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OIL GUSHER WIPES
OUT FRAUD CHARGES
Dudley Brothers and Martin
Delighted by Devils Den
Strike"
Accusations of "Salting" Are
Disproved by Big Flow
From Well
B. B. Dudley, who is staying at the
Stanford hotel, was made joyful yes
terday by the news that an oil gusher,
shooting higher than a derrick, had
broken out in the Devil's Den well in
the Lost bills district, near Wasco.
which it was claimed that Dudley and
his partners, E. R. Dudley and J. D.
Martin, had "salted" and fraudulently
exploited by declaring it to be a good
oil- bearing country. .
Dudley stated last night that the
Lost hills district is more than fulfill
ing the most optimistic hopes. .
The Dudleys and Martin about a
year ago got off the train at Wasco
and. disregarding the sneers of other
oilmen, made their way with a few
pack mules 25 miles west, where they
stopped and made their first arrange
ments for sinking an oil well. They
named the country surrounding them
the Lost hills.
PROMOTERS niDICILED
The pioneers of the new oil district
incorporated the Lake Shore oil com
pany and started the firet well, Lake
Shore No. 1. From this time on the
Dudleys and Martin and their project
w£re severely attacked. It being
claimed that if any oil at all would be
secured it would at best be but the
poorer quality shale oil.
Oil was Etrut-k in the Lake Shore
No. 1 last August, but. in order to buy
up the surrounding territory, the well
wap apparently closed down and all in
dications that oil had been reached
•were removed.
Lake Shore well No. 2 was next Kunk
about a mile north of No. 1 in section
18. township 26. range 21. This well is
more promising than No. 1, which is
producing 500 barrels a day, as it is
only 400 feet deep now and already
is producing oil from 100 feet of the
best of oil FandF. , The oil coming
from these wells is of 22 gravity.
Fifteen other wells are now being
F'jnk on their properties by the Dud
leys and Martin.
The Devil's Den gusher on section 30.
township 26, range 21. is located about
800 feet easterly of Superior No. 1.
Bakersfleld Is- again in the throes of
the greatest excitement because of this
new gusher in the oil producing
BI"SII TO SCEXE
Dudley says the town of Wasco.
"which is the nearest on the railroad
line to the Lost Hill district, is thriv
ing on the stir and the new town of
Lost Hills, which is' 24 miles due west
of 'Waeco, presents all the features of
a greßt rush. He declares that tents
and temporary buildings of all kinds
have sprung -up in the little, place as
if .by magic and 600' mules and an auto
mobile express keep the supplies' com
ing- steadily from V.*a«co- \u25a0
The Dudleys and Martins are exu
berant, says the member of the part
nership at the Stanford hotel,* and
glance with pride a year back when
they were hewing up sagebrush for-fuel
and carrying water 1C miles on mules.
The greatest vindication of their
judgment, thing the three oilmen who
are now in a fair way to become mil
lionaires, is the remarkable oil eands
In the Lest Hills district, where the
knowing oir«?s told them they would
find nothing but "shale oil at best."
Following _ihe knowledge last sum
mer that oil was coming out of the
Ivost Hills district, millionaires and cor
porations rushed in and bought large
tracts. The Associated oil company now
owns 20.000 acres in the district and is
seeking more. E. L. Doheny, on section
34, T. 26, R. 21. is running three wells
and is down 500 feet, with strong show
ings of r>i] and gas. The £orey oil com
pany, on section 28. T. 26. R. 21. is run
ning a full standard Tig and boring
rapidly.
WIDOW OF FOUNDER
OF SEATTLE IS DEAD
Mrs. Mary Ann Denny Was 88
Years Old
SEATTLE, Dec. 30. — Mrs. Mary Ann
Denny, \u25a0widow of the founder of Seattle
and the first white woman to set foot
In the settlement, died at her home
here today, aged S8 years.
Mrs. Denny was born in Nashville.
Term., end at the a^e of 20 •was married
to Arthur A. Denny, a young civil en
gineer. A few years later they crossed
the plains to Oregon with an ox team,
being six months on the v way. and
petted In- Portland. In ISSO Arthur A.
Denny, his brother and a few others
made a Journey to Puget sound, and
choee Elliott bay as the site of the city
vrhtfch they Intended to found.
The pettier? received kind treatment
st th" h?.nds of Seattle, chief of the Du
watTi'sh Indians, and Denny named the
city in honor of his Indian friend.
Denny was the first delegate to con
press from 'Waf-hlngton territory. The
Denny family is one of the wealthiest
Jn Seattle.
NORMAL SCHOOL ALUMNI
MEETS AT BERKELEY
Plan's Are Discussed for. 1911
Convention
....
BERKELEY. Dec. 30.— Thirty mem-
b^rs of the Alumni association of the
normal school at San Jose met In the
Shattuck hotel Wednesday, and dis-
cussed plans for the 1911 teachers' con
vention. It was suggested a fund be
started to erect a dormitory, to be
known us Allen hall.
Those who Fpoke were:
,M. i:. Dtllp.T. iirrsjflent of tb» S=«n Jo»* *t«t*
'-.-::. »< i *cb'j«il: Rojr i;. TboDJpsoa. president of
•:>>- Aluisni assoriatioci: mk- Aon<> M. Nirbnlnon.
Prof. V.. R. Snj/lcr. Trof. H. M. Biand, Mary
«'«rnji< - fc«' > l end Miss VioW Brown.
Others present were:
Mi«» Ardw I'a:-"i2v at S«n M«tiv>. Mis* <;pr
tn»l*? Bryn* of Fan Franciwvi. Alex Shrriff* of
San J<w. \li*» Genfricvp Nlrhol»on of AhunMa
MJ*« Bfssl*' Mc<"a!» of San Jr*p. MU» Josoptiluc
XlcOab* of San J<»*. Miso H<.-Mp Williams, of
A!ani<xla. Miv IMith O'Brien of Kan Joy Mis»
Violpt Itrowo of B<Tkelf j-. Miits Xel! UnaUm «if
Ha.t J.k»o. Mr«. Klirtbftlj Shmoder of San J<wr,
ili«> 4'fj' Ih-ntna-uf Sin Jok<% and othern.
BAPTISTS TO RECEIVE
NEW/ MISSION CHURCH
Recently Formed Congregation
to Join Denomination
A council consisting of the pastors,
minister* and other delegates from all
Baptist chunhes In the San Francisco'
association has been called to meet at
the Ba.rt.ett street Baptist mission, 131*
Bartlett street, on Monday,- January 2,
1911, a 4 p. m.. -to consider receiving
the Mission "Baptist chruch, organized
December 4 as an Independent church,
into the Baptist denomination.
A fellowship supper will be served
"at fi p. itu and a. public service "will
tf/be held at 7:45, 0'c10ck in the evening.
V The Mission Baptist church is the
j-«sultj -«sult of a revival recently conducted
'in the mission by, Rev. Earle D. Sims,
R^v. J. B. Travis and- Rev. James
iLarsen.
Monoplane Constructed in Oakland
Type of One That Crossed Channel
William C. Wheeler's monoplane n>hcn nearly completed, and four men who will be prominent in the aviation meet,
reading from left to right, 'F.. A. Miller, R. Schwart, William C. Wheeler, E. P. de Barry. , t
HOME PRODUCTS TO
BE TRIED AT MEET
Novices in Machines Built by
Themselves to Compete
With Experts
For no other aviation meet, it is said,
have so many novices entered as have
t>een enrolled in the lists of the South
San Francisco aviation meet, to be held
here, beginning January -7, a week from
today. Xot only are men who for the
first time will operate aeroplanes built
along th*» standard models, -tfut also
there will essay to fly men who have
embodied new and sometimes startling
ideas in the construction of their fly
ing machines. *
Among those who will appear with
new models is William '&. Wheeler,
secretary of the Pacific aero club, who
has; applied radically new methods of
control to the Bleriot type of mono
plane, and C. K. I^ambrutli. consulting
engineer of the Pacific construction
company,- who lias devised a novel ma
chine, which is a monoplane with a
multiplane taif attachment. Both of
those machines are at the hangar at
Kennedy and Canal streets, Oakland,
where they have been -built, and .'-will
be brought over to this city next week
and installed in the newly constructed
hangars at the South San Francisco
aviation field.
CROSS CHANNEL TYPE
"Wheeler's machine is of the Bleriot
cross channel type of monoplane. It Is
an exact counterpart in design and size
of the machine in which Bleriot flew
the English channel. The control Is
constructed along original lines.
Wheeler's engine is a four cylinder,
four cycle automobile engine, 35 horse
power, water cooled. The monoplane
1s 35 feet long and 26 . feet from tip
tn tip. Wheeler constructed it him
self.
Lambruth's aeroplane is a radical
departure from any known type, and
has been pronounced by experts, among
them probablr the best known author
ity on aeronautics. Prof. R. J. , Mont
gomery, to be the probable successful
aeroplane from all standpoints.
It is so constructed that whether in
climbing or descending, the engine re
mains at all times in a horizontal po
sition. This is brought about by means
of stabilizers, of which there are eight.
It also has a plane inventor to over
come the tendency to fall rapidly in
case of " an accident.
The total surface area of the ma
chine is about 402 square feet, with
approximately 300 feet on the planes
and the balance on the stabilizers..
STABILIZERS IMPORTANT •£>
The stabilizers play an . important
part In the flying qualities of the.ln
vention, according to Lambruth, and
are so situated as to render the en
gine able to literally, compress the. air
under. them, instead of sucking out the
air in order to secure propelling power.
This feature alon<\ it is said, will give
the machine at least twice the buoy
ancy, of any known, aeroplane. •
His engine is of 65 horsepower with
four cylinders .and water cooled. '" 'J;
The control Is very similar to the
Curtiss body control,- except that new
devices are used on ; the engine ; to per-,
mit of cbntroling it with: the least
amount of trouble. \u25a0 "The engine, once
started, can not stop, unless entirely
stopped by the aviator, while it can
also be, shut down until " -the . pro
pellor simply revolves at' slow speed
without imparting headway -to the
aeroplane.
Tho headquarters of the: aviation
committee were full of rejoicinft yes
terday over the news that.: Hubert
Latham had consented to fly at; the
coming Tanforan meet. After long ne- i
gotlatlons the aviation board closed the
contract yesterday, with the result
that Latham and his Antoinette- will
arrive from Los Angeles January. s.
FA M E OF \u25a0 LATH A X
Latham is thY man "who" achieved
fame by crossing the; Knglish
and his daring and dash asf an aviator,
despite, rain-or weather, has won him. a,
foremost rank' in the aviators of- the
world." He is also noted as the man
who when his machine was broken
badly mended it and' had it in thor
ough "running order in Jess than .24 j
hours. ' .
Th*- management also arranged, yes
terday with Mrs. J. C. Levy, chairman
of the" Council of Jewish* Women; "to
take 50 children and 20 mothers orthat
settlement to see the. flights children's
day Similar arrangements have also
been made with Mrs.- 12. L. Baldwin for
the children of the ; juvenile court, the
committee furnishing free .admittance
and the San Bruno society the trans
portation- , -.
The aviation committee, has , also .ex
tended an invitation to the chamber
of commerce of "Spokane to; be. guests
at the field the -opening day and I . as, a
result an excursion of • 250 Is due* to
arrive in this city January, 5-, Seattle
is taking such \u25a0 a keefa interest, in the
outcome of the meet- that' the:.pub
lisher -of. the Seattle Times, ; Joseph
Blethen, has written to- the"" headquar r
ters for detailedMnformation'iregard
ing . the conduct of C a. 1 ", mcct \u25a0 •so r that
Seattle can b'ethe 'next^in line." '. .~ "'\u25a0'
NAVAL EXPERIMENTS ' ""
. Vast -interest is 1;-1 ;-' centering , -in .. the
proposed flight from t and " subsequent
THE SAN FRA3sCISiCO CALL,; SATURM^ DEGE^
Tabuteau Wins Prize
For Distance Flight
DUO, FraMee, Deo. 30.— Maurice
Tnbuteau, . «*onte«t!ner for/ the'
Michelin' cup, today" T»roke- the
world's aviation record for dis
tance,' covering 362.66 mile* In a
continuous flight of : 7 hours 45
mlnutei*. ". i.'^' • . .-..-
I*abuteau had before made the
liest mark for the Michelin cup,
hhvlngr flown 288 miles Octo
ber 17. V • ;
The cup In awarded, annually,
along; with a canh premium of
$4,000 to the aviator maklusr the
lonprcst HUMtafncd flisht' within
Ibe Vi mnnthn. . * .
Henri Farnian won the trophy
in ]»09. making I.*>O . miles in 4
hours .17 ml mi ton. ...
landing on the deck pf.a roving vessel,
which will be features by Eugene B.
Ely the fifth day of the meet: eH is j
the aviator who tried the experiment |
of flying inland November 14 from the j
\u25a0 deck of the United States cruiser Blr- j
mingham anchored off Hampton roads, j
The weather was so bad that the na- :
val authorities feared the test, but as,
soon as the, rain. ceased, Ely insisted on
making the flight. While his machine
dipped so that the wheels touched the
water and a piece was ripped , out of
the propellor, he continued his flight,*
made a safe landing on a narrow strip
of, beach. This feat induced the navy
to take up aeronautics. : iv , \u25a0*,--.
•« .The main, interest, today, is centering
in-the auction sale of ; box .andi grand-.
"stand. seats which- is to take place, in
the- lobby of the St. Francjs- hotel" a-t
1:30 o'clock, with Larry Harris as auc
tioneer. Competitions \u25a0\u25a0; for the • best
seats is keen and every one is anxious
to be the purchaser of the first one
sold, tl is expected that society will
turn out in force. • '.V;' :<~ \u25a0
George Harrison, one of^the pioneer
aeroraen of the state, has accepted the
position as personal superintendent to
Lieutenant Paul W. Beck. The fact
that these two will control the fliers
is in itself a guarantee of the success
ful outcome of the meet.
WORKS BOARD FAVORS
NEW SAFETY STATION
Appropriation Asked for Work
at Gough Street
The board of public' works has rec
ommended .an appropriation of $2,200
for constructing a safety station at the
junction of Market, Gough and Haight
streets. . . •
As.the opening of the Gough street
road increased the necessity for the
safety station, the Central Mission and
Hayes \u25a0 Valley, improvement ! clubs, peti
tioned ; the board . to. take immediate
action. ~^ \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 < -' : •
- A.-resolutlon by the. board of works
requested that $1,90.0 be made available"
to pay half the cost of paving the south
side -of . Precita. avenue, ' fac'lnglßernal
park. " ".-_',\u25a0\u25a0 '.'..". "\u25a0 ' . i" ' : - \u25a0 . "^
RENT CLAIM ALLOWED ,v.%
yThe finance committee of the!supe'r
yisors at its meeting yesterday 'allowed
a claim ; against the- city for $234. for
rent, of offices y in the Mills building- oc
cupied by Mayor P. . H. : McCarthy dur
ing March, 1910.- City- Attorney Long
advised the supervisors '.that formal
notice of ; the ' termination; of the; lease
should have .been given. - \u25a0 "'"\u25a0 '--'?\u25a0'''.
PA VIXG CONTRACT AWARDED
The board" of ' public works has
awarded, a $12,000 * contract to .-the City
street improvementcompany for repalr
ing^O'Farrell street - from-Powell to"
Jones. Asphalt pavem'ent'will be.sub*
stltuted - for 'the basalt blocks." . The
contract includes . paving /along "both
sides of , the streetand.at the intersect
ing points."]3HH9HHHHHtfߣli§<!i ' '' \u25a0
GRAY BROTHERS; RILE \u25a0',]':\u25a0 % \
AMENDED COMPLAINT
Contractors Claim r 525,000 ;for
Alleged Malcious, Libel -
Anamended complaint was filed yes
terday by Gray Brothers,, the contrac
tors, and rock [crushers.: in ""the suit for
$25,000 damages begun', against the
Daily News December *31; 11906, a" de
murrer to -the" first 'complaints having
been sustained •by Judge ; Graham. .The
article i complained i of,'. which was pub
lished December 13, 1906,': contained the
following:
• "tl is • cla i med' f i that •Herbert Schmitz
has been .able to! secure', '.from*: the
administration . certain "7 privileges', of
exceptional " value to" the "firm of Gray
Brothers, tin which he - is; said to pos
sess, large "interests. -Due; to .-the 'In
fluence Yof Herbert .Schmitz,! it, is "al
leged, previous '. to s the" fire v Gray 'Broth
ers secured i nearly all • the , rich', plums
in. relation to the 'work of the
city.'t; \u25a0 . .",
Gray, Brothers charge that"; these" as-"
sertions were ; malicious false 'and
exposed': them* to" hatred, contempt and
ridicule.;./. - - ; / : .
T. D. MINTO, QEYSERVILLE
MJERCHANT, IS BANKRUPT
T. I).. Minto, . a .merchant -,ot Geyser
ville." Sonoma" county/ihasffailed," 'owing
$3,66" ' and.,. with^assets;*am6unting J to
$2,000. v-He.petitionedithesUnitedStates
district ; court, yesterday^ to fdeclare • him
a.. bankrupt. John;' Keesell,' ay Sacra
mentor blacksmith, "filed: a petition i' in
bankruptcy yesterday. \u0084 Hi.s liabilities
't'utal*iS39O and" hisVassets Jl5O. ''-VWi&k
HOXSEY KEEPS ON
BREAKING RECORDS
Californian Fails at Trial for
Height, but Establishes
' Endurance Mark
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AVIATION FIELD, LOS ANGELES,
Dec. 30. — Fearing that through some
technical error or, oversight the height
record of 11,474 feet, which" he made
last Monday, might not "stand. Arch
Hoxsey, the California aviator, soared
into, the air today and broke all the
world's altitude' records -but his own.
\u25a0 The- two: barographs he'Carrled^wlth
him registered a'height "of 10,575 feet.
This is nearly 1.000 feet under the
world's mark he established Monday, but
it is only 76 feet above; the record of
Le Gagneux, made at Pau. France, a
short time ago.', "A new* record must,
however, exceed the former 'mark by at
least" 300 feet. Therefore, if the Inter
national federation of aero clubs re
fuses to accept Iloxsey's feat of Mon
day as^ official! Le Gagneaux will re
main*, the record holder and the Cali
fornian will lose, besides the glory,
prizes which aggregate nearly . $5,000.
Nevertheless. - through .'. today's - per
formance he will liave^the satisfaction
of- knowing that he rhokls' the- I 'American
endurance - record." He jwa s j \n~ the ;; air.
to&ay \u0084 three~lioiirf>'ancl *1 7 "niinutes, y or
eight minutes longer than 1 At* li' -Welch.
-An effort was > made after" -Hoxsey
landed to induce -him to ; ascend tomor
row morning and 1 try to surpass the
endurance record made_today by Ta
buteau in Frdnce," but he said lie was
disgusted at his- failure -to do more
than 10,575 in height today and re
marked:
'"I'd have to be in- the air more than
10 hours and travel at least 450 miles
to beat tho Frenchman,. and I don't feel
like trying." \\ '\u25a0;. x\u25a0.;...'x \u25a0.; ... '
"I must be, a poor liand nt reading
figures or I would have gone higher,
much ! higher, today. ; I had an aneoid
barometer strappeq to my wrist. 1 Be
sides I had a barograph tied up right
beside me, and another in my "pocket,
and ;I read both the barometer and
barograph figures at 12,r>7."> before I
started down." ,-.\u25a0;." j ' . ';
Hoxsey traveled, a distance estimated
at nearly 85 miles, and repeated his
feat of yesterday by sailing over and
about the summit of - Mount \ Wilson.
While. hovering over_the peak he darted
and "dipped \ and did the spiral glide,
flirting .with and : finally spurning the
forbidding crags of the mountain as he
sped'away. . '\u25a0 ~\u25a0'-':~ \u25a0'-': l-i : \u25a0',\u25a0 - -
'."".For % .mbre" than..two hours _;he sailed
above the altitude which marks _ the
eagle's line, . and " descending over "the
field soared. serenely for | an hour. and si
half." He wound up his- performance by.
a series of "dutch, rolls," -spiral glides
and .dips; that thrilled the onlnoking
throng. ' , ;
'= 'Hoxsey has established a record, for
an. entire week. df ialtitude flying. Fol
lowing, are his daily records for the first
seven; days of tlje meet,! which opened
last Saturday: \u25a0 " " . . "
• Suturday; 7 : 9,288 ' feet ; .\Sunday-, 7.290 ;
Monday. 11.474 :-Tuesday, 6,800; AVednes
day, . 8,500; Thursday," '10,005; /Friday,
10,575. . - v : : \u25a0-.;";\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0;-: ' [.--.K-J \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0.. :-.':\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0:;\u25a0:'
; .;ijincpln'Beache.\%" whose Curtiss biplane
was, smashed, yesterday, ;mlscalculated* a
landing to --the west of -the 'grandstand
at f the close of the day's events,', and his
machine* was 'reduced to'; junk.: Beachey
was-unhurt. . :\u25a0•:,:'.-; \.,'\ ' . • .'•:• \u25a0\u25a0':.'
..'; Glenn ;Curtiss beat Eugene Ely of. his
own;teamin'a.n-854imile. ra.ee. \u25a0 .
;, Glenn Martin -of Santa Ana, Cal.,
completed \his^^> novitiate .today, byumak
,ing;. his ; third lap _of the; course, ; ; thus
winning- a license as an: aviator.
;'." s Edgar .'; Smith, .a^Calif or'nia' amateur,
tri ed . to f fiy in; a Dempi selle .monoplane.
The rear-planes rose; arid 'almost threw
him, lnla. somersault. ;>TheVi the,:ma
chine; spun around ; in small circles* like
a /gia'iit" bumblebee :*on its t back. Smith
'managed', to V stop:, the. machine .-: before
it had done damage : either .> to him or
jtseif.;V r . : : ; ,: ' .-" ' \u25a0 \u25a0.'-•\u25a0 : .-v'- •'•- -\u25a0-.
."; There" jvere "several passenger carry
ing, flights latej today. , (Hubert* Latham
in his Antoinette: carried. H. \Ll-Pelton
of 1 6an Francisco, | James' E: "; HipUng -of
; the \u25a0 'United^; States;, signal -corps : and
Glenn^Curtisijon'separaterflights.v Arch
Hoxsey carried. M. C. Neuner, while
Royr .\u25a0 Knabenshue flew i with Walter
'Broojcins. ',?.:' i ' --.-'./\u25a0 -,s, s ".' ;"' m : :
Fall Is Fatal ; ;
:*: *..VERSAILLES,V-.:. .VERSAILLES, V-.:i France. , -^30.—
Lieutenant Caumont; of the ; army avia
tion corps; while a;!new % mono-,
plane? today, fell from a' height of -60
feei:^< ';y : . :?.'/ \u25a0';,\u25a0•'• " •--:\u25a0\u25a0' \u25a0'. \u25a0 " ',"\u25a0 \u25a0;\u25a0' ~. '\u25a0.
Both' arms ; and : legs . were broken 'and
lieLdledUonight. " - \u0084 ; \ ,-
: \u25a0:'\u25a0 As soon » as -he^learned Vof .. the acci
dent;' General: Brun-' minister^of '• war/
nominated /Lieutenant!Caumont;fof > the
Legion I of ,'*Honor; but X death j occurred
before- the cross; could -be taken to him. 1 '
Southern Taclfic \u25a0 IVeW : Year's '• Train
\u0084v; Service :.' " ' ""\u25a0->"'• i.
-.; For the : of ' suburban
residents' participatlnK.flnsNew.^Year's
festivities; insSaniFranciacoj the "South
ern • Pacific iwill : operate ; suburban" train
serviceSonsall^its * lines ; from? Oakland
pier,"* connectingiwithtboatUeaving: San
Francisco ; at r . 2 :lssa.im.iJanuary;l,r 1911 k
Also^special>train'-will|leave;tjird'and
.Townsend .1 streets \u25a0 depot a ate 1 :30 l ai-<. m.
' January .? 1,^1 911",*: for,? San sJose.v making
alUlntermediate^stops.^For." detail*" see
agents. -: ." Ticket? : offices:-^ Flood build-
Ing,'/; Palace ? hotel," Market s street ferry
depot, viThirdi-iandilTown«endwstreßt«
depot, ami-; Broadway; and
street.' Oakland. ,- * - *
WEALTHY HOTELMAN
AND WIFE SHOT
Albert Boquies Believed to Have
Been Killed by Spouse, Who
Is Found Dying
Both Wounded in Back of Head
and Tragedy May Be
- Double Murder
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[Special Dispatch to The x CalF\ ,
.EUREKA, Dec. 30.— Albert Boquies, r
wealthy .proprietor-'of the-Union - hotel;
Blue , Lake, .dead • with a 1 bullet hole
in the back of his head, and ; Mrs.-
Luella Boquies, his wife, .dying with i a
bullet home in the back of her .head,
was' the startling double tragedy dis-'
covered in .the Boquies bedroom by^the
negro cook at i the hotel this morning 1
at 11:30 o'clock./. A double murder," a
murder and '^suicide, a suicide = compact
7— all '\u25a0, are ; theories .that: may explain
the; iraqis deaths -of the Boquies. * '
District Attorney. "Otto C. Gregory
was /summoned to Blue,; Lake : shortly
after^nqon to; make-a thorough inves
tigation of - the\ tragedy and direct, the
inquest.'; - v/^/ 1 /,: v
-It {was in the night that the couple
were as H. J. Laverty •of Blue
Lake,; a: next door neighbor tq> the ho
tel,- heard the ; ; shots . fired. He" .thought
nothing of /the reports and returned
to sleep. :. j - . ,
At 11:30 o'clock this morning Oscar
Poulson, the cook, madea second trip 1
to;, the --\u25a0 bedchamber ;of Mr. '. and Mrs.
Boquies to waken them. He had
rapped at the door, as usual at 5 o'clock
this morning and had '• reecived no; re
sponse. He thought they wished to
sleep and did not attempt to disturb
them further. At- 11:30 o'clock, when
neither appeared, he went to the bed
room /again and rapped loudly./ "He
received .no response. eFarful that
something might be- wrong, he burst
in; the; door.. Boquies lay. on the- bed
dead. On the floor lay Mrs. Boquies,
unconscious and near death. She died
this, afternoon, " \u25a0
The concensus of opinion is that
Mrs. Boquies shot and. killed her hus
band and then killed .herself. A re
volver, was Jound in the room, pre^
sumabjy ; the . one from which the fatal
shots were fired. v
SAN RAFAEL PREPARES
FOR NEW YEAR CARNIVAL
Promotion League of Marin
County Assists Eagles
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN RAFAEL, Dec. 30.— Under the
auspices of the local branch, of the
Marin county promotion league and the
local aerie of Eagles, a New Year car
nival will be held here tomorrow even
ing. The' revelry will begin with a
band concert, and this will be followed
by, a masquerade ball.
Shortly before midnight the merry
makers.will march to thetcity hall,
where a huge bonfire" will be started.
An effigy of VO. U. . Knocker" will be
burned at this fire, and from/ the ashes
Miss Prosperity will rise and greet the
populace. -w .
The honor of. being queen at- the car
;.ni.ral -.will : be a warded- at the ball,' where
the ., younsc-womau -wearing -the most
unique <and beautiful costume 'will be
selected as Miss Prosperity." • .H. H '';-?•'?£
'The committee in' charge of the cele
bration 'will include Under Sheriff
Charles' Redding. Joseph Martinez, Jules
Levy and Joseph Taylor.
QOSHEN JUNCTION TO
ENJOY A NEW BOOM
Owners of Townsite Encour-
.aged by Railroad Depot
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
VISALIA. Dec. 30. — Gosheni junc
tion, fortnearlya third of a century a
standing joke with traveling salesmen,
some ; of whom have figured that they
have spent several years there waiting
for trains, is to be boomed as a city
again. . --..'-• -•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.• ,
About 2.300 lots, comprising a town
site located^ 30 years ago, are ;to be
placed oh'the r marlcet. with a proposal
to sell most, of them In I^os- Angeles
and-San Francisco; The 'owners are C.
C. AydelotteVof [ Hanford. and J. D.
Momson.- a Gosheir store keeper.
The recent action of the Southern
Pacific . i n moving ljts-depot half a mile
north, adjacent to the townsite, is said
to be responsible for the proposed
boom. ..
GOLD PRODUCTION IN
ALASKA FALLS $4,000,000
Placer Mines at Nome, Seward
arid" Fairbanks Worked Out
WASHINGTON, Deo. ."O.— A marked
falling- off. in tiie (production of gold in
Alaska, -due, to. the failure of placer
mines ;Jn the ; Falrbank 7^ and . Seward
peninsula districts, is. reported' in the
preliminary statement of tlie \u25a0 geologi
cal survey, upon Alaska mining
tions for 1910. '•-'>'\u25a0
The production within the year has
been; approximately .$16.3»!0,000, com
pared; with. $20,371,000. in 1909.
•";The : decline', which has. been apparent
for some, time,:; ls .blanfed ' almost en
tirely, upon the : : working, out of "the
beach, placers , about, Nome, .and' the
other placer mines of the two districts
named.' _ v :^'
INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY
COMMISSION IS ASSURED
Agreement ri Reached V Between
United "'States and Canada
Doc. SO.— An jnterf
national railway Vcommission with su
pe'rvisoryTauthority over. "railroads. oper-"
atin"g:> between i the United; States and
Canada;practlcally'ls7assured. ; - ;
-, After ; long negotiations, "a 'conclusion
was preached'; that,;,iin :the; course!' of I a
few^' - months, .\u25a0^regulatory : ; ; , authority
wouldibe'extended;qver- railway opera
tionsrbetween the .two 'countries. ;
'Martin' A^ Knapp, chairman of -;the
interstate i commerce '-'-.fcolnmission, V'ahd
J." P.: Maybie/r chief .of : the jrailway com
mission; of " reached 'an* agree
ment .Theyi.called at* the
department -of ' state'j today* ' and - pre
sented their joint'report. .
KOWALSKY GETS DELAY /
IN McLAUQHIIIN CASE
[Special Dispatch^ to The Call]
.j SANTA CRUZ, : Dec. i 30.— The ?• trial -of
the s suitr of - the ,\u25a0 Bank of V- Santa ';: Cruz
coun ty ;S against ;^ Samuel 7 Rucker, ad-
Tnlnistfatori* of^f the \, estate; of/,; Major
Frank 'vMcLaughlln; , Vwas .f suspended
temporarily^ todavdwhen^ Judge .: Smith
"granted[Rucker/lb,dayß;iriiwhichito:nle
an : amendedf} answer Xto i the \u25a0•complaint
ofs tlie^intervenor, ;* Henry Kowalsky."
The plaintiffs » will also ,: be ' allowed 10
daySiin J ivhich:to : flle a demurrer.' '. , : '
UXOHJCIDE r KILLS . STEFDATJGHTEB— BaIti-
Ks re ore..'- Dec. r 3O.— William it*.*: :• shot; and
i'-S killed ? his swire •. and T lO 5 year,-- old <* stepdaughter. 1
M Bwilah # Kile.*.; In -.i their', home' today.'? Strickler
i':'| then • flritl ? a bullet;' luto ' bis .; own body. .- • ' :.:.* . •;
JustiGeT^mgan, r
•;IIIM- His -Home
APPELLATE JUDGE
AT DOOR OF DEATH
Stricken With Cerebral Conges*
tion, Jurist Has Even
:*; '.';\u25a0 Chance to Recover
' Judge Frank H. Kerrigan, associate
justice of .the' state "court of .'appeals,
was stricken withVcerebral. congestion
at his home. at 2511 Baker. street early
yesterday; morning, .and at a'late hour
last night the attending physicians held
out • but an even chance for his ulti
mate recovery. ." •' \u25a0"-'.:_"".'. ' . \u25a0 '-V--- -.^
For, several weeks past ;h is. duties at
the appellate court have kept Judge
Kerrigan constantly at work and his
labors .required .his presence , at. .his
desk" day -and night, with a minimum
of rest. v > Two days ago Judge Kerrigan
complained otseAVre headaches and an
nounced his intention of taking a vaca
tion immediately, after, the-flrstof the
year. Early yesterday- .morning the
brain congestion "took place and Judge
Kerrigan was immediately rendered un
conscious., He .was : discovered in a
comatose condition by his, wife, and Dr.
Frank R. Dray, an < old time friend, was
summoned, to. attend' him. After a
hasty examination Doctor Dray learned
that with the cerebral congestion was
associated signs of meningitis, and a
consultatio.n of half a dozen of the lead
ing physicians of the city was called. .
Just before midnight last night Doc
tor Dray gave out the following state
ment: . " . \u25a0"" " ."
"Judge Kerrigan -is in a very serious
condition", but we consider, that he has
an even chance for recoverj-. Follow
ing the first - congestion,-:. Judg« Kerri
gan became unconscious and remained
in tha:t conditlon'until late in fhe'attef
noon. when he regained consciousness.
Tlip judge is now .resting" easily and
unless- unforeseen complications ",ari?e
hf.-^should ... re'cfiverr-in due ; time. The
seriousness of* his' condition is en
hanced by the presence of meningitis,
but we hope to check ; this before it
gains too great'a foothold. The illness
of Judge Kerrigan may be bripfly
summed up as .a severe breakdown
brought on by excessive overwork. He
needs a long rest from his- labors to
properly restore his nervous system to
a normal condition."
GRIEF OVER DEATH OF
FIANCE CAUSES SUICIDE
QiH Goes to Meet Sweetheart
in Spirit Land
Grieving over the death of a former
sweetheart and believing that he had
summoned her to meet him in the spirit
land. Miss Willo Newport,, a stenogra
pher. 23 years old, committed: suicide
by taking poison yesterday afternoon
in the home of Mr?. S. E. Cutler. 115S
A'allejo street, with . whom she had
lived for some time.- - -Friends of • the
young wornan^ believe that she had be
come temporarily' -deranged while
brooding over \: her, troubles. \
• Several*! months? ago \u25a0' the; young
woman's 'fiance -became afflicted with a
sickness that "speedily '* brought about
his death. of ...the funeral
Miss Newport .had ;be^n .morose and
mclanchory-anrl :had ;*>ecome a devoted
student-. of spiritualism.-^ -She -left the
house .yesterday" morning -after saying
that she ;Ayas going -Jo .visit a medium.
Inetead-she -went- to^a drugstore and
purchaspd. a', patent rodent.' extermina
tor composed of deadly poisons. and re
turned- to" the- Cutler homW-Her nerv
ousness n WiVs , betrayed "as" she-, sat", at
lunch and- Mr?. Cutler proposed an, out
ing for the afternoon, the Invitation be
ing accepted."*.^. ~;..~ '.; v ",.r."-,r " '
Shortly after'luncheon;Miss -Newport
appeared in the 'hallway and. calmly
announced.: that *.~stie .had "swallowed
poison. Dr.- G. W.- Goodale was called,
but. when. lie arrived the priri "was dead.
OIL PROSPECTOR TO =
1 WORICNEAR-yiSALIA
Land Leased for Well on Royal-
ty Basis.r '
[Special Dispatch to The Call]* \u25a0
VISALIArDec: 30.— C. H. Tibbits of
Los Angeles has -contracted to bore for.
oil near the Red 1" Banks ."orchard." 13
nilles north 'of; this city, fwork to, be
commenced - within-' six ''months. 1
'" Tibbits will "lease Ja'pa'rt ot two. sec
tions from' his wife, Mrs.- Lillian Tib
bits,' the latter to' receive a fourth of
the; royalty.
\u25a0 Several k other . projects for/ the foot
hills north "and east^of -this i city > are
under ' consideration, ..oil / cropplngs
leading, -to the belief J that - petroleum
maybe found.';*/- .'""\u25a0*\u25a0, "."..""'•" I' -.-.'\u25a0-
20 year : guaranteed ' Waltkam
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FOREST FIRES DUE
TO LACK OF CARE
Annual Report of Chief Forester
j Urges Use of Oil Fuel on
Small Proportion of Loss Was
Caused by Incendiaries
and Lightning
-WASHINGTON. Dec. 30.— Forest
fires, their destructiveness, cause and
prevention, were discussed In the an
nual report of Henry S. Graves, chief
forester,, made public today. He said
that in the organization and aomlnjs
tratlon of the national forests the most
important consideration was their'pro
tection from lire.
"In a forest fully organized with
adequate means of transportation and
communication and a sufficient force
of rangers and, guards the risk from
fire is" small," he said. "la. foreign
countries in which forests are so or
ganized the risk Is so small that the
forests are insured at a moderate
rate.-'- • •
Graves estimated that 84 per cent of
the -fires in 1909 were due to the "lack
of preventive care on the part of the
users -of the forests and of the rail
roads traversing them," He suggested
.that the railroads be required to use
"efficient spark arresters or to burn oil.
Four per cent of the fires for 1909
were . from Incendiarism and-1"- per
cent from lightning.
The approximate total stand of
timber In national forests, exclusive
of Alaska, according to the report. Is
530.000.000.000 .feet. Though the stand
of timber in the two national forests
in Alaska is believed to be very large,
not even a rough estimate can be
made.
"About 62 per cent of the total esti
mated stand on the national forests
exclusive of Alaska Is' in the three Pa
cific coast states. 21 per cent in Idaho
and. Montana and 12 per cent in Ari
zona, Colorado and New Mexico,", the
report said. "This leaves only 5 per
cent elsewhere. In the order of.tb^'r
Importance the five states containing
the bulk of national forest timber are*
Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho
and Montana."
The quantity, of timber sold in .the
fiscal, year 1910 was 574.555,000 feet,
valued at $1,400,992.
CAUSES 95 PER CENT
dFDjSEASES
Advics Concerning Stomach
Troubles and How to
Remedy Them
Do not neglect Indigestion, which
leads to all sorts of ills and complica-
tions. An eminent doctor once said
that 93 per cent of all the ills of the
human body -have their origin in a dis-
ordered stomach.
• A physician Who made a specialty: of
stomach troubles, particularly dyspep-
sia, after years' of stiuly perfected the
formula from wliich Rexall Dyspepsta
Tablets are made.
Our experience with Rexall Dyspep-
sia Tablets leads, us to believe then t»
be the greatest remedy known for the
relief of acute indigestion and chronic
dyspepsia. Th?ir ingredir-nts are sooth-
ing and healing to the inflamed mem-
\u25a0branes of the stomach. They are rich
in pepsin, one of the greatest digest-
ive aids known to medicine. The relief
they afford is almost Immediate. The'r
use with persistency and regularity for
a short time brings about a cessation
of the pains caused by stomach disor-
ders.
Rcxall Dyspepsia Tablets will Insure
healthy appetite, aid digestion and pro-"
mote nutrition. As evidence of „ our
sincere faith* in Rexa'l Dyspepsia Tab-
lets, we ask you to try them at • our
risk. If they do not give you entire
satisfaction we will return you- the
money .'you paid us for them, without
question or formality. They come "in
three sizes, prices 25 rents. "0 rents and
$1.00. Kemember you can obtain them
only at The Owl Drup Co.. Inc.; 710
Market street.. 77S Market street', Post
street and Grant avenue. Sixteenth and
Mission streets, Fillmore and Geary
streets.
Get tha Original and Genuine
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in thousands npon thousands of even the mo*t
dist re-«ins ca*«»«. - - - - .
At drugsUts in SOc and $1.00 sizes. Tnn may
haTe. • a sample bottlt* by mail free, also a pam-
phlet telling ;y<Mi 'all about It. Address Dr.
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