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vol. xxxvu.
M Mltf.H 171.
1» 13-I/"117. O\) KjhiJS IS Si;iS MONTH
Former President Anxious
to Start on Return
Illustrious Hunter Asks
Non-Partisan Greeting
in New York
[Associated Frml
SHBLLAI* Egypt, March Theo
dore Roosevelt will sail for New
York on the steamer Kalserln
Augusts Victoria June 10. Tills Is ac
cording to his latest plan, and it will
bring him into that port Friday,
Juno 17.
Every mile that brlnßS Colonel KoOHe
velt nearer home seems to make him
more anxious to^rench there. Today
he made the following brief statement:
"Naturally I am deeply touched and
pleased to learn that my fellow coun
trymen feel they would like to receive
me m, my return to New York. I shall
lie mere than Klad to Re« them, but my
reception must be non-partisan. It
must bo participated In by Republi
cans, Democrats, PopullHts and men of
oilier or no political faith alike in
by all who earo to take part In
such a reception, whatever their poll
ties may be. or whether they be east
erner, westerner, northerner or south
At 6 o'clock this morning the steamer
iiiiH arrived hen trom Wadi Haifa.
The Ibis left Wad I Haifa before day
break Saturday and reached Abu Bim
bul uiiout 7 o'clock In the morning.
Colonel Roosevelt, accompanied by iiis
family, visited the freat temple, which
ii adorned by four gigantic itatues, the
most beautiful of nil Egyptian colossi.
They represent Bemoans n. The won
derful carvings presented ranch of in
teresl to the travelers, who remarked
on the marvelous state of preservation
of (he temple and Its works of art.
Enjoys River Scenery
The Journey whs continued an hour
later northward through wonderful
river scenery, colonel and Mrs. Roose
velt occupied chairs In the bow of the
steamer, thoroughly enjoying; the beau
ties of the early mornlriK, and as a
mall steamer passed, the ex-nr. sldent
acknowledged the shouts and cheers
from the passengers by Jumping to his
feet ami waving his hat.
loon picturesque Dababiya, nearly
opposite Ceiieien. was parsed. Oebelen,
"tho two mountains, 1' is a evirtous de
tached serrated ridge of rocks, one Of
which is crowned by the tomb of
Hl'clk MtIML
Soon alter reaching Rhelinl. the
Roosevelt party took a launch and pro
ceeded to Phllae, crowded with Inter
ostln* monuments. The oldest build
ing on the Inland dates from B. C. 350,
and the chief deity reverenced was
Ihlx. '.-'
The temples are visited by boat.
landing beliiK effected only in the
great tempi,- of Isls. Must of the
tombs and temples are almost entire
ly Hubmerfjed, hut they presented a
ran state of preservation and col
From Phllno the lnunoh continued
I<. Aasouan dam, where a landing was
made. Trolleys worked by hand and
running mi nnrrow rails, were in read-
ItMM and an excellent npportunity ni
afforded for ■ complete inspection of
the works, the: dam walls, the sluice
mid the Rates. Two engineers accom
panied the party, and Colonel TJoose
velt found it possible to wecure de
tails of the work on both the old and
the nrw dams.
Greeted by Countrymen
A second launch below the new dam
carried the party along the widening:
channel, where many objeetH of inter
est were to be viewed, through the
lock to the Cataract hotel, on the
steps of which crowds of Americans
and other vlMtors were gathered to
greet tho former president. Colonel
Ijooscvolt acknowledged their hearty
salutes by raising his hat and he shook
hands with ppveral Americans who
prMMd forward.
Lunch waa served in the dining hall.
Colonel Uoosevelt's table, at which
the fiitfiiifiH joined the party, being
raised above the others, so that the
ex-president sat as on a dais, for all
the other guests to gaze upon.
Early tomorrow mrning the visitors
will leave for Luxor by the regular ex
press trnin.
At a reception given by the Egyptian
officer! at Khellal, Colonel Roosevelt
again took occasion to express his won
der at the progress made in the last
few years In Egypt and to advise all
those connected with the army to con
fine their attention to that department
and eliminate politics.
A slight change has been made In
Colonel Roosevelt's program in Europe.
He will remain in Copenhagen from
the afternoon of May 2 to the follow
ing morning Rnd will reach Christiania
shortly after noon on May 3, staying
there for three full days. He will
leave C'hrlstlanla on May fi, arriving
at Stockholm on May 7, and leaving
there for Berlin on May 8.
RltuMK. March 20.—The king has
en notified by the American ambas
dor that Colenel Roosevelt will ar
rive here on April 3, and his majesty
plans to receive the former president
and his son Kermit on the morning of
April 4. The queen will receive Col
onel and Mrs. Roosevelt, Kermit and
Mi*H Ethel on the afternoon of the
(same day. ,
Probably a court dinner will be given
'in their honor In the^ evening.
SACRAMENTO, March 20.— Hurry
Brown, the youth of good appearance,
made a daylight attempt at robbery
here this morning, striking C. MeCal
lum aged 76, a tailor, on the hand
with a beer bottle in McC&llunva
McCalluin was seriously wounded,
but struggled with Brown, who fled,
followed by an angry crowd of citi
zens. Ho was captured after an hour's
u'earch. In a basement in Chinatown.
For Los Angeles and vicinity—
Cloudy, with showers Monday. Light
southwest wind.
I'ulm Sunday Is observed with special
services at Catholic churches, anil
sormon by Jflshop Conaty at th-
"Cathedral. PAGE 9
Police weave net around burglar sus
pects arrested In lodging bouse. PAGE! 3
New oennu.i of Southern California in
dustries to bo taken. PACJE 3
Two professional riders are Injured in
motorcycle races at Coliseum track.
' ; . • PAdE S
Prof. Herlng talks on Christian Science
at Temple auditorium. PAGE 3
Police surgeon successfully reduced dis
location of child's hip by Lorenz
method. PAGE 3
Aged man accuses son of brutally beat-
InK him with wAgon spoke. PAGE 6
T. M. C. A. workers to be given dinner
by President Lett*. PAGE 3
John D. Works will resign from, the
city council Tuesday and take stump
next week with Hiram Johnson ami
A. J. Wallace. PAGE 5
Oceano,. proposed new port, will fulfil!
dream of C. P. Huntlngtnn. PAGE 3
Los Angeles aerie. Fraternal Order of
Eagle*, holds tenth annual memorial
services. PAGE I
Peculiar circumstances surround the <■.< ■
of win of wealthy rancher found dead In
his cabin. FA OR 1
Dr. U If. Hidgeley, former rector of St.
John's BpliOODSi church, visits Los
Angeles on furlough from his post In
China. PAGE I
Editorial, Letter Box, Hawkins letter.
Mines and oil fields. I'AdK I
Clanslfled advertising. PAGE 11
Theaters and dramatic criticism. I'AIJB I
Sports. PAGES 6-7
News of the water front. PAGE 10
City brevities. PAGE r.
Da you want a 15300 hnmi-? PAGE 12
Over $23,000 in prises free, l'Ai'.i; 3
Rev. C. E. I.in'.kii denounces prize fight-
Ing as brutal. PAGE '■<
Dean of Chinese seminary In Los Ange
, les on furlough. PAIiK 9
Devil wiser than Christians, says pastor.
Makes use of auto. PAGE 9
Rev. Mr. Hodgln, In sermon, warns the
people against temptation to avoid
their public responsibilities. PAUIE I
New $40,000 Central Christian church
dedicated at San Diego. PAGE 9
W. W*. Harris cut from head to foot by
barnacles Is rescued from drowning
at Ivoiir Beach. PAOBI 10
Entries close today for the first annual
municipal tennis tournament at Pasa
dena. I1 A tin 10
Andruw Carnegie to make ascent of
Mi. Wilson today. PAGE 10
Mexican Is victim of mysterious mid
night shooting at San Bernardino.
Santa Fe wreck which tied up traffic
for twenty-five hours Is clean away.
San Bernardino candidate has his leg:
broken and will campaign from hi
' home. ' , PAQE 10
Big rush on to Wake Ip Johnnie, camp
In San Bernardino dl»tflet."""PAQE'iO
Motorcycle Improves rural mall delivery
out of Long I3each. I'A'II-: 10
Aeronaut Ravage hM thrilling drop and
narrow escape from death. I'AHK 10
Riverside county horticultural ordinance
held not to be operative In Incor
porated cities. PAGE; 10
Old man, believed to be from Ix>s Anga-
Ips, falls exhausted on his way to end
life at Ma Duego. I'AC.B 2
Trains ditched near Pendleton, Ore.; two
are killed. PAGE 1
Marathon dance, at San Francisco stopped
by police after record Is broken. PAGE 2
Man finds own name on tag tied to body
of avalanche victim. PAGE 2
Feared that the heavy rains In Oregon
will cause floods from the Powder
river. PAGE 1
Ten thousand see Aviator Hamilton
make three flights at Tacoma. PAGE :
Lake district handles bulk of pig Iron
contracts for week. PAGE 9
Tighter money and labor troubles tend to
disturb stock market. PAGE 3
Belief In Washington that Cannon fight is
first battle of fierce political war in Re
publican party. PAGE 1
John C. Mayray and thirteen associ
ates found guilty of swindling. PAGE 1
Sleuths urlll councllmen following con
fession of Plttsburg bribery plot. PAGE 1
President Taft challenges Earl Grey to
International game of golf, to he
played next summer. PAGE 1
Col. Roosevelt plans to reach New Tork
June 17, declares reception must be
nonpartlsan. PAGE 1
Mining mm from Montreal mine exhibit
at Goldfleld specimens from new strike
of free gold. r.vnr: 9
Gold Queen at Courtland. Ariz., prop
erty resumes operations. PAGE} 9
Maya people buy control In June Oil
company. PAGE I
Majestic Oil company refuses to sell at
1142,000, according to report from
the find. PAGE 9
New map describes lands controlled by
Kern traders and Southern Paclflo.
Jeffries returns from his ten das's 1 hunt-
Ing trip and begins work today. PAGES 6
Angels defeat White Sox regulars 2 to 1
In fastest and moat brilliant same of
the season, , FAG 13 7
Vernon defeats Ventura 5 to 3: play
White Sox this afternoon at 2:30 at
Chutes park. ■ PAGE 7
Sam Merger outlines work that Jeff will
do during the early days .In training
camp. I'AUB 6
Rlckard and aleason decide to reduce
prices of seats one-half for Jeffries-
Johnson Unlit. I'AUE 6
Willie Koppe and Ora Mornlngstar are
coming next week to play two nights
In balk lino 800-polnt match. I'AGB 6
Shiiner teams, representing 7 Los Angeles *
and Ban Francisco, play a tie game at
Bakers Held. ■ PAGE 7
FRESNO, March 20.—George "VT.
Cartwright, who is repritenting the
Fresno claimant to the big Russell
estate in Melio.se, Mass., today notified
William Odltn, the Roston attorney
who has been retained, that he would
leave Fresno on Thursday with the
Fresno men for Boston to enter the
fight, there.
The cut has already been brought
up in the. East Cambridge probate
court. The Fresno man Is peeking to
re hi lest claims mud o by a man from
Dickinson, N. D.
Confession of Pittsburg
Bribery Plot Spreads
Planned to Summons Men
Incriminated Before
Grand Jury
[Associated Pr*M]
PETTBBURO. March 20. That for
mer Councilman John Klein, by
his confession of the whole coun
cilmanlo bribery plot which ii;i^ been
Himmcrlng- llnce Juno, T»08i luih causi 'I
many uneasy momenta t" present and
former officeholders, \\;js apparent to
ciiiy aiio-nt the < ity hall and the Fori
Pitt hotel, where detectives, the Voters'
league offlcTali and tho assistant dis
trict attorney are said to have suites
of rooms, in which they have been
quizzing men about the graft pi -t In
addition to what has been toW by
Klein's frlondH and family have not i
I id from him, and anxious ones, said :
to be deslroui dt reai inn>, him before
tomorrow, are pointed out about the
corridors or the hotel,
It is not denied that Klein i.s held
Incommunicado In a suite of moms
guarded by two detectives.
in tiie meantime councllmen have
been seen entering the rooms where the
assistant district attorney an.l staff <>f
stenograpben are said to be Whether
the ■ men have mad.- any confessions
is not given out, it is planned, ac
cording to reports, to have those
named by Klein appear before the
grand jury tomorrow.
The foreman of the jury is Harrison
NMbtt, a former national bank ox
amlner, and now president of the Hank
of Pittsburg.
Klein's assertions In bis confession
are *ai<i to be most startling. He
"kept books' on all money paid out
by him to other councllmen on the
bank depository ordinances. Each
man's name was carefully listed with
the amount paid* the date of paymi nt
and where it was paid. To some coun
cilman Klein sent the money in regis
tered letters. The receipts for these let
ters wre preserved carefully by Klein.
Driver and Fireman Die Under Mogul.
Freight Train Rushes Into Bro.
ken Rail at Same Spot; Is
Piled Up in Wreck
[Associated Press)
WALLA WALLA, Wash., March 20.
—While rounding a curve at high
speed, eight miles east of IVndleton,
Ore., at 8:45 this morning an Oregon
Railroad & Navigation company en
gine and tender Jumped the track and
wits totally demolished, killing En
gineer S. L. Risk und Fireman Edward
Hopple. ,
Twenty minutes later an extra freight
train struck the rails broken by the
preceding engine and plunged off the
opposite side of the track into tho
IJmatilla river' carrying rive freight
cars with it.
Engineer | Walter Robertson, Brake
man W. O. Rose and Fireman C. L.
Wilson escaped by Jumping.
Because the first engine leaped clcfar
of the rails the "block signal" showed
a clear track to the crew of the extra
freight, and the break in the track was
not discovered until the freight was
within 100 feet of the wreck.
The engineer, fireman and brakeman,
who were occupying the cab, were
forced to jump into the Umatilla river.
They narrowly escaped drowning. The
engine and five, cars were partially
Engineer Risk was scalded to death,
while Fireman Hopple was found
burled under a ton of coal. Both men
lived in LaOrande, Ore.
A wrecking crow is now clearing the
track, which will be open by morning.
Taft Concludes His Visit with Gov
ernor Hughes and Starts for
New Haven
ALBANY, N...Y., March 20.—After
being for a day and a half the guest
of Governor Hughes, President Taft
retired on board his private car tonight
and at 3 o'clock In the morning left
for New York, en route to New Haven,
where tomorrow he will attend a
meeting of the Yule corporation.
Earl Grey, governor general of Can
ada, accompanied the president to
New York as his personal guest.
President Taft has challenged Earl
Grey to an international game of golf
next summer. The game will be played
on the links of the Myopia club, near
Beverley. Mr. Tuft warned his dis
tinguished opponent that this course
was the hardest in the United States,
and also boasted that he had made the
IS holes in less than 100. The earl wa.s
nothing daunted at this and accepted
the challenge. The date of the match
will be fixed after congress adjourns.
No newspaper men are to be per
mitted to be present.
GUTHRIE, Okla., March 20.—Gover
nor Charles N. Haskell, who has been
ill for the last three days, will leave
tomorrow morning for eastern Okla
homa for a rest. The governor's de
parture will postpone the approval of
forty-two bills, including the election
laws, many appropriation bills, and
the anti-dispensary bill. Re has until
April' 3 to sign or veto them.
Speech of Speaker Makes
Insurgents Show Much
Administration Measures
Are at a Standstill
for Present
[AMoclattd PreM]
W'ASHINQTON, March 20.—The Ti
tanic struggle over the speaker
siiip of the house <>f representa
tive*, which reached its climax late
yesterday In the destruction of the
speaker's power In the committee on
rules, yet leaving Mr. Cannon the
speakershtp Itself, may have marked
not bo much the ending of a thn-o days'
battle, as the beginning of a political
v ;ir.
The recognition by all factions of
tiiis possibility was the principal fea
turt- today In the political situation
in Washington,
Hardly anybody here thinks thp con
dition of affairs after the momentous
battle represents a. satisfactory con
clusion. The speaker and his friends
appear to interpret the refusal of the
house to depose him as justifying them
In claiming to have wrested victory
from defeat, Indorsement from re
Not a. few of the insurgents who
voted for Mr. Cannon's retention are
wondering today if they mada a po
litical blunder; whether their anti-
Cannon constituents will not indeed
hold the retention of Cannon In the
speakership to have nullified the vote
m eliminate him from the rules com
The Repul liciin regulars complacent
ly claim the insurgents who voted for
the speaker have returned to the party
fold. The Democrats taunt these in
surgents with having been recreant to
the logic of their insurgency. Nobody
seems entirely happy about the out
, ome Even in the senate, the regulars
are apprehensive lest the insurgent
conflagration may spread to that
house; the insurgent senators are won
derlng whether they have made the
most of their opportunities.
Bpeaker Cannon's defiant speech last
night before the Illinois Republican as
sociation, in which h« contemptuously
denounced the insurgents of the house
who stood by him in the final test as
"cowardly members of congress, with
out the courage of their convictions,'
has cut to the quick those men who re
sponded With their votes to what they
say they believed to be their duty to
the party and to the country, and
saved him from utter humiliation.
Insurgents Are Bitter
Today the feeling among these in
surgents was one of bitterest resent
ment over the attitude assumed toward
"If this is the manner of our treat
ment for saving the Republican par
ty," said one of them today, who re
fused to allow his name to be used,
"this battle Just ended will be followed
by another beside which the first one
would be but a skirmish. I can speak
for no one hut myself, but if this is to
be our reception I am done. We are
not cowards. We of the insurgents
who cast our votes yesterday against
unseating Cannon were the bravest
men in that house. It took consum
mate courage, and It probably will
cost me my seat in congress. But If
we are to be met with calumny be
cause we sacrificed ourselves to save
the house of representatives from
chaos and disorder and to prevent the
ruin of the Republican party, thert I
am In favor of carrying this war to the
This member said he had talked with
one or two Insurgent leaders who vot
ed to save Cannon, and they,were in
a similar frame of mind.
"When I read in the papers today
the speech Cannon delivered before
the Illinois association last night my
blood boiled with indignation," said
this insurgent.
Taunt That Enraged
The portion of the speaker's speech
that has enraged the. Insurgent* who
saved him the speukership follows:
"There wai n new majority today.
It consisted of the Democrats and a
II par cpnt slough from the Republi
can party. They destroyed the com
mute on rules. Then what did they
do? A resolution was presented de
claring the office of speaker vacant.
Then what did these men who have
been denouncing my personality, these
simon-pure followers of Cummins and
I.nFollette, do then? Only eight of
them had the courage of their convic
tions. The result was that, while I
was elected speaker hy a majority of
l!fi last March, they refused to turn me
out hy a majority of 36. This com
bination abolished the committee on
rules, which has, after all. simply the
I lower to report to the house, although
some seem to think It is like the bibli
cal example of 'Let there be light, and
there was light.'
"You in Washington know different
ly. But the people In the country ap
parently believe the uplift magazines
and the cowardly members of congress
who wrought such havoc today. They
said the speaker should not be a mem
ber of the committee on rules, which
theey made over into a committee of
ten. Much depends upon the makeup
oi I hat committee.
"May God bless and keep these men,
lor so far as I am concerned he only
can bless them. Many so-called Re
publicans are, in fact, Populists, and
are trying to outdo Bryanism."
Fight Over Rules Committee
No meeting of the insurgents to con
sider their future course lias been
called, but undoubtedly will be held
within a day or two.
The next conflict will come, If it
comes, on the election of the new rules
committee, provided for in the Norris
resolution. The committee Is to be
elected by the house, instead of being
appointed by the speaker, as hereto
Neither the regular Republicans nor
the Democrats have made arrange
ments for a party caucus, but both
caucuses will he held within the next
three or four days.
Representative Tawney, one of the
(Continued on l'age Two}
Miss Harriet Daly, $7,000,000
Heiress, and Titled Fiance
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Nuptials of Miss Harriot Daly and
Anton Sigray to Be Celebrated
Before Notables of Two
NEW YORK, March 20.—Gotham so
ciety is preparing for the $14,000,000
nuptials of Miss Harriot Daly and
Count Anton Sigray of Hungary,
■which takes place here March 29. The
daughter of the late Marcus Daly, the
mining king of Montana and New
York, is to have one of the most elab
orate weddings which have taken place
in exclusive circles in the past decade.
The coming wedding Is now a fa
vorite, , topic .in New York's 400. . De
tails of the nuptial program are ex
pected to be announced within a few
Many notables from abroad have al
ready arrived in this city in anticipa
tion of the marriage of the Hungarian
count to the American heiress.
Not less than $7,000,000 is the accept
ed estimate of Miss Daly's fortune.
Count Sigray is reputed to be worth
even more.
The count Is an intimate friend of
Count Biechenyl, who was married to
Miss Gladys Vanderbilt two years ago.
He acted as best man at the Szechenyi
wedding, and it was there that he
first met Miss Daly.
The daughter of the late mining King
Is noted for her beauty among New
York's young society women even more
than for her wealth.
President Wheeler of State University
Makes Record from Cherbourg
to San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.—Pres
ident Benjamin Ide Wheeler of the
University of California, who returned
tonight from Berlin, announced that
Theodore Roosevelt will deliver a
course of lectures at the state edu
cational institution in the spring of
The nature of the course, the sub
ject of the lectures and the dates upon
which they are to lie delivered will be
announced later.
President wheeler came to Berkeley
from Cherbourg, Frame, making the
trip in the record-breaking time at
ten days. Mrs. Wheeler and her sou
remained in Dresden. President
Wheeler will be the guest of honor at
a reception in the Faculty club to
morrow evening and will deliver the
address at the Charter day exercises
DAYTONA, Fla., March 80.—The
condition of United Statei Senator
John W. Daniel of WYst Virginia, who
lias been lingering between life and
death here for several d;tys, is im
proved. This afternoon the senator
was conscious for about an hour.
At 8:30 p. m. the physicians issued
the following bulletin: "Senator Dan
it ]s condition tonight thows but
slight change since morning. His
periods of consciousness have beon
much more satisfactory today than
previously. There has been a slight
movement cf the paralyzed arm Today.
Pulse, respiration and temperature
continue favorable,"
BAKER CITY, Ore., March 20.—Al
though the Powder river has fallen
eighteen inches during the last fifteen
hours, it is not believed all danger is
past. Heavy rains In the Sumter dis
trict today indicate another rise to
night which may pass yesterday's high
About a mile of the Sumter Valley
railroad has been washed out, and the
Shaw bridge on that road is in grave
danger. Oregon Railroad & Naviga
tion westbound passenger train No. 5
is still delayed near Durkee and may
not get through until tomorrow. The
paaianfferi are being transferred. The
water is the highest ever known here.
CTVPT "I? <r»T>TT?<2 • dait.t. 2c« Sunday. 5*
i3J.li Li 1-i-Ei LUI iJlirt. on trains, s cents
Leader of Swindlers Shakes Hands
with Jurors—Maximum Sentence
$10,000 an*! Two Years
in Jail
rAKodated Preai?
COUNCIL BLUFFS, lowa, March 20.
—John C. Maybray and thirteen of bis
associates, who for ten days have been
on trial in the United States district
court, charged with illegal use of the
mail, were found guilty today.
The jury returned a verdict shortly
before noon. The jury disagreed in the
case of bert E. 1.. Goddard of San
Those found guilty are John C. May
bray, Leon Loser, Tom 8. Robinson,
Willard Powell, Clarence Class, Ed
ward Leach, Edward K. Morris (col
ored), Clarence Forbes, Harry Forbes,
Frank Scott. Ed McCoy, Wlnford B.
Harris, Bert R. Shores and William
(Ole) Marsh. The. latter three entered
a plea of nolle contendre when the
trial opened, that, in effect, being a
plea of guilty.
Judge Smith McPherson announced
the prisoners would be sentenced Mon
day morning at 10 o'clock.
Maybray shook hands with several
of the jurors after they were dis
charged, i ,
Mrs. Maybray broke down when the
verdict was read and her husband at
tempted to console her. She left the
room, however, still weeping.
Two years' imprisonment and a fine
of $10,000 is the maximum penalty that
may be inflicted by the court,
Robert Goddard is under indictment
In the Nebraska district of the federal
court and will be tried again when
other defendants are brought into
Col. Marcus Temple, the district at
torney, said today .hat he would prob
ably move for the dismissal of the case
against Louis i:. Btowe, the Minne
apolis man. charged »ith being a
members of 'he i onsplracy.
Receipts Were $5,000,000
TVith the conviction of these defend
ants, the government believes it has
broken up the most monumental swin-
dling combination that has ever oper
Statistics have been gathered that
show the receipts of the combination
sinoe its organisation about ten years
aito exceeded $5,000,000.
The success of the government in
bringing the defendants to trial was
largely due to the capture, when May
bray was arrested, of a trunk found in
his. home, which it was later ascer
tained contained a complete document
ary record of the transactions of the
combination for four years.
Foot racing, wrestling 1, prize fighting,
horse racing and wire tapping were the
specialties offered victims on which to
make "easy money." The victim
usually was approached by an actual
friend who had been previously solicit
ed by a regular "steerer," as he was
In most instances representations
were made that the "steerer" had a
cousin who Was secretary to a coterie
of men of great wealth who were trav
eling over the country for pleasure.
The victim was told that this "secre
tary" was angry at some alleged ill
treatment and had undertaken to
swindle his employers out of a large
sum of money. Tha victim was in
vited to assist, and when he accepted
was In turn swindled on a sporting
event which proved to be "fixed"
againsjt him instead of In his favor.
HOLLTSTKR. Cal., March 20.—The
L. L. Hill hot air dirigible balloon
made a successful flight here today in
charge of William Clark, an attache
of Hill. The latter has gone to ,San
Francisco, where he expects to ar
range for a demonstration of his ma
Investigating Officials De
clare Suicide Was
the Cause
Circumstances Pointing to
Murder Theory Are
WITH a jagffod cut in the right
side of bis neck, his left In
turn by a KUn.shot wound, hia
wrist out in several places and knife
marks on his legs, the body of David
wilmot Dwire, 37 years old, son of
Harrison Dwire, a wealthy resident of
Hollywood, was found in a. little house
in the Los Feliz road, in ;tr Ivanhoe
station, yesterday morning,
Despite the fact that deputies and
the coroner's physician, Dr. Oeorge \V.
Campbell, s<-nt to Investigate the case,
report a probable cruse of suicide, in
vestigation has revealed several pe
culiar circumstances. Attaches of
Sheriff Hammers office sent a number
of deputies to the scene early this
morning, Although thr. body was
found early yesterday morning, no re
port of the affair was made until last
night, when Deputy Sheriff* .Martin
Ajjuirre and Claude Mathewion re
turned from the scene and stated that
all Indications pointed to a clear caM
of suicide.
The mystery surrounding the case
was Inexplicable, and a number of re
porters visited the scene last night and
Within a hundred yards of the home of
Dwire found his hat and his right
shoe and stocking beneath a pool of
The articles had been overlooked by
the deputy sheriffs, and when It was
reported that it was a case of possi
ble murder, Instead of a suicide, other
deputy sheriffs were hurried to the
The body of Dwire was found tn his
bedroom In the little three-room house
which he occupied on his seven-acre
The supposition of the coroner's phy
sician o&d th<' officer! from the sheriff's
office was that Dwire had committed
BUlclde, but last night till father and
sister-, after being apprised of the
real facti of the case, refused to ac
cept the iuiclde theory and requested
b thorough Investigation, stating that
Qeorge Kelley, known as "Haldy," and.
a friend known as A. Duke, should be
asked to five a statement as to their
whereabouts Saturday night and Sun
day morning.
Feared Dwire Injured
Kollcy was out of work and, at tho
suggestion of Dw ire's lather, want to
live with young Dwire, who had occu
pied the little bouse and operated the
ranch for twelve years, Saturday
night Keiiey came to Los Angeles, but
when Interviewed last night stated ho
did not go to Dwire's house because
the latter had been in bad humor ani
he feared he might be Injured.
Kelley gave no further reason, nor
did he state that Dwire was more un
ruly than on the previous nights ha
had stayed with him, yet he admitted
finding his body in the bedroom of tho
■hack, when he awoke after sleeping
with his friend Duke, in a tent at the
grading ramp grounds.
The first suspicion that it might
have been murder Instead of suicide
was aroused when the hat and shoe
of Dwire were found a hundred yards
from the house by a Herald reporter.
How a person could stab and cut him
self in several different places, sustain
the Injuries the body showed and then
go to his homo and shoot himself was
the puzzle that first caused the family
of Dwire to believe that suicide was
out of the question.
The interior of the house occupied
by Dwire was blood-bespattered, and
In the corner of the bedroom was a
Winchester carbine and in the corner
of the kitchen was a shotgun. Car
tridges from the carbine and revolver
cartridges were found on the floors of
the two rooms.
The fact that blood was on the
walls led to the murder theory.
It was evident from the conversation
of neighbors of Dwire that he had
been drinking for some time, but re
cently reformed, and on Saturday his
father visited him and was pleased
that Kelley was living with his son
and keeping him company.
Father Denies Suicide
The elder Dwiro was nearly pros
trated las! night and again and again
refuted the statement that his son had
ended his life. .
"He was a veteran of the. Philippine
war and brave and had no reason to
Shoot himself. During the past tew
days he appeared happy, and the fact
that his hat and shoe were found in
such a distant place leads mo to be
lieve that murder was committed.
Only yesterday his sister came to Los
Angeles and he had planned to meet
her 80 I do not think he contemplated
ending his life. I will demand an in
The aged father was plainly suffer
ing from the shock of his sons death
and the sisters of the dead man were
reluctant to discuss the case. The
family live at 131 Eaton street, Holly
wood, and all are refined and well to
do Their grief at the mysterious
death of their brother and son was
pathetic. ' „
When Interviewed at the grading
camp tent last night Kelley said: "I
went to Los Angeles last night and
Dwire accompanied me part of the
way to take the car. 1 became fright
ened because he seemed to talk Irra
tionally, and that is the reason why I
did not return to his homo last night.
I think he committed filicide, but I
don't know the circumstances."
Kelley had stayed at Dwlre's house
for a week, and said when he returned
Saturday night he saw the light burn
ing in Dwlre's house, but did not en
How Dwire could shoot himself a
hundred yards from his house, .walk
back to the house and blow out tho
lamp is a question the deputy sheriffs
cannot understand.
A rigid investigation will be made
The holy of Dwire. was taken to tho
undertaking rooms .if Gates & Crane,
Hollywood, where an Inquest will be
held this morning.

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