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'My Opponent Stands Guard Be
tween Politicians and Prison
Doors/ Woolwine Shouts
Good Government Nominee Sums
Up Five Scandals in Which
He Accuses Opponent
Thomns I ••■■ Vtiiulu'iiie will speak to
night In llerlihy hall, over Model gro
cery store. Mltihlun road. South I'usii
ilena. Tills will be one of Ills closing
addresses and be promises to enmesh
lii. opponent in a net of proved accusa
The tumultuous applause of nearly
two thousand persons frequently punc
tuated a scathing arraignment of Capt.
J. D. Fredericks by Thomas Lee Wool
wine at a meeting of the Good Govern
ment organization at Simpson audito
rium last night. Sentence after sen
tence of the Good Government candl-
<J«to was closed with a period Of ap
plause by his auditors. The meeting
■urpaaaed in size and enthusiasm the
one held In the same building recently
by Fredericks.
"i have been told," said Mr. Wool
wino in the course of his speech, "that
a certain person said of me, "I beliovo
what Mr. Woolwino says is true, but
I will not vote for any man who slings
"What would you have me do? Close
my mouth to the whole Infamous busi
ness?" exclaimed Wool wine.
"No!" came the massed answer from
the packed auditorium.
Later in his speech Woohvlne said:
"If I have left anything to conjec
ture; if I have left anything- obscured,
or anything to be imagined, I -want you
to ask me questions. I want you to
;usk questions," he reiterated, and in
response a bass voice from the gallery
supplementetd, "Fredericks doesn't,"
followed by an enthusiastic titter.
"The big public service corporations
don't want me in office, nor do the
lawyers of those corporations," Wool
wine shouted.
"I have Ideas of righteousness and
justice, You ask whence they came?
I got them at my mother's knee, and
my father tought them to me also,
but in a different way. (Applouse.)
They taught me to be straight and be
Just and all else will follow, and these
teachings I have endeavored to keep
uppermost in my mind."
During the course of his speech Mr.
Wool wine said:
"My friends, there is nothing partic
ularly new or involved about the con
test that is being waged over the office
of district attorney in this county, nor
is there anything to astonish you In
the rranner in which the forces have
lined up on the two sides of the issues
Involved. The same conditions in a
large measure existed during Joseph
Folk's fight against the grafters in St.
Louis. The same forces that have been
at work trying to bring about the elec
tion of John D. Fredericks were at
work to defeat Judge Ben B. Lindsey
in Denver, and the story of the fight
of Francis J. Heney in San Francisco
p,nd hie fight for the office of district
attorney in that city is being repeated
right here in Los Angeles.
■ "In mentioning these illustrious
names It is not my purpose to attempt
to put myself in a class with men who
have rendered such valiant and last
ing service to the cause of human lib
erty; but what has been said and
■what will follow is only to illustrate
the similarity of . these battles for
eoual'ty and justice before the law.
.ld%ph W. Folk, in his wonderful light,
was. opposed bitterly by machine poli
ticians and by corporation attorneys.
Heney had the same opposition to con
tend with, only in a greater degree,
but Judge Lindsey's fight against cor
rupt influences in Denver overshadows
them all, for he hai been opposed not
only by all machine politicians and tho
lawyers for great corporations, but ho
tells us in the "Beast" (a book that
men who want to know the true condi
tions should read), that many minis
ters were so violent In their opposition
towart! him, or were so timid in their
desire to help, that he was denied sup
port from this quarter, even in the (ace
of the courageous and wonderful work
lie did for humanity "In uncovering
graft in high places, and in saving the
youth of the city of Denver.
"In the jiresc-nt instance \»e flml a
condition that is almost unbelievable.
Every grafter, every man who stands
for immunity to the hjgher-up, those
who wish to see the laws enforced
against the poor and helpless, and the
Influential law breakers go scot free,
some misguided ri iiisters, ami a few
attorneys fur the public utility corpo
rations, are standing for and urging
the election of John D. Fredericks to
the office of district attorney.
"Judge Lindsey, In the book that 1
have referred to, tells us about a dis
trict attorney in Denver who did the
very thing that John D. Frederick! has
consistently done, and that is to pro
tect grafting politicians and persons of
influence, and who sought to build Up >
reputation and to blind the people by
prosecuting the small offender. Judge
Lindsey goes on to show that this
faithless official in Denver was under
the Bame domination and control under
which Fredericks has labored for years.
The Denver district attorney was un
der the absolute domination and control
of the political bosses and public utility
corporations. Just as Fredericks has
I ii controlled and used by Walter
Parker and the people he represents.
"Is it possible that the people of I.os
Angeles county will be unabl" to read
the record of John D. Fredericks in
Its true light?' la he going to lie able
to blind the people of this county to
the corrupt, influences that have domin
ated and controlled him by a record of
bl'nd pig raids, and his activity against
the pttty offenders? It has always been
my opinion that if only the message
can be carried to the American people
they will respond in a patriotic and
Just way.
"That is what we have been trying
(Continued on I'ago tuur;
For Los AiirHi-h and vicinity: Somewhat
iihhckliml Saturday, nidi showers in moun-
In Ins; light east wind, changing to south.
Minimum temperature yesterday, 08 degrees;
minimum temperature, 58 degrees.
William Baker, evangelistic Hinder, found
dead In chair by his blind wife. PACE 1
Wnolwlne accuses Fredericks eft shielding
graft and Jailing helpless. PA(!K 1
W. 0, Hart, deputy United States district
court clerk, faces death when locked in
steel and concrete vault. PAGE 1
Returned, traveler says Los Angeles's Im
portance as Industrial center must be em
, phaslzed. , PAGE 4
11. R. McDonald, allured "daylight bur
glar," must face trial again after dis
agreement of Jury. PAGE 6
Debt on Wlwow Vldal's home grows at
rate of 10 per cent per quarter. PAGH 5
Sole of $2,2.10,000 worth of aqueduct bonds -
rests with council. PAGE 8
hoard of public works notifies garbage con
tractor to carry out contract or pay pen
. alty. • PAGE 8
Court confirms sale of $100,000 worth of
Baldwin estate property. . PAGE 8 j
Suit of Dr. Baxter Todd to get property
from his wife Is taken up In court. PAGE 8
Girl, 14, goes to county hospital rather than
• leave Insane mother. PAGE 9
Shots fired at man by "special deputies"
In Glendale avenue. , PAGE 9
Masonic lodges honor Grand Master Dana
It. Wellcr. ■ ' PAGE 9
Police Commissioner Topham issues open
letter to pastors and churches In Freder
icks matter. PAGE 11
Theaters. PAGE 6
Clubs. , , PAGE 6
Mining and oil. '. PAGE 6
Building permits. PAGE 8
Markets and financial. PAGE 7
News of the courts. PAGE \8
Municipal affairs. PAGE 8
Personals. PAGE 8
Editorial and letter box. PAGE 10
Politics. PAGE 11
City brevities. FTCTE 11
Sports. PAGE 12
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15
Churches. PAGE 18
Ground swells again threaten ocean front
buildings at Long Beach. PAGE 9
Thomas Hall, pioneer of Pasadena, thrown
from horse and seriously Injured. T">GE 13
rillllken club of Los Angeles will hold an
nual outing at Venice this afternoon and
tonight. PAGE 13
Brilliant ball given by»El Rodeo club at
Hotel Virginia in Long Beach. PAGE 13 i
Redlands attorney claims share In profits
of William Barnhlll estate. PAGE 13 I
Cornerstone of $80,000 First Baptist church
laid with ceremony at Pomona. PAaH 14
Alaskan town may have been wiped
out by tidal wave. "*■ PAGE 1
San Francisco authorities release 16
--year-old girl held on murder charge.
.. , ' PAGE 1
Grand Jury indicts supervisors of San Ma
teo county on graft charges. PAGE 2
Jury In San Francisco finds Robert
, Thompson guilty of murder of Eva
Swan, young stenographer. PAGE S|
Delegates In Arizona constitutional con
convention hold debate on question
of direct legislation. PAGE 3 I
Theodore Bell, Democratic candidate for
governor, speaks to enthusiastic crowds
In San Francisco and Bay counties. PAGE 4
Sea Side, Ore., bank cashier commits
suicide. PAGB 4
Government testimony at Chicago Is to
effect that 90 per cent of trade was In
bath tub trust. PAGE 1
New York express strikers demand union
recognition and may call out 170,000 men.
Postmaster General Hitchcock says lie
boDes for 1 cent postage on first class
matter. PAGE 2
Roosevelt writes third letter to Demo
cratic candidate for governor of Connee- (
ticut. PAGE S
Fast time Is made by death-defying auto-
Ists at Atlanta. PAGE 3
United States postal receipts gain 10
per cent over last year. . PAGE 2
Illinois court orders probe of State's
Attorney Wayman's conspiracy
charge. PAGE S
Government to not cancel Alaska coal
claims of bona fide entrymen.
Southern Pacific railroad to aid United
States In preventing Colorado river's
overflow. PAGE 16
George Wlngfrled announces he will
open several properties outside Gold
field. PAGE 6
Santa Fe will compete for light oil
trade. PAGE 6
Inspiration plans concentrator of 1000
tons capacity. . PAGE C
Testimony States Patents Were
Used as Subterfuge to Vio
late Combine Laws
CHICAGO, Nov. 4.—Taking of evi
dence in Chicago in connection with
the government's case to enjoin the
so-called "bathtub trust" was practi
cally completed late today. Further
hearings will be held in the east.
During the day's hearing the charge
was made that 90 per cent of (he Job
bers of enameled sanitary ironware in
the country signed agreements lust
June to handle only trust goods.
Julm W. Sullwold, president of the
Western Supply company of St. Paul,
was the witness who testified regard
ing the Jobbers. He identified several
letters said to have been written him
by Theodore Ahrens. In one of these
it was said that thirty days after the
contracts of the alleged combination
were mailed 90 per cent of the Jobbers
of the country had signed them. The
contracts, said Mr. Sullwold, enjoined
the signers from holding any goods not
manufactured in plants using- the so
oalled trust license.
Other witnesses declared the trust's
patents were only a subterfuge in tin;
license agreement for the purpose of
fixing an alleged arbitrary pripo anil
thus violating the anti-trust laws.
TROY, N. T.. Nov. 4.—John A. Dix,
Democratic] candidate for governor,
while on route from Albany to this
city tonight, was is an automobile ac
cident when iiis machine ran into a
street excavation. Mr. Dix and the
members of his party wore badly shak
en up
Deputy U. S. Court Clerk Impris
oned in Federal Building
Strong Room
Hart Beats Desperately on Steel
and Concrete Walls Trying
to Summon Help
Groping blindly about in an airtight
vault of concrete and steel on the
fourth floor of the new federal build
ing, while In the room adjoining his
fellow clerks bent over their books
heedless of his peril, Deputy Clerk W.
C. Hart of the United States district
court was held prisoner fifteen minutes
yesterday until released by V. W.
Owen, assistant clerk of {he court, who
chanced to open the massive door of
the safe in search of legal documents.
Hart, his clothes disordered, his eyes
wildly staring, and his knuckles
bruised from pounding the hard walls
of his prison, astonished his friends
by staggering out of tlie dark vault,
almost in a faint.
Hart threw open the doors of the
vault shortly before 4 o'clock yester
day afternoon, an hour before the
closing of the office for the day, with
an armful of books and papers which
he intended to stow away for tho night.
As he entered the vault the big door
swung silently back and closed, mak
ing tlie young man a prisoner. Hart,
who was in a corner of the vault, bend
ing over a pile of books, rose quickly
to hi.s feet as the door closed and ran
blindly toward the entrance, stumbling
over a row of books and falling to the
floor. After several moments he found
the door by groping along the walls
and shouted to his friends in the room
outside. Several feet of concrete and
steel blocked all chance of their hear
ing him, but in desperation he beat on
the steel door with his hands and
Suddenly he realized that those in
the room misht not have occasion to
enter the safe until the next morning,
as he had jusc completed putting away
all of the documents of the office for
the di^y. Fearful that the clerks would
leave the office for their homes and he
would be imprisoned until tlie monjn,
ing, and already feeling the need of
fresh air. Hart, in sheer desperation,
sank to his knees at the base of the
] door, and with his lists beat a tattoo
j on tlie steel surface while he strained
his throat in fruitless effort to send the
sound of his voice through the door.
"It was the most dreadful experience
I ever had in my life," said Hart,
chokingly. "I must have swung the
safe door open with too much force,
for it suddenly rebounded from Its
hinges with a force that closed and
locked It.
"The first Intimation I had that I
was locked in was when the shaft of
light that came through the doorway
was suddenly extinguished. The idea
of being penned in there in the dark
with solid walls of steel and concrete
and impure air shocked me. I rushed
toward the door, but before I reached It
I fell over a pile of bopks. When I
regained my feet I had lost my bear
ings. The only way I could lind the
door was by feeling along the walls.
"I first held the hope that the boys
outside the room could hear me, but
after ten minutes or so of shouting
and pounding on the vault door with
my hands I realized it was useless and
that it was probably all night for me.
Yet while the ,boys were in the office
I knew there was a chance. Before
Owen opened the door I began to
breathe hard and feel the lack of pure
air. When he swung the door open it
took me so by surprise that it broke
me up. I guess I won't get my nerves
steady until tomorrow."
The vault in which Hart was impris
oned is the same as the others in
stalled in every department of the fed
eral building. It has ho outlet when its
door is closed. The electric lights are
even brought in from the outside.
It Is thoroughly encased in concrete
and steel, and occupies a floor space of
10x10 feet, with a low celling. The
vault is nearly filled with old docu
ments which in some places are stacked
so high that they mount to the ceiling.
The air in the vault is always close,
and it is said a human being confined
for a period of two hours would die of
Those working in the office say they
had no intimation that Hart had en
tered the vault, and not seeing him in
the room, believed he was either in
some other part of the building or had
left the place on an errand. Hart's,
home is at 1506 Orange street.
NEW YORK, Nov. 4.—After only
thirty minutes of deliberation a jury
today acquitted Edward T. Rosen
helmer of criminal negligence in caus
ing the death of Miss Grace Hough
by running down In his automobile
the buggy in which she was riding.
The case had been followed with
close attention because of the wealth
of the defendant and the attempt of
the state to convict for murder.
After reviewing the evidence, how
ever, Justice O'Gorman withdrew from
consideration of the Jury the charge
of murder and submitted only the issue
of second degree manslaughter.
Rosenheimer's young wife became
hysterical with j<>y when she learned
the vcrdit t.
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 4.—Helen Starr,
16 years old, was killed and her sister
Anna, 14. slightly hurt and Laura
Wal.lklrk, US, so badly injured she will
probably die, today, when an automo
bll i driven bj .\. W. Manett, a con
tractor, In trying to avoid a motor
< ,\. le, ran Into the sidewalk and struck
the Kirls. who W( re on their way home
from high school.
Awakening of South Africa Comes
with Opening of First Parliament
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William Baker, Evangelistic
Singer, Succumbs to Asthma
While Resting in Chair
Resting quietly in his chair, where
he had passed several nights on ac
count of asthma, William Baker, a
well-known evangelistic singer, was
found dead yesterday morning by his
blind wife who had been associated
with him in gospel singing for twenty
five years, at their home, 1021 West
Eleventh street.
Mr. Baker had complained of feeling
ill for s several days, but it was not
thought that his condition was criti
cal. He had passed several nights
sitting in a large arm chair, and ap
peared fairly well Thursday. ■ During
the night Mrs. Baker awakened and
asked him how he felt. He replied that
he could not sleep and had been pray
ing that he would recover but felt.no
assurance that his prayer would be
answered. He said he thought he would
sleep. In the morning Mrs. Baker
found him in the same, position as she
had left him when she covered him
after their conversation.
Mr. Baker was born in Wilkesbarre,
Pa., in 1840, and at the a^e of one
year suffered from scarlet fever which
left him totally blind. When seven
years old he entered the school for
the blind in Philadelphia but because
of illness did not graduate from that
institution until 1850. He then began
singing popular secular songs and later
entered the evangelistic field as a gos
pel singer. In 1884 Mr. and Mrs. Baker
were married and both continued in
the gospel singing- work, having sung
at evangelistic services in churches
in Pennsylvania, New York City, Bos
ton, Washington, I). C., and through
out the middle west.
In 1898 they were asked to go to
London, England, for a series of ser
vices and remained there until 1901,
when they returned to their home in
Philadelphia. Six months later they
began an evangelistic tour with Los
Angeles as their destination and visit
ed all the large cities en route, re
maining from a few days to three
months. They arrived in Los Angeles
two . and a half years after leaving
Philadelphia, and in January 1904, held
their first services in connection with
Dr. Robert Mclntyre, then pastor of
the First Methodist church, now Bish
op Mclntyre.
Mr. and Mrs. Baker sang their last
songs together in this church a week
ago Sunday evening, nearly 1000 people
remaining after the usual Sunday ev
ening service to hear them.
Mr. and Mrs. Baker had sung with
some of the best-known evangelists,
including Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman and
Moody arid Sankey. They had come
to be popular figures in all church
gatherings in Los Angeles and had
toured the Pactfi ccoast and /Arizona.
They were members of the Temple
Baptist church.
The body of Mr. Baker will He in
state over Sunday at the undertaking
parlors of Pierce brothers, the funeral
services 'to be held Monday afternoon.
Definite ■ arrangements for the service
will be made today. ■ ,
Young Woman Confesses to Kill
ing Man, but Law's Ven
geance Is Withheld
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4.—Despite
the dramatic protests of. the dead
man's relatives, Effle Wilson, • the 16
--year-old Texas pirl who stands self
accused of the killing of Guido Varsi,
will not be visited with the law's
vengeance. Varsl brought the girl
from her San Antonio home to the
night life of this city and she shot him
in anger. She will go back to her
mother in the Texas town, watched
over by a philanthropic woman of this
city, and with the girl in her mbther's
keeping the state of California will be
The murder charge against her name
will be erased from the books.
Varsi, after the shooting, roused
himself to declare the girl innocent
and died with the words on his lips.
The misery of the girl's plight, as
told by the press, awoke the pity of
several women of the city, among
them Mrs. Seaton, widow of a former
When Police Judge Conlan heard the
story, Mrs. Seaton and the other wom
en begged that he show clemency.
They said the girl was a victim of the
white plague. Judge Conlan released
her In their custody without bond.
At the preliminary hearing today
he said that the girl should go back
to her mother, accompanied by Mrs.
"In the name of the law I arrest this
girl for murder," declaimed the at
torney for Varsi's relatives.
Judge Conlan sternly rebukod him
and directed Mrs. Seaton to assume
custody of the prisone. The attorney
secured a new warrant, but no Judge
would sign it, nor officer serve it, and
the girl goes back to her home despite
his utmost efforts to prevent it.
Institution in Manitoba Burned,
Entailing $250,000 Los<
BRANDON, Manitoba, Nov. 4.—The
insane asylum of the Manitoba govern
ment was burned to the ground late
this afternoon, causing a loss of $250.
--000, but all the inmates were rescued.
One woman patient, playing with
matobea she had secured in the kitchen,
was responsible for the fire.
There were 600 patients in tho> asy
lum at the time, and great difficulty
was experienced in getting them out.
Several were severely Injured and oth
ers badly chilled, as a snowstorm was
raging and they were without shelter.
Arrangements were at once made to fit
up the armory and winter fair building
[of temporary quurtfrs, but the prob
lem of looking after the patients during
the winter is a serious one, as thu asy
lum at Selkirk already is filled.
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King's Representative Gets a
Warm Greeting at Hands
of Old Boer Foes
[Special to The Herald]
PRETORIA, South Africa. Oct. 4.—
With the Duke and Duchess of Con
naught here, the official representa
tives of King George, the new U. S.
A.—Union of South Africa—is in the
throes of peaceful excitement almost
s.~ great as the fever that held the
counto a few years ago when Eng
lishmen received a greeting of lead
from Boer riiles and cannons. The
Duke of Connaught came to open for
mally the llrst British parliament of
the new nation, action that is purely
ceremonious as the parliament has al
ready started to carry out the functions
of government.
The opening of the first parliament
has acted as a stimulant to the vast
country that has for centuries lain dor
mant and sparsely settled. Already
1 lans are afoot for a Pan-African ex
position to be held in Egypt, at vbich
the vast wealth In minerals and agri
culture and the almost unlimited re
source of the new nation will be
shown. Egypt was chosen as the place
for the exposition as it is there the
American and European tourists go.
The Duke of Connaught will make a
tour of the entire country before sail
ing home, and that tour is calculated
to cement the ties to the mother coun
try, lavish display and entertainment
is being planned In all the cities he will
visit, and old enemies to England,
patriots who led the rebellion, will
help to make welcoue the representa
tive of the monarch.
A squadron of British battleships es
corted the duke and duchess of Con
naught, and the sailors are being giv
en a notable welcome, the South Af
ricans putting into their peaceful
greeting the same whole-hearte<lniss
that characterized their bloody war.
Bill Prevents New Establishments
Pending Concordat Revision
MADRID, Nov. 4.—The senate to
night, by a vote of 149 to 58, passed
the "Padlock bill," which prohibits
the creation of further religious estab
lishments in Spain until the revision
of the concordat with the Vatican has
been completed.
The conciliatory attitude of Premier
Canalejas toward the ecclesiastic.il
senators during the debate in the sen
ate today on the bill led to the im
pression in official circles that a way
would be found to resume negotia
tions between the government and the
Vatican for a revision of the concor
SAN JOSE, Nov. 4.—The fifth annual
account of the Union Trust company
of San Francisco, as trustee of the
Jane L. Stanford estate, amounting to
$1,900,000, was settled this morning In
the probate court.
The trustees handled more than a
quarter of a million dollars during the
last year in receipt! from sales, in
come from bonds and mortgages, and
like Investments, and has paid out
practically the entire receipts to the
beneficiaries and In new Investments.
Nome Buildings Flooded by On
rush of Waters, and Many
Are Badly Damaged
Boats Smashed by the Pounding
Waves and One Is Left
in a City Lot
(Associated Press)
NOME, Alaska, Nov. 4.—lt is feared
that Solomon, a settlement of a dozen
houses, situated on the beach of Nor
ton sound, twenty-three miles east of
Nome, has been destroyed by the tidal
disturbance which began yesterday. In
former days, Solomon had a population
of oM, but in recent years it has dwin
dled to a small settlement.
The surf today is normal. Mer
chants whose stocks were inundated
by the rush of water, are busy rehabil
itating their establishment*. The
beach ends of all the buildings facing
on Front street were badly damaged
by the pounding surf last night, and
the cellars are still filled with water.
The sandspit is a mass of wreckage.
The schooner - ury Sachs, which was
picked up from her moorings and de
posited In a spit dweller's yard, was
unharmed and can be launched again
with little difficulty.
Several other vessels laid up for tho
v. Inter were badly damaged by the
pounding waves.
Kighteen small buildings on the
sandspit were completely wrecked. No
lives wore lost, and only a few persons
were injured In the rush to safety.
The sudden rise of tho water, gave th<i
spit dwellers little time to seek safety,
and most of them lost all their effects,
in the rush of the waves.
Railroad and Trolley Systems
Battle with Drifts
northeast gale which came in from
the ocean yesterday, developed during
the night into one of the worst Novem
ber storms in years. In the mountain
districts of Pennsyl ania, snow fell to
the depth of twelve inches and hi
some places drifted badly. Railroads
and trolley service in these sections is
The storm was accompanied by a
high wind which played havoc with
teleg: .ph and telephone wires.
Part of the anthracite coal region is
snow' ound. At Delano, one of tho
highest points in that region, and at
Prackville more than a foot of snow
fell and drifted in places to three
Trolley service was maintained with
difficulty and the Pennsylvania rail
road T.as obliged to use the tracks of.
the Philadelphia & Reading railway
company because of the heavy drifts.
Business of all kinds in Schuylkill
county was virtually at a standstill.
Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Wil
liamsport and other points west of
Philadelphia are cut off from all wire
BALTIMORE, Nov. 4.—Last night's
storm, which played such havoc at
the aviation field, caused serious in
terruption to telegraph and telephone
The long distance telephone com
panies report no communication in any
direction. This forenoon the storm
howed signs of abatement, althougli
a mixture of snow and rain was still
tailing and a strong northwest wind
was blowing. The snowfall, which
was the first of the winter, was gen
eral throughout Maryland.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.—The na
tional capital communicated intermit
tently with the outside world today.
Wires in all directions were blown
down by a severe storm, accompanied
by rain and snow, last night. No
direct wire communication between
Washington and the north could l>e
had, while conditions in other direc
tions were almost as bad, althougli
a limited outlet and inlet for news
wns had by way of the west.
Mrs. Vesta Stafford, ltilj Ninth av
enue, 30 years old, was hurled from an
automobile this morning at 2 o'clock
and almost instantly killed near tha
corner of Seventh and Norton avenue.
K. A. Talbot, (15 I.orton avenue, was
just returning home and sa\. tho acci
dtst. He said he saw the body rt the
woman fall from tho automobile, but
cannot tell how the accident i currcd.
The woman and * hot- husband hud
taken dinner at Levy's and were on
their way home.
Mr. Stafford, whn was driving the
auto, declares his wife all of a sudden
jumped from the i
Stafford and Talbot carried the wo
man to the receiving hospital! where
it was found she was dead.
The huahand was not detained by,
the police this morning.

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