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VOLUME XCVII —NO. 53.
DEATH BIDES IN CROKER'S f AUTOMOBILE •Driver Is Killed and Owner Is Badly Injured. Macliliie Collides With a . Motor Cycle Chair In Florida. Accident Occurs While Politician's Son Is Speeding Racer Along the Beach. DATTONIA, Fla., Jan. 21.—While •speeding his racing automobile on the beach to-day Frank Croker, son of Richard Croker of New York, collided "with a motor oycle chair driven by one of the Ormond Hotel help. Croker's leg was broken. His chauffeur, Aaroul, was thrown forty feet in the air and landed on his forehead and was in stantly killed. The chair driver, New ton Stanley, had his left leg broken. Croker was in his racer, a 180-horse fower machine, with his mechanic, Aaroul, and was going at a mile-a-min ■ ute clip. Just ahead of him In the same direction coming up the beach from Daytonia to Ormond was a man on a motor cycle, which was wobbling . badly. Croker was driving his racer, and started to turn out of the way of • the motor cycle. As he did so one of .'.the front tires of his machine flew off . -and it rolled Into the sand. The ma • 'chine" turned o\ three times. The ma • chine crushed . loul's life out instant ly. Croker went out at the second turn '. and sustained a fracture of the right '• .leg at the knee and several broken ribs. t*ne of his ears is also badly torn. Croker was hnmediately taken to his ■ •'apartments and cared for by several . physicians, who worked for several hours In binding up his wounds. He • rallied from the shock and operation and will recover. The machine in turning went toward ' .the ocean and was partly submerged . by the tide. FAIL TO AGREE : UPON VERDICT Jurors in Sorenson Bribery Case Growing Out of the Land Frauds Are Dismissed PORTLAND, Jan. 21.—The jurors Bitting in the case of George Soren son, tried for attempting to bribe for mer United States District Attorney . John H. Hall in an effort to have him hush the land fraud cases in this State reported to Judge Bellinger to-day that it was Impossible for them to • agree upon a verdict. In discharging the jury Judge Bellinger called the at tention of Francis J. Heney, who is prosecuting the land fraud cases for the Government, t«o the failure of the jury to agree on a verdict in the face of evidence which Judge Bellingci said warranted but one verdict —that of conviction. The court urged Heney to summon the members of the jury be fore the Federal Grand Jury, that a • thorough investigation of the matter might be made. It is reported that two of the jurors are friends of the defendant, Soren- Bon. Dispatches from Washington have been published here to the effect that Senator Mitchell will return to Port land to insist upon an early trial, Infor mation having reached him that the • .prosecution is in no hurry to bring him to trial and that an official very closely connected with the prosecution of the land fraud cases has advised friends in this city that Senator Mitchell will not . be brought to trial for at least a year. Attorney Heney, who Is prosecuting the cases for the Government, when . shown the Washington dispatch to-day, ' said: "If any person made such a state ment It is utterly without foundation. The prosecution refrained from causing the arrest of either Senator Mitchell or Congressman Herrmann because both .. of them expressed anxiety to reach Washington to attend to public busi ness. "As prosecuting officer I concluded to await the adjournment of Congress before pressing their case for trial. I 'am ready and more than willing to give each of these gentleman a speedy trial, and the prosecution will urge the trial of their cases at the earliest day the court can take them up in the • next term commencing April 10, 1905, .and no postponement whatever will be ' asked for by the Government." ■ The Federal Grand Jury to-day re . turned an additional indictment against Sorenson, charging him with perjury in connection with the ac knowledgment of the relinquishment of . the George A. Howe homestead, one of the tracts in the "11-7" district. Lew Wallace's Condition Serious. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 21.— Word has been received from Craw fordsville that the condition of Gen eral Lew Wallace has taken a decided turn for the worse and Is now very serious. Death of Former Premier. BUDAPEST, Jan. 21.—Count Julius Ssapary, former Premier of Hungary, died to-day at Abbazia, Austria. THE WEATHER. Forecast made at San Francisco for thlrxy hours ending midnight, Janu ary 22: San Francisoo and vicinity—Clear ing Sunday; light south winds. A. O. McADIE, District Forecaster. PASSENGERS HELD CP BY MASKED MEI Bold Robbery Takes Place on a Train in Oregon.' Gold Watcb and Small Sum ol Money Are Taken \ From Travelers, It Is Believed That Bandits Intended to Attack the Express Gar but Lacked the Courage PORTLAND, Or.. Jan. 21—What is supposed to have been a plan to hold up the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company's eastbound train No. 4, known as the Spokane flyer, was partly accomplished this evening just after the train left the Bast Portland station. Four masked men boarded the rear platform of the last car at the East Side depot. The track enters a dark ravine a few hundred feet south of the depot. As the train turned into the gulch the four men entered the smok ing compartment and commanded the occupants to throw up their hands. The thieves proceeded to go through their victims, from whom they secured about $100 and a gold watch. When these few passengers had been robbed the bandits' nerve seemed to have failed them, for they stopped the train and jumped off, disappearing in the heavy undergrowth along the sides of the gulch. Word was sent to the city and county authorities, who went at once to the bridge and quickly organized a posse, which started in search of the thieves. UNCLE SAM II ROLE OF PROTECTOR Becomes Financial Agent for the Debt and Revo lution - Burdened Repub lic of Santo Domingo SAN DOMINGO, Republic of Santo Domingo, Jan. 21.—A protocol be tween the Dominican Government and American Minister Daf 'son and Com mander F. C. Dillingham, TJ. S. N., In behalf of the American Government, was signed yesterday. The principal conditions are that the American Gov ernment guarantees the complete in tegrity of Dominican territory, agrees to undertake the adjustment of all ob ligations of the Dominican Govern ment, foreign and domestic, and the conditions of payments; to adjust un reasonable claims, and to determine the validity and amount of pending claims. Irf the case of the appoint ment of one or more commissions to reach such an adjustment the Domini can Government shall be represented fn order to protect its responsibility. The American Government will take charge of the existing custom-houses and those hereafter to be created and will name the employes necessary to their management, the duties they will exercise and their rights. These will be considered Dominicans and sub ject to the laws of the republic. Out of the revenues collected at the custom-houses of the republic the American Government will deliver to the Dominicans 45 per cent of the total of the gross amount for the purpose of attending to the necessities of the bud get. The remainder will be applied to the payment of the republic's debts. ALARM OF DEPOSITORS CAUSES BANK FAILURE Suspension Notice Posted on the Doors of a Lancaster Financial Coijcern. LANCASTER, Pa., Jan 21.—The following notice was posted on the doors of the City Savings Fund and Trust Company to-day: "The directors of this company have decided to close its business. They feel confident all debts will be paid in full." The company was organized in 1902 with a capital stock of $150,000. Prior to that time the business was conducted as a private banking insti tution under the name of D. P. Loch er & Son. It was stated that the alarm of the depositors during the present week made the closing of the bank imper ative. TRAINMEN MAY SETTLE TROUBLES WITHOUT STRIKE Employers of Pennsylvania Road and Management Confident That Peace Will Prevail. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21.—1t is now regarded as certain that- there will be no strike of the trainmen of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Negotia tions looking to a peaceful settlement of the differences between the com pany and the men have not been yet concluded, but after a conference of three hours to-day both sides ex pressed confidence in an ultimate amicable adjustment. THE Jff CALL FORTY-EIGHT PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 1905—PAGES 25 TO 36. CZAR'S ARTILLERY READY FOR MOBS Battle May Occur in St. Petersburg To-Day CHALLENGES CHURCHILL TO A DUEL » Edward Clarkson Fa vors His Fists as Weapons. Special Cable to The Call and New York Herald. Copyright, 1006, by the New York Herald Publishing Company. LONDON, Jan. 21. —Much interest is taken in London in the story of a challenge to a pugilistic or wrestling duel, addressed to Winston Churchill by Edward Clarkson of Preston. Churchill has not taken any notice of Clarkson's letter. Indeed, the latter could hardly have hoped for any cog nizance to be taken of his truculent epistle, for Clarkson not merely de viated from the principles of duello in regard to what may be termed choice of weapons, but he neglected the ini tial formalities. Clarkson wrote, after making a de mand for an apology for Churchill' 3 remarks regarding the aged Member of Parliament for Preston, that if an apology were not forthcoming he (Clarkson) would be under the "pain ful necessity of requesting Churchill to fix time and place where they could settle the matter in true Lancashire fashion by Queensberry rules. Clark son's letter concluded by saying that if he failed to give Churchill the best drubbing the latter ever had he would feel asnamed of the name of Clark son. Churchill was described a few days ago as the best-hated man in English politics, which is assuredly a distinc tion that does not often accrue to a man of his years. On the other hand, Churchill received no longer ago than Thursday night last a tribute such as might' have turned an older head. He was chief guest at a banquet of the National Liberal Club, which is rare in the annals of that institution. Men who have grown old and done yeoman service in the cause of British Liber alism gathered to do him honor and for more than an hour listened with rapt attention to a speech which, even Churchill's enemies admitted, was equal to his best and most brilliant oratorical efforts. Senate Ready for Swayne Case. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—The Sen ate, Just before adjournment to-day, received from the House notification that that body had named managers to conduct the impeachment proceed ings against Charles Swayne, United States District Judge for the North ern District of Florida. The Senate immediately adopted a resolution say ing that It was prepared to proceed with the cas«. ST. PETERSBURG PALACE BEFORE WHICH THE STRIKERS WILD ATTEMPT TO ASSEMBLE TO-DAY AND CZAR'S REL ATIVE WHO IS IN COMMAND THERE WITH TROOPS AND MACHINE GUNS TO CHECK ANY ATTEMPT TO CARRY OUT THE PROGRAMME OF THE UNION LEADERS. HANGS HIMSELF IN A THEATER'S PROPERTY ROOM Chorus Singer in Madame Nordica's Company Quits Life's Battle, Special Dispatch to Th* Call. NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—Gay throngs were passing into the Metropolitan Opera-house this afternoon to witness the production of "La Giaconda" and singers and chorus were making ready for the curtain's rise when a real trag edy was enacted behind the scenes. De spondent over news that his aged father and mother, in Germany, were ill and probably dying, Fritz Tasch, one of the leading chorus singers, went to the property room on the third floor and hanged himself. During the last three days the man agement of the opera-house had been aware of Tasch's mental condition and had made many efforts to cheer him VP. He told of having received letters from his old home at Cologne, Ger many, which said that his father and mother were near death. He said that he was their supporter; that he had not seen them in many years and that he wished to resign his position to go to them. Before any of the other singers were about to-day he appeared at the opera house, where he was handed three let ters, two of which had been received by the last steamship from Europe. He retired and was not seen again until his inanimate body was found by Charles Link and Caesar Casamast tn the property room. Mme. Nordics, who sang the leading role, expressed great regret at the sing er's death, while in the chorus the greatest of gloom prevailed. DISTRIBUTING NEW CABINET PORTFOLIOS Roovier to Retain Delcasse at Head ol French Foreign Oflice. > PARIS, Jan. 21.—The formation of a new Cabinet under the Presidency of Rouvler is well under way. Following a lengthy conference with President Loubet this morning, Rouvier spent the day consulting with those whom he hopes to enlist in the Ministry. Those with whom he had interviews included Delcasse, who, it is certain, will retain the portfolio of Foreign Affairs in the new Cabinet; Sarrien, who It is reason ably certain will be Minister of Jus tice, and Deluzes Etienne, Bienvenu Martin, Jean Dupuy and Antonio Du bost, who probably will be Included In the final list. Senators Poincarre and Jauthier also are expected to be mem bers. DENIES RUMOR THAT HIS RESIGNATION IS WANTED Archbishop Chapelle of New Orleans Declares Report From Rpmc Is Foundatlonless. 1 ROME, Jan. 21. —It is announced at the "Vatican that the authorities there are surprised at the fact that, con trary to agreement, Archbishop Cha pelle of New Orleans has not yet for warded his resignation as apostolic delegate to Cuba. The authorities are discussing the measures to be adopted in the case of Archbishop Chapelle. NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 21.—When shown the Rome dispatch Archbishop Chapelle said: "There Is not a word of truth in that dispatch. The correspondent has been grievously misinformed. My resignation has not been asked for." GEMS FOUND IN GIZZARD OF CHICKEN lowa Girl Recovers a Valu able Necklace Lost Months Ago. Special Dispatch to Tne OaJl. DUBUQUE. lowa, Jan. 21.—1t was fortunate for Miss Mamie Gaulson of Fort Dodge that she had chicken for dinner to-day, for she recovered pos session of a much prized necklace, set with precious stones, that she lost two years ago. The chain was found stowed away in the gizzard of the fowl, where It evidently had been for months, as It is quite worn in some places. Miss Gaulson's family recently moved to town from a farm south of Gowrie. While picking flowers the young woman lost her necklace. When the family moved to town they sold all but a few of their fowls and these they killed, dressed, froze and packed In a barrel. When the gizzard of the last, a fat old hen, was opened, the inner lining was cut into and a lustrous speck was observed. Much to the surprise and delight of the young woman, her pre cious necklace fell upon the table. Artist's Injuries Prove Fatal. LONDON, Jan. 21.—Robert Brough, the artist, who was injured in the railroad accident on the Midland Rail road near Barnsley Thursday morn ing, died to-day in a hospital at Shef field. Indian Appropriation Bill Passed. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—The House to-day passed the Indian ap propriation bill. The appropriation was amended only in minor details, $50,000 being added for Indian edu cation. THE THEATERS. ALCAZAR—"The Girl and the Judge." Matinee to-day. CALIFORNIA—"Shaun Rhue." COLUMBIA—"A Country Mouse." CENTRAL — "A Working Girl's Wrongs." Matinee to-day. CHl'TES—Vaudeville: FISCHER'S —Vaudeville. GRAND—"The Silver 611pper." Mat inee to-day. ORPHEUM—Vaudeville. Matinee to day. TIVOLI—Grand Or>era. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Labor Leaders Ignore Emper or's Warning. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 22, 1:05 a. m.—Despite the assurances at mid night that the situation was well in hand and that ample steps had been taken to protect the vast industrial sec tion of St. Petersburg and insure the safety of the city, the greatest uneasi ness pervades the entire population. Picked troops are stationed at vari ous points in the city, and each house contains a miniature garrison, with gendarmes in the courtyards and ma chine guns read for the first emer gency. The Winter Palace is strongly picket ed, with Grand Duke Vladimir in com mand. Final Instructions were issued to-night. The plan of the Government is to prevent the workmen coming to the center of the city to-day, by guarding gates and bridges. A collision, there fore, is believed to be more likely to occur in the outskirts of St. Petersburg. Meantime the strikers are carrying out their original programme, The few mills and factories remaining active in the city were closed during the day, one of the last of them being the Gov ernment powder mill. Strike leaders visited every shop in the city, and all of thc-m, even those of thajautchers and bakers and laundries, were closed. Traffic was stopped on the street car lines, the carmen having Joined the strikers. LEADERS IGNORE WARNING. Preparations for the big demonstra tion at the Winter Palace square at 2 o'clock to-day have not been suspend ed, although the leaders have been warmd that it cannot take place and that the Emperor will not be there. The workmen are all convinced that Nich olas will appear and listen to the griev ances set forth in the petition. The deputation which on Friday took the invitation to Emperor Nicholas to attend the meeting has failed to gain access to his Majesty. Father Gopon to-day sent it by his secretary to Inte rior Minister Svlatopolk-Mirsky. During the day Antonius, Metropol itan of St. Petersburg, formally ex communicated Father Gopon on the ground that he was causing the people to rise against the Emperor, the head of the church. Rumors that the troops have plainly Indicated their sympathy with the strikers and that if it came to a col lision they would refuse to fire upon them are rife, and the workmen them selves are thorouhly convinced that such Is the case; but the authorities maintain that the loyalty of the troops is beyond question, pointing out that the only time Russian regiments show ed treachery was in the revolution of 18 ,, l They say that the troops then were practically soldiers of fortune, returning to Russia after the Napol Continued on Page *«. Cotart» S.