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VOL. XXXITI, NO. 143.
MISSIONARIES CABLE THEIR
Situation Is Precarious but Men on
Ground Know How to Dls
. eern Danger and Give
Py Asuocintefl Press.
NEW TORK, Feb. 18.— In view nf the
many disturbing reports appearing In
the public press concerning tho condi
tions In China and tho possibility of
further outbreaks such as those at
Llencho\f and Shanghai, nnd the conse
quent anxiety of relatives and friends
of missionaries in China, the secre
tary of the missionary society of the
Methodist Episcopal church sent cable
grams of inquiry to Bishop Bashford
at Shanghai and also to representatives
of the severni missions of that church
at Tien Tsln, North China; Nangking,
Central China; J Chung King, West
China, and Foo Chow, for the Foo
Chow and illnghua missions.
These cablegrams were ..sent on
Thursday, February 15 and 16. That to
Bishop Bashford covered all the Meth
odist missions in China. He recently
returned from an official visit to the
West China mission, coming down the
river through the Central China mis
sion, whose chief stations are on the
Tang Tse. In the late fall he scent
some weeks in the Foo Chow and
Hanghua missions in the south, where
there has been the most agitation
among the Chinese people.
,"~v* ■ Reassuring Cables
' The bishop's cablegram, dated Feb
ruary 16, is reassuring. It is as fol
"All are safe lit China. No danger
The responses from the mission
treasurers in North, . Central, Western
and Southern China, dated February
17, are of like tenor to that from the
Tien Tsln— "No disturbances. Safe."
Nangking — "No trouble anywhere."
Foo Chow — "Foo Chow and Hlnghua
Chung King— "All quiet."
Not a letter received recently at the
missionary, office from any Methodist
missionary in : China speaks of any
trouble or ' -excitement among the
"Chinese people or expresses an appre
hension of an outbreak.
: ; : The secretary of the missionary so
de.ty added to the foregoing statement
the following: N . v " \
In Tranquil State
"As China is in a tranquil slate and
the leaven of western ideas is working
the -mass, some of the ferment is to
bo expected/ but any general uprising,
such as the Boxer uprising, is not very
• "The veteran .missionary, Dr. Arthur
Smith, author of 'China in Convulsion,'
expects some trouble and sporadic out
breaks, but does not believe that the
awful tragedy of 1900 can be repeated.
■ "The government of China knows
that the vengeance of the foreign na
tions would fall with terrific force not
only upon the dynasty, but upon the
empire itself if the terrible scenes of
1900 were re-enacted.
■ "The situation is delicate and calls
for prudence on the part of the mis
sionaries and precautionary measures
by the societies. The missionaries are
on the ground, many of them are men
and women of large experience antl
know how to discern signs of coming
clanger. It is safe to rely on their
I "Bishop Bashford is in Shanghai,
keeping careful watch over tho safety
of our missionaries. He will be quick
to see signs of danger and give warn
, BARRY BLAMES UNIONISTS
This Country Must Rectify Abuses
By Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 18.— D.
M. Parry, president of the National
Association of Manufacturers, said to
day that the board of directors of the
organization had adopted a resolution
on . the Chinese exclusion subject as
prepared by a special committee of the
.This resolution states that it is
deemed Inexpedient, under present con
ditions, to attempt to enter into a
treaty with China as to immigration
and calls upon congress to adopt such
legislation as shall correct present evils
and restore friendly relations with
I "Organized labor," said Mr. Parry,
Vhas much to answer for in the pres
ent deplorable condition of our rela
tions with China.
"Not only has the boycott enforced
by that country almost destroyed our
trade, but there is even talk of war as
the outcome of the situation.
"Organized labor is solely responsible
for the destruction of this trade and
will be solely responsible for any re
course to arms to quell disturbances
that may grow out of present condi
Yield to Agitators
"Our government, yielding to labor
agitators has not. only violated treaty
obligations with China In the past, but
has also for years,' through its immi
gration department given an adminis
tratlon of the exclusion laws that Is a
disgrace to a civilized nation.
"The facts being developed as to
the Indignities heaped upon the Chinese
travelera, officers and merchants visit
ing this country, and the outrages per
petrated from time to time on Chinese
subjects by government officials are
Dimply amazing. Also it must not be
forgotten that the labor unloVis on the
Pacific coast have actively maintained
a boycott not only ngalrmt Chinese lubor
being employed, but nleo. against all
foods iiiiido by Chinese. *
'.'ls It a mutter of wonder then that
the Chinese should now In turn resort
to the boycott.
."In tho present situation there is only
one honorable course for thl« country
to pursue and that is to rectify present
abuses iiikl make them impossible in
the- future. We cannot complain
against 'heathen' practices us long as
' XL'untlnued SO I'M* XwuJ
Los Angeles Herald.
nnir»r •! Unity hy Currier I /jr PCMTQ
PRICE I P*» Month Ibbl.trJlb
FIRE ON MAIN AND FIFTH
Raphael Company and Other Firms
Damaged by Flames and
Fire at 1 o'clock Mondny' morning
lighted up the sklea at Fifth and Main
streets and damaged ft number of firms
several thousand dollars.
The bin 7.0 had its origin in the rear
of the A. Ilaphael company, 807-811
South Main street, and spread up and
down the block.
Sash, doom, blinds, glass and other
stock were ablaze. •
Tho structure Is four stories and wns
well stocked. ' .
Officer O'Hrlen and others busied
themselves In saving office papers and
records, while tho department came on
record breaking time.
Loss to the Raphael company is
about $3000 by fire to stock nnrl proba
bly as much more by water to base
ment goods. ,
C. Webb, 614 Center place, has a loss
of $1600 to his carpenter shop.
The Arcndia rooming house sustained
losses by water.
OHIOANS MAKE ALLEGATIONS
Shooting at Pomona Leads Eastern
Officials to Revive Charges Against
Man and Wife for Alleged Con.
nection With Badger Game
Bpeclal to The Herald.
CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 18.— After three
months' unsuccessful search the police
of this city learned the location of
Homer Stantz when the news came
from Pomona, Cal., that he had been
shot by his .wife.
Stantz— if he is the same man— is
wanted here on a charge of blackmail
and had been a fugitive from justtlce
for three months.
' The police show by their records that
about the first of November William
Scott, living near Masslllon, reported
to them that he had been beaten out
of $1700 by one Stantz and his vtlfe
by means of the old badger " game. "
Scott says that Mrs. Stantz persuaded
him to leave his own wife and daugh
ter and go. with her by an alleged
arrangement between Stantz and his
wife. ■ i
Stantz made the discovery that Scott
and Mrs. Stantz had been together at
a New Philadelphia hotel. He de
manded a cash settlement of $2500 and
Scott compromised by paying him $1700.
The Stantze3 then disappeared.
The police took up the case on Scott's
complaint, made the charge of black
mail against' Stantz and for three
months have been trying to locate him.
Mrs. Scott has since secured a di
vorce on account of the escapade in
which her husband figured.
Stanzes Make Denial
Special to Tho lie: aid.
POMONA, Feb. 18.— Asked as to al
leged charges pending against them
both Mr. and Mrs. Stantz deny the
truth of the Ohio dispatches telling of
an alleged blackmailing transaction.
IDENTIFIED AS MURDERER
Los Angeles Man, Suspected of Hold.
up, Alleged to Have Fired
By Associated Press.
CINCINNATI, 0., Feb. 38.— Dan Dod
son of Los Angeles, Cal., arrested Sat
urday night as one of the highwaymen
who have been creating a reign of ter
ror in Cincinnati with numerous street
car and saloon hold-ups In the past
two weeks, has been identified as a
According to the confession of W. H.
Jackson, another member of the bandit
trio. It was Dodson who fired the shot
that killed Henry Ralsch, whose saloon
they tried to hold up Friday night. Be
sides this,' Mrs. Ralsch, who was In
the saloon when her . husband was
killed, has .positively identified him.
Dodson is silent. He was known here
as Charles "W. Wright. He is a rail
road news "butcher," 23 years old.
BRIDE HAS A QUIET DAY
Representative and Mrs. Longworth
Guests at Country Home of
Johi. R. McLean
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.—Represen
tative and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth,
who were married at the White House
yesterday, passed the day very quietly
at "Friendship," the country home of
John R, McLean, at Tennallytown,
which they are making their temporary
quarters. The weather was pleasant
most of the day, and the couple took a
stroll around the beautiful grounds
surrounding the place.
The gates of the grounds were closed
during the day, and it was said at the
house tonight that there had not been
SHAKEN BY AN EARTHQUAKE
Buildings In Kingstown, British West
Indies, Feel Effects of the
By Associated Press.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, B. W. 1.,
Feb. 16. — The most severe and pro
tracted earthquake shock that him been
experienced in this Island since 1902
was felt at 1:40 p. m. today.
Buildings of every neftrrlptlon rocked
violently Hiid people runned to the
streets. So far as has been ascertained
no serious damage resulted beyond the
cracking of walls here and elsewhere.
A mi mt 1 1 .- landslide occurred at tho
Cedars in the Windward district.
The cable between St. Vincent and
fit. liUcla la broken and the transmis
sion of messages to the United States
and elsewhere Is delayed.
MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1906.
SAYS MINERS' PRESIDENT
"Big Head" Is Labor Leader's Falling,
According to the District Presl.
dent, Who In Letter Flays
By Associated l'resn.
PITTSBURO, Fob. 18.-In a state
ment hn made public tonight President
Dolan nf the local district, United Mine
Workers nf America, scores the meth
ods of John Mltchel, national president
of the National Mine Workers, and
charges him with trying to shirk the
responsibility for the position in which
the mine workers arc In at present. '
Dolan also accuses Mitchell with
"playing to the galleries" by threaten
ing the operators with a national
strike, but that "the operators called
the bluff. I .'
Mitchell is further charged with
sending operators Into the local field to
defeat Dolan and that money belong
ing to the organization was being used.
The statement says:
"President Mitchell Is trying to shirk
the responsibility of the mess he has
got the miners of this country into by
saying that P am evidently trying lo
divide the miners' forces. I am not.
I am trying to save the miners from
the dangers which threaten them be
cause of Mitchell's lack of courage.
"Mitchell, nnd Mitchell alone, la re
sponsible for the serious situation
which confronts the miners. He got
started wrong In the joint convention
and did not have the courage and com
mon sense to make a temporary re
treat when he was worsted and should
have taken up. the fight along other
lines. : • ■ ,
"He led the argument for the miners
by demanding an advance irt wages on
the claim that prices of coal were high
er at that time than they were two
years ago. The operators immediately
took him at his word and' offered tto
bring in the books of all the com
panies in the country, large and small,
and have them examined, if the miners
would agree to takte a reduction if the
price were shown to be lower; the op
erators to pay an advance if the price
was shown to be higher. >'.••''
"F. L. Robbins asked Mitchell to
accept the offer. Mitchell never let on
he heard the question. Robbins re
peated, it a half dozen times and
Mitchell -Bat staring into space. Rob
bins appealed to the chair and the chair
ruled that Mitchell ought to answer the
question. Mitchell then arose and said:
" 'I decline to answer.'
"From that time on our cake was
dough. Mitchell may say I am not
smart enough to write an intelligent
statement, but a man does not have to
have a college education to know when
he is whipped, and the operators had
us whipped from that moment.
"When Mitchell saw what a mess he
was in he tried to scare the operators
from following up their advantage by
making radical statements and playing
to the galleries. He thought he would
scare the operators by the threat of a
national strike, but the operators
called our bluff.
After the Blunder
"After this blunder of Mitchell's we
were in a nice shape to ask the public
to allow us to shut off their coal, shut
down the railroads and stop the mills
and factories and then have the news
papers make public sentiment for us
by telling everybody how just our
"From the time Mitchell made that
first blunder he went from bad to worse
until the Ryan resolution made our sit
uation hopeless and we came on with
out any agreement. Mitchell has al
ways lacked courage. He is more
careful of his own reputation as a suc
cessful leader than he is of the inter
ests of his people.
"Never in his career has he fought
against the popular tide no matter
whether it was it was right or wrong.
"Two years ago, when the operators
whipped him into line for a reduction,
he disappeared from the convention
with an attack of what he called 'ner
vous prostratjon,' and after he got out
of a Turkish bath he made all the min
ers' leaders fight to have the delegates
accept the reduction before he would
"Mitchell says I have always been
unfriendly to his administration. I have
not, although he has always fought me.
I had the 'gall' to be a candidate for
national vice president against him in
1898, and ho never forgave me.
"I have letters in my des.'c to prove
that he sent organizers into this field
and Issued orders to spare no expense
to have me defeated for district presi
dent In my own field, and it was the
union's money and not his own that
he was willing to be so lavish with to
vent a personal spite.
"It has been evident for years to
everybody connected with the labor
movement that Mitchell is suffering
from a common ordinary dose of 'big
head.' He is working all the time
toward one-man power, and the truth
of the matter Is that he is not in touch
with his own people or with the min
ing situation. Circumstances have
made him. The tide has always been
In his favor until lately, and now he
does not measure up to his job.
"It takes something beside a Prince
Albert coat and a carnation in the but
ton hole to make a real labor leader.
It takes common sense rfhd courage,
and the man who lacks either ought to
hire somebody to tell htm of his short
comings and retire from his job.
BATTERED SHIP GAINS PORT
Steamer Columbia After Four At.
.; tempts Crosses River Bar
By AKsorliited Press
ASTOHIA. Ore., Feh. 18.— After mak
ing four attempts the passenger
steamer Columbia, from San Francisco
to Portland, succeedpd In crossing the
Columbia river bar this morning and
The peas were smashing badly and
the passenger* were thrown about
promiscuously and with considerable
force. • -~.
ZION'S ELKS GO TO SAN DIEGO
Antlered Herd Spends Sabbath as
Guests- of Brothers in Sea
Special to The Ilernld,
SAN 1)1 KOO. Feb. 18.— Fifty Elks
from Salt Lake City, accompanied by
a hundred Salt Lnke people who, hnd
cflme to Los Angeles on the big Elks'
excursion, en me down from the Angel
CUy this morning and have been en-
Joying themselves here during the day.
San Diego lodge of Elks kept open
houae all day and run an information
bureau for the benefit of the visitors.
A tally-ho ride hud been planned for
tho forenoon, but moot of tho visitors
escnped to Coronndo lleach before com
ing up to the Elks' hnll, so that the
trip wns postponed.
Thin nfternoon thi> warships in the
hnrbor received visitors nnd most of
tho irtnh people spent, a portion of the
Tomorrow morning a pnrty will be
mndo up for a trip to Tla Junna in
order that those of tho plensure sf>ek
rrs who want to mny step off Uncle
Sam's soil for a short time.
It is not exported that tho excur
sionists will return to I^os Angeles In
a body, but will go back before the
time limit on their tickets expires.
HEINZE TALKS OF HUGE MON.
New Concern Will Represent a Con.
solldatlon of Practically All State's
Copper Mines Outside of the
Special to The Herald.
NEW TORK. Feb. 18.— Arthur P.
Helnze said yesterday It. Is possible a
new company, which Is to be formed to
take over the properties purchased last
week from the United Copper company,
will also take over the Montana copper
properties of Senator Wm. A. Clark,
including the United i Verde Copper
Humor has been current for some
days that the new company would
eventually represent a consolidation of
practically all the Montana copper
mines outside of the Amalgamated
Copper company. -■■■»
The mines of Clark have proved enor
mously profitable and doubtless could
be only had at a very high price.
WOMAN'S STUBBORNNESS RAISES
PRICE OF MINE
Poor Prospector Left the Figures to
His Wife and She Held on .
Till Five Millions Cash.
Special to Tho Herald.
NEW YORK, Feb. 18.— Charles M.
Schwab has a woman to thank that he
paid $5,000,000 Instead of $1,000,000 for
the Montgomery Shoshone Mining
She was the wife of a poor prospec
tor, but she was level-headed and de-;
termined and her faith>in Bob Mont
gomery's clulm cost Schwab exactly
Eight months ago Schwab, in the. re
gion of Bullfrog, Nev., saw Bob's mine
and offered Montgomery $1,000,000 for
it. He took the proposition home to
his wife. She told her husband to ask
$5,000,000. Bob did and two weeks ago
Schwab paid not $1,000,000, as was Sup
posed at the time, but a sum nearer
GOVERNOR REFUSES TO TALK
Idaho's Chief Executive Takes Stand
That Detective's Movements
Should be Guarded
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 18.— A spe
cial dispatch to -the Oregonlan from
Boise, Idaho, says:
"Governor Goodlng positively refuses
to give out any information respecting
the arrest of Charles H. Moyer and
Charles B. Haywood of Denver. The
officer who went from hero to muke
the arrest was Deputy Warden J. C.
Mills, Jr., of the state penitentiary.
When he left is not even stated. For
weeks the officers have been absolutely
non-committal on the entire subject.
They have intimated from time to
time that they might have something
after awhile, but they have taken the
ground that any intimation of what
they were working on might prejudice
the interests of the judge, and all has
been successfully guarded.-
"Judge McPartland, the Pinkerton
manager at Denver, was here until
about a week ago, and then disap
peared. Others known to be working
on the case have been absent from
Boise for weeks. Capt. Swain returned
to Boise from Spokane a few days
ago and then disappeared."
JOHN STETSON EXPIRES
Millionaire Hat Manufacturer Passes
Avvay at His Florida, Winter
DELAND. Fla., Feb. 18. — John B.
Stetson, the millionaire hat manufac
turer of Philadelphia, died at his win
ter home at Glllin, near Deland, today,
Mr. Stetson was stricken with apo
plexy this morning and died without
regaining consciousness. His wife was
the only member of his family present.
Mr. Stetson had been feeling quite well.
The body will be taken to Philadel
RELATIVEB ARE SHOCKED
Enjoyed Good Health .When He Left
PHHrfAPKLPHIA, Feb. 18. - The
death of John H. Htetson was a great
shock to his relatives ttnd friends In
Philadelphia. When Mr. Btetnon left
here he was enjoying good health and
he looked forward to spending a pleas
ant winter in the south. Ha leaves a
widow, two sons and » daughter, ->^,
ASSEBT ASCOT OFFICIAL IS UNFAIR
Signed Statement Accuses Him of Ordering That
Kace Track Be Flooded and Harrowed on
Night Previous to the liearcatcher-
Cruzados Special Match Kace
Differences between horsemen rela
tive to the official conduct of James
Woodlawn Rrooks, manaKer of Ascot,
have culminated In a presentment by
certain of tho horsemen of formal
charges of misconduct and unfair deal
ings upon the. part of Brooks during
the present meeting, and the "bill of
particulars" specifies the particular
acts wherein the horsemen feel ag
grieved and seek redress.
At. the name time, charges of unfair
methods by "Boots" Durnell In racing
horses In his charge are made by J. J.
McCafferty. and one of these charges
relating to the claiming of Cutter out
of a selling race several weeks ago
has already been presented and acted
upon, and the decision of Judge Ham
ilton is expected today.
The differences between Brooks and
the horsemen have been of long dur
ation and the subject of discussion by
the horsemen before sessions of the
board of directors, but no action by
the governing board of the Jockey club
has been had to date,
A statement of the contentions of the
horsemen, under date of January 18,
Is as follows:
To Directors of Los Angeles Jockey
Club— Gentlemen: Believing that the
Interests of both the Los Angeles
Jockey club and our own are being
placed in a most critical condition un
der the present management, we desire
to bring the following charges to your
First. The Interference in the man
agement of your able track superinten
dent, Mr. Glass, when the usual track
conditions were ordered changed at the
time of the special race between Bear
catcher, Handzarra and Cruzados in
order, we believe, that Bearcatcher
might become an almost certain winner
and that a certain clique might win.
Second. In regard to the former
handicapping of , horses "in ..certain
stables or stable connections in which
it is common gossip that. one of your
officials haj a large interest handed
down from- tha.estate.of. Caesar-Young,
which Interest was conveyed In the
horses Watercure and Alencon, who
were transferred or sold into the stable
and stable connections most favorably
treated in the handicaps and condi
tioned races. In support of these
rumors we wish to call your attention
to the following facts: ' "
l; The said official did endeavor -to
engage a Jockey for said stable.
2. The special, unusual and discrim
inating conditions of races in the week
ly program books which virtually bars
nearly one-half of all horses other than
selling platers. frt »'''■■'■'
For example: During the present
week, second race on Wednesday, Jan
uary 17, why should nearly every 3
year-old filly on the track have to give
Silver Sue ten pounds, a mare that has
won a selling stakes and four selling
purses since June 1 and nine races
before that, Including stakes that were
not selling races, of a total value of
about $10,000, and on May, 3l won a con
dition race and because she had not
won a race other than selling since
June 1 why should fillies that have
never won but one race give her
weight? Why t".ld she have a race of
the same conditions on Thursday, Jan
Why should every horse that has won
on any of tho New York tracks have
to give Fireball" from five to twelve
pounds in the fifth race January 17,
the fifth race January 20 and the fifth
race on next Saturday, January 27?
Why should Alencon, a horse that has
won six races since November 10 and
over $3000, Including the Mt. Lowe
handicap, have to have a special race
for next Thursday, January 25?
Why should fillies like L. J. Kose's
Neatness and A. B. Spreckels' Daruma,
neither of which has won a race since
last April, have to give a filly like Wee
Lass, that won late in July, seven
pounds, as they did in the first race
today, January 18? Why should Theo
Case i have to have a special race for
himself on January 5 and again on
Why should Hector, a colt that won
one race at Brighton Beach, worth $810
to tho winner, have to have a special
race for himself on January 20, barring
nearly every fair colt on the track?
Take any of the weekly books and
any of us can pick them out on almost
every day and we think they all come
from the same Fourcn. V .' . ■
Why should the weights on Rubric
and "Varieties be increased in the handi
caps while they remained the property
of McDanlels or Walker and as soon
as they were sold, why should it be
3. In the animosity shown to certain
parties since our meeting with some of
the directors on January 10. As, on Jan
uary 10, when Lady Allece, the property
of F. T. Woods,' one of the protesting
owners, begaln to stop near the finish
of the race In which she ran second.
During the finish of that race, your
official handlcapper kept fihoutlng,
"Beat the son of a — !"
And again, in regard to throwing out
entries of Ding Dong II and Kinsman,
the property of C. T. Boots, another
protesting owner. From November, 30
until January 11 there was not an en
try of Boots thrown out. Since that
rtifte he has entered In but four races
other than the 'handicap on Wewnes
day, January 17, in which Borghesi
started, and in two of the four times
his entry has been thrown out. In the
case of Ding Dong there Is no com
plaint as he has run very poorly, but
in the case of Kinsman it is far differ
ent, for the race In which Kinsman was
c-ntered wus for horses that had not
won since November •1, 1905. There
were about forty entries in the rare.
The race was split, making two races,
fourteen horses in each race, leaving
about twelve that could not start.
In splitting a race, the best horse*,
nro supposed to be put In the first
division and the next best in tha sec
ond division. In the flint division of
(he fourteen entries there were five that
had not finished second or third, In
t lie division «f Hi? touilecjj su:
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trios there wns but one (hat had fin
ished in tho money. Pettljnhn, who
out of six starts had been third once.
Now, Kinsman hnd been second twice
and third twice. Where did hn belong?
Wan he too had for the good division
or was he too good for the bad
dlvlplon? ,: ..'; v
Gentlemen, we state the facts to you.
The condition of the track was ordered
changed. The only horses that have
not had their weights raised in handi
caps after winning are Rubric, Alencon,
Fireball. The horses most favored by
the special conditions of the races are
Fireball, Alencon, Sliver Sue, Wee
L.ns» und Tlito Case. Tho treatment
of owners who met some of your di
rectors on January 10 has been dllter
ent since that date.
Wo feel that we voice the sentiment
of the majority of owners In stating
that should the meeting close with the
present feeling among horsemen toward
the management, that neither the ma
jority of the eastern owners nor the
better class of western stables would
return another year and that your
track would lose the confidence of
horsemen and public in general. ■
Gentlemen, we appeal to you for. the
protection of your own property, for
the safety of racing at Ascot and for
Justice to ourselves."
The statement is signed by C. T.
Boots, J. J. McCafferty and Henry
The Match Race
F. B. Van Meter, owner of Hand
zarra, was asked regarding the charge
that Brooks had given the order to flood
the track and harrow| it on the night
before the match race between Bear
catcher, Handzarra and Cruzados, and
"I was informed after the races on
the clny before the match race that
Brooks had issued an order to the as
sistant to Superintendent Glass to flood
the track and harrow It and keep the
roller off of it.
"Knowing that Handzarra could not
run in heavy going and that her chances
of winning would be absolutely ruined
If the- order was carried out, I ap
pealed to George Rose to have, the
"Roße and Judge - Hamilton took it
flip" ' immediately afterward"" I under-
I stand, and the order was revoked and
' the track, which was lightning fast the
night before the race, was practically
In the same condition next day. That
Is all the information I can give you
on the: subject."
The news of the order having been
issued caused great indignation among
the horsemen at Ascot, but was not
given out to the public. This formed
the basis of the first ill-feeling between
the horsemen and the manager of the
The sceond act of Brooks which
fanned the flame of wrath against him
was the posting of a notice In the pad
dock a few weeks ago to the effect
that horsemen and trainers should
cease criticising the assignment of
weights in handicaps and stakes. The
notice is as follows: '
OWNERS AND TRAINERS.
The 'lntention of handicap races at
this track is to make good contests. In
the futurewe do not care to have horses
entered In handicaps unless it is the
owner's intention to start them. We
also do not Intend to have any klcklngs
or criticism in front of the box re
garding weights. Parties doing so
must run their horses In selling or
condition races. Owners and trainers
who are wise enough to know just what
horse will win a handicap would do
much better to wait and conceal their
knowledge and bet on the horse when
the race is run.
J. W. BROOKS, Manager.
Another grievance which the horse
men have advanced is that Brooks re
cently attempted to interfere with
Starter Holtman In the discharge of his
duties In sending the fields away from
A report became current that Holt
man and Brooks had quarreled while
Holtman was attempting to send away
a field of horses January 25, the quar
rel being occasioned by Brooks'
language In Instruct!!— Holtmun as
regards treatment of horses and
jockeys at the post.
It is related that following the quar
rel Brooks informed Holtman that he
was discharged, and this report reached
the ears of the horsemen, causing con
sternation among them becauße Holt
man Is considered one of the most com
petent officials In this line.
Committees called upon George Rose
and other directors of tho jockey club
and stated the details as I. had been
given to them. The affair was stilled
and Holtman continued in his position,
wihle the public wan none the wiser as
to the accuracy of tho report.
All these things have added in mak
ing more Intense the strained relations
between the manager and horsemen at
Ascot and since their attempts at
securing a hearing before the board of
directors have failed thus far they
have almost become discouraged with
the hope deferred. • . '
The horsemen formed an owners' as
sociation several weeks ago and ap
pointed a committee to meet the direc
tors, and this committee presented
their grievances to a portion of the
board January 10, at which they were
assured of prompt action upon their
This committee was composed of
Henry McDanlel, trainer of Jake San
ders, Rubric, Good Luck and others
of the Tlchenor string; W. D, Randall,
trainer for C. W. Clark, owner of Chan
tllly and Valeureuße; J. L, Holland,
owner of Masterson, Hester AY and
Memories; F. T. Wood, owner of Dr.
llnlllH, l<ady/ Allece and others; C. T.
Bocts, owner of Horxhesl and the Kim
wood Btock farm horses; F. H. Vun
Meter, owner of Ilandznrra and others;
William Walker, owner of Marshal Noy
and othors; J. J. McCafferty, trainer
for J. A. Wemberg's ((table, which in
cludes lilg Ken, Charley, Col. Ruppert
and Klaxman; W. I\ Maxwell, trainer
for Mrs. U Curtis, owner, of Kupenla
«s It-outlawed AA «*•«!• Two), VJ
Los Angeles Street Firms
Suffer Heavy Loss
Fire at 2 o'clock this morning threat,
ened a big area In the Los Angeles
It started on the east side of Lei
Angeles street between Second and
The Standard Woodenwirs Co.,
Brownsteln, Newmark & Louis and the
Hawley.Klng Carriage company wers
the first firms to suffer.
Firebugs are thought by the police
to be responsible.
The fire broke out in the rear or the
Standard Woodenware company's store
at 230-234 South Los Angeles street this
morning about 1:30, and for a time It
was feared that the whole building and
contents would be consumed.
As near as could be learned at 2:20
o'clock the damage wil not exceed
$15,000, of which $6000 Is covered by In
The entire contents of the main bulia- .
ing, together with the structure, is said
to be Insured for $85,000. >
The fire started In the new two
story addition In the rear of the main
building and for a time was confined
to that structure.
Six engines were on the scene within
a few moments and as many lines of
hose carried streams of water onto'
the burlng stock of an Inflammable
character, every possible effort was put
forth to keep the fire confined in the:
rear building. •■;,;-;;
The fire, was discovered by Officer
Block. He was passing the Los An
geles street neighborhood when a glare
caught his eye. ' -V. •|;?V
A moment later, .with a loud deton
ation, the glass broks.out and he felt'
a burst of flame that 'warned, him" that
a quick action was necessary. ■ He ran
.to -the nearest fire alarm box; ' -' : ~f- ; ;'i
That the fire did not gain a quicker
headway seems strange, because most
of the nearby engines companies were
busily engaged at the Raphael fire at
Fifth and Main streets.
As many of the companies as could
be spared were detached from the earl
ier fire and were sent posthaste to the
Los Angeles street blaze. "'.;•,:■;',•'*',
The early arrivals seeing the danger
that threatened at once called for help
and all. the available companies were
sent into the new fire zone. '•.'?'
. Because of the other fire' and the
Sunday night crowds, the throng, of
bystanders was greater than usual and
every moment as the glare lit up the
skies, more spectators began gather
The police department suspected that
some firebugs were at work and all
patrolmen who could be reached were
brought in from the outlying districts
to make a dragnet of suspects and all
characters who cannot explain their
tContlnned on Page Two)
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Fair Mon.
day; light west wind. Maximum
temperature In Los Angeles yes.
| terday, 66; minimum, 51. -
1 China conditions more reassuring.
2 — McCall expires at Lakewood. > ;'-;
3 — Says arewell to congregation.
4— Tells of war on liquor traffic.
5 — Sports.
6 — Editorial.
7 — City news.
8 — Southern California news.
! 9 — Exciting times in gold camps. /
10.11 — Classified advertisements.
12 — Mestayer makes hit at Burbank.
Big army appropriation bill will occupy
entire week In congress.
John A. McCall. former life Insurance
president, dips at hie country home.
President Roosevelt has taken a per
sonal Interest In the territorial fraud
President Roosevelt talks of Hepburn
bill and expresses his views.
President Dolan scores mine work
ers' chief, Mitchell. ,
Hungary's crisis Is due today on th«
dissolution of parliament.
Missionaries report that China condi
tions are more reassuring.
Clement Armand Fallleres becomes
President of France.
King Christian of Denmark Is burled
in Roskllde. >.*.,<,
Holllster, Cal., to have (20,000 hall of
Bait Lake Elks Journeying to Ban
New York man predicts a million peopU
for I .cis Angeles in twenty years.
Barb spring tourist rush In Los Angel** ■
will break all records.:.- " xm.»-tu< »"%iwaai
Southern California editor* devote Sun- I
day to trolley, auto and boat riding at
beach resorts. . '*.««**?««* -^Lassi ' - > ■•■
The Greater Los Angeles movement I*
recelvinK .1,, , . ii. attention at the hands
of the commission.
.Rector Sherman of Si Athanaslus Kpls
copal church hlds farewell to his I'ongro
gptlnn and goes to Hi. Louis tuduy. ,■•■■■■•
St Thomas' Catholic church observes Its' I
first anniversary. • .-■,.; . — •
Dusen r.ni.liiliiteK are mentioned foi
school superintendent of l. oh Angeles.
Henry i: Harbour i rest* »f B) »lo *.k
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