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AWAKES TO FIND
MAN WITH DAGGER
BENDING OVER HER
Story Told by Girl Mother of One
of Bogus Quadruplets Causes
Mexican's Arrest
CATCH MAN WHO FLEES HOUSE
Mysterious Woman, Alleged to
Have Offered Bribe. Figures
in Strange Case
SADIE ENOLTCMAN, the 16-year-old
mother of one of the bogus Wilson
quadruplets, and who formerly
umk employed as a chorus girl In a
San Diego theater, is again in the spot
light of publicity following what she
declare! to have bean ftn attempt upon
bar life made sarly Sunday morning,
supposedly by Guanoldo Avisa, a Mex
ican, who Is now under arrest at the
central police Htatlon, pending an offi
cial investigation into the girl's story.
Miss Englenian lives with her mother
and stepfather at 432 I 4 -fayette street.
She told the poflee yesterday that she
had been suddenly awakened from a
sound sleep to find bending over ho r
bed a young: Mexican, dagger In hand.
The girl screamed for help and at the
same time leaped from the bed, crouch
ing 1" i« corner where the moonlight
did not penetrate and where she hoped
to escape observation.
Her cry aroused her stepfather. J.
Tabak, and so startled the Intruder
thai lie rushed from the room. Tabak
followed and grappled with the man
in the kitchen as he made for the rear
door. He struck the Mexican on the
head with a cane and then followed
him from the house. Outside, some
little distance away, Tabak found Pa
trolman fJrceley, who joined him In the
ohasa, They overhauled Avisa several
blocks from the house and Greeley
placed the man under arrest. Later in
the morning the youth was Identified
positively both by Mis- Engleman and
by Tabak
The girl and her parents profess to
believe that the threatened attack upon
her may have some connection with a
oaM pending In the superior court
against Mrs. Katherinp Smith, a mid
wife, who, it Is charged, sold the
Engleman baby to Mrs. w. W. Wilson,
who claimed It as 1.-r own, and who
for a time succeeded In palming It oft
upon the public as one of the famous
quadruplets. Following Mrs. Wilson's
ex i insure came the Information that
one of the babies had been born to the
chorus girl In Mrs. Smith's "sanita
rium" on Sunset boulevard. Miss
Engleman denied that she had author
ized the midwife to dispose of the child
jir.d the court proceeding's followed.
This case comes up for trial next
month.
CLAIMS ATTEMPT TO BKIIIE
Friday afternoon, Mrs. Tabak s.tvs,
an attempt was made to bribe her Into
persuading her dau -liter to drop the
case against Mrs. Smith. A hand
somely gowned younpr woman of the
Spanish type, she says, called at the
house, having alighted from a big tour-
Ing 1 car a few doors away. Mrs. Tabak
says she refused flatly o entertain any
proposition looking toward a settle
ment of the case outside of court, and
asserts that the woman left the house
angrily, nothing further having been
Been of her.
Mrs. Tahak Is said to be suffering 1
greatly from the shock of the attempt
on her daughter's life. The girl's
fattier called at police headquarters
yesterday nnd asked for protection un
til he could remove his family. Lieu
tenant Herman Krlege, who was In
charge, told him, he says, that the de
partment could not spare a policeman
to guard the Tabak home. Today the
family wilTmove to another part of
the city in the hope that It may avoid
tbOM who are alleged to be seeking
Miss Kngleman's life. The chorus
girl's baby has been In the care of the
children's hospital recently. It has
been ill for some time and a telephone
message from the hospital was rp
catved by its young mother yesterday
saying that the child was not expected
to live twenty-four hours and asking
If the Tabak family would pay funeral
expenses.
Avisa refused yesterday to make a
statement. He said that he did not
"aabe English." As no one could be
found about the police station Sunday
who could speak Spanish the '•sweat-
Ing" of the prisoner was deferred until
today, when Captain Flammer, who
wai off duty yesterday, will question
him.
RIDES INTO COMET DUST,
BUT ESCAPES WITH LIFE
PHOENIX, Ariz., May 22.—That a
part of th« substance of the comet has
been found is the firm belief of L. B.
Cannon, a resident of Congress, eighty
miles northwest of Phoenix. He says
that he was In the desert nine miles
west of Congress on May 9 when ho
saw near by, settling to earth, a small,
swirling cloud of dust, reddish in color
and very different l'rom, the ordinary
whirlwind. He rode Into the cloud,
but had to immediately retreat, for
the dust was stifling though not par
ticularly thick. Both ho and his horse
were affected seriously for a time,
both of them coughing severely.
There wai a sulphurous smell to the
dust and It smarted upon the skin.
Later when the dust had settled he
rode back to find the bushes and
ground covered with the reddish pow
der and several rabbits and blrdu lying
dead and stiTl warm. Tlioy had been
overcome by the air-borne poison.
NIGHT FLYING AIR CRAFT
PUZZLING OHIO PEOPLE
• SPRINGFIELD,, 0., May 22.—Resi
dents of this city returning homo from
church tonight' were greatly. surprised
to see Hying overhead some great air
craft carrying a bright red light. The
craft was bo - far above the earth that
it could not he distinguished, but the
whirr of the engine could be distinctly
heard. It was believed to bo one of the
Wright • brothers.' It came, from: the
east and was making toward the west
at a very fast rate of speed. ,
LOS ANGELES HERALD
Salt Lake City Is
Shaken by Quake;
Chimneys Fall
Crockery Broken and Adobe
Buildings Damaged; Oth
er Districts Shocked
[Associated Presa]
SATVT IjAKE CITY, May 22.—The
Sunday morning slumber of this city
and immediate vicinity was disturbed
by a violent rocking of the earth which
lusted apparently about two seconds,
although the seismograph at the Stato
university recorded a disturbance of
thirty seconds.
Tho earthquake was quite sharp and
caused a considerable damage to
crockery, chimneys and old^ adobo
houses.
The tremor was local in extent, being
confined within a radlua of fifty miles.
Blight damage is reported from the
towns of Ulngham and Garfield. Tho
shock occurred at 7:28 a. m. and was
followed by two other shocks, one at
8:38 a, m. and the ottTer at 11:24. The
last two were'barely perceptible.
LAWRENCE RECORDS QUAKE
LAWRENCE, Kan., May 22.—Tho
seismograph at the University of Kan
sas recorded an earthquake shock this
morning from 12:37 to 2:lf> o'clock.
Professor H. P. Cady, who observed
the movement, said:
"The quake appeared to be about
2000 miles distant. It had all the char
acteristics shown by the recent disturb
ances In Costa Rica,"
FORMER GOVERNOR SLATED
TO WORK FOR GUGGENHEIMS
W. B. Hoggatt May Head North
western Commercial Company
SEATTLE. May 22.—According to a
story published in the Post-Intelligen
cer today, former Governor W. B.
Hoggatt of Alaska Is slated for the
head of the Morgan-Guggenheim sub
sidiary Alaska corporations at the an
nual meeting to be held here Wednes
day.
The paper says that W. R. Rust of
Tacoma, president of the Northwest
ern Commercial company, controlling
the Morgan-Guggenheim Interests in
Alaska, probably will resign and that
his place will be taken by Mr. Hog
gatt.
Governor Hoggatt is in Washing
ton, D. C, and the local representa
tives of the Morgan-Guggenheim in
terests profess ignorance of the
changes that are to be made.
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
FORECAST
Lo» Amrcle» will vicinity—Fair Monday;
warmer; light north wind*. Maximum tem
perature yesterday 73 decrees! minimum 32.
LOS ANGELES
Council will establish water rates at to
day' meeting. PAGE 12
Blcknell Young of London lectures on ■
"Christian Science" In Temple audi
torium. PAGE 12
Seventh annual session of National As
sociation of Stationary Engineers to
meet tonight. PAGE 12
Novel features planned for San Diego ex- *
position. I PAGE 12
Eclipse of moon this evening will make
comet temporary boss of the heavens. ,*■..-
PAGE 2
Thief with pass key robs room of two
Bisters at fashionable hotel. PAGE 2
Hiram W. Johnson, Lincoln-Roosevelt can
didate for governor, In city. , . , . PAGE 2
The Kov. C.' F. i Limko preaches memorial
sermon for King Edward. PAGE 5
Girl mother of one of bogus quadruplets
awakens from sleep to find man ben'.lipg
over her with dagger, sna says. PAGE 1
Delay 'In work on aqueduct will bo short
lived, say authorities. I'AOB 2
Mall carriers make their first appearance
this year In summer uniforms. I'AGK 3
Chapter of Delta Chi. l°Ral fraternity, es
tablished at IJ. S. C. law school. PAGE 3
George N. Jessett. aged eastern artist,
hit by auto and may die. ' PAGE 10
Whlttler wins two races and Is star of
motorcycle contest at the coliseum.
PAGE 7
Public shies at new pay-as-you-jenter cars.
PAGE 1
Editorial and Letter Box. . PAGE 4
City brevities. ..,.....: PAGE 5
Hotel notes and personals. . PAGE 6
Sporting. • PAES 10-11
Classified advertising. ' PAGES 10-11
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
New plan for trades on \ Long Beach'
municipal wharf Is urged. PAGE 10
Mule goes lame; prospectors extract a
»500 nugget from' hoof. . . PAGE 10
Committees from three cities will de- < ~
clde whether . Pasadena-Alhambra-
South Pasadena consolidation should
ba voted on by people. > ; PAGE 10
George Flgueroa * fatally wounds wife -
during' quarrel at Santa Monica. PAGE 1
EASTERN .;
Tornado lifts houses into air and over
turns one, but occupants escape death.
Illinois farms damaged. . PAGE 1
American heiress to' wear $16,000 gown
when she weds Viscount Maidstonn. PAGE 1
■' Twenty-two-story structure in New York
to be torn down to make room for forty- *:
: two-story building. ."■ PAGE 2
Report on deaths In factories will ; cause
sensation,' says Congressman in speech to w
Presbyterians at Atlantic City. ..".' PAGE 1
Protestant churches In Washington observe
world's Sunday school day. PAGE 2
MINING AND OIL
California oil fields to get more English
capital; Britishers ready to buy 100,000
barrels of oil dally. PAGE 8
Deep. mining establishes surface values In
* Idaho property. i,. PAGE , »
K. in , river field gets another oil com- ;
\pany. V,',',, PAGE
Amateurs salt Nevada well near Goldfleld.
PAGE 9
Oil transportation company buys acreage
near Sun Luis Oblspo for reservoir site,
( -.rpAaE,»
MONDAY MORNING, MAY 23, L9lO.
TORNADO LIFTS 2
HOUSES IN AIR BUT
FAMILIES ESCAPE
Mother and Three Children Are
Carried Fifty Feet in Home.
Only Slightly Hurt
SUPPER PARTY IS SURPRISED
Roof Torn from Structure as Oc
cupants Sit at Table-Illi
nois Farms Damaged
[Associated Press]
CAIRO, 111., May 22.—A tornado that
struck Cairo at 6;40 p. m. today,
demolished four houses, damaged
a dozen more, and destroyed several
barns, besides tearing many large trees
up by the roots.
No fatalities were reported, but one
woman was badly bruised and several
persons were slightly injured.
The house occupied by Henry Smith
was lifted bodily from its foundation,
carried about 'fifty feet northward and
landed bottom side up. Mrs. Smith and
three children were In the house and.
the former was painfully bruised, while
the children were slightly Injured.
The home of Arthur Llnqulst was
carried 100 feet and landed rlghtslde
up, but badly twisted. Tho occupants
escaped with slight Injuries.
While members of the family of Wil
liam Wise were at supper the storm
lifted tho roof of the house so sud
denly they did not realize what was
happening.
A large barn was carried 200 feet
and landed on a coal shed.
Other houses lost porches, and sev
eral were unroofed.
STORM SWEEPING TEXAS;
DAMAGE IN WEEK $200000
Lightning Strikes Tank; 30,000
Barrels of Oil Lost
SOUR LAKE, Texas, May 22.—A se
vere electrical storm, accompanied with
rain and wind, did extensive damage
to derricks and other oil field property
in this vicinity today. Lightning
struck a steel tank, destroying Its
contents of 30,000 barrels of oil.
. This Is the second storm in this vi
cinity within a week, and the loss to
oil interests In this vicinity Is estimated
at 1200,000.
VETERAN MAIL CARRIER
ADMITS MANY ROBBERIES
CHICAGO, May 22—Albert C. Gor
don, for seventeen years a Chicago
mall carrier, was arrested today by
order of Fostoffice Inspector James E.
Stuart, who says Gordon has con
fessed to robbing the mails for more
than four ysars.
Complaints from all over the coun
try of the loss of money from regis
tered letters had baffled the officials.
Gordon was arrested five years ago
on a similar charge, but it could not
be proved and he was continued In the
service.
MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER
FOR EAST IS PREDICTION
WASHINGTON, May 22.—A contin
uance of showery and unsettled weath
er'is predicted by the weather bureau
for the eastern portion of the country
during the early part of this week, but
without much rain over the northern
districts.
In the west fair weather will prevail
the first half of the week, with rising
temperatures, but in about three days
a disturbance Is expected to appear on
the North Pacific coast. This will
move eastward, attanded by rain over
the northwest and rear/hing the plains
by the latter part of the week.
SNOW CAUSES STOCK LOSS
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., May 22.—
Northeastern New Mexico is In the grip
of a heavy snowstorm tonight. The
storm evidently is a continuation of
tho one which swept southwestern
Colorado yesterday, and Is centered at
Folsom. It is said great loss of live
stock will result.
WIRE FROM LOS ANGELES
CAUSES DARK SUSPICION
Message from Missing Woman Is
Thought to Cover Crime
PORTLAND, Ore., May 22.—The
mysterious disappearance of Mrs. Han
nah Smith of this city two weeks ago
may develop into a murder mystery.
Mrs. Smith, who is well along; in
years, dropped out of sight May 8, aft
er drawing $600, one-half of a bum she
had deposied for safe keeping with a
friend. Nothing was heard of her until
yesterday, when a telegram from Los
Angeles, purporting to be signed by
Mrs. Smith, was received by the wom
an's niece here. This message Btated
that Mrs. Smith is "all right," and di
rected that her household goods be
shipped* to Los Angeles.
Also It states that Mrs. Smith "will
write" to the custodian of the rest of
her money.
Mrs. Smith cannot read nor write,
and this fact, together with the fact
that she gives no street address and
that when last seen here she was In
company of a strange woman, has led
Mrs. Smith's relatives to appeal to the
•police.
CONN FACTORY BURNED
BLKHART. Ind., May 22.—The plant
of the C. ('<■ Conn company, said to
have been the largest manufactory of
brnflH band musical instruments In the
world, was destroyed by fire today,
entailing a loss of $r>oo,ooo. An employe
was burned to death.
Millions of American Heiress to Be Used
in Restoring Crumbling English Mansion
' '" , •• " mmmm-m^m 1... . -► —«
DREXEL COIN TO
PATCH UP CASTLE
American Girl Will Wear $16,000
Gown When She Weds an
English Viscount
NBW YORK, May 22.—From mem
bers of the wedding party who sail for
London Tuesday it is learned that al
though the wedding of Miss Margaretta
Drexel and Viscount Maidstone will
not be on the elaborate scale at first
planned, owing to the death of King
Edward, it nevertheless will be an ex
tremely fashionable affair, the bride
going to the altar in a $16,000 gown and
wearing the famous Drexel jewels,
valued at $500,000.
The ceremony will take place in Lon
don at St. Margaret's church, West
minster, June 9, and the bishop of
London will officiate.
The bride-to-be is rated one of the
wealthiest heiresses in America, which
is regarded as fortunate for the groom,
who is said to be "hard up." The vis
count's ancestral homo, Klrby hall, is
little more than a mass of ruins—win
dow glass, plaster, furniture and
plumbing being some of the necessities
which it Is presumed the American mil
lions will supply to make it tenable.
However, Miss Drexel's friends say
that the viscount is really very much
smitten with his fiancee, that he is by
no means a fortune hunter and that
the American girl's riches, although
convenient, are merely a side issue to a
decidedly romantic love match.
The bridesmaids at the wedding will
be Mi.«s Mildred Carter, Miss Edith
Wayne of Philadelphia, Miss Nelly
Post, Lady Barrymore's daughter, who
will soon become a bride herself, and
the bridegroom's sister, Lady Gladys
Finch-Hatton; Lady Letty Manners.
Miss Rhoda Astley, daughter of the
Dowager Lady Hastings; Miss Mar
garet Combe, daughter of Lady Con
stftnee Combo, and Miss Sibyl Fellowes,
daughter of Lord and Lady do Ramsey.
There will be two small bridesmaids
also. Lord Maidstone's cousins, the
young daughters of Lady Muriel Paget.
U.S. AMBASSADOR KERENS
RENTS PALACE OF BARON
VIENNA, May 22.—1n acquiring a
lease of Kolowrat palace, Richard
Kerens, the American ambassador, will
be more sumptuously housed than any
former representative at this court.
The palace was built by Baron Al
bert Rothschild for his son. Baron
Oscar Rothschild, who committed sui
cide last July because of an alleged
lov# affair with a Chicago girl. The
palace has spacious state apartments
and occupies a commanding site.
USE LEAVES OF HYMNAL
FOR CIGARETTE PAPERS
Driven to , desperation because 1 Key
bad no paper with which to roll their
cigarette*) several prisoners In the city
Jail ' stole a hymn book yesterday from
evangelists who were conducting a ■ re
ligious service behind the bars, and were
found several hours later Inhaling clouds
of ' Durham to the tune of the hyhum
they had recently Joined In singing.
; The remains of the hymn books were
seized by their Jailers and returned to a
sorry looking clergyman who had called
for his' missing psalms. Blame for the
theft cannot be placed, but punishment
Is ; being ' meted out to all, for every
prisoner In the. tanks was smoking a
cigarette rolled In a leaf of the hook.
TWO DROP DEAD AS
THEY VIEW COMET
Congregations Leave Churches in
Alabama Town to Gaze on
Halley's Visitor
TALLADEEOA, Ala., May 22.—The
appearance of Halley's comet tonight
caused great excitement here. Congre
gations of several churches left their
pews, and hundreds of persons stood
excited in the squares and gazed at
the celestial visitor.
Miss Ruth Jordan was called to the
door of her home to see the comet and
immediately fell dead, physicians as
signing heart failure as the cause.
A negro was shown the comet and
also fell dead.
KING GEORGE TO PATRONIZE
RACING AS DID HIS FATHER
Begins His Reign by Remission of
Many Short Sentences
LONDON, May 22.—King George
has commenced his reign with an art
of clemency, granting remission of
short sentences and reduction of oth
ers throughout the kingdom and in
the army and navy.
It la announced King George in
tends to maintain a royal racing stable
at Newmarket, and a breeding stud
nt Sandringhiim, and that h'J will
patronize racing on the same extensh c
scale as did his father.
The king also has lasued a touching
letter "To My People," expressing
grateful appreciation of the affection
the nation has shown In the face of
"a sorrow so sudden and unlooked for
that it might well have been over-
whelming."
"But the sentiment it has Invoked,
continues the king-, "has made me
realize that it is a loss common to me
and my people. They shaiv It \\ it >
me. I do not stand alone. With such
thoughts I take courage and hopefully
look to the future. Strong in my faith
In God, trusting my people and cher
ishing the laws and constitution of my
beloved country."
INSURGENTS LOSE 14;
CAPTURE MADRIZ' STORES
WASHINGTON, May 22.—Two days
fighting near Kama, Nicaragua, has
cost the Estrada forces fourteen killed
and twenty-nine wounded, according
to a report to the state department
from Consul Mofiatt. at Blueflelds. The
casualties of the Madriz forces, he
axlils, were not learned.
General Mena retired after the fight
to his entrenchments. Large quanti
ties of ammunition and provisions, said
to be the entire stores of the ftfadrli
forcea at Blueflelds, were reported to
have been captured by General Mon
cada of the Estrada faction.
OTVPT r^riTTirSJ • DAIIT ON TRAINS se.
oll> VjrlJXli \JVJM. -1 HiO . SUNDAY sc. ON TRAINS lOn,
WOMAN FATALLY
SHOT BY HUSBAND
Beautiful Wife of George Figue
roa Dying of Wound; Man
Is Under Arrest
Shot and fatally injured by her hus
band in a trivial quarrel, Mrs. George
Figueroa, a bride of less than a month,
lies on a bed in Santa Monica with
physicians in attendance who expect
death to come at any moment. George
Figueroa, the husband, is in a cell in
the Santa Monica jail, and Jack Fur
ber, the only witness to the affair, is
being sought by the police of two
cities.
Figueroa, in his cell in the seaside
Jail, refused this morning to talk of
the shooting in any way. From neigh
bors of the Figueroas, whose residence
is at 2508 Fourth street, Santa Monica,
it is learned that Figueroa and Fur
ber returned to the former's home
shortly after midnight and Figueroa
immediately began to quarrel with his
wife.
According to reports, the man
knocked her down and when she
started to arise drew a revolver and
fired. The bullet entered above her
right eye, and physicians called say
that Mrs. Figueroa will not survive the
day.
After the shooting Figueroa and Fur
ber left the house, intent on getting
away. They proceeded to the car line,
whence Figueroa returned home, pre
sumably to sot the revolver with which
he had shot his wife. In the meantime
the police had learned of the affair,
and when the man approached his
home he was arrested and taken to the
jail.
Mrs. Figueroa is one of the noticeable
beauties of the beach city, her bl-mde
hair and blooming cheeks making her
extremely attractive. Figueroa is a
Mexican 22 years old, and his wife la
two years younger. Furber, the wit
ness to the affair, is Figueroa's age.
KILLS SELF FOR GIRL HE
LOVED BUT HAD NOT SEEN
Sweetheart Fails to Appear; He
Jumps into River
KANSAS CITT, May 22.—Love for a
girl he had never seen caused Thomas
Clndrich to commit suicide by jumping
into the Kaw river here today.
Cindrich came here from Oguilin,
Croatia, a few years ago. Becoming
lonesome he appealed to Mrs. Matthew
Bldnick. wife of a fellow countryman,
to tlnd him a sweetheart. She described
several of her friends who were back
in the old home, and Clndrich selected
the one he thought he would like to
marry.
Mrs. Bldnick took up the young
man's cause and courting the girl by
mail won her consent to wed the bnsh
ful youth. Eighty dollars with which
to pay the fare to this country was
forwarded to the girl.
That was three weeks ago. No tid
ings came from Cindrich's fiancee. He
became despondent, thinking she had
died. For three nights he did not
sleep. Hope deserted him.
"I'm going to find my sweetheart,"
ho told a friend as they ware crossing
the Kaw. Scarcely had ho utterod the
words when he leaped into the swol
len water, thirty feet below. His body
was recovered
. CENTS
FEARS THEY WILL
LOSE SEATS GRIP
CONGRESSMEN
Republican Whip Announces the
Solons Will Be Held at Cap
ital Until July 15
SOME MUST FACE CONTESTS
Statehood* Postal Bank, Railroad
and Appropriation Bills Yet
to Be Acted On
Associated Press]
WASHINGTON, May 22.— Shiveri
have been chasing tbemselvea
up and down the spinal col
umns of members who must face ser
ious contests in their states or dis
tricts if they come back to the next
congress ever since John Dwight, Re
publican whip of the house, issued his
prediction that the session would not
adjourn before July 15.
The contest in the house over tho
$250,000 appropriation contained in tho
sundry civil bill to extend tho scopa
of the tariff board has been much
more stubbornly contested than had
been anticipated. The Democrats
have opposed the item on the ground
that the results of the investigations
by the board should be reported direct
to congress instead ol to the president.
The sundry civil bill has been used
as a vehicle to convey more campaign
speeches under government frank
throughout the country than any one
measure that has been before congress
this session.
POSTAL RANK BILL
The postal savings bank bill, which,
has been reported from the committee
on postofflces, is ready for the .Repub
lican caucus on Wednesday. Prac
tically all the Republicans of the
house signed the call. It is not likely,
therefore, that the division over the
bill will be along regular and insurgent
lines. It is more likely to be between,
eastern and western members.
The caucus will take the form of the
committee of the whole majority mem
bership of the house and it is probable
that many changes will be made i"
the bill.
Many western members believe the
27% per cent of the profits, as the bill
requires to be kept in local banks,, is
too small, and that Vie provision of
the bill that passed the senate would
be more eeffctive to keep deposits in
the communities whore collected.
The westerners charge that the bill
as drafted is a "bankers' bill" and that
under its operations their communities
might be depleted of money.
When the caucus has agreed upon a
bill which it has reason to believe it
can put through the house, the ma
jority party probably will endeavor to
bring in a rule with a view to passing
the bill without amendment. The
Democrats and all insurgent Republi
cans are expected to resist such a rule
on the ground that they are opposed to
"legislating in secret," as they charac
terize the caucus method.
STATEHOOD BILL
After reposing on the senate calendar
for many weeks the statehood bill sud
denly has been called to take an active
part in bringing tho opposing factions
together on the railroad bill. Regular
Republicans conceded that they need
Democratic votes to pas the adminis
tration measure in a form satisfactory
to President Taft. Many contested
features of the bill meet with tho favor
of tho Democrats, but they cannot
overlook the prospect of bargaining
that the statehood bill receive early
consideration if they aid the Republi
can majority in passing the railroad
bill.
Senators Elkins and Aldrtch are
hopeful of getting a vote on the rail
road bill this coming week, but thera
is no certainty that they will succeed.
The appropriation bils all are in ad
vanced stages, although a number of
them still are in conference. Among:
these are the fortifications, pensions,
rivers and harbors and the legislative
bill. Only the sundry and general de
ficiency bills remain to be passed by
the I'ouse, and the senate will be ready
for these measures as soon as they ar
rive.
SCION OF NOBILITY IS
ACCUSED OF SWINDLING
CHICAGO, May 22.—Leon Kewney,
said to be a member of a well-to-do
Indiana family and related to the no
bility of Germany, is under-arrest hera
on the charge of operating an exten
sive confidence scheme.
The police say he confessed and im
plicated two other men who are be
ing sought.
Business was done under the name
of Itoline company, and all transactions
were based on death and marriage no
tices appearing in out of town news-
papers.
The "company" owned a supply of
cheap jewelry- These articles in neat
ly addressed packages were sent to the
dead of other cities, always "collect."
The deliveries were so timed as to
reach the house after the day of tho
funeral and the first thought of thn
survivors was that there was some
sentiment attaching to the article. Tho
bills, ranging from $5 to $20, were
gladly paid without examination of the
contents.
In the case of newly married per
sons the impression was that tt was a
present from somebody who forgot to
pay for the goods, and the bill 111
usually paid.
A federal agent was sent hero from
Washington to work on the case. De
tectives found a letter in which the
executors of James A. McClurg, who
died recently at Denver, sont tho
"company" a check for $12 in payment
for spectacles. Tho buninr^H was wide
spread and all the bis transportation
companies hold packages returned
from Omaha, Denver, st. Louis and
other cities.
Kttwney in a man of 50. Ho says hU
slater married a count of Hamburg.
Germany.

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