OCR Interpretation


Los Angeles herald. [microfilm reel] (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, March 16, 1910, Image 10

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042462/1910-03-16/ed-1/seq-10/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 10

10
THE HERALD'S SPORTING NEWS
MOVING PICTURES TO BE MADE
OF FLYNN AND LANGFORD TODAY
SCRAPPERS FINISH TRAINING AND WILL POSE AT VERNON
ARENA THIS AFTERNOON
-Betting Upon General Result Still Remarkably Slow, With Even
Money on Knockout Question Remaining Practically Untouched
Because of Good Opinion of Flynn Held by Local Friends.
Fighting Fireman Will Go into Ring with Advantage of
from Fifteen to Twenty Pounds and Big Supply of
Confidence on Tap—lnterest Among Fans
Grows Despite Fact that Opinion Gen
erally Favors Boston Terror to Win
JAY DAVIDSON
TRAINING for the forty-five round fight Thursday afternoon has been
entirely cut out. except the morning road rur>3, and this afternoon
Jim Flynn and Ram l.nngford will pass the afternoon posing f»r the
moving picture man at the Vernon arena. With good light, mnde better by
the removal of the top of the pavilion, the scrappers will pose in various
, ttylM for the benefit of the moving pic ture man, who will show those fight
fans who fall to attend the big scrap Just how the boys looked before the
tragedy was committed. All arrangement! for making moving pictures of
the fight have been completed, and when the scrappars get into the ring to
morrow afternoon the machines will be running and the white lights that
almost blind one when hi! eyeg are Closed will be shining.
Notwithstanding the great interest shown in the light by thn unusual
attendance at the light camps In the last week, and the remarkable de
mand for tickets to the fight, there has been little betting on the general
result. In fact the betting even upon the knockout proposition has been
remarkably light. Betting usually attests the int. rest of the fans and
■BOWS Just how the public pulse beats regarding the chances of the lighters.
But in this case it Is nil different. Langford, on his past performances ami
by throwing out his last flght with Flynn, has hen made :i ::-to-.t favorite.
Even money now rules on the question of a knockout in fifteen rounds,
With Langford being the one upon whom the fans are betting. Even
these odds there is tittle betting. All of uhich goes to show that the fans
are right on the brink of giving Flynn that credit that belongs to him.
Fighters who have .stuck around Los Angeles a whole lot have been dis
credited because the fans got too familiar with them and became too well
acquainted with their stylo of fighting. In Other words, because they were
local fighters they were no good. This explains the feeling toward Flynn
now. He had been a great trial horse until this fight came up. Notwith
standing the fact that lie had twice whipped Billy Papke to a frazzle, had
knocked out Joe Willis in rag time and bad given .Sam I^ingford a decisive
beating in ten rounds, he is not credited with being a real lighter, and not
until he^han whipped Langford to a standstill tomorrow afternoon will the
local fans give him proper credit for his class. If he loses, this element
will have plenty of I-told-you-so remarks to make. If he wins, they will
shake their heads and still say it was a fluke.
Flynn Will Outweigh Langford
Flynn will have a big advantage over Langford in the matter of weight,
as he will ba close to 180 pounds when he steps through the ropes. Lung
ford will weigh from ten to llfteen pounds less than this poundage. With
such a big weight advantage, in combination with the brave heart, un
doubted punch and natural aggressiveness of the fighting fireman. In con
nection with the confidence that goes with his recent victory' over Langford,
Flynn'te going to be a hard man to beat Thursday afternoon.
Langford is not frightened by the advantage that Flynn will have in
weight, because he has whipped heavyweights for several years in such a
decisive manner that his own class has been amply proved. The fact that
he cave Jack Johnson forty pounds and fought him to a draw is to his credit
and offsets anything in the weight line that Flynn may have. But Flynn,
i tii his rushing rough-house tactics, is a different proposition to Jack John
son, and Will be more puzzling to Langford than would a clever boxer.
S.un is clever himself, but may not have solved the awkward cleverness of
the Flynn style of milling. If he has not done so before he enters the
ring tomorrow afternoon, lie will be up against a tough handicap.
Fans Are Hoping Against Hope
It must be dmltted that the majority of fans who will go out to Vernon
tomorrow afternoon expect to bring back the news that Langford put the
liremnn away at some stage of the fight. Yet, the showing that the Pueblo
boy made in his last fight with the dinge gives them hope that he will be
able to weather the storm and come away with the long end of the purse.
This is not racial prejudice, either, but it may be termed the under-dog sym
pathy or tlie fans for a fighter in whom they always have had the greatest
confidence. If Flynn wins, cither by a knockout or by decision at the end of
the forty-fifth round, there will be enough enthusiasm uncorcked at ringside
to make ;i Democratic convention look like an amateurish effort.
Victory for Flynn means that the fireman will get a whack at something
in the .shape At a reward for his long fighting career that is worth something
to him. It means a fight with Ketehel, with ail the attendant financial em
belUshmentS, and it also means that he will become a factor In big pugilistic
polities far beyond anything he ever dared hope for before he defeated
J.,angford. A fortune, in fact, awaits Flynn if it is in him to defeat the
negro even by a small margin. The world knows in what respect the "for
rent" sign on him, it will mean many thousands of dollars for the old rail
way boy.
Seats Are Being Held at Premium
AJthough the sporting fans have been warned repeatedly by the press to
fret a move'on themselves and buy their tickets lor this tight, they have been
dilatory in this regard, and tomorrow afternoon there will be a big bunch of
them left outside, with enough money in their pockets to get inside, but
without the chance of buying the necessary pasti lioitnis. The entire house
looks like a capacity affair now and a record-breaking attendance ij the pros
pect, because practically all the tickets have bei n Bold.
Those wit,, want, or must take, Killl' I eats, will find the pavilion ik'ors
open at noon tomorrow, as the rush for these futs is expected to be equal,
at least, to the demand for the higher priced si-ai.-.. Ticket ill open
their ofl "i a at ' 'i- : i\ Ilion tomorrow at noun and the doors will be opened at
the same I rved scats in the, gallery and it will be a
< i.- of rick your own seat. Tin- show will be graced by the presen a •■( the
most die! . .>r Frisco sportsmen that ever attended a loaal
flght, ail because tho fireman has aroused their curiosity and shown them
that he Is entltli 'I to rank with the best of them.
JOHNSON IMPRESSES
SANTA ANA VOTERS
Enthusiastic Crowd Fills Opera House,
and Candidates Are Urged to
Hold Reception After
Big Meeting
[Special to the Herald.]
SANTA ANA, March 15.—Before one
of the largest crowds that ever sat
within the walls of the Grand opera
house, Hiram VV, Johnson and A. ,i.
Wallace, respectively candidates for .
nomination to the ofllco 01 governor
and lieutenant governor on the ltepub
in an ticket, declared their political
doctrines hero tonight. The leaders of
the' Lincoln-Hoosevelt Ing of the
party were enthusiastically cheered,
and their sound logic was well re
ceived by voters of this district.
Tho automobile carrying Mr. John
son, Mr. Wai i and party was met
by an enthusiastic reception committee
of representative citizens, They wore
escorted to tho Rossmore hotel, where
dinner was srved, and afterward were
accompanied to the opera house by a
larg-e delegation and a band.
The opera bouse meetingl was pre
elded over by P. R, Amnrige, and In
addition to Mr. Johnson and Mr. Wal
lace, the assemblage was addressed
by L,re C. Gales of Los Angeles and O.
H. Coulter. Insistent demands to hold
a reception after the meeting were re-
Blsted by Messrs. Johnson and Wallace,
because of their being forced to leavi
al once for Log Angeles.
CORONER'S JURY DECLARES
LAUGHLIN KILLED HIMSELF
Inquiry Into Death of Pittsburg Muiti-
Millionaire Found Dead
in Home Ends
ITTSBI RQ, March 15.—A coroner's
\ returned a verdict nf
an duo to a bullet wound self-ln
>. the case of Thomas K.
Kliiin, the multl-millionatre o(
who was found dead last
nt of his home
'MS.
WALSH WELL AS USUAL
LEAVKN WORTH, Kaa., March 15.—
"Aithoußh in- Is (:w from well, .loiin
El. W he ha i bi en
federal prison
\V. Mi'iMaughroy, war
on, today. Tho warden
i banker
daily I tho dutii v a to
him.
knoxyit.t.i: Term.— Lieut. Charles
M. Austin, I. S. \'., ami Miss Mar
garet Rrskino Si TVi ■ wero married at
lie bride's homo Monday night. The
groom is a ■>!! of Congressman [;. W.
Austin, and is naval attache to tho
United States embassy at Toklo.
LOS ANCELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 1(5, 1t)10.
Fighting Fireman Who Meets
Boston Terror in Long Scrap
j/*^^\\: ';vV ■ ■■■. ■■?"^ s*s^
*i -j" ■*■■ * "■' ;. T> ■ ■ *•" ■ ''' .■ ■ ' '.'• Vl ■■■ ■'■■ *■•■-> ■ •*:■ ■■-.■■'■ ■■ < -*.■" ':■• ."■-' '. ■ ' < *!.
JIM FLYNN (Fighting Fireman)
NEWS OF THE DIAMOND
BR-K-R, accompanied by a gasp and
a sputter, which was shortly
after followed by another b-r-r-r,
came to the ears of the owl habitues of
Rlley's place on Second street, the mid
night rendezvous of the belated, this
morning. Again came distinctly the
gasp, the sputter and the b-r-r-r, and
the night hawks on the stools ex
changed tragic looks, and a pin could
have been heard to drop.
Surely here was tragedy on foot,
and all looked to Che' pittman, who
has rcignerl supremely in that pine
board counter joint for the past two
years, to solve the mystery.
Another ■ 1 sputter, this time
the b-r-r-r sounding fainter. Surely
there was a throat cut behind those
pine boards, or possibly some one was
being eased along to the golden shore
by the strangle route.
Bang! went a tin pan, and the cat
came scurrying from the dish washing
room. That must have been the final
struggle, as the cold-shiver causing
sounds had ceased. Here was time for
action.
chef rittman led. violently wielding
the cleaver, followed by "Bubbling
Joy," his assistant, who was savagely
brandishing the longest butcher knife
In the house. Thou came a, sporting
scribe armed with a sugar howl, hall
players and other;; of different occupa
tions, but Just then men of action and
armed for the occasion—some tarrying
table forks, while others were armed
with catsup bottles.
Thus formidably armed, the brigade
slowly stole forward on their tiptoes.
The disii washing room wan reached
without a mishap, but the column waa
suddenly brought to .■■ halt by a moan,
a gasp, a short Bputter and a drawn
oui sigh directly from tho adjoining
room.
"Forward!" crime iii scarcely audible
tones from the mighty Pitt, and the
column again broke into slow action,
and the wlelder of the cleaver with the
utmost caution craned his top piece
int.. tho open door from which spas
modically the unearthly noisi ■ ■
"Umh!" came the sound of restr
laughter from the r lh .-teak turner.
Then rill took a look.
There, on a ben< h, apparently all in
after the evening's wrestle with the
dishes, was the dUh washer in slumber
1 a 1111.
Temptation for n little fun nt the
expense of the slumbering one proved
troiii,' fiir "Bubbling Joy," who
found a !;irxo tin can and .1 IV WHpaper.
Retting tlie can close !■> the Blumb ■
"!!•■. he set fire to the pa
With thi' blazi a ruddy |
on the '.'. illf and celling, the owls, fol
low ing the 1. „]. :■■ ';:;, „''
"Bubbling Joy" Indian w. : r
lining, Spaghetti, tl ■■• dish washer,
nut of the land of drpams Into
v.lkii lio must have thought 1 1 i.- Intro
dm i lon to the : i
(ifflclalt of the :-'■ ml Cal
Trolli ' irday aft-'
DE ROSIER TO RACE
WHITTLER SUNDAY
Rivals for Honors on the Saucer Track
to Meet Again for Supreme
Test—Other Events
Carded
The !■■ entei Ing of DeP n the
motorcycle races next Sunday at the
c lollseum has put new Intere I In tin*
game. The fana are all anxious to
i icßoaler and Winui. r g< i together In
b match rai c. I v Ron er has repeated
ly defeated Samuelson, Llngenfelder
and Derkum in match races, und Whlt
tler lias alao defeated the name riders
every time they have met. As 11
i lor and Whlttler have met but om c,
that race being very undecisive, as
WhlttJer'a machine broke and he fell
victory was almoat surely hl»,
thu match between these two next
Sunday should be the closest and hard
i i fought race ever een <tt the L'oll
ueum.
The manufiem«nt lias offered a purse
of jso 00 " "■" w Inner nnil tIOO to
thn loser i<ir this race. The mati h la
tho feature for next Sunday's program,
but will probably not be the most ln-
ernoon nt George M. Ward's office in
the Lfssner building to draw up the
schedule and clear up all routine busi
ness. The original date of the league
opening, March 2<K was changed to
April 3, continuing until August 7,
which. Including the July 4 date, make
a series of twenty gamea for the first
schedule. After the schedule had been
arranged satisfactorily for every one,
Ward announced that the Goldsmith
sporting goods house would donate a
j silk pennant to the league, and Pres
: ident MeCormick made a ruling that
each manager could have the rag on
exhibition tor two weeks. The Gold
smith ball was adopted as the official
ball of the organization.
Judge Wells, manager of the Re
dondo club, at the Trolley league nieet
i ing yesterday was the author of the
following lament: "I married my best
I ball player yesterday—Collins, the first
•nan—and I am afraid that He-
I dondo will be woefully weak for a pe
riod at the Initial station."
The Ahhott-Renkert franchise con
troversy was amicably settled nt yes
terday's meeting of the Trolley league
magnates, Abbott stepping out and
turning over the Mater franchise to his
successor, Frank Kenkert.
"Any color except green goes." said
Manager Crolic of the Santa Ana club
•day when referring to the league
pennant. "If you make it green, the
initial position in the percentage col
umn will be a cinch bet for the Sham
rock aggregation." Chester Lawrence
proposed yellow and then ducked be
neath the table, while Judge Weils de
clarer! that he would hoist no red (lag
on the pennant pole at Redondo the
two weeks that he would be custodian
of the rag. The hue of tlie pennant
was finally left to the choice of the
Goldsmith people.
Outfielder .1. Lomatoney is requested
to call vi' East -?1.
Judge Wells, manager of the rjedon
do club, was elected vie., president of
the Trolley league yesterday,
Truck ISgan Is reported to have ie
v] ted the termi of ;i syeramento ton
tract and will leave the Bakersfleld
driller-! for the senatorial aggregation
in the i!' ar future.
Hill Goodman will leave next Thurs
day for Cananea, Mexico, where he is
scheduled to hold down the difficult
1 orner of the diamond during the com
tmmer months.
The southern California league di
rectors mccl tonight In George M.
W.ifrl's ofßce, LlKsner building, In their
i ■ weekly meeting.
Managers are again notified that if
they fail to get their scored of Sunday
games or week-day contests to The
11< i-:i!<! baseball editor later than the
cvi nln« of the game they will not bo
printed.
ting event, as there is a free for
all professional 20-mlle race In winch
Llngenfelder and Mitchell will also
compel : ;aln t Deßosler and Whl
ttler, A". Llngenfelder la determined
to rodi em his 10.-t laurels, this should
be a desperate ;m<\ thrilling race.
There will also be a number 01 Inter
g trude riders' races which have
ofore furnished many thrills and
have brought the large crowds at the
Coliseum to their feet In wildest oxclte
tlme after time, when these nervy
i i were fighting shoulder to
I shoulder around the steeply hanked
curves of Hit; Ua<k. Graves has fully
recovered from his fall at tho. last
races and Is expected to be seer among
the other trade riders next Sunday.
ST. PAUL HOLDS PRIMARY
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 16.—St,
Paul* municipal primary election was
held today, it was no! expected B
large vote would be polled, as there
was no contest it tho heads of the
tleketH, Herbert P. (Cellar having (tie
unanimous Indorsement of tho Repub
licans and il"iiry i!. Haas being the
only Democratic candidate for mayor.
RESULTS AT SIOUX CITY
SIOUX imty, r.!.. March IB.—The
count of the, vote cast at tha primary
election waa completed t ■ xhi >, showing
that A. A. Smith and E, P. I'air would
nndidatea for mayor at tho iirst
city olprtion under tho commission
plan March 28.
BOWLING
On the Brunswick alleys last night in the
Commercial Howling liniruo Rivers Bros, di*
feated the Athletics four out of 111" live Rallies.
Kramer rolled the remarkable high gamo of
M, Score follows:
ATHLETICS
1. 2. V 4. 6. Total. Avge.
Stephens ... 123 108 21!!) 1111-2
W«lMl 118 ... 115 US 162 ' MS 181 1-4
HobßOOd ISO 110 ... 170 111 .r.«7 130 3-4
Ohlson 169 151 13S 111 151 74.1 IIS 3-5
Totals 414 SOD 35S KB 424 2067 '
RIVERS BROS,
1 1. '.'. 3. 4. 6. Total. Avire..
p M rce 171 :oi IM 162 177 HI 17.14-6
McCarty 120 154 133 130 120 (117 IIS 2-5
Kramer 142 255 157 17« 15! IM 171 1-5
Total* ....1.. 433' 4SO 433 468 419 1349
BURGLAR SECURES
WRONG STRONG BOX
REAL TREASURE LEFT IN RAN-
SACKED SAFE
Boys Find Safety Deposit Case in Va
cant Lot, and Police Seek Per.
petrator of Feed Yard
Crime
In response to ,1 message from F. G.
Whitney, chief operator of the Sunset
telephone company. 832 South lull
sti t. two detectives hurried to the
premises last night with visions of
capturing desperate bank robbers, as
the messMgi staled two men could be
seen attempting t" open a metallic
safety box in a vacant lot in the Nat
(.; the building.
The metallic DOS was found, and a
story of daring daylight burglary un
earthed, but the mystery was not
solved. Claude Brown, 1887 West Bev
enth street, and William McArtluir,
1702 Pouth Grand avenue, both em
ployed as messenger boys for the Mer
chants' Dispatch company, were found
endeavoring to open the box. which is
eighteen Inches long and six inches
wide, but after an Investigation it was
found the boys knew nothing of the
robbery, and were prompted by curios
ity to attempt to open the box, which
1 nt lined a few personal papers and a
number of old coins.
The box was stolen yesterday noon
from the safe of Roy C. Young, a
dealer In lumber and feed, 2209 East
First street. The theft was not noticed
at the time, but when the box was
opened at police headquarters and pa
pers herring the name of J. P.. Young,
1217 Waterloo street, were found, the
theft was traced. Roy C. Young had
kept the box containing his father's
papers and old coins in his safe, but
stated tho robbery must have happened
during the noon hour yesterday, a.^
that was the only time nny one had
access to the office.
The thief evidently carried the box
to the vacant lot in the rear of the
Sunset building, and after trying to
open ft, threw it away.
It was found by the messenger noyn,
and thei: attempts to open It last night
attracted the attention of Operator
Whitney, with the result that detec
tives were sent to investigate. Tho
police ar* satisfied the boys knew noth
ing of the theft, and after taking their
names, released them.
Further investigation will b" made
today to locate the person who stole
the box. In the safe was a large sum
of money, but the hold burglar ob
tained the wrong box, and, evidently
disgusted nt his poor luck, threw it
in the vacant lot.
THREE CHILDREN ARE
HURT IN ACCIDENT
Cudahy Runs Over Boy with Auto.
Fruit Peddler, After Wagon In.
Jures Little Fellow, Drives
Hurriedly Away
Tlir™ accident! In which children
wen injured vrro reported al central
polio? headquarter! la« 1 nicht. tho
most serious being 1 tho case of Lewis
A. Hicks, 8-year-old son of Mr. aad
Mm Thomas A. Hicks, W Bas<
Thirty-eighth itreet, who wai struck
and run over by an automobile owned
and <lriven by f. H. Cudahy, ton:
with the Cudahy packing- houae.
Younp Hicks was on his way to a
grocery store Ko rio an errand for his
mother when ho wai run down at tho
corner of Central avenue and Thirty
eighth itreet. He Buffered ■ fracture
of the loft thiph. a deep two-inch lacer
in the corner of the forehead, and
his upper lip WBi badly torn.
He wai treated by Dr. J. B. Ronshaw
and sent to tho receiving hospital.
After the fracture was reduced and the
other injuries dressed tho hoy was sent
to the Children's hospital. His injuries
are considered serious.
Cudahy summoned a physician lm
i (lately after the accident, but failed
tn make B report tn thp police. Officers
of the University station are Investi
gating the case,
witnesses of the accident allege that
the auto was polns nt a hlffh rate of
b] a, Cudahy, who lives in Pasadena,
is sai.l to have apreed to pay for the
1 treatment, and requested that
the boy be Kiven the best of attention
at his expense.
A few minutes after Hicks ivns treat
ed, Lauder Klwood, 10 years old, living
at ICI2 Edgar street, was sent to thi<
receiving hospital, where it w;is found
he had suffered B compound fracture
of the left arm while playing with
other boys at his homo near Grafton
street. In a friendly twslo he was
thrown to the ground, falling in such n
manner that nil left arm doubled,
and a compound fracture resulted.
Theodore Kllvorthorn, 4 years old.
was run over by > fruit peddl' r's
waffon In front of his homo, 3400 Arroyo
Seen avenue, and his bnek was crushed
and the bones of his right lopj broken
whore he was trampled upon by the
horse.
Tho East Bide polloo aro looking- for
the driver of tho wagon, who is Mid
to havo whipped up his horse and sped
away without roportinK tho accident
or flurilnß- tho extent of the Injurios of
tho child. According to tho East Side
police, the last name of th« driver la
Dallas, but ho was not located Hint
night.
Tho ehilrt Wai takon to hta homo,
and Is Bald to bo in a critical condition,
find In addition to broken bones Is suf
fering from Internal Injuries.
STAMP TAX LAW UPHELD
JEFFERSON city. Mo., March 18.
The supremo court today sustained tho
constitutionality of tho law requiring
a stamp of 2'> cents on rach deal in
futures of grain, .stock and provisions.
RIALTO GOSSIP
Jay Davidson
SAN FRANCISCO sports nre already
on their way to Los Angeles to hoc
the big scrap Thursday afternoon,
and in addition to (he more brilliant
luminaries of the northern sporting
world there will be two hundred or
more less conspicuous individuals in
(lie delegation that will be at tho ring
side- when these maulers start their
heavy artillery in action. Flynn was
about as much of a surprise to the
northern sports as he was here when
ho trimmed Langford the last time
they met, and the northern bunch Is
coming south to sec what sort of a
devil this fighting fireman may be.
With such men as Coffroth, Blot, GMea
son and Rlckard here to look at the
two lighters for future reference in
matching stunts, the scrap is given
additional proof of Import nice. This
will be the only one big fight of tlv
week, and Los Angeles will occupy the
limelight exclusively once again.
Friends of that good sportsmnn
I.euic Bonsack will be pleased to learn
that he has engaged in the real estate
business at TCI l'aso and is meeting
with excellent success in his efforts at
disposing of the alkali substances that
those folk down there are pleased to
term town lots. There Is not. a fellow
in the world who deserves more kind
treatment from erratic fate than this
Dutchman, and only a hmg streak of
wonderful prosperity would be stiff! -
cient to let fate pay Its debt to him
for the many hard knocks It has given
him In the last four years.
A! Qreenewald received /is a present
yesterday from Bob Hopkins, the Ban
Francisco cartoonist, a beautiful pen
ami Ink drawing of himself on leather.
The picture is as clear and distinct an
a photograph, and Is a remarkably fine
piece of work. Were flip subject more
artful the picture might be termed a
work of art.
John I. Taylor, owner of the Boston
Red Sox aggregation, will arrive In
I.os Angeles tonight to attend the fight
and look over tip players In the two
coast league lineups with a view to
making some drafts along about Octo
ber 15. lie will remain ten days and
then g> to Little Rock to join his pen
nant candidates, who are trnlning in
that city. Taylor is interested to some
extent in the Sacramento Coast league
SHOOTS FATHER
TO SAVE MOTHER
BOY INTERFERES WHEN MAN
ATTACKS FAMILY
Youthful Prisoner Says Parent Had
Threatened Lives of His Wife
and Daughter Many
Times When Crazed
While defending his mother, his 12
--year-old sister and himself from the
brutal attacks of his stepfather, S. K.
Elliott, who was firmed with a butcher
knife, and who had threatened many
times before to take the lives of the
whole family, Dean Blngham, 17, shot
and instantly killed the father at his
home at Seventy-eighth and Vermont
streets yesterday morning.
According to statements made by
young Bingham, bis stepfather had at
tacked his mother and sister many
times before. Klllott was arrested
about a year ago on a charge of
threats to kill, preferred against him
by his wife, but was discharged and
placed on probation. About a week
ago Sirs. Klliott made another appli
cation to District Attorney North for
another complaint against him, charg
ing him with the same offense, but
owing to her Inability to see Mr North
she did not procure the i omplaint.
"For a time after my stepfather was
arrested about a year ago he did not
beat my mother," Mild Bingham.
"When :mgry lie would become a rav
ing maniac and attack my mother and
sister and I. Time after time I havw
helped stop him from hurting them.
A few days ur.i 1 was nailing up v
sluir In the kitchen of the house and
I . i line Id and trtod to take the ham
mer away from me, and said he ivas
going to beat me. After struggling
with him for a time I finally got It
away from him and he sobered up.
Several time:; he has beaten my sister
Ethel."
After killing Elliott the hoy made no
attempt to escape, but rode to the gro
cery store a short distance away on
his bicycle and told the grocer what
he had <i<>ne and Instructed him to
telephone fur a doctor and the pollco
rnen.
When it was found tli.it the murder
had been committed outside the city
limits the sheriff's office was notified.
The boy Is In the custody of Sheriff
Hammel.
Telling of the shooting, young; Ring
ham said:
"My stepfather got mad at my sis
ter because she closed a door leading
from the kitchen to the dining room,
which, he said, she closed in his face.
I told him to leave her alone, and he
knocked me down. Then he started to
strike my mother. I went Into tho
bedroom to get a pistol which we had
had In the, house for a long time. After
I got the gun I went into the kitchen
and found him chasing my mother
around with a long butcher knife in
his hand. I told him to Htop, and then
he i atno toward me. Ho did not know
I had a gun, because I had my hands
in my pockets.
"Just as he came up to me I pulled
out the revolver and fired three shots
at him, I think. I didn't want to klh
him, but I had to save mamma and
sister. As T llred tho shots ho reeled
across the room and fell on his face.
I asked my mother what to do, and she
told me to go to the grocery store and
teli phone for a doctor. t
"I went to the store and told the
clerk what 1 had done and for him to
telephone for the police and a doctor."
Mrs. Elliot corroborated her son's
story. Hingham will be detained in
the county Jail until after the coroner's
inquest, which will probably be held
tomorrow.
TAX BILLS DEFERRED
WASHINGTON, March 15.—A1l leg
islation imposing educational tests and
liPiid tax "" immigrants whs ordered
deferred until the next ROitton of con
großi ai a meeting of the house com
mittee pil Immigration today. This
action was taken in order to await the
report of thu immigration commission.
club, unrl has been the means of
strengthening thai club for its pen
nant chase, lie probably will brlnß hla
team t<> the coaal next spring; to do
its preliminary training.
Jimmy Coffroth slipped one of his
perlodicala over on hla opposition at
Frlaco when he beat all of them to tho
July 2 attraction by signing up Abe
Ait.'ii and Jem Dnacoll. With thn
thouaanda or vlaltlng fana Katiiorlntr
in that olty (<> attend the Jeftrlea-
Johnaon tragedy, tii" Attell-Drlacoll
affiiir, Involving another world cham
pionship ahould draw about thf bl(f-
Rpst novae thai imy pair o( little flf?ht
era ever drew there. Coffroth uawi a
bualncsa head In h\» promotion plans.
ami nearly alwaya pots away with tho
winning: end of any controversy,
Jack Gloason will bo thoroughly at
home while In Loa Angeles, because
there is no promoter in the business in
tho north who stands any hotter than
John with tho local fans. iris clean
method* of doing business and his
long: connection with baseball and fight
Interests have made him widely known
and equally popular.
Quite a largo delegation of Ix>s An
pelos fight fans went to Ban Pedro
last evening to see a fight at twenty
five rounds between Joe Casey and Jim
Cameron, as the main event of the
second show of the season at the San
Pedro Athletic club, but they wero
disappointed, because the white man
Showed too much yellow and failed
even to amuse the crowd at ringside.
Before tWO rounds had been com
pleted Casey concluded that there was
no more necessity In prolonging thi»
fight, and he quit. Whenever a fight
er shows such slight class as to be
forced to quit to a bum like Jim Cam
eron it Is time to can the whole out
lit. Joe Livermoro won from Joe
Sllva in four rounds, and Kid Tohler
defeated Young Pico In the same num
ber of sessions.
TtiH.v Sullivan, one of the White Pot
Yannlgans, was bo severely Injured
Sunday when ho stepped on a rusty
nail at the Chutes that he has bean In
the Elks' hospital ever line*. Ills con
dition Is serious, hut It is believed that
he will recover. News of the accident
was suppressed until a wire from his
wife in Chicago announced that she
had left there last night.
ARREST ARTIST;
PICTURE FOUND
SAN FRANCISCO POLICE RE
COVER $10,000 PAINTING
"Shepherd and His Flock," Cut from
Frame in Golden Gate Park,
Found in Studio at
Bay City
[Aasncltteil Prtul
SAX FRANCISCO, March I.".—De
claring lie took the picture merely to
in.ike a copy of it, William Kunze, a
young lii'rman artist, was arrested
this afternoon In possession of the
JdO.UOO Millet painting Ol ■The Shep
herd and ins Flock," which was stol
■ D last Sunday from the (Jolden Qat«
park museum.
Kunze was arrested In his studio af
ter search of the city, which had been
prosecuted with the utmost vigor ever
the valuable painting was cut
from its frame by an unknown thief
last Sunday. Detective Bergeant Kd
ward Wren refused to divulge tho
clew which ltd to the arrest. Immedi
ately after booking the prisoner on a
charge, of grand larceny, he left tho
city prisoji, accompanied by several
detectives, and it is believed that they
went in seanh of possible accomplices.
To the questions of Sergeant Wren
the arrested man answerc.l that lie was
led to take the picture by his love of
the beautiful and desire, to make a copy
of it.
Tho painting, which was loaned to
the museum by Miss Sara Spooner of
this city, was the work of .lean Kran-
COls Millet in 1832. It was found in the
room used as a studio by Ktinzc, and
it is now in the custody of the property
clerk of the pollco department. Tho
theft occurred last Sunday morning,
shortly after the museum was thrown
open to visitors. While the curator
was absent lor a. short time the can
vas was cut from the frame and car
ried from the building without tha
slightest clew being left behind. D<>
tective Bergeant Edward Wren, as
sisted by two detectives, was assigned
to work exclusively on tho case, with
the arrest of Kunze late this after
noon as the result.
Kunze came here from Portland,
Ore., six monthi ago.
At the city prison Kunze mads a
complete confession of the. crime, tell
ing the detectives in detail how he re
moved the valuable canvas from Its
frame and explaining his reason for
committing tho daring theft
SMALL BOYS ARE CHARGED
WITH THEFTS BY POLICE
Two Pirtsburg Children, 8 and 10
Years Old, Are Under $300
Bail—Peddler Victim
FITTKBTJItn, March 15. — David
Davis, aged 8, and Solomon Soupcoff.
aged 10, are under $300 bail, despito
their few years. The police say the
older boy induced Davis to take threo
watches from a peddler's pack, and
together went forth to barter their
loot. Two of the watches, according
to the police, were disposed of for a
small express wagon, a baseball catch
ing glove, a pair of roller skates and
6 cents in cash.
The remaining watch was still on the
open market when the police Inter
fered The watches are valued at $4
cacli.' The luvenlle court will look Into
the cases.
SEARCHING LINER FOR OPIUM
SEATTLE, March 15.— Every mov
able thing on the Great Northern liner
Minnesota Is being shifted and every
crevice and hiding place peered into
»v customs officers in their search for
opium. Thus far $4800 worth of the
drug has been found. lhe seized
opium is burned in the Seattle gar
bage crematory- :./if.-}|

xml | txt