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PRICE: 50 CENTS PF.R MONTH
VOL. XXXVII.
NI'MHKU 254
WIFE BURNED TO
DEATH; GASOLINE;
HUSBAND ACCUSED
Man Arrested at Hospital Follow
ing Grewsome Story Told
at Santa Ana Inquest
PRISONER DENIES THE CHARGE
Neighbors Testify Victim Rushed
Into Yard Crying 'Why Did
You Do It, Frank 7'
(SpteW to ~.« llsr&M.)
SANTA ANA, May 12.—With arms
and head swathed In bandages cov
ering burns he received last Friday
while struggling with his wife, Mrs.
lOthel F. Skelly, when she rushed from
nor home at Westminster, a mass of
Humes, Frank F. Skelly was arVestß*
this afternoon, pending investigation of
the death of the woman. The arrest fol
lowed sensational testimony given by
the dead woman's mother, Mrs. T. J.
Lewll of 646 Birch street, Santa Ana,
at the coroner's Inquist this morning
In which she said that her daughter,
while dying, told her that her hus
band, Frank Skelly, had thrown gaso
line over her last Friday morning and
then sot fire to It. The dying woman is
alleged to have nald that her hus
band committed the deed after threat
ening to kill her the night before. Mrs.
I^'wls declared that her daughter told
her all this a short time after she had
received her burns but had pledged
her to secrecy. The mother said she
had guarded her secret even from her
own husband up to tho moment that
■ha took the witness stand at the In
quest, but that she could keep it no
longer. She repeated what she alleged
were the words of her dying daughter
charging Skelly with being directly
iesi«>nsible for her death.
Mrs. Lewis, however, was not the
first to bring the allegations of mur
der to the attention of the authorities.
She declared her daughter begged her
to keep it secret for the sake of the
children. But rumors circulating
among the neighbors brought about the
Inquiry which resulted In the arrest
of Skelly.
Neighbors who testified this after
noon asserted that they saw Mrs.
Skelly rush out into the yard of her
home, with her clothing nblaze and
crying, "Why did you do it. Frank?
You have murdered me. Why didn't
-you use a pistol instead <<( gasoline?"
Skelly, put on the witness stand be
fore the coroner's jury, swore that he
heard his wifo scream on Friday
morning ns he was coming from his
bedroom, and met her coming from the
pantry, ull on fire. He slezed her and
tried to smother the flames with her
. skirts, but fulling, held her with one
hand and with the other tried to reach
water in a near-by pail to throw over
her. She broke from him and ran
screaming into the yard where he fol
lowed her, after polng to the well and
failing to find a bucket there. With a
quilt,'thrown to him by someone, he
smothered the flumes. After helping
to carry her In the house and as he
was standing by her bed, she said to
Mm:
"Frank, why did you do It?"
He told her that he had not done It.
He believed slip thought he was trying
to throw gasoline on her when he was
attempting to throw water from the
pall over her burning clothes.
The verdict of the coroner's Jury
was that Mrs. Ethel Bkelly came to
her death by shock and thermic poi
soning, as a result of gasoline burns
sustained In a manner unknown to
the jury, and we recommend that F.
F. Skelly be hold pending further In
vestigation by the stnte."
'FINE!' SAY SOCIETY GIRLS
AFTER FASTING THREE DAYS
'Never Felt Better,' They Declare
-and Shift to Milk
GARDEN CITY. N. V.. May 12.—
Monday, nothing; Tuesday, twenty
glasses of water; Wednesday, leaa wa
tor, Juice of two oranges and one
lonian at g o'clock i>. m. ; Thursday,
glass of milk every ho\ir.
This Is a summary of the* bill of fare
thus far this week for the three young
society women who are trying to at
tain health by meana of an abbre
viated diet.
Today they entered upon a new phase
of their self-imposed diet, shifting
from water ;ind mange Juice to milk,
a glass of It being taken upon the
least desire to eat.
The young women are Jubilant over
the result thus Car and say that they
have never felt better in their lives.
There has been no falling off In
weight.
The trio explain their fast .is "mere
ly a sensiblo treatment for indiges
tion." ' • a matter of fact, they say,
it Is nothing more or less than a rest
for the digestive organs.
100 PLUNGED INTO SALT
LAKE; STAIRWAY BREAKS
Crowd, Pouring from Saltair Hip
podrome, Drops—Many Hurt
HALT LAKH CITY, May 12.—More
than 100 persons, two of them women,
were precipitated into great Salt lake
tonight when the stairway leading to
the Saltair hippodrome gave way. Tiie
work of reacue began without delay
and in a few minutes all were drawn,
dripping and itrangllngr, to the pleri.
Con (Jallagor, fire chief of Murray,
suffered « broken leg and arm, Miss
May Clark received broken legs, J. U.
Xli fridge, Jr., United States assayer,
w.-is painfully bruised and a dozen
more were loss badly hurt.
The crowd that had just witnessed
the Thompson-Sullivan fight was pour
ing out of the hjppodrotne when the
incident occurred. Several persons
were reported missing immediately
afterward, but all were finally account
ed for.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
forecast
For Tjnn Anjrele* and vicinity! Fair, Fri
day, warmer) moderate north wind. Max
imum temperature yesterday, 72 degrees;
minimum temperature, 54 degrees.
LOS ANGELES
County Democratic conference will meet
Saturday to * recommend candidates for
August primary. PAGE II
Jacob Hartnagel, former patrolman, sur
renders when he hears of warrant and Is
In Jail. • PACK 1
"You men will have one h—ll of "time
when women vote," says Emma Oold
man. PAdE 5
Municipal league hold* annual election of
officers and hears report on achieve
ments of year. PAGE ■
Council committee has hot session over cost
of lighting Hill, Broadway, Spring and
Main streets. PAGE 8
Wife's high Jinks told by hubby, who gets
divorce. PAGE 8
"Dear Mils" sues "Old Hubby Zack" for
divorce. PAGE 8
Pence loom* in *1vor«»» Milt started by Mr?.
Lioulea Brunner, but vanishes when she
demands two-thirds of {200,000 estate.
PAGE 9
Frank IM. Bell, who has flfrured In several
law suits, found tied In shack with head
lacerated. PAGE 1
Hollywood and Colegrove citizens hold
meeting and appoint committee to fight
for B-cent faros on car lines. PAGE 10
Gum shoe man to land dodgers of Inher
itance tax. PAOE 9
Handley presents himself as aspirant for
McLachlan's place In congress. -PAGE 9
Eley, newly made fire chjnf, called before
commission; not paying; bills, Is charge.'
PAGE 9
Sports. i PAGE 6
Markets and financial. PAGE 7
News of the courts. ' PAGE 8
Municipal affairs. . PACK 8
Mines and oil fields. PAGB 11
Editorial. Letter Box. PAGE 12
In hotel corridors. PAGE 13
Noted men and women. PAGE IS
City brevities. PAGE 13
Society, music. PAGE 5
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14
Theaters. ' PAGE 5
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-16
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 14
Shipping. PAGE 14
Building permits. PAGE 6
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Train robber returns from Mexico to San
Bernardino to surrender and save aged
parents from ruin. PAGE 14
Pasadena teachers and firemen both asking
for an Increase In salaries. PAGE 14
Mother of woman who died of burns says
that daughter while dying accused bus
band of throwing gasoline on her and
touching; match; man arrested. PAGE 1
Widow's suitor charged with taking her
diamonds and money falls In fourth at
tempt to win freedom by habeas corpus.
PAGE 14
COAST
Prosecutor In statement to Jury says
former Police Commissioner I'lannery of
Ban -Francisco used office to -aid bunco
steerers. PAGE 2
Bandits hold up trolley In Seattle; get $2500
of passengers. PAGE 3
W. A. Bussell, son of Seattle millionaire.
I In frenzy over vice In cities, as described
In magazines, slays saloonkeeper. PAGE 1
Marlcopa * Phoenix train robbers are
captured by following trail of purses.
PAGE 1
EASTERN
Students drown when boat sinks near
Wllkesbarre, Pa. PAGE 3
Florida, biggest ship In American navy,
launched at New York. PAOB 2
Representative Tom Gorman of Illinois
Bays boodle Is scarce at Springfield. PAQB 1
Badger fight hoax results In death of a
Chicago man. PAGK S
Attorney General Wlckersham creates stir
at Ballinger-Plnchot Inquiry. PAGB 1
Senators agree to begin voting on amend
ments to the railroad bill today. PAGE 2
Five children are bady burned fleeing for
est fires. PAGE 2
FOREIGN
Explosion In coal mine at White Haven,
England, entombs 137 miners; only four
escape. PAGE S
All tram cars In I^ondon will stop half an
hour for King Edward's funeral. PAGE 1
China quakes as big revolution, caused
by starvation of subjects, menaces em
pire. • PAGE 2
Colonel Roosevelt sneaks before University
of Berlin and receives degree. PAGE 2
MINING AND OIL
Midway Five Oil company reaches 200 feet
In well No. 1. PAGB 11
New oil company erects four rigs In Elk
Hills. %; - PAGE 11
Uakersfleld Oil exchange proposes to estab
lish evening calls. PACK II
California Midway Oil company officials
buy land near_Mays_wcll. PAGEJI
FRANK M. BELL VICTIM
OF MYSTERIOUS ATTACK
Man Who Has Figured in Much
Litigation Found Tied and
with Lacerated Head
Frank M. 801 l was taken to the re
ceiving hospital shortly after mid
night last night with a deep lacration
above the left temple, tho victim of a
mysterious assault.
Bell has figured in numerous law
suits. Last night he was found in his
cottage, in the rear of J. P. Flem
ming's house, 1520 Flemming street,
with ropes tied about his legs, a towel
tied about his mouth and a deep lac
ration on the left temple.
It is said Bell left the Flemming
home and later went to his shack in
the rear of the house, where he was
tound with his head cut and the door
of the shack open.
IS THOUGHT EMBEZZLER
PHOENIX, A. T.. May 12.—Ike Levy,
aged 21, employed in a store at Miami
near Globe, wjio loft there on horse
back yesterday Is believed to be em
bezzler to the amount of $400. He was
arrested in Mesa City tonight. Ho will
be taken back to Globe tomorrow by
Sheriff Thompson, who followed him.
FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1910.
FOLLOW TRAIL OF
PURSES; CAPTURE
2 TRAIN RUBBERS
Bandits Who Held Up Maricopa &
Phoenix Flyer Are Run
Down by Posse
PRISONERS AT CASA GRANDE
Story of Arrest Meager, but All
Sheriffs Thought to Have
Been 'In at Death'
PHOENIX, Ariz., May IS.—At 10:30
tonight Superintendent <'. M. Scott of
the Maricopa It Phoenix railroad re
ceived a brief railroad telegram from
Cam Grande, saying; Sheriff Carl 'Hay
den, Phcenlx; Immigration Inspector
Cronln and two other deputies with two
bandits bad Just arrived and asking for
Instruction*. The telegram briefly Mated:
"Broke down automobile, but got ban
dit*." .
Scott Instructed the men to board the
Rock Island limited, which passes Casa
Grande early In the .mills, arriving In
Marlcopa between S and 6 o'clock ■. m..
there to transfer to the regular morn
ing train for Phoenix, so the capturing
parly should arrive here about 7 o'clock
tomorrow morning. • '• -'
Prom the telegram It la Impossible to
say whether the auto broke down be
fore or after the bandits were encoun
tered, or whether the accident handi
capped the return trip to Com Grande.
As Hayden'B posse was following Jeff
Adams and Billy Wolf, it la not unlikely
all were together and the two depu
ties are Adams and Wolf. The names
of the bandits! their Identity or any
other Information was not given.
PHOENIX, May 13.—The two train
roobers who were captured last night
by a posse give their names aa Ernest
Woodson, age 18 years, and Oscar
Woodson, 17 years old. The two boys
ore brothers recently coming to Ari
zona from Oklahoma.
PHOENIX, Ariz., May 12.—Follow
ing a trail blazed with the rifled
pocketbooks of passengers, sher
iffs' posse captured In the Vekol coun
try the two bandits who robbed the
Maricopa & Phoenix passenger train
near Sacaton station last night.
Indian runners had been sent back at
midday by the posses to inform the
authorities the bandits could not es
cape.
It was learned that they crossed the
southern Pacific track two miles east of
Maricopa this morning about 2 o'clock,
heading south toward Vekol, midway
between Maricopa and the Mexican
line. A posse of deputy sheriffs who
left Phoenix for Maricopa last night by
train took the trail early this morning.
Sheriff Hayden of Phoenix and Sher
iff Nelson of Tucson also left Maricopa
with Hotel Keeper McCarthy, in the
latter's automobile, to overtake the
posse with food and water, and if nec
essary to push ahead to Vekol, with
which camp there is no wire communi
cation. Hayden and Nelson are crack
shots, and were armed with long-dis
tance rllles.
Superintendent Scott of the M. & P.
railroad directed the posse to start
from Silver Bell, on the left flank of
the robbers, and in the early morning
a posse started from Gila Bend to flank
the bandits on the right. A horde of
Indian trailers from Sacaton also took
part in the chase.
Railroad authorities requested Gen.
There is wire communication only to
two points on the boundary line west
of Nogales, but it was believed that
from those points news could be sent
out before the bandits could reach the
boundary. All trains east and west
were searched carefully.
It was felt certain that the bandits
with their plunder wore headed for tho
Vekol country, in which there are a few
water holes.
The bandits are said to be two young
men who secured black and bay horses
at a Phoenix corral Wednesday morn
ine for one day, and did not return,
for they answer the description in a
general way.
SHERIFF NELSON FLAGS
COURT TO CHASE YEGGS
TUCSON, A. T., May 12.—50 anxious
was Sheriff Nelson of Pima county to
get into the chase of the train robbers
he apparently forgot he was due to
appear in the district court here yes
terday as an Important witness In the
trial of George Bragg, charged with
dynamiting the homo of Superintendent
Whalen of the Southern Pacific. When
Sheriff Nelson was called Judge Camp
bell was very angry and District At
torney Dick demanded an attachment.
'NO POLITICAL JABBERING
WITH TEDDY,' SAYS SETH
(Special to The Herald.)
LONDON, England, May 12.—Seth
Bullock, United States marshal for
South Dakota, is waiting to give th&
glad hand to Theodore Koosevelt and
to pass judgment on the latter's bag
of African game. He lias put the lock
on political language, in order, as he
confesses, not to offend Mr. Koosevelt.
He mi ill:
"I have been doing the Tower and
British museum. I'm afraid I can't
rive the latter the time needed to
brush up on history. This town seems
a puzzle. It Just seems to have gone
on growing any way and every way.
There ain't no regularity to streets or
anything. It makes me feel that it's
a long way back to Dakota. I reck
oned Mr. Roosevelt would get here the
tame time as myself, but I've beat
him to it.
"Let him dn political Jabbering. I
can't pluy that string fiddle until I've
seen him. I've great personal friend
ship for Mr. Roosevelt and think lie
mightn't like It if I started tune first."
MILLIONAIRE'S SON
RAIDS VICE ALONE;
SLAYS SALOONIST
Young Man's Mind Deranged,
Says Father, by Magazine
Tales of Crime in Cities
CAUSED BY SEATTLE CRUSADE
Victim, Before Dying, Declares He
Never Saw Assailant Un
til He Was Shot
[Associated, Press]
SEATTLE, May 12.—Joseph Bonner,
manager of a downtown saloon,
was shot and fatally wonded early
today by Wallace A. Bussell, aged 2i,
son of C. B. Bussell, millionaire land
Owner of this city. Uonner died at
the hospital after declaring that he
had never suen Bussell before he en
tered the saloon and opened fire with
a rille.
After shooting Bonner. Bussell en
countered a police officer as he left
the place, and was slightly wounded
before he was captured.
Busxell tired five shots at Bonner,
four of which took effect.
Bonner emptied his revolver at his
assailant but failed to hit him.
The elder Uussell is one of the richest
men in Seattle, and Wallace is his on
ly child. The father said today that
he had been dreading a violent act
by the young man, and had been plan
ning to send him to central Oregon
in two weeks, where he hoped rough,
out-door life would improve his men
tal condition.
Mr. Bussell continued:
"For some time my son's mind has
dwelt on the vice and crime to be
found in cities, and he has read every
scrap of information furnished by the
magazines. He has recently associat
ed himself 'with a secret society whose
purpose is to rid Seattle of vice. He
has given hundreds of dollars to this
society, and promised thousands more.
He has been very bitter toward the
present city administration.
"I have no doubt that it was this
mania against vice that sent him down
to that place last night, and Into all
this trouble. He took It upon himself
to raid a gambling resort, single-hand
ed, and was beside himself when he
started shooting.
"Wallace came home last night and
his mother heard him go down stairs
at 2 o'clock. She did not hear him
leave the house, and supposed that he
had returned to bed. It was at that
time that he took my rifle and car
tridge belt and set out on his mis
sion."
Young Bussell's attention seems to
have been directed to the Monte Carlo
saloon by a raid on the place last
week, when a number of men found
gambling were arrested.
A bitter fight against the policy of
Mayor H. C. Gill in establishing a
district in which gambling and other
vices are tolerated has been waged for
the last month, and the "Clean City
association" has been organized,
backed by men of means and with able
attorneys, to clean the city. The names
of the politicians who own or lease
property used for unlawful purposes
have been obtained and steps to pros
ecute them under the state law have
been begun.
Persons Interested In the Clean City
association say they know nothing of a
secret anti-vice society. The associa
tion Is a public organization and is
about to be Incorporated.
F.A. HEINZE ACQUITTED
ON ALL FEDERAL CHARGES
Copper Magnate's Financiering
Held to Be Legal
NEW YORK, May 12.—Frederick
Augustus Heinze was acquitted at 9:50
tonight of charges of misapplication of
the funds of the Mercantile National
bank, while he was its president in
1907, and he was cleared of the charge
of overcertiflcation of checks of his
brother's firm, Otto Heinze & Co.
Heinze's transactions during the pan
ic of 1907 were held legal, notwith
standing the prosecutions vigorous at
tempt to prove him a gambler with
millions not his own money.
Heinze issued a statement tonight,
saying:
"I have been ready for trial every day
since the first Indictment was returned
two years and a half ngo. This delay
has coat me between $4,000,000 and $5,
--000,000. The ruination of my credit
seems to have been the object most
viciously aimed at.
"However, I still have some of the
best copper properties in the world, and
I intend to devote my whole attention
to them."
Arthur P. Heinze, a brother of the
defendant, called Mr. Wise a liar in
court this afternoon, thereby furnishing
the only spectacular incident of the
trial. For this remark he was ejected
from the court room.
FLORENCE HEYNERMAN DIES
FROM EFFECTS OF POISON
NEW YORK, May 12.—Florence Hey
nernian of Sacramento, Cal., who was
recently divorced from Otto H. Hey
nerman in San Francisco, died today
in the Flower hospital here from the
effects of poison taken Tuesday night.
Mrs. Heyiurinan, who was 30 years
old, took to the stage after she had
separated from her husband, becoming
a chorus girl and appearing In several
New ♦ork productions. She was found
unconscious In her room In a hotel, the
poison bottle by her side, as well as
a note to her former husband in San
Pranclaco, and a written request to the
press that the news of her death be
minimized.
MISS BESSIE DARGIE WEDS
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12.—Miss
BeMie Daißic, niece of William E. Dar
gie, proprietor of the Oakland Tribune,
'was married to Andrew McCarthy, a
prominent business man of this city,
tonight at St Mary's cathedral, by the
Key. Father Pendergast.
Senator Lorimer, and Officials Who
Are Investigating Bribery Charges
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VarNbmXiNOOt* •
BOODLE IS SCARCE
SAYS TOM GORMAN
M Have Trouble Meeting My Ex
penses at Springfield,'
Says Legislator
CHICAGO, May 12.— Today's grand
Jury investigation of the so-called Lorl
mer legislative bribery scandal elicited
no new confessions, but evoked a brief
dissertation by Representative Thomas
Gorman of Peoria on the scant re
wards of legislative work. Gorman,
who is a Democrat, talked freely to
reporters.
"I told the jury," he said, "the pub
lic is away off when It thinks a leg
islator finds a big roll of money wait
ing for him every time he rolls up the
top of his desk. There is not as much
in it as people seem to think. Why,
for a fact, I have trouble in meeting
my expenses in Springfield."
Gorman was asked to confirm a re
port that Robert E. Wilson Demo
cratic representative from Chicago,
who Is alleged to have distributed the
legislative "jackpot" at St. Louis,
called upon Gorman at Peoria within
the last few days. „
"Wilson called on me, nil right.
G.rman said. "I'm not ashamed to
admit It. Peoria is something like Chi
cago in being a general stopping place
-legislators usually get off the train
there for a time. That's how Wilson
came to call on me."
The first Republican state represen
taTive to be called in the ■Lorimer
brlbery investigation entered the grand
jury room today in the person of
Charles F. Black of
MATRIMONY A PROFESSION?
WHY NOT? ASKS PROFESSOR
Says Clever People May Wed with
Sentiment Lacking
TROY N. V., May 12.— "Why cannot
the clever woman look on matrimony
as a profession?" asked Prof. I. Wood
ford Riley of Vassar, In an address at
the opening session of the Episcopal
Church congress, which is meeting here
th"Aa Va. e profession—or, perhaps, rather
"Aa a profession—or, perhaps, rather
as something . demanding professional
abilities. It is commonly said that a
far-seeing girl threatened with spin
sterhood marries merely to have a
home. That is scarcely true. Clever
ness seldom loses its head. The clever
man wishes. to marry the clever girl,
and does so. .«_*_•
"Now, from a cold-blooded point of
view, such marriages takt place from
justifiable ambition. Two heads are
better than one. And the clever woman
sees that she can influence her husband
In his professional affairs and thereby
affect the interests of their community.
Is this un-American because unsenti
mental?"
MAY PROHIBIT PRIZE FIGHT
PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS
WASHINGTON, May 12.—A whole
sale interdiction against the publication
of description* and pictures of prize
fights which would anly to the coming
Jeffries-Johnson fight, is proposed in a
bill introduced today by Represetative
Smith of lowa.
The hill would make it unlawful to
send by mail or in any other manner
from any state, territory or the Dis
trict of Columbia to any other state,
any picture or description of any prize
fight or encounter of pugilists under
whatever name, or any record or ac
count of betting on the same.*
The measure, which was referred to
the Interstate commerce committee,
would penalize violations of a maxi
mum of one year' imprisonment or
$1000 fine.
CTTV/^T T? r^OTTTTQ* daily «c. on train's Be.
OAll KJtl-Jlli \j\J 1. X JJiO . Hl:>T>.\Y 6c. ON TRAINS lOr.
HARTNAGEL HELD
PRISONER IN JAIL
Surrenders When He Hears of
Warrant Charging Him
with Felony 5
Former Patrolman Jacob Hartnagel,
whose resignation was rushed through
the police commission Monday night,
after his concession to Chief of Police
Galloway that he had been guilty of
confiscating opium obtained in raids in
Chinatown, surrendered himself last
night when he heard a warrant charg
ing him with felony embezzlement had
been issued.
In view of the fact that no bail was
mentioned, Hartnagel was searched
and locked up. His face was pallid
and his hands trembled as he was being
searched.
Chief of Police Galloway yesterday
decided that Hartnagcl .should be ar
rested. Sergeant Sebastian, head of
the Chinatown squad, was instructed
to file a complaint against Hartnagel.
The complaint was given to Patrolman
Willetts to serve, but as soon as Hart
nagel heard of it he walked to central
police headquarters, and with a brave
attempt at gameness said, "Oh, I guess
I'm the man you want. I have saved
you the trouble of looking for me and
have arranged for bail. What is the
amount?"
Hartnagel was informed that tho
matter of bail had not been deter
mined, and despite of his prote.st that
he could raise any sum up to $1500, he
w;is locked up.
The specific charge against Hartnagel
is the selling of four cans of opium
obtained in a raid in Chinatown, He
begged for clemency before Chief Gal
loway and Mayor Alexander la.st Fri
day, saying his wife was ill, and that
if his confession was made public it
would increase his wife's danger.
MOTHER SAVES SON FROM
FLAMES THAT BURN HOME
Flees from Blazing Structure
After Gas Explosion
Mrs. Hannah Meadows had a narrow
escape from death In a fire at her
home, 863 East Fifty-fifth street, at
4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, res
cuing her 10-year-old son and fleeing
from the house with only the clothes
which she had on, everything else be
longing to the family, Including the
four-room house, being totally de
stroyed.
The property belonged to Mr. and
Mrs. Meadows. There was no insur
ance. Mrs. Meadows had lighted the
gas stove to prepare .supper and had
Just stepped into an adjoining room
when an explosion occurred. In a mo
ment the entire kitchen was a mass
of flames, and before the firemen sta
tioned at Fifty-second «treet and
Hooper avenue could answer the alarm
the building was almost In ashes. An
adjoining house also wan badly
scorched and damaged.
Meadows Is a barber employed at
1006 North Main street. He was at
work when the fire occurred.
BRYAN TO ROAST BOOZE
CHICAGO, May 12.—"William Jen
nings Bryan will lecture vii temperance
at the Auditorium in this city, Wednes
day, May 18, under the auspices of
the National Total Abstinence union,
according to an announcement made
today.
CENTS
ALL LONDON TRAM
CARS TO STOP FOR
FUNERAL OF KING
Roosevelt Will Have Place with
Visiting Monarchs in the
Funeral Procession
SEATS BRINGING HIGH PRICES
Single Rooms Along the Line of
March Rent for from
$2000 to $3000
[Associated Press]
IONDON, May 12.—When th 9
i funeral procession following the
* body of the late King Edward
begins to move Friday, May 20, every
tram car In London will stop for a
quarter of an hour. It also is pro
posed that all public houses In London
be closed while the procession Is pass
ing.
Former President Roosevelt, who has
been named as special envoy of the
United States to attend the funeral,
will be presented to King George
soon after his arrival in London on
Monday. As special ambassador, Mr.
Roosevelt will occupy a place with the
visiting monarch* in the funeral pro
cession and also will attend the burial
at Windsor.
The lying in state involves a great
addition to the program for the
funeral, which will hardly be com
pleted before Sunday. The procession
to Westminster hall on Tuesday for
the lying in state will be on almost
as great a scale as the funeral pro
cession. The cortege will Include King
George and all the foreign sovereigns
on horseback, and the queen mother
and the royal ladies in carriages.
The body will be received by mem
bers of the house of lords and the
house of commons, while the choirs of
Westminster Abbey and the Chapel
Royal and the band of the Coldstrearo
Guards will take part in the musical
service.
FANCY rIUCF.B FOB SEATS
Hundreds of carpenters are building
stands along the route of the funeral
profession. Twenty-five to fifty dolors
is easily obtainable for a single seat at
points of vantage, while a small upper
room with a couple of tiny windows
overlooking the street is considered a
bargain at $500. On the more fashion
able thoroughfares, like Piccadilly,
from $2000 to $3000 is asked for the use
of single rooms.
Today King George had a long spe
cial Interview with John Burns, presi
dent of the local government board.
The afternoon was spent with the queen
mother, and in the evening he went to
the station to meet and escort the king
of Denmark to Buckingham palace.
The queen mother has been exceed
ingly busy since the death of the king.
She has received a great number of
visitors who have been privileged to
enter the death chamber. These in
cluded, besides most of the members of
the cabinet and the leaders of the op
position, many ambassadors and other
officials connected with the court and
intimate friends of King Edward VJ I.
A note of discord in the universal
mourning comes from Dublin where at
a meeting of the corporation today
seven members of the Sinn Fein socie
ty voted against the lord mayors res
olution to send a resolution of sympa
thy and condolence to the queen moth
er and the royal family.
BRITISH CONSUL PLANS
FUNERAL CEREMONY HERE
At a meeting held yesterday after
noon in the offices of C. White Mort
imer the British vice consul for Los
ingeles, plans were laid for the local
observance of funeral ceremonies for
tho late King Edward on the same day
on which h* will be buried in West
minster abbey, May 20.
Representatives of the Caledonian so
ciety. Sons of St. George, the Canadian
society and the Southern California so
ciety were present and arranged for
the parts which will be taken in the
ceremonies by those societies.
SOCIETY WOMAN VICTIM
OF 'HYPNOTIC EYE' HINDU
Oriental Makes Massage Treat
ment Part of Ritual
(Special to The Herald.)
CHICAGO, May 12.-While the polio*
were securing evidence aga nst baka
haratn Q. Pandit, a Hindu "with hyp
notic eye," whose oriental religious
practices have been denounced by many
of his women students and by Uuef
steward who is himself a theosophist,
it became known today that a young
and prominent North side society wom
an !b the person who exposed the teacn
ings of the man who posea as a teacher
of theosophy.
The woman, whose name is withheld,
in her statement declared that Pandit,
after chanting wierdly for ten minutes,
had her under his Influence and then
began a "massage treatment,' which
the Hindu averred was part of his
yogi religion.
The society woman said he placed hia
hand on her shoulder and she 'felt
herself swaying."
"Let us commune with yogi,' Pandit
is alleged to have told her, as be took
her into another room. The woman
wrote to Annie Besant. the high priest
ess of the theosopohical society, and in
dignantly asked her if the "massage'
was a part of religion.
TRAIN DERAILED: MANY
HURT, THREE MAY DIE
PITTSBURG, May 12.—Two trainmen
and one passenger were probably fatal
ly injured, severul other passengers aiiU
trainmen were badly hurt when I
bound local passenger train No. 3»; W»
th. rl^veland-Plttsburg division of the
Pennsylvania railroad was derailed and
all but one of the cars were thrown
over a 14-foot embankment today, eigh
teen miles south of Alliance, Ohio, at
Kensington station.

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