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VOL. XXVI. MONTEREY. HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., OCTOBER 28. 1904. NO. 41. JLTIC FLEET FIRES ON BRITISH BOATS fishing Steamers Riddled and Number of Men Killed o* Wounded. SURPRISE ANDINThNSO INDIGNATION. fha Bornbardmeol of the UcfenseleaB Vessels Leafed Abuni n\ minutes ll la thought 1 hat the Hussions, Alarmed by Ihe Sending Up ol Rockets From the british Vessels, Sus? pected a Submarine or Torpedo boat Attack. Hull, England (By Cahir).?A. M. Jackson & Co., solicitors for thr own? ers of 50 Hull fishing boats, have noti? fied the Foreign Office of an attack on the Hull fishing fleet hy ?*?? Rus? sian Pacific fleet, commonly desig? nated as the Halt ic squadron, com? manded hy Vice Admiral Rojestvcn sky. Thc official information is that shortly after tuidiu'.lil Friday the Rus? sian squadron fill in willi ihe Hull fishing fleet in thc North Sea 200 miles off Spurn Head. Thc Russian ships wire Steaming in linc. The leading shi|?s passed without incident, though most nf Mu vessels turned searchlights on thc trawlers long enough lo prevent any mistake as to identity. After the hulk of thc squadron ha I passed it opened fire, nearly all par? ticipating in thc firing. Thc steam trawler Crane was struck below thc water linc and raked above deck. Two Men Beheaded. Skipper Smith and third hand Leg gott had their heads carried clean away hy a shot, many of thc crew being seriously wounded. Another trawler was also sunk, hut the steam? er Gea Gull, which brought thc new; to Hull, has no particulars as to thc fate of lier crew. The steam trawlers Moulmein and Mino have arrived at Hull, seriously damaged hy shots, the latter having 16 holes in her hull, lt is feared thal other damage was done to trawler; and that at hast one more was lost with all hands Thc news h.is created an intense sensation and indignation in Hull. The Moulmein arrived with lier flag al half mast. lier skipper states that the trawlers were finishing about 22c miles each hy north of Spurn Head at l o'clock Saturday morning, the weather being hazy, when the out? lines of several vessels, apparently warships sailing in a line, were dimly seen. Whilst tlie crew were watching thc warships, searchlights were flashed upon them, in the glare of which thc MoulmHn's crew ohserved what they took to he torpedo boats approaching apparently with the intention of hoard? ing the Moulmein. Fired for Twenty Minutes. They steamed away, however, an.] soon thc fishermen were horrified tc find they were being (ired upon, hirst one and then another trawler wa? struck by flying shot. The Mino, lyin:1 to be a round shot went through th; Moulmein's galley. The Mino, lyin-j, nearby, also was struck with man) shots, but, fortunately, thc damage was above her water line, and none ol her crew was struck. Thc bombard ment lasted about 20 minutes. When it had ceased the fleet sailed south? ward, and sonic of the trawlers sem up rockets. The Moulmein steered ir the direction of the rocket. Soor cries were heard, and the Crane wa< found sinking, with another trawler taking off some of her crew. Those seriously injured were removed to a mission ship, and the bodies of Smith and Lcggott were placed aboard thc Moulmein. The other men with minor injuries were put aboard thc trawler; Sea Gull, which at a late hour had not arrived at Hull. Crowds have gathered around the dock, but no further information is available. Representatives of thc fishing fleet started for London to consult with the authorities there. No motive can be assigned for the extraordinary procedure of the Rus? sian warships. A Survivor's Story. Thc only survivor of the Crane who has yet reached here is J. A. Smith, aon of the deceased skipper, and who, with the captains of the Moulmein and Mino, is going to London to consult with the authorities. Young Smith was asleep in his bunk when the fir? ing aroused him. Just as he was get? ting up a shot struck the starboard and penetrated to the forecastle, smashing a lamp near which he was standing. He rushed on deck, where the searchlights revealed ihe horrible 6ight of his father and Lcggott lying headless and thc deck strewn with the injured, ft was soon found that the vessel was sinking and signals for assistance were sent np. From interviews with members of trawler crews it appears that the ad? miral of the fishing fleet burned green flares to show that they were harm? less fishermen, but these signals were ignored. Eighteen injured men are here un? der treatment. One trawler, the Wren, is missing, and it is feared she has been sunk. There were many distressing scenes at Hull during the day and night, rela? tives inquiring after frienJs. There is a rumor that the Great Northern fishing fleet was also chased by the Russians. This report has not yet been confirmed. Ex-Mayor Sent to Prison. Davenport, Iowa (Special).?Ex Mayor S F. Smith, of this city, son of Samuel Francis Smith, author of "My Country Tis of Thee," stood be? fore Judge House, in the District Court, to receive sentence on two in? dictments for embezzlement and one for perjury. Smith was sentenced to jo years' imprisonment in the peni? tentiary at Anamosa. As trustee of large estates he recently acknowledged embezzlement of $120,000-. NEWS Bj SHORT ORDER. The Latest Happenings Condensed for Rapid Reading. Domestic, Two freight trains on the Pennsyl? vania Division of the New York Cen? tral collided near Geneva, N. Y. Three trainmen (C. D. Rogers, Charles Hickey and Engineer Rouse) were killed. Miss Josephine Hillhouse, daughter of the late James A. Hillhouse, the poet, and the last member of one of thc most distinguished families in New Haven, was found dead in her bed. Secretary Morton has appointed a board of officers to study the types and qualities of torpedo vessels an J their machinery needed for the Navy and as to thc number necessary. Allen Parker, cashier of the First National Hank of Tut lahoma, Tenn., ia missing, lt is alleged that thc bank's hooks show a shortage of be? tween $50,000 and $75,000. New York and New England caught ihe full force of ihe tropical storm which swept up thc coast Telegraph wires were prostrated in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Dr. George Purviancc, aged 62. of Washington, D. C., plungcJ headfore? most frpm thc fourth-story balcony of thc Orthopedic Hospital, in Philadel? phia, and was instantly killed. Robert S. McCormick, American Ambassador to Russia, arrived at New York on the steamer Deutschland. Ile came home on a leave of absence to attend to urgent private business. Dr. Auguste Frederic Muller, chief nf the staff of the Germantown Hos? pital, died at his home in Philadelphia of cancer. He was 64 years old. During the registration of voters in Porto Rico for the election, No? vember S, several judges who at? tempted fraud were immediately re-' moved. Thc International Congress of Heads of Schools for the Deaf select? ed Indianapolis as the meeting place of the tenth trienial conference. The Pittsburg Steamship Company placed an order with the American Shipbuilding Company for tour la-ge ore steamers, to cost $430,000 each. George Jaggers, under sentence of death in the county jail at Newton, N. J., for the murder of Mrs. Mary E. Bevans, committed suicide. M. H. Phillips, a balloonist, of Hud? son, Mich., was fatally injured while making an ascension at the fair grounds at San Angelo, Tex. Dr. Henry G. Hatch, of Quincy, in a paper before thc National Prison Congress, advocated the death penal? ty for degenerates. American marines are to be re? tained on thc Isthmus of Panama on account of the unrest among the dis? gruntled elements. R. J. Laws, while on a Southern Pacific train, died from heart disease when thc train, collided with a stock train. A hurricane has prevailed on thc coast of Florida since last Sunday. Many wrecks arc reported and great damage has been done to the fruit crop. Eight people were drowned from the schooner Melrose. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commis? sion will make no awards until its next meeting, which has been fixed for January 18, 1905. Several cases are now under advisement. Mrs. Eva Lyons was married to Frederick Mehren, a smallpox paf tient at the Municipal Hospital, in Philadelphia, Magistrate McCleary of? ficiating by telephone. Marines have been sent to Cramps' shipyard to guard the armored cruis? er Pennsylvania, now near comple? tion. As a result of a quarrel, Charles Harding shot his wife three times and then turned the pistol on himself, at Mobile, Ala. Roth are fatally wound? ed. William H. Kensington, a leading Mormon, has been arrested at Afton Wyo., on a charge of polygamy. Two children were burned to death in a fire at thc Middlcswork Children's Home, at Shclbyville, 111. Comptroller of the Currency Ridge ly addressed the Illinois Bankers' As? sociation at St. Louis. The annual meeting of the Crucible Steel Company was held in Jersey City. The officials of the Nonpareil Coke Works filed a demurrer to thc indict? ment charging them with conspiracy against the government. John McCullagh, of New York, has been recommended as an available man to organize the police department of Panama. Charles Schreve, aged 12, of Union City, Pa., died as the result of being kicked in the head while playing foot? ball. Michael F. Dwyer, the turfman, was seriously injured in a trolley collision in New York. Foreign. Durham White Stevens, counselor of thc Japanese Legation at Washing? ton, who will be diplomatic adviser to the Korean government, has been granted by the Emperor of Japan the decoration of the Grand Cross of the Sacred Treasure. This is the fourth time Mr. Stevens has been decorated by the Emperor of Japan. Russian police continue to discover in various parts of Russia, particular? ly in Poland, evidences of revolution ary activity, which they arc ascribing to the Jews. The British government ha>- re? fused to grant Germany's request for permission to use Walfish Bay for the landing of troops and supplies essen? tial in the war against the natives of German Southwest Africa. In the French Chamber of Depu? ties Count Boni de Castellanc opened the debate on the interpellations on the subject of the rupture of diplo? matic relations between France and the Vatican. Numbers of houses were swept away and many people drowned by floods at Ain Sefra, Algeria. ) ) SHELLSA6AINBEG1NT0FLY Russians Bombard Buddhist Temple at Linshiopu. JAPANESE ARTILLERY ALSO BUSY. Kuropatklo's Next Oif nssive Move Probably Indicated by 200 Rtissiaos Crossing the Taitse River East of Bensihu aod the Uncen trallon ot 20,000 at Kauta Pass?Japs Fort)* tying Height South of Sakhe. Preliminary artillery duels prepara? tory to another battle have been be? gun south of Mukden. General Sak haroff reports to the Russian Waf Office that the Russians have bom? barded Lamuting and the Buddhist Temple at Linghinpu, while thc Japa? nese have been shelling thc Russian position at Shakhe. Two hundred Russians have crossed the Taitse River, east of Rcmrihu, and 20,000 arc concentrated at Kauta Pass, 20 miles northeast. Kuropatkin may intend to attempt a blow in this di? rection. The cold is increasing in severity, and flooded fields and streams have been frozen over. . The Japanese report that up to Oc? tober 22 they buried 10.550 Russians, and upon this basis they estimate thc Russian casualties in thc recent battle at 60,000. Advices from Port Arthur, by way of Chcfoo, state that thc Japanese on October 16 resumed their attack on the Russian outer work at Rihluttg Mountain and captured a number of the Russian trenches. A genera! as? sault upon Port Arthur will soon be made. ARTXtERY OPERATIONS. Military Movements Facilitated By Frozen Fields. St. Petershurg (By Cable).?There is no change in the relative positions of the armies on the Shakhe River. General Sakharoff telegraphs that the Russians have been bombarding La muting and the Buddhist temple at Linshinpu, while thc Japanese have been shelling the Russian position at Shakhe and near Linshinpu. A dis? patch from Mukden reports that the Japanese are fortifying an important height south of Shakhe, and that neither side shows a disposition either to advance or to retire. Another dis? patch from the Russian front says the situation is not yet ripe for the resumption of the offensive. This meager but ? significant admission, all that the censor allows to pass over the wires, doubtless indicates that General Kuropatkin is maturing im? portant plans and distributing his forces in readiness for another at? tempt to break the Japanese resist? ance. MAIN ARMIES RESTINO. Kuropatkin Sends Fresh Men Into the Trenches -Figures of Loss Are Cut. St. Petersburg (By Cable). ?The Tival armies of Russia and Japan, in? trenched a short distance from each other south of the Shakhe River, are forced to continue inactivity until the fine weather now prevailing dries the sodden ground and the tired warriors arc sufficiently rested to resume oper? ations. A dispatch from Mukden reports that the Russians on Friday confined themselves to a bombardment of Shak? he Station and thc adjoining village of Larnatung, thc Japanese feebly re? sponding. This news clears up an in? teresting point and shows that Shak? he Station is not held by the Rus? sians. Correspondents report tJhat some regiments of the Fifth Siberian Corps have been engaged in slight skir? mishes on thc advance line the last few days. The fact that the First anti Fifth Siberian were the only corps hitherto unmentioned in reports of the fighting October 19, shows that General Kuropatkin has sent the re? serves to the trenches, giving other muchtried corps a thorough rest Meanwhile thc Cossacks are raiding; the Japanese lines. Raiding in the Fog. The General Staff has received the following dispatch from General Sak? haroff: "The Russian troops October 19 made a reconnoissance in force against thc enemy south of thc village of Sin diapu. The enemy's outposts were, driven back. A Japanese battery. which opened fire, was silenced and compelled to retire. There was nc fighting October 20 This morning the Russian, volunteer sharpshooters under cov< r of a fog, closed up on the enemy anc brought iii another gun ind limber, which were felt from Pou :iloff (formerly Lone Tree Hill). Tho Japanese opened a heavy fire, but thc fire was silenced and they were com? pelled to retire." The official list of officers killed ind wounded between October ll and October 13 totals 172, including Major ieneral Rabinski and 17 field officer? <illed. Thc wounded arc in the pro lortion of one to six. The list for he heaviest day's fighting is still un eported, and doubtless thc full rcc ird will exceed thc hjjjj^s at Liaoyang. vhen 500 officers were killed or rounded. The losses among the men ire not yet reported, but they are 68Ji,775 Voters Register. New York (Special).?This year's otal registration in Greater New York vas 688,775, which exceeds by nearly io.ooo the record of 640,522 in tooo. Each of the boroughs showed a sub tantial increase over the registration if four years ago In Manhattan ant) he Bronx the figures were 391,021, ls against 366,991 in 1900. Brooklyn javc 246,916, as against 230,262 in 900; Queens, 35,631, as compared vith 29,334, and Richmond 15,207, i^ainst 13.035 thought to approximate not much over 20,000. Cannon in Queer Place. It has developed that after the Lone Tree Hil! fight thc Japanese were un? able to remove a number of cannon in addition to those left on the hill and they remained midway between the Russian and Japanese trenches As they lay these guns were so ex posed to fire from both sides that it was impossible for either Russians ot Japanese to get possession of them during daylight, and repeated attempt? have been made by both sides to se? cure the guns under cover of dark? ness. Up to the present time Cos? sack detachments have succeeded in getting three of the cannon. The dexterity of the Cossacks in this sort of work was repeatedly illus? trated during the Russian army nu nuevers. On one occasion they ab? stracted the artillery harness, com? pletely disabling all the batteries of their rival combatants. A more nota? ble occasion was four years ago, when General Kuropatkin commanded the Southern army, marching from Mos? cow against thc Northern army, com? manded by Grand Duke Sergius. Ku ropatkin's Cossack leader, Dienrirhs surrounded thc hut in which Sergius' chicf-of-staff, Sobolcff, now command? ing thc Sixth Siberian Corps, and his subordinates were asleep and quietly went off with their dispatches and maps. When Sobolcff awoke he found his whole staff bound and gaged and every document misV-ing. NEW CORPS FOR KUROPATKIN. About 20,000 Men Arrive to Make Up For IHf Losses. Berlin (By Cable).?A dispatch tc the Lokal-Anzeiger from Mukden says the Eighth Russian Army Corps? about 20,000 men?has arrived there and taht General Kuropatkin will make new plans immediately. Colonel Gaedke, war correspondent of the Tagcblatt, telegraphs from Mukden as follows: "Have been unable to telegraph foi two days owing to the absence of the censor on the 19th and 20th. Botr armies are much fatigued. They oc? cupy positions in close contact. Only an occasional shot breaks the still? ness. A genera! Russian attack ap pcarcd to have been planned for the night of October 20, but a freshet in thc Shakhe River prevented it. "The roads and fields are drying slowly. It rained again thc night of the 30th. "The Chinese report barbarous cruelties on tlie part of the Japanese Thc mere possession of Russian money is dangerous at Niuchwang." THREATENING TROUBLE IN~PANAMA. U. S. Marines in Canal Zone Watching An Arm d Force. Colon (By Cable).?News reached here that about 200 armed men, who are thought to be malcontent Pana mans rather than Colombian soldiers 1 have been seen in the neighborhood , of Culcbra threatening hostilities against the Panama government. As soon as the American authori? ties of the canal zone became cogni? zant of thc appearance of this force marines were sent out to ascertain their purpose. It was rumored that a skirmish occurred inland, in which several were killed, but there is no confirmation of this report. Washington (Special). ? Assistant Secretary Darling said that so far as he was aware no advices had been received at the Navy Department of the reported skirmish between United States marines and Panamans on the isthmus. If any dispatches have been received, the Assistant Secretary ex? plained, they in all probability would bc sent direct to the department, and would not bc delivered to the officials until morning. At this time the Navy has about 450 marines on the isthmus, a sufficient force, in the opinion of the administration, to cope with any diffi? culty which is likely to develop. Protected From Lynching. Shreveport, La. (Special). ? "Dick" Craighead, the half-brother of Isaac A. McGee, who is charged with the I murder of Mrs. McGee and her io year-old son, near Athens, yesterday, was saved from a mob, which threat- | ened the parish jail at Homer, in 1 which he was confined. The Claiborne Guards were called out and Sheriff Kirkpatrick later summoned all thc able-bodied men of Homer to assist liim in protecting the jail. Thc mob was about 150 strong, but seeing thal the Sheriff was determined to protect Craighead it finally dispersed. Oil Explosion Kills Three. Lincoln, Nebr., (Special).---Three persons are dead as a result of a fire in F. W. Barnhardt's home at Hart? ington, Nebr. The dead are Bertha Felber, a servant girl, and two young children of Barnhard. The servanl threw coal oil into the kitchen sro\f/ and caused an explosion. Thc child? ren were playing near the stove and the flames enveloped them. The New Jersey's Sponsor. Washington, D. C., (Special).? Governor Murphy, of New Jersey has notified the Secretary of the Nav> that he has designated his daughter Mrs. William B. Kinney, as the spon? sor of the battleship New Jerfsey which is to be launched at the sliip yard of thc Fore River Ship an 1 Jin ginc Company, at Quincy, Mass., or the 10th proximo. FINANCIAL Japan has purchased 7000 kegs o wire nails and 15,000 tons of steel rails f in the United States. Wheat advanced two cents on the generally unfavorable reports on cror conditions in Europe. "Reading common will surely go tc $40 within a month," declared a lead ing Lehigh Valley interest. 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Missive Made Appointment With Youd; Mao's Patber Whose Dauglber Witnessed tt< Altair?Died In fireat Agony?A Sensation? al Developement- Young Higgins ls 24 Years Old and His Sister 20. Peoria, III. (Special).?Mrs. Kellie Thomason, wife of a former promi? nent real-estate dealer in this city, is dead at her home in Lacon as a re? sult of injuries received in a sensa? tional encounter with Richard and Jennie Higgins, son and daughter of John G. Higgins, a prominent mem? ber of tlie Board of Supervisors of Peoria county. Young Higgins is 24 years old, and his sister is 20. They intercepted a letter written to Hig? gins, senior, by Mrs. Thomason, iij which she asked the elder Higgins to meet her in the depot of thc Rock Island railroad in this city. Higgins was at St. Louis, and his son opened the letter. When Mrs. Thomason ar rived she was confronted by young Higgins and his sister. Whac t*>ok place is a mystery, as only the fhrer and an uncle of Higgins?Douglas? McDonald, of Monica, 111.-were pies cn!. Some time later, however, th*. woman asked C. A. Brant, the tieket agent, to assist her to the train. He did so, and when she wai gone he found blood on the floor of the waiting room. The woman lingered in great agony at her home in Lacon until she died. Died in Great Agony. Higgins is under arrest on a State warrant charging him with murder. The case has created a sensation. Mrs. Thomason has been in a com? atose condition since, rallying enough at intervals to speak a word or two Her lip was severed, both eyes were blackened, one shoulder was displaced and her back was covered with bruises She was also suffering with intcrna injuries. The attending physician wsa unable to rouse the patient sufficiently to get a dying statement from her. Higgins wept when placed in jail. Opened a Fa,tal Letter. "We had been trying for years to break up thc relations between my father and this woman," he said 'When we got that letter my sister ind I went down there to see if w? | ?ould not make some arrangements with her. We met her in the waiting J ?oom. I went up to her and touched ler on the shoulder. "Mrs. Thomason, I believe," I said ihe turned around quickly and said Oh, its you, is it?' and drew out her latpin. I (hen pushed hcr?sharolv against the side ol the face and knock? ed her over a chair. My sister then pulled me away and told mc that I would be arrested; that we could not io anything with her. That's all there sYM to it." In an additional statement young Higgins says that his uncle, Douglas' McDonald, arrived at the Rock Island Station at the same time he did and ;tood by when the alleged assault took dace. Higgins says his uncle took lim by the arm, saying, "Come away, j ^'ou will be arrested; you can't do ? mything with her." A Sensational Development. That Detective William E. Murphy ,vho was murdered under sensational :ircumstances in this city last June. ,vas connected with the Higgins* rhomason case was a startling devel? opment of the afternoon, lt seems :hat on the night Murphy was killed ie was shadowing John H. Higgins it the instance of the members of the Higgins family. Young Higgins says hat either on that night or on the following night Mrs. Thomason called jp the Higgins residence by telephone ind is alleged to have said: "Murphy was a good friend of yours. Well, he got his punishment tonight Kierans (fellow-detective of Murphy) is your friend, too. He will get his lext." Mrs. Higgins is wealthy. She mar? ried J. H. Higgins, 30 years ago and liad deeded much of her properly to ier bushanrl Passed 50.000.OOU Mark. Washington, I). C.. (Special).?The total number of money orders isuec by this government during the last fiscal year passed the 50,000.000 mark for the first time in history, as showr by the annual report of the superin? tendent of the money order system The net revenue of the money ordei business was $2,528,403, an increase oi $288,494. as compared with the pre? cious fiscal year. The gross revenue ivas $3,626,676. an increase of $376.28? NATIONAL CAPITAL AFFAIRS. In two days the President will is uc a call to thc powers for another ?eace conference at The Hague. The late will be agreed upon by those aking part and is expected to bc the ubjoct of much correspondence. Senor Walker-Martinex, thc Chilian -.mister, has returned to Washington fter spending the summer in Mexico Francis G. Landon, ol Stattsburg <t. V., has been appointed third secre ary of the American Lmbassy at Ber in. General Mills, Superintendent ot he Military Academy at West Point, ubmitted his annual report. President Roosevelt appointed lr? [arris as supervising inspector of the leamboftt inspection service at New >'otk. The monument in honor of the late i Jen Frank v\Vheaton was unveiled ;>t j he Natioi);?l_Ccinetery, at Arlington, j TORTURLD SCLF TO SAVE BROTIIFP. J.rsey Dron o Tried fo Fol! Bcrfil.'oa System By Use of Acids. Ralhway, X. J., (Special).?Around tw> Dromios of Elizabeth, James and Mitchael Teeling, tv in brothers, is woven a story of jailbi caking, and hov on-?, by scarring himself with acid anc" talto marks, sought to confess the au thorities and discredit the infallibly of the Bertillon system of measure? ments. In the case of Michael cun? ning failed. Ile was arrested, only tc escape, and his brother also is at large. The story runs thus: A year or so ago James Teeling was sent to the New Jersey Reformatory, i? t>ii? place, for wife beating. He was parol? ed, but carly in the summer broke his parole and disappeared. While in the Reformatory he was measured according to the Bertillon standard and photographed. Last week word was received from Elizabeth that Teeling had been ar rested. Edward A. Schwartz, who has charge of the Bertillon system at the reformatory, was sent after him. The prisoner protested against his reten? tion, and denied that he was ever in the reformatory. To the ordinary ob? server, his description tallied in every detail with that of the man wanted. Stature, face, scar and tattoo marks were identified, and Mr. Schwartz was about convinced, when he discovered a marked difference in the measure? ments of the right ear. "This is not our man," he declared. Thc Eliza? beth authorities laughed at him. Lacking the facilities there for meas? uring, the prisoner was taken to the reformatory, though Mr. Schwartz was firm in his belief that the man was not the wifebeater. The third degrees was worked, and then the prisoner broke down and con? fessed that he was Michael Teeling, a twin brother of thc man wanted and that he had made the scars on his body for mutual protection. Further questioning brought out the fact that he was wanted in New Brunswick. He refused to tell where his brother could be found He was sent to New Brunswick and put in jail. Or. Friday night he and five others e-caped, and are still at large. In the meantime the reforma? tory authorities are biking in vain for their "star boarder." lt is reported that h<* Vijis left the ronntv. Collision Caused Fatal Shock. San Francisco, (Special).?R. J. Lav. s. superintendent of the Sacra? mento Division of the Southern Paci? fic Railroad, dropped dead of heart disease when a westbound express on which he was a passenger collided with the rear end of a stock train at Yuba Pass. No one was injured, but the accident caused a fire that destroy? ed the caboose and four cars of the stock train, damaged the pa-senger locomotive and burned the express and the baggage cars and 2,200 feet of c.iowsheds.