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20 YEAR TERM
MARGARET WILLIAMSON IS
Convicted of Murdering Richard Parry,
Bhe Is Ordered Sent to Ban
Quentin— Will Appeal
Convicted of the murder of William
(founders Parry, Miss Margaret H. Wil
liamson, former proprietor of the Pied
mont lodging house on Bast First fttreet,
appeared before Judge Smith In depnrt
ment 1 of the superior court yesterday
and was sentenced to twenty years' Im
prisonment In tho state penitentiary at
If the appeal to thf> supreme court
falls Miss Williamson will be gent
north to serve her term, which, accord-
Ing to the state rules regarding the
good behavior of prisoners, will be
about fourteen years.
. Miss Williamson was taken before
Judge Smith early yesterday morning.
She was greatly agitated and patted the
arms of her chair while she listened to
the motion of her attorney, Jud Hush,
requesting a new trial.
The claim advanced by Attorney
Rush was that certain evidence regard-
Ing an alleged assault on Miss Wil
liamson by Parry wns not admitted.
In this he was opposed by Attorney
MrComas of the district attorney's of
fice, who stated that the final plea of
the defense had been accident, and thnt
If the shooting had been an honest ac
cident, as Miss Williamson claimed, th?
evidence to have been given by the
witness regarding an alleged fight be
tween Miss Williamson and Parry
would have been immaterial and irrele
Judge Smith sided with , MoComau
and overruled a motion for a now trial.
"Stand up. Miss Williamson, nnd r*
ooive sentence," said Judge Smith, and
as ths woman rose It was seen she was
in a high temper. Shn talked to Attor
ney Rush, gesticulating wildly with her
hands, and it took several moments for
him to quiet her.
Then she stood up bffore the bar, her
small gray eyes snapping defiantly at
the court and her head erect. "Have
you any legal objection to sentence be
ing pronounced at this time?" queried
"Yes, sir," came the quick response,
but before the woman could get started
on what promised to be a fiery ora
tion Attorney Rush Interfered and
said, "No, your honor, we have no ob
"It Is the order of this court that you
bo taken to San Quentin prison, there
to serve a term of twenty years' im
prisonment," said the judge.
The only trace of emotion on the face
of the little woman was a visible har
dening at the corners of her mouth as
she turned and . walked back to her
seat, where she was surrounded oy
.Then she left the court room, walk
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| Contest Department LOS AllS©l©B HSFCISd Los Angeles, Cal. Jj
ing with nervous energy, but she ut
t«red no word until she reached her
cell In the county Jail.
The murder for which Mlm William
son was sentenced to Imprisonment
occurred July 17 last dt the Piedmont
lodging house on East First street. The
house was conducted by Miss William
son, a Scotch woman 42 years of age.
Trouble With Landlady
Parry, «. young laborer from Comp
ton, rented a room at the house during
the latter part of June and then, ac
cording to the allegations of Miss Wil
liamson, the trouble began.
At the trial several weekg ago Miss
Williamson testified that Parry had in
She said she drove him out but thftt
the day before he left he locked her Iti
a room and again Insulted her. Ac
cording to statements made by friends
of Parry yesterday they would have
been able to prove that on the day of
the alleged Insult Parry was laying
cement sidewalks at Santa Monica, •
He returned to the lodging house
several days later and a quarrel be
tween the landlady and Parry resulted,
following which Miss Williamson wem
to her room, secured a revolver and
went back to Parry's room.
What transpired there has never been
learned, but a shot was heard find when
officers reached the place Miss William
son stood there holding a revolver,
while Parry was on the floor, dying
from a bullet wound In the brain.
Attorney Jud Kush will carry the
case to the supreme court, and in the
meantime Miss Williamson will remain
HONORS THE GUNNERS
Lord Charles Beresford Overturns *
Rule of Precedence In the
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 23.— 10 rd Charles
Beresford, commander of the British
Mediterranean squadron, fully realizes
that good markmanshlp Is one of the
most essential requisites to naval vic
tory. He has always exhibited the
liveliest Interest In all questions re
lating to gunnery, and ho has Just
created a precedent for the encourage
ment of gunners. On the centenary of
the battle of Trafalgar he held a land
review of 3,000 Beamen and marines at
Malta. Tho procession, by his orders,
was led by a company of selected gun
layers, both seamen and marines;
next enme a company of engine-room
artificers; then a company of artisans,
and then a company of signalmen. Fol
lowing these four companies marched
the four battalions of seamen, stokers,
This Is the first time In the history
of the British navy that the gunlayers
have been recognized as the most im
portant body of men In the fleet; nnd It
Is expected that the example set in the
Mediterranean will be followed else
where. In giving them the post of
honor, irrespective of their rank of
grade, Lord Beresford furnished an
object lesson which Is not likely to be
misunderstood. Since he has been In
command the ship flying his flag has
always been at the top of the shooting
list, and this year his flagship made
a record with twelve-Inch guns which
has never been approached by any oth
er British man of war.
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LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 26, 1905.
NEW MINISTER WITH MODEEN
IDEAS, WILL BE WELCOMED
DR. S. A. NORTHROP A FRIEND
Known In Kansas City at the Pastor
Who Sought Out the Down*
trodden and Helped Them
to a Better Life
The coming to Los Angeles of the
Rev. Dr. S. A. Northrop of Kansas
City, as now seema assured, will bring
here not only a most delightful
preacher, after dinner talker, rccoun
tcur and all-around good fellow— a
rarity In a minister, in fine— but a man
who Is unique in hla ministry and his
interpretation of his calling; a man
who literally obeys the Master's Injunc
tion to "go out Into the highways and
byways." In his nine years in Kansas
City the reverend doctor has been
known as the especial friend ot tho
publicans and sinners — the preacher for
the great mass of the people who sel
dom enter a church and whose use
for a minister is often confined to the
times of marriage and burial.
In Kansas City Dr. Northrop took
hold of a moribund downtown church,
which was eking out a precarious ex
istence, and put it into yio very first
rank. He popularized Its services; he
made especial appeal to the transient,
the traveling man and the drifter; the
man without a church home was the
man he was after and he did not re
frain from the methods which reach
such people, however spectacular and
even trivial they may have seemed.
Aided by Wife
Ills church is on one of the most
prominent downtown corners, and his
parsonage is next door. AVith a wife
thoroughly In accord with his ideas,
who possesses the Christian virtues in
abundance, as well as a fine voice and
decided musical ability, and a daugh
ter the echo of her mother, tho doctor
has been available at any hour of day
or night for spiritual consolation or
Often he has been called out of bed
in the early hours to attend the bed
side of some dying tramp, and fre
quently he has been aroused to wed
some belated eloping couple. But al
ways he Is ready and so are his good
wife and daughter. If music Is desired.
In their one family they can furnish
a complete wedding or funeral party,
even to the music and the bridesmaids.
Henco he has unbounded popularity
there as "the people's preacher," and
he is the best known and beloved pas
tor In the Kaw city.
But also Dr. Northrop has taken upon
himself the care of the submerged
tenth— the lowest down element of that
city. He is the hobo's friend, and
none is so poor that he falls to heed
the call. Almost always he says the
final words over the ashes of the de
graded bum at the potter's field, and
many n drunken reprobate has
breathed his last to the Inspiring Gos
pel read to him by the prayerful min
ister of the Master. It Is to this class
that he has been an ever present friend,
and no one In Kansas City loves him
more than do hundreds of these dis
couraged and downtrodden, to whom
Dr. Stephen A. Northrop
he has carried the only message of
brightness and hope that has entered
their lives. It Is certain that when he
comes here he will adopt tho same
methods with the First Baptist church,
and make of It, as ho did the one In
Kansas City, a "church home" for
every class und kind.
Full of Good Humor
There is with Dr. Northrop that sav
ing grace of good humor and fun that
makes him popular everywhere. He
sees a joke and makes one with the
best of them. One of the funniest is
that ho tells on himself.
Down In the dregs of Kansas City
was for years a "bum's hangout," a
snloon run by a man named Probasco.
This fellow had become rich selling
vile booze to hoboes and tramps, but
never an outcast went thirsty from his
place, no matter how poor he might be
nor how cold the night. Hence when
he died there wus found cause among
the "bums" for a funeral service, and
Dr. Northrop was, of course, chosen to
preach the sermon. He did— ln tho
saloon, and it was packed! And when
It was done he boarded a car for up
town and reached for his pocketbook.
It wasn't there; his pocket had been
picked In Probasco's by one of the men
to whom he had been preaching. The
good doctor never murmured, but tho
story reached a newspaper man nnd
the minister has never heard tho last
"But probably the poor devil needed
the money more than I did," is his ex
cuse for the deed.
The doctor Is stout, rotum'. and jovial.
His study Is close to the biggest hotel
In Kansas City, and he frequently
drops across to this hostelry for a chat
and a look around. He usually wears
a short blue coat, and it is rubbed at
the elbows, too.
Mistaken for Porter
One day as the doctor stepped from
the hotel the late S. B. Armour, head
of the great packing house, drove up.
He leaped from his buggy and looked
shout. He spied the doctor In his short
blue jacket and hailed him.
"Here, porter," said he, "hold my
The doctor gravely stepped out nnii
took the reins. A friend passed and
stopped In amaze.
"What are you doing?" h« de
"Holding Mr. Armour's hors#," an
swered the doctor, as he told the
Tho friend stepped back Into the
hotel, Bnd soon Mr. Armour appeared,
very red and very apologetic.
The doctor merely laughed and the
incident closed. But next week there
came a very large check from Mr. Ar
mour for the doctor's pet charity, and
the deal was squared.
Dozens of stories such ns these are
told of the doctor In Kansas City. They
are all true— and he tells many of them
himself, even though they put the
laugh on himself. There la every pros
pect that he will come here and he
will be a distinct acquisition to Los
Angeles not only In church circles, but
to the broad, Intellectual nnd public life
of the place. Author, speaker and gen
tleman, he Is the sort of man that Los
Angeles likes and desires.
ALPINE BOY IS A HERO
Swiss Chamois Hunter's Life Saved
by the Bravery of Hl«
Special Cable to Tho Herald.
GENEVA, Nov. 25.— A chamois hun
ter named Schultz of Crolre, In the
Canton of Qrlscom, was saved yester
day from a terrible death by the brav
ery of his son, a lad of 16 years.
At break of day the father and son
were stalking a chamois, and arrived
at a spot where they were obliged to
cross a steep and slippery ice slope.
Schultz roped himself to his son, and
began to cross the slope on all fours,
as the noise made If steps were cut
In the ice would have frightened the
Suddenly the father slipped and dis
appeared over the side of a precipice
nearly 1,000 feet In depth.
The boy withstood tho shock and,
with the aid of his Ire axe, held on
like grim death, although the rope was
cutting his flesh. For nearly two hours
the brave lad supported his father,
who was dangling helpless over the
In tho end some shepherds heard
their cries for help, and rescued both
from their perilous position.
BURGLAR KILLS HIMSELF
Unable to Escape From Pursuers, the
Fugitive Thief Blows Out
Special Cable to The Herald.
PARTS, Nov. 25.— A burglar shot him
self this morning nn the roof of a
house in the Avenue dv Maine under
With two associates he broke into a
jeweler's shop. A workman who lived
on the top floor noticed the door open
as he left his work. lie went In,
but hnd only just crossed the threshold
when the burglars rushed at him, firing:
their revolvers. The workman shouted
for help, and soon there were some
twenty people In their night attire,
headed by four policemen, In hot pur
suit of the thieves, who had fled to
Two burglars ran along the gutter
find escaped down a water pipe. The
third crouched behind a chimney
stack, and when the police were al
most up with him ho stood prect and
I shot himself in the head, dying at
FIRE ON BIQ CRUISER
Magazine Partition Walls en the Brit.
Ith Cruiser Bacchante Become
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 25.— A serious out
break of fire occurred yesterday after
noon on the cruiser Bacchante, which is
lying in Fountain lake, Portsmouth
The fire started In ft quantity of cot
ton waste and toweling; in the after
engineer's storeroom, which Is only
fifteen feet from the after magazine,
where the explosives for the 6-inch and
12-pounders are kept.
The crew were called to the fire sta
tions, nnd for a tlm* all their efforts
were directed jto preventing the fire
from reaching the magazine. At one
time the steel partitions were red-hot,
nnd the crew were ordered to stand by
to flood the magazine.
The fire was subdued, however, after
about half an hour's hard work. The
extent of the damage Is not yet known.
Details have Just leaked out concern-
Ing the now armored cruiser Devon
shire's remarkable escape from disas
ter at Devon port.
One of her Scotch boilers was lit up
to keep the auxiliary machinery run
ning, when, without any warning, the
crown of Its center furnace came down.
Fortunately the points held, or a ter
rible explosion would have followed.
This Is declared to be the first In
stance on record of a firebox crown
caving In without the points parting
under the stress.
THIEF'S BAGGAGE OPENED
Varied Assortment of Articles Found
In the Trunks of an Em.
Special Cable to The Herald.
PARIS, Nov. 25.— Jean Gallay, de
faulting clerk of tho Comptolr d'Ks
compte, who was arrested at Bahla,
and his companion, Mme. Merelll, are
still undergoing the process of prelim
inary examination for prosecution.
Baggage which they had taken with
them on the yacht Catarlna recently
arrived from Bruzll, and the prisoners
were present at the prefecture of po
lice when It was examined. The opera
tion occupied four and a half hours,
owing to tho great quantity of articles
to be sorted.
They included sporting guns and
ammunition, automobllo suits, twenty
eight women's hats, twenty-four white
waistcoats, a gross of eyeglasses, Her
bert Spencer's "First Principles," an
notated by Mme. Merelll; tents, fishing
rods, forty pairs of boots and a very
large stock of perfumery.
$40,000 FOR FATHER'S LIFE
Big Price to Be Paid for the Biography
of Lord Randolph
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON. Nov. 25. — It la stated that
Winston Churchil la to receive $40,
000 down and royalties for the biogra
phy of his father, the late Lord Ran
It Is said by those who have been
privileged to read some portions of the
proofs that it Is a clever book. Peo
ple marvel how he has found time to
write It, considering what a busy man
When John Morley wrote the life of
Gladstone, for which he received $50,
000, it took him three years and he
practically shut himself up for that
period, keeping away from public life.
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more confidence In our Ability than
a new patient could hay«. We
know wlmt we have done and can
do. Therefore, wo do not ask him
to pay u« his money merely upon
tho claims we make.
WE WAIT FOR FEE UNTIL TOU
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