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•vfr Boston Dry Goods Store We close tomorrow at 12:30 — and the same time on every Saturday - until September' Ist. Khaki Clothing for Misses and Small Women If your vacation trip is to include any mountain climbing or horseback riding, here are the garments you'll need: Misses' Khaki shirts $2.50. Misses' divided skirts of Khaki. $4.50. Misses' Khaki shirtwaists with Peter Pan collars, $1.50. Misses' Norfolk jackets of Khaki, $3.50. Misses' bloomers of black sateen, 75c. (Main Floor, Rear) $1 f? For Misses' $25 ||1H to $30 Suits Twenty correctly cut suits of stylish green, gray, tan, old rose and other col ored woolens —all splendidly tailored and tastefully trimmed— on sale this morn ing at $15. Heretofore priced $25, $2.7.50, jj $30.00. £3 And about the same number of $20 suits in the same sizes —14, 16 and 18 years—free to go now at $12.50. All are late spring styles—no left-overs from past seasons. Many of them ideal for adult women who are not above average size. # (Main Floor, Rear) J. W. ROBINSON CO. 235-239 S. Broadway 234-244 S. Hill St. T. R. WILL VISIT WEST AND SOUTH Cheyenne to Hear the First Set Speech of Returned Hunter August 27 [Associated Press] OYSTER BAT, N. V., July Theo dore Roosevelt gave out today the itin eraries of the two speaking tours he is coon to make —one into the west late in the summer and the other through the south in the early fall. The two tours will resemble a cam paign trip by a presidential candidate, for Col. Roosevelt will not only made as many set speeches as his traveling card permits, but probably ho ■will de liver talks from the rear end of his pri vate car. For the first trip a car has already been chartered. The western trip is to begin August 25 and will end September 11. The southern trip will extend from Octo ber 6 to October 18. The itineraries follow: Western trip—August 25, leave New York; August .7, arrive Cheyenne; August 29, Denver; August 31, Osa watomle, Km.; September 2, Omaha; September 3, Sioux Falls, B. D. Sep tember 5, Fargo, N. D.; September 6, St. Paul; September 7. Milwaukee; September 8, Freeport, II!., and Chica go; September 10, Pitts burg; Septem ber 11, arrive New York. Southern trip—October 6, leave New York; October 8, Atlanta, (la; Octo ber 10, Hot Springs, Ark.; October 12, Peoria, 111.; October 13, speech in Indi ana for Senator Beveridge, place not yet chosen. The itineraries were completed today. Col, Roosevelt's secretary has been studying time tables for the last two weeks, squeezing In as many speeches as train connections permit. Urgent quests havo come by hundreds from clubs, political organisations and per sonal friends for "a few words." The most of these Col. Roosevelt has been obliged to decline, and In announcing. his program today he said he wished to make it understood clearly that he could consider no further Invitations. Already he has been compelled to re fuse many that he v lahed to accept. At Chicago Col, Roosevelt will speak before tin; Hamilton club, a political organizntiun with which his relations for years have been cordial, and which Is sure to give him an enthusiastic re ception. A Milwaukee he Fpraks before the Press club. The first addre^ of tli^ southern trip ■will be on "Uncle Htmus Day," named in memory -if Joi-i chandler Harris, who in hi life time \ as a warm friend of Col. Roosevelt. The Peoria speech will be before the Kni^hta of Columbus, a Catholic organization. The place for the Indiana speech In support of Senator Beverldfce will de pend upon political exigencies. Thus far Coi. Rooßevelt his only con sidered his subject matter In a general way. He knows ho will deal with cur rent questions which form the basis of political discussion, but lie knows that his speech for Senator Beveridgu will he politics pure and simple, an open plea for the senator's success in his cam paign. There were no political confer ences today at Sagamore Hill. The colonel was busy with his editorial work and his correspondence. CONGRESSMAN PROBES INDIAN LAND FRAUDS PIERRE, tf- I' . J man Burks, chali ■tonal committi tin- i tiargai of Indian it..' Indian Territoi ■ Minn., toda.\. when Oklahoma i> appearing on tuiKjuu circuit, for with the ' (klahoma mi Htor «ho chargea ivhlch brought ab i v.-stigatlon. Senator Qor tv meet with the committee linrna, bUI ",ants 11 wait until Cl convene* In D< for nil app« v ance before the committee). ANGEL ELKS WIN PRIZE IN PARADE Twenty Thousand Members of Order March Through the Streets of Detroit [Associated Press] DETROIT, July 14.— feature of today's program of the grand lodge meeting and reunion of Elks was a parade of 20,000 members of the order. It Is estimated that 300,000 spectators were massed along the downtown streets and in the reviewing stands. Of this number the police say, fully three hundred were temporarily over come by heat. None Is thought to have been affected seriously. , The marching organization presented a series of gorgeous pageants stretch- Ing Eve mill in length and requiring two hours to pass a given point. The two events about which interest centered in the entertainment program were the big parade and the flights of two aeroplanes. A further business session of the grand lodge, a reunion of Michigan Klks and a moonlight excursion and ball ere also in evidence. The women of Cincinnati won the automobile to be awarded for the best appearing and largest representation of women in the Elks parade. For the best appearance, with three prizes, the judges decided that the amounts should be divided as follows: First prise 1800, Cleveland; second prize, $150. Grand Rapids; third prize, $1('O, Los Angeles. For the most novel uniform; First, $200, Boston; second, $150, Santa Bar bara; third, $100, Pueblo, Colo. For the best floats; First, $300, Cin cinnati; second $200, P.ochester; third, yi"°, Akron. Denver received rp<»clal mention. «-»« CRIPPLED ENGINES DELAY GOVERNMENT TRANSPORT Sherman. Bound for Manila, Re mains at Honolulu H' i\< iLII.I', July 14.- The Tnitod rl Sherman, bound from s in i to Manila, \< the latest addition i ■ crippled govern ment v sels in this harbor. The Sher iii,in arrived here "ii July 12, and it developed tod ij that the delay In her ■ruie was i i the fact that the ■ . rt engines had broken down on the trip from San Francisco. it Is not known when the Sherman v :!! be al le to proi eed to Manila. Best there are now crippled i I he cruisers Chattai "i and Cleveland and thi collier Prometheus, recently built ni Mare Island navj yard. The collier nt hi i in tow the Chattanooga to .Mine isi.u.d. but arrived in Hono lulu with Its own ■ ken down. The Cleveland also is laid up here be cause of engine trouble. DETECTED THIEF KILLS CLINTON POLICE CHIEF CLINTON, HI., July 14.—Chief of Po ohn Btruble was ihot about mid bj an unidentified man and died i] i time. Struble and i man Musser were watching at the lome of Albert Sandt, manager of the electric company, where for three nights the refrigerator on an enclosed until had been broken Into and ar ticles taken. The thief returned last night and tho officers seized him. In the SCUffle In- shot M übla and escaped. Musser shot at him several times, but did not hit him. Decatur bloodhounds were on the scent In tin hour, but the murderer has not boon found. it fs believed he lives In Clinton, Strublo had been chief of police fifteen months. LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 16, 1010. SWEPT BY FIRES; LOSSES MILLIONS Scores of Blazes Beyond Control of Rangers and Volun teer Fighters DROUTH AIDS DEVASTATION One Path of Flame a Mile and a Quarter Wide Destroys Much Timber [Associated Press] HELENA. Mont.. July 14.—Scores of forest fires, big and little, are among the consequences of the long drouth in Montana. From. every section of the state In which there is timber and from adjoining states comes news of the destruction of timber by flames, i stories of gallant warfare by forest j rangers and settlers and of peril to logging camps, ranches ' and villages. • The losses are difficult to estimate, for they are ■ growing hourly mid will continue to grow until changes in the winds or the much-"prayed-for rain come to the assistance of the fire > fighters. It is safe to say that the • damage already sustained will amount i to millions of dollars, of which four | new fires in western Montana are paid tonight make the total number in that section seventeen. At St. Regis flames are clearing a path a mile and a quarter wide. Throe hundred men are battling to save timber in the Kootenai national reserve and more help has been re quested. The agent in charge of the Flathead reservation reports that a number of fires have broken • out on the reservation within the . last few days and they are not under control. In the Cover d'Alene country of Idaho and in the Black Hills of South Da kota the forests are ablaze. DROUGHT THREATENS RUIN TO NORTHWEST SHEEPMEN WASHIXOTOX. July 14.—Drought in the northwest is seriously affecting the cattlemen, threatening them with great loss and possibly with financial ruin. The lack of rain and a scourge of grasshoppers have goaded a number of sheep growers of Montana to make an urgent telegraphic appeal to the forest service that the Bear Tooth and Absaroka national forest reserves be thrown open to the flocks. Associate Forester Potter today tele graphed the district forester at MiS snula, Instructing him to offer all re lief possible without injury to the forests. The Pear Tooth reserves already ac commodate 24,000 head of sheep, and 110.iino are being grazed in the Absa roka. The cattlemen living adjacent to the reserves claim that 100,000 addi tional head can be installed on the range. Secretary Wilson appealed to the railroad companies to give the sheep men In Montana special rates in order to permit of the movement of starving sheep to better ranges. He has au thorized an increase of 14,700 head of sheep in the Colville forest in Wash ington. FOREST FIRES DEVASTATE NORTHWESTERN MONTANA T'.rTTE. Mont., July 14.—The worst forest fires in the recent history of Montana are sweeping the western and northern parts of the state. There is little likelihood that they will be cheeked without a heavy rainfall. At least twenty different fires have been reported to the forestry head quarters since last night. Every man available, has been pressed into service by the forestry officials, but the tim ber is so dry It is feared that their efforts will amount to little toward saving the immense tracts of timber In the path of the flames. White Fish, in northern Montana, is surrounded by blazing forests, in which a number of j^reat northern tie camps and Inorginp outfits are said to have been destroyed, SHEEP AND CATTLE NOT SUFFERING FROM DROUGHT DENVBR, July 14.—There is no wide spr< td suffering among sheep on the Colorado ranges as the result of drought and the grasshopper scourge, according to the Colorado state board of livestock inspection. Nor have members of the board heard of any such condition In other western states, SJ is Indicated by eastern .reports. At the Denver branch of the national forestry servn-e, however, it was said this afternoon that District Forester Smith Riley had gone to Wyoming in response to an a] peal from stockmen of that state to open the Black Hills reserves to livestock. Al the offices it was said no general complaint from the drought hud been made by stock men. Leading cattlemen of Denver assert that cattle throughout the west are not suffering from either drought or grasshoppers, and they doubt If Bheep are seriously affected. The grasshop pers, they say. attack grains and do little damage to the ranees. As for drought, the late winter rains were so plentiful that grazing lan start sufficient to tide them over the long period of summer aridity, A result of the drought, In the case of both sheep and cattle, has been to hurry the stock to market earlier than usual, stockmen say, CHARBON KILLS LIVESTOCK IN TWO SOUTHERN STATES HOUSTON, IVxus, July 14.—Charbon In southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana li denuding that section of livestock. Livestock Insurance • i aiiics today announced the cancella tion of all pollclei in that aectlon. Governor Campbell has l n -isked to submit the matter to the Bpeclal in of the ifprislature. which will convene on Tuesday, with a view to creating an infected zone and pi n charge. The livestock sanitary commli already (|uarantlncd against the d district. MORE FOREST FIRES START I.II'.HV, Mont., July 14.—More forest firns have started In various places In the Kootenal national forest, and the Situation in some localities is becoming serious All available men have been hired to light the fires and the rail way company Is bringing in men to holp. in addition to putting all their section men to work fighting the Urea. CONSERVATION CONGRESS TO ASK TAFT TO SPEAK St. Paul Delegation Insists Invi tation Be Sent to President CHICAGO, July 14.—President Taft probably will bo invited to address the Conservation congress at St. Paul tin September. • * This announcement was made by a member of the executive committee of the national conservation committee here today following a conference with a delegation from St. Paul. <>' ■ The St. Paul delegation, declaring- it represented the sentiment of the north- , west in conservation matters, was. In sistent upon the Tuft Invitation.-' and certain other points regarding the pro gram that Qlfford Tim-hot had not previously considered. As a result of today's meeting the executive committee will,be called to- ; gether next week formally to author- ! izo certain program modifications for the congress, which Mr. rim-hot and, his wing in the conservation movement; appear willing to grant. ( PLAN PARK FOR AVIATION RAGES Structure Designed After Coli seum at Rome to Be Built at Garden City [Ass-TlatKl Press] XKW YORK, July 14.—The largWt grand stand In this country will soon be erected near Garden City. L. 1., for the grand aviation tournament to be held there next October. The. struc ture will be fashioned somewhat after the old coliseum of Rome, being cir cular in form, with each seat and box commanding: a clear view of every part of the flying field. It will be substan tlaly built and designed to remain a permanent fixture in a great national aviation park. If present negotiations are carried through a large tract of level ground will Vie leased for a period of years and Garden City will become the cen trul point for all great flying exhibi tions in America. All the Important national and international events will take place there. Present plans also include the building of a large dub- house for the Aero Club of America. This will be located within the main enclosure, adjacent to the grand stand and will lie used by all the members of the Aero Club of America and the members of all affiliated clubs in the recently formed national council of aero clubs. TO RAISE rJSO.OOO The subscribers' committee named by the Aero Club of America to finance the 1910 meeting is raising S.TiO.OOO, which will be used to put up the build ings and for cash prizes. Wealthy men o[ New York who have been leaders in other popular sports are the most liberal subscribers. Col. John Jacob Astor, Otto H. Kahn, ! Oeorge W. Perkins, August Belmont and Cornelius Vanderbilt have put their names down for large sums and are the most enthusiastic supporters of the big tournament. LARGE PROFITS All sums subscribed are to be re turned to the subscribers after the expenses of -the tournament are paid and the profits are then to be equally divided. Most of the large aviation shows held this year in Europe have met with unexpected success as com pared with those of last year. The ten days' aviation meeting at Los Angeles last January brought large dividends l') all subscribers. Prizes amounting to $50,000 or more will be offered for the principal com petitions, such as speed, altitude and distance, with many trophies and prizes for special events. On October 22 will take place the in ternational contest for the world's championship and that event alone will doubtless draw an immense crowd from all sections of the country. This year the distance of the lllght will be 100 ktloirteters or about sixty miles, over a five kilometer (3.1 miles) course. The winner will receive the trophy, the title of world's champion aviator and a cash prize of $5000. UNFORTUNATE BALLONISTS ARE BURIED BY EMPLOYERS Observatory Officials Say Cal amity Was Avoidable LEK'HLINCJEN, Rhenish Prussia, July 14.—The bodtel of Oscar Krbs loeh, the balloonist, and hit. four com panions, who wire killed when their dirigible craft was wrecked by an ex plosion yest.rday, were buried today and the place of interment marked by a monument erected by the airship company which owned the 111-fated balloon. Official! of the observatory at Aix La Chapelle state that had the aero naut! inquired concerning tin- weather prospects for yesterday the ob tory could have indicated the presence of a thick fog in the vicinity where the ascent, was made, making the pro ! trip a risky one. The rhter of th>- bureau further af firms that the recent disaster i" fount Zeppelin's Deutschland might have been avoided had '.lie aTonauts sought information concerning atmospheric conditions from the observatory. HARVARD OFFERS PRIZES OF $50,000 FOR AVIATORS CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. July 14.—An ai ronautlcal meet is to be held at Soldiers' field from September 3 to 13, which will be the greatest contest <<r | its kind ever attempted In America, nlinpr to the- plans of the Harvard Aeronautical society, which ar>- now nearing completion. Prizes aggregating about 180,000 have attracted well known aviators, Includ ing Glenn H. Curtlss, Charles H, Wll lard, Charles K. Hamilton, Count de L<-sseps, William Milliard and Messr*. Johnson and Urooklns. ILLINOIS AVIATOR SUCCESSFUL EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., July 14.— J. W. Curzoii of Hawthorne, Ilia., in a Par man biplane, won two prizes at the first national aviation meet for novices, which opened here today. He made three flights, and in the second and third won the Debut prize of 1100 with a distance of 113 yards t and the Dally prize of $100 with a distance of 322 yards. The first flight was ninety two yards. U. S. AND CANADA PLAN COMMISSION Joint Tribunal Will Have Jurisdic tion Over Railroads of Both Countries TRAFFIC NECESSITATES MOVE The Government Appoints Judge Knapp to Confer with Can adian Representative f Associated Press] WASHINGTON, July 14.—An Intor national railroad commission with supervisory authority ovor the rail ways of the United States and Canada probably will be the result of an action taken today by this government In the appointment of chairman Martin 'A. Knapp of the Interstate commerce commission, as the representative Of the United States to confer with Hon. J. B. Matze, chief of the railway com- mission of Canada. Announcement of Judge Knapp's appointment was made by the department today. The ap pointments of Judge Knapp and of Mr. Matze are the results of corre spondence between the United States and Canada. More than a year ago the subject was broached in n letter from Mr. Matze to Judge Knapp. It was point ed out that the increasing traffic be tween the United States and Canada would render full control over rates in the future more difficult until Joint action were taken. It was realized that the acquisition of Canadian terminals by American railroads and of American roads and terminals by Canadian railways presented ever Increasing difficulties. It is not pos sible to compel railway or express companies to establish Joint rates to and from points In the two countries. The reasonableness of rates between points in this country "nd points in Canada also Is n. question of great importance to shippers. To determine any question as to rates that may arise it Is necessary for the shipper to institute a proceeding before the interstate commerce commission and before the Canadian railway commis sion, and even then the result is un certain. -The difficulty practically precludes any inquiry by existing tribunals Into the reasonableness of through rates as applied to international traffic. While no arrangements have been perfected for the conferences, it is likely Chair man Knapp and Mr. Matze will meet Jn Ottawa in August. It is not im probable a subsequent conference may be held in Washington. It will be the effort of the representa tives of the two governments to ad- Just matters to make It possible to submit a report before the leconvening 1 of congress in December. COMERCE COMMISSION TO HOLD UP INCREASES Burden of Proof of Justice of the New Rate to Be on Roads WASHINGTON, July 14.—1n ah of ficial statement the interstate com merce commission announced today Its Intention to suspend all tariffs naming general and important rate advances, pending an investigation as to the reasonableness of the proposed in creases. "No more definite statement in this regard can now be made," says the commission, "but the specific orders will be announced from time to time as they are entered and served. It is expected that the suspension in each case will be for 120 days from the ef fective date named in the tariff, hut the commission intends by subsequent orders to provide for making effective on the same day such advances as may be allowed." It is the purposp of the commission to exercise its authority to suspend rate advances only In such instances of the filing of tariffs as might indi cate that such action was desirable on the ground of public policy. In other words, if the commission should be convinced that any given advance would work a hardship to a considerable territory and to large shipping interests, through the policy it lias adopted, it would suspend that tariff pending an inquiry into the reasonableness of the rates named. Under the law it will be necessary for the .commission to attach to each tariff suspended its order of suspen sion and to notify the Interstate car riers of its action. At as early a dnte ns possible the commission will take up in a formal hearing the suspended tariffs. it will be incumbent on the. railroads to show reasonable cause tor the nd vancea they may make In these tariffs from time to time, the burden of proof of the reasonableness qf the tariffs bearing on the carriers. SHIPPERS PREPARE TO FILE CLAIM FOR $500-000 Want Railways to Rejay Differ ence in Rates Paid CHICAGO, July 14.— Shippprs In the Missouri river territory are preparing to file with the interstate commerce commission reparation claims aggre gating $600,000 based on the decision of the commission and of the supremo court in the Burnham-Hanna-Munger rate case. The claims date back to October 10, 1908, and the shippers will ivor to collect the differences be tween the rates churged by the rall and the rates which were pre scribed by the commission and the courts. These differences amount to from 9 cents a 100 pounds on first-class commodities to 1 cent on the lowest class and apply to all shipments that have been made from all territory oast of Buffalo and Pittsburg: to Missouri river cities. It Is admitted the shippers may meet defeat In the attempt to secure repar ation, as when the case was begun be fore the commission reparation was not requested, BALLINGER SEEKS INFORMATION SEATTLE, Wash., July 14.- Secre tary of thf Interior Richard A. BaJ llnger will leave next week for a tour "f the Mount Italnier national work ■ what Improvements oan be made with the small appropriation allowed. AIVHJSEMENTS HAMBURGER'S MAJESTIC THEATER . nkarAsinth. BEGINNING NEXT SUNDAY NIGHT—BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN. VIRGINIA HARNED 'And her specially selected Eastern company. Including WILLIAM COURTENAY, In AN AMERICAN WIDOW SPBCIAti SUMMER SEASON BAROAIN PRICES—2Sc, 50c. 75c. $1. MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY—2Sc, 50e, 76c. lyroßosco's burba"nk~theater "near" ™xth: -"-*• Farewell Week of TD:-,V iri rH Rennpft the popular Young Star Kicnard .Dennett And the Burbank Stock Co. In ft Great Production of Edgar Selwyn'a New Play. THE COUNTRY BOY PRICES— 2SO, 50c. 75c. MATINEES SATURDAY and BUNDAT, 10c, 15a, 80a NEXT WEEK—"CAUQHT IN THE RAIN h||£':s;r-| Vaudeville |E3=lr luAiAa anA phn.ii-An American attractions. | ladles and children. | „„„„„„„. sp^.i,,! Kngugement _ 1 V-COT>A \7TrTriRT A KnirluniTa Foremost KSxA VlV^l*-IKI/\ Singing Comedienne Grigolati's Aerial Ballet H 1 "The Code Book'" With "Butterflies and Doves." XJT*«i.:-,— with Chaa Hammond ft Allen Atwall Warren & Blanchard JViatinCC Pau l Spadoni In Melody and Fun. "PvrrV The Ju »K'Br> B Return. H. Franklin & Standards oi y Lyons & Yosco The Living Rubber Balls. JLJ3V " Har>lsJ Bud the Singer. Orpheum Motion Pictures I Hal Merritt Late Novelties. , - "College Boy from Ipswich." .:.-. ■ HVERY NIOHT, 10c. 55c. 60c, 75e. MATINEES DAILY, 10c. 25e. 60c. , GpAMn nPTTRA HnTT<sT? MATINEE TOMORROW and BCNOAV. jiANU <JVt!*K.A HUU!m Phones—Main 1907; Home AlS>«7. A SPECTACULARLY SENSATIONAL SUCCESS Dangers of Paris Positively the most stupendous melodramatic production of the season, with the famous Apache l>nn.-e. POPULAR PRICES, Next Week—"THK MlsSOl'ltlANS." Seats selling. OS ANGELES THEATRE d^m^Maa^YAUDE VILLE W. J. O'iiearn & Co. —Boutin & I DICK rHOI.HS I Jcanette Dupree— Lavalla Wilson—The Laugh-o-Scopa | IN "SHORTY" | Trocadero i. POPII.AR PIUCBB, 10c. >0r and No. ■ ' ■' BTTT A?rn THP4TI7T? Helasco-Blnrkivood Co., rroprs. and Mem. I^LAbLO TMHiAri^K MATINKKS Tomorrow, Sunday. Thursday. ■• SECOND CROWDED WEEK STARTS MONDAY Via WIRELESS Paul Armstrong and Winchell Smith's Famous New York Success TO FOLLOW— siuitiprts' biggest laughing success, "BILLY." Seats on sale Monday. T KVY'S CAW PHATMTANT thiiid ani> main sts. LEVY'S CAFE CHANTANT a 8!80 ami main sts. * f ■ ». »'*° »■"> >°:«0 DAILY. I J The FLORENCE TRIO, grand opera vocalists In costume; the GREAT MAKA "™" RENKO TROUPE, gypsy singers and dancers; MME. RENEE DTRIB, Parisian grand opera singer; ALBERT PENCH. character song artist; JEANETTE TOUNO—• 'ANTATBICE. an.l KA MM IvIlM ORCHESTRA. OLYMPIC THEATER THH coolest ventilated ■i^htx.txv, "I*-1" ■"-*"■ THEATER IN LOS ANGELES. AI>rmX'AND FAROO offer "THK GAMK WARDEN'," with' JULES MENDEL and BLOSSOM SEELKY. Ten big singing and dancing novelties. 10c, 20c. «o.- BASEBALL— Pacific Coast League Los Angeles vs. Vernon Wednesday, July t.i; Thursday, July 14; Friday. July 15; Saturday. July 16; Sunday. July 17. two games, a. m. and p. m.; Monday. July 18. Friday" afternoon-and Sunday morning games at Vernon; all other games at Chutes Park. Dames called at 10:30 a. m. and 1.30 p. m. Ladles free every day except Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Kids' day Saturday. Admission 25c; grand stand "6c. t RAILROAD MEN FIGHT BATTLE WITH BANDITS Holdup Results in One Being Fatally Shot and Two Wounded CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 14.—One man dying, two wounded and a pos sibility of other casualties is the result of a revolver battle tonight between three bandits and forty members of a construction gang on the Lake Shore railroad at North olmstead, twenty miles southwest of here.. Today was payday at the construction camp. Near midnight when the railroad men were asleep the robbers made their appear ance. They ordered the sleeping men from the bunks, but four of their in tended victims had decided to sleep in the open air on account of the heat. The men from the bunks were hand ing over their pay envelopes to the robbers when their companions on the outside opened fire. In a moment the shooting became general. Fur several minutes tho battle continued, and three of the railroad men fell, one shot fatally. The robbers flcii. A telephone message to Cleveland apprised tho authorities of the affair, and Sheriff Hclrstus with a posse started f»r the scene in automobiles. Posses also have been organized throughout the county. ENGINEER DOES STUNT ON SHAKY BRIDGE SPAN Dares Death to Show Faith in Structure's Stability BPOKANB. Wash., July 14.—T0 show his confidence that the long span of the bridge over the Spokane river would not fall when cut at Its top point, City Engineer Morton McCart ney stood this afternoon on the struc ture Watching the workmen sever the connections that took away the can tilever pressure anil left the weight entirely on the false work. | The span is said to be the longest in the world—2Bl feet. The bridge, which was built in 1896. Is.being torn down to make way for a concrete structure. iron workers employed in tearing out the old bridge quit yesterday, declar ing that the false work was insuf ficient and that the big central span would drop into the Spokane falls, one hundred feet below. COMMITS SUICIDE ON EVE OF WEDDING DAY FRESNO, July 14.—Leaving a stag dinner at midnight ' tonight, on the eve of his wedding, Edward T. Elter, a young merchant of Reedley, walked to his store In company with three friends and going to the back of the establishment sent a bullet crashing through his brain. Elter was to have been married to Miss Mary Erret of Dinuba, daughter of Dr. T. H. Erret, and her uncle, the Rev. Davis K. Er rett, pastor of the Christian church of Salem, Ore., had arrived to perform the ceremony. . > Elter had been morose for a couple of weeks and to queries of his friends had replied that ho was not feeling well. At the dinner tonight, however, he seemed to be in excellent spirits. He left no explanation or his suicide. ASQUITH'S WISH IS TO CUT NAVY EXPENSES Germany's Program Prevents England from Reducing Cost of Armament LONDON, July 14.—During the de bate on naval expenditures in the house of Common! this afternoon. Premier Asquith reiterated that it was tho de sire of the British government to como to a friendly agreement with Germany looking to the curtailment of arma ments. "I wish," said the prlmo minister, "that an arrangement could be arrived at with Cjermany for a reduction of the vast naval expenditure. This gov ernment has approached the German government on the subject, but the latter can do nothing owing to the naval law on Its statute books. That being so, we must mako our program accordingly." Mr. Asquith repudiated the sugges tion that the British expenditure was In any sense hostllo to Germany. He declared that the relations between the two countries were most cordial and pointed out that by April, IM3, Great Britain would have only twenty five Dreadnaughts to Germany's twen ty-one, which could not be regarded as an inflated jingo program. PERU-ECUADOR DISPUTE MEDIATORS AWAIT ACTION WASHINGTON, July 14.—The con ference at the state department over the Peru-Ecuador boundary dispute, In which the Unit 7 States, Argentina and Brazil are endeavoring to bring the disputants together on a peaceful basis, pending arbitration by the king of Spain, were suspended temporarily after today's meeting. This was to permit consultation by cable between Peru and Kcuador and their representatives here concerning the representations so far made. FAMOUS KLONDIKER KILLED UNDER THREE-TON DREDGE DAWSON, Alaska, July 14.—Stewart Menzies, master mechanic of the Yukon Gold company, with large dredging works at Ogllvle bridge in the suburbs of Dawson, was killed yesterday by a three-ton dredge, which fell across his body while being swung into place by a crane. The chain gear broke. His death wa« Instantaneous. Menzies was a famous Klondlker. He previously sailed out of Portland and San Kranclßco as chief engineer of tho steamer George W. Elder. Most of his relatives live in Ban Francisco. TORPEDO BOAT DESTROYER EXCEEDS REQUIRED SPEED WASHINGTON, July 14.—With its contract requirements calling only for a speed of twenty-eight knots an hour,; the torpedo boat destroyer Roe made thirty-one knots in Its standardization tests off the • Delaware breakwater course, according to,a report received today at the navy department from the board of inspection. The hoe Is the first destroyer of (he exclusively oil burning: type. The standardisation tests will be followed by otaeri of • different nature. —-■—• ; —.