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VOL. XXXII, NO. 233,
AUGUSTA VICTORIA FALLS
■ DOWN STAIRS
STRIKES ON HER FOREHEAD
While Wound la Not Considered
Serious It Has Caused Post
ponement of Journey to
. . >, Berlin
By Arnioelnted Trees.
WIESBADEN, May 21.— Empress
Augusta Victoria fell down stairs, today
and was slightly Injured on the fore
head. Though the hurt Is not serious
the incident has caused the postpone
ment of the departure of the emperor
and the empress for Berlin.
FOR LIFE ELIXIR
TERRIBLE CRIMES COMMITTED
IN RUSSIAN VILLAGE
ACT OF MYSTERIOUS WOMEN
Perpetrators Sentenced to Be Lynched
Kill Two Powerful Jail.
ers and Make Their
Special Cable to The Herald.
MOSCOW, May 21.— A dreadful story
of crime that eclipses the iniquities of
the notorious Mrs. Dyer— horrors the
imagination of an Allan Poe or De
Sade never surpassed — comes from the
village of t)ubovo, on the Don.
Six months ago two women of gigan
tic stature took a furnished house on
the main street, " and ever since their
: movements have ben exceedingly mys
terious. They were seldom seen in the
daytime, but occasionally a belated
wayfarer met them striding along the
country roads at night. ,
On Christmas day the little 4-year
old daughtej: of the village blacksmith,
a man named Petrokoff, disappeared
while carrying her father's midday
meal to the forge. The child was a
general favorite, and the whole village
turned out and scoured the country,
but In vain.
Five days later the baby daughter of
the starpsta, or innkeeper, vanished
from her home during the momentary
absence of her mother. Nothing more
was heard of the infant, and again
there was no clew to the mystery.
•.* During the month of March five more
.children vanished unaccountably. The
terrifying news spread, and the village
was shunned by the peasants of the
surrounding country, and called "Du
bovo the Damned." '
■ Recently the horrible mystery was
explained. Screams were heard to is
sue from the homo of the two women.
Suddenly the door flew open and the
v 1v 1 "agos, locked in . each other's arms,
bleeding and disheveled, struggled out
into the road. They fought desperately,
and both appeared to be the worse for
vodka. Eight strong laborers carried
theniVv clawing and screaming like
furie'yfto the village police station.
' A caretaker was thereupon sent to
their house in, the main street. A few
minutes later"" she was seen running
down the road, gibbering in a paroxysm
A crowd of villagers thronged, into
the mysterious house. In the cellar
they discovered a long table, furnlsheJ
r wlfh clamps' and straps. Surgical
knives protruded a cabinet on the
wall, and riws of. bottles filled the
shelves, v. nlch entirely covered one end
>ot the room. Further search revealed
the body of a buby glrf who had disap
peared eight days before.
Child Life Cheap in Comparison
The two fiends in female form ad
mitted at the police station that they
had come to the village purposely to
prosecute scientific research. They be
longed to a secret 'society which had
for Its main object the discovery of the
elixir of life. According to ihelr theory,
child life was cheap in comparison with
: the importance of their investigations.
A village council was called, and !C
was decided to lynch the disciples of
human vivisection at noon today. The
women were Btripped and fastened by
strong chains to an iron bar in tha
wall of their cell. At daybreak thla
morning It waa found that they escaped
In. the clothes of their Jailers, both of
whom, though powerful peasants, had
had their heads battered In and their
throats cut and were dead. The police
are searching Russia for these revolt
Los Angeles Herald.
EMPRESS OF GERMANY VICTIM OF ACCIDENT
KAISERIN AUGUSTA VICTORIA
MURDERS NINE MONTHS' OLD
CHILD CONFESSES JO POLICE
Toronto Has Rival to Jesse Pomeroy.
After Killing Baby Josephine
Carr Tells of Awful
By Associated Preos.
TORONTO, Ont., May 21.— Josephine
Carr, a 13-year-old girl, has confessed
to the murder of William Murray, a
9-months old infant.
It is alleged that the girl has been in
the habit of stealing baby carriages
from the front of a department store
while the parents were inside shopping.
The police have recovered several of
these carriages, which had been sold.
Last Friday the girl went to a'de
partment store and found a baby in
each carriage in front of the store. She
picked out the best looking baby car
riage, ; which contained the Murray
child, and made off with It.
She took the child to the woods near
the city and stripped it of its clothing
and threw it over an embankment,
causing its death. Later she placed the
body in a culvert and burned its
On Saturday she made the announce
ment that she had discovered the
child's body in the culvert. When ac
cused of the crime she made a confes
sion. The girl says the plan of killing
the child was suggested to her by a
play she had seen at a theater.
NORTH YAKIMA HAS
H*3H A $25,000 BLAZE
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., May 21.—
Fire of unknown origin which started
in a clothing store in the Wilson block
did damage to the amount of nearly
$25,000 late Saturday night. The loss is
fully covered by Insurance.
FIND PIRATES' CAVE
BENEATH BOARD WALK
'Special to Tho HaraM.
', ATLANTIC CITY, N, J., May
'21. — The discovery of a room, be
• neath the bourd walk, ■ furnished
[with costly ware, looted from Hotel
•Raleigh, and the suspension |of
[four policemen, pending investiga
tion, has caused a furore here. .
> On the floor of the room were
Jtwo . rugs worth $1000 each. A
• stock of wines, liquors and cigars
,were also found. This was estl
'mated to be worth many hundredß
!of dollarß. It is estimated that the
lohh to the hotel In liquid refresh
ments during the year In which
robberies have been going on has
amounted to $2000.
Not only wus the room furnished
with all the comforts of a club, but
It had running water and electric
light. Someone had tapped a
water main and the electriu light
LOS ANGELES, CAL., MONDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1905.
MAN AND WIFE
NEAR TO DEATH
HAVE NARROW ESCAPE FROM
v, FIREI^HOME -
Woman Gropes Her Way to Bafety
Through Smoke and Flames,
to Faint as She Real.
George 8. Kelm, a carpenter, living
at 1375 East Forty-sixth street, was
painfully burned about the face and
hands, and his wife had a narrow es
cape from death in the flames, during
a fire which destroyed the four-room
cottage occupied by them at the above
address shortly before 10 o'clock last
The fire started from an explosion of
a coal oil lamp in the room in which
Keim and his wife were asleep, they
having retired about an hour previ
ously. They were awakened by the
noise of the explosion and found their
room enveloped in flames . and stifling
smoke.' They jumped . out of bed and
Keim ran out upon the street, suppos
ing his wife was following him, but
she was so excited and confused by the
smoke, and. the roaring flames that she
could not find the door for some time,
finally groping her way through the
house to the. rear door, through which
she escaped to the open air.
.Keim, upon failing to find his wife
when he reached the street, dashed
back into the burning house to search
for her. Running from room to room,
shouting to her and receiving no an
sweri he searched amid the flames un
til satisfied she had escaped, when he
staggered through the door almost suf
focated and suffering intense pain from
numerous burns about his face and
Mrs. Kelm was found and taken to
• [After the cottage was destroyed and
the flames were dying out, Mrs. Kelm
suddenly remembered that the savings
of herself and . husband for years,
amounting to $.450, hud been left
secreted behyeen the mattress and
sprltigs'of their bed, and she attempted
to iliish into the flames to search for
it, but ' was restrained with difficulty.
After' a- few minutes, when the flames
had died out, Bhe persuaded the fire
men to go into the ruins and search for
the money | hoping that It might be
found Intact, although the greatest
portion of It was. in bills.
Falling 1 to find the money at once,
Mrs. Keim ran into the smoking
debris and began to search through
the ruins for the money, digging Into
the hot emberq with her bare hands re
gardless of the i>aln experienced, but
she could not find it.
As she came to a realization that
they had lost their all, even the furni
ture, which was uninsured, she swoon
ed and fell backwards into the charred
ruins, striking her head against v
fence which ran very- close to the side
of the cottage. Bhe wai picked up and
curried into the home of v, neighbor
aiul a physician waa culled tv attend
RUSSIA SEEKS TO AVOID ANY
WILL RESTORE OLD TARIFF
United States Ambassador Meyer
Hopes to Prevent Retaliation
By Associated Trent.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 21, ll:*0 p.
m. — The desirability of securing the
revocation of the imposition by Russia
of the maximum duty on American
Imports levied In retaliation for the
Imposition of a countervailing duty by
the United States upon Russian sugar*,
which Ambassador Meyer is trying. to
adjust, is assuming additional, impor
tance owing to the fact that the new
Russo-Germnn tnrlff, which goes into
effect at the end of the year, will form
the basis for a most favored -nation
That treaty raises the duties, on
machinery and other. nrticles In which
American exports to- Russia are espec
ially interested and the new. general or
maximum tariff with corresponding in
creases goes Into effect simultaneously.
Consequently, unless tho Russo-Amer
ican tariff dispute is' adjusted, Amer
ican imports are destined to bear still
further burdens. ' ■ ■ i
■The Russian government seems to
be sincerely anxious to again place the
United States on the most favored
nation basis, but naturally would like
to see , the old status quo restored.
However, Russia realizes the difficulty
in the matter of the countervailing
duty on sugar, which without further
legislation was rendered res ndjudlcatn
by the decision of the supreme court
of the United States and therefore Is
willing to waive the question of sugar,
but Insists upon the removal of maxi
mum duties upon by-products of pe
troleum Imposed by the secretary of
the treasury, which affects English
vaseline and other products manufact
ured from Russian naphtha.
The Russian government nlso f de
mands a guarantee similar, to the one
in the. new Rusao-German- treaty
against "any possible abuse *of tho
favored nation clause by specifically
binding each country In the . future
under no circumstances or pretext to
levy duties on the products of tho
other in excess to those , levied on
similar products of a third power. :
Ambassador Meyer has laid the mat
ter before the state department and is
CLINE HEIRS TO
JOHN C. CLINE
Collector of Customs at Los Angeles
Will Receive Large"- Slice '
of Wealth Left. by :_: _
Special to The lUrald.
CHICAGO, May 21.— The, San Fran
cisco and Los Angeles , heirs of Col.
George T. Cllne, the eccentric million
aire who died several months ago, will
receive the bulk of his estate, valued at
$2,000,000, In consequence of .a decision
rendered in the probate oourt yester
day. Without hearing arguments Judge
Cutting aenled the . petition of Miss
Charlotte Bender, to .have the will. of
Cline set aside and-MIHS Bender
awarded the widow's statutory share.
Miss Bender, through the conserva
tor, Hied a petition in 1904, claiming to
be Col. Cline's ' widow, j She was not
mentioned in the colonel's will. . Miss
Bender was adjudged insane a year ago.
In a clear-cut decision Judge Cutting
said there was not the remotest ground
for the contention of the < woman that
she is the widow of Col. ; Cline. His
heirs are the children of > his two sis
ters and two brothers,';. Some ■of ithe
heirs live at Frederick, Md.,tand others
in California.' i ••■-i\ «,' '■»',:.,.• I ■
John C. Cllne, collector jof * United.
States customn > at .Los Angeles, Is ono
ef the beneficiaries, . ■• V •
TRYING TO PREVENT RUSSIAN RETALIATION
AMBASSADOR GEORGE YON L. MEYER
TWO THOUSAND LABORERS ON
WHITEPOPULATION IN DANGER
One Workman Killed, Two Injured.
Desperate Fight on Island of
Maul— Militia Is Called
Out j i
By 'Associated Fres«.
HONOLULU, May 21.— Mo»t of thft
white population at Lahalna, on the
Island of Maul, Including the mllltla,
are prisoners In th> court. house, sur
rounded by" striking: Japanese 1 laborers.
One Japanese was killed and two were
wounded by the "plantation police dur
ing an attack on a plantation mill.
The entire 2300 Japanese laborers on
the island are now on strike and arc
showing a- violent mood. The steamer
Klnau left Honolulu this afternoon,
taking National Guard company X,
consisting of thirty men, commanded
by Capt. Johnson, and forty armed
Honolulu police under High Sheriff
Henry to the Bceneof the trouble. Capt.
Parker of the Klna expects to arrive
at Lahalna between 1* and 11 o'clock
The strike started a week ago on the
Wailuku plantation on the other sUe
of Maul from Lahaina. The Japanese
made a long list of demands, among
them being the discharge of the head
overseer. All the demands were re
jected. On Friday, the strike spread
to the Pioneer plantation.
: The plantation immediately began
paying off the striking Japanese, who
then commenced to stone the mill and
resisted all efforts of the mounted police
to drive them away. The Maul militia,
which, was called out, restored order
temporarily. . I •>. i > '
Clash With Police
Everything was peaceful late Satur
day when the Island steamer Claudlne
left, but soon after the steamer's de
parture a clash between the Japanese
and' the plantation police occurred, in
which shooting took place and which
resulted In a general 'outbreak and the
imprisonment . 'of the whites and the
militia in the court house by the Jap
anese.' ' '.-'•; -'':;■•'*';
j Wireless messages were sent to Hon
olulu asking for "aid. A tug was also
sent through fear that. the wireless tele
graph . was , not .working.
, The secretary of. the Japanese consul
accompanied, the force on the steamer
Klnan. He will try to pacify the strik
ing laborers. .•.>'.
• The entire remaining police .foree ■ of
Honolulu Is on -duty at the police sta
tion tonight under Deputy Sheriff Raw
lings, although .there are no signs of
trouble on this Island. 'v|'\'i''
, A message 'to the. Japanese consul
states tlmt the strikers were visiting
the homo of the Japanese contractor
when the police interfered and shot
three of them. '
Hackfeld & Co., the local agents of
the plantation, sent a message to the
plantation asking ' Who shot the Jap
anese, and received the reply that the
men who did the shooting were. In
charge of Sheriff Haldwln. It was fur
ther Btnted that the Jupanese were at
tacking the contractor at his home.
PROPOBE TO EXTINGUISH
INFECTION CARRYING INSECTS
By Associated Press.
HAVANA, May ! 21.— The • medical
congress 1 today discussed I favorably a
resolution suggesting the creation of a
brunch of the health department de.
voted wholly to the extinction of In
lectlun carrying insects.
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
OFFICIALS DECLARE WOMEN
INSIST ON PRIMPING
THUS COMMERCE IS DELAYED
Building Inspector at Cleveland For.
bids the Use of Looking
Glasses In Lift
Special to The Herald.
CLEVELAND. 0.. May 21.— The
building Inspector's office' has its eye
on the mirror-lined elevators of this
city. The new code forbids the use of
looking glasses In elevator, cage con
Deputy Building Inspector Fongee
looks with disfavor on the practice of
having them line the walls of cages for
ornamental purposes. To mirrored cars
nnd the attraction which reflectors
cause to people of primping tendencies
the deputy building inspector believes
many elevator accidents are I attrib
' "They are usually placed at such an
angle that women in stepping up 'to
them block the passageway," said he,
in speaking on this subject.
"Often In stepping toward the mir
ror a woman will forget that a portion
of her skirt protrudes beyond the
grating, and accidents occur in this
way as well." ,
BLOODY BATTLE FOUGHT
ON COAST OF SAMAR
Col. Wallace Taylor Wounded in Fight
Witn Pulajanes— Private
Killed, Ten Wounded
By Associated Press.
MANILA, May 21.— Colonel Wallace
Taylor of the constabulary was severely
wounded in an engagement with the
Pulajanes May 17 at Magtaon, on the
east coast of Samar. . One private was
killed and ten wounded In the engage
ment. Many Pulajanes were killed. Aid
has been requested. Two companies of
the Twenty-first infantry . will leave
Catbalogan to reinforce the constabu
Desultory . fighting continues in the
islands south of Jolo. Major General
Leonard Wood, who recently conducted
a campaign against Moro outlaws, has
arrived in Manila.' "":;'
AEROPLANE MAKES DIVE
TO MOTHER EARTH
Ily Associated Press. ' '
, SAN ■ JOSE, • May ; 21.— Prof. Mont
gomery gave two exhibitions with his
aeroplane here this afternoon. In the
first start the "rope holding the aero
plane to the balloon parted when 150
feet up and the aeroplane flew to the
ground., A second trial followed, but
this ' time the aeroplane became en
tangled . with the balloon ropes an 1
Aeronaut Malony could not cut it loosa.
lie was carried . about two miles from
the city and alighted safely in a grain
field. . • ;; -,
HERALD'S BEACH EDITION
The beach edition of The Her
ald, published yesterday, was
voted a splendid success by all
the beach cities. In excess of the
regular edition of The Herald,
10,000 extra copies . were dis
tributed free and. half as many
more were sold. < In consequence
The Herald Is having an imme
diate'and conspicuously large
addition to Its subscription list.
"Watch us grow."
WAS IT A
Neighbors Say Body Was
Police Puzzled Over Occurrence
at 1213 Westlake Avenue.
O.L. Butterfleld Is.Ar
A shooting affair, the details ot
Which suggest a mystery that has yet
to be solved, occurred at the residence
of Dr. M. J. Davis, 1213 Weatlake ave
nuc, shortly after 10 o'clock last night,
and resulted In the arrest of O. I*
Butterfleld, who is suspected by the
police of having attempted murder.
The first Intimation of the affair
given the police was by neighbors of
Dr. Davis, who testified that they had
heard a shot fired, seen a -wagon
drawn up before the house, a body
draped out, placed in the wagon and
the house left in total darkness.
Dr. Davis, however, was found in his
house within an hour after the shoot-
Ing occurred, but refused to give any
detail! of the affair. He claimed that
the shooting was purely accidental and
•that no one had been hurt. He further
stated that there was nothing in the
way of a crime committed and refused
to give any further particulars.
Bullet Hole in Door
An investigation of the Davis homi
disclosed the fact that a bullet htvl
been fired through a screen door at th«
rear of the house, but no traces of
bloodshed could be found.
At half past 1 o'clock this morning
Policeman O'Brien found a man walk
ing on Ninth street near Union. Th«
queer actions of the man aroused the
fusplctons of the officer and l\^ar
rested him. At the station, where h»
was searched, he was found to have a
Holt's revolver containing five unused
cartridges and one already fired. IVi
K;ive his name as P. C. Kellerson, but
papers and other articles found on his
person Identified him as G. L. Butter
fleld, a foreman in the employ of O. U.
Whitney, a trunk manufacturer at 228
South Main street. He also carried
Whitney's bank book, besides several
cards belonging to detectives that hM
visited the Davis home after the
Theory of Detectives
The theory later supported by liie
detectives is that Butterfteld has a sister
who is supposed to be a patient of
Dr. Davis. Butterfleld, it seems, went
to Davis' house and demanded that his
sister be returned to him. He was
told by Davis, that he (Davis) had not
seen the girl and knew nothing of her
Upon receiving this information, the
(Continued on Page Four)
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Fair Mon
day, lirht west wind. Maximum
temperature in Los Angeles yester
day, 67 degrees; minimum, 57 de.
I—German1 — German empress sustains Injury.,
2 — Strike results In race riot. J*
3 — Czar forms new council of war. .
A — Cleveland shy of school ma'ams.
s—Southern5 — Southern California news.
7 — City news.
B—Sports.8 — Sports. ,
10-11 — Classified advertisements.
12 — At the churches.
Thirteen-year-old girl kills Infant /at
Tornado wrecks passenger station At
Fort Worth. Tex.
ChlcAgo strike spreading and troops tra
likely to be called out.',
Czar forms new council of war to control
American ambassador to Russia trying
to prevent tarlß retaliation.
Two thousand striking Japanese laborers
terrorize white population of Island of
Maul. Honolulu sends soldiers to seen* of
Santa Rota hotel destroyed by lire.
Ventura, boy seriously Injured by enplod-
Fifteen-year-old girl commits suicide, .
after family quarrel at Walnut Creek, Cal. •
Director of Portland fair say* Los An
geles should have exposition of same kind.'
Husband and wife narrowly escape death '
Men of eastern cities petition reclamation
Two hundred local Bhrlners golns; to
Niagara Falls to attend national eonventlqn. I
l'olice discover trusties stealing 1 liquor and
drugs from receiving hospital. ' ;»•■■-«
Los ■ Angeles to be > CUy Psre* , of Nnfi
World In question of lighted thoroughfares.
■ Visitors streaming Into l.os Aucelea from
all points along Salt I,»k« route. -•^fJUUM
Pocket pickers at work again.
Man held up by two n*(roes, ' who-b*at
and rob him. ........ ■ . ... . •'. j
Plan to . keep women from . allchtlna back.
word from street cars.