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Continued on Page 2, Column 3, Wrecked Steamship's Crew Safe. LONDON, Jan. '27.— The steamer report ed ashore at Abcrfrawc Point is the Ro thilde Russi. She is a German vessel,- and was bound from Liverpool for 'Cardiff. All her crew was landed in safety. SAN. JOSE, Jan. 7.— John Brady, who shot Miss Nugent at Watsonvllle, had been a resident of San Jose for some time. He had roomed in the' lodging house of Mrs. Grover. Dodge, at 206 South First Blreet, for five months. He left here Frl day.'f-He told Mrs. Dodge he was going to Watsonvllle to collect some money due him. He borrowed a shotgun belonging to Grover. Dodgc.'a 15-year-old son of the landlady, saying he would go duck hunt ing while, there. .Brady was-vcry quiet anA.\uncommuni- Brady Explained Why He Was Going to Watsonville. SAID MONEY WAS DUE. Doubt as to Whether He "Was Mur dered or Accidentally Shot Himself. NORDHAUSEN, Saxony. Jan. 27.— Prince Wolffgang zu Stolberg was found dead in the park of his castle to-day, shot to death. His rifle was near by, but It is not known ¦whether he was murdered or accidentally killed himself. Some mys tery attaches to the death of the Prince. MYSTERY SURROUNDS SAXON PRINCE'S DEATH Sentence Passed on Him for Treason Is Commuted to Penal Servitude for Life. LONDON, Jan. 27.— The sentence of <^eath passed upon Colonel Arthur Lynch; who Was 'found guilty of high treason, on Friday last, has been commuted to penal servitude for life. COLONEL LYNCH WILL NOT SUFFER THE DEATH PENALTY CHICAGO, Jan. 27. -Appeals for aid in behalf of starving Finns are made by Dr. C. J. Sorenson. surgeon in chief of the Northern Michigan General Hospital, with headquarters at Calumet. According to Sorenson no loss than 400,000 Finns are actually starving. Thousand Are on Verge of Death. Dr. Sorenson Declares Four Hundred APPEALS ON BEHALF OF STARVING FINNS This is the latest phase of the Sullivan case, which began, dragging before the department six months ago. when Pay master Sullivan was found physically, mentally and professionally unfit for pro motion. President Roosevelt disapproved these findings, and Paymaster Sullivan went before a board, which found him un fit for service. Another examination was held, with the result stated. Sullivan was at one time stationed at Mare Island and is well known In San Francisco. .WASHINGTON. Jan. 27.-Actinp Secre tary Darling to-day returned to the ex amining board at the Washington Navy yard its report that Paymaster J. C. Sul livan, when examined; did not during the examination appear to be in normal men tal condition. Acting Secretary Darling rather sharply requested that the board make a positive statement as to whether Paymaster Sullivan was or was not of sound mentality. Darling declares that it Is impossible to take any action upon any statement which is so non-committal as to an officer's condition as this one is. Board of Inquiry's Non-Com mittal Report. PAYMASTER SULLIVAN'S SANITY STILL IN DOUBT Acting Secretary of the Navy Rejects seat of one^of the latter is being con tested. This situation is deemed by poli ticians of both .parties as being decidedly adverse to Stewart's re-election. Assemblyman Carter explained the ef fect-which such a law would have upon the oil. industry, not only in Southern California, but throughout the State. ' He said there could be no' doubt that if the bill become a law it would ruin the .oil industry, for the reason that it would b«r impossible for the producers of crude oil to conform .to the test which the bill imposes. He urged the members to work and vote. against the measure, which, he said, -was -an effort to create- a monopoly in the, oil -business, which would have at its mercy every oil producer 'in the State. Assemblyman Burgess said that he saw In the bill only an effort by the Standard Oil Company to take unto Itself the busi ness of refining crude* oil and thus con tiolllnK-the oUbusiness of California. : ¦ Several of he. members stated that they had been informed that a paid 'lobby was coming. to Sacramento to work in the ln- In order that there might be no mis understanding as to the attitude of the delegation the following resolution,' signed by seven of its members, was unanimous-' ly adopted: "Resolved, That so far as the South ern California Assemblymen, are con cerned no lobby Is needed to secure un wavering opposition to the Ralston pe troleum test bill; but they will be glad to confer on the subject with any and all consumers and producers of crude oil who may be interested in the matter." This resolution was signed by As semblymen Stanton. Camp, Carter.' Good rich, Burgess, Johnstone and McCartney. The adoption of this resolution was the climax of a long discussion of the Ralston bill, during which it was stated that in the opinion ¦> of the members there is no doubt that the Standard Oil Company is behind the measure, and through it, seeks to secure a monopoly of the business of refining all the oil which is used for fuel in the State. DANGER TO INDUSTRY. This was decided to-night at a meeting of that delegation at which the subject was fully discussed, and the agreement of the members was that the bill is so plainly In the Interests of the Standard Oil Company and so prejudicial to the oil interests of the State that it should be defeated. The members of the south ern delegation therefore pledged them selves not only to vote against the meas ure but to secure such other votes against It as they could. CALL HEADQUARTERS. SAC RAMENTO. Jan. 27.—What ever may be the efforts of the professional lobbyists, who, it * is understood, are coming to Sacramento in numbers to work in the Interests of the Ralston oil bill, that measure will be opposed by the solid strength of the Southern California delegation. Special Dispatch to Th# Call Continued on Page Z, Column 5. WELL. KNOWN NEVADAN WHO WAS HONORED YESTERDAY BY- NEVADA LEGISLATURE. Men From the South Stand Firmly Op posed. Senator Savage has informed Senator Ralston that he will oppose the bill, and will use every possible ineans to secure its defeat. "It, would be impossible for me to sup port ¦ such a measure when there is so much at stake in the district which I rep resent," said Senator Savage. "I am in receipt- of numerous letters, telegrams and resolvtlons from the oil produce! s, commercial bodies and other persons and corporations throughout the oil-producing district and upon' examination of the bill I find it is a measure which I believe will cripple the oil industry of the State and practically make a monopoly of it." METROPOLIS IN OPPOSITION. The San Francisco delegation ¦. will stand against the Ralston bill if it is in troduced In the Assembly. Some of the members of the delegation have studied the bill and are opposed to it, through knowledge of its perniciousness, and the others say'that if it threatens the oil In dustry of California! as stated they will fight it and vote against it. "There is no reason: why a flash test of 150 degrees for v California- fuel oil should be estab- Supervising Engineer C. E. Morris of the Oceanic. Steamship Company and W. Hunt, chief engineer of the Independent Electric Light Company of San Fran cisco, were also invited to attend the meeting. Telegrams have been sent, to Southern California oil men to come to Sacramento and state their views. The Committee on Mine? and Mining held; a meeting this afternoon and set next Monday, evening to hear discussions on the oil bill introduced by Ralston in the Senate. 'The committee will ask the Senate for permission to use the cham ber, to hold the meeting- Invitations have been sent to , Fire Marshal Towe, John Baker Jr., Professor Edmund O'Xel' of Berkeley, • Thomas Price, F. R. King, Captain John K. Bulger and other oil ex perts to appear before the committee and enlighten' if about the flash testa on oil. terests of the bill, their remuneration coming probably from the corporations which would be most benefited by the passage of the measure. Assemblyman Stanton suggested that at the outset it should be understood that the Southern California delegation was opposed to such lobbying and that it declare Itself a unit in opposition to the bill. Assemblyman Camp presented a motion to that effect, and then reduced it into writing in the form of the resolution before quoted. The resolution was unanimously adopted. It was stated that the delegation will welcome any Information which pro ducers or consumers may have to offer against the bill, and the wording of the resolution with reference to lobbying does not apply to those whose interests are at stake. - RALSTON IS DOUBTFUL. The question then arose as to how best to proceed to combat the measure, and it was agreed that each of the members should use his influence with every other member of the Legislature to secure sup port to the cause of opposition. Mr. Car ter ¦ stated that he had been informed tl'at Senator Ral3ton, who introduced the bill, would not himself support it in its present form, and that he was open to conviction that the bill is not what It should be. The Eight while the wreck was burning was horrifying. Men could be seen in the wreckage pinned fast amid the timbers of the cars and struggling to be free while the flames roared around them.. The res cuers were powerless to aid them, as they already had been driven from the wreck by the flames. One of those who tried to take out a man pinned found that he was held down by one leg near the ankle, and seeing It would be useless to do anything else, is said to have finally severed the man's leg and then carried him to one of the parlor cars. The rescued and rescuer were badly burned. Firemrn from Westfleld were summoned by telephone^ but arrived too late to save many lives. Surgeons were called from Klizabeth. Westfleld , and Pialnfield. and there were a score on hand. The parlor cars of the Royal Blue train were con verted into a- temporary hospital. The dead, as they were taken out, were laid in a row alongside the track until means could be found to convey them to Plain field. 7 : Xt- ; ;* •¦-; The firemen after a while mastered the flames. Then the wreckage about at tracted attention' and the work of recov ering the bodies was begun. Out of the first car eight bodies were recovered. At times the flames almost reached the rescuers and their cloning took fire; but they worked on, though in constant dan cer of being killed themselves. Some of the injured were burned to death in sight of the men who were working with des peration to save them. The flames soon gained complete mastery of the laet two cars. CARSON CITY, New, Jan. 27. —Francis G. Newlands was to-day honored -with the United States Senatorship by the Senate and Assembly of the Nevada Legislature, now In session here. He will 'succeed Senator John P. Jones, whose term will expire on the third day of next March. In the Assembly Newlands received 30 votes, two of his adherents being unavoid ably absent on account of illness, and Thomas P. Hawley. United States Dis trict Judge, received 4 votes. In the Sen ate Newlands received 13 votes and Haw ley 4 votes. To-morrow the two houses will meet in joint convention «o ratify to day's proceedings and declare Newlands. elected United States Senator for six years from March 4, 190:). In the recent campaign tht? great con tention was for holdover. Senators who will have a vote in electing a successor to Senator William M. Stewart, whose j term will expire March. 3. 1903. Of the eleven holdovers nine are Sliver Demo crats and two are Republicans'; and the ] E xgrn p te d ;, :_- Baihva vs Use Half the Supply. PROMINENT MEMBERS IN r UPPER HOUSE OF LEGISLA TURE AT SACRAMENTO. rn the Central Railroad of New Jersey, near Westfleld, N. J., when the Royal I?lue line express pfowed at top speed into the rear of a local train. Immediately after the crash three of the shattered cars of the local train took fire, rendering Impossible the rescue of many of the in jured, who were pinned fast in the wreck. Many bodies are believed to have been t onj-umed. Twenty-Hire », most of them unrecognizable, have been recovered. LONG LIST OF VICTIMS. The dead taken to the morgue at Plaln fleld are: KDGAR WILLIAMS, a Nsw York law yer. C. P. THAYER of Plainfield. secretary to United State? Senator Thomas C. Platt. HARRY G. HAND, New York City. HARRY PATEEBOX of DuneUen. <1EORGE F. REED of Scotch Plains. THOMAS CUTTING of Plainfleld. ROWLAND CHANDLER of Plainfield. EDWARD FLYNN of Plainfield. In addition to this list there are many charred bodies unidentified still -at the scene of the WTeck. The list of the injured at the hospital in Plainfleld is as follow?: Edward Clark, William Sampson. Miss Lizzie Cutter, "William Dunn. George Force, Howard R. Oeorpe, Miss Mildred Everett, Mrs. D. D. Cutting. E. M. Brokaw. Miss Cora Bro kaw, Frederick Kannon, all of Plalniield. Roy Apsar and William Frederick of Dunnellen; N. J. FLYER"S PASSENGERS ESCAPE. On board the flyer all the passengers, though badly shaken, escaped uninjured exrrpt for trifling bruises. Th* train which was run into leaves New York at o:45 o'clock and runs as an to Boundbrook. making stops at Elizabeth, Westfield and Plainfleld. Be yond Boundbrook it runs as a local. The llnyai Blue train leaves fifteen minutes later, but travels at a higher speed and makes no 5tops except at Elizabeth and is prheduled to overtake the slower train just beyond Graceland. where the latter ' switches from track No. 3 into track No. I to permit the Royal Blue to pass. This evening a freight train was blocked on tra^k No. < and the local received or ders to proceed on the express track to Dunnellen and thf-re take the outside, or No. 4 track. Shortly after receiving orders the train had to stop for a hot box. which caused such a delay that when the train pot under way again it was due at Dunnellen. It had just started and was moving Flowly when the Royal Blue, traveling fit full speed, which at that point usually approximates sixty-five mi!es an hour, crashed Into the rear end. The heavy engine of the Royal Blue tore Its way into the rear car and at the same time drove the forward end of that car into the rear end of the car ahead, which in turn Tvas driven Into the third car and this in turn Into the fourth car from the rear. The fourth car was only partly ¦wrecked, but the last three were torn to Pieces. ENGDTE CREW'S HEROISM. The engine of the Royal Blue left the track and turned over on Its side, the engineer and fireman staying at their poste and going down in the wreck. They are now in the hospital at Plainfleld. The engineer is not believed to have any chance of living more than a few hours. PaF.ycnRcrs on the flyer say the en rinter applied the brakes hard a minute or eo before the wreck. The train ahead had sent a flagman tack, but It seems he was recalled when the train got under way. and although h» left torpedoes the Jloyal Blue did not heed them or else was going too fast to stop In the short distance remaining. The man who went back to flag the train had Just ewung on the rear of his train and Is among ' The^ine and the three car, which were wrecked were piled , n a heap, con taining at last one hundred dead or in jured. From the mass came fearful cries for aid. A minute later the wreck caught fire from the firebox of the locomotive. The screams of the Injured In the heap were intensified as they found themselves hemmed in by the flames. FLAMES IMPEDE RESCUE. The passengers In the two forward care vi the first train, all the men in the ex press car and every one in the neighbor hood started- at once to get out the In jured before the flames could reach them. NEW TORK, Jan. 27.— One of the most appalling railroad wrecks that has oc curred in the vicinity of New York in many years, the dead numbering at least thirty and the injured from eighty to ninety, took place io-night at Graceland, Fher on New Jersey Cen tral Railroad Crashes Into Express. About three years ago Mrs. Nugent built a palatial residence on her place near this city and in it were centered all that tends to make a happy and comfortable home. It was in this house that the unfortunate young lady received the shot that ended her life. Miss Mary Nugent was the daughter of the late Mrs. Annie Nugent. There were only two children, she and a -brother, James Nugent. Their father has been dead for several years. At the death of their mother they fell heir to an estate conservatively valued at $100,000, consist ing of valuable orchard interests in Pajaro Valley, a .'• residence and business property in v Santa Clara, and money In the San Kran cisco and .Watsonvillc banks. The de ceased girl was 28 years old and had a host of friends, who keenly regret her un timely demise. Her family was of the pioneer settlers in Pajaro Valley and all of its members were highly respected. Brady then barricaded himself In a closet and it required a fusillade of bul lets from the guns of people in the yard to dislodge him. He finally ran out Into the hall with his gun drawn In a threat ening attitude, and Valencia's well-di rected bullet from the posse ended his life. The ball struck him on the chin, ranging downward, and he was instantly killed. The body was brought to an un dertaking parlor, where it was viewed by hundreds of citizens. The murderer was about 55 years old, considerably gray and of medium bu.ild. He was dressed in working clothes. There is no reason given for the act except that Brady has annoyed the Nugent, family about money matters from time to time for .several years. .'^Yii; DEATH OF MURDERER. The murderer took refuge in the house immediately after the shot was fired and defied arrest. As soon as the news reached town officers and a posse of citi zens left for the scene. Rifles, pis tols, shotguns and other weapons were In evidence. Just whrre the desperate man was located In the house was not known, and it required great daring on the part of any man to enter the prem ises and invite death, for Brady had proved to be bloodthirsty. Notwithstanding the great risk several officers and citizens under Marshal Ras sette entered the house to search for Brady. Constable Corr, James A. Lin scott and William Valencia were promi nent among them. The assassin was finally located in an upstairs room and in an exchange of shots which followed Constable Corr came near losing his life, a charge of shot from the desperate man's gun passing through his coat, close to the right side. Bleeding from many wounds and in a dying condition, the junconscious victim was tenderly conveyed^ to *-a ciirrlase and liroujht to . tM? ;<)Uy:.*»The?1fl3ygIcUfrr3 at the Watsonville sanitarium immediately pronounced the wounds fatal. Miss Nu gent died about 2 o'clock after intense suffering. About 11-.30 o'clock this morning Brady went to the Nugrnt home, about a mile and a quarter nortftmst of this city. He carried with him a repeating single-bar rel shotgun. Miss Nugent met him at the door and lip instantly demanded $00. Upon being told that there was no money in the hou.<e, he leveled the giin and "fired at the helpless woman. The charge of shot* entered her body above the hips. Her screams attracted the hired girl, who gave an alarm that brought neighbors to the scene. ¦ •¦ SHOOTS HELPLESS WOMAN. The murdered girl was Miss Mary C. Nugent, and the person who cruelly de stroyed her life was her second cousin, John Brady of Redwood City: belleB of this region, by a mad relative for no other reason than his failure to immediately borrow $50, was avenged in blood this morning, when th"e hunted assassin was shot down by an en raged posse of citizens. •wy -^j- y ATSON VILLE. Jan. 27.— IS AS / The brutal murder of a H /fa / defenseless young wom- Kr W an, one of the spright- * Hest and most popular Special Dispatch to The Call Dead Number Thirty and the Injured Four Score. Appalling Loss of Life in Rail Col lision. Battle in a Splendid Home. The losses by fire in San Kram-lsco in the year 1D00 sank to 1321.412 28. a bene ficial falling off from the Ios3 figures of 1S0S of $878,643 33. That the decrease in loss may be fairly attributed to the sub stitution of oil for ccal fuel may ;-jb» shown in two ways. The first and direct way is to compare the total loss for th? four years succeeding 1S33 with the four jears preceding and including 1S0S. These are the two periods in which absolutely fair comparison may be made. In the first period coal was practically the only fuel. In the second the fuel was crude California petroleum to a large ex tent, especlaly in manufacturing uses. Another consideration should not fcc lost sight of. which is of significance. Thi3 is that the manufacturing plants and the Mp lumber yards of San Francisco are i:i the same general neighborhood, nearest to wharfage facilities attracting both lines of Investment. Therefore, it will be seen that the oil burners are In the most inflammable part of the city, speak ing generally. The second way to demonstrate that greater safety from fire ha3 been cn jr.yed by San Francisco since the whole sale introduction of crude oil fuel Is by the showing that while the number of oil burners has increased the building operations of San Francisco have been on a vast scale. Never before in a cor responding period In the history of the city have as many millions of dollars been Invested in erecting buildings as In the past four years. Not less than K>0, 00O.C0O, as estimated by co'mpetent ob servers, has been put into building operations In San Francisco since 1SDS. Therefore, if oil fuel had been equally a.i dangerous as coal, the fire losses, lu maintain the average previous percentage of loss to values, would have made totals In excess of those of 1S3S. The following official figures, taken from, the annual ti manufacturing and power plants in the city and a corresponding number of coal consumers had bren displaced. The of ficial figures do nothing to prove that the reduction in fire losses was not the natur al result of the change of fuel. MAKE STRONG SHOWING. Five years ago there were no large manufacturing establishments In San Francisco that were using crude oil for fuel. There are now 200 extensive v con cerns in this city burning fuel oil, a list fki^Iwhicft-"!? .-8*\Jl n here-*-ith- >^w^ per mits to use cn:de~oll for fuel in San Fran cisco have been practically all issued since May 1, 1S39, so that a period of nearly four years of actual oil consump tion is the basis of estimating the relative safety of crude oil, under the existing fash test, and coal used as fuel. In tee >ear 1S08. or during the twelve months Immediately preceding the first substi tution of oil burners "for coal heated fur races in this city, the losses by fire, ac cording to the figures compiled and pub lished officially by the Underwriters' Fire Patrol of San Francisco, amounted to Jl.4o0.0til SI. In no subsequent year, ac cording to the same official publication, have the fire losses in San Francisco amounted to much more than one-half tha total of 1S98, when coal was king. The installation of oil-burning appara tus proceeded very slowly at first, for it v.as evident that there was much to be learned, and the conservative manufac turers waited to avail themselves of the operience of their neighbors before un dertaking to substitute oil fuel for coal. Ir. the year following 1S08. when the first decided forward movement toward th-j adoption of the cheaper agency for pro ducing power was made, the tire losses fell off from $1,400,061 61 for 1S0S to $734.- C!»S. a reduction in the city's total fire damages of JW5,373 61. The showing for the next year was even more striking. More fuel oil burners had been instullfl Thousands of mechanics and scores of growing enterprises, concerning the fu ture of which bright dreams of prosperity have reasonably been entertained, have their prospects unjustifiably placed in jeopardy. The^e assertions are all easily susceptible of proof and The Call this morning supplies evidence .to sustain lu position tha: cannot be gainsaid. FIGURES PROVE CASE. Being in reality a measure that would throttle the great and growing manufac turing and producing interests of Cali fornia, it is unable to justify Itself by facts or even tenable theories. Millions upon millions of dollars of California cap ital have been invested in the petroleum producing Industry of this State. -Count less millions of money embarked In man ufacturing enterprises in California look ing' to cheap fuel as an insurance of tha maintenance of permanent ccmpetltivs local conditions have to face the possi bility of loss rather than profit If the In famous bill now at Sacramento Is ea acted Into law. now pending before the Legis lature has absolutely no ground for justi fication as a measure of public policy. Purporting to Insure the safety of tha pubMc, it ia confronted with the fact, of ficially stated, that since the us© of cruda oil has become common for fuel In the largest city in California, the fire losses have been very much less in this city than they were when coal was the only fuel. * COMPREHENSIVE investlga- J\ tion ha3 been made by Tha / % Call, which Iead3 to the asser / \ tion, without qualification, that £ the petroleum flash teat till Rich Woman a Helpless Figures Set Forth the folly of a Scheme. Senate and Assembly of the Legislature in Session at Carson Gives Him a Big Vote and Now the Interest Turns to Stewart IMPRISONED PASSENGERS DIE IN FIRE Cruel Crime inWatson= ville. NEWLANDS IS ELECTED SENATOR FROM NEVADA LAWMAKERS AND PRODUCERS OF OIL UNITE IN SCORING RALSTON'S BILL FOR RIDICULOUS TEST REQUIREMENTS MADMAN, FAILING TO BORROW MONEY, TAKES A WOMAN'S LIFE AND IS KILLED BY POSSE AFTER DESPERATE FIGHT WITH GUNS SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS. YOLTftLE XCHI-XO. 59. The San Francisco Call.