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SCANDAL COMES UP AGAIN IN
WJDNEY-LYONS CASE Robert J. Widney, real estate man and son of Judge widney of Los An geles, came to town yesterday and said that the woman found dying of morphine poisoning in the Grand Pa cific Hotel was his wife, formerly Vivian Lyons, the actress. Behind the identification is the story of Widney and Vivian Lyons which shocked the entire Pacific coast. At that time Widney held a leading position in Los Angeles society. He was married. Then Vivian Lyons, actress, and wife of Billy Lyons, Den ver politician, came into his life. Shortly afterward Lyons divorced his wife, naming Widney. One night in December, 1912, the police of Los Angeles were called to the apartments which Widney and Vivian Lyons occupied. They found Widney shot and badly wounded. The woman was arrested. The police pushed the case against Tier. But when Widney recovered he declared he shot himself and the case was dropped. A few months passed and the police were again called to their apart ments. Widney was unconscious from narcotic poisoning and the wo man was under the same influence. It was given out that they had both tried suicide. After that they dropped from sight. The spotlight is again turned on them by the finding of Viviah Lyons suf fering from morphine 1 poisoning. Widney declared last night that the woman and he were married. She may recover. o o MRS. FRANCIS POTTER DYING Mrs. Francis Squires Potter, noted suffrage leader and educator, is dying at her home, 4581 Oakenwald avenue. Physicians said today that she is suf fering from an incurable malady and that she has not more than two days to live. Mrs. Potter heltiy-thV chair of etymology in Brooklyn Institute and for years was professor of literature in the University of Minnesota. She has written many books under the name of Francis Squire and is just finishing her fourth year as chair man of the literature- department of the National Federation of Women's Clubs. MEXICAN DOPE Verjel, Durango, Mexico, March 24. Gomez Palacio, principal suburb of Torreon, fell into hands of General Francisco Villa's constitutionalist troops during night. The fall of, Tor-' reon now seems only a matter of hours. El Paso,-Tex Troop E, 14th cav alry, patroling the Rio Grande at Mc Kees Crossing, was reinforced today by .anpther cavalry troop and a ma chine gun platoon, in fear that Mex ican federals, might attempt reprisals for the killing of six of their number yesterday. It has developed that all the firing on the federals was done -by two U. S. cavalrymen, who got into action when the federals refused to cease firing on rebels who had crossed the border. Juarez. Rebel success continues near Monclova. Gen. Castro has cap tured the town of Salome Botelle, killing 60 federals and capturing sup plies of arms and ammunition. Washington. The State Depart ment is alarmed at the action of Gov. Colquitt of Mexico in offering rewards for the slayers of Clemente Vergara. The Texas executive has offered $200 each for the delivery of five federal oflicers. RELISH MAYONNAISE One cup of dressing, 3. small sweet pickles and 10 stuffed olives. Put through fine meat grinder 10 drops of onion juice, two eggs boiled hard and chopped fine, 1 tablespoon of minced parsley. Mix all together and fold in to the-' dressing.