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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 85. PRICE I&W&SS? I 65 CENTS
Eussia Face to Face
With Civil War
Test of Strength Must
Come at Once
Revolutionaries Heve Mada Qood
■ Their Threat to Transform the
Strike Into an Armed
' Rebellion ■
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 24, 8:30 p.
m.— With Moscow's baptism of blood,
the revolutionaries made good their
threat to transform the strike Into
armed rebellion and tho next forty
night hours should determine whether
they can marshal sufficient strength to
plunge Into an actual state of civil war
and seriously threaten the Immediate
downfall of V c government.
';The government professes confidence
that'the whole attempt will fall owing
to the woeful Insufficiency of arms In
possession of the proletariat and by
reason of . the ... loyalty of , the army.
A ' few arsenals might be seized
to furnish arms, or the open bup
port of a few regiments might start a
landslide on the army. Certainly the
shrewdest of the revolutionary leaders
fully appreciate that the Issue must be
decided -by the attitude of tho army,
which is yet to cast the die.'
.Instructions have gone forth that ris
ings must- occur everywhere In order
to test the troops, and If a foothold can
be .secured; It is the Intention of the
revolutionaries to set up a provisional
government and proclaim a republic.
' Thus 'far reports from Moscow do not
clear' up the vital point na to whether
any of the troops here actually refused
to obey commands, although there ' are
persistent rumors that they did. Revo
lutionary leaders here claim to have
confirmation of n report that a grena
dier : brigade and some Cossacks mu
llnierf and are now locked up in their
barracks. ' .
. . Whlle^the military, succeeded . every
where in driving the insurgents from
tKeir barricades in . Moscow Saturday
lilght. ■ the .defeat evidently was not
a decisive one, as barricades were again
thrown " up in dozens of places this
morning and. lighting was renewed be
fore 11 o'clock.. ■ . ' .'■■*£»
r, The;, Associated -Press .understands
that orders have been issued, for an UP-
, rising ■ hern, "but the.' government's
.measure*, seemingly, render this 'impos
sible. No meetings, public or private,
are allowed, which makes an assembly
of.- more .than five persons in a private
lodging Illegal. The prisons and Jails
ure. filled .with leaders of the revolu
tionaries and agitators. Two caches of
arms have , been seized and an entire
organization consisting of 300. "Cru
jipu,"; ns . the student militia Is called,
has, been! captured. •
i -; Humors were purposely circulated that
■a conflict woJld be inaugurated at a
;demonßtntlon,of workmen In the Nev
sky Prospect 'this afternoon,- but they
proved to be unfounded. The city, in
fact was unnaturally calm on the sur
faced and 'a' stranger dropping dowmthe
Nevsky Prospect this afternoon would
have seen no evidences of ferment. It
was a bright crisp ; winter day and
smart sleighs and equipages of the aris
tocracy.', with their occupants cloaked
in sables and other rich furs, were out
in force. -. Only the sullen faces of the
crowds of t strikers on the sidewalks
and heavy 'horses and foot patrols on
every block looked ominous.
jiV If "the •■ plans of the revolutionaries
.to produce an. uprising in St. Peters
burg fall.'as'lt Is believed they will, an
attempt certainly will be made to ter
rorize,, the government by -guerrilla
warfare in' which bombs will play the
chief role. The. government having
embarked :in a war. against the "Reds"
It, is difficult to see how it, can draw
back one step. • : .
• The acceptance by Governor General
.■Doubassoff of Moscow of the offer of
the' notorious reactionary,. Prince
Tcherbatoff,, to organize .the loyalists
as, a militia has created a shudder of
horror.'; : > ,\> . ■■ - <•■•'; .'■- ■ ■■■' •
TELLS OF THE BATTLE
Correspondent Graphically Describes
the Fighting in Moscow
3y Associated Press.'
f. ■ LONDON, Dec. 1 24.—The Daily Tele
' 'graph's .St. Petersburg correspondent,
• describing the flght at Moscow, says:
U,-."The • first shots were flred by the
revolutionaries on the troops outside of
• 'Fldler'B school, which was surrounded.
B The revolutionaries were given one hour
•. In'■ which 'to .surrender. Fifty-flva
'• minutes ■ had passed and the com
j ..ir.ander 'ot the troops was about to
.'•give thO'order to lire when a volley
■ uame from the house.
;j : "Several soldiers were killed or
V'Wounded. The troops Immediately ye
;. piled. . ■ ' .
. "Soon a whlta handkerchief was waved
• from a window. The troops entered,
but ■ were greeted with rifle, fire ■ and
they; retired and again bombarded the
house. .Shortly afterward a, white flag
I 'was again waved and the surrender by
1 : the rev Jlutionarjes was complete."
;,■'..The correspondent also describes the
'fighting In °th«r sections of the. city,
v r«ultlng.in every caso in the defeat of
,i the revolutionaries,
''■'■ ':■ ."The desperate courage of the mob,','
;;, the correspondent says, "was marvel
',v huh. '<■ Units of threes, tens and hundreds
>i would sahy forth, be driven back and
H i iilly against the enormous odds, eager
'„'? to taccomplish the Impossible. Karly
', Cln the evening the hospitals were filled
1 'olid private dwellings were crowded
; '''•"■■ with the .wounded.
. (-"The: prlnclpul thoroughfare, the
i Tverskala, looks like a street In a city!
' ruptured 'by ft foretgn foe. Bivouao
ilros burn In the streets and rifles are
Blacked on the pavement.
"During all this needless effusion of
blood, I In old Moscow the people were
i .Hhopplng, visiting and otherwise car
i rylng •on .. the ordinary occupations as
i Id nothing Inpartlculur was going on.
"Yesterday's doings' marked the;
•, most Important manifestation of Him- 1
•jaii unurchy and. will, prove, as the:
\Cuutluued ou I'tf* Two) .' j
Los Angeles Herald.
SIX HOSEMEN INJURED
BY FALLING FLOORS
IN GREAT HOTEL FIRE
BBOADWAY VAN NUYS IS DESTROYED
Half-Clad Guests Escape From Early Morning
Blaze Which Consumes Tliren Stories and
Completely Wrecks Two Blocks.
Loss Will Reach §250,000
J. W. Lawson, fireman, company nine, crushed and shocked,
by falling floor.
J. Landis, 215 South Hill, fireman, married, lacerated scalp,
cuts and bruises.
W. C. Phillips, fireman, married, 939 East First street, cut by
falling glass and bruised.
C. M. Stewart, fireman, single, 2726 Halldalc avenue, bruises
and shock from falling floor.
Thomas Lane, fireman, company nine, shocked and bruised
by falling floor. Condition critical.
Richard Hamlay, fireman, single, 932 Santee street, bruised,
shocked and cut.
The Van Nuys Broadway hotel, the
Cass-Damerel hardware store, the Cali
fornia Wall Paper company, the Van
Nuys Broadway cafe and two buildings
owned by the Henry Mertz estate were
destroyed early yesterday morning in
a fire in which six firemen were seri
Driven by a high wind and spread-
Ing through a labyrinth of rooms and
offices with a roar thut could be heard
for blocks, the lire spread throughout
the buildings, leaving but. a shell.
A conservative estimate put upon the
total loss is In the neighborhood of
$250,000, and only a small portion of it
Is protected by insurance.
The tire started soon after daybreak
yesterday morning, presumably In the
rear of the store building occupied by
the California Wall Paper company
How. or what caused the flame is still
a- mystery, but many of the firemen
who first responded to the call declare
that the fire Btarted from the de
fective oil heating; apparatus. '.. : ;
Clerk Discovers Fire
It was just fifteen minutes to 7 when
Day Clerk Roy Goff appeared for duty
In the lobby of the hotel. Above in
the sleeping apartments were 125
guests, here to i] spend the Christmas
-The clerk had hardly reached his
Station ' behind " the -counter -when • he
noticed a volume of smoke appear from
the rear' of the building. Not'more
than a week ago a fire started in. the
basement of the hotel through the oil
heating apparatus, and the moment the
clerk noticed the smoke he made a
dash towards that part of the build
ing. As he did ho he mot the engineer.
"The place is on fire." shouted the
engineer,' and Goft turned and ran to
wards the bell boys' bench. A number
of. the employes of the hotel were on
duty and . breakfast was. being pre
pared. Without the slightest hesita
tion the clerk sent everyone he could
find to warn the fruests, and the boys
panic stricken, dashed through the
upper hulls and corridors, pounding at
the doors and yelling to the guests to
get up and get ■ out and save them
selves. In the meantime the clerk
ran' to a fire box and sent in the first
aU.rm. . . , ' •
From hall rooms and bed rooms, men,
women and children came running,
many of them rubbing the sleep from
their eyes only to become- desperately
confused by the dense smoke swelling
through the corridors. Then came the
harsh clang ot the lire bells, the clatter
of the horses 'as ■ they came dashing
madly down the street and. the. hoarse
shouts of the firemen. The guests be
came panic . stricken.
Many ran to their rooms and
threw themselves on v their beds and
sobbed; others groped aimlessly about
trying to find the elevator or the stairs
and all the while the smoke became
more blinding and suffocating.
At last the bell boyn munaged to
herd many of the guests together and
lead them toward the elevators. Brad
ley, the elevator boy. wns dispatched
quickly to the freight elevator In the
rear of the building and many people
were rescued ■in that way.
Clerk Proves a Hero
As for the clerk, ho made one dash
for the . passenger elevator. Ills face
was cut by flying glass, but he ran Into
the cage and sent the elevutor flyln;?
skyward. At every landing men and
women were shrieking to be saved, but
the elevator went clear to the top
and those In peril on the fourth floor
were attended to flrst.
In spite of tho blinding smoke that
surged up the shaft like a natural flue
Goff held to his work and It was owing
to his efforts that everyone munaged
to escape uninjured. When at lust,
through some mistake, the pumping
apparatus of the elevator was shut oft
and the elevator refused to respond to
the stop lever, the clerk, with tho as
sistance of some of the passengers,
succeeded In holding the giant cuge to
the flrst floor until all the women In It
munaged to get out and escape to tho
street. ' After the last man had left
the burning building, the clerk stag
gered out. - .
Many of the guests had 'fulled 10
find the elevator, and panic stricken
i jy ran to the fire escapes and
came down' them. All were scantily
clad, with only their night clothes on
and running wildly Into the streets
only to stop in sudden bewilderment.
They appeared like barefooted pilgrims
doing penance as they ran around the
cold I streets und tried -to find Home
place to -go. Hut with quick cour
tesy, the management of the Broad
way hotel, immediately opposite the
Van Nuys Broadway hotel, opened its
doors for the accommodation of the
distressed guests and they were herded
In' and assigned rooms. The Broadway
hotel had a large list of guests und
musjt of their rooms were occupied, but
the guests .were quick to give aid an-1
men ■ and - women > divided their rooms
with the half-clad victims of the fire.
Guests Flee Without Clothe*
.'. Then v rdin<)rth9. real- trouble, the
Kuettu wt'i-u without any wearing up
purel except i Buch an they munuged to
HiiuU'h up mt tlioy run to escape the
lire.' Hut tho ■ Uroudway guests utjaiu
MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER s*,, iqs. v
did the courteous thing 1 by sharing
wardrobes. Women appeared later In
the rotunda of tho hotel, some clad In
evening dresses and some with one
kind of a shoe on one foot and a
different kind on the other, but nil were
well satisfied that they had managed
to escape with their lives.
As quick as the men could borrow
overcoats and hats, they donned them
over their night clothing and went back
to the fire In the hope of saving some
thing, but It was useless.
The fire company responded In mag
nificent style and within three minutes
after the first alarm had been turned
In, the engines had reached the fire,
nnd n second alarm wns turned In. A
third and a general alarm were turned
In within a half hour after the fire had
been discovered and at that time every
available engine in the city and the
water tower was on the scene. Chief
Lips arrived with the first . engines
find took charge of the fight against
the flames. The mayor and fire com
missioners arrived a short time later.
But the fire had a good headway anO
the firemen were seriously handicapped
in their efforts to .fight it. The oils
and paints in the rear of the wall pa
per store burned like tinder and when
the firemen attempted to get .'to the
fire they were met by. great clouds of
suffocating smoke and dashed | back.
Led by Chief Lips, the firemen made
a last dash.and managed; to -break in
the.rear»..tfoors. -The entire rear of ,th<?
store was n~ seething mass of flames.
The oil stored |in sthe basement- was
burning like some /monster well and
the smoke and flames were shooting
up the back elevator shaft and spread-
Ing through the corridors. Several at
tempts . were made to strike at Ihe
heart of the fire In the back of. the
building/ but heavy tiling in the office
of the hotel prevented the firemen
from obtaining an entrance through the
walls.. Several fire axes were battered
to pieces before the firemen gave it up
and went to work on the upper floors.
Poker Game Interrupted
In a front room of the hotel building
.a number of the male guests had been
having ■a . quiet little game of poker
In celebration 'of the holidays and at
daybreak none were ready to stop. In
the excitement of the game they forgot
nil about fire and the calls of the bell
boys failed to arouse them. The ■ flrst
premonition of trouble they had was
when a big fireman thundered his axe
against the door and sent the massive
piece of oak. spinning on the . floor.
"Raid" yelled one of the players and
all turned with fuces of horror toward
the fireman. "Get out," he shouted, and
with a yell of relief the players dashed
for doors and windows, leaving money
scattered on the floor and grasping the
useless cards in their hands. .
From room Ito room ] the . . firemen
dashed, smushlng in doors and j fight
ing the flames with desperation. The
heavy lines of hose were played on
the building from all sides and engines
were stationed at every fire plug
within a radius of several blocks.
The fire, however, could not be
controlled. The wind was .high and
the building, built of third class ma
terial, burned like tinder without a
stick to combat the steady advance
of the flames.
Within thirty minutes the flro was In
all parts of the building and although
it was a despairing flght the firemen
stayed with It to the finish. At 10
o'clock the first floor of 'ie rotunda
of the hotel caved in nnd carried the
huge Iron safe, to the basement.
The elevator weights burned out
next and the entire apparatus came
tumbling to the ground floor. Then
the great stairways came piling down
cutting off Ingress and egress except
from the outside of the building.
With reports thut could be heard
Mocks avay, the great window pane*
burst, scattering chips of glass ', In
every dlrectlo.. and cutting some of the
tlreinen. . .
Gradually the names wormed their
way between the flimsy . supports of
tho second floor of tho hotel. - The
supports were of wood and gavo way
readily. ' . .
At that time ten firemen were work-
Ing on the floor nnd suddenly, without
the slightest warning tho entire floor
gave way, tearing through to the Cal-
Iforniu Wallpaper company's store and
ou into the basement. All the firemen
were burled beneath the ■ debris and
to add tv the confusion an Immense
stack of wallpaper tumbled on top
of tho wreck. •
The. work of the rescue was Imme
diate, and the firemen leaped with a
will into the stifling flames und brought
out' their comrades.
Hlx men : were found pinned down
by heavy beams and pipes and as
quick as • they were brought out of
the wreck, they were hurried to the
receiving und emergency hospitals, J,
Lawson, a member of Compuuy No.
9, was among those injured. He was
at the bottom of the wreckage: und
when taken out was in a critics! con
dition. . .
The other men are reported to be
in gooi condition ulthough many are
sunVrln ; from shock. .
The loss In the hotel cafe was almost
total although many tublea and chairs
(Continued ou I'u** Twelve.)
JAMES E. MARTIN VICTIM OF
Machine Strikes Loose Dirt and Turns
Over— He Was Well Known In
Business and Social
My Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.— James- E.
Martin, prominent in business and so
ciety, a member of the New York
Yacht club, tho Metropolitan' club and
the Country club, was Instant!} killed
today near Flushing, L. 1., when his
automobile plowed Into a strip of loose
dirt on tho side of the road and
turned completely over.
Stacey Clark, who was in tho car,
wus seriously Injured.
Mr. Martin's skull was fractured.
The accident was witnessed by Mr.
Martin's wife and hla son and daugh
ter-in-law, who were following In an
other automobile. In the machine In
which Mr. Martin was riding were Mr.
Clark, Mr.- and Mrs. Allen. Townsend,
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bacon and Alex
ander Faurl, the chauffeur. In the
second machine were Mrs. Martin, Mr.
and Mrs. James E. Martin, Jr., and
Mrs. William Manlce. The party had
spent Sunday at the Golf club at Bay
side, Lf. 1., and its members were on
their way home In the two automobiles
when the accident occurred.
The machine driven by the younger
Martin started first from the Golf club
and made fast time, as the entire
party wished to be in New York for
dinner. The larger and heavier ma
chine with Mr. Martin, sr., and party
.followed not long afterward and mid
way between Wayside and Flushing
overtook the lighter -machine. The
leading machine gave way to allow the
other to pass and an attempt was made
to do so. The road appeared to be In
good condition, but as it proved it
was only a surface 'condition. Gas
mains nre being laid between Plush-
Ing and Bayside and tho recent raiu
must ha\-e caused a settling of some
of the earth in the r.ewly filled
trenches without disturbing the sur
face. When the automobile wheels
struck the soft earth they cut down
into it until the machinery hit the hard
edge of the trench and that caused
the machine to jump and turn com
pletely over. When It fell it landed
with .the. wheels uppermost. AH the
occupants were thrown out.' Mr. Mar
tin sustained a- fracture *wf ■ the skull
at the base of the brain and was dead
when picked up. '.The others were cut
and bruised. . ■ - - .
j9j 9 .Tii6 •; ■; chauflrpur i-tCAfr? " nrrested • and
charged with criminal negligence. Mag
istrate Connorton later accepted ball
In the sum of. $1000. Mr. Martin lived
at 803 Fifth avenue. 1 '- ;■- - •
■ Mr. Martin was a brother of Bradley
Martin and a brother-in-law of -W.
Gould Brokaw. , He was a retired
banker and possessed great wealth.
Mm. Manlce, who was in the second
car, is the well known golfer, who as
Misa FrazlerAvon a number of cham
pionships. Alexander Faure, the chauf
feur, recently came to this country from
France. He was a chauffeur in the
James Gordon Bennett cup race two
years ago. Daniel Bacon Is a well
known banker. .
COLLINS OUT ON BAIL
Bond for Fifteen Thousand Dollars Is
Furnished by the Aetna In.
■■■ • surance Company
By Associated Press.
' SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 24.— George
D. Collins was admitted to ball to
night by Judge Lawler In the sum of
$15,000 on a bond furnished by the Aetna
Insurance company. From the time
the Jury disagreed and was discharged
Collins has made an energetic attempt
to be admitted to ball, and after mak
ing an appeal to Chief Justice Beatty
of ■ the supreme court and Associate
Justice Angellottl the recent defendant
was liberated by Judge Lawler on pre
sentation cf authenticated security.
.Judge Lennon has withdrawn entire
ly from the case and It Is probable that
the contempt case against the New
man brothers will be heard before
Judge Lawler. Tho principal reason
for. Judge Lennons' refusal to ' accept
the bond last Saturday afternoon was
the failure of Collins to have the proper
certificate from State Insurance Com
missioner Wolfe vouching for the
strength of the Indemnity company. The
signing of the release by Judge Lawler
carries with It an order to Collins to
report to the the court every morning
at 9:30 o'clock.
' COSTLY FiRE IN MINE
Illinois Company duffers ' $250,000
Loss— 'One Hundred Mules Are
By Associated l'rens.
SPRING VALLEY, 111., Dec. 24.— The
shaft building of the Marquetto Third
Vein Coal company, three miles from
here, was destroyed by fire today. The
loss is estimated at $250,000 und there
Is no Insurance. One hundred mules
were suffocated. The shaft is thlrty
11 vi) years old and had a. capacity of
over 1000 tons of coal per day. The 500
miners will be given work by tho
gprlng Valley Coal company. l i
The shaft was owned by tho late
Charles Devlin of Topeka. |
Three [Killed by a' Train
By Associated I'ma.
ALMA, .Kas., Pec. 24.—Chris..Ander
son, bis son Morton and his mother-In*
law, ■:. Mrs. L. J. Woodward of Alta
Vista, . Kas., were killed here today
while crossing the railroad tracks, their
carriage (being struck and demolished
by an engine. Mrs Woodward was tho
wife of former Probate Judgu Wood
ward of this city.
Italy's New Cabinet Announced
hv AwHiicla'.ed Pr«»» A
KOMK. Deo. 84.— The new Italian cab.
lnet.was ottlclally gazetted today, in
mukeup it is the same, as given In these
dispatches. Saturday night with the ex.
it- i>t l»n or the minister of agriculture,
which portfolio Premier Koitla usßunu'a
IN TRIPLE COLLISION
OF ELECTRIC CARS
SCORES HAVE MIRACULOUS ESCAPE
Brakes Fail to Hold Westlake Coach on. Second
Street Hill 'and Appalling Crash -Occurs
at Inter -ecrion of Spring — Scenes
of Awful Horror b ollow
J. W. Barrea, 1122 Colton street, right arm bruised and
A. G. Duarte, 771 East Fifth street, right arm bruised and cut
F. E. Harvey, 2101 Norwood street, leg bruised and cut.
Mrs. F. E. Harvey, 2101 Norwood street, collar bone broken.
Dorothy Harvey, age 7, bruised.
Fay Harvey, age 9, thigh broken.
A. S. Graham, carpenter, 218 Fremont street, scalp wound.
Mrs. A. S. Graham, 218 Fremont street, shocked and shaken
Marilla Graham, 218 Fremont street, scalp wound and frac
ture of skull.
Kitty Graham, 218 Fremont street, forehead cut.
O. J. Graham, age 5, bruised.
Chas. Meyer, driver city sprinkler, 2034 St. Elmo street, la
Edith Davis, 116 East First, right arm cut.
Roland Thomas, works Broadway Department Store, 820
Hemlock, one long cut on forehead and three other cuts on head.
H. Anderson, teamster, St. Paul, 243 1-2 South Spring street,
slightly injured. '
J. E. Milan, motorman of runaway car, cut about face and
C. T. Meredith, San Diego, broken nose, lips lacerated.
W. M. Lytle, 712 Ceres avenue, motorman of car 117, slight
Harry Lurie, hip bruised and lacerated. /: •■';
Helen Hawvichorst, 1015 1-2 Diamond street, face cut, slight
concussion and internal injuries. ■ |
Mrs. A. K. Tuttle, 248 North Union street, head cut and in
ternal injuries; dangerously ill and still unconscious.
Mrs. Anna S. Ells, 248 North Union street, dangerously in
jured internally, cuts and bruises about head and face.
M. C. Kaufman, 1171 East Fiftieth street,' head, cut and
Mrs. M. C. Kaufman, arm and hands bruised and cut. • '*
Ruth Kaufman, 9 years old, back and head bruised and cut.
P. Burnam, 522 California street, back wrenched and bruised.,
Mrs. J. D.Counselmine, Pasadena, /seriously: bruised.
.: Rey. W/H. Walker, jr.,. 1961 Eas^ Second street,'; bruises
about head and cuts on face. :.,.*: ■) - j '- <>; •/ ' '
J. W. Layton, motorman Hollywood car, knee" injured.
• H. Crawford, 121 1 Bonnie Brae street, back and leg hurt. .
O. P.VWeddel, 1445 East Fiftieth street, cut about the hands .
Mrs. Weddel, bruises on the face and head. ■
Freda Weddel, 9 months old, cut in face and bruised.
Gertrude Weddel, 4 years old, bruises and cuts on head.
Willard Weddel, cuts on hand and face.
F. M. Feary, 312 East Ninth street, bruised about the face and
■ hands and back wrenched.
Mrs. Feary, cut on the head, bruised about the body.
Frank Feary, 16 years old, seriously bruised about the back,
face and hands cut. "
A. Zorn, 11 74 East Fifth street, head and hands cut.
Mrs. A. Zorn, cuts and bruises on face and limbs, body
Ruth Zorn, severe internal injuries.
Mrs. L. A. Leidlace, 411 South Cummings street, head cut by
Edith Leidlace, 2 years old, severely bruised about head.
F. W. Downer, 533 Towne avenue, hands cut and bruised. ,
A. B. Bradley, conductor runaway car, slight bruises and
Jessie Schutte, 510 West Twentieth street, head cut and nose
Hazel Schutte, head bruised and cut.
W. C. Thompson, Santa Monica, head and body cut by glass.
F. A. Ambrose, Santa Monica, head cut and bruised about
body. , ,
E. G. Galusha, 76 Carondelet street, severe cuts on head.
Mrs. Galusha, right leg broken, cuts on head, internally in
Frank Lesanze, Orange Grove avenue, Pasadena, head
bruised and cut. / -,
A. H. Came, 3513 San Pedro street, hand and arms severely
C G. L. Lasands, Pasadena, severe bruises.
Mrs Lasands, cut and bruised about face and body. 6
Mrs. L. Hazancamp, 711 West Second street, bruised about
body. . ■ ;•';.'■■;.-■•'.'.'
Mrs. J. Elder, slightly bruised. . , '. v
Mrs. H. B. Kent, 1629 West Twelfth street, severely bruised
and cut about the. face and head.
Fifty-eight passengers on three elec
tric cars were Injured in an appalling
triple collision between two West Sec
ond street cars and a Hollywood car
at Second and Spring streets yesterday
afternoon shortly before 6:30 o'clock.
Though many were very seriously hurt
none is expected to die from the re
sult ot the catastrophe, a fact which
Is probably the most amazing feature
of . the accident.
Loss of control of the magnetic
brakes . on the Los Angeles railway
West .Second street car 110 allowed
the huge coach to drop down the flteop
hill from Olive street to Broadway and
rush down Second street to Spring wUh
frightful speed. There the car crashed
Into West Second street car 117, tele
scoping If and driving It into the rear
end. of Los Angeles-Pacllic Hollywood
car 83, hurling the latter car from its
tracks und overturning it.
From eyewitnesses It was learned
.that 'the runaway car as It rounded
the, curve from Olive. lnto Second street
began to gather momentum.
On Second street Just west of Spring
Btreet ca 117 was stunding on the
left hand truck.
According to orders .the Hollywood
oar- had . stopped on its southward
bound course north ■ of Spring street
and- just started. . ...
With < a. roar that wus heard block*
distant the runaway car sped down
tho hill upon car HT. Suddenly the
awful realization dawned on the pas
sengers. With cries to God to save
them, mingled with blasphemy and
curses. the~"terrlfled passengers either
sank on their knees with uplifted hands
or groveled on the floor of the run
Awful Scene Enacted
It was. Motormnn J. H. Milan df the
runaway car who flrst realized his
peril. The expensive rnugnetic brakes
with which the Los Angeles railway
has equipped their cars, to prevent the
very kind of a disaster which occurred
yesterday, failed to work. . .
Motormau Milan tried In vain to
make his brakes work when the car
rounded the curve at Olive street on to
Second. Frantically the frightened
man tugged at flrst the electric: lever,
then at the emergency hand brake
With a ' shriek of despair, when the
car began to gather awful momentum,
the motorman wrenched his controller
from the box and ran wildly bark to
ward' the rear end with the Intention
of attempting to set the brakes or re
verse th« controller from there. *• ■ : .
Conductor A. B. Bradley i heard the
hoarse cry of alarm and saw bis motor
man running toward the rear. Stricken
with the sudden fear : that - the motor
man '• had - gone ' stark mad, the con
ductor rushed forward and was thrown
(Cvultnued OB !'•(• Time.)
PRICE: SINGLE COPY, 5 CENTS
Score of Passengers
Are Robbed by
Masked Men 1
Pasadena Car Scene Vof
Koad Agents' Bold
Thugs Board Short Line Coach Near
Eattlake Park, Command Every.
body to Throw Up Hands,
Gather In Valuables
Baffled, in their plans . to .rob threa '
Jewelry stores Friday night . and • loot .
six sub-postal stations in Los Angeles ■
Saturday night, two of . the ; most ; desi );
perate of the gang of on utern "crooks'' ;.
known by the police to bo in Los An- ,;
geles held up and robbed twenty-flvfl H
passengers on outbound Pacific ' Elec- ''■',
trie Pasadena Short Lino car 275, near .
Rosedale station, at 7:15 o'clock last .
Despite the fact that the Los Angeles >'
officers were made aware ofv.tho!. :
presence of the gang In. the clty.by the ; :
confession of a : "yegg" Friday after* ).:
noon and have had several of the gaiiK
U"der surveillance since,' the * clever^'
criminals succeeded In giving the om-^';
cers the "slip" and "turning the trick". •:
that was least expected. . ' ' '
Dr.' G.Wllco.:. attached, to th e staff ■
of the Sisters'. hospital, proved ■ himself \',\
a hero, and If the police capture tho.'
two men that held up the car it. will bftflj
because he .wiped from the ; moving
electric and dashed across the hills at .■
the risk of being, shot down to give'
warning to the officers.
Reports Daring Robbery ■ . ,;'
When Night Dispatcher Davis of the vj
Pacific Electric company heard -the /•
nutter of his' telephone at 7:20 tonight:' l ;
he supposed . that he was to receive the /..
simple report that car "so andJso'J>
had reached such a' station oh its'Jour-^,;
ney between the • two ' cities.;,. Instead 1
he heard ' Conductor <- Bonney : say 3 ex- S
citedly thathls car had been < held" up !;
and the passengers relieved of. their, v
valuables. ■ ,'■•."'■ ..'■'■■ '.'■■'■ ".-■■'■ '''''■■
'■ The news' caused much 'excitement'/;
at the headquarters and as soon ns
Bonney's. car... reached.;; the.^.barn«ithe £:
conductor j and motorman .were j hurried j- ;
Into '. the • presence 'of - Manager. J. B." ,
Rowray in his private office In'the':
building. - :,.... :., v -..;.,
j Both men detailed ut length how. two 1;
men had | pulled guns on the passengers '■/■
and ordering the motorman :to keep
his car moving at half speed had; de- '
liberately gone through most' of "i the W>
persons on the. car,', relieving the con-Jj'
ductor ' himself of all of his 'money T
amountlng. It was estimated, to about .
$40.'.; ' . , -/;: '■ ;'; ";.'V
; Orders Passengers, to ."Give , Up" J;-.ij
Conductor Uonnoy stated ' that 'they
two men boarded the car at the South- ■■■'..
em Pacflc crossing Just bef ore s the car ' ■
arrived at the Kastlake park and 'Jothi
of them paid their fares to Pasadena. ;,.(
A few minutes after pusslng Itosed.ilc ?k
the one man who had • seated - himself ■--;
at the rear of the car drew a 'revolver '',
and In a loud voice called to the peo- «' ■
pie In the open seats outside, to move--'
into the inner part of the car. ...' , •
At the same time -he suggested, that
they would find it safer to keep theirjjj
hands up In the air above their heads. >^'
Once crowded Into the car ho pleasant- •:
ly called to the other man at the op- :.
poslte end of the car to "get busy.',' . v
Meanwhile the other man had , used iv
the same persuasive Influence on tha •!■'•■
motorman with the order that he keep ;
(Continued on Pave Two)
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Fair Mon.
day; light west vv.nd.. Maximum
temperature In Los Angeles yes
terday, 67 degrees; minimum, 42
I—Flfty.eight1 — Flfty.eight Injured in collision.
2 — U. S. Attorney Baxter removed.
7 — Southern California news.
9 — Greater wealth' In mother lode.
9.lo— Public advertising.
11— Classified advertisements.
12— Bloodless war won by major.
Mrs. ■ Burko-Rocho ordered from horn« ■••
of her father. . /■".'•rfvffis.
New York man makes artificial din.-*
roonds of marketable siie. •...'• ,\ ■ -•
James Martin, prominent Now ' York
club man, killed. In auto accident. „■ . .
Japanese treaty commissioners leavo
Peking enrouta hninc. .. .<•>' ■ • ,
Russia now face to face with civil wur •
and test of strength must come soon.
Firing still continues in Moscow; revo
lutionaries have not lost heart. .
Young woman In Ban Francisco knocks ■
down drunken thug und saves father's I
UfO. ■ ■'• . ■ ■ ■•....'...- ..:■;'''
..Attorney Colllna Is released under Jls.W) '
bonds. | • ..,,.«.
■ Ban Luis Obliipo marshal has narrow ■
escape from being shot by burglar.' •--■ ■
Bandits hold up Pasadena car and rob 'j
fifteen passengers. ... ■ ,
l''lf ty-elKht pereons injured In electrlg
car collision at Socond and Spring. *..••.
Klerco ■ flro destroys Van Nuys Broad- ■
way hotel and adjoining buildings, with
a loss of more than 12M,000. •' n* • ■^if-nrt
Bolt boys and' sneak* captured' while
robbing rooms. after start of nio at .Van
Nuys . liroadway hotel. < „ . .
New. Los Angeles Limited * starts - flit; ..
trip rußlward currying eastern iißw*pui>#,
men. t •