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SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Supply of Ribbon In Exposition City
l» Exhausted and Order is Sent
to New York.
ST. LOUTS, July 19.— An official bul
letin issued to-night by the World's
Fair press bureau follows: "The
makers of the gold yellow California
badgres have found it necessary to send
to New York for a fresh supply of rib
bon to supply the demand. Over 4000
yards of the ribbon have been used and
It was Impossible to procure more in St
Zxmi* I
CALIFORNIA BADGES
POPULAR IN ST. LOUIS
Mexican Pavilion Is Damaged to Ex
tent of $3000 and Inmates Are
Panic-Stricken.
ST. LOUIS, July 19— The Mexican
national pavilion was struck by light
ning to-day during a severe storm &t
the World's Fair grounds.
A large number^pfvisitors were in
the building when the storm broke.
The flagstaff and cupola surmounting
tii«* pavilion were destroyed, but the
building did not catch fire. The dam
apre is' estimated at $3000.
There was considerable excitement
among those in the building, but the
visitors' fears were quickly allayed fcy
those In charge of the building
LIGHTNING STRIKES FAIR
BUILDING AT ST. LOUIS
DENVER, Colo., July 19.— Positive
proof that the train robber who was
killed on Divide Creek June 9 last was
not the notorious bandit, Harvey Lo
gan, has been obtained by an examina
tion of the body. The convincing
mark of identification on which the de
tectives relied was a scar on the right
wrist, caused by a gunshot wound
known to have been inflicted several
years ago. The dead man's wrist bears
no such mark.
Authorities Have Proof That Man
Killed in Colorado Was Not
Notorious Bandit.
DEAD TRAIN ROBBER
IS NOT HARVEY LOGAN
Dr. Sylvester J. Byrne, registrar of
vital statistics for Brooklyn, said that
from noon on Monday to the same hour
to-day the department received reports
of eighty deaths. The average for this
time of year is about seventy. Many
of those who died, he said, were chil
dren or aged and weak persons, who
easily succumbed to the extreme heat
In the tenement districts of Manhat
tan many infants were to-night re
ported in a critical condition. Every
living creature in the city suffered.
Scores of horses gave out during the
day and wherever men or women were
required to do any kind of hard labor*
Indoors or out, their suffering was In
tense. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon
the mercury stood at 93 above zero
on the roof of the Weather Bureau, but
down In the street, where the eun was
felt and where breezes did not reach,
it was seven or eight degrees higher.
Uptown at that hour the registered
temperature was an even 100 degrees.
At intervals all day fresh breezes
were wafted through the heated streets
and greatly relieved the severe burn
ing of the sun. The humidity, too,
was - much less than on Monday and
that made the strong heat more en
durable. Thousands swarmed Into the
parks and every spot along the water
front wfiere bathing was permitted was
thronged with men and boys until a
late hour. In all the downtown parks
the police permitted the benches to be
used for beds and hundreds of weary
bodies spent the night there under the
trees.
Hundreds of babies and small chil
dren were taken to the floating and
seaside hospitals for relief. A floating
hospital goes out of the city each day
and to-day there were twice as many
little patients as could find passage.
Every bed at the Seaside Hospital is
occupied.
CHICAGO, June 19.— The hot wave
gave way to cooling breezes to-day.
The temperature averaged 10 degrees
lower than during the past two days.
Moderate summer weather is the fore
cast. . - ,
Reports from the Bureau of Statis
tics to-night showed that in Manhat
tan the number of deaths during the
preceding forty-eight hours was much
larger than the average during the
heated term, while In Brooklyn the
number of deaths more than doubled.
NEW YORK, July 19.— Twelve
deaths, six of which occurred in Brook
lyn, with scores of prostrated persons
taken to hospitals, was the record of
the Intense heat in New Tork City to
day. Hundreds of adults and children,
whose names were not on the records
of the hospitals, were in a critical con
dition, and it is likely that to-morrow's
death list will be much larger than
that of to-day, unless the weather mod
erates.
Temperature of San Francisco yes
terday: Maximum, 66 degrees; mini
mum, 52 degrees.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Infants Crowd the Hospitals and the
Parks Become Great Gamps
at Night.
The Bcale was at first believed to be
a Joke. The miners' officials conferred
with him and obtained a partial modi
fication, but still with a 16-cent reduc
tion.
When it became apparent that a
strike of large proportions, one that
would stagger the industry and one in
which human life might be lost, was
Inevitable, an exodus to Christopher,
a small town six miles distant, was be
gun. In one place a new city has been
established. It is composed of tents,
but M. J. Turner has been elected
Mayor and all minor officials have been
sworn In. Here it is that the miners
who are fighting Leiter will make their
campaign headquarters.
The town is only a short distance
from the atocka.de and it is the belief
that the struggle will result In an out
brak In which human life and property
will greatly suffer.
Leiter has constructed one of the
most modern coal shafts in the United
States. His interests are at present
more than a million dollars. Just as
soon as his mine was ready to open,
when he thought that 8000 tons of coal
could be hoisted daily, Leiter issued an
ultimatum to the men which was a
reduction of 18 cents a ton in mining.
Leiter's troubles with the coal min
ers reached its first serious point on
July IS, when 150 strikers and their
families were evicted from their
homes in Zeigler. The men had de
fied the owner of the property and he
in turn declared that he would recog
nize no union rules that interfered
with his own way of conducting his
business.
The stockade, when completed, will
be a formidable affair. It is now near
ly finished and when the last nail is
driven the great fence will be sur
mounted by live electric wires. The
electrical charge in the wires will be
sufficiently strong to stun an ordinary
man, but not strong enough to kill.
CARBONDALE, 111.. July 19. — In
his war with the union miners in his
coal camp at Zeigler, Joseph Leiter
has established what is practically a
principality or feudal estate. Seven
thousand five hundred acres of coal
land are owned there by Leiter and
the entire tract is now being inclosed
by a stockade. No person is permit
ted to enter Zeigler without a permit
from Leiter. and twenty-five telephone
.stations have been established around
I he place. These are in charge of
arme<3 detectives from Chicago and if
a daring: man or woman is rebuffed
at one point alarms are sounded on
all the telephones and armed-detec
tives are immediately on the alert to
sstop the trespasser.
BpecUJ Dispatch to The CaU.
Great Fence Erected by His Order Is
Surmounted by Lire Electric
Wires.
Scores of Prostrations Due
to tne Intensity oi
Sol's Rays.
Armed Detectives Are on
Guard to Keep Out
Strikers.
Death List in New
York Increases
Daily.
Letter's Mine District
Now a Feudal
Estate.
HEAT KILLS
AGED FOLK
AND BABES
STOCKADE
SURROUNDS
COAL CAMP
VTar News Continued on Page 2<
LONDON, July 20.— The Constantino
ple correspondent of .the Standard says
It; Is now stated! that | the" Russian
guardship ; Chernbmoretz • has' gone ¦ to
relieve a : jjunboat at Piraeus. Other
Various Subterfuges Employed to Put
.... Black Sea Fleet Into Service.
CZAR RESORTS TO TRICKERY.
LONDON, July 20. — The Daily Mail
this morning prints a dispatch from
Buenos # Ayres, dated July 19, saying
that the .armored cruisers Garibaldi
and Pueyrdon, sister ships of the Nis
sin and Kaisuga, which were pur
chased 4 by Japan prior to the war,
have been sold to. a French firm, but
that the real purchaser is the Russian
Government.
Argentine Republic Sells Two War
¦ .ships, Presumably to France.
RUSSIA BUYING SHIPS.
NOTHING SPARED TO
SAVE INJURED MOTHER
Aged Woman Is Conveyed to Her
Home on Special Train Equipped
as a Hospital.
CHICAGO, July 19.— A private car
equipped with the finest of hospital ap
pliances, in charge of skilled physi
cians and trained nurses, a speedy run
on a limited express train half way
across the continent, and the return
trip as speedily made to his summer
home at Lake Geneva, where were all
the. luxuries and comforts that money
can provide— this is the story of Jamea
Hobart Moore's effort to save the life
of his aged mother, Mrs. Rachel A.
Moore, who was badly injured about a
week ago at her old home in Green, N.
Y., in a runaway accident.
Mrs. Moore's condition has improved
to such an extent that Dr. Williams
has returned to New York. Moore is
staying with his mother at his summer
home. He considers her recovery as
remarkable, considering her age.
MUTE E\ T IDEXCE OF
DISASTER TO NORGE
LONDON, July, 19.— Two more life
boats of the Danish steamer Norge
(which foundered June 28 off Rockall
Reef, twenty-nine milea from the Scot
tish mainland) have been washed
ashore on the Orkney Islands. Both
jvere emptr „
> _" Continued on Paso 2, Column J.
LONDON, July 20.— The Times' Tokio
correspondent, cabling under date of
July 19, says:
i "Japanese military critics expect re
newed efforts by General' Kuropatkin
to recover the Motien positions, which
are essential to > the security of his
army if it remain in the present posi
tion." ; -
The correspondent adds that it is ru
mored in Tokio that three Japanese
torpedo-boat destroyers have Y sealed
the Liao River, where the Russian gun
boat Sivoutch and a- Russian torpedo
boat destroyer are anchored.*
Kuropatldn Imperiled While Kuroki's
Army Holds the Pass.
MOTIEN OF STRATEGIC VALUE.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 20.— As an
outcome of Lieutenant General Count
Keller'B engagement at Motien Pass
the military experts are convinced that
there has been a rearrangement of the
Japanese forces and a change in the
Japanese plans in favor of a flanking
movement on Liaoyang, rather than a
direct movement on Tatchekiao. ; This
change, coinciding with the arrival of
Field Marshal Oyama, leads the ex
perts to attribute it to the new com
mander in "chief. Whoever is respon
sible it is admitted that the Japanese
are showing an appreciation of the
present aspect of the campaign. Hith
erto General Kuropatkin has been able
to mislead Generals Kurokl, Nodzu and
Oku and to induce them to expend
their greatest energy where it would
do the least harm. '
The center of interest has again been
transferred to Liaoyang and the Rus
sians are able. at this Juncture to re
gard the situation with proper equa
nimity. The Liaoyang position" is of
such strength that Kuroki's advance
would be rather .welcomed by General
Kuropatkin. It is probable that Kuro
patkin ordered , Keller to attack with
the view of drawing oa the Japanese,
Just as he sent General Stakelberg to
draw them up from the south.
powers effect the relief of their guard
ships by sending ships here to meet
them. The Chernomoretz may call or
even stay at Piraeus, says the corre
spondent, adding:
"But we may expect soon to see her
employed in active service."
The correspondent continues: "The
infractions, of the .treaties of Paris and
London by the Smolensk and the St.
Petersburg are causing astonishment.
Only a month ago a British yacht was
compelled to disembark two toy can
non before , being : allowed to pass
through the Dardanelles."
TOKIO, July 20, 10 a. m.— The armored cruisers Bossiay, Eurik and Gromoboi
of the Russian Vladivostok squadron passed through the Tsugari Strait into the Pa
cific Ocean to-day. /
MUKDEN, July 19.— The best information received here indicates that the siege
of Port Arthur is betng much more closely pressed, and there are extravagant rumors
of losses on both sides. A letter received from Port ¦Arthur shows that the besieged
have implicit confidence in the ability of Lieutenant General Stoessel to keep out the
Japanese.
LONDON, July 2O.-r-The Daily Chronicle this morning prints a dispatch from its
Yinkow correspondent saying that the reinforcements for which General Oku has
been waiting are now being disembarked under the protection of seven Japanese
cruisers. A fresh landing of troops, the dispatch says, is being effected to the north
of Port Arthur also, and important events may be looked for this week
General Oku Receives Reinforcements ancl Final Assault
Upon Port Arthur May Be Attempted
During the Present Week.
They were the guests to-day of Regi
nald and Alfred Vanderbilt at the lat
ter's farm. Sir Archibald is the fifth
baronet of his house, which was creat
ed a baronetcy in 1774. He owns about
9S0O acres, including Dundreath Castle.
Lady Edmondstone is the eldest
daughter of G. Stewart Forbes.
NEWPORT, R. I., July 19.— Sir
Archibald and Lady Edmondstone of
London have arrived here on a tour
round the world and after a brief stay
will turn their course westward, where
they will visit the St. Louis exposition;
New Orleans, of whose beauties and
charms they have heard so much;
Kansas City, Omaha, Dallas, Los An
geles, San Francisco, Yellowstone
Park, Portland and other cities; also
the picturesque mountain regions and
canyons of the Southwest and thence
to the Pacific coast. They are being
extensively entertained here and are
overwhelmed with invitations.
stone Arrive on a Tour of the
American Cities.
Sir Archibald and Lady Edmond-
ENGLISH ARISTOCRATS
LIONIZED AT NEWPORT
DES MOINES, la., July 19.— E. M.
Ellingson, a wealthy commission mer
chant here and one of the most influen
tial Swedish citizens of the State, has
gone to Zion City for the purpose of
assigning to John Alexander Dowie,
the .so-called healer, the greater por
tion of his magnificent estate here.
.The Misses Elizabeth and Josephine
Ellingson, two society belles, daughters
of the merchant, announced at a house
party on Sunday that, owing to their
father's decision, they will have to re
tire from their social duties and enter
the business world to make a living.
Because of their opposition to their
father's plans, the young women are to
be cut off with an insignificant allow
ance which will not permit them to re
tain their former position in society.
The young ladies have withdrawn from
Drake University and do not expect to
complete their college education.
The Ellingson residence here is val
ued at $16,000 and the entire estate at
$150,000. Ellingson believes it to be his
Christian duty to give his money into
Dowle's hands.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
In addition to giving the executors
immediate control of the estate, their
application for special letters had the
effect of setting at rest ugly rumors
that were circulated to the effect that
the executors were engaged In strife
!n an effort to gain control of the prop
erty.
These rumors were the result of tha
separate petitions for letters of admin
istration with the will annexed filed
Monday by the executors. This con
dition, however, had no further signifi
cance than is contained in the fact that
the. executors retained different coun
sel. Gray being represented by W. B*.
Williamson and Mugan by E. S. Pills
bury. .The lawyers got together yes
terday I and joined In the petition for
The day before she selected an auto
mobile of a type that appealed to her
and was to have had it shipped by the
same train on which she and her
friend were to travel westward.
Those who are familiar with the de
tails of the tragedy believe that the
heiress became affected by the intense
heat in New York, and that, unnerved
and depressed since her father's death,
she was suddenly bereft of her reason,
the fatal plunge resulting.
Reaction has followed the shock that
came to the heirs when Miss Dolbeer' s
last will was made public, and yester
day these relatives kept close to their
quarters, doubtless pondering. There
Is no question that there will be a bit
ter contest waged to break the testa
ment, unless the Warrens propose a
compromise. This It Is positively as
serted they will do. The taelra art
awaiting developments and these de
velopments promise to lift aside tna
gloom that has fallen.
But one step was taken In the Dol
beer estate case yesterday. George D.
Gray and William C. Mugan, named
in Miss Dolbeer'3 will as executors, ap
plied for special letters of administra
tion upon the decedent's estate, this to
place themselves in a position to op
pose the threatened contests for the
fortune of the suicide, pending the ne
gotiations for a compromise. Judge
Troutt, sitting in Judge Coffey's de
partment of the Superior Court, or
dered that the letters issue, fixing the
bond of the administrators at $25,000.
RUMORS SET AT REST.
SELECTS AN* AUTOMOBILE.
Since the tragic passing of her younj:
friend, Miss Warren has suffered a
nervous collapse. In spite of her phy
sician's orders, the young woman who
for seventeen years had filled the
dual role of loving mother and sis
ter t6 the dead girl, insisted upon at
tending the funeral. Returning home,
she was placed under the care of a
trained nurse, who, with a specialist
on nervous diseases, is caring for her.
Yesterday her only visitor was her sis
ter, Miss Fannie Warren, who re
mained with her during the day.
That awful moment in New York Is
burned deep into the brain of Miss
Warren. Her charge had not mani
fested the slightest intention at any
time of terminating her life. In fact,
on the morning of her death Miss Dol
beer accompanied Miss Warren to the
agency for the purchase of their rail
way tickets for the expected trip to
San Francisco, and looked, it i3 said,
into the details of their issuance with
perfect intelligence and mental bal
ance.
There will probably be no mobiliza
tion of the disappointed heirs of un
fortunate Bertha M. Dolbeer to contest
her last will and testament. Educated
by the lessons of the Fair and
Blythe estate contests, in which law
yers waxed fat and devisees grew lean,
those most interested in Miss Dolbeer'a
estate — Miss Etta Marion Warren and
her mother, Mrs. Margaret H. War
ren — have recognized the wisdom of
effecting a compromise with the dis
appointed relatives. One who is in *
position to know the minds of tho
Warrens made this admission yester
day, .and in concluding said that there
could be only one condition that would
prevent such a settlement — unreasona
ble demands of the heirs.
Cannot Complete Their Education and
Are Forced to Seek Mercantile
Positions.
Young Woman That Received Bulk
of Estate and Her Mother Favor
Settlement Out of Court
Belles of Des Moines Society
Beggared by toe Act
oi Father.
Disappointed Heirs Consid
ered by Miss Dolbeer's
Devisees.
Announcement Made
That They May
Compromise.
Merchant Consigns
Daughters to Life
of Toil.
GIVES HIS
PROPERTY
TO DOWIE
LONDON, July 20. — The Constantinople correspondent of the Daily Mail, in a dispatch dated July 18, says: "A Russian cruiser has just passed through
from Odessa with several guns covered with canvas on her deck. She also carried torpedo tubes." The Suez correspondent of the Daily Mail, under date of July
19, says: "The German steamship Sambia, it is stated, has been seized by the Russians and is expected here tomorrow."
JAPANESE KILLED BY SHELL FROM ONE OF THEIR OWN HOWITZERS IN KULIENCHENG BATTLE |
WARRENS
TO AVOID
CONTEST
RUSSIA SENDS BLACK SEA CRUISER
THROUGH THE DARDANELLES STRAIT
THE TKSATSB3.
Alcazar — "The Prisoner of
Zenda."
California — "A Thoroughbred
Tramp."
Central— -"Bobert Emmet."
Colombia — "Cousin Kate" and
"Carrots."
Chute* — Vaudeville.
Fischer's— "A Lucky Stone."
Grand— "The Cowboy and the
Lady."
Orpheum— Vaudeville. Matinee
to-day.
Tlvoli — "Bobin Hood."
THE WSATES&
Forecast xo*d« at Ban Trak-*
Cisco for thirty fcour*. ending"
mlCnight, July 80i
San Francisco and vicinity — Talx
Wednesday; brisk westerly
winds, with foe.
a. o. are apib.
District PorecMtw.
VOLUME XCVI— NO. 50.
The San Francisco Call.

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