VOL. XXXII, NO. 230.
ELSIE DE WOLFE
GIVES UP STAGE
TAKES UP WORK OF INTERIOR
WILL BE PURCHASING AGENT
Balls for Europe to Select Furnish
Ings for New Woman's Club at
Reported Cost of One Hun.
dred Thousand Dollars
Jptctai to The Herald.
NEW YORK, May 18.-M!ss Elsie
De Wolfe has given up the stuge and
has gone Into the work of Interior
decoration and the purchase abroad of
valuable objets dart. Miss De Wolfe
has a number of important contracts
to execute, and It is primarily for the
purpose of securing the necessary ma
terial for decorative purposes that she
will sail for Europe on Saturday.
Chief among her contracts is that
for the Interior of the new Woman's
club building, which Is to be erected at
a cost of almost $500,000.
One hundred thousand dollars. It Is
said, has been given Miss De Wolf to
spend on the club's Interior decora
OFFICER KILLED WHILE
ENGAGED IN SHAM BATTLE
Lieut. Granville Chapman Shot Down
at Fort Reno, and Foul Play
By Associated Press.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., May 18.—
A special to the Times-Journal from
El Reno, Okla., says: "Lieut. Granville
Chapman, stationed at Fort Reno, ■was
shot in the back today while assisting
in the maneuvers of six companies In a
running fight. He was instantly killed.
Early this morning six companies of
Infantry were called out for field man
euvers in the presence of Brig. Gen. F.
M. Lee, whose headquarters are at San
Antonio. While engaged in a running
fight across the prairie, northwest of
town, Lieut. Chapman, who was acting
as the battalion adjutant, received a
shot from a ball cartridge fired from the
companies opposing him: He died
where he fell.
Foul play is suspected and a .rigid
examination Is being Instituted to de
termine, If possible, the person who
fired the shot. At the present time no
one in the six companies engaged can
throw any light on the subject.
CONFESSES FIVE MURDERS
AND NUMEROUS ROBBERIES
West Virginia Police Get Letter Signed
"A. Johnson" Giving Details'of
By Associated Press.
CHESTER, W. Va., May 18.— In a let
ter to the police authorities of this city
a' man signing himself A. Johnson and
claiming to be a partner of Henry "Will
iams, who was recently executed in
Itoanoke, Va., has confessed to flve
murders and numerous robberies. . His
reasons for writing are that other men
have suffered fcfr his crimes and his
conscience troubles him.
The dates and the description of the
manner in which the different crimes
were committed, as furnished in John
son's letter, are more complete than
the police records and the authorities
believe In its authenticity.
According to Johnson he killed a wo
man at Chester, \V. Va., two Italians
at Uniontown, Pa., a man at Hynd
man, Pa., and a woman at Martin's
Ferry, O. He also claims to have as
saulted a woman at Staunton, W. Va.,
for which crime, he says, another man
EIGHT MEN KILLED
IN RAILROAD WRECK
Misreading of Order on the Illinois
Central Causes Freight
By Associated Press.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 18.— In a
collision today between two Illinois
Central freight trains two miles south
of Kchols, Ky., eight trainmen were
killed and four injured.
The misreading of its orders by the
southbound crew, it is said, caused the
TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND
OF ITS FUNDS MISSING
]iy Associated Press.
BOSTON, May 18.-James D. Colt,
receiver for the Halght and Freese com
pany stock brokers, today filed a bill
of complaint in the United States cir
cuit court here, in which he charged
that $200,000 of the concern's funds Is
BY WATER FROM CHICAGO
TO GULF OF MEXICO
By Assoolated Prors.
CHICAGO, May 18.— A congressional
delegation consisting of ten members
of the house committee on rivers and
harbors arrived here today to begin an
Investigation regarding the feasibility
of a scheme for the construction of a
deep water way connecting Chicago
siul the gulf of Mexico.
Los Angeles Herald.
LEAVES STAGE TO TAKE UP WORK OF INTERIOR DECORATION
MISS ELSIE DE WOLFE
CUT IN RATES ACROSS THE
TAFT FAVORS THE REDUCTION
Should This Plan Be Carried Out
It Will Smash Charges on
Special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, May 18.—Improve
ments now under way on the Panama
railroad, and the possibility that the
contract between the Pacific Mail
Steamship company and the govern
ment will, not be renewed when it ex
pires in July, has again spread a report
which Is alarming. the big railroad men
of the country and Is causing much
agitation; that the government is con
templating a reduction In rates, a cut
which, if the scheme outlined Is carried
out, will smash the transcontinental
rates and give i the country its first
example of what can be accomplished
through government ownership.
Secretary Taft has steadfastly main
tained that he will reduce the rates on
railroads if possible. He Is especially
anxious to reduce the rates on coffee
fifty per cent. Between this date and
July 12, Secretary Taft expects to be
able to put In all the ships necessary
between New York and Colon. The
Pacific Mall Steamship company's con
tract will have expired by that time
and it the company does not offer
terms good enough to suit the govern
ment and justify a renewal, the United
States government will buy Its own
ships to run from Panama to San Fran
cisco, a government institution.
This will mean nothing else than
government ownership of a transconti
nental line of steamships and railroads
and the government reports will show
to the public the earning capacity of
such a line, and a reduction of rutes
cannot be avoided if the earning capac
ity of the road Justifies such a reduc
WHITELAW REID IS
GIVEN FAREWELL BANQUET
Three Hundred Prominent Men At.
tend a Dinner In Ambassa.
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, May 18.— Three hun
dred prominent citizens attended a
farewell banquet given to Whltelaw
Reid, United States ambassador to
Great Britain by the Lotus club to
Among those at tint table with Mr.
field were Senator Depew, Clark How
ell of the Atlanta Constitution, M. 11.
de Young of the Ban Francisco Chron
icle, Edmund Clarence Btedman, Rev.
Krnest M. Btieres, President Nicholas
Murray Butler of Columbia university,
Former Mayor Low, Rev. Mluot J. Sav
ttge and George ll.' Daniels. - ,
LOS ANGELES, CAL., FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1905.
TAKE THE ROADS
CAPITALISTS GLAD TO LET GO
NO HAGGLING OVER TRIFLES
Will Turn Over the Union Traction
and City Railway Properties
Free of Debt and Ready
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, May 18.— "Chicago can
have both the Union Traction and City
railway properties and take them to
gether, all free of debt and ready for
municipal operation. But we want time
to perfect the necessary details for
further negotiations.' 1
This Is, in effect, the nrst ofllcial'propo
sltion made to the city today in the
most important traction conference
ever held in Chicago. i
It was attended by J. P. Morgan's
personal representatives, John J.
Mitchell, John A. Spoor and other mill
ionaire stockholders and attorneys, and
the city traction experts and lawyers.
The traction men announced that they
wanted to put no obstruction in the
way of municipal ownership, but, on
the other hand, were anxious to do all
they could to further it.
It was made clear to Mayor Dunne
that there would be no haggling over
trifles in regard to prices to be paid.
It was also asserted that the present
owners had no doubt of the legality
and worth of the Mueller law certifi
cates and would readily accept them.
Furthermore, it was stated that th»
Union traction and city railway com
panies would either turn over their
properties as they are or would re
habilitate them for the city and then
surrender all their rights of ownership.
Mayor Dunne was given to under
stand that the Morgan syndicate had
no desire to hide behind the legal fence
of a receivership, but that it was ready,
as soon as negotiations warrant, to
throw of£ the receivership, which In
costing not less than $100,000 a year.
OLDEST WOMAN IN STATE
PASSES AWAY HERE
Mrs. Juanita Cruz, 107 Years Old, for
Forty.Seven Years Resident of
Los Angeles, Is Dead
Mrs. Juanita Cruz, the oldest patient
in the county hospltul, and probably
the oldest woman in California, died
yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mrs. Cruz wun 107 years old and has
lived In Los Angeles since 18S8. She
had been a patient in the county hospi
tal since 1903, suffering from rheuma
tism and tuberculosis, which resulted
Ir her death yesterday.
The disposition of her body has not
yet been decided, but she will prob
ably be buried from the home of her
grandchi'Jreii, who live in Holly
MRS. RIIS DIES
IN LONG ISLAND
SUCCUMBS TO AN ATTACK OF
PRESIDENT WIRES SYMPATHY
Deceased Was Wife of the Celebrated
Reformer and Collaborated In
"The Making of an
Special 10 Tlin Herald.
NEW YORK, May 18.— Mrs. Eliza
beth Rllf>, wife of Jacob A. RUs, died
of pneumonia todny nt their home in
Richmond 111 11, Long Islnmi. She was
G3 years of age and wns born In Kibe,
Denmark, the daughter of a country
lawyer who died when she was 3
years old. Rlla was a native of the
same city nnd they grew up together.
Their mnrrluge took place In Domklrke,
Kibe, in 1576, nfter RUs had been in
this country several years.
Though possessed of much literary
ability she collaborated", with her hus
band on only one occasion, wilting a
chapter, lurgely autobiographical, o
"The Making of nn American."
Besides her husband she Is survived
by thr.ee sons, Edward V. of San Fran
cisco, John of Denver, Colo., and Wil
liam R. of Richmond Hill, and by two
daughters, Mrs. William <\ Flsko and
Miss Kate Riis, both of Richmond Hill.
President Roosevelt received the
news early this evening of the rtpnth of
Mrs. Riis and sent a telegram to RUs
expressing: his sympathy.
Mrs. Riis had on several occasions
been n guest at the White House with
WILL WAGE WAR
two hundred physicians of
COST OF A CURE IS FIGURED
Dr. E. L. Trudeau Is President of the
Association. Dr. William Osier .
and Dr. Hermann M. Biggs
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, May 18.— An attack
on tubbrculosls from every quarter
constitutes a program begun here io
day and to continue tomorrow, in which
more than 200 of the leading physi
cians of the country are participating
under the designation of the first an
nual meeting of the National associa
tion for the study and prevention of
Dr. Edward L. Trudeau, Dr. William
Osier and Dr. Hermann M. Biggs are
the president and vice presidents re
spectively of the association, and each
addressed the general meeting.
During: the afternoon session is was
stated in Pennsylvania the average
cost of curing a tuberculosis patient Is
$120. In New York the cost was esti
mated at from $7 to $S per week, while
in Maryland $9 per week was given ;is
the cost of cure. In comparison with
this it was stated that the value of
the life saved together with the cost
of attention and medicines in cases
where no special treatment was se
cured, amount to a total of $2000.
The investment was said to return
a dividend of not five but flve thousand
per cent in favor of the organized ef
forts as represented in the modern in
As an instance, It was stated that
twelve per cent of the death bene
fits paid by one of the "Biff Three"
life Insurance companies was due to
tuberculosis: that over one-half of such
benefits were paid during the flr3i
flve years of the life of the policies
and that of the one-half billion dol
lars paid In death benefits by eleven of
the large companies yearly, six mil
lion dollars Is paid on account of this
TWO OF THE RACING -
YACHTS ARE SIGHTED
Apache and Ship Believed to Be the
By Associated Press.
SIASCONBET, Mass., May 18.— The
wireless station here has received a
message from the North German Lloyd
steamer Grosser Kurfurst, which sailed
from New York today, announcing that
It sighted the yacht Apache at 10
o'clock^ tonight In longitude 70.50 de
grees west, latitude 39.59 degrees north.
NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP BY
WIRELESS TO NEWPORT, R. 1.,
May 19, 2 a. m.— A white ship rigged
veesel has just been sighted. Ship's
signals not yet made out, but answers
the description of the Valhalla,
CELEBRATED REFORMER AND FRIEND OF THE PRESIDENT
JACOB A. RIIS
CHILD MAY HAVE
BELIEVED SHE WAS LURED
AWAY BY NEIGHBOR
Husband of the Missing Woman Says
She Is Unscrupulous and Thinks
She Has Taken the Little
One to Ruin Her
Lena Broches, the sixteen-year-old
daughter of Adolph I. Broches, disap
peared In a most mysterious manner
from her home last AVednesday after
noon, and is now supposed to have
been kidnaped by Mrs. Sophia Adler,
Such Is the story as told by Adolph
I. Broches and his wife, parents of the
girl, and in an interview last night
Henry Adler, husband of the woman
who is alleged to have done the kid
naping, thoroughly corroborated their
Lena Broches is a girl of sixteen, re
cently graduated from a local school
and until last Wednesday lived with
her parents at 940 Court Circle. The
house In which the Broches live Is
divided Into two parts, one of which
Is occupied by the Adler family.
Since Adler and his wife took up
their abode there four months ago,
Mrs. Broches claims that Mrs. Adler
has had an evil influence over her
daughter. Beginning with minor de
ceptions, she claims that Mrs. Adler
gradually encouraged Lena to deceive
her mother, until yesterday the fast
Browing Influence culminated In their
Condemns His Wife
In speaking of the affair last night,
Adler said: "I am thoroughly, con
vinced that my wife has Induced this
girl to run away with her, and that she
will take her to Chicago or some other
large city for immoral purposes.
Knowing my wife as I do, and unfter
standing her unprincipled character,
I know that 6he. would not hesitate in
doing such a thing. . /
"My wife and I were married in the
east a few years ago. At first I thought
that she was a good woman, but soon
found my. mistake.
; "About six months ago and Just be
fore we came to this country my wife
had my life insured in the Metropoli
tan Life Insurance company. She did
this without letting me know. I was
then In poor health and because she
thought that I could not live in Los
Angeles she persuaded mo to come here.
. "Since my arrival here my health
has gradually Improved, and this , I
know has been the source of great an
noyance to her. She wanted me to die.
She has continually corresponded with
men In Chicago, and the contents of
the letters are of such a vile nature
that you could not publish them. I
have reason to believe that my wife
has taken Lena to Chicago, where she
will join them.
Says She Is Unscrupulous
"In short, I have come to the con
clusion that my wife Is a thoroughly
unscrupulous woman, and I hope that
she is caught before she has a chance
to ruin this child."
The detectives have been notified of
the disappearance . of the two women
and eastern authorities will watch for
their arrival. BSM
Mrs. Adler took with her her two
children, one 6 and the other 7 year*
old. She did this, Adler claims, in
order to spite him.
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
MAY BUILD NEW
HUNTINGTON SEEKS TO BUY
RIGHT OF WAY
PLANS PARTIALLY MATURED
Owns a Strip of Land Near Eastlake
Park, and Agents Approach
In contradiction of the statements of
H. E. Huntlngton that he will build no
more street railways in Los Angeles so
long as the present condition exists,
developments have come to light show
ing that his lieutenants are busy in
buying up private right of way in the
north part of the city for what appears
to be a new line connecting Los An
geles with Pasadena.
During the past few days residents
in the vicinity of East Forty-third
street, and from there on to the city
limits, have been approached by agents
asking them to set a price on their
holdings. They believe the Pacific
Electric company is behind the move
Mr. Huntlngton already owns a lone
strip of land, extending northward
from Eastlnke park and once across the
Arroyo Seco, and with a right of way
along the bluff, thence a cut through
the hills to connect with the old line
at Garfield park, would give him a
route into Pasadena nearly two miles
shorter than the present roads.
It would also'open up a large amount
of new territory to the south of Pasa
dena avenue, which is only awaiting
proper railway facilities to convert it
into a fine residence district.
The Pasadena Short Line in one
sense of , the word has ceased to be
such. Homes .have sprung ' up along:
the entire right of way and the stops
made are almost as frequent as on
the 'old line.
The freight issue has reached a point
where It is soon to be decided once
and for nil, either one way or the other.
Should Huntlngton win in his declara
tion that he already has a right to
transport freight through Los Angeles,
such a road to Pasadena would be of
the utmost importance, giving a short
er route and the possibility of making
a high rate of speed along the entire
right of way. ■ .
CONSUMPTIVES TO BE
- SENT TO THE ARCTIC
[special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, May 18.— An ex
periment of great interest is to be
made by i Dr. Frederick Sohon,
who was in the Arctic regions
twice with Peary.
It ciniHisiH of a radical applica
tion" of outdoor treatment for con
sumptives In An ideul climate and
atmosphere In the arctic circle.
The seamer Havana has been fit
ted up and will sail from lluillfux,
Sohon said tonight: "There will
be about thirty consumptives on
this trip. When I went with
Peary, In 1897, I was somewhat
affected with tuberculosis. 1 im
proved so rapidly, gained In flesh
despite hardships, and built my
self up so quickly that I was
struck with wonder and arranged
this cruise for consumptives." . '
FOREIGNERS GET NOTICE TO
- LEAVE FORTRESS
MAY GO TO MARITIME CITIES
Russians Follow Same Course as Wat
Pursued When Japanese Began
the Investment of Port
Arthur . n |
By Associated Prtsi.
WASHINGTON, May 18.— Richard B.
Greener, American commercial agent at
Vladivostok, has cabled the state de
partment that all the foreign and com
mercial agents there have been asked to
leave Vladivostok fortress, and are
given permission to reside in the cities
of the maritime provinces. Mr. Greener
himself was Just leaving Vladivostok
It is recalled that a similar measure
was adopted by the Russian authori
ties at Port Arthur at the beginning
of the investment of that place by the
Japanese land and sea forces, and it is
therefore assumed that .Vladivostok la
soon expected to become a center of the
seat of war.
RUSSIAN FLEET SIGHTED
Report Shows Rojestvensky Is Still
Far Away From Togo
By Arpoclated Press.
SINGAPORE, May 18.— The Russian
fleet was in latitude 13.30 north and
longitude 11.30 east (about 120 miles
northeast of Cape Varella, coast of An
nam) during the morning of May 16,
according to a report brought here
by the British steamer Hong Wan I.
The German steamer Seagovia sighted
forty-two Russian ships forty miles
from Cape Varella May 15, steaming:
The latitude and longitude in which
the Rusian fleet was reported by the
British steamer Hong Wan I does not
indicate that a naval battle is immi
nent. | The Russians were on May 16
only about 150 miles from the coast of
Annam, and apparently heading north
for the waters of the Island of Hainan,
near which, according to a Hong Kong
dispatch, 150 junks laden with provis
sions, were waiting for the Russian
fleet. ; '
Even if Admiral Rojestvensky de
cides not to take these supplies on
board, or if the Hong Kong report Is
incorrect, the Russian fleet on May 16
was still about 700 miles 'from the
southern part of the island of Formosa,
where, it has been asserted, : Admiral
Togo may give battle, and it is doubt
ful if the fleet can now make more than
about 200 miles a day under the most
Japanese Expect Demonstration
By Associated Press.
TOKIO, May 18.—The reported de
parture of Vice Admiral Rojestvensky
from Honkohe bay northward renews
(Continued on Pace Two.)
THE DATS NEWS
Southern California: Fair FrU
day; light southwest winds. Maxi
mum temperature in Los Angeles
yesterday, 67 degrees; minimum,
I—Gives1 — Gives up stage.
2 — Upsets peace movement.
3 — Expires with song on lips.
A — Grewsome joke is boomerang.
s—Southern5 — Southern California news.
7 — Prize canines get honors.
8.9 — Classified advertisements.
10 — Sports.
12 — Flghing for child.
Wife of Jacob A. nils dies at her resident*
Klelo do Wolfe quits stage to become ar
tistic; decorator and iiurehaainff agent.
President Shea of the Teamsters' union up
sets negotiations looking toward settlement of
Russians evidently expecting speedy inves
niwit of Vladivostok.
Kojrstvensky reported as still some days'
t revel from Togo.
Heavy rains put a stop to military activity
Bun Bernardino sheriff Instructed by Gov
ernor I'unli'ii to protect Japanese laborers.
UoldtleM mining district to be furnished with
ample telephone accommodation.
One hundred thousand dollar shipbuilding
plant to be established at San l'idro.
Oldest woman in California, dies In Los An
Man Imprisoned for threatening life of wife.
McCrackcn divorce case held behind closed
Only two marriage licenses Issued on first
day of new law.
Crazy man Imagines himself to be an Indian,
Child may have been kidnaped by neighbor.
Automobile dealers forming combine.
New electrlo Una to Pasadena probable.
Hotel, men agree that "no saloon" law will
ruin tourist trade.
Kesldencaof J. R. Oee partially wrecked by
blast explosion. -
School funds are apportioned.
Former editor of Spanish paper slashes)
women with huge knife.
Street department tangle to be decided by
the city attorney.
civil service ruling criticised by oounollmen
and city ofdcials.
Finance committee recommends that posi
tions of battalion chiefs be created tn Ore Uo
""ouucllmaii Ford »lck and ordered to Mur
rletta Springs by physicians.
Postmaster appointed for new office tn South
Los Angeles. j««««*s«"'*ssl|s»e«*»«sss»sssW»B»*Ss»«
With a song on his lips, well known express
man falls dead In street. ■ ■ - •
Qrewsome joke at piciiio grounds 'Is boom-
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