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Forty-Six Pages
IN BIX PARTS
VOL. XXXIII, NO. 323. PRICE: J D *'kr%. c ."h '" I 65 , CENTS
VERDICT
NOT YET
REACHED
StaclcpoleJury Locked
Up for the Night
Debating Case
Deliberated Until 10
o'clock and Will
Resume Today
Foreman Kean. and Colleagues Hold
Fate of Alleged Slayer of Joel
Scheck In Their Hands— Hun.
, dreds Hear Argument
After fnlllng to reach n deeliilon after
eight hours .of «on«ullatlon ycnf errtny
tbe Jury In the cane of Krncat Stnckpolc,
charged vrltb the murder of Joel Scheck,
was locked np for the night nod this
morning vt til nramc a dlncu««lon of the
cane.
It In hoped that a verdict trill lie
reached during the day.
When the Stackpole case. waß re
sumed In department one of the su
perior court yesterday there were prob
ably three' hundred men and women
present to : hear the much heralded
speech of Attorney Edward L. Fleming,
representing the prosecution, who ■was
to close the case for It. „
And they were not disappointed, for
at 9 o'clock the prisoner,, looking a
, trifle pale but | very composed, was
ushered Into the court room.
Prisoner Watches Jurors.
-''■ Stackpole's defense had been closed,
most probably forever, and he sat
quietly at the attorney's table, but
never for a moment did his cool, gray
eyes leave the faces of the. Jurymen,
who were soon to juggle with his life.
| Attorney Fleming began promptly at
9:15 o'qlock. ■ ' .
• His address dwelt chiefly with the
facts and . the cold, hard evidence of
the case, and as an argument of law
was one of the best ever made in the
local courts, being a fitting finish to
the brilliant work of the attorney in
preparing and' handling; the Stackpole
case out of an almost chaotic condi
tion. ■ .;
-. Step. by step lemlng reviewed the
evidence while Stackpole glowered at
hlm-land curses flowed. freely upon the
devoted head .of the •; perspiring .' anS
/earnest attorney. : ' "• ■■'■■„
Scores Mrs. Scheck
' Mrs. Scheck was scored by the prose
- cutlng' attorney. He remarked that she
represented the' lowest type of degen
eracy found in her sex and character
ized her actions in assisting in the
murder of her husband as the actions
of a beast. ■ „ -■■■■ :■* ' • "
• He further stated— giving an insight
for the flrs; time as to the woman's
' fate— that Mrs. Scheck would be prose
cuted and that the district' attorney's
office would not be backward •in pro
ceeding ajjajnst her.
'The chief point dwelt upon by the
defense was the fact that Scheck
might have committed suicide with his
revolver and that his wife, to collect
. the life Insurance/ had concocted the
He and hid the revolver where it was
later found by the detectives.
. I Jurors Examine Pistol
m refutation of that statement At
torney. Fleming passed over Scheck's
revolver for Inspection. The Juryman all
I examined It as though unfamiliar with
the use of weapons until it was handed
to. Worth Kean, the last of the jury
men. , . : . .'
Kean Is an old Kentuckian, over six
feet high and an expert on guns, hav
ing spent many years of his life in
Arizona and the- southwest. He picked
up the tiny cheap revolver with a grin,
• carefully looked it over while the otlfrr
Jurymen watched him and waited for
' expert opinion, j Kean looked down the
barrel of the revolver and then handed
it back. \ ' .. '.: ;•■; . .' • ~ . . :
. "That gun has never been fired," was
his only remark, but it had Its effect.
At eight minutes before the noon
hour the instructions had been read
to the Jurymen and fhey were turned
over to Deputy. Sheriff Tom Btrohra..
:A few. moments later It "was an
nounced from the jury room that
Worth Kean had been selected as fore
man, i ' ■•' ■ '.
The Jury . was then taken to lunch
and did not return until 2 o'clock. But
the spectators were there waiting for
the end of the hideous trial. Many of
them received a . shock a few moments
after- 8. o'clock when a knock was
heard,' but . the Jurymen only wanted
! ice water.
Phones His Wife
A second' knock was registered an
hour later, but It was only a signifi
cant message to be telephoned, a
•juror's wife to the effect . that he
would . not be home during the night.
The jury was taken to supper at 6
o'clock and retired an hour later. Pi
-At that time Judge James announced
that if the jurors did not reach a ver
dict at 10 o'clock he would lock them
in the jury room till morning, when
they could again take up<the discus
sion. • ■ ... • . . .
To the , man waiting, that blow over
in, the county jail the afternoon must
have . been a . terrible one, but even
those in the court room (failed to find
much enjoyment In It. - I
LYNX.EYED 18 THE GUARD
Deputy Herrington. Ready for Any
Move by Stackpole
Now that the trial of Ernest G.
Stackpole has come to a close probably
the. most' rolleved man of all who had
anything to do with the case Is Deputy
Sheriff Ira Herrlng,ton, upon whom fell
the .entire guardianship . <)f m the man
through all the long, weary days of the
trial. ;.••■;. ■. ' . . ,
Herrington *la ' one of. the oldest of
ficers In , the county's service and Is
probably the most efficient In the handi
ling of desperate men. •■.;. ■:
. For '. several; years - Herrington kept
the old county Jail, handling ■ the 1 des
poradous of the southwest whose names
were famous for their dare devil per
-
roulluucd uu imae two.
Los Angeles Herald.
EXPOSURE PROVES FATAL
University of California Student Dies
Following Trip In the High
Slerrss
By AftsnrUtr-ii Press.
BERKELEY, Aug. 18,-Chester M.
Parsons, a student of the University of
California, son of Rev. A. 8. Parsons of
thla city, Is dead as the result of Illness
following exposure In the high Sierras.
With Woodworth Ryder, city elec
trlolnn of Berkeley, Parsons attempteJ
a few weeks ago to walk from the Tose
mite valley to a lumbering camp In
Mono county. '' ■
The young ' men ran short of pro
visions and nearly ttarved to death
during the trip.
Parsons once lay down to die,' but was
urged along by Ryder.
Parsons became mortally 111 when
they reached the lumber camp and was
brought to a hospital In this city, where
he died. He was a rrbust young man
when the party left for the camping
trip, but was brought back almost a
skeleton. '
BOMB THROWING
STILL CONTINUES
Because of Increased Revolutionary
' Movement, the Issuance of a
Proclamation of a State of
Siege Is Imminent
By y\i>Rnrini.?rt Press.
WARSAW, Aug. 18.— Three bombs
were, thrown today at. the governor
general's carriage from a balcony in
a house in Natolinska street.
Two of them, exploded behind the
carriage without damaging it but
breaking all the windows of the neigh
boring houses. > ■ ■■'■'■", ■'
The perpetrators of the outrage es
caped. . ,
' It is announced that" the governor
general sustained a concussion of the
brain. . ■ . , • i
Infantry patrols ' reinforced by artil
lery have been called out and it is
reported . that owing to the increase
in the ■ revolutionary movement the
proclamation of a state of elege Is im
minent. ■ . v ■
MUTINEERS ARE PUT TO DEATH
Seventeen Executed at Reval and
Many Others Sent to Prison
By Associated Press.
" ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 18 Seven
teen of the sailors of the cruiser Pam
yat Azova;. who mutinied August ?,
were executed at Reval to*»TT«- .
: Twelve boys 'werejenten.'W ; ;o hard
labor for periodl^lrynljf from six Ito
ten years, thirteen were drafted to the
discretionary battalions, fifteen were
condemned to. various discretionary
penalties and thirty-four were acquit
ted. • ' • . • ■
Three civilians implicated In the mu
tiny were handed over to the civil au
thorities for trial. ■
Declare Hunger Strike
By Associated Press.
MOSCOW, Aug. 18.— The Constitu
tional Democrats have decided to hold
a congress in St. Petersburg Septem
ber 20. . The inmates of all the pris
ons here have declared a three-days'
hunger strike in retaliation .for the
affair at .the central prison August. 16,
when • troops fired on a number of
political prisoners who had made a
demonstration against the hospital
conditions, killing two and 'wounding
ten men. . , ', . '
Court . Leaves Peterhof
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 18.— The
court removed today from Peterhof.
Emperor Nicholas Is expected ,to visit
Finnish . waters at the end of August.
The minister of marine was at Viborg
today, making contracts for hunting
grounds for the Imperial household.
Ten Condemned to Death
By Annncln ted frees.
CRONSTADT, Aug. 18.— Ten of the
mutineers who have, been on trial here
have been condemned to . death, fif
teen were acquitted and 122 sentenced
to terms of ■■ imprisonment at hard
labor.
Many Leave Russia
By Associated Press
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 18.— The
Immigration from Russia this year
exceeded j a quarter of a million.
WEALTHY CALIFORNIAN
DROWNS IN THE EAST
By Associated Press.
ASBURY PARK, N. J. Aug. 18.—
Howard ■ Bell, .30 years old, taid to
have been a wealthy Californlan, was
drowned while canoeing in the ocean
off Luck Arbor this afternoon. •
The canoe was capsized, and j Bell
ar|d his companions, a young man and
woman, clung to it, the men swim
ming and pushing the- canoe before
them with the young ' woman I hold
ing on. : • ,
Bell became exhausted/ lost his grip
on the bout and went down. '
* He was quickly rescued, and brought
ashore, where doctors worked over him
for some time, but were unable to re
suscitate him. '■ . .'••■•■
THREE INJURED . ,
IN A RUNAWAY
By Associated Press.
SAN DIEGO, Auk. 18.— Early this
evening a swiftly. moving automobile
was the cause of a runaway accident In
which ; George Todd, a deputy In the
custom. house; Mrs. Todd and William
Brklens were severely Injured.
They were riding In a buggy. At the
corner of Fourth and . , Hawthorne
streets the automobile dashed by them
ut a high rate ; of speed, I Bearing the
horse, which bolted,' 1 and all three occu
pants of . the buggy were I thrown out.
Mrs. Todd 'ts - probably * the worst in
jured; her. left ' ear being almost torn
off and her left side severely -bruised, 1
Patients Narrowly Escape
BELFAST, Aug. 18.— A disastrous
tiro occurred here today at the Thorno
convalescent, hospital. -The inmates
were rescued with great difficulty.,
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SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1906.
DIES IN
SURF OF
SHOCK
Five Experts Fail to
Save Drowning Man
at long Beach
Lo< Angeles Victim Is
Caught in Tiderip
and Meets Death
Jonathan Club Employe Is Pulled Into
Life Saver's Boat, but Herolo
Efforts to Save Him Were
. In Vain
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Aug. 18.-H. ;J.
Brenne'n of Los Angeles was, drowned
In the surf this evening about 6
o'clock. ' ".
Caught In an overpowering tlderlp
from which In his weakened condition
he was helpless' to extricate himself,
he met death despite the heroic efforts
of five men to save, him.
, After he was brought ashore In the
life boat at 6 o'clock, Manager Archer
of the bath house, two physicians and
friends worked for nearly two hours.
The spark of life had been snuffed out,
however, and their efforts were in vain.
: Brennen was 26 years old. He was
an employe at the Jonathan club in
Los Angeles and lived at Hotel Wash
ington. His parents, It is said, live
In Massachusetts... . . :
. Brennen came . down from Los An
geles .' today, for an outing -.with three
young friends, Earl Crockroft, James
Busby and Henry Busby. ! This after
noon Brennen and James Busby went
In for a dip In the surf, the others of
the party declining to Join them in the
sport. . ' . '.. . ;
Became Exhausted
From the point where they entered
the water in front of the bath house
the young men gradually drifted west
ward with the setting current . until
nearly as far west as the Blxby hotel,
at the foot of Magnolia avenue.
' Feeling the strength of the I current
and noting that he ..was fast becoming
exhausted,' James Busby started ashore
and called to his? friend, to-: follow.
•When-.- he<*was -• some . distance^ away
from -Brennen, coming, toward ' shore,
Brennen ' called to - Busby, j that he did
not believe he was strong enough to
come In to land. Busby was well nigh,
exhausted and was experiencing diffi
culty In reaching shore. Consequent
ly he" knew it would be futile for him
to attempt to swim out again ? to, his
companion. •■ ' •.:'.. „'.,■••, '■.
Some parties on the beach saw Bren
nen's plight and ran to. the bath house
to summon assistance. , The life saving
crew in the employ of the bath house
company always quit work at 6 o'clock,
and so the men who knew Brennen's
plight called upon others standing near
the life saving station. , ■ .
' W. Everett and R. F. Carter.'both of
Long Beach, ran up -the beach/plunged
IntQ-the water and swam with excellent
speed toward the drowning man. i •
Seizes Man's Hair
When Everett reached Brennen'' the
latter's head was under the surface of
the water and he was very limp: Ev
erett seized him by the hair and at
tempted to .raise his head above the wa
ter, but in vain.- Carter and another
young fellow, Joe McKenzle, also of
this city, who had swam from the tri
pods to Brennen, assisted Everett, but
were unable to bring the unfortunate
young man ashore. Everett and Car
ter, of ■ course, had ,been much fa
tigued by their long and. hard Bwlm.
In the meantime • George Hewston,
who ciuit the life saving crew Thursday
and G. L. Rockwell, another ex-life
guard, had noticed Brennen's plight.
Hewston and Rockwell ■ had been In
the surf and were then standing on the
sands dressed In bathing suits.
With a cry to Rockwell, Hewston,
who has a. splendid record as a guard,
ran to- the life saving station, tore the
lock from the door,' and"-wlth his com
panion's help pulled out the heavy life
boat and slid It Into the water.
It was a hard pull across the heavy
surf and the crowd on the beach yelled
to the men to go faster. But Hewston
and Rockwell were pulling away with a
will and making all the progress possi
ble. :.■ . , ■.• . ! ■■■ ..• ■;•■■
Pulled Into Boat
,. finally they reached the limp form
of Brennen and pulled it into the boat.
..Carter and Everett were also helped
Into the craft and the return Journey
begun.' McKenzle swam ashore. , ..
, Brennen was carried into the emer
gency hospital at the bath house and
Dr. •' Scudder : and Dr. Perce were has
tily summoned. Their work was un
availing, however, although at times
It ■ was thought there^.were chances
that the •, poor fellow would pull
through.
It -was about 7:30 o'clock when the
physicians and . I friends of Brennen
filed from the little room, saying there
was no hope. . : .
This was the first . case of drown
ing that has occurred for three years.
, Manager Archer of; the bath house,
who. has had much 'experience In the
work of resuscitation and life saving,
said tonight that he believed Brennen's
death was due to - shock • and that ' he
thought , he ■ was dead ' , when he was
brought out of the water. Archer said
Brennen's lungs did not appear to con
tain much ' water and that the usual
methods of resuscitation were ineffec
tual'when applied to his case, ' .
, t "Having become- very ex
hausted and also seized with a great
fear," said Archer, "his, heart probably
played out and death came In. this way
rather than from true drowning."
Brennen's body was 'taken to Walker
& Brown's undertaking rooms. .
Red Spider Appears
fly AxiwHntni Pn>M
MARYBVILLE, Cal.. Aug. . 18.— The
red ■ spider has made its appearance
In some prune and • almond orchards)
In Butter county and damage to this
season* crop ' Is , feared.
ENGINEER DOCKWEILER
ATTACKED BY THUGS
Ppeclal to The Herald.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. lg.-J. H.
Dockweller, who was formerly the city
engineer of Los Angeles, lies at his
home In thla city badly bruised as the
result of an attack by three thugs.
t<ate tonlght/Dockweller was held up
within, a hundred yards of his home
on Jackson street.
One of the, bandits pushed ft pistol
Into hla face and ordered "hands up."
Dockweller obeyed promptly.
While the gun holder kept the wea
pon close to his head the other two
searched his pockets. They found but
five dollars.
' Angered at their small reward, the
three deliberately beat their victim in
a most brutal manner, leaving him un
conscious from blows on the head with
a bllly.-
A policeman took him home.
MINISTER MAKES
A GHASTLY FIND
Rev. Stephen Mlllen Discovers Body
of Father.in.Law With Throat
, - Cut and Body Pierced by
Bullets
By. Associated Press
SAN DIEGO, ' Aug. 18.— The dead
body of Matthew Huntley, with throat
cut and bullet wounds In head and
heart, was found at his residence on
Fourteenth street early this evening.
The ghastly discovery- was made by
his daughter's husband, Rev.' Stephen
Millln.
That robbery j was the motive is In
ferred from the fact ■ that Huntley's
watch was missing j and his ' money
gone. . * . •
It la presumed that the crime 'was
committed a. day or two ago. ' Last
Tuesday Rev. Mlllin went to Los-An
geles. It was on his return today that
he found his father-in-law dead. " '■;■■/
j The latter had been seen on Wednes
day, but : not , since then, so far as
known, . ■ •■'. •[ :. •. . ■ • • ■ .
; Mrs. Mlllin has been In a local sani
tarium' for treatment for some time
and the old man had been left alone
in, the housed; : . . ' '. . .
,; , A. ■, peculiar^ feature . of the . affair [is
ttiaj the'.raior with .which the victim's
throat was cut was : found In a*' case
inthebid J robm*where/the murder was
committed. .'. ••■.?'' .„,
: ■ Another singular circumstance was
the discovery In the room of a 22 cali
ber, revolver with one chamber empty.
' One of the wounds ' was made by I a
bullet of that -size. The other wound
was • inflicted- by a missile of larger
caliber, but the'' weapon to which it
belonged has. not .been found..
• The deceased was a Grand Army vet
eran..'". , ■' - . -' •:•■", ■ ■ '
He was highly respected, and is said
to have owned considerable property.
PERJURER SENT TO -
1; .M'NEIL'S ISLAND
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 18.— Coe D.
Barnard, convicted of perjury as a wit
ness'to the final' homestead proof of
Charles A."" Watson, ■ was this morning
sentenced by Judge William H. Hunt
in : the United States circuit - court to
Imprisonment in the . government pen
itentiary on McNeil's Island for two
years and to pay a fine of $2000.
Charles A.. Watson, who was con
victed of | perjury in falsely swearing
to his final homestead proof, -was al
lowed ito go on his I own recognizance,
on the. suggestion of Special Assistant
Attorney Heney, who announced It to
be the policy of the government not
to prosecute individual homesteaders
for past offenses who now told the
truth. . - ' :.
FORMER MINISTER IS
TERMED A TRAITOR
By Associated Press.
. BOGOTA, Columbia,' Aug. 18.—Pres
ident Reyes today issued a decree de
claring Diego Mendoza, ex-minister of
Columbia to the United States, to be
a traitor for having published a let
ter addressed to political friends in
which he Is : alleged to have disclosed
republic secrets. • I
The decree orders Mendoza to pre
sent himself |at Bogota within two
months in order that he' may stand
trial before the high- court, of justice,
falling to do so, his extradition - will
be asked for.
KANAKA FISHERMAN
SENTENCED TO HANG
Uy Associated I'resu.
SACRAMENTO. Aug. 18.— Edward
Manasse. a Kanaka fisherman, was
today sentenced by Judge Hart to be
hanged at the Folsom penitentiary for
the murder of John Cook, also a Kan
aka 'fisherman. • ■ : ■
The tragedy took place In March
last In a house boat on the Sacramento
river. . Manaese had grown Jealous of
Cook, whom he believed was paying
too much ' attention to his* , wife.
October 26 Is the date fixed for the
execution.. . , <■, ■ < •.• . ■ „'. ■'
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TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE
EXPORTE D KILLED BY TEMBLOR
IN CITY OF VALPARAISO ALONE
THOUSANDS KILLED AT VALPARAISO
By Assoclntfd Press.
NEW YOHK, Aug. 18.— Fully 8000 people, according to the laj#»t dis
patches from Santldgo de Chile, lost their lives In the Valparaiso disaster.
Santiago also suffered severely. Thirty persons were killed there and
the property loss Is placed at 12,000,000.
Except for foregoing no estimates of the damage arid casualties by the •
earthquake In Chile had been received at New York up to 11 o'clock tonight
and the above dispatch lacks confirmation.
Panic reigna In both cities. The people are In the grip of fear of further
shocks and are fleeing.
Refugees from Valparaiso are getting into Santiago, forty- two miles
away.' The disturbances have occurred In general and shocks have occurred
In the extreme' north of Chile A number of minor towns have been either,
destroyed or materially damaged.. Valparaiso has been described as "nearly
destroyed," while another message says half that city has become a prey
to the earthquake and the flames. The loss of life and property undoubtedly
was very heavy. •
Telegraph communication has been established with Chile, but no mes
sages have yet been received from Valparaiso. The first shock occurred
Thursday evening about 8 o'clock and was followed by others at Intervals
throughout' the night. Panic prevailed • and the streets were , filled with
hysterical, walling and praying people.
Half the inhabitants of Santiago stayed on the streets «r fled to the coun
try Thursday night. Fires folowed In Santiago, but were quickly extinguished
by a providential downpour.
REVOLUTIONISTS
KILL TWENTY
General Navarro Said to Have At
tacked and Captured Dojabon.
State of Anarchy
; Prevails , ,
oy AsKonlntnd Press.
CAPE HAYTIEN, Aug. 18.— A seri
ous revolution, 'according to advices re
ceived here by courier today, has
broken out In Santo Domingo. Revo
lutionary bands under the command of
General Navarro are said to have land
ed near Riviere and to have attacked
and captured Dajaboa, which was pil
laged and abandoned after twenty per
sons had been killed. •
The revolutionists are now said to he
near Guayabin aid to' be marching on
to Monte Chrlstl. '
.The . arrival ,; of ; General Deschamps
is anxiously awaited by the revolutlon
! lsts.;. It is understood that~he ; win as
sume, command of the forces ' and op
erate against. the government in favor
of former President Jlmlnez. . :• : ■
-, A; state of anarchy, prevails ; In the
mountainous . . part of , Santo . Domingo.
All 'commerce with the interior has
been stopped and traffic in the north
ern districts has been prohibited.. ' r ■
MUSt EXPLAIN WHERE
THE MILIONS WENT
By Associated Press,
NEW YORK, Aug. IB.r-Complalnts In
suits' lnvolving an accounting of sums
aggregating' several : million ' ■ dollars
were served by the Mutual Life insur
ance company upon three of its former
trustees, Robert Olyphant, James (^
Holden and Charles E. Miller, who con
stituted the expenditure committee of
the McCurdy administration. ,'.,. ',
A ■ further action has . begun against
the estate of the late Jacob Hobart Her
rlck. Mr.', Olyphant's predecessor as
chairman " of the expenditures commit
tee. The suit is directed against the
executors of the estate, Mrs. Herrlck,
widow of the- dead trustee. ■ Efforts to
serve the complaint have been unsuc
cssful.
•The complainants ask the courts to
compel the former trustees • to- account
to the company for all the moneys re
ceived by them and for all expenditures
and disbursements made or permitted
to be made by them.
SUSPECT IS NOT
PAUL 0. STENSLAND
By A«"oclated Press.
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 18.— A
stranger who was suspected of being
Paul O. Stensland the fugitive presi
dent of the failed Milwaukee , Avenue
State bank of Chicago, and who was
detained several , hours at Midway ,' B.
C, has been permitted to go his way.
The constable at Midway tonight
stated that the man and- the young
woman who accompanied him did not
correspond to descriptions sent out by
the Chicago police, of Stensland and
the young i woman who is supposed to
have accompanied him. ■ ■ ■
The provincial officers decided that a
mistake had been made.
AUTOMOBILISTS ARE
INSTANTLY KILLED
By Associated Press.'
ASBURY PARK, N. J.. Aug. 18.—
Three automoblllsts were killed and
another fatally Injured at Allaire
Crossing on the Pennsylvania railroad
near here today, when an express train
crashed 'Into thß automobile of J.
George Laffargue, ,' a piano ■ manufac
turer of New. York. Mr. Laftargue,
his wife and Mrs. Charleß Lurch were
Instantly killed. ' '
Mr. Lurch, the only other occupant
of the car, - was unconscious when
picked up and Is In > a precarious con
dition.-'
Root's Car Stoned
By Awioclnt«l Hret» ,
; NEW YORK, Auk. 18.— A cable dis
patch to a morning paper from Buenos
Ayres says; While Mr. Boot and a
party wer« returning Thursday from
the Chascomus ranch strikers stoned
the train, breaking, three windows In
Mr. Root's car and wounding the min
ister of agriculture In the neck. Sev
eral ■ others of . the party > were slightly
Injured. The police are making an In
vestigation, i
PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS
HOUGHTON MAY
BE SHELVED SOON
Procrastination of Chairman of the
Special Committee Keeps Coun. „
ell and Public Waiting for v
AII.NIght Service
There is turmoil among the members
of the special owl car committee of the
council. Kern and Healy are impatient
at Houghton's delay in acting' oh the
owl cars, and Houghton feels Indignant
because they are indignant.' ■'.-," ■'
■The , free,, expressions of Kern, and
Healy on Houghton's dilatory attitude
were reported to ■ Houghton | yesterday
mornln g. ; .He had nothing [to say j for
himself— no 'explanation to make as to
why he, had not kept "his .promises to
his constituents 'and '■■ to J the 'members
of the city council to endeavor, to have
owl care running within thirty days,
but l he had unkind' things to say, of
Kern andHealy.\ -. .
."When Kern and Healy. went to see
Billy Dunn and I followed them soon
after: l found the door locked," said he.
"They were in secret J session with
Dunn. . and when th j ctoor was opened
to my fervent knock they were let out
a side door and I was told I had missed
them." - : ; ■«•'■■.; .• ■ ' ■■■■.• •;•.....•.■.
Houghton's Vacillation
There , are many among Houghton's
associates who say they are willing to
swear that Dock was . not near .the
Huntington building: on that eventful
Saturday morning when . Dunn told
Kern and Healy he would look into the
question of supplying j a late car ser
vice and let them know his decision as
soon as he could. 1 That was. two
weeks ago. ■ ...,-. ..,.. : . . „ ; .
I Both Kern and Healy believe thaj:
Dunn is ready to report, but they can
not interest Houghton enough to have
him call a meeting of the committee
and go . to Dunn's office to learn what
has been done. „:,'. >.
But Houghton has apparently lost all
Interest In owl cars.
| In doing this It Is charged that be Is
proving untrue to . the city council
which elected him chairman of the com
mittee ,to Investigate , the question and
to. his .own constituents of the Sixth
ward, who, according to Houghton's
own statement, have appointed him a
committee ; of >, one,,- through 'six, im
provement organizations, to secure owl
cars. .- : .. - ■■...,■■.; , ..
Time Is Fleeting
; He was appointed ! chairman of the
special committee of the council largely
through his representations that he
was deeply interested in the movement
for an all-night street car service, that
he had made a quiet investigation of
his own in the interest of Sixth ward
residents and loudly declared that this
city would have owl cars running over
every principal line In the city Inside
of thirty days. This was about three
weeks ago. , Houghton. has just ten days
in which to make good his statement:
"I'll guarantee that within thirty
days this city will have owl cars on all
Its principal lines. Leave it to me."
Ten days more and Los Angeles will
revel 1 in owl tars or Dock Houghton is
putting up a mighty cheap bluff. He
has ten days In which to make good,
and at his present rate of, action not
much is hoped for from that source.
May Ask a Change
In all probability Councllmen : Kern
and Healy, who are really anxious to
discharge their ; duties 'as members of
the special committee and who would
personally welcome owl cars as a big
step in the progress of the city which
they have . the honor to represent in
the council, will ask that the present
committee be discharged and a new one
appointed by the council with some
person < other than Dock Houghton as
the chairman.
: ■ These . two , members ; of the commit
tee ; feel keenly the position they are
placed in through Houghton's procras
tination. .* ...■'. ...-.' „ v, ■-.■■■
Dally they are confronted with ques
tions on the progress of owl cars;
Everyone Is Interested, and ' Kern and
Healy are compelled to stand the brunt
of . the . criticism from every ' quarter.
But they protest they are not to blame.
They have done ; all ; they . can. ' they
say,' without the to-operatlon , of ' the
chairman' of the committee,'; and •In
visiting Dunn and laying their case be
fore him without Houghton they have
strained a point In parliamentary pro
ceedings. ■ 'V"WMTj**S'fffHffiffiWTO|ffßr*
All that has been done to secure owl
cars has been done by Kern and Healy
and this Is far more than Houghton. on
whom ; rests the responsibility for , the
owl cars, has done. >
Main NewsSectioh
Scores of Smaller
Cities Are in
Latest Report Says Quake
■Was Accompanied
Several Severe Shocks Are Felt Dur
. Ino the Day, Adding to th«
Horror of the Situ- '.',;.:
ation
BUENOS AYRES, Aug. 18.—
A dispatch received here by,, the
Havas agency from ; Santiago v de
Chile says:
"News ; of ; the catastrophe ~at
Valparaiso is ■ beginning to come
inhere.-; - : ; ; y ."• . "•;." - •.';;
"Fugitives who have arrived on
horseback from the stricken city,
describe a condition of horror. It
is believed, however, that the con
dition ; of ; extreme panic ■; has re
sulted in exaggerated statements
of, the occurrence/ . ' •
"Almost all the houses in Val-.
paraiso are said to be down. ' :: '■-'!■
"The' fugitives estimate the;
number of dead'^ and :
there \at \ 10,000: - Entire streets
are buried in ruinsi.V •: ',*
' ; : "Fires which ■ broke out .■ im-'
mediately ; after ; the 4 earthquake ■
added to the terror. 1 ' Sixty^thou-^
sand people have takenrefuge on
the hills surrounding the walls "of
theicity;;' -;• ■;■ ."';','; '■" '„ ; ; ' .. -;. '■
"Lack of water prevents the ef
forts to extinguish the flames. ,
; "It >is reported"-that:the].-buildr
ings of the : arsenal,' ; naval (school'
and navy department have fallen,
as well as the: customs house, the
Hotel .Royal, the/offices of \thei
Mer. curio and the .houses of (Ross'
and Edwards. - ;
■•-■ "The bank of *; Chile and ; the
bank of Tarapacy .'Argentina also
are in ruins." '' ' v \ • ; ''• '
By Apsncißtofl Presa." • . ■ • .
: GALVESTON. Tex., Aug. - 18.—Val
paraiso ' has ' been wrecked by earth
quake and fl, re, and the few buildings
that ' escaped serious damage fey the
quakes have either been burned or are
THE DAIS NEWS
FORECAST
Southern California: Cloudy on
Sunday, with thunder showers in
mountain*; brisksouth wirtd. Max.
imum temperature in Los Angeles
yesterday, 81 degrees; minimum,
62 degrees.
■ ■•■ ■;■ ; ' , PART "l ,,
— Thousands killed in earthquake.
2 — Houghton may , be. shelved.
3 — Admits slapping and tells why. •,
— No provision for abattoir. ';.;.?
5 — Plans for consolidation. . ■
6.7 — Sports.
PART II
2— Society.
A — Editorial.
5— City news.
6 — Dramatic news.
8.9— Market*.
PART III
1.2— Real estate news. .
3— Southern California news.
5.6.7 — Classified advertisements.
PART IV
Magazine section.
; Children's P %5 T v "
Children's magazine.
PART VI
Colored comic supplement.
LOCAL
Salt works controversy settled.
- 1 More mall . carriers allowed. »-vwZ8Ws>
D J. Desmond weds San Francisco
belle.
Doo Houghton may bo • shelved ■ as ; ;
chairman of owl car committee.' .• ;v-.-v-\'
a Sim kpole Jury 1«, locked up for; the. , :
night.-- «*«^-*'*^W^*»v««W"w*«l**ittH
Commissioners report on consolida
tion of city and county made public. ;>
H. " J. ,■. Brennan , drowned' at Long \;,
Beach. t»wVN(rflMI!a(P<'"tfi<>*M«iU| ■ •>',
. Cafe Kerkow waiter lined.
Dr. 'Burner explains battery : case. •.. ■.-.
' Steam .schooner unloaded at West
Long Beach under guard.
V EASTERN .,,.
■ Trustees of i Mutual Life Insurance
company face suits involving millions.
' Fifty Syrians : smuggled Into ■ ■ the ..■
United States by way of Mexico will bo
deported If found. "■ - *■-.'..
Man suspected of . being- v Banker
Stensland of ChtcaKo proves innocence E
to office ri who shadowed him.
COAST
Earthquare In Chile said to. have
caused tho death of 10,000 people in
Valparaiso alone. ■ •■;-•'■
Ban Dteco ■■ man • found- dead . - with r,
throat cut and oody pierced by bullets.
Kanaka nsherman found > yuilty of;
murder affiucramenlo and seuten to -
be hanged.
Perjurer i lo( D. Barnard. convio««d sit; ,
Portland, must wear prison stripes two
years and pay l&rg' nne. - ,

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