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San Francisco is to be the scene of the greatest dinner ever given. Even the story of it is exciting. See The Sunday Call VOLTOIE C3H.— NO. 7. DEEM MEN IN MINE DEAD Company Says 380 Went to Death in Explosion Cave-In Holds Back fl/fi but Five in Fire Damp Gas Fills Whole of Mine's Lower TIT 1 * Workings Dying Refugees Tell of Seething Mob in Panic MONONGAH, W. Va., Dec. 6. — Six charred bodies lying in the improvised morgue, five men near death in the hospital and 369 men imprisoned by tons of coal, rock and mine debris in the depth of the hills surround ing this mining town, with chances all against a single one of them being alive, is the most accurate summary obtainable at 11 o'clock to night of the results of a mine explosion today, which, in all probability, was attended by .crcater loss of life tha n any for mer disaster in the history of trie bituminous coal mining industry of America. The list of employes of mines' Xos. 6 and 8 of the Consolidated coal company at Monongah has been checked off, showing that 380" were in the two mines when the explosion occurred. Neither entry has been opened to the real workings, and the indications are that a majority if not all cf those caught in the mines are dead. It is rumored here that mine officials have ordered SSO coffins shipped to Moner.gah as soon as possible. The explosion occurred shortly a.fter 10 o'clock today. The mines are located on opposite sides of the west fork of the river at that place, but merged in tbeir underground workings by a head ing- and on the surface by a great steel tipple and bridge. The finding: of the six bodies and the five dying men is the only reward of uninterrupted labor by the large rescu ing force that immediately set to work at every possible point. \u25a0 \u25a0 . TELL OK MniGGLB The living men. while unable to give any detailed report of the disaster, state tfazt. i'.'incdi.itcly back of them when they began their frantic struggle for liberty^ there was a large number of men er.gaKPd in a similar struggle. Trhil"? still farther back in the workings tbere was a. larger number, of whom they Knew nothing. It is the opinion of the mine officials end others familiar with mining that these seven men had not penetrated the mine as far as had the majority of the day shift when the explosion oc curred, and that they headed for and reached the main entrance before tha ravcJn that now blocks the entrance not more than » few hundred feet from the main opening of mine No. C. As the miners are referred to by the rescued men as having been alive when last *ecn. It is believed they were caught back of a. heavy cavein and could not have *urviv«d more than a f«»w minutes In the deadly gases with which the entry filled as soon as the ventilating system was interrupted. HAVE LITTLE HOPE There is more hope for those in more remote sections of the mine, as they may have reached workings wh^re irech air Is supplied by other opening?, but at best only the most slender hope }* entertained for the survival of any one of the men in the mine when the debris can be cleared away and com munication with the outside re-estab- The two mines regularly employ l.ono men, working in two shifts — 500 during the day and 500 during the night'— and the best information ob tainable at this time is that 3SO men of the day force had gone to work this morning, and that all were caught- It vas shortly-after 10 o'clock when the. Continued on. rase 2, Column 4 The San Francisco Call. INDEX OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHOXE KEARXY S6 * SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1907 WEATHER CONDITIONS TESTERDAY— KaIay; Kmtbrrert . xrlnd; , pre eipitatlon, .25 ©f an iach; maximum tempfra tur*. 59: minimum. 52. FORECAST rOR TOD AT— CIm&T. un *rtU?d weather, with Bb«w#r»; brtek court Wind*. v ; Poge 11 EDITORIAL Cfneernln* rooeolidttinn. Pajse 8 One way to rtt>p thujjwr. Vnxv 8 The enefcoo and tb« oriole, rt *L Page 8 T»«ti with Shea. Pace 8 Following the fi'ißjr «f a petition by tha lawyers fwtht cont«»taat in the Colton irlU e<Mjt«t eas*>. alleging frajid and mlsmanagemeiit. Walter J. Barnett bu been rosp^rded as spwial. administrator of tb« estate 'in litigation by an order of tnt *aperiw court of Ssnta Craz county. ;\\:''-: Pace 1 Real estate market nbetrs notable inquiry by merchanti for locations In the downtoTm district. Page 6 Mrs. VT. H. Broome ft Santa Barbara appeals to Brltlib. gOTemment tr> help ber set back home worth 512.000 forfeited for $480 *treot bill. Pare 1« Shaken? occnr* in police department as i*«uU of ord»r by Chief BiggT assigning captain* to terr commands. . Page 16 - Mayor Taylor asks that three membera of the Crr department be remoTed for political "nc tlrirj. Page 5 Finance committee of beard of supervisors noMa np expense bill* of OUrer grand jury until authority to pass on them -is •I'tT ttined. Page 5 Her metis not like those bis mother used 1o cook. !\u25a0 criticism that leads wife to seek tiiTorc*. Page 0 While mother »le»p* pretty Santa Barbara' plr! hurriedly packs and joins man *he mar ried In afternoon for hurry trip to city. Page 9 Miss Gladys Tan. romedienn*. passes thrdHisrb San Francisco on the trail of Ollle Mack. \u25a0wlio. sac alleges, betrayed her. Pasre 18 B. B. I>e will b<? charged today with tlie morder of Thomas McCarthy, a priTate dt? tectire. by ahorios the point of an umbrella into Ma eye. Page 12 Fromscent Chinese is slain by San Jose tiiK'o binder in ton; war and murderer is captured, after pursuit in automobile. Pasre 16 Fight trust graft cases assigned to- JoOj;<* Duune for trial. Paise 16 Bank commissioners will decide.. this* mor.j ing whether or not the California "saf^ deposit and " trust company shall be per mitted longer tiro* In which to strengthen its affairs. Page 5 SUBURBAN Two young Salvadorans captured in San Fran cisco accused of many robberies in Oak land.. V ..; Pace 4 Preliminary hearing of Mark A. Wilklns. charged with the mnrder.of, Vcrnie Carrain. hf srun before Police Judge Geary. Dead woman's j husband «"at<;hes prisoner in court. • -Pujpe 4 Director? of Union national bank of Oakland make announcement that the institution has b/-en declared eolrent by the national back ex aminer. Page 4 " Triaoner in Alameda temporary Jail -entfc.iicvk., sets err to mattre«s aDd escapes to ,be WC*IV j tared and charged with intoxication. •". Page 4 Professor StepheDS says the young e,oglwe?s. the' pioneers who' blaze the way for civilisation, are tbe only men who bare romance connerteJ with their liTes. Page 4 Modern "Raffles" is suspected of the theft of iewels tvortb $2,000 from a fashionable apart ment house in Berkeley. , -Page 1 Death claims Augustine Galindo. aged 80. pio neer citizen of Oakland and member of one of the oldest Spanish Californlan families In tbt" west. Page- 4 Shanghaied boy held IS months in irctic returns to tell of hardships in wliel-r prison. Page 4 DOMESTIC Republican national enmmittee stands ab-v.it eren on Kansas City and Chicago as contention cities, while few rotes will decide. . Page 1 Coal company fixes number of dead or tlyiiig in mine disaster in West Virginia, at 35". ami is said to bare ordered coffins for all. ; Page 1 J. Jj. Bristow. formerly assistant jtostmaster general, inrestigates plan' to establish govern ment steamship line from San Francisco to ranama. Page 12 Clara Bloodgood's suicide explained by frl->n<l« as due to worries ver nnam-cs, while, mauugcr asserts sbe played t'jo many one nigiat stands. Page 7 Attempt made to wreck Julius Kruttsch-iufs special train in Texas. Page 12 COAST Dynamite is u*ed on power poles in attempt to plunge Goldficid in darkness: protest entered against callinc of troops; eisrbt companies of regulars depart from California for the >cr ue of trouble. " »*«»« 1 Those invoWed in Imperial Taller alleged !;;n<l frauds seek to obtain ruling absolving tliein from all taint. , J/ \u25a0 Page 7 New flowing well prorrs south Coalingn 6fl 6eld a great producer. Page-IB Death at Santa Rosa of John Taylor 'Bower*,' a Trell known pioneer, who was an act ire mem ber of the TigUantes. Page 13 Majority of . Sonoma county hop growers :ip pro»e the proposed coast organization. Page 11 Dfßpitc protrsU. « Japanese church will lw bnilt in the finest residence section of VacarUle. Page 15 Ardrew C. Cozad, founder of Norm A; Rovv*>'^ circus, kills himself at Santa Crui. Page IK Two Portuguese fishermen in launch battle against high sea« on ocean for sercn days and are finally picked up by ressel and towed i« Capitola. Page 11 FOREIGN Prediction mate that Taft ; s risit will result in Rnsslan-Amcrican alllanc. Page 1 Latest Parisian" style > of dress for women fits the figure with marked tigbtnif»«. Page 8 SPORTS Edith Rat 100 to 1 and four other long shots win races at EmerjTille in slippy going. \ Page 10 George Mem«i<r coming to San Francisco I o ar range match with Battling NeUoo. Page 10 Ten starters- in .Crocker felling stake ' make hard picking for the-taient. Page 10 Three winners at New Orleans race* <\u25a0 nwe from P. Punne's barn. Pajgei-lO J. Scott Leary dtjttt* George Bromley hua match 6w'immias - race »t the .Olrmplc club- Page 10 SOCIAL Winter's jrayety open* last night with cotillon at Fairmont hotel. .Page" Mrs. Cyrus WalVcr S« Uosteyj «t largest crIUSH whist party giren •in ' this \u25a0 city . in «ereral .Three contributions frOra tbr international union Ua^e been TeceiTcd by the carmen of. this city. . -Page 9 1 MARINE Snorting eouthwester makes floating propertr | dance to a lively tune aj»d" keeps, ships f rbtn jroing to tea.' Page 11 ; Japanese liner America ' Maru ends royagc across Pacific and briogs rich cargo from \u25a0 the orient. Page 11 MINING -Sending 'of troops to GoMfleld slrtngt!i'-ns stock market," affecting Gold Old 'Consolidated and Florence perticolarly. Largest *; trading <?f o*Mf -vmkß ezjeriecccd. % ' rage 15 ! ;SAN, ! FEANOISGO. SATTERDAY ? :DECTMBEK^y^i9OT: CONVERSION OF COLTON ESTATE ASSETS CHARGED Serious Accusation Against Walter j. Bartnett and J. Dalzell , Brown :\ DECEIT IS ALLEGED Said to Have Concealed Knowledge of Impending Bank Failure BONDS AND COIN GONE Trust 'Officials Accused of Shipping Securities Out of California Pending a thorough into the affairs of the estate of. the late Ellen \u25a0M. Colton, widow, of the late David D. Colton, the superior court of. Santa Cruz county yesterday issued an order suspending Walter J. Bartnett, vice president and general counsel for the California safe deposit and trust company, as special adminis trator of that part of the estate which is in litigation. The order was granted on a petition filed by the lawyers for Helen M. B. Sacher, granddaughter of Mrs. Colton, and a contestant of her will, making allegations against Bartnett of breach of trust and at tempting to deceive the court. These lawyers are Barclay Henley, J. ,F. raiey, Benjamin X.. Knight and Crit tenden" Thornton. According: to • the petition, Bartnett and J. Dalzell Brown are guilty of concealing their knowl edge of the Impending: failure of the; California safe- deposit and! trust com pany for some months,,brfo re. the crash came. It is alleged that they^-failed to K"ive notice to the;. attorneys for the contestant of the comlns: trouble. The petition also recite* that,' despite;, the fact - that the" court of £anta Cruz coun tv, •_ i n ; wh i c h: the. - e s ta^t,^ ift '. bei'n s;; administered, had. ordered that Ithe securities constituting the assets of the estate should ' be ' safeguarded in the vaults of the safe deposit com pany. Bartnett and J. Dalzell Brown admitted to the " ( bank commissioners that $75,000 in money had been burned in the fire and that. ?200,000 in stocks and bonds had been sent, to New. York for safe keeping. . SAFBTV. OF'ASSKTS The petition sroes on to say that seven months after the fire of April IS. 1906, Bartnett and Brown testified under oath before the superior court of Santa Cruz county that nt that tLme there was de posited in the vaults of the deposit^ company the entire amount of the as sets of the estate, consisting of approx imately 1325,000 ' in bonds and stock and $76,000 in cash or negotiable paper of various kinds. At that time the court ordered that the entire assets of the estate be placed on deposit with the California safe de posit and trust company and constituted that company the official depository for such stock and bonds and cash as might come into the hands of Bartnett as spe cial administrator. The order forbade the sending^of any. of such assets from the state under any pretext whatever. Following his testimony as to' the dis position of the funds of the estate, Bartnett gave .bonds of $20,000, with David J. Walker and J. Dalzell Brown acting as sureties. Since r.!je suspension of the trust company these, sureties, so the petition declares, are "each of them , utterly insolvent." In continuing the charges the order of suspension asserts that, "the said California safe deposit and trust com pany is likewise insolvent and unable to pay its debts and that. its officers are not in possession of the ; stock and bonds as aforesaid receipted for by it, and that -its officers have concealed, embezzled and transported the! said etock and bonds out of the . state of California, which amounts to a conver sion of and an embezzlement of \u25a0 them, and that its officers have given false and inconsistent accounts of the where abouts of the said stock and bonds, and that the said Walter J. Bartnett is lack ing in integrity as to make him an unfit person to act as special administrator of th« estate." ' • TEMPORARILY SUSPEVDED In acting on thin petition ;the court issued a. perfunctory order enjoining Bartnett to show cause why his sus pension should not be made permanent and suspending him until lurtfcef order of th« court. .; • - , - The officers of the trust company are ordered to" appear and show cause why that company should not he displaced and removed from- its position as de pository of the funds of the" estate, and it is ordered to deliver to the court, or to to a rpc«>iver appointed by the court, a full Recounting of all its actions in regard to the estate and its affairs. \u25a0 - 'This action on the part of the court of Santa Cruz county scores a. strong point for the contestants in the % long- fight for tlie estate' nf Mrs. .ColtonT-which Continued on Page 3, Column 1 - LIST TO CHICAGO LOOKS BAD FOR BOOM OF TAFT Lake Metropolis: Awakes From Apathy to Bid / for Convention - CANNON MEN ACTIVE On Choice of City May Hang Nomination of President ROOSEVELT IS SILENT Shakes; Hands of Men on Committee^ but Says Nothing SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL. 'WASHINGTON*. Dee. 6.— Members of the republican national committee are inclined to think the convention will be held, in Chicago and not in Kansas City.. Chicago has been lukewarm. until today, 'but Frank O.Lowden, commit 'teeman from Illinois, came forward this morning with an invitation from Chi cago that made Kansas City's teeth rattle. Chicago offers . ati auditorium seating 14,000 persons, .and will meet all expenses of the subcommittee. Sev eral members -holding^out to get a bet ter offer from Chicago admitted pri vately that they were doing it more to tease' Lowden than anything else. They were for Chicago anyhow, they said. and even- if Chicago made no more offers they would vote for her. If : the convention goes to Chicago it will be taken by politicians to mean that anti-Taft forces are in the sad dle. The national committee is- be lieved to be against Taft. . The. selec tion of the convention city will be a test as to the truth of this suspicion. Kansas City is in the heartof the Taft sentiment, while Chicago will be re garded as a Cannon center or a rally ing ground of the field against Taft.. , LOOKS BAD FOR TAFT :' "The sudden strength of : movement for. Chicago is universally regarded to day, as- an exhibition of anti-Taft strength with the other presidential candidates who. do not appear to be considered in this connection. It is the field against Taft, or rather the field against RoqseVelt over Taft's shoulder. Arthur Vorys, Taft's manager, said he did not care which city* got the con vention. This announcement was a blow to Kansas City.' and' Jay H.Neff, the chairman, of that city's delegation, admitted; that -there; had been a lessen ing, of Kansas City sentiment. , ""We will-be sorry," he* said, "if thft big game of politics is played now to otir disadvantage. "We are not taking part in the; national aspect of the se lection. Our organization is nonpartl san." - Other considerations, however, ap peared to enter into the apparent change in ! sentiment, and to account for the growth of Chicago talk. A promi nent member of : the .national 'commit tee explained It -a s follows : CHICAGO IjA V; DORMANT "Up to now Kansas City has. had the swing, taking it" by default. Chicago would "not! come to the' front with any kind of a proposition. :: That was not ,ths kind of spirit to be countenanced by the national ' : committee. . Moreover, when ;it began" to look .as Kansas City was really likely to get it, ob-' jectlona were raised. "The' .newspapers complained that telegraphic ; facilities .were: Inadequate in- Kansas City. Eastern men .'thouglit the additional 12 .hours* railroad* travel would be an item of expense to bs con eiderVd. ; " These '"V questions will . , e be fought out when we hear the cltieV talk tomorrow \u25a0 through . their -. repr esenta .tivei»."\u25a0"•!'\u25a0\u25a0•- ' ''\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 "\u25a0 \u25a0 - -.'V"^'?'-; '\u25a0-\u25a0--\u25a0' \u0084" :Asirle from the. selection of acting Chairman r Harry . S.. 'New to fill', the remainder /of -the' ; un.expired term of Continued on Fuse 3, . Column 3 - v Commander- of 'United ; States troops sent to Goldfield and officers;i'rwHo^y^l"'\assist:--him. -Colonel- Alfred W. Reynolds! left. to rights-Lieutenant' H. A. Ripley, Major -J.-F.' Kreps; Lieutenant Robert H. Whitfield, Lieutenant :-H^Pcarce/-'V:^.-^\-;: -H^Pcarce/-'V:^.-^\-;- .•.•,.-\u25a0_\u25a0\u25a0 _;/\u25a0• \ ." .' - ;;..\u25a0; ; "Raffles" atprkin Fashionable Abode- Theft of $2,000 Worth ot Jewels From Berkeley Apartment : House Baffles Police ' \u0084 BERKELEY, Dec. 6.— Baffled by the mysterious theft of . Jewels; valued at ?2,000 from the apartments of tMiss V>~. Q.'_ Wilkinson at the fashionable >' Ox ford house,' Allston \u25a0.' way and.Oxford street, the police .have .virtually^'decid ed \u25a0 that a real | "Raffles" is . the guilty person 'and that ,a : "gentleman" • : -.b'ur... glar found ; access to^the rooms of the thief's- victim.; ;i." V ; •.. ." \ • ,' ; -:'; For several days detectives' of . the Bcrkfeley department have" been work ing ,hard on 'the strange .disappearance of ;' Miss \u25a0: Wilkinson's gems. v 'For, .ns many days the utmost' caution \u25a0 has been observed; both' in'^police circles -and at the 'Oxford to conceal ' the 'news'of- the theft, which is - surrounded by; so 'many peculiar circumstances 'that the -.detec tives have reached the conclusion that a person intimately: acquainted with' the : interior;' of .* the I fashionable .apart ment house is' guilty.; -• r '- Miss Wilkinson notified the police as soon" as she discovered the loss, of- the jewels. She said that, she carried Unem to the bathroom last Tuesday .morning in /a chamois bag-. This contained a variety ,of \u25a0* diamond 1 rings, brooches, pins and other articles of .adornment. Miss: Wilkinson left the 'pouch ; acci dentally: in- the bathroom on the. floor when.she. returned to her. room .to' com plete her toilet after her. morning bath! Sb'e.Vdid not "miss_ the- jewels at- once, but'.withln a. few minutes remembered that she" had '- left them-; behind. Going back 'to -.the -bathroom -to get'the gems. Miss : Witfcinson'.was .thunderstruck at not flndirigrthern.. \u25a0 / . \u25a0The Oxford apartments is one. of the high class-houses of" the character in the city. /On; account of the location overlooking: v, the. \u25a0\u25a0'university, the; suites are "most .eagerly,; sought for "by the elite'*and; ; numbers of society .folk are registered >as7gruests.>- , . . DEATH? CAIiljS -D. H. PEBn^ Z :L,OS^jANGELES. Pec. -: 6^-D.-H.s Pee'ry of; Salt',: Lake VCltyV? prominent ,capital ist Landi^iernocrktie. national ;xomrnittee-" m'an^froni'/Utah; died -at thevLanker sh'hn"- hoi *\ •- toda y.. after.' ah';. illness .of .several \ weeks Ifrom:Brig.hYsltiisea«e."^ : \ The ; federal \ government finds that there wave been 1 .300,000 \u25a0divorces in 20 years. amazing facts and • some opinions •are set forth in. The Sunday Call pierica and Russia : Friendly Again Predicted That the Attitude, of -Japan Wiii Bring About \:' '.; - New Alliance \u25a0:.-\u25a0.• -v: .-— . \u0084,:,.::- \u25a0 ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 6.— Secretary j : Taft's VisiVtoSt. Petersburg has causal j numerous., political rumors regardlnjr. j the. far east A well informed Rtrssian ! politician. , says .that .'both Russia and America are likely to resume their old ! close' friendship" 1 en account of Japan's threatening attitude in thetPaciflc. A diplomat of higrh standing says that •Russia wishes an alliance. with America, but-it is not .popular at present In th* republic, and, besides, is not stronsr enough to be of any. use to the United, States..'".. -j'JlAjj-.yi! Impertinent Question No. 28 WhalDoVo*W^ for Christmas? For the mqst original or wittiest answer to this ques tion— anduhe 'briefer ; the better— The Call will pay FIVE DOLLARS. For the next five answers The Gall . will- pay ONE DOLLAR each. Prize winning answers will be printed next \ Wecjnesday and checks mailed to the winners at once Make your answer short and address it to : IMPERTINENT QUESTIONS, THE CALL ; TVlnal!is.An»vrers to "TVhat Is the Matter With Teddyf* . $5 prize t» Edvard Bricg*-Jr, 130S M**Balc «T«an»» dty. ' .Chronic' honesty j diagnosed as-incurable by Dr. Trust. -$1 prize to. F.". W. Sacdprfoa. 597 See street, city. He is lonesome, being in a' class by himself. .;-.; $1 : prlie to J. V. Marao, Hayward. - Has his, hands full trying to. please. Bo,ooo,ooo people. ! fl prUeto C.H. Oiase. b0x;264, ChiM.": \u25a0 • •" "He is only a;human being. " \u25a0•\u25a0.: $1 prUe;to.W.;F..(l?.Saano.'2«o7 Howard atrset, city. .. ' . \u25a0 *; You mean the other fellow. doiiVyou?', $l;priz<» to F. P. Benhatn. ISS7 Telegr.tph aT«aa#. OaVltai ]Oh,"lots of things; but what do they amount v PRICE--' FIVE CENTS. DYNAMITE IS USED NEAR MINES Attempt Is Made to Put Goldfield in i jjarKness Sheriff, V/ho Is Friend of the Strikers, Disappears Protest Is Entered Against ..Calling-' Troops y:^ Eight Companies Start for the Scene of Trouble Belief that permanent ecrrlson of reg ular troops Trill be established at Goldfletd; attempt Is made to dyna mite power poles and have the towa - In darkness; sheriff, who la friendly to miners and conducts a saloon, dls . appears. Elacht companies of the Twenty-second infantry, commanded by Colonel A. YV. Reynolds, depart for Goldfleld. Governor 'Sparks* appeal for troops construed by the "Washington au thorities tv indicate imminence of C.-fat prrll in .Vevada. General Funston sends report to Wash ington on conditions at. Gbldfleld t : aaylns there Is dancer of mines be ing blown op before the regulars ar r«Te. .. } V President M. J. Monnette of the Los Anceles-Xevada mining exchange Manxes Haywood for stirring us trou ble among the Nevada- miners. . SPECIAL DISFATCH TO THE CALL GOLDFjEILD,:Nev., Dec. 6>— The .residents of Gold field have" not recovered-from the surprise of the intelli gence that troops had been ordered to this point. There had. been nothing to indicate that trouble was imminent until tonight, when it was discovered that an attempt had been made to dynamite the local power line. The success of this attempt would have left the town in dark ness, and brought to fruition the threat of the hot heads in the union to prevent the hoisting of water/ and to flood the mines. This phase of the trouble is most important, as the cessation of all work will entail destruction of workings in the mines through caving. Patrolmen discovered 100 sticks of giant powder scattered around three poles near the place where the line crosses the railroad track, two mile* from the city. Holes had been bored into two of th« poles, and caps^had been exploded, but the pow der, being: frozen, failed to ignite.