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SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3/ 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS. FIRST MOVE MADE IN THE FIGHT FOR DOLBEER MILLIONS PRESIDENT SENDS AGENT TO WATCH THE BEEF BARONS War News Continued on" Page 2. Continued on Page 3, Column* 2. night as a result of falling down the elevator shaft of her London resi dence, 35 Belgrave square. Her thigh was fractured and her knee in jured. " i Mrs. Paget opened the door ' in . the night with the intention of stepping on the electric elevator. This was .in the upper, part of the house at the ; time, and she, not no ticing this,* stepped into the shaft and fell to the basement. , ¦ Sympathetic Strike Indorsed. CINCINNATI, Aug. 2.— The conven tion of the International Teamsters to day indorsed the action of President Shea and the executive board in callinsr out on sympathetic strike the St. Louis packing-house teamsters in support of tiie striking butcher wortaaea. The girl in her new uniform held the attention of the crowd, as some rumors of her etory had been circu lated. There was ; loud applause as the insignia of the army was pinned to the collar of her uniform. PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 2.— Miss Marie Gibbons, the daughter of a wealthy resident of Pocomoke City, Md., this evening enlisted in the Sal vation Army here and now she is won dering what her father will say re garding" her action. Miss Gibbons was sworn in this evening. With Miss Gib bons, under the crossed banners of the army where" they were sworn in as soldiers, were a former bartender and two former followers of Dowie. Maryland Dons Poke, Bonnet and Plain Blue Dress. Daughter of Wealthy Resident of SVLVATJON ARMY WINS HEIRESS AS A RECRUIT .Paget, wife of Major "General Paget, Scots Guards, . and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paran Stevens of New York, was seriously injured last Mrs. Arthur Pagct the Victim of a Peculiar Accident in Her Lon don Residence. LONDON, Aug. 2.- — Mrs. Arthur FALLS DOWN ELEVATOR SHAFT TO BASEMENT REDDING, Aug. 2.— Game Warden Eugene Barrlon,.who was .recently sent from this city to do duty in Mendocino County, came near being murdered and has given .up his job and returned home. . Barrion was warned the second day on duty that some one intended . to kill him. He paid no attention to the warn ing. Saturday he was waylaid by two men, who opened fire * upon him with rifles. Barrion's ,.dog. was killed and his horse wounded. Barrion sprang be hind a tree and escaped. He' has re ported the matter to the > authorities and they will Investigate/ Barrionwill not return to Mendocino County. Official Ignores a Danger Warning and ¦.•<>. Narrowly Escapes Assassina tion in Forest. HUNTERS IN MENDOCINO SHOOT AT GAME WARDEN McAuliffe wanted peace and put out his hand to shake hands with the truculent policeman, but the latter overlooked the pugilist's peace offering and knocked him down. ( McAuliffe sprang to his feet with the agility of a cat and began raining blov.3 upon the face of the unknown. Gosney fought back, but thevprizeflghter in flicted merciless punishment. Gosney weakened, but before going to the mat for a rest he had raised many bumps upon McAuliffe's countenance. NEW YORK. Aug. 2.— James Gosney, a country policeman, came to Newr York on a cheap excursion from Har risburg. Pa., crossed to Brooklyn ar.«l proceeded to create trouble in a bowl ing alley. He whipped the proprietor and five men and then gave Jack Mc- Auliffe, the ex-champion pugilist, ft hard fight. Whips Proprietor and Five 3Ien ami Gives Jack McAuliffe, the Prize fighter. Hard Battle. TRUCULENT POLICEMAN CLEANS OUT BOWLING ALLEY • It .is on this statement and what further information their own men have been "able to secure that- the strike leaders base their claims that the packers are badly crippled, "not withstanding statements to .the con trary. A considerable number -of strike breakers who arrived in Chicago were dissuaded from going to work by pickets. z\ • :. In a statement given out by the packers * to-day it was asserted that out of the " 25,526 ;union men who went out on strike 3056 -had .returned to work. These desertions from i the STRIKE BREAKERS ARRIVE. Despite these declarations of the packers' representatives, the pens at the stockyards are filled with cattle and hoes that buyers make no bids for in the market. According to com mission men and officials of the Union Stockyards and Transit Company, out of the livestock received yesterday and to-day more than 19.000 sheep and-10,000 hogs were reshipped, and unsold stock is rapidly accumulating in the pens. Twelve thousand hogs remained un sold to-night, and the prospect of large receipts to-morrow is causing the livestock handlers to fear a swamp ing of their facilities. According to commission men, there are thousands of holdovers in all departments of the yards, and the cattle in the peris' will not all be out of the way by Saturday night. In the face of all this shippers are constantly forwarding , stock to Chicago, and indications to-night are that there will be a decided slump in the prices of the stock. This assertion was made by Meeker to-night after the packers had brought in during the day, according to their estimates, 1300 new men. Another of ficial of Armour & Co. said that the packing firms were doing nearly 80 per cent of their , usual business. Police reports of the number of new employes arriving at the yards to-day bore out in a large measure the packers' state ments. who do will come back as individuals." CATTLE AND HOGS UNSOLD. The meat packers, whose union em ployes are on strike, claim to be in a better position to-night than at any time since the struggle began. When asked for the packers' side of the situ ation Arthur Meeker, general manager for Armour & Co., said: . . "The strike may be said to be near at an end. At the rate we are engaging new empioyes.it will be only a matter of a short time now until everything will be in normal- condition with us once more. When the butcher work men repudiated their agreement " and renewed the strike, after signing an agreement to submit all grievances to arbitration, we made a special effort to win the fight, and we have been a great deal more successful in our efforts than the most sanguine of > the employers had hoped for. The eld > employes* places have been filled so rapidly that very few /of the" strikers win- ever be able to jet back their places, and those CHICAGO, Aug. f— Inspector Carroll, the special representative of the United States, Department of. Com merce and Labor, who obtained the evi dence for the Government on which an injunction was Issued about two years ago by Judge Peter Grosscup . of the Federal District Court enjoining the larger packing companies from com bining In fixing prices, either as buy ers of livestock or sellers of meat, was In the stockyards here this afternoon investigating conditions. The inspect or's presence is by direction of the De partment of Commerce and Labor, ac tuated, it is said, by direct orders from President Koosevelt, who is anxious to obtain the exact situation. It is not the Intention of the Govern ment, it is said, to take any action toward ending the strike. Carrolljs mission is to investigate the situation with regard to alleged violations of the Grosscnp injunction. His visit is the forerunner of action to be taken by the Department of Justice, which has already been. supplied with a mass of evidence relating to the operations of the beef trust. STATUS OF THE STRIKE. Special Dispatch \o The 'Call. Inspector Seeks Proof of Violation of Grosscup In/unction. Mrs. Josephine L. Moody. Referring to the will of April 23, which Mugan and Gray seek to have probated, the con testant says: "That said instrument is i:ot the last v/ill and testament of said decedent; that at the time the same bears date and at the time when it is alleged that said instrument was signed and exe cuted, and for a long time prior there to, the said Bertha M. Dolbeer was not of a sound and disposing mind and was not competent to make a will." ¦ The uncle asks that the will be not admitted to probate and that it be de creed that Bertha Dolbeer died intes tate. j The contest filed by Attorneys Wells and Tauszky is in behalf of Frazier M. Dolbeer, Jane Ann Brown and Alice H. Fern of Brooklyn, and Stephen Dol beer of Queens County, Xew York. After reciting that Miss Dolbeer died without issue, husband, father, mother, brother or Bister, the paper gives up the relationship of the contestants in a way which leaves it in doubt. It is said that the father of John Dolbeer was Nicholas, long deceased, and "Moses Dolbeer was one of the broth ers." It is not certain whetb - Moses was the brother of Nicholas ** jf John, hut if it was the latter th<- .he chil dren of Moses, who contests the will, are the first cousins of the dead girl. Moses died in December, 1903. The heirs represented by Attorney Schaertzer are yet to be heard from. "Well, this makes my third hold-up," h-o said to himself, and he -commenced to ng-ur* on how to beat the robbers out of the prospective booty. In a purse he had $400. and how to save that was the question. A happy thought struck him, and he slipped the purse Inside his garments, next to his ekin. A diamond ring he slipped into one shoe. A sigh of relief escaped him as the robbers went on their way after taking his gold watch and $20. They also took his railroad ticket from St. Louis to Los Angeles, but this they re turned. CHICAGO, Aug. 2.— The officials of the Illinois Central Railroad to-night decided to increase the reward of $1000 for the arrest and conviction of the bandits who held up the Diamond spe cial last night near Matteson, 111., to $4000, a reward of 51000 being placed on the head of each of the robbers. A circular offering this amount for the capture of the robbers has been pre pared and will be sent broadcast over the country in the hope that it will fa cilitate the capture of the bandits. .- ST. LOUIS, Aug. 2.— The bandits who held' up the Diamond special on the Illinois Central Railroad took from J. t.. Croft of 1331 Calumet avenue, Los 'Angeles, a watch and chain valued at StO and t-Q in money, but owing to Croft"* quick-wittedness leXt $40u in Hv*~ - " ."¦ ' - - " When Croft saw the masked men coming down the aisle of the car with revolvers in their hands and the whole crew in tow he knew exactly what was up, for he- had been through two simi lar experiences. Special Dispatch io The Call The first guns in the prospectively long battle for the millions of Bertha M.Dolbeer, who .flung herself from a ninth-story "" window in New York on July 9, were heard yesterday in the Superior Court. On the probate calendar It was announced . that the court would hear the application "of William G. Mugan and George D. Gray for the admission of the will to pro bate. Judge Hunt was sitting -for Judge Coffey, who is away on a vaca tion. Attorneys Pillsbury and Williamson appeared for the. executors named in the will and answered "ready" when the case was called. \ Then Hiram W. Johnson, who is attorney for Adolph Schander, an uncle of the unfortunate girl, told the court that a contest to the will had been filed and asked for a con tinuance of the hearing. Judge Hunt thereupon . set the matter over until August 12. Besides the attorneys for the contending interests, the adminis trators, Mugan and Gray, were in court. Two contests were filed in the case that of Schander and that of the New York heirs, who were represented by at torneys, George R. "Wells and Edmund TauszkyV In the Schander contest the document recited the circumstance of Miss Dolbeer' s death and said that the heirs at law were the uncles, Adolph 'and Horatio Schander and an aunt, CABINET MINISTERS WHO ARE PAVING THE WAY FOR A PROSECUTION / OF THE SO-CALLED "BEKF TRUST' -AND JURIST WHOSE INJUNCTION THE PACKERS ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE VIOLATED. Two Contests Filed by Uncle and Other Relatives. Victim of Three Holdups Uses His Experience to . Good ..Advantage on Train WEALTHY YOUNG WOMAN OVER WHOSE ESTATE A BITTER FIGHT IS PROMISED. ONE OF THE- RELATIVES WHO FILED A CONTEST YES TERDAY AND, THE ATTORNEY WHO REPRESENTS HIM. WISE TRAVELER BALKS BANDITS GALVESTON, Tex.. Aug. 2.— The Grand Jury of Belle County has in dicted 1500 physicians and druggists for violations of the local option law and . they are being arrested by the score. This will make the largest criminal docket of any court in Texas. The true bills, are the result of ir regular prescriptions having been or dered by physicians in their practice and the filling of these prescriptions by the druggists. If all are tried upon the separate indictments returned it is. believed the cases will require sev eral months of the court's time. It is the general belief that no jury can ever be impaneled that will convict the .physicians^ and druggists on the < harjres preferred "oy the Grand Jury, ! but this was also the belief when the complaints were registered. Neverthe less, the wholesale indictments have created a sensation in the State and the criminr.1 branch of the State courts threatens that if impartial trials are not had and the men convicted, pro vided the testimony is conclusive, the State will take a hand in the proceed ings.' ' . ' v. ' Th? developments are looked forward to with much interest, as many prom inent men are involved. Special Dispatch to The Call. "It is true that Huntington is to build from Fresno to "Wawona and that he is going after a big Yosemite busi ness, but the proposition ¦ is backed by Mr. Huntington, W. G. Kerchoff. A. C. Balch and other Los Angeles capital ists. Harriman is not in it at all." Wawona is within sixteen miles of the Yosemite Valley, which is as near as any railroad can get to the Govern ment property. The electric line from Fresno wi!l be seventy-nine miles in length and will cost about Jl.OOO.OCO to build. The route will be by way vt Clovls and Crane Valleys. "With Fresno as the center, Huntington intend3 to run various electric lines through that part of the State. The corporation holdings are founded on_property and water rights ov.ned by an old man named "VV. V. Clark, who has held them for many years. The Mokelumne ditch, as the water course is to be called, will be built from the junction of the north and south forks' of the Mokelumne River and will con vey an enormous amount of water to various drops, where turbine motors will generate the electricity. Murray M. Harris and others of this city are investing capital in this corporation. Harris is in Fresno. It has been stated that E. H. Har rlman is interested with H. E. Ilunc ington in the Fresno Traction Com pany and other enterprises there and that he Js also a party to the big elec tric power deal in that part of the State. To-night an officer high in the Huntington companies made an em phatic denial of Harriman's reported interest. He said: "I am credited with selecting gitea for power plants in that district to bo used by Mr. Huntington in connection with the Fresno Traction Company system," he said. "I never made a " survey up there and am not employed by the corporation which is doing the work. It is not H. E. Huntinjrton. but the Sierra Nevada Water and Power Company. ' " - - "It is a big proposition. "W. G. Clarlc of Seattle, formerly of San Francisco. * who is manager of the new company, told me that over $20,000,000 would be expended by the corporation in the de velopment of a big power supplying business. They intend to carry the 'Juice' all the way to San Francisco and also feed various cities in the San Joaquin Valley and on the coast of Cen tral California." Masson returned to-nighr fromFrea no and told of the formation of a big corporation backed by English ana. American capital, which is planning to use the waters of the Mokelumus -attfl other rivers and streams in Cala veraa and Tuolumne counties to gene rate electrical power. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2. — An elec-. trlcal power scheme of gigantic pro* portion, /backed by unlimited capital and having for Its object the supply ing: of San Francisco and other cities in the central portion of the State, 13 the latest of the big development en terprises in California, the particulars of which were made public to-night by R. S. Masson, chief engineer lor H. E. Huntington and his associates, both here and at Fresno. Special Dispatch to The Call CHEFU, Aug. 3, 1 1 a. m. — A desperate three days' assault upon the inner defenses on the northern and eastern sides of Port Arthur has failed, according to advices brought by two junks, which ar rived here to-day. A Russian who escaped from Port Arthur, via Pigeon Bay, on the night of July 29, says that the earth trembled under the terrific can nonading, which began at 4 o'clock in the morning of July 26 arjcl ended during the night of Tuly 28, when .the battle ceased. A Chinese* who -ihas "arrived 'here oh a separate junk confirms the Rus sian's statement, that Russian killed and wounded during the as-, sault numbered between 5000 and 6000. The Japanese, in their re peated assaults against the east ern forts on the hills, through barbed wire entanglements and Over mines, displayed fanatical bravery. They were mowed down by the hail of shells and bullets and the explosion of mines under their- feet. Their losses are esti mated at 20,000. The Russian declared that the Russians held all the eastern forts leading to Gold en Hill and that the Japanese, shattered and exhausted, retired to the eastward. As related by the passengers of the two junks, the Japanese ad vance, which began from Kwo kau before daybreak on July 26, was directed against Kikwan, Kinkitun, Kinkishan and Pchtou shan forts, lying: near the shore. The Russian outposts were driven back. In the meantime Admiral Togo shelled the forts at long range, but the return fire of the forts kept his ships at a safe dis tance* rendering the co-operation of the fleet ineffective. On the morning of July 27 the Russian fleet steamed out, keep ing under the protection of the Golden Hill guns. The Russian vessels did not fire upon the Jap anese and soon returned to theii anchorage. The assault ¦ on the northern side of the city occurred on July 27. The Japanese left at Hsikau advanced on the Russians at Shinshiying^ but were repulsed. The junks were within hearing distance for three, days after leav ing, but no more firjng was heard. The Russian hospitals in Port Arthur are said to be swamped. Thousands of wounded are lying in •houses and shops of the Chi nese, the owners having been evicted,- with the exception of one, who acts as /caretaker of f, each place. Medical attention is ade quate. . :¦ .;.-¦• -; Generating Source Is Said to Be on tha- . Clark Holdings Along the Mokelmnne River/ Grand Jury Passes Upon the Granting ; > ; of Imguiar Prescriptions ¦ %::'¦/ to the Thirsty. Pigbt With Fanatical Cour age Tiirougi) Barbed Wire and Mines. / fifteen; Hundred Galveston % ¦ IJoctors and Druggists Great Syndicate Will Sup-' ply Bay Cities With Electricity. fail in an Attempt to Capture Inner Defenses/ Project ol Millions Is Disclosed by Engineer. plation of a Local Option Law Is WHOLESALE ARRESTS OF PHYSICIANS PLANS BIG ENTERPRISE FOR POWER Crushing Defeat of Attacking Japanese. LOSSES IN BATTLE AT PORT ARTHUR TOTAL TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND MEN VOLUME XCVI— NO. 64. THE THEAT233. Alcazar — "The X»ady of i.y<rai." California— "The Buffalo Myi . tcry.'! Central — "Sersreant James." Columbia — "Mice and Men.** CJintes — Vaudeville. Fischer's— "The Whirl of the TOTTO." Grand- — "Shenandoah." Orpnexun — Vaudeville. Katlnee to-day. Tivoli — "The Toreador." ¦ The San Francisco Call. THE WEATHER. • * ... "^ j" . } g Forecast made at San Fran cisco for »30 hours, * endlnsr mid '«tU$V A.iartt«t : i> 3,.l3d4T Saa Francisco and vicinity — Pair Wednesday, with fear In the afternoon; freah werterly triads. A. G. McADIE. District Forecarter. .