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0\! 8 PARTS:
vol. xxxvii. '?-1- PRICE: .40. CENTS. by carrier
NUMBER 03. * IWAjJII . 4:U V_;_EiH X O I>ER MONTH
Special Car and Venice Life-Saving Crew Are Rushed
by Herald to Rescue Families Marooned by Flood at Gage
; INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
: >l; TODAY "
, FORECAST
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Cloudy
Sunday; light north wind; probably
showers. Maximum temperature yes.
terday, 58 degrees; minimum, 48 de.
grecs. ■ '■:. ' I";
LOCAL
- Eleven hurt when train crashes Into
' electric car containing Pasadena.
pleasure-seekers. „ : Section 2, PAGE 1
Good Government officials will take of- '
flee Monday and. at ten that every mv
. nicipal office will be ln charge of
party which believe* In civic decency.
Section 4, PAGE 7
Locomotive firemen and enginemen hold
- annual ball and 400 couples partici
- pate in festivities. . Section 2, PAGE 6
Herald rushes special automobile and j
. Venice life-saving crew to rescue fam
ilies "marooned" by st#rm in San
% Gabriel valley. Section 1, PAGE 1
Los "Angeles' and town* in vicinity de
luged with rain ln storm which has
lasted several days. Section 1, PAGE 1
Pasadena ■ has cloudburst and water
: from : sheds • inundate streets and
houses ln eastern section of l»oe An
geles. _■ - ' Section , 1, PAGE 1
Editorial, letter Box and Haekln's let
> ter. .■•/■' .'-:■-■'■: Section 2, PAGE 4
Society. '.'..-- ' '\- I ' Section 2, PAGES 2-3
Deaths. •'" . ' ';.. ', Section 4, PAGE 4
Real: estate. r Bectlon 4, PAGES 1-3
Classified advertising. Section I, PAGES 4-7
Fraternal and secret orders.
, , - ,_,, Section 1, PAGE «
Mines : and oil fields. Section J. PAGE 6
City,: brevities. » Section 2. PAGE 6
Theatricals and dramatlo criticism.
. : . • ■ Section 6. PAGES 1-2
Automobiles. - Section 8. PAGES 1-5
Music. ' ' Section 2. PAGE 3
«_,_ i
j SOUTH CALIFORNIA .■,■..{
Severe .', storm falls to mar I beautiful
-pageant in Tournament of Roses at
Pasadena. , Section 1. PAGE 1
COAST
- i'resno I and Vlsalla - have drat snow
storm In ', ten years. San Joaquin __
river leaves banks and large tracts .
.of land are Inundated.
' -.-, ,-. -s- ..-,".. Section 1, PACK 1
Trains collide In blinding snowstorm In'
'(Montana. Two killed outright;
others believed fatally injured.: -V
„..',.-,.,_. .-■•■ . ... Section 2, PAGE 1
' EASTERN
"
-
Five'• persons are seriously ' Injured In ■
;. wreck In. Indiana. v : Section 2, PAGE 6
Police find third woman brutally mur
dered in Cincinnati. Crime unusual- _
- ly fiendish and i devoid of clews.
_„'*: Section 1. PAGE 2
Whltfe. plague, kills mora Indians than
'-any .'other'disease,. according to re
port of commission.; Section 2, PAGE 6
Brokaw, after admitting he is worth
41,800,000," tells court.be Is a poor
man. . : -^ ". ■' Section 2. PAGE 6
Three men accused of dynamiting bridge ,
,: In Baltimore, ' .-• Section 1, PAGE 4
\7ood of prisoners .at - Atlanta, Ga., de- '<
\ clared S unfit for lowest animals.
J, - \ ,-._[. _ Section 1, PAGE 4
%lssing heiress of Philadelphia defies
Fall efforts of police of three. cities to
I locate her. * . '.Section 1, PAGE 3
'iged miner 'In Colorado . saved from
! death by half-starved dog.
I ' Section 2, PAGE 6
',ynor succeeds McClellan as mayor of '
New York city. .. .' Section 1, PAGE 2
..Vinous lowan, ' Senator Cummins, hurls
'.Vft at Republican conservatives.
11 J.,, : '•-.:...■ - Section 1. PAGE :
jy ' organizations ; threaten to - Join
ere/rike of switchmen if troubles are _..
lertt speedily adjusted. '• ■ , -\-~
as < .:;.„—, ";.' Section 1. PAGE 1
Bhratlon of I_abor attacks steel com
, poitae and call la sent out for funds
skiK carry on : fight. \ ; Section I, • PAG* 1
tiss. —
supi.,. v „ .--- • - - ... . . v I
cenft-:-^,;. FOREIGN rS.
''"" ' - -- > I
a, sc{__lon? injures several fatally and
trix, , a h num of men over train and
Tha in air at Montreal. • ■ ■ '•
on tin ,_ •;- -' - -.. ■'-..."• Section 2, PAGE 6
may dins win praise for heroic service .
the sk>trada's army In Nicaragua. • '-
Boill' Section 1, PAGE 4
ally c/gn In ' London becomes very .
freout. and Liberals concede loss of ,
g UC Cj.J_Sholds. T. Section 1, PAG* 2
M% MINING AND OIL % I
*./ - ' li I
y\ -Zj Madre club moves ' Into perma
nent -' quarters -. with , membership of ■
: nearly 200 . Section 2, PAGE 8
SPORTS
Mccarty ';'_ may {/ get.. ' Nelson-Wolgast'"'_,'
- V match. - since 'Hfester has . failed to ■'_ t ~
make'terms- with latter. ' ■ ->:■-::■- -
;'•-.'-, • _.;. ;■>;:;. •-.•;■";. Section 3, PAGE, 6
Wrestlers putting on finishing touches -
C for . bouts Tuesday , night -- at ". Naud '"■
--'„' Junction. '.>■. -..",;._: ':-;■ Section :3, PAGE 7
Silver * Knight wins ' New Year's handi
. cap sat Oakland; ' baby - racers make
■debut.".:' ',; ..-.■;>*■!.',__. Seotlon _ 3,' PACE 6
- Gloria defeats' high-class' field In $1500 .-• -.
- handicap , st.. Juarez at mile ln j fast ?■'.:' i
.'time. . .;..-• V ,':.-. Section 3, PAGE 6
All-Stars and Occidentals furnish prin- ■ 5
cipal I baseball I excitement . this after
noon *at Chutes. Js,^', Section '3, , PAGE «
Dates ? for* holding _ annual "college ." re-" v«-J
--: gattas ■: tn , east ■ have i been ; advanced •■ "*_>'"
.' several ; weeks. i',.. -■■'•. Section ■3, PAGE 6
. Leading '-'"'J bllllardlsts t. of ;'.. the ' country v" ~i
-. patch ■up ; differences and i many tour-,, V_
' namentg are .< being , arranged.
, Section 3, PAGE 6
Columbia university takes up boxing as ,'..'
■„, regular . sport ; and I other .- Institutions'--.;.-'
,*' ara considering; It. rt; Section ; 3,' PAGE : 7
Powers of umpires to.be/materially
» Increased V under direction iof ■ Presi
dent Lynch. ■" '. £„'.; . Section 3, , PAGE ; 7
Brighton Beach Racing association may
» cause - trouble ln' eastern ' turf circle* •',
ij, next r season. ■-'.' .\ ' 1;< V Section ;8, ; PAGE 7
' Joe Willis loses, heavily ;S In ' money -
-■. and v prestige by reason of ■ knockout, ',
Friday night (Kialto) - '■■■')
:, .._.. _-. , . Seotlon j3, , PAGE 6
Jack Johnson signs nfteen-week vaude-_-". ,
••villa., contract, -beginning;, tomorrow. »-<.
- (Rlalto). .!.'.- Section •; 3, t PAGE 6
WHWe ? Knapp, >- ones ,' premier rider In
C America, again refused -^license by _■
- Jockey i club. Rlalto.) '
jockey c.™. Section •J, , PAGE «
LOS ANGELES HERALD
SEVERE STORM
FAILS TO MAR
GREAT TOURNEY
PASADENA PAGEANT BREAKS
ALL PAST RECORDS
CHARIOT RACES POSTPONED FOR
ONE WEEK
Thousands of People Line Streets of
Crown City and See Procession
— ' of Beautiful Floral
Floats
_»■ ■,:.-■ "V
PASADENA, Jan. I.— beautiful as
' ever, the Tournament ■. of Hoses
parade was assembled yesterday
morning' In a couple of hours after a
pouring rain had stopped. - It wound its
way through streets not quite so closely
crowded as usual, but the eastern
visitor and old resident alike " would
never have known that the event had
been threatened more than ever before
ln the twenty-one years of its existence.
Because of a soft track the afternoon
program of sports at Tournament park
had to' be postponed for one week. It
Is expected that a half holiday will be
declared In Pasadena for the occasion,
and the decision of the committee to
secure one or , more aeroplanes, ln
addition to the Roman chariot race and
other sports, is expected to bring a
large crowd of outsiders. •
• Not only was the parade yesterday
as good us ever, but it was bigger than
ever, despite the fact that many out
side entries and even some from Pasa
denc. withdrew because of bad weather.
Altogether there were more than ninety
entries, and among them ■ were floats
which have never been surpassed |in
any California pageant.
Prizes Are Awarded
Immediately following v the parade
the Judges, consisting of eastern guests
at the various hotels, got together and
announced their decisions. , ■'■ ..
Revel Lindsay English, who will be
one of the charioteers at E Tournament
park, was awarded the Hogan trophy
for the best galted riding horse in the
parade../ English rode his own mount,
Highland Squirrel King. : V
The president's •cup, offered for the
most beautifully decorated automobile,
wentto Edith Edmlnson.',,- ,'*•'_.-.
Mrs. Walter Raymond was"awarded
the Victor Marsh trophy . for ■'■.'. a best
decorated -. electric ' automobile. , Mrs.;
Raymond's ■ car was . decorated i largely
with California holly berries, a medium
which has never before been used in a
tournament, and which required an
immense amount of work to bring to a
successful outcome. , • ■■..-""
The other awards made for entries
in the parade are as follows: -■;*- -
Class . A—Coach, tallyho or - drag
drawn by six. horses; flrst, Pasadena
Electric Express company. . . •
Class —Coach, tallyho or drag
drawn by four horses; first, Pasadena
Realty board. '
Class C—Floats; first, Hotel Mary
land; second, Covlna; third, Hotel
Raymond.-
Class D—Historical or representative
character; flrst, Japanese flower ! gar
den; second; Central. W. C. T. U.;
third, Out West cltyK. ! y" ,'. s
• Class Historical or representative
character; first, Paul Relnwald; sec
ond, E. B. Gunther. -•-..: '
Class Two-horse vehicle; flrst,
Hotel Green; second, E. W. Knowltorv.
< Class G—One-horse vehicle; flrst,
Mrs. W. F. Hepler; second, Isabella
Sturdevant. . ..
Class L —Tandem-saddle horse; first,
David S. Williams. , - \
Class N— Fire department; flrst, Pas
adena fire department.
Class O —Saddle pony, girl or boy
rider; flrst,. Harry Heck; second,
Glenn Cregler. '
Class —Automobiles, capacity four
or more persons; flrst, Edith Edmln
son. -, ■ -„--.'.---..-■
Class Automobiles, capacity for
two persons; flrst, Mrs. Walter Ray
mond;, second, Gaylord & Moore.
Class T— Novelties; flrst, Ezra
Meeker; second, Fred McAdam; ' third,
Willis Dees. -.-■■■'■ ■.-'..,
Class U—Burros; first, Arthur Bak
er; second, Frances Crowell and Mar
garet Guinn; third, George Guinn and-
Floy Qulnn. \ . . „
.'. Class V—Marching clubs; first, Tri
angle cadet corps of Los Angeles. .'
:/' .Schools Given Bonuses
As usual, the public school floats did
not enter for prizes, but were grunted
cash bonuses to hj*lp pay for the cost
of decoration. , The public school floats
this year exceeded the high standard
that has been set in the past, and the
entry of Pasadena high school, Involv
ing fifty-six people, i was one of • the
most -pretentious,-as well as success
ful, floats j that has ever been•seen in
Pasadena. „- ■- ._,;■_..
The high school float, which was de
signed by Principal Le Roy D. i Ely,
represented "A"-- Midsummer ' Night's
Dream." „ Shakespeare's play furnished
the allegorical material for i a dainty
handling- of' colors /which ■■'■ by -1 their
masses produced a unique effect. '-. ._'-,.-.
• At the' head .of the pageant rode a
trumpeter, followed by two boys car
rying . the : title ;of the float on a pink
banner, ».- Immediately after this came
nine | outriders and twenty-four j boys
on foot. In the large automobile which
formed - the • basis .of the float were
twenty-three ; girls ,- who, • with ; the
chauffeur, made ;up . the fifty-six par
ticipants. „' t -„ "
The ■ nine outriders . were on white
horses with ' ::. pink „; trappings. Their
costumes were also of pink and mod
eled on the lines of a conventionalized
rose. /. }_ ;-, .;■■ ..-.".;' '■/_, ■;-, '-
:'., Big Blossoms a Novelty ~'
. The footmen \ were \ clothed; like the
horsemen ' and i aleo i carried < gigantic
pink carnations, with stems eight feet
long and blossoms twenty-seven Inches
in diameter, j These 'gorgeous blossoms
were a . novelty in .'-the.-- parade*: and
brought i cries .4 of _» delight _;. from fj the
thousands of ' people along the; line of
march.- ■■. -'■-- ■ ,' - V- -■■ _°» ' ■'■* '. •'
- prominent *In .-- the. procession,, •, were
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SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2, 1910.
Beautiful Floral Pageant at Pasadena Proves
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LABOR ATTACKS
STEEL COMBINE
CALL SENT OUT FOR FUND TO
FIGHT TRUST
Corporation Arraigned as Inimical to
Toilers and ''Denounced as a ■'■
Bold Violator of the V"'
* ' - . '• '.''./•: -,;Law -•■"•; '
t ■-' «;- ".'..'■".- [Associated ; Press] ; -;
WASHINGTON, Jan. I.—Officers of
the American Federation of-Labor, to
night issued a call on its 1,540,000 mem
bers to subscribe to a fund with which
to wage a fight on the "steel trust." r
.The call arraigns the corporation'as
inimical'both to labor and to the coun
try' and as a violator of the laws. The
sum of $154,000-is to be .raised at once.'
The corporation is' termed "a boil
and daring violator of the laws." Calls
for more money will be issued as the
fight progresses.:/ ; ■'■'■ .''...-
The action -was. taken following - the
conference in Pittsburg on . December
13 and! 14 between the Amalgamated
Association of Iron and Steel .Workers,
the Tin Plate Workers' Protective asso
ciation i and the Longshoremen's | and
Seamen's unions. < Samuel * Gompers,
president' of the American Federation
of Labor, was present. "- -*'r ■„"
■■■ The call Is signed by. Mr. Gompers,
Frank • Morrison, secretary of the fed
eration, and James • Duncan, - John
Mitchell, James O'Connell, D. A. Hayes,
William D. Huber, Joseph F. Valentine,
John R. Alpine, H. B. Perham and John
B.Lennon, directors. -", ; ■'■'"' ":'-''.
Although the appeal is made by the
.federation, -.the 'funds <\ will not be
tivnecHnto the federation treasury. I All
subscriptions; are . to be | sent to John
Williams, who has opened headquar
ters in the House building, Pittsburg. '
>.; "The crowning criminality of the
trust is '■ Its s attitude ;, toward x labor,"
said Mr. Gompers in arraigning the so
called profit-sharing plan by which the
company gives its employes an oppor
tunity to obtain an interest in the vast
business. ■•"..■ '~\ " ■-?"■ -"■"•,'_, „ '■'
.•. "This plan," Mr. Gompers said, "is
a transparent ' deceit, through which a
small i minority of ., Its! employes arc
sought ito•• be bribed to! help in daily
sweating, the vast majority."
He also charged . that * the corpora
tion * pays dividends on many millions
of watered stock and that its financial
methods are corrupt' and ) Indefensible.
The t steel • corporation 'at Christmas
was »• reported to: have ,' given ii away
$1,000,000 lln • gifts _to its . employes - and
to have offered : both the common. and
preferred' stuck ito those i who j caied to
invest in them at .a little lower. than
the market quotations..
-..-.:.:-.>.:.. *:.•.«__*-*_*.«■.__*■.: r.it :
TWO-YEAR-OLD GIRL
EATS SULPHUR FROM
MATCHES; SUCCUMBS
.■'■;. OAKLAND. Jan. I.—As the .result of
ratios '■ matches, Frances >'. Bishop, 3
.rears old, died this morning at the home
of her grandparents Mr., and Mrs." ('. [_.
Italian! In -■ Twelfth [ avenue.'..-• The little
girl ate the sulphur .from the matches,
when she was supposed to be having her
regular nap yesterday afternoon. She ob
tained the .matches from ja« stand near
her bed. The little girl was a daughter
of }>'. IL,, Bishop, employed by the South
ern' Pacific railroad at Sacramento. . ' ,
FRESNO TREATED TO
HEAVY SNOWSTORM
San Joaquin River Continue* on Ram.
page and Large Tracts of Land
' :: Are Flooded—Homes - ' -
:- Abandoned
. FRESNO, ; Cal., Jan.. I.—Fresno . was
treated to a snowstorm this morning at
5:30, ! and :a \ few flakes began to j fall,
which later turned Into a regular snow
storm.-, 1 ■ "J /-": ■ :;'.."" ,:',: :'-.■' ,'.*' -..'''■_"., :
Owing to the sloppy, condition of the
streets the mow did not last long, but
house tops are covered with snow, and
the trees are bending under the weight
of the snow. ■ y * - '.:
*'Y. .'ither Forecaster Fuller Bays the
temperature fell to 36 degrees, > but did
not stay there long. •';_!•. "»i J } ■:■ • r
1 It is said this is the first snowstorm
here in sixteen years.'.
t The^an Joaquin river was fought all
last night to prevent overflowing . the
lands," but the task was too great for
the residents along the banks, and this
morning the lands of several big farm
ers were flooded, r Their homes had to
be abandoned. ' r ' . .
The - water ' flooded . the . pavilion at
Rlvervlew, but no great ■ damage ? was
done,' and from last accounts the river
was subsiding. - r <
: It is twenty years since the river has
been so high at this time of the year.
YEAR'S DAY AT GRASS
v VALLEY OPENS WITH SNOW
GRASS VALLEY, Cal., Jan. New
Year's day was ushered in with a heavy
fall -' of . snow. which. began early I last
evening and continued) until. daybreak
this ; morning. * Indications :. tonight
were for more snow.*;; In the mountain
district the fall: was very heavy, and
traffic is badly demoralized. .
1 " . • • ...»
MANY THREATEN
TO HELP STRIKE
PERHAM SAYS YARDMEN EX
PECT SUCCOR
Head if Railway Department of, A. F.
of L. Hopes for Peaceful Set. *
",'. ; tlement, but Warns of „
Danger
-..-.. -.1...-,. - 1. ....
: '.:,'.- '■ [Associated Press] j:,, v- /
: WASHINGTON. ' _ Jan. I.—"lf 1: an
amicable ■ adjustment of I the differ
ences between the northwestern rail
roads :'■ and the ; switchmen Is not
reached,- through the ' mediation con
ference ' here 'the j strike will' spread,
and. probably' 20,000 men. will bo called
out," declared H. B. Perham, head of
the railway department of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, today.
'-- "This increase" will not be I among
the !switchmen', alone, but will come
from . other •_. organizations like . .the
freight handlers, boiler makers .and
such affiliated associations. '■'.';."; "-.'...
• ; '.'The switchmen are for peace if pos
sible, but are determined on a general
strike if plans for mediation,fall.":'.
Mr. Perham»added, however, that he
Is hopeful of,a peaceful settlement. No
affiliated organizations will take sym
pathetic action pending the result ot
Mr. Perham's conferences ." with the
mediation' board, which will be ■ re
sumed ', Monday.
* The American Federation of; Labor
has left ' the'; whole .matter in .the
hands of Mr. Perham, who | is head of
the ' Order of - Railway Telegraphers
and' a member I of the executive com
mittee ' of . the federation.
, Mr. Perham ' had a short talk with
President ' Gompers of the federation
today, but his , call was 1 largely ' Inci
dent to the New Year's reception at
Mr. Gompers* home. ..*■_■ '."; •' *.
No decision has been, reached ' by
the mediation: board as | to ' the selec
tion of a third arbitrator la* the case
of the '" dispute - between, the ; , Illinois
Central and Its switchmen. /
-
SHOOTS MAN BECAUSE HE
LAUGHED AT HIS DEFEAT
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan.' I.—Because
he objected to being laughed at by a
complete stranger for ,_■_. getting ,-. the
worst of a New Year's row. in a water
front saloon,' Charles Leonard, a . min
er, today , shot s Captain = Swunsten •of
the scow schooner Albertlne. » The bul
let ' landed near * the back: of : Swan
sten's mouth, but his condition In said
Dot ? to ; be , serlous.'^Mg«nngnjßM|
OTVfll IT" _P_f lIJ I |7<U *•"' DAILY, to; SUNDAY. So
O.Li> \jrlj-Ei ' : *_-Vj__r_l__E__o . ■. ON TRAINS. ;5 ; CENTS
WOMEN AND CHILDREN
BATTLING FOR LIVES
MAY YET BE RESCUED
Storm Places Twelve Helpless Persons at
Mercy of Raging Waters of San
Gabriel River
SERVICE OF THREE RAILROADS STILL
Bridges Are Washed way and Trains from North
and East Are Stalled—Damage in Los Angeles ■
Is Heaviest in the Arroyo Seco
RESULT OF THE STORM
San Gabriel river on rampage—Twelve persons marooned in
midst of raging waters. ..'■•■ ,' "I^l^ii^f^BßlSP'fH
Herald sends .Venice life-saving crew and rescue party to Gage
station on special car. -, '" ' ~~A
" Valley line of Southern Pacific is tied up.
. Five spans \of Santa ■Fe < bridge , across the . Mojave river j- at
Barstow are washed away, stopping all traffic. J: .
Salt Lake railroad put out of business— Trouble feared in
Meadow valley wash Telegraph communication destroyed.
Westbound Southern Pacific ■ trains stalled at Idaho [ because
of big washout at Whittien^^_^^^^P^P[j_pM_|HW^__y_E^ ■ "^'
Approach to stone bridge across Arroyo Seco at East Avenue
Forty-three is washed away. ,
Salt Lake railroad bridge near Cawston ostrich farm washed
away.
San Gabriel sweeps out three railroad bridges.
LIVES IN DANGER
. List of persons .whose lives are in jeopardy as the result /of yester.
day's ■ flood In the Los ! Nietos valley two miles: northwest [ofj Downey:
.-•-.. Mrs. Bertha Armstrong and Mrs. Sarah Wells, widowed sisters, and?
Mrs. Armstrong's * : 14.year.old son. "/ *
: . Mr. and Mrs. William Paxton and their two sons.'. ;:,■ . j-'
--'k'vvMr, and Mrs. Henry Moulton (colored) and their three young children.
" - a - .*._._. .~. a. _~~_. .-_-. - .--... -.....,.-.,..■ .-..__. $.-_-_«_«„ _^_.___. 1
IiWELVE lives were in danger from the raging waters of the San i
Gabriel : river, which, swollen by yesterday's storm, had brokenj
- out of its channel and isolated four ranch houses near Gage, nine
miles southeast ,of this city, when at . 1 :30 o'clock this morning ] the %
Herald relief expedition left the ; Pacific Electric depot on a special
car provided by General Superintendent, Thomas McCafferty of the
Pacific Electric road, in a desperate attempt ;to save the 1 men, wo- "i
men and children whose homes were surrounded by a raging torrent
that no boat could cross. „ , * ■ ;W^
On the car were five members of the Venice Volunteer Life-Say- ,
ing crew who, at the request of The Herald last night, left their beds
and came to Los Angeles with paraphernalia that it is hoped will en- .
able a rescue of all the marooned and helpless people known to be
still living only because the lights from the windows of some of the <
houses could be seen at that hour. ' " V
s The Venice men ■ who made this generous ; response are First ,
Lieutenant „ George Wilde, Stanley Townsend, George & McManus,
Fred Fair and Dee Moreno. i^ When they arrived in Los Angeles,
after the hurry call, at 1 :10 o'clock this morning, they had with them.
five life buoys, seven cork jackets and a supply of strong rope. The
special * Pacific • Electric \ car No. 364 was in . charge :." of % Conducto- t
Brownlee and Motorman Robertson when at 1:30 o'clock this morn
ing it started out into the rain and blackness to take succor to the .
people in distress. '■ v . ."'-' *.
The relief party was not formed until after Sheriff > Hammel,s
Chief of Police Dishman and a score of.: volunteers and neighbors 9
had found it impossible to launch a boat and discovered that a raft (
had no chance for life in the , raging waters. 'Watchers; stationed >
along the shores of the torrent were in waiting for the rescue party f
when it left Los Angeles. \, ' , •,
With a roar and a crash that was audible for half { a 1 mile,
the San Gabriel river, swollen by the recent heavy rains and the .
melting snow ' on the . - mountain : slopes '; broke its boundaries -
yesterday morning and swept through the Los Nietos valley, wash
ing away bridges, undermining others, sweeping away, with irre- :
sistible force, I fences J and everything movable, inundating ■ approx- ,
imately 700 acres of ranch land, completely surrounding and shut
ting off three • occupied ranch ; houses, and possibly a fourth,': with
twelve known occupants, from the rest of the world. '■■"."■
After J many I heroic * attempts' had been • made .by willing volun
teers to ford I the j seething, whirling' torrent I and - reach > the. homes; i
of the imprisoned, who were frantically signaling for aid as the ris
ing water poured in the houses and adjoining barns, the effort was
abandoned ' last night after it was 'determined by experienced per- .
| sons that it would be suicidal to make another attempt. At 8 o clock
last night the rescue work was given up, to be resumed again this .:
morning at daybreak. .
Volunteers remained at the nearest point to the marooned per
sons during the night and signaled constantly to encourage them
to hold out as long as possible. " ■ ;-'\-*-' -," „
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V; Storm Records Broken \ ■.',
■, Not - since the . famous . storm, of . I^9l
has Los i Nletos i valley ■ been .visited by
such a flood, and the greatest damage
at that - time i was in . the same i spot
which suffered most in , yesterday's
maddening vortex ot _ water. ■:■■'■ i*
| All thought of property loss was for
gotten when the residents near Down
ey realized ' that "the i homes ij of < the
ranchers at * the t northwest corner of
the valley were In grave danger.:.'
'< "Word was hastily sent for volunteers
and a party headed by Arthur Darby,
cashier of the Los Niotos Valley bank,
was soon at the scene and a survey of
the torrent showed that the.best place
of vantage to reach the ranch houses,
' aboutj whloh * the s water was steadily
rising/; was a, ! point 'almost directly
west > of i Gage's . crossing f. and „":- three
quarters of a mile . west ;of the home
of former Governor. Henry T. Gage.
■" Raft _Is Constructed
All efforts to locate a boat or boats
were futile i and k a strongly built raft
was soon constructed I and _ six | persons
volunteered 'to ■ make: the -. attempt to
?|^ CENTS
reach the nearest nouse, iu_u uci-uihbu
by th" Armstrong and Wells widows,
half a * mile from •' shore. ft The; volun- h
teers were Frank Wltherspoon, a con
stable of Downey,' C. A. Harper,' A. R.
Parson. Will "_ Evans, ■ C. ; Tires, and 8.-,
A. Dlsimukes ; .._ ■ .';'■';
■ The', raft - Trad: proceeded but a. few ,_
rods from the shore when it was seized ;
in the whirling eddy and tossed about
like a rowboat in an ocean storm.": and
it was I well . that i the; precaution • had t
been ' taken (to <_ fasten |a * rope to j the
raft "otherwise ■ the occupants would •
have had a desperate, battle i for life. l-
As it - was I Tires' and : Dlsimukes J lost |
their balance i and . fell. into , the raging I
torrent and were : rescued and brought *
to shore with s difficulty. ' " ;
: It > was . seen i that 3 across i the * ranch -
land > barbed %. wire ; and,? other £ fences *
wot;, a dangerous menace to pass, ■■ and;
It was determined that unless a strong 1
boat -was-'- obtained : j the f waterboun 1
homes could. not be reached. '. V
Efforts to find a. boat were unavail-
Ing,' and shortly after 3 o'clock an;ap- ft
peal was made to Sheriff William Ham-
""'"_? (Continued on fags Seven.'

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