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VOL. XXXII, NO. 210.
WORK FOR PEACE
LOOK TO WASHINGTON FOR
. ACTIVE LEAD •
AMBASSADORS OFF FOR HOME
Believe Negotiations Will Take Prac.
tlcal Shape With the Conclusion
of the Now Pending Naval
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. April 2«.-Expectlng
that Washington la destined to play nn
important part In the preliminary ne
gotiations that will precede the cessa
tion of hostilities between Russia, and
Japan, even though the American cap-
Hal may not be selected as the seen*
of the' actual peace negotiations, mron
Sternberg, the German ambassador,
and M. Jtisserand, the French ambassa
dor, will sail for their respective coun
tries soon after conferring with Presi
dent Roosevelt when he returns from
Baron Sternberg will have several
audiences with the emppror, and M.
Jusserand will see President Loubet
and M. Delcasse, to whom will be com
municated In an entirely unofficial way
the earnest wish of the president that
the war be ended at the earliest possi
The ambassadors will supplement
their dispatches by personal testimony
of the activity at Washington in this
direction, led by the president, and in
the event of the outlook for the open-
Jng of peace negotiations this summer
appearing favorable, both ambassadors
will be prepared to return to their
posts at once.
Sir Mortimer Durand, the British am
bassador, who sails tomorrow on the
Etrurla for London, Is In full posses
sion of President Roosevelt's views,
which he will communicate In an In
formal way to King Edward. So far
as their ambassadors at Washington
can Judge, King Edward and Emperor
William are as anxious as President
Roosevelt for an early ending of the
Great Britain Tied Up by Alliance
As the ally of one of the Vi elllgerents,
Great Brltlan is prevented from taking
the friendly initiative open to the presi
dent and emperor William, but the
necessity of the king's co-operation as
well as that of the French government
Is readily recognized.
Whatever the result of the naval bat
tle now pending may be, diplomats at
Washington believe the first real op
portunity for the successful initiation
of peace negotiations since the war be
gan will come with the ending of that
engagement. The war has cost both
Bides enormously in lives and money
and the defeat of Russia's last fleet
would. It Is believed, give the Russian
peace party renewed power, while even
a partial victory for the Russian fleet
would have the effect of scaling Japan's
peace terms to what Russia would re
gard as reasonable.
EXPECTS LENGTHY WAR
Count Okuma Tells Progressive Party
Struggle Will Continue
TOKIO, April 28.— Count Okuma, lead
er of the progressive party and former
foreign minister, addressing the com
mittee of the progressive party appoint
ed to succor the wounded, today esti
mated tho number of wounded and sick
as a result of the war at 200,000 to 300,000
and the number of killed and those who
had died of disease at 50,000.
The count warned the people to be
prepared for a lengthy war and ex
pressed the hope that a continuance of
the struggle would not affect the na
tional sentiment. Nothing, he added,
should shake their reason to continue
the war. He criticised the national di
plomacy, expressing the opinion that
efficient and timely diplomatic skill
would . have prevented the Russian
squadron from coming to the fur east.
The count also expressed the belief
that the occasion for great battles had
disappeared. It was possible to sup
port the army throughout the re
mainder of the war with the $777,500,
000, derived from war taxes and the
speaker urged a continuance of national
economy and frugality.
FORGERY NO CRIME
UNDER INDIANA CODE
Special to The Herald.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 28.—Dis
covery was made today that for
gery has, for the time being, ceased
to be a crime in Indiana owing to
the omission of its definition In the
new criminal code adopted by tho
recent legislature which went into
effect a few days ago.
I A most careful searching through
the pages of the printed act falls
to find any definition of the crime
of; forgery, or any penalties fixed
for. its commission, and it is the
opinion of many luwyers that,
Inasmuch as the criminal code act
contains a section declaring that
"all ' laws within the purview of
thl» act are hereby repealed,"
there is no law in force by which
such a crime can be punished.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
JURY FINDS H. T. HAYS "NOT GUILTY"
H. T. (TOM) HAYS
A PASSION PLAY
"EXECUTION OF JUDAS" IS
GIVEN AT PALA
EFFIGY OF TRAITOR BURNED
Figure of Straw, Dressed In an Old
Suit of Clothes, Given a Ride on
a Wild Horse, Then De.
stroyed by Fire
Special to The Herald.
SAN DIEGO, April 28.—Oberammer
gau on a small scale Is to be found
at Pala In this county where the great
"Passion Play" finds a crude Imitator
In the "Execution of Judas." The
ceremony Is performed In connection
with the Easter festivities. Th : e Pala
Indians, since their removal to Pala
from Warner's ranch about two years
ago, have not celebrated this festival
in so spectacular a style, but this
year thfey decided that they must ad
minister Justice to "Judas" In true
They secured the aid of Father
Grennan, the Belgian priest at the
Pala Mission, and arrangements were
made for the big affair. A large
number of whites were Invited and
perhaps a hundred of them gathered
with the 600 Indians of the neighbor
hood at Pala on Friday afternoon of
"Judas" was discovered in a group
of waffdna. He did not wear the
flowing robes of a Hebrew disciple,
but a shabby American suit of clothes.
He was not made of flesh and blood
but of straw and rags. Neverthe
less he was "Judas" the traitor, and
must be punished. So said one of the
Indians, In charge of the observance,
and he ought to know.
When discovered the Indians swoop
ed down on the offender and tied him
to the belfry of the old Pala Mis
sion. They left him there till night,
to meditate on his crimes.
The next morning, with much sup
pressed excitement, and some that
was not suppressed, "Judas" was
brought down from the belfry and
tied upon the back of a wild gray
horse. The animal was then turned
loose and "Judas" had a Mazeppa
ride around the reservation. At last
the wild horse was lassoed and
"Judas" was dragged from his back.
A funeral pyre ■ was erected, "Judas"
was placed In the ' middle of It and
the torch waa applied. It was but a
few minutes before "Judas" had paid
the traitor's penalty and' Pala Indian
Justice was satisfied.
The Pala Indians are ■ becoming
more and more reconciled to their new
home, though some of the older bn»s
still sigh for their Warner ranoh
home. The government Is taking par
ticularly good care of the Indians and
provides for their wants In bountiful
KILLED AND SCALDED
BY BOILER EXPLOSION
Hy Assocliied Preaa.
OODISN, Utah. April 28.— Union Pa
cific engine No. 1669, pulling a west
bound through freight train, blew up
last night near Antelope, Wyo., kill
ing a coal passer, name unknown, and
badly scalding the engine crew and the
front brakeman. The Injured men are
engineer Hunter Terry, Fireman M. F.
Huidies and Drayman W. H. Fettis. 1
LOS ANGELES, CAL.. SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1905.
SUMMERLAND MAY OWE LIFE
MEXICAN BECOMES VIOLENT
After Telling a Long Story of Alleged
Wrongs the Intruder Rushes
Upon Chief Executive
Acting Mayor Summerland probably
owes his life to the fact that he kept
perfectly calm and self possessed whllo
dealing with a maniac In the seclusion
of the mayor's private office late yes
A husky Mexican, perhaps 25 years
old, quietly walked Into the mayor's
office and asked Secretary McKeag If
the mayor was in. As McKeag was In
the act of starting for the city clerk's
office on the ground floor of the city
hall for some papers he simply directed
the man into the private office where
Mr. Summerland was sitting at his
desk, and went down stairs.
Mayor Summerland greeted his visitor
cordially and Invited him to be seated
as he Inquired if there was anything
he could do for him. The Mexican was
perfectly quiet at first and began his
Tells Strange Story
"In 1871 I bought several acres of land
near the plaza and beside the mission.
Then I went to Panama where I own
200 miles of land. I came back to LO9
Angeles to get my land here and the
people down there will not give It to
me." By this time he was wildly excited
and gripping a chair he began making
wild swings with it and muttering
imprecations against those who held
Several times he sidled toward the
mayor with the chair and Summer
land Jerked open the top drawer In the
desk, where a revolver Is usually kept,
only to find it empty. Looking the
maniac straight In the eye he calmly
told him to sit down and they would
talk the question over and decide what
was best to do.
He first tried to get the man to go
to Chief of Police Hammel, telling him
that the chief would give him hln
rights, but the man would not go.
When asked his name the Insane man
put his hand to his head and said, "I
can tell you pretty soon. I get so mad
I forget everything and get mixed up
In the head." Then the wild expres
sion came over his face and he again
gripped the chair and struck at his
Imaginary enemies as he hurled im
precatlona in Spanish and English at
Mayor Quiets Him
Mayor Summerland again succeedej
In quieting him and talked with htm
seriously for a few minutes, finally
persuading him to go back and at
tempt to get his property, and If un
successful to go to Cuptain Auble with
his troubles. The maniac was assured
that the citptuin would go with him
after his lost property.
This scheme made a favorable im
pression on the insane property seeker
and after a little more persuasion ' he
left the • mayor's office and disap
HAYS HIT GUILTY,
THE RIVERSIDE BANKER IS
DELIBERATION OF 27 HOURS
Friends of the Accused Cashier Give
Vent to Their Joy When the
Jury's Decision Is
Tom Hays Is a free man.
After a deliberation of nearly twenty
seven hours a verdict of "not guilty"
was returned by the twelve Jurymen
and Tom Hays Is acquitted of the
embezzlement charges for which he
has been on trial In the United States
circuit court since March 29. At 6:15
o'clock yesterday afternoon the Jury
men announced that they had reached
As the twelve men took their seats
in the court room the severe strain
under which they had been laboring
was plainly Indicated in their drawn
features, but only a glance at Tom
Hays was needed to see that he was
laboring under a greater strain than
all others together, who had crowded
into the room to hear the ex-cashier's
fate read In the verdict.
When the words "not guilty" were
pronounced, a murmur Increasing to
a buzz swept over the crowded court
room. Tom Hays' friends, faithful to
him through the long trial, and gath
ered to hear the final verdict, crowded
around the accused man in their eager
ness to grasp his hand. The first to
offer his congratulations to the ac
quitted man was his attorney, E. A.
Meserve, who had waited outside the
Juryroom for twenty-seven hours
while the Jurymen deliberated within
and Juggled with the fate of his client.
Hays, who received the congratula
tions of his friends with the statement
that he was confident of his acquittal
during the whole trial, left the court
room in company with Mr. Meserve five
minutes after the verdict was an
Hays Out for Dinner
After accepting an invitation to din
ner with his attorney, Edwin A. Me
serve, Hays went to his home in Ocean
Park. Earl Rogers, who was one of
the principal defenders of. Hays, was
out of the city when the verdict was
On March 22, IDO4, the Orange Grow
ers' National bank of Riverside, was
forced to close Its doors. On that day
over $30,000 was paid out to deposi
tors before 12 o'clock. Appeals for
funds from other banks were made
but with no result and the bank was
forced to close its doors.
It was claimed on this day that Hays'
defalcations amounted to $60,000 and
might reach as high as $100,000 before
the Investigation was concluded.
Hays' books were examined by Na
tional Bank Examiner Wilson and It
was learned that they did not balance
by several thousand dollars.
A directors' meeting was called and
Hays was requested to send in his
resignation at once. He pleaded for
time and was able to secure the pas
sage of a resolution by the bank di
rectors commending his fidelity and
zeal as the cashier of the Orange Grow
ers' National bank. After securing
this copy he gave his resignation to the
board of directors.
He was then indicted in the United
States circuit court. When arrested
he gave ball and secured attorneys to
defend him.' V
COUNCILMAN KERN IS
Physicians Believe Their Patient Is
In a Satisfactory
Councilman Ed Kern, who was taken
to the California hospital last Thurs
day afternoon threatened with pneu
monia, is reported to be improving
slowly though there are still symptoms
of serious illness.
Dr. Quint, who is attending Mr.
Kern, snld last night that unless his
patient suffers a relapse he should re
cover quickly. It is necessary, how
ever, that the utmost care be exercised
In keeping the disease from develop
ing Into pneumonia.
WIRELESS TELEGRAPH ;
TO THE PHILIPPINES:
Special tn The Herald
WASHINGTON, April 28.— The
navy department is arranging to
carry out a plan for the establish
ing of wireless telegraph commu
nication from the Philippines to
Arrangements are being made
to Increase th« power of the sta
tions so as to maintain unbroken
ranges of communication from
Cavlte to Quam, thence to Mid
way, then to Hawaii, and between
these islands and Sun Francisco.
This last stretch Is more than -2000
miles, but it Is believed that If the
physical obstructions in the Ha
waiian • Islands can be overcome
there will be no difficulty in estab
BRAVE SOLDIER BREATHES HIS LAST
BRIG. GEN. FITZHUGH LEE
GOVERNMENT TAKES HAND IN
ORDER HAS QUIETING EFFECT
Copies Are Attached to Wagons and
.. Served on Union Leaders, Who
' _\ Direct Abstinence From ■■•■'
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, April 28.— For the first
time since the strike of the American
Railway union In 1894 the government
has been made a party to labor
troubles in this city. The government
was brought Into the teamsters' strike
today by the Issuance of an Injunction
by Judge C. C. Kohlsaat of the United
States circuit court. The writ was
asked on behalf of the Employers'
Teaming association on the ground
that the organization Is incorporated
under the laws of West Virginia and
Is, therefore, under the protection of
the federal court.
The order commands that all defend
ants refrain from any Interference
with the business of the Employers'
Teaming company and, commands the
strikers to refrain from picketing,
massing on the streets with intent to
Interfere with the wagons of the com
plainant and from Interfering in any
manner with non-union men in its
employ. As soon as issued copies of
the injunction were printed on large
cards and two of these were attached
to every wagon of the Employers'
Teaming company which went upon
the streets today. . .
The injunction exerted a pacifying
Influence and there was less rioting In
the streets than yesterday. A heavy
thunderstorm which continued during
tho latter part of the afternoon and
through the evening also lent material
assistance in keeping th» streets clear.
Twelve arrests were made for Interfer
ence with the injunction, nil of them
being made at one time and place.
At 1:30 p. m. thirty-two wagons loaded
with coal approached the Union
League club on Jackson boulevard, and
when they attempted to drive into the
narrow alley east of the club house to
unload the non-union teamsters were
attacked by a crowd of union sympa
thizers and a lively fight ensued. The
wagons were plainly marked with
copies of the Injunction and the police
In charge arrested twelve strikers, who
are now confined In the Harrison street
police station. They may be arraigned
in the United States circuit court to
Says Violence Will Not Help
When news of ! th,e injunction
reached President Shea of the Team
sters' union, he issued the following
order signed by the committee of
teamsters' business agents: "To all
union teamsters: Permit no violation
of the police under any circumstances.
Competent driver* cannot be pro
cured to handle the teams in Chi
citK<>, and violence will not help us In
this strike. Ue loyal to your union
and obey Its Instructions."
The injunction writ Is made return
able May X 0 and th,e defendants will
be given a hearing at 10 a. m. on that
It was Impossible today to have a
tOoatlniua en !■*«• T«*l
PRICE: DAILY. BY CARRIER. 65 CTS. PER MONTH
TRUST'S EYES ON
STANDARD OIL AFTER FIELDS
OF THE COUNTY
GREAT PIPE LINE IS PLANNED
This Is the Method Adopted by the
Monopoly Elsewhere to Force
' - the Small Producer Out
Epeclnl to The H«rald.
SANTA BARBARA, April 28.— Local
oil producers believe that the Standard
Oil company is seeking to swallow up
the oil fields of the county. Chief
among other reasons leading to this
belief is the fact that the Pacific Oil
company has Just filed application for
a franchise to lay pipe lines connecting
all of the great fields in the northern
part of the county with a main artery
leading either to the coast at Casmalia
or Point Sal or to the Santa Maria
It has been the policy of the Stand
ard In other places to construct pipe
lines, and by means of this cheap
method of transportation be able to
control the market and to run the
small producers out of the business.
It Is Just what happened in the San
Joaquin valley, and again in the Texas
field, and it may be that the same
method is to be adopted here.
The application asks for permission
to construct a main pipe line from five
different companies' wells; also to con
struct telephone and telegraph lines
along the same route.
MINE DISASTER COST
By Associated Press.
DUBOIS, Pa., April 28.— 1n the mine
disaster that occurred at AJeanora
shaft last night seventeen miners
were killed and one had both legs
and both arms broken. H,e will
probably die. The bodies have been
ATTEMPTED TO WRECK
TRAIN WITH DYNAMITE
Epectal to The Herald.
UNIONTOWN, Pa., April 28.— A
plot to wreck a Pennsylvania train
with dynamite was frustrated by
Mrs. Sadie Lewis of Lent, last
night, according to the story the
woman told today.
She Bays she heard two men dis
cussing their plans and later saw
them put an explosive on the track.
She attempted to remove it, and
was badly beaten and left lying
across the tracks with the dyna
mite beside her. She recovered
her strength In time to roll oft the
rails and remove the dynamite.
The engineer of an approaching
train euw her, she says, and stop
ped the train, finding her insensi
ble. When found alongside the
tracks Bhe was holding the sticks
of dynamite in her clenched hands.
She is now ton lined to her homo
and is suffering with severe con
tusions on the head and body.
LEE'S LIFE ENDED
FAMOUS SOLDIER SUCCUMBS
ATTACK DUE TO OVERWORK
His Last Moments Were Peaceful.
and the Veteran Was Con.
clous Almost to the
By AMACUtsrt Prest.
WASHINGTON, April 28.— Brigadier
General Fitzhugh Lee, U. S. A., retired,
died at Providence hospital here to
night, aged 68 years, from an attack of
apoplexy which he suffered early this
morning on a train while en route from
Boston to Washington.
After Gen. Lee had been removed to
the hospital this morning, It was evi
dent to the attending physicians that
his case was a very serious one, but
they believed that his strong vitality
and will power would assist materially
In a partial recovery at least from the
attack. His condition remained fair,
considering the severity of the attack,
during the day, but shortly after 9
o'clock he began to grow weaker, his
breathing became more rapid and his
pulse lower, terminating in less than
two hours in death. The end was peace
ful and without pain, the general re
maining conscious until within five
minutes of the end.
Half an hour before death Gen. Lee
recognized his brother, Daniel Lee, who
came into the room for a moment.
A pathetic feature of the case is that
although General Lee was blessed with
a family consisting of a wife and five
children, not one of them was with
him at the time of his death.
General Lee was conscious through
out the' day and recognized those who
were admitted to the sickroom. While
not suffering any pain the general waa
rather uncomfortable most of the time,
his breathing being difficult and his ar
ticulation when he attempted to speak,
being heavy and thick.
The orders of Lieutenant George Lee,
a son who was about to sail for the
Philippines, have been charged and he
will come td Washington, and It is ex
pected will be accompanied by his sis
ter, the wife of Lieutenant Brown,
who also Is now on the Pacific coast and
whose orders were issued directing him
to sail with his regiment for the
Philippines. ; '■'. I."
Illness Due to Overwork
General Lee's attack is attributed
largely to his activity in behalf of the
military and navy review which Is to
be held in the vicinity of Jamestown,
Va. His heart and soul have been in
the work, and he labored zealously to
make It a success.
Arrangements for the funeral, to
gether with the selection of the place
of lntarment of the remains, will not be
(Oontlnund on Page Two.)
THE DAFS NEWS
Southern California: Cloudy on
Saturday; fresh south winds.
Maximum temperature In Los An.
geles yesterday, 66 degrees; mini,
mum, 55 degrees.
I— Gen. Fitzhugh Lee dead.
2 — Paderewski seriously 111.
3— Rattler's bite proves fatal.
A — Church news of the week.
s—Southern5 — Southern California news.
7 — Grand avenue to be widened.
8.9 — Classified advertisements.
10 — Sports.
12 — Bees better than bulldogs.
Injunction issued against Chicago team*
I'aderewskl seriously HI and compelled to
cancel all engagements.
Defense In Nan Fatteraon case reals, de
clining to call witnesses.
Europe looking to this country for th»
lead In peace negotiations.
Leader of prottresulve party In Japan bids
his followers expect a lengthy war.
Period of fasting begins In Russia, and
churches are crowded.
Indians give performance of Passion play
in Han Diego county.
Standard OH company planning pipe Una
In Hanta Barbara county.
Wireless telegraph system to be Inaugu
rated between San Francisco and the Phil
Two men kill themselves by taking poison.
Paul Tupper Wllkes put under peace bond.
Bisters make wills, each providing for tho
other, and die within two weeks of each
Woman's husband granted her ft m year
Accusation that her husband visited wo
man nlth olonde hair falls to secure dlvoroo
for Mrs. Seeley.
Femlly of Banker Hewey of Pomona In
bl Asms™t£ln.r at city .00 die. from .t
fects of rattler* bite.
Woodmen expect to close session today.
Tom Hay* acquitted by Jury after delib
eration of twenty-seven hours.
\V W. Wldeman attempts to expos* al
leged family skeleton of Jannson family tn
man commits sulclds. _ _
U«es tak* po*a«*slon of Highland Park
Mayor B>immerUnd has narrow **cap«
from manlao In hi* private office. <
Civil service commission to allow «0 per
sistant assessment clerk Id street depart-
Anti-saloon election ordinance will not bo
ready for the council on Monday. ■ • ■ .- ■
Urand jtvenu* to b* widened ten f**t be
tween Heventh and Ploo streets. .
Police cumml*»»oii«r* declare fur high