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M'CLURE WILL ESCAPE GALLOWS DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT Man Who Shot One and Stabbed An. other It Reprieved at Eleventh ".*-.' Hour by Governor Pardee Throußh the Intervention of the Judges of the supreme court the sen tence of death recently passed upon John McClure of Los Angeles wns yes terday commuted to life imprisonment. McClure was to have been hanged at Snn Quentln, May 8. Just why the change was made is rot fully stated by the supreme court Judges except that the old miner had always borne a reputation for gentle ness and did not kill Zodlcoft and Jerry O'Shea until nfter he hnd been Jeered and made sport of nnd had been driven to the rash deed. McClurß was a peculiar type of the old western Bchool. He spent his time quietly and finally started away to the mines. Before he went he sold a horse and wagon to Zodlcoff, a livery stable keeper. In an argument over the halter the old miner shot and killed the stableman nnd his assistant. Mc .Clure surrendered himself, escnpo be ing impossible because of his being a cripple. The following dispatch from Sacra mento received late last night tells the change of sentence In detail: Judges Recommend Change • Upon the recommendation of Chief Justice Bentty nnd Associate Justice ■ Shaw, Governor Pardee hns commuted Ito life Imprisonment the death penalty ;of John McClure. the crippled old prospector who, In December, 1904, at Los Angeles; shot nnd killed two sta blemen, Zodlcoff and p'Shen. ', The shooting' grew out of a dispute over a halter which McClure claimed ■was not Included ln the sale to Zodlcoff of his horse and wagon. The old man visited the "stable several times to de mand his halter, but was put off and made sport of each time by Zodlcoff and O'Shea. On his last visit, smart- Ing under the supposed wrong' done him and goaded to frenzy by tho treat ment received at the hands of the sta blemen, he shot both his tormenters. .In a letter to the governor Judge Beatty reviews the facts of the crime and concludes that the ense is not on« in which the extreme penalty should be meted out. Says Crime Provoked i Judge Shaw strongly, urges the com mutation. In his letter to the gover nor he says: ; "The shooting of Zodicoff was very much palliated by the fact that It. wns done under extreme ' provocation by Zodicoff himself; that as O'Shea had previously joined In the jeering at the old man, he naturally supposed that O'Shea was assisting- Zodlcoff and at tributed O'Shea's actions to a desire to attack,', and being still controlled by the rage into which he had been thrown by Zodlcoff's goadings and in the frenzy to which human nature is subject when once so aroused, he turned his weapons upon O'Shea. His subsequent stabbing of O'Shea, while they were down, may or may not have been done in resisting O'Shea's attack. but the most that can be said is that Jt was done In' the heat of passion pre viously provoked In' -him, in the ringer of battle, so to speak, and 'riot coolly or deliberately. Bears Good Reputation "But the crime of murder so commit ted is not the kind that calls for the Infliction of the dealth penalty. The only recourse to correct the error of the. jury is the pardoning power. I most earnestly urge the commutation of his sentence so. that he hn impris oned for life. I am informed that he has- nrevlously hornf a good reputa tion for peace and quietness and is not the brutal and ' vicious person who would commit a double murder without provocation or compunctions of con science. There was certainly nothing in "the evidence to indicate such viclousness." There were filed with the governor affidavits by trustworthy persons in Arizona nnd in Los Angeles to the ef fect that before the shooting of Zodi coff and O'Shea McClure had never been in any trouble, but had always been a peaceable, kindly old man. POSTMASTER FLINT GOES AFTER MORE SINEWS forms one of delegation to mVstic shrine Proceeds Later' to Washington to Secure Appropriation for Postal Service— Growth of Malls Makes Increased Facilities Necessary Postmaster Flint will start for Chi cago Thursday to attend the meeting of the Imperial council of the Mystic Shrine. After the meeting he will go on to Washington, where he will make an ef fort to have the appropriation for the Los Angeles postoffice increased. He also will try to secure an adjust ment of salaries, additional carriers, and the establishment of several new substations. , The business of the local postoffice has Increased to such an extent that additional money and facilities have been made absolutely necessary. Mr. Flint will be accompanied as far as Chicago by. Leo Youngworth, who g-oes to attend the .Shrine meeting. Other Angelenos who will attend the Imperial council are Fred Hlnes, W. D. Stevens, Perry Weidner,- P. W. Jeffries and W. W. Lovett. ■ " » /I^^SHIRTS r~\/ are given firjt plice. They , v— '^ , please the dealer ind utiify iho wtaier. In whito | and color-Uit fabric* $1.00 and $1.25 ClvhTT, Peaboiih & Co, lMtgmt tititn at Ooll&n «a Hhirtj la |U WorMi mammmmm—mmmmmmmuM VETERAN WHO KILLED TWO ESCAPES GALLOWS JOHN McCLURE IOSES A PINE PANAMA BUT GAINS HALE A DOZEN KITTENS STENOGRAPHER HAS SERIO COMIC EXPERIENCE Places New Summer Tile in Closet and Mother Cat Appropriates Hat for Purposes of Her Own Among the thousands of young men of Los Angeles who are walking tho streets resplendent in light clothes and straw hats there is just one of that great number who, alone and dejected in the clerk's office of the appellate court,' dally mourns the loss of a mag nificent panama and refuses to be com forted.. ' ; ■'r.'Wr. '-7: The man Is James Crumrlne, other wise known as "Jim," a young benedict of Los Angeles who is stenographer for the appellate court. Crumrlne has al ways been known for his love of fine cats, but that love has ceased to exist and "Jim" awaits the time when he will again be happy with his straw sky piece. Crumrine secured several fine cats and took them to his home. His "eatery" prospered and the young stenographer was happy. Then came spring and with it warm weather. "Jim" bethought him of a nice hat wherewith to adorn himself. After much consideration he bought a "panama," the kind marked several dollars at least. When he took tho tile home all the neighbors were in vited to see it. But the rain came and the clouds CARS BLOCKED HIS VIEW Now Father Sues Railroad Because His Son Was Killed by Engine J. M. Byers filed suit for $5160 dam ages against the Santa Fe railroad, ac cusing the employes with having run down and killed his son. Ray Byers was killed April 2. The young man was employed as a gravel digger In the Lob Angeles river bed and was driving, his team across the Santa Fe tracks when a yard engine crashed into the wagon and hurled him fifty feet, killing him almost in stantly. The father alleges the railroad com pany was careless in allowing a num ber of freight ars to stand on the tracks at the Seventh street crossing, thus blocking the view. BETHLEHEM TENDERS RECEPTION TO REFUGEES Decidedly unique and successful was the reunion and reception given the San Francisco refugees at Bethlehem Institutional church laßt evening. The parlors were crowded with friends of the church, relief workers and many of the refugees, who had helped at the church at the time of their arrival from the stricken cities. Addresses were made by C. C. Des mond, in behalf of che general relief committee: Mrs. Nelsser, woman's re lief committee; Mrs. Gibbs, employment committee, and Rev. Dana W. Bartlett, who extended the hospitality of the church and institutional hotel for the comfort and welfare of the refugees. An excellent program was rendered by some of the best known artists from San Francisco. Mrs. Howard and Dr. Molllca gav« piano solos and Mr. De Rosa of Re pone's Italian opera company gave two selections from Italian opera. Mrs Cr.rlotta Boff a gave vocal selections and Miss Bertha Boffa gave violin solos. Master Ralph fialnaburg, who gave a violin solo, was the o:.ly contributor on the program who did not come from San Francisco. Following the program a delightful Informal time was had. DENTISTS RECEIVE DIPLOMAS The college of dentruty of the uni versity of Southern California held th» conferring of degrees last night at Simpson auditorium on Hope street. President George F. Bovard, A. M., D. D., presented the diplomas. In all thera were twenty-six graduates. Th« amphitheater was decorated In green, and re<l, with I lie luslgnia '"08" in a bed of (lowers tit the back of the sUge., ■■ •'..,.,.'" ,'i » .' ■ Addresses were made by the president LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 1, 1906. drifted and the hat was put away In the top of a closet. Two days ag. the weather became warm again and Crumlne bethought him of that hat. He forgot where he put It and it required an extra day to remember. Yesterday he looked out of tha win dow and saw the fine sunshine and started for the closet to get his hat. He had Intended to look for one of his cats which had strayed away, but he gave up the Idea in order" to enjoy a stroll wfth that new hat. He flung open the door of the closet and tried to reach the hat. It had been pushed baekjn the corner of the upper shelf, and he got a chair and stood on it. Then he stopped. A plaintive "meow" came from the dark corner and then a succession of little grunts and whines and Crumrlne was startled. Then he began to see better in the dark and he noticed the head and paws of his pet lost cat sticking above the rim of the panama. The fine straw wrig gled a,nd cracked, and the "meows" be came Insistent. With great care Crumrlne reached over the felt inside that hat and then well, the neighbors flocked to the house to hear the language. The fire depart ment was held in readiness to hurry to the place, for the air was "blue." There were six of the dearest, cutest, sweetest little cats Just one day old and still with their eyes shut and all were enjoying a breakfast when Crum rlne interfered with the feast. Only the quick wit of people In the house saved the cats, for they were about to go out of the window when a rescue party arrived. Now Crumrlne Is saying things to himself about his fine panama, while In the dark corner of the closet, with a few rags on the bottom, lies the costly panama and the kittens daily enjoy remps with that fine white straw. and , several of the university faculty.' The program was also made up of mu sical selections. . Those who received their degrees: Henry Frederick Boeckman, John Hiram Boege, Anson Ralph Brown, Leo Wentworth Burdette, Stacy Wendell Clapp, Garrett James Crandall, John Howell Darby, William Manna Poster, Edgar Eugene Goff, Clyde Lafayette Holcomb, John Copel Hopkins, Robert Braxton Houston, James Amos Justice, John George Kanouse, jr., Campbell Parrls Kineaid, Richard Carlson Lane, Richard Crooks Lockwood, Charles Olney Mcßean, William Henry Mcßean, James David McCoy, Thomas Wheeler McKenzfe, Lawrence Eberhurd Nichols, James Albert Oates, Vincent Adelbert Rossiter, Alden John West, Frederick Stephen McDonald. srjSS NUPTIALS FORM SEQUEL TO GRAND CANYON ROMANCE As a sequel to a Grand canyon ro mance which had its beginning three years ago, J. M. Gouldlng of the Grand View hotel at Grand canyon, and Miss Stella Rose, a graduate of Stanford uni versity, were married'yesterday in Pas adena at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Blaney. The Rev. Dr. Mere dith of the Congregational church offi ciated. Only the most intimate mem bers of the family were present. After the marriage ceremony Mr. Goulding and his bride came to Los An geles and took apartments at the Lan kershim hotel, where they will remain for a few days. Their honeymoon will take them to the most Interesting points of Southern California, after which they will return to the Grand View hotel, as the summer tourist season Is Just open ing there. Three years ago Mr. Goulding estab lished the Grand View hotel, which pre vious to that time was a deserted house. The first summer that Mr. Gouldlng had charge of the hotel Mlsb Stella Roaa visited the canyon and stopped at the hotel for several days. During that time the pair het-aine much attached to eaoh other and the wedding yesterday was the result of the friendship that grew warmer each year. Mrs. Gouldlng Is one of the best known young women of Oakland and other cities In California. She wa» graduated from tho Stanford university with the claßß of 1899. Since that time she linn taught In that Institution and for a long time wbh In charge of the young women's gymnußlum. The past year she spout In traveling about the country. Today Mr. and Mrs. Oouldlng will visit the many beaches. Although liv ing not farther away .than Grand View, Ariz., Mr. Guoldlng has seen the Pacific ocean but once before. JUDGES PREPARE TO RESET CASES SUPERIOI^COURT WILL SIT ON MONDAY All Civil Cases Will Be Reset on Mon. day— Next Day Law and Motion Calendar! Will Be Heard The first stop In Himivfillltiß tlie legal tangle Ofcnslnnrd by tho hnlidnys wns tnken yentcrdHy when Jihlko Conrcy, presiding Jihlrp nf iho superior Court, ordered thai nil Judges meet ln ilopnrt mont !) or the superior court Monday to discuss the situation. The following noilce wns posted by the Judge's dork. "nellPVliiK that Monday, Juno 4, 1908, will not be n holiday the judges of the superior court of I^os Angeles county mnko the following- announce ment: "At 10 o'clock n. m. nn Juno 4, the judges will nit en bnnc in the court room of dopartme|it n for th« purpose of resrttinjr for trlnl all civil ruses on the trial calendar which shall have been passed hy reason of the present series of holidays. "On . Tuesday, June "., 10$G, the law nnd motion calendars will be heard In the Severn 1 departments at 10 o'clock n. m. All matters beloiißlnp to the law and motion calendars which have been filed during the holidays nnd prior to June 5 will be placed on (lie calendars for June fi, following the other matters now on said calendars. "Jury trials will begin In department 1 on the morning of June 4." NURSES GET DIPLOMAS AT CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL The «?lf?hth nnnunl commencement of the School of Nurses of the Califor nia hospital wns held at Blnnchartl hall last evening, when twelve nurses were grH diluted from the Institution. There was a lnrge attendance and the nurses presented a pretty appearnnce as they sat upon the platform, attired In whit p. Dr. Walter Lliulley announced the opening- of the exercises. , - Rev. W. S. Young, pastor of the Knox Presbyterlnn church, offered the invocation, which was followed by or chestra music. Dr. Lindley referred to the untimely death of Dr. Charles Taggart In San Francisco upon introducing District Attorney J. D. Fredericks, who deliv ered an Instructive address to the grad uates. He said: "The great idea of the work of a nurse is to do it well. The field is open for great development. The work is much divided into specialties. Time was when the physician was the nurse, doctor and all. But now it is all changed. The nurse has her duties as well as the physician and she is at his right hand for work and is trained to •do It successfully. "Your responsible positions as nurses bring you in contact with many rough places and much depends upon your success by the preparation you have made and the determination you main tain In the prosecution of your work." District Attorney Fredericks con tinued in a helpful address to the grad-. uates. ■• Dr. M. L. Moore read an interesting paper in behalf of the faculty of the hospital. This was followed by a few remarks by Dr. F. T. Blcknell, president of the board of directors, and the de livery by him- of the diplomas to the following graduates: Miss Minnie Allen, Los Angeles, Cal.; Miss Carolyn Arnold, Portland, Ore.; Miss Ruth E. Arnold, Portland, Ore.; Miss Inez Gayle Blackledge, Pomona, Cal.; Miss Edna Carter, Anaheim, Cal.; Miss Margaret Henze, Los Angeles, Cal.; Miss Katherine McKay, Saticoy, Cal.; Miss Sue C. Miller, Los Angeles, Cal.; Miss Pauline M. Sudow, New York City, N. Y,j Miss Gertrude Tuck er, Sierra Madre, Cal.; Miss Ida West over, Indianapolis, Ind.; Miss Margaret J. Willis, Etiwanda, Cal. The following nurses, in uniform, acted as ushers: Misses Mary ffew kirk, Bertha Gilbert, Bessie Hughes, Laura Cochran, Lillian Bartels, Ethel Doherty. Mae Cresse, Alice Robinson, Emma Mulvey, Stella McDowell, Theo Pickett, Victoria King. Following the exercises a reception was held at the California hospital, fol lowed by a dance at the home of Dr. K. D. Wise, 1351 South Grand avenue. VICTIM BLAMES MOTORMAN Suit for $25,750 damages was filed yesterday in the superior court by Mrs. Louise Shepard against the Los An geles railway co.npany. Mrs. Shepard allege3 that on May 15 she boarded a Maple avenue- car and asked the conductor to stop . the car at Twenty-fifth street. She charges that she was carried three blocks beyond her destination and that when she tried to alight the motorman stopped the car, then start ed It suddenly, and she was thrown to the ground and sustained painful injuries. WAKE ENDS DISASTROUSLY Mrs. Petra Hidalgo, a Mexican woman, was severely burned at the Hidalgo home, corner of Sixteenth and Alameda streets, late last night. A Mexican wake, a little too much liquor and a large bonfire were the causes of the woman being burned, it is said. The woman became hilarlus and ap proached the fire, which caught her skirts. As s»he tried to extinguish the flames her hair caught fire. Her shoul ders were badly burned. Her Injuries are painful, but the police surgeons believe not fatal. M^SI /W^" good whiskey is abso!ute t|ffjfl l>£f£W*&*W P urit y and thorough "JHfJESSE; MoS^WHISKEfS has all the.good points a good || tiT~ whiskey could have. 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Ground Floor 315 South Hill Street WOMAN PLEADS TO SHE BLAKE IN BOSTON SHE INTERCEDES FOR PRISONER Having Followed Man She Loves to California She Precedes Him East to Stifle Prosecution of Possible It was learned laat night that Thomas AV Blake, alleged embezzler of i $10,000 worth of securities, belonging to Hornblower & Weeks of Boston, did not meet his mysterious young woman friend at' the Arcade ■ station Wednes day afternoon, but traveled alone in the company of the Boston Inspectors. It was; asserted by a police official that "Mrs. May Richards" went to Boston last week with an expressed in tention of settling the amount of Blake's alleged defalcation. If- the handsome young woman is the Boston woman whose name has been coupled with Blake's, as has been in timated in eastern dispatches, it is said that she is easily able to make good the alleged shortage. "When Blake left Boston, April 30, n. beautiful young widow, the pet of farhionable Back Bay society, also dis appeared. She was known to be friendly with Blake. When the young man was arrested at Long Beach he was in the company of a pretty young woman who gave the name of "May Richards." Her Visits Ceased During the first few days of Blake's Incarceration his companion was con stant in her vislta upon Blake and then suddenly disappeared. Wednesday afternoon, It was sup posed that she would accompany Blake on his Journey east, but she was not on the train, according to a detective. It is believed that she is now in Boa ton endeavoring to stifle prosecution of the man with whom she eloped. If she is the wealthy young society woman she is supposed to be, police officials express the belief that her ef forts may result In finally freeing the man she loves. Blake was confidential clerk for Hornblower & Weeks for six years. Ills alleged larceny occurred last year. In order to make good heavy Investments in the stock market, it Is claimed. Woman Was Shocked J^Blake admitted to a reporter that his companion was Ignorant of his alleged embezzlement when she lett Boston and was greatly shocked to learn of the charge against the man for whom she forsook uociety. She told a police official that she wou\d do everything in her power to free Blake and while here aided De tective Captain Flammer in recovering a portion of the alleged stolen securi ties. It Is firmly believed at police head quarters that "Mrs. May Richards" is even now pleading: with the Boston stock brokera to forego criminal'prose cution at their former clerk. Owing to tlir rush o( business tho Talk-o-Phap* department of tha South ern California Music company will be open Wednesday and Saturday evenings for the accommodation of Herald sirb- Bcrlber>. ' Santa CataMna Island Dally steamer Bcrvlca leaving San Pedro at 10 n. m., making direct connection* with Southern Tactile, Salt Lakn and Pacific Electric trains from Loa Angeles. Extra iteamer Saturday evenings. 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