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Widow's , Testimony
Against Stackpole'
Is Clinched .
Attorneys for Defendant
\ Admit Client Wrote
the Epistles
At Night Trial Barber Testifies He Cut
Stackpole's Face, Thus Explaining
Prisoner's Bloody Handkerchief.
;> ' Arguments Expected Monday
| "Now I don't cure If I don't set there
before the"l Nth of Mny, but I will (tet
tacrn to hell vrlth hip. For I nm going
to Dtnrt for hell wlirn I leave here im
letm your next letter rlinnnres my
mliiil." *
j Such was the last paragraph of the
last, letter ever written Mrs. Aurellla
Scheck by Ernest G. Stackpole before
he came to L<os Angeles, just prior to
the murder of Joel Scheek, for which
Stackpole Is now on trial, and although
the letter was never sent, some strange
trick of fate caused the accused man
to place it among his other papers.
.Yesterday the prosecution In tha
Stackpole case played Its last card,
and when the session of court had
closed the prosecution had passed Into
history and the defense announced It
self ready to take up the fight at a
night session.
As stated In the earliest stages of
the trial the documentary evidence was
regarded as the trump card of the trial
In that it corroborated the story of. the
murder as confessed by Mrs. Aurellla
Scheck, the self-confessed assistant at
the hideous deed.
Waves Two Letters
[ But the , documentary evidence
proved even stronger than expected
and when late In the day .Deputy Dis
trict Attorijey Ed Fleming leaned for
ward, and Ywaved two letters j in; his
hand". the attorneys for the defense
turned toward Stackpole, for they were
confronted with.ev idence .which even
Stackpole niver dreamed existed. ',■
■' The letters;were' In Stackpole's hand
writing and* addressed to Mrs. Scheck,
but they' had never .been mailed, for
they were found in the private papers
of the 'accused after his arrest.
llt Is conjectured by the attorneys
for the prosecution that Stackpole,
after having written the letter, decided
to come to Los Angeles and therefore
cast the- piece of damning evidence
aside only to sweep it up -with many
other letters received from Mrs. Scheck
and deposit' It in the safe deposit box
in a Los Angeles bank. For there It
was found . and ■ yesterday the accused
looked a trifle pale and his face set
hard when'' the letters were handed his
attorney and he was called upon to
look them over.
Admits the Authorship
' With bulging eyes he read them from
start to finish and then nodded and his
attorneys, with a nod of resignation,
admitted that Stackpole was the auth
or of the epistles. ■ •
'In one, considered the chief scrap of
evidence in' the trial, is a statement
from Stackpole to the effect that he
had written to Mrs. Scheck on certain
dates in the month of May, and the
statement ' corroborates the letters o(
Mrs. Scheck to Stackpole written on
corresponding dates and produced as
evidence In the trial to show the plot
and establish the relation between the
man and woman.
In turn these letters corroborate to
a great degree the .statements of Mrs.
Scheck in her testimony given on the
witness stand, In which she accuses
Stackpole of having murdered her hus
band, and in - that way the prosecu
tion, through the persistent and clever
work of Deputy District Attorney
Fleming, has established a chain of
evidence which they are confident will
secure a conviction of Stackpole on
K the charge of murder in the first de
gree." , .. .
What the defense will be is yet to
be learned, but the game will, soon
be played and it Is expected ' that the
defense will close Its testimony either
this evening or tomorrow, and thus
bring the arguments up for hearing
Monday morning.
To Jury Next' Week
In that case, for it is stated by at
torneys for both sides that the argu
ments will be brief, the case will go
to the jury about the middle of next
week or even sooner, and Stackpole
will learn his fate.
| Early yesterday the case was called
and the famous letters produced. Ev
ery objection possible was registered
by the defense but all In vain.
.During the morning -Assistant Dis
trict Attorney McComas was called
Into the case. Since the beginning of
the trial he has been working on the
expert testimony regarding the hand
writing on the letters, and he ap
peared In the case to assist Attorney
Fleming in prosecuting that point.
Finally the letters were called for
and' produced. The hundreds of mor
bid spectators were tendered a rare
treat In the letters, as they are consid
ered about the raciest and most'dis
gusting ever read In a local court room,
but there was sufficient evidence In the
remarks about the Intended murder to
moke the letters and their Bhady con
tents entirely competent.
The letters were read, that Is about
twenty-five of them out of a hundred
written by Mrs. Scheck to Stackpole,
and following the reading of those let
ters came the chief bit of evidence In
the trial when the letter that was never
cent was ' produced and read.
Stackpole to Sheck
. Here are the four letters written by
Stackpole. the first two to Joel Scheck,
In' which he proposes that Joel visit
him In' Arlaona, and stho other two,
M-i.i'Himi'il un H»it» Thr««.»
Los Angeles Herald.
PRICE: I rer Month { O» wtNIS
Mrs. J. Brand Takes .Laudanum at the Anjou and
Mrs. Marian Ross Uses Cocaine—Quick Work
by Physicians Saves the Despondent
Females From the Grave
Because of a quarrel with her hus
band over the furnishing of a house,
Mrs. J. Brand, wife of a butcher, at
tempted snlcide yesterday afternoon at
the Anjou, a rooming house, 639 Ruth
avenue, according to the information
obtained by the police.
The woman Is said to have swal
lowed two ounces of laudanum and
was In a dangerous condition when
discovered In her room about 4 o'clock
She was taken to the emergency
hospital and was reported to be re
covering early this morning. ■ '.'
Owing to the refusal of the land
lady at the Anjou to furnish any In
formation regarding the alleged at
tempted suicide of one of her lodgers,
the police assert, it was found nec
essary to send Detectives Blxon and
Cowen to the rooming house to ob
tain the desired information from the
Temporary Insanity
The detectives said as a result of
their investigations that it waß prob
able the woman was ' suffering from
temporary insanity, following a quar
rel with her husband over the furnish
ing of new quarters to which they in
tended moving, within a few days.
At first the proprietor of the Anjou
denied any woman had been removed
from the house during the afternoon at
but upon being sharply examined she
admitted the fact, but only gave a few
details concerning the attempted sui
cide. ■ •-■ ■
The discovery of the unconscious
woman in her room created a panic
in the house, It was said by the police,
and the other lodgers were roused to
a pitch of great excitement. ,
Police Indignant
The police were indignant last night
at the attempt to cover up the removal
of the woman from the Anjou. ■
They asserted that . the officials at
the emergency hospital, neglected to
make any, report on the woman until
late i in .. the evening; . when the«,morn
ing - newspapers - forced • some Informa
tion from .. - the I apparently/, reluctant
officials. , " .'.■" - '. •'' ■ .'• ■
. When It was thought'? that a cHme
m)ght have been committed at the
Anjou,' Detective . Sergeant Kelly de
tailed ■ the ■ two detectives to make a
full Investigation, as a report had been
received at thd station that the woman
had been' poisoned by some unidenti
fied person.
San Francisco's Chief Executive De
clares Policemen Cannot Be
* ,' ' Spared to Guard Private
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16.— 1n re
ply to a threat made by the United
Shipping and Transportation company
to tie up the lumber , trade of San
Francisco if more police are not fur
nished on the water front to protect
non-union sailors and stevedores,
Mayor Schmttz has refused the request
and virtually defied the association to
make good Its threat. . .
The association's letter to the mayor
sets forth the claim that the non-union
men are unjustly treated and that In
order to carry on the business of fur
nishing the city with lumber these men
must have protection. • .
In his reply the mayor states that
the water front Is more peaceable now
than before the strike, according . to
reports from the police department.
Policemen cannot be spared now from
other places, he declares, for that work.
If. the shipping Is stopped, as Inti
mated, he says the people of San Fran
cisco will know where to place the
By Associated Press.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 1«.-John
Waters of Dontphan, Neb., a delegate
to the' Populist state convention, while
suffering heat left his hotel early this
suffering from heat left his hotel early
this morning and wandered to the
Burlington railroad yards, where he
Was struck by a switch engine.
He died In , the , hospital tonight as
a result of his injuries.
In the same yards tonight a stranger,
supposedly overcome by, heat, fell on
the track and was run over and killed.
The temperature in Lincoln today
was 98.
Murray Goes Free
By Associated Press
BUFFALO, N. V., Aug. 16.-Pred O.
Murray, collector of customs and former
deputy county treasurer, today was
acquitted of grand larc"eny In connec
tion with' the "graveyard" scandal by
which the county was mulcted out of
thousands of dollars.
Shortage Is $755,000
AKRON, 0., Aug. 16.— A report'of an
examination, of thu county, treasury
filed today charges former County
Treasurer ■ Smith , with a shortage of
$765,000. This amount was found ihlbh-
Ing from the vaults.
Jealousy and a quarrel with her hus
band are the alleged reasons a that drove
Mrs. Marian Ross, a young' woman of
683 Central avenue, to attempt suicide
last night about 10:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Robs and her iQslmnri, W. F.
Ross, quarreled violently earlier In the
evening, according to the landlady of
the Berkeley rooming house, where both
Other Inmates heard the woman sob
bing after Ross left the apartment.
On Bed Awaits Death
Mrs. Ross retired to her room and
swallowed several grains of cocaine and
laid down upon her bed and waited for
death. Apparently It was not a sudden
impulse, as the woman . took time to
write a farewell note before taking the
She was found in an unconscious con
dition by her husband soon after she
took the poison. . He immediately ap
plied remedies, , had a physician sum
moned, and then dreading the loss of
time 'phoned for an ambulance and had
the patient hurried to the receiving
hospital. . ■ . ••: .
In a note which she left the woman,
who Is only about 17 years old, stated
that her husband had ceased to love
her and that she desired to die. ... ■
By reason of the fact that the woman
signed the name Mary McNelll to the
note the police are in doubt as to her
real name.
; They were quiet and popular at the
house, but little was. known of their
affairs. .
Sory She Took Poison
% The woman was given ' the usual
treatment at the receiving hospital,
where she remarked she was sorry she
acted so hastily.
j She was later taken to her room, at
the ■ Berkeley. '\' '!.'■.. "..'•-;
V'There.was no occasion for. her :tak^
ing, things so hard, as we just had a
fewworda. .'■ ' * . „' '„' •«
;:-"But she had not been feeling well
for. several days and her nerves seem
to have been unstrung. ■
"I am not certain that she attempted
suicide. It may have been an accident."
Nine.Month.Old Baby, However, Is
Enveloped In Flames and
Dies a Terrible
By Associated Pre S3.
CHICO, Cal., Aug. 16.— The nine
months-old baby of Mr. and M>s.
Harry Buck was burned to death In
the family residence In the suburbs of
Chico this afternoon and but for the
timely efforts of a passing tramp an
other child would have met a like fate.
The three Buck children were at
home w^th the greatgrandmother,
aged 80, who had left the children on
the rear porch. ! .
The fire had progressed so far before
being discovered that ! the old lady
could no nothing. The tramp ran into
the home and saved one child, but
when he ■ arrived the baby was en
veloped In flames and nothing could be
done to save it.
By Associated Press.
TACOMA, Wash.. Au£. 16.— Armed
■with two 38-callber revolvers and crazed
by Jealousy, Peter J Reynard, . a long
shoreman 54 years old, committed sui
cide on the street this evening after a
desperate attempt to murder 17-year
old Emma Fox and Robert Corey, a
young man with whom she was
-walking. ■
■ Reynard secreted himself In a door
way and when the young couple passed
on '.their way from, a party he con
fronted them. .
After firing five shots at them, one
of which took effect .In the girl's
shoulder, he turned the weapon on him
self and blew out his brains. v
Reynard had boarded with the girl's
family for five years and was Insanely
jealous of the attentions recently paid
her by the young man. v
t:y Associated Frees.
TACOMA. Wash.. Aug. 16.— After a
cold night In camp, the mercury drop
ping to within three degrees of freez
ing point. - the blues and the browns
were early astir today and the men
were glad to warm up with hot coffee
and a lonic hike.-
The blue brigade under command of
Colonel Mans marched to Muck creek,
while the browns under command of
Colonel F. A. Good win • marched to
Bteilacbom, leaving: . them M teen miles
apart at noon. '
General' Funston went: to Steilacoom
early this afternoon and will stay over
| night, making ,a critical -examination
By Assoclat«d Press.
LONDON, Aug. 17.-The Tribune's
Warsaw correspondent telegraphs a de
scription of the scenes as witnessed by
him after the disturbances Wednes
"The hospital surgeons, fatigued by
their labors," he says, "were unable to
attend to cases and wounds diagnosed
as fatal were left to take their course.
"Scenes In the morgue were horrible.
In ,on« I counted thirty-two civilian
bodies, all dirty and dressed as they
- "The people have grown callous with
so many deaths. I heard a young girl
laugh heartily at the sight of a 'woman
whose brain pan had been torn off by
a bomb. ! „;>
"In one hospital I saw a youth who,
when bayonetted yesterday, feigned
death. The soldiers trod over him and
their heavy boots crushed his fingers
to a pulp, but he successfully stood the
ordeal. , .
"He was carried to the morgue,
where It was discovered he was alive.
He Is now progressing favorably.
"Last night resulted in an orgy of
death In the Jewish quarters. The
number of persons clubbed or bayonet
ed exceeds 300."
Disturbance at Warsaw Ends Lives of
Scores— -Hundreds Wounded
By Associated Press.
BERLIN, Aug. 16.-A dispatch to
the Vosslsche Zeltung from Warsaw
gives details of yesterday's rioting. It
says: . •
The disturbance was due to the de
termination of the revolutionists to
revenge the arrest of 140 workmen of
an enameledware factory.
The firing began at 10 o'clock in the
morning In various parts of the city,
as if by concerted signal. The first
shots were fired by a young workman,
who killed a soldier and policeman and
then fled into a shop.
In many places the military fired Into
the crowds Indiscriminately and the
number of killed has not yet been
The bodies picked up In the streets
continue to be brought to the morgue
in Theodore street, which Is guarded
by troops. • Many, of the wounded con
ceal ■ themselves because the soldiers
arrest all wounded persons.
Patrols Search Houses
1 "Strong patrols of forty to fifty' cav- 1
airy men." are .: riding .through . the
streets,' searching houses for arms. The
streets J In* the i- Jewish " quarter ' are -de
serted \ because ? the "■. military H patrols
knock down. with 'the. butts of their
rifles everybody l they meet.. ' . . '.
r "A bomb was thrown at 2 o'clock In
the afternoon through the windows- of
the p6llce station, wounding seventeen
policemen. and twenty passersby. No
body was killed. ; .
' ''It Is characteristic of the panicky
conditions of the soldiery that when
the members of the volunteer hospital
corps I arrived on . the ■ scene of the
shooting the soldiers leveled their rifles
at the physicians, but a police official
present saved the doctor's lives."
Anarchists KIM Four
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Aug. 16.— A dispatch to a
news agency from Odessa says that
early this morning seventeen anarch
ists took, possession' of the railway
freight station' there, killed a police
Inspector and three policemen who re
sisted them and carried oft $8000. • '
Cossacks Fire Into Crowds
By Associated Press.
day's dispatches from Poland are
hardly less grave than those of last
night. At Lodz, after the police sta
tion had been blown up and burned,
Cossacks and other troops fired volleys
Into the crowd and. much street fight
ing followed. The casualties are un
Execute Five
DRESSLAGER, Russia, Aug. 16.— A
field court martial today condemned a
sergeant and four soldiers to death as
ringleaders of the recent mutiny. The
sentence was at once executed.
McCormlck of Chicago May Take
Charge of California and
By Associated Press,
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16.— 1t was
reported today that B. O. McCormlck,
assistant traffic director of the Harrl
man lines with headquarters in Chi
cago, may soon come to San Francisco
to assume- direct supervision of the
traffic business of the Southern Pa
cific company's lines In California and
Uy Anaorlated Press.
COLUSA, Aug. 16.— Dr. Francis, who
shot S. R. Morton In self-defense at
Princeton on Wednesday morning, had
his preliminary examination today.
Ball was fixed at $2000, which was
furnished by James Hart and J. Lyon.
- Morton's condition is unchanged, with
the chances favorable for his recovery.
The bullet entered . under the chin,
taking a downward course and lodging
In the left shoulder.
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Edward H. Sanderson, Prominent Business Man,
, Goes Suddenly insane, Cuts Woman's Throat
With Kazor, and Nearly Severs His
Head With Same Weapon
After a terrible struggle, in which the
Insane cunning of a maniac was pitted
against the desperate strength of fear,
Mrs. Annie Sanderson was murdered
by her husband, Edward H. | Sander
son, at their residence at 1336 Westlake
avenue yesterday afternoon about 4
o'clock. Immediately after killing his
wife Mr. Sanderson committed suicide.
Sanderson was president of the Cali
fornia Truck company and 'was one of
the oldest residents of Los Angeles.
For several months past he had been
unable to attend to business affairs for
the reason that his brain had been
slightly affected, although his son and
wife did not believe that he was dan
gerous. : " 4.j»4 .j» !'."/■
When Olive Carson, the maid who
was employed at the Sanderson home,
returned to the house from her after
noon off yesterday she found Mrs. San
derson In the little downstairs con
servatory soaked In her own blood.
Her throat had been cut. from ear to
ear by her husband and the room was
spattered .with her blood.
The struggle and subsequent crime
occurred In Mrs. Sanderson's room up
stairs. Chairs and a writing dcsk f were
overturned and Mrs. Sanderson's room
was also covered with blood. •
Terrible Struggle for Life
In the. staring eyes of the murdered
woman was an awful look of terror
which death itself was not strong
enough to efface. Sanderson is- be
lieved to have come upon his. wife un
expectedly, seized her, thrown her to
the floor, pinioned her arms with his
knees and then deliberately taken the
razor from his pocket and cut her
throat. . • ' ■■ ' T
.After, committing the ; crime .the
frenzied man went back" to his own
room, •; whence Ihe v had .? emerged Ito
kill his wife, and after, prostrating him
self" upon '• a " leather : divan oalmbst sev
eredhle own head from his body..by
a single sweep of therazor. , ■ '
The. condition 1 of the room In which
Sanderson died, was more terrible than
the | one In which he killed his wife.
The leather couch was literally soaked
with blood and the clothing worn by
the murderer reeked with gore.
1 The most terrible , and grhastly . fea
ture of the- murder was that Mrs. San
derson was not killed Immediately, but
lived long enough to rise from the
prone position In which she had been
when her. throat was cut and to cross
the room and .hall and jump from the
balcony, on the' second story to the con
servatory on the first floor. Her
progress was a bloody one and every
step was marked with her life blood.
Tries to Summon Assistance
For a few seconds after she fell to
the first floor she lay unable to move,
but ' by slow stages she dragged her
self Into the dining room, where she
endeavored to get to the telephone to
summon help. The anguish of the last
few minutes when she was trying to
get help with the last bit of life left her
was undoubtedly terrible and a mute
witness to her anguish was the ghast
ly trail which she left.
Mrs. Sanderson perceived that she
was not strong ' enough to call help
over the telephone and again went to
Women and Children Fall in the Street
While Watching G. A. R. Parade.
Many Leave the',^;>;.
Special to The Herald.
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 16.— Fully one
hundred prostrations from the | exces
sive heat resulted today, many women
and children who were witnessing the
Q. A. R. parade being among the num
The weather prediction tonight Is
that the hot wave Is to continue and
many who can afford to do so have al
ready left the. city for lake resorts to
obtain relief. ."■
As the old veterans wended their way
down the principal thoroughfares scores
of pedestrians who had become ex
hausted by standing In the hot sun for
several hours fell to the sidewalk and
were revived with difficulty.
. Few deaths have resulted, but many
of those who were affected by the heat
are still in a precarious condition to
night. ■ '
Hundreds of people who came to at
tend the Q. A. R. encampment have
already left for their homes because of
the almost unendurable heat.
Union Men Use Sticks. Stones and
Knives, Injuring Twentyl
PITTSBURO, Aug. 16. — A number of
non-union miners were suddenly at
tacked at Butler Junction last night by
men whom they had supplanted.
One of the non-unlonlsts was fatally
stabbed and twenty-five more or , less
seriously tnjured.
. Sticks, stones and knives were used
by the unionists. - Eleven suspects were
arrested. IS9fI
the conservatory, and there she died.
Mrs. Sanderson was the daughter of
L. J. Rose, who was at one time owner
of a great part of the San Gabriel
valley. Her maiden name was Annie
Rose and before her marriage, twenty
four years, ago, was one of the most
popular young women of that day.
Mrs. Sanderson was forty-five years
of age and her husband was aged 53.
Son Talks of Tragedy
Rowe Sanderson, only son of the dead
couple, said last night in regard to the
"The most awful thing about the
murder of my mother was that she was
so absolutely unprepared. My father
had never given any warning that he
would become violent and neither my
mother nor myself had any fear of
"The actldh of my father Is to my
mind the sudden and unforeseen frenzy
of an unbalanced mind."
In Sanderson's room a strong odor
of escaping, gas was noticed by the
officers who went to Investigate Into
the crime, and It was found that San
derson had not only cut his throat but
had turned the ens on full force after
stopping up all the cracks and aper
tures which might allow the gas to
The carpet In the room of the slayer
was Bllppery with blood and horrible
red puddles formed when one stepped
upon the floor. . ■''•:..-
Only a thread of flesh held the head
of the murderer to the body and the
slash which terminated his existence
almost beheaded him. ,-
With what Insane cunning the mur
derer, went to the room of his wife and
with what words he told her that she
was about to die, can only be con
jectured, but the hunted look In the
eyes of the dead woman told plainer
than words of a terror that chilled
her and deprived her of power to
scream. .• • . , ,
i i Man's Mind Affected'
When. she was first attacked by her
husband It' ls doubtful If Mrs.
son knew his purpose and it was proba
i bly not until she was. thrown upon the
i floor and held powerless. to. move with
i her. arms under his. knees and Sander-.
. Bon_drew>the weapon' from his pocket,'.
: that; she'reaTtecd I thati she .was i about
■ to', 1 die.'. 'Even then ■. the . terror which'
was awakened In - her. by , the awful
i deliberation; of. the. insane man held
i her ' speechless and rendered ' her un
able to scream for helj>. - .
: The latter fact Is shown by the fact
that although there -were neighbors
within easy hearing distance, not a
sound was heard : from the house In
which the grim tragedy was taking
Sanderson, it was stated yesterday
by the police, might have been plan
ning: ■, the crime for ■weeks and chose
the moment when there was the least
likelihood •of being disturbed for the
consummation of his scheme. The
bodies of both Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson
were taken to Orr & . Hlnes' morgue
and although there . can be do doubt
whatever as to the manner of the death
of the. two, an Inquost will be held this
morning at that morgue.
The razor with which the crime was
committed was taken charge of by
Coroner J Trout. The family physician,
who had been attending Sanderson for
several months past, stated last even
ing that the murderer had been In a
most uncertain state mentally for
many weeks and • that to have sent
him to a hospital for the Insane would
have been unwarranted, the very un
certainty of the man's condition should
have given warning.
Citizens Called Upon to Refrain From
' Disturbances Along Line of
Brooklyn Rapid Transit
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Aug. 16.— Acting Mayor
McGowan today issued a proclamation
calling upon all citizens to refrain from
further disturbances along the lines of
the Brooklyn Rapid Transit company
leading to Coney Island, assuring the
people that their rights are to be fully
protected under the rebate receipt plan,
which has been adopted for the pay of
the double fare now In dispute. .
For the third time since the two fare
dispute began William Newberry, dis
trict superintendent of the B. R. T., was
arrested tonight charged with assault-
Ing a passenger last Monday.
Early 'ln the day Newberry, together
with J. F. Calderwood, Vice president,
and D. S. Smith, general traffic man
ager of the company, had been held in
$10,000 ball on a charge of Inciting to
Two inspectors were arrseted tonight
on a warrant charging assault.
Horses and Cattle Perish
By Associated Press.
fire which started : yesterday In the
Ooretovsky suburb of this city was ex
tinguished aftetr destroying five pre
cincts. " In' addition to the houses
burned many horsea and cattle per
Explosion Kill* Twenty.One
By Amioclatsd Press.
NEW YOHK. Aug. , 18.— A cable dis
patch to the Herald from Rio •de
Janeiro says:' .'-...■'. . ;>
■ .; A big fireworks factory exploded yes
terday and . twenty-one men were
killed.' Many other* were wounded.
Still Another Bank
Is Doomed at
Closing of Doors Brought
About by Recent
Woman Who Lost Her Earning*
Attempts to Kill Child and Is
Now a Raving
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, Aug. 16.-Words fall to
picture the suffering : which has { fol
lowed the failure of .the Milwaukee
Avenue bank In this, city.
"The day the crash came one depositor .•
dropped dead from heart failure."
Later two depositors committed sui
cide, v
Today Mrs. Mary. Jara attempted -to
kill her child by throwing It ; from a
third story window and Is now a raving
maniac In a hospital. „
Her condition was brought about by v
the .loss of money which; she- ; had
hoarded and placed In the Milwaukee-:
Avenue bank.
Gustave ' Burkhardt, another • d epos- i
ltor, is also Insane. ;- His f wife claims',
he was perfectly ' rational until the
bank's doors closed and he realized that ' '
their, earnings of years" had been swept •'
away. :
Thousands of. homes have been' sad-' ;
dened by the failure of the Institution, ;V
the funds of which are now' known 1 to U
have gone for pleasures which gambling "'
and fast living afforded the officials. '£?'£•)
;'. But this Is not all, for today the Gar- v,
field ' Park bank "closed - Its '. doors ; and 'I
was placed In the hands of a' receiver."';'
It 'was because' of : the . wfecklng'bf !the I j
Milwaukee ■ Avenue ;'bank ; that !■% the %
failure >of today was • recorded. " V Thus ': :>
etiir other ' depositors ' 'areM left ' penhfless'v
and still other suicides may be expected
as a" result. • • '■'•• , .". -. '• '• '■ :': ' ■' ' ':"-';■. v "
; As revelation follows revelation in the
clearing up of the Milwaukee avenue In
stitution's affairs; Chicago citizens who I
have heretofore ■ entrusted . their all ■ to jK
various banks , are . withdrawing :: their ■?
deport* and : secreting : their .hard-;
earned savings elsewhere. , : ■ . ■':
Thousands : of ■ men i and women . are
daily joining 1 the crowds of depositors
who have. lost faith in bank >fflcials,v
and • each day a long ' line of s wage- '-' ,
earners march to the cashiers' windows'
to secure their deposits.
The picture is not a pleasing one, but '•
it Is a picture of ; actual conditions '
nevertheless. ...
Every financial . Institution in . Chi- :.
cago has been made to suffer for the o
acts of the ; Milwaukee Avenue bank's ■'
officials. . , : ■'■ .' ' ''*lstsKt<ii
Southern California: Increas.
ing cloudiness Friday; probable
thunder storms' in 1 mountains;'.
light southwest winds. Maximum
temperature in Los Angeles yes.
terday, 83 degrees; minimum, 64
degrees •
I—Kills1 — Kills wife and commits suicide.
2— Governor falls to save negro.'
3— Damning letters read In court.
4— Editorial.
s— City news.
6 — Sports. ♦ .
7— Southern California news. '
B— Markets. •.•'■■■' Sl\
9 — Classified advertisements.
10— Railroad news.
EASTERN . ;-'•■'•" i 8i 8
One hundred people prostrated by tns ■
excessive heat at Minneapolis. ' ..-,;.
Editor R. B. Brown of Zanesvllle.'O.,'."
succeeds Commander-in-Chlef . Tanner
of the O. A. R.
Illinois Republicans favor "Uncle l?
Joe" Cannon for presidential nominee.
.Another Chicago bank closes its'
doors and two depositors become. ray- .
iiiK maniacs. -
Mob lynches negro In South Carolina'
while governor of state Is pleading
with crowd to let law take Its course. : .
Acting mayor of New York ißsue»
proclamation calling upon citizens to
refrain from further • disturbances In '
connection with the Brooklyn Rapid
Transit company. • ■ ••.<■'■
Congressman Gillette declares he will'. 1
be nominated for governor on the first
ballot. , . • ■ , '.
Mercury drops to within . three de- ,
groos of freezing at Tacoma.
Tacoma man commits suicide after
falling to kill Kirl he loved and her es- 5
cort. '■• ■ .•■ --• ■'•'■•••» ..•"■■•■•■••.'■■■■- ,' 1 ;.
Tramp saves Ufa of child at Chico.
Mayor of San Francisco defies ■ ship -.
owners when they threaten to tie, up v, 1
lumber trade. ■
Mrs. J. Brand ' attempts suicide. .V
Edward 11. Sanderson kills his wife and
himself. Nt> N <«i"W»y 'tj»^Mi»»'"W»iilJ
Racy letters Introduced in ; the Scheck ,
. Miss Armstrong, Morton's fiancee, Is
"Anything to beat . Lamb," is latest
Blniran. ' •
Klevator In ' Fay building drops.
Mrs. Marian Robs takes poison. »*6BBPBI
HaßEuyaitipaß enjoy theater party .'and*. 1
Chatteea are guests at . Redondo oft
Men's club. ■ . . ■ ■ ■••-.■ , „
Victim of sawdust chute In Pasadena '
dies. ...»i „.■;•■:- ->„., .... ■. . v-i 0'
Uane's case in chauffeur killing goes *
to Jury.jHMSpw ,■ . , ,
Conductor Witty's ■tubbornness de> .
lays Redondo wrack lnqutst. ■ :

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