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HANDCUFF KING TELLS STORY
OF HIS LIFE
THRILLING INCIDENTS CROWD
Claims the Marvelous Acts He Does
Are Simple and Makes No
Profession of Magic
HY HARRY HOUDINI
THIS is not a biography but a story.
A biography must commence with
the least interesting event of a
man's life-the fact that he was born.
That must be taken for granted in m>
case for my story shall commence with
the events of today and take up in re
verse order some of the Interesting
things that have happened to me since
I reached that age at which every self
respecting American boy begins to
"shift for himself."
This Is my second visit to Los An
geles. The previous one was In July,
1899 when the Orpheum was located
In the present Grand opera house on
What a transformation? In eight
yean Los Angeles has changed almost
beyond recognition. It was like seeing
an old friend gone to the bad to wit
ness the difference in Main street today
and eight years ago when it was the
Important Btreet and the business cen
ter of the town.
On reaching Los Angeles my first
thought was of some friends and ac
quaintances met here In 1899. My first
visit was to the men who had chained
and handcuffed me in my previous ap
pearances. Captain Walter H. Auble
and Sergeant Sam McKenzie remem-
Wea me at once. I need not say that
It was a great pleasure to me that they
should do so.
These officers recalled to me prac
tically everything I did at the Or
pheum here eight years ago, and Cap
tain Auble related one of the little
tricks of 1 magic I showed the men In a
private exhibition given at police head
Captain Auble is an excellent story
teller and I can only approximate the
Interesting style In which he narrated
"This man Houdinl gave a little ex
hibition to the boys up In the assembly
hall," said the captain.
"He took a package from his pocket,
opened It up and showed us they were
Threaded In the Interior?
"For further proof he took one of
them and stuck It through a fold In his
cheek, which he held between his
thumb and finger. We saw It stick-
Ing through about half an inch. He
pulled It out and put it in his mouth.
Then he took half the paper of needles
and placed them on his tongue. Ho
opened his mouth and showed them
"He chewed up those needles and
swallowed them, opened his mouth and
showed they had disappeared. In the
same way he chewed up and swallowed
the other half of the package.
"Next he put a few feet of thread
Into his mouth and ate that, too.
"Finally he opened his mouth and drew
out the needles threaded, about ten
"Now," concluded the captain, "I am
not saying that Houdinl really swallowed
those needles and thread or that he has
a self-threading stomach. But I saw him
do Just what I say, though none of the
boys will believe the story when I tell It."
This la not told as a proof of my
magic powers, but as a tribute to a
good friend's excellent memory. The trick
was done exactly as he states. It gave
me the greatest pleasure to know that
my humble efforts at entertaining the
force eight years ago have been so well
Sergeant Sam McKenzle was one of the
men who shackled me on the Orpheum
"I made a good job of it. too," says
Sam. "There was no faking about that.
But you got out. Perhaps I will try it
again before you leave Los Angeles,
though I haven't much hopes of beating
Cuffs Must Be Regular
' The one unpleasant feature of my visit *-
- here had Its origin in that same visit to b
¦ police headquarters. I think when Detec- c
tive Tom Rico offered to bet a thousand c
;. dollars ' (or was It a million?) that he
had . a cuff from which I could not es
•' cape he . was not serious and that the
i challenge ; was made Jokingly, for he
I made no offer to post any money, though r
! I gave him every opportunity to do so. c
Probably the joshing to which he was c
subjected by other officers and. the news- r
I paper reporters nerved him to make the r
unfair attempt on Monday evening last, a
' in " which Nhe was so ignomlnlously de
. feated. ->.-.' ¦¦¦¦'¦¦' : •¦¦¦'.
1 ; As | there has been . a • great deal of | I
I comment on this matter I shall say just '
¦ a few words about It. .
'¦¦? ¦ Let :me say <In preface that I unlock '
,5 every handcuff that Is placed upon me. '
II I do not merely slip them over my hands. '
!tl have a large hand. If a lock is plugged '
.* or broken or is not in proper working or- i
der or for any other reason cannot be un- ]
locked it Is barred. This Is only reason
able, for I do not pretend to have magic '
powers. My methods are of the simplest i
S and i are . all perfectly natural. Since I :
'¦* open the cuffs It is a part of my challenge
S that i they . must not be . "faked" or tam
£ pered with. 'To Insure this I demand the
; , right to ' Inspect every manacle before It
•< is. placed upon me. ¦¦ .' ; -
¦B Last . Monday ¦ evening Tom | Rico sent
his nephew, Louis Rico, to the Orpheum
with a pair of tampered cuffs. ; When my
?. Invitation was given Louis Rico .and oth
;¦ ers 5 came : upon the stage. Louis Rico
.? showed 'me ' a pair of regulation cuffs in<
i perfect working order. When I held out
my hands to him to be manacled he sub
stituted another pair while my back had
been i turned. \ One -of these was on my
'wrist and my assistant gave me a secret
cue. which he had been. Instructed to
V, use, to i. warn -me of danger. ; I then took
i the other ouff and snapped it. Rico was
• nonplused. '..¦¦'. . ...
»Z'"l demanded that he unlock the cuff and
permit me to examine it. Ho replied that
[ he had not the key. for it. -(I afterward
I learned that he had the key in his pocket
at ; the;. time.) j He said, he would have to
'"¦V send for Tom to bring. the key. He sent
S off a messenger : to •¦ the \ police • station
¦'? and < I ;! took , the opportunity .to • tell the
•audience what had taken place. ¦•
, * Says Cuff Is Unfair
|w»I. offered to wager $100 against Rico's $6
'fi that the cuff had been "fixed." Why did
he not accept? TfTe answer is plain. .He
'& knew.; that Ihe had ; done , an ' underhanded
¦ trick and did not want to lose $6. because
he knew I could prove his guilt at the
I? time. Sji, '¦, '.";• ;¦•.-.;¦:,' •, ...'¦ ,:; ¦¦'.•.
"Then j 1 .. retired 'tojmy .' cabinet .' and ". in
ri forty minutes .'; opened • Rico's ¦ tampered
ty cuff. .lT ; handed the cuff back to, the man
f '¦ opened ; and • unlocked, £ and ' repeated ¦ my
offer to wager $100 against his $5 without
ft] a response from ; him. v Surely.: there . was
ss ' among i the , bunch. >V ,;;. gghB^gBMB B
There , was ', nothing especially . difficult
K' about, the handcuffs produced. by Rico, If
V*, they/ had been : in ' good order." They : were
¦ J what is known as the Marlln or Bottle
.'- neck cuff, r paten ted: by a ! Callfornlan. A
. ': good cuff, but offering no great difficulties
LOS ANGELES HUKAI.D: SUNDAY MOISMNO. SEPTEMBER 29, 1907.
Harry Houdini, Wizard of Manacle and Cabinet Tells the Story of His Interesting Career
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if not tampered with. I have negotiated
this class of cuff many hundred times.
Looking out of my hotel window I see
a street car passing which bears the an
nouncement "Houdinl will dive from the
pavilion roof, heavily handcuffed, in West
lake park, Saturday at 12:30 noon." By
the time this Is printed that will be yes
terday, and I have every hope that I shall
still be alive. Should I fail to get those
cuffs loose before my breath gives out
you can imagine where I am while you
are reading this.
Among the feats of similar character
that I have carried through might be
mentioned the leap from the Seventh
street bridge in Pittsburg, Pa., sixty feet
into the icy waters of the Allegheny river.
A crowd which is said to have numbered
nearly 60,000 persons lined the bridge and
the banks of the river to witness this. In
December last I leaped from the Belle Isle
bridge into the Detroit river in the pres
ence of one of the largest crowds that
ever assembled in that ctiy.
Last Friday, which will be the last Fri
day week when you read this, I was
nailed Into a strong packing case by the
employes of the J. M. Hale Co., and the
case was then strongly roped by the samp
men. I believe that It took nearly eight
minutes for me to escape wtihout leaving
any indication of my means of egress.
Among similar performances which
have attracted much attention from the
press was escaping from a box made,
nailed and roped by the packers of the
Henry Slegel store in Boston, and tn
closed in another larger box which also
was nailed and roped by the same par
ties. I have a handsome gold medal pre
sented to me by the Siegels In com
memoration of this event, which took
place on the 25th of Janvary last.
I have been confined In packing cases,
leather mall pouches, paper sacks, cof
fins, wicker baskets, tin-lined piano cases,
roll topped desks, casks, plate glass cases
with steel angle irons and a sheet steel
steam holler. All these events are de
tailed in the daily papers of Boston and
Toledo during the months of February
and March last. Can you imagine a city
with the reputation for staidness and
dignity which Boston boasts, going Hou
dinl crazy? It Is hard, but it is true, and
pleasant for me. Nothing that ever
visited Boston, except Tom Lawson, has
attracted as much attention or received
so much newspaper notoriety as I and
my act last February.
But I am going backward faster than
was my intention. Let us get ahead
again. In San Francisco two weeks ago
a curious challenge was issued to me
and accepted. Sailors often boast that
whaf they cannot do with ropes is not
worth doing. The men of the cruiser St.
Louis, then in Frisco harbor, challenged
me to escape Irom their nairtlcal knots.
They roped and bound me much in the
manner that the spider does his victims,
but not with gossamar webs. Let me
assure you that the cordage which Uncle
Sam supplies to his navy is of the best.
It will neither stretch nor slip when
knotted by half a dozen stout tars. Did
I escape? les. but it was a hard trfcl.
When the last knot was loosed I was
so exhausted that I could scarcely bow
my acknowledgments to the applause
that followed. I will also say that I
was unable to escape until every knot
was undone. They left me no chance to
slip or wrisKle through their meshes.
Fights on the Square
I do not relish the thought of a similar
experience, but as a public performer It
is almost compulsory for me to take up
any challenges of this character that are
offered. I approach every new challenge
with uncertainty for sometime I. shall
meet my Waterloo. In every caivor there
comes b Gettysburg, and I so to mine.
Well, when it comes I shall say— "l
have fought a good fight, und I have
fought fair." When I am vanquished
fairly I will admit defeat like a man,
but I demand fair and square opponents.
»ye I ever been defeated in a chal
i? No, never. I have had many
Lrrow escapes. I have been caught
napping by men who laid their brains
against mine, but always some subtle
instinct has warned me when a trap
has been laid for me. Scarcely a week
passes but someone, falling to defeat
me by fair means, resorts to trickery.
My experience with men of this class
keeps me forever on the alert.
The nearest that I ever came to de
feat was In the town of Blackburn,
England, where I appeared at the Pal
ace theater In October, 1902. The chal- j
lenger was a man named Hodgson, who
seemed to accept my public appearance
in Blackburn as a sort of personal af- |
front to him in his capacity of principal ,
of a school of physical culture. H* ,
challenged me in a way that left him j
open to do almost anything he chose to .
me. I saw that the challenge was al- j
together favorable to him. but clrcum- j
stances compelled my acceptance. The |
cuffs which Hodgson brought had been I
tampered with In various ways, and
this was not denied by him, but he
claimed that the terms of the challenge
left him the privilege. He chose to
follow the letter of the challenge and
cast aside every thought of good
sportsmanship or professional good
feeling. It wa3 to be a battle a l'out
Imposes a Cruel Test
First he fixed a pair of irons over
my upper arm, passing the chain be
ln.d my back and drawing it tight
with all his great strength. To make
assurance doubly sure he (lxed another
pair In the same Vay. Both were pad
Then he placed handcuffs on my
wrists so that my arms, already pulled
stiffly backward were now drawn for
ward.' In vain I protested that he was
almost breaking my arms. Up to that
time he had the assistance of another
person, also a man. of great strength,
and the united Efforts of the two were
devoted to tightening the Irons to the
limit. A second pair of cuffs were
placed on my wrists, trussing my
arms so securely that there seemed no
possibility of moving them.
Finally he forced me to kneel down,
and shackeling my ankles passed the
chain of the leg Irons through the
chain that bound my elbows together
behind my back. This chain was also
doubled and drawn tight so that I re
mained kneeling with my feet drawn
almost up to the middle of my back.
Will you please try this position for
half a minute without irons and en
deavor to Imagine how I felt shackled
in that way?
My little ghost house was placed
over me, for I could not move to get
into it. I fell on my side and could not
rise to my knees. After fifteen min
utes Hodgson permitted as a favor that
I should be lifted up to my knees. 1
struggled for twenty minutes without
avail. It seemed that my career was
ended. My arms were numb and blood
less. The circulation was almost en
tirely suspended. I pleaded to have
the cuffs removed for a minute that the
circulation might bo restored. Hodg
son refused unless I would admit de
feat. A doctor In the audience came
on the stage and examined me and
stated that my arms were blue and that
it was dangerous to keep me chained
longer. But I would not surrender
and Hodgson would not concede an
Undergoes Terrible Ordeal
Fifty minutes after the manacles were
attached I had succeeded in freeing oiip
band, and never did heartier cheers greet
a p rforiner Ulan wore accorded me when
I thrust back the curtain and showed one
handcuff opened and my hand freed.
At the end of. two hours I jra# free.
HEAVILY SHACKLED IN GERMAN COURT ROOM
But my clothing was torn to shreds, my
arms and hands were bleeding. Even the
thunder of applause was no compensation
for that awful two hours. Never again
will I submit to a challenge that means
physical torture such as that. The game
Is not worth the candle.
One of my experiences In Germany is
worthy of record, for It was at once a
vindication and a just punishment to an
autocratic and unfair public official. This
happened in the city of Cologne In Feb
ruary of the year 19C2.
The German police are very strict in
their supervision of amusements, and no
false billing or misrepresentations of ex
hibitions is permitted. They prosecute
offenders against such regulations under
the charge of obtaining money by false
Schutzrnann Werner Graff, chief of the
Cologne police, endeavored to secure cvi- 1
dence that would convict me of misrepre
sentation, and failing in this he published
a false story in the Rheinische Zeituns.
an Influential newspaper, which put me
and my performance In a very bad light.
As a foreigner It seemed a difficult mat
ter for me to prosecute the chief of polloo
of Cologne; yet that I did so and secured
a verdict against him for slander Is an
eloquent tribute to the uncorruptible Jus
tice of the German laws and courts.
Engaging the best possible legal talent,
I entered suit against Graff for slandor.
The case was tried through all the courts
and "the costs ran into the thousands. In
every court the verdict was favorable
to me, and Graff was sentenced to pay
all «costs and a fine or spend a day In
Jail for each five marks of the costs and
fine. As the imprisonment would have
figured out Into something like five years
Graff paid up like a mun.
It was the method by which the judges
decided this case in the higher courts that
makes this case worthy of special In
terest. They were not governed by law,
precedents, technicalities or rules of evi
dence but by facts. The point to be de
cided, said the judges In effect, Is this:
Does Houdlni open locks and handcuffs
In the manner he claims? After I had
done my usual stunts In the court the
police produced a special lock, so mads
that after it was locked it could not he
opened with Us own or any other key.
This lock they challenged me to open, or
admit myself beaten. On the result de
pended the decision of the judges. I ac
cepted, walked Into a room selected by
the judges, where I could work unhin
dered, and in four minutes re-entered the
I and handed the open lock to the
all my experience the only men I
met who will not admit defeat arc
who use unfair means. In thla
the trickster was ordered by the
to make public apology, which was
shed in all the principal papers of
the city, and lately I have heard he h;is
resigned from the police department. The
shame and stigma In Germany last long.
A map of my wanderings In America
and Europe would be practically a repro
duction of any standard and up-to-date
railway map. I have not missed many
cities, and those I have missed are so far
back that they have not missed me.
The record of my first appearance in
England is but a fair sample of the treat
ment accorded me everywhere. As a pro
fessional I have every reason to be proud
of it. When' I sailed from New York on
Decoration day, 1900, I had not even the
promise of an engagement. After several
private exhibitions given before the Lon
don managers I was given a contract for
two weeks, but my engagement with that
manager was prolounged to the end of
August, and I returned to the same
theater for a second engagement in De
cember of the same year. So it has been
everywhere. And after all these yearß
and all this travel in every part of
Europe and America there are still those
who cry •¦Fake." It IS to these that I
owe my challengers, and therefore I
should be JhanJUul (that .there Is such a
thing aa unconvincible scepticism. It Is I
these challenges that lend spice to my
Visits Many Prisons
Probably no other man has visited so |
many of the great prisons of the world I
as I have. My prolesalon has brought
me into touch with the prison and
police authorities everywhere and they
have all been kind enough to explain
how securely their prisoners are held,
and to show me that it is quite impos
sible for their charges to escape. All |
of which made my escapes from these
same prisons tlie more interesting and
instructive It has also been my good
fortune to De able to point out on more
than one occasion where weak spots
existed in their systems, and I have
received the unsolicited acknowledge
ments of more than one Jailer and
sheriff to this effect.
My reputation as "the international
Jailbreaker" was not won on paper. It
Is not merely an advertising catch
word. A few of my exploits in this
line have attracted adverse attention
from the governments interested, but
usually the authorities have acknowl
edged that the escape of Houdinl from
their prisons did not mean that the
prison could not hold the men for whom
It was designed.
The following list of my escapes In
cludes only the most famous ones:
San Francisco, Cal., July 1899.
Siberian transport cell May, 1903.
Old prison foordrecht, Holland. Sep-
Sheffleld, England, January, 1904.
Liverpool, England, February, 1902.
Kansas City, Mo., April, 1900.
Beilln, Germany, September, 1900.
Huddersfield, England, November,
The Gutteau cell No. 2, murderers'
row, Washington, D. C, Jail, January,
City prison, Boston, Mass., March,
All Jails Fail
Do not suppose that these are by any
means all the Jails that have failed to
hold me. They are the ones that come
readiest to my memory. Of almost
every one of these I have attested cer
tificates signed by the officers of the
prison In each case and by prominent
persons and officials who witnessed the
The most secure prison In the world
is supposed to be the cells or "carettes,"
Ithich prisoners destined for Siberia
transport**. Yet from this I es
dln less than twenty minutes. Be
enterlng the cell I was submitted
, severe searching by the secret
;e. Never have I been so thorough
earched as by these officers, who
alnly know that part of their busi
i. The search was conducted and
escapa accomplished In the presence
he chief of the secret or spy police
doscow, Russia. After accompllsh
thls feat the management of the
Zoo Gardens, where I was performing,
did me the honor of doubling the salary
previously paid me.
Warden J. H. Harris of the Wash
ington, D. C.i United States Jail was
sitting comfortably In his office one
day in January last year, when a
stranger entered and asked to be
"Why do you want to be locked up?"
asked the surprised warden.
"So I can break out," was the stran
ger's strange reply.
The warden had never seen me, and
as it is my custom to do this sort of
stunt without previous warning he was
not expeoting me. It did not take long
to explain the situation, and in a few
minutes the warden had collected a
large crowd of the officials of the Jail
and their friends to see the first au
thorized attempt to break out of Wash
The warden was kind enough to otter
MANACLKS AND CHAINS WSIGH 150 POUNDS
me my choice of cells, but I merely re
quested to be shown the strongest. He
took me at once to murderers' row, and
Indicated No. 2, the cell in which Gui
teau, the absassin of President Garfleld.
was confined. This he said was the
strongest cell In the Jail. I asked to
be confined in it.
"Unfortunately it Is occupied," said
Warden Harris, but at rqy earnest
solicitation the prisoner — a convicted
wife murderer — was given a cellmate —
The officials stripped me to the skin,
locked me into the cell and retired to
It was with a feeling the nearest to
terror that I have ever felt that I
looked about me In that awful cell that
for many years has never been without
a tenant whose days were destined to
end In the hangman's noose. The
walls of the cell are of brick, concrete
and steel, not less than three feet in
thickness. The door, of heavy steel
bars, is sunk into the wallß fully three
feet from the outer face of the wall.
When this heavily constructed door is
closed an armrufis out to the corridor
side of the wall and slips over a steel
catch which sets a spring and fastens
the lock. The latter Is one of the most
secure of such inventions and has no
less than seven tumblers, which, it will
be said, is impossible to pick.
How I got out of that cell would
make an Interesting story that I may
write some day after I get through
doing my act on the stage and retire to
devote my declining: years to Iterary
pursuits. I could not stay — I had to go.
The surroundings were such that no
honest man would consent to remain.
As I looked into the cell after my es
cape I wondered that I had ever con
sented to be locked into a chamber
with such gruesome history and asso
Plays Joke on Officials
It then occurred to me to play a joke
on the officials who were awaiting my
return in the warden's office.
I have a clipping from the Washington
Post of Sunday, January 7, 1906, which
tells the rest of the story so well that I
cannot do better than offer it in full:
"In two minutes Houdini was out of
that cell, free, the lock holding htm hard
ly longer than it took him to get into the
place and get his bearings. Then, with
out the knowledge of the waiting officials
who had retired from view, Houdinl
quickly ran to the cells of Chase, Whit
ney, Mercer, Ferguson, Donovan, Gas
ktns, Backus and Howlett. To each oc
cupant the unclad cell-breaker seemed
like an apparition from some other world,
and the astonishment he created when he
commanded each to come out and follow
him can be better Imagined than de
"Chase gave a gasp of fear, and then
cried: 'Have you come to let me out?
What are you doing without clothes?'
He supposed then that Houdinl was an
escaping fellow prisoner. He followed at
Houdinl's heels and the cell breaker
dashed with him down to the end of the
corridor, where he opened the cell con
taining Clarence Howlett.
" 'What are you doing here?' said Hou
dinl to the astonished Howlett. 'What
are you in for?'
" 'I'm a housebreaker,' said the pris
oner, as though maKlng his last confes
" 'You're a bad one,' said Houdinl, 'or
you could get out of here. Come along.'
Howlett followed his strange captor, and
Houdini then thrust Chase Into the cell
and rushed Howlett up to Chase's cell.
"This scene, strange and strenuous, was
repeated again and again, until every
desperate man was changed into another
cell than his own, All were in a tumult.
Twenty-one minutes after Houdini had
been locked in the cell he had done all
the (julck changing and stood before his
free audience In the main hall, clothed as
in every day manner.-. "' .'¦'"•.
"When the officials found what he had \
done . with their prisoners their amaze
ment passed all bounds. They took the ¦
slight change ' Houdinl made *In their ;
plans with the utmost good nature, and
soon had everything straightened out,
and each of the men back In his cell."
Has Certificate of Event
RHas Certificate event presented
certificate of this event presented
to me by "Warden Harris Is one of my ¦
treasures. ' In a New York deposit vault
I have a box containing nearly one hun
dred such certificates, with which I shall
paper .my study when : I get too old to .
repeat the feats they describe.
Now, what shall I add? There Is so .\
much to tell that I must stop somewhere .
short of a complete history. \ '"''¦' f-"^i!
Perhaps the most concise method Is for .
me to let you ask a *ew questions. „Be
gin then. . - _,' ¦ ¦
Where was I born? In Appleton, Wis.,
What was my first stunt. Conducting
the Punch and Judy snow in a circus.
Next I did a knot untying turn. Finally
I graduated into the handcuff act. This
I was absolutely the first t, attempt. (
What else can I do? Well, a few of the . v
things I -am doing today may supest
what I should do if my present act should
throw me down. '-., : ¦ • •¦¦¦
I am a magician. I have some. tricks
in 'what is commonly called magic that
are said by the experts for whom 1 have
It else can I do? Well, a few of any;
I am doing today may suggest
[ should do if my present act should
1 a magician. I have some tricks
at is commonly called magic that
id by the experts for whom I have
them to be unapproached by any
other performer in the - same line, and
especially in the manipulation of cards,
These would keep the wolf from the door,
as long as I have the use of my hands. t
I am an athlete and a contortionist, as ¦
you know " you have seen me get out of
the raightjacket. -. ; ;
Pleasure in Magazine
: But the thing !in which ¦^ take i most ;
pleasure is my magazine. • This publica- *
tion is the recognized organ of a 11^magi
clans.":Its columns , are. their f orunu. , To
it— which means to '¦¦ me-are referred : al
of what appears in its columns. - . . _
I There lis one more . question that _ you
want answered, but : it is the .one that I
m ,,. t ' refuse "• You want .to know how l
™c from' handcuffs, shackles, Oregon
hoots • steel prison ' cells, - packing cases
an°d tS all S th cce c other contrivances that are
prepared for my detention. That I sha
cV mT You^or X
can't be true -o would not be such a
fool as to tell' the real method.
When the right man guesses the right
TV" 2W or a not tO S? 3?1 TuTdo
the act and the rest of the world will go
"Ano^r" would!b°e re solver of my little
mystery waV a great scientist of Dort
mystery whs » Pro f Jansen Bartha
I oniy try to U en ? ter?a Yiny in > in ') aMegltlmate
I^only^ryio tna t;when I, leave here
manner. /, : : trusty nai ,g, g
win'have "as ' P^a?ln? J recollections .of
™ ttl a,?!!j t shall haveiof Los Angeles.f3
former and now I have returned pros
lormcr, a." afu] . Once again be
fceTX Thope to visit this city' pro-
JmlnrullT It would be pleasant to close
mv Htaee ' career here and settle down
Umon<£ the orange groves for the rest ot
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