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Victims of Frightful Poisoning Horror, in Which Ten Are Dead and Two Are Dying I \ »?" •* ■ ■ 5f / I 1 tt\ ■' ■ ©Tfc # x* ''"^ ***1¥" *e**\ -■'. "'^«f mii m \ \\\ ■ sKfc^* / ///. \ llX^lran^*''"*^ t>&&ZW lit a TEN KILLED BY PTOMAINE POISON (CoDMnurrt from fair On«l children died was filled with relatives and friends, and the air became foul and heavy, giving them little chance for life. The doctors were without many Instruments to handle the cases, and It is thought that had the vianns been rushed to a hospital iij the city at the first symptoms mujiy lives might have been saved. B Preciado, one of the sick men to night, worked all day yesterday as us ual, feeling no ill effects from eating the poisoned pears. Today, when he heard that several of his relatives had died, he apparently became frightened and declared he felt ho was going to die. When asked If he felt pain, he replied negatively, but insisted that he could not get well. This afternoon symptoms of the poison developed, and it was feared he would not recover. His wife, Mrs. Julia Preciado, ate little or none of the pears and did not complain of poison vi. to a late hour this afternoon. Gloom Over Community Practically all of the Bpanlsh families 6* Santa Monica and Sawtelle are re lated In pome way to the poison vic tim"?. The news spread broadcast ;imong them as each one of the unfor tunate eight members "f the family died has cast a pall of gloom over the community which will require consider able time to efface. This is the worst family tragedy recorded in the history of this section, and the fact that it tiffecta the descendants of one of the oldest Spanish pioneers lends added in terest and sympathy on the part ot every citizen of Santa Monica and Saw telle. The physicians and nurses who have teen working to relieve the sufferings of the poisoned family, declare posi tively that ptomaine poisoning Is ac countable tor the tragedy. Doctors C w. Peek, <>. A. Fielding and A. B. Jlromadka of Sawtelle; W. S. Morten sen of The Palms, and J. A. Balseley, I>. S. I.indsey, Parker and E. C. Fol som of Santa Monica have all been I UadHy engaged In this work for the poet twenty-four hours. Miss Grace Evans, trained nurse, who cared for the Garcias today, said to night that all symptoms observed by her pointed to ptomaine poisoning. Se vere convulsions and pain which in variably accompany metallic poison- \-- t * .; ■ ' - . - , ■' . " Upper right—Mrs, Dolores Garcia and her 9.year.old ion, Frank Garcia. Both are dead. Upper left—Three.year.old Alfonso Garcia; dead. Upper center—Mrs. Garcia D'Valdez, grandmother; dead. Lower center —Garcia family at recent dinner In Santa Monica. Of this group Frank, Ramona. nnioree md Alfonso Garcia are dead. Lower left —On the right are shown Mr. and Mrs. B. Preciado, both of whom are living. Lower right—Mrs. Guadaloupe Fernandez and Alfonso Fernandez. The former is dead. ing .vere lacking, according to Miss Evans. The victims apparently would be perfectly clear mentally until within a few minutes of the end, when the nerves of the throat would become paralyzed. In addition to this, in case of metallic, poison, a more rapid de velopment of the symptoms would have been noticed, according to physicians. City Marshal Young of Sawtelle in vestigated the case. He declared that it looked to him like a case of pto maine poisoning. s "When I began my investigation," said Marshal -. Young, "I thought it might _be .a.case of poisoning with felonious intent. I asked all the mem bers of tthj party about the feast, but because of their grief and pain I could • get no Intelligible answers. At first I was told that twelve members of the party had eaten of tlje fruit. Later the number was changed. I suppose accurate information cannot be obtained Just now. I feel confident It was a case of ptomaine, however." Mrs. Valdez said before she died that she-prepared the pears. Shi said she turned -them out in a saucepan and when she tasted them they were sour. She boiled them and then served them, thinking they were all right. :: She stated that the pears turned black while be^ng boiled. fc^*^^^^^*^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^**^^M*^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^***^*^^^^*^^^*^^*^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^j^^^^^^T^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^2^^^^^^3^^^^MM^^^^^^^^^^^^^SMSSS^^^3^ jp' flflOvl* *^r* J^ttV^ y\.* m t >uu 1111 *** 11 API. 4H| QT iSm NATIONAL FOREST CUT IS ENORMOUS [Special to The Hfiralc].] WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.— "The total cut of national forest timber during the year was nearly 400,000,000 board feet, of which over 100,000,000 feet were given away under free-use permits." says the secretary of agriculture in his last annual report, which has just been made. The timber acquired un der free-use permits was used By set tlers, schools and churches within the fore.st.-i. The secretary says that the Ipti from timber sali $700,000, and continues: "Free use of timber was hea Idaho, with over 18,000,000 boat followed by Montana, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, with amounts rang ing t'r.nn nearly 17,000,000 to less than 10,000,000 feet. California, Wyoming and Oregon had each a free-use cut of between C.000,000 and 7.000,000 feet. The remaining national forest states fniiiiw with lesser amounts. •■Of the timber cut under sales Mon tana, (urnithei *Irl v M or 13 per cent; California 88,000,000 LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY S, 1910. PROF. WILLIS MOORE WEARIED OF BURDEN WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.—Denying that polar politics or dissension in the board of management or any similar course was responsible for his deci sion, Professor Willis r,. Moore, for five years president of the National Geo graphic society, which organization passed favorably on Commander Peary's north poll records, today ad i b letter t" each of the board of managers declaring that he does not wish the board again tv consider his name in connection with the i ■ ;dency. or 11 per cent, and Idaho 35.000, --000 feet, or 10 per cent. These amounts correspond to the following percent ages of the estimated stand of na tional finest timber In each state: For Montana, three-tenths of 1 per cent; tor Colorado! tour-tenths of 1 per cent; for California, fuur one-hun dredthi of 1 per cent; tor Idaho, one tenth of 1 per ' i nt. In other words, I the cutting Is far within the growth capacity ot the forests." MANY SECTIONS HIT BY STORM DTRANGO, Colo., Jan. 4.—Southwest • Colorado, particularly the mountains, I Is In the ,qr:is|> of another storm. All wires are down in many sections', and railroad traffic is at a standstill. Considerable snow has fallen since Sunday, and many snowslldes are run ning. Over the private telephone line nl the Ban Juan Power company comra the report of a slide at Snenandoah, in which lour men are reported to have lost their lives. This report is uncon firmed. It is known that one man lost his life in an avalanche which swept by the lowa mine, near Silverton, Sunday, damaging the mill. The tracks of the. Denver & Rio Grande between this city and Silver ton are covered in many places with snow to the depth of fifteen to twenty- five fret, and no trains have been oper ated for leveral days. It will be weeks before the lino can be opened. The Rio <Jr;:.ne Southern Is blocked betwei 11 Rti 0 and Ophir. Cherry creek, an ordimrily diminu tive .stream, that flows through a low section of Denver, Is now filled with ;in Ice jam that alarms business men and residents, For a quarter of a mile the stream is choked with ice that threatens to sweep all bridge! before it. The Jam la now piled high about the Logan street bridge and the back water floods many houses. A forre of men li trying to break the blockade. GRASS VALLEY EXPERIENCES COLDEST WEATHER IN YEARSI GRASS VALLEY, Cal.. Jan. 4.— Every water pipe in Grass Valley, In cluding the fire mains, wil frozen solid at sunrise today, when the ther mometer registered eight degrees above zero, the coldest weather recorded here in many years. A repair crew has been at work all day thawing out fire mains. A strong north wind has swept this Bectlon for hours, over miles of frozen! snow, and ploneen declare it is the coldest winter in the history of this section. The camps In the higher mountains i ut off by the snow from supplies. Stages running out of Nevada City have bin placed on runners. Cattle throughout this section are suffering for lack of green feed and j traffic along the streets of the towns I is dangerous, owing to a coating of ice. TRANSMISSISSIPPI VALLEY IN GRIP OF SEVERE STORM I KANSAS CITY, Jan. 4.—Snow and | sleet fell over the greater portion of the transmississippi valley today, ac companied by a cold north wind. In lowa and Nebraska the storm took on the proportions of a blizzard and rail way and street car traffic suffered. In the south<»es>rthtre was no seri- j ous interference with traffic, although the fall of snow and sleet in Missouri, Kansas and northern Oklahoma was the heaviest of the season. GALE SWEEPS ATLANTIC COAST NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 4.—With the wind blowing from 36 to 48 miles an hour from the northwest the Virginia, Carolina and Maryland coasts were .swept today by a winter gale with! high seas which made it dangerous I for all shipping caught at sea. A number of sailing vessels put into , Hampton Roads. SNOW STORM GRIPS IOWA DICS MOINES, I^wa, Jan. 4.—Des Monies is in the grasp of a sevflM snowstorm today. Trains are late and street car service Impeded, Zero tem perature accompanies the storm. CAR SERVICE PARALYZED LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 4.—Street car nervice here is completely paralysed, tin- lines to the suburbs being snowed in. — SNOW AND SLEET FALL TOPEKA, KM., Jiit. 'I.—Six inches i lien here and Is accom- ] can led by driving llact. ' 10571.' BDWY.4944^^ Broadway COR. 4th. LOS ANGELES. Store Opens at 8:30 and Closes at 5:30 Over 4009 New Waists Entered in the Year's First Notable Event. A /Sl|in Trade Winning Value-Spread at J vt Five distinct styles in bright new lawn and lingerie waists, cleverly embroidered and trimmed with lace. "Also cambric and percale waists in dress and tailored styles. ■ c • A bold and noteworthy assemblage of truly remarkable values in the Waist Section. A sale that we planned for months ago. A sale that will bring crowds to the department. The values are beyond your greatest expectation at the price. Indeed, you'll find it difficult to solve how it is possible to buy the material used in the making of them, to say nothing of the work manship. It's the big trade feature for today. Another Big Day Today I Men - S 25c Fancy Hose I January SilK Sale 19 C With such prices as we here quote on the most desired and popular silk fabrics we do not see how any woman could fail to realize the economy you shouldn't stop at a pair or two importance at this event. Today will find varieties almost as attractive at this price; rather buy half a us Tuesday " dozen or a dozen. Come in pretty as iuesaay. light and dark colors In plaids, At 39c • At 69c * At 59c stripes and various designs; full Choose from attractive Beautiful. rich black Among «he B e~ .re fine '"hl»ned, fast colors. Today. llKht dark and medium milting and waist i.if- fancy taffetas, fancy mci- pair life. colors In neat Email fatal, with a medium salines. Imperial weaves, In designs and ntrlped of- .oft finish. TheM silks self-colored effects, black Men's 25c I^l -feet. a. well as pin wore" purchased undo:- ami white stripes and ""i' v ,' I / C checks and the clever most extraorinary con- plaids, as well as striped Handkerchiefs I_W2 V 1 Jacauard design*. In dltlonn; "i Inches wide. messallnes, overshot with this January Sale at, Priced In the January self-colored dice dots. Yard That's two for the ordinary price yard 39c Sale at, yard. 690. 69°. of one ; silk and linen quality, light _ ' „ _ _ and dark colors; neatly hem- Factory E*?ds of Broadcloth stitched; to be worn in the coat factory jelticis 01 jaroaacioiii PoC ket. Today, each n^. Here nre the particulars of this remarkable 1787-yard purchase of % Men 's coat Z' c - tory ends of broadcloth. Here wo can only give you the details. Big men S fk^f variety of choice colors: Sweaters at. , \JOV> 18 Io k Yard Koft'n: 1 larf \\\l7. .'Tl^' ]\ ".*. \'.'. " l'?.'.'.'. '% All sizes from 34 to 46, In gray 3v IS Itt Yard £™itl»' Yard :::::::. ""<• bodies, with blue and maroon front J%to«HTa?d_SSSl;?Sd:;::..:..": el; b_nd«,-_bb_i cuffs and large pe*n 2% to »' Yard Lengths, Yard **00 buttons. Men's Annex, today, 65c. Saving's Average ore Then Half ■ L — — —J J — _ .ZIZ "~ ' i I ■ __ ■ !___ _pH| Vw JB V- r^l_. __BS__r k-'--'* * X '* __R__sP^^^_G_fl____i Ee^B _*!^ '»■'*'«' Z^fe__. The largest subdivision ever placed on the market in Los Angeles, compris ing 1300 lots— s2 City Blocks! In the beautiful Southwest. A Whole Loaf Is Better Than Half a Loaf Why LOAN your money at 1 per cent, 6 per cent, or possibly less, when you can INVEST it with perfect safety and make from 12& to 25 per cent? A lot in Vermont Square will earn from 125. to 25 percent profit yearly in advanced values. Lot owners in Vermont Square have made this profit in the past, are doing it now, and will continue to do so. THIS IS NOT HOT AIR, GUESS WORK OR EXPERI MENT. See Vermont Square. Investigate our claims. Talk with the property owners. The sooner you invest, the greater your profit. - V LOTS $650 UP—EASY TERMS NO TAXES TO PAY UNTIL OCTOBER, IUO Discounts for the Home?.';?. f;; VERMONT SQUARE g££SB n i l » T» £'*. eashi Five ncr cent nues. Take Grand avenue car on Broadway marked; -BuJder's.Benefit £■* F ide oi he gag S^aßl'l^W first five houses in any block, completed within .est Forty-eighth Street," and get off at Normandie six months from date of purchase. ' avenue. Agents in/raiting to show the properly. MAIN 1340. 416 PACIFIC ELECTRIC BIDG., HOME F5978. CAWtSBECMER,Tract Agent, Phones: Home 29086; West 3 63. TRACT BRANCH OFFICE. SOUTH 3557.