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VOL. XXXIV. NO. 57.
lii Missouri Me of
Prisoner Says Brother
Robbed Golden State
Mysterious Fellow, Formerly of Cali
fornia, May Be a Recently Dis
charged Convict '-om Leav
By A.'-i>i iai, d P:ts«.
MAKSHAL.L, Mo. Nov. 26.— The ban
dit who held up the Chicago & Alton
train last night between Glasgow and
Slater, Mo., was brought to the county
Jail this afternoon and at once opened
negotiations with the prosecuting at
torney, offering to mnke 11 full con
tession if the charge against him whs
made burglary. '
The extreme penalty for train robbery
is death, the minimum ten years' im
The prosecutor refused any conces
sion, find the bandit then volunteered
a statement as follows:
"My name is Claude Randall, my ago
.20 years and 9 months. I cume from
St. Louie to Mexico, Mo., on the Wa
bash. and from Mexico to Slater on the |
Chicago & Alton railroad yesterday.
"My brother was the man who I
robbed the Golden State Limited, and I
he told me that the Golden State
Limited did not stop between Slater
and Mexico, and for that reason I came
to Slater to get on the train.
" I got in the 'smoking car and went
through it and robbed two or three
other cars. I did not take any money
'from working men or ladles, as I only
wanted to take money from those that
had made It easy and could afford it.
Lies to Robber
"One man on the train, when he
heard 'me tell another passenger that I
did not want any of His money because
ha was a laborer, Bald he was a laborer
also. "I aid' not believe 'him and asked
liun to show me his hands. . Upon look
»__i.)!kjit them 1 found them as soft as ' a
womuh-s.w omuh-s. 1 niatir- bi m dig up, taking
from him his $45 watch, which I told
him I would send to the St. Louis Re
public, where he could gr - It, as I
only wanted It to keep time by until
I got to my destination.
"When the train reached Glasgow I
got off on the platform, and as the
ttaln started to move I mounted It
sgaln and commenced to go through
the passengers in a sleeper, where I
allowed the conductor to gr^t too close
to me. He grasped my revolver and
my throat. He then wrenched the pis
tol from me, and I broke and ran to
the hack of the train.
o Rush on Bandit
"Many of the passengers and all of
the train crew rushed upon mo while
the train was in motion, struck mo
upon the head vith the pistol and tried
to throw me overboard while the train
as running thirty miles an hour.
"The train soon stopped and I was
captured and put off at Armstrong, and
brought from there the next morning to
Glasgow, and from there to this place
"I" I was born ,near Grant City. ( Mo.,
and -was out in California, and came
beck to Missouri about six months ago.
" I got about $1500 and 'bout eight or
•ten watcnes from the passengers on the
train. I did not want this jewelry, but
they forced me to take it."
. The prisoner is now awaiting a pre
liminary hearing, which will be held
within the next few days. It is prob
' able that at that Mmc he will be bound
over to await the action of the gran:!
! jury of the. next criminal court, which
incsts in March at this place.
The prisoner shows evidence of his
experience, »nd ho lias a deep gash In
llls forehand, where he was struck over
the head with a pistol when they were
trying to capture him. •
The officers are confident from the
evidence they have that it was the
pi me man who robbed the Golden State
Limited and not his brother, and that
lie is only naming the "brother" In the
hope of rocelvln • n light sentence. .
May Be Chicago Convict
lt is believed by the police of line
city that Claude Randall, the confess
l'd Chicago and *-»ton train robber, In
jail nt Marshall. Mo., la Clyde Kums.-v
•if Chicago, who was released from the
Federal prison at Fort Leavenworth,
Kalis., on November 4. The officers
here believe that Rumsey also held up
the Rock Island train near Glasgow.
on November 8. Hunisey served a term
ln the Federal prison for robbing box
cars while a United States soldier.
He came direct to this city from
Leavenwolth. bought two pistols,
worked two days as janitor and before
li ■ quit on November 7 told an asso
ciate that he Intended to rob a train.
STRIKE LEADER SAYS HE
CAN STAY IN CANADA
My Asooclatftd Pi-(-ek.
HAMILTON. Ont., Nov. M, 111.-
Ktieet cai'S are noi running In Hainll
lon tonight, hut theie in no sign of
I i niilili ■
The cars ran all day and up mi |
o'clock tiiiw evening without being
I or other* is,- Interfered with.
l-'i-ed K:i>. the leader <>i the strikers,
i i ordered ii.v the sherlS and
i hlef of police to leave the olty, is atlll
in i , and has bean advised bj
thai in- cannoi in- dapoi
Oix Inquiry Nearly Over
SEATTLE. Nov. M. The, investiga
tion of. in- Dlx disaster is nciii-hiK an
1 end ScviTiil wlliH'.ssi'H wero examine 1
i In., niornliiß, lint ; In- (•■Hliiiiiiny now
being fsreuriHl is mainly, cumulative. .
Los Angeles Herald.
nipr. Jltnlly I>t furrier I fiX PCUTC
NO AMERICAN DIED
RECENTLY IN PANAMA
By Ad«oclf>tP<i Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.
— Not a single American died
on the canal zone from disease
in the last three months, ac
cording to the isthmian canal
commission, which has just
been received by Colonel W. C.
Gorgas, chief sanitary officer
of the zone.
The decrease in the death
rate among the employes, Col
onel Gorgas reports, is due al
most entirely to the decrease in
lnI In October (he deaths among
the canal employes were 86 ne
groes and two whites.
Colonel Gorgas says :
"I" I do not argue that we have
found the Ponce de Leon's
spring of perpetual life, but
merely that Panama is not so
J bad a place from a health point
I of view as is generally be
! lieved^ y '
B.v Associated Press.
VIENNA, Nov. 26.— Owing to a
threatened strike of farm laborers in
the county of P,ekes, Hungary, the ag
ricultural society of the district unani
mously decided in the event of the la
borers proving obdurate to hire twenty
thousand Chinese coolies to replace
It is extremely doubtful, however,
that the government will permit such
DENVER GIRL CHAUFFEUR
KILS AGED PEDESTRIAN
By \ «*nrln ted Press.
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 26.— Howard
M. O'Haver died tonight at Mercy
hospital from Injuries received by be
ing run down by an automobile driv
en by Miss Birdie Appell, a young
daughter of J. S. Appell, a prominent
When information reached the Ap
pell home that O'Haver was dead, Miss
Appell, accompanied by her father,
apeared before Magistrate Grant L.
Hudson and volunteered a bond of
$5000 pending the hearing by a coron
A nominal charge of manslaughter
was madS ngninst tho young woman.
The a c.-ii i. -Mt happened on Sixteenth
street while O'Haver wns crossing and
Miss Appell's view was obstructed by
a passing car.
Mr. O'Haver was 63 years of age, a.
grand army man and v had been en
gaged in the real estate business in
NOT DROWNED, BUT
By Associated Press.
DECATUR, 111., Nov. 26.— Chief of
Police Albert stated that information
had just come to him tending to prove
that J. Mont Sehultze, who was be
lieved to have been drowned October
26 in the river here was not drowned
but had left the country. It appeared
that Sehultze had taken off his cloth-
Ing and gone Into the river late at
night to disentangle a fishing line.
All his money and clothing seems to
have been left on the river bank.
It is now said that he had money
with him and procured other clothing,
deceiving even the friend at the river
He was a prominent member of sev
eral secret societies. He had $7,000 life
MOTHER KILLS HERSELF
AND HER CHILDREN
By Associated Press.
PROVIDENCE, R. 1.. Nov. 26.— Mrs.
Charles G. Scheckley and two children,
a girl of 5 years and 6 months and one
of 5 months, were found dead in tholi
The woman had turned on the gas
and taken her two children In her arms
and laid down with them. She left a
penciled note, which read as follows:
"To the Dearest Man on Earth: I
am unhappy and want to die, so I
might as well go now. You will find
my pin and rings on the little girl's
heart. I love my husband, my home
and my children. Don't blame me. In
want of thought we may do harm
when we mean to do good."
By Assoojabsd Press,
LIXToN, Ind., Nov. 26.— A search
Of the Tower Hill mine here late today
disclosed th<- fact that Louis Shulcy,
who Hhot and fatally wounded W. A.
Watson, had gone through a passage
connecting with the Midland mine and
had escaped through a manhole.
Shuky, it is reported, was si jh about
two miles west of hcic.
It l.s thuught he intends to escape
Into Illinois A posse* Is being organ
ized here and the surrounding country
v, hi be scoun d
By A»«o latsd "'■ ■
JACKSONVILLE, 111., Nov. 2a.— C.
G . Kutledge, cashier of Ayreu State
bunk and C, A. Obermeyer, a drug-
Kim, both members of the board of
education, were Indicted today on a
charge of making many unlawful ton
tract* ii. purchasing supplies for pub
lk- schools. .
Defalcation in F.cuador
B| A-^soriai. d pr« -
(iiA VAyi'iL. Ecuador, Nov, H
Bchttnlque, i ati i "i finance,
has resigned m ihe 1 1 i|U«al "i un Inter
pellatiun in parllsiiienl on the lubject
l ih. ,|i ; ,i,ii.-i\ uf a ilcliilrullon jj i j —
volvliiy a Itti'gu aum "i money in tht
TUE3DAV MORNING, NOVEMBER 27, 1906.
PHYSICIANS DISCREDIT DEATH
Testify at Murder Trial at Herkimer
That Girl Received Injuries Before
Entering Water Sufficient
to End Life
By As*o -i.itMi Press,
HERKIMEU, x. V.. Nov. 20.— Two
physicians who were present nt the
autopsy held on Grace Brown's body
went »n the stand today nt the Gil
lette murder trial and testified that the
girl received blows before entering the
water sufficient to cause death 1 and
which In their opinion did cause death
in this case.
These physicians. Dr. A. O, Douglas
and Dr. ED. H. Douglass, both of I,ittle
Falls, bul not relative*, declared under
oath that Grace Brown was not
It was their opinion that slip died
from blov.s wlilch killed or rendered her
UnOOnSctOUfl before her body was
dropped Into Big Moose lake.
By Associated Press.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 26.— Three
men were killed and five others were
Injured very seriously today In a col
A work car crowded with Italian la
borers on the railroad and a string of
three gravel cars collided In the yards
of the New York, New Haven & Hart
BEAR HUNTING NOT ALL
FUN IN PENNSYLVANIA
By Associated Press.
PITTSBURG, Nov. 26.— Deaths and I
narrow escapes from bears are begin
ning to be reported here.
Last night a party of hunters arriving
from Elk county brought in the ac
count of the death of John Dicht, 18
years old, who. wan killed by a bear
From Tidoute, in Warren county, a
thrilling-' encounter with A '' la rgt"' black
bear was reported in which the hunter
Henry Bradley of East Pittsburgh
who is connected with the Westlngr
house Electric company, while hunting
shot a bear In the (lank. Maddened by
the pain, the bear rushed toward the
hunter and Bradley emptied his re
penter at the animal as it descended
Upon him, five of the bullets taking
effect, but only tending to Increase its
fury. Just as the enraged bear reached
him and prepared to strike him down
Brndley threw away his gun, which
was now useless, and drew his hunting
knife. Plunging it into the animal's
side to the hilt, he reached the heart,
and had the satisfaction of seeing the
animal drop dead nt his feet. Bradl-ey
escaped with a few scratches.
FRIENDS OF NEGROES MEET
Armstrong Association Seeks to Im.
prove Industrial Ccndition of
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 26.— The annuai
meeting of the Armstrong association
which seeks to stimulate interest in
the work of Hampton and Tuskegee
Institutes and the general industrial
situation of negroes was held here to
night at the home of the president,
William Jay Schieffelln. Booker T.
Washington. Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott,
Dr. Felix Adler and Principal H. B.
Frlssell of Hampton Institute made
The officers wer" re-elected ns fol
lows: President, Mr. Schleffelin, vice
presidents. Mrs. Pehleffelln. Mrs. Ar
thur James and Robert S. Ogden; sec
retary. Miss May Hurlburt; treasurer,
A. 8. Frlssell. George McAneny wan
made an added vice president.
The report of the executive commit
tee showed that the membership Is not
far from a thousand and that the work
ef the organisation has been broad
ened by the creation of the committee
for Improving the Industrial condition
of the negroes in New York.
Hv Assoulsti (i Preaa.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.— The con
gressional postal oommlaalon resumed
its sittings today with R. J. Collier
as the first speaker.
He opposed the revision of the laws
fovernliiK second class matter as pro
posed by Third Assistant Postmaster
General Madden, but expressed sym
pathy with the efforts of that official
W> eradicate present abuses.
Mi. Collier did not believe there
should be an Increase in second class
rates, but was willing to have the law
strengthened If the existing statutes
should prove inadequate for the erad
ication of abuses.
Til., other speakers Of the day were
William A. Glasgow Jr. of Philadel
phia and Herbert Noble of New York.
All of them appeared In behalf of the
Publishers' association and opposed
any increase of the second class mall
rate. '•'.'>:•.',:■'. . • • ■
Enter Judgment Againet Barry
Hv a.-huiliii.'.i Hr«aa
SAX FRANCISCO. Nov. 26.— Default
Judgment was entered against the d«J.
fendant to-day In the United State*
circuit court In the pass brought by
the government against Thomas F.
Barry, to recover $3868, with costs and
interest ut 6 per cent from May 2, inn:'.
for -a balance alleged to !»■ dun on
Parry's accounts while he wan a tiisl
lieutenant or volunteers stationed at
Lime Point In San Francisco harbor,
during Hi, H|>uiiish war, • ■ ' .
USE OF KODAK WOULD
KEEP MANY FROM VICE
By AMoclated Frenn. . ■">
CHICAGO. Nov. 26.—
Stilwell, brigadier and head of
the Salvation Army rescue
work in Chicago, and who has
been engaged in slum work in
this, city for the last twenty
years, has several ideas as to
the best ways to rid Chicago
of its "red light" district.
ln an address in the Fourth
Presbyterian church she sug
gested a "kodak squad."
"We must use extraordinary
means to meet extraordinary
conditions,'' said Mrs. Stilwell.
" I think one of the most ex
pedient ways of putting notor
ious places out of commission
would be the free use of a ko-
II I dak to take the pictures of peo
ple found frequenting such
By Associated Press
PARIS, Nov. 2fi.— Pierre Merlon, who
>vt>R minister of finance In the Rouvier
cabin, -t and who was appointed French
minister to Peru last September, was
shot on the Boulevard dcs Italics this
evening b.v i woman named Allemagne.
The ivnmmi fired four shots from her
revolver at M. Merlou. Two of the
bullets struck him In the fleshy part
of the leg, but the wounds are not
The woman was arrested and de
clared her act was one of vengeance.
The police believe Allemagne is the
same waman who attempted M. Mer
lou's life several yenrs ago and who
created a scandal In the chamber of
deputies while he was serving as fi
By Associated Precs.
NEW YORK, Nov. 26.— Rev. Henry
M. Warren, known as the hotel chap
lain, conducted services last night in
the parlors of the Fifth Avenue hotel.
Quite a throng of people, including
richly gowned women and men in even
ing dress, heard the clergyman make
an interesting address. He said:
"Thers are people coming Into our
city for the. sole purpose of ending the
worry of an uneven struggle. They feel
that no one cares about them and they
send a buT»et to their heads, alone and
"I wish that these unfortunates would
send for me and nllow me to tnlk to
them when they are planning such a
step. I would like to reason with them
and show them when they are planning
such n step that there Is another way
out of their troubles than* suicide. I
stand ready to call upon any one who
needs such a friend."
KING CALLS ON THE PONTIFF
Grecian Ruler Hesitated at First Be-
cause of Anti.Catholic Feel
ing at Home
By Associated Press.
ROME, Nov. 26.— King Grorge of
Greece, accompanied by his daughter,
the Grand Duchess Miehaelovteh of
Russia, visited the pontiff today and
was cordially received.
The hesitation of the king to visit
the pontiff was caused by the feeling
in Greece against Roman Catholics.
The pontiff welcomed the royal vis
itors In the throne room, Monselgneur
del Lenda, archbishop of Athens, act-
Ing as interpreter. The audience,
which was most cordial, lasted half an
TRIPLE TRAGEDY IN
NEW YORK FACTORY
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 26.— 1n the pres
ence of half a hundred frightened men
and women In a trouser factory at 67
Spring street today Guiseppe Figlla, an
Italian, aged 20, shot and killed An
toinette Macloce, 19 years old, seriously
wounding Vlncenzo Lavora, the man
whom she was to marry, and then
turned the weapon on himself.
A quarrel over a drinking cup, or
over precedence at the wash sink, ac
cording to the police, led to the tragedy.
Figlia was beaten almost to death by
the men in the factory after he had
RINGLEADER TO JAIL
By Aasccl-ited Press.
POKTBMOUTH, Bng., Nov. 26.— A
first-daps stoker named Moody, one
of the ringleaders of the outbreak at
the naval barracks, here Nov. 4. was
sentenced by a court martial to-day to
tive years penal servitude.
The charge is participating in a mu
tinous assembly and inciting others
Fairbanks Reaches Washington
By Associated l'reji;.
WASHINGTON, Nov. M.—Vice
president Fuli-banks. accompanied by
Mrs, Fairbanks, arrived in Washing
ton early this morning from their trip
to Florida, where the vlos>preaident
went to deliver an address.
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S CIENCE KILLS
T EN PRISONERS
CHOLERA VIRUS USED BECAME
Bubonic Plague Germs Got Into the
Btuff — Philippines Commission
Will Care for Bereaved
By Associated Press,
MANILA, Nov. 27.— As n result of!
experiments with cholera virus at Hill - '
I hid prison, ten prisoners out of 24 Who]
were Inoculated, hftVt died.
The experiments wen conducted i>y
Dr. R. P. Strong of (he Bureau of
The death of the prisoners occurred
t\ few days after Ihey were Inucnlal" I.
it is claimed by Investigators thai
the fatalities resulted from contain! ■
nation Of the virus With bubonic
plaffUe virus, Cholera virus Is In con
stant use here, and It has prove.] bene
ficial previously, It has been used 111
Spain in thousands of cases with ex
Governor General Smith in n state"
ment io the public exonerated Dr.
Strong and declared thai the-commis
sion would take care of the families
of the dead prisoners.
By Associated Prvfs.
WILBURTON, I. T., Nov. With
a • record of nineteen horrible deaths
during the past year the Degnan and
McConnell jilne No. 19 at Wllburton
blew up wltti frightful force this even
ing. .■ - ■:<-...
Six men In the shaft narrowly es
it cannot be determined tonight
whether any lives were lost.
GEN. GREELY SUCCEEDS WYNT
Orders Received at Omaha Send Well
Known Soldier to St.
By Associated Preß«.
OMAHA, Nov. 26. — Orders were re
ceived at headquarters this afternoon
of the department of Missouri today
announcing that Major General A. W.
Greoly, commanding the northern
military dlvhrton, will assume com
mand of the department of the Mis
souri December 1.
He relieves Brig 1 . Gen. T. J. AVynt,
who I? under orders to proceed to Cuba
to take command of the American
tioops in the Island.
COLTON WILL CONTEST
AT SANTA CRUZ
By Associated Press.
SA.VT.A CRUZ, Cat, Nov. 26— The
C'ultun will case was begun today be
fore Superior Judge Smith.
S. Sacher, guardian of his 6-year-old
daughter, is trying to break the will
of Mrs. Ellen Colton, great-grand
mother of the girl, who was cut off
with $1000. The remainder of the
$1,000,000 estate went to her other
daughter and children.
Sacher charges undue influence on
the part of Mrs. J. B. Dahlgren, the
only surviving daughter, who lives
NEW MEXICO GOES
FOR STATEHOOD, 1130
Special to The Herald.
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 26.— A special
to The Times from Santa Fe, N. M.,
says that the vote of New Mexico, cast
In the recent election was canvassed
The 'majority for Statehood was 1,
Andrews. Republican, was declnred
elected delegate to Congress by a plur
ality of 274. Larrazolo, Democrat,
filed notice of contest, alleging grosrf
fraud In several counties.
The total vote cast was 4?i.7G7.
FOR "WINKING EYE"
fiy Associated Press,
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 26.— For winking
the, official eye, when Marshall Brooks
escaped from jail in this city. Chief
of Police Jimines of Ensenada, will
serve four years in the Ensenada pri
son and Justice of the Peace Crossth
walte will servo two years.
Brooks was wanted here for jail
breaking and the Mexican officials
an- charged with accepting bribes to
protect him in Lower California.
VILLAREAL CASE '
By Associated press
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 26.—Immigra
tion officials at this place when asked
übout the report that another hearing
had been given Antonio Vlllareal, the
alleged revolutionist, who Is in jail
here pending <*xtradltioii, stated to
night that no information bearing on
the case had been received t'roin the
department of commerce and labor
wince the matter had been referred back
No Promises for Albert T. Patrick
B.v Asaoi i.ileil ITi-.su
ALBANY. N.V.. Nov. 26.— "The state
ment that i ha\i- promised or intimat
ed to anybody that i will commute the
sentence of Albert T. Patrick it* abso
lutely and unqualifiedly false," said
Governor iiiK'gin» this afternoon.
Phi Del Betas Meet
Sv AxKnplnied Press.
tional , onventton of the Phi Del Beta
fraternity besan h»r« today. Presi
ii in RooseveTl v iii I'eoeiva the fra
terntt) at the White rlousts Saturday,
PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS
NO MORE 'UNKNOWN
DEAD" IN BATTLE
t-ty Atnociated rrr**.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 26.
— Commenting upon the finger
print system, which has been
adopted by the war department
as a means of insuring the de
tection of fraudulent enlist
ments and the identification of
deserters with greater ease,
Major General Ainsworth, the
military secretary, in his an
nual report says :
"The finger prints of an un
identified soldier in the field of
battle will establish his identity
and unknown dead in the
field should be a thing of the
past. The finger prints of for
mer soldiers will also serve as
an infallible means of identifi
cation in the many pensions
and other cases in which it be
comes necessary to establish to
the satisfaction of the govern
ment the identity of the appli
RISK LIVES TO
SAVE MAN AT
By Associated Press.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. V.. Nov. 26.—
An unknown man was swept over the
Horseshoe falls In a small boat this
nfternoon after a daring attempt had
been made to save him.
An employe of the Ontario Power
company first saw the little craft com-
Ing down the river In the grasp of the
swift current. The occupant, a man,
was standing up frantically waving his
Two rowbats started down the Chlp
pewa river to the Niagara to attempt
a rescue at the mouth of the small
The rescuers were far behind what is
considered the danger line, but a cross
current carried the unfortunate man
away from them toward Goat Island,
and in a few minutes he was carried
over the Horseshoe falls.
The would-be rescuers were by this
lime In a perilous position, and it was
with great difficulty they succeeded in
SAN FRANCISCO MAKES
GAIN IN SCHOOL ROLL
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. N0v.. 26.— A mem
ber of the local school board said that
the increase in the attendance In the
public schools has been almost
phenomenal and that the average daily
attendance has now reached 30.000, or
within 6000 of what It was last year.
Despite the fact that the board has
been busy all year putting up new
bulidings, there is not yet sufficient
room to nccommodate all the pupils,
and in some localities it is necessary to
restrict the children to half-day ses
The rapid Increase in the attendance
has exceeded all expectations, and is
considered by the members rt the board
to be positive proof that San Francisco
will not only soon be as large as it was
previous to the fire but will rapidly ex
ceed in population what It has been at
any previous time in its history
FRENCH SCHOOL SHIP FIRE
NOW UNDER CONTROL
By Associated Press.
TOULON, Nov. 26.— The fire which
broke out on board the torpedo school
ship Algiers, last night, has burned
Itself out and resulted in the almost
complete destruction of the vessel,
which was a wooden line of battleship
built in 1855.
The origin of the blaze has not been
definitely ascertained. Three sailors
were burned to death, six were injured
and eight firemen were more or less
By Associated Press.
HONG KONG, Nov. 26.— Advices
from Canton report a recrudescence of
anti-missionary feeling at Lien Chow,
where some church property has been
The American consul has asked the
Viceroy to enforce protection of the
missionaries and their property.
TAKE TO THE WfIODS
By Associated Press.
HAVANA, Nov. 26.— With the cap
ture to-day of the Clenfuegos band of
eight men who took to the woods under
ex-Chief of Police Ruiz, the last vestige
of disorder has disappeared.
Ruiz was alleged to have a large fol
lowing, but the capture of the men
has proved this to be untrue.
SAILS SIXTY MILES
By Associated Press.
NANTES, Department of Selne-et-
CMse, France. Nov. 'it.— Lebaudys dirig
ible war balloon, La Patrle, made an
other tight to-day, covering nearly
Where li Mu. Harry WacUworth?
By Associated £rre«s.
SALT LAKK, Utah,, Nov. 26.— Harry
Wadsworth, who >,uik a few days ago
from the west, was Killed this morn
ing by an engine of the Halt Lake
route. He la aald to have a wife, the
whereabouts ■of whom the coroner 's
trying to learn. ■ ./
Identified as W. C. Agle
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 26.-~A man
who died at the city and county hos
pital Saturday night has been Identi
fied as William •'. Agle, a mining pros
pector and author of several books of
mining experiences. .'•.!•
President Will Write
Roosevelt Party Reaches
White House Once
Remarkable Trip, In Which Nation's
Ruler Leaves Country for First
Time in History During
By As*ni-I.it(»<i press
WASHINGTON, 'Nov. 26.-Complet
ing a remarkable trip to Pannma, dur
ing which he traveled several thousand
miles b.v sea and visited not only the
Isthmus but Porto Rico as well and
voicing his thorough enjoyment of the
fntlre voyage. President Itoosevelt re
turned to Washington at 10:42 o'clock
The trip up the Potomac on the con
verted yacht Mayflower, to which he
and his party were transferred from
the Louisiana at Piney Point this
afternoon, was made without special
As the Mayflower pulled Into the
dock at the rear of the office of the
(^ m 'T I Vr dant nt the Imvy ynrds *"«"
Ethel Roosevelt, the president's daugh
ter, and Miss Hagner, Miss Rooseveifs
secretary, were awaiting to greet the
Miss Roosevelt immediately rushed
on board when the gang plank wna
laid and affectionately greeted her
father and mother. There was also at
tl»e dock to welcome the president
Captain McCoy. U. S. A., and Lieuten
ant Commander Key of the marliu;
corps, the president's aids and the
commandant and other officials of the
navy yard and the Uruguayan charge
The president landed within ten min
utes after the arrival of the Mayflower.
To those who met him he stated that
he had a delightful trip and that he
was feeling fine. The president and
Mrs. Roosevelt proceeded at once to
the White House.
Reach White House
President and Mrs. Roosevelt readied
the While House shortly after 11
o'clock. As the president alighted from
his carriage he shook hands with the
attaches and others waiting on the
Speaking of his trip the president
"We had a very pleasant, very en
joyable time ;ind I am deeply im
pressed with the United States navy
with Panama and with Porto Rico."
The Panama canal, it was said by
the president, will be the subject of h
special message and consequently on
that subject the president will say
nothing at this time.
Pedro Roquena Bermudez, charge
d'affaires of Uruguay, was the only
member of the diplomatic corps that
greeted the president upon his arrival.
At the front entrance to the navy yard
Senor Bermudez was delayed by the
marine guard, who refused to admit
him without the consent of the com
mandant. After the twenty minutes'
delay he was admitted and when the
president appeared on the deck of the
Mayflower the diplomat was the first
t Continued on Paare Two.)
THE DAY'S NEWS
For Southern California: Cloudy,
unsettled weather Tuesday; possibly
showers; light east wind. Maximum
temperature in Los Angeles yester
day, 49 degrees; minimum, 42 de
I —Bandit1 — Bandit faces death.
2 — Ask testimony of Californian.
— Cold weather very unusual. -
— Non-partisans are confident.
■ s— Theatrical news.
6 — Editorial.
7 — City news.
B—Sports.8 — Sports.
9 — Southern California news.
10 — Markets.
1 — Classified advertisements.
— Railroad news.
President Roosevelt . returns to Wash
Damaging evidence given In Herklmer
murder trial. ■ . • ■
Metropolitan directors still .stand by -
Blanche Walsh reported married v ;
' Opera season opens In New York. v
Army officers oppose helping Alaska
Woman shoots former Flench mm- I ;
ister of finance
Cuban bandits take to the woods.
Cruiser Charleston will be -flagship
on Friday. • ,
School attendance in San Francisco '
is 30.000. _vrinN»* aMrmJgnniflwfffl
Bakerafleld man's testimony wanted;',
in Thaw-White case. -
Gat) supply short all over the city on
account of repairs. - -atap '' 'T*''>»«'7i 1, »SwH
Nou -partisans are confident of success .
Mayor McAleer balls old friend out ot ,
Jail. ■ ■ ■'•■••■ '•■.-.
Packing company sues Bouthern Pucirlo
on charge of allowing cattle to starve to
death, t.-j^mu yjtmi i fantmmmmfmmtlß
Consolidation ■ committee gees -sontl-, .
iii.ni In favor of annexation In • Bun
Pedro failure.' , ' »J ?,«■*«;;
Bridge across Arroyo lie loa'Posoa will
bo begun In sixty duj'B.