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vol. xxxvn. PTCTn?* r'FWTQ by carrier NITMBKIt tSS L ±X±Kjl2J . O\J KjMllVi 113 I'KK MONTH TEXT OF JAPAN'S RUSSIAN TREATY DISSOLVES FEARS Document Made Public Regarded as Harmless Appendage to Former Convention OPEN DOOR POLICY RETAINED Two Nations Combine to Main tain the Status Quo in the Extreme East [Associated Press] WASHINGTON, July 12.—The text of the long-heralded Manchurian conven tion between Japan and Russia, signed July 4 at St. Petersburg, was made public tonight. It Is one of tho short est Important treatlos of modern times, being Just 237 words In length. It fol lows: "Tho Imperial government of Japan and the Imperial government of Russia, sincerely attached to the principles es tablished by the convention concluded between them on the 17th of July, 1907, and desirous to develop the effects of that convention with a view to the consolidation of peace in the extreme east, have agreed to comploto the said arrangement by the following provls- ions: "Article 1. With the object of facili tating communication and developing the commerce of nations, thu two high contracting: parties mutually engage to lend each other their friendly co-opera tion with a view to the amelioration of their respective railway lines In Man churia and the Improvement of the con necting service of tho said railways, and to abstain from all competition prejudicial to the realization of this object. "Article 2. Each of the high con tractnig parties engage to maintain and respect the status quo In Manchuria resulting from the treaties, conventions and other arrangements concluded up to this day between Japan and Russia, or between either of these two powers and China. Copies of the aforesaid ar rangements have been exchanged be tween Japan and Russia. TO RETAIN STATUS QVO "Article 3. In caee that any event arises of a nature to menace the status quo above mentioned, the two high trading parties engage to maintain and enter into communication with each other in order to arrive at an under standing as to the measures they Judge it necessary to take for the mainte nance of said status quo." The convention had been presented to the state department by both the Russian and Japanese ambassadors. The notes of transmission were almost as Interesting as the agreement itself. Baron Rosen, the Russian ambassa dor, stated in his note that he was instructed In making the communica tion to express to the secretary of state the hope that he would find In the convention, which was described as reaffirming Russia's peaceful relation with Japan, as being directed neither against the Interests of China nor any other power, a new pledge of stability and general peace In the far east. Ambassador Uchlda of Japan, In his communication to the secretary of state, said he was Instructed to make similar representations. Just before the state dopartment closed today a dispatch was received from the American embassy at Toklo setting forth more fully the attitude of Japan in drafting the new treaty and seemingly disposing of the rumor that a secret treaty had been signed by the two countries. It was stated that the negotiations that resulted In the signing of the St Petersburg con vention began last November. BCOABOO DISSOLVED Heralded as a direct and poworful blow at the United States, It is under stood that officials of this government regard the convention Itself as little more than a harmless appendage to the convention between Russia- and Japan in 1907. That treaty contained an express recognition of the equal opportunity in the far east, and a promise by the two governments not to Interfere ther» with. It also recognized the lnde pendenco and territorial Integrity of China. Reiteration of loyalty to these prin ciples, taken in connection with the general principle that two powers can not bargain away rights of a third nation, such as the United States claimed European powers were about to do In regard to the Chinese railroad loan, makes the new treaty unobjec tionable, it is understood hore, to either the United States, Great Britain or Germany. It Is known that the British government agrees with the govern ment of the United States that the open door policy Is subsequently In the new treaty, and that the policy must be safeguarded in present and in future .irranKements. No doubt 1b felt here that the German government, which recently has co-operated with the United States In the far east, takes the same view. THOMAS AND BRIDE GO ABROAD FOR HONEYMOON NEW YORK, July 12.—Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hill Thomas sailed > today for Europe today on the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse on their honey moon. ■ .. ■ ..■':■•' ••' ■ . v / Both Mr. Thomas and his bride, the former Mrs. Frank J. Gould, were-evi dently much perturbed by the publicity given the incidents following their mar riage yesterday, when the two little Gould children, - Helen and Dorothy, aged 7 and 5 years, were said to have been transferred from one automobile to another in a ruse to baffle detectives who were attempting to gain possses sion /of them. .■■■■• , Mrs. Thomas said there was, no truth in the reports. "A year ago," she said, "Miss Helen Gould offered to adopt my children, • but I refused, for I am perfectly capable of giving them a good home.' They belong absolutely to .me since Frank Gould married in Paris before I did here." The two children were today at Miss Helen Gould's ; residence In Irvington on-the-Hudson, where they were taken yesterday, ; ■ "~>, - ';, -\ LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORECAST For Loa Angeles and vicinity: Fair Wednesday) overcast 'In morning light south winds. Maximum temperature }•<•" --terday, 78 degrees} minimum temperature, 57 degrees. LOS ANGELES Woman fights sleuth's suit for pay (or services. PAGE 4 Bupcvrlsor McCabe withdraws from "Solid Three." PAGE 4 Council refuses to reconsider phone rates and grants $15,000 to fight suit. PAGE 4 Mayor charges financial Interests with attempt to delay aqueduct work. PAOK 4 Claimants contest for 1400,000 estate of Bartolo Ballerlno. FAGH 8 Woman draws gun to »ye furniture from constable. I'AOB S Dr.' Bchroedor lights to regain daughter. PAQE) 8 Judge Hutton grants decra« of divorce to Mrs. Helen C MoCormlclc. PAQBI 8 Report of health department for year shows 5188 births and 4721 deaths. PAOB 8 Jilted youth kills self In cafeteria. PAOB 9 Woman returns from east raving of ■plrltual affinity. PAOB 9 Homeopaths In convention talk on con tagluUß diseases. PAGE 9 Letter received few days ago from Mrs. Gus B. Hill Indicates that supposedly missing man and his brMe are safe. PAOB 11 Former mall wagon driver seriously injured In fight over sandwich. PAOE) 11 Bicyclist severely hurt when auto hits him: lits wheel, tossed In air, falls into ma ■ hino mid broaka girl's arm. PAOE) 11 Ma). B, A. WlUcox, retired, passes away of tuberculous. PAOB 11 Five hundred orjVhans have Joyful day picnicking at Venice. PAOB 11 Representative of Joseph W. Folk claims 35 state delegation will sup port Missouri man for president. PAOE) 13 Theodore Bell arouses enthusiasm at Barak*. PAOB 13 Supervisors accept bid for construction of Long Beach boulevard. PAOK 16 Less delay In Broadway street car traffic last night than Monday. PAOB 16 Society, clubs, music. PAOB 6 Theaters. • PAGB 6 Mining and oil fields. PAOB ti Building permits. PAOB « Shipping. ' PAOB 6 Citrus fruit report. PAOB 7 Markets and financial. PAOB 7 Newi of the court*. PAOB 8 Munlolpal affairs, PAOB 8 Sports. FAOES 10-11 Editorial and latter box. PAOB 12 Politics. PAGE 13 Personals. PAOB 13 City brevities. PAOB 13 Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAOB 14 Classified adTertlslng. PAGES 14-15 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Three saved from death In breakers «.t Venice. PAOE) 1 Pasadena determined to get Owens liver water. PAOB 14 Building destroyed In Riverside by oil stove explosion. PAOB li Jotham IJtxby decides to add story to Ken neboo hotel. I'AOB 14 COAST Bnglnemen are killed In train wreck at Met*. PAGE) 16 EASTERN Japanese-Russian treaty, heralded as blow at United States, proves merely harm less appendage. PAGE] 1 Ropke'a shortage may be J1.000,000. PAGB 1 Tariff Is denounced In speech at convention of Wisconsin Democrats. PAOB! 1 Roosevelt and Hughes hold secret confer ence. PAOH 2 Police seize three as ringleaders of big riot PAOB 3 New York banking house swindled by order to buy stock sent In cablegram. PAGB % Woman Justice of peaoe at Lake Forest, 111., forces travelers to hear suffrag ette arguments. PAOB 3 CurtU>s hurls mimic bombs from aeroplane. PAGB 3 Last week's weather benefited farmers. PAGB 3 New York state census enumerator pro tests against delay In payment. PAOB 3 New York courts enjoin unions from Interfering with work on cathedral. PAGE 5 Taft makes move to end factional nghts la Alaska. PAOB 11 Plnchot will take stump for Hiram Johnson PAGE 13 FOREIGN Germany not Interested In Nlcaragimn affairs. PAGE 1 Two lives and $1,000,000 -worth of prop erty lost In flruß at Campbellton and RlchardarlUe, N. B. PAOB 1 House of commons passes to third read ing woman's suffrage bill. PAGB 1 Broker bribes Cubans to start "fake" revolution to break local stock mar ket. PAGE 2 Charles 8. Rolls. British aviator, is killed by fall with his biplane. PAOE 3 MINING AND OIL Ruth and Rattan mines near Klngman are reported sold. PAGE 6 Barstow Is believed to contain rich de- posits of petroleum. PAOE 6 Water well driller near Tombstone runs Into stratum of oil sand. PAGE 8 SUBMARINE UNDAMAGED IN GUNBOAT COLLISION Bonita Docks in Good Order, but Castine Is on Beach PROVINCETOWN, Mass., July 12.— With only a bent periscope tube and a twisted railing around her conning tower to show as a result of her col lision yesterday, the submarine tor pedo boat Bonita proceeded to the Charlestown navy yard, leaving the gunboat Castine, which had to be beached to prevent her from sinking after the Bohita came on her in Cape Cod yesterday. The plates along the starboard side of the Castine were opened for a distance as great as the length of the Bonita. The gunboat lies easily on a soft bottom. SCHOONER IN DISTRESS ASTORIA, July 12.—The schooner David Evans, sixty-eight days out from Talara Bay, and bound for Grays Har bor, wai reported yesterday by wire less message from the tank steamer W. S. Porter to be short of provisions and in need of a tug. ten miles south of Tillamook Light. The tug Oneonta left In search of the Evans. WEDNESDAY* MORNING, JULY 13, 1910. GERMANY DENIES OPPOSING U.S. IN CENTRAL AMERICA Officials Denounce Story That the Kaiser Is Backing Madriz in Nicaragua EXPLAIN EMPEROR'S LETTER Declare Empire Has Been Offered No Coaling Station and Will Not Intervene [Assoclated Press] BERLIN, July 12.—Germany has taken no stand In opposition to the United States In the affairs of Central rind South America. Germany has is sued no statement that could be con strued Into antagonism of the Ameri can government in what that govern ment has done, is doings or may do in Nicaragua. This declaration was made at the German foreign office this even ing. Special dispatches received here from Washington and other American cities reported that the German foreign office had Issued a statement today that "Germany refused to recognize any right on the part of the United States to supervise her diplomatic relations with other countries, Central and South American countries in general and Ni caragua in particular." When this report was placed before thn foreign office it was given an em phatic denial. No such statement, an official de clared angrily, had been issued by that department or by any other department of the German government. He affirm ed that no declaration of such a nature could be made because there was no necessity for it, and therefore anything published In such a sense was pure In vention. WIIX NOT rNTEBTENB German government officials are greatly wrought up by the attempts made to have this country appear in a role of antagonism to the United States, when on the contrary .it has been the desire of the government to develop both commercial and diplomatic rela tions with America. The present situation has arisen from the publication of a letter from Em peror William to Dr. Madrlz, president de facto of Nicaragua. In several quarters apparently the significance of this letter has been misjudged, and It became necessary today, in order that no wrong construction might be placed on it, to issue a stp.tement through the foreign office explaining that the letter was merely a formal acknowledgement of a notice received from Madriz of his election to the presidency. This explanation was accompanied by the statement that Germany had no in tention of intervening in any way in Nicaraguan affairs and that the re ported offer by Madriz of a coaling sta tlol to a European power If it would intervene in Nicaragua was not made to Germany. GERMANY UNCONCERNED REGARDING NICARAGUA Emperor William Declares Nation Stands Impartial to Madriz BERLIN, July 12.—The foreign office has given the Associated Press an au thorized statement respecting: the letter of Emperor William to President Mad riz of Nicaragua. Reports have reached Berlin that attempts are being made In America to construe this letter as an Indorsement by the emperor of the Madriz party. The statement follows: "Madrlz gave notice of his election on undertaking the presidency to the emperor In the usual written form. The customary formal reply was pre pared by the foreign office. It was not an autograph letter, but was simply signed by the emperor. The address, 'Great and good friend,' was in accord ance with official courtesy. Any inter vention by. Germany in Nicaraguan affairs neither followed nor Is Intended. Germany neither sought nor designs to seek a coaling station. Rumors of Germany's intention toward the Gala pagos Islands are equally without foun dation, as are all suggestions that the German government has in any wise modified the cultivation of friendly re lations toward the United States." The emperor's letter was dated April 26, and said: "I am Informed by your letter of the 27th of December of last year that your excellency was elected president of the republic by the merited confidence of your fellow citizens and that your ex cellency entered upon your most hon orable duties on the 21st of that month." An expression of the usual diplo matic good wishes and desire for the cultivation of good wishes between the two countries followed. The reported offer by Madrlz of a coaling station to a European power if It would intervene was not made to Germany, the foreign office declared. The Berlin press makes much of at tempts abroad to cast suspicion upon Germany's Latin-American policy. Many journals affirm that an Intrigue Is in progress against German good faith. THINK WILLIAM'S LETTER BUT MATTER OF FORM WASHINGTON, J"uly 12.—The state department from the first has believed thai the communication to Madriz by the German foreign office was purely a matter of form and made without the slightest regard to the existing conditions In Nicaragua, of which Ger many, having relatively Insignificant commercial interests, was hardly ex pected by this government to have in timate knowled Officials of the department are said to be unable to see any basis for the exploitation of this communication by the Madriz faction. COMMONS, 299 TO 190, PASSES VOTES FOR WOMEN BILL Goes to Second Reading in the House with 109 Ma jority ASQUITH OPPOSES MEASURE Chancellor Lloyd-George Wants Proposed Law Changed Be fore He Approves It [Associated Press] LONDON, July 12.—The house of commons, by a vote of 299 to 190, to night passed thf» second reading of the woman's suffrage bill, for which David James Shackleton, labor member from the Cllthrroe division of Lancashire, is the sponsor. The bill provides for granting 1 the parliamentary franchise to women who have property qualifica tions and who already exercise the franchise in municipal elections. The unprecedented large majority of 109 gives an impulse to woman suffrage, but many obstacles must yet be over come before the principle is legalized by the necessary majority of 145. The house subsequently referred the bill to a committee of the whole. This means that the bill will be shelved until next year. BAIFOCR OPPOSED The Interesting debate showed that many leading men, including Winston Spencer Churchill, secretary pf home affairs, and A. J. Balfour, leader of the opposition, who favored tho principle of woman suffrage, objected to the present bill and contended that the whole country must pronounce unre servedly in favor of women voting be fore parliament sanctioned such a change in the constitution. Premier Asquith In a strong speech against the bill declared that if women had a vote they must inevitably have ssats in parliament and might take the speaker's chair or sit In the cabinet. Mr. Balfour contested this view. He said that it was not government by consent to exclude a large class of the community from voting. Chancellor Lloyd-George, as a strong supporter of women's suffrage, said if the promoters of the bill would promise to reintroduce the bill in an acceptable form he would support It. Austin Chamberlain opposed woman suffrage In any shape or form. A great crowd of suffragettes awaited the result of the voto outside of the house, but there was no disorder. HERRMANN IS ELECTED ELKS' EXALTED RULER Fred C. Robinson Re-elected as Grand Secretary DETROIT, July 12.—August Herr mann of Cincinnati was today elected grand exalted ruler at the largest meet- Ing of tho grand lodge of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks ever held. Edward Leach of New York, grand treasurer; R. P. H. Shields of Clarks burg, West Virginia, grand tyler, and Fred C. Robinson of Dubuque, lowa, grand secretary, were re-elected. The sharpest contest centered about the selection of the grand secretary. Robinson was opposed by David Mc- Arron of Port Huron and George D. Bostock of Grand Rapids, Mich. The largest vote ever cast for an officer of the order, it is said, was polled in this contest, completely swamping for a time the election com mittee. Atlantic City was chosen for the next convention. EXCHANGE TO ACT ON FALSE LADING BILLS Liverpool Cotton Mart Takes a Step to Protect Members LIVERPOOL, July 12.—The directors of the cotton exchange have decided to siipport financially any legal pro ceedings taken by members arising from the. losses suffered by dealings with the Alabama firm of Knight, Yancey & Co. A large number of firms suffered heavy losses In May through having made payments on alleged false bills of lading received in America. The firm of Knight, Yancey & Co., which went into bankruptcy, was charged with having drawn drafts on Liverpool and other foreign firms to the amount of several hundred thousand dollars against bills of lading representing cot ton that had never been shipped. SEATTLE CAPITALIST AND WIFE ARE DROWNED SEATTLE, July 12.—Charles S. Wiley, a prominent capitalist and con tractor of this city, and his wife were drowned when a boat In which they were fishing struck a snag in Jarvis inlet, B. C, Monday. The point at which the accident occurred is an out of the way place and the news of the drowning was not received until to night. Mr. and Mrs. Wiley were members of a party aboard the private yacht Davy Jones and were on a pleasure cruise in British Columbia waters. RECOUNT SHOWS DALZEII WINNER BY 207 VOTES FITTSBURG, July 12.—Congressman John Dalmll'l majority in the Repub lican primary of June 4 which was contested by his opponent, Dr. R. J. Black, is now 207. according to the returns found by the county commis sioners in their recount of the district. The recount was finished tonight. The total vote is; Dalzell 11,045, Black 10,838. Three Men Saved from Death in Surf Near Venice, and the Brave Rescuers ■MBte^g g^ Wr \, IB" JaP^ B1 B 1 mjj^Sm vBSf wMsTt mt I rrrHrffymiiTniii* irjByWMHWHIIHI' " ' ' v<ypSSsS^S^S»£rK^ffiMiS»^ffl awifflMßMiMaMMß'*y^MirailTlWHniinWffTr^^f^Tir ifi i^^fflifßfflWMiiflligniWTli M ' TI 1 ■■ iff*'' ' ■■ - -»■ ' - * P ■ - ■ ifwi&ii Above—The rescued men (left to right)— Horace Ferguson, .Ralph Alrjrn. him John Brloiv—Rescuers (landing, left to Tight)—Adolph Toenjrs, Lieut. Gforue Wilde and Harley O. Yarnell. Sitting (left to right)— David Moreno and Alexander Cray. ROPKE'S SHORTAGE MAY BE MILLION Directors of the Fidelity Trust Co. Pledge Round Sum to Cover Defalcation [Associated Press] LOUISVILLE, Ky.. July 12.—Admis sion that the shortage of August Ropke, defaulting assistant secretary of the Fidelity Trust company, "is very large" was made at the trust company's office late today. At the same time it was announced that the directors of the company had pledged themselves to an increase of $1,000,000 In the capital stock if such increase is necessary. President John W. Barr issued a statement in which he said: "Our securities have been found ab- solutely intact. "The defalcation of Mr. Ropke is very large. The estates are absolutely In tact. Not a dollar can be lost to any one other than the stockholders. "To strengthen further the resources of the company rind to place further eapltai behind all trust estates and that all person* may know of its gnat resources and of the confidence of thu directors, I have been authorized Ui writing by each and every director to state that the board of directors have pledged themselves, without compensa tion, to pay into the company, if it should become necessary, $1,000,000 in the form of subscription to an addi tional issue of stock. "Notice of a stockholders' meeting will promptly be mailed to each share holder." It became known this afternoon that the trust company, although not ex pecting a run on the institution, is fn]ly prepared for such an emergency. Apparently there is widespread fnitli in the officials and directors of the in stitution. liopke's shortage is placed by cur rent rumor at about $500,000. His c;ise today was set for hearing before the grand jury October 6, and the prisoner returned to jail In default of $25,000 bail. It is said the peculations began be tween ten and fifteen years ago. KNOX FORGIVES S&N FOR ELOPEMENT AND MARRIAGE PROVIDENCE, R. 1., July 12—Phil ander C. Knox, Jr., and his 18-yoar-old bride have gone to live in his father's country home near Philadelphia. The parental forgiveness, withheld during his elopement and marriage to Miss May Bowler, finally has been granted, owing to tlie intervention of hie mother and brother*. Younjv Knox has resigned his position as sidesman fur an automobile com pany. His inother-ln-law is said to have assured him her cottage always will be open to him. <31N d I X! (!()PII<N § OAILY to. ON TRAINS Be. J3ll> VjJU-Li KjyJllljS. MMUVS 60. ON TRAINS 10* FIRE WIPES OUT 2 LUMBER TOWNS Two Lives and $2,500,000 Lost in Flames at Campbellton and Richardsville [Associated Press] DALHOUSIE, N. 8., July 12.—A waste of smoking ruins extending for two miles and seven isolated buildings represent tonight the town of Camp bellton and the nearby village of Rich ardsville, which were overwhelmed yes- terday by fire. Two lives were lost while the fire raged. Dr. Beverly Sproule, a dentist, while aiding with his automobile in rescuing women and children, was burned to death by an explosion of gas oline. An infant was suffocated in the smoke. Five thousand residents of Campbell ton and 400 of Richardsville are home less. One thousand buildings in Camp bellton and seventy-five in the village were destroyed. The combined loss in both places is estimated at $2,:>00,000. The total insurance is $1,000,000. To night some semblance of order has been established and rciief work was begun, Campbellton was the largest cedar shingle center in eastern America. All the mills were destroyed, including the big plants of the Shiver Lumber com pany, the Richards Lumber company and the Moffatt mills. The property of these three concerns, in which Amer ican capital was invested, was valued at $300,000. In addition, the Inter-Colonial sta tion, a roundhouse, hundreds of tars, two churches, two banks and other business houses and many dwellings were obliterated. The fire started in tho mills of the Richards Lumber com pany, and, fanned by a southwesterly gale, spread to all parts of the town. The water mains failed at a critical time, and even with aid gent from New castle, Bathurst and Dalhousle tho Campbellton people were unable to make headway against the flames. The fire spread to the woods and un derbrush, and extended as far as Rlch ardsville, two miles from Campbellton, which was also destroyed. AUTO CRASHES BACKWARD DOWN HILL IN PORTLAND PORTLAND, Ore., July 12.— Running backward down the steep Front street hill at lightning speed with Dr. W. J. Calkins of Salt Lake City as the sole occupant, an automobile belonging to Dr. J. J. Rosenberg wound up the wild dash In a collision with a telegraph pole. The car was knocked to pieces and Dr. Calkins was pulled from be neath the debris with his right arm broken and the muscles and flesh torn from the right leg. He is apparently not injured internally, uud will live. CENTS I LIFE CREW SAVES 3 FROM BREAKERS; LAUNCH CRIPPLED Los Angeles Woman Sights Little Craft in Distress Off Venice RESCUERS DEFY HUGE WAVES Victims, When Engine Is Disabled, Battle Against Heavy Seas with Only a Single Oar [Special to The Herald] VENICE, July 12.—Drifting helpless ly in a launch. to their probable death in the breakers here, three Redondo Beach men were rescued by five mem bers of the Venice volunteer life sav ing corps at 6:30 o'clock this evening after a gruelling pull of nearly two miles in an open boat through a heavy sea. The engine of tho launch had stopped and tho swells were rapidly driving the boat, with anchor drag ging, into the surf, where It would have been practically impossible for the men to have escaped drowning. With a single oar the frightened oc cupants of the boat kept its head to the sea for their lives and were almost exhausted when taken into the lifeboat. The men. owe their lives to the keen. eyesight of Mrs. C. C. Desmond, of Los Angeles, who, after hearing the pro longed tooting of a horn, spied the little craft in its plight by the use of a powerful field glass and notified the chief of police, J. H. Parrent. ENGINE BREAKS John Baker, Ralph Meyers and Hor ace Ferguson came to Venice this af ternoon to get the launch You and I and run her to Redondo Beach. They started from here at 3 o'clock and made for the open sea. Suddenly, when the launch was about a mile off shore from the foot of Salt Air avenue In the southern part of Venice, the 'engine stopped and despite persistent efforts on the part of all three, they could not Induce it to run. Then the launch be gan to drift shoreward. A light fog fell about this time and the situation of the trio became serious. For hours they worked on the engine without ef fect. They began signalling their dis tress to the shore with a foghorn. After a quick run to the scene Chief Parrent ordered the ! life saving alarm to be sounded and In a very few min utes the lifeboat was lowered and on the way to the rescue. In the boat were Lieut. George Wilde, Alexander Gray, Harley G. Yarnell, David Moreno and Adolph Toenjes. j:i;sci;e PERILOUS As rapidly as the powerful strokes of the life savers could be made the boat was sent cutting through the wa ter. Whitecaps were in evidence and frequently a heavy wave dashed over the gunwale and soaked the rowers to the skin. Another rowboat containing Eugene Estoppey, Albert Romaro, Clif ford Bowes and W. C. Tuchell followed, while Chief Parrent in his automobile, hurried Harold Marcoux and Harry Klein, also members of the life saving corps, to a point on the beach near the drifting launch, where the men were, ready to pull its occupants from the surf if their boats floundered. A crowd gathered along the beach and on the pier to watch, the thrilling race against death. As the lifeboat hastened toward the launch those on shore held their breath anxiously. It was feared they would be too late. When the lifeboat, with a final spurt, came alongside the launch the crowd broke into cheers, for the life savers had accomplished a feat that far out shines any of their previous brave attempts at rescue. Leaving the launch to the mercy of the breakers, Meyers, Ferguson and Baker entered the life boat and were rowed back to the sta tion at the end of the Venice pier. Here a great crowd had assembled and the arrival of the brave boys was the sig nal for another spontaneous outburst of applause. A more spectacular rescue has not been seen in Venice since the founding of the resort. ■ - PRAISES IJFB WAVER* Baker, who was spokesman for the rescued crew of the You and I, was un limited in his praise for the work of the life savers. "Why, I wouldn't have gone into that sea In a rowboat like they did for a bis; sum of money," declared Baker. "It was bad enough for our twenty four foot launch to be tossed about by the waves and I don't see how they got through so well with their little boat. We were In a bad fix and would certainly have gone on the beach in a few minutes if they hadn't arrived Just when they did. For one, lam glad tho boys were on hand. I don't know what was the matter with the engine, but I know that we were getting ready to desert our boat when the life savers came in sight." In the opinion of those who saw tho difficult rescue it proves the necessity of equipping the life saving corps with a power boat, so that distance in case of need should be a second con sideration. To reach the launch today much valuable time was lost which might have proved disastrous to both life savers and the men In the launch. It is thought that a power lifeboat could have made the run in one-third the time. Attempts have been madn to raise funds for the proper equip ment of the corps, but so far the amount necessary to purchase a launch has not been forthcoming. In regard to this matter Captain Wilde of the corps said: "I hope this will have some bene ficial result for the life savers In tho way of getting them proper equipment to work with. Only a few hundred dollars are required for this purpose and I would like to see some philan thropic person 'come through." NEBRASKA FIGHTS MERGER LINCOLN, Neb., July 12.—1n the su preme court today Attorney Qenoral Thompson filed suit against the Amor lean Telegraph and Telephone con pany, alleging that the concern had violated the anti-trust law of the state. He asked for a temporary In junction to prevent the merger of ri val eompauios. This the court iaaued.