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THE JOHN D. WALKER ESTATE.
Some of the Romantic Features of the Case. An Aii7.onian Well Known Here and His Peculiar Career. Hl* Incarceration nt Napa aa i Lunatic. Tho AII.-K.-d Widow* Story—The Supposed Daughter an Indian Girl Found at Mesa City. Tha contest for the estate of the late John D. Walker, which began in Los Angeles, is now before the supreme court of Arizona, the case having been transferred from this city to Pinal county. This case has developed facts in a remarkably romantic life stranger than the wildest imagination could fancy. About one ye.ir ago, says tbe New York Recorder, John D. Walker died in the asylum for the insane at Napa, leav ing $80,000 cash in a Loa Angeles bank, besides considerable other property in this city, and large mining interests in Pinal county, Ariz., including the Vekal, a famous silver producer. At the time of hia death Walker was auppoaed to be without direct iaaue, but there were four heiis, or claimants —two brothers, William Walker of Loa Angeles and Lucien Walk«r of Tucson, a sißter and Eleanor I). Walker, a wife whom he is supposed to have married under pecu liar circumstances, at Tucson just before his death. Application was made by one A. J. Doran to tho probate court of Piual county upon tbe part of the sister and Lucien Walker, and simultaneously an other application was made by William Walker of Los Angeles. Both applica tions were vigorously protested by Eleanor Walker, tbe alleged widow. The probate court passed an order re fusing to recognize her aa the widow, and an appeal was taken to the district court. Tho testimony of the plaintiff was to the effect that she had ail her life lived in Adams county, 111., and had known Walker since she could remember. She and the deceased had been in love since she was oor 7 years old, and when she was 14 Walker made a formal declara tion of his love and gave her a ring which he said had formerly belonged to a dead brother. This ring she still wore. In turn, she gave him a ring, and the betrothal, which destiny de creed should exist for a generation be fore fulfillment, was made. She now thought Bhe loved him, though she had not seen him for 80 years. A few months after these lovers' vows were made, Walker went away across the plains to California. The girl in Illi nois received letters from her lover for a period of 30 years, though at times 12 mouths elapsed between epistles. The last letter was written October 15, 1800, and in it Walker recalled their early love. He made mention of the action of his brothers, who had secured a guar dian fur him on the grounds that he was insane, but hoped soon to again control hiß property. He urged her to come to him at onee —he had plenty left to make them both happy. There was no one else to whom he could leave it, as the action of his brothers had precluded the possibility of !hb making a will in their favor. The betrothed ot 30 odd years came on and met her aflianced at Tucson. Im mediately a contest began for Walker's person, and the race exteuded from Los Angeles, Cal., to Las Ve-iaa, N. M. Sev eral times he was taken by officers, but be always managed toescape, and joined his sweetheart. At length, at midnight, April 18, 181)1, while his brothers and guardians were chasing through the streets of Tucson in a cab in search of the pair, a quiet wedding ceremony was performed in a rear room of the Star office, and tho pledges of a quarter of a century were fulfilled. Within a few hours of the marriage Walker was torn from his wife, nnd under the adjudication of the California courts declared insane, placed in the Napa asylum, where he died three months later iv the arms of bis wife. The other claimants to the estate un dertook to invalidate the marriage by showing that Walker was insane at the time he contracted it. A number of witnesses were introduced. These pur ported to cover the time sinco Walker left his eastern home, in 1801, till tho day of his death. Upon his arrival in Arizona, early in the 00s, he abandoned civilized life and took up his residence with the Pima Indians. He was the first white man to settle among them, and being a person of education and above the ordinary ability, exerted a marked influence upon the They,, regarded him as one possessed oraluioßt supernatural powers. Walker had lived among the Pimas but a short time when he « - as elected chief with all the pomp and ceremony that attend Buch a ceremony among a barbarous people. Iv that capacity he led them in Beveral bloody anil success ful forays against the Yumas, Marico pas and the bloodthirsty Apacheß. He also formulated their language into > v alphabet. He reopened their canals and sought to arouse them to industry. In return for his services Walker was given the Vekal (grandmother) mine by the Indians. This is a rich silver prop erty and now forms a considerable) factor in the dispute at law. During Walker's life the Vekal was worked only after the primitive Indian methods. One of tbe points brought out in the court was that, long before and after Walker had been adjudged ins Hie, he frequently talked to his friends of "his Indian maiden," who, he said, was in the possession of the Mormons. He de clared that he intended to educate and make a lady of Juana. When in the custody of his guardians in Los Angeles he boasted that, noiwithetanding his exile from Arizona, he was constantly in communication with the territories through his Indian maiden, who kept him posted as to what Lis brothers were doing with his mining property. This evidence was offered for the pur pose of proving hallucination, and that the deceased had been affected with paresis, and for the purpose of overcom ing tbe presumption from the testimony of the plaintiff that she and Walker had Waste and Want. A waste of flesh and a want of digestion. These go to together. People who cannot as similate the food they swallow must of necessity lose bodily substance. To remedy this, render digestion easy and thorough with Uostetter's Stomach Bitters, a tonic famed the world over for its strength tna flesh yielding qualities. Appetite snd sleep are b:>th impaired by indigestion, which begets nervous symptoms, hesrtbarn, flatulence, ir regularity ot the bowels and palpitation of the heart -the Utter often being erroneously attrib uted to disease of that organ. All these mani festations disappear when the Bitters is re sorted to. Malaria, rheumatism, liver and kid ney trouble are effectually counteracted by this snperb corrective, which;is sot only effectual, but permanent. been betrothed since 1860. Much other evidence was offered concerning Walk er's connection with the Pimas, that his insanity might be established. The difficulty under which the plain tiff seemed to labor was a want of in formation concerning Walker'B life among the Indians. It was true that much that he had said appeared to be the vagaries of an insane man. If what be told was true there would necessarily be nothing to establish his insanity. But the plaintiff was not aware that his utterances were true. It was only known that he had lived among the Pimaß, and had been considered a sort of superhuman being. The mysterious Indian maiden had not been heard of except through Walker, and what he said was not explicit. Under these conditions the jury found iValker insane and declared tbe marriage in Tucson in valid. From this an appeal was taken to the supreme court. While tb is case was progressing there were attorneys in the case who believed that it was highly improbable that Walker had led the life of a celibate during bis residence among the Indians, and that perhaps the Indian maiden really existed. A search was begun and continued over several months. The girl, Juana Walker, daughter oi John D. Walker, and an Indian mother, was found at Mesa City, a Mormon colony, where Bhe lived under the protection of a Miss Rosette Pomeroy, a maiden lady. The girl is now 21 years old and the im age of her father. .She was placed under Miss Pomeroy's charge several years ago, and that lady has a quantity of letters from Walker acknowledging Juana as his child. These letters are tender missives,such as a father would inscribe to a child. Besides this evidence there have come forward witnesses, both among . ; the white and Indian residents of Pinal county, who claim to be witnesses to the tribal ceremonies which united John I). Walker and Juana's mother. The latter was always looked upon as the wife of their chief by the Pimas. It was further learned that while Walker was in custody in Los Angeles Juana did correspond with him and furnish him information regarding the condi tion of his mines and other property in Arizona. Walker, upon the occasion of his first seizure, was spirited away in the night. His departure was as mysterious to the average Indian mind aa was his advent 30 years before. For some time the Indians waited for his return, and then a priest brought tbe intelligence that he was dead. They yet believe that be will return. THE SCIENCE OF CHIME. A REOVLIKITT AND THE KULES GOVERNING CRIMINALS. What the Record of Arrest* Indicate. Evil-Doers Divided luto Clauses. The Value of Photographs to Detectives. Police statistics show that there is a regularity in crime and a method iv criminals. The record of arrests indi cate that there is a general average of crime and criminals each year, based on the increase of population. It shows that a certain per cent of what is called society goes astray into the crooked path and preys upon those who follow the narrow path. Reasoning from the records of the past, experienced detec tives predict that a certain number of crimes will be committed within a lim ited time, and each species of crime by a certain class or "specialists." Criminals have their "special lines," ao well as other people. Expert safe "crackers" like "old man Jimmy Hope" would not condescend to commit an ordinary burglary and take a few hun dred dollars from a till. Such men as he are at the top of their profession and undertake only difficult and scientific jobs, where there is a great amount of money, and, of course, a greater danger. The sleek and affable forger, as the Brothertons, whopoan among the swells and dudes, scorns the bank burglar mainly because he haa not the physical bravery to attempt such a daring deed. The ordinary burglar who works with "jimmy," drill and powder, considers himself a degree higher than the less skillful fellow who enters a house through a window and steals the pocket book of the sleeping occupant, and in turn he looks with contempt upon the pick-pocket, and this despicable thief refuses to associate with the petty thief who steals an overcoat or enterß a back yard aud walks away with a section of garden hose. As a certain proportion of tbe popula tion of a community must die within a stated period, so it seems a certain num ber of crimes must, or invariably are, committed within that time also, and each sepaiate crime iB committed in tbe same way'and with unerring regularity. After the criminal of this character is ar rested he is photographed and his picture is placed in what is known as the "rogues' gallery," together with the history of the criminal. Frequently the detectives are supplied with extra copies. Wherever these men go after leav ing the prison they are at once known. For instance, one of "Jimmy" Hope's bank-robber assistants visited Lis An geles a few months ago, no doubt with the intention of "locating" a safe to crack. Detective Benson carries, as souvenirs, the photographs of that gang. The ,'ellow saw that he was spotted and cut short his visit to a day and a half. Should a forgery for a largo amount of money be committed, and either one of the Brotherton gang of forgers be in the city at the time, Detective Bosqui would at once bring in that fellow; or should a belated citizen be "held up" and re lieved of bis watch, or some lady robbed of her diamonds, Detective Auble would look over his choice collection of crooks who make a specialty of these two dis tinct classes of crime, and if any of them were in the city they would be brought in, and in nine cases in ten he would have his man. There is a science in crime and a science in the detection of criminals. Implied Superiority, Kettle —I have ou the average six call ers every evening. Millloent —Oh, can you count yours? How nice that must be.—Chicago New* Uecord. Whittier, tho poet, it is reported, said to the doctors in attendance a day or two before his death, "You have dor." the best possible, and 1 thank you; but it is of no use—l am worn out," Fauna, At the drag store, a valuable package, worth its weight in gold. My hair has stopped falling and all dandruff has dis appeared ilneel found skookum root hair grower. Aek your drnggiat about it. Buggy robes, horse blankets at Foy'i old re liable saddlery house, 816 N. Los Angeles st. LOS ANGELES HERALD MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5, 1892. CITY ATTORNEY M'FARLAND. A llcview of His Sins of ymis sion anil Commission. The Condition of the, Cases of Which Statements Which Indicate Either Neg lect or Incompetency—Not the Of ficial Success That Ia Needed. Extracts from Kecord*. The present city attorney, Mr, McFar land, who is asking a third term, bases his claim to a re-election principally upon the fact that there are 18 cases pending in the superior court and eight in the supreme court in which tbe city is interested. This implies that he is the only attorney in Los Angeles capable of conducting these cases to a euccessful conclusion. But first, the statement itself is deceiving, whether it was intended to be so or not. This thing is true, however, that eeven of the eight caseß in the supreme court have been argued and submitted and nothing re mains to be done in reference to tbem by the city attorney. They are ea fol lows : Los Angeles Cemetery association vb. the city, tbe city vs. Dellail, Farm ers & Merchants bank vs. city, Los An geles Savings bank vs. city, Main-street bank vs. city, city vs. City bank, and Los Angeles Savings bank vs. city. That leaves only one case in the supreme court as a legacy for the new city attorney. And to say that one caße is sufficient to claim the retention of any incumbent in office, would be to make the office a life office and keep the city in mortal terror of an accident to or the death of the in cumbent. It is true there are 18 cases in the su perior court, not finally disposed of, though two (Smith vs. Glass, No. 15,492 and Bhepherd vs. Donegan, No. 10,075) are practically settled, but the condition of most of the balance is such as to cause the wonder if Mr. McFarland didn't have this argument in view a long time ago. Among them are: No. 14,853, the City ye. Southern California Railroad company, for to Bnena Vista street bridge. This was at issue. May 22, 1891, only five months after he was elected the last time, aud nothing has been done since—ovgr a year and a half. No. 15,533, Detiroot vs. City, was tried, tbe evidence closed September 27, 1592, and has been continued for argument live times and is still "pending." No. 16,437, City vs. Crystal Springs Water company, he says in an affidavit he cannot try until experimental sur veys have b?en made during a dry sea son ; yet a dry season has come and gone and still no survey and no trial has been hud. Iv No. 14,108, the City vs. Citizens' Water company, an action to forfeit the franchise of tlio Citizens' Water company, the first complaint was demurred to, the demurrer was con fessed, mi amended complaint filed, which was ako dernutred to and the de murrer was sustained December 31, 1891, and uothing haß been done sinca. No. 17,558, Vernon Irrigation company vs. City, haa probably been concluded so fur as the city is concarned, although the case is technically pending. In No. 16,861, the City vs. Freeman, nothing remains to be done except to argue a trival motion to retax cos's. No. 11,747, Mooney vs. the City, to restrain from grading stree,, was i«t issue March 7, IS9O, two years and nine months ago, and has been continued from time to time ever since. No. 12,497,Chi1ds ye. the City, was started, aud on March 24, 1890, two years and nine months ago, a demurrer was overruled and nothing done since. Another of his standing arguments. No. 13.390, City vs. Linde, the famous Temple-street grading case that dragged its weary length along so many months in couit, aud put so many property owners to expense in defending, is hung up until the legislature can pass a retro active law. No. 15,200, City vs. Tran tum, is also bung up waiting retroactive legislation. In the Third street ex-' tension matter, ordinance No. 235, drawn by the present city attorney, describes the exterior boundary of land to be be nefited, and to be assessed, as follows: "All lots and parcels of land fronting upon both sides of Third street from east line of Main street to the east line of Alameda street." This when there was no Third street there. Under this ordinance, as per re port of commissioners, the city was to an expense of $505, incurred before the report, and accrued liabilities, estimated at $133.59. Proceedings bad to be abandoned owing to this erroneous de scription. The new franchise granted by the council to the Los Angeles Terminal Railway company did not limit the rate of fares to be charged by the company within the city, as did tho old fran chise, and immediately upon its passage ■ For the Creation of a perfect Complexion, The favorite French Cosmetic. Appel's Complexion Cream J'radi catel Wrinkles, and gives to the Skin the Texture ot youth. 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In case No. 10,075, Shepherd vs. Donegan, in the superior court, which was a suit for an injunction in the matter of opening First 6treet, the in junction was gran ted because the city at torney did not first bring suit to ascer tain the damages, as the law requires. The mayor's message records, vol. 25, page 552, shows that proceedings there tofore taken in the matter of school bonds were legally bad, and the mutter had to be dono all over again. Now, from all these records (aud there is not a statement made above that is not a matter of record), is it not a natural conclusion that not only is Mr. McFarland's argument a subterfuge and a deception, but that Mr. McFar land is not the unprecedented success as city attorney that he would have the voters believe? THE ORANGE CROP. Estimate* Place the Total at Six Thousand Carload*. Estimates of fruit dealers put the orange ciop this season in Southern California at about 0000 carloads. Mr. Ilynes, the general freight agent of the Santa Fe company here, stated to a Hekald reporter yesterday that while his estimates did not quite reach that figure, it was very probable that the total would not be much if any under that amount. Last season's crop waß only about 3500 cars, but fully 1500 carloads were destroyed by the frost and high wind which played havoc in the early part of the season. The quality of the fruit this year is pronounced very high, and there is every indication that the market will be good aa regarda price and demand. A woman's aim is to look her best—but she'll never reach it without perfect health. For perfect health, take Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription. All the func tional irregularities and weak nesses that make life misera ble to women, are cured by it. It's a powerful, invigorating tonic, and a soothing and strengthening nervine—purely vegetable, perfectly harmless. 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