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VOL. XXXII, NO. 171.
EXPLOSION COSTS LIVES OF SIXTY TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE IN BROCKTON, MASS. FACTORY BOILER BLOWS UP Shoe Plant Is Consumed by Flames and Men and Girls Are Crushed and Burned to By Associated Press. BROCKTON, Mass., March 20.— At least sixty persons were killed today by the expMslon of a boiler In ft large shoe', manufacturing establishment in the Campello district, conducted by the H. B. Grover company. The ex plosion was Immediately followed by a flash of flame, which consumed the factory, a long; four-atory structure, as If it were a house of cards, and In clner'ated an unknown number of men and women who were unable to extr' ,-eate themselves from a mass of tangled wreckage formed by the terrific up heaval In the boiler room. More than fifty of -the employes in the building were maimed, burned or bruised l>y 'the time they reached safe ground. | Some had Jumped from the roof, some from. windows and others had been in jured In the mad rush to«escape from the j doomed factory, j which from aY parts emitted the beat of an inferno, ; driving back the band of heroic ren 'cuers who in a few moments had per formed ' gallant service. ■■.The, fire extended from the factory to seven other buildings in the vicinity Bnd destroyed them. One of these buildings 'was a three-story wooden 'block 'owned by Charles V. Dahlborg, '.the* others being cottages of small : value and a blacksmith shop. The wooden dwellings near the engine room" were practically demolished by the fly- I ing boiler, but none of the ' occupants 'twas seriously Injured. The total finan cial loss is estimated at $250;«M.-.nO9|WO of which falls on the It." B. Grover . company. •.'.. ■ ' It may never be known just how many persons perished In the wreckage. ;• .< Number of Dead Unknown ■ \ No one knows exactly how many per ' sons were in the factory. The number has been; estimated at 400, but Treas .^oiter* Charles C Emerson * said tonight : that : he doubted .whether there were . so • many at work. Two hundred and fifty survivors have been accounted for and at midnight the remains of fifty :. bodies have been recovered from the ruins, the search being 'continued all night. Fragments of human frames which .' possibly might belong to the bodies other than those enumerated have also been found. Few of the re .; mains have been identified. • The head i'm nearly every Instance was missing, ..and except in rare instances, it was im - possible even to distinguish the sex. . '(V Chief of Police Boyden at a late hour • tonight expressed the opinion that some of: the. employes had not reached the ' factory at the time of the explosion, and.;that undoubtedly a number of those living in near-by places were in jured and had gone home without re ' porting their injuries. He thought that ..'; many of those unaccounted for, more ' than 100 in number, were among these. v'^The disaster was attended by many S harrowing scenes and thrilling res '/cues. Engineer Dies at Post *. There Is no trace of the body- of David W. Rockwell, engineer ■of the plant, who was not seen after the ex plosion. It is supposed that he per 1 lshed at his post. ..An inspection of the wrecked boiler by the state boiler inspector showed that there was a sufficient supply of ■"water In it. The cause of the explo sion Is not known. •' At 2 o'clock the bodies of fifty-three persons had been j recovered from the ruins of the Grover & Co. factory. Seven , . bodies have been identified, but only three or four positively. Fif ty-three persons are known to be still missing, the names of thirty-one of whom have been obtained. Many oth ers are reported missing, but it Is con sidered possible that some of them are at their homes. .The work of Identifying those killed ,by the explosion porgressed slowly ow ing to the generally unrecognizable re mains of the victims. The Dead The; list, of identified dead follows: J.RAY COLR. HARRY H. HALL. ijjEREONA MAYO, aged 50. >L.ORISSA"' DUNHAM, bookkeeper aged I 1).I 1 ). The Injured The following were seriously Injured, many perhaps fatally: ■ Norah Coughlln, 28, contusions of spine, critical; Herman Pierce, 40, burns, ferloiw:*"\Vllllmn I^lghtfoot. 48, KaHt Brldgewater, burns, dangerous; Charles HollliiH, 84, Kast Brldgewater, scilhuh; Arthur I'leive, contusions, will recover; Mr». J. It. McCUbe, Internal Injuries; James Sheehan and Halph Churchill, jumped from third story, will recover; Mrs. David Rockwell, \vife of engineer of factory, contusion*, Will recover; George Jones, internal Injuries; Mrs. Augusta Burgess, iiintu nlons, serious; Charles ' Carlson, spiVie Injured;; Mrs. John Howard, internally (Cu-tlnued uu I'ugo 'i'woi Los Angeles Herald. NOVELIST STUDYING RELIEF FOR ENGLAND'S PAUPERS H. RIDER HAGGARD TRIED TO BLAME WIFE WITH THEFT YOUNG BURGLAR. WOULD IM PLICATE SPOUSE ________ ( Police Arrest Eugene H. Allen and ; Wife, After Recovering Stolen 4- Goods From, Their , Posses. . sion — Man Confesses Not content with having committed a crime and forcing hie Innocent young wife to perform a share In the unlawful act, Eugene H. Allen, aged 21 years, who was arrested by the police yester day on a charge of having stolen four typewriters from the Commercial high school, tried to throw- the blame for the whole affair on his faithful' spouse. He might have succeeded but for' the action of the police. Allen was arrested yesterday by De tectives Hawley and Murphy for the theft of -the typewriters from the high school Wednesday. He was captured at his grandmother's home with one of the machines in his possession, but even with such conclusive evidence of guilt he tried to make the detectives believe that- his wife had stolen the machine and he was trying to shield her. :';•;• -. • .: . .> .. When hls.wlfe was arrested a little later at her own home, 'she "endeavored to impress the officers ; with her .hus band's j Innocence, little '■' knowing that her spouse was behind, the bars at'the time and.hadlbeen. caught -with one' of the machines. , Even when, confronted with the truth the young. wife stuck to her story, j allowing the man |of her choice to call her a thief and to assert that but for her he should never have thought of burglary : as a means of raising money. • Pried Window; Open The theft of the typewriters was-re ported to the police by Principal J. H. Francis *of the high school. Entrance to the building was effected by prying open one of the rear windows. Detectives'Hawley and Murphy have been working diligently on the case. Yesterday "their efforts were' rewarded when Allen ! was traced to his. grand mother's house on Bunker Hill avenue. When first confronted Allen asserted that he had been in possession of tho typewriter found at his grandmother's for more thun six months, but when he learned that the officers knew the num bers of the stolen articles he pretended to break down, asserting that his wife had stolen the, machines and that he was trying ■to shield her. Notwith standing his protest of Innocence he was taken to ' the city Jail and locked up."..!.' Vi •.",' After seeing Allen safely in prison, the detectives went to the rooms occu pied by the young man and hlu wife at 428 North Hill street and sought admittance. Mrs. Allen was In the apartment, nt tho time, but kept the door locked upon the officers for Bom* time. At last tshe was prevailed upon tn let them outer.. In the room which Mr.s. Allen hud barricaded against - the police were found the other three stolen machines. The young wife wag taken to the po lice station, but all the time she kept protesting that she alone was to blame and that'her husband •had ■no ■ share In the crime,' At the iiiilU'u .station Allen broke * * it'oulluutfd uu I'uuc five) LOS ANGELES, CAL., TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH ai, 1905. PARKER NOT TO RETURN IN BENCH SO DECLARES IN REPLJ TO A QUESTION When He Accepted the Nomination ( He Felt It His Duty Perma. .....' : --_' nently to Doff Judicial^ .«;< ~;t Robes Epeclal to The Herald. NEW YORK, March 20.— Former Chief Justice Alton B. Parker of New York state court of appeals said today that he would not consider any pro position to return to the bench. It has- been rumored that an effort would be made to induce Judge Parker to return to the bench, the suggestion being that he should succeed Presiding Justice Van Brunt of the New York state supreme court, whose term ex pires on December 31 next. When asked about tbe report Judge Parker said that before he had re signed as chief justice he had con sidered very carefully his obligations toward the bench, the bar and the pub lic and had reached the conclusion that having accepted the nomination for president, It was his duty fto : sever his 'connection with the bench, ,not merely for, the campaign, but for all time. . ■ Judge Parker to Speak By Associated Press. : NEW ' YORK, March 20.T-Alton B. Parker,' ex-Democratic candidate for president of the United States,' Is to be one of the principal speakers at the Jefferson Day banquet of the Demo cratic club of this city, which will bo held on April 'l3/ ' PLANS MADE FOR THE STANFORD FUNERAL Some of the Clergymen Who Will As. sist at Services Are Named . • Ily Associated Press. STANFORD UNIVERSITY, j March 20.— A .partial list of the clergymen who will assistat the funeral of Mrs. Stanford next Friday has: been, an nounced. The memorial address in the church will be given by Hey. John W. Dlnsmore of San Jose; short addressee will also be made lv the ' church .by Rabbi Jacob Voorsanger of San Fran clscso and Rev. John Hemphlll of Cal vary church of San Francisco and Rev. E. R. DUle of the First Methodist church, Oakland. The principal ad dress at'the mausoleum will be given by Rev. Charles R.' Brown, of the First Congregational church, Oakland. The final words ut the mausoleum will be given by Bishop W. F." Nichols of the Northern California Episcopal diocese. Committees representing the alumni faculty untl students have been ap; pointed to meet the body In Han Fmii Cisco. Tennessee Forbids Race Betting |)y AmuMl-twl I'rtuw. NASHVILLE, Term.,- March 20.— Thw house today passed ami Governor Cox will sign the sennte bill which prohib its betting on horgn races In Tennessee. The bill makes It a misdemeanor,' pun ishable by a fine of J25 In each luse, to bet on a -hursVruce' In the state. 'It also repeals all laws permitting betting on licensed race tracks in Tennessee. ,■ RIDER HAGGARD WOULD AID POOR FAMOUS NOVELIST COMES ON IMPORTANT MISSION STUDIES COLONIZATION PLAN English Author Will Arrive In Los An. ■ geles Today as a Special Com. mlssloner of the British Government • ' '■ Rider Haggard, the fnmous > English novelist, will arrive in Los" Angeles today, accompanied by his. daughter, Treasurer Caygill an_ r Pacific, fCoast Superintendent French Of the industrial farms department- of ■ the Salvation Army. Mr. Haggard Is touring America as a special commissioner of the British government to study agricultural con ditions, with a view to determining on plans of colonization for the poor. He is following out the Ideas advanced by the Salvation Army along this line. ■ The British government Is desirous of jnaklng a thorough Investigation of agricultural, conditions Jn all parts of the world, bo that the money left by the late Cecil Rhodes for colonization purposes may be used to the best ad vantage. Upon his arrival in New York Mr. Itaggard met and consulted with various Salvation leaders, and It was decided that Treasurer Cay glll should accompany him on his trip through the west.,- < ;. . Mr, Haggard and Treasurer Caygill met Superintendent French in E^Paso and after spending several days In that section they proceeded for Los Angeles. It Is not known just how lohg^Mr. Haggard will remain In Los Angeles, although he has much business to at tend to here which may engragre. him for several weeks.- While no . plans (Continued on Page Three.) fFrom tho Examiner. The j Examiner's ' circulation t book* "are open to advertiser*. ' Doo» any- other Lo* ■' Angeles paper make, a nlmilar offer? ' I Here's the Answer I In Gold Free IF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ; ' >. _ARE NOT TRUE: The Herald Claims and Ha^ a DAILY Circulation of 25,010 -AND ON SUNDAYS— 31,410 This is guaranteed by $5000 in . Gold and all contracts are made on this basis. But Best of All The Herald's Circula- tion Books Are Open at All Times to Every T:'> '"'Advertiser or Prospect- ive Patron, and , Better Yet... The Herald will allow . all advertisers or pros- : pective patrons a priv- ilege never before ac- * corded by any other newspaper on the Pacific Coast of seeing the press run and keeping tab on every paper printed, and AS A FINAL TEST Will allow all its advertisers and patrons to see the Mall Room re- ports and tee Where Every Paper Goes — HOW MANY AND WHERE! "\Tr_w IF we have what J-^ vJ,»T we c i,i mw e are en- . titled to the business of every legit- imate advertiser in Los Angeles. If Not You Get the #5000 This is the fairest offer ever made by any newspaper on the Pacific Coast. cAU are welcome to come at any time— and without previous notice. If you want to know the truth, Here It Is I Respectfully, . Herald Go. MAN WHO MAY DIREuT CONSTRUCTION OF PANAMA CANAL HORACE G. BURT TRIES TO KILL THE GOVERNOR FINLAND'S RULER SHOT AT AND WOUNDED ' ■ •". - . .■■"■.•'.- .■.'•v ■ ■ > K _ -: ; ■' ; .. Desperate Attempt' by a'Youth^of. Fifteen Shows That Revolution- ' Ists Still Pursue Policy of . Terrorism By Associated Press. - . . VIBORG, " Finland, March 20.—Gov ernor Mlasoredoff was shot and serlousr ly wounded today by a boy whose Iden tity has not been ascertained. ,The us sassln, who is about 15 years old, ob tained an entrance to the governor's office and fired three times at him, one bullet Inflicting a serious wound and the others slightly wounding the gov ernor's legs. The governor's clerks and secretary were unable to stop the would-be assassin, who reached the street, where, however, he was arrested without a struggle.' The governor's condition Is critical. - The youth who Bhot the governor has been identified as Mallie Hjalmar Relnkke and admits that he is a revo lutionist.,., He hails from Kurlkke par ish, in the northeastern part of Fin land, but recently has been living In Stockholm to avoid arrest on account of his known, revolutionary Ideas. He returned four days ago to Finland by way of Tornea'and spent three days at Viborg, but declines to reveal his stop ping place. Governor Miasoredoff has been most energetic In the Rlisslnratlon of Fin land, and memorials -have j been sent to the estates, petitioning his removal on .account of his alleged illegal meth ods and the general conditions in his province, which were pronounced to be intolerable. At^ o'clock in the afternoon Reinkke gained access to the governor's cabinet and fired shot from the threshold. Then advancing, he fired twice more, after vvhlch-.be Jumped under the gov ernor's' writirigr < table with his pistol and held up the clerks who were rush ing In and managed to reach the street. Secretary Markoff, who followed him, summoned assistance and the would-be assassin was captured. Reinkke, who lost one of his arms recently In a rail way accident, when asked if his name was Reinkke, replied: "The police of Helslngfors know me, my motive and the governor's record." The crime was committed with an automatic pistol of the same type as the one with which Hohenthal assassi nated Solsalon Solnlnen, the procurator general of Finland, on February 6. LITHUANIA'S DEMANDB Tolstoi Declares That Civilization Has Become Bavage By Associated J'ress. ST. PETERSBURG, March 20.—Lith uania, the last of the | non-jiusslan provinces to formulate demands for the rextorutlou of Its ancient privileges, iixlch equality with the Russian Inhubl tunts In the mutter of the purchtiHe und leaning of land, freedom of relig ion, recognition or the l.lttiimuliiii lan guage in all public Iju-iueaM ami in the tuurtH, miU thut knowledge of tha lan guage be mutte übligutury upon all itusHliiu offlcluls coming in contact with the Lithuanian population.' Count Tolstoi, in an Interview, re iterates at length his views of the In efficiency of the proposed . govern mental reforms.. Ha says: "This strlv^ lu a renewul'of ;the state'ls Im- g'for ((uulluueil uu l'm|« I'lie) PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH BITTER WRANGLE IN GARBAGE DEAL PRICE TOO HIGH, SAY MEM **#. BERS OF COUNCIL Charges' and Counter ■ Charges Made !,' .'"'dcftbirnlng the Proposition t» " Purchase Crematory, for s 3- ! COST OF DECARJE : GARBAGE PLANT To city of Atlanta, Ga. . . $31,500 • To city of Los Angeles • - 70,864 ', ;. it. a, iii a if, iv a ii.j. jm«m-^.._ j« .ii ,i, it. j, ,i, it .ii.i, «« ■ Internal pressure blew the lid off the city garbage crematory deal yesterday morning, . and before . it j could be slammed down tight again the terrible Btench and besmirching soot from ■with in had filled the council chamber -while councllmen hurled charges and counter charges at each other. When the special committee of the council on garbage reported, in favor of a city plant about a month ago the city clerk was instructed to advertise for bids for the construction' of a garbage destruction plant capable of .handling 200 tons of refuse a day. The bids had to be in, and, accompanled-by a certi fied check, twelve days from the date of the advertisement. ..... The Decade people had a man already on the ground who had been energet ically at work among the councllmen and the various civic andi industrial or ganizations In the city. When the bids were opened the Decarie.bld wns the only one received, but representatives of a number of other systems were on hand at the meeting .to request time In 'which to bid Intelligently. One bid was received after the twelve days had expired. . . . , When the Decarle bid came to the council it was referred to the board of public works. The ' advertisement required that a certified check for $3500 must accom pany each bid. The bid was referred to the board of public works. The new charter provides that In bids handled by the board of public works a certiflel check for 5 per cent of the face of the bid must accompany the bid, and this check for $3500 which was put up by the Decarle company is said to be $43.20 short of 5 per cent of their bid of $70,864. This point was brought up by one of the councllmen, and the city uttorney was called In to pass upon It. He" gave as his opinion that the pres ent board of public works was not the board which the charter 'referred to, and' therefore the rules for handling bids did not hold. ' Councilman Smith took the floor, and declared that the twelve-day advertise ment did not protect the city, and he moved that all bids so far received be thrown out' and a new advertisement with a thirty-day limit be made. Houghton seconded the motion, but It got no other support. : Smith 'then demundeil of each of the •even 'members who had voted against the : readvertlstfiiwnt why he had done an, but uu out' gave a reason, V Iloughton demundetl why his com mittee on garbage existed, but the chair could give him Information. Then the doctor began' a speech which was away above the freezing point 'as to temperature, declaring: /'Since my committee.has been com pletely Ignored I.will nay.to the coun cil • that the only plant or Blmllur niao yV ttouttuueil on »"«t_.e Mr»i NAMES NEW HEAD FOR COMMISSION HORACE G. BURT. TO BUILD |U PANAMA CANAL -•>£' ROOSEVELT TO OFFER PLUM- ■ i.t>>-H'*J^J '■ ■ ■ Former President of the Union Pacifio May^'eepft Position, Which.-; ''Carries Salary of $100,000 Per Annum Special to The Herald. OMAHA. March 20.— Horace" 0. . Bun ' former president of. the Union : Pacific, jias . been . off ered $100,000 a year,- to dl- | Vect ; the . construction .' of the ; Panama i canal, according to the statement of a i president pt an Omaha bank today .',- , ■,* 1 ,This bank president is a close^ friend of Mr. Burt, and he said Che railroad jtnan hn<l been approached several times on the subject by persons representing President Roosevelt. ■ ■ . , Mr. Burt is now traveling:, in Eurojiß, and the last letter r from him : received at Omaha, was dated iri.Rome.'Febru-' ary 26. It is believed he Is now, In Vl enna. , '•' . ''■':/* -■ Whether Mr. Burt would consent | to , devote ten years of his life to this task.' spending most of his time on the, lrth-. mus, is a question', which none*, of his friends are able to answer. ' . ; Should he accept the offer ' and \ b«f come the Napoleon whose 'services the president Is seeking. It would Rive him rank ahead of Chief Engineer Wallace. Railroad men are of the opinion that the great work which .Mr."; Burt X per- p formed in the reorganization of I the Union Pacific railroad is the reason for his being offered the'control of the' canal construction. '' ; ' ;', ':'. 'j:.''' LIBRARY BOARD GETS : :■ CENTRAL SITE IN PARK Much Language Exchanged in Lively .Wrangle Over Disputed . ' . ) :Ji Plot ; '■■■: \: ■ ■;s•, i Member- of the library board i ap-* < . peared ' before . the ? city council . yes ter-£p day, requestlrig'th&t- a' piece pt * griind 1 1 100 by 150 feet in : the", cente^'ot Central ?v.? v . park a ininiedlrtrty!.!«Bt' I *wtfde -.orvthejU library buil_lng,*sl_^H ; they -hope"; tow, be able to. erect Ultra; some time ln'tbal^ future. -,' ."■•■ '■'*' i -f,!('lf: > '.^' l ''ji l A.*/- '='.'■ Councilman Smith ' movedy that J they .■ be given any quarter of the parkitheys' desired, 300 feet , square, but" objected ;^ to them" occupying the center,': as '.thelr s^ building would then Interfere with any_--., other public buildings which it>might ■; be convenient or necessary to locate in ■ the park in the future. After a wrangle, during which much v-S language was exchanged, the council decided to lay aside the site asked for. Hawley'a Body Reaches Hartford By Associated Press. , • . HARTFORD, Conn.; March 20.— -The body of Gen. R. Hawley arrived' h"C re from Washington tonight and 'was met at the station by a large '■ gathering. 1 The body lay in state ' from ',' B to 10 o'clock tonight In the J capitol.' j J THE DAIS NEWS FORECAST Southern California: Cloudyon Tuesday; possibly showers .In -the north . portion; light ; «outhW(B_t winds. Maximum temperature. tin Los Angeles yesterday, 67 degrees; minimum, 50 degrees. . ■ . ■ ; '■ * -•- • .4 ■"•.</■ t I— Rider Haggard would aid poor. T^ 2 Beef 'monopoly Inquiry. , ] . . 3— To hold bond election today. 4 southern California news. 5 Funeral of Mrs. Dandy. . 6— Editorial. - . * ■ ' 7— City news. B.9— Classified Advertisements 10-Sports. 11— Markets. 12 Death caused by blow on head, i;_::;;.i ;_::;;. EASTERN Former President Burt of Union ' Paeino to i." head Panama canal commlwlon. ■ ' '','■ Holler in nhoe lactory at Brockton, Mass., , explode*, killing »lxty or more pereona. •..->.: Investigation Into beef triut 1» begun ■ at j FOREIGN ■ Attempt to assassinate governor of Finland," who Is serlonsly wounded. ■ _ Husulan and Japanese armies do mucn >■ . marching but little lighting. American and Berlin bankers conferring over Japanese loan. COASTS llakeraneld man shoots f^lserloasly wounds Uropcrate assailant. J*ir J* Kiumltml Oil men hej#up «t Point Rlcnmona ;. f0 No >l oi-i > ' found to Idyllwllu robbers, although >■- many suspects anestod. LOCAL- ip| Young man burglar would Implicate wife In "ftUS" ffl^'t'l'on .. b. held today. Km." U,» Ame-I-H |1 '^ v * hB ni '"in °nt-k* _W ti_l"* l 2fJ?-J'-IYTr tltlrTy w-U per tlioiiwi'.a < '"f'eoiiin strungly f»viir municipal ownership d»r of two won"n, «"« to trial -efoi- Jud.e "mX _sr»"_d' Ky defr.ua.- ; Wlul.'-; m A _V_t« of involunUry Into-lcatlou. «t ■« ... " M.uv couples ar« divorced In the weveral -•• : P V.d"r VludU h of Tew'M.S"who march^ oirUnd Irmk. Angeles to Bllver City In ■Bl will appear as a witness In the Hell oon '^p-lv V ."Vice. , mark .' fun.r.i'. of Mrs. U Old I man thought ,to have l*en killed by ihusa,'""nauV.t sliows,th»t WlllUm Bholtens ■"bUS-wUvM'colU-e In Southtra P»cl_« yards.