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WEALTHY BROKER DECLARED INSANE IS QUICKLY TRIED AND COM MITTED TO ASYLUM Thlrti for Detailed Knowledgo of Every Kind of Trads Said to Be the Cause of Hit Mental Alexander Mwlicr. wealthy mining man, Jcivelor nml former bunker of PhllncU-iphl.i, wan j-c»tmliiy committed to the lß»rre nnylitm »t T'ntton by tho Insanity commission In Judgo Glbhs' •lf-pnrtmont of tho superior court after ho hn<|. become violent hivl linci towed Kcvcnil of the ■RWlK'i' deputies about tin. though tbey were children when tli^y tried to r.trop o muff on Mm. Aiueller la a HttW above the average. bl«<s miti a fair i-epreHoiitntlon In build of ••tMlstufT." Yesterday when ho wan l«-tl Into iourl he wore hln hands rare- Cully encased In the leather muffs nnd his firm* strapped to hla sides. Ha Is «• powerful 'ma n , nml .when the court was Informed of ttv.il fact In Mueller's hf>Hrlnc tlio dofendatit In ti v.-hiTdllng form b>gg«>d to lwvo hW hu.nds fi'oe for Jiift n moiiiftnt fo that he could show tho court what was possible In the. way cf Juggling uny six inon who ri.wtled some mild form of exercise. Tho fom t. however, demurred. Is Versatile ...Jim IM-. who lives' with liln family st . Kcdorft Mud Wcst.T'leo streets, has Ix-en acting strangely for a few weeks, cufforrilni to tho .evidence produced yM«torday. Tho'moivls a genius of rare, abnillty and during bis lifetime, according to ovldonce, has Indulged in nearly every tradcv known In his effort •to Ifnru more. " This habit of Oabbllng In ovcry kind of business Is said to have overworked his' brain. - He wus born In Now York. In Har loni. In 1563 and In 1575 moved with lily father to Philadelphia, where ho liwd nviiiy yearK receiving his educa tion ns a Jeweller them.- He was oleo prominent In banking Circles l?fore ho came, west to Lou Angeles -In lflOi and 'Ipcldort to live here. Last summer Mueller was a popular man at Coro no'io beeaiiHS of hla ability to swim In tho 'ocean, no majter how rough. Recently Mueller returned In Los "Angeles nft«»r ft trip to his mining In telects In Nevada,' and from that tlini> h" hns appeared mentally unbalanced, lie assisted a local banker In straight ening out some- business and the Ftraln of that work Is said to have hastened the mental collapse.; ' Becomes Violent .Tcstarday morning Mueller beeamo «-xeltod at his home when one of his ; sons attempted to pull down a window i blind aftor his father horr-o'rdei-ed that I it be left up for the llgtit nnd air to •Miter the room. When Mueller found his orders disobeyed he tore the blind* frpmlthelr poles and threw thcni out of the window. lie then demanded to be taken auto mobile riding and Bey. John .^liacflo of thf. - Pico Heights Congregational ••run-en went with. Mueller and Ills son. As tho party vode down Broadway Mueller became violent and tho auto mobile was driven up to the county jail, while the minister went to the county clerk's office to swear to an insanity complaint. •. - " . • - - The minister wanted to swear out an insanity conipla hit ■ without alleging fans*, but the clerks refused and while the minister was trying: to straighten fwt affairs Mueller in the automobile started trouble- and attracted, the at tention of a crowd and then started to "clean up" the entire population. Four or five deputies leaped at him and Under Sheriff Yonkin received a clip on the >id.o of tho head from tho man's first. The blow, staggered the officer but It gave the others a chance to close In and Mueller was strapped and muffed and taken Into court and tried. PLAN MOTHERS' CONGRESS Annual Meeting to 'Be Held at Ebell Club House All Day Novem ber 15 The annual meeting of the California Congress of Mothers and Child Study circles will be held November 15, after noon and night, at the Ebell club house, Los Angeles. The first part of the afternoon will be Kiren to routine business, hearing the reports of committees and the election of officers. The latter part of the afternoon will be devoted to the symposium, "What is Worth While In Education?" under three heads, as follows: "To the Mother," Mrs. A. B. Cass. "To the Teacher," Mrs. It. M. Hutch l'nwn. < "To the Child," Miss Mary Foy. Mrs, Moore, wife of Superintendent E. 0. Moore, will speak on "Tho Physical Care of Children." and Mr*. F. H. Barn ham on "Pure Food Laws." In the evening a reception will be given to th« teachers of the city public schools, . followed by addresses by Superintendent E. C. Moore and former Superintendent J. A. Foshay. ..._ .. The local slreles are 'working hard In preparation to rthe event. A large dele gation is expected from all over the state. . Accommodations for tho enter tainment of the delegates will be fur nished by applying by letter to Mrs. Mary F. Ledyard, corresponding secre tary, at the board of education Cham ber of Commerce. STRIKES CHILD WITH STONE Man Assault* Small Boy and Ciiatcs Him with a Shot. gun Cbarre'l with striking a, little Mexl can boy on the bead with a. atone and then chaelng him with a shotgun, L. • 'ugnler, who claims to own a greta deal of property In tlio vicinity of Summit and Crab street*, was arrested last right by Officer Heath. -■•Cugnler stated that the boy wai In Hie habit of (limbing ov« ra i pile of flirt belonging to him and that the lad wag Injured by a stone (ailing from the pile. Witnesses to the affair, however, stated that Cugnler Brat threw the t'tone at the child and then chae«d him with- a shotgun. Byatandere took the gun away from Cusnler. ■■ Wlitn the officer attempted to put the Frenchman under arreat Cugnler re xltited vigorouBly. and It nun neceasary for Heath to handcuff his prisoner be fore he would enter the patrol wagon. 'Andrea Mandona. the boy who wax hurt, nun tukon to the receiving hospi tal. . where ■ the cut In bin head wan (U'f*se<l by Or rr**dtnan. Cuxnler wax liooked on suspicion una will appear fur trial i Ilia morning. ■ . . / ; , Drops C«ad ' 11. domain, a. Mexican laborer, dropped dead ill tl|u street ye«t«rdfty at" Central avenue and , Twmity.flfth *tr.ren; . Heart disease, was the causa tit the m«n'» death according to the rxillc*! surgeon*. : MARKS HER BEAUTY GIVE WAY TO ART MISS ISABELLE PARKER Not every pretty girl will obliterate her beauty merely for the sako of art, even If It Is stage art. Isabelle Parker, with "Checkers," now playing at the At;ison, docs this. Miss Parker Is a. womitn of more than ordinary good looks; of a type of beauty that Is ap pealing and attractive, rather than flamboyant. She has played parts in which her looks stooii her In good stead, but in the cast- of "Checkers" she Is required to disguise herself so that even her own mirror doesn't know her. She plays the part of a silly, simpering country girl, of the most outre sort. In torn short skirt, wretch edly fitted blouse and hideous pigtails. V«t it is a clever blth of character work, and this, she says, i 3 her com pensation. De Gogorza Sings Tonight The eminent Spanish baritone, Jsmt lio de Oogonsii, will bo heard tonight at LITTLE BLACK BABJ LEFT' ~v AT WHITE PEOPLE'S DOOB TAKEN. IN AND DRESSED .I |N DOLL CLOTHES Wirm Water Takes Chill Out of Trny Body and Police Carry Child to the Receiving Hospital An eight-day old plckanlnnle left in a- damp alley and a hurry cell for the police formed the basis for a tragedy conwdy last night. Juet as It was growing dusk a negro woman, carrying in her arras a young hoy baby stealthily entered the alloy alongside of the home of J. A. Donlvan, 813 East Avenue Twenty-one, and eeelngr through tho open window the family gathered- around the dinner table deposited the unwelcome little stranger on the ground and - sought 6afety In flight. Kor about fifteen minutes the little fellow seems to have slept and then, feeling the cold and possibly being hun gry, he began In v«ry strenuous terms to demand his mamma. Within tho house the family, uncon scious of their little black visitor, were eating the evening meal. But the noise bothered tliem and finally Mr. Donivan said: "It's those cats next door; but I don't Intend to feed them," referring to several cats which tho next door neigh bors, who had moved away recently, bad Irft to forage on the neighborhood. Charge* Baby with Gun Hut the crleg continued and finally ono of the members of the family de clared that he believed it to be a child. To be on the safe Bide Mr. Donlvan, who Is the preßfdent of the J. Dunn Itoalty company, went upstairs for his gun. In a few minutes he returned and charged on the alley. The sight that met his eyes was a pitiful one. Lying on a small piece of blanket, with a handkerchief about his waist and a few rags to cover his shiv ering little body, lay the chilled form of a little negro boy. From the child's appearance he seemed to bo not more than eight days old. The man could scarcely believe his own eyes, and hastily called the rest of the family. Tenderly taking the little waif in her arms Mrs. Donlvan brought him into the house and began to restore the falling circulation. Tho rags were stripped off, th« half frozen little body bathed in •warm water and the child began to lose his numbness. The question of clothes for the baby brought the 14-year-old daugh ter of the house forward with her old doll clothes which she had discarded, and it wu found that they were an exact fit for tb« youngster. Given to Police But the family were unwilling ro keep the little pickanlnnlt over night lest come unknown law might bind him to them for good and so the police were summoned to claim the homelesi one. He was wrapped in a warm shawl and taken by Captain Broadhead to the receiving hospital, where Mrs. McPeek. the matron, took charge of the llttla waif. At the- Doulvun home on Twenty-flint ptrvet till was excitement. The fact tlmt tho child was black veemed to Itu prons Itself particularly on Aim. Donl* van's mind. "Of course," she said, "unyone would hnve done that much for the poor little fellow. .But I can't understand why any one would want to Ifuvo a black baby at our house, If he hud been a white child I would have kept him till morning, but as It wan wo dipped him in warm water till the cir culation w» rectorod and then put th« llttlt)' ghl'i doll cloth«i on him 'ami LOS ANOELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25, 1905. * Simpson auditorium in his second and last concert in this city. Owlng,to the great demand made by members of the nudlence last Tuesday evening for a repetition of several of Tuesday's pro gram numbers, Mr. de Gogorssa has added to his program this evening the prologue from "Pagllaci," and will ro peat by request "Mother o' .Mine,'.' "Drink to Me- Only with Tnine Eyes." and "El Celoso." Tho accompanist this evening will be Mrs. Harry Clif ford Lott. The full program was print ed yesterday. , ,'.' Blanche Oonnell's Recital ' Mlps Blanche Donnell will appear In a sons rcclt.il at Gamut Club audito rium tomorrow evening-, anslstod by Mrs. Hnrry Clifford Lott, pianist, and Mr. Oscar Selling, violinist. A special program has been arranged by these artists and it is tho welcoming homo of Miss Donnell by her many friends. called for the police. Of course, I'll bo tomorrow, to .see how they are .treating, him at the police station." . ■ ■*•■ ' The onjy possible cloAv to the child's identity is a laundry mark on the piece of "blanket, a number "14." ' Footprints in the wet- sand of the' alley showed that the .woman wore a medium- sized shoe wjth a small high heel. The rags and handkerchief on the child were of a very poor material, but the section of blanket was good. While the detectives were yet on the premises two negro men passed anil later a man and a woman, who looked furtively about. Two pjaln clothes men immediately followed them. But In the meantime tho innocent cause of all the excitement lies in a crib in " tho receiving hospital, from which place he will probably be taken to a foundling asylum. NO BOYS -BORN IN THIS TOWN Goodness Gracious!- Listen to This: All Berlin's New Babies Are Girl* Special to The Herald. BERLIN. Conn., Oct. 31.— Grave consternation has settled upon the usu ally peaceful village of Berlin. The situation Is terrible. Physicians 'may be seen on corners discussing weighty problems with furrowed-browed hus bands. Women -whisper In agitated tones, looking anxiously over their shoulders long enough to send Prlscllla or Mariana out of earshot. A real calamity, approaching in sig nificance the awful tragedy that hung for years over the. royal house of Rus sia, haa befallen. Under the great- oak trees that nhade Berlin streets little girls may be seen pushing ambulators In which are coo or cry tiny infants, but, alas, each head- of hair Is parted In the middle. The . pecret's out. Berlin Is threat ened with goodness knows what; In- a year not a male child has been born In the village. Thero is no complaint to be made in the Increase of population. It is only the sex-of the new- arrivals that is causing grave shakings . of heads. • . < The selectmen say they can do noth ing. The doctors flee from further ad vice. Only the spinsters sit up and administer stinging sentiments on the question that vexes housewives ■ and worried heads of houses. At least, a public exhorter has arisen. The power of the press has been culled In to do its best In relieving the situation. " Every week birthday noticed of girl babies were being cent to J. ft. Beale, editor of the Berlin News. The situa tion became bo shocking to his -con tctexico of the fitness of things that he ottered a year's subscription to his paper to the parents who can present a boy baby to this feminized town. Just how effectively the oK*r of a year's subscription to the News may influence the sex of Berlin's future citizens remains to be seen. Editor Beale is only doing his best. "I felt that something ought Ito be done and done quickly," said Beala. "It's really alarming. I've had all kinds of tetters from parents, but In nearly every case I've been afterward Informed that It was a girl." Testing tho Extinguishers In a town in Massachusetts, stays the Boston Herald,. the people had Just put fiomo nr« extinguishers In some of their big buildings. On* day ono of tho buildings caught ilr«\ and the cxtln gulshera did not work just right. A fow days later, at the town meeting, Borne citizens tried to learn the reason. Aftur they had freely discussed the subject ono of them said: "Mr. Chair, man. 1 make ft motion that tho fire ex tinguishers be examined ten days lw foro evtry five," The motion was s*o otided and adopted on a vote. i"«mfU»r»tloir,_Venlc« Halloween «v«>iln«. COURT SWAMPED BY OLD RECORDS RAILROAD ..SENDS MASS OF DOCUMENTS Judg* Overrules Contention of the Defense In Rebate Case* and Em* ployes Subpoenaed Mutt Give Evidence The United States court w«» liter nlly pwmnppd with old records nncl way bills ycßterday from tho fianfn Fo Hallroftd company In tlio rebate question before the grnnd Jury. Mont of the document* wore worthless for evidence, United State* Judge Olln Wellborn overruled the Hnnta Ko Int Its efforts to block tho Investigation of the al leged rebating by his decision yester dny. He refused to nuns hthe writ of subpoena regarding the twenty-five local wltne«soM summoned before the federal grand Jury. United Htatos District Attorney Oscar Lawle.r began, the Inquiry before the twenty-threo Jurors, "good nnd true," nt 10 o'clock yerterday morning. The rebate question Investigation wan tak en up under the provision of the ElUlns act, providing for a flno of $1000 to $20,000 In each conviction, classing both parties to the freight rebate as being equally guilty. Thomas -W. rate, local freight agent of the HanUi Fc, was the first witness. He was followed by \V. A. Barker of Barker brotliern. Frank Barned. credit man for Barker brothers, was next cnlled. No evidence of Importance was heard. *'. • District Attorney Lawler, with all the advantage's gained yesterday, ad mits that lie has hurd work ahead of him, but he Is determined to push tho casn upon the violation of the law prohibiting payment and acceptance of rebate.. . Must Tell of Rebates It Is understood that District Attor ney I^awler will seek to compel the former employes of the furnlturo com binations to tell what they know about the rebates which have oeen solicited and received by the furniture combina tions. It Is stated by those In positions to know .that --these, witnesses will be guarded Friday, as they wero yester day, by government employes to pro l vent them from' being Interviewed. It |1 psuld Attorney Lawlor la determined to guard tho secrecy of th<i grand Jury. Crowds quickly gathered about the bip trucks. -that conveyed the records nnd bills to the court, but they were quickly dispersed by the guards. It Us now a question of when, whore nnd how the federal Investigators will look Into the tactics and methods of the alleged " combinations. It Is said that the grand jury Is in called for had not been delivered by the. Hanta Fo, but as none of the, au thorities would have anything to Ray about tlie (subject, the report could not be verified, owing to the reluctance of those Interested to give Information. The grand Jury has adjourned until Friday to give United States District Attorney Lawlor an opportunity to per sonally look Into the subject. YOUTH SAYS HE SOLVED , : A TYPEWRITER PROBLEM INVENTS AUTOMATIC CARRIAGE THAT SPACES AS WELU Springs Cause the Carriage to Slide Back to Starting Point When End of a Line Is Reached— Studied De. vice for Three Years .' Special to The Herald. NORFOLK, Oct'24. — Robert Eugene Turner, an 18-year-old-youth of this city, has invented an automobile car rlago for a typewriter which, those who have seen It declare, will solve a prob lem that has puzzled the manufacturers of typewriters for' years. , It was recognized long ago, experts assert, that an automatic carriage re turn for a typewriter would add from 25 to 30 nor cent to the speed of the operators. The manufacturers put ex perts on the problem, of the transfer- B!.ce, redirection and control of power, but none was able to solve It. Mr. Turner had his . attention drawn to the matter. He began to experiment with drawings,- and for three years studied the problem at spare times, day and night. He finally solved the prob lem -i>f regulating the power at all times, controlling and reversing It at will by -means of the space bar. ' "My device Is very simple," Mr. Turn er said today, "and can be added to machines at a nominal cost. It will, not affect the durability of the machine or add to the cost of repairs. Its speed is sufficient for all practicable pur poses. It Increases the mechanical con trol of the carriage, making it unneces sary for "tho "operator to remove his hands from the keyboard as he writes. vThe mechanism causon the carriage to return to. the initial point aiujmatl eally when the end" of a written ' lino Is reached, and also to return non nutomatlcally from any point in • the line by pressing a special key. Provision for cushioning the impact of the car riage to prevent a destructive Jar to the machine is amply provided for, as well as an Improvement In the runways and rollors bearing the carriage, to re duce tho friction to a minimum. ."The momentum attained by the car riage In Its return stroke Is utilised for the line spacing. A simple devico is Introduced, so that the setting of either the automatic or manual line spacer will adjust the oLbor to conform in the uniform spacing of the lines. '. "The principle of the mechanism em bodies a compound motor, consisting of two springs, geared in such a manner agalnet each other that a shifting of the gearing results in a change of tho relative power of the two sprn^*, .'«n> : ablins each to alternate between , the other end draw the carriage bxck and forth, and mechanism for automatically or manually effecting the shifting. "The Invention can be used as an Improvement to any of the standard styles of typewriters, as It does not affect any part of the mechanism ex cept the carriage, motors, or springs, which It replaces." . ■ . . QUIU 80 t "I never nut a man so happy as U« li when h« la looking tor work." "You surprise me.'" I always consid ered him la*y— " "That's what I mean. • When he's looking for work, of courne,' he hasn't any."— Philadelphia I'tx-ss. ' t llonttlec* children racetvrd and piuCeil In homes for adoption. Apply Kov. o V. Bice. Superintendent Children* Horn* M>el«»y. 531 -indbviry - bulMln*, Uo* ■ An t*l««. ' • ' ■ .'■■■: ■!■;,„:( S."™lw«y SO.HMW Sale of Black Silks A Pew Representative Prices 27-inch Lumineaux; value $1.25, now $1 yd. 19-inch Lumineaux; value 85c, now 05c yd. 21-inch Peau de Cygne; value $1.25, now 23-inch Paillette de Soie; value $1.25, now 95c yard. 95c yard. . v ; 21-inch Louisinc; value $1.00, now 75c 26-inch Pailette do Soie; value $1.50, now , yard. $1.15 yard. All Wool Challies 50c Our challies were ordered before the recent advances in the price of wool, so that we can sell the same qualities you bought for 50c last year at that price nowpal- - though dealers who bought later either got grades not quite so good, or ask you more money for the better quality. " Another thing — in all our splendid big collection of challies yon can't ,find a single yard that displays the old-time silk stripe; a novelty of by-gone days, which quickly lost in favor because it "roughed up" so soon and spoiled the appearance of any garment into which it happened to get. Fifty, stxt3' and seventy-five cents a yard for these all wool challies. Special Offer from the Drapery Section l|l| Inlaid Granite Linoleum, the Very Best «P I C\€\ rt \Z* «*«•«! Mtde, Laid on Your Floor for «J> 1 .VJVJ U I OX\l <lPv//\ an ■ Under- .<m»" ;tt[s?|^awt.Oster- wear B^ itt ™ Question WmWmA Do you know that for $8.35 to $15 you Medium weight is the answer as to ~ can . buy. a genuine Ostermoor mattress; the kind of underwear for this /time •- the last-a-lifatime one; the one that ney- of year. / ■ ,• / ' . , er loses its . shape; ' that is built ; not Women's and children's here" in !,■ stuffed; that never needs remaking (just ' all styles and qualities. A hint as :': ' an occnsional sun bath); that .is germ , .to prices below: , . ■ /, ' : proof; that never wears <l lumpy." -..A; "y Women's vests W drawers, 25c to $7.50.' "^ We've solcagency in Los Angeles for : : •.. Combination suits, 50c to $7.50. ', the Ostermoor, and keep nearly all sizes . .'.children's shirts, -pants 'and drawers." r- ■ in stock. L^et us talk it over if you're in 25ct052.50. ", ; . - .. need of a mattress. t " Children's union suits,' 50c to $.2. ' . , . ; by - : - Si 5 1 *^r?;' iu/fAistery MefltlS ' ' be \ Not in our time, at least, 1 1 What the WV -^^ody^^V has there suddenly I » W»«»r e a vvhetV^i^* 3^ center or me puDiic stage, M % ii? _j&£So*^ S ? rnystenous and elusive a character H t\ somebo^^w**'^ as William Randolph Hearst, Democratic a . nominee for govenorship of New York, aspirant S JB^^ for the presidency of the Umted States. There he is, S "O^tT a personality to be reckoned with, one it is necessary to un- || derstana. Lincoln Steffens tells for the first time in a clear, forcc- §l t ful, fearless manner just where Hearst is Hearst and where he is some- m one else; a vital, striking, out-of-the-ordinary delineation of him as. '''; |a . journalist and politician — his personality, his ambition, his theories,, his • w. proposed reforms. < |H This is only one of the many good things found in I THe American Magazine 9 .It is very rich in fiction, humor, articles and illustrations, having; among; the other content* ,': m "Adventures in Contentment,"- By David Grayson j "l"he Test of Men," by Ray Stannard H . Baker-, "Sky Sailing, the New Sport," by A. W. Rolker; ' i The Hunt for the She Wolf," by If , W. D. Hulbert;"A Bird in the Hand," a story by Ellis Parker Butler, author of "Pigs is Pigs." Wk Tht»U the mag«tlne which it now iuued under the editorthlp of John S. Pbllllps in association ' Eg . with the following editon and writers : Ida M. Tarbell, F. P. Dunne (author of Mr. Dooley), ]|f William Allen While, Lincoln Steilens. ttny Slannurd linker. , 8 51. 00 ■ , l*~t > * ■ " '• •n.a On the News. w year ,:. • . o(/ IUC. % TOE PHILLIPS PUBUBIUNO CO., 141447 Flltb Aye., New YorU City.