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NUMBKK 143. I lllV^ili . 'iXf KjllilX 1 O PEB MONTH
Cars Torn from Rails
and Burned by
3000 Extra Police Or
dered Sworn—Riot
Act Enforced
PHILADELPHIA, Fob. 20.—Rioting
in' every section of the city fol
lowed the attempt of the Phila
delphia Rapid Transit company to
operate its lines here today.
Passengers and crews ■wore driven
from cars by infuriated mobs of strike
sympathizers, and In nearly a score of
instances the abandoned cars were
burned or otherwise destroyed.
At nightfall every car was with
drawn from service. Stern measures
were adopted by the police to quell
the disorders. Five persona were ar
rested charged with Inciting to riot.
Two women were shot by stray bul
]< Is, and many injured persons were
taken to hospitals.
Mayor Keyburn tonight, ordered Di
rector of Police Clay to swear in 3000
additional police and issue a proc
lamation enforcing the riot act.
The executive committee of tho cen
tral labor union this afternoon pledged
both moral and financial support to
the strikers. They also decided to call
a sympathetic strike of every union
man In the city in case the authorities
put into effect their threat to operate
the cars with policemen and firemen.
In the morning cars were run on
every line with little difficulty except
in the mill district of Kensington,
where cars were stoned by mobs.
At 11 o'clock transit company offi
cials announced cars were running on
their regular Sunday schedule. Short
ly afterward riots were reported from
scores of widely separated localities.
In thu southern section a mob ot
boys drove a conductor and motor
man from their posts and, after the
lour women passengers had left the
car, set it on fir. . The car following
was Stopped also and was being Bet
on Hie when a detachment of police
and a chemical engine reached the
In this s:imn section Mary Devlin,
1« years old, was shot in tho leg when
the' police iired their revolvers In an
effort to cheek the mob.
In the usually qotet residence section
Of West Philadelphia mobs for a time
baffled the police. Iron bars and
siones were piled on the tracks and
several cars were wrecked. Mounted
police wire powerless to disperse the
mobs and a fire hose was brought into
Contradictory claims are made by
the opposing forces as to the number
of men on strike. Leaders of the street
car union say that 6200 of the 7000 em
ployes of the transit company have
left their cars. Officials 6f the com
pany say that 3500 of their employes are
loyal and that regular service will be
resumed at daybreak.
Strike-Breakers Imported
The importation of 175 strikebreakers
from New York led to an attack on
the barns and many offices of the com
pany this afternoon. Windows were
broken by tho mob, which was finally
dispersed after thirty-five arrests had
been made.
The most seriously injured person
was 13-year-old Viola Heaven, shot in
the abdomen by a stray bullet from a
policeman's revolver as she was step
ping from her house when a mob was
attacking five cars in front of it.
George Feltsaup, a nurse, also was
struck by a stray bullet when hasten
ing to a train. His condition Is not
' Transit officials say that twenty-nine
oars were wrecked, two completely
burned and one partially burneu to
day Two thousand, six hundred and
eight car windows were smashed.
Union leaders say they will force the
company to arbitrate. They charge the
company has for months, by a series of
petty persecutions, been endeavoring
to force the union to strike, and finally,
by discharging a largo number of union
men practically declared a lockout.
■Wonderful attention to details was
shown by those engaged in wrecking
and burning cars. Before the car was
burned at Twenty-sixth and Wharton
Ktreets a. freight car on a nearby sid
ing was forced across the street to
block the possible arrival of tire en
gines Tho pins were withdrawn from
car wheels and every precaution taken
to prevent the moving of the car after
the torch had been applied.
Before the ear at Fifth and Somer
set streets was set on fire it was raised
from tho tracks by stone blocks.
Strikers and their sympathizers are
displaying more bitterness against the
company than at any time in the
strike last summer. At no time in the
former strike, was the rioting so wide
spread, nor were so many persona on
"iged in attacking tho cars.
Unlike, the previous strike, men with
union buttons were found in tho mobs
today everywhere, and they are
charged With being the ringleaders in
many disturbances. Moro rioting is
expected tomorrow.
ci id ers of Mayor Rftyburn to swear
in 3»00 additional polic* have embit-
I. ,-cd Uir men.
vi,,.■>, iHfT«»«l*v Is b*>ln» nxuericncci
by friends of those arrested In today's
riote in finding the prisoners and in
eetting copies of the charges. It is
claimed thut prisoners are being sent
to station houses far distant from
places where tiio arrests take place.
\K\V YORK, T'Vh. :'O.- Surface car
employes said liere tonight that all
trurtlon employes of tho city am or
.■ ini/.iiiK secretly and "ill present de
inanda for wage lncreiM»« when they
feel ,-,mditlons warrant. No action will
1,, taken until 50 per cent of tho em
ployes Join.
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy Monday, with occasional show,
ers; moderate south winds. Maximum
temperature yesterday 63 degrees;
minimum 44 degrees. '
Teamster sits on keg of dynamite,
saturates his clothea with coal oil and
waits lor explosion. FA<;i£ 1
Passion Play to be gfvon Its flmt dresa
rehearsal tonight tit Temple audi
torium. PAGE IS
Bishop Conaty preaches on thought thnt
man and God have business with
each other. PAGE IS
Handsome Westlake Presbyterian church
■ dedicated wlth\ appropriate cere
monies. PAUB 1!
Minister I c,r T.os Angeles Fellowship
make* pli.a for spirit ot love. . I'ABB 1!
A. .T. Goldberg arrested In I*os Angelea
for. theft of beer cargo and man by
■anic nama held In Arizona is re
leased. I'AUE 3
South Pasadena planning great time for
"Flag day" Tuesday; big crowd ex
pected. PAGE 3
Five men needed to suhdun crazed pa
tient who broke straps at receiving
hospital. . PAGE 3
"Aviation week" teams of Y. M. C. A. ■"■'
take a rest: appeal to business men Is
issued by President Letts. PAGE 3
Burglars reap rich harvest; eight rob
beries reported to police. PAGE 3
Blanche Walßh, noted actress, advances ■
plan to endow hospital for poor. I'AGE 5
Two women killed and man fatally in
" jured when Santa Fe Umlted crashes
s. Into motor car at Azusa. - ■ PAGE 1
Yiima land seekers ask Secretary Bal
linger to rcstoro original order- of
"tint come llrst served." - „ PAG 2
Methodist Sunday School convention closes
with ' Interesting semlon at First church. -
Editorial. Letter Box, llaskin'.s letter.
Music. . PAGE B
Mines and oil llelds. PAGE'O
Automobiles. PAGE 8
Sports. . PAGBH 6-7
City brevities. PAGE 5
Classified advertising. PAGES 10-11
Shipping. . PAGE 9
Churches. I'AGE 12
Deaths. PAGE 10
Thoaters and dramatic criticism, PAGE 5
Program completed for Tournament
park sports at Pasadena tomorrow.
'.;«.;. PAGE 10
Maf-ona and Elks participate in last
rites for tbe late Samuel J-*. Lent at
Long Beach. PAGE 10
Liquor Interests prepare to opposo antl
saloon faction in San, Bernardino. •
William Pratt expected to die as result
of injuries tallied by fall at San .-
Bernardino. ' PAGE 10
Ventura prepares to oppose removal ot
county H&at to oxmird. PAGE 10
H. W. Taft discusses policies of auniin- -~
,'lstratlon, and says party pledges will
bo carried out. PAGE 10
Members of B'nai B'rlth meet at San
Francisco in grand lodge session. PAGE 5
Man Joins twenty churches In San Jose
and Is arrested for defrauding pas
tors. PAGE 1
Francis Fry. British "chocolatn king,"
throws new light on life of Mls» J*u
cille Clerk, who -was found dead in a
New York hotel. I'AGE 1
Carpenter ties girl's hair around waist
and kills himself ,wlth revolver. PAGE 10
Pacific Improvement company of San
Francisco buys Guatemalan road.
California steamship lino will operate
vessels between coast points. PAGE 10
Asiatic Exclusion league to carry its
, fight into Los Angeles. PAGE 10
Sonoma county district attorney employs
explosive expert to work on Burke case.
Negroes offer Insult to mourners at
funeral of victim of race riots at
Cairo, 111., and trouble exDectod. PAGE 3
National conference of Charities and
Corrections to be held In St. Louis.
.s PAGE 3
Financial outlook in New York stock
exchanges Is improved. PAGE 9
President Taft and congress urged to
equip the army with airships and
balloons. PAGE 1
Tart forced to yield to party and an
nounces he will bo satisfied if four
administrative measures aro passed.
'\ . PAGE 2
Senator Tillinan Improves rapidly and Is
a!<)>< to converse with physicians. PAGE 2
Confession to robbery of bank at Ford,
Kus.. said ti have been secured by
Bheriff. PAGE 2
Chairman Conners of New York Demo
cratic State commkteo says ho does not
Intend to resign. "-■./.. PAGE 7
Coroner believes that Miss Lucille Clerk
died of blood poisoning In New York.
Methodists In Homo discuss Fairbanks
Incident with Vatican. . . PAGE 3
Americana help to dofeat Madrlz forces
In battlo at Cllmao, Nicaragua. PAGE 1
Premier Asqulth fills vacancies In minis
try and parliament opens today.
Shipping along coast of British lslss in- . .
terfcrred with because of storm!).
N • . PAGE 5
liK.vptlan premier shot by fanatical stu
ii' in; may recover., PAGE 5
Zelaya, at Madrid, says United States is
responsible .for his troubles. . PAUK 7
President Jlam of defunct United States
Banking company of Mexico City is
taken to Belem prison. PAGE 7
Jarhidße camp in Nevada attracts, many
■Minn of gold. rA'.;i<; 9
Two outfits contend for oil lands In
Bucna. Vista district. PAGE 9
Santa Fe railroad may - Jbuild Una to •
DevlVa Den. . -. '„. PAGE! 9
Black Mountain company may resume
operations. ; . „ page 9
i Jim Jeffrien and party left rrlsco last;
nlglit and will arrivo on Owl thin -
morning. .' . FAGE 6
i Nrlson anil Wolgast flnlHh tralnlng'by,
lioxltiE with sparring partners at
Jeffries show. ' ■ PAGE 6
Attell and Conley wind up work by
strenuous period of training and hoth
are close to , weight. PACIR 6
Oalvt'M wins at .luare». whllo I'rank
. Mulllns anuexep , Mexican selling
stakes at same track. PAGE 6
Occidentals beat Trllbys 1 to 0 in series
of names for state championship.
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Numnrous amateur and . Boml-profes
. slonal hanelie.ll , club* play out their
• schedules. , f PAGES 6-1
British "Chocolate King"
and Wife Befriended
Miss Lucille Clerk
Fry Declares Woman Was
Member of Prominent
Family in England
[Special to The Herald.]
SANTA BARBARA, Feb. 20.—That
Miss Lucille Clerk, whose mysterious
death In New York Friday puzzled the
authorities and gave rise to the belief
that she had been poisoned, had never
been in America before; that she had
given up the idea of coming to Santa
Barbara, and that she was a chance
acquaintance of Mrs. Fry's in London,
were the statements today of Francis
Fry, the English "chocolate king," at
his palatial residence here.
Mr. Fry has been in Santa Barbara
over five weeks, but until this after
noon had not been located.
Mr. Fry, who, with his wife, has
been in California since September,
did not hesitato to tell all that he
knew of the life of Lucille Clerk.
The Frys met Miss Clerk in London
last June, and the two women be
came attached to one another with
the result that Mr. Fry, in a benevo
lent mood, offered to pay Miss Clerk's
way to America, where she hud never
been before, but where she.had al
ways longed to visit.
In New York Mrs. Fry introduced
Miss Clerk to Mrs. Hawks and all of
her American friends, with two of
whom she Is reported to have dined
the night before she became sick.
Only a week was spent in Now York
by the Frys before leaving for Cali
fornia. This was at the Hudson-
Fulton celebration.
They reached California in the early
part of September, and the Frys spent
Borne time at the Portolo festival in
San Francisco. Mrs. Fry is a Cali
fornia girl and has a wide acquaintance
In the bay city. • . ~
Leaving San Francisco in the latter
part of January, they came to Santa
Barbara, where for a time they had
apartments at the Potter hotel. On
account of Mrs. Fry's health they took
a house in the fashionable section of
the city, and Mrs. Fry stated yester
day that they expected to stay ■ until
July or later.
Met Her in London
In • connection with the Frys' rela
tion with Miss Clerk, Mr. Fry said:
"We met Miss Clerk in England last
June, shortly after the. return from
Australiar-., She was a poor' girt, trat
had wealthy relatives. Her father was
an English army surgeon in England.
On account of this she had been
thrown a great part with the nobility
of Europe, and especially with Lady
Hastings, of whom she was a par
ticular friend. She was an excellent
linguist and had always had a desire,
so she told us, to see America and
determine for herself Just what the
American men and women were like.
She had no relatives in America. She
had a small income, but not sufficient
for her to travel as extensively as she
would like. On account of this I
offered to pay her steamer passage to
"When wo. reached Now York Mrs.
Fry Introduced her into the best so
ciety of the city and she became popu
lar at once, probably because she was
of a different nationality and a very
brilliant girl. •, Anyway, the matrons
of the . metropolis took to her imme
diately, and In a few days she was a
favorite and much sought after. . > ,
Expected Her to Come
"When we left New York for the west
it was with the understanding that
Miss Clerk would visit us in Santa
Barbara. This was entertained until
only a few days ago, when Mrs. Fry
received a letter from her stating that
she did not feel like spending the fifty
or sixty pounds that would bo neces
sary to come here for a six weeks'
stay, which she had decided upon. In
the letter she also stated that she
would in a short time go to India,
where she had brothers in the English
civil service.
"The next news that was received
from her was a telegram from New
York telling of her death and asking
where her relatives were, which in
formation we gave. Her mother, she
stated in her last letter, was with her
cousins at Prestonpans, Scotland.
"Miss Clerk was a model of the
English woman athlete. She rode ex
ceptionally well and was a brilliant
golf player. I doubt if 1 ever saw her
with the blues, and it is preposterous
to think that she would commit sui
cide. When we left she had had no
American love affair that would cause
such a thought to enter her head.
"My wife was greatly saddened over
her doath, as the two had become
great friends in the short space of
three months that they were to
"However, we could not say that we
were intimate or lifelong friends of
Miss Clerk. My wife, greatly inter
ested in her, and I, a traveler, we
asked her to accompany us to Ameri
ca, and later extended an invitation to
her to visit us here."
Mr. Fry is now the controller of tho
Fry chocolate Industry, which his an
cestors established in 1720. In England
he is on intimate terms with a number
of tho nobility and all of the heads
of the great Industries. He has been
to America thirty-two times, either
for pleasure or In the interest of his
[Special to The Htnld.]
NEW YOKK, Fell. JO.—Mystery sur
rouddinK the death of Mlaa Luclllh
Pennyculck Clerk, which occurred In
Hotel OrenobU last Friday, is not yet
wholly solved, but today Coroner ll' I
lenstein announced the belief that the
cause „f death was blood poisoning; re
sulting? from an ab«cea».
noth coroner and phyilclan, Dr.
Philip o'Hanlon, denied the Btntement
credited to tlir former that the Kill
was poiHoneit by gome subtle Baat In-
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Madriz' Forces Under Gen. Vasquez
at Chinao Are Driven from the
Field —Two of Uncle Sam's
Subjects Wounded
[Associated FressJ
BLUEFIELDS, :.'eb. 20.—Americans
took an active part in the battle be
tween the insurgents and the Madriz
forces at St. Vicente, and at least
one American was wounded seriously.
They were under Capt. Victor (.or
don, with Gen. Mena, the contingent
being known as "the American Scouts."
The wounded man is William Wil
kins, who joined the provisional from
Panama. A steel bullet struck the
cartridge clip swung across his shoul
der near the heart and deflected, pene
trating the arm and leg.
Another scout, (.}. T. Bushby, was
bruised when a stone from behind
which he was firing was shattered by
a cannon ball. Kushby was thrown
twenty feet, but he went back to tho
In a dispatch ho has sent here Capt.
Gordon says the battle began Feb
ruary 15. The insurgents reached
Chinao February 18, when, after ten
hours of desperate attacks and counter
attacks, the enemy under Gen. Vas
quez retired to a secondary position,
from where they opened a desultory
artillery fire that ceased at 10 o'clock
in the morning.
According to Capt. Gordon, Vasquez
was beaten, although his 600 men out
numbered the provisional forces two to
one. Vasqi sx can receive no reinforce
ments, and when all of Maturity's
men, who are expected hourly, arrive
Gen. Mena will assume the aggressive
and will attempt to drive Va3quez to
ward tho lake.
Early in the morning of February IS
the enemy's guns demolished Mena's
left trenches, drawing out his force,
including the Americans. Mena re
formed and recaptured the place. The
enemy then opened in front of a new
hill, but Mena executed a flanking
movement, causing tho government
troops to retire in great confusion.
They abandoned many rifles and nar
rowly saved a Maxim. Some of Vas
quez' personal effects were taken, and
tho general himself escaped only by a
close margin.
Battle Fiercely Fought
The flerceness of the battle ii indi
cated by the fart that two of Menu's
nuns we're disabled. Another was twice
dismounted, hut each timr replanted,
doing effective execution. Mena'B loss
was twelve wounded. Gordon thinks
(he enemy's loss was heavy, as their
asvtuUa were delivered acroM open
spares in the face of artillery.
When the enemy withdrew, Frank
Reynolds, at the head of live other
Americans, hotly pursued them, cross
ing within fifty yards of capturinK a
Maxim, when his men were compelled
to denlet At times the bulleU, ihelli
and shrapnel came so thick it was dif
ficult to see because of the dust. Orw
of the. enemy's Maxim's was captured
by assault this neliiß ti Deration in
which Wllklns was wounded He was
carried to the rear by comrades In Urn
imdst of a hail ot bulli tS.
i >[u-c iiki Americans ran out of am
munition and, before a new supply
came were compelled to defend
(Cuutlnurd OB l'sge Tut"
Efforts to Save Him Enrage Fred Wil.
bur, Who Had Made All
Preparations to
After saturating his clothing with
coal oil Fred Wilbur, 46 years old, a
teamster employed by D. W. Donegan,
a contractor, sat on a box containing
twenty pounds of dynamite and at
tempted to commit suicide in a corral
where he keeps his team at 827 Califor
nia street by exploding a fulminate of
mercury cap attached to thirty feet of
fuse which was connected with the ex
plosive. Wilbur was knocked from his
seat on the box and suffered innumer
able lacerations on tho face, head, body
and legs. Tho fuse was extinguished
by persons who were attracted by the
The injured man was taken to the
receiving hospital, where his wounds
were dressed by the police surgeons.
He. was questioned closely by the phy
sicians, and will be detained for exam
ination as to his sanity.
Wilbur found the dynamite and caps
in the harness room at he stable where
Donegan's teams are kept. He gath
ered the stuff yesterday afternoon, took
it into the corral and then made ar
rangements to end his life. He first
took the dynamite and buried it be
neath a pile of hay. Then he fastened
a fulminate cap to the fuse, which al
ready had been connected with one stick
of the giant powder. This done, Wilbur
procured a can of coal oil and poured
It on his clothing. He then took a
small sledge hammer, and, seating him
self on the hay above the dynamite,
began beating on the cap to explode
it. After several attempts the cap
was exploded, and Wilbur 'fell back
ward with the blood oozing from nu
merous small- lacerations on his face,
head and body.
The cap ignited the fuse, and it was
spluttering on its way to the charge
of dynamite when another teamster
who was in the barn rushed out and
stamped out the blazing fuse.
Wilbur became angered when lie
found that he was in no danger of
dying, and wanted to convert himself
into a human torch, but did not suc
ceed because no one in the crowd that
gathered would give him a match.
At the receiving hospital Wilbur told
the police surgeons that he formerly
was an inmate of Patton, but had been
discharged from the place several years
ago. He said ho has been drinking
heavily recently and attributed his de
sire to end hia life to too much booze.
After being in the hospital a short
time Wilbur began to show symptoms
of vio)enee, and he \v:is strapped to a
cot and will be watohed closely. Ho is
; unmarried.
PEKING. Feb. 20.—Great Britain and
Franc* %»ve made joint formal and
friendly recommendations to China
that that government should not pro
reed with the Chin I'hoo & Aißun rail
waj scheme without taking into con-
Mderatlon the wl»b,e.s of Hussia and
Japan. x
SINGLE liE^&^^f^^i
Taft and Congressmen Are Urged to
Put Military Force on Modern
Basis by Buying Flying
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—President
Taft and the members of the senate
and house are being besieged by aero
nautic enthusiasts, who are urging on
the authorities the necessity of sup
plying the military and naval forces
of tho United States with war balloons
and aeroplanes.
It has been pointed out to President
Taft and the legislators by General
James Allen, chief signal officer of
the army, in charge of the experiments
in aviation; Cortlandt Field Bishop,
president of tho Aero club of America,
and other men interested in the sub
ject that the United States is far be
hind other nations in the matter of
military aeronautics.
Tho army of this country has one
dirigible balloon and two aeroplanes,
and the navy has none at all, whereas
Germany has now in military service
fourteen dirigibles of six different
models and five aeroplanes, France
has seven dirigibles and twenty-nine
aeroplanes, Italy three dirigibles and
seven aeroplanes, Russia three dirig
ibles and si,x aeroplanes, Austria two
dirigibles and four aeroplanes, Eng
land two dirigibles and two aeroplanes
and Spain one dirigible and three aero
Altogether it is known that European
military and naval forces are today
equipped with thirty-two dirigibles and
fifty-six aeroplanes. One of the Brit
ish aeroplanes is the Cody machine, in
vented by Colonel S. F. Cody, formerly
an American citizen, but now a Brit
ish subject.
The Japanese are devoting much
time and money to experimenting with
military balloons and aeroplanes, and
plan to equip their army witli all mod
ern devices in the way of airships.
Prisoner Accused of Obtaining from
Pastors Money Under False Pre
tenses Asserts "Preachers the
Easiest Game in World"
SAN JOSE, Feb. 20—As tho result of
an Investigation Instituted by the Paa
tors' union of this county,' Albert Nler
or San; Francisco was arrested . today
on a charge of obtaining money under
false pretenses.
Nior was captured by the officers at
the German Lutheran church and ad
mitted that lie has been earning a liv
ing by joining churches and borrowing
money from the pastors. . The man has
become a professional at the game and
boasts of having affiliated himself with
twenty churches within tho week. - •
On the plea that he Was a newcomer
in town and that his family was in poor
circumstances, Nier succeeded :in ob
taining' small cash advances every
where. , He ' is said Ito ■ have been I ar
rested on a similar charge in. San Fran
cisco two years ago, and it was a local
preacher who had recently come from
San Francisco who recognized him and
exposed his swindle. i .-» ,■ "> ■.;',»<
« "Preachers! are. i the easiest ' HUM ►in
tho world," ' Nier .'confided to tho chief
, of > police tonight.
Santa Fe Limited Train
Crashes Into a
Motor Car
Bodies of Victims Are
Mangled by the
TWO women were killed and
a man was fatally injured
when the California Limited
train on the Santa Fe crashed
into an automobile at Azusa sta
tion at 5:30 o'clock yesterday;
ow, 1625 North Fair Oaks av
enue, Pasadena.
private nurse, 155 Marengo av
enue, Pasadena.
Charles A. Eiikson, 30 years
old, a hoarder at the home of Mrs.
Martin, who suffered a compound
fracture of the left leg, both hips
broken, head injured and bleed
ing from the mouth indicating in
ternal injuries. At Santa Fe
In the automobile at the timo of the
crash bolides the Injured were O.
Louis Anderson, president of the An
derson Realty Investment company of
Pasadena, and Howard Martin, 8-year
old son of Mrs. Martin.
Anderson was driving the car and
escaped with few scratches. After ac
companying the injured to t<OB Augelea
he was abJo to leave for his home, 109"
Chicopee street, Pasa<^na. Young
Martin was in the front seat of tho
auto with Anderson, and although
hurled many feet by the force of the
impact was not injured.
Inspecting Real Estate
The party, under guidance of Mr.
Anderson, had made an auto trip to
inspect real estate in Azusa which Mrs.
Martin contemplated buying and was
on its way home to Pasadena when
struck by the train at the crossing: Just
below the Azusa station.
The place is considered dangerous, as
tlie road crosses the railroad track
diagonally and a lumber shed and the
depot obscure any view of trains
bound for Los Angeles.
The limited train had just rounded
the long curve and was on the straight
away going at a speed estimated at
fifty miles an hour when the auto was
discerned making the crossing. Al
though the brakes were applied, it was
too late to prevent a ciollision. The
auto was struck in the rear and com-
pletely demolished.
Anderson, the driver, and young Mar
tin were hurled from the car, but the
other three occupants were directly in
the path of the big locomotive.
The .sound of rasping iron, the
crunching of tho woodwork of the auto
and the shrieks of the women wero
heard above the roar of the train.
Within a hundred yards the train was
brought to a standstill.
The occupants of the auto were scat
tered in all directions.
Woman Killed Instantly
Mrs. Martin was dead when picked
up, having been instantly killed, as
she s--it on the side facing the engine of
the train.
Miss Mcßwen was picked up twenty
feot distant, unconscious, and forty feet
away Erikson was found. After re
covering from the shock. Anderson and
young Martin were able to walk, and
Anderson assisted in caring for the in
The body of Mrs. Martin was left at
Clark's undertaking rooms in Azusm,
and Miss McEwen and Erikson wera
placed aboard the train, accompanied
by Dr. J. E. Hill, and a record run
ni made to Loa Angeles.
As the result of a telegraphio dis
patch two ambulances from Bresea
Bros.' undertaking rooms were, wait
ing at the Santa Fc station and tho
two injured persona were ruahed to the
Santa Fe hospital.
tt was seen that Miss McEwen. was
the more seriously injured, and whilo
the hospital nurses were preparing to
operate, she died on the operating table.
Death was caused by a compound frac
ture of both legs, a broken back and
multiple injuries about the head. Her
legs were crushed, the bones protrud
ing through the skin.
Believed Fatally Hurt
Mr. Erikson was found to be suf
fering from a compound fracture of tho
left leg from which the boue protrud
ed both hips broken, eyes closed anil
bleeding from the mouth, indicating in ■
temal injuries or a possible basal
fracture of tho skull. At his own re
auest he asked that the fractura of
his log be reduced, stating in his con
scious moments, he believed he would
din and did not wish to buffer unnec
essary anguish.
Mr Anderson after finding the ex
tent of the accident left for his home
in Pasadena, and tho Martin boy, un
aware that his mother was dead, was
sent to Pasadena to be cured for by
The body of Mrs. Martin was sent
from Azusa to Pasadena last night.
Mrs. Martin had recently sold her
home, 1625 North Fair Oaks avenue,
and was intending to invest the pro
ls of Ihe sale in real estate In
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