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VOL. XXXII, NO. 176.
CZAR IS DOOMED
SENTENCE OF DEATH PASSED
ON MANY OTHERS
OFFICERS RECEIVE WARNING
St. Petersburg Factories Are Closing
Down and Idle Employes Ara
Reported as Being In an \
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 2fi.— The
Industrial situation In St. Petersburg
enters oil a difficult stage, the owners
or many factories having decided, in
consequence of continued backing and
filling by their employes, to close down
their works entirely, locking out 30,
000 men. The Idle workmen are in an
ugly frame of mind. The machinery In
one of the big cotton mills -was wrecked
yesterday and disorder Is in the air.
Trouble Is expected and It is be
lieved the wilder spirits are now not
without bombs and other means of de
fense and reprisal.
Guard officers continue to receive
warnings that they will sign their
death warrants If they order the troopa
to fire, and a Social Democratic propa
ganda of demonstration and disturb
ance Is evident.
The proprietors of the cotton mills and
woolen mills, which have been operat
ing on the smallest possible margin of
profit, are generally planning . to pay
off and discharge their employes, try-
Ing, with the aid of the authorities, to
send them back to the villages. It Is
openly stated among the workmen that
the fighting wing of the Social revo
lutionists has passed a sentence of
death on thirty high personages, the
list being headed with the names of
Grand Duke Alexis and ending with
that of the emperor, and bearing also
the name of the dowager empress.
Maxim Gorky to Be Tried
B.» Associated Press.
I ST. PETERSBURG, March 25.— The
authorities have definitely decided to
prosecute Maxim Gorky on the charge
of . drawing up proclamations' with .the
object of overthrowing the existing
state of .things In the empire and dis
turbing public order, the highest pen
alty for which' is three years' detention
in a fortress. Gorky, who is still in
the neighborhood If Riga, is in broken
health..- V\-V '
The' trial will begin May 2 In the
court of justice at St. Petersburg be
fore a jury, with closed doors.
Discover Bombs at Warsaw
By Associated Press.
• 'WARSAW, March 25.— The police dis
covered eighty bombs today hidden in
a brick grave in the Powenskl ceme
' M. Maximovltch governor general of
"Warsaw, received the foreign consuls,
'officials, clergy and civilians this morn
ing and in his speech promised an im
partial government without prejudice
to any nationality. The speech has
made a most favorable Impression in
COVERED FROM HEAD TO
• • FOOT WITH BLAZING OIL
Martin Criste Terribly Burned by Ex.
plosion — House Is Almost
In an explosion caused by a leaky
gasoline stove at 619 Castelar street
about 8 o'clock last night, Martin
Criste, 60 years old, was terribly burned
the entire length of his body. His ag
ony was intense, for even after he had
been removed to the receiving hospital
It was .nearly half an hour before the
doctors could attend him.
The explosion occurred while Criste,
who lives with M. Radish at the Cas
telar street house, was trying to light a
gasoline stove. The stove had been
leaking all day, and a considerable
amount of the fuel had dropped down
to a pan underneath. As soon as he lit
a match and applied it to the burner
there was a flash of flame and the
, The. burning gasoline spread over
Crlste's clothing, and before those who
heard his cries for help could reach
him he was terribly burned. The force
of the explosion was sufficient to blow
the entire side' of the room off the
beams which supported it.
The house at 619 Castelar street Is
owned by A. C. Smith of the Palms.
The loss Is about $1500, partly covered
by Insurance, '■~JJHt*tt|j
HITCHED WIFE TO PLOW
■-AND MADE HER LABOR
Mrs. Hattie Smith, Wife of a Rich
Indiana Farmer, Sues for
Special to The Herald.
LAPORTE, Ind., Alarch 25.— Mrs.
Hattie Smith, wife of a wealthy farmer,
has died a suit for divorce in the La
porte circuit court, In which the alle
gation .Is made that her husbund
hitched her to v plow and made her
perform the labor of a beast of bur
. Mrs. , Smith that her hunbaul
compelled ' her to perform this work
Ssrfer tireats to kill tow, .
Los Angeles Herald.
NOVELIST'S DAUGHTER A COURT FAVORITE IN ENGLAND
MISS ANGELENO RIDER HAGGARD
PASSES AWAY AFTER ILLNESS
OF SEVERAL YEARS
Had Been Failing in Mind as Well
as in Body, and Spent Latter
Part of His Life In
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, March 25.— Maurice '
Barrymore, the actor, died today at a I
sanitarium at Amityville, L. I. I
Mr. Barrymore had been failing in
health for several years. Of late he!
failed rapidly in mind, as well as In
body, and his last years were spent in |
the closest seclusion. Mr. Barrymore
was born of English parents in India '
fifty years ago. His real name. Her- 1
bert Blyeth, probably was known to
comparatively few of the thousands
that knew him as one of the most popu
lar actors on the American stage.'
• Educated at Cambridge university in
England, young Blyeth early prepared
himself for the civil service in India,
and later took up the profession of law.
He was admitted to the bar, but soon
forsook that profession for the dra
His first- public appearance in Amer
ica was in Boston in 1875 and since
that time he had a leading part in
many of the great successes of Wie
stage. He was at various times lead-
Ing man for Modjeska and Lily Lang
try and in many other prominent com
panies. Mr. Barrymore also was well
known as an author and playwright.
Among his plays was "Nadjeska,"
which was written for Modjeska.
In ]876 Mr. Barrymore married Geor
gia Drew, a daughter of Mrs. John
Drew, and sister of John Drew, the
well known actor. Ethel Barrymore,
the actress, was the daughter and John
and Lionel Barrymore his sons. His
breakdown took place about four years
ago while playing at a theater, in this
city, when he suddenly lost his lines
and began to talk incoherently. Later
he was removed to a sanitarium. Al
though he had been In poor health ever
since his breakdown, his death was
DESPERADO IS KILLED
BY SAN JOSE OFFICER
Spaniard Charged With Stealing Rifle
Killed by Constable After
By Associated Press.
SAN JOSE, March 25.— A desperate
duel between an unknown desperado,
armed with a repeating rifle, and Con
stable Lucas Patrone of Madrone,
which occurred late this afternoon, re
sulted in the death of the hunted man
after he had fired six shots at the con
stable and had drawn four shots from
the latter's shotgun. Two buckshots
penetrated the desperado's heart and
death was almost Instantaneous.
Nothing , is >known of the dead man.
He was evidently a Spaniard about
50 .years of age, and was dressed In
Jumper and overalls.
A warrant for his arrest was issued
on Wednesday ■by Justice Benson of
San Jose on a charge of stealing the
rifle with which he attempted to kill
Patrone. - Since that time nothing was
heard of him until this morning when
a telephone message put the sheriff on
SECRETARY HAS HAS
REGAINED HIS HEALTH
News of His Recovery Learned When
the Cretlc Reaches
By Auoclattd freer,
PONTA DEL OADA, Azores Island*,
March 26.— The White Star line steamer
(,'retlc, which sailed from New York
March 18 for Nuples with Secretary of
State Hay and Mrs. Hay on board, ar
rived here at 4 p. m. today.
When questioned corcernlng his
health the secretary said he was feeling
very well and that he had had a com
LOS ANGELES, CAL, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 26, 1905.
NEW PLANS FOR
AMERICA TO TAKE CHARGE OF
Foreign Creditors Pressing for Pay.
ment, and Our Government Anx.
ious to Forestall Possible
By Associated Press.
SANTO DOMINGO, March 25.—Tele
grams published in the United States
that diplomats here and fiscal repre
sentatives of foreign governments
which are creditors of San Domingo
have at a conference agreed on a tem
porary settlement of the fiscal question
involving this republic are premature.
Foreign creditors, principally Italy and
Belgium, are taking advantage of the
deferring of the proposed convention
between the United States and San
Domingo,, and of the Venezuela situa
tion, to demand payment , .of their
•In order to'rneet the situation It has
been proposed by the Dominican gov
ernment that an American be des
ignated as commissioner for the collec
tion of all customs at southern ports,
45 per cent of which collection shall be
set apart for the expenses of the gov
ernment, and that 65 per cent, less ex
penses of collection, be deposited in an
American bank until the Sanchez-Dll
llngham convention is either ratified
or repealed. Should the convention
be ultimately rejected the money is to
be divided In just proportion to all
creditors, including the Santo Domingo
Improvement company of New York.
It Is also suggested that the Ameri
can government take charge of the cus
tom houses at Sanchez and Samana
under the arbitral award in the Santo
Domingo Improvement company case.
It is understood the improvement
company, claiming prior rights, de
mands that 55 per cent of the moneys
collected al the northern ports be also
deposite-1 in an American bank to
await the final disposition of the con
vention. It Is doubtful if such a propo
sition will be accepted.
Thus far nothing has been decided.
The government Is desirous of some
agreement being reached, In order to
prevent differences with " European
creditors, which might lead to Inter
vention and also' precipitate internal
troubles. The country is quiet, al
though the situation Is unsettled.
VIOLENT STORMS CAUSE
DEATHS AND INJURIES
Two Persons Killed by Lightning in
Oklahoma and One Man
By Associated I'rti.
GUTHRIE, O. T., March 25.— Violent
storms throughout the territory today
have resulted in four deaths and num
erous Injuries to others. The dead:
John Thomas and Samuel Rlchman,
killed by lightning, near Wutonga.
Charles R. Schoonover, killed by
lightning at New Weutherford. f
Orvllle Pemberton, drowned near
Charles Branson, critically,
Mrs. Charles Bronson.
Matilda Hickman, several ribs broken.
The Bronson home near Syria was
CALIFORNIA CO-ED CLAIMS
BIG ESTATE IN GERMANY
Miss Mabel Hansen Says She Is Hert
to Eleven Million
lly Associated Pi ess.
BERKELEY. March 25.— Miss Mabel
IliiiiKtMi, a member of the junior clans
of the State university, claims she is
the direct heir of un $11,000,000 estat*
that has Just fallen Into the hands of
the German government.
The estate which Miss Hansen claims
belonged to the family of I'rawburghn
and since the death of that last sur
vivor has been taken charge of by the
Uerman government. '
CHARMING YOUNG WOMAN IS
INHERITED AUTHOR'S GENIUS
Her Contributions to English Maga.
zincs Have Been Generously
Commented Upon by Press in
Great Britain and America
While Kevpral hundred men, women
nnd children were crowding around 11.
Rider Haggard, the famous English
novelist, In the reception rooms of the
Los Angeles chamber of commerce yes
terday afternoon, n rather tall, but
stately looking young woman, wltn
dark hair mid eyes and pretty com
plexion—a typical Bngliah girl, with
a broad, sweet umlle on her face—ad
vanced slowly to where the noted au
thor was standing nnd greeted him In
a pleasant manner as "father."
This young woman was Miss Angelo
Rider , Haggard, who, notwithstanding
that she Is but 22 years old, Is a de
cided favorite In English court circles,
as well as a writer who has Inherited
to a marked degree the genius of her
■ For the moment the scene was trans
formed, and all eyes were turned upon
Mr. Haggard, who was being eagerly
sought by curious Women desiring his
autograph, appeared to be greatly re
lieved when his daughter arrived.
Greatest Pride Is Daughter
But with all Mr. Haggard's genius,
as portrayed in the works that have
classed him among the world's great
est authors of the present day, his
countenance clearly showed that his
greatest pride lies in his daughter,
and justly so, too.
. There is nothing about Miss Haggard
that would give the impression that
she Is affected. On' the contrary, she
U plain and thoroughly democratic, al
though refined and cultured — In Amer
ica what may be termed a pretty,
sweet and Innocent young girl.
Miss Haggard readily consented to
an Interview with a Herald reporter
yesterday afternoon, gj :'• ;'..•;<
"Oh, I am delighted with America,"
she said, "nnd especially with^Southern
California. Los Angeles is one of the
prettiest places I have ever visited,' and
I am sure I should like to live here.
When in England I do. not find any
pla.ee nicer than home, but really I
do wish we had your lovely climate
"Since our arrival In America we
have been treated so courteously. The
people everywhere we have been were
so kind and good to us. There Is noth
ing we could wish for that has not been
forthcoming. I like America very
much) It is like a second England to
Loves Father's Works
Miss Haggard is a great lover of
literature and she says she likes her
father's works as well as any modern
"What do you like best of your fath
er's novels?" was asked.
"Oh, my favorite Is 'King Soloman's
Mines,' " Miss Haggard replied, mod
estly, "although I am very fond of
"By the by," continued Miss Hag
gard, all the while becoming more In
terested as mention was' made of her
father's works, "perhaps you know the
sequel "to 'She,' "Ayrsha," is to bo pub
lished shortly. It is a beautiful story
and I like it exceptionally well."
Speaking of- her father's peculiar
adaptability to literary pursuits, Mies
"Father Is a wonderfully quick
writer. He wrote 'The Brethren," his
latest novel, which Is meeting with a
big sale in both England and America.
In less than two months.
Miss Haggard was presented to Queen
Alexandra two years ago and since
then she has been a prominent figure
In English court circles. In New York
and other large eastern cities she
proved to be' a great favorite In so
ciety, despite the fact that her visits
were of short duration.
Her Stories Commended
At Ditchlngham In Norfolk, where
the Haggards live, Miss Angelo Is a
great comfort to her father and moth
er, with whom she spends most of her
time. She has contributed numerous
stories to • English magazines, which
were generously commended by the
press and public. Several articles on
gardening, which she sent to some of the
large magazines of Great Britain with
out signing her real name, were highly
complimented and pronounced as classic
Miss Haggard has traveled a good
deal. Last year she visited Spain with
her father.. Later she went to Egypt.
Besides Spain, she has been to nearly
every country of any consequence In
Europe. . ...
Miss Haggard met many Angelenos
at the chamber of commerce yesterday.
Shortly after her arrival at the recep
tion Mr. Haggard was Introduced by
F. Q. Story and made a brief but In
Mr. Ifaggard possesses a goo— share
of wit, as demonstrated In his opening
"We have been stopping for the last
•"■— »i-.m«4 •■ rm !»«.! *
.'VENEZUELA'S EXECUTIVE PUGNACIOUS
A YEAR ON PEER
ACTRESS PROVIDES FOR HER
Anna Robinson, Who Married the
Earl of Rosslyn, Accumulated
a Fortune in Brief Stage
■ • Career
Special . Cable to The HeraM.
LONDON, March 26.— The marriage of
the earl of Rosslyn,- and- Anna- Robin
son is still the talk of the town.. When
the announcement was published it was
given out that the couple had left' im
mediately for the. continent, but asa
matter of fact they have been staying
all the time at Anna's beautiful house
In Norfolk street, Park lane.
Although Ai'na Robinson played only
one short engagement in London, she
Is credited with having accumulated a
large amount of money. She lives in
Norfolk street, at the rate of- about
$25,000 a year, has $200,000 worth of dia
monds, and, according to current gos
sip, settled $10,000 a year on the earl
by an ante-nuptial bond. The earl's
friends sincerely hope this is 'true, for
t' i marriage has absolutely cut him off
lrorn all sources of money making by
his social position.
Their present plnn Is to take the
West Knd theater for the senson, with
light comedy, and go thereafter for an
The earl's sisters, Duchess Sunde'r
land, Countess Warwick and Lady Al
gernon Lennox, are furious at this es
capade, and refuse to have anything:
further to do with their brother.
SAYS HUNGARIAN COUNT
WILFULLY MISLED HER
Daughter of Cleveland Capitalist Gets
Divorce Because of Husband's'
Being Without Means
By Associated Press.
CLEVELAND, March 25.— Judge Be'a
com of the common pleas court, tdday
granted a divorce to Mme. Tackacs de
Kls Joka on the ground of extreme
cruelty. The plaintiff, formerly Miss
Hart, Is the daughter of /a wealthy
manufacturer of this, city. .While trav^
ellng in Europe with her parents she
met Count Tackacs tie' Kis ■ Joka,' ; a
Hungarian nobleman of Budapest, and
the couple were married after ; a • brief
courtship. ■' ''
The young wife, according, to her
statement, soon discovered that her
luiHtmml was heavily, involved finan
cially and without means. She de
clared that the nobleman had wilfully
deceived her as to his standing: social
ly and financially.-' Through misrep
resentations, she said,' she was Induced
to sign notes for her husband's credit
ors aggregating a. large sum. Later
she left' her husband and came here.
The count followed and attempted a
reconciliation, In which he' was unsuc
cessful. Mme. Tackacs de Kls Joka
Hied a petition In voluntary bank
ruptcy and was declared a bankrupt
by the United States court. She then
applied for a divorce, which was grant
Atlantic Liners Collide
By Auoclated Press.
HALIFAX. N. S.. March 25.— Two
great transatlantic liners, the Parisian
of the Allan line, and the Albauo, a
Hamburg-American boat, both bound
In, heavily loaded with passengers,
collided off the harbor entrance to
night. Both were seriously damaged,
but reached their docks and ''landed
their passengers safely. There was a
panic among the . passengers on both
ships when the steaujera struck. / -;i
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
CONFERENCE SAID TO HAVE
Authorities Question Japan's Willing.
ness to Pause Until She Has
Got Possession of
PARIS, March 26.— Inquiry late last
night tends?, to ; strongly ooriflrm the
statement in' last evening's dispatch
,that approaches toward peace between
Russia and Japan have already begun
at a private conference in a northern
European j capital. ■ ' ■".■' » '"'
In view, of the statement from St.
Petersburg that pour parleurs ; were
going on in Paris the Associated Press
last night called at the Russian em
bassy and the Japanese legation. Am
bassador Nelidoff stated specificallly
that he knew nothing about such ne
gotiations being In progress here, and
Minister Motono, while declining to dis
cuss the general question of peace, au
thorized the statement that no pour
parleurs were occurring in Paris. At
the foreign office it was also stated that
officials there were not aware of steps
The . foregoing . statements by Count
Nelidoff and Dr. Motono, . while Indi
cating that negotiations are not pro
ceeding here, do not alter the
main statement, that peace pro
iiminarles are actually progressing
elsewhere. The real explanation is
probably to be found In the Paris dis
patch of last evening that a prelim
inary conference had already been held
at a northern European capital. There
are strong indications that this capital
is Stockholm and that, the negotiations
will be conducted at Stockholm if the
preliminaries prove successful. Copen
hagen Is also mentioned.
Concerning the final result of peace
efforts they seem to hinge less upon
the actual terms than upon Japan's
willingness to pause during the suc
cessful ■ culmination of her military
campaign, as Japan Is proceeding on
the theory that once in possession of
Vladivostok; she can dictate her own
terms, including an Indemnity which
Russia thus far has strongly resisted.
St. Petersburg Optimistic
'■ST.' PETERSBURG, March 25.— The
information contained ' in these dis
patches for over a week 'regarding tho
change in Emperor Nicholas' attitude
concerning: the advisability of making:
a .pacific . proposal to Japan Is fully
confirmed and In very high quarters
peace within six weeks Is regarded as
certain. The posltlveness with which
this Is affirmed would indicate that the
government Is already In possession of
information as to the Japanese terms,
which Indicates a basis to which Rus
The exact situation Is shrouded In
mystery. The secret of what has been
done and what is being done Is zealous
ly guarded. The Associated Press
hears, however, ' from a source close
to the throne that pour parleurs are
actually In progress In Paris, but posi
tively of a preliminary character, and
that Copenhagen may be the scene of
the first exchanges between representa
tives of the two powers.
Both Sides Concentrating
GUNSHU PASS., Manchuria, March
25 (evening).— On the front all is quiet.
Both sides are busily reorganizing; and
effecting new concentrations.
A large party of Japanese prisoners
passed through this place on the way
to Harbin. One of the Japanese is a
spy, who was captured In a uniform of
the Eleventh Siberian rifles. He will
be tried by, court-martini. < ,
ADOPTS DECIDEDLY MENACING
WARSHIP MAY BE SALUTARY
His Declining to Arbitrate American
Claims Accompanied by Refusal
to Talk Upon tha
By Associated Press.
PARIS, March 25.— An official dis
patch from Caracas, Venezuela, Says
President Castro has returned and
manifested strong hostility against.
American and French interests. His
attitude, it is added, Is particularly
menacing against the French Cabli
company. It is premature to say what
steps France will take, as the infor
mation has just been received, and thra
officials have not had an opportunity
to consider it. However, It Is likely
that their action will depend upon
President Castro putting his menaces
into effect by overt acts against the
company, or the forfeiture of its con
No orders for warships to be held In
readiness have yet been Issued, but
there seems to be a growing Impres
sion In official quarters that the pres
ence of a warship In Venezuelan waters
might exercise a salutary influence.
The official dispatch adds that Presi
dent Castro's declination to arbitrate
the American demands was accompa
nied by a refusal to hold any conver
sation on the subject. The French Ca
ble company has received advices prac
tically to the same effect. ' These In
dicate that President Castro's influence
will probably cause the court to render
final judgment upon the cable com
pany's concession early next week.
It is the unofficial opinion that the 1
attitude of President Castro against
both American and French interests
makes the moment opportune for some
exchange of communications between
the two governments toward eventual ,
action action along similar ' lines. \. '■*;££>
SHEEP OWNERS WILL
SUE THREE COUNTIES
Bring Action to Recover Money Paid
as Licenses for
By Associated Press.
MARYSVILLE, March 25.-Sheep
owners of Yuba and Sutter counties
will institute proceedings against the
Sierra Plumas and Nevada counties to
recover the amounts paid for licenses
on sheep taken into those counties to
graze during the 'summer months.
Their action is based on the recent
decision of the United States supreme
court In the action of Wheeler and
Ridensur and John Flanagan of Ne
vada against tax collectors of Plumaa,
and Sierra counties wherein judgment
was given plaintiffs.
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Fair Sun.
day; light south winds. Maximum
temperature in Los Angeles yes.
terday, 69 degrees; minimum, 64
I—Assert1 — Assert czar is doomed.
2 — Loved his dog.
. 3 — Fire victims in need of shelter.)
4— Busy at Goldfield.
s— Southern California news.
1.3 — Real estate.
4.7 — Classified advertisements.
B—Real8 — Real estate.
s— City news.
7 — Cables.
9 — Honor memory of Danish poet
11 — Designs for flower show.
Indiana woman »ue» for divorcs because
husband hlU'hrs her to plow.
President Roosevelt distributes diplomas and
delivers address to gr&duatea of united States
Run on Cincinnati bank is claimed to b« work
Russian workmen say that czar and many
others have t»en condemned.
Maxim Qorky to be placed on trial for
Europe liu-llne* more and more to belief that
peace Is Imminent.
Suicide theory in Colton cass gaining (round.
Kama Clara colles* professor said to h«v«
invented sucoessful aeroplane.
Anti-Saloon league Is making strenuous (If at
In Ban Dtefo.
LOCAL . t^SgpSSS
Qlrl crushed to death by sand wagon; her
little companion escapes Injury.
Little four-year-old child who risked IK*
°Ei"itpress companies conteet for business of
new Clark road. . .-• ,„,,.
Miss Haggard a creat favorite In English
e °Cltlieiia In wransU over location for pub-
Man severely burned and nve families
rendered destitute . by Are In Maple street
rooming house, .oh*" m «a«»MM«S«<»j— sw^sy^M
"Murder and suicide" coivuu-'i.vtrdlcl.la