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VOL. XXXII, NO. 167.
RAINSTORM AGAIN TIES UP TRAFFIC STREETS OF CITY FLOODED *v t -' BY WATER MAN DROWNED AT SAN PEDRO /Damage to Railroads Stalls Passen* !/.. ger Trains on All Llnea— Hat. field Must Go Some Yet Forecast for today: Continued rain,' southerly winds. Inches Rainfall for storm 1.94 Rainfall for season to date. .17.65 Rainfall to same date a year -ago ...V 4.95 Average yearly rainfall since 1877 i ...15.71 What Hatfleld lacks 35 'Jupiter Pluvlus Hatfleld will have : to go some 1 yet. ■ Thirty-five one-hundrcdthß of an inch ' stand between him and the $1000 prize offered as a reward for "ralnmaklng." For the first time In years Southern Callfornians are crying, "No more V rain," but unless they can bribe the I '.'Wizard of Esperanza" Into calling off his chemical affinities they might Just 88 well hold their peace until the eight een-lnch mark is reached in Los An geles. 1; Hatfleld needs the money, and he Is -' going to get It If all Southern Califor ' nla has to suffer. He told the people V, he could do certain things; he now avers he has fulfilled his part of the ■contract, or at least all but thlrty-flve , xone-hundredths of an Inch. . '); "Ralnmaklng" is a science, says Hat ;, field,' just like anything else, and now I there will be "nothln' to it." South : : ; crn j California will have no need of schemes In future, for Hat 1 field has solved the whole problem, and ■ henceforth this glorious section will I blossom like the rose. Much Damage Caused I But . while 3 the southland has been .undergoing this experiment with -the .young "rainmaker," , untold damage 'has" been- caused. Los Angeles, has ■ ; twice within' the past week been iso :. lated from the outside.world.iii bo far ;j|>s'' railroad ''communication has 'been 'concerned. Telegraph and telephone 'wires have been blown down, and It \;; has-been extremely difficult to con tinue operations. ; | witnessed another severe •y rainstorm which ' played havoc ■' with .the. railroads. The wind was light, ■;\iowever, so that the damage was not | nearly so great as during the tornado ';, of 'Sunday and Monday. , •'. .The only fatality recorded as a result ;of yesterday's continuation of the •j storm was at San. Pedro, where a .'1 French sailor was drowned. Drowned in Skiff ; .The accident occurred In the outer •harbor, near the entrance to the inner | channel. Louis Legrande, a member of : the crew. of the ship Bangalore, aged ;■ 26 .years,' endeavored to make shore in a .small skiff, but the boat was | swamped, and before assistance could 1 reach him he went down. Legrande •iworea heavy suit of clothes, so that ,ihis body did not come to the surface of ''the water after it sank. r ; 'Both the coast and valley lines of tho f r Southern Pacific are in bad condition. are stalled at Santa Barbara, Bakersfleld, Burbank and San Fernan do, with hundreds of passengers •.'aboard. 'Many of them are said to be j suffering from the hardships encount ered. , . PyilMg Santa Fe is also experiencing much 111 luck with Its tracks at Cajon 'pass, and only on» train came in over that line yesterday. Sand is piled high i on ;. the tracks and workmen find it ; difficult unload It, as the rain con i tiues to-wash it back. :h|; Several , sections of southbound pas jfswiger, trains came hVover the South ;'j ern i Pacific yesterday, but it Is not /thought traffic will be resumed on f. schedule . time for several days. . Mails Greatly Delayed The damage ,;to ,the railroads j has greatly I delayed the malls Blnce last ■Saturday. „ ;'» Local i street car traffic has been i^much impeded .on 'account of yester day's rain, storm. , The 'Hollywood 'am] . ColPg'rova ., lines of the Los Angeles \ Pacific Railway company were closed all day by heaps of sand for hundred's of yards at a stretch over the tracks. Water from the low lands flooded the tracks in places, carrying awaypor- S tlons of It, ,'~/ ". In Los *• Angeles' 4 niany of the streets w»re veritable rivers of water at Inter vals during the storm. Pedestrians corners waiting patiently for 4he water to run off. At Seventh and • Olive) streets the flood was so severe aa to wash a car off the trapk. No one 'was Injured, however, and the damage to 'the: oar was only nominal. ' At Pico and Flsueroa streets the wa .tor^wViH deep enough for a skiff. A man named George Rogers caught a ; woman •up- in his arms, who weighed nearly . 226 pounds, and • carried her across the street as If she were a mere .', baby. • Rogers, who is six feet tall, *i> J'h tlif , w'ati'r was over a foot deep at 'this point and he found It no easy (Continued uu I'm Twui Los Angeles Herald. WIFE OF SUPREME PRESIDENT OF FRATERNAL BROTHERHOOD MRS. C. P. DANDY, WHO DIED SUDDENLY YESTERDAY WEDS FIANCE IN SURGICAL WARD SISTERS' HOSPITAL PATIENTS SEE STRANGE CEREMONY Handsome Girl Wearing Bridal Robes Becomes the Wife of Young Civil . Engineer, Victim of a Rail, road Accident Because her. fiance was terribly . In jured In an accident three days before their wedding was to take place Miss Ida "Lewis' of Mesa Grande was not In. the least disposed to postpone the event indefinitely, and Wednesday she was married to' John Q. " Morris In 'the surgical ward of the Sisters' hospital.' Clad In bridal robes which were to have been worn at as pretty a wedding as a girl could desire. Miss Lewis, ac companied by her mother, marched into the surgical ward. At the bedside of the groom the bridal party was met by Rev. Stephen Sherman of St. Athanaslus church, the offlciatlng l clergyman, and in the pres ence of an interested audience of Bweet faced sisters 'and wondering patients the service was read.. . About six weeks ago Mr. Morris, who was chief car inspector of the Southern Pacific at Yuma, was Injured In an ac cident and was brought •to Los An geles, where it was found that he had sustained a severe fracture of the hip. The accident occurred three days be fore the expected wedding. Miss Lewis Immediately came to Los , Angeles to be with her betrothed in his sufferings and has been a constant attendant at the hospital; Miss Lewis, accompanied by her mother of ' Mesa Grande, , went to the hospital Wednesday morning wear- Ing her wedding gown. ' Miss Clara D. Morris and Miss Isadora Porter attend ed the bride. Morris wilt be confined to the hos pital about four months. Mrs. Morris will : reside ■ during that time at 1020 Colton street. ■ : , , Mrs. Morris Is a charming young woman of the brunette type and strik ingly handsome. - j i .' ■ BELIEVE YEGGMEN ARE *AT WORK IN LOS ANGELES Police Arrest a Suspicious Character Who Promises to Tell Secrets of the Gang Is there a" gang of yeggmen operating: in Los Angeles? The police believe there is. Last night they arrested a suspicious look ing character whom they think is one of a band of yeggmen now in Loh An geles. Officer Zlegler of the "plain clothes" squad, wiih approached by a ynung man en South Spring street early taut even ing, who 'asked him for money with which to secure a room for the night. Hn put up a .woeful tale about having Just come from San fiernardlno and having no money. Zlegler took him by surprise by arresting him, telling him at the time that he would take him to the police station, search him and If he found that 'he had no money he would probably do something for him. At the station the man was searched anil it whs found that he had eighty cents In his socks. "He easy with me and I'll put you wise to something," the fellow told the offlcar. Zlegler believes he has made mi Im portant capture in this man, and the police i will use every effort' to . locate those who are believed to be his «c- LOS ANGELES, CAL., FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 17, 1905. BEEF TRUST MEN OFF TO EUROPE FEARS THAT WITNESSES MAY V NOT APPEAR Important Information Now In Hands ' of Federal Authorities, but No ■ ' . Immediate Investigation .Will Be Made • Special to The Herald. CHICAGO, March"-. 16.— Further , in formation is being received at the of fice of United States .District Attorney Bethea and: Marshal John C. : Ames that prominent witnesses In the "Beef Trust" inquiry are" leaving Chicago/ No immediate Investigation: is to be made, it is ' declared, but, if all of the wit nesses subpoenaed to appear on certain days fall to report, bench warrants may be Issued and secret service men or deputy United States marshals will be sent to search for them. Evasion of. a United States district court sub poena may be punished by a fine or imprisonment for contempt. Although it 'ls not positively known that Irving A. ■ Vant, assistant treas urer of Swift & Co., has left the United States, It Is understood that Deputy United States marshals have 'for sev eral ,weeks been searching for him In Chicago. He has not been at his home for some time and' at the offices of Swift & Co. it has been stated that he Is out of town. The evidence that .is, likely to result from the testimony of . at least six witnesses who. will , be heard by the grand Jury Monday Is now in the hands of the federal authorities. It Is said that most of the information that these men can furnish has already been fer reted out by Deputy United- States Marshal St. .Clalr and Capt. Porter, who are handling that branch of the case. Hundreds of pages of still more Important data are In the hands of Assistant Attorney ;. General O: H. Pagin.- ■ • ' Packing . company employes .• who sailed for Europe yesterday are E. A. Allen,' former, assistant secretary of the Hammond Packing company, now with the National Packing company; James Brennan; .'■ a • department manager for Swift '& Co.; F. A. Spink, traffic man ager for the . National Packing com pany, . . • • President McLaln of the National Packing company and officials of Swift & Co. said that their men had gone to Europe on business which took them th^fe each year. BATTLE WITH NEGROES Two Black Men Are Killed by Officers in Mississippi By Associated Press. j GREENVILLE, Miss., March 16.—Of ficers who went from here this morning to arrest the negroes who shot Deputies Duke and Leonard'at Dudley last night returned tonight with two dead negroes and -two prisoners. The officers were met at Dudley by a posse . and went to the house where the negroes lived, intending to make the arrest as quietly as possible in order not to stir up more excitement than necessary. The ne groes fired on the officers, who replied, killing two. . The others fled from the house and were raptured. . Engine Blows Up I'y Associated Press. ECHO, Nev., March 16.— A Union Pa elf to engine pulling eastbound , freight No. 62 blew up while passing this sta tion today, Injuring the engineer, fire man and brakeman. The engine was badly wrecked. ' LODGE MOURNS RULER'S WIFE CONCLAVE IS SADDENED BY SUDDEN DEATH MRS. C. P. DANDY STRICKEN Expires While Her Husband Presides Over Session of Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Brotherhood While her husband was presiding over a session of the grand conclave of the fraternal brotherhood, now In ses- Blon In Los Angeles, Mrs. C. P. Dandy died suddenly at the family home, SOS Westlake avenue, yesterday afternoon. Death was caused by heart disease. Mrs. Dandy had been slightly 111 for several days but was not thought to be In any danger. ■ . , . •': -Her husband, supreme president of the Fraternal Brotherhood, was called from his desk In the convention hall yesterday afternoon about 6 o'clock. A message saying he was wanted at. hit) home was given tp him. 'Mrs. Dandy was dead at the time, but the husband did not learn of his bereavement until he reached the residence on Westlake avenue. A reception which was to have been held last night for the officers and dele gates gave way to a tender memorial service, at which expressions of Sym pathy for the supreme president ■■were voted informally. The supreme lodge of the order will convene this morning only to be ad journed Immediately out of respect to the deceased. HUSBAND ACCUSED IN CROSS SUIT MRS. H. L GORDON BRINGS ACTION FOR DIVORCE Wife of Wealthy Angeleno in Turn .' "* Accuses Her Spouse of Infidel. Ity — He Denies the Charge Col. H. L. Gordon, a well-known citi zen of Los Angeles and reputed to be worth half a million dollars, who sued for a divorce some time ago on statu tory grounds, yesterday was made the defendant in a cross suit filed by hit" wife, Mrs. Nellie K. Gordon. | Through her attorneys. Gage & Foley, Mrs. Gordon alleges that. Colonel Gor don is equally guilty. Mollie and Vir ginia Kennedy, sisters of Mrs. Gordon, are named- in the cross suit. Mrs. Gordon's attorneys ask $10,000 in payment of their fee. The court grant ed a temporary injunction against Col onel Gordon's property, the papers hav ing been served yesterday afternoon. Col. Gordon denies the charges made against him. Speaking of the trouble that led "up to the present disagree ment between himself and wife, Col. Gordon said last night: "On February 25, through my attor neys, Stephens & Stephens, I filed pro ceedings in court for a divorce against my wife, mentioning A. J. Montreull in the complaint. I had employed priv ate detectives to follow |my wife, and on their ' report and her confession T based my action. I was so overcome at the time that 111 1 had to summon a physician. Next day I left the home, at 1518 St. Andrews place, and have not been back since." ' Col. Gordon has been married three times. His first wife died, and he was divorced from his second wife, jln July, .1892, In Chicago, he married his present wife, having met her in San Jose. Col. Gordon has four children. They are Huntley L. Gordon, William W. Gordon, Mrs. Rene S. Brassey and Mrs. A. H. Headlly, all residents of Los Angeles. Gordon is the owner o? a business block at Second and Broad way, and other valuable city property. He also has. a 250-acre ranch near Ar tesla. GEN. JOSEPH R. h.'.WLEY IS SERIOUSLY ILL Little Hope Is Entertained That He Will Regain His Health By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, March 16.— General Joseph R. Hawley, who retired from the senate on March 3 last, after a ser vice of twenty-four years and who wus made brigadier general on the retired list of the United States army by con gress in recognition of his valiant ser vices during the Civil War, Is lying at his residence in this city Berlously \\\ His condition Is said to be critical. General Hawley had occasional per iods of semi-consciousness tonight and apparently was a' little • stronger. His system responded well to stimulants', but no hope Is held out that he will last any length ' of time WINS COLORADO GUBERNATORIAL FIGHT JAMES H. PEABODY RUSSIANS KEPT UPON THE MOVE JAPANESE DRIVE THEM FROM TIE PASS Kuropatkin Likely to Be Forced Into . a Flat Country Traversed by i Innumerable Rivers and : : Streams ; General Kuropatkln and the rem nants of the. army; are now In the mountains a few miles north of the southern 'entrance of the pass, trying to shake, off their' pursuers, who ap parently are not going to repeat the mistake ■ of ; Liao Yang and allow: the Russian-, army 'to escape. ■ Kuropatkin has . bet>n., reinforced . by, , the garrisoni of Tielln^ and other northern V towns, and* also" by a ' few new troops, who were" on their way from Russia when the battle of Mukden began. But even with these there 1b little hope for him. It is true that he has some thirty or forty miles of hilly country extend ing from Tie pass to Fenghusien which might enable him, to hold off the en emy for a time, but once out' of the hills he has before him nearly three hundred miles ,of flat, open country and innumerable rivers and streams to cross. . Must Cross a Huge Plain This is what is termed ' the great valley of the Sungarlk, but is In fact an Immense plain, bounded on the east by high mountains and extending northward, to Siberia and westward In to Mongolia. Klrln, east of the railway, and Har bin, the most northerly point on the railway, where it branches off to Vlad ivostok eastward and to Siberia-west ward, are the centers of this wonder fully rich country, resembling In many respects to the Northern Territories of Canada. . From Tie pass the railway runs over hills known as "The Divide", to Kal yuan, twenty miles, whence •It strikes into a valley; on either side of which rise high hills, and emerges Into the plain Just northeast of the important Chinese city of Fenghusien. . From there to Harbin hardly a hill can be seen from the railway train,' the line running almost straight, except where one occasional curve Is necessary: to reach a city or favorable crossing of a river. In addition . to the railway there is a splendid wagon road from Tie pass to • Kaiyuan, where It branches, one branch making a detour to the westward, skirting the moun tains and running almost direct to Harbin. The j other . branch passes through the mountains to Klrin, from which center there are many roads. The distance from Tie pass to Har bin is very little less than 300 miles, and except for the first few miles, ev ery acre .Is under cultivation or sup porting hundreds of cattle, sheep and horses. LAST STRONGHOLD GONE Constant Retreat the Only Strategy Possible for Russians By Associated I'ross. ST. PETERSBURG, March 17. 1:50 a. m.— With the evacuation of Tie paBS Wednesday night the Russian army abandoned the last stronghold in southern . Manchuria end definitely turned over the section to the Jupanese for the campaign of 1005. No other strategy in possible for (Jon. JCuroput kln in view of his Bounty supplies of ammunition and storea, the shattered condition of his army and the wide enveloping movements which the Jap* anese have continued almost without stop since the Russian defeat at Muk den. - Nothing has' been heard of the part which Oen. Kawamura's army Is <Coutlnue4 on **«(• Three.) PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH COUPLE MAY HAVE PERISHED IN GALE POLICEMAN AND WIFE RE PORTED LOST AT AVALON Left the Peninsula In a Row Boat, and It Is Believed That They Were . Caught In Fierce Gale Lost in a fearful storm at sea off the western shore of Catallna island Is the probable fate of Officer George "Wlllett of the local police force and his wife, who left Avalon a few days ago for a trip around- the island • in < a row boat and have not been heard from since. I Captain ; Auble of the local police force and every, officer. on. the depart ment are searching for some clew, to the < whereabouts of the popular young officer, but only small hope of : evsr again seeing him or his wife is enter tained. ' Wlllett had been on the force for a short time and at the first of the month asked for a leave of absence to enjoy a few weeks at Avalon. This request was granted and- Wlllett, left his boarding place at 644 South Flgueroa street ami started 1 on his vacation. He was to have returned on ' March 15 and when he failed to put In an appearance a search was made for him. Caught In Storm Residents of Avalon say just before the heavy storm at sea of a few days ago, Wlllett, accompanied by his wife, started from the peninsula to go around to the western end of the Island. They had hardly disappeared from sight when the storm came up, and although the western section of the island has been communicated with no word or clew of the officer can be obtained. "Wlllet la one of the moat prominent men on the force, besides being an ex cellent o'f fleer," said Captain Auble yesterday, "and when he failed to ap pear on the proper day' I became alarmed. , I have caused inquiries to be made on all parts of the Island but have received no word of my officer. The Banning company is also working on the case and every effort to get some word of the disappearance or death of the officer will be made." ' At the lodging house, 644 Figueroa street, nothing waß known of Willett The landlady of the house died last week and the new management was un able to say whether, Willet has stayed at the house. " '.^, ■;/. Willett ' Is', described as a tall, well built man,* about 26 years of age. He had been married only a short time and has no relatives In Los Angeles. TWINS BORN ON TRAIN STALLED IN CANYON Mrs. J. Corethers, a passenger aboard one of the southbound Owl trains from San Francisco, which arrived here yes terday, gave birth to twins while the train was stalled In the Soledad can yon by a washout. | The mother, and . babies were given the drawing room In one of the Pull mans, and. everything possible was done for her accommodation. ' Tha train on -which Mrs. Corethers was a passenger , was stalled In the canyon for two days. Mrs. Corethers came from Fresno. She was taken to a. local hospital upon her arrival in Los An geles'yesterday. Fatal Explosion on Torpedo Boat * By Associated I'ieiin. NEW.YOKK. March 1«,-A boiler ex. plosion on board the torpedo boat de stroyer Lampo during j her trial run has caused j the death of two firemen, says a Herald dispatch from .Venice. Two engineers were injured \ but ' man aged to close the valves, preventing a greater disaster. PEABODY SEATED, MAY NOT RESIGN INTIMATION THAT PLEDGE WAS ONLY A RUSE ADAMS HIGHLY INDIGNANT Chairman of the Republican Stats Committee Says Promise to/ _ Retire^. Was Only Part of VThelr Plan By Associated Pr«M. DENVER, March* IS.-^-James H. Pea body today won his contest for the'ojf flce of governor, from which he retired on January 10, arter serving a term/of two years, but his victory, was achieved only after he had given hla pledae to resign and surrender the chair to Lieu tenant On vernor Jesse F.. McDonald. Standing on the portico nf Governor r Peabody's residence tonight, while ,' a' band played and a chorus of voices shouted congratulations to . the - cover- \ nor, D. . B. 8 Palrley, 11 chairman of | th'» jI ■ Republican * state " central committee, engaged In conversation with a repre sentative of the. Associated Press: "Will Peabody- 'resign?" he was • asked. ' . , "I think not," was the reply. '■ ', t "Has^ he -signed a-resignation?" "A tentative one, ] yes. I ,' / ; "What will be done with it?'V "Nothing," answered the chairman.* ji;' "Was this a part of the plan to seat : him, Mr. Falrley?" the reporter asked' "I believe so," responded Mr. Falrley.^ Pledged to Resign At the conference at "which the bar-'.' gain was made pledges were given ito'l; the Independent' Republicans by thieY heads of four large corporation's i <, who ' had been active supporters of Peabody"; that he would retire after being seated, and Lieutenant Governor McDonald to j take the office of governor. Governor Peabody's resignation, ',' It was said, was placed In the hands of W. S. " Boynton, '. and ■ will be filed by him ; with the secretary '■ of state ' to morrow. , ' ' . Governor Adams, who had spent. the day packing j' his effects, ; surrendered his office to Governor. Peabody. shortly, after' 5 o'clock • this afternoon. '." Score* of ' letters, f telegrams y and ' . telephone messages : had ; reached 7the : " "executive chamber during the day r advising Gov ernor' Adams to hold his office by. force, but he decided 'to Ignore this advice. • Adams Is Indignant : In conversation he Bald he felt out raged at the action of the general as sembly and ■ expressed :: surprise , that jjj Mr. Peabody should become a party itnil what he termed a' conspiracy to secur* j the office of , governor for a manVwh'o'* had , no claim whatever for the j place, j Later • Governor Adams will , issue \ a "' formal statement to the public regard- Ing the result of the contest. Jesse F. McDonald, who Is slated ( to become governor of Colorado, was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, in 1858.'' He came to Colorado In ' 1870 and has extensive mining Interests In Leadvllle and else where. t Governor Peabody was escorted be fore the joint assembly by a commit tee after the adoption of the report, (Continued on Paso Vive) THE DAIS JEWS FORECAST Southern California: Cloudy, un. settled weather; Friday; probably showers; clearing; colder at night; snow In the mountains;. light south winds, changing to southwest Maximum temperature In Los An. geles yesterday, SO degrees; mini, mum, 50 degrees. I— Peabody may not resign. 2 — Rain storm ties up traffic: . 3 — Marconi weds peer's daughter* -'•'; 4— Southern California news, j s— Library gift to college. 6— Editorial. 7— Club woman honored. B.9— Classified advertisements. 10 — 8 ports. 11 —Markets. ;■• 12 — Look askance at garbage burnei* EABTERN Prabody I* seatod governor of Colorado, and may r*fu>« to resign, ■• h« agreed ta. »t»v...'"»p Wltnußes In beef trust cue and toma of A*, clala of trust lie* to Europe. Meyer Guggenheim, copper magnate, dies at - Palm Beach.. FOREIGN Jspsnes* tak« many prl>oner> at Tl* pan, and Russians burn vaat aupplle*. Ctar >atd to be determined to prosecute the war. Agrarian disturbances In vartoua parts of Russia cause great uneasiness. . COAST Railroad traffic la seriously Impeded ea both . Southern Pacific and Banta Fe lines. • .• ■;■ Plans are announced for funeral services of Mrs. Stanford. . - . • ' • ' Ban Pranulaco's captain of detective* does not believe, Mrs. Stanford was poisoned. ■ . LOCAL Continuation of rainstorm ties up traffic on all llnea. ■ ' -^«W«giW»»l>»*Jsy" i+si'sssßßSM Muu drowned In storm at San Pedro. rltreeU of Los Angeles Itooiled by water. - M. 'O. llubtir, ' imatal > clerk, • who . went . to j trlul yesterday In the United States court, , will prubably be> discharged today on his pie* of Insanity. I I■ > wwsjwmii tl*atfOtMW<*»Ms)s*«***<s» , Defense In th* Bell trial opens Its lid* of the . , Child ' taken from mother's arms by ■ officer ■ of the humane society Is restored ■to • mother , by Juilsu York in the superior court. ... -M»Wi:' - Mayor expected to sign ordinance regulating gas and other public utilities, <<ajgmi' l »ii»« l S« Mayor McAleer requests mayors of all cities In . Callforula to protest against Hahn'e light 4og bUIv -.;■;• ,