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VOL. XXXII, NO. 148.
HELD UP BY TWO
EDWARD CLEMENT RELIEVED
OF MONEY AND WATCH -
ROBBED NEAR HIS OWN HOME
jWat • Returning From the Theater
hWhen Ha Wat Confronted by •
Man With Pistol— Beaten
;'^ ,; -by the Thugs
As Edward Clement of 707 ' South
Boyle, avenue was nearlng his home
last night Just before 12 o'clock he
was held up by two . armed footpads
and robbed of $12 in cash and a silver
■ Watch. "
'Clement was returning from the
theater, and was walking rapidly to
• ward his home, nnd when almost In
front "'■ of the house . a man stepped
behind a tree and the young man
found himself looking Into the business
end of a revolver of large caliber. The
gune was nickel-plated and faintly
flashed In the darkness.
■ 'The main behind the gun gruffly or
dered Clement to throw up his hands
and keep quiet if he valued a whole
■ skin. ,• Clement made an effort to duck
'under the revolver In the hope of
'striking It up before the bandit could
fire,' but at the same Instant he was
seized: from behind In a powerful grip
'and struck a 1a 1 terrific blow on the back
of the head and ordered, with an oath,
to .be • quiet by the Becond footpad,
,;whom he had not seen at first and who
had attacked him from the rear.
I ' - Secured Victim's Valuables
I ."While one robber held the revolver
in Clements- face the second thorough
ly : searched the clothes of the un
happy-victim/ Satisfied that they had
'/■•cured, everything of value, the, ban
.'dits .struck Clement several vicious
■I blows.'' Ordering him to stand still and
Tr^ep quiet the two robbers disappeared
' in '.the ;" darkness.
.. At this 'point- the walk is shaded by
. large • trees and Clement walked past
rrwhe robber, .so that he was caught
■.)between.7the two-, bandits and had he
, liad 'a revolver and attempted to shoot
■the, man behind him would probably
killed him. -At the point , vf here
i.ttie; hold-up was enacted the shadow
''TfrjM 'so deep that Clement was . unable
;, to obtain. a good view of. the features
ibt '; hjs assailants and therefore could
;: not ' describe them accurately. One of
I the ' : men was • large and the other
• about : medium height. ' , , !
SHOT HIMSELF AT OPERA
Chicago Man Commits Suicide in the
}".', .Crowded Balcony of Theater
By Associated Press.
.; CHICAGO, Feb. 25.— Suicide In the
balcony of a crowded theater was the
, method lof - death chosen by an un
known " man about 22 years old, who
shot and killed himself at the Chicago
opera" house this • afternoon during, a
■'vaudeville performance. The young
-man shot himself In the head. Death
was , Instantaneous and the , body fell
'into the lap of a woman occupying an
.',:She'and several other women fainted.
When the sound of the shot was heard
many women screamed and left their
- seats, 1; but ushers ' soon quieted . the
•excitement. ' • ■ '
!.* Nothing was found on the man's per
son to 'indicate his identity.
TAYLOR MUST FACE TRIAL
Application for . His' Release Refused
by Chicago Court
By Associated Press.
. CHICAGO, Feb. 25.— Judge Chetlain
today /refused to free Charles F. Tay
lor,; indicted , with Mrs. Alice Webb-
Duke; by the grand jury of Nacogdo
ches county on a charge of obtaining
$3000 under false pretenses. The case
came 'before Judge Chetlain on a writ
of, habeas corpus obtained by Taylor's
attorney . through representations that
the 'indictment was faulty.
'•The /lawyer, contended that four br
five counts In the indictment were not
sufficiently clear to warrant holding
the prisoner for the Texas authorities,
but : the court ■ held j the Indict incut was
good. As a result, apparently, Taylor
will face, trial In. Texas. It waa Btated
that 'he would -start for'. Texas with
Deputy Sheriff Adams today.
HANNIBAL- IS NO MORE
• Carnegie's Gift to New York Dies of
By Associated Press.
■■. NEW YORK, Feb. 25.— Hannibal, the
."hairiest lion in the >vorld," which was
presented to' the New York Zoological
gardens In the name of ■ his little
daughter Margaret and at her request,
by' Andrew Carnegie, has been gath
ered '.to : his fathers. The majestlo
beaet, which was one of the largest In
captivity, Is dead after an Illness of
three days. '- s'
'Pneumonia, following, a cold con
tracted v ln the early part of the week,
was'; the i cause. Everything that scl
ence could do to save the animal was
done, and he took the ; medicine pre>
ecrifae<i is ijood temper, but, without
avail, •- - ■
LOS ANGELE S HERALD
FAMOUS SUIT SETTLED
LUCILLE D. GAY
JOHN H. GAY
CHICAGO WANTS . UTILITIES
Convention Declares ■ That .the Issue
Is Between the Expressed Will
. J of Citizens and Wall
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Feb. 25.— Edw. F. Dunne,
judge of the circuit court, was unani
mously nominated by .the Democratic
city convention todayas candidate for
mayor of Chicago, j The party, platform
declares this issue to be ' whether the
"expressed will of -our own citizens"
or "the interests .of a Wall street syn
dicate" shall direct public policy re
garding the ownership and control of
the city streets for traction purposes.
The platform demands that the peo
ple now assert their rights and proceed
to bring .about', municipal, ownership
and operation of the street car lines.
"On the general subject of municipal
ownership of public utilities the plat
form declares specifically In favor of
the city furnishing light at a reason
able price to private consumers, urges
the speedy construction of a system of
subways ■to be perpetually owned and
operated by the. city and Insists, that
the use of the .water power of the
drainage canal shall not be granted to
private persons or corporations, but be
preserved for . the general use • of . the
Judge Dunne came to , Chicago • In
1876., He was: elected. judge. of, the cir
cuit court by the -Democrats In 1892,
was re-elected In 1897- and ■ again jln
1903. His father was once -a member
of the city council. <
OIL PIPE LINE ■ WRECKED
Malicious Injury Inflicted on Property
of Independent Company
By Associates Press.
SANTA MARIA, Cal., Feb. 25.— Three
miles of the Brookshlre-Oil company's
independent pipe line have been torn up
on the Arellanos pasture by unknown
persons, causing great loss to the com
pany, .which is -piping to tidewater at
.This Is the second, attempt to ruin
the company, which Is ,- composed of
email holders, as its pipe was sawed
through some time ago. j The matter 1b
being investigated.; '
Ice Gorge Carries Away Bridge
By Associated Press. ' ; *j '; ; ■ '
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. : 25.— A big j ice
gorge in the Loup river, west of Colum
bus, gave way this afternoon and mov
ing with a rush , carried out twelve
spans of ' the [ Union - Pacific railroad
bridge at Columbus., Trafflo is
blocked on the main line of the Union
Pacific and trains between Omaha and
Columbus are being run over the Bur
Wireless Working Like a Charm
By Associated Pr***.
AVASHINOTON, Feb. 25.— Reports to
Admiral Manney, chief of the equip
ment bureau, are' to the effect that
messages have been successfully ex
changed between the United States
wireless ''stations at Key We»t, v Fla.,
and Chicago, , and . the Key West . sta
tion has had communication easily with
■teanubiva 150 miles east of New York.
LOS ANGELES, CAL., , SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 36, 1905.
MRS. GAY WINS
GETS INTERLOCUTORY DECREE
GRANTED $100 PER MONTH
Noted Litigation Is Finally Settled,
and All the Papers Have Been
Special to The Herald.
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 25.— The divorce
case of Lucille D. Gay against John
H. Gay, which has occupied the atten
tion of the courts here and elsewhere
and to Borne extent the legislature of
California, through the charges pre
ferred againnt Judge Torrance, has
been settled nnd nil the papers have
been withdrawn from the flies.
A new case wns commenced yester
day afternoon by Mrs. Gay, asking for
a divorce on the grounds of desertion.
The answer denying the charge was
filed immediately *md last night at n
special session of department two cf
the superior court .Judge Conklln
granted the interlocutory decree of
divorce, findings being waived by both
parties. . The evidence of Mrs. Gay
and of her sister only was heard, the
defense offering no testimony.
It Is understood that a settlement
has been reached outside of court jby
the terms of which .Mrs. Gay Is to
be paid $100 a month. , . '. ■,
The withdrawal of all papers In the
old • case relieves the clerk's office of
several hundred pounds, there . being
nine drawers full of complaints, affi
davits and depositions.
TO DRIVE OUT
BOARD SAY 1 . VENDERS SELL
, POOR FOOD
Health of Children It Threatened by
... ■ •
"the Pernicious Thing,". Says .
Superintendent J. A.
' "The noonday lunch supplied to the
children from 'the wagons of venders
w'ho^ visit the schools is a pernicious
thing and threatens the health of the
children. -The practice should be dis
continued at once. We should ask the
council to pass an ordinance forbidding
these venders to supply their viands to
the children." .
, This . statement was ■ the ■ gist of. a
report made to the board of education
yesterday by^ Superintendent Foshay.
The board , heartily agreed with the
opinion expressed by the superintend
ent and steps will be taken to break up
the objectionable practice.
It is probable that a concerted effort
will be made to remove all the lunch
wagons from th« business streets.
Members of the board say the odors
from these moving restaurants fill the
streets in the evening to the exclusion
of i perfumes more conducive to the
comfort . of the olfactory ! nerves of
pedestrians. . \ , '
Complaints have. been made ■to the
council from time to time by individ
uals and civic societies, and the district
in which the wagons are allowed to
do business was somewhat restricted
several months ago.
WILL LIVE IN IRELAND
Richard Croker to Close Out His Eng.
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Feb. 25.— 1 Vls reported
that Richard Croker, who sails for
Europe today after having arranged
for the administration of his son
Frank's estate, . will hereafter reside
permanently at hlB country place near
. From conversations which his friends
have had with him, it is said" to be
evident, that . Mr. Croker „ Intends to
close out all of. his English Interests,
Including Wantage. . So far as known
he did not express himself as to the ac
tion of those In control of Newmarket
heath in refusing to allow his trainer
the use of the grounds for his horses.
IN LOS ANGELES
J Attention of the public la called
to the fact that the circulation of
The Herald In the city of Los An.
jjeles l» greater than that of the
Examiner and second only, to that
of tho Times. This circulation la
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 Loa Angeles, is
more widely read than most of Its
contemporaries, and its value aa
an , advertising , medium ' la corro.
spondlngly greater. . , ,j.
In Gold Free
IF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS
tARE NOT TRUE:
The Herald Claims nnd Has
n DAILY Circulation of
-AND ON SUNDAYS—
This is guaranteed by $5000
in Gold end all contracts
are made on this basis.
But Best of All
The Herald's Circula-
tion Books Are Open
at All Times to Every
Advertiser or Prospect-
ive Patron, and
The Herald will allow
all advertisers or pros-
pective patrons a priv-
ilege never before ac-
corded by any other
newspaper on the Pacific
Coast of seeing the press
run and keeping tab on
every paper printed, and
AS A FINAL TEST
Will allow all its advertisers and
patrons to see the Mail Room re-
ports and see
Where Every Paper Goes — .
HOW MANY AND WHERE!
"NYl W IF we have what
, -*-~ "'* we claim we are en-
titled to the business of every legit-
imate advertiser in ' Los Angeles.
If Not You Get, the
This is the fairest offer ever made
by any newspaper on the Pacific
. Coast. cAll are welcome to come
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notice. '• • • . ' :
'' ; ',.' ; : '•.■.-' .'■' / •' '''.'-■ : ■
If you want to know
the truth, Here It Is!
. Respectfully, .
OIL MEN IN JOIN TO
FIGHT THE TRUST
INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS OF
FOUR STATES UNITE -
New Organization Will Have Head.
- quarters in Chicago and Resist
..Discrimination in Freight
Br Associated Fres*.
CHICAGO, Feb. 25.— Independent
crude oil producers, and refiners from
Kansas, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana
joined In the formation here today of
an organization of defense against the
alleged eradicating pressure of the
Standard Oil company. The new or
ganization is to be known as the Na
tional Crude Oil Producers associa
tion. Headquarters will be in Chicago.
One of the chief objects of -the organ
ization Is to prevent discrimination In
freight rates. R. H. Heah, president
of the. Ohio Standard Oil company, was
the prime mover In the establishment
of the .association.
The association adopted a resolution
of sympathy for the producers of
Kansas and pledged co-operation in
any " movement - looking 'toward the
methods of *JiscTiminatlon alleged to
be in use in connection ' with the oil
Inquiry throughout the United States
of America. A resolution was adopted
extending- to the state legislature a
vote of thanks for an offer of financial
assistance to the Kansas legislature in
the fight. L. K. Davis of Ohio was
elected chairman of the board of trus
Will Start Refinery at Ones
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 25.— Governor
Hoch, State Treasurer Kelly and "War
den Jewett at a conference today de
cided to put the state oil refinery law
In motion immediately.
Pope to Issue Encyclical
ROME, Feb. 25.— The pope this even
ing or tomorrow will Issue an encycli
cal to the Catholic bishops of the whole
world, urging, them to safeguard their
rights, which, the pontiff says, have
been encroached on. by prelates of
lower. ranks in that, which regards the
prerogatives and honors belonging only
tv tha Uigufty ot.blehopav
HUMANITY REVIVES; RUSSIANS SUCCOR WOUNDED FOES
SWEPT BY FIRE
LOSSES ESTIMATED AT ABOVE
Blocks of Business House* and Fash.
\ ionable Hotels Destroyed and
. \Three Persons. Known to (
By Associated Press.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Fb. 25.— Fire
swept the southern portion of this
city early today, causing losses vari
ously estimated at from $1,000,000 to
$2,000,000 and three deaths. Three
charred corpses were found in . the
ruins, but the identity of the victims
has not been established. ; One of ths
bodies Is supposed to be that iof | a
female, a guest of the Grand .Central
' The fire started at, 3:30 o'clock • this
morning and In five hours burned over
an area of one square mile. -Block
after block of business houses, hotels
and other buildings were swept away.
The fire swept \ area - includes every
house on' Chapel street, all of -Market
street from Central - avenue west,
Orange street to Grand ! avenue and a
portion of Oak street.
Among the : buildings destroyed are
the Grand Central hotel, the Lee house.
Moody hotel/P lateau hotel,' Col&mbla
hotel, the I , county- "court ■/ house, , jail,
First Methodist church, ' the ' Jewish
synagogue and twenty-five residences
The fire started in the Grand Central
hotel and its origin is uncertain. All
of the guests had : retired for the night
and only the night clerk and watch
man were on duty when ' the [flames
It is estimated that fully 2000 people
have been rendered homeless.
MISS ALICE OXNAFm
DIES FROM PNEUMONIA
Sister of Well Known Sugar King
. Expires After Years of 111
By Associated Press. '
SAN FRANCISCO, « Feb. -25.— Miss
Alice Oxnard died today at her home
In this city. She had been an Invalid
for several years, but the immediate
cause of her death was pneumonia. •■
The deceased was a sister of Henry
T. Oxnard, the capitalist."
Bunkers' Demurrer Overrruled
By Associated Press
SACRAMKNTO. Feb. 25.— Superior
Judge Hart this morning overruled
the demurrer to the indictment filed in
the case of Senator Harry Bunkers,
charged with' bribery. While the" rul
ing applies to the demurrer in Senator
E. J. Emmons* case, Judge Hart said
he would postpone his decision on the
Kniiiunis demurrer for a few days on
account of the critical illness of the
No Change In Emmom' Condition
By amucuuj enu. ,
, SACRAMENTO, , Feb. 25.— There was
no decided change In Senator Kminons"
condition at 3 o'clock this afternoon!
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH j
AT CITY'S GAIN
IMPRESSED WITH LOS AN
- GELES' RAPID STRIDES
President of New iVorki Life Company
Speaks Enthusiastically of the
Future of Metropolis of
John A. McCall, who as president of
the New York Life Insurance com
pany has directed the affairs of. one of
the largest corporations of its kind in
the world, arrived in Los Angeles yes
terday « with his -wife ; and engaged
apartments at the.Van Nuys hotel.
For 'several years past' Mrv McCall
has been In the habit of visiting South
ern 'California ' each ''winter,' ; yet . the
growth- Los-Angeles: has . undergone
was surprising, even to a man who is
used' to seeing big things. "I have
never seen anything like it in my whole
life," ' said ; Mr. McCall at the Van
Nuys - last evening. . "If your - ( city
keeps .up , Its ■ present gait . for a , few
years more It . looks as . though San
Francisco would have- to look to her
laurels -as the largest city on the Pa
cific'coast, i , l;>?\ . :.,
"In;: the east California, especially
Loa Angeles,' ls the most talked of place
in' the 'world," continued Mr. McCall.
"On all sides and from all classes' of
people your state, is looked
upon. as, the modern- Garden of Eden,
and no wonder. '. On our way out here
we .'were delayed many, hours on ac
count of washouts, yet' here everything
was nice and. bright and more than re
compensed us for the trouble we had
In getting here." •
The life career of Mr. McCall Is one
of the most interesting 'of 'any of the
big financiers of the present day. .Born
and reared in Albany,' N. Y., ; he entered
the banking business soon after finish
ing school. • He stayed with : this^ but
a few. years before he turned his at
tention toward life Insurance and after
working along that line' for a time be
came state superintendent of Insurance
for New York^ a position which he held
through l two party administrations.
Previous tohls present^ high position
Mr. : McCall' was comptroller of the
Equitable Life.' Assurance association
and made such an enviable record as
such that the New York company se
cured him to direct Its affairs. Mr.
McCall's salary is one of the largest
paid by any corporation to Its pres
FOUND A SPENDTHRIFT
With Fifteen Thousand Annually He
, , Cannot Support Hla Wlfo
By AacoclaUd Ft***.
CHICAGO, Feb. : 25.— John .R. Cooke.
one of the members .of the Coolia
Brewing company, has been. found to
be a spendthrift by a Jury In the pro
bate court. A conservator will be ap
pointed to take charge of hla eßtate.
It was shown that he had an income
of 115.000 a. year and had spent as much
aa $500 In one night.
lUs wire testified ; that last year she
had' received but |84 from her husband
for the support of berceU and child."- ,
BE STARVED OUT
RAILROAD STRIKES THREATEN
CZAR FEARS DISBANDED ARMY
Advices From Various Railway C*n«
ters Indicate That ths Strikers /
Intend to Paralyze ths '
Bp«clal< Cab!* to The Herald.
LONDON, Feb. 25.— The St. Peters
burg correspondent of the Telegraph
tonight Bays reports of the j emperor's
attitude represent him as grimly de
termined to carry on the war. This
really signifies nothing beyond , the
present hour with a man of his char
acter or lack of character. ,'. ■It Is said
he has been encouraged In this last
view by the provincial administrators
who are oppesed to peace, fearing that
the troops on their return would rein
force the proletariat. It is even argued
that it Is safer to. let the Japanese kill
or capture them than to risk their pres
ence In Russia. The czar's latest atti
tude is of course a direct incitement to
fresh assassination rind. other forms. of
violence. .'-.'.' ■ ;
In regard to peace prospects Europ
ean opinion, official and unofficial,
finds itself driven to the belief 'that
still another blow of some nature^will
be necessary to force the purblind Rus
sian government to realize, the'des
perate situation which - confronts -It.
The most imminent danger is the. rail
road strike which will soon cut) Ma
nchuria off from all supplies, if it 'has
not already done so. ' . .. -'. •
Irkutsk is the critical . point : at the
present moment. All the railroad men
there quit work - and j marched" to ", the
residence of the governor of Yenisei
province, which they found surrounded
by troops. The governor -eventually
received the. deputation 'from '•■ the
strikers' and promised a reply, to their
demands, which Included • political
rights. '. "■ ' ': " -" ? '-' '"■'■'' '.] ':■'■
Advices from other j points - indicate
that the railvay, movement is -national.
The men at all the railway centers s.r*
determined toVpa'ralyze the government
aria this alone- will soon suffice to com
pel the authorities to sue 1 for peace i of
to sacrifice Gen. kuropatkln's army. S
SLAV CAVALRY. ROUTED
Impending, Battle on. the. Hun Reported '
at New Chwang •, ,' '■■'•■_.
By Associated Pre**. ■ ' ;-. ' ' ■ . ' ,
NEW CHWANG, Feb. 25, \ via j Tien
Tsin.— lt Is j announced . that a- cavalry B
detachment of three hundred ' Russians r
was routed at Liuchlawopu. ; l fourteen "
miles southwest of Hisinmlngtun on
the evening of February, 23. The Rus
sians scattered in the ' direction ■ of '
Hslnmtngtun. ■ ' - ■'.;'•'•'. '. '■■
New Chwang is full of rumors of an
impending battle upon the ' Hun . river.
The unusually v-arra weather^wlll prob- V
ably lead to active military/ opera tiams.' 1 '
Scouts report that the Russian raid - 1
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California:: . Cloudy
Sunday; some fog along the coast;
light north winds.'. Maximum tem
perature, in Los Angeles yesterday,
79 degrees; minimum, 66 degrees.
I— Held up by bandits.
2— Race conflicts add to trouble. ./:;,
3— Strohm deposed; Llpps appointed. ■
4-^Took medicine to get evidence.' -0:
s— Paintings on exhibition.' ,' ,v;
6— Week of grand opera ended." > :;
7— Southern California news. •
I.s— Real estate.
6.lo— Classified advertisements. .
DA DT 111' 1
• Statehood bill U paa«ed to confer«Bct. but ill .
■tfftis point to dl«a»reem«nt between th» «»n
au and houss confere**.
Oil men of four «tate» orsuiUe ' to d«f«nd
themielve* agatiut tru*t. . •'•'>'- ', .■
■ Hot Bi>rlng». Arkanwu. vlilted by (lr» which
cause* three deulhs ano>dama«« of over I10&O0O. '
Report of North Bea commtnlon m»de pub
lic, declaring that ' Jtuistan : admiral waa aot
JustlfleU In tiring on trawler*.
Fear* entertained In Hu»*la thit th« r»il- \ • ■ ]
road *trlkra any out Kuropatkln oft from hi*
Bitter race conflict* In the Caucuui add to
the carnival of blood. (
Demurrer of Senator Bunker*.' acouMd of ac
ceptlng bribe.' overruled. - • •> • ■ ■ •
Gay dlvoro* ca*« la lettled. Mr*, flay r«e«lv.
Ing Interlocutory decree. ■••>« ' ';
Condition at Senator . Ejnmona remain* ■ un- t
Doctor* without license are In *orry plight.
-' Casino company threaten* to enjoin \v>-att
Bchool'^'uperlntendent Foahay «ay* "chtl-,
dretr* health la endangered by cook wagon*.
Mayor want* ' property owner* to help bear
expeote of lighting Broadway.
Francisco Bogeroa. > who < wa» convicted of . •
manalaughter by a, , Jury *everal day* a«» in
the auperlor court. • ail ye«t«rd»y uat«nc*4
to mtv* tea yeaia la the pentlentlary. ;■-.