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VOL. XXXV. MM II Kit 169 PRICE: P^^o^l?/? 40 CENTS EVANS WIRES MAYOR HARPER DATE OF HIS ARRIVAL COURT WOULD SAVE ORCHARD FROM NOOSE RUMOR OF IMMUNITY PLEDGE STRENGTHENED MANY TIMES ASSASSIN MAY YET ESCAPE GALLOWS Prosecutors Who Clamored for Lives of Federation Men.Seek to Save ' the Murderer of Steun. * enberg Sp-clal to The lleralel. CALDWELL, Idaho, March 18.—Ful filling the prediction of the defense in. the Haywood and Pettlbone trials that Harry Orchard would not be hanged for his many murders, Judge Wood to day asked the state board of pardons' to commute Orchard's sentence to Im prisonment. It is believed the board will comply with Judge Wood's request. ' It has been asserted repeatedly that Orchard had been promised partial im munity in return for his testimony, never corroborated, against Pettlbone and Haywood. < me of the attorneys for the defense In the recent trials of the Federation men said when he learned of Judge Wood's action: "To the general pub lic It may seem strange that the men who a short time ago clamored for the lives of Mover, Haywood and Pettlbone, against whom there was virtually no evidence, now clamor for the life of Orchard, a self-confessed assassin, a murderer of many. Truly this Is a re markable enlightenment." In sentencing Orchard and •recom mending the commutation of his sen tence Judge Wood reviewed the case from the time of the killing of Frank Steunenberg to the present, including the arrest of Orchard, his confession, the arrest of Charles A. Moyer, presi dent of the Western Federation of Min ors, and George A. Pettlbone; the tri als of Haywood and Pettlbone, and the plea of guilty entered by Orchard to the charge of murder in the first de gree, the punishment for which under the Idaho statutes Is death. Believes His Story , In regard to the part of Orchard in the trials, Judge Wood said: "I am more than satisfied that the defendant now at the bar of this court awaiting final sentence has not' only acted in good faith in making the dis closures that he did. but that he also testified fully and fairly to the whole truth, withholding nothing that was material and declaring nothing - which had not actually taken place." ■■•■.".** ■' ■* » Judge Wood, after reading his -rul ing, formally sentenced Orchard and fixed May 15 as the date for his exe cution. Orchard asked permission to speak and It was granted. He thanked the court for the review of the case given and for the kindly remarks In regard to htm. He repeated that he had told the whole truth, and that no promise of immunity or of mercy had ever been made to him. ■ ..."■' • ■ Before he had concluded, tears were streaming from , his eyes and he all but broke down as' he again, in a broken voice, thanked Judge Wood for his recommendation to the board of pardons. .'*-y.;, , .'--'-'. Ernest Mills, acting secretary of the Western Federation of Miners, said today that the federation would re main passive 'in regard to the dispo sition to be made of Orchard's case. Promised Immunity "If Judge Wood made the statement credited to him." said Mr. Mills, "there Is little doubt that he Is paving the way for freedom for Orchard. It has been claimed all along that Or chard had been promised freedom by Governor Gooding of Idaho for mak ing the confessions he made at the trials. That ; the political ring back of It * has promised to. go down the line for Orchard Is also a well known fact.'' Secretary Mills announced his inten tion to place In the hands of the post office Inspectors anonymous letters which he said had been received by George A. Pettlbone and his wife since his acquittal of complicity In (_ the Steunenberg murder, threataenlng them with death. -, * President Moyer of the federation recently left Denver for San Diego, Cal., to visit Pettibone, who Is sick at. a hospital there. DENVER, March 18.—"I know noth ing about what will be done with Or chard,", said James McParland, the detective who secured , the confession of Orchard; today. ' '* "He was never promised, Immunity, and never asked any. I do not know whether his sentence will be commuted or not. •. ~ ■■'■"■ ■• V •'••■ "He is guilty, and he has confessed his guilt. He has told all he knew about those who caused him to com mit his crimes. The fact that they were cleared by Juries makes no differ ence to him." ' '*•'"•';v'~.','..ii.' . T " « ' * — • Italians Are Deported I By Associated Press. ['•,_ / , NEW WESTMINSTER, 8.C., March 18.—Five Italian laborers were arrest ed this morning under the Dominion or der in council. *: They had * purchased tickets for Seattle, but.got off the train at ■ New Westminster, < where, as they did not come from the land of their birth or citizenship, they were held.. ". #-.-» — >!• Boy Testifies Against Father By Associated Press. FRESNO,': March ,18.—Little.' 9-year old Johnny i Martin this afternoon ': at the preliminary: examination of. his father, J." W. Martin, I arrested for bur glary, told a pathetic tale of how his parent on many . different * occasions forced him to assist in robbing houses and barns. „ ' ♦*-• French Sailors Captured . Hy Associated Press. ;• - PARIS, March 18.— government today announced that the crew of a French fishing vessel, the Balelne, had been captured recently by : Moroccans after Imprudently landing - near . Cape Juby/ An attempt was made to rescue the men. _ LOS ANGELES HERALD UNIVERSITY IN UPROAR; MAY DROP 246 STUDENTS ASK REINSTATE MENT OF SUSPENDED MEN \ i ————— ANTI.LIQUOR RULE CAUSES BIG Ml 7 DEMONSTRATION . Y.Y rY-— . ' Committee Refuses to Reconsider and Intimation It Made That Hun. dreds Are In Danger ' >'< of Dismissal - y " . . , y Dy Associated Press. ; STANFORD UNIVERSITY.. March 18.—The faculty ' student affairs com mittee today refused to reconsider its action In dismissing twelve students for participating in the parade of Thurs day night. At a mass meeting of the student body last evening petitions signed by 246 men who were in the parade and stating that they were equally culpable with those dismissed and should receive the same treatment and asking that the twelve be rein stated were presented and a committee was appointed to present this and try to secure reinstatement. Chairman dark refused to reconsider the matter and said he would give his answer on the petition by tomorrow noon. From his attitude It Is expected that he may dismiss all the signers.* V Another petition signed by over 100 students will be presented tomorrow asking for immediate reinstatement of .those dismissed on the ground that the sentence was too severe. Clark Issued a statement today saying that an un avoidable injustice was done the twelve dismissed when the others did not re ceive jj the some treatment, but ' that there was not sufficient ground for re consideration. . POLICE CONTINUE WAR ON ANN ARBOR STUDENTS By Associated Press. • ANN . ARBOR, Mich., \ March 18.— Friction between * the University of Michigan students and the 'city police has continued "since" Monday night's riot. Two students were arrested last night, charged with stealing a cuspidor from the ; Cook hotel. ,»-r:v'"y: . The ' hotel management, refused to enter a complaint against, the boys for larceny, but the students were brought Into court, nevertheless, charged with being drunk and disorderly, pleaded guilty,' and were each fined $10 and $5.20 costs. - ' '-- -" . . SUMMARY OF THE NEWS FORECAST For Los Angeles and Vicinity: Cloudy Thursday, brisk. north wind. Maximum temperature - yesterday, 59 degrees; minimum, 63 degrees. LOCAL ■ President • Morton of Equitable Life Assurance society announces It will Invest $2,000,000 in Southern California. One newspaper or magazine corre spondent from each vessel of Admiral Evans' fleet will be guest at Ad club banquet. Former insurance agent is placed in city ; Jail, charged with fraud. t Board of „ public . works rejects all bids for transportation of - freight for Los Angeles-Owens river aqueduct. Conspiracy to bribe voters is charged in suit against El Centro banker. Apologies are made to Judge Well born by two men charged with con tempt of court. . ':BIOQfQmWOmW-mWUm\ New move is made by government attorneys in land fraud cases. Electrician.begins suit for $20,000 as damt-jes for alleged personal Injuries. EASTKHN '-y.\y , Labor leaders assemble in Washing ton to plan amendment of Sherman law and attack on injunctions. . > Grover Cleveland celebrates his sev enty-first birthday anniversary; for mer president in good health. Big steamers collide In New York harbor, liner rammed by smaller ves sel.. ," - . Republicans of lowa declare for Taft and revision of tariff. v .* " ' Roosevelt's crusade against Standard Oil trust aids Independent refiners. I Republican party accused by Demo cratic congressmen of being "drunk with power." r •: COAST Judge sentences Harry Orchard to death . for Steunenberg murder, and then asks ' state - board of pardons to commute his sentence to Imprisonment. - Hundreds of - students may be; dis missed from Stanford university as re sult of anti-liquor crusade. . San Francisco reports good progress In war on plague infected rats. . . ■ Secretary of- Navy Metcalf will study problem of armor plate when fleet an chors in San Francisco. Admiral Evans- sends word 'to Ad miral McCalla that fleet will make stop of three days at Santa Barbara. ;y * * ... FOREIGN , Russian generals 'I fight a , duel >, and Smirnoff,*is fatally wounded by Fock. Affair result of criticism of defense of Port Arthur. J v-'.-.**. ■<. ."•.. * Hart McKee, who is being sued for divorce !by \ his ' wife |in j Paris, charges her with misconduct, naming an Eng lish lord and an Italian marquis. , v Australians desire to entertain Presi dent , Roosevelt and fleet ." at : the same time. ■' • b - ...-"v., *./ .',-:. ■ Belligerent attitude of Haytian gov ernment is abandoned when foreign warships off Port au Prince. • Congo ■•' annexation treaty. passed by Belgian deputies. ' ;-■,•/ THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 19, 1908. ... Pathfinder Squadron in San Pedro Harbor MT ' ;| _,_^_^_i-^^^^^^ sf*A&ft'&'W&** A^ &^^^^L\mmmmm. V^ r /2Ss-r,*'^S^SH!l'=9»«aS ■ . - n .—_-t*r di % la;* ■. = *>>>>.*>> .'"■■:; ■:■■v"*^'-*''*'-- ■ we^^-:-^--^--—-^.v.-.^■.....■■.■MH-uy "vT ... ■ . -- --..-.. . , .- - . ....■.....,"■- ... - " - - TOP— HANDLING GUNCOTTON ON BOARD THE TENNESSEE. ONE TOP—THE BAND OF THE WASHINGTON. THE BAND PLAY'S ALL DAY SMALL BOX, LEPROPPED, WOULD DO THINGS IN THAT IMMEDI. WHEW THE CREW IS COALING SHIP ATE VICINITY , -. • . ; ■• - -— BOTTOM—A BUSY MOMENT ON BOARD THE WASHINGTON. PHOTO 850.POUND BASKETS OF COAL COMING ABOARD THE WAS MADE WHILE CREW WAS HANDLING 350 TONS PER HOUR, WASHINGTON /^i JV ;'-', X THE RECORD 1 - 'Vv'^b .?.,..,:.■ - * - —Pictures taken by Staff Photographer Thompson at San Pedro yesterday. M'KEE SAYS WIFE LED GAY LIFE ABROAD THE DIVORCE SUIT BRINGS OUT SHOCKING CHARGES Lord Roslyn and an Italian Marquis ,ji Named as Co.Respondents by American Multi. Millionaire Ey Associated Press. PARIS, March 18.—Maltre Laborl to day presented to the court the side of the husband in the divorce suit brought in this city by Mrs. A. Hart McKee against Mr. McKee. The ' flrst: hearing of the case took place . March 4, when , Mrs. McKee, through counsel, | described alleged In dignities to which she had been sub jected, by her husband. Today Maltre Laborl made counter charges of a most scandalous character against the wife, and * declared that if the court granted a divorce it should pronounce in favor of the defendant and not In favor of the wife., Mrs. McKee is a daughter of George W. Baxter of Tennessee. She was the widow of Hugh Tevls at the time of her marriage to Mr. McKee In Philadelphia In January, 1905. Maltre Labor! de clared , Mr. McKee married Mrs. Tevls to save her honor. He mentioned also an Italian marquis as a co-respondent. Maltre Laborl at the outset com plained bitterly of the flood of accusa tions against his client with which he said the American.press had been filled. Accuses Woman . .The allegations of Mr. McKee's cru elty to his wife and child and the fla grant , wrongdoing . were | denied, and then In support of the contention that Mr.—and. not Mrs.—McKee should re ceive the decree of divorce Maltre La borl proceeded to describe Mrs. McKee's alleged career while she was still Mrs. Tevls. :- y'„ ■ '"','•■-' - >'■ - .'■'• He coupled her name with that* of Lord Roslyn, and declared that she and McKee were living together at a hotel two days after they met. :■« -. - Continuing counsel for the husband declared that his client had paid Mrs. McKee's- bills, amounting; to $16,000, while she was in the south of Europe, and to disprove the charge •of r parsi mony against him he declared that dur ing a single night McKee had spent $320 on flowers for his wife. ' , . Maltre Laborl made charges, but he offered no proof, of Mrs. McKee's mis conduct with Lord Roslyn. His allega tion was. based on the fact that Mrs. McKee, when she was Mrs. Tevls, and Lord Rosyln stopped at the same hotel in Folkstone. ' •_ ,-■.-.. .In the case of the Italian marquis no other proof was submitted except that Mr. McKee saw his wife and the mar quis emerge from a garden together. b Maltre ' Laborl did not' conclude his presentation of the case, and the hear ing will be continued March 25. ;*; SHIP SINKING, WOMAN SENDS FOR A BIBLE STEAMER PASSENGERS TELL OF RESCUE Captain and Crew of 111 Fated Pomona Praised for Their Courage and Skill in Hour of Terror By Associated Press. \ SAN FRANCISCO, March 18.—The passengers of the 111 fated steamer Po mona of the Pacific Coast Steamship line, which was wrecked on a sub merged reef off Fort Ross yesterday evening, arrived here today. Sixteen of the passengers, all men, went overland from the point of land ing to Cazadero and there took the North vShore train which arrived here at 10:35 this morning. Some of them covered the distance of fifteen miles on foot, walking the greater part of the night, while a number of them waited for teams which had been sent In re sponse to telephone messages from Fort Ross. According to the stories of the re turning passengers the Pomona struck a glancing blow on a submerged rock when about two miles oft shore. The vessel shivered from stem to stern but did not stop, immediately sliding off the rock. Proceeding under a slow bell, with the water in the hold rapidly get ting deeper, the steamer fifteen min utes after striking the flrst rock struck again. Six boats were lowered, - each, one making two or three trips, and by 7:30 all the passengers and crew had landed. At 8:15 the water ■in the vessel had reached the dynamos, located between decks, and the lights went out on the Pomona. A little later, only the top of the cabins on the after deck were visi ble, and a 'gentle swell began to break over the steamer. - L. G. Puter, a prominent attorney of Eureka, related the following expert -6nC6,. Passengers at Dinner "I had just sat down to dinner when I felt the steamer shiver all over and heard the hull grating on a rock. The speed of the vessel seemed to be tem porarily checked, but the steamer was not fast, sliding off , immediately and continuing on its way. We all realized what had happened but there was no confusion or excitement either among the crew or passengers. -.-.■■■■ "The sea was smooth as glass. There was little or no wind, and it was Just beginning to get dark.v Off to the right the shore line could be seen. Captain Swanson turned the bow of the Pomo na toward the shore and proceeded un der a slow bell, the pasengers ln the meantime putting on ■> life-preservers and gathering their hand baggage. When perhaps 300 or 400 yards off shore the steamer struck again and remained fast. Captain Swanson immediately or- (Continued on Fags Two) EAST RIVER SPANNED BY HUGE BRIDGE GREAT STRUCTURE IN NEW YORK IS OPENED ■ Alderman Sullivan, Representing the Mayor, Leads Delegation Across. : Cost of Work Twenty. ( Five Millions , _ By Associated Press. NEW YORK, March 18.—The great cantilever structure over East river, known as Blackwell's Island bridge, which was constructed at a cost of nearly $25,000,000, was traversed its en tire length by pedestrians today for the first time. -'/>;". :.'v,'-.-?."".' r'i Alderman Timothy Sullivan, as lie personal representative of Mayor Mc- Clellan, headed a delegation across the narrow footbridge built on top of the single steel girder which now links the New York and Long Island ends of the bridge. This girder,, weighing twenty tons, was fitted in place today In the presence of the delegation. , -Midway on the footbridge Alderman Sullivan broke a bottle of champagne over the rail, an American flag was un furled and the whistles on the river craft tooted a salute. Work on the bridge was begun in 1901, and has been carried on con stantly since then. There have been many , fatalities among the workmen employed on the great highway. When completed the bridge will be the largest cantilever structure in the world. It will be double decked and 8449 feet ln length. The length of the main span Is 1182 feet between the towers. In the middle of the upper deck, be tween the trusses, there are to be two elevated railroad tracks and two prom enades, each eleven feet wide. The six tracks across the bridge are estimated to have a capacity of 150,000,000 passen gers a year under ordinary conditions of traffic. -_ a-* Duke Living In Seclusion By Associated Press. . WASHINGTON, March 18.—Beyond seeing a few personal friends during the day and joining a small dinner party at the Italian embassy last even ing, the duke of Abruzzi spent the sec ond day of his stay in Washington in seclusion. He declined to give audi ence to members of the press, and in formation as to his movements Is de nied at the embassy. » . » ' - Plague increasing in Ecuador By Associated Press. GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, March 18.— The bubonic plague here Is increasing and the sanitary condition of this and other towns is causing great alarm. There are fifty-one cases of plague In the lazaretto, beside several cases of smallpox and yellow fever ■«» FM i I •JV PnPni '?' DAILY, 2o| sunday. 3fl Oll>ljrXjJil V>*V^l±X_ks. ON TRAINS. 5 CENTS WASHINGTON BOYS BREAK COAL RECORD TAKE ON FUEL WITH ONE BIG ' RUSH Is Dirty Work and Sailormen Hustle Some to Get It Done Ten-» nesse Will Coal Today Just to please a Herald reporter and let him get a good action picture the boys on board the Washington coaled ship at the rate of 350 tons an hour for a while yesterday and broke the record. The collier Justin lay alongside and from the hold came forth in endless succession huge wicker baskets and canvas buckets filled to the brim with black, grimy coal that filled lungs with Its dust and made a white cruiser look like It had been neglected for untold months. ' - .:>, Down in the hold of the collier scores of grimy men shoveled the coal Into the receptacles that were lowered through the enormous hatches, while several crews manned the electric winches that swung high and across from collier to ship the twin loads that weighed nearly a ton. As the hook was fastened in the han dle of the big buckets they were caught up, and as they reached the deck the crew on the cruiser started Its windlass and pulled the swinging load to the deck of the ship, where other crews placed the loads on little four-wheeled trucks and hauled them across decks to the coal chutes, where they were dumped into the yawning bunkers below. Ensign Some Different One dapper ensign who the day be fore was officer of the deck and Im periously turned his back on all who were not his superiors .in rank, ap peared yesterday in charge of another part of the deck and his natty uniform of blue was replaced by faded blue jumper and overalls. A grimy smudge of soft coal from a dirty hand was rubbed on the sweaty cheek that only a day before was of a color to set the heart of a young girl dancing. A closer scrutiny of some of the men in blue overalls disclosed that most of them were ensigns or midshipmen who the day before had walked the quarter deck in a proud assumption of dignity. The sailors as a rule wore white duck or what had been white duck once. After a few minutes' coaling there is little white left and with some mem bers, of the crow there was a marked shortage of duck. Every one kept busy and what spoke eloquently for * the willingness of the men was the fact that not a sharp com mand or a harsh word came from the officers superintending the work. The boys seemed to enter into the thing with the spirit of play, and (Continued on Page Two) CENTS ADMIRAL SETS DATE APRIL 18 WILL CONSULT THE PEOPLE'S WISHES ON DIVISION JACKIES ON SHORE LEAVE HAVE GOOD TIME Great Piles of Grub Required for the Sailors' Meals Handling Gun. cotton Makes Visitors . Cautious * V. S. S. CONNECTICUT AT SEA. March *'•A. C. Harper, Los Angelea, Cat: Fleet will stay not less than four'days at San I Pedro and other ports contiguous to I,oa ! Angeles, probably longer, and after arrival will be divided to suit the wishes of the people of these porta 'Cannot give exact - j date of arrival at this time, but It will be i not earlier than April 18. <■ EVANS. This wireless message was received by Mayor Harper this morning, hav ing come from the flagship via San Diego. Another telegram from Admiral Evans addressed to Gen. Adna R. Chaffee was practically the same. The committee on entertainment will proceed with Its arrangements, count ing on the fleet's arriving April 18. . ' The stay of four days as the mini mum will in all probability be pro longed to ten days, as in an aerogram from Admiral Evans to Rear Admiral McCalla, retired, who is at Santa Bar bara, the date of arrival at that port is set for not earlier than April 28. It would seem probable that the en tire time betweer, the two dates would be spent here, which will afford ample opportunity for the successful carrying' out of the program. of entertainment as . planned and give every one who wishes the chance to visit the fleet without undue crowding. . As the admiral has expressed his in tention of deferring to the wishes -of the people in regard to dividing the fleet upon its arrival, the parade of the. warships along the coast from . San Pedro to Santa Monica is practically, assured and will afford a spectacle long to be remembered. Jackies on Shore Leave The officers and men of Admiral Se bree's squadron are 'enjoying shore, liberty | and special arrangements for their entertainment have been made. ■ Quite a party visited Pasadena yes-' terday as the guests of that city, and were treated .to an automobile * ride about the city. Besides the officers from the cruisers there were several officials of the San Pedro chamber of commerce. *, The party went to the Crown City in a special car conducted by H. S. Kneedler and upon its arrival was ten dered a luncheon at the Hotel Mary land. Mayor Thomas Earley presided as host at the luncheon and a board of trade committee had charge of the en tertainment of the distinguished guests. Those in the party from the squadron were' Captain • Thomas Howard, com mander of Admiral Sebree's flagship, the Tennessee; Lieutenant J. P. Lan non. Surgeon E. G. Parker; G. E. Ven able, paymaster of the Tennessee; Captain John Hamilton, W. F. Blcken bach, Edwin H. Beutzer, L. Kelly, C. D. Ingram and several other officers. Sam Storer, president of the San Pe dro chamber -of commerce;-. Frank Burns and W. C. Melton were among the San Pedro delegation who accom panied the naval officers. Friday Ad miral Sebree and another party of of ficers will be afforded the same man ner of entertainment at Pasadena. The number of visitors who took ad vantage of the opportunity to visit the cruisers now in the harbor was con siderably In excess of the number who .went aboard Tuesday. Most of the visitors went aboard the flagship, the Tennessee, as the California was clean ing ship after the coaling of the day before and the Washington was not open to visitors, as Its crew was busily engaged In putting aboard 1700 tons of Visitors Well Treated On board the Tennessee Lieut. Staf ford received the numerous visitors and courteously assigned a Jackie to each party to show them the ship. Everyone was taken from stem to stern and all of the mechanism of the guns was carefully, described by the willing sailors. The little three, and six pounders seemed to attract the most attention, probably for the reason that they were the more easily seen as a whole and were not quite so forbidding as the big ten-inch tubes that poke, their grim muzzles out through the tur rets so threateningly. A rather amusing incident took place while the jackles were putting some guncotton aboard. Coming up the companionway with the visitors were eight or ten sailors, making frequent trips from a cutter that lay alongside, and in the arms of each man was a small box. At first glance It looked as though the sailor boys were either very lazy or else wanted to make the Job last as the boxes seemed light and seldom did one man carry two. A question to one of the men and the reason was plain. The small boxes, only about eighteen inches long and six Inches square, contained primers for the big guns, and to have dropped one would have meant oblivion for the carriers and all others in that Imme diate vicinity. The larger cases, which were about the size and shape of a five gallon oil can, were filled with guncot ton for the torpedoes. Afraid of Guncotton The cases lay on deck, making quite a pile, and the crowd of sightseers stood all around them, oblivious of their deadly power until one or two inquisi tive ones read the labels, and from then on th.-.t part of the deck was the least favored part of the ship, and the Jackles carried their burdens without having to push between the people that had crowded ; them only a few minutes be fore. , One of the places on board that ex cited as much comment and fewer ques tions than any was where the food for the men "was prepared. It made one, wonder If they were doing the cooking for the whole squadron on one boat, but (Continued on Page Two).