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PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 2, 1911.
20 PAGES
VOL. XXI. NO. 313.
DESPERATION
AT
Everything Has Gone Wrong
With Insurrectos
IN FACE OF THE ENEMY
Commander-in-Chief Desert
er From American Army.
Former "General" Leyva
Trying to Borrow Money
to,Get Away From Scene.
Mexican, April 1. With Leyva seek
ing funds to finance a safe exit from
the zone of war, with Salinas declin
ing to- command the lnsurrecto forces
and with Stanley Williams, hereto
fore, known as General Stanley, now
alleged to be a deserter from the
United States army as their commander-in-chief,
the insurgents are await
ing the onslaught of the federals un
der Mayo!.
Stanley was the third choice of the
junta and was selected only when
Francisco Vasquez Salinas, the for
mer federal officer declined to ac
cept ,Jhe command. Leyva's Inglorious
retreat from Tecate is given as the
reason for his reduction to the ranks.
"Williams signalized his accession to
authority by making a really military
disposition of his forces: His first line
of- battle has been established at
Packard, four miles southeast of this
place, where it is expected that Mayol
will center his attack. Here the men
of His Individual command, who are
nearly all Americans are digging rifle
pits and stringing barbed wire en- j
tanglements with feverish haste. The
federals are expected to arrive on
Wednesday.
Although Commander-in-Chief Wil
liams remains at the front with his
men- at Packard, the garrison here,
composed almost entirely of Mexicans,
is in command of Salinas.
Leyva accepted his reduction with
an anything but good grace. Up to
today he denied that he had been
supplanted. But when he went
among the saloonkeepers and mer
chants this afternoon seeking tribute
he was followed by an agent of Wil
liams who Instructed all persons ap
proached by Leyva not to contribute
to the deposed commander.
"He Is no longer general here," said
one lnsurrecto to one of the saloon
keepers. "Don't give him anything.
He wants money to beat it back
across the line. He would have done
this last night if lie i had had the
money to pay his fare."
Lack of funds has seriously hamp
ere'd Leyva In his attempt to get
away, for once across the line lie
faces the necessity of evading the
American civil authorities who are
prepared to arrest him for violation
of .the United States neutrality law.
The organization by Berthold and
Leyva of an armel expedition in Holt
vilie last January, prior to their at
tack on . Mexlcali, has caused the
secret service men to spend much
time at the former place. The evi
dence unearthed, it is said will
warrant the arrest and trial of sev
eral American insurrectos if they
ever are driven across the line by
the misfortunes of war.
C. N. RlchardB, the American cap
tured at Tecate last week and taken
to Ensenada by the federals was vat
first reported to have been an attache
of the office of United States District
Attorney McCormick at Los Angeles.
He is now believed to be a private
detective employed In Los Angeles
by the Mexican government. The
-federals mistook him for an Am
erican lnsurrecto.
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A SOCIALIST MAYOR.
Berkeley the First California Town
to Have One.
Berkeley, Cal., April 1. For the
first time In the history of California,
a socialist was elected mayor of a
city in this state when J. Stltt Wil
son, one of the most prominent so
cialists on the Pacific coast, today
defeated Beverly1.' Hodghead, the re
publican lncunlbeht, by a plurality of
28 for mayor of Berkeley. Wilson
received 2750 votes and Hodghead
24CG.
. Wilson was the socialist candidate
for governor last November. He was
formerly a minister of the gospel.
Today's election was a primary elec
tion. In which socialism was the prin
cipal issue. There Were only two can
didates, and, according to the charter
of the college town today's contest Is
a decisive and ;io further election will
be necessary.
The campaign wds unusually spirit
ed, Wilson advocating the acquisition
by the city of all public utilities. It
was supposed that a large number of
students of the university were social
ist's, but out a total of 288 votes In
the precinct where most of the students
reside, only sixty were cast for Wilson.
ITALIAN SUICIDE.
Discovery of the Body of Slayer of
I wo Men.
San Rafael, Cal., April 1. The dis
covery today of a body identified as
that of Guiseppi Ceghi, shot through
the head and lying in a field near
here ended the search for the man
who on March 11 murdered John
LaFrenchl, a rancher and Augustine
Albertoni, and twice shot Mrs. La
Frenchl. A revolver was found by
the side of the body.
LaFrenchl and Albertoni were shot
at dawn while milking cows. Mrs
LaFrenchl who survived gave a fair
description of the murderer who, she
said, had applied for work the night
before and been taken in and fed.
She said the man acted queerly 'dur
ing supper. His description as she
gave it corresponded with the body
found today.
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ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING.
Deadly Effect of New Rifle in Hands
of California Boy.
Uklah. Cal., April 1. Ralph Her-
rington, a sixteen year old Hopeland
boy tonight' shot his elder brother
Clyde between the shoulders, break
ing his back. No hope Is entertained
for the victim's recovery.
The shooting was accidental and
'occurred while Ralph was looking
over a new rifle. As he started to
slip a cartridge into the magazine
the hammer struck and exploded It.
Clyde Herrington is eighteen years
old.
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THE ORGANIZATION
OF THE HOUSE
HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
NAMES COMMITTEES.
The South Has Been Most Generally
Dealt With.
Washington. D. C, April 1. The
democratic members of the three
chief standing committees of the
house for the Sixty-second congress,
as selected by the democratic caucus
today follow, the first member named
in each case being chairman of the
committee:
Ways and means Underwood of
Alabama, Randall of Texas, Harrison
of New York, Brantley of Georgia.
Shackleford of Missouri. Ki tell in of
North Carolina. James of Kentucky.
Ralney of Illinois, Dixon of Indiana
Hughes of New Jersey, Hull of "Ten-
nesee, Hammond of Minnesota, Peters
of Massachusetts, Palmer of Penn-'
sylvanta.
Appropriations Fitzgerald of New
York, Burleson of Texas, Sherley of
Kentucky. Bartlett of Georgia. John
son of South Carolina, Page of North
Carolina, Saunders of Georgia, Mc
Henry of Pennsylvania, Rauch of In
diana, Byrnes of Tennessee. Sisson of
Mississippi, Kinold of New Jersey,
Cox of Ohio, Borland of Missouri.
Rules Henry of Texas, Pau of
North Carolina, Hardwick of Geor
gla, Stanley of Kentucky, Garrett of
Tennessee, Foster of Illinois, Uenver
of Ohio.
The chairman of other committees
are: Judiciary, Clayton of Alabama;
rivers and harbors, Sparkman of
Florida; merchants marine, Alexan
der of Missouri; agriculture. Lamb of
Virginia; foreign affairs, Sulzer of
New York; military affairs. Hay of
Virginia; banking and currency, Pujo
of Louisiana; coinage, weights and
measures, Hardwick of Georgia; In
terstate and foreign commerce, Ad-
amson of Georgia; elections: No. 1,
Ansberry of Ohio; No. 2. Hammill of
New Jersey: No. 3, Goldfogle of New
York; naval affairs, Padgett of Ten
nessee; postoffice. Moon of Tennes
see; public lands, Robinson of Ar
kansas. ATTEMPTED BANK ROBBER
MAY BE WIFE MURDERER
Portland
Man Confesses
Offense
to First
Portland, April 1. Last Saturday
an attempt was made to rob the Sell
wood bank, a small suburban financial
institution. The robber cut his way
into the" bank through the basement,
bound and gagged the janitor and
waited for the cashier, but was
frightened away.
Ralph L. Blosser, a tinner, arrested
today Is alleged to have confessed his
attempt to rob the bank. Last Tues
day afternoon Mrs. Grace Blosser was
found dead in bed at their home. She
died of poison, believed to have com
mitted suicide. The confession of
Blosser of the attempted robbery Is
causing an investigation of Mrs. Blos
ser's death.
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DILATORY DEMOCRATS.
Mack Urges Early Election of Colo
. orado Senator-
Denver, Colo., April 1. An urgent
telegram to Colorado democrats from
Norman E. Mack, chairman of the
democratic -national committee failed
of its purpose today. It pleaded for
the Immediate breaking of the sen
atorial deadlock mentioning April 4
as the date when Colorado should
have a democratic senatorial repre
sentation.
It will be impossible for when an
adjournment was taken today the
legislature decided not to get down
to active work again, until April 5.
SAVE TIME
AND MONEY
Democratic Riries For Sixty
Second Congress
A CAUCUS AGREEMENT
Cutting Out of Superfluous
Appointees and Commit
tees Will Reduce Expen
ses Annually $182,000 A
Stop to Waste of Time.
Washington, April 1. In a party
caucus, noteworthy for harmony and
the smoothness of its progress, the
democratic members of the new house
of representatives adopted without
change, the committee assignments,
the economy program and the rules
prepared for the coming session by
the committees that have been work
ing on them the last month. Im
portant changes in procedure will re
sult from the action of the democrats.
The power of naming committees was
definitely taken from the speaker
and lodged with the house itself.
Committee members are to be elected
by the house, not only In the first
instance, but also In the filling of
vacancies.
A saving of 51S2.000 in the annual
cost of running congress is promised
through the cutting off of superflu
ous employes and Inactive commit
tees; and through the abolishment
of the time-honored "extra month's
pay". Appointive places are put into
the hands of one committee, a spec
ial body to be known as the com
mittee on organization, and the
scramble for congressional positions
will center about its door.
The Important changes in the rules
undor which the new congress will
operate are: The selection of com
mittees by the house.
A provision to prevent filibustering
under the rule giving authority to ills-,
charge committees from the consider
ation of bills.
A provision permitting amendments
to appropriation bills whenever those
amendments will result In the re
trenchment of national expenditures.
Authority for bills to come up twice
for passage 'under the unanimous con
sent privilege.
The rule to prevent filibustering on
a motion to discharge a committee
from the custody of a bill is a result
of a filibuster conducted in the last
session by Representative Mann of
Illinois. He .had the postoffice re
organization bill placed on the cal
endar under this rule, and recom
mended that It be read completely.
an operation that consumed several
days.
The new rule provides that a bill
shall be read only by title and that
Its title shall not be more than one
hundred Words long.
It prohibits any member from hav
ing before the house at any one time
more than two motions to discharge
committees from the custody of bills.
This rule the democrats believe can
be made to work as it was originally
intended, to prevent burying of bills
In a renewal of the so-called Hohnan
rules, first used by the democrats In
1875. It permits amendments to ap
proprlatlon bills of wide character
when these amendments affect a re
duction of federal expenditures.
The democratic caucus met in the
house chamber this afternoon and the
session continued throughout the af
ternoon and evening.
It was presided .over by Albert S.
Burleson of Texas, as chairman, with
Mr. Ashbrook of Ohio, secretary. It
disposed of the rules, committee as
signments and the economy program
before six o'clock and completed the
election of the officers of the house
tonight.
Tho officers elected vas as follows:
Clerk, South Trimble of Frankfort,
Ky.; sergeant at arms, U. S. Jack
son of Indiana; doorkeeper, Joseph J.
Sinnott of Virginia; postmaster, Wil
liam M. Dunbar of Augusta, Ga.
Following the udoption of the rules,
Chairman Henry of the new rules
committee said they would be of
fered In the house on Tuesday imme
diately after the preliminary organi
zation of the Sixty-second congress.
In an effort to reduce the house
payroll and dispense with extra em
ployes, the democratic caucus' au
thorized sweeping changes. The
abolishment of ninety-eight appointive
positions, and the dropping of six
standing committees from the house
list, are important features of the
plan.
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A GOtTF CHAMPION.
Pinehurst, April 1. Charles Evans.
Jr., of Edgewater, was an easy win
ner In today's 3C-hole final round for
the championship trophy in the elev
enth annual United North and South
amateur golf championship tourna
ment. His victory over Robert Hun
ter of Weeburn was six up and five
to play. dt
INTERCOLLEGIATE SHOOTING.
Arizona Lost Last Week to Columbia
by a Score of 1879 to 1675.
Washington, April 1. The Massa
chusetts Agricultural college and the
University of Iowa are tied for first
place by a clean score of twelve wins in
the Intercollegiate rifle shooting league
matches.
The results of the twelfth week: Co
lumbia defeated Arizona, 1,879 to 1,675;
Iowa defeated Dartmouth; Cornell de
feated Rhode Island: Washington state
defeated Missouri; Massachusetts Ag
ricultural defeated New Hampshire;
Purdue defeated Princeton; North
Georgia Agricultural defeated Louisi
ana state by default; Minnesota de
feated California by default.
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THE COLORADO LEVEES.
The River Is Now Held Where
It
Belongs.
Yuma, Ariz., April 1. The levees
for control of the Colorado river In
Lower California aro completed and
the grading stock and equipment
taken Into Mexico from the United
States havo been withdrawn. The
levees. In all are 21 miles long. The
railroad trestle across the new chan
nel of the river has been repaired
and the dumping of rock from It Into
the river to force the water back into
the old channel has been resumed
SHE HAD NO PART
S
But Mrs. Powell More Clossly Con
nects Dr. Chisholm With It.
San Francisco, April 1. Mrs. John D.
Powell, taken into custody yesterday
under the name of Blanche McCready,
made a statement to the police today
of her connection with the case of Dr.
L. C. Chisholm, in jail at Santa Rosa
charged with the murder of her hus
band whose bidy was found in a de
serted cabin near Fort Ross, Sonoma
county, March 19.
She denied the existence of t rfiurder
conspiracy with Chisholm, but said that
shortly after hsr marriage, about three
years ago. Chisholm persuaded her to
urge Powell to take" out $2,000 life in
surance. Her husband -yid so, -naming
his own estate as the beneficiary.
Chisholm made out the policy, and later
at his suggestion she, induced Powell
to have the policy changed to one in
her favor. The last payment on this
policy was made on March 8 of this
year.
Mrs. Powell said she did not know
that Chisholm had gone away with her
husband, and she knew nothing of the
murder until she read of it in the pa
pers. The life insurance policy and
papers relating to it were hidden in
an attic of the residence of the physi
cian, where Mrs. Powell was employed
as a domestic. When she learned of
the crime charged against Dr. Chisholm
she burned the papers.
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LAiFORD-McVEK
FOUGHT TO A DRAW
The Latter Showed Better in the
Last Half.
Paris, April 1. After several post
ponements the twenty-round bout be
tween Sam McVey and Sam Lang
ford, the American heavyweight pu
gilists, took place tonight In the
Cirque Paris. The fight ended in a
draw although Langford who holds
the heavyweight championship of
England, completely outclassed his
larger opponent from San Francisco.
For nine rounds Langford, landed
on McVey as he pleased and the
latter showed signs of distress but
he came up fresher In the tenth and
from then on was fortunate to last
oijt the contest There was a great
deal of infighting and the referee
wus constantly forced to intervene.
The faces of both negroes showed
signs of severe punishment at the
end.
The fight was for a purse of
$10,000.
I Vital Interests in Wants
The news that Is contained In
the Want Columns is always
seasonable, always right-up-to-
date and always of vital Interest
to many readers.
Broad In scope, short, em
phatic In expression and far
reaching, in influence, the Clas
sified Columns are generally
acknowledged to be of great
value in the business world, and
in many Instances have played
an Important part in the econo
mies and conveniences of the
household.
The Wants may be called
upon to solve business problems
provide workers for every line
of activity aid In the assem
bling of raw material and the
distribution of staple goods as
well as specialties help the
housewife in the practice of
domestic economy provide
trusted servants for the home
and perform endless other mis
sions.
Consult The Republican Want3
frequently and if you don't
find just what you are most In
search of listed under any of
the various headings send a
Want Ad of your own.
DIAZ YIELDS
TO
Promises Chief Reforms De
manded By Insurrectos
MESSAGE TO CONGRESS
Revision of the Electoral
Law. Greater Care in the
Selection of the Local
Judiciary Division of the
Great Landed Estates.
Mexico. City. April 1. Committing
himself to the advocacy of many re
forms demanded by the revolution
ists, although professedly bowing only
to the influence of public opinion.
General Diaz answered his critics to
day through a semi-annual message
at the opening of the congress. The
principle of the no re-election of
executive and incumbents of other of
fices, and the reform of the electoral
laws so that the privilege of the bal
lot may be enjoyed by those citizens
who are considered "capable of vot
ing" were advocated.
The message refers specifically to
the application of the no re-election
principle to the naming of governors
which is one of the chief contentions
of the discontented elements through
out tho republic, the president say
ing that if a bill providing for the
"periodical renovation" of officials
should come before the congress. It
would have his earnest support.
The abuse of power by jefes polit
ico, another of the crying evils com
plained of by residents of the rural
districts throughout Mexico, i3 to be
abated according to the Dlan out
lined by the president. The president
proposed to Improve the efficiency of
the judiciary through more careful
selection of the personnel and length
enlng the tenure of office.
The punishment of judicial func
tionaries for malfeasance will be
brought about through tho enactment
of more stringent measures. On the
subject of the division of the great
private estates, first broached by
Minister Llmantour in ills Paris in
terview, the executive declared his
determination to find efficient means
to bring about that innovation. In
no previous message has the presi
dent ever given anything in the na
ture of such a recommendation.
The public lias shown an Intense
interest. From the minute the ex
ecutive entered the chamber of dep
uties until the last word had been
read, every man on the floor and in
the galleries listened Intently. Every
available seat in the galleries was
occupied by either diplomats, public
officials or those fortunate enough to
obtain cards of admission.
President Diaz appeared no more
aged tonight than he did when he
read his message in September. In
spite of the fact that the reading
tonight required more than an hour,
his voice was strong from tho begin
ning to the conclusion. Only once
was the president interrupted by ap
plause. At the mention of the re
forms there was a spontaneous clan
ping for a brief minute and no more
until the closo when the big audi
torium resounded with clapping and
cries of "Viva."
After reviewing at length the pro
gress of the nation for the last six
months and the events leading up to
the rebellion and its progress, the
message continued: "H.-cent expres
sions of public opinion on various
questions of governmental policy have
attracted general attention and for
this reason the executive deems it
fit to make public these measures
which he believes should be adopted
and the views by which he will be
guided In his endeavors to warrant
the confidence the country has re
posed In him.
The change in the ministry just
effected, aims for example at satis
fying one very general aspiration,
which Is that the political personnel
be renovated from time to time. I
have not hesitated to part with the
services of capable, and honorable
advisers who for a greater or less
lengtli of time have given me valued
co-operation.
My single aim has been to set a
precedent for not carrying on the
government Indefinitely by the same
cabinet however high may be the
merits of the persons composing it
and to show that room will bo made
from time to time for new energies
in the direction of public affairs.
"Furthermore, measures will be
taken to demonstrate my firm purpose
to give heed to reasonable complaints
made against some authorities, es
pecially those in closest touch with
the people.
"It Is to be hoped that this policy
of the federal government will be
seconded by the governors of the
states which by reason of the ad
ministrative instrumentalities depend
ing on them, are better able to 'remedy
the evils in question.
"The principle of the no re-election
of executive functionaries elected
by popular suffrage, has not of late
been broached in any legislative as
semblies of the republic and for that
reason the federal executive has not
thought It proper to express an
opinion as to a question which by its
nature falls within the province of
these assemblies but seeing the Issue
has been brought up recently by some
state legislatures and discussed by
the press, the executive takes this
occasion to manifest his hearty as
sent to the principle in question and
to declare that if a bill is brought
before congress providing for the
perodical renovation of the function
aries referred to, the administration
will give such assembly his earnest
support.
"Intimately bound up with the
adoption? of the principle of no re
election is the question of the re
form of the electorate laws for, In
asmuch as the long continuance In
power of certain functionaries is be.
lleved to lie in part, attributable to
the defects of those laws. It is in
dispensable without delay to amend
them, so as to let the tenure of or
fice depend upon the electoral activ
ity of those citizens who are con
sidered capable of voting with a full
consciousness of what they are do
ing.
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DARK BLUE WINS.
Result of the -Annual Oxford-Cam
bridge Event.
Putney. England, April 1. Oxford
won the annual boat race from Cam
bridge today. The dark blue led from
the start and won by three lengths.
The day was perfect. It was Oxford's
thirty-seventh victory. Cambridge has
won thirty contests.
LAS VEGAS KIDNAPERS
HIDING NEAR CITY
PURSUING POSSES HAVE BEEN
CALLED BACK.
A Result of Investigation by Private
Detectives.
Las Vegas, April 1. The ability of
the abductors of Little Waldo Rogers,
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Rogers, to
elude numerous volunteer posses and
law officers for thirty-six hours after
the $12,000 ransom was paid, has only
accentuated public indignation against
them. Tonight Las Vegas citizens are
so incensed that it is feared an early
arrest of any suspect would mean sum
mary action.
All day, while posses have been scour
ing the country, mounted police, priv
ate detectives and local officers have
been running down clues. Late today
officers directing the chase became
convinced that the abductors are still
in Las Vegas or the Immediate vicinity.
Couriers were sent out at once to call
in the post distant posses to establish
a cordon around this city and nearby
localities which might serve as a ren
dezvous.
The inability of Mrs. Rogers to fur
nish a detailed description of the ab
ductors has given officers very little
definite information upon which to
base their operations. H. L. Waldo- of
Kansas City, the millionaire grand
father of the kidnapped boy, reached
Las Vegas tonight to assist in direct
ing the search.
The latest clews would indicate that
five persons were implicated In the
abduction, four men and one woman.
Among the leaders there is a feeling
that if the abductors are not captured
within twenty-four hours the pursuit
probably will develop into a "waiting
and watching game."
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THE BRITISH CENSUS
TO BE TAKEN TONIGHT
The SuffragettesTrying to Make it a
Failure
London, April 1. A. band of 1.3C0
enumerators has been enlisted to take
the decennial census of the United
Kingdom. The entire population will
be enrolled during tomorrow"- night.
Papers containing sixteen questions
have been distributed among the
houses.
The enumerators will collect the
papers In the early hours of Mon
day morning. The results are ex
pected to show an Increase of popu
lation of 3,500.000.
The suffragettes are trying to ruin
this census, urging the women to re
fuse to answer any questions. For
several days well dressed women have
paraded the streets wearing sandwich
moards placarded: "No. votes, no cen-l
sus."
Mrs. Pankhurst. and other leaders
have hired a skating rink where they
propose to spend the night with as
many women as they can persuade to
join them In resistance to the infor
mation seekers. A refusal to reply to
questions is punishable by fine. The
police will enumerate all the homeless
ones wandering In the streets or
sleeping out of doors.
Watches, Diamonds
Sold and exchanged.
N. FRIEDMAN
M'fjj. Jeweler and Watch Repairing. 33 W. Wash. St, Phoenix, Aria.
TOOK CHILD
Mortally
Wounded In Duel
He Killed
Little Daughter
A LOS ANGELES TRAGEDY
The End of Adventurous
Career of Spanish Tailor.
Fatal Shooting Which
Was the Outgrowth of a
Woman's Remark.
Los Angeles, April 1. Staggering,
mortally wounded, from the hallway
of an apartment where he was en
gaged in a revolver duel with George
Koerner, S. L. Dania, a tailor of
Spanish birth, fired the shots re
maining in his revolver at his little
daughter, Ledelia, aged six, shouting
as he did, "Darling. If I must die, 1
will take you with me."
At the third shot the girl fell with
a bullet in her back. A little play
mate her own age ran to where the
child lay stretched on the sidewalk
and raised her to a sitting posture.
Lee, you are not hurt," she asked.
"No," she said, but an instant later
she exclaimed. "Oh, my back." Before
she could be carried to the hospital.
a block away, she died.
Dania, aged 57, is tonight at the
county hospital at the point of death.
One of Koerner's shots pierced his
throat and neck and another entered
his right breast. Koerner, who is a
Kentuckian, 35 years old, is unin
jured and is in custody at the city
Jail.
The trouble between the two is said
to have been caused by a remark
made by Koerner's -wife, with,' whom
he was walking past Dania's apart
ment at 452 South Grand avenue.
Dania had been married three times
and was separated from his present
wife, a young woman of Spanish
descent, whom he married in San
Diego about eight years ago. Dania
quarreled with his wife several months
ago and was seen by the neighbors to
beat her. Mrs. Koerner, it is alleged,
remarked to her husband. "There's
the man who beat his wife."
Dania overheard the remark and at
tacked Koerner with his fists. After
a short struggle Dania retreated to
his apartments, pursued by Koerner.
and a moment later shots were heard.
Dania staggered to the doorway.
bleeding from his wounds, and com
menced shooting at his daughter.
Dania's career as related by his
wife was an adventurous one. He
was a sailor for many years along
the. South American coast. Then he
became a captain, but killed a man
In a fit of rage and escaped to Mex
ico. For many years he was said to
liave been the leader of a band of
desperadoes on the northern border
and amassed a considerable fortune.
During this time he was known by
many different names. Later he came
to the United States, studied and for
eight years was a Methodist minister
In Boston. He became a well known
public speaker in New England, and
it is said, stumped Massachusetts for
Bryan in the latter's first campaign.
He invested heavily in mining stocks
which turned out unfortunately. Just
before his last marriage, he came to
Los Angeles, and opened a little tail
or shop. He became a socialist afttr
the loss of his wealth, which . is be
lieved to have preyed upon his mind
which became unbalanced.
Dania's wife, when informed of the
tragedy, was overcome with grief.
Oh. why did I ever leave her with
him." she cried. "He often threat
ened to kill us both."
TROOPS TAKE EXERCISE.
Galveston. Tex.. April 1- The first
of the three provisional regiments of
United States troops encamped here
started on a march of about fifteen
miles down Galveston Island, where,
they will camp tonight and march
back tomorrow morning.
DYNAMITING BURGLARS.
The Arrest of a Trio at Des Moines,
Iowa.
Des Moines, la., April 1. Chief of
Detectives Johnson filed charges of
burglary this afternoon against James
O'Callaghan, Al Rhodes and James
Anderson who were arrested at the
home of Rhodes. They are held In
connection with the attempt to dyna
mite the vault in the office of the
county treasurer.
and Jewelry, Bought,
Highest cash, price paid for Old, Gold, Sliver
and Precious Stones
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