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VOL. XXXVII. NUMBER 131. PRICE: - 40 CENTS MM? BIG LAND DEAL CONSUMMATED ON THE BORDER Transfer of Lower Cali fornia Tract Involves Nearly a Million WILL RAISE COTTON Syndicate Including Gov ernor Gillett Closes Huge Contract "\TEWS of the sale of 32,000 acres \ of. land In Mexico, between Yuma •*-' and Calexlco, by the California Land and Cattle company to a syndi cate or Los Angeles and San Francisco capitalists, including Governor Gillett, was made public yesterday. The trans fer of the land, which was made for a consideration of $900,000, contemplates one of the largest agricultural projects ever attempted in the west, with subse quent larger expenditures, in the use of the canal now watering the Imperial valley. Gen. Harrison Gray Otis and Harry Chandler of Los Angeles are among the vendors. Fifteen of the purchasers, with Mr. Chandler and Governor Gil lett, are at present on a combined tour of inspection and pleasure trip to tho scene of the big enterprise. The names of the purchasers are withheld, al though they are known to include, in addition to Governor Gillett, Gen. M. H. Sherman, O. T. Johnson, George W. Scott-and George Crocker of the Crocker National bank of San Fran cisco. Transfer Already Made The transfer was made through a Mexican holding company, a subsid iary corporation of the California Land and Cattle company. The purchasers are said to include several of the wealthiest men in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and it is hinted that the first $1,000,000 expended will be only a beginning in a vast enterprise of intensive agricultural development, chiefly in the raising, of cotton, for which, it has been determined, this territory is especially adapted. A plan has been under consideration for tho immediate establishing of a townslte, but it is not thought probable that any steps in this direction" will be taken at present, although it will be necessary to establish a base of sup plies, which doubtless will develop into a town in the near future. With the completion of the Inter- California railroad, running south from Calexlco Into Mexico and swing ing northeast to Yuma, this territory has undergone a marked and rapid development and a large number of eastern capitalists have sought acre age along the railroad within the last year. Skirting the northern edge of the holdings of the new company are the pueblos Mexican, Cocopah, Tecote and Paredones, all of which are in promising agricultural territory, re quiring only water for Irrigation, which will be secured through the Im perial valley canal. Plans Not Completed . Definite plans for the agricultural development of the land acquired have not been completed, but it practically has been decided that as rapidly as possible it will be planted in cotton. Recent experiments havo determined that Imperial valley and the country below it offers better opportunities for the raising of cotton than any other country in the world, and it is on this industry that the purchasing syndicate will concentrate its activities. If It is decided to establish a town site, negotiations will be opened im mediately with the Mexican govern ment. PARROT SCREECHES, SAVES HOME AND LIVES OF TOTS Two Children Playing with Matches Set Fire to House—Bird Gives Alarm SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Feb. The piercing cries of a parrot for assist ance saved the lives of the two small children of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Silva here today, and prevented the destruc tion of the Silva home by fire. Mrs. Silva had gone to visit a neighbor and had left her tots playing on the parlor floor. In her absence they secured matches, and igniting them, set fire' to the carpet. The parrot evidently, saw the danger and screeched the alarm. Mrs. silva and the neighbor returned to the house extinguished the fire and rescued the children from injury. MARDI GRAS ENDS WITH COMUS AND REX SHOW Masked King Proves to Be Railway Man Three "Jack Johnsons" Are Arrested NEW ORLEANS, Feb. B.—With the Mardl Gras balls and pageants of Comus and Rex, the carnival season was brought to a close in New Orleans tonight. The' identity of Rex, the merry mon arch, who, in mask, reigned ever the city for two days, was revealed to night. He was Hunter c. Leake, gen eral agent of the Illinois Central rail road. • , Three "Jack Johnsons" among the maskers were arrested for disorderly conduct and an Impersonator of former President Roosevelt was given a free ride in the patrol wagon when he en gaged in a fight with "former Presi dent Zelaya." Belaya escaped. BANKER HAYS FREED ' SAN FRANCISCO, Fob. B.—William C. Hays, vice-president and general manager of the defunct Union State bank, who was arrested Sunday upon his voluntary return from Tennessee, on charges of overdrawing his account at the bank and obtaining money un der false pretenses, was released from the city prison ' tonight on ' bonds of 14500. . -^__-iifs-i^3fi^_^_i&-'---'' LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FdRECAST For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair Wednesday; light frost In the morn ing; light north wind. Maximum tern, perature yesterday 67 degrees, mini, mum 44 degrees. LOS ANGELES Big land deal consummated on border; transfer of lands In Lower California Involves nearly 11.000,000. FACE) 1 Retired cattleman dies from Injuries; Charles A. Windsor succumbs to bruises received when hit by auto. PAGE) 9 .Lot on Grand avenue brines 151,900 ln cash. PAGE 16 Two membera of "purity squad" po lice enter woman's room without warrant, drag her away to Jail and 'arrest man who came to her defense. PAQE 9 President of Council Works accuses street railways, declaring they hold up city and people. PAGE 5 Police commission to stop sale of liquor on dummy permits. PAGE 5 Divorce suit Is heard by court, neither of principals in suit being present. PAGE 5 Labor law Is Joke to "Soldld Three" of board of supervisors; contractor who mad« - men violate eight-hour law is paid in full. PAGE 8 Supporters plan P. 11. Stanton's campaign for nomination for governor of California. PAGB 8 Chamber of commerce awards prizes won In recent camera contest. PAGB 8 Improvement association demands to know how money to be voted for harbor im provements shall be spent. PAOB 0 Tots weep as mother ls placed in cell at city Jail to await trial for disturbing peace. " PAGB 9 Los Angeles to annex East Hollywood Feb ruary IS. PAGE 9 Former bank official accused of misappro priating money ls arrested. PAGB 6 New railroad to conneot valley and coast lines. PAGE 6 J. O. Davis is In city and predicts Demo cratic and Good Government success. PAGE 6 American "Woman's league expanding, Los Angeles having largest chapter iv United , States. . PAGE 6 Tale of Broker Brown's escape from polios related by chauffeur. PAGE 6 Society' night at, automobile show ls well attended. > PAGE 11 Leggens, confessed housebreaker, Is ar raigned on charge of robbing homes. PAGE 8 Eastern Bankers ln Los Angeles on a pleasure trip. PAGE IS Editorial. Letter box, Haskln's letter. PAGE 4 Society and clubs. PAGE 7 Marriage licenses, birth, deaths. PAGE 14 Classified advertising PAGES 14-15 News of tho courts. PAGE 5 Municipal affairs. " PAGE 5 Markets and financial. PAGE 12 Mines and oil fields. PAGE 13 Theaters and dramatic criticism. PAGE 7 Building permits. PAGE 16 Citrus fruit report PAGE 12 Automobiles. « PAGE 11 Sports. PAGE 10 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Pasadena girl deserts parents for new creed; said to be closo to collapse. PAGE 14 Long Beach water plant case opened; value of holdings may be re-estimated. IJA.GE 14 Venice baby bank placed ln Jeopardy; In stant removal ordered by trustees. PAGE 14 Private menageries must be abolished; cows, geese and burros arouse Ocean Park. PAGE 14 Dog burled by friends he mads at San B'ernardlno. - PAGE 1 Redlands ready for dedication service of administration building of new university today. PAGE 11 COAST Charge against alleged kidnapers In custody at Tucson dismissed. PAGE 5 Hermann tries to dodge Jury by having his case at Portland non-suited. PAGE 16 EASTERN Liquidation In stocks about stopped, margins on sales of shares being ex hausted. PAGE 12 Now York legislators urge that state direct all relief for poor. PAGE 2 Commissioner of Immigration attacked bitterly by Representative Macon of Arkansas. PAGE 2 Senate wants forestry work of govern ment investigated by congress. PAGE 2 Archbishop Ireland denounces work of Methodists in Rome; says, pontiff could not receive Fairbanks. PAGE 2 Inquest on body of Col. Swope at Kan sas City Involves Dr. Hyde, son-in law of dead millionaire. PAGE 1 Federal officers complete plans for ad justment ot nation's forests. PAGE 2 United States will tick to find south pole; ship Roosevelt to be used in the expedition. PAGE 1 Fifteen thousand school children In Chi cago in need of food and clothing. PAGE 1 FOREIGN Bulletin says King Gustav of Sweden Is resting easily after surgical ope ration. PAGE 8 Mexican railroad walkout probably will not take place, differences apparently being certain of adjustment* PAGE 3 Blue Funnel liner Cyclops wrecked.oil Red sea at Jeddah. PAGE 3 Politicians are slain In riots at election in Mexican town. PAGE 2 MINING AND OIL San Diego district will bo prospected by drill fed' >,A and gas. PAGE 13 Golconda mine ln Gold Road country makes ore shipping record. PAGE 13 Camp Signal gets support of Angelcnos. who will organize for exploiting purposes. PAGE 13 Unity OH company votes to Join .Independ ent Producers' agency. , - PAGE 13 Associated pumps oil through Port Costa pipe line. ' PAGE 13 SPORTING . Jim Flynn declpely defeats Sam Langford In ten-round contest at Naud Junction. RUt-Wl •'•' I . PAGE 10 Tex Ttlckard and Jack Gleason to meet soon and make decision regarding' location of big tight. . PAGE 10 Principals of Nelson-Wolgast fight Insure life of Kddlo Smith, «li" will referee their fljht February ... . , PAGE 10 Jimmy Coffroth arrives In San Francisco ahead of tlm-* and wins ..10,000 wager on trip from London. PAGE 10 Jockey club Issues racing dates for metro politan season In New York state. PAGE 10 Jack Atkln wins handicap at Jacksonville; Meadow defeats good field at Juarez. -■ PAGE 10 OweS Moran defeats Matty Baldwin IB , twelve rounds at Huston, taking eleven rounds of tig hi- l'AGi: U \ WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 9, 1910. HIGH COST OF LIVING CAUSES MUCH POVERTY Fifteen Thousand Children of Chicago in Need of Proper Nourishment CONGRESS INFORMED Nation's Lawmakers to In vestigate Cause of Ex orbitant Prices . [Associated Press] -» CHICAGO, Feb. B.—Five thousand children who attend the public schools In Chicago aro habit ually hungry and ten thousand others in that city are not sufficiently nour ished, according to a letter from the superintendent of schools of Chicago from which Representative Henry of Texas read excerpts in the house today. Again replying to Mr. Boutell's speech, Mr. Henry said he did not think the price of cotton was too high, nor were any other farm products too high on the farm. "Does the gentleman from Texas want to reduce the tariff on cattle?" inquired Mr. Boutell. "I will repeal the duty on beef if the gentleman from Illinois will help put every member of the beef trust 1 nthe penitentiary," retorted Mr. Henry. Mr. Boutell reviewed conditions in Texas to show the prosperity of that state, which he claimed was the result of national Republican policies giving stability to business affairs of the state. Country "Wise" "Gentleman," said Mr. Boutell, ad dressing the Democratic side of the chamber, "you don't want any Investi gation of prices and the country is 'getting on to you.' " He added that the Democratic party did not want prices of farm products affected by any legislation. Albert M. Read, secretary of the American Warehousemen's association, including thirty-two cold storage and refrigerating plants -4n various parts of the country, issued a statement to day endeavoring to show that food stuffs were not being hoarded In the cold storage plants and that no at tempts were being made by the ware housemen to conceal the quantity they had on hand. Mr. Read declared that butter and eggs stored ln twenty of the cold storage plants of the association be longed to 2446 different persons or firms, which, he says. Indicated that there would be great difficulty in cor nering those products. , The house committee Inquiry Into the high cost of food today developed tho fast that the retail merchant of Wash ington cannot buy direct from the far mer without bringing down on his head a boycott by the commission mer chants, and he is therefore forced to trade through that medium and to charge to the ultimate customer what ever the increased cost may be. * Food Inspector Dodge continued his testimony today with a comparison of prices of necessaries of life with prices* of twelve years ago, which showed In creases up to 150 per cent. A partial list of articles so compared follows: Articles— 1807. 1010. Breakfast bacon, per pound $ .10 $ .23 Navy beans, per quart 05 •.25 Best Biffin butter, per pound... .25 .38 New York cream cheese, pound. .15 ._! Fresh eggs, per dozen 19 .30 Purest lard, pound 06% .16 Pork, per pound 07'_ .14-% Pork hams, per pound .09% .16 Rib roast, per poifhd 10 ,15 Round steak, per pound 09 .13 Tenderloin steak, per pound 15 .20 Irish potatoes, per bushel 45 .65 Standard flour, per sack 95 $1.65 •Three quarts. Harmonizing the several resolutions Introduced in the senate directing an investigation into the cost of liv ing, the Republican leaders in confer ence today prefected a resolution on that subject which was later presented to the senate by Mr. McCumber of Nqrth Dakota. The resolution bears the name of Senator Elkins as author and embodies the principal features of the McCum ber resolution as well as some of those contained in the one introduced by Mr. Lodge. The inquiry is to be con ducted by a committee of seven mem bers and it is planned to assemble all of the information possible bearing up on the increased cost of living since 1900 with inspeclal reference to the fol lowing subjects: Wages, salaries and earnings and whether the increase in them had kept pace with the increase in the cost of living. • . Increase in the price of food, cloth ing, building material and rent. Price to the producer, the wholesal er or jobber, the retailer and the con sumer of the above articles In the year 1900 and at present. Cost of production, distribution and sale when in the hands of the whole saler or jobber and the retailer, be tween 1900 and 1910. • Whether such articles have increased in price by reason of the increased pro duction of gold throughout the year and the expansion of the currency in .he United States, or by tariff, or other legislation of congress, or by any mo nopoly, combination or conspiracy to control and regulate or restrain inter state or foreign commerce. The prices of food products on the farm as compared to their wholesalle prices at the wholesale trade centers. Food prices in the larger cities as compared with the cost or production on the farm. _ _ _ The committee i.» directed to recom mend whatever legislation Its findings may warrant. BOYCOTT DOES NOT PREVENT PRICES OF MEAT ADVANCING PITTSBURG, Feb. With the opening of the second week of the thirty days' meat boycott in this city meat's continue to rise in price. Sheep advanced from 25 cents to 50 cents a hundredweight, while hogs jumped $1 a hundred pounds. Home dressed pork led In cost by one cent a pound wholesale and from 2 to 3 cents retail. Beef advanced from 10 to 15 cents a hundred pounds. United States Attorney John Jordan yesterday caused 25,000 eggs in a cold storage plant to bo attached and today he will ask the federal court to con demn them as unfit. THE POST CARDS OF A TOURIST-No.1 •-■■!— • t~. —^- „ '■— I .eUV->"__Bi_^a'. — V'TWa »fr -S-ira 'A '*> >* wvvmm,'* 6 >} ■v A **.&»*?** "Ws)(n.§) Jl 55*-^!.!!!^ Wm 9 a *>l «m 99 g 5 9pßiß* a 2 ... :;; ; :\ *»«*' W* fr *^ps*=^ Hs99*■!>lV9 §I ■■« B X >1 ■•^/^%W/S^V SS^ <r -a- W« 091833638 19908^ tewj\»v^ #*z> *> twaty x _ SS*, it^-Ki»ifk:_ri_t ____-_-______, V <^Sm*2? •^^N._-__i I The Herald has arranged for a series of cartoons drawn by a talented artist who has just arrived from the east illustrating the impressdons of a tourist after a few days' residence in the hustling city of Los Angeles. ' ' . COURT RULES ON TIGHT-FIT GOWNS JUSTICE LING ENTERS REALMS f SARTORIAL Weighty Decision Rendered In Case of Woman Whose Tailored Suit Ripped When She Sneezed Generally, when anybody takes a header in the scramble up the hill of Success there's nobody around to tell him it was tough luck. 'the court says poor Abraham Granas stubbed his toe in fine style when he capered through the job of fitting a gown of prescribed lines to the form of Mrs. M. R. Wal lace. ' But Justice Ling, when he handed down his decision in the now noted Wallace-Granas suit yesterday, par tially took the curse off for Tailor Granas by saying that the hapless framer of feminine suppleness or any other man who gets mixed up in the lady tailor game would have be be a world-beater to keep his feet. The justice gave Ganas a profession al chill when he told what he thought of the tailor's attempt to make Mrs. Wallace a dress that would suit her. He allowed that the dress was to have had pleats, but that when the creation was turned loose from Mr. Granas" mode cage it was minus pleats and other plumage upon which Mrs. Wal last was set. And the justice reviewed in his decision that rude fact—that ter rible shock to the artistic tempera ment—of how the rear planking of the waist spread while Mrs. Wallace mere ly sneezed. Sacre! ' ' » ■ Poor Granas must give up the money he got from Mrs. Wallace's husband for making the dress. The court has decided upon that point, although the Justice agrees that any tailor is up against a pretty tough proposition when he hangs out his shingle and guarantees to make dresses that fit and, what ls more, that are satlsfac- tory. To elaborate upon the reasoning of Justice Ling, Mr. Granas, to be suc cessful ladles' tailor, mut be able to make a dlrectolre fit perfectly on a set of antlers or a rubber plant. He must make the old look young, and train every conceivable human shape to assume the grace of Aphrodite. He must rip out this and rip out that, take a seam in here and let it out again, take the whole business apart twenty or thirty times and smile—smile as If he were tickled to death. This is the way Justlc Ling puts it in his own words: To be a ladles' tailor and be suc cessful, a merchant must needs be a genius. He must have a sym pathetic, as well as an artistic, turn of mind. He must be of a kind and gentle nature, yet firm withal, when necessary. He should always be diligent In mastering the small est details of his calling. He should have an eye for the beauti ful. He should be enthusiastic, even rapturous, but not hysterical. He should place his patrons In such a favorable position that every line, every contour may be accen tuated or subdued in such a man ner as to develop to the limit the grace and beauty of the figure be fore him. Then with steady hand and unerring eye, and when rap ture has taken possession of his soul, he must measure with un grudging care and then cut with mathematical precision. And throughout this "trying" period he must be enthralled with one, all-absorbing thought, that of ob; tainlng the master's degree In his profession. He must brook-no in terference from his patron. He must be the monarch of all he sur veys. There must be none to dis pute. • The very idea of a laywo man dictating to a man that has given years and years of his life "to the mastery of his profession! It is an insult to the tailor and chal lenge to his superabundant Intelli gence. TRUNKS OF PRINCE SEIZED FOR DEBT VIENNA, Feb. The creditors of Prince Miguel of Braganza, who mar ried Miss Anita Stewart of New York in Scotland last September, unable to obtain a settlement of their claims, have seized the furniture and other effects in the 'prince's residence here and removed them to an auction room. A large and boisterous throng gath ered today to watch the men transfer ring the bric-a-brac and other belong ings of the prince into a huge van. The police had to be summoned to maintain order. Prince Miguel and his wife are in Paris. The prince left the manage ment of his affairs to a lawyer, who, immediately after the wedding, .paid off most of the creditors, but several money lenders are reported to have made such usurious demands that the attorney refused to listen to them. The proceedings today were the out come of disputed claims that amount to less than $50,000. and negotiations are on to settle. It is not thought the prince's belongings will actually come to auction. Only recently the report was current that a syndicate of creditors Intended to bring suit for $1,00,000 against Prince Miguel, the claim being set up that he 'had refused to pay to the syn dicate, for borrowed money, one-fifth of the dowry of his marriage with Miss Stewart, which amounted to $5,000,000. ■ , .. SINGLE COPIES: 8_> ttJ_i_^T«W». U.S. WILL SEEK THE SOUTH POLE WANT HONOR OF EXPLORING BOTH REGIONS Captain Bartlett, in Command of the Roosevelt in Arctic Exploration, to Have Charge of Ant. arctic Expedition [Associated Tress] WASHINGTON, Feb. America has decided to seek for -south polo laurels similar to those won for her by Commander Peary at the north pole. The National Geographic society to day resolved to send an expedition in search of the south pole, provided the necessary funds can be raised. It is not believed there will be any failure on this score. Commander Peary was notified im mediately of the action. Capt. Bartlett, in command of the Roosevelt in Peary's trip to the north pole, probably will have charge of the antarctic expedi tion. After a meeting late this afternoon, the board of managers of the geo graphic society adopted the following resolution: "The National Geographic society be lieves it is of great importance to science that tidal, magnetic and meteo rological observations shall be obtained at or near Coatsland in the same period that the British expedition under Capt. Robert F. Scott, R. N., is making similar observations on the other side of the antarctic area, 1800 miles distant, and at the same time that this recently discovered land shall be explored. -■■• •,';' "That the society is ready to accept Mr. Peary's proposition that it shall undertake jointly with the Peary Arctic club an expedition to the ant arctic regions, as outlined above, pro vided that the board of managers, after consultation with members of the so ciety, finds that the project will receive sufficient financial assistance to war rant the undertaking." It is thought probable the expedition may be ready to set sail as early as July. I The rapidity with which financial as- (Continued on _»■>(• ♦tree. J O'casNTs TESTIMONY AT SWOPE INQUEST INVOLVES HYDE Startling Facts Adduced in Connection with Death of Millionaire EVIDENCE DRAMATIC - ■ •'-■ '-,-,. y Nurse Tells of Last Housr of Philanthropist and Relative's Action. [Associated Press] KANSAS CITY. Feb. With the testimony of Miss Pearl Keller, a nurse; of Dr. Ludwig Hektoen, of Mrs. Logan H. Swope and of Dr. Frank Hall in the inquest over lbs body.' of the late Col. Swope in Independence today came developments in the mys tery of the millionaire's death moro startling than any facts heretofore ad duced. »» Miss Keller's detailed story of tho last moments of Col. Swope's life, re plete with startling features of hap- ■•• penings in the Swope household, pro duced a sensation. So carefully had her story been guarded that although much has been written and rumored about the case, not until today had any one outside the Immediate circle Interested in the In quiry heard her narrative. -"..••' Miss Keller testified that: Immediately following the death of Col. Thomas Moss Hunton Dr. B. C. m Hyde asked her to use her influence with Col. Swope to have him appointed administrator of the Swope estate, vice Mr. Hunton. On the morning of Col. Swope's death she gave him a three-grain capsule, supposed to contain dyspepsia medicine, at the direction of Dr. Hyde. Twenty minutes later Col. Swope was in a con vulsion. His death soon followed. - Five minutes after Col. Swope's death ' Dr. Hyde appeared, and with Attorney John G. Paxton took Col. Swope's will j from his vest pocket. Doctor's Testimony / Dr. Hektoen testified that: One-sixth of a grain of strychnine was found in one-seventh part of Col. Swope's liver. He believed there might . be a grain in the entire organ. Half a grain would cause death. Traces of strychnine wore found in the stomach. Strychnine might have been injected into the body after death. He did not believe the taking of medicine containing strychnine would leave as much as a grain of the poison in the liver. Mrs. Swope testified that.: Dr. Hyde knew of Col. Swope's inten tion to give $1,500,000 to charity and of his plan to change his will to this effect. - She also said that Col. Swope had told Dr. Hyde he had planned to give Thomas Swope the largest part of his I estate. She denied she entertained any ill feeling against Dr. Hyde. Dr. Frank Hall said ho was abso lutely certain Col. Swope did not die of cerebral hemorrhage or apoplexy. O. H. Gentry, a druggist of Inde pendence, said he prepared the medi cine for Col. Swope, and that it con tained elixir of iron, quinine and strichnlne. The strychnine in a tea spoon amounted to only one one-hun dred and eightieth of a grain, he said. Dr. Hyde was again present at the inquest today and heard every word of testimony. Especially did he follow the testimony of Miss Keller closely. But he gave no sign that her narra tive perturbed him in the least. Testimony Startles In the tense moments when Miss Keller described the dying actions of Colonel Swope, jurors and spectators leaned forward and listened eagerly to every word. She told in detail how she gave the man a capsule and how he passed into convulsions. He cried: "Oh, my God. I wish I had not taken that medicine; I, wish I were dead." Miss Keller also said that Dr. Hyde suggested to her that she ought to. charge $35, instead of $25 a. week for her services. After she had given most of her tes timony, and the room was quiet, Cor oner B. H. Zwart asked her: "Do you know of anything that might have caused Colonel Swope's death, other than that capsule?" "I do not," she replied firmly. The report made by Rr. Hektoen . on the liver was supported by affi davits from Drs. Walter S. Haines and Victor C. Vaughn. The report on the condition of the stomach was given verbally by Dr. Hektoen. Dr. Hektoen said tho examination of ' the organs of .the body had not been completed. A question that may have great bearing upon the case was asked by a juryman In the afternoon. It was: "Could the body absorb strychnine - that had been injected after death?" "Yes," Dr. Hektoen replied. "If strychnine had been injected after death and the body had lain j for a long time, tho poison could have found Its way to other parts of the body through diffusion. Strychnine would have to be. in solution for that, and it would spread through the tissues." . Would Not Diffuse Dr. Hektoen said, however, that strychnine would not diffuse through a body frozen, as was Colonel Swope's. Mrs. Swope told of the many eccen tricities of Colonel Swope. She said she had thought for twenty-five years that his death was imminent. "I'm the same as a dead man," she testified that he once said to a rela- . tive. "I'm just walking around to save funeral expenses." .• Dr. Hyde, his lips tightly set, watched the' nurse closely as she told her story while Mrs. Logan O. Swope, his mother-in-law, heavily veiled, lis tened attentively from another part ] of the room. Among the other witnesses to be ex amined were Mrs. Logan Swope and her daughters. The latter were called to tell of their illness while ' suffer- ' ing from typhoid fever during -.: the .siege following Colonel Swope's death and during which - nine members : of. the family were stricken. . . ■ .? '. Mrs. Swope, the sister-in-law .of Colonel Swope, and mother of Chris- -. man Swope., and Mrs. B. C. Hyde has. kept in Seclusion since the Swope mys tery became a sensation. Mrs. : Hyde was again absent and it was v an-. nounced that she was still 111 abed. #'_,■ Dr. . Hyde and the ather < principal*. - (Continued on Pago Threes '