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QUAKE KILLS 1500;
Reports from Costa Rica Tell of
Shock Lasting 24 Sec
onds at Nightfall
MANY FAMILIES WIPED OUT
Disaster Brings on Darkness. Fol
lowed by Hideous Roar
ing from Earth
SAX JOSE, Costa Rica, May 7.—The
list of dead In the earthquah
aster which destroyed i
Wednesday now numbers not fewer
than 1600. The city was destroyed by
.-in earthquake which lasted twenty
four seconds. Many Ami ricans are re
ported to have perished.
It was a tremendous movement.
following a few minor shocks during
the course of the di curred at ,
o'clock, in the evening. The Inhab
itants had no time to run out of their
houses, which fell I rashing to the
streets. Had the great shock come dur
ing the sic].in- hours hardly anj could
have escaped. ,
Every house and building was totally
destroyed Including the palace of the
American peace court, donated by An- ,
drew Carnegie. Identification o
Americans, even by the records, is now :
The (Vmerican colony Immediately sei
about to rescue those pinned down by
Many families have been wiped out
Rafael Ansel Troyo. the COSta 1.
poet, whose works are known in man)
countries, is among the dead.
Two priests and ten children neio
killed at the Silesian college.
The earthquake, which brought al
most total darkness and great i louds of
dust from the falling buildings, was
followed by a roaring which came ap
parently down in the earth, and for six
hours tho disturbance continued.
President Gonzales Visques and Pres
ident-elect Rlcardo Jlminez an i r
sonally in charge of the work of r,
The monetary losses reach tar Into
the millions. Foreign help is n<
badly, and must be prompt if pood is to
come or it. Thousands are horn
and without food.
Fire which broke out after the ae
structi.'ii of the town added to the hor
ror of the situation, and heavy rains
tint have fallen since have made the
conditions almost unbearable, even tor
those who escaped injury.
PRESIDENT TO SIT ON LID
TILL CONGRESS ADJOURNS
WASHINGTON, May 7.—President
Taft today canceled another enpnK<-'
--ment to so out of Washington and In
tends to sit hard on the lid until con
irress has passed some of the legisla
tion he think? the Republican party
X pledged to enact. The president will
not go t" Atlantic City May 21 ai i !
to speak before the labor department
o f the Presbyterian church general
PLAIN AND TITLED'JAPS'
CALL ON PRESIDENT TAFT
WASHINGTON, May 7.—Prince Iyo
■atl Tokugawa, presldi nt or the I
of peers of Japan, was Introduced to
President Taft today by Baron Uchida,
ii. Japanese ambassador. The presi
dent and his visitors spent ten or flf
minutes in social talk and inter
change of pleasant exprbsslons.
i Tat't also received a party
r fifty .1 ho are on a tour of
PUBLICITY BILL AMENDED
WASHINGTON, May 7.—The senate
commi tcp on prlvili and elections
today voted t" report the campaign
publii Ity bill. It was amended bo as
not to require publication in advance
JAPAN PLANS INCREASE
IN NAVY. SAY NEWSPAPERS
VICTORIA, B. <' May 7. Tokio
newspapers received by the steamer
Aymoi In state thai conferenci s a i
lug held by naval and government offl
to drafl plans for enlargini
Japani se iw\ j. and a big ex panslon
program will be submitted ai the next
. hi of i lio diet.
New : thai naval Inci
will I"- il.< burning question, Some
jinhit out thai Japan has now ImL six
in battleships, two of which are
nil the stocks. Other battleships are
lete, and action is
rative. Many newspapers rii
the mutti < in am i i
SEATTLE, May 7.—Former United
States District Attorney John J. Boyce
.•Hid former United States Marshal D.
A. Sutherland of Alaska, wlio were
summarily removed frnm office by
President Tat't April lit, arrived in
Seattle last night on their way from
j men v to "Washington, where they will
demand a congressional Investigation
of the causes leading up to their dis
hu will .. I
tting a In Washing
'I CANT STAND THIS-'SAYS
RANCHER. THEN KILLS SELF
BAK I .l:sl .! i.i'. ' \ 7.—Thomas
NeBB, v wi'il i .
here 1 i t him
;. ij" deu Ile left a
note asking thai , ent to his
i-'m and i:
CONSUL'S BODY SENT HOME
SEATTLE, May 7. .v bi i n
. i d tha< i '>■ m a.
j: 11lil■ y. I 'nited Sta • ral ;it
I [ongkong, who die, ■ici . ■ m ar
i |ye here on i lie n> urn i
June. :t, en route to Mllwaul
ii will be buried. The bo |
panic d by the famllj of tl 8
STORK BRINGS FOUR AT A TIME
SYCAMORE, 111.. May 7.—De Kalh
county's birth record wan broken lust
night when to Air. ami Mrs. John Al
fred Johnson mre born quadruplet*,
three boy« and one girl, each weighing
about four pounds.
I'M READY TO SHOW
BOOKS', SAYS PATTEN
Cotton Plunger Denies Receipt of
Subpoena from Federal
CHICAGO, May 7. —James A. Patton
says he Is not averse to a federal in
quiry into liis recent cotton operations.
He wired Instructions to his New York
brokers yesterday directing them to
throw open the books and show all de
tails of his trades to the government
"] have not received any subpoena
and don't know Whether I will be
called to testily In regard to the cot-
Inn market," said Mr. Patten, "but I
am perfectly willing to tell all I know.
than that, 1 have directed my
New York brokers to turn the books
Widi open for the benefit of the gov
"Since the middle of April all the
accounts Which formerly had been car
ried In the name of our firm have b< en
transferred to my individual account.
so there will bo no trouble whatever
In finding out at once what my opera
tions have been.
"What I am especially interested In
is the question whether I am within
my rights when I buy cotton or wheat
om and have it delivered to me,
pay for it and proceed to merchandise
it If this is not legal, then the whole
system must he at fault."
JAPANESE DEBATE ON
VOTING FOR WOMEN
(Continued from Pace One)
prime privilege. He said the KngJish
common law is based on the old Iloman
law, which regarded woman as a
slave, declared that privileges had come
to women slowly and added that the
next great privilege due her is the bal
"The T'nited States,' 1 he said, "needs
the votes of women. It will make
woman stronger, it will increase man's
respect for her and it will make her
better able to bring up her children.
Democracy means equal opportunity,
and if woman does the same work ns
men why should she not have the same
T. Tsuchlyama, who followed, pave
the Buffragettea their hardest knock.
Mr. TsUChiyama had been looking into
the governmental affairs of Colorado,
women vote, and he had found
there many things which didn't please
him. After t( Illng the honorable
judges about it lie said:
"In T'olitieal affairs women are
dreamers, but not doers. Women do
not change politics. Politics changes
women. In the states where women
vote social conditions are not Improv
ing, but In the other states they are.
Not ninny women want to vote. Only
T, per cent of women want the ignorant
\l Miyasakl, for the affirmative, ana
I Takemura, for the negative, had
tii, lr say and then the judges retired
t,, figure out tli" verdict, with the re
sult already stated.
Musi.- by flic Boys' <"!!ee club of
polytechnic high and two soners by
Mis'- Lucille Collins were pleasant
features of the evening. K. Ito offlei
ated as chairman^
MILWAUKEE MAYOR WANTS
CHICAGO HEALTH OFFICER
CHICAGO, May 7. —Mayor Seidel, So
clallßtic executive of Milwaukee, lias
come to Chicago to look for a health
commissioner. The position rays $:>
a year and he has offered It to Dr.
I Ball, chief sanitary Inspec
tor of Chicago, who draws a salary of
Dr. Ball announced yesterday he
would accept the offer unless the f'lii
city council raises his salary im
MEMBER OF SCHMITZ BOARD
MAY ESCAPE PENITENTIARY
SAX FRANCISCO, May 7.—The state
supreme court today took up the ap
plication for rehearing of the case of
Michael f'offey, a former member "f
the Schmitz board of supervisors, who
was convicted of bribery and sentenci d
i i even years at San Quentin. No ac
tion was taken further than the mak
of an order summoning Coffey to
appear before the June session.
CAN'T CARE FOR ALL HIS
TRADE AS POISON HUNTER
XKW YORK, May 7.— Becaupe of the
inability of Dr. Edward K. Smith, tox
in re from Kan
City, where he if-- a witness In th<>
■ . the i rial ..f Maurice M
Lustigr, b former private detective
charged with wife poisoning, has been
adjourned until next week.
Dr, smith is to be the principal wit
ness for the prosecution In the Lustlg
$25-000 FIRE THREATENS
TO DESTROY SMELTER
PRESCOTT, Ariz, May 7.—An early
gutted a thi I i Ick building
ai the ! lumboldt Bmeltei. used for a
laboratory und ai assa; offi
Ing the apparatus and equipment. Tim
loss i i'd I i partlj eon red I
insurance. The unki ia n. I. I*' :.
i,t « Ind ■ a i itiiig plant
LONDON'S APRIL TRADE
SHOWS LARGE INCREASE
I.c i.vih i.\ Ma ! i tradi
returns for ii" 1 moi th i II how an i
Increase In lin] or) i of io unii
rcase in the cxv >r1 ■
The principal mci i ; orta
was raw material,
American cotton and I '
rubber. 'I hi i xports wi re principally
iufa( tured xoods.
BAR ALL BUT SEVEN HINDUS
WASHINGTON May \ n develop
ed yesterdaj that a proteHt recently
bj Immigrant Im i ecti i Alna
h :tt Ban i i rul
Ing of tin boi i d of Irtq i which
is n mlnorltj member, admitting
about twenty Hindu to this country,
had been to a large exti nl hubi
:. i.nii Seen tary (label I of the
dopnrtineni of rommerce and labor.
only seven of the Hindus wera allowed
LOS 4NGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MOJtNING, MAY 8, 1910.
HELD ON BIG BAIL
High Priest of Tantrik Order Ac
cused of Statutory Offense
by Young Woman
TELLS AN AMAZING STORY
Before Becoming Dupe Girl Punc
tured Hand and Wrote Name
in Her Blood in Book
NEW YORK. May 7.—"00 m the Om
nipotent," alias Peter Coon, alias Pierre
Barnard, high priest of the Tantrlk
Order of Worship! was held In $15,000
bonds today for trial In the court of
general sessions, on a statutory charge
made by one of his dupes.
"I and that the charge has been fully
sustained." said Magistrate Breen to
day at the preliminary hearing. "This
girl, 'Gertrude Leo' of Seattle, one of
the two complainants, has been in
veigled Into a den of iniquity. 1 shall
not reduce the bail I fixed when I first
read the complaint and before the tes
timony showed the dangerous character
of this man and his practices."
The testimony of Miss Leo today
went Into tails which mndo the girl's
sister, Mr*. Edward H. Miller, who In
troduced her to Oom in good faith, he
lieving that he could restore her health,
weep as she listened. During the cross
examination she made a motion as if
to hurl a glass of water at the head of
counsel tor the. defense, Court attend
ants led her from the room, and she
apologized when she re-entered.
Miss Leo testified that she first met
Oom in Seattle on January 21, 1909,
and that he Induced her to come, east
with him by promises to give her free
treatment and a musical education in
return for her services as his stenog
rapher, She understood that she would
live with her sister.
In point of fact, when she came to
New York she was placed in a. fiat
with two woman inmates of the Tan
trik order, one of whom was known by
one of • Mini's aliases.
ASKS HElt TO BE NATJTCH GIIU.
"I am not a real good man," Miss
Leo testified Oom. told her. "I am a
god, but I have condescended to put on
the habit of a man that I may perform
the duties of a yogi and reveal true
religion to the elect of America."
"All priests," Oom continued, "nave
Nautch girls. In my sacred capacity
I cannot marry, but our Natuch girls
serve us as wives. It is the duty of
the priest to give her all the world
best goods. She is looked upon as
Gertrude consented to become a sa
cred Nautch girl, she testified. She
jabbbi d a steel pen into the palm of
her left hand, and wrote her name In
blood on the roster of the order.
"I both feared and loved him," she
swore today. "He made me believe
he could communicate, with priests all
over the world, who would sit in coun
cil at his complaint and take away my
mind if I did not obey him. I com
plained, but I submitted."
The girl described the rites of the
order, which were based, she said, on <
sex worship as they were practiced
in the large room where, on the night
of the raid, the police found a class
of men and women.
The complaint of Zella Hopp, the
other complainant, was practically the
Further testimony was that the Or
der of Tantrik Worship la widely
spread in America, and that the inter
national journal of the order has sev
eral thousand subscribers who pay $2
each annually. Copies of this maga
zine were found in the house when it
B. & 0. RAILROAD BORROWS
$4-000-000 ON ITS NOTES
NEW YORK, May 7.—Announcement
was made today thai bankers had pur
chased from the Baltimore & Ohio rail
s4,ooo,ooo of thn e-year I 1; per rent
. which will be placed here and in
Europe. The proceeds will be used for
Improvements and the purchai of
equipment, and the financing will cover
the company's requirements for the
next three years.
LIEUT. COL. IRVINE DIES
DETROIT, May 7. Lieut. Col. Robert
Cromble trvim . TT. S. A. retired, died
at his home here to iri disease.
He was born at St. Johns, N. 8., In 1851,
was appointed to i by Presi
dent Hnyes, and distinguished himself
In a i ampalgn again; ttl I ndian up
rising In 1880-8.
SUPERB BEACH A
tt • Great Scenic Railway
\/ PTI IOP Dancing, Boating, Plunge and Surf Bathing,
* v^lllv/V Chiaffarclli's Concert Band, Max Backman's
Famous Boston and Atlantic City Band at Venice Auditorium Sun
day Afternoon and Evening. Sec the Amethyst Sea Moss in Bloom
Ocean Park-Santa Monica gSK^oSS^rS*,.
-f-> J___ J _ D an Delightful 10-Mile Ride Along the Ocean
KedOnaO JbeaCU Band Concerts, Bathing
Picturesque Santa Monica Canyon p? C n? c eal
Ground in the Woods. .Refreshments of All Kinds
To Beautiful Lookout Mountain SS^SU
Laurel Canyon, Bungalow Land, affording one of the most picturesque sights on
the Pacific coast. Thirty-minute auto service from Laurel canyon, commencing
10:30 a. m. Round trip from Los Angeles, 75c.
• _' *
_ ■ , t-% 'a •T5 Balloon Route Excursion Station
LOS Angeles Pacific Ky. HM St.. Between Fourth and Fifth
■DELASCO THEATER ; IlflnKco-niiM-knnod Co., Tropra. and Mt«,
t.L,Afc>L,U 1 "_.„ MATINK.KS TOKAY, Tlnimday, Saturday.
The third and positively last week of "THE
PRICK," tieorge Broadhurst's newest and
' Itrrateat play, mill commence tomorrow
night at tho nulaw 11 theater. •Tin: PRICE.
is Just the biggest and muni sensational «m -
can you ever haw. l-'verybody who sees this
great play »ays the same thing. ■
1 vi.'vt WEEK LEWIS P. STONE and the Belnreo theater company will pre
sent GEORGE M. COHAN'S musical-play, "FORTY-FIVE MINUTES FROM
L«->o AMr 1 TTC TT-TTT ATT7T? SPRING ST., Matinee Erery llb.t.
OS ANUt/LJ^a iHafliaK InBAB fourtii. * shows muiiili
The l.auj;h-O-S<-opr. I FAGAN I S Singing t.lrlii.
The Laush-O-Scope. | FAGAN I 3 hinging Olrls.
POPULAR PRICES —10c, '."(Ic and 30c.
Go A Kir* r>r>TTT> A tJTr»TTCT? MATINEES TODAY. Tuesday, Saturday.
RAND OPERA HOUbfe, Phone* Main HIM; Home A 1067.
FAREWELL WEEK FAREWELL WEEK
COMMENCING MATINEE TODAY
and hie bin sinßins company will present as thl Ir farewell offering an elaborate pro
duction of Victor Herbert and Harry B. Smith's famous comic opera success.
Regular H.-utman prices—Bargain Matinee on Tuesday. Seats selling. |
BASEBALL— Pacifi^Coast^ League
>\\ ■ FKAXCISCO "v«. LOS ANGELES —At Chutes Park, 2:3o—Wednesday,
Mnv 4- Thursday. May 5; Saturday, .May 7: Sunday, May 8, mornlnsi Mon
day May 0 AT VKHNON' i-AUK— May (1, 2:30; Sunday, May 8. 10:30.
i-ADllSa FREE every day except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Remember the
Friday afternoon games and the Sunday morning games are played at the VERNON
BALL PARK, a.« heretofore. _^___^__^_______^_^______
LYMPIC TUT7ATPP > HITS and NOVELTIES
LYMPIC THEAIbK HITg and novelties.
—(•OOLE=T THEATER in TOWN. ALPHIN and FARGO OFFER "WANTED,
—A HUSBAND," with Jules Mendel and Blossom Seeley. TEN 810 BINDING
AN DANCING NOVELTIES. inc. 20c, 25c.
ILLNESS ONCE MORE
RETARDS HYDE CASE
Wrangle Over Deposition of Sick
Woman Prevents Defense
KANSAS CITY, May 7.— Wranglln*
ovor a deposition that involved one
question so retarded the progress of
the Hyde trial today that the defense
failed to close its case, ns It had
planned to do.
The deposition was that <>f Mr?. John
M. ("loary. She was ill and her tes
timony was taken at hfr homo this
in..niing. She testified Dr. Hyde and
his wife took dinner at her house last
The state Insists the couple was at
the Bwope home that day.
Prosecutor Conkllng asserted when
rourt finally convened this afternoon
that he had noi been given proper no
tice of the Intention t<> take the deposi
tion and he was sustained by the rourt.
By the time this matter was aettled
it wa~ late In tin* day.
Dr. J. W. PerkUiH was then called
and questioned briefly, after which
court adjourned until Monday.
HAVENS, CARELESS, MAY
LOSE SEAT IN CONGRESS
Democrat Who Smashed Machine
Fails to File Election Ex
penses in Time
ROCHESTER, N. T., May 7.—Be
cause of failure to file his election ex
penses within ten days after election,
James S. Havens, Democrat, wlio was
elected to congress from the Thirty
second congressional district April 19,
over George W. Aldrldge, Republican,
has forfeited hU office, according to
authorities quoted here.
Mr. Havens sent his account Of ejec
i tion expenses from Washington to be
Bled here, and when it was prcs. ntcd
yesterday Commissioner of Elections
Nichols refused to accept it, holding
thai under the law lie had no right to
accept such a statement after the ex
piration of ten days.
It. is held that Mr. Havens should
have filed his expense account not later
than April 29.
♦ « » ———
Southern Pacific change in time
Sunday, May 8. Sen display notice in
AMUSEMENTS •' ,
OROSCO'S BURBANK THEATER ""Sil'SSih:
BBOIMMING MATINEE TODAY, REX 11 BACH'S GRIPPING DRAMA OF
First time on any stago outside of New York city. Prices 35c, 60c, 780. Matln«e§ Satur
day and Sunday, 100, 2.*>c, 60c,
HAMBURGER'S MAJESTIC THEATER B^fK'.
BEOINMNG TOMOIIT— ' . »
KOLB AND DILL
IN THE GREATEST MUSICAL AND KUN PLAT 'EVER PRODUCED. ".■'(
The Merry Widow and the Devil
Trices -~c, r.Oc. 76e, 11. Matlneea Wcdnesd ay and Saturday. 25c. 60c. 75«.
lf^Vt-V-LQ-~.. J"-TO^- — "* ■ MATKTEB EVERT DAY.
l-aril.iihir M-l \Tf\II f\ CXX t\ 11CX I **r«-nenttt»_f Always the I
\iz: £r? rh'i;!fli n,'l V ailucVlllc 1 *n^ rz%i^..
\ "■■ ■'■■■ i '
"The Leading Lady" ' "La Petite Gosse"
With Marguerite Han«y'* Co. | 1 With Mile. M. Cork.4 Co.
Edwin Holt & Co. -_, . . Stelling & Revell
•■The Mayor and the Manicure.'* JYlatinCC Horizontal Bar.
Charles F. Semon TnHav Nonette
The Narrow Feller. 1 OUdy Musician and Bololst.
Barnes i & Crawford I— ' Girls from Melody Lane
: "Patent Fakir and Lady." Max Witt's singers.
OIU'IIKITM MOTION PICTIUKS. .„.,„„ ..
EVKKT XIOnT. 100. i:»-. Slk-. 75.-. MATINEB I>AII,V. 10r. 250, Bot.
MASON OPERA HOUSE
55JST Tuesday, May 10th
MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
Charles Frohman Presents
I c y_DAMS
In J. M. Barries Best Play,
WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS
By th« author of "The Little Minister." "Quality Street." "Peter Pan," «tc
Trices 800 to $2.00. Scats now on sale. _^_______
-r-, LANCHARD HALL wsSS£?**vmß
. Tuesday Evening, May 10
Saturday Matinee, May 14
Dr. Ludwig Wullner
Great German Lieder Singer
Prosrams Include "Das Hexenlled" and "Four Serious Songs" (Brahms).
Prices—US 00, $1 SO. $1.00. Beat rale b'erlns Saturday, May 7. 10 a. m. SOUTH..
KIIN CAI.II'OHMA MrsICCO., 832 * '""" Broadway.
SIMPSON AUDITORIUM- ** E B,L Hn™.^
FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 13
California Pianiste with an International Reputation
SEAT SALE AT BARTL.ETT MUSIC CO., OPPOSITE CITY HALI*
POPULAR PRICES—SOc, 75c, $1.00 I -
T EVY'S CAFE CHANTANT a, THIItn AND MAIN.
EVY'S CAFE CHAN lAN l g g:3O and 10:30 imtly.
. Another Group of Star Entertainers
the icmsTOFFr TRIO, Grand Opera company; FOUR IMPERIAL. HUNGARIAN DANG
ERS from Budapest; RAYMOND BALDWIN. Baritone Soloist; TRACY MARKOW.
Operatic Soprano, and KAMMERMEYETVS ORCHESTRA, with now program numbers.
IT IB TO DINK PLEASANTLY.
PRINCESS THEATRE *"?*£",:
SEW PRINCESS STOCK CO, In the hip fun show. "THE »50,000 BEAUTY."
The show that breaks the record. A whirlwind of mirth, music and mimicry,
featuring the favorite chorus of the city. THREE SHOWS DAILY— 3 o'clock, 7:l."»
and 9:1.'. PRICES 10c. 20c, 25c.
The Attractions of Our Resorts /o£&\
Saturday and Sunday Promise U^poJ
To Be the Beet Ever. xsst_r£>/
$2.00 Round Trip
The greatest scenic railway trolley trip. The most wonderful of
them all in diversity and beauty of its scenery and scope and variety
of its views. Spend the week end at ALPINE TAVERN.
Cars from 6th and Main St. terminal 8, 9, 10 a. m., 1:30 and 4p. m.
The Inviting Spots Are
LONG BEACH, with the greatest variety of first-class amuse
ments. Hear the Famous Municipal Band in its daily concerts.
Enjoy the Pleasure Pier, the Pike, the Virginia Hotel and Mam
moth Hot Salt Plunge, Double Whirl, Figure Eight, Ocean Ex
cursions and a hundred other attractions. There is always some
thing doing. •
POINT FIRMIN, with its rugged cliffs. The government
breakwater and lighthouse.
HUNTINGDON BEACH, NEWPORT, BALBOA and SUN-,
SET BEACH. The FISHERMAN'S PARADISE. It's a beauti
ful ride along the Surf Line for miles.
. NAPLES for the famous Fish Dinner at the NAPOLT. . __
The Valley Attractions Include
' ■ BPV
Charming CASA VERDUGO, Toothsomely, Temptingly Quaint
MONROVIA, AZUSA, GLENDORA, COVINA and SIERRA
MADRE. Beautiful trips through the Orange Groves.
RUBIO CANYON, with its witchery of solitude.
Other Points of Interest
San Gabriel Mission Cawston Ostrich Farm
Fast, Frequent Service from Sixth and Main Streets.
Pacific Electric Railway"