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VOL. XXXII, NO. 17a.
GARBAGE BIDS
ARE REJECTED
• 4
HERALD'S DISCLOSURE BRINGS
DEFINITE RESULTS
COMPETITION OPEN TO ALL
Readvertlaement Is Ordered by Coun
cil After Learning of Apparent
j( .. Discrepancy In Prices of
Apparatus'
I • Dinrloßure by The Herald y«nterday
• morning of-, the fact that the Decarle
> company had recently built In Atlanta,
••'. 0a.," a garbage destruction plant for
: $31, R0n which is identical In every -way,
according to the statement of | a De
1 carle representative, with the one which
the company desired^ to install for the
: city of Los Angeles "for $70,864, caused
_n change of plans when the committee
of the whole of the city council con
vened to oonsliW the subject of gar
bage destruction plants.
. -The" Hera Id ""was quoted repeatedly
; by speakers who demanded that more
time be given in order that other
firms desiring to bid might have the
■opportunity of doing so and that other
. "systems might be Investigated, and the
same speakers complimented The
Herald upon the stand which it had
taken' on the subject, declaring that
■ In this it stood for the best interests
of the city.
All Bids Rejected
I Bo persistent was the fight of Coun
cilman Smith, backed by Councllmen
Hlller and Houghton, for the rejection
of all bids received and a re-advertise
ment with thirty days' time in which
bids were to be submitted, that after
a v long and heated session the bids
were rejected and the city clerk in
structed to advertise for bids under
the same specifications, ', bids to be in
and , accompanied by a certified 'check
for $3500 thirty days from date of ad
vertisement. ! /
This conclusion was reached only
after a long and at times bitter wrangle,
but .when the question came to a vote
but two of the seven councllmen pres
ent voted ."Nay.",'
Councilman Blanchard was . made
chairman ; of •■ the committee of the
whole, and called the committee to or
der, ' after ' which the representatives pf
several^ firms _, handling $ garbage' : de- .
struct lon plants were heard.' " The rep
resentative of j the Dundon Iron .works
of San Francisco showed that there are
as yet five months before the garbage
destroying contract expired, • and that
at the outside but three months would
be- required to construct a plant, and
he argued that the council had ample
time to Investigate systems existing in
this country, and those in operation
In England through the consul general
in London.
■ Several of the speakers, arguing
against the city entering Into a con
tract of such great Importance prac
tically without investigation of but one
system, ., wanted to know why the
Municipal league and other organiza
tions, since they had taken it upon
themselves to Investigate the garbage
business, had looked into but one sys
tem, when there are a number of sys
tems in successful operation in the
country.
; Decarie Plant Investigated
Manager Root of the Decarle com
pany read a number of telegrams ad
dressed to the Los Angeles chamber of
commerce and to the Municipal league,
telling the good points of the Decarie
aystem, but as far as came out in the
bearing no telegrams had been sent or
received In regard to other systems.
\ Councilman Smith made a persistent
light for what he termed the protection
oX the city's Interests. He said he was
not alleging that the Decarle Incinera
tor would not do the work, but that the
giving of twelve days' notice for bids
to be received practically shut out bld
,ders who were not on the ground at
the time. "We are here to protect the
■ Interests of the citizens of Los An
* geles,"- declared the Fifth ward coun
| oilman, "and we will not be doing It If
■ ' we ' enter Into a 'contract before ■ the
various contractors - handling such
. plants as the city desires shall have a
fair chance to bid, and I move that this
J committee recommend to \ the council
that all bids so far received be re
turned and the city clerk Instructed to
readvertlse, the bids to b« in thirty
days from date of advertisement."
t The committee •of the whole ad
. journed to immediately reassemble as
the "coun.cH, with President Summer
land In the chair. Without discussion
the report, of the committee of the
ij whole was adopted and the garbage
wrangle wag laid over for thirty days.
ARBOR DAY WILL BE
OBSERVED MARCH 31
Exercises Will Be Held on That Date
Regardless of Weather
Conditions
Arbor day will be observed in Los
'Angeles Friday, March 31, Irrespective
" »f . Hatfleld, Franklin or any other
rain agent. The exercises will be car
lied out as planned by the committee
in charge.
. A meeting of the general committee
.Mil ; be held next ■ Tuesday' at 11:80
•'clock a. in. In the assembly room of
he chamber of. commerce. •'•'
Los Angeles Herald.
SECRETARY TAFT
HURLED TO DEATH BY
- SWIFT ELECTRIC CAR
Compton, Farmer Instantly Killed by
Coach on Long Beach
! ".; . Line
James Muckols, a farmer living about
half a mile north of Compton, wa»
struck and Instantly killed by a Pacific
Electric railway car on the Long
Beach line shortly after 6 o'clock last
evening. His . body wag thrown fifty
feet and when the motorman of the
car reached him Muckols was dead.
Muckols had been to Compton on
business and was returning home when
the accident occurred. According to
the story of the motorman running the
car which struck him, Muckols was
walking along between the tracks, and
when the whistle of the car was blown
to give warning he was apparently se
cure from danger.
Just as the car reached him Muckols
either became confused or was uncon
scious of any daftger, for he stepped
upon the track. His body was struck
by the fender with tecrlflc force and
hurled through . the air.
The man leaves a widow and one
child. He "was well known In Comp
ton, j having owned a small ranch
there for many yeiuMi. Muckols was
a member of the Modern : Woodmen and
Red Men societies and carried insur
ance in both organizations.
From the Examiner.
The Examiner* circulation book*
are k open to advertisers. Doe* any
other ; Lou , Angrlea paper make n
similar , offerT, ' \
1- • Here's the Answer I
In Gold Free
IF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS
cARE NOT TRUE:
The Herald Claims and Has
a DAILY Circulation of
25,010
—AND ON SUNDAYS—
31,410
This is guaranteed by $5000
in Gold and all contracts
are made on this basis. „
But Best of All
The Herald's Circula-
tion Books Are Open
at All Times to Every
Advertiser or Prospect-
ive Patron, and
Better Yet....
The Herald will allow
all advertisers or pros-
pective patrons a priv-
ilege never before ac-
corded .by any other
newspaper on the Pacific-
Coast of seeing the press
run and keeping tab on
every paper printed, and
AS A FINAL TEST
Will allow all its advertisers and
patrons to see the Mail Room re-
ports and see ,
Where Every Paper Goes—
HOW MANY AND WHERE 1
— '^ "* k* ve what
v " we claim we are en-
titled to the business of every legit-
imate advertiser in Los Angeles.
If Not You Get the
$5000
This Is the fairest offer ever made
by any newspaper on the Pacific
Coast. c/4H are welcome to come
at any time— and without previous
notice.
If you want to know
the trutjj, Here It Is I
Respectfully,
Herald Go.
LOS ANGELES. CAL, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH aa, 1905.
REPROVES REED
FOR PUBLICITY
PRESIDENT SMOTHERS CANAL
REPORT
SAYS CHARGES UNSUPPORTED
Secretary Taft Makes Explanation of
Isthmian Affairs— Did Not Con.
sent to Publication of .■
By AMnclatad Prena.
WASHINGTON, March Jl.— Secretary
Tfift today made public a Utter which
he has written to the president con
cerning complaints made by Dr. C. A.
L. Reed,' regarding the work of the
isthmian canal commission. In the
course of his letter Secretary Taft said
that many of the things complained of
would be remedied by placing the con
trol of the canal under one. head, or
at least under a commission composed
of not more than three members. He
added that he would submit to the
president In a short time a plan for
the rearrangement of the commission.
, Following are extracts from the sec
retary's letter and of the president's
reply- .thereto:
"The President: I herewith transmit
the answer of the commission to the
charges contained in the report of Dr.
C. A. L. Reed to me as to the sanitary
provisions made by the isthmian canal
commission on the Isthmus.
i "Dr. Reed visited the Isthmus at my
request to act as an assessor of land
upon a commission provided by the
treaty between Panuma and the United
States.
"It Is probable that had he taken
more time he would have been more
measured in his criticism, less extreme
In his statements and less flippant In
his references to the action of the com
mission. The report of Dr. Reed was
published' without my knowledge or
consent. •
"It is doubtless true that there have
been undue delays In the furnishing of
what was needed for sanitary purposes
on the Isthmus, but I venture to think
that: lt. ls due rather to the Inherent
clumsiness of the • commission as an
executive body thati the willful or non
attention of any member of I that body.
j "The , remedyef or the \ delayS;.,whlch
may have^ •' occurred' here, ! ■ it? sc^nn : .ls
me,, are to be. found; in a rearrange
ment; of the commission, 1 ; with a new
distribution of powers and the con
ferring of. the executive on one or at
the most not more than three members
of the commission.' ,
"With your. permission. l .will submit
in a day or two a plan for the better
carrying out of the work of the com
mission, which may be embodied in a
new series of instructions. Respect
fully yours,
"WILLIAM H. TAFT,
"Secretary of War."
President Disapproves
"WASHINGTON, Murch M.— The
Secretary of War: I have received your
report of March 17. It appears that
Dr. Reed's report, which, of course",
should under no circumstances have
been given to the public until you
chose so to give it and until the an
swer thereto had been made by j tho
commission, was without your knowl
edge printed in the Medical Journal.
It further appears that the statements
which he thus published were In many
Instances unsupported by proof.
"Dr. Reed has not displayed In this
report the qualities of temperament or
the power of accurate Judicial observa
tion.
"When he assumed to make a report
on sanitary conditions at your request
as secretary of war he was under obli
gation to speak with Justice on so im
portant a subject and to observe the
proprieties as to its publication.
"Judging from your report, it appears
that, the chief difficulties that have
arisen* have come from the inherent
faultlness of the law under which the
commission was appointed. It further
appears, however, that in view of our
experience with the workings of the
commission "a rearrangement of duties
and change of personnel in view of this
rearrangement should be made.
• "THEODORR ROOSEVELT."
RIDER HAGGARD IS
DETAINED BY FLOOD
Washouts Along Southern Pacific in
Arizona Tie Up Trains
Both Ways ■
Rider Haggard, the famous novelist,
who -was expected to arrive In Los
Angeles yesterday, is detained in Ari
zona on account of the washouts along
the Southern ■ Pacific. It may be sev
eral daya before he reaches the city.
According to reports received at the
local offices of the Southern Pacific,
the Colorado river overflowed Its banks
again yesterday morning at a point four
miles west of Turns, delaying all east
and* west bound trains. Water rushed
down the slough, across which the
railroad track is laid on sills, and tore
out about 400 feet in two sections.' In
one place the track Is under fifteen
feet of water, It Is said.
When the overflow occurred pile
drivers and wrecking crews were.dis
patched to the scene. They have been
working diligently and hops to rebuild
the track today, or tomorrow. '
FAIR BANDIT CONFESSES TO POLICE MATRON
GOLDFIELD MAKES
RICH SHIPMENT
ESTABLISHES RECORD FOR
WEALTHY. CAMP
Simmerone Mine Sends Out Twenty.
Three Bags of Ore Under Armed
Guard — Treasure Goes to . ■.
' Salt Lake
Special to The Herald.
GOLDFIELD, Nev., March 21.-
Twenty-three sacks . of . ore, , each
weighing something, under 100 pounds
and each valued at $1500, were shipped
from the property of the Slmmerone
here today.
The Wells-Fargo company sent, two
men out with the consignment, and
these two men will stay with it unt'l
it is delivered to the smelter! in Salt
Lake.
This is the richest shipment sack by
sack that ever went out of this camp.
The expense of expressing this valua
ble ore out under guard is about $1000.
The guards are" heavily armed, and do
not take their eyes from the ore, one
of them watching while the. other
sleeps. ■".,.■
The Slmmerone Is one of the most
valuable mines in the camp, and has
previously made several rich ship
ments. The property Is so valuable
that the owners have inclosed it with a
high board fence, and ; have placed an
armed guard on the ground.
JULES VERNE DYING
Celebrated French Author's Life -Is
Rapidly Closing
By AuoclHted l'rc»».
NEW YORK, March 21.— Jules Verne,
the novelist, is dying. He Is 77 years
of age. He had been pronounced by
physicians aB in the last stage of dia
betes, and tonight he sustained a stroke
of paralysis, affecting his right side,
which has since been extending. I
Telegrams of sympathy from all
quarters of ! the globe have • been re
ceived. Many of them are from chil
dren and scientists.
! M. Verne continued writing until re
cently, when he was obliged to suspend
all literary work and his duties as a
municipal councillor. He occupies I the
'same room in which he wroteihts ex
traordlnary story or -voyages.
POLICE MATRON MRS. GILBERT ABOVE AND NINON GOODE
„ „ AND, EUGENE ALLEN .' ■' ' *>
WOMAN DEFIES
ENRAGED MOB
FRUSTRATES ATTACK DPON
OFFICER ZIMMER
Mrs. L. E. Giese of the 3. P. C. A.
Takes Hand In Fray at Allso
Street Stables, Unmindful
of Her Own Bafety
•While a large number of Infuriated
persons 'were attacking Officer Zlrnnwr
of" the "Society , for' the Prevention •of
Cruelty' to Animals, In the yard oftho
Snowden and'silnkarrl stables, on AlWo
street yesterday morning, Mrs. L. R.
GleBP, a member of the society, took
a' hand In the f/ay, unmindful of her
own safety.
s'Mra Giese defied the crowd and, al
though" threatened with violence, heM
her ground until police officers arrived.
The trouble grew out of the whole
sale poisoning of horses belonging to
the 'stables.* Several 'days ago the
shipment' of nearly 100 horses arrived
from Oregon. They had been held over
during, the washout and were said to
be in a starved condition as a result
of their cramped quarters.
When they were taken to the stables
many of the animals became Blck, sup
posedly from the effect of the water.
Yesterday morning seven of them died,
while thirty-five showed symptoms of
the poUon. Several veterinary surgeons
were called and the Society for Pre
vention of Cruelty to Animals was
notified.
Officer Zlmmer, accompanied by Mrs.
Giese, happened to pass ' the stables
and. seeing a large crowd, he' stopped
, < ■ - ' (Continued on l'«t» Throa.)
PRICE: DAILY* BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
GIRL ADMITS SHE
HELD UP WOMAN
FAIR PRISONER CONFESSES
ROBBERY
POLICE MATRON AS DETECTIVE
Ninon Ooode, Charged With Burglary
. of High School, Breaks Down
'and Admits Her
Quilt
Betrnylng herself by a chance ex
pression while conversing with Police
Matron Qllbtrt yesterday afternoon,
Ninon Ooode, charged with the burg
lary of the Commercial high school,
broke down and sobbed out' a confes
sion of one of the most puzzling of
recent hold-ups. She admitted she
and her companion % were the perpetra
tors of the robbery of Mrs. Tasey,
which occurred near Court street two
weeks ago.
The confession of the young woman
was a great surprise to the police. The
case la considered one of the most re
markable In the annals 'of crime in
Los Angeles.
i Mrs. Tasey, an employe of the Peo
ple's store, was held up j and robbed
by a man and a woman, while on her
way home from work. J She had Just
drawn her pay for the week and was
accompanied by her little girl, when
she was suddenly confronted by a man
who ordered her to throw up her hands.
At the same time, a woman darted at
her from the shade of a tree and quick
ly relieved her of her valuables.'
When the robbery was reported at
the police station speculation was rife
as to the Identity of the woman rob
ber. Her daring and nerve which bore
her through the robbery also served
to throw the detectives off the track.
For some time Mrs. Gilbert worked
on th<3 case and was rapidly reaching
a solution of It when the arrest of the
young couple on the other charge was
effected. '
"When the officers turned this young
woman over to my care, as In all cases,
I talked with her and soon. learned the
details of the burglary of "which she
waa charged and for which she took
all the blame In attempting to shield
her lover," said Mrs. Gilbert yesterday.
"I Immediately came to the conclusion
that the 'girl was the one connected
with the hold-up case and began to
question her. She arcldently betrayed
herself and then broke down and con
fessed."
It was learned yesterday that no
marriage existed between the young
man, Eugene H. Allen, and the girl,
Nino Good*, as was at first supposed.
Allen met the girl In Loa Angeles
reveral months ago and,* although she
was of a refined family, she became In
fatuated with him and went \p live
at a room furnished by him on. North
Hill street. Prom that time on. her
troubles were muny. Allen, the lover,
unable , to control himself, expended
every cent he could get his hands lon
at, the race track. When the money
was gone he whined for more. ,
Did Companion's Bidding
It Is said that the girl was made to
bend to the will of the man with whom
she was Infatuated, and was led to
commit the hold-up and later the rob
bery.. Detectives Hawley and Murphy,
who. made the arrests,' say the young
woman entered | the school building at
the orders of Allen and passed out the
typewriters to him. ,
The young man and woman appeared
{Continued »a i'age Two.) '.' • • ■
AGRARIAN RIOTS
STILL INCREASING
WORKER AND PEASANT MAKE
COMMON CAUSE
ZEMSTVO TAKES BOLD STAND
Officers and Officials Receive Numer
ous Warnings of Personal Con.
sequences If Another "Red
Sunday" Should Occur
By Associated Frew.
ST. PETERSBURG, March. 22.—Re
currences and extensions of - ; agrarian
troubles are noted, and near Llbau
workmen . and, peasants are ' making
common cause. The Caucasus is al«
ready the scene of armed resistance to
the forces of civil. authority and In the
region around Kleff, where the peasants
are increasingly bold, there have been
many cases of violence.
The labor leaders of the social revolu- I
tlonistic' persuasion in the great indus
trial , centers are plainly planning to
synchronize a general renewal •of the ■
strike with the climax of the peasant'
disorders, and, with- the action of the
troops In mind, have been serving no- ;;',
tlce by anonymous letters and other/
warnings on guard | officers here | and '
officials in other cities that if another.)
"Red Sunday" comes and they order ::
the troops to fire, they will be held re- : •
sponslble ' therefor and their lives 'be
made the forfeit. : V i'.H.
I The Moscow assembly of zemstvos Is
forcing the ' hand of Interior Minister
Boullgan in the matter of the reform
ukase of March 3, ; and has taken" the
bold Htgp of requesting ' and especially,
demanding that the minister accept the
services of zemstvo delegates through*
out the empire In drawing up the plan
of the' new government organization to
be created under the rescript. A strong
hint is given that the present is no time
for delay. ' Minister Boullgran, is reyeii"
told the number of delegates he should
summon from various urban centers.
•■The action of the Muscovites," which'
will ' be i communicated to "other; zem-i'
stvos, Indicates a strong: determination
not to permit the movement to- slumber^
or come to naught. —
■ ■ ' Bomb : Exploded lln Warsaw
• WARSAW, •■■'. March ••' 23.— A' Vbomb
[•thrown from the window' of, a'' house' ln
IrTbllc" street "at' 9 o'clook^jn' th'e ; evening
exploded •' In I the ' midst j| of ; a '■' passing
(patrol composed of police and infantry.'
Six • soldiers and I two* policemen ] were
dangerously ' wounded: • They < were /re
moved to the ; military 'ohspltal., - The
assailant -escaped.' " '
More Trouble at Lodz
' LODZ, March 21.— The workmen In t .
a number of factories struck again to- \
day. • ; *A ' policeman . was , shot • and ' se- ;.'•;
verely wounded. His assailants '; es>-Jjj|
caped. . -..?.'f''i-.. ; V ■■'')>■
Troops Sent Out
MITAU, Cortland, - Russia, March 21.
—Agitators have succeeded In stopping
all work on seventeen estates j in "• the
Orabinsky and Hazenpoth . districts.
Troops have been dispatched ' ta the
disturbed localities. <■'"•«
THE DAIS NEWS
FORECAST
Southern California:: Cloudy,
unsettled weather Wednesday; pos.
sibly light showers in mountains;
light north wind, changing .to
southwest. Maximum' temperature
in Los Angeles yesterday, 65 de
grees; minimum, 51 degrees.' '_ v
I— Garbage bids rejected. .* ...-..■
2 — Preparing for Stanford funeral. ,
3 — Dance for association". .. . . .;
A — Southern California- news. ,
s— Horse as life saver.
6^-Editorlal.
7 — Rose to preside.
8-9— Classified Advertisements
10 — Sports. : J
11— Markets.
12 — Rule saloons with iron hand.
EASTERN,
Mlnliter Bowen Inslati on answer from Vcn
ezutla. ■ '■ ' •■•
Workmen warthlni for bodies of Brockton
factory ' victims. . ..
President Hoonvelt In letter to ' Secretary
Taft disapprove* of publicity In Panama ean»l
muddle. ... • < .•
FOREIGN >
i French foreign office »ayi no ultimatum baa >
b»«n presented to Venesuela. • • / . ■■;,
Agrarian rlola Increaiint In Rusata: peaunta
and workmen Joining common ea.ui«._ • ■_• • .:
Kuropatkln isaumai n«w command and, ls
warmly greeted by armies.
COABT
Mn. Stanford* body arrive* from Honolulu'
and la taken to the unlveralty. . ■ ■ ■■■<■
UoldtleUl mine establishes record tor. rich
" h Ouk.Ta n nd 0 of 0 no e era flnd -no trace of. bandits..'
who robbed bank mewengerm. '_■ ,
Kecord ihlpment of oil mad* from Vtntura. ,
LOCAL . /
•Woman In light with mob of 100 nien, I wno.
"SS.W^r .aKwlUi . burglary of high
"IT «W~ oompeUUoa 1 ;.
now oiien to all flrmi. i; ,. ...
s.Uui.l bond! carry by good majority. .
Kld«- Haggard detained by wa-houta lii
A poUcscomml«»lon will rulo aalooua with lroa_
h^rnest I* C. Merkel. charged with th. tuur
der of two women. a«wrta that hla wit. bor.
a ' bad reputation. •«■.*
LerUlatlv* bill approved - by governor c will i
dust'oy an alleged collection agency ."graft.*,
Howard 11. Rom appointed city Ju«tlte. ,'« ■.,,;
w illUtu Mead urges - poltc* i commUslaa Ito
try Oothembur« avtUM U ■ dealuut .» Us ••■
loons. . . , . • .

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