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CLIMBS MOUNT IN FAST TIME SAN FRANCISCO BOY IN PINK OF CONDITION TAKES LESS THAN HOUR AND HALF TO BPRINT ■ -^— ■ Riverside Vegetarian Second In Race. Others Make Good Time In Mount Wilson BY CHESTER I. IAWHENCE. . The Mount ■ Wilson climb for the Police Gazette medal, held under the auspices of the A. A. U. of North America, was won yesterday morning by Joseph B. King, who ran under 1 the colors of the Irish-American club i of San Francisco. Time for the round ; trip was 2 hours,' 11 minutes and 35 , seconds. '■-','' i J. .C. Wright, the vegetarian from Riverside, ; finished second. Time 2 hours, 88 minutes and 20 seconds. King made the ascent ,In the re markable time of 1 hour, 25 minutes and 5 seconds. A crowd of people gathered on the veranda of the Mount Wilson hotel and watched the plucky runner through telescopes as he wound around the trail on his way to the summit. King left, the starting point at. the foot of the trail at 33% minutes past 7 and was sighted from the hotel at 10 minutes to 9. He was running fast and with a good easy stride. King's style of running Is the same as that of Yale's crack distance runner. Parsons, who runs with knees x bent, body .. thrown forward and arms ' bent at the ' elbow and held clear of ' the body. Crosses Tape Strong . King crossed the tape at the summit strong and without the sign of a sweat, which proved him to be in the best of condition. He complained of the cold which attacked his limbs as he passed through the lower canyons. Unlike the rest of the runners who reached the top of the mountain, King persisted in ■ keeping on his feet and walked around the hotel during his 30-minuto rest before starting on the down run. Twenty minutes afte/. King arrived at the summit, Estoppey came loping up' the last stretch panting hard and with his face drawn, which showed that he had been working hard. Es toppey lost his stride on the last mile and could not regain It. He crossed the tape at 24% minutes past 9 and shook hands with King, who was standing near the tape, congratulating :, him upon his fast time. -."--..•.;■ As King disappeared around the first bend on his downward run Wright ap peared on the home stretch running strong. Wright took a cold bath dur ; ing his rest period which refreshed him greatly and evidently helped on the down run. Estoppey occupied most of his rest time In telling the, judges and those who would listen about the great ' burst of ' speed which he was holding in reserve and Intended to let out on the down trip. Estoppey left the summit second in the race and fin ished fifth, being passed on the trail by Wright, Norman and Hanlon. Russian Walks ■ Charles Zerret, the' Russian, walked up the last hundred yards if the course but appeared to have lots of reserve. ; Zerret was given up by doctors as a 1 hopeless case of consumption three years ago. Since that time he has spent the greater part of his time out of.' doors. Two years ago he walked from ■ San ■ Diego to Pasadena, bare i footed, over many mountains and ; through all kinds of weather, and is now the possessor of a strong physique. . Hanlon reached the top of the trail i strong and with a good stride. He left t on the down trip only seven minutes I behind . the time of King. He started down fast and many expected that he would at least take second place. f Otto Carque, the ■ German, reached the top at 2 minutes past 10. He was "all i in" and dropped upon a blanket spread for ', him and remained - there during his period of rest.. ; Rides Twenty-five Miles i H. H. Wheeler was the last man to appear at the top. Mr. Wheeler is 65 I years ;of age. He has not trained for [the race. Ho rode a bicycle twenty five miles yesterday morning and ar- I rived at the trail In time to partici pate. iWWßßfjfflpMStfrft'-t I • Paul Relnwald, • who was a favorite let the start, did not finish the race. [ilia shoes gave out, the sharp stones lon the trail cutting them to pieces be ore ■he . reached n the half-way house. telnwald was greatly disappointed at its failure to finish, as he has been raining • for the event for .the past hree months. He did not give up un -11 his feet were cut and bleeding from he rough path. . , ,; H. C. Bowden and W. C. Dewey were .Iso forced to quit before reaching the ummit. Bowden son account of a/ prained ankle which he received while raining on the trail. Dewey, who Is lust '. recovered ■ from a serious ' illness, ma.a too weak 'to go further than the ■ uarter-way house. ;, ' > ■ A large ' crowd ; had gathered at the Bottom of the. trail . and gave i King a Breat ovation as he came down the last ■undred yards- of - the trail running Btrong. : When King sighted the crowd Be waved ; his hands and yelled. ' He Brossed the tape with no signs of weak- B/ss whatever and turned two hand- Bfrlngs to show the crowd that there Bas ' "life in the ! old dog yet," then Mrlnted down to the hotel, where he Bfok a bath and rubdown and returned B) see the ; rest of the runners finish. ; Wright Is Second V right was the next ', to appear and B> also | received an ovation from the Bjowd, which he did not answer as he Has on the verge of collapse and had to be helped to his dressing quarters. ■Norman came in panting- hard,. but Hherwlse strong. ( v.....;,.-•. v; i , ,-,,..■.■ BTFhe i whole affair was a success and Bteat credit is due to .C. K. Fox, who Managed | the race, ' and to the several Bulges « and starters who ; put their Hiole ' heart into > the race - and " made ; ■ what it :r was. This 'Is ; the first >of Jfany of these races which ! will take )o Not Fail To See The Starr Wave Motor Plant at Redondo I is worth seeing. Nothing like it. It is the only; ocean-tried success. Men Who Made Trip Up Mt. Wilson Photographed at Start TrtOPtr* ft)*. PfotCffi, place on the trail and promises to be come one of the biggest amateur events of the country. Mr. Fox is delighted with this part of the country and In tends to make his home somewhere In the vicinity of Los Angeles. He is a thorough admirer of real sport and will take an active interest In many local athletic events which he intends to establish here. ARRAIGNED ON CHARGE OF FRAUDULENT STOCK SALES Promoter of Humboldt Brewing Com. pany of Arizona Is on Trial for Alleged Misrepresentations of Beer Plant J. C. Henderson, charged with issu ing false statements regarding the condition of the Humboldt Brewing company of Arizona, was before Jus tice Stephens yesterday for examina tion, which was continued until 10 o'clock this morning. Henderson, who recently returned from Germany to answer the charge against him, Is charged by Arthur Noble with issuing a prospectus of the company, describing in glowing terms the plant and great possibilities of the brewery, which is located in Eureka, Cal. A large amount of stock has been sold and there are now pending a num ber of suits in the superior court, the outgrowth, according to the plaintiffs, of fraudulent representations. FORMER POLICE OFFICIALS TRIED FOR DOING POLITICS By Associated Press. CHICAGO, April 29.—The trial of John M. Collins, formerly chief of po lice, and Frank D. Comerford, former police attorney during the administra tion of Mayor Dunne, on the charge of using the police force In politics, was begun today in the oritnlnal court. The specific charge in the Indict ment is that the defendants conspired to defraud the city of the services of its employes by causing policemen to en gage in political work against Busse and in favor of Dunne. 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'>^ Bft' ..■ 3 «^B • »»«» FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: JOSEPH B. KING, SAN FRANCISCO, WINNER; J. C. WRIGHT, RIVERSIDE, SECOND; ED NORMAN, SAN FRANCISCO, THIRD WOMAN TAKES UP HER HUSBAND'S LIFE WORK WILL FURNISH ORNATE STONE ON FEDERAL BLOCK Mrs. J. D. Geldrich Assumes Work Left Undone by Untimely Death of Consort—Engages Stephen Snape In the story of the erection of the new federal building at Spring, Temple and New High streets Is the interesting incident of a widow taking up the work left by her husband upon his death. Mrs. J. D. Goldrlch of Pasadena, whose husband, an expert in the art of stone cutting, died a fortnight ago, has assumed entire charge of the work of furnishing the ornate stone carvings for the new building. Her, husband, who came from St Paul, was awarded the $26,000 contract for this work. The widow, left with the care and support of a young son on her hands, took up the work her husband's untimely end had left un done. She engaged Stephen Snape of Chi cago, well-known throughout the THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 30, 1908. United States for the excellency of his work, to carve the great emblematic design along the lines determined upon by Geldrich before his death. Snape will make the work equal to any in the country. Perhaps the most striking piece of designing work will be the two eagles, with outspread wings mounted on pedestals, which will stand, one at the Main street and the other at the Main and Temple street entrance to the building. Each figure is made from a solid rock * weighing eight tons, the completed figure weighing five tons and being seven feet two inches high. Six great lion heads are to be carved also, to be placed over each court room window on the New High street side. Other decorative pieces are to be made as well. FAMILY OF LOS ANGELES GIRL IS KILLED IN CYCLONE A telegram dated from Laporte, Ind., and signed by Sheriff A. P. Smutzer, wag received by Chief Kern yester day morning asking- that efforts be made to locate Jennie Ounness or Sor enson, who Is thought to be attending some university or school In Los An geles or vicinity, and to notify her of the death of her family, all of whom were killed In a cyclone. TO THE BUSINESS MAN 1 Are you In our page where we run exclu sive "ads" in colon? Prices will be right. Nothing like trying something new. Phone Home Herald, Sunset Press 11. NEW GAS COMPANY PLANS EXPANSION BOND ISSUE PROPOSED TO ALLOW EXTENSIONS Stock of City Concern Is Now Held by Fifty.seven Individuals Who Met All Assessemtns Promptly Although the new City Gas company has a working- capital of a few thous and less than $1,000,000, more money Is needed to carry on the gigantic plans of the management and more bonds will be issued. The stock Is held by fifty-seven in dividuals at present, but with the stock issue more holders will come In, and it is possible that a $10,000,000 capitaliza tion may be ordered. President J. F. Sartort and Treasurer J. E. Fishburn are both in the east, though their absence la declared by officers of the gas company to carry no special significance on financing the expansion plans of the company. An encouraging sign of Los Angeles' stability is that all of the fifty-seven holders have paid In their assessments as fast aa called for, the last call hav ing been on March 15. J TABLE OF TEMPERATURES <! Mtn. Mar. << Atlanta :« fl« «* i Bismarck 2* »» « Boston 44 *lt <' Charleston 68 '* <' Chicago »« ls <' Cleveland 40 fO 1 Denver 2* « « Uuluth *» 3« % El P.wo « 8* « Oalventon 73 <« 4 Jacksonville «t 80 4 Kansan City 40 88 4 Knoxvilln 44 60 << Little Rock «« '8 <J Montgomery 58 '<<* <i. >'•■« Orleans 68 18 <! New York M 72 << Oklahoma 32 48 C<( Omaha 83 48 << Phoenix 54 »* 4 Flttnburc 44 68 4 Portland, Ore 48 HO << St. J.oul» 38 48 4 St. Paul »2 43 <S Salt Lake 88 63 <• Ban Antonio 64 84 <• San Francisco 64 84 <; Santa Fe «4 64 (2 Seattle 43 68 <i Washington 46 70 <• FAST TIME ASSURED BY TUNNEL CUT-OFF CARS TO REACH VENICE IN 131-2 MINUTES Abbot Klnney at Press Club Banquet Says Almost Incredible Schedule Has Been Compiled by Ran. dolph and Others Whf-n the Hill street tunnel is com pleted the running time of Los An geles-Pacific trolley cars on the flyer schedule between this city and Venice will be thirteen and a half minutes. This statement was made by Ab bot Klnney at a press banquet on the Ship hotel at Venice, and Mr. Kinney gave as his authority for it Mr. Epes Randolph, as the representative of Mr. Harrlman. Mr. Klnney said the making of such fast time seemed al most incredible, but the possibility of it had been figured out with care and there was no doubt regarding It in his own mind. Mr. Randolph was sure of it and so was Mr. Harrlman. Mr. Harriman has a prospective in vestment, Mr. Klnney said, of $2,800,000 in the Hill street undertaking, and there is no longer the slightest question about the work being done. Mr. Kin ney was himself more sanguine than ever over the prospect, for the tunnel will bring Venice and the other Santa Monica bay communities so near Los Angeles that it will be easier for Los Angeles business men to live at Venice than it is for them to live now at, say, Highland Park. "The future is absolutely sure, said Mr. Kinney in his brief, but enthusi astic, speech. "We have all nature with us—we have the finest beach and we are nearest Los Angeles. We have a hold on the world's tail, all we have to do is to swing it." Mr. Kinney was presiding at a ban quet given the Santa Monica Bay Press club and other newspaper men by Messrs. Prada & Muhall, who have assumed the management of the Ship hotel, which Mr. Klnney has reopened for them after a long period in which that famous vessel lay out of commis sion, as in a dry dock. The ship is one of the most attractive features of the beach, but Mr. Kinney's difficulty has been to get the right people at the wheel and In the cook's delectable galley. The new proprietors were trained to gether in the once fampus Knicker bocker club of New York city. The banquet, over which Mr. Klnney pre sided, was served for the purpose of showing that nothing better in the catering line could bo done anywhere In the world. It was, therefore, a quite remarkable affair and was as success ful as it was unusual. HEALTH OFFICERS FAVOR AMENDMENTS TO SUBMIT THEM TO CHARTER ' COMMISSION Board to Select Health Commissioner, One Member Retiring Each Year—After Non.Rresl. dent Offenders Charter revision that will put the health department on a different basis is favored by the health commissioners, a report to that effect having been adopted at yesterday's meeting of the board. Some weeks ago the charter revision commission asked Health Officer L. M. Powers to recommend such changes in the charter regulating his department as he saw fit, and after consultation between Mayor A. C. Harper and the board a number of changes were agreed on as being ad visable in the best interests of Los Angeles. The board favors a four-year board, one member retiring each year. It is proposed to draw lots to see which member shall capture the long and the shorter terms. Five members are to constitute the board and they are to select the health commissioner, who shall also be a member of the board. There will be at least two assistant health commissioners. In the event that the board cannot agree on a selection for commissioner the mayor shall name the man. All appointments, of course, are subject to confirmation by the city council. The board also favors changing the laws so that better sanitary regula tion of property of non-residents can be had. When properties owned by non-resi dents are insanitary, when lots are covered with weeds or have nuisance conditions the owners cannot be reached effectively now, while resident property owners, whose lots may be next door to that of an offending non resident, can be haled into court. This is regarded as unfair, even at the risk of driving some eastern capital away. It is proposed to clear such places and make the cost a lien on the property. ALL THE NEWS FIREMAN TRIES TO END CAREER DESPONDENT MAN TAKES STRYCHNINE WIFE HAD REFUSED TO RETURN TO HIM Had Been Drinking Heavily Before Committing Rash Act—Case Is Critical and Little Hope of Recovery Held Despondent because his wife left him several months ago and refused longer to live with him, Koss Cummings, hose man attached to hose company No. 3 of the city fire department, attempted to commit suicide yesterday afternoon by taking strychnine. Cummings was found in his room at his home, 1184 East Thirty-third street, by his mother. She at once called as sistance, and Dr. J. Harvey Hail was summoned. He gave the proper anti dotes, but the man's condition is re garded as critical. Cummings secured a leave of absence from his duties in the nre department a week ago and has been drinking heavily since his release from duty. Yesterday morning. It Is said, he fas tened up his room and turned on the gas with the intention of ending hia life In that manner. Discovered In Time He was discovered before he was un der the Influence of the gas and In the afternoon found an opportunity to Blip away from his mother who was watch ing him. Securing the poison, ho then took it. In July last Cummlngs took his vaca tion and went to San Francisco, leav ing his wife in Los Angeles. When he returned home he found his wife miss ing and he has not been able to obtain trace of her since. He found an un signed note from her saying she would not live with him again and there was no need trying to find her. Cummings spent all of his spare time and practically all of his salary trying to locate her. Lately, despairing of getting trace of her, he has been very despondent and has threatened several times to take his life, saying that life without her was not worth living. Late last night there was a slight change for the better In his condition. JOB HARRIMAN WILL GO TO TOMBSTONE TO TAKE CHARGE OF MANUEL SARABIA'S TRIAL Los Angeles Attorney to Go to Arizona to Conduct Defense of Mexican Reformer—Kidnaping Is Feared Attorney Job Harrlman of Los An« geles personally will conduct the de fense of Manuel Sarabla at Tombstone, Ariz. Sarabla Is one of the alleged Mexican revolutionists who had a preliminary hearing before United States Commis sioner William Van Dyke. The latter decided that he should be removed to Arizona for trial. Harriman and Holston, the attorneys for the defense, assert it. will be dan gerous to have their client tried In. Arizona, since they fear he will be kid naped and removed to Mexico, where summary and unjust punishment will be wreaked upon him by that govern ment. Attorney Harriman will leave the lat ter part of this week probably for Tombstone, aa his client will be taken to that place this week by United States Marshal Leo Young-worth. The other three alleged revolutionists, Magon, VHlareal and Rivera, ara awaiting the result of the appeal of their case to the United States supremo court by Attorneys Harriman and Hol ston. The charge against all four Is con-*" spiring to violate the neutrality laws and trying to raise an army in the United States to enter Mexico. Pathetic Note Sent Out Sarabia, In a note smuggled to a friend yesterday, said: "The last trick in my case Is very, clear. My removal to Arizona was or dered on the 13th of this month. If I should be taken to Arizona immedi ately I could get an early trial and get my liberty. The trick Is already done. I have read a letter of the prosecuting attorney of Arizona addressed to my lawyer at Bisbee, Ariz., where he states that it Is too late now to get a trial for me this month when the court convenes at Tombstone. 'And besides,' he adds, it would be better for him if I remain here and go together with Magon et al.,' and then he would summon a special jury to speed the trial. Ho doesn't want me down there, as he knows I will gain my liberty as soon as my case is placed before a jury be cause there is nothing at all to prove the chargu against me. Every day I expect to be taken to Arizona, but the day never comes. "Why is that? Here ts the trick: Holding me here, they make me lose the chance to get to Tombstone on time when the court is in session. After some days all will be over, and I will be compelled to be in jail all summer until the new sessions of the court. "What a little thing the liberty of a man means to some people! O. I should say with Shakespeare, 'Some thing is rotten in the state of Den mark!' "While I know that treachery is pos sible, I want to go to Arizona. I know that I am innocent and am not afraid to face a jury. I want it to be over. Anything would be better than the treatment I have received In the past few months." Receiver in Charge of Bank By Associated Presa. OWENSBORO, Ky., April 29.—Th« Davies County Bank and Trust com pany, which declined deposits and sus pended payments several days ago, was torlay taken in charge of by Assignee Henry Cline. The bank has a capital stock ot *50,000 and deposits of ov«c $600,000.