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NUMBER 133. JT Itl^ill . t\J V>ll<l> A O I>F.R MONTH
DUE TO POISON
GIVEN BY HYDE
Coroner's Jury Accuses
Relative of Administer
ing Fatal Drug
EXPECT A SENSATION
Another Inquest Likely to
Be Held on Body of
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 9.—C01. Thos.
H. Swope cams to his death by
reason of strychnine adminis
tered In a capsule by Dr. B. C. Hyde,
husband of the millionaire's niece, ac
cording to a verdict of the coroner's
jury in Independence today.
Whether the drug was administered
with felonious Intent the jury said in
Its verdict it was unable to determine.
The Jury was out little more than
an hour. The greater part of this
time was devoted to discussing the
case. Only one ballot was necessary.
Although there were numerous and
hurried consultations between attor
neys for the state and Dr. Hyde and
his legal advisers, and although ru
mors regarding the probable prosecu
tion were plentiful tonight, the case
stands Just as It did when the coro
ner's Jury rendered its verdict.
Prosecutor Virgil Conkilng refused to
discuss his plans. He said positively,
however, that he would confer with
liis associates in the prosecutor's office
before he took any action. He and
Henry L. Jost, first assistant circuit
attorney, who has done the major por
tion of the investigating for the state
In the Swope mystery, will confer to
It is said tonight that Coroner Zwart
will begin an inquest over Chrlsman
Swnpe's body as soon as the official
report of the physicians who nre ex
amining the stomach and liver Is re
J. E. Trogden, coroner's attorney,
would not commit himself on this ru
Dr. Hyde and his attorneys, John
M. Cleary and Frank P. Walsh, spent
the evening together at the physician's
home. They made no statement. Mr?.
Hyde is seriously ill and the physi
cian, is devoting all his spare time to
The suit that Dr. Hyde has pending
against Attorney John G. Paxtnn, Dr.
Frank Hall and Dr. Edward T. Stew
art for damages, for JfiOO.ooo for al
leged libel, will be dismissed if Dr.
Hyde is pressed for depositions in the
case now, It is reported tonight.
It is expected the deposition con
test, which wafed so fiercely last week,
will begin anew, now that the inquest
If Dr. Hyde is ruffled by the verdict
he is concealing his feelings. When It
Mas returned ho asked his attorney,
John M. Cleary:
"What does it mean?"
Sir. Cleary explained the verdict.
"I see," he simply said. Then he
asked his attorney to go to lunch with
him. A moment later they left the
Scene at Inquest
Tho morning barely had started
when Dr. Zwart looked at a piece of
paper upon which ho carried the list
of witnesses. His lips were just be
ginning to frame the name of Dr.
Hyde when Attorney Walsh arose and
bent over the table. The courtroom
became suddenly quiet. "Walsh began
"The attorneys for Dr. Hyde have
ndvised him not to testify," he said.
"We don't care for him to testify, and
therefore, with our suggestion, he
must decline to be sworn."
Another man was standing close by,
and in .his hand there was a copy of
a newspaper, the pages of which were
being rapidly turned to a certain
place. The man was Virgil Conkling,
prosecuting attorney. He, too, spoke
his words slowly, with precision and
"I have here a copy of a newspaper
of February 1," he began. "It con
tains a signed statement by Dr. B. C.
Hyde, and in the light of his refusal
to testify I desire to "
There was an interruption from Mr.
Walsh, and this time the slowness of
the speech of the attorney was gone.
"If this is done for the purpose of
publication," he almost shouted, "I——"
Dr. Zwart was on his feet and be
tween the two men, and for a few mo
ments he and Mr. Conkling conversed
in a whisper.
"I must insist on it," Dr. Zwart paid
to Mr. Conkling, and Just what the
conversation was about the audioncj
did not know.
Soon there came the explanation.
Go Out Together
"Certainly T'll see you privately, Mr.
Conkllng," and together thoy left tho
When the coroner and the prosecut
ing attorney returned Dr. Zwart said:
"I still hold that the coroner has the
right to examine witnesses and that
Dr. Hyile was subpoenaed in the wrong
way. and is therefore entitled to
"I stated before that Dr. Hyde re
fuses to be sworn to testify," promptly
replied Attorney Walsh, "and since
There had eomo another interruption
by Prosecuting Attorney Conkling.
"The prosecutor asks that the same
rule apply as with all witnesses," he
"We refuse to allow the witness to
■testify," Insisted Walsh.
"The coroner insists," Dr. Zwart an
"Counsel refuses to allow the wit
ness to testify."
Tlr. Zwart sat down.
Then Virgil Conkling, still with the
newspaper copy of Dr. Hyde's state
ment In his hand, the statement In
which Pr. Hyde said he was ready and
willing to testify at any Inquiry that
he was eager for an Investigation and
anxious that the mystery of Col.
Swope's death bo cleared up, looked at
Dr. Hyde, at the attorneys and the
. (irs. His voice became hard.
■Then," he said, "that Is sufficient
for the purpose! of the prosecutor."
This ended the Incident and Dr W.
V. Ciayle. a Kansaß City physician,
■uas railed to give expert testimony on
the effect of strj'chnine upon the hu-
Culitluuuii ou I'ajo Xwu I
LOS ANGELES HERALD
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Thursday; moderate north wind. Maxi
mum temperature yesterday 65 de
grees, minimum 46 degrees.
California division Daughters of Revo
tion denes northern division; will
hold stato conference. PAGE 16
Man of 90 neld up. beaten and robfced
of $1?o; second highwayman job dis
covered mhortly 'afterward. PAGE 1
Engineer James Bchuyler lauds work being
done on the Panama canal. PAGE 5
"Hurry Up Harry" Brown, 300 per cent
broker, whose methods were exposed ny
The Herald, Is found guilty. PAGB 1
Joint council committee to consider pro
pospd reduction of salaries. PAGE 6
Wife accuses W. H. Hay, real estate
dealer, of cruelty. Too much champHgn*
and temper blamed. PAGK 5
Aviation meet ecexutlve committee
decides to rotund to all subscribers full
amount paid. PAGE 9
East Hollywood will favor adoption by
vote of 10 to 1. PAGB 9
Boy sleuth causes raid on alleged gambling
resort. PAGE 9
Attempt la made to fix telephone rates.
Conference between companies and utili
ties commission Is begun. PAGE 9
Lottery joint raided by police. Chinese
proprietor and five others arrested. PAGE 1
Tots cry with Joy as mother steps from
prison coll. PAGE 8
Pire traps sleeping Mexicans In bunk
house. PAGB 8
Score injured, five seriously, when Long*
Beach car crashes Into rear of Catalina
train at Florence avenue. PAGE 1
Ash Wednesday, opening of Lenten season,
observed by services In Los Angeles
churches. PAGE 1C
Chinatown busy celebrating advent of the
new year which Is number 2361. PAGE 8
Claim he tried to burn up victim—Police
say prisoner robbed sleeping man and
eet fire to bed. FADE 16
J. Hartman Is fleeced out of $30 by a
brand new bunco game. PAGE 16
Editorial, Letter Box and Hasltln'B let
ter. PAGE 4
Marriage licenses, births and deaths.
Society, clubs end murlo. PAGE 7
Municipal affair*. PAGE 5
News of tha courts, PAGE 5
Mines and oil fields. PAGB 13
Markets and financial. PAOFI 13
Building oermlts. PAGE 14
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 13
Shipping. PAGE 13
Sports. PAGE 10
Automobile*. PAGE 11
City brevities. PAGE! 5
Classified advertising. PAGE 15
Thsatcrg «nd dramatic orlttcl«m. PAGE 7
Administration building of University of
Kedlands Is dedicated. PAGE »
Chauffeur nearly killed and big motor car
wrecked as result of Joy ride to Venice.
March 6 Is fixed as date for bond election
for Polytechnlo high school at Long
Reach. PAGE 14
Smuggler of shell fish escapes rrorn officer
after being arrested. PAGB 14
Miss Vera Schaupp. runaway daughter,
writes to mother at Pasadena. PAGE) 14
Pick and Shovel olub of Ocean Park to
havo charge of school ground plow
ing. I'AGB 7
Hair five gtvfs Long Beach man a halo of
brilliant red. PAGE 14
Prominent chemist dies at Berkeley—Prof.
\v. I!. lilslng of University of California
passes away at his home. PAGE 3
Reception plans for welcome of former
President Roosevelt made known to Taft.
who hopes to attend demonstration. FAGEJ 2
Sees deadly enemy in Halley's comet;
Berkeley professor says tall carries poi
sonous gas. PAGE 8
Hermann called an "oily politician" by
Prosecutor Heney In address to jury.
Inquiry by stock exchange Into Columbus
and Hocking pool ends In whitewash.
Reorganization of navy, aa proposed by
aecretary of navy. Indorsed by house
committee. PAGE 2
Swopo's death declared by coroner's
jury to have been due to poison ad
ministered by Dr. Hyde. PAGE 1
Missouri senator blamea tariff for the
present high prices of food products.
Taft approves Plnchot'a plan and as result
40,000,000 acres of government land is to
be opened for homestead. PAGE 2
Battle waged by stockholders on telephone
trust established by Plerpont Morgan.
McLachlon bill providing for government
ownfd steamships on Paclno will be
discussed soon. t PAE S
rinchot urges schooling for forestry work,
and scores successor for abolition of
collegiate training. PAGE 1
Commissioner Smith puts forth sugges
tions for federal control of Important
Industries. PAGE 2
"No compromise" with lords or Liberals,
Is cry of Kier-Hardle, English labor
leader. PAGE 3
Korean resident general. Viscount Sone,
will not resign, say Japanose newspapers.
Spain Insists on concordat revision—even
protest of Vatican may prove unavailing.
Mexico averts railway strike which threat
ened to tie up nation's roatla; tinal agree
ment signed. ' PAGE 6
MINING AND OIL
Low grade gold ore deposit Is discovered
In Pinal county, Ariz. PAGE 13
Strong Gas pressure occurs in second deep
well of Palmer company at Santa Maria.
San Diego gem mine yields rare stones.
Producers' Transportation company dis
places Associated Pipe lino. PAGE 13
Nevada oil field attracts attention of lo
cators and Investors. PAGE 13
Craudall well in Midway produces thirty
gravity oil: PAGE 13
Cleveland Oil company brings In No. 8
well In Kern river field. PAGE 13
Flynn-Langford fight Is the great theme
with the fans and tho general verdict
Is that Fireman won. PAGE 10
Football coaches will attempt to prove
that game la quite harmless. PAGE 10
Sevenful maintains consistent record at
Juarez meet. PAGE 10
Jack Johnson at law again, tills time over
a bulldo*. PAGE 10,
THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1010.
Collegiate Training Es
sential for Foresters,
DEFENDS HIS POLICY
Deposed Chief, Loyal to
Nation's Interest, Ex
■VT EW YORK, Feb. 9. — Gifford
\ Pinchot, deposed chief forester of
-^ the United States, but still loyal
to his policies as president of the na
tional conservation commission, de
fended the forest service In a speech
before the National Arts olub in Now
Mr. Pinchot bitterly assailed the
action of George P. McCabe, solicitor
of the department, who, as temporary
chief of the forestry bureau after
Pinchot's dismissal, took action to
abolish the collegiate training of for
esters at government expense.
This action Mr. Pinchot described as
"a secret attack on the service, pros
tituting the law, a method so effective
ly used by special Interests against the
people, and a cruel and needless loss."
He said In part:
"I am as proud of the forest service
and its men as I ever was, and I ven
ture to think that it has proved the
value of Its ideal by its achievements
and the enemies it has made.
"Now let me give you the best illus
trations I have seen in recent years of
how a public officer, under pretext of
obedience to the law, may traffic with
It and abuse it to the public injury.
"Upon my dismissal, the solicitor of
the department of agriculture (George
P, McCabe), pending 1 the arrival of an
other officer from the Held, was acting
forester for three or four days. It ap
pears that he learned then of the
ranger schools at the four state uni
versities and sent telegrams to the dis
bursing officers in the held to pay no
expense connected with them. These
telegrams were kept secret from every
member of the service in Washington
except the stenographer who wrote
"With equal concealment from all
the men In the forest service, a letter
was prepared and sent to the comp
troller asking for a speedy advance de
cision as to the legality of the ranger
schools. This letter was clearly in
tended and was so framed as to secure
a decision against the schools, and it
was successful in doing so.
"This letter Is a misrepresentation
because it omits to state tho central,
essential and incontrovertible facts:
"First, that the forest service must
have trained raneers.
."Second, that it can get them only
by training them after they enter the
"It follows that the training of tho
rangers by the service is necessarily,
clearly and undeniably for the admin
istration, protection and improvement
of the natural forests. Being necessary
for that purpose, it falls well within tho
terms of the agricultural bill, and Is
"Consider, now, the situation under
which this decision of the comptroller
was obtained. The solicitor of the de
partment of agriculture is the officer
charged with promoting the welfare of
the department and all its bureaus on
the lesral side.
"Both solicitor and acting forester,
he was in honor bound to forward the
work of the forest service by every
lawful means at his command. By his
official position he was Its counsel and
advocate. Yet he made no attempt to
assist the service In this matter.
"On tha contrary, ho led the secret
attack on it and used anxious and suc
cessful care that no attempt to defend
its course should be made by any other
man. The men of the forest service
were first informed that the legality of
their work was in question only after
adverse judgment had been rendered
without giving them any hearing what
"I am not concerned with the motive
behind this indefensible sacrifice of tho
public welfare. It Is a typical illus
tration of a certain way to obey the
law. Of course, It is not obedience to
the law at all, but the prostitution of
The Old Method
"It is the method so effectively used
by the special interests against the peo
ple, and there Is nothing to be said in
"The whole proceeding is not seen in
its true light until we realizo its ef
fect on nearly 200 of the best young
men in the forest service, who were
officially ordered to those schola for
"These rangers are poor men, work
ing for from $900 to $1300 a year, and
they need their pay. Yet they will
lose not only their pay for the time
they attended these schools, but the
money already advaneod out of their
own pockets for traveling and other
"At best it would bo nearly as far
reaching as it is needless, and that is
saying a great deal. But the fine loy
alty of those rangers to their work is
shown by the fact that about half of
them have stayed on at the ranger
schools at their own expense, the bet
ter to learn their upblie duties.
"Their devotion in doing ho is worthy
of all praise, but I do not believe the
people of the United States can afford
to let that devotion stand unpaid by
anything less than the promotion tho
men have earned by the quality of
"It would be bad enough if this gra
tuitous check to the improvement of
the public service were nothing more
than a rebuke to the higher officers of
the service who were responsible for
the ranger schools.
"They were doing their duty as they
saw it. But when the weight of it
falls, as it does, upon the men who
can least afford to carry it, who sim
ply obeyed orders, its ruthless disre
gard of ordinary humanity becomes its
most striking characteristic.
"It would bo hard to find a better or
a more bitter illustration of the use
of the law as a cover for not doing
what a public officer has a ri«lit Id do,
Mini what the public interest demands
that he shall do. I submit the two
points of view to your Judgment and
abide by your deci»on."
THE POST CARDS OF A TOURIST—No.2
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The Herald's Tourist-Artist is impressed by the habit of Los Angeles citizens of frequently step
ping on the scales. He opines, however, that when weighed in the balance they are not found wanting
'HURRY UP HARRY'
300 PER CENT BROKER IS
Corpulent Stock Dealer, Whose Meth.
ods Were Exposed by The
Herald, Will Be Sen.
"Hurry Up" Harry Brown, the cor
pulent broker whose methods were ex
posed by The Herald last March, was
found guilty in Judge Davis' court yes
terday of embezzling $800 from Nettie
D. Hammond in January, 1909. He will
be sentenced Monday.
The case was given to the jury at 7
o'clock in the evening and the verdict
was returned at 8:45. Trial of another
case, set for yesterday In Judge Willis'
court, was continued until March 14.
In this case Brown is charged with
passing a fictitious check for $1500, the
complaining witness again being Dr.
Hammond, to whom the alleged bad
paper was given in March, last year.
Only two witnesses were called by
Attorney A. A. Sturges to testify in
Brown's defense yesterday forenoon.
The first of these was Dr. Clifford A.
Smiley, who said Brown had purchased
Missouri Pacific stock on margins for
him In January. 1909.
"Did you get all your money from
Brown?" asked Deputy District Attor
"I did not," and the manner in which
the reply was given caused a laugh
among the spectators, many of whom,
it was said, had lost money in their
transactions with the accused man.
A. R. Stratton waa Brown's second
witness. He was manager of the
bucket shop at Slauson Junction at the
time, of Brown's arrest, and stated in
response to questions the only records
kept of business transacted in the place
was a pocket memorandum book and a
number of sheets showing in lead pen
cil writing the supposed purchases and
sales of stocks.
Stratton was not permitted to testify
to anything shown on these sheets. At
torney Appel, associated with Mr. Blair
in the prosecution, declaring that a de
fense of embezzlement in a legitimate
transaction could not be made by
bringing in evidence of illegitimate
Judge Davis, however, permitted
Stratton to say purchases of Missouri
stock were made on margins in Jan
uary, last year, and In his argument
later in the day Attorney Sturges con
tended the stocK order by Dr. Ham
mond was included in these transac
Attorney Helm, nlso associated in
the prosecution, made the opening ar
gument to the Jury, and was followed
by Attorney Stur«te», the closing :id
dresa being made by Attorney Aonel.
BEQUEATHED A MILLION
AFTER YEARS OF LABOR
FORTLAJrn. Ore., Feb. 9.—Mm.
Mary Booth, 60 years of age, who has
for years been struggling against bitter
poverty and who has recently been ek
ing out an MdrtMM as a teacher in a
local Chinese mission, finds herself to
day heiress to 51,000.000 willed by
George D. Nelson of Springfield, Mass.,
who died a few days ago, leaving her
this portion of his $0,000,000 estate.
FORMER QUEEN "LIL"
MAKES LAST APPEAL
One-Time Ruler of Hawaii, Aged and
Poor, Supported by Islanders,
Weeps While at Chi.
[Special to he Herald.]
CHICAGO. Feb. 9.—Former Queeh
Liliuokalani of Hawaii arrived in Chi
cago today from Washington, where
she made a lust and futile plea to have
congress compensate her for the crown
lands which were taken from her by
the United States government at the
time of the island revolution in 1893.
Broken dowh in health, the former
ruler three score and ten years old, is
going back to the land of her former
splendor, where the people still call her
Liliuokalani is now a poor woman.
From the railway station she went to
the hotel in an omnibus, with a crowd
of immigrants who were being trans
ferred to the Illinois Central station.
The hotel was crowded, as were all
other big hotels, and the former queen
was forced to put up at a small south
S'"l back to my people to
snend my declining years," she said,
after sh" reached the hotel, a3 the tears
people I can end my days without
PONTIFF EXPLAINS ACT
ROME, Feb. 9.-Pope Pius today per
sonally considered the recent incident
involving former Vice President Fair
banks who was refused a private audi
ence by the Vatican because he in
sisted on keeping an earlier engage
ment to-address the Methodist society
here. His holiness said he regretted
he had been unable to receive Mr.
Fairbanks, but that he could not de
part from the policy adopted, as to
do so would appear to give recogni
tion to the "disloyal Interference" by
certain Protestant denominations.
SINGLE COPIES:' S^Mik'Ti&WS
MAN OF NINETY
VICTIM OF THUGS
NONOGENARIAN BEATEN AND
ROBBED OF $125
Second Hold.Up Reported—Battered
Victim Found, and Two Mexi
cans Blamed for Both
Frank Garr^tt, a retired merchant,
90 years old, was a victim last night
of footpads, who succeeded in steal
ing a wallet containing $125. Mr. Gar
rett, who has been ill for several
weeks, left his home, 1760 East First
street, to take a walk and at the east
end of the East First street bridge he
was approached by two men whom he
described as Mexicans.
One of the men grabbed Garrett by
the throat and held him while the
other went through his pockets. De
spite his age, Garrett fought desper
ately, and not until he was choked
into unconsciousness were the high-
waymen able to obtain the money,
which was in the inside vest pocket of
The holdup happened within half a
block of Garrett's house. As soon as
he was able he telephoned to police
headquarters. Detectives were detailed
on the case, but owing to the poor
description and the fact that the rob
bers had ample time to escape no ar
rest was made.
Shortly after the holdup of Garrett
was reported a call for the police am
bulance was received staing that a
man in an unconscious condition was
at the corner of Macy and Main
There a man giving the name «f B.
J. Stone, a laborer, of 6320 Toledo
street, Garvanza, was found with his
head battered and a two-inch lacera
tion of the upper lip. When he re
gained his senses he stated that he
■was held up by two Mexicans and
robbed of $15.40.
Two boys csorroborated the story of
Stone. They said that Stone had been
drinking and was followed from a sa
loon by two Mexicans, who held him
up. When found every pocket In
Stone's clothes was turned inside out.
He was taken to the receiving hos
The police are of the opinion that
Garrett and Stone were held up by the
MORE TAX SUITS FILED
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.—Two more
corporation tax cases were filed in the
supreme court of the United States
yesterday, making ten suits now before
the court, involving; the question of
the constitutionality of the corpora
tion tax provision of the Payne tariff
net. Seven of the corporation tax
onses have been set for argument on
SCORE HURT IN
CRASH OF CARS
ON P.E. LINE
Rear End Collision Im
perils Lives of Passen
gers from Beach
Motorman Is Blinded By
Headlight; Fails to See
FIVE persons were seriously injured,
two others suffered severe bruises,
and others were slightly hurt as
the result of a rear-end collision near
Florence station on the Long Beach,
line of the Pacific Electric railroad at
6:25 o'clock last evening, when Long
Beach car No. 350 crashed into the
rear end of a four-car train bringing
visitors to Catalina back to Los An
H. A. Batie of Battineau, N. D., leg
broken below knee and other injuries;
taken to Crocker street hospital.
Charles F. Drewry of Bowdle, S. P.,
left leg broken below knee; taken to
Crocker street hospital.
Mrs. W. H. Doyle of Tellurido, Colo.,
back injured and perhaps ribs broken;
taken to Crocker street hospital.
S. T. Seamans, 812 Frisco street, suf
fering from severe lacerations on legs;
taken to Crocker street hospital.
Elias A. Smith of Long- Beach, left
kidney injured; taken to Crocker street
Mrs. P. Robertson of Medicine Hat,
Alberta, Canada, hip injured; went
home to hotel on Hope street near
E. Griewank, conductor of the Long
Beach car, left knee bruised: taken to
the Pacific Electric hospital and later
taken to his home.
The accident occurred only a few
yards from the Florence avenue sta
tion, and, according to an official of
the Pacific Electric railroad, the only
person who can possibly be blamed in
any way for the accident is the motor
man of the Long Beach car.
A four-car train, consisting of cars
414, 336, 373 and 391, had met the boat
from Catalina at San Pedro and was
inbound to the city. The train was In
charge of Motorman Elliott and Con
ductor Smithcrman. Nearly all of tho
passengers were tourist visitors to LO3
Angeles and had been passing a holi
day season at the island resort.
As the heavy train passed Nadeau
station the motorman noticed that
there was something wrong wi '
air connections, and stopped th>
a few yards south of Florence stj
to make an investigation. A■■•
to statements made last night by
Elliott and Smitherman, the tail
on the Catalina train were b
brightly, and as soon as a stOj
made a flagman was sent out on th«
run to flag any car that mig'it be
hurrying in from the south or > ast.
Either the flagman was tco lat«-, on
account of the cars running on too
short headway, or the headlight of a
southbound car blinded the eyes of tfco
motorman of the oncoming car.
Crashes Into Train
The crew of Long Beach car No. 330,
inbound, in charge of Conductor E.
Griewank and Motorman R. S. Rankin,
failed to see the flagman's signal and
the Long Beach car crashed into the
rear of the Catalina train. Fortunately
the open part of the rear car of tho
Catalina train was in front and the
open part of the Long Beach car was
in the rear, otherwise there is little
doubt that the cars would have tele
scoped and there would have been a
heavy death list.
When the cars crashed together the
roar platform of the Catalina rear car
and the front platform of the Long
Beach oar were smashed in, but tho
heavy steel bumpers prevented the
Long Beach car from plowing through,
and over the'seats of the coach with,
which it had collided.
For a few moments all was confusion.
Passengers were hurled from their
seats, glass was shattered, and tho
moans anil cries of those who had been
seriously injured could be heard in the
darkness. A hurry call was sent in for
help, and as soon as the injured could
be gathered up and made as comfort
able as possible a clear right of way
was given, and they were rushed to
the Pacific Electric hospital in th«
Huntington building, Sixth and Main
streets, where first aid to the injured
was given by Dr. H. G. Gates, the com
That many were slightly injured who
did not demand surgical treatment and
whose names were not given out by the
company's claim agent or the com
pany's surgeon was made evident from
statements made by persons who wera
in the wreck. The total number of In
jured is estimated at twenty.
All but one of the seriously injured
were later taken to the Crocker street
hospital, where at a late hour last
night it was stated that none of tha
injuries would prove fatal.
Dr. H. G. Gates, the Pacific Electrio
surgeon, was non-committal as to tha
number of injured last midnight.
"It is reported that twenty-five or
thirty persons were more or less In
jured in the wreck. Is that true?" he
"I didn't see them," was the reply.
"But you were in the P. E. hospital
when the injured were brought in.
How many were attended to there?"
was the next question.
"I don't know—three, or four, or five
—I don't know," was the reply.
"Sure it wasn't twenty or twenty
"I didn't see as many as that," ami
the surgeon hung up the receiver.
One of the officials in the Pacifies
Klectric claim agent's office had a
theory as to the cause of the wreck last
night after Interviewing the men in
charge of the trains and some of tha
passengers. He said.:
"A flagman was sent out by the crew
of the inbound Catalina train when tha
train was stopped. But the headlights
of the cars are very strong and the
Long Beach car was running under
short headway. I have no strong
doubt that the headlight of a south
bound car that happened to be passing
on the main line just at that time
blinded the motorman of the Long
Beach cax and he failed to see tha
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