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SACRAMENTO, Sept. 19. — Governor
Gage this- afternoon appointed R. M.
Shackelf ord " ' trustee of . • the California
Polytechnic school at San Luis Oblspo,
vice William Graves, deceased.
Graves'- Successor Named.
SACRAMENTO, Sept 19.— Mrs. William
Schaumloffef , who resided on D . street,
between Thirtieth and Thirty-arst streets,
died at an • early- hour this morning from
the effects ' of burns received last night.
A child accidentally' knocked down a
hanging lamp. It fell mto the lap of Mrs.
Schaumloffef and. set fire to her clothing.
CHild Causes Woman's Death.
SAN JOSE, Sept. 19.— Two populai
young persons of this city, Miss Coralie
L. Montgomery and Clifton G. Reynolds,
were married""to-day*'at the home of the
bride's . parents. '..Mrs. Reynolds is th«
daughter; of T.- S. Montgomery, capitalist
and secretary of the ' Board of Agnew3
Asylum" Trustees.' Handsome floral dec
orations adorned the Montgomery home,
and here, in the inldst of the Immediate
friends and relatives, the ceremony waa
performed. - Miss Ella Porter and Miss
Marian Reynolds --were the bridesmaids,
and Seymour, T. Montgomery was best
man. To-day: was the twenty-fifth anni
versary-of • the -marriage of the bride's
parents; and the .same minister who offi
ciated then, Rev. George W. Foote of
Santa Cruz, presided to-day. Many hand
some presents were received. A wedding
breakfast followed the ceremony. Mr.
Reynolds ' is' employed 'in the office of
Wooster, - -Whltton & ¦ Montgomery, real
estate dealers. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds
will spend a short honeymoon in Port
land, Ore. < , , - ¦ ,
Popular Young* Couple Marry.
RECEIPT FROM HOSPITAL
, MAY REVEAL IDENTITY
Body of Unknown Man Who Commit-
ted Suicide Found in Town
BANNING. Sept. 19.— The dead body of
a man was found on San Gorgonia ave
nue yesterday. He was a stranger
here, Dut letters were found on his per
son addressed to Theodore Angelus and
also a receipt numbered 3604 from the
German Hospital of San Francisco, to
gether with a receipt from the Aachen
and Munich Insurance Company for in
surance on property at 912 Larkin street.
San Francisco. He had evidently com
mitted suicide, as a glass strong with
carbolic acid was lying near him and a
four-ounce vial of it was in his pocket
The German Hospital receipt referred
to in the above dispatch was issued to
Nels Paulson of Watsonville. ! Theodore-
Angelus was also a patient in the hos
pital at that time. Persons living at 912
Larkin street say they know nothing of
Reptile Cargo Resumes Journey.
SAN JOSE, Sept. 19.— The big cargo of
lizards and turtles that have" been recu
perating here several weeks after a trip
from the South Sea Islands, resumed
their journey to London to-day, where
they are to> form part of a zoological
garden. The animals are the biggest of
their kind ever seen on this coast. Sev
eral of the turtles weigh 1300 pounds each,
and the lizards average upward of three
feet In length. When they arrived here
they, were in bad condition because of
their long sea voyage, but after a rest of
a month at Berryessa they recovered
completely. R. L. Beck, the agent who
purchased the reptiles, accompanies the
cargo to London. .
Accused of Passing Forged Checks.
SACRAMENTO, Sept. 19.— Harry A.
Martin, who came from Louisville. Ky..
has been arrested for uttering 1 forged
checks. He ingratiated himself Into the
confidence of Rev. H. C. Shoemaker of
thia city, obtained employment and then
carried on a system of passing fraudulent
checks here and surrounding towns. He
was arrested in Colfax last night and
brought to this city for examination.
Teamsters Go on Strike.
MARYSVILLE, Sept 19. — Nineteen
teamsters who . haul mineral waters from
Bartlett and Allen Springs to the rail
road at "Williams are on strike. Teaming
is charged for by -weight of cargoes and
the men claimed filled and unfilled casks
and cases are systematically . recorded at
many pounds below their actual weight
The blocking of the track necessitated the
sending of passenger trains Nos. 4 and 6
over the Palmer cut-off' this morning. Be
tween Covlngton and Auburn No. 4
stopped to take water and No. 6 came
rusning down the slope and crashed into
the train ahead. The baggage and mail
car of the first train was telescoped and
H. T. Moore and F. E. Chase, mall clerks,
and Charles Sorenson, express messenger,
were hurt, but not seriously. Sev
eral passengers were slightly hurt and all
were badly shaken and frightened. After
further delay the wrecked passenger
trains ¦ were 5 hauled to Seattle and the
east-bound passengers forwarded over the
Great Northern. ; " ,
TACOMA, Sept. 19.— A head-on freight
train collison on. a heavy down grade at
the eastern end of the Northern Pacific
tunnel through the Cascade Mountains
last night caused the death of H. S.
Shaffer, fireman, and the serious Injury
of A. J. Adams, engineer, both of Tacoma.
Brakeman W. Oswald, also of Tacoma,
was badly hurt.
The wreck caught flre and twelve cars
of lumber and coal were burned/. A flre
engine from Tacoma saved the other cars.
The engines were badly wrecked.
ber of Persons Are
TWO TRAIN WRECKS
ON NORTHERN PACIFIC
Fireman Loses His Life and a Num-
St. Helena Is entitled to the credit of
being one of the first towns to start a Mc-
Kinley memorial fund and It la one of
the smallest towns to erect a monument
to the memory of our late chief executive.
At the unveiling this afternoon the pro
gramme was as follows: Song, "Nearer,
My God, to Thee," chorus; invocation.
Rev. James Mitchell; remarks. Dr. F. D.
Watkins; vocal solo, "In His Steps," Mlsa
Alena Johnson; remarks. Rev. Father
Blake; unveiling of the monument. Linda
Bell, assisted by Mary Steves and Alice
Anderson; address. Mr. McNutt of San
Francisco; song, "America," chorus. '
ST. HELENA, Sept. 19.— To-day being
the anniversary of the funeral of William
McKinley, the unveiling of the monument
erected to the memory of the late Presi
dent by the citizens of St Helena oc
curred. Just one year ago to-day, at the
memorial exercises held in the park at
this place, a subscription was started to
raise funds for the erection of a atatue to
the martyr. A committee, composed of Dr.
F. D. Watklns, F. B. Macklnder, J. H.
Steves. A. N. *BelI. E. L. Cave. C. H.
Anderson. J. S. Noble and B. F. Kettle
well, was appointed by the Town Trus
tees to take the affair In hand and It soon
obtained the necessary sum. .
The statue, which Is an exact duplicate
of the one erected by the McKinley Gram
mar School in Berkeley, is a life siza
bust of bronze, designed by Robert I.
Aitken of San Francisco. The bust rests
upon a pedestal of white granite four and
a half feet high, making the height of
the entire statue seven feet. On the
pedestal is a bronze plate bearing the fol
lowing Inscription: "Dedicated to William
McKinley by Citizens of St. Helena, Cal..
1902." The monument was erected on tha
public school grounds, corner of Oak ave
nue and Adams street.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
The claims lie on Middle Creek, about
one mile -below the old town of Shasta.
The owners will incorporate and rush the
work of development and extraction on a
large scale. The prospects are fine. The
cropplngs of the ledge show 2Va per cent
of copper, and the Indications are favor
able for a large deposit at greater depth
of that Shasta County staple. The copper
alone will .make the' mine a profitable
one. There are some gold and some beau
tiful specimens of graphite. .
The owners now are running a* tunnel
which will strike the ledge at a great
depth. No shafts will be needed. The
tunnel is now in 150 feet from the surface,
and will be driven to the ledge as rapidly
as pick and shovel can do the work. The
owners believe they have a bonanza in
the black lead line.
REDDING, Sept. 19.— The day may yet
come when , Shasta County will produce
its . own lead pencils. Graphite, in addi
tion to copper and gold, Is an Important
mineral product, in . the Illinois group of
four claims owned by 3. C. Frick of
Shasta and Bemis Brothers of this city,
and It has been discovered in sufficient
quantities . to warrant the expenditure of
a large amount of money for develop
ment work. •
Bust of the Late President
Owners of Illinois . Group of
Claims Will Develop
Large Deposit of the
Black Metal Is Re
St. Helena's Bronze Trib
. ute to McKinley Is
OF THE MARTYR
IN SHASTA HILLS
? Films, plates, papers, cameras. ' Printing
and developing.' The best of everything
at Sanborn & .Vail's. 741 'Market street ! .?
SAN JOSE, Sept- 13.— A north-bound
overland freight train collided with a
switch engine near the broad-gauge depot
this morning. The pilot of the freight en
gine was torn away, the footboard on the
switch engine was smashed and the draw
bars on. the freight cars were > loosened.
No one was injured.. Both engineers kept
to their cabs.
Collides With Switch Engine.
JUNCTION CITT, Kans., Sept. 19i— Ma
jor General Bates, commander of the De
partment of the Missouri, arrived at Fort
Kiley ' to-day for the maneuvers. The
first battalion of the Twenty-second In
fantry,' two companies from Fort, Logan
and Fort Crook came in on "the morning
trains and-later.a battalion of engineers,
300 men, commanded by Major Lynch,
and the Sixth ; Infantry, 1168 men, from
Fort Leavenworth.i Kans., arrived/ hav
ing made the :. march overland. * Most of
the regular, troops, that- will participate
In the | maneuvers I are . expected by to
morrow, morning. '.. . , •
Troops Gather for Maneuvers.
MARYSVILLE, Sept 19.— Word reached
here to-day of the finding of the body, of
Edward Crowley, a well known miner on
the top of a high mountain east of Tay
lorvllle. Crowley left Quincy on Septem
ber 3 on a prospecting tour and his fail
ure to return led to a searching party be
ing sent out No marks of violence were
found on the body and It Is supposed he
died of heart failure.
Dies on Mountain Peak.
RATES TO .THE EAST REDUCED
BY UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD.
One Fare for the Bound Trip.
Tickets on sale October . 7. and . 8, . good to
return for sixty days. | To Chicago, $72 B0;
St. Louis, Memphis and New ', Orleans, $67 50*
Missouri River points. $60. No excess fare to
ride on the electric-lighted "Overland Lim
ited." Less than three days to Chicago D W
Hitchcock, Gen.; Agt., No. 1 Montgomery
street, San Francisco. .'."•
The train from Lake Tahoe.now leaves
the lake at 5 p. m., j Instead of 6:30 ; p. ' m.
This enables tourists stopping over at
Truckee on their way East to make di
rect connection • with the Overland Lim
ited after visiting the lake.
Change of Time.
SALINAS, Sept 19.-The suit brought
by Thomas Martin, an Incompetent,
through his guardian, to annul his mar
riage to Alice Bralee Martin, on the
ground that at the time the plaintiff waa
ajld h /4r bee . n In ,?ane t was decided In fa
vor of Martin this morning. Judire Dorn
decided that Thomas Martin, X has"
been confined in Agnews since June 30.
1902, was for a long time previous to his
marriage incompetent and without un
derstanding. The case was not contested
the defendant having agreed to a settle
ment out of court.
Court Invalidates Marriage.
BAKERSFIELD, Sept. 19.— Mrs. H. H.
Barnes, wife of an employe of- the South
ern Pacific shops in Kern, while working
about her oil stove preparing luncheon
yesterday met with an accident which her
coolness and presence of mind prevented
navlne serious consequences. The stove
exploded and the flames immediately en
veloped the woman. She ran into the
y ard » rolled upon the ground and suc
ceeded in smothering the flre after she
had been painfully but not seriously
burned about the head and face.
Burned by Oil Stove's Explosion.
. NEW .YORK, Sept. 19.— Peter Herlia
was. hanged in the County Jail at Hack
ensack,-N. J.; for the murder of Barley
Kahter, a butcher. Before his execution
was accomplished Herlia made a desper
ate fights . .
When two Deputy Sheriffs approached
him to' strap his j arms he suddenly tore
off two brass brackets on the side of his
cell and/getting into the corridor, leaped
over a partition. He then tore off a piece
of lead, pipe and, crouching in a corner
came^neaV^himf W0UM klU any; ° ne tW
T? y Q t i! lls «i. lme J t^? JaM 'was -in 'an uproar.
The Sheriff and his deputies were at first
.puzzled as to how to deal with the mur
derer and disarm him. It was finally de
cided to turn a hose on him. This was
done and as Herlia put up . his hands to
ward off the water from striking him
in the, face a Deputy Sheriff leaped over
and grabbed the. hand of the murderer in
which was the lead pipe/ Other deputies
quickly rushed in.
¦ r Herlia was finally overpowered and se
curely strapped. He was .then placed in
a chair and carried to the gallows. His
clothing was dripping wet. He was 11ft
ed .from the chair and the noose quickly
adjusted about his neck. The Sheriff ask
ed . him-if he had; anything to say, and
he replied in a weak voice: "Good-by
all. Excuse me." > ¦ ¦ "'
J. The * r0I i was then sprung and Herlia
died, of Thi condemned
man during the night , asked frequently
for whisky and when refused he smashed
a chair^in his cell and two priests who
were with him had difficulty In quieting
him..'- , ' <¦ i* ¦• . •. - ,'¦.¦¦¦'•¦ ¦
Herlia shot Kahter on March 4 last be
cause the"' latter would not, sell him 5
cents' worth of dog meat - . ..
.BALTIMORE. Md., Sept. 19.-John Wes
ley Devine. colored, was hanged here to
day, for the murder of Patrolman Charles
J. Donahue last June. Devine was mar
ried three weeks ago in the jail to a wom
an with whom he ? had been -living and
who was the direct cause of the murder
Klondike Gold ," for . Treasury.
. NEW YORK, Sept. 19.— The sub-treas
ury has been directed to anticipate pay
ment of .$250,000 in Klondike gold received
at San Francisco on Wednesday for the
Bank; of -.British North America. That
institution is ; advised of the receipt at
?3 n 'f£ anclsco !° £ an additional $150,000 in
Klondike gold. ' • <¦ "
Editor Must Go to Jail.
SAN .JUAN,; Porto Rico, Sept. 19.—Ho
bart;N.j Bird, 'editor; of the San Juan
News, was convicted, of libel in: the San
Juan; District Court to-day and sentenced
tOj four ' month*', imprisonment. He was
charged "¦ with publishing , llbelous articles
concerning former Judge Ramos."
All were paralyzed with fear and power
less to act until Joaquin Duran, a young
ranchero from the hill country, broke
his way through the crowd and faced the
bull, who approached like a hurricane,
his eyes blazing and his clean, pointed
horns glistening. The ranchero quickly
drew a large revolver 1 and aiming at a
vital spot, fired one shot Just as the mad
dened brute came thundering down upon
him. The bull wavered and sank to his
knees, dying at the feet of the young
man. Duran was lionized by the populace
for his deed of darinsr.
The frantic bull charged the crowd and
certain death awaited many. Even the
soldiers and policemen forgot to use their
weapons to stay -the mad rush of the
bull and all seemed only bem on escap
ing. People holding safe positions high
above or across the arena stood spell
bound ¦ awaiting the crisis and many wo
There was a wild stampede of these.
Soldiers, gendarmes, policemen and cit
izens trampled over women and children
to escape the furious bull and all be
came panic-stricken, hastening toward
the outer door. ...
. Last Sunday at the opening of the na
tional festival some exceptionally fine
bulls were brought to the arena ' to be
slaughtered. An immense crowd was in
attendance and the reserved seats just
behind the parapet were packed with the
elite of the capital. Two bulls had been
killed and the third, a ferocious untamed
monster from the . wilderness, was re
leased at the gateway of the arena and
goaded into madness when two barbed
gaffs were thrust into his sides to make
his fight. He plunged forward , and
cleared the inner . wall without a pause.
Then he stood flatfooted and jumped clear
of the outer wall,- eight feet in height,
landing among the terrified fashionable
people of the city who occupied the re
served seats. ¦ .
EL PASO, Tex.,' Sept. 19.— An exciting
and sensational bullfight story was
brought to this' city to-day from Chi
huahua, Mexico, by Captain Charles
Hunt, a cattleman who witnessed the In
Special Dispatch to The Call.
PITTSBURG, Sept. 19.— Five . trainmen
•were killed and two seriously Injured' as
the result of a, head-on collision between
Buffalo, Rochester ' and Pittsburg and
Pittsburg and . Western • passenger
trains at Witmer Station on the
latter road about 10 .o'clock to
day. A number of passengers were
cut and bruised by flying splinters and
broken glass, but . none was . seriously
hurt. The dead are;
GEORGE CHUGERTY, brakeman."
WILLIAM BENEDICT, engineer, of- the
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg train...
THOMAS ' DUGGAN, . fireman ¦ of > ' the
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg train.
FAY DE MOSS, a boilermaker who had
been traveling on the Pittsburg and
Western engine, i .....'
WILLIAM GRAHAM, fireman of the
Pittsburg and Western train.
The following are seriously injured: H.
E. Chambers,, engineer of the Pittsburg
and Western train; taken to a hospital;
may die. C.'.W. Crossman, express mes
senger, Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburg
train; will recover. ¦- '
The accident is , alleged to have been
due to the . failure | to flag the passenger
trains. The Buffalo, Rochester and Pitts- •
burg and the Pittsburg and : Western
roads occupy the same tracks to But
ler, Pa. About a half-mile this side ; of
Witmer Station is a long curve. A freight
train became disabled and as work , is
being done on a new tunnel it necessitat
ed all trains being run on the- other
track. ¦ By some ; mistake, it is said, the
trains were allowed to come together In
stead of one waiting until the other had
passed. ':-¦'¦¦- ,. ' : ' -
Murderer Makes Des
perate Effort to Es
cape Hanging. \
Frantic Animal Routs
Fashionable Folk in
Five Lives Are Lost in
; Eastern : Railroad
This was the last of the fraternal dem.
onstrations at the State Fair this year
and was one of the most successful.
SACRAMENTO, Sept 19.— The State
Fair pavilion was again crowded by a
brilliant throng to-night, the Ancient Or
der of United Workmen being the guests
of honor. Prior to the visit to the pa
villon there was a parade through the
principal streets, the Workmen appearing
In white duck suits, and fHe members of
the women's auxiliary, the Degree of
Honor, riding In tally-hos drawn by spir
ted four-in-hands. Red fire Illuminated
the streets and reman candles were shot
high into the air.
An address . of. welcome was delivered
In the pavilion by Director Grove L.
Johnson, and prominent members of the
order responded. A competitive drill by
United Workmen teams and an exhibition
drill by the drill team of the Degree or
Honor proved interesting features of the
night at the fair.
tions by Drill Teams Interest
Street Parade and Competitive Evolu-
UNITED WORKMEN GUESTS
AT CALTFORNTA'S FAUR
IN THE CRASH
Suddenly Stricken Blind.
PETALUMA, Sept. 19.— C. Nicholas Jr.
of this city was suddenly stricken blind
at Hopland last night. The attack came
on without warning while Nicholas was
driving in a carriage. He is now in Peta
luma under the care of oculists.
MARTSVILLE, Sept. 19.-T. J. Fletcher,
a stock dealer, well known throughout
this section, was robbed of more than
$G00 yesterday afternoon at Woodland.
Intending to leave town, Fletcher drew
the money from a bank and gave it to
his wife to keep. It being In gold and
silver and consequently heavy, Mrs.
Fletcher placed the coin in their traveling
¦wagon. Only for a few minutes was she
away from the vehicle, but during the time
the robbery was perpetrated. -Two
strangre boys were seen playing about the
wagon when the money was placed In it
and suspicion rests upon them.
Robbed of Sack of Gold.
NEARLY four hundred devotees of
whist played an enthusiastic
series of games for. prizes at Na
tive Sons' Hall last evening at the
tournament givenVby the Western
Addition Chess, Checker and Whist Club.
The enthusiastic players were grouped in
sections of forty, persons each. The scene
was a brilliant one, the guests including
both ladles and gentlemen, and many
handsome toilettes were displayed. A
bevy of attractive and prettily gowned
young, ladles kept the scores. -The hall
was decorated with palms and an excel
lent string orchestra was m attendance.
An interesting musical programme was
enjoyed after.: the game,, which - began
with selections by the orchestra. Miss
Nina Parker, rendered soprano solos with
a sweetness and sympathy that brought
forth much applause. Stella Eaton's vio
lin numbers were highly appreciated and
well received and Logan Tooroy's rich
contralto voice won her a v pleasing recep
tion. Oscar Frank, the basso soloist, add-
ed his. excellent numbers to the pro
gramme , and . Thomas - Walsh, . who , Is
prominent in politics, sang comic songs
in his inimitable style.
.The purpose of the affair was to add a
ladies';, department to the Western Ad
dition Chess, Checker and Whist Club,
which at present consists only of gentle
men.- The tournament * was a decided
financial success • and many congratula
tions were .extended to Mrs. E. P. Schell,
who managed the affair.
The ladies who presided over the vari
ous sections are: . '
'Mrs. George E. Bates, Mrs. G. W. Fuller,
Miss Tessie Semple. Mrs. Charles H. Pell, Mrs.
R. P.. Keith, Mrs. M. Taylor. Mrs. Fredericks,
Mrs. W'. .F. Finney and Mrs.'. McCabe. The
puncliers comprised : Miss Elizabeth Painter,
Miss Hallle Moulton, Miss Younur, Miss Susie
SchuUz.;Mrs. Babin, Virginia Dare, Edith Mc-
Cabe,' Eleanor Jones, Kdith Steffins, Eva Doyle,
Leona "Woodward, Christobel Sobey, Edith
James, Kathryn Burns, Merle Crow, Alice
Washburn, Moss Coleman, Caroline Snook,
Evelyn. Doughty, .Alice Breese. Bell Graham,
Miss Leawthorn and Mrs. Frank Miller.
Sixty handsome prizes were awarded.
OFFICERS OF WESTERN ADDI
TION WHIST CLUB AND A
SCORER AT THE TOURNAMENT.
The explosion had wrecked everything
In the bank, all the plastering being torn
from the walls and the celling and the
«£» t>ni f the b " IldIn & blown out. A torn
5100 bill was found wedged between the
laths; bills of other denominations were
picked up, while coin was scattered all
about. A bundle of- bills which Wallace
was counting preparatory to putting it
away in the safe was torn in two. Pooley
and Wallace", both of whom, thanks to
their quick movements, were uninjured
went to work at once to gather up the
money and papers, sweeping up the
scraps of greenbacks from among the
debris. There was considerable gold dust
pn the counter, which probably will be
lost. A stick of .No. 1 Judson dynamite
was found in the debris. The dynamite
had been bought in Skagway by the bomb
thrower as was his revolver. It was
found that the dynamite was purchased
from Mrs. Brownell of the Gateway City
and the revolver from a local hardware
SCENE OF WRECKAGE.
Nine minutes after the explosion Cap
tain Summerall arrived on the scene with
a. squad of soldiers and took charge of
the wrecked bank, keeping back the
crowd that had gathered. Marshal Snook
arrived with Burns, his" assistant, and
they took charge of the bomb thrower
who was still alive. The Marshal had
him conveyed to the hospital, where some
or the soldiers endeavored to identify
him. for It was believed that he was a
mulatto who had been ajnember of the
army force that garrisoned Skagway last
winter. He died within two hours
A number of citizens hurried to the
scene. Lawrence Dillon, the first arrival,
found Price lying on the sidewalk. Price
shouted to Dillon to pick" up his money
for him, and then, scrambling to his feet,
the lawyer ran over to Dr. Brawn's of
fice, where he was cared for.
Messrs. Tanner. Kirmse, Caswell and
Ford ran into the wrecked building. On
the floor in front was the bomb thrower.
He was stretched among a quantity of
debris and was gasping for breath. His
hand that had held the revolver was
blown on! and his face was cut beyond
recognition. The severed hand was found
among the wreckage, clasping. the butt
of the revolver. He was carried into the
postofnee next door, where Drs. Run
nails, Pardee and Cameron cared for
him. That he could not survive was ap
Just a few seconds before the explosion
John G. Price, a prominent Skagway bar
rister, stepped into the bank with $350 to
deposit and the shock knocked him down
and scattered his money broadcast. His
injuries were not serious.
LAWYER'S CLOSE CALL.
"Do you see this? Well, if you do not
give me 520,000 I will blow up the bank."
Wallace promptly ducked below the
counter and rushed out of the back door,
calling to Pooley to jump behind the
large safe door, which was swung back
at the time. Pooley just managed to get
behind the big safe door when a loud ex
plosion shook everything and wrecked the
Interior of the bank completely. The
noise of the explosion was heard through
out the business portion of Skagway.
Messrs. C. Pooley of Victoria and Wal
lace, the cashier, who are In charge of
the bank during the absence of Manager
Lay, who is on a vacation, were at 3
o'clock on Monday afternoon checking up
the accounts of the day preparatory to
closing. A man about 40 years of age,
with a three weeks' growth of beard and
with a slouch hat well drawn over his
forehead, entered the bank. After pull
ing his hat further down over his eyes,
he walked over 'to the cashier's wicket,
where Wallace was standing, and pointed
a revolver at the head of the cashier. Ait
the same time he showed Wallace a dy
namite bomb, and said:
VICTORIA, B. C, Sept. 19.— The steam
er Amur, which reached port to-day from
Skagway, left there soon after the Bank
of Commerce had been blown up by a
would-be robber, who demanded $20,000
from the cashier. The steamer brings
full details of the affair, which Involved
the death of the robber and the destruc
tion of the bank, as well as the loss of
much money which was scattered and
torn by the explosion.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
It must not be understood that the
patient is out of danger, for his physicians
say he is far from it and that- a relapse
may occur at any time. The longer the
improvement continues the better will be
his chances. Perhaps the best indication
that there is no immediate danger is the
&5£ M 1 * 1 Dn Taegart left the hotel at
11:10 o clock, saying he would not return
until morning. He left the nurses in
charge and instructed them to call him if
there was any change.
At midnight Senator Bard had been
sleeping naturally for nearly two hours.
There was little fever, and although the
heart action was irregular. It was strong
and showed no other alarming symptoms
Dr. Tapgrart's last words before retiring
were: *1 tx>liev« we have won the battle
If tnsre is no relapse — and we expect none
—bis recovery will be slow but sure "
The failure of the heart is still to be
feared, but with the general improvement
to-day the danger of that is greatlv les
The condition of the left lung, which
was the seat of the pneumonic trouble. Is
greatly improved. The patient Is not yet
able to throw oft the secretions which ob
struct the cells, but more air is reaching
the lungs and this has improved the heart
-A. test for typhoid fever was made at 2
o'clock this afternoon and showed only
negative results, although Dr. Taggart
would not say that he was satisfied that
no typhoid germs existed. A further test
will be made to-morrow.
The day passed without any alarming
developments, without the periods of de
pression which were so much feared. In-
Etead there was a slow but steady im
provement. Not only did the stomach re
tain nourishment, but there was a decided
improvement in the action of the heart
and to-night the patient was much
stronger than he was twenty-four hours
ago. A complete change of diet had the
etfect of increasing his strength, and this,
together with his naturally strong will,
brought about a change for the better
that was as surprising as it was gratify
It was this ninth day that was most
feared by the physicians, for it would
then be known whether the typhoid
symptoms would develop into a definite
case of typhoid fever. Upon the Sena
tor's condition to-day depended his life,
and if he improved to-day it would mean
that he had more than a fighting chance
for ultimate recovery. The weaK condi
tion of his stomach had caused grave
concern and the irregular action of his
heart led to the fear that that organ
might fail. ¦ ;
"I have good news for you," said the
doctor to the friends of Senator Bard,
who were awaiting his coming in the
lobby of the Van Nuys HoteL Then he
proceeded to make a detailed statement
about the Senator's condition, which, he
paid, was rapre favorable than it had
been at any time since the distinguished
patient became ill. nine days ago.
"If the Senator's condition improves as
much in the next twenty-four hours as it
has in the last he will soon be out of
danger." said Dr. Taggart at 11 o'clock
to-cight, after an hour's %-isit with his
LOS ANGELES. Sept. 19.— The crisis in
Senatcr Bard's illness appears to have
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Steamer Amur Brings De
tails of Monday's Fatal
Twenty-Four Hours Without
Eelapse Will Put Him
Out of Danger.
Wrecking of Skag way-
Bank' by Robber Is
Patient's Condition Con
tinues to Improve
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