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VOL. XXXII, NO. 173.
COLTON MAN IS SLAIN BY BURGLAR j. W. SHUMATE FOUND DEAD IN HIS STORE -.•• .;'- SUSPECT IS UNDER ARREST Citizens of the Town Are Aroused and Have Offered One Thousand Dollars Reward for the Mur derer's Capture Bpfclal to Th* Herald. COLTON,' March 22.— J. W. Shumate, who for the past two years has con ducted a dry goods store on Eighth street,, was found dead in his store early this> morning, shot through the head by a burglar. About two weeks ago Shumate's store was entered and goods of considerable value taken. Since that time the owner has slept in the store room, fully armed for the next Intruder. He came a few nights ago, and Shumate flashed an electric light on him. He recognized the face and i declared that he would get the fellow or the fellow would get him. He refused to tell whom he saw, and this clue may never be available to th 3 officers. ■ Harry Nicholson, a newsboy, discov ered the crime about 6 o'clock this morning, as he was passing the store. He noticed that the outside door had been' pried open and entering found the owner lying in a pool of blood at the end of the counter and close by his cot. In one hand he grasped a double barrelled shotgun, one barrel of which had been discharged. In return' for this shot he had reeelved a bullet in the side of the head which had crushed in the skull; and caused Instant death. Close by the door a 38-callber revolver was found with four 1 empty chambers. Near by was an iron with ' -which * en trance to the store was effected. Reward for Slayer's Capture !■ The. feeling among the citizens of Colton.ls running high over the affair, and if Shumate's murderers are caught there the officers will' have their .hands full to prevent a lynching. i| Shumate was a man greatly beloved. This business men of Colton have made vp v a reward of $1000 which they have offered for. the arrest and conviction of Shumate's murderers, and this will be added. to very liberally by the county. The i officers have some clijessj on : which to work! Some bloody tracks leading from the store have been found, and it; is' strongly believed that at • least one of the robbers was wounded by, the | charge of shot from Shumate's shotgun, one load having been dig charged. The one charge was evidently fired j just as he arose from 'his cot, as Jhe fell a moment later not more than two steps away. "Shumate has been bothered a great deal by robbers, his store having been entered -but very recently. At that time he got a partial sight at the thieves and had he not stumbled In reaching" for his gun would have got a' shot at them. After that affair he told his wife the names of the parties ho suspected. These names were given to -Sheriff White today by the widow and may be, a clue to the robbers. One suspect has been arrested, the party's name being refused by the offi cers. Suspect In Jail He Is said to be a stranger and to | have bloodmarks on his clothing. He is" in the county jail. The officers are using every effort to land the , mur derers. :' So far as discovered but two 'persons | heard any shots during | the night, those being persons in nearby : rooming houses who think the shooting was about 4 a. m., but paid no atten tion to the shots. '. Coroner H. Plttman held an inquest extending late into the evening, the Jury tendering a verdict of death from a : gunshot wound from a person <jr persons unknown. . ■ ..'_ i Shumate was 87 years at age arid had lived in • Colton for several years. He was clerk in Steck'a store for several years,^ahd for the past two years had conducted a. dry goads 'btore of his own. He married a widow with two children*, about two ' years ago.^-' Shu mate -was Grand Chancellor of "the Col ton'Pythian lodge and was prominent In, Odd j Fellow circles as -well. CHARGES FELLOW MORMON WITH BEING POLYGAMIST i SALT] LAKE. March 23.— Charles A. Kmurthwaltfi, who Is In process of ex communication from the Mormon church because of his alleged apostacy in criticising the acta of President Jo seph Smith, as charged by his teacher, H. H. Goddard, today . filed, charges with the bishop of his ward in Ogden against Gciddard, charging: the latter with living with two wives and having children by them contrary to the revo lution, known as the "Manifesto," and contrary to the laws of the state. This is the first time a direct charge of 'violation of the ecclesiastical and state laws In the matter of polygamy has ever been preferred by a member of the church, and the Incident Is re garded ', as significant as the case, If brought vto trial in the bishop's court, Will; force the church to declare its po sition ion I 1I 1 the quest ion ■of polygamous cohabitation Los Angeles Herald. HERBERT W. BOWEN FOUR STRICKEN BY DEATH IN DAY STARTLING, FATALITY LIST IS RECORDED Heart Disease ' and Apoplexy Are Assigned as the Causes by the" Physicians In . Charge THE DEAD Robert Williams, sixty years old, 2842 South Grand avenue; heart disease.. Charles Evans, slxty.four years old, 617 North Grand avenue; heart disease. Rudolph Burkhardt, thirty-three years old; heart disease., ;.' •; John K. Shaw, fifty years old, 2813 Ellendale place; apoplexy. Without the slightest warning three men fell dead yesterday afternoon, while the body of a fourth was found in a North Grand avenue residence. Apoplexy and heart failure are given aB the causes. . ■ The record is without. parallel In the history of Los Angeles, and the coro ner's officers were kept busy yester day afternoon answering the hasty calls from various' portions of the city. Robert Williams, 60 years of age, was the" second victim. Williams went to a bath house at 127H North Broadway early, in , the ; afternoon. ,He had fre quently bathed at the place, and when he .arrived ..there ; was -shown his- room by an attendant. J Ho had partly suc ceeded in removing. his clothes when he was suddenly stricken with heart failure and dropped to a lounge. ±1p died Instantly. A letter' addressed to Robert Williams, 2842 South Grand avenue was found in the pocket of the dead man's coat and formed the only clew to the man's Identity. ' • The body of a man was found on t\\". sidewalk at Pasadena avenue and Ave nue Twenty-three yesterday afternoon. The man had been dead for several min utes, and the coroner was notified and the body removed to Paul's undertak ing rooms. Heart failure was the caufe of death, and the body was later iden tified as that of Rudolph Burkhardt. Failing to see anything of their land lord for the past several days, ten ants of .a man named Evans, living at 617 North Grand avenue, yesterday broke in the doors of his rooms and found the dead body of the owner in his bed.- Evans had been dead for several days, and, although heart failure is supposed to have caused death, an in vestigation will.be made by the cor oner. . While on his way to the offices of the Cudahy Packing company yester day morning John K. Shaw, a sales man for the Booth & Sons company of South Los Angeles street, dropped dead on the Btret. Mr. Shaw left home ap parently in good health, and his death came as a great shock to members of his family, i Apoplexy was , the cause of death. . The deceased was 50 years old, and had lived at 2813 Ellendale place for the past seven or t eight years*, ; A widow and two sons, L. V. Shaw of the First National bank and Shirley Shaw, survive him. TRACKS ARE REPAIRED; .. TRAINS LEAVE FOR EAST Overlands Dispatched Early This Morning for New Orleans Via Sunset Route Overland trains on the Southern Pa cific left early this morning for New Orleans, the damage to tracks at Yumu having been repaired. . An overland left for Ogden last night at 11:30 o'clock. All trains were *v crowded, carrying passengers who had been delayed sev eral days. No Trains at El Paso By Auoclated Press. EL' PASO. Tex.,' March 23.— Through traffic on the Southern- Pacific is at a standstill. No trains have arrived from the west for; two days and "it is not known when they will reach here. Missouri to Exhibit at Portland By Awoclated Preu. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 22.- Oovernor Folk ■ today . signed 'the . bill appropriating $35,000 for a Missouri ex hibit at the Lewis and Clark exposi tion. \" LOS ANGELES. CAL., THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 33. 1905- VENEZUELA GETS ALL THE OUTPUT ASPHALT COMPANY'S PRODUCT POCKETED BY HER RECEIVER WORKING PROPERTY Washington Officials ■ Regard Settle. merit by British and German Bondholders as Prejudicing Other Claims By Associated Pr**s. WASHINGTON, March 22.— The state department has heard nothing from Minister Bowen to indicate that the Venezuelan government has made an swer to his last proposition to arbitrate the American claims, and It is sup posed that the answer, when it does come, will be to the effect that the Venezuelan government Insists on awaiting the final action of Its courts upon the pending asphalt ense. It will then remain for the state department to determine how long It. Is prepared' to await this Judicial action. The dif ficulty is that the Venezuelan govern men has refused the application of the asphalt company, supported by Mr. Bowen, to revert to the stntus existing before the appointment of ' a receiver in the asphalt case and allow the com pany to repossess Itself of Its property. As It is the receiver is taking out large quantities of asphalt from Ber mudez lake, the proceeds from which lire going into the Venezuelan treasury, to the great financial loss of the com pany, which Is making dally represen tations on the subject to the state de partment. ' Notwithstanding 1 the statement from London that the council of bondholders contend that their proposed settle ment with Venezuela is entirely in ac cord with the Washington protocol of 1903, the officials here fall to find In that protocol any warrant for this agreement, which they regard as likely to .seriously, affect the claims ■ of all other nations than Germany and Great Britain against Venezuela, and some of the foreign representatives here have cabled this view of the matter to their governments. The president Is concluding arrange ments for his southwestern trip, • on which he expects | to start Monday, April j3, and no apprehension • exists that the ' trip will be neither abandoned or postponed on 'account of the Vene zuelan imbroglio.. The president ex pects in his absence from Washington to keep in close touch with the situation as it' may develop, and will! be In po sition constantly to Issue such instruc tions from his trains as may be neces sary. . Agreement Arrived At By Acsoelatcd Press. LONDON, March 22.— At the office of the counsel of foreign bondholders the Associated Press was informed today that an agreement between the Vene zuelan government and the British and German bondholders, . adjusting and consolidating the exterior debt—s2B,6oo, 000—will be signed tomorrow, ' the de tails having been concluded to the sat isfaction of both parties, j It was added that the guarantees comprise consid erably more than 60 per cent of the cus toms duties of all ports except La Guaira and Puerto Cabello, but the officials declined to* give the exact figures. Hope for Reference to Congress By Aseoclaled ' Press WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacoa, March 9.— Much publicity" . has been given to the efforts of Senor Paul to bring about an amicable settlement. The course of the United States In the Santo Domingo affair has raised the hopes of the diplomatic corps in Caracas that the Venezuelan difficulties may be referred to congress. In discussing this hope the Venezuelan newspapers commend the plan and say nothing but credit can come to Castro and his sup porters through a congressional Inves tigation. ' SOUTH PASADENA FEARS LtITSS OF WATER SUPPLY Municipality. Seeks Injunction Re- straining Company From Dls. * ' posing of Plant Injunction proceedings were com menced In the superior court yesterday by the municipality of South Pasadena against the Pasadena Land and Water company to restrain the latter from' disposing 1 of Its South Pusadena water plant. The defendant company has been furnishing the Inhabitants of South Pasadena with their entire water sup ply for the past few years, and it is al leged that the water company is about to dispose of Its right, title and Inter est in the business to the city of Pasa dena, It is alleged that should the proposed sale be consummated the Inhabitants of South Pasadena would be denied an adequate supply of water, and also would be in great danger of having the water supply cut off entirely. . The court is asked to restrain the de tendant from transferring the plant to the municipality of Pasadena, and such other relief as the court may deem lueet. . U PEACE OUTLOOK AGAIN BRIGHTER GERMANY JOINS FRANCE IN URGING TERMS PROPOSAL MAY BE TENDERED Czar's Minister* Reported at Unanl. mously In Favor of Ending War, but Grand Dukes Still Oppose It ' | By A«KMt«»».I Prm». BT. PETERSUUHCJ, March 23. 12:33 a. m.— The party within the govern ment which Is urging the emperor to Indicate to Japan Hussla's willingness to, end the war If a reasonable basis can be reached, as related' ln these dispatches on March; 20, has\been greatly encouraged the lust few days and an actual pacific proposal may b» Just ahead. The subject has occupied much of the attention of the confer ences lit Tsarkoe Selo. Certain, grand dukes, supported by General Sakhuroff, the minister of war; Admiral A vellan, the head of the admiralty, and what i<» known as the war party, are still bH terly opposed to the Idea of peuoe under. present circumstances, but, with the exception df the ministers of war and marine, the emperor's ministers, backed by' M. Wltte, solidly favor this course, and the convincing arguments they offer are telling. , . | French Influences in the same direc tion are now being supported by Ger man opinion, but the Associated Press Is In a position to assert that if Em peror Nicholas decides .to approach Japan it will be through France. Where Russia Draws the Line In the conferences concerning the question whether Russia should now Indicate her willingness for peace, all (Continued en Pates Two.) From tha; Examiner. , V ' j The Kxumlner's circulation hook* nr« open to advertlKrr*. I>nc» nny other l.<m Angeles paper make, a similar ottrt? ... | '.;,, ..... ■ J 11;1 1 ; Here'sythe^nsiver :1> : £ 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- '\ • ytc\ Patron, and Better Yet... The Herald will allow ( j« V all* advertisers or pros- pective patrons a priv- ilege never before ac- ' corded by any other newspaper on the Pacific j Coast of seeing the press run and keeping tab on every, paper printed, and AS AfINALTEST Will allow all its advertisers and patrons to see the Mail Room re- < pprts and see ■ Where Every Paper Goes — HOW MANY AND WHERE! TVoitv IF we k ave what i^*-'*" • we claim we are en- titled to tha business of every legit- imate advertiser in Los Angeles, i If Not You Get the • This la the fairest offer ever mado by any newspaper on the Pacific Coast. c/*H are welcome to come at any time— and without previous « notice. If you -want to know the truth, Here It Is! Respectfully, ' Herald Co. \ CITY OFFICIAL ARRESTED ON FELONY CHARGE FRANK A. MAESTRETTI ROB VICTIM OF COAT AND SHOES FOOTPADS FAILING TO GET MONEY TAKE CLOTHING W. p. Deakin'B Half Dollar Does Not Satisfy Bandits, So They Make Away With His Raiment Three hold-up men who needed ar ticles of clothing as much as any thing else Btopped \V. P., Deakln on North Hill street; last night; und by the time. they had s finished with Dea ktn he .'lacked a.' pair-, of shoes, a coat iudjifty /a^;ja>iuneyw~ r~rr---'w iDeakin, \vfis lives ut 121 North Hill street, 4ind [ who has Just come to this country from England,' told the officers that he, was out for a' 'walk when the highwaymen seized himi While one of the men held his. arms the other two went through the stranger's pock ets, only to find a half dollar, all that Deakln hnd. '- The footpads were so disgusted that they stripped Deakln, of his coat and j shoes . In lieu of more money, and after they had warned him not to' cry. "out the robbers fieri down the street.' ' Deakln was found by the officer on the beat wulklng around in his stocking • feet and try * Ing 'to 'find /.his way back to his lodg ings. .' , Another reported hold-up which the police were asked to investigate oc curred on Date street about 8 o'clock, when Tom Stlllwell, who lives at nurii ber 948 on that street, was stopped, together with a friend, by two footpads who were unarmed J. Still well Bays the robbers made an attempt to stop him; but when his friend, whose name the police were 'unable to secure, knocked one of them down and then drew a knife, the pair of bud .men' quickly took to their heels. ' FATHER PLEADS FOR SON'S LIFE FORMER SENATOR GOUCHER BEFORE THE JURY Mother Sits With the Accused Boy In Court While Dramatic Plea for Acquittal Is Made SAN FRANCISCO, March . 22.— The unusual spectacle of a father pleading to a Jury for ' the life of his son was witnessed In the superior court today when Former State J Senator i George Goucher made tha.argrument for the de fense ;in the case of Alan .' Goucher, charged with complicity In the killing of Policeman Eugene Robinson. The accused boy and his mother sat with shoulders pressed together and hands clasped during Attorney Gouch er*s address. Behind them were seated the prisoner's sisters and brothers. Mr. Ooucher referred frequently, to the cir cumstantial character of 'the evidence against his son and made a dramatics plea for his acquittal." The case will be given to the Jury , tomorrow. ■•■. \ Accidentally Shoots His Brother COLUBA, March .22.— Earl Nordyke, aged IS years, accidentally • shot and killed his 4-year-old brother Floyd Vat Sites. lie was handling a< 22-rlfle be longing to a boy named Wygent, who had Hid the gun was not loaded, PRICE: DAILY. BY CARRIER/65 CTS. PER MONTH MORALES FEARS A REVOLUTION DOMINICAN PRESIDENT MUCH . DISCREDITED h Sees Imminent Ruin for His Country With All Its Ports In' Hands " of Different Foreign 1 Powers ■ , '■ By Associated Press. • .. . j. 'SAN DOMINGO, .March 22.— The, news, of the . postponement . by .-' the United States senate of action on the treaty. ,,with~ Santo Domingo makes the situation .h ere ' acute "and .an internal uprising seems , to l be,' imminent; based on* th»r cry that President ' Morales has been discredited In the 'United .States. President Morales states that he is pre pared to put down any revolution, "but that a more serious matter, in his mind, is foreign complications growing out of Belgium's demand, presented on March 21. Belgium wants the customs receipts of n port 'of Santo Domingo to the extent of $25,883 a month. This de mand Is construed as a direct result of the failure of the treaty between the United States and Santo Domingo. President Morales anticipates similar demands by other foreign towers. He says he wnnts to pay, all the republic's debts, but sees the ruin of the country with every port In the hands of a dif ferent power and no revenue' for the government. • ■ . •■ In the course of an interview with the Associated Press President Morales today said: "If Is entirely possible that the United States may have to send an ultimatum here, on account of the . Dominican government being" un able.^though not unwilling to meet its obligations. It is utterly impossible for the 'government to pay the sums due foreign, governments, unless <• the United! States can procure from foreign powers a postponement- of their 'de mands. ' Otherwise these demands will be pressed. I have no physical or moral forte to resist them. With the custom houses in ■ the control of j the United States the resources of the islands will develop speedily and all' demands will be paid, with the result that the coun try wlllbe educated to peace and per manent prosperity." With two Dominican ports now In the hands of the United States and the failure of the -treaty, Dominicans be lieve that a grab game by foreign pow ers will begin at 1 once. With the seiz ure of Dominican ports by foreign powers It is argued here tha.t the Mon roe doctrine will be nullified as regards this republic. With the United States in possession' of two ports it would not be logical' to oppose the seizure of other ports by foreign powers. At the same, time the only hope of President Morales is that. in some way the United States "ran secure a postponement of seizure by European powers. No steps to this end have been Initiated' here, and no reply has yet been made to the Belgian demand. '•,. IJ ! '. ",-i : . ' ; ' '' v. ' President Morales has about 1200 men uinler arniH ready to crush the first uprising, but. should the custom houses be seized, he would be speedily without funds | with which 1 to pay his army, which would Immediately desert. " French Exhibits at Portland 1 By Associated Preta. ■ ■ i ; PORTLAND, Ore., March 22.— Prance i has requested the 'Lewis and Clark ex position management to ' Increase by 1480 j feet ' the ' space '. allotment for the French exhibits. 'The, French fair com . missloner stated " that the oriental as , pect'-of the exposition is attracting the ; closest I attention of | French :■ manuf ao ' turers * and' traders, ami '. that ' a ' larger > amount of.npace wlir.be requlred!on Jtbis account SAN FRANCISCO OFFICIAL INDICTED FRANK A. MAESTRETTI PLACED UNDER ARREST . RELEASED. ON BAIL OF $3000 j :| ■ President of the Board of Public Works Is Accused of Inducing a Witness to Testify Falsely Br' Associated Pres* SAN FRANCISCO, March 22.— Fran* A. Maestrettl, president of , the board of public works of this city, was today Indicted by the grand Jury on a felony charge. He Is accused of Inducing wit nesses to testify falsely In the , case of Charles Wyman, formerly a barkeeper in his employ, .who Is now nerving a sentence in the state prison for fraud ulent voting at the last presidential election. ''". •.'."■ , Immediately after the presentation of the . Indictment to Judge , Lawlor, pre siding Judge of t the ' superior , court,' ; a warrant was issued for Maestrettf a ar rest and his ball was fixed at $3000. Mnestretti'a indictment ' wu . brought about with only, fourteen , of . the ■ nlne^ teen grand Jurors 'present "When . the Jury met in Judge Lawlor's ,'.' court room Foreman T. P. Andrews, B. J. Bowes and John H. Speck were excused at their own , request from taking any part in the case about to be considered. They stated that their state of mind disqualified them from serving;. 'H. J. Cordes retired from the Jury room witlw out ; the ' formality of asking to be ex cused. . D. jH. Lohtten was unavoidably absent. This ', left only : fourteen; Twelve votes were necessary to \ indict. After the evidence had been presented thirteen 'of the , fourteen , men \ voted , iri favor of indictlng'Maestretti. The. Bulletin' says. that the evidence against Maestrettl was given by W. H. Podd and Charles . E.'. Merrill,  whose statements were fully substantiated by C. M. Silberstein. , These men were the election , officers . in J the - seventy^third precinct of, the' thirty-ninth' assembly district. , .. ; -. . '■: /. "■'■: ■:'.-u^:^ Merrill Is . alleged to , have . testified V that after the arrest of Wyman, Macs-} I trettl; called -aj . hls i home t one nigh t^; He. went ; out .; and 1 asked -what i was Kj wanted.^ Maestrettl. then .requested hinipS to swear that Wym'an voted onlyonce.*; ■' Merrill, after. some hesitation, says he- (i agreed jto 1 testify as ' requested, since '• ■■< • he had not seen Wyman vote more thiSWj once, having been . absent 'from l'the^--' booth for a short time. . Maestretti/jit^;',; is alleged, then advised Merrill to^starid R up -against any cross "fire at, the" trial. i"*i Maestrettl ■' was taken j into custody and ; released on $3000 , balL ••' He - char acterized his arrest as a case of perse cutiorrT, I Bliss Goes to Philippines ' By Asaoelatad Press. WASHINGTON, March 23.— Brig&dtef General Tasker H. Bliss, now with the general staff and president of the war , college,, has been ordered to the Philippines:" It is ' expected ". that * Gen» eral ' Bliss will take command'! of ona of the departments in the Philippines. THE DAFS NEWS FORECAST Southern California: ' Fair Thurs day; light north winds, .changing to west. Maximum temperature in Los Angeles yesterday, 70 degrees; minimum, 53 degrees. 1 Four stricken by death In ■ day, 2 Peasant riots continue). .:■:■_' ' - 3 Death claims. young bride/ • . •*;" 4— Southern California news. ; : 8-9— Classified Advertisements -• 12 — Hatfield may try'next ye»r. : .\ Venezuela getting all the profit* of ' tfct S*^ P President" Morales of Santo Domingo teart revolution. , Mormon charge* fellow Mormon with polyf- | amy. FOREIGN Free trader* cast heavy vota In British par- ;. Proejpect* for peace thought to be decidedly 'peasant riots, tn Russia appear to be^ln^i creasing. • COAST San Francisco police look for arreeU : Id '■■ 8 CoUot? .""keeper killed by burglar-Urge re ward offered. .«'• Senator Qoucher pleads for hi* *on a life. ■ ■ LOCAL Victim of hold-up loee* coat and •>">*•• j^-"'; New railroad 1* being built to rich Nevada :. m De?th .trlite. suddenly upon .pedestrian, and} room*r». taking five live* without an Instant • warning. Heirt failure , and apople*y . th. C Ntaon Good., charged with burglary, per mltted to visit her room and talk* with grand-v T^ma O . f te'r er Fm.T t ry O . n th.'. n.ihborhoU ; of CenTraT avenue and East Adam, alreet I. to have a new »üb-statl<m In July. Baloon keeper* will obey mandate* of polio* ; C °SSlTta'"downtow» district 1* Wtast piai. ', Californlan who built the- nrat town ball la New Mexloo tMtlfle* In th« Ball caaa. - ■ sup"loV wurt judge ha* trouble, of hi* owa, ln pi2ldi l na Or wlt«"aiiPut* t to bi Utthd in the ""itllninaker'ltatneld'may try again next y«ar;' Kuoni 111 *u«ce*»U»D. > <>*J»JIWSBIBWSJS»f*BW(itBI I'hy.lelann believe Whlttler woman die* from