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SM\i PRICE: 50 CENTS g.«3SBg LOCAL BREWERS DECLARE STRIKE FOR HIGHER PAY Five Hundred Men Cease Work Following Refusal of Compa nies to Grant a Raise WALKOUT IS MOST ORDERLY Manufacturers Will Attempt to Resume This Morning Under Open Shop System BETWEEN 450 and r>oo men are out or employment as a result of the Mtowery workers' strike, declared at X o'clock yesterday afternoon, follow ing the refusal of the local brewers' assoi iation to grant a w-ige increase demanded by the bottlers and drivers, and to grant the brewers ■ six-hour day on Saiurdays with lull pay. The loss in wages to the men concerned will be between $ip,ooo and $18,000 a week. This morning the Maier, Los Angeles, Baft Side and Mathic iirewerleo, all of which ueTc unionised up to 1 o'clock yesterday, will attempt to resume bus iness under the open shop plan. This morning, also, union employes of local agencies which bottle goods in this city, though the beers are brewed else where, will find themselves locked out. There is only one exception to this statement. The local agency of the Anheuser-BuCch company has signed the contract proposed by the union and Will continue with its old force intact. Joseph Proebstle, financial secretary Of the International union, United Brewery Workmen of America, arrived In Los Angeles yesterday and at once assumed charge of the local situation. The walkout followed closely upon his arrival, that action, however, being taken with the sanction of the Central Labor council of Los Angeles, which was represented at yesterday's confer ence by YV. A. Kngle, president, and U W. Uutler, secretary. WANT IXCKKASB OF SO CENTS A DAY The demands of the men, refused by t.ic brewer*, were-tor an increase of 60 cents a day for drivers; a six-hour day on Saturdays for brewers, with pay for full time; and an increase for bottlers of $2 a week. Bottlers are now paid $17 or $18 weekly, "class A" recelveing the. former wage and "class B" the latter. Tii. > ask !'>r $19 and $20. The walkout was accomplished in orderly manner and with little appear ance of feeling cither on the part of the men or their employers. The union lilt mi duty enough stablemen to care for the horses; all engineers and Bre men needed to keep the refrigerating plants in operation, and a sufficient number of brewers to finish the brew already baiun, These men remained at work, however, with the understanding that they would walk out immediately as noon as any attempt is made to con tinue business with non-union labor. This attempt, the brewers say, will come this mornig. The surprising feature of the strike is the fact that both sides to the con troversy agree in their statements re garding all important maters at issue between them. There Is no dispute in volving the (acts, and personal rancor apparently has not yet developed. Both sides kept the contract made between them some months ago in good faith, and yesterday's walkout was merely the result of their failure to agree upon terms for a new contract to take the place of the one which expired May 15. The brewers, for their part, offered to renew the terms of this previous con tract for a period of three years. This offer the men refused, and when their counter-proposition was rejected they Joseph Proebstle said last night that he had come to Los Angeles from a business trip down the coast during which breweries In Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Fresno had signed, contracts granting substantial ad vances lo their employes, advances eaual to those asked here, and In some instances greater than the scale pro posed for 1..0S Angeles. SAYS INC ASK NOT WARRANTED At his meeting with the local brew ers' association yesterday, Mr. Proebstle made a similar statement, to which the Los Angeles brewers replied that wages here are considerably higher than they are in the east for the same class of work and that local business conditions do not warrant an increase at this time. Speaking for the brewers, William Kraemer, man ager of the Los Angeles brewery, and secretary of the association, declared that Sari Francisco is a "union ridden" city, and added that the breweries there are unable to help themselves, even though the terms wrested from them by their employes arc unjust. ;;■■.■ 't- The. men complain that they have tried several times in the past to se cure a conference with their employers but that they were always referred— until last night, after the strike had been declared— Mr. Kraemer, from whom they could get no satisfaction. The employers complain that the men have turned over the management of their affairs to an outsider, who has no interest in them and who should be allowed no voice in the matter. The unions directly concerned in the strike, outside of the brewery workers, are the machinists", engineers', fire men's and coopers' internationals. One outside - brewery, that of the Union Brewing company at Anaheim, Is a member of the local association and will be involved in the strike. At Labor Temple last night it was reported that one ' local brewery had made deliveries of beer yesterday after noon. employing Japanese . drivers. When - Mr. Kraemer's attention was called to this ho said no deliveries had been made after strike by any firm which Is a member of the association. He added, however, that In Home in stances customers hud sent drays or express wagons to the breweries for supplies and had secured them. -Whether one or more of the drivers so employed were Japanese he did not know. ' CUTS DYNAMITE; KILLED BiOl.MNi ill a.m. Wash.. \iav 19.—An drew Orees. aged 88, a rancher living on Orc-as island, was instantly killed this afternoon when he attempted to cufr a stick of dynamite in two with a oocket knife. LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY I'ORIQCANT l/o» Anjrelei anil vicinity Fair Friday; overrun!. In morning light south wind. Maximum temperature yesterday 86 degrees; minimum temperature 53 degree). LOS ANGELES State league of B*u!ldlng and Loan As- Hoclatlons to hold annual convention In this city today. ' . PAGE 11 Councilman says that "gifts" made by property owners to Hollywood Water company wore obtained by holdup. PAGE 10 Local brewers' men declare strike for higher wage*. PAGE 1 Mrs. A. I* Hamilton of Pasadena Is elected president of California Con gress of Mothers. PAGE 5 Pollen batter down door In Chinatown raid. PAGE 3 Three Good Government meetings' to be held tonight. Many new clubs being CottatC, PAGE 8 Freed from Jail, John Laplque flues pro secutors for $60,000. PAGE 8 Retired army officer found dead on kitchen floor. Autopsy Indicates he died of natural causes. PAGE 8 Fire commission commends former Act- Ing Chief Todd for work In depart ment. PAGE 8 Seven nurses graduate from Pacific, hos pital training school. PAGE 5 Case of actor charged with embezzlement will today go to Jury for decision. PAGE 16 City gas rate to stay at 80 cents, de cides board. AGE 9 Dr. W. Le Moyne Wills' suit against sis ter for half of $1,000,000 estate goes to trial. PAGE 9 Good government to be slogan of Los Angeles Democrats In coming campaign, says Chairman Norton. PAGE 9 Episcopal church to change Its name. ,-, PAGE 16 Refrigeration barred as a rate argu ment. PAGE 4 Esteem, not senate (eat, Is Garland's am bition. ' ■' PAGE 4 Dr. Hale of the Mount Wilson observa tory believes earth has not passed through tall of Halley's comet. PAGE 1 Benefit card party to be given at Friday Morning club tomorrow afternoon Ho help George Junior Republic. ■ PAGE 4 Maud Allan to take Nadlne Parker abroad. PAGE 4 Theaters. PAGE 5 Society, clubs, music. PAGE 5 Sports. PAGE 6 Markets and financial. PAGE 7 Jfews of the courts. PAGE 8 Municipal affairs. PAGE 8 Mines and oil fields. PAGE 11 Editorial, letter box. PAGE 12 About hotel corridors. PAGE 13 City brevities. PAGE 13 Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14 Classified advertising. PAGES 14-11 Building permits. PAGE 11 Clubs. PAGE 6 Citrus fruit report. PAGB 5 Shipping. PAGE 11 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Hurry i Geehegan may be elected presi dent of Pasadena board of trade. PAGE 14 Big Industrial parade Is feature of San Bernardino's centennial celebration. PAGE 8 Mrs. Skelly declared husband responsible for her death, say witnesses In trial at Santa Ana. PAGE 14 Plan for municipal tracks at Long Beach . favored by Joseph Call. PAGE 14 Story told by detective revives rumors of opium smuggling In Santa Monica bay. , PAGE 9 COAST Bridge builders race with nature In Alaska to complete bridge and win bonus. PAGE 3 San Rafael jury acquits Harry P. Flan nery, former president of San Francisco police commission, who was charged with larceny. PAG 13 3 Gasoline steamer J. Marhoffer burns at sea; one of crew dies. PAGE 1 EASTERN Secretary Glenn of Illinois Manufac turers association grilled for four hours by grand Jury. PAGE 1 Business men declare for International union and world-wide peace. PAGE 2 Assistant U. S. Attorney General Lawler questions veracity of Glavis. PAGE 2 Shoots two persons to protect contraband ammunition. PAGE 16 Balllnger prosecution seeks investigation of how Senator Piles, the secretary's "friend from home," was ; elected to seat. PAGE 9 Market "sold out;" no stock sales. PAGE 1 FOREIGN Uncle San lands 160 bluejackets at Blueflelds to protect American Inter ests In Nicaragua. PAGE 1 Nine crowned heads of Europe In Lon don to attend funeral of King Edward are guests of King George at palace dinner. PAGE 1 MINING AND OIL Oil production of San Joaquln valley fields exceeds first estimate. PAGE 11 Twenty properties at Gopdsprings, New, show large bodies of commercial ore. PAGE 11 MEN TIRED OF PEERING THROUGH HATS AT CHURCH N. Y. Male Parishioners Protest Against Big Head Gear NEW YORK, May 19.—Eighty malo parishioners in a Brooklyn Episcopal church have organized in a fight against the wearing of the immense luits recently affected by women at Sunday services. They have prepared a letter, printed copies of which have been circulated through the congrega tion and mailed to most of the of fending women. The letter says, in part: "We men are tired of peering through women's headgear In the hope of being able to catch an occasional glimpse of what is going on In the chancel. We are tired of'straining our ears amidst thickets of millinery In the effort to hear what the preacher is saying. Un less a reform comes soon, a large num ber of men will withdraw from the church and refuse to contribute to its support." THEATER OWNERS AND MANAGERS"WANT HARMONY NEW YORK, May IS.—The theater owners and producing managers will strive for closer harmony at a meet ing of tlie officers of the National Association of Theatrical Producing Managers and the National Theater Ownen association tomorrow night. An effort will be made to <'llmlnate the booking agent -""l report a work ins agreement to cover all points at Iwue Bach side will submit Its con stitution and by-laws to the other. , FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 20. 1910 SHIP BURNS AT SEA AS 19 TAKE TO BOAT; ONE LIFE IS LOST Survivors Enduring Privations as They Wait the Arrival of Rescuing Party STEAMER DRIVEN ON A REEF Captain Runs as Far Toward the Shore as Possible Before Deserting Craft [Associated Press] NEWPORT, Ore, May lit.—The ar rival here today of George Hass toff, chief engineer of the gas oline steamer J. Marhoffer, en route from San Francisco, May 14, for Port land Ore., brought the news that the Marhoffer was burned at sea late yes terday opposite a point about twenty miles north of Yaq,uima Bay. The master, G. Peterson, his wife and the crew, escaped in the vessel's boats and succeeded In effecting a landing. The ship's cook, however, died after leaving the vessel from In juries and exposure. According to Hasstoff, the fire start ed in the engine room about 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. It is believed, from gasoline which escaped from a leaky pipe. Hasstoff, who was on watch at the time, had gone on deck for a moment, and when he started to descend into the engine room ho discovered the Interior a mass of flames. Hasstoff ran to Captain Gus Peterson, who, realiz ing that tlio tanks were likely to ex plode at any moment, headed his craft for shore, a little over a mile distant. The Marhoffer made the distance without a mishap to her engines, and ran onto a sloping reef about a half mile off the mouth of Fogarty creek. The Marhoffer's two boats, which had been made ready, were launched. First Mate H. Johnson and Mrs. Peterson, the master's wife, and eight of the crew, left in the first one. WAVE OVERTURNS BOAT The second boat, containing Captain Peterson and the remaining, eight of the crew, was fouled by a breaker as It was leaving the Marhoffer's side and overturned throwing all the occupants Into the water. The mate's boat, how ever, stood by and rescued all of them. All but the cook was uninjured. He had been struck while struggling in the water and so severely hurt that he <lied during the night. The flames broke out on the upper works of the Marhoifer, almost before the boat got clear of the steamer, and fifteen minutes later the vessel was a mass of flames. The steamer contin ued to burn well Into the night and this morning it was seen that the fire had only been extinguished when the vessel had been burned to the water's edge. The shipwrecked party effected a landing at the mouth of Fogarty creek and finding a deserted hut near by all but three of them spent the night under this shelter, without fire or food and drenched to the skin. The remaining three, who composed a rescue party, headed by Hasstoff, set out for Newport to secure assis tance, but In thoir exhausted condi tion were able only to reach Cape Foulweather lighthouse by daybreak today. From there the news of the disaster was telephoned to Newport and wagons were at once sent to bring the other members of the party to this place. 'LORD DOUGLAS,' 7-YEAR MUMMY, IS CLAIMED Embalming Fluid Preserves For ger in His Evening Clothes ASHEVILLE, N. C, May 19.—After standing unclaimed for seven years in the embalming solution, arrayed in full evening dress with silk hat and cane, the mummified body of Sidney Laseelle, alias "Lord Douglas," alias "Lord Beresford," alias "Charles G. Asquith," is tonight on its way to Washington consigned to Dr. McPher son Chrypton, presumably to be burned in the crematory there. The body was claimed by Mrs. J. T. Summerfleld of Passaic, N. J.. sister in-law of Lascelle's first wife, now living at Baltimore. The "petrified 1 lord" has twice been identified as Sidney Lascelle, noted forger, a swindler and bigamist, whose operations opened in Australia, shifted to England and closed in a cheap lodging house in this city. He was lionized in London under the name of Beresford, posing as a cadet of the powerful English house of that name. RETIRED CAPITALIST KILLS HIMSELF BY INHALING GAS SAN FRANCISCO, May 19.—James Hamilton Morton, the retired fruit grower of Tulare county, and capital ist, who had been living for the last year at 120 Commonwealth, committed suicide Wednesday night at the home of Mrs. Thomas C, Sellier, 1317 Court street, Alameda. His body was found yesterday morning by Julius Hansen, a neighbor, who noticed lights burning In the house after daylight. Hansen was led by the fumes of gas to a bedroom. The door was forced and Morton's dead body found. No explanation for Morton's act is given. SOCIALISTS FOR SUFFRAGE CHICAGO. May 19.—After denying the women delegates the right to have a woman chairman of the meeting, the socialist congress today adopted a res olution Incorporating woman suffrage as a part of the platform of socialism. KOREAN ASSASSIN TO DIE BDOUXa M«y 19.—Yi Chhn Yong, the Korean who stabbed Premier Vi In an attempt at assassination December 22 last, was today sentenced to death. KING GEORGE HOST TO NINE MOB AT PALACE DINNER Crowned Heads Gather for Fun eral of King Edward at Windsor Today 400,000 PEOPLE SEE COFFIN Roosevelt and Emperor of Ger many Meet; Talk an Hour in Kaiser's Apartments 'Associated Press} LONDON, May 19.—Nine crowned heads of Europe and several heirs to the thrones sat down in Buck ingham palace tonight to a dinner which King George gave to all his eminent guests assembled in London for the funeral of King Edward to morrow. London today filled rapidly with peo ple from the provinces and with for eigners. The whole line of the funeral route from early morning until late at night has been a surging mass of people viewing the final preparations and purchasing seats. The stand bus iness, however, has been greatly over done and seats for which $25 or $50 were asked a few days ago are now being hawked at from $5 to $10. Emperor William of Germany was met this morning by King George and later had an affecting meeting with the Queen Mother Alexandra. The em peror then, accompanied by King George, proceeded to Westminster hall and paid a tribute to the memory of Edward VII. For a few moments while the em peror and king knelt beside the coffin the thousands who were waiting in line to file past the catafalque were held in check, though those within Westminster hall were permitted to re main. Upon rising to their feet the two monarchs clasped hands as they stood with bowed heads beside the body of King Enward. It was a striking scene and greatly moved all those who witnessed it. Thirty thousand soldiers from Alder shot and other military stations are camping in the parks tonight. The weather is hot and thunderstorms are not improbable. Many thousands of people will pass the night in the streets to secure points of vantage from which to view the cortege. The lying-in-state closed at 1 o clock. It Is estimated that 400.000 persons passed through Westminster hall. King George, with King Ferdinand of Bul garia paid a final visit at a late hdtir. ROYAL TRAIN HUH TRIAL TRIP A trial trip was made today by the royal train, which will carry the body | tomorrow from London to Windsor. The royal salon has been upholstered in purple and white silk. A catafalque has been erected in the center and in this train will travel King George and Queen Mary, the Queen Mother Alex andra, eight other sovereigns and the near relatives. Special trains will convey the high officials, the foreign representatives and special envoys to Windsor. The little town of Windsor has as sumed a purple hue. From the station at the foot of Castle hill, where the body of King Edward will arrive, to the sovereigns' entrance to the castle, everything, even the churches, is cov ered with mourning pall of royal purple. Throughout the day hundreds of peo ple came to Windsor from London and surrounding districts, and a continued stream of motors and carriages poured through the castle gates, carrying floral memorials to the dead king. The clois ters of the chapel already are filled with flowers, and scores of extra racks have been erected on which to place others. On the lawns there is another great mass of flowers, little bunches of daisies or buttercups from the village children lying side by side with great wreaths of orchids and roses sent by state officials and the governments of the world. -. ■■': , Prominent among those from societies is the offering of the American society —the shield of the United Sttaes in flowers. The royal wreaths are of the simplest character. Among the callers at Buckingham palace today were Col. Roosevelt, the king of Denmark, the king of Greece, Prince Henry of Prussia and the lord chief justice of England. Col. Roose velt inscribed his name in the book of King Manuel of Portugal and of King Albert of Belgium. As he was leaving the palace he met the German emperor, who took him to his apartments for an hour's talk. The former president was one of the guests of King George's state dinner. With Henry White, the special delegate from the United States, he will appear in the funeral procession. According to the duke of Norfolk, master of ceremo nies, the representative of the United States will wear evening dress, black vest and studs, and white tie. -v^; STEAMER GOES ASHORE; CARGO WORTH $1,000,000 BOSTON, May 19.—Word was re ceived tonight that the Boston-bound steamer Gymerlc with a cargo of East Indian merchandise valued at more than $1,000,000 is ashore near Colombo, Coylon. The Gymeric is of 4000 tons and nailed from Calcutta April 28. TUG STILL FAST ON ROCKS HOUGHTON, Mieh., May 19.—The government tug Circle is still fast on the rocks off Eagle Harbor, lying in about five feet of water. The boat is* thought to be safe unless a heavy sea arises. Captain George Hanks and crew went to the relief of the tug last night with a sand sucker to lighter the tug and return her to Houghton for repairs. GUARD PUT AROUND JAIL AUBURN, Cal., May li>.—With the death this afternoon of J. M. Chateau at Rosevlllo, where he was shot May 10 by Michael beabey, feeling against I,in hoy has become so Intense here that an attempt at lynching Is feared, and the county Jail, where he is con fined, la being kept under heavy guard. Nicaraguan Cities Which Uncle Sam's Bluejackets Will Protect #5 j: ; I !■ 1.1.4- : ■'■' '' ■ / ' ■■■* g!j^^f!JgT^3^^3cgE^M^lJtTrfe4. ' 4|fl*^l GRILLED 4 HOURS IN LOBBY GASES Secretary Glenn of Illinois Manu facturers' Association Be fore the Grand Jury [Associated Press] SPRINGFIELD, 111.. May 19.—For over four hours today John M. Glenn, secretary of the Illinois Manufacturers' association, was before the Sangamon county grand jury Investigating alleged legislative corruption. The association has been mentioned in connection with efforts to defeat factory legislation. It Is said during the hearing the Illinois Steel company and the Iroquois Steel company were named in connection with the giant by the state of valuable lands in South Chicago. Both of these companies are members of the manufacturers' association. Under the terms of the grant, so it is claimed, the Illinois Steel company and the Iroquois Steel company were to be given land in South Chicago said to be worth $3,000,000 for $200,000. The appearance of Mr. Glenn before the grand jury is indirectly the result of charges made by Prof. Graham Tay lor of Chicago that the Illinois Manu facturers' association had used undue influence to kill bills the association opposed. When Glenn appeared before the grand jury he brought with him checks and vouchers, as ordered by State' 3 Attorney Burke. He said the associa tion had a membership of 1200, that the annual assessment is $40, and that a special assesment has never been made. Among the bills which the Illinois Manufacturers' association opposed were the employers' liability bills, for the crafting of which a commission lat er was appointed under a bill passed. Other bills which failed to pass and which the association opposed were the bill repealing the conspiracy law, the fellow servant liability bill and some of the pure food bills. The inquiry is said to have thrown some light on the other phases of the "jackpot" feature of the investigation. HYDE ASKS NEW TRIAL; PREJUDICE IS CHARGED Judge Latshaw Is Accused of Im proper Acts KAN "8 CITY, May 19.—Attorneys for Dr B C. Hyde today filed a mo tion for a new trial for their client. Arguments on the motion will be heard by Judge Latshaw, June 4. The attorneys set forth the follow ing allegations: That Judge Latshaw showed pre judice against the defendant and that ho acted improperly toward Dr. Hyde s counsel. , . That evidence other than that touch ing directly on the death of Col. Thomas H. Swope should not have been admitted into the record. That the jurors were moved to con vict the hysician more by passion and prejudice than reflection on the testl- That the court should have forced the state to give to the defen.se the let ters passing between the prosecution and its scientists. 'That incompetent evidence was ad mitted and competent evidence was barred. _^_^ GOES AFTER LAHM CUP ST. LOUIS, May Ifc—Cftpt. H. B. Honeywell of the Aero club of St. Louie left here at 5:20 this evening in the balloon Centennial in an attempt to win the Lahn cup. \V. B\ Asniann of St. Louis accompanied him. Cnpt. Honey well said he hoped to land somewhere in New England. 72,000 MINERS TO STAY IDLE FBORXA, 111.. M"v 1!)- T"« *7«.000 miners in Illinois will remain Idle for an indefinite period following the dis agreement tonight or the special com mittees of mlnere and operator*, by which all negotiation! wore declared oft. crvfT XT' YIPI K'WS • DAir.r «c. on TRAINS He. \JXM.jVJ V-AJJL .1 JZiO . .si.NOAYSc. ON TRAINS lOn, AMERICAN SAILORS LAND IN NICARAGUA Madriz' Warship Disappears When Uncle Sam Won't Al low Bombardment (Special to The Herald) BLUEFIELDS, May 19.—One hun dred and sixty bluejackets were landed here today from the United States gun boats Paducah and Dubuque to protect American interests in Blueflelds and Greytown and to prevent fighting with in the city limits between the soldiers of the insurgent General Estrada and the forces of President Madriz, which threaten the two towns. The American forces took several field guns and rapid fire guns ashore with them, and are prepared to enforce Commander Gil iikt'k ultimatum, served on General Irkis yesterday, in which a bombard ment of BlueHelds and fighting within the limits of the town were prohibited. As a result of Commander Gilmer's notice the steamer Venus, sent by Pres ident Madriz to bombard Blueflelds, has disappeared from the harbor and her destination is unknown. General Irias left on the vessel, and the indica tions are that for the time being the attacks planned by the Madriz gov ernment on Bluefields and Greytown have been abandoned. General Estrada is still here and says that he will continue his struggle against Madriz. His forces, however, have dwindled, and but for the protec tion afforded by the American warships would probably be forced to surrender. OPENED COFFIN REVEALS DEEP DEATH MYSTERY Suspicious Pastor Discovers the Dead Girl Is in Ballet Costume (Special to The Herald) WAT.'EKA, 111., May 19.—A rigid In vestigation will be made of the myste rious burial in Prairie Dell cemetery, a lonely spot eight miles east of here, of a beautiful girl, apparently about 20 years of age, clad in brilliant ballctt costume and decked with costly gems. The death certificate read that she had died in a hospital at Youngstown, 0.. two weeks ago. The body came to Iroquois in a costly casket, accompanied by a woman giv ing her name as Mrs. Ellen Nichols, who said the body was that of her daughter, Miss Delvina Nichols. The body remained in the Methodist church over night. The Rev. Mr. Crumbacher, who was secured to read the burial service, was not satisfied with the death certificate and had the casket opened. Then came the discovery that the girl was clothed in a ballet costume. After the funeral Mrs. Nichols took the first train for her home in Houston, Tex. LOAD INSIDE AND OUT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ARREST Police Marvel at Carrying Ability of Intoxicated Man Carrying a quarter Larrel of boor m a sack on his back, and no one would say how much inside, a man Riving the name of K. iMncolt wai arrested last night at First and Central a\o nue by Patrolman Fitzgerald as he was manfully struggling to carry home his "load." How he staggered along under the load was regarded aa wonderful by police officers, hut it must have acted aa a ballast, for when he dropped it at police headquarter! he came near dropping, too. "I take homo somethings for the morning," was his only comment as he was led to the drunk tank. *^ CENTS COMET FLIPS TAIL OFF EARTH'S ORBIT IN NICK OF TIME Dr. Hale Believes World Will Miss Appendage of Wanderer Entirely NUCLEUS SEEN AFTER SUNSET Apparently Great Streamers c* Light Curved Enough to Avoid Our Sphere . v.'^ . (Special to The Herald) YERKES OBSERVATORY, Williams Bay, Will., May 10. llullcy'N comet has curvature of the tail. Astral scientists at lerkes ob servatory have so diagnosed th« trouble, anil accounted for the failure of the caudal ap pendage to sweep the earth, according to schedule. "The explanation Is simple," said Prof. Edwin 11. Frost tonight. "The comet Is like a comma; it floats on a plane between the earth and the sun. Its tail Is like a column's tall. It Is curved and the end extends toward the earth, but tbe tail approaches us from convex side. We are unable to tell how far or how near the end may he be cause of our position In looking at the curve. It Is like standing at a distance and look ing at the bowside of a crescent on a line with our eyes. "The comet's bead passed the sun's disc according to our calculations. If the tall had been extending straight out it also would have brushed the earth at the same moment. Hut the end is curved back— m don't know how —and that is the rea son for the delay. It may be twenty-four hours or more or less—there is no means of telling. "Between the hours of 12 and 1 today a strange spectre was observed in . the south ern sky a short distance above the horizon. There were curious patches unidentified with anything ever seen here before, and bearing a resemblance to sun dogs. They were quite distinct from sun halo. The whole staff of the observatory watched the phenomena until it disappeared, but no one could make any explanation for its appear ance other than the possible effect of the comet." [Associated Press] MOUNT WILSON OBSERVA- ' TORY, May 19.— George E. Hale, director of the observa tory, Issued a statement tonight In which he said that the latest observa tions of the astronomers did not Indi cate that the earth had passed through the tail of Halley's comet, and that his computations would lead him to believe that this planet would miss contact with the wanderer's appendage en tirely. "We saw the comet at 7:38 this even ing-," said Dr. Hale. "At that time it was one degree above the horizon, and had the appearance of a hazy, nebulous star. The color was reddish, but that would not indicate anything, because it was so near the horizon that surface dusts and slight fog from the ocean would likely explain the color. "We looked carefully for the tail, and thought we saw' a faint indication ex tending upward and away from the sun, but we may have been mistaken. I am not positive we saw the tail at all. --. "I do not know whether the earth passed through the tail today or not. I have seen no indication of it. Obser vations taken today and carefully com puted lead me to believe that we are likely to miss the tail entirely. Cer tainly we will miss it if we do not pass through it tomorrow." LICK OBSERVATORY FINDS NUCLEUS IN PLACE EXPECTED Observers Uncertain Whether Tail Has Been Missed LICK OBSERVATORY, PAN JOSE, May lit. —The earth will not puss een traily through the tail of Halley'a comet, if it passes at all tonight, ac cording to a statement given out by Director W, W. Campbell at 10 o'clock; tonight. Dr. Campbell said: "The nucleus of Halley's comet wan observed this evening in exactly tba predicted place by Astronomer Aitken. It was ween about three-quarters of an hour after sunset. A faint glow visible on the western horizon shortly after the nucleus had set is believed to have been the section of the tail nearest the head projected on the sky. 'No tail projected up on to the sky was visible, and it is therefore uncertain whether the earth and tha comet's tail have yet met. If the earth and the comet are to pass during the night the earth will not pass centrally through the tail and may even paaa entirely to the south of the tail." It is probablo that nothing further will be received during the night as there is no telegraphic communication between San Jose and the mountain and the telephonic connection is un certain after 10 o'clock. YOUNG CHEMIST SCARES MANY COMET WATCHERS Sends Up Powder and Fuse and Causes Explosion in Midair ROSELLR. N. .T., May Midnight comet watchers lure wore thrown lltiO a state of terror as the result of a practical joke played by H. C. Boehn, a young: chemist. Knowing that many persons were on the lookout for strange phenomena ac companying the passage through |the tail of the comet, Boohn, with the alii of a small balloon, a quantity f of sodium, a time fuse and a stick "i' dynamite, contrived an apparatus 1 which rose into the air to a height of (Cuutluued ou !'■(• Two).