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RACES ON STREET AFLAME WITH OIL James McCue Seriously Burned in Peculiar Accident Near Scene of Fire STOVE HURLED FROM WINDOW Wholesale Candy Store on North Utah Robbed of $50 Dur ing Excitement While rushing to the assistance of *ieighbors whose house was burning yesterday morning, James McCue, a cook living at 148 North Utah street, was struck by a burning gasoline stove which had boen flung to the street from a second story porch, and suf fered burns which probably will dis figure him for life. He was taken to the receiving hospital. When it became known that the house at 127 North Utah had Ignited from an explosion HcCue, with other neighbors, hurried to assist in ex tinguishing- the blazo. The moment lie arrived in front of the house the stove was thrown from the poroh by an oc cupant and struck the bare head of McCue. Instantly the blazing gasoline spread over his face, hands and hair and he ran back to his own house screaming from pain. VTFE EXTINGUISHES FLiAMKS The man encountered his wife in the parlor. She snatenod a blanket from a bed in an adjoining room and soon succeeded in smothering the flames. The fire in the house from which the blazing stove was thrown was quickly extinguished. The damage amounted to about $100. A short time after McCue was taken to the hospital the crowd at the tire had further excitement when it was learned that burglars had entered the ■wholesale candy house of Merriam Bros., at 137 North Utah, during the night and opened the steel safe, tak ing about $50 In cash and four gold watches. It has been the custom of the com pany to leave the blinds of the front windows up in order that the officer on the beat might see inside at all times. When the loss was discovered yesterday morning t_he blinds were up as usual. The burglars had made an entrance through a front door and picked the combination of the safe. JAPANESE INVESTIGATE CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE Nipponese Study Farming Meth ods of Americans in Order to Reduce Imports With the view of reducing the large import trade of Japan, H. Ando and Y. Kagami, Japanese agricultural and horticultural experts, have arrived In this city on the last lap of a world tour of Investigation to study agricul tural conditions in this section. Mr. Ando is chief agriculturist of the imperial agricultural experiment station at Toklo and Mr. Kagami is director of horticulture at the Chiba province station near Tokio. Both left Japan a year ago, and after studying methods in Europe came to New York. They spent a week in Washington \ii wing the work of the various bureaus of the department of agricul ture. Mr. A,ndo will go to Imperial today to lear|l of conditions in the great cot ton district and Mr. Kagami will go to Riverside to inspect the agricultural station there. "We have found many processes in the United States which will be a help to us in Japan," said Mr. Ando. "We hope to increase the productiveness of cur soil so as to lessen the great amount of imports now needed by our country, Unfortunately cotton is one uf the products we most need that can not be grown successfully in Japan on account of the heavy rains at the pick ing season." Messrs. Ando and Kagami will be here several days and will go to San Francisco, whence they leave Decem ber 20 on the Chiyo Maru for Japan. They are stopping at the Alexandria. COMPANY ORDERS TRUCKS FOR PASADENA LINE CARS Shops at Redondo Beach Will Furnish New Equipment Manager Burnett of the Los Angeles & Redondo Railway company an nounces that an order leas been received from the Pacific Electric Ball way company fur the construction <>( twenty standard gauge passenger trucks at the Redondo shops. These trucks are to hi- used on the Pasadena lines of the Pacific Electric. The ivurkJs to be done by tin; Los An geles & Redondo railway for the reason that the Pacific Electric Miops in Los Angeles are overcrowded with work. This order Indicates that it. will he the policy of the new management to make full use of the Uedondo Beach shops, probably resulting in the em ployroent of more men at the local plant than hertofore. BURGLARS VISIT SALOON; TAKE LIQUOR; SCORN COIN Proprietor Surprised to Find Sil ver Remaining in Till Burglars who entered a saloon earl} yesterday morning at Seventh and Santa I<Y, apparently looked with scorn at a neat little pile of nickels, dimes mid half dollars in the cash drawer and took that which appealed directly to the inner man. The proprietor arrived shortly after 7 o'clock and noted the .absence of several bottles oi whisky, several boxes of cigars and one or two bottles of light win. Opening the cash draw er he was surprised to find the mon< v untouched. OKLAHOMAN^IT ARRESTED W. E. Moody, who is wanted by Sheriff Stephens at Claremore, Okla., on a felony charge, was arrested by Detectives Ttiteh and Roberda last night at 963 Girard street and booked at the central police station as a fugitive from Justice, He will be detained in the city Jail pending the arrival of »n officer fro,n Oklahoma. The Evil of Narrow Shoes—on the Head . ] .^P33P^ Jf WUN6 MAM taX T-vJf-CMACAMt I AT* NOt ' ) Or]^^ TOBRIN6)J MPLOYEP KERB «v ——— — lu)rz>2£K?r- MEA"PArR.oF .--^1 _jdT >.Mlt* JKSi^L ?WMBeR. 2-AA \ '•-— -z?7 "^ T~I^ =-' j L^^a^PX^lM IK A._WtmTgpT _JfL-*<ir^ )V-~t^^^2L 'l f iK& YOU AWARE TWAT NARROW TOOT WEAR] IILL-? JnßkuP \l **J THE ftt>o>l.EXTKtMITIt5 AND CAUSED <-. T^l^^**> *1 LIJ t TRKlTftriOH WHtCK MAKES A COKVUX6WTT I )f|f — J ) ffpEAR^E, SHE I ?^ "5^7 (&/ .^T^.'a i *w»t have . L.ra£^:j^ FLOCK OP FLIERS GATHER FOR MEET Committee Will Complete Ar rangements Today for Rec ord Aviation Event Practically the last step toward as suring the biggest aviation meeting in this city December 24 to January 3 that the country has ever seen will be taken today 'when the aviation com mittee will sign contracts for the ap pearance of the Curtiss aviators, Hu bert Latham and James Radley. These, with the "Wright aviators, will make a splendid array of bird men sailing over this city holiday week. J. C. Mars, the Curtiss aviator, and Hubert Latham, the French airman, returned to the city yesterday, Mars coming from Phoenix, where he made a series of successful flights, and Latham returning from Catalina. K. K. Young, manager for Glenn Cur tiss, and J. Dargan, manager for Latham, said yesterday that they were willing to meet the committee on fair terms and believed that satisfactory contracts could be made. Dargan is also representing James Radley, the Englishman who flies a Blerlot mono plane, until the latter's representative arrives from Del Monte. William M. Garland, chairman of the aviation committee, has called a meet ing of tho commitee in his office, 327 Huntington building, at lo o'clock this morning, to discuss terms with the aviators and to plan for the resump tion of the subscription campaign to day. Up to the present $40,000 is the total amount promised the committee. TO ARRANGE TERMS "It is now merely a matter of reach ing satisfactory terms with the Curtiss and other aviators," said Mr. Garland last night. "Mr. Knabenshue, the rep resentative of the Wrights, who signed the contract for the appearance of three Wright men at the nioet, assured me that the Wrights will Interpose no obstacles toward the free participation of any other aviators in the meeting. "We are Willing to make reasonable terms with al. the flyers, but want to be treated as liberally as other cities have been treated." Mr. Garland, with Isaac Milbank ami Pied L. linker of the committee spent yesterday inspecting Dominguez field. "The section where the meet will be held is much better than the scene of last year's meet," said Mr. Garland. "It is easier of access and the soil is much better suited for the purposes of the aviators." "Bud" Mara, who has flown at avia tion meets in all the large cities of the country, will bring the newest Curtiss spi ed model from Fresno for the meet. "] am going to try to make a record or two," said Mars. "The new machine is one of the fastest biplanes turned out by Curtiss. It is double surfaced and capable of great Hpeed. While we may not go in for altitude records, we will be on hand when it comes to the matter of speed," he declared. Mais brought one machine with him from Phoenix and will leave that here to be unpacked while he goes to Fresno. Latham's Antoinette monoplane is in a ear at the Wells-Fargo warehouse and will be unpacked and taken to the grounds as soon as the contract •is signed for the aviator's participation in the meet. The three Wright biplanes which are at the warehouse of the American Ex pressl company will be unpacked ami transferred to Domingucz field today to be placed In temporary hangars. Following the signing of the contract for the appearance of Brooking, Hox soy and Parmelee, Roy Knabenahue wired for the shipment of three more Wright machines from Dayton, Ohio. Eugene r:. Ely or J. A. McCurdy, both of whom are now at New Orleans, are expected to complete the trio or Curtlss aviators who will fly here, Mars and Willard being the other two. With at least four, and probably six,makes of aeroplanes entered for the meet, the keenest competition Is promised in contests for speed, altitude, sus talned flight and other tests which the committee is planning:. In addition to the appearance of the airmen, the committee is negotiating with si PerklnS for the exhibition of his man-lifting kites. Other features or t!ir meet will be special daj nearby towns, including Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Ban Diego, San Bernar dino and Pomona. Work will begin today on the raisins or additional funds to insure the flnan the meet. The commit* tee i confident that no difficulty will in- mi i "iiii in raising the desired num. Attorney k. p, Hewett hai ofered his legal servlcfes free to tin- commit tee ■ lurinur the preparation! fur the meet. The committee as completed is w. M. Garland, chairman; Howard E. Hunt ingdon, VV. a. Kerckhoff, 3. B. Miller, M. C. Neuner, Motley Flint, Isaac Mil hank, \v. \t w..,,.i5. Fred i. Baker, Perry Weldnei and Frank A. Garbutt. LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, 1010. PLEA OF ORPHANS WILL WIN ANSWER Kind Hearted Women Confident of Public Assistance for New Buildings No charity appeals to the kind-heart '■ ed public in the Christmas season like ; ; that which win help the little orphans '. who have no parents to summon, old Kris Kringle down the chimney with j his load of goodies and presents so dear to childish hearts. It is for this reason that the call of the kind-hearted women of Los An geles for funds* with which to com plete a new orphans' home will be ! answered in abundance and this Christmas, it is hoped, old Santa Claus, supplied by kind-hearted peo ple, will bring the money to finish I building the big home Ifor the or phaned little ones. The $60,000 home for the Los An geles Orphans' Home society in Cole grove is under course of construction, and in order that the children without father or mother may be more com fortably housed a call has been sound ed by kind-hearted society women who have interested themselves In the pro ! ject for $25,000 to complete the fund ', needed to finish the building. INSTITUTION OVERCROWDED The present institution is at Tale and Alpine streets, and owing to its crowded condition and lack of play ground for the youngsters, it has be come almost essential that the orphans be moved.. The corner stone for the new home will be laid in two weeks and will mark the completion of two years of hard work on the part of the women in materializing their plans for an or phans' home. The Herald has led the subscription to be taken up for the remaining $25, --000 needed by a donation of $800. It Is expected that today will swell the amount and so on until the entire $25,000 has been raised. The build ing, providing the money is raised will be ready for occupancy within six months. • The new home is situated a mile from Colegrove station, within the city limits, on a tract given to the society by Charles M. Stlmson. The tract cov ers one block bounded by El Centro, Waring, Vine and Gregory streets. The land on which the structure is being built has 590 foot frontage on Waring and 270 feet on El Centro street with a facade on the latter thor oughfaree. PLAYGROUND FOB CHILDREN The Los Angeles street railway cars running to Radium Hot Springs have their terminus at Melrose avenue and El Centro street, within one block of the home. The home is thus situated in the "open air" belt away from the center of the city. Grounds are af forded by the new location which will give the children plenty of play ground and allow them to romp at will. ]n planning the building the archi tects have sought to convey a home like atmosphere and to draw away from a mental impression of an or phanage. The four buildings are ai tlstcally grouped and connected by coveivd passages. The buildings, which are on the cottage plan, are in colonial style, and the Idea of a group of attractive homes is at once con veyed instead of a public institution. NEW SLAVONIAN CHURCH DEDICATED BY BISHOP Prelate Tells Parishioners to Become Good Citizens The new St. Anthony's church for Slavonian Catholics was dedicated yes terday morning by the lit. Rev. Bishop Conaty, assisted by a large number of the priests of the city. The church is 1 at Alpine and Figueroa streets and was erected at the cost of $7000, having a seating capacity of 400. Just preceding the ceremony the Slavonian society with a brass band met the. bishop and escorted him to the church. Father Zurich, the pastor, was cele brant of the solemn high mass, assisted by Fathers Organisciak and Idelfonse. 'l'lu Revs. <[. Donahoe and T. F. Fahey were deacons of honor to the bishop and acted as chanters. Bishop Conaty preached an eloquent sermon, speaking of the history of the church and the persecution the Slavon ian people had endured for their re ligion. Hi' pointed out the freedom of the Church in America and urged the Slavonian parishioners to become ac- CUBtomed to the laws and customs of their adopted country that they might become useful citizens The sermon was explained in the Slavonian lan guag by Father Zurich. CAR CREW TURNS DOCTOR; MAN HIT Oil Field Worker Goes to Sleep on Track of Los Angeles- Pacific BOTH LEGS ARE CRUSHED After Rendering First Aid Rail roaders Use Car for Ambu lance Duty While asleep on the tracks of the Los Angeles Pacific company at a sharp curve near Sherman Junction last night, James H. Gorman, an oil field laborer, who recently came to California from Pennsylvania, was struck by eastbound car No. 736, in charge of Motorman J. Phipps and Conductor W. S. Foss. and incurred probable fatal Injuries. His right leg was crushed above the knee aivd his left foot was mangled. From letters found in the pockets of the injured man it was learned that he has a family living at Noblestown, Pa. Gorman is a member of the Knights of Maccabees and was em ployed by the Rancho La Brea Oil company in the Sherman oil fielus. Be fore coming here Gorman worked at Coalinga. According to the car crew the unfor tunate man was lying on the track with both lees across one of the rails. Re cause of the fog the motorman was un able to distinguish objects far ahead and was running at moderate speed. The sjjeed was slackened because of the sharp curve and the car was with in a few feet of Gorman before he was seen. Motorman Phipps applied the brakes, but before he could bring the car tr> a stop the wheels passed over the sleeping man. The car crew applied improvised tourniquets to prevent the victim from bleeding to death, placed him aboard the car and hurried him to the receiving hospital. They said they detected a strong odor of liquor on the breath of the Injured man and found a bottle partly filled with whis ky near him. Police Surgeon Carter says Gorman has but a slight chance for recovery. VENTURA COMPANY WELL NEAR PIRU PROMISING High Quality Oil Reported in Re cent Shipment from Jewell Company Superintendent W. C. Daniels of the Ventura Oil Development company, operating- near Piru, Ventura county, reports that two streaks of oil sand eight feet thick have been 1 encountered in well No. 3 and that the formation is changing from shale to oil sand about every twenty feet. The main sand body is expected soon, as the In dications all point to its close proxim ity to the present point reached by the drill, which is close to 1300 feet. Re cent developments in the immediate neighborhood have been of an exceed ingly encouraging character, and Mr. Daniels believes it will be but a ques tion of a short time before the Ventura property of the company will be on a producing basis. A recent shipment of oil from the Jewell Oil company was reported by the gauger of the Independent agency to be the best quality and purity ever taken into the pipe line. Only six tenths of one per cent of foreign mat ter was found, which is a remarkable showing- for the Kern River district. The production of the Jewell is in creasing from month to month. Well No. 8 is probably the best producing well in Kern River, while No. 10 is pro nounced almost, if not quite, as good. It is expected that the December pro duction will be over 7000 barrels. Lady Washington well No. 1, section 6, Sunset district, is reported down close to 2300 feet, having made some thing like 100 feet of progress in two weeks' time. It is stated that a new •streak of sand has been penetrated, indicating that the main sand of the district will be found within a short distance of the present point of drill ing. The showing is excellent. On the Essex, adjoining to the east and just north of the Yellowstone, a showing of high gravity oil is reported at a depth of a little over 2000 feet, and on the California King, drilling with a rotary, there have been oil indications for some time. The Bronco, imme diately to the east of the Yellowstone, is said to be doing not less than 100 barrels a day of oil running better than 40 degrees in gravity. The Lady Washington, preparatory to the incom ing of the big well, has a sump capa ble of holding 5000 barrels, recently built. Reports of great interest to Templot» McKittrick stockholders are coming from the property at Sunset since the new management took hold. Well No. 2 h.'iH been flowing for two or thre« weeks, filling- the sump hole and neces sitating 1 further accommodation for the oil. The well is to be capped, so as to hold the gas and increase the flow of the oil. As soon as these matters are attended to Well No. 1 will be put in shape, and it is expected that it will equal No. 2 in production. A contract for the sale of the oil at a price much higher than the present price for ordi nary oil is being negotiated. A recent test of well No. 6 of the Premier Oil company, Coallnga, one of the properties Included in the Cali fornia Consolidated Oil company deal, showed it capable of producing better than 400 barrels of oil per day. This is one of the older wells on the west line of the property. The last two wells finished have been flowing steadily ever since they were brought in. When pumping to full eapactiy it is esti mated that not less than 75,000 barrels per month can be produced from the fifteen finished wells on the- property. FORMER POLITICIAN OF PROMINENCE NEAR DEATH J. Marion Brooks, one time politician and office holder of California, still hovers between life and death at the French hospital in this city. He con tinues to grow weaker and it is be lieved that life will remain but a few hours longer. it was thought yesterday that he would not survive the day. State ments are given out by the attending physicians that owing to advanced age and wasted vitality he cannot last much longer than a few hours. CRACKSMEN'S AUTO NOW POLICE CURIO Passerby Causes Burglars to Flee and Desert Machine and Kit of Tools LEAVE JIMMY IN STORE DOOR Car Believed to Be One Used in Kidnaping and Robbery of B. G. Wolfskill A Bulrk "30" automobile, fully equipped, was xtolen from in front of the Mnjrsiii- theater last night while It* nwniTH, C. K. HalllweU and brother, were Inside the show house witnessing the De Wolf Hopper performance. Three men are nalri to have driven the machine away from in front of the theater. The police think It probable that the men are the "automobile cracksmen" who lost their own machine when discovered attempting to break Into a store Satur day night. The license of the stolen niwhlne 1» 38547. The three fashionable "gentlemen of the jimmy" who have recently been touring Los Angeles, cacking an oc casional safe or kidnaping a pedestrian in their machine during the bother some details of robbing him of lii» watch and roll are Inconvenienced but not seriously discommoded by the loss of their automobile late Saturday during a brief stop at the store of the Bailey Schmttz Upholstering company, 634 South Spring street, for the pur pose of blowing a safe. When George A. White, a passerby, came upon the cracksmen they were jimmying the door of the store. Surprised at their work they took to their heels in most un-Raffles fashion, deserting their au tomobile and a fine kit of burglars' tools and leaving a jimmy stuck in the door, for a card. But despite the capture of the auto mobile the police are as much in the dark as ever regarding the identity of the dashing burglars. With due pre caution the thieves had removed the number plate, every mark of identi fication had been. - carefully taken from the machine and even markings made by repair men had been chiseled out. The car had been carefully out fitted for the work Intended and not a clew was on it to the identification of its owners. It Is at present held In the basement of the police station. AUTO IS IDENTIFIED The auto was practically identified yesterday as the one used by the thieves last Wednesday night when they kidnaped B. G. Wolfskin at Thir ty-ninth and Hill streets, flung him in the machine and after robbing him during the progress of the speedy ride, tossed him from the machine at For ty-fifth street and South Park avenue. A number of reports at the detectives' office yesterday morning also indicat ed that the burglars were responsible for the cracking of a safe In the store of MerVlam Bros., candy manufactur ers at 137 North Utah, and the bur glarizing of a saloon at Santa Fe and Seventh streets Saturday night. In each instance it is believed the bur glars, by the use of the auto and mod ern tools, were able to do their jobs quickly and make their escape. According to Officer G. C. Stevens, the burglars used the automobile as a shield In their attempt to rob the South Spring street store. After plac ing the machine In such a position in the alley that their operations were shielded from view they were planning to do their work in supposed safety when White spied them and frightened them away. The automobile is comparatively new but has evidently had hard wear dur ing the last few weeks. It is of a well known make and valued at about $2000^ WIFE SLAYER'S BROTHER HEARS 'VOICES;' IS HELD Brooding over the troubles of his brother, who is confined in the county jail on a charge of murder, Jesse Luitweiler, 35 years old, a machinist, was taken to the receiving hospital yesterday on suspicion that he is in sane. Since the brother killed his wife and attempted to kill his sister-in-law, Miss May Agnes Dillingham, last July, Luit weiler has been melancholy. Lately he began to think he heard his brother's voice in the county jail calling to him and within the past few days the "voices" became so pronounced that it was decided to take the man into custody. Luitweiler says three of his aunts died insane, NEWHALL TUNNEL IS TO SOON BE THROWN OPEN The. great Newhall ttlnnel will be thrown open to the public next Mon day, December 19. By this the old Newhall grade, which has been a stumbling block to north and south traffic in Los Angeles county for many years is reduced from 23 to 6 per cent. Probably no other work being done under the good roads bond issue will be more highly appreciated and approved of by the people than the reducing of this incline. On the north, the approach is 1000 feet leading back to the old road. The tunnel is 435 feet in length and is 200 feet below the surface of the earth. The approaches are of atone and the interior is of cement. The original CO*t of construction was $63,364 but later extras to the amount of $3000 have been added. Formal opening of the tunnel will take place on the 19th which will be marked by short exercises. A bronze tablet will also be placed at the entrance bfttiing the names of those instrumental in the building. FEAST OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OBSERVED The feast of the Immaculate Concep tion was observed at the Cathedral of St. Vlblana last evening with a special vesper service at which Bishop Conaty preached the sermon. The Young Ladies' sodality attended in a body and participated in the procession which waa held at the close of the service. G-r-r! Injured Dog Bites Man Who Tries Aid Canine Hit by Auto Runs Away and Rescuer Goes to Hospital The kindness of A. T. Munns, an automobile salesman, to an injured dog last night resulted In his going to the receiving hospital for treatment for two ugly lacerations in his right wrist. Munns, who lives at 1722 West Ad ams street, was standing In front of Luna park when an auto whizzed along and struck a silky-haired span iel. The injured animal yelped with pain and Munns ran out to aid It. He stooped to pick It up, when the dog snarled, bit him twice on the right wrist, then jumped to its feet and ran away. CLOSE GUARD KEPT ON TURNBULL GIRL Claimant to Baldwin Millions Not Permitted to Send Out Letters INTERESTED IN HER FRIENDS Central Figure of Sensational Case Seems Unconcerned on Eve of Trial The central figure in a legal battle, involving more money than any will contest in the history of California, 17-year-old Beatrice Anita Baldwin Turubull was yesterday the calmest of all those associated with her in her fight for a fortune which begin! today before Judge Rives in depart ment two of the superior court. While those about her were thinking and talking of legal points, court moves and the whereabouts of witnesses, Miss Turnbull gave her thoughts to a novel and was obviously interested in any thing- concerning her young girl and young men friends. But while the dreamy eyed young Baldwin claimant gossiped of almost anything except the will case, those about her were very careful that she should not forget the matter entirely. For Instance, Miss Turnbull has not made a move since her arrival in Los Angeles unless she was accompanied by another woman who is known as her companion, installed with her by her relatives and guardian, and who keeps careful watch over everything she does. Yesterday the girl's guardian, Leo 3. Magulre, admitted that in view of the magnitude of the contest in which site Is involved unusual precautions had been taken to watch over Miss Turn bull. A few days ago her companion reported to her attorneys that Miss Turribull had written a letter to a young friend. LETTER IS JiEVER SENT Immediately the letter was taken from the young woman and submitted to her chief counsel, Walter B. Grant. Although it contained nothing but girl ish prattle the attorney advised that at this time the young lady write no letters and the epistle never was sent. Yesterday great excitement prevailed among the Turnbull retinue because the young woman slipped away from her companion and sent a telephone message. Although the message was one of no importance it was immediate ly traced down and weighed before the excitement subsided. The attorneys for the young claim ant assert that a swarm of detectives employed by the other side is watching every move of the young girl and those who surround her. It is claimed that detectives followed the Turnbulls on their recent trip east and engaged ad joining rooms in order to watch them while they were at a hotel in San Francisco. In view of these alleged circumstances the special precautions have been taken to avoid prying eyes at the Newmaryton hotel on Olive street, between Third and Fourth, where the Turnbulls are now stopping. The case is set for 2 o'clock thisi afternoon, but it is expected that it will require several days to secure a jury and begin the trial. WANTS SHARE OF *11,000,000 Miss Turnbull, who was born in Los Angeles and has lived most of her life in Boston, Mass., will come into pos session of two-ninth's of Lucky Bald win's $11,000,000 estate if successful in proving that she Is the daughter of the dead turfmnn. She is represented by an array of legal talent that promises a stubborn and bitter fight for the sharing of the vast estate. The girl's mother, Mrs. Lillian Ash ley Turnbull, it is claimed, lived with Baldwin under what was supposed to be a common law marriage agreement. The original of the agreement which is said to have been signed by Mrs. Ash ley and the turfman is now in the pos session of H. A. Unruh, executor of the estate, it is claimed, and the girl's at torneys have formally demanded that the agreement be produced at the trial. The California law provides that a child of a void marriage, which that of Mrs. Ashley and Baldwin proved to be, shall nevertheless be regarded as a legitimate child. The name of Beatrice Anita Bald win Turnbull was not mentioned by Baldwin when he made his will divid ing his property among his children, widow and .a few friends. It is claimed, however, that such an omis sion does not necessarily infer that the father meant to disinherit the child but that he unintentionally for got her, thus making the will void. She is entitled to a share of the estate under this presumption If the facts as to the marriage and parentage can be ascertained. . Beatrice Anita Baldwin's mother went east a number of years ago and married William Turnbull. The girl was later legally adopted by them but the Massachusetts statute under those conditions does not bar Inheritance from her natural father. ARREST MEXICAN SUSPECT A. Gallardo, a Mexican, was arrest ed by Sergeant Toolen and Detective McCann last night on suspicion of hav ing entered the home of Jesus Acadiz at New High near Arcadia streot, and stealing a watch, suitcase and various articles of clothing. The officers say the accused was seen prowling about the place shortly before the robbery was discovered. J. W. HUNT DIES BROKEN HEARTED Owner of Angelus Hotel Suc cumbs on Eve of Getting Divorce from Wife END COMES IN SANITARIUM Aged Millionaire Never Able to Heal Wound Caused by Bride's Elopement J. W. Hunt, 70 years old. many times a millionaire and owner of the Angelus hotel In this city, died In a sanitarium nt Dallas, Texas, yesterday, almost on the eve of securing- a, final decree of divorce from his beautiful young wife, who was Miss Harriet Babcock of De troit, Mich. Her elopement some time ago with a scion of English nobility while sojourn ing- In Faris Is said to have broken thn old millionaire's heart, and although a reconciliation was affected and they lived together for awhile, the wound caused by his matrimonial troubles never healed. Mr. Hunt brought suit for divorce after she had left him for the second time. They had be'en married nine years, and the final decree of divorce was to have boon granted within a few weeks in New York. An interlocutory decree bad already been granted. Besides owning the Angelus hotel property in Los Angeles, Hunt through his active business career acquired in terests in many parts of the United Stales that mounted into millions of dollars. He was the builder and owner of tho great new Southland hotel in DallMi built three years ago. He was heavily interested in several banking institu tions nt Savannah. Oa., and owned thousands of acres In the Carollnas. The body will be taken to CochrftlJ, Ga., for burial on Wednesday, where It Is said he spent his boyhood. MEMBER OLD SPANISH FAMILY PASSES AWAY Mrs. Mercedes Vignes Dies in Great City She Knew as Pueblo Mrs. Mercedes Vignes, 75 years old, a life-long resident of Los Angeles, and a prominent member of the ex clusive Spanish society in the early pueblo days, died shortly after 11 o'clock last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. De Cota, 1249 East Ninth street. Mrs. Vignes was born at Santa Bar bara when that place was a mere vil lage and when this state was Mexican territory. She came to Los Angeles when quite young and here met her husband, J. M. Vignes, who arrived in this country in the gold days of '49 from Bordeaux, Prance. Mrs. Vignes and her husband, who died January 11, 1905, were intimate friends of General Pio Pico and his family, and with all the early promi nent families who made their homes in this section during the days of long ago. * The family acquired a vast amount of land in Southern California, and at one time owned the territory lying be tween Aliso, First and Alameda streets —one of the streets in that area being named after them. A score of yearß ago her husband operated a large winery, having an ex tensive vineyard near where Jefferson street now is, from where Tie shipped wines to all parts of the world, and an orange ranch near that place. He could not adapt himself to the changed con ditions and his liberal methods of open hearted manners resulted in his losing most of hi 3 property. Mrs. Vignes is survived by four sons and three daughters—H. P. Vignes, bailiff In Police Judge Chambers' court: A. C. Vignes, station master for the Pacific Electric company; John P. Vignes, an electrician; H. C. Vignes, Mrs. R. Laughlin, Mrs. D. Cota and Mrs. Minnie Fernandez. Mrs. Vignes was a devout Catholic and will bo buried from St. Joseph's cathedral. Twelfth and Lob Angeles streets, the date of the funeral to be arranged later. PREDICTS FULL TRIUMPH FOR CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Reynold E. Blight, minister of th© Los Angeles Fellowship, speaking in a prelude on "The Future of Christian Science" yesterday morning, asserted that its philosophy rested on the eter nal verities, and that within a decade it would be one of the most powerful religious institutions in the world. The speaker's remarks were greeted with applause by the largo audience that taxed the capacity of the audito rium. "No human institution is perfect, and just criticism can be leveled at the Christian Science church for its short comings and extravagances," said Mr. Blight, "but this is true of every church in existence and has been true throughout the ages. No religious in stitution can live and prosper that does not profoundly appeal to the soul of man, that does not answer to some vital need of humanity, and in which the good does not far outweigh the bad. "The fundamental philosophy of Christian Science —the oneness and im minence of God —is common to all re ligions and is the heart of every real philosophy from Plato to Emerson. In every age of history genuine revivals of spiritual power have followed the preaching of the Unity of God, and this has been the burden of the mes sage of every great religious teacher from Moses to Mohammed. "The future of Christian Science is assured. Whatever there is unworthy or irrational will be sloughed off. Its teaching will become more and more spiritual and correspondingly power ful. It will be t light-bringer, a health-giver, and the world will be a sweeter, happier, holier plftct through the splendid teachings of Christian Science." Mr. Blight also spoke on the sub ject, "Is It Ever Permissible to Toll a Lie?" and contended that if right eousness was enthroned at tho heart of the universe a lie could never be defended. Truth could be trusted un der all circumstances, and the only safe position to be ta' "n wu one of absolute sincerity.