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Los Angeles Herald.
VOL. XXXII, NO. 2a6.
LOCAL VOYAGER HAS NARROW
FLIES 5000 FEET ABOVE EARTH
Grant Morton Dangles In Space for
an Hour In Seml-Consclous Con
dition, Clinging to
Dangling in a semi-conscious condi
tion nearly five thousand feet above
the heads of a breathless multitude,
Grant Morton, aeronaut, clung tenaci
ously to the trapeze of his balloon, and
finally alighted In the back yard of a
residence at 535 East Twelfth street,
Despite the fact that he was bleed-
Ing profusely from several wounds In
his head and arms, Morton braced his
foot in the crossbar in such a way
that even if he had bled to death dur
ing his journey, his body would have
been found still fast to the balloon.
For some time Mr. Morton has per
formed aerial feats of exceptional dar
ing before admiring crowds at Chutea
park. Until yesterday he has always
been fortunate enough to escape seri
ous Injuries, and even then the mis
hap was not due to any fault of his.
The accident occurred at about 5
o'clock, when hundreds of people, all
eager to see the daring navigator start
on his perilous fly through space,
crowded about the inflated balloon. J
The word was passed that all was in
I readiness, and at a given signal the
attendants cut the cords that held the
huge balloon to the ground.
Deep Gashes in Head
Morton grasped the bar of his tra
peze and like a shot was hurled aloft.
Unfortunately, however, the guide pole,
which is used to hold the balloon In
place, struck Morton as he passed, in
f fllctlng deep gashes in his head and
The crowd that had witnessed that
accident, stood in breathless silence,
expecting to see Morton fall from his
perilous position and dashed to pieces
at their feet. Silently they watched
the limp figure of the man, as It grew
smaller and smaller, until he seemed
. a mere speck \in the sky,
'•Upon being struck by the guide pole,
Morton realized that he was seriously
injured, and finding his senses gradu
allly leaving him, he wrapped one foot
about the rope of his trapeze.
"'. In this position he sailed on and on,
drifting .with the wind until the hot
air of the balloon, finally exhausted,
caused it to sink gradually until It lit
in the yard on" Twelfth street.
Morton was taken to the general
emergency hospital, where he was
treated for his injuries.
It was found that, though unconsci
ous, Morton was not suffering from
fatal wounds, and will recover in a few
OUTLAW WOUNDS FOUR v, >
FRENCH POLICE OFFICERS
Gendarmes Forced to Blow Up House
Where Criminal Takes Refuge
By Associated Press.
PARIS, May 14.— The sjege of the
house in the village of Usseau, depart
meut of Deux-Sevres, which an outlaw
heavily armed held in defiance of the
authorities, was brought to a conclu
sion this morning when a lieutenant of
engineers placed a charge of melinite
against the house. The soldiers form-
Ing a cordon withdrew to a safe dis
tance, the bugles were sounded and
the melinite was exploded, destroying
half the building. Then the gendarmes
rushed in, only to find that the outlaw
' In the meantime a commotion among
the enormous crowd assembled about
the house had been occasioned by the
outlaw's appearance among them. The
people seized and tried to lynch him,
and the gendarmes with difficulty
rescued him and conveyed him to the
hospital in a serious condition. The
prisoner was formerly a gamekeeper
and . Is charged with shooting and
wounding his late employer. During
the siege he wounded four gendarmes.
ZIMMERMAN'S BODY IS
FOUND AT SUNSET BEACH
of Man Drowned at San
Pedro Early In May Come
BpcoTal to The Herald. '
SANTA ANA. May 14.— The body of
Joseph J. Zimmerman of Plttsburg,
wh'^e accidental death occurred while
sal'/lng In Ihe Sun Pedro bay the early
part of thla month, was found yester
day at Sunset Beach. Workmen saw
the corpse on the shore and from cards
in the pockets It was identified as that
• of Zimmerman. An inquest conducted
at Smith & Son's parlors here today
found th^ death came by drowning.
'Zimmerman, one of a party of six,
tvas taking a pleasure cruise in the San
Pedro bay when the boat tipped over.
.The. other flve clung to the craft and
, were rescued, but Zimmerman was
never seen. The body wa» badly de-
. composed by Its long stay in the water.
FORMER AMERICAN MINISTER HOME FROM CHINA
E. H. CONGER
CLAIMS SHE IS CARLOTTA,
SECURES $40,000 IN BOSTON
Woman Makes Dupes Believe She
Will Succeed to Austrian Throne .
and Secures Contributions
By Associated Frees.
BOSTON, May 14.— A woman who
claimed to be Carlotta, wife of Maxi
milian, former Emperor of Mexico, and
brother of Francis Joseph, < present (
Emperor of Austria, has, according to
the Herald," left the city after securing
$40,000 from members of the Italian col
ony on the pretense that she was right
fully claimant to the Austrian throne.
"She Is," the Herald says, "being
sought by over 100 j residents of • the
North End district, who % for almost
eight years have been- paying her
money ; to enable her, as they sup
posed, to gain possession of. the Aus
trian throne, upon which event ; tak
ing place she promised that those who
helped her would be made ministers an!
nobles and be given vast^estates. One
woman, the wife of a prominent Italian,
gave her $3000 on the; strength of the
promise that she "should be made a
duchess. An organ grinder contributed
a few hundred dollars, all his Bavings,
with the understanding that he would
be made court musician.. Others con
tributed tens and hundreds on similar
"Many Italian citizens secretly visited
her at her royal head quarters, a hand
somely furnished room in a dwelling
house on the corner of two south enj
streets, where the pseudo queen sat on
an Imposing throne, resplendent In red
cloth 1 and tinsel and graciously allowed
them to kiss her hand on the occasions
on which they brought her tributes of
money. ' At each ' Bide ■ of the throne
stood couriers and a bodyguard who
clanked stage arms.
"Mysterious secrets such as would
overthrow the present Austrian ruler
were credited to this woman. When
she appeared In Boston eight years ago
it was mysteriously whispered among
the few in the North End that Car
lotta, sister-in-law of Emperor Francis
Joseph, was In Boston in , disguise,
having escaped from Brussels, where
she had for many years been confined
in an asylum.
"When they were told -that Carlotta
had come here to, collect a few faithful
followers on whom she could rely, and
enough money to return to 'Austria
and use In connection with her all
powerful, secrets, and that those who
aided her would bask, when she gained
the throne, in her royal • favor, the
Italians believed' their fortunes were
made. ■ .
"Carlotta's aides In this vast enter
prise were a number of- select and
dashing young men of various nation
alities, among whom was one Moriarlty,
who represented himself to be Crown
Prince Rudolph, eldest son of Emperor
Francis Joseph, who in January, 1889,
"Latterly the Italians had become
suspicious and began to hint openly
that Carlotta and her henchmen were
delaying matters. Recent visits to the
throne room disclosed that the woman
had left." \ ' >
' STRIKE IS ENDED
By Associated Freu. v -
WASHINGTON, May, 14.— The strike
of the . 14.000 agricultural laborers In
Porto Rfco has ended, according to a
cablegram received today by President
Qompers of tj>e 'American Federation
of ! Labor from ' Santiago Iglesiaß, the
organizer* of the federation. . .
LOS ANGELES, CAL- MONDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1905.
ELECTRIC CAR PASSENGERS
IN PANIC ■ '
RIOT FOLLOWS THE ACCIDENT
Strike Is Certain to Spread' Today.
Forty Thousand Teamsters Ex.
pected to Join Movement
Within Week ( .
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, May 15.— Responding to
a riot call from policemen who were
unable to cope with a mob of strike
sympathizers last night, a patrol wagon
hurrying at full speed to the scene,
collided with a crowded street car,
seriously injuring nine persons and
bruising a, dozen others.
■Regardless of the victims of the
wreck the assailants of a detective and
a non-union man, . whose actions had
caused the appeal for police protection,
continued their attack until calls
brought a score of policemen, who were
compelled to fight their way through
the • mob attracted by ; the wreck
The police used their clubs freely
and arrested fifteen men who were
seen throwing stones or threatening the
Strike Sure to Spread
Unless compromises are offered by
all the opposing Interests in the fight
now in progress In Chicago between
capital and labor, the teamsters' strike
wlllspread many fold during the next
The refusal of the teamsters' joint
council, representing 35,000 union
drivers, to accede to the demands of
the Chicago Team Owners' association
to handle merchandise for all business
houses having contracts with the mem
bers of the owners' organization with
out discriminating against the firms in
volved. In the present strike, has
brought the controversy to a point
where a speedy settlement will have
to be made to prevent an extension of
After receiving the announcement of
the teamsters' Joint council refusing to
obey the ultimatum of the Team Own<
ers' association a meeting of the latter
organization was 'hold and it was de
cided to give the teamsters until to
night to consider the proposition.
The Chicago Joint Liverymen's asso
ciation has beeorrie Involved in the
trouble, as a strike nf the 2000 drivers
employed by this organization Is immi
nent. . The trouble was brought about
by the union cab drivers refusing to
carry patrons of the association to the
strike-bound department stores.
Slugging Methods Exposed
Should this strike be called it will in
volve the heurse drivers, , and, It was
said tonight, would necessitate the use
of mounted guards to escort funerals
to outlying cemeteries should; it be ne
cessary to use non-union drivers.
Another death was added to the list
of strike victims today. In a contro
versy arising out of the strike, between
John Cahill 'and two companions, with
James Jennings, colored, the latter was
shot in tin.' head and killed. Cahill,
who did the shooting and who is under
arrest, declares that he killed the negro
P. ' Lagrogorls, an owner of a lunch
wagon In front of which the shooting
took place, was attacked by friends of
Jennings later and beaten until he was
unconslcous. ' Lagrogoris' condition is
eerlous and he will probably die.
A wholesale exposure of the extent
and methods of professional "slugging"
la expected by the police, to be the re
milt of. revelations connected with the
murder of Charles J. Carlstrom, a wa
gon worker, for which eight men are
under arrest. '
FROM THE ORIENT
WILL LEAVE IMMEDIATELY FOR
TALKS OF NEUTRALITY CASE
Saya China Has Always Adhered
Strictly to the Requirements
I3y Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Mny 14.— E. 11.
Conger, formerly American minister to
China nnd who wns recently appointed
ambnssador to Mexico, arrived today
on the. steamer Siberia from the Orient.
Mrs. Conger accompanied him. It 13
Mr. Conger's intention to proceed
almost Immediately to the City of
Mexico, unless he receives orders to the
contrary, but Mrs. Conger will first re
turn to her home at Dps Molries, lowa.
Mr. Conger snld that he left diplo
matic matters In China In a very satis
factory condition. On the question of
China's neutrality In the Russo-Japan
ese war he said:
"China has always been disposed to
maintain the strictest neutrality be
tween warring nations and although
there has been considerable criticism
from both Japanese and Russian
sources, I believe that the Chinese gov
ernment has never shown partiality one
way or the other but has always ad
hered strictly to the requirements of
Mr. Conger was asked concerning the
periodic rumors of another boxer up
rising and replied:
"There Is absolutely no truth In such
reports. There is no danger of another
boxer outbreak. Of course there are
occasional troubles In the interior, but
they arise from purely local' causes
which have no bearing whatever upon
the presence of foreigners. There is
no organized movement in China
against the foreign people. There never
has been a time .in the history of the
country when' the government ' was
niore ready, -or better prepared to . put
down any Incipient organized effort that
might be directed against resident for
OTHER PASSENGERS NARROW
SWITCH WAS FOUND OPEN
Cars Going at Lively Speed Crash
Into Each Other at Corner
of Sixth and Olive
Through an almost phenomenal bit of
good fortune but three people received
slight Injuries . yesterday afternoon
when two cars, crowded with passen
gers and running at a high rate of
speed, crashed Into each other at the
corner of Sixth and Olive streets.
The collision occurred at about 3:15
yesterday afternoon when southbound
Washington street car No. 280 struck a
private car, knocking it oft the track
and smashing nearly every one of Its
The accident was due to the careless
ness of the, conductor of a preceding
car, who fa'fled to close a switch after
hlB car passed, it is sajd.
So great was the velocity of the col
lision that It was* a wonder that many
people were not killed instead of being
slightly injured. The list of the pas
sengers who were hurt is as follows:
Mrs. Langley, 311 Orand avenue, cut
about the head and face and badly
shaken up; Ed Foster, an employe of
the city hall, both legs badly bruised,
and Mrs. J. 15. Robbins, who lives at
311 Boyd street, knee cut open by a
Mrs. Langley Is considered to be In
the most serious condition of any of
the passengers. While she did not re
ceive any injuries that may prove fatal,
she was so excited over the shock that
it was feared she might develop ner
CONCERT HALL GIRL
KILLS A HIGHWAYMAN
,By Associated I'iem.
• CHICAGO, May 14.— Eva Dakln,
'. a' concert hall linger, shot and
| killed one of two men. who at
' tacked her today and tried to rob
I her. The man she killed was
•recognized later by detectives as
! Charles Bennett. ,.; k ,
COMMANDING TROOPS IN JOLO REBELLION
GEN. LEONARD WOOD '
NO DEMONSTRATION MARKS
FEW OUTBREAKS REPORTED
Girl Students at Vasslli Islands Sing
"Marseillaise" and Are Brutally
Slashed and Beaten by .
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 15, 12:30 a.
in. — The widely heralded May day dem
onstrations In St. Petersburg were a
complete fiasco, and reports from Mos
cow and the provinces indicate that
order reigned on • Sunday generally
throughout the entire extent of Rus
Minor disorders are reported at Re
val, Klshlneff and one or two other
places, but up to midnight no reports^
ot serious tumults or loss of life hay.?
been received, nnd the attempt of the
scclal democrats and social revolu
tionists to signalize May duy by great
anti-government demonstrations ap
pears to have been a thorough failure.
Dispatches from Tiflis, SaratofC, Cron
stadt, Rostov-On-Don, Kieff, Vologoda,
Tomsk and other cities say the work
men observed the day as a holiday;
that the shops were closed and that
quiet was not disturbed.
In St. Petersburg the day was passed
in almost perfect quiet, and happily
without a drop of bloodshed. The
revolutionaries found It impossible to
execute the program of demonstra
tions and bomb throwing.
Weather a Deterrent
Governor General TrepofC handled
the situation firmly, but with a view
to avoiding collisions, and made his
dispositions skilfully. Squads of Cos
sacks patrolled the streets, reserve*
being held out of sight in courtyards,
and the guard r-eglments were retained
under arms in their barracks, but there
was no occasion to call out either.
Mo^e or less tension and agitation
were apparent in the Industrial quar
ters among workmen promenading
under the eyes of Cossacks with whips
in their hands, but otherwise the city
wore almost, a normal appearance.
The weather, which was cold and raw,
perhaps acted as a deterrent of trou
ble, as Russians dislike physical dis
At the Preobrajensky cemetery,
where the principal meeting In honor
of "The January Martyrs," as the vic
tims of "Red Sunday" are popularly
called, had been advertised a scanty
crowd, largely composed of curiosity
seekers, assembled. Cossacks dispersed
the crowd, the more aggressive of
whom sang the Marseillaise as they
were crossing the fields. This defiance
was met by a charge of Cossacks, who
used their whips freely, Inflicting many
nasty Injuries. KH^4K
There was a similar incident on Vas
slll Island, where a 1a 1 dozen students,
mainly girls, raised the Marseillaise and
gathered a crowd. Coßsacks cantered
up and dispersed the crowd with whips,
seeming to take special pleasure in
slashing the girl students with their
whips. ; ,■■
The day wound up with a tumult in
one of the people's parks, where, while
merrymakers were dancing Russian
national dances, ■ agitators, scattered
proclamations among the . crowd and
drove a scanty guard, of police into a
shallow artificial lake. Cossacks cam*
up at a gallop wielding their whips, res
cued the police and made numerous ar
rests. It was noticeable that the Cos
sacks roda at wide intervals, evidently
(ovulluu«4 «» I'M* Two.*
PRISE: DAILY, BY CARRIER. 65 CTS. PER MONTH
DAVIS IS DEAD
FAMOUS SINGER SUDDENLY
HEART DISEASE IS CAUSE
Was Taken 111 Friday and Grew
Rapidly Worse Until She Ex.
plred Early Yesterday
By Associated Trcns.
CHICAGO, May 14.— Jessie Bartlett
Davis, .the well known opera singer,
died suddenly at her home in this city
today, nged"46 years, of heart disease,
produced by nephritis. She was taken
ill on Friday and on Saturday morning
became unconscious, 'from which she
never recovered. . When her physicians
first- diagnosed her illness as nephritis
on Friday no alarming symptoms were
apparent, but Saturday morning she
grew suddenly worse and continued to
sink until 6:30 this morning, when she
died. : ■,',:-
Mrs. Davis first became prominent
on the stage while she was connected
with the Bostonlnris. Her first engage
ment on the stage was in the role of
Buttercup In "Pinafore," about thirty
After being connected with the Bos
tonians for nearly ten years Mrs. Davis
severed her connection with that or
ganization in 1901, when she entered
vaudeville. Her last regular engage
ment in opera was with Francis Wil
son's company In "Ermine" last year.
Mrs. Davis was the wife of "Will J.
Davis, the well known theatrical man
of this city.
MRS. ROBINSON, "VEILED
MURDERESS," IS DEAD
Has Been in Prison since 1853 for
Murder— Never Revealed
Her True Name
By Associated Press.
NEWBURG, N". V.,' May 14.— Mrs.
Henrietta Robinson, 89 years old, who
was known as the "veiled murderess,"
died at the Mattewan state hospital
today. She was convicted of the mur
der of Timothy Lanagan and Cather
ine Lubee in Troy, in 1853.
During the trial she wore a heavy
veil and she said that she would rather
have any verdict pronounced than to
remove it. At the close of the trial
she drew the veil for an Instant, and
smiling to the jury, again drew it. She
was sentenced to be hanged on June 15,
1853. Her sentence was afterwards com
muted. ' She was sent to the Auburn
state hospital for the Insane in 1873 and
later transferred to Mattewan.
When a few days ago It was certain
she must die the physicians endeavored
to have her reveal her identity, which
she had kept hidden since her commit
ment. She refused, saying that she had
kept the secret for fifty years and might
as well let It die with her. Only once
in her long captivity did she ever re
veal anything about herself, and then
she told a physician that she came from
the English royal family.
ADMIRAL DEWEY RETURNS
TO WASHINGTON HOME
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 14.— Admiral
and Mrs. Dewey reached Washington
late this afternoon from their brief
visit to New Tork and went directly to
their city residence. The admiral still
suffers from a tore throat and cold In
the 'chest which he contracted while
away, and after being given medical
attention he retired for the night. It
Is believed that the Indisposition is but
GEN. WOOD LEADS
TROOPS IN FIGHT
NATIVES OF JOLO IN FIERCE
OVER 300 KILLED IN BATTLE
Pala, Notorious Slave Trader, With
600 Followers, Surrounded In
Swamp— Outlaws Prefer
Death to Capture
By Anseolated Press.
MANILA. May IB.— Fierce flghtlnfl
has been going on the past two weeks
In the island of Jolo between the out
law Moro chief Pala with 600 well
armed followers and troops under the
personal command of MaJ. Oen. Leon
ard Wood. Pala's losses thus far are
300 killed, while those of Oen. Wood ara
seven killed and nineteen wounded.
Pala and .his remaining followers, lv
accordance with Moro traditions prefer,
death to capture.
Oen. Wood with detachments from
the Fourteenth cavalry, the Seven
teenth, Twenty-second, twenty-third In
fantry, and constabulary scouts has
driven Pala and his followers into a
swamp which has been surrounded.
Pala was a noted slave trader and
warrior when the Americans occupied
the islands. Later he escaped with his
followers to the island of Pula Sekar,
near Borneo. One of Pala's leaders de
serted and took refuge in the British
settlement at Lahad. Pala discovering
his whereabouts, landed with a follow
ing and demanded of the British magis
trate that he turn the deserter over to
him. The * demand was not complied
with and Pala ordered a massacre.
Twenty-five persons, Including several
British were killed. Pala escaped to
the island of Jolo and organized tha
It is reported that the Borneo author
ities requested Gen. Wood to apprehend
Pala dead or alive and turn him over
ALL QUIET AT WARSAW
Cordon of Troops Surrounds Jewish
By Associated Press.
WARSAW, May 14, Midnight.—Sun
day passed quietly at Lodz and in "War
saw. Strong forces of troops guarded j
the Jewish district throughout the city.
The Socialists are reported to be try
ing their utmost to create new strikes,
but the workmen are disinclined to en
gage in such a conflict
NEW YORK BANKER IS
HIGHLY HONORED IN FRANCE
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 14.— The French
government has charged Ambassador
Jusserand with the duty of Informing
James Stillman, president of the City
National bank of New Tork city, that
the superior council of instruction in
France has voted unanimously to en
grave Mr. Stillman's name on the 'walls
of the Kcole dcs Beaux Arts at Paris.
THE DAFS JEWS
Southern California — Fair Mon
day; continued warm; light north
wind. Maximum temperature In
Los Angeles yesterday, 83 degrees.
Minimum, 54 degrees.
I— Hangs to balloon by one foot.
2 — Wreckers ditch Santa Fe train*
3— Postoffice site almost cleared.
4 — Church services.
s—Southern5 — Southern California news.
6 — Editorial.
7 — Wine of Old and New Testament
B—Sports.8 — Sports.
9 — Mining.
10.11 — Classified advertisements.
12 — Burbank offers pastoral drama.
Mrs. Henrietta Robinson, the "veiled tnur
doross." Is dead.
Wreckers ditcli Santa Fe train near Em
Jennie Bartlett Davis, tha famous open
singer, dUs suddenly.
Japanese admiralty gtrAs detailed account of
movement of lltmulun sliliu since French neu
French police blow down house with melenlta
to drive out desperado.
Gen. Leonard Wood personally leads troops
In campaign against rebels In Inland ot Join.
Auto boat race fn.iu Algiers to Toulon la
stopped by heavy sturm, which sinks or dis
ables the boats.
' .;V COAST
Remains of J. Zimmerman, drowned at Ban
Pedro early In May, coma ashore at Sunuet
Trolley car strikes automobile In San Fran
clsuo and Injures eight persons.
Defaulting Tax Collector Smith reaches San
Negro porter invites four friends to try
on "Hunday-go-to-tneetlngs" In tailoring
Three person* Injured In street car col
lision at Blxth and Olive streets.
Important questions to tie decided by city
Aeronaut dangles 8000 feet above earth In
semi-conscious condition, clinging tenaci
ously to balloon trapese with one foot.
Hunter accidentally killed.
l'olloe to close all "blind pigs" In city.
Oldest horse In fire department receive*
Uunday school Institute open* at St. Paul* .
I'ipwortu league celebrates sixteenth an- ■ .
ulvwrsury. H* a *j«MMNMqMO*MNt««jH
New Twelfth street electrlo Una open*
today. ■ • •-■•■ ! i
Judga John D. Work* attacks stand, taken
by M. • & M. association on saloon question.
Angelenos swelter In heat, , and beach
Mystery surround* ca*e at 'hospital.
<■. Donna Ourney's mother said to htvikwl
Influence over murderer BrUatmaa,'