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IN SEVEN PARTS VOL. XXXIV. NO. 41. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO HOLD WORLD'S FAIR ESCAPES 50 YEAR SENTENCE Confession Saves a Lcmg-Term Convict Innocent Man Secures His Freedom: Guilty Will Be hmished Affidavits Forwarded to Governor Par. dee, and Prison Doors Will Open Soon to Release Richard Dowdall SprriHl to The Herald. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 10.— Richard Dowdall, recently «put to prison for fifty years on a charge of holding up former Coroner T. W. Leland! of this city, will in all probability exchange his stripes for n suit of citizen's clothes and walk forth a free man. within a few clays. Just how It seems to be placed be hind the bars of a penitentiary, with a sentence hanging over you which, if ■served, menus that nevermore will you ggee the light of day. hear the sweet songs of the birds, or be able to con verse with members of your family, and then to suddenly be grafted a full pardon,' Richard Dowdall could tell if lie would. . . x But added to the apparent hopeless ness of his case was the knowledge that lie was as Innocent of the crime as a , babe . unborn. •, He ' had ■ sinned ' before, • j in- fact, V^" b >iß-. 'criminal und had " served tiro?, but when "arrested he was a free man and to nil Intents and pur poses: attempting to make the best of what remained in life for him. At the time of the hold-up Dowdall was arrested and accused of the crime. He happened to be In the vicinity of the robbery, and his past counted against him. Then, to make the case complete, Mr. Leland identified. him. as one of the hold-ups. The rest was easy, and Dowdall was promptly headed for \he penitentiary. Today, however, a letter signed by Assistant District Attorney Hanley and Assistant District Attorney Heney and District Attorney Langdon was- for warded to Governor Pardee asking for D owel.ill's pardon, find it will unques tionably be granted. The communication was accompanied by affidavits from Dr. Lelund and Mr. Heney, together with the confession of the gas-pipe thugs, Dabner and Siemsen, who have admitted that they alone planned and executed the hold up. . FLAMES DESTROY PACKING HOUSE By Associated Press. SAN JOSK.CaI., Nov. 10.— The burn ing: of the Rosenberg Brothers' packing house near the Broadgauge depo; early tills morning resulted in a total loss of $238,600, as follows: Main packing hou.se, with machinery. $100,000; Weber warehouse, $500u; prftnes In packing house and thirteen carload! of prunes on t> nearby switch, $105,600; fourteen cars, one loaded with box Hhooks, $28,000. The bulk Of the insurance Ih placed in San Francisco and cannot be ascer tained, the total insurance with local agentt on buildings and contents be ing only $59,500. The loss on the cars, owned by the Southern Pacific com pany, in fairly well covered by Insur? an.cc. The fii'e Is believed to have originat ed ill the boiler room. About 5000 gal lons of crude oil were stored In the basement beneath the main packing lioune and this took fire in the early siagr ol the conflagration. Switch 611 tiinun succeeded in hauling out nearly a hundred car* winch were threatened by the. flames. PLAY POKER AND FIGHT DUEL TO THE DEATH i;y Aovnclated ITems PORTLAND, Ore.. Nov. 10.— A special lo tl»*- OregAPlan from Burns, Ore., rays that following a dispute over a liok r game, during which knives were drawn by both men. George Van Cre I tier and James MoKlfSlck separated. Van Cremer secured a pistol and re turned to the. saloon ulwrc Mci\isnick was waiting tor him with a shotgun. The men then adjourned to the back oi the saloon, where v duel «uh fought in the drajt, and Van Cremer received injuries fioin which be died while be ing brought here for medical treatment. McKlsslck wnH \4nllljured and sur 1 'tidered himself to the authorities oori r Hums, Bflf-deiense Is claimed. DR. MINOT J. SAVAGE ENTERS SANITARIUM Hv Aworlated I'r.-.-s CLEVELAND, Nov. 10.—Announce meat was iHii.ic today by Dr. Minot .'. ' J. i Savage, the eminent clergyman of ■New York, that by reason of the un- A settled condition' of his health he has Yyieen pluted lit a private sanitarium for \Wl>r. Havage resigned last : E"«bruary as l>.V>stor of the Church of Messiah, in .1 private wnUai lum foj tnu'nt led last X.l.' i 'huivli oi ih, >. I 'tjßW.' York, and 'went-, to California, I fliere he remained for several month*, 1. V t his health showing no Improvement J "\rt. . he returned here. ' ' I Los Angeles Herald. rnibc. I rcr Month i 65 CENTS JAMES PLAYS FOR SUFFERERS' BENEFIT For the benefit of those who were injured and the families of those killed in the collapse of the Hotel Bixby at Long Beach Louis James and his company of players presented last night in the Tabernacle at Long Beach the Shakespearean drama, "The Merry Wives of Windsor." The entire pro ceeds will be turned over to a committee to be named by Mayor Downs of Long Beach for distribution among the suf ferers. Although the night was made somewhat unpleasant by reason of the hcavv fog the Tabernacle was filled. More than $1500 was realized from the performance. Mr. James was given a most hearty wel come by the Long Beachers, who enjoyed every moment of his excellent portrayal of Sir Tohn Falstaff. MT. VESUVIUS SHAKEN BY QUAKE By Associated Prpss. NAPLES, Nov. 10.— At noon today Mount Vesuvius and the surrounding villages were shaken up by a kind of earthquake, which was accompanied by detonations and followed by a con siderable fall of ashes, especially over Ottajano, which was destroyed dur ing the eruption of last April and Is now in course of reconstruction. The phenomenon caused great alarm. Investigation showed that part of the crater' of the volcano Mad fallen in. During the afternoon there were three more slight shocks In the Vesu vian rejrlon and a further discharge of ashes, which was blown In the direc tion of Pompeii and Ottajano. Thus far Naples has not been affected by the eruption, although a dark column of smoke Ha *c seen from this city hovering vr*T the crater. Professor Matteuccl, director of the Royal observatory on Mount Vesuvius, in an interview with the Associated Press, said: "I do not believe this is a new erup tion, as all the phenomena preceding such an event are lacking. I think the rain of ashes was caused by the slipping down of the superior lip of the crater, and that the earth trem blings were due to water from the re cent heavy rains, having reached the fire zone Inside the volcarlb, producing an internal explosion." FOUR INJURED IN REAR-END COLLISION By Associated Press. ROCKY FORD, Colo., Nov. 10.— Kast bound passenger train No. 604 ran Into the rear of a freight train, on a siding in the yards today, severely injuring four persons, as follows: A. Whitehead, passenger engineer, hip crushed. E. McKee, passenger fireman, knee crushed. J. E. Needham, baggageman, fingers crushed and other bruises. The passenger engine, a baggage car and the caboose and five loaded freight cars were wrecked. A number of passengers were thrjown from their Beats and bruised. The accident is said to have been caused by the care lessness of a brakeman in leaving the switch open. SHAW THINKS PRESENT CONDITIONS SATISFACTORY Isy Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.— Secretary Shaw has returned to the city from his campaigning tour. When asked if anything could be done to relieve the financial situation he replied that unless conditions mater ially changed he would not refund buy bonds, increase deposits nor "do 'any thing else." The treasury, he said .holds $25,000, 00 that can be used as a last resort, but it will not be used! until absolutely necessary. What has been done has been done In response to business conditions. Unless business conditions are again disturbed nothing further need be done. Hearst to Take a Rest By Allot iate.l Pr4M, NEW YORK, Nov. 10.— The Inde pendence league announced today that William Randolph , Hearst will leave this city on Monday for California for recuperation from the strain Incident to his gubernatorial ■ campaign. ♦»♦ GENERAL SHAFTER GROWING WEAKER Mj»-.-tii l lv The Herald. BAKERSFIE^D, Nov. 10. — Late tonight Gen. Shafter took a decided turn for the worse and is now rapidly growing weaker. At times during the day he seemed to rally, but his condi tion for the past twenty-four hours has been serious and his death would occasion little surprise. Several physicians and the menibrr> .if the Shafter family are le constant ! SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11, 1906. HENRY E. HUNTINGTON, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF D'.^EC TORS OF MONSTER EXPOSITION MUST ANSWER PEONAGE CHARGE By Associated Press. PENSACOLA, Fla., Nov. 10.— Twelve officers and employes of the Jackson Lumber company of Lockhart, Ala., were indicted by the United States grund jury here tonight for peonage and conspiracy to commit • peonage. Three cases of peonage are charged against some of the employes, it being alleged that they went into Walton county, Florida, and forcibly brought back to the lumber camps foreigners who had left the employ of the com pany and who were endeavoring t<> reach other towns. Beating and ill treatment are charged in the indict ment. The offenses are alleged to have oc curred last July. W. S. Harlan, man ager of the company, was Indicted on two counts of conspiracy to commit peonage and Robert Gallagher, who Is foreman, was indicted on two counts of alleged peonage and one of con spiracy. Six of the men were held under bonds for trial which Is to be commenced next week. The other six are yet to be arrested. THOUSANDS TO DEMAND A RAISE By Associated Pr<=ss. CLEVELAND. Nov. 10.— The ■• Plain Dealer tomorrow will print a long news article on the different phases of rail road wages In the territories and one of the most important features of it will be a statement, on the authority of Grand Chief Engineer Warren M. Stone of the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, that em ployes of over thirty railroads have united In a demand "upon the roads for higher wages, shorter hours and dif ferent \vorktng conditions. . ~. . 4 • Mi. Ston« is quoted as saying that the demands have been formally pre pared and the roads are given until De cember 10 to make answer. Mr. Stone left tonight for New York, but before leaving stated that the settlement: of the talk of a strike of switchmen in Chicago today had not removed any point that is to be put In Issue in the. demands to be mad.' of the roads weft of Chicago. These demands, he said, would be presented next week. Suicide Falls Into River B ACKAMENTO. Nov. 10.— An uniden mi..i man committed suicide. just be fore 13 o'clock today on the bridge across the Siicriinicnio river. In this city. lie ;Hii ,i two ; pistol shots into his head and fell back Into the river. Th« river is being dragged for . . tho BLANCHARD FAVORS THE OWENS RIVER PROJECT Special to The Herald. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.— C. E. Blanchard, executive offi cer of the reclamation service, returned today from an inspec tion trip through the west. He said: "Imperial valley is now as sured of immunity from the overflow of Colorado river and settlers will pour in upon these astonishingly fertile lands. "Work is progressing favora bly on Laguna dam and at Roosevelt dam, at head of Salt river, immense activity is dis played. The Owens river I found was to be diverted to Los Angeles and surrounding country.. "The city of Los Angeles having completed purchase of rights of way, there is no ob stacle to the construction of the big canal. We have surveyors in the Owens river country, gauging streams and so on, but the government will do noth ing, of course, to interfere with the rights of the city of Los Angeles. In fact, we shall co operate with the city officials." MANY GREET GOVERNOR ELECT By Associated Press. EUREKA, 001., Nov. 10.—Uoveinor elect Hill.'tt arrived today on the City ol Tcipeka. Upon the iurivul of the it«amer business wuh gi'iii'ially VUSpendtd at the suutul of the fire whistles. ' The many whistles • brought hundreds of people .to the wharf to welcome th« distinguished passenger. Every • auto mobile In lflurektt wub elaborately dec- o rated an were also the houses and public buildings throughout the city. The shipping on the bay also unfurled bunting.' The tugs Ranger, . Pomona and Antelope and several Btnaller craft, with bands and. hundreds of. citizens aboard, -steamed out to meet the City of Tupeku. As ,Mr. and Mrs. , Qlllett Btepped down ' the plank ■ they were pliu'eit in automobiles and escorted by leading clttsens through the streets. As the. procession wended Us way throngs of people from all parts of tin? country ■ greeted. It. ' All - of which : was graciously acknowledged by Mr. Ulllett. MASKED MEN MAKE BIG HAUL By Associated Presn. I SAN LUIS OBISPO, Nov. 10.— Two masked men each armed with a brace of revolvers entered the saloon of Dempsey and Harris at 2 o'clock this morning and held up R, L. Dempsey, one of the proprietors, and several others who were in the place. 1 Kd Harris, Dempse.y's partner, who ; entered a few minutes later, was lined ■ up with the other victims and all ar- I tides of value taken from them. Harris was then compelled to open the safe from which $400 was handed over to the robbers who, after rifling the cash register, taking a drink, some cigars and a bottle of whisky, left the saloon on n run. The robbers were dressed In new overalls, junipers and caps with hand 1 kerchiefs for masks. The clothinar store of W. H. Shultz was robbed ear lier In the night and articles of cloth- I ing taken corresponding to those worn I by the burglars. Both desperadoes were young men of light complexion. COMPROMISE PREVENTS STRIKE CHICAGO. Nov. 10.— The trouble be tween the union switchmen and the twenty-three railroads entering Chica go was finally adjusted tonight and all danger of a strike of the 20,000 men has been averted. | The switchmen belonging to the Brotherhood of Hallway Trainmen who refused the advance of 3 cents an hour, accepted . by the men belonging to the switchmen's union, • at' a conference with the railway managers tonight reached an agreement whereby the brotherhood naen are to receive an ad vance of 4 cents an hour in wages, as all the other demands made by the men had been previously nettled. , . Tonight's action puts an : end to the controversy. TABLE OF TEMPERATURES <$ I 'City. »»la. Max. i ■I l.<>» AuKelc-a ... 411 Ml • $> St. I'uul 30 40 .. ■ • < iilt-u|(<> ■' 3«l 02 N,,ukHur an ' ,4H '•< ■',■ omitiiu ; . «* ' 4H i i 4 - 11..-IOU 40 hi <• • > llruvrr 40 60 . <• <|> l'lll>l,urK *» •» i <|> It. I.uiilm . 40 I M 4 . -..ill l.nk* 40 r>H 4 •itov York ..... 4* C Xt 4 •• lilnulii ..:... 04 ,T4 -<» •v I nil.- llurk !»■! TK v. . Sun KrHuvlavo 04 «8 4 PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS WORLD'S GREATEST EXPOSITION TO BE HELD IN ANGEL CITY TO COMMEMORATE OPENING OF CANAL Primary Object of V,rst Enterprise Will Be the Promotion uf Universal Pe^ce— The Fair Has Backing < f Most Solid Business Men in 8 ate— To Incorporate ior $25,000,000 Directors of the Universal Peace and Commerce Exposition are as follows : H. E. Huntington, President. Fred Hines. E. H. Conger. Frank Wiggins. M. H. Flint. W. L. Craig. R. A. Rowan. Frank R. Strong. W. C. Patterson. Stoddard Jess. A. M. Parsons. Warren Gillelen. J. Ross Clark. A. C. Parsons. Randolph Miner. Niles Pease. Robert Marsh. Felix Zeehandelaar. J. A. Fairchild. A. B. Cass. S. A. Butler. H. R. McKee. H. C. Norris. Ben McLendon. E. W. Gilmore. i Incorporators of the Universal Peace and Commerce Ex position : H. E. Huntington. Frank R. Strong. A. B. Cass. Randolph Miner. W. J. Washburn. Walter Vail. W. C. Patterson. Robert Marsh. Frank Wiggins. H. C. Norris. W. L. Craig. A. G. Wells. Fred Hines. Seward A. Simons. M. H. Flint. Epes Randolph. E. H. Conger. E. W. Gilmore. Fred Baker. . R. A. Rowan. J. A. Fairchild. A. C. Parsons. Reese Llewllyn. Ben McLendon. Felix Zeehandelaar. S. A. Butler. J. Ross Clark. Warren Gillelen. A. M. Parsons. H. S. McKee. Niles Pease. Frank G. Finlayson. Stoddard Jess. LOS ANGELES will hold the great est International exposition ever given in the history of the world. It will eclipse the world's fairs of Chicago and St. Louis and the Paris exposition of 1900 will fade Into insig nificance beside It. Plans are being perfected on a scale that exceeds any previous effort on either hemisphere. Last night a large number of the most prominent and wealthy men of Los Angeles and vicinity met In the committee room of the chamber of commerce and formed a corporation, capitalized at $25,000,000, as the first step. Before plans have advanced to completion this capitalization mny be increased to $100,000,000. The monster fair will be held in 1915. This date was chosen as running an nearly parallel with the completion of the Panama canal and the Owens river project as can be estimated so far in advance. This exposition will be for the pur pose of "displaying and advancing the arts, sciences, industries and Inventions and for commemorating man's achieve ment In the cause of civilization," as stated In the articles of Incorporation, but this Is not all. One of the chief ends of the incorporation Is the promo tion of universal peace, and with thia object in view the exposition will be k;nown as the "Universal Peace and Commerce exposition." All Nations to Be Invited The articles of Incorporation state that the exposition is for the purpose of "promoting a sentiment of univer sal peace and encouraging a reign of harmony between all nations and peo ples of the earth. All organizations and governments will be Invited to send representatives to such commission, authorized to unite In an effort to es tablish an era of universal peace." The articles of incorporation will be filed Monday. Ever since the Owens river project was assured of success business men of Los Angeles have been revolving in their minds the idea of holding an In ternational exposition. Their Idea was to commemorate the completion of the water project. The committee has never made an official report, but mem bers of It have itated, unofficially, that all Immediate dates for such a project have been taken by other cities. But never in their wildest dreams did the business nun who were interested in an liiUm national exposition havu visions of such a stupendous under taking as w'aa evolved last ulght. Last night's ' climax came as the natural growth of the first fair fancy. lt .was to have been an Owens river celebration to which the nations of the world would 'be . invited : to contribute and Join In -Southern California's great rejoicing. But with the wealth and enterprise of Las Angeled and Southern California behind: tin- movement It was bound >' to ■ grow, and jlt developed j until it ; reached :Us magnificent proportion* Main Mows Sectioß that culminated in the meeting last night and the organization of the twenty-five million dollar corporation. Backed by Solid Man Through this corporation not only will the giant of all" world's fairs be (Continued on Page Two.). THE DAY'S NEWS FORECAST For Southern California: Fair Sunday; continued warm; light northeast wind. Maximum tempera ture in Los Angeles yesterday, 80 degrees; minimum, 49 degrees. PART I I —Southern1 — Southern California to have » world's fair. • ; — Buries his wife alive in ground. 3 — Railroad news. .r ' \ , — Playmates see girl run down. s —Son— Son battles to save his mother. 6.7— Politics. PART II 2.3 — Society. A — Editorial. s—City5 — City news. 6.7 — Cable news. PART 111 I —Fake1 — Fake mediums exposed. — Risks hie life for rich mines. 3 — Police perform healing miracle. 4.s—Sports.5 — Sports. . 6 — Little opposition to annexation./ 7 — Markets. — Croesus plans regal Journey. PART IV 1 .2.3.4 — Real estate, news. ' Classified advertisements. ' PART V Magazine section. PART VI Children's magazine. PART VII Colored comic section. E ABTERN Forty-seven railroads threatened with a strike unless a demand for an increase in wages Is granted. •■■ . ■ ■•■■ v ■ Dr. Mlnot Savage enters a sanitarium. Chicago switchmen accept compromise O ffer.-' .').■;■■■ ■ ■ ■.■',-.■',- : Chicago club women ■ start crusade . against many so-called down-town hotels/ COAST Governor I'u.rdee asked to pardon Rich ard Dowdall, recently sentenced to, fifty: years In prison, but who Is now known to be innocent of charge of holdup I pie ferred against him. . • ■ : : Uuvornor-Klect Uillett greeted by large crowd lit Eureka. i ' Sacramento man shoots himself , ami falls from bridge Into river. . LOCAL Greatest exposition In history of Ilia world to be given in Los Aim- Parlor inugiu < of medium . fakers ax plained < Mrs; Besold'a bone* to be exhibited in < court. »■:■■. i >'! •';■-■•■ ' <■■•'■ '■ . . Louis 'James plays comedy for first time and llkus the role. - • , Promising oar««.r of bilKlit young man cut short. by duath. • i ■ ! ■ : H cioldsaeker risks his Hfe'for wealth. Auiifxatluu of Blxtevn-mlls'strlp from Los An gules to Baa i'cdio to b* voted on Muudsy.