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Holy Rollers Plan a
■ Slaughter of
Monrovia J lor rifled by
Discovery of
Religious Fanatics Advocate Burning
at Staker-Women Grovel In Dirt
and Gibber Wildly— Of.
flclals Alert
<S> "The old dity* ti !■<•■■ people were <S
<•■ burned nt (lie Nlnk<- were the joy- <•
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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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
"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.
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
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.
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
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
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. ,
Officials at St.Petersburg Hear the
News and Declare Revolution.
Ists Have Caused Con.
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.
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.
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
Tho formal trial of these officers will
take place shortly.
Foreign Commerce for Fiscal Year
but a Trifle Less Than
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,
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
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.
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Rev. D. I. Lewis, While Preparing for
a Lecture on the San Francisco
Disaster, Is Instantly
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.
By Associated Press.
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
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.
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.
Owners and Employes to Meet at
Tonopah and Effect a
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-
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.
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Bodies of Four Victims Are Found In
the Mountains Near Rawllns,
Wyo. — Wagons Are
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Gasoline Lamp Responsible For Ca
tastrophe — Bodies Are Almost
Crushed to a
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.
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
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.
Amount Intended for Refugees Will
Now Be Sent to San
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.
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
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.
Over 1500 People
Thrown In
Accident Occurs Just
Off Staten
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Funeral of the lato Major General R.
11. Warlleld hold at Ban Francisco.
"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.

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