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•L. XXXII, NO. ga.
JAPANESE CARRY
AMOUNT SUNGSHU
F. STRONGHOLD AFTER
/MINES DESTROY WALL -'
USSIANS RESIST VALIANTLY
dmiralty Denies Recall of Ships
l From Second Pacific Squadron.
Togo Invokes Dead Sailors
i for His Fleet
jDy Aurocluleil Tress.
TOKIO, Jan. 1, 7 a. m.— Sungshu
mountain' (Cnnonla hill) whs stormed
nnd captured yesterday (Snturilay) by
the Japanese forces bcHleglng Port
Arthur. '
j. A telegram from the besieging army
at Port Arthur received today: Through
[in opening at (ho entrance Into the
bomb-proof in the gorge at Sungfhu
mountain ail the 'entombed Russians
jwere gradually brought out. The res
cued number two officers nnd over IGO
men. According to the prisoners about
i^O corpses arc burled under the 'debris
caused -by the explosion of our mines.
,|The trophies t nkeii include field and
machine guns not yet enumerated.
i. '-'"At 6 o'clock Saturday morning our
jeapplng body in front of. the oast fort
on'Panlung mountain blew, up ap art
of i the old Cliinese'.wall - and are now
concentrating defense works there."
IV--'1 V --' .■.•"■-'■■■■ — — i ■ ■...'■
MINES DEMOLISHED WALLS
yictors Crowded Into- the Fort After
Explosion "'■ , .-■•
) TOKIO, Jan. 1, 10:30 v. in.— The war
department confirms the reported as
sault upon and capture of Sungshu
yesterday by the forces besieging Port
'Arthur. The attack : began nfter the
Capture of liihlung mountain. At first
the attack faileu to succeed on account
of protection which the Russians en
joyed and the desperate character of
their defense.
I ; Yesterday, at 10 a. m. tho Japanese
exploded a series of mines and Im
mediately assaulted the works, which
they entirely occupied by 11 o'clock.
J'r The Russians exploded a series of
pnines as they retired. A portion of
Ihe garrison ; retreated southward. An
other portion held the gorge where they
,were burled, by the debris thrown up
by the ■ explosion™ of_lheir own mineE.
Denies Recall of Fleet
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 31.— The ad
miralty ' absolutely denies ' the .report
circulated last night that the battle
ship Oreal and the cruiser Izumrud
of the "Russian second Pacific squad
ron had been ordered to return.
TOGO REPORTS THE DEAD
QHe Makes' Pathetic Apostrophe to His
k ■.'•• Departed Comrades
,'V TOKIO, Dec. 31, 7p. m.— At the fun
i.eral here today of several officers and
'jnien •" who were killed while fighting
lunder him In attacks on the Port
; (Arthur (leet und fortress, Vice Admiral
|* logo addressed their spirits in the fol-^
-'•. twing words:
I "As I stand before your spirits I can
arilly express my feelings. Tour per
)- onalitlos are fresh .in > my .'; memory.
■• four .corporeal existence, has ceased,
; jut your passing ' from ;this- world has
• ieen in the gallant: discharge of your
,' luty,'. by % virtue , of ' which' the enemy's
;' leet on this side of the'\TOrld has been
7 empletely, disabled and, our combined
I leet holds undisputed command r of s the
.; leas. ' . ;■>; . . „ ; „.•'.''
• "I ! trust this will bring peace and
"' est ; to your ) spirits". ', / '
'$ .''it is my, agreeable, duty to avail my.
ißelf of my,; presence in this city, whith
ter'l have, been called, by our emperor,
. to. render v report of our sucfesses to
,'lhe spirits of thow who sacrificed their
;«irthly7oxlstene??m the attainment of
( 'so jimpprtant v result . ns that ' abovo
jVindered. ",-• '
„J"Most humbly JIo, in person,
\ -1 ' ■'■ '.'HI3JHACIUHO TOGO,
.'- ("Admiral of the combined fleets."
Loan Terms : Please Russia
,!Jbt. I'ETJEUSBURG, • Dec-. 31.— The
I terms of the new German loan are re
garded: favorably j here as an evidence
o*. ihe state of Russian credit abroad.
it Is pointed out thut'during the ltus-'
30-Turklsh 'war the Meudelssohnii
riiankera^of Berlin), 'who are syndicat
ing 'the present loan, were not eom
•lietely.'successful in ilnanclng a B per
■ lent loan ut 76.
English Watch Russia's Fleet
MELBOUKNK, .Vietorll,' Dec. 31.—
'he' Argos ? intimates . that the British
fisers Cadmus and Torch, which re
tly *Builed lor : the ' Tonga islands,
1 also visit the Marshall islands in
mection with .the possible coaling
re of -vessels belonging to the lUis
iii 'second Pacific squadron.
rOUNGI WOMAN ENDS *
BY DROWNING IN A
: BARREL OF RAINWATER
> By 'Associated ' Tress. , .
;;■ iWATSONVH.WE. Dec. 31.—An
■. nlo .Truekeon, &' prominent . young
! [woman .of this city, committed
j.suioide today/ by drowning' ln a
V, barrel of rttlnwuter in the reai^o'f
\ j her home. She was 26 ycurs old/
»; Disappointment In lovo is us
' signed as the cause for, suicide. '
LOS ANGELES HERALD
DR. CHADWICK IS
WILLING PRISONER
GOES TO CLEVELAND WITHOUT
REQUISITION PAPERS
IS STUNNED BY WIFE'S FATE
Weeps When Told She Is Measured
by Bertillon System—Will Tell
All In Proposed
Book
Ily AmoflnlPd Pr»«I. i
NIJW YORK, Dec. 31.— Dr. Leroy S.
Chadwick, husband of Mrs. Oassle 1..
Chadwick, arrived in this country to
dny on the steamship Pretoria, ran the
Kantlet of big crowds which had wait
ed for hours 'to see him, was taken to
Hoboken police headquarters nnu to the
recorder's court mid finally left for
Cleveland, not as a prisoner but ns the
guest of Sheriff Harry, who hind come
from Ohio with a warrant for the doc
tor's arrest, which he did not servo.
After the trying ordeal of the day,
Dr. Chadwlrk appeared cheerful when
he and Sheriff Barry arrived at the
Pennsylvania station In. Jersey City
this afternoon to take the 5:15 train for
Cleveland.
Sheriff Harry had left Dr. Chadwick
and his daughter, Miss Mary fchndwlck,
at the hotel In Hoboken, while he came
to New York to attend "to some busi
ness. The sheriff returned, to the hotel
early in the afternoon and he and Dr.
Chadwfftk rode to the station In a cab.
During an hour's wait at the station
Dr. Chadwick talked of his travels, but
declined to discuss his wife's troubles
or ills own. '
His daughter remained in Hoboken
and in a few days will go to Jackson
ville, Fla.' The doctor's departure was
delayed several hours that he might nr
range for Miss Chadwlck's trip south.'
According to an Interview with .'a
first cabin passenger, published here to
day, Miss Mary Chadwick said. ln the
course of the voyage to America:
Daughter Has Lost, Fortune
"We knew, nothing .. or suspected
nothing until remittances from . home
began to fall short. Now I have all oi
my* gowns but none of my money. left.
I don't know what . it 'all J means. •' 1
know that father is not to blame. I
think there . has been- some . horrible
mistake "that we will' be able-.to clear
up when we get home. I hated to be
lieve that my. mother wrongfully used
my money," although' apparently : It is
ai: gone."
According to the Interview, Dr. Chad
wick had I lost $8000 of his money.' and
several hundred thousand dollars that
belonged to his daughter in her own
right had also disappeared. .
Dr. Chadwick : and his daughter . oc
cupied one of the poorer staterooms in
the second cabin, j
•Dr. Chadwick gave the" Associated
Press a long' interview on his arrival.
In reply to questions, he said:
"1 am Inexpressibly shocked by the
recent turn of events. .1 am Innocent
of all charges against me and can
point with pride to a thirty-five-year
residence In Cleveland. I am entirely
without Information as to the case,
except what I read in' the papars anfl
what you have been good enough to
toll me. So 1 can say nothing of the
awful charges against my wife.
VMy life the past few .weeks has
been a living death, and I hope no 'one
will ever go through what I have un
dergone.
Stands by Her Father
"When I recovered from my illness in
Paris , my financial resources made it
necessary for me to travel In the sec
ond cabin. I insisted that my daughter
go first-class, but the noble girl're
fused and has kept at my side, cheering
me in my dark hour of trouble and
proving to me what a splendid woman
the is.
v"I know little of Mrs. Chadwick's
financial affairs and until 1 find out
the details will say nothing. I am
overwhelmed by the charges agatim
her." .
Dr. Chadwick read the . Associated
Press dispatch from Cleveland that
Mrs. C'hudwicjt had ; been measured by
the Bertillon system. As he finished
the reading he groaned aloud, -'and as
he turned to the correspondent,' tears
rolled down his cheeks. '-} ,
"This is the last straw," he said,
"measuring her in that way. I am ab
solutely innocent, - And you say \ poor
old Beekwlth is very ill? Poor man!
I know him but little, but I am sure he
is Innocent. ".s£oßl
The correspondent then told Dr.
Chadwick the statement that has been
made that Mrs. Chadwick is believed
to be Madame Devere. He Jell back
stunned.
"Madame Deverel'J he cried. ."I don't
believe that such a thing can be pos
sible. If she Is I have never suspected
it and do not for a moment believe It.
"I caynot think . • Mrs. Chadwick
guilty of anything. I do not know tho
charges, but she cannot be guilty."
Asked about his financial resources
he said: "If what the papers say Is
true I am homeless and without a dol
lar. Oh, it is hard for one at my time
of life to come to this!
. "To make my situation clear. I havo
(.Cuutluucd uu l'u>« TirM
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY* "m^NINO, JANUARY i, 1905. porp 0r f qm^
INDICTS SENATOR
AND CONGRESSMAN
MITCHELL AND HERMANN ARE
ACCUSED OF FRAUD
SAYS $2000 BRIBE PASSED
Deputy Sheriff Is Also. Implicated
WitH Statesmen In Oregon Land
Steals Now Under
Investigation
By Amoclnted I'rcw.
PORTLAND, Ore, Dec. 31— United
States ' Senator John ir. Mitchell, Rep
resentative in . Congress \ ttlnger Her
mann and George Sorenson, formerly n
deputy sheriff of Multnomah county!
were Jointly indicted todny by the fed
eral grand Jury.
The Indictment alleges that John H.
Mitchell and Ulnger Hermann did In
January, 1902, unlawfully and felon
iously conspire together and with each
other and with S. A. D. Puter, Horace
O. McKlnley, N. \V. Tarpley, Emma L. \
Watson, Salmon B. Ormsby,' Clark E. !
Loomis and William 18. Davis and \
others to defraud the government ■ of !
the United States out ot a portion of |
its public lands situated In township '•
11 south, of range 7 east, by means of ' t
forged and false affidavits and flctl- •
tlous. persons, and that in furtherance ;
of such conspiracy S. A. D. Puter did i
on March 9, 1902, pay to John H. Mitch- ',
ell the sum of $2000 to secure his lnflu- *
ence with Binger Hermann, then com- '
mlsisoner of the general land office in •
Washington. J
It alleges that acting upon the sug
gestion and the wish of Senator Mitch
ell and Influenced by him, knowing that
the transactions -were unlawful and fel
onious, Binger Hermann used hls - power
as commissioner of the general land
office to expedite twelve claims In town
ship 11-7, and had them passed to pat
ent when he knew them to be illegal
and not according : to the requirements
of the law.
Tried to Bribe Hall
The indictment also alleges that on
March 28, 1904, George Sorenson offered
to J6hn Hall, district attorney for the
United States in Oregon, the sum of
$5000 with intent, to influence said John
Hall in hiSj capacity. when acting upon
indictments returned against S.- A. D.
Puter, Horace tT ,fl\: McKlnley,-. et'al.,- to
defraud the government out 'of land In
township 11, south "of range 7 east.
, The alleged connection of Senator
Mitchell< and Representative. Hermann
with the alleged conspiracy dates back,
it is said,'. to the time when Mr.'Mitch
ell received the letter from "a-prom
lnent attorney, in Oregon,". Introducing
S.\ A.' D. Puter as a '"responsible bus
iness man of Oregon." . ,'
' , Before he left Portland, the gov
ernment will attempt to prove, that he
went to P. P. Mays and secured from
him ,a letter to" Senator Mitchell
though in fact, according to the gov
ernment, he was already well acquaint
ed .with the senator.
He told the senator. It Is alleged,
that he had already sunk a large
amount of money In the claims and
that Emma L. AVutson, a hard work
ing and honest girl,- had also Invested
in them at his suggestion.
Sought Mitchell's Influence
It was , necessary uuyhini to have
some Influence . with the commissioner
of the general . land office to secure
favorable recognition of hi» claims and
he therefore would like to ■ have ,, the
help of Senator Mitchell. The govern
ment will attempt to prove that he
promised to make it right with the sen
ator In the- event . that ..he, could i se
cure , the good will and assistance of
Mr. Hermann. ■;.'
The government contends that , Mr.
Puter then went ;to see ■, Bfnger Her
mann, then commissioner of the land
office, and talked the matter over, vlith
him. Hermann, it is ; alleged, did not
see that anything could be done to the
lands unless some action would _be
taken. which would make the transac
tion of record In the office.
Puter then got into a hack, it is al
leged, and. went to the hotel of Sen
ator Mitchell, the, Dewey house, and
told him . of the alleged conversation
with Commissioner" Hermann.
The famous Puter- Watson affidavits,
according to the government, were
then made In . the 1 hotel of the senator,
arid It alleges . that Senator^ Mitchell
dictated the alleged papers to Tils own
stenographer and had them delivered
to Mr. Puter aB soon as finished.
Hermann Acts' Promptly
On March 6, 1902, the government al
leges," Mr. Hermann ■wrote a letter to
Senator Mitchell, stating that he had
expedited the claims as per his request.
This is the letter which was introduced
in the first trfat and over the identifica
tion of which both Senator Mitchell and
Mr. Hermann were In doubt. It Is also
the letter , which Commissioner VVV. A.'
Richards made his trip :to Portland
from Washington to Identify.'
The clerk in charge of the case rec
ommended they be returned to the local
land "office at Oregon : City : for further
proof and Investigation, as the entries
seemed to be ' fraudulent ; and ', not ac
cording to law.,. These were the Davis
lands in which it in alleged W. H. Da
vis of Albany f and others . were inter
ested.
LoomUi then, forest superintendent,
according to i, the government,' in* the
tfiullaiulu I'auc* Tin)
SENATOR JOHN H. MITCHELL, INDICTED IN LAND FRAUDS CASE
FLINT LEADS IN
SENATE CONTEST
WOLFE Is,i SLATED? FOR PRQ
; : ■fEMPORE V PRESIDENT
John Stafford' ■ Claims ' Majority, for
Sergeant at Arms 'Of 'the. 'House.
Lamphrey Declines to State -J.'-
Figures j
I3y.a Staft Correspondent.
SACRAMENTO, ' Dec. ■ 31.— With " the
arrival hefe* tonight 'of the- Kep'ublican
political bosses • from > all. parts of - the
state' and the- subsequent opening of
headquarters by the different senatorial
aspirants the, battle 'for control' of 'the
legislature : ;'- which convenes
may be said to have reached' an excit
ing pitch. :! *■■ ■'•''•' ',>';"^ : ".\yJ •■"'; .;]
Tho . fight is now ;on i in ' earnest.' and
as yet it is 'difficult. to 'forecast the final
outcome. As predicted in. the ,'HeraUV
there •will' be 'but: two-c andidates.to
figure in the - senatorial contest, - Bard
and Flint. Both. sides tire. claiming. 'a
majority in ', the two' houses,' but 'as ' the
case now stands it 'looks very, favorable
to Flint. , His campaign managers are
confident that : he ! will . win on Hh'e first
ballot "with.' a", good '.'margin 'of .votes.
Knight': and „ Oxnard Vare K practically
eliminated from the flght..'; „-• .,':VV-.- ,
While a number of senators, and as
sembly men ; arrived In ,' Sacramento > this
morning the. scene, of did 'npt
shift to the' capital city until. mldnigh',
when the party, leaders reached here In
fulliforce. Then, the' programers got
together and •■ began prepuringr ■ for ■ the
opening gun Tuesday. .; \. , »;'
The slate is as. yet. Incomplete; in-' so
fair' as [the;<'hief\ clerkship [oC the k as
seinbly.ls concerned,, but It is : oonceded
that General Frank • C. v 'i > rescottl of
Redlauds will be speaker.' Kd . Wolfe
of Sun . Fraiiclsi'o will 1 probably
speaker pro tern \gf the "senate ,'aiid L.
A. Hllborn. secretary. "Wuch, interest
(renters In the outcome of the^oljief
clerkship of, the house. " Jacob . Step
pacher, has a strong/ northern following
and Clio, Lloyd ''has' an I almost solid
southern delegation .In his. favor. . In
dications point. to a warm contest with
Lloyd the probable winner. , .
. L. A. Hllborn is still' being strongly
mentioned . for secretary of , the senate
and Lou Martin seems be certain of
his old, place as sergeant- at-arms jof
the upper house. .,
John Stafford," sergeant -at- arms ' of
the assembly ; last - year, .whose < return
to the place is being opposed by Wil
liam N. Lamphrey; of Sacramento,
claims to have a majority of, the house
pledged to him.- Lamphrey] declines to
give out any numerical estimate of his
forces.
Lot Angeles Delegates Arrive
ABaeiiibljjiian Frank C. Preseott. who
now seems . to ; be In the • lead for the
Hieukeruhlp, arrived la Hucrumento to.
nlktbt i but before any , of ; the wuiting
legislators could - hold ; conferences , with
.him he sought- seclusion in hlSj apart-,
nients : and sent .word', to - all Inquirers
th&.t; he 'was. indisposed..... '. " i
i'The arrival of 'the Los^ Angeles dele •
gatloirattracted- general^a'ttentfon.' „AY."
H. Wright,' a. Flint, rnan:from'San.Ga-
Vriel, ; canve, tonight -.to , prepare for the
opening '• of ; the headquarters it of ,' : the"
"senatorial candidate.' , He; declared '.that
. Flint : had | announced • tonight j just I be
fore, he had j left San Francisco , that he
would . receive fifty,- vobes^ i(f : caucus. |
• ," It i Is '. announced.' that Fred Houser
of Los' Angeles ; will "■ present- Flint in'
the house and that Senator Hahn will
perform 'a like service in' the senate. -
Senator H. ;'A. • Broughtoh, ! instructed
for Senator Bard, 1 is said to be anxious
.to go into -caucus, 1 while Assemblyman
■W.'{»A^ i Johnstone , is . supposed ,to 'hold
such feelings 'in .disfavor.' ;, .■',:•.' '■.
jit. is more than, likely. that. the head
quarters of Geo.'A. Knight' and Henry
T. 1 Oxnard -will ' be; opened ■.-,- tomorrow
evening.';-. . y • . ',-'•*■ ■•'
UNIVERSITY SPECIFIES NEEDS
In Addition to Regular Appropriation
•, ... Large Sums Are Asked .. : •
■■ SACRAMENTO, Dec. 31.— A '■ list; of
tlw.' appropriations', that - the
of- California expects to "; receive"; from
the . present - session of the . legislature
was: presented rto Gov. :■ Pardee '/today
by a 1a 1 committee from the board of i«
geiits; i consisting ,' of \ President | Benja
mln'lde.Wheeler, and -Regents John 'A.
Brltton, R. 'j. '. Taussig, f Judge '> Charles
W. Slack and ' Attorney^ Charles' Snook.'
,jl In 'addition *to the .general .■ sum y for
maintenance /as : fixed \ by. law, .'appro
priation's for.'i an agricultural; building
and a university" farm ;\vere~" pointed out
as -of - prime -V Importance." •; President
Wheeler,, states 'that- while; plans, iiad
been ■ prepared • for a ' half 'mill lon , dollar,
building, ; the | university /would jbe con
tent ■■• with ' halt"* that; amo'uht, for ' the
erection; of ' a '-portion ■' of "the structure."
It [was stated that' a' good farm could
be, purchased -for. $100*000. ■ •
' At t lie 'suggestion of -the! members of
the .pedagogical department: ot" tho
university a'; bill appropriating JIO.OOO
forr'a^teachVi-s," ' training, school ,to- b<i
cityi'dueted ; lii • conjunction with the uni
versity ."will " be . presented.' • .*.. ,
| ThaUa special study of: the disease;;
of I grape ■ vines \ may be made ;' under
.the auspices of the university, an ap
pioprlatlon of JSOOO a year, will be urgeC,
instead of $1500 granted two years ago.
The system' of ! farmers' Institutes has
■grown to such' an extent that $6000
will be needed by; the .university agri
culturists •- during the next two years
to! properly carry, out their . work. •
' One of .' the , most ,• Important .appro
priation bill* that' will be presented on
behalf ' of * the university ' will. be. an
electric powei 1 plant for the Lick Obser
vatory. " Governor Pardeei' was, told
that if the ■ university were, granted
$10,000 ' a plant worth at least .' a ' third
more than - that ; amount could '- be 1 In
stalled.; as Plrector W. V W.* Campbell
had ' ( been ; promised ; necessary : machin
ery either as a gift 'or at cost,' ',' The
committee ■ pointed ■ out the fact ; that
at the present time* the observatory Is
lighted with kerosene; lamps,', that
greatly • endanger . the 1 place _ and ' that
the ' telescope' mechanism: has to be
moved by hand,
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 Of S. PER MONTH.
DEALS BLOW TO
GAS MONOPOLY
'SUPRjEMECOURT'ESTABLISHES
L : RIGHTS OF CITIES
High Tribunal Decides' That Charter
Provision Is Not Necessary to
Enable Councils to Proceed .^ '
: '.'.. Against Corporations ;
.. In deciding . three, cases ..appealed
from lower tribunals the supreme, court
ofj California: has dealt .the, gas '• mono
polies of the state a crushlngr^blow. : .
'•' The decision means in substance that
every city has tho 1 right to fix the price
of! gaß ', and ■ -electrlcll}', whether the
rnunicipni charter contains such a pro
vision or not. ;;,■'• ■. ■
. "Paul , Denninger ; vs. the }■ recorder's
court of Pomona" .'were, the capes upon
which the supreme court passed yester
dny. : Hobert G. Loucks, city attorney
of j Pomona, has been, fighting the, gas
monopoly; in his city ■ for- three ! years.
Unable '• to, proceed against .them
through ;the -Pomona city council he
proceeded" criminally.-'- The- suit was
decided ■ in ; favor of , the • city Jby Judge
Wilbur, of ,the ■ superior I court of Los
Angeles and the decision of the supreme
court is ia; victory. iboth* for Attorney
Loucks and Judge Wilbur.. '
Decision Far Reaching'
"Attorneys, consider; the .'decision one
of. the most' important and far' reaching
yet' rendered; by" the supreme.court.;. court. ; It
establishes the right of, a municipality
to I proceed 'against' any gas ! or lighting
company, eltherfclvllly'or criminally to
compel the; corporation^ to, furnish the
commodity at / a reasonable' rate. In
ease 'the corporation does not heed' the
civil -action '..they may be '• proceeded
against, us 'criminals'/ An established
rate/ may' -be enforced by arrest and
conviction of the /violators.'.'
■In Us bearing' upon the situation In
Los "Angeles 'the . decision of the .su
premo court te considered of .great im
portance. ' Inasmuch 1 as 'the city char
ter^ provides for the of the
gas business, the decision makes doubly
pluln the power of thpcouncll.
.' In , Mr. ' Loucks' victory 'for the city
of ;.' Pomona, those interested ; in : . the
proper regulation: of the gas business
in Los Angeles believe that the last ob
stacle i to ; securing a . good i quality \ of
the commodity at a fair price hag been
removed. . *- ■ X ■"■■.'.'
Steamers Collide in Bay
fly AMticuiecJ Preu, "
" SAN" FRANCISCO, Deo. 31.~-The
steam - schooner ' Newberg, ■ in backing
from her berth today t crashed into the
side of ' the ; government 7 steamer > Gen
eral Mlfflin. The Mlfflln was crowded
with soldiers, she was taking from. the
. Presidio] to . put aboard . the < transport
Thomas ' when :. the collision occurred.
The i cabin ': and upper 'works ' of > both
vessels " ! were coimlderably • . damaged
thouth uu one wus hurt.
ESCAPE DEATH BY
NARROW MARGIN
AVALANCHE BURIES TRACK OF
GLENDALE LINE
PASSENGERS PANIC STRICKEN
Crowded Car Arrives at the Ledge a
Moment After Tons of Rock
Come Crashing
Injury nnd possible death for a car
load of passengers on the Glendale lino
ot the Pacific Electric railroad . was
avoided by a few yards yesterday after
noon, when an avalanche of rocks nnd'
earth; crashed down upon' the trnrk
in the Ivanhoe cut'a moment beforo a.
car arrived at the spot.
The ' landslide caused by ■ the heavy
rains, of , Saturday morning occurred
shortly before 1 o'clock, and the car,
on Its way to Los Ang-eles, wns crowd
ed - passengers, among whom . the
wildest excitement prevailed when, as
the car passed on to a" level space, the
whole side of the cut seemed to cave
In, and then with a roar heard a mile
away, - descended' upon , the track. .
The car was not thirty. yards distant
from the , scene when the landslide* took
place, and passengers who heard the
rumble of the earth as it was torn loose
from the top turned to see the"mass of
nearly 100 tons of rock and dirt descend
upon the track over which they, were
about to pass. . Had ' the ; car ■ been fa
minute ' or : two ahead . of its schedule
it would have caught the full I " force, 'of
the ' landslide or. plunged at headlong
speed Unto 'the. mass of debris which
filled the bottom ' of : the cut . to' a depth
of many feet. . ' > . .' -
Had the car been In. the path of the
descending earth It would , have been
crushed like a matchbox: a telephone
polo standing in the way of a smnll
' portion). of . the landslide was ' snapped
off near Its basfTas easily as if it had
been a toothpick.* '
; Passengers were transferred and
continued on their way to, Los Angeles.
.The .cut Is made through the tills"
near,'- Ivanhoe, -and wlthn, depth of
nearly seventy feet, , is one of the;larg
est engineering feats undertaken on the
Glendale liiie.i ■ - : > _-. -' .. • '
SOUGHTHEALTH, FINDS DEATH
Rufus ' Walbridge,' Ranch Owner >of h
Covina, Dies in' El',Paso; ..'
Special to Thi HernM. . ' . : ; .
■ EL ; PASO, . Tex., Dec. 31.— Ruf us .1.
"Walbridge, : who came here six months -
ngo from Covina, • Cal., : for the ; beiieht i
of his health, died' suddenly as the. re-/
suit of heart failure. :. He owne'cl a large
ranch near Covinal'and his wife, who is
now there, has been' notified.
J. JI. Walbridge,- a tioii, is an . olHcer. '■
on the local police force.
THE DAIS NEWS
FORECAST
Southern California: Fair Sun
day; „: cooler; • heavy,' frosts in . tho
rriorning;/ light -north, wind. Maxi.
mum temperature in Los Angeles
yesterday,^ 60 ' deg.j ' minimum, 51.
PART I .
i I— Senator. Mitchell Indicted., l
•. 2-3 — Telegraphid 1 news.' ..';V/;^K ■
4— Ellis Jury discharged. ,
PART II'" .
1-3— Real estate.^ , '
4.6 — Classified ; advertisements.
• .7— Southern California news.
PART 111 '
1-3— Society. -
; Colored comic' supplement.
eastern;
Hlg water main bursts and threatens to flood 1
.Wu- York subway. 1 '" ' 'tiff ltifmntid
. Sociotary Hitchcock of Interior : department
Ktve» out statement regarding land frauds In
clklments.. -.;. -,-.; :■■ ■'.•■', ..... ■:•...•■. *-»v-.;
J^argei mall order house destroyed ' by nre in ;
Chlcugo. ' Lose over half n million dollars..'
I jiwsoii warns . Wall street of Intended raid
next 'I'm mliij j m*f l'.mui"'*»l»llil| IHt-r' l pililM
- Fire endangers business district In Chicago.
FOREIGN
. Ambatsador Porter asked to be recalled be
cause he needed rest. >wanPßMMsiflO|SMßtsj]
CounU'sa of Warwick announces herself »
Socialist and takes platform. , ■ >
■ American minister at Constantinople urge*
punishment of Kurdish chief who looted cara
van*, rbbsimmbbbmbb
COAST
Sacramento . river at ■ a , dangerous : height.
Wing dams and weir carried away by flood.
Indications are that Flint leads In senatorial
race. ■ "-*•■-— *Ktv<^»*Yi ri j iHiia*Ji«ni'"i
. Wounded Folsom guards ara progressing well.'
Senator Mitchell and . Representative i Her
mann are Indicted for land frauds In Oregon. I
Lumber price Is raised H per thousand feet
LOCAL
Councilman Ftrlsh i-ntertalns city offlolals
at Now Yoar's dinner. ■>■:■:'-; , . . ■ ,
Oupreme court deaU blow to bus monopoly..,
'Banning street people claim council was
deceived Into granting . spur track permission.
■ Coroner's report - shows ■ 318 cases of sudden
death during the year 1904. - -laiHWMMMMI
fassengers on Qlendale eleotrlo car have nar
row escape from ' death In lauUsllde.
Evening Kxpres* < Is - sued • for -. 150,000 libel,
charged by attorney. ■
Action of council threatens Integrity of civil
ser vice. ii"t>i nmiiM|r*nipTOr*^*'**ffi'»'"TTr"llliHi'TtTi
i Knglneer has plan for furnishing Lo» Angeles
with salt water. MMMM*4W*' l Mt*|* > *^^'''*^'
-Woman attracts crowd on West First street
by her grief over loaa ot UttU (laughter, which
she claimed had bean takeu from her by li«r
iiusbsAd. whom ih* 1* lulog for divorce, •

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