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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 322.
SELL MILLION
PACIFIC SHARES
FRANTIC. TRADING BECAUSE OF
% DIVIDENDS
Union and Southern Pacific Announce*
menu Prompt Scenes Like the
. Northern Pacific Struggle
of Five Years Ago
"HARRIMANAND
KING EDWARD „
MAKE $20,000,000"
Special to The Herald. • ' ■ «!
KKW YORK, Auk. 17. — linnirnnf> <•
fortune* were iron In Wnll street <■
toilny In the remarknblc rlae In <i
Ej. H. Ilurrlinnn stocka, 1). P. and <;
S. P., fnllnnliiK the announcement <S
thnt for the flrnt time In the lil»- <•
tocr of the road n dividend had •'
been declared In Southern I I'nclOr, <
and the Union Pacific common <
stock had been placed on 10 per <
cent baala. •'.' ■ ■ ■ ■ <
Ilnrrlmnn and Klnst EdTrnrd of <
England are named aa the henvl- <t
eat winners. ■ <
. Others who made tremendoua <
profits on , the bull movement jof <
which they were leaders weret <
John 'W. ■ Gatea, Jnmea R. Keene, <
John D. Rockefeller. William <
Rockefeller) H. H. Rostra, Jamea <
Ntlllmnn, Daniel ' (iiiKKr nhrlm, <
Harry, Well, Jacob Field, William '<
Oliver and Jefferson M. Levy. , " <•
t . The Journal ' credits Ilnrrlmnn <
with profit of $10,000.00(1 and the <
kins of England a similar amount. <
It la known thnt vrhen J. Pier- <
pont Morgan met Klne Edward In <
Europ > aome month* a«o he Inter- <
eatedthe king: In Southern Pact- <
flc. i King Edward bought throngrh <
Sir Erneat 1 Caaael. "' his ; New York <
representative, and la one of the <
larseat holders of securities . <
Cy Assnrlatert Press
■NEW YORK, Aug. 17.— Amid scenes
ofj' frantic 'trading on the stock ex
change,, Union Pacific stock rushed up
ward lift points a share and that of
Southern Pacific 6% points taday, after
an announcement, of .dividends -far, in
ejecess of what the.traders had any rea-i
son. to expect.-'.'.;.;,.' .'■'•;"■,'., -j'; '/'■.. -,-'., \-~~: .>'-..
•».The reault was that "a large number
'of^tfa'd?r^who''*S'<i T; sold' tlier stoclf'
short Vsuftered sharp": losses,- add, t c ;
cording to an estimate reported by\the,
Evening Post, a pool , in ■ Union' Pacific,
stock realized profits amounting to $17,
000,000 and a similar pool in Southern
Pacific $10,000,000.
. I Today's dividend was the first , ever
declared on Southern Pacific common. ■
Brokers were swept Into a mad strug
gle ,to buy', the two stocks ' within a
minute . after I the announcement was
circulated, and the excited scenes which
ensued had hardly been exceeded since
the . great, struggle- to control Northern
Pacific live years ago.
Shorts Unprepared
.The shorts in both Pacifies were sur
prised and unprepared for the upward
rush -which followed and led the
scramble to- cover. '.-'■■ ..• ■
. 'Within' half ' an hour after 'the an
nouncement Union Pacific had bounded
up more than eight' points and Southern
Pacific nearly seven. ■ ■ '
Feverish' activity prevailed the two
stocks throughout, the- session with
.various halts in the upward movement
when the traders sold to realize profits.
Bxcept I for these halts the upward
movement lntUnion- Pacific, continued
throughout the day , to the close, when
' there was a slight recession on profit
taking.'- V" ■■■ .-■ • ■- ; ,'■
Southern Pacific's advance, however,
was halted early and held. Union
Pacific's extreme advance wns from
162%' to '■ 179% and Southern Pacific's
from' 837$ to 89. Union Pacific closed at
178% and Southern Pacific at Sl%. ■
The 'total sales of Union Pacific were
647,100 1 shares and | those of Southern
Pacific 411,600. - V ' , ...
MAY TIE UP- ALL SHIPPING
Longshoremen, at Eureka . Refuse to
Duties Belonging
to Sailors . ' .
l!v Associated Press.
EUREKA, Aug. 17.— The' Eureka
longshoremen, at a special meeting last
night, struck, a severe : blow_ to,. shiPr
ping when they' decided not' to drive,
winches in loading vessels, handle
ropes or perform any duties .belonging
to sailors.
-They will also refuse .to ( work In
event non-union men drive the winches/
Since the strike of the > sailors the
stevedores have been doing all the work
necessary in loading vessels. . The long
shoremen., ■ hpwever. ' will': work in. the
holds of vessels loaded by hand, but
it i Is . thought unlikely that I steamers
will try to take on cargoes by such a
slow method. •
All vessels In port will be given dis
patch, but no other non-union vessels
will be , touched unless union 'sailors,
drive the winches and haul the lines
aboard the vessels. The action' of the
union, practically means the tying up
of shipping at this port. .'-
Hibernians to Meet
Tly Axsnctfited Pr*3n.
SAN i FRANCISCO.- Aug. 17.— The
biennial,, state convention of' the
Ancient: Order of Hibernians will, as
semble'at St.' Peter's hall In this city
next Monday morning. A large attend
ance of delegates ■ from all the counties
of the state is expected. For the state
presidency it is expected there will . be
quite a contest.', ■
'Decision Is Affirmed
Hy Associated Preis.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug, 17,— 1n the
cass of 1 Sarah C. Forsyth, adminis
trator, of the estate of J. W. Forsyth,
her husband, against the, Los Angeles
Railway 1 company, ; the . supreme court
today afilrmed the decision of the su
perior > court . granting > her tifiOO dam
ages for. the death of * Forsyth. - For
syth(died from Injuries'; received 1111 11 a
roll lsion ,of one - of » the .: railway com
pany's cars with a. wagon.
Los Angeles Herald.
PRICE:, /D"/ D "X b S.. c ."?'''l 65' CENTS
NEGROES PROMISE TO ■/,'■,
ASSIST IN LYNCHING
By AiftOClAttd Press.
COLUMBIA, ■■ 8. C.; Aug. 17.— The
negro cltlxens of Greenwood county
have Issued ' nn nddres* in regard to
thf> lynching of .Bob Davis..' It
follows In part: '
"We, , the negroes of this 'county,
wish to say that we are with you, and
In anything no serious as this you have
our agilfttAnce In what you think best.
"We cannot nfford, rs a race, to up»
hold nnythlng that tend* to lower our
Christian or moral standing, and the
quicker we «h6w that we are ready to
help trace the rnnr-nl to his den, the
quicker will we have the sympathy of
tho white man when w« are Intruded
upon.
"It is unreasonnble to expect ' the
white men to respect and protect us
when we do not respect ourselves. . Tha
only thing wanted wns the right man,
and that is what we had and we are
satlnfled. . ».-. •
"COLORED CITIZENS OF GREEN
WOOD COUNTY." ....
DELEGATES TAKE
SLAP AT HEARST
PRINTERS REFUSE TO INDORSE
"WILLIAM- R."
Attempt to Make Typographical Union
a Tail to Politician's Kite. ■, .
. .' Meets With Dismal
Failure . ...
Special to Tha Herald.
'COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug; 17.— An
attempt on the part of > the delegates
to ■ the International '-■ Typographical
union convention to indorse and com
mand William R. Hearst met with de
feat today. ■■ ■'■■ ■ . y ■' ■■
■In fact It was a dismal failure, for
there were those present who ; insisted
that the union should hot become', a
tall to any politician's kite, and a com
promise substitute will be offered to
morrow. ; '■' J i •.' ' , ■
When the resolution . was introduced
it met with a storm of protests from
the delegates . assembled. ."
' It was a direct effort to place Hearst
in a- favorable light before the union
men assembled, and the protest*was
no less a direct slap at Hearst and all
other politicians who now or '- in the
future "may 'attempt' to secure prestige
and' influence iby basing... his..." nam«
brought ' before. »•! union 'convention.*.*
■y. The ; opposition . was, led \by Delegate
■ McCulhrch- of - Omaha.' •' '"
WILL LIVE AS^ CRUSOE ■ DID
New', Yorker i to Spend • Three | Months
on Kerguclen Island for Pur.
■ pose of Research
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Aug. 17.— Like a Rob
inson Crusoe, only without a man Fri
day and with a certainty of. rescue, Al
fred J. Klein will spend' three- months
on Kerguelon island, half way between
Tasmania and the southern end of the
continent of . Africa In the Indian
ocean. . . . : .'. - .. „.. ..
Hels being sent thither by the jnu
sounT of natural history for purposes
of research and expects to sail from
Boston in September. — •
• Through the voyages of a whaling
vessel the museum has obtained infor
mation-about Kerguelen island which
leads to a belief that the island con
tains many specimens of , plant and
animal -life entirely unknown- to \ the
world of science. ■ Kerguelen island lis
situated 93 degrees south latitude and
70 degrees east longitude, half way
between Africa and Tasmania. It is
ninety miles long and contains volcar
noes and glaciers.
Its temperature seldom rises above 50
degrees or . falls .'•■ below zero. It has
never been Inhabited for any length of
time. A whaling vessel will leave Mr.
Klein at the! island, returning for him
after a three months' crulle In south
ern waters.', f. • „ . . ."..-■"
BANK CLEARINGS INCREASE
Volume of Business at. San Francisco
Reported Greater Than a
• Year Ago "' . •
By Apfoclated Press
i SAN J FRANCISCO, Aug. 17.— The'
bank clearings of San Francisco show
much activity . In business during, the
past week. The increase over last year
was 9 per cent and the totals were well
above the forty million mark. . , | '
I For the week ending Thursday noon,
August 16, 1906. the clearings were $43,
914,147.93, as against $40,149,983.56 for the
same week of 1905. The increase is $3,
764.164.43. , .
M'CLELLAN • SENDS REGRETS
Mayor of New York Will Be Unable
to Attend the Bryan
. . , Reception .
By Amoctated Press. -,■ '
NEW YORK, Aug:. 17.— A cable dis
patch to' the Herald from Berlin says:
Mayor McClellan of. New York ac
corded a Herald correspondent an in
terview, yesterday. ,.,. ,• . . S
"I am sorry," he' Bald, "that I shall
not be home to take part In what will
be "a magnificent ' reception to. Mr.
Bryan— my sailing- plans will not land
me in New York until a full week after
the reception." ,\i ,
DEMANDS A COOL, MILLION
Crank Calls on .Governor pardee but
, ' Later Is Placed In '
• ', ": Jail "■
By A«soclated - Frets.
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 17.— A man
giving the name of "General" Al Mo-
Coy of Huinboldt county en teed the
governor's : office this morning and de
manded a million dollars Immediately.
The governor. smilingly replied: . .
. "I am a little short of that amount
at the present time.- but' If you will
kindly huvo a chat with the district at
torney and explain your story you will
get Justice.". .■■.••• ' : ,' ■. ,
Then ateppiiifc to the door the,gov
ernor called Watchman: Kerrigan', and
the officer took the man to jail,
. ,', .., ■ •■■...» .
SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 1906.
KILL POLICEMEN
BY WHOLESALE
REGULAR FORCE RELIEVED AT
PLOCK
Two Guards Murdered In Village of
1 ' Gombin and One 'at Klrnozia.
Further Details of War.
saw Massacre '
By A«soclated Pregg.
• PLOCR, Aug., l7.— ln consequence of
the wholesale murder, of policemen
here, of whom another was killed to
day, all' the regular police have, been
relieved and their places filled by
dragoons and riflemen. . . • >i
The rural guards are, not exceptod
from the terrorism against the police.
Two guards were killed today In the
village of Oombin and one at Klrnozia,
while one was killed and one seriously
wounded in the town of Lovich, where
the police station also -was fusilladed.
BANDIT. 1/IAKEB DARING ESCAPE
Jumps Through Window of Passenger
.Coach and Eludes Officers
By Associated Press. . .^
, ST . PETERSBURG, Aug. 17>—Belen
20ft, the leader of the band which pll-'
laged the Credit Mutual bank of Mos
cow, daringly escaped while on his way
to Moscow from Switzerland, whence
he had been extradited. 'He was on
board -a. train, y heavily guarded, and
when [ near Pskov dove -through the
glass of a window, gained the forest
and eluded pursuit.'
BelenzofT left Warsaw In a special
car attached to a'fast train In charge
of a .captain, of. gendarmes, four gen
darmes and six soldiers, two of whom
were always sitting on the same seat
as Belenzoft and carried loaded rifles.
■ Suddenly as the train slackened speed
Belenzoft rose and hurled himself bodily
through the glass of a ; window, rolled
downth-2 embankment and disappeared
In the woods. The train was. imme
diately stopped . and the guards j fol
lowed Belenzoft's bloody trail for Borne
distance, but finally it was lost in a
swamp. ■ „
Forty.Three Killed
WARSAW,' Aug. 17.— 1t is now known
that . forty-three , persons ' were 'killed
here. August 18, of "whom eight were
policemen,' and that', eighteen policemen
and about 100 citizens were wounded. .
Prisoners Number Thousands
By, Associated .Press;.; v ; .. ' .'i » ,' .< ■■;..,,
S ST. ;?Pr3TERSfitrRO;H Aug. 1 * 17.r-Aq*
cording to , the newspapers' 2100 political
prisoners-:* passed » through. ■' Chellahlrick
last month 6n>.thpjr. way; to ; varlous des
tlnatfonp. , It .Is also stated that 2000
Jews emigrated from Russia this year.
Eleven Policemen Killed
By 'A»i"«i-tntPd Hrew.
WARSAW, Aug. • 17.— During yester
day .throughout .Poland eleven police
men, and one gendarme were killed and
fcur policemen were wouided. '
Threatens Strikers
By Amnclntm PrwJ«
RIGA, Aug. 17.— The governor general
today issue a proclamation ordering the
•local strikers to return to work under
penalty of expulsion from the Baltic
provinces -and announcing that Insti
gators of the strike on the street rail
roads would be arrested end tried.
Arrest 210 In Three Days
Rv AnsorlntPd Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug.' 17.— 1t Is
announced that 210 members of the mil
itants section of the Social Revolution
ists " were arrested ! in St. Petersburg
and Moscow in three days.
Two Bombs Thrown
Ry A««oc)nted Press
YUZOVKA, August 17.— Two bombs
were thrown today at Assistant Super
intendent Chambers of. the Novoe Ros
slske company while he wan driving In
a carriage which was demolished. See
ing that. Mr. Chambers was not seri
ously hurt; his assailants .fired at him
with revolvers, wounding his guard!
The police arrested the, bomb throwers,
but they were rescued by a crowd of
workmen.
Assassin Eccapes
By Aoßocialed Press.
TULA, Aug. 17.'— An attempt to as
sassinate Police Lieutenant Sollvanoff
was made tonight In the public garden
here. ''The would-be murderer, who
escaped, fired four Bhots, wounding
Sollvanoff 'and killing n waiter.
Living. Higher; Want Raise
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. Auk. 17.-* The mo
tormen 1 and conductors of the Untied
Railways will tomorrow vote on the
qustion of making a ■ demand for $3
per- day. .The men 'who are favoring
the demand claim that the cost of liv
ing has increased since the April fire
and 'that the work is more arduous.
Auto Claims Victim
1v AuwM'lKted Prm»
I PACIFIC GROVE. Cal., Aug. 17.—
Reckless running of automobiles on
Pacific Grove streets culminated today
In an • accident that may prove fatal.
Dr. McNear. and wife of Petaluma, in
rounding a /corner of Lighthouse and
Forest avenues, 1 knocked down Mrs.
McFae and, though the automobile had
slowed down, ran" almost over her,
seriously injuring- her. 1 1 •
Steamer Brings Onyx
By Associated PreßS.
SAN DIEGO. Auk. 'l7.— The steamer
St. Denis arrived , last : hlkli l l from the
lower coast with over 200 tons of onyx,
on«rs, of . the largest | shipments ever
hrouKht in. It will. be sent, to eastern
factories.' but tho local tmvx company
Is- preparinfrto Install its plant here
for working: , the onyx Into merchant
able shape.
Must Reduce Freight Rates
By Associated Press.
i BT. PAUL, ■ Auk. , 17. — In response to
a letter sent to .the state railway arid
warehouse . i-nininivaioii . yesterday by
Governor Johnnon the commission sent
notice to nil railways operating in the
state to show cause why the rates on
coal 'and farm products Bbuuld not' be
reduced.'. The' hearing \ will ha: begun
NEGROES AND WHITES
PREPARED FOR ATTACK
By Associated Tress.
BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Au*. IT)—
With both parties prepared for «n at
tftck and believing It to be Imminent,
ther« have been no esperlal develop
ments today In the situation growing
out of the recent troubles between the
negro troops and the citizens of this
place. 1 : ',■'.
■ The cittern*' committee has been ad
vised thnt the troops will b» withdrawn
and that ptnte troops will not be cent.
Gen. Charles Walla, whose work Is
practlnnlly law Atonic the border, Is on
his way home, »nd when he nrrivefl It Is
provable that,there will be some move
made to relieve the tentilon.
■ H« has secured a promise from Sen*
ntor Bailey to go at once to Waihlng
ton to endeavor to secure the removal
of the negroes.
'; News reaches here that the negro
troops at Port Mclntosh, near Laredo,
aro being kept closely within bounds of
the post to prevent further trouble.
CHELSEA BANK
CLOSES DOORS
LOANS TOO MUCH MONEY TO
OFFICERS
Deposits Amount to $679,729, but the
Cash on Hand Is Only
■ . : ' . . $57,379 — Receiver
... Appointed
By Associated Press. '■
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17.— The comp
troller'of the currency has received ad
vices by. telegram from National Bnnk
Examiner Ewer that the First National
bank of Chelsea, Mass., has been closed
by action of the directors. ' ,
Examiner Ewer has been appointed
receiver. . . The failure of .the , bank is
reported by the examiner to be due to
large loans to officers and directors of
the ■ brink.'. ■■ '
A statement of the resources and lia
blliti'es'bf tho bonk at the date of its
last report of. condition was -made to
the comptroller June 18, 1906.'
This 1 shown loans and discounts to be
tl.118.500; cash on hand $57,379; capital
stock $300,000 and deposits $679,729.
CITIZENS ARE SURPRISED
Closing of Bank's Doors Cornea' as a
I 'j '.". "-. . '% ..Shock' to Deposlto'rs i 'J..
Bv.A'-orlntml Vrtmm. [ ', .'.V "
! BOSTON,- Aiig. 17.— rThe. business som
munjlty. bJJv'Chelseaisf asf.surprlaed when
It S became Vpown ( that's the ; First * Na
tional C tank M .'thatijCity, one of ' tho
oldest.* institutlonff". In & this ;"! section of
the state,' had ; been" clpeed.* ? j y *", "
I Many of the small- tradesmen had
practically, all of ..their! ready . money in
the bank and it is expected that re
lief will be afforded by the Wlnnislmet
National bank of, Chelsea, which has
offered to pay- to 'depositors of . tho
First National bank 50 per cent of their
accounts. -„. • ■ • . •
■ Throngs of depositors appeared at the
bank 'today. There was, however,' no
disorder... lt is said that the difficulties
at the bank were brought about by n
steady transfer, of large accounts to
Bosto.n banks and the Chelsea bank was
thereby hampered for ready money. |
It has been learned that the First
National bank was heavily Involved Jn
real estate to: the. extent of about
$500,000. '• ■ . . .•;..- .
There were small runs on the Chelsea
Savings and Co-operative Provident
banks, today.
FOREST FIRES RAGING - •
IN TUOLUMNE COUNTY
ny.. Associated Press.
SONORA, Cal., Aug. 17.— Two im
mense forest fires are raging in tho
foothills sevon miles from' Columbia.
Tuolumne county. Mines, ranches and
cattle are reported to have been de
stroyed.
; An army of men from surrounding
towns hna gone to fight. the flames.
The property loss is about $250,000
already. The fighters are making no
progress." . '.
The .fire was caused by an attempt
to burn a right of way.
Mexicans Must Return
Rv AfroiMiili'f! I'tws.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17.— Acting At
torney General Charles H. Robb today
rendered un opinion to the effect that
Mexican laborers . could not be Im
ported into -Texas under- contracts to
work on railroads in that state and on
Other public construction work and that
tho men heretofore bo admitted must be
returned to Mexico. . ..< . ,
Find Zachary Guilty
By Asnocluied Press.
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 17.— 1n record
time this morning the Jury In the caso
of Clarence B. Zachary, 'manager of 411-3
Butte Creek Land,' Livestock and Lum
ber company, found the. defendant
grullty of perjury committed In connec
tion with the final proof of Chas. A.
Watson homestead In Wheeler county.
Tho Jury deliberated less than fifteen
minuter.
Bryan Accepted as Leader
BOSTON, Auk. 17.— Resolutions "ac
cepting" William Jennings Bryan as
the national leader of the Democratic
party and as its: candidate 'for the
presidency In 1908, were unanimously
adopted at a meeting of the Democratic
state committee held here today to
make arrangements for . the | annual
state convention here October 4.
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VALPARAISO IS
DESTROYED BY
EARTHQUAKE
Buildings Fall to the Grouifd With a Crash
and Hundreds of People Are Entombed.
Fire Breaks Out In Numerous Places
and Flames Are Seen Many Miles at Sea
Thousands Kneel and Pray to be Saved While Still
Other Thousands. Are -Fleeing From the City;
. Scenes of the Recent Terrible Catastrophe at
San Francisco Are Now Being Enacted in South
. America— Tunnels Filled With Debris and All
.Railroads Are Put Out of Commission.
By Associated Press. * . . , ;,• ,
NEW' YORK, Aug. 18.— The Herald today prints the follow
ing: ;., '; ;.; ' " \ . ; v ■■^ \: ■
VALPARAISO, Chile, Friday, via Galveston, .Tex.— Without
the slightest tremor of warning an earthquake visited this city at
8 o'clock I last night, bringing instant death to hundreds of persons
and leaving many hundreds more imprisoned in the ruins.
' Fire started immediately after the first shock and every branch
of. the city's service was paralyzed. .' . .
Panic and consternation indescribable followed and those who
escaped death and injury became frenzied with fear and could ren
der little assistance tdthe victims. •
f ..; The buisenss section of ,th.ecity is almost ■ entirely destroyed
and fires are still raging. >- - . -•'.■ ? •'.'*' r ';',
-" ' j-.;i We ! are ' suff enng ,hert^ a •: repetition of the- horrors> of, San , Fran*
cisco."' ■■•:'>•;. i^'-i'i '■• ■ ■;. ■ '*■'"' ' ■ ■■'.' .'.' "/-y !■'■';' :•■ ■'»•-.• r ? •••••". ■\,\s<vi't
: As night comes on the- city. is everywhere aglow with unob
structed fires and clouds iof choking smoke and vapor settle into
the streets and houses, where throngs of homeless ones are wander
ing, crazed by the awful calamity. ' •" ■■,
It is almost impossible to ascertain how wide an area of coun
try the visitation has laid waste. •
Nothing has been heard from Santiago, the capital city of Chile,
and it is feared that the fate of that city is as bad or worse than that
... ,<— >« ■ ■ ■ -,-■'■■ ■ - "■ ■
of Valparaiso. „ v. ■ •
Telegraph . communication is cut off in every direction and
everyone here is too much depressed by the calamity at home to
seek information of other places. , ' »
No trains have arrived in the city or left it since the first shock
came, as all of the railroad tunnels are filled and miles of track on
the surface are twisted and rendered useless.
It is only known from general acounts that death and destruc
tion are on all sides. ... V •
. There were two distinct and terrific shocks, the second one
following almost instantly after the first and completing the work
of destruction.
The day had been usually calm and* pleasant. '
At 8 o'clock the whole city seemed suddenly to swing backward
and forward, and there came a jolt of such mighty force that rows
of buildings toppled to the earth as if made of brittle plaster.
Whole rows of buildings went down in a few seconds.
Soon after the second shock had subsided it became known that
the business part of the town was doomed.
From the Bella Vista section little was heard, but before mid
night fires were seen burning there and it was learned that that sec
tion of the city also was doomed.
The city stands upon a -formation of granite gneiss, which
seemed to accentuate the forces of the shock. ,
Before the stunned people were given time. to realize the mag
nitude of the calamity, arid in the city was shaken with a violence
greater than before.
The earth in places lifted and pitched the buildings forward.
In other places there was a terrible tremor that shook every
structure to the ground. ; /
This shock continued longer than the first.
When it had subsided fires were blazing up and thousands of
terrified persons were, praying and panic swept the city.
Many land slides have occurred around the city and scores
of lives have been lost. <
/ At present . it is impossible to state the ' number of dead in the
entire city, but it is believed there are several hundreds, many of
whom are still in the ruins.
It has laid waste the best part of the business portion of the
city and 'has doubtless put Chile back many years in the scale of
civilization. ,
_, The. captain of the German vessel Yran, which arrived today
at Coquimbo stated that when twenty miles at sea he could see
the flames raging at Valparaiso.
■ Many . inhabitants are terrified with fear of other shocks and
the work of rescuing the bodies is proceeding very slowly.;
The Bella Vista district referred to is on the , hills behind the
city, and apparently 'suffered the same fate that overtook Nob Hill
in San Francisco. ; *> ■V'.-Mtfc^'V - ■■* -- WB&fiMBMM
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STACKPOLE WEEPS
DURING ARGUMENT
COUNSEL'S REFERENCES T0 (
SCAFFOLD UNNERVE HIM
Women P«er Into, Murder Defend
ant's Pace and Tear Dresses '■■'■
; In Scramble to See the
Prisoner '
<J> TO TRY MR*. ICHR< X
♦ ■-? ' 'j.-:-: :■ —-■ •■".'■".;-.. ■]>
<J> irnnfflolnllr It' was' stated | last <$•
<fj nlKht, thnt the .district | attorner** <S>
<•> ofllpe ha'«l decided to proceed nUh <J)
the trial of JWm. Scbeck (■■ Boon as <3>
<?> poHlble. „-,-,' ; • . , , ■ t^
<^ It la undentood ' that ■ life < Im-'<?>
$> prlaonment will be" nuked for.
• With tears coursing down hla'cheeks .
and his • body • convulsed '! with 'sobs/
Ernest O. Stackpole.on trial In depart- }
ment one of ; the , superior '"court" for ,the \
murder ; of . Joel j Scheck, ■' broko . down*
last night during ■ a special : session 'of %
court ' and wept for several ".minuets ,
while , his \ attorney, 1 Fred Thompson, J
was delivering the final oration to the
Jury.ln behalf of .the accused man. , I
The emotion' shown by' Stackpole was *>.
timely, and; fitted an well with the re
marks of , his ; attorney. ■' - "' "
Since the very first of the trial Stack
pole has been -a veritable man of Iron,'
showing little: lnterest 1 In the' case" and 1
little or ;, no sympathy J for ';. himself,';
which 'la a rare trait • In criminals. '■' :1 1
■While i - Aurellla •'. Scheck ;" told >■ the I
hideous details ■of ■ the . miirder' of j her 'i
husband .and pointed Stackpole out as/
the perpetrator of the deed; ) Stackpole ?
sat.by. with a sneer on his 'lip arid his;
cold, ! gray ' eyes snapping ■' spitefully at j
the.wltness agalnst.him. , ". . :
Breakdown Surprises .
All the way through", the 'case he
acted more like an interested spectator
than ■ the accused, and . so }when .'. he*
broke down last night It was more than!
even his „ intimate, . friends ' ; had . : sus- , '
pected and in a. flash the . sympathy of :
that • audience began j to : turn and there j '
was 'a look of pity- on the faces of thaj
women j> as ; they; gazed -^with morbid '
curiosity^ at. the 'prisoner. •-...;,••'' ;,.■;..; „-
; -.Many, of 4 them-, leaned •»' far', over i tha r '
railing and attempted to peer: in Stack-/
pole's j face |as '.though ; : they j desired : to s
actually,. coiu»t:.tho:numb<*r, of- tears'
shed by.'h4m.;-..W<: v.. s *"' ■ ."'- "' ;':,:-■•
J .But ,, Stackpolo-^whether " or*, not the "
sobbing was sincere— was , close on' the E
verge of .1 nervous f breakdown : and ' r ha ';
didn't^ care i who knew; 1L ■• -:■'.,.■
; Attorney Thompson had been talking l
of hanging in general and: of the pro- ;
posed hanging of , Stackpole, y: as ; con- '
templated by the prosecution, in par
ticular. . . With great • care . for ' detail ;
Thompson ■ had begun ito ; work on < tha ■
feelings • and sympathies rof ■ the 1 jury.
He I was fairly ,v making ■■• the • ; ' Jurors *
writhe with the horror of a hanging. :.
■ -Paints Scaffold' Picture -'.'
"Think- of this 'young *. man, 1 ! , said*
Thompson In a passionate voice, as ha
leaned ; far "■ over « toward ; the ; jurymen. \
"Think .of- this young . man being sent 1
to the scaffold by you.- ; . ■ .-,.,.;•.•:
■ "He will; betaken out^ of . that peni- "i
ten tiary cell In the north.- Straight to
the jail yard he will be taken and along ■
the pathway to the edge of the scaf
fold. The beam. will hang. above: Hint';
like the hand of death. - •„-. - ••' v ,i .;* v'
"It will' be his last moment. Hia
hands will 'be tried behind, him and he
will . be I marched jup j those . steps, the I
last steps he wiU ever take. Then his.'
knees will be strapped ' together and he f
will be told to utter, the \ last .words he
will ever, utter .on 'this ;.. earth, -j Tho I
black cap .will be. put over . hin face
and tied and ha will ba stood on the
trap. - . Then the noose . will be , placed B
about his neck and, the, trap will be
sprung." ..».,, .. . ' . . ■■..„...- ... - , ':;;'"-'.-.) -".i--'
• Whether or . not the ) people in the ■
court room .would have . been • riven . a 1
chance ■ of hearing an 1 imitation of the '
gurgling sound >. generally • emanating v
from the throat of a hanged person -
during the 'death throes will never bo
known, for at the moment .of .spring
ing the trap the attorney happened to
Continued on page x-rto.
THE DiFS NEWS
FORECAST
Southern California: Cloudy Sat.
urday morning; fair during the
day; light southwest winds. Max.
Imum temperature In. Los Angeles'
yesterday, 80 degrees; . minimum, ,
63 degrees..
I—Boom1 — Boom In Pacific stocks.
2—lsland2 — Island trade Increased.
3 — McLachlan to be named.
4 — Editorial.
6 — City new*. .
6— Sports.
7— Southern California news.
.' B— -Markets.',, v ..',-.:., , :■' ,;■:,;•
9— Classified advertisements.
10— Warring for coast trade.
'„•)''.•--■ - : . EASTERN V*Vvf-? . „'',
' Fifty men' entombed alive at Cllnchport,
Virtrlnls.. • •" )■•■•■•■-» ' •......;
Reports received In New Tork from Val
paraiso indicate that the tlrst details of •
earthquake were exa»Kerated.
Chelsea, Mas«.; closes its doors, \ f?
COAST
Two forest fires reported raging in Tuo
liimn*. county. , .., -•"•••.■-'' ti
Hunters flnd what appears to b« a bot
tomless opening" in Mount St. John, »wp
posed to. hay* bten, raused by earlli
quake. . ? .I'fcjf >>Ml»)|il ' n _['i|iin'H
Ban Franclaco 'banks report money
plentiful and the clearing* larger than ft
year aio. . ,
LOCAL
Houghton's colleagues on owl ear com- <
roittee urge action. .. -
I Mi-1-Hclilan will be renomina ted for con
gresa today. l>k H> lll U'HGlPM|
. I^os Angeles county has high record of
convictions in criminal caaca.

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