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SAYS HE WILL FILE SUIT
Assert* Hl* Auto Was Wrecked In
Open Sower In Street and Will
Employ Counsel to Begin
"Scotty" will file suit Monday against
the city to recover $50,000 damages for
injuries sustained as a result of the
accident ln which he and three others
were hurt near the Buena Vista bridge
last Monday night.
"Scotty" was able to hobble around
yesterday by uilng crutches, and he
rented an automobile which carried him
to the scene of the accident.
"Lookee there!" exclaimed "Scotty,"
as his eyes were directed toward the
ditch Into which his auto crashed Mon
day night. "A freight train couldn't
pull through there. It's a wonder any
of us are alive,"
After he had spent several minutes
In examining the open sewer at the
point where the accident occurred he
re-entered the auto and was driven
back to Rol King's establishment, where
he made known his Intense* desire to
add to his untold wealth by abstracting
fSO.OOO pin money from the city because
of the presence of the open sewer in
Scott says he proposes to employ the
ablest of counsel and has begun gath
ering evidence upon which he expects
to prove his right to the fifty thousand.
Offended by Bond Action
The sewer Into which "Scotty's" auto
crashed Monday night is probably fif
teen feet long and two feet wide. The
sewer Is built of wood and is covered
over with dirt for a considerable dis
tance, but the drain of the sewer is a
small gutter at the edge of the car
tracks and is open.
Examination revealed that the tracks
of the auto had not been obliterate!
and the course taken by the machine Is
yet distinct. One corner of the wooden
box used for a sewer Is split and shows
the point of contact with the auto wheel.
The rock wall beyond the car tracks
Also shows Signs of its connection with
the accident, several pieces of rock be
ing gouged from position where the
The Death valley man Is especially
offended at the necessity of giving a
1250 cash bond for his appearance at
trial November 21, when only one
tenth this amount waa required of the
driver of the auto, Keho, and this Is
one reason for the joy given Scotty by
the prospect of drawing a substantial
sum from the city treasurey.
Scotty in Dead Earnest
"I will sue them for $50,000 damages
and will give every cent of It to charity,
but I intend to make the city pay for
my Injuries and for falling to observe
Its own Laws In regard to keeping the
streets and highways in repair," paid
the Death valley mystery last night
after he returned from his trip of ln-
Bpectlon of the scene of accident.
"I will employ the best firm of at
torneys in Southern California and file
suit Monday. The city is so anxloua to
get hold of my money on a charge of
violating the speed ordinance that it
gives me pleasure to know that I have
it on them 100 ways," he said.
"Scotty" says It is not to be won
dered at that he couldn't make any
records for time between Pasadena and
Los Angeles when he had to jump
across ravines and ditches In the road.
"Scotty" walks with much difficulty,
using a pair of crutches to aid him,
and experiences considerable pain
throughout his body at the slightest
effort at moving about.
BURGLARS CARRY CASH
-DRAWERS OUT OF BUILDING
BUILDING OF JAMES COOK & CO.
Police Mystified as to the Manner In
Which Thieves Gained Entrance
to Doors and Windows Found Se
curely Locked In the Morning
A new feature in burglary haß been
inaugurated by local robbers, and con
sists of gaining entrance to stores, but,
doing the actual work of looting the
cash drawers out ln the open. Knowl
edge of this method came to the police
yesterday when the manager of James
Cook & Co.'s establishment, at 1701
North Main street, reported that his
building had been entered Friday night
and the cash drawers taken out of the
cash register machine. They were found
lying empty on the sidewalk yesterday
■ How the thieves entered the store is
a mystery. The doors and windows
were ln exactly the name condition
•when the clerks came to work yester
day -as they were when the store was
closed Friday night. The doors are
kept bolted, and locked with a patent
lock. It is believed that the robbers
gained entrance to the store during the
daytime and managed to secrete them
Other robberies reported yesterday
J. E. Wilson of 2179 East Ninth street,
says that his house was entered by
someone who forced the lock last Fri
day night. Jewelry, old coins and a
revolver were stolen.
J. F. French, with offices in the Bry
son block, reports that his overcoat
was stolen from a hook in his office
' M. Ferrel reports that his watch was
taken from his vest pocket while he
was engaged on the construction of a
house at Forty-fifth and Central ave
nues last Friday afternoon.
MAY BE A BANDIT SOME DAY
Special to The Herald,
MORRISTOWN, N. J., Nov. 4.-Prln
clpal Gilford of the public school ut
JUbemla yesterday attempted to cor
rect James Holmeti, a pupil of 12 years,
who had been defiant and unruly since
the opening of the term. Having been
particularly annoying, Mr. Gilford
called him to the rostrum and started
10 glvs him a lecture. He hart not
liroceeded far when young Holme*,
broke ln with: "Cut It out; cut It out!"
faying which, he drew a pistol from
liia hip pocket and leveled It at Mr.
Gilford's head in true western style.
With a quick Jerk, the principal
yanked the weapon from the boy's
hands and sent Mm spinning from the
100 m. Hibernla la a mining town and
the population is somewhat turbulent.
DEATH VAILEY MINER WILL SUE CITY FOR DAMAGES
Walter Scott, Who Declares City Is to Blame for His Automobile Accident
WIFE NUMBER 2
HOLD LONG CONFERENCE IN
Former Salesman Arraigned on Charge
of Bigamy and Held In $2500
Ball — Refuses to Make
Chatting with his second wife and
consulting with his brothers, Victor B.
Zerman, a LO3 Angeles salesman, yes
terday spent his first day in the Los
Angeles county jail, awaiting his trial
In the superior court on the charge of
bigamy, brought against him by Dis
trict Attorney Fredercks.
Zerman refuses to say anythng for
publication. At least that is what he
cays under the direction of his brothers,
but since his incarceration in the
county jail Friday night he has told his
troubles to many of his fellow prison
ers, and it Is expected he will testify
very readily when his case is called ln
Justice Young's court next week. Zer
man was placed under $2500 bail.
Since his arrival in Los Angeles Zer
man has made no mention of his first
wife, the mother of his baby boy. He
has utterly refused to say anything
about her and all his time is taken
up with consideration for the comfort
of Mrs. Zerman, number 2.
His second wife met him at the train
Friday night when he arrived ln Los
Angeles. She was at the county jail
at an early hour yesterday morning,
but was kept waiting while Zerman's
brothers and his attorney held a long
consultation and then the young man
was taken before Justice Yeung and
arraigned on the charge of bigamy.
Zerman had nothing to say at his
arraignment. He looked calmly at the
judge and at the curious hangers-on
of the court, who stared at him. He
was dressed ln the height of fashion,
and as he seated himself while the
judge was fixing the amount of his
bail he gently pressed the creaße of hiß
trousers in order to keep his nether
garments looking genteel.
Has Long Consultation
Deputy Sheriff Franklin then took
the prisoner back to the county jail
and he waa allowed to see his alleged
second wife. The young woman entered
the prisoners' waiting room and her
husband immediately kissed her.
Mrs. Zerman the second is handsome
but lacks the sweet beauty of the
first wife. Wife number 2 has auburn
hair, large dark brown eyes, a fine
profile and a neat figure. She was be
comingly dressed yesterday when she
visited Zerman and the two held con
versation for more than an hour.
The woman appeared nervous and
fidgeted around in her chair and twist
ed her gloves. She talked rapidly, as
if explaining something to Zerman, and
her gestures indicated a perturbed
state of mind.
As for the man he sat there with his
head resting on his hand and his hat
tilted back. He looked downhearted,
and when he talked his words came
slowly, and he frequently shook hta
Time after time he leaned toward her
and kissed her, but she made no effort
to return the caress or even lift her
Finally a deputy Bherlff called Zer
man away, it wai lunch time and un
less a prisoner is willing to dispense
with hi* midday meal he must be at
table promptly, Zerman arose at the
call and shook hands with his wife.
That waa before the other prisoners In
the room. He then stepped out in the
jail corridor and Into a dark corner.
There he embraced hla wife, klßHlng
her time after time «uul holding her to
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 5. 1905.
him as If he were afraid to let her de
When Mrs. Zerman, number two, left
the jail she was crying and her hus
band filed slowly toward the dining
room with a number of other inmates
of the city bastlle.
MAKES WAR ON GASOLINE
Fire Commissioners Say Three. Fourths
of Alarms Are Caused by Use
of Explosive Oil
Gasoline stoves and gasoline lamps
are to be tabooed in Los Angeles if the
fire commission has the authority un
der the charter to take such action.
At the meeting of the council Monday
a recommendation will be read from
the commission asking that either an
ordinance be passed prohibiting the
use of gasoline , stoves and lamps, or
that at least a district be selected in
which It will be unlawful to use gas
The fire commission, at Us meeting
yesterday morning, agreed that more
than three-fourths of all the fires in
Los Angeles were caused by the ex
ploding of gasoline lamps or stoves.
In the report of Chief Lips for the
week. It was shown that the depart
ment had responded to twelve alarms,
of which five had been directly caused
through gasoline. The flre chief ex
plained that this state of affairs was
of dally occurance.
LIKE A FLYING DUTCHMAN
Abandoned Bark Sails the Seas Close
Hauled, With Side Lights
Special to The Herald,
NEW YORK. Nov. 4.— Sailing as !f
by invisible hands, with more than
half Its canvas set, and bowling along
at the rate of about five miles an hour,
the abandoned Swedish bark Orion has
been twice seen recently, first by the
east bound steamer Mlnnetonka and
later by the Teutonic.
Except for a reversed ensign. Indlear
ing distress, there was nothing to show
that the Orion was deserted, and the
Teutonic had to blow its siren repeat
edly before it was discovered that
there was no life on the bark. The
latter was not sailing wild. It was
close hauled on the starboard tack,
heading about southwest, right in the
track of over-sea liners, and wns
braced up as sharp to Its work as If
the regular crew was standing watch.
Both Bidelights were in position and
the officers of the Teutonic saw that
the starboard light was still burning,
although it was noon and twenty-two
hours after the crew had left. The
Orion's crew was rpscucd on Sunday
by the steamer Ktrurla, which is tnk
ing the fourteen men to Queenstown.
LOVE LEADS HIM ON
Italian Travels Across the Continent
, Afoot to See His Dying
Special to The Herald.
NEW YORK, Nov. 4.— ln the chill
dawn of yesterday Policeman Porter
of the Delancey street station found a
tattered man dozing at a bonfire near
the entrance •to the Willlarnsburg
bridge. When aroused the man said:
"I got here last night. I find ship
today. You help me?" Porter thought
the man was "guying" him and took
him to the station house.
When arraigned later ln the day, the
man told Magistrate Whitman In the
Essex Market police court a pitiful
story. Alfred Decardo was the pris
"I work in California," he said. "One
day a letter from home to my father
brought bad news. He ehowed It to
me. My sweetheart was dying and In
the fever she begged to see me— day
"I quit my work In the fields and
GAS FOR FUEL
Rooms where gas fuel is used
do not have to be renovated each
started for home. There was no money
so I walked. Day after day, week after
week I tramped along. I've been sick
and hungry. My clothes have turned
to rags. The storms and the darkness
have terrified me. But I walked on."
There was a ring of sincerity in De
"Are you hungry now?" asked the
"Yes, yes," came the quick reply.
"I not eat In five days." '.-'-
Magistrate J Whitman treated the
prisoner to a dinner and then handed
him over to the charities department.
The story will be Investigated today
and If found true Decardo will be Pent
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