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VOL. XXXII, NO. 176.
WORKMEN ASSERT 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 \ Ugly Mood 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 tery. ' 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 Polish circles. COVERED FROM HEAD TO • • FOOT WITH BLAZING OIL Martin Criste Terribly Burned by Ex. plosion — House Is Almost Demolished 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 stove exploded. , 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 Divorce 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 den. . 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 BARRYMORE DIES IN SANITARIUM 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 Seclusion 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 matic stage. 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 unexpected. DESPERADO IS KILLED BY SAN JOSE OFFICER Spaniard Charged With Stealing Rifle Killed by Constable After Exciting Duel 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 his track. SECRETARY HAS HAS REGAINED HIS HEALTH News of His Recovery Learned When the Cretlc Reaches Azores 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 fortable trip. LOS ANGELES, CAL, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 26, 1905. NEW PLANS FOR SANTO DOMINGO AMERICA TO TAKE CHARGE OF CUSTOM HOUSES Foreign Creditors Pressing for Pay. ment, and Our Government Anx. ious to Forestall Possible Trouble 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 claims. ... •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 Drowned 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 Kaw City. Injured: Charles Branson, critically, Mrs. Charles Bronson. Matilda Hickman, several ribs broken. The Bronson home near Syria was demolished. CALIFORNIA CO-ED CLAIMS BIG ESTATE IN GERMANY Miss Mabel Hansen Says She Is Hert to Eleven Million Dollars * 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. ' MISS HAGGARD FATHER'S PRIDE CHARMING YOUNG WOMAN IS COURT FAVORITE 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 father. ■ For the moment the scene was trans formed, and all eyes were turned upon Miss Haggard. 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 there. "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 me." 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 productions. §Sp "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 •She. " "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 Haggard said: "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 efforts. 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 teresting address. Mr. Ifaggard possesses a goo— share of wit, as demonstrated In his opening remarks. "We have been stopping for the last •"■— »i-.m«4 •■ rm !»«.! * .'VENEZUELA'S EXECUTIVE PUGNACIOUS PRESIDENT CASTRO. SETTLES $10,000 A YEAR ON PEER ACTRESS PROVIDES FOR HER TITLED HUSBAND 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 American- tour. 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 ed today. 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 TAKING STEPS TOWARD PEACE . CONFERENCE SAID TO HAVE BEEN HELD Authorities Question Japan's Willing. ness to Pause Until She Has Got Possession of Vladivostok 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 toward peace. 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 sia-can agree. 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. < , CASTRO SHOWS MUCH HOSTILITY ADOPTS DECIDEDLY MENACING PR.,- attitude WARSHIP MAY BE SALUTARY His Declining to Arbitrate American Claims Accompanied by Refusal to Talk Upon tha Subject 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 cessions. 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 Grazing 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 FORECAST Southern California: Fair Sun. day; light south winds. Maximum temperature in Los Angeles yes. terday, 69 degrees; minimum, 64 degrees. PART I 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. PART II 1.3 — Real estate. 4.7 — Classified advertisements. B—Real8 — Real estate. PART 111 I.4— Society. s— City news. 6— Editorial. 7 — Cables. 9 — Honor memory of Danish poet 11 — Designs for flower show. 13— Markets. PART IV Magazine section. EABTERN 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 Medical school. Run on Cincinnati bank is claimed to b« work of conspirators. FOREIGN Russian workmen say that czar and many others have t»en condemned. Maxim Qorky to be placed on trial for seditious writings. Europe liu-llne* more and more to belief that peace Is Imminent. COABT 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