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Unionists Cry American Dollars
Being Used to Destroy
Nation's Constitution
Veto Power of Lords Depends on
Result - Suffragettes
Have Ample Funds
(Associated Press)
.LONDON. Nov. With the du«iv
ery of Premier Asquitb's speech de
claring the policy of the government
and Mr. Balfour's outlining of the Un
ionist policy earlier in the week, the
two parties in the political contest have
laid their cards on the table.
_ The fight will be short and sharp,
•and from tho attitude of the speakers
w*no have already taken ,the platform,
as bitter as it is short.
When the failure of the veto was an
nounced all signs favored the govern
ment candidates fresh from their suc
cesses in the bye-elections. Good trade
returns Increase the popularity of free
trade, while the Unionists, disorgan
ized, had apparently lost heart, some of
their newspapers even predicting their
defeat should an election ensue.
'['lie approach of the dissolution of
parliament, however, restored their
confidence, although a section of the
party which -a few weeks ago advo
cated federal home rule Is finding It
awkward to recant, the ranks generally
having been reformed. / -
The house of lords naturally Is the
foremost question on which the elec
tion will be fought. ■
A plank of Importance In the Union
* Ist platform Is opposition to home rule
and "the use of American dollars to
destroy the British constitution." The
latter cry has lost some force through
the publication of a statement that
only *.75;i>00 was collected by the Irish
leaders, one-third of which came from
Canada. " » s • ■ - ....
I 11.1 KM.'* CONFIDENT ■
The liberals are full of confidence In
their policy for the abolition of the
veto power of the house of lords, free
trade and the success of the govern
ment's social legislation. They have
an awkward problem to face in seek
ing a solution of conditions arising
from the Osborne judgment, which pro
hibits trades unions from using their
,> funds to support the labor party.,
'* The labor members of. the house ot
commons are demanding that legisla
• tion be enacted to ovorcome this Judg
ment and Mr. Asquith has promised to
announce the government's policy vxt
week. The judgment has had the ef
fect of reducing the number of labor
candidates, thus avoiding three-cor
nered contests invwhicli the liberals lost
a dozen seats last January- •■, '"
It is expected , the elections will be
concluded by December IS. 'The bor
oughs including London will poll be
ween December 3 and 8; the district
boroughs between December 7 and „ 17
and the counties between December 8
and 17. The peers in the coming elec
tion will have an advantage not ac
corded since the days of the "long par
-llament." The resolution declaring In
to bo an Infringement on the liberties
of the commons for a peer or a prelate
to concern himself -In the election of
the members was not renewed at this
parliament. '■'-,
■ The suffragettes . are well - provided
• with funds for the election, but the
public has lost curiosity In their ac
Sky Ship. Buffeted by Gale, Al-
most Lands in Lake
PROVIDENCE, 11. 1., Nov. 19.—1n a
65-mile gale which buffeted, theirisky
ship around like a toy balloon, Pilot
Leo Stevens of New York and the four
Williams college students who ascend
ed In the balloon Cleveland from North
Adams this morning landed three hours
and thirty-three minutes later on 1 the
shore of a lake outside this city. *
All the occupants were thrown out,
and one, 11. P. Scharman of London.
England, was rendered unconscious. He
suffered Injuries to his back which it
was feared might prove serious. ' v
To prevent . landing In the , lake the
men were obliged to throw overboard
their superfluous clothing and every
thing movable in the"* basket. Thus
lightened, the bag kept afloat until the
lake was crossed, when It came down
on the shore with such force that
(Scharman was hurled from the basket.
With Scharman's weight gone, the
balloon traveled some distance rapidly
until it bounded against a wire fence
and then struck a stone,wall. , . ,
In a straight line the distance from
North Adams is about 110 miles.
3 irf the . party JSesldes Stevens and
Scharman' were Kenneth Price of Chi
cago and Robert Starrett and George
Ernest of New York. ..
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NEW YORK, Nov. 19.—The Joint leg
islative Investigating committee re
sumed its hunt today after the truth
in the raising of the $500,000 boodle
fund and Its use In .alleged bribing, oft
certain Albany' legislators' -to vote
against the anti-race track bill. ~i
' Ex-senator Charles .R. Fuller and
Senator IV. M. Carpenter of , West
chester, whose names were mentioned
■ by Senator Travis in his story of the
effort to bribe him with $100,000,5 as
having been "approached," were on
hand before the session opened. , Both
testified they had never been-'- ap
proached. , I , ,
Dr. Theodore Bailey of Albany,;' the
next witness, : told how ho had been
, ..died to examine >• Senator > Foelker.
who j was 111, the day before : the anti
raca track bill .waa passed.
For la>» Angeles and vicinity: Fair Hun
day light west wind.- Maximum tempera
ture yesterday, «8 degrees; minimum tem
perature, 46 degrees.
Dr. .1. It. Haynes tells about spread of
Socialism in address at City club.
Section 1, PA<3E 10
Consolidation commission has first meeting
and J. A. Anderson Is elected chair
man. Section 2, PAGE 12
Odd Fellows of Los Angeles receive cele
brated '-Bundle of Sticks" which is
sent to various lodges. Section 2, PAGE 12
Hotel engineer and grocer robbed of money
and valuables by street bandits.
Section 1, PAGE 1
Sheriff Hammel leaves for San Jose, where
he will marry Miss Kittle MeKlernan.
Section 1, PAOB 9
IT. S. C. ties Pomona' In fierce gridiron
battle; score 8 to 9. Section 2, PAGE 3
Superintendent of building's apology ,Is
scorned'after he tells woman she lies. .
Section 1, PAGE 6
Policeman Pat Cos fatally Injured by fall
from motorcycle while pursuing auto
mobile speeders. Section 2, PAGE 7
Bishop Oldham of India guest of honor
at annual banquet given by Los An
geles Methodist Social Union.
Section 1, PAGE 6
Minnie McKinley, Buffalo woman, re
veals love that prompted her to use'
ruse In search for "Billy" Dunn.
Section 1. PAGE 1
Mrs. Louisa Brunner loses suit for divorce
against former lottery king.
Section 1, PAGE 6
Eight-year-old boy charged with robbing
room In city Jail. Section 2, PAGE 7
Juvenile Improvement association wants
school age raised to 16 years.
Section 2, PAGE 7
Federation of Woman's club*, after ll*
tening. to address on "Votes for Women,"
forgets annual election. Section 2, PAGE 7
Editorial and Letter Box. Section 2, PAGE 6
City brevities. Section 2. PAGE 6
Mining' and oil fields. Section 1, PAGE 11
Building permits. Section 3, PAGE 3
Society, clubs and music.
Section. 3, PACES 8-10
Automobiles. Section 2, PAGES 1-2
Sports. , Section 2, PAGES 3-4
Real Estate. ' Section 3, PAGES 1-3
Classified advertising. Section 3, PAGES 4-10
Fraternal and secret orders.
Section 3. PAGE 11
Theaters. Section 4, PAGES 1-2
Marriage licenses, births, deaths.
Section 3, PAGE 4
Five miners''entombed la burning tunnel
near Doble. Section 1, PAGE 7
lying Beach city council takes steps to- J
ward securing 6-cent fares on all car
lines in city. Section 1, PAGE 7
Woman charges that Italian band wan
"padded" in order to win contract to
play for city. ' Section 1, PAQK 7
Progressives agree on reform legislation
plans. Section 1. PAGE 1
Graduated Income and Inheritance tax feat
ures of taxation clause reported to Ari
zona constitutional convention. *•
Section 2, PAGE 2
Chief of police of Belllngham resigns, fol
lowing criticism by mayor. . -.
Section 2. PAGE 6
Convention of Western School Superintend
ents defines a standard college.
; ,-■• Section 1, PAGE 3
Secretary Wilson gives aversion of high
prices In address at opening of 17, S.
land and* Irrigation exposition.-*"* *
< Section 1. PAGE 2
Roosevelt visits White House, but finds
president and all,members of family ab
sent. | Section 2, PAGE 2
Four killed by premature! explosion during
test of gun at navy proving station. |
, Section 1. PAGE 3
Williams college students thrown from
balloon. . Section 1. PAGE 1
Yale and Harvard struggle on gridiron
• and tie at 0 to 0. Section 2. PAGE 4
Michigan defeats Minnesota at Ann Arbor,
• to o.',- „ I Section 2. PAGE 3
Socialist Congressman Berger predicts
class, war in United States. I »
Section 1, PAGE 4
Hoxsey makes flight above clouds during
snowstorm. Section 1. PAGE 4
Legislative commutes In New York re
sumes Inquiry Into alleged bribery 'of
officials. Section 1, PAGE 1
Congressman from Roosevelt's district at
tacks "New Nationalism."
Section 1, PAGE 6
Jersey City prosecutors annoyed by failure
to have assailant, of. Mayor Gaynor
brought to trial. . Section 2, PAGE 12
European papers say'Katherlne Klklns Is. i
In Switzerland and. Abru«zl is courting
her again. .. . Section 2, PAGE 5
Debate oil" "Padlock bill," governing new
religious orders, is started in Spanish
chamber of deputies. Section I, PAGE 3
Tolstoi, great genius of Russia, . dies , In
rude hut in Icy wilderness. " •„„ \
Section 1. PAGE 1
England in throes of the fiercest political
contest In many years. Section 1, PAGE 1
Mexican troops await opening of revolution
scheduled for today. Section 1. TAGE 1
President Taft arrives at Guantanamo and
Is welcomed by Cuban secretary of state. > .
Section 1, PAGE 1
Representative of Gomez Wel
; r comes Executive
\ _ . ' ■„.**»
GUANANTAMO, j Cuba, Nov. 19.—
The first visit to Cuban soil of a pres
ident of the United States was made
today by President Taft, who arrived
from Colon in the forenoon, Inspected
the United States naval station here
and departed hi the ,'afternoon for
Hampton Roads" .
Ine president arrived here at 11
o'clock this morning. As the cruisers
steamed into the bay. the Tennessee
leading with the blue flag of the pres
ident at., her foremast, the guns of
the cruiser Newark, stationed at the
naval station,' boomed forth the salute
of twenty-one guns. ■
As soon as. the cruisers dropped
anchor in the bay the officers of the
naval station went on board the Ten
nessee and paid their, respects. The
Cuban secretary of state, who had
come frcnn , Havana to welcome the
president in the name of President
Gomez, also was received by Mr. Taft.
.' After the reception „on board ■" the
Tennessee/ the ' president | and other
members ". of his ' party " went ashore
and made an inspection of the rifle
range and other works of the station.
Their stay ashore -was brief and the
cruisers ' weighed * anchor Immediately
on \ their * return,. aboard. They „ were
under way at 3 o'clock this afternoon
and headed », eastward -; for" the Wind
i ward passage.;. ' ■__■ ;'■
Police Charge Meeting of Moder
istas and Secure Plans for
Today's Insurrection
Conflict at Puebla Wages Three
Hours and More Than 2000
Shots Are Fired
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 20.—A special
from Puebla to the Mexican Herald af
ter midnight says that revolutionists
made trouble for the authorities at Santa
Cruz last night anil are In control.
Santa Cruz Is between Mexico City and
l'uebla. No details were given.,
(Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 19.—Estimates
of the number killed In the fight be-,
tween soldiers and police on one
and revolutionists on the other at
Puebla continued today to be placed
as high as 170. Dispatches from Pu
ebla say it is certain that more than
100 were killed in the conflict.
It was tn the early stages -of the
fight that the daughter of Aqultes
Cardan, whose house was the scene of
the fight, shot down the chief pf police
and from that time until the surrender
probably 2000 shots were fired by both
sides. The lj'ay lasted for three hours
and a constant fire from the besieged
and besiegers was kept up.
Cerdan was killed while resisting ar
rest in a tunnel where he had taken
refuge. He fought to the last, firing
at the officers as soon as they found
his hiding place.
According to late advices from Pu
ebla there was no fear of further trou
ble, as the troops were In control, al
though it was said that many factory
employes were still talking in a revo
lutionary vein.
The fighting was confined to the vi
cinity of the Cerdan house, where
many revolutionists had gathered to
discuss plans for an uprising' sched
uled for tomorrow ! and where many
guns had been •■ concealed. Secret
service men heard of th* fleeting and
the authorities ordered a 'squad, of
police-to. break It up. v.' -.-/".*'."-•
When the officers approached . the
house they met with resistance from
the revolutionists, -who began to. fire
from the windows and balconies.' Calls
for reinforcements were sent to head
quarters and later soldiers Joined the
Many of the soldiers went to the tops
of adjoining buildings, some to church
towers, and from these points of van
tage, poured a steady stream of bul
lets Into the home of Cerdan.
From within the dwelling the revolu
tionists returned the shots. Those who
fell under the fire of ) the besieged lay
in the street until' the fray ended,
which was only after the rebels had
listed their ammunition. Upon a
slackening of the fire from within the
house the troops rushed it and cap
tured some forty, survivors. <£ •
■ Not a pane of glass remained in the
window frames of the house, the doors
were riddled, and hundreds of bullets
■were embedded in the walls, while dead
and wounded lay in the yard, rooms
and halls. 7 • '
Telegrams from VTorreon In North
ern Mexico say four men were arrested
today when the police broke up a. meet
ing of Moderistas. Papers which are
said to have revealed plans for an as
sault upon a bank as the flrst move
in ' the proposed insurrection were
seized. i
Notwithstanding prevalent rumors of
a proposed uprising against the gov
ernment tomorrow, the authorities ap
pear to feel no uneasiness. Various
regiments are tinder arms and will be
ready for, service at a moment's no
tice throughout Sunday.
As a precautionary, measure the cus
tomary Sunday bull fights have been
prohibited. Speaking tonight of the
situation here Gov. Vlllermo de Landa
de Escandon of the federal district
said: , .> ■
"There will be no uprising of the Mo
deristas tomorrow. The government is
fully prepared to meet any demonstra
tion whatever and to crush it in Its ln
ciplency. While we believe that the
heralded twentieth of November will
pass. quietly as did today, we also be
lieve in being fully equipped and in
readiness for, any unexpected events."
I .— -
America Said to Have Granted
Extradition of Madero
-.■ ' 4
LAREDO, Texas, Nov. 19.—Rumors
that Francisco Madero, recently an
aspirant for the presidency of Mexico,
has left San Antonio were verified to
night on 'what is considered unim
peachable authority. It is said he ar
rived at Cotulla, Texas, where he was
Joined by - several companions and
after securing horses and a guide pro
ceeded to some voint in Mexico, In all
probability his own lands in.the state
of Coahulla. , ■ ••« • ■'-
What the alleged move .of, Madero
may mean is only a conjecture, but
it may be the revolutionist party, of
which he Is alleged to be a leader,
contemplates carrying out an arrange
ment to put into effect its fight against
the Diaz administration. '■--'.' ■ •>
'From the same authority it is learned
the Mexican government had made de
mands upon the, United States for the
extradition of: Madero, . charging him
with sedition and an endeavor to In
cite the revolutionlln Mexico. .It Is
stated j the United States has granted
.'(Continued on rage v Ten) ',
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Engineer Loses $40 and Diamond
After Being Enticed to
■".-.■ft Eastside Lot
Two daring robberies were commit
ted" in Los Angeles last night, one in
the heart of the downtown district and
the other-ln the thickly pupulated dis
trict at Eighth and Hoover streets.
John Vallely, engineer at the Van
Nuys hotel, was robbed of $40 and a
diamond stick pin valued at $50, after
being enticed to a vacant lot to aid a
man who pretended -to be a cripple.
Fred W. Beubler, proprietor of a gro
cery at 852 South Hoover street, was
robed of $40 and "beaten until almost
Vallely, who lives at 120 Winston
street, was on his way home when ho
saw two men walking across a vacant
lot at Winston and Los Angeles streets.
One was limping and leaning heavily
on the shoulder of the other.
As Vallely glanced In their direction
one. of the men called him to. con\e and
assist the sick man. The engineer ran
to where they were, but stopped sud
denly when the man who had been as
sisting the other drew a revolver and
ordered Vallely to bold tip his hands.
Without losing any time the bandit
searched Vallely, obtaining $40 and a
diamond pin. He handed the money
and pin to the supposedly crippled man
and the latter ran.
Still holding the weapon pointed at
Vallely the flrst robber began backing
In the direction taken by his partner,
and when a short distance away turned
and fled. ' -' '
Vallely attempted to follow the ban
dits, but they evidently turned into
Main street and disappeared in the
crowds. The matter was reported to
the detective bureau and an investiga
tion was made, but no trace of the
pair could be found.
. Beubler was-beaten by a gang of four
young bandits ' who entered his store
at 7:30 o'clock last night. He was
alone "when two young men entered
and asked for candy. As he, turned to
get it one seized him about the body,
pinioning his arms. The second quickly
opened the cash drawer and was'tak
ing the money when Beubler began to
call for help and struggle to free him
self. This evidently alarmed the two
.pthers who acted as "lookouts" and
they ran Into the store.
While two of ,them began gathering
the money the others, turned their at
tention to the grocer and every time
he emitted a yell one of the bandits
struck him on the face. They Anally
knocked him down and ran.
Beubler managed to reach the tele
phone and notified the police station.
He gave the detectives a good descrip
tion of the robbers and then fell to the
floor in a faint. He was taken to the
receiving hospital, | where . the police
surgeons stitched several lacerations
and bandaged ■ Several contusions on
the face and head. r
Detectives searched the neighborhood
but were unable to find a trace of the
bandits. ■>.■ ■ /.' 2_ _
. OTTAWA, Ont., Nov. 19.—Thousands
of farmers throughout the west want
the duties on agricultural Implements
lowered so they can buy from Ameri
can firms cheaper than they do'now.
A. E. Meighln, conservative member
of parliament for Portage la Prairie,
has given notice he will move the fol
lowing: • -.- .- •..!•.-- •:-.-.>" ;
."That in the opinion of the. house a
substantial reduction in the Import du
ties on agricultural Implements Is now
due the agriculturists of I Canada and
*ln Just accord with the true aims of
, a protective tariff." , ' ''> 3sssSSw&
And the New, _____ _J I
SKI.KIRK. Man., Nov. 19.—Part of the
crew of the North Fish company steamer
Wolverton. which has been missing In
Lake Winnipeg; for three weeks, ar
rived here today. The* boat 1-5 safe at
Swampy harbor, 100 Allen north, sur
rounded by Ire. About twenty passen
gers and the , rest of the crew are
aboard. They have an abundance of
provisions. Itog trains will be sent after
them., - '
'He Belongs to Me!' Cries Minnie
McKinley. Who Used Ruse
in Seeking Sweetheart
There is no longer any' mystery as
to who really wants to find "Billy
Dunn. Miss Minnie McKinley, a music
teacher In Buffalo, N. V., yesterday
confessed to the Buffalo representative
of The Herald that she sent to this
paper the letter asking that Dunn -be
found and urgeu to hurry to the bed
side of a dying friend in Buffalo. )
Miss McKinley says she never was
In Tucson*. Ariz., therefore it seems
unlikely that the "Billy Dunn she
seeks Is the man now at Sonora, Mex
ico, at the head of the comksary de
partment of the Southern Pacific and
for years Identified with j that road.
Miss McKinley's story follows:
"I never lived in Tucson, Ariz. I was
born in -*Barrle, Ontario, and went to
a convent school there. Later I went
to Toronto and studied music. After
graduation I played and sang for so
ciety, folks at entertainments. I am
28 years old. My father died years
ago. I have one brother, Arthur Al
bert McKinley, and my mother Is also
living. I was not telling the . truth
the other night when I said my brother
was at home, j I do not know where
he Is. :He ram away to sea from our
home in Canada years ago.. : • ' •
"I met Billy Dunn; who said he.was
a railroad engineer and surveyor, a
long time ago. I'm not telling where
we met, but it was not in Arizona.
We .became friends and I learned to
love him. I love him now. He be
longs to me and no other woman can
have him. No, not if I have to trace
him all over the world.
"If you locate Billy tell him to re
member the promise« he made to me
Toronto on the afternoon of Wednes
day, December,, 29,' 1909, in the park.
Ho will understand. He is about, 35
years old. His people are wealth/ and
have a fine home in Los Angeles. He
told me so. . «*
"Yes, Billy Dunn and I had met long
before last June when I saw him in
Toronto. I We are old friends. , I have
l.c-i cine so lonesome for him that I
paid for an advertisement In the Los
Angeles Herald, hoping to 'find h'm.
"I signed my brother's name because
I was ashamed to let people know-I
wanted Billy so-"badly.,, I must have
him, and If they will j let me know
where he Is I wilf go to him even to
the end of the world." „ , ; ,
j Miss McKinley lives at 291 Potomac
avenue,' Buffalo. She supports herself
and mother by giving piano and vocal
lessons. She is about 30 years of age.
„,T « T •,-, /VMITI^C! . PAII.Y ■:<•. ON TRAINS Be.
SINGLE COPIES : Sundays sc. on TRAINS 10*
Progressives Agree on Plans but
Do Not Agree on Flint's
. Successor.
(Special to The Herald)
, SANTA BARBARA, Nov. 19.—The
reform plans of the next session of the
California legislature mapped out by
Progressive senators in conference
with , Governor-elect Johnson j and
Lieutenant Governor-elect Wallace are
now''ready for the fall of the gavel
at Sacramento when the promised right
against- the' Southern Pacific machine
will open before the legislature.
At the conclusion of the conference
at the Hotel Potter late tonight it was
declared that the following - items In
the program had been decided upon: ■
An amendment to the direct primary
law eliminating the district plan in
favor of the idea of state- wide ex
pression of a choice. »
.A remedy for the cumbersome nomi
nating petition. .-
An anti-race track gambling law.
. Effective railroad rate legislation.
' The matter of a successor to Senator
Flint was not considered.
■That the Progressives consider the
primary law faulty was stated by all
the conferees, and they made it plain
that one of their hottest fights will be
centered on that subject when tho
legislative mill begins to grind. It is
also stated that there is .unanimity
of opinion regarding the anti-gambling
law and the rate legislation measure.
Confusion resulting in the contest over
the senatorship between Works and
Spalding was one of the dominating
reasons for the decision to attempt to
amend the primary law.
That there may be a split between
Chairman Llssner of the state com
mittee arid some of the holdover Pro
gressives was hinted at, it being de
clared that some of them will refuse
to serve on the committee named by
Chairman Llssner at the recent meet
ing in San Francisco.
The conferees gave out the following
"The informal gathering of a num
ber of holdover senators and senators
elect considered, merely in an advisory
manner, the following general sub
"First—The matter of enacting
prompt legislation • early in the com
ing session to meet the emergency
caused by the' passage of constitu
tional amendment No. 1 was discussed.
-"Second— Suggestions were made to
so amend the rules of the senate as
to lengthen the working hours of the
same and to enable the routine bus
iness to' he transacted rapidly and
more efficiently.
"Third —Various methods were dis
cussed for amending the direct pri
mary law to secure simplicity and a
more direct reflection of the choice of
the voters.
"Fourth— matter of- devising
means to elect and organize an able
body of attaches with a view of di -
creasing their number and securing
more efficient services was carefully
. "Fifth—The details of the various
matters of legislation set. forth In the
party platform were discussed and
the manner of carrying them through
into proper legislative enactment. It
was of course, the sense of those
present that the pledges of the party
platform should be carried out In their
entirety. . L -i.-*?. _
"Sixth—The question of United
States senatorship was. by unanimous
agreement, not considered in any or
its phases. The governor-elect and
lieutenant governor-elect were present
as the guests of Senator 1,. H. Rose
berry to - meet the various senators
and to Join In the general discusslou '
Countess* Unforgiven and Un
cared for. Smoothes Author's
Pillow in His Last Hour
Russia's Greatest Genius Passes
Away at Lone Spot in
Icy Wilderness
(Associated Press)
ASTAPOVA, Russia, Nov.. 20.—Count
Leo Tolstoi died peacefully here this
morning. Dr. Makovetsky and the
other attending- physicians and Coun
tess Tolstoi .were at his side when the
end came.
It was recognized long before that
his case was hopeless, and at ."> o'clock
in the morning, after the countess had
been summoned and other members of
the family had gathered in an ad-
Joining room, the physicians issued a .
bulletin announcing that the- activity
of the heart had almost ceased and
that Tolstoi's condition was extreme
Several of the physicians were great
-- overcome by the approaching death
of Russia's great writer. His heart
beat its last apparently without a
clear moment 'to enable him to say
farewell or cast a forgiving look upon
his wife and children.
The countess all day was unceasing
in her pitiful imploring of one doctor
after another to gain entrance to the
one-story humble, out-dwelling with
two Windows facing the garden where
Tolstoi lay.
After the flrst cardiac' attack Dr.
.Thtchurovsky promised lie would an
nounce her presence to the count at
a favorable opportunity. The second
attack came Just after a two hours'
sleep. The members of the family
were hurriedly summoned.' . ,
The condition of the patient, how
ever, was sec grave that he was put
to sleep again by injections of mor
phine as the only means of deferring
the end.
The family -were then admitted for
a few minutes to the bedside.
Another attack occurred about 3
o'clock and the family gathered again.
The countess was with difficulty pre
vailed upon to retire. .
Later, when the end came, in addi
tion to the countess, four sons and
three daughters were present.'
Tolstoi, accompanied only by Dr.
Makovetsky. left his home at Yasnaya.
I'nlUna, with the purpose of ending
his days in solitude, t. which he more
and more inclined in his later years.
. His pilgrimage led to the monastery
.at Shamardine in the province of Ka
luga, where he remained as the guest
of his sister Marie, who is a nun in
the cloister. ' ■
Learning that his retreat had been
discovered, he insisted on proceeding
on his Journey to the Caucasus, where
he hoped to pass his last days close
to the Tolstoi colony on the shores of
the Black sea,
But on the' railroad Journey lie wa i
overcome with exhaustion and the
cold and Dr. Makovetsky was com
pelled to have him transferred to the
Hag station at- Astapova, where he was
made as comfortable as possible In tho
rUde vtooden building.
For five days he bad lain there suf
fering flrst from bronchitis and later
from inflamamtion of the lungs. Spe
cialists were called from Moscow and.
other places, but notwithstanding their
utmost efforts the heart of the great
Russian responded but feebly to re
storatives and stimulants administered
On Saturday the ! attacks of heart
failure increased alarmingly and many
hours prior to the end tho physicians
had given up all hope. -
Countess Tolstoi was admitted to the
sick room for the flrst time last night,
but her husband failed to recognize
her. She had hastened to him when
she learned several days ago that tits
illness was serious, but the physicians,,
had deemed it. advisable that she ho
kept away from the count, fearing her
presence might can-- the patient emo
tion. „ 7 „
Other members of the family from
time to time were admitted to tho
presence of their father, and bis daugh
ter Alexandra has been 111 constant at
tendance. -
Tolstoi suffered several serious at
tacks of the heart yesterday., In the
early morning hours these followed
each other rapidly but were quickly re
lieved. Between the first and second
attack the members of the family were
admitted to the bedside.
Tolstoi's condition after each-attack .
was what the attending physicians
called "deceptively encouraging."
The patient slept for a little while,
seemingly breathing more comfortably
than - usual. Dr. Thtchurovsky and
Dr. Usoff. nevertheless, In a statement
to. Tolstoi's son, Michael, held out but
slight hope and did not hesitate to
predict a quick end under ordinary
circumstances. '
During one of the heart attacks Tol
stoi was alone with his eldest daughter
Tatina. He suddenly clutched he -
hand and drew her to him. He seemed
to bo clucking, but was able to Whisper:
"Now the end has come: that is all!"..':
Tatina was greatly frightened. and
tried to free herself so she might call
tho doctor, but her father would not
release her. She called loudly from
where she was seated. The physician
injected camphor, which had an al
most immediate effect in relieving tha
pressure, , " ... _-,
Tolstoi soon raised his head and then
drew himself up to a, sitting position.
When he had recovered his breath bo .
said: "There are millions of peoplo
and many sufferers in the world. Why
always anxious about me." ,
The-spread of Inflammation of. tho
lungs had, been checked, but It was
found necessary to.resort to powerful
stimulants, frequently administered, to
keep the heart going.
no ' ri.vrr: WHS r»u licit
| The heart action has been very bud,
and late tonight an attack of eirdlae:
failure, more severe than several dur-
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