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HINT CAUSES STIR
AT HYDE'S TRIAL
Prosecutor Starts Investigation
After Hearing of New
AfllSS KELLER FINISHES STORY
Efforts of Defense to Develop
Contradictions in Testi
KANSAS CITY. April -Rigorous
Investigation of the disappear
ance of the state's documentary
evidence In tho Hyde murder case,
which fell into tho hands of the de-I
fenses counsel was ordered by Prose
cutor Virgil Conkling today.
New developments In the case, the
most Important of which was tho state
ment of Rubin B. Garrctt, the man
who lost tin, papers, that ho did not
drop them at the point where they are
said to have been found, moved the
prosecutor to renewed action.
"1 am far from satisfied these papora
were lost," snld Mr. Conkling tonight.
'Neither do I want to say they were
stolen. lint i have several men Inves
tigating the matter and sensational
developments are likely to follow."
mlijh Pearl Keller, a nurse, was the
only witness fit the trial today. She
completed her direct testimony at the
ill of tho morning session. Attorney
Walsh, for Dr. Hyde, cross-examined
her iii the afternoon. Ha was unable
to shake her testimony except on a.
few minor details.
Miss Keller was allowed to tell of the
typhoid epidemic In the Bwopa resi
Tho court promised to order It
stricken out If litter developments prove
it Irrelevant. SSI
KTMI'TOMS WERE snill*\R
The most Important feature of her
testimony was that Miss Margaret
Swope's symptoms on the morning Dr.
Hyde is said to have poisoned her wore
similar to those of Col. BWOpa Just be
fore he died.
On cross examination , Mr. "Walsh
proved that shortly before the typhoid
epidemic in the Swopo residence the
plumbing which was supposed to carry
away tho waste was torn out. because
it did not •work.
Dr. Hyde's attorneys today made an
other unsuccessful attempt to secure
the letters and documents that paused
between John O. Paxton and the chem
tuts who made tho Swope analysis. Mr.
Walsh said these papers would prove
lila contention that no poison was
found in "the ejecta of Margaret Kwopo
or In the capsule ■ which Dr. Hyde
threw away when ho left the Swope
residence December 31.
On December 11, said Miss Keller in
the course of her testimony, she wont
to the Bwope house and took charge
of Miss Sarah Bwope. Th« Sunday
following, she testified, she heard that
Dr. Hyde hud riven Miss Margaret
Swope a hypodermic Injection. Dr.
Hyde asserted, she said, that ho had
' given a harmless Injection of camphor
ated oil for Intermittent pulse.
"On the day following tho Riving or
tlie Injection." testified the witness, "I
• m Margaret'! arm. It was badly
Hwollen. The girl appeared to bo in
On December 18, shortly after Dr.
Hyde had left the house, said the
nurse, Margaret Swope passed Into a
Miss Keller related how at the be
hest of Dr.' Twyman all of the medi
cine in tho house was destroyed im
mediately after Margaret Swope suf
fered a convulsion.
M KMW «K> ON STRIKE
This was the day the nurses struck
in the Bwope residence, and the start*
made every effort to Inject the story
of the uprising of^the nurses against
Amid a storm of objection from tho
defendant's counsel the witness man
aged to tell that the i:urses held a pri
vate meeting in Gal. Swope's room.
For what purpose this meeting was
held she was not permitted to . say.
The state managed to show, how
ever, that Dr. Hyde and his wife left
the house on December 18 and the wit
ness said there was no new sickness
after he left. ,
Miss Kelley closed her testimony for
the state by telling briefly about Miss
Lucy Lee Swope being attacked by
typhoid fever four days after her re
turn from New York in the company
of Dr. Hyde.
« When Attorney Walsh began the
cross-examination of Miss Keller he
Immediately delved Into the typhoid
fever feature of the case. -
Mlsa Keller had previously testified
that Dr. Hyde brought a bottle of dis
tilled water to the Swope house for
tho use of himself and his wife.
Cross-examination developed that
she only heard they brought the water
to the house and she did not see it.
Reading from the. grand jury notes
which recently fell into his hands, Mr.
Walsh asked Miss Keller if she made
the statement that "Mr. Hunton had
a violent twitching and jerking."
Tho witness testified she did not re
call her exact testimony but she did
say, substantially, that Mr. Hunton
' was Buffering from a convulsion.
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COUPLE TO REMARRY AFTER
17 YEARS OF SEPARATION
SAN DIEUO, April 21.—Mrs. Amanda
Hamilton, former wife of J. "W. Hamil
ton a well known tobacco dealer of
San' Diego, has arrived here, from South
Haven, Conn., after a separation last
ing seventeen yearn, and a marriage
license for the couple to rowed, has
lioen Issued. . <■>.
The couple was accompanied to- the
office of the county clerk by. their two
children, one of whom is nearly of age.
The similarity of names aroused the
curiosity of the license clerk, and when
he asked If the couple were In any
manner related the story of the mis
understandings of seventeen years ago
that resulted in a separation was read
ily told by the man. ,
LOS ANGELES HERALD
I'or la>h Angeles unil vicinity—Fair 1 rl
ilaj ! ronliniicil warm; light north wind,
changing to south, Minimum temporal urn
yesterday 87 degrees; minimum SO degrees.
Judge Ktephe.ns urged to be candidate
for re-election to bench. PAGE 13
Out* thousand to go on auto club run
to Mallbu ranch. PAGE 1
Orange growers protest to Assessor
Hopkins against propound Increase In
valuations, PAGB 7
Pioneers want names of Downey avenue
and Buena Vista street restored. I'AUB 7
Open safety pin Is removed from bu-hy'i*
stomach. PAOB 1
President of TV. C. T. V. Is candidate
In Herald's voting content. PAGE 13
Harbor commission to begin campaign to
««ure lower freight rate* between ceti
t»r of Ij"m Ani?"l'-» and water front.
Dick Ferris ku«!< for 1100.000, alleging he
has hern slandered. PAGES 16
Pasadena boostings committee urges build-
Ing of eleetrlo line tapping many small ■
towns and giving better car «erv|ro,to
them. PAGE 14
Feud In lomii fire station ends with
forces' resignation. PAUK 9
M'wrvn named by O. O. P. leajler m
party's candidate /or U. 6. senate.
Engineers eagor to begin work on the
harbor project. PA';l: '
N'cws of th" waterfront. PAGE 10
Editorial, letter box. • PAOE 4
Society, dubs and music. . 1* A« I'l i
Marrtagn licenses, births, itnath.i PAOJS 14
City brevities. PAGE 5
Some men, some women. PAGIS .»
In the hotel corridors. PACK 6
News of the courts. PACK 7
Municipal afTalrs. PAGE 7
Sports. PAGK 10
Markets and financial. I'AOB 12
Mines and oil 'fields. PAOB 13
■ ■lii-sllir.l advertising. PAGES 14-15
Citrus fruit report. PAOK 12
Theaters. PA(ii: :
Pasadena y. M. C. A. arranges splendid
program for annual "gym." show. Young
tumblers will he stars. PAOB 1'".
Whirlwind finish marks closing days of
"wet" and "dry" campaign In San Ber
nardino. PAC3I3 14
Long Beach will vote on location of high
school unless school trustees are unani
mous on site. ■;•'■'. I'AGR 14
FlrebUßß Fttempt to "destroy cannery of
California Fish company at East Pun
Pedro. PAGE 14
Jealousy cause* Oakland girl to betray
sweetheart. PAGE 2
Agreement to distribute 1501,000 estate left
by late "Lord" Browne ends legal flght
at SantA Barbara. PAOB 1
Oil In great tank at Point Richmond
catches (In*. Flames spread despite ef
forts of 600 firefighters. PAOB 1
Six convicts escape from fe/lera! peniten
tiary at Fort l*avenworth; i four are
recaptured »nd posses trail other two.
PA OR 1
Prosecution In Hyde murder case marts
rigid Investigation of disappearance of
evidence. Finis It may have been
stolen. FAGFJ 1
Government pure food board rescinds or
der as to port and sherry labels ut re- .
quest of California, wlnemakers. PAOB 1
Representative Fowler offers resolution
providing new method of selecting mem
bers of house, committees and depriv
ing Cannon of more power. PAGPI 5
Samuel T» Clemens (Mark Twain) dies
at Redding, Conn., of angina, pectoris.
Fear rich man Is victim of thugs. PAGB i
Rmigh Riders, military, civil and other
organisations by the score seek places
In parade to be held in New York In
i Roosevelt's honor. PAOR 2
WINE MAKERS WIN IN
FIGHT AGAINST LABELS
WASHINGTON, April 21.—California
wino makers won a victory before the
government pure food board today In
th« matter of the labeling of port and
sherry wines. The board had previous
ly ruled th;it California port and sherry
wines should lie labeled "California
port type" and "California sherry
type," and the wine makers of that
state vigorously objected, declaring It
injured its business.
Representatives Kahn, Hayes, Need
ham and Knowland of California aiul
Bert Schlessinger appeared before the
board and argued against the former
ruling of the board.
Without leaving their Beats the board,
which was presided over by Secretary
■Wilson, voted to reverse Its former
ruling and not insist on the word
"type" on the label.
ZEIGLER TO GET $100,000
FOR CARE OF MRS. M'VICKER
CHICAGO, April 21.—Dr. h, C. H.
Zeljler, by a. supreme court decision
rendered today, Is entitled to $100,000
from the estate of Mrs. J. 11. McVlcker,
as provided by the contract he held
to render her medical attendance dur
ing her life.
Dr. Kelgler lived up to his part of
the contract for five years, when Mrs.
McVicker died. Her heirs attacked the
contract and won in tho lower courts,
but this decision was reversed by the
Illinois supreme court at Springfield
today. Mrs. McVlcker died in Pasa
dena, Cal., August 24. 1904.
YOUTH WHO KILLED UNCLE
WHILE DRINKING CONVICTEC
IK HILTON, Me.. April 21.—Just .six
hours to the minute after it had re
ceived the case, a jury in the supreme
court early this morning found Charles
R. Friel of Amity, guilty of the mur
der of his uncle, John Friel, of the
The 19-year-old prisoner wept bit
terly when the verdict, which means
life Imprisonment for him, was an
nounced. The. youth shot his uncle
with a borrowed rifle, after a sniffle
that terminated a drinking bout on
the night of November 1.
FRTDAY MORNING, APRIL 22, 1910.
AS FLAMES FROM
OIL TANK SPREAD
Five Hundred Fire Fighters Throw
Up Embankment, But It
Fails as Barrier
LOSS WILL EXCEED $200,000
Traffic Over Santa Fe Tracks at
Richmond Is Blocked by
OAKLAND, April 21.— a late hour
tonight the fire In tho Standard
OH company's petroleum reser
voir at Point Richmond, which had Its
mysterious origin In tho early hours j
of the morning, hud consumed almost .
the entire contents of the huge tanks
and had spread beyond the embank
ment reared by the 600 volunteer fire
fighters In the hope of checking it.
Flames leaped several hundred feet
Into the air and the great shaft of Ore
Illumined the skies lor miles In every
direction. A dense volume of smoke
hung over the bay and was blown
into the foothills like a thick fog.
As tho fire left the Standard's In
closure It traveled rapidly and de
scribed a ieml-clrclar path about half
a mile in width.
The fire has crossed the Santa Fe
tracks, crippling the traffic on that
line. The Southern Pacific tracks are
still open, though the blaze is In close
proximity. Both systems are using
the one track and the few trains on
schedule at late hours are being moved.
Volunteers have been at work slnco
the lire was discovered, the forces be
ng divided into shifts that remain at
the task as long as the intense heat
Will permit them.
It Is estimated by the officials of the
company here that the damage will
amount to $200,000. This is the most
disastrous tire of its kind that has
ever occurred In California. Fully
350,000 barrels of oil in its crude state
were in the reservoir when tho fire
The tank was nu'.k in the ground,
projecting only about five feet above
tho surface, but the progress of the
names was bo great that the fire fight
ers could not gain headway.
It ■will be fully three days before the.
fire exhausts the supply in the tank.
Just how the vast quantity of oil
caught tire no one seems to know, and
tho Standard officials have no theories
to advance as yet. A night v itcliTinn
Is maintained In the vicinity of tho
reservoir who keeps a lookout for any
danger that might threaten the reser
voir or tank on the hills above San
■It Is reported that the watchman
stated that the flames were high In
the air In a moment and he discovered I
no one In the vicinity. It is stated
that such fires sometimes Ignite from
spontaneous combustion, which might ;
have been the case with this lire.
COMPROMISE ENDS SUIT
OVER $500,000 ESTATE
SANTA BAKLARA. April IL A
control of the half million dollar es
strugßle between mother and son for
tate left by the late "Liord" Broome,
was ended today by a compromise,
through Which the widow, Mrs. Fran
ces Broome, who has been admlnlrtra
tor of the estate, accepts a proposition
for an lmmedi&ta distribution.
Tho son, Thornhill Broome. sought
to have his mother deposed from the
administratorship, on the grounds that
she had shown inefficiency when she
lost, the palatial Broome residence, by
her refusal to submit to a $625 street
tax. Mrs. Eroome's other two children,
a son and a daughter, stood by their
mother In the legal struggle. The estate
consists chiefly of extensive ranch
holdings In Santa Barbara and Ven
GROVE L. JOHNSON HITS
EDITOR INSLEY IN FACE
(Special to The Herald.)
SACRAMENTO, April 21.—Grove I-.
Johnson, dean of the California legis
lature and attorney for P. F. Heed,
manager of Racrarnento-RoehdaW> com
pany, now seeking $50,000 for publica
tion of an alleged libelous article in
the Sacramento Union, mado a tistic
attack c|n Edward Insley, managing
editor of the paper, today in Judge
Post's court room, during a recess of
the trial. For a time all attorneys
and principals in the easo were fight
ing a battle royal.
The trouble started when Insley re
fused to apologise to Johnson for re
marking in court last Tuesday that
the venerable barrister's sickness,
which delayed the trial, was probably
faked, Johnson struck Insley in the
face. A newspaper man placed his
hands on the latter, who is past 72
years old, when Reed attacked Insley.
Former Appellate Justice C, K. Mc-
LaughUn and Attorney J, W. 8. But
ter for the Union, mixed into the light,
as well as clerks from law offices. It
was .sometime before Deputy Sheriff
McNamara restored order.
FORTY-SEVEN MINERS DEAD
.BIRMINGHAM. Ala., April 21.— A
bulletin - issued at midnight from the
scene of the accident at Mulga places
the known dead at Jive, with forty-two
miners still -in the workings, all of
wVmin it i< r\rart\o.n\\v rfirtain are dead.
NEWCASTI.K. -N. B. W.. April 31. Tha
crew or the British India Navigation com
pany's steamer ~Satara, which .went ashoro
on the shoal , rocks yesterday, Wai rescued
by the steamer ' Arara anil landed here j to
day, . ■ ... ; ,
Samuel L. Clemens, One of His Residences
and an Extract from His Autobiography
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6 FELONS BREAK
PRISON; 4 CAUGHT
Two Convicts Still at Large and
Guards and Citizens Follow
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., April 21.
Two of the six convicts who escaped
from the federal prison at Fort Leav
enworth today by seizing a switch en
gine and threatening the prison guards
with dummy revolvers made of wood,
are being sought tonight by a pone
of forty armed giiards and scores of
citizens. Four of the convicts were re-
The men who got away, Theodore
Murdock and Frank Grigware, are sup
posed to be in a wooded section known
as Hunn's valley, six miles west of
tho fort. They are said to have one
gun, taken from a sentry, but practi
cally no ammunition. Their capture
Is looked for hourly.
In solitary confinement tonight are
the f<nir who failed to elude the search
which started when the prison siren
announced there had been a jail deliv
ery. These are Thomas Katting, Ar
thur Hewitt, Robert Clark and John
Gideon. Clark and Gideon separated
from the others after the escape and
were, soon captured. Katting and Hew
itt wore caught this afternoon.
The escape of Murrtbek was not no
ticed until the calling of the prison rcll
disclosed his absence. All but Mur
doch are serving life terms. Murdock
wiis sent up from Chicago for counter
When the men made their dash for
liberty they covered Harry Reed, a
guard, with dummy "puns" and fot-ced
him to enter the engine cab with them.
But another guard named Burnett was
in the vicinity. He rushed up and
struck Katting over tho head, causing
a wound from which blood2flowed free
ly. Katting was only stunned and
running after bis confederates he
scrambled into the engine just as it
was getting under way. Tho guard*
lnilde the prison do not carry weap
ons. Katting was employed for five
years as an engineer on the Lake
Shore and he assumed the leadership
when the engine started.
When the' engine had arrived at a
point six miles northwest from the
prison the egineer and lireman were
in.strui ted to "kill" the engine. Then
the desperadoes forced the engine
crew to disrobe and two of the con
victs appropriated their garments .
MINE OWNER'S CHARRED
BODY IS FOUND IN CABIN
C'ENTRAIj CITY. <"<ilo.. .April 21.--
The body of William H. ChlttMlden of
Denver, president and genera] manager
of a mining- company, was found
burnod to a crisp today In the ruins of
a. frame cabin in RUMeli gulch, half a
mile from the Hampton mino. Whether
Chlttenden was a \i«-tim of foul play
cannot be told, .-is the body was con
sumed, rhittenden was to have tes
tlHed today in the trial of a miner
charged with stealing a drill.
REMOVE PIN FROM
'TUMMY' OF BABY
Nevada Parents Rush Offspring
to Los Angeles Hospital.
Operation a Success
Pin, pin, who has the pin"
Little George Moore of Searchlight,
Nev., had the pin, but now it is an
honored relic at the Sisters' hospital,
and thereby hangs a tale.
Little George Moore, the It-months
old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Moore
of Searchlight, Nev., felt like "eating
tacks." In the vernacular of his elders,
but failing to find those articles con
venient picked up the next best—an
open safety pin.
An open safety pin is! not recom
mended as a safe diet even by the most
devoted devotee of breakfast foods, and
when George's mother missed one of the
pins from the clothing of her little son
a frantic search was instituted, but the
pin was safely tucked away in the
anatomy of the young hopeful. Mr.
Moore was hastily summoned, and
again th« house was searched from top
to bottom, but no pin was to be found.
Baby George seemed delighted with
the funny little tickly feeling near his
spinal column, and crowed and laughed
all day, thinking that some unknown
friend was playing with him.
Baby George finally became tired of
being tickled—anyway it didn't seem so
funny to be tickled from the interior
as from the exterior, and so he made
his displeasure known.
The safety pin that had once served
in the clothing of the baby was yet
missing, . and no clew to its where
abouts had been found, so the fond
father and mother decided that baby
must have swallowed it, and took the
next train for Los Angeles.
On arriving in Los Angeles yesterday
morning the baby was rushed to the
Sisters' hospital, where an X-ray
photograph was taken, plainly reveal-
Ing the lost safety pin lodged in the
cartilidge near the vertebrae.
At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon Dr.
James F. Holleran operated on the
baby, performing an extremely delicate
and critical surgical operation, and suc
ceeded in securing the safety pin, which
the baby had swallowed open.
Late last evening the baby was rest
ing easily, and it is confidently ex
pected that he will recover, notwith
standing his penchant for pins and the
hurried trip . made from Nevada. Mr.
and Mrs. Moore are both at the hospi
tal and are anxiously watching their
young son. #
TWO REPORT THEFTS OF
Q. H. Narbonnc. 2428 Juliet street. reported
at police headquarters last night that hin
automobile, known ax "IHs Six," was stolen
from In front of the Clara Barton hospltul.
Bdward Herwick. 123 East Fourth street, re
ported his Chalmers-Detroit automobile was
stolen from In front of Ills residence, but
liit.-r notified p-'li™ headquarler» he had re
covered th« machlns
CrVTTT f 1OI»I • DAILY ON* trains Be.
ft Ijf-Lil V>l/I 11110 • M NDAY Be. ON TRAINS lOob
FEAR RICH MAN IS
VICTIM OF THUGS
Former Real Estate Dealer Living
in Los Angeles in Winter,
CHICAGO. April 21.—Norman P.
CummlngS, 48 years old. a retired real
estate dealer, who owns a million dol
lars' worth "f property here, but re
sides in Los Angeles, Is mysteriously
He had just returned from a business
trip to Detroit and when last seen had
$37,000 in jewelry, $3r.f10 in currency and
other valuables. Mis wife tonight
made frantic appeals to the police.
voicing fear her husband had been
waylaid, robbed and murdered.
Officers made the round of all the
hospitals, but could find no trace of
Since His retirement Cummings and
his wife have spent much lime in
travel, making California winter head
quarters. Ho is a member of tho Chi
cago Athlotic association and retained
a residence hen', which he and his wife
used on brief visits to Chicago.
Police share the fear that someone
saw Cummings display a large amount
of money and jewelry or knew he car
ried it and sought opportunity to strike
him down, the theory being that he
was thrown into a cab and hurried oft
the crowded streets
THREE TRY TO ROB BANK:
ONE WOUNDED BY POSSE
MITCHELL, S. Dm April 21.—About
2 o'clock this morning an unsuccess
ful attempt was made to rob the State
Bank at Kay lor. a small town on the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
road, by three yeggmen.
They wore tired upon by Cashier
George Cartwrlght. One was hit, as
was shown by blood stains on tno out
side of the building. The men stole a
team and started toward Scotland. At
the same tlmo a sheriff's posse started
for Scotland. The posse came upon
the men and opened fire. The (Ire was
returned and the robbers* .started to
run. One fell, however, before he had
gone far. He. proved to be the man
whom the cashier had hit. The other
two succeeded in escaping.
Bloodhounds have been put on the
trail. The captured bandit Is seriously
IDENTIFIED AS BANDITS
(>AKtiAND, April 21. -With the more
positive identification by Engineer
Qeorge Marab. of James Franklin and
Fred H;insen as the two bandits who
held up and robbed the. China-Japan
lust mail train near Benlcla, last. Sat
urday night, Captain of Detectives Pet
erson is confident that ho has the per
petrators of the crime In eiMtody.
Marsh saw 111• - men again tonight and
stated that in every way their features
are similar, j
MARK TWAIN DIES
OUTWORN BY GRIEF
AND ACUTE AGONY
End Comes Painlessly After Sev
eral Hours of Coma; All
DAUGHTER AT HIS BEQSIDE
"Give Me My Glasses," Last
Words of Noted Humorist;
End Comes at 6:30 p. m.
REDDING, Conn., April 21. Samuel
Langhorn Clemens (Mark Twain)
died painlessly at 6:30 tonight of
angina pectoris. Ho lapsed Into coma
at 3 o'clock this afternoon and never
recovered consciousness, It whs tho
and of a man outworn by grief and
acute agony of body.
Yesterday was a bad day for the lit
tie knot of anxious watchers at tlio
bedside. For long hours the gray,
aquiline features lay molded in the In
ertia of death, while the puke sank
steadily, but at night ho passed from
stupor Into tho first natural Bleep lie
had known sinco ho returned from
Bermuda, .mil then he woke refreshed,
even faintly cheerful, and In full pos
session of his faculties. He recognized
his daughter Clara (Mrs. Ossip Ga
brilowitsch), spoke a rational word or
two, and feeling himself unequal to
conversation, wrote out in pencil:
"Give me my glasses."
These were his last words. Laying
them aside, he sank, first into a rev
erie and later into final unconscious
Them was no thought at. the time,
however, that the end was so near.
At 6 o'clock Dr. Robert Halsey, who
had been continuously In attendance,
■Mr. Clemens is not so strong at this
hour as he was at the corresponding:
hour yesterday, but he has wonderful
vitality and ho may rally again."
Albert Bigelow Paine. Mark Twain's
biographer and literary executor. Bald
to a caller who desired to inquire for
••I think you will not havo to call
RELATIVES FAIL TO SEE HIM
Nevertheless, Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
Loomls, who had come up from New-
York to give their love in person, left
Stormfleld, Mr. Clement's house, with
out seeing him and only heard of his
death as they were taking the train
to- New York again. Mrs. Loomis wan
Mr. Clemens 1 favorite niece and Mr.
I.odinls is vice president of tho Lacka
Similarly, Jarvis Langdon, a nephew,
who had run up for tho day, left
At the deathbed 1 were only Mrs. Gab
rllowitsch. her husband. Dr. Robert.
Halsey, Dr. Qulntard, Albert. Rlgelow
Paine, who will write Mark Twain's
biography, and two trained nurses.
Restoratives— digitalis, strychine and
camphor—were administered, but the.
patient failed to respond.
A tank of oxygen still stands, uncalled
for, at Redding station. Oxygen was
tried yesterday and the physicians ox
plained it was of no value, because
the valvular action cf the heart was
so disordered. There was only an ex
treme and increasing debility, accom
panied by labored respiration.
Angina pectoril is a paroxysmal af
fection of the chest, baffling and ob
scure of origin, characterised by severs
pain, faintness and deep depression of
spirit. The pain is severe and of a.
crushing, or stabbing character. Th«
attacks increase in frenquency and
severity with uncertain intermissions,
some times of long duration, to a fatal
SHOWED MUCH DEPRESSION
Mark Twain did not die in anguish.
Sedatives soothed his pain, but in bis
moments of consciousness the mental
depression persisted. On the way up
from Bermuda, he said to Albert Bil
low Paine, who had been his constant
companion in Illness:
"This is a bad job; we'll never pull
through with it."
On shore once more, and longing for
the serenity of the New England hills,
he took heart and said to those « bo
noted his enfeeblement:
"Give mo a breath of Redding air
once more and this will pass."
But it did not pass. and, tired of
body and weary of spirit, the old war
rior against shams and snobs, said fin
ally to his nurse:
"Why do you fight to keep me alive?
Two days of life tat as good to me as
It is to be recalled that Mark Twain
was for more than fifty years an In
veterate smoker and the first conjec
ture of the laymen would be that ho
had weakened his heart by over Indul
gence In tobacco.
Dr. Halsey said tonight ho was un
able to predicate that the angina pec
toris from which Mark Twain died
was in any way a sequel to nicotine
poisoning. Some constitutions, he said,
seem Immune to the effect of tobacco.
This was one of them.
Yet it is a fact that since his illness
began the doctors had cut down Mr.
Clemens' daily allowance of twenty ci
gars, and countless pipes, to four cigars
smoked IV rAMToacm
No privation was a greater sorrow to
him. He tried to smoke on the steam
er while returning from Bermuda and
only gave it up because he was too
feeble to draw on his pipo. On his
death bed, when ho had passed the.
point of speech and it was no longer
certain his Ideas were lucid, he would
make the motion of waving a cigar
and smilingly expel the air from un
der the mustache, still stained with
Where Mark Twain ohose to spend,
his declining years was the first out
post of Methodism in New England and
it was among the hills of Redding that
General Putnam, of • revolutionaryl
fame, mustered his sparse ranks. Put
nam park now encloses the memory
of his camp.
Mark Twain first heard of it at th«
dinner given him on his seventieth
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