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Prepared to Fight Any Attempt of
'Old Line' Regulars to
Control Party
Northern Delegation Instructed
by Caucus to Withhold
AT 10 o'clock this morning, In the
music room of Blanehard hall, 252
South Hill street, the Los Angeles
county delegates to the California state
' Democratic conference, which will con
vene In this city April 12-13, will hold
an Important caucus, in the interest of
which an appeal has been sent out ask
ing that all Los Angeles delegates at
The caucus this morning Is of ex
treme Importance, In that the delegates
Will not only elect a chairman of the
caucus delegation—probably Charles
Wellborn— they : will decide defi
nitely upon the course to be pursued In
the state conference,' and vote as to
■whether they will Indorse certain can
didates for the primary nomination.
The San Francisco county central
committee met In caucus Thursday
night and is reported to have voted
unanimously to Instruct every delegate
attending the state conference from
Han Francisco to withhold all indorse
ments. ;
Chairman Albert M. Norton of the
Los Angeles county Democratic central
committee says this caucus was abso
lutely 'controlled by Gavin McNab; but
■whether the Los Angeles county dele
gation supports the San Francisco del
egation is a matter of much specula
tion, Demecratlo leaders in Los An
geiefl say the local delegation positively
will not, which may mean a spirited
tusscl at the conference.
The San Francisco delegation, it Is
charged, is controlled by tho old-line
regulars, or machine men, and Chair
man Norton predicts there will be an
Interesting lineup should any of the
machine element suck to wrest from
the reform leaders the control of the
Mat. party.
Entering, into the dispute as to
whether Theodore Hell and other, can
didates shall be Indorsed, there Is also
»a ill to be pending the issue of whethei
* Hie northern Democratic 1 leaders, t In
cluding such men us Gavin McNab,
shall continue to maintain the state
Democratic headquarters at San Fran
i cisco, as they have been throughout the
political history of the state. It has
been rumored, but persistently denied
liv Chairman Norton, that there will be
a move to bring the Democratic head-
quarters to Los Angeles.
There is much speculation as to the
attitude^>f the San Francisco delegates.
It has hWen reported that ascertain ele
ment of the Ban Francisco delegation la
opposed to the candidacy of Theodora
A. Bell. If this opposition Is found to
exist, It will be traced directly to the
machine, and the Bell contingent will
proceed accordingly. Yet. everything
considered, If the northern delegation
does not come prepared to attempt ma
chine methods, or to refuse to indorse
Theodore Bell, the state conference, Ik
Is declared, has every prospect of pass
ing harmoniously."
According to the northern press, the
opinion relative to the purposes of the
state conference are widely divergent.
Chairman Norton said last night: '
. "On the eve of this Important confer
ence It is perhaps Important that the
Southern California Democracy be un
derstood, v
"We-hope to Introduce In this confer
once a resolution setting forth the fact
that under the new primary laws the
expense Involved in circulating a peti
tion for nomination is so far in excess
of • the means of the average citizen
that the state central committee should
at least heli> defray his expenses.
"We will urge In this resolution that
one of our reasons for calling the
conference is to authorize the state
central committee to take charge of
■ the petitions of candidates, select one
1 man for each state office, and meet
: the expenses involved in the tremen
dous work of circulating these' peti
tions an required by the primary laws,
which let forth that a candidate for
stale office must get his petition signed
by at least 1 per cent .of the party
vote In each of ten counties in the
state, so that his petition will contain
the names of 3 per cent of the total
• party vote in the state. ...
'<■ ■>>>' - - MCST GET 1500 VAMKM
"I "This means * that the Democratic
candidate for state office must obtain
at least 1500 names of Democratic
voters from ten counties in the state,
and I maintain, and am supported by
many Democrats and Republicans, that
It will require millionaires to get a
nomination in California under ' the
new • primary law. :
"I am not criticising the law, but I
and many other Los Angeles Demo
crats "wish . merely ;to provide I a way
for ' poor men, as well as rich men,
to run for office and be elected.
--• "This will be set forth In the resolu
tion, and this is one of the .principal
objects for which the state confer
en ■ ■ was called."
; < The call for the Los Angeles .con
vention originated at a conference held
In San Francisco January 7 last.' The
first draft of the call Issued from that
cltv set forth ; that • the > object >of , the
state , conference was "for securing a
consensus of opinion as to candidates
for the various state and t district of
fices - to ibe / voted for , at the primary
election 'In August." .
'. The objection 'was .made by % many
Democrats that • this ? provided for i a
course' in violation of the . spirit of
the direct primary law. Theodore A.
Bell, .■ who is. sal?, •• to ■ have been the
' author, of' the ■• resolution, consented, to
the resolution being amended to: read:
' "For the purpose of : securing a' con
■ sensus of < opinion upon '<■Important
questions relative; to', the primary and
'general. election." ; . ■■'■ ■■■
I As a result of continue^ criticisms,
,In . the; face of -this amendment, which
; it 'is ; claimed \by j conference, advocates
(Continued on Page Three) I
. For JjO» Anitclf» and vicinity—Cloudy on
Muiimlny; light north wind. Maximum
temperature > r-»li'nla.v (»."> decrees; minimum,
01 decrees.
A. J. Wallace return* and describee enthu-
Jnstlo meetings greeting Lincoln-Roosevelt
candidates In north. . • . PAGE 11
Reform Democrats enter conference: wary
of San Francisco machine. PAGE! 1
Blood-stained handcuffs found In Pullman car
may reveal tragedy. PAGE 7
Change In made'ln personnel of official*
of : bank. PAGE »
Five hundred school hoy« •n«»r«j tr. b!s
annual klte-flylng tournament to be hHd
today. • PAGE) 9
Hotel Pepper Is sold and structure will
be enlarged. PAGE 9
Three boys, each 12 years old. Injured In
accidents at three different schools.
Robber known as Friday Holdup dies In
Bay City from bullet wound. PAGE 16
World's auto records are shattered at
opening of Motordrome. PAGE 1
Stirring appeals are Issued asking voters
to support the power and harbor bonds.
( . PAGE »
Woman charges neighbor pulled tufts of
hair out of her scalp when she walked
on lawn. , PAGE 6
Husband, < seeking divorce, says he was
nagged beennuse delinquent In grammar
and etiquette. PAGE) 5
More than 2004 persons protest against
proposed enlargement of South park.
Twenty men begin circulation of referen
dum petitions for submission of new
license ordinance to vote of the people.
Cordial greeting awaits eastern hotel men
coming here to annual meeting. PAGE 16
Editorial, Letter Box. . '■ PAGES 4
Marriage licenses, births, deaths, pa OK 14
Society, clubs, muslo. PAGE I
News of the courts. PAGE 6
Municipal affairs. ' PAGE 5
Markets and financial ...., PAGE 12
Mines and oil fields PAGE 18
Sports. PAGE 10
Automobile*. PAGE 11
City brevities. ' PAGE 8
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-16
March building shows Increase of M per
cent In Los Angeles and falling off of
47 per cent In San Ftanclseo. PAGE) 3
Club woman scores Editor Bok for at
tack on organization. PAGE 1
Highwayman, fatally wounded by San
Francisco policeman, dies after con
fessing long series of holdups. PAOE} 1*
Antl-saloon forces conduct vigorous* cam
palm at San Bernardino. PAGO II
Redondo Beach voters hear corporations
arraigned by speaker. PAGE 14
P. K. <). convention at Long Beach closes
with election of officers. PAGE! 14
Hotel men will "be entertained" In Pasa
dena with auto ride* over ally. I'ACJE 14
House authorises construction of two bat
tleships, two fleet colliers and tour sub
marine*. Passes naval appropriation bill.
■ PAGE i
Plttsburg grand jury ■ makes sweeping
charges In bribery Investigation. - PAGE t
Solar plexus blow kills boy who engaged
' In prise fight with another lad In Pas-,
sale, N. ;J. PAGE 1
Plttsburg woman charged by Indictment
with being matrimonial nimflammer.
Thomas F. Walsh, millionaire mine owner,
dies suddenly In Washington. PAGE 1
Jere Lulls', banker who was attacked by
Jaok Cudahy .In latter's Kansas v City
home, Is on way to Europe, PAGE 1
Crusade against fraud In business Is be
,. gun In New york. , PAGE I
Train bandits flee as conductor of Pio
neer Limited fights. PAGE I
Man Is sued by girl he saved from train ,
wreck and adopted. PAGE! 2
Balllnger-Plnchot committee orders Secre
tary Balllnger to produce papers recently
called for "with all due speed." PAGE I
Fist tight Is threatened In Mississippi
senate. PAGE) 1
Secretary of the Navy Meyer favors a '
number of changes In regulations. PAGEI &
Speaker cannon sends letter of thanks to
Milwaukee woman who defended hie acU.
■ - ■ PAGE U.
JACKSON, Miss., April B.—The in-,
terference of other senators alone pre
vented a personal encounter between
Senators Banks and Tucker during the
senatorial bribery Investigation late to
L. C. Dulaney, charged by Senator
Bilbo with having paid him a bribe,
was on the witness stand. Senator
Tucker, counsel for Bilbo, asked Du
laney if Percy had not paid the ex
penses of all senatorial candidates ex
cept Vardaman.
From the rear of the chamber Sen
ator Banks came charging to the front
and for Senator Tucker. Tucker start
ed for Banks.
"Any man who says or insinuates
that anybody paid the expenses of my
friend, Congressman Byrd, is a liar,
as false as hades!" shouted Banks.
Senators turned over chairs and ta
bles to get between Banks and Tucker
and jerked them apart.
The question, after further wrang
ling, was withdrawn and President
pro tern. Dean "Instructed" the news
paper men present not to mention the
At the night session W. W. Mitchell,
a circuit clerk of Poplarville, Sena
tor Bilbo's home, testified that he
knew Senator Bilbo's reputation and
that he would not believe the senator
under oath.
W. A. White, an attorney from Bi
loxl, told of tj&tng out Senator Bilbo
in 1908. A bill was drawn and sent by
a man named Bob Mosely. Mosely re
turned and said:
"Bilbo did not give me a chance to
make him a proposition; he made us
Mosely corroborated White's story.
"I went to see Bilbo," said Mosely,
"and he said, 'It will cost you $300.'
I offered him a check, but he said he
wanted money."
SEATTLE, April B.—Three masked
men held up an outward bound Alkl
Point street car at First avenue,
south, and Hanford street, shortly be
fore midnight, tonight, and robbed
twenty-five or fifty passengers on
board, securing a large amount of
Millionaire Mine Owner Victim of
Lung Ailment Caused
by Injury
Large Part of Fortune Will Go to
'Hundred Million Dollar
Baby' Born Recently
[Associated Presal
WASHINGTON, April B.—Thomas F.
Walsh, the millionaire mine owner,
rllfd at his home hore tonight at 11:30
o'clock. Death wan due to a Rrowtli
In tho lungs as tho result of an Injury
received years afro when Mr. Wnluli
wu a miner In Colorado.
Although the "mining king," as Mr.
Walsh was known, had been sick for
three months, the end came suddenly
and was peaceful. He died In his Mas
sachusetts avenue home, whither he
returned several weeks ago after a
tour through the south In search of
health. He was surrounded when the
end came by the Immediate mem
bers of his family, his wife, daughter
and son-in-law, Edward B. McLean,
and by three physicians.
Mr. Walsh will be burled In Roclt
Creek cemetery In this city by the Hide
of his only son, who lost his life In an
automobile accident In New England
several years ngo.
At his own request the funeral cer
emonies will be simple. They will bn
conducted by the Masonic order nnd
will he held Sunday afternoon.
Thomas P. Walsh was born In Ire
land In 1851. He waji educated In the
public schools and early In life was
apprenticed to a wheelwright. When
he was 19 he came to_ the United
States, going almost directly to Colo
rado, where he made his fortune in
the development of mines, his greatest
success being achieved In mines near
In 1879 he was married to Miss Car
rie n. Reed. He wm named as one
nf the commissioners to the Paris-ex
position in 1909 and had been otherwise
signally honored by the government.
He WM a close friend of the late King
Mr. Walsh, always a genial host and
fond of good company, was a member
of a number of clubs and belonged to
pevernl scientific societies. In the im
mediate past he developed a keen in
terest in aviation nnd was the leading
figure In the effort to have the Inter
national aviation meet held in Wash-
When the Colorado miner built his
magnificent Washington home a few
years ago it was the largest and most
pnl.-itial residence In the capital. Since
then It has been surpassed by tbe Lam
Anderson and the Perry Belmont
Two of the largest and finest office
buildings In the city were built by Mr.
Walsh In the last few years. One of
them he named the Colorado, the other
the Ouray, In honor of the county in
which he made his fortune.
A son born to his daughter recently
lias been dubbed, on account of the im
mense wealth on both his paternal and
maternal sides. "The Hundred Million
Dollar Baby." This babe will inherit
a large part of the Walsh fortune.
Mr. Walsh, as mine owner and min
ing engineer, was an important factor
in the development of Colorado. He
gave close study to everything that re
lated to geology and became an author
ity In mineralogy and metallurgy,
nnd was Instrumental -in introducing
new methods of ore treatment. He de
veloped, equipped and held large in
terests In the Camp Bird mines, Ouray,
Mr. Walsh wns n. member of the
Washington Academy of Sciences, Na
tional Geological society, American As
sociation of Mining Engineers, served
as president of the Irrigation congress
and was also a former member of the
executive committee of the Washing
ton board of trade. He was a member
of the following clufcs:
Denver, Denver, Colo.; El Paso, Colo
rado Springs; Metropolitan »nd Cos
mos, Washington, and Metropolitan,
New York.
[Special to The Herald.]
GALVESTON, Tex., April B.—Jere
Lillis, who figured in the escapade in
Kansas City a few weeks ago, when
"Jack" Cudahy, a packer, disfigured
him with a knife when ho found him,
at an early hour In the morning in
the Cudahy home, left here today for
New York, whence he will sail for
Europe. He authorized a statement
that he had disposed of nearly all of
his interests In Kansas City and that
he was going abroad to live. He de
clared with great emphasis that he
was in earnest atld that the persis
tent hounding of newspaper men had
made this step necessary for the pres
ervation of his mental condition.
Lillis came here two weeks ago,
planning to rest and then have a few
weeks retirement In Mexico, but he
found that his movements were tele
graphed ahead of him and the first to
face him at every town and station
were reporters. His presence known,
a stream of mail and telegrams would
be directed to him from all parts of
the country and, while apparently in
good physical condition, he is almost
a nervous wreck. To an intimate friend
who served as his agent in disposing of
certain real estate, Lillis said:
"I have committed no crlm,e and
my conscience is clear; but I cannot
stand this damnable notoriety and I
leave America forever,"
OXNARD, April B.—The condition of
Senator Bard is tonight declared to
be extremely grave. The heart action
1b causing much apprehension, and be
cause of this irregularity Dr. Living
ston, in attendance, holds out little
Contestants Reeling Off Miles in
Near Half-Minute Time at Del Rey
HUmI^H mm*
5000 at Opening of Huge Auto
Track Thrilled by Cars'
The Initial performances at the new
motordrome took place before a crowd
of nearly 5000 persons yesterday, and
the fast mile (37.56) put over the pie
pan by Caleb Bragg In the Fiat. "90"
was the pulse-warmer that started th«
racing blood through t!»e veins of
every motor car euthuslast there. What
the audience lacked in size was made
up In their unstinted Indorsement of
track, drivers, cars and management
of the greatest and fastest mile motor
car track In the world.
Though weather conditions Kept
back a large attendance the fast track
performances of yesterday will bring
out a record-breaking crowd today.
All world'B records for a mile track,
from one mile to 100 miles was of
ficially broken yesterday in a series
of performances that have never been
duplicated on any track. The suc
ceeding six days' racing can be de
pended upon to furnish enough thrills
to satiate the most rapacious racing
appetite, and the highest class of
sportsmanship. It takes men of in
telligence to drive cars as the racers,
both big and small, were driven on
the Initial day. If a oertlfluate of
medical mechanical practitioner could
be conferred, the mantle would settle
on the liihe shoulders of Dr. "Shebler"
McD. Purcell, whose skill and treat
ment of carburetor troubles was re
sponsible for every victory save one
in the day's events.
Scarcely had Bragg returned to the
control when George Robertson, hold
er of the Vanderbllt cup, drove onto
the planks with his "90" Simplex and
lowered the world's record for ten
miles to 6.31.37. Following, DePalma,
in his 190-horse power Fiat, drove five
miles in 3.15.62, breaking the world's
record previously held by Bragg. He,
In turn, was followed by Ben Kes
scher In the Darracq, who, in his two
mile trial, finished in 1.18.29, clipping
just three seconds from the previous
world's record. As a fitting finale for
the exhibition of singles, "Speed King"
Barney Oldneld brought out his light
ning Benz and covered a mile in the
phenomenal time of 36.22 seconds.
These record trials demonstrated
that double engine power can do
no more than separate the limit of speed
by more than one and a half seconds,
nnd that the build of a car Is going
to be the greatest factor in racing
r,.mils on the new board track.
Thf first race event was the ten
mile stock chassis, class division 5.
starters, and at no time was there
a car's length between the two leaders;
the "Cole," driven by Bill Endleott,
winning in 9:03:25, and the time of the
second car officially announced at
The second race event was the ten
mile stock chassis, class C, division 5.
The Great Western lost a half mile
in the getaway, and the Stoddiu-d-Day
ton, falling way back after the second
mile, made It a pretty race for the
Knox, Apperson and Isotta, but When
Oldneld put plenty of daylight be
tween the Knox and others after the
seventh mile, the contest whs a pretty
one between Hanshue and Marquis for
position. The Knox was winner in
749 2-5; the Apperson second In
The five-mile free-for-all was as
pretty a race as over contested on any
track and was won by De Palma in the
Flat "90." Time, 3:16:30. The Sim
plex, driven by Robertson, finished sec
ond'in 3:16:56.
The fourth and last race called was
the 100-mile event, the Marmon, Cor
bln and Dorrls starting. Because of
mechanical trouble, the Corbin went to
the control In the fifteenth mile and
did not re-enter the race until the oth
ers had covered fifty-five miles. The
contest between the Mnrmon and Dor
ris was a pretty one, both cars holding
close together up to the ninety-fifth
mile, when Harroun let the Marmon
out and opened up a gap that was
never closed. The time was 85 min
utes. 22.7 seconds, which lowered the
world's record held by the same car
and driver, and made at Atlanta, by
nearly six minutes.
At the finish occurred the only acci
dent of the day. Seifert, in leaving
the track to enter the control, had be
come so number by the cold that tho
car skidded and In straightening It
he lost control, and one of the wheels
that rested on the dirt caved in and
threw the car on top of the driver, but
and only damage to Seifert was torn
(Continued on . l'atie Eleven)
Sunday School Superintendent,
Who Refereed Bout, Is
Put Under Bond
[Associated Pres«l
PASSAIC, N. J., April B.—Gilbert
Trehou died here tonight of a solur
plexus blow received in a boys' prize
fight last Tuesday night. With brief
intermissions, he had been unconscious
since he was lifted out of the ring and
carried to a hospital.
Frank Keiser, named In a warrant as
the other principal, Is said to have fled
to Canada.
Henry Knackstedt, superintendent of
a Presbyterian Sunday school here, who
Is said to have acted as referee, was
arrested yesterday and released on $500
Trehou and Kelter were both 19 years
old, pupils of the Passaic high school,
and both of good families. The police
learn there hud been bud blood between
them, and that they agreed to settle
their differences with the gloves. Both
went into training and last Monday
declared themselves fit.
Word was passed among their friends
and Tuesday night a small crowd met
In a vacant lot behind an oil tank and
squared off a ring. Lanterns were hung
on the ropes, seconds were chosen and
a time keeper and referee named.
It was a prize fight with all the for
malities. According to eyewitnesses, in
the seventh and fatal round Keiser
caught Trehou Hush on the jaw with a
heavy swing.
Trehou staggered, and before he got
to his feet again Keiser shot in a body
punch just below the end of tha ster
num. Trehou went down and lay
groaning. The referee counted ten, and
still tho boy lay prone.
The crowd realized that something
was wrong and began to melt away in
the darkness. One of Trehou's seconds
and the time keeper stuck by him, and
when they could not revive him, car
ried him to a hospital.
Yesterday all the officials and a group
of spectators, making twenty-one in
all, were arrested and released In $500
bail each.
As Result of Her Work Six Men
Are Arrested and Confess
INDIANAPOLIS, April B.—A woman
stenographer, Mrs. Jeanette Stern,
in the office of the Eclipse Coal com
pany, was responsible for the discovery
of a $17,000 short-weight coal graft in
which the Claypool and the English
hotels, two of the leading hostelrles of
this city, and the City hospital, were
the victims.
As a result of Mrs. Stern's detective
work, six men, two of them her em
ployers, and three of the others en
gineers of the Institutions that suf
fered, were arrested on charges of
grand larceny today. They confessed.
CHATTANOOGA, Term., April B.—
Mrs. Pate Lawton of Bradley county,
near East Chattanooga, was dragged
from her bed by four negroes this
morning and thrown Into a wall. She
will die of her injuries.
Editor Is Answered by Leader at
State Federation of Organi
zations of Women
[Sp«lal to The Herald.]
J. W. Orr, prominent club woman of
San Francisco, came back at Edward
Bok, editor of the Ladles' *hhp Jour
nal, for a ri-cent article, "My Quarrel
With Woman's Clubs." in tho paper,
"The Seven Deadly Sins," read at the
afternoon session of the ninth annual
convention of the California Federation
of Women's clubs, meeting at the Pot
ter until April 13, and off:ered the
only sensation of the day.
Editor Bok in his article took Issue
with woman's cluba because they did
not accomplish their purpose. His rea
sons for this belief were given in tho
seven following accusations:
First —A sin of omission. They have
done nothing with tho problems that
directly touch the home.
Second—They have failed to instruct
the young on self, sex and living-.
Third—They have failed to instruct
the younpr moth«r how to prevent
blindness in the newborn infant.
Fourth —They icnore race suicide and
Fifth— They have not abolished
public drinking: cups.
Sixth —They have taken no steps to
ward the abolishment of indecent
newspaper advertisements and have
not worked for a saner Fourth of
Seventh—They have not taken steps
to abolish the white plajrue.
In refuting this Mrs. Orr said: "All
this is untrue, as it Is unwarranted.
Woman's clubs all through the land are
working on Just the measures that Mr.
Bok says they do not interest them
selves in. Public sanitation is a prom
inent and vital issue with most clubs,
under the several heads of municipal
or national sanitation, pure foods, pure
milk and kindred topics.
"It is woman's.clubs that have taken
up race suicide and divorce and are
fighting them in every possible way.
In the December issue of tho Federa
tion Courier, the official organ of Cali
fornia club women, a crusade on inde
cent advertisements in newspapers
was launched. As to the saner obser
vation of the Fourth. If Mr. Bok
means that women should take meas
ures to prevent use of dangerous
crackers and fireworks, San Francisco
women havo been fighting that and
have succeeded in restricting much of
that kind of celebration.
"Likewise, women are putting indi
vidual drinking cups in the public
schools and as to the black plague, or
blindness among infants, phy3iclans
and nurses should be able to take
that in hand, although we do what we
can with poor and Ignorant mothers.
"We have learned that we have
minis—good minds, strong mirds, and
we are not afraid to use them, so the
federation has taken up the conserva
tion of the race, the conservation of
nature's resources and have appointed
a special committee to consider In de
tail the child labor laws, the juvenile
courts, tenement house reform, pure
food laws, prevention and cure of tu
berculosis, preservation of forests,
civil service reform, world peace.
"The reason the federation is of vital
Importance to us is that we havo in
this large organization a lever to pry
off the barnacles of prejudice; it has
weight; it gives moral support; it car
ries the gospel; It has a wide scope of
Patrolman David Brooks Slain as
He Draws Gun on Men Who
Try to Rob Him
Bandits, Who Escaped, Did Not
Know He Was an Officer
Until They Saw Badge
Two messenger hoys are believed to have
killed I'atrolman David Brookfi. At an early
hour tills morning the. police were question-
Ing a man who, It Is mild, admits that be
was waiting: for the. bojs with an automo
bile. lie refuses to give their names.
AFTER holding up the saloon con
ducted by Conrad Winters at 3725
Central avenue and robbing the
bartender, John Edwards, of $50, two
masked men shot and killed Patrol
man David Brooks at Thirtieth street
and Grand avenue late last night.
Because of the numerous burglaries
In the University district, the patrol
men on the night watch have been
working In plain clothes for several
nights. Patrolman Brooks, who in
working out of the University station,
was walking north in Grand avenue.
Just as he neared Thirtieth street ha
saw two men dressed in dark and
wearing black slouch hats. Before
he could draw his revolver ono of the
men commanded him to raise hla
hands. Brooks raised his left arm and
drew his revolver with his right. In
raising his left arm he exposed his
police badge and one of the bandits,
with an oath, exclaimed:
• "He Is a bull but we will stick him
up anyway!"
Just then the pair saw the gleam
of a weaqon In the hand of the officer
and without a word of warning fired.
The bullet struck Brooks In the left
side, Just below the last rib, pene
trated the body, end emerged at the
same spot on the right side.
Brooks gritted his teeth and, de
spite the awful pain, leaned against
a telephone post and fired the con
tents of his revolver at the two men.
Neither seemed to have been struck.
They returned the shots and fired more
than a half-dozen bullets.
After he had emptied his revolver
and had stood the fire of the robbera.
Brooks sank to the ground just as
the men turned and ran north In Grand
The fusillade of shots attracted tho
attention of many residents in the
neighborhood, nnd within a few mo
ments more than twenty persons were
on the scene.
Among the first to go to the aM of
the Injured man was Dr. Thomas E.
Taggart of 2534 South Grand avenue.
Dr. Taggart made a superficial exam
ination and sent a man after an auto
"My wife was awakened by the
sounds of hurrying footsteps in front of
our house," said Dr. Taggart. "Within
a few moments she heard the reports
of twelve shots. She awoke me and
asked me to make an investigation. I
hurriedly slipped on my clothing, ran.
down to Thirtieth street and Grand
avenue and found Brooks, whom I had
known for a long time, lying on the
ground. While I was making a hurried
examination of the wound Dr. J. D.
"Van Vleck, who lives at Twenty-eighth
street and Grand avenue, arrived. The
latter picked up the officer's revolver
and took charge of his other effects."
William Evans, an employe of Doran,
Brouse & Price, contractors, was across
the street and witnessed the holdup.
"I was walking along the street near
the corner when I saw two men dart
around the corner toward Brooks, who
was walking in front of them," said
Evans. "One of the men said: 'Let's
stick him up. The other replied: 'All
right.' Then the first speaker cried
out: 'Throw up your hands" The of
ficer obeyed and put up his left hand.
In doing so he exposed his police badge.
One of the men then said: 'He is an
officer!" The other quickly replied:
'That does not matter; we will hold
him up, anyway.' Almost immediately
the shooting began. When I looked
again the men were running north in
Grand avenue and the policeman wan
lying on the ground."
A. C. Monter of 212 West Thirtieth
street, who also was across the street
from the scene of the robbery, tola a.
similar story.
The wounded officer was placed in an
automobile and carried to the receiv
ing hospital. On the way the auto
stopped at the University station and
Captain Bradish entered the vehicle
and the trip to the hospital was re
sumed. A record run was made, and it
was not until the wounded man was
placed on a stretcher at the hospital
was Captain Bradish aware of the iden
tity of the wounded man.
Brooks, with his life ebbing slowly,
was taken into the hospital.
"I was walking in Grand avenue,
near Thirtieth street, when two men
stepped in front of me and commanded
me to hold up my hands," he said. "I
threw up my left hand and grabbed my
revolver with my right. One of tho
men fired and hit me in the side. I
reeled to a telephone post, drew my gun
and emptied it. They continued firing,
then turned and ran. Both were young
men, about 6 feet 6 Inches in height,
wore dark clothes and had on black
slouch hats. I did my best, but was
not quick enough." As he said this
Brooks sank back and died. Mrs.
Brooks became hysterical when she .--aw
the body of her husband.
The men who killed Brooks evidently
are the men who robbed the saloon i
Thirty-eighth street and Central ay
nue. They wore black silk handk<
chiefs tied about the lower part of th
faces, and while one held a revolver >
the head of the bartender the otl
ran behind the bar and took JSO in »
ver from the cash register, overlooki
J2OO in gold.
The body of« Brooks was taken to t
undertaking establishment of Piei
Bros., where an inquest will be he
He is survived by his widow and four
children, who live at 12S West Thirty
second street.

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