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Popular Society Girl, Daughter of
Prominent Business Man, Loses '
Life in Accident — Sister Is
Seriously injured
Mlns filennr Jlrown, the 17-yp.nr-old
daughter ,nf Mr. and Mrs. Hnrrlson
Hrown of 4»iß Vermont avenue, one of
the most popular young members of the
smart set In Lob Angeles n mem
ber of one of the oldest fnmlltps In
Southern California, wns killed In v
runaway accident and her Plater, Miss
Ar]p||de < lirown, nn;pd 21, was seriously
injured' yesterday afternoon.
The two young women were driving
the family carriage Imm when the ac
cident occurred which resulted in the
younger girl's death. Many times the
girls hnve driven the span of horses,
which were considered quite safe. When
they reached the corner of Sixteenth
street mid Wilton place a. street car was
henrd rnpldly approaching.
The team bpgnn prancing and jump
ing. It is said that when the motor
man saw this he began to ring the gong
loudly and continued t0,, d0 so", even
though it could be seen that the ani
mals were becoming more excited every
Miss Adellde wns driving and realized
that the team were becoming uncon
trollable. She called to her sister to
help her hold them, but the two young
women were powerless, so far ns con
trolling the terrified team wns con
cerned. With a bound the animals shot
forward nnd almost jerked the girls
from the seat.
Motorman Isn't Interested
Before the running animals had gone
five yards the left front wheel of the
carriage struck a telephone pole nnd
waa demolished. Miss Elenor was
thrown from the carriage. With ter
rific force her head struck the stone
curbing nnrl she waa rendered uncon
scious. Mlss Adelide n lighted on her
Flster nnd In this manner her fall was
so broken thnt her Injuries were not
The team then continued on its mad
career. At the corner of Sixteenth
street and Western avenue the carriage
ngain collided with a telephone pole
and wns smashed so as to be beyond
The mitorman on car No. 75 did not
wait to see what was the fate of the
women, but allowed the car to proceed
at a rfipld rnte of speed. | E. F. Sher
man, .1717 Arlington avenue, who was
otv board ' the car, jumped to the pave
ment and assisted Detective Chapman
in getting the young women on board
car No. 64, upon which they were taken
to the Los Angeles-Pacific waiting
room, on West Fourth street, and
thence to the receiving hospital.
Miss Elenor regained consciousness
for only a moment after the accident
occurred. "What started the runa
way?" asked Mr. Sherman.
"The motorman ringing the bell," she
gasped, then lapsed into unconscious
ness. >v-;v. : ■:' r;.' ,;jVi
The young woman died in the ambu
lance while on the way to the hos
pital. An examination revealed the
fact thnt a deep fracture of the skull
wns responsible for, her death. '
Sister Severely Hurt
Miss Adellde was also taken to the
hospital. She was severely bruised and
prostrated by the shock. Her nerves
were In such a rhaken up condition that
fihe could not tell how the accident
happened. Besides being bruised she
sustained small contusions on each el
bow. Her Injuries were attended by
Police Surgeon John Cook. On account
of her nervous condition it was thought
best not to tell her that her sister was
dead last night.
.The parents of the two young women
were immediately called, and arrived at
the receiving hospital a few minutes af
ter their daughters. They were pros
trated by the shock. Mr. Brown said
that the team has always been gentle
and that he has never felt any fear
when hist daughters were driving it.
The Brown family is' one of the oldest
and wealthiest families in Southern
California. Mr. Brown is president of
the Southern Refining company, with
"offices at 314-316" L,os Angeles Trust
building. ':."-
The family Is connected with some of
the/ best known peoplo in Los Angeles.
Colonel Smith, known in the days of
the earlier settlers for various achieve
ments, is a relative. The Bannings are
Miss Elpnnr has always been a favor
ite In the younger society circles. She
was educated In Los Angeles and stud
ied for a time abroad.. She spent much
time in Paris and only returned to Los
AngelPfi a short time ago.
Many expressions of sympathy were
tendered the family by a host of friends
an soon as it became known that Miss
nrown was dead. The young woman':;
body was taken to ttresee's morgue,
■where an Inquest will bn held today.
_.- ♦ « «* ' '
Visits King Haakon and Will Dine
With an Old Consular
Isy Associated Press.
July s.— Errrper'or
Wlllam arrived at Bergen this morn
ing on his way to visit Klpvr llaakon
at Trondhjelm.
Premier Mlchelsen visited his majesty
this afternoon. Tho emperor will lunch
tomorrow with an old friend, the Ger
man consul itt Dercen, Conrad Mohr,
at the hitter's residence, Villa FJoe
sangor, when the premier will bo pres
ent. His majesty leaves Hergen Satur
day morning for Trondhjelm.
By Associated Preux
SAN JOBJ3, July !>.— Dr. TCII MeOlish,,
1-roßident of the University of the
Paciilc, has announced to the board of
directors that he will nm ; retain his
connection with the institution after tho
next i (inference of the Methodist Kpls
copul church.
' This action hiis bo.en In contemplation
by Dr. McCllnh {or sninn time, and Is
said to hsive been hastened by friction
with the several members of the board
of trustees. '
Los Angeles Herald.
PRICE: / I'rr Month I OO 1/tIMIO
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•»> Hy As«ncl,itrd J'ress.
■*> WASHINGTON, July &.— A de- <*>
<■♦> fulled statpmrnf of thn work of <*.
•*• tho housp of representatives fliir- •$>
*> Ing the first session of thn Fifty- <»>
■*■ ninth rongrpss Just, rlnspri as ftlvpn <*>
*> out tonight by Wlnthron C. Jnnps, 4>
•*> the tally rWk, show* thnt thprr <*■
($> W ore 4KOI bill* passed by thfi house <*•
'*> nnrl 3«fl toft undisposed of. •$>
••*> The tntal rinmhpr of laws en- ••*>
■-»■ nctori by this i-nimrpss Is Rlvpn <*>
■*■• nfflrlally ns 33ns. while the Fifty- <*>
'*■ eighth rnnnrpss in both Its first '*>
■*> nnd spennd spsslonn enncterl n total <•■>
.»• of 2I«o lnws. These nre exclusive <»>
s. nf plibllc nnd private rpsolutlons, <*.
•■»> of which tlipre wpre fifty-four en- <*>
<<■ acted at the session JustTlosPd and <?>
<♦> tblrty-nlno nt two sessions of the <i>
«$> prpoedlng congress. <*>
Stricken While In His Bummer Home
In New England — Late Reports
Are That Patient's Con.
dltlon*Ts Not Serious
By Associated Press.
PRINCETON. N. J., July 6.— Former
President Cleveland Is 111 at his home
here, but how seriously is not known
outside the family crlcle.
A telephone message from the Cleve
land home tonight gave the Informa
tion that he was resting easy.
Mr. Cleveland became ill at his sum
mer home In New England, and de
cided to come to Princeton, and arrived
hero last night.
It was learned late tonight that Mr.
Cleveland Is suffering from an attack
of asthma to which he Is subject. His
condition is not serious.
Seventeen Millions In Paper Money
and $30,000 In Silver Destined for
Manila — Sailed From San
Francisco Yesterday
liv \ssnclfl teil Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, July s.— The army
transport Sheridan (Capt. Peabody),
which sailed today for Manila, Is car
rying a great fortune in silver currency
for the Philippines.
Guarded by Lieut. Tarleton and thir
ty picked men of the First Infantry is
a bankroll valued at $17,000,000 and all
in paper money.
In addition to the currency there is
on board a shipment of silver valued
at $30,000. ..-.•'
The gold valuation of the government
money on the Sheridan is $8,155,000.
As Body Has Been In the Ocean Some
Weeks Identification Will Be Dif.
flcult— Gold Watch Bears Picture
of Beautiful Woman '
By Associated Press.
MARTINEZ. Cal., July s.— The body
of an unidentified man about six feet
in height and weighing probably ISO
pounds, was cast upon the shore near
Point Richmond last night.
From the good quality of the clothes
and all outward appearances, it is the
body of a person who was In good cir
It was found on the shore by two
fishermen, who notified the coroner,
and the body is now In Martinez await
ing identification. The authorities are
investigating as to how the man came
to his death. As the body had been
in the water for some weeks Identifi
cation will be difficult. • A pair of dark
gloves covered the hands and the body
was dressed in a silk npgllgee shirt,
white underwear and a. suit of fashion
able design. In a pocket was found an
expensive gold watch in which was the
picture of a betiutiful woman.
Oregon's Former Surveyor General
Must Serve Term In Island
Cy Associated Press.
PORTLAND. Ore.. July s.— Henry MeK
drum, former United States surveyor
general for the, district of Oregon, was
sentenced to pay a heavy fine and to
served a term of Imprisonment In the
federal penltentinry a nt McNeil's Island,
Wash., for conspiracy to defraud the
government in connection with land In
this state.
Judge Wolverton, in the United States
court, sentenced Meldrum to serve sixty
dayß" Imprisonment at hard labor on
each of eighteen counts, and to pay a
fine of $l! 50 on each of twenty-one
Cashier's Checks Forwarded to a
Mythical Bank in Cairo,
Illinois \
By ABHi>rintp<l Preen
CAIRO, 111., July 6.— A large num
ber of cashiers' checks payable on the
Lumbermen's Exchange, bank of Cairo,
111., have been sent here for collection
the lant few days. There Is no Lum
bermen's Exchange bank in Cairo.
Many of the checkH came from Colo,
rado and other western states, and it
is thought the foDgery is being worked
on an extensive /scale.
Entlne Day Bpent In Arguing Tech.
nlcalltles of Formal Murder
Charge— ls Remanded to
Custody of Bherlff
From the Rullen, surly prisoner who
for the pnat few days has occupied a
coll at the county jail Ernest G.
Staekpole, charged with the murder of
Joel Shcck, has changed to a gay and
debonair youth who has put fear away
from him, and is now facing trial In
the superior court with supreme con
fidence In being acquitted.
Following a long session in court
yesterday on habeas corpus proceed
ings, Stackpole was remanded to the
custody of the sheriff and today he will
again be taken to court and find out
whether he will be liberated on the
technicality , or compelled to stand
Yesterday Stackpole spent the day in
court, and the change from the
cramped quarters at the county jail
seemed to be a relief to the man.
During the morning the case for
habeas corpus was called and Stack
pole, neatly dressed in a well-fitting
gray suit and derby hat, appeared In
department four of the superior court.
• A continuance until the afternoon
session waa asked, and again Stack
pole was handcuffed and taken to thu
court room.
The. man is • not bad looking, and
moved by that strange and foolish im
pulso which Impels young women to
be morbidly curious about viewing
murderers, scores of the fair employes
of the court house, chiefly from the
recorder's office, and many girls and
women hurried to the court room to get
a better view of the accused man.
Pays No Attention to Women
Every article of apparel was care
fully noticed by the young women; the
black silk four-in-hand tie, which be
comes the prisoner extremely well, his
high standing and immaculately clean
collar, the gray suit, and last of all the
trim shoes were all carefully discussed
and the girls took great delight in the
amusement. has a remark
ably small foot for a man of his height
and the number of his oxford slippers
is so small that many a woman would
be glad to be able to wear them.
But Stackpoie paid little or no at
tention to the women and listened care
fully to the proceedings. His attor
neys insisted that the entire transcript
of the preliminary examination be read,
since they intended basing their plea
for the man's release on the grounds
that there was an insufficiency of evi
When the time arrived for the at
torneys to read the grewsome details
of the shooting, the appearance of the
dead man when first seen as he rested
on his bed with the blood flowing from
his wounds, Stackpole's attorneys
handed him a copy of the habeas
corpus papers and the man read every
word of the uninteresting document in
order to escape hearing what was be
ing read. ; ' . -; '
Chick Doesn't Need Cuffs
Stackpole has a habit of covering one
hand with his hat and gripping tightly
to the rim of his headgear with the
other. It is a perfect position of rest,
and many men under a more severe
mental strain have been able to con
ceal their agitation by the same trick.
During the reading, however. Stack
pole became restive and asked to be
taken out of the court room. Under
the charge of Deputy Sheriff Chick, the
accused man went to an adjoining room
where he carefully rolled a cigarette
and lit it.
Then while he puffed away leisurely
he began to talk.
"You are the first deputy I havo met
who did not slap the handcuffs on me
at every opportunity," said Stackpole.
"I am not going to run away and I
dislike being handtfufted exceedingly,
and I am much obliged to you. It has
been my experience since I have been
under arrest that the local officers
handcuff you if you attempt to sneeze."
"Oh, you won't be ironed very closely
while you're with me," remarked Chick,
and he turned ever so little so that
Stackpole could see the butt of a
heavy revolver holstered close to the
officer's hand.
"There is no need in handcuffing a
man when you have a good friend like
that along," continued Chick, and
Stackpole shrugged his shoulders.
Show Morbid Curiosity
With the utmost unconcern Stackpole
asked about a trial in another depart
ment of the court house, inquired of
its details and asked what chance the
man had of being released. He quoted
various newspaper articles wherein he
had read the French mode of prose
cution and had carefully compared It
with the American procedure, and
gave his opinion that the American
form was more to his liking.
When he was taken back to the
court room the girls all gazed at him
and made remarks, but Stackpole
made no sign that he heard.
"They said he was so good looking,"
remarked one fair young woman, "and
I don't like his looks much anyhow."
"(let up closer so we can sen him
when he Is taken out," remarked an
other girl, and the spectators crowded
so that the bailiff was compelled to
order them to be more quiet.
Then the case was continued until
this morning when a final decision will
be handed down by Judge Trask. The
spectators left tho room, but waited
In the hall. • . . '
Like Harry Thaw, Stackpoio seems
to have dlutUHtu for appearing in public
woarlng handcuffs, arid at his request
Deputy Chick simply fastened a cuff
to tho prisoner's crippled left wrist and
holding the other cuff in his hand tho
bailiff inarched Btackpole to the door.
There the scores of women crowded
about and stared nt the prisoner bd
that the officer i was compelled
to force a passage through the crowd.
Even the young women dashed marlly
down the MtiiliH and waited at the lower
landing. and again crowded about to
look at Stackpole, but he showed no
Interest in the proceeding and sighed
with relief when he I was sent to hit
cell In the county Jail.
■$> CONTHACT AT «f»is,r,an *
■*• Special to The, Herald
*• WASHINGTON, July B. — Sepre-
4> tnry of the treasury has awarded •»>
3> fhe contract for construction of <t>
4> the pnstnfflce At Los Angeles .*>
•*> to Dniißnn A Hlnffham of Seattle. $
•*> at $!»IS,sao. the. work to he com- A,
■h pletPd September 1, 190(1. .$>
Ringleaders at Vladivostok and Dy.
namite Seized — Russian Volun
teer Steamer Sunk by
a Mine
!y .Asi-oclnted Press.
LONDON, July 6.— The correspondent
at Toklo of the Dally Telegraph reports
that the East Asiatic Steamship com
pany's steamer Columbia, which left
Vladivostok on account of disturbances
there and which hns now arrived at
Nagasaki, reports that all shops and
houses In Vladivostok were enclosed
by police orders and that on June 20
thirty ringleaders of the rioters were
arrested and eight big cases of dyna
mite seized by the Cossacks.
The same correspondent states that
the Russian volunteer steamer Kltai,
laden with military stores, struck a
mine In Posslet bay and sank.
The executions In Harbin, in connec
tion with the revolutionary movement,
the Dally Telegraph's correspondent
further says, number 600.
Special to The* Herald,
NEW YORK, July s.— lt is stated
scmi-ofTlcially that the Earl Fruit com
pany, the' Fay Fruit company and A.
Gregory have withdrawn from the Cali
fornia Citrus Union, and public an
nouncement to that effect will be made
within a short time. .
This means the discontinuance of the
union at the close of the present citrus
fruit- shipping season, as the firms
above mentioned control about .75 per
cent of its business and without their
aid and co-operation other stockholders
In the union would find It impossible
to continue the organization.'
It is rumored that attempt have
been • made by some, of • the smaller
stockholders to interest outside capital
In the enterprise but without success.
By Associated Presa.
PARIS. July s.— ln the Dreyfus trial
today Maltre Monard. counsel for
Dreyfus, gave a new phase of the pro
ceedings by cutting loose from his
torical details and asserting that anti-
Semitic hatred had been the primary
cause of the miscarriage of justice.
The witnesses in the former trial did
not hesitate to suppress evidence in his
favor and even committed forgeries to
establish his guilt.
M. Monard, however, said he relied
upon the judges to act without bias and
quash the verdict without a retrla^
Body of Cheng Ming, Celebrated
Doctor, Shipped From
By Associated Press.
BAKERSFIELD. July s.— The body
of Cheng Ming, a celebrated Chinese
doctor who died in this city May 30,
left tonight for San Francisco, where it
will take passage Saturday on the
steamer Siberia for Hongkong, China.
A mock burial took place here when
Cheng Ming died and elaborate cere
monies are being planner In China to
take place when the body arrives. A
son in San Francisco will escort the re
mains to the orient.
Sculptor 111 at His Summer Home In
Vermont, Supposedly
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, July s.— lt was learned
tonight that Augustus St. Gaudens, the
sculptor, is ill at his Bummer home at
Windsor, Vt,, where he has a studio,
and that he Is suffering from the ef
fects of a number of operations sup
posed to be for cancerous growth.
St. Gaudens was a patient at the
Brookllne (Mass.) hospital some weeks
apo when hn was treated for sciatica,
from which he had suffered a long time.
Four Members of Militia Lose Lives
In Lake Michl.
gan •
CHICAGO, July s.— Four members of
the first division of the Illinois naval
reserves were drowned tonight while
practicing rowing on Lake Michigan.
There were six men in the boat.
The following were drowned: Schte
pan. Primes, Schron and O'Carroll.
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Habeas Corpus Denies Boynton, Who
Shot Tllden In Auto— Clvlo
Guardsman's Acts Were
By Associated Presi.
Carroll Cook In tho superior court today
denied the petition of Edward S. Boyn
ton, one of the three civil guards
charged with killing Heber C. Tllden,
commission merchant, Immediately af
ter the recent conflagration.
Boynton fought tiis freedom under
habeas corpus proceedings.
Tllden was engaged in relief work and
while riding In his automobile under a
red cross flag was ordered to stop. Not
obeying he was Immediately shot dead.
Judge Cook held that the killing of
Tllden was murder committed by civic
guardsmen acting under warrant of
what the court brands as "the void and
Illegal proclamation of the civic and
military authorities." The court, how
ever, held that the prisoner was en
titled to ball and fixed the sum at
$20,000. • .- , . :
The significance of this decision can
not be overestimated, for It Is the first
time the acts of the authorities during
the conflagration have bee,n judicially
weighed, and in this regard condemned
without authority and outside the pale
of law.
President's Secretary Replies to Bry.
an Chairmanship Proffer In the
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, July s.— President
Roosevelt will not preside at the re
ception the Commercial Travelers' Anti
trust league Is to tender William J.
Bryan at Madison Square garden, New
York, on August 19, on Mr. Bryan's
return from his trip around the world.
The letter of William Hoge, president
of the league, Inviting President Roose
velt to officiate and expressing the non
partisan character of the organization
and its belief that the president is as
much an enemy of the trusts as Mr.
Bryan, was received and answered by
Secretary Loeb.
The president had determined some
time ago to refuse all proffered engage
ments during the summer, and Secre
tary Loeb needed no further consulta
tion In sending a declination.
In accordance with time-honored cus
tom. President Roosevelt will telegraph
his- hearty congratulations to the royal
German family on the birth of an heir
to the throne. This message will be in
response to an official notification which
will later proceed from the German
capital to the nations of the world. If
the president's message is made public
it will be made so by the recipients.
The president received no callers to
day, but spent two busy hours with
Secretary Loeb and his mail.
Two Boys at Deadwood Had Fatal
Fourth of July With
. (: Dynamite
By Associated Press.
DEADWOOD, S. D.. July s.— The torn
and mangled bodies of Peter Barrle and
Peter Reano were found this morning
on Bald mountain. They had been miss
ing: since Tuesday night.
With several other boys they went
up the mountain to put off dynamite in
the celebration of the Fourth. Before
midnight tho pthers returned home,
leaving Barrie and Reano to put off the
last shot. They failed to get away
soon enough.
The bodies were scattered over a dis
tance of 100 yards and their clothing
had been torn from their bodies and
caught upon bushes ana trees.
Gen. Lee to Command In Visayas
and Gen. Duggan In
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. July B.— Orders is
sued at the war department today as
slpn Brig. Gen. Jesse M. Lee to the
command of the Visayas, Philippine
islands, with headquarters at Hollo,
and Brig. Gen. Walter S. Duggan, re
cently promoted from colonel of the
First infantry, to command of the
brigade enmp established at Camp
Stotzenberg, In Luzon.
Both of these officers are now in the
Philippines. ■'•.;.
Custer Man has Indian Wife, Hence
May Not Get Pick of
Realty .
By Associated Press.
BILLINGS, Mont., July s,— Owen B.
Williams of Custer, Mont., who drew
No. 1 in the Crow land drawing, may
not get the pick of the land without a
contest. . • ■-:
It appears that he is married to a
full blooded Indian woman, and as she
has received her allotment from the
Crow tribe this probably will operate
against her husband taking land.
By Associated Press
PAOLI. Ind., July 6.— Two carloads
of gambling partiphernulla seized at
French Lick and West Baden Tuesday
were brought here this afternoon. A
curious crowd watched the opening of
the machines, which were found to
contain only $579.63 in all.
The ofllciuls were greatly surprised us
It was confidently expected they would
contain a large sum.
The money was placed in the bank to
await the order of the court.
By A«so<?lat«(l Ires*.
WASHINGTON. July B.— Attorney
General Lebbeua R. Wllfley of th,»
Philippine Islands has been appointed
to the judgeship of the United States
court In China, which is to replace in a
large ; measure the present consular
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*>• OITTHRIE. Okln.. July r».— A UA- <t>
<*> frnl warrant wn« Issiir-d today by >t>
'*> United Staffs Attorney finotthnrn <*>
■i> fur Carrlo Nation, rhnrßlng hor 4>
'•> with sending ohsrmp mnltpr 4>
4> through thr> mulls In hfr tamper- <»•
*• ftnee publication, The Hatchet. <t>
•♦> Mrs. Notion Id nnw lfrturlng In <*>
■*• Texan nnd ffflfrnl officer* have •«>
•*> bpf>n notlflod tn place her under <^
*> arrrst. .»■•
$ A rrppnt Ipsun nf the publication <f
'*> rnntalnpd n li>rture to young men '$
nnd bnyn In which Mrs. Nation <*■
-*> Used very plain Innßiiasre. <$>
<$> ' Tho woman hns madn n. numhnr *>
<*» or enemies hern nnd thpse lnt<>r- •$>
<«> enta nrp said to ho. hack of the <$•
••> prosecution nualimt the Kansas
■*> nntl-llquor cyclnno. <$>
Lynx. Eyed, Husky Young Men Now
Keep Continuous Watch Over the
Wealthy Infant at Beverly
Farms, Mass.
Special to The Herald.
BEVERLY FARMS. Mass., July B.—
There is an awful dread In the family
of John D. Rockefeller, jr., that his
son, John D. 111, will be kidnaped.
Several letters asking for money and
threatening all sorts of vengeance In
case of refusal have been received by
the father of the youngster.
At first no notice was taken of these
threats, but the idea has impressed
itself on the famllj' that the ab
duction of the boy was not impossible,
and so eight husky, lynx-eyed young
men have been hired to act as guards
over John D. 111.
The baby of the czar Is not kept under
more careful scrutiny.
While Rebuilding Is Going on All
About Them Representative
Body Holds Reunion Under _
Changed Conditions
i. ~~ ■
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, July s.— The Mer
chants' association of this city will give
Its annual dinner this year in the ban
quet hall of the St. Francis hotel In
the heart of the ruined district. .
It will be the first social gathering of
the representative men of the city since
the fire.
■ There will be many speakers and
every speech will treat on some phase
of the present situation and the re
building of the city. With blocks upon
blocks of ruins extending on every side
the setting of the banquet will be most
Plyler, Alleged Principal in Mayhem
Case, Not Convicted — Sanders
Also Commuted
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO, July s.— Governor
Pardee today Issued a commutation of
sentence to Joseph Harveston, an ac
cessory in the notorious Plyler mayhem
case at Santa Cruz several years ago.
Harveston was sentenced to fourteen
years' imprisonment but three years
ago was released on parole. A peculiar
feature of the case is that Plyler, the
principal, was not convicted.
Superior Judge Lucius F. Smith, who
sentenced Harveston, and many in
fluential people of Santa Cruz county,
signed the petition for clemency.
Governor Pardee also granted a com
mutation of sentence to John W. San
ders, convicted of murder in San Fran
cisco and sentenced to life Imprison
ment. He was paroled three years ago.
As a Result Auto Swerves and Fatal
Crash Follows — One Killed,
Three Injured
By Associated Press,
ST. LOUIS, July s.— One man was
killed and three Injured In an automo
bile accident In St. Louis county, near
the city limits tonight.
Alfred Burton, a mprchant, died
shortly nfter the accident. John B.
Sweet had his left leg brokpn and two
men whoso names are not known were
The automobile contained Burton, his
wife, two children and flvo guests.
While riding along the Clayton road
the chauffeur's hat blew off. He turned
to look for it and the automobile veered
into a ditch, dropping flftepn feet.
■» » »
People of Tromsoe Give Arctic Ex.
plorcrs a Very Hearty
Send Off
By Associated Press.
THOMSOE, Norway. July s.— The
Welltnan Chicago Record-Herald Arc
tic expedition sailed on the steamer
Frlthjof for its headquarters' at Spits
bergen today.
The steamer King Ilelge, sails to
mot row, carrying the remainder of the
material for gas making and erecting
dwellings. The people of Tromsoe gavo
the expedition a hearty sendoff.
Clears Way for Tlllman
Hy Associated Press.
COLUMBIA, R. C, July 6.-Colonel
W.. W, I.umpkln has withdrawn from
the race for United States senator. This
leaves the field clear for Senator Tlll
man'i re-election.
Main News Section
Defendant Mitchell'* Slater Regarded
Slain Man as Divine — Ons
Man's Cartridges Missed
By Associated Press,
SEATTLE, July s.— Two men testl
fi>rl in the Mitchell trial today that
they had been ready to kill Creffleld
on Bight.
One of them testified that he had
aimed his weapon at Creffleld and
pulled the trigger five successive times,
but he had a rim fire gun and center
fire cartrlgen and his efforts were un
The next day and for three days after
he went out in search of the man with
a Winchester, but could not find him.
This man was Lewis Hartley of Cor
vallls. His daughter, Mildred.- he said,
had left the Oregon agricultural col
lege in the last term of her fourth year
to become a follower of Creffleld— had
destroyed her clothing which she had
already for graduation exercises and
along with her mother had observed
all the rites of the Holy Rollers in her
conduct about the house, so that her
father had to cook his own meals after
he came from work and eat of the
plainest- dishes.
Mrs. Mary J. Graham, matron of the
boys and girls aid society home In Port
land related In the afternoon, how she
answered George Mitchell's inquiry
about his sister Esther at the home. \
Esther had come to her In the night
and had told Mrs. ■ Graham that she
had had a message from God concern
ing her.
"Witness said she was almost afraid
to keep the flrl at the home lest she
should have a message to kill some of
the other children at the home. When,
George was asked if he "would like to
see Esther he had become excited and
had refused to see her while she was
in such a state.
Mrs. Graham was not cross-examined.
William T. Gardiner, for fourteen
years superintendent' of the boys and
girls' home, said Esther had been re
ceived at the home November, 18, 1903,
and had been sent out February 24,
1004, unimproved.
He had told George Mitchell In the
presence of others that Mrs. Starr,
Esther's sister, had made efforts to see-
Esther, at one time getting through the
cellar of the home. He had/found the
two. together, crying "Glory to God.
down with the devil; victory/victory."
Esther, he said, believed that Creffleld
was God and had command of her and
all the Holy Rollers. ■ . • . "
She was such a constant reader of the
Eible and it had such an effect on her
that he was compelled to take it. awaj;
from her.
Frank Hurt also had tried to see
Esther until warned away by the offi
When George had been asked if he
wished to see Esther the boy had be
come suddenly excited and said: "No.
I cannot stand to see her. I never
want to see her while she is in that
Lewis Hartley of CorVallls testified
to meeting George Mitchell April 30 in
Corvallis, when the young man had
told him of the divine command. When
Hartley had related the story of his
unsuccessful attempt to kill Creffleld
near Waldport, George had told him
that "God had commanded me, to kill
Creffleld and I could not."
"I told him," continued the witness,
"that he was as looney as my wife and
daughter; that they both had told me
the same thing, that Creffield could not
be killed."
Cloudy Friday; light west wind.
Maximum temperature In Los
Angeles yesterday, 86; mini,
mum, 58.
I—Woman1 — Woman killed by runaway.
2— Thaw threatened by Miss Nesblt.
3 — Candidates on anxious seat.
4 — Editorial.
B—Reduce8 — Reduce rates to beaches.
I—Willard1 — Willard makes strong protest.
2 — Southern California news.
3 — Classified advertisements.— Pub1ic advertising. . ■
B—Sports.8 — Sports.
Eight men now guard Rockefeller's
infant grandson.
Findlay. 0., files action against Stand
ard Oil company.
Sixteen battleships to maneuver
shortly in the Atlantic,
Former PreHiUent Cleveland has
Scupltor St. Gaurtens under the knife.
Jurtse ■\Vllfley of the Philippines will
preside ovtr new consular court In
Six hundred executed at Harbin . In
the revolutionary movement.
Knsland's foreign secretary warns
commons Egyptian situation is serious.
Sailors' union picket shot at San,
Southern California may control poli
tical Mil iiiLtiou as a result of voters',
apathy in Ban Francisco.
Mitchell trial in Boattle brings out
Holy Rollers developments.
Ernest G. Btackpole. charged with
murder, remanded to custody of sheriff.
Hoard of hoali it seeks remedy for
aowage Irrigation.
Chautaiiqua will ' open Monday at
Long: Hcach.
Y. M. C. A. will open new quarters,
City officials visit white elephant
detention hospital, r.*,* £»•*»
Bfiach rates reduced by trolley com
Klre destroys building and contents*
at Sunset boulevard and Echo Park'
road. . , ■ •.
U. D. Wlllard criticises police com
mission's actions. . ...
Political candidates are on the anx
ious seat.
Miss Kienor Brown killed in runaway.

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