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VOL. XXXIt, NO. 333-
Improper Brakes Said to Have Been Cause of Early Morning
Accident— Coach Leaves Rails on Sixteenth Street,
Injnrinjf Many Passengers
: ' ; . KILLED— W. B. IRWIN, Edgar and Effle streets, manager of Stand- |
' ard Biscuit company. . . 1 . . 1
' INJURED— E. D. Chaffee, grocery solicitor, 1620 Avalon street; hip „
crushed. ••
' !■. Charles Lashley, 11 years old, Hollywood; compound fracture of both *
bone* left forearm. . • •&
' Fred Dlrkes, lineman, Hollywood; left leg and shoulder bruised. ' *
F. C Brob»t, printer, 1440 Logan street; left leg and ankle badly "
bruised; taken home In cab by friends. *. <f"
■;>.. vD.'E. Payne, carpenter, 1129 Temple street; two broken ribs. T
. - C. Zlegler, Ohio manufacturer, visitor to Hollywood; fracture of J
i humeru*. •' . ' "
: "-., Mr*. Lea McNamle, 1539 Echo Park . road, employe of Carlson's*
;hand laundry; shock. <•
- Ml** Edna Webb, .1630 Echo Park road;, head bruised. ';;
,- H. F. Bchlll, railroad man, Orange avenue, and Sunset boulevard; \\
bruised. . +
Earl Keller, 17 years old, employe of Baker Iron work*; right leg f
'. lacerated. i '.',
'. O. P. Osborne, face bruised. . ••
J, Wilson, Chicago; head lacerated. *;
".': '■'.•: 'v. '.- ',-..., BIXTEENTH BTREET WRECK J|
:'■■.,, INJURED — Mr*. M. J. Nolan, Hotel Decatur, Santa Monica; eplne In- ••
jured; gash acroos forehead; Internal Injuries. • ■ \\
,t- -J.W. L. Whatley, conductor, Sherman; right heel crushed; collar bone ..
fractured, severe lacerations over right eye. '•'.'■•'<:£ j
;,:,'M. J. Nolan, Hotel Decatur, Santa Monica; fractured skull, Internal %
Injuries and cut over right eye. >i
:s: s iO. n K. Kohl, proprietor Harlem Hot Mineral Springs, San Bernardlrojf.J;
•right leg fractured, deep cut on right arm from flying splinter. , ',\
.Helen M. Poor, Venice; left arm severely cut. - ••
: *: Mrs. A. W. Elliott, 20 Westminster avenue, Ocean Park; right leg In- *
jured, right hand cut. - . ■ „
• ■ Miss Jessie Johnson, 1801 Orange street; cut by flying glass and ••
'bruised. ' •'. V ' '.',
-. Charle* Carr, motorman; left hand cut by glass and bnjlsed. .' *
:'4w r Parrls, freight agent Pacific Coast Steamship company; face cut ••
by gla*»... . . . *;
„ ■ ' John Klemm, operator, 20 Westminster avenue, Ocean Park; bruised. «•
. Dena Askerooth, 1327 East Twenty-eighth street; shoulder bruised •;
and ear out. . %
\V; & Irwin Buried in
; A tlie DeJjris
£%*";; : .- ;i "'.:. ■■"■:-->.■'•
Motorman and Conductor of HI Fated
B Coach Win the Plaudits of the
| Passengers by Sticking
'.V- '■ to Their Posts
.W.'B.lrwln,. manager of the Stand
ard Biscuit company, was killed arid
- twelve; other .persons were injured In
4 an; accident which . occurred yesterday ■
J rr.Orning'. on the Hollywood division of
"the Los Angeles Pacific railway, at the
', corner of Bellevue avenue and San Fer
i nando street. .'
- Car No. 62,; in charge of Motorman
'.George J. Cross and Conductor Hol
': lingsworth, and carrying mjore than 60
I passengers, dashed down the Bellevue
':ayenue'h'llf at 6:45 o'clock, struck the
■:curb,opposite the. Sentuous packing
.bouse, left tjie'trucks-and collapsed.^;,'
Jj "Gross in. allowing de-
Ifoctive'; brakes to be used on the car,"
'Is [ the j cause: of ~the accident given by
iear^men who. were. on the spot soon
.Biter, the accldent_ occurred. ■•■"'_ ,
• The car.was one of the first out of
(he .barn yesterday morning and was
crowded .with early, workers going jntp
' the -pity; from Hollywood.
■', The car. moved slowly up the Belle
£vue; v'hill£to the Grand avenue crest,
,but; Just, over the ridge began to gain
",speed.'.':The motorman noticed the In
crease and threw oft the brakes In a,n
"effort to slacken the speed before strik
ing the sharp curve at the foot of the
Incline.' > \ f\
Brakes Fall to Work r
%\ Tbe \ brakes failed to work and . lnr
•tead of slowing down the car gained
momentum with.every foot of ground
covered, j Motorman Cross then turned
to-the emergency hand brake but this
too refused to work and with a final
lunge the ' car Jumped the , tracks, the
entire upper, part tearing loose from the
trucks and crashing Into the curb.
''W.: B.".Irwln and E.,0. Chaffee were
standing; on. the ■ front end, and when
the crash came they were hurled from
theirs places and pinned under the
wreck. , ■•
Ambulances were hurried to the scene
of \ the \ wreck 'and with the assistance
of', residents of the neighborhood , thfi
passengers were lifted through the
windows.and' 1 all .who were fortunate
enough to have sustained only bruises
nhd shocks, assisted in removing the
Injured to the receiving hospital where
the 1 four, police'surgeons were In at
tendance, .From.the receiving hospital
the wounds^were dressed and the pa
tients hurried.to other institutions.
/■Charles Lashley. an eleven year-old
lad,', was taken'to the Sisters' hospital,
where hit arm.was amputated.
'J At the Pacific hospital E. D. Chaffee,
who ■ was thrown beneath the front
platform of the car, was said to b*
In a serious; condition, and his life Is
(Continued on Fas* Two)
Sahtft.Monica Car»Dashes
From Kails ,
Strikes Open Switch at Sixteenth
Street and Burlington Avenue and
Collides With Telephone Pole*.
Conductor as Motorman
In en accident, the second to occur
yesterday «o th» lines of, the Los An
geles-Pacific, eleven persons wjsire se
riously Injured at 10 o'clock last ''night,
when Santa Monica car' 222, going: at
full speed, crashed { through an open
switch |at Sixteenth . street ] and Bur
lington avenue, collided with two tele
ephpne poles and turned completely
over. No one of the passengers es
caped injury. ,# r „ , : • ■
. The wrdcfc^is^attributed to the negli
gence of W. L. Whatley, the conductor
who was acting as motorman-, and who
without a light, arid' being warned to
limit his speed, drove the car at the
rate of twenty-five ' miles across the
switch of the University line running
south on Burlington avenue, j
The car- was . entirely demolished.
Leaping . from the tracks, it dashed
headlong into the telephone ' poles "at
the Junction of the ( two streets. The
running gear was In' a measure stopped
by the curbing, but 'tftsv body of the car
continued on its course and turned
over. i . . ■•'■ '•'•'■
The rear j end lay , half, way across
Sixteenth street, blocking traffic for
four, hours. The motors and running
gear, twisted out of shape, were heaped
Up hear the telephone poles.
Homes Turned Into Hospitals
The two telephone posts almost split
the front vestibule In 'twain as far as
the inner compartment, '--' '
Passengers .. were thrown headlong 1 ,
to be caught in the seats or showered
with the broken window glass. '
Persons living In the neighborhood,
when they heard the crash, hastened
to the scene and assisted the wounde.l
from the wreckage. .The homes of A.'
McNally and A. H. Randall a^ 1432 and
1420 Burlington avenue were turned
Into temporary hospitals, where seven
of the injured passengers were taken.
The women of the neighborhood showed
equal courage and heroism with the
men in offering their assistance.
At the McNally home they alleviated
as best they could the pain of those in
jured until the arrival of Drs. Stewart,
Johnson and Hutchlnson.
While a dozen men looked on, Mrs. T.
A. 'Hartley, with an unidentified man,
assisted In pulling Mrs. M. J, Nolan
from the debris of the wreck and carry-
Ing her to the home of A. H. Randall,
where she now la. Mrs. Nolan, with
her husband lying Insensible beside her,
was taken out from under one of the
seats, where her body had become
wedged. .With her husband she'waa
seated in the front compartment when
the crash came. N Both «aw that they
<OontlnB«d «• I'M* Xwo.l
Employe at Cawston i Farm Attempt*
to Rescue Japanese and Almott
Lose* Life Before Ostrich .
' la Beaten Off
In an. encounter with a huge. male
ostrich at the Cawston ostrich farm
yesterday, afternoon, Robert Reed, an
employe of the company, was kicked
twice and stamped by the angry bird,
and undoubtjdly would have been
killed biif foj-the timely Interference of
other attendants, ' who beat oft the
ostrich with clubs.
Reed sustained a broken rib and his
body/.tvas black and blue from the
ostrich's attacks t upon him. ,A phy
sloian was called' and Reed was taken
to. his home, " . .
Reed entered 'the ; ostrich pen with, a
Japanese. The latter -.was. attacked by
one' of. the birds and Reed Interfered.
Thoroughly enraged, the bird turned
upon Keed, and with a kick more dan
gerous than that of any horse tossed
him a distance of fifteen feet, where he
brought up against a fence. The ostrich
was upon .him In an' instant, Jumping
and striking. .
The man finally struggled to his' feet
only to be dealt another blow by the
bird's foot. .This time he landed within
a few feet of a tree, and springing up
he made for. Its trunk. The branches
were /too high' for ' him to reach, |so
round' and round the trunk he dodged
with the ostrich In awkward pursuit.
The Japanese made good his escape,
when the bird turned' upon the man
who came to his assistance. He was
crated with fright but his cries brought
the attendants -to. the 'pen, Reed's" res
cue^ being accomplished a moment af
terward. ,1 . " i ',-
By Associated Press. "... » ' : '
TOPEKA, Kas., Aug. 29.— As the rer
•viltiot-a-rurnor^to the effect that the
condition. of , the pank (Jt Topeka was
shaky there wafl^a run on that institu
tion today. At opening time this morn-
Ing depositors began drawing out their
money . and . the rush continued until
time 'for the bank to' close this after
American Company Forced Out, but
• . Is Given an Indemnity of j .
Nearly Seven Mlllloln ■
' .'■■ '
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Aug. 29.— As a result
of the ; conference between the presi
dent and J. P. Morgan yesterday the
Chinese J development company held
a meeting today and ratified the sale
of, the Hankow railroad back to China.
It may be said that the plan was ar
ranged at . the . meeting between 'the
president and Mr. Morgan and is sat
isfactory to both of therm : • :■ ',}. '.'>>'<
' The development company owned;
besides the railroad already built, a
concession of, right to extend It 800
miles Into the interior of China. The
Chinese government's offer for th*
whole was $5,760,000.
The announcement was Issued at
'Oyster Bay in the form of the follow
ing official statement:
"After full discussion with Mr. Mor
gan It was 1 decided to accept the offer
of the Chinese government to pay $S,»
760,000 aa an Indemnity for the cancel
lation of the contract for the building
of the Hankow-Canton railroad. Th»
Imperial Chinese government \ havlngr
canceled - the - contract . at ' the sami
time expressed '»• willingness to pay
any damage, it left only the question
of the Indemnity and a satisfactory
amount having been offered, the stock
holders have agreed to accept the
terms." .
Reactionist* Still Make. Rash Threats
: -• of Revenge, but General Public •
.. „..: . -^WI.U Welctme Peacolaa^^*^
• Cheaply Won' 1 '" - r
Special Cable to The Herald.
; ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 29.— The
news of the peace agreement did not
reach here until late this evening. It
spread rapidly and was . received with
general. Incredulity and -dismay in. of
flc)al circles, and with amazement by
the> general public. ' j :",'.■ ■■'■■'
No pne expected Japan -.would aban
don her claims for Indemnity, ,the war
; . ■•■ \ . .■-■ - -i .. •■ ■ \ - --.
party did not believe peace possible
and . their | attitude 1 tonight 'is that of
people trapped and forced into' a fal?e
position. > \
/.The plans of the government' are
completely upset' by the sudden and
entirely, unexpected action of Jnpi.< ,i.
The reactionary . element ; is, making
rash '. threats of vengeance' against
Japan, . and even threatening to take
Lfnevitche's army ' against p Constant-
Jnople to re-establish Russia's military
prestige," and prevent „ the ; returning
soldiers from adding to the general dis
cord .prevailing. In the Interior .pro
vinces. • . ■■ „ . .: '{I'flfC .-. ■ -.■ ,:
.The general publio ■„. will •■,'_ welcome
peace, especially, as It-has, beien.-fio
cheaply won, the territorial loss not.bo
ing. considered as of consequence. .-, ,-.:
By Associated Press.
j "LONDON, • Aug. :j : '?9.— The morning
papers, while sharing the astonishment
of the public at the unexpected- nature
of the peace terms, accord the great
est praise to Japan for having' chosen
so magnanimous a coiiree. It is con
tended that by waiving tJje question of
Indemnity Japan might. Justly claim
the whole of the island of j Sakhalin,
and therefore the return of half of the
Island Is., a I concession made entirely
In interest of peace. • All the papers
express gratitude to President Roose
velt and admiration of . his untiring
seal, giving him full credit for being
"the one man who made peace possi
ble." ,
i English papers, which >, have been
strongly pro-Japanese throughout the
negotiations' express disappointment at
Japan's failure to be reimbursed for
the expenses of the war. At the same
time several of them admit that' she
perhaps ha* chosen the wiser and more
business-like course.
By Associated Press.
PARIS, Aug. 29.— The news of the
successful' termination of the confer
ence at I Portsmouth | produced a pro
found Impression when it was corn
V ; v Under the treaty of peace now assured Japan will retain Port Arthur,
and Dalny, her paramount influence in Korea willbe recognized and the
Chinese Eastern railroad, south of Chantfu, the position! now occupied by
Oyama, willbe ceffed to her. Japan and Russia' wlll'dlvlde' the Island of
Sakhalin and both nation* agr«e not to fortify It. The Japanese also agree
not to ' fortify , La i Perouse ' strait.' Each ■■ country" will 'secure ' for the other
the benefit' path's . 'lfavored nation clause" "and of. the^'open [door.". Mu
tual, obligations to evacuate Manchuria and restore Chinese sovereignty
and the "open "door" are entered Into. ' -.- •
municated to the members of the diplo
matic corps and the high officials of the
government," • who j ' unanimously / ex
pressed the keenest . satisfaction that
the heavy strain and anxiety had been
removed. ' ',
By Associated Press.
..BERLIN,. Aug. .29.— Japan has won
a great moral victory, Russia, a great
diplomatic one and President Roose
velt has become' the" first figure In,in
ternational \ statesmanship. This ' Is'
what Berlin, thinks of the result of the
Portsmouth conference, v '
•The foreign office acknowledges the
generosity and moderation ' of ' Japan
and. the steadfast spirit of the Russian
government. Astonishment at the re
sult was felt and this was the first ex
clamation of one of, Russia's .principal
bankers,', who was expecting" a different
outcome.'. That Russia^ would not have
to .pay an; indemnity 'was at . first
scarcely, believable. The Berlin . stock
exchange had been 'preparing for news
of :a • ru_pture of the ; negotiations ' and
for; consequent' disorder ', ln : the market.
Russians and : :
By Associated Press.
- N. H., Aug. 29.—
Not until Mr. Wltte arrived at the ho
tel- with Baron de Rosen shortly
after , i o'clock' and received ■ one of
the j most! remarkable ovations ever
accorded a ■ foreigner • In this country
did the guests In, the, hotel -know the
terms of ■; peace, which the Associated
Press had' bulletined .a' few. minutes
after the adjournment of the morning
session. \
j Before Mr. Wltte had passed up the
stairway leading to. his apartments. the
crowd began' crying, ■ "What "about in
demnity? How much did Russia pay?"
The ' word "indemnity" brought Mr.
Wltte to a halt on 'the first landing of
the stairway. 1 Turning, to the crowd
deliberately and with that command-
Ing force which 'has made his person
ality ' the most ' potent factor <In j the
peace negotiations, the great man of
Russia, with words that seemed to
come through his tightly clenched lips,
fairly snapped back to his questioner*
with deep feeling: "Pas un sou,"' (Not
a cent.) < . •
The great Japanese demonstration
did not begin until after « o'clock, in
the evening a* th.c Japanese penlpoten
tiarles and their official secretaries re
> ' "We pay not a kopeck of Indent* ,
', I nlty, *lr— 'not ■> kopeck."— M,
* t < Wltte.
t ', "The emperor ha* acted net only '
*| for the Interest/ of Japan but Of 1
'• the Whole world."— Baron Komura. ',
',', "It teems Inoredlble. I do not
• i believe any other man In my place <
!! would have dared to hope for the ;
; | possibility of peace en the condi.
. tlona.we have Just agreed to." ',
;; "I cannot too strongly express;
• ■ my congratulations to the envoys!
',', and to the entire, civilized .World;
• | upon the agreement reached ; at •
$ Portsmouth.".Theodore , Roosevelt. \
malned at the yard : during the after-]
noonJ ; [When;'it"came It" was even more
remarkable'; than that for the Russians,"
for all present 'appreciated what sacrl-g
flees the 'heroic little . nation had made
ibr ' peace.* The » crowd Swhlch awaited
.them as they 'dashed : .up In an automo
bile was'' even '"larger" than"? that 'I which
greeted j M. ''Wlttei ?' The .'cheering came
In •.voileys. ■'." Again and 'again the crowd
hurrahed and '"waved : their r hats. As
t hfe- car came '-under f the 'porte-cochere
berth: plenipotentiaries" gravely lifted
their hats and' held them In their hands
as r* they.r passed H through j the \ line : of
cheering people to the elevator. . Baron
Komura'/and.vMr. ■ j Takahlra looked
straight ahead and seemed almost em
barraßsed^by the ovations. Even Jthe
ringing cheers from all, sides did] not
move.them." Only the gravity of; the
day's work seemed-, to ■ Impress l them,
They felt the full responsibility, which
had been' upon their shoulders.
', Solemnity was .'.written . upon their
faces as they entered the hotel) and the
sounds of Jubilation' greeting them ! on
eyeryslde did'.not'Shut'out from their,
eyes the home country and the possible
effect, upon their .people of the news of
the • sacrifice' that had been made for
peace.; Neither plenipotentiary stopped
to shake/ hands, but, . accompanied by
Mr. .. Sato, -went ! immediately '4 to j their
By Associated Press.
OYSTER BAT, Aug. 29.— Official con
firmation of the historic tidings reached
the president at 2:20 o'clock in a cipher
dispatch from Portsmouth. By author
ity arid .at the request of ' Baron:' Ko
niura, the chief envoy of Japan, the dis
patch stated:
"The plenipotentiaries of Japan have
withdrawn their claim ' for reimburse
ment, of I war. expenses and an agree
ment has been reached to the partition
of the Island of Sakhalin. 'Alb main
points have. been definitely settled. The
plenipotentiaries will now proceed with
the discussion of details."
' Shortly after , the ' receipt of this
message the full Associated Press re
port, Including M.' Wltte's statement,
was received at the executive offices
and carried by a special messenger to
President Roosevelt. He read the ac
count, with deep Interest, and while he
did - not seek ■ to ' conceal his profound
gratification said he was obliged, under
the circumstances, to refrain from any
formal expression 'regarding the work
accomplished until he should have been
informed fully as to detail*.
-.Up f ON *
Japanese Concede All
*tlie Disputed
Ebmnra Surrenders Upon
War Indemnity
Island of Sakhalin WiU"
Be Partitioned
Articles Dealing With Interned War-
•-, ships and Limitation of Russia* '
„ Naval Power In the East
j, »| ' Are Also Withdrawn
By Associated Press. . ,r '' •
: PORTSMOUTH,- N.H.; Aug. 29.-The
long -and bloody war. between' Japan
and- Russia Is' ended. The .terms, of . l *,
peace were agreed upon by"' M. ■ Witt« • •
and Baron Koinura "at ' the ■ sessloaipf ..;'.
the j conference { this morning, and • this
afternoon preliminary, arrangements for)";:!
an i armistice .were .concluded , and-i the^
actual '.work 'of framing the treaty ; of K-i
Portsmouth was, by. mutual agreement,';
turned i over to Mr.;de Maartens, • Rus
sia's * great ' international '*. lawyer, '. and -
IS.y'.'\ Dcnnlson, '• who ' : for " twenty-five
years;has acted as the legal adviser * of .''
the Japanese foreign office. .. ' ;( _ ,'■
treaty,' Is ' expected \to be ,com-f J
pleted by the end of. the week. '- *
\•' This"' happy 'conclusion " of . the confer- • '
ence, which a week ag»" would -liaya ■..-,
been , shipwrecked ; had {it not , been , for \. .
the heroic intercession "' of President : .
Roosevelt,' was \ sudden . and , dramatic. .
For the sake of. peace Japan,' with the r .
magnanimity of a victor, : ' at • the last
moment yielded everything still In the
issue. ', . .', ..,."- ' ,-. .. .
.I^ Russia refused to budge from the ul-..
tiinaturn Emperor. Nicholas had given <
to President Roosevelt through Ambas
sador Meyer.' . No Indemnity under any - -
guise, >but an agreement to divide Sak
halin and reimburse • Japan •'■ for ■ the *
maintenance of prisoners,. were his last
words.. They had . been ■ repeatedly . re- :
Iterated In M. Witte's instructions, and.
In • the:. request for " a '.written ; reply \ to**::;
(ConUnard an Pace Two)
Southern California: Fair on
Wednesday; continued warmer.
Maximum temperature in Los An.
geles yesterday, 101 degrees; min
imum, 68 degrees.
1 — Japanese war concluded .
Street ear wrecks. ♦'
; 3 — Rlndge dies at sister's home.
' A — Southern California new*. .
l 6 — Sports. .'■' '.' ■•••■'••■ - ' ■''*■ .2-'
«—Editorial, v, ■'■■:.
Anniversary of Covadonga society.
8-9 — Classified advertisements. :' ■'.
10 — Build schools when bonds sell. '■
11.12— Public advertising. V
— Markets. "* ■;.*-''-;■'>.
— Hanley funeral; plans uncertain.
Peace assured, •' Japan ; yielding on all •
main points of dispute. . ; , .,• ■ ■ . ■
■ Much Buffering . aiming - fever-stricken
districts in Louisiana. ' .' ■ •
President abstains from commenting?,
for the present, on the outcome . of '■ the -
negotiations. If i BUI WMIltfWiljMl - ;
' Fllplnos appear before congressmen and i
make plea for Independence of Islands. '
Chinese authorities • make . pretended •'
effort to suppress boycott. 1 :. ; • ■/.•;';
J. Plerpont Morgan . receives indemnity
for ■ Hankow railway, concession having >.
been withdrawn. oA8T
F. H. Rlndge expires suddenly at Tre*«
: Rlalto electric line ' franchise In danger *
of being forfeited. . -
Bay Shore railway stenographer •' «n«l ?
sack ' containing $1100 In i gold i simultane
ously missing.
.•■■• ' ■-' . ' '■ . ; LOCAL ■•..-. ,,'
One person killed, more than a More I*. >
Jured, is result of two wrecks on Los An
geles Pacific line. ■ ■ • ■
oman fulU on* bicycle to escape death
in' speeding automobile's path,
i City experiences record breaking period
of heat. -.;,.. .■•<■•'. . ...„-. .■■<•>;■:
i Santa Monica car crashes through open'
switch, eleven persons injured.
Keeper, at Cawaton ostrich farm at
tacked by giant bird and almost loses his
life. ■■ ■- ■ .•;■'■. • " i- ■■ .'
V H. Rlndge, millionaire philanthropist,
dies suddenly In the north. *&*mumi£Zi&im
■ Inventors entered in « flying race begin
erection of their machines. - ., . . •
Ranchers form organization to protect
against cut and slash policy of- retail -
fruit and vegetable dealers.
, California Development company ex
pect* to totally atop - now > of . Coloraao
river Into gallon sink by October li,

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