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VOL. XXXIV. NO. 93.
CHAFFEE'S RESIDENCE IS ROBBED Daring Thief (Secures Highly Valued Jewels Family Was at Dinner While House was Burglarized Military Hero Had Just Returned from Pssadena, Where He Had Been Honorary Grand Marshal In one of th« mo«t remarkably daring robberlen In the history of Lob Ange las porrh rllmhprs entered the home of Gen. Adna R. Chaffpe Rt 2316 South Fifjueroa street last night while the family was at dinner and secured Jew els and relics of almost priceless value. The gold and gems In the stolen trin kets would amount to somewhere in the neighborhood of $1000, but all of the articles taken by the robbers were gifts presented to Mrs. OhalTee and her daughter during their trips about the world. A magnificent Egyptian nerklaee, pre sented to Mrs. Chaffee during a recent visit to Africa, was among the articles taken, and Its loss is regretted by ev ery member of the family. The work of the robbers for its dis patch and daring 1b without equal in the reports of the burglarleu perpetrat ed in Los Angeles. At about 5:80 o'clock two men were scon to drive down an alley in the rear of the Chaffee home, but no attention was palil to them. They were in an ordinary express wag on, and as they passed a shed In the rear of a fashionable home on Flgueroa street one of them climbed on the shed and secured a ladder which had evi dently b««n placed there at some prevl ; >ub time by them. The ladder was of the kltjd used by painters for small Jobs til finishing and was remarkably light. Thief Drags Ladder Thero 1h no fence In the rear of the Ch;iffee homo and it required but a moment for one of the men to sneak •cross the thirty or forty feet of biwk yard, ilniKKln? the ladder after him. until he gaineJ the southwest corner of the homo. The Chaffee residence, rented by the general upon his arrival In Loi Ango les several months ago, is one of the finest on that block and one of its chief a! tractions Is Its s-hiubbery. Heavy Vines cover the southwest section of the house and a porch shade of heavy owning effectively screered that corner of tl^e building from any of the In mates who might happen to be in the parlors. fien. Ch'affee, his wife, daughter and two family servants had Just returned from Pasadena, where Gen. Chaffee had served hs honorary grand marshal of the tournament parade and the family was at dinner in a room to the south east of the building when the robbery occurred. The thief must have passed directly under the dining room window both in g. lining the southwest corner of the house and in making his escape. Maid Sees Thief "We were dining when we first learned of the robbery," said Gen. Chaf fee last night in an interview to The Herald. "One of the maids gave the al;ini. She had been to Pasadena with us and while one of the girls was serv- Ing the meal the other went upstairs to straighten out various articles of ap pu-el. Ah she started to enter the front room used by my daughter she saw the shadow of some one as it tlitted behind a screen in the room and at the same moment the elecrlc light button clicked, plunging the apartment into darkness. The movement was so peculiar that the girl came downstairs, and when she taw that all the members of the house were til the meal she gave the alarm, but by the time 1 reached the room there was DO One there and the robber had made an effective escape. "Th'j ladder lined by him was still resting againsl the oilgo (if the porch and ho must have been bard pressed in getting away before we gained the up- per Moor. "He had crawled across the roof of the porch and had raised the window, which was unlatched. The front room occupied by my daughter had been carefully searched, the bureau drawers drawn out and the contents wtrewn about the room and every article of (owelry on the place taken. Across the Juill. in the second front room, Mis. KUlhou was staying as our guest, and the thief managed to take her handbag containing about $20. "He then went to my room, toward I the southeast corner Of the building, occupied 'by myself and my wife. He took her Jewel casket and her. lorgnette. ln ~ the . Jewel box was the ■ Egyptian ; , necklace and various articles of jewelry picked up In different part* of the world and priceless to her as gifts and relies besides their actual value. Believes Burglar Expert I ''The robber overlooked nothing and from his work I should say that he wag an' expert." Special Officers Jack • Hendrlckson of Chester place heard of the Chaffee rob bery and Immediately went to the place, although it. was not hi his beat, but ■;> there was no trace of the robbers and ; the: man, who entered the house cvi ' •■: dently made a quick dash to his com , rude- waiting with the. wagon tn the trade whHliik with escape. According i nutde lilh escape, According ' 'to IrtckSOU, 1 the . robbery was cvi dently committed by the same men who have recently terrorized the West- ■ ■ lake section by their clever , depreda> , t loriH, and v rlose watch will be kept on the : Chester place neighborhood •In ; ' hopes of another visit from the much ''-■'.wanted robbers. Los Angeles Herald. rnlLt. / l»or Month I Ot) LtNIS GEN. ADNA R. CHAFFEE ANY BATTLESHIP CAN DOCK AT MARE ISLAND By Anfioctfttcd Preon. VALLEJO, Cal., Jan. I— The construction of an additional dike extending 1000 feet into the straits near the magazine on Mare island has been authorized by the navy department. This will complete the series of dikes commenced some time ago to deepen the channel and will enable any battleship to dock at the navy yard. EIGHT INJURED IN KENTUCKY Broken Flange Derails Engine and Coach Near Richmond and Passengers are Much Shaken Up By Associated Prcis. LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. I.— Eight people were seriously injured and tw«*n ty-four others badly shaken up in a wrick on tho Louisville & Atlantic rail way forty miles from Richmond, Ky., today. The most seriously injured are: Albert Wilson, his two sons, Edward andClohesey, the wife and child of Ed wuiil Wilson, all of this city, and three passengers whose names are unknown. The baby's hand was burned com plete!] off. Mrs. Wilson was burned about the body. The wreck was .caused by a broken flange on tho pony truck of the en gine. The engine and one coach jumped the track, turning completely over. The Injured are at the Richmond hos pital. LIONS ATTACK TRAINER IN CAGE Victim Fires Pistol Just as Attendants Open Safety Gate to Release Him, at Toledo, Ohio By Associated Press. TOLKDO, Ohio, Jan. I.— While per forming, Henry Kay, v trainer with the Bostock Animal circus, was attacked by one of the lions and while he lay on the door had both his sides, his shoulder and breast laoerated. With great presence of mind Ray, Bred his pistol just as the attendants opened the safety doors of the cage. TWO Other llona which were in the cage mini" liately made for the opening fol lowed by the attacking lion. The injured trainer was taken t<> a hospital. It Ih feared his Injuries will Drove fatal. The large audience realised what had happened, but remained orderly. POSTAL OFFICIALS REBUKE NEW ORLEANS Hv .\*>.,,riMted Press. WASHINGTON, Jan. I.— First As sbimi Poattnaater Cienerul Hitchcock In explaining the action of the post utth .■ department in cutting off free delivery service iii certain portions of New Orleans, Hays: "The order ' was Hihl Issued yirec months ago, but a number of the lead lngllng citizens asked that, the order be withdrawn until January 1,, and that the Improvements would be made at once. "Sim ■•• I Inn the department has re ceived no Word from them and the service was discontinued today and will be restored when the city meets the requirements of the government ami makes necessary improvements." WALL FALLS; KILLS LABORER Fatality in San Francisco at. Ruins of Can Company ' Building SAN FJtANCISCO, Jan. I.— By \ the collapse of a wall in the ruined build ing of the American Can company at S . mil and Towimeud streets, C. Dv eno was killed and Blsino Klesreno and Kiulcii Quesclno severely Injured, , ' All were .Italian ■ laborers, -. engaged in clearing away debris. . WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2. 1907. FIDE SCORCHES TENEMENTS IN WEST NEW YORK Three Lives Likely to Be Sacrificed Dozen Buildings Destroyed and Fir*. man, Woman Bystander and Negro are Injured Dur. Ing Progress By Associated Press. NKW YORK, Jan. I.— Fir* early to day wlperl out a dairy Hales stable, dye- Ing establishment and a dozen tene ments on West Fifty-third street, mid way between Ninth and Tenth avenuan, causing the probable, loss of three lives and damage of $250,000. One fireman whs probably fatally In jured, a woman horribly burned and a negro shot through the head during a clash between whit* and colored men. The firemen were handicapped by low water pressure and were repeatedly driven back by the flames, which spreading in every direction soon threat ened the whole thickly populated tene ment section. Tenements on each side of the block were In flames before the oc cupants were out of their homes. Tenants Wild The wildest confusion followed among the hundreds of tenants who rushed to the streets scantily cm! and the police had great difficulty In preventing a reckless sacrifice of life among those who wished to return to their homes for their belongings. At 2: IS ten buildings were destroyed or in flumes. They were a stable block, a silk manufactory and eight tene ments. At that hour the fire was gain ing steadily and threatened the whole block. The tenants within a radius of half a dozen blocks have been ordered out. At 2:20 o'clock a dyeing establish ment at 242 West Fifty-third street, near the origin of the fire, burst into ltamos. When the walls of the Btable fell John Shaw, a fireman, went down with the ruins. He was rescued with diffi culty and removed to a hospital In a dying condition. The burning of the dyeing establish ment was accompanied by explosions of chemicals rendering greater the danger to the firemen and helping to spread the names. Policeman a Hero In imminent danger of his life Po liceman Sullivan made his way to the top floor of a burning tenement, where he found a mother and six children huddled together and helpless from fear. Unaided and in repeated trips he carried the whole family to the street. At 2:30 the fire was spreading 1 and a hundred horses relseased from the sta ble and ungovernable from fear were running through the adjacent streets. To add to the confusion thieves bpgan looting the burning tenements. They were fired upon by the police but with what effect could not be learned. P"alling walls made Fifty-third street in the vielntty of the fire impassable. All the police reserves on the West side and extra ambulances were called out. At 3:^o o'clock the fire is under con trol. The money loss will be about 5250, 00. It is believed that at least three people will die on account of their in juries. OKLAHOMA TRAIN RUNS INTO SWITCH By Associated Press. GUTHRIK, Okla.. J.m. I.— A west bound Oakland passenger train ran into an open switch nrar Kingfisher about noon today. One passenger was killed and a num ber seriously hurt, among the latter he ing the wife Of Casper Arnold of the Oklahoma State- bank of this city. DO INSURANCE ON NEW BASIS Armstrong Reforms Are Now in Effect and Drastic Changes Result in the Busi ness By Associated Tress. .mow YORK, Jun. I.— The Iniuvance (■•fornil secured by the Annul i'dhk committee of the legislature went Into effect today. Fpr the yeur 1907 and hereafter no company will be allovvefi.'" p'rlte tqOTfl than $150,000,000 worth of liusim-ss a year: aßculs' oominlMloni will bo re ilueed one-fourth; every new policy iiii:i contain the full contract uhdtr whleh tho holder ami insurer alike are hoini'i. and no dividend pollcleii muy be Issued. Besides the main reform/i several other little drastic changes went Into effect. ENGLAND SENDS SQUADRON TO JAMESTOWN FAIR by Associated Press. LONDON. Jan. I.— The first division of the armored cruiser squadron, under Hear Admiral Neville, has been se lected to represent Great Britain at the - Jamestown . exposition. Snow General in Colorado By Associated Press. . DENVER. Colo.. Jan. I.— A heavy .snowfall was general In Colorado , to day.' in some regions the . storm as- Humed the proportions of a blizzard. . PASADENA IS TRANSFORMED INTO BOWER OF BEAUTY BEAUTIFUL QUEEN OF THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES. IN ROYAL ROBES THREE CHILDREN ARE CREMATED California Widow Bereft of Family, Asleep in One Ber When Burned, Attempts Suicide in Frenzy Ky Asaocla ti <i Press. KI'DING, Cal, Jan. I.— Twin 1...y5, aged ■'■ years, and their l-year-old sis ter, the children of Mr.-. Stewart, a widow Living near A.nderson, were buined to death tnis afternoon when their home .vas destroyed by lire. The mother was Visiting at ihe hOUBO vi .i neighbor at the time and attempted suicide when she learned of the fate of her children. The three children, it is tuppoacd, from tne position of the char rod bodleß, were asleep In one bed, where their mother had put them, CHOKES WOMAN WITH TOWEL New Jcrseyite Returns Home to Find His Wife a Corpse WELLINGTON, N. J., Jan. t.— Mrs. M . Wilson, wife of a Etiiblenmn, was found 'murdered in her home when her husband returned from work. She had evidently been dragged from her 'bed, fur she still wore her night clothing. she bad apparently beet) strangled with a towel which was twisted around her neck. Beildea, there was a atab wound (n 11. itumaOh ;i"'l a blow on tile he i.l had made a hole ill the skull. Atlanta Woman Ends Life l.oiiAN, rtah. Jan. 1. Alter a i|ii.n rel with her Kuaband today .Mrs <; k. Green took strychnin* ,n 1 died soon siit i rwar.l. The <ii to Utah from Atlanta, Ua. Mr. Creen is a den tist. TABLE Of TKMI'KH VIIIHKS city. . >i... Max. a l.m Ausrln 3D 51 ■•• llrutrr w IK IS <S> st. Paul V. •£ :iu • Omuhu .....*[■ V-> 26 .14 <» Spokane V. .. no :i I •.•■ Hall l.«ke City.. ........ :hi 44 <§> lloatou .... ■ as 40 «' SI. I ..111- i , .1* 40 «> New York 11l is <s> Sau |.rnufUi<. . .... IS M<» I nil. H...k .. . 43 .11 s. I MlUbur* 4S 5 4 v... ( Im-iuitutl .".S .-»«-... •* •*■ -* 1 <»"*•'»■ '«' ♦■ ** •»■■*"*"«"»■ •*■ >$■ ■,•> MRS. ELMER F. WOODBURY (Photo Copyrighted by Shirley V. Martin.) PRIZE WINNERS IN THE PARADE AND TOURNAMENT The complete list of prize awards of Pasadena's tournament, both in the athletic sports at Tournament park in the afternoon and in the parade in the forenoon, is given below. The winners of prizes are named in order and prizes awarded accompany the names. Los ing competitors in the events and in the parade are also given: Roman chariot races — P. B. Michel, Los Angeles, first prize, $750; Mack Wiggins, Maryland hotel entry, second, $500; Neil Mc- Girk. Hemet, third, $400; E. J. Levengood, Santa Ana, fourth, $300. Tent pegging — |. Munns, prize of silver cup. Other contestants were 11. \\ . Malone'y . X. H. Dutton. W. Marke. Churchill Harvey- Elder, J. S. Post, Roy E. Hostetter and Conrad M. Tulloch. Burro chariot races — Kingsley N T . Stevens, first prize, $100. Oth er contestant, Eugene I". Kohler. Two-mile relay — Dr. A. [. Ellis, first prize, $50; Fred I\. I'.mrv, second, $25 J Dr. A. 11. Savage, third, $15. Other contestant, Dr. L. C. Deming. The following prize awards of the parade are given by classes and in the order which they took in the parade: Class 1. high schools, colleges and technical schools — High school, first prize. $100 (tine entry). Class 2. graded schools, public or private — Altadena school, tirsl prize, $100; Madison school, second. §7h; Mc!\inle\ school, third, $50; Academy of Holy Names, fourth, $35; Wilson school, fifth. $25, Other entries Garfield, Grant and Washington schools. (lass 3, kindergartens — (No entries.) Class 4, six-in-hand, other than schools or Hoats — I Intel Mary land, first prize, $75; Overland club, second, $50 (two entries). Class 5, four-in-hand, other than schools or lloats — Clothiers and Furnishers, Pasadena Merchants' association, first prize, $50 (one entry ). Class o, two-horse vehicles — Walter Raymond, first prize, $40; Wilson school, second, $20 (two entries). Cla&l 7, one horse vehicle — W, A. (iillett, first prize, $25. Oth er entry A. A. Chubb. Class S. floats, historical «>'" other representations — Altadena school, first prize, $75; Santa Ana (Columbia), second, $50; Venice and Ocean Park, third, $35. Other entry Lee Powers. Class c >, trade and commercial floats — Shoe stores, tir.-t prize, $50; Pasadena banks, second, $25; Pasadena Transfer and Storage company, third, $15, Other entries Crown City bank ami realty companies. The shoeinen's float received a score of lm> and will probably receive the association's cup. Class 10. historical representations or characters other than floats — H. R. Talbot (Venetian Courtier), first prize, $25; A. I Kiss (Venice)i second, $20 (two entries). Class 11. tandem hor.-,es, driving — (No entries). Class 12, tandem ponies, driving — C. X. Lieson, first prize. SJO (one entry ). Class U — Two-pony vehicle— Anna McGraw, first prize, $10. Class 14. one-pony vehicle — A. A. Chubb, first prize, $10; I li abeth Rohne, second, $5 (two entries). Class 15, tandem saddle horses — Fred C. HUlj nrsi 'prize (one entry). lviiliuuril uu I'HHe lour.) PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS RIDTOFCOLOR DAZZLES EYES OF TOURIST? Flower Gardens Glkio Through Crown City Queen Is Resplendent hr Costly Robes of State Floats in Design and Execution Sur. pass Any Previous Efforts Since the Rose Fete Wai Instituted SENDING its rays down the broad avenues of Pasadena, Illuminating the upland lawns and terraces, bringing nut the riot of color that floated from every pole, post and build- Ing, El Sol greeted the world yester day morning and proclaimed the Tour- V nament of Roses. Despite the threatening weather which prevailed in the Crown City Monday and the storms that flooded: the streets, there were but two clouds in the sky at sunrise. A fleecy speck of silver peeped over Mount Wilson's towering peak at the preparations already In full swing, and the sliver moon, full and round, but sorrowful, still hung in the western heavens and watched the hurrying crowds come from every hamlet, vil lage, town and city in Southern Cali fornia to greet Pasadena in her floral festival. Never did beauty, richness of color and such masses of flowers grace a tournament as were features of the great pageant that ushered in the new year to the 70.000 people lining the streets of Pasadena. And the foothill maiden was never so beautiful as in her gorgeous array. It only needed the golden sun that so seldom deserts Southern California to transplant one. in fairyland. <'risp and cool the day dawned. Roses that always grace the cheeks of Pasadena beauty were loaned a vivid color by the kisses of Jack Frost. The white and crimson of the. Tourna ment colors were pictured in blushing cheeks and brows of stainless white ness. Color Everywhere Color flushed the streets along the line of tne parade march to the house tops. Every commercial house deco rated Its place of business and every specie of flower, . shrub and greenery was used to create marvelous effects that became the wonder of visiting easterners. That such flowers and in such profusion could exist when east ern gardens were frozen was a marvel over which all loyal visitors from the effete east pondered. Smiling skies still greeted the fair participants In the wonderful pageant when, bedecked in their fanciful gowns and seated in the banks of (lowers that hid bare angles Of vehicles in graceful curves, designed by artists in the craft Of decoration, they started along the 1 oMiiiini-ii on Pave Three.) THE DAY'S NEWS FORECAST For Southern California — Fair Wednesday, fresh northwest wind. Max' mm temperature in Los An. yelet, yesterday, 51 degrees, mini mum, 39 degrees. I—Chaffee's1 — Chaffee's residence is robbed. 2 — Gov. Hughes takes New York helm. 3 — Thousands see rose festival. 4 — Editorial. s—City5 — City news. 6 — Sports. 7 — Hades gets more paving material. B—Clubmen8 — Clubmen to play handball. 9 — Classified advertisements. 10 — Sympathy for prisoners. LOCAL Tournament of Rom draws thousands to Pasadena. Home of Gen. A. R. Chaffee robbeU whllo family eats dinner. All schools will open today and all tlm scholars will have full day i Milan* Missing woman found working as do mestic in private family. Mexicans threaten lift of wife murderer. irngrutefu) luifcban'i la hustled back fa jail. EASTERN dov. Hughes Of Now York Inaugurated. White Huns.' New Year's reception •''- tended by &00. Eight hurt in wreck In Kentucky. FOREIGN giiiloiK shot in disarming dynamiter ,',, l.mi, 'l.mi.m i Odessa-New York »hlp. j j v COAST W Ulow'm lhr»t' children . i. mil nt An (li-1-.Hi'M, ('»). Moilni- uttemptM snUlilo. Mure island docks will noon accommo date latest warships.