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VOL. XXXVII.
NCMBKB OS.
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
FORECAST
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Rain
Saturday; light southwest wind. Max.
Imum temperature yesterday, 59 de.
grees; minimum, 54 degrees.
{ LOCAL I
Increase In pay and decrease In houra New
Tear's gift to local workers. PAGE 1
1 United States to send expert on aviation to *
I'• attend meet at Los Angeles; he will re-
X port to government. FAQS 1
i Rev~ R. J. Burdetto forms pertinent reso
k . lutfon for New Tear. PAGK 16
I Leslie Harris declares he will not plead
L guilty to robbery charge. PAGE 9
■frwel"e-ycar-old cousin of President Taft Is
B missing. PAGE 1
R>. B. Ti!burne, former pastor, may flßht
T extradition. PAGE 16
| Willis Enrsting sentenced to twenty* years'
Imprisonment for second degree murder.
PAGE 10
' Methodists observe long prevailing custom
of holding "watch" services. PAGE 10
City council cancels obligation of Los An
geles Railway company by which tax on
I franchise for 1907-8 for nearly {35,000 is to
.".. remain in corporation's coffers. PAGE 6
Tear 1910 greeted by happy throngs In
: downtown amusement places. PAGE 9
Grocer's clerk succumbs to death In lava
- tory apparently due to heart disease.
. PAGE 9
Captain Mueller builds monoplane on lines
> of bird and is anxious to enter contest for
flight to San Francisco, which he says he
r can win. PAGE C
I Willis Booth declares annexation of Holly
wood Is need of Greater Los Angeles.
PAGE 9
rain benefits ranchers and vegetable grow
ers millions of dollars. PAGB 9
Records for divorces and marriage licenses
■ broken in year 1909. PAGE IB
' Editorial and Haskln'a letter. PAGE 4
Marriage licenses, births and deaths. PAGE 14
News of the courts. PAGE 16
Municipal affairs. PAGE 6
Mines and oil fields. PAGE 10
Markets and financial. PAGE 7
Automobiles. PAGE 13
Society. PAGE 11
City j brevities. PAGE 5
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15
Building permits. PAGE 6
| SOUTH CALIFORNIA |
fir.nta !'Y will- not consent to strip of land
becoming part of Pasadena street. PAGE 14
: Mortgage burned at Presbyterian watch
night service in Pasadena. PAGE 14
Long Beach mayor and city council at
outs over appointments. . PAGE 14
Schooner Lucy Is nearly swamped by severe
| storms along northern coast. PAGE 11
Monrovia sanatorium plan Is abandoned ty
' promoters. PAGE 14
Love affair now figures in case of Miss ,
Celir.a irde, who disappeared. PA i; ]: 7
Tournament of Kosrs parade to be held,
._£»■'* .r r^ine. . PAGE 9
Hollywood school bonds strongly favored,
>■ although legal points have arisen. PAGE 13
'-]■-." COAST |
State board of education defers action In
S regard to textbooks. PAGE 2
| Chinese' aid In finding opium smugglers,
, officers uslns orientals as decoys. PAGE 2
J-Dr. .1 Whitcor-f' r " pusher accepts call to
h Temple nauti " *.Srch. PAGE 11
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I : EASTERN
Pacific fleet to be divided Into two squad
; inn ■■. . one for far casern, and one for
western waters. PAGE 3
Barricaded officer In New York defies men
- who attempt to dislodge him. PAGE 3
Speaker Cannon must eat a whole deer
j5 within twenty-four hours. PAGE 3
Police on trail of missing heiress believed
.in be in hiding in New York. PAGB 3
Prison awaits Morse, convicted New Tork
. banker, ■ who probably will serve fifteen
| years at Atlanta. . PAGE 1
Lone man builds a railroad in Kansas.
• . PAGE 2
Store* hurled from bridge scaffolding In
.. St. Louis and several are feared to have
| drowned. , , PAGE 2
Government board tries vainly to mediate
V strike but fall to adjust differences be
/ tween switchmen and railroad officials.
PAGE 3
Three dead and forty-three Injured In
-.; wreck of Rock Island train near Tren
ton, Mo. PAGE 1
»Enumerators to be given tests, and every
• - applicant will be given fair chance.
PAGE 3
; Outlook in stock market for 1910 Is appar-
I ently bright, and closing day of year re
/." fleets - expectant tone of good things to
• come. PAGE 7
* Two women rescued from a Chinese den in
W Chicago. . . PAGE 2
, Jitter 'received in Chicago containing threat
to blow up senate arouses federal authori
, - ties. AGE 3
Pc-sse slays two robbers and captures three
'■' others in attempt to rob bank In Ok la
;'■ hum... PAGE. 5
\ FOREIGN
\ Henry man is awarded Mlchelln cup for
- duration , and distance record for aero
;.plane for year 1909. . PAGE 5
Count Casslni of Paris to make debut
.. on stage. PAGE 3
Canada building more roads than the
United States. PAGE 8
:I j: MINING AND OIL |
Oil .'stocks close year with 10 per cent gain
B throughout list of Los Angeles Stock ex
■ ; change. \ PAGE 10
"\ Mineral ■' Park, old-time camp at Mnhave * ,
I county, Ailzonu, again becomes active.
PAGEIO
Standard Oil offers to pay till cents for
iCwalingu llul I. PAOE 10
- Sierra,'. M.i Ire club Invites oil an] mining .
m i. to opening lay at Its new quarters. -
PAGE 10
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;: V ; SPORTS ' |
Jim Ffji knocks out Joe Willis In sixth
I rounrt^^ rouffh-house battle at Naud
-; Junction. f PAOE 13
.'. Ad Wolgaat refuses to accept little money
and lota of, blarney for his end of the
' ,championship light purse. r.utu 12
■ Dorantfo, Italian Marathon racer, arrives
In New York on way to coast to meet • -
■ _ Hayes. .. \ PAOE 12
: Oregon university decides to adopt Ttugby
:'/•&» MiJliUI football game In future. PAQij 12
'^ American He?snt-fation invasion uf' major .".
l*iti;in: cities'falls by defeat of O'Hrlep. .
PAGE n
. Wrestlers who will contest for honors Tues
| day night are showing up well in train
iag. I'AUB 12
LOS ANGELES HERALD
INCREASE IN
WAGES NEW
YEAR'S
GIFT
Local Employers Make
Thousands Happy
by Action
MANY ARE AFFECTED
Prosperous Season Is Given As
Reason for Bounty of Elec
tric Railroads and De
partment Stores
EMPLOYES' NEW YEAR'S THESEUS
Number of employes affected 8,800
Total amount of Increase in wages. 175,000
Total hours given employes dally.. 1,280
PROSPERITY and huma'Ai
tarianism will be spelled in
big, red, lasting letters to
day when new wage and time
schedules of 3800 employes will
go into effect. On the honor roll
are the Los Angeles-Pacific com
pany, the New York Cloak and
Suit House, the Pacific Electric
company and the Broadway De
partment store.
The railway companies grant
their trainmen increased ' pay* at
the rate of 1 cent an hour for
each year of service with the
company, starting with 25c an
! hour for the first -year, instead of
24 cents an hour, as in the past.
The stores grant their employes
decreased working hours. Begin
ning Monday morning the Broad
way Department store and the
New York Cloak and Suit House
will open at 8:30 and close at
5:30 instead of at 8 and 6 o'clock
as heretofore.
Announcement of the increases
in wages and the decrease in
working hours has been greeted
with expressions of approval, not
only from the men and women
affected, but also from the gen
eral public. All seem to feel that
the voluntary change made by
employers is an evidence of pros
perity and a mark of real hu
manitarism.
Increase Made Simultaneously
The first announcement made of in
creased wages and shortened hours
came from the Pacific Electric com
pany and the Broadway store, but the
other employers had j already deter
mined upon changed schedules, so that
the announcements had no effect upon
the Los Angeles-Pacific management
and the New York store.
There are about 2300 men working for
the . allied Huntington lines and their
total increased salary will be In the
neighborhood of $150,000 a year. The
basis upon which the increase is made
is as follows:
First year of service with the com
pany, 25 cents an hour instead of 24
cents; second year, 26 cents; third year,
27 cents; fourth year, 28 cents; Fifth
year, 29 cents, and sixth year 30 cents
an hour.
The Los Angeles-Pacific company has
increased the pay of its trainmen on
a somewhat similar plan, except that
the 29 cents an hour rate is dropped
altogether. The basis is as follows:
First year of service with the com
pany, 25 cents an hour instead of 24
cents; second year, 26 cents; third
year, 27 cents; fourth year, 28 cents,
and fifth year 30 cents an hour. ,!
In the past the Los Angeles-Pacific
I company has paid its men as follows:
J First year of service with the com
pany, 24 cents; second year, 25 cents;
third year, 26 cents; fourth year, 27
cents; fifth year, 28 cents; sixth year,
29 cents, and eighth year 30 cents.
A total of 350 men will enjoy the
increase in wages voluntarily made the
employes of the Los Angeles-Pacific
company. The total amount to be
added to the pay roll is about $20,000
a year. " ,
Although it was hot stated last night
' by K. P. Sherman, general manager of
the Los Angeles-Pacific company, it
I is understood that other increases will
1 bo made to the .salaries of many of the
old'and faithful employes of the com
pany in recognition of their services
and because the year 1909 has been one
of exceptional prosperity for the com
pany. General Manager Sherman
seemed happy over the increased
salaries of his coworkers and blithely
wished everybody whom he met a
happy, and prosperous New Year.
Gift of $30,000 Yearly
Arthur Letts, proprietor of the
Broadway department store, announced
. Thursday night that he would deduct
| one hour a day from the work of each
lof his employes, without deducting
anything from their salaries. As he
has 1000 employes ho gives away 1000
hours a day. At the rate of 10 cents
an hour, the average I paid the Broad
way employes, he makes a gift of $100
a day or $30,000 a year. .
In announcing the change in the
working schedule of the New York
store, .i, J. Haggarty, president of the
company, said he did it out of consid
eration for the health and happiness of
his employes. His store will open next
Monday morning at 8:30 instead of at
Continued on Page Tw«
SATURDAY MORNING. JANUARY 1, 1910.
NEW AMBASSADOR
TAKES UP DUTIES
MLM h
|ROBERT BACON~
PARIS, Dec. 31. —Robert Bacon,
former secretary of state, who
succeeds Henry White as United
States ambassador to France, pre.
sented his credentials to President
Fallieres today. The traditional cere
mony was observed.
DISAPPEARS ON
HOMEWARD TRIP
COUSIN OF PRESIDENT TAFT
IS MISSING
Twelve.Year.Old Girl Boards Train
at Pomona and Fails to Reach
Her Mother at
Depot
DESCRIPTION OF MISSING GIRL
TWELVE YEARS OF AGE.
HEIGHT, 5 FEET 3 INCHES.
HL.VK EVES.
LIGHT il XI It.
LONG CIMV COAT.
GRAY VEIL.
Pretty little 12-year-old Dorothy
Taft, daughter of S. H. Taft of Saw
telle and cousin of President William
Taft, disappeared from a Southern Pa
cillc. train yesterday between hero and
Pomona and despite the strenuous ef
forts of father, mother, friends and
police no trace of her has been dis,
covered.
One week ago today Dorothy wont
to Pomona to visit the family of H. <J.
Bowen, an old friend of the Tafts.
Nothing occurred to mar the little
one's pleasure, and it was with reluc
tance that she terminated her stay.
The Bowens themselves put her aboard
the noon train bound for Los Angeles,
and from that time to the present no
trace of the little one has been dis
covered.
Mrs. Taft had been notified that her
daughter was coining in from Pomona
and was on hand to greet her when
the train pulled into the Arcade sta
tion. She stood at the gate, scanning
each childish face, but the welcome on
her lips was stayed when no Dorothy
appeared. ' j
Thinking- that perhaps* the Bowens
had changed their minds and kept her
for another day, Mrs. Taft refused to
become alarmed, and not until she had
communicated with Pomona by tele
phone did the mother become anxious
as to the fate, of her child.
As soon as the Bowens had an
nounced that Dorothy had returned to
Los Angeles on the noon train, Mrs.
Taft sent out the alarm. The police
and sheriff's office were notified and
the vast machinery of the law put in
motion to tlnd the missing child.
The train on which Dorothy started
on her Journey from Pomona to Los
Angeles makes but one stop en route.
This is at Dolgeville, and it was to this
point that the officials directed their
iirst queries. Every one who could
possibly have been In the vicinity of
the depot when the train made a brief
halt in its cityward rush was inter
viewed, but to no avail.
Conductor J. B. Harrison was In
charge of the train, but he could shed
no light on tho mystery. There were
many children aboard, he said, and at
the Dolgevllle stop he paid no attention
to those leaving the train. Nor could
the station agent remember having
seen the little one, alone or in com
pany, about, the depot platform.
Mrs. Taft, mother of the girl, lies
prostrate at her home in Sawtelle, eag
erly awaiting each tinkle of the tele
phone and door bells, hoping each time
for some tidings of her little one. "She
was always a perfect child In be
havior," the mother sobbed. "Dorothy
was not Imaginative or melancholy
and I know something hart happened
to her over which she had no control.
Oh, why don't they bring her hack to
me?"
The local police and the sheriff's of
fices are bending every effort to locate
the child. No theories have been ad
vanced regarding the disappearance,
but it Is thought that the child mis
took her station and got off at Dolge
ville, becoming frightened when she
realized her mistake and fleeing into
the hills. The sheriff's deputies are
searching the country in the vicinity
of Dolgevllle and Alhambra and also
between there and Los Angeles and
have hopes of locating Dorothy before
many hours have gone by.
FILES PROTEST AGAINST
BANK BILL ADJUSTMENT
■ SAN DOMINGO, Dee. 31.—The Ger
man ambassador and the French min
ister have filed protests with the Do
minican government against the pro
posed adjustment of the Mexican bills
of the defunct National Bank of San
Domingo. it is demanded these notes
be redeemed at the rate of 40 cents on
the dollar instead of at the rate of M
cents, as proposed by the government.
The demands are based on the offer
of 40 cents made to the creditors by
Finance Minister Velasquez, December
4, 1906. ' _. .
■ « *■
Fire Does $150,000 Dan-age
PITTSBURU, I'.t., Doc. 81. Fire
caused a loss estimated at {lijO.UUO to
five buildings located In the heart of
tho downtown section hero early to
day.
WELL KNOWN
FINANCIER
DIES IN
WRECK
Spencer Trask Killed by
Cdlision While in Pri
vate Compartment
SEVERAL ARE INJURED
-
Noted Banker, Power ii* Wall
Street, Meeets Death as Re
sult of Mysterious Rear
end Crash in New York
[Associated Press)
-fc-rEW YORK, Dec. 31.-rSpencer
\^ Trask, head of a firm of bankers
-»-' which for many years acted as
fiscal agents of the late Queen Vic
toria, was crushed to death in his pri
vate compartment today when return
ing to New York from his Saratoga
country place.
Mr. Trask's compartment was at the
rear of the last car, a sleeper. The
train, known as the MontreaJ Kx
press, on the New York Central rail
road, halted near Cvoton, N. V., and
was supposedly protected from the
rear by the block signal system, but
it had hardly come to a rest when a
heavy freight struck it from behind.
The rear of Mr. Trask's car was bat
tered in and the front of It telescoped
with the sleeping car ahead.
Vice President Daly of the New
York Central said:
"Officials of the railroad are unable
to explain the accident. The line was
completely signaled, and the track to
Croton was practically straight. The
air was clear."
The accident occurred not far from
Croton. One other passenger was so
seriously injured that he could not
give his name. Tho porter also was
badly hurt.
Banker Half Dressed
Mr Trnsk, who was coming into the
city from his home at Saratoga, was
dressing in his compartment when tho
freight train plowed Into the heavy
entrer trwln known as the Montreal
express. When his torn body was re
moved from the wreckage It was
found that he had but partially dressed
himself.
The express had been stopped by a
block signal and why the freight be
hind It was not stopped has not been
"xi'lained.
The freight struck with such force
that it demolished the rear end of the
sleeper and telescoped the front end
of it with the sleeper ahead. Many
occupants of the five sleepers had not
fully dressed and they were thrown,
half-clad, into snowbanks.
Wrecking and relief trains were dis
patched from the Harlem yards of
the New York Central and officials
hurried to the scene.
The last two sleepers had been
hurled across the tracks with the
freight engine in such a manner that
the traffic was delayed more than two
hours.
Brakeman Blamed
Passengers on the Montreal express
say that when the train stopped the
rear brakeman did not go back to dis
play a danger signal. The weather
was clear and the block signals were
working accurately, the company re
ports.
None of the passengers In the for
ward tars is reported severely hurt,
although every one In the train was
badly shaken up by the shock of the
collision.
The news of the banker's death had
no effect upon the stock exchange,
where prices were slightly above the
close of last night.
Spencer Trask was one of New
York's leading citizens and one of the
country's best known bankers. His
financial acumen was recognized, and
he became a power In the banking
world.
Mr. Trask early became Impressed
with the genius of Thomas A. Edison
and identified himself with the Edison
electrical enterprises. The banker was
a director in many realty companies
and was deeply interested In several
educational and philanthropic enter
prises. Several years ago he bought
and reorganized the New York Times.
He was president of the National Art
club and a member of numerous other
prominent New York clubs.
Married Playwright
Mr. Trask was married In 1874 to
Miss Katrina Nichols.
The descendant of Puritans, Mr.
Trask was born in Brooklyn in 1844.
He graduated from Princeton with
the degree of master of arts. He
filtered the banking business with
Henry G. Marquand, his maternal
grandfather. In 1870 he succeeded to
the business and became a member of
the New York stock exchange.
In 1881 the firm assumed its present
name and had become widely known
as a strong and reliable house of far
reaching connections.
There is no well founded estimate
available of Mr. Trask's fortune. One
rumor this afternoon placed it as high
as 150,000,000! but botLer Informed opin
ion held. that his total estate would
not reach more than half that.
In recent years he had not been
active in business and his name ap
pears on only few directorates.
Mr. Trask leaves a widow well known
as an author of fiction and of the plays
■The Little Town of Bethlehem" and
"King Alfred/s Jewel" Their four
children died twenty years ago.
Last September Mr. Trask was se
riously Injured in an automobile acci
dent lit Cambridge, Mass. .He recov
ered but lost the sight of one eye.
Farmer Found Dead in Bed
STOCKTON, Dec. 31.—John Kalne, a
prominent farmer of Bellota, where be
had lived for the last twenty-five
years, was found dead in bed this morn
i»~v He was 67.years old and left a
/j». iii San Francisco. , it i.< believed
death was due to heart disease.
Banker Doomed to Serve 15
Years in Prison at Atlanta
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PRISON AWAITS
BANKER MORSE
FAMILY JOINS PRISONER IN
CELL AT TOMBS
Convicted Ice King Protjably Will Be
Taken to Penitentiary at At.
lanta Before Monday
Night \
[Associated Props]
NEW YORK. Dec. 81.—Thfc failure
of Attorney Martin W. Littleton to
ask Judge Lacombe In the '.federal
court today for a writ of error t<S> carry
I the case of Charles W. Morse, thte con
victed banker, to the United StatVs su
preme court for review, led to a rojiort
that all efforts to save Morse t'Vom
serving his fifteen-year sentence Had
been abandoned. \
At Littleton's office it w;is said th\e
case had not been abandoned, but that
the attorney would decide next Mon-\
day what action he would take.
United States District Attorney Wise
said Morse would be taken to the fed
eral prison at Atlanta before Monday.
The members of the family of the
convicted banker have gathered to his
side as the end of his long fight for
freedom appears to be drawing near.
Wife Is with Him
Mrs. Morse is spending practically
all her time with her husband in the
Tombs and she has now been joined In
her effort to cheer him up by the
banker's three sons—Harry, who Is a
junior at Princeton; Irwln, a senior at
Yale, and Benjamin, who is in busi
ness In Baltimore.
The order for the execution of tho
fifteen-year sentence, imposed on
Morse a year ago, has been signed and
may be served at any time.
Martin W. Littleton, Morsr s law
yer, says that he still has hope and
may apply for a writ of error.
If he determines to try this last pos
sible resource, the order will probably
not be served until Monday.
Mrs. Morse called at the office of the
United States marshal late yesterday.
She was very dejected and, after her
interview, left In tears.
FISH DEALERS ACCUSED
OF FORMING BIG TRUST
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 31.—The
Portola Fish company brought suit to
day against nine of the leading whole
sale fish merchants of this city for
$13,000 damages, and asked for a per
manent injunction restraining thost
dealers from interfering with the bus
iness of the company.
The complaint alleges that the nine
dealers have formed a trust which has
perfected such a boycott against the
Portola company that it has to deliver
fish to its buyers by stealth, as the
rival merchants have threatened to pre
vent the delivery of any fish to its
patrons.
BALLINGER RESTORES FOR
SETTLEMENT MUCH LAND
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.— Secretary
Ballinger of the interior department to
day restored to the public domain 378,
--456 acres of land in California. Tills
action was taken as a result of Infor
mation furnished the Interior depart
ment by the geological survey, the land
previously having been withdrawn as
probably valuable as oil lands. The
area of lands still withdrawn are
thought to contain oil fields aggregat
ing 3.242.606 acres.
THOUSANDS OF ACRES
WITHDRAWN FROM ENTRY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.—1n aid of
proposed legislation affecting water
power sites on the public domain, the
secretary of the interior had with
drawn from all forms of disposition
tho following lands:
Along the Arkansas river in Colo
rado, 27,294 acres; along the Bill Will
iams river and tributaries in Arizona,
ii 2,720 acres; along the Mellnlla river in
Oregon, 3179 acres, and along the Mc-
Kenzie river in Oregon, G'JS acres.
Indictments Dismissed
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. Three In
dictments found last January against
J. Dalzell -Robertson of New York, a
cousin of J. Dalzell "Brown, former
manager of the, California Safe Deposit
and Trust company In connection with
the wrecking of that Institution, wore
dismissed today.
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hilNljiJ-ilii y-s^Jt I rjr». on trains, s cents
U.S. AVIATOR TO
ATTEND FLIGHTS
GOVERNMENT SENDS REPRE
SENTATIVE TO LOS ANGELES
Committee Has Preliminary Plans for
Liy|»athering Completed —Guards
¥31 ran|j|g&viatinn Camp Selected. .
BB attendance Expected
81* h -"^P the interest In Aviation
wt«Bjf£'.-..;*:aß^;Mde will be scientific) con-
KcqiH - Bkic performances of the
air yU H t B&hai the United States
SOVC^H-* llb "-HLlietailed an aeronautic
experßß /t I Hit Paul W. Hick of
the l-~BJ - BLsignal corps, to come
here ifl •; _■ "|6»>ecial investigations
during m^ivg^jHk^ori. Lieutenant
Beck ttlß^;'-. Wi BBiiled and exhaus
tive stußJ -' ■ Basics as exempli
fled in In; 5 Hkf will ifiake a
complete HI % ffi Bkudier General
Allen, in <BJ '■, n" Malted States
signal coilß jgjj -~». v -. BhsßC)
It Is plarw * -v- a Htenant
Beck t'ulleßß ■ ■ niako
Bights in aIBJ 7^ .&_' She va
rious kinds, Bfl - "' • "■"'■" SB-rs will
permit. Ho 9H ' _",, ; lira a spe
cial study of BB- g'»Sa.'A ,^» -jHTeuvers,
especially the BB ■-.--'■"■ '|H balloon
force on a wans- v »* T'\ r^~ Htro har
bor and the liißß "~.f"-':*": H/lgiblos.
The Balloon Lli§*-> BK'hii'h has
been purchased BB BB\lereh;mts
and Manufacturing.- ''Utlun, will
be placed at BB BKei'k's dis
posal. Captain SIoWB- fljof the state
signal corps probalßß BWbe the pilot
of the Los AngeleHKSS will take
Lieutenant Beck iniß^BH air as fre
quently as he pleascMHy go.
The finest balloon BRhe world ar
rived in Los Angeles Besterday. It is
known as the New T York, and is
owned by Clifford B. Viarmon of New
York. 1 Mr. Harmon reach Los An
geles today or tomorrow\and will enter
his "bird" in the various\ contests. The
New York is made of \ rubber and
silk and cost $5000. \
■ / Has Record Balloons
With the arrival of the Wow York
Los Angeles now has the distinction of
being the temporary homo of the
largest, the smallest and the Anest bal
loons in the world. The lamest bal
loon is the Los Angeles, owned by the
Merchants and Manufacturers' associa
tion. It carries 110,000 cubic leet of
gas and is capable of making joVirneys
of almost any distance. The Lob An
geles was purchased from C. A. Voey,
and will be piloted by George B. Har
rison and Captain Slotterbeck. bot!h of
whom are experts in aerial navigation.
Roy Knabenshue owns | the smallest
balloon in the world. It is known as
the Ferry. It will carry but two per
sons In its tiny basket-car, but It hate
been up thousands of feet in the airt
Its accomplishments are not to be\
judged by its size, says its owner. The
finest balloon is the New York.; •
Dick Ferris announced yesterday he
would make ascents In his private bal
loon, the Dick Ferris of Los Angeles.
This aircraft Is one of the large ones,
having a gas bag: capacity of 78,600
cubic feet. It was designed and buiU
by Leo Stevens of New York. Mr. Fer
ris probably will take several newspa
permen for flights next week in order
to teach them something about air cur
rents and the ,Joys of flying.
: . Deputies Selected
Sheriff Hammel completed the selec
tion of his 300 deputies yesterday. He
will work the men in squads and will
guard the aircraft and the .; grounds
night and day. . The guards will be de
ployed in such a manner that nobody
except.those holding general admission
tickets will be allowed to coma within
a mile and a half of the field. Special
guards also will [be stationed around
the sheds, where the various aircrafts
will be kept, so as to prevent meddle
some persons from damaging tho ma
chines. It will be necessary to have a
special permit to get , anywhere near
the sheds.
Warning against thieves and pick-
(Continued on Fas* Five) \
CENTS
THREE DEAD
IN FLAMES
OF TRAIN
WRECK
43 Injured When West
Bound Rock Island Cars
Leave the Track
COACHES ROLL OVER
Several Californians Are Among
Seriously Hurt—Accident
Occurs at High Speed
in Missouri
[Associated Press]
TRENTON, Mo., Dec. 31.—Three peo
ple, two of them women, were
killed and at least forty-three
were injured, three seriously, when
Rock Island passenger train No. 3, the
California special, westbound from
Chicago, was wrecked two miles south
of here at 8:30 o'clock this morning,
The dead and injured, so far as now
known, are:
Known Dead
O. P. LININGER, fireman, Trenton.
MRS. SJSRTRUDE BARNES, Ar
mourdale, Kas,
Unidentified woman. A
Among the Injured Jgj
W. I. Millington, engineer, Trenton MJ
scalded, serious. JHs"
William Flynn, Kansas City; shou.:"**"
der broken and cut about the head.
J. Zoring, Davenport, Iowa; leg ,
broken and head Injured; serious. „■■'
Stephen Howard, Cherokee, Okie..;
lee broken. *r
. C. K. Spencer, Dallas, Tes>f back
sprained. _*r
J. C. Childers, Anderson,and.; back
sprained and bruised. S ■
ills. Nancy Hamersley, Letts, Iowa;
head badly injured. /
Julius Mendelsohn, Boston; bruised.
Miss Mary Goodr.er, What Cheer,
Iowa; back and head hurt.
Isaac Dean, What Cheer, Iowa; leg j
badly sprained.
Mrs. Drusilla Knapp, Adrian, Mich.; 1
back wrenched and knee injury" 1., . i
W. Gooding, lola, lias.* tiack" .
wrenched and bruised.
Villa E. Lyon, 5 years old, child of
Mrs. F. P. Lyon, Phoenix, Ariz.; back
injured.
F. H. Bargh, Bisbee, Ariz.; arm
sprained and wrist cut.
Ernest Bedyard, mail clerk, Kansas
City; abdomen badly bruised and knee
wrenched.
Lucien Ledford, mail clerk, Kansas
City; back hurt and legs bruised.
L. E. Farley, San Diego, Cal.;
bruised, . • i. ■
P. S. Swartz, San Diego,. Cal.;
bruised.
E. A. Peacock, Keosauqua,' lowa
back sprained.
W. S. Winson, Ottumwa, Iowa; .
sprained and bruised. ,
J. L. Blankenship, Dallas, Tex.; knee
sprained.
R. A. Wietzke, Los Angeles; lej
bruised. 1
David S. Clemmens, conductor, KVn
sas City, Mo.; head and hands c»it: 1
badly injured. . /
F. E. McMeans, mall clerk, Davevi
port, Iowa; bruised. •• „
W. L. Cllne, mail clerk, Rock Island.
111.; slightly cut and bruised. '
D. J. Siegel, Cleveland, Ohio; right
arm off at elbow, burns and cuts on ■ .
head; serious.
Mrs. A. Schricdewlnd, Imperial, Cal.;
right ankle hurt.
L. Briggs, baggageman, Chicago; 1
scalp wounds. /
- Morris Hartsbarg, Cook, Chicago;
hurt inter/ially, bruised and cut.
Gus Carlson, chef, Chicago; hurt In
ternally, i • .
W. O. Williams/ dining car con
ductor, Chicago; Chest and back In
jured. : f
Mrs. Anna Schallenberg:, Nichols,
Iowa; back severely sprained.
Floyd Lefre, cook, Chicago; internal
injuries.
Claudine Descendown, Marysvllle,
Kas.; badly bruised about body and
foot cut.
M. Porcupile, Parkcrsburg, Iowa;
bruised and sprained.
Cause of Wreck
The cause of the wreck is unknown,
although it is believed to have been
caused by spreading rails. .
While the train was running at a
high speed the engine and tender left
the track and plunged over a five-foot
embankment. They were followed by,
two baggage cars, a mall car, a tourist
car and a Pullman car. :.
' Of the entire train only a sleeper
and an observation car remained on; ;
the track.
Passengers in the wrecked cars were
struggling to escape from the car when
a flro started. The cars burned like
tinder. , The three persons who lost
their lives were, badly burned.
k Scores were rescued after the flames
\had scorched their clothing- or burned y
uheir flesh. Many were pinioned under
tSe wreckage and begged to be re- .
1« ised fore the fire reached them.
If). J. 'egel of Cleveland was held
for\ an hour while the, flames burned
within a few feet of him. He instructed
the \rescuers to carry water from the
tank\of the engine and put out the fire ■
near Ast his body. This was. done and'
eventually he was rescued, although
he wiry lose an arm. .'■■.
--\ Heroic Rescues
Heroin rescues were numerous. Men '
and w<ra\cn ho escaped from the cars
by kickiVfr out windows or breaking -
down d->c\3 ,nt back into the burning •
wreckage \o rescue others. At the risk ■
of their iiW| lives they carried . the
burned, niaßfcd and bleeding to safety.
Thrown lißJ> the open air with only <=■
a small porMon of their clothing on, *
those who escaped injury In the wreck
suffered greatly. Men gave up their
coats to the women and children and
the Injured. Women tore strips from
their clothing t* make ban&ggjjr
As many injMrod .as room Tcould^e '»'.
iniiiie for were fllaced in the twoflH|MN
thai remained '\i the track. (JH: ,>,*
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