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PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 8, 1911.
VOL. XXH. NO. 51.
B! THE SEA
Score of Lives Lost in
Wreck of Santa Rosa
OFF POINT ARGUELLO
Apparent Safety of Passen
gers and Vessel Wrecked
in Early Morning Was
Changed in Evening to
Apparent Fatal End.
Santa Barbara, Cal., July 7 Twenty
or more passengers and crew of the
wrecked steamer Santa Rosa, of the
Pacific Steamship company line, were
drowned In the surf at dusk while try
ing to escane from the vessel which
was stranded near Tolnt Argucllo, at
3 o'clock this morning six miles south
of here before dawn. The steamer sail
ed from San Francisco yesterday with
In two frail life boats they loft the
ship and plunged into the roaring surf,
and in a moment were floundering In
the boiling waters. The lives of some
were pounded out against the rocks,
while others sank to the bottom. Sev
eral bodies were washed ashore.
At It: 30 o'clock tonight the Santa
Itosu was almost submerged and frantic
efforts were being made to save the
rest of the 200 passengers left aboard
her. At 9 o'clock the government wire
less station at Point Arguello reported
that the vessel had broken amidships
and immense breakers were dashing
over her. The ship will bo a complete
wreck and it is practically certain that
the number of dead will mount rapidly.
The doom of the steamer was sealed
shortly after 4 o'clock this afternoon
when the rising wind stirred up a high
sea and forced an abandonment of ef
forts to transfer the passengers of the
Santa Itosn to the steam schooner Ccn
tralia, which, with the schooner, Helen
P. Drew, had previously made abortive
efforts to float her. "Up to that time
no apprehension of danger was enter
tained by the officers and crew of the
stranded vessel. It was thought she
would be easily floated. In fact Cap
tain Fnria answered wireless queries
with the statement that his ship was
apparently lying casv and would be
floated at crest tide tonight. But as
the afternoon wore on the danger rap
idly increased and bi: nightfa'l it be
came certain that desperate efforts
would be necessary to save any of the
Early in the dai: the Ccntralia and
the Helen P. Drew had passed hausers
to the Santa Rosa but the rising wind
was too strong for their limited power
and at dusk the Santa Rosa swung
broadside to the breakers. Immedi
ately she began to break up. Thc crash
of breaking timbers and overstrained
steel could be heard by the wireless
mon at Point Arguello. The first life
boat was launched at dark, after every
effort had been made to establish boat
communication with the Ccntralia.
The shore line lay. only 200 feet from
the broken ship, but the frail craft
could not make IL It bobbed like a
cork on the crest of the mountainous
breakers and the next instant was sub
merged under the foaming waves. There
were sixteen In this boat, eleven pas
sengers and five of the crow. All were
daBhed to death against the rocks or
Another boat was launched by the
frantic people aboard the steamer but
met the same fate. There were about
nineteen persons in this boat. .Fifteen
managed to reach the shore alive, bat
tered and most of them unconscious.
In tho offing. Just outside the fatal
breaker line, the steamers Ccntralia,
Helen P. Drew and the oil ship Argyle
lay, their decks lined with crcws.help-
loss to aid.
Down the coast, coming as fast as
her engines could drive, came the tug
Redondo. evidently dispatched some
time today to aid the doomed ship. A
special train, according to railroad of
ficials, has been dispatched from the
north to take the survivors south.
At 11:30 all the ipassengcrs were
landed on the beach, and the crew is
now coming ashore. The list of the
dead, announced by the company. Is
oleven, while from other sources t Is
said to be nineteen. The full list, with
names, probably will not be known be
RESCUE AT NIGHT.
Removal of Survivors Occupied Five
San Francisco, Cal., July 8 Second
Officer E. Hcwson and three members
of the crew of the Santa Rosa were the
only ones drowned when the vessel
broke up tonight off Point Arguello, ac
cording to the latest advices received at
the Pacific Coast Stomship company's
office here. These men lost their lives
while trying to put a Una ashore. The
removal of the passengers and crew
began at 5:45 p. m. and was completed
A special train left Honda for Los
Angeles at 11 o'clock. There was no
suffering among the passengers. Tho
telegram was signed by F. W. Barry,
assistant to the superintendent of tho
San Francisco. Cal., July S A corres
pondent of the Chronicle at the scene
of the wreck telegraphs at 1 o'clock this
morning that lie is positive that twenty-five
lives were lost in the wreck of
the Santa Rosa. The names of those
lost are impossible to secure until a
comparison can be made of the list of
passengers and those saved. This will
be some time tomorrqw.
THEY WERE HOLY KISSES.
Mrs. Bridges Tells of Her Relations
Chicago. 111., Julv 7 Mrs. Lucille
Bridges frequently kissed Evelyn Ar
thur See, founder of the "Absolute Life"
cult, who called her "his doll." and
wrote letters to him while he was in
jail telling of her love for him. ac
cording to her testimony at the trial of
the cult leader, who is charged with ab
ducting her scvcntcen-year-old daugh
ter, Mildred Bridges. '
"The many kisses I exchanged with
Mr. Pee were holy and simply saluta
tions," Mrs. Bridges testified. She also
said she had made contributions of $1,
000 and J500 to See In tho cause of
ON BIXBY INTERVIEW
After Thirteen Years Vindication Has
Madrid, July 7 All the papers print
today the statement of Brigadier Gen
eral William II. Bixby. chief of en
gineers. U. S. A., that he believed that
the destruction of the battleship Maine
was caused by the explosion of her
magazines and not by an external
The official paper in commenting up
on that statement says that '.t will be
shown that although Spain had to give
up her American possessions sho ha3
not been dishonored.
A COLORADO TRAGEDY.
Two Women Pinned Down By Auto
Fort Collins. Colo.. July 7. Mrs. R.
M. Booraem, wife of the superintend
ent of the Great Western Sugar com
pany, and her sister, Mrs. W. B.
Manning of Baltimore, were killed
tonight, when their auto skidded and
overturned into an irrigation ditch.
Both women wore pinioned in the
water 4ind drowned.
TO C. E.
HIS SUBJECT THE ARBITRATION
Though Not Preventing, It Lessens
Probability of War.
Atlantic City, X. J., July 7 In a
speech to the International Christian
Endeavor convention here tonight.
President Taft declared that negotia
tions for an arbitration treaty between
Great Britain and United States had
reached a point where there was no
doubt as-to the signing of the agree
ment. "I am glad to say," said the presi
dent, "that today we have reached such
a point in the negotiation for a treaty
of universal arbitration with one of
the great European powers that we can
confidently predict the signing of a
satisfactory treaty. The arbitration
treaty heretofore in force with Great
Britain and other countries excepted
from the causes which were to be ar
bitrated those which Involved vital In
terests of cither party or Its honor.
"The treaty which we arc now clos
ing with England eliminates these ex
ceptions and provides that all questions
of International concern, of justifiable
character, shall be submitted to arbi
tration by an impartial tribunal."
The president expressed a hope that
eventually six European countries may
make similar treaties. Such action, he
said, would not abolish war but furnish
a forcible instrument for preventing it.
The president spoke from a platform
on the Million Dollar Pier.
Following the address, President
Taft, accompanied by Secretary
Hilles,- Captain Butt and Senator
Briggs of New Jersey, dciwrtcd for
Philadelphia, where he arrived a few
minutes before 11 o'clock.
FIGHTING GOES ON.
Figueroa's Rurales and Band of Ma
dcristas. Mexico City, July 7. Several for
mer revolutionists were killed and
others were wounded today iti a clash
between General Figueroa's mrales
and a body of men styling themselves
"Madcristas" under General Salgado
at Iguala according to meager reports
reselling here tonight,
Los Angeles Superior Court
HOW PRISONERS GAME
Not the Concern of Court.
It Was Enough for It to
Know That They Had
Been Brought for Trial
on the Charges.
Los Angeles, July 7. A preliminary
victory was won today by the pros
ecution in the case of John J. Iq
Namura secretary-treasurer of tho
International Association of Bridge
and Structural Iron Workers, when
Judge Walter Bordwell sustained ob
jection to the plea ol' no jurisdiction
introduced by his attorneys.
In handing down his ruling. Judge
Bordwell said the Los Angeles courts
have jurisdiction over the pending
trial on nineteen charges of murder,.
The judge declared that the conten
tion of the defense that when a man
was extradited upon one charge that
of dynamiting in this case he could
not be tried upon another, murder
had no application so far as extra
dition from one state to another was
As the allegations that extradition
had been accomplished by irregulari
ties, by what the defense termed
frfmud." Judge Bordwell said the court
was not to decide anything because
of sentiment or emotion, but upon
questions of law, and that it was not
his province to enter into the ques
tion of how a prisoner was brought
into the jurisdiction of his court but
to try him after he arrived there. The
alleged fraud, the court stated, had
no effect upon the principle involved.
It was agreed that the same ruling
should apply in "all of the pleas en
tered In the murder charges against
McXamara, and in the accusalton of
dynamiting the Lewellyn Iron Works,
After the question of jurisdiction
was determined, the defense was ask
ed by the prosecution If it desired to
have John J. McXamara plead to the
charges against him. The defense an
swered by filing motions to quash the
indictments, tho motions being the
same as those filed yesterday in the
case of his brother, James B. Mc
Namara, so far as the murder charges
The motions charged bias on the
part of the jurors; the appointment
as a special prosecutor, of an attor
ney whoi previously had acted as a
lawyer for the Times; the intimidat
ing of witnesses by that attorney;
the failure of the prosecution to at
tach the names of all grand Jury wit
nesses to the Indictments; and sev
eral purely technical allegations.
The principal reason for attacking
the Indictment charging John J. Mc
Xamara with dynamiting the Llew
ellyn Iron Works was that he was
not in the state at the time the ex
plosion occurred. It was agreed that
the ' motions in both men's cases
should be considered together. The
prosecution then moved that all the
affidavits filed, with the motions be
kstricken from the records. The de
fense objected to such procedure and
then followed a long, technical argu
ment, which the prosecution led, cit
ing many titithorities. The case will
cotno up tomorrow morning, when the
defense is scheduled to answer tho
arguments o'f Its opponents.
Pumping of Water From Coffer Dam
Havana, July 7. The pumping out
of the water In the cofferdam sur
rounding tho battleship Maine was re
sumed today and the dcptli was low
ered to the former level of fifteen
feet. The purpose was to make an
examination of the reinforcements of
Its condition appears to be satis
factory, It is th'fc- Intention to 'dump
thousands of tohs of stone into the
dam before proceeding in the effort
to raise the vessel.
INVOLVED IN QUARREL
An Insurgent Movement Threatons
Split of Association.
San Francisco. July 7. By-laws and
proposed amendments to the consti
tution of the Xational Educational
Association, embodied in a committee
report and a buff colored document
headed, "Dcniocracy or Oligarchy,"
and telling what some so-called "in
surgent" members think about this
report, found public circulation al
most simultaneously here today.
Tho two documents were said to
forecast pretty largely those Issues
on which, perhaps, the convention
may split at its annual meeting next
Thursday. Compared with these is
sues, both sides agreed, the election
of a president becomes a minor item,
particularly inasmuch as Mrs. Ella
Flagg Young of Chicago has refused
to run again, and no fight is now
expected on the report of ihe nomi
nation cominittee when it reaches the
Prominent educators deplored tho
prominence given to the political end
of the convention, pointing out that
its main work will le the considera
tion of papers prepared and submitted
by educational experts, and that the
convention machinery is of secondary
consideration, but most of them con
tinued to talk about it among them
GATES GETTING WELL.
Return to America This
Paris, July 7. Intimate friends who
saw John W. Gates say that the con
dition of the American financier is
much Improved. He is planning to
return to America this month.
An abscess in the throat was lanced
recently, and this left Mr. Gates weak
and his physicians ordered that he
do no work and no talking. He suf
fered some from the kidneys, due 'to
poison from the abscess in the throat
It Prevented Flight From Atlantic
City to Washington.
Atlantic City. X. J.. July 7. The
curiosity of a bulldog endangered the
lives of Harry Atwood and Charles
K. Hamilton, the aviators, this after
noon and compelled them to abandon
their proposed flight to Washington.
As their biplane started from the
ground th dog, running across the
beach, poked its nose into one of the
whirling propellers. The dog was
killed, while one of the blades of the
propeller was slightly split.
Hamilton succeeded in temiorarIly
repairing the damage, and another
attempt was made to ascend, but it
proved a failure. On a third effort
to get into the air, the biplane rose
about 100 feet. Then the experts on
the ground noticed one of the pro
pellers had a greater lifting power
than the other, and the machine
sailed along a trifle unsteadily. The
biplane was hovering over the edge
of the ocean, when a sudden gust of
wind struck it, and before Atwood
could right the craft it plunged down
ward into the breakers.
A dozen life guards plunged into
the surf and assisted the two men to
free themselves and hauled tho ma
chine on the beach.
P. O. Inspectors and W. J. Burns ara
Washington, D. C-. July 7 Charges
that a conspiracy exists between Uni
ted States postoffice inspectors and the
W. J. Burns detective agency, the con
spiracy being aimed at tho destruction
of their business was made twday in
a petition filed by the Perkins detective
agency of Philadelphia, Pittsburg and
Indianapolis, with the select committee
appointed by the senate to investigate
the "third degree" methods of the po
lice. Charles A. O'Brien, city solicitor of
Pittsburg, tomorrow will ask that the
committee undertake an investigation
of circumstances surrounding the raid
ing the Perkins agency offices in the
three cities and the seizure of its pap
ers by postoffice inspectors and opera
tors from the Burns agency.
MEXICAN CARMEN -QUIT
Half of Their Demands Conceded by
Mexico City, July 7. Convinced
that further opposition would be fu
tile the striking carmen today accept
ed the terms proposed by the man
agement Tuesday. The management
granted a majority of the demands
Including an increase in wages ap
proximately fifty per cent of that
asked. The strike of the workmen at
tho San Rafael paper mills also was
settled the management granting in
creases In wages.
A new strike inaugurated was that
of girls employed In a match factory.
Tonight they paraded carrying ban
ners. They demand better wages. Re
ports from Vera Crux were that the
stevedores and custom house employes
have not reached an agreement with
their employers. Their strike is caus
ing uneasiness in commercial circles
because of the volume of merchandise
tied up at the port,
Its Treatment of Arizona
' Elks En Tour
VISIT TO CIUDAD JUAREZ
Personal Escort of General
Blanco and Colonel Wil
son Day of Feasting and
Sight Seeing A Rousing
Welcome at Dallas.
Parsons, Kan., July 7 (Special) The
Muskogee Elks at Dallas took good
care of the Atlantic City delegation,
serving breakfast in the Reading hotel.
Texas is a good country from a farming
standpoint, but tho Salt river alley Is
far superior. The members of the par
ty are loud in thoir praise of the re
ceptions given them thus far enroute.
(Signed) DE SOUZA.
The above Is the very latest bulletin.
What happened before that is best told
by Archibald Reginald Gattcr, general
agent of the Arizona Eastern who un
dertook to personally conduct, the Ari
zona excursion to Atlantitc City, but
who was ditched in El Paso and re
turned home yesterday morning. It
wasn't Gatter's fault. He had trans
prtation and spending money and
wouldn't have missed the trip for a
farm, but received a wire from
San Francisco advising him to be
in readiness to go there in a day or so
if needed on a matter of official rail
road business. That settled Gattcr for
the joy ride, but lie insists that he had
a royal time as long as it lasted and
the way they do things in El Paso Is
worth going to see. With tears in his eyes
Gattcr turned the train over to W. C.
McCormick. general agent of the G. H.
fc S. A., with the injunction to look af
ter tilings just as well as though he,
Gattcr, was stl'l on the job.
Many Arlzonlans from eastern terri
torial rpoints joined the excursion at
EI Paso and when the train left there
were eighty-six jubilant passengers on
board, all making faces at Gatter who
stood in the railroad yards and wept.
Dr. Vickers and Frank DcSouza were
on the rear platform swinging their
hats and giving the Arizona yell.
The train got into El Paso at 3 o'
clock In the afternoon and was met by
a large delegation of the El Paso Elks
who loaded the visitors on a special
train of three electric cars and took
them to the Elks club where light re
freshments were served to all. both la
dles and gentlemen, including those
who were not Elks but who were trav
eling on the Elks train. Then all
boarded the cars again for a visit to
Juarez, under the guidance of Dr. Jos.
oph W. Lord, exalted ruler of the El
Arriving in Juarez the'party was met
by General Blanco who Is In command
of the city and by Colonel Wilson, an
American soldier f fortune, who is the
physician in charge of the hospital in
Juarez. Gattcr says the doctor looked
as though he had just dropped out of
one of Richard Harding Davis' novels.
He has prematurely gray hair, wears
a broad Stetson hat, a khaki riding suit
and high tan boots.
The doctor picked out one of the fin
est looking Phoenix ladies in the party
and with her headed a sidewalk proces
sion to the various places of interest
In the city, stopping here and there to
inspect the bullet riddled buildings.
They visited the jail, the old mission,
the customs house, the old market and
a big gambling hall where thev
.introduced to the mysteries of the game
or electric keno.
Returning to El Paso and the Elks
club, a magnificent banquet was served
in the evening where felicitous speech
es were made, Judge Kibbey responding
for the Phoenix contingent and being
introduced as the father of Irrigation.
The EI Paso .people all yelled them
selves hoarse for statehood for Arizo
na. This banquet like the luncheon
was enjoyed by the women of the party
as well as the men.
At the conclusion of the banquet the
visitors, women and nil, marched
through the streets to the depot, es
corted by an army of the EI Paso peo
ple. More hospitable treatment could
not have been accorded the visitors
had every EI Paso Elk been a million
aire, nor could a more appreciative par
ty of visitors be found than the tour
ists who are traveling on the Elks spec
ial. As souvenirs Mr. Gattcr brought back
two documents he will frame and hamr
in the Elks lodge room. One Is the per
mit written by General Blanco to the
El Paso Elks, promising safe escort to
the Arizona party in its visit to Juar
ez, properly signed in his own hand
writing. The other is a copy of a tel
egram that had been found by some
one after the capture of Juarez hv tho
Insurrectos and kept as a curiosity. It
Is dated January 23, 1894. In Mexico
City, signed by Porfirlo Diaz, president,
and Is addressed to M. Tavares, at that
time military governor of Juarez,
MUST SERVE FOR LIFE.
Husband and Paramour for Murder of
Topeka, Kan., July 7 Frank Schcnck
and Mrs. Molllc Stewart, convicted of
the murder of Mrs. Jane Schenck. will
have to servo life sentences. Tho decis
ion was handed down by the supreme
The case was one ot the most sensa
tional ever tried In Kansas. The bodies
of Mrs. Schenck and her two small
children were .found stabbed U: death
in their home In Centropolls. Kansas,
February 4, 1907. The husband and
father and Mrs. Stewart were convicted
of first degree murder, July 11, 1908.
COUNTRY BUILDING UP.
Permits in Fifty-five Cities for Build
ings Worth 60,825,000 for
Chicago, July 7. There is marked
increased building operations through
out the country, the total or the prin
cipal cities for June showing an in
crease of 11 per cent.
Permits were taken out in 55 cities
for the construction of 17,417 build
ings. Involving an expenditure of
?60,S25,000, according to official re
ports received by the Construction
Xews, as compared with 16,811 build
ings, involving a total Investment of
$r.4.SGn,000, for the corresponding
month last year, an increase of 11
per cent. There were increases in 34
and decreases in 21 cities.
He Would Not Interfere With Presi
dential Yachting Party.
Washington. D- C July 7 President
Taft's yachting party on which several
senators are to be entertained in a
cruise from Philadelphia to Washing
ton led to an unsuccessfil effort In the
senate today to secure an adjournment
Senator Cummins said he did not
want his series o amendments voted
upon in the absence of Chairman Pen
rose of the finance committee and
"several of the leading and influential
sonators" and he did not want to make
them "give up tho pleasant breeze of
the ocean for the sultry atmosphere of
tho senate chamber."
For a vote on the Cummins bill,
Monday was then sought but objections
by Heyburn and others finally forced
Cummins to withdraw..
Senator Swanson of Virginia urged a
plan of federal aid for state road con
struction and Owen of Oklahoma gave
details plan for municipal overnment
HE APPEARED FIRST
AS GOOD SAMARITAN
W. E. D. STOKES' SYMPATHIES
Prosecuting Witness Is Reticent Re
garding Missing Letters.
Xew York, July 7. Where arc tho
rest of the Stokes letters? How did
they come to be suppressed? Who
suppressed them, and why?
These are the questions that Rob
ert W. Moore, counsel for Lillian
Graham and Ethel Conrad, tried to
get answered this afternoon In their
preliminary hearing on the charge
that they attempted to murder W. E.
D. Stokes, the millionaire hotel man,
when he called at their apartment to
get possession of the letters.
The questions were not answered
to Mr. Moore's satisfaction, but lie
was able to advance so far that he
will rest his case tomorrow afternoon,
after one more witness has been
called the elevator boy who took
Stokes to the girls' apartment on the
night he was shot.
Under cross-examination. Stokes
told how he first met Ethel Conrad;
how she enlisted his sympathies for
Lillian Graham, who was sick and
penniless, 'stokes said Miss Conrad
told him she had attempted suicide.
He told how he came to call on the
two girls after Lillian Graham's re
covery and what his sentiments for
His narrative only faltered when he
was questioned about missing letters.
But those who expected the two girls
to take the stand were disappointed.
INDIAN IRRIGATION SYSTEM.
Washington, July 7. (Special.) L.
C. Hill, supervising engineer of the
reclamation service, and Charles E.
Cole of the McDowell Indian reserva
tion testified before the commission
as to the irrigation system on that
Watches, Diamonds and Jewelry, Bought,
Sold and exchanged. Highest cash price paid for Old Golf, sHlTei
and Precious Stones.
M'fg. Jeweler and Watch Repairing. 23 W. Wash. St, Phoenix. Aria.
Domingo Franco Hanged In
NO SENSATIONAL INCIDENT
Condemned Man Thanked
Prison Officials for Kind
Treatment During Con
finementTrap Tell at
11:15 Death in 15 Min.
Domingo Franco stepped on tHe
scaffold. in the execution chamber of
the territorial prison at Florence,
shortly after 11 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, thanked the prison officials for
their kind treatment during his con
finement In the penitentiary; the black
cap was adjusted, the trap was sprang
at 11:15 and fifteen minutes later ho
was declared dead by the prison phy
sician. Though the usual formal Invi
tations had been Issued to officials
and those entitled to be present, only
a few of the prison officials, a few
convicts, the physician and a newspap
er man were present. There were no
sensational features and probably no
event of the kind was ever carried out
with greater formality and less of the
The prisoner had little to say and
went to hiH death with stolid bravery,
though not with indifference, for he
realized fully the gravity of his situa
tion and had prepared for it by a stu
dious attention to the scriptures in re
cent weeks. He had never denied the
commission of the crime but pleaded
self defense, saying he lad been at
tacked with a knife by the man he
killed. A few days ago his relatives ap
plied to Governor Sloan for a commu
tation of sentence, but the executive
did not find hlmsolf warranted In In
terfering with the due process of the
In the execution of Franco justice
has been more swift than is usual in the
case of high crimes though there has
been no Informality und the prisoner
has had the benefit of all legal rights.
On the 19th day of March he shot
Francisco Amado in the stomach in the
road in front of a Chinese store in
Harshaw, Santa Cruz county, ia severe
ly that Amado died a few hours later
at Patasonia. The shooting was the
aftermath of a quarrel the two men had
the night before, following a dunce in
After the dance Amado and another
man had some controversy during
which Franco made an observation that
caused Amado to call him a fool. Words
ensued and the men "separated for tho
night, after a mix-up. in which it is
said Amado had scratched Franco's
face sercvoly. The next morning
Franco who had armcd himself in the
meantime, visited the store kept by a
Chinese, where several men were con
gregated, among them Amado. When
he left Amado followed him out, wheth
er by his Invitation or of his own ac
cord Is not known though Franco
claimed Amado came voluntarily, ho
supposed, to talk things over and re
store their friendship.
They went down the road a short
distance when Franco stepped to one
side, drew his weapon and shot Amado.
On being arrested Franco said Amado
tried to kill him with a knife. When the
wounded man was found, according to
a witness. He had a pocket knife In his
hand, but It was closed. Franco was
convicted April 19 of murder in the
first degree and sentenced to death.
There arc six more men in the peni
tentiary under sentence of death but
their cases arc all delayed oy appeals
to the supreme court or measures for
A veteran praising General Leon
A. Matiie of Washington, said:
"Matiie was a quick judge of men.
I remember just before the battle ot
Atlanta, a visitor presented Ills son
to him. The son was a gawky, over
grown slouch of a lad, but the father
proud-like said to Matiie:
"Well, what do you think of my
"The boy, his eyes half closed,
leaned against a tent post, a straw
in his mouth, und his hands in his.,
pockets. Matiie looked at n
shrewdly and replied:
"'Well, sir, I think If your boy had
another hand he'd want smother
pocket.' " Los, Angeles. Times.