation, say
ing that ho differed from other senators
only on the point as to the remedies
for the evils of which complaints have
CAUFORNIAN IS HONORED
Frank Dillingham Appointed Consul
General at Coburg
By. Associated Pross.
WASHINGTON. Deo. 20.— The presi
dent today sent tho following nomina
tions to the senate:
Consul general at Coburg, Germany,
Frank Dillingham of California.
United States attorney, Samuel
Platt, district of Nevada.
Receiver of public moneys, Arthur
H. Swain, at Visalia, Cul.
Asks Embarrassing Question
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 20.—Represen
tative Williams today introduced a res
olution asking the attorney general to
inform the house whether any criminal
proceedings have been instituted
against the officers of tho corporations
recently adjudged guilty of unlawful
restraint of trade In the Northern Se
Appoints Canal Commissioner
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.— Phesldent
Roosevelt today appointed Joseph
Hucklin Bishop us v member of the
Isthmian canal commission to fill a
vacancy in that body caused by the
resignation of chief Engineer Wallace.
Jlr. Bishop has been the secretary and
historian uf the commission.
Would Change Inauguration Day
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec, L'o.—represen
tative Jenkins of Wisconsin Introducon
today a resolution fixing the last
Thursday In April us the day for pres
ASKS BENNINGTON MONUMENT
Senator Flint Wants Congress to Ap.
propriate $5000 for a Memorial
By Ar.si eluted Press
WASHINGTON. Dec. SO.— A monu
ment t<> the memory of suitors who lost
their lives by reason of the explosion
of boilers on the United Slatt-H gun
boat Bennington at Sun Diego, cvi.,
Is proposed In a bill introduced today
by Senator Flint.
The bill appropriates $5000 to bo used
with a tiki? amount, to bo raibed by
MAN SENTENCED FOR FRAUD
San Francisco Judge Imposes Two.
Year Penalty for Fraudulent
by Associated Press.
SAN FHANCIBCO, Dec. 20.— John
Fruncls Oreen today In the United
HtuteH district court wiih sentenced to
two years' lmprlHcinment in Sun Queu
tin with hard labor.
Tho offense for which Green must
suffer \vun the use of fraudulent pa
pers of citizenship to secure registra
tion us a voter In the election Just
CONVICTS BOY OF MURDER
Fourtfcn-Year-Old John Schneider
Found Guilty of Atrocious
By Associated Press.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dor. 20.— .Tohn
Schneider, a 14-yoar-olrl boy, was found
guilty of murder In th« second degree
this morning and remanded to the
mercy of tho court for complicity In
the murder of Thomns Cook, In Fruit
vnlle on July 22. The Jury wns out
inly three-quartern of nn hour.
Schneider's companion, Ulaker, wna
recently sentenced to life Imprisonment
for tho same offense.
The crime for which they wore placed
on trial for their lives was for attack
ing Thomas Cooke, a. grncn-ytmin, and
beating him Into Insensibility with
bludgron.t and robbing him of $200 while
on his way to his home on the night oC
Cooke miccumbeel to hlfl injuries v
frw days later at the Alnmeda sanitar
Percy Pembroke, another of tho trio
Implicated In Cooke's murdor, will be
tried .Tnnunry 22.
Schneider will hn sentenced Friday.
BELIEVES WALL STREET
SHOULD RUN INSURANCE
PRESIDENT OF COMPANY MAKES
John Tatlock Says Knowledge of the
Security Market Qualifies Mer to
Handle Affairs of Corporations.
Favors Speculation With Funds
By Associated Pros*.
NKW YORK, Dec. 20.— The Washing
ton Life Insurance company, the Ger
manla Life Insurance company and tho
Bunkers' Life Insurance company di
vided the attention of tho Armstrong
John Tntlock. president of the Wash;
Ington Life, finished his testimony
which was begun yesterday. Mr. Tttt-
Ipck declared that personally he fav
ored a distribution of earnings every
five yours. The witness took occasion
to say that Thomas V. Ryan never
sold the Washington Life any secur
ities, and that he never inlluenced or
suggested to the finance board what
securities to buy.
Mr. Tntlock said he thought insur
ance companies should he run by men
In touch with Wall street because of
their knowledge of the security market.
He also favored the idea of insurance
companies speculating In securities.
Cornelius Doremus, president of the
Germcnia Life, said that about one
third of his company's business was
done in Europe, principally In Germany,
nnd that this business in many respects
Is better than any done in America.
He doclared It to be more stable, there
being fewer lapses, while tho cost is
a great deal less than in America. The
medical direction Is also better In Ger
many, he, said.. He characterized the
American ways of doing business us
The only contributions of n legislative
character paid by his company were
$500 to a fund having for its object
the defeat of tho mortgage tax law,
and $2, r io to further the passage of the
lien bill in Albany in WO4. No cam
paign contributions had ever been
K. L. Baylies, who collected the fund
to defeat the mortgage tax law, Bald
on the stand today thnt ho secured a
fund of $22,000 for this purpose. The
examination of the Bankers' Llfo will
be resumed tomorrow.
COMMISSIONERS IN CONFERENCE
Insurance Inspectors of Several States
to Meet February 1
By Associated Press.
MADISON, Win.. Dec. 20.— Insurance
Commissioner Zeno ii. Host announced
today that a call has been Issued for
a conference In Chicago February X
next of all governors, attorneys gen
eral and Insurance commissioners In
the country to discuss the. regulation
of life Insurance companies und to at
tempt to secure uniformity in legis
lation to that effect. Bills will bo pre
pared for Introduction In state legis
latures embodying three propositions:
First— A short period of accounting
Second— To limit the expense of new
Third— To b'rlng policy holders in
closer touch with the company.
Action in calling such a conference
Is due to a conference in New York
by Insurance commissioners of nine
states who also conferred with the
Now York legislative committee.
TRIES TO POISON FAMILY
San Bernardino Girl Purchases Drug.
Plans Awful Revenge on
Sr.ecl.ii to The Herald,
SAN BERNARDINO, Dec. 20.—Thlr
teen'year-old Cora Walsh is In tho cus
tr.dy of the officers nt Ri-dliiuds to
night on a charge of planning to poison
her foHtrr parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Arehalutta and all tho members o(
The girl bus been an Incorrigible for
months, causing her parents and tho
officers no end of trouble. Recently
moves were made looking to sending
the girl to the WhlUler reform school!
This cumo to the ears of tho girl who
became lingered; and to gain revenge,
plHimod to poison the entire family.
Today she Joft homo and purchased
n quantity of poison which sho had
In her possession when arrested to-
I'.lght. This Ih her second attempt at
wholesale poisoning. « '••'
LIGHTNING PLAYS PRANKS
Bolt Tears Up Walls and Sets Red.
lands House on
Special to Tim Herald.
HEDLANDS. Dee. 20.— One lone bolt
of lightning during the storm this
afternoon played enough havoc for a
half dozen storms at the home of Henry
Knerr, It struck the gable and ran
down the side of the building and Into
the parlor, whore It tore off plaster
and boards. Then it went through the
wall Into the kitchen, where It repeated
Its operations, and then through an
other wall to the back porch, where it
made straight for a gasollno can.
through which Is passed, setting the
liquid on fire.
The back of the house wus badly
burned, causing v loss of several hun
INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL
San Francisco Hears Report That Los
Angeles Enterprise Will Swallow
Older Corporation of the
Special to Tho Ilcrnld,
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 20.—Insur
ance circles wore much Interested today
In a report that tho Conservative Life
Insurance company of Los Angeles hud
acquired control of a majority of the
stock of tho Puclflc, Mutual tvife Insur
ance company of Sun Francisco and
that tho two wore to be merged into one
These life companies are the only ones
In California operating under a state
license. Tho reason for tho consolida
tion la said to be purely practlcul and
based on the belief that the two cor
porations merged Into one nnd acting
on an Individual basis cun do a better
und more profitable business than con
tinuing to compete.
The Conservative was organized about
five years ago and had for its leading
spirit Frederick 11. Rlndge, the Boston
millionaire, reputed to have made up
ward of $20,000,000 In Texas oil. Mr.
Rlndge had for associates O. I. Coch
rane of Los Angeles, Wallace Brothers
of Santa Monica, Lee A. Phillips of Los
Angeles and other capitalists Interested
in promoting Southern California. Mr.
Hindge has since died and his interests
are now conserved in his estate.
The Pacillc Mutual was organized In
1868 "and in Its last annual report its
assets were given as $7,413,538. By se
curing the control of the Fncitle's stock
the Conservative will also control its
While the Conservative is the younger
company the fact that it Is about to
merge with its competitor excites no
surprise In Insurance circles, where It Is
stated that the business of the Los An
geles company last year exceeded that
of Its rivals both local and foreign.
GREEKS STONE OVERLAND
Workmen, Frenzied With Grief Be.
cause Comrade Is Killed,
By Associated Press.
FRESNO," Dec. 20.— Tho southbound
overland struck a handcar a mile north
of the San Joaquin river this evening
and John It. Mortos, a section hand,
wna killed. So angry were the mon
who were with Mortos that they threw
stones through tho car windows.
The four men— Mortos, John Chrlsto
puloH, Peter OnW and Spear Arormor
tos — had ridden from Herndon,' where
they worked, to Madera to cash theii
pay checks. They were returning when
they wore struck from behind by tho
overland. All but Mortos managed; to
jump. Mbrtog w.is dr.nprgred for one
hundred yards, his brains scattered, hia
rlpht arm nnd his legs cut off.
The train stopped and backed to the
scene of the tragedy. The three Greeks
who hud jumped to safety wore wild
with grief. They threw stones and
broke about forty windows. The train
had to pull away In order to save itself
from further damage. The Greeks
would have nothing to do with the
trainmen. Several passengers finally
persuaded them to board the train and
come to Fresno. The body of Mortos
was brought here. His right arm would
not be found.
Chrlstopulos, Galer and Arormortos
are in jail here, charged with malicious
MOTHER OF POET DIES
Aged Parent of Joaquin Miller Passes
Away at Her Oakland
TJy Associated Press.
OAKLAND, Dec. 20.— MiM. Miller, the
aged mother of Jouquin Miller, poet of
the Sierras, died this afternoon at the
poet's residence, "The Heights," a short
distance buck of this city.
Mrs. Mlllor wus almost !H> yours of
age and hud been suffering from paraly
sis for a considerable period. With her
son, sho came to Oakland over twenty
years ago and hud resided here over
t.lnce. Sho will be buried In tho little
graveyard back of the house, where the
poet has cleared a burial plot and raised
a funeral pyre for members of his fam
The body of Maud Miller, his daugh
ter nnd once n well known ru'tress, lies
there beside her husband, I'M ward
Ilolden, who was an actor.
SHOT BY HIGHWAYMEN
Colorado Man on Way to Join Wife
at Long Beach Fatally
Special to The Herald.
COLORADO SPRINGS; Colo, Doc. 20.
-•Frank L. Sootti vice president of the
Da.Vle Realty company of this city and
for 20 years n prominent business man
<>!' Xl Paso county, w;is shot In thfl
back by two unknown boys ut 10:05
o'clock tonight while on hi* way to
tho Santa Ko depot, where he intended
boarding the 10:30 train to Join his wife
In Long Ileach, Cal,
Scott was removed to SI. Frauds hos
pital and probably will die. Ho is
thought not to hsivc had an enemy in
the world und tho only solution of the
mystery is that tho assault was tho
result of un attempt ut highway rob
ASTRONOMER GOES SOUTH
Lick Observatory Man to Sail for San.
tiago, Chile, to Study Velocity
By Associated Press.
BAN JOSI3, Dec. 20.— Astronomer 11.
D. UurtlH of the Lick observatory will
sail from San PranclHco on December
30 for Santiago, where ho will relieve
W. IT. Wright, In charge of the D. O.
Mills observatory on Mount Han Crln
tubiil, to utudy the velocity of the
Ho win remain five, years, and when
the work Is completed it will be com
bined with that of the Lick observa
tory of v Hlinlliir nuture. with the view
of computing tho exact velocity of the
sun through apace.
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BANDITS KILL AMERICANS
Los Angeles Man Wounded in Battle
With Robbers in Mountain*
My Ansrclntnl Press.
F,L PASO, Trx., Dec 20.— Details of
Hih murder near Dlas. state of Chihua
hua, Mexico, of Itobort Rutherford
and M. C. Murray of Philadelphia nnd
the wounding of 11. L. Flnstead of Los
AngeJpM mid (mother man whoso name
han not yet been learned arc slow to
Private Information received thus far,
however, reports ;he four Americans
returning home from Dlas to Ituther
ford's ranch when they were beset by
bandits and commanded to give up
their vuluablos. The men attempted to
escupe, but Booing flight whh useless
they gavo battle. The bandits, out
nUrnbefing them several times, closed
In and mercilessly shot them down, tak
ing their valuables and escaping.
Mexican ofiiclals aro on the trail, but
the bandits have evidently escaped In
the rough surrounding country. The
bodies of Rutherford and Murray arc
expected to reach hero tomorrow.
FIRE DESTROYS BIG
RAILWAY CAR SHOPS
RIO GRANDE WESTERN MEETS
Flames Damage Property at Salt Lake
to Amount of Nearly a Quarter of
a Million Dollars — Many Men Are
Thrown Out of Employment
By Associated Prens.
SALT LAKE, Dec. 20.— The extensive
repair shops of the Rio Grande Western
were found to be on fire at 10:30 to
night. All the lire apparatus In the
city was called out, but the flames
were beyond control and threatened to
extend to the freight yards.
Although they could not make much
headway against tho blaze the firemen
succeeded In confining It to Its original
The power house and main car shop
burned to the ground, but the great
machine shop, paint 'shop and other
buildings standing at a distance were
The loss Is estimated tonight at from
$150,000 to $200,000 und 200 men will be
thrown out of employment. The build
ings themselves were of little value but
the machinery equipment was worth
nearly $100,000, and several curs were
destroyed in the shops. The loss is par
ticularly unfortunate at this time as
tho equipment had been Increased In
order to handle the great amount of
extra work which is necessitated by
the work in the Western Pacific. The
lire started In the engine room, and
that Is tho only Information obtainable
tonight. ;: :".'-j-
KILLS HIS FORMER PARTNER
Colorado Cattleman Ends Feud With
Murder and Quickly Com
By Associated Press.
DKNVKR, Dec. 20.— 1n the lobby of
the Dewistou hotel late this afternoon,
William Wilson, a cattleman, wns shot
and instantly killed by J. D. Henderson,
v former partner. Turning the weapon
upon himself, Henderson fired a bullet
through his breast and expired in the
arms of officers who had seized him.
Wilson and Henderson were partners
lv tho cattle business many years ago.
The partnership was dissolved and
Henderson, it is stilted, had ever since
continued to charge Wilson with de
frauding him in their final settlement.
Two years ugo Henderson made an at
tempt upon the life of his former part
The two men mot today directly in
front of the Lewlston hotel and Hen
derson, without a moment's warning,
pulled .a revolver from his pocket. Wil
son ran into tho lobby and was about
to seek shelter behind a pillar when
his pursuer fired.
Two bullets pierced Wilson's body and
he rolled over upon the floor. By this
time officers were advancing 1 upon Hen
derson, but before they had fairly
seized him he had ended his life by
his own hand.
RAID DEN BY MISTAKE
Attempt to Serve Warrant for Battery.
Find Opium Outfit in Room,
In search of George Savage, wanted
on tho charge of battery, Patrolmen
MuttiHkuwiz and Kngland entered room
:;:! in v lodging house at 245V£ South
Spring street curly this morning and
found T. C reeuwood occupying tho
room, which they say wan furnished
with an opium outfit. Savage had been
arrested by Putrolmun "Winterton
earlior in the evening.
According to the officers, Savage, an
other man und a woman were smoking
opium Monday night in the room. The
men became lingered at the woman and
beat her badly. Sho swore to a coiii
pluint yesterday. Knowing that Sav
age was wanted the oftlcprs joined to
search for him but found Greenwood
Greenwood was arrested and booked
on suspicion an the nlllcera wish to in
vestigato hia record.
ACTRESS MAY WED AUTHOR
Rumored That Dorothy Tennant, Play.
Ing in "The College Widow," Is
to Marry George Ado
Special to" Tho Herald.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20.— A report
Ih in circulation hero to ,th« effect that
George Ade Ih engaged to ' Dorothy Ten
nant, now playing- here In "The College
Humor says tho wedding will take
placo when the lady concludes her tour
of the United States in thu fall.
The college widow Buys naught; she
refußUH to be Interviewed, and this, say
the gossips, la a significant fuct. Miss
Tennant wears on the stage a fraternity
pin given her by Ade on the occasion
of the first rehearsal of the piece in
Wauhtnirton. Thin Is considered sig
nificant by college men.
Colorado Pioneer Passes Away
By Associated I'retm.
PHOKNIX. Aria., Dee. 20.— A. 11.
Kulbo died today of paralysis. Mr.
Kilso wua burn ill Missouri In ls;t:i.
moved to Colorado in 1859. lie wus a
well known pioneer of thut HttUo mid
sold tlm Hist Ciiiorado silver mine to
western j it»i>ltulUtß,
Main News Section
Cossacks Kill Many
Nine Hundred Soldiers
Rioting Spreads In Manchurlan Army.
General Strike Spread! Over Rus.
sia— Uovernment Powerless
to Cheek Movement
Sprolnl Cable to Tha Herald.
VLADIVOSTOK, Dec. 20.— Mutiny
and rioting In tho MancJiurfSn afrrn^
are extending and m^Stierrlble srenea
are witnessed dally. A detachment of
Cossacks has attacked the barracks at
Tomsk, wherein 800 mutineers wer*.
confined, and set fire to the buildings.
All the Imprisoned men were roasted
Rioting on the streets here is con
tamed. In one street a drunken Cos-.
sack set fire to a block of houses and
massacred 120 of the residents as they
attempted to escape. Numbers of peo
ple are killed dally on the streets.
SAYS MINISTRY WILL RETIRE
Workmen's Executive Committee
Unanimously Indorses Strike
Special Cable to The Herald. fc '
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 20.-*Vt A
meeting of thirty-five members o£ tha
executive committee of the Workmen'!
alliance, held lato this evening, a eon
oral strike was unanimously voted toi
tomorrow at midday. . .
A high government official said ■ to«
night: "We thus come face to face with 1
the greatest crisis In the political Uti
of Russia ever known. Tomorrow hal<
the ministry will retire. r .<•.'
"Other details of a most serious na* .
ture lam unable to give you. My word
of honor is given not to do bo, but ]
can merely Bay they denote | that ■ th«
military situation Is Intensely critical. 1 '
GREATEST STRUGGLE 13 ON
Russian Government Loses Control of
By Associated Proas.
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec 20. 1:20 p.
m.— The calling: of a general strike has
created the ■ most Intense excitement,"
If It can bo successfully begun .and
maintained the revolutionaries are con
fident thut It will break tho govern
In government circles, however, con
fidence Is expressed that tho proletariat
organizations cannot effect a complete
tie up and thai the strike must: bead
short duration. This hope seems based
on tho theory t hat tho extreme program
of tho reds has alienated the sympathy
of a large proportion of tho real work
men, and also upon what thoy claim to
be absolute knowledge that tho or
ganizations are without funds.
The government's calculations have
proved at variance with the true situa
tion in the past and tho strike leaders
declare that tho 'government is hk:ilu
hopelessly Ignorant of tho magnitude of
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Cloudy,
unsettled weather Thursday, pre
ceded by showers; fresh west
wind. Maximum temperature in'
Los Angeles yesterday, 59 de.
grees; minimum, 52 degrees.
• ; -
I—Roasted1 — Roasted to death.
2 — Convicts rescue many women
3— Gale sweeps Florida coast.
s—City5 — City news.
6.7— Classified advertisements.
B—Trask8 — Trask for governor.
I— Wreck delays new limited.
3— lncendiary tries to burn home.
4— Champions cause of Rockefeller
. s—Markets.5 — Markets.
6— Southern California news.
e^?e a r^ r hiyte°a\ SS oo a n!o a F ° milr ° ad
i^%°^i a AT r a^ipB a bl "
Plrj does over half-million dollars darn:
S?°v!!U d |PrfI l - cUoII oI rullw "y terminals
Over six hundred womon prisoner* res-
j Believed rioters only quiet In stre«t«iot
tfliiit.Khnl iM-c-aiiHO of foreign troops ashore
Miirqnis Ito in mudo resident kimioihl of
Korea under direct command of tho mi
Odneral strike begins In Ihissfa. Gov
ernment helpless. .Emperor's dispatch*-*
ii ni stopped.
Revolutionists hnyn civil Bovernment in
Ultra: workmen militlu protect property
prevent pillage and shoot down rowdlos. '
Aged mother of Jouquln Miller dlos ut
Fourteen-year-old boy found guilty of
murder ut Oakland.
Former Stato Senator Kmmons goon t.a
Sun Francisco to surrunder to authorities
Salt Lake's new train delayed by wreck
on Santa Fe tracks.
Woman deserts husband to become bal
let girl and husband Is granted divorce.
Husbands have legal battle over prop
erty left by their wife.
Kdltor of St. Nicholas declares Hocke- "
teller Is maligned In inagaiino articles. •
UesldeiuHi on Avenue S'lfly-four sot on
Urn by Incendiary.
Klre Chief Llpn guys he courts Investi
"Ardon" not sold by Mme. Modjesku, ■ '
Tummany club nurls u( luuuiuet;
booms Judge Trust fur ■ tubeiuatoriul