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VOL. XXXII, NO. MS-
TO KEEP PEACE, SALVATION
iSTS LET ROBBER ESCAPE
DRAG CLERK FROM PRISONER
Employe of the Penny Arcade Over.
takes Burglar After Wild Chase
«nd Is Set Upon by Salva.
In their zeal (o keep Hip ponce four
men In the uniform of the Salvation
Army forced J. M. Stokes, a clerk In
the Penny Arcade at 431 South fprfof
street, to release a man who robbed
tho money drawer of one of the ma
chines In the establishment and whom
Stokes had chased from the place, fin
ally overtaking the robber at the cor
ner of Fifth i.nd Spring streets. Stokes
knocked the thief down and was grap
pling with him when the army mer
drugged him off. While Stokes was
explaining, the robber escaped.
In the Arcade, which Is owned by
T. W. John, the money drawers In
each machine are connected by elec
trical v/lres with a bell on the main
floor tit the establishment, so that If
any one of the machines is tampered
with the bell will notify the clerk on
duty. The Arcade occupies the ground
floor and. the basement.
About 10 o'clock last night the
alarm bell rang find the indicator
showed that the trouble was in the
basement. Instantly Stokes rushed
down the stairway and sure enough
one of the machines had been broken
into and the money drawer rifled.
After a few moments he heard a
noise under the stairway, and almost
before he could move a man emerged
from behind the structure and dashed
upstairs. The clerk followed In hot
The main floor was crowded with
amusement seekers who were nearly
driven into a panic by the two men
dashing through the long room,
knocking people aside in a mad race.
Clerk Catches Thief
When the street was reached the
robber took the middle ui the road
and turned south, but run as ho
lr.lght, the young clerk gained at every
step. Steadily Stokes closed up the
g;ip between himself and the fleeing
thief and at the corner of Fifth street
he seized the burglar, who still had
the pliers In one hand with which he
had opened the money drawer. In
the other he helrl a knife.
No sooner had the robber been over
taken than he turned to fight his pur
suer, but again Stokes had the best
of it and knocked the thief down,
whereupon four men in the uniform of
the Salvation Army rushed up and
seized Stokes, declaring that he was
a vlllnln and that they would not al
low him to bent a helpless man.
Stokes objected to being Interfered
with and tried to get away, but he
Bays one of the Salvationists struck
him in the face.
Meantime the thief had broken loose
and was a block away before Stokes
succeeded in explaining to the Salva
tion Army officers what his business
had been with the man whom he had
A.'l four then joined him in the chase,
but the burglar had made good his
escape and no trace of him could be
The amount of money secured by the
thief in not known.
FORGOT HE WAS TO READ
Senators Walt but the Californian
Fails to Appear— Comes Run.
nlng When He Is Tele.
•.-.•■■ .' ' Phoned For -; .
Special to Th« Herald.
'.WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.— Senator
-Perkins of California cocksd his feet
- upon' his desk In the Maltby building
this morning at li o'clock and began to
review Washington's farewell address,
which he was designated to read at
noon to the senate! At the same hour
the senate met, according to an agree
; nient reached late yesterday. N
The minutes passed rapidly and Per
kins failed to appeur. There was no
business before the august body and an
awkward pause ensued.
| Finally, while the telephone buzzed, 1 a
senator suggested tho absence of a
quorum. Perkins got tho , telephone
nirsHuut', grabbed his coat and hat
and L rushed. over. to the capltol with
Washington's address under his arm.
He, breathlessly ascended to the read-
Ing desk, Juhi as it was ascertained that
»: quorum was present and soon a
familiar injunction of the father of his
country to avoid entangling alliances
with , foreign powers was delivered to
the senate and crowded galleries. „
Los Angeles Herald.
FOR LIFE GOOD
OPERATION IS CONSIDERED A
RALLIES WELL FROM SHOCK
Distinguished Patient Sleeps Com
fortably, and It Is Believed That
His Recovery Will Be
By Associated Tress.
CHICAGO, Feb. 22.— While at the
University of Chicago hundreds of stu
dents were assembled to participate in
prayers for his recovery, Dr. William
It. Harper, president of the institution,
this afternoon underwent a serious
surgical operation In _ihe Presby
terian hospital. For nearly two
years Dr. Harper has been
afflicted with severe pains In the
ahdom«-n, and about one year ago un
derwent an operation for appendicitis.
This did not result in permanent im-,,
proveinent, and it was finally decided,
n'ler exhaustive examination by his
physicians, that a second operation
was necessary. It was generally thought
that It would reveal a cancerous con
dition .of the intestines near the head
of the colon. 'This diagnosis was con
firmed by (he operation this afternoon.
The operation from a surgical stand
point was a success. The patient ral
lied splendidly from the shock and is
In a ci.'m.lilion that gives every promise
of an early recovery from the effect!
of the operation.
.bale tonight Dr. Ha»per had faiV-n
Into a comfortable sleep and was in
excellent condition an far as the im
mediate result of the operation was
concerned. No apprehension was ex
pressed as to his rapid recovery from
the operation proper. .
"College atmosphere of the average
Institution of learning of today Is un
favorable to the origin and develop
ment of ministerial aspirations. Re
ligion is practically Ignored in the cur
riculum. The scientific spirit of the
day, so strongly represented In the col
lege, is not consistent with the religious
spirit prevailing in the churches."
The foregoing statement has been
made by President William R. Harper
of-th^ University of Chicago In his
latest report' of "the' condition 'of the
Midway school, written hurriedly be
fore preparing for the operation for
intestinal trouble today.
"It is an indisputable fact that the
percentage of young men looking for
ward to the ministry as their profes
sion Is decreasing," he writes. "Some
of the elements contributing toward
this alarming decrease may be indi
cated. One of these Is the change in
the relative standing of the minlstry
among the professions. The position
of the n-.inlster, for various reasons,
has been steadily losing dignity and
power, while the lawyer, physician,
teacher, engineer and others have
lapldly stepped to the front. The feel-
Ing that perfect liberty of thought and
expression is prohibited in a great ma
jority of the pulpits prevents many of
the young jnen from preparing them
selves to serve the church. Further
more, Inadequate salaries tend more
than anything else to decrease- the In
fluence and importance of the minister
In the social and civic life of the com
Granting of pensions to professors
for long and faithful service is favored
by Dr. Harper.
DUCKED IN RIVER
SACRAMENTO MAN PROMPTLY
Matthew Hermann Thrown Into the
Water, Dragged Out and Whipped
With Laths to "Warm
Him up" 7; '-.7
By Associated Press,
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 22.— A vigilance
committee In Sinter's addition to Sac
ramento this afternoon slezed Matthew
Hermann, who had been beating his
wife In the street, tied a rope about
his waist and threw him into the Sac
ramento river. After he had promised
never to repeat the offense, he was
drawn out of the chilly waters and
given a vigorous beating with a lath,
the men telling htm that he needed
something to warm htm up.
A party of women from the neigh
borhood looked on and applauded the
men. While Hermann was struggling
In the wuter praying for mercy the
women suggested the/ he be ducked
again. :■■• ■ : U<
Strike Riot in Sweden
By AMOcUtted I'nss.
LONDON, Feb. 22.-A dispatch from
Copenhagen to the Daily Telegraph '.re
ports that a serious strike riot has
taken place ut liclsingborg. Sweden,
that cavalry charged the riotem and
that thirty persons were Injured.
LOS ANGELES, CAL., THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1905.
PRELIMINARY STATEMENT ON
, NORTH SEA AFFAIR
ACTED WITHIN HIS RIGHTS
Commission Declares That the Com.
mander Believed His Fleet In
Danger— Report Will Be Sent
to Both Governments
By Associated Press.
PAHIS, Feb. 22.— A semi-official
Malenient appeared tonight relative to
the work of the International commis
sion which has been considering the
North' sea incident. It Is as follows:
"The Hull commission met this
morning In the ministry of foreign nf
falrs and again this afternoon In order
to proceed to a final examination of
the report before recapitulating Its con
','The report ,1s rather long, compris
ing about ten large pages. The prin
cipal author Is Admiral yon Spawn
(Austrian), but all the members of the
commission' collaborated In drawing
It up. The commission gives no opin
ion on the question of the presence or
absence of Japanese torpedo boats in
the North sea, declaring merely that
the Russian admiral quite legitimate
ly believed that his squadron wns en
dangered and that he had the right
under the circumstances to act as he
did. The' commissioners refer to : the
Kussian government engagement,, to
Indemnify the victims of the deplora
"The report will be sent tomorrow
by special messengers to the Russian
and British governments, not because
it is liable to modifications at the in
stance of one or other of the govern
ments, .the commission decision being
without appeal, but the commissioners
do not wish the powers interested sim
ply to learn through the press of; the
last public sitting and the conclusions
arrived at. There is nothing in this
preliminary communication or report
except an act of deference."
; The public sitting for the reading of
the conclusions will probably •be held
on Saturday. Members of the commis
sion who . were seen tonight refused
either to confirm or deny the statement,
but officials ■ having , favorable 'oppor
tunities to judge of the result's o^«_the
Inquiry consider the statement to.be
substantially correct. -r J
BRITAIN IS INDIGNANT
One Paper Declares Decision Death-
blow to Arbitration
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Feb. 23.— A strong chord oC
indignation Is sounded by the London
dally newspapers this morning over the
semi-official statement relative to the
decision of the North sea commission
giving to Russia the: victory, but It is
still hoped that the publication of , the
full text on the commission's report
mny modify the Impression produced
by the preliminary version, which is
one of Intense .disappointment.
The Dally Mall goes so far as to de
clare it has dealt a deathblow to ar
bitration. Some of the newspaper
blame the government strongly for ever
consenting 1 to subject such a matter
to arbitration, while some find cold
comfort In the fact that the country
fty doing so avoided war with Russia.
No question Is raised that the de
cision, must be respected and Great
Brltal/i's^share of the heavy costs will
be cheerfully^ paid, but It is considered
that' the decision leaves the . question
of a neutral's right on' the sea in a de
plorably unsatisfactory state and cre
ates a dangerous precedent.
UNIQUE FIGURE GONE
Jerry McCraith, Claimant to Three
States, Is Dead
■ By Associated Press.
WALLA WALLA, Feb. 22.— Jerry
McCraith, one of the most unique fig
ures in the early history of the north
west, Is dead at the county poor farm.
i McCraith came here In 1862 from San
Francisco and wns best known ns the
proprietor of a resort known as "Mo-
McCrultli gained considerable noto
riety some years ago by filing a claim
In San Francisco to what Is now Ore
gon, Washington and Idaho, under an
old 'Spanish grant. lie fought the
case until his means were exhausted
and he was obliged to work his pas
sage back to Walla Walla.
IW LOS ANGELES
Attention of the public Is called
to the fact that the circulation of
The Herald In the city of Los An.
geles is greater than that of the
Examiner and second only to that
of the Times. This circulation Is
permanent, delivered at the homes
and not thrown about as specimen
copies or swept into the gutters.!
The Herald, as the oldest morn.
Ing newspaper In Los Angeles, Is
more widely read than most of Its
contemporaries, and Its value as
an advertising medium is corre.
LESSON OF DAY
EMPHASIZES MAXIMS HELD BY
WANTS THE NAVY INCREASED
Strong Plea for International Right.
eousness Delivered at Conferring
of Degrees by University
By Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 22.—Presi
dent Hoosevelt urrlved in this city at
10:40, but it was not until ten minutes
later that he left his private car and
started for the Academy of Music,
where the Washington birthday exer
cbies under the auspices of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania were to be
Provost C. O. Harrison of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania was waiting
on the- station platform and when the
train pulled Into the Broad street sta
tion Mr. Harrison boarded the presi
dent's private car nnd the tvvo'chatted
together for a few minutes. There was
an immense crowd in^ and about the
station when the president made his
appearance. A passage way was made
through the crowd and the president
was hurried to a carriage In waiting
to convey him to the academy. The
president's appearance on the street
was the signal for a great ovation. .
Thousands Cheering Wildly
Broad street station is only two ■
blocks from the Academy of Music,
but along this short line of march
there were thousands of persons who
cheered wildly as the president's car
riage passed. When the president
reached the building where the exer
cises were to be held, Broad street was
packed with humanity and It was sev
eral minutes before he could enter the
As he walked up the stairway a band
played "Hail to the Chief." Inside
the building were crowded hundreds
of students who | gave the Pennsyl
vania yell with a vim aB the president
appeared.. President Roosevelt smiled
and seemed to enjoy the deafening
yells. . ! '.
'V!^;'-'- -World . Powers Participate "
The commemoration 1 was made no
table by the fact that representatives
of three world powers participated In
| the exercises, viz: The United States,
represented by the chief executive of
( the nation. President Roosevelt; Ger-?
many, represented by Varon Speck yon
ipternberg, ambassador to this coun
try, who acted as tho personal repre
sentative of Emperor , William, and
Henry , Mortimer Durand, the British
ambassador. The occasion was marked
by one of the most enthusiastic dem
onstrations ever witnessed In the
Academy of Music, where the exer
cises were held.
President Roosevelt and Emperor
William today received the degree of
doctor of laws from the Universfty of
Pennsylvania, j The degree con
ferred upon the German emperor in
absentia, Baron Speck vvwj Sternberg,
the German ambassador, accepting the
honor for his sovereign. .' '..•
The First Since Washington
Dr.' S. W. Mitchell, the "public or
ator," .presented each of >; the candi
dates iv turn their degrees.*-
To the president he said:- '•■
."Mr, Roosevelt, president of the
United States: On the fourth of July,
1783, the University of Pennsylvania
< -iferred the degree of doctor of laws
upon the flrrt president of the United
States of America. The trustees of the
same university do : now, \ after 122
years, once again request the. provost
to honor with the same degree our
latest president. This makes all other
In presenting the name of Emperor
William, Dr. Mitchell said:
"The breadth and earnestness of
his imperial majesty's Intellectual
sympathies, the personal generosity
which has ' fostered science and liter
ature, and his far-sighted interest in
the international exchange, of uni
versity Influences, make It most fit
that a great university recognize both
In the man and the ruler of a kindred
race his services to learnlngl"
Various Honors Granted
Other degrees were conferred as
follows: Doctor of Laws— Sir Henry
Mortimer Durand, ambassador from
Great Britain; Hear Admiral Charles
Kdgar Clarke, U. 8. N.; Senator P. <;.
Knox, and David Thompson Watson
Doctor of Letters— Thomus Bailey
Doctor of Science— Robert 8. Wood
ward, president of the Carnegie Insti
At the conclusion of the ceremonleH,
President Hurrlson made a few brief
introductory remurks and President
Roosevelt delivered his oration. He
The President's Address
As a nation we'have had our full
Klin re of greut men, but the two men
of preeminent greatness who, an the
ctiiilurli'H go on, will surely loom above
nil others urn Washington and Lln-
iCootlim.d on .•«. T...1
AUBURN YOUTH CONVICTEO OP MURDERING HIS MOTHER
OIL TRUST PLAYS
A CLEVER TRICK
BEGINS BUYING INDEPENDENT
Will Thus Acquire Books and Dam.
aging Evidence That Might Be
Used in the Coming
Special to The Herald.
TOPEKA, Kns., Feb. 22.— The Stan
dard Oil company has begun what Is
believe^ to be a campaign to buy up
every Independent property In the
Kansas field and at the same time
acquire possession of all of the damag
ing evidence „ that might be used
against it In the coming government
und state investigation. This Informa
tion is . given out today by Mayor
Bowen of Independence, headquarters
for the oil trust In Kansas.
Bowen . says the Standard has ac
quired the ownership of the Consoli
dated Oil and Gas company, and the
Interstate Oil and Gas company of
Independence. . . .
Further he nays it is reported the
Standard has bought from I. ; N.
Knapp, the biggest producer in the
state, every bit of • his oil, gas and
tank line property, together with all
of his books and records. This Is
taken to mean that the Standard has
bid defiance to the government and
the state and from now on it will be
an open war. The Interstate and
Consolidated companies are the heav
iest producers of oil In the Indepen
dence field, and, according to Mayor
Bowen, the control passed Into the
hands of the" Standard last Wednes-
POSSIBILITY THAT SENATOR
EMMONS WILL RECOVER
At Midnight the Senator Had No
Fever and ' Was Resting
By Associated Press.
SAURAMKNTO. Feb. 22.— At . mid
night the Information was given out
from the bedside of Senutor Etiiinons
that his condition Is steadily Improv
ing and that there Is a possibility of
his recovery, lie has no fever and
Is resting comfortably.
Unless some unforseen occurrence
prevents, the report of the state brib
ery investigation committee, recom
mending the expulsion of Senators
Wright, Emmons, Bunkers and French,
will be taken up for final action to
morrow Immediately after the Intro
duction of bills. It Is certain that the
friends of Senator Kinmona will seek
to HiTiirt! a delay In the consideration
of the report, putting forth as a rea
son for postponement the senator')*
critical illness. . -
A search of the stute records dem
onstrates that while tliero has been
more than one Instance In which legis
lative representatives have been
charged with bribery, this Is the firm
Instance Iv which expulsion has been
recommended In v report of un In
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
ASSEMBLYMAN WAVES EVI
DENCE AT COLLEAGUES
Indianapolis Statesman Asserts That
. Hundred. Dollar Bill Exhibited
Was Sent Him by "The
By Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. . 22.—
When the Parks anti-cigarette bill
came up iv the house of representa
tives today, Representative Baker of
Fulton county created a sensation.
In explaining his vote for the bill
he 'opened a sealed letter which he de
clared had been sent to him by "the
cigarette trust," and took out a hun
dred dollar bill which he waved before
the astonished members. The effect
was apparent In the immediate over
whelming vote in favor, of the bill,
which ' passed by a vote of 74 to 17.
Mr. Baker refused to expose the
name of the person who had sent him
the money for a vote against the bill.
He called a page and putting the bill
back into Us envelope sent it to
Speuker Cantwell.' ; Speaker 'Cantwell
later ordered an investigation to as
certain who sent the money to Mr.
Representative Stansbury, chairman
of the committee on judiciary, called
a meeting of the committee Immediate
• "With the assistance of Attorney
General Charles W. Miller, who did the
questioning, the commltte wrung from
.Representative Baker the name of
ex-State Senator O. A. Baker of
Marion, but only after half an hour
of perelstent and cleverly planned
questioning. Mr. Baker said he had
to promise the alleged briber not to
divulge his name In order to draw
A warrant for his arrest was issued
and detectives are searching for the
FRANCE FALLING BEHIND
GERMANY IN NAVAL RACE
Minister of Marine Urges That She
Make Strong Efforts to Re.
tain Her Rank
By ABSOi-lated Press.
PAKIS, Feb. 22.— Minister of Marine
Thomson, speaking In the chamber of
deputies today during the discussion
of the naval budget, said that a strong
effort would be necessury ' If ' Prance
wished to retain her rank us a naval
power among the nations. The Oer
mun fleet, he said, wax gradually out
stripping that of Franco.
The minister promised to take teach
nlcal advice regarding a fresh pro
gram. The $24,000,000 to be spent this
year will be expended mostly on sub
marine boats, torpedo boat destroyers
and torpedo boats.
A stormy scene occurred when Ad.
Hilial Utenmilme Btated that the re<
ports of. the -naval committee were a
tissue of falsehoods.
IN FIRST DEGREE
JURY UNANIMOUS FOR DEATH
DEFENDANT EXHIBITS NERVE
Declares That "This It Nothing; the
Fight Is Just Begun"— Will Ap
peal If New Trial Is Not
By Assaclnteri Press.
AUBUItN, Feb. 22.— When the court
house bell rang at 2:10 p. in. today
the community became alert and In ; a
few minuted wagons and pedestrians
could be seen gathering from nil direc
tions, for they knew that a verdict In
the Weber case had been reached, and
those who had been waiting since the
Jury went out twenty-one hours before,
to hear Its derision, were eager to be
present when It was announced. Before
the jury entered, the court room was
nearly filled with spectators. ■ When
the defendant entered he was pale and
The court risked the Jury If they had
agreed and ' the foreman answered
"Yes." The clerk read the verdict. us
follows : ' ' '. .' it";V/i^
"We, the jury In the case of Adolph
Weber, charged with ' the murder of
Mary "Weber, find the defendant guilty
of murder In the first degree." •
The judge had cautioned the specta
tors against a 'demonstration on pain
of arrest and the court room was still.
The defendant turned paler and sat as
If stunned, but when his attorney spoke
to him he laughed.
Divided on • Penalty... j
The jurors all agreed on murder In
the first degree on the first ballot, but
divided on the death penlty and life
Imprisonment. There were two ballots,'
with one vote for acquittal, but this
was only for the purpose of breaking
up the combination standing out for life
The jurors retired at 5 p. m. Tuesday
from the court room and took the first
ballot at' 8:25 p. m., with the result that
nine stood for the' death penalty and
three for life imprisonment. The second
ballot three hours later stood eight for
death, ■ three for life; imprisonment and
one for } acquittal. r '' Then ' the" jury . ! re
tired for the night. '
The third ballot at 7:10 this morning
was- seven death, four life Imprison
ment and one acquittal, v The fourth
ballot at 7:20 a. m. was seven death
and five life imprisonment. .The fifth
ballot at 9:55 a. m. was eight death
and four life imprisonment.
The seventh and last ballot at 2 p.
m. was unanimous for the death pen
alty, and the Jury handed In its ver
dict at 2:25 o. m. *
After the , first shock the defendant
regained his composure and jauntily
walked down stairs with Under Sheriff
May. The latter addressed some re
mark of sympathy and Adolph laughed
easily and replied:
"Oh. this Is nothing; the fight Is
only just begun." <
Defense Will Appeal
He has slept and eaten well for the
last week and appears in good health.
The defense has not yet perfected its
plan, but will appeal the case if re
fused a new trial.
Adolph Weber, who Is only 20 years
(Continued an Pass Two.)
THE DAY'S NEWS
\ Southern California: Cloudy,
with . showers Thursday; light
north wind. Maximum tempera.
ture in Los Angeles yesterday, 71
degrees; minimum, 58 degrees.
I—Rescues1 —Rescues captured thief.
2—Urges lesson of day.
3 —Chamber of Commerce banquet.
4—Southern California news.
s—Opera5 —Opera patrons see new Carmen.
, 7 —Horror pervades Chinatown.
10.11— Classified advertisements.
12 —Rush to Goldfleld mines.
Peace situation by no mean* *o certain.
Japanese legation makes clean-cut state
Moderate Liberals In Ft. Petersburg agree
upon a. program,'and formation of cablntt
I'rollmlnary report of North sea commis
sion declares that Ituasian admiral was jus-
Ulleil In action taken.
Dr. Harper Is operated on for cancer and
prospect* for recovery are, good. ......
Standard Oil company begin* buying up
Independent oil companies of Kansas. -
President receives degree from University
of Pennsylvania «nd deliver* Washington's
Adolph Weber found guilty of murder la
th« Unit degree. . »
Henatur limmons resting comfortably and
liiih chunce for rwovery.
rlurruiiiniUi mull iluck«d In river for beat*
ing lilx wife.
Salvation Army rescuea captured thief, not
knowing of his crime. »
Chamber of commerce holds annual ban
'"iowhiu celebrate Washington's birthday at
Eastlake park. -■<...; f.-. .- •*■
. Civil service commission is asked to make
Important ruling. .<>
Good prospect for passage of banking bill
in which l.o» Angeles cltlsens are interested.;
Ooldlteld newspaper man predicts spring
•tampede to mints. ' - •- ■ ■•.■ -,
Long Beach contractor who says h« robbed
(or uUasur* to be ul«d today,-