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Los Angeles Herald.
VOL. XXXII, NO. 205.
TROOPS TO JOIN
POLAND AND CAUCASUS ARE
TREPOFF EXPECTS OUTBREAK
Russian Authorities Await Easter
Holidays and May Day With Ex.
treme Anxiety — Cities In
State of Siege
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG; April 23, 11:25 p.
m. — Not only the future of the wnr In
the far east, but the fate of tho whole
program of Internal reform to which
Emperor Nicholas stands committed
appears to await the Issue of the ap
proaching sea battle between Rojest
vensky and Togo. The government un
doubtedly would bo greatly strength
ened at least for the moment by a
victory decisive enough to change the
The liberals are impatient at the de
lay and suspicious of every move of
the government. They are convinced
that If victory comes the bureaucracy,
to which the realization of reforms has
been consigned by the emperor, will ba
able, despite the clamor throughout the
country, to keep the execution of these
reforms In their own hands, which, of
course, In their opinion, would mean
their eventual dissipation in a laby
rinth of endless commissions. More
over they believe that the emperor
might again be persuaded to listen to
those who are clamoring for a repre
Arrests by Hundreds
Practically the interior administra
tion is being conducted through a po
lice regime. Already there are every
where evidences of return to Yon
Plehve methods. Domiciliary visits and
arrests by scorces and hundredes are
reported In every part of the empire,
and meetings of all classes of people
are forbidden and broken up by the
police under the direction of the local
Even zemstvo meetings at Vladimir,
Ellzabethpol, Orel, Tlflls and Llvadia
have been closed.
. The government argues that it can
not fold its arms and see the flames of
. revolution fanned by agitators; but it
is noticeable that such spokesmen of
reaction as Prince Mestcholsky (editor
of I the Grashsanin) are again boldly
proclaiming the doctrine of representa
tion,' characterizing tho constitution
alists and "Intelllgents" as lunatics.
'Plan Extensive Demonstration
','Russla has become a vast lunatic
.asylum," says the paper, "and unless
many people are locked up and placed
out of harm's way there is no predict
ing where all this idiocy will end."
Should Rojestvensky be defeated, on
the contrary, the Liberals believe that
the bureaucracy would capitulate and
that peace and a constitution would
In the meantime the Easter holidays
and May day are awaited with ex
treme anxiety both by the authorities
and the people. The Social Democrats
and revolutionaries have planned
demonstrations on an extensive scale,
and undoubtedly many of them are
armed with ; revolvers and bombs,
which have been smuggled Into the
country to fight the police and troops
in case they should attempt to Inter
fere with the demonstrations.
Trepoff Expects Uprising
The revolutionaries seem to have
plenty of fund 3 furnished both from
abroad and by wealthy sympathizers
The wildest stories of plans for blow
ing up members of the imperial family,
ministers and palaces, and of pillage
and murder of the nobility and the
wealthy are current, especially in arls
tocratio drawing rooms, and many
■ society people, thoroughly frightened,
have already made preparations to go
. Large reinforcements of troops, es
pecially of Cossacks, have been brought
to St. Petersburg. Arrests and
searches of the lodgings of suspects
continue; but even General Trepoff,
although he is taking every measure
of precaution, does not seem to know
exactly what to expect. That he an
ticipates trouble and bloodshed Is ap
parent from the fact that he has noti
fied all manufacturers to guard against
incendiarism, and through house por
ters has warned every family that
women and Children must remain off
the street May day.
Poland the Storm Center
Although disorders more or less se
rious are anticipated everywhere, Po
land and the Ualtlc provinces prob
ably are the storm centers. General
Maxlmovitch, governor general of
Warsaw, has Just returned to his post
after a conference here, clothed with
almost dictatorial powers. All- the
Polish cities are now in a state of
minor siege; but the governor general
Is ' authorized to declare martial taw
and ample troops will be furnished
There are many disquieting reports
of dlßHuffectlon of troops, and tho
mimes of regiments, even in the Im
perial guards, are given > as having
been won over to "the cau'e of liberty."
The military authorities admit that the
revolutionaries have pushed their pro
paganda among the soldiers with great
PREPARING TO CHE CX GREAT REVOLT
TO MEET TODAY
NATIVE SONS WILL GATHER
1000 DELEGATES EXPECTED
Annual Election of Officers Will Be
Held In Which Hottest Fight
Will Be for Mar.
shal ■ ' <r
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.— About
325 delegates from the local parlors of
the order of Native Sons of the Golden
West took a 2 o'clock special for Mon
terey this afternoon. ri WUh .them were
a large number of the grand officers
and a large contingent of ladles. The
grand parlor, to which I these Native
Sons- are delegates, will convene at 10
o'clock tomorrow, at which time fully
1000 delegates are expected to be in
Interest in the coming convention :
centers in the annual election of offi
cers, which takes place on Thursday.
The hottest fight will be for the office
of grand marshal, and the names of
Henderson and Skelton at present lead
the list of candidates. Both men are of
Sacramento, it being customary to give
the position to the city where the next
celebration of Admission day is held —
this year at the state capital. There
are sixteen candidate's for re-election
to the board of grand trustees, and as
but seven vacancies are to be filled,
considerable log rolling is looked for.
C. M. Bejshaw will probably be third
vice president, while Grand Secretary
Turner is expected to succeed himself.
ONE KILLED, TWO HURT,
BY AN AUTOMOBILE
Big' Sightseeing Car Crashes Into
Board- Fence In New
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, April 23. — One- man was
killed and two women were badly hurt
when a big sightseeing automobile,
crowded with passengers, crashed into
a high billboard fence at Eighth ave
nue and Fifty-seventh street today.
The streets were thronged with Easter
promenaders at the time of the acci
dent, and police reserves had to be
called to keep the crowd in check. The
chauffeur asserts it was struck by an
Eighth avenue trolley car and that he
temporarily lost control of the brakes.
The big auto plunged across the side
walk and into the fence with great
NAN PATTERSON'S THIRD
TRIAL WILL BEGIN TODAY
By Associated Preas-
NEW YORK, April 23.— Nan Patter
son's third trial on the charge of mur
dering Caesar Young will be commenced
tomorrow.| The Jury was completed
last Wednesday, when the court ordered
an adjournment over the holidays pre~
ceding Easter. In the Tombs today
Miss* Patterson attended both the Pres
byterian and Episcopal services. She
was accompanied to the latter by her
sister, Mrs. J. Morgan Smith.
FAMOUs BAND LEADER
KILLED BY TRAIN
VIENNA, April 23.— Carl Konizak,
who was leader of the Austrian band at
the St. Louis exposition last year, was
accidentally killed In trying to board a
railway train at Baden, near Vienna,
Tortures Prisoners With Fire
TASHKAND, ( Russian Turkestan,
April 23.— Bergeant Rlblnsky has been
tried; and condemned to three yearn
Imprisonment; at hard labor for tor
turing prUoners with nre. .
LOS ANGELES, CAL., MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 34, 1905.
BOGOTA GOVERNMENT TO
FLOAT BIG LOAN
WANT RAILWAY TO PACIFIC
Law Enacted Authorizing Negotiat-
ion With Foregn Investors to
Raise Twenty.Flve Mill.
SDeclnl Cable to The Herald.
BOGOTA, April 23.— A new law has
teen enacted authorizing the negotia
tion of a. foreign loan of $25,000,000, to
be devoted principally, to the j conver-,
slbn >it' paper moliej'^iie constiuctlor/
of a railway from Bogota to the Pa
cific and the lower Magdalena, and the
settlement of the debt to the allied
powers guaranteed by the famous
Esmeraldas mines. The carrying out
of the contracts authorized by this
law will not require final approval by
PRESIDENT'S PARTY FINDS
MORE SIGNS OF BEAR
, It Is Hoped to Bag Another Before
the Hunt Is
■ , Ended
By AiwnrlntPrt Press.
. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., April
23.— President Roosevelt's hunting
party, in camp fifteen miles northwest
of New Castle, spent a quiet Sunday.
The. party had been Invited to attend
church services at New Castle but it
i was decided that hunting togs would bo
inharmonious with Easter gladness.
After a week in the saddle the sports
men welcomed the chance to rest. Bear
tracks have been sighted in several
directions from the present camp and
It Is believed by the party that at least
one more bear will be bagged • before
another move'ls made, },ij-'
' A committee from the Denver board
of trade will arrive here tomorrow to
confer with Secretary Loeb in regard
to the entertainment of the president In
Denver May 15.
ANTI- BOYCOTT BILL
By Associated Press.
DENVER, Colo., April 23.— Governor
McDonald has signed the anti-boycott
bill passed by the late session of the
legislature. This measure was strongly
advocated by the Cltlzenß'^Alllance ani
was vigorously opposed by the labor or
ganizations. Violation of its provisions
is punishable by fine or Imprisonment
FOSSIL BONES OF GREAT
SEA ANIMAL FOUND
Sperlul to- The Herald
LOMPOC, April 23.— A pros
pector, while working on the beach
near this place in search of oil,
has discovered the petrified spine
and ribs of a mammoth whale or
other sea animal. The bones are
Imbedded in the face of a ledge
and over thirty feet of the spine
can be directly traced.
Following along the beach at
low tide, , the •' prospector discov
ered the bones, the pores of which
are filled with asphaltum. The
whota ledge is covered at high tide,
and a search will be made for
those portions of the skeleton
which show to have been broken
away by the waves. Judging from
the remaining parts, there will be
found, upon recovering the bones,
the skeleton of the most enormous
whale. or sea animal ever un
earthed. ■ "
JOSEPH JEFFERSON'S ILLNESS
ENDS IN DEATH ■>
FAMILY IS AT HIS BEDSIDE
Remains Will Leave Palm Beach
Tonight on Special Train and
Will Be Taken to Buz.
ard'« Bay ■
By AsKoclnteri Press.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 23.
— Joseph Jefferson died at 6:15 tonight
after being unconscious all day. At
his bedside when he died were his wife
and two of his sons, Charles B. and
Frank Jefferson, Mrs. Nellie Symons,
his nurse, Miss Mabel Bingham, Dr. R.
B. Potter and his faithful old servant,
The romnlns will leave Palm Beach
Monday night on a special train for
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., accompanied by
all the members of the family who are
here. Local actors will furnish a
casket for the deceased. ■'.-
Change for Worso .Saturday
Mr. Jefferson's condition Saturday
night grew steadily worse and the
family who had retired were sum
moned from their beds and Dr. Potter
was called. The patient's condition
continued to' grow worse all through
today and the brief bulletins from the
bedside contained no words of en
The sickness of Mr. Jefferson which
ended in his death was contracted, it
Is believed, while on a recent visit to
his son Charles at Hobe sound, a few
miles above Palm Beach, where he
went to meet his friend ex-President
It is believed that from a slight in
discretion in his eating there, he en
countered an attack of Indigestion.
Since his return to his home his con
dition grew steadily worse with slight
rallies until the end came.
It was on April 1 that Mr. Jefferson
went to Hobe sound to meet Mr. Cleve
land and other friends at the home of
Charles B. Jefferson. The party spent
about a week there and during that
time ther» werit flßhln«r expj*dlticni9,,Mr,
■Jeffiffsori appeared active, but aa he had
been resting at his home at Palm
Beach and had almost recovered his
strength from the illness which pulled
him down last spring he was overcon
fident and overexerted himself. It was
at a supper there one night when he ate
something which It is thought brought
on the attack of indigestion.
Returns to His Home
When Mr. Jefferson became 111 he re
turned at once and was taken to his
room on the second floor of the cottage;
which Is only 1000 feet from the ocean,
where he could watch the sea. The
weather was favorable throughout his
Dr. Potter, the family physician at
the Florida home, lived three miles
from The Reefs and went occasionally
to the bedside of his patient, feeling
that Mr. Jefferson might survive. But
when the first critical period occurred
he spent most of his time there and
called Dr. Worley of St. Augustine, a
specialist, for a consultation. Dr.
Worley went to Palm Beach, arriving
there last Monday and leaving there
the following morning, thinking that
Mr. Jefferson might recover.
It was the heroic fight the veteran
actor was making against death and
his great determination to recover in
order that he might reach his north
ern home that resulted in the few
temporary changes for the better. On
Thursday he was well enough to take
nourishment and to retain it. At one
time he called for chicken broth and
then thought he was well enough to
eat meat. But this was denied him.
Dr. Potter was so confident Thursday
at four o'clock that he told a repre
sentative of the Associated Press at
the time that he believed Mr. Jeffer
son would recover. But the next day
brought the most serious and last
change for the worse and from then
Mr. Jefferson became restless.
Sketch of His Life
Joseph Jefferson wns born In Phila
delphia, February 20, 1829. He was pri
vately educated and was early upon
the stage, his first public appearance
being as a miniature of T. D. Rice in
one of the latter's "Jim Crow" enter
tainments at Washington, D. C. In
1843 he became a member of a band of
strolling players that gave primitive
entertainments through Mississippi and
Texas and followed the United States
army Into Mexico.
On his return to the states he ap
peared at the Arch Street theater.
Philadelphia, and directed the perform
ances at Peale'R museum In that city.
He became known as an excellent
stock actor, and In 1851 played Marroll
In "A New Way to Pay Old Debts,"
to the Blr Giles Overreach of Junius
Beginning of Prominence
Jefferson's prominence began with
his creation of Asa Trenchard In "Our
American Cousin," In which part he
appeared first on October 18, 1858, and
which eliminated' from the stage the
traditional caricature of Yankee char
acter. He later appeared In the parts
he has 1 aince made famous, Newman
Noggi In "Nicholas Nlckleby," | Caleb
<i!l>utluu«<! im l'u« Jwol
FAMOUS ACTOR BREATHES HIS LAST
ST. LOUIS HAS A
ONLY CIGAR STANDS AND DRUG
DRINKS SOLD ACROSS RIVER
Some Thirty.Two Thousand Thirsty
Ones Travel' Over the Bridge
/ to Procure Liquid
Special to The Harold.
ST. LOUIS, April 23.— St. Louis was
today a blue law town. The days of
Puritanism were outdone. With the
sole exception of drug stores and cigar
stands all other branches of industry
were at a standstill.
The case was entirely reversed In the
country, where drinks could be had by
any one who was at all /acquainted.
Forty cars were placed in service for
the accommodation of passengers over
the Eads bridge route Into Illinois.
During the busy part of the day all of
them were crowded as they left the St.
Louis side. Vehicles of all descriptions
carried hundreds of passengers. April
16 there were 32,000 ; foot passengers.
This number was almost double today.
The average number of foot passengers
for this season of the year Is 1000, ao
cordlng to the reports of bridge of
ficials. , , . . , . ,
No trouble,' excepting in' isolated
crises, was .reported. In, the downtown
districts. The police continue to en
force the closing law, as applied to
saloons and, barber shops.
One barber and a few saloonkeepers
were arrested. A number of original
schemes were ' attempted by the dis
pensers of drinks to evade the law,' but
nearly all came to grief. The closing
law will be fought.
POPE PIUS RECEIVES
MANY EASTER GREETINGS
Several Americans Present at Cele.
bratlon of Mass In
By Associated Prenc.
ROME, April 23.— rope Plus X today
received many Easter, greetings and
celebrated mass In the hall of the con-
History In the presence of 235 persons,
to whom His Holiness gave communion.
The Americans who were admitted In
cluded Martin Maloney and daughter
Helen of Philadelphia and Mr. and Mrs.
Shrlpon an,d family of Baltimore. .
Afterward the pope confirmed two
eons of Senor Iknncleh, the consul gen
eral of Portugal here. King Victor
Emmanuel suspended all state affairs
today In order to celebrate Easter with
his family. After lunch with Queen
Helena, the king drove In a motor car
to Hurvlng lodge, castle Porztano,
where he will spend a few days.
TIPLIB HAB DEMONSTRATION
Audience at Theater Spreads Proclam-
ation* and Sings Marseillaise
By Associated Ik«.
TIFLIS, April 23.— During a big
demonstration in the Georgian theater
here tonight the electria lamps " were
suddenly extinguished and in the dark
ness thousands of revolutionary proc
lamations were showered upon ; the
audience, who * shouted,' "Down , with
autocracy" and sane the Marseillaise.
PRISE: DAILY, BY CARRIER. 65 CTS. PER MONTH [
OIL TRUST HAS
THIRTY THOUSAND MILES OF
NO CHANCE FOR NEWS LEAKS
Company's Private Messages May Be
Sent Without Being Handled .
- 'by Either Postal or
Special to The Herald.
: NEW YORK, April 23.— 1n addition to
its unrivalled business system, which
enables it to maintain absolute secrecy
in 'all its dealings the Standard" Oil
company has in service more than 30,000
miles of private telegraph wires in the
United States. Its wires follow the
trust's pipe lines, and a man at any
pumping station can sit at his table and
get his orders direct from the Standard
Oil headquarters In New York.
The message does not pass through
the hands of a single Western Union or
Postal operator. Every hand that
touches It is a Standard Oil hand,
every key which clicks it is a Standard
Oil key and every wire which carries It
is a' Standard Oil wire. That Is why
there are so few leaks in things con
cerning the Standard Oil operations.
SENATOR ALGER ILL
Suffers Attack of Acute ' Indigestion
But Condition Not Serious
By Associated Press.
, DETROIT, < April 23.— United States
Senator Russell A. Alger tonight suf
fered a sudden attack of acute indiges
tion. At the' time of his seizure he
was on a train Just entering Detroit
on his return from a western trip. At
midnight It was announced that Sen
ator Alger was not in a serious con
dition. The attack: is similar, to the
one be suffered in Washington March 1
on the floor of the senate and from
which he recovered in a few days. .
KILLED i WHILE HUNTING
Thlrteen.Year.Old Boy Accidentally
By Associated Press.
SALINAS, April 23.— Alfred, the 13
year-old, son of John Fontes, a wealthy
Portuguese rancher of San Miguel can
yon, met a horrible death last night.
In company with a couple of boy ac
quaintances he went.-, rabbit hunting
and while resting laid his gun on a pile
of stumps. The boy's dog started a
rabbit and young Fontes seized his
shotgun and pulled it with the muzzle
forward ' toward him. It was dis
charged, causing Instant death.
ALARM IN ENGLAND
Shock Lasting Several Seconds Felt
* In Derbyshire and York,
By A**oclatad Press.
LONDON, . April 23.— An earthquake
laßting several seconds and . occasioning
much alarm was felt about 2 o'clock
this jj morning | throughout ■ Derbyshire
and Yorkshire and in adjacent districts.
There was trifling damage to walls and
roofs in some places but nothing serious
Is yet reported, ■
HEAVY FIRING HEARD OFF
KAMRANH BAY i
ROJESTVENSKY REPORTED ILL
Russian Squadron Leaves French Port
and Starts Northward — Paris
Hears Rumors of Night
Uy Associated Press.
SAIGON, French Coehln-Chlna, April
23.— The complete Russian fleet left
Kamranh bay on April 22 at midday.
At night heavy cannonading was heard
out at sea. It is supposed the Russian
fleet engaged with a portion of the
Before the departure of the squadron
Vice Admiral Rojestvensky visited Ad
No Russian officer or sailor landed
from the fleet In Kamranh bay. They
had expected Nebogatoff's detachment
of the squadron to arrive at any mo
ment. The natives were highly pleased
with the great rise in the prices of pro
visions owing to the Russians' visit.
SCOUT SHIPS ATTACKED
Russian Squadron Begins Heavy Firing
Outside Kamranh Bay
By Associated Press.
PARIS, April 23.— The minister of
colonies officially confirms the reporf,
of the departure of the Russian
squadron from . Kamranh bay. The
Russian admiral, previous to his de
parture, called on Admiral Jonquleres.
The meeting of the two admirals was
A dispatch from Saigon to the Temps
reports that the Russian fleet outside
of Kamranh bay opened a heavy can
nonading probably upon , Japanese
The Russian transports Kiel, Jupiter,
Kniaz, Gortschakoff and Mitai are still
at Saigon, the dispatch adds.
A private dispatch from Saigon states
that Vice Admiral Rojestvensky Is suf
fering from dysentery .but otherwise ;
the officers and men of the fleet are In
the best of healthr^'v," r*. * ,'•' .... ■• • -> V ;
PLAYING GAMS IN. DARKNESS
Russian Admiralty Sends Out Elusive
By Associated Fress.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 24,. 2:15
a. m.— Vice Admiral Rojestensky, con
tinues his policy, of strategic . reticence
and has answered the admiralty's mes«
sage of Saturday pointing out the posi
tion of the French government 'on
neutrality regulations only by putting
to sea, but giving no intimation of his
plans •or destination.
Russian naval circles would not be
surprised If it should develop that the
squadron had been already two days
or more on the way northward, as in
structions were cabled to him and that
the admiralty was aware of this when
the message was sent asking the ad
miral to move outside the three mile
limit if he happened to be In French
A prominent naval officer here last
night called the present stage ol af
fairs "a game of naval hide and seek,"
and declared that the admiralty was
justified In sending elusive dispatches,
especially as there was reason to be
lieve that one motive of Japan In
pressing the question was the desire
(Continued on I'age Two.)
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Partly
cloudy Monday, fresh west wind.
Maximum temperature in Los
Angeles yesterday 69 degrees;
minimum 55 degrees.
I—Troops1 — Troops to Join revolutionist*;
2— Mackay has an electric buck
3.4 — Easter services at the churches
s—Southern5 — Southern California newt
7 — City news
B—Sport*8 — Sport*
10.11 — Classified advertisements
12 — Honor memory of dead consul
President Roonvtlt and p«rty upend QUl«t
Easter Sunday in camp.
Joseph Jefferson dies at Palm B*aeh. Fl».
St. I^ouia lias another Puritan Sunday and
multitudes leave city to get drink*.
Rumor* of night battle, between Russian and
denera.l Trepoff «xpect» treat revolt In Rus
sla ilurlnK holidays. '
Tcklu much relieved by France* assurance
or enforcement of neutrality.
Woodmen at Ban I>U go honor memory . of
late V. A. Falkentxtrf.
Woman commit* suicide I y drinking sold la
houiltal. - : ' ■•'•»•'.' '
Fire cause* 125,000 loss at Pomona.
i Bodies of railroad victims laid at rest. t
I'atrolman arrest* deputy countable. *.! '
father - and dauihter - dl* a i taw < hour*
apart In new county hospital. ia*JMMWr*«*i***«
Francis Murphy sixty-Din*, year* , old ' to-
Woodmen honor memory of deceased head
All U>» Angols* observe* Easter. , , ,
*'• BasUr •■ tiding s ■ ssttnd'. to prison* >at • Los j
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