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The anldrnllned Include* « boy '4 j
year* old and a man 40 y*«n old, a
wnmti of SO jrar», « noraaa of 55, a
mno of S5 year* and four oihcrn.
-Twcnty-tTio of the bodies were re
moved to Cottcord durlnsr thr day.
were txkrn to «h* 3lancarrt HHchcork J
lio*pit nl at Hanover. >Vi X«, Inolnde: «
Inkaonn boy. both IrR" broken,- arm
torn off and brad Injured, dying; — —
Sanndcrs, Katun, X. H^ Ie*;« and arm»
Injured; Mrs. S. Saandrri*. X»«»au, head
and back Injured » Mrs. C. X. jsnunders,
\a»mu. wounda'on bradt Mr». D. Saun
ders, \iBMO, Internal Injury! Mlm C.
contusion of faeej Fred Saun
derm, Na**au. nhoulder Injured; -31 1««
Hester Saunders. Brauton. JUm- head
and back Injured; Charles St. Pierre,
Isle Verte, Quebec Internal Injuries-;
Arthur J. Jnequen, Mllbury, internal In
juries; E. A. Batcbelder, Somer^llle,
ankle broken t Philip Gaajnon, Sher
hronkr, Internal injuries; John Barrett,
Manchester, he«d and brenst injured;
Mls» Abby Jaocrn, Xassaiu, brok«
frontal bone.
The southbound train was made up at
Sherbrooke last , evening, where It
picked up two sleepers from Quebec
and two more on the way down. \u0084 It
consisted of the baggage coach, pas
senger coach and smoking car in that
order, with the sleepers in the rear.
." The train left White River Junction
today at 3:50, 40 minutes late, and was
followed 20 minutes later by the Mon
treal express over the Central Vermont
railroad. The Quebec train Is known
as Ko. 50 and the Montreal train as
Xo. 39.
In the meantime a northbound train,
known as No. 267, had arrived at Ca
naan, IS miles down the road, at 4:10
a. m. on time. According to the "divis
ion superintendent. TV- R- Ray. the
night train dispatcher at Concord, J.
It. Crowley, sent a dispatch to John
Greely, the night operator at Canaan,
that No. 34 was one hour and ten
; minutes late.
The order which Conductor Law
. rence of the freight train showed after
the accident distinctly stated that No.
SO. instead No. 34. was an Hour and
ten minutes late. Conductor Lawrence.
i believing that he had sufficient time
! In the hour and ten minutes to reach
the sidetrack at West Canaan, four
miles beyond, before No. 30 reached It,
ordered his train ahead. The superin
tendent declared that the accident was
due to the mistake in placing a cipher
after the 3 in the number of the train
-instead of a 4.
Th« morning was dull and misty In
the western New Hampshire mountains
and the long freight train with a score
of heavily loaded cars lumbered up the
grade to West Canaan at the usual
speed. On the other side of the cut
the Quebec express was sliding down
the single track with her load of pas
sengers and the four sleepers in the
rear. The freight train was on a
straight piece of track about a mile In
length and "the Quebec express had.
rounded the curve into this stretch
when the two engineers saw the head
lights of the opposite train burst out
of the. fog. Both engineers set their
brakes and then jumped.
In another instant there was a crash
. and both engines were lying, together,
a mass of wreckage in the ditch be
side the track. The baggage car next
to the passenger locomotive had been
"driven back into the passenger coach,
telescoping it and crushing out the
lives of half a carload of people Nearly
1 every one In the car was injured. Those
who were In the sleeping car in the
rear were saved from death by the
more sturdy.qualitie* of their car.
The accident occurred at 4:24 a. m.,
just as the .dawn*, was, showing, iny the
' casa^p The " moment* after it -happened
trainbands who had escaped injury and
1 passengers in the sleeping cars were
. looking upon one of the worst wrecks
* ever seen in New Hampshire. The
' locomotives lay in a tangled pile. The
baggage car, partly derailed, was held
nearly upright by the wreckage of the
demolished day coach, one side of
which had been completely ripped off,
" while the remainder' was ground to
; splinters by the force of the shock.
A smoker behind the day coach stood
I on the rails with ends demolished and
windows broken. The sleeper was prac
tically undamaged.
In the debris of the passenger coach
• lay more dead and injured than could
he estimated at the moment. At once
those who had escaped injury saw their
task. The cries and moans of the in
jured prompted speedy action. Out
from under broken beams and' splin
tered Joists bleeding forms were
dragged and laid on broken backs of
; seats or blankets from the sleeping
car. Wounds were hastily bound up
with torn sheets from the berths and
| such other help as could be hastily
provided was given. An ; hour elapsed
before physicians could be brought
. from Hanover, White River Junction
\u25a0 and Canaan.
As the eun rose the full horror of the
"disaster became . apparent- Along the
I side of the track lay the dead, yet un
« covered. A little farther off were the
living, some stretched on- the ground
" with relatives, friends or strangers
binding their wounds and encouraging
them. There were comparatively few
in that crowd of rescuers who did not '
'- enow some wound from the disaster.
The ladies and gentlemen hired by
<\u0084 the Ringling concern to walk down-
§ stair* on their heads, . eat chocolate
eclairs on the slack wire and exhibit
..-Pigs that are hogs for applause, enter
i tamed 17,000 persons last night In the
big tent at Market and Twelfth streets.
In the afternoon about ihe same num
ber saw the show.
Tbe circus will end Its .engagement
today. /
When the hippodrome was. pulled off
at the end of the program the people
who had squatted in the straw were
herded Into the center of the ring and
watched the horse and chariot races
• from there. The circus hippodrome is
not a horse race — It'ls a psychological
compromise. The. horse that the audi
ence wants to win comes in first.' -To
prepare the audience for: the finish the
predestined winner loiters In \he rear
I of the race "till every one in the tent
J but the ring master believes that the
i rider is a mutt of playing- In bad luck."
Then on. the last lap the other horses
are "pulled" and. the rear horse comes
in under the whip and wins by a nose.
If there is a girl in the race, though
shfe"6tops on the journey to 'do".shop
ping, her horse " \u25a0will win., .When ;a
patron gets on to the fatalistic scheme
1 which governs a circus he can beat"the
*•\u25a0 bookies so easily it would be a shame
to take the money. i
SAN RAFAEL. Sept. 16. — Frank
Darout. the poolroom magnate 6t Sau
sallto. will' he tried before; Judge : H.
Dahl of Morato September 20. . District
Attorney Thomas P. Boyd says he , ex
pects to convict" the poolroom man,
while Darout has invited his friends" to
a chicken dinner at Moratojonthe day
set for the trial. nfifiHBSHH
Manufacturers .oE^>. advertised articles
produce large quantities, beings enabled
thereby to manufacture 'cheaply -and,
furnish "the* public with \u25a0 higti> grade
coods at* tbe price .of.; inferior?. $übso-;
tutes. Substitutes are expenslve'at -any
Continued from Pasrc I, Column 5
parently was suffering from some men
tal trouble. .Gage called for his ticket
and was answered by a scowl. When
Gage made a. second; demand fpr/.the
ticket the man announced boisterously
that he. neither had a ticket nor, did 'ho
intend to purchase \u25a0, one. ,, Thereupon
Gage .directed, him to either purchase
a ticket or - get off the . train. : He re
fused to buy a ticket and the train was
pulled up a half mile outside of Tracy.
TFie stranger ;then half, way appealed
for permission ;to continue his journey
to San Francisco, but to no-avail, for
he was put off the train. \, y :~-
When\Conductor .Gage .leaned from
the platform of the smoking car to
give the engineer the signal to resume
the journey the man whipped a ; large
caliber revolver from;. his hip pooket,
and.' taking deliberate aim; at Gage,
shot him. Gage fell from the platform
and passengers and. baggagemen^. who
had witnessed the affair from -the car
windows and doors" believed that he
had been killed. \
Gage, although suffering great pain,
soon regained 'his I . feet," and, drawlng^a
revolver/shot at his assailant; who
was running away. Great excitement
followed among the passengers and
there iwere cries of ."Holdup!" and
"Murder!" Two of the baggagemen and
'two passengers., .one .. of them Dan
Daniel of 424 "Waller : street, -who has
a place of business at 635 Bryant street,
San. Francisco, opened fire ; on the
stranger, who was crouching low and
making all haste to get away from' thou
According to the story, of an eye
witness, a dozen or more shots were
ftred after him before lie fell to the
ground, exclaiming, "I'm killed.'" Still
ness reigned for a moment: and,: as the
fallen man showed no signs of : life,
passengers and members of the train
crew rushed to the .conductor to de
termine how seriously lie had been
wounded. They found that Gages-esc
ape from death was almost miracu
lous. The bullet, of large caliber and
fired at short range, struck some ob
struction In his clothes/ possibly* a
trouser button, and glanced downward.
A hole torn through the trouser band
arid a slight abrasion of the skin; just
below the second rib on the right side
of the body were the only indications
that the bullet had struck him.
Attention was then directed to the
fallen man. A- wound under the left
shoulder blade in a direct line with
the heart told the story of his death.
His body was taken aboard the train
and removed to Tracy, where It was
left In charge of the town authorities, j
The strange part of the affair Is that,
the coroner found-upon the person of;
the dead man" a ticket from Tracy to i
Stockton and $4.25 In silver. He lsj
small in stature and swarthy In com
plexion, and has brunette hair.
The authorities are divided In opinion
as to his nationality. Some of them
believe htm to be a Japanese. His
clothing was new and of good, ma
terial. A flask of whisky was found in
the hip pocket of his pantaloonsr After
the train had reached Stockton Con-"
ductor Gage surrendered himself to
the authorities, saying: "Here Is my
revolver; I think I killed the man and
I want to give myself up." \u25a0 '
. Owing to the unusual circumstances
attending, the fatality the authorities
believed that no person. could be blamed
for the killing and Gage was released |
upon his own recognizance..- He will
be'a witness at the Inquest, which /will
be.held Tuesday- afternoon. The train
was detained'; in Stockton 50 minutes,!
during -which time Deputy District At
torney Max Grimm took the statements
of the witnesses and secured, the re
volvers, from those who admitted hav
ing fired at the man. ..V -'.;'*
District Attorney McNoble is doubt
ful whether or not any. criminal prose
cution will, result from the affair.
PARIS, Sept. 16.— The Increasing, In
dignation of the masses against the
escape from the guillotine of Soleilarit,
known as the • "monster murderer,",
whose sentence ,to death " fov the atro-.
clous murder of^a 12 year old girl was
commuted last week by President Fal
lieres to \ life imprisonment; was ex
pressed today In a series of the most
curious public manifestations': that
have occurred In France^ln a long tlm&
The demonstration, despite the -fact
that several* arrests were made,'] was
almost entirely "an orderly one.-Slariy
women participated. It was. organ
ized not so much against Soliellant. as
to express the voice of the populace
against the wave of unspeakable
crimes committed on little girls, which
has Increased; to an alarming degree
lately, and, it is feared, the' commuta
tion of the sentence of Soleillant; will
stimulate. -
Several thousand persons were en
gaged In the demonstrations at various
points of the city, and especially^ large
was the crowd", in the Place St. ;Am
brolse. near which lived little Martha
Erbering. .The women assembled this
afternoon with; their . husbands f.and
others of their sympathizers .'and were
augmented Jn numbers by crowds of
curious persons. - Their orderly "cries
for justice were quickly" changed: to
cries of "Death to. Soieillanti'V and
"Down with FalHeres!"; as the % pro
cession, led by a woman, who carried
a little girl on her; shoulders with
the purpose of indicating: the * object* of
the manlfes.tation,; moved toward -the
Place 7de la Republique. Soon-; the
streets were choked by. a Vast "mob and
tbe police reserves * were called out to
disperse it. The <; parade,'. , however,
assembled again and", several : ; of v the 1
more violent .demonstrators were ar
rested., ... :j- . ; ;' \u25a0 . . ' ; : - .":-.: \u25a0
Meantime other parades had been or
ganized in different quarters of the
city. Each of these was -led ; by /a
woman with a baby on her shoulder.
Tbe crowds shouted "Death " to violat
At nightfall the parade was dispersed
by- the police, who feared that with
darkness disorder. Would break out. ; V.
Many of the French newspapers con
demn President FalHeres for not allow-"
in g the law to take its course.* and all
agree that the commutation of tlfis sen
tence betokens the -passing , forever . of
the guillotine , from r France. The \u25a0 en
tire question; of crime ; will be . taken
up at theapproaching session of parlia
ment'-. especially as 'Paris and i other
large cities are becoming infested, with
another type of criminals known ;asl the
Apaches, w^joV in the secluded .sections/
almost' dally maim and; rob,; and some
times \u25a0.-; murder their victims. Their
weapon always is the vknife,; arid giath
oring in bands they of ten. wantonly, stab
pedestrians i and frequently I- policemen
merely for the! sake of stabbing.' ;'
- M. : Tuohey, \& i rector . of ; the Paris fpo-" :
lice, declared'" t»day f . that 'his \u25a0 fierce ' was*
entirely; insufficient 'to; cope : with ;the
situation. \u0084H e- reepmmended ] the- adopf
tion^ of -corporal; punishment 'for "law
breakers as - an 'offset to comfortable
arid "inviting prisons.
\u25a0>»'. ST.V PETERSBURG,, Sept* .-;iß.4f tour
f rcshV cases t of cholera, , of : which f three
were: fatal.' have been- reportcdi, from
MofcoV; and Uhat s vicinity.-:.T'ire; district
of iyiatiaka^lsN declared^ to> be^'inlthe
grasp of the v dls«»»«,; .: , ; .
Nomination of One' by His
Own Delegation Forces
Other's' Hand v>
Rumors of Fight by Labor
Leaders Are Rifeih
: Union Halls \u25a0"
John Taylor Waldorf
: The latest gossip of the union labor
camp presents P." H.-'McCarthy,' presi
denct of the" state and local building
trades. councils, arid Thomas F. . Eagan/
chairman of the labor party county
committee and member of .the board of
public works,* as rival .candidates": for
first place «n the labor ticket. -Eagan
has been in a receptive -mood for some
time, but has given Inquirers Xo[ under
stand .that tie ,wpuld ! , noti stand [In i the
way of a; trlparty coalition- ticket. Mc-
Carthy, has often" declared :that he | does
not .want.- to. run. for mayor.'. bjut,i never
theless, he was formally put In the race
Saturday: .'evening the.:, thirty-fourth
district 6t ?which -he" is
chairman^ 1 : ";',~'"' .V --\^" *xZx*t \u25a0-:>\u25a0\u25a0 V. -C--:"
- The delegates from McCarthy's home
district | offered him* their, support | two
weeks ago. ; -At [ that tlme^he prevented
an Indorsement,'^ and Rafter 1 making hlni
their chairman: the delegates adjourned.
Reasoning -from v; what ; % happened, or
rather what ldidn't happen,-, at the first
meeting _of , theXrepresentatives \ of \u25a0'.$!» c
thirty-Xourth.^f riends' of , Eaganubelieve
thai.the action "taken "Saturday- was in
spired,' and: now: look upon McCarthy
as an active "-, candidate.'. _.
. /According Ito ; rumori I McCarthy's ap
pearance !in 'the; field has resolved all
of Eagan's doubts arid he iis now out
after the nomination, v* Eagan, git& Is
said, expects: the. assistance 'Of ..the
delegates :,who \u25a0 can^- be \ , swayed -by a
message from former Mayor I Eugene E.
Schmitz. v Friends of .McCarthy; declare
that Eagan cannot get = the Schmitz .vote
and add- that if . the , rivalry.'' ever results
in : a rollcall. Eagan will be soundly
beaten. '. . - .'\u25a0 >.'-,. ... - - . ; : \u25a0-
.-\u25a0Besides his own' following, of about
50 -votes, t ; McCarthy T can count . on 38
votes : from' lieqorder - John.' H;. - Nelson.
Deputy - Sheriff Thomas F. Finn is also
set "down as a ' McCarthy} man: r Finn
can pack' along : 12; or :15 votes I in . any
direction he cares j to "goj and If :he,
Nelson and McCarthy : : : join '\u25a0'f..t orces
Eagan will find: himself : .; tackling, a
hopeless ; task-. These J three \ have a
majority, of - the? convention, without
counting: the band wagon vote, which
would be theirs as J soon as they passed
around the word that: they had formed
a - combination; '" :" >v . ; ' '' : - •
The- friends of both Eagan and. Mc-
Carthy are assuming ;that^there.,wlU be
no fusion. C If a deal is made during the
week the rivals' will'be expected* to put
aside their personal ambitions '_\u25a0- and
smooth the way: f or^ an v agreement , by a
conference committee.' \ The labor con
vention will meet; Thursday^nightv in
Dolores hall. Several ' candidates for
a ; chairman have , been | announced, but
the fight has "centeredfon two aspirants, 7
one backed by:"McCarthy and the j other
by 'Eagan. McCarthy^would.liketo see
Ij^mes F. Leonard ;ofj £l.ecttfcians,Vuh!on >
No. 151 wield the -"gavel. *"~Eagan : pre-*
fers H. M. Alexander of \u25a0 the typograph
ical union. Eagan predicts victory,; for
Alexander, but supporters of Leonard
say thattheir man has the. job I wired
and belled. They figure out > 165 -votes
for Leonard," which' would t leave only
S3 for whoever makes the race against
him. It is possiblevthat.thejchalrman
ship fight wi^ljbe .in caucus!
and thatvonlyonen^me will be'p~resent
ed to the'conventliinr •' - '- f \u25a0 ; ;' v~ vv "
John H." Nelson is sure of Vrenorrilna
tlon | for. recorder^ by^; the 'labor| party;
but he wants the|republican-,nbmiriaf
tlon,- which ls;far;from : a;certainty. ' He
has: friends amorig,the«rep.ublican dele
gaLes,\; and % these s friends ; say Ithat •' his
name will' be placed. before f the'eonven-'
tipri,"' even "-though -^there t'shouldlbei no
prospect j of success. s . -..'.'We'll; - : put \u25a0" them
.on" " record;" !'say^;the*:Nelsonites.™ -^'We
thinjc we can win outV; but in any event
we'reigding;tohave aroircall."* 1 :.; -.'
":' ; T. L--Fitzpatrick /"is- "mentioned } as a
candidate for city^attorney.^ He' lsW
democrat, and his friends are 1 trying. tfy
land for him not : only^the^nomination
of his own'; party,, but falso\'th'at? of [? the
labor'party. r For. the flatter"? honor^he
will: have- to contest" with- William f. G.'
Burke, the, incumbent. Burke * also
would like two nominations, ";.\u25a0 and I his
choice of cbmbinatioris is 'the same as
Fitzpatrick's.,;; :' '^ :' : y" :'::\u25a0'\u25a0
The^republican conyentiori" will hold
its first meeting tomorrow j evening, 1 but
the. business of : the opening -session "in
all 'likelihood ' will \u25a0>, be ( 'confined * to or
ganization and trie appointment "of 'a
conference committee. . \u0084 '"..'\u25a0
Continued • From. Page .; 1,1 Column 4
enlng her (China .will 'have^ to
turn to "America? forTassistance, » should
such: be \ needed." V r' ; f :-:"" ; : '"'*'-' '\u25a0\u25a0*\u25a0; .-".-
•"."The revolutionary v feeling continues
despite /efforts 5 of \u25a0"many^tb^pooh-pooh
it,*!., declares' a* letterj-written' ln* Peking 1 ;
"The assassination >of * the V governor Jof
Anhue threw a Uttle'llishCotivthe 1 8ltua>
tlon.; "The f Chinese -high TiOfilclalsFare
badly ; f rlghtened. •,.,'* .When i^Hsu-Shih-
Chang ; left - for/ Mukden 5 :; toibes.vlceroy
he had' the whole ; station' surrounded*; by^
troops" lest -I a ;bomb % should *bey thrown.
: "That 'an, expectant iTaotal,4Who;\was
head of : a ; police^ school,^ should I prove
to,be. a reyolutibnist;andcengage t ih' i :a'
plot ; of j. assassination . proves ;.the high
character/ of * the/ ; revolutionary;^ leader's.'*
.When thel news |of |the t murder; reached
Pekingsome of 'the'youngtChlneselwlih
foreign > education did not;, hesitates to
express ,to .their-:. their-: f or ei gn : acquaintances
their' pleasure ;in\ the ;result.p Some "of
theX officials in 'central ]" China* have^be^.
come "* really', panic? stricken, j; ah3-| there-
Is : a* disposition' to ! hold-: the ' n^w\- schools
more : br; less trespbnsibleJi ,V C :: >.;; \v
;"pespite^alKbf ;this,jt!Te; dowager em-^
press-: hold s^flrmly.\to^'her,'-propf ram;* of
reform. v , A '•' f ewl day s .ago ?: the J reyiked
regulations' '\u25a0 for ; the^reorganlza.tlonFfbf
the % provinces /were 4 approved "Jby ;. Inv-^
perialr rescript J'and '^l published/r^They.
make ? the iresponßlbleJfor.l the
execution of the' imperial: policy^! nHheir.
vicerpyaltlesand ireduce .*lieTpowerii;of
the^goyernorp,' except where there is no
viceroy; over/them.t''v;-' : ; -' . >
.';.\u25a0 Malls; for the "orient; will "'close^ at
the - general rpostbfflcejas/follows: TAus^"
September- 27/JlO ;a:^ ml ;t.-'i. China;" and
Japan, : by ' thej Shawmutji September^lS^
7 p.; ni;;\bylthesKorea;';September"g24^
10:30: a. :ni;; Hawaii^ byj the Sierra^ Sep
tember \u00843 6.^9:30? a: v m;:,'; by tHelKprea"?
September 2 4* 1 1:30 a? m- : i Ph ! 1 ipp !nes,;by
the\Shawraut? Sep tcmberJJ ß,* 7 ; p. in. ; ?, by
the*KoreaT| September ;24,?10:3p^a:gm:;
.Tahiti. l^ bys theS* Ma riposa. October*" 17,'
0 'a:rm.-. The rShawmuf leaves- Seattle
on ? September;2l.
Government Experts Are Solving
Problems for Fruit Shippers
Improved Methods
to Value of California Crops
Ira E. Bennett
:v . WASHINGTON. > Sept. 15.— Much ; ; lm :
portance is- attached to the expjeriments
being; made '«\u25a0. by "the fagricuHur'alt; de
partment s to improver the -methods of
picking/ handling,-'. packing.,' and trans
porting" fruits :to ; market. The ~ fruit
crops- of } California"; are immense, ;the
orange r - crop alone^ 1 amounting "'\u25a0 to : about
$30,000,000. ;;i If by ; better •methods "of
handling r ; and shipping .the, "market
value 'of one. Icrbp; would * increased
by: 25 perl cent 'there would'be;a*.proflt
of ($7,500,000 ;a':year. The government
experts believe, that improved methods
will add- at least; one-fourth; to - the
value of -fruit: crops. Not -only wiirall
fruit ' growers be \u25a0v.bene_flted.-<.butv*,con-
Bumerß will ; ; be7ableto;!eat; riper,
flavored "and ' f ar^ more - wholesome \ fruit
than^under ? the » existing conditions. "i; A
method has beeii;,discovered.'the;:ex
perU says,^whereby;, fruit; may ;b'e .left
on? the trees ' to : ripen for 'I a ; week ;or
10 r daya longer than: is possible at- pres
ent<and still; get 'to market
of miles away; in. prime condition.
i .The agricultural i. department : under
took'four, years f ago to investigate^ the
causes, of 'decay; of fruits and to" learn
how to transport them to "market; with
less loss' to the r grower. , It made ; some
experiments .with Georgia peaches - and
then> experimented^ -in California^ '
The .work' In California has been car
ried- on largely. "at Riverside,"; underj the
dlrections:"ofG: Harold Powell^' assisted
by:A;;V. Stubehrauch^and'L.;:S: Tenny,
Experiments" have been' carried oh also
at .Pasadena : and; at various "places: in
the .upper part of .". the state. : ; In the
south ,the orange ;wa9*Tijade -a special
study.*; In' the^upper part of Hhe state
more attention ' was paid to ; transport^
ing deciduous:- fruits and tocoid ;stor
'age.'T ? A special study was' made' of the
apple business of the Watsonvllle "dis
trict. : : \u25a0 "", : -' : ';:-V;.-v: i-' r <- -~" ,'- ; -V *• 'Pi ::\u25a0 -
As a" result of the Investigation it
has been -'shown"- that", the largest Josses
are due to rough handling of the fruit,
which" renders: it subject to rot,- coupled
wltii delay and storing the fruit after
it Us picked./: < : • "
: With the ..belleflowor from; Watson
ville it was found that there was a dif
ference i of . two ' months in' the' keeping
qualities : with apples . picked:: at ;" the
same time, but' with a. delay of. 10; days
in i the: storing of one of the lots. The
investigators -. alsoi found • that^ somej of
the-ltroubles; attributed to freezin*g:-of
fruits in was ' due , to 1 rapid
ripening -of- fruit during the delay; be
tween picking and storing. These .ex
periments with warehousing; fruit were
carried on mostly at Los Angeles v and
Pasadena/. \ ; :','\u25a0' •-\u25a0\u25a0•. ; -." • : -': -\ :'"..'\u25a0' ;\u25a0
A similar line of investigation is be
ing carried on with; the principal varie
ties -of grapes. So far it 'has' been
found that [the" largest portion* of r loss
.from "molding an<3U decay .has been due
to the cracking of the grape at ; the
stem, caused by rough . handling -'and
the brittle nature of some varieties.
The investigators are testing ?the ef
fect^ of different, methods of. handling
and;picking under, different conditions
to;avoidthe-loss.y i ; This work is being
conducted at Sacramento, Los Angeles
and Pasadena. • ."ri
,T,he third llneyof work Is in north T
rerri^California^iiul ' consist in an- effort
to improve the. conditions under whldh
fruits - like " the : peach/ apricot^ and
cherry ',.are ; marketed. ;-It is desired^to
permit the fruit. to remain on. the tree
ripening.until.it develops the fine flavor
and high : color which naturally be
long to it andßtill be able to get it to
market infsalable condition^ This work
led jto the } development" of the "pre
coollng"'system,.which;has been taken
up by a number of firms on a commer-.
ciaHbasis. "It seems "to mark a great
advance on all previous methods ;of
handling and | shippihgr fruit. ' The old
method \of 'i refrigerating fruit : was |to
put ithe* packed-boxes, at a tempera
ture of "80 degrees, Into the refriger
at6r.Vcar;and'send:them on their way.
The '{\u25a0 .temperature would ~ be reduced
gradually,"; but' l Jt .was, f ound__ that one
half -tjtp' one-third of the Transconti
nental-Journey :,was; covered;before ;the
temperature -waaTr^duced-to the neigh
borhoods of '4o degrees. The result^was
"that ?the; fruit ;would}ripen considerably
on'the-. trip" and'become. subject to: de
cay. The pomblogical experts In .charge
of the experiments i adopted the prac-'
Ilce^of"gettings;th4jffrultj;j;lbt6 r cold
; .warehouses^ as k soon as pos
siblel^.-after picking "and its
temperature to . 35 ;Or":40j degrees before
loading, it into -the V refrigerator car.
The ; ripening 1; of j the \^f rult in transit
wa§; thereby^; prevented^: and v it; : was
found possible ; t6Tshtp|with gratifying
'success:.; fruit '.which >was, fully.; -ripe
when' picked,: and»so r much;mbre satis
factory; to; the. 5 consumer'.. ,'>This; was
found: to;be> 'especially lyaluable , in; the
ease\6f4aprlcQts, s ;|which develop their
delicious only.^when^j ripe, and
which j ripen - as much* In a ' day - on : , the
trees ,as?apples: ripen \u25a0lhia week. -
? "^After : k the -experimental ;,work -in
Georgia - four -years ? ago,' which , showed
that : peaches ! could be' laid downiin ; the
'north . lnTpracti-callyj the 7 sa.me : condition
in ;, which they \Avere^picked from the
tree.^ithe £ scene -.Jof^c operations was
'transferred -"-to - the ; orange ; of
Calif orniarw" A s i a start 2 0 "carloads i of
oranges, ;v; "precooled,": V were * shipped
east. vsThe \u25a0' experinien t ; was | satisfactory
"and thisj."year^accurate tests made
J ,"pfecooling"sto r ; determine ;» the - best
rriethodsr^Besldes \ thej commercial ;vien
tufes.^two^ transcontinental Jlrailroads
are § now 1 building: experimental g "pre
coollng'^plants.'^The , government con
siders;.. this ;work -still: in:: experimental
stage, and therefore jis having : portable
ref rlgerating/plants c constructed ' Which
t can- bedusedif of^ investigating s work" in
any;part^pf ;thej<;quntry.~ v; ; ;; - ;^;
HiThe v^xperlniehts r,were ,. begun ; at 'the
request ; of '£ the >f growers themselves.
The! r \u25a0 losses are ; bald .'to : have ? amo uh ted
to ; from \ $500,000; to j$l'.000,000; yearly.T-
J: Ins 1905; ani Investigation rwasi begun,
and *i t was " soon"** d isco vered that [about I
one-iifth%of : all; the* oranges 'were. made I
;handling?V¥>During)cthey|last^ year/" 200;
-carloadsFof ?,werei shipped - un?|
der special;, conditions': for* the purpose j
of observation, .-;:: ; ,;; 7
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0: : , Persons; corinectedi'withK the orange
|ndustry,isay^thatjthelimproyed; meth
ods of; handlingl added j* at} least •$1,000.'^
\u25a0.000 1; to^v the >i mar ket r*ya lue fot s i last t sea- : >
son's^ pack. *; Some Torange^growers/iby]
ari^expenditureilof i; between-; $2,000 Jand '
$3,000^4 netted i between ; $25,000t',;and '
; $40,000?, for . theHseasohr vT^he >: shippers '
j .who^received'ithV^ highest for
r their "fruit '-were;- those ; who ;?adopted
I the ? most 'careful • methods 'of rpreparing
>, the »fruitj; for,? shipment, v ' \u25a0\u0084•;.,
; , V IJenionstratlons Jwere ;. given - this
';, year *} i n "s3 o ; i pa'cki ng(. ho u se s.^ ; \u25a0 : Amo n g
'} polher^.tlilngßlitlwas/shbwnp olher^.tlilngB 1 itlwas/shbwn } that: in < a K)t
"• of « 40,000 ? oranges, 1 ;by factual 19
r. per cent; were -clipper CTit,;and'soial
Por Infant^ and Children. . \u25a0
The Kind You Have Always Bought
most; certain to decay before reaching
[market: -' After -tv.-o "weeks' packing
fruit \u25a0 wasiexhiblte'd,.and', it was found
that < of {clipper *cut:Tfruit : 60; per/ cent
was V decayed ; ; r of dropped-,, oranges, l 2o
pcr -cent iwere*? decayed,- while* of \u25a0 soun"d
fruit-'onlyjl^per^centjshowed decay. In
some; cases fas^ high- asf 80 pert cent of
the oranges Vwere \u25a0\u25a0' found to' be cut.;c^lt
was fouhd'.that sound 1 fruit, nunbrushed,
after; two? weeks ' t ln \ the \ packing ' house,
showed a pVrcentage; decayed of 2.5;
sound fruit'; brushed," ' 6.2; ; sound /ff^ult
washed rln j clean water, -4;0 ; sound fruit
washed ; in "dirty ..water : 'such > as 'the
packers rused. 17.8 v mechanically in 7
jured, fruit, 37.4., \u25a0 < J V
OAKLAND, Sept. 16^— Ten killed and
50;younded was the result of a battle at
Shell Mound f park ;.this afternoon be
tween f two 'armies composed
of Irish . volunteers. j It was \u25a0 only a sham
battle,". however>raridVafter the hospital
corps had packed' the killed and.wound
ed^from the Ibattle field in true military
fashion / the ) corpses b soon revived and
helped -the wounded, treat their con
querors.- .The .occasion of the awful
| carnage was the fifteenth annual picnic
| of Company A; Irish .volunteers, and the
battle"was easily the feature of the day.
The ; defending •; side was ; intrenched
In "a .strongly : built ;; canvas stockade,
from which* point ; of s vantage ; they took
pot shots iat the enemy. It was quite a
while : bef or§ ; any ; of ; the ; shots took ef
fect, but when the sharpshooters finally
got ; the ' range : the invading : forces were
thinned ; quickly. Some : of 'the; fallen
heroes ' did the' wounded stunt in real
istic- style, groaning' in their" fearful
agony \u25a0 and 5 tearing . up . a lot of ; good
landscape in- their death throes.; The
flag; bearers, were, "of ; course, thef first
to fall, but; there .was ever another hero
ready to step into ;the breach and again
raise the.fallen colors \on high. , It .was
a"; thrilling' spectacle and- was duly ap-'
predated by i the ; large crowd which
watched the, maneuvers.-' \u25a0' j
. ; Besides i the | battle 4 royal I there were
athletic \ games '; and \ Gaelfc dancing to
entertain the spectators,-' and j the light
fantastic -was tripped by; Beveral«hun
dreds in'the dancing, pavilion. D. Cot
ter won the \u25a0 first F prize ?In the. men's
dancing competition, with B.. Lane sec
ond |p and > .-P. :; O'Connell third. Miss
Dougherty. was first in the ladles* event,
the ' second 'prize j falling : to Miss j Thorn
ton: and the third to Mlss.lsaude. v -
Dave O'Connell, 1 aged 8 years,
was, awarded a 'special prize for hia
clever- exhibition -. of dancing. • Forty
lads' and;^ lassies;' presented a, pretty
spectacle "in- Irish, jigs and .reels' and
received^ hearty applause from the "hun
dreds who crowded around', the Iplat-^
form. Professor McMahon was the fld-^
u dier: ;;,: -,-.:;''.;'""/ ;.. \u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0 . .:', :"\u25a0:. ::\u25a0\u25a0_
The following had charge of the out
ing: r . >.' JJ _". ,'>-,'_- '\u25a0;;:.','. ..;",'.'..'\u25a0 . ; /'
'"Committee of "arrangements— D.H'arnedy, clwlr- 1
man;-; J. "Waters, secretary; 'F. McKenna. Ser- i
Ki'ant Tim .Shear J. P.tKeilehcr, «*Jftmes -Herliliy. !
-i F.lsor ' committee^ — Lieutenant T. . ikT-Mahoney,
manager; 1 ' H.Moynihan,; assistant'; P. Gallaghur,
T.MoynfbanrP. Kelly I.^1 .^ : ' > - '\u25a0. -• .
:i' Gomes-:-^.", Waters,: J. J. Bresnan, - Sergeant { P.'
J. -Kenny. • , \u25a0/ -,- ; -" \u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0 \ - ' -''\u25a0\u25a0' - \u25a0' - '
Gaelic dances— J. O'Connell,. Joe' Kelleber, P.
.Reilly. - . .
'-\u25a0•\u25a0< Reception committee — Lieutenant J. -J. Snlli
,van, '* B. Sylver. - Sergeant: M. O'Neill, T. Mur
name. ' T.* Mannlon, - J." Brodie, .M. : Murphy, • J.
O'Connor, J. Downs,; D. Corbett,: J. Caldon.
Special by Leased Wire to The Call
ST. LOUIS," Sept. 10.-^-William- Eyana.
24 j years ';old, *the 'f youngest umpire, in
the 'American ,\u25a0; league," .;' was ".'seriously
hurt :by;a-sbda' water bottle thrown at
his head jby: : a '/grand' stand; apectator^at
the 'f second^ St.'wtouis-Detroit?ba'seball
game fherej today. The "contest ; ended
when ai crowd •of 25,000 a eyaged "fans"
rushed-on. the diamond and tried" to
lynch \u25a0 EvansV assailant." ~ , • ...
T. Evans 'decided -a hit was "a
f oul."-'« 7,The l next i instant *" an angry ;\u25a0 D
etroit rooter iin the; grand -stand picked
up -an\ empty \u25a0"-'\u25a0 soda water and
threwit at, his head.' ; The. bottle i burst
in a ; thousand i pieces \ f against Evans',
skulltand he fell bleeding andiuncop
scious \u25a0 across 'jthe J plate.'- -In ;a' moment
the whole grand : stand wasj emptied.: of
its i thousands, ? men. and women; wio
leaped I over ; the \ fence, dashfed - out .upon j
the* diamond"/* and ._\u25a0' gave ? chase '.to .the |
\ ybuth:whb!had;thrownthe i 'bottle. ' _ i
! ftiThe^ umpire's; assailant^was a 17; year
I old; lad! named; Hugo Dusenberg." Dusen
berglwas caught '\u25a0 at the rfar, end^of ithe
grounds- and
but for the arrival ~of< 6o policemen,, who
swept'dowiiton \ the^mob/jj* With : night
sticks \u25a0 and- pistolsUhey] drove 1 back; and
finally hustled the crowdinto the street.
•j. ; . OAKLAND j' Sept." 15.— -Counting .of the
iballots g in;-' the** contest £ f or.y'queen J. of
, thej? Alamedax county.^ carnival jwasTnot
;completedl todayViO^'lngitOi the] vast; In
now^oftvotes last night ijiist;bef ore' the
closeof the competition. With 6,000"to
8,000 "iballots ; yet .to : be ' r : counted ; tha
'contejsU; is ' close 'X between 'ii Miss - Veva
: Whalen arid Missj Madeline Maxwell for
iOaklahd. -"Each' "candidate :' will have'
rmoreHhah-.12,000r moreHhah-.12,000 out of the estimated
30;0J)0»votes:cast.; ' - \ ;,'\u25a0"\u25a0- -.. :"\u25a0'/'\u25a0 '
'}.} lnSAlameda the -\u25a0 result ; for . : that city
irestßli restBls between,; Mra. 'Llda ; Zingg : and
Miss : Delia! Fischer. V. ;;„;>: V \
•So /manyj.- thousand ;~> ballots j.* poured
the committeej.waiTe wamped. Counting
'- - ' aVS* B^ftnl Rj .JM '- H| jBjS faaa Kmm \A k3 \^^^ I^9B
* " ' -\u25a0 r -, . , / \u25a0 ; --•
. :•-;.' Monadnock-Building^
Reiidition of "Lucia"
Pleases Italian
. The Chutes theater belonged to the
Italian colony last " night. The gallery
"wast crowded fViUu-the native sons of
Italia and ;thc orchestra "and -dress cir
cle fwere dotted .here ' and: there with '
the i more | prosperous ,but ' not, more mu
sical i Latins. ' "Lucia = dl;"Lammermoor"
'wasTsungjagain and the;cast was as it
was'Saturday"rilght r except for the role
bfJEdgardo, which was- to have been
sung by Signor Domenlco -Delli Prancl.
but; was not. Poor was not there
because \ his" manager ' said he was not
good enough to mlngle'wlth the stars
or " expire Z for love * of ; Lucia. But if .
Franc! missed -the -plaudits he also
missed some -hisses, and if he lurked
i darkly,inithe,wings;hls soul must have
| fed on* the occasional'- sounds'of disap
! prqyal "which "greeted "^.ngelor Parola. (
who j had-; been substituted at "the" last
minute^foV^the.tenorlwho failed. , ; ]
sang- Edgafdo; Saturday night '.
and was" billed for last night.. But^Gen
'erar Manager" Patriza had no heart to '•
challenge, his , countrymen '. w h° v would !
come in"hundreds from the shadows of t
Telegraph'hlll. ilf Franc! was hissed in '
continental fashion Saturday night, the
audience *mlght v "bust up ".the' show" on
Bunday night; so the traditions ot^ltal
ian bel canto were not offended and
FrancidldHnot'slng. "
-.';"- Parola^ who did sing. As none too
good, In memory of Agostlnl and Russo
of. ancient fame/ and. his, voice is not
emitted with the freedom that charac
terizes ; the Italian utterance. H« has
too many ".teeth/ between "his .tone and
his audience, but his tone is; frequently
tender and limpid, if ; It , is not robu»t.
and he- never, permits his acting. to get
into the< way of his more important
duty; of singing. ; 'j.
.But out of the desert'of notes with
which Doniretti filled mucbof his score.
Padovani emerged like a : green oasl?.
What became of 'thd: Scotch story an
gered by a.Latin. Latin librettist and tuned
up by. an Italian maestro did not matter
whenshe gave; it utterance; The Eng
lish did not understand it and her coun
tryment did:'not :w«mt;to. Only Pa
dovani and her -larynx mattered. Her
contrapuntal frenzy with the flute was [
so^glorlous that the singer forgot she
was mad and beamingly I accepted the
congratulations of the* chorus and the
plaudits -of her ; audience in audible
tones of delight. ."-'
Without reference to ' the plot the
saddest, moment inthe story is- when
Padovani, as Lucia/. dies. Many of the
audlenee left then and did not wait for
Edgardo to .follow her to an Italian
opera death. .
L Paclnl,. as "Lucia's heartless tbrother.
was very good. -'::! His singing grows with
better acquaintance; but he is too en-"
thusiastlc for a tenor of 'Parola's lim
ited tonal volume, and drowned him out
in. the sextet.
.. Drlector Jacchia should work his soft
pedal more or procure more singers.
The -big ensemble in the second act
was more like a band concert than
grand opera. The singing was accept
ed on - faith and because the chorus'
mouths were open ;. but *no one heard
them. The band la fine, but too much.
Mauceri, with;hls big bass voice/made
a splendid Impression, and the entire
opera was enjoyable.*^
Continued from Pace 1, Colnmn 1>
fair and, after a great deal of trouble.
obtained proof of the man's innocence.
Judge ; Davis,'? who had ' tried Evans.
passed upon the proof and declared
Evans Innocent. Warden. John E. Hoyle
of San Quen tin said the same.
Now Evans is waiting in the peniten
tiary until the jiecessary legal steps
shall have been -taken for his- release.
Within-a few weeks he will pass out
through the penitentiary gates a free
man;' • ~ *
was continued if or 5 hours, but the out
side districts have not been finished and
the final result will not be known until
tomorrow.' • .
" The r^al estate associations of Oak
land,' Alameda and Berkeley have com
bined^ their/ efforts for a "display at
the carnival, seven booths Joining: each
other '* having ;_ been' secured, and these
will be in charge of competent and well
Informed -.who will see to
it that the -advantages of the bay cl ties
are ably presented to all Inquirers.: "J. ;j.
Rbsbordugliof this city Is lncharge of
the arrangements.*;' Well toward 150,000
admission^ tickets sold' represent Uhe
ad\'fince guard of- the array of visitors
.who\ will : attend the carnival." Director
General :B. P. .Miller is handling an
enormous, amount of business prelimi
nary to the opening September 23, when
Governor »Qillett:.iß.'expected to crown
.the" queen^ of i the carnival/ Every day
pi' the two weeks will be. replete with
attractions. ' ' ' '_'\u25a0'.'-\u25a0. . V. -." .
- MHE IN 'A* OKOCEBY— Berkeley. Sept. 13.—
Fire -In the ; grocery ; of H. ; Howe a t 283S Ells
worth * street ,- damaged \u25a0 the "; stock . snd build ldj
this afternoon to the • amount' of ; ? 500. 5
'>A' : fe'ir'doaesof,tliis'renSeay t 'mll in-
variably i cßXd^n » ordinary, attack of
diarrbesa. * :.!^plHW^mrffHßffii
tx.-It'can \u25a0 always be depended upon , -
even in the more Bevere attacks of
cramp colic and cholera morbns.*
\u25a0Jilt is equally successful for summer
diarrhcea * and "cholera . inf antum * in
children,* and is the means of paving
the lives of many children each year.
"*; When < c water - and
sweetened it is pleasant to take. '\u25a0
*<> Erery man of a family, should keep
this remedy in his home. Bny it now.'
~_ Larob Size, 50c.
Murine Bye rtemedy Refreshes.
Cleanses' and Strengthens the Eye. It
Stimulates -the Circulation, of tH» Blood
Supply j which* Nourishes the Eye. and
Restores a Healthful Tone to Eyes En-
feebled by Exposure to Strong: Wtnd»,
Ouat arid Reflected SunliiKbt.
; Quickly :Relieve* Redness.
Swelling and Inflaro«d Conditions of th»
: Makes Weak Eyes Strong.
Mur'.n* is Compounded in, the Labora-
tory of the Murine Eye Remedy Co..
; Chicago. ; by ; Oculists who have used It
for years In a Successful Prlvata Prac-
tice, and is Safe and Pleasant In Its ap-
plication to the most Sensitive Eye. or
to the Eye of a nursing Infant.
': Murine "Is a Reliable Relief for all
Eyes that' Need Care. Druggists, and
Opticians sell it at 50c per battle.
' > Tbri« Remedle* are alai prepared In
larger - park nx c* \u25a0 tor Phriltianj' and
Hosipitnl u«v, and are Standaxd of Ky<*
Remedy ; Quality. Onr Eye Book;* Ax«
Mailed Free.
Closing Out Sale
Stock includes
Roll and 'Flat Top Desks and
% Oak Roll and Flat Top
Desks, Standing Desks ar.d
Mppn Roll Top Typewriter
5 and 6 foot Imitation Stand-
ing Desks. $6.00 and $7.00.
Get one for your shipping
- \Ve are retiring from busi-
ness and the stock must be
21 Mason St.
' A , lady, prominent in social, clr- 1
i cles. Just returned from a sojourn •
1 in Europe, brings, back "'with" her »f
valuable skin food recipe, which |
she says Is in general use among*
the society women of France, who*
have an international reputation for i
, their exquisite complexions. The*
recipe' is as follows: ' ?
Two ounces of Hose Water; onei
ounce Spirits of Cologne; four ounces f
Sartoin (crysta!lzeci)..; ; a3Bß] ?
Put the Sartoin in a pint of hot*
water (not boiling), soft water be-?
ing preferable. When it is dis-?
solved and cooled, strain through aj
fine-cloth, add the Rose Water aniij
Spirits of Cologne. This prepara-;
tion to be applied twice a day orj
oftener and massaged thoroughly I
into the skin, and if adhered to per-j
sistently is said to produce wonders J^
even on -the worst complexion or i *
roughest skin. It is an inexpensiveif
mixture and the ingredients can b«*i»
gotten from any well stocked drug •
store, the above formula making*
enough, to last quite a while and*
sufficient for a very thorough trial.*
o[' . 6
I Mannf aetnrin? . J*weler. 1711 Brodertck J
V st. bet.^Bngh and Pine. Tel.-Wwt g7S4."'J#
Dr. Mar -Don
T^ e notad Doctor
r©*^sfea^sk*^ Chinese Empir*
766-788 C!ay tot
\Wlth kno-»'.»d;« inherits tironji •rr«a
ftattatlOM, ram aU*ailsi«ata that ta« hu-
mts iTiUn ta (objaet to, by qmm »t
T#«a and • <-arefallj i«l*et*d Herba. Cca-
•ultarlon dtUr.
The Weekly Call
$1.00 Per Year
- PROPOSALS for Bay and Oats— D«pot Quar-
termaster* i Offlc^, " 1086 Xorth Point - st- r Saa
Francisco, - CaL. ; Anjrjst 20. 1907.— Sealed pro-
pesais. in triplicate." subject to tbe usual coudi-
tion*,; fill be receiTsd- here. 11 z/elGck a. m..
Paetac - time. .: Wedoesdar, September IS. 1307.
and thea opened, tor foraisbto; and deliTertas
at San ; Francisco, CaL. or other promineat nil-
road points, 7,500, tons hay. and 7,000 tons oats,
t or \u25a0- shipment to th« Philippine islands. Th»
United . State* rfewrrec the right to accept or
reject any "-or all propo*a!s or "anj- part thereof.
Blanks "tor 'proposal* and tail information will
be farakhed. apon npp'.ication to tills of ace. En-
re lopes containing proposals to be indorsed." "Pro-
pos*l» for Haj *nd Oats, Xa 3818, to be opened
at 11 o'clock a. m... September V*. 1907.- J. B.
BELLINGEK, Depot Quartenaaster. V. 3. Ana/.
Artny, ICO6 Xorta Point at.. San Francisco; Cat-
Sept. iT.: 1607— S«tled proposalu. In duplicate, tot
{ urrthhln* ' snd * deUterlng \u25a0; sobsintene* :. stores : lr» ,
SQCh qaantitW as may, he called , for - fey ; tb»*
piace tiarlng tbe mont!» of Octob*^'lsMC.'an«l J
*ccf>rd«nce wltb «peeiileatlon» and : conditions*.^
forth \u25a0hi Circular Ko. 3. .War Department. Officer
ComnUamry Gtoeral. Wa»Wagrto». D. C. Febra-
ary 12. 1907. » wi1l be reeei»ed at tal» office uaiil
U o'clock a. «n.. S«pt. 17, 1907, and tnen opened.
Information^ fomlah«d 'on applicaUoa. C S>
KBAUTHOBT, Major, Cotaml»*ar/» _;
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