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VOL. XXXII, NO. 203.
SALT LAKE ROAD
TO OPEN MAY 1
OFFICIALS TO START FOR LOS
NO SPECIAL PROGRAM NAMED
Formal Opening of the New Line Will
Be Ushered In Without Flara
of Trumpets and Custom
. ary Festivities
"The official opening of the San
Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake road
will* take place Monday, May 1, pro
vided nothing unforseen occurs."
Such Is the statement given out yes
terday by Walter H. Comstock, one of
the directors of the road.
There will be no flare of trumpets or
festivities of any kind. They may come
later In the season when the Salt Lake
management has its traffic department
well In hand, but not at this time.
All who ride will pay their fare. Los
Angeles celebrities will not be asked to
make the occasion memorable by their
presence, nor will the municipal author
ities be asked to co-operate.
When the first regular train leaves
the Salt Lake station Monday night at
7:15 o'clock bound for Salt Lake City
there will be no more excitement than
If the train was to stop at Its usual
terminal In place of running through
to Salt Lake and making history for
Itself and the man at the engine's
throttle. i '■}■/■■ ■
Senator Due In Salt Lake
Senator \V. A. Clark was due to ar
rive in Salt Lake City yesterday. W.
D. Cornish of New York, W. H. Ban
croft, vice president and general man
ager of the Oregon Short Line; ex-Sen
ator Thomas Kearns of Salt Lake and
J. Ross Clark of Los Angeles, directors
of tb» new road, were assembled In
Salt Lake before Mr. Clark was sche
duled to arrive there, and the final
action of the directorate previous to
the road's opening may take place In
that city instead of Los Angeles. ■
To give color to this supposition J. O.
Stubbs, traffic director of the Harrlman
lines, left San Francisco for Salt Lake
last Wednesday. He had made arrange
ments to come to Los Angeles, but at
the last moment officials here were
notified that he had changed his plans
'and would go eastfey way of.Salt Tjekei
. There are a number of Important
questions to come before the directors
at this meeting, o"ne of which Is tho
awarding of a contract to take care of
the express business. 'The Wells Fargj
people are said to be the favored ones.
This morning the party of prominent
officials of the new Clark-Harrlman
road are expected to start on their way
to Los Angeles. Haste will not be an
object, as the officials will wend their
way over the mountains and the deserts
which the road traverses, inspecting Its
needs and Its possible resources. They
will arrive In Los Angeles some time
Sunday night or Monday morning.
BREWERS OF ST.
WANT SUNDAY PAPERS AND
PLAN GENERAL REST CURE
Makers .of Beer Declare That the Law
Does Not Discriminate and That
Other Merchants Should Be
Treated as Themselves
Special to The Herald.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 21.— The brew
ers will make an attempt to enforce the
Sunday closing law to the last ex
tremity and St. Louis will be given a
rest cure once in every seven days tf
the plan succeeds. The heads of all
breweries in St. Louis In conference
agreed to submit to the closing order
and shut down absolutely, but in so
doing they will insist that the law be
enforced to the letttr anc that no dis
crimination be made.
They advocate the stopping of the
street cars on Sunday, the abolition of
Sunday newspapers, the closing up of
all news and cigar stands and the pro
hibition of drug stores to sell anything
To this end the breweries resolved to
comply with the Sunday closing and to
go before the police board excise com
missioner and council of St. Louis and
demand that all violation of the law be
stopped tho same as the saloons have
already been treated. They hold thnt
the law does not discriminate and does
not particularly specify dram shops nor
any other places of business.
NEW POBTMABTER AT
By AKOCIatM l'rma.
WASHINGTON, April 21.— Angus J.
Drynan was today appointed poutmag
•«r at Redding, Cal.
Los Angeles Herald.
HUSBAND NEED NOT TESTIFY AGAINST WIFE
MRS. HERMAN OELRICHS
AUSTRIAN NOBLEWOMAN ENDS
- LIFE AT MILAN
TRAGEDY IN THE CATHEDRAL
Viscountess of Trent Shoots Herself
When Fifteen Thousand Catholic
Worshipers Are Kneeling
By Associated Fres».
• MILAN. April 22.— 1n the midst of a
groat, .•■ throng: attending •'■ GOO.X \. PrHay
services In the famous cathedral
the Marchioness Maria j Fallavlcini,
viscountess of Trent, Austria, has com
mitted suicide by shooting.
The circumstances were so intensely
dramatic and extraordinary as to be
The suicide of the marchioness oc
curred at the moment of the most in
tense religious concentration in the
great cathedral, where were gathered
15,000 Catholic worshipers. The con
gregation was kneeling when a shot
An Austrian priest hurried to the side
of the countess and found her dying
■with a wound In her forehead. Her
death occurred a few moments later,
while she was on the way to a hospital.
The marchionese was renowned
throughout Italy for her great beauty.
She was not yet 30 years of age. Do
mestic unhapplness, following separa
tion from her husband, Is supposed to
have been the cause of her suicide.
The Good Friday services in the
Duomo are renowned throughout the
world and are second only to those of
Rome. The church was filled and great
crowds were gathered in front of the
building, and even standing upon the
pedestal of the statue of Victor
Emanuel in the plaza before the caths
The interior of the great edifice was
draped throughout in black. The altar
wus stripped and the church was al
most in darkness.
Fires Shot at Impressive Moment
The procession of the stations off the
cross had ended and thousands in the
cathedral knelt In silence nbout the
crucifix. There was no sound through
out the great church except . the
breathing: of the congregation. At this
moment of intense concentration the
shot was heard near 4he tomb of St.
Charles Borromeo in front of the
The tense silence was shattered like
a broken glass. Thousands of women
rose to their feet panlcstrlcken by: the
scream which followed tho shot. Only
those clustered near the tomb could
realize what had happened. ! On the
beautiful prie-dleu, on which she had
been kneeling at prayer, lay the mar
chioness, blood streaming from the
wound In her. forehead, while the wo
men near her screamed and frantical
ly sought to get away from the.Bpot.
From the altar a priest forced his
way to her Bide and remained kneel
ing, administering: the last riteß of the
Other church officials hurried about
through the cathedral urging the
throng to leave until the building had
been cleared bo that it could be con
An ambulance was called and the
marchioness was hurried to a hospital
but died on the way.
The cathedral was solemnly reconse
crated before the commencement of the
LOS ANGELES, CAL, SATURDAY, MORNING, APRIL 22, 1905.
SENATOR PLATT OF
SEVERE COLD FOLLOWED BY
AN ABSCESS : .
END COMES AT SUMMER HOME
Funeral, to Be Held Next Tuesday,
_ When Both Houses of Congress
Will Be Repre.
By Associated Presii.
. .WASHINGTON,; Conn... -April , It—
TJnitPd dtates Senator Orville Hitch
cock Platt of Connecticut, died at his
summer home In this, his native town,
at 8:53 tonight The end came almost
unexpectedly, the immediate cause
being the breaking of the abscess which
had formed In the right lung and which
produced strangulation. In the room
at the time were Mrs. Platt and ' the
SENATOR ORVILLEH. PLATT;
senator's only son,' 1 Judge James P.
Platt of the United States circuit court.
The funeral will probably be, held
next Tuesday, with services In the
Congregational church. Both houses
of congress will- be represented.
Senator Platt contracted a severe
cold ' while the : Sw'ayne impeachment
trial at the national capital was In
progress before the senate. He had
not fully recovered from It at the time
of Senator Hawley's ' funeral. • jHe
stood In the railway station at: Har
tford for some time awaiting the arrival
of 'the train on which General Haw
ley's body was brought from Washing
ton. ' During the wait he complained of
a slight chill, In consequence of which,
after: the exercises • at I'the1 ' the capltol, • he
returned directly to his country. home
In Washington.' ■ . 1 :.i : • ■
On Friday, March 31,- the .senator
was taken with ' the 'Illness which
proved fatal. . ' .','..
J. WANAMAKER'S BROTHER
MARRIES YOUNG WOMAN
Groom Is Seventy .Years Old and the
Bride but Twenty.
By Annotated Pr»»«.
PHILADELPHIA, April 21.— William
11. Wanamaker, a leading rlothing
merchant of this city, a widower, aged
70, is to be married to Mlsb Mabel Wal
ton of North Adams, Mass., aged 25.
Mr. Wanamaker Is a brother of John
WANTS $26,000 FROM HER AND
CLAIMS BREACH OF CONTRACT
Judge Rules That Husband Is Ab.
solved Under the Law From
Hy Agnoclntml Prum.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 21.— Circuit
Judge Hebbard decided today thnt
Herman Oelrlchß Is nbsolved under the
law from testifying against his wife,
Theresa A. Oelrlchs, In the suit Insti
tuted ngalnßt her and Virginia Vander
bllt by John A. Seymour, former cap
tain of detectives, to recover $26,000
for breach of contract.
Seymour alleges thnt he was em
ployed by the late Charles A. Fair,
Mrs. Oelrlchs and Mrs. Vanderbllt as
Bgent of their estate in this city at a
salary of $350 a month for a period of
ten years. After the death of Charles
Fair, however, he was dismissed from
his position, but alleges that there Is
due and unpaid him under his con
tract the sum sued for.
DOUBTS NEUTRALITY HAVING
NOT ALARMED AT PROTESTS
Officials Will Neither Deny Nor Af.
firm the Report That Rojest.
vensky Has Left Kam
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 21.— The
latest "word of Admiral *.RoJestvensky
was ' the" dispatch from the agent ■of
the finance ministry at Shanghai, say-
Ing the squadron had passed through
the Straits of Formosa, but the author
ity given by the agent for his state
ment is considered doubtful. The ad
miralty professes a good deal of skep
ticism In regard to all dispatches from
the far east reporting the location of
Russian vessels, pointing out that false
newa Is likely to be set afloat deliber
ately. The officials here neither deny
nor affirm the report that Rojestven
eky is still at Kamranh bay.
The foreign office displays no anxiety
as a result of the protests made by
Japan over the alleged violation of
French neutrality, expressing confi
dence that when all the facts are known
It will be found that the Russians did
not violate the neutrality of France.
Serious complications are not antici
The reiteration of the story that the
Russian protected cruiser Askold, In
terned at Shanghai, Is taking on coal
and preparing to slip out is again de
Nothing has been heard of the fourth
division of the Russian squadron, com
manded by Admiral Nebogatoff. Most
of the naval men express the opinion
that Rojestvensky will not await a
Juncture with Nebogatoff, but will al
low this weaker division to train behind
RUSSIANS FAILED TO
DISARM THE DIANA
SAIGON, French Cochin-China, April
21. — Orders hnve been given for the dis
armament of the Russian cruiser
Diana, which took refuge under one of
the coast forts In August, 1304. She has
undergone important repnlrs to essen
tial portions of her machinery, which
now will be handed over to the French
Dispatches under date of September
6, 1904, stated that the French minister
at Tokio had Informed the Japanese
government that the .Russian cruiser
Diana, which sought refuge at Saigon
on August 10, would disarm. It ap
pears from the foregoing dispatch
from Saigon that the disarmament of
the Diana was not effective at the
time previously Indicated.
JAPANESE PRESS URGED
TO EXERCISE PATIENCE
TOKIO, April 21.— The government
continues silent In regard to the Kam
ranh bay incident. It is understood,
however, that the diplomatic corres
pondence on the subject is not con
cluded, and it is expected that France
will make a formal Investigation of
the situation at the port of Kamranh.
In the meantime political leaders
are counselling tho Japanese press to
übo Kreater moderation an<t to calmly
await the outcome of present negotia
The assertion of the Paris press that
proof U lacking that the presence of
the Russian Baltic squadron in Kam
i-unh bay is In violation of neutrality
is sharply contradicted, the Japanese
assert, by conclusive evidence. .•"'.
AMERICAN WILL REBUILD RUSSIAN NAVY
CHARLES M. SCHWAB
HE WILL RESIGN
COLLEAGUES APPEAL TO HIM
JAPANESE MATTERS SERIOUS
French Administration' Takes Ener
getic Measures to Avert Trouble,
and Sends Out "Formal, Pre. _
else, Repeated Orders"
By Associated Frew.
PARIS, April 21.— After a notable
service of nearly eight years in the
division of foreign affairs .Theophlle
Delcasse today . Informed President of
the Council Rouvler of his intention to
resign. This announcement came as. a"
surprise to his colleagues, who! imme
diately took j steps to endeavor, to se
cure a reconsideration of hlsjleterml
A cabinet council was held this even-
Ing, at which M. Rouvler, in the ab
sence of M. Delcasse, laid the situation
before the ministers. It was the unani
mous determination of the council that
the interests of the country at this
time rejulred that M. Delcasse retain
the portfolio of foreign affairs. Ac
cordingly at the conclusion of the coun
cil, M. Rouvler proceeded to the Qual
M. THEOPHILE DELCASSE
D'Orsay, where he held an extended
conference with the minister of for
It is evident thnt M. Rouvier's
earnest appeal caused M. Delcasse to
waver in his determination. When the
president of the council came from the
Interview he stilted to his collagues
that he bore a fnvornble Impression
of its results. M. Delcasse, he said,
had given no final answer, but had
promised to reserve his determination
till tomorrow, when a dual answer will
be given. It Is believed that' M. Del
casse will yield to the insistence of
President Loubet and the president of
The motives leading up to M. Del
ensse's sudden determination to retire
from the cabinet are primarily attrib
uted to internal controversies over the
Moroccan question; and this to some
extent has been accentuated by similar
controversies over French neutrality
in the far east. The opposition has
been quick to seize upon both ques
tions, and, headed by Socialists and
Nationalists, hns directed its criticisms
against M. Delcnsse.
Day Full of Anxieties
The announcement of M. Pelcasse's
Intention to resign was but 0110 of
many Incidents in a day of much anx
iety. Following close upon the heels
of the Morocco complications the
Franco-Japanese matters suddenly na
sumed serious proportions and un
usual energy was shown In prevent
ing their embroiling France in com
plications In the far east. A conference
was held this afternoon between lead
ing representatives of the navy,
colonial and foreign departments and
orders were sent to Governor General
Beau to report specifically the exact
location of the Ilusslun Pacific squad
ron and whether It had or had not
withdrawn from French waters.
Proba the moet de-
(Continued uu fast l>u->
PRISE: DAILY. BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
CHICAGO MAY HAVE GENERAL
ALL DEMANDS ARE IGNORED
Employers Decline to Submit to the
■ Ultimatum That They Cease to
Deliver Goods to Montgom
ery Ward & Co.
By Associated Prefß.
CHICAGO, April 21.— The Teamsters'
unions have informed all business
houses which have been delivering
goods to Montgomery Ward & Co. that
they must stop or a general strike of
nil the union teamsters in Chicago will
be called. It is expected that the de
mands of the unions will be
exception refused ~by the employers.
Committees- representing -the unions
called on a number of leading business
houses today and Informed them that
they must at once cease doing business
with Montgomery Ward & Co. or a
strike would be called. In every in
stance they were Informed that the
delivery of goods will be continued.
They were also told by the employers
that ns members of the Employers' as
sociation it was impossible for them to
refuse to transact business with another
The committee will call upon the em
ployers again tomorrow and renew ths
demand that was made today.
GORDON FIGURED IN A
FORMER SHOOTING AFFAIR
By Assoclatod Trens.
SAN JOSE, April 21.— C01. j Gordon,
who figures in the sensational shooting
affray In Los Angeles, is well known in
San Jose. About twelve years ago he
had trouble in this city, when he flred
a revolver twice at Charley Potter, who
he claimed had entered into a con
spiracy with a Miss Van Horn to
blacken his character. At • the time
Gordon was involved In a divorce suit.
The separation was secured and a
sensational suit brought by Miss Van
Horn was prosecuted to the fullest
extent, though the result was In a
measure a triumph for Gordon. Potter
had signed a paper confessing that he
was responsible for the crimeof which
Miss Van Horn accused Gordon. At tho
time Potter alleged that he did so for
a consideration, but that the mllllon
nire fooled him when he demanded pay
ment and got the signed confession Into
PERISH IN BARN FIRE
FRANKFORT, Ky., April 21.—Four
teen thoroughbred horses, among them
Vlsalia, entered In the Lexington, Ky.,
Futurity, perished in flames which to
day destroyed the barns of the Frank
fort Driving association here.
WOMAN KILLS WILDCAT :
HIDDEN UNDER HER BED:
'fipeelal to The Herald.
| DENVER, Colo., April 21. —
» Penned In her bedroom hy a fam
| Ishert wild cut. Mrs. Ada Latnont, '
> aged 70 years, once a famous
I beauty of Colorado, slew tho beast
• after weary hours of watching.
', Mrs. Lamont lives by herself in ,
• a little cubln near Georgetown.
', She heard a noise under her bed
; Wednesday night and found a
1 wildcat. Securing a large club
I she stood by the bed, waiting for
• the beaut to emerge.
| All night she watched. Finally
• hunger drove It from its hiding
' place and It flew at Mrs. Lamont.
• Down came the club on the head
', ot the beast, and all was over.
WILL BUILD NEW
NAVY FOR RUSSIA
WORK WILL BE IN CHARGE OF
CHARLES M. SCHWAB
TO EXPEND $100,000,000
The American Is Considered by the
Czar's Government the Greatest !
Master of Steel Construction
In the World'
Special Cable to The Herald.
BERLIN, April 21.— Charles !M.
Schlab, accompanied by C. R. Flint
of New York, will arrive in Russia to
morrow to complete negotiations with
the Russian government for larga
orders for warships, armament and
munitions. The negotiations contem
plate the creation of practically a new
Russian navy and involve $100,000,000.
Tho orders will be distributed to all
the leading shipyards, gun works and
steel mills of America to facilitate'
Schwab, who Is considered In Rus-[
sla the greatest master^of steel con-,
structlon In the world, will serve In
the capacity of general overseer of. the
huge building program. Flint will,
have charge of the .financial arrange-,
ments. The contracts will provlda
that much of the construction will be
done in Russia, only the material and
some of the skilled labor coming from
Two facts have induced Russia to en
trust this transaction to Americans:
The geographical Isolation of the United
States which reduces to a minimum
tho possibility of Russian -war mater
ials being tied up in the event . of
serious European complications with
in the next five years, and the anti-
British sentiments prevailing at St.
Petersburg which have determined
Russian statesmen no longer to turn
Russian orders over to England.
VICTORIA CLUB NINE ... iv
DEFEATS RIVERSIDE ELKS
Speclnl to Tho Herald.
RIVERSIDE, April 21.— A picked team
composed ■of Victoria club members
defeated the crack Elk nine this after
noon by a score of 10 to 9. Osborn did
the, slab work. for the Elks. A large
crowd < witnessed ; the game.
AMIABLE LION FOND OF.
Special to The Harald. ■;<; .
CHICAGO, April 21.— Children go ',
to Lincoln park to romp and play '
with a five-year-old lion three !
feet tall and weighing 300 pounds. '
The lion is not confined in a <
cage; he roams about the park at ]
Babies sit upon his back and \
small children stroke his hair. '
They tie paper bags to his feet ',
and shriek with glee when he at- '
tempts to walk. Their laughter ',
can be heard for blocks when he '
strives to free his feet. .
And the lion seems to enjoy It. '
He is happy when surrounded by <
children. "He is the most won- ,
derful animal I ever saw," said <
Animal Keeper Cy Devry, and |
every man and woman who has •
seen him says the same. ',
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Cloudy on
Saturday; probably light showers;
light south winds. Maximum tern.
perature In Los Angeles yesterday,
63 degrees; minimum, 52 degrees.
I—Salt1 — Salt Lake road opens May 1,
2 — Paul Lessar dies In China.
3 — Easter music.
A — Advised to take stand.
s— Southern California news.
7 — City news.
v'B—v '8— New line for Pacific Electric.
9 — Sports.
10.11— Classified advertisements.
14— Woodmen choose officers.
Kire tn convent at Bt. Clenevteve, Canada, r««
suits In treat loss of lire.
Rush onli-ra (or cruiser to proceed to Ban
Chicago teamiters threaten merchants with a
Foreign Minister Delcasse begged to recon
elder resignation '
Congress of Journalists In St. Petersburg un
ablu to harmonize.
Auntrlan marchioness commits sulclds tn
cathedral of Milan.
Jordan testifies In trial of Ilnrry Bunkers.
Mrs. Oelrlchs and Virginia Yanderbllt sued
by a ili-ifcilvi'.
Colorado woman kills wildcat which was
under her b«d.
Merkol may escape on Insanity charge.
Husband lives with wife only one hour.
Charge* wifu with Infidelity and living at
Official opening of Bait iJtka road placed for
I'acltlo Elertrlo railway's line to Ban Pedro
Woodmen elect new officer*. Boak to sue
I Art of II seeks adventure.
Hoard of publlo works deoldea to plac* »Mo
walk on north side «( Urn Third street tunnel.