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YOKOHAMA, July 5.— The report is cur
rent that the Premier has resigned on ac
count of the difficulties of adjusting the
next budget.
Beported Resignation of a Premier.
Child Suffers Fatal Burns.
TRUCKEE. July 5.— While the little
6-year-old daughter of James Schwobble
was trying to light a firecracker this nflon
her clothes became ignited. Her screams
brought her mother from the house and
she endeavored to Emother the flames
with her clothes, but could not. Plus von
i.ume, a neighbor, ran to her assistance,
and. seizing the child, ran to the river,
which was but a few feet away, and ex
tinguished the burning clothing. Tho
child's logs, arms and the front part of
her body were horribly burned and there
is no hope for her recovery.
DALLAS. Texas, July 5.— L. A. Moore,
Secretary of the city of Dallas, was shot
and killed this evening by his son. Moore,
It is alleged, had been drinking and had
attacked his younger son. The other son,
Ernest, was remonstrating with the
father, who turned on him, when the son
fired the fatal shot.
Texas Boy Kills His Father.
Although physicians have made no
statement concerning Vanderbilt's in
juries, it is generally understood that no
permanent ill will reSult from the mis
hap.
PARIS, July 5.— W. K. Vanderbilt Jr.
is confined to his bed in Hotel Ritz as the
result of a serious automobile accident,
which occurred Friday while he was tour
ing near Paris.
It appears that something went wrong
with hi3 machine and Vanderbilt himself
got down to investigate. While he was
lying on the road, partly under the ma
chine, there was a sudden flash and an
explosion. Tbe chauffeur assisted Van
derbilt from his position and it was seen,
that he was badly scorched. Another
vehicle was secured and Vanderbilt was
brought immediately to Paris.
At the hotel the greatest secrecy Is be
ing maintained. Other guests of the ho
tel where Vanderbilt has apartments are
aware of the accident, naturally, but they
have been enjoined to let the news get
no further.
The accident is all the more unfortunate
at present, as Mrs. Vanderbilt is looking
forward to the arrival of an heir very
soon.
Special Cable to The Call and New Tork
Herald. Copyright. 1803. by the New York
Herald Publishing Company.
in a strange city but is worrying about
that less than about the fate of her hus
band. She telegraphed to her parents of
her trouble last night and says that if
she does not hear from Manning within
a few days she will return to her home
with them. .-» /
COLUMBIA, S. C, July 5.— The military
company sent to Norway last night re
turned to-day. They had no clash with
the negroes and report the town quiet, al
though some of the citizens there are still
apprehensive.
Quiet Is Restored at Norway.
Two San Francisco Automobilists
Have a Perilous Bide.
SANTA CRUZ. July 5.— Friday Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Levy of San Francisco had
an exciting experience in an automobile
trip from San Frandaco. They rode
through a forest fire near the Hotel de
Redwood for several hundred yards. The
flre was on all sides of them, so they had
to make a dash through it for safety.
Mrs. Levy had the hair on one side of her
head singed and the wheels of the ma
chine were scorched.
DASH THROUGH FLAMES.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 5.— Dorothy
Manning, nee Bloom, who eloped from
San Francisco a week ago with Frank
Manning, a young clerk who was em
ployed in the office of the Southern Pa
cific Company there, is now left alone
and fears that her husband has met with
foul play. She has reported the myster
ious dissappearance of her husband to
the police and they are of the opinion
that he has deserted her.
Mrs'. Manning's experiences during the
past week are of the truly romantic or
der. She lived at 1204 Golden Gate ave
nue, San Francisco, and was studying
music in a convent. Between practicing
hours she met the young clerk and fell
desperately. In love with him. The par
ents objected to the marriage, but this
did not change them from their purpose.
Manning found that he could get a good
position in Portland and they arranged
for an Immediate marriage.
Mrs. Bloom wa9 very angry with both
her daughter and son-in-law and they
left without her motherly blessing. Last
Friday she visited them In their Port
land home and the mother's love over
came her anger. She accepted Manning
and decided to . make the best of the
affair. Saturday morning she went to
Seattle. to join her husband who Is the
traveling agent for the Diebold Safe and
Lock Company.
Young Manning left the offices where
he was employed at 9 o'clock the same
morning and tne tearful wife Is now un
able to find a trace of him. Since Man
ning's arrival in the city he has told
several friends that he had over $100 in
his pocket. His wife fears that some one
has harmed him with the hope of getting
the money. She will not listen to the
suggestions ' of the police that he may
have deserted her and insists that he
loved her too much.
"1 am sure that he would communicate
with me If he Ib alive and well," she
said last night. I -v'V
The young bride Is alone and penniless
Accident Confines Young Millionaire
to His Bed and Attempt Is
Made to Suppress the
News. ; WV*i
Wife of a Former Eailroad Clerk Be
lieves Missing Spouse Met With
Foul Flay in the Oregon
Metropolis.
Explosion Occurs and He Is
Dragged Forth Badly
Scorched.
Elopement Has a Sudden and
Melancholy Ending in
Portland.
Special Dispatch to Tbe Call.
SAN RAFAEL., July 5.— District Attor
ney Thomas P. Boyd is In receipt of an
affidavit from Charles Sumner Best of
New York, son of the late Colonel Wil
liam J.' Best, who died on April 6 last at
the residence of Dr. J. D. Woods on Fifth
street, charging: Woods with murder and
robbery. It is alleged that Dr. Woods and
his sister, Mrs. Alice Cloy Woods, robbed
Colonel Best of $600 and that Woods ad
ministered poison to the sick man by
means of a hypodermic syringe and by
tablets. : . •;-';
The affidavit states that on the day that
Colonel Best was taken ill he received
5600 from the East, sent him by relatives.
This money mysteriously disappeared and
it ls'alleged that Woods has accounted for
only $10 of it. It Is further stated that
Woods was seen by servants to admin
ister a hypodermic injection to Best three
days before he died.
District Attorney Boyd has made in
quiries at the Rush Medical College
Chicago, from which College Woods stat
ed he was a graduate. Boyd was told
that Woods never was a student there.
All of these circumstances have made the
District Attorney determined to locate
the Woods people and have them brought
to San Rafael under arrest. They disap
peared shortly after Woods* engagement
to Miss Georgia Hickmott of Ross Valley
was broken off by Mrs. Hickmott. It 13
believed that at present they are in Chi
cago.
L.OS ANGELES, July 5.— Joe Montijo,
aged 26 years, of Riverside died last night
in the Receiving Hospital from strychnia
poisoning under circumstances which puz
zled the police. At first they- considered
it a plain case of suicide, but not being
satisfied they made a searching investi
gation, and now announce it' as their
opinion, that the man was murdered, but
by whom and for what motive they admit
they have not even" the remotest idea:
He was seen onAlameda street by a
policeman, and as the officer approached
him he was suddenly seized with convul
sions. He said he had just taken a glass
of beer in a near-by saloon, but had no
other drinks. He was eating candy which
he said a friend had given him, but did
not say who the friend was. He was hur
ried to the hospital and every effort made
to get a connected story of his move
ments, but before he could tell more he
suffered another spasm and died.
It has been established that his death
wag due to strychnia, and it is believed
the poison was contained in the candy, a
partly filled- box of which was found in
his possession. It Is now in the hands of
a chemist for analysis, and several <*>tec
tlves are trying to ascertain where l»Ion
tljo got it.
It was learned to-day that he had a
number of relatives in this city, and all
of them assert that the deceased was not
a drinking man, that he had a good posi
tion in Riverside and that no known rea
son for suicide existed. If the dead "man
had enemies who desired his death his
relatives do not know It. He had some
money, and one theory of the police Is
that some person put poison In his beer,
hoping to render him unconscious and
then rob him, and knowing nothing of
the strength of the poison, used too much.
District Attorney Seeks the
Whereabouts of Dr.
Woods.
Young Man Thought to Have
Been Given Poison in
Candy.
William K. Jr. Essays
to Repair Broken
Machine.
Young Husband of a
San Francisco Girl
Disappears. .
Son of the Colonel Who
Died in Marin Makes
Charges.
Los Angeles Officers In
vestigate Myster
ious Case.
VANDERBILT
HURT UNDER
AUTOMOBILE
BRIDE TELLS
THE POLICE
OF HER FEAR
STRANGE DEATH
PUZZLES POLICE
BEST DECLARES
IT WAS CRIME
SANTA CRU£. July 8. — To-day was a record
breaker for crowds von the beach. Two bands
gave concerts. To-morrow the Stockton boy*'
band will begin a week's encasement. ¦
Collision on Electric Line.
TACOMA, Wash., - July 5.— A i head-on
collision occurred on the Puyallup : elec
tric line to-night near Larchment., Twelve
or fifteen passengers were slightly cut by
broken glass, but no one was seriously
injurtd* . _ , ;, ...
Lodger TIas a Narrow Escape.
TRUCKEE, July 5.— The lodging-house
of Mrs. S. E. Varney was almost entirely
destroyed by flre last night and but lit
tle of the contents were saved. I The | fire
was discovered about midnight, it having
started in the room of a man who was
intoxicated and who was -barely rescued
from death by burning. By heroic ' work
the firemen held the flames in the build
ing where they started and extinguished
them, leaving the charred frame standing.
The loss will exceed $1000. : ¦
DEATH BELIEVES HIM
OF EFFOBT AT SUICIDE
Shasta County Settler Passes Away
While Arranging to Hang
Himself.
REDDING, July 5,-Near Ono yesterday
Samuel Lockhart was found dead In an
orchard with a rope suspended over him
as though he had planned to hang him
self. He lay stretched upon the ground
beneath the hangman's noose, which he
had not used. Heart disease had i prob
ably prevented his making use of it. He
was 70 years old, an old settler, and des
pondent because of -the infirmities of age.'
STEIKTNG SMELTEEMEN,, ( -v
CONFIDENT OF VICTOBY
President Moyer Says it Will Not Be
Necessary to Call Out th© ./Y1;;
Miners.
DENVER,, July 6.— James B. Grant,
chairman of the executive committee of
the American Smelting and Refining Com
pany, estimates the damage at the Grant
and Globe smelters caused by the,unex
pected strike of the employes at $25,000 to
$30,000. All but (wo of the elefen furnaces
in use were "frozen," and the ore ' will
have to be cut out before the furnaces
can again be used.
President Charles F. Moyer of th©
Western Federation of Miners says that
he does not think it will be necessary to
call out the miners of the State in sup
port of the smeltermen. The failure of
the Legislature to pass an eight-hour law
is given by the strikers as the cause of
the trouble, and the company Is accused
of using Improper means to defeat legis
lation. A large force of police is guard-
Ing the smelters in this city, and no se
rious disturbance has occurred, though
twelve men have been arrested for dis
orderly conduct and making threats.
WHEATLAND, July 5.— The dis
astrous blaze that began here
yesterday afternoon was un
dqubtedy-caused by flrecrack-
« ers in the hands of small
boys. The scene this morning was one of
ruin and desolation. Where stood block
after block of substantial brick business
houses and costly homes nothing re
mains but ashes and smoldering debris.
On account of the celebrations held in
this city and at Lincoln nearly all the res
idents were absent and few men were
available to fight the flames. Almost at
the start the water supply, which is fur
nished from large tanks and by pumps
driven \ by electric power forcing water
into six-inch mains, became exhausted
by reason of the power line burning and
the tanks not being filled.
Handicapped as they were, the volunteer
firemen put up a strong fight, but to no
avail. A heavy wind was blowing from
the southwest and burning brands were
carried over the town that was doomed
and soon In flames in many sections. The
entire block, of brick, fronting. along the
railroad tracks,, was destroyed with the
exception of the I. O. O. F. Hall and a
portion of the Farmers' Bank building.
The following are the losses as near as
can be ascertained at this time:
M. V. Sparks, six buildings, $12,000, insur
ance $3000: E. E. Roddan, lumber yards. S.VKM)
insurance $3000; residence. $500. fully Insured;
William Careny, American Hotel, loss $5000
Insurance $3000; J. M. Gardner, livery stable'
$.V)00, insurance $1500; residence, $3000, insur
ance $1000; I. O. O. F. building damaged $300
insured fully; C. W. Mahon, damage to dry
Roods, $200; F. W. Anderson, damaged $250-
Farmers' Bank, $2000. fully Insured; Four
Corners" printing plant, $2500, Insurance $500;
B. I. Sowell. Krocery. $6500, Insurance $4500;
?-.^u?-t?1 Brown. dru K »t«>ck. $7500, insurance
$3000; Dr. Melton, drug stock, $300. no Insur
ance; A. C. Stasrner, hardware stock, $350 in-
S U J[J5 : j - f * residence and contents.
$5000. fully Insured; Mrs.. J. Muck, residence
$2000, Insured; A. RIechers, residence, $4000-
John Stlneman, three buildings, $5000, insured;
W. H. Stone, two resldences.^barn . and out
buildings and contents, lots $5000. small in
surance; Mrs. C. Justice, two buildings. $1000-
Baptist church. $3000,, insurance $1500- J L.
Wallis, two buildings and household goods
$3000. Insurance $1250; J. M. Johnson post
office fixtures, $250. no insurance; B. F. Mon
son. household goods, $200; F. G. Dowane
household goods. $500, fully Insured; Pursell &.
Riechers, bam and contents, $1000; J. E
Blackford. household goods, $1000, insurance
Besides these enumerated, a great many
suffered damage to household goods by
removal and breakage.
Many people are homeless, but are being
cared for by the more fortunate neigh
bors. The town to-day was thronged with
people from nearby towns viewing the
ruins. The burned district will probably
all be rebuilt and some are waiting only
for losses to be adjusted, when building
operations will begin.
building and many landed through the
skylights, but with hard work this was all
extinguished.
The warehouse of cnopius & De Geus
across Third street Jrom the .Devereaux
warehouse was not so fortunate, for the
cinders which fell on the roof soon started
the dry shingles burning.
The next building lost was a small barn
-used by Lee Brothers & Co., truckmen,
for storage of hay. Five dwellings were
the fuel for the flames next! TMe tan
bark sheds, full to their capacity of tan
bark, with D00 cords belonging to the
tannery company, were in the path of the
flames and were lost. The stables of the
tanning company were also destroyed.
Then Santa Rosa Creek stopped the flre.
Across a narrow street to the east of
the Cnopius & De Geus warehouse,
which was burned, were the foundry and
machine shops of F. J. Yandle. When the
flames reached that warehouse the wind,
•which had been blowing a terrible gale
from the northwest, changed to a more
southerly course. This was the means of
saving these buildings, together with
many residences in the block. The Santa
; Rosa Tanning Company's plant was
thought by all to be doomed, and if it had
gone the Grace Brothers* brewery build
ings would also have gone, as the two
plants are very close together, but the
, change of the wind was a help in the sav
ing of these.
The California Northwestern Railway's
loss will be $90,000 and consists of the two
buildings, freight and cars. It is under
stood that no . Insurance was carried by
the railroad company. Station Agent Will
Spridgens, who lived with his family in
the second story of the passenger depot,
lost all of his household furniture and
wearing apparel, only escaping in the
nick of time. His loss will be about $1500.
He had small insurance. The Western Ho
tel was the 'property of John Doda of
Fort Ross and the valuation Is placed at
about $8000. It was occupied by B. Cot
tlni. It was insured, for $3000. The loss
at the Devereaux warehouse was only
about $100 and Is covered by Insurance.
The loss Cnopius & De Geus' warehouse
Is estimated at more than $20,000, includ
ing the goods in storage.
The Bruner and Redmond dwellings
were insured- for small amounts. The
dwellings "belonging to the tanning com
pany were Insured for about $600. The sta
ble is a loss of about (500, together with
$100 worth of hay. Tanbark is worth about
$20 a cord an- the GOO cords destroyed
makes a loss of about $10,000. All of the
tannery property was insured for about
one-half of its value. !'"£';"*
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SANTA ROSA, July 5.— The most
destructive Cre which has ever
visited Santa Rosa occurred here
this afternoon 'and the less will
amount to ever $125,000. It burned
over four blocks of territory. If the wind
had not changed its direction when it did
the loes would have been still greater, as
the large plants of the Santa Rosa Tan
nery and Grace Brothers Brewing Com
pany were In the direct line of the wind
until It changed its course.
The largest loser Is the California North
western Railway Company, In whose
freight depot the fire utarted. The pas
senger deoot was coon In flames, and,
•ritb. the help of the strong north wind. It
was not long before the Western Hotel,
across the street, was a mass of fire.
From there the destruction continued un
tii Santa Rosa Creek, four blocks dis
tant, was reached. Only the brick ware-
House of E. W. Devereaux was saved
along this route of flame.
The fire was discovered by children
who notified Conductor Frank Burns at
the passenger depot. He at once ran to
the corner of Fifth and Wilson and
turned in an alarm. In ten minutes the
entire building was ablaze. Much freight
belonging to local merchants was de
etroyed. Five loaded freight cars which
.were etanding on the Biding alongside the
building were also destroyed.
From the freight building the flames
tpread across to the paseenger depot and
there was nothing: left of that in a few
minutes. The scarcity of water retarded
the firemen in their work, and It was not
long before it was evident that the West
ern Hotel was doomed. The next build
ing: in the path of the flames was the
fireproof warehouse of E. W^ Devereaux.
The burning embers fell all' over this
VIEWS IK THE TOWN' OF WHEATLAND, IN TUBA COUNTY. WHICH WAS DAMAGED TO THE EXTENT OF
C00.O00 WORTH OF PROPERTY, WHERE A TERRIFIC FIRE STARTED ON THE FOURTH OF JULY WHEN
NEARLY ALL RESIDENTS WERE ABSENT.
Fire Starts in the California Northwestern Railway Freight Depot and
Spreads Disastrously Until It Reaches the Waters of a Creek.
Conflagration Leaves Many Persons in Town of Wheatland Homeless
FLAMES SWEEP SANTA ROSA BLOCKS
AND PROPERTY IS LEFT IN ASHES
THE SAN FRANCISGO CALL, 3IONDAT, JULY 6, 1903.
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