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Los Angeles herald. [microfilm reel] (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, July 28, 1906, Image 4

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"I Have Two Babies of My Own," Ex.
plain* a Woman Witness, and Mo.
torman Charged With Neg.
lect Al«o Weep*
,'» . Following one ■of the most pathetic
scenes ever. witnessed in a local court
room, Justice' Pierce of the township
court yesterday decided that he would
reserve his decision for one week In the
preliminary, examination of Eugene
Butts, a motorman of the Los Angeles
Railway company/charged with <:rlm
ln.il neglect in the killing of a baby
girl, and accordingly Butts fairly stag
gered from the court r oom to return
there a - week from today and - learn
whether or not he must face a jury in
the higher courts. ;■;'"'
The accident for which Butts is being
tried: on a criminal negligent s charge
occurred Friday, April 13, on Maple
avenue, near Thirty-eighth strc :t.
■-. Mary B. Raulston, 19 months old, had
strayed . from her home, not a block
away, ' during the afternoon, and in
search of adventure had toddleC toward
Maple avenue, and finally arrived at
the car tracks.
'While tho infant was trying to make
her, way over the rails che became in
terested in something in the. dirt and
half stooped,, to Investigate. As she
rateed, her tiny. Kfe was snaUhed from
tier as a car hurled down on her, and
crushed and mangled the tiny body..
Charged With Manslaughter
i .The ' coroner's jury handed down an
exoneration for the motorman, but later
the baby's father applied to '.he district
attorney and received a .-/arrant charg
ing manslaughter against Butts.
' ' Since then the case has been bandied
about until finally yesterday It ks
brought to trial. ■■..'■ '
Among the first witnesses called yes
terday was Butts, the accused man. He
carefully,' told how he had been carry-
Ing the car along at a good rate of
speed .when he noticed something on
the track about seventy feet away. He
stated that he did not it first see that
It. was a child, because the youngster
Wore a tiny frock the color of the dirt
with which she was playing.
;,.;. Then Butts related that the brakes
; refused to work properly and that he
could ' not have avoided the accident
had | his own ' baby been stretched be
tween the shining rails, doomed to be a
Victim of the oncoming juggernaut. '-,
.The switchman at Sixth and Main
streets substantiated Butts' story of the
brakes by testlfylng'that at the time
Butts' car passed the swlt'-htng station
before the accident he noticed that the
brakes refused to work properly.
Witness Weeps
I Then came the saddest part of the
trial. A Httle woman, one of the pas
ppngers. had been called to the stand.
She had been sitting on the front seat
ol.the car, had. seen the laugh in the
baby's -blue'? eyes as the youngster
turned in 'startled enjoyment to see the
big car and had seen that tiny mass of
soft flesh and clothing go beneath the
wheels.' .u!;"V-'v -*; • • • - ' " . j
.All that she tried to tell, but as she
reached the point in her recital where
the car made its last leap for Its vic
tim her emotion overcame her, and the
haunting face of the dead baby came
back to her like a flash.
'She covered 'her face with her hands
and wep£.-'-- V. , - ;■•
•■: "I have two babies of my own," she
explained to the court as she left the
..And as for Butts, the woman's recital
seemed to have taken all the nerve out
of him. He wiped his fac. with his
handkerchief,^ and a few moments later,
when attorneys were 'scoring him for
his alleged criminal negligence in not
being able to stop the car and avoid the
accident,' he also took :efuge in tears.
The case is 'being closely watched, as
it is an effort on the part of the district
attorney's office to set a precedent for
fatal car accidents and hold the fear of
the law . over the heads of reckless
Stansbury «& Powell Also Are Notified
: That Unless Work Is Resumed In
Time State Contract Will Be As.
sumed by Municipality
Work on the outfall sewer must be
resumed within five days from yester
day, or the contractors will be regarded
as having abandoned the project. ■<
•■ . This was the effect of a notice served
on the contracting firm of Stansbury &
Powell yesterday by city officials.'
In the notice It Is also stipulated that
the city will complete the construction
of the sewer in lieu of resumption by
the original contractors. ■
Stansbury & Powell abandoned the
work on the outfall sewer some time
ago and since then have not accorded
the city the courtesy of notifying city
officials to that effect. The fact that
the contractors called off their men be
came known to the city officials only
through the sudden discovery of the ab
sence of the workmen when the city In
spectors visited the sewer.
' A letter was written to Btansbury &
Powell; asking for an explanation.- City
Engineer Stafford received no reply to
his communication and after the meet
ing of the city council last Monday
afternoon the city attorney notified the
contractors that an official notice of five
days would.be given them In which to
explain or resume work.
Two Cans of Dlstlllat* on the Rear
of the Machine Ignite While
, Car, la Moving
Two can* of distillate which n. O,
Frit* was carrying on the rear of his
automobile caught lire ' last evening
while ' he I was driving hla machine on
First street near Broadway.'
According to Frits on* of the cans
was leaking and the oil ran Into the
engine and caught lire. Before Frits
could extinguish the flam* the. rear of
his machine had caught li re and the
burning cans were thrown to the pave
ment. In . dumping the cttna from bis
machine one of the man'a flngera ; was
•lightly lnii iisiTl|iiWirn»irtjHi«a'"itl'i£iaui
A chemical engine extinaruished • the
blaze, which „■• spread threateningly
toward the corner of Flrat and iiioad
Prominent Member of the Order In
New York Brlngt Valuable Pres.
ent to Local Club
Dr. George H. Bailey of Yvima, mem
ber of Mecca trmplp vf New York, the
mother temple of t.i« Bhrlners, arrived
In Los Angeles yesterday..- lie brought
a valuahle cabinet of old War relics. .
< The cnblnat contain* a large variety
of work made by hand by Mr. Bailey
while he' was In the Civil War. The
cabinet Is valued at {3600, and It Will be
formally presented to the Vltltlng
Bhrlnera' club at Ita monthly meeting
Monday, August 6.
'Following are 1 lie members of the re>
ceptlon committee am) the temples to
which they belong who met Mr. Bailey
at the Arcade yesterday afternoon:
Charles 'Hathaway, Zujarr ; John T.
Drewett, Al Koran; 11. S. Underwood,
XI Zarlbfth; A. W, Crawford. Zartbah;
Jacob Abrahams, Al Malalkah; n. T.
Jenes, Isiem; C.\C Adams, Moslem; I.
Lowensteln, El Mlnaj-T.. S. Crump,
Molla; H. W. ■ Foote, Zahrah; F. A.
Phillips, Irem; 13. D. Hyde, Zlyara;
George N. Sceets, Tripoli; o. F.
Crockett, Mt. Slnal; J. W. Unwlna, Me
dlnah; \V. K. Oliver, Palestine.
Belasco's Literary Matinee a Smooth
Production Barring the Incon.
* gruous Acknowledgment
of Applause
Winsome and graceful as upon that
moonlight night when she played Juliet
at Chester place was Gonstance CJraw
ley in the Belasco production of
"Romeo and Juliet" yesterday, after
To a remarkable degree she bridges
the distance "between the age of
Shakespeare's chfld woman and her
own age,' and the context Is changed
to give still further leeway In this par
Few actresses conceive the youth of
the child Juliet, and If one might have
a wish in connection with Miss Craw
ley's Juliet it would be . that her
touches in ! the first act might be
lighter, thus allowing greater chance
for contrast between the child and the
Of her t-oice it is unnecessary to
speak, as long ago we learned to know
its beautiful silver tones as those best
suited to the reading of the bard.
• This time Miss Cniwley has the ben
efit of a good support. There were few
amateurs In the cast and the few liad
only small parts.
Versatile Mestayer
Harry Mestayer is a versatile actor
and he proved that . Romeo Is • not
beyond hts powers, though perhaps it
is not . one of the - parts to which he
is best suited. Mr. Mestayer is earnest
in whatever he attempts and he bears
the burden of the stage * direction of
the literary matinees in . addition to
taking the leading roles. , 5;
•Of the merry Mercutlo, 'twere a pity
he should have died so early in the
play. Shakespeare has blest this good
fellow with lines of much worth and
beauty and Hobart Bosworth gave a
splendid reading of those lines. Per
haps just at first he had not caught
the spirit of Mercutlo's laugh — was not
quite merry enough— but that did not
last long. If Marcutlo must die, may
he always die as he did yesterday.
Mr. Bosworth's death scene was a fine
bit of acting. . <
There was one really lamentable
feature In yesterday's performance.
Miss Craw ley responded to a curtain
call after having taken the sleeping po
tion which is said to make her as one
dead. Miss Crawley may have been
taken unawares, and it would be kinder
to think she was, for the act does not
agree with the high Ideals of dramatic
art which we usually associate with
Miss Crawley. The curtain call In which
the dead arise and bow a smile ac
knowledgement of hand clapping may
be overlooked in melodrama, but the
same offense is unpardonable at a lit
erary matinee.
The incidental music was a delightful
addition to yesterday's matinee. '
Bank Open Tonight
The Consolidated Bank of Los An
geles, 124 South Broadway, in the
Chamber of Commerce building, will be
open tonight, as usual, to accommodate
the public in general and its old pat
rons. Four per cent Interest paid on
savings deposits.
Knowledge That He Is Afflicted With
Cancer In His Mouth , Causes
Him to Endeavor to End His
Despondent because of long suffering
from a cancer in his mouth,. Jamea Mc-
Cormick, a Mexican laborer, tried to
take his .own life yesterday afternoon
at the county hospital.
He fired two bullets into ' his skull,
but before he could shoot a third time
the revolver, which the man held with
in a I few inches of . . hls head, was
grabbed by Fred Whitney, who carried
the man into the hospital. An opera
tion was performed and the Mexican's
life will be saved, but only for a time/:
McCortnlck has been confined at the
hospital for five months from the can«
cer, which Is said td have been caused
by excessive cigarette smoking.
Knowledge' that his condition : was
hopeless caused McCormlck to attempt
to commit suicide.
Before coming to Los Angeles Mc-
Cormick was engaged In work on
Baldwin's raitch, and It la said he has
relatives living there now.' - •
Soutnern Pacific
Ticket and Freight Offices
Will Remove to Grosse
600 South Spring Street, Corner Sixth
■ ; '_( '■•''■ ■ ■ .■ . '■ ■ ■ " •■ ■'
and will be open at that place for business 8:00 a. m. on and
after that date > » J
General Offices' of the Freight and Passenaer Departments
V< , will be located on the second floor, entrance Room 212.
i; Main building entrance on Sixth street
, ■ ■ . • ■ •
Assistant Gen. Freight and Pass. Agent . '. . / . District Passenger Agent
What's at
Coronado Tent Qity?
"... • " ■■'„. "',.'"■■, ' . ';' V'.' ; ''■
Children's Swimming- Pool.
• " Children's Playground. •,
Roller Skating Rink.
Tent City Band (thirty musicians). *
Surf Bathing Uneqitaled.
Still Bathing. ■; -
Dancing Every Night.
Yachting in Bay or Ocean.
Bowling Alleys.
Billiards and Pool. . ' ,
Concerts Every Afternoon and Evening. ,
Shooting Gallery. \ , • *
Merry-Go-Round. -
Fine Fishing — Bay and Ocean.
Deep Sea Fishing.
Rowing on the Bay.
Tents and Palm Cottages.
The Great Hotel del Coronado.
■ < '
a Cheap Excursions
Every Day
City Ticket Office, 334 So. Spring St.
ybj^jgg September Bth
RATFS andloth
"Good ten days going, final • return limit October 31.
Chicago .$ 72.50 Kansas City $ 60.00
St. Louis .". 67.50 Memphis 67 50
Omaha 60.00' St. Paul.. .70.00
Minneapolis ..... 70.00 St. Joseph 6000
New Y0rk....... 108.50 Boston ....109.50 •
Baltimore ..107.00 Philadelphia ..... 107.50 ,
Go One Line and Return Another
Less than three days to Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas
City. Daily standard and tourist sleepers and chair
v car without change. ... •> ,V\ y
r. w. Thompson ImirjftflAm p. l. miller
Ctn'l Western Agt. JM W RlTfi H.V District P.m. Agt.
■ ■■''§§: '•■ .^— *^. •: . AND RETURN . ">-'..■. 7^.:' I».' ;..
// f Omaha and Return $60166 %ll
II St. Paul $70.00, New York $108.50 11
II Boston $109.50, Liverpool $194.00 J|
■1 Through Tourist and Standard Sleepcrt J*
' '"' ''•■»■ lK ■'' '■'■■ '•■ Every Day '• ''■'- ;.'■■ '' ml
W Choice of Routes II
* C. A. THURSTON. G; A. jfif
VV ~ Chicago and Northweifom Ky. £(>*££\\lfok
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|H A Cool Trip
\gul/^ Over, the Rocky Mountains to the East
'■■;■■:■•'. '• • ■ ' ■ ..■' ••; " ■■.'■■
That's one advantage In going via the Salt Lake Route and connections
on that vacation trip you expect to tike In August.
-.'. Another is the dustless,- oiled, roadbed, and the excellent dining Car
• and train service of this popular route. •. • '
Next Excursion dates are August J, 8 and 9
Chicago and return, $72.50. New York, $108.50
r Boston, $109.50, and many others . -
. Better look after sleeper reservations now. At 250 8. Spring St., or First
street station, and arrange to 'go . . ■ : ■ .
Via the Salt Lake Route
Wh i c h Wajr f or /S&\
bunaay, ). v^/
A day of pleasure may be' enjoyed on either trip and the expense Is nom-'
lnal. For in«tance, round trip to Long; Beach, or /Terminal Island, 60 cents;'
Pomona, $1.00; Ontario, $1.20: • Riverside or San Bernardino, $1.75.
■ Trains leave First Street station via Salt Lake Route at 8:00 and 8:50
a. in. and 1:30 p. m. for the beaches, and at 8:00 and 11:00 a, m. for the
orange groves. Returning leave Terminal at 4:08, 6:03 and 9:17 p. in 1
Long Beach. 4:20, 6:10 and 9:25. .
Leave San Bernardino at 2:10 and 4:25; Riverside, 2:86 and 4:51. ' "
Tickets at 250 South Spring street today and at station Sunday..
Notar? Pnblt«. ' Both fhomu XUt, , D . n ' •"■- ■ ■
Thos. J. Hampton 1 '- wng Beach Boulevard Tract
'DC A F CCTiI HTK2 T»r«nty-four fln« lots >on th» p»oinc
t\ti/\Lt EC) IAI Lj Boulevard b»tw««n Los Angola, and
* I> *-'^ m * w M^ KJ * .*• * *■* Long lleaob. within I mllea ol nuditof
Loans and Insurance t '■' lum and ocean. Prlnolpal r«aia«no*
: « uu *"° " au ifurmncm t streets of Long He»ch run through thl»
11* So. Utu«Un«j. Lu. AxtlM, Osi. tract. Price* Ijoo up; 'A, cash, balanc*
- ~- ■ ' " "" • land > years, suik-wali. tu, il
___ ' Locust itve., Long Batch,
KB^nSM%ln«^L^LS f ?.,^l!r.?iii !"Li, Owing to »h« rum at Ou»lr.««i (lit
■^BF'lTiH *••♦» »il« *V "li«Mn a«, «rn Callfoinla Mu»lo company will i>t
BSS^ 2^W toM *rL|""'^K«uu' u '*- tor J h * vt U*rald ..it-
-^J.^^»-^^^Wi l ififi^iiiiiM^fci'>MTii^tiaiiiirjiiaiiii*iifciaiirti^ih n— ***■■■
"Vacation at
A Mile and a Half
* Above Los Angeles
Few think of the Grand
Canyon as anything but a
magnificent spectacle, but it
is also an ideal mountain re-
1 A few of its attractions .
7000 feet elevation.
Superb hotel accommoda* 3*
tion — El Tovar.
Bright Angel Camp for
those who prefer simple, -
, economical, but good living.
Marvelous trails and rides
and drives.
Surrounded by the vast
Coconino Forest.
Supai and Navajo Indians.
The. North Rim full of
game. Terra incognita. , ~
It is easily reached.
Twenty-one hours' from
Los Angeles.
Rates at El Tovar
American Plan
, .20 Rooms at. $ 3.50 Per Day'
40 Rooms at ...:^4.00 Per Day
SO Rooms at...... $4.50 Per Day \
and Upward
Bright' Angels \ Camp , j
European Plan „ „ ■>) ■'■
Rooms or tentsi 75c per'
day for each person. ' ' -
Meals a la carte.
Harvey runs bothtthe ho- *
tel and camp, which. assures','. ■.'
the quality.
Excursion Rates %
The Santa Fe will sell ex- > v .'
cursion -tickets from Los ( kY.
Angeles and other points in •%
Southern California to :
Grand Canyon and return -
for $25.00.
Every Day— July loth
to August 31st
1 _ — : __ — I__ — _ — — ;
San Diego
I Excursions! [
Aug. 3 and 4
■ . ■- ' ■
■..-;, '• ' . - :
Jivllll 11 ■ .
Limit x
30 Days
For further in-
formation, tick- k
ets, etc., see any
Santa 'Fe agentj |
:3345. Spring St.
Los Angeles
' i C«l»brßt«d Sbuea •*• fur aa|« br .
Mammoth Sh oe Ho use l

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