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WILL NOT DISCUSS KILLING OF WIFE Luitweiier Closely Watched to Prevent Another Attempt to End Own Life SECOND VICTIM RECOVERING Slayer May Attend Coroner's In quest Over Woman He Killed Closely watched by special guards lost he should attempt to carry out his attempt at self destruction which was frustrated by tlio prompt action of physicians, George C. Lultweller, who murdered his wife and Bhot hi* Bister- In-law twice In an attempt to kill her Sunday morning-, occupies a cell In the city Jail. His condition was reported Improved yesterday morning by the police surgeons, and he was removed from the, receiving hospital, where he was confined after he was taken from the county hospital, to the city Jail. All Sunday night and ever Rlnco he ■was taken in charge by the police he has been kept under surveillance. Three guards, each for the different watches, have been detailed to stand guard over him and not allow the slightest freedom. He still refuses to tallk of the tragedy, either to the de tectives or newspapermen who visited him in the Jail yesterday. Repeated efforts have been made to get a statement from him regarding his wife's murder and his attempt at suicide, but without any results. MAT ATTEND INQVEST "When he was led Into the Jailor's office yesterday afternoon for an in terview with newspaper reporters ho nt once assumed an in 1 Iff event attitude ond repeatedly replied that ha had nothing to say. Several times during the Interview ho cast a furtive glance about the office ns though seeking- some weapon he might turn on himself. Although said to be a victim of tuberculosis, Luletweiler appears to be strong and healthy. Aside from the effect of the poison he took following his wife's murder,, ho appears to bo in perfect health. The inquest over his wife's body will be held at the morgue of Breseo Bros, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. When Luitweiier was extended the privilege of attending the inquest yesterday aft ernoon by Detective Ben McCann, ho replied that he would consult his at torney, Paul Schenk. Miss Agnes Dillingham, his slster-ln law, who was shot twice through the shoulder, was operated on at the Cali fornia hospital yesterday and both the bullets extracted. She is reported as being out of danger. Luitweiier will be arraigned In court until after the inquest. FATIIKII HAKES STATEMENT W. C. Dillingham, father of the wom an slain by Luitweiier, said last night that the tirst stories of the tragedy re llected unjustly on his daughter in that they intimated that she had been un kind in her treatment of her husband. "The reverse, was true," said Mr. Dillingham. "A kinder-hearted girl never lived than my daughter, whom he killed. She endured mistreatment and abuso at his hands, but despite all of It she did all that a good wife could do for him, and more." Mr. Dillingham said that his daugh ter and Luitweiier were married about six years ago. His father gave him a tract of between five and six acres at Moneta, with a four-room house upon it. Almost immediately, said Mr. Dil lingham, mistreatment of his daughter began. He charged, that Luitweiier moved his wife and baby to a ehack on the rear of the lot at Slxty-lirst street and SlaUßOll avenue, to be in town, and that during- the rainy season even the. bedding on which the wife and baby slept did not escape the leaky roof and the downpour of rain. To give them shelter until the rainy weather ended, Mr. Dillingham took his daughter and her babe into his own home. Finally she instituted proceed ings for divorce, but after she and her husband had lived apart five months lie pleaded for another chance, and they became reconciled. To show his good faith, he hon I the Moneta property. Later it was mortgaged, and he built an upper story on the house in which the tragedy occurred. It waa finally agreed that Mrs. Lult weiler's sister should live with her end that they should occupy the upper part of the house and rent the lower. Mr. Dillingham believed the trouble between the couple practically had been ended. The morning of the tragedy there was no hint, he said, that his Bon ln-law planned murder. MALIBU RANCH HUNTERS REPORT PLENTY OF GAME Hunting on the Mallbu Is better than ever. So the reports nia coming in from thoso "who have been," and there Is better than a report coming In from many of the gunners. The Mallbu has always been regarded as something of a real hunting counttry and the ranch will attract a throng of the disappointed from other fields •where the game has flown. Four bucks- have been brought Jn from that section of tho country and they are of more than average size. A party consisting of \V. Collins, N. J. Eminons and Frank Plert brought in record splko henrers (or this early In the season and they declare there nre plenty of tho lig ones back In the range. TO DETERMINE CHARACTER . OF SAN JACINTO LANDS A hearing to determine tbe mineral or non-mineral character of certain land In thf> San J.-cint.i forest reserve has been ordered by the general land office, at a dat'i which lms not been set. The Southern Paelfle railroad claims the lands as non-mineral, and as its property under the grunt made liy the government in 1871 to encourage railroad construction. The claim of the railroad is protested by Walter H Maxwell, who Bays that li are mineral and as men are • ot the prop erty of tho Southern Pacific ARKANSAS SHERIFF TAKES MAN ON FORGERY CHARGE C. M. Philpot, sheriff nf Jefferson county, Ark., arrived in Lo> Angeles yesterday morning and will return to morrow with R. J. Clegg, who Wai" taken into custody In I^os Angelei two weekg' ago by Deputy Constable Vlor ris, Clegs being wanted by the Jeffer son county sheriff on two charges of forffArjr and on a chargo of Jail breaklnK. Sheriff Pbtlpot is accompanii by his wife, and both are much enthused over California, Mr. and Mrs. A. Wood and Wagon He Drew 6298 Miles in 14 Months ANGELENO RETURNS FROM 6290 MILE TRIP ON FOOT Mourns Death of Wife Who Made Long Journey with Husband Halving left Lns Angeles April 4, 1009, and traveled 6^OS miles along the coast and in British Columbia on foot in the time that he has been away. A. Wood, who lived before his departure at 911 South Hope street, this city, has re turned to Los Angeles to begin plans for a transcontinental Jaunt to New York. On the entire journey Wood was accompanied by his wife, who, falling sick in San Francisco not long ago, died June 1. The most remarkable feature of the trip of these, two Los Angeles people is that they left Los Angeles without a cent and paid all expenses of their journey by giving musical entertainments along the road. Wood, on every mile of the trip, drew a novel little wagon, built after the plan of the vehicles of the enrly pioneers and dubbed the "Go-Far." On the canvas of the wagon was painted the inscription, '-Seattle or Bust," the objective point of the trip when it was taken up being the Seattle exposition. The wagon, filled with clothes and pro visions, weighed 125 pounds. Nine sets of wheels were worn off of it by the tireless Wood. Wood and his wife wore out fourteen pairs of shoes while they traveled. Most of these were, worn out by Wood, who said that he had to Ktay in the rough part of the road with tho wagon while his wife could take the easier paths. The couple sold 27.000 souvenir photo graph cards. Wood has with him a paper several feet long, thick with the signatures of newspaper men along the coast. Signatures of well known citi zens are numerous, also those of the governors of California and Oregon b>-lng prominent. Within five or six weeks Wood will start for New York. He will send the wagon from town to town by train. At present, ho says, ho is endeavoring to recover from lonesoineness caused by tho loss of his wife. POLICE ARE ASKED TO LOCATE MISSING MAN Relatives Worried Over Disap pearance of George Seebald After a week of va!n search, the reln tives of George Beebald, 21 years old, who disappeared last Wednesday, ap pealed to the police yesterday to help them find the missing man. The last seen of Seebald wna when ho left his brother's house at 414 South Mathews street last Wednesday morn ing. At the time he left he said ha was going to meet his partner, a Mr. Everhard, who is believed to be em ployed by one of the morning news papers. Seebalrt returned from tho Imperial valley several weeks ago after writing sm-eral discouraging letters to his rela tives in which he complained of ill health and lack of money. He was stricken with typhoid fever while in the valley and it is thought by his rela tives that it may have affected his mind. He Is described as being very slender; sunburned, blue eyrs, smooth shaven; wore a dark blue suit when last seen; is 5 feet 7 Inches in height; weighs about 110 pounds. ENTRYMEN GIVEN RIGHT TO FORMER IMPROVEMENTS The general land office has rnnde a decision that the buyer of a desert land entry -has the right to all Im provementg mode by former owners, the Improvements to ba regarded aa having been made by him and Insuring his title to the land. The decision was made In the case of Enoch Frey ! against William Chandler Smith, In volving a desert land entry near In <!io, In the Coachella valley. The case web decided against Frey in a hearing held in this city July 28, 1908. The general land office at Washing ton to whom Frey appealed after the decision of the local office, has In dorsed the action of the Los Angeles When tho land involved In the suit was bought by Smith it had a well on it valued at moro than $1000. Smith made Improvements bringing the total to tho amount required by law. Smith 1 title was contested by Frey, Prey claiming that Smith had not im proved uU claim as required, by law. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 19, 1910. NEWSBOY RUN DOWN AND INJURED BY AUTOMOBILE Vitrio Balladino May Have Sus tained Basal Fracture of the Skull Uneasy because hi 3 9-year-old eon, Vitrio, failed to return home before 9 o'clock and fearing that the lad might have been arrested for violating the curfew ordinance, Lamo Balladino of 6. ri2 Castelar street began a search for the missing boy and found him un conscious in Uie receiving hospital, suffering from a concussion of the brain and a possible basal fracture of the skull. The lad was selling papers near Third street and Broadway shortly after 5 o'clock last evening. He ran from behind an auto standing at the curb and attempted to cross the street. He darted in front of an automobile driven by J. F. Onerod of 1409 Wright street, waa knocked to the pavement and rendered unconscious. No one could Identify the victim, and not until tho father appeared waa the name of the lad learned. When tha police surgeons told the father that the boy was in a serious condition Balladino burst Into tears and in broken English declared he would never allow the lad to sell papers any more. The father stated he is employed as a bootblack and as his meager earnings are not sufficient to support the family the Injured boy assisted by Belling papers. TOT CRYING FOR 'MA-MA' IS FOUND ON STREET Police Restore Little Wanderer to Worried 'Grammy' Three-year-old Marie Smith couldn't find her way home, so she was lost, and so, also, she cried, and thus a policeman found her wandering along East Seventh street, near Central ave nue, yesterday afternoon. She was taken to central police headquarters, and there her dirty face and hands were washed and Bhe waa placed In the care of the matron. Her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Bargin, who lives with tho child's mother at 549 Crocker street, rushed into the sta tion an hour after the child had been found and anxiously inquired the whereabouts of a child nnbwerliijj the description of little Marie. In a mo ment .she was in the matron's depart ment showering kisses on tho face of her grandchild. COUNCIL TO SUBMIT TO VOTE DICE-SHAKING LAW Guy W. Eddie, city prosecutor, has asked the city council to submit to a vote of the people the question of dice shaking at cigar stands. The letter to the council was sent In the name of the police commission, and last night the commission indorsed Mr. Eddie's action. This question was voted on at tho last general municipal election through an initiative ordinance placed on the ballot through the efforts of the Church federation. It was defeated by a good-sized majority, but Mr. Eddie and the police commission believe that a resubmlssion of the question would result In a different vote. SACRAMENTO MAN SLAYS LODGER HE SUSPECTED SACRAMENTO, July IS.—Joseph Duarte was shot twice and killed this murning by Manuel Francis at whose house be had been a boarder for four or five months. The murderer stated that he feared. Duarte was stealing the affections of his wife and was con- Bptring to get hla property, fo when the latter ordered him out of his own house this morning he killed him to Stop further trouble. Francis has been a resident of Sac ramento for many years and has ac cumulated considerable property. LIGHTNING BURNS BARN BAN DIEGO, July 18.—Struck by lightning at 8 o'clock this morning, the big barn on tho Monte Vista ranch at Jamacha, cant of San Diego, whs burned to liic ground. In tho meantime in tr adjacent to Jamacha ex oi c i>f tho worst thunder storms in a number of years. The de ■ d barn belonged to Joseph W. Sefton, Jr., a young banker of thin city, and was valued at $6000. ASKS COUNTY TO LOWER VALUATION Los Angeles Gas and Electric Co. Wants Franchise Assess ment Reduced BOARD POSTPONES ACTION County Assessor Claims Corpora tion Refused Statement on Value of Stock The county board of equalisation yesterday received application from the T,ns Angeles Gaa and Electric cor» porntion for tho reduction of the as sessment on its franchise from $1,639, --000 to $1.3«2,00O. Attorney Herbert J. Qoudgre appeared for the company. The company asked for the reduc tion, claiming that tho assessment placed on the whole company ex ceeded the total value of its stocks nnd bonds. Assessor Hopkins Informed the board that when he made the as sessment he could get no statement from tho company ns to the value of the stocks and bonds, while now tho company claims that they are at par. Attorney Goudgo stated that no pro test was made against the valuations fixed on the company's tangible prop erty, but only on its franchise. He further stated that the total valuation fixed on the company by the county assessor was $6,402,020. and it should hive been $6,125,000, which 1b 50 per cent of the valuation of Its stocks and bonds. Tho attorneys produced from a representative of the company in which It was set forth that the stock of the company amounts to $7, --2 pays a dividend of 6 per cent and is bonded for $5,000,000 at 5 per cent. Assessor Hopkins then asked the at torney why the company had made a statement to the city In January show ing tlir.t Its property was valued at $18,448,421 This proved to be a hard question for the company's representative to answer, but something was said about it being done for rate-fixing purposes. Attorney Goudge stated that the city regulated the raise of the company so hb to give It only a 6 per cent divi dend, and that stock at 6 per cent could not he worth more than par. The board then took the application for a reduction under advisement, and will act on it during the latter part of the week. WOULD LOCATE CHANNEL OF COLORADO RIVER Applications for permission to locate permanently the channel of the Colo rado river through the Palo Verde val ley, beginning at the south line of the Colorado Indian reservation, near Ehr enberg, Ariz., and extending to the Narrows, has been filed In tha United States engineer's office by J. H. Lever ing. Charles T. Leeds, United States en gineer, says that a map showing the exact location of the work proposed to be done will be on exhibition in his office, 723 Central building, until 11 a. m. Thursday, July 28. Persona In terested are Invited to inspect the map and submit In writing, in duplicate, any objections, based on navigation Inter ests, they may have to make to the pro posed work. BUILDING ORDINANCE IS UPHELD BY COURT Judge "Wellborn, In a decision ren dered yesterday in the case of Florence B. Crampton against the city of Los Angeles, upheld the city building ordi nance, the validity of the ordinance having been attacked In the complaint In the case. The plaintiff, a resident of Vermont, filed suit November 2, 1908, asking for an injunction to re strain the city authorities from prose cuting her for not equipping her three story building at the northwest corner of Fifth and San Pedro streets with standpipes. The complaint was demurred to by attorneys for the city, which demurrer was yesterday sustained. The plain tiff is given ten days to amend the complaint. RUSH OF COLONISTS TO CALIFORNIA PREDICTED That there will be another great rush of colonists to California is In dicated by advices received from Chicago yesterday by the passenger department of the Rait Lake road. The colonist rates are to be the same this year as last. The selling dates are to be from August 25 to September 1. Inclusive, and from October 1 to Oc tober 15, inclusive. Tickets will be solfl at the colonist rate from Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis and St. Paul, and from Kansas City, Omaha and other Missouri river points to points In California. LABORER IS BURIED UNDER TONS OF EARTH While working In an excavation at the Buena Vista street bridge, Jose Nopoleton, a laborer, was buried be neath several tons of earth that became dislodged and was dug out almost suf focated. He suffered a broken back and several fractured ribs. He was taken to tho Crocker street hospital, where the surgeons stated last night there are no chances for his recovery. BUTTE CHIEF OF POLICE SUSPENDED; GRAFT CHARGED BUTTTC, Mont., July IS.—Chief of Police Winne, against whom charges of misapplication of funds have been preferred, was suspended from office today by Mayor Nevln, pending an In vestigation of the case by the police commission. Three patrolmen, who It Is charged were involved In gTaft operations In the restricted district, also were sus pended today by the mayor. Mayor Nevln ha* announced that he will com pletely reorganize tho police force of BUtte, If necessary, In order to sup press petty grafting. SEEK MOTHER OF DYING SON Tho pollco were appealed to yester day to locate Mrs. Kate Dresler, who is believed to be living at Manhattan Beach. Her son William Is said to be dying in St. Loula, according to a tele gram received by Chief of Police <!ai loway yesterday from Mrs. Addle Mangel uf that city. h AMCT nfPADTMfHT.SmDf WFST OF CHICAGO ————— Boys' en« (%P ri - l\ **) Hydegrade $ 1 .7$ Knickers 50c (XWrrc£\)loi l \VflPlfk PettiCoatSat in the full-cut A\^U|\ls^aWHiV^ >" -triped Hyde knickerb ock c r I^BBMw^gsHnrafHia streets- 1 grade in a big va ::• , le ,t;rt 1 mrogBSHiTO-wa streets 1 nx: ■:::;' stripes and mix- * j = - " with accordion tures Well made B«y ?l Je> liL tt*' ht'pnrd'* rhPfl"'- I"'' Mrlpe^aml 0 A plaiting. Close and finished; sizes I*—* brom>- tnn and wlth TT>t "'""' X£l fitting, adjustable 3t016v c a r s Mll two-v«nt bark., Bllf tto 8 y<>ar f ■ waist band. ANNUAL iIVE. ULIi I liU I lUlf OMLL fiiiiiUnL ■ i ™ •■ ** . ' Our Notion sales are always a matter of interest, but this annual Sc sale has made a reputa tion that is perennial, and every woman in Los Angeles looks forward to it. The savings to be made are wonderful. Make up your list and be on hand early this morning. Buy little need fuls for the whole season. White Silk Buttons, 16 to 24 lignes. r p Translucent Collar Supports in black Cp Special for the Annual Sale, dozen Jb and white. Special today, per card UU 5-JL 2 spls Parnlnjt Cotton, blk., white. 2 Steel Bodkins. spool, price today JBBf /T £* Aluminum Hair Pins, 2 doz: special. 2 Boxes Invisible Hair Pins today F»—' f 1 , 12 Safety Pins; blk. or ■w-hlto; nickel. Machine Needles for all machines fcmC'mV %J Fnclish pins: 400 count; 2 papers. Mend'g Tissue; convonlont & lianrty kBW)L Berry Cube Toilet Pins; blk., white. Bolt Linen Tape, all widths; spoil. "*^@ Fneflsh Pins, solid heads, 360 count. . Ball Mercerized Fr. Darning Cotton g* W 7 Crochet Hooks ln bone or steel. Large Cabinet AVlre Hair I'lns; spl mm Knittlnß Cotton; white; all numbrs. Skirt Banding In all colors; special , -^--^ r Four Bteel Knitting Needles; sped. ; Bolt Finishing; Bruld, assorted, wht I r v, P p vpr Jhl« tLo Measure- -special Card non-rustnbie Honks and Eyes; 12 Invisibles. Sale of Couch Covers-Four Big Lots tn „„• . »i_ umlprnrlrnl. A wide variety of hand»..me designs and color <onihln»(lon»—ati.ona them excellent re pridnrtion- ol ■ th" ex^n^; Oriental 6^? No'hta. will so »r..»h,n the appearan.e of old f™ihln«s, or .o add t. the effectiveness of new ones w the right couch cover. Lot I- 51.50 Lot 2- $0.50 Lot 3- $X Lot 4-$7.00 couch covero |= ■—»■•> jt= Co«H r^. lj CJJJ.J*™ | — 60 inches covers; one ot almost a life- act replicas of wlfle ana » ■ tho best values t)me . Heavy, closoly woven benutirul Oriental rugs. In feet lone. Made of gooa. wo have , v . r b( . en .bl. to tapestry. In handsome designs. colorings an <1 griffs? PerectS re- otter Wonderfully rich col- Oriental patterns. Wld. weaves. Soft clo-o pile, verslble. will give o"n»; Persian effect, in a enough for the widest san- and mo .t harmonious Kood se'rvlc" t««htly woven tapestry. ttary couch. ihadlng.. Clearance Prices on Our Untrimmed Hats We've marked our untrimmed hat shapes with prices that will send them out in a rush. Bar gains will vanish rapidly in this department today. Be one of the first comers. Japanese and Italian braids. In white. ■■* Hats that formerly sold for $2.50 and $2.05. 4B| J and burnt and black and colored chips. HI |P Included are Tuscans in many styles and I \ large assortment of now shapes. |J li high grade Japanese straws, tn black and |IJ | Take your choice of these for 0n1y.... ww burnt. They'll go fast at T. I #5 and $6 Lingerie Dresses $3.98 —In The "Basement Store" _J URGES COUNCIL TO RUSH SOCIAL CLUB ORDINANCE Schmidt Cited to Show Why Sa loon License Should Not Be Revoked Censuring the city council to some extent because of the delay In passing the new llauor ordinance that was promised months ago, the police com mission last night voted to request the council to take speedy action on th<; ordinance, or at least on that part of It fixing a license and regulation of so-called social clubs. "The social club situation is a dis grace to this city," said Commissioner Topham. "I have a list of about 200 of these-, so-called clubs. These places are nothing but blind pigs, that soil liquor indiscriminately without paying any li cense fee for the privilege and without any kind of regulation." The commission also Instructed Chief Galloway to close all the doors between saloons and adjoining restaurants and halls, and tear out the booths In the saloons. . . "Under the terms of the present ord inance," said Commissioner Wellborn, "the saloon men are discovering that they do not need restaurant licenses and are giving them up voluntarily, serving the liquor in the adjoining res taurants from the saloons. bHM cases the saloon men have simply hired a large hall next to the saloon, have placed tables and chairs in then halls and are serving women at these Utta The situation In this respect Is much worse now than it has been in Helm Schmidt, to appear at the meeting next Monday night and show cause why his saloon license at 244 South Main street should not be revoked. The evidence against the place was secured by Commission ers Topham and Wellborn. Schmidt conducts what he calls the Eureka cote at"his number and formerly held a taurant liquor permit as well as a sa loon license. The commission revoked the restaurant prmit, and now the sa loon is In jeopardy. BOOSTS LOS ANGELES' COOL SUMMER WEATHER X "W Cason, secretary of the South ern" California Hotel Men's association. returned Sunday evening from a month's trip throughout the east, when he was called on business re cently. Mr. Cason describes the weath er encountered on his trip as being unbearable and expressed wonder that more tourists do not come to Southern California In the summertime and es cape the hot weather. While Mr. Canon would make no statement regarding the matter it is believed that his trip resulted in tying un lor a long term a very valuable piuce of Los Angeles real estate. 3 TIMES AROUND GLOBE COSTS TRAMP BUT $7.61 Has Roving Habit but Seldom Pays Carfare "A No. 1, the champion tramp of the world," arrived in Los Angeles yesterday, and before leaving for Seattle will place "A No. 1" on many places, Just to show he has been hero. This queer sign forms a trail of 474,870 miles around the world, ho having Journeyed the above distance three times around the globe since 1883, at a total cost for railway fare of $7.61. This man, who cannot resist the roving hubit, asks favors of no one, and would sooner steal a ride than travel on a pass. He earns a livelihood by carving queer faces on potatoes and selling them for .souvenir*, al«o by selling postal cards bearing his photo and autograph. t^fe||i» Summer Vacation & v/UlUvlvlJL JIV.Cv/1 CdHvli ■ JVhy Not the —- Yosemite Valley The Most Wonderful Park in the World Make Your Reservation Pullman standard sleeper from Los Angeles dally at 9:20 p. m. to Merced, connecting with Yosemite Valley R. R. for El Portal at Park Boundary, 12-mlle stage ride thence to Sentinel Hotel In heart of tho valley. v Full Information in Los Angeles Office 600 SO. SPRING ST. 600 Southern Pacific '■•';• '/, ■"-■.'. ' N. ,'',:>>■■■.■:■'•"- ■ ■ nWM— ll In telling of his wanderings yester day he said: "You would not believe mo^. yet It Is true that I realize that my end will be the same as that of 90 per cent of all tramps—an accident. That Is why I have provided a decent burial place for myself. I received a modal and $1000 cash from the Police Gazette In 1894 as a prize for beating my way from New York to San Fran cisco In eleven days and six hours. , spent $750 of this amount for a plot and tombstone In a cemetery at Cam bridge Springs, Mass." "A No. 1" has cards from railroad officials showing that he has averted several wrecks and saved many lives throughout the east. THINK LIVES LOST WHITING, Ind., July IS.—A <Ji.sr«an tled 35-foot gasoline launch was dis covered drifting oft shore late yester day and the police believe that Its oc cupants had been drowned. Several scraps of clothing, a man's complete attire and various women's garments wore found in the Tmlf filled boat. A piece of paper with tho words "Oood by, Mary," was found.. There wa3 no name on the boat.