Newspaper Page Text
PRICE: 50 CENTS ■_%_?%gg__T VOL. XXXVII. NUMBER SS3 NO RESIGNATION TO BE TENDERED, SAYS BALLINGER Secretary Declares He Is Going East Merely to Attend Cabinet Meetings DENIES RECENT DISPATCH 'All Rot!' He Exclaims Regarding Story of Broaching Mat ter to Colleagues (Associated Press BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 18.—"It ls true that I am going to Washington to at tend a series of cabinet meetings which will last for about a week. But all of the members of the cabinet have been called by the president to dis cuss various matters pertaining to all of the departments. I do not know that anything affecting mo personally will be discussed at all." In this way Secretary of the Interior Balllnger this afternoon flatly denied the report recently sent out from Washington and supposedly from an authoritative source, to the effect that he was hastening to the national cap ital to attend a meeting of the cabinet, September 26, when he would put lt up straight to his .Republican colleagues either to sustain him or turn him down and that he tad determined ln the event of being sustained by the other members of the cabinet to remain in office regardless of any pressure that might be brought to bear to force his resignation, but that if the heads of the other departments failed to sustain htm he would resign, accepting their judgment as final and without waiting for the report of the- congressional in vestigating committee. DENIES RESIGNATION STORY .' When asked whether he had read the dispatch referred to, > Mr. Balllnger said:, "Yes, I read every word of it. But It is absolutely without foundation so far as I am concerned. Such a prop osition has never even occurred to mo. The report is silly, absurd, and I sim ply laughed at it." ' When asked whether he had broached the matter to any of his cab inet colleagues regarding the submis sion of the question of resigning or re maining In tho cabinet, Balllnger said: "That is all rot and I won't discuss it any further." • ■*■ "Do you intend to resign?" was "What *. have said before along that line still stands. I will not resign as long as I am sustained by the presi dent. I cannot see what connection the trther members of the cabinet can have in this matter. Certainly I have never made any such suggestion and I am Ignorant of such a suggestion having been made by any member of the cab inet, if such a suggestion has been made, which I am wholly disinclined lp believe." Secretary Balllnger passed several hours today ln looking over the Pay ette-Boise government project, inspect ing the concrete canal lining and then visiting orchards in the vicinity of Boise. He left tonight for Salt Lake and ■ then will proceed to Denver, stop ping for a short time at each place. He will go direct to Washington from Denver. - '■ > .' \r ' COAL MINERS RATIFY CONTRACT WITH OPERATORS Agreement Is Said to Be Victory for Workers KANSAS CITT, Sept. 18.— a meeting which ended at 6:30 tonight the . representatives of the miners in the' southwestern field ratified the agreement made with the operators and will resume work next Tuesday. The contract as it now stands is said to be a victory for the miners. Accord ing to the agreement, tire miners re ceive an increase of 5.55 per cent on day work, dead work and yardage. They also receive an increase of 3 cents a ton on shooting coal and an increase of 5 cents a ton on wall work. The ■ arbitration clause was finally settled by an agreement to, leave all future differences to 'W. L. A. Long, mine Inspector or Kansas, for settle ment. . '".' 'When work is resumed on Tuesday morning it will end a strike that began more -than five months ago, to settle which several conferences have *>een held. | In many of the districts of the southwestern field lt Is said the miners and their families are In wont. AMERICAN SECRETARY OF WAR WELCOMED BY CHINESE Cabinet Officer Borne in Sedan Chair Into Peking PEKING, Sept. 18.—A curious throng of ' Chinese, wearing blue shirts - and queues, in innumerable carts, on, horses, donkeys and camels, ' waited an - hour last '. evening behind the Chi nese troops lining'the route from the railway station •; through the 'great Schcln Men, the great gate of Peking, to the American legation. " <» W. J. Calhoun,' the American minister, the other members of the legation, and Chinese officials In , picturesque cos tumes, the legation ■• guard and a de tachment of imperial guardsmen met the' train which brought Jacob M. Dickinson, the American secretary of war, and party from Hankow to this city. Secretary ' , Dickinson was" borne through the gates into, the legation in a sedan . chair, while ho was heartily greeted on all sides. The program for his entertainment Is said to be the most elaborate eve ar ranged •in < honor 'of■; a foreign t official visiting the .Celestial) capital..,.,-.. LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORECAST For Los Angeles and vicinity:. Fair, Mon day; light north wind, changing- to south. Maximum temperature yesterday, 86 de grees | minimum temperature, 08 degree*. LOS ANGELES Burglars bore through roof of Silver- ■ wood's Broadway store and secure - . four suits and »10 in silver. PA OB 1 Chamber- of commerce committees com plete program for excursion to Venice next Saturday. PAGE 3 James Butler, Holy Holler faster, whose companions died following fast, recov ers appetite at county hospital. ,PAGE 3 Children vof Plain Catholic church Sun day school celebrate anniversary of Mexico's Independence. PAGE] . 3 Mrs. James Beck, whose husband slashed her neck In a rage over some trivial matter, visits him in hospital and comforts him during what ls said to be mortal Illness. PAGE 6 Convention of Pacific Coast Gas Asso ciation will be one of most successful yet held. | PAGE 5 Mrs. Clara Klmball-Stewart-McCoy- Murph la charged with bigamy and lodged In city Jail. , PAGB 5 Mrs. Sadie Rosenthal of West Twenty ninth street falls - heir to estate of $1,000,000 through death, of father ln !e[ew Tork. ' PAGB i Twelve per cent Increase In summer beach travel and many new summer . resldenta reported by electric lines. . PAGB 5 Dr. J. W. Brougher defines meaning of home In sermon nt Temple Baptist church. , PAGE 8 Truce of twenty days arranged by Chinatown's warring tongs. PAGE 13 Society. PAGE 3 W. C. T. U. notes. PAGE 3 Personal*. ; \ ' PAGB 3 Editorial and Letter Box. PAGE 4 Shipping.' .." PAGE 5 Sport*. PAGB3 6-7 Mothers' congress. PAOB 8 Churches. PAOB 8 Art notes. - ■■ ■ ; PAGB ' Mining and oil field*. PAGE 9 Classified advertising. v. PAGES 10-11 Theater*. . • " page 12 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Mr*. Mary Leidel dead and two other women Injured in collision of electrlo train and buggy near Venice. PAGE 1 I- B. Shehorn, Colton upholsterer, dies ■ of heart disease while ln surf at Long Beach. PAGE 10 Liquor Interests at Colton defeated by movement they originated. . PAGB 10 Pasadena realty board will boost cot tage garden competition at' banquet. PAGE 10 COAST Four days' celebration of Mexican cen tennial at Tla Juana closes with bull fight and ball. PAGB 3 Charles M. Schwab- declare* steel trust will not build Chinese battleships In . San Francisco plant because of labor conditions. — ■ . PAGE 2 Joint maneuver* of 4000 soldiers 'at Camp Atascadero begins with shrap nel fire and ball cartridge attacks ., today. : *\ PAGB- 2 Santa Barbara bids farewell to South ern California Editors' association fol lowing banquet and entertainment by .. mayor. >. ;/:•'' PAOB » EASTERN Commander Van Hani, O. A. A., Gen. Hilary A. Herbert, Confederate, grasp folds of Stars and Stripe's at Atlantic City. PAGB 1 Capt. Klaus Larsen makes successful trip through whlrpool rapid* -at Niagara ln motor boat. s ■ PAGB 1 Snow-buffeted, ons of 13 balloons which ascended at Indlanapoll* was forced to land at Indianapolis. PAGB 1 Secretary Balllnger declares he Is going to Washington to attend cabinet meet ings and again denies resignation story. PAGE 1 Eugene V. Deb* denounces American courts and declares Roosevelt dis honest. PAGE 2 Men of Atlantic fleet ordered to bathe • and change underwear dally In action ' to avoid blood poisoning. * PAGB 2 Dr. Douglas Snyder claims that Incubator , babies died because electrlo current waa not strong enough. PAGB 2 Call Issued to states for delegates to Transmlsslsslppl Commercial congress In San Antonio, Texas, November 23-26. PAOB '2 • Former Lord Mayor Treloar of London, friend of crippled children, coming to Los Angeles on tour to study hospital methods. , PAGB 6 President Taft, on leaving Beverly, an nounce* plan for • construction of two new , battleship* and for fortifying Pan ama canal. _ ■ PAGB 10 MINING AND OIL Conservation bills are not satisfactory to mine operator*. PAGE 9 Newspaper men feast on huge ostrich eggs from Arizona. PAGE 9 Western steel corporation buys Nevada Iron property. - ' PAGE 9 COLONEL RESTS BEFORE SHOCK OF THE CONFLICT After Fair Warning to His Ene mies Roosevelt Retires to Sagamore Hill NEW YORK, Sept. 18.— gauntlet flung, the banner flown, the field picked, Theodore Roosevelt has now but little more than a week before the actual shock of conflict with the old guard in the Republican state convention at Saratoga. ' Ho returned to New York this morn ing from Syracuse, where he sharply joined issue yesterday with his critics in his speech at the state fair; motored from the city to Sagamore Hill, where he arrived shortly before noon, and spent the rest - of ; the' day with his family.. ■ ■ r '•■ *■" The colonel: refused to discuss his plans for the flght at Saratoga, or. to say whether he believes he will be suc cessful. ' . ■ ■ - - • ..-:',.-.. His references to President Taft in his Syracuse speech, in which he gave his approval to a number of the most Important acts lof the administration, are - regarded, however, •as throwing some light on his probable attitude to ward an Indorsement of the adminis tration-by the Saratoga convention. What action ho will take in case an attempt is made to indorse President Taft for a renotnJnation in 1912 is a subject on which he remains resolutely mute. Reports. that he would resist such an Indorsement .have brought forth no statements from him, except that he will have nothing to say on that point unless the question : bo raised.at Saratoga. - MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1910. TRAIN SMASHES VEHICLE; WOMAN IS DEAD; 2 HURT Mrs. Mary Leidel Fatally Injured in Collision on the Track Near Venice VICTIM THROWN SIXTY FEET Husband Learns of Accident as Horse with Fragments of Buggy Arrives VENICE, Sept. 18.—Mrs. Mary Lei del was fatally hurt and two women companions were painfully injured when the buggy in which they were riding was struck by a Los Angeles- Pacific train at 2:30 o'clock this after noon near Boycr's grove. Mrs. Leidel died two hours later at the Santa Monica Bay hospital, where she was taken in the hope of saving her life. Her skull was fractured and she sustained other injuries of a mor tal nature. v The other women, Mrs. Rose Staub ble, a sister-in-law, and Mrs. Kahlen of 1 1929 Darwin avenue, Los Angeles, received slight Injuries. Mrs. Kahlen was taken to her home at Los An geles while Mrs. Staubble is resting at the Leidel home, a short distance from the scene of the accident. CRASH ENDS PLEASURE RIDE Mrs. Leidel was the wife of Frank j Leidel, a rancher. Their home Is sit uated about 150 yards south of the road crossing which proved fatal to Mrs. Leidel this afternoon. In cTfm pany.wlth Mr. and Mrs. Kahlen Mrs. Leidel and Mrs. Staubbl, who resides with the Leldels, and her husband were guests at dinner today of John Connelly, who lives north of the rail way tracks. Following the dinner, Leidel Invited the guests to come over to the ranch and witness the thrash ing of the bean crop. It was while the women , were driving there that they were run down by the train. Staubble,- Kahlen and the tetter's young son walked ahead of the wom en's rig and were only a few hundred feet away when they heard the train pass by. Mrs. Clarence Cole, who lives near the Connelly place, was driving a short. distance behind the other women and arrived on the scene in a few mo ments after the collision. She said she did not see the car strike the buggy, but she gave a clear account of the facts In the case. Mrs. Cole said: WOMAN IHOff.V SIXTY FEET "The buggy had got almost across the track when the fender of the car struck the rear wheels. • I could not tell how fast I the - train was going. Mrs. Kahlen Jumped and this probably saved • her life. Mrs. Staubble was thrown to the ground and hurt, but Mrs. Leidel suffered the worst of all. She was thrown fully sixty feet and struck on her head on the Iron rails. The buggy was completely demolished, but the horse was unhurt. - The horse, running home and dragging a portion of the buggy, was the first inkling Leidel had of the accident. That the train was running very rapidly was the opinion of others fa miliar with the case. The distance which Mrs. Leidel was thrown by the impact, the complete destruction of the vehicle, and damage ,to the front of the . car are taken to show, that the speed was great. The approaches to the crossing at this point are hidden on both sides by trees and hedges and It Is practically Impossible to see an oncoming train -until within a very few feet of the track. The scene of the accident is known as the Ballona road crossing. .. ;'' .... INJURIES OF THE WOMEN Dr. W. M. Kendall, who attended the Injured Women, found that. Mrs. Leidel sustained, besides a fractured skull, a broken arm I and internal in juries. : He pronounced death due to concussion of thejfraln. Mrs. Kahlen was bruised and cut when she Jumped from the buggy. Mrs. Staubble suffered a broken thumb and cuts and. bruises about the face, legs and back. The Los Angeles Pacific train was In charge -of Motorman J.. H. Mizo and Conductor T. G. Ellis. The body of Mrs. Leidel was taken to the undertaking parlbrs of Bresee Bros. & Todd at Santa Monica to await funeral arrangements. Mrs. Leidel leaves no children. . She was 40 years of age. GAYNOR REMAINS SILENT REGARDING GOVERNORSHIP ST. JAMES, N. V., Sept. 18.—Mayor Gaynor was questioned at his coun try home here tonight about a letter received from him by Frank Glck, sec retary of the Saratoga county Demo cratic committee, in which he had said he must "carefully consider" the pos sibility of his nomination for governor. The mayor did not relish the subject. "I won't say a word about politics; I won't be forced to talk about the governorship," he said. [ "I don't know whether I shall be a candidate or not." HENRI ST. YVES NEAR DEATH PASSAIC, N. J., Sept. Henri St Yves, the marathon runner, narrowly escaped death in his flrst professional motorcycle race at the Clifton stadium. His machine collapsed' when he rid ing 55 miles an hour and dragged him tho length ot the grandstand. He was not • seriously hurt. SHOOT AT AUSTRIAN COUNT VIENNA, Sept.. 18.— Count Kiel mansegg. I governor of Lower Austria, hist wife 'and nephew were motoring home - from an aviation meeting -.. at Wlener-Neustadt teday, where the em peror and archdukes were spectators, a shot was' fired through the window screen of his car. No one was hurt. . CHAUFFEUR CRUSHED TO DEATH GREELEY, Colo., Sept. 18.—Caught beneath an automobile that was. over turned at a railroad crossing nine miles south of here, Elmer Rust,; the chauffeur, was crushed to death and Deputy Sheriffs Peterson and Frailer more or, less seriously Injured ' early this morning. STORM BUFFETED, ONE BALLOON IS FORGED TO LAND Gas Bag Drifter, Heavy by Rain, Compels Pilot and Aid to Seek Safety 2 OTHER AIRCRAFT DESCEND Four of Thirteen Aerostats Which Started at Indianapolis Cross Ohio River ■ WHEELING, W. Va., Sept. 18.—Four of the balloons that started from In dianapolis Saturday crossed the Ohio river at or near this city today, and a fifth landed at Unlontown, W. Va. Three balloons were seen north of the city, one flying so low that Its number, six, waa plainly discernible. The balloon which landed at Union town was the Drifter, with Albert Hols pilot and UCorge R. Howard, aide.! The aeronauts stated they encountered three storm* while flying at an altitude of about 2800 feet and crossed the Ohio river three time*. Their big gas bag was made so heavy by the rain that they were forced to come down. During the evening this note, which was dropped from the Million Popula tion Club balloon of St. Louis, was brought into a local newspaper officei "Post Dispatch. St. Louis: We are now at the 2500-foot level, traveling northeast, with fourteen sand bags left. Don't think we will be able to stay up all night. "LOUIS YON PHOT,, Pilot. , "JOSEPH P'REIXI/V, Aide." J INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 18.—Only three of the thirteen balloons that started from this city in two contest* yesterday have landed, according; to report* received late tonight. The three that have dropped out of the race are the Topeka, at 'Washington, Pa.; the Drifter, at Unlontown, W. Vn. Both entered ta the free-for-all contest, and the Drifter, piloted by Albert Hoi* of Cincin nati, has been declared st ' winner of the free-for-all race by A. B. Lambert, official starter, on the ground that the other thre" entrant* in the event were not ready at the scheduled time. ---. The eleven balloon* which hare not re ported landing are I ■ ' - - America 11, Mis* Sophia, Indiana 11, Mil lion Population Club, Pennsylvania,, Centen nial, Hoosier, Buckeye and New York, all the entrants In the championship race, and the University City and the Luzerne, ta the free-for-all event. ' '_ The Million Population Club balloon, en tered from St. Ifluls ta the Indianapolis meet and piloted by 8. Louis yon Phnl, with Joseph Rellly as aide, landed near Trafford City, a few-mile* east of Pittsburg, Pa., at 3:35 o'clock p. m. today. Yon Phol baa shipped his balloon to St. Louis. PITTSBURG, Sept. • 18*.—At least three of the thirteen balloons that as fended from Indianapolis between. 5 and 6 p. m. yesterday passed over the environs of Pittsburg late this after noon, and at dusk tonight were re ported still pursuing a course east by north, at a rate of from ten to 12 miles an hour. v : In the twenty-four hours since the ascension the aeronauts have covered about 400 miles. The only landing reported was from Washington, Pa., this evening. The Topeka had come down at 8 o'clock this afternoon seven miles south of Washington, j on account of a shower. Pilot R. S. Cole and his aid, F. M. Jacobs of Topeka, reported that most of the night they had traveled so close to others of the big aeronautical party that they could talk from basket to basket. The Topeka was entered In the free for-all event. Eastern' Ohio, western West Virgina anti Pennsylvania were balloon hunt ing today. All afternoon local news paper offices were advised from out lying districts that three balloons, sail ing high and separated by about ten minute intervals, had been sighted. The first report came from Washing ton. Pa. Two balloons had been sight ed" there at 1 p. m. and the third had passed at 1:50 p. m. They were all over 1000 feet high. .'.;.'-• TURNS IN FIRE ALARM At Cannonsburg, just northeast of Washington, the balloons were sighted by hundreds of people, and one got so excited he turned In a fire alarm. x Over the Junction of the Mon\-ga hela and Youghlougheny rivers Vlie aeronauts evidently encountered trou bles with the lower air currents and avoided them by mounting to a height of nearly a mile. At this altitude they sailed up the Monongahela valley, over the fire and smoke of numerous steel mills. ' '"•'."' ■ Between 2 and 3 o'clock the balloons were sighted from the southern sub urbs of Pittsburg, at McKeesport, at Elizabeth, Carrlck and Mount Oliver. At the extreme height it was, impos sible to Identify the balloons, and as duck closed in they were reported bare ly visible as they proceeded northeast along the course of the Allegheny river. - During the afternoon showers threat ened several times, and at 8 p. m. some rain. fell here, but at that hour no re port had been received of any of these three balloons landing. The wind held steady at about twelve miles an hour, as it had all day. '. The local weather bureau reported that, during last night the aeronauts could not have had a wind of much better than four miles an hour, but at daybreak it was almost brisk. AUGUSTUS M'CABE DIES SAN JOSE, Sept. 18.— Augustus M. McCabe. one of the best known and successful business men in San Jose, died today of a complication of ail ments. He was head of the Agricul tural Hall association, which controls the Garden theater; and owner of a large hat store : In the downtown dis trict. Wearers of Bronze Button of G.A.R. and Commander at Encampment \ ___** -^fgit".* 3^^^ i'flL« " I*^l J-\wmm\Jk P*^ *aE_r _t -ffcC. _( -1 I^Tjß% fa ../Ly' — w yjmz^ m _^ *.___\ U.S . FLAG HUGGED BY BLUE AND GRAY Commander Van Sant, G. A. R.» and Former Confederate Gen. Herbert Clasp 'Old Glory' ATLANTIC CITT, N. J., Sept. 18.— (The hotels, piers and board walk are crowded with old soldiers and their families here to attend the forty-fourth annual encampment of the G. A. R. i Commander Van Sant and Hilary A. Herbert of Alabama, former secretary of the navy nud a general in the con federate army, were the prlncjpal speakers at a large gathering of vete rans on the Steeplechase pier this af ternoon. General Herbert eulogized the members of the G. A. R. He told how the wearers of the blue and the wearers of the gray were welded together In the cause of the Union. , Commander-in-Chief Van Sant and Gen. Daniel E. Sickles both said they would work with General Herbert to bring the veterans of the north and south together. It is believed, this demonstration of friendly feeling will end the agftatlon against the placing of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Statuary hall at Washington. GENERAL SICKLES CAUSES SCENE A remarkable scene occurred with the 1 entrance of General Sickles. As he swung down the aisle the veterans arose as one man and four of his com rades lifted him, chair and all, and placed him on the platform while the band played "Dixie" and the crowd cheered. As General Sickles grasped the folds of a huge silk flag, with Com mander Van Sant, General Herbert stepped up and said: .. ' ■ "Had I been told when I was ln Antletam that in the years to come I would stand side by side with federal soldiers and grasp the Stars and Stripes with them, I would have been insulted. But I love that old flag now." Commander Van Sant said he was proud of the fact that no American army ever surrendered to anything but another American army, and declared there was no longer a north and a south, but all are one great people. • A ripple of applause greeted the men tion of Colonel Roosevelt during the GAR. leader's address. The name of President Taft was not mentioned. EVANS SAYS WEST COAST NEEDS 16 BATTLESHIPS 'Fighting Bob' Tells Newspaper Men of Navy's Needs PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 18.— like this beautiful country of yours; I like your farms and your' cities and all that, but whenever I look out over the Paclflc ocean I see what you want, and I want you newspaper men to see It from the right standpoint; you need sixteen battleships stationed on this coast, with IS all the cruisers, torpedo boats, ammunition boats and colliers that are necessary to go with it. That Is the only way that you people of the Paclflc coast can go to bed and rest easy, rest care free of the great peril— I won't say yellow peril, but green peril or any other peril, so as to be impartial." .":_*i_ With these words Hear Admiral Rob ley D. Evans (retired) impressed upon 150 newspaper men of this city today the inadequacy of the defenses of the Pacific coast at the flrst banquet of the newly organized Portland Press club. Besides Rear Admiral Evans there were present at the banquet Col. W. F. Cody, Gov. Jay Bowerman, United States Senator George E. Chamberlain, Federal Judge Charles E. Wolverton ; and other prominent officials. onVT/^T I, 1 I'nlM • DAILY 2c. ON TRAINS sc. SIN ( « lil'i tUI IJliO . SUNDAYS sc. ON TRAINS 10a BORE STORE ROOF AND STEAL GOODS Burglars Gain Entrance to Silver wood's and Leave with Four Suits and $10 The clothing store of F. B. Silver wood, at Broadway and Sixth streets, was visited by burglars early yester day morning, they having gained en trance by boring an opening in the roof and descending to the store proper by means of a rope. So far as has been ascertained, their loot comprised four -suits of clothes, two tuxedos, a. few silk handkerchiefs, several ties and about $10 in sliver, i which was taken from b, cash drawer. F. B. Silverwood had occasion to enter his store about 10 o'clock yester day morning. As he passed through the clothing department he noticed many disarranged lacks, while several suits of clothes were scattered about the floor. He hastily made his way to the office on a balcony In the rear part of the establishment. HOLE IN OFFICE CEILING Directly over his desk he saw a new made opening in the ceiling, through which a rope dangled within a foot of the floor. Several desks had been forced open. He Immediately notified central police headquarters and De tective Ziegler was assigned to the case. | The detective made an investigation, which points to two men having com mitted the crime. They are believed to have gained the roof of the one-story building In which the clothing estab lishment is located through a window "of the Elden rooming house, which ad joins Sllverwood's. Footprints loading from the window to the place on the roof where the hole was "cut plainly showed that the men had taken off their shoes in order that their walk over the tin covering might be noise less. It is believed they got Into the rooming house during the night hours when no one was on watch. TAKE CASH AND CLOTHING By using a brace and bit they bored an opening in the side of a combina tion air vamp and skylight above the store. The burglars then securely tied a rope around a small pipe and de scended to Sllverwood's. The rope dangled to the floor of the balcony on which the offices are located. It is believed the men pried open the draw ers in the desks before visiting the clothing department. A , revolver was stolen from one o? the desks, and in the main office $10 was taken from a cash drawer which had been pried open. On reaching the clothing department they searched about for their sizes and threw several suits on the floor. An Inventory of the clothing stock was made Immediately after the discovery of the burglary and disclosed the amount of goods stolen. The men evidently made their exit in the same manner as they had entered, for all doors were locked. It is believed the men who robbed Sllverwood's are the ones who entered Cawston's salesrooms at Broadway near Third street two weeks ago. At Cawston's they bored a' hole in the celling and descended by a rope to a balcony in the store. They had first entered a tailoring establishment di rectly above Cawston's. ■ They escaped with ostrich feathers, boas and fans valued at $1000. . TWO PROBABLY FATALLY HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT GREAT FALLS, Mont., Sept. 18.— William H. Lempke and B. Miller were probably fatally hurt this afternoon when a forty-horse power automobile they were driving went through a fence at the race track and was wrecked. The men were testing the car in preparation for the automobile races at the fair here tomorrow. Lempke, who was driving, attempt ed to pass another car on a turn in the trapk, was blinded by dust and lost control of his machine. The car crashed'into the fence, went over an embankment and turned over three times, i . Lempke was pinned beneath the car. Bo^h legs were broken and he was in- ternally injured. Miller was thrown clear of the car, but suffered a frac ture of the skull and other injuries. t CENTS LARSEN SWEEPS SAFELY THROUGH NIAGARA RAPIDS Captain Hazards Life on Voyage Over Whirlpool in Little Motor Boat DARING SKIPPER'S LEG HURT Craft Shoots Twenty Feet Out of Water and Plunges Over Boulders (Associated Press! NIAGARA FALLS, N. T., Sept. 18.— Capt. Klaus Larsen, in his little motor boat, the Ferro, late this afternoon made a successful trip from the foot of tha cataract through the whirlpool , rapids to within a mile of Lewlston, a distance of four and a half miles. He started from the Maid of the Mist dock at 4:45 and ran on a rock near the American shore at 30. Despite the battering of the whirlpool rapids, LArsen went through safely, but his boat was leaking badly at the finish and through the trip. Larsen Intended to start at 3 *. m., but engine trouble delayed him and besides the authorities threatened to arrest him for attempted suicide. RAPIDS HIDE LITTLE BOAT The boat swung out under tho can tilever bridge and into the whirlpool. Larsen held to the middle of the channel and in less than three minutes had reached the great pool. In the trip through tho rapids the little boat was lost to sight most of the time, but at Great Wave it was shot twenty feet out of the water. The boat landed right and continued to the pool. Lar sen kept to the outer edge of .the pool and passed down without accident. Just as he left the pool the - engine stopped working and Larsen was at the mercy of the water hardly less vi olent than that above. ' The boat swung around stern flrst and turned completely over, Larsen coming up with it, badly battered. Here, also, his leg was Injured. After that Larsen was a mere play thing of the rapids, unable to hold the course, the boat swinging from one side to the other. After going through the Devil's Hole the Ferro swung to ward the rocks on the American side, rolled over one boulder and went fast between two rocks. There Larsen stayed for five minutes, forty feet from shore, working desperately to release the craft. COMBERS POUND CRAFT Getting free, he was hit by a comber and went careening toward the mid dle. At the bend, with the Lewlston bridge in sight, tho boat drifted to ward the American side again and was then caught in the shore eddy. The Ferro grounded again, this tlmo near enough to shore to be caught by Roy Rockwell of this city, who waded into the water and caught a rope thrown by Larsen. Larsen wanted to continue the trip, but having accomplished the worst part of the Journey, he was persuaded to board a trolley to Lewlston, setting the boat adrift. ' '__ "'""V "The trip was worse than I thought it would be," said Larsen, "but I am not hurt and I will do it again some time with, another boat. My leg was jammed when she tipped over, but that's all. The engine worked fine through the rapids and I could; have made the trip in thirty minutes if it had not. stopped." v-'-- Except the old Maid of the Mist, sent through in 1864 to avoid seizure, Lar sen's is the only engine-propelled craft to have gone through the rapids. Peter Nissen of Chicago, in 1900, and C. A. Percy, in 1888 and 1891, went through the rapids safely ln barrels. No one else has ever passed through the rapids and lived. INVALID DRAGS HERSELF FROM BURNING DWELLING Redlands Woman Falls Uncon scious Just Out of Danger REDLANDS, Sept. 18.—Mrs. Charles Stewart, an Invalid, had a remarka ble escape from dpath at Grafton to day when she managed to drag herself from her burning house Just far enough from the flames before she dropped unconscious. Her two young sons were enveloped in the flames, but succeeded in escaping before they were badly burned. »—^ Fumes from a galosine stove ex ploded and the kitchen was almost im- j mediately in flames. The house Is out-' side the city limits and the fire de-' partment was not called, so the loss is total. Neighbors hurried to the rescue and picked up Mrs. Stewart, still unconscious and barely out of danger from the filing walls. Unless the shock causes complications she will. recover. . Her loss is $2000. without any - insurance. ARREST OPERATOR WHEN FOUR DIE IN COLLISION CAIRO, 111., Sept. 18.—Four men were killed and two Injured In a head-on coolislon between Mobile & Ohio and Iron Mountain freight trains several miles north of here, near Beech Ridge, 111., this morning. The dead: CLAUD ROLLINS, engineer of Mo bile & Ohio, Jackson, Term. A. CROSSNER, fireman of Mobile & Ohio, Jackson, Term. W. R. STEVENSON, brakeman Mo bile & Ohio train,. Jackson, Term. , Unidentified negro.' Witnesses testified before the cor oner's jury this afternoon that Ope rator Charles E. Clark, who was on duty at Beech Ridge,- had been drink ing when the wreck occurred and failed to transmit orders. . Clark was arrested, charged with re sponsibility for the accident. The trains were running about thirty miles an hour. Both engines and twelve cars left the track and wera demolished. .":;-- •-*..