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NUMBER 307 XlXlKjlli. U\J 'I'jll LFi PER MONTH
NEW SYSTEM WILL
BE A TIME SAVER,
Baron Natalie of Paris with Mag
nate to See Pay-as-You-
Enter Cars Run Here
MOT TO EXTEND CITY LINES
Pasadena Cars Will Continue to
Come Into City Over
HENRY R. HUNTINGTON re
turned to Los Angeles yesterday
noon after a three months' visit
In the east and at his old home ill
i ii.eonta, N. Y.
I Mr. Huntington Is himself authority
for the statement that he has retired
from active business. Therefore his
trip east wasn't any more ii vacation
trip than is his present visit in the
Air. Huntington hart as his guest
at dinner in the Jonathan club last
night Baron Natalie of Tails, who is
responsible for the fact that Los An
geles soon will have "pay-us-you-enter
. Th.' ban. was with Mr. Huntington
Ilh New York when he saw for the first
time a car of this description.
He didn't like it, and lie said so.
"You'll have to come to it. though,
retorted the baron, ".mil I hope I'll be
there i" see." .
Mr. Huntington did '■com., to It," and
the baron is here to see. The first of
the pay-efts-you-onter cars will make Its
appearance about the middle of next
month. Tin' work of transforming tin.
old cars has proved "somewhat (lower
than had been .expected and It will be
more tharra year before the new ears
are' ready for the entire system. ■>
"Practically all of the Now York
lines are using the-.- ears," laid Mr.
Huntington, "and though you wouldn t
think so at first, they really are great
time savers. Passengers can alight
from either end, but can enter only
at the rear end. The rear platform
will be much larger than at present and
the entry way will be divided by a rail,
affording one passage for exit purposes
and another for entrance. Thus there
is no crowding and the car Moth takes
on and discharges passengers at the
same time, Perhaps that seems a
small advantage, but It is not. it will
shorten our running time in the bus
iness district amazingly." -»:
"Bo far as 1 know th»re will be no
extensions of any of our lines. No
man can afford to build a railroad with
only a twenty-one year franchise, and
that Is the longest franchise anyone can
secure In Los Angeles under present
charter restrictions. I know there has
been talk about a subway, but trafflo
Isn't heavy enough for that yet.
"We are Increasing our track facili
ties between here and Pasadena, but
the cars will continue to come Into the
station on Main street. There's no
other way out of it. We'd like to build,
but the city will not let us.
"About all night carat You have
them now, haven't you? No? Well, you
see, I've retired and I didn't know.
You'll have t.i see the general mana
ger about that."
Mr. Huntington expects to be here
two or three months. Then he prob
ably will go east again.
TO POO-BAHS OF PARTY
With Curry, Ellery and Stanton in
the city the Mm* day Republicans were
kept busy until lute last night declar
ing affiliations and renewing pledges
made to one of the three.
Curry arrived In Lot Angeles after
a trip through the Ban Bernardino dis
trict and the citrus belt. Ellery has
been here for some. days and Stanton
has been In and out of the city,
A conference of Republican! last
night was attended by Curry, who is
credited with hoping to wean away
miii of Stanton's adherents.
Regarding the proposed conference to
be held In Bos Angeles to decide which
of the three shall oppose Johnson at
the primaries, Curry did not appear en
thusiastic. He claims he has sufficient
support to* warrant him in proceeding
with the campaign, irrespective of what
the others do.
RALLY TO FLAGS, 'BOYS'!
OSLERIZATION LOSES OUT
A bas Oslerizatlon. ;
Restricting the ago of flagmen to 50
years is not considered necessary by
the legislation committee and after
carefully considering several recom
mendations of the board of public util-
itles the committee will recommend" to
the council today that the city attorney
be inducted to prepare an ordinance
regulating street railways, but elim
inating I the suggestion that an age
limit of 50 years be fixed for flagmen.
The recommendations that are to be
embodied 111 an ordinance are that the
street cars conform to the same speed
regulations that other vehicles must
follow, not exceeding twelve miles an
hour in the congested district nor
twenty miles in other parts of the city.
Flagmen are to be required at sev
eral stations and they must pass the
game physical examination that other
employes of the operative department
are required to take, but no limit is
placed on their ages. ■; ■ 7
PLAYWRIGHT'S FATHER DEAD
ST. LOUIS, April 25.—Dr. Ellhu B.
Thomas, 83 years old, father of Au
gustus Thomas, the playwright, died
here today. _^_^ .
ROSEBURG, Ore.,, April 25.—Binger
Hermann's • condition tgdav showed
LOS ANGELES HERALD
For T,os Angeles and vicinity Fair Tues
day; light, north wind, changing to south.
Maximum temperature yesterday, 7*l de
grees. Minimum 1 temperature, SI decrees.
Doctor Anils hit $f»') Milt on ft pawnshop
dummy and causes arrest of cleaner with
whom he left Karrnents. PAGE I
Hiiiiin Km holds annual housecleanlng; hun
dreds bid blindly on trunks and pack-
Nwes. PAOB I
Twin brothers tnke out marriage licenses,
but x<u>- says he is 33 and tho other gives
his ago ag IS. , PAC IIS 8
Dert Farmer, census supervisor, plans dras
tic action against those who refuse Infor
mation to census enumerators. PAOE 3
Good man wanted tot superintendent; ap
ply park commission. PAGE 8
Curry, Ellery and Stanton, all Republican
aspirants for tho governorship, pass day
in Los Angeles. page 1
Polio* commission dismisses Jailer Story,
sends two prison keepers to suburbs and
reprlmanels two officers for neglect of
, wounded prisoner. PAGE 1
Woman Is sworn in as deputy district at
torney. PAOB 1
Agnes M. Hendricks sues actress l«aura
Bigger to collect Judgment of $60,679 for
allantatlon of husband's affections. PAGE 1
Illinois eflocjaty 'wants big crowd at picnic;
Buckcrs Invited to work bard, PAGE 8
Charges against member of highway com
■ton of mismanaging, public funds is
(lied with board of supervisors, despite
heated protest of Supervisor Eldrldge.
t . , PAOB »
Democrats of county sit up and take notice
of bright prospects of victory. PAGE 9
Minister defends football In stirring speech.
Grand Jury to probe case of Gerald Mulr.
Chinese who "discovered" Santa BarLiini
on San Francisco bay Is ordered deported.
Hoard of public works obeys council and
.asks bide for removing rubbish. PAGE 3
Slayer of wife tries to cud his own life in
Jail cell. PACK 1
Paik board lays plan toNllscharge a sus
pended man from a Job thai doesn't exist.
Friends of dead nurse claim that Jewelry
she had when ambulance took her to
county hospital is missing. PAGE 3
News of waterfront. PAGE 7
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Editorial, Letter Box. PAGE M
Mania*?.* licenses, birth, deaths. PAGE M
Clubs, music. PAGE 10
News of the courts. PAGE 8
Municipal alTalrs. PAGE 8
Markets and financial. ' PAGE 1]
Mines and oil fields. PAGE 13
City brevities. PAGE 11
Some men, some women. PAGE 11
In hotel corridors. PAGE 11
Sports. PAOB 8
Automobiles. * PAGE) 7
Classified advertising. PAOE3 14-15
Theaters. PAGE I
Society. PAGE 5
Europe regards America as a nation of
braggarts, declares Dr. Benjamin Ids
Wheeler, .president of University of "Cali
fornia. • .,'. PAOB » I
Old Fellows will commemorate founding of
order at Long Beach today. PAGE 14
Pasadena glrln energetic boosters for school
bond Issue. PAGE 14 j
San Bernardino voters decide to retain
saloons. ' PAGE 1
Florist sues' clergyman for value of fruit
tries; latter will bring counter action.
Governor Hughes accept place on United
Btates supremo court tench tendered by
President Taft. I'Adi: 1
Margaret Swope testifies against Dr. B. .'.
Hyde, accused of murdering Colonel
■trope, and battle of sister against sis
ter begins. PAOB 1
Five convicts In Colorado penitentiary make
break for freedom; two are shot dead, two
wounded and guard injured. PAGE 1
Telegraph operator wounded at out-of-way
station wires for aid and special tram
rescues him. • PAGE 1 j
Snow and sleet fall In middle west and
southern states; freezing temperatures do
lmmeiue damage; cotton crop ln southern
states almost ruined. PAGE 2 <
Secret service agents say o"eerffe Coleman,
known as "Easy Mark from Cambridge,"
was victim of same men who robbed Wil
liam F. Walker. PAGE 2
United States circuit court dismisses seven
of fourteen counts In ono Indictment of F.
Augustus Ilelnse. PAGE 2 j
Only one of Germany's three aerial
cruisers returns to Cologne; Zeppelin II
Is wrecked at Wellburg. PAGE 3
Prominent aviators will compete in 35(1.0(10
English Derby. !j^2?_B
CONVICTS SLAIN IN
DASH FOR LIBERTY
CANON CITY, Colo., April Two |
convicts were killed and two others
and a guard were wounded in a des
perate attempt of prisoners to escape
from the state penitentiary here to
The dead are Harry Brophy and An
The wounded are John Bradley, W. J.
Williams, Cell House Keeper Emery.
When Emery threw open the lever of
the cell house to admit the prison or
chestra at 8:30 tonight Brophy, who
had filed a key to his cell, Jumped into
the corridor, drew a ; revolver he had
concealed in his blankets and shot
Emery in the leg, disabling him.
Brophy then unlocked the cells of
Johnson, Bradley, Williams and John
Miller with his Improvised key.
' They then broke out one of the bars
of a window that had been sawed
nearly through and, using Emery's
body as a shield, Brophy and Williams
forced their way into the prison yard.
They were seen and challenged by a
guard on the walls. Brophy fired and
the guard returned the fire, shooting
Brophy through the head. Johnson at
tempted to follow Williams and Brophy
through the window and was shot and !
killed by another guard.
Williams in the meantime had J
reached the shelter of the walls and
was lighting the fuse attached to five
sticks of dynamite which he had placed
against the wall when he was seen by
Warden Tynan, who shot him in the
Warden Tynan and Guard Russell |
then rushed to the cell house, .where
they found Bradley hiding In an empty
cell with a, bullet wound in the ab
domen. Miller was found unhurt in
the cell house and locked up.
TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 26, 1910.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF
EMPIRE STATE WILL
«li_ 7__*" i
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
GOV. HUGHES HOPS
ON TO BIG BENCH
Welcomes Chance to Become As
sociate Justice of U. S.
WASHINGTON, April 25.—President
Taft late today received from Governor
Charles E. Hughes of New York a let
ter accepting a tendered appointment
as an associate Justice of the supreme
court of the United States. «, . ..
[Five minutes after the letter was
handed to the president the nomination
of Governor Hughes was on Its way to
the senate. That body had adjourned
for tho day, however, when the papers
reached the capltol, so the senate will
not hear officially of the designation of
Governor Hughes to succeed the late
David J. Brewer until tomorrow..
While it is expected Governor Hughes
will be confirmed with little or no de
lay. It Is understood here ho will re
main as the chief executive of New
York until October and will not take
Hi. oath of his new office until the fall
term of court opens, the second Mon
day in that month. That recent dis
closures regarding corruption and graft
in the New York legislature filled Gov
ernor Hughes with disgust and indig
nation made him welcome an oppor
tunity to sever relations with Repub
lican politicians In New York is ad
There has been much speculation ever
since it was flrst Intimated Governor
Hughes would be tendered a place on
tin supreme bench as to whether his
appointment would take him out of the
fall campaign In New York, where Re
publican leaders say he is very sorely
President Taft would not discuss this
phase of the case today. He has been
anxious to secure the best man he
could for • the supreme court vacancy,
and he feels he has done so. He was
much elated over Governor Hughes' ac
ceptance and tonight said:
"I am very much delighted to secure
Governor Hugh* for the bench. He
Is a man of wide experience and
marked ability and It is a mighty val
uable thing to have on the great bench
of the supreme court a man of af
fairs. Governor Hughes is 48 years old,
I think, and even If he should retire
at 70 he would have twenty-two years
of solid usefulness on the bench."
The news of the appointment and ac
ceptance of Governor Hughes reached
the Justices of the court Just as they
were adjourning for the day. All were
surprised and pleased.
"I am delighted," said Chief Justice
"A line appointment," said Justice
Harlan. , . V
"I am delighted to hear it," declared
Justice White. ...
"Governor Hughes is a man of high
character and great ability," was Jus
tice McKenna's comment.
Justice Lurton , smiled; no longer
would he be the newest member of the
Members of the New York congres
sional delegation received with satis
faction the news of the appointment.
Speaker Cannon declined to comment
on tho appointment, but Representa
tive Champ Clark said:
"It Is a good appointment. Gover
nor Hughes is a strong man."
GOV. HUGHES 0. K.? NO, SIR!
EXCLAIMS WILLIAM J. BRYAN
. LINCOLN, Neb., April Comment
ing tonight on the appointment of Gov
ernor Hughes of New York to the
United States supreme court bench, W.
J. Bryan declared that while Governor
Hughes IS believed by many people to
be a reformer, his record does not bear
OUt this view.
Bryan says tnat Governor Hughes
vetoed the bill for the reduction of
railroad fares in New York; that he is
a close personal friend of Rockefeller;
that trusts have contributed largely
to his campaign expenses; that he be
gan opposing the Income tax after
Rockefeller had expressed his opposi
tion to it and that he is friendly to
large 'corporate interests. Summing up.
Bryan says that while Hughes exempH
fles the individual virtues and demands
honesty in public service, be shows no
Indignation at the larger forms of le
TO JAILER STORY
BY POLICE BOARD
Turnkeys Who Gave No Care to
Wounded Prisoners Made
to Walk the Plank
TWO KEEPERS ARE REDUCED
Commission, Incensed, Severely
Reprimands Cell Guards for
TO the great astonishment of some
of them members of tho police
department learned last night
that the prisoners they arrest and
throw ln jail are human beings and
should be treated as such. This new
idea was flung out by Mayor Alex
ander, and to Impress it on their mem
ories Jailer C. K. Story was summarily
dismissed from the police force. "It
was for tho good of the service," said
Commissioner Wellborn, and the offi
cial added that he meant this in more
ways than that Story had been neglect
ful ln his duty toward one Mexican
prisoner who needed medical attention
and did not get it.
As a further mark of its disapproval
of tho way prisoners h^re been handled
ln the Jail the commission ordered
Jailer E. N. Sanders assigned to walk
a beat and Jailer Albert Boaz to re
port to the chief to be assigned to
some other duty.
Lieutenant Haupt and Sergeant Me-
Clure were censured because they did
not "butt In" and look out for the In
jured prisoner at a time when the com
mission thinks they should, and an
other new Idea that the mayor pro
nounced with much force was that
officers should "butt in" when it Is
their plain duty to do so.
The trouble that brought about these
changes ln the police department start
ed when Antonio Madero, a Mexican,
was arrested by Policeman J. B.
Owens at Hollywood. The Mexican had
been in a flght and Owens showed
him ln his bloody condition to Lieu
tenant Haupt and told the lieutenant
the man needed medical attention. The
lieutenant told him to report the mat
ter to Sergeant MeClure. Owens did
so and MeClure told him to report it
to the Jailor. Both Story and Sanders
were In the Jail at the time and both
saw tne condition of the Mexican. It
was evident medical attention was
needed and It did not require that
Owens tell them, although he did so.
Story had the keys of the Jail and
was considered the jailer on duty at
the time. The rules require that the
jailer must see 'that a prisoner has
medical attention. The only defense
Story made was that he did not hear
Owens say anything about the matter
and concluded the prisoner had Just
come from the receiving hospital.
SHE LIKES DYNAMITE,
BUT OH, YOU LEG O' LAMB
See What Happened to the Land
lady and Her Hungry
NEW YORK. April 25.—When Mrs.
Elizabeth Jones, who keeps a boarding
house at No. 1467 Broadway. Brooklyn,
told her paying guests that there would
be a leg of lamb with mint sauce for
dinner Sunday they were pleased. It
'happens that Mrs. Jones' boarding
house is one of those rare establish
ments in which the boarders' tastes
agree. The five boarders . said they
could hardly wait for Sunday, to come,
so anxious were they to partake of the
Seated at the table with anticipatory
smiles lighting up their visages the
boarders saw the lamb carried ln Sun
day night. It was flanked by new po
tatoes, new asparagus and other suD
sldlary dishes and it looked very tempt
ingvery tempting, Indeed.
Mrs. Jones lifted a knife daintily and
prepared to apportion the delicacy
among the hungry boarders. As she
held the knife over the lamb the lamb
exploded—blew up like a Black Hand I
bomb. One of the flying fragments hit |
the new white waistcoat one of the |
boarders wore for the first time. A j
cross section landed on a new spring
gown. The rest of lt went all over
the place. There was no salvage and
Mrs. Jones was distressed beyond ex
She caused the arrest of David Kahn,
a butcher of No. 1427 Broadway, from
whom she bought the lamb. She told
Magistrate Harris Kahn had given her !
the money back and she had given him
the wreckage of the lamb. < Magistrate j
Harris, who does i not think explosive
legs of lamb should be sold, held the
butcher In $500 ball for hearing.
Poor Mrs. Jones says she has had ex
perience with dynamite. Isn't afraid of
it and never was, but in the parlance
of the street the "leg o' lamb effectual
ly got her goat."
— « » » 1—
SUES LAURA BIGGAR
TO COLLECT HEART BALM
Agnes M. Hendricks of New York,
who recently figured In the public eye
as plaintiff in a suit against Laura
Biggar, the actress, for the alienation
of,her husband's effections and who se
cured a judgment against the actress
for $50,679, filed suit in the superior
court yesterday on a complaint on
judgment, alleging the amount never
had been paid.
The judgment awarding the plaintiff
the damages was sustained by the su
preme court of New York state, and
she proposes to force the I once well
known actress to pay the amount.
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MRS. CLARA SHORTRIDGE FOLTZ
SAN BERNARDINO VOTERS
BOYCOTT WATER WAGON
Saloonists Celebrate Victory by
Closing Up Shops—Business
Men Win Fight
SAN BERNARDINO. April 25.—The
"wets" of San Bernardino won a sweep
ing victory today when by a majority
of 465 votes the city cast Its lot against
prohibition and defeated the proposed
ordinance that would have closed the
Each of the five wards of the city re
turned a majority for the "wets." The
total majority exceeded by 150 votes the
estimate of the saloon men's campaign
ers. Out of the 2506 votes, the largest
number ever polled in an election in the
city, 1464 were cast for the "wets" and
999 for the "drys."
Not even after the polls closed at 6
o'clock did the "drys" concede defeat.
The "wets" at that hour claimed vic
tory by a majority of about 800, conced
ing twO of the largest wards In the city
slightly dry. In the supposed strong
holds of the prohibitionists the vote
went against them. ' '
San Bernardino now remains the only
"wet" city for a radius of many miles.
Almost as a unit the business men of
the city stood for the continuation of
the present policy of licensing saloons,
and without a doubt it was their in
fluence that won the fight for the liquor
Interests. Their views were given to
the public in published interviews. The
eighteen saloons of the city tonight, in
stead of joyously celebrating the vic
tory, are discreetly remaining closed.
The detailed vote Is: First-ward, 172
wet, 71 dry; Second, 247 wet/198 dry;
Third, 367 wet, 160 dry; Fourth, 278
wet, 243 dry; Fifth, 400 wet, 327 dry.
SLAYER OF WIFE TRIES
TO END HIS OWN LIFE
In a desperate fight with Patrolman
Craig, In the upper tank of the city
Jail early yesterday morning, Ernest
Wirth, who stamped out his wife's
brains Friday in the Travers house,
Fifth and Crocker streets, was over
come and prevented from carrying out
a carefully planned plot to end his
After his arrest Wirth boasted he
would end his life in the jail. For this
reason a patrolman has been in con
stant watch before his cell night and
day. His feet have been chained to his
bed and his hands bound in cuffs.
Wirth had been feigning Illness and
receiving medical attention from the
police surgeons. On the pretext that
he wished to go to the tcilet room his
leg Irons and cuffs were removed. Ac
companied by Patrolman Craig he
started along the hallway, apparently
In a weakened condition. '■"'7">'-
With a sudden spring ho jumped from
Craig and sprang to the top of the
toilet room. Then he dived head first,
Intending to dash out his brains on
the concrete floor.
atrolman Craig caught the man be
fore he struck the floor. A fierce fight
followed, and the scuffle attracted the
attention of Jailor Boaz. It was with
difficulty that Wirth was overcome by
the two men, led back to his cell and
securely bound. As a result of his at
tempts to end his life, and as three
patrolmen were detailed to guard the
prisoner, his preliminary hearing, orig
inally set for Thursday, was changed
to 11 o'clock this morning. . l . ,'-.
IT'S TRUE! DENVER COPS
OVERLOOK EASY MONEY
DENVER, April 25.—More than a
thousand dollars' worth of jewelry re
mained unnoticed in a patrol box in
the heart of Denver from Saturday un
tlll today, although the box: is visited
forty times dally by patrolmen. The
police believe the loot was hidden by
a man arrested Saturday and held at
the patrol box waiting for the wagon.
CrYplll r!OPTTT!S'' daily 2e. ON TRAINS Be.
Qli> \JI 1 Jill \jKJLIIIikS. SUNDAY Be. ON TRAINS 10c
MRS. FOLTZ SWORN IN
BY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
First of Her Sex to Be So Hon
ored—Her Career Re
Los Angeles has a woman deputy
district attorney, and her name is Clara I
Shortrldge Foltz. The honor of being
the first of her sex in California to be
1 numbered among public prosecutors
was conferred on Mrs. Foltz yesterday
morning when she appeared in the su
pervisors' room accompanied by Dis
trict Attorney John D. Fredericks, and
took the oath of office.
Well may the brigands of the Cala
basas hills retreat within their lairs,
for .Mrs. Foltz. besides- being a lawyer
of recognized acumen, is an orator of
no mean ability and once convinced a
Jury of twelve males that a woman had
a perfect right to go through her hus
band's pockets and confiscate the
Consider the really great women of
history. From the doughty Elizabeth
of' England, whose navies scoured the
seas In all quarters of the globe, whose
firm hand maintained her kingdom in
tact against the attempted Inroads of
the war lords of Europe, back to the
amorous Cleopatra, who played Jokes
on her Roman lovers while.she ruled
with a strong hand her millions of
Egyptian serfs, there hardly appears
a woman recognized as great whose
crowning glory was not a shock of
auburn hair. , '■'",'
And such is the crown under which
walks Clara Shortrldge Foltz, attorney,
apostle forensic of woman's rights, Idol
of the club women of Los Angeles,
member of the bar of California and of
New York, the first woman lawyer ln
the United States to receive such rec
ognition of ability.
IS DISTINGUISHED WOMAN
But Mrs. Foltz Is distinguished far
moro by her warm-hearted and genial
personality, her dee-lighted smile and
her enthusiastic ambition to remove
the discriminations practiced against
her sex than she is by the hair into
which she sticks her hatpins. It was
merely mentioned because, finding it
Impossible to choose which of her
many estimable qualities to present
first, lt was convenient to begin at
Thrown on her own resources by the
death of her husband, with two small
daughters to support, Mrs. Foltz com
menced the study of law, undeterred
by the fact that women were not al
lowed to practice before the California
courts, and by her own efforts induced
the legislature to amend the consti
tution of the state. Later she was suc
cessful, through the courts, in forcing
the Hastings College of Law In San
Francisco to accept woman students,
and was herself the first student.
Later she was admitted to practice in
the courts of New York and has been
the subject of innumerable stories In
newspapers in all parts of the United
States in connection with the revision
of laws pertaining to the rights of
"It has been the one great ambition
of my life." said Mr. Foltz yesterday,
"to make the arrival of justice more
certain for more persons who come un
der the displeasure of the powers that
be through fortuitous circumstances,
and my one hobby has been the estab
lishment of public defenders, to assist
the state's attorneys in securing jus
tice for supposed criminals.
"While many persons regard the dis
trict attorney's office as an Institution
bound to furnish a culprit for every
crime committed in their jurisdiction,
I feel that no conscientious and able
attorney who carefully Investigated
the cases which he prosecutes could be
a party to the prosecution of an inno
cent person, and I regard the position
which has been conferred upon me as
a high honor indeed."
Mrs. Foltz, who is a member of the
state board of charities and correc
tions, will be a delegate to the national
conference of charities and corrections
to be held in St. Louis on May 18, 19
and 20, and probably will not appear
In court in her official capacity before
her return on May 25. As her duties
in her new position will Involve only
cases concerning women and children,
Mrs. Foltz will retain her present of
fice and will continue her civil practice.
WITH LIFE OF DR.
HYDE AS STAKE
Margaret Swope, Scarcely Con
valescent, Testifies as Mrs.
Hyde Aids Defense
GENTRY TAKES OWN MEDICINE
Druggist Who Made the Tonic for
Col. Swope Tries to Show
It is Harmless
KANSAS CITY, April 25.—Sister bat
tled against sister in the Hyde
murder trial hero today. From
the witness stand Miss Margaret Swope,
whom it is charged ln three counts of
an Indictment Dr. B. C. Hyde attempt
ed to poison, testified for the state. Sha
told a straightforward though some
what stilted story of her illness and of
the typhoid epidemic in the Swope
Behind Dr. Hyde's attorneys sat Miss
Swope's slater, Mrs. Hyde, directing
the light on her sister's testimony. At
torneys frequently consulted her dur
ing the cross examination of the girl.
Seated where she.could look directly
Into the eyes of tho witness Mrs. Lo
gan O. Swope sat and watched the duel
of witnesses. Her sympathy was with
the younger girl—the mother's witness
against a disliked son-in-law. But, al
though her sympathy was not with her
older daughter, Mrs. Swope noticed
Mrs. Hyde's every action.
One moment Mrs. Swope would smile
encouragingly on her younger daughter
and then she would gaze steadily at
Mrs. Hyde, her face set with an expres
sion of grim determination.
It seemed almost certain when Mar
garet Swope walked down the aisle of
the courtroom today to take the wit
ness chair she was going to stop and
recognize Mrs. Hyde. She walked
within a few feet of Mrs. Hyde, fal
tered slightly, peered anxiously at her,
and passed on. Mrs. Hyde apparent
ly did not see her little sister falter
The spectators did, however, and there
was a busy craning of necks to get a
good look at the two when they saw
each other for the flrst time in months.
STILL WEAK FKOM ILLNESS
Testifying was an uphill battle for
Miss Swope, who is still weak from
the effects of typhoid. Her nerves are
unstrung. The rapid fire questioning of
the attorneys disconcerted her at times,
but her testimony in the main was un
shaken on cross examination. The best
feature of the day was her story about
how Dr. Hyde came to her room while
the lights were burning low one night
and In the semi-darkness gave her a
hypodermic. The physician walked
Into the room, announced he would
give a hypodermic, rolled up her sleeve.
Inserted the needle and left, she said.
Dr. Twyman was in charge of the case
at the time.
The state contends the injection was
of pus germs and not camphorated oil,
as Dr. Hyde claimed.
When court convened the cross ex
amination of Miss Houlihan, one of
the nurses called to the Swope home,
as resumed. The defense secured sev
eral admissions of considerable Import
ance. Miss Houlihan admitted that
she had been reprimanded by Dr.
Hyde for failure to give Margaret
Swope her medicine at the right time.
She admitted, also, that Chrlsman
Swope suffered from hallucinations
during his illness. She told of giving
Chrlsman Swope a capsule on the or
der of Dr. Hyde and testified that a
convulsion followed. An attempt was
made to show that Miss Houlihan dis
liked Dr. Hyde and had quarreled with
him, but this the witness denied.
Miss Margaret Swope took the wit
ness stand at 11:45 o'clock. She is 21
years old. Dr. Hyde and his wife
leaned forward eagerly and listened In
tently to her testimony.
"It was almost dark ln the room,"
she said in a low and faltering, voice.
"My nurse was away. Dr. Hyde came
Into my room and, coming to my bed
side, quid he was going to give me a
hypodermic. He took my arm and
rolled up my sleeve. I drew away aa
soon as "the needle entered my arm.
Ho gave me an Injection and then left
CONVULSION FOLLOWS OAPSULB
On the morning of December 18, the
day upon which Dr. Hyde Is accused
In an Indictment of having poisoned
Miss Swope with strychnine, she was
feeling strong and much better, she
said. ■ ■;• ■
"Hyde came to my room and looked
over my medicine," she continued. "A
little later Miss Houlihan gave me a
capsule. My convulsion followed."
Shortly after Miss Swope'B convul
sion, the trouble arose which led to
Dr. Hyde's being banished from the
"How did you progress after this
day?" she was asked.
"I Improved rapidly," she replied.
"Did you ever hear Dr. Hyde say any
thing aoout your uncle, Thomas
Swope's, chances for getting well?" •
"Yes; on the day he died I heard Dr.
Hyde say he never would get well."
Taking up the subject of Jordan, the
herb man, Mr. Brewster for the de
fense, brought out that the "yard"
remedies were almost constantly in the
Mr. Brewster tried to learn from the
witness just when Chrlsman Swope
took the last of Jordan's remedies. She
said she could not remember.
Reverting to Dr. Hyde taking distill
ed water to the Swope house, Mr.
Brewster asked the witness if she re
called the physician suggesting that
all of the family should not use the
water from the cistern. She said she
did not. Mr. Brewster then read from
the grand jury notes, showing she had
Miss Elizabeth Gordon, a nurse, fol
lowed Miss Swope on the stand. Miss
Gordon was summoned to the Swope
home on December 4 by Dr. Hyde. He
told her, she testlfed, that there was
sickness In the house which appeared
to be typhoid epidemic and he did
not know but It had Its origin in a
cistern on the property. Chrlsman and
Margaret Swope and Miss Nora Bell
Dickson, a seamstress, were ill at that
time. None of them appeared to be ln
a serious condition, said Miss Gor