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KEROSENE USED
TO HIDE CRIME
a
VVALISE SOAKED IN OIL, THEN
IGNITED
C. JOLLY AND WIFE RELEASED
Mrs. F. A. Yager Is Held on Suspicion
and Will Be Arraigned Today
on Charges of Arson
and Burglary
Mrs. F. A. Yager Is held at the police
station upon suspicion of burglary and
arson. The police say that they be
lieve she stole $400 In gold from a valise
belonging to Dr. W. W. Ordway of 1147
'East Twenty-ninth street and to con
ceal her crime attempted to burn the
house early yesterday morning.
The valise contained, in addition to
the $400 In gold, government bonds val
ued at $133,000 and other valuable
papers valued at $76,000. The valise
was burned to a crisp and the bonds
and papers were greatly damaged by
flre.
Mrs. Yager denies stealing the money
from Dr. Ordway, who Is reputed to be
a multimillionaire, and declares she
knows nothing about the fire in the
basement of the Ordway home yester
day morning. While she was protesting
her Innocence, the police found $400 in
gold concealed on her person.
House In Flames
Early yesterday morning the Inmates
of the Ordway residence were awakened
by the alarm of flre given by Mrs.
Charley Jolly, who was sleeping In the
front of the building. It was found
that the smoke was coming from the
basement of the building and Jolly
rushed down stairs. The flames had
gained slight headway and he had no
difficulty In extinguishing the flre.
When an Investigation was made it
•was found that the material which had
been burning was a small valise in
which Dr. Ordway kept his valuable
papers. This valise was kept In his
bedchamber and contained United
States bonds of the value of $133,000 and
other papers representing a value of
$75,000. Besides these papers, there
was $400 in gold in the valise.
On examining the charred contents
of the burned valise it was found that
most of the bonds were intact, but the
$400 In gold was missing. When Mrs.
Jolly, who, with her husband, has been
living in the Ordway home for several
weeks while the doctor has been suf
fering with partial parlysis, was
awakened by the smoke pouring into
her room, she aroused her husband,
who went immediately to investigate
the source of the flre, while she ran to
turn in the flre alarm.
When the flre department arrived in
cendiarism was suspected and the, po
lice were summoned. Patrolmen Hoov
er and Henderson were sent from the
University station and Detectives Smith
and Dixon were detailed from the cen
tral station.
Find Traces of Kerosene
When the patrolmen arrived at the
house they found the rear of the build
ing had been saturated with kerosene,
as were the steps leading into the base
ment where the flre started. The valise
containing the bonds was found In a
small cracker box and both were oil
soaked.
The patrolmen, considering the indi
cations of incendiarism sufficiently con
vincing, detained all who had been In
the house when the flre occurred until
the detectives arrived from the central
station. •
Ordway 111 In Bed
Mrs. Yager had been living In the
house for the last ten days attending
Dr. Ordway, who was unable to leave
his bed. The doctor and Mrs. Yager
had known each other In lowa where
they lived until six years ago. Mrs.
Yager had acted aa Dr. Ordway's house
keeper for sometime after they came
to Los Angeles, but went to San Pedro
about a year ago where she had since
been working ac a dressmaker.
Yesterday morning, a few minutes
after the alarm of flre was given, she
rushed from her room and appeared as
though she had been aroused from a
deep sleep. She went with the police in
their search and made a number of
suggestions as to how the flre started.
When she was told by the patrolmen
that she would be detained until the
detectives arrived she expressed her
self as being very Indignant and de
clared that her honesty was being
doubted.
When Detectives Smith and Dixon ar
rived at the house they took Mr. and
Mrs. Jolly and Mrs. Yager to the cen
tral station, where they were booked
on suspicion. They were taken before
Captain Bradlsh, who, after a prolong
ed interview, was convinced that Jolly
and his wife were Innocent and ordered
that they be set at liberty.
This was done, but Mrs. Yager was
pent to the police matron, where a
search revealed that she had $400 con
cealed on her person. Even after this
money was found she stoutly protested
her innocence, but would give no ex
planation as to the money. .■•':. ; i:
Doctor Is Wealthy
j Dr. Ordway, is 72 years old and par
tially paralyzed, so that he Is unable
to walk without assistance. He came.
Los Angeles Herald.
POLICE THINK WOMAN STOLE GOLD
AND BURNED FORTUNE IN BONDS
to Los Angeles six years ago from
lowa where it is said he owns forty
four farms. According to those who
know him slightly, Dr. Ordway is a
millionaire several times over, but he
talks little and leads a retired life.
In speaking of the flre yesterday
morning, Mrs. Jolly says she saw the
doctor put $400 in gold in the valise
with the bonds about a week ago and
Mrs. Yager was present at the time.
This valise was always kept in the
owner's room.
According to the theory of the police,
Mrs. Yager saw the money placed in
the valise a week ago and had been
watching her opportunity since to se
cure the gold. It is believed by the
police that she took the valise from
the doctor's room while she was there
as his nurse.
After the valise had been taken, the
police believe she hid it in the base
ment and took the gold. Not knowing
the value of the papers In the valise,
she is believed by the police to have
attempted to conceal the crime and
destroy the evidence of burglary by
burning the house.
The burned valise and charred bonds
are being held by the police as evidence
against the woman.
LORD NEVILLE WOULD
START BIG GOAT RANCH
Seeks to Interest City Health Depart.
ment In Plans for Furnishing
Milk for Babies
"Lord" Neville, who is monarch of
all he surveys as long as he stands on
the city dump pile and looks not over
Its edge, has a scheme for developing
future generations into a race of "butt
lnskles," and is trying to Interest the
city health department In his plan.
The king of the city's garbage was
recently made the legatee of a relative
and he has been concocting all sorts o{
propositions for spending the money.
His latest idea, and the one that he
promises to stick to most steadfastly,
is a plan to start a goat farm in the
vicinity of Los Angeles and supply ba
bies with the nourishing milk. He thinks
he sees a fortune ahead of him and is
trying to interest the health depart
ment to the extent of making goat's
milk the official milk for babies.
Neville practically has a monopoly
of the tin can supply of the city and
the feed for his goats would be a small
item on this account
Y. M. C. A. WILL HOLD
A RINDGE MEMORIAL
Many Prominent *ngelenos Will Pay
Tribute to the Late Millionaire
Philanthropist
The Y. M. C. A. has arranged to hol(2
a memorial service for the late Fred
erick H. Rlndge Sunday afternoon at
3:30 o'clock at the First Congrega
tional church. Rev. Robert •J. Bur
dette will deliver 'the principal 'ad
dress. Rev. W. H. Rider, pastor of the
Westlake Methodist church, will open
LOS ANGELES, CAL., SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1905
DR. ORDWAY AND HIS HOME, WHICH NARROWLY ESCAPED DESTRUCTION BY FIRE
the service. Arthur Letts, vice presi
dent of the board of directors, wIH
preside. Following will be the addresses
by members of the board of directors:
"Mr. Rindge as a Christian Business
Man," W. E. McVay, acting treasurer;
"As the Leader of Our Board," A. P.
Fleming; "As a Neighbor," A. J. Wal
lace; "As an Association Man," B. B.
Wilcox, Btate secretary of the Young
Men's Christian association; "My First
Impressions," D. E. Luther, general
secretary of the Los Angeles Young
Men's. Christian association.
The service will be open to the gen
eral public. The usual men's meeting
at the Y. M. C. A. will be omitted, and
the building will be closed the entire
day.
WOMEN OF RED LIGHT DISTRICT
PAY THE USUAL FINES, $25
Thirty-six women, who were arrested
Saturday night in a police raid on four
houses in the red light district, when
eighty-six women were sent to tho
police station, pleaded guilty to a
charge of vagrancy before Police Judge
Rose yesterday morning and afternoon.
Most of the women were fined $25,
which was paid at once out of their
ball money, but a few, mere girls, were
given suspended fines of $60 on the
promise that they would return to their
homes.
FRANK PASQUALE HANGED
AT WALLA WALLA PRISON
By Associated Press.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Sept 16.—
Frank Pasquale . was ' hanged in the
state penitentiary ; here today. His
crime was the murder of Charles Gray
at ' Tacoma In ■. May, 1904, following a
auarrel over an insurance policy, .... ,
TELEPHONES ORDER FOR
SHOES; FORGETS TO PAY
Clever Trick Worked Successfully on
Department at Jacoby
Bros.'
The telephone was used to advantage
yesterday morning by an unidentified
man in securing a pair of shoes from
Jacoby Brothers' clothing store. A
telephone message was taken in the
order department of the store to send
two pairs of : shoes by a boy to the
Blakesley hotel. In giving the order
over the telephone the sender said he
would meet the messenger in the hotel
lobby.
The boy had no difficulty In finding
his prospective customer who selected
one pair of the shoes at once and
walked away, saying that he would- be
back In a moment and was going to
get some change. He hasn't returned
yet.
The same scheme was worked on the
Boston Dry Goods store Thursday.
INCORPORATIONS
Attadena Mining Co.— Directors: E.
B. Richards, J. E. Wilson and Emmet
H. Wilson of Los Angeles. Capital
stock $100,000, with $3 subscribed.
Conservatory of Music of Long Beach
—Directors: S. Townsend, H. Barndol
lar, Annle'A. Chase, Laurelle L. Chase,
P. E. Hatih, C. L. Hartwell, F. Mc-
Cutchen, Louis Evans, H. M. Barstow.
Capital stock $6000, with $850 sub
scribed.
; Western Implement Co.— Directors:
Frank Simmons, Q. A. Flood and Her
man Zuber .of : Los' Angeles. Capital
stock $20,000 with $6000 subscribed.
GIRL SAYS SHE
IS UNDER SPELL
ASSERTS SHE IS HYPNOTIZED
BY EVIL MIND
ONCE STUDIED PSYCHOLOGY
Ruby Castleman, Charged With For.
gerles, Declares She Has No
Knowledge of Drawing
Worthless Cheoks
Miss Ruby Castleman, the pretty 22
year-old Sunday school teacher who Is
hold at the police station on charges
of forgery of checks In excess of $1000,
is becoming a deeper mystery to the
police every day and she now declares
she knows nothing of what she has
done in the last two months, but has
been acting under a hypnotic spell.
This story of hypnotism was told by
the young woman yesterday morning
and was a great surprise to the police,
who Delleved she was about to make
a complete confession.
Mlsa Castleman declared with inno
cent eyes that she could tell nothing
about the forged checks and neither
denied or affirmed the allegation that
she had been instrumental in writing
and passing them.
When asked if she believed in hypno
tic power Miss Castleman declared in
the negative, but In the same breath
said she had been hypnotized for the last
two months by some person whose
Identity she did not know.
Studied Psychology
Miss Castleman admitted having been
a student of psychic science while at
tending school in Potsdam, N. Y. Dur
ing her study of psychology she de
clares she was hypnotized by one of the
professors and performed a number of
remarkable acts under his influence.
When she learned that she had been
hypnotized by her teacher. Miss Castle
man became greatly alarmed and gave
up the study at once. Since that time
she has tried to forget what was taught
her and avoided all persons possessed
of hypnotic power.
The police do not credit Miss Castle-
man's story and say that she is play
ing for sympathy.
PASTOR RETURNS FROM
VACATION IN EUROPE
Rev. C. C. Pierce of Memorial Baptist
Church and Family Delighted
to Be at Home
"Los Angeles is the most promising
city In the world. It Is head and
shoulders above all other American
cities."
Rev. C. C. Pierce, pastor of the Me
morial Baptist church, is loud In his
praises of Los Angeles. He returned
yesterday from a three months' tour of
Europe. He was accompanied by his
wife and their daughter. Miss Maria.
Rev. Mr. Pierce attended the world's
convention of the Baptist church in
London, the first of its kind ever held
by the Baptist church. He says that
he felt more at home in London than
in New York city, although he had
lived in the latter city.
He gives as the reason for this that
there is no real business section In
London, the residence section extend
ing over all parts. "There are no sky
scrapers In London," said Mr. Pierce,
"and somehow skyscrapers make a man
feel little."
, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce visited Cam
bridge and Oxford. They also visited
Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Holland,
Germany and France.
They report a pleasant Journey, with
not a single accident, and enjoyed per
fect health. They sailed on the Baltic,
the largest vessel afloat, on which were
1500 ' passengers. The trip over was
made very enjoyable . by : the presence
of . the :, Royal Olea .' dub ' oX • Norway^
which was returning from a tour of the
United States.
Rev. Mr. Pierce will. occupy his pul
pit Sunday morning and evening. At
the evening service he will give a short
account of his trip.
The members of the church will ten
der Rev. and Mrs. Pierce a reception
Tuesday evening at 'the church.
JUROR DECIDES HE IS
NOT ABLE TO TRY CASE
Buena Vista Street Feud Before Judge
Rose — Jury Is Dls.
missed
After four witnesses had been heard
in the Jury trial of J. Stuart on a
charge of disturbing the peace, J. Bar
tholowßky, one of the Jurors, Inter
rupted the proceedings and Informed
the Judge that he had made a mis
take and was not properly qualified to
act as a Juror in the case.
An explanation was demanded by
Judge Rose and Bartholowsky said that
ha did not know Stuart resided at 1223
Buena Vista street when he was ques
tioned by the attorneys when they
were impaneling the Jury.
"Now that I know the defendant
lives on Buena Vista street at that num
ber I feel that I am unfit to sit on the
Jury at his trial as I have often
thought, as I passed his house that it
was a disgrace to the street" said the
excited Juror.
After this statment had been made
Judge Rose declared that Bartholowsky
was unfit to serve on the Jury and the
twelve men were dismissed.
INDIAN FIGHTER IS
FEARED BY WOMAN
SWEARS HE ASSAULTED HER
WITH WHIP
TROUBLE ARISES OVER WAGES
Mrs. Isabel B. Tllton Secures Warrant
for Arrest of Louis Meyer,
Charging Him With
Battery
Driven to desperation by repeated
threats and attacks of a former hired
man, Mrs. Isabel B. Tllton, plalnswo
man and dairymaid, yesterday swore
out a warrant charging battery against
Louis Meyer, a veteran of several In
dian wars.
According to the story told by the
woman to Constable de la Monte she
employed Meyer several weeks ago as
a dairyman. She alleges that through
his carelessness nearly half of her cus
tomers deserted her and she discharged
him for incompetency.
Two days later he returned to her
home on Florence avenue, one mile
south of Ascot park, and demanded
$22. She refused his demand and he
left after making threats. Thursday
morning he went to her home and is
allaged to have attacked her with a
buggy whip. She attempted to defend
herself, but Meyer is alleged to have
struck her several times before a boy
employed on the place interfered.
Secures Warrant
Yesterday, alarmed at Meyer's
threats, Mrs. Tilton applied', for a
warrant against him. Deputy Con
stable C. R. Thomas was sent to arrest
the man. He found Meyer at work in
an alfalfa field and the ex-soldler was
very wroth when he learned of the ac
tion of Mrs. Tllton.
"I have known that woman for
twenty-five years," he said. "I first
met her at Fort Reno In the territory
during the first Apache uprising. I was
a soldier then and she was staying at
tho agency.
"I remained at the fort some time
and while I was there Mrs. Tilton
married Chief Joseph, commander of
the Nez Percez nation. She lived with
him several years and later crossed
the plains in a covered wagon and
settled in California.
"I fought in several Indian wars
against the Cheyennes" and Apaches
and then I came to this state. As my
father, back In the old country, had
been a dairyman, I selected that as my
business and have been a dairyman
for several years.
"When this woman discharged and
I demanded my pay she chloroformed
me for twenty-two nights. I think she
was trying to weaken me until I died;
and then she would not have to pay
me any money.
"I never struck her. I went to her
yard two days ago and demanded my
pay. 'Get out of here or I will shoot
you,' she said, and she drew a six
shooter. I haye seen her shoot befora
and she Is an expert with a pistol.
"I tried to defend myself with the
whip until she fired at me, and then I
ran."
Meyer will be arraigned before Jus
tice Young this morning.
ENGINEER DROPS, DEAD
IN CAB OF LOCOMOTIVE
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Sept 16.— Engineer
Merrltt Turner dropped dead in the
cab of his locomotive early today of
heart disease, Just as he was about to
apply the brakes. to atop the Erie rial
road's . Chicago > train, • known , aa \ the
JPacifio express, at Deposit, New, York.
City News
BOY 'HOPS' WAGON;
IS KILLED BY CAR
1 1 -YEAR-OLD ANGELO FADELLO'
HURLED TO DEATH
BODY ENTANGLED IN TRUCKS
Child Rides on Rear End of Wagon
and In a Collision Is Knocked
Under the Wheels of
the Coach
Angelo Fadello, 11-year-old stepson
of V. Dlagado of 610 Cytiano place, was
knocked from the rear end of a | Los
Angeles Transfer company's wagon by
a University car at Ord and Buena
Vista streets last night and Instantly
killed.
When the car struck the wagon, the
boy was thrown twenty feet, falling
unconscious upon the tracks in front
of the swiftly moving car. The motor
man was unable to stop the car before
it had passed partly over the boy.' The
body became entangled in the trucks
and was removed with difficulty.
When the wagon was struck by the
car the team became frightened and
ran away, throwing Driver Cardinal
from his seat He sustained ' several
painful bruises about the • body and
arms.
Cardinal says he saw the car coming
down the track and heard the motor
man give the warning bell, but thought
he could cross the tracks ahead of the
car. He says he did not know the'boy
was riding on the rear end of the
wagon.
The body was sent to Bresee Broth
ers' undertaking establishment where
the coroner will hold an Inquest today.
RECOMMENDS NEW HEATING
SYSTEM FOR CITY HALL
Engineer, McLaughlln Asserts Present
Plant Is Inadequate and in
Need of Repairs
B. F. McLaughlin, engineer at the , city
hall, has made a thorough examination
of the heating apparatus in the build
ing and finds it "badly mixed up,"
j as he says in his report.
The heating system was formerly hot
water, but this was later changed to
a low pressure system and some of
the old hot water pipes were left in
and connected with the new system.
He recommends that the entire plant
be taken out and a new one Installed.
This would cost about $4000, and it la
evident that McLaughlin does not ex
pect this suggestion to be carried out,
as he adds a postscript to his report
In which he shows how the system now
in use may be Improved at an expendi
ture of about $1200.
He recommends changes in the radi
ators, the removal of all the basement
pipes and repiping with an improved
system, with an independent feed an 3
risers for the library. With the present
system it is Impossible to heat the
library on Sundays without running
steam . throughout the building, which
is an unncessary waste. Some of the
old pipes may be used in the new sys
tem, but not many of them.
RESIDENTS COMPLAIN OF
WORK OF CONTRACTORS
Normandie Avenue Improvements Are
Not Satisfactory to Citizens
In That Vicinity
Alleged improper street work on Nor
mandle avenue, near Tenth street, Is
causing a storm of protest from j resi
dents in the neighborhood. They as
sert that the work done by Contractors
Tryon & Brain does not conform to
the specifications and have petitioned
the street superintendent to refuse to
accept the work.
There Is scarcely any detail of tho
work that is done as specified, say the
petitioners. They state that the ce
ment walk is broken in several places
and there are large holes In other
places, that the curbing is made of
large stones instead of small ones,
that the oil and gravel usod on thu
street is of inferior quality and that
the cement was not properly mixed.
PASTOR'S ADHERENTS
MAY LEAVE CHURCH
Plans Are Discussed for Continuance
of Revival Meetings by Rev.
Mr. Smale
As a result of tho recent trouble In
the First Baptist church, It Is under-;:
stood that about 200 of the adherents of
Rev. Mr. Smale will withdraw their .-...
letters from the church tomorrow. .
Many plans have been suggested for
the continuance of the daily services
in which Rev. Mr. . Smale was . very,' : .
successful. It is thought that steps '
will be taken tomorrow toward the.:
commencement of services three or four
evenings each week, but nothing defin
ite has been decided. ,
, Rev. . Mr. Smale has , been out of
town but will return today.
The aervlces have been continued .
each evening at the First church. , but '■ ;
with ; decreased congregations. '..' Dr. E. »
S. Chapman of the 'Anti-Saloon league, -
will preach at both services ' tomorrow, '■ \

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