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COMMITTEE OF FIFTEEN TO
LARGE NUMBER AT MEETING IN
High Tribute Paid Six Members of
Grand Jury Who Published
Minority Report on Vice
A CANDIDATE for mayor to oppose
A CANDIDATE for mayor to oppose
A. C. Harper in the recall election
*•■*-' will be named Wednesday night,
according to action taken at the meet
ing in Symphony hall yesterday after
noon, when the chairman, Judge John
D. Works, was empowered to select a
committee of fifteen to report the name
of a man for mayor at the meeting
next week- Judge Works will appoint
the committee this afternoon, and as
soon as that' committee can make a
selection the name of the nominee will
The meeting yesterday afternoon was
a surprise in the number in attendance.
Pro-Harper workers and papers % had
freely predicted that the attendance
would be small, holding to that belief
because of the many Lincoln meetings
to take the time of prominent men and
the unusually bad weather. On the
contrary the hall seated a larger audi
ence than at the former meeting in
the place, and the enthusiasm was as
earnest as any member of the Munici
pal league's executive committee could
A tribute to the »ix members of the
grand jury who did not concur in the
majority report because it was not
strong enough to suit them, was a
feature of the meeting. When Judge
A. M. Stephens referred to their stand
the auditorium rang with cheers of his"
auditors, and the speaker was unable
to resume for several minutes. Every
mention of the "noble six," as Judge
Stephens called them, brought a dem
onstration showing now strongly the
men at the meeting appreciated' the
stand taken by the nonconcuring jur
Plenty of Good Men -
"We' regret' that Mr. Stephens was
unable to accept the nomination for
mayor," said Judge Works when call
ing the meeting to order. "But the
good name of Los Angeles does not de
pend, on any one man. There are plenty
of good men in Los Angeles who can
make the race."
Edwin O. Edgerton, who acted as
secretary of the meeting, read the let
ter sent by Mr. Stephens. When Judge
Works called for the pleasure of the
meeting Mr. Stephens .himself ad
dressed the chair.' /. ' .
"I believe with the chairman, and
with you all," he said, "that the suc
cess of this campaign is not dependent
on any one man. I believe that the
man yOu select will be elected. There
is every reason for a change in »the
city administration and it must and
"Since your last meeting the recall
petition has been filed, having more
than 10,000 signers. These voters have
indorsed your work, and I believe it
only fair that they should have a voice
in the naming of' a candidate. I de
sire, therefore, to move the adoption
of this resolution:
"Resolved, That when tjiis meeting
adjorns it adjourn to meet on Wednes
day, February 17, at 8 p. m., at the
Shrine auditorium, in this city; and.
"Resolved, further, that the chairman
be authorized and instructed to ap
point a committee of fifteen citizens,
not restricted to participants of this
meeting, which committee shall be
authorized to recommend a candidate
for the office of mayor of Los Angeles
to run in opposition to Mayor Harper
at the coming recall election. Said
committee to report its recommendation
at the adjourned meeting, and
"Resolved, further, that all signers of
the recall petition shall be invited by
mail to attend and participate in said
adjourned meeting. The Municipal
league is hereby requested to send out
notices and make arrangements for
People's Intent Clear
The resolution aroused considerable
discussion. Several speakers were of
the opinion that the signers of recall
petitions had- already expressed their
confidence in the men who had taken
the initiative and that they wanted a
candidate named at once. R. H. Norton
and others expressed the fear that the
machine would manipulate the meet
"We need have no fear in that re
spect," said J. O. Koepfli, "for we
have overwhelming evidence of the in
tent of the people. The temper of the
voters is quite apparent, and the re
sult 's forecasted by the manner in
which the petitions were signed."
The suggestion was made that sev
eral names be presented and that the
committee publish the name or names
at least two days before the meeting,
but the reasons in opposition to this
were pointed out by W. D. Stephens,
T. E. Gibbon, James Pope and others.
Nathan Newby moved an amendment,
which finally • prevailed, that a com
mittee of fifteen name a candidate and
report at a meeting Wednesday night,
to which all who had been invited to
yesterday's meeting be requested to
attend: He said this would simplify
matters and he was certain it would
meet with the approval of citizens gen
eral!. . . s -
"We need not fear ridicule regarding
any action we may take."' said Judge
Albert M. Stephens. "Ridicule will not
win against the facts and such .power
ful indictments as? we have had pre
sented to us. We are gaining strength
in this movement every time a mr»n
opens his mouth. We gained strength
from the report of the grand jury
Some people. say the grand jury white
washed Mayor Harper, but if they did
they whitewashed him with black
'■&'' Gaining Every Minute '
"We are gaining every minute. We
gained immeasureably with the letter
.written by those six valiant and
courageous members of the grand jury,
all honor to them for that minority
statement!" ■ ..
The most enthusiastic" and vigorous
cheering that has accompanied* any
feature of the recall meetings,- 'broke
out at this reference, and the audience
united in a continued and rousing
"Let that statement be read-again
and again." continued Judge Stephens,
"and let it be placed in the hands of
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LOS ANGELES HERALD
BRITISH VESSEL GOES
DOWN OFF QUESSANT;
SEVEN ARE DROWNED
♦> 'BREST, France, Feb. 12.—A British A
<$• steamer, the name of which is un- <>>
■♦> known, during a fog today ran on „ <*>
<§> rock off Ques»ant and then slid off and <*>
<§> sank in deep water. •'.-.. ■' <$>
<"•> Seven persons were drowned, but the <*/
<§> remainder of the crew took to small '<$>
<§> boats .and later were picked up by a <f>
■*> pilot boat. • . • - <j>
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BANDITS HOLD UP
3 WITHIN HOUR
Beyle Heights Invaded by Trio of
Highwaymen, Who Conduct
Whirlwind Campaign .
• of Crime
In a whirlwind campaign' of robbery last
night three men invaded the Boyle Heights
district, wheravlights are far. apart and police
few, but for their.trouble got nothing, because,
as It happened, their victims had. but little
property* with them. .
The three robberies were attempted within
an hour and presumably by the same men.
The first victim was Peter P^lomero, grocer,
of 895 Judson street, who was about to close
his «tors for the day at 7:15 o'clock.
A man roughly dressed came into the store
and asked 'for a basket of potatoes. • The
grocer went to the-rear of the store to get
the tubers for his customer, and as he rose
from a stooping position he was confronted
by his customer and two -other men, each of
whom had a revolver leveled at the grocer's
head. .'" ;' - '
Palomero screamed with fright, and one cf
the men struck him on the head with a re
volver, knocking him down, • and then the
three men ran from the store without making
an attempt to steal anything.
Less than half an hour later Louis Obid, a
musician living at 519 South Br.ed street
and .employed at the Belaseo theater, was
stopped at Boyle avenue and State street by
three men, masked and armed with revolvers.
While one of the men held his weapon at the
head of Obid another went through his pock
ets and secured a gold watch and 75 cents In
change.' They then ordered the man to go on
down the street, which he did, and they
turned and ran the other direction.
At 8:10 o'clock Frank Getz, who lives at 424
South Gless street, was stopped by two men
at Third and Cummings streets, who pointed
pistols at his head and commanded him io
throw up his hands. He obeyed the order and
one of - the men ssarched his pockets, but
he had no money with him and no property
of any value. They cursed him for not hav
ing anything and ordered him down the street.
He was only too glad to comply, . and ran
away as they were Joined by a third man.
The description of the men engaged in
these three -attempts at robbery given by
their different victims agree, and the police
are of the opinion that all of the holdups
were committed by the same persons. f • ■
A half score of detectives and patrolmen
were sent to the scene of the robberies and
the entire section of Boyle Heights was pa
trolled closely, but no one answering the
description. of tht robbers was found.
THE NEWS SUMMARY
For ' Los Angeles and vicinity:
| Showers Saturday; fresh couth winds.
Maximum temperature yesterday, 58
degrees; minimum, 51 degrees.
Successor to Mayor Harper will be nominated
Wednesday evening at adjourned meeting to be
held by leading citizens. ,
Bandits hold up three persons within one
hour at Boyle Heights.
Visiting Elks take trip through Chinatown
under escort of sergeant of police.
Laborer claims he was robbed at point of
pistol by man with whom he had gone from
"Chowder House Jim's" place to the Man
Annexation of San Pedro with Los Angeles is
said to be fought by aid of floaters and fre
quenters of saloons.*
Policeman allows highwaymen to escape and
pursues" victim of robbers.
Two hundred prizes given at cat show being
held under auspices of National club. .
Billy Sunday, noted evangelist, is expected
in Los Angeles today, where he will conduct
Impressive services held over body of Police
Justice E. E. Selph.
Storm causes death of three persons, injures
several and does great damage in Los Angeles
Pet dog bites off index finger of left hand
of its young mistress; canine was actuated,
the girl says, in spirit of play.
.Patriotism vividly is shown at various cele
brations In honor of Lincoln, the great emanci
pator. • . *
| Transue of Los Angeles breaks all records
for number of bills introduced in California
| Resolutions are presented by Senator Cami
netti to remove state railroad commission on
i charges of failure to. discharge duties.
! State capitol of California hears many eulo
j gies of Abraham Lincoln.
Fight for consolidation of Los Angeles and
San Pedro greatly aided by letter sent out by
Los Angeles Democratic central committee;
battle against Savage amendments to McCart
ney bill calls for united efforts.
I Russian in San Francisco kills ten-year-old
girl to whom he had tried to make love; then
shoots himself, but may live.
i.£ /eastern ' ■
Thousands^ visit birthplace of Lincoln and
attend dedication of. monument marking spot
where great emancipator was born.
- Dedication of tablet In church where Lin
coln attended services, and offices where he
practiced law is witnessed by large crowd;
many visit tomb in Springfield, 111.. and
prominent men eulogize martyred president,
Congress hears eulogy of Lincoln, and many
eastern cities fittingly observe centennial of
martyred president's birth.
Baron Takahira, in eulogy of Lincoln at
Peoria, teUs of friendship of- Japanese for
Congressman' from New York makes serious
! charges against Representative Ralney, and
declares so-called evidence in Panama canal
case was obtained by ex-convicts.
j Reports in Washington indicate Liberia faces
•serious crisis, and much alarm is felt for the
! safety of foreigners there.
Democratic alderman in Chicago ends life. ■
- Lumbermen's association j meets In Washing
ton and discusses cost of producing lumber in
United States and Canada.
Taft • urges congress to be sure and leave no
obstacle in the way of Knox accepting cabinet
Taft is tendered. $25,000 banquet in New Or
leans. ■ .
King Edward and Queen Alexandra leave
}>rlin for . London, and conference between
rulers is declared to have been successful.
British ship goes down off coast of France
and seven men are drowned.
Bill introduced in Denmark provides for bet
tei defense of Copenhagen. ■ • _^
China is congratulated" by English on her
crusade against opium traffic.
Tokio delighted at news of defeat of anti-
Japanese legislation in California- ■ ■
SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13,1909.
LOS ANGELES DEMOCRATS AID
DEFEAT OF SAVAGE'S AMEND.
MENTS SOUGHT BY MANY
Prominent Men from Los Angeles and
San Pedro Join Forces in Sac
ramento in Interests of
[Special to The Herald..'
SACRAMENTO,- Feb. 12.—The con
solidation cause has been ma-;
terially strengthened in the sen- i
ate by the action taken by -the
Democratic county central committee
of Los Angeles, which has issued a let
ter- signed by Chairman .Albert M.
Norton, asking that the McCartney bill
be supported without amendment.
Each of the Democratic senators has
received a copy and Mr. Norton is on I
the ground here looking after the con
solidation measure. It is understood
the Republican central committee of
Los Angeles county has sent..similar
letters to Republican senators, remind
ing them of their platform pledge and
asking them to get out and work for
the .McCartney-Leeds bill.
* Leslie. R. Hewitt, city attorney of
Los Angeles, and Marshall Stlmson are ;
doing practically all the work and have j
aroused the Los Angeles county delega
tion to the dangers in the Savage|
From Savage's home town, Sari Pe
dro, E. D. Seward has been telling the
senators of the feeling existing at San
Pedro toward consolidation, as evi
denced by the drastic means now be
ing resorted to there to divide the city
in order to annex it to Los Angeles.
Savage is backed by "Sam" Storer,
who says he simply represents himself
and is against consolidation except by
a two-thirds vote.
One Man Can't Block Way
That the thirteen representatives in
the legislature from Los Angeles coun
ty who favor consolidation are not go
ing to be blocked by a one-man power
from San Pedro, who has not even the
backing of a majority of the voters -In
his home, town, is evidenced by the ac
tion taken by Senator Hurd of Los An
geles, who has risen to the occasion
and become a powerful worker for
Senator McCartney's measure.
The past inactivity on the part of
Los Angeles county delegates Is giving
place to active work on the part of
some of them, and it is believed be
fore the amendments are voted on the
assemblymen, as well as senators, will
be usigg all their influence to have the
bill pass the senate by. a big majority.
; There seems to be no fear but that
the bill will pass almost unanimously
in the assembly, but the nine members
from Los Angeles county should long
since have been at work In the senate.
where many fair-minded men are
ready to vote right if they can be
shown the true conditions in the south.
Fortunately men from the south have
been here "on the job" all \ the time.
A. P. Fleming, secretary of the harbor
commission, having spent several weeks
here, working in a quiet wav, and
awaiting the time for active open ac
tion, which now has arrived. The peo
ple's legislative bureau has been doing
good work also. •
The fight on the floor of the senate
probably will be made Monday or Tues
day. No champion has as yet come
forward to assist Senator Savage on
the floor, but Senator Hurd will be a
valiant second to Senator McCartney
when the fight is on.
MEASURE TO REMOVE
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 12.—The follow
ing is, in part, a resolution introduced
by Senator Caminetti, designed to se
cure the removal of the state railroad
commission: ... ,
"Whereas, A. C. Irwin, Theodore
Summeriand and H. D. Loveland, rail
road commissioners, have been guilty
of dereliction of duty and incompetency
in the discharge of their duties in that
they have utterly failed and neglected
to establish rates of charges for the
transportation of passengers and freight
by railroad and other transportation
companies, and to publish the same
from time to time, and have utterly
failed and neglected to examine the
books, records and papers of all rail
road and* other transportation com
panies, to hear and determine com
plaints against railroad and other
transportation companies, to .enforce
their decisions and correct abuses
through the medium of the courts, and
to prescribe a uniform system of ac
counts to be kept by all such corpora
tions and companies, and to report to
the, governor annually their "proceed
ings and such other facts as may be
deemed important; to take the proper
and necessary proceedings to prevent
discrimination in charges and facilities
for transportation by railroad and
other transportation companies between
places and persons, and in the facili
ties for the transportation of the same
classes of freight and passengers within
this state, or coming 1 from, or goinfc to
any other state; to provide that per
sons and property transported over any
railroad, or by any other transportation
company or individual, shall be deliv
ered at any station, landing or port, at
charges not exceeding the charges for
the transportation of persons and prop
erty of the same class.' in the same
direction, to any mora distant station,
port or landing, all as provided in and
commanded by - the constitution and
statutes of the state of California, now,
therefore, be it -.
"Resolved, by the senate of the state
of California, the assembly concurring,
that the said A. C. Irwin, Theodore
Summeriand and H. D. Loveland be,
and they are hereby removed from said*
offices of railroad commissioners."
Senator Thompson of Alhambra intro
duced a measure providing for the
segregation of school children deemed
objectionable udon social or racial
grounds by boards of education.
FLEMING HOME; SAYS SAVAGE
IS ONLY ONE AGAINST MANY
A. P. Fleming, secretary of the Los
Angeles harbor commission,, returned
yesterday from Sacramento, where he
has Been'actively guarding the city's
harbor interests, particularly in con
( Continued un i'a_re Two)
Martyred Emancipator and Distinguished
Men Who Paid Him Many Tributes Yesterday
BR dIRTH PL nCK
•' *-. -"
COPYRIGHT. _y UNDERWOOD _.- UID»WOOD
LOG HUT WHERE HE WAS BORN
President .Roosevelt and Many Other
Prominent Men "Participate in
[By Associated Press.] i
HODGENVILLE. Ky., Feb. 12*.—
Henceforth % the birthplace of Lincoln is
to be marked by a magnificent stone
The emancipator of a race and, more
than that, the liberator of the thought
of a nation, builded his own monument
in the heart of the world, and appro
priately the physical structure that has
now found a beginning at the place
where Lincoln first saw light, takes the
simple name of a memorial.
It is to be a simple, but classic build
ing of granite, and it is hoped that it
may be completed some time next fall,
when the (then)" president, William H.
Taft, will officiate'in dedicating it, as
the president, Theodore Roosevelt, to
day officiated in laying its foundation
The laying of the corner stone took
place after appropriate forensic cere
monies were participated in by the
president, Governor A. E. Willson of
Kentucky, former GovemW Joseph W.
Folk of Missouri, president of the Lin
coln Farm association; Hon. Luke E.
Wright, secretary of war, who is an
ex-Confederate soldier;- Gen. - Giant
Wilson of New York, who represented
the Union soldiers, and "I. T. Mont
gomery of Mississippi, a negro and an
ex-slave. . ' >-' ; ■
With one exception the orators, rep
resenting not only the conflicting sides
in the great struggle, but the present
generation as well,, the two political
; parties, the white ana black races, and
' the different sections of the country,
spoke from the same platform and with
the same flag, a splendid new specimen
of the Stars and Stripes, fluttering over
Six or eight thousand people were
present. Many of them had come on.
special trains from Louisville and other
Kentucky centers.* The j bulk of the
assembly was composed, however, of
the country folk from La Rue and ad
Few Negroes Present
There was a ' notable absence of ne
groes in the crowd, but those present
Were wedged in with the whites, show
ing that none had been kept away by
race prejudice. - ,
Among those who had been expected
to be present was Mrs. j Ben Hardin
Helm, the only surviving sister of Mrs.
Lincoln, 92 years old, but she was .kept
at her home in Louisville, much to the
regret of all. by her infirmities.
The exercises were conducted under
a tent erected beside the cabin in which
Lincoln was born, 100 years ago. The
weather was sufficiently disagreeable
to render the tent useful.
President Robsevelt and his im
mediate party arrived shortly before 1
o'clock, after a drive over 4 a heavy
red clay road, from Hodgenville, and
five minutes afterward "Governor Will
son called the assemblage together and
introduced the Rev. Dr. E. L. Powell
of the First Christian church of Louis
ville, who pronounced the Invoca
The speakers' platform was small
and accommodated few except the par
ticipants in the exercises and the presi
dent's immediate party, including Mrs.
Roosevelt, Miss Ethel Roosevelt, Mrs.
Augustus E. Willson, Captain A. W.
Butt and Dr. Rixey. >
Commencing with Governor Willson's'
address, the "speaking began at 1
o'clock, and notwithstanding ' there
were six set speeches, one prayer and
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JOS EPK 3VI. FOX__K
HEAR EULOGY OF
LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG AD
DRESS READ IN HOIJSE
British Government, Through Ambas
sador Bryce, Pays Glowing Trib
ute to American Emancipator.
Letter Loudly Applauded
[By Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.— his in
vocation today*' Chaplain Couden of
the house paid a beautiful • tribute to
Abraham Lincoln, air. Boutell of Illi
nois read Lincoln's Gettysburg ad
' General applause greeted the reading
of a letter from British Ambassador
Bryce, enclosing a dispatch from his
government conveying to this govern-,
ment "the sympathy of the British
government with the celebration of the
centenary of President Lincoln."
The British government's message to
Ambassador Bryce follows:' .
"His majesty's government has
learned with Interest the preparations
which are being made by the president
and people of the United States to com
memorate on the 12th of February next
the anniversary of the birth of Abra
ham Lincoln, whose name is honored
in this country for his noble work in
the cause of emancipation. .
"I have to request your excellency to
make an opportunity .to convey to the
secretary of state the cordial sympathy
of his majesty's government with- the
spirit which Inspires the United States
in this, celebration and their . desire to
share in paying a tribute of honor and j
appreciation to the strength and sim-I
plicity of President Lincoln'? character j
which not only conferred such inestim'- j
able benefits upon the United' States,
but-tended to promote the freedom and I
progress of the human race." •
DEMOCRATIC ALDERMAN IN
CHICAGO SHOOTS HIMSELF
Leader in City Council Ends Life Be
cause Not Indorsed for
CHICAGO, Feb. 12.—Alderman Jo
seph F. Kohout, lon^ a Democratic
leader in the city council, committed
suicide by shooting himself in the head'
at his home on Douglas boulevard to-
During the term of Mayor Dunne Al
derman Kohout had been one of his
staunchest supporters and was one of
the leaders of the council. He was a
lawyer and about 50 years old.
Disappointment over the failure of
his ward club to indorse him for re
election is supposed to have prompted
the suicide. ' •»'. - " • %
Discovers Big Deficiency
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 12.—Irregu
larities amounting to more than $1,000,
--000 have been discovered as the result
of an investigation which -Senator
Garin is making of the army quarter
master. Several high officials are re
ported to have been implicated hi the
irregularities. , .
O-L-N Ii If \J\JjL JLll-OI ON TRAINS, CENTS?
OIIM l-tJL-X-l "O'UX i_t_iO . ON TRAINS. 5 CENTS
Cof-.atCKr.l9o_l.RY WA-81-K et.l.-t..T
SPRINGFIELD, ILL, SCENE OF
j. GRAND CENTENNIAL
Offices Where Martyred President
Practiced Law and Church He
Attended Are Marked
[By Associated Press.]
j SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 12.—This
-'city, - the home and burial place of
Lincoln, was profusely decorated with
national ' colors and with pictures of
The city entertained as her guests
the French ambassador, Ju.'s.rand;
the British, ambassador, Bryce; Hon.
William J. Bryan, Robert T. Lincoln,
Senator Dolliver of lowa, Federal
Judges Grosscup • and Landis of Chi
cago, Seaman of Milwaukee and An
derson of. Indianapolis, Hon. James H.
Harlan, interstate commerce commis
sioner; Gen. John W. Noble, Judges
Clark and Klein, Col. W. *H. Blodgett
and Hon. David R. Francis, St. Louis, j
arid many, others prominent in public
and business life in Illinois and neigh
boring states. - - . .
-, Today's exercises included a dedi
cation of the memorial tablet in the
building where Lincoln had his law
office, the planting of a Lincoln elm
at the court house where Lincoln tried
his law cases, the dedication of a
memorial tablet at the Presbyterian
church where he attended services, a
visit to the tomb of Lincoln, a monster
mass meeting in the afternoon with
addresses by Ambassador Jusserand
and Ambassador Bryce and by Senator
Dolliver and W. J. Bryan, a reception
by the. local chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution'at the old
Lincoln home and a banquet tonight
addressed by Mrs. William J. Bryan,
Mrs. Donald McLean, president-gen
eral of the Daughters of the Revolu
tion, and others. "
The crowning event of the celebra
tion was tonight's banquet, 700 plates
for which . had been engaged at $25
each. Addresses were delivered by
Senator Dolliver, W. J. Bryan and Am,
bassadors Bryce and Jusserand.
_ « _i
FAINTING ATTACK NEARLY
FATAL TO AGED TURFMAN
"Lucky" Baldwin Suffers Another Re
lapse, but Is Brought Safely <
Through and Rests
The fight for the life of E. J. .(Lucky) Bald
win at the Santa Anita ranch continues, with
Dr. J. W. Trueworthy and two competent
nurses on one side and the grim reaper oppos
Last night Mr. Baldwin was seized with an
other fainting attack and for a time it was
feared a fatal termination would ensue. By
hard work on the part of the attending physi
cian the patient grew stronger and at 10 o'clock
last night he was reported as sleeping peace
IN BIG STORM
LANDSLIDE BATTERS DOWN
HOUSE AT RUB.'O CANYON
HUSBAND, WIFE AND TWO CHIL-
DREN BURIED IN RUINS
Unidentified Body Washed Ashore at
Santa Monica and Boy Drowned
in Arroyo de Los
Rainfall past 24 hours .84
Rainfall for season ■. , .16.08
Rainfall last season to date. 10.61
Husband, wife and two children buried In
landslide at Rubio canyon. One boy Is dead,
woman may die but husband and other son
Body of unidentified man is found on the
shore at Santa Monica beach.
Mexican boy, 13 years old, falls into __o_
Posos arroyo and is drowned.
Walls of brick building at Fifty-fifth street
and .Monet a avenue collapse.
Houses, streets and lands flooded and
street and steam railroad traffic seriously
DISLODGED by a deluge of rain
which descended yesterday aft
ernoon in the vicinity of Rubio
canyon, tons of earth and rock swept
down from the proelivitous sides of
the adjacent mountain, carrying away
the Pacific Electric pavilion situated
at the entrance to the mouth of the
canyon and sending the building, to
gether with four members of the fam
ily which occupied it, into the stream
of water fifty feet below. The house
was torn and twisted and reduced to
ruins and buried under the earth and
THAYER DREW, 5 years old; body
found in ruins.
Fred Drew, 46 years . old, station
keeper; two ribs fractured.
Mrs. Fred Drew, 36 years old; bruised
and cut; condition serious; may die.
George Drew, 3 years old; cut on
head and body; will recover.
Mr. and Mrs. Drew and four children
were in the building, when without
warning the avalanche of earth de
scended. Mrs. Drew and the children
were in the living portion of «the house
i when she heard the rumbling noise of
the approaching landslide and imme
diately seizing her twin daughters.
Dorothy and Helen, 9 years old, sod
pushing them out to the platform of
the building, told them to run as fast
as possible to the incline, as their lives
were in danger. The children ran as
directed, and when they arrived at a
place of safety and looked back they
saw the- house had fallen into the
Shortly' after the landslide at the
: mouth of the canyon there was another
avalanche about half a mile up in the"
, same canyon near the falls. The ava
lanche was heard for a great distance,
and carried with it about one-half the
quantity of dirt and rock borne down
in the first slide.
The avalanche moved with great
rapidity down the side of the moun
tain, a distance of about five hundred
yards, choking up the bottom of the
canyon at this point until it was almost
No damage was done, and reports
that a party of rescuers was caught in
this second slide are unfounded. There
was no house or camp in the path of
the second avalanche.
It is said the mother could have es
caped all injuries had she not gone
Into the rear of the building to rescue
her son, Thayer, who was killed.
Early this morning it was learned
that Mrs. Drew, who also suffers con
siderably from shock, was returning to
consciousness. She had been insensi
ble to all about her, moaning and sob
bing incoherently, and it could not be
told whether her skull had been frac
tured because of the swollen condition
of her head.
Mr. Drew is seriously injured, but
his injuries are confined, it is believed,
to the fractured ribs, it having been
decided by the doctors that his spine,
which at first had been believed to
have been fractured, is not injured.
The boy George will recover.
Fears of Pneumonia Held
Unless pneumonia develops, which
the doctors fear because of the long
exposure of the victims to the cold
and rain, all the patients will recover.
Last night by the light of lanterns
a party worked desperately in the
ruins "of the pavilion and the heaps of
rock to find the body of Thayer Drew.
At 11:30 o'clock rescuers found the
body and it was taken to the morgue
The twin girls, who were uninjured,
are being cared for by Superintendent
Turner of the mountain division of the
Pacific Electric railroad.
Ernest Carker, a workman of the
Pacific Electric company in Los An
geles, was the hero of the catastrophe.
Standing on the platform outside tho
pavilion, he heard the roar of the slid
ing rock which hurled the structure to
the canyon below and ran directly to
the only point where he would be safe.
Carker lives at 1149 East Firty
sixth street, Los Angeles. He was sent
to Rubio canyon yesterday by the
Los Angeles office to inspect the trails
and see if the recent storms had
washed them out.
He had finished his inspection, re
turned to the pavilion and was resting
after his luncheon when the landslide
came, following a cloudburst of un
usual fury. Mr. Carker gives the fol
lowing account of the accident:
"About noon we had an awful cloud
burst which filled the canyon bed with
water. I stepped outside the pavilion,
where we were alf staying, and thought
I would watch the water.
Hears big Crash
"Suddenly I heard a crash behind the
pavilion and ran around 'the corner to •
see what the trouble was. Before I •
got to the back of the building, but
after I had cleared the corner, an enor
mous mass of rock struck the back of '
the pavilion and knocked it right down
into the bed of the canyon. I only es
caped because I got clear from the j
house by running around to see what
was the trouble.
"The heavy rain had loosened the
earth on the side of the mountain back
of the pavilion. As" the pavilion Is just
built on a little shelf ' it had no solid
support, and the whole structure easily
was torn from its hold on the bench.
"First I found the boy George partly
buried under loose dirt. I pulled him
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