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QUAKE KILLS 1500; AMERICANS PERISH Reports from Costa Rica Tell of Shock Lasting 24 Sec onds at Nightfall MANY FAMILIES WIPED OUT Disaster Brings on Darkness. Fol lowed by Hideous Roar ing from Earth [As«OClatt4 Prp«sl SAX JOSE, Costa Rica, May 7.—The list of dead In the earthquah aster which destroyed i Wednesday now numbers not fewer than 1600. The city was destroyed by .-in earthquake which lasted twenty four seconds. Many Ami ricans are re ported to have perished. It was a tremendous movement. following a few minor shocks during the course of the di curred at , o'clock, in the evening. The Inhab itants had no time to run out of their houses, which fell I rashing to the streets. Had the great shock come dur ing the sic].in- hours hardly anj could have escaped. , Every house and building was totally destroyed Including the palace of the American peace court, donated by An- , drew Carnegie. Identification o Americans, even by the records, is now : impossible. The (Vmerican colony Immediately sei about to rescue those pinned down by wreckage. Many families have been wiped out Rafael Ansel Troyo. the COSta 1. poet, whose works are known in man) countries, is among the dead. Two priests and ten children neio killed at the Silesian college. The earthquake, which brought al most total darkness and great i louds of dust from the falling buildings, was followed by a roaring which came ap parently down in the earth, and for six hours tho disturbance continued. President Gonzales Visques and Pres ident-elect Rlcardo Jlminez an i r sonally in charge of the work of r, The monetary losses reach tar Into the millions. Foreign help is n< badly, and must be prompt if pood is to come or it. Thousands are horn and without food. Fire which broke out after the ae structi.'ii of the town added to the hor ror of the situation, and heavy rains tint have fallen since have made the conditions almost unbearable, even tor those who escaped injury. PRESIDENT TO SIT ON LID TILL CONGRESS ADJOURNS WASHINGTON, May 7.—President Taft today canceled another enpnK<-' --ment to so out of Washington and In tends to sit hard on the lid until con irress has passed some of the legisla tion he think? the Republican party X pledged to enact. The president will not go t" Atlantic City May 21 ai i ! to speak before the labor department o f the Presbyterian church general assembly. PLAIN AND TITLED'JAPS' CALL ON PRESIDENT TAFT WASHINGTON, May 7.—Prince Iyo ■atl Tokugawa, presldi nt or the I of peers of Japan, was Introduced to President Taft today by Baron Uchida, ii. Japanese ambassador. The presi dent and his visitors spent ten or flf minutes in social talk and inter change of pleasant exprbsslons. i Tat't also received a party r fifty .1 ho are on a tour of the world. PUBLICITY BILL AMENDED WASHINGTON, May 7.—The senate commi tcp on prlvili and elections today voted t" report the campaign publii Ity bill. It was amended bo as not to require publication in advance nf elections. JAPAN PLANS INCREASE IN NAVY. SAY NEWSPAPERS VICTORIA, B. <' May 7. Tokio newspapers received by the steamer Aymoi In state thai conferenci s a i lug held by naval and government offl to drafl plans for enlargini Japani se iw\ j. and a big ex panslon program will be submitted ai the next . hi of i lio diet. New : thai naval Inci will I"- il.< burning question, Some jinhit out thai Japan has now ImL six in battleships, two of which are nil the stocks. Other battleships are lete, and action is rative. Many newspapers rii the mutti < in am i i •PINCHOTED'ALASKANS DEMAND INVESTIGATION SEATTLE, May 7.—Former United States District Attorney John J. Boyce .•Hid former United States Marshal D. A. Sutherland of Alaska, wlio were summarily removed frnm office by President Tat't April lit, arrived in Seattle last night on their way from j men v to "Washington, where they will demand a congressional Investigation of the causes leading up to their dis missal. Thi hu will .. I tting a In Washing ton. 'I CANT STAND THIS-'SAYS RANCHER. THEN KILLS SELF BAK I .l:sl .! i.i'. ' \ 7.—Thomas NeBB, v wi'il i . here 1 i t him ;. ij" deu Ile left a note asking thai , ent to his i-'m and i: CONSUL'S BODY SENT HOME SEATTLE, May 7. .v bi i n . i d tha< i '>■ m a. j: 11lil■ y. I 'nited Sta • ral ;it I [ongkong, who die, ■ici . ■ m ar i |ye here on i lie n> urn i June. :t, en route to Mllwaul ii will be buried. The bo | panic d by the famllj of tl 8 former con STORK BRINGS FOUR AT A TIME SYCAMORE, 111.. May 7.—De Kalh county's birth record wan broken lust night when to Air. ami Mrs. John Al fred Johnson mre born quadruplet*, three boy« and one girl, each weighing about four pounds. I'M READY TO SHOW BOOKS', SAYS PATTEN Cotton Plunger Denies Receipt of Subpoena from Federal Investigators CHICAGO, May 7. —James A. Patton says he Is not averse to a federal in quiry into liis recent cotton operations. He wired Instructions to his New York brokers yesterday directing them to throw open the books and show all de tails of his trades to the government Investigators. "] have not received any subpoena and don't know Whether I will be called to testily In regard to the cot- Inn market," said Mr. Patten, "but I am perfectly willing to tell all I know. than that, 1 have directed my New York brokers to turn the books Widi open for the benefit of the gov ernment Investigators. "Since the middle of April all the accounts Which formerly had been car ried In the name of our firm have b< en transferred to my individual account. so there will bo no trouble whatever In finding out at once what my opera tions have been. "What I am especially interested In is the question whether I am within my rights when I buy cotton or wheat om and have it delivered to me, pay for it and proceed to merchandise it If this is not legal, then the whole system must he at fault." JAPANESE DEBATE ON VOTING FOR WOMEN (Continued from Pace One) prime privilege. He said the KngJish common law is based on the old Iloman law, which regarded woman as a slave, declared that privileges had come to women slowly and added that the next great privilege due her is the bal lot. "The T'nited States,' 1 he said, "needs the votes of women. It will make woman stronger, it will increase man's respect for her and it will make her better able to bring up her children. Democracy means equal opportunity, and if woman does the same work ns men why should she not have the same privileges?" r-SKS HAMMER T. Tsuchlyama, who followed, pave the Buffragettea their hardest knock. Mr. TsUChiyama had been looking into the governmental affairs of Colorado, women vote, and he had found there many things which didn't please him. After t( Illng the honorable judges about it lie said: "In T'olitieal affairs women are dreamers, but not doers. Women do not change politics. Politics changes women. In the states where women vote social conditions are not Improv ing, but In the other states they are. Not ninny women want to vote. Only T, per cent of women want the ignorant suffrage." \l Miyasakl, for the affirmative, ana I Takemura, for the negative, had tii, lr say and then the judges retired t,, figure out tli" verdict, with the re sult already stated. Musi.- by flic Boys' <"!!ee club of polytechnic high and two soners by Mis'- Lucille Collins were pleasant features of the evening. K. Ito offlei ated as chairman^ MILWAUKEE MAYOR WANTS CHICAGO HEALTH OFFICER CHICAGO, May 7. —Mayor Seidel, So clallßtic executive of Milwaukee, lias come to Chicago to look for a health commissioner. The position rays $:> a year and he has offered It to Dr. I Ball, chief sanitary Inspec tor of Chicago, who draws a salary of i year. Dr. Ball announced yesterday he would accept the offer unless the f'lii city council raises his salary im med lately. MEMBER OF SCHMITZ BOARD MAY ESCAPE PENITENTIARY SAX FRANCISCO, May 7.—The state supreme court today took up the ap plication for rehearing of the case of Michael f'offey, a former member "f the Schmitz board of supervisors, who was convicted of bribery and sentenci d i i even years at San Quentin. No ac tion was taken further than the mak of an order summoning Coffey to appear before the June session. CAN'T CARE FOR ALL HIS TRADE AS POISON HUNTER XKW YORK, May 7.— Becaupe of the inability of Dr. Edward K. Smith, tox in re from Kan City, where he if-- a witness In th<> ■ . the i rial ..f Maurice M Lustigr, b former private detective charged with wife poisoning, has been adjourned until next week. Dr, smith is to be the principal wit ness for the prosecution In the Lustlg $25-000 FIRE THREATENS TO DESTROY SMELTER PRESCOTT, Ariz, May 7.—An early gutted a thi I i Ick building ai the ! lumboldt Bmeltei. used for a laboratory und ai assa; offi Ing the apparatus and equipment. Tim loss i i'd I i partlj eon red I insurance. The unki ia n. I. I*' :. i,t « Ind ■ a i itiiig plant from destruction. LONDON'S APRIL TRADE SHOWS LARGE INCREASE I.c i.vih i.\ Ma ! i tradi returns for ii" 1 moi th i II how an i Increase In lin] or) i of io unii rcase in the cxv >r1 ■ The principal mci i ; orta was raw material, American cotton and I ' rubber. 'I hi i xports wi re principally iufa( tured xoods. BAR ALL BUT SEVEN HINDUS WASHINGTON May \ n develop ed yesterdaj that a proteHt recently bj Immigrant Im i ecti i Alna h :tt Ban i i rul Ing of tin boi i d of Irtq i which is n mlnorltj member, admitting about twenty Hindu to this country, had been to a large exti nl hubi :. i.nii Seen tary (label I of the dopnrtineni of rommerce and labor. only seven of the Hindus wera allowed to remain. LOS 4NGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MOJtNING, MAY 8, 1910. 'OMNIPOTENT OOM' HELD ON BIG BAIL High Priest of Tantrik Order Ac cused of Statutory Offense by Young Woman TELLS AN AMAZING STORY Before Becoming Dupe Girl Punc tured Hand and Wrote Name in Her Blood in Book [Associated Pro?!<l NEW YORK. May 7.—"00 m the Om nipotent," alias Peter Coon, alias Pierre Barnard, high priest of the Tantrlk Order of Worship! was held In $15,000 bonds today for trial In the court of general sessions, on a statutory charge made by one of his dupes. "I and that the charge has been fully sustained." said Magistrate Breen to day at the preliminary hearing. "This girl, 'Gertrude Leo' of Seattle, one of the two complainants, has been in veigled Into a den of iniquity. 1 shall not reduce the bail I fixed when I first read the complaint and before the tes timony showed the dangerous character of this man and his practices." The testimony of Miss Leo today went Into tails which mndo the girl's sister, Mr*. Edward H. Miller, who In troduced her to Oom in good faith, he lieving that he could restore her health, weep as she listened. During the cross examination she made a motion as if to hurl a glass of water at the head of counsel tor the. defense, Court attend ants led her from the room, and she apologized when she re-entered. Miss Leo testified that she first met Oom in Seattle on January 21, 1909, and that he Induced her to come, east with him by promises to give her free treatment and a musical education in return for her services as his stenog rapher, She understood that she would live with her sister. In point of fact, when she came to New York she was placed in a. fiat with two woman inmates of the Tan trik order, one of whom was known by one of • Mini's aliases. ASKS HElt TO BE NATJTCH GIIU. "I am not a real good man," Miss Leo testified Oom. told her. "I am a god, but I have condescended to put on the habit of a man that I may perform the duties of a yogi and reveal true religion to the elect of America." "All priests," Oom continued, "nave Nautch girls. In my sacred capacity I cannot marry, but our Natuch girls serve us as wives. It is the duty of the priest to give her all the world best goods. She is looked upon as sacred." Gertrude consented to become a sa cred Nautch girl, she testified. She jabbbi d a steel pen into the palm of her left hand, and wrote her name In blood on the roster of the order. "I both feared and loved him," she swore today. "He made me believe he could communicate, with priests all over the world, who would sit in coun cil at his complaint and take away my mind if I did not obey him. I com plained, but I submitted." The girl described the rites of the order, which were based, she said, on < sex worship as they were practiced in the large room where, on the night of the raid, the police found a class of men and women. The complaint of Zella Hopp, the other complainant, was practically the same. Further testimony was that the Or der of Tantrik Worship la widely spread in America, and that the inter national journal of the order has sev eral thousand subscribers who pay $2 each annually. Copies of this maga zine were found in the house when it was raided. B. & 0. RAILROAD BORROWS $4-000-000 ON ITS NOTES NEW YORK, May 7.—Announcement was made today thai bankers had pur chased from the Baltimore & Ohio rail s4,ooo,ooo of thn e-year I 1; per rent . which will be placed here and in Europe. The proceeds will be used for Improvements and the purchai of equipment, and the financing will cover the company's requirements for the next three years. LIEUT. COL. IRVINE DIES DETROIT, May 7. Lieut. Col. Robert Cromble trvim . TT. S. A. retired, died at his home here to iri disease. He was born at St. Johns, N. 8., In 1851, was appointed to i by Presi dent Hnyes, and distinguished himself In a i ampalgn again; ttl I ndian up rising In 1880-8. SUPERB BEACH A ATTRACTIONS W tt • Great Scenic Railway \/ PTI IOP Dancing, Boating, Plunge and Surf Bathing, * v^lllv/V Chiaffarclli's Concert Band, Max Backman's Famous Boston and Atlantic City Band at Venice Auditorium Sun day Afternoon and Evening. Sec the Amethyst Sea Moss in Bloom on Canals Ocean Park-Santa Monica gSK^oSS^rS*,. Band -f-> J___ J _ D an Delightful 10-Mile Ride Along the Ocean KedOnaO JbeaCU Band Concerts, Bathing Picturesque Santa Monica Canyon p? C n? c eal Ground in the Woods. .Refreshments of All Kinds To Beautiful Lookout Mountain SS^SU Laurel Canyon, Bungalow Land, affording one of the most picturesque sights on the Pacific coast. Thirty-minute auto service from Laurel canyon, commencing 10:30 a. m. Round trip from Los Angeles, 75c. • _' * _ ■ , t-% 'a •T5 Balloon Route Excursion Station LOS Angeles Pacific Ky. HM St.. Between Fourth and Fifth AMUSEMENTS ■DELASCO THEATER ; IlflnKco-niiM-knnod Co., Tropra. and Mt«, t.L,Afc>L,U 1 "_.„ MATINK.KS TOKAY, Tlnimday, Saturday. \ / The third and positively last week of "THE PRICK," tieorge Broadhurst's newest and ' Itrrateat play, mill commence tomorrow night at tho nulaw 11 theater. •Tin: PRICE. is Just the biggest and muni sensational «m - can you ever haw. l-'verybody who sees this great play »ays the same thing. ■ ' I 1 vi.'vt WEEK LEWIS P. STONE and the Belnreo theater company will pre sent GEORGE M. COHAN'S musical-play, "FORTY-FIVE MINUTES FROM BROADWAY." L«->o AMr 1 TTC TT-TTT ATT7T? SPRING ST., Matinee Erery llb.t. OS ANUt/LJ^a iHafliaK InBAB fourtii. * shows muiiili The l.auj;h-O-S<-opr. I FAGAN I S Singing t.lrlii. The Laush-O-Scope. | FAGAN I 3 hinging Olrls. POPULAR PRICES —10c, '."(Ic and 30c. Go A Kir* r>r>TTT> A tJTr»TTCT? MATINEES TODAY. Tuesday, Saturday. RAND OPERA HOUbfe, Phone* Main HIM; Home A 1067. FAREWELL WEEK FAREWELL WEEK COMMENCING MATINEE TODAY FERRIS HARTMAN and hie bin sinßins company will present as thl Ir farewell offering an elaborate pro duction of Victor Herbert and Harry B. Smith's famous comic opera success. The Serenade Regular H.-utman prices—Bargain Matinee on Tuesday. Seats selling. | BASEBALL— Pacifi^Coast^ League >\\ ■ FKAXCISCO "v«. LOS ANGELES —At Chutes Park, 2:3o—Wednesday, Mnv 4- Thursday. May 5; Saturday, .May 7: Sunday, May 8, mornlnsi Mon day May 0 AT VKHNON' i-AUK— May (1, 2:30; Sunday, May 8. 10:30. i-ADllSa FREE every day except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Remember the Friday afternoon games and the Sunday morning games are played at the VERNON BALL PARK, a.« heretofore. _^___^__^_______^_^______ LYMPIC TUT7ATPP > HITS and NOVELTIES LYMPIC THEAIbK HITg and novelties. —(•OOLE=T THEATER in TOWN. ALPHIN and FARGO OFFER "WANTED, —A HUSBAND," with Jules Mendel and Blossom Seeley. TEN 810 BINDING AN DANCING NOVELTIES. inc. 20c, 25c. ILLNESS ONCE MORE RETARDS HYDE CASE Wrangle Over Deposition of Sick Woman Prevents Defense from Closing KANSAS CITY, May 7.— Wranglln* ovor a deposition that involved one question so retarded the progress of the Hyde trial today that the defense failed to close its case, ns It had planned to do. The deposition was that <>f Mr?. John M. ("loary. She was ill and her tes timony was taken at hfr homo this in..niing. She testified Dr. Hyde and his wife took dinner at her house last November 21. The state Insists the couple was at the Bwope home that day. Prosecutor Conkllng asserted when rourt finally convened this afternoon that he had noi been given proper no tice of the Intention t<> take the deposi tion and he was sustained by the rourt. By the time this matter was aettled it wa~ late In tin* day. Dr. J. W. PerkUiH was then called and questioned briefly, after which court adjourned until Monday. HAVENS, CARELESS, MAY LOSE SEAT IN CONGRESS Democrat Who Smashed Machine Fails to File Election Ex penses in Time ROCHESTER, N. T., May 7.—Be cause of failure to file his election ex penses within ten days after election, James S. Havens, Democrat, wlio was elected to congress from the Thirty second congressional district April 19, over George W. Aldrldge, Republican, has forfeited hU office, according to authorities quoted here. Mr. Havens sent his account Of ejec i tion expenses from Washington to be Bled here, and when it was prcs. ntcd yesterday Commissioner of Elections Nichols refused to accept it, holding thai under the law lie had no right to accept such a statement after the ex piration of ten days. It. is held that Mr. Havens should have filed his expense account not later than April 29. ♦ « » ——— Southern Pacific change in time Sunday, May 8. Sen display notice in this paper. AMUSEMENTS •' , OROSCO'S BURBANK THEATER ""Sil'SSih: BBOIMMING MATINEE TODAY, REX 11 BACH'S GRIPPING DRAMA OF THE YUKON, THE BARRIER First time on any stago outside of New York city. Prices 35c, 60c, 780. Matln«e§ Satur day and Sunday, 100, 2.*>c, 60c, HAMBURGER'S MAJESTIC THEATER B^fK'. BEOINMNG TOMOIIT— ' . » KOLB AND DILL IN THE GREATEST MUSICAL AND KUN PLAT 'EVER PRODUCED. ".■'( The Merry Widow and the Devil Trices -~c, r.Oc. 76e, 11. Matlneea Wcdnesd ay and Saturday. 25c. 60c. 75«. lf^Vt-V-LQ-~.. J"-TO^- — "* ■ MATKTEB EVERT DAY. l-aril.iihir M-l \Tf\II f\ CXX t\ 11CX I **r«-nenttt»_f Always the I \iz: £r? rh'i;!fli n,'l V ailucVlllc 1 *n^ rz%i^.. \ "■■ ■'■■■ i ' "The Leading Lady" ' "La Petite Gosse" With Marguerite Han«y'* Co. | 1 With Mile. M. Cork.4 Co. Edwin Holt & Co. -_, . . Stelling & Revell •■The Mayor and the Manicure.'* JYlatinCC Horizontal Bar. Charles F. Semon TnHav Nonette The Narrow Feller. 1 OUdy Musician and Bololst. Barnes i & Crawford I— ' Girls from Melody Lane : "Patent Fakir and Lady." Max Witt's singers. OIU'IIKITM MOTION PICTIUKS. .„.,„„ .. EVKKT XIOnT. 100. i:»-. Slk-. 75.-. MATINEB I>AII,V. 10r. 250, Bot. MASON OPERA HOUSE 55JST Tuesday, May 10th MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Charles Frohman Presents e7VIAUDE I c y_DAMS In J. M. Barries Best Play, WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS By th« author of "The Little Minister." "Quality Street." "Peter Pan," «tc Trices 800 to $2.00. Scats now on sale. _^_______ -r-, LANCHARD HALL wsSS£?**vmß . Tuesday Evening, May 10 Saturday Matinee, May 14 Dr. Ludwig Wullner Great German Lieder Singer Prosrams Include "Das Hexenlled" and "Four Serious Songs" (Brahms). Prices—US 00, $1 SO. $1.00. Beat rale b'erlns Saturday, May 7. 10 a. m. SOUTH.. KIIN CAI.II'OHMA MrsICCO., 832 * '""" Broadway. SIMPSON AUDITORIUM- ** E B,L Hn™.^ FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 13 Olga Steeb California Pianiste with an International Reputation SEAT SALE AT BARTL.ETT MUSIC CO., OPPOSITE CITY HALI* POPULAR PRICES—SOc, 75c, $1.00 I - T EVY'S CAFE CHANTANT a, THIItn AND MAIN. EVY'S CAFE CHAN lAN l g g:3O and 10:30 imtly. . Another Group of Star Entertainers the icmsTOFFr TRIO, Grand Opera company; FOUR IMPERIAL. HUNGARIAN DANG ERS from Budapest; RAYMOND BALDWIN. Baritone Soloist; TRACY MARKOW. Operatic Soprano, and KAMMERMEYETVS ORCHESTRA, with now program numbers. IT IB TO DINK PLEASANTLY. PRINCESS THEATRE *"?*£",: SEW PRINCESS STOCK CO, In the hip fun show. "THE »50,000 BEAUTY." The show that breaks the record. A whirlwind of mirth, music and mimicry, featuring the favorite chorus of the city. THREE SHOWS DAILY— 3 o'clock, 7:l."» and 9:1.'. PRICES 10c. 20c, 25c. The Attractions of Our Resorts /o£&\ Saturday and Sunday Promise U^poJ To Be the Beet Ever. xsst_r£>/ r7Wt Lowe $2.00 Round Trip The greatest scenic railway trolley trip. The most wonderful of them all in diversity and beauty of its scenery and scope and variety of its views. Spend the week end at ALPINE TAVERN. Cars from 6th and Main St. terminal 8, 9, 10 a. m., 1:30 and 4p. m. The Inviting Spots Are LONG BEACH, with the greatest variety of first-class amuse ments. Hear the Famous Municipal Band in its daily concerts. Enjoy the Pleasure Pier, the Pike, the Virginia Hotel and Mam moth Hot Salt Plunge, Double Whirl, Figure Eight, Ocean Ex cursions and a hundred other attractions. There is always some thing doing. • POINT FIRMIN, with its rugged cliffs. The government breakwater and lighthouse. HUNTINGDON BEACH, NEWPORT, BALBOA and SUN-, SET BEACH. The FISHERMAN'S PARADISE. It's a beauti ful ride along the Surf Line for miles. . NAPLES for the famous Fish Dinner at the NAPOLT. . __ The Valley Attractions Include ' ■ BPV Charming CASA VERDUGO, Toothsomely, Temptingly Quaint MONROVIA, AZUSA, GLENDORA, COVINA and SIERRA MADRE. Beautiful trips through the Orange Groves. RUBIO CANYON, with its witchery of solitude. Other Points of Interest San Gabriel Mission Cawston Ostrich Farm Fast, Frequent Service from Sixth and Main Streets. Pacific Electric Railway"