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vol.' xxxiv. ' NUMBER 357 , MYSTERY IN MAN'S DEATH C.C.FORD DESERTED BY STRANG'z COMPANION KNOCKOUT DROPB HINTED AT BY AUTHORITJES Whlttier Man, Thought to Be a Santa Fe Engineer, Left to His Fate in Rooming House JMyeturloua circumstances surrounding the death of C. C. Ford of 523 South Bright street, Whlttler, said to be an engineer on the Santa Fe, who was found In the house conducted by Mrs. Ida Craft, 828% North Main street, yesterday after noon, are keeping the police active. According to the physicians at the re-* celving hospital, where the man died, there are indications of opium polaon, but, they claim, it is probable he died of a lesion of the brain. The doctors cay th* man'a heart was affected from an Incurable disease, and it is probable some of the degenerated tUsues from his- heart touched his brain. In the meantime the detectives are -y lng to find a tall redheaded man, known by the name of "Curley," who took the victim to the lodging house, but left hastily a few minutes later. According to Ida Craft two men ap peared at her door about 2:30 yesterday afternoon. Both were under the infiuencu of liquor, and the redheaded man was supporting his companion. "I've got a friend here who Is an en gineer on the Santa Fu and lives in San Bernardino," said the tall man. '/He is drunk and I want to get him sobered up co he can catch the 4 o'clock train. I will stay with him until he gets up." The men were thown to a room, but a few minutes later the landlady met the tall man going toward the door. "What is your name?" she asked. "I think I know you." "My Name Is Curley" . "My name Is Curley and I live In San Bernarulno," eald the many and started back toward the room wHere his- com panion lay. A few minutes later Mabel Wllllame, who rooms In the house, met Curley again going toward the door. "Where are you going?" she askHd. "You said you were going to stay with your friend." "Not by a long shot," replied Curley, "you don't mix me up In this mess. " He threw open the door and ran down tin- street. Becoming alarmed the women went to the room, where they found the second man lying, fully dressed, on the bed. To all outward appearances he was dead. Fearing he had been murdered the women summoned the police and called in a physician. Upon examination it was found that ho still llTed. but was slowly dying. He was hastened to thu receiving hospital, where Dr. Garrett attended him. About 7 o'clock he died, without having regained consciousness. Not a scrap of paper and no money or Jewelry were^found In his pockets, despite the fact that he was dressed in a well made suit of clothing. This led tha police to believe he had been given knockout drops by some person who wished to rob him. Whether this Is a fact will not be known until after the coroner's Inquest. The patrolmen throughout the city were instructed to look out for the man who gave the name Oi Curley. ford was ( a bout 35 years of age, TREE AGAIN USED AS GALLOWS FOR NEGRO Alabama Black Hanged In the Place Where Two Others Met Death at Hands of Mob of White Men By Associated %reaa. PRITCHARD STATION, Ala., Sept. 2. — Mose Dossel, a negro, was lynched here todajt for an attempted assault upon Mrs. J. Breeder, a white woman. Dossel was hanged to the same tree from which two negroes, Jim Robin son and Will Thompson were lynched almost exactly one year ago for as sault upon two amall white girls. Dossel's alleged assault was com mitted last night. Mrs. Breeder iden tified him as her assailant and he was then spirited away by two deputy sheriffs for safe keeping-. While they were passing through some woods masked and armed men sprang out on all Bides, commanding the deputies to give up the prisoner. No protest was made. Dossel confessed the crime and was immediately hanged. One shot was fired to hasten his death. Tho lynching of Thompson and Robinson last year was very similar, both being en route to Mobile for safe keeping. In their cuse the cunning of the offi cers guaring them saved their lives for nearly twenty-four hours against at tempts of several mobs. MAJOR STANTON'S YOUjNG WIFE GRANTED DIVORCE Child Bride of Goldfleld Man Secures Decree on General Ground of I Cruelty — Financial Set tlement Made 13/ Associated Preia. GOLDFIELD, Nev., Sept. 22.— Blanche Stanton, the 16-year-old bride of Major Planton, was granted a divorce by Judge Langd^n last night on the general ground of cruelty. The defendant was not present but was represented in court by an attorney. No alimony was asked, a financial settlement having been reached before the case came up for trial. Longworth Not Out for Mayor By Associated Fresa. KEOKUK, lowa, Sept. 22.— Congressman and Mrs Nicholas Longworth arrived here today from their Hawaiian trip. 'Mr. Longworth, who has been mentioned .is a possible Republican candidato for mayor In Cinclnantl, today In an inter view said he would not under any con sideration accept the nomination. Los Angeles Herald. WEDDING GUESTS WAIT; GIRL' WEDS OTHER MAN Maryland Belle Undecided as to Which She Loves Best and Alicws Both of Them to Secure Mar. riage Licenses WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 22.— Mist Delia Patchett, a belle of Cordova, ?id., could rot make up her mind whether of her suitors she loved best Louie P'.ugge or William E. Tarbutton, both wealtny young farmer* of Talbot county, Md. She said "y« j" to Louis Plugge and -he. trlumphantlj happy, went to Eaeton and got a marriage license. Then he sent a friend, mounted on a gayly caparisoned horse, through the county to ask all his acquaintances to hia wedding at the Plugge homestead. This was his undoing, for the news came to Tarbutton's ears. Undismayed, Tar button drove to riaston and got a mar riage license. Then he hastened to Miss Delia's home. , "Oh, Will!" cried that wavering youpg woman, delightedly. "I'm to glad to eea you, for now I know I love you best." She drove off with Tarbutton. While 100 guests were waiting for the bride at Plugge's home she was being married to Tarbutton. FOUR HURT IN CAR ACCIDENT HOLLYWOOD ELECTRIC STRIKES WORK TRAIN ¦.' .'¦ ' ¦"¦ :. ' . .-. ¦; :¦.-.¦¦. v ¦.' ;.' ...'. . , ¦, Two Women, 'a- Japanese Boy and a Motorman Are Severely Injured ..';¦; ¦ ; ; When the Collision ,•¦;¦'¦• ".:'¦'. '¦'[¦. : ' Ocucrs • v:, Four persons were severely injured In a rear-end collision at Prospect and Vine streets, Hollywood, at 11:30 o'clock last night, when car 702, outward bound from Los Angeles, ran Into a construction train standing on the track. Motorman Kiostllng of the passenger car did not see the lights on the rear of the work train In time to avert the dls aßter. He reversed the current and ap plied the brakes, but the cars came to gether wjth such force as to hurl him through the glass hood and wreck the front of the car. No great damage was done to the train. The injured, who were taken to the Hollywood hotel and treated by Dr. Wal ter A. Jackson, were: Mrs. A. B. Barrett, Hollywood; face cut and bruised. Mrs. Vera Bean, Hollywood; cut by broken glass, and left leg badly wrenched. Motorman James X lost ting; face and neok badly cut, suffered considerable loss of blood. Japanese boy 1 , name unknown; face cut and severe scalp wound, wrist sprained. All of the injured were able to go to their homes after their wounds had been dressed. . CHASING HAT, TWO YOUNG MEN ARE STRUCK BY CAR Special to The Herald. VENICE, Sept. 22. — Harry Spur geon of 139 West Thirty-fifth street, Los Angeles, and George Freitas of 1920 North street, Los Angeles, were seiously injured this evening as a re sult of running Into a Los Angeles- Paclflc car while chasing Spurgeon's hat, which had blown along the tracks. The men were struck with terrific force and when picked up were dazed and bleeding. Spurgeon sustained a fracture of the leg and numerous body bruises, and liis companion had a long gash on the forehead and a badly sprained leg. They were conveyed to Venice on the car that had injured them and were attended by Dr. J. B. Sands. Spurgeon was taken to the Santa Monica bay hospital for treatment. Frietas, who is a member of the W. O. W., was taken care of, after his wounds had beea dressed, by members of the Woodmen s organization. FINANCIAL OUTLOOK SOMEWHAT BRIGHTER MORE CHEERFUL FEELING PER- VADES THE EAST Decline in Copper Stocks Met by Cur. - tallment of Output, and Level of Stability May Be Reached Soon By Asaoclated Preaa. NEW YORK, Sept. 22.— A more cheerful feeling over the financial outlook has emerged through the clouds which re mained over the prospect as revealed in the movement of the stock market. These clouds were for the most part over the metal securities. The price of copper has made a further decline and plans for radical curtailment of output have been officially announced by the great producers. The demand for the metal at the reduced price has not yet been emphatic but hopes are ex- pressed that level of stability in the trade is near and that with the output with held it will develop and the market right Itself. Fears that a similar experience awaited the Iron and steel trade have grown less acute and points of difference in the con ditions In the two trades have been recog nized such as the less degree of inflation which has occurred In the iron trade. A feature of the money market, how ever, is the unusually large offerings of mercantile paper and the continued high rates. This Is the reflection of the sus tained activity In general trade as re ported to the mercantile agencies from various parts of the country. The fact Is revealed by the latest report of the national banks to the comptroller of the currency. It Is characterized by much drastic liquidation in the stock market. Meantime there has been an increase In cash holdings of the shorter period of over J10,000,000 by the banks. Government operations have conduced to the easier conditions at present, the treasury utare ment showing a growth In cash. MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1907 MOTHER SAVES BABE FROM A FIERY DEATH Heroic Woman Drags Herself from Bed with Two.Days.Old Infant , in Her Arm? — Bhe May Die NEW YORK. Sept. 22.— T0 save her 2-day-old baby from a fire that started last night in her apartmente, Mrs. Thomas Tormey of 426 West Fifty-sixth street arose from a sick bed and, with her child clasped to her botom, fought her way through choking clouds of smoko and hallways- filled with flame to the street, where she fell fainting. She may die from her exertions. The fllre was started by one of Mrs. Tormey's stepchildren, who upset a lamp. Neighbors rushed in and tried to stamp out the blaze, but in a few minutes the entire apartment was aflame and the building was threatened. The cry of "fire" caused a panic among the twenty families in the building. In the mad scramble to escape Mrs. Tormey was forgotten. The mother had been so 11 that she could not leave her bed when the first alarm of fire was given, but when she found herself a.one with her baby she summoned all her strength, got out of bed and crept to the hall. Down two flights of stairs the mother dragged herself with the baby in her arms. When she reached the street she became uneonsclous. PRISONERS LOCK UP GUARDS AND ESCAPE Two Inmates of Chicago Jail Over- power Attendants, Climb Through Window and Get Away By Associated Freas. CHICAGO, Sept. 22.-After locking a jail guard and a trusty in a cell two prisoners climbed through a window of the county jail here this afternoon and escaped In plain view of a number \>f persons who were passing in the street. A third prisoner, after having started to descend from the window, climbed back and returned to his cell when the alarm was given. Within a few minutes the police were on the trail of the Jail breakers, but their capture was not reported up ti/ a late hour tonight. TWO MEN KILLED IN FIERCE RACE RIOTS White Man Shot Dead by Negro* In Indian Territory — Innocent Black Slain While Running Away By Associated Press. HARTSHORNE, I. T., Sept. 22.— 1n a race riot here last night at a street fair one young white man named Johnson was instantly killed by a negro and a young negro from Tischomlngo, an Innocent by stander, was killed by a white man. The fight lasted for some time and it seemed that the whites were getting tho bost of it, when a negro walked up to young Johnson, placed a revolver at his breast and deliberately shot him through the body. In the excitement a young negro whose home was in Tishomlngo and who had not been taking part in the trouble started to run from the crowd and a white man pulled a revolver and killed him. COAL-LADEN VESSEL IS PREY OF THE SEA Norwegian Steamer Goes Ashore on North Spit at the Entrance to Gray's Har. bor By Associated Press. PORTLAND, Sept. 22.— A special from Hequlam, Wash., says that the Norwe gian steamer Tellus, coal laden, from Nanalmo, B. C, to Portland, went ashore on North Spit at the entrance to Grays Harbor yesterday forenoon. This morn ing she broke in two and will be a total loss. The steamer Is now fast going to pieces. The stranded vessel rested easily up to about midday, when a heavy sea began pounding her. The three mates and the three engineers, who had remained on the wreck, were taken off by a tug which had been standing by. The vessel carried nearly luOO tons of coal, valued at about *20,000. Liner Arlzonan Arrives B» Aaaoclated ITeaa. SAN DIEQO. Sept. 22.— The America- Hawaiian liner Arlzonan arrived today, seven days from Salina Cruz. She -will discharge 1200 tons of freight here and then proceed with the remainder of her caruo to San Francißco. Los Angeles We/comes Tourists BABE'S LIFE CRUSHED OUT HORSE STEPB ON BODY OF CHILD Driver, Given Charge by Father, Hides, Fearing Harm — Abandons Team Near Home of Victim John Musitelle Jr.. the B-year-oia son of John Musitelle, a peddler, residing at 812 Howard street, was ' killed | late yes terday afternoon at the East Main street crossing of . the Santa ! Fe railroad tracks | In v a peculiar accident, ; his <* life being r crushed out by a horse stepping on him after :he_, had ; fallen from 1 a wagon in which' he was riding. ,i ''f. : ' '." > ' There was a suspicion that .the little , fellow had come to his death \by foul j play, but a rigid Investigation by the , police showed that death was accidental, | although ,a ' man who , was , with the lad at the time ran away without reporting ( the case after i he had driven [ the wagon j to within a block of the Musitelle home, j •:•• Early yesterday morning the elder Mu sitelle hitched up his , team and, taking i his little son, went :to San I Fernando •to spend the day at a ¦ jollification held by some of his friends and at the same time to attend to some business matters. :.'.¦ t Late In the afternoon and before he had attended to the business he requested a «an 'of J the n^me •" of Gottltelle to ' drive, the team to Los Angeles and take the bpy home. ;,.. li-«*:1 i-«*:' i.-i '.'- s .J3-J T-;l'<'':jT -;l'<'':j' jr '--?" < - I-:"1 ''- : " ''¦' 7 >-- " When Gottltelle started <, with the team the boy was reclining on the seat of ! the wagon. ¦ Gottltelle paid but little " atten tion '¦ to ' the ! lad s except ¦ to ; notice after a time that he had gone to sleep. ;'/;¦ ,' -¦ . 3He drove • the • wagon along at a¦¦ steady Jog until the tracks of the railroad were reached on East Main street. Jolting over these 'the sleeping lad was . thrown from ':¦ the seat over the front Vof . the wagon and directly beneath the hoofs of one of, the horses. ._ . , • ¦f Gottlte^le attempted to pull up the ani mals, but In backing the horse . stepped directly on the lad. • , ' - ' ;: ':¦':'¦ '' ' .: Picks Lad up , ''¦ • *•.. Frantic with fear _of what; had hap pened and of the I possible | consequences to himself, Gottltelle got down from the wagon • and picked the ; boy ¦up and laid him on the seat of the wagon and, then drove as rapidly as possible to Macy and Howard streets, where he tied the team to a pole and disappeared. '. ¦. > '¦¦•¦.•;• ,'.;¦•": .Later Mrs. > Musltelle walked from , the house to see if her husband and. the team were in sight, and found the wagon where Oottltelle had left It. Going to the wagon she found j the .lad | lying ¦on the wagon seat, as . she ': supposed, , asleep, . and | she picked i the * body up. '. •¦? , ..' i¦" The boy was dead. Her cries of agony and grief soon brought a large crowd to the scene. The case was reported to the police and Detective Tom Rice was detailed to make an Investigation. An effort waa made to find Gottltelle. but the man, who was later seen at Ord and San Fer nando streets, went into hiding, having stated that he was afraid that he would either be locked up by the police or lynched by Musitelle and his friends for not having guarded the boy from acci dent. An examination of the body showed that the boy's left arm was broken and that the horse had stepped on his chest, in flicting internal injuries from which he must have died almost Instantly. John Musitelle, father of the lad, was not Informed of the accident until a late hour, and he had to be restrained from doing himself injury, so frantic was his grief. ACTUAL TRIAL OF FORD IS TO BEGIN TODAY Former Supervisors Whom Attorney for United Railroads 1 Is Accused of Bribing May Be First Witnesses By Auoclated Preaa. BAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22.-A -Jury having been completed the actual taking of testimony in the trial of Tlrey i,. Ford, general counsel of the United Railroads, indicted for bribery of former supervisors in the trolley graft, will b« gin at } o'clock tomorrow before Judgo Lawlor. * The opening address of Heney wIU, it is expected, be Immediately followed by the examination of the former super visors, who are self-confessed bribetakers, although It Is possible that Abe Ruef himself may be the first to testify. FORECAST <3> - •' :¦;:¦. ..-•' ;¦ '• —i,-,'-! .'''.'¦> ' V*, ? <$> *}-. For - Los , Angeles • and ¦ vicinity t .<s>' <§> Partly, cloudy Monday) light weat <S> •>> wind. Maximum „¥ temperature j? In <$> <?> Lou An|rele« ye»terday, 78 degree*) <t> <*> minimum, 55 degrees. ;,-,-..•;/(:;,%¦ <$> TETANUS, IN LAST STAGES, IS ROUTED After a Month's Treatment Patient Is Able to Converse and Physicians Declare She Is Out of Danger NEW YORK, Sept. 22..— Tw0 inject ior.3 of anti-toxin dally since August 22 into the veins of Mrs. Annette Koestlng of m Grove street, Williamsburg, by tho Bur geons in the Williamsburg hospital, have cured her of tetanus after her llfo had been despaired of. Cures of virulent te tanus in advanced stages are rare, and Mrs. Koestlng's recovery is looked upon as a remarkable one by the surgeons. Mrs. Koestlng, who is 24 years old, was cleaning the walls of her home on August 6 when she Injured her hand by means of I a rusty nail. On the following day she fell ill and called In her family physician. Two days later signs of .tetanus were ap- I parent. Her muscles contracted and stif- I fened and her jaws became locked. She : was taken to the Williamsburg hospital. , There Drs. Henderson and Vogt found , she was in the last stages of tetanus. | Anti-toxin was injected, but the wo | man's recovery was slow. She had remark able vitality and gradually a relaxation of the muscles was noticed. A week ago she commenced to Improve more rapidly and uttered some words. On Friday last she had improved so much she was pro nounced out of danger and it is expected I she will be able to leave the hospital for her home in a few days. PREACHER IN CELL ON THEFT CHARGE ANOTHER CLERGYMAN BAYS PRISONER STOLE William A. Crosby of Brooklyn Help- Ing Hand Causes Arrest of Ed ward E. Matthews, a For mer Colleague NEW YORK, Sept. 22.— Edward E. Mat thews, 37 years old, who said he was a clergyman and lived in Somers street, Brooklyn, was arrested by the police of Brownsville station last night on a charge of burglary made by the Rev. William A. Crosby of 210 A Hopkinsoh avenue, who says he is the head of the Helping Hand association, which, he says, "does char itable work In a small way." The specific charge against Matthews Is that he entered the chapel of the organ ization at 2010 Fulton street and stole two bonnets, a badge of the society, two col lection plates and an account book, which the Rev. Mr. Crosby said were valued at $3. The alleged burglary occurred Satur day, and when a report of It was made by Mr. Crosby he told the police he sus pected Matthews and gave a description of him. Detective Hoagland made the arrest last night, and as Matthews was unable to obtain ba,ll he was locked up. According to Mr. Crosby the Helping Hand association has been doing little business lately, and the loss of the bon nets and the badge, which were needed by the society's collectors, has practically put a stop to the work. He said Mat thews had formerly been associated with Hope Hall, in Flushing, and that about a year ago he admitted him to membership in his association, but later had to dis pense with his services. All the charges made by Mr. Crosby were denied by the prisoner, who will bo arraigned In the New Jersey avenue police court tomorrow morning. Mr. Crosby's Helping Hand association is not recognized by the other charltabla organizations in Brooklyn. STEAMER RUNS ASHORE; SIX OF CREW DROWNED Vessel Strikes In Lake Superior and Captain and Five of His Men Perish — Eleven Are Rescued By Associated Press. CHICAGO, Sept. 22.— The steamer Alex ander Mlmick went ashore thirteen miles west of White Fish Point, in Lake Super ior last night. Capt. Randall and five of the crew were drowned. Eleven of the crew were saved. • The Mlmick was bound north with coal. It is supposed that the engines broke down and that she drifted ashore during a storm. Man Murdered; Wife Arrested By Aanoclatod Preaa. MIAMI, I. T.; Sept. 22.— At 2 o'clock this morning Fred Nesbltt, a building con tractor, who recently moved here from Clairmore, was shot and instantly killed at his home by two men who aroused him from bed. Mrs. Nesbitt, whose name waa recently brought Into prominence In the Frlck murder trial at Galena, Kas., has been arrested and is being held In the fed eral Jail awaiting the action of the coro ner's Jury, SINGLE COPIES: ?s&:*¦ g^ESRp. GIRL SLAIN; PUT IN TRUNK BODY OF MURDERER'S VICTIM 18 FOUND Young Woman Strangled to Death, Corpse Found in Bay Near Seattle. Letter May Lead to Solution of Mystery By Associated Presa. SEATTLE, Sept. 22.— The body of an unknown girl about 18 years of age was found in a trunk today on the beach at South Alkl, about two and a half miles south of Elliott bay. The girl had evidently been etrangled and had been dead from two to five days. In the trunk was the girl's Clothing and the clothing of a man and two letters, one of which may lead to her identity. This letter was that of a tister to a brother. It was written on a letterhead of "J. B. Covlngton Fuel, Feed and Hauling, St. Paul, Minn.," and was signed "Edith." It bears date of April 11, 1905, and was inclosed in a worn and unaddressed ei velope. It was written to Frank Cov lngton. The other letter had no significance as far aa could be learned. The police have no theory as to the murder, though they are inclined to the belief that the trunk wao thrown into the sound from a boat. It was weighted with rocks, but the murderer did not weight it sufficiently to prevent it from floating. When two men in' a launch discovered the trunk at 8 o'clock thla morning they drew it up on the beach. Lifting tho trunk they saw a woman's head. The police were notified and an examination of the trunk revealed hidden under a lot of clothes the nude body of a girl. A chemise was tied tight around her neck and there was a gag In her mouth. An autopsy revealed no marks of violence except that she had been Etrangled. No motive for the crime was disclosed. The St. Paul police .have been notified to search that city for Covlngton In :he hope of identifying the body. PEACE CONFERENCE CONSIDERED FIASCO OPINION OF EUROPE IS THAT CONGRESS IS FAILURE Nothing Worthy of Note Accomplished and Newspapers Have Ceased to Take Its Deliberations with Seriousness By Asaoctated Press. LONDON, Sept. 22.— T0 call the inter national peace conference to The Hague a fiasco would be merely to repeat the public opinions of the whole of Europe. Its meetings have long since ceased to command attention and the newspapers are giving them less and less space. The cosmopolitan throng which appeared at Wilhelmina's capitol, some in official capacity and others representing society and other fads, has dwindled to a com parative handful of officials. Government circles, however, are try- Ing to find some excuse for the exist ence of the British delegation at The Hague. They summarize the accomplish ments of the conference as follows: The conversion of Germany to the prin ciples of arbitration. The recognition of the rights of neutrals; the Institution of an International prize court. The dis covery by Europe of South American in fluence in International affairs and through South America's initiative the abolishment of forcible collecion of debt, and the humanizing of war in many direc tions. Further, they claim the air has been cleared on other points and say "we know where we stand and where the points of danger lie." THE HAGUE, Sept. 22.— After having been in session over three months and with adjournment probable in the month of December, it is recognized generally and even by the most optimistic in the peace movement thta the second interna tioral peace conference has been and will be at its conclusion barren of results leading to permanent measures of benefit for the peace of the world. MURDERED, BODY IS TERRIBLY MUTILATED By Associated Preaa. NEW YORK, Sept. 22.-Ephtsonto Ar carar proprietor of an east side ladles' shirt factory, was done to death in his fac tory today. His enemy not satisfied with inflicting nineteen stiletto wounds, any one of which might have caused death, mutilated the body In a horrible manner. The only police clue Is two clearly de fined prints of a thumb and a forefinger on the jamb of the factory door. The bookkeeper and the foreman have been detained by the police. Those and other employes may tell of something In the murdered man's life that may show a mo tive. FRENCH ROUT TRIBESMEN GENERAL DRUDE FIERCELY AT. TACKB MOORS CAMPS OF NATIVEB BURNED DURING FIGHT Advices from Morocco City Report Mulai Hafig la Marching Toward Casa Llanca with Force By Aaaoclatad Press. CASA BLANCA, Sept. 22.— Negotiations for the cessation of hostilities having failed, Gen. Drude today resumed the offensive and burned the Moorish camps at Sldl Brahm, south of Casa Blanca, and despoiled the tribesmen, who offered but little resistance. These operations were chiefly notable for a brilliant forced march of the French troops, who covered forty kilometers In side of twelve hours. The expedition, consisting of 2000 Infantry, with a detach ment of cavalry, artillery and native auxiliaries, left the camp before dawn and formed into two hollow squares, one behind the other. In this form they marched some distance under sover of darkness. A heavy morning sea fog came up at daybreak and forced a half hour's halt, during which shots fired by the advance guards gave the alarm to the enemy. The tribesmen came up in number, but a vig orous attack by the first squadron dis persed them. No further stand was made by the enemy during tho march, although scat tered groups of horsemen harassed Ihe French flanks. After the destruction of the camp had been effected, thb tribesmen returned to the attack, a troop of cavalry repelling a spirited attack of the Moorish horse men. The French then abandoned their defensive formation and the column re turned to Casa Blanca. Their losses were one killed and ten wounded. TANGIER, Sept. 22.— Latest advices from Morocco City report that Mulai Tang is marching toward Casa Blanca with the object of trying to induce the Chaculas tribesmen to join him In an attack on Sultan Abdel Aziz at Rabat. DISCUSS MOTIVE FOR SENDING FLEET CRUISE OF BATTLEBHIPB CAUSES MUCH TALK One Reason for Decision to Dispatch Squadron May Be Found in Report of Captain W. > . A. Judson By Associated Preaa. WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.— After all the guessing and speculation Is over as to the motives which impelled the presi dent and a majority of the naval gen eral board to order the battleship fleet to the Pacific, the consensus of opinion among officials here is what several causes contributed to bring about that decision. A new factor, which army circles be lieve may have been one of the most important in influencing this action Is found in a paragraph in a report by Captain William A. Judson, corps of en gineers, one of the military observers with the Russian army in Manchuria during the last war. The report has Just been published by the general staff and doubtless Its contents were known to the president. In his report Captain Judson says: "It Is interesting also to reflect upon what would have occurred if at the out break of the war the Russian fleet in the far east had been limited to a few protected cruisers, all battleships being retained In home waters. It is quite evi dent that in such a case that by the summer of 1905 a fleet might have been dispatched to the theater of operations with sufficient strength to crush the Jap anese beyond question of doubt Indeed, it cannot be believed that the Japanese would have precipitated a war If the Russian army and navy had been scat tered to their liking. This is, to be sure, a naval question, but strategy is much the same on land and on the sea, and one is forced to wonder why we main tain several battleships on the Asiatic station." THREE NEAR DEATH BY DROWNING IN BAY Members of Rowing and Swimming Club Have Narrow Escape When Monster White Cap Over- turns Their Boat By Associated Preas. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22.— Their skift overturned by a monster whitecap that came rolling in through the Golden Gate, throe men today drifted about in vhe waters of the bay for nearly half an hour before their efforts to atract at tention to their plight w< -e successful. Then a member of a local rowing olub set out In a larger boat and took them all back to land and safety. They gave names to an employe of the Merchants' exchange, stationed at Melgs' wharf, as Patrick Flynn, Timothy O'Brien and Oscar Sarony, and, according to the story they told him, they are members of the Dolphin Rowing and Swimming club at Black point, near where tho accident occurred. Killed in Saloon Fight By Associated Pirn..' i ¦'¦ - •. , ' . '..; "... SPOKANE,'. Wash., Sept. 22.— A special : from Wallace, Idaho, 1 ? says ? that W. F. Cramer fell dead on the floor of a saloon In Osburn this morning-, ; a j charge of j lead; from a I shotgun entering his . open mouth, the > slayer, Cap*. A. P. Horton, i proving . quicker in the use of firearms ! than Cra mer, who was reaching for his pistol. Professor of Chemistry Dead By Associated Press. MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Sept. 22.— Prof. Wilbur O. Atwater, head of Ihe depart ment of chemistry at the Wegleyan uni versity and noted for his experiments with the calorimeter, died tonight after an Ill ness of two year*.