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VOL. XXXII, NO. 334.
YOUNG TO FACE COURT MARTIAL JONAPARTE'S DECISION IN BENNINGTON INQUIRY ENSIGN WADE IS INCLUDED Commander of Warship and His Sub ordinate Must Clear Themselves of Charge of Neglect By Associated Press. .WASHINGTON, Aug. , 80.— Secretary I Bonaparte; ln his action today on the 1 findings of the court of inquiry in the I cane of the Bennlngton explosion se | verely arraigns some officers of the | vessel ■ for . failure' to look afteri the > safety '■ valves; ■'. orders Commander Luclen ; Young before a courtmartlal toclear himself of the "charges of neg lect of official duty;" directs the" court martial of Ensign Wade on the charge ;'of "neglect of duty" and disapproves the court of inquiry 1 * finding that the Bennlngton was "in an, excellent state of discipline and In good and efficient ; condition.** Ensign Wade ■ was In charge of the machinery. - The action as to Comman der/Toung was: taken in view of the fact' that the court of inquiry in its F* findings .'and opinion did not pam* es u. pressly upon his. conduct and the ques tion of his responsibility for the explo sion; 'Secretary. Bonaparte, however, approves* the court , of inquiry's in dorsement of the creditable conduct of all of the" survivors of the officers and crew of- the Bennlngton "after the ex - plosion! occurred." / . . : Secretary Bonaparte's indorsement «'. of the court's findings is in part as fol " lows:".-'..- -- '. .. ' ■ Jit; :^ ! /'The, department has very carefully [; considered the findings and opinion of the'eourt of inquiry,' the testimony and 'exhibits thereto 'attached and the in dorsement '; of the commander In. chief of , the .'-Pacific ' squadron , thereon. It , | has*, also considered 'the letters ' of • the ,_ court .'-of ', Inquiry : commendatoiy.— of r- Lieut. .A. F. H. Tates,' U. S. : N., ; and Ensign. Charles T. Wade, U. S. N., and ,j'j the i indorsements , thereon •of the com mander'in chief of the squadron afore said,'.the questions involved in this in quiry,/ being deemed by the depart ment /of i exceptional Interest and im portance" to the • service, ' have been t Weighed, with, niore than ordinary care o'rid- deliberation. ';.■' y . ;-^" -j ..'h'The department approves the several . .Bndlngs of fact by the cburt of .inquiry I- * : with the exception ■of so much v thereof as ' in the ' words following:. I " 'That the Bennlngton f (on July 19, 1905,) was iri"an l excellentj»tate of dis cipline and in good and efficient .'condi tion'with the exception of her boilers, which, were In fair condition ' and ef ficiency j considering their „ age (about fourteen "years):, and the use to which they had been subjected.' • .. ."Department does not consider this particular finding sustained by the evi dence; the proof tends strongly to show that' the enlisted force of the engineer- Ing division had been permitted to fall Into habits of laxity and inattention in 'the'; discharge of their duties and that : at 'least' sortie -ofj this force were also Imperfectly ' instructed regarding their duties. In the view of the department ' the evidence establishes further, that certain appurtenances, to_wit, the safety sentinel 'valves of<at least one of . the boilers were not in an efficient con dition'at the date mentioned and had ;. not t been ill such condition for a v con- V , siderable time previously, and In the Judgment of ; the department this evi dence renders the statements that the ship was in a , 'good and efficient condl- Ition" and that hir boilers were in 'fair condition and .efficient' Inappropriate to 'the .'facts 'disclosed by the proof, v The secretary discusses certain por tions of the evidence which, he says, wereJJßufflcient to Justify the court in advancing j another ' charge of j neglect of duty against Ensign Wade, and pro - feeds: . '/"The -department approves the rec ommendation of ' the court of inquiry that Ensign Charles T. Wade.U. S. N., 'be "brought to trial . by : courtmartial upon'jthe charges contained In ( the opinion, of the said court of inquiry. I fsuch courtmartial is • hereby ordered, but: the 'Judge' advocate general is ln letructed: to include In the charges and specifications . the further, charge here inbefore'set forth, r^'inasmuch ■as the court of inquiry did not. pass explicitly in its findings «nd opinion upon the conduct of Com mander Lucien Young, U. S,\N.,'com manding the, , United. States ship Ben nlngton ant) the question of his respon sibility ,r, r for; the: explosion thereon and . consequent loss of life and .injury, to persons and property, the department must treat this silence as an. implied finding, that he was not thus responsi ble. , After u very careful .consideration the ' department *Is compelled ; to disap prove " this implied i, finding." LOS ANGELES HERALD RESTAURATEUR OFFERS PRIZE FOR MATRIMONY Bpoclflt to Th« Herald. • ' NEW TORK, Aug. 30.— "Any em- ; ploye marrying after this date will ; recelye 1200. Any employe gets ; $60 nt birth of each child, provided ; such employe has been In service 1 twelve months." The above potlce posted In the Cafe Martin has caused 'the live* liest Interest among the 400 em-j ployei. Alreadysthe offer has had effeoti Next week the assistant. Chef Andre ■will wed Suzanne, a chambermaid. Martin said today: "I hope others -will follow his ex ample. It's a good thing and bene fits the state as well as the house." IMAGINATION OF GIRL RUNS RIOT PASADENA MAIDEN EVOLVES AWFUL TALES STORIES OF POISONED BEER Miss Cecil Williams; 13.Year.Old Daughter of H.. B. Williams, Startles Police— Confesses She Is Romancing i - ' Special to The Herald. PASADENA, Aug. 30— Cecil Wil liams,. the 13-year-old daughter of Harry B. Williams of 1079 Summit ave nue, is. responsible for as lurid a series of penny-dread fill tales as could be de vised. . But the bubble burst today and the girl calmly confessed that the en tire story of her exciting experiences which for . a week past has kept • all North Pasadena in a fever of expecta tion utis a fiction pure and simple.' - Some days ago she set. the ball roll ing by telling her father and the police how a masked man had, called at .her father's ■ house and put poison in - the beer on' the table,' then pointing a re volver at. her head' made her promise never to tell on pain of instant 'death. But she did tell and the family -were badly frightened and dared : not ; drink the beer, taking waters instead/. -;' The police did not,, believe, the story. ( The glrl-heldrto"li'er i story, however,' adding some charming realistic detail from time to time to keep up the interest. ■'■ | -Yesterday the girl ■' disappeared ■ and the report reached the police l that she had "'been' kidnaped, probably H because she had 'told of the attempt to murder her father.'-j Officer Copping was put on the case. The girl suddenly appeared at '449ft Avenue 28, Los Angeles, with a brilliant culmination of the serial story. This' time she told how, two bold bad men at Pasadena has - seized and blindfolded, keeping ; her ■ quiet '.' by threats, had • carried her to . the hills near Highland Park, Los Angeles. Here her Ingenuity came to her rescue. The men told her that they intended to hold her for $1000 ransom. She immediately pretended to be about to. faint and, the men- going for water, she ran for life, bringing up at the house named above, where she asked to be hidden from her persecutors. V -,■' Officer - Copping went with her to the -various places she indicated and the dazzling story went on in unending de tail. Today she even picked out one of the men who had abducted her.- It happened •to . be . Polloeman ' Schultz in citizen's clothes. But finally the girl's nerve failed her and she confessed that the entire set of stories were false and concocted merely for her own amuse ment. V 4V 4 . *; . . Her confession Will lay the Bplrlts in North Pasadena and give great- relief to the police. ■ WILL TUNNEL THROUGH SrSKIYOU MOUNTAINS Harrlman GlVos Orders for Burvey In Anticipation ookf k Development of ,-«--..^Northern California By Associated press. SACRAMENTO, Aug. 30.— The fact is made known In the Bee today that dur ing his recent visit to the Pacific coast E. . H. -s-Harrlman, president of the Southern Paclflc Railway company, gave'' orders to the engineering, depart, mentfto make a survey for, the con struction of a great tunnel through the Slsklyou j mountains. According to the orders given by the president of the* road. th« tunnel Is to be ready for^peratlon within three years. ... . ■/' . ;■,';» fili It Is stated, that President Harriman made the order for the tunnel because the northern part of California will be rapidly,* developed within the next few years 'e,nd a great population will pour in. It Is alßo. expected that there will be rapid development In Wash ington and Oregon, and the railroad company' will have to be In a position to handle the Increasing business more rapidly than it Is able to do at the present time. .'The tunnwl through the Sisklyou mountains will be' the means of greatly reducing the grade, so that faster time may be made between California, anil Portland. It will shorten the distance by from seven to ten miles. LOS ANGELES, CAL., THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31. 1905. PRESIDENT IS CONGRATULATED CABLEGRAMS POUR IN FROM EVERY QUARTER ALL JOIN IN PRAISING HIM Kings, Ambassadors, Ministers and Persons' of High and Low Degree : '• Unite In Tendering Their Felicitations By Associated Press. j OYSTER BAY. L. 1., Aug. 80.— Crowned heads of the world united with distinguished statesmen of Amer ica and Europe In according the glory of peaoe between Russia and Japan to President Roosevelt. Throughout last night and today telegrama of congrat ulation poured upon the president In a great flood. They came from persons of high degree and of low and from all quarters of the world. | 'Among the first messages received was one from the king of England, as follows: "Marlanbad, Aug. 29.— The President: Let me be. one of the first to congratu late you on the successful issue of the peace conference to which you so greatly contributed. EDWARD, R. I." Soon after a notably cordial cable was received from Emperor William of Germany. It. read: "To President Roosevelt: Just re ceived cable from America announcing agreement of peace conference on pre liminaries of peace. I am overjoyed to express my sincere congratulations at the great success' due to your un dying efforts. The whole of mankind must unite and will do so in thanking you for the great boon you have given iti •■■.■■ '. WILLIAM, I. R." Ambassador Jusserand of France sent this cablegram: l ■ "London, Aug. j 29.— T0 President Roosevelt: Heartfelt, warmest con gratulations. JUSSERAND." .Then came \\ telegrams from diplo matic representatives of foreign gov ernments in this country, from Sir Mortimer , Durand, 'the British embas sador, .from .'Minister Desplanches of Italy and from the Chinese minister. They, follow.'. .. .... ,■,, • "Lenox, [ Mass., Aug. 29.— Secretary to, the President: : Please"submlt to trie? president' my most j cordial congratu lations upon the success of his efforts to bring about peace. DURAND." j . '.. u Whole Orient Feels Gratef u l !"AMHERST, ."Mass., Aug.< 29.— The president: I beg to offer my hearty congratulations for the successful con clusion of your efforts for which the whole world., especially the Orient, is ever indebted to you. "CHENG TUNG LIANG CHENG." ~ "WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.— President Roosevelt: I beg to offer you, on behalf of 'the Italian government and also of myself,' heartfelt ' congratulations for your' great ' success in re-establishing peace. Italy,- since her constitution, has endeavored to be an element and fas tor of harmony among nations, and will greatly admire and praise the work you brought on so advantageously for the benefit of humanity. "DES PLANCHES, "Italian ambassador." Count Casslnl, .who recently was suc ceeded by Baron Rosen as Russian am bassador to 'the United States, cabled as follows: > "PARIS, Aug. 30.— President Roose velt: > Profoundly happy at the result of the negotiations which assure a peace honorable to both nations and in which you have taken so great a part. . "CASSINI." W. J. Bryan sent a message crediting the president with the peace agreement as follows: : "JANESVIL.LE, Wis., Aug. 29.— T0 President' Roosevelt: Accept congratu lations. . Your successful efforts to secure peace between Russia and 1 Japan reflect credit on the nation. "WILLIAM J. BRYAN." Cordial messages were also received from j senators and representatives in congress congratulating the president on his great triumph j for peace, • also one from former Secretary of State John W. Foster. TRUSTEES WILL NOT ACCEPT RESIGNATION OF M'CLISH By A«noc!ated Press j SAN JOSE, Aug. 30.— At a full meet ing of the board of trustees of the Unl verslty of Pacific, held In San Francisco today, It was decided not to accept the resignation of President Dr. Kll Mo dish. The • trustees paid a strong tribute to Dr. McCllsh's zeal in his work at that institution arid referred to the manner In which it Is handicapped by Us proximity to Stanford university. BOMB THROWN AGAINBT CONTRACTORS WINDOW By Associated Prees NEW YORK, Aug. 30.— A bomb thrown against the front of the house of Michael Faltldlna, a wealthy con tractor, In East One Hundred and Six teenth street timlgh', shattered the front door and windows and drove all >of the inmates in panic to the street. No one AMERICA AND EUROPE REJOICE THAT PEACE HAS WON AID BLOODSHED WILL BE ENDED CZAR-NICHOLAS II OF RUSSIA VARDAMAN UP IN ARMS ONCE MORE ACCUSES NEW 1 ' ORLEANS OF BAD FAITH ONLY FOUR DIED YESTERDAY Mississippi's Governor Declares That ,, Gulf Port Infection Came- From , : ■ Louisiana, Claiming ■ It , : s _, «JS,s..Latter'» : Fault" w~ j Y<L By Associated Press. NEW . ORLEANS, Aug. 30.-Report up to 6 p. -m. today: , New cases, 46; total to date, 1878; deaths, 4; total to date, 271; new foci, 13. Following a shower in the forenoon the weather turned warm again and It is probable that the low tempera tures of the last few days are over for the present. If the weather settles orders are to go out for fresh inspec tors and a repetition of the salting of the gutters. Among the list of stricken today are two physicians, making four In all who have succumbed. As to the gulf port Infection, Gov ernor Vardaman of Mississippi today said it came from Mississippi City and that Mississippi City got it from, New Orleans before the quarantine was. put in, due to the fact that the authori ties here acted in bad faith In conceal ing the fever. A controversy of large proportions Is expected to develop as to who have been culpable. The shipment of fruit to the west through Port Chalmotte was success fully launched today. The steamer Estrapa arrived, bringing '60,000 bunches of bananas. One hundred screened freight . cars awaited the fruit. " A second steamer, this San Jose, is due here September 1 with a slmi lap cargo and It is probable the steam ers will come regularly, from now on. The resumption of , the 'fruit, business will enable many of the' stranded Ital ians to obtain employment. Fever Appears In • Vicksburg By Associated Press. ' VICKSBURG. Miss., Aug. 30.— Dr. 1 John > ttuiteras |of the j public health service this" afternoon - reported two positive cases of yellow fever at Vicks burg. "Yellow Jack". In' Pensacola . By Associated Press. PENSACOLA. . Fla., : Aug. ..30.— One case of yellow fever developed here to day in the infected district.. '-'• Dr. Guiteras, the Cuban yellow fever ex pert, arrived tonight from New . Or leans, j ''■!, '' NEXT SUNDAY'S HERALD ' A SPECIAL EDITION The Herald of next Sunday will be an elaborate and beauti ful publication, with a handsome ly Illustrated cover and more than eighty pages, showing the wonderful Industries and growth of Los Angeles. Persons desiring extra copies and those wishing space for advertisements should apply Immediately, as the edition will be limited and the adver. tiling space Is rapidly being con. tracted for. ECLIPSE SEEN IN MANY PLAGES GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN t BY ASTRONOMERS SPLENDID VIEWS AT ASSOUAN American, Italian and French Expedl. tions Obtain Good Results in 'Tripoli — Observations .. . From Other Points v .;* .-.-•■. By Associated Press. SAN, JOSEy Aug. 30.— Cable, dis patches-received ' at Xlck t observatory today from the Lick eclipse parties an nounce the complete success of the ob servations. at Assouan, Egypt. The solar corona appeared to be of a type between those of the years 1893 and 1898. At Alhama, in Spain, light clouds interfered to some extent, but good re sults, were obtained. The corona had no permanent streamers, was circular in outline, about as it was photographed in 1893. : At both ■ these stations the photo graphs of the spectrum of the corona were secured, the program in Spain having been an extensive one for this purpose. The Labrador party 1b located so far from telegraphic communication • that no news has been received at the obser vatory this— the day of the eclipse. Clear View at Tripoli By Associated Press. TRIPOLI,, Aug. 30.— The American, Italian and French expeditions ob^ served the eclipse here today in a clear atmosphere. It lasted three minutes and four seconds. The shadow bands were particularly distinct, beginning ten minutes before the totality. j Bailey's beads were not . seen. The corona was evenly j developed. Prof. ■Todd of ■ Amherst college, head of the American expedition, took numerous photographs." ' . ■ ~ Conditions Favorable at Paris By Associated Press. 'TARIS, Aug. 30.— The eclipse of the sun was observed here under the most favorable conditions. Dispatches from Burgos, . Spain, re port .; that . excellent results .were,'ob tained by all the scientific expeditions. Military balloons took part in the ob servation there. ■ •' - . ... - The astronomers gathered in the vari ous districts of Tunis successfully car ried'- out experiments ' establishing valuable astronomical data. American Gets Good Photograph By Associated I-ress* GUETALMA, Algeria, Aug. 30.— The American astronomical expedition, headed by Rear Admiral Chester, su perintendent of the United States naval observatory, succeeded in obtaining a splendid photograph of the eclipse of the nun. " The expedition also by means of special apparatus sketched the ' sun's protuberances.' Chicagoans See Eclipse By Associated Press. CHICAGO, Aug. 30 — Thousands of eltixens got up at dawn today to wit ness the partial eclipse of the sun. On the South Side they were successful to a degree, but along the north shore the clouds and smoke rendered the phenom enon visible during- all the period of the eclipse, PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH MIKADO OF JAPAN PREBIDENTJ: ROOSEVELT WELL-TO-DO FARMER HELD LIABLEiTO DEPORTATION DENIED ADMISSION BECAUSE AGED SIXTY.TH REE August Albert, With, sll6B in His Pocket,, Who Has; Voted for Long Series of Presidents, Is Detained at . Ellis Island on Return from Europe By Associated Press. j NEW YORK, Aug. 30.— August Albert, who says that he has voted for several presidents, * including Theodore ■ Roose velt, ;• arrived ; here jon j Sunday ; In the steerage from Hambur g,: and admitting that he was not'a dtlzen of. the United States but was'a citizen' of the state of Michigan was sent' to 'Gills island and la likely to besent' back to Europe un less 'the officials 'at' Washington inter fere. Albert Is 63 years I old and had been an unmarried farmer- in Michigan for thirty-two i years • when j he '" decided to visit his old home In Saxony. This was about a year ago. ' lie .' was ' thunder struck when held up b>r the immigra tion officials and told ' that, because of his ajje, he was. likely to be refused ad mission to America. Albert showed $1168.20 in American money to prove that he was not likely to become a public charge, and declared that he regarded himself as still capable of working as a farmer. . ; - • . , He was examined by the Ellis island physician, then taken before the special board of inquiry and examined in Eng lish, which he speaks well. , He told some of the younger members oi the board that, he had voted fora president when they were little children and he did not think it right that he should be deported. He admitted that he had no- papers, to prove his declara tion, i but ' said ■ that : it ■ had been only necessary for him to declare his inten tion of hamming a citizen to ' become one.' ' The'board ' declared j he . must go back to Europe, ; but friends Interceded and the matter has been placed before the department of labor and commerce. If the board is upheld Albert will be a man without a country, as he never was a citizen of Saxony. ATTACKED BY THUGS AND SEVERELY INJURED W. M. Lennlgan , Knocked Down and Robbed of $57.50 by High. . waymen . W. M. Lennlgan, 80SH North Main street, was found at the corner of Downey avenue and Avenue Twenty at 1 o'clock this morning with a gash on the back of his head and a number of severe bruises about his face. He told the , patrolman that he bad been at tacked by two men who beat him and robbed him of , 157.60, which he had drawn from the bank yesterday morn- Ins;. He was sent to the receiving hos pital where his injuries ' were dressed. WOKLD APPLAUDS SUCCESSFUL ISSUE Russians Themselves Apathetic Japanese Disappointed at Outcome Court and Military Party In St. Peters. burg Express Much Discontent 'and Object to the Sakhalin!: Concession ' By Associated Press. PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Aug. 30.— Th» actual work of drafting the "Treaty of Portsmouth" began today. It is being done by Mr. de Maartens «nd Mr. Den- : nlson, acting as legal advlsers'for the , respective sides. While the "bases" of ', : peace have been accepted by. the plen ipotentiaries, considerable' detail re- ; . mains to be. worked out in the elabora-t-r ■ tion of the articles of the treaty. ■This • is especially true In regard ; to the art!- ']..■; cles dealing with the Chinese Eastern; railroad and the surrender; of the leases' of the Liao Tung peninsula, and, Port- Arthur and Talienwan (Dalny)., \ .' '_■' • ; .Mr, Pokotlloff, the Russian ."minister"' to Pekin, who was formerly manager of the Russo-Chinese , bank at. Pekin i and, . who has intimate knowledge of all. the ' details relating to those matters,' is as-, sistlng de Maartens'. . . • .. _ ' .•. • • ' [ A' very, anomalous situation exists as •"• to the impression created by the con clusion .. of peace. . While , the . outside world applauds In, Japan' there is'evl- .. dently great disappointment .'over,' .the '-: terms, and In . Russia, where it .would '. seem that there .should be universal rejoicing over the great diplomatic vic tory M.' Wltte - has , won, the ' govern- .' ment; seems to have received it coldly/,' ' With the people it will make M. ! Wltte : a great and popular figure and add to his laurels,'. but'at court ' evidently. tha -=\ very victory that M; Wltte has Achieved - , makes it all the more bitterly resented.': . It is, an •; open secret •< that 'when ."the emperor appointed M. Witte chief plen ipotentiary,; the .^military., party"' ex pected him to fall. ' They did not want' peace, and it was freely predicted in St. Petersburg when M. .Wltte: left that he had been given an impossible mission. " They expected him, to fail' in the nego- ' tlations or. to make a ''bad peace," and either would have spelled political ruin.' ' Instead, upon the .very terms > accord- , Ing ■ t0 ... which the emperor told Mr.~ Meyer he would make peace and upon-, which the military party did not believe : it i possible : for ■ peace ito be negotiated, M. Witte succeeded in securing a treaty honorable and favorable- to;- Russia. This has only exasperated his enemies the more and intrigue is again at work to discredit him. : - • " •. • ' Sakhalin Concessions Criticised Since Japan was in a' conciliatory THE MT.S NEWS FORECAST Southern California: Fair, cooler Thursday; light west wind. Maxi mum temperature in Los Angeles 'yesterday 97 degrees; minimum 68 'degrees. '■■_' ....;■ *~~ ' ' ~ 4 I—Peace1 —Peace causes, rejoicing. 2— Rlndge funeral. — -'< ; 3 —Tourmaline mining in San Diego. 4 —Sports. . 6 —Southern California news. ' 6—Editorial. * ,7— Rehearsing Japanese play. 8-9 —Classified advertisements. 10 —Loses liquor-license. 11.12—Public advertising.' 13 —Markets. 14—Change in Catholic chants. EASTERN Governor Vardaman of Mississippi up in arms apaiiist New Orleans. • ■ Secretary Bonaparte decides that • Commander Young of the Bennlngton must bo courtmartlaled. v»»t*v.»>%i»*isS Roosevelt flooded with telegrams of congratulation. FOREIGN Russians generally apathetic over peace news, but war party is bitter. General feeling In Japan one of dis appointment. ■ Filipino agitators for Independence >. have no well defined program. COAST Pasadena girl ,'evolves tales that startle the police. „ „ •<■ Mountain fire in " San Bernardino county, causes considerable apprehen * °New artillery post to be established at San Francisco. LOCAL '. Charlie Melnhardt, hor»e trader, out traded by civil attorney. Mrs. Hurley attempts to see lover at C< Mrs. ' Mersch and Officer Hellman re leased en ball.' Mother gives baby away In court. Carpenter dies from sunstroke. »«MMHH ' Weatherman Franklin promises - eoeler . weather for today. •. ■ • General Manager of Los Angeles Paciflo deplores accidents on his line. . Warm waather depletes reserve' water a supply and continuance means famine. .