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vol. xxxvi. - PRICE: 50 CENTS btoawuhr
M'MIIKK 3. iltlV^Hi. DU V^HiiM 1O I'EK MONTH
Commander of New Hampshire
Publishes List of Those
Swamped in Hudson
R. Karl Saves Four Lives Before
Going Down-Court of In
quiry to Fix Blame
[Associated Press]
NETW YORK, Oct. 2.—There -waa giv
en out from the battleship New Hamp
shire tonight a list of 29 men who
are supposed to have perished by the
swamping of a bargo which was be
ing towed to the vessel at anchor in
the Hudson river last night.
Appended to this list are tho names
of 11 men who aro still absent, but who
were not recognized as having been in
tho swamped boat.
Capt. ThomitH S. Rogers, In command
of tho New Hampshire, gave out the
list with this briof introduction:
"The following is tho list of the men
missing from yesterday's liberty party,
who aro thought to have been in the
boat that swamped last night."
The list follows:
DOUR, W-, seaman, Philadelphia.
BOYLAN, J. R.. ship's cook, fourth
class, Brooklyn.
EUIIART, J. F., gunner's mate, third
class, New York.
TUNER* J., water tender, Brooklyn.
WHITE, P., seaman, New York.
AMATUSIO, 0., seaman, Avondale,
BLUMGREN E. F., seaman, Worces
ter. Mass.
lIKNNER, J. A., coxswain. Green
Creek. N. J. ' „ .
BAILBJT, H. S., shlp'B cook, third
class, Ansonia. Ohio.
BAKEMAN, P. F. 0., fireman, first
class, Grosso Polnte, Mich.
BON FALL, T., ordinary seaman,
BROWN, 0., gunner's mate, first
class, Boston.
COMBS, H.i gunner's mate, second
class, Springfield, Ohio.
DONOHUK, P. J., marine private,
Limerick. Ireland.
GREENE. J-. oiler, Cleveland, O.
HEY, N. S., ordinary seamun, Woon
socket, R. I.
JOHNSON, M.. fireman, first class,
KARL, R., painter, third class, Cleve
land. O.
KNOWE, J., marine private, *no resi
dence, no next of kin.
HAMPLEYi A., coal passer, Rich
mond, Va.
PASPIESKI, J. F., ordinary seaman,
Erie Pa.
RICHARDSON, W. A., electrician,
SIEBER, E. W., ordinary seaman,
SEALS, M. T., electrician, Columbus,
TURNER, E. J., seaman, East Liver
pool, Ohio.
UEHLIN, T. J., ordinary seaman,
WENNER, R. J., fireman, first class,
Fullerton. Pa.
BLIGHT, N., coal passer, Roxbury,
DAVIS, C. A., ordinary seaman, Lu
bec. Mo.
"It Is not certain," comments Captain
Rodgers, "that these men were lost, as
two of thorn originally on the list re
turned today."
The names of eleven missing who
were not recognized as being in the
boat follow:
C. J. Canigan, seaßian, New York;
F W. Herron, coal passer, Brooklyn;
E L. Gordon, seaman, Far Rockaway,
N V.; E. A. Herbert, ordinary sea
man; L. Johnson, coppersmith, Wil
mington, Del.; J. A. Legel, coal
passer, Philadelphia; D. Mahoney, or
dinary seaman, Wilmington, Del.; J.
J. McAdams, coal passer, Philadelphia;
C S. Thompson, fireman, Blooming
ton N V.; J. Van Peer, fireman, Pat
erson, N. J.; A. R. Chambers, marine
private, Worcester, Mass.
According to Captain Rodgors, no
arrangements have been made for the
funeral of any body when found, but
us picked up they will bo taken to
the bospital ship Solace, now anchored
in tho Hudson. They will be held there
until claimed by relatives or friends.
All tho next of kin of the missing
men have been notified, but If any
of these turn up a second telegram
will be sent, giving the good news.
Relatives will also be apprised by wire
when a body is recovered.
The mother of Midshipman Cheva
lier, who was in charge of the swamped
boat and who collapsed after saving
twelve men, arrived in New York to
day from New Bedford, Mass., and
spent most of the day with her son.
He is still shaken after the extreme
mental and physical strain,
.It. Karl, one of the men supposed
to be dead, is credited with having
saved, four men. Karl was a big fel
low and. a good swimmer. In the
water he held up two men until two
life preservers came his way. He
gave these to the boat and then swam
around and found two other men who
were exhausted and " sinking. - These
he held up until they .were picked
up by- a boat. ; '"
Still regardless of his own safety,
ho did not attempt to get aboard for
fear of overloading the boat. Nobody
seems to have seen him afterward.
The account of his bravery was given
by his shipmates.
All day today police boats dotted
the river above West 157 th street, their
crows grappling for bodies. Their
efforts were in vain. ■ .
Not one body was recovered. Old
river men said they were not sur
prised, for when the accident occurred,
they declared, the tide was runningl
out like a mill race.
It probably^will be several days be
fore more bodies are found. „ ..
Along- the water *:ont In the vicinity
of the accident crowds gathered today,
rushing hither and thither seeking' in
formation. Many women were among
them, anxiety depicted on their faces.
(Cu-itUiueU on l'sce 'Iwoj
A. Ernest Garcia bring* news of big
(placer strike at Nogales. PAGE 1
Man explaining tnedhanlsm of rifle ac
cidentally shoots brother, killing him.
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Dr. J. Whttcomb Brougher delivers ser
mon on relation of dress to welfare of
mankind. PAGE 8
Central Dark will be made beautiful at
traction for winter season. I'AGB 8
Rev. lloduln of First Unitarian churoh
eulogizes Thorn Paine. PAGE 8
Fostorflce Inspector O'Connell arrives
and tells of operations of Simon Her
zlk. accused of using malls to de
fraud. . PACJE I
"The Eternal Three." a new play by -
two Imh Angeles authors. Is being
staged, at Burbank. PAGE} 12
Democratic Candidate Bell denounces dy
namite outrage as planned by sinister
minds. PAGE 3
Police believe bomb was hurled outside
or placed through window at Times build
ing. ' PAGE 3
Henry Lees, erroneously reported missing
In list of Times victims. Harry Flynn Is
not accounted for. PAGE 3
Thousands of churchgoers hear Impressive
sermons on Times building explosion and
express sympathy for relatives. .FAG 13 t
About 2500 delegates to bankers' con
vention arrive. PAGE 10
Mayor Alexander raises reward for ar
rest of Times dynamiters from 12500
to $10,000. PAGE] 3
Theaters. . PAGE 12
Society. ■% , PAGE II
Mining and oil fields. • PAGE a
Sports. ■ PAGES 8-7
Editorial and Letter Box. . PAGE 4
W. C. T. V. V PAGE 12
Classified advertising. PAGE 11
City brevities. PAGE 5
Churches. PAGE 8
Mother's congress. PAGE 9
Pasadena merchants will meet tonight to
perfect plans for big autumn display.
. ' PAGE 10
Miss Carrie Shaffer of Santa Monica leaves'
note threatening to take life, and disap
pears. PAQB 10
Japanese hold celebration at Venice. PAGE 10
Long Beach organizes a Bell-Spellacy
club. PAGE 10
Two cruisers of Japanese navy expected
at San Pedro from Yokohama In month.
Two factions of San Bernardino Repub
licans strive for honor of entertaining
Hiram Johnson. s • ■ PAGE 10
. i >*
Military studies at Ataseadero will be be
gun today under direction of regular
army officers. PAGE 2
Bandit wounds three persons In saloon
holdup and l.i -captured by police few
minutes later. ■ PAGE 1
Special session of state legislature will
convene today, at Sacramento. . PAGE 2
San Diego Typographical union de
nounces Governor • Olllett for accusing
union men of Times disaster. PAOB} 8
EASTERN v „„..,,_,,
Commander of battleship New Hampshire
publishes full list of those drowned In
Hudson river. PAGE 1
Nassau county supervisors may cancel Van
derbllt race of October 15. PAQE 1
Politicians In Cuba plan to Insure peace
ful presidential election In November. •
Consolidated Midway will soon add to Its
production. • PAGE 9
Anaconda mine at 29 Palms may get wa
ter from well now being drilled. -PAGE I
Pyramid No. 2 In Santa Paula shoots oil
over derrick. MgS PAGE 9
McKlttrlck pipe lines are congested.
Golconda company at Klngman, Ariz., com
pletes forty-ton concentrating plant.
City Executive Says Officers Are
Bending Every Effort to
Solve Mystery
Mayor Alexander yesterday noon
raised the reward offered by the city
for the apprehension of those guilty of
causing the Times disaster from $2500
to $10,000. The mayor made this raise
in the reward offered after considering
all phases of the case, having come to
the conclusion that anyone connected
with such a crime would not be
tempted to reveal details by the sum
first offered. It is hoped that the
added amount will prove alluring
enough to make some one of those
connected with the affair confess. No
promise of protection for turning
state's evidence is held out, however.
The city officials are doing all in
their power to unravel the mystery.
Mayor Alexander and Chief of Police
Galloway having spent the entire day
yesterday directing the work of
possible clews. Just what is being
done they would not reveal last even
ing, except to state that unusual
emergency action is being taken.
"To tell whae we are doing would
bo utter folly Just at present," the
mayor said last evening at the Alex
andria, "especially as nearly all our
moves so far have been of a secret
nature. To publish our plans would
undoubtedly warn those for whom we
are searching of their danger and re
sult in their escape.
"From all appearances the -Times
building-'-was wrecked by dynamite,
and such is the general opinion. Every
clew, even the slightest and most re
mote, is being run down.
"The money appropriated by the city
council to aid in unearthing the per
sons responsible for the terrible affair
Is being used, we believe, to the best
♦-*♦ I
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 2.—Having
served as president of the National
Municipal league for seven years,
Charles J. Bonaparte, attorney general
under President Roosevelt, announces
he will rtlre from office. His suc
cessor will be chosen by thu league
November 14-18.
Force of Workmen Engaged in Removing Body of One
Explosion Victim from Ruins of the Times Building
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Los Angeles Man Stakes Claim.
Brings Glowing Tale from
Arizona Town
Rich strikes of placer gold in and
around Nogales, Ariz., recently made
have set that town and surrounding
district in a state of frenzied excite
ment. So says A. Ernest Garcia, 518
South Los Angeles street, who arrived
from the border town yesterday.
"I am surprised that Los Angeles
has rot heard about the strike," siiid
'Garcia iaat nigth, "It Is trio principal
subject of conversation throughout
the southern part of Arizona just now,
and many are rushing to Nogales by
train and automobile. I staked out a
claim before I came away."
It is said that samples taken at
random on the surfaces when" tested
give values of from $20 to $155 In gold
per ton. These values represent dirt
tested east, west, north and south of
the town within a radius of probably
a mile.
The excitement following the strike
has caused everybody, from govern
ment officials stationed there to^Mex
ican laborers, to take up claims.
The discovery was brought about in a
queer manner, accirding to Mr. Garcia.
As the story goes, Alphonse Bacheiler,
an old-timer, once saved a Papago
Indian's life and the Indian never for
got his benefactor.
On his dying bed, as a last request,
he asked his son to find Bachelier and
show him where the riches of the tribe
lay at the white man's feet.
The Papago tribe inhabited at one
time all (ft southern Arizona and north
ern Sonora, and it had often been told
that they had washed gold from the
dirt of what Is now the Nogales town
site, but no credence was given to the
story by the white men who settled
in the district. With the arrival of
the white men the Indians retreated
southward to the Altar district in So
nora. * "
Bachelier, with several friends, ac
companied the Papago's son to the lo
cation of the ground that the dying
Papago had told his son contained Im
mense riches. Here they staked out
claims, which was noticed by the com
munity and led to every one testing
the dirt, resulting in a general staking.
The investigatio7i by expert mining
men that followed definitely settled
the richness of the strike, asserts Gar
cia, and now mining men from all
ever Arizona are flocking into Nogales
and the population of the town is
growing with every incoming train.
Conservative mining men who have
arrived in the town, it is understood,
have estimated that the claims will av
erage $11 to the toa in gold, which will
give a wide margin of profit in the
operations computed at $2 per ton.
John F. Seymour Succeeds Martin
as Head of Frisco Police
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2.—When the
police commissioners meet tomorrow to
nil tho vacancy created by the resig
nation of Chief of Police John R. Mar
tin, John F. Seymour, chief of Wells-
Fargo company's detective bureau and
formerly captain of detectives in the
city force, will be named.
Capt. Seymour today confirmed the
rumors that he had been chosen at a
conference of the city officials.
"I made my proposition to those who
approached mo anti they accepted It,"
he said. "I told them that I would take
the place, provided tho department was
purged of all politics and that no other
city official in any other department
would be permitted to have a voice in
the administration of the affairs of the
office of chief. I told them I would dis
charge my duties honestly, efficiently
and without fear or favor."
Seymour was in the police depart
ment for eighteen years under Chiefs
Lees, Crowley and Sullivan. He left to
accept a place with the Fair estate,
and recently became associated with
the express company.
Interest in the developments
following the dynamiting of
the Los Angeles Times office
was so intense yesterday that
the entire morning edition of
The Herald was exhausted by
8 a. m., and this despite the
fact that many thousands of
extra papers had been printed.
So great was the demand for
news of the search for bodies
and the efforts being made to
capture the fiends who pecpe
trated the outrage \that The
Herald published at 7 o'clock
last evening an e^tra edition,
filled with news of the disaster.
This,edition was soljj before 10
o'clock last nighty
Three Slightly Wounded in Saloon
Robbery, but Others Help
to Take Thug
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2.—Following
a daring holdup of the saloon of Gio
vanni Giohotto, during which he fired
several shots into a crowd of 13 cus
tomers, slightly wounding three men,
George Smith, a young teamster, was
chased through the Afreets early this
morning by policemen in an automo
bile, and arrested. He is held on a
charge of assault with intent to rob,
and three charges of assault with in
tent to kill.
Smith entered the saloon and, brand
ishing his revolver, lined Glohotto and
his patrons along the wall. He start
ed for the cash register when one of
the men broke from the line to escape,
and Smith began shooting. Salvador
Basso and Glohotto were struck in
the forehead, and Frank Sullivan suf
fered a superficial wound in the chest.
After shooting, Smith ran from the
place and his victims followed him.
The officers impressed an automobile
into service and joined in the chase.
Oakland Nurse Only One of Party
Seriously Hurt
CENTERVILLE, Cal., Oct. 2—Miss
Anna Kelly, a nurse from the Necrop
olis sanitarium In Oakland, was seri
ously injured, and four other persons
slightly hurt today when an automo
bile in which they were riding skidded
and turned over on the county road
near here. Dr. J. Shannon, owner of
the machine; Mr. and Mrs. A. Hill of
Eureka, and Miss Frances Patton of
Oakland were the other members of
the party. Miss Patton was hurled
20 feet and sustained lacerations of
the legs and body. The others were
badly shaken up.
Dr. Shannon, who was driving, lost
control of the machine while endeavor
ing to avoid a team, and the car
toppled over.
SAN JOSE, Oct. 2.—Dr. George F.
'Witter, a prominent practicing physi
cian of this city, was knocked down
and killed in front of his home on South
Tenth street tonight, by an automobile
driven by William Johnson of tills city.
Witter stepped off the car dirtctly in
the path of the automobile. Ho waa
returning from the services of the True
Wfo church.
Nassau Officials Will Hold Special
Meeting—Barney Oldfield Ar
raigns Management
NEW YORK, Oct. 2.—The board of
supervisors of Nassau county, Long Isl
■and, will hold a special meeting to
morrow to consider the advisability of
canceling the permits for the grand
prize automobile race, scheduled to be
held over the Vanderbtlt cup- course,
October 16.
iVotivittwtanding yesterday's list of
four dead and more Unit--29 Injured.
Incident to the Vanderbilt race, A. R.
Partington, .general manager of the
Long Island motor parkway, is author
ity for the statement that nothing but
official interference shall stop the grand
Several drivers booked to participate
in the event have demanded mere ade
quate policing of the course, and to
night William Plckens, manager for
Barney Oldfield, gave out the following
message, which he says Oldne'd sent
from Chicago:
"Withdraw my entry from grand
prize race unless course will be guarded
completely by troops. I am unwilling
to risk my neck and car."
Oldfleld follows with a severe ar
raignment of the management of the
Vanderbilt, whom he says, "spent noth
ing to safeguard drivers and spectat
ors." .
The foregoing from Oldfield is some
what cryptic, however. In that it was
said in New York tonight that he had
not been entered for the grand prize.
It was at first understood he would
drive a Benz car, but the Bens man
agement is said to have decided on
Hemery, Hem and Hearne as their
C. C. Painter, a member of the Nas
sau board of supervisors, will offer a
motion to cancel the permit at a board
meeting tomorrow. Any move to can
cel the race will be bitterly fought.
No more deaths of those injured had
occurred up to tonight but tho condi
tion of four persons is critical.
Thirty-Five Foreign Countries
Represented by Delegates
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2.—With dele
gates from thirty-nine foreign coun
tries present, the International Prison
congress assembled here today with
much form and ceremony.
Attorney General Wlckersham ad
dressed the delegates on the progress
toward the prevention of crime made
in this country since the last con
gress in Budapest In 1905.
That the police often were too hasty
about putting persons in jails was as
serted by Charles R. Henderson, pro
fessor of sociology at Chicago uni
versity, during his opening address
as president of the congress.
The attorney general in his address
declared that modern legislation sought
not simply to deter by making an
example of offenders, but by convinc
ing the offenders of the wisdom of
obeying the law restore him to a use
ful status In society.
DETROIT, Oct. 2.—The packet
freighter New York, operated by the
New York Steamship company of this
city, foundered this morning in Thun
der bay, off Point Aux Barques, Lake
Huron. Her crow was picked up in
yawls by the steamer Mataafa, bound
for Cleveland.
The causo of the accident is not
known, and unless the Mataafa puts
the ill-fated ship's crew off in Detroit,
the details will not be known until
the steamer roaches Cleveland early
tomorrow. The loss probably will
reach more than $75,000
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Detectives Learn of Purchase of High Power
Explosive by Two Who Are Believed
to Have Come Here
Three of the Dead Found in Debris Are
Identified; Five Men Believed to
Have Been in Plot
Detectives learned yesterday that five men were seen loiter
ing about the home of F. J. Zeehandelaar at 830 Garland avenue
Friday afternoon. Two of the men inspected the premises in
a casual manner and later were joined by three others. After a
few minutes' conference they separated and went in different
Mayor Alexander announces that reward for apprehension
and conviction of perpetrators of dynamite outrage hat been
raised from $2500 to $10,000.
Sale of ten cases, each containing fifty pounds of 80% nitro
glycerine, was made by the Giant Powder company of Giant,
Cal., to two men in San Francisco. According to the police,
the explosive was manufactured to order and was brought here
in suit cases by men who made the trip by boat.
A messenger boy reports having seen three men crouching
on a balcony of a rooming house abutting an alley near the
Times building. These men spoke in low tones and were acting
in a suspicious manner. Three-quarters of an hour later the
explosion occurred.
Five bodies were removed from the debris since the work of
removing the charred timbers, twisted iron girders and wrecked
machinery began. Two of the bodies have been identified as
those of J. Wesley Reaves, stenographer to Gen* Otis, and
Harry L. Crane, assistant telegraph editor. One body was
identified ?s Howard Courdway, linotype operator, but his
parents claim the identification is a mistake. Another of the
bodies is thought to be that at Carl Sallada, a linotype operator.
Michael Eagan, arrested by detectives on suspicion of knowl
edge of the attempt to dynamite the Otis home, is still held by
the police, although no evidence against him has been found.
The police say Eagan is a rabid anarchist and was heard to re
mark that the only way to settle disputes was with bomb and
Sermons were preached in every church in Los Angeles on
the explosion at the Times building and the murdering of many
innocent employes.
Flag placed at half mast over the ruins of Times building
in honor of the dead employes.
Gen. Otis visited the scene last night and inspected ruins.
Detectives are guarding the wrecked building and keeping
a close watch to prevent anything of value being taken away
and look out for the evidence.
Captain of Detectives Paul Flammer is having photographs
taken of every piece of twisted iron. He is doing this to aid the
experts on explosives who will endeavor to'ascertain the exact
kind of explosive used.
A double force of watchmen are guarding the plants of the
various iron works.
Many deputy sheriffs are guarding the Alexandria annex in
course of construction. Policemen and watchmen are guarding
the Los Angeles Trust and Savings bank at Sixth and Spring
streets and the new Orpheum building in South Broadway.
The police have taken precautions to guard the lives of citizens
thought to be in danger.
Arrest of one of the alleged dynamiters expected hourly;
detectives working on a good clew.
Four sticks of dynamite and a box of fulminate caps were found
by E. D. Morrow, night watchman at the Los Angeles Gas com
pany's plant in Aliso street, in a vacant house near the gas plant
shortly after 11 o'clock last night. The explosive was wrapped in
an old newspaper and the caps, in a tin box, were found in the same
package. The dynamite sticks were wrapped in dirty paper which
bore the date of August 30, 1908. Because of the condition of the
wrapping on the powder the percentage of the stuff could not be
The Maier Brewing company's plant is less than a block from
where the stuff was found.
Morrow was making his rounds and decided to explore the in
terior of a vacant house near the gas house. He found the package
in a corner of one room near the front of the place. He carried the
stuff to the central police station and turned it over to the detectives.
The police now are working on the case in an effort to trace the
ownership of the powder. It is believed that the stuff was stored in
the building and probably would have been used to wreck the gas
plant or the brewery. •
The detectives believe that the owner of the powder abandoned
the plan, fearing that the stuff was too old and insufficient to do
great damage.
A number of bodies were found by the workmen shortly after 12
o'clock this morning. The charred remains were pinned down by
tons of twisted steel girders and the laborers, after many futile ef
forts, were unable to»remove them. A steel crane will be taken to
the wrecked building at 7 o'clock this morning, when the debris will
be removed and the bodies taken out.
Five men are believed by the police to have placed the explosive
which wrecked the Times building, killing twenty-one persons, in
juring a score of others and causing a property loss of more than half
a million dollars. These same men are supposed to have placed the
infernal machine near the home of Gen. H. G. Otis in Wilshire boule
vard and to have arranged the time-bomb that was found beneath
the window of the home of F. J. Zeehandelaar at 830 Garland avenue
The work of removing the debris at the wrecked Times building
(Contlnu.U oa fas* Tlitm)
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