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Further Disclosures
Are Made in the
Sewer Affair
Stafford's Statements of
Work Completed
Computations on Difficult Basis Prove
That Only 35 Per Cent of the
Improvement Has Been
With every probe made by the board
of public works into the condition of
the outfall sewer yesterday affairs ap
peared worse than Friday evening,
when the first disclosure of an over
charge on the work was made.
C. E. Alsop, president of the Alsop
Engineering and Construction com
pany, who, as chief deputy under Harry
F. Stafford, the late city engineer, de
signed every detail of the big bore, told
the board that as far as the difficulty
of the work was concerned 35 per cent
was all that had been completed. The
figures of Acting City Engineer Kings
bury show that as far as lineal feet
are concerned, scarcely 60 per cent of
the work has been done. In spite of
these figures, Stansbury & Powell have
been paid on the basis of 80 per cent
having been completed.
$150,000 by One Calculation
By the difficulty calculation, if Mr.
Alsop's estimate is correct — and it is be
lieved that, outside of Stansbury &
Powell and the dead city engineer, he
is better qualified to Judge than any
one else — the contractors have been
overpaid about $150,000. By the lineal
feet calculation, which is. the method
Mr. Stafford was supposed to use,
Stansbury & Powell have been overpaid
to the extent of $82,631. Whatever the
method of calculation it is certain that
the outfall sewer contractors have re
ceived more money than was due them
according to the amount of 'work' that
has been done on the sewer.
C. M. Stansbury, a member of the
contracting firm, declared • yesterday
that, based on the difficulty of the
work, his firm had not received enough
money. This statement is diametrically
opposed to the communication sub
mitted by the contractors to the coun
cil in explanation of their abandonment
of the outfall sewer contract.
Statements Appear Inconsistent
In this communication they declare
that It is practically impossible to
finish the sewer on the gravity plan.
On one hand they declare they have not
been paid according to the difficulties
they have overcome, and on the other
the. difficulties are such they cannot
complete the sewer. The contractors
make no attempt to reconcile this in
A surveying party under Engineer
Knowlton, chief of sewer construction
in the engineer's department, went out
to the outfall sewer yesterday morn
ing to measure the exact amount of
work that has been done. This party
will be,ready to, report to the board of
public Works Monday.
The contractors admit that Mr.
Kingsbury's figures submitted to the
board are very nearly correct. The
only difference between the two is that
Kingsbury shows that more than 25,000
feet remain to be completed, while the
contractors claim that less than 23,000
feet is yet to be done.
Figures Are Missing
The board of public works is careful
in its statements lest it cast undeserved
odium on Mr. Stafford's memory. But
the members of the board admit that a
suspicious circumstance that might
point to some ulterior motive on the
part of the late engineer is the total
absence of any figures that can be
found showing how much of the outfall
sewer has been completed.
It was Mr. Stafford's habit to take
the figures submitted each month by
the outfall sewer inspectors and baße
his calculations of the amount of work
done and the payment due the contrac
tors by these statements. The state
ments made several months ago are on
file and accessible, but those of the last
few months cannot be found on the
city engineer's books. In making his
estimates of the work completed Fri
day Mr. Kingsbury was forced to send
for these inspectors and go over their
duplicate copies. It was by these cop
ies that Mr. Kingsbury arrived at the
conclusion that only 60 per cent of the
work was finished, whereas by the orig
inals of these copies Mr. Stafford had
found ' 79V4 per cent completed. It is
presumed that Mr. Stafford used some
other method of arriving at his con
clusions than that of the lineal feet
made by Mr. Kingsbury.
• Regarded as Peculiar
"It is peculiar that we cannot find
any of these statements for the last few
months," said President Anderson of
the board of public works yesterday.
"Of course, everything was found Just
as Mr. Stafford left them on the even
ing before the day on which he died so
Biiddenly and tragically, and they may
yet come to light. Mr. Stafford's books
will be carefully gone over. This would
have been done In any circumstances,
even had this question not come up,
uh Mr. Stafford's successor demands
that, ull books in the department be
balanced before he takes charge."
.Assistant City Attorney Hewitt will
report . to the council at its meeting
Tuesday .afternoon that the outfall
iii-wir oontrupt has been abandoned, as
far an tho legal phase of it is con
cerned, and that the council can as
sume the completion of the sewer either
by letting the contract to some other
CvnlluurU iiii unite two. (
Los Angeles Herald.
PRICE! I Per Month I v»3 I/CIMIO
ilv AfißftclAteri Ttp.«s
CAnsoN, Nev., Aug. 11.— Pedro Va
valo, serving a life term for murder,
nnd Albert Blnckwell, who was con
victed of burglary, two of the men
who escaped from the Carson prison
early yesterdny morning, are still :it
large, although several posses and In
dian trailers ore following them.
Guy Vernon, the young forger who
was overtaken after becoming ex
hausted, refuses to tell what route his
companions took, but It la believed
they are somewhere In the Slerrn Ne
vada mountains about Lnke -TiihOß.
Vernon says they are not armed and
denied thnt his companions had out
side Interference. They marie the toois
with which they filed the locks nnd cut
through the grnnlte walla with bct"p
steel picked up where workmen were
installing new cells.
Vernon, who was captured, had only
a month more to serve 1 . He will now
be tried for breaking from prison,
which Is a serious felony in Nevada.
Washington City to Be Scene of Army
Maneuvers With General Fred
Funston as "Chief
By Associated Press. ■"
CAMP TACOMA. Wash.. Aug. 11.—
With Olympla as the base, an army
commanded by Colonel Marlon P. Maus,
Twentieth Infantry, will attack the city
of Tacoma.
Defense will be made by Colonel Ed
win A. Goodwin, Fourteenth cavalry,
and his "brown" brigade. Colonel
Maus' force will be known as the
This attack will take place on Friday
next as the result of the maneuvers of
Wednesday and Thursday. General
Funston Is to act as chief umpire.
The Washington state militia Is mov
ing into camp today and the Oregon
troops are due tonight. The Idaho
troops cannot arrive before Sunday
morning. . "
All of these will take part In the big
battle which will rage as part of the de
fense of Tacoma.
American lake, where the troops ar<«
encamped, , is twelve miles from Ta
coma and' *s on ihe main, automobile
road from the city. Hundreds of gaily
dressed sightseers from Seattle, Ta
coma and Portland are on the road
dally, watching the maneuvers.
Dining Room and Kitchen of Magnlfi
- cent Building at El Paso de j
Robles Destroyed
By Associated Press.
PASO ROBLES, Aug. 11.— The din
ing room and kitchen of El Paso de
Robles hotel were burned this morn
The flames broke out .in the store
room at an early hour and by strenuous
efforts the fire department confined the
blaze to the wing containing this de
A reserve, kitchen Is already in »us=e
and guests are being cared for as usual
and the hotel and bath house will con
tinue to run. For a time the main
building and the new palatial bath
house were threatened, but both are
Intact. "
The loss is estimated at $12,000, and
covered by Insurance.
Rv A«fO-lnte<l Hres*.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11.— A gang
of swindlers inveigled Grant Conard,
a former member of the board of pub
lic works of San Diego, into a poker
game yesterday afternoon and Conard
parted with $147.
A short time afterward the place
where Conard was robbed was raided
and three of the alleged bunco men
were taken Into custody. When the
arrest was made an Episcopalian
clergyman, who gave the na.me of
Rev. John Hays, was found to be in
the clutches of the suspects.
The Rev. Mr. Hays says he came to
the place on the same pretext but re
fused to play cards. The men under
arrest gave the names of Thomas
Burns, William Watson and George
Anderson. ' - .
Special to The Herald,
NEW YORK, Aug. 11.— Two San
Francisco detectives accompanied the
district attorney before . the supreme
court in Brooklyn today and secured a
refusal to admit to bail Attllio Carta
and Joseph Vegllanta, who are wanted
in a western city on charges of lar
Detectives brought with them reuqls'
tlon papers, which had been submitted
at the otllcu of Governor Higglns.
Extradition papers will be signed on
Monday. The question of holding tho
prisoners without bull is regarded us
Important, in view of the fact that
they got awuy from San Francisco by
Jumping bail there.
They are said to have got $100,000
fraudulently trom San Francisco tire
sufferers by collecting insurance losses
and pocketing what they got.
Plan Big Opera House
By Associated Press.
SAN DIEQO, Aug. 11.— Plans are be
ing; prepared by Clements, Stannard &
Blachmann for a new opera house
which V. H. Steele and Carl Alexander
'Johnson, both of Los Angeles, propose
tj erect on property owned by them on
Fifth street. The house will be larger
than the Isls theater and will be sup
plied with all the modern appliances of
a nhow house.
Santa Monica Murder Starti Fresh
Interest In Recent Disappear.
•ances of Women From
Beach Cities
rmii;i; mvsthiiies <3
TiMiirnrnl find Rnntil Monlon rim- <•
yon* hnve litnl «lir«-e inurilrr* and <'*
a ftulciiln mjKlorj- In the pant y»nr. A
About n j'onr nvo .Incob AVul" <S
•Ic.'k, n lion AtiKelra thrntrlcnl ••
mini, minilcrril Into «!«<■ IiIIIh nrnr «
S:ml!i Mnulcn vilillo .l.ininf ill, fell ••
from rxlimiHlloii nml «llrd from <li«- <i
<-.\pi»nini-. <i
' IVenr the unnie npot n yenr n>si» •■
the boil}' of nn unknown ninn aviih <•
ilium veri-d, IIIm iil.-ullly win never 4
lenrnrrt nor «n« It Known whether «<
It wan iniiriler or Miilplile. A
The (lilril ciine w«n thnt of the <!
unknown wonmn -who for three <
ilnjn liiim nttrm-tcil attention by <J
her luinlc- din (li <•
That the woman found murderer] in
Temescal cnnynn is not Mamie Sehultz,
formerly living on San Fernando
street, near SuiiPPt boulevard, WU cs
tablished to the satisfaction of her rel
atives, Mrs. Belle Anderson of 1436
North Shore avenue, nnd Mrs. Jennie
De Portee, who with Detective Steole
Visited Guidinger's morgue at Santa
Monica yesterday afternoon.
Mamie Schultz was known to have
had apparel much like that of the
murdered woman, but closer scrutiny
of the exhibit showed the visitors that
they were in error.
The Schultz woman and her husband
quarreled and she left" him, taking her
10-year-old son with her. She left the
lad in charge of Mrs. Anderson, agree
ing to pay $5 a month for his board
and lodging.
Sends for .Her Son
For a short period she visited him
regularly, and then her visits stopped
and the money for his keep was de
livered by mail. : ■
Three months ago she sent a: mes
senger boy to her sister to take the
boy in charge, and' deliver him to her
at . her address ■: on . Winston : street.
There was a 'quarrel over the surren
der of the boy, but- the messenger boy
won out, and so far as 1b known de
livered the boy to his mother. ' Bince
that time Mrs. Anderson has not' seen
or heard from either. , '. . '
Long Beach Tale
From -Long Beach comes a weird
story of a young -woman held prlsqner
there who it is thought' may be the
canyon victim. . . . .....
The letter of information follows:
"HYNES, Cat., Aug. 10.
"To undertaker or coroner:
"Since reading, in the- newspapers the
accounts of the finding. of. the body of
the' murdered woman "in Temescal
canyon, I am convinced the body is
that of the woman ■ who was held a
prisoner in a rooming house at Long
Beach. . . '. , ■
''She was In the custody of two men.
but escaped from them and disap
peared six weeks or two months ago.
. "I saw the girl, and her description
tallies exactly with that of the mur
dered woman.
"My daughter, . Mrs. Jacques, who
lives on Pine street, between Eighth
and Ninth streets, Long Beach, in
formed me of the fact that the woman
was held a prisoner. . : .
"I advise you to investigate this, as
the girl apeared to be in fear of death.
Miss Winchester's Case
A third, disappearance which may
have some bearing on the case because
of similarity of laundry marks Is that
of Miss Winchester,' whose laundry
mark, made at the Empire laundry, 149
South Main street, bore the number "3
37" on the waistband.
Miss Winchester delivered a bundlo
of laundry to the Empire laundry June
5 and called for it in person June S.
Her laundry bill was $1.25, a larger
amount than the general run of call
bills. Considerable work was done for
her previous, but since then she has
not been a customer.
Tell of Daughter Gone
Two poorly dressed women visited
Chief of Police Auble and informed
him they believed they* could Identify
the body. They told a story of the dis
appearance of the daughter of one of
the women, who had taken up a ten
derloin life.
Neither had sufficient money to pay
their fare to Santa Monica and tho
chief supplied them with money. The
women have not called at Guldlnger's
morgue, and the police are mystified.
Old Soldier's Case
From a street car passenger ! who
comes in from Santa Monica every
morning this Interview was obtained:
"I know who the father of the elrl
was. The old man committed suicide
about threo months ago. He and the
girl lived together. I don't know where
the mother resided, but lin the east
somewhere. Shortly before the father
killed himself the girl disappeared and
has not been heard of since. I haven't
a doubt but that the old man shot his
daughter and then killed himself."
Three months ago it developed an old
BOldler, Charles \V. Cook, committO'l
suicide. A daughter from the east had
lived with him several months, but
Just prior to his tragic death had left,
presumably for her home. ,
Probably a Tourist
That the body of the woman was that
of an easterner — probably a tourist — is
the opinion of local laundrymeru. They
base this Judgment upon the fact, here
tofore unnoticed, that the color of the
ink marks on the woman's undermus
lins is blue.. Blue ink, say the man
agers of several laundries, is used ex
tensively in the east. It Is not used at
all in Lo» Angeles.
Arthur Levy caused an examination
yesterday of laundry marks used by hla
family while staying in Santa Monica,
< oulliiiiril on iiime Inu.
By Asuoclated Press,
NEW YORK, Aug. 11.— A cable dis
patch to the Herald from Paris says:
"The nomination by the Democratic
party of W, J. Erynn for the presi
dency of the United States In 1908 looks
like a certainty," said David U. Fran
cis of fit. Louis last night. In reply to
a question as to whether he thought
any circumstance Intervening could
materially change Mr. Bryan's pros
pects, the former governor of Mis
souri mild:
"There Is nbsoluteiy nothing In sight
that, In my opinion, .can sidetrack
Mr. Hryan. There is no material,
for the conventions — Missouri hav
ing taken the lead — have not
only Indorsed Mr. Bryan, hut have
emphatically and unanimously de
clared for him, with no mention of nny
other candidate. These conditions. If
I remember correctly, have never been
known before— that Is to say, out and
out declarations by state conventions
two yonrs In advance of a presidential
Mr, Francis wan for Palmer and
Buckner In 1896, but the silver scare in
Brynn's case now being a thing of tho
past, he Is unqualifiedly for the man
from Nebraska.
Allegations Will Be Made That She
Has Been and Is an Equal Part.
ner With the Theatrical
Ppeclnl to The Herald.
NEW YORK, Aug. 11.— The latest
story In connection with the Belasco-
Cfirter difference which wns launched
upon the theatrical world by the cele
brated automobile marrlago, is that
Mrs.- Carter-Payne Is about to resort
to the cuurts for oatlsfaction from Mr.
Beiasco. {
Ever since her marriage Mrs. Carter-
Payne has. been unable to see Beiasco,
as he has avoided her; consequently the
actress has\decided to go to court. Mrs.
Carter 'will\sue the coming week, it Is
said, , and trap suit will result in some
startling developments.
She will allege she has been ■ and Is
equal partner of Beiasco, not only In
plays in Which she has appeared, but
in all Beiasco enterprises.
She will ask an accounting of profits
on each. She will allege that until
recently she was In possession of let
ters and other documents proving this
partnership, but they were stolen from
her- by a man well known In Journal-
Ism and theatricals who Is in Belasco's
employ. ■ ■ •
Secretary Speak&at Banquet Tendered
• Him iri'Canpiial of
- . .... "Uruguay; ;
By Associated Press.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Aug. 11.—
The entertainments provided today for
ElihU/Root, the American secretary of
state, embraced . an automobile excur
sion, a visit to the famous breeding
studs, a reception to the municipality,
a banuqet ■by ■ President Ordonez, a
g.tla 'performance at the theater ani a
pyrotechnic display, i Popular enthusi
asm is great, and- the. visitor is. being
greeted everywhere by cheering crowds.
■ At the government house, banquet
Mr. Root was welcomed in a speech by
Minister of Foreign -Affairs Romeu,
who expressed the confident belief that
the visit of the American secretary of
state would mutually benefit the rela
tions between the two countries.
In replying Mr. Root said: "The great
declaration of Monroe, made in the in
fancy of Latin-American liberty, was
an assertion .to all the world of the
competency i of Latin-Americans to
gpvfrrn themselves and their country."
Streets Patrolled Day and Night and
Authorities Are Greatly '
• . Alarmed
By Associated Press.
CAPE TOWN, Aug. 11.— The authori
ties here are alarmed at the persistence
of the riots of the unemployed. There
was a further outbreak yesterday but
it was' quickly quelled.
The streets are patrolled day and night
by the volunteers, who have been
1 placed on an active, service footing.
Bail Is refused to any of the white
agitators arrested. The bulk of the
rioters are colored men so-called "Capti
boys," whose increasing numbers con
stitute a serious menace to the whites.
By Associated Presß.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11.— The
Oceanic Steamship company has ac
ceded to the demands of the riggers
and stevedores' union, which demands
60 cents an hour for a day of nine
hours and 75 cents an hour for over
No other firm or corporation had met
the demands of the union up to last
night, and there is a probability that
the longshoremen will go on strike on
every dock but the Spreckels com
pany. . Fifteen hundred men are in
volved in the controversy.
Fourteen Miners Killed
By Ascoelateii Press
KATTOWITZ, Kuselan Sillcla, Aug. 11.
—Fourteen men in a coal mine at Renard,
near Slelce, were killed today by the
break of a rope, while their car was de-
Bcendlng the pit.
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Marquis, After Telling Story Behind
Closed oors, Is Declared Not Dan*
gerous, but Incapable of Man*
aging His Estate
By Associated Press,
LONDON, Aug. 11.-What in legal
history will he considered a celebrntcrl
case wns concluded todny when a Jury
In the historic old hnll of Lincoln's Inn,
inquiring at the instance of the official
Roltcltor Into the mental condition of
the Marquis Tow'nshend, returned the
curious verdict that his lordship Is
capable of taking enre of himself, being
dangerous neither to himself nor oth
ers, but that he Is of unsound mind
so far as managing his affairs is con
The case, which has aroused great
pfibllc interest, developed some sen
sational as well as unpleasant testi
Testimony Given In Secret
It was marked today by an extraor
dinary incident when the jury, against
the wishes of the judge, insisted on
hearing Townsherid's testimony In se
cret, and even refused the request of
the marchioness for permission to be
present. Then, before the lawyer's
closing address had 1 been concluded,
the members of the Jury announced
that they had made up their minds.
After the Judge's charge they were
out only ten minutes.
It wns alleged that the marquis was
unduly influenced by one Robhino,
whom he had known for several years,
and the marchioness testified that
Robbins' Influence over the marquis
had brought about a separation be
tween herself and her husband soon
after their marriage.
Sought American Heiress
It developed, also, that the young
marquis, finding his estate heavily
mortgaged, was persuaded to seek a
wealthy alliance. One witness testified
that his- engagement to an American
heiress had been nearly concluded
when he became affianced ■to Miss
Sutherst, whose father, a barrister,
was an undischarged bankrupt, but
whom .the marquis and his advisers
thought was wealthy. A. Somerset
house clerk named Dunne acted as the
marriage broker. Townshend signed a
contract to pay him 10 per cent out
of whatever moneys . were . received
from the Sutherst family. ■■.:.-.
The marquis settled $12,500 on his
wife, though his direct income was only
$3000. and he also signed -a deed- giving
$3550 to Robbins. After the marrlago
took • plate the marchioness and her
father agreed to advance or to procure
the advance to the marquis of $135,000,
with the marquis' life Interest In the
Townshend family estates as security,
and further agreed to release the mar
quis without charge if there was male
Issue from the union within a year.
Condemned by the Judge
■ Judge Bucknill severely, condemned
what he termed the deception of the
Suthersts, especially as Mr. Sutherft
was a barrister. The case was notable
for flashes of wit and the humorous In
cidents, in which the marchioness, who
Is a very pretty woman, was promi
In fact, the judge said if it were not
so serious the matter might be com
pared to a comic opera. He recalled the
fact that the marquis was once de
tained by order of the lunacy commis
sioners, nnd said that when he wanted
to remain away from his wife, as ihe
had testified, she locked him in a room
and that now, when all he wanted to do
was to stay at home with his wife, it
was alleged he was a lunatic.
The marquis and marchioness were
most affectionate during the trial. Her
testimony strogly favored his sound
ness of mind, but it was bitterly against
the influence of Robbins over him.
Corporal and Two Privates, Heavily
Armed, Pursued by Five
By Associated lTess.
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 11.— Three de
serters from Camp Tacoma last night
at 6:20 o'clock, one corporal and two
privates, all three heavily armed,
started in the direction of Steilacoom.
A searching squad of five cavalrymen
was at once started after them as soon
as it had b*en discovered, and they got
Bight of them about three miles from
Steilacoom. ' When the deserters re
fused to stop at the command to halt
several shots were fired, but no one
was hit.
The names of the deserters were Cor
poral Lewis A. Stowe, Privates T. M.
Oeser and Charles N. Bell, all of com
pany I, Fourteenth cavalry. One hun
dred and fifty dollars reward has been
offered for their capture.
By Associate"! Presk
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11.— The
Claus Spreckels mansion on Van Ness
avenue is to be restored at an expendi
ture of $600,000. According to the terms
of the contract it will be ready for
occupancy within a year.
Before the fire the Spreckels mansion
was one of the most pretentious homes
in America. The marble in the hall
alone cost over $100,000. The rest of the
house was furnished In corresponding
style. In less than an hour the famous
art treasury, paintings, tapestries and
carvings were reduced to heaps of
ashes and charred stones.
Callfornlam In New York
Eperlnl to Thi» lU-rnlil.
NEW YOHK. Aug. 11— The follow
ing Californlans .registered at the va
rious hotels during past week: Los
Angeles— H. W. Lewis. E. Lucas, VV.
J. O'Brien, J. Oliver, H. Pease, N.
Pease, 11. Rhorer, R. K. Barry, G.
Fuaenot. M. A. Mllbach. 11. F. Jatho.
L. E. Bohyinen, G. A. Brown, It, K.
Dempster. W. C, Harker, C. M. Brough,
H. A. Blanc hard, 8. F. Hogue, G. M.
Babcock, C. B. Bleakmer, R. Itlchert,
V. Treshler.
By Annotated Pre»«.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.. Aug. 11.-Sec
ond Grand Vice President Val Fltzpat
rlck has ordered th,e switchmen's strike
here to end nt once. '
The Hltu.-itlnn a« developed by the per
emptory ending of the strike Is said to
be unique In the labor world. Mr.
Fltzpatrlck maintains that the sincerity
of purpose of the brotherhood In Its
dealings nnd agreements with the New
York, New ilaven & Hartford railroad
must be upheld, and as he finds that
the strike was unwarranted, and as the
company will refuse to take the strik
ers back, the duty of the brotherhood,
through the grand officers, l» to nil
every strikers' place with competent,
trustworthy men, even If men mUBt be
taken from other railroads for the time
The strike began Tuesday morning
nnd about 260 men quit.
Latter Refuses to Talk Politics, but
Expresses His Opinion of
Social Problems In
By Associated Press.
PARIS, Aug. 11.— ■ William J. Bryan,
accompanied by his ■wife and daughter,
Col. Wetmore and Mr. and Mrs. Dun
lap, arrived here today for a four days'
A number of friends gathered at the
railroad station and gave the party a
cordial greeting. On reaching his hotel
Mr. Bryan found a stack of mall, in
cluding many invitations to dinners
and sightseeing excursions.
The party lunched at the Hotel Rltz
as the guests of ex-Governor David R.
Francis of St. Louis. Mr. Bryan did
not wish to talk about his candidacy for
the presidency of the United States,
saying he had already been lengthily
quoted and that he had nothing to add
to his previous statements. „
He was much interested in the social
problems of France and the recent en
actment of the. workmen's pensions
law and the enforced weekly day of
„„ , '.'lt.. appears, I .'. Mr. .Bryan said, "to be
part "of the Democratic development
which I have observed to.be going on
all over the world.
"I noticed it in China, Japan and
India. Everywhere one sees the same
evidence of popular awakening."
This afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Bryan
visited Notre Dame cathedral and
drove along the Seine to the neighbor
hood of Pantheon.
Tomorrow they will take an automo
bile ride to the forest of Fontainebleau.
San Diego Man Shoots Woman and
Later Commits Suicide — Vie.
tlm Fatally Wounded
By Associated Press.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11.— Jealousy is
the alleged cause .of an attempted
murder and suicide this morning just
before 10 o'clock, in which Virginia
Salazar, a Mexican woman of the half
world, was shot twice by Jack John
son, a cook, who then turned the re
volver on himself and put two bullets
into his body.
One shot was In the left breast and
one in the left side of the head, either
of which would have been fatal.
The woman was shot in the right side
beneath the shoulder and In the right
side of the head. She is at '.he hospital
and the body of Johnson is at the
morgue. It is Bald that the woman is
fatally wounded.
Physician In Oklahoma Town Is Killed
by a Fellow Practl.
By Associated Press.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla., Aug. 11.—
According to a special received from
Maysville, I. T., today by the Okla
lioraan, Dr. Patterson shot and Instant
ly killed Dr. Herrod.
The scene of the shooting was on the
main street of the town and in front
of the postoftlce.
The killing was the result of bad
feeling which has existed for some
time over business affairs, Dr. Patter
son having sold his practice to Dr.
Herrod and later came back into town
and re-entered the practice of his
profession. Both parties were prom
inent in the state.
This Is Prayer of Chairman Shonts
of the Panama Canal
By Annotated Preaa. (
NEW YORK, Aug. 11.— T. P. Shonts,
chairman, and Joseph Bishop, secretary
of the Panama canal commission, ar
rived hero today from Colon on the
steamer Panama. Mr. Shonts said that
general conditions in the zone wore
favorable and constantly Improving.
"All we want," he declared, "is more
labor and less rain. The labor problem
has been partly solved by, the employ
ment of Spanish workmen. We have
also advertised for Chinese laborer*.
Yellow fever has not appeared in a long
time and for the nine days previous to
my departure no smallpox was preva
Stop Fire With Dynamite
By Associated Press.
REDDINd. Aug. 11.— Early" this
morning at Delmar a fire of unknown
origin destroyed M. O'Connell's saloon,
Richard Smith's butcher shop, Charles
Warner's blacksmith shop and Charles
Hi nisei's saloon, where it was stopped
by blowing up the building with dyna
mite. The loss Is about $6000.
Main News Section
Depositors of Chicago
Will Hoard
Recent Disclosures Cause
of Millions Being
Detectives Search In Vain for Presl.
dent Btensland— Cashier Her.
ing's Bail Fixed at
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, Aug. 11.— To deposit their
money in the bank or hoard their hard
earned savings at home, thereby run
ning the risk of a visit by burglars, is
the question which several hundred
thousand wage earners in Chicago are
trying to solve at the present moment
With details of the wrecking of the
Milwaukee avenue bank ringing in their
ears, and each hour bringing forth ad
ditional proof of the high-handed man
ner In which the officials deliberately
robbed 22,000 depositors, the task is not
an easy one. .
Three men are dead as a direct result
of the closing of the bank's doors. I The
shock brought death to one, while two
others have committed suicide because
of the loss of money entrusted to the
bank's care.
Hundreds of detectives are searching
for the president of the institution, who
is now said to have stolen no less than
$2,000,000. The cashier, who is now be
lieved to have been as deep iii the mud
as his superior was in the mire, iffiih
Whether the guilty parties . will be
brought to justice is a question, but ■■
there is no room for the possibility of a
doubt as to the hardships that -will re
sult In numerous cases where the de- 1
pesitors lost every dollar they had in
the world. . , '■■'-.
-What is more to the point with them
is the question of dividends which in'
the near future may or may not be paid
by those in charge of the wrecked in
stitution from what little remains.
As further probing brings to light the
fact that a large proportion of the
money was spent ■either for race track
or other forms of gambling, the feel
ings of those who lost their all knows
(Continued on Face Thrae.)
Southern California: Fair Sun.
day; fog in the morning; light
west wind. Maximum tempera,
ture In Los Angeles yesterday, 83
degrees; minimum, 63 degrees.
PART I . "
I—Outfall1 — Outfall figures missing.
2 — Attempt life of grand duke.
3 — Machine rules Republicans.
A — Miss Ide gets new birthday.
s—Practical5 — Practical help given needy.
6.7 — Sports.
2.3 — Society.
4 — Dramatic news.
s— To live apart in same house.
6— Editorial.
7 — City news.
9 — Death of baby arouses Judge.
11— Markets.
PART 111
1.2.5 — Real estate news.
3 — Southern California news.
4 — La Jolla road coming north.
6.7 — Classified advertisements.
Magazine section.
Children's magazine.
„ ; part vi
Colored comic supplement.
Chicago depositors lose faith in
banks and millions of dollars are with
drawn as a result of the closing of the
Milwaukee Avenue institution's doors.
Samuel Qompers attacks act of l'aun
ma canal commission in advertising for
Chinese labor.
Two convicts who escaped from the,
Nevada state prison still at liberty.'
Arlzonanb hold mammoth plcnte and
reunion at Ocean Par^t.
El Paso da Kobles hotel sustains
$12,000 damage by Hre. . ■■•■;•
Peekaboo shirt bars an officer of thn
United States navy from attending a,
public ball at Tacoma.
Further disclosures made in outfnll'
sewer affair.
Republican caucuses go through accord
ing to machine program.
Los Angeles youth killed by train la
Illinois. ' ■ ■ • , i
Sympathy, of females for Stackpole dis
gusts many directly Interested In trial.
Troubles of aged couple of Pasadena
adjusted by court.
l City Librarian Lummts replies to. his
critics. >,-■»
101 Camino Real celebration to occur
- Motorman whose car killed babe Is de
nounced by jinlm>.

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