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BEGGING LETTERS BY THE
THOUSAND FOLLOW 'SCOTTI'
Death Valley Croesus Gets So Many Appeals for
Aid That if He Had Millions He Could
Not Meet All of the Demands
If Walter Scott had $50,000,000 In gold coin ready at hand to send to
the suppliants for aid who are continually writing to him he would have
found it Insufficient to meet the demands made on him by people who
ask his assistance. Letters are sent to him from all parts of the world,
requesting that he forward money for every conceivable object. Institu
tions and private individuals make demands on him for aid and assistance
that would overdraw the mineral wealth of Death valley.
Walter Scott, or "Seotty" as he ia
familiarly known, is one of the most
advertised characters before the Amer
ican public today. The reputed pos
sessor of a gold mine of fabulous rich
ness In mysterious Death valley, his
many pccentrlc sayings and doings as
well as his shrewdness and his
picturesque appearance have attracted
attention to him wherever he has gone.
His record breaking run over the
Santa Fe to Chicago procured him
columns of space in newspapers all
over the United States and Europe,
and he has been the subject of the
speculations of thousands of people all
over the world.
Like all men who are ln the lime
light of publicity, Scott is deluged by
letters from all parts of the world. He
la followed wherever he goes by a per
fect blizzard of letters, post cards and
newspapers. Three clerks might easily
spend all their time in opening, reading
and answering the communications
that are sent to him on all kinds of
The majority of these letters are
never answered because of the physical
impossibility of answering them.
People write to him for information re
garding all sorts of subjects, from lost
relatives to the best way to make a
flying machine. Some ask him to stake
out claims for them in Death valley,
others beg him to loan them money on
which to marry, to have an operation
performed, to buy a house and lot, to
get an education, to have a good time
•with, or for a thousand other things.
Every phase of human misery, cupidity
and ambition as well as every phase of
affection, self sacrifice and unselfish
aspiration is exemplified by the letters
that he receives.
Of Every Kind
Some are typewritten and from the
heads of large corporations, others are
badly scrawled ln lead pencil and not
infrequently blurred by tears. Some
consist of voluminous narratives of
family history and private affliction
covering endless pages, while others
are short and curt. Some are harrow
ing in their wretchedness, others are
amusing in their simplicity. And
very, very few of the many writers
ever have the thoughtfulness to enclose
a stamp to pay for a reply.
The addresses on the enevelopes are
as varied as their contents. Some are
addressed in the conventional way,
others are addressed to "Seotty, Death
Valley," or "The Death "Valley Million
aire," or "Seotty, the California
Croesus." Some come to him from the
dead letter office after months of delay.
Letters addressed In German from
First avenue, New York, or Hamburg,
Germany, are received in the same
mail with letters written by AVest
Virginia mountaineers or travelers ln
Siberia. Some envelopes are scrawled
over with requests to postmasters to
forward them for various reasons
stated. Every variety of stationery is
used and every possible style of
Missive From Congressman
A New York letter written in Ger
man asks for help to bring a relative
from Germany to this country. The
next letter is from a congressman at
Washington enclosing an extract from
a speech he haa made on the deadll
ness of the beer habit. A young girl
in Southern California Is soliciting
subscriptions to a country newspaper
that she may go to Honolulu. She
asks a subscription. A man in Oak
land wants to be "Scotty's" valet or
private waiter. A Los Angeles boy
asks an interview that he may ex
plain his need of an education. An
eastern mind reader wishes to give a
test of her powers, and. a woman
whose husband is in the insane
asylum in lowa says she has never had
a chance to study as she wishes and
aaks an opportunity, that she may
take her mind off her troubles.
Another correspondent in Dakota
wishes to borrow $5000 without interest
because he has had hard luck. A mem
ber of a Sunshine society in Minnesota
iM=ks money to build a home for in
valids. A free lance newspaper
woman wishes to have an interview
because she admires "Seotty" for his
self-reliant manlfness. A man in
Alabama says that if he cannot have
the $5000 he asked for. he will try to
get along with a thousand or two, but
he is getting tired of waiting for an
To Pay Mortgage
A poor woman ln New Jerspy asks
for $50 to pay a mortgage on her fur
niture. A country store keeper in
Minnesota is going to the wall because
he has trusted neighbors and asks for
help at once. A station master in Ari
zona sonds a tract on eternity, and an
old woman in Kansas sends newspaper
clippings and desires to open a corres
A boy ln the northwest makes a
pathetic appeal for money to save his
mother's life. A woman at Dawson,
Alaska, says she and her husband want
transportation to get out of the coun
An inventor in Wisconsin has per
fected a process for deodorizing toilets
and will give half the profits to have
the Invention patented.
A California man says that he does
rot know whether "Seotty" Is inter
ested in flying machines or not. He
then proceeds to give a history of the
way in which he came to build flying
machines, recounts his many blunders,
criticises the efforts of other inventors
and winds up with a request for money
to build his new machine.
This is only a small part of the cor
respondence received in a few days. It
covers pages and pages of manuscript
and in a majority of cases the letter
writers begin with such long prelimin
ary explanations and excuses that it
is difficult to get at the meat of the
Call Him Dear Brother
Some letters are very devout In tone
and begin "Dear Brother in the
Lord." Others begin with "Dear
Seotty," or "Mr. Millionaire Scott."
One correspondent begins with "Dear
Old Boy," and another says "Kind Sir."
One letter ends with the superscription
"Yours ln Christ." Another closes with
"Ta, Ta, old boy." Women usually
promise to remember Seotty in their
prayers. Men sometimes imply as
much, but usually say that he cannot
fail to make money from the plan they
have pcpjosed to him.
Some correspondents are careful to
assure "Seotty" that they are glad he
is rich and others Imply that they
wished riches were more widely dif
fused. Some say that they have no use
for the rich, but they make an excep
tion of "Seotty." One woman is sure
that "Seotty." has been made rich for
the express purpose of helping her out
of her misery and another woman
wants him to make her his sister-in
An elderly woman gives a detailed
explanation of her Infirmities, and n
young working girl says she heard that
cowboys are always generous and kind
hearted, and so she writes to Mr. Scott
to please help her.
Many From Women
A large part of the correspondence
is from women who have relatives de
pendent upon them or from young per
sons who are anxious to get a start in
life. Some are humorous und some aro
An Arkansas maiden writes as fol
"Honored Sir— l have read so much
ln the papers of your generous, jovial
nature that It causes me, a poor little
Arkansas lassie whose denr old papa
is in trouble, to appeal to you. We are
poor now, in distress and need. If you
will be kind enough to lend me just $100
upon the honor of my sex you shall
have it back in a few months. It will
be the means of restoring my dear old
papa to me. It will not be much to
you, but it will mean the world to me."
A Washington woman says
"God knows I don't like to ask for
help, but I am in such despair — the
despair that kills. You'll never regret
helping a suffering sister. I wish I had
a few hundred dollars to buy a couple
of thousand shares of Bullfrog mining
stock. Oh. If somebody would only
help me. For the love of God and hu
manity, help us."
Would Be Slster-in.Law
Another woman writes:
"All Around Good Boy — "Don't you
and won't you want me and take me
as a sister-in-law? I'm not after your
money, but don't live with the angels
all the time. Come to the beach and I'll
drive you over the town and dip you
in the ocean with your permission."
A San Francisco woman says:
"You are no doubt in receipt of
similar letters and I aresume you
answer them with hard cash or Its
equivalent — a check on some good
bank. Don't fall to assist our Aid so
ciety. You will receive a vote of thanks
and our gratitude."
A San Diego man asks "Seotty" to
locate a claim for him. He continues:
"Fix it any way to keep it from the
big-mouth grafters and thieves. I want
to show them that I can get on my
feet again. One of those infernal rail
road companies decided against me and
now I am up ln the air and feel like
shooting ln any direction. I'm an old
timer and ain't afraid of nothing, not
even rattlers. As soon ns you are
ready for the people to stampede, let
me know beforehand."
A Pasadena widow says: "You are
the only man I ever read of that has
money to give away." She has land
she wishes to sell and says frankly
that it is useless to her.
A Nashville fTenn.) man says:
"Dear 'Seotty'— Can't you help a poor
devil into a position to make a living?
I want to take a course of bookkeeping.
For God's sake, help me out. I will be
eternally grateful to you— one who is
so happy and care free. AVhy, I would
like to be just your dog."
In Hurry for Money
An Alabama man says;
"Once again (and this makes four
times) I beg you to send me the
amount for which I have asked you
several times. If you really knew how
fcadly I need the money I believe you
would send It to me. My business is
in a worse fix than when I wrote and
unless I can find some way out I shall
have to give up, and I would Just aa
soon be dead."
A New York commission man writes:
"I am 24 years of age and have been
engaged to be married for two years,
but seem to be getting no nearer that
happy goal. I do not see how I can
get married on my salary of $1200.
Fifty thousand dollars is nothing to
you, but would give me an income
of $5000 a year. My girl and self would
be as happy as we could possibly be,
and you would know for all your days
that two people in this hard world
were happy because of your action."
A New Jersey man explains his fail
ure in business, and says: "I am over
70 years of age and I cannot work
much and am without means. I and
my wife would like to go into an old
people's home, but I have not the ne
cessary money. Will you contribute
$1000 in part or in whole?"
Send Few Hundred
A Pennsylvania girl writes: "I am a
very poor girl. I have myself and
mother to keep and not one friend to
help me ln any way. I work so hard
and It takes all I can get to pay for
the little place to live in. If you
would only send me a few hundred
it would enable me to get a home for
my poor old mother, and the Lord
would bless you for your help to me."
A Buffalo boy writes: "My grand
father Is old and I have come to the
city to try and earn enough to pay
off the. mortgage and then go and
work the farm for him. He has al
ways been a father to me, $.nd I want
to return in the best way 1 can all ha
has done for me, for my parents are
dead. I know he will be contented
and happy when the farm is clear. So
will you send me $1000 to pay the
A Maryland boy asks: "What are
the chances for a young man in the
west to get along and make a living?
Do you have cold winters in the
A Los Angeles girl writes: "Is there
any chance in this western country
for a girl with a little money to make
a safe investment? Ever since my
father's health failed several years ago
I have managed, by ceaseless work,
to keep our little family together. If
I knew any small safe investment it
would be such a help to me."
"Angels Will Bless You"
An old women writes: "I am an old
woman, 69 years of age. My husband
died, leaving me dependent on a poor
son-in-law. He has threatened to send
me to the poor house, and I am afraid
that when I get so I can't do the house
work for my daughter, who Is sick
and whom he does not use well, he
will do so. Please draw me a check
and the angels who watch over us
will reward and bless you."
A West Virginia man writes: "I have
been reading about you and your mine.
With that of course neither I nor any
honest man would wish to have any
thing to do. But you are reported
as saying there are other places there
where gold is to be found. Now what
is the use of Us lying there in that
awful place doing nothing when i\
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 15, 1905.
$1 Embroideries 35c DOflfc,. Sh< J, e i^L^° day
22 inches wld<»; especial collection of exquisite ombrnidprlrs, «j| ,^
made on extra flno quality cambric and nainsook, in scroll JE3S2F /f fVbl&fir .A* B fejal -ff $1 50 MISSCS SIiOCS 75C
lpftf spray and floral designs; also in ansrlnlso work; all ' I J/ lnßKSr^il I llfll SEHfBX. M ; „„♦-„, ,„„,,„ „.
r^pe? yafd "^ " P * * "^ " P S?fiX* /I 1 tWAG Si?^M.:W™™
to Jl.on per yard. jr £j m |m ij \iX7^!T#W/ H.^JFMmIj J £ZD shoos for Bcho °' : la ° n y : * Vl '""' S ' °" Monday ' 75c -
15c Satin Ribbon 5c v- s v - >^ b '* $2.50 and $3.50 oxfords $us
AL;v »«-'**' *-«-IJ. ""-f" ** WUA * t_^W Big lot of women's oxfords and high shoos, Including an as-
Pure silk and with grosgraln back, in a splendid assort- ""~" sortment of old ladles' comforts with rubber hopls; hand-
S'»f.'»S"i £""■ " " 3 '"""•■ """ ■' " ■*■ °" BROWS?-! 1 1PSANGEIES:SI£ELE-BRIS& WALKER CO. S^Jr^XTL'Si a<r "" "-"
frayaoS' 11611 See the Airship Land Here Monday I Z^Z
, Monday morning, unless prevented by unpropltlous weather, the airship MAN ANGEL will make a trip across the Mnde O f fancy striped tapestry with
d .fTv^.? Pa^ resident portion of Los Angeles, returning to the roof of the FIFTH STREET STORE, and later sailing over the
terns, 75c value. On sale Monday, 15c. business portion of the city. A passenger will distribute from above copies of the Initial edition of the AERIAL patterns; 35c values. On sale Monday,
E TW fttP'A Cnttnn NEWS, one of which will bear a rubber stamp fac-slmile of the trade mark of this house. This copy will have at 3!>c.
OC iUerCeriZea VAHIOn a money yalue of RYE DOLLARS to the person presenting It at our advertising office. Copies of this edition jQc TordlOll LaceS 2V>C
SilkS 21/4 C2 I /4C wll ' "aye a certain value as souvenirs of the first publication ever distributed from an airship, and will be doubly Kx(ra gnod mPah ln hoth eaf , e /^ ni
■ . ii i wh ninin valuable as containing news of some of the most remarkable merchandise values ever offered, which will be on insertions; fine rnnge of patterns;
a^d^mUed" rVgulariy worth Be. On »a'e Monday. Come with the crowd to this busy corner Monday and see the airship land and to profit by these widths up to 4 Inches; worth 10c per
Sale of Sample I j||§|k These for Monday's Dollar
Hosiery Monday o uick Sellin <) Curtain
S3SSH --i-:: Vmh rs^s hale
Monday at prices wnicn^^ giv)nK Theße llnea / iy fill j KOOd Value at ?7-B0 tO * &00> On SnI ° Monday > $4 - 9S -
co"e'r law!d1 aw!de npanßen panBe of qualities and prices from 15c l'\ \, -^ Untrimmed Ch iff Oil ShapeS $2.98 Over 5000 PairS tO CllOOSe FrOltl
rotton ho^ierv to hlprh-Brade $2.00 lisle and silk Yg II
d They » are sorted for Monday's selling in If Shirred nnd tucked crowns and brims; excellent
nve separate lots, priced for quick action as fol- _. _ . ' „ styles and shapes; ready for trimming; values up R*sular $1.50 to $2.00 curtains on sale Monday at
lows: 3>0.3U IrltnmCU nUIS $O.UU t0 $. )8S _ On s . llo Monday, $2.05. JI.OU per pair. Assortment includes Nottlnghams
j n4 . 1 A so^eous collection of dress hats, mostly \ n Uh«r Qhanoc 6Sr ln whltc and Arabian; ruffled mats in white and
JLOt 1 the product of our own work rooms; latest INODDy ZMiapCS 00C
25c HOSIERY. Jo-VVoraen's American made hose, conceptions; original ideas; trimmings and Untrimmed shapes, in rough and smooth felt, with ,ecru, ecru und i'" fflprl muslins; approximately 200 styles
plain and fancy fast colors; good wearing, including flnls hlng of best material throughout; values self and velvet bound edges; practical, up-to-date, to choose from. On sale, on the third floor, Mon-
n few children's; men's hose, black tan, blue and to ,g-B0, g-B0- O n sale Monday. $5.00. stylish models; worth $1.25. On "sale Monday, 65c. day.
porno reds; valups in tnls lot up to -oc. vn. sme
Monday, per pair, 9c. —^— ■■
2 5cAK D .cHOS IE HV:l 2 F u,, regular made . ,„ (^ORtS. StS« IY^ LUl^lS 311(1 DOmCStiCS
VJUCIW > V¥ aiBlB) k^JVJUL l& Come Quick for These
feet; also a few extra sizes; 25c to 35c values. On Supreme ValU6-Giving Monday ID _ A.
sale Monday, per pair, loc. r o j i j. nflSCfllCnt
i * Jf l? to „., ..a -i. Prices for a Rousing Sale Monday 65c sheets 49c
lisle black hose; tan lisle in plain and lace; some .t-niinwi Kl , a mlem sheetlntr torn enriq'
few ZZ e e xJrf s.L nn s d XTvaCs Jfth?^^ 6^ $7.50 Silk Coats $3.98 $3.9B Taffeta Waistss2.9B: SJ.so silk EttS^S^ % «i. Monday!
sale Monday, per pair, 25c. Women's and misses* silk Unlined waists of velvet fin- Petticoats $4.98 eac • iJC -
X n 4. H coats, made of good quality taf- lshed taffeta ln black only; Heavy, soft chiffon taffeta. Qq CaliCOS 3C
lA)I * . . t ■-.<■ ;:>j:Tr»i i novel yoke effect produced by in brown, black, navy and vjm."v«^ <-r~
m T n nnn hostfrv <!fic Practically all lisle PeaU several an nrrangement of tucks; full changeable colors; plaited Fast color, standard quality, light and dark shades;
rtJhafewvewfln^gradec"teTaLgtta' distinct models from which to sleeves, good cuffs; $3.98 values; and ruffled; flounced; cut regularly 6c. On sale Monday, per yard, 3c.
up-to-date styles; many with silk embroidery '; choose; finished with fancy all sizes. Monday, $2.98. good and full; $7.50 values. -R . C nfwi d« QSc
values 50c to $1.00. On sale Monday, per pair, 35c. braids and laces; values up to On sale Monday, $4.98. $1.4) Bed SpreadS V»C
$7.50. On sale Monday, $3.98. 517.50 Rain Proof Kxtr!l bl(r , Marseilles patterns; pearl hemmed:
LOt 5 6Q X\! ' i 4?r Coats SI"- 00 C Flannelette made especially for us; regularly $1.25. On sale
WOMEN'S HOSIERY WORTH UP TO $1.50, 49c- WC "«ISIS 43C F ull length rain-proof material finwn<s We Monday at DSc.
The season's newest novelties in high-grade hos- Fall waists, in grass linen and in tans and oxford grays: some uu "" s " 7W Cl 9C Tahlp nimncl- £1 Oft
lery in finest plain and brilliant lisle; exquisite checked gingham; plainly but with full plaited back, others Pretty patterns: cut fairly *l.tO 1 dUIC UdllldSlv .pi.UU
colors, in plain and embroidered patterns; reg- substantially made; finished belted and shirred; well made; long and full; yokes trimmed Full 72 inches wide, in an elegant assortment of
ular values from $1.00 to $1.50. On sale Monday, with pretty buttons; 69c values. excellent tailored; $17.50 values. with fancy braid; worth 59c. some line designs; unusual value at $1.25. On sale
per pair, 49c. On sale Monday, each, 45c. On sale Monday, $10.00. On sale Monday, each, 39c. Monday, per yard, $1.00. Napkins to match, $3.50.
very few thousands of it would do me
and my family so much good, place
us out of debt, educate our children
and free us from care? Why couldn't
you put me on the track of this idle
treasure? The confidence would never
be betrayed, and as I said, $10,000 would
be ample for my needs.
A California woman wishes to sell
stock in the oil fields, and goes into
an exhaustive history of the local field.
She concludes: "Now, Mr. Scott, I do
hope you will take up my proposition.
I need the money so much. But I
will not burden you with my troubles.
I am sure you will not regret the in
Some Are Ludicrous
It would be impossible to give such
copious extracts from these letters as
to convey all the pathos, all the mean
ness, all the unconscious selfishness
and nobility that radiates from them.
Some people are ludicrous in their
earnestness, while others are appar
ently unconscious that anyone in the
world but themselves has ungratlfied
From the north nnd the south, from
the east and the west, wherever people
have read about Seotty and his mys
terious gold mine, appeals keep com
When he can, Seotty looks through
his letters. But he has read so many
tales of woe and so many people have
tried to extract money from htm on
fo many pretexts that he is slow to
believe all that he reads. If he had
compiled with all the requests that
have been made to him for help he
would have expended the better part
of all the gold that lies In the
mountains about the entire Death val
As he said while fingering the pages
of a letter that asked for a large sum
of money to help a man ln business
trouble: "They ask and ask and keep
asking. AVhy, I couldn't satisfy them
if I had all the gold I could spend.
They are all after something. I sup
pose some of them deserve it and some
of them don't. It's a hard thing to
tell what to do with such letters as
MAY REDUCE ORANGE RATE
nterstate Commerce Commission
Wants to Place Figures
In the event of the interstate com
merce commission winning its suit
against the Santa Fe Pacific and the
Southern California Railroad companies
the rate per 100 pounds for the ship
ment of oranges will be reduced from
$1.25 to $1.10.
The latter rate was the one fixed by
the commission, but on appeal to the
superior court it was adjudged that the
rate could not be enforced. But Judge
Wellborn's recent decision on the case
was that the commission had tbe
power to reduce rates and if this de
cision Is upheld by the supreme court
radical reductions will be ln order.
Attorney A. R. Holston will address
the Socialist propaganda meeting this
evening ln Metropolitan hall, 327^
South Spring street, on "All Great
Wealth is Tainted Money." John W.
Slayton, a national organizer, will
speak on "The Social Revolution of To
day" at Temperance temple Tuesday
Card of Thank*
We desire to express our sincere ap
preciation of the many acts of kind
ness of our friends during the late ill
ness of our beloved husband and
father, Officer John T. Collins; also to
members of the police department wo
return grateful thanks for their words
and acts of sympathy and beautiful
MFta! e j, T. COLLINS AND FAMILY.
Prize* are now on exhibition. Bee
pagoS, Part I. r-;i:;r -;i:;
DOWN BY AUTO
EMERY BEAN HAS NARROW
Struck by Machine While Crossing
Main Street, Lad Is Hurled to
the Pavement and Pain.
Little Emery Bean, the nine-year
old son of R. F. Bean, 341 South Spring
street, nearly lost his life in nn auto
mobile accident at the corner of South
Main and Fifth streets Friday after
The front wheels of an auto passed
over the boy's face and shoulders and
when he was pullPd out from under the
front wheel, which was resting on his
face, it was found that his face was
bruised, 4 his shoulder and knee scarred
and that he was bruised about the
About 2 o'clock an automobile driven
by John S. Underwood, 120 West Seven
teenth street, was coming down Main
street slowly. Had It been moving
rapidly the boy would undoubtedly
have been killed ln the accident that
As the auto neared the corner of
Fifth street Emery Bean was crossing
Main street going toward Spring street
on the lower side of the street. As he
reached the center of the street he heard
some one shout "look out."
As he turned, the auto, in which were
Mr. Underwood and his wife, struck
him and knocked him to the ground.
Mr. Underwood at once sprang out
and pulled the boy from under the
wheels. He was taken to his home in
the Hotel Salisbury, where his father, a
baggage checker for the Southern Pa
cific Railroad company, lives.
The boy said yesterday regarding the
accident: "I did not hear any horn
blown and so I thought that It must be
a street car that they were yelling to
me to look out for. I had been down
to see my sick dog which was In the
hospital, and I was hurrying across
Main street to get some things that I
had to have. It was not until I was
run down that I knew what happened.
Mr. Underwood was very kind to me.
He brought me home in his auto and
gave me a dollar, and promised me that
he would pay my doctor's bill, and he
Invited me out to his house to supper.
His auto was not going fast. He said It
was the first accident that he had ever
had and he didn't want any more of
Some Seanonable Advice
It may be a piece of superfluous ad
vice to urge people at this season of the
year to lay in a supply of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. It is almost sure to
be needed before winter is over, and
much more prompt and satisfactory re
sults are obtained when taken as soon
as a cold is contracted and before It has
become settled in the system, which can
only be done by keeping the remedy at
hand. This remedy is so widely known
and so altogether good that no one
should hesitate about buying it in pref
erence to any other. It is for sale by
all leading druggists.
Wall Paper at THe Roll.
Regardless of cost and value we are
disposing of about 100 patterns at 7 He,
most of them worth double. Don't mlsg
it, but fetch sizes of your rooms.
Slightly Imperfect window shades, 25c.
Headquarters on burlap, moldings,
enamels, painting: and glazing.
.. WALTER BROS., 627 & Spring. .
BLAMES, THEN PRAISES MAN
Fire Lieutenant Prefers Charges
Against Hoseman Cottle, but Later
Fieads for Him
Lieutenant F. B. Smith of engine
company 17 appeared before the fire
commission yesterday morning to pre
fer charges against Hoseman Cottle of
the same company, but remained to
throw bouquets at him.
Lieutenant Smith stated that Cottle
had used abusive and insulting
language to him. The language as re
ported by Lieutenant Smith was pretty
fierce, and if the charges were proved
it looked like Hoseman Cottle was in
for a good stiff fine at the very least.
But that was before Cottle appeared
on the scene.
Without waiting for the commission
to ask him questions Cottle stepped to
the front and manfully admitted that
he had made every remark that had
been attributed to him by his superior
officer. He stated that he was sorry
for having allowed his temper to get
the better of him and promised that It
would never occur again. He took oc
casion to tell what a fine gentleman
and scholar his lieutenant was and
Lieutenant Smith retaliated with a
bouquet of like nature, dwelling on the
hoseman's capacity for hard work and
his courage at a fire.
Cottle was let off with a reprimand
from the chief and a warning.
THIEVES STEAL REVOLVERS
Police Believe Men Who Take Pistols
and Ammunition Are Profes.
By hurling a large boulder through
the window of the store of Nathan
Shlrershon at 10S Commercial street
Friday night, robbers gained entrance
and made away with several Colt's
revolvers, about 200 cartridges and a
number of watches. Nothing was known
of the robbery until yesterday morn
ing, when the proprietor came down
to open up for the day. The store had
evidently been ransacked, as every
thing was in a topsy-turvy condition.
Inquiry in the neighborhood brought
forth nothing, except that the deed
had probably been committed early in
the morning at a. time when there are
very few pedestrians on the street.
The till containing the money dur
ing the daytime showed appearance of
having been tampered with, but as
access could easily be had to it no
money was ever kept there over night.
The theory of the police is that it was
the work of professional hold-ups, as
only the weapons and cartridges were
taken away, while other articles of
value with the exception of the watches
which could easily have been taken,
were left alone. The police are ex
pectins to hear from the robbers very
FINED FOR POKER PLAYING
One of Four Men Arrested Pleads
Guilty and Passes In His
J. H. Swain, William Rlley, R. Brad
ley and G. A. Grant, all of whom were
arrested Friday night on a charge of
playing draw poker in a room at 420
South Main street, were arraigned be
fore Judge Rose yesterday morning.
Swain, Riley and Bradley pleaded not
guilty and their trial was set for Oc
tober 28. Patrolman House testified
against Grant and said that the latter
had secured a membership card some
time ago and had been in the club on
several occasions, and that the club
was a "piker's" club, and that a stack
of cards could be purchased for 11.
Grant admitted that he was guilty and
was fined $10.
Swain Is the alleged owner of the
club, but failed to put up ball money
for his patrons, so they were obliged
to spend the night ln the Jail. He de
posited $100 tor bis own appearance.
HARRY JACOBY IS SEVERELY
Combination of a Motor Cycle and
Speeding Trolleys Causes Serious
Accident to Pedestrian on
North Main Street .
Harry Jacohy. a station keeper at
Court and Main streets, was severely
injured by an electric car while cross
ing the street in front of his place yes
terday afternoon about 5:30 o'clock.
Had not Jaroby leaped forward to es
cape being struck by a motorcycle ho
would have been instantly killed.
Jacoby was walking diagonally soross
Main street at a brisk pace, when his
attention was called" by the ringing of
a car gong. Looking in front he saw
a Pacific Electric car approaching at a
bigh rate of speed. In another instant,
the man's attention was attracted to
another danger — the rapid approach of
a speeding motorcycle.
As the saloon man Jumped to evade
the southbound car and the motor he
was struck by a northbound car and
hurled several feet along the pavement.
According to witnesses, Jacoby had
come to a halt immediately in front of
the northbound car.
Jacoby's effort to escape from thp
motorcycle undoubtedly caused him to
leap from the north bound car's path
and thus escape possibly fatal injuries.
He was picked up by passing work
men and carried into a nearby store
in a. half-conscious condition.
Just before the arrival of the am
bulance, which was summoned by Pa
trolman McCann, the man regained
consciousness and was carried to his
saloon. Medical attention was sum
moned and Jacoby was removed to his
home. An examination revealed that
he was suffering from concussion and
severe internal injuries.
TRUCK DRIVER IS INJURED
Pacific Electric Car Demolishes a
Wagon on Aliso Street
Confused by the mass of moving
teams and the clang of car gongs,
Frank Wells, driver for L. G. White &
Co., guided his team in front of Pacific
Electric Garvanza car 63 at AHso and
Alameda streets yesterday afternoon
about 5 o'clock and In the collision that
followed Wells was hurled from his
wagon and sustained concussion and
cerlous internal injuries.
With the aid of pedestrians, a pa
trolman picked up the injured man and
removed him to a nearby store, where
he was kept until removed to the re
ceiving hospital. An examination was
made by the physician and it was
found that he was suffering from se
When the huge ear struck the truck
it nearly demolished it, and both of the
horses were injured. Wells was thrown
from the seat to the pavement and
struck on his head and shoulder. For
tunately he did not fall across the
rail, for had he struck there he would
have been burled beneath the debris
of the truck and probably instantly
Occupants of the car say the motor
man signaled Wells and supposed that
he would wait until the car passed, as
he had brought his team nearly ito a
full stop. Just before the car reaVhed
Alameda street, .Wells allowed his team
to start and instantly the collision
Wells was removed to his home, 318
North Cummings street, later in the
evening and seemed to be recovering
from the accident. While serious, the
physicians say that he is not necessar
ily fatally injured.
CYCLIST SERIOUSLY HURT
Accident Followed by Collision Which
Sends Rider to Hospital
In a collision between two cyclists at
Pico and Hill streets yesterday even-
Ing about 6 o'clock, E. A. Alderman of
705 North Grand avenue was hurled
from his wheel and his shoulder dis
Alderman was riding at a moderate
rate of speed along Hill street when the
cyclist in front of him slipped and fell.
Alderman was too close to the fallen
man to turn out and struck him with
full forcp. Alderman was removed to
the receiving hospital and later to hla
RUN DOWN BY AN ELECTRIC CAR
Man Becomes Confused and Steps In
Front of Coach
Dazed by the confusion of sounds.
John Barrera of Sulphur Springs last
evening walked ln front of a Pasadena
car at Macy and Howard streets and
was slightly injured. Barrera had
passed nearly off the track when the
car struck him and he was thrown to
the ground with some force.
Barrera is over fifty years of age,
and while no injuries were discovered
last evening with the exception of a
slight bruise on the leg, the physicians
state that complications may arise that
would make the accident serious.
A Captain of Industry
For several days the policeman on the
beat had observed a small boy who
spent the most of his time lounging
near a downtown street crossing and
seemed to have nothing to do. One
morning he accosted him.
"Tommy," he said, "or whatever your
name is, you do entirely too much
loafing around here. Hadn't you better
be at home?"
"I ain't loafln'," indignantly replied
the boy. "I got a reg'ler job here."
"You've got a Job? What is it?"
"De guy wot owns dls store pays me
a dollar a week fur keepln' dls crossln 1
"But I never see you doing any work,"
said the policeman.
"Course not," returned the boy. "I
takes de money an' lets out de Job fur
60 cents a week to de kid wot's out dere
sweepln' de crossln' now. He gits his
pay reg'ler, an' don't have to do no
headwork huntln' Jobs."— Youth's Com
They had just finished breakfast and
the woman of the future was about to
start downtown, when her husband arose
from the table, placed his arms about
her neck and kissed her.
"Dearest," he murmured softly, "I love
you more than words can tell."
"Oh you do, eh?" she rejoined, sus
piciously. "What Is It now— a new silk
hat or a sair of trousers?"— Chicago
News. .•.. • . ■ <
I reduced my weight n pounds, bust
S Inches, waist 6 Inches and hips 9
Inches in a short time by a guaran
teed harmless remedy without exercise
or starving. I will tell you all about
It. Enclose stamp. Address, Mrs. A.
C. McFadden. San Gabriel. Cat
$900.00 given away by The Herald.
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