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VOL. XXXII, NO. 374.
ST. PETERSBURG FEARS BLACK SEA FLEET
NOW PARTICIPATING IN ODESSA MUTINY
BIG TAX SWINDLE
Property Is Falsely
Stanford University Used
Alleged School Holdings
Threatened Exposure May Reveal
Startling Methods by;. Which It
is Asserted City and County
Have Been Fleeced
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:' After an Investigation extending
■ over ; the : past four weeks the city as
sessor's' office : is In possession ,bf evi
dence which tends to show that promi
nent Los Angeles realty, holders, own
ing /property here but having .it're
corded ;as belonging to ', state educa
tional institutions, the . holdings of
■ which are exempt from taxation, . ha v«
'' swindled . the" city and ; county' out rof
thousands of • dollars.
The investigation ' continues. Each
day •' is '.bringing forth additional'evi
dence of manipulations by which some
"of the i most valuable buslnesg proper
ty, of theclty Is escaping taxation and
Startling '?• developments • are't expected
' whenlthe'evldence Is placed ; before the
board 'of .equalization at the opening
of ,' its ! . senslons , next ; month. V Some ', of
.■ the swindles',, 'are ; 0f .. .; several l ,"i. years'
. standing. /■ One .business man is \ sail
' to." have ' already., convicted ■himself; in
• letters j. which' are now in; the' hands of
■ theTauthorltles.. • j '• .',-, , ; ?,
Under ■■ the state law the properties
"of Stanford ;,universlty -and of ■; the
newly fbunded State School of Mechani
cal: Arts fare free; from taxation. This
'includes j not Jonly the real, estate ;m
.actual', use; by, 'these institutions, 'but
■ any • .ft hlch may ■be in * their
i possession ;i as a ' part : of . their endow
• ment' funds.'
- ? ■••..'. ,':J '.'.-.'Have': Big: Holdings . •' ■ .'.':'■
%~ '■■ From.t he' records, in , the city assess
or's j offlce '; Leland Stanford university
has ' invested -in Los : Angeles business
/property ;' over, . $1,000,000,' ■ .while" the
; School :. of ' Mechanical ; Arts has
i holdings V. valued ',f, f at V: $200,000. This
/property,'" receiving' fire, "and po
; lice '.^'protection , and other j advantages,
doesinotipay. one cent to 'the city for
. the; benefits, which It Is receiving. How
'.much': of i this j property ; in '; the name of
the", two institutions, but which Is In
reality/, owned by private individuals,
■will ' riot • become apparent .-, until City
/'Assessor,'. Lewis makes public : the re
/suit,'of;hls^investigations. ..' .'..'■ :\i
' The 1 modus operandl has been as fol
lows: ■; The lßtatel Btate " institutions, "using
money /from their 'endowment funds,
have V, taken mortgages *on , much Loa
■ 'Angeles ,; real :' estate for ■ Bllghtly.J over
one-half its real value. As the
erty ils assessed for < only t one-half its
1 real I value * and i it ' devolves ■ upon * th«
"mortgagee, , In : this ; case - the , state in
!•! • stltu.tion, '^to , pay ■ the: taxes,' ; it yields
nothing • to . the ; city,
•;■'.. Records Not Satisfied
In -a number of cases, it is asserte<l
by the city* assessor's office, the mort
>'gages held; by^ the university have been
canceled, but no assignment has been
' made;, of ; the property on.t he assess
or's >■ books, : and although -, of private
f "ownership^ as . recorded state ; property
it remains "exempt." ' ' • '•> l '"
'Four, weeks ago Cltyy Assessor Lew
'.wls.'-'r through a" r secret' uource, ' became
awai-e of the subterfuge. • In the partic
/ ular. transaction which came to his at
tention, he Bays ho convinced I hlmseif
'of the transfer of money through a local
' bunk by ; which'; Los Angeles ;, men ■ had
- paldjoft ;the mortgage." ButUhere \vae
no 'assig'nmeht , r of ' the property "made
• on > the ! records. |
!r|"> He' apprised ', County ' Assessor .Ward
. . of his discovery and' when' statement!!
■were sent out to property owners both
"he and ' Mr. Ward assigned the owner
'shlp*of ■ the mortgage to the person
' who! purchased 1 It,' s and awaited' deveN
.■ opments. -They came 'sooner than wan
*:, Say 5 Letters' Are Convicting .
Two days later each received a letter
couched ', in identical term*. , in which
the. Individual puts himself on record as
staying that the mortgage Is held by the
' , untverilty, is so recorded and is, there
fore, exempt ,' s ~r v » i taxation. :
Los Angeles Herald.
. .. ODESSA, July 2.— Matters appear to be becoming increasingly serious. Although there is a flood of wild rumors in circulation it is difficult to ascertain the
truth of any of> them.
According: to one of these rumors, which is from an apparently reliable source, a deputation of one man from each of the mutinous ships, the Kniaz Potem
kine and the, Pobiedonotsefr> today visited the governor general and notified him that: unless the city capitulated to the mutineers within- 48 hours, the warships
would bci^m a bombardment.
, Strong forces of milUary'guardievery street leading to the harbor and the public is not permitted to approach ahy point overlooking the harbor •or the ,sea,
even in the suburbs, where the garrisons have been strengthened by ian addition of four battalions of infantry and a battery, of artillery, the latter of which has
mounted a heavy gtin on the high ground in Alexander park commanding the harbor.
Many fears are expressed that the remainder of the Black Sea squadron now here and consisting of two battleships, two cruisers and six torpedo boats, have
joined the mutiny. , „ ' -.
AT HAY'S DEATH
President }'. Roosevelt [Will (Attend ;■ the*
Funeral, and' Members of Sen. -y<
' ate'WlilAct as Honorary/.,, v'
' : Pall Bearers '»■.. .-' '• ■■ ■■
By Assoclate'd Press.'. ' '•• " ' : .i-.' ' :
; NBWBURTjiN: H.,- July l^The body
of Secretary of .State. John ,Hay," ; whoso,
unexpected -'. death /early., today, !' has
caused sorrow': throughout the* land, and
evoked expressions * of ; ay mpathy ;;' anj
regret 'the .world 'over,' lies in a
room ! of i The ■ Fells, Vf rom '..which ;. quaint j
gambrel '. roofed -which. . , for i
fourteen - years » has-been i the .. summer:,
home of the Hay, family.' .V.';..' ' s ': 'I
';'; Just one ;'week'a6o tonight -.the'secre
tary arrived Tat ; this village f romVWash
lngtonj'. wearied ; with' the .care's '■■ ot\ state
and 'anticipating -'a. '■ "long;-, summer's
rest.", '■ Tonight ■*■ the ; same % launch ■'. in
which Mr. Hay* made the short'trip from j
Newbury * to*; the '■ landing,- at* ThV' Fells
conveyed -relatives^ pf , Mr.'.'Hay '; to .. the
cottage,- where' they; brought, sympathy,
and help to the stricken woman and her •
only 50n."..--' In ' that week came ';; first ,; the
news that the secretary had been seized |
with ,'a •-' Biidden '; and alarming \, attack I
calling, for expert ; medical, tereatmentF |
then that . he '„ had 'I passed ', through ("the :
early, stages of recovery and reached a j
condition , promising ~ln every:, respect
ultimate! recovery. V;, Then . the crushing
blow , t ell; , ; At The Fells j there . is i deep
grief ,\ while at Newbury; there' Is' silence •
and 'sorrow, where there'was pride that i
the ' distinguished | summer resident ; had
again * come ; among ' the ) plain '■• towns- .
peo"piev'and throughput the nation there j
is a ' sadness ' and j regret at the • loss ' of
one of her great eat ■ statesmen.
'Itjwaß.the middle of the forenoon be
fore there ; was \ any j evidence. ; at The
Fells ':. that .. the • prostration I caused Jby |
the.sudden^and terrible experience, was
abating. It was t lien that Clarence Hay j
and the attending ; physician' issued 5 a ,
statement reviewing! the i ; last , illness i
end circumstances attending the death.'
The I'ohly.. members T of • the , secretary's
family, at ■ When ; the ,' end
came .were /Mrs." Hay,, and- sciarence.
Mrs. J. „ A. Wads.\To"rth of . Oeneseo," N.
V., h daughter, \ has. been 111
and had not been at I^ike SunVpee th'ls;
teason. Mrs. Cayne Whitney, another
daughter,', ison , her way to Europe/," "£}-' I
The brief announcement way made in)
LOS ANGELES, CAL., SUNDAY MORNING, JULY a, 1905.
•'.l. l VIEW; OFiSTARBOARDJGUN 'jDECKIOFiREVOLUTIbNIST BATTLESHipiKNIAZPOTEMKINE
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I the \ forenoon ■ that > the -body probably
■would be taken" to; Cleveland , on" Surw
day,*;' and , the request was Issued > that
the.-, family tbe r permitted \to remain ; In
uninterrupted /quiet', until 1 late ; In ; the
J afternoon, 1 '. when -details; of the funeral
• platieJK would ■-'♦ be ;i announced. ; Those
wishes were strictly, 1 observed.'
I ]'. Only , ''undertakers > and messengers
1 carrying telegrams entered the grounds
until • toward'; evening. -, when, Mr.^ and
, Mrs.' ■( Samuel . . . Mather '; • arrived ; ( from
.' Gloucester, ., Mass. ;' Mrs. ; Mather, •Is■' a
! sister, of Mrs.' ■ Hay. ; . .-■..,_ '.■ .."*,'\
Messages of Condolence
I £ From ? early* forenoon 'until , late i to
| night > the arrival ,' of , messages was ' al-
I most continuous. They . came from all
. parts of the'; world, . but : In accordance
■ with "• the ./of V Mrs. Hay the
I names of the senders ' and the texts of
the , messages > were, for, the most part
withheld. ? It was learned, however,' that
among ' them . ■• were ,: messages from
President ; Roosevelt, President ; Loubet
lof '.'• France, , Secretary iof ' the . Interior
Hitchcock, . ex- Ambassador Joseph It.
'. (,'houte and ; Governor,'; John' Lane 'of
i New;! Hampshire. "It .was 7 o'clock to
night before : final announcement < was
made* concerning the , funeral arrange*
ifnents. They provide .; that the ,'' body
should be tukun to Newbury by special
train at 11 ; 30 , tomorrow and - proceed
via .Claremont Junction and Uhe, Con
necticut and Paaeumpglc division of the
■ Boston & Maine railroad to Bpringneld,
.Mass., 'where "the 1 funeral car 'will' bo
; attached to" the regular" Boston-Chicago
lOou l l uuvtl ' vii .' I'igc ' Kf m* t
IRE AND ELOPES
Special to The Herald. \ : \
! SAN : BERNARDINO, July, I.— An
elopement that' is of > interest to many
Los 'Angeles people • ended in the mar
riage * in'; this | city ' tonight 'of ■ Charles
Walter Smith, Jr.,. of ; Los Angeles and
Miss' Lois • Beryl , Hitt of ' Rochester.
Smith' is the'son'df wealthy Los ' Ang
eles parents, 24 years of age.;. The bride
£ SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS
By ; Associated Press. '. ' v
,: NEW ' YORK, ; July • l.—The fol-'
lowing^. .Southern' ; 'Callfornlans
we're r, registered at ;, ' the . leading
hotels .here 'during the week:
V:Los Angeles—F. Baker, R. S.
Crombie,:S. ;Smlth,\ J.rF. Clapp,
A; W.iColllns,: H. Maynard, Q. IS
Cueener, J,'\ Cusener,' W. G. Tay
lor, C: C. Abbott, F. B. > White/ 1 C:
H. Huelch, G, ' Mastrovich and M.
Sari Plegc-i-T. Hamilton.
is;* the.'daughter'of the t superintendent
ot f: young ■' Smith's , father's ranch •: at
Rochester, is 17 years of age and a very
beautiful . young _woman. . ■ The , attach-,
tnent . between .' the ■ young people ! has.
been *bf ) many months' . standing 'but
was stoutly opposed ' by ' the parents !of
the young man, who supposed the love
affair, had ' been broken up six ' months
,j A: short tlme'i ago :the! father of,, the
young -man went; east on a business
trip' and ' young Smith ' took advantage
of the' irate parent's absence and Jour
neyed ' to' Rochester.' In company .with
the -yotfng women and' , her;; parents
young; Smith came. to San Bernardino
tonight, secured a rnarrlage license af
ter, hours , and ! sought .out ' Rev. I . B.
Holden,' who performed ' the ceremony. .
.j Yoiing; Smith says ; he' does not ex
pect his father will allow him to return
home ■ when '■ he hears of the wedding
but that ; he does; not care as he will
.make his way In ' the world and pro
vide his young wife ' a home. He . ex
pects' to go ' to ' Panama, where ; Smith
claims to have accepted a position as
civil engineer. •,
LOS ANGELES TO HAVE NEW J;
, POSTAL' BUB.BTATION3
Special to The Herald.
j .WASHINGTON, July I.— Four new
stations, of 'Los Angeles pnstorriee will
be. established on July 15, as follows: '
No, 6 at 244 West Twenty-third street,'
N0., 7 at 2315 Vermont avenue, No. Bat
X3U West Main "street "and No.' 9 at
•'hird and Flgueroa streets.
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CIS. PER MONTH '
FUSE BURNS OUT;
CITY IN DARKNESS
PECULIAR ACCIDENT. CUTS OFF
EDISON COMPANY IN TROUBLE
Hotels, Theaters and Many Business
i ;■;>. Houses, lnconvenienced — Tern. .
r.'- 1 . •■ . '. ■■'..■■■■ ■ *■•' .
'■;■ ' -:porary -Connections -Are • -J '
, Made Speedily
'■Without a moment's warning the en
tire ''. city ; plant of the ' Edison Electric
company- was • rendered' useless .' las'
evening about ,8 : 3(K o'clock and ; all of
the i, buildings \ lighted - by, ■ the • company
were plunged into total darkness!'. '.'. - M
j Business ' houses, restaurants, ' barber
shops,;. ■ i hotels,'. , residences, ; .' , boxing
matches, . andin , f act , a?, 1 great ' portion
of the'eity " was left without' electricity,
all .because of . a singular, accident that
may J never Jbe duplicated j In: the 'city.
Fortunately the trouble 'was confined to
plants Nos. 1 and 2 'and; did 'not extend
to the various suburban districts which
are' dependent on the Edison company
for, light „;;; il.i 1 . ■'. ... ,;; .; ;,,;-.,
■ i Directly, the cause of the trouble was
due to a" short circuit? in: plant No. 2,
located : on , Fourth t street, " ; and later
trouble • spread ■to plant ; No, ' I. ', ' ■ '■'■
•;; "It : was : 9:20 : o'clock, ',* : said i General
Manager ' B.; F.*, Pearson,' ' referring ito
the i trouble, ;." "when* the ; operators '; of
plant No. 2 noticed the trouble on the
switchboard . and ■ all ■bt -i the switches
there : were • automatically burned - out,
thus ' cutting 'out the feed wires to the
,"Thls!in turn threw^ trouble into the
plant on Second street, burning out the
switchboard there" and! setting the tele
phone exchange on ■ lire. This . caused
damage that cannot be repaired before
two or three days."
:: 4.4 '. Emergency * connections . were ' made
and . about "t" t midnight customers were
supplied wltli light.
. -"This 'is; the '_ first > time' 1 in five years
that we have not been able to supply
our customers with light incase of an
accident, i and ' had '" it been ' any ' other
than this trouble we could?have given
them' light," said Mr. Pearson. .; "Either
our,' plant No. 1 J, ' located on the 'east
side, or our storage battery, here would
alone be able to furnish sufflclent elec
tricity to light the city for many hours,
but as the twitches are cut out' it was
impossible , to , remedy the trouble until
new connections had been made."
Warsaw Again Scene
City of Lodz Wrapped in
Charred: Bodies Lie in,
Rebellion Blazes Forth Anew In Every
Part of, Russian Empire— Troops '
Continue to Murder Uru
. ■ armed Workmen "_M.-
By Associated Press.',,'.; > "
ST. PETERSBURG, July 2, 8:30 a. m.
—An f Odessa' dispatch ] received ; here at
2 ; o'clock ; this ■ morning reports that a :
steamer""' has ■ gone ' out .;' to ;" the • Knlaz)
Poterftkine with a supply of provisions.
;The statement'recelved iniSt/r Peters?
burg regarding the surrendeif of j the
battleahip ' and ' | the . dispatch -which
leaves \so "many 'details r, yet ; ;i to *,be
cleared ' up, , la accepted; here .with'cau
tion,' and until, the fact ls^fully^estab
llshed apprehension that trte revolt will }
breakout again will not be ended.
■ St. Petersburg is' without ' definite ':
knowledge 7 as ito whether." the i crew ] of j
the' Knlaz" Poternklne has ■ returned ! to
its ' allegiance * or whether r the ' "revolt ;
continues ' and" perhaps ' had^ spread f toj
other ; ships and the ' inability I- of 'the*';
government to announce an end ! to the "
uprising gives rise* to, the f darkest' re-'
Signs Are .Ominous
; The .'few dispatches which have ar
rived ~ through \ the official , agency ,1 ara
evidently i carefully ] censored '^' and jj lack*
reference to the mutiny," but ithe^details
they have ' about the , hurried femplace
ment of ■ coast ' artillery .'positions ?co'm^
(Continued on Face Two>
THE DAFS HEWS
F0 R EC AST
Southern California: Fa!iv'BunJ
day; fresh west wind. Maximum
temperature In. Los Angeles yes.
terday, 75' degrees; minlmurn,"? 69
«-— '■ : """ '■■"".»
• I— Revolution more widespread.
; 2— Ogden Armour": Indicted.
;3-4Melbai scores manager.
"4— Admits guilt; ■' no accusers.
5—5 — Southern California news.
7— Copper. welding rediscovered. , : ■
,9 — Venice dedication.
• • .'" PART'ir
r.,1-37r-Real | estate!,' ':.
4-8 — Classified advertisements.
9— Catholics fight divorce.
6— Old-time restaurants here. •
Magazine section. '
•' Government brings suit ; San- ! ; i
ta IFe i railroad company for , contempt.'
Whole nation expresses grief at death
of Secretary Hay. «MHMHMI^Mi
Federal- grand >Jury returns ; . 1/idict-U
merits • apralnst seventeen membera ,of
beef trust. ' '--nSHfIIHMMi
Melba. iii fit of Jnalousy, makes trou
ble »tW.,W, Astor'a concert. ■
... St. Petersburg believes that Black sea I
squadron has Joined mutineers."-": - ;o.
: Revolution •■ In . Warsaw breaks, out
afresh," and city of Lodz Is in flames.;.;'
._"'; coast .■...■.'
" Berkeley experts : find" spray which .
kills ;, deadly ' brown : scale on .• apricot ■'■■
trees. I<-ateMMjSMfMwv*(Ho«W*4M»llHlißjl1 <- a teMMjSMfMwv*(Ho«W*4M» ll Hlißjl
. Seattle gets ; report of disastrous .
floods . and . fires In Yukon ■ district. i:..i^
Congressman Williamson to be placed
on trial in land fraud ck,Bo.
.v LOCAL TS»
• Ix>s Angeles lilackmnlth discovers art of '
welding copper. >MsmißWlMlC**< l <Mf*ießSj|H|
Demand for books at public library
continues heavy. .-' .,"'-s • , - ■ •.»■.■•■. '«r..« .<
.< City Assessor ' ' Lewis . discovers '■' tax '
swindles ■ which . were • * accomplished '.'
through falsely recording property. ■■
■ City will purchase J37, 400 worth of the
apparatus. • ■ ""^MWIH—JWWWMI "PW*) ' W'^»MS
isprlng street buKinesa men' object to de
lay la plans for street lighting,
• Pine tree causes no end of trouble to ■
family on .West Temple street. ■
l^iuiulry workers ko on strike. <^Hpn
Forecaster ' cays ; foggy • weather makes
■ Divorcee and marriages both numerous
during past innntli i iiii<i|liiMi]HSj>»iili> IKIB
<8«lf-canfesa*<) perjurer may e»o»p« b«
cium no one has sworn to complaint. ■•
Woman of uncertain age almost eau»«»
*uspen»lon ■ of buslueaa at tnarrlact li
cense counter. , .