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PASSENGERS WASHED OVERBOARD AND ONE LOST Rancher Shot by Mexican Barges Lost Laborers Wanted in San Diego County Mount Coltma in Mexico is Threatening an Eruption Los Angeles News Gov. Gage hns offered 30O reword for the apprehension of the murderer of Louis Birchler, who was assassinated in Sacramento last Wednesday night, and Capt. Frank RuliBtaller offers (100 reward. While attempting to board a moving train at Schut.en Park station Sunday evening, James Kelly tell and was cut to pieces. Kelly was a member of the order of Eagles, and had attended a picnic given by that order at Schutzen Park. Grain and fruit crops and shade trese in Stanislaus county suffered greatly today from a gale of wind, the strongest felt here for years. Fruit in a green state was blown from many trees. Grain was withered by the wind and shade trees were blown down or broken. Arizona rangers captured Walter Brice, -John Van Winkle and Robert Van Winkle near Dos Cabezas, charged with slaughtering cattle "On a range that did not belong to them, and sell ing the beef. Evidence of their guilt is said to be convincing. The rangers are doing good work, and have captured many bad men during the winter. Panic on Catalina Steamer Yesterday's voyage of the Banning company's steamer Warrior to Catalina island resulted in the loss of one of the passengers and the narrow escape from drowning of two others, a panic aboard ship and peril of loss of the vessel on the letnrn vovage. S. S. Knight, age 35 years, of Los Angeles, a conductor employed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake railroad, was swept overboard and lost. J. C. Ilerrick, a mining man of Spo kane, jumped overboard when he thought his wife had been washed over. He was rescued after every effort to save him apparently had been exhausted. He was given up for lost, when the vessel was driven tack by a high wave, and righting again came up directly beside the drowning man. F. W. Clark, the owner of a curio store at-j Avalon, was washed from the deck, but as he fell a rope became en tangled about his leg and held him close to the ship. This rope saved his life. - ROUGH VOYAGES. When the Warrior sailed from San Pedro Sunday morning there was a high wind blowing and the sea was rough, but not rough enough to make the voyage appear dangerous. The pas senger list was exceptionally large. On the return vovage the - Warrior sailed from Avalon at 2:15 o'clock. At that time the sea was running high, but the wind had gone down. Soon after sailing, the wind freshened, and before the center of the channel was reached the little ship was tossed like a toy boat on the sea. Sea after sea broke over her. The Warrior is of one bundled tons burden, and carrying, as she did, a number of passengers estimated at from one hundred and fifty to two hundred and twenty-five, she was crowded to a point where the crew labored under great difficulties to handle her. When in about the tenter of the channel the vessel was caught in the trough of the sea, and, rolling to the starboard, a great wave broke over her, washing S. S. Knight overboard. J. C. Herrick and his wife were stand ing at the railing of the main deck when Mr. Knight fell. Mrs. Herrick screamed and her hat blew off, which led her husband to believe that she also had been carried over. HERRICK GOES OVERBOARD He jumped overboard, thinking that he was doing it to save his wife. As he jumped Mr. Heriick grasped a chair in each hand, carrying them with him. Immediately some one threw him a plank, which he .reached, and, with the assistance of the chairs and plank, remained afloat. At the same time efforts were being made to throw a line to Mr. Knight, but he was carried away by the sea, and so disappeared before any assistance could reach him. Captain Driscoll, in charge of the vessel, ordered a boat lowered,, but the sailors refused to risk their lives in an open boat in the rough sea. The cap tain withdrew his order and stopping the engines, attempted to cruise about in the effort to .pick up the drowning men. Knight was soon lost, and it ap peared hopeless to attempt further tc rescue Ilerrick. He, however, retain ed self control, keeping himself in an upright position on his little raft, and called repeatedly to those on board the vessel to throw him a rope. But none could reach him, and lie could see that their efforts were without avail, when he resigned himself to his ap parent fate, calling back farewell, and said: "Tell her that I was faithful to her." At this instant another wave struck the vessel and she was carried back, rolling on her side again, but righting, was so near to where Ilerrick was hold ing to his raft, that a line was easily passed to him and he was taken aboard. During this time panic reigned aboard the Warrior. When real dan ger threated there was a rush for lite preservers. . The racks on which the preservers were Etored were broken down and there was a general grab. Some secured two and three life buoys, while others got none. There were not enough to go around, some of the passengers claim, even if the division had been more equal. Women became hysterical, men and women knelt on the decks and prayed; husbands and wives fell into each others arms and bade farewell, expect ing that they would be lost. HEROISM OF CREW In the 'panic Captain Driscoll and his ciew of sailors and some of the passengers displayed genuine heriosm. Men removed live preservers from t lemselves and gave them to women and children who had been unable to secure any. The captain and sailors went about reassuing the panic strick en passengers, cheering them with as surances that the ship would weather the storm and that all would yet be safe, and at the same time they wero putting the ship into shape and niak ing sucn preparations as circumstances would permit lor the safety ol the ves sel. Mrs. Knight, with her infant child, had accompanied her husband on the Sunday excursion to Catalina. On the return voyage she became seasick and was resting in the ladies' cabin when her husband was lost. She was not told of the loss of her husband until the wharf at San Pedro was reached. There was a heartrending scene when 1.1. - t . 1. 1IT ...Y A I .1 II.. iiib purser in me warrior iuiu lurs. Knight of the drowning. The regular trains had left San Pedro before the Warrior arrived and a special Southern Paccilie train was made up to bring the passengeis of the storm-tossed vessel to Los Angeles The train arrived at Arcade station about 10:40 o'clock. The passengers told a variety of stories of their exper iences, not any of them agreeing as to details, but all unanimous that the voyage furnished the most fearful experience through which any had lived. L. A. Herald. LABORERS WANTED Workingmen May Find Plenty to do in San Diego County The big Barrett dam in the moun tain region of San Diego county, work upon whiclf will be resumed as the engineers who are now there have marked the location for the extensive dam building plant used for the con struction of the upper Otay ar-d lower Otay dams, will be made the source of electric power sufficient for all the power plants used in a city many times the size of San Diego. When the dam is completed, the water from the out let will have an initial fall of 100 feet, and in its course to and out of the lower reservoirs there will be other drops which can be utilized in the transmission of gravity force into electrical power. The clearance of the title to the Barrett dam site was confirmed Friday in the superior court, all title passing from the Jamacha Irrigation district to the Southern California Mountain Water company. Many hundreds of men will soon" be at work, several gangs to work on the dam construction of the conduits. The Barrett dam is to be a masonry structure and will be built to a height of 150 feet above bed rock. It will be kept filled throughout the year as the streams emptying into it are never failing. Over 110,000 acres of land will be brought under irriga tion by the construction of the dam and conduits and the electric power that can be generated is enormous It is the intention of the Southern California Mountain Water company to push the work to completion. Rancher Shot Dead A Mexican by the name of Gonzales, who was in the employ of R. L. Long more of Mesa City, at his sheep camp in Tonto Basin, Ariz., on Thursday shot and killed a man named Packard, who owned a ranch near the camp. Uonzaies tied and his whereabouts is unknown, though officers are search ing for him. Tonto Basin is remote from railroads, and the news has just reached here. Most ol the settlers are cattlemen, and in former times there was a great warfare between the cattle and sheep men. The relations are now all but friendly It is reported that Packard ordered the sheepherder to move on, and Gonzales shot without further argument, but it is believed he is responsible alone for his conduct and no further trouble will follow. Barges Lost A heavy westerly storm is raging in the strait . of Fuca. The tug Bonita, from Seattle, towing four barges, two loaded with machinery and cannerv supplies for Fair Haven, and two witli coal for Alaska, was caught in the Btorni Saturday night. She lost three barges off Point Wilson and had a hard time reaching Port Townsend with the remaining barge filled with coal. The machinery and supplies were valuable, and belonged to the Alaska Packing association. Gtras Fruits in the East Offerings of California citrus fruits in New York decreased very perceptibly last week, only sixty-seven cars of oranges and three cars of lemons being disposed of. During the correspond ing week last season 124 cars of oranges were sold. The supply of good-keep ing fruit was not equal to the demand last week, and pi Ices reached the higl est point of the season, particularly on navels, which brought over 5 per box. nt. Michaels, bweots and seed lings in desirable sizes are showing highly satisfactory results very much better than at this time last season. Twenty cars ot Ua norma oranges were sold in Philadelphia at auction last week. This is a light offering, as compared with the previous week and prices have advanced all aroun on stock in good condition. There is now a splendid demand for the few good navels coming forward, and Medi terranean Sweets and other varieties of good quality, and in sound condition are also selling well. The market may be said to be very strong on good fruit in good condition. Under liberal onerings the orange market in Pittsburg has held firm and active, though prices are not materially higher than they have been during the past thirty davs. The quality of some fruit coming along now is very hne, but at the same time there have been a good many cars ariving showing con siderable decay, which have sold at disastrous prices. The general situation is healthy, ana dealers hope to see the market the balance of the season on a basis that will allow California ship pers to make a fair profit. Thirty-three cars ol oranges were sold in Boston last week at auction. Prices showed considerable advance on all varieties. Massacred By Natives Mail advices by the Miawera from Victoria, B. C, say that news has been received in Brisbane of the massa- i of Mrs. Wolffe, the wife of Rev. Hedwig Wolffe, and her infant by the natives of Paparatava. During the brief absence of her husband from the house a number of natives made their appearance and murdered her and her child with their axes. Miss (Joe, a visitor who was also in the house, fled to the kitchen, wheie a native cook held the natives at bay with threats. After their departure they made their escape through the bush to the mission station at Takaboul. The pursuit of the guilty tribe was ener getically carried out. All the plantations of the district were destroyed in the neighborhood of Paparatava, which was cleared of natives. There were about twenty natives killed and ten captured by the police troop. AMERICAN TRADE WITH JAPAN Resume of Conditions Made Public by Frederic Emery An interesting resume of the trade of the United States with Japan last year is afforded by an extract from "Commercial Relations of 1001," made public by Frederic Emery, chief of the bureau of foreign commerce of the state department. The inability of cheap labor to compete with machin ery, it is stated, is shown in the fact that the greater part of Japan's exports hitherto has consisted of raw mater ials, while the largest item of manu factured goods has been cotton yarns, which are shipped almost exclusively to China, a country noted as well as Japan, for its cheap labor. One of the most hopeful features of the situ ation in Japan today is the recognition of this fact by her educated class. Our trade in. Formosa is inert 'ing. A leading merchant is laying in a large stock of American bicycles and the government post telegraph office has supplied its messengers in the capital with American wheels. In spite of the higher price of our flour, the Australian product cannot compete with it and this demand in Japan is expected to increase enor mously, as the use of this cereal is spreading among the people. The need of foreign capital is the important economic question in Japan. One of the principal demands of fbreign capital would be met by the passage of a law to permit alien ownership of land and the adoption of such a measure is urged. MOUNT COLIMA THREATENING It Is Believed That an Eruption Will Shortly Occur A dispatch from Guadalajara, Mex ico, says: The rumblings which come from Mount Colima and tho great clouds of smoke which are being con stantly emitted from its crater indicate that interior agitation is gathering force and that an active eruption is certain to occur. There is much un easiness felt by the people living in the immediate vicinity of the volcano and there has been an exodus of the bet ter class of people from the near-by towns and villages, most of them going to Manzanillo and other coast points. Thousands of natives have no means of leaving their humble homes and force of circumstances would make them victims of any disaster that an ac tive eruption of a volcano might bring. A party of scientists representing the meteorological department of the Mex ican government passed through Guada lajara on their way to take obser vations of the threatened eruption of Mount Colima. Riots in Jamaica A riot occurred at Kingston, Jamaica, Friday night between soldiers and civilians, in which twenty of the popu lace were wounded. Parties of soldiers from the West Indian (colored) regi ment made a sortie from the camp and attacked people in the streets with razors lashed to sticks. The civilians used nail-studded clubs. Numbers on both sides were injured. The riot was quelled by military pickets and the police. BOERS ARE CAPTURED General Delarey's Brother Among the Prisoners The immunity which Lord Kithener granted to the delegates to the Vereenig- ng conference of Boer leaders and their immediate followers from moles tation by the British colmnns has not prevented the consummation oi one oi the biggest drives of the war, which has just wound up against the Bechu- analand blockhouse line. General Hamilton and other com manders have gathered in four hun dred prisoners, including a hundred rebels and recalcitrant Boers, who have caused much trouble in the past. Among the prisoners are a brother of general Delarey and several other com mandants. The movement was re-, markable for the lack of resistance by the Boers, most of whom surrendered after aimless dodging, without fight ing. , There were no British casualties. Five hundred Boers managed to escape in the early stages of the drive.