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VOL. XXXIII. NO. 261.
FIRE SEARS HILLS AND BLOTS SKIES NORTH OF fiCHUETZEN PARK Sfp-FLAMES RAGE Hundreds Plow Furrows and Make Firebreaks, to Check -the Con. '-.'.■ flagratlon— Finally Stops at South Pasadena The hills between South Pasadena and Bchuetzen park were ilreswept yes terday. An all-day battle raged between the residents^ ranchers and tenants who have homes, ranches and gardens In the hills and canyons in that plc turosquo area. By nightfall hundreds of tired, smoke begrimed men and women had the satisfaction that comes of victory over a hard fight. I It was a real scare that pervaded the thriving district along tho Pasadena Bhort lino. Along the section that parallels the track to tho west acre after acre of rolling- wooded land, with thriving* estates dotted with piles of freshly cut barley and eucalyptus trees offered materials for a conflagra tion, and it camo at daybreak on Bab bath. Somo ono near Schuetzcn park, prob ably with a view of getting rid of, wild mustard, had ignited a field, It was stated, and from this beginning the spread was swift because of the early •wind that fanned it, coupled with the extreme dryncss of tho harvested fields. Graders Assist Almost invisible at first in the sun, but sending warnings ahead in the growing smoko clouds, tho burning sec tion grew wider afld wider. A hundred Mexicans in the grading camp of the Huntlngton system rlcar tho city llmts wero called to usslst, and they worked hard. As field after field was Ignited in tho sweep toward the north the iight grew harder. Foreslghted residents began to use thoir telephones and warned tho pcoplo to tho north that time for action was short. The warning was timely and appreciated. . Men forgot' church time, hitched up their teams and began to plow furrows around their houses. Others got all their neighbors to gether, and telephoned for more and burned fire breaks as far as they could. First scores and then hundreds were engaged In this work all along but west of the short line right of way. A£\ North to Monterey Road >'At noon the flames had mada their way In scattered stretches almost on a lino with Onconta Park, though west of.lt. An hour later they had lapped up pastures as far as Monterey road. At that point tho property recently bought by Gen. "Wcntworth of the Ray mond hotel and tho A. C. Btllcko estate, over forty acres, known as the Mari posa knoll, were, surrounded; . These are two of tho moat plcturesquo spots at the south end of South Pasadena, and beyond them lies the widely known Cawston ostrich farm. •Tho scores of faucets on tho Went worth and Bllicko properties were turned loose, all pumps wcro set to work and as much water as could be procured was turned down hill In rivu lets. In the meantime more men wore tele phoned for and furrow after furrow was clugto save the thousands of trees on Mr. pillc-ke's beautiful estate. ■ Mr. Blllcke'R gardener, Hanson, hnd a corps of assistants who fought judi ciously and eventually they had the surroundings perfectly guarded. Fighters Nearly Overcome On Gen. .Wentworth'B property Mar cus Oroner, also a veteran landscape gardener, used his knowledge of wood craft and built fire breaks at each end of the twenty-seven acre patch. Hero several persons were nearly overcome by smoke Rnd exhaustion. Mlsb Cecil Annls, recently of St. Liouis, and Au gust Suech ting; also from the same city, were among those who as friends of the Gronors worked with reckless energy tn-gave their homo nnd suc ceeded. Fred Macklln suffered sevpjre ly from inhalation of smoke. Marshal Reid's Work ■Having worked successfully to the west the residents of South Pasadena switched the ' rescue parties for the final battle to the Leo Longley place west of Bonlta avenue. It Is said* that the lire came from a llttlo blaaa along the. short-line of the Pacific Electric near Newton's ranch, wfileh smouldered along almost un noticed until the excessive heat an<i dryness caused it to (spread enor mously, i 'Marshal Reid of South Pasadena led the assault on the flames and had the willing assistance of his I brother, J-ia Verne 8. Reid, and fifty other citizens, who fought with a will to prevent the spread of the flames. Their efforts met with a great measure of success, although. a great stretch of territory was swept. • -At one place the fire came within fifteen feet of a big barn on the but was luckily prevented from going any further. It' was reported last night that in spite of the wide stretch of country covered by the fire but little real pe cuniary loss resulted. , •No grain or hay fields were entirely burned and no 'costly outbuildings, al though 'a number of such losses were narrowly averted. REPORTS SMALL MAIL LOSS Earthquake at San Francisco Inter. feres but Little With Postal Service Hy ARiMclHled Prenc. WASHINGTON, June 17.—Postmas ter General Cortelyou has received flnal reports from the potitinaster at Ban Francisco, detailing the postal conditions during the groat disaster there and pointing out that the amount of mall lost was comparative!/ email. The postmaster says that the second ilasH malls were but a little over 20 per cent of the amount before the earthquake. He adds that there Ims been no fall ing off In the amount of registered mall received. , There werp 240 employes whose homen were burned out in ths lire, many of ilio men being left destitute, but bo far as known only one employe, a carrier, lost his Dfe, while onu other is missing. Los Angeles Herald. PRICE: Per Month I DO CENTS FLYER GOES IN THE DITCH Lake Shore Train Badly Wrecked but Passengers Escape With Slight Bruises By AMnelfttert Press. ntIFFALO, N. T.. June 17.-The Twentieth Century flyer on thn Lnke Khor« wbs wrecked near TVent Seneca, two mllfs west of hore, early today- No ono was killed. One day conch nnd seven sleepers were badly smashed. The wreck, It Is believed, whs cntinod by a split rnll. The coupling between the pnglno and the first car broke and the engine bumped along the ties for 800 feet bn fore It was brought to a stop, There were sixty-seven pausengcrs on the train. All of them were badly shnken up and slightly bruised.- JAPANESE SHUT OUT COMPETITION American and European Merchants Complain of Existing Conditions and Greatly Desire Another - Treaty "y Associated Press. PEKIN, June 17.— Widespread and growing dissatisfaction Its being mani fested by American and European merchants, banks/ and shipping firms against the Japanese administration in Manchuria. The Japanese occupation continues under the Portsmouth treaty until next April, and in the meantime foreign commerce is almost blocked, the Jap anese merchants gaining advantages which make it Increasingly difficult to compete with them. Foreign goods enter Manchuria through Port Newchwang, where the regular Chinese customs duties are levied, while the Japanese import through Dalny and Antung without duty. ' Mukden and Antung aro nominally opened to foreign trade, but for eigners are not permitted to go inland without Japanese passes, while many Japanese merchants, miners nnd pro moters are allowed to travel the coun try free. Foreign Merchants Complain Foreign merchants complain that ob stacles are placed In the way of ship ping goods to the interior from New chwang, as the Japanese control of the railway gives them special advantages. Antung and Mukilan at present are practically worthless bases for foreign trade because of tho difficulty in dis tributing goods from those points. The foreign merchants are further handi capped by the circulation of war notes to -an amount estimated at between fifty and seventy-five million yen, which can be used only In Japanese trade. ... ' ■ • -Large and flourishing settlements of Japanese are located at Mukden, An tung and other places. *' Consul General- Sammonl visited Mukden and Antwig to arrange with the Chinese the details for the open- Ing of those points to foreign trade under the American treaty of 1903. It is believed the Chinese are stub bornly trying to insist on reculations similar to those whereby Tslngtau and Shantung were recently opened, which gives China a greater control of foreign settlements than In the old treaty ports. ■ ACTORS HONOR ELLEN TERRY Two Hundred Notables Attend Dinner Given at Hotel Cecil, London By Associated Press. LONDON. June 17.— A dinner was given at the Hotel Cecil tonight in honnr of Ellen Terry. ■The two hundred guests Included persons prominent in the theatrical world. Winston Churchill, during the course of a brilliant eulogy of Miss Terry's genius, said she considered It a great loss that. Great Britain had no national theater. Miss Terry replied to Mr. Churchill's remarks and to other speeches of hom age and after thanking all persons con cerned in the testimonial to her, both In Europe and the United States, said she believed the overwhelming testi mony of affection and homago such as she had received was due greatly to the Intention of the public to honor Sir Henry Irving and herself togethev. A message from Joseph H.- Choate was read which expressed best wishes on behalf of America. It was announced that the total sum realized for the Terry jubilee fund, in cluding the receipts from the benefit performance at Drury Lane theater and subscriptions raised in America, amounted to $43,920. FIFTY HORSES DIE IN FIRE Flames Consumed Big Buildings at St. Louis — Loss Estimated at $105,000 By Associated Press. ST. LOUIS. June 17.— Two early morning fired today did' damage esti mated at $105,000. by completely gut ting a five-story office building and burning a larße livery and undertak ing establishment. Fifty horses were burned In the lat ter. The office building' was occupied by the Philip Carey Manufacturing company, the local office of the Charles Fisher . Mattress compnny of Chicago and tho Orand Springs Water company. PRISONER ESCAPES; <■ CAPTURED AGAIN By Associated Press, BBATTLR. Wash., June 17.— Deslr* Brothler, the Frenchman recently par doned from the British Columbia pris on, and arrested In Seattle on Informa tion received from the Canadian au thorities, escaped from the immigra tion officers upon his arrival here from Port Townsend at 10:30 o'clock last night, but was recaptured. The man was brought here on the steamer Indianapolis and was to have been taken direct to the county jail, where he was held pending his appear ance In court in an action to recover Jtwoo which he alleges he gave to some attorneys to hold for him. Neither of - the Inspectors cured to talk ofr the escape, but ISrothler said they had located him between the care. MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 1906. MASSACRES STOP AT BIALYSTOK PITIABLE AFFAIR BURNING ITSELF OUT j Entire Country, However, Is on the Verge of .Upheaval, and Further Trouble Feared Elsewhere By Associated Press. « HT. rr. m; ii mm ii (;. Jimr (7.— ■ Tlir Ilrlc-ht ««.ili..v npi-rnlx in 4hf> < people in try to ttnxr <hr kKiimU..,, . by dMiiilanlnir Premier (iiirrm,vkln ■ iiiul plnoliiK iiKMiibrrn of pnrlinmrnt • who i-ii,|«.v a inpiiMiirr of public < confidence In control of the ruv- ,' eminent. < Admiral AlexlefT, coimnnn<lfint of • the forlrrMii nt Croimtndt, linn re- < celved n Brim Trnrnlnit In (lie nhnpc < of a coffin which n» delivered at < liU house. . < By Associated Press. ST. PETERSBURG, June 17.— Tho pitiable affair at Blalystok haa ap parently burned itself out. No further bloodshed was reported today and no more is expected, even by the radicals who aro satisfied that tho authorities are now In c.ontrol and will do every thing possible to^srevent a renewal of the excesses. This confldonco is based on the action of the governor of Grodno, who Is hated and distrusted by tho bureaucrats and who, after investigating tho situation at Blalystok, took the unprecedented stop, in order to prevent spread of the massacres, to telegraph tho authorities of all towns within /tho Jewish pale, denying the alleged official reports that the disorders wero due to tho wanton throwing of bombs at a Christian pro cession by' Jewish revolutionists. On Verge of Upheaval The general situation, however, is hourly growing disquieting and the country seems to be on tho verge <k another great upheaval. In St. Peters burg and Moscow the populaco is greatly excited and nothing is talked of except a general political strike, which would bring the government to its knees. Tho proletariat leaders, who have been preparing for months for a blow; believe the moment has come to strike. The Agrarian troubles now are sufll clently extended and disorders in the army are rife. Tho government has openly refused to accole . to the demands of parliament and a rupture Is imminent there. , The strikes in .'Bt, Petersburg, nnd Moscow, with which the movoment .was Blurted, while based .ostensibly "on economic grounds, really are political. The committee of unemployed is only a revolutionary organization, like last fall's committee of workmen in dis guise. Tho bakers of St. Petersburg and adjoining towns struck today and only the black bread eaten by the poor was sold. Workmen Fill Streets - The streets were filled with crowds of workmen. • A monster meeting of .15,000 . Social Democrats and workmen held this afternoon at Teriokl, Finland, was ad dressed by members of . the group of toll, of parliament, and every revolu tionary utterance was frantically ap plauded. /■ The government appears to be wait ing for the blow to fall before raising its hand, and it Is reported that the design of several ministers to raise the question of a more actlvo policy during tho cabinet meeting yesterday was ap parently fruitless. Heavy patrols have been placed In tho streets and the railroad stations aro occupied by troops but no action has been taken to stop the agitation. Tho emperor is reported to be spending nost of his time playing tennis at Peterhof. AUTOS COLLIDE;' CHAUFFEUR DIES BELASCO GIRLS FIGURE IN AN ACCIDENT Driver of Asbury Park, N. J., Run. about Hurled to Sidewalk on /. His Head, Fracturing Skull Special to The Herald. "ASBURT PARK. N. J., June 17.— 1n an automobile accident here this after noon Harry Isaacson, aged 18. a chauf feur for Peter A. Fogarty of New Tork, received injuries from which he died later. Mlrsph Ilena find Gutisle Belasro, daughter* of David Belasco, the theatrical manager. ■ were slightly hurt. The big auto. In which were Isaac T. Strauss of Newark, the Misses Belasco and the chauffeur, was travel ing at a high rate of speed when It crashed Into Fogarty's runabout, oc cupied by Fogarty and his chauffeur. The runabout was knocked into a telegraph pole and smashed. The chauffeur was hurled to the side walk, landing on his head, and his skull was fractured. Tho Misses Belasco jumped when the two auton crashed together. One' of them had two front teeth knocked out. Kognrty was caught be tween the steering wheel and the seat, but was not badly hurt. Both the machines were wrecked. Isaacson was rushed to the hospital, where, he died during the afternoon. Strauss and Fogarty were each held under $2000 bail. Storm Breaki Drouth By Associated Press. TOPEKA, Kas., June 17. — After the hottest day of the year, northern and central Kansas was tonight visited by terrltlo rains and thunder storms, breaking the extended drouth whl.-u had already Irreparably damaged the wheat crop and threatened the corn CI'OD. TRAIN KILLS AGED LABORER Accident at Oakland Result* In the Death Of Man Supposed to Be B. Gaklur By Associated Pr«ss. OAKIiANr>, June 17.— A m*n about 77 years of nge, In whose coat was *ewed the name of B. Baklur, was hit hy a fiouthrrn Pacific train nt Broad way nnd First streets shortly after 8 o'rtotk last night and so badly In jured that he died an hour and a half later at the receiving hospital. There was no one at the scene of the n"olri>nt who knew him. Ills leg was severed by the car whefiln nnd his body wan otherwise mangled. Prom his nppenrance it Is thought he was a laborer. FALLS ON BEATJ; BREAKS HIS NECI NEW JERSEY WOMAN ONLY WtIGHS 260 POUNDS Morristown Maiden Who Accidentally Killed Man Who Called to See Her Is Pros. trated Special to The Herald. MORRISTOWN, N. J.. June 17.— As the result of having Miss 'Murray, who tip* tho scalps at 260 pounds, fall upon him while mr.king her a social call three weeks ago, James Condron of Summit died In the hospital here today of a broken neck. When Condron called tho girl was upstairs, so he sat down in a chair. Mlsb Murray tripped on her dress upon reaching the bottom oC the land ing. Seeing she was falling, Condron attempted to get up from the chair to render her assistance, but was knocked down and Miss Murray landed on his neck. Rolling from her victim, _ she found, him unconscious with his neck broken. • He was brought from Summit to the hospital here, but the best surgical aid failed to save his life. Miss Murray Is prostrated over the affair. • SHOOTS BRIDE ON EER WEDDING DAY By Associated Press. AURORA; 111., June 17.— Early this morning, while Mr. and Mrs. ; George Sellaglyj, a newly wedded Hungarian couple, were, celebrating their wedding at their, home on North Broadway, In the (Hungarian settlement, Andrew Kuk, a neighbor, shot the bride through the stomach with a revolver. R Friends of Kuk 'are., attempting, to prove 'lt* an accident,' ' but from te&ll-' mony of eye-witnesses It was murder. Kuk has disappeared and cannot be found. ' ' ■•■'■' .•.■'. The couple were married in Whiting. Ind., Saturday afternoon and came to this city the same day. Merrymakers carried on a celebration all night and early' this morning prepared to go to bed. Kuk took a revolver from his trunk and without a word. fired the fatal shot. Before any one could reach htm Kuk dashed upstairs and disap peared. ' DENY LOWER RAILROAD RATES Roads .Entering ' San Francisco Re- fuse to Make Concessions on Building Material By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, June 17.— There will be no reduction in freight rates on building material to San Francisco, and builders and property owners who have been hoping for some reduction in the rail rates on structural steel and other materials from the east will bo des tined to a serious disappointment. It Is announced oh the authority of the traffic department of the Southern Pacific that no such reductions have been or will be considered by the transcontinental lines. It- Is explained that reductions in rates cannot bo made to San Francisco without making them applicable to all other Pacific coast terminals. For this reason the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and other connections are prevented from doing all that they would like to do in the way of reduced mtPH to stimulate the rebuilding of San Francisco. ANGELL WARNS GRADUATES President of Michigan College Tells Students That Lofty Ideals Are Necessary By Associated Press. ANN ARBOR, Mich., Juno 17.—Presi dent James R Angell of the University of Michigan delivered the baccalaureate address tonight to the graduating class of 1396, taking for his subject, "Hon esty." . . President Ansell pointed to recent discoveries of dishonesty in high places nnd urged the graduates to nerve them selves for a struggle to maintain their pure and lofty Ideals of duty and life without regard to how others, no more gifted and no better trained, seemed by unscrupulous policy to he passing ahead in the race for wealth of professional success. / SCHWAB ADMITS HE' ' PLAYED DOUBLK "0" Special Cable to The Herald. LONDON, June 17.— Charles M. Schwab Balled for America today on the Doutachland. Before leaving London to board the steamship he took occasion to deny certain stories which have been pub lishod In regard to his play for high stakes at Monte Carlo. "It in not true I risked such cnor rnoun sum* at roulette as some persons would have the public to believe," he ■Bid, "I did visit Monto Carlo, . but my looses or winnings were not much either way." Schwab's health It* much improved since he began hi* sojourn on the con* tlnent. He has entirely recovered from the Illness which necessitated his ku<l den r«tmu from his recent California trip. Si^l; DROWNS, THOUGH THOUSANDS LOOK YOUTH IS SWEPT UNDER AT REDONDO BEACH Boy Jumps Off the Pier to Rescue Unfortunate, but Too Late—Vic tim's Clothes Bear No An unidentified youth met death in the ocean yesterday at Redondo. Before the eyes of 2000 persons on the beach who did not realize that his was a death struggle tho boy sank and hie body floated out seaward. Only when the unclaimed suit was noticed at the Surf bath house was the fact really established that the boy had been drowned. Some little hero jumped off the nearest pier and swam to the unfor tunate's rescue, but too late. This plucky youngster would not glvo his name. Tho lad who died was probably 14 or 15 years old and was bathing between piers Nos. 1 and 2. » The Sunday crowds on shore and in the surf disported themselves regard loss of the tragedy beyond tho breakers, few realizing that a life was then in the balance. The lad made no outcry and only a few persons on the pier seemed to notice his distress, and one, as stated, Jumped in after the struggling fellow. He got beyond the danger Tine, how ever, and was lost to (Bight. As the. body has not . been recovered llttlo can be ascertained about him, as his clothes bear no marks of Identity. The city authorities hope to get word from the victim's family today. . . SOUP. HOUSES SHOULD GO San Francisco Refugees Offer Such a Suggestion and Give Reasons Therefor By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO. June 17.— Three hundred refugees from the camps lo cated throughout San Francisco, com bined in the adoption - this afternoon of resolutions calling for the abolish ment of the soup kitchens and' a re turn, to the former plan of dealing out rations to the destitute of the city. It was also declared to be the sense of ..the meeting that the refugees are being • oppressed by those In charge of the supplies , donated and calling for a committee appointed' by Mayor Schmltz to supercede the army forces. While; there were numerous charges made by speakers at the open-air ses sion that took place in' a/vacant lot •at FJIIH-mre arid Eddy -'streets, the main cry was that, homo life ■Is being de stroyed by requiring husband and wife to be separated during meals and that such a course is destroying the man hood of the citizens. ; NATION IMPORTS MANY GEMS Residents of United States Buy Over $34,000,000 Worth of Foreign Countries By Associated Press. . \ WASHINGTON, June 17.— The United Slates geological survey,- in a bulletin on the production and importation of precious stones In the United States in 1905, nays the value of the output of precious stones In that year reached $326,350. of which the yield from sap phire mines amounted to $125,000. Next In value was the turquoise out put, quoted at $65,000. The importation of precious stones amounted to $34,997,51^, as compared with $26,008,213 In 1904. Diamonds represent the bulk of the .importations, the rough or uncut stones being valued at $10,281,111. while the value of the unset stones is placed at $20,375,304. , . ' . . . STSONBT DEAD; ■ LOSS $100,000 GREATEBT AMERICAN RACER AT SHEEPSHEAD BAY Death Due to Blood Poisoning, Indi rectly Brought on by Eczema — Won Stakes Aggregating $178,673 Special to The Herald. NEW YORK. Jun* 17.-Sysonby, the greatest American thoroughbred, who in less than two years won $178,673 in stakes alone and for whom the owner, James R. Keene, refused an offer of $100,000, died today at Sheepshead Bay track. ■ The horse had long been suffering from aggravated eczema. The post mortem showed that while the direct cause of death wan not skin disease it was probably the remote cause. Death was actually due to blood poisoning, originating; In a badly bruised frog of the right forefoot. This bruise doubtless resulted from the horse stamping in the stall because of the Irritation caused by eczema. The frog of the foot | was terribly bruised and a mesh of small blood ves sels was found there. An abscess formed t and the : entire edVonet was found full of -pus. The spleen and liver were found greatly en larged, but the lungs and heart of the horse were unaffected. INDIAN GIRL KILLS. BABE Shoots Elght.Month.Old Child and Later i Crushes Its , Skull By Associated Preaa. f YKEKA. Cal., June 17.— A telephone message was received her* this after noon from Jiuttu Creek valley that an Indian girl shot her 8-month-old child and then crushed its head. ' The - girl . then fired a ghoi at , her mother, the bullet taking effect in the chin. > Bhe has been arrested ■by the sheriff. PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS PLEASURE SEEKERS INJURED Hay Wagon Party of Nineteen Thrown Down Embankment in Brown's Valley By AMoclattd Press. NAPA, June 17. — A scrloui accident happened this morning near Napa to *■ party of nineteen young people from Nnpa and Valnjo who were riding In n larsre hay wagon drawn' by four horiifis. The wagon, horses and occu pant* of the vehicle were thrown down twenty feet over an embankment Into the creek below In Brown's valley. Morton Condon of Napa sustained a severe laceration of the ncalp four Inches long, and up to 4 o'clock this afternoon was still unconscious. Ira Butler received serious fracture of the left shoulder nnd Mysthel Lor bor had his left ankle sprained, i INDIAN WOMAN MURDERS CHILD Life of Little One Taken to Avenge Fancied Grudge Against Its Mother— Woman Escapes By Associated Prem. YRKKA, Cal., June 17.— While riding in a buggy with her two small children In Willow Creek valley this afternoon Mrs, William Beal, wife of a ranch man, was stopped in the road by Dc*a Chlpp, an Indian woman, who pulled the bridle from the horse and fiercely attacked Mrs. Beal when the latter got out of the buggy.. Mrs. Beal fled to a house, pursued by the infuriated Indian woman, who fired five shots into the building after Mrs. Beal had locked herself In. One bullet grazed Mrs. Beal's chin. . A little later Amos Richardson, . a neighbor, found the youngest child, 17 months old, dead in the road by • the side of the buggy, its head terribly crushed and .beaten. ,The other child had escaped. :■ . ■ . . The people are searching the country for the Indian woman, whose motive in said to have been some fancied grudge. The sheriff has left for. the scene, which is sixty miles east of here. , . ASSURES; SCHURZ MEMORIAL Committee of Representative Men Completed at New York and Funds. Will Be Forthcoming By Associated Press. s : : ;'.", ? NEW YORK, June 17.— The commit tee of the hundred • citizens of New York, ordered to take measures to es tablish a national memorial to the late Carl Schurz, has been completed: .: The membership comprises a notably representative illst . of 'men- Identified with various public affairs with which Mr. Schurz was. actively In touch.'' :. Joseph. H. I Choate Is to . serve ■ as chairman, Gustav H._ Schwab as vice chairman, Isaac N. Sellgman as treas urer and George McAneny as secre tary. ■ It Is the purpose of the committee In .co-operation i with similar commit tees in other cities to raise a fund, part of which will 'go toward providing an appropriate bronze memorial, but the bulk of which, it is expected, will serve as a foundation ; for the promotion of one or more of I the public causes to which Mr. Schurz devoted his activ ities. -;v,'' It has been decided, also, that the memorial meeting planned for the fail shall be held, under the committee au spices, November 14. .; Mr. Choate will preside and Grover Cleveland will make one of the principal addresses. SYNDICATE GROWS RAPIDLY Oakland Men Secure Sierra Nevada Water and Power Company Holdings By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO. June 17.— 1t is re ported that the Oakland Realty Syndi cate, which recently purchased the Contra Costa water works, has also absorbed the Sierra Nevada "Water and Power company, . whose sources of water supply are the Blue lakes and the Mokelumne river.' By uniting this source Of supply with the Contra Costa It Is expected that the syndicate will, have resources sufficient to meet the wants of Oakland and ad jacent cities now furnished with water by the Contra Costa. , ■■ The financial figures. of this enter prise have not been made public, but are said to be be between $3,000,000 and $4,000,000. .' ■ GAEKWAR REACHES COLORADO Distinguished Visitor From India Sees Many Attractions Near Colo rado Springs By Associated Press. COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo.. June 17.— The Maharajah Gaekwar. of Ba roda, India, after making the ascent of Pike's peak, visiting the Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne canyon today, will go to Cripple Creek tomorrow morning and visit one of the great mines in the gold camp. Returning to Colorado Springs In the evening the distinguished visitor will be a guest of General William J. Pal mer at dinner. ' ENGINE CLAIMS * FOUR VICTIMS By Associated Press. KNOXVIL.L.E. Term.. June 17.— An empty engine on the line of the Louis ville & Nashville railroad In Polk county played havoo Sunday morning with a pleasure party who were rid ing a handcar from - their homes at Patty, Term., to a nearby town. The handcar, loaded with men, chil dren and women, was croßßliig v bridge over . the Highwansee river .when the engine swept around a . curve and crashed Into the handcar . before • any of the party could jump to safety. The dead and Injured persons were hurled in all directions. Four persona were Instantly killed. They, were S. M. Blankenshlp, Levy Womaek. Muttla Womack and K. 11. Jtilnkley. Barah Blankoushlp, Junms Brlnkley and John Womack were ■ seriously, Jn- JuicU. tMJtf^KftJra!s^wliWTOffl^"™tf ONE SAILOR DEAD; THREE WOUNDED UNION SEAMEN FACE RIFLE BULLETS Golden Gate Bay Is the Scene of Tragedy Growing Out of the Recent Lockout— Mur- . By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, June 17.— As a re sult of the lockout and troubla existing between the ship owners ' and union 1 sailors in this port one union 'sailor was. shot and killed and three were wounded tonight. The dead: ANDREW KELLNER, The injured: John Peterson. Andrew Hansen. Holgar Borgesen. The shooting occurred when a launch occupied by about fifteen union' sailors was fired . on from the schooner Na tional City as it lay near the > Union Iron Works. , , ■ . • '■ According: to the men who were in the launch, several volleys | were I fired lat them without warning when they were within a few feet of the schooner. ; j It Is said that it was the -Intention of the union sailors to make an attempt to have the non-union crew of the Na tional City desert the vessel, which was scheduled to sail tomorrow. ,. As a part of the plan to. carry. overtures to , the non-union metis launch was engaged and filled with ■ volunteers from • the Sailors' union. The trip was made with the utmost . secrecy, but it •Is ■ evident that the men on the National City were expecting a visit. ■ ■ • - Command Given to Fire As the launch came up, to" the Na tional City a rifle was thrust over the side of the schooner and a shot rang out, followed by the cry "Now give it to them, boys." , . , ■ ■ ,'. ■ < -.)■ Several volleys were ' then : fired on the launch in rapid succession and. the terrified union men immediately sought the shelter of t:. e small" cabin of the launch. . ■>'■:/ ■■' 7 ■ . • .'■> As soon as orders could be given to the engineer, of tho launch • he . turned-, about and sped his boat away from the. scene as rapidly as possible. •■• ■.. A run of nearly two miles was taken J to the harbor emergency. V hospital,**' where the men .who were shot' were, quickly lifted from the boat; by /their' friends., - . ... ■-: , - A . •/■-■ t ■'•:•; At the ■ hospital •it was found that^ Andrew Kellner had ' been ■ almost " In- '• stantly 'killed. Two ; bullets '. had 'e n-r tered • his chest and one of, ' them ' had* penetrated his" heart. > His ; body was • taken'to the morgue. ■ ;;. . ..■.'■■ •.' All , the i wounded > men ■ will ■ recover :: and wI!L be -removed tomorrow . to the * marine hospital.,:. .'!.:...>.' : '..-»': : John (Peterson' sustained a flesh wound on the right ' thigh: ~-;'A ,. bullet ,i entered the muscles of Andrew Han- 1 3en's left leg and Holger Borgeson waa ; wounded in the left , thigh, . the bullet passing through: the flesh. ' ■ No arrests have been made,' as 'the",' schooner at once moved out into 'thai bay. . ; Award Hospital Contracts By Associated Press. NAPA, 'June 17.— Tho board of man* Hgers of the Napa hospital today closed an' ■ important session, during ; which they awarded contracts for furnishing supplies for the ensuing ■ year. •.; i The total awards amount : to $100,000, the most of -•which went to San - Francisco bidders. I Before adjourning: Max CJold berg of. San Francisco was unanimous ly elected president |of the board ■ foa the ensuing year. Would. Prevent Massacres B» Associated ** ress. KALUGA. Russia, , June \\ 17.— Th<S governor today Issued strict • orders to the prefect ■ of i pollre to prevent , ; wlth all the means, in his power anticipated Jewish massacres. ". ' . •,>!..•; 4> : : — — — r*, THE DAY'S NEWS FORECAST Southern California: Warm and clear with southerly winds; maxl. mum temperature in Los Angeles yesterday, 94 degrees; minimum, 58 degrees. I— Fire sears hills and blots skies. :'■ 2 — Breaks down at Sc heck's funeral. A — Pretzel English In beauty shops. 4 — Try vaudeville on the directors.;; '; 6— Sports. 6— Editorial. 7— City news. . . B— Classified advertisements. ■ ,"' 9 — Southern California news. ■ ■ 9.l3— Public advertising. 14— Call of ocean lures thousands. EASTERN*p|^p| Speaker Cannon ' predicts that meat In*. sport ion bill In an amended form will pass this week. V. . ■■■••■;■,',.■ '>■-, Senate prepares for flnal vote on canal bill. ' ■ ■ . Ijake Shore flyer goes In ditch, but pas sengers escape with slight , bruises. . ' FOREIGN , Massacres end at Blalystok. but Russia' Is declared to be upon verge of upheaval. Japanese practically shirt out all com peting merchants In Manchuria. > COAST* 'Nineteen pleasure seekers thrown down ■ steep embankment in Brown's valUy.v^ Indian woman kills babe after vatu ut tcinpi to murder child's inotticr. - ■ r, ,5 Union sailor killed and threo seamen wounded by non-union . men in Golden Gate bay. ..•-•••. . ■ --.. » . LOCAL Bruce Davis ' die* ' suddenly ' at . Long Beach, probably from cocaine. ■ itov. Ur> i\ix addresses- University* of Bouthern • California graduates. . Uitauhes . and ■ mountains attract ttiou- HiimiH. i i " .; t " iiniit '"turi 1 'iisVfMi* - A ilozon Japanese chase ■ Mexican ; and ttnallv Tope him. ■ -->:,.'. < Brush fires sweep hills and arruyos be iwi'on Schuetzen nark and South I'iihu rti'iui. hundreds fighting, the flumua, which uro iln i lull i m»<ii^<imh<l>'|Wl>lWJ i i| ii Mi*. ■•. Bcheck > breaks . into - tears at her huaband's funeral. '^tMttsnPWSJMBriSI Unidentified boy drowned at Redondo. Master i bakers fear uo »triu».