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TELEGRAPHER'S SECOND DISASTER MAN ON DUTY AT MENTOR WAS AT ASHTABULA TRAIN WRECKED SAME WAY Railroad Men Complained That Water Tank Obscured View of Switch, but Company Made no Change Special to Th« rteniM. CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 25.— As a result of Coroner Slgelsteln's efforts to solve the mystery of the open switch at Mentor, which was the cause of the wrecking of the Twentieth Century Limited last Wednesday, It was learned today that C. J. Minor, the telegraph operator on duty nt Mentor station, is the same operator who was in charge of the station at Ashtabula when another passenger train was wrecked. The wreck occurred four months ago and resulted In five deaths. The cir cumstances are identical with the dis aster at Mentor. Fireman Gorham gave the coroner this Information and also declared that railroad men have complained fre quently of the location of the switch stand of the siding because a water tank obscured clear view of It. No attention was paid to these complaints. WILL REBTORE SCHEDULE Eighteen Hour Train Will Run as Before By Associated Press. NEW YORK, June 25.— The 18-hour running schedule for the Twentieth Century Limited between this city and Chicago, temporarily abandoned fol lowing the wreck at Mentor, Ohio, will be restored tomorrow. The ■ following '■ announcement was made by President Newman of the New York Central: "The rigid investigation of the wreck on the Lake Shore road at Men tor, Ohio, which has been made by the officials of the Lake Shore company and by the state railway commissioner of Ohio, who with the chief inspector of railways for the state made a per sonal investigation at the scene of the accident, being shown conclusively that the accident was not caused by the speed of the train, It is now decided unnecessary to continue the slower schedule of the Twentieth Century train, the time of which was length ened pending a thorough investigation of the cause of the accident. Its schedule of eighteen hours . between New York and Chicago will be resumed Monday, the 26th." AMERICAN CONFIDENCE ''A" MEN INVADE ENGLAND Scotland Yard Detectives Given Much Trouble by the Visitors By Associated Press. LONDON, June 25.— During the past week the American invasion of Lon don has surpassed previous records. Every hotel is crowded and the princi pal ones are booked far In advance. With the increasing number of visi tors come a great number of suspic ious persons who have kept the secret service men busy. An inspector of Scotland yard said to the Associated Pres3 that he had been compelled to give many of these American suspects orders to leave England, but neverthe less reports are received daily of op erations of confidence men and card sharps. The inspector pointed out that pre viously American burglars had visited London during the season, but that now there was an Inundation of con fidence men. Strange to relate tha victims in almost every case are Amer icans who, It would be supposed, were acquainted with the operations of sharpers from their own country. Dur ing Ascot week numerous cases were reported to the police. STRIKE MAY INVOLVE - ALL UNION TEAMSTERS Thirty-Five Thousand Chicago Drivers May Join From Sym- By Associated Press. CHICAGO, June 25.— Unless the ref erendum vote to be taken by the strik ing teamsters tomorrow night results in the men agreeing to accept the terms of settlement offered by the em ployers, there Is a probability that the struggle may extend to a contest in volving all of the 35,000 union teamsters In Chicago. The conservative element will use every effort possible to check a sympathetic strike and the chances are said to be about even that they will be successful. AUSTRALIA WILL INVITE TAFT AND HI3 PARTY ]ly Associated Press. MELBOURNE, June 25.— The com monwealth government has decided to invite Secretary of War Tuft and mem bers of his famly and Miss Roosevelt to extend their tour from the Philip pines to Australia. Assurance is given that the secretary and his party win be cordially welcomed by all classes. PROMINENT FRENCH BANKER COMMITS SUICIDE By Associated Press. PARIS, June 25. — Qeorges Rodrtguen, the banker, has committed suicide. It is said the financier lost heavily in the recent sharp decline in Rentes. The liabilities of his bank are given at V.000.000. WILL BECOME GAS AND MET ER INSPECTOR TODAY W. F. JORDAN GAS INSPECTOR'S BOND WILL BE APPROVED TODAY FINAL ACT IN ESTABLISHING NEW DEPARTMENT Finance and Supply Committees Agree Upon Unstinted Allowance for Properly Equipping Office With Necessary Apparatus The appointment by Mayor MeAleor of W. F. Jordon to the position of gas and gas meter inspector as provided for In the now famous public utility ordinance marks another step towards the regulation of corporations dealing 1 in public utilities by the citlzc-ns of Los Angeles. Jordon's bond will bu approved by the council today. This will mark the formal establish ment and beginning of operations of a new department in the city govern ment. The ordinance creating the position was drawn at the instigation of The Herald. For live months The Herald fought persistently for, and at last secured, its adoption by the coun clf orer the mayor's' veto and r'lfrr measure became a "law. ' Thered tape of the civil service department was at last . unwound and the appointment made. Incidentally, Jordon 1 was the only man to successfully pass the ex amination. The finance and supply committees of the. council 'have already agreed that the now department shall be fitted up in the best possible manner as regards apparatus. A prominent member of the finance committee said: "We have created- the position and the appointment has been made. Now we believe that the best apparatus should be purchased and Jordon fitted up with everything- necessary in carry- Ing on his department and to aid him in the enforcement of the law." The list submitted by Jordon to the supply clerk Includes a photometer, meter prover and many articles used In chemical laboratories to be used In testing the candle power, heat units and analyzing the gas furnished to the citi zens of Los Angeles. Just what the cost of fitting up the department will be is not yet known, but the equipment promises to be ex pensive. The city fathers say, "We must have the best, the people's rights demand, it." Mr. Jordon Is a Stanford man, hav ing taken a course there especially to fit him for the business of making gas. Since leaving college seven years ago he has been Identified as manager or superintendent with the gas companies at Redlands, Riverside. San Bernar dino, Pomona and Whlttler. Mayor McAleer stated that, aside from the fact that he passed the! strin gent examination, Jordon comes highly recommended and in his opinion the city hasgalned a competent official. YOUNG WOMAN HAS EXPERIENCE WITH BURGLAR Seized and Choked, and Robbed of Her Money and Rings By Associated I'ross. SAN FRANCISCO, June 25.-Whlls two burglars were ransacking the house of Mrs. W. O'Connor early Sat urday evening they were surprised In their work by the entry of the two daughters, Misses Winifred and Frances O'Connor. The men stood still in the dark dining room with the evi dent intention of retreating undiscov ered but In searching for a match with which to light the pas Miss Winifred accidentally grasped the larger one by the hair, Horror-struck, she was about to yell to her sister to run for a police man, but her attempt to scream ended In a stifled sob, for one of the bur glars grabbed her about the waist and forced a handkerchief into her mouth. In the mean time the other seized her purse, containing $iv, and forced three rings from her hand. Miss Frances had heard the noise above and ran to ths street for help. It . was ten minutes later when the reinforcement Arrived and the burglars had . disappeared. They found Miss Winifred choked and .fainting.- *>:■ ><: ■•:-• ■ 7 ' LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, JUNE *6, 1905. COSSACKS KILL ENTIRE FAMILY (Continued from Tare One.) were wounded. In other streets proces sions of workmen were. dispersed. SUPPRESSES ALL NEWS 'St. Petersburg Authorities Smother All Mention of Poland Horror By Associated Press. , i.:,".,; ST. PETERSBURG, June 26, 3:35 a.' m.— Beyond the bare announcement that firing was again heard Saturday night In the Jewish quarter at Lodz, und that the Jews are leaving the city in great numbers, there is almost noth ing known about the situation at Lodz and the developments of Saturday and Sunday. Even an adequate estimate of the magnitude of Friday's fierce struggle in the streets and the extent of the casualties cannot be obtained here, as practically all telegrams ex cept brief and unsatisfactory messages to the agencies are held "up by ther in ternal censorship. The newspapers are i without Information and General Tre : poff's adjutant told the Associated Press that the chancellorle of police had nothing to communicate. Ambas sador Meyer Is also without news, though American consuls are under or ders to telegraph Immediately happen ings of Importance In their district. The lack of Information prevented any manifestation of feeling on the part of the workmen of St. Petersburg, many of whom are In sympathy with Social revolutionary doctrines, and for the same reason there is little discus sion In the clubs and cafes, most of the people not being aware that any thing unusual is happening in Poland. When the details become known it may be expected that the news will create the greatest depression tn all Industrial sections of Russia. In Poland itself, the events at Lodz may initiate an era of open resistance to the troops lasting for months. Be sides Lodz, Warsaw, Kallsch, Petra kovk and other manufacturing centers have been on the verge of anarchy for several months and disturbance similar to those at Lodz on a greater or small er scale are to be feared wherever and whenever military conditions give the slightest encouragement. TELEPHONE COMPANY FOILED BY WOMAN Mrs. Donahoe Places Child In Each Porthole and Turns Water on Police Special to The Herald. PITTSBURG, Pa., June 24.— Mrs. Patrick J. Donohoe yesterday declared that the Central District and Printing Telegraph company, which is erecting a new line In Hermitage street, should not surround her house with telephone wires and defied a large crew of work men, reinforced by the police. Holes, had been scooped out In front of her house for the poles, but as yet they have not been placed, and work has been postponed Indefinitely. For Mrs. Donohoe came off victori ous after the first skirmish. . She placed one of her children in each of the six holes and defied the workmen. The police were called to pull the youngsters from their cells but little Bridget Donohoe, with a garden hose, turned a stream of water out of a, Hecoiul story window, causing both bluecoats and telephone employes to beat a hasty retreat. Mrs. Donohoe still holds the fort and the holes have been filled in. "If the good Lord had sent a score of children to bless me it's every one I'd place in the holes that deface my property," she declared. "They want to stretch wires around my house. I'll not let them do It, No gentleman will act as these people be haved before a lone, defenseless wo man." Five thousand bottles of wine, two milch' caws and thlrty-dz guinea pic* •re among. the household effects of the late Bmlle Zola which are advertised for public sale iv Paris* BLESS WALLS OF MONROVIA CHURCH BISHOP CONATY AND PRIESTS LAY CORNER STONE MANY SPECTATORS PRESENT New Catholic Edifice Is Gift of Lewis Bradbury and Sisters In Mem ory of Deceased Parents Special to The H.rmrt. MONROVIA, June 25.— At the Junc tion of the Duarte lands and Monrovia limits today, the stnnes and walls of a beautiful Romnn Catholic church were blessed by Bishop Thomas Con aty, who laid the corner stone. This is the gift of Lewis Bradbury and his sisters, Mrs. J. W. Winston and Mrs. I.' H. Polk, to the church and Is given In memory of their mother and father. It stands upon a corner of six acres of fine land, which go with the gift, and when completed the church will <of>t $35,000. The generosity of these devout Christians will attract to this region the attention of the church and eventually an academy of learning will find its place on the grounds. The bishop und officiating priests, among them Father J. J. Sheehy, pas tor, formed a procession from the house of the pastor and entered the doorway, which was between walls al ready fifteen feet in height. They proceeded to the nltar, at the point of wnlch was placed the cross, and chants were sung. They emerged to the front of the church and in the presence of over a thousand people, the bishop laid the corner stone. He used a silver trowel presented by the pastor, and the bishop In turn gave to Lewis Bradbury as a. souvenir of the gift. There was placed in the cornerstone a, parchment with an Inscription in Latin, a copy of the Monrovia News, the local paper. Medal of Pius X and various medals and coins. The parch ment gave the names of the different spiritual and temporal rulers. Pope Pius X, the bishop of Monterey and Los Angeles, .the parish priest, the president of the United States and governor of California. It recites that the cornerstone was laid In the pres ence of a large assembly, both lay and clerical, and that many of the family of Mrs. Slmona Bradbury, in whose memory the church was given, were present. The donors of the church are the children of L. L. Bradbury, who died In 1892, and the mother was a native of. Mexico, her maiden name being Simona Martinez. The Bradbury block of Los Angeles was built by L. L. Bradbury, and the Tajo block by Mrs. Bradbury, who was left a widow and followed her husband to the grave In 1902. She was a devoted Catholic and made generous gifts to the va rious church causes. Among the fam- ily present was Lewis Bradbury, Mrs. J. W. Winston and her children, Mar ion, Louise, Rosarlo, Jamia and Lawrence; Mrs. I. H. Polk and her children, Hllliard and Vickey, and I H. Polk and J. W. Winston. The priests who assisted were Fath er Raphael Fuhr and Father T. F. Fahey, cantors; Rev. C. Malony of St. Agnes', Rev. J. J. Cllffor.. of St. Thomas', Rev. M. Hartnett of St. Mary's, Rev. James O'Callaghan, Santa Monica; Rev. Emll Gerardl. Pasadena; Rev. M. P. Scanlan of Shorb, Rev. S. Zaro, C. M., St. Vin cent's; Rev. J. A. Reardon of the Cathedral, Rev. J. Hardnetz of Gar vanza. CAME HOME TO FIND COW'S UPPER FRONT TEETH GONE Then Mrs. 'Moore, Once a New Yorker, Tried in Vain to Find One That Had Them Special to The Herald. PORT JERVIS, June 25.— Mrs. M. J. Moore, of New York, bought a houso at Montlcello five years ago and fitted it up In fine style. She bought a horse, chickens and a cow. The cow was of high breed and cost a snug sum. When Mrs. Moore went to New York" recently for a short stay she left her brother In charge of the place. He fed the cow a hot mash on the recommen dation of a neighbor. Next day he was astonished to find that she had no up per front teeth. Upon Mrs. Moore's re turn she was much incensed that her brother should have been fooled into feeding the. cow the hot mash and de stroying her upper teeth. "Poor Bossy!" she said; "how will she eat now?" She sold the cow and went about to find another. Much to her astonish ment she found that very cow she saw had no upper front teeth. "They all must have been fed hot mash," said she. Sh« told her troubles to George Armstrong, a veterinary. "Why," Mr. Armstrong told her, "no cow has upper front teeth." Mrs. Moore bought Bossy back. COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE ' ARMY STORES SCANDAL LONDON, June 25.— The following have been appointed members of a commission to Inquire Into the South African army stores scandal: Justice Farwell of the High Court of Justice, chairman; Sir Oeorge Dash« wood, Taubman Ooldte of the privy council; Field Marshal - Blr deorge White, governor of Gibraltar; Blr Francis Mowatt, a member of the sen* at* . of the . University of London and 6a mv el H, Mor ley. former governor of the Bank of England. NEVADA GETS NEW SMELTER COMPANY TO ESTABLISH BIQ PLANT WILL BE ERECTED AT LIDA Railway Under Construction to Gold. ' field Being Rushed With All Possible Speed— Building Boom Is Revived Special to The Iteraid. OOI..DFIELD, Nev., June 26.— A feinelter for southern Nevada Is now as sured. This fart la made known through the announcement of the Nevnda Ore Purchasing, Smelting and Refining company, a corporation recently formed by San Francisco, Seattle and Honolulu cnpltnliets. The company's plant Is to be located nt Llctn, the old mining camp lying south and west of Gold- Held. Forty years ago Llda was a thriving camp nml produced millions In silver. Within the past few months It has experienced a wonderful revival and there Is promise of even greater prosperity than Avaft known in the pulniy days of the '60s. Old mines which had laid lrlle for decades wore reOpened, new ones were discovered, a new townslte was laid out, n bank was Incorporated, a news paper was established and the old camp has now grown from a population of forty to nearly 600. Not Stock Jobbers Those chiefly Interested In the enter prise are C, F. Bernard and W. H. Men denhall of the Thanksgiving mine', George A. Bethune. for many years as sociated with the Amalgamated Copper Interests; Judge G. D. Gear and George S. McKenzle of Hawaii. The company Is organized under the laws of South Dakota and has a capital of $10,000,000, divided Into 1,000,000 shares. As the parties interested are all men of large means, no stock will be offered for sale to the public, which is a still further evidence of the fact that the concern means to do business rather than, float a stock jobbing scheme. Orders for material have already been placed and the work will be rushed rapidly toward completion. The plant will have a capacity from the first of 250 tons daily, and will be constructed so as to In crease the volume of ores treated to 500 a day when necessary. The company has already contracted with the owners of the Florida, the Wisconsin, the Brown Hope, Centen nial, Blue Dick, Lida Belle and other properties for ore on their respective dumps which will provide 200 tons a day for at least six months without drawing upon the reserve ores in these properties. Careful estimates Indicate that the smelter will be able to treat ores running as low as $12 to the ton within the vicinity of Lida. The New Western Reduction company of Goldfl^-5, which has been sinking wells in the vicinity of the Montezuma district, has struck an abundance of water, and will at once begin piping It across the Malapal to its plant here, thus effectively solving the water prob lem so far as that company Is con cerned. Railroad Construction Progresses After a lull of a few weeks, Goldfleld is now experiencing a revival of the activities which characterized the camp six months ago. The work on the broad gauge railroad is being rushed with all possible dispatch, and the work on the station, freight house and other buildings at the terminal here has be gun. It is promised that the first train will come In before the first of August unless there is some unforseen mishap, and that regular trains will run Into camp dally one month from that time. Three portentous stone buildings, each three stories high, will be com pleted within the month— the Nixon building, which will house the Nye & Ormsby County bank; the Fessler block and the new Goldfleld hotel, which is being constructed with Los Angeles capital and which will be the handsomest and most costly hostelry in the state. The Silver Bow country Is just now attracting much attention in this sec tion, and a rush has begun to that country, which lies about forty-five miles to the north and east of Gold fleld. Several rich strikes are reported from that district, which has Just been organized and already the camp has a population of upwards of 300. Report has it that shipping ore, which means that it must run at least $150 to the ton, has been uncovered a few feet beneath the surface upon two or three claims, and arrangements are now being made to send out a shipment within a short time. The region Is supplied with an abundance of wood and water, which will make it all the more attractive. J DEMAND CHICKEN AND - NAPKIN FOR DOG Mrs. Hoyt Said to Have Sent for Spec- ialist When Animal • Was Sick Special to The Ilartld. TIFFIN, Ohio, June 25.— 1n the trial of the case in which relatives of Mrs. Charlotte Hoyt contest her will, which left to Judge Bunn, her, attorney, the bulk of her eiitate, it was contended that Mrs. Hoyt was eccentric. ' > The Shawan hotel chef testified to day he was required to serve Mrs. Hoyt's dog a whole chicken each meal with spotless napkin and side dishes. The dog later became 111 and Mrs. Hoyt summoned by telephone a New York specialist, who came to Tiffin to treat the animal. . When the shah of Persia -visits Kurop« fresently he will have in his suit* forty liree persons, four of them doctors. ■ _ amusenots_^ ~~~ *-**.nTtf-II?ITM iPRINO STRSKT, B«twton Second Md Third [\HJPtit.UJU Both Phone* 1447. =r=^«Modern Vaudeville^ — Week Commencing Tonight FORD A GEHRUE and Ten Data? Girls, Latest Dancing Novelty; WM. GOULD, Broadway's Favorite Singing Comedian, assisted by Valeska Buratl; SMITH A COOK, "Two Millionaires"; FRED HURD, Digital Dexterity; SHIELDS A PAUL, Lariat. Experts; Orpheum Motion Pictures; MARVELOUS MERRILLS. Cyclists; Last Week of LA JOLIB TITCOMB and the EMPIRE CITY. QUARTET. Prices 10c, 25c, 50c. Matinees Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday. QRJWD OPERA HOUSE ™ r 3&3^vJS^&s\ The ULRICH STOCK COMPANY Presents ACROSS THE PACIFIC... Jntrtxiiirlnit Company & 7th TtPKltnent, Nntlotm! Guard, fine tho sensational fluht In the ntncknde, nhowtnff machine gun in notion. Matinee Sunday, Tuesday, Batur- rtay, in mid 25c. Kvenlngß. 10. 2ii. Eflc. Next work— "Only n Shop <»rl." *T% 17/ avrn TZJV tITVO BELASCO, MATRB * CO.. Proprietors LfJc. L.St*Ms\J 1 JTI C.JT I L.t\_ Phones: Main S380; Horns 267 JLJf COMMENCING TONIGHT-Rlchard Harding Davis' Great American play— Soldiers of Fortune Presented hy tho Belnsco Theater Stock Company with WHITE i . WHITTLES EY "Soldiers of Fortune" Is unquestionably the best American play that has been writ* ten during the last decade. It in tho best work of the best American writer. Next week— The Immortal romance, "The Lndy of Lyona." JLfOROSCO'S B URBJiMK THEATER SIX p h " n ll . n . <l ia™ AIN '"* "Standing room only at both performances yesterday." TONIGHT! Only thin week! Big matinee Saturday! :-: "Mizpah" A Story of Esther :-: Ella Wheeler Wlloox and Luscombe Searelle's biblical drama. Matlneea every Sun- day and Saturday, 10 and 25c, no higher. Kvenings. 10, 26, 35, 50c. Next week— "The . Red. AVhlte and nine." A. O. V. W. night, Friday, June 80. CHUTES Every Afternoon and Evening GRAND OPEN AIR CONCERTS BY DONATELLI'S ITALIAN BAND. VISIT THB AUGMENTED ZOO. HOUSE OP TROUBLE. CAVE OF THE WINDS. LAUGHING GALLERY. KTC. TRY A RIDE ON THE ROLLER COAST- ER. MINIATURE RAILWAY; SWING THB CIRCLE, SHOOT THE CHUTES! ADMISSION 100. ■■■ ' . :- . '_^! 10 BIRD HATS, SAYS MISSOURI NEW LAW BRINGS WOE TO THE WOMEN MILLINERS LOSE MILLIONS Feathers as Feminine Adornment May Cost Heavy Penalty if Game Warden so Rules Special to The Herald. ST. LOUI3, June 25.— The millinery jobbers in this market, whose business Is estimated at $8,000,000 a year, are greatly agitated over the way in which Game Warden J. H. Hodes of Sedalia will execute the Walmsey law, passed by the legislature ninety days ago and which goes into effect tonight at 12 o'clock. "While the law was intended to pre serve the fish and game of the state, it bears heavily on the millinery trade, because It absolutely prohibits a fowl or any parts of it to be exposed for sale. This provision will, If strictly enforced, affect the market within the next two years to the extent of nearly $3,000,000, for under it plumage of birds cannot be used on women's hats. Will Abide by Law Washington avenue milliners, who emphatically declare that they will abide by the law, also believe that the law will affect the millnery Indus try from an artistic viewpoint. One of them said tonight: "We will be forced to create new millinery designs out of other material, in view of the possibility that we will be unable to use certain plumage and feathers." The wholesale milliners declare that they are in the dark because of the prolonged reticence of the state game warden. Mr. Rodes was in St. Louis several days ago, and when asked by a prominent milliner as to how he would interpret the law, declined to reply, saying it would be premature to do so, in view of the fact that there was no auch statute at the time of the Inter view. It is expected that Warden Hodes will give out his Interpretation and method of enforcement In the next few days. Arrest Faced by Woman Section 53 of the law says: "All sheriffs, deputy. sheriffs, marshals, con stables and other peace officers are hereby declared to be ex-offlclo game and fish wardens." It Is humorously pointed out that this sectloln empowers a Str Louis policeman to arrest any woman with a "game or wild bird," or any of Its parts, on her hat. A peculiar situation also arises from the fact that Richard Hanlon, who is both president of the Richard Hanlon Millinery company and a member of the metropolitan police commission, will be compelled by this section to en force the law as a police commissioner against himself as a milliner. Milliners say the price of hats will not be affected by any kind of enforce; ment, however strict. There is no in clination to dodge the law In any way, but the situation will be met by creat ing new designs made of other material. Los Angeles now claims 200,000 In habitants, according- to the figures based on the school census . for t ho present year. The increase has been very rapid. The population . In 1903 was 136.915; In 180*. 169.533, and la 1905, 801.319.' ■ " ' • NORDICA PLEADS FOR CHAUFFEUR SINGER APPEARS IN POLICE COURT . [I TALKS WITH "BATTERY DAN"; Opera Star Quite Sure Her Automo bile Did Not Exceed Legal Speed Limit— Gives Ball _ for Man Special Cable to Ths Herald. NEW YORK. June 25.— Magistrate "Battery Dan" Finn, after disposing of his usual crowd of "drunk and disor derlies" yesterday morning, in the-Jef ferson Market police court, talked with a richly gowned woman who appeared to plead for her chauffeur, arrested for exceeding the speed limit. Not until he read of It in the afternoon news papers did "Battery Dan" know that his fair visitor was Mme. Lillian >Nor dica, the opera star. ■■?.;■.'; "- r "I wouldn't recognize King Edward himself In this court," said the mag istrate afterward. "I didn't catch the name that the clerk called out when she came to the railing. But they all look alike to us here, and even if ' 1 didn't know it was Mme. Nordlca' I am sure she got justice. She's a fine woman, quite unlike > our , customary callers." Mme. Nordlca's. opinion of "Battery Dan" Is summed up in the words. "He's just lovely." "I am sure," said she, "that when he hears all about this case he will decide that my chauf feur was blameless. I disliked going ; to court this morning very much,' but ('. I wanted to do what I could to help." my man out." .^i.". The chauffeur is Louis Durassel : "of . No. 271 West Thirty-eighth street. The green touring car owned by the prlnia.' ! donna was whirling her up Seventh avenue when, near the corner of Twen ty-eighth street Policeman Renssalaer arrested Durassel. While the car's horn was not "honking," It was no-, ticed that ths handsome woman in the dovecolored gown was blowing a tiny whistle. She told the policeman that she was: Mme. Nordlca, and that she was posl-: tlve that they had not been exceeding the speed limit. But Renssalaer ar rested the chauffeur. "May I address the court?" she said as she timidly stepped before' stern "Battery Dan." "Certainly," replied the court. '■•'.. "I am the owner of this automobile,": she said, "and was In it at the time this young man was arrested. I have been going up and down the avenue every day for some time, and I am'al-' ways careful that the speed laws are: not Infringed. This morning I was es pecially careful, as the horn of the ma- ' chine was out of order. I had* a dotf whistle, which I blew when necessary* The street was crowded, and we werl going slowly." "Well," ■ replied the magistrate, i;. "Renssalaer is a good officer and hoa a reputation for accuracy.' I will have to hold the prisoner for trial. How ever, I will make his bail »50." Mme. Nordlca furnished ball, offer-.' Ing personal and household : property in her house, No. 121 Madison avenue, as security. When the bail bond, had' been signed, the singer turned to ."Battery Dan" and asked: "Does it ever happen that the auto-" moblllst U in the right?" "Sometimes they are. madam," ro* piled the magistrate . courteously. "Well, I, am sure this was on* of the times." said Mme. Nordic*.