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iMachine Goes Through Fence,
Narrowly Missing Throng
of Spectators
Aviator Catapulted From Seat,
but Lands on Snow and
Escapes Injury
DENVER, Feb. 3.— Louis Paulhan,
the" French aviator, had a narrow es
»ape from death this afternoon when
his Farxnan biplane collided with the
fence guarding- the race track at Over
laud paik< smashed through It and
cam*? down in a heap of wreckage on
the track. Paulhan was thrown head
long, liiii beyond a severe shaking- up
escaped unharmed.
Before the accident Paulhnir had suc
cessfully guidod his machine up into
I the raw mountain air and had circled
the' Overland racetrack a dozen times
or tnore. 'He then cam* to the ground
and it w;i* announced that the French
aviator would attempt to fly over the
business 'lintrict of Denver, three or
four miles away, and return.
But the runway for his machine, not
more than HO yards in length and
cramped by the racetrack fence and an
irrigation ditch running diagonally
Mi-ross the grounds, proved too short
For Paulban on his second attempt. Tho
machine left the ground, but too close
c» the fenop. along which -.were clus
:«-ied hundreds of spectators. He Feat
ured the people like chaff, many escap
ing injury by falling, struck the fence,
rebounded and ricocheted on the bank
. of tho dit^li. breaking one of the start
ing wheels. Paulhan shut off his motor
and brought the machine to a stand
still at the far end of the rour.se.
The machine was trundled back, re
paired and again Paulhan attempted a
niK'nt, this time with disastrous re
sult .«.
The biplan'* was not three feet from
the ground wh»n the end of the run
way was reached, and although the
pramc little Frenchman tried des
per&tely to swerve his machine, he was
unable to do so a.nd It crashed into
i!'<- fen< \u2666•. through it into the ditch,
if bounded and came down in a mass of
'anpted wreckage in the middle of the
imixhay i, *xn<s ov sjvovr
Paulhan was fairly catapulted from
hi* seat, but h» lit in tho soft snow
nnd flash and escaped serious Injury.
Ho scrambled to his feet in an instant,
made a dive for Ills engine, which was
still whirring madly, and shut it off.
Then mounting: the ba.nk of the ditch
h* waved his hand in the direction of
ihe bip tent, where his frantic wife was
standlnjr, looked disgustedly at his
wrecked machine for a moment, then
-iud^ed across the Held, leaving: th»
wreck to his assistant* and the police.
An ambulance and two white capped
nursrs were there almost as soon as
Paulhan had scrambled to his feet, but
he riid not need them.
A* dozen or more people were
knocked down by the machine when it
tore through the fence, but no one was
. seriously hurt.
Raid Villages on West and
Pearl Ri\ers
\K'TOi:TA, B. C, Feb. 3. — The dtpra
ilalions of pirat.'s" on the West and
V(x.rl rivers have taufed a reign of
terror ;imo:i£ the natives of tho dis-
I'ict. according to advices from Hong
kong ic-.<ived by» the steamer Awa
S.laru. wjiicli arrived her«» yesterday.
Pl.rai.tes recently; took -possession of
S!u;;tis Sljiin island arid a nearby vil
lacr^ <>n ihe mainland, fortifyinp both
l>;a<-'-s. The local military officials sent
a detachment of troops which drove out
the pirates after a hard fight and cap
j:jiv»d several of their launches and
Tip Kow village, near Fathan, was,
[Haptured by the pirates and after loot
ing th«» rlrher bouses and -stores tliey
a tried off two officials for ransom, one
being sent back wit 1 ) his ears and nose
fill off. Many villager* were killed
in the. raid - \u25a0 <
Nipponese Burn Villages, but
Lose Several Men
VICTORIA, B. C. F»b. S.—A Hussiaa
commission sent from Vladivostok to
investigate an attack by Japanese on
the natives of th*« Shantar islands made
some ghastly dlicoverfe*, according to
advices received by the Awa Maru,
w!*ich arrived from the far cast yc3
The commissioners found corpses of
Japanese partly cremated, rifles,
swords and cartridge cases. The ex
pedition learned that late lajtt year
.Tapanese landed from a schooner, pil-
J«tjfed the native camps and burned
tents and huts.
The natives assembled a. large party
ft warriors to take revenge with the
result that severs! of the Japanese
were killed and their bodies burned.
Kill Captain, Wound Two and
Escape .
VICTORIA. R. C, Feb. U.~Dcs«rter*i
from the <;hhs<ise army joined a rebel
force> an ; the Tonkin* late In
Xkecemter and aided in an attack on
"t!ie French troops, a French captain
bolnjp killed In the conflict, news of
v.hich w«s brousrht by the steamer
Aw.-i Alaru yesterday.
lj*»!»idcs the death of the captain, the
I'r^nch suffered from the woundinc: of
n lieutenant and a noncommissioned of-
Peer. ;
Afti»r the fight the Chinese fled to the
l;ills near I-soki. The authorities of
fered a ..pardon if they would return,
b^it tliev refused.
•TVINXfPKG. Feb. 3.— Premier Roblin
of Manitoba-ha* been compelled to (rive
tip all work oj> -.account of a. severe.
Illness. Hljs physiHans have ordered
him to ko to tlie Bouth for a complete
r«»pt as soon as he Is able to travel.
. BKRLIN". Feb. 2. — ThY emperor.; to
day conJ>rr<»(3 th»: order of- thelilack
E?.r-I<\ the., highest Prussian. decoration,
upon Tsai J->ng, prhrce- regent of
China.-, ; >-,V v:--.'-~. ;V:->-^t-:»v Y:\-\-o ?1
Mrs. Brokaw Wins ; Decree
And $ 1 5,000 a'Year SiiiTOrM
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. 1
Mrs. Mary Blair!
Brokaw toaay was
granted a separation !
from her husband, W. '
Gould Brokaw, a mil
lionaire, and was
•\u25a0•\u25a0 \u25a0-.-,-• .\u25a0-_\u25a0;; :..; - .
awarded alimony of :
? 15,000 a year.
The decision :.wai
handed down in the
supreme court at-Min
eola, L. 1., by Justice
Putnam, before whom
the case was tried. The
separation was grant
ed on the ground of"
The Brokaw trial
was one of the long
est and most sensa
tional in the history of
separation suits in the
state courts.
Mrs. Brokaw asked
a separation and $2,500
a month aiimony. She
charged cruelty and
abandonment, and for
days occupied the wit
ness stand telling In
detail how, as she al
leged, she had been
spied upon by serv
ants at Brokaw's di
rection while she was
staying in the Brokaw
residence at Great Neck, L. 1., and
Brokaw was at his hunting lodge at
High Point, X. C. -
Her husband had neglected her and
slighted her, she claimed, a.nd finally
abandoned her. She attributed his
conduct io unreasoning and. justifiable
jealousy and bad temper.
On cross examination Brokaw's
counsel tried to show that her hus
Counsel Withdraws From Sack
ville-West Case and Claim
ant Undertakes to Plead
LONDON.*/; Feb. 3.— Sir Edward
Clarke, counsel for Sir Ernest Sack
\-ille-West in.,the latter's suit to estab
lish that he Is the legitimate son and
j heir of the late Lord Lionel Sackville
Sackvllle-West, withdrew abruptly
from the case today^ after a. disagree
ment with his client.
Several depositions denying the re
puted marriage of the late Lord Sack
rille-West and Josefa Duran had been
read when Sir Edward arose and. an
nounced liis retirement in consequence
of a Inter handed to him by his client,
in which he was instructed to request
the court for an adjournment, pending;
th«» production of important documents
from Spain.
The barrister read aloud ' the .letter,
| which concluded: ."
"Should Sir John Biphani \u25a0 refuse I
wish to retire from the case, as I do
not care to pro on further with such an
unfair trial."' |
Clarke explained that he was not
prepared to apply for an adjournment,
as he could not say that the Spanish
documents referred to were -material
to the case. Accordingly, he .would
withdraw. % r~V> '
The petitioner's junior counsel fol
lowed suit and President Bigham sus
pended the Bitting for onebour to'sriye
the claimant an opportunity to consider
the situation. <
The suit Is defended by the, present
Lord Saekvillp, a n»ph»w of'the former
British minister to the United -States.
Amonjf the. depositions offered when
court opened was a staieme"nt*.by .'th«
diplomat. In which he said:
••When my daughters stayed in Wash
ington they passed as my \u25a0 legitimate
children, but everybody knew theywere
illegitimate." . . ,
When court reconvened tlie-petition
er announced that he desired to. plead
his own case, adding: .'\u25a0'.'"\u25a0"
.""I know I shall lose, butj^will have
a good try."
The evidence of Mrs. Cameron, Gen
eral Sherman's -.daughter,- was read.
She testified that she had heard 'the
question of the legitimacy'of Sackville
"Wesfs daughters discussed in the.pres
ence of President Garfleld> wife and ;
It was a creed by the American Women,'
who decided these matters, that the
daughters -were to be "received In
Washington society." \u25a0
WASHINGTON*. Feb. 3.— Charges, of.
insanitary condltionF, unpalatable. food
and maltreatment of patients. from, the
territory of Alaska, who are confined
at Mount Taber asylum. Portland, jOreTi
are unfounded, according: io a. report
submitted to the secretary of the in
terior by. Special Inspector Dixon, f who
conducted an investigation; \u25a0_- a similar
finding: was made . by the' grand jury
of Multnomaii, county, Oreg-on. which
also investigated the conditions. - ' -
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Baby Crawls Into B la *c While
Mother Is Absent
LOS ANGEL.ES. Feb. 3.— While his
mother was absent from the kitchen
for a few moments today the 7' months
old v son of Mr. and Mrs. Jean Morales
crawled into, the pas j?rat«V and.wns
burned to death. The mother found
her.,baby's body; In the grated when. r ahc"
returned to*- the' room./ • '•'.; ;\u25a0" \u25a0 \u25a0 --. ' "-.
BODY IS rDEJTTOTED— San Rernardiixi, Feb. .t.
• Tbrongii the medium" of a fnijrrnpnt- t«rn"frotn
. *' com. -. the. ho<lj\ fnund heckle ihe. r:iili-r>ad
\u25a0 , track iat Curamonga ' lant'Ortobprt hafl.'.twwi
- Identified as that otM*rry. AhWi'saliwmflirfor
a Baltimore . wholPHale ' pharmacy. . \u25a0 \u0084. .
Shasta 'Waters for lies IthV 1 \u25a0\u25a0'\u2666.J. J f ; you . «<:
cant- ft- sutist.ltutti vou ! swindle Tvojirself -•
band's jealousy was justified. She was
asked about a house party and other
social happenings at Great Neck,, and
telegrams from the absent husband
were produced demanding, to know if.
such and such a. Man-had been enter
tained with Mrs. Brokaw's woman
friends on these occasions. Mrs. "Bro
kaw persistently denied- that, she ever
carried on flirtations or in any way
gave her husband cause for jealousy.
Prosecutor Characterizes Epis
copal Communication as
Attack on Schools
j lIfIKIAfS, Fiance, Pel.. S.-^-The- judge
j advocate in the trial of Cardinal Lucon,
accused by the, teacliers' association of
j ?ttcmpting- to cripple the public spools
j through tlif agf-ncy of an .episcopal
letter, submitted his conclusions today,
i He described the ch,URc aud court pro
ceedings as a f?rave affair atlractingr
the attention of all France. • v . \
After pointing out that under the
concordat the slate could pre'yent .the
abuse of pastoral letters, jhe argued
that the liberty which came with" the
separation of church and state was
only such liberty as. was common.to
all citizens. Those «njoyin>?. this lib
erty must not prejudice the rights/of
others or violate the laws of there
j public. . ...
. lie characterized the -episcopal, letter
ns nothing: less than n declaration of
war a grainst the public schools, inciting
to insurrection.. 'He defended the
schools against the attacks of the
bishops who signed the letter and, while
admitting that some of the textbooks
j perhaps -were, imperfect. . insisted that
j the bishops should have made their
complaints to "the authorities to-per
j mit of corrections, as Bishop " Belley
[ had done. \u25a0 ' - •.-
Oppoisition to Lay Schools-
MAl>r:il>, Feb. \u25a0\u25a0?,-. — -Amonslei' nie«tiiig
Of Catholics,- including many women
of th*- aristocracy, wa.s' hcM todp'y: in
protest against the.- reopening', of.the
lay schools which were • frlose'd'- after
the: rebellious outbronk ai .Barcelona.
Ca rli,=t a nd." consfryatiyp. ."orators:, de
clared -ilia t \u25a0 the 'schools ' were '• anar
chistic in their teachings arid; the'ene
miefs.of'social order.' ; \u25a0•'
'They demanded, the intervention^ of
the churelj in all questions -pertainlrifr
j to -riducation. ; :.''."• '\u25a0 .' ..'
The republican committee is organiz
ing counter demonstration?. The.com
mitteo hassfiiUa mo^sago of sympathy
Jto tiie; French grovernment :and , also
dispatched jilts] congratulation -to. David
Lloyd-George, British chancellor >of. the
exchequer,' on • the recent --"Vic
tory. ' *
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They Al eet i n Sail Raf ae l A fter
Long Separation :' V
[Special Dkpalch; to The Call]'
PAN RAFAEL. Feb. 3.—After.aVaepa
ratfon of ;20 years: 'Thomas' Bilker; a
local stableman/. niet: his son, Byrd;- to
day and did not-knowhlni; until fthey
were v formally.' introduced; '\u25a0••..' ; '\u25a0'.\u25a0-' \u0084i
When younjr Bukcr wks , S years old
his mother, di^d'^nil' lie ;hnd anVelder
brother,' ]Kd ward, were, placed- In 'care I
of an aunt at Uos Gatos. ' Later they
im o ved Si 8 " . Sa cram en to. 'and: Byrd ' Sra n
a Wf>y. .. ITc worked f_on£ faji-rns *..inV Ihf-*
Pnchiiiioirlo. valley and . thf-n wont, to
Alaska. . . ,-, '....- \u25a0 .. ..:..:\u25a0 \._ ,J. ,'j \u25a0
.jOn ' his return' |to Sacra .nie'n to \u25a0 - lie I
searched for -hist brother \u25a0, and ; niTn'lly*
niet him l>y .chance 'in ho' ; 'strept:; f> .Flls '•\u25a0
brother -told \u25a0 him', where 'he could^JlndJ
his father. ;-.-,;-.-•' - ,;>\u25a0": j
[Special Dispatch to The Call] ,\u25a0•";' :'. :'\ ':'':'.
. SANTA nOSAr.; Fei»...^;_\yo'm:. lias
boen ; rßiieiv^d; iif«re. , that -tho 1': lav-
Broujjht'oiv Tpniplp. who. died- in f Kqual
ity^lll.rueccntly, left all-of his estate;
wltli;;il]P>xreptionrOf a> few -.rniiior '.!><?
q\ipsts."\.to. <li^ ohildren. 'of brother,
the > late Chief Justice /Jackson ,T>mpl«>
'« if; 1 , t he"' Call f u r n i a sl l p"r V? m e.-.Vo'u i t (a h d *o
l.former; resident ][pi} this •.city.'? The*; e's
tatpis rallied la tlf nVm: |,1 Bn.OOO^ to J2OO "
jvOOOand. will-be'dividediequalLyVHrtionW
t)).; Bi\ surviving; chiMrcn- of rt liOMleacl
jurist:! I >Tlie (Children :are ; |>r.\.jkckpon
Temp I *>; \u25a0; T It \ i r J o vr.V-Te m p I e," ;, Mr.vi? Mary
Koelinp. .<\u25a0 SI r.«. J Pay.] ;.l Lv Ola ry > a rid aM te's'
Hi 'team oml ]T<un pI A <"> futhi so > o j tyL- an d > Mrs;?
Kiith'AlcLeodior '.Victoria.- 13." U?» t> : ''•>'; .-
Majority of ; House Committee
Recommend the Passage of
Humphrey's Measure
Democrats : Complain ;of Haste
and Plan, With Leader for
Stubborn Opposition
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'.WASHINGTON, -Feb. 3.— After a
short but .torrid open hearing, followed
by an executive session of an hour, also
filled with dissension, the hoiise • com
mittee on merchant marine, and fish
eries today voted 10 to 7 to report
favorably the administration ship sub
sidy bill, as Introduced by Representa
tive Humphrey of Washington. ,- .
republicans voted in favor of the
bill and five democrats and two re
publicans voted against it. The, two
"bolting" republicans were Wilson -of
Illinois and Swasee of Maine. ;Repre
sentative Hobson of Alabama, reported
to be* for . the bill, and Maynard of
Virginia, against it, both 'democrats,
were absentr • .
Democratic members of the commit
tee were, greatly wrought up over what
they-oharacterized the "railroading" of
the measure .without consideration and
opportunity to amend it, /and tonight
they held a meeting in the room of
Minority Leader Clark, to map out
their future course against the bill. .
It. is expected that the measure will
meet with stubborn opposition when it
reaches the house, ;and that one of. the
hottest fights of the Bession" will be
precipitated. - V. ..
Representative Spight of Mississippi,;
ranking democratic member^ of , the !
committee, will file a minority report
against the bill. Spight said that Chair- 1
man Green of "the committee assured
him yesterday that no vote would be
taken today, and that the minority and
those opposed to. ship subsidy would be
given ample opportunity to be heard
before a final vote was taken.
Green informed Spight after today's
meeting that ne did not make any
promise for Humphrey and could not
prevent the latter bringing his bill to
a vote. . .. -. .. .
Humphrey; said that ample consider
ation had been givon to the bill and
that, if it were delayed, longer, a meas
ure to take its place. would be reported
in 'the senate.
Today's hearing was the first given
and the opposition pointed i out that
those heard today were in favor of ship
subsidy, but were: opposed to parts of
the Humphrey bill.
The executive session of the commit
tee was characterized by tense feeling.
Democrats endeavored to secure an ad
journment and to amend the bill, but
were voted down: An amendment' was
offered striking out the subsidy sec
tions of the bill, but it was lost. :
The open hearing given today to the
Merchants' association of. New York re
sulted in a row between Humphrey
and Attorney .lames H.\ Dougherty, rep
resenting the association. ,
Humphrey told Dougherty that he
was " pretending to be interested in
American ships but that he was really
for foreign ship*.
i A fter this_ Humphrey moved-that the
committee a;6 v in to '/ executive , session ;
and. consider the. bill without hearing
further evidence.
Amend Savings Bank Bill
The senate today, adopted with slight
modifications Senator;. Smoot's amend
ment to" the. postal savings bank bill
prohibiting the withdrawal for, invest-r
merit of postal funds .from banks ,so
long as- the banks that held the funds
were willing to; pay 2J,42 J ,4 per cent in
terest on th<» deposits. '
.Discussion brought out the fact that
it was not the purpose to convert the
proposed' savings system into a money
making concern for the'heneflt of the
' government,, and the effect of the
amendment was to prevent a' maxijnum
interest charge not greater- than is
"reasonably-sufficient to meet the ex
penses and the interest charges-of the
An amendment by-Senator Cummings
providing that withdrawals :of postal
funds shall be paid 'from "hanks' in the
state in'- which made was adopted; '/•
Aloney for Agriculture - ;
The house today 'pas.sed the agricul
tural appropt'ia'tion bill. carrying
nearly $15j500, 000/ an increase of more
than $400,000 over last year. This in
crease was -chiefly for. the- forest serx"
ic.f, made "necessary/ by the addition
of 2<f,525,439 aqres to . the , national
forests. " '• \u25a0•. ..'-v ._
. The T.oflge.' food investigation resolu
tion was reported from the, senate com
mittee on- finance and the. fact that It
received so. much more prompt atten
tion. than the \u25a0= resolution of v Senator
Elkins - on" the ' sanie subject * was ! in
terpreted by the West Viiginia. sena
tor an a discrimination against him.
: EJkins complained of the.treatment
and asserted that it was intended to
protect the trusts'Bnd.the:tariflf agairi3t
the -Inquiry.; ;.>\u25a0"" \u25a0\u25a0.-... . -
Ceremony Takes Pjace on Tenth
". { .: Anniversary of Death ' .
FR AXK I-7ORT. ' Ky.. Feb.. S.— The
tenth anniversary of. the death of Will
iam- Goebel was observed today ; by the
unveiling: of a: 1 marble. and bronze-mon
ument -above the ; grave A m ' the state
cemetery. v ..
; Coincident with- the' ceremony the
body of. Arthur Goebel, .who devoted
his life* after the assassination : to. an
effort to convict the man he believed
guilty of the murder.and died just after
his work had come to naught, .was laid
to>r€^tvbesideHliat of his^brotTier.V :'.-*
• The -Kentucky^ central assembly at-"
tended the dual exercises in a; body.
A i?reat thronp gathered around the
monument. . • :
The trade-mark in the
hat tells the story 1;
Knox Hats
are 'worn '!\u25a0 by men of
yistinctiohin Arnenca^ ;
and Europe. 7
raul l.X«arroll .
Hurried to Secretary of Interior
With Special Agent's Re
: port of Matter
Prosecution Attempts to Dis
prove Statement, but Is
Overruled by Court
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PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 3.— The cross
examination today of former Congress
man Binger Hermann, .who is testifying
in "his own behalf in his trial on a
charge of conspiracy to defraud the
government of partof the public do
main, developed into a dreary session
bf ; arguments between counsel, sub
mission of documentary evidence and
a long discussion I between the defend
ant and his interrogator which occu
pied all the' fore part' 'of the day.
".Only when Hermann testified that on
receiving the. report' of Special Agent
Holzinger he was shocked to learn that
the creation" of .the Blue : mountain re T
serve '•\u25a0.was"'. honeycombed with .fraud
did the examination take an interesting
turn. Hermann. .went on to say that
he. at once took the Holzinger- report
to the late .B. A. Hitchcock, then sec
retary of the interior, and laid the
whole matter before him.
At ; this point Prosecutor Heney
brought Colonel, Worthington. of coun
sel for .the-defense, to his feet, with
an objection by .starting to read Into
-the evidence the testimony given by
Hitchcock in the trial ;of Hermann at
Washington, D. C After the -jury had
been sent from the room, Heney said
he wanted to show, by Hitchcock's tes
timony that Hermann did not, as was
implied by Hermann's testimony, take
the "Holzinger report to Hitchcock vol
untarily, but that he- took it only when
he. was told by tho -secretary to pro
duce it. The court, however, ruled that
the point raised by the defense was
well taken and ruled- the Hitchcock
testimony out. .
When the. jury had been, recalled
Hermann testified that he had not been
directed by any, one to take the Holz
inger report to'the secretary, but had
done, so of his own volition.
The rest of-the day. wbs 'consumed
in the introduction' of a series of let
ters from Hermann" to Dr. C- E. Loomis,
a former special'agent of the govern
ment." These letters had to do with
apparent irregularities in Loomis' ac
counts, which Hermann urged Loomis
to try to explain with Loomis' trans
fer from Washington state to. Oregon,
and requests^ that Loomis quietly in
vestigate if conditions were ripe for
Hermann's candidacy for United States
Out on desolate
\u25bc yll 1 v? w w
At» "Brenner's . — that's where
the real furniture bargains are
; r We are celebrating the business death of this once busy street by
, cutting the very life out of regular prices. A green tag is the sign
of a bargain — and green tags arc everywhere. We move "down
. \ town"' this. 'month and there's a lot of furniture— good furniture —
V ' • . -that would- rather move into your home than into our new store.
So hop in your aeroplane and fly out here quick.
j^^%| f— — 11' if Ln^\
' VN'orth -fifty dollars— and looks it. . *
'llhe pillars ; f6r . this massive ; beil arc two inches in diameter and continue
jfrom -floor to floor. The head, measures five. .feet t\vo inches high. Full
;;double/sizc; Bright 61 ' satin, finisli. "Not simply brass* TRIMMED, but
ALL BRASSY This t>ed is exclusively on sale at Brenner's on Van Ness.
The Credit on Van Ness; is fine and easy too— try it
Exclusive Agents for^the Grid's Best Furniture— "CRAFTSMAN"
United States Steel Reaches the
Lowest Level Since Last
Violent Liquidation in Entire
List Carries Prices Down
Six >to Eight Points
'/NEW YORK. Feb. 3. — Onslaughts of
an aggressive bear party and gather
ing distrust of the industrial, business
and political l outlook - brought about
/violent declines on the New York stock
exchange today, with .United States
steel heading the downward move
ment. .
Sales totaled 1,672,000 shares. A
fourth was In steel, which early in
the. afternoon broke to 78, the lowest
level reached since last September. The
price today represented a- break of - -3
points, from yesterday's closing, of 4^
from yesterday's high, of 13^4 points
from -January 3, when the' high record
of this "year was touched, and- of 1"H
from the price of October '2.
Chief interest centered -in "the de
cline of steel_ but there was a violent
liquidation .of nearly every stock in
thellst, carrying prices down from 6
to 8 points, with sensational breaks
between sales. . -
Brokers cautioned their clients to
remain within call ready to put up ad
ditional margins 'if necessary, and
many whose, accounts were on the
"ragged edge" closed out, taking their
losses rather than risk further de
cllnes. ;/\u25a0(% ?\u25a0 %$^K~-X'ji*
The net price changes do not regis
ter the full effect . on prices, as an ef
fective, rally occurred in the closing
hour, when the bears bought freely to
gather the day's handsome profits on
the short side. :-" VV' 'V;«^V
Boston Market Demoralized
BOSTON, . Feb. 3. — Prices on the Bos
ton market were weak at the opening ,
today., and by midday the market "be
came demoralized. -:"2
United fruit, which recently rose
sensationally to ISS, broke with ex
treme violence to 170 on small offer
ings. Calumet and Hecla dropped 10
points to 625. ,
Some of the most severe losses reg
istered were o\z points in Allouez to !
45; 2 'in Lake copper to 6S*4; 2 in llo
hawk to 66; OV2 in Superior copper io
51, and 5 In Utah copper to 49. - '!
SEATTLE; Feb. 3. — Dispatches to the
United States «ignal 'corps report very
cold weather in Alaska. Among the
temperatures yesterday, all below zero,
were: Minto. 76: Hot Springs. 70: Fort
Gibbon. «>6; Fairbanks, 55; Upper Cen
ter. 45. * \u25a0 --'. .-i.-
Bar Tender Hacks His Throat
With Lemon Knife in San
Rafael Saloon
Notes Addressed to Twenty
Persons Tell of Roommate
Being Found Dead •
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN RAFAEL. Feb. 3.— Believing
that his roommate bad been killed, and
that he would be blamed for the crime,
Joseph Dolan, a bar tender, made \u25a0;t
sensational attempt at suicide in a sa
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loon here this afternoon.
Dolan was discharged last Saturday
from the employ of Ilmmie Lawler. a
former pugilist, who conducts a suloou
near the union depot. This afternoon
Dolan entered the place and secured a
lemon knife from behind the bar while
Lawlerwas outside. Patrick Kelly, a
real estate man. saw him hacking a,t
his throat and called Lawler. Chester
Pedlar, a candy drummer of San Fran
cisco, was passing and joined the sa-
loonman in the struggle that ensued.
The three men fought wjth Dolan in
an effort to wres* the knffe from him.
biit the bar tender had the strength of
a maniac. t.^ - " •>
Constable Peter O'Brieu appeared
upon the scene antj with his aid the
man was overpowered and removed t«>
the Cottage hospital. His throat has
six deep wounds, but it is believed that
he will live.
Before he was rlaced in the ambu
lance he handed a notebook to Pedlar.
'This will expla.! 1 everything."
• There were 20 farewell notes in tli»r
book, addressed to different person*.
All referred to a man whom he said h>
had found dead, and for whose death
he feared he would be blamed."
Knowing that he lodged 1 with Wil
liam Notan. a i>ackman. Constable
O'Brien secured the aid of Rev. Father
Thomas Phillips. -vht> has* been a" ben
efactor of Nolan, and found that he
was alive, but ill. suffering from
HONOLULU. Feb. 3. — That the Lnite.l
States congress is likely to pass ;i
prohibition law applying to Hawaii i^
the belief of an attorney who is rep
rel^nting tho liquor interests of tht-
Islands in Washington. He has cabled
to local urbanizations of merchants
asking them to protest against su<h
federal legislation. The merchant*
have declined ro take up the matter.
as thoy are divided on th»> question of

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