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&&£??& PRICE: 50 CENTS HWISSfS LAND CLAIMED BY EARLY-DAY BOAT RIDE IN A WAGON Application Made 35 Years Ago for Big Tract May Invali date Titles REPORTED TO BE A SWAMP Applicants Said to Have 'Rode' but Not 'Rowed,' as They Asserted rN RTTLERS of the Palo Verdß val- ley assert that their rights to k-J lands valued at perhaps $2,500,000 have been put in Jeopardy through a remarkable piece of trickery played upon the federal government thirty five years ago by a San Francisco multi-millionaire, now dead. The long lapse of time will make legal proof of their contention difficult. The story they tell is as whimsical as anything yet devised by flctionlsts. Its central feature is a trip by boat over 44,000 acres of rich land, the boat having been carefully loaded into a wagon and the driver guiding his team r.rom v secure seat in the bow, while his companion on the overland voyage made himself comfortable amidships. After this unique experience the voyagers are alleged to have taken their oaths that they went all over the land in question "by boat." Tho set tlers today admit this was dono, but maintain that while the old-timers actually rode over the property they couldn't have rowed over it If their lives had depended on the feat. Following that boat ride the voy agers, it Is said, secured title to the lnml.s traversed under the "swamp and overflow" act, when as a matter of fact the land was desert land, dry and useless for agricultural purposes unless irrigated. TITLE Q11»T1O>EI) Title to this particular 44,000 acres Is not now in question, but the In cident, say the settlers, has been seized upon as a precedent bearing upon the contention of a powerful land syn dicate which is said to covet some 60,000 acres of adjoining land, much of which Is now In possession of bonu lide Kettlers. The dispute hinges upon the proper classification of the land. If "dry and arid agricultural lnnds" the federal government is in possession and the settlers who acquired their rights from Washington will be confirmed in their titles, but if the land is hold to be "s»;imp and overflow" then it belongs to the state of California, and govern ment-secured titles are valueless. In- cidontally—and here is the little Jokor —there Is today on file in Sacramento applications for practically all of this 60,000 acres, duly Hied under the swamp and overflow act, though none of tho filings has been made by the men now in possession. The dispute, which upon its face ap pears to be a controversy between the national government and the state, will (>oine up for hearing before United States Surveyor Genera! Archer, ait ting ns a Judicial offiical, in the Lob Angeles land office June In next. The settlers, however, assert that the con troversy really is between themselves and a land-grabbing syndicate, and complain that the federal government is doing nothing to protect its own and their rights. USB BETTLERB' WSAGITK In order that their side of the caso may be properly presenter) they havo organized the Land Settlers' Protec tive league of the Palo Verde valley and will employ attorneys to represent them at the June hearing- This league, just organized, has already fifty mem bers. It will meet today at 127 North Broadway, at which time it is expected the membership will be lamely in creased. Fr»m 150 to 200 settlers aro expected to be In attendance, the meet ing having been called for the purpose Of settling upon a policy of defence. The officers of the league are Robert Furlong, president; Alexander Mac- Donald, vice president, and L. C. Har ris, secretary. President Furlong yes terday made the following statement of the case, from the settlers' view point: "Prior to 1903 a few settlements were inude under this classification. In 1903, however, the government projected a reclamation work, it being proposed to bring water from the river by ca nals, and the lands were withdrawn from settlement temporarily. Later this project was abandoned and on January 9 last the secretary of the in terior announced that the lands would again be thrown open to settlement April 18. TWO 111 NIMCM) CI«UMANTH "Citizens generally were invited to go there and take up homesteads. About 200 availed themselves of the op portunity. Then, two days later, tho Los Angeles land office sent out notices declaring the lands again withdrawn pending a settlement of the contro versy regarding their classification ana fixing June 15 as the date for the hear ing. Settlers were advised that the state of California claimed title un der "swamp and overflow" act and in vestigation proved that applications for the land under this act already were on file in Sacramento. The land really is worth from 40 to $50 an acre, but under the "swamp and overflow" act it can be taken up for $1 an acre, the statutory price. That, of course, is much cheaper than it could be secured from the federal government, wKlch explains tho effort to have it declared state land. The government already has issued patents on some small par cels of this land, but they will be in validated If the classification is changed." Asked upon what the claim of the "state" is based, Mr. Furlong related the story of tho boat rido, undertaken, lie explained, merely because $1 an acre was less then, as it is now, than the price at which these lands always have been held by the United States. "They're trying to use that bogus boat ride as a precedent," he explained. Homebody rode in that boat, all right, but they never rowed In it. There's a difference, and it's important today— vitally important to us—even though the voyage in controversy waa made thirty-five years a»o." LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FOKEOABT For TiiM Angele* mill vlrlnlty: I'nlr, (IN dii.v: Mimrivlint wnnncr; Ilirlit pant wind, itianiilnif to south. Maximum temperature jrsliTilny, 79 degrees; minimum temperu lure, 68 degree*. LOS ANGELES Early day boat rlrln In wagon may in vallilato titles to land In Palo Verde val ley. PAGE 1 Supervisors name committee of six to In vestigate county highways. PAQK 4 Hiram Johnson, Lincoln-Roosevelt league candidate for governor,' to arrive In I.™ Angeles May 33 for campaign tour of Southern California. PAGE 4 Thirty-two men qualify for Jury duty out of eighty summoned. PAGE 8 Opponent to land deal offers In court »2f)00 an acre for land sold for (1000 and Is accepted, but deal Is nut closed. PACK 8 Grand Jury probing Ore department for scandal. PAGE! 14 Rev. ' Morris scores Simony «chos! pi::;!. I at annual Episcopal gathering. l'A<iK 14 W. C. T. U. closes annual session with resolutions against vice. PAGE 14 Girl gives up $100,040 estate to wed cousin anil prove that ho loves her and not her money. PAGE 16 Weatherman Wollaber after dope on way earth will pass through tall of Hailey's comet. PAGE 8 A. M. Norton, chairman of Democratic county committee, announces possibilities for county offices. PAGE • John S. Donovan, alias "Jack Sheridan," falls In "appeal for Justice." PAGE 9 Coroner Ignores husband and - will hold inquest on Mrs. Edward Shopbell, hos pital victim. PAGE! > Pitt commission appoints Frank Sherer temporary park superintendent, i PAGE Id Society and music. PAGE 5 Sports. , PAGE 6 Market and financial. PAGE 7 News of the courts. PAGE 8 Municipal affairs. PAGE 16 Editorial. PAGE 12 City brevities. PAGE 13 In hotel corridors. PAGE 13 Noted men and women. * PAGE 13 Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 11 Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15 Theaters. ■ PAGE 6 Citrus fruit report. PAGE 11 Shipping. PAGE 11 Building permits. . PAGE 11 Clubs. PAGE 13 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Ban Bernardino will open centennial fes tival today with elaborate program. PAGE 3 Lights In front of Ocean Park Casino turned out in business men's squabble. PAGE 10 Redondo Beach voters docile In favor of licensing saloons. PAGE 10 Irate Long Beach landlady turns hose on artist and Injures his glass' optic. PAGE 10 COAST Prof. T. J. J. Fee, government astronomer at Mare Island, says moon's eclipse on night of May 23 will be best time to sex comet. v PAGE 1 Marln grand Jury called to Investigate at tempts to tamper with Jury trying H. P. Flonnery. . PAGE 1 Blind girl Is thrown into net and many others borne to safety In night robes when Oakland hotel burns. PAGE 2 EASTERN ■Immigration Commissioner North says records prove that he Is not admitting diseased Orientals at San Francisco. PAGE 3 New York society may shy at former Senator Clark's $13,000,000 palace. PAGE 3 Taft tells oil men equities will be pro tected when withdrawal order Is en forced. PAGE 1 Regulars In senate save commerce court for Taft by voting down Cummin's mo tion to strike It out. PAOE 2 Balllnger discharges Stenographer Kerby, who told truth about Glavls letter. PAGE 2 Dr. B. C. Hyde convicted of murder In first degree and punishment fixed at life Imprisonment. PAGE 1 Chicago str«et railway officials declare pay as-you-ojlter cars reduce accidents. PAGE 1 MINING AND OIL '"Tr Pioneer Midway gusher Increases to 25, --009 barrels a day; may be a second Lake View. PAGE 11 Sunset Security resumes drilling In oil held. PACE 11 Patent applications Indicate approach of boom In Arizona. ; PAG 11 PAY-AS-YOU-ENTER CARS WILL LESSEN ACCIDENTS i (Special to The Herald) CHICAGO, May 16.—Local street railway officials gave out today a statement covering the operation of "pay-as-you-enter" cars since their first use in Chicago, about two and a half years ago. The cars are declared to have lessened accidents, shortened stops for the purpose of taking on pas sengers and to have Increased by 12% per cent the length of the "car mile" The statement says the cars have proved a greater success than had been anticipated even by their strong est adherents within the company. The greatest improvement from the public service viewpoint has been: First, the saving in life and limb by the reduction to the minimum of the cases .of accidents resulting from boarding and alighting; second, the placing of practically all the lines on a greater speed schedule; and third, the convenience afforded to patrons. For a period of two years, from Jan uary 1, .1908, to January 1, 1910, the scope of the improvement over the pre vious two years, before the system was installed, is given in tho following re capitulation: APPROXIMATE DECREASE. Per cent. Decrease In accidents caused by falling on or oft and "flipping" car* (all 1inen)...... 1-10 Decrease In liable accidents In boarding and alighting from cars (pay-as-you-enter cars only).. 1.. 62 Decrease in duration of slor>» In loading and discharging passen gers (stops In loop where move- ;\ merits of cars are subject to cross- Ing policemen - not Included) '45 j Decrease In length of the car mile. 12 Si Decrease In payment of personal In- Jury claims growing out. of board- Ing and alighting actdents for all cars (equipped and not eq«lpped(. 21 2-5 APPROXIMATE INCREASE. Increase In gross revenue since the system was Installed i\i Increase In revenue due to collect- Ing full auota of fares, gain In street terrleory because- of In creased efficiency In loading and unloading • * '"5 Increase In pay-roll mile 12 Vi Percentage of cars equipped with pay-as-you-enter system (Chica go city Railway company), to Aitrll 1. 1810 .00 TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1910. JURY TAMPERERS IN PLANNER? CASE WILL BE INDICTED Night Manager of Saloon Owned by Defendant Js Put on Grill by Judge JUROR'S BROTHER IS SOUGHT William Genazzi Drops Out of Sight- and Subpoena for Him Is Unserved [ SS « r I p.,npo« V ] SAN RAFAEL, May 16.—Disclosures concerning an alleged attempt to Influence two jurors now sitting in the grand larceny trial of Harry P. Flannery, former president of the San Francisco police commission, furnished the climax today in the case growing out of the recent raid on the bogus Sausallto pool room. Judge Lennon this morning called a conference in his chambers, at which were present District Attorney Boyd and George A. Knight, chief attorney for the defendant. The reported case of Jury tampering was thoroughly gone over, and William Elliott, the night manager of Flan nery's saloon in San Francisco, was called before the Judge and the two attorneys and questioned regarding the part he is alleged to have taken in the matter under investigation. As a-result of the grilling given El liott and of certain admissions he Is said to have made, the grand jury of Marin county has been called to meet Thursday to take up an Investigation of this and other cases. TALKS I/OIH>I'Y ABOUT CASE Through the efforts of agents of the district attorney's and sheriff offices, it was learned that Henry V. Genazzi, one of the Jurors, had taken dinner last Thursday night in company with an other juror at a San Francisco cafe of which Genazzi's sister is proprietor. While they were at dinner Elliott, it Is alleged, entered the cafe and began talking about the Flannery case with in their hearing, and later joined /he party at the, table. Later he asked a younger sister of GLenazzl'B, according to the statement of the girl herself, to ask nor brother to "go light on Flannery." A subpoena has been Issued for Wil liam Genazzi, a brother of the juror, who was seen in conference with Flan nery Thursday, who later went to lunch with his brother, and who was present at the dinner in the San Fran cisco cafe. A search has been kept up for William Gennzzl since Saturday,, but he has not been found. Joseph Abbott, one of the Sausallto pool room operators, whose confession served as the basis of the grand lar ceny indictment against Flannery, was the principal witness called today by the prosecution. He told of numerous conversations with Flannery relating to what he declared was an agreement with the latter to open bunko games in San Francisco under police protec tion to be furnished by Flannery. He also declared that Flannery had pre cise knowledge of the illegal opera tions being carried on by the pool room men In Sausallto. ADDS STARTLING TESTIMONY In the course of his direct examina tion Abbott added several sensational bits of testimony to his confession be fore the grand Jury. He declared that Flannery secured from him a written list containing the names of all the steerers for' the Sausallto fake pool room who would operate in San Fran cisco, in order to furnish protection in case these men were arrested. He added that some time In February two of these steerers were captured in San Francisco and that Flannery secured their release from jail through Assem blyman A. L. Whelan. Abbott said that Flnnnery had intro duced him to Detectives Harrell and Bailey of San Francisco, who were to furnish protection. He quoted Flan nery as saying: "You have two good years ahead of you. I want you to make a lot of money for yourself and also for me. I've waited for fourteen years for this, and now I am going to make good money out of it." Abbott was followed upon the stand by his wife, his brother-in-law, Roland ,T. Hazelton, and the latter's wife, all of whom corroborated his testimony. Sheriff Taylor of Marin county also testified concerning the raid on the Sausallto pool room, and identified the gambling paraphernalia captured at that time. The case ■will continue tomorrow. DRIVES AUTO OVER BANK TO SAVE THREE IN WAGON Wealthy San Diegan Wrecks Car to Avoid Collision SAN DIEGO, May 16.—Charles W. Oesting, one of the wealthiest insur ance men in this city, deliberately turned his rebuilt racing car down a steep embankment while traveling at a high rate of speed in order to escape a collision with a team and wagon in which were a man, woman and child. The accident occurred late yesterday. The machine was wrecked, but Mr. Oeiting and his companion, William rtndcliffe, escaped with only minor in- Jpuries. _ NEGRO FIRES STOCKADE TO ESCAPE; 35 BURN TO DEATH CENTERVILLE, Ala., May 16.— Thirty-six negro convicts lost their lives early today when the stockade of the Red Feather Coal company at Lu cille was destroyed hy (ire started by one of the prisoner! In an effort to escape. Thlrty-flve of tiie convict! wete burned to death and another was shot by guards. Among those burned was tlic negro who started the blaze. Principals in Swope Murder Case and Court Building Where Trial Occurred iwk»» 9w a 9 In v'''^wr " "-'■"'"» ■" " ■ ."'.'" t■>° t/ -".' ' i" ■' -' '*' '-'.' i' ■■' ' ■ ■ ■ ' ' ■ ■ ■■.■■.■■. ... Ji^ ' LUCY LEE SWOPE AT LEFT OF "Jf^k ' rA^MmSk criminalcourtbuilding.be. p LOW IS DR. B. C. HYDE AT THE Wtf^jA B* RIGHT OF MRS. B. C. HYDE AND ]^^&#^^^B^ AT LEFT OF MARGARET SWOPE BPißE^M^PP|^^^L^ AND MRS. LOGAN SWOPE, IN OR. SSsBUBSSSBmBBT DER NAMED \ : ■ ,' . TAFT PROMISES TO PROTECT OIL MEN 'Equities Will Be Safeguarded,' He Tells Operators Who Visit White House (Special to The Herald) WASHINGTON, May 16.—President Taft gave the California oil delega tion assurance today that whatever equities exist for those who find them selves in difficulty as a result of the withdrawal order of last September would be amply protected. "The government is not going to rob citizens of thousands of dollars that limy have been expended in «ood faith," said the president. Mr. Taft then asked Senator Flint and Representative Smith, who con ducted the party, to take the oil men to George Otis Smith, chief of the geo logical survey, that he might state to them what the attitude of the admin istration is as regards oil lands. Smith, however, was not in f< position to make a comprehensive statement, but it is possible he will do so at a .hearing to be held before the house public land committee tomorrow. To have oil taken out of the con st rvntion scheme at this time is re garded as improbable. The Callfor nians are therefore confining them selves to efforts to have the Pickett bill amended so as to protect the equi ties alleged to hava accrued because of development work carried on both prior and subsequent, it appears, to the issuance of the withdrawal order. It remains to be determined what the equities are in such circumstances, there being dispute on this point as to a portion of the claims set up for them. The Callfornians regard today's as surances from the president as im portant, for it will be he who will issue and maintain the withdrawal and he can protect the rights of claimants. NOT "MISSING LINK' IN LORIMER BRIBERY CASE Representative Finally Makes Re ply in Circuit Court SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 16.—Rep resentative Michael Link, charged with refusing to reply to questions put to him before the Sangamon county grand jury today, answered "no" when, at the suggestion of Judge Shirley In the circuit court, the following form of the question concerning the al leged senatorial bribery affair was asked him: "Did any person or persons in Sanga mon county, Illinois, offer or promise you any money or other valuable con sideration for your vote in the forty sixth general assembly of this state for United States senator?" Link appeared in the circuit court to answer to the charge against him, but before the lawyers finished their talk Judge Shirley suggested the form of question. Attorney Reid of State's Attorney Wiiyman's force, said he was willing hiH Client should answer the question and Link was forthwith ushered be fore the grand jury and answered "no." ROOSEVELTS LOOK ON DEAD MONARCH From Solemn Scene, T. R. Turns to Formal Visits on Score of Royalty LONDON, May 16. — the first time In Its history the (treat bell of the clock toner on the house. of parliament, pop ularly • known as "Big Ben," will he tolled every fifteen seconds while King Edward's coffin Is passing tomorrow from the palace to Westminster ball and again on Friday while the cortege is. leaving Westminster. ' Its booming will he the signal for the great guns to fire a salute to the passing of the mon arch, i Ferdinand of Bulgaria has decided to attend the funeral and will be the ninth king coming to London for that pur pose. ?>■ -■ [Associated Press} LONDON, May 16.—The feature of the day in London was the arrival of Theodore Roosevelt, Who came direct from Berlin and will act as special am bassador to represent the United States at the funeral of King Edward VII next Friday. Col. Roosevelt was received by King Qeorge at Marlborough house and later, With Mrs. Roosevelt, visited Bucking ham palace. They were escorted into the throne room, where lies the body of King Edward. Apart from the strong interest dis played in the arrival of the former president, the day was uneventful. An enormous crowd, mainly composed of provineialists, spent the day patiently watching outside Buckingham palace and Marlborough house, the comings and goings of royalties and princely visitors. The cold wind of the last few weeks has given place to summerlike weather, which will be a great boon to hundreds of thousands of spectators at Tuesday's and Friday's solemn functions. Another service was held in the throne room of the palace tonight, the last before the removal of the body to morrow. At the palace servants were permitted to attend. The diplomatic representatives of all powers called at Dorchester house dur ing the course of the day and left cards for Col. Roosevelt. Mr. Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt con cluded the morning with a round of formal calls. They called upon the crown prince and princess of Denmark, the duke and duchess of Argyll, Princess Henry of Battenberg, and the duke and duchess of Fife, and at Buckingham palace Inscribed their names in the visiting books of DowaKrr Empress Marie of Russia, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitch of Russia and King Haakon and Queen Maud of Norway. The Roosnvelts had just returned to Dorchester house when they received a return call from King Haakon, who greeted the special ambassador and his wife as old friends. While luncheon was being served the duke of (cm naught and Prince Arthur of Con naught called. Mrs. Roosevelt went to Buckingham palace again this afternoon and paid a visit to Queen Maud. Mr. Roosevelt's throat still bothera (Continued on I'age Two) OT"V/"tT XT' f^OT* I I/<5 • i>aii.y sc. ON TRAINS so. ©llMjrJ-JEj V>V/JL lJiiO. SI NIWY ,V. on trains tor. MOON ECLIPSE TO BRIGHTEN COMET Best View of Heavenly Vagabond Will Be After 9 P. M. of May 23 SAN FRANCISCO, May 16.—Halley's comet now practically has disappeared in the morning- aky. and today Pro fessor T. J. J. See, government astron omer at Mare island, issued the fol lowing statement In regard to the re appearance of the comet in the west just after sunset, following the earth's passage through the tall of the comet on May 18: On May 19 the comet's head will Bet twenty-one minutes after sunset; on May 20 the interval will be lengthened to one hour and seventeen minutes; on May 21, two hours and nineteen min utes; on May 22, three hours and nine minute* and on May 23 three hours and forty-six minutes. TO MOVE EASTWARD Thus the comet will move rapidly eastward from the sun and ought to bo visible in the western sky after May 20. Tho upper end of the tail may be visible on Mny 19, but as the moon is then nearly full it is doubtful il" it can be seen in the strong nioon lißht. The head of the comet probably will be brightest May 20, but the strong moonlight will cut down the light of the tail, and this difficulty will exist each evening till May 23, when a total eclipse of the moon will occur and enable jis to see both head and tail of the comet in a dark sky for an in terval of fifty-one minutes. It is dur ing the eclipse that we may expect to get the best views of the comet and everyone should be on the watch for both the eclipse and the comet. The important elements of this total eclipse of the moon are as follows: Beginning the totality May 23, 9:09 Pacific standard time. Middle of eclipse May 23, 9:34.3 Pa cific standard time. Total eclipse ends May 23, 9:56.6 Pa cific standard time. TOTAI, KCIOPSE Thus, from a little after !) to 10 o'clock the moon will be in total eclipse ami the comet will show both head ami full tail above the horizon. On May 23 the sun sets at about 7:20 o'clock in the latitude of San Fran cisco, and as the comet follows the huh by three hours and forty-six min utes, the head will not set on this date till about 11 o'clock in the even ing. Accordingly, from 8:30 till 10:30 o'clock p. m., when the moon will be nearly covered by the earth's shadow in space, in the evening of Monday, May 23, everyone should watch for the eclipse and the comet, as both will be visible at a seasonable hour of the night. It may be a long time before we again see two such wonderful sights. NEW YORKERS RISE EARLY, BUT COMET KEEPS IN DARK Sun Beats 'Em to It and They Do Not Get a Glimpse of Heavenly Vagabond [Associated Press] NEW YORK, May 16.—There was disappointment this morning for the many thousand New Yorkerw who rose early In hopes of seeing Halley's comet and of calculating for themselves the chance of disaster on Wednesday. Although the sky was clear, no comet was to be seen. This was explained by the Columbia university observers as due to the fact that the t^omet did not rise until after dawn had begun to redden thp sky. The comet, they continued, will not greet observers again until May 20, when it will oc cupy a place of honor in the evening sky. Its appearance will be heralded (Continued on Pag* Eight) QcENTS HIDE TO GET LIFE TERM; CONVICTED SELF, SAYS JUROR W. C. Crone, Who Held Out Long Time, Tells Why He Fin ally Voted 'Guilty' PHYSICIAN REMAINS STOICAL Doctor Hears Fate Unmoved and Expresses Confidence He Will Be Granted a New Trial [Associated Press] KANSAS CITY, May 16.—Dr. B. Clark Hyde, whom a Jury today found guilty of murdering Col. Thomas H. Swope and sentenced to life imprisonment this morning, owes his conviction to his own testimony, on the witness stand, says W. C. Crone, a juror. Crone is, in reality, the man who de cided the physician's fate. Until Sun day night Crone and S. It. Johnson, a farmer from Sibley, Mo., held out for | acquittal against the rest of the jury. Remembering Dr. Hyde's demeanor on the stand, Mr. Crone finally decided the accused man was guilty and voted for conviction. He then convinced Mr. Johnson, making the verdict unani mous. I "Dr. Hyde was his own worst enemy; in the trial," said Mr. Crone tonight. "His own testimony convicted him. "When Dr. Hyde said he had bought cyanide for ten years and yet could not remember where he bought it he damned himself as a witness. If he had not testified as he did I think he would not be in his present position. "At first I believed Hyde innocent, and until Sunday night I voted to ac quit him. Then I recalled his testi mony about his cyanide purchases and. I decided he was guilty. I told Mr. Johnson I had changed my vote and I talked with him about my decision." JUROR'S SON IN PRISON A strange feature of Juror Crone's action Is that his son, Albert, was re cently sentenced to eighteen years in the penitentiary for murdering Bertha Bowler, his sweetheart. Tonight all the participants in the great murder case arc as calm as they have been at any time since the trial started. The return of the verdict waa marked by an absence of dramatic features. Mrs. Hyde cried a little -when ahe heard the verc'iot in the court room. Dr. .Hyde did not change his usual stoical expression. Mrs. Logan O. Sivopp was unnerved when at her home in Independence she heard the outcome. "My home is still open to my daugh ter." she said. "I feel sorry for her." "If I had not been satisfied I w;i« doing the right thing," she said, "I never would have started this proso eutioin of my son-in-law. "I am convinced that justice has been given to the defendant. Of course It does not behoove me to say whether I wanted to see ihm hanged. "As for a reconciliation with my daughter, I stand now where I hay« always stood. The doors of my house, and my arms and heart are open to her whenever she wants to come home. My mother love for her has never cooled. I have thought she was mis taken, but never that she was other than the sweet, innocent girl she is." MRS. HYDE NOT «OING BACK But Mrs. Hyde is not going- back to her mother. She is still loyal to her husband, and confidently believes the supreme court will free him. Hyde takes his imprisonment coolly. He was asleep today soon after tho. verdict was given. He professed to believe the case will he remanded for retrial when it roaches the supreme court. The physician probably will bo sentenced Saturday. By law he is not admissible to ball. It is discretionary with Judge I^atshaw whether Dr. Hyde be sent to prison or hold at the county jail pending tho consideration of his case by the su preme court. John G. Paxton, the executor of the Swope estate, who with Mrs. Swopn has taken the lead in the prosecution, declined absolutely to talk of the ver dict. Following the first investigation of the Swope case, Mr. Paxton sent a lotter to Mr. Fleming, a co-executor in Kentucky, describing the scenes at the Swnpe home during: the illness of the various members. Soon thereafter Frank P. Walsh, attorney for Dr. Hyde, instituted suit for libel against Mr. Paxton, asking- for $100,000 dam ages. The trial of the libel suit was postponed until the murder trial of Dr. Hyde was begun. MANNER OF COL SWOPE'S DEATH CAUSE OF INQUIRY Investigation Brings to Light Much Evidence KANSAS CITY, May 16.—Dr. B. Clarke Hyde had been under suspicion in connection with the mysterious deaths and illness in the Swope family ever since the death of Colonel. Thomas H. Swope in October, 1909. The death of Colonel Swope followed soon after he had suffered a se-ere convulsion, and the convulsion, it was charged by members of the Swope family, followed immediately after the administration of a capsule given at the direction of Dr. Hyde. Dr. Hyde s-id It was a di gestive tablet. It was proved at the trial that Dr. Hyde had purchased cyanide of potSß slum in five-grain capsules, and (l« was prosecuted on the belief that he gave one of them to Colonel Swope. Two days >-ifore the death of Colonel Swope, Moss Hunton, a cousin of tho millionaire philanthropist, died at the Swope home following what was re ported as a stroke of apoplexy. Dr. Hydo and Dr. G. T. Twyman of Independence, Mo., treated Hunton. The patient was bled profusely, it 1* charged, at the suggestion of Dr. Hy<l.\ After six pints of blood had been taken from Hunton, tho bleeding process wai (Continued on fag* Xw«J.