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Fifty-Two Pages
Confession Saves a
Innocent Man Secures His
Freedom: Guilty Will
Be hmished
Affidavits Forwarded to Governor Par.
dee, and Prison Doors Will Open
Soon to Release Richard
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
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. .
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?
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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."
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
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.
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
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.
Mj»-.-tii l lv The Herald.
— 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
Several physicians and the
menibrr> .if the Shafter family
are le constant !
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
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.
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
Special to The Herald.
C. E. Blanchard, executive offi
cer of the reclamation service,
returned today from an inspec
tion trip through the west. He
"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
"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."
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.
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.
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
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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
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.).
For Southern California: Fair
Sunday; continued warm; light
northeast wind. Maximum tempera
ture in Los Angeles yesterday, 80
degrees; minimum, 49 degrees.
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.
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.
1 .2.3.4 — Real estate, news. '
Classified advertisements. '
Magazine section.
Children's magazine.
Colored comic section.
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/
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. .
Greatest exposition In history of Ilia
world to be given in Los Aim-
Parlor inugiu < of medium . fakers ax
< 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.

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