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lawyer/ AND business MAN
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Fight in Room of Hollenbeck Hotel
i-/. Results in Well * Known 'Man
',* About Town Narrowly
:, ;. /• „', Escaping Death
\O, P. - Wldaman, one 'of the best
,'kraown'. attorneys of Los Angeles, and
'.' A.)R. Sanger, a prominent business man
'on this city-and a member of the Los
I ■ An«elei<-Novad» - Mining .exchange,
i weft-e arrested last night at the request
I of 'ZTrank M. Bell, former general man
rhger\of the' Franco-American Automo
bile company, who charges them with
v assault with' deadly weapons, with mi
' tent to i kill. *; - "'. ■;.-"'
■>'-*vThe alleged assault took place in Mr.
J' Bell's i room ;at• '■ the Hollenbeck hotel
. about 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
},',- The affair was first brought to the
B attention of the police when A. R. San
<■ ger rushed into the.police station and
:, asked the desk ■ sergeant where he
• •" could 'secure a warrant. He was di
/recftedito the clerk of the court. A
■/ waJrrant was sworn to • before Police
Justice Austin, charging Frank M.
" Eall with aseaaU with a deadly weapon
I • with Intent to kill. . Patrolman Coe was
' B sent to arrest Bell. While the warrant
I Was being served O. P. "Widaman joined
'p Hanger," who was being held in ■. the
..'l court room. *.'■*? ..-■'■
> " The testimony of Widaman and San
' Aer was taken in the deputy, prosecut
: ing • attorney's. office, .and evidently
£. showed a plain case against Bell. •
:\ ' With the arrival of Bell, however, af
..* fairs took a sudden change. His state
,<■ ments and the ■ evidence he showed to
V* corroborate it resulted in his release
1 and the arrest of Widaman and Sanger.
I t' 4 Mr. Bell's statement of the affair is
.-as follows: "I was lying on the bed in
9my < room at the Hollenbeck about 4
i o'clock, when someone knocked at the
■5. door. -I ■ arose and opened the door. I
B hardly .had the latch turned when in
•''.-rushed. Mr. Wtdaman and Mr. Sanger.
Before I, could say a word Widaman
' .slammed the door shut, locked it and
I put the ke;- in his pocket. Sanger drew
a gun and covered me, while Widaman
— starched me. I have been ill for the
I imst two months and w,as weak at the
V tj-no they rushed into my room, bo if
■ ■ -was useless to try to defend myself. I
Vvwas dazed at the affrontery of the whole
j.l thins. .Forced to Sit Down
Forced to Sit Down
■"■ "Mr. Wldaman commanded me to sit
down at the table, which I did. He
i then drew a sheet of paper out of his
\i pocket and told me to write what In
,": I dictated to ire. I refused to do this.
■ Sangerdrew his revolver and pressed
W it against my head and said he woul !
fire If I did not. He stood right behind
*.V me at the time. Wldaman sat. on the
a bed at the right of me. Wldaman then
:?' began >to dictate a note my wife
>.: about a deed to certain property.
'■-■' *•! now began to see the cause of this
J deviltry and quickly devised a pan to
■ get at my revolver, which was in the
> 'table' drawer. I bore hard on : the
; pencil, with which I was writing and
*. broke' the 1 point. ■■♦• * '.»•
, >v"l'then said; 'Excuse me a minute
wMle I get another pencil which Is in
Minis' drawer.' I reached to the drawer.
owned it and grabbed the revolver.
'Then a shot was fired by either
Wi laman or Sanger, ; ,I don't know
• 6 ivhih. It > scared me so I pulled the
' •'"{rigger of my gun and it went off In
" v the t,able drawer. I jumped up and
/.. began to yell. «»■■■. . , "• .
.-•';■._"Wldaman grabbed me and place]
his ha\lover my* mouth to stop my
yelling* id at the same time yelled to
• ( Sanger:VQuickL Close that window!
Some on Amight hoar this noise.'
Then he ; lie* 'For God's sake tak'
> that ■'emptyvshell out of my gen before
v* the 3 poli ■ Arrive.' Then >> Sangeran.l
r, Wldaman ru»hed out of. the room."
•;'■ ,<■ Bullet Rends Coat ' ,
, The built f Which had been fired by
s either '.widamah or Sanger . pierced
Bell's coat ri- lit. iihove the first button.
. - The three men v. re searched by. thf
E police- and'<a !2-caliber revolver was
» - found in Sanfr's pocket. All the
A .chambers were full of bullets. Upon
Widaman was 'found a 38-caiiber • re
■" ' volver. with- one chamber empty..
'.. Bell's . revolver was found In ' the
table drawer lnVhls'room at the hotel.
The drawer waa\t: kin to the deputy
! prosecuting attorrtey's office.
t.. ~\- O. P. , Widarnani said:\ "I received
' several 1" calls this Vnorning from, Bell
' asking me ,to com* over to his room
at the #*iotei and mV t his sister and
I settle 'up a questioA In regard ■to a
• deed." \V;.;. .' -'\ \ r *:.*<<
i ' Mr. Sanger. and Mr. Vid.wnan denied
Bell's; story,'both claiAlng they were
'the'ones assaulted and\ot Mr. Bell.
1 , _'\ '',.'■ Tells of ShooV , , >.
' : \ While talking to reporters about the
% affair Mr. Bell said "Mr. \\jilaman is
the. cause: of Imy separation from my
wife.. He went to El Pasoiaome time
' .' ago ' with power of attorneA rom my
wife and tried to get hold »t all my
. ' property there. , It is worth at\ut $100,
--■)00. He ' did not > succeed in V\s pur
posed My wife and I have beec sepa
;. rated for some time. ■We hay« been
married' about four yeTars. ';\ '
, "Mr. Sanger is my brother-in-law.
-, My wife is staying at .his house.!
the/ will not even let me see her or .ny
little girl. '•' '.■-.■• ■■■• '■'■ "" •■■' '■ \
i"I was ill and thought I was p«Jf<?
i<i die. Mr. Widaman made out a dcVii
without telling mo anything about 1 ft.
■■He took It to a notary and had ift
<^ nested and then had ilt filed in in>'
, wife's name. The 1 deed was drawn up
} ■'■', in February and dated. In August. I
■. believe he and Ranger . came -^to fiy
1 ; loom today for the express purpose of
!,". killing me. He was my' attorney for a
«.'>!,); y'hti''. Tiu* '*rht7f" T' saw* what ha
«a» '••yia«r v> Ao l • ured vtinother
■ -'t. -,-i.r. ?..«•"(' d!' 'h>i r-'operty which
hay« 'n ■'!''■ 1"'; ■■ iv)i»s.for $7200 a
;.ii*. r Hkvf., VVWa'najn ast, night for
» ■■' >>; tlr.H' rin.'c I returned X from
. I-isir.;'i. wi!v '•!! my^way;<to vitha
ater v itli xkj' :■..irv. Cole, the.
Threatens to Resign If Municipality
of >/lattoon Vote* Out Liquor
|i| Business and Keeps .'?;
■; ',' HlsiWord-'.-r,^:; >y
By, Associated Preu. . „^ .>:*„-!■; .t. „ '*■.
♦ CHICAGO, April 30.—A dispatch ♦
♦ to the Tribune from Mattoon, 111., *
4* says: ' ■•'■■<;" ': ■■'■■••■■*-*>■■.''-\ ; '■'•■."'. ♦
+ In accordance with his state- <•
♦ ment made four weeks before the <•
<• local I option election ■ which ■. was ♦
♦ held ,on April 7, . that he would ♦
♦ resign if Mattoon voted, out its ♦
♦ nineteen saloons, ; .Mayor ;. Lewis ♦
♦ L. Lehman tendered 1 his reslgna- ♦
♦ tion at the m«eting of the, city ♦.
♦ council last. night and it was ac- ♦
♦ cepted. :«V - " , ■•■ -V ■ ':■■'■*
♦ In his statement Mayor Lehman ♦
♦ took the stand that without ■ the ♦
♦ $19,000 in f revenue 1 derived., from ♦
♦ the saloons, In ■ licenses, the ♦
v finances of > the ■ city would be so ♦
♦ impaired that It would be impossl- ♦
♦ ble to carry out varipua public ♦
♦ Improvements,, and,. inasmuch as ♦
♦ he had accepted , the nomination 4*
<(• and was elected by an overwhelm- ♦
♦ ing majority a year ago on a plat- +
♦ form that •* called for { Improve- ♦
<> ments, ,he believed he could 1 not *
♦ carry out the wishes of the people. ♦
♦ . The: retiring mayor !s known ♦
♦ throughout '< the ) state as 'a - flnan-, *
♦ cier. He is not friendly to saloons ♦
♦ but considered this an inopportune ♦
♦ time for * Mattoon to get rfd ■of ♦
♦ them. ,' *» i -v ;; :, -' ,♦
♦ A special election .will .be held ♦
♦ to choose his successor". , ' ■ -. ■-. ♦
4.4.4. 4, 4. 4. <f 4.,**4"f ♦ ♦ * * * *
Thornwell Mulalley Not In Court and
Attorneys Try to Place Him in
Category with Ruef and
'.' ■,■■ \ ■!i, .-•'',>.-.. V '•..,
By Associated Prem - *-t-*f y ■•-..'/. ■, -
— SAN FRANCISCO, \ April 30.—Argu
ments in - the : trial of Tlrey L. ■' Ford,
charged with the bribing of supervisors
in - the matter of granting a I trolley
franchise to the "United Railways, of
which he is chief counsel; were begun
before Judge Lawlor late this afternoon
and at the hour of adjournment of the
court, continued to tomorrow morning..
The motion made by tl»e defense to
have Judge Lawlor instruct the jury to
acquit Ford without argument . on the
ground that he had once before been in
jeopardy, was denied after deliberation
by the court.4"; ■' ■„ . " ••. ' ■
Thornwell Mulalley was not in court
to testify and the attorneys for Ford
offered to stipulate that he would re
fuse to testify had he appeared, In order
to place Tiim in the same category as
Ruef and Calhoun, 'tut the district at
torney refused to consent. '.:•■ V "i.
The submission, of evidence ended ab
ruptly during the morning session, and
the remainder of the session was taken
up-In arguments on the motion to in
struct the Jury to acquit. Ford's at
torneys did not place any witnesses on
th") stand. . ; •'. ' ■ *»-
It Is anticipated the arguments ,will
be ■ concluded ■ tomorrow and the case
given to the jury. ■. '
Summary of the News
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Fair Friday; light west wind.
Maximum temperature yeaterday,
72 degrees; minimum, 57 degroes.
Lawyer and business man held on
charge of assault. \
Anthony Schwamm defends district
Conscience money sent to city of
Pasadena society girl hurt in auto
1 Democratic league phows why voters
should support league tickets.
Oaklund wins game by. score of
i to 1.
Jobber enters home of San Francisco
vonian, seriously beats her and stows
iway on vessel; latter is followed by
ug and assailant is captured.
Woman charged with dynamiting
j liome of Judge Ogden in Oakland is
ivern preliminary hearing and gets
figry at her attorney.
Santa Cruz and Monterey make great
; preparations to receive Atlantic fleet,
id bay towns are crowded and beau
fullv decorated.
Son of Reno man ends life in dra
iitlc manner, with no reason known.
Governor Gillett and staff leave San
'■'ranclsco to receive fleet at Monterey.
■;'; ;'ieABTEK3!v'"; . >'. .'■,..■•
Mass of data is presented, at Investi
gation of paper trust, and.expert gives
damaging testimony. 'j ■•-v- l?.Siviii.''
Attorney admits in/; Electric Boat
company Investigation that *he ?> wrote
anonymous letters to attract attention
or congress. -■'■'. ' '-•.. *:": ; fI *;',«, t- ■ •, .■*>•.■.•■•
Senate committee on commerce op
poses President i Roosevelt in water
power ala ■ -'*'; >. ::'J:%\,\, ■-', .<?,- ■<■
Montana nflne foreman's ;, home •Is
blown up and demolished by dynamite
s-!t off while family sleeps, and all, have
narrow escape.>V. - "■:- i .-v-'*" '."' *.
Home of Idaho farmer is dynamited
by unknown : enemies, * and family ils
ibiown high Jn air;" escape with btiri
< itn . and, nee > for lives to neighboring
town. ;*, '; ' ■/■,*'■ ■'•: . v ! > ■:■' '■>' '<■'•-■ J
Miscreant near Cleveland,' 0., throws
s*ltch open and sends; two passenger
trllns ■ crashing • together; none hurt. :'
* i House } votes • for $350,000,; to enforce ,
i H khurn act. .(>';.' ;. 'i:\f •".!<■:■:;]- >i •
• iki'iigo physician makes- valuable
I discovery•' a's■;to ?)iioumoni.i iin<l de-
I tilare^ it Pis? disease df , nose^-not *'" of .
lun»;s. ' JJ; - •'}!■',-■iS.V^ :,.•'■'••' •-■-"•'/ '/ ■ '.*
\t Stjrtli'ip decjitie; uhown VHi railroad
1 trafllCji Aurinß A ■'5'%%'t':..: ■/■!'}■ ■'■ ''fix,'
FOB $30,000
Heney's Questions Meet with Steady
Fire of Objections from Ach.
Day Passes Favorably to
Former Boss
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 30.—William
H. Crocker, president of the Crocker
National bank, nnd principal stockhold
er in tho Ptfrkslde Realty company;
and Douglas 8. Watson, secretary of
that company, testified today in the
trial of Abraham Ruef, charged with
offering a bribe of $I*oo to Jennings J.
Phillips, a member of the former board
of supervisors, for his vote for a trolley
franchise desired by the Parkalda com
Crocker told of speaking to Mayor
Schmlts about the trolley franchise de
sired by his company and of receiving
the mayor's assurance he would ap
prove it, and of subsequently talking
about \f. to Ruef, who also was favor
able to the project and promised his
Crocker said he had no knowledge of
his company employing Ruef as an at
torney in the matter of getting the
franchise from the board of supervis
ors; emphatically denied that the for
mer political boss had demanded any
compensation for his assistance in the
matter when he talked to him about It.
The witness stated that on the con
trary Ruef had declared he would ac
cept no money for any aid he might be
able to render him.
No Cross.Examination
Counsel for the defense declined to
cross examine Crocker.
Watson, under direct examination,
went into the details of the organiza
tion of the Realty company, and very
reluctantly told of the transaction by
which he and Harry B. Unibsen trans
ferred two pieces of property to the
company, each receiving a check for
$15,000, and the subsequent rctransfer
ence of this land to them without the
letter bei- recorded.
Witness tsstlfled to having cached
these checks at the Crocker National
bank, receiving thirty $1000 bills, which
were placed In an envelope and by him
delivered to 0»- 11. Unibsen, a brother
of Harry B. Umbsen, and who with J.
E. Green, g neral manager of the Park-;
aide company, and W. I. Brobeck, at
torney, were Jointly indicted with Ruef.
The prosecution expects to prove that
this was the $30,009 demanded by Ruef
to get the-ordinance granting the fran
chise through the board of supervisors
v Inn It had been held up In committee,
and that $15,800 of this was actually
paid to Ruef by Umbsen.
Many Objections Raised
Heney'a questions to the witnesses
met with a steady flro of objections by
counsel for Ruef.
Dtfring one of the wrangles between
the attorneys Heney exclaimed:
"This is not my witness. I wantJyou
to understand that the people have no
volunteer witnesses In this case. We
are merely producing witnesses to be
examined by both sides."
Just before Judge Doollng adjourned
court until tomorrow It developed upon
cross examination of Watson by Ach
that the witness had talked with Heney
during a ten minute recess of the court.
Pressed by Adi, Watson said h* had
looked over his testimony before the
grand Jury with the asslstatnt district
nHomey; that Heney had stated to him
that he had admitted the facts before
the grand jury very reluctantly and
that he apparently ngnln was a very
unwilling witness for the prosecution.
Counsel for Ruef was very insistent
in getting the substance of the conver
sation between witness and the prose
cuting attorney, and finally brought
from Watson the admission that Hen
ey's talk was "forceful."
The assistant district attorney
charged Ach with attempting to preju-
Blce the testimony of the witness be
fore the jury.
Increase of Appropriation to Enable
Commerce Commission to Probe ";••,•
iiti Railroad , Accounts ; Passes
VV>:'^Jv\i After Long Debate■'',- ■. ',:':.:,
■iisk k'* '.'■* ft<»s- 'v I ■ "■■', .' v ,•■•'■:■
By Awioelated Pren. : . m •••,;
'■IWASHINGTON, April 30.—Consider
ation of the sundry civil appropriation
bill was resumed; in the house today.
■' Mr. Townsend £of Michigan : offered
an amendment increasing from $50,000
to '• $350,000 ■ the 1 appropriation t for en
forcement iby i the interstate commerce
commission of that clause of the Hep
burn T< act ' directing ; the < commission ,to
make •examinations of the accounts of
the Interstate - railroads iof ! the * coun
try : to determine whether that ; law Is
being « violated «. and to I make | public
the result of such examination. „ r- »•„
1 After a debate lasting four hours the
amendment was adopted. U,i- J'.^i'.-*
! The i house disagreed to the senate
amendments to the District !of Colum
bia and pension appropriation bills and
•sent those i bills !to conference. '., t J
i At 5r p. m. the house took a recess
until 11:30 o'clock tomorrow morning,
when consideration of the sundry civil
bill will be resumed. . ' „, ' './
•■» ,:,q?\-','".] «'*. „::;.i/v lk>'-::-!
Dixon Renominated
By Associated Prcw. **i'> . * '/, - '■</..'';'■'■
'{■■ MADISON,', Ind.,'"Aprll .30,—Congress-,
lnated*«by.ilumation :by w ihe .Fourth
district Democrats. *-?</- ■";,'- \v*- - ''j
FRIDAY MOtININq MAY 1, lflOS.vPei- fcoft/
„„. ...<£..*.>••£s.« 2y*k**r:V-,■"*.','» r*l ■■.':■ <. ™ ..".•. •.' ■''■* •*■'» ■ ' -. ;-'•■■...--- . .-. ,-■»« i.. ■■i.lf.-' ■ ;■- ■ ;;"I_l___
11 G\ t jHo t i f 1 11J \\j^^^^^^ r I f"'"*^
"We're in the Blue Book Now"
Man Strikes Her Over the Head and
Later Stows Away on Ship.
Is Followed and
By Associated Pro,..- ; : ;,,-;:,■ -. . .
SAN FRANCISCO. April 30.—As a re
sult of a murderous^ attack by a man
bent upon the commission of a robbery
Mrs. "Florence Clan-ad, the young wife
of a contracting " mason living :at„ 19
Short street, . lies : at; her home 1 with { a
fractured skull' and probably will die.
Joseph Doyle, the man accused of the
crime, is In detinue at the city prison,
but .' he t was ' only taken < after: an all
night search of the . city and ; a long
chase down the bay In, a tugboat after
the seteamer Kvichaka, bound for the
Alaska fisheries, aboard which Doyle
was journeying at a stowaway. •••-,> *' t
a The assault was committed yesterday
afternoon, j Doyle," who was known to
Mrs. Garrad, rang the bell while she
was alone In the house and when he
was admitted seized her by the throat
and demanded money. 9 He then picked
up a steel bucket and struck her on the
t^^uffrifofta "-''■■ '■' *Sj ,-H»' c^ 5 • v^ '
1 She ' was < found unconscious 4by 1 her
husband at 6 o'clock.; She soon rallied
enough to, name, the man who had at
tacked her. It was learned that he was
on board the Kvichaka, which' .was
overtaken off ■ Black point. He was
found hidden away and ; placed under
arrest; • :•". ,- ,-.."'■'.*• \ '':*'l ;\.' " '■■{ii:
By Arsnclate4 Presi.
NEW YORK, April 30.—A motion to
confirm the report of Reteree Daniel
F. Cohalan in the action brought to
annul the marriage of Helen Maloney,
daughter of Martin Maloney of Phila
delphia, to Arthur H. Oaborne. a young
broker of this city, was made before
Justice McCall in the supreme court
The motion was made by Mr. Malo
ney's counsel, A. L. Hume. Although
none of the testimony could be seen,
it was known that Referee Cohalan
has decided that the 'original mar
riage between Miss Maioncy and Qs
borne was really no marriage at all.
In case Justice McCall confirms the
report Miss Maloney will be free to
marry Samuel Clarkson, the young
Englishman with whom she eloped last
By Auoqlated Pres». j *.:.""\«'- ''-p':'i?;>' >' ■';'.'
'!NEW YORK, April 30.—Victor .iMar
rowetz, . chairman of the executive com
mittee .of the Santa IFe , road, said .to-
Wyii'/^.^.i,} ■ • /' ■■!->•;.;• ■*■'.' C^^Jtf I,:'"*'^'
Jj'•l expect ■ to retire,,' at least ;tempo
rarily, from the y Santa 1-' Fe '< manage
ment in order to have rest time or
other work which £11 have I been J com
pelled to lay aside for several ■,years.
My i resignation la not clue to any loss
. of Interest in '• the, ■ company or to ; any
difference of views. My,rfila.ti9nß to.the
president | and .' directors I art \ more ; than
cordial, and : there i could • not be V more
harmony $ In S any ■"- board *■ of 1 directors
than that of tho Santa Fe." ij--,;
Memoer of Faculty Makes Discovery
of Remains of Large Cephalo.
pod Near Library
By Associated Pre»». . . '„'
♦ i ' NEW .YORK,:April 30.—Column- ♦
♦ bia university learned officially *
♦ for the first time yesterduy that ♦
♦ It was 1 harboring many very.' an- ♦
<• cient fossils on the campus. Prof. ♦
♦ Grabau, one of the youngest 4*
♦ scientific members of the faculty, ♦
♦ made the announcement. :He dls- ♦
♦ covered them In the, paving
4* stones on the campus. ♦
♦ Right In front ;of the library, 4*
4* he ' said, I there was a large fossil ♦
♦ of considerable value. | It is I the 4*
*■ remains of a ' large cephalopod •♦
<> nearly a foot long. ;-'V. '." ♦
♦ * "The ■ paving stone .'■ on this 4*
«► campus," he : said, "Is ■ found I in ♦
♦ southern Indiana s «nd k belongs to ♦
♦ the Mlsstsslpplan . series. at some 4*
<(• distance below the coal | measures. ♦
4> The slabs which are ' used In the ♦
♦ pavements contain many fossils 4*
+ that are now . very rare [ and in ♦
4* some cases '\ \.t: would be worth
♦ while ,to dig them out and , put 4*
♦ them in the v paleontological mv-
♦ scum.. The stone Is • composed -of 4*
4* minute : shells .which -, would be of ♦
♦ service to those studying the evo- ♦
♦ lutlonary aide of geology." -s- • : .*"
■4. ♦♦*♦*♦♦♦♦♦♦*,*♦♦♦♦
■» . » . i
Erie Coaches Crash Together on a
Siding and Man Who Caused Col.
lision la Caught—Several
By Associated PreM.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 30.—East
bound passenger train No. 8 on the
Erie railroad for New York ran Into
a siding a mile from Cleveland this
afternoon and crashed Into a west
bound passenger which was waiting
for No. 6 to pass. No one was killed,
but several persons received serious
As the New York train came up to
the point where the westbound train
was waiting on a siding an unknown
man threw- the switch, sending the
rapidly moving No. 6 on to the siding.
A terrlnc Crash followed. Several cars
and the two engines were badly
wrecked. The man who threw the
switch has been arrested.
♦ ;,* NEW YORK, i> April ••' 80.—Be- ♦
♦ cause' Mrs. ; George ' Osborne '. ofccu- •♦
41 pled; a room jl twenty }, feet I further ♦
<► from" the 5 coal J stove i from ' which ♦
the ' gas ( that i asphyxiated both in 4*
- * their ( home \ln «. New Hochelle t in' ♦
♦ October escaped, >: Surrogate Mil- +
♦ lard has ' held ■ the husband \ died ♦
♦ first and that his wife's heirs are ♦
♦ the .-. beneficiaries .of .. the ■ $26,000 ♦
♦ estate. ,'%.;' '. -■' '■ '.•>'• '■>- -'i-<*
♦ The aged couple lived alone and .♦■
♦ the j, bodies were not found i until ♦
'♦several days after death. Mr. Os- ♦
♦ borne for years j held. •« place '; in ,♦
.♦' the city hall, s New j York. He ; was ♦
♦ 74 l years 1 old arid! his i wife ' wan ' 67, ♦
'♦ The! surrogate's: decision (probably ♦
♦• will be appealed. .. . s ' »-.«M*i
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Automobiles Wanted for Trips with
Officers and Sailors — Only
Twenty.four Officers
on Flotilla
Without the awing majesty of the
Atlantic fleet of battleships but with
the same spirit and purpose, the flotilla
of torpedo boats will enter San Pedro
harbor this afternoon. They will nestle
up to the breakwater and cast their
anchors in safe holding and remain
until Sunday.
The flotilla includes the six torpedo
boats attached to the fleet and the sup
ply ship Arethusa. It is commanded
by Lieutenant H. I. Cone and his flag<
ship is the Whlpple. In all there are
only twenty-four commissioned officers
on the whole flotilla and only a little
over 400 men man tho fleet. The other
ships are the Truxtun, Lawrence, Hop
kins. Hull and Stewart. All are com
manded by lieutenants.
The coming of the "mosquito" fleet
was eagerly expected by the fleet com
mittee, because this flotilla has had a
perilous time getting around the Horn
on Its 14,000 .milo journey. The boats
are small but stanch, and their sea
worthiness has been demonstrated be
fore, especially when Lieutenant Chan
dler took a fleet of four from Hamp
ton Roads to Mantla In 1903 without
accident. They are the defenders of
the battleships, and without them in
time of war the big floating fortresses
would be easy prey to the torpedo
boats that cc/uld get close to them.
Their business Is to see that torpedo
boats of the enemy cannot como with
in effective distance.
At a meeting of the fleet committee
at the M. and M. rooms yesterday it
was decided to extend the hospitality
of the city to the officers and enlisted
men. There was uncertainty about the
manner of each that could have shore
leave, but Mayor Harper received a
telegram from Lieutenant Cone last
night saying taht sixteen officers and
250 men would come ashore Saturday.
This represents about one-third of tho
total crew.
Automobiles Wanted
• The program for the officers will in
clude an automobile ride Saturday
morning, a luncheon at the Jonathan
club, a visit to the flower show at
Hollywood In the afternoon and a
night entertainment at the Orphoum.
For the enlisted men Admiral Mot
Flint has arranged an auto trip in the
morning, a luncheon at Levy's, a party
at the Orpheum in the afternoon and
free entertainment at Chutes park in
the evening.
In order to make the auto trips a
success the committee is calling on
the owners of machines to lend their
cars and their own services or their
chauffeurs' just as they* did with the
officers and enlisted men of the fleet.
The little fleet, while scheduled far be
hind the festivities and almost forgot
ten In them, is Just as important in its
way as"the big ships, and the sailors
just as much entertainment. Conse
quently the committee asks that every
one who can possibly spare his car
will telephone to Frank Wiggins, at
the chamber of commerce, as early as
possible so that full arrangements may
bo made. It la the purpose to start
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Bay Cities in Gala Attire, and Strew.
Ing of Flower* on Water Will
Be Feature of Receptiop
at Pacific Grove
By Associated Preas.
MONTEREY, Anrll 30.—0n every
road leading to Monterey wagons and
teams are coming loaded with n»n,
women, children and tents.
Every farm and ranch in the neigh
borhood is being left by its occupants,
who are coming to Monterey to see
the fleet. These people are going to
camp near by during the entire visit,
bringing all necessary provisions with
Watsonville reports 2500 tickets sold
on the railroad. Salinas, Hollister,
Soledad, Pajara, Castrovillo are com
ing In full strength.
The town la already crowded with
automobiles and garage room la scarce.
Over 120 cars making a run from San
Francisco are expected to arrive be
fore 6 p. m. at Del Monte hotel.
New wharves have been constructed
with best accommodations for boat
landing, new floats built and placed
alongside the old Wharf.
Women Have Decorated
The women of New Monterey and
Pacific Grove have decorated the en
tire length of Lighthouse avenue from
the military reservation to its end with
garlands of bunting and Japanese lan
terns, each pole being covered with
pine boughs and small flags, while
across the street from pole to pole are.
lines of streamers, flags and banners.
On all the vacant lots and in empty
shops lunch booths have been erected.
Special committees have been named
to see that no overcharge will be made
in any place selling food.
Every train is bringing tons of pro
visions of all kinds.
Upon the arrival of the fleet the
ladies of Pacific Grove will precede the
ships in launches and small boats, giv
ing floral greeting to their visitors
by strewing flowers upon the water.
Reception at Santa Cruz
The work of decorating is about
complete and the city never looked
more beautiful. The public buildlifgs
are In gala attire and everything is
ready for the arrival of the first squad
ron; which will be here at 8:30 a. m.
Saturday, according to a dispatch re
ceived from Rear Admiral Thomas this
The principal feature Saturday will
be the parade up the avenue, when the
line or march will be strewn with red,
white and blue flowers, and the state •
flower, the eschscholtzla, thrown by
the public school children as the paraaa
Concerts and baseball games ■win
also constitute a part of Saturday's pro
Sunday free excursions will be run to
the big trees, where sandwiches and
coffee will be provided by the ladies.
Monday the barbecue among the big
trees in honor of tho officers of the
fleet will begin at 11:30 a. to.
An Invitation Affair i
This will be an invitation affair and
will include the prominent local and
visitine citizens and civic officials of
the neighboring cities.
On Tuesday morning when the fleet
leaves every ship will be supplied with
a ration of trout fry, caught from the
streams of the county, and apples from
the Pajaro valley.
Monday night two grand balls will
be given, one at the Casino hotel in
honor of the junior officers and the
other at the armory in honor of the.
Jackies. Tho latter is under the aus
pices of the naval reserves of this city,
assist*' by the most prominent
matrons of the city.
By Associated Press.
Every peak on the Pe.cho m
mountains which surrounds t
Luis bay was crowded with Big.. ■■•■■
at an early hour this mornini
beach, the public wharves at
and Port San Luis and the housetops
were covered with a mass of humanity.
After waiting several hours the
smoke of the sixteen battleships could
be seen off Point Sal, shortly after the
noon hour. The Connecticut whs
leading and the great armada sailed
majestically past La Grande beach.
Oceano, El Pismo to Avala and Port
San Luis, when the Connecticut mads
a direct turn and headed for the land.
There was a great Khout lrom tho
crowds as the battleships maneuvered
around a little gasoline launch In San
Luis bay.
The Connecticut then turned for
Monterey at 2:45 p. m., passing be
yond the breakwater shortly after
ward. The last battleship passed the
lighthouse at 4 o'clock and the fleet
continued close to the coast.
By Associated Press.
POINT ARGUELLO, Cal., April 30.
—The following wireless message was
received at the station here today from
the representative of the Associated
Press on the battleship Kansas:
"The fleet passed Point Arguello at
11:15 o'clock this morning and counter
marched before Port Harford from 2
to 3 o'clock this afternoon, keeping
close to the shore and steaming in fleet
column at ten knots, or half speed.
"All the ships kept perfect distance.
There were no incidents of any Im
portance. A crowd of a hundred or
moro people assembled on the cliffs at
Point Arguello and waved a welcome.
People dotted the hllla and crowded
the wharves at Port Harford." ,

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