Victims of Frightful Poisoning Horror, in
Which Ten Are Dead and Two Are Dying
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TEN KILLED BY
(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
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-
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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
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.
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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."
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
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
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
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.
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 ,
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. '
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Over 4009 New Waists Entered in the
Year's First Notable Event. A /Sl|in
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Five distinct styles in bright new lawn and lingerie waists, cleverly embroidered and trimmed
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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