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'ANTI' BILLS TO
LIVELY LINEUP OF FORCES
DUE THIS WEEK
REPORTS ON VITAL MEASURES
Japanese Exclusion and Race Track
Laws Are Those Expected to
Precipitate Bitter Con.
[Special to The Herald. 1
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16.—1n the Cali
fornia legislature the coming- week
anti-Japanese, railroad rate, elec
tion, anti-race track, anti-gambling and
labor legislation will be the paramount
In the case of nearly all of these sub
jects committee hearings have been
So far no vote clearly defining the
"lineup" of any two factions for or
against measures of general public in
terest has been taken, although the as
sembly roll call on the adoption of the
rules early In the week was claimed as
a victory against the "old organization"
by friends of the anti-nice bill, while
the latter claim also twenty-three out
of forty votes in the senate.
Among the measures indorsel by both
branches were the Hetch-Hetchy water
resolution, the memorial to congress for
better roads in Yosemite park, the bill
making February 12, the centennial of
Lincoln's birthday, a legal holiday,
and several emergency appropriation
measures to pay the expenses of legis
lation during the thirty-eighth session.
More than 1000 bills have been intro
duced, and the state printer has been
unable to keep pace with the legisla
tors, with the result that consideration
of numerous bills has been delayed; but
it is expected that when the members
take their seats again Monday the files
will be complete.
In the committee on common carriers
the question of reciprocal demurrage
will be thrashed out and large delega
tions will appear for or against various
railroad measures pending.
Whether or not the demurage laws In
Texas and Oregon, of which duplicates
are before the legislature, are constitu
tional will be one of the points raised
by their opponents.
Friends of the measure assert that
while the supreme court of the United
States has held it to be unconstitu
tional, as applied to interstate com
merce, the Texas law is being enforced
between points within that state.
Laws of other states upon other sub
jects are before the law makers. The
Walker-Otis anti-race track bill Is vir
tually a reproduction of the measure
enacted through the efforts of Governor
Hughes of New York, and the bill In
troduced in the assembly by Grove L.
Johnson at the request of the woman
suffragists is the same as the law of
The Oklahoma graduated income tax
law will be presented in the senate on
Monday by J. B. Sanford.
More characteristic of California,
however, is the legislation proposed by
Assemblymen Johnson of Sacramento
and Drew of Fresno, who have revived
the movement against the Japanese
that gained an impetus during the
school segregation in San Francisco
two years ago.
Governor Gillett used his influence
with the legislature to smother these
measures at the last session, at the
urgent request of President Roosevelt;
but while he is investigating the four
measures proposed (segregating school
children, segregating all aliens, deny
ing aliens the right to be directors of
corporations and denying them the right
to own land) he has received so far no
overtures from Washington to stop
them and is non-committal as to their
The 1000 bills introduced during the
last week affect everything from freight
rates to art, and call for appropriations
aggregating nearly $4,000,000.
Japanese Outlines Land Laws
Governor Gillett has received a let
ter from the Japanese consul general
at San Francisco outlining the laws of
his country affecting the ownership of
land by aliens. This was at the re
quest of the governor, made when the
consul visited him to protest against
proposed legislation against Japanese
holding property in this state.
A. M. Drew of Fresno. introduced
early in the session a measure provid
ing that aliens may hold lands for five
years after they shall have reached
the age of 21, but if at the end of that
time the lands shall not have been
conveyed to bona fide purchasers they
shall be sold by the state.
It also provides that no contract,
agreement or lease of real estate shall
be made to an alien for longer period
than one year.
In order £p determine what action
to take when the bill should come to
him for signature, the governor asked
the representative of Japan to furnish
him with information of the treatment
accorded aliens in the islands, and the
reply shows that Drew's bill is more
drastic than the Japanese law. In that
country aliens are not allowed to own
land on account of the crowded con
dition of tho islands, but corporations
may lease property for 100 years, giv
ing them all the rights, except actual
ownership, allowed to natives.
The governor said today he had not
completed his investigations and was
not ready to pronounce an opinion of
the merits of the proposed measure.
Bakers to Send Delegation
The California Bakers' association
has notified Chairman Charles A. Nel
son of the assembly committee on la
bo- and capital that it will send a I
delegation to this city to appear'
against Transue's bill providing for in
spection of bakeries and denying cer
tificates of sanitation to those located
Chairman Nelson himself has a bill
which does not disturb cellar bakeries
already established, but prohibiting
them in future.
Another bill of great importance to
labor which will be considered by this
committee Monday at 10 o'clock is
Coghlan's measure introduced at the
request of Labor Commissioner J. D.
Mackenzie, creating the office of sta
tistician in the state labor bureau and
giving the commissioner and his as
sistants all powers and authority of
sheriffs to make arrests for violations
of the act establishing the bureau.
Deputy Commissioner F. C. Jones,
representative of the State Federation
of Labor. Stein Francisco Labor coun
cil, SacrameVito Federated Trades and
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LOS ANGELES HERALD
NOTED AVIATOR IN
WRECK IN EUROPE
SISTER IN WRECK,
BUT BOTH ESCAPE
Fast Trains Crash Near Entrance to
Tunnel in France—Ten Per
sons Injured, Four
PAU, France, Jan. 16.—Orvtlle
Wright, the American aeroplanist, and
his sister, Miss Katherine Wright, and
Mrs. Hart Q. Berg, wife of the Euro
pean manager of the Wright brothers,
were in a wreck near Habas, in the
Landas district, today.
None of them sustained injury, but
ten of the passengers on the train were
hurt, four of them seriously.
The Wright party was on the express
train from Paris. The express ran into
an accommodation train bound from
Dax just before entering: the Habas
tunnel. Both engines were destroyed
and all the passengers were shaken up.
The journey was resumed on another
train, which brought the Americans in
THE NEWS SUMMARY
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Sunday; light west wind. Maximum
temperature yesterday, 71 degrees;
minimum, 46 degrees.
Interstate Commerce Commissioner F. K.
I.ane, in address before City club, makes plea
for purity in civic affairs.
Important bank d^al is closed by which Los
Angeles and Mexico interests are allied.
Home for neglected children on West Angre
leno street is named after incident which hap
pned at time of Edinburgh earthquake.
Threatened contest over will of Susan G.
Mitchell precluded by contents of her last tes
Physician wants state medical board forced
to give him license to practice.
Citizens to review municipal affairs at meet
ing to be held next Wednesday at Symphony
Veteran western actor tells of his surprise of
growth of Los Angeles in twenty years.
Y. W. C. A. teacher talks of her efforts to
give woman healthy life by educating her to
look after her physical condition.
Program for convention of live stock men
issued and grazing laws will be discussed at
Men rowing in boat at Westlake park find
body of man floating in water.
Mcther and son engage in legal contest over
Authorities claim prisoner at county jail has
confessed to aiding in robbery of State bank
Hearing before nterstate commerce commis
sion on charges of $2.00 for switching cars at
Los Angeles develops fact that if railroads
win, companies will have right to impose like
charges anywhere in United States.
River at Sacramento reaches highest stage
in history, and flood crest is expected to be
passed this morning; great damage and tre
mendous floods reported from many sections.
Two masked g^n enter bank at Kiamath
Falls, Ore., ana hold up officials and cus
tomers, making escape with $3000; one of high
Robber in Oakland robs cash register and is
captured only after patrolman fires three shots
Safe robbers in Stockton defy police; blow
open several vaults and wage battle with of
ficers when latter go out in patrol wagon to
Many "anti" bills to be reported by com
mittees at - Sacramento this week, including
race track, gambling and labor legislation;
expected to precipitate lively battles.
Thirty thousand dollars urged as appropria
tion" for purchase of automobiles to be used by
E. H. Harriman gives advice to students,
and says high school graduates make more
successful railway men than college graduates.
Harry K. Thaw to be given another trial in
New York to determine his sanity, and judge
concludes to try case without Jury.
Publishers of New York World subpoenaed
and entire staff sunynoned to appear before
federal grand jury which will probe charges
preferred at instigation of president, who says
newspapers have been guilty of criminal libek
in connection with Panama canal scandals.
Twenty-one persons meet dsath, many being
completely decapitated, in wreck of passenger
train on Denver & Rio Grande railroad in
Colorado; several Angelenos among those In
Captain Peter Hams, brother of author just
acquitted on charge of slaying William Annis
at Long Island ' acht club house, to answer
to similar charge next March.
l^hicago city treasury loses over $75,000 as
result of old trick worked by bidders on pav
Society people nf Chicago have costly dance
at which serpents and many monsters, with
weird light effects, are principal features.
Senate leaders at Washington to oppose
statehood for Arizona and New Mexico be
cause of so-called "question" as to character
Bodies of Consul Cheney and his wife found
in ruins of consulate at Messina, and will be
brought to United States.
Populace of Catania alarmed by report that
specter of St. Agatha was s«en on Mt. Ktna.
Orville Wright, American aeroplanist, in
train wreck with eistcr near Paris, b.(*t both
SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17, 1909.
IN HISTORY AT
CAPITAL CITY IN DANGER OF
WATER RISES INCH AN HOUR;
SETS NEW HIGH MARK
Great Damage Reported from Other
Districts, but Elsewhere Storm
Seems Over—Many Trains
[By Associated Press.]
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16.—After an
almost continuous downpour for
six days, indications tonight are
that the storm which has been hover
ing over the Sacramento and San
Joaquin valleys and extending to the
eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada for
the last week, carrying away bridges,
bursting levees and demoralizing traffic
on the northern and eastern railroad
routes, is broken and the flood situa
tion shows considerable improvement.
With the exception of Sacramento,
where the Sacramento river is rising
at the rate of an inch an hour, reports
from the central portions of the stace
are that the Sacramento, San Joaquin
and Feather rivers and their tributaries
are falling rapidly.
The principal danger point tonight'ls
at Sacramento, the crest of the flood
waters from the north being expected
The river already is pouring over the
levees at three places, but up to a late
hour no breaks had occurred.
Repairing Progreses Rapidly
The work of repairing the numerous
washouts on the Shasta and Ogden
routes of the Southern Pacific lines
progressed rapidly all day and is pro
ceeding tonight wherever possible.
Three northbound passenger trains
on the Shasta route, which for three
days had been stalled at Red Bluff,
passed over temporary tracks laid near
Kennett at 8 o'clock tonight, bound for
At the offices of the Southern Pacific,
on the Oakland Mole, it wais stated that
the first of the Ogden detoured trains
would reach San Francisco tomorrow
morning, having come from Salt Lake
over the San Pedro via Dagget and
Officials said they hoped to open the
direct eastern line to Ogden some time
As for the replacing of several spans
of the Southern Pacific bridge across
the American river, just east of Sacra
mento, this work will occupy two
Hundreds of men "were put to work
laying temporary track to connect with
the Northern Electric line.
Commencing tomorrow evening it is
the intention of the Southern Pacific
to run its eastern trains across the
American river over the Northern Elec
tric company's bridge.
Aside from the damage suffered by
the railroad company, reports tonight
indicate that the loss from the high
water will not exceed $200,000.
RIVER NEARLY INCH
HIGHER THAN EVER
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16.—At 9:30 to
night the water in the Sacramento
river at this city reached the 29.3 mark,
eight-tenths of a foot higher than ever
before. The city is safe, though in one
place the levee was only six inches
above the water line.
The levee at the Chickeringr & Snyder
ranch, on the Yolo side, three and a
half miles below Sacramento, went out
tonight, leaving a gap of 200 yards
wide, through which the current rushes '
with tremendous force, slightly reduc
ing the stage of water at this point.
The break will gradually widen and
the relief to points above and below
this city will be permanent.
The territory that will be flooded
from the Snyder break will reach from
the town of Washington, across the
river from this city, barring a couple
of levees, to Merritt island, nearly
twenty miles to the south.
The flood of the American river has
gone down, and this city is not threat
ened from that direction. The crest of
the Sacramento river flood is now be
tween Red Bluff and Colusa, andVill
not reach this city until tomorrow. It
is in the form of a great swell and is
fifty miles long.
MARYSVILLE ENTIRELY CUT
OFF FROM OUTSIDE WORLD
MARYSVILLE, Cal., Jan. 16.—Marys
ville is cut off from communication
with the outside world by telegraph
and transportation lines.
No train has been operated over
the Southern Pacific, nor have any of
the suburban cars on the Northern
Electric company's lines been operated.
During the night the Yuba river sub
sided six inches, and during the great
er part of the day the floor remained I
stationary. Less than a quarter of an
inch of rain fell during the night at
this city, but in the canyons of the
Yuba and Feather rivers and in the
foothill regions, the storm was heavy.
The danger stage on the Yuba river
levee is twenty-six feet, but it is not
thought likely that this depth will be
There was a rise of five inches in
the Feather and some excitement was
created today by the discovery that
water was seeping through the levee
L on the north side of the city, but
there was no cause for general alarm,
ialthough all precautions against crumb
ling embankments are being taken.
Three Trains Leave Redding
REDDING, Jan. 16.—The washout
between Coram and Kennet was re
paired today and three northbound
passengers, which have been stalled at
Red Bluff, passed through Redding at
a late hour tonight. The first mail for
three days reached Shasta county
points. The storm is over and the Sac
ramento river has receded below the
Grass Valley Damaged
GRASS VALLEY, Jan. 16.—The
worst storm in the history of this sec
tion of the state broke this afternoon.
It has been raining almost since New-
Year's day and the rainfall for Janu
ary has reached the unprecedented
mark of 30 inches, making a total oi"
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IS VICE PROTECTED
IN LOS ANGELES?—X
Showing How Promotion of Ed. Kern from Chief of Police
to Board of Public Works Was "Requested" by
Walter Parker and How His Confirmation
by the Council Was Arranged
PEOPLE of the city of Los Angeles have always been exceedingly jealous of
the control of those two great departments of the city—the Water Department
and the Board of Public Works, ever since they were created, for it has been gen
erally recognized that they were the two most important business departments of
the City Government. •
This feeling on the part of citizens has, previous to the administration of Mayor Har
per, resulted in securing excellent men to control both of these important Departments
Mayor Harper is the first executive of the city who, in making an appointment to control
either one of these departments, has dared run counter to the best sentiment of the com
munity which has demanded that only standards of ability and integrity shall eovern in
these appointments. &
The advantage which has accrued to the city from the care that has been taken in
the past in selecting the proper men for positions upon both of these important Boards
is shown in the record which has heretofore been made in the operation of both of them'
Since the city took over its water supply and the Water Department came under
the control of the excellent business men who have managed it, it has made a most re
markable record. ,
While lowering the price of water to consumers until our people now pay meter
rates little more than one-third those rates charged the citizens of Oakland and San
Francisco, the department out of its earnings has entirely reconstructed the water sys
tem ; secured new sources of water supply; extended the system to fully accommodate
the necessities of the most rapidly growing city in America; paid all of the interest on
the purchase bonds, and in addition it has been able to contribute over $800000 in cash
to carrying on the Owens River Aqueduct. In 1907 the Department made the remark
able record of taking in $1,033,660 with an expenditure for operating expenses of $193
-031 leaving $840,629 net income. The showing for 1908 The Herald does not have in de
tail, but is informed that it is equally as good.
This remarkable result, it must be borne in mind by our readers, was accomplished
by a Board which was entirely free from politics and controlled by business men of the
Citizens will recall that when Mayor McAleer was called upon to appoint the first
Board of Public Works, the citizens so firmly asserted their determination to have
proper men selected that the selection was finally put into the hands of the Chamber of
Commerce, the Merchants and Manufacturers' Association and the Municipal League
with the result that three business men of excellent reputation, honesty and efficiency
were selected. One of those men has been succeeded by Gen. Chaffee. an appointee o"f
Mayor Harper's, which The Herald takes pleasure in saying i s an excellent appointment.
Ihe result of the care taken to keep this great municipal department out of politics
is shown, among other things, by the result of the work of the Owens River Aqueduct
project. A good deal of this work has been done at a cost of a little more than 50 per
cent of the estimate, and there is every reason to believe that if it can be kept out of the
control of politicians and political gangsters, the same record may be made until it is
It has been properly believed, however, for a long time that the local Southern Pa
cific Republican political machine has been looking with longing eyes to this project ne
cessitating the expenditure of $25,000,000 of funds, and has determined to secure con
trol of it, if possible.
The opportunity to accomplish this seems to have been provided by Mayor
Harper's election to the office of Mayor, which, as shown by The Herald on yesterday,
was the result of a plan formed and carried out by certain Democratic Southern Pacific
politicians in connection with the local Republican Southern Pacific machine.
It is believed that Mr. Kern was originally slated by the Southern Pacific Machine
to succeed Mr. Anderson on the Board of Public Works and would have been appointed
but for the intervention in favor of the appointment of Gen. Chaffee of a Republican
morning newspaper of this city. If "this is true, then the good people of the city are un
der obligations for this intervention, and it can 'only be regretted that some influence
equally effective did not intervene when the Mayor'had an opportunity of filling the sec
ond vacancy upon the Board of Public Works.
When the question arose of selecting a successor to Mr. Edwards on the Board of
Public Works, the unqualified expression of all the best elements of the city was direct
ly opposed to the appointment of Mr. Ker n . Mayor Harper's attention was called to
the fact that Mr. Kern while in the position of city councilman had made himself subserv
ient to the interests represented by Mr. Walter Parker and served by the Southern Pa
cific political machine which he controlled. It was stated, however, by men close to the
Mayor and supposed to be in his confidence that he had promised to appoint Mr. Kern
and proposed to make his promise good. Certain it is that no amount of protest and ob
jection in any way appeared to affect the Mayor, and the result was Mr. Kern's appoint
Since the appointment was made, The Herald has obtained evidence which
entirely convinces it that the appointment of Mr. Kern was dictated by Mr
Walter Parker. The evidence is that Mr. Parker, a short time before the
appointment was made, in a conversation with an individual interested in local
politics, concerning the appointment of a successor to Mr. Edwards stated
"T have asked the appointment of Mr. Kern and I will furnish the votes of five
councilmen to confirm him when he is appointed." I
The Herald has no doubt that Mr. Parker did make this statement, because the evi
dence in its possession proving it is too direct and positive to admit of any doubt.
There also appears no reason to doubt that Mr. Kern in his past official career has
served the interests which Mr. Parker represents and that he received and retained his
appointment as Chief of Police as a reward for such service on his part. One notable in
stance of his service to the interests which Mr. Parker represents was his voting to grant
the Riverbed Franchise without adequate consideration, after he knew that the attempt
had been made to secure it under false pretenses and by false statements.
In the light of The Herald's exposures of Mr. Kern's actions and affilia
tions while Chief of Police, it cannot be doubted that he permitted his individ
ual interests to interfere with the discharging of his official duties while in the
position of Chief of Police.
With this sort of a record behind him as a public official in two positions which he
has heretofore occupied, and owing his appointment to political influences desirous of
controlling the enormous expenditure to be made in carrying out the greatest enterprise
that Los Angeles ever had, or ever will have, can there be any doubt as to how he will
use his position as a member of the Board of Public Works?
It is stated by the friends of Mr. Hubbard, the third member of the Board of Pub
lic Works, that his health is far from good. It is quite within the bounds of possibility
that this may force his retirement from the Board before the end of his term. Should
this calamity occur, can there be any question in the minds of honest citizens, with the
record which Mayor Harper has made before them, that the same influences which in
duced him to appoint Mr. Kern against the protests of so many good citizens will also
induce him to appoint another man of like character? And, with a second man on the
Board of the same character as Mr. Kern, can there b«^any doubt that Los Angeles'
greatest enterprise will be absolutely at the mercy of the same unscrupulous political
machine whom the county has to thank for the late ""Solid Three" of the Board of Super
visors and the infamous record which that trio made?
The Herald regards the situation as one pregnant with the most vital issues for the
city. It believes that it has fully established the fact that in Mr. Kern's appointment a
radical departure has been made from the vital rule heretofore- followed in selecting
members of the Board of Public Works to select only men of the highest character, who
are afsolutelr free from all possibility of control by designing politicians and unscrup
ulous political machines.
The Herald believes, too, that in what it has shown of the influences responsible for
Mayor Harper's election and which appear co have influenced him in the past in the se
lection of many of his appointments and in the discharge of other duties of his office,
it has demonstrated that he is not to be relied on to guard and protect the interests of
the city in any matter relating to the Board of Public Works which may again come
In the chapters which The Herald has heretofore published under the caption "Is
Vice Protected in Los Angeles?" it has given facts which indicate the existence in Los
Angeles of conditions which must be considered very grave by every good citizen. The
Herald believes that the influences responsible for these conditions are very deep seated
and sometimes not entirely apparent.
It will endeavor to show what these influences are in tomorrow's issue.
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21 MEET DEATH
IN TRAIN WRECK
ON D. & R. G. RY.
MANY SERIOUSLY INJURED AND
ANGELENOS ARE AMONG PASSEN
Collision Near Dotsero Declared to
Have Been Due to Misunder.
standing of Orders by
J. D. MAHON, Princeton, Ind.
_ A. A. HAMILTON, Polo, 111.
W. C. KETTLE, Ashton, Neb.
MRS. MATTIE KETTLE, Ashton, Neb.
MRS. MATTIE EZELL, Williston,
J. W. OLESON, St. Louis, Mo.
OR. ARVILLA A. OLSON, from either
Hildreth, Neb., or Axtell, Neb.
REV. L. R. MEILEY, from either
Brooklyn, N. V., or Mechanlcsburg, Pa.
CLARENCE A. GOODING, Washin^on
JOHN WILLIAMS, Clarkg, Neb.
J. C. DAVIS of l>avis-Brighain Drug
HENRY DUNN, St. Louis. *
The unidentified dead are all women
and children whose bodies are badly
Among Hie injured are W. D. Maxey,
1433 Walnut street, Los Angeles, and
Mrs. A. W. McCauley and child, Los An
[By Associated Press.]
rjLENVVOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Jan.
IT 16.—Twenty-one persons were
killed and thirty injured, many of
them seriously, in a head-on collision
between westbound passenger train No.
5 and an eastbound freight train bu
the Denver & Rio Grande railroad be
tween Dotsero and Spruce Creek,
twenty-two miles from Glenwood
Springs, at 9:36 o'clock last night.
While nothing official has been given
out as to the cause of the wreck it is
said to have been due to a misunder
standing of orders on the part of .En
gineer Gustaf Olson of the passenger
Olson, however, claims that he un
derstood his instructions perfectly, but
that he misread his watch, thus en
croaching on the time of the freight
train, which was being drawn by two
locomotives, the first of which was in
charge of his brother, Sig Olson.
When news of the catastrophe
reached Glenwood Springs every avail
able physician and nurse in the city
was pressed into service and a relief
train was soon on the scene, never to
be forgotten in its gruesomeness and
Task Seems Unending
Body after body was taken from the
wreckage, and for a time it appeared
as though the heartrending task would
never be completed.
As the bodies were taken from the
ruins they were laid side by side on
a bier amid the agonizing shrieks of
husband and wife, child and parent, as
they searched among the dead for their'
loved ones, many of whom were man
gled beyond recognition.
A pathetic feature of the accident
was the killing of a father and mother,
leaving two small children, the elder 4
and the younger 2 years old.
The elder boy told a nurse at the
sanitarium that his father called him
Bennie, and this is all he will say.
From a fellow passenger it was
learned that the family was en routu
to Grand Junction to visit relatives.
It is supposed Mr. and Mrs. Kettle
whose names appear among the dead,
were the parents of these two little
ones, who are badly injured.
Entire Family Killed
Another sad case was the destruction
of an entire family, with the exception
of an infant of 3 months.
This helpless child was taken care
of by a family at Shoshone, which in
tends to adopt the sole survivor of a
once happy family.
One of the remarkable incidents of
the wreck was the marvelous escape
from the ill-fated chair car of Mr.
Stall of Pueblo, Colo., salesman for a
commission company of that city.
Mr. Stall escaped without a scratch,
but soon afterward suffered a severe
nervous shock and is thought tonight
to be on the verge of nervous collapse.
Another heartbreaking 1 scene was en
acted in the wreck zone when kindly
hands gently lifted a pretty 4-year-old
girl from the death clasp of her moth
er's arms. Nearby lay the body of her
father, decapitated, and on every side
were lifeless bodies.
The body of a woman was found ly-"
ing a dozen yards from the wreckage,
close to the banks of the Grand river,
both-arms missing and otherwise hor
Injured Arrive at Springs
A trainload of thirty injured men
and women who had barely escaped
with their lives arrived in Glenwood
Springs at 7 o'clock this morning.
Carriages and wagonettes were wait
ing at the Rio Grande depot.
The injured were taken to the county
hospital and to the sanitarium, and
when the cots and wards had been
filled rooms were engaged in the hotels
of Glenwood Springs for the maimed.
It was found at an early hour that
there was a shortage of surgeons, and
only first aid could be administered
until late this afternoon surgeons from
all the -urrounding cities began to pour
into Glenwood Springs.
A woman died of her injuries on the
relief train while on her way here. It
Is expected that at least a dozen or
more who were brought here will suc
Train No. 5 was made up of engine
and tender, baggage car, smoking car,
chair car, tourist sleeping car and full
complement of Pullman sleepers and a
The locomotives are up on end and
joined together as one piece of mech
Their wheels were rolled down Into
the Grand river and pieces of machin
ery are scattered throughout the scene
of the wreck.
The smoking: car was only partly de
railed, while the rhair car immediately
following was completely telescoped by
the tourist sleeper.
None of the Pulman sleepers left the
track and no one was killed or In
jured in these cars. Most of the dead
and injured were removed from the
ruins of the chair car, which was split
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