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VOL. XXXVII. / PIHf'IV' "lO PI^YT*-* lIV CARniEB
XU.MIJKK 204 / M. IVll^-TJ . O\J Kjllj±y 1 PER MONTH
FEVER FOLLOWED
DR. HYDE'S CANDY
GIFT, SAYS NURSE
Physician Accused of Murder of
Colonel Swopc Surprised /
by Testimony
SPECTATORS HEAR GROANS
Witness Gives Imitation of How
Two Persons Died and
Causes Scare
[Associated Press)
T7-ANSAB CITY, April 22.—Soven
14 days after Dr. B. C. Hyde Seven
days after Dr. B. C. Hyde gave
-!■*• Miss Stella bwope a box of candy
the young woman developed typhoid
(ever, test lied Miss Anna Houlihan, a
nurse In the Swope family, during the
murder trial this afternoon.
for the liist time in nil the broad
Investigation of tho Hwopo tragedies
mi tin- quftatlon of candy brought into
the ruin
'llie mention of tho OMldjl came
surprise to Dr. Hyde and his counsel.
Dr. Hyde, who was sittitiK tilted back
in his chair, Bmllingly listening 1" the
testimony of the nurse, quickly moved
over i" his attorneys and entered into
ii conference with them. Mrs. Hyde
s i joined tv" ntti<' group. Vox sev
eral minutes they talked earnestly.
"It is a significant feature, bul i oan
noi say h»«1 "hat will develop from an
Investigation of it," said Bpeclal Pros*
outor lames A. Reed later.
Attorneys for Dr. Hyde .said they did
not.. re«ard tha teetl ny seriously.
The de;.th of Ohrlsman Bwope and
the Illness or Margaret Bwope were
reviewed on the witness stand to,lay
by Miss Houlihan. She caused the,
threatened walkout, of the nurses at
tlie Bwope home and demanded an In
• tion of in-. Hyde, December 18.
Miss Houlihan was on Ihe stand
practically mi day. Hi r sioiy was long
and Interesting, it "as filled with
HtrlkltiK Utterances anil vivid descrip
tions that held the attention of the
spectators.
TK.nTIMONY IS (IRIKHOMK
At times tin- testimony was almost
gruesome, in telling of Dr. Hyde's ac
timis after Chrlsman Swope bad died,
lying crosswise on a lied, she said:
' "Dr. Hyde grasped the dead man by
tha feel and turned him around In
bed."
"How dlil he do it?" itsked Attorney
Reed. ... !
"Roughly," sho replied.
In attempting to Imitate tho moa:is
of chrlsman and of Margaret Bwope,
the Wltm ■ >"tvr utterance to a weird
cry of anguish liko that of a suffering
animal.
■pet tators, unaware of her intention
to make the sound, lose quickly from
their sents, thinking: some ill had be
falien her.
Cross-ex-amlnation of Miss Keller,
COI. Swope's nurse, was concluded soon
after court convened this morning.
albert M. t)tt, an attorney and
banker of Independence, suet 'led
Miss Keller on the Htand. His testi
mony corroborated Mlsh Keller's story
of the bleeding of James Moss Hunton
by Dr. Hyde.
Miss Anna Houlihan, who nursed the
typhoid patients in the Swope home,
was next called. Over the protest of
]>r. Hyde's counsel the witness began
nn account of the death of Chrlsman
Swope.
'I'll.- court advised the Jury in e.'tse
testimony about this death did not tend
to prove motlvo on the pirt or I >r.
Hyde In the alleged murder of Col.
Bwope, the evidence would be ordered
excluded.
During the afternoon session Miss
Houlihan went at great length into the
circumstances surrounding the death of
Chrlsman Bwope. Bhe told of every
.symptom and of tiie Instructions to her
by Dr, Hy.ie. describing the actions of
the patient from tho time lie iwallQWed
a capsule supplied by Dr. Hyde, until
his death shortly afterward. Bhe said
Chrlsman Bwope was conscious when
sin went t.i her dinner, leaving 1 'r.
Hyde in the sick room, but was un
conscloui and in a convulsion when
she returned.
CHINESE PRINCE, TIRING
OF BANQUET, WALKS OUT
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22.—Prlncb
Tsai Tao, uncle of the emperor of Chi
na ami brother of the regent, who ar
rived In San Francisco today on the
Chlyo Maru, was the guest of honor at
a reception at the Palace hotel tonight,
given by the Chinese Six Companies,
and representatives of various San
Francisco civic and military organisa
tions. . ,' '■■'• "•
The prince was presented with a val
uable vase by the Down Town asso
ciation of San Francisco, • and was to
have been given a silver punch bowl
by the Six Companies, but left sud
denly before the presentation. His
hasty departure occasioned much sur
prise ,as he rose abruptly and left the
reception hall, just as the formal pre
sentation speech was to be made. Sev
eral of his hosts followed him to the
elevator, and he Informed them he was
tired of the formalities, and would re
ceive the punch bowl in his room, if
they would bring it there. The gift
later was taken to his room.
On account of the visit of the prince
being the resu.lt of a desire to study
the military institutions of the United
States, military dignitaries Joined in
the reception, among them being Gen.
Barry and .staff, and Hear Admiral
Milton; commandant of the naval train
ing station at Buenas Among the, dis
tinguished Chinese present were Lord
Li Chang Mai, son of LI Hung Chang,
and Chang Yin Tang, Chinese minister
at Washington.
Prince Tsal Tao will leave San Fran
cisco at 12 o'clock tomorrow night for
the east. " -
Chinatown • was gaily decorated to
i.ight In honor of the visit of the prince,
and cafes and pleasure resorts were
crowded with Chinese devoting the
evenine to merrymaking. ,
LOS ANGELES HERALD
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
|-r>KKC.A«T I
T,m Angeles nml vicinityFnlr Saturday;
nut M warm; light north winds, changing to
HOtitli. Maximum temperature yestorday l)f>
il('k><<'n: minimum (II >-«■.--«.
LOS ANGELES
Thermometer registers 98 7-10 degrees; closa
to reconl for April. PAGE 14
Chief Galloway starts an Investigation of
disappearance of Benjamin Webber, prls"
oner in city Jail. PAGE 8
i. ii 11 -i men are Hearing end of work In
Ixib Angeles. PAOK '.i
Krnest Wlrth kill* wife by stamping her
to dMth whin she refuses to llvo with
him again. . PAGE 9
Woman's marriage to bigamist If annuled.
PAGE 7
Street railways eager to take city's advice.
I'ACK 7
City engineer reports protest against Im
provement of South park Insufficient.
PAGE 7
White In race for railroad commlsHloner
iblp. PAOE 9
City council will attempt thin morning to
dispose of problem caused by protests
against garbage transfer station. PAOE 7 '
Assessment for" widening Hill street Is pro
i. T.i by I.in Angeles Interuiiiiin Hall
way company. PAOE 9
Meterman asphyxiated while repairing" a.
meter beneath house. PAOE 9
J. H. Holmes, formerly of Hntcl Oreen,
will mini,lK' 1 big U. B. Orant hotel In
Ban Diego. PAOE 3
Benefit for actors' fund Is under way.
PAGE 9
City urged to act as trap rock broker.
PAGE 7
City Is shown how to save $3,500,000.
PAGE 7
I Editorial. ' PAOE <
city brevities. PAGE 6
Rome men: some women. PAOE 6
In hotel corridors. PAGE 6
News of the court!. PAGE 7
Municipal affairs. PAOB 7
Sports. PAGE 10
Markets nnd financial. PAGE 12
Mines and oil fluids. PAGE 13
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15
Churches. PAGE 8
Building permits. PAGE 8
Munlo and clubs. PAGE 14 j
News of waterfront PAGE 11
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 11
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
State board of education begins annual
meeting in Riverside. PAOE 14
Long Ileach life guard rescues man from
drowning. PAGE 14
Pasadena educators will conduct campaign
to favor school bond election. PAGE 14
COAST
Trace train bandits by clothing clews.
PAGE 2
Han Diego detective Is accused of at
tempt to murder. PAGE 1
Millionaire cattleman In will advises
heirs to stay away from Europe. PAOB 1
Prince Tsal Tun of China surprises guests
at banquet In his honor iii San Pram sea
by leaving suddenly. PAGE 1
Highwaymen pot JatiO lp saloon holdup at
Park City, Ut-li. PAGE I
EASTERN
Gloom enshrouds market outlook and de
pression caunos demand to rover. PAGE 12
Villager! and farmer! who knew Mark
Twain will lay their last tribute to the
dead today; body to be taken to Kirn Ira,
N. Y. PAGE 1
Judge Goodwin, veteran Salt Lake editor,
sayi Mark Twain was nearly 80 yearn
of age. PAGE 1
Attorney Brandols, representing Plnchot,
Intlmatci broadly President Taft'i ex
oneration of Uallinger was given out be
fore nummary of Ulavis case was pre
pared. PAGE 2
KxploMlon in coal mine at Amsterdam. ¥>„
costs lives of eighteen men. PAGE) 1
1) A. It. completes election of officers at
Washington. PAGE 1
Milwaukee Socialist mayor favors moral
and physical cleanup of city. I'AGE 1
Nurse tells how member of Swope family
developed typhoid fever after receiving
candy from Dr. B. C. Hyde. PAOE 1
FOREIGN ~~
Missionaries in Hunan province. China, flee
for their lives; situation said to be
critical. ■ PAGE 3
Colonel and Mrs. Roosevelt are entertained
at dinner by President FaJlieres of
France. PAOE 1
Fredorick Masson makes attack on Roose
velt In French paper; calls him dema
gogue and Caesar of United States.
•" , PAOE 1
MINING AND OIL
Associated Oil companies given decision
by court and acouire holdings of
three large companies. PAGE 13
Million dollar oil company to drill In
Elk hHls. - >„ PAOH 13
Local capitalists have ample money
to work oil fields near Tan. !».,;!'
British syndicate buys Keith and Mack
holdings. rA(3E^I3
SOCIALIST MAYOR
FAVORS CLEANUP
General Purification of Milwau
kee, Morally and Physically,
Is Plan of Seidel
(Special to The Herald.)
MILWAUKEE, Wls., April 22.—This
was a busy day for "Socialists. Mayor
Seidel came out strongly for abolition
of slums, and declared that he would
support any movement for carrying out
plans of the central coimcil of philan
thropies for tearing down tuberculosis
Infested tenemer*' and houses, and
general purification of the city, morally
and physlca'l'%
Mayor Seidel declared that he would
not issue permits for Saturday niglu
dances in places where dance halls are
connected with saloons and that he
would try to arrange for free public
Saturday dances with municipality
provided music In school houses.
Seidel announced that tomorrow he
would pay a visit to Chicago and con
fer with Dr. Evans, health commission
er of that city, to secure advice on en
gaglng a good man for health commit*
Bioner and a commissioner of public
works, qualified to fill the new $6000
position as chief of the board wiien the
one man power goes Into effect. The
mayor said he is looking around for
other experts.
SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 3010.
FRENCH WRITER
SAYS ROOSEVELT
IS CAESAR OF U.S.
Frederick Masson Calls Former
President Demagogue Using
Barnum Methods
HE MAKES DIRE PREDICTIONS
Anarchy, Bloodshed, Pillage and
Arson Among the Terrible
Things in Prospect
[Associated Tress]
PARIS, April 22.— only discord
ant note heard from the Paris
press In its comment upon Mr.
Roosevelt's visit comes from the ultra
clerical papers, like Gil Bias, which
openly derides the American guest as
"a charlatan."
Frederick Masson, who Is now one or
Mr. Roosevelt's colleagues In the
French institute, and noted for his ul
tra Catholic and royalist tendencies,
writing under the head "Hall, Caesar!'
published a remarkable attack In which
ho paints Mr. Uoosevelt as a dema
gogue, who, with all the skill of a Bar
num, is arranging for his reappearance
on the American stage.
After describing American democracy
as marching between plutocracy and
demagogy, the writer asks if It is pos
sible that the former president intends
to plunge again Into the tight which
has already provoked a .t.i; or credit
bankruptcy in the United States and
in which anarchy, under cover of dem
agogy, may precipitate bloodshed, pil
lage and arson in industrial centers.
Masson adds:
"American democracy needs a con
ciliator. Whatever his title may be,
whether it is president, protector or
even emperor, it is only by an extra
constitutional concentration of legisla
tive and executive powers that such a
conciliator can fulfill his mark.
• "The American people, without ex
actly knowing what the trouble'is or
what the remedy la to be, will acclaim
the man who will plunge a red hot
iron into the wounds. It will follow
such a man. American imperialism
will end sooner or later, In Caesarism.
The United States of America haw
found their Caesar. He may not please
us Latins; It is enough that ho pleases
his people."
ROOSEVELT DINED BY
PRESIDENT OF FRANCE
Earlier in Day Former Chief Ex
ecutive of U. S. Pays Visit
to Tomb of Napoleon
PARIS, April 22.—President and Ma
dam. Fallleres tonight gave a dinner
of 104 covers at the Elysee palace in
honor of Theodore Roosevelt. The en
tire palace was illuminated and repub
lic guards lined the stairways.
President Fallieres escorted Mrs.
Roosevelt, who looked charming in a
blue brocade gown, embroidered with
C'lil and crystal ornaments, while Col.
Roosevelt escorted Madame Fallleres.
Miss Ethel Roosevelt, who wore a gown
of pink satin, was escorted by M. Jus
serand, the French ambusador to the
,1 States. There wire many dis
tinguished guests.
A reception followed the dinner to
which many other notables of the
French literary and scientific world
.'mil a number of prominent persons of
the American colony, including William
X Vanderbilt, were invited to meet Col.
Roosevelt. At midnight a buffet sup
per was Berved.
Mr. Roosevelt began today with a
visit to the tomb of Napoleon. When
the rotunda was reached, from which
he looked down upon the ted marble
tomb of tho conqueror, surrounded with
flags of Austerlitz and other reminders
of the great vlstories of Austerlitz,
Frledland, the pyramids, Jena, Maren
go and Moscow, the former president
grew strangely silent.
A few rnomets later the party
descended to the crypt through which
tli, - entered the tomb, over the door
of which Mr. Roosevelt read the words
of Napoleon, written at St. Helena, in
which the great general expressed the
desire that his ashes rest on the banks
of the Seine among the people he loved.
Here in a niche, was shown Napoleon's
celebrated b, rd and black hat, con
tained in a glass case, and the un
marked same slabs which the English
general placed over the grave at St.
Helena, but upon which he refused to
permit Napoleon's name to be chiseled.
DISCOVER NO TRACE OF
MISSING PASADENA MAN
Chicago police Unable to Locate
Norman P. Cummings
(Bpcclal to Tho Herald.)
CHICAGO, April 22 —Hospitals, ho
tels and former rendezvouses of Nor
man P. Cummings, the wealthy real es
tate broker of Pasadena, who myster
iously disappeared last Wednesday,
were visited today In hope of finding
the missing man. Ho was last seen In
tho hat store In the Wellington hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Cummings were slum
ping in the loop district Wednesday
afternoon, having completed a world
tour, and when he left her he prom
ised to return home at 5 o'clock and
go out with her that evening. When
he did not arrive Mrs. Cummings be
came alarmed, because he wore dia
monds' valued at $37,0000 and carried
$3600 in currency. Mrs. Cummings said
today that there had been no quarrel
and that she did not think her hus
band had deserted her. She feared
he might have had an attack of apo
plexy, which physicians warned him of
gome time age-
Headquarters and Prominent Officers of
Daughters of the American Revolution
S - «f*i ,^B pit, ** " . inid^il
EXPLOSION COSTS
LIVES OF 18 MEN
Shatters Every Window in Cars
of Passing Train—Causes
Earthquake Scare
(Associated Press]
STEUBKNVILLK, 0., April 22.—The
lives of eighteen miners were snuffed
out in a tremendous explosion in tho
Youghiogheny & Ohio Coal company's
mine at Amsterdam last night BeVen
men, bruised and burned, wen; rescued
from the mine, and their escape from
death is regarded v almost miraculous.
The Intel ior of the mine was wrecked
und all ventilation shut off. The cause
has not yet been determined. The mine
had been inspected but two days be
fore the explosion by Deputy Inspector
Thomas Morrison,
When the explosion occurred people
thought there l)ad been an earthquake.
A train was passing the mine and
every window in every car was
shattered. The trainmen lied, as a car
of dynamite was attached to the traJn.
After working all night the rescuing
crews located six bodies. During the
afternoon jovernment experts from the
geological laboratory at Pittsburg ar
rlved with oxygen outfits. They failed
to find more bodies.
B. O. Jones, the night superintendent,
was blown over several cars, and gas
and flames paMi <1 over him. Jones was
badly burned and bruised. All the
other men rescued were badly buine.l.
Two men, brothers', were found locked
in each others arms. This leads to the
belief the men were suffocated, and not
killed instantly.
DON'T GO TO EUROPE
IS ADVICE TO HEIRS
Will of J. J. James Tells Beneficia
ries to Spend Money in
United States
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22.—"Live
and enjoy yourself among the people
you know, but don't go to Europe," is
the last admonition of Jefferson J.
James, the late millionaire cattleman,
to his heirs. His will was filed with
the county clerk today. In a little
homily on thrift and the proper way
to conduct the meat business, Mr.
James pointed out that his warning
was not ilut 1 to any especial aversion
to Europe, but to his discovery of the
fact that it is better to kill the fatted
calf yourself, and get the money for
it, than to come home "broke" and
have somebody else kill it.
"Don't be mean,' 1 he adds, "but don't
pas my employes any more than is
being .paid now. Spend your money
in this country- Buy and build nice
residences and enjoy yourself among
the people you know. The dividends
to the small stockhilders will assist
in the support of their families.
"Buy and keep the ranch stocked
to its full capacity; turn everything
into meat, bnf, veal or pork, nnd put
it into money through the market."
James left an estate valued at $200,
--000. Ho at one time owned a fortune
of $10,000,000, but most of his property
wiis distributed among his heirs before
his death.
SLAYER OF BOTH
WHEELER DOOMED
'Albert Wolter Sentenced to Death
for Murder of Young New
York Girl
[Associated Press}
NEW YpRK, April 22.—Albert Wol
ter, degenerate youth of 19 years, who
gloated over lewd pictures, and was
"crazy" about women, must die In the
electric chair for the murder of Kuth
Wheeler, a pretty 15 year old stenogra
pher.
Alter one hour and fifty minutes of
deliberation, a jury in the court of spe
cial sessions found him guilty of tirst
decree murder at 10:30 tonight, bring
ing- to a cloM a. trial marked by its
swift movement and its testimony of
horror.
The boy's counsel said with eloquence
that Wolter was too tender hearted to
harm a cat, but twelve men decided to
night be had itranfled Kuth Wheeler
and ■thrust tier, while yet alive, in his
fireplace, where, noaked with oil, her
crumpled body writhed and burned.
With the same wax faced indifference
he had shown throughout the trial,
Wolter listened to the verdict. With
almost inhuman complacency he hail
been found asleep in his cell, while the
jury was deli berating. He will be sen
tem ed Wednesday.
The Juror* themselves showed emo
tion, while the boy who must die show
ed none. When asked if he had found
a verdict, William V. Kulp, the fore
man, answered in a shaking voice:
"We have," and announced they had
found Wolter guilty of murder in the
first degree.
All eyes immediately shifted toward
the prisoner. He was stolid as a piece
of stone. He refused to talk.
"I don't want to talk tonight—l'm
tired and I want to get a little good
sleep first."
The last chapter in the fight to save
Wolter from the electric chair began
when Wallace D. Scott, his lawyer,
began summing up for the defense.
Wolter himself was the chief witness,
and remained on the stand three hours.
As Mr. Scott began Wolter's parents
appeared in the court room for the first
time. The mother burst into convul
sive sobbing as she saw her boy led
into the room.
"Circumstantial evidence is very dan
erous evidence upon which to convict,"
said Attorney Scott. "Instances have
occurred where men have been mis
takenly convicted. This boy has not
nerve enough to kill a cat, let alone a
human being.'
"He is not a great criminal," said
Assistant District Attorney Moss, "he
is a dangerous criminal—a perverted
character and a scourge to the com
munity."
COMMERCE COMMISSION
CONCLUDES RATE TESTIMONY
CHICAGO. April 22.—The testimony
regarding freight rate on lemons, be
gun at Los Angeles March 23, was con
cluded by Commissioner C. A. Prouty
of the interstate commerce commission
today. Arguments will be heard in
Washington May 11.
California growers are seeking a re
duction from all the railroads.
CTVr^T T? fTYPrTTQ* DAILY So. ox trains Be.
Oll> ijrJjli/ VjUI JliO. Hl'MlAk'Sc. ON TRAINS lOr.
D.A.R. DELEGATES
FINISH ELECTIONS
Mrs. Sarah T. Kinney Chosen as
Honorary Vice President of
National Society
WASHINGTON, April 22.—1n the
second election made necessary to
complete the list of officers of the Na
tional Society of the Daughters of the
American Revolution at their nine
teenth continental congresa here, Mrs.
Snail T. Kinney of Connecticut was
chosen honorary vice president, de
feating Mrs. Charles M. Deore of Illi
nois by fifty votes.
The tenth vice president general
elected was Mrs. Anna C. Benning of
Georgia, who was given a plurality
over Mrs. Charles Russell Davis of
Minnesota of 87 votes. This completes
the list of officers.
It was because the election of two
days previous had failed in the selec
tion of an honorary vice president
general and one of the ten vice presi
dents general that the delegates began
voting early today for the four nom
inees for vice presidents general who
had failed to get a majority vote.
ACCUSES DETECTIVE OF
ATTEMPT TO MURDER
San Diego Sleuth Is Arrested.
Political Upheaval Ex
pected to Develop
(Special to The Herald.)
SA NDIKGO. April 22.—Detective
Marshall Smith of the local police de
partment, who was recently acquitted
on a bribery charge through his con
nection with the tenderloin district
and against whom charges were pre
ferred today by former Policeman E.
M. Stanley, was arrested late this
afternoon on a charge of assault, car
dying with it a peace bond action
brought by Stanley.
The latter asserts that tho detective
assaulted him without provocation,
and It Is his opinion that Smith in
tended to kill him to prevent the hear
ing of the charges which allege graft,
and statutory offense.
Smith was released on bond for ap
pearance Monday. Hearing of the
charge brought by Stanley will be
had tomorrow morning in secret ses
sion of the city council It is predicted
by those in touch with the political
situation here that a civic overthrow
and possible recall election may result
from an expose which is threatened
by Stanley.
CONGRESS MAY PROBE
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Endowment Fund of $200,000
Said to Be Dissipated
WASHINGTON, April 22.—As a re
sult of sensational testimony before
the house committee on the district
of Columbia regarding the conduct of
the affairs of the George Washington
university of this city, there may Do
a congressional investigation.
Dr. Phillpps, former dean of the
medical school of the university, to
day charged that the Corcoran endow
ment fund of $200,000, only the inter
est from which was to be used, had
been dissipated in the payment of the'
annual deficit, until but $16,000 re
mained of the original foequest.
This remaining $16,000, he said, was
represented only by a promissory note
on some Washington property owned
by President Needham of the univer
sity, which he valued at $8000.
*£ CENTS
VILLAGERS WILL
PAY LAST TRIBUTE
TO TWAIN TODAY
Business to Be Suspended in Red
ding. Conn., Until Body Is
Placed on Train
NOTABLES SEND CONDOLENCE
Taft and Roosevelt Among Those
Who Express Sympathy to
Humorist's Daughter
Associated Press!
REDDING, Conn., April 22.— The
little vllago of Redding was In
mourning today for its benefactor
and friend, Mark Twain, who had en
deared himself by his kindly good na
ture and generosity.
Tomorrow morning, when the body la
taken to the train for New York, where
funeral services will be held in the old
brick church, all business will be sus
pended and the villagers and farmers of
the surrounding hills will pay their last
tributes to the dead.
All day the villagers passed the house
and parties in motor cars from neigh
boring cities drove up the river road
and stopped to look over the lowlands
to Stormfleld, on the hill. There has
not been such a gathering in the vil
lage since Mr. Clemens gave his benefit
for the library to which he recently
gave money for a new building.
Late today the body was prepared for
burial, and dressed in the white flannel
he so constantly wore in the later years
of hia life, will be placed in a plain,
mahogany casket, which will arrive
here tomorrow morning.
Many messages of comfort were re
ceived today by Mrs. Ossip Gabrilo
wltsch, Mr. Clemens' only living daugh
ter. Among them were telegrams from
President Taft and former President
Roosevelt.
lIAXXIBAI/8 BEQUEST DENIED
A message was also received from
the authorities of Hannibal, Mo., ask
ing that Mr. Clemens' body be brought
there for burial. Mrs. Gabrllowltsch in
reply .said that as the family burial
grounds were in Elmira, N. V., It was
thought best that the body be taken
there.
The body will be taken to the station
at 10 a. m. tomorrow and placed on
board the PlttHlleld express. It will be
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Gabrilo
wltsch, Albert Bigelow Paine and ser
vants who had been in Mr. Clemens'
service for many years.
Upon arrival of the body in New
York it will be taken to the old brick
Presbyterian church, where services
will be conducted by the Rev. Dr.
Henry Van Dyke, assisted by Rev.
Joseph H. Twitchell of Hartford, the
latter a lifelong friend of Mr. Clemens.
At the conclusion of the New York
services, the body will be taken to El
mlra, in tho Lake Forest, the private
car of E. R. Ix>omis, vice president of
the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
railroad.
Mr. Clemens did so much of his work
in bed that in death he still seemed
today a part of the surroundings of
his active life. Ranged about him
were his books. Beside him was his
tabouret set with a tobacco Jar, a col
lection of pipes, a stand of cigars and
matches in abundance. Above his head
was a reading lamp.
FAULTS OF CHAMBKJOLAIDS
In old days one of his worries had
been the chambermaids.
"They always put the pillow on the
opposite end of your bed from the gas
ourner," he wrote, "so that while you
read and smoke before sleeping, as Is
the ancient and honorable custom of
bachelors, you have to hold your book
aloft in uncomfortable positions to keep
the light from dazzling your eyes.
"They always put your books Into
inaccessible places. They always put
the match -box In some other place.
They hunt up a new place for It every
day and put a bottle or other perish
able glass things where the box stood
before. This is to cause you to break
that glass thing. They always save
up all the old scraps of printed rub
bish you have thrown on the floor and
stand them up carefully on the table
and start the fire with your valuable
manuscripts."
In later years, when successive sor
rows descended heavily upon him.
Mark Twain had been spared all such
.small discomforts. He lay today among
all the luxuries of disorder that he
loved. Death, that stamps some faces
with Indignity, has left nothing but
nobility on his. There were no lines of
pain, no hint of sadness—nothing but a
iarge and serene benignity.
TWAIN NEARLY EIGHTY
SAYS JUDGE GOODWIN
Veteran Salt Lake Editor Tells
Some Incidents of His
Days with Humorist
SALT LAKE CITY, Aprid 22.—"Mark
Twain lacked but six months and nine
days of four score years of age," said
Judge J. C. Goodwin, the veteran edi
tor, in commenting last night on the
death of the humorist.
"I know he claimed that he was only
75," continued the judge, "tut when we
were in Virginia City, Nev., Mark was
older than I was and I am 78. Here Is
the record for it," and he opened a book
of blographs by Amelia J. Carver, pub
lished in ISB9. There It was:
"Samuel L. Clemens, born Nov. 30,
1830."
"I did not go on the Enterprise until
Clemens left it," said Judge Goodwin,
"but 1 never ceased to hear of him. He
wrote a burlesque fourth of July ora
tion which was published in an Aurora.,
Nevada, paper. As I remember It, it
began:
" 'I was sired by the great American
eagle and borne by a continental dam.'
"This pleased Joseph T. Goodman of
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