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VOL. XXXII, NO. 193.
BEST OF DUNNE
NAMES INSPECTOR CHICAGO
'f-'-y RAILWAY LINES
UPSETS NEW MAYOR'S PLANS
Makes Appointment Just Before Leav.
ing Office, Which May Seriously
Cripple His Successor's Free*
dom of Action
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, April 11.— Ex-Mayor Har
: rlson executed his last traction coup
Just before leaving office by appoint
. ing Blon J. Arnold, the civil engineer,
to. lnspect the new Chicago passenger
• ..railway. lines which are to be owned by
. : This appointment will prevent Judg«
Dunne from carrying out his own plans
with his own appointees, and former
' Mayor Harrison expects to secure, the
j? honor of having started the first mu
g nlclpnl strejet railway line in Chicago.
Mayor Dunne, when he ' learned of
Harrison's coup, hurriedly called a
meeting for this afternoon of Mr. Arn
old, former Commisloner of Public
. Works Blocki and Comptroller Law
On the day he was sworn to office
Mayor Dunne discovered that the con
;, tract had been entered Into by the
city with Mr. Arnold. Mayor Harrison
and Comptroller . McGann signed this
contract at the last moment, and when
.Judge Dunne protested he found that
it was too late.
"I am very much disappointed at
this action," was the only comment of
. ' the new mayor.
WILL SUE KANSAS FARMERS
Their Organization Declared to Vlo.
s/ . late Antl.Trust Law-
By Associated Press.
Kan., April 11.— Attorney
General Coleman has rendered an opin
ion to the effect that the farmers of the
state are organized in violation of the
anti-trust law. The matter/was start
' pel j by the Kansas Grain Dealers' asso
ciation and the attorney general will be
asked to bring proceedings against the
farmers.- ■ . ■ ';'•'.
'• E. J. Smiley, secretary of the Grain
Dealers' jj association, has been sen
tenced, to serve ninety, days ,in the.
'county'; Jail for violation"' of the anti
trust law. He has applied^ Jlpiv a par
don,.. which 'Is vlgorpusiyy opposed by
the farmers' organizations.!.»;, The agi
tation ' against the fa Vrnprs started ' by
the grain dealers la regarded -as a re
1 TO -ANSWER BRIBERY CHARGE
Expelled Senators Held for Trial on
By Associated Preßs.
SACRAMENTO, April 11.— Judge
Hut* of tho superior court today ren
dered his opinion upon the motions
made by the attorneys of Frank
French, E. J. Emmons and Ell Wright,
alleged boodllng state senators, who
were expelled from the upper house of
the -legislature and who. were Indicted
for bribery . by the grand Jury of Sac
ramento county. '".■.
[ The ■ lawyers made many technical
points, but these were all brushed aside
by trie decision of Judge Hart, and
the* accused men will have to go on
trial in the • superior court of this
county next Saturday. The trial of ex-
Senator Harry Bunkers for bribery has
been set for April 17.
GIVES, BAPTISTS $100,000
John D. Rockefeller Completes Million
\ ■":';* :'.'. Dollar Donation
By Associated Press. HfffSß
NEW YORK, April 11.— Dr. H. B.
Moorehouse, . corresponding., secretary
of 'the American Baptist Home Mis
sionary society in this city, today made
the following announcement :
. '"Mr. John D. Rockefeller * has Just
.' given $100,000 to the American Baptist
Home ■ Missionary society of this city,
Jwhlch makes a total of more than
$1,000,000 that the society has received
•from'? him during the last twenty
Mr. Moorehouse said that this gift
was separate from the two gifts made
"*? by ; Mr. Rockefeller to the American
Baptist Missionary union, recently an
' nounoed in Boston.
INDICTS BTANDARD OIL
FOUR HUNDRED TIMES
By Associated Press
FRANKFORT, Ky., April 11.— About
400 indictments charging the Standard
Oil company with failure to take out
peddlers' licenses, as required by the
Kentucky statutes, were returned by
the Franklin county grand Jury today.
Similar Indictments have been • re
turned recently In' several counties of
the state.. *• ;. -
Tired of Life In San Francisco
>»AN\ FRANCISCO, April 11.— "I am
tired of life, Let the city bury me."
This note./ilgned "Fred Williams" was
found- today on a r table, In a lodging
house in Montgomery street. In the
bed with a tube connected with the gas
Jet in' his mouth, lay the writer of the
note, dead. Beyond the fact that he
told " the landlady , that he was from
Pfttuluma. nothing Is known of htm..
Los Angeles Herald.
EXECUTES COUP, .UPSETTING MAYORS PLANS
EX.MAY&R CARTER H. HARRISON
DISPERSED ATTORNEYS HOLD
USE PLAINEST OF LANGUAGE
Favor Removal of Autocratic Regime.
Will Educate People Politically,
and, if Necessary, Arm
ST. PETERSBURG, April 11.— An-,
other meeting of the Pan-Russian con
gress of attorneys .was held this after
noon and a resolution adopted favoring
the removal of the autocratic regime
and the i proclamation of a democratic
constitution on the basis of universal
suffrage and. a secret ballot. : ..
. It is understood that 'it 'ls 'the Intend
tloh of :tho attorneys to conduct the
propaganda, throughout Russia, .to edu
cate the people politically! and if neces
sary, to arm them for physical resist
ance to . arbitrary j action on the part
of the authorities. . • ■ • . , ■
It is an extraordinary fact that no
arrests have followed these meetings,
at which the words were not minced
and open defiance of the authorities
was 'evident. : i'
Officers in Finland Charged With iVa.
rious Acts of Lawlessness
By Associated Press.
, HELSINGFORS, April 11.— Under di
rection of Senator Akerman, acting
procurator of Finland In succession to
Solsalon Soinen, who was assassinated
February 6th, a strict Investigation is
being conducted into the administra
tion of the police department which is
charged with various acts of lawless
ness. The investigation extends over
events of the past year.
It Is alleged that the police were re
sponsible for masked visitations to
various suspected persons. A number
of persons j have presented charges of
ill treatment, flogging, etc., backed by
physicians' certificates. The police 'are
also charged with padding accounts,
and with inability to cope with robbery
and murder. '•■ iv *'!*■. US'-
The acting procurator is supported
by the diet, which has ordered printed
a. booklet containing the charges of ill
treatment and -malfeasance. The in
vestigation was also Indorsed by a
public meeting at which 10,000 persons
participated and adopted a petition
demanding reorganization of the police.
WOwLD RESTORE BENATE
TO ITS FORMER POSITION
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 11.— Ths
active members ot fhe "ruling senate"
are elaborating a scheme to restore
this ancient body to something- like
Its original position as a law-making
institution and controller of Russian
administration. During the past century
the senate degenerated into the posi
tion of a useless . register of Imperial
decrees and. hud become the refuge of
governors, generalß und civilians of
high rank who had failed elsewhere.
GORKY AND ANDRIEFF
ARE REMOVED TO YALTA
By Associated Press
YALTA. Crimea, . April 11.— Maxim
Gorky, and Leonlda Andrieff, the radi
cal writers who were 'arrested in con
nection with the alleged plan to &«•
tubllsh a provisional government a
place of the autocracy, have arrived
here from Riga. ;••'.;
Clerk Pleads Guilty
liy AMOcUted Frw
BAN FKANCISCO, April 11.— After a
flight to Mexico and a legal struggle to
escape extradition, Abe Schwartz, clerk
of : the ' Phoenix '< Loan association, ac
cused of being a defaulter, ■ pleaded
guilty today In Judge Dunne's court to
three charges of grand larceny. ■•
LOS ANGELES, CAL, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 12, 1905.
IN HIS DESPAIR
MACHINIST COMMITS SUICIDE
AT SAN BERNARDINO -
HAD BEEN ON LONG STRIKE
Refuses^ to Kiss His Children Good,
by. to School, and Almost Im.
mediately Afterward Shoots
_ • Himself.
Special to' The Herald.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., April 11.
—Despondent and ' down - hearted over
being out of work, V. S.Dooley today
refused to kiss his two little children
good-by -as - they ■ started • for school
and a few minutes later : was found
by his wife In a back room with blood
pouring i from- a ( bullet • wound lln his
head, his hand still grasping the pistol.
Doojey came here a little more than
a. yea"; ago from "Walla 'Walla, , Wash
ington. Hs .was a Santa Fe striking
machinist and has been, conducting a
lodging house since the strike came on,
but, being a : union man, -refused to
lodge the | non-union strike breakers
and therefore found business dull.
He had recently talked of suicide and
a few days ago wrote some despondent
poetry on the discouragements he had
met. Just ' before the shooting Mrs.
Dooley had taken her husband to task
for remaining out all night. He left
the room and fired the fatal bullet.
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PROSTRATED AS RESULT.
OF POLICE TREATMENT
Mrs. Rosa Tortuduci Is Almost Driven
Insane 'and' Her Condition Is
By Associated Preas.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 11.— As a re
sult of, the torture to which s,he was
subjected yesterday, Mrs. Rosa Tor
tuduci, wife of the suspected murderer
of Biaggio Vilardo, is mentally and
physically prostrated and Is under the
care of a physician. :
Irt an attempt to force a confession
from her she was temporarily deprived
of her infant and thrust into the au
topsy room 'at the morgue, where lny
the mangled remains of Vilardo. She
refused to look at the body, threw
herself on the floor and became hys
Then the bloodstained cleaver .with
which the crime was committed, and
the bloodstained blanket and shawl in
which the dismembered trunk was
wrapped, were BUddenly produced, with
the result almost of driving the terror
stricken woman Insane. Her condition
today is reported as serious.'.:
No arrests were made today, but the
police are confident that the murderer
will soon be in custody. ■
TWO BROTHERS ARE KILLED
Engine Driver Shoots Men Whom He
Claims Attacked Him
PORTLAND, Ore., April 11.— A
special dispatch to the Oregonlan from
Wallowa, Wash., states that J. H.
Mcßane, an engine driver who lives In
Grand Junction, Colo., has shot and
killed two brothers named Straut' at
West Grossman, a place twenty miles
west of Wallowa. Mcßane was found
guarding the brothers' dead bodies
today by Thomas Hrady, a timber lo
cator, who advised Mcßane to come to
Wallowa and surrender himself to the
authorities. This Mcßane did. «
According to Mcßane's story he re
turned recently from Colorado to visit
his ranch near Wes^t ' Grossman. When
he got there he asserts that he found
that the Strauts had squatted on It.
Mcltane says that he ordered the
Strauts to evacuate and was attacked
by one of the brothers with an ax.
Mcßane shot this man; Straut's
brother at this juncture . commenced
shooting. at Mcßane and Moßane said
he returned the . brother's fire, kllllns
htm also. •.;, •■:,. 1
TOGO OVERTAKES RUSSIAN
FIGHT TO DEATH ENSUES
Russian and Japanese Fleets Are Re-
ported to Be In Combat Off
the Malay Penin
By Alleviate! Preai.
AMSTERDAM, Holland, April 12.—
A' fight Is now In progress near the
Anambas Islands (east of the Malay
peninsula), according to a telegram
from Batavla, Island of Java, to the
Handelsblad (newspaper). .*
The dispatch adds that five Dutch
warships are near the scene of bat.
tie. Details are lacking.
HAS BEEN MADE
CHICAGO STRIKE CONTINUES
GARMENT WORKERS ALARMED
Claim That Manufacturers' Associa
tion Is Conspiring to Re.estab.
llsh Sweatshop Conditions
In Several Cities
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, April 11.— Offering to ar
bitrate everything in connection with
the Montgomery Ward strike, with the
exception of the Garment "Workers'
grievances, a committee of the com
mercial exchange, an organization of
Chicago employers, deadlocked with
representatives of the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor and the Joint Teamsters'
union at the Grand Pacific hotel this
afternoon. .... . ..'..> , ; / ; .."„'. .^«
The Union Labor committee, fresh
from a conference with Mayor Dunne,
set forth emphatically that the team
sters were out in sympathy with the
garment workers only, and that if the
grievances of the garment workers
were not to be considered ■ there was
nothing to arbitrate. ' j. .■.-'.:
It was charged' that the Wholesale
Tailor Manufacturing association has
entered into a conspiracy to bring back
former sweatshop conditions among
the garment workers, and that the
conspiracy has been started in New
York, Rochester and Philadelphia and
was being pushed here in Chicago. An
other conference will be held tomor
row. Neither Bide appears hopeful of
results making for peace. /.'■■•■■■
SOLDIERS WOUND WORKMEN
Populace of Madrid Menaces Spanish
By Associated Preaa.
PARIS, April 11.— Dispatches re
ceived here through official channels
show that the rioting on the Calle San
Bernardo, Madrid, yesterday between
workmen and police was much more
serious than at first reported.
Troops were sent to assist the police,
and the soldiers fired on the workmen,
wounding fifteen men. The rioters
stoned windows and otherwise did
much damage. The affair grew out of
the excitement among the workmen
following the loss of life tn the collapse
of the reservoir Saturday. t
The feeling has i increased until the
populace now Is showing a menacing
attitude against the government. The
latter 'has decided not to declare a
state of siege, but the authorities have
taken urgent measures to suppress any
attempted renewal of the disorders.
'GOODBYE, YOU SUCKERS,'
. /IS ALL THEY WILL GET
Special to Tlis Herald.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 11.—
Patrons of the American Mercan
tile company, a Get-Hich-Qulck
concern in the Hull building,
found the doors locked today, and
the following notice«posted:
"Goodbye, you suckers, good
bye." ,\V:' -
The American Mercantile com
pany Is said to have come here
from St. Joseph, Mo. It wrote
contracts with individuals who
obligated themselves to pay certain '.
sums for eighty weeks, at the end
of which time the money was to"!
be received back with a high rato ;
of interest added.
The company's first contracts
were Just beginning to mature
and their patrons were demanding
their money. It Is estimated that
the "Suckers" number over 2000.
Inquiries have come recently from
San Francisco and Los Angelen
concerning the company.
ON TftlAL IN LAND FRAUDS CASE AT PORTLAND
BENATOR JOHN H. MITCHELL
JOHN H. MITCHELL ON TRIAL
LAND FRAUDS CASE OPENS
Defense Challenges Acts jof i the Late
Federal Grand' Jury, Which. Re.
'.'"■ turned' Four Indict."' J / "'<'''■
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND, ' Ore., April 11.— Judge
Bellinger's court was crowded today
when the time arrived for Senator
John H. Mitchell to plead to the four
indictments found against him by the
late federal grand Jury.
In a plea of .abatement Senator Mit
chell challenges the acts of the late
federal grand Jury by charging speci
fically that Jurors W. E. Robertson and
Carl Phelps,-the original foreman and
secretary respectively, had been legally
excused for the term pending the inves
tigations; that Jurors Frank G. Buffum
and George Peebles had been sworn in
some time after . the grand Jury had
been empanelled; that Juror George
Gustln was not a citizen of the United
States; that Jurors Frank Bolter and
Joseph .Essner were not taxpayers, as
required by law, and that District At
torney Heney was disqualified In many
ways, besides being prejudiced.
Involves Moral Turpitude
• The plea of abatement was based
upon the case wherein Senator Mitchell
is accused of aeeptlng pay through the
law firm of Mitchell & Tanner to ex
pedite the land titles before the land
department at Washington In behalf of
Frederick X, Krlbs. A demurrer was
first filed, after a stipulation between
the government and counsel for the de
fense that the plea tn abatement should
not be waived by the filing of the de
Judge Alfred S. Bennett of The Dal
les, as attorney for Senator Mitchell,
announced that there was a question of
moral turpitude involved In the case
wherein Senator Mitchell is accused of
accepting $2000 from S. A. D. Puter and
therefore he would waive all legal tech
nicalities and be ready to proceed to
trial without delay upon the issues at
Pleads Not Guilty
Judge Bennett entered a plea of not
guilty for the senator in three of the
cases against him— two for conspiracy
and one for accepting money while
holding the position of United States
senator to expedite title before the land
W. W. Stelwer, H. H, Hendrlcks,
Clarence B. Zachary and C. . E. Glass
of the Butte Creek Land, Livestock
and Lumber company, also entered
pleas In abatement. The charge
against them Is conspiracy to "cover"
or fence up the public. domain.
District Attorney Heney 'objected to
the pleas In abatement on the ground
of their being filed too late. Hearing
will be given Friday.
TWO MINERS KILLED
DURING STRIKERS' RIOT
DULUTH, Minn., April 11.— Two min
er*, Ellas It. Atkinson and John Kck
dahl,' were killed and several seriously
Injured by strikers In a riot which oc
curred today at the Hull-Hunt mine at
Illbblng, Minn. The men , were em
ployed, by the Oliver Mining company.
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
VENEZUELA WILL PAY THREE,
NOT SIX, PER CENT
INTERIOR DEBT CANCELED
Creditors Informed That Scrip' Will
Be Replaced by Security Bear.
* • . Ing Only Half Original .-< -
( Interest ■ •'"
By Associated Press.
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacao,
April 3.— President Castro of Vene
zuela has published
an ' edict announc
ing that interest
on the Interior debt
of Venezuela for
seven years has
been canceled, and
that script bearing
Interest at 3 per
cent will be Issued
to replace - the 6
per ceni scripi wulch now represents
Much of the Venezuelan interior debt
of $16,500,000 is held by Frenchmen,
and this edict will doubtless intensify
the stralnej relations between France
and Venezuela resulting from the ac
tion against the French Cable com
STATE DEPARTMENT HAS
RECEIVED CASTRO'S REPLY
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, April 11.— Through
the incoming South American mail the
state department today received from
Minister Bowen a copy of President
Castro's reply to the minister's propo
sition to submit the Issues between
the United States and Venezuela to
It has been decided that there 'is no
urgency al tached to the matter, and
unless something unexpected should
occur In Venezuela the reply will be
allowed to remain for the considera
tion of the cabinet at the conclusion
of President Roosevelt's western trip.
Meanwhile . the state department of
ficials decline to throw any light upon
the character of the language used by
President Castro in his reply.
MAY RESENT CASTRO'B
REPLY TO BOWEN
WASHINGTON, April 11.—Through
out the diplomatic corps keen interest
exists regarding the sensational answer
which President Castro is said to have
made to Minister Bowen'a latest re
quest for arbitration.
Although Venezuelan legation offi
cials cay that the text of the dispatch
was not Included In the mall reaching
the legatioln today it has become noised
amongr the diplomats that the answer
was undiplomatic and almost threaten*
Ing in wording.
Diplomats who have Inquired at th«
state department have been Informed
that ' if the exact text of Castro's'
answer comprises an Insult to the
American minister It wilt not pass un
Bank Officials Indicted
KLYRIA, 0.. April U.-Bd F. Kaneen,
cashier; 11. B. Walker, teller, and Pana
Walker." bookkeeper of the closed Lor -
aln Savings. bank, have been indicted
on the charge of embezzling the funds
of the) Institution.
Earthquakes Kill 0 ver
' Twenty Thousand
Northern Part of British
India Devasted by
Hundreds Are Crushed to
Death by Falling
Fresh Shocks Hourly Felt in
Simla and Punjab District.
Great Volcanic Activi
ty in the Himalayas
> . i . ..
8p«clil to The Herald.
LAHORE, British India, 'April 'ML-*.
In the light of fuller reports from the
districts devastated by earthquake last
week the total loss of life by the con
vulsion is now estimated at over . 20,
000. ') - : J;'t;^
'?■',■ ' ."j AND FAMILY KILLED
Special Cable to Tho Herald.
BOMBAY, April 11.— The News says
that the earthquake destroyed . Fort
Bilboo and that Aylmroola Khan, hla
uncle, five cousins and twenty-eight
others are burled In the ruins.
GREAT HIM VOLCANO »X. "f :
'•'■' V; IN ACTIVE ERUPTION
Special Cable to The Herald.
j CALCUTTA, April 11.— Traders using
the Himalayan-Tibet road ! assert j that
the mountain Great Him in the stato
of Bahshaba on the ' Tibetan frontier
Is on fire and belching smoke. . ■
••Fresh earthquake shocks | hav* : heen >^
felt at Simla. Th's . corroborates the "'
belief that there is tremendous vol-'
canic activity In central Asia.
STONE BARRACKS CRUSH
FOUR HUNDRED SOLDIERS
By Associated Press.
LAHORE, Punjab, India, April 11.—
Commissioner Jullundur reports that aa
a result of his investigations he esti
mates the fatalities resulting from the
recent earthquakes in the Kangra dis
trict at 10,000 and In the Falampur dis
trict at 3,000. The total number of per
sons killed at Dharmsala was 424 be
sides the 400 Gurkhas who were crushed
to death by the falling of the ' stone
THE DAY'S NEWS
-Southern California: Showers
Wednesday, with snow In .the
mountains; fresh south winds.
Maximum temperature In Los An.
geles yesterday, 66 degrees; mini,
mum, 50 degrees.
I—Temblors1 — Temblors decimate India.
2 — Roosevelt assumes blame, ' '; .
3 — Discuss harbor lines.
4— New Judges approved. /
s— Southern California newt
7 — Policeman has 2O.year record .
B.9— Classified advertisements. -
12 — New law will crowd schools. ■ ,
President noosovelt enjoy* excellent . dtyt
liuuiiiiK In Oklahoma. ■■:; • - . -
No eettloment reached In Chicago strike.
lif tiiiiiK Mayor Hariimm appoint* ofttottl
to begin liupcotlon of proposed municipal line*.
Disarrange! Punae'a plant. , , .
Twenty thousands peraoni killed -by earth
quake! tn northern India.
ttoldten lire on workmen. at Madrid. iUny
Japanese endeavorlnr to capture- Vladivostok
before arrival of Ruaslan fleet.
Expelled aenators held to anawer to brlb«ry
lndlclmenta. ■ . •
Senator John 11. Mitchell on trial at Portland
In land fraud caie.
Loi Angelea expert declarea Ooldßeld mlnlnf
camp one of rlcheat In the world.
New child labor law expected to retjilt In '
crowding school!. • ' ' •
Judicial appointment* made by Governor
Parties meet with the ' general approval of
bench and bar.
Attorney! In Ilaya cue : enter . Into bitter,
contest on technicalities. ■ > >* • ,' v'
Bait Lake director! ■ hold meeting;.
omcer Theodore Woman to • celebrate twen
tieth anniversary of Ills appointment on the:
police force. ■ - - ' 1 • •• -i ...
Kai b*r frighten* reildenu ■of • South ; San
Pedro itreet oy brandishing; revolver. ■
I'ubllo ht-arlnr 00 harbor Una plani. ■■■• ■■.■■
Minting syalem . planned for , Hill street.
Restaurant liquor licensee In ' demand. :
Civil service commission adopts important
ruling. '/«.iL*<i»*e%i"si»*" Il''I I *<**»' f«mnini**%m&i
Sisters ef the Oood Shepherd soon to have
new building . ■