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IN TWO PARTS '
VOL. XXXII, NO. 300.
GOVERNOR WRITES TO MRS.
SAYS WILL PUNISH OFFENDER
• ■ .
Wife of American Financier Leaves
Switzerland After Receiving
Affront From Peaeant at „
(Special Cable to Tha Herald.
PARIS, July 7.— Mrs. George J. Oould
Is expected to arrive here ' In at few
days. She was reported to have left
Lucerne several days ago with the In
tention of touring slowly, to Paris to
Join her mother,' Mrs. Klngdon, who
came here to consult her attorney re
garding the affront offered to Mrs.
.Gould by a Swiss peasant while Mrs.
Gould wns driving her automobile near
The governor of the district of Kuss
nacht, in letters expressing his .pro
found regret for the incident, promises
Mrs. Klngdon and Mrs. Gould that the
.guilty man shall not escape punish
ment. He also expressed the hope that
the "unfortunate occurrence, for which
one j person alone j was responsible,
might not be laid to the charge of the
entire population of the district. He
says it Is the desire of the Swiss gov
ernment that ' automoblllsts be assured
of its intention that all persons travel
ling within their borders shall be treated
'With great courtesy and consideration.
FOUR MEN MEET DEATH
■ IN RAILWAY WRECK
Northern :-. Pacific ' Train Plunges
Through Weakened Bridge Near
y , /.Bighorn, Montana
By Associated Press. '
/•'■ HELENA, Mont., July 27.— Four men
have j been killed jby the wrecking of
■an •, eastbound freight train ' on the
I Northern Pacific between Meyers and
i Big v Horn," about seventy miles east
•' of ! Billings. The washing , out of an
i iron bridge ; o,ver a small stream caused
■.the engine, and four cars. to plunge in
;. to" the stream. ; . . v IV' - V-*» <t,V-. •?.;
' r "Thfri'dead": """" ; ' '» ■"■-■"'r* ,f -V . "
•';' JAMISS /WILSON, engineer, For
■syth..,. .' -:' '..■">• - : •:■■■■. v
-'EDWARD LUCIFER, fireman, For
1., V ; . ■ [-,'■„ ■' -\ ~~
TWO UNKNOWN MEN. .
Injured: : ... ■ V
' , John ■ Campbell, brakeman, Forsyth.
, lOn^unknnown man.
; ■'■ The company is making . every ef
' fort I clear the track for through
-.GRAVE CHARGES MADE
Mutual-. Reserve Company Criticised
In Official Report
By Associated Press.
?; ALBANY, N. V., July 27.—Conceal
ment of Judgments against the company
amounting -to $182,767, exaggeration of
Its surplus . by over $300,000 and a fixed
; policy, of delay In settling claims are
/some of the charges made against the
Mutual Reserve Life Insurance com
pany by Chief Examiner Isaac Vander
pool in hta report submitted to State
Superintendent of Insurance Hendrlcks
and made public by him today.
.*;The examination was begun last De
cember and covers a period back to
1599.y, The company, has headquarters
in | New .York city and claims assets
pt between five and six million dollars.
KILLED IN FEUD BATTLE
Leader of Kentucky Faction Slain and
By Associated Press.
■ * OWENSVILLE, Ky., July 27.— 1n a
desperate encounter between the Mul
lins j and j Fleming factions of f eudists,
Sol Mulllns, leader of the Mullins fac
tion,, has been killed, Wm. Mulllns
wounded and Jeff Fleming fatally hurt.
j;,The battle took place on Boon Fork,
near 1 the I border of Letcher and Pike
counties. ;, Sheriff Thacker of Mercer
county,. went to the scene with a posse
and arrested three of the Mullins fac
tion. Sol Fleming, leader of the Flem
lngs,, refused • to ; submit to arrest and
fled with his men to the mountains.
SENATOR CLARK ACCUSED
Voluminous Charges In Connection
With Timber Frauds Docketed
By Associated Press.
'•WASHINGTON, July 27.— The case
of ' the I United States against ' Senator
W. A- Clark of Montana, 1 Involving a
charge of defrauding the United States
in the appropriation of timber; on the
public lands, was .docketed • in • the ■ su
preme court of the United States to
day. ".The record Is very .voluminous,
covering 7000 printed pages.
SHONTS INSPECTS ROUTE
PANAMA, July 27.— President : ghonts
and a party of canal officials went to
day to Inspect route from Panama
to Culebra. Among the subjects which
President Shonts has ; discussed wltW,
Governor Alagoon 'la the ] construction
of . quarters and', places for the recre
ation ■ of »; employes. ■ Much Importance
i» attached to II In 'MillllilM • ,
Los Angeles Herald.
OFFERED AFFRONT WHILE AUTOMOBILING IN SWITZERLAND
MRS. GEORGE J, GOULD
UNFOLD TALE OF
CITY OFFICIALS IMPLICATED IN
BALLOT BOX RAIDi EXPOSED
■ ■ ■ - . ■ -....■ ■ ■ •
Detectives , From - State's Attorney's
Office Profess to Have Informa- .'
•\ ; tion Showing Extraordinary ■
•■•-.-' •"• ;5 ""S tsto'oft sto 'of Affairs *'""*"
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, July 27.— Fifteen men,
some of them public ' employes, one a
deputy sheriff and' others .prominent
officials of : ; labor | unions, ; have been
named to detectives from the state's
attorney's office as the members of the
"wrecking crew" which raided the elec
tion rooms of | the Chicago Federation
of Labor on July 16.
In one of the most remarkable stories
ot ■ the ramifications of alleged union
thuggery and control ever unfolded the
state : officers were told of the Inner
workings of the ring, headed by Martin
B. J Madden, business agent of the
Junior Steam Fitters' union and for
years on the' payroll of the city as
vehicle Inspector. : .
It is alleged that fear of losing the
graft which, for years past, has been
his reward for controlling the destinies
of : the local labor world led to the
planning and execution of the raid on
the ballot boxes and the serious attack
on Michael Donnelly, president o£ the
Butcher Workmen's union.
j j The information was given by a wit
ness who, it is declared, will tell what
he knows before the grand jury and
In court. This leads the officials con
ducting the inquiry to feel confident
that results will be forthcoming.
BAN DIEGO VOTES ITS
HIGH SCHOOL BONDS
By Associated Press
SAN DIEGO,*JuIy 27.— San Diego, by
more than the necessary two-thirds
voted today, to issue $135,000 in bonds
for the purpose of erecting a new high
I VALUES HONESTY AT
| ONE TEN-CENT CIGAR
Special to The Herald.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 27.— J.
B. McLaughlin,' who registered at
the St. Francis hotel, but neglect
ed to say what city claims him as
a resident, ..values ; honesty , and
$13,000 at a ten cent cigar, ., . > .
McLaughlin started rto depart
yesterday for the east and left be
hind a, wallet containing $12,000 In
government .- bonds, .■ •■ a check ' for
$800 and $201 In cash. He bad
hardly reached the depot when be
missed his purse and returned to
the hotel In an auto at breakneck
Walter Gibbons, the head porter,
found ' the wallet and returned It
to McLaughllni ■
"Well, this is kind of you," said
McLaughlln; ■ "won't you have a
Clans of beer?"
"."No, 's; thank you; I don't In
dulge,"* said Gibbons.
McLaughlin then handed him a
ten cent cigar. Gibbon smelled of
it and passed it on to the Chinese
porter,*; who :, glanced >at < It," put It
bis pocket. and sold he "had a no
Bood . fiend." ,'i , '
• LOS ANGELES. CAL., FRIDAY MORNING, JULY aB, 1905.
HOPE TO HOLD
PEST IN CHECK
AUTHORITIES; THINK SUCCESS
ALREADY ACHIEVED /
DESTROYING^ THE STEGOYA
Medical Experts Believe Present Out.
.break of Yellow. Fever Will Show"
I ? the Abiiity: of Science to " '
'" :"' / *". "■ '■*""" i'dtinifoi '" it""" ~ '.' .'' ' XI '
By Associated Press.
•NEW. ORLEANS, , July 27.— A1l the
forces engaged in the battle against the
yellow • fever scourge today joined in
expressing belief that, while the situa
tion has been and is serious enough,
success has already been achieved in
the application of the methods applied.
. The hope is held out that for the first
time in the history of the country what
threatened to be a malignant 'epidemic
of yellow fever will .be • stamped out
before frost comes and that Now Or
leans will be spared the horrors of pre
vious epidemics. ,
It is the opinion of Dr. J. H., White,
in charge of the Marine hospital forces,
and |of the state and j local health | of
ficials that, if destruction of ; the ste
goya checks the spread of the' disease
and enables the" gradual eradication of
the cases in hand and those which may
be expected to appear for some time to
come in the infected sections the pres
ent visitation of ] the plague will have
been a blessing in disguise, since it will
have demonstrated . the ability ' of
science to control a most virulent out
break. ( *
With the , cases reported today the
aggregate since j July 13 runs close to
200. . The fever, first appeared in the
section round the French market and
there a j large . proportion of the fatal
ities have occurred. The Italians there
are notoriously prone to avoid physi
cians and the fever, got a foothold in
the district before It became known to
No precautions were taken to destroy
the mosquitoes and, the scourge spread
with such rapidity ..that, the Italians
who could get • away : fled, some by rail
to . surrounding : towns and ; some tby
luggers into *; settlements . along the
coast. 'The r^ftult Is the appearance of
cases of fever, in various parts of the
city, but principally below Canal street
in neighborhoods tenanted by the poor
, Almost ,'; every Instance of new foci
outside" of tha French market district
Is that of an Italian s who . escaped
'therefrom or. of some one of a different
nationality whose, business was In the
section. As far as the health authori
ties were able '. to , discover, today, no
case has thus far developed outside of
any of tha foully Infected districts and
with very few . exceptions the deaths
have been among the Italians. :
' A great cleaning up has begun.' Every
ward has been j thoroughly organized,
with precinct organizations radiating
from the major body.
1 Every .avenue '. of egress from the
city has baen closed by the rigid quar
antine, and unlnfected sections of the
city are discouraging any further in
vasion' by ) Italians.
It Is 'next to Impossible to get Into
Mississippi. Alabama, , Texas or Louis
iana towns without detention. Quar
antines are being ' made constantly
more rigid ' since '.. the l board ' of ' health
began to ■ make public ' the , number of
cases and ' deaths.
AMERICANS ENTERTAINED BY
MISS ROOSEVELT RECEIVES
President's Daughter Bhown Great
Honor In Toklo— Japanese Roy
alty and High Officials Attend
■ Grlseom Reception
By Associated Press.
TOKIO, July 27.— Minister Orlecom
gave a garden party In honor of Becre
tary Taft this , afternoon. About 1000
persons were present, Including Princes
Fushlma, ir., Fushlml, Jr., and Kanln,
Princesses Nnshlmntn, Hlgaehl and
Fushlml, the elder, statesmen, Premier
Kn t sura, members of . the catvlnot and
other high officials besides members of
the American colony.
1 Crowds surrounded the legation and
watched the assemblage of the party.
Minister Grlscom with his wlfn and
Miss Alice Roosevelt received the party
on the lawn. Following the . reception
the party was amused by an entertain
ment,.consisting ; of ' fencing,' conjuring
and daylight fireworks.
■ were served under a
large marquee. Secretary j Taft, Ml»s
Roosevelt, Minister Or Jscom and the le
gation staff lunched with Prince Fush
lma ' and a number of distinguished
Japanese were present.
The bankers and merchants of Tokio
entertained Secretary Taft j and • Miss
Roosevelt at the Maple club tonight at
a Japanese dinner, during which there
was ' Geisha dancing, i The club . house
was handsomely decorated and Illum
inated : and American »: and .Japanese
flags crossed were ■ displayed. Shlba
park, surrounding the clubhouse, was
Illuminated . and ; , the . driveways were
thronged with crowds »• that "\ cheered
Miss Roosevelt and Secretary as
they arrived at and departed from the
club house. .■■•;,■ , ,'.,'. ; .
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, July 27.— 1n the form or
an amended complaint to a bill filed last'
April suit was • begun today In j the
United' States ' circuit court -for the
southern New York district |to j throw
the entire $421,000,000 of the assets of
the Equitable Life J Assurance ' society
into 'the hands of receivers, who shall
"take possession of all the funds/assets
and . property held by the ; defendant
society of every character and descrip
tion and administer the same as they
may, be directed by! the court." . .
More than forty . policy holders In the
Equitable, representing a dozen dif
ferent states, are Included as complain
ants in the present suit, which is based
in part upon the allegation that tha
society has no funds i with :. which to
meet its enormous losses and is in
solvent, -i ■
'With J. Wilson Brown of Maryland,
the holder of a $25,000 policy, as com
plainant, papers were filed last April
to compel a distribution of the $84,000,
000 surplus fund of the society, to com
pel the management to ma^e an ac
counting to the policy holders, and for
the appointment of receivers for the
surplus fund, pending Judicial ascer
tainment of the rights of the policy
Since the filing of that bill permission
was obtained to file an amended com -
plaint. Since the original bill was filed
forty-four other policy holders have In
tervened in the suit.
CHICAGO INVENTOR WILL
FLY TO WASHINGTON
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, July 27.— Frank M.
Mahan, president of i the Lingren-
Mahan Fire. Apparatus' company
and an inventor of note, declared
today that In the near future he
will start for Washington ■in an
airship of his own make and that
he will reach that city within ten
Mahan's projected airship will
have wings like unto those of a
bird, and these wings will furnish
the sole progressive motive power,
though they are to be worked by a
( Feathers of the wings of fowls of ,
the air, Mahan says, are so ar
ranged that practically each one
has a specific part to perform | in
fllghtmaking. In the wings of hi*
flying machine the inventor , Is to
place valves, so constructed' that
In' the upward and downward
strokes there . will be two distinct
motions, as ; there are in/a bird's
wing movement— a lifting and pro
pelling power combined. '
ENTERTAINS DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS
P R I NC EF U 8 H I M A, AB O V E ; BEC R ETA R Y TA FT, B E.LO W
AUTQ WRECKS; BUQGY;,
PMVER SPEEpS-ONiUNMINDFUIT OF IVICTIMS
Machine Craslies Into^^ Veliicle, Hiirling Its Occu
paiits Against Electric Car— Escape From
I: v Death Almost Miraculous
■Three persons were severely Injured
in an automobile . accident . early last
night at Ceres avenue' and East Ninth
street, , when : two ", . men,' ■ apparently
crazed with the "speed germ, 1 ' dashed
into a carriage In which George Burns
of 480 Centennial street, Miss Lillian
Burns and Miss- Lillian ; M. Tobin , of
Chicago were driving, hurling two of
the ' occupants against an approaching
Long Beach car and causing a; danger
ous runaway. • .''■■'■.£■* '•'< ■ v
The escape from death of the occu
pants of the buggy; Is ' considered : re
Without even attempting to check the
speed of his machines the driver of the
automobile whizzed down the street at
a rate estimated at thirty-five miles' an
hour, not even turning his 'head to see
the. havoc which his i .' machine had
wrought. ,' ..'•%'!,;■.■, : '•' '
.As the men disappeared " down the
street eyewitnesses say they recognized
the number on the. rear end, of the
machine as 880. ' }'■.- :'>''.■ '/',
The street car which was. passing
when the accident occurred was stopped
and some 'of the passengers, hurried to
lend assistance to the injured persons
lying in the street, while others gave
pursuit to the runaway horse, which
was dashing frantically down the street,
completely beyond - the J control of Miss
Burns, who • remained , alone in the
buggy after the collision with the auto
mobile. ; :
Girl Dangerously Hurt
Mlss^ Tobln, who was" most severely
injured, was found to be suffering from
a bruised right shoulder and elbow, a
deep laceration . under; the chin, and
also suffering from a severe nervous
shock. Mr. Burns was suffering from
a severely bruised left leg which was
almost crushed in his fall to the ground.
Miss Burns, who remained in the
buggy, succeeded in stopping the run
away horse, with the , assistance cf
pedestrians, after the frightened ani
mal had run nearly . half a ' mile down
Ninth street. Although she had ■ su«
tained no bodily injuries tha young
woman was almost hysterical from the
nervous shock to which she • had been
subjected in the accident. The three
victims of the autolst were sent to the
receiving hospital, where they were at
tended by Police Surgeon Freedman.
The two young women are school
teachers in Chicago and arrived in Los
Angeles only Sunday with the intention
of spending a four weeks' vacation in
Southern _ California. They are - tlit
Kuestu of Miss Burns' father, Robert
Burns, 480 Centennial street, and were
being driven. about the city, by Miss
Burn's' ■ brother, yesterday .... afternoon
when ttaa accident occurred. ,
".W« bad b««n driving sloe* I o'clock
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
In the"afternoon,7 said Burns in telling
of the accident at the receiving hospital
last night, "and' were going' west on
Ninth street busily engaged in ' conver
sation, as I had not seen my sister for
seventeen years. Just as we were about
to cross Ceres avenue an automobile
occupied by two men and running at a
high l rate 'of speed turned from ' th*
cross street ■ into Ninth 1 street, going
east. ' They were going, so fast that
they; could not make the turn short
enough to avoid striking the rear wheel
of ! the • buggy Jin which I was driving
with my sister and her friend.
Hurled From Buggy
"The horse Jumped to the left as the
automobile whizzed around the corner
and 'the force of -the shock when we
were struck from the rear threw Mlas
Tobln and myself forward:
] "The , horse ; became more frightened
and dashed Into jan approaching Long
Beach 4 car going east, striking the front
of the buggy against : the fender of the
car. Miss Tobln "and I were hurled to
the ground but my sister stayed in the
buggy as the horse ran madly down the
street. ■ When I got up the automobile
was racing down the street with un
When the Injured persons told their
st^ry.to the police there was much In
dignation expressed on the part of the
officers and It Is said that a strict in
vestigation . into . last night's accident
will be ' made by the local police de
' In discussing the accident one of the
officials remarked that the automobile
scorching nuisance has gone much too
far when 'eastern visitors are, the vic
tims of speed crazed fanatics.' It Is ex
pected that even more severe methods
than ' those used 'in the past will be
adopted to curb the reckless drivers. . '
The machine which caused the ac
cident Is owned by the W. .' X.' Cowan
garage 'company,' 830-834 South Broad
way,': and was driven yesterday after
noon by a man named Smith. -
MESSENGER BOY IS INJURED
Severely Hurt by Automobile In Front
; . of, tha City Jail "
An unidentified messenger boy was
severely Injured yesterday by an auto
mobile In front of the city Jail. The
lad waa riding up the hill on his wheel
when the machine started from Hill
strict. Seeing that: the automobile was
about to strike him the lad attempted
to steer, from its pathway, but was un
successful ' and ; he was knocked ; down.
The chauffeur stopped hU machine and
took tha boy and his wheel In the ton
neau,' driving away before their, names
or the extent of the lad's Injuries could
Main If ews Section
Accident Occurs on Eng-
Fire Adds to Horror of
Train From Liverpool > Strikes ! Empty,
Cars at Station, Where Scores
Witness the Terrible
By Associated Press.
LIVERPOOL, July 27.— An . electrls
train on the Lancashire and ' Yorkshire
road, bound from Liverpool ; to ] South^
port, collided this evening with ; an
empty stationary train at ' the ■ Hall
Road station, causing ; the •' death of
twenty-three persons and the injury of
; , The car of the express, which • was
crowded, was smashed to .' pieces and
only six of its occupants escaped. The
road ; was recently .' given ■an ■ electrio
This is the first serious accident. that
has occurred on an electric ; railway, in
England i and it filled with ■, horror ] th«
numerous waiting passengers ,' stand
ing at the , railroad station, who : were
spectators of the disaster. \
The • collision lifted the first ,' car] of
the" I',1 ', express completely; off ■, the 3 steer
frame and crashed '.„ it down , again; on
the . unfortunate passengers, ": twenty ; of
whom , were killed . outright.- .' '■• :,,*.
More of them, would, have been killed
but for the presence of, mind .of a Lhr\
erpool architect, who, seeing that a'coN,
lision was • Inevitable, shouted :to his
fellow/ passengers ' to throw themselves
upon'the floor of, the' car. ■ . .:'.-.
' Almost Immediately '_ after the.- crash ?:•)
the, wreckage bursty Into "flames." -The :
mangled t bodies ';: of <.the? dead ?i
cries ; of i the Injured '.vainly ; beseeching . •'.
that they be extricated from the burn- V,
ing ; wreckage, ; formed ' a ' terrible scene ;:
an d - many .women a . on „ 1 the , platform ,<.
fainted. ftiS@i^P»fl ::
I ' The'. victims included ,i seyerahwomen
and ' children. , ' Fortunately j the [ number
of fatally Injured is comparatively^few.
The cause of the collision is unknown.
ON EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, July 27.— Charged ..with
embezzling $10,000 from a Bremen bank,
Herman : Schadow \ was 'arrested ; as < he
stepped from the. steamship Maine -to£
day. ' The prisoner declared his wlllingi-'
ness to return ito Germany ,".' and J was
committed to the Tombs to await ex^
tradition papers. ■
THE DAm NEWS
Southern California:' Fair Fri.
day; light west winds. Maximum
temperature in Los Angeles yester.j
day, 77 degrees; minimum, 60 de-j
grees. , _ )
I—Swiss1 — Swiss official makes apology.
2 — Chinese may boycott bank. •■?■
3 — Life sentence given Hercules. . }<
4— Editorial. \.
: s— Hotel man sane, say physicians.
■ 6— Sports. ,'•'■;.
7 — Southern California news.
B— Makes flight with airship.
' PART II •
I—No1 — No library Investigation.;;
2.3 — Classified advertisements.
4— Public advertising.
6— Suffrage leader talks of women.''
Fresh commercial treaty with Germany
will engage attention of senate." - - :•■ V
Washington officials doubt China's wil
lingness to s agree to treaty excluding
coolies. ■•■ • . ■„■, ■ ... f.
Health authorities at New Orleans be- <
lleve they have succeeded in checking yel
low fever epidemic .
Prince Fushtma entertains- Secretary
Taft and Miss Roosevelt at Toklo. ,
Twenty-three persons killed In electric
car collision on English railroad. • v>-.-
Zionists hold congress at Basle. Swlt- .
zerland, attended by over . a thousand ■
Shanghai bankers discuss proposed boy
cott of international banking corporation. :■
Admiral Goodrich arrives at Ban Diego
and . begins investigation of ■ Bennlngton
disaster. • „ ' :
Former city electrician of Pasadena ao-\
cused of misappropriating funds.' : ~"'^~il
Tourist in Ban Francisco reoovers 113,000
through honesty ■ of head porter, and *
hands him cigar.
> Failure of Las Vegas business man for.
$35,000 catches Lo« Angeles merchants, t«'
Blight decrease in rise •of ; waters . of ,
Confinement of. W, T). Montgomery on
charge of insanity brings out queer flnan- '
clal Transactions. . ■■ ,• • ■;•■• • , ■
. Conference ■ of t railroad . officials • called '
at Ban FrancUco to arbitrate Clark road's <
demand for terminal and switching prlvl
*6.abbl Hlrsch. noted i ewlsh l educator, '
vl«lts Los Angeles. .^MiMiH'ilMOMill
Library board refuse* •to be "lnventl- ;
gated" by Mayor ; MoAleer, telling him
■o In plain words. ■'':.■ ■- . > • . \
Fast driving automobillsts cause • run
»way which results* In injury to threa
persons. .»-* f Ni!iiJmi*«*>*rs';» .n mC**y«w#aj
Aged coupl* accuse minister of . swin
dling theai. .