Newspaper Page Text
i vni,. xxxvn. T>T?Tr iT?« FCH fTMTM by carrier NUMBER 388 JL IXLVjJII . O\J KJlilVi L O per MONTH KOREA'S EMPEROR RETIRES, LAUDING POWER OF JAPAN Former Sovereign Issues Fare well Rescript, Urging Loyalty to New Rulers STATE DEPARTMENT ADVISED Proclamation Declares Thou sands of Subjects Will Be Em ployed on Public Works (Associated Press) i SEOUL, Korea, Aug. 29.— Upon' the relinquishment of his power and the turning 1 over today of his country and people to the sovereignty of Japan, Emperor Vi Syek Issued the following farewell rescript: . "Notwithstanding our unworthlness, we have succeeded in the arduous task handed down by our ancestors,' We have endeavored up to the present to follow modern administrative prin ciples, but long existing evils and deep rooted weakness made It Impossible for luk to effect . reforms in a reasonable time. • "Therefore we feel constrained, be lieving it wise, to entrust the great task to other hands. In order that efficient measures may be taken and a satis factory result obtained, after serious consideration, we have ceded all sov ereignty rights to Japan's emperor, 'having implicit faith In him and thus Insuring far eastern peace and our peo ple's welfare. FINAL, APTKAI. FOB ORDER . ."I appeal to all my people not to create commotion, but to appreciate the situation and the trend of events and to enjoy happiness bp pursuing their peaceful occupations and by obeying the new administration. "In taking this step we have not dis ,regarded your interests; on the con trary, we acted with the hope of re lieving a deplorable situation. There fore, ,we command you to take cog nizance of our wishes." -- Simultaneously with the promulga tion of the emperor's decree, the gov ernor general issued a proclamation outlining the future administrative policy of Cho Sen, the name under which the kingdom will be known. Am nesty is decreed to prisoners sentenced for slight offenses, and the poorer peo ple are relieved of their unpaid taxes. The new administration will advance $8,600,000 to encourage industry and • education; provide hospitals and relieve paupers. .. .-,. ' KMPIjOYMENT FOR THOUSANDS ' The proclamation urges the people of Cho Sen to preserve order. It says thousands of; persons will be employed .In public works, and that religious freedom will -be recognized, but that political, or sectarian Intrigues under the cover of religious bodies will be punished. , All the loyal law-abiding citizens will benefit by a wise rule. In conclusion a ' strong appeal I; made to the people not to be led astray. . . . The - Korean - newspapers yesterday I announced the gist of the agreement •between the Korean and Japanese em perors.' , The people are quiet. Leading Koreans say the people generally!will accept the situation, believing the coun try will prosper like Japan. - ; , ..■■■■H .■..■■■■..■■■■ in TREATY PROMULGATION FAILS TO THRILL TOKIO Japanese Emperor Gives Reasons for Kingdom's Annexation TOKIO, Aug. 29.—The official promul gation of the treaty of annexation of Korea by Japan under tho name Cho Ben, was made at 9 o'clock this morn ing. At the name time, a mass of doc uments providing for the future gov ernment of the new colony was made iniblio. There is not the slightest evidence here of Jubilation over the annexa tion. Re ports received from Seoul say the people there accepted the announce ment quietly. A rescript by the Japanese emperor says that In 1905 Korea was placed under the protectorate of Japan, but that notwithstanding tho partial suc cess of the existing government, Korea was unable to preserve order. Suspi cion and misgiving permeated tho pen insula, and therefore, in concert with the emperor of Korea, he arrived at a plan for tho permanent annexation ,if Korea. •.The emperor expresses the belief thav the Koreans in future will enjoy pros perity, and that the new status will serve as a fresh guarantee for the en during peace of the orient. WASHINGTON RECEIVES DECLARATION OF TREATY otate Department Makes Known Details of Convention WASHINGTON, Aug 1. 28.—The treaty between Japan and Korea, by which the Hermit kingdom is annexed as a sovereign part of Japan, was made public at the state department toduy in accordance with an arrangement entered into with department officials and Baron Uchida, the Japanese am •bassador to the United States. In addition to the text of the con vention a declaration of the Jupaneso government concerning the effect of annexation upon powers enjoying treaties with Japan is made public. Existing Korean (schedules covering imports from foreign countries and regulations for governing coasting trude will be continued, for ten years. The United Stattu, especially is ac quainted with tho fact that the copy rie-ht and patent laws of Japan will be (Continued on I'heo Two) LOS ANGELES HERALD FORMER PRESIDENT AND CONQUEROR WHO SEEKS HIS CAPTURI MANAGUA, Aug. 28.—Under In structions from Gen. Juan J. Estrada, head of the provisional government. Gen. Luis Mena, acting president of the republic. Is Investigat ing the charge that when former Presi dent Madriz fled from Managua he took with him a large portion of the funds of the government. The pro visional government is extremely anx ious to lay hands on Madriz, as num erous charges aro pending against him. former president, however, is known The former president, however. Is known to have no intention of return ing to Nicaragua to face any charges that may be made. COOL WEATHER PREDICTED WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.—Tempera tures near or below normal will pre vail over the greater part of the coun try during the present week beginning tomorrow, according to today's weath er bureau forecast. INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY I' FORECAST j For Los Angeles and vicinity: ' Fair Mon day; light went wind. Maximum tempera ture joterrlay, 84 degrees; minimum tem perature, 61 degree!. 'vi*;i *?> V. ", LOS ANGELES Delegates selected by Socialists adopt plat form at meeting held In Labor Temple. , PAGE 5 Dr. Locke, home from the east, again ap pears In pulpit. PAGE 8 Fifty j famous astronomers arrive In Pasa dena for International meeting on Mt. Wilson. PAGE 1 Musical Matinee club . presents piano to Florence Crlttenton home. PAGE 5 Rev. A. 1.. Cortle, noted .English astron omer, preaches sermon at St. Vlblana cathedral. ■ PAGE 5 Company of Angelenos will plant big tract In Mexico In rubber. PAGE 13 Applications for liquor permits will keep police board busy at meeting tonight. . , -»\' PAGE 3 Grand Army ports combine In extending Invitation to secure encampment for Los Angeles next year. \ PAGE 8 Three-year-old ' lad - has narrow escape from death from "play doctor's" medi cine. ,-• . • »••;, j . PAGE 3 Detectives search city for man who at tacked Frances Schlpous. after threat ening to kill : her ■ companion. PAGE 3 Twenty-seven Angelenos plan world tour; under German-American - Savings bank auspices. . * _ PAGE 3 William D." Browning, a teamster, shot In shoulder at Bethlehem mission by i Edward Claim. ... PAGE 3 SOUTH CALIFORNIA l-^condtdo plans grape day celebration for September. page 8 Lxmg Beach -Christian church subscribes $700 to fund to build new church in a day. PAGE 10 Mli-s Mabel I.awson minis seven miles from tfan Pedro to Ixing Beach In four hours und 20 minutes. PAGE 1 l'lnns laid to reclaim vast desert section in San Bernardino county. PAGE 10 North side residents of Pasadena will form improvement association. PAGE 10 Mrs). Marie Schaefer of Los Angeles be comes unconscious while in surf at Santa Monica and diea In hospital. PAGE 10 COAST lUiln aids fire fighters and forest flames are now under control. . PAGE 1 Last of primaries to select candidates for delegates to New Mexico's constitutional convention are held. PAGE 1 EASTERN Ftnosevelt cantern for thirty miles across Wyoming plains. PAGE 2 President Taft writes to Republican con gressional chairman in New York urging harmony In election and replying to party criticism. PAGE 2 Federal census returns show greatest In crease among cities of less than 50,000 population. PAGE 2 Ejections in Maine and Vermont will show strength of parties in New England. PAGE 10 Foughkeepsie society woman charged with smuggling pearls. PAGE 1 Actress fiance of F.Augustus Helnze de clares nhv will pay no attention to letters from millionaire published by Mrs. . French. v PAGE' 3 FOREIGN Retiring emperor of Korea praises plans pf Japan In rescript, and Washington re ceives text of treaty. PAGE 1 MINING AND OIL Midway Northern, after bringing In big wall decides to sell entire production. PAGE 9 Conservation governmept puts Inspectors In Held to spy upon oil operators. I'AGE s Arizona Commercial enters sulphide ore. PAGE, D Company at New York misrepresents prop erty production. PAGE 9 State Mineralogist Aubrey attacks work ings of Burr Broa. PAGB 9 MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29, 1010. WOMAN SWIMS 7 MILES IN OCEAN, SETTING RECORD Miss Mabel Lawson Goes from Dead Man's Island to Long Beach HAS RESERVE OF STRENGTH Given Stimulant Three Times on Her Long Battle Against the Tides [Special to The Herald] LONG BEACH. Aug. 28.—Setting a now swimming record on the Pacific coast and accomplishing a (eat never before accredited to any- man or woman, Miss Mabel Lawson, a 19-year old Los Angeles young woman, this morning swam from Deadman's Island at San Pedro to the Long Beach pier and thence to shallow water in front of the lifesaving station at the bath house. The distance of Miss Lawson's swim Is estimated at seven miles. She used the English overhand stroke ex clusively. Her aquatic expedition was under taken as a test of strength and not to set a record for speed. The distance was covered In 4 hours and 20 minutes. Miss Lawson dived from a boat at Deadman's island at 5:10 o'clock and It was 9:30 when she came ashore In front of the bath house, the cheers of thou sands of people ringing In her ears. Her mother, Mrs. Whitney of the Ar cade hotel, Los Angeles, embraced her as she waded up the beach. The young swirhmor declares she will next try a swim from the end of the Long Beach pier to the San Pedro breakwater, which, being against the current, would be A more difficult task than that accomplished today. 6TKKNGTII LEFT "I could have gone three or four times farther had it been necessary," she asserted upon reaching the beach this morning. "I have considerable reserve strength left. I would be wlll- Ipg to swim against Miss Annette Kel lermann at long distances at any time. If Miss Kellermann were to undertake the swim from San Pedro to this city tomorrow, as I have heard she may, I would swim with her and would finish the course." Miss Lawson's coaches, chief among whom Is William Mehler, a lifeguard employed by the bath house company, declare she can swim against any woman In the world In long distance going. . • . Miss Law-won had expected to dive from tha end of the San Pedro break water this morning ,' but the fog which hung over- the bay made it Impossible for her or the men In the accompany ing rowboat to steer their course with out something to guide them. Accord ingly the start was made from nearer shore, so that the boom of the break ers could be heard, and from this the course was taken. The line of their progress doubtless wavered numerous times from a straight course. ' In the rowboat which went along near the swimmer were Mehler, Wil liam Thompson of San Pedro and C. E. Cleveland, a Pike merchant. They kept the boat about twenty feet from the young woman most of the time. They stayed In her wake or rowed to a position in ' front and guided the swimmer. . THREE RESTS TAKEN Three times during her long swim Miss Lawson came up . to the boat, rested one hand upon It and took a small drink of ammonia, .prepared by Dr. Bernard Shelton for the purpose of stimulating ,her. Twice she turned upon her back and\ floated for a few seconds. The only trying moments during her swim were when she passed In front of the Long Beach harbor opening. A strong current there proved hard for her to get through, and as she could see the harbor Jetties and saw that she was making little if any progress .she became worried and nervous. Taking a small'stimulant at this time she ral lied and pulled away from the sort of tlderip which had held her. At • this time she was probably a half mile at? shore. She swam to within about twenty feet of the Long- Beach pier. She did not land there, but turned and swam to the shore. Al Riethmiller and W. Barton went out from the llfesavlng station in the lifeboat ft) greet her. They met her as she got In water shal low enough to allow her to wade 1. "Give me your hand, Al," were her first words, addressed to Riethmiller. She was plainly tired and her knees were unsteady for a moment or two, but after her mother met her on shore and led her away to rest she seemed strong as ever and none the worse for her swim. ■•-./•■ This Is not Miss Lawson's first sea son of swimming, but. she has never undertaken long swims before this year. She frequently swims to the end of the pier and to boats anchored near it, and made a mile In 28 minutes Fri day. She has had a standing challenge for a race out for a month, but has had no. takers. The young woman lives at the. Arcade hotel, Los Angeles, but spends much of her time at the-beach. She gives much credit for her develop ment as a swimmer to the instructions and coaching given her by Mehler. .;.■< ■■ *£■ 4» » YOUTHFUL MUSICIAN IS KILLED BY AUTO OAKLAND,, Aug. 2?.—Carmen Rod riguez, the 10-year-old daughter of Jose Rodriguez, the musician, «and herself regarded as a musical progidy. was run down today by an automobile and so badly Injured that she died while on her way to the hospital. The girl was riding a bicycle when t»)e accident oc curred. ATTORNEY ENDS LIFE IN SACRAMENTO BY BULLET SACRAMENTO, Aug. 28.—Frank F. Freeman, an attorney, formerly of San Francisco, but who has resided here with relatives durinK the last six months, despondent over hlw declining health, tonight killed himself with a revolver. Scenes from Idaho District Where 200 Lost Lives in Blazing Forests • ■ - _ mm ii l flft^v. ii ,i pQdUANo : ■> i j v Y^aowsTomi nj ■V . a^Awprrv^ r v%7 / r 111 50 STAR GAZERS REACH PASADENA Astronomers of World-Wide Fame Arrive in Crown City on Special Train PASADENA, Air - fifty of the world's most promlnei t astronomers out of eighty who are ixpected to at tend the confi ronca, hi re this week have arrived at Hotel Maryland. Most of them came yesterday afternoon in the two special cars which had been engaged to curry the noted visitors across the countr froi i the Atlantic coast. In th«- Maryland lobby last evening good chteer and enthusiasm over the prospects of a successful meeting seemed on the surface to per meate the place, but there was an undercurrent of regret which often found expression In words of disap pointment when it was learned that Dr. George E. Hale, director of the Carnegie Observ itory on Mount Wil son, will be unable on account of sickness to nit vl the sessions of the conference exeep to deliver an open- Ing address at the gathering on Mount Wilson WccljusiJiy morning. Dr. Hale is Io k»d upon as one of the leading ' ;M> In astronomical circles, he having constructed many special instruim n't. for solar research at the local observatory. Prominent among: these !■ ft sp.'ctro-hcltograph for observing prominences on the sun without waning for en eclipse. While th« astronomers hail from many nations monl of them'are con versant With the i.i'glish language. Those who speak In foreign tongues seem to hnvo no difficulty in convers ing with their fellow -(dentists, owing to the fact that practically all can speak more than one language, but it is said there \v;; ■• some confusion among the bellboys i<l the telephono exchange operator at the hotel before they "got their hearings." REPORTS ARK IMPORTANT One Interesting feature of the arrival of the scientists was the array of bag gage with its many labels from all parts of the vvm-Id from which the visitors hall. Another feature was the method of handling mail for the visit ors. Instead of numerous parcels one large envelope was awaiting each guest aw he registered, and In this envelope was all personal correspond ence which had been received for the individual, a copy of tho program of the week's conference and numerous invitations to the social events which have been arranged for the week. The gathering here this week is- the fourth conference of the International UnAi for Co-operation In Solar Re search and an astrophysical atmosphere is expected to surround the Crown city for a few days. The manner of con ducting the meetings of the society is the essence of simplicity. No formal papers will be presented at the ses sions, the time being devoted to re ceiving reports of committees previous ly appointed to chronicle various spe cific observations. It is said these reports usually are received without airendment. Follow ing the reports suggestions are received from the various members as to sub sequent work in the line of solar re search and In each instance volunteers agree to make a specialty of the sub ject under consideration and report at the next meeting. The gatherings are more like formal visits than conven tions, all business being transacted in committee of the whole. By this meth od It enables a broader field to be cov ered and after notes are compared the work can be arranged si as to prevent I (CootlnueU on l'age Tcu) FIVE MEN AND A WOMAN KILLED OR HURT IN DUEL • ' lATTTON 1, Ok la.. All*. —Accord- ing to a wport received here five men ; and one j|lwoman J have either been S killed or sertimsly wounded, In a duel (hat took place ' about sixteen . miles from Water*. A. Busley , and two Rawles brothers are said to have .been the principals. ■ ■ :^-f:r'^' SOCIETY WOMEN CHARGED WITH SMUGGLING PEARLS Poughkeepsie Leader to Be Cited in the Customs House Today NEW YORK, Aug. 28.—According to customs men, Mrs. I. Reynold Adri ance of Poughkeepsie, N. V., socially prominent and wealthy will be sum moned to appear at the customs house tomorrow to show cause why she should not be arrested on a charge of smuggling. Arriving today on the steamer Baltic customs inspectors said she failed to mention in her declaration of dutiable goods a $6000 pearl necklace, found after a search of her person, hidden in her hat. According to customs officials, Mrs. Adrlance mentioned no pearls, al though submitting a carefully prepared decla«ition. She paid $180 in duty, but the customs men ware not .satisfied. And while Mr. Adrlance, who had come here from Poughkeepsie to meet her, protested indignantly, Mrs. Adriance and her 18-year-old daughter, Helen, were taken to their cabin and searched. The search was conducted by women inspectors, who found only a gold mesh purse, which Mrs. Adriance insisted she had bought in this country. She adhered to .this statement, according to tho customs officers, until Miss Helen Adriance exclaimed: "Oh, mother, why don't you tell them wo got it in Lucerne? 1 wanted you to do that at first." ADMITS IT IS I'OKKION- The mother then admitted, officials say, the purse was purchased in Swit zerland. She refused to give it up, but agreed to pay suitable duty. This ended the ordeal temporarily, but while pacing on the pier waiting for the removal of her trunks the cus toms officials charge that Mrs. Adri aneo took a slip of paper from the purso, tore it into tiny bits and threw them away. They were collected by the government agents, however, and when pasted together save evidence that the customs men considered suf ficient to warrant another search. Mrs. Adriance then admitted, they say, that she had a pearJ necklace which she surrendered. Government officials said tonight that Mrs. Adriance was not detained on a charge of smuggling because today was Sunday. All persons arrested on this charge must go before a commis sioner, who cannot accept ball on Sun day. This would mtan Jail until Mon day, and to avoid complications it was decided to postpone urtion and to rely upon the standing Cf the Adriances to Insure Mrs. Adrlance's appearance when desired. It Is said tho pearls were bought In Florence, Italy. Should a case be made against their owner on a charge of smuggling she is liable to a. fine of $5000 and to olitai.i possession of the jewels she must pay a penalty of twice their foreign value, $6000, plus a duty of 60 per cent. 'ciT\!/iT I? I YVPTTTI^ • DAILY ie. ON TRAINS »J. SliN (jrLr.l CAJI lli(» . m;M).VVS 80. ON TRAINS 10* RAINSTORMS HELP FIGHTERS OF FIRE Conflagration in Northwest Now Nearly Ended After Loss of 200 Lives SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 28.—Rain and the fire fighters combined today conquered the great forest holocaust which has raged for over a week, tak ing a toll of over 200 lives and de stroying $20,000,000 worth of property. Reports from Idaho, Montana, Ore gon and Washington all tell of the final conquest of the flames. In many sections the fire fighters are being re called from the scene of their labor. A report reached here today of an entire family, Including-two women, los ing their lives in the destruction of their home near Sandpoint, Idaho, on Thursday Besides the women two men and three children also lost their lives. Small fires are reported to be still burning in northeastern Washington, but these are expected to be soon un der control. Reports from Wallace, Idaho, state that three of the victims of the fire who were In the hospital there died today. RAIN MAY PUT OUT FIRES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON Showers General Over Blaze- Swept Districts SEATTLE, Auk. 28.—Rain, which began to fall late today, came to the aid of the tired lire fighters in western Washington, and if the showers con tinue through the night danger from the fires that have been raging is passed. Reports received in Seattle tonight Indicate the rain la general over the fire-swept districts of the Cascades. BLAZES IN SOUTHERN IDAHO UNDER CONTROL OGDEN, Utah, Aug. 28.—Forester E. Sherman of district No. 4, headquarters in this city, announced tonight the fires in Idaho of this district are now under control. In the Island Park dis trict, where a big f.ro was raging yes terday. Supervisor Harrett now has v. force of 300 men. ROCKEFELLER AGAIN FAILS TO ADDRESS BIBLE CLASS CLEVELAND. 0., Aug. 28.—For the second Sunday In succession John D. Rockefeller today failed to talk to his Bible class at the Euclid Avenuo Bap tist church. Until two weeks ago it was the custom of the. oil king to ad dress his cluss every Sunday he spent in Cleveland. His failure to speak is only a part of the reticence he has manifested during the last two weeks. During this timo is absolutely refused to be inter viewed. Heretofore be hns rather wel comed reporters. It is said by his friends that Mrs. Rockefeller has influenced her husband against stating his opinions and mak ing forecasts in the presence of re porters. OcENTS PROGRESSIVES TO RULE CONVENTION IN NEW MEXICO Last Primaries Are Held to Se lect Candidates for Consti tutional Convention TO RUSH PRELIMINARY WORK Effort to Be Made to Have All in Readiness for Admission in 1911 (Associated Press) ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Aug. 28.— The last of the county primaries to nominate delegates for the convention which will frame a constitution for the new state of New Mexico were held last night. These late primaries were chiefly in strongly Republican counties, and since the Republicans are prac tically certain to have a majority In the constitutional convention the re sults have been watched with interest. Taking the territory as a whole the "progressive" Republicans appear to have somewhat the best of it, In that a majority of the candidates have ai nounced themselves and are running n platforms favoring the incorporation into the constitution of the inltiat > and referendum in some form. It Is generally conceded the Repu? licans will have a working majority In the convention and it is probable tr ■■ their majority will be 20 or more of t 100 delegates. The election occurs Sep tember 6. The convention meets Oc tober 3, and may remain In session not to exceed 60 daysi There is a desire on all sides to g^t the constitution before the people and secure Its adop tion so it may be presented to congress for approval before March 4, 1911. If this can be done the territory may achieve its state government 'during the summer of 1911. Otherwise admis sion will be delayed until 1912. The initiative and referendum will be the first and chief issue in the con stitutional convention. The Democrats will be solidly for it, while there will be enough progressive Republicans to loave the question In doubt. Other constitutional question* now being urged include direct election of senators, constitutional limitation of taxation and indebtedness, state regu lation of railroads, a flat railroad com mission, a state labor commission, pro hibition and woman suffrage. FORMER SENATOR DAVIS DYING FROM INJURIES Father-in-Law of Stephen Elkins Fatally Hurt by Fall WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.—A dis patch from Wheeling, W. Va., to the Post says: Henrt" G. Davis, former United States senator and candidate for the vice presidency on the Democratic ticket In 1904, is lying at Elkins, W. Va., seriously ill and the gravest fear 3 , are expressed as to his condition. Henry G. Davis Is father-in-law to United States Senator S. B. Elkins of West Virginia. At his home in Elkins several days ago, Mr. Davis fell down a flight of stairs. At the time of the accident it was thought he had been only bruised, but because he had been ailing for a considerable length of time, the accident is more serious than at first thought. Members of the fam ily are in attendance at the bedside. JAPANESE CONSUL AT MANILA CALLED HOME Association with Radical Filipinos Makes Him Unpopular MANILA, Aug. 29.—Japanese Con sul Iwaya has been summoned to Tokio, and it Is believed he will not return. He has excited American resentment, It Is said, on account of his associa tion with certain radical Filipinos who are opposed to Amercans. It is understood that it was un officially Intimated in Tokio that his successor would be welcomed. Local officials deny knowledge of such an intimation. IWAYA'S RECALL DOES NOT CAUSE SURPRISE WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.—"While both the state and war departments decline to discuss the case of Vice Consul Iwaya, whose government has summoned him from Manila to Toklo, the news that he had been recalled did not appeur to occasion much sur prise. It is understood Secretary Dickin son, some months ago, complained of certain acts of Iwaya, which were brought informally to the attention of the Tokio government by the state de partment. It practically is denied that this government made either a request or demand for the withdrawal of Iwaya, and officials refuse to dlvulga the nature of the alleged acts that rendered the vice consul persona non, grata. _ i PRESIDENT TAFT COASTS DOWN HILLS TO BEVERLY REVERLY, Mass., Aug. 28.—From the village of Dublin, in the New Hampshire foothills, President Taft coasted ninety miles tfils afternoon down to Beverly and the sea level. The drop was nearly 1500 feet and tha president's automobile made it at a speed of over thirty miles an hour. The president had no political con ference at Dublin other than to talk over the general situation with Sec retary MacVeagh and Governor Quln by.