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Play at Belasco Theater Abounds
in Amusing Lines and
Droll Situations
One of the best things about "Tho
Widow's Might," now playing at the
HelaHco, is the name. Everyone won
ders why it is that kind of might in
stead of the other, the "mite" which
early scriptural lessons taught. It
takea a lot of waiting to find tho an
swer to this, but when It comes It
proves worth while. This widow not
'inly "might," but what is more, she
does. She does all sorts of remarkable
•nnd feminine things. After refusing
In nipijl fire -uccession four men who
love her and propose to her for tho
double purpose of securing their own
happlnCM and also their fortune, she
suddenly accepts the only man in the
room who does not want to marry her
and whoso few stammering remarks
she construes Into a proposal, albeit
they are uttered with an entirely dlf
farent intent.
There are various amusing lines, and
Home amusing; situations In this play.
The loading role, that of the widow,
designed originally for Lillian Russell,
i» iilayed by Miss Oakley. She fits
Into the part of the fascinating, de
lightful and Inconsequential woman
admirably. The smiles, petulances and
vagaries of this widow become doubly
charming and pardonable under tho
spell of Miss Oakley's personality and
she has never looked lovelier than In
her first act costume, although the
oriental effect of the ball gown Is un
deniably attractive. Mrs. Henry Wil
liam Puffer was delightfully played by
Ida Lewis. She read the part of the
good-hearted newly rich woman with
keen appreciation of all the humors
it contained. Miss Roslna Henley
made her first appearance In the In
genue role of Beryl Quarrler. Miss
Henley Is from a family distinguished
fur histrionic attainments. She re
ceived a pleasant greeting from the
audience last night.
The four men, all in love with the
widow, all prosperous Wall street bro
kers and all classed under the title of
"Billy's friends," were played by
Frank Camp, Harry Andrews, Charles
Giblyn and Charles Ruggles.
William Yearance made an able vil
lain and James Applebee was de.light
ful in the role of Puffer, a wealthy
button manufacturer. Dick Vivian
really Is a delightful Juvenile and he
did full credit to the part of Richard
Wall, the misunderstood youngster
who Is nearly married by a woman he
does not want for a wife.
One of the noticeable bits of the
piece Is the butler Hampton played by
David Edwin. No more finished act
ing was to be seen on the stage than
his work In this part last night. A
number of delightful musical numbers
wan given off stage for which the
program gave credit to Miss .Adele
• • •
Oscar Wilde was the subject of much
Interest last week when Richard Bur
ton called his writings to mind in the
course of lectures on modern drama
Which he delivered here. He comes
more vividly to the attention of all
playgoers this week, when his "Pic
ture of Dorian Gray" Is presented at
the Orpheum.
Dramatic form suits this story, and
when It is enlivened as tt Is with many
of the most brilliant and biting epi
grams from the great writer's various
works It becomes a Bcintlllant and
highly Interesting sketch. It is sure
to attract Interest and attention from
students, and especially those dramat
ists who have tried their own hand at
making over a story Into a play. The
success attained In this dramatization
by Edward Davis is decided. To be
sure, he has excellent material to draw
upon, and he has cleverly built up the
dialogue of the piece so that in his
role of Sir Henry Wottan, the pessim
ist he has opportunity to enunciate the
most brilliant of those utterances for
which Oscar Wilde was so noted. Mr.
Davis has contrived an excellent ve
hicle for vaudeville use, and one In
which he appears to distinct advan
tage. He has a fine speaking voice
and admirable presence. The closing
lines of the sketch are taken from "The
Ballad of Reading Gaol," and Mr.
Davis delivered them with marked
eloquence and feeling which made
them most impressive. In addition he
plays the piano well and offers an ac
companiment to one of his own songs
which is sung in the act.
Miss Adele Blood enacts the beauti
ful Dorian Gray to excellent advan
tage. Undeniably beautiful, she real
izes completely the enthusiastic praises
of her which precede her entrance to
the stage. She has also good dramatic
ability, and In the moment when she
thinks she has killed her lover shows
a nlt:o portrayal of passion and re-
Templar Saxe playß the third part in
the sketch, the artist, and sings well
the two songs which are allotted him.
Scenlcally the sketch Is beautiful,
although there are perhaps moro colors
In the light than make for the perfec
tion of artistry. Miss Blood wears
beautiful costumes, and the Mueha
poster windows are an effective intro
duction into the arrangement of the
There are other things on the bill
this week well worthy of mention.
There is James Thornton—back again.
"Mention" is all he needs; he Is stand
ard. The Imperial Musicians are 13 in
number and 75 in horsepower, If har
monious noise is their measure. They
appear in hussar garb and do a brass
blowing stunt that makes your ears
ring and your heart beat anew. It's
an excellent turn. Heir Apdale has a
miscellaneous collection of animals co
perfectly trained that tho little brown
bear appears to know as much as
ordinary people, and even the ant eater
shows signs of human intelligence, the
while the canines and felines frolic
gleesomely together. It's ona of the
best animal acts ever seen here—the
very best since Minnie, the elephant,
went away. Marlon Murray and her
company, the eccentric <Cr.avato, Prin
gle and Whiting and jolly Vanny Rice,
with a new stunt, make up the rest.
All In all It's a wonderfully interesting
bill, one of the strongest this theater
has offered since the Road Show.
At the Mason opera house Frederic
Thompson will for the week begin
ning Monday, August 22, present "The
Spendthrift," the latest dramatic work
of Porter Emerson Browne, whose "A
Fool There Was" has given him a
position among American dramatists.
The piece is a "vital drama of today,"
and deals primarily with the extrava
gance and wasted opportunities of a
class of women who are numerous in
certain strata of society. The basic
theme of "The Spendthrift" appealed
to Browne for a long time before he
set his thoughts on paper and when
he did he put into hio writing all
the vitality with which the idea was
invested during the mental evolution.
It is the story °f an extravagant
wife who lives far and away beyond
her husband's income and which brings
ruin and disaster in its wake. Every
body will be interested in witnessing
Mr Browne's story of such a timely
Miss Marian M. McClure, Who Will
Be Married in Berean Hall Tonight
topic. Mr. Thompson will present the
piece here in the same lavish manner
that characterizes all his productions
and the acting company, headed by
Doris Mitchell, Is promised to 1 be an
organization of superlative strength.
• • •
Daniel Frohman has arranged with
the management of the Belasco com-
pany for the 'initial production of two
new plays. Mr. Frohman will come
to Los Angeles and will personally
assist in making- the productions which
are scheduled for the early fall.
In Hoyt's "A Contented Woman,"
which will be played at the Belasco
next week, Ida Lewis will have a cap
ital opportunity for some telling com
edy work as Aunt Jim, the strong
minded woman who Is a firm believer
in equal suffrage and whose advocacy
of the cause of votes for women is
carried as far as tho adoption of male
attire, even to the wearing of "pants."
In the Belasco production Richard
Vivian will be seen as the office hunt-
Ing husband, while Helene Sullivan
will head the feminine contingent.
The returns from the primary elec
tions will be announced from the stage
of the Burbank theater at the per
formance of "The Talk of New York"
tonight. Although the returns will not
be complete at the time the musical
comedy Is ended It Is believed that the
trend of the vote will be manifested by
that time.
• • •
Another of the Eastern Star theater
parties was held at the Burbank last
night. Two hundred members of Loy
alty chapter No. 217 and thefr friends
occupied seats on the lower floor. The
affair was In charge of Mrs. Ada Whit
ing:, worthy matron, and Elmer Heimor,
worthy patron. This is the fourth
Eastern Star lodge to give a theater
party at the Burbank this summer.
. . •
"The Talk of New York" will be the
last of the musical comedies at the
Burbank, and this lively show promises
to be even more popular than "Little
Johnny Jones," from the dimensions
of the audiences since the opening per
formance. A. Byron Beasloy has re
turned from his vacation, and rehear*
sals began yesterday for "Salvation
Nell," the big drama in which Mrs.
Fiske starred for some time. Prepara
tions are being made to give this play
a big scenic equipment.
• • •
"The Sausage Maker," a concoction
of songs, dances and comedy, is the
vehicle in which Alphin and*Fargo of
. the Olympic are introducing Ollie
Mack, their new Irish comedian, to
their patrons. The pair, with the as
sistance of Monte Carter in Hebrew
roles, get away with some comic sit
uations. One of these is the burlesque
Apache dance, in which the Teuton
and Hibernian portray the dance of the
Paris slums which Dave Morris and
Hazel Douglas depict a few minutes
The scene of the travesty is laid In
gay Paree, In one of the risque cafes
■where some rich Americans are seek
ing adventure. The rich Americans,
Mack, Mendel and Cohen, are placed
in all sorts of amusing situations. Tho
funmakers score first as Impersonating
Spanish toreadors later as Turkish
nabobs and finally reach the limit of
merriment with a burlesque boxing
bazaar. .
The Transatlantic .Four add choice
selections, while all the principals and
chorus appear in new song hits. Miss
Gene Hathaway, the prinia donna, is
seen, in a character role to advantage
with a travesty hobble skirt on. The
rest of the cast, Including Walter
Spencer, Gale Henry, Dave Morris and
Rosie Cohan, have suitable parts ably
handled. ... -
» * •
Complications galore ensue In "A
Mixed Mixup," the musical comedy
farce offering of the Princess musical
comedy company for the present week.
Comedy climaxes and dramatic situa
tions pile fast, one upon the other.
Fred Ardath seems in his element In
the role of a young husband married
for money to an extremely jealous
wife. The plot of the piece centers
about this unhappy pair and a friend
of theirs. The hubby of the Jealous
wife takes the friend's wife out to the
theater and to supper afterward. This
causes the complications, which are
not all solved until the final curtain is
George Spalding has the role of the
friend, and with Ardath as a team
mate does neat comedy work. The part
of his gay and pretty wife is taken
by Bessie HHI In an admirable man
ner The Jealous wife of the playlet Is
portrayed by Geraldine Woods with
her usual aptitude for eccentric char
acter parts. Earl Hall also breaks Into
the realm of comic eccentricity as an
elderly uncle with "Foxy Grandpa
The Interpolated musical numbers of
the playlet are an especial feature this
week. Bessie Hill comes to the front
with "I'd Like to Furnish a Flat for
You" while Lillian Hoffman is feat
ured in "When the Lights Are Low,"
admirably and melodiously sung.
George Spaldlng's offering is "Gee, I
Wish I Had My Old Girl Back Again."
Angle North, the new ingenue, makes
a bid for applause and gets it with a
picturesque musical specialty, "Mex
ico." Altogether this may be safely
called a banner week at the First street
comedy cavern.
The new Sullivan & Consldlne bill,
consisting of six new splendid acts,
opened at the Los Angeles theater to
a capacity audience yesterday after
noon. The bill is headed by Mildred
Stoller In her impersonations of noted
actresses and Watson, Hutchings and
Edwards In the big fun festival called
"Schmalz's Night Off." The bill will
be reviewed in tomorrow's issue.
• • •
The next production of the Glrton
stock company at the Grand opera
house will be James Kyrle McCurdy's
successful play, "Yankee Doodle De
tective." Mr. McCurdy not only wrote
the play but made two unusually suc
cessful starring tours throughout this
country In It. The piece might be
called a melodramatic comedy, for It
is an equal combination of the melo
dramatic element and good, bright
comedy. The play has never been seen
in this city and should prove an ex
cellent offering.
• • *
Lillian Hayward, one of the best
known stock actresses In this city and
perhaps one of the best feminine
"heavies" In the country, has Just been
engaged as a member of the Qlrton
company at the Grand opera house.
Miss Hayward may be remembered as
one of the biggest favorites of the old
Ulrlch stock company during Its many
successful seasons at the. Grand. She
has had unlimited stock experience and
should prove a strong addition to the
Glrton organization. She will make her
first appearance next Sunday after
noon as Kate Harrison In James Kyrle
McCurdy's detective play, "Yankee
Doodle Detective."
There are three holdovers at Levy's
cafe chantant this week, all popular
numbers. The dancer, La Sollta,
possesses several of the characteristics
of Miles Genee and Pavlowa, and these
combined with the Spanish tempera
ment make her an admirable artist.
This week she and her assistant have
prepared a folk dance familiar among
the people of southern Spain. M. Or
tiz possesses a number of medals for
dancing, bestowed by dignitaries of
the court of Spain and the king him
self. His work is a considerable as
set to La Solita's grace and charm
of Interpretation. "La Paloma" is
the song chosen by the little dancer
for this week, and with the guitar and
castanets, Spanish dress and typically
Spanish girl, a corner of Spain seems
to be before the audidhce.
There have been a number of trios
at Levy's, but none seem to have hit
the popular note so well as Rogers,
Stewart and Elwood. These singers
present the latest songs with swing
and dash. They rendered six num
bers and many encores yesterday. The
solo work this week is left to Mr. El
wood, whose voice is well worth at
Bob Albright continues to surprise
the newcomers and please the patrons
of last week who heard his work. His
act is entertaining from beginning- to
end, combining "Melba" imitations,
yodellng, coon songs and the different
voice parts In the "Sextet from Lucia."
Albert Green, a newcomer, possesses
a well trained, strong bass voice, which
ma to advantage. Hlb phrasing
of "AHeep in the Deep" was especial
ly gcod, and the old song seemed to
take nn ww beauties through his in
terpretation. The Kammermeyer or
chestra offers interesting programs.
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 15.—X. N.
Brown, president of the National Rail
ways of Mexico, has been appointed
vice president In charge of mainten
ance of the Pan American railway by
President David E. Thompson of that
"Your son looks so very much like
your daughter, Mrs. Raymond," said
the friend. "Are they alike In temper
"Not a bit. She's easy to handle, but
that boy I can't do anything with.
Why I can't keep him at home at all;
he's continually running away for days
"I'll tell you what to do. Put him
in girl's clothes and I'll gamble he
won't move out of your back yard! '
"You don't know my boy. I tried
that scheme!" ■
"Surely he didn't appear on the
street In his sister's clothes?"
"Didn't he? He hadn't been in them
ten minutes, when his sister's fellow
came along, and, seeing him sitting in
the hammock with a book, invited him
out to the theater and supper; and he
wentl"—National Monthly.
The wedding of Miss Marian M. Mr-
Clure, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. V.
McClure of I,eotl street, and Edward
Koasbey of Marysvllle will be Bolemn-
Ised this evening In Berean hall, Tem
ple auditorium, the Rev. Robert J. Bur
dette reading: the marriage lines In the
presence of over 400 guests. Imme
diately after the ceremony Mr. Keas
hey will take his bride for a wedding
trip, and they will make their home in
Chlco, Cal. ,
Announcement Is made of the mar
riage of Miss Rose McKenzle, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McKenzle of
West Twenty-ninth street, to Delbert
A. Reese of Ventura. The ceremony
was performed. Wednesday evening at
the residence of the bride's parents, the
Rev. W. a. Mills of San Pedro officiat
ing. The house was beautifully deco
rated with pink and white asters,
amaryllls and ferns. The bridal party
stodd under a canopy of ferns and pink
tulle, studded with pink and white
asters, the background of Woodwardia
ferns making a delicate setting.- Hang-
Ing baskets of ferns and flowers were
also used. . The bride's table was cov
ered with bridesmaid's roses, and pink
carnations were used on the other
tables in the dining room. The bride
wore a soft white gown with a coronet
of orange blossoms holding the tulle
veil, and carried a shower of bride
roses. The maid of honor, Miss Beula
Fraser, was attired in a gown of cream
popllnette and carried, a shower of pink
carnations. After a wedding trip Mr.
and Mrs. Reese will be at home in Ven
tura, where Mr. Reese is connected
with the light and power company.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Caldwell of Orange
street announce the marriage of their
daughter. Miss Elizabeth Lucille Cald
well, to George B. Zartman, which was
solemnized in San Francisco July 20.
After a wedding trip to the Mulr woods
Mr. and Mrs. Zartman returned to Los
Angeles and are domiciled at the Wll
helm apartments, where-they will re
main until their own home Is com
Announcement is made of the mar
riage of Miss Elizabeth Noran of Chi
cago to Dr. Robert V. Day of Los An
geles. After a wedding trip Dr. and
Mrs. Day are passing the month at
Balboa Beach and will make their home
in Los Angeles.
In honor of Miss Mary L. Jones, who
was the former librarian, many affairs
have been given recently. Mrs. Horace
R. Boynton of South Flgueroa street
entertained with a tea Wednesday aft
ernoon with eight covers, and Miss
Olive Percival of the Garvanza Arroya
will entertain In her honor Saturday.
Miss Jones, who is the guest of Mrs.
George F. Wadleigh in South Hope
street, Is now librarian at Bryn Mawr
college, and will leave for Philadelphia
the first week in September.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Brent, who have
recently returned from an auto trip
through the north and Tahoe, have re
turned and will entertain with a din
ner at their home in Berkeley square
Saturday evening. Covers will be laid
for thirty.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Nesbitt of 3550
Eagle street entertained with a dinner
Sunday evening In honor of their sister
and brother, Mr. and Mrs. Elmonte
Allen of 2428 West Twenty-ninth place,
who will leave for a tour of four
months In the east. The table was
decorated with a profusion of aspara
gus ferns and covers were laid for Mr.
and Mrs. John A. Short, Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Kraemer, Mr. and Mrs. Fenton
Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Montrose Allen,
Miss Ethel Allen, Miss Sarah Douglas,
Miss Rose Crocker, Miss Anna Hedge
pech, James Parker, Joseph Allen,
David Porter and John J. Crocker.
Mis Addle Cunningham of West
Twenty-third street entertained with a
luncheon at her home Saturday after
noon in honor of Mrs. Gertrude B. Kelly
of Boston. The table was adorned with
sweet peas and ferns, and covers were
laid for Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Booker, Mrs.
Cavenaugh and the Misses Gilman,
Snyder, Sherer and Katherlne Ca
' ■ ♦■
Mr. and Mrs. M. Wielaanof,- 1438
Maple avenue, are passing the week at
Matllija Springs.
■ fr
Miss Gertrude Beatty and her sister,
Miss Mame Beatty of 1201 West Thirty
seventh place, are passing the month at
Mrs. H. M. Barton, who has taken a
cottage at Balboa, entertained for the
week end recently Mrs. Edward D.
Silent and Miss Margaret Goetz.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harrington of
the Angeles hotel and Mr. and Mrs.
Willard Stimson of the Alexandra, who
are traveling In Europe, are at Copen
hagen. .
Mrs. E. A. Neiley of West Twentieth
street, who has been visiting in Boston
and the east for the past few months,
returned home last week. Mr. Neiley
returned, last week.
-*- _
Mrs. E. B. Reed of Magnolia avenue
is passing the summer at Long Beach
and will not return to the city until
September 1.
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Mrs. J. Blakewell and Miss Bernlta
Blakewell, accompanied by the Misses
June and Leigh Whlttemore, are en-.
Joying an outing at Catalina. ,
Maj. G. H. Slsson of the Van Nuys
hotel is entertaining 1 his niece, Miss
Alice May of San Francisco, for a few
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rasmusmer of
Long Beach, who recently returned
from a three months' trip abroad, are
the house guests of Mr. and Mrs! Harry
King Snyder in West Fifty-first street.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Wallace of Har
vard boulevard will leave this week on
a trip through the mountains of British
Dr. and Mrs. Edward Dillon, who
have been passing the month at Santa
Barbara, have returned home. They
were accompanied by Miss Mollie Dil
lon, Mrs. Daniel G. Grant and Richard
Mr. and Mrs. Erasmus Wilson of 7
Chester place, Mrs. W. W. Norris (Miss
Mary Banning), Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
MeConnell of Hollywood, Mrs. Emma
Markham, D. M. Markham, A. D. Reith
muller, Prof. S. T. Black, Miss Pauline
T. Black, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bushnell,
Mrs. Alice H. Dodd, Judge E. G. Henry,
Mrs. Frank Osborne, Mr. and Mrs.
S. W. Parker, Mrs. Frances L. Hoe,
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Swope, Peter
Thompson, Dr. and Mrs. James Trot
ter and Count Yon, Wermolt will leave
early in September on an extended tour
around the world, visiting Honolulu,
Japan, China, Korea, Manchuria, Malay
peninsula, Java, Burma, India, Cey
long and Egypt, after which an ex
tended tour will be made through
Europe. D. F. Robertson, manager
steamship department German-Ameri
can Savings bank, will conduct this
"My boy, the time to save is when
you're young."
"Because when you're married, you
won't be able to."—Detroit Free Press.
119-229 S. BBOADWAI. C^^ * *»*-»• a. Mil* •* ™
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Sctiultz, Arrested Here, Admits
Committing Crime on the
Lancaster Ranch
(Continued from Fatre Onol
turned over to him. After a short
talk with the accused, the sheriff
placed the handcuffs on Schultz and
took him to the county jail.
Schultz was taken into the waiting
room at the county Jail. He calmly
setected a chair and awaited develop
ments. At first he appeared calm and
collected, but finally the suspense be
gan to tell on him, and he became
nervous, shifting his feet about on the
floor and rubbing him hands together
and passing them across his face. After
a short delay an official interpreter was
summoned and Schultz was taken into
another room, where, in the presence
of several witnesses, he related the
grewsome details of the murder.
"My name is Otto Schultz," said the
accused in a tremulous, husky voice. "I
was born in Shoenberg, Mecklenburg-
Schwerin, Germany, twenty-three years
ago. I left Germany April 4 this year
for America, and arrived in California
April 30. My father and mother are
living and reside in Ganz> a small
town not far from Berlin."
Sheriff Hammel then warned the ac
cused that anything he might say
would be used against him and if he
wanted to tell the story of the murder
he was at liberty to do so.
"If I ant to s»y all about It I can
tell you how It happened," replied
Schultz as he settled himself In a
chair and began his story.
"I was feeding the chickens and
turkeys there," continued the prisoner,
"and as I was feeding thm I was giv
ing them some corn which was against
Mrs. Castine's orders. She came up
to me, and in getting away I stepped
on the neck of one of the chickens, and
as Mrs. Castine became excited over
trifles she started to scold, and I an
swered her. She called me names in
German and Maid I was a son of a dog
and a son of a tramp.
"I answered her that I was not a son
of a tramp. Then things went on that
way, and in her excitement she got
hold of a stick like the handle of a
rake and went for me. I told hold of
something and hit her back. Well, I'd
been fixing up a spade there, and it
was the first thing I saw when she
came for me. I gold hold of the lower
end of the thing—the blade—and hit
her over the head with the handle.
"She fell over in a faint, then I gave
her a few more and went into my
room. I sat there for an hour or two.
It seems that I came to my senses
after I had reached mv room. I was
afraid and it occurred to me that I
had done something terrible and did
not know what to do.
"When I stepped out and found her
where she had dropped, then I bot
tled her—l mean I buried her. I dug
a grave and used the same spade to
dig the hole. It took me a little over
a quarter of an hour to dig the hole.
Then I buried her.
"I then went to my room, got my
things together, parked them and eat
around a little while longer. Then I
went away to Lancaster, boarded a
train and came to Los Angeles.
"I went to a baker. I don't know
the man's name, but it is somewhere
near the station. I went to the baker
to get something to eat and then re
turned to the station and went, to a
second bakery. There I struck work.
A woman there who spoke German di
rected me to a place on a street that
turns to the left from the station. I
went there and found work. I don't
know the name of the place or people,
but it is near the gas tank."
Sheriff Hummel then cross-examined
the prisoner. The latter answered
promptly and his story was not sha
Q. "This was Friday, the twelfth day
of this month, that you killed Mrs.
Schultz-Castine?" A. "Yes."
Q. "Mrs. Schultz-Castine borrowed a
horse and wagon, didn't she, on that
day?" A. "Yes."
Q. "Then she went to Lancaster,
didn't she?" A. "Yes."
Q. "And bought some provisions?"
A. "Yes."
Q. "You remained at the ranch?" A.
Q. "When she returned you were
feeding the chickens?" A. "Yes."
Q. "What did she do when she got
out of the wagon?" A. "She went to
the room."
Q. "What did she go to the room
for?" A. "To carry something Into
tho room."
Q. "Was It a bucket or a basket?"
A. "No."
Q. "When she came out of the room
did you have the trouble then?" A:
Q. "She had on a linen duster?" A.
Q. "Did she take off her gloves?"
A. "I think she had them on."
Q. "Did she have on a hat?" A.
Q. "How long had she been there
when the trouble commenced?" A.
"A few mlnute3."
Q. "How much money did she have?"
A. "Four dollars."
Q. "Did you take any of her money?"
A. "Four dollars, yes."
Q. "What is your brother's name?"
A. "Emil Schultz."
Q. "Where does he live?" A. "At
Q. "Mrs. Schultz-Castlne adopted
him as her son?" A. "Yes."
Q. "How long had your brother and
Mrs. Castine been on that ranch at
Lancaster?" A. "I can't tell exactly;
about seven or eight months."
Q. "Mrs. Schultz-Castlne was going
to give that ranch to your mother and
father when they came to America,
was she not?" A. "Yes; she said some
thing to that effect."
Q. "Are you any relation to Mrs.
Schultz-Castine?" A. "No."
Q. "Do you know where any of her
relatives live?" A. "I think one lives In
Berlin or Hamburg."
Q. "Is it a sister that lives In Ber
lin?" A. "I believe so."
Sheriff Hammel continued the ex
amination, asking the questions rapid
ly. Schultz never was at a loss for
an answer and replied Quickly and
The accused further stated that his
brother Emil, who is 111 at Lancaster
as the result of having kissed the lips
of the dead woman, was not a lieuten
ant in the German army, but was a
sergeant at the time of his discharge
from the service.
Schultz said that his father Is- a
wagonmaker. The prisoner said he
knows nothing about the husband of
the murdered woman, other than she
at one time had statod that Castine
•owned a large number of horses. The
accused said the dead woman had some
money, but he was ignorant of the
When asked whether she was expect
ing a remittance from Germany Schultz
shrugged his shoulders and replied:
"Well, she has some property there."
He was unable to say how much
money she expected. He was asked as
to why the dead woman used the name
of Schultz-Castine. The prisoner an
swered that she had adopted his broth
er and also took his name.
Schultz said that he used the bor
rowed team to carry his belongings to
the railroad station at Lancaster, then
returned it and went back to the house
and got two pairs of trousers.
The prisoner is a sunburned, thin,
anemic appearing person. He has
straw colored hair and eyebrows and
a thin, pale blonde mustache. He wore
a dark coat and vest and trousers, a
white shirt without a collar and well
worn shoes when he was taken into
custody. At times he appeared ill at
ease and toyed with his clothing in
a nervous manner. Frequently he
would place his hands to his lips and
bite his fingers. He seemed to have
no feeling of remorse and when led
away to his cell slouched along in a
careless manner.
When his effects were examined it
was found that he had taken a num
ber of certificates for several hundred
shares of mining stock issued to the
dead woman. The name of Mrs. Ger
trude Driggs, who now is in the county
jail under a prison sentence on a
charge of forgery, is signed to the cer
tificates. It is thought the murdf-rer
planned selling the stock in order to
realize enough money to defray his ex
penses to Germany, as he said he in
tended to stay in Los Anirclos for a
few weeks before starting on his long
The accused probably will be ar
raigned in the township court at Lan
caster within a few days.
Expresses Satisfaction at News.
Recovering from Poisoning
LANCASTER, August 15.—Emll
Schultz, son of Mrs. Freda Schulta
Castine, who was slain on her ranch
near Lancaster, is recovering. At first
physicians believed he was suffering
from blood poisoning as a result of
having kissed the face of the slain
woman when the body was exhumed
on the ranch. Today, however, his
swollen lips and cheeks were not bo
inflamed and It is believed he will
escape serious infection.
When informed that Otto Schulta
had been captured and had admitted
his guilt Emil expressed satisfaction
at the turn of affairs and then wept
piteously. On regaining his compos
ure he anxiously asked for details of
the capture and had them repeated to
him several times. He has not been,
left alone since brought to the hotel,
residents having taken turns at sit
ting near his bedside. He Informed one
of his friends that he does not want
to be left alone, explaining that the
horrible scenes connected with the
finding of the body constantly appear
to him.
Emil is anxious to go to Los Angeles
and confer with the sheriff, but will
obey the physician's instructions by
remaining in his room until his lips
and cheeks resume their normal con
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15.—Postmas
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a report that the committee on or
ganization of the postal savings bank
systems Is In favor of the use of cer
tificates of deposit instead of pass
books as previously decided on by tha
committee In framing Its tentative
The proposed system would render
unnecessary a great part of the book
keeping that would be Involved In the
passbook system, it is said.
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