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CALIFORNIA SWEPT BY FATAL
FLOODS MONEY LOSS GREAT
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 18. Three
persons were killed, $1,000,000 dam
age was done to property and the
city was almost cut off from the out
side world today by uninterrupted
rains since Saturday, resulting in
floods rendering many homeless.
The downpour at times, vurtually
a cloudburst, was accompanied by
intermittent gales. Wind last night
levelled hundreds of derricks in the
great Taft oil fields, threatening to
start fires and explosions.
Scores of families have been car
ried in boats from the doors and
windows of their flooded homes.
Railroads in Southern California
are crippled by the storm. Numerous
washouts have been reported. Dry
creeks became raging torrents. Small
brooks were turned into rivers and
lakes, some two and three miles
wide, sweeping ranch houses and live
Telephone and telegroph lines are
Fears are felt that the city's light
plant will be flooded, leaving the city
practically helpless at night.
Trains filled with tourists have
been stalled by the rising waters. Two
hundred passengers were forced to
spend last night at Pomona, with lit
tle prospect of reaching their destina
tions for days.
Twenty-five tourists were maroon
ed at Camp Baldy, where an inch of
rain is falling ever yohur. A canyon
near them has been turne'd into a
In the "Little 'Russia" quarter of
Los Angeles several houses were up
to their eaves in the flood.
Santa Ana, Cal., Jan. 10. Three
pjersons were drowned when the
buggy in which they were driving fu
riously to escape the floods between
Annaheim and Fullerton was swept
from the state highway today.
The Santa Ana river has burst out
pf its banks and its waters rushed
down on the eastern section of Ana
heim, according to reports which
MINERS CONVENE WAGE SCALE
WILL BE CONSIDERED
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 18. 1,500
delegates representing all of the or
ganized coal fields gathered in Tom
linson hall today in the biggest labor
convention that is held in America.
Of supreme importance to miners
and the public are the demands the
convention will make on the oper
ators as to" an increase in the wage
scale. It is assured that the demands
will be for an increase of not less
than 10 per cent
Upon the negotiations that follow
this demand will depend whether lim
ited or extensive coal strikers are to
be declared on April 1. All wage scale
agreements for anthracite and bitu
minous fields expire March 31.
Ludington, Mich. Pere Marquette
car ferry No. 19, Ludington to Mil
waukee, breaking up in heavy gale
four miles north of here in Lake
Michigan. Lifesavers unable to res
cue 20 men who are aboard.
Homewood, 111. Michael Visnon
ski, 9, and sister, Mary, 6, killed by
gas fumes escaping from coal stove.
Bergen, Norway. Fire that raged
in Bergen for several days was prac
tically extinguished today, after
causing loss estimated $30,000,000.
Copenhagen. Swedish steamer
Kepler of 500 tons has been aban
doned in sinking condition. Crew
Kenton, O. Wm. Neal of Alger, to
win a $25 bet, has been grinding cof
fee 10 hours a day for four days. He
must keep handle going until Thurs
day night to win.
New York. Wm. Todd, 75, well
known to older New York society
people, had $50,000 in cash when he
was found dead in bed early today.
Was Fifth avenue cabmap.