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GRIFFITH MUST PAY PENALTY PETITION FOR REHEARING IS DENIED THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE By Supreme Court's Decision the Colonel'! Sentence of Two Year* . in Ban Quentln Will Be Carried Out j The supreme court of California yes terday Bounded the death knetl to the hopes of Colonel Griffith, when it denied his petition for a rehearing in the criminal case against htm, and decreed that tha law be allowed to take ils course. The court denied Griffith's motion for a new trial several weeks ngo, where upon his attorneys filed a petition for a rehearing of the motion before thj court en bane. It was Griffith's final appeal to the court of last. resort, and now that the highest tribunal in the state has set its seal of approval on the Judgment of his peers, it has been settled for all time that Griffith must meet his fate, as he has exhausted the entire code of a' criminal's alternative. Griffith was found guilty by a Jury over a year ngo in Judge ' Smith's de partment of the superior court, on the charge of an attempt to murder his wife. In accordance with the verdict ren dered in the case, Judge Smith sen tenced the wealthy prisoner to serve two years at San Quentin and to pay a fine of $5000. Since' his conviction and sentence Griffith has been confined In the county Jail, where he has been accorded more privileges than are generally extended to a prisoner. ' -.4 J 'J '■<■.. His long confinement" in the county Jail, however, will not reduce his sen tence to state's prison, as his Judicial experiments have been made on. his own account. I Griffith was found guilty of making a.murderous. murderous attack on his wife at the Arcadia hotel, Santa Monica, as a re sult of which Mrs. Griffith lost the sight of one of her eyes. Mrs. Griffith was granted a divorce from her husband several months apo by. Judge Allen in the superior court. Griffith's civil action, the last of the man's legal troubles, is still pending before the superior court.. Judges Charles Silent and Works sued their former client for J20.000 attorneys' fees, but the: Jury found that they were en titled to only $500. /.,;", Dissatisfied with the meager amount, the attorneys uppcalcd from the Judg ment of the Jury, and a few weeks sub sequent to the appeal Judge Beldsoe of the superior court ordered a new trial. : The prisoner will be, taken to San Quehtin as soon as the remittltur is received from the supreme court, which will probably be within the next few days.' HATFIELD WINS PRIZE FOR RAINMAKING "Wizard of Esperanza" Makes Good His Promise, and All Is Over but Shouting Mr. Hatfleld has ' made good. . Yesterday's rain brought the season's record up to 18.22 inches for Los An geles, I and now It's all over but the shouting. j According to Forecaster Franklin of the ; weather bureau, however, there ■willjbe more rain before' Hatfleld and his ; admirers have an opportunity to shout. I Here is the official warning: j '. '»'Storm signals have been ordered up til along the southern coast, and high southerly winds are expected. A gen eral-storm is ranging over't'ne coast and ; Rocky . mountain region. It was noted Tuesday in the Puget sound sec tion, whence it moved rapidly south, with increasing energy, and at noon was central over .Nevada. General rains are reported and indications are for more rain, with high' winds. The precipitation to 5 o'clock this (Wednes day) afternoon was .37 of an inch." f • "Wizard 'of Esperanza" says he .will. continue to shoot his chemicals into the air, as he will produce in all twenty Inches of rain. lie proposes to give two Inches in addition to the elghteen-lnch'. mark, which has won him a prize of $1000. . LOS ANGELES RESIDENT ; ::-' ISGIVEN APPOINTMENT William H. Code Is Named Chief En. glneer of Indian Irri. ' gation By Associated Pr4aa. , .WASHINGTON, March 29.— Secretary Hitchcock today designated William ll.' Code of Los Angeles as chief engineer of. Indian Irrigation. lie will have . supervision of .' irrlgutloh construction work on Indian reservations throughout the weit. Russo.Danlsh Arbitration Treaty . liy Anuetttad It*h*. " COPiSNIIAGISN. - March 29.— The Danish parliament ; today • adopted the Kussu-Dmiisii arbitration ' treaty, , Los Angeles Herald. COL GRIFFITH J. GRIFFITH PRESIDENT GIVEN A FREE HAND CANAL COMMISSION RESIGNS AT TAFT'S REQUEST It Is Believed That the New Members of the Board Will Be Announced During Roosevelt's South. em Trip 4 — — — By Amerciated Press. WASHINGTON, March 29.— The first practical step having In view the re organization of the Panama canal commission was taken today when, in complianoo with instructions from President^ - Roosevelt, Secretary Taft requested the members of the commis sion to tender their resignations. This request ' jwas promptly complied with by members of the commission now in Washington ; and their resignations will "be '.ln' the hands of the president tomorrovb'-^Xhe purport of Mr. Taf t's letter requesting the resignations of the. commission Vas sent to Maj. Oen. George W. • Davis, Vetlred, of the army, governor of . the 'cartali zone and also one of the 'commission, 'and a prompt answer is expected frjpm him. As indicated in the\ letter of Secre tary Taft the resignations | are re quested in order that '• the president may have a free handi In reorganizing the" commission. ThatNthe president has contemplated reorganization has been known for some timV/ and he has been In consultation wit|i^ Secretary Taft as to the future policyj in choosing Its' personnel and directing "Its work. It was believed originally that better results might be accomplished by. the appointment of a smaller commission than that now existing,' but' a recent opinion of Attorney General Moody held that under the law the president was required to name seven 'members in all. The appointments probably will be announced during the ' progress of his southern trip. ■ JAPANESE PROHIBITED FROM VISITING AMERICA Government Will Not Allow Its Labor. ers Henceforth to Come to This Country By Associated Press. SACRAMENTO, Cal., if arch 29.— X. Uyena, Japanese consul at San Fran cisco, was asked to contribute to the Bee an article in relation to Japanese immigration to the United States and to say what checks are imposed by the government of Japan upon the emigration of its subjects to this country. In the course of an article published today the consul says: "I beg to state that my government, in appreciation of the sentiment which has - found expression from time to time in the United States, opposing further immigration of Japanese la borers, has gone so far as to posi tively prohibit it. With 'a view to the enforcement of this regulation, the authorities are prohibited from issuing passports 'to laborers desiring . to en ter the United States, and such care is exercised in the j enforcement* of I this prohibition that the police make spe cial investigations ... to .. determine the status of persons suspected of "belong ing to the, laboring class before pass ports are issued." - . COLLISION CAUSES AN ■ - EXPLOSION IN SUBWAY Results In. a> Fire Which" Still Burns In an Unfinished Section By Am,oclst«d Prsss. NEW. YORK, March 29.— A' severe ex plosion, followed by an outbreak of fire, 1 which up. to' a late hour tonight hud defied till efforts! of the firemen to extinguish it I completely, . occurred to day In ua ,. unfinished section of the subway at Broadway and One Hundred und' Sixty-seventh street.JThe road at that point is : 125 feet below the sur face.\ The explosion followed a, collision between vii empty train' which had been run too fur beyond the . terminal b witch ana a lint car on, which were several Italian' laborers. General Manager Hadley stated that the explosion .was .' caused by, a short circuit : on the third rail '■ and . the feed cable, resulting from the collision, which set tire to wine of the timbers used by the contractor in shoring up the tunnel. .No ueisun was Injured, • LOS ANGELES. CAL., THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 30, 1905. HEARTY WELCOME TO SENATOR FLINT ACCORDED BIG RECEPTION BY EAST SIDE FRIENDS CEREMONIES ARE IMPRESSIVE Newly Elected Representative In the Senate Met at Ventura by Spe cial Train and Escorted Home Seldom have citizen of Los Angeles, regardless of political affiliations, ac corded a favored son of the southland such a hearty reception as that which marked the return of Senator Frank P. Flint from Washington yesterday. Despite the rain, a train bearing the Inbel, "East t«os Angeles Special. Wel come to otir Senator, Frank, P. Flint," pulled out from River station promptly at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, with an escort of nn hundred prominent business men and a bnnd. Senator Flint was met at Ventura and b.rought back to the city. Stops were made between l,os Angelea and Ventura, and crowds of school children cheered the new senator enthusiasti cally at each place. In Los Angeles the program wan car ried out Rlmost to the letter, although the unfavorable weather conditions kept many people from visiting East lake park, where the exercises were held. Senator Flint was deeply Impressed with the welcome he received at the hands of his neighbors and friends in East Los Angeles. He was introduced by Chairman Mesmer and made a brief address, after which he was presented with a handsome banner, emblematic, of California, by school children from the various east side schools, who were dressed In red, white and blue cos tumes, each representing a separate state and territory of the union. Dur ing the course of his remarks, Senator Flint said:' Senator Flint's Speech "I would, indeed, be cold did I not appreciate a reception of this kind from my friends and neighbors. If I am to be .applauded, I want to be ap plauded by those who know me. The place where I want to be held In high esteem Is right here in East Los Ange les, where you all have known me for the^past twenty years -or more. - If I maintain your friendship I shall be per fectly, satisfied to go out Into the other parts of the country and do what I can in my humble way to fulfill the du ties of senator of the United States for the very best interests of the whole people. "I feel that there are many others in the senate with, perhaps, "more experi ence and ability than I possess, but If hard work, coupled with a desire to do for my 'constituents the best there is In me, is what goes to make up a worthy servant; then I will make a good senator." At this point the crowd cheered en thusiastically, and some one In the audience shouted: "You will, Frank; you will!" The senator bowed his head smilingly and continued: Lauds His Associates "We have today in this country, as far as our national government is con cerned," a condition that is pleasing to all. j The idea that there are those in the senate of the | United States who are led about by ill meaning influences Is altogether wrong. It Is my opinion that every man in that body means to do what he actually believes to be right. 'Any idea -that some of them are controlled by interests opposed to good government is absolutely without foundation." : : :■.', :■ ! • '.' - In Closing his address Senator Flint thankee! the people for the reception tendered him and said that he trusts he will do nothing during his term in the senate to displease any of his friends in Loa Angeles. . '-... ifc-Y.V "Allow me to say," he | continued, "that of. all the receptions I have had this touches, me most, and I again thank you, one and all, from the bot tom of my heart for this high honor." Address of Welcome Hon. P.' W. Houser made the address of welcome. -His remarks were, highly laudatory. He reviewed the senatorial contest In the state legislature, -saying that no community was ever prouder than Los Angeles when It learned that Frank P. Flint , had .been selected as the new senator from California. In introducing | Senator Flint ; Chair man Mesmer 1 referred to him as "Our Frank." He said that all Angelenos are proud of their new senator; that as a 'citizen, a neighbor and a 'loyal friend ' none stands higher than Mr. Flint. One of the most Impressive features of j the program at the park was the drill of the school children, who formed about the platform in such a manner oa to represent the 'emblematic figures of the eight different fraternal orders tv which Senator Flint belongs. . After the drill Allan Jt-uuette Hol gate, who represented | California, • ad vanced to where the senator wiia seat ed, * and | extending J the handsome | ban ner offered, in ■ commemoration i of . the occasion,' said: Ml«t Holgats Speaks .t ."My L»oyal and Honored Subject: I am commissioned ;by .'■ the * sovereign (Continued on Vmn Three.* CZAR ATTEMPTS TO KILL HIMSELF TRIED TO WRECK SANTA FE TRAIN TWO HUNDRED LIVES PLACED IN JEOPARDY Deliberate Attempt to Derail Over. land Near South Pasadena at a Specially Precipitous and Dangerous Spot A deliberate attempt to wreck a Santa Fe overland train, loaded as it was with its human freight of more than two hundred paßSlngers, was made a short distance this side of South Pa sadena about 8 o'clock last night. That whoever! lnstigated It did not succeed was due mostly. to luck. .i '.V" The attempt took place about a quarter of a mile this side of South Pasadena, where the Santa Fe tracks proceed through a narrow cut. . On one side is a deep gully," while on tho other the tracks; are built alongside a bitfik which rises to a considerable height. Between the ends of ; two rails the wrecker, or wreckers, had placed a heavy brake rod in such a position as to derail any train which should happen to hit It. Train number 2, the over land, which left Los Angeles at 8 o'clock, struck the obstacle and before the engineer could apply the air brakes hla front trucks were oft the track. Hitting a frog the wheels again ran onto the track and the danger was over. The overland was stopped and the crew began an investigation. They found the brake rod by the side of the track, bent out of shape by contact with the locomotive. When Pasadena was reached the officials of the Santa Fe were notified, as was the division su perintendent when number 2 pulled into San Bernardino. The superintendent of the San Ber nardino division immediately tele graphed the police at both Los Ange les and Pasadena, as well as Sheriff White's ■ office. . When officers went out to Investigate they found the bent brake rod lying by the side of the rails and also the tracks of the front wheels of the locomotive where it had ploughed along the ground after hit ting the obstacle. BURNED MESSENGER BOY DIES OF HIS INJURIES San Pedro Conflagration Results In the Death of One Victim After Ex. cruclating Agony Special to The Herald. SAN PEDRO, March 29.— Fred Han sen, the messenger boy so badly burned In the lire, which started In Allen &' Baly's cigar store, early^thia, morning, died at 7 o'clock, after seven hours ol excruciating agony. He was kept un der the influence of opiates and taken to his home, where he rallied Just be fore death,' recognizing . and speaking to his mother. ' The other lad, Joaquln Constantlne, Is badly burned but may recover. The loss will total $8000, with partial insurance. SKELETONS IN CAVE - Prospectors Report Gruesome Discov. cry on Vancouver Island By Associated Press. VICTORIA, B. C, March 29.— News was ' received by the steumer Queen City from the Vancouver Island count of the discovery by prospectors , of a cavii on the seashore between Quat- Blnu sound and San Joseph buy, ut thi) north end . of Vancouver . Island, !n which forty skeletons were found. , . . The prospectors '< found most of thu skeletons intact. Some of the Bkulls were. broken. It In possible that the Cjiva whs the burial place of an'ln dian 1 tribe, oiui* 'numerous In lliut Ulb trlct..'3BHS PALACE AT TSARSKOE.SELO, .;! WHERE NICHOLAS ATTEMPT. ED TO END HIS LIFE EMPEROR NICHOLAB II |i**»»*iH<*»l»»*'Hhß».>4i*>>»: TAKES CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS' SIDE "DOCTORS' BILL" VETOED BY NEBRASKA'S GOVERNOR He Declares It to Be Unconstltu - tional, as Interfering With the •■■ i Liberty- of Religious'y;'i Rights Special to The Herald. LINCOLN, Neb., March 29.— Governor Mickey today vetoed a bill which passed both houses, outlawing Christian Science healing by making it a mis demeanor for any person to practice mental" healing without first having taken a four years' medical course. The veto is based chiefly on objec tions that the measure was not framed in a constitutional manner. It also sets forth that It is in violation of the act of the .federal constitution which demands ' religious toleration, freedom and liberty to the citizens of all states. This . bill . has probably occasioned more bitterness than . any other that has been considered at the present session of the legislature. It has been known as ."the doctors' bill," because it had the backing, of , the . physicians of the state. Hundreds of protests were received . against its passage, directed against the alleged , unconstltutlonality of Interference with religious rights. It Is thought no effort will be made to pass the bill over, the. governor's veto. CHARGES OF-FRAUD IN , .M HOPPER-DUNSMUIR CASE Counsel for Mrs. Dunsmuir Portrays Her Son as Guilty of Infam. -v, H '. ous Dishonesty By Associated Press. VICTORIA, B. C, March 29.— 1n the Hopper-Dunsmulr will j case before the Victoria • court today Sir . Charles Tupper, counsel | for the intervener, Mrs. Joan Dunsmuir, mother of the de fendant, attacked James Dunsmuir, the defendant, at length. - ; He dwelt on the alleged Infamy of the transfer of the San Francisco business of the It. Dunsmulr's Sons. This ob viously paying business, he said, was made to. appear unprofitable by a manipulation of bookkeeping and the railing of the price of coal from J3 to $3.50 per ton. ' Ho attacked - the evidence of Gom pertz, treasurer of the San Francisco company, and that of James Dunsmuir with regard to the sale of the Bristol, which was paid for with a check given by the mother for $63,000. Counsel alleged that Dunsmuir fraud ulently Induced his mother to transfer further holdings to him and his in-oth er, Alexunder Dunsmulr, and prevailed upon his brother Alexander to will away his bliui-o to htm, Juine a Duins mull*.. Boston Man Commits Suicide By Associated Press. 1 NKW YORK, March 29.— William M. Hammond, one of the most prominent real estate men of, Boston, committed suicide at the • Hotel ABtor hereUoday by, shooting. ' l>eßpon(Jen'cy, "duetto • 111 health,, Id! supposed; to ! have'-, been! tbe uiotlva PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH LUNATIC CALLS ON GOV. PARDEE SEEKS INTERVIEW ABOUT THE NAPA ASYLUM CASE Claims That the Physicians and Not the Attendants Were Answer. able for the Death of Joseph Louis By Associated Press. SACRAMENTO, March 29.— While dusting out the governor's office this morning, Jacob Soares, messenger for his excellency, was suddenly confronted with a crazy man who demanded to see the governor, and see j him on a hurry up ca,ll. Soares was. not Blow In recovering from the surprise occa sioned by - the .■visitor's manner und turned the bolt, locking the door lead ing to the other part of the office. The stranger stated in a loud voice that the. two physicians, and not the two ■ attendents, at the Napa Insane asylum, were responsible for the death of Joseph Louis, the patient who was recently killed there. Soares finally coaxed the man out into the hall, through the governor's private entrance, and he departed, vow ing that he would lay the case before the attorney general. About noon the unwelcome visitor re turned and again declared his Intention of seeing the governor. Dr. Hatch of the state lunacy commission here took a hand and telephoned the county au thorities, who at' once sent an officer to the capltol. When arrested the man, who is re ported to be from San Francisco, gave the name of Carl Schoterman, and he is now in confinement, awaiting exam iantion as to his sanity. JUVENILE THIEVES PLUNDER BY WHOLESALE Illinois Boys of Good Family Found Guilty of Numerous . Robberies By Associated Press. ! CHICAGO, March 29.— Ten boys of Harvey,' a suburban j town, have con fessed in the juvenile court to the rob bery of eighteen stores, three churches, two schoolhouses and a railroad sta tion. The plunder consisted of candy, gum and pennies, and it was too free a distribution of , the candy at school that at last enabled the police to cap ture' the band, who led them a merry chase for months. "We started it Just for fun," sobbed one of the culprits, "but when we got into it we could not stop. We Just had to go right on stealing because there was always some boy that did not have what he wauted." . The boys, whose ages range from 12 to 15 years, are atl of respectable fam ilies. Their hearty repentance, added to the pleadings of their parents, in duced Judge Mack to release the pris oners on probation. .» « « SMUGGLED GOLD DUST Held by Collector of Port Until Pen. alty Is Paid By Associated Press. SAN FHANCISCO, March 29.—Collec tor of the ' Port Stratum huM taken charge of $2ww In k«jIU duat which win on deposit to the order of William Loalza &■ Co. in v local bunk. It had been Binuggled into this state from Mexico and was held here without any records being made In the custom house, which la contrary to lav. The gold dust la held by the collec tor pending an application for a re mission of penalties and forfeiture, which the gold dust la subject to under the 'law, DOWAGER EMPRESS FRUSTRATES EFFORT Nicholas II Inflicts Serious Wound on Himself Violent Struggle Ends in Revolver Being Discharged Bullet Reported to Have Pierced Autocrat's Left Hand Physician* Do Not Apprehend Fatal * Result* ' Unless Complication* Set In, Blood Poisoning Being the Principal Danger - Vy Associated Press. PARIS, March 30.— An unconfirmed report from St. Petersburg is pub. lished here this morning to the effect that Emperor Nicholas made an at. tempt to commit suicide and wounded himself In the hand. The rumor fur. ther says that the emperors-- design was frustrated by the intervention of his mother, the empress dowager. Special to The Herald. * ST. PETERSBURG.. March 30.— A state of wild excitement prevails here this morning. A persistent rumor Is in circulation to the effect that Emperor' Nicholas II made an attempt on his own life last night at his country home at Tasarsko-Selo. it ' has been known .-' for some time that the czar was on the verge, of a nervous collapse. In fact he has broken down oh several' occasions recently and at a semi-official' consultation with some officers of the general staff lon Monday last Nicholas gave way to a paroxysm of wild anger and ended in a fit of hysterical weeping. Only Dowager Can Control him The dowager empress has been at the palace for some weeks and it is , said she is the only one who can exert a quieting influence upon the unhappy ruler when he suffers an attack of this sort, t She is reported to have been at his side when he attempted to end his life with a revolver. The reports are to the effect that a violent struggle' ensued and, that the weapon was dis- (Contlnued on Pace Two) THE DAY'S NEWS . FORECAST Southern California: Cloudy, un settled weather Thursday, with showers; snow in the mountains; fresh southwest winds. Maximum temperature in Los Angeles yester. day, 'sß degrees; minimum, 48, de. grees. 1 . I— Griffith to pay penalty. 2 — Warship to be sent to Haiti * 3 — Welcome to Senator Flint. A — Half of Hays jury secured. S — Southern California news. 6 — Editorial. 7— No alimony for Mrs. Gordon 8.9 — Classified advertisements. 10 — Sports. . 11— Markets. 12 — Councilmen studying gas.' EASTERN Collision In New York's subway canael «t» Illusion und lire. Governor of Nebraska vetoes the "doc tors 1 bill," dlroctcd against Christian Scl ent l»tn. In ua inn canal commission resigns at r» quoet of Secretary Tart. FOREIGN It Is roporti-d that the obst attempted ■ suicide, but* was prevented by the dowagsr empress. New rescript providing for reforms In Po land Is Issued liy Ihe czar. Japan warned by neutral pow»r not to permit any Interference in arranging p«ac« 1 terms with Russia. COAST Troops ordered out of Vosemlte valley by . thu fctalu park commlsnionera. Government claims Island st mouth of Columbia river, and fishermen are Indignant. l.uiiHtlo Insists on seeing Quvernor Fsr deu about the Napa asylum case. LOCAL ;, Hatfleld wins prlie for ralnmaklng. Mother of Nlnun Uoode arl yes lv l.oa An- • ; veles. Funeral services over the body of Mrs. rSliurimui I'easn In be held tills afternoon. Mother prostrated at night vt iluuitbur behind bars of ulty J»U. ■ ■ •.„■ Mllllonuli-B Kirk's nursa may bring civil . suit atsaluat her employer. Senator Flint alven a h«arty reception by 12aut Hitlers uji'in return home. tfuprwiw court denies Col. Urirrith J. Orif flth's petition for a rehearing In his crlm lnsil case, and th* sheriff < will convey the prisoner to Ban Quentln upon roenlpt of ths I - remlttltur from th» court. '■Tom" Hays, charged with having wrecked the Orange Growers 1 National bank of Klverslde, nor: -•" trial lv thu United Stales district court. Governor Tardee * apparent delinquency in his appotntmtuta tv th« superior bench crlt- B lclud l\v the attorneys. ... , . foiineilineii I'unsldrrliiK mayor's ; valo of tii« public Utility ordlutoc*.