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VOL. XXXII, NO. 3"«
CHIEF OF POLICE TO LEAVE
REFUSES TO BE "FIGUREHEAD"
Breach Between Mayor and Chief Said
Rto Have Grown Out Of the
Chief of Police W. A. Hammel will'
tender his resignation at the meeting
of the police commission this morn
i/ig, to take effect September 1.
Chief Hammel will not admit It.
Mayor McAleer says he knows nothing
of the rumored resignation, but those
who are in close touch both with the
rinayor and the chief say the former
will not be surprised when a brief but
courteously worded note Is read to the
police commission this morning.
"Will you resign?" was asked of
Chief Hammel by a Herald reporter
"Yes, when I am ready," was the
. "When I am ready."
. : 'VThls morning, perhaps?"
. "I shall not announce my resignation
ir. the newspapers before It is In the
>- hands of the police commission," was
the chiefs final reply, and his sudden
. attention to the business of hla office
showed the reporter more plainly than
words could have told him that the
interview was ended.
Hammel's Friends Indignant
Back of the resignation of the chief
are facts not at all to the liking of
friends of Mr. Hammel, who have seen
him build up the police department,
. systematize all branches and conduct
• the. whole in a manner "which many
'. public officials say has never been
equaled In the history of the city.
gjj "Chief Hammel," said one of his
( friends yesterday, "cannot longer hold
.his office and retain his self respect.
; When he accepted the position under
Mayor Snyder and consented to remain
' ' under Mayor McAleer's administra
tion, It was j with • the. understanding
I that -he would be chief in fact, not
'.nierely in, name. '
-•*■• "Constiirit'lnterf er ence on the part of
I the mayor, the total ignoring of Chief
. : Hammel's wishes as to the disposal of
I men and conducting the affairs of the
~ office compel him 'to take -this step.
""Until the mayor sought to conduct
. the department and relegate the chief
to, the position of figurehead the police
> system of Los Angeles was In an ex
cellent condition. Recently Chief
Hammel's work has been overthrown
"by the mayor. The office is becom
* Ing demoralized and this Is due to the
fact that for months Chief Hammer s
wishes have been ! ignored and his
really | excellent system of conducting
I affairs has been torn down."
His Wishes Ignored
"\ Persons who have watched events at
the police station say the removal of
the wagon" men and Jailer Shand haa
9 done more to cause a breach between
the : mayor j and the chief than any
.other one act. It is understod that
Chief Hammel sought to prevent the
'.removal of the men but that "the ma
■yor-would not heed his wishes.
■ Detective Paul Flammer . has been
- mentioned as a possible successor to
.Chief Hammel. Flammer is a close
personal friend of the mayor.
.'Mayor McAleer's opponents openly
charge that the chief executive is en
deavoring to build up a political ma
■ chine at the police station and , that
"with this end in view he has made' nu
; merous changes and has so Interfered
-with Chief Hammel that the latter
Owould be forced either to resign or be
«tSome a mere figurehead. .
? : - ■ Chief Hammel will be a candidate
; for the nomination for sheriff on the
- Republican ticket in the next cam
paign and had Intended to resign his
" present position not later than Jan
uary 1, 1906. Mayor McAleer said last
night that he is not trying to build up
• a political machine at the police sta
tion, as his opponents have asserted.
■ He says the men who have ■ replaced
others in the offices are competent and
of known ability. He refused to say
what action will be taken by the police
commission regarding Chief^ Hammel's
DRAW SHARP LINES
Agreement Made Not to Deal In Amer
ican Goods or Patronize ,-•
lly Associated Press,
YOKOHAMA, Aug. 7.— Chinese have
agreed not to deal in American goods,
not to ship goods on any American
steamer, especially the Paciflo Mail
company's steamship China, and to
punish any Chinese dealing in Ameri
can goods throughout Asia, so as not
to 'deal with American banks and in
Chinese convicted ,of contravening;
this agreement will be heavily fined.
Henry B. Miller, the American consul
general,, Is Investigating the matter
and keeping a close watch on the situ
Los Angeles Herald.
CHIEF OF POLICE, WHO IS TO TENDER RESIGNATION
FIGHTS DESPERATELY TO SAVE
SHE IS BITTEN AND BRUISED
Miss Helen Rood of Orange Street
Struggles for Nearly Half an
Hour With Fierce
Holding •with one arm a white poodle
dog and with the other swinging a
chatelaine -bag^'^'ssv HfJe^T^jT^ftJ
1542' Orange street •' fought', for < nearly
half an hour yesterday with a bulkiSg
at the corner of Burlington avenue and
Orange street. Miss Rood ' was Jaltten
in the-lip by, the. bulldog andiseveral
times was I nearly knocked down. ."■ De
spite the pain of the injury) and the
furious attacks of the dog,°.Mlss>Rood
succeeded in v keeping .^ the neast 1 . from
devouring the poodle. ' ;■'■'}■-■.• "5 : '■
When faint with exhaustion,, a pa
trolman happened near the scene of the
battle and frightened the bulldog away.
In company with the officer Miss Rood
called at the prosecuting attorney's
office. There, to her dismay, she
found that no means of redress could
be had under the circumstances.
In speaking of the affair, Miss Rood
"I. do not want a complaint against
the persons who own the dog. All that
I ask Is that the dog be kept in the
yard, and It Just does seem too bad
that there Is not some way to make
the owner keep his dog oft the street.
He i Is dangerous and might attack
some other woman." .
PURSE SNATCHER WORKS
CLEVER ROBBERY GAME
Thief Impersonates Bank Clerk ; and
Makea Away With Purse
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Aug. 7.— The most sen
sational street robbery that has occur
red In Portland in years was reported
to the police today by Mrs. Louis Wert,
who stated that her purse containing
$400 had been snatched at Second and
Washington streets, the thief escaping
In the shopping crowds.
Mrs. Wert ■ had Just left the ". bank
when a bareheaded man rushed up to
her exclaiming: "Lady, I'm one of
the bank clerks. The teller sent me to
get the money! He made a mistake in
counting It!" j
Mrs. Wert protested that no mistake
had been made, offering to accompany
the alleged clerk back to the bank, at
the same time taking out her purse
and openlng.lt. At. the sight of the
purse the thief snatched It and dashed
down Second street.
Mrs. Wert was so stunned by the
boldneßS ot ..the act that she was at
first unable to make outcry, nor did she
recover her composure until ■ too late
to catch • the thief. Detectives are
working on the case. ;
NEW TRIAL GRANTED IN
RAILROAD DAMAGE SUIT
By Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 7.— The
aupreme court today granted a new
trial to the Los Angeles Pacific Hall
road company in a damage suit
brought against the corporation by
Jennie Vlnson. Elmer Vlnson, plain
tlft's husband, was killed In a collision
on the defendant's railroad In 1901.
The lower; court gave damages In the
LOS ANGELES, CAL., TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 1905.
OFFICIALS ARE RELUCTANT
Strikers Claim to Be Winning, While
Railway Superintendent Says .
Trains Are Running
By Associated Press.
ST. PAUU Minn., Aug. 7.— Persistent
rumors .were current today that a move
had been -inaugurated by, the?* Norths
western ' Farmers' exchange and Mer
chants' associations along the line of
the Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific to secure arbitration . of the teleg
raphers', strike. , . • ■
As far as could be ascertained, no
official ; action In this direction has
yet been taken.
President Perham of the telegraphers
stated to the Associated Press that the
matter had not come before him of
ficially, although he had reports that
such a movement was on foot.
"The telegraphers," said Mr. Perham,
"are willing to submit their grievances
to any unbiased body of men, and
would welcome a proposition to arbi
trate coming from this source."
General Manager Horn of the North
ern Pacific had heard nothing of such a
• "So far as the Northern Paciflo is
concerned," said Mr. Horn, "there is
nothing to arbitrate. Conditions are
Improving each day, and on some di
visions, are already normal."
, General Superintendent Slade of the
Great Northern ; was equally emphatic
in declaring that there, was nonneces
sity for arbitration.
TRAINS ARE DELAYED
Conditions Are Serious on Rocky
By Associated Press.
MISSOULA, Mont., - Aug. 7.— Strike
conditions on the Rocky Mountain di
vision are serious. It is true some
trains are running Into division head
quarters but others are from four to
eight hours late. Wires, commercial
and others,, have been broken during
the .last few. days and Mlssoula has
been practically Isolated.
| Perishable freight has been and Is
being refused by the Northern Pacific.
Yesterday trainmen held a meeting and
decided, they would accept no more or
ders by telephone as they feel danger
Fruit shipments are not being ac
cepted and trains on the Bitter Root
and Coeur d' Alene branches are work
ing carefully. - ■">.' yyXv'j-*
MAKE DISTINCT GAINB
Trainmen Refuse to . Rlak Lives on
lly Associated Press.
BUTTE, Mont., Aug. 7.— The teleg
raphers on the Northern Paciflo made
a distinct gain last night when the
conductors on the Rocky Mountain
division in meeting determined here
after to refuse to receive train orden
over the telephone or move trains by
Outside of another freight wreck on
the Great Northern and the fact that
the telegraphers are quite successful
In inducing .strike-breakers to leav«
there are practically no new develop
The Northern Pacific trains are two
to four houra late. r -'-— • '
PHYSICIANS DISCOVER LARGE
SIX CASES ON PLANTATION
Situation In New Orleana la Improved,
Though Crltla la Not Ex
pected for Several
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 7.— Of- . .
flclal report to 6 p. m.: J J
New cases 32 ••
Total to date 665"
Total to date 113 "
New sub foci 4||
Total to date 97 £
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By Associated Press.
NEW ORLEANS, Augl 7.— Two large
foci of Infection were discovered today
outside of the city by officers of the
marine hospital service. Dr. Corput
went to Diamond plantation. In St.
Charles parish, to look Into some sus
picious cases, and found six positive
yellow fever cases of secondary Infec
tion; three of which were dead. They
are on a BUgar plantation, and three of
them are Italians. One was a negro.
The other point of Infection Is the
town of Patterson, In St Mary parish,
where Dr. Gulteras found nineteen
cases of secondary Infection. Most of
these are also Italians.
The local health boards have taken
charge In ; both Instances and are fol
lowing out the directions of the marine
hoslptal service. ■ .
With the marine hospital service, un
der the authority of President , Roose
velt, In complete control, the scientific
fight to eradicate yellow fever from
New Orleans before frost took on fresh
life today, and with ample funds, the
best available talent and an army of
willing workers at his back. Dr. J. H,
White, surgeon In charge, looks for a
successful termination of the struggle.
Boards Pledge Assistance /
Dr. White visited, the state and city
boards of health, where he communi
cated the news of the president's de
cision to them." Both pledged all the
asatstaiya'rOf thwmelves an.d.f,h«forces
under theni to Dr'whlte in hwu'nder
taklng. '$' "-■■'■'. •
• Dr. White said the transfer of de
tails- would -be, gradual, so that there
might' be no interruption of the work
now in progress. The shifting of
authority is' expected to be complete
tomorrow. v :•■•:" ■ . • ■■*■'
it was announced that the marine
hospital 'service' would -take up, as
soon as the settlement of details would
permit, the ' receiving and compiling of
the dally reports.
■'An Impression has prevailed in some
(Continued on Page. Two) ,.
Three Thousand persons Attend Brl l.
llant Reception Given by Governor
General Wright at
By Associated Press.
MANILA, Aug. 7.— At 7 o'clock this
evening MaJ. Gen. Corbln cave a din
ner to the gentlemen of the Taft party.
Rear Admiral Enqutst of the Russian
navy and his staff were present.
Gen. Corbln toasted President Roose
velt, and Secretary Taft toasted the
Russian emperor. Rear Admiral En
qulst, who was much affected, then
arose and made a profound salutation.
At the same hour j Commissioner
Forbes entertained Miss Alice,' Roose
velt at dinner.
At 8 o'clock about 3000 persons at
tended a brilliant reception given by
Governor deneral Wright at the Malaca
Nari, palace. Those present, from the
highest official and most ' prominent
citizen to the humblest native, were
greeted by Secretary Tuft 'and Miss
Roosevelt, who shook hands with all.
Rear Admiral Enqulst and his staff
Spanish residents say that the recep
tion surpassed any In the previous his
tory of Manila ••-
RESIGNS FROM ROOSEVELT'S CABINET
LESLIE M. SHAW
PANIC STRICKEN PASSENGERS
SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED
Disaster Narrowly Averted by Shallow
Water at Point Where Accident.
' Occurred — Only Woman on '
By Associated Press.
' INDIANAPOLIS, 7.— The ;■, ex
cursion steamboat Sunshine sank this
afternoon at ■ Broad Ripple park, ten
miles from the city, with 180 passengers
on board, all of whom were men except
one, a woman who was rescued by a
launch. I ...
No one was drowned, but , several
were " Injured ■In the panic.
.The Sunshine piles on the backwater
of Broad Ripple dam on White river,
and was carrying a picnic party con
sisting of employes of the Indianapolis
The overweighting of the boat caused
It to turn over . on its side, and the
superstructure broke from the hull. .The
water is fourteen feet deep in the chan
nel, but the boat was near the bank
when the accident occurred and in but
seven feet of water.
The upper deck remained above the
water. . Five persons were injured.
Persons in launches and canoes took
a number • of people from the water.
The greatest number clung to the up
per deck, which was not submerged,
until taken ashore by boats.
SENATOR CLARK IS
Nurse Says Distinguished' Patient Is
Regaining Normal Condition and
Takes Dally Drives
By Associated Press.
NEW TORK, Aug. 7.— United States
Senator W. A. Clark of Montana, whe
on July. 15 underwent an operation foi
the removal of a brain abscess, left his
apartments for the first time since, the
operation. Accompanied, by .a , nurse,
the senator drove In Central Park for
twenty. minutes. • • ' ■ ;
It was said at the house that Senator
Clark was rapidly regaining his nor
mal condition and he would now drive
out each pleasant day ( .until .his
strength was sufficient to permit him to
leave the city. . j , ; *:(,' i
WILL BUILD NEW LINE
E. H. Harrlman Says Southern Pacific
la Going to Cooa Bay
By Associated Press. '
PORTLAND, Aug. 7.— E. H. Harrl
man. who is In Portland en route for
Ban Francisco and the orient, In >an
interview confirms the announcement
recently made by General Manager J.
P. O'Brien of the Harrlman lines that
the Southern Pacific intends Immedi
ately to construct a line to Coos Bay.
When asked if the Southern Pacific
contemplated building a railroad down
the north bank of the Columbia river
Mr. Harrlman stated that he was not
Informed "as to the Northern Paclflc'i
plan. , • ."
As to his lntentlona Mr. Harrlman
reiterated a former atatement that
"wherever there Is business to Justify
it, or country to support, there we wlli
build a railroad," —-< »•» - —
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
NEW YORK DOCKS
SWEPT BY FIRE
RAILROAD TERMINALS GO UP
HALF A MILLION DAMAGES
Conflagration , Starts on ! Old Wooden
: Ferryboat '■ and ' for ' a Time
Threatens to Inflict Serious
' Loss on Shipping
By Associated Press. vS . . ■■; ' , ,
k NEW ' YORK,r Augi' B.— Within three
quarters of an hour late tonight fire
swept away the Delaware, Lacka wanna
& ,-' Western Railroad company's ter
minals ■In . Hoboken, . seized two ferry
boats and, practically. ruined them, and
for half an hour threatened the destruc
tion ■of i the entire ' water front In . the
vicinity, Including the Hamburg-Amer
ican ■ and North , German . Lloyd steam
ship docks, at which several big ships
were lying. ,
The property damage Is estimated at
between $400,000 and $500,000. So far as
known no lives were lost.
The i fire - started on an old wooden
ferryboat, spread to the main j building
of the Lacka wanna and thence to the
Dukes house. The. hotel was a frame
structure and was a ready prey for the
By this time the flames were spread
ing in all directions utterly beyond the
control of. the few who had responded
to the first alarms.
• At 1 o'clock this morning . the . fire
was under control and the big steam
ship piers had been saved. ...
The new immigration station, which
was built of brick and stone, had been
occupied only two weeks, cost $70,000 to
build and was supposed to be fireproof,
was soon a mass of fire, the Interior
burning rapidly.. Only a -few persons
were in the building at the time of the
outbreak and they were hurried out.
BRIDGE WORKERS GET !&}
ORDERS FOR A STRIKE
Between Fifteen and Twenty Thousand
Will Quit Work, Seriously Affect.
Ing Whole Industry
By Associated Press.
.. CLEVELAND, • Aug. 7.— The Plain
dealer tomorrow will say: Orders were
Issued > Monday ' afternoon from the
headquarters of the International Asso
ciation of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers by Secretary J. J. McNamar*
for a general strike against the Ameri
can Bridge company from Maine to
California.' It Is estimated that between
15.000 and - 20,000 ' bridge and structural
Iron workers will quit work.
Bridge work will be tied up In many
parts of the country, a number of big
building projects will be delayed and
the strike will affect thousands In the
. The following is a copy of the order
which was sent out to ninety locals of
the union' ln the United States and
Canada by Secretary McNamara of the
■ "The executive board orders a general
strike against the American Bridge
company to take effect - Wednesday,
August 9. The order Includes all joba
where' the ' American Bridge company
haa a first contract for erection."
I The general strike, according to Sec
retary McNamara, waa the outcome of
trouble between • the union and the
American Bridge company over the
sub-letting of a contract to a Boston
concern which the unions claim Is "un
WILL BE A CANDIDATE FOR
EASTERN FINANCIER SLATED
Secretary of Treasury Calls on Roose.
velt at Oyster Bay and Urges
Immediate Release From
Special to The Herald.
NEW TORK, Aug. 7.— The Press will
say tomorrow: It can be said on au- •
thorlty that Secretary Shaw's call 'on' ,
President Roosevelt yesterday: was' to '
ask that his resignation as secretary
of the treasury be accepted with' the
lrnst possible delay.
Shaw ts going out of the cabinet and ;
haß no desire to remain, so his friends '
say, a moment longer than will suit,
the president's present plan. This -Is
the Shaw side of It as learned from a ,
gentleman who said candidly that the ,
secretary of the treasury was a candl- ■.
date for president and desires to have , :
a free hand In what he does. . *, •
Persons well informed in respect ' of j;
the president's cabinet said last night
that there was no doubt that Roosevelt 1 1
determined several months ago to have '
a man in place of Shaw and a man
who will succeed him has already been'
Shaw's resignation is to take effect;
at the pleasure of the (president but he.
Is anxious to have • his successor ap-' ' ; ;
pointed at once.
' In the Fifth Avenue hotel last night
an intimate friend of Roosevelt said he '■' ;
had -known for many days past that
the resignation of Shaw was, imminent ;
and had heard several etoriea as. to Ms I _
successor. \ %„■">.••.-> • *.'••''• . ."■■■i' : *.>-
One story , was, to^the' .effect thst-^fiV!*;
new secretary^ o/; 'tha ' tWasurjv,^rsuld V ,
be from the noYthwest,' and another, 'lt
which he heard in Washington ' last),
week, . made it appear ' that Roosevelt '
Intended 'to reshape . his cabinet and
would ' take an eastern ? financier ?f of -•
secretary of the treasury, ', giving an- ",
other place in the cabinet to that sec
tion of the country now represented by ,
shawy . ..-,;,;; ." ' i.:-;\^^.'
SOUTHERN PACIFIC TO
""'INCREASE CAPITAL STOCKS
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7.— A notice
has been Issued for, a meeting of , the
stockholders' of the Consolidated
Southern Pacific Railroad company, to
be held in this city on /August 28 for
the purpose of Increasing the capital
stock to $160,000,000 and authorizing the
issue of .bonds to that amount for the
purpose iof paying off ' the present
bonded indebtedness and providing for
further, improvements. • .-.
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Foggy
Tuesday morning, becoming fair
during day; llflht west winds.
Maximum temperature In Los An.
geles yesterday, 83 degrees; mini,
mum, 59 degrees.
I—Hammel1 — Hammel will resign today.
2 — War ia on In suffrage camp.
3— Council refuses to oust board.
s—Southern5 — Southern California news.
7 — Planing mills for open shop. .
' 8.9 — Classified advertisements.
9.10 — Public advertising.
11— Markets. '
12 — Muat ponder on big water plan,
Conflagration In New Tork sweeps away
Bridgeworkers called out on strike In
volving from 15,000 to 20,000 men.
Excursion boat capsizes near Indian
apolis and catastrophe, is narrowly avert-
General chamber of commerce at
Shanghai appeals to British authorities
to use Influence In stopping boycott.
Russian liberals . believe constitution
will be along comparatively generous
Three, thousand persons attend brilliant .
receptions given to Secretary Taft and
Miss Alice Roosevelt at Manila. ■
San Bernardino sinking deep well to in
sure good city water supply.
San Francisco board of supervisors
compliments Los Angeles on Owens river
Bank statement Issued ■ by comptroller
Shows California institutions far. outstrip
Paciflo ■ coast states.
Shingle nail extracted from Jaw .ot
Southern Paciflo engineer. • . ■-■..'
Clinton Rogers Woodruff, clvto reform- .
er, addresses Municipal league.
Meetlrg of suffrage workers ends , in
OI Girl tights battle with fierce bulldog to
biivo her poodle vet. -. - ••
Southern Paelflo officials believe Salton
sea has now reached lta maximum height.
ltetull grocers prepare for big plcniu.
Southern Paciflo discontinues its .Bun-;
net express service beyond . Houston, >
Texas, because of yellow fever.
Clark road to put on through passenger
■ervlee between Xos Angeles, Denver and ,
° Amos' Hercules sentenced ' to lit* ' lm
""couneil will consider Owens water
project at specUl »©»» ion. •
City council refuses to confirm mayor's
action in removing the library board. >
Chief of Police \v. A. Hammel to resign •
tO l'Urilnj mills experience strike; declare
(or open shop.