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PRINCE OF WALES
IS OPERATED ON
PHYSICIANS SAY CONDITION IS
g ? H SATISFACTORY
Will fit Confined to His Room Only a
Few Dayt— Tha Troubl* It ,
Said Not to Be
. Serloui ,
By Associated Fr«M
LONDON, April 3.— The Prince of
Wales underwent an operation today
nt Marlborough house, the nature of
which was not divulged In the official
statement subsequently Issued. Thfl
public was assured that nothting seri
ous was the matter by Sir Francis
H. Laklng and Sir Frederick Treves,
the court physicians, whose signature*
are attached to the statement, as fol
"Owing to a slight operation this
morning, the prince will be confined to
his room for a few days. As his con
dition gives rise to n6 uneasiness, no
bulletins will be issued."
FEAR HARM TO
(Continued, from Fa«r« On*,)
but 1 am going to take one In the
open, under God's blue heaven," said
President Roosevelt today, standing en
the platform by his special train at
the Pennsylvania station, and con
versing with Congressman Olmstead,
United States Attorney McCarroll and
United States Marshal Leonard, in the
presence of a great crowd that gath
ered at the station to meet him. It was
suggested to the president that things
would go along In a smooth manner,
even If he were absent.
"Oh, things will be all right," he
said. "I have left Taft sitting on the
lid keeping down that San Domingo
Later he said: "I am going to have
an outing. I am going to get away
where I won't even .think of a fourth
-When the train came In the crowJ
was in the station balcony and gave th?
president a cheer as the train stopped.
He stood on the rear platform waving
his hand to the crowd and fairly beam
ing with good nature. When the train
stopped the president stepped from the
platform with the remark to a secret
service officer: "Pass right along now.
and If this crowd Isn't too big I'll shake
hands with all of you."
At > this there was a rush to shake
Hands with him. When some little
girls Were handed up to him he 'said:
"God bless the children," and then,
turning to Congressman Olmstead, lie
said: "You know, I believe in the-se
To one old soldier with a button in
his coat the president said: "How ara
It was 1:07 as the train moved off.
One man proposed three cheers for
"Teddy," which were given with a will,
and the president laughed heartily at
the fumillarlty. His last remark as the
train got up speed was a hearty "So
long, boys; good by."
HAYS TRIAL DELAYED
' BY SUDDEN DEATH
Defendant's Father-in. Law Passes
Away in the East — Trial
The humanitarian side of the law
vtka invoked yesterday in behalf of H.
T. ("Tom") Hays, who is being tried
in the United States district court on
the charge of having wrecked the Or
ange Growers' National bank of River
side, and as the result of a conference
between the contesting attorneys the
trial will not proceed today, as was
AVord was received in Los Angeles
that Mrs.- Hays' ' father had passed
away in the erist, and In order to make
arrangements to send his wife to at
tend the funeral the former Riverside
cashier asked for a postponement of
.The contesting attorneys met In
Judge Wellborn's chambers in the
Tajo building yesterday morning and
an adjournment until tomorrow was
JOHNSON IS FIRM
Declines to Retract Charges Against
Cleveland City Council
CLEVELAND, April S.— Mayor John- (
son refused to comply . with the city'
council resolution of last Monday night
that he either apologize to the mem
bers of that body whom he accused of
accepting bribes directly or indirectly,
oi take the charges into court. The
mayor said that he would not do either
and asserted that he still believed that
"certain interests had more influence
with the votes of certain members of
the council than the interests of 40,000
Manager for M off at Road
DENVER, April (.—Announcement
was made today that William A. Duel,
superintendent of the Union Pacific
railroad, with headquarters at Omaha,
hud been appointed general manager
of the Denver, Northwestern and Pa-
clflo railroad (the Moftat road), and
\v9uld enter upon his new duties on
May 1. Mr. Duel also becomes general
manager of the Colorado-Utah Con-
structlon company, which has the con
<nutt for cojaatrucUnjc the Multat rottd.l
PRINCE OF WALES
ANDREW D. WHITE
HIS CLOSE CALL
EX-AMBASSADOR MEETS WITH
Broken Window In Pullman Car Just
Misses Cutting Off His Head
and Wounds Him
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, April 3.— Andrew D.
White, former president of Cornell uni
versity and ex-ambasador to Germany,
has had a narrow escape from death
while returning to this city from New
Haven. He was severely cut by glass
from a broken window and only es
caped by the narrowest margin from
losing the top of . his head. The silk
hat which he wore was cut across as
if by a knife scarcely more than one
eighth of an inch from the top of his
Mr. White had a seat in a Pullman,
two cars back from the engine. Near
him sat a woman and a child. The
train was running at a high rate of
speed near Rye when It pased a freight
train going in the opposite direction.
Suddenly there was a crash arid a
shower of glass and bits of wood fell
on Mr. White, who had been reading.
His hands and arms were severely cut,
while a piece of plate glass had cut
his silk hat almost in two.
The former diplomat was dazed by
the suddenneFS of the crash, and Is
still suffering from the shock. The
woman passenger sitting near by was
slightly hurt, and when the train
reached New York she was sent home
In a cab.
Examination of the car showed that
something -had hit the double window
opposite where Mr. White was seat
ed. Glass from that side apparently
had been hurled across the" car with
such force that the window beside the
former diplomat was demolished. The
train was stopped, but no cause for
the accident could be found, nor was
there evidence that anything had been
thrown at the train. Trainmen reached
the conclusion that a car door on the
passing freight caused the accident.
6peclal to The Herald.
PORTLAND, Ore., April 3.—"Every
thing looks good to me," said Frank
Wiggins of Los Angeles, commissioner
to the Lewis-Clark exposition, when
speaking of the fair tonight.
Mr. Wiggins arrived In Portland this
morning and went immediately to the
fair grounds. "Everything is much
nearer completion than ' I expected,"
said Mr. Wiggins. "Our state building
will be completed .April 15 and will be
the most imposing one on the grounds.
Five carloads of our exhibits have ar
rived from St. Louis and will !be
placed in the building as soon us com
"We are assured of 2100 feet exhibit
space extra in the agricultural build-
Ing given up _by the Idaho commis
sioners when they decided to . erect a
state building. Here we, will have a
special . display of horticultural and
agricultural products. We will have
a better exhibit In Portland than we
had last year in St. Louis. We expect
to take possession of our stute building
DALLAS ATTORNEY KILLED
Shot by Deputy District Clerk -in a
' Quarrel Over Feet
By Aiiwlattd l'r«a».
i DALLAS. Tex., April 3.— Frank J.
Bell, a prominent attorney of this city
and grand chancellor of the Knights of
Pythias, was shot and killed today by
K. U. Parker, . chief deputy district
The shooting occurred at the district
clerk's office In the court house and was
the result of a previous quarrel over
fees. Parker was taken into custody.
Mayor* Term Will Be Four Years
By Auoclaltd l'rru.
ALUANY. N. V., April 3.— The as
sembly tonight unanimously passed the
bill making the term of office of the
mayor of Ntw York four years iantead
of two. •■;..-., 4 .„ .
LOS ANGELES HERALD !, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 4, igog.
TRY DARING FEAT
WILL LOOP BROOKLYN BRIDGE
Intrepid Sky Chauffeur Intends to
Start for New York Today— The
Undertaking Moat Difficult .
Tried by Aeronauts
Roy Knnbenshue, the famed liky
chauffeur, who startled the world by
the manner in which he handled tho
ulrxhlp California Arrow, not only at
the fnlr In St. Louis, but later In Los
Angeles, Intends to leave for New York
The young navigator of the nlr goea
to the metropolis to attempt a feat
that for daring has never been equaled
In the history of aeronautics. It is
this: To twice loop the Brooklyn
bridge, going under and then back over
and then repeat.
Few realize the hazards taken by
the aeronaut in attempting such a
feat. The Arrow files best at an alti
tude of about 1000 feet. She must be
brought down almost on the level of
the water and driven under the bridge
at full speed. The span Is but 180
feet high, and while this Is enormous
for all ordfnury purposes, it is ex
tremely low as a passage for air
A Difficult Feat
Knabenshue will be forced to drive
his ship under the huge structure at
a high rate of speed and hold her
steady nt the same time, for other
wise It would rise and strike the bridge
with disastrous and perhaps fatal re
Since Knabenshue made his first trip
In Los Angeles with the Arrow the
people have felt a personal Interest In
the young aeronaut, an Interest which
his cool daring and ever-present mod
esty served to increase.
His friends will be glad to know,
however, that he intends to visit Los
Angeles' again next winter, and he
hints that he may build here at that
time an airship after his own ideas,
for which he Is now gathering data,
and Which he thinks will be a world
beater. There should be no one bettev
able to Judge of the merits of an air
ship and the methods of building them
than he, 'for he has had more experi
ence in the handling of aerial vessels
than probably anyone else In this coun
A Successful Aeronaut
Knabenshue's recent ascensions In
the Midget have been wonderful dem
onstrations In aeronautic science, aii'l
much valuable data has been gathered.
There yrc few men who would willing
ly embark In the nlr and sail at such
altitudes as to be out of sight of thu
earth in a balloon which appears to be
a mere toy. But because such a bal
loon was, the best for the purpose Kna
bonshue used It, and said nothing of
the great danger, if he thought of It.
He has made a study of aeronautics
all his life, despite many obstacles,
and had reached the point last summer
when he was engaged to handle the
Arrow that he was capable of handling
the sky yacht perfectly. He knows
how to handle a balloon or airship In
the air, and believes that if they are
properly handled the danger from
ordinary accidents is greatly reduced,
so does not let what might happen
worry him, but goes ahead and coolly
sees that It does not happen.
MEXICAN GALLANT IS
STABBED IN THE BACK
Dusky Rivals Resent His Conduct in
Escorting Senoritas to Their
Playing the gallant and accompany
ing a couple of senoritas to their home
proved disastrous to Lulcano Grajada
last night. Grajada, who is a Mexican
laborer, had been to a dance with a pair
of his countrywomen, and was escort-
Ing them to the paternal mansion, on
Castelar street, about 13 o'clock, when
a pair of dusky Beau Brummels, who
resented his intrusion into what they
fancied as their own domain, stopped
him and stabbad him In the back.
The wound, although ugly looking
and painful, was In no wise fatal, and
Grajada betook himself to the police
station, where the receiving hospital
doctor dressed the cut and made him
easy for the night. Dr. Freedman
found it necessary to take half a dozen
stitches in the wound before It could
Grajada knows his assailants by
sight and was able to give the police a
good description of them. A John Doe
warrant win be Issued this morning,
and the authorltiea anticipate no dif
ficulty In making an arrest.
INFANT SUES RAILROAD
FOR $15,000 DAMAGES
Twenty-Months.Old Child Alleges
Negligence on Part of the
George E. Abbott, a 20-months-old In
fant, filed suit yesterday in the superior
court against the Lob Angeles Pacific
Railroad company for damages in the
sum of $IS,OOO for injuries alleged tc
have been sustained as a result of
negligence on the part of the agents of
the defendant company.
The complaint says that December 1
last a cur belonging to the defendant
company was so negligently and care
lessly propelled along Sixteenth street,
at a point between Normandle street
and Roosevelt avenue, as to run against
plaintiff, whereby the child was so in
jured that it became necessary to am
putate the infant's left arm and a por
tion of the left shoulder •
(Contlntifit from Pup* one.)
of Engineers, U. B. A.; Benjamin M
These names were announced at the
war department today, and in connec
tion with the announcement Secretary
Taft gave out for publication a state
ment showing' the allotments of sal
aries to the new commissioners, and
his own letter to the president and
one from the latter explaining the plan
of reorganization of the commission,
the reasons therefor and the particular
duties to be nslgned to each commis
sioner. The first rends as follows: ,
"The president has made an order
allowing n unlary of $7500 with travel
ing expenses, to each member of the
commission, and to the chairman of
the commission the additional compen
satloh of $22,500; to the chief engineer
dm iiilitiilminl compensation of $17,500,
nnd to the governor of the canal zone
the additional compensation of $10,000..
The hend of each department Is al
lowed the use of a furnished house on
the Isthmus and his traveling expenses
,when traveling on the business of the
"The total is $102,500. The salaries
and allowances under the former com
mission amounted to $120,000.1 The to
tal compensation of the governor of
the zone and chief engineer are each
"Professor William H. Burr and Wil
liam B. Parsons, civil engineers, will
bo appointed as members o*f the con
sulting board of engineers."
New Commissioners Meet
After their induction into office and
their consultation with Secretary Tuft
the commissioners met in the office of
Governor Magoon and had a brief talk
over the reorganization plan, but they
were necessarily of a premature na
ture because the new commissioners
were unfamiliar by personal experience
with the mechanism the old commis
sion had created. It is said that there
Is no disposition to make sudden
changes In it, though In the end a more
or less complete reorganization Is ex
Under the president's order the actuaj
headquarters of the commission will
be In Panama and there probably will
be a considerable transfer of employes
from Washington to that place, leav
ing here only a sufficient force to carry
on the work of the administrative
branch and to keep the duplicate ac
Chairman Shonts, with Governor Ma
goon and Engineer Wallace, will spend
most of his time In t'jie zone,. but as the
administrative officers are directly !n
Mr. Shonts' charge he will be In Wash
ington more or less. The purchasing
agent of the company will probably be
established in New York.
Navy and Army Appears
Rear Admiral Endlcott and Col.
Ernst are charged with important
duties in connection with the navy and
army. The admiral is chief of the
naval bureau of docks and yards and
Col. Ernst is not only in charge of Im
portant river nnd harbor works In the
neighborhood of Chicago but Is preßl
dent of the Mississippi river commis
sion and a member of the international
deep waterway commission, which Is
to meet during the summer at Toronto.
Their continued presence on the Isth
mus is not necessary and it probably
will be quite (sufficient if they are only
long enough to attend the regular meet-
Ing at, Panama. This will enable Ad
miral Endlcott to meet the president's
wishes and t contlnue at the head of the
bureau of yards and docks.
Colonel Ernst will be relieved of the
river and harbor work In the Chicago
division by Colonel Wukkuan H. Blxby,
corps Of engineers, now on sick leave.
Engineer Wallace, who Is now on his
way from Panama, will be here
Wednesday or Thursday.
Colonel Ernst will continue to act as
the president of the Mississippi river
commission and member of the inter
national deep water commission.
Will Live on Isthmus
Governor Magoon will be required to
reside permanently on the Isthmus,
and has resigned his present position
as law officer of the bureau of Insular
affairs. It Is the present intention to
refrain from filling the vacancy thus
created. The insular bureau, like the
other bureaus of the war department,
will call on the Judge advocate gen
eral's office for any necessary legal
Later in the day the new body met
at the 'office of the commission and
perfected its organization. The first
action taken was the appointment of
an executive committee, composed of
Chairman Shonts, Governor Magoon
and Chief Engineer Wallace.
The question of the disposition of the
minor officials and the clerical force
was left open.
Mr. Shonts left here tonght for a
brief visit to the west, to finish up
some private matters demanding his
ELECTION AT ST. LOUIS
Mayoralty Contest and Bond Issue
Generate Bitter Fight
By Auoclated I'reaa.
ST. LOUIS, April 3.— The mayoralty
election tomorrow will be the climax
of the most stubbornly fought contest
In recent years. The Democrats have
renomlnated Mayor Wells, the Hepub-
Ucan standard beurer Is John A. Tally,
and the other two tickets are headed
by Lee Merrlwether, Independent Pub
lic Ownership, and William Brandt,
In addition to the full city ticket the
people will be called upon to decide
whether the city ehall issue $9,000,000
worth of bonds to be used for public
Everything you wain you will find In
the classified page, a inuUeru encyclo
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FLEET ON WAY
RUSSIAN ADMIRAL RECEIVED
Rojestvensky 80 Writes His Wife,
and St. Petersburg Authorities
Report That No Counter
mand Was Sent
By AnnnrlitlKil Pr«*,
ST. PETERSBURG, April 4.— A let
ter from Vice Admiral Rojestvensky to
his wife, which has Just been received
here, Indicates that the departure of the
second Pacific squadron from Mada
gascar waters Is final and that It is now
on the way to Vladivostok. In tho let
ter the admiral writes that the sailing
of the squadron had been fixed for
March 12, but naturally he avoided
mention of the route which It was In
tended to follow on the voyage.east
The admiralty yesterday admitted
knowledge of this determination and
stated that no contrary orders had been
sent. It Is understood that a ren
dezvous with Vice Admiral Nebogat
oft's division of the Baltic squadron is
MORE FIGHTING EXPECTED
Japanese Reported as Pressing Open
Alliance Upon Chinese
By Aanoclntrri Press.
GUNSHU PASS, April 3.— A renewal
of fighting Is expected shortly. The
concentration of the Russian army is
complete with Its advance lines south
of the station of Slplnghai, seventy
four miles north of Tie pass. The
Japanese are screening their move
ments well by means of cavalry and it
Is difficult to locate the bulk of their
army. A heavy movement seems to be
In progress on the Russian flanks. The
railroad station at Changtufu, forty to
fifty 1 miles above Tie pass, Is occupied
by Japanese artillery, but so far as
ascertained It does not cover a large
body of troops.
A two-wheeled cart of the Russo-
Chlnese bank, containing more than
$2,500,000, which was lost during the
retreat from Mukden, has been found,
but the cash chest of the Ninth regi
ment of artillery Is still undiscovered
A movemrnt of Chinese bandits; led
by Japanese officers, through Mongolia
in the direction of Tsltsihar, 300 miles
west of Harbin, has been reported, nnd
pressure is being brought by the Jap
anese In China for an open alliance
with Japan. Yuan Shi Kla, governor
of Pechill province, and Gen. Ma, com
mander of the Chinese forcas on th<?
frontier, are said to be at the head of
Drove Russians Back
B/ Associated Press.
TOKIO, April 4— The following has
been received from the Manchurlan
army headquarters: "On Sunday a
portion of the force occupying Kal
yuan drove north the enemy, holding
Aishenkao, twenty-six miles northeast
of Katyuan. There was no change at
other positions up to 5 o'clock Satur
"One hundred Russian sanitary
corps men have been delivered to the
Russian army. They highly appreciate
Suffering Among the Chinese .
By Associated Press
GENERAL OKU'S HEADQUAR
TERS IN THE FIELD, April 3, Via
Fusan. — There is much suffering
among the Chinese in the vicinity of
Mukden. Scores of villages were de
stroyed In the recent fighting and one
hundred thousand people are homeless
and destitute. The Chinese govern
ment is now feeding and housing sixty
thousand refugees at Mukden and also
furnishing seed grain. There Is but
little prospect for good crops this sea
son owing to a lack of farm animals
The Japanese are employing thous
ands of Chinese and paying them lib
By Associated rrcas.
CHICAGO, April 3.— The municipal
election to be held hero tomorow will
In a large measure decide the street
railway question which for the past
few years has been the issue in all
Street railway franchises estimated
to be worth $200,000,000 are at stake.
The question this year has simmered
dawn to immediate municipal owner
ship under Judge Edward F. Dunne,
the Democratic candidate, or a tenta
tive arrangement with the traction
companies providing for ultimate
municipal ownership under John M.
Harlan, the Republican nominee.
There are a number of other impor
tant Issues to be decided, but all have
been lost sight of owing to the Interest
that has been wrought In the main
issue. Both Harlan and Judge Dunne
have made a strenuous compalgn of
the city and tonight declare their con
fidence in being eleoted at the polls
New Position for Gruniky
WASHINGTON, April 8. —O. 13.
(iiunsky, who last .Saturday tendered
hi* resignation ai one of the Istlunlun
commissioners, has been uppolnted a
consulting engineer In the reclumatlon
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By Associated Press.
WARSAW, April 3, 10:44 p. m.—ln
creasing unrest in labor circles is no
table and well informed men are of the
opinion that another general strike is
imminent. A large manufacturer in v
neighboring town refused a big con
tract last week because, after confer
ring with the leaders among his work
men, he was convinced that all his
employes would walk out within a
month In spite of the manufacturers'
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ridges throughout the whole territory
under his administration. All arms
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Attacks on policemen are becoming
more frequent. Two officers were
wounded tonight, one of them being
shot and another stabbed. Their as
Military Service Law Repealed
By Associated Fr«M.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 3.— An im
perial manifesto was published in the
Finland Gazette today, directing thnt,
In compliance with the request of tho
Finnish estates, the military service
law for Finland, Issued in July, 1901,
be temporarily repealed pending legis
lative settlement of the question.
The Gazette announces by Imperial
decree of March 29 the temporary deci
sions regarding the dismissal of Fin
nish Judges are repealed.
Want Church Council Called
By Auoclated Prew.
ST. PETKRBBURO, April B.— The
holy synod has yielded to the request
presented at the recent meeting of the
three metropulltaiM) and a number of
blshups that the enuieh request the
eniperor to summon in the spring, from
all Russia, "a council of ; the church,"
for the purpose of revising the manage
ment of the church and restoring the
patriarchate of Russia.
Senator Sabler, the aide of Procura
tor General . Pobedonostzeff, declares
that the procurator general Is also con*
Vinced of the necessity for greater
freedom of the church, and says he
will not oppose the proposed change. • j
PRESIDENT CASTRO SAYS
HE IS WELL SATISFIED
Declares He Is Sure There Will Be
No Trouble With United
;-■;>' ■. States
CARACAS, April 3.— President Cas
tro said today that he Is well satisfied
with the turn of American-Venezuelan
affairs and feels sure there), will be no
difficulty between the tw6 nations as
the American government and people
are beginning to understand the true
The president pointed out that the
court's decision In the case of. the
French cable company has now been
published and for the information of
the world and similarly that the pend
ing asphalt cases would be allowed. to
.take their course in the local courts.
The president added that Venezuela
welcomed American capital, and while
his government insists on foreigners
living up to their contracts it will also
prove that the Venezuelan courts will
assure guarantees to legitimate for
The president further confirmed, the
cabled announcement that arrange
ments had been completed for con
version of Venezuela's external ,' debt,
and said arrangements also had been
made for the conversion of the Inter
nal debt. -\
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