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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 293
JUMPERS TO KILL CHILDREN Holy Rollers Plan a ■ Slaughter of Innocents Monrovia J lor rifled by Discovery of Plot Religious Fanatics Advocate Burning at Staker-Women Grovel In Dirt and Gibber Wildly— Of. flclals Alert F FVANfiKl.lsr COOK'S UTTER AANCE) <S> "The old dity* ti !■<•■■ people were <S <•■ burned nt (lie Nlnk<- were the joy- <• A fill «luy» of lite .liiu-.Il" A <*' <i Monrovia is all torn up over the rumor that the Holy Rollers contem plate a slaughter of innocents— a hu man sacriflc by lire. ' So radical have speeches made at the little Holiness meeting house at Ivy and Orange avenues become that the townspeople are uneasy over what might happen. Marshal Miller or a deputy attend each afternoon or night meeting to re strain the frenzy of the Rollerltes if necessary. The story that sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, modernized to date, was en tirely probable in Monrovia created much excitement in the little foothill town. It is understood that certain members of that sect advocated the slaying one child from each household as a human paschal lamb, to gain sanctiflcatlon, which they could only obtain by a human sacrifice. Such at least was the interpretation of remarks they made while shouting "testi monies." In the presence of the everlasting hills the utterances of these parents have been discussed by the neighbor hood until great indignation has been aroused and it has been said that th» children intended for sacrifice wer» kept prisoners in a house, preparatory to the slaughter. Marshal Investigating , Regarding these reports Marshal Miller of Monrovia stated to a Herald reporter that he is investigating the cases, and that while he believes the people somewhat fanatical, he did not think they would dare to carry out their horriblo designs. Recently many of the followers have become seized with the belief that the Holy Spirit gives them the "gift of tongues." In this stage they utter strange languages, which at times even the Rollers fall to Interpret. These mes sages aro considered divine, hence spe cial watch is being kept on the Hock lest some insane impulse leads to the commission of crime. Women and men fall prostrate on the floor or on pewn In the Holiness church which the sect uses for worship and suddenly strenms of unintelligible phraseology How from their lips. No one can translate it but those who have hoard these testimonies say that repeatedly the Spirit has called for the. slaughter of Innocents — that the faith ful should surround themselves by walls of five. In line with this view of the fanati cism it is pointed out that Evangelist Cook, who has stirred the town by rabid utterances, has emphasized the. sacrificial feature by continually preaching on the martyrdom of flames. In Small Church On Ivy street, near Orange, in the shade of green trees and almost at the foot of the foothills stands a small church, wherein these people gather to carry out their services. Entering the little edifice yesterday, a strange Right was to be seen. One woman, clad in a dark calico dress, was stretthed out full length on the. floor, moaning. Others were kneeling In various positions, the central figure evidently being a man whom they were trying to, convert. Approaching the building the harsh sounds of "the tongues," as they call their queer chattering, was plainly to be heard, but this soon ceased after the entrance of a stranger. The look In the unconverted man's face would have attracted attention in a crowd of people, so agonized was it. He was a small man, tanned by many days of California sun, clad In a com mon working suit. Tells Him to Shout The evangelist \va3 softly stroking his hair and telling him to shout 'hal lelujah" and "praise Jesus." This the man was Evidently unable to do, for not a sound t3caped his lips. The haunted look of a condemned man did not leave his face during the service. Shortly the moaning and prayers censed and the olght members of tho congregation visited for si short time. Foremost in the conversation wua the evangelist, a Mr. Cook. Jlr. Cook was attired in a tan negli gee shirt, with his trousers suspended by old-fashioned "bhllusph." lit this rather democratic nttlro he led tho singing and prayers. He gave a short talk, evidently for tho benefit of the Bt rangers, and quite made one's hair stand on end by his praising of the old custom of burning at the stake. The Good Old Days The old days of persecution, when people were burned at the xtakn and tortured, were the joyful days of the church of Christ, according to Mr. Cook'K statement. To be burned was to have the Lord put a wall of lire about one, showing his signal favor. The gift of tongues, It was shown, is I'uuiluucd vu yuife mo, Los Angeles Herald. PRICE: 1 ""%r% n r n" rr hrI"(h rI "( 65 CENTS FKEIGHT JUTES MADfc TO ORDEII Hy Assnclnted Press. KANHAS CITY, July 19.— At the henrlng of the? oil Investigation today the Independent shippers presented comparisons of receipts for oil in car load lots In several fitntrft. These figures were the most interesting features of the session. F. W. Hnlr. of Clovclnnd, traffic man ager of the Contra] Petroleum associa tion, wns the prlnelpnl witness. Mr. Hols! mild that tho rnrlnml <rnto from Cleveland to Huron, Ohio, fifty-one miles, Is six nnd a half cents. In Missouri, north of tho Missouri Pnelflc railroad, the witness said tho rate .Is cloven cents for fifty miles; south of that road the rato Is ten cents for fifty miles. In Kansas, tho witness said, tho rate, for fifty miles Is five nnd one-hnlf cents. Mr. Ttolz, replying to a question of K. A, Knott, one of the commlslsoners, Bald that tho carload rntes, now In ef fect in Kansas, would be fnlr in Mis souri. He believes, he enlrt, that the Kansns rntes nrn fnlr ns compared with the rntes In other stntes. E. M. Wllhoit. nn Independent denier of Springfield, Mo., had beKiin to testify when the hearing adjourned until to morrow. SAYS PRESIDENT WAS HYSTERICAL NEW YORK LAWYER CRITICISES EXECUTIVE Resents Roosevelt's Method as to Packing House Reports, but His Viewo are Not Indorsed by Pure Food Convention^ By Associated Press. HARTFORD, Conn., July 19.—Criti cism of the methods pursued by Presi dent Roosevelt In connection with the investigation of the packers by Frank Thurber, a New York lawyer, formerly a manufacturer, was the chief feature of this afternoon' session of the pure food convention. . He characterized as hysterical the publicity given to the reports concern ing the packing houses by the presi dent. He did not see why the president should have ignored his official reports and turned them over to special settle ment men to decide. Harry Beech Noedham of "Washing ton, in reply to this criticism, said that If It had not been for the action of the chairman of tho congressional com mittee of tho house these reports would never have been published. A motion was passed unanimously disapproving- the sentiments expressed against President Roosevelt. The following resolution presented to the convention on behalf of nearly 160 manufacturers and dealers of tho east, west and middle west was read and re ferred to tho committee on resolu lutions: "That the undersigned manufactur ers and dealers of food products hereby request tho officers having charge of the enforcement of tho food laws of tho several states to adopt rules in har mony with the regulations which may be adopted by the federal officials In so far as they can consistently do so." Horace Ankeny of Columbus, Ohio, was elected president by unanimous vote and R. M. Allen of Kentucky was re-elected secretary. A committee of five was appointed by the chairman to bring In nominations of other officials. INSURANCE AGENTS FIND MORE EXCUSES By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, July 19.— A suit h;is been filed ngninst tho National Fire Insurance company of Hartford, Conn., by Jane. McKee, Rose McKoe and tho administrator of the estate of Mary McKee. The plaintiffs owned four houses on Vnn Nes3 avenuo and Pacific avenue, and were insured to the amount of $12,000. Tho company, through nn adjuster, has denied all liabilities on the ground that the flro was occasioned as the re sult of back firing by the authorities. This Is tho first time such a stand has been taken by any company and adds to tho nlrendy numerous complications in the insurance situation. MANY POLICIES CANCELLED Portland County Commissioners Aim Blow at Several "Six.Bit" Insur. ance Companies By Associated Press. PORTLAND, Ore., July 19.— Notice whs served on County Commissioner Frank C. Ttarnes today that $10,000 of his private insurance policies had been cancelled. These policies were in two of the so called "six-bit" companies which the county commissioners voted to taboo several weeks ago. Not only did Commissioners Llghtner and Hnrnoß decide that none of the In surance policies on county property held by the "slx-blt" companies should bo renewed, but they also stated that they would not renew their private pol icies with tho companies that did put pay their San Francisco losses dollar for dollar. Several local Insurance agents hnvo stated that they will cancel their pol icies on county property. Avalanche Crushes Three llv Associated Press. MAUTIONY, Switzerland. July lft.- An avalanche yesterday precipitated four French tourists, names unknown, and a Swiss guido into the torrent bo low Black gorge. Two of the French men and the guldo were crushed and drowned. Relief for Unemployed By Associated Press. LONDON, July 19.— 1n the house of commons today John Hums, president of the local government board, an nounced that the government Intended to appropriate $1,000,000 for the relief of the unemployed next winter. , FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 20, 1906. SYZRAN, RUSSIA IS IN FLAMES INHABITANTS FLEEING FOR THEIR LIVES Officials at St.Petersburg Hear the News and Declare Revolution. Ists Have Caused Con. flagratlon Hy Associated Press, SAMARA; liussla, July 19,— The whole town of .Syzran, provlnco of Rlmblrsk, la In flsimcs. The Inhabitants are fleeing to Samara and Srir.-Uoff. The latest news Is that the govern ment buildings and treasury are on fire nnd panic stricken Inhabitants have Bought refuge In tho surrounding fields and forests. Revolutionists Blamed By Associated Press. ST. PETERSBURG, July 19— No doubt Is entertained here thnt the burn- Ing of Syzran was a revolutionary dem onstration. Tho members of parlia ment from Samara and Snratoff have received telegrams on the subject but they shed no light on the spread of the conflagration. Compromise on Death Penalty By Associated Press. ST. PETERSBURG, July 19.— The committee of the tipper house of par linment to which the measure pro viding for the abolition of the death penalty was referred, has reached an agreement on a compromise bill, retain ing tho death penalty for attempts on the llfo of the emperor, empress or heirs apparent, and for treason, but prohibiting military courts from Im posing capital punishment . except where the district Is under a state of actual martial law. Parliament to Be Dissolved By Associated Press, COLOGNE, July I!).— Gazette's cor respondent at St. Petersburg asserts on reliable authority that the Russian government has agreed in principle to dissolve parliament and order new elections on the basis of universal and direct suffrage. The correspondent adds that if there should be an out break of a revolutionary movement the government has decided to estab lish a dictatorship. WOULD EXECUTE GENERAL STOESSEL COMMISSION RECOMMENDS HE BE SHOT Several Other Russian Officers Who Took Part In War With Japan to Be Dismissed From Army — Formal Trial to Follow By Associated Press. ST. PETERSBURG, July 19.— The commission appointed to Investigate ,the surrender of Port Arthur has fin ished its labors, and recommends that Lieut. Gen. Stoessel, former commander of the Russian forces at Port Arthur, be dismissed from the army and shot; that Lieut. Gen. Fock, who commanded the Fourth Kast Siberian division at Port Arthur, bo dismissed from the army and undergo a year's hard labor; that Gen. Relss, chief of staff of Gen. Stoessel, be dismissed and banished, and that Admiral Alexieff, former viceroy in tho Par East; Lieut. Smyro noff, commander of the Port Arthur fortress, and Gen. Vernandes be repri manded. Tho formal trial of these officers will take place shortly. UNCLE SAM IS PROSPER'NG Foreign Commerce for Fiscal Year but a Trifle Less Than $3,000,000,000 By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, July 19.— A state ment issued today by the department of commerce and labor says the foreign commerce of the United States In the fiscal year Just entjed aggregated $2, 970,000,000. If the trade with Porto Rico and Ha waii, which was included in our foreign commerce prior to their annexation, were added, the total would materially exceed $3,000,000.000., Roth imports and exports exceed those of any earlier year. The total imports were $1,226,000,000 and exports $1,744,000,000. Murder Buspect Discharged By Associated Press. NEW YORK, July 19.— Burton W. Gibson, the lawyer who was committed to the Tombs prison in default of $25, 000 ball to await the action of the grand jury in connection with tho murder of Mrs. Alice D. Klnnan, appeared before Justice Blanchard today on a writ of habeas corpus and was discharged from custody. Must Face Murder Charge Ky AHRnclated Press. RKDWOOD CITY, Cal.. July 19.—Dis trict Attorney Hullock today filed an In formation against Georgo W. C. JoneH charging him with the murder of Mrs. Hrandrup of South San Francisco. Jones was arraigned before Superior Judgo Huck. Ho pleaded not guilty and his trial wus set for Aug. 7. Elevator Claims Victim By Associated Pre«a. HELOIT, AVIs., July 19.— A cablegram from Professor 10. Id. Wright announced that 11. Hoyal Cheney, pastor of the Second Congregational church at Uelolt, was killed today In an elevator acci dent ut Florence, Italy. Hey. Cheney was spending the summer In Europe. Dies Beneath Horse's Hoofs By Associated Press. TACOMA. July 19.— At Clallam Mrs. D. B. Buchani was thrown from a buggy under the horse's hoofs and kicked to death. She was the wife of the pro prietor of the Hotel Heed. MANY NOTABLES SEND SYMPATHY •»> Ry Associated Frpss, >> I.O.VDOV, July 19, — |,nrd Ctlf" <i s •*• «oti of Kerilfltofl t»ii« the rcvlp* <6> ■-■ lent tmlnr nf n rnnHnnoim utrenni <$• *> of mi.»«uu<-« of ronri»l<*nre on the <•■ 4> il«-n»li <>.' hi* nllr— rriiin lililln, <•■ <•> Anirrlcn nnd Clrent Ilrltnln. 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Lewis, While Preparing for a Lecture on the San Francisco Disaster, Is Instantly Killed By APRorlat'ii Press. GREENWOOD, Ind.. July 19.— While preparing for a stereoptlcon lecture on the Sun Francisco disaster In a tent hero tonight, a twenty-gallon tank of carbine exploded, Instantly killing tho Hey. D. I. Lewis, proprietor of the com pany giving the entertainment, his as sistant, Georgo McNenus, and fatally Injuring Harry E. Lewis, a son of the Key. Mr. Lewis. The explosion occurred before any persons except those In charge of the entertainment had entered the tent. SEEKS ADMISSION TO PENITENTIARY By Associated Press. NARRAGANSETT PIER, R. 1., July 19.— Louis A. Gourdaln, the alleged Chicago and New Orleans lottery dealer, who Is seeking to be returned to the Jollet, 111., penitentiary, from which he was recently released, ar rived here from New York tonight and went to tha home of Justice White of the supreme court of the United States. Justice White informed him that he would not accept tho petition or order it filed by the clerk of the' court. The interview between Justice White and his visitor was a pleasant one, as Justice White was formerly acquainted with Gourdaln's father, and both came from La Forche parish, La. In the petition Gourdaln explained he had set forth that during his trial he had given his word that if convicted he would not appeal from the sentence, but In some mysterious way an attor ney hnd afterward intervened and had secured a pardon for him, which Gour dain, nt the earnest solicitation" of his wife, had accepted by signing the re quired bond. Afterward, Gourdaln explained, he had repented of his action, ns he con sidered his honor involved because of his promise made in court prior to his conviction, and he desired, therefore, to be returned to the penitentiary. FIXE THREATENS THE*BIG TREES By Associated Press. STOCKTON, July 19.— Information has been received here that a big forest Jiro is raging near tho Big Trees in Oalaveras county. It Is suposed to have started from a camp fire, but as all of tho wires any where near the scene of conllagration nre down it was Impossible up to a, late hour to secure any particulars further than that the flro was sweeping over a large territory and it is believed that the Big Trees aro in danger unless tho wind changes tonight. MINERS TO ADJUST TROUBLES Owners and Employes to Meet at Tonopah and Effect a Compromise By Associated Press. GOLDFIKLD. Nev., July 19.— As the result of the organization of the mine owners of Tonopah a month ngo and the adoption of v scale of wages differ ing somewhat from the scale now in effect between owners and employwe, the situation In that campils somewhat tender, but there Is a general belief that nothing serious will result and that all differences will be amicably ad- Justed. To como to an understanding the mine owners and the miners' union have each appointed a conference com mittee of seventeen, and It Is expected that tho committee will meet tomor row and adjust tho differences. taiii.i; of 'ri:Mi-i:HAri:iu;s <s> — — — •? ■;■ Cliy 91ns. Mlu. vy S I.om Angeles 7SJ «:t >•> .■ Allantu HI (I* >•■ .?> Minion M «IS "» • ■ rluiliniutl H4 IIS ••' . iifii.iT ni m <*> Jlil'kHlllM Illf IHI 7<l <« • • I, lull- llot'k KH 7O <» P I\>iv Orlruua Mi 7<l <$> .. \rn York 'Ml TS >-' i. l liiinliu 7S 7<i ••■ » SI. l.nuU KM T£ "' :♦> St. I'll ill 7M "I ■•• «> Suit l.iikt- KH 413 <?> i> Mm I'iui.Hmii 01 .-■» 4> ;■ Mpukuue ks * «ia <♦ i. vuhih mo rti ® i> lMlUburg hS • 62 «• EMIGRANTS SLAIN BY ROBBERS OCCUPANTS OF THREE-WAG ONS ARE MURDERED Bodies of Four Victims Are Found In the Mountains Near Rawllns, Wyo. — Wagons Are tooted Special to The Herald. RAWLINS, Wyo., July 19.— In^ the mountains cnal of this place an emi grant train of three wagons was at tacked hy robbers. Everyone In the wngons was killed and the wagons looted. Tho number killed Is not yet known, but four bodies have been found. Prospectors some days ago found the body of a man with a bullet hole In his head hidden under some brush. In a canyon nearby wns found a wrecked wag-on, the body spattered with blood and pierced by bullets. Further search disclosed another dead body— that o£ a boy. In another 'canyon were found the wrecks of two wagons, and burled under a pile of stones were the bodies of a man and a woman. Both had been shot. Three weeks api an emigrant train of three wagons, containing men, women and children, passed through Rawllns, eastbound. Inquiries at a town further east brings the informa tion that the wagons did not pass through those towns. TRACKS LEAD INTO THE RIVER Body of Butte Railroad Man Who Dis. appeared Several Months Ago Is Found By Associated Press. BUTTE, Mont., July 19.— A Miner dis patch from Sandpolnt, Idaho, states that the badly decomposed remains of State Agent Hartman of Troy, Mont., have been found in the Kootenal river. Hartman was accidentally drowned or committed suicide. Color Is given the latter theory because of the fact that the man's tracks led directly into the river. Hartman disappeared late in the winter while on a hunting expedition and his whereabouts have puzzled the authorities since. Hartman was treas urer for the Great Northern In Its Butte offices and was well known In local railroad circles. TREATY WITH SPAIN SIGNED Agreement Thought to Be Advantag- eous to Both Countries — Oth. ers May Follow By Associated Press. , MADRID, July 19. — American Minister Collier has left Madrid for San Se bastian, where today he will sign with Foreign Minister Gullon the new com mercial treaty between the United States and Spain. P^Zni The document is considered most ad vantageous to both sides, overcoming a number of Increases In the Spanish tariff which became operative July 1 and giving Spain reciprocal advantages. The press welcomes tho agreement as entirely satisfactory to Spain and at tho same time ns furnishing evidence of the friendly Intercourse between the two governments. The treaty Is expected to be tho basis for a similar understanding between tho United States and other powers. LIFE WORTH ONLY TWO BITS Negro Attempts to Kill Youth Because Intended Victim Owed Him Twenty.Five Cents By Associated Presß. BERKELEY, July W— Georgo Mal colm, a negro, 17 years old, was booked at the Berkeley police station tonight on a charge of attempting to murder Karl Gladman. aged 18, In the reception room of the Malcolm house In West Berkeley, which Is conducted by his father. Malcolm fired at Gladman with a pistol, but missed him, and then at tacked him with a knife, but was re strained by outsiders who had been nt tracted by the shot. Malcolm says that Gladman owed him 25 cents and that he deserves death. He appears to be half wltted. FEUD COSTS TWO LIVES Leaders of Kentucky Faction Are Killed and Both Sides Prepare for Battle By Associated Press. LEXINGTON, Ky., July 19.— A dis patch received here today from Ser geant, Ky., states that JPhn Thorn berry and John Hall, leaders of the Hall faction of mountain feudists, were shot from ambush in Floyd county und killed. Members of both factions are arm- Ing themselves and an outbreak of feud war is feared. Feudists Shoot to Kill Hy Associated fress LKXINOTON, Ky., July 19.— A dis pntch from Jackson, Hreathltt county, tonight, states that at Illndman. Knott county, a bloody clash occurred be tween feud factions and several peo« plo were killed. No names or particu lars could be secured, as Hlndman la not entered by tolephono or telegraph lints, San Jose Man Missing Hy Associated Press. SAN JOSH. Cal., July 10.— Andrew lierkeley has been missing since July 2. Several weeks ngo ho bought a small restaurant on Ran Carkm street, and tm the morning of July 2 he started for it. Ills wife has not seen him since and the police are trying to get some tract) of him. Mistakes Woman For Cougar }ty Associated Press. TACOMA, J"uly 19.— Near Aberdeen Fred Wren while hunting yesterday mistook Mrs. Louis Lecass for a cougar and shot her dead. PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS LOUD CUUZON MAY NOT LONG SURVIVE Spprldi CnMa ff> Th« Hi>rnld. LONDON, July i9.-r>f>Ath of few women, If nny. In tho public life of Great Hrltnln nan created Rroatfr frqn prnl sympnthy than tho death of I^ady Clurzon of Kerlloston. Whnt mnkra it saddor Is the fact known only to a few hero that Lord C'urzon of Kerfieaton Is himself threat ened With a fatnl disease, The rx-vlreroy hns for some months lived In the shadow of the verdict of an enrly death. He hns been consulting the greatest specialists regnrrilng the symptoms which, If they develop, miißt limit his life to a short period and compel his retirement from public affairs. Specialists, however, still havo pome hope of averting the dlßcnsc. which, If It becomes mnllgnnnt, Is Incurable. MINE EXPLOSION ENDS FIVE LIVES TERRIBLE ACCIDENT OCCURS NEAR HUMOR, W. VA. Gasoline Lamp Responsible For Ca tastrophe — Bodies Are Almost Crushed to a Pulp By Associated Press. BLUKFIELD, W. Va., July 10.— An ft result of an explosion In the Dixon mine at Humor, In tho east end of the Tug river field, at S o'clock tonight, Wallace Mitchell and four minors, Kr nest .Tones, Palmer Harris, Robert Har ris and John Oil more, are dead, and Bill Crouse and Langdon Whlteslde will die from burns and shock. The men were going on duty for the night and had started down the shaft In a bucket. They hnd gone about half way down when the explosion occurred, blowing the ilrst five named out of the bucket and down to the bottlm of the shaft, where they were Inter picked up. Their bodies were crushed almost to a pulp. Tho explosion was caused by the men having a gnsollne light in the bucket while descending, the light ig niting an accumulation nf gas. This safety lamps are usually used In entering, and It is not known why the men carried the gasoline lamp. BIG FERRY TOWER TO BE REPAIRED By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, July 19.— The tower of the F"erry building, at the foot of Market street, which has been a prominent disfigurement of tho city's picturesque gateway since the disaster of April 18, Is to be repaired and re stored to Its former condition. After the April disaster many of the statues Incasing the frame of the tower wero found to havo been badly cracked, and this material to tho extent of sev eral hundred tons, was taken down, leaving the steel frame of tho tower exposed. Chief Engineer Norton of the board of harbor commissioners estimates that it will cost $25,000 to repair the tower. The board will advertise for bids. BOSTON FORWARDS $400,000 Amount Intended for Refugees Will Now Be Sent to San Francisco By Associated Press. BOSTON, July 19.— The release of $400,000 of tho Massachusetts fund for the relief of the California earthquake sufferers, which has been kept bnck by the commltto on account of lack of confidence in the San Francisco com mittee, was practically assured for tho near future, according to a statement of John F. Morse of the local commit tee today at a meeting of that body. The money will be turned over to thfl rehabilitation company, a new corpora tion organized with the government and prominent citizens of California as Its lncorporators. SANTOS DUMONT IS TO FLY Makes Successful Experiment ' at Paris and Promises to Do Better Later icly Associated Press. PARIS, July 19.— Santos Dumont to day began experiments with a flying machine which he has just completed. It is In the form of an enormous bird 300 fpet longr, weighing 320 pounds and driven hy a 24-horsepower motor. M. Dumont today made the flights with the machine suspended from a balloon, but later, after the Aero club has fixed a date, he will attempt to fly without the assistance of the bal loon. BLOODHOUNDS TRACK A BOY Tacoma Youth Disappears and Fear Is Entertained That He Has Been Kidnaped By Associated Press. TACOMA, Wash., July 19.— A largo force of men Is still In search of the lit(*> Urattaln boy, who disappeared from Tall Gate, Walla Walla county. Evidence accumulates that tnwteud of being devoured by a cougar tho child wuh kidnaped by a iheepherder. With the aid of bloodhound* his tracks havo been found at intervals for a long diHtance through tho brush, and It Is evident ho has been curried a part of the wuy. Dreyfus Receives Ovation By As.Hix-iutoil Press. PARIS, July 19.— There was a domon- Ktratlon today at the tomb of Emll Zola, commemoratlvft of the acquittal of Dreyfus. The latter Bont a wreath of roses and orchids hearing his card. MaJ. Dreyfus was recognized among the gathering and was greeted with a per fect ovation. TWO BIG STEAMEES COLLIDE Over 1500 People Thrown In Panic Accident Occurs Just Off Staten Island Women Faint and Several Passengers Jump Overboard, But as Far rs Known, no Live* Are Lost Ry Associated Prtus. NEW YORK, July 19,-Two crowded excursion steamers were In collision to night In New York harbor, off Staten Island, imperiling tho lives of 1500 per sons, but neither In the crash Itself nor In the wild panic which followed was any one seriously injured. The vessels were the Perseus of the Iron Steamboat company, bound for Coney Island with 800 passengers on board, and the Thomas Patten of the Patten line, bound from Loog Branch, carrying 1000 passengers. The shrill whistles of the colliding steamers soon brought assistance from boats In the vicinity, and the frightened passengers were transferred as quickly as possible and brought to this city. The Perseus and the Patten interlocked and neither sank. Wrecking- vessels wero sent to their rescue tonight. Vessels Crash Lowe harbor was covered with dense fog at the time of the collision and the vessels were running at reduced speed. When directly off St. George, Staten Island, the Thomas Patten crashed with terrific force into the port side of the Perseus, smashing the paddle wheel and box and tearing- away much of the joiner work. Tha Patten's bow and upper fore decks were badly damaged. The im pact was so great that the vessels re mained fast together. No effort waa made by the Patten to break away for it wns felt that safety from sinking lay in the vessels remaining interlocked. When the Patten suddenly loomed out of the fog- bank and It was seen that a collision was unavoidable the passen gers on the two vessels became frantlo with fear. Just beforo the crash one man on the Perseus jumped overboard. He was quickly rescued, however. Passengers Reassured The crews of the two vessels were summoned to quarters and then the captains and officers went among the passengers In an effort to restore quiet. A hasty Investigation showed that neither vessel was In danger of going down; and the passengers were assured of the fact. Meanwhile the whistles were calling assistance, and while the passengers wero rushing about the decks seeking relatives and friends the excursion boat Commodore and a Staten Island muni cipal ferry boat ran alongside. The transfer of passengers was quick ly made and all were brought to the city. During the panic many women fainted and some were bruised but not seriously. One of the passengers who landed from the Perseus declared that he had seen two men jump overboard and he thought both were drowned. There was no confirmation of this, however. Efforts were being made late to night to tow tho disabled vessels to ward Brooklyn. THE DAY'S NEWS FORECAST I Southern California: Cloudy Friday, fresh southwest wind. Maximum temperature in Los An geles yesterday, 80 degrees. Min imum, 63 degrees. I—Two1 — Two big steamers collide. 2 — Drove of Elks pass in review. 4 — Merger planned In telephones. 5— Sports. 6— Editorial. . 7 — City news. B— Unique scheme may raise coin. 9 — Southern California news. 10— Markets. 11— Classified advertisements. 12.13 — Public advertising. 14 — News of the railroads. EASTERN Seventy-five girls save lives in Kan sas City by going down fire escape. Two excursion steamers collide In Now York harbor, throwing 1600 pas sengers Into a pnnlc Three wngnninadH of emigrants mur dered by robbers noiir Rnwllns, Wyo. Wisconsin mipromo court judge ac cused of attempting to "obtain a re bate." COAST Insurance, companion which sustained henvy lofiSfs ut Sun Francisco spring another oxeuao for fullinK to settle with policy holders. Land fruuUs luid bare at Portland. Ore. Funeral of the lato Major General R. 11. Warlleld hold at Ban Francisco. LOCAL • "Holy Jumpers" suspected of plan ning human Hacrlfloe. Attorney ricneral Hadley of Missouri addresses I^mn lieach Chautauqua. llemalns of Elijah 11. Workman are laid to rest. . Crowd attempts to lynch negro who bit white man. Overcharge for oil furnished city hall Is discovered. Company is formed to combine Home, telephone companies. Man becomes Inaane while standing beside wife s bier. Annexation Idea may ba favored by . consolidation oommUelon. *.