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WHERE HELLO GIRLS ARE
DAINTY CHINESE MAIDS."
SEE STRIKING PICTURES IN
THE SUNDAY CALL
VOLUME CVIL— NO. 143.
BURNT HAND
EXPOSES
ROBBER
Engineer of Mail Train Discov=
ers Sign That One Suspect
Handled Throttle
FLAMES SCORCH HAIR OF
GLOVELESS OPERATOR
Streetcar Crew Identifies Pris»
oners as Men Who Took
Early Morning Rides
CLEWS CONNECT PRISONERS
WITH GANG AT MARTINEZ
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND. April 21.— Fred Han
yon and James Franklin, the
suspects held in the city jail, will
l>e tried for the robbery of the China
.Japan mail train, for they were posi
tively identified this afternoon by
George Marsh, the engineer who was
compelled to relinquish his throttle to
the banuits last Sunday morning.
Mars'i and Captain Petersen discov
ered today that hair on Franklin's hand
has been singed, which is precisely
«vhat would occur to any man who
ran a train without wearing a glove.
Franklin is the suspected taller bandit
who supplanted Marsh at the throttle.
]{o refused to explain how he burned
his hand.
Engineer Recognizes Voice
Marsli saw the prisoners for the sec
ond time today. He studied their fea
tures and ttlieir voices and noted that
«rhcn Hanson saw the engineer Ire
I'lam hed and sot nervous. Marsh told
Captain Peu-rsen:
""1 am ready to testify that to the
best of my- knowledge and belief those
are the robbers. I know Hanson by
his eyes and Franklin by his gait, his
voice and his mannerisms."
The engineer's conviction that the
i.nnrjit w«*re in -jaW-.^KKild not be
•*- .tiken. He advanced reasons' to sub
>tantiate his identification, and to a
t.'al! correspondent he said:
"You may say for me- that Hanson
and Franklin arc undoubtedly the men
who climbed from the tender of the
train into the engine cab and who car
ried away mailsaoks from the train.
Shorter Bandit Peculiar
"I intend to see the men again to
morrow with masks on their faces, but
that •will be only to strengthen my
; position.
'•: "It would not be possible, I believe,
' to find two m<"J who \u25a0would tally more
closely with the bandits* descriptions
than do these two. Hanson has pecu
•'-. Tsarities which the shorter of the two
• : ; -bandits had.
' 'When we were hrld up the shorter
bandit Fat on the sandbox In front of
•the furnace. Through the furnace door
' : was the glow of the fire on his face,
and I studied him.
"He had a slow moving eye, a very
light eye, and the bridge of his nose
was peculiarly formed. As I gazed at
Hanson today to note these points I
became certain that he was the shorter
robber.
'• Odd Gait of Taller Robber
I did not have the opportunity to
?tudy the taller robber, who ran the
-.\u25a0 engine, but Franklin has the odd gait
of that bandit, and he has the same
voi^e. which Is often low but is gruff
when raised. The taller bandit shouted
«h*» commands to the mail clerks in the
tax. and I am prepared to say Franklin
. . wu he."
Kvidence against the prisoners is
coming to light bo rapidly that Frank
lin and Hanson will have much to
explain when the police and postoffice
inspectors begin the "third degree."
* Herbert J. Black, the mail clerk in
<harge of the car that was robbed,
identified Franklin* today as the taller
bandit.
Mail Clerk Is Confident
\u25a0T!ie taller robber," said Black, after
feeing the prisoners for the first time
this afternoon, "was just such a man
as is Franklin. His stature was the
\u25a0 paine, his walk and his voice. I believe
he was one of the train robbers."
• The alibi which Hanson and Frank
lin bought to establish was shattered
• this morning. Captain Petersen ' re-
: c«Jved Information that the EUspecU
were making daily trips through Berke
• ley into Contra Costa county over
\u25a0' roundabout routes at the time they said
they were in Sacramento and Stock
ton. The crew of a College avenue car
called at the city jail and identified
f Franklin and Hanson as men who were
for several days passengers on the first
College avenue ear and rode to Ash by
\u25a0 avenue, neir> the Claremont hotel.
\u25a0 transferred to that linn and went west.
Route Taken by Suspects-
The Aehby avenue car connects with
fbe San Pablo avenue line, and Captain
T(l ' t( ,'rKn believes that the suspects
=y «r«r« then reconnoltering for their rob
>•- b *ry In his opinion the bandits rode
\u25a0. into Contra Costa county by the San
I pßbiop ßb io avenue line and proceeded from
" Richmond to Martinez, there to meet
4 Omm tlMued •" P««« &• Column 5
The San Francisco Call.
Have You Been Counted
By the Census Man ?
If not, or if you have anp
doubt, fill out this coupon and
mail it to G. D. Baldwin, super-
visor of census, 507 Chronicle
building, phone Sutler 551.
On April 15. 10 10. I wax livinc .
nt nddre** siiVn l»olo«, hut to
Ihe he«t of my Wiiimlodgr I have
not hrrn enumerated thrro or
anywhere else.
Name
Street and Ao
Llty
INDEX OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S
NEWS TODAY
TELEPHONE KEARXY 86
FRIDAY, APRIL. .22, 1910
EDITORIAL
Tbe sacred pork barrel in danper. Page 6
The complication of city charters. Page 6
Here"s a now "learned profession." Page 6
Lvxjse methods of immigration bureau. Page 6
Hearst making funny political motion?. Page 6
CITY
Immigration ("Yiiutnissioner Hart North de
nounced by laboritcs. Pace 10
Y. M. C. A. furnishins fund still fJ2.no;; less
tb«u amount required. Page l«J
New rtnderloin district is cut down at re
quest of proj*;rty owners. Page 5
Three thousand Knicuts Templar assemble for '
fifty-see«'nd conference. Pace .:
Cruiser San <;abriel, fir^t Portuguese warship
to vi.sit bay, is in harbor. Pace 16
Former h«>tne of Kclforn, suspeytcU of acid !
throwing, found in Alameda. Page :» '
All cburrhes iv th<? city will alii in fight [
against dreaded tuberculosis. Pace 7
Augry Sicilian avenges discharge by former |
employer with shots from revolver. Pace 7 '
San Francisco registers a pain of Cl.O ptt
cent in bank clearings for the week. Pageo
Mrtbopolltan bride to be t?pums Kivrr after
be had paid her passage from Italy. Pace 10
C«r«ner's jury recommends, investigation of
Ebootins of military prisouer Collins. I*ueo H!
Flonzaley quartet will appear at Novelty
tbeatrr with entire change <>f program Pac* .1
Twf-uty-third infantry, which arrives from
Philippine*, is promptly tent to eastern reser
vations. Page 5
SUBURBAN
Bf-v. G^nrjrc G. Eldredyeto deliver baccalaureate
sermon at university. Page O
State university students to appear in "Nero,"
a drama of early Rome. Pace 9
Grandparents and father of baby start legal
fight for child's custody. Pajce J
Principals of school to discuss needs of depart
ment with superintendent. 'PageO
Collegians an<l university faculty men are
elected to Fiientific society. Page 8
Iturnt hair on hands of Oakland prisoner cod
npets him with train robbery. I'njj*" 1
Students decide that total cost of Blue and
Gold must not exceed $5,000. Page 8
COAST
Steam roller runs down and kills boy who
rode up behind it on velocipede, l'age 2
Dr. Shield., In address, tells of many cures
through the "Emanuel movement." Page 1
EASTERN
Federal law dogs are temporarily called off
scent in cotton pool cases. Page 7
Mark Twain dies of a broken heart, due to the
tragic lo.»s of. his daughter. Page 1
California •wine growers win fight for removal
of word "type" from label. Pace 3
Captain E. A. Macklin. Twenty-fifth infantry,
U. S. A., ordered to his home for retirement lv
August. Page 5
State's evidence in trial of Pr. Hyde for
Swope's murder reaches hands of" de
def euse. Page 3
FOREIGN
$000,000 "worth of jewels stolen from frames
of pictures of saints. Page 4
"Prince trust" surprises financial circles;
buys control of omnibus company. Page 4
SPORTS
McCarthy and Moran enable to agree on a
referee for their fight. Page 10
Fresno makes Stockton present of fluke con
test by score of 2 to 0. t'uec 10
Harvard varsity eight oared crew wins annual
boat race from Annapolis. :'«k«- 11
Joe Cboynski arrives at Jeff's camp and wants
to don the padded mitts. »\u25a0\u25a0*<- > i
Louis Blot will stage the Burns-Langford
match here on September 5. Pnse> 10
Likely Dleudonne repeats victory, winning G.
A. R. encampment handicap. Pase,ll
Oailaad «nd Berkeley high schools will clash
today for baseball supremacy. Paice 11
Pittsburg champions oose out 9 to 4 victory
over St. Louis in batting .bee. Page 10
Sant« Clara will make strong bid for inter
scholastlc track meet honors. Page 10
Rules issued for grand prize contest to be held
by Automobile Club of America. I"hk«- I)
Seals tie score in eighth, only to be beaten
in ninth by Sacramento Senators. • i aur iv
Backstop KHng agrees to rejoin Cobs after
long controversy is put to death. Page 10
OtUand staters crush San Joan in exception
ally fast gam' at Recreation park. Pajce 10
\u25a0 San FraDcisco starters win from .Sacramento
by opportune hitting. Score, 6 to 1. Pace 10
Olympic e.Jtib socoerites will Journey to Stan
ford tomorrow afternoon for game. . 1-jic«- 1 1
Angel* annex another game from Happy
Hogan's Vernoo team by score of 4 to 2. Pace .o
St. Joseph's school baftebail tesm wins class A
championship of Catholic league. Page 11
MARINE
Chiyo M*m. with Chinese prince oo board,
will arrive esrly. Page 15
SOCIAL
-Colonel Charles St. John Chubb and Mrs.
Chubb entertained at Presidio. Page it
Miss Suianne Kirkpatriclc is bride of Allan
MaeDonalr at Fairmont wedding. l'a«;r fi
TAT}
Farmers' union convention st St. Louis Inter
ests local organised labor. Page 7
AVHAtEX WOUl.n JUMP
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO. April 21. — That
Pitch«»r Jimmy Whalen of Sacramento,
who lv now under suspension for mis
conduct; calculated on Jumping from
organized into semlprofesslonal is evi
dent from the report from Eureka to
the effect that Whalen wired that he
would/ play for $300 a month. : The
offer 'was turned down, because 'the
dub could not pay thatamount. •".*-\u25a0\u25a0'
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, APRIL "22,! 1910.
FORECAST SHOWS
A. B. NYE AGAIN
EASY WINNER
Champion Political Lucky Man
Will Have No Opponent for
Controller's Job
Jesse Cook, Late Chief of Po=
lice, Declares for Curry
for the Governorship
GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
If a man who gets public office easily
can be described as lucky, State Con
troller A. B. Nye is the undisputed
champion lucky man in California's
politics.
He landed a four year term as con
troller without the trouble and expense
of a campaign, thanks to the ap
pointive power of Governor Pardee.
The state defended his right to the
office an<j the supreme court sustained
it without a struggle on Nye's part. He
has a walkover for renomination by
his own party and democracy is pre
paring to protect him from the expense
of a fight after nomination.
Pardee made Nye his private secre
tary in 1003. The death of Controller
Colgan after his re-election left a va
cancy which Pardee filled by the ap
pointment of Nye on the eve of his re
tirement from the executive office.
»iIADE (iOOD" O.V JOB
The organization forces kicked up a
row and Gillett gave Frank Mattison
a letter of appointment and a. chance to
test Xye's title to the office in the
courts. The letter and chance to fight
constituted Mattison's sole reward. Nye
retained the job and the emoluments
thereof.
He also made good on the job and
at the end of the first two years of j
his term had machine and anti-machine
men alike declaring that his renomina
jtion was a foregone conclusion. Mat-i
tlson has talkod about lighting Nye j
for the nomination, but it is generally
i conceded that he would fare no better
: at the primary polls than he did in <
. the courts.
That the demovrats consider Nye un- i
beatable was made apparent at the Los ;
j Angeles state conference, where it was
: given out that democracy's program
would involve no candidate for con
troller and that the faithful would be
told to write Nye's name in on the
ballot. That means two nominations
for Ny«* and his election ]>y default.
JESSES COOK "TS^BAD" \
Former Chief of Police Jesse Cook
is down for a. panning at . the hands
of some of his forn\er newspaper ad
mirers, -who a few weeks ago were
lauding him as the" best chief of police
; and the only competent, honest chief
in the history of Han Francisco's de
partment. Cook has lost caste. His
name will be anathema forever more.
He has not robbed a hen roost or kid
naped an editor, but he has declared
himself in favor of Charlie Curry for
governor.
Cook is sojourning in San Diego,
where he was one of the pioneers of
the police department. Cook looks as
good to the people of San Diego as
he did to the people of San Francisco.
The San Diego newspapermen have in
terviewed him, and among other things
have recorded his political views and
preferences.
Here is a portion of what Cook told
one of the San Diego newspapermen: .
I have known Charles F. Curry
for more than 30 years and from
my, intimate knowledge of his per
sonality as a man- and worth as a
public official there is nothing I
would not say in his favor as an
aspirant for the nomination for
governor on the republican ticket.
This is a poor man's fight. The
chances are excellent for Curry to
secure the nomination; in fact, I
\ can see no other outcome to the
present campaign. If he is chosen
to represent the republican party
in the coming election he will be
the candidate of all the people. The
poor man, the rich man, the man
of the south and the man of the
north will receive the same con
sideration from Curry. There will
be no sectionalism in his fight for
the office nor in the conduct of the
office after he becomes governor of
the state of California.
The laboring men of the north,
who have had ample opportunity to
know Curry as he is in everyday
life and in his capacity as an offi
cial for the county and state, are
a unit for him in this fight, and if
their votes can place him at the
head of the state ticket he is cer
tain to be there.
The promise of better things is not
confined to the state' tickets of the
republican and democratic parties. ;
Jerome Baselty'has promised or threat
ened to put the twenty-fourth sena
torial district on the map by permitting
its people to send him to the legislature
vice Marc Anthony.
BASSITY IS BOOSTED
Happy Dougherty, who wants Senator
Tom Finn's job, must fight to create a
vacancy, wherefore the consummation
of his ambitfons is doubtful. That, say
the proponents of Basslty*s candidacy,
makes it imperative that a represen
tative of the new order of things be
sent on to Sacramento. Johnnie Hare
is a holdover, but he is a democrat and
the town is republican in state and
national politics. .-"
Bassity's candidacy stands to em
barrass .Tere Burke, who has promised
the republican nomination to Domlnick
James Reban, but Gus Hartman, who is
one of the six active candidates, is
boosting Bassity on the ground that he;
will split the Chinese vote and let
Hartman ride thrbugh to the nomina
tion. . ' :
MINERS HAVE NARROW
ESCAPE FROM £>EATH
Cable Breaks, but Fall Is Halted
by. Safety
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
- JACKSON, April .' 2 l.— Twenty miners
narrowly escaped death: in the -Eureka
mine this morning: when theT'cable to
the, bucket in which they were descend
ing broke. They "were between the
ninth and tenth levels when: the break
came- and the bucket- dropped a* few
feet, but caught- on a safety.'. The : .men
were Jarred but none ;wer«v hurt.* . The
bucket was almost 1.000 feet above the
bottom of, the shaft, and -but. for Its
catching the' men would have", met cer
tain-death: 4 , ..;\u25a0:\u25a0 \u25a0"\u25a0•.-.-\u25a0 :\u25a0\u25a0"-\u25a0•:>:
MENTAL SYSTEM
OF TREATMENT
PROVES SUCCESS
"Emmanuel Movement" of Epis*
copal Church Effects Many
Cures at St. Luke's
Rev. Dr. A. B. Shields Delivers
Address on Work Accom=
plished During Year
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
FRESNO. April 21.— Rev Dr. A. B.
Shields, superintendent 6t St. Luke's
hospital "of San Francisco and the
founder there of the "Emmanuel move
ment." as fathered by the. Episcopal
church, tonight in a lecture in the St.
James Episcopal church of Fresno
made his first public statement of the
results of the year's work in treating
disease by "mental suggestion'\-in San
Francisco.
The -meeting was' presided over by
Rev. H. S. Hansen, rector of St. James.
A large audience was in attendance.
Doctor Shields spoke to the topic,
"The Outlook of the Emmanuel Move
ment."
Movement Proves Success
Doctor Shields came from Boston,
where the "Emmanuel movement" was
founded by Bishop Worcester, at the
solicitation of Bishop Nichols and
established a ward for psychopathic
treatment of patients in collaboration
with the medical physicians, this being
the first introduction of the work west
of Chicago.
Success beyond expectations has
been attained, according to Doctor
Shields and influential members of the
Episcopal church who have backed and
closely followed the practice of "men
tal suggestion," which has been prose
cuted with such extreme quiet and
reticence that the general public has
heard no reports of the accomplish
ments. . v
Many Cures Effected
Cures more remarkable even than
those recorded in Boston have been ef
fected in San Francisco, it is 'stated,
and out of over 200 cases treated
there not. one has failed either of
complete restoration oo'/k. most marked*
benefit from the scientific application
of "mental suggestion." Exceptional
success has been attained in the, treat
ment" of confirmed drunkards — indeed,
not one case of dipsomania has failed
of a cure. Nervous affections, insomnia
and melancholia also arc reported to
have been 1 completely mastered by the
psychopathy.
Doctor Shields stated that the great
need of the "mental suggestion" treat
ment is segregation in a sanatorium
removed from the general hospital,
where mental patients are brought into
contact with scenes, and sounds of
misery and horror, and where the in
fluence is, like the treatment, opti
mistic and brightening.
Doctor; Shields in the course of his
address said:^
The cases during the year in
San Francisco have been most
varied in character — in fact, they
have pretty well run the gamut of
human ills and afflictions. It has
ranged from the cigarette slave to
the palytic. The psychpathic treat
ment is "administered, however,
only after thorough medical exam
ination and in harmony with sci
entific medical treatment.
The pioneer work in this field
has been of absorbing interest and
has caused amazement and evoked'
commendation from prominent
clergymen and physicians who have
followed It. I have not hitherto
detailed publicly any of the specific
cases.
Perhaps the 'most remarkable case
we have had was that of a 13 year
old girl afflicted with St. Vitus'
dance, having suffered for four
years. Her face twitched continu
ously and her bodily contortions N
were fearful to behold. She was,
utterly unable to remain quiet for
a moment, having no control over
her body. The mental treatment
lasted but a few months, when she
became perfectly normal. She. has
rapidly grown . more and more at
tractive, has suffered no recurrence
during the several months since her
dismissal, and is now an attractive,
pretty, healthful maid.
Alcoholism has been found to
yield completely to mental sugges
tion and we have had numerous,
notable cases. One; well known
physician, whose case was de
spaired of by, fellow doctors, has.
not touched a drop in nine months .
past, though he-was a slave to his
liquor for years.
; - One poor young woman came in .
such condition that she was seeing
snakes and reptiles of all sorts.
Hers was the worst ease I have
seen in my. experience. Now she is
' cured, the images have ceased and -.
her health is greatly improved-
Doctor Shields stated that no charge
had been exacted from any, patients
throughout "the - year's "work »t ; St.
Luke's/ the treatments having been
conducted voluntarily to all applicants
as humanitarian endeavor. .,. V
\; A second ,'. lecture covering)-. other
phases of the 'movement Cwiirhe; deliv
ered ' t by Doctor; Shields; here' tomorrow
NOTED AUTHOR DIES
HIS HEART BROKEN
'SLAPS' ARE ALSO
PROOF OF ILLNESS
Grove Johnson Uses Modern
Hospital Methods oh "Doubt*
/ ing. Thomas.
[Special Dispatch to The Call],
SAQRAMENTO, April 21.— Attorney
Grove L. Johnson, .member of the Cal
ifornia legislature, and Editor Edward
Insley of the Sacramento Union today
engaged in a fist fight in the courtroom
of Superior Judge Post. Johnson de
manded an apology for a remark made
by Insley insinuating that the aged at
torney was feigning, sickness, and
when it was refused he slapped the
editor in the face and they grappled.'
The ;mixup came immediately after
an adjournment of the trial of the libel
suit of P. F.'Reed. against the Union.
Johnson was- attorney .for. Reed." ' .
The. case had been, continued ..Tues
day because of Johnson's •\u25a0 illness',, and
when Insley ' insinuated that ; it was
feigned the barrister demanded an
apology; :, When . Insley grappled with
Johnson 'after the "blow was 1 struck,
Reed jumped into the fray, as did Judge
C. E. McLaugh'lin, Attorney 'J.'.W/'S.
Butler and; the bailiff. A .regular free
for all resulted. - - ; < .\u25a0-.-:• - •
When ealnv was \u25a0 resumed-; Insley
opened matters _bykickUig, Reed in the
abdomen! ".", As-, there was ;no court in
session 1 no one -was .punished for con
tempt.:.- "/''\u25a0-". \u25a0.;'•'\u25a0' V : .'- '\u25a0"\u25a0'.*. . .. "'*
AGED MINER SAYS
HE WAS ROBBED
[Special Dispatch to , The '\u25a0 Call]
OROVILLE,- April 21:— If • the story
toldiby Meves Schat,"; an. aged .miner,
who for .years resided 4 at; Berry. Creek,
Is corroborated,'. Attorney Carleton Gray
will v institute within: avfewvdaya
against ; John Gatgens," N >a well-known
resident- of .the Central House; charg
ing* Gatgeiw. with .^securing;,'? 1,600, fall
Schaf had^ ; by* fraudulent 'means. •
On the advice of. Gatgen>,;Schat says
he -went to-Oakland-and-took residence
in a\home,- ostensibly that; of-'Gatgen's
eister.~i#Heigavei Gatzens;|l,6oo-to look
after .for* him. . '\u25a0}' Schat , became ill aml
unconscious.-*- and p when- he § finally rs
coveredvhe found, himself .in", the 'Ala
medaicounty £ infirmary, 'r i iH« y has not
seen Gatgens since. ;v;; v ; : : \u25a0 >.
MARK TWAIN.
PLAN TO DROP ALL
WATER LITIGATION
Company Agrees to Pay Oakland
$200,000 and Do $2,000,=
000 in Improvements
j OAKLAND. April 2t.— The fire and
water committee of the city council
resumed consideration of the memoran
dum of agreement between the Peo
ple's water company and representa
tives of thft city at the second meeting
held tonight for fixing water rates.
Action was deferred t until Monday
evening.
In the discussion Arthur L. Adams,
consulting engineer for the company,
announced that the city attorneys and
the. corporation counsel, in water suits
now pending, are preparing to dismiss
all litigation if the council adopts the
memorandum. The lawyers will have
ended their conferences in 10 days;
The memorandum provides for the
dismissal of all suits, the payment of
$200,000 to the city by the company in
lieu of refunding of excessive v rates, a
retention of existing rates for two
years, and the development of the San
Pablo watershed at a cost of $2,000,000
by- the company.
>\u25a0 Adams explained ; the import of a
clause of the proposed ordinance, by
which, the entire city is to be. put on
meters. He said 10 districts would be
made and 'a district put on meter rates
each year. The cost of metering the
entire City now woulJ be $300,000.
Adams estimates that to spread the
work over 10 years would, allowing for
increased population, make the cost
$50,000 a. year. .\u25a0> - N .
WILL REPORT ON
RIVER WIDENING
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACKAMENTO, April 21.— A final re
port regarding, the investigation and
plans for the. enlargement of the flood!
channel of the Sacramento river below
Cache slough and the widening of the
Channel below Rio Vista from 700 feet
to .3,000. feet will be submitted to the
Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers im
provement; association by lfce committee
at a meeting to* be held Saturday aft
ernoon, April 30,' at ; Rio iVsta. The
work" of "straightening, and widening
the lower- Sacramento - river involves
the expenditure -of more than three
quarters of a million ; dollars. \u0084I t will
aid 'in" curtailing, thefloods and will be
of advantage to navigation. . •
YESTERDA X^€Iear;j)Kst vnndJ maximum
lerapertifure /Z ; vnrminqrn O'Z. i
Fpß^GA^miß TODAYr&ai4 con
tinned n>ar«j^(r^rrPn£ria. JmTKLs^r
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MARK TWAIN
CALLED BY
DEATH
Tragic End of Daughter Jeans
Has Fatal Effect on
King of Humor
WAS WORN OUT BY GRIEF
AND ACUTE AGONY OF BODT3
Samuel Langhorn Clemens
Passes Away After Long Siege
of Angina Pectoris
ALL EFFORTS TO PROLONG
LIFE PROVE OF NO AVAIL;
REDDING, Conn., April 21.—
Samuel Langhorn Clemen \u25a0»
("Mark Twain") died painlessly
at 6:30 tonight of angina pectoris. He
lapsed into coma at 3 o'clock this
aftennoon and never recovered con
1 sciousness. It was the end ot»a man
worn out by grief and acute agony of
body.
Yesterday was a bad day for the
little knot of anxious watchers at the
bedside. For long hours the gray,
aquiline features lay molded irwthc in
eritia of death, while the pulse sank!
steadily, but late at night Mark Twain
passed from stupor in to the first naU
ural sleep he had known since he re-«
turned from Bermuda, and this morn
ing he woke refreshed, even faintly
cheerful, and in full possession of his
faculties.
Unequal to Conversation
He recognized his daughter, Clara
! (Mrs. Ossip Gabrilowitsch). spoke a
rational word or two and, feeling him-
self unequal to conversation, wroto
out in pencil:
"Give me my glasses.**
These were his last words. Laying
them aside, he sank first into reverie
and later into final unconsciousness*
There was no thought at the time,
however, that the end was so near.
At 5 o'clock Dr. Robert Halsey, who}
had been continuously in attendance,
said:
"Mr. Clemens is not as strong as ho
was at the corresponding: hour yester-«
day,, but he has wonderful vitality ami
he may rally again." /
Albert Bigelow Paine, Mark Twain*s»
biographer and literary executor, said
to a caller who desired to inquire for
Mr. Clemens:
"I think you will not have to call
often again."
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Loomis. who had
come up from New York to give their
love-in person, left Stormfield, Mr.
Clemens* house, without seeing him and
only heard of his death as they were
taking the train to New York again.
Mrs. Loomis was Mr. Clemens' favorite
niece and Loomis is vice president ofj
the Lackawanna railroad.
Oxygen Proves Useless
Similarly. Jarvls Langdon. a nephew,
who had run up for the day, left wholly
uninformed.
At the deathbed were 'only Mrs.
Gabrilowitsch (Clara Clemens). her
husband. Dr. Robert llalsey. Dr. Quln
tard. Albert Bigelow Paine and two)
trained nurses. Restoratives — digi
talis, strychnine and camphor — were
administered, but the patient failed to
respond.
A tank of oxygen still stands, un
called for, at Redding station. Oxy
gen was tried yesterday and the physi
cians explained it was of no value, be
cause the valvular action of the heart
was so disordered. There was only art
extreme and increasing 'debility, ac
companied by labored respiration.
Angina pectoris Is a paroxysmal af
fectipn of the chest, baffling and ob
scure of origin, characterized by severe
pain, faintness and deep depression of
spirit. The pain is severe and of an
oppressive, crushing or stabbing char
acter. The attacks iscrease in fre
quency and severity with uncertain in
termissions, sometimes of long dura
tion, to a fatal termination.
Had Anticipated. End
Mark Twain did not die in anguish-
Sedatives soothed his pain, but in his
moments of consciousness the mental
depression persisted. On the way up
from Bermuda he aaid to Albert Bige
low Paine, who had been his constant}
companion in illness:
"This Is a bad job: we'll n»ver pull
through with it."
On shore once mor« and longing for
the serenity of the New England hills,
he took heart and said to those who
noted bis enfeeblement:
"Give me 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 warrior*
against shams and snobs said faintly
to his nurses:
"\u25a0Why do you fight to keep me alive?
Two day 3of life are as good to me as
four."
It is to be recalled that Mark Twain
was for more than 50 years an invet
erate smoker and th.* first coajactur*
h.
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