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VOL. XXXII, NO. 239.
GAS PEOPLE WITHDRAW THE
Leaders of the "Organization" Will
Use Every Effort to Prevent Ex. .
ecutlve's Two Appointees
From Assuming Duties
By Amoelnled Press.
PHILADELPHIA, May 27.— After a
contest lasting five days the Republican
"organization," led by Insurance Com
missioner Israel \V. Durham, wns
forced, today by public opposition and
clamor to nbandon its efforts to extend
the lense of the city gas works to th<?
United Gas Improvement company for
sey«nty-flve years. Thomas Dolan,
president of the company, today for
warded a formal letter to the presi
dents of the select and common
branches of the city council withdraw
ing his proposition to advance the city
$25,000,000 In consideration of the ex
tension of the lease which the company
now holds. This action was taken after
a protracted conference with Commis
sioner Durham, State Senator McNlch
ol and Select Councilman Charles Seger,
who presented the gas lease resolutions
In the councils. The withdrawal of the
United Gaa Improvement company's
offer Is undoubtedly a signal victory for
Mayor Weaver In his fight against the
"organization," though it does not mean
the end of the battle. " : ZXi '■■'-■■ :
The injunction proceedings brougnt
by David Smythe, former director of
publl ! ' safety, and Peter E. Costello,
former director of public works, against
Mayor Weaver and their successors.
Col. Sheldon Potter, and A. ' Lincoln
Acker, to restrain the mayor's ap
pointees from conducting the affairs ot
the two departments are still to come
up for argument, and the leaders will
make a determined effort to have the
temporary injunction made permanent.
1 The temporary injunction issued oy
the common pleas court was rendered
Inoperative by a writ of supersedeas
-procured by the mayor's counsel from
the supreme court. Chief Justice
Mitchell of the higher court has, how
ever, sent the case back to the lower
court for argument and the super-
Bprioiis is In effect ortfy until the ques
tion of the injunction has' been
;by that tribunal.
In answer to question;; Mr. Durham,
leader of the "organization," said:
,'*We have no statements whatever
to- make lnv regard to the withdrawal
.of the new gas lease of the United Gas
The 'leaders left for Atlantic City to
''.nlghti and a conference will be held
there to consider plans for future
Mayor Weaver said:
. "I consider this a great triumph for
the people. I have not yet considered
how thli will affect local or state poli
tics. I may add that I have not yet
considered whether the fight will be
continued or not." j
It was announced by the Judge of the
common pleas court that the hearing
of the Injunction proceedings would
be postponed from Monday until
"Wednesday on account of the death of
-Justice Deane of the state supreme
■ General satisfaction was expressed
throughout the city when it became
• known that the gas lease offer had
been withdrawn. Mass meetings which
had been arranged in many wards to
protest against the lease were largely
attended, and the mayor's victory was
the subject of all addresses.
SONS FIND MOTHER
MURDERED IN BED
Pueblo Woman Slain, Her Grave Is
Dug and Husband Is
PUEBLO, May 27.— Returning to
their home In South Santa Fe avenue
this morning the two sons of Mrs. Gut
seppl Carmchea found her dead body
lying across the bed In an entirely
nude condition. A hasty examination
revealed more than a dozen knife
wounds about the breast, any of which
would have proved fatal.
Further Investigation by the. police
resulted in the finding of a freshly dug
grave In the cellar under the house, the
tools with which It had been dug re
maining beside it.
A search is being made for the wo
man's husband, who apparently has
The woman hud been dead for sev
eral hours when discovered.
REMAINS OF FRANCIS
HEURTEVANT ARE FOUND
Murdered Man's Body Is Discovered
Floating in the Trinity
By Associated Tress.
REDDING, May 27.— The body of
Francis Heurtevunt was found today
Vn an eddy In Trinity river opposite the
nluif from which the sluyer hurled the
body. /A party headed by Hherlff Her.
gen made the discovery. The body
shows a rifle bullet hole In the region
of the: heart and the skull is crushed
>v if by a blunt Instrument. <
Los Angeles Herald.
W. K. VANDERBILT
SPORT IN FRANCE
W. K. VANDERBILT MAKES
FORMS CLUB AT VERSAILLES
Links There Now Are Declared by
an Expert to Be Equal to Any
In England or Scot,
Sr'clnl Cablo to The Herald.
* PARIS, May 27.— W. K. Vanderbilt
Is now perhaps the dominating person
ality in French' sporting life. He has
been one of the main agents in popu
larizing golf in Paris. With the Grand
Duke Michael Mlchuelovltch he has
been instrumental in organizing on a
sound basis the Society de la Boulle,
and making the Versailles links, as its
champion, Chandler Egan, now declares
them, equal to the most famous in
England or Scotland.
Ambassador Bellamy Storer, who in
fected diplomatic circles in Vienna
with Rolfitls, ran tip the other day to
sample the links, and told Mr. Vander
bilt the international handicap at Ver
sailles next month would on such
grounds be one of the prettiest and
most favored events in the golfing
Mr. Vanderbilt hns shown fine can
vassing ability in the matter. He, ' James
Gordon Bennett, the Due d'Uzes and in
a less degree a committee of thirty
social leaders, have managed to raise
a subscribed capital of $160,000.
TROOPS MUST USE THEIR
ARMS WITHOUT HESITATION
MAXIMOVITCH ISSUES A STRONG
Socialists Publish Manifesto De.
nouncing National Democrats as
Traitors and Declare Intention to
Continue the Fight . _
By Associated Press.
WARSAW, May 27.— Governor Gen
eral Maximovltch during the night is
sued a proclamation directing the troops
to restore order and to use their arms
without hesitation to this end, and
giving notice that all persons arrested
in connection with disturbances will ba
tried by court martial.
Strong patrols of cavalry and infan
try are parading the city and all the
public buildings are guarded by troops.
The Socialists have issued a manifesto
stigmatizing as traitors the national
Democrats who urged the workmen to
resume work, and declare it as their
intention to continue the fight against
the government regardless of the con
Jews Fired on by Cossacks
LODZ, May 27. — A procession of Jews
carrying flags this afternoon came Into
conflict with cossacks, who fired, killing
three persons and wounding several
Will Recognize All Passports
ST. PETERSBURG, May 27.— The
council of the empire has approved the
recommendations of the passport com
mission, which recommendations in
clude universal recognition of foreign
passports. The representations on the
subject of discrimination ' against
American Jews have therefore been ac
REDDING MINER KILLED
BY FALLING DOWN SHAFT
• REDDING, May 27.— J. C. Briscoe, a
miner at Delamar's Bully Hill mine,
stepped into a shaft today and fell
sixty feet. He died in fifteen minutes.
: . AT NEW YORK HOTELSf
> Special to The HeruM.
; NEW YORK, May 2'.—Cttlifor
'nians registered at New YorU
>. From Los Angeles— B. \V. Fox,
|W. S. Arnold, C. M. Bennett, H.
•E., Cole, A. W. Seßßlons, J. O.
W. M. Loftus, L. R.
| Ward, O. Bradley, T. C. Oarball,
• F".; Stan wood, H. Ulchurdson, T. C.
)Cluj)c, j! Stewart, . K. W, Wesson.
• from Pasadena— p. D. Colleryv
', „;, Kiom Hun Diego— ll. A. Putnam.
LOS ANGELES, CAL... SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1905.
OFFICERS ARREST ALLEGED
SECURE TOOLS AND BAD COIN
Secret Service Men Visit Small Cabin
at Arroyo Grande Station
and Surprise Its
Frnnclnco Mnttos, alleged to be ono
of the smoothest counterfeiters oper
ating In California., waa arrested yes
terday morning by Officer Cronln of the
United States secret service and is now
lodged in the San Luis Ob'lspo county
Officer Cronln, who returned to Los
Angelesjnte yesterday afternoon, said
the, alleged counterfeiter whs caught
In the act of. making spurious gold
coins In a little cabin at Arroyo Grande
station In San Luis Oblspo county.
For the last three months the United
StateH marshal has been receiving com
plaints from a number of places in
Southern California that counterfeit
$5 and $10 golrl pieces have been cir
culated. Every effort has been made
on the part of tho federal officials to
locate the counterfeiters, but until a
few days ngo no clew as to their where
abouts could be learned.
It wns learned by Officer Cronin that
an alleged counterfeiter was operating
In San Luis Obispo county and he im
mediately followed up this line of In
formation, with the result that Mattos
was arrested early yesterday morning.
Is Taken Unawares
Officer' Cronln and one of his assist
ants went to a cabin under suspicion
In Arroyo Grande early yesterday
morning and, according to the story
told last evening, the two men found
Mattos busily at work with base
metals, acid baths and all the neces
sary materials of a counterfeiter's out
fit. After observing his work from a
window in the cabin 'for several min
utes the officers, armed with revolvers,
rushed into the cabin and ordered
Mattos to throw up his hands.
Being taken by surprise Mattos
made no resistance, but surrendered
all his finished work and tools the
. When ' questioned by the officials
Mattos declared that he could not talk
English, as he has been here from
Portugal but a short time,, and from
this fact the United States authorities
believe that Mattos is but one of an
organized gang of counterfeiters that
have been operating In Southern Cali
fornia for the last six months.
Arrangements have been made to
bring Mattos to Los Angeles tomor
row, and Tuesday he will be arraigned
before the United States commissioner.
HEAVY FLOODS CAUSE
HAVOC IN OKLAHOMA
FIVE INCHES OF RAIN FALL IN A
Lavyton Streets Flooded and Water
Is a Foot Deep in Business Houses.
Terrific Electrical Storm Rages
Near Redding, Cal.
By Associated Freisa.
LAWTON, Okla., May 27.— Five
Inches of rain fell In this part of Okla
homa during the night, causing floods
that did more or less damage. In Law
ton the streets were flooded and water
stood a foot deep in many business
houses. Most streams are high and
Beveral waßhouts are reported. The
St. Louis anil San Francisco' railway
bridge over the Red river in the south
ern part of Green county Is reported
out. At Junction City and Lone Wolf,
Oklahoma, and Duncan, I. T., some
damage waa caused by a heavy wind,
and several persons are reported in
jured. No deaths are reported.
Damage From Washout
By Associated l'ress
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., May 27.—
Four farm houses were badly damaged
by a wind and rain storm between
Anadarko and Clement. Several hun
dred feet of railroad track und a bridge
were washed out ilve miles south of
Anadarko. There were severe damage
to the railroad between Mountain View
und Gotebo. No fatalities are reported.
The rainfall was over five Inches.
Cloudburst In Idaho
lly Associated Press.
BOISK, Idaho, May 27.— A cloudburst
In the hills above town htts sent a flood
down Cottonwood gulch through the
military post and Into town. So far
ue can now be learned no serious dam
age hits beeu done, but the upper part
uf town is afloat and a flood Is pour
ing down all the streets as far as Main.
Lightning Plays Pranks
By Aaioclutad I'rau.
UKDDINO, May 27.— A ten-Mo elec
trical storm mged this evening along
the east side of the river from Ked
ilintc. Lightning struck v burn, burned
the barn and killed ouo horse. The
ttlorm' raged from button on the north
to the southern part or siuiuta county.
BELIEVED TO HAVE WRESTED VICTORY FROM TOGO
EXPRESS CAR BLOWN UP BY
- ■ DYNAMITE
NO FATALITIES ARE REPORTED
Three Men Concerned In the Hold-up
and Sheriff's Poa*se With Horses
and Bloodhounds Are In
By Associated Press.
MISSOULA, Mont., May 27.—Passen
ger train No. 2, eastbound on the
Northern Pacific, waw^held up last
night at 11:35. at Bear Mouth cut, about
forty miles east of this city, and the
express, car blown to pieces. Three
men are known to have been con
cerned in the crime, but details of their
actions are lacking. No fatalities are
No. 2 left Missoula behind time, in
charge of Conductor Sayer and En
gineer Wilson. As the train pulled Into
Bear Mouth cut a man .was seen walk
ing ahead of the train carrying a va
lise. Signal lights were displayed at
the station and . as the train slowed
down Engineer Wilson was covered by
a gun by one man while the other un
coupled the baggage and express cars
and ordered the engineer to pull
When the cut out cars reached a
point three miles east of Bear Mouth
station, In a desolate section, the en
gine was stopped and, unler cover of
guns, the engineer and fireman were
ordered to tell the express messenger
to open his door. Dynamite was placed
under the car and exploded, wrecking
the car, but whether the messenger
escaped or not is not known at this
Meager word was sent here and to
Drummond. Sheriff Graham wired to
Deer Lodge to have the "bloodhounds
sent from the penitentiary and imme
diately organized a posse. A special
was made up and five 1 horses were
taken with the party. Twenty men
were organized at Drummond and will
join the sheriff at the scene of the
It is believed that no railroad men
were involved. Officials here have no
idea how much coin was In the safe
or how much booty the highwaymen
secured. No passengers were molested,
though several shots were fired.
; WAS AN ALARM CLOCK
■ .Special to The Herald. J
'. I SPOKANE, Wash., May 27.— .
• 'Nicholas Brown, a rancher near ',
! ', Wutervllle, Wush.. was awakened <
11 by a rattling which ho supposed '.
'. ', to be, an alarm clock. In a. half ;
| | awake condition ho moved from ,
• • his bed to stop the clock, but tha ;
', ! rattling continued, coming from
• ' the bed he had just quitted.;
!! Through the gloom of the morn*
• ' ing he discerned a huge rattle- ;
* snake lying upon the covers. When ■
;; he trlod to dislodge It, the reptile ',
f coiled about his arm, but Brown ;
* In. i,ii, Becurod a hold near ilH ,
■ ' head, preventing it from strlk- ;
V, Ing. In this condition he carried
) I it to anottfer room where he Be- ;
' 1 cured a knlfa and cut the reptile
J in iileots before it would be re- ',
■ . moved from his arm. He also
[ ; found [wveral amall rattlauakM
" beneath the foot of the bed. The
X largi btmke had fourteen rattles.
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CEREMONY IS SOLEMNIZED IN
GROOM HER REPRESENTATIVE
Announcement Comes as a Surprise,
Celebrated Contralto Having Re.
cently Declared Story of En.
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, May 27. — Madame Schu
mann Helnk, famous as a contralto in
grand opera and latterly as a comedi
enne In "Love's Lottery," was married
at 6 o'clock this evening to her per
sonal representative, William Rapp, jr
Mr. Rapp, speaking from the aparf
ments occupied by himself and his
bride in the Auditorium hotel, con
firmed the news of the marriage ot
midnight. The wedding was solemnized
by Rev. R. A. John in the presence cf
the attendants, who were John C.
Flavin, comedian of the "Love's Lot
tery" company, and his wife. '
The announcement of the marriage
will cause great surprise among her
friends in Chicago and other cities, be
cause of the vehement denials made by
her earlier In the weeK.
Two weeks ago there were rumors
that she was to become the wife of Mr.
Rapp. Again this week it was de
clared the wedding would take place
Sunday evening. Schumann Helnk,
when asked for a confirmation of the
story, answered that it was perfectly
ridiculous and absurd.
Mr. Rapp is 30 years old and is a son
of the former proprietor of the Staats
Zeitung of this city. The bride is 42
years old and is the mother of eight
interesting children. Her husband died
a little over a year ago, and it was
quite recently that, she removed her
badge of mourning for him. She will
continue on the stage for the present.
TO HOOT KING ALFONSO
By Associated Press.
. PARIS, May 27.— At an anti-mllltary
meeting here last night, at which a
number of anarchists were present, a
resolution was passed calling on the
populace to hoot King Alfonso during
his visit to Paris. Disturbances oc
curred when the gathering was dis
persed and several arrests were made.
OSCAR REFUSES TO SIGN
SEPARATE CONSUL BILL
Oy Associated Press.
CHRISTIANIA, May 27.— King Os
car, at today's meeting of tho council
of ministers, declined to sign the law
requiring a separate j consular system
for Norway. The ministers imme
diately tendered their resignations,
but the king refused to accept them.
MT, VESUVIUS SHOWS
Oy Associated l'ress.
NAPLES, May 27.— Mount Vesuvius
has shown a new phase of activity.
Explosions are heurd ten miles distant
from the yolcuno, while burning stones
thrown 1000 feet above the cruter pro
duce magnificent spectacles, *speclally
BURGLARS WRECK SAFE
OF A POMONA MARKET
By Associated I'rcifi.
POMONA-, May 27.— Burglars' "■ broke
into A. C. (Jerrard's meat market fast
night, hauled, his safe' to a jonely
part of town and blew- It.open.^ They
secured $70 and em-aped. There is 'no
clew U> thuu- ideality. '"...'
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
GREAT SEA BATTLE
BELIEVED TO HAVE
JAPANESE KEEP BACK INFORMATION
Russian Fleet Atlvances Boldly to Meet Foe and
Is Thought to Have Been Victorious, Tokio's
Embargo on News Being Suggestive
The attention of the pub
lic is called to the significance
of tlie phrase "TRANSMIT-
T ABLE information concern
ing HISTORIC EVENTS"
in the brief dispatch that the
Tokio censorship has permit
ted to be given to the public.
The conclusion has been
drawn that this phrase nec
essarily implies that an im
portant naval engagement
has taken place, and that the
suppression of all details
points to a Japanese defeat
All Details Are Refused
By Associated Press.
TOKIO, May 27, 0 p. m.—Transmlt
able information concerning today's
historic events in the neighborhood "of
Tsu islands is limited to the bare fact
that Rear Admiral Rojestvensky's main
fleet, steaming In two columns with the
battleships on the starboard and j the
cruisers and monitors on the port side,
appeared In the straits of Korea.' All
other information is withheld by the
Japanese authorities, and other refer
ence to movements of the Russian or
Japanese fleets is refused cable trans
Information Still Wltheld
By Associated Piess.
TOKIO, May 28, 11 a. m.— The embar
go on the publication of naval news
St. Petersburg Accepts It as. Evidence
of Japanese Defeat
By Associated Press.
LONDON, May 27.— There Is no longer
any- question that the Russian war fleet
under command of Vice Admiral Ro
jestvensky has entered the straits of
Korea on the final stage of* its long
journey to Vladivostok, Port Arthur,
its former objective, having -In the
rheanwhije fallen into the hands of the
Beyond the fact that the Russians
were yesterday In the vlncinlty of the
Tsu islands all Is conjecture. Ap
parently the only avenues of news
transmission are held by the Japanese,
and the authorities of that country are
exercising a rigorous censorship.
The paucity of information which the
censor has permitted to pass has
formed the basis for the belief in high
quarters at St. Petersburg that an en
gagement has been fought and that the
Japanese have suffered, the theory be
ing that, were the facts otherwise, they
WHITE CITY FORMALLY
"■PO. OPENED IN CHICAGO
Will Accommodate 40,000 Visitors and
Is Built on Model of the
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, May 27.— The White City,
the "Coney Island of the West," was
formally opened today to crowds of
people that filled the streets for blocks
In every direction from the entrance.
The White City in appearance is not
unlike the world's fair at Chicago,
in so far as the architecture and color
of the buildings are concerned. It Is a
pleasure resort, combining the attrac
tive features that were . seen on the
Midway during the world's fair at Chi
cago and on the Pike at St. Louis.
Located on the south side, about a
mile west of the old world's fair
grounds, the white city occupies about
twenty acres filled with buildings, all
painted white and of permanent con
struction. The buildings cost some
thing over a million dollars and will,
In the future, be an attraction every
The general design of the structures
and the landscape features' were In
tended to revive in the minds of the
cltizenß of Chicago and visitors to tho
world's fair the Columbia exposition In
1593. While not as large as the world's
fair. White City will accommodate from
25,000 to 40,000 people daily and will be
open to the public daily and at night*
ARRIVES IN NEW YORK
liy Associated Pi-ens.
NEW YORK, May 27.— James Dal
rymple, superintendent of the city tram
way system of Glasgow, Scotland, who
comes to the United Stateß at the invi
tation of Mayor Dunna of Chicago to
advise the officials of Urn western
metropolis In their experiment with
municipal ownership, arrived, here to
day on the. steamer Campania.
Speaking of municipal ownership gen
erally Mr. Dalrymple ' said that the
principle' had been succeuuf ully demon
would have Immediately been given to
Tho course tnken by Rojestvensky's
fleet, through the narrow waters east
ward of Korea, may be accepted as
evidence that he Is bent on forcing
Togo to accept battle, the alternative
being the bombardment of Japanese
ports and the sweeping of the Japanese
merchant marine from those waters.
Rojestvensky Lionized, but Admiralty
Awaits Definite Information
By Associated l'ress.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 28.— Vice
Admiral Rojestvensky's success in
leaching the Korean straits, the gate
way to Vladivostok, has aroused some
thing like genuine enthusiasm. The
showy Russian capital on the banks of
the Neva, arrayed In gala attire and
Illuminated In honor of the anniversary
of the coronation of Emperor Nicholas,
seemed en fete for the occasion. For
once St. Petersburg was. not pessimis
tic. Everywhere the report that Rojest
vensky had defeated Togo was accepted
as true and in the streets the Russian
admiral's name was on every lip. In
the cafes and gardens he was toasted
as the hero of the hour, yet in reality
St. Petersburg has only Toklo's ad
vices, but perhaps for once the Russian
people, so easily a prey to despair,
might be pardoned for this prematuru
Jubilation, after the unbroken series of
reverses suffered on land and sea.
Wait Breathlessly for News
The authorities, however, while
elated over the news, indulged in no
unwarranted rejoicing, ' but waited
almost breathless for news. The lights
In the admiralty's office burned far
Into the j night, and the fact that no
other dispatches had arrived from To
klo, where alone the secret of the real
situation is known, was considered re
assuring. Admiral Wirenius, chief ot
the general staff of the navy, said to
the Associated Press:
"If Rojestvensky has cleared the
Korean strait, God bless him: he has
open water ahead. If he has suc
ceeded in mystifying the enemy and
entered the Japanese sea with his
force unimpaired he has earhed the
title of master of naval strategy."
THE DAIS NEWS
Southern California: Cloudy, un.
settled weather Sunday; possibly
light showers; fresh southwest
winds. Maximum temperature In
Los Angeles yesterday, 65 degrees;
minimum, 52 degrees.
I—Weaver1 — Weaver scores triumph.
2 — Huntington returns home.
3 — To show relics of olden times.
A — Astor buys Italian villa.
s—Southern5 — Southern California news.
6 — Roses to line bridal path.
7 — Memorial Sunday services today,
B—Real8 — Real estate men leave for home.
10-11 — Sports. ■'• '.■■' ■''■'■
1.3 — Real estate,
4.7 — Classified advertisements.
B—Real8 — Real estate.
10 — Society.
12 — Railroad rate reform Is Issue.
1.3 — Society.
4 — Editorial.
s—Cables.5 — Cables.
6 — City news.
B—Program8 — Program ready fop convention.
Union men In Chicago quarreling among
tIH-nis.-Urs; management o( strike taken out
of Sliea'B hutidH.
Mayor Weaver wins an Important victory
iikuliikl gas steal crowd.
Madame Schumann-Heinle marries William
Xavul battle believed to have been fought,
but Tokto maintains significant silence.
(ircut Britain disturbed over ambitious
schemes attributed to Uerman emperor.
William K. Vandarbllt takes the lead In
out-of-door tiporta In France.
Washington rancher has battle with rattle
tmnke whoso buzz he took fur alarm clock.
Hody of llourtavant, the murdered man,
found in Trinity river.
•state Surveyor General 'Woods will resign.
Secret service men arrest alleged counter
li. E. Huntington returns home from New
Chief i,lps reooinmenda to commissioners
that usa of gasoline' stove* be limited In
Stuto Reality Confederation closes tts ses
■ Qremmar schools In field meet on U. 8. 0.
Ice trust will fight Independent company.
■ New York Republican says congress Is
standing In with the railroads. -> i/"h»w —
Ueport that T. 11. Cook la mlsslof In the
oust discredited by relative* here. ■ Jwy*
I'rog.ram 'complete . for entertainment of
Knights of Columbus. .-.-••■.
Veteran police , officer seriously Injured by
street car. >. f iw"«m«»fl
Angry crowd fallow* officer and prisoner,
TimkiiiH violent ' deiniuistratliins agalmt the
LiH-al iiii'nt tv exhibit navel collection of
statuary, carved by the early Indiana, before
KnlgbU '■ ol i Uulutubus son vsulluu.