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VOL. XXXII, NO. 228.
PLAYS HAVOC WITH ALL THE
CANNOT EVEN COOK A MEAL
Owner Offers One Thousand Dollars
Reward for the Man Who Can
Cap Fuller-ton's Latest and
Greatest Oil Well
Bp'ClM to Tho Herald.
FULLERTON, May 16.— Charles Vic
tor Hall, owner of the new sprouting
oil well, has offered a reward of JIOOO
to the man who\Wlll successfully cap
The well hns continued to flow
almost continuously since Sunday and
has created havoc among the people
who live anywhere near It. They can
not get a square meal because they
are not allowed to start a fire on ac
count of the danger from gas. They
cannot Jo their washing because tho
spray from the gusher covers a region
of about a quarter of a mile square
round ' about. Clothing fresh from
the wash tub, that was hung out to
dry on the Graham-Loftus lease a
quarter of a mile away, on Monday,
was completely ruined.
The big ell that directed the flow to
one side has been worn through and
the stream pgaln shoots skyward at
an average flow of over 10,000 barrels
a day. An unsuccessful attempt was
made last night to cap the well by
putting on heavy timber, but the tim
ber weighed nothing as against tho
force of the mighty gusher.
Experienced oil men say there is
great danger that the well will be lost
entirely by cutting qjt the casing
with the immense quantity of sand and
rock that It is casting up. A great
many sightseers are taking advantage
of this opportunity to see what is con
ceded to be the greatest gusher ever
Btruck in the southern part of the
ELECTION RESULTS MIXED
Stockton Offices 'Divided Up Between
Republicans and Democrats
By Associated Press.
STOCKTON, May 16.— The city elec
tion In Stockton today surprised both
Republicans and Democrats by Its
mixed result. Republicans elected M.
J. Gardner as mayor over J. J. Qulnn
by 142 votes and also elected, T. N.
Moore assessor and one councilman at
large, F. A. Eckstrom. The Demo
crats elected three councilmen at large
an,d four in the wards, getting seven
of the eight councilmen composing the
new city council. The Democrats also
elected George Sievers as auditor and
Oscar Wright as superintendent of
MAY LEAVE HARRIMAN
B. A. Worthington Reported as Pass.
ing Into Gould's Service
Ey Associated Pi ess.
• PORTLAND, Ore., May 16.— 1t is re
ported here today that B. A. Worth
ington, vice president and general man
ager of the Harriman railway lines in
the northwest, has resigned and that
he will become general manager of the
Western Pacific railroad. While it is
impossible to confirm the report the be
lief among well Informed railroad men
in this city Is that the rumor la well
founded, although the local officials of
the Gould lines do not credit the report
that he will become general manager
of the Western Pacific.
ARE RESCUED WITH BOATS
Elkhorn River Overflows Banks and
Imprisons Eight Families
By Associated Press.
NORFOLK, Neb., May 16.— There
was a further rise of five Inches last
night in the already swollen Elkhorn
river here, flooding the east side and
causing a general exodus of families
from that part of the city. Eight fam
ilies were imprisoned by the surround
ing flood today and it was necessary to
rescue them with boats and wagons.
The north fork of the Elkhorn river,
which naturally is a narrow stream, is
now a mile wide.
WANT MORE TIME TO BID
ON LUMBER Fc R PANAIV.A
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 16.— The Port
land chamber of commerce has tele
graphed a protest to the purchasing
agent of the Panuma canat commission,
usklug for an extension of time for
consideration of lumber proposals be
yond May 19 and 26. These dates, if
maintained, will exclude Portland
firms from bidding on canal lumber
VETERAN WAR PACKER
• KILLED IN RUNAWAY
liy Associated Frc«».
ORO BLANCO, May 16.— John Uart
lett, better ,known as "Yank," was
killed yesterday in a runaway accidem.
Deceased was seventy-seven years of
agtt. He was at one time v famoutt
packer in Gen. Crook's liuluu wars in
Oregon and Arizona.
Los Angeles Herald.
RISKS LIFE TO KEEP HER APPOINTMENT
MIBO EVA BOOTH
PLANS OF LOCAL COMPANY
LOS ANGELES LEADS WORLD
General A. L. New Announces That
His Concern Will Soon Establish
Communication With Orient
and Other Centers
"It's a funny thing, this wireless
business, Isn't it?" And, while it has
been widely exploited in the press and
magazine, it is scarcely known and un
derstood outside the small circle of
scientists who have made it a study.
Its theory, its wonderful development
and its destiny are practically un
known to the general public. And yet
it remains the greatest achievement of
the twentieth century in scientific pro
gress and invention.
In the tests applied to wireless tele
graphy it has remained for Los An
geles to take the lead, and for th'J
past three and a half yeat3 commercial
messages have been flying between the
mainland and Santa Catalina island,
with only the electrical powers con
centrated in small stations on either
Bide of the water to shift them across
the brimy deep.
And now for the promised circling of
For many months the Pacific Wire
less company haa been considering
plans to establish communication with'
the Orient, and also to build a line of
stations through the Alaskan country.
Of course, an undertaking of the kind
requires much time and study, but it
is announced from the company's head
office that the question will be solved
within a very short while.
General A. L. New, vice president
and general manager of the Pacific
Wirless company, said yesterday that
the first leap made will, in nil prob
ability, be to Honolulu, Hawaiian
islands. Then will come the Philippine*,
China, Japan and on through to India,
graduating around the world.
"We feel confident," Bald General
New, "that we will succeed in beating
the Marconi company in the race now
being contested for the big goal."
RELEASED FROM JAIL
Bonds Fixed at Forty Thousand Dol.
lars, and the Man Goes From
Jail to His Home
By Associated Press,
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16.— Edward
J. Smith, the defaulting tax collector,
who was brought back from St. Louis
where he waß arrested, was released
from prison late tonight under $40,000
Superior Judge Lawlor fixed the
bonds at $25,000 on One Indictment
against Smith and $15,000 on the sec
ond. The sureties are C. G. Clinch,
Joseph L. Sehmitt and the Title and
Guarantee Trust company.
Accompanied by his brother, James
Smith, and his attorney, Smith went
from the prison to his home.
PUNISHED FOR CONTEMPT
President of Montana Mining Com.
pany Geta Forty Days
By Aafioclated Press.
HELENA, Mont., May 16.— Charles
Gyeman of Butte, representative In the
last legislature from Silver Bow county
and president of the Gyeman Mining
company of Butte, was adjudged guilty
of contempt of court by Judge Yuen In
the United States circuit court today
and sentenced to forty days in the
Silver Bow county Jail.
The court found that he had been
guilty of violating an injunction Issued
by Judge Knowles in April, 1904, direct
ing the Gyeman Mining company not
to -work the Kane shaft No. 1 in the
adjoining property of the Butte and
Boston company through the Oyeman
The cost of the contempt proceedings
were taxed up against the Qyeman
LOS ANGELES, CAL., WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1905.
FOLK TALKS ON
DECLARES IT IS ALARMINGLY
ONE OF OUR CHIEF. DANGERS
We Make Laws to Please the Moral
and Fall to Enforce Them _
to Please the Im.
By Associated Press.
ST. LOUIS, May 16.— Governor Folk
of Missouri, addressing the general
Baptist convention tonight, said:
"Missouri has an idea that means
the enforcement of law. Laws that
are not enforced add Just as much to
the support of good government a3
sores to do the strength of the human
body.' Law-breaking has become
alarmingly common. It is one of the
greatest dangers that confront free
government, for when all laws are
ignored there can be no such thing as
I ' "Many men obey the laws they like,
but think they have a political liberty
to disobey the laws that are obnoxious
to them. The trust magnate looks
with abhorrence on the pickpocket who
violates the larceny statue, but con
siders It entirely right to break the
laws against combinations and monop
olies. The boodler detests the law
breaking of the trusts, but considers
the law against bribery as an in
fringement on his personal liberty.
The dramshop keeper regards the law
against murder as good,' but the law
against operating his dramshop on
Sunday is, in his opinion, puritanical
"If each citizen were allowed to de
termine for himself which laws are
good and which laws are bad, and to
ignore the laws he considered bad, the
result would be anarchy — we would
have no laws at all. The only safe
rule is that if the law is on the stat
ute book it must be observed. There
has been too much of making laws to
please th« moral element and then not
enforcing them to please the Immoral
BAKERS STRIKE TO
REGAIN SHORTER DAY
Claim Employers Increased the Day's
Labor From Eight to
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, May 16.— Delegates of
the Hebrew bakers' union have begun
to order strikes in the Hebrew bakeries
to forco an eight hour work day. Since
the United States supreme court ren
dered its decision declaring the ten
hour law. unconstitutional, the employ
ing bakers are said to have been work-
Ing their men eleven and twele hours
Strikes of 400 or 500 bakers already
have been ordered in ten shops and
about 1000 mm will quit today. Some
of the masters have conceded to the
PRIMA DONNA IS
'Special to The lUraM.
I CHICAGO, May 16.— A persistent
> report is current In social and
' theatrical circles that Mine. Schu
• mann-Helnk, the prima donna,
| and William Happ, her personal
1 representative en tour, have been
, married recently.
• Mr. Kapp admitted today that
• he had been congratulated fre
quently in the last few days. Mr.
. ltiipp is 31 yearn old, and two
• years ago associated himself with
• Mme. Schumann-Heink, who Is 44
' years old and the mother of eight
• children. Her husband died last
I November. ',
> She will go to Germany Uila
) summer to settle matters con
• nected with her late husband's ;
, estate, ami Happ will accompany ■
' her. ;
SAYS GOD WILL
EVA BOOTH DISREGARDS HER
ADDRESSES HUGE GATHERING
Head of the Salvation Army Insists
on Traveling to Kansas City,
Though Suffering From In.
By Assocldtfd Press.
KANSAS CITY, May lfi.—Comman
der Eva Booth of the Salvation Army
addressed 15,000 people In Convention
hall tonight, a larger audience even
than her father spoke to here, although
he said that was the largest meeting
ever hfeld by the army outpldte of
London. United States Senator William
Warner delivered the address of wel
come and a chorus of 2000 snng.
Miss Booth was much distressed over
a report cabled to London that she had
broken down completely and she In
sisted on speaking tonight, although
far from well, that she might thereby
refute the report.
"I would rather die than disappoint
the people who are expecting to hear
me speak," she assured Dr. James
Whitney Hall, when he called on her
at her hotel in Chicago.
In vain Dr. Hall assured her that
she was in no condition to travel and
that grave consequences might follow
if she persisted in her purpose. "God
will support me," cried the little wo
man and she gave the directions neces
sary for an immediate departure.
She walked to her carriage on the
arm of Col. F. J. Higglns of New York,
national secretary of the Salvation
Army in America. She was driven to
the Polk street station, where she
boarded a Santa Fe train and left for
The head of the Salvation Army in
America is suffering from an incipient
attack of peritonitis, according to Dr.
Millionaire Takes Up Duties on the
Electric Branch of New York
' Central System
Special to The Herald.
NEW YORK, May 16.— William K.
Vanderbllt, Jr., is to be the representa
tive of the New York Central railroad
in the management of the trolley con
cerns of which the biff system has ac
A director of the New York Central
& Hudson River railroad explained to
night that about two years ago the
young man decided it was time to take
life more seriously . and uphold the
name the Vanderbllts have won for
industry and efficiency.
Once the decision was made Vander
bilt went right to work to learn the
"He did not talk much," continued
the director, "but he kept busy study
ing the problems which face railroad
men. Some day he will be, with other
members of his family, at the top of
the railroad business."
TO GET NEW TRIALS
Judgments Against Former Speaker
Kelly and Charles E. Gutke Re.
versed by Supreme Court
By Associated Press.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 16.—
The supreme court today reversed the
Judgments against Charles E. Gutke
and Charles F. Kelly, former members
of the St. Louis house of delegates, and
remanded their cases for new trials.
Kelly, former speaker of the house
of delegates, was convicted and sen
tenced to two years in the penitentiary
on the charge of_ perjury in connection
with the passage' of the street railway
bill. Kelly is now in an asylum.
Charles E. Gutke was convicted and
sentenced to five years in the peniten
tiary on the charge of bribery in con
nection with the same bill.
GENERAL PAPER COMPANY
By Associated Press. .
MILWAUKEE, Wls., May 16.—Spec
', ial examiner Taylor, appointed by the
' United States Circuit court of Minne
sota, begun the taking of testimony to
day in the case instituted by the gov
ernment against the General Paper
company, on the ground that it Is a
trust. There are 25 paper companies
Involved in the suit with the General
Paper company. The examination of
witnesses is expected to continue for
COMPANY IN LONDON
By Aisoclated Treat.
LONDON, May 16.— The committee of
the house of commons liua commenced
the consideration of the bill providing
for the installation in London of elec
trio light and pneuma\io tube systems
similar to those In use in America. J.
P. Morgan Is umong the promoters of
the company, which has a capital of
130,000,000. Ninety-five miles of doublo
tubing and 172 stations are proposed.
OPPOSES GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP
D. M. PARRY
GOES ON STAGE
SALARY IS STATED AS BEING
$2000 A WEEK
SAYS HE DOES NOT WANT TO
She Longs to Be Back at Home but
Is Poor and Her Father's
Health Is Badly
Special to The H«rald.
PHILADELPHIA, May 16.— Nan Pat
terson came here today and within ten
minutes after her • arrival -at • Hotel
Walton she had affixed her signature
to a contract woth Hurtlg & Seamon,
proprietors of a Harlem music hall, at
an alleged salary of $2000 per week.
She is to lead six girts in a vaudeville
"I was in hopes I would not have to
return to the stage," she said. "I had
not been back home long, though, be
fore I realized that I must do some
thing. lam a poor girl and my father
Is so broken In health that he won't
be able to work again for some time.
"I long for quiet, but at became a
question of money, and I have not the
training to go Into an office or do any
thing like that. I therefore felt
obliged to take advantage of the good
offer that was made to me. I was
eadly surprised today about what Jus
tice Davis said."
TUNNEL WORKERS ARE
- OVERPOWERED BY GAS
One Man Killed and Three Rendered
Unconscious in Santa Barbara
Special to The Herald.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 16.-
A. D. McDougall of Prescott, Ariz.,
Is dead, and three other men, A. Pack
ard, a machinist, • Charles Card and
William Klmball were- rendered un
conscious as the result of poisonous
gases encountered in the city ■ water
tunnel today. . .
The men. were working 1100 feet in
the tunnel at North Portal when they
were overcome. ■ A rescue party was
almost suffocated in its endeavor to
bring the prostrate forms from the
hole. ■ ■ •
Medical assistance was summoned
from the city, but as the tunnel |is
located many miles baok in the moun
tain's, the condition of the survivors
will not be known until tomorrow. .
LILLIAN RUSSELL TELLS ;
HOW TO KEEP BEAUTIFUL;
Special to The Herald.
CINCINNATI, May 16.— Lillian
Itussell, who Is appearing at a lo
cal theater, said today, in answer
to a question as to how she pre
served her beauty:
"What do I do to preserve my
beauty? I believe in exercise and
hygiene. I use lots of cold cream
to cleanse the pores of the face,
and I bathe every time I perspire.
I bathe in lukewarm water and
let the water run cold before I
get out. I bathe four or five times
"But of course I exercise a great
deal. I ride every morning in the
park when I am at home and as
often as I can when I am away.
Then I am fond of tennis and the
medk-ine ball and swift things
like those, and they require lots
of bathing, you know."
PRICE: DAILY, BY CA RRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
OUT OF A JOB,
WANTED TO DIE
DESPONDENT MAN SAVED BY
WILL TRY LIFE ONCE MORE
Fred Grout Reconsiders His Deter
mination to Die and Promises
to Make Another Effort to
"Hurry, hurry, he's going to commit
suicide. He told me so himself," shout
ed Carl Gould, as he rushed breath
lessly Into the police station yesterday
No questions were asked, but De
tective King, who was 1 standing near
the door, rushed out with the excited
man. Gould directed King to 722 South
Hill street and lead him into a room
where Fred .Grout sat moodily in the
corner, with his head resting In his
"What is the trouble with you," ask
ed the detective of the despondent
"I am out of work and sick and. wan
going to commit suicide. That's what
I told Gould this morning, but I have
changed my mind and think I will try
Just once more," replied Grout as lie
looked up at the police officer.
"He has a bottle of poison," whisper
ed Gould to King. "I saw him buy it
A demand was made for the poison,
but Grout said that he had thrown it
out of the window a few minutes be
fore. The detective went out in the
yard to look for the bottle and, as he
stepped around the house, he saw a
small package fall from Grout's win
dow. He picked it up and, on examin
ing Us contents, found that it was the
poison alleged . to have been discarded
by Grout some time before.
Fearing that the despondent man
might attempt to take his life, If left
alone, King arrested Grout and took him
to the . police, station, where he was
held until yesterday afternoon, when
he solemnly, promised to abandon the
idea of committing suicide.
He left, the station in an apparently
cheerful mood, declaring his Intention
of going out to look for a Job and get
on his feet once more.
SUES THE RAILROADS
Interstate Commerce Commission In.
. stlgates Series of Prosecutions
By Associated Press
TOPEKA, Kan., May 16.— Upon re
quest of the interstate commerce com
mission United States District Attor
ney Dean has filed suits in the federal
court here charging the railroads with
violation of federal statutes.
The Missouri Facjfic is charged in
three instances with not complying
with the law requiring safety appli
ances. A similar suit Is brought
against the Iron Mountain railroad.
The St. Louis & San Francisco road
is charged with keeping cattle on the
road for more than twenty-four hours
without feed or water.
BHOOT3 HIS ENEMY
Special to The HuruM.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16.— George
O'Brien of 518 Van Ness avenue was
shot twice tonight and perhaps fatal
ly wounded by Samuel Cohen, a photo
grapher. The cause of the shootingr is
said to be Mrs. Cohen, with whom,
Cohen claims, O'Brien has been un
duly intimate. .Mrs. Cohen is In. Los
WARNS CAPITAL AGAINST ITS
SAYS UNIONS LOSING GROUND
President of National Manufacturers'
Association Makes Scathing Ar.
ralgnment of Advocates of '
Tty Associated Pros. • ■
ATLANTA, Ga., May 16.— The annum j
gathering of the National Association
of Manufacturers of the United States,
representing more than three-quarters
of a billion of Invested capital of this
country, assembled here today.
Three hundred members were In at- .
tendance. The first thing on the regular
program was the annual address of '
President D. M. Parry of Indianapolis.
The report of Secretary Gushing of ■
New York reviewed at length the work
of the association under various de- ,
Ludwig Nlssen of New York spoke on '
the government relation of "fran
chises." He said In part:
"The present trend of opinion to.' ;
check the evil of control by monopoly'
is toward the other extreme, municipal
or state ownership. The recognition of
that principle would mean socialism.
"The gross injustice of. the public •_
service corporations is unquestionably
the cause for the now general demand
of the unthinking public for a wy«r*m
of municipal or state ownership of all
"This system, if long continued, must
and will Inevitably lead first to munlcl- •
pal, then to state, and finally to na- -
tional ownership of public utilities."
Parry Discusses Labor '
The address of President Parry was
taken up largely with the consideration
of the labor question, reciprocity and .
what he declared to be a strong tend
ency toward socialism. He took the
ground that the functions of govern- .
ment should be limited strictly to cer
tain specillc.publlc ends, and that what
evils have developed as a result of con
centration of capital In industrial en
terprises should be corrected through
application of the police power of tho
government and not by resort to social
"The agitation for the . supplying of
private control over capital," he said,
"appears to disclose two distinct meth
ods for the accomplishment of its ob
jects. One is that of confiscation — the ..
passage of legislative enactment and
the adoption of other means to reduce
profits and to limit private manage
ment of capital. The other Is that of
acquiring government control through
purchase from the present individual
Fears Socialists' Methods
"That form of socialistic endeavor
which seeks government control of
capital by purchase is at present lim
ited to the acquirement of public utili
ties. The corruption of politics under
(Continued on Page Two.)
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Cloudy on
Wednesday; fresh souttiwest winds.
Maximum temperature In Los An.
.geles yesterday, 78 degrees; mini,
murrij 58 degrees.
I— Parry denounces socialism.
2 — Murders without cause.
3 — Auto patrol in service.
4 — Congressmen coming In June.
s—Southern5 — Southern California news.
7 — Absurdities of no-saloon law,
8-9 — Classified advertisements.
10 — Sports.
11 — Markets.
12 — Relates killing of desperadoes.
Samuel Oompers confident ha can settle Chi
Nan Patterson signs contract to go on vaude
D. M. Parry makes strong speech agalmt
Socialism at Atlanta.
Germans deny emphatically that they hiva
Workmen's committee at Warsaw lssuw
manifesto denouncing agitators.
Governor general of Russian province of Una
shot and expected to die.
Defaulting Tax Collector Smith released from
San Kranclsco Jail.
Fatal accident In Santa Barbara city water
Governing bodies at Portland fair In disagree
This Is last day of grace In marrlaga
Voters' league effects partial organisation.
Mrs. Gurney burled In Konedale cemetery.
Many amendments to building law. ...
Alleged "fake" doctor convicted at Long
Policeman threatens to kill City Tax Col
Congressional committees on Irrigation tJ
visit Los Angeles In June.
ltestrlctlous on kissing may be next : re
The new automobile patrol wagon Is a suocess
on Us Initial trip.
Fred Grout lands In ■ Jail tor making
threats to commit suicide.
Los Angeles physicians sttll puiiled o\*r
peculiar case of seml-oonsclous man.' . *■■■.-■
Japanese laundryman tells how he . jlu
Jltaued a disorderly Kusslan.
H. A. Pollock of Pomona, Mayor Mc-
Aleer's foster father, dead. . . . ;
Sixth ward has a "kick" coining on pro
posed change In name* of streets.
Local company to circle globe with "wire- '
less." -*j"i >m mMf—*Ur**t*imtm^mimßt
■ Tourist tells how • New M«ilc*n despert
•lees were slain. .