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Great Fissures Open in Volcanic
Zone, and Terror Felt by
Survivors Increases
Prominent Spanish-Americans in
List of Victims; Dr. Becan
egra One of Them
t Associated Pr«s«l
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 6.—
Earthquake shocks continue at
Cartago tonight arid terror among
tho survivors of the disaster of Wed
nesday night is increasing. Great
fissures have opened In the volcanic
■one, but the volcano itself is not ac
tive. • ■
The shocks which wrought such
havoc nt Cartago were felt throughout
Costa Rica and in parts of Nicaragua,
according to dispatches received today
and news brought to this city by cour
Four hundred dead bodies were taken
from the ruins of Cartago today and
It is believed that many more will be
found by the searchers. It Is certain
that the early estimate of 500 dead will
bo far too low.
The earthquake that laid waste the
city af Cartago occurred at 6:50 Wed
nesday night and continued about
eighteen seconds.
in that brief time the buildings of the
place collapsed, burying hundreds.
Following the shock twilight _ was
turned Into darkness of midnight by
clouds of dust that rose from the
'"Rescuers went to the telegraph of
fice to summon help only to find the
operators dead, lines down and traffic
badly impaired on the railroad.
As soon as the news reached San
Jose, President Gonzales Vicquez, ac
companied by doctors and »>««*?£
started on a special train to aid the
survivor" On the president's arrival
at Cartago martial law was pro
claimed Provisions, medicines and
clothing were dispatched from here.
Hundreds of Rurvlvors were camped
out. de the ruined city awaiting trans
portation to other points. They are
being fed at public expense. Seven
carioldi of provisionshaw been dis
patched from here and Alajuela.
P The beautiful peace palace, the gift
of Andrew Carnegie, erected at a cost
of JtOO 000 was converted Into a pile
of debris Other public buildings-met
"Sa'nT.'tu'Sent. of the CoUeg. oftt.
838 Fathers -were killed, Only
three "f them escaped uninjured. Po
far no deaths have been reported
among the American colony.
The ministers of Mexico and of Cen
tral American countries have asked
the r governments to contribute to the
aid of their sister republic. Several
prominent Spanish-Americans are
nmone the dead. These Include the
wTfe of r>r Becanegra, the Guatemalan
magistrate to the Central American
arbltrtion court, and Senor Trejos^
President Taft and Secretary Knox
today wired their condolences to the
PrCar d tango is the oldest city of Costa
Rica Its buildings, with the exception
of the peace palace, were almost all
built in the old Spanish style.
Tho ancient town had suffered con
tinuously from earth shocks since the
middle of last April, and the series of
quakes did great damage to property
between the 13th and 19th of that
month. Since the latter date the people
had become rather Indifferent to slight
tremors. y ■__
FRESNO, May 6.— sharp earth
quake shock was felt In this city
shortly before 9 o'clock this morning.
The vibrations lasted for over one
minute and shook the windows and
caused dishes to rattle. So strong was
the quake that those of the court house
employes who had arrived at their' of
fice ran out of the building and re
mained outside until It was over.
GOLDFIEL.D, Nev., May 6.—A slight
earthquake was felt here early this
morning. A few electric lights were
extinguished and telephone bells were
rung, but no damage was reported
Mild seismic disturbances were re
ported from Bishop and several pqlnts
near the California boundary line.
BAKERSFIEI.D, May 6.—A very
slight earthquake shock was felt here
Just before 9 o'clock this morning. It
was so light that it was not generally
felt. >■ ■V,;v-V.- i '?.,'■*: .V. 1
VISALIA, May 6.—An earthquake
shock was felt here this morning. It
was severe enough to cause dishes to
rattle, but no damage has been re
ported. ' ;V;-.----.V ■:•■,;■<■?-", »£
WASHINGTON, May 6.—"Uncle
Joe" Cannon was loudly cheered at a
banquet at the Metropolitan club to
night, given by the California dele
gation now in this city to urge the
claims of San Francisco as the place
for holding tho Panama Canal exposi
tion, when he announced that tomor
row he would be 74 years old. Gov
ernor Gillett of California, who pre
nlded at the banquet, said if "Uncle
Joe" would come to California In 1915
they would declare a holiday for a
For liOa Angrlrs anil vicinity—rnlr mh.ii
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i huniilnu to sooth. Maximum trniprraturn
.vrNtprduy 74 degrees) minimum 49.
ill* guys" got away when young rock
barton are arrested. PAOB i
Jack Donovan goes bark to jail at hearing
on charges of embeulrment. PAGE 4
TtumpuH Is raised by flonca to get sweet
h»»art away from parents. PAGE} 4
Blanche J. Kitlen granted divorce on evi
dence which she found against her hus
band. PAOE 5
Lawyers contend In Chinese, gambling mm
that all city's laws are Invalid. PAOB I
Despondent clerk, out of work, tries to end
hln life, but falls. i'»iw »
Men hurt In nut.> accident Improving; vic
tim to be burled today. PAOB 8
Five gubernatorial candidates to talk fit
college clubs' banquet. PAOII .1
Grecian environment to surround Lomlta,
scene of May day fete. PAOB 8
Watts woman accuses neighbor Of killing
and eating little red hen. that was too
curious. PAGE 9
Blx-foot easterner, arrested on charge of
selling liquor to Indian, bawls loudly.
Lease of thirty feet In Broadway brings
rental of »l*n» a month. PAOB 4
Two million steam power plant Is to be
erected. PAOE 9
Two hundred Mlssourtans decide to form
organization. PACK 9
Residents In Santa Monica street petition
to havo name changed. PAOB 9
Don Patterson, prisoner In county Jail,
chained to prevent him standing on his
head. PAOB 9
Tag day Is here; loosen up, misers! Don't
hide. PAOB 10
I.ios Angeles city will have a congressman
118 result of census. PAOE 9
Editorial, Letter Box. PAOE 13
Clubs. PAOE 5
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14
City brevities. PAGE IS
In hotel corridor*. PAGE la
Somethings about men and women. PAOE 13
Mines and oil fields. PAGE 11
Markets and financial. PAGE 7
Sports. . PAGE 6
Churches. PAOB 16
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15 |
Building permits. PAOB 1«
Theaters. PAGE 10
Shipping. PAOE 14
Citrus. PAGE 7
Miss Peabody wins Conger oratorical prize
at Throop. PAGE 14
Two Ban Pedro sailor* held In Ensenada
Jail on suspicion of having killed com
panion. . PAGE 14
Mrs. Ralph Bane, wife of Santa Monica's
defaulting treasurer, leaves for east. •
Mrs. F. H. Skelley badly burned at West
minster, Cal., when gasoline explodes.
]>c. C. Gates addresses California bankers
on land laws. PAGE 14
Rear Admiral McCalla dies suddenly at
Santa Barbara. PAGE 9
Illinois solon Indicted on charges of bribery
and perjury. PAGE 1
Corpseß show death Quick in mine trap at
PaJos. PAGE 2
Dr. Hyde's experts testify results of testa
In Swope case were not conclusive. PAGE 3
Eastern orders for shingles suspected of
being "kited." PAGE 3
King Edward dies In Buckingham palace
and the prince of Wales becomes king of
England, assuming title of George V.
Shocks continue at Cartago, Costa Rica;
four hundred bodies of earthquake victims
taken from ruins. PAOE_I
In the list of sixty principal cities of
the United States for the month of
April, 1910, Los Angeles bounded to
second place in total valuation of im
provements, and today, through the
official tabulation prepared by the Con
struction News of Chicago, the fact Is
heralded broadcast throughout this and
other countries.
For tho month of April, 1910, a total
of 766 permits were issued, authorizing
improvements valued at $3,360,577.
These figures put Los Angeles in sec
ond place, excelled in valuation only
by the city of New York.
WASHINGTON, May 6.—ln a report
by Commissioner Franklin K. Lane,
made public today, the interstate com
merce commission has rendered its de
cision in the San Francisco and Los
Angeles switching cases, involving the
right of the carriers to make an ad
ditional charge for receiving and de
livering carload freight to and from
industries located upon industrial spur
tracks and sidetracks when the car
riers receive the main line haul.
For years it has been the practice
of railroads entering San Francisco
and Los Angeles to exact a charge of
$2.50 a car in addition to the regular
freight charge for this spur track de
The commission holds that the
charge is unreasonable, and unlaw
ful, and directs that It be discontinued.
It was reported at the sheriff's office
last night that Mrs. Helen A. Pitman,
who has been missing from Los Angeles
for two weeks, is in Seattle, registered
at the Butler hotel.
Mrs. pitman Is said to have had dia
monds. Jewelry and cash amounting to
more than $20,000 when she left W. H.
Pitman, her husband, here.
Other reports received at the county
jail, but which were unconfirmed, are
to the effect that a man named Wil
liams, who had lived in Syracuse, N.
V., is with Mrs. Pitman, or Helen Post,
as she was known in Portland before
bar arrival In Los Angeles.
Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Emperor of India
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Cop Grabs Young Rock Throwers,
and Their Mothers Are
Nine tearful youths, ranging In age
from 9 to 14 years, were, toted to po
lice headquarters last night, charged
with disturbing the peace and other
misdeameanors. Later they were sent
to the detention homo and for several
hours the desk sergeant at police head
quarters was busy answering calls from
frantic mothers, whose children had
not returned to their homes.
According to the police report the
boys have been congregating In an
abandoned barn near Second and Hope
streets, and hurling stones at passing
pedestrians. By way of variation,
they have overlooked an occasional
passerby and hurled the rocks through
the windows of houses adjacent to the
Numerous complaints have been for
warded to police headquarters and re
peated warnings given to the youthful
gang, but to no avail. Last night an
unusually accurate Hurry of rocks at
tracted the attention of Patrolman
Roblnton, who was on duty at the beat
covering Second and Hope street.
Robinson entered the abandoned
barn before the youths were aware of
his presence. Thirteen boys were in
the crowd, but four of them escaped
before the patrolman could block the
various exists. Those who escaped are
said to be leaders of the crowd, and
have been terrorizing the neighbor
hood by embryonic Captain Kidd
Tho nino boys were locked in the
barn until the arrival of the patrol
wagon. At first they regarded the ad
venture as a Joke, but when hooked
and sent to the detention home, their
facial expressions changed and there
was weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Those arrested were William Butt,
9 years old, 244 South Bunker Hill
avenuo; Harold Shaw, 10 ycnrs old,
101 South Bunker Hill avenue; Glenn
McGinty, 10 years old, 121 North
Olive street; Ben Frlnkle, 12 years old,
517 West Third street; Cecil De Ar
man, 14 years old, 121 South Olive
street; Adolph Walter, 14 years old,
218 North Grand avenue; Charles
Smith, 10 years old, 108 North Grand
avenue; Clinton G. Smith, 11 years old,
535 West First street and Marcellus
Snider, 12 years old, 110 North Hope
"Gee, we pet pinched and the big
guys get away," said one of the
youngsters. "Guess we better give de
cops their names, 'cause their as much
to blame as we are." They then
gave the names of the four escapes as
Louis Christopher, known as "de cap
tain of dor bunch;" Charles MoCauley,
Earl Freshwell and William Walter.
"We was Just trowin' rocks at each
oder, and we was not ter blame, 'cause
some of do rocks went trew windows
and hit people," said young Charles
Smith. "How long will dey send us
up fer?"
Just then the gong of the patrol
wagon sounded and the nine youths
wer.' bundled off to the detention home.
In less than half an hour the queries
from anxious mothers began to pour
Into police headquarters and the desk
sergeant, the lieutenant and captain
W«re busy explaining the whereabouts
of the boys.
King Edward VII was born
in Buckingham palace Novem
ber 9, 1841.
Princess Alexandra, eldest
daughter of King Christian IX
of Denmark, became his bride
March 10, 1863.
Six children were born to
the royal couple, four of whom
are still living.
King Edward succeeded his'
mother, Queen Victoria, on the
throne January 22, 1901.
Died in Buckingham palace
at 11:45 p. m. May 6. 1910.
Dividend Plan Further Exposed
by Expert Accountant
John P. Fernsler
[Associated Press]
NEW YORK, May 6.—John P. Ferns
ler, expert accountant, was again on
the witness stand at today's session of
the trial of F. Augustus Heinze.
In his testimony yesterday Fernsler
described methods by which United
Copper company dividends had been
paid—largely, he claimed, by means of
loans taken out to bo repaid when the
so-called "Insiders" turned back their
dividends to the Heinze coterie.
Today he related the manner In
which, it is alleged, the company had
financed itself for the payment of the
dividends. His testimony was fortified
by a blue-print chart of tabulation
made up, he said, from examination
of the company's books, the bank's
books, the dividend checks and other
The January operations, according to
Fernsler's testimony, were as follows:
"On January 26, 1907, when the United
Copper company had a quarterly divi
dend falling due, that company had a
balance of less than $80,000. Here Max
H. Schultze of Otto Heinze & Co.
stepped in and borrowed $600,000 from
the Mercantile National bank, adding
to this a check of $120,000 from A. P.
Heinze, making a total of $720,000 avail
able for dividend payments."
Then began a system of exchange of
checks through the subsidiary con
These travels of the $720,000 were
traced by Fernsler until the sum was
brought home to Max H. Schultze's ac
i-ount in the Mercantile National bank.
This method, he testified, resulted in
giving the subsidiaries banking credits
and enabled the United Copper compa
ny to pay $1,025,000 in dividends.
Of the aividend payments but $155,000
went to the holders of United Copper
outside of the Heinze family.
The Helnzes and their dummy hold
ers—clerks in tho employment of the
Heinzes, according to Fernsler —on re
ceiving the dividend checks indorsed
tluni back to Max H. Schultze, who de
posited them in the Mercantile Nation
al bank to his account. Then Schultze,
as in April and August of the same
year, he testified yesterday, discharged
the $«00,000 loan.
The government this afternoon rested
its case with the usual reservation.
Three Illinois Solons Are Indicted
on Charges of Perjury
and Vote Buying
CHICAGO, May 6.—Lee O'Neil
Browne of Ottawa, Democratic leader
of the Illinois house of representatives,
was indicted on a charge of bribery,
and Representative Robert E. Wilson
of Chicago and Representatives Mich
ael S. Link of Mitchell, were Indicted
on charges of perjury today by the
special grand jury investigating "Wil
liam Lorimer's election to the United
States senate.
The evidence on which the indict
ments were based was supplied by
Representative Charles A. ' White of
O'Fallon, 111., and by Representative H.
J. C. Beckemeyer of Carlyle.
Wilson and Link, as also Whit© and
Beckemeyer, are Democratic ■ members
of the legislature.
Specifically, the bribery charge
against Browne is based on the charge
that he gave Representative White
$850 in a Chicago hotel late in May,
1909, as alleged compensation for
White's vote for Lorimer for senator.
The perjury charge against Link is
based on his testimony before the
grand jury May 1. In this testimony
Link is alleged to have sworn he was
not in St. Louis July 15, 1909, and did
not meet Representative Wilson of Chi
The perjury charge against Wilson
is based on his testimony before the
grand jury May 6. The grand jury
states in its bill against Wilson that
it finds Wilson, contrary to his state
ment, did hand money to both White
and Beckemeyer at St. Louis on the
date specified.
Immediately after the return of the
indictments Judge Kersten fixed
Browne's ball at $15,000, Wilson's at
$15,000 and Link's at $5000.
Beautiful Lid Cremated, but Its
Wearer Is Rescued
OAKLAND, May 6.—An expensive
millinery creation was cremated, Its
wearer narrowly missed injury and a
score of passengers on an Oakland car
were panic striken yesterday afternoon
during the course of a conflagration of
doubtful origin.
The hat crowned the auburn hair of
a handsomely gowned woman. The
cause is not known, but suddenly a cry
of "fire" rent the air, and a trail of
smoke was seen issuing from the mass
of feathers, flowers and chiffon, which
bedecked the woman's head.
Passengers organized themselves Into
a fire-fighting oquad and attacked the
flames, which, however, defied the ef
forts of the firemen.
At this Juncture Conductor J. J. Far
rar came to the rescue. Disregarding
the danger, he pulled out the hatpins
one by one, removed the lid and blank
eted the flames.
The hat was a total loss.
WINNIPEG, May 6.—Tremendous
bush fires are raging in the Kootenal
district of British Columbia. Many
lives are In dang-er.
<J I V r~< T XT' Ci M»\ 1"« • n\itT!c. on trains »«.
O-Ll> Urljl-i V>>V7X illiO . SUNDAY sc. ON TRAINS 10c.
Pneumonia, Following Bronchitis, Given as
Cause of Death; Physicians
Withhold Statement
New Sovereign, Follower of Sea, Ascends
Throne of British Empire at
Momentous Period
[Special to The Herald.]
LONDON, May 7.—Edward VII, king of the Uni^a Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India, is dead.
He yielded his .scepter to Death, summoner alike of king and
peasant, in Buckingham palace at 11:45 last night.
George Frederick, Prince of Wales, is king, and will reign as
George V. He will take the oath before the privy council at 2 o'clock
this afternoon.
Great Britain's political outlook has been revolutionized. No
man may say what the future holds in store —what is to be the out
come of the crisis which the empire faces.
Fate has called to the throne a man who cares little for pomp
and ceremony, politics and diplomacy—a man who has followed the
sea since his youth and whose interest in governmental affairs cen
ters in the navy.
Gathered around the bedside of the dying king last night were
the queen and princesses. No hope had been held out throughout
the day for the recovery of his majesty, whose death, it is believed,
was due to pneumonia, following bronchitis contracted shortly after
his return from Biarritz. Only a day or two ago the king was con
ducting the business of state and giving orders, but on Wednesday
he was compelled to submit to physicians' orders.
His decline was rapid.
The last utterance attributed to King Edward was, "Well, it is
all over, but I think I have done my duty."
He seemed then to have reached a full realization that death
was approaching.
The queen and others of the royal family and four doctors had
been constantly in the sick room throughout the day. Several hours
before his death the king was in a comatose condition but rallied
slightly between 9 and 10 o'clock and appeared to recognize his fam
ily. He then lapsed into unconsciousness which ended in death.
It was nearly half an hour after the king breathed his last when
Lord Knollys walked into the orifice and said to be waiting reporters:
"Gentlemen, his majesty is dead."
The people outside the palace only learned the news when the
boys appeared with papers.
The Prince of Wales succeeded to the throne immediately, ac
cording to the laws of the kingdom, without official ceremony. His
first official act, in pursuance of custom, was to dispatch to the lord
mayor of London the announcement of his father's death. His tele
gram read:
"I am deeply grieved to inform you that my beloved father, the
king, passed away peacefully at 11:45 tonight.
(Signed) "GEORGE."
The physicians soon afterward issued their official bulletin,
which follows:
"May 6, 11:50 p. m. His majesty, the king, breathed his last at
11:45 tonight in the presence of her majesty, Queen Alexandra, the
prince and princess of Wales; princess royal, the duchess of Fife,
Princess Victoria, Princess Louise and the duchess of Argyll.
Pneumonia, following bronchitis, is believed to have been the
cause of death but the doctors thus far have refused to make a state
Some of the king's friends are convinced that worry over the
political situation, aggravated, if it did not. cause, the fatal illness.
Besides the few relatives present, the duke of Fife and the arch
bishop of Canterbury were in the death chamber.
The king's brother, the duke of Connaught, with his family, is
at Suez, hastening home from Africa.
The king's daughter, Queen Maud of Norway, will start for
England tomorrow.
The intelligence that the end of King Edward's reign had come
was not a surprise at the last. The people had been expecting it
any hour since the evening bulletin was posted at Buckingham palace
and flashed through the kingdom.
The capital received it without excitement, but sadly, for the
king, with his own people, was unquestionably one of the most popu
lar rulers in the world. They regarded him as one of the strongest
forces making for the stability of the peace of the empire.
The fashionable restaurants were just emptying and a few
groups of late theatergoers were making their way homeward
through the rain, while a small crowd still hung about the palace,
when the streets were filled suddenly with newsboys, shrilly crying:
"Death of the king!"
The papers were quickly seized and the people discussed the
momentous event quietly and soon dispersed. The streets were de
serted by 1 o'clock.
Within a few minutes after the death of the king, the home of
fice was telegraphing the intelligence to the heads of other govern
ments and the diplomats and colonial officials throughout the world.
All who knew the king expected his death would be sudden and
it would not have occasioned great surprise if it had occurred with
out warning at some social function, as a result of heart trouble.
Almost to the end he refused to take to his bed and was sitting
up yesterday in a large chair, so the palace stories go, corroborat
ing the description of him as an unruly patient, which Dr. Ott gave
to a Vienna interviewer last evening.
The prince and princess of Wales left the other members of the
royal family at the main entrance of Buckingham palace soon after
midnight. They drove direct to Marlborough house.
Princess Victoria, who is her mother's constant companion, re-
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