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LOS ANGELES HERALD
VOL. XXXII. NO. an.
B. W. MUIR HAS P. I. SEPUL
VEDA ■ARUr.STfcD -
WIFE MAY SUE FOR DIVORCE
Trials and Tribuhtl-jr** ( f the Late
John A. Mulrs Widow, Who
Married Young Spaniard, Said
to Be Numerous
P. J. Bepulveda of Long Beach, the
youngr husband of the widow of the
late John A. Mulr of Los Angeles, la
In the county Jail, charged by his step
son, D. W. Mulr, with having forged
his wlfe'sname to a check for $200 on
the First National bank of this city.
In Long Beach the Mulr boys declare
their mother will commence action for
divorce at once.
Bepulveda was married to Mrs. Mulr
shortly after the death of her husband,
a little over a year ago, and since that
time, it is alleged, she has had no end
of trouble with her youthful spouse.
It Is asserted that Sepulveda has been
cruel to her.
Arrested Once Before
In the complaint filed yesterday B.
W. Mulr alleges that the check bearing
the forged name of his mother was
drawn March 11 and cashed by the
State Bank and Trust company *of LO3
Angeles, and that the forgery was dis
covered when the paper was sent back
to the Long Beach bank and payment
refused. At the time Sepulveda was
arrested by complaint of the State
bank, but as Mrs. Sepulveda de
posited a sum in the Long Beach bank
sufficient to cover the check her hus
band was released.
Shortly after the first arrest, alleges
the new complaint, Mrs. Sepulveda
was Induc6d to deed in trust to her
husband a <lot at Sixth place, Long
Beach, valued at $8500, and it is
claimed that he sold it without author
ity. The Sepulvedas then made a trip
east and It was not until their return
that Mrs. Sepulveda discovered her lot
had been sold.
Mulr alleges that about the same
time he and his brother discovered that
Sepulveda was abusing their mother
and decided it was time to call a halt.
They" declared that Sepulveda has se
creted some diamonds belonging to
his wife, so yesterday secured a search
warrant and got possession of the
Old Charge Revived
Yesterday the old forgery charge
was revived and Sepulveda was again
arrested. He was arraigned before
Justice of tile Peace Brayton and his
bail fixed at $1500. The examlnatioin
was set for May 6 at 10 a. m.
When Sepulveda and Mrsj. Muir
were married, ' April 7, 1904, In Los An
geles, there was considerable attention
attracted to the case because Sepul
veda had said he was marrying Mrs.
Mulr to protect her from her sons. The
Muirs now declare their mother has
had enough of Sepulveda's kind of pro
tection and that she will sue for di
Mrs. Sepulveda's first husband was
one of the best known railroad men In
the southwest, having been division
superintendent of the Southern Pacific,
and at the time of his death general
manager of the Los Angelea Railway
At tho time of the marlage Mrs. Muir
was .about 60 years old, while Sepul
veda was less than half her age.
LONE HIGHWAYMAN HOLDS
>?• UP ML HAMILTON STAGE
By Areoclatel Press.
SAN JOSE, April 29.— This evening,
about 6 o'clock, two Mount Hamilton
stages and a private surrey were held
up by a lone bandit, heavily masked
and armed, between Smith's creek and
Mount Hamilton observatory.
There were about twenty people In
the stages and these were ordered to
alight and deliver up their valuables.
The robber felt the pockets of each
person and when he heard the jingle
of money relieved the owners of it.
The drivers were not moleßted and
were permitted to remain on, their
About $30 and some rings and
watches were taken. Posses are In pur
suit of the desperado.
Among those who were of the party
are the following: 11. T. Pitkln, San
Francisco; Mrs. F. A. Harndon nnd
Miss Nora Harndon of Alameda; Mr.
and Mrs. J. K. Huell and family, San
Jose; Miss Jean Forgens, Sunta Cruz;
TLouls Hoenig, Lockport, New York,
and A. H. Sharp of Oakland, Indiana.
A telephone message at midnight
from Mount Hamilton states that a
second bandit appeared to aid tho first
jnan wh|le he was still holding up the
jprowd. Two school teachers from New
England were in the party. The wutch
of one of them was taken, but she
pleaded for Its return, saying it was a
keepsake from her mother. The robber
bowed most politely and returned the
watch, . saying he had a mother him
self and was not taking any keepsakes.
The bandits, it is said, mounted and
rode rapidly away after the hold-up,
LETTERS OF SENATOR AND WIFE CAUSE OF SUIT
MRS. T. C. PLATT
FAIR CO-EDS TIRE
OF OPPOSITE SEX
RESOLVE NOT TO WASTE ANY
TIME WITH MEN -
FORM "OLD MAIDS'" LEAGUE
Henceforth, Declare Young Women
of Occidental, Tears and Plead
ings of Youthful Swain Will
Ah, then— No men.
With this for a slogan, coupled with
a determination to never, never have
anything* to do with men, thirty of the
fairest of tho Occidental co-eds have
formed an Old Maids' league and
henceforth the tears and the pleadings
of the youthful swnln will go unheaded.
Independence is the rule today, tomor
row and, yes, forever more.
It matters not a bit that these par
ticular young women have none of
those qualities usually attributed to the
old maid. They are determined and
that ends It. As yet none of them have
succeeded In developing abnormal fond
ness for cats, a crop of wrinkles or a
hankering after tea and solitude. On
the contrary they are determined to
have all the fun that can be had, only
the unforunate boys are not to share
College students of the mnle persua
sion have fallen beneath the ban.
Whether they have clone anything to
bring themselves so much disfavor his
tory does not relate, but rumor Is cur
rent that these same young men are
not gifted with a fitting appreciation
of the charms of co-eds and thus the
Want No Escorts
The girls have resolved henceforth
to appear at public functions and at
college nffairs* In a body. Their first
appearance was made recently, when
thirty members attended the oratorical
contest given In the college chapel. The
first four front rows were reserved by
them, and after the larger part of the
audience had been seated the "old
(young) maids" filed in, one by one,'
and marched to the front of the au
They were greeted with smiles, but
the audience refrained from making
any open demonstration until the sub
ject of the last speaker's oration was
"Wanted — A Man" read the chair
man and then the climax came.
Cheers and handclapplng from every
side of the room and all eyes were
turned on the four front rows. The
"old maids" with dignity befitting their
determination never moved a muscle —
at least not then.
When the judges had made their
awards and the company had disband
ed then came the time for the girls.
In the seclusion ni' the home of one
of the members, seated around a table
laden with good things to eat, they
talked It all over, the league and tho
boys and other things. Then, not con
tent with merely talking it, they gave
vent to their enthusiasm by giving the
slogan of the club over and over, until
the room rang with "no men" and
It la rumored that the Old Maids'
league will appear at another function
very soon and It Is definitely announced
that "old maids' row" will be a per
manent institution in the chapel.
France Also Shaken
By Associated Pr»ss.
LYONS, France. April 29.—Earth
quake shocks were felt here and at
I'ontarller and Ocx between 2 and 3
o'clock this morning
LOS ANGELES, CAL., SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 30, 1905.
SENATOR T. C. PLATT
JURY RETURNS VERDICT UPON
PRISONER REMANDED TO JAIL
Will Be Sentenced Next Monday, Un.
less the Motion for a New
Trial Should Be
T!y Assnclnted Press. *
SACRAMENTO, April 23.— Harry
Bunkers, the expelled state senator
from San Francisco, was found guilty
as charged today, and unless a motion
for a new trial be allowed, he will be
sentenced to serve from one to fourteen
years in a state prison next Tuesday
morning at 10 o'clock. ,
When the verdict was returned
Bunkers paled. It was the first time
during the progress of the trial that he
gave evidence of feeling. ' Yet It was
not fear that was In his face; rather it
was an expression of incredulity. He
rallied quickly and during the discus
sion on the question of filing a new
bond, which finally resulted In his
being remanded to the sheriff and
locked up In the county Jail, he showed
only ordinary Interest In the pro
The court charged the Jury at 1 p. m.
and It retired at 1:38. It took five bal
lots. First, acquittal 3, blank one,
guilty 8; second, 9 to 3; third, 9 to 2;
fourth, 9 to 1; fifth, guilty.
At 8:05 the verdict was handed In.
The court fixed May 8, for sentence.
Subsequently, by request of defendant,
this was modified to read May 2, 10 a.
in. ' A motion in arrest of Judgment
will then be made, nnd If It Is denied
sentence will be pronounced.
Hunkers pleaded to be allowed to go
on his present bond, the district at
torney having moved that he be re
manded to the custody of the Bherlff.
The court said It was a question for
the district attorney who wus familiar
with all relations of the case, while the
court knew It only within the lines of
the trial. There Is a doubt, he said,
ap to tho present bond being good for
appearance to take Judgment, The
district attorney said that In view of
that doubt he would Insist upon his
motion and the court ordered the de
fendant Into custody.
The sheriff permitted him to go with
a deputy to telephone to his wife in
San Francisco, and soon after he was
, behind the bars in the county Jail. ,
CAUSE OF SUIT
YOUNG WOMAN BRINGS ACTION
SAYS SENATOR MADE LOVE
Mac C. ' Wood Demands Compensa.
tlon for Epistles Which She
Claim* She Was De.
Frx-cldl in The H.rnM.
OMAHA, Neb., 'April 29.— Mne C.
Wood, a former clerk In the poptofflre
department In Wnnhlngton, who whb
Raid to have , brought suit for breach
of promise against United States Sena
tor Thomas C. Platt, shortly before hlB
marriage to Mrs. Lillian T. Jnneway,
began action here today In the district
court against Robert Wynne, consul
general to London; William Loeb, sec
retary to President Koosi'velt nnd J.
Martin Miller, United States consul at
Aix la Chappelle, France.
She alleges they conspired and
wrongly deprived her of the manu
script of a book which she had com
piled, entitled "Love Letters of a
Boss," which was composed of ver
bntlm extracts from letters written to
her by Senator Platt; that defendants
hlao illegally deprived her of the orig
inal letters upon which the book was
based. She demands Judgment against
the defendants for $35,000 on the ground
that the manuscript nnd letters were
worth that amount as a foundation for
other literary products.
In the complaint filed today, which
apparently was written by Miss Wood,
she alleges that In 1003 she was engaged
to marry Platt and thnt he pretended
to be very much In love with her. On
April 15 of that year, she declares, when
the engagemont was nbout to be can
celled on account of tho senator's con
duct, In order to m;ike a living and ob
tain compensation for "peculiar humil
iation and persecutions," she deter
mined to publish verbatim autographs
of the "silly love expressions container]
In the said letters which were mixed
with political animosities and news."
She also prepared nnd added to the
mnnuserlpt her own replies to the sena
tor's letters as nearly as she could re
member them.' The defendants heard of
this, she says, and Miller, a detective,
was put on the case. Under a promise
that he could get the book published
she gave the manuscript to Miller.
Then he showed the secret service
credentials and ordered her to give up
all the letters written to her by Senator
Platt and Lillian T. Janeway. She says
she went to W. A. Hummell's house and
theYe turned over to Miller some of the
papers in her possession.
Secretary Taft Will Handle the Affair,
and if Accusations Stand the Re.
called Minister May Go .
WASHINGTON, April 29.— Secretary
Taft has received Instructions from the
president to call Minister Howen, now
at Caracas, to Washington; Minister
Russell, minister to Colombia, to Cara
cas, and Mr. Barrett, now minister at
Panama, to Colombia. It Is stated that
If Mr. Bow-en's action relative to the
charges affecting Assistant Secretary
Loomis are not subject to criticism it
Is the president's purpose to send him
ns minister to Chile and then probably
as ambassador to Brazil.
Mr. Howeri will make his statement to
Secretary Taft, who Is disposed to deal
with the case himself and not add It to
the bulk of Important business which
will confront the president on his return
to the capltnl.
Secretary Taft also sent a cablegram
to Minister , flowen today stating the
reasons for his summons to Washing
ton. They ure in brief: First, Mr.
Uowen had filed charges against Mr.
Loomis; second, the publication of
those charges In the New York Herald;
third, Mr. Loomis' completo denial;
fourth, Mr. Loomis' counter charge that
Mr, Bowen had secured that publica
tion, and, fifth, Mr. Loomis' desire to bo
confronted by Mr. Uowen here. The
secretary added: "If all goes well you
may return to the diplomatic scivlcl-."
CHICAGOS MAYOR TRIES TO BRING ABOUT PEACE
EDWARD E. DUNNE
ALL RUSSIA CELEBRATING
NO RIOT MARS THE FESTIVAL
Ceremonies Attended by Enormous
Masses of People, and Devout
Enthusiasm Is Manifested
on Every Side
r»y Associated l'ross.
ST. PETKHSBURG, April 30.— Easter
day, Russia's Kreutest day of Joy and
peace, wus ushered In with none of the
disorders and rioting that were dread
ed. As for centuries past the throngs
of the Russian faithful throughout the
empire gathered at midnight In and
around the cathedrals, churches and
shrines to greet the risen Lord, and to
mark the end of the Lenten gloom and
sadness of passion week with illuinliiil
'tions, the pealing of bells and shouts
of "Hallelujah! Christ is risen! He Is
risen indeed!" Nothing could better
Illustrate the deep devotion of the Rus
tiinn folk tlum the universal participa
tion In the midnight festival,
, Though for weeks the people had
been fed with rumors that the Ter
roists and Revolutionists intended to
signalize the festival with a series of
bomb outrages throughout the empire,
up to 3 o'clock this morning no In
stance of such an attempt, which would
bo sure to bring down upon the party
responsible, the execration of the united
Russian nation, has been reported and
it is believed the rumors were founded
only on fears.
The credulous authorities took pre
cautions on a grand scale, aft if ths
reports of plots to destroy the Easter
gladness wero true, and in Moscow
nnd other disaffected centers strong
forces of troops were held In readiness
for any possible emergency. Thfl
governors of practically nil the prov
inces have Issued proclamations de
claring that there is no basis for
alarm nnd the government has an
nounced Its ability and its intention to
preserve order throughout the week,
especially on Monday, when disorder
is chlelly apprehended.
Czar Did Not Attend
The nbsence of the emperor from
the midnight services in either of his
capitals diminished interest, but the
ceremonial wub carried out in all its
elaborateness and HtatelineHS.
The main feature of the service,
namely, the proc«ttslon of the clergy to
the tomb where the interment of the
gavlor was enacted on Friday afternoon
and the discovery thut the tomb is
empty, the search around the church
for the body of the missing Lord, and
the angelic proclamation, "He Is ris
en," which Is repeated by the priests
tCuuUuueU ou l'n«« Seven)
PRICE: DAILY. BY CARRIER. 65 CTS. PER MONTH
MANY KILLED BY
SIXTEEN LIVES ARE LOST IN
OTHER FATALITIES NEAR BY
Local Seminary Is Greatly Damaged
and One of the Teachers Has
Narrow Escape From
By Associated Press.
LAKEDO, Tex., April 29.— Sixteen
people were killed and scores injured
in Laredo by a tornado which tore
through the city late last night.
Rumors of others killed in places out
side Laredo are heard, but as yet lack
confirmation. The property damage Is
The damage wrought at the Laredo
seminary Is severe. Not one of the
group of magnificent buildings which
?c to make up that Institution, escaped
The escape from death of the teach
ers at present quartered In the institu
tion is considered miraculous, as the
walls of some of the buildings which
they occupied were completely demol
ished. Mrs. Eastly, one of the teach
ers, was heroically rescued by several
cadets of the Institution, who lowered
her by a rope from a second story.
She was badly bruised.
The Mexican National hospital build-
Ing had the roof lifted, from the edifice
and it will require much time to re
pair the building for patients.
A trip through the town falls to
show a locality that has not suffered
more or less from the storm. Trees,
fences, telegraph and telephone poles,
corrugated roofs, chimneys and walls,
and debris of all Imaginable kinds
strew the streets.
The city authorities are at work
clearing away the wreckage of the
Btorm and tonight the city began to
resume Its customary tranquil appear
ance. The lineman are at work en
deavoring to straighten out the tangle
of wires and It Is believed that within
two days the electric light service can
bo resumed. It is hoped to re-estab
lish telegraph communication at leust
partially within two days.
Fatalities In New Laredo
Conditions In New Laredo, across
the Itlo Grande river, are similar. It.
is not ofilclully known how many
dead or injured there are at that city,
but it Is stated there are five. The
live known dead added to the list of
dead on this side of the river would
bring the number of dead in both cities
up to twenty-one persons.
The storm made its appearance from
the Bouthweßt In the neighborhood of
Pampasaa. Mexico, seventy-two miles
(CuutluuuU uu I'ltgo *lwu.)
BILLS FOUND AGAINST THE
MEN ACCUSED OF CONSPIRACY
Mayor Dunne Appoints a Commute*
of Citizens, Who Will Endeavor
to Bring About an
By Associated Prea».
CHICAGO, April 29.— Twelve of the
labor leaders prominently Identified
with the teamsters' strike now In pro
gress In this city, were Indicted by the
grand Jury tonight.
This was the last day of the ses
sion of the grand Jury, and the in
dictments were returned to Judge Mc-
Ewen Just before the Jury adjourned.
Each indictment contains six counts
and charges the men with conspiracy.
13111 a were returned against the fol
lowing: Cornelius P. Shea, president
of the International Teamsters' union;
Hugh McGee, president of the Truck
Drivers' Union; Jeremiah McCarthy,
business agent of the Truck Drivers'
union; M. F. Kelly, president of the
Market Drivers' union; Charles Wild
Randt, secretary of the Teamsters'
Joint Council; George F. Rothen,
president of the Packing House Teams
ters' union; James B. Barry, president
of the Hallway Express Drivers' union;
John Smith, president of the Coal '
Drivers' union; Harry Lapp, business
agent of the Coal Drivers' union;
Charles Dold, president of the Chicago
Federation of Labor; Steven Sumner,
president of the Milk Drivers' union;
and J. \V. Young, business agent of
the Baggage and Parcel Drivers'
One count of the indictment charges
the defendants with conspiracy to pre
vent all persons not members of the
Teamsters' union from securing em
ployment as drivers. This Is described
In the count as being contrary to "pub
lic morals." Another count charges
conspiracy to prevent any union team
ster from picking up or delivering any
goods' from* Montgomery Ward & Co.
This Is called "trade morals." A third
count charges conspiracy to do an il
legal act, in that the teamsters were
warned not to do any work for Mont
gomery •• Ward & Co. The fourth
charges thnt the conspirators compell
ed the proprietor of the Windsor-
Clifton hotel to refuse certain guests
of the hotel because they were em
ployes of Montgomery Ward & Co.
The other indictments differ only In
Strike Still Spreads
The strike continued to spread today,
and a large number of teamsters em
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Southern California: Cloudy, un
settled weather Sunday; showers
in the mountains; fresh south
winds. Maximum temperature in
Los Angeles yesterday, 69 degrees;
minimum, 58 degrees.
I—Letters1 — Letters cause suit.
2 — Regard Morocco as open field.
3 — Alhambra's new high school.
4 — Compass errors corrected.
s—Southern5 — Southern California news.
6—lllumination6 — Illumination of Broadway.
7.9 — Sports.
1.3 — Real estate.
4.7 — Classified advertisements.
B—Real8 — Real estate.
9 — Markets.
10— Odd hotels for Portland fair.
s—Cables.5 — Cables.
6 — Family arrayed against actor.
B—Fast8 — Fast forging to the front.
Twolvp of thfi Chicago ntrlk« leaders Indicted.
Collision In South I'arollna kills four and
Inlurcs a si-ore of others.
Sixteen Hyps lost In Laredo. Tex., by tornado,
and iillht fatalities In neighborhood rumored.
Barter celebrated throughout Russia with
Hwltzorland alarmed. by earthquake shocks
extending over wide area.
Head of German mission to Morocco «»•
plains his country's attitude.
p j Hepuive.da charged with forgery by
hla 'ati'tiaun. U. \V. Mulr.
Aeroplane makes highly successful ascent
"Sfone "highwayman holds up Mt. Hamilton
•tago« and relieves »omo twenty persons ot
m Exp»l?ed Bonator' Hunkers found guilty.
p J Sepulveda. who married widow of
late John A. Mulr, charged with forging
wife's name to checks.
J'olli'e find big stock o( liquor In Central
* y vair co"cde y 'of Occidental college resolvt
not to waste any more time with men.
Civil engineer lnventscom|iasa course, cor
"impressive ceremonies attendant upon
prenentatlon of toy weapon to Mayor Thso.
""ornamental lights on Broadway to h*
lighted Monday night.
Actor foinpell.it to Imvi stag* or Us* hit