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Vol. xxxii, no. 208.
BRITISH SHIPS PATROLLING
WILL SOON ENTER STRAITS
Rojestvenaky Believed to Be Await.
Ing Him Under the Shelter of
Hainan Island, Beyond Ter- .
By Ansoclated Press.
ISLAND OF I'RNANO, Btralts Set
tlement, April 26.— The fourth division
' of the Russian second Pacific squadron,
commanded by Vice Admiral Neboga
toff, Is expected to pass Penang and
I 'enter the Straits of Malacca today. ,
.. ,Thai British authorities are on the
alert. Guard boats at night are patrol
ling the approaches) to Penang.
It is believed that Admiral Rojest
vensky Is now In the Oulf of Tonquln.
where, under the shelter of Hainan lsl
fjjid.and far outside of territorial
he can await the arrival of the
foui*\ 'i division.
Japanese Claim to Have Repulsed
N/Two Russian Attacks
Bjr Arsoclated Pres\\, •
TOKJO, April i.6.— The following offi
cial announcemont was made today:
"On April 24 a Russian force, consisting
■ df five- battalions "of infantry, sixteen
Botnlas of cavalry md one battery of
art'Uery, iv pressing our advanced
Ciftalry, attacked them In the vicinity
of Kaiyuan. Our Kaiyuan force at
tacked the_ Russian in return, defeated
and pursued them north to Mlenhua
chich. Our casualties were thirty-eight.
The enemy left about 200 dead on the
. "Two other Russian forces, one con
sisting of sii.' battalions of infantry and
sixteen sofnlas of .cavalry, the other
of twelve sotnias qf cavalry, and one
-battery of artillery, attacked Changtu
J£.id Slaotatzu, respectively, but re
■ treated north when' the other Russian
force was defeated at Kaiyuan." '
Russians Also Allege Successes
By Associated Press,
j ST. ■"•; PETERSBURG, April 26.— Gen.
Llnevltch in a dispatch to Emperor
Nicholas dated April 25, says: ii 1;;-;*'!1 ;;-;*'!
."Our advance posts April 22 forced
the enemy successively to evacuate the
fortified villages of Manchensou and
Nemanpaomeng. The Japanese occu
pied a fortified position about three
miles south of Nemanpaomeng, but
our. artillery fire and the appearance
of our detachment on their left fla.ik
Induced them to retreat hastily toward
Kayancheng, after burning their pro
"Our troops April 23 compelled the
enemy to retire to Kayancheng. The
came day the Russian advance guards,
pursuing the enemy, approached Chan
tu (about fifty miles above Tie pass)
which is strongly fortified and occupied
by the Japanese. Our artillery opened
fire on the east side of the town, but
when git became npparent that the'
place wen strongly held our troops re
tired. Our cavalry destroyed the tele
graph line between Kayancheng and
FINDS PROSPECTS BRIGHT
IN MINING DISTRICTS
Assistant Secretary "of Chamber of
Commerce Makes Full
The report of H. B. Gurley, assistant
secretary of the chamber of commerce,
glvlnre an account of his recent per
sonaK^nvestigatlon of trade conditions
along \he line of the new fealt Lake
railroad from Daggett to Callente, as
submitted to Chairman H. S. McKee,
I .j^nairma.i q( the chamber committee on
//commerce, was read In full at the reg
y ular meeting of the board of directors
'of the chamber held yesterday after
The report deals^with present busi
ness conditions, th™ territory tributary
to the^ stations along the line of the
new road, as well as Information in
reference 'to the different mining
camps In Nevada, principally in the
Bullfrog and Tonopj.h districts. Mr.
Gurley tiund much evidence of activity
at the several towns, water prospects
good, act; vity , in land Rales at lias
Vegas, am. 1 , much Intereßt in railroad
projects. Only a few of the mfnes can
be Bald, to.be very far advanced In de
velopment. The-. Smith railroad toward
Ivanpah . seems a certainty, which.im
provement would be of great advantago
commercially to Los Angeles.
ft HUGE INDEBTEDNESS
Owes Over Tw/ -'Million Dollars to
Banks, Individuals and Estates
Under His Care
Hy AModatad l'reea.
MILWAUKEE, April 27.(> rank R
Mlgelow, the defaulting ba«>k president,
has filed a voluntary petition In bank
ruptcy, wh'ph shows an Indebtedness
to banks, private Individuals and
estates under his Cf-e, of about $J,-
Los Angeles Herald.
ENGLAND DELIGHTED WITH AMERICAN ACTRESS
HOT POLITICS IN
WEDNESDAY MORNING MEM
BERS HARD AT WORK
UNPAID DUES MAY BE FACTOR
President Gives an Object Lesson In
Arithmetic, and Some of Her
• ;, Followers Renent the #
■ The Wednesday Morning club has
decided that electing officers is not the
easiest thing In the world. At least
this is the verdict of some of the mem
bers and the facts which have come to
light reveal the diversity of opinion in
There has been lobbying and election
eering such as many politicians long
versed in these arts might envy. What
the result of it all will be is still a
The disagreement has arisen over the
choice of some one to serve the club as
president during the coming term. Mrs.
H. . C. •' Gower, who is the president at
the present time, is the favorite of
some, but there are others who object
and their objections are strenuous.
"We object to being treated as school
children^" one woman; was overheard
to say, "nnd we think that is what
Mrs. Gower wants to do." The state
ment arose as to the sequel to an arith
metic lesson which Mrs. Gower admin
istered to' the members a short time
ngo. [■ It appears that there were some
of the members ivho were not quite as
prompt in paying their dues as they
might have been and Mrs. Gower ob
jected to this negligence. She brought
forth a blackboard and some chalk and
proceeded to make a note of those dues
which were not paid, together with the
expenses of the club. I
Some of the members resented the
allusion to the unpaid dues saying they
had just let the subject slip without
thinking about it and there was no in
tended misdemeanor on their parts.
The arithmetic lesson was not taken
gracefully nnd hence the opposition
from some persons to electing Mrs.
Gower for another. term. fi -?;*,*
Mrs. F. R. Prior, who served the club
ns president for two terms, has neen
spoken of as the possible nominee, but
there are some who object even to her,
fearing: that ns she has already been
president for. two terms she may be
come too popular If allowed to serve
another term. ,
An entirely new candidate Is hinted at
and It is possible that one will be
placed In the field. At the last meet-
Ing there were, two tickets being cir
culated but ', no one Is prepared
to say . Just which one will win
or whether a third will 'be Introduced
and pushed through successfully.
FOR HER LOST BOY
Ray Garbcr Disappears While Return.
Ing Frcm the Town of
Ray Oarber, a lud of 10 yenrs, is lost,
a.,y» his mother, Mrs. Garber, who lives
at 624 South Hill street. Ray, who hud
been visiting his aunt at A; umi, disap
peared mysteriously last Monday morn
ing and has not lice*, seen or heard
l'rom since. It is believed by h(n rela
tives that the hoy left Azusa with- Om
intention of walking io l.us Angeles
and, not having heard from him, they
fear that he has met with an accident.
LOS ANGELES, CAL., THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1905.
HIT IN RUSSIA
COMPLETES DEAL TO BUILD A
•^": NEW NAVY
HIS PROPOSALS ACCEPTED
Agreement Between Czar's Govern.
. ment and the Steel Magnate
r \'" ■'" Marks Triumph' for Amer. *, V;
' ST. PETERSBURG, April 26, 11:35 p.
m.— American . superiority over foreign
rivals again triumphs in the complete
success which has crowned the visit of
Charles M. Schwab to St. Petersburg.
Mr. Schwab's negotiations with the
Russian admiralty have resulted in the
practical conclusion of an arrangement
for the construction of a number of for
midable line of battle ships of 'a type
which probably will startle the world.
Mr. Schwab will leave St. Petersburg
The details of the construction of the
vessels remain to be worked out, but in
addition to those which will be built in
the United States it Is quite likely that
a yard will be constructed at a Baltic
port to be managed by Russian work
men, but under American engineering
and mechanical supervision, the Rus
sian admiralty being extremely anx
ious to utilize the rehabilitation of the
navy for the encouragement of the
ship building industry at home in or
der eventually to render the country
independent of foreign yards.
The admiralty has accepted Mr.
Schwab's propositions strictly on their
merits, he having convinced the au
thorities that he can produce for Rus
sia warships vastly superior to any
thing now afloat or at' present project
ed by any other government. They will
be monster 10,000 ton vessels of enor
mous horse powed and of a peculiar
type, combining the projectile resisting
power of the battleship with the speed
and wide radius of action of cruisers.
They will be fully equipped as to nrmor
and ordnance. The remarkable advance
In naval architecture and construction
which these American built ships will
mark Is a guarded secret, but It Is be
lieved It will involve the use of nickel
steel of greater tensile strength, which
will glve.greater power with decreased
FORBIDS ALL BETTING
ON RACES IN HIS COUNTY
Statement Issued by State's Attor.
ney John Healy of
By Auorlatrd l'wi.
CHIdACH), April 26.--State"B Attor
ney John Heuly hns announced that
he will permit no betting on race tracks
in this county during his term of of
fice. Ho has Issued a signed state
ment in which he declares that any at
tempt to operate books atUhe opening
of the Worth track, which is set for
next Saturduy'or on any other track
in this county, will be met with prose
In his statement Mr. Heuly says:
"Gambling In any form Is a crim
inal offense, punishable by flue and
Imprisonment, and under the law It
makes no difference whether . the of
fens". Is committed at a race track or
NEWSPAPERS COMMENT ON
HER GREAT ADVANCE
"HER OWN WAY" MAKES HIT
Admitted to Be the Best Play of
Fitch's Yet Seen In the Metropo
lis— Author Good Humoredly
By Amiocliitrd Front. '
LONDON, April 26.— The critics in the
morning papers almost with one voice
praise the great advance Maxlne El
liott has mnde In her nrt since she was
lust here, and, although they good
humoredly criticise Mr. Fitch's method,
they concede thnt "Her Own Way,"
produced here for the first time. Is the
best play of his yet seen In I/onrlon
and Is calculated to be a great success.
The Dally Telegraph dilutes on the
range nnd variety of Miss Elliott's art,
"She was always beautiful and is
beautiful still, but now posses an ease
of manner, charm of action and a di
rect, convincing power of making her
DEATH CALLS MINISTER
58 YEARS IN SERVICE
Rev. W. W. Welsh Succumbs to an
Attack of Pneumonia at His
Home on Adams Street
Death claimed Rev. W. W. Welsh,
an aged and well known clergyman of
Los Angeles, last evening at 7 o'clock,
after a short illness. Sunday afternoon
the Rev. Mr. Welsh attended a temper
ance meeting and pronounced the bene
diction. Tuesday morning he was
seized with a case of acute pneumonia
and passed away last evening at his
home, 1300 West Adams street. The
Rev. and Mrs. Welsh had occupied this
home during their residence of sixteen
years in Los Angeles.
The Rev. Mr. Welsh entered the
ministry of the Methodist church fifty
eight : years ago, then being twenty
three ye"»rft. of age. At the time of
his death' he was eighty-bne years and
eight months of age. He assisted in
the organization of tha New Christi
anity church of Ninth street, Los An
geles, of which ■he was. pastor five
years. For some time the Rev. Mr.
Welsh was a temperance lecturer and
was a strong adherent to the temper
ance cause, his last public act being in
pronouncing the benediction at the
meeting where he attended Sunday.
The Rev. Mr. Welsh Is survived by
his wife. No arrangements have been
made as yet for the funeral.
TWO OVERCOME WHILE
REPAIRING GAS MAIN
Men Fall Senseless, Are Resuscitated,
and Then Resume
Joseph A. Perkins and C. C. Coultft,
employed by the Los Angeles Gas and
Electric company, were nearly asphyx
iated yesterday while repairing a leak
In one of the main pipes on Flower
and Seventh streets.
The men had been working on the
lenk for some minutes when they were
suddenly overcome by the fumes and
fell senseless. They were taken to a
near by drug store where a quantity
of oxypren was administered to each.
They were resuscitated after which
they returned to work none the worse
for their experience.
HOME ICE COMPANY SELLS;
TRUST REPUTED BUYER
E. W. Hopkins of San Francisco
Closes Deal for Local
The Home Ice and Cold Storage com
pnny has sold out to the K. W. Hop
kins a capitalist of Ban Francisco, who
is reputed to have acted for the Union
ice concern, the so-called trust.
Mr. Hopkins will retain the same
office staff that hns bopn employed by
the Home company. In regard to the
transaction G. W. Felts, manager for
the Home company said:
"When Mr. Hopkins' offer to buy
came a meeting of the stockholders was
called and It was decided to sell."
Another Home Ice company ofHcer
said: "No, sir; the Union Ice company
has no connection with the Home com
TRIPOLI IS LEASED
TO FRENCH COMPANY
Special Oublu to The lloniM.
HOME, April 26.— Some HPiisa
tion was created here today by the
announcement that Turkey had
leased Tripoli for ninety-nine
years to a French company, which
undertakes to make extensive Im
provement to the port, securing; In
return import and export duties
and other pecuniary advantages. ,
WOODMEN AND FRIENDS HURT IN ACCIDENT ON MOUNTAIN
MR3. WILLIAM OWEN MORTON, INJURED IN ACCIDENT ON
STILL A FREE MAN
ROMANTIC CAREER OF PEDRO
EFFECTED A HEROIC ESCAPE
Eluded Officer, and Though He Had
a Crippled Leg, Walked From
Los Angeles . to
Special to Thn Herald.
SAN DIEGO* Aptll^— Pedro Alvarez,
one of the most ■ wanted ' men of , the
many who have made 'their homes on
the other side of the Mexican boundary.
Is dead below the line and the warrant
for his arrest, in . the hands of .the
United States marshal at Los Angeles,
is therefore dead paper. The recent
reason for Alvarez' continued residence
on the other side of the line is an In
dictment by the federal grand jury at
Los Angeles, charging him with aiding
and abetting the entrance of thirteen
Chinese Into this country from Mexico.
At the time of the indictment over a
year ago It will be remembered that a
warrant for his arrest was placed In
the hands of Deputy United States Mar
shal Trader, and guided by an immigra
tion officer the marshal went to Boyle
Heights, where he placed the wanted
man under arrest. It was then evening
and Alvarez was at the supper table.
He asked to be permitted to finish the
meal and the officer granted the request.
Trader sat near the door and stepped
outside a little way to speak to a child
who was In front of the house.' When
he turned back It was to find that Pedro
had finished his supper and had. not
waited for the officer but had gone out
by a back way.
Cripple's Spartan Courage
There was no sign of him about the
place and never was thereafter In Los
Angeles. Though Alvarez was a cripple
at the time, having a crushed leg by
reason of a horse falling with him, he
walked all the way .to Anaheim, where
he secured a horse from a relative and
reached the Mexican border without
being headed. He traveled, however,
without care of himself or the horse,
and from the exposure of that trip he
died Saturday morning at his home a
short distance below Tla Juana.
Since his escape from the Los Angeles
officer he has never been on this side of
the line, his family having moved down
from Los Angeles to Join him there. He
has lived part of the time at Kntenada
and part of the time at Tia Juana, but
consumption had taken hold of him be
cause of those days and nights of ex
posure and he was confined to his bed
much of the time.
Alvarez was about forty years of
age and was known as one of the quick
est of the border men with a revolver.
Several years ago he was Indicted for
Mealing cattle from the Ran Joaquln
ranch. Sheriff Hen Hill and Deputy
Qeorge Insley went after him and
they got him, but it was only after
they had used the butt end of a re
volver over his head. For that offense
he served a term In the penitentiary.
The escapades of the Alvarez boys
would fill a book. Jose Is the butcher
at Tia Juana and he goes and comes
as he pleases. Manuel, another
brother, also resides below the line
and he does not come on this side,
though lils reason for so doing Is not
known. Possibly he fears a warrant,
but the officers do not say that they
have one for him.
On the night that the thirteen
iOutluued en !"■»• Two.) .
PRISE: DAILY, BY CARRIER. 65 CTS. PER MONTH
DRIVEN OUT OF
HOME BY GHOSTS
PHYSICIAN AND FAMILY ARE
OBLIGED TO LEAVE
VERITABLE HAUNTED HOUSE
Uncanny Occurrences Finally Compel
Dr. Joseph King to Give Up His
Home In Menlfee County,
Special - to , The Herald.
-OWJNGSVILLE,;. Ky., ■ April 26.—
Ghostly footsteps and uncanny noises
have forced the family of Dr. Joseph
King to give up their home near Roth
well, In Menlfee county, after a year's
residence and vain endeavor to stop or
find the solution to the mysterious
The ghostly Incidents began three
days after Dr. ' King moved into the
house, when he was aroused by a cold,
clammy object being placed on his face.
Sounds of heavy objects falling behind
their chairs would be heard, gates
would slam and no one be seen.
At other times ghostly forces would
be heard In song and conversation.
Sounds as though firecrackers were
exploding upstairs would be followed by
an . explosion as of dynamite behind
chairs of the family as they sat around
UNIVERSAL STRIKE OF -
Action of Chicago Employers' Associa-
tion Leads to Immediate Exten
sion of Trouble With Union
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, April 26.— Instead of being
settled, as was predicted last night, the
strike of the teamsters at the establish
ment of Montgomery Ward & Co. has
spread to other firms and the indica
tions tonight are that before the con
troversy Is finally adjusted a general
strike of the union teamsters employed
throughout the United States will be
The demand of the Chicago Employ
ers' association that all teamsters de
liver goods to Montgomery Ward & Co.
under penalty of instant discharge re
sulted tonight in the spread of the strike
to four other business establishments.
These are Carson, Plrle, Scott & Co.,
Marshall Field & Co., J. V. Farwell &
Co. and the Forbes Cartage company.
- AND QUICKLY GOT IT
Special to Tha Herald.
CHICAGO, April 26.— Seeking
material for a book on "Tempta
tion of Young Women In Chicago,"
Mrs. Anna Howard was not dis
appointed. She found an entire
and complete array of material
before she had left the cab which
was to convey her within Bight of
the "seamy Bide."
In Harrison street police court
today she asserted she had been
robbed by Ilobert Pie of J7OO and
had been Injured by him. She
engaged the cab and Pie was em
ployed as cicerone. They decided
to visit the West Side "levee" In
order to get first Impressions.
It is alleged by Mrs. HowarU
that Pie seized and chloroformed
her, after which he took diamond
rings, valued at 1700, from her eara
CAR CRASHES INTO
; THREE PERSONS INJURED ON
:, - , ECHO MOUNTAIN
CROWD THROWN INTO PANIC
Mrs. W. 0. Morton Saved From Pos.
slble Death by Head Banker
Cooper— Other Narrow
Mrs. William Owen Morton of
553 South Hope street, Los An
geles; several ribs fractured and
left arm severely bruised.
C. V. Cooper of Portland, Ore.;
arm and hand severely bruited.
W. J. Whltlock, of Pueblo, Colo.;
Three pemons Injured and nearly 100
others panic-stricken. is a result of an
accident which occurred on Echo moun
tain shortly, before noon yesterday.
That someone was not killed Is re
garded as little short of a miracle, for
In the rush of a throng of Woodmen to
board one of the moving cars on the
Alpine tavern electric line the people
were crowded In between the tracks and.
a stone wall, a distance of six feet
While they were pushing and shoving j
madly to keep out of the way of the
oncoming car Mrs. William Owen Mor
ton, wife of the recent Democratic can
didate for congress in this district, and
C. V. Cooper, head banker of the Wood
men of the World, narrowly escaped
death. Mrs. Cooper was rescued Just
in time to save her from a fall which
might have resulted seriously," and W. J.
Whltlock, a delegate to the Woodmen's
convention in Los Angeles, sustained a
painful bruise on one of his ankles.
Mrs. Morton was saved from death by
Mr. Cooper, who pulled her from harm's
Victims Brought Here
The victims of the accident were
taken to Alpine tavern, where their in
juries were treated. Later In the day
they were brought to L->s Angeles, -Mrs. ■
Morton being, ta'fcen Vto her , hoYne ' and ;
the others to their respective hotels.', '
There is a substation at Echo moun
tain where the incline railway cars of.
the Mount Lowe line meet the Alpine
tavern electric cars. A stone wall
several feet in height runs along the
side of the mountain and there is a 15
foot trail on the outside of the wall.
This was built to safeguard pedestrians,
ns there is a steep slope of the moun
tain at the edge of the pathway.
About 100 persons, mostly Woodmen
and their families who had gone to
Mount Lowe for a day's outing, were
waiting in the six-foot path between
the wall and the tracks of the electric
road for the Alpine tavern cars. As .
•these cars only accommodate about
thirty persons each there was, of course, «
a rush when one approached.
Car Backed "Down
The car, which, It is said, was backing
down at the rate of about four miles
an hour, carried a trailer. This waa in
front, and the conductor appeared on
(Continued on Face Two.)
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Cloudy on
Thursday; light showers in . the
mountains; fresh south winds.
Maximum temperature In Los An.
geles yesterday, 67 degrees; mini,
mum, 52 degrees. _■ .
I— ls nearing Penang.
2 — Advocates open door.
3 — Noble woman dies.
s—Southern5 — Southern California news.
6— Editorial. BVSB
7 — Visits new club grounds.
8.9 — Classified advertisements.
10 — Sports.
12 — May not build viaduct
Pawnbroker fallH to Identify Nan Patter
eon's hrolher-ln-law as purcha«er of pistol.
Japaneae diplomat advocatu "open door"
for China at New York banquet
FUtKburs millionaire mistaken for burglar
Charles M. Schwab complete* ajreftrnem
with ltussla to r*coiißtruct h«r navy.
Strike ot Volga dock laborers causes «er>
ous freight blockade.
Countess Tolstoy urges mothers of the
manses to work toe peace.
Tax Collector Kdward J. Smith of San
Frum-lsco la a heavy defaulter.
1 il. McMahill of Ban Joae arrested on
charge of misappropriating funds.
Washed out tracks on the Sauta Fa are r«
pulrod and trains are running.
Three persons injured In accident on Echo
m Mrs!"i"annah Graves Bath, well known for
work) of charity, passes away.
MinUter die* after afty-eight year* In tha
Permanent bridge over river at Seventh
street may not be constructed.
itmanu prisoner who leaped from train
and was killed Tuesday night thought to
have vlanned suicide In court.
, Bait Lake road to give «l«ty. eight-hour
freUht service to Salt Lake City.
IMrtctors of Bait Lake road hold meeting.
Hays case will go to Jury today.
Hot politics brewing In Wednesday Morn
'"toe's'l' detectives searohtng for Tax ■ Co»» .
lector Bmttb ot 6an FraucUca.