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WOMAN HELD FOR
MISS M. H. WILLIAMSON NOT
WITNESSES TELL OF SHOOTING
Karl Schultz Says That He Heard
Victim and Woman Quarrel.
Ing In Piedmont Lodg
! Ing House
Miss Margaret It. Williamson was
held to the superior court yesterday
afternoon without ball, after her pre«
llmtnary hearing before Police Judge
Chambers, as the evidence strongly
tended to show that she murdered
Richard P. Baunders or Parry July 17
at the Piedmont hotel. Mlsfl William
son, heard the evidence without any
Deputy District Attorney Fleming
appeared for the prosecution and Jud
Rush represented Miss Williamson.
The court room was filled with friends
of Parry f from Compton, who eagerly
listened to the case.
M. S. Morse identified the body as
that : of Parry with whom he was ac
quainted In Crystal Lake, Mlnni, some
years ago. Next Karl Schultz was
placed on the stand and testified to
having heard Miss Williamson and
Parry quarreling prior to the shooting.
The . principal witness was Guy Rob
erts, a newsboy who heard the most of
the affair and was the only eyewitness
to any part of It. He testified that he
heard Miss Williamson say that she
would kill Parry because he had In
sulted her and no man could live who
had done that.
Say %he Shot Deliberately
Summing up the testimony of the
detectives, witnesses and the police
men, it was shown that Miss William
son deliberately shot Parry while he
.was in his room and while she was In
the hall. It was shown that Parry did
not have the time to dress between
the time she went to the second floor
after the weapon and the time she re
, turned, though the body was fully
Clothed when found with the excep
tion of the coat. , . . . ■-.
All of the witnesses were cross-exam
ined,", but nothing of 'material value
for the defence was brought, out.
.-Following the trial an attempt was
made by. the officers to photograph
Miss Williamson, but without success.
.She turned her back to the camera
and distorted her face into, the most
' grotesque expressions Imaginable.
FRUIT GROWERS COME TO
V AID OF THEIR NEIGHBOR
Furnish $20,000 Bond for D. W. Helmi
Charged With Murdering Man
.In His" Orchard '
In an effort to stop the depredations
of fruit thieves among their orchards
ten ' wealthy fruit growers of Pomona
"appeared before Judge Smith in depart
ment 1 of the superior 'court yesterday
and supplied $20,000 ball for the release
of their neighbor,- D. W. Helm, who is
charged with the murder of a Japanese
laborer named Sadaemon Deal.
.The fruit men declared their inten
tions of making the case a test In order
to .stop In some measure the fearful
theft of fruit.
X The crime with which Helm Is
charged occurred on the Helm ranch
near Pomona July 3. For several weeks
prior to, that time a number of Japs,
camped in the neighborhood, had been
making nightly depredations among
Helm's fine orange trees, carrying away
several hundred dollars worth of the
fine ripe fruit.
"After posting a warning Helm waiteJ
in the orchard with his shot gun. He
discovered a man stealing fruit and
when Helm called to him to halt he
started to run. Helm fired and killed
REFUSES TO PROSECUTE
■ MAN WHO CONQUERED HIM
Arrest* Follows Fight of Rivals for
Young Woman's Favor— Van.
quished Man Disappears
. Judge Chambers was again compelled
to continue the case against M." Alex
ander yesterday because of the absence
of the prosecuting witness, Pedro Cle
menta, who swore to the complaint
charging Alexander with battery.
The, men recently fought over the
right to pay court to Maria Celestena
and Clementa secured the arrest of hla
conqueror, but has persistently failed
to appear against him and Judge Cham
bers hinted that he was of the opinion
that ' Alexander had arranged to keep
Clementa out of court and ordered him
to produce his prosecutor by Tuesday,
BICYCLIST DODGEB CAT,
COLLIDES WITH WAGON
i In attempting to evade a cat In hla
path ' near Main iiml Itepublla , street*
yesterday morning N." Maßteos deliber
ately ; steered his bicycle into an > ap«
proachlng wagon. He was thrown ' to
the pavement and the back of his head
was severely Injured. Xlasteos was re
moved to tho receiving hospital.
Says Another Forged Check
. John D. Montgomery, who was ar
rest ed '. recently in Ban Francisco an<J
brought to Los Angrelea on the charg*
of passing a forged check for $10.60, wm»
ordered dlsctmrged by City Justice Roso
yesterday morning. . Montgomery proved
that j the check which Vhe passed ', wm
given to him by a man named Murdoclc
And' now it la smokloc tirae^puU out
•, Lua I'aluiaa.
WOMAN IS HELD WITHOUT BAIL ON THE CHARGE OF MURDER
MIB3 M. H. WILLIAMSON
TROUBLES OF MONTGOMERY
LITIGATION IS PROMISED
Attorneys for Wholesalers' Board of
Trade Assert Sensational Devel
opments May Be Expected In
Financial entanglements, including
liquor and love, which sent W. D. Mont
gomery, former proprietor of the Lin
coln hotel, to the insane ward of the
county hospital pending an investiga
tion before the commission, bid fair to
be unraveled by a court of law.
Lawyers representing: the wholesalers'
board of trade stated last night that
they had evidence to show unusual pro
ceedings had been taken to keep a part
of j the receipts from the sale of the Lin'
coin out of the hands of the creditors
and that the board would ' commence
legal proceedings to recover $1100 be
lieved to be due the association.
"We have proof that the transaction
which gave the Lincoln hotel to Mra
Belle McWilliams was not presented to
the creditors as it really existed," said
one of the attorneys last night, "and
if : the case is brought to. trial the de
velopments in certain directions will be
W. T. Craig, one of the attorneys for
the board of trade, said yesterday that
Z. F. Vaughn, who Acted with' Mon
tgomery's power of attorney; Mary
Meister, Montgomery's I foster ■ child;
Montgomery, H. T. Reed, the real estate
agent, and White, an employe of the
■Lincoln under its present management,
are willing to testify that the Lincoln
hotel sold for $8000, of which $6900 was
in cash and the balance in property,
with a valuation of $1100. V ; ■
Mrs. McWilliams asserts 1 the transfer
took place just as the bill of sale shows,
a provision being made at the time of
the sale that Vaughn should sell her
hotel furnishings at 309 South Hill for
$1100 and turn the money over to her.
Vaughn expresses himself as dis
gusted with the affair. He went to the
county hospital yesterday to see Mont
gomery, at which time, according to his
own statement, he asked Montgomery to
relieve him of the power of attorney.
"I told Montgomery," he said, "that I
would refuse to act further. . I also told
him that the notes for $2500 which I
hold against him I would be willing to
let go by default, as they will be of no
value anyway. ' I bave been buncoed
out of everything I own. I told Mont
gomery I would not ask any salary for
having acted as his financial represen
tative for the past two months.
"I have revealed everything I know.
There have been insinuations made that
I placed Montgomery in a cell for the
insane, yet the very people who make
the assertion are those who said they
feared he would do them bodily harm
and besought me, as his closest friend,
to put him somewhere so that he could
not injure himself or others.
"He asked me today why I did not
bave him placed In a sanitarium. How
was that possible? It takes money to
do that I told him be had no resources,
and I am sure, after, the experiences of
the last eight weeks, that I have none."
"Do you still believe Montgomery to
be Insane?" Vaughn was asked.
"I certainly think he has something
tho matter with him," he replied.
THREE ROBBERIES ARE
REPORTED TO POLICE
Burglar* Continue Their Raids Upon
Residences, Leaving No Clew
to Th«jr. Identity
, Several ■mall .'thefta were, reported to
the police department yesterday, ,. Pr,
Muzzinutidu. 42Ji4 South Spring street,
reported yesterday thut a'oamera jwa*
ntolen from bia.rootnp Thursday #ye«-
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Oeorf e T. Deboven, UiS Bast Tenth
JLOS /OVT3GEUE3 HT ffifi&ff]n> * SATURDAY MOUOgJJJH?,, JUJLT v$ n .irgwj.
street, reported that a kit of plumbing
tools was stolen from 643 Towne avenue
Wednesday night. '- : -
: Sneak thieves entered N the home of
Mrs. B. J. McMillan, 447 South Breed
street, Monday evening and stole a dia
mond ring, which was a highly prized
heirloom. , Q
WOMAN TELLS HORRORS
OF BENNINGTON DISASTER
Mra. C. P. B. Bartlett of Lot Angeles
Eye Witness to Terrible
Mrs. C. P. Bv'Bar'tlett of 427 Grand
View street returned to Los Angeles
yesterday from San Diego, where she
received a severe nervous shock owing
to. the fact that she was one of the
spectators when, the Bennlngton dis
aster took place.
Mrs. Bartlett went to • Coronado a
week ago to seek rest and at the time
of the accident was on the ferry boat
that plies between Coronado and San
Diego. The attention of most of the
passengers was fixed on the Bennlng
ton, which was preparing to leave the
harbor.. ,. '.
."I was watching the gunboat when
suddenly there was a tremendous col'
umn of steam that hid - the decks,"
said Mrs. Bartlett last night. \ "We pas
sengers were overcome with the horror
of the scene that followed the explos
ion, for immediately the captain of the
ferryboat changed his course and went
to the rescue. For a time we waited in
the expectation that ' some of the
wounded would be brought on board
but a lifeboat was sent to the Ben
nlngton and word came back that it
had been decided to use the launches
which Insured ' quicker transportation
to the hospitals.
"When we reached San Diego such
terrible sights met our eyes that some
of the women fainted. Little Doris
Babcock, eight years old, became hy
sterical and waslln a serious condition
for many hours. I shall never forget
the scenes of that morning.";
Mrs. Bartlett maintained her self con
trol until She had walked several blocks
when she suffered a slight collapse.
CHARGED WITH REMOVING
BODY WITHOUT PERMIT
Two . complaints were issued yester
day in City Justice Rose's court regard-
Ing the removal of the remains of Miss
Eva Mac Brown from the home to
Rosedale cemetery and ■ the ■ interment
therein without a permit from the city
health department. The complaint*
were against J. H. Mat tell, driver for
Fierce 'Bros., undertakers, and M.
Gloria for burying the body. * Neither
secured the necessary papers from th<»
city and will have to answer for the
misdemeanor in court today.
WILL LAY CORNER BTONE
OF NEW MASONIC TEMPLE
Ceremonies of laying the corner stone
for the Boyle Heights Masonic temple
on East Third street will be held at
2:15 o'clock this afternoon, under the
auspices of the grand lodge of Califor
nia, . Deputy Grand Master M. H.
Flint' will be in cbarge of the cere
monies,'' ' Los Angeles . commandery.
Knights Templars, will meet at the Ma
sonic f' temple 'on South Hill street at
1:30, o'clock to escort the grand lodge
to Boyle Heights.
BREAKS FIXTURE WHILE V.-*"
ASLEEP; POISONED BY QAB
Paul Thompson was taken to the
emergency hospital yesterday morning
from a rooming house at the corner of
Eighth street and . Maple avenue suf
fering from gag poisoning. When
Thompson retired he turned the gas off
carefully but In the night he evidently
threw his arm and broke the gas fixture
which Is near the bed. He was dis
covered by 'some of the roomers early
in the morning. Aa the leaH of gag was
small he was not severely poisoned.
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dressing for the hair. Keeps
the hair soft arid; smooth, and
prevents I splitting at the ends.'
Quickly checks falling hair
and cures dandruff. -Always
restores the color.: .' i&iiFt&ii
TRY TO FATHOM
MAYOR'S FUTURE ACTION IS
DOES NOT INDICATE PLANS
Has Authority to Remove Unfriendly
Board Members With Consent of
Council, but Cannot Rein.
state Miss Jones
Mayor MoAleer, with the consent of
the council, may discharge one or all
of the members of the library board at
his pleasure, Such -action, however,
would not reinstate Miss Jones as ll
brarlan. Charles F. Lummta is snugly
ensconced in that position and whatever
the mayor may decide to do with the
four library board membera who have
fallen from grace, his action cannot
mean at the same time the ousting of
"Let the dead past bury its dead,"
quoted the new librarian yesterday, as
ho sat in his office and gazed pensively
at. an attractively, bound book, the title
of which suggested Indians. "So far
as I am concerned everything is a
At the city hall there is a divergence
of views as to the outcome of the pre
dicament into which the mayor and
members of the library board have
placed' themselves. On the one hand
it is said the mayor and the board still
compose a mutual j admiration society
and the investigation was merely a lit
tle byplay, with a few angry words
thrown in to make things more realis
On the other hand, those who claim
to be equally on the inside of . things
say McAleer may decide to ask for the
resignation of four of the five direc
Following Thursday night's investi
gation fizzle, Director Dockweller said
yesterday that the board was as eager
as the public for an Investigation. He
reiterated the statements which Attor
ney Oscar Lawler made In calling off
the trial. *
"The mayor was cognizant of all
that was to transpire before we asked
for the resignation of Miss Jones," said
Director | Dockweller. "He knew our
reason's and approved - of ' our ! action.
Now it is evident that he would have
taken up the investigation' either as
a friend of ours or prejudiced in favor
of Miss Jones. 1 In either case he could
not- have acted fairly to all in his po
sition as both Judge and Jury.
"There isa proper way to get, at
this thing, and it is remarkable that
it has not suggested Itself to the may
or. If he does not bring it forth, I
suppose the suggestion of the modus
operand! must be made by the board.
I believe the plan we have in mind
will be satisfactory to everyone, but
at the present time I do not care to
say what it Is." -
The fact remains that Charles F.
Lummis holds the citadel. He Is on
duty at the city library. When the
warrants for the month are . drawn,
Charles F. Loomls will have $250 com
ing, to him out of the city treasury.
DISPLAOED WATER SCREEN
INTERRUPTS ITB SUPPLY
of the Westlake residence
district were without water for several
hours yesterday because of the displace
ment of a screen In the Bellevue reser
voir. Officials of the water department
said that it was" necessary to shut off
the water during the work of replacing
the screen and no .opportunity was
given to notify the consumers.
After the cut in the values which
City Assessor Lewis placed upon Los
Angeles real estate and personal prop
erty, there remains $146,169,840 wdrth of
property upon which taxes will be le*
vied. The reductions made by the board
of equalization amounted to ' $712,875.
Last T year the city made - assessment
upon property to the value of $117,185,
163: The gain in taxable property for
the present year la $28,984,165.
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August 15, 16, 24, 25.
Sept. 7, 8, 9, 10. 11, 16, 17.
New York City
Man/ other points la propor-
Choice of Many Routes
Go one way, return . another.
At a Blight advance In ra(a
Stop Over ct ,
and Vblt the Creat LEWIS (O,
Information at £01 8. Spring
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VICTIMS OF AUTO
NO SERIOUS RESULTS ARE
POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING
Accident of Thursday Night Causes
Chief Hammel to Issue Order
for Arrest of All Speed
Miss Lillian M. Tobln of Chicago and
her friends, Miss Lillian and George
Burns, who were Injured In the auto
mobile accident Thursday night at
Bast Ninth street and. Ceres avenue,
are recovering from their injuries and
the severe shock occasioned by their
narrow escape from death, il. f i'V.
Miss Tobln expects to be sufficiently
recovered within a week to resume her
tour of Southern California.
Chauffeur Smith, who was driving
the automobile at the time of the acci
dent, telephoned to the Burns residence
yesterday morning for Information re
garding the injured persons.
Chief Hammel yesterday began an
Investigation of the accident and has
Issued strict orders to all policemen to
arrest every person who is discovert"!
violating the ordinances regulating the
use of automobiles upon highways. Es
pecial precautions are being taken in
view of the frequency of accidents
caused by flagrant disregard of speed
regulations and carelessness by chauf
Olendale Light and Power company.
Directors: L. C. Brand, M. L. Brand,
Fred Taf t of Qlendale. Capital stock,
$100,000, with $300 subscribed.
Low Credit company. Directors: A.
G. Williams, H. C. Pease, F. P. Wilson.
Capital stock, $25,000, with $30 sub
scribed. ■ .
Puritas Laundry company. Directors:
G. B. Walsh, S. H. Reed. W. Connolly.
M. I. Wheeler, C. F. Carlson, S. D.
Woolly, T. H. Morrow of Los Angeles
Capital stock, $60,000, with $3500 sub
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. A gas company, to keep
pace with Los Angeles, has
to have money, a great deal
of money; more goes -out
than comes-in for long years.
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Two trains daily each way, leaving Los Angeles at 8:45 a. m. and 2:25 p. m.
Special train Saturday at 5:05 p. m.; returning leaves San Diego Sunday at 6:45 p. in.
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