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Statehood and OJher Important Issues
• Will Be Considered In the Mean.
time—Deluge of Bills ■ ,
,'■: [By Associated I'reM.J
'"lIfASHINGTON, March 7.—When
\\ * congress meets March 15 to con
■■'." • ■ slder tariff revision there will
be DO constitutional restrictions upon
the-nature of business that may be
transacted. '. . .
■ It generally Is conceded at least two
months Will be. required fur tilt: house
to conclude consideration of nil the
schedules Involved in this legislation.
The house itself will not receive the
bill for . some weeks, as the committee
on ways and means will require con
siderable time to report the measure.
"During this period the senate will
have nothing to do in respect to the
tariff and even after the bill leaves the
hoTJKG it will be in the hands of the
committee on • finance ' for some time
before the senate actually gets posses
sion of it. Then will begin a long wait
iby . the house . until the senate j amend
ments can bo known and conferees ap
pointed ,to bring abo^t an agreement
upon them.
Must Remain In Session
-'■ This ■' procedure will result In each
house ■ having to remain "in session,
with nothing to do in relation to the
' tariff, for a couple of months.
■; Three days Is the extent of a recess
i thai may bo taken by cither body. v
Senator*, ■ therefore, are considering
the advisability 'of entering on other
legislation. .
•The advocates of postal savings
banks have talked of the possibility of
. such a policy being adopted ever since
they became aware of their Inability
to secure legislation In the late con
There are many earnest advocates of
a change of the date for the inaugura
; tion from March 4. Action on this
question may be taken.
' Advocates of statehood for New Mex
ico and Arizona were greatly disap
pointed that no progress could be made
toward the' enactment of an enabling
act during the late session and they
arc restless ' over any proposition to
delay action until the regular session
of congress, because they fear the mass
of legislation which: will then come up
will crowd out their claims. -.■/*>,';■
I' -.','.. Must Provide for Census *, .* '
> "-■•' The . president's veto of the'; census
' bill J makes ( mandatory some action • to
•• provide > tor j the ■ enumeration • • of ■" the
thirteenth census.. . - . ,'
„ Legislation • might. be delayed „ I until
early next winter, but some believe that
the extra session will give an admir
able opportunity to dispose of it.
The extra session is sure to bring
forth a deluge of bills In both houses.
I As the house ways and means com
mittee will have the important duty of
reporting • the ■ new tariff bill there is
keen rivalry among members of the
house for appointments to till the three
vacancies on the committee. .
The one vacancy in the Republican
membership made by the retirement of
Representative Bonynge of Colorado
will In all probability be filled by a
member from a western state. Repre
sentative Howell of Utah and Repre
sentatives Burke and Martin of South
Dakota and Representative Cushman
of Washington have been suggested.
--\ New Yorker Mentioned
Francis Burton Harrison of New
• York, although having served only one
- term In congress, is most prominently
spoken of to fill the vacancy in the
minority membership of the committee
caused by the retirement of Represen
tative Bourke Cockran of. New York.
It is understood that , Sereno E.
Pf>; iie,- chairman of . the committee,
■ tavors Mr. Harrison's appointment, but
Champ CJark, minority leader, declares
he will not consider committee appoint
ments-until the fight on- the rules has
been settled. « - ■
"We may have a committee on com»
- mittees to suggest, appointments," he
said, "and' until this question. of ' the
■ rules', is • settled I ■ cannot say anything
about committee appointments." .
s • Representative, William Nuizer of
New York is a prominent candidate for
Mr. Cockran's place.
Secret Service Officer* Capture Al.
leged Murderer, Forger and
Jail Breaker
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7.—Emil
Jordan, said to be wanted In New York
on several charges, including U»fl mur
der of a policeman, jail breaking on
Kills island, forgery and bringing
young women from France in violation
of the immigration laws, was captured
here last night by secret service of
ficers and local detectives.
Jordan, whom the police declare to
bo a dangerous man, was arrested while
sitting at ;> tithli- In a small restaurant.
The federal authorities have been
aarching for him for six months. He
will leave for New York Tuesday in the
custody of secret service men.
Discovery of Gusher on Indian Reser
vation Causes Considerable
CHEYKNNK, Wyo., March 7.—Re
ports received from Fort Washakie,
north of Lander, are to the effect that
a producing well of black asphaltum
oil was opened up last night on the
Indian reservation by the Washakie
Hydro-Carbon Mining company, oper
ated by "Russell Thorpe and (lould
Diets oi Omans, R. J. Ulehlln of Chl
wg<> mill j. k. Moore »f Wyoming.
Although considerable prospecting
>aH been ilone in thin vicinity this is
*c (Irst oil found in commercial
«'«antltles. Great excitement prevails.
OAKLAND, March 7.—Burled up to
hl» neck for thirteen hours In the nllmy
mud Ihi.t formn tbe hot torn of the Oak
land enluary and with » cold rain pelt
ing him, •Inuid 1,. Angllar, aged 77
.ream, wax reftrued Imla.T mid api>eared
none the worse for hln experience.
1 Anitlhir Is employed on. the dredger
working In tlir canal and attempted to
go ashore last evening on a narrow
plank. He lost his footing; and plunged
Into the mud piled along the shore, Just
out of the reach of the tide. He sank
deeper and deeper until the water
reached his chin.
When morning rame bin faint call*
•M heard and he wan dragged out,
aaklng for no other restorative I him
food and ilerp.
Says Turfman Once Said He Would
Remember Her in His Will.
Tells Why He Left
KIIKBPOKT, 111., March 7.—Offerin
proof that she Is a sister of E. .
("Lucky") Baldwin, and declaring that
she will niHkn formal demand for a
legacy from his vast estate, Mrs. Mary
Baldwin Morln. one of the most prom
inent women of Freeport, today aston
ished the community by the announce
ment of her relationship to the million
Mrs. Morin has never seen her
brother since she was three years old,
when he left the family home at New
Biggins. Wls., as the result of long
disagreement with his stepmother.
Mrs. Morin has been in communica
tion with him, however, at various In
tervals. She is eixty-onc years old,
has been a resident of Freeport many
years and Is comparatively poor.
Out of the original family of fifteen
children Mrs. Morin asserts only two
others now survive. "Lucky."
These are two brothers—John N. of
Lincoln, Neb., former mayor of that
city, and Henry of Shullsburg, Wis.,
an old soldier.
She has started a legal Investigation
and will attempt to gain recognition
from the executors of the estate. She
believes his present will will be found
The parents of "Lucky" and Mrs.
Morln were descendants of the Carpen
ters of Virginia. They lived at New
Biggins, Just north of here, many
Baldwin's stepmother did not agree
with him, so "Lucky" left home when
about twenty years old, vowing he
never would speak to his stepmother
again and would make his fortune.
He never returned to New Biggins
again, nor did he have any further
communication with his father.
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For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Monday; light northwest wind. Maxi
mum temperature yesterday, 64 de
grees; minimum, 43 degrees. ' '•'.'
' Straw vote taken by Hearst sheet of Los
Angeles proves fiasco: one man. given fifty
cards to sign for Harper.
Two youths captured by police, who were
looking for holdups admit having robbed
two citizens on east side.
Aged war veteran, found in helpless state
In shack In city and begs to be reinstated
at Soldiers' home at Sawtelle.
Official organ of Municipal league rial-"
culea cry of harm to business made. by sup
porters of Harper against recall.
Letters written by supreme officer of Or
der of Pendo throw light on finances of de
funct organization....
Petition to be presented to board of police
commissioners, signed by prominent Mexi
cans and Italians, urge closing of blind pigs
and dens of vice at Sonoratown. -
Scheme fostered by "bosom friend" to re
open "Redlight" falls because -of one word
In charter amendment, under which plan
was to bo worked, precluded establishment
of Independent borough. . I
' Brawl In saloon at Sonoratown results In
three men being Injured, one of whom prob
ably will die.
Socialists organize new suburban local In
Los Angeles county.
v * " COAST
Man in Oakland, burled thirteen hours in
slimy mud during rainstorm, rescued.
Former state senator. Indicted. for alleged
hoodliug, returns home after four years as
fup'tlve in South America.
Mrs. John Lame sustains broken Jaw and
other serious Injuries In auto accident In
Sacramento. '".
■ - Committee to report on direct primary bill
today, urging amendment which is accept
able to proponents. . - '„--'
General appropriations' measure made
special order of business for this afternoon
General debate to be caused by attempt
In legislature to condemn sixty-three blocks
of water front land In San Francisco.
- Prominent woman In Illinois says she Is
sister of "Lucky" Baldwin and will demand
part of big estate. . , , .-. •
Revision of tariff to ■ cause many delays
at next > session of congress. which it. now
seems will extend over two months.
■ , Roosevelt and wife walk through slush
and snow to church.
Taft's new auto to have right of way
over everything In District of Columbia:
speed limit removed.
Roosevelt Is theme of preachers in New
York. .; i ■■■ '■-:v-' ■■•■■• • ' •'—'', ■'.
,- Nation's • exports , for. last January. shown*
to have : decreased over J00.000,000.
Police in Washington arrest man said to
be dangerous criminal. ■
Man who may have come from Los An
geles found brutally, murdered near Wash
ington. • . . ,i •
Well of black asphaltum oil discovered in
Wyoming.- ..,.-».-,
- John Mitchell, labor leader, urges actors
to form union and join A. F. of L. ;• . i
■ Helen Gould'entertains 300 bluejackets
In New. York. . . , .".-. , - - ■'. *
* < Negro burneß at stake In Rockwal], Texas.
I Former Vice President Fairbanks returns
home. * ' ' ,
». Filipino preacher' surrenders- credentials
ami forms lien- church with big following.,
| Crisis jln Balkans checked ; pending reply
of Hervla. to Austro-Hunnary. -.vAi.****
.', Demonstration attempted m Paris against
Premier Olmieiiceau. > ...:„.> i ' .. ■ ;
Many labor unions may Join In street car
strike in Manila. ■ .
Block by Block Canvass Mads by
Alexander's Supporters Reveals
Decided Sentiment for Dis.
charge of Mayor
ASTKAW vote which was taken
only at local theaters last
week under the auspices of
the Los Angeles Kxmainer was
conceived by a worker of the "busi
ness men's organization' ' In order
to produce an effect on betting re
garding the result of the recall elec
tion. When the recall petitions were
started pro-Harper advocates made the
boast betting would be 10 to 1 in favor
of Harper's election. This soon drop
ped to 5 to 1 and then to 2 to 1, but at
present many Harper bettors are ask
ing: odds, even with Walter Parker
money to wager.
Even though it was manipulated in
the most favorable manner, the Kx
aminer's straw vote failed even to gal
vanize any confidence and in no way
obtained the effect desired.
The manner in which the vote was
worked la indicated by an rvent, in
connection with the "ballot," wliich
happened at one of the theaters early
In the week. A man was seeu to ap
proach the newspaper employe hand
ling the ballots and heard to say, after
cautiously displaying a "Harper is good
enough for us"' button, "Give me a
bunch of them and I'll mark 'em up at
the bar for Harper." He was handed
forty or fifty of the ballots which
usked the queutlotl, "Do you favor re
calling Mayor Harper?" and took them
with him as he disappeared through
the door leading into the saloon next
to the theater.
The straw vote handled by the loral
Hearst paper is reminding: men who
wore In New York of a similar vote
taken by the Hearst sheet of that olty
prior to the Hughes-Chanler contest
for governor. The results were dally
published as showing an overwhelming
sentiment for Chanler, but on election
day everything went the opposite way,
Hughes carrying even those localities
where Chanler was considered
As the block-by-block organization,
which volunteers in the recall move
ment arc taking up in numerous pre
cincts, progresses the general senti
ment favoring the discharge of Mayor
Harper becomes more evident. The
Highland Park Alexander club has per
fected its arrangements for securing a
personal talk with every voter in the
precincts of that section. H. W. Reed,
chairman of an Alexander club in the
Fourth ward, is securing volunteers
who are doing similar work. An Alex
ander club In the Fifth ward also is
accomplishing similar progress.
Meetings Arranged
Alexander meetings will be held fre
quently after this week, and in addi
tion to those arranged by the recall
campaign committee volunteer work
ers are planning neighborhood gather-
Ings to aid the movement. At one
meeting of this kind last week two
machine henchmen were stationed out
side to take a list of those attending.
The men who worked up the meeting
learned this In advance, however, and
made a series of personal calls to
notify those Interested that the meting
place had been changed. The two ma
chine runners stood under a tree
throughout the evening watching the
wrong house and wondering if it could
be possible there were no Alexander
sympathizers in the precinct.
Meetings definitely arranged for this
week are as follows:
Tuesday, March 9—Miller's hall, 6313
Pasadena avenue, at 8 o'clock. The
speakers will be George Alexander, La
mar Harris and Dr. Phlialetha S. Mich
elsen. Music will be furnished.
Thursday. March 11—Masonic hall,
Thirty-third and Main streets, at 8
o'clock. Speakers. George Alexander
and Thomas Woohvine.
Friday. March 12—Henderson hall.
2305'^ South Union avenue, at 8 o'clock.
Mr. Alexander will address this meet
ing and other speakers whose names
will be announced later will also talk
on campaign issues.
The Municipal league in the current
Issue of Its monthly bulletin calls at
tention to the character of the division
of voters on the recall question in the
following statement:
"While there are a good many people
who for personal or business reasons
decline to express their views, the
great majority of voters have already
declared .for one side or the other and
the nature of the line-up <s plainly
"In this contest on which Side ll the
tough element? The machines of both
parttes? The saloon loafers? The
gamblers? The sporting fraternity?
The machine reactionary newspaper?
The utility corporation political man
agers? On which side are all these'. 1
Let any man who has doubt on this
question investigate and learn the
"On the other hand, go into the resi
dence district, among: tho pretty homes
of decent law-abiding 1 people. Try It
in the churches and in organizations of
citizens that are striving for the city's
moral and civic advancement. Does
any one question on which side of the
battle the vast majority of people of
this sort are to be found?
"We are not answering these ques
tions: we ask them and we urge the
man with a vote who <s willing to In
vestigate a little to answer for himself.
"And the answer must mean some
thing to him."
Take Advantage of Free Rides to
Plead for Harper with Motor,
men and Conductors
Frequent reports are made that city
employes, who hold street car passes,
are using: the privilege to pass a great
part of their time rMing on street cars
and talking with conductors, motorinen
and ot tiers in an effort to make votes
for Mayor Harper at the recall elec
One man In particular, nUo was ap-
(Continued on P«gr Three) ' '
Citizens Protest Against Unspeakable Resorts Where
Men Are Debauched and Robbed and Murders Are
Committed in Broad Daylight. Police Vigorously
Attack Effects and Ignore Causes
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. .lai'into (iiizmal was fatally stalihed by 1111 unidentified man yesterday afternoon in the basement at the rear of
the International restaurant at B*o San Fernando street.
Twenty-one, men nre under arrest, all of whom are held on misplclon. The. police believe. Jacinto Rotlerigruez
in either the man who did the utabbing or that he knows the Identity of the assailant.
[ra'sra|VEßY Monday morning the police courts of Los Angeles grind out a grewsome
BVERY Monday morning the police courts of Los Angeles grind municipality are
grist, and scores of Sunday offenders against the laws of the municipality are
' ra.!wi fined or sent to prison, many of them to serve a sentence on the chain gang.
llateSal The preponderance of these offenders are charged with drunkenness. Rarely
have any of them money to pay a fine.
The Herald has often had occasion to comment on this editorially and has frequently
asked why there are from thirty to seventy-five arrests .for drunkenness on Sunday and
no arrests of the sellers of the liquor that debauched these men.
The Herald has, in the course of its other investigations, found many places where
liquor was sold illegally, and that, in almost every part of the city, so-called "blind pigs"
were operating without apparent fear of molestation on the part of the police. A Herald
representative spent a part of yesterday in that portion of the city known as Sonoratown.
He found a dozen or more places where liquor was illicitly sold. He found gambling
rooms running wide open. In one of these places about fifty men were seated around card
tables, playing for chips which they had purchased from an employe of the establishment.
Within fifty feet, with no closed doors to bar the way, a patrolman in uniform walked the
Respectable citizens of this district had appealed to The Herald to aid them in taking
steps to protect their weaker brothers from rampant vice. It was for the purpose of
investigating these conditions that The Herald representative was in that section of the
city and witnessed other crimes previous to the murder of Guzmal. At the time of the
tragedy in the International restaurant respectable residents of the Second and Eighth
wards were circulating a petition drawn for them by a Herald .epresentative, appealing to
the police commissioners for relief from the insufferable conditions existing in their dis
trict. #
THE murder of Jacintn Guzmal in the International restaurant occurred a short time after I left the
rjlaee yesterday afternoon. The robbery of Jose Valdoz took place some time previous. Jose is now
in the city jail, where I saw him locked after he was booked on a charge of drunkenness.
Mexican residents of
gate and to aid n a
movement to ameliorate
the deplorable condition
existing in their com-
muntty. -I was assigned
to the duty of invest!-
" gation. 1 found .the
most flagrant violations
of the law I have ever
seen. During the day
the police were much 111
evidence, but they gave
a most startling exhlbi-
tion of attempting to
abolish an -evil by at-
tacking the, effect and
ignoring the cause.
They arrested the vie-
tlms, but allowed the
real violators of the
laws to go on with their
nefarious work.
Residents of the i dls-
trict declare there are
nineteen "blind pigs"
operating in the imme-
diate vicinity of the
Plaza. This is prob-
. ably not an exaggera-
tion. The worst places
I visited during the aft
ernoon were the "res-
taurants" at 610 and at
620 San Fernando street.
In the former, the "Stet
la d'ltalia," scores of
drunken men sat around
tables and were plied
with vile liquor as long
as their money lasted.
(I saw a man purchase
a quart bottle Of what
appeared to be whisky.
He was intoxicated at
the time and, left the
place a few minutes
later with the bottle
concealed beneath his
coat. We purchased
liquor in this place.
Only the merest pretext
of food was served. In
some cases a plate of
frijoles wa s brought
after the liquor had
been served. The scenes
in all the resorts were
about the same. Doz
ens of.men sat around
the tables drinking wine,
beer and in some in
stances whis k y. The
food which was served
in some places was in-
variably ignored. It us
ually consisted of a dish
of frijoles with no fork
or spoon supplied.
In the International,
the scene of. the murder,
. a large room contains a
dozen or more tables,
. and men in all stages
of into xi cation sat
around them. One rule
was strictly followed:
When the men had no
money they were thrown
. e/x^iirxrrt,;
' were - seated and good- •
naturedly announced in-'/i
his politest Castilian

that he was a brave hombre and that he was embarrassed with wealth. To prove the letter statement
he exhibited a handful of silver. • A minute later he found a seat at a table at the rear end of the room.
An orchestra composed of a battered cornet, a violin and a guitar was playing in a loud but maudlin
and tuneless manner near where the youth sat. .In a couple of minutes we heard a sharp cry of pain
The musicians redoubled their efforts.' A scuffle was In progress. A heavy- man had an arm
around the Mexican youth and his thumb was pressed into the latter's eye. A second man fumbled
about the boy's clothes. I, arose, but was instantly pulled back into my chair. A waiter approached and
the two men slunk out the back door. The waiter led Valdez to the front door and kicked him into the
street. A second later Patrolman Wyckoff grabbed Valdez by the arm. The fact that the policeman
was encumbered with a drunken Swede did not prevent him from dexterously gathering in the Mexi
can boy. At the police station Wagon Officer Hurt searched assiduously, but found not a cent on the lad
The robbery, for such it unquestionably was, did not attract the slightest attention in the place and
■ the scene of debauchery continued-until It culminated in the murder of Guzmal an hour or so later.
. Other blind pigs were much of the same order with the exception that most of them were smaller
and the surroundings of squalor were accentuated.
; A half dozen plain clothes men could within a few hours have : obtained evidence enough to have
convicted the proprietors of all of these dens of iniquity. They oould have walked with perfect ease
into a room where I saw two score of men gambling at a dozen or more tables almost in plain sight of
the street. But the only visible evidence that Los Angeles has a police force was the activity of the
patrolmen in gathering in the victims of the blind pigs after they had been despoiled and thrown into
the street. ■ Up/^-: ; ' :;.t. .•. ■■ ,-.' ■ : : -
; Commit Daring Robbery .
DENVER,;. C 010.,. ■' March ' 7.—While,
policemen and a number of customers
stood In front of Woodward Bros.' drug
store tonight two highwaymen walked
behind the prescription caße, held up A.
C. Royder, t a' clerk, and W. S. Wood
ward, ■■ son of one lof < the | proprietors
hound 1 and gagged them, 'and relieved
them of $171. Then the. robbers walked
out. > brushed past ■ the policemen, said,
"excuse, me" and disappeared.;. .!^.
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•**" Makes Curious Statement
ALLAHABAD. British India, March
7.—The Allahabad Pioneer makes the
curious statement that a project Is un
der consideration to meet the British
budget requirements for old age. pen
sions by revising the scheme of the
Into Viscount Goshen, chancellor of tile
exchequer, for the issuance of 10
--shiiling notes, secured or) a silver
basis. Tile Pioneer adds the Ihiiterl
States is considering a similar project.
To Debate on Tariff
PARIS, March 7.—The debate on
the proposed revision of the tariff of
1892, which has aroused a storm of
opposition at homo and abroad, will be
■opened In the senate this week and
promises to be bitter and protracted.
The situation is analaKOUH to thin in
Germany, following the Impetus given
agriculture by the udoption of a pro-1
tective system, '
General Appropriation Measure Made
Special Order of Business for This
Afternoon — Other Docu.
ments Ready
SACRAMENTO, March 7.—One of
the most important measures in
troduced at this session of the
legislature, the Wright-Stanton direct
primary bill, will be discussed during
th<; coming week by the assembly.
Tho bill has passed the senate and
will be reported out of the elections
committee of the assembly tomorrow,
with an amendment providing for nom
ination of United States senators by
an advisory vote, by legislative dis
This: amendment is not objectionable
to the proponents of the bill and prob
ably will receive the indorsement of
the senate.
The general appropriation bill, intro
duced Friday by Chairman Beardsleo
of the committee on ways and means,
has been made a special order of busi
ness for tomorrow at 3:30 p. m.
Will Try to Change It
The bill usually requires ten riay>»
for consideration and, although Gov
ernor Gillett is in favor of it as it
stands, there will be numerous at
tempts to amend it and several floor
tights over various Increases allowed
by the committee.
Another bill on which the assembly
will indulge in extended debate is that
which condemns sixty-three blocks of
water lots in Son Francisco, known as
the Islais creek bill, and upon which
the San Francisco delegation is divided.
Three members of the latter, MeManus
Black and O'Neil, favor the condemna
tion and purchase of only forty-four
Senator John B. Curtin's constitu
tional amendment providing for the
separation of state and local taxes,
which was amended in the senate last
week, will be taken up again tomorrow
morning as a special order of business.
Senator J. W. Stetson's absolute
freight rate bill will be considered
Speed Limit Laws Will Not Apply to
New President's Big Tour.
ing Car
WASHINGTON. March ".—No long
er will the terms "the presidents car
riage" and "the president's driver" be
in vogue, for with the new administra
tion come the terms "the president's
automobile" and "tho president's
Automobiles will be almost the ex
clusive method of locomotion of Presi
dent Taft and his family. The White
House automobiles will have the right
of way throughout the District of Co
lumbia and will-know no speed limit.
Two splendid new machines already
have been purchased with $12,000 ap
propriated by congress for this purpose,
and Mr, Taft has given them a thor
ough tryout.
One Is a big touring car with detach
able top and painted in dark green.
This will be most used by the president.
The other is a limousine body painted
black and was purchased for the use
of Mrs. Taft.
Both cars bear the official coat of
arms of the United States.
DECREASED BY $50,000,000
Shipments to Foreign Ports Shown to
Be Considerably Below the
WASHINGTON, March 7.—ln Janu
ary there was a falling off of about
$f>0,000,000 in the total value in the
country's exports us compared with
those of January, 1908, while for the
seven months ended with January the
total exports amounted to $1,081,719,944,
against $1,189,090,551 in the correspond
ing seven months of the previous fiscal
year, a falling: off of $157,000,000.
One cause of the falling off is found
in our export trade in raw cotton. The
average value of cotton exported in
January, 1908, was 11.7 per pound, and
In January, 1909, 9.4 per pound.
Another cause of tho decline is the
falling off in the quantity of corn,
wheat and flour exported.
Police Doubt Story of Accidental Shot,
but Prisoner Seems Grief.
ATCHISON, Kan., Maroh 7.—Carl
Hale, 17 years old, confessed today that
he killed Mrs. James Hoover last
Wednesday. He declared, however,
that the shooting- was accidental.
He was shooting at a, tree near th.i
Hoover home, he said, and one of the
shots struck Mrs. Hoover.
The police said tonight they did not
believe this story. Young Halo, who
has been of a defiant demeanor ever
since his arrest, appeared grief-strick
en, weeping bitterly after making his
statement to the police.
To Overhaul Kearsarge
PHILADELPHIA. March,, *• 7.—Th»
battleship Kearsarge, the second of the
around-the-world fleet to reach > here, ;
arrived at League' Island this;after
noon. The vessel will be taken to the
back, bay tomorrow; and thoroughly
overhauled. ■ ; Theodore . Lentz,' a black
smith aboard the Kansas, was | public
ly commended today' in a letter from
Secretary Newborry.

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