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M MDER 178.
Pastors Urge People to
Attend Indignation
Grand Jurors Will Probe
Methods of Banks to
Get City's Coin
[AMOclated Pre«»] ',
T) ITTSBURG, March 27.—The Lenten
1) season, wlilcli ended today,
hob, which <ti«i<-'I today, 1m
been too ehort a season Of peni
tence for, Plttsburg, and it will be
continued with promlsp of even more
startling confessions of Kraft this
In several hundred churches today
an unusual feature of the Baxter
services was the reading of a, circular
letter Issued by a civic committee yes
terday urging the members of every
congregation to attend a huge Indigna
tion meeting to bo held some day this
, work. Sermons, too, were designed to
arouse public condemnation of such
practice! us have been revealed, Lea
nons In civic cleanliness wero drawn
by many pastors.
It having been pretty thoroughly!
established, according to District At
torney W. a. Blakoly. that at least
*102,500 km used in Influencing legis
lation, tin source of iiu money and
the dispensers of it are to be the focus
of the grand Jury's attention tomorrow
After Bribe Givers
A considerable portion or the big
bribe fund is charged to < . rtaln hanks
that sought to get city deposits. They
succeeded, hut n is the charge of the
jury, an pronounced in Its report of
Friday list, that the bank deposit or
dinanos be rescinded and the hanks,
ii foun I guilty, be deprived „f the >iso
of city money, it in known that some
represent Ltlves of the banks are to bo
culled tomorrow to testify.
tii.' sis iiiuiku named by the grand
jury ;is Involved In the scandal are
■ oltunbl i National, the Oerman
National <-r PtttSburg, the Fnrmers 1
National Deposit hank, the Second Na
tional, Hi" German National of Alle
gheny and the Workiiißinen's Savings
anri Trust company.
The directorate of the Farmers 1 Na
tional has announced that it will roiu
njfy with the district attorney's call for
Information and tlie Seomd National
has prepared a eeriltied statement
which is to he presented tn "he grand
jury tomorrow. The other bunks h.ive
i lit, n ii" to lion.
It was still unlearned tonight win 111
rr Charles Stew.it yesterday in his talk
with the district attorney told all he
lleved to know about the men
higher up. Stewart is a bRMI M lect
rouneilnian, who was ileelaretl by the
grand pury In Its presentment satur
diiv to have been the man to whom
$45,000 of bribe money was clveu at the
Hotel Imperial Hi New York.
Ccuncllmen Will Resign
The city Councils meet tomorrow.
Twenty of the present members of
the councils .ire under mdii tmeiii. It
M that some will protest their ln
nocence, hut the majority Jire expected
t.. band in their resignations as meekly
as they confessed last week.
While the hie chow continues them
is a lively side feature in a crusade
n,t all varl< tie.-; of Kraft and
wrong doinß. Disorderly houses are
being dosed up and every niKht lately
has seen a roundup of women in the
tenderloin district.
a meeting of cltlsens i» the Fort rut
ii,,tei. ;,t which a committee was
formed to further the mass meeting
plan, it was openly charged thai the
•41.1 it collected in the red ilKht district
amounted t,. $1,000,000 a year.
John il'- Klein, whose confessions
and exposure of others has netted such
:, scandal, has been ••muzzled" and la
now kept in a room at. the Fort Pitt
hotel pending disposition of his i ;ise.
lie is under sentence of three and a
half years. Yesterday ho Issued :iu
emotional appeal for clemency and aid
for his family. The authorities have
forbidden him to plvo out further pub
lic statements.
Daughter of Traffic Manager of Har
riman System, Recently Dl.
vorced from John Sunder.
land, Summoned
BERKELEY. March 27. Miss Hen
Uih Btubbl died Saturday night at (lie
homo of her lifelong friend. Mrs. B. F.
Brooks. Sllil Piedmont avenue, where
she had been slaying since her arrival
on the coast last Wednesday from
ciii.ago. Acute diabetes caused her
Miss Stubbs was the former wife of
John Bunderland, Democratic national
commltteeman for Nevada. Sim wits
the daughter of .r. c, stubbs. a vice
president and traffic manager of the
ll.ii liiiian system, and was born in San
Francisco in 1881. She was married in
Chicago in 1908, but resided in Reno,
Nov., f'"' many years. She had been
•in invalid for several years past.
Several day- ago Miss Stubbs came
i,, Berkeley to visit sehoolday friends
and relatives, and at that time se lined
well and In good spirits, despite the
recent trying ordeal in the dlvoroe
courts, where she obtained a. degree on
March i>; last.
Friend* scout tho idea that her do
in, . |je i roubles had the effect of has
tening ""' end.
p ro f .1 Stubbs, president of the Uni
versity of Nevada, is an uncle of Miss
'SlMWs"stunbs' body will bo taken east
by her father, who will arrive tomor
row from imperial.
CHERBOURG. March Marcel
Dubbin, alleged to be a dangerous an
archist, was arrested ■ hero today when
embarking on the steamship George
Washington for New York.
Los Angeles and vicinity—Showers
Monday morning, breaking during the
day. Moderate southerly wind. Max-
Imum temperature yesterday, 51 de
grees: minimum temperature, 41.
Schools of city resume Again this morn
ing after a week's vacation. PAGE ■•
Mrs. Josephine Taylor falls In two ef
forts to end her life. PAGE 3
Chief Galloway appoints John V. gte<
. executive secretary of police depart
ment, *;;•./;.."'■'-■. PAGE 1
Dr. .1 W. BrOUgher preaches Easter
sermon on "Tho Monuments of the
rtemirrec.fion." PAOB II
Spirit of Easter prevail! In T<os Ango
lc» churches; floral decorations beau
tify services. PAOB I
Hlfhop Conaty . celebrate! pontifical
- mmi for large congregation at Ca
thedral of si. Vlblana, • PAGE 8
Dr. fCbarlee n. Tjoake ipreaehos on
"■ld.' Thome of Kastor Morn" st
First Metho<li»t church. PAGE t
Many prisoners moved by Easter music
at W. C. T. U. services at Jail.
t PAGE 8
Pastof says Eastor festival vindicated
faith in eternal life. PAGE 8
Immanuel church Is floral paragon at
Eauter festival. PAOB 8
Knight* Templar observe Baiter: ad
dressed by th» Hoy. William H. Day.
Generous rainfall adds- millions to South
ern California farmers" banks accounts:
storm general throughout district. PAGE 1
Interstate commerce commlsalon views
fruit pre-coollnK plants. PAGE 3
Two men arrested after police batter in
door; charged with stealing suit •■axe.
Editorial, letter Box, Ilaskln's letter. PAGE I
Mines and oil fields. PAOB I
City brevities. . PAGE 5
Theaters and dramatic criticism. PAGE 5
Churches. /' PAOB I
News of the. waterfront PAGE I
Classified advertising. ' PAOES 10-11
Markets. ' PAGE 9
Sports.. .:'V paqi>- 6-7
Play In Annandale club's Rolf tourney -will
start today. PAGE 10
Committee Is appointed to boost rapid
transit project for Pasadena. PAGE 10
Mother and child overcome by gas In Long
Deauli bathroom; recovery Is expected.
San nernardlno Elks honor oldest member
with celebration OB hundredth birthday.
Italian laborer saved from being lynched
by Seattle mob. ,, * PAGE 1
Mlas Beulah Htubb*. former wife, of John ■
Kunderlund, the Nevada politician, and
daughter of ■! C. Stubbs. traffic manager
nf the lliirrlman system, dies suddenly
at H< ley. PAGE 1
William Cooper, grand chancellor of the.
Utah domain. Knights of Pythias, dies in .
Salt lake City. TAGS 3
EASTERN (p ■ '
Governor Ptubbn of Kansas says In speech .
mr Htuhbrt of Kanwiw nays In upcerh
in Chicago that Sunflower etui'- has
larger families, more savings banks ami
finer cities since prohibition became <•'■
. factive. . PAGE 1
Representative Mann to assume charge of
admmUtratlon railroad bill. PAGE 2
New York pollco hold youth as slayer of
ituth Wheelor. . PAOB l
(llrl and young man killed In automobile
accident In Kansas. PAGE 3
Curtl.is blplanea will bs sent after records
at Memphis meet. PAGE 1
Mnro startling disclosures are promised by
W. 11. Ilotchkins, New Tort superin
tendent ol Insurance, when the inquiry
• into legislation scandals U rosumed to
day. PAGE}. i
French club prepares rules and regulations
for aerial navigation. PAGE 1
Frank A.* Petrel says obstructions' have
lessened the flow of lava from 111 Etna,
and predicts earthquake If molten mass
(alls to break tlurough crater. PAGE S
Colonel Roosevelt requests opportunity to
meet Kgypt's native editors and gives "
nel Roosevelt requests opportuntty to
■ t Bgypt'a native ed|tor» ami Biv'
tlwin advice regarding the conduct of
their papeni; ho has lively discussion
with Arab sheik. PAGE 1
Syllabus In court case became! valua
ble to oil land locators. PAGE 3
Deal will help Kith River field. PAGE I
Operators bond Cassldy claims at Grasa
Valley and will develop property at
once.* PAGE I
High graders take picture ore from
claims at Klmbcrly, Nev. PAQB 9
Nevada oil industry begins -to look real.
New Yort Jockey club plans racing for six
days of>eok. club plann nu-in^ PAGE 6
.:, oT% PAOK 6
Southerti California amateur boxing and
wrestling tournament opens tomorrow
night. PAGE 7
Chancellor of Kansas unlverelty is op-
t cellar football, even under new is "i"
fd to football, even under now rules.
Collegiate conference makes Important
changes In football rules. PAOE 6
Trolley magnates urn signing players in
the new league. PAGE 1
English team wins another trophy st the
Coronado polo meet. PAGE I
Two Hundred Angry Residents At.
tempi, to Seize Man Who
Shot Youth
SEATTLE), March 27.—Tho timely j
arlval of the police saved Hasnunlia |
Marlella, an Italian laborer, from being'
lynched by a mob of 200 angry residents ,
of tho Beacon Hill district this after
noon after the Italian had shot and
dangerously wounded Karly xkmng, a
year-old boy, who had been 'playing J
ball In the alley back of his home.
The trouble started when the Italian,
who it Is said had been drinking, iit
taoked the boys, attempting to take the
ball from Young. A fight ensued,
during which the Italian drew a revol
ver, and shot Young In the side. Marl
ella was saved from lynching by the
arrival of the police automobile.
SALT LAKH CITY, March 27.—John
R. Winder, who.se position in tho
mon church WH second only to that
of President Joseph F. Smith, died to
day from pneumonia.
Mr. winder was first councilor of
the presidency, anil was 8S years old.
Ho Is survive,} by sixteen children,
eighty-seven grandchildren and a nuni
iii r of great-grand-children.
Grilled by Police of N. Y.
Wolter hays Never
Knew Girl
Suspect's Sweetheart, De
tained as Witness,
Knows Little
(Associated Press]
VTEW YORK, March 27.—Albert
V Wolter, the youth in the fireplace
-*-" of whose rooms yesterday were
found portions of the burned body of
Ruth Wheeler, the young stenographer
who had been missing since last
Thursday morning, was committed to
the Tombs without ball today, charged
with the girl's murder.
'At a continuation of the police quiz
to which he was subjected lust night
he persisted In his denials thai he had
ever seen the girl, ever had written to
her or knew how her body came on the
fire escape outside his window or why
fragments of human feet, bands and
arms were found in the ashes of his
Katie Miller, or {Catherine MaWer,
the girl with whom ho lived, was ar
rested today as she approached the
bouse whin the murder was commit
ted. She was reading the details in a
German newspaper as she walked,
smiling as she read.
Clings to Story
During a long cross examination she
held sturdily t.> a consistent story that
she knew nothing of the crime until
she read of it in the newspapers.
On Thursday night when she re
turned from work at the laundry,
where she earned $6 a week—and cave
it all to Wolters—she said she noticed
the stove In front of the fireplace had
been moved, the tlreboard newly paint
ed and a colored lithograph pasted
over the hole where the stovepipe lor
merly entered.
When .she asked Wolter why he had
done this he answered that summer
was coming and they would not need
the stove.
She had not even known that wolter
had received a visitor, she says, until
Pearl Wheeler, the dead Klrl's elder
sister, had called on Friday morning
to ask if Ruth had been there. Wol
ter had denied it, but the Miller girl
says she was uneasy after tho inter
view and that she became Jealous and
accused him of harboring another wo
man in the flat. Again ho denied it.
'/.^ Held at Witness
Friday morning she went'to work
again and that afternoon Wolter was
nrrettted.. The girl was cmiiHitUeJ to
the bouse of detention as a material
• An autopsy today showed that Ruth
Wheeler had been killed in the man
ner Indicated by the first superficial
examination. First, she had been
strangled with a rope and then the
bones of the arms and legs wero
broken to admit the body more readily
to the narrow throat of the chimney.
Why the cuts were made on the body
does not appear.
When she was shown tho night shirt
in which part of the charred body had
been wrapped the girl positively Iden
tified the garment us Wulter's.
"That letter W worked on the shirt
was embroidered by Albert's mother,"
she said.
She also identified tho Runny sack
in which the hend and trunk of the
victim had he<Mi placed as having been
\if«ed by her and Wulter to hold kind
ling wood.
SAN FRANCISCO, fctarch 27.—De
spondent because of* continued Illness,
John Dempsey, aged 66, committed sui
elde today by drowning himself in a
reservoir in Golden Gate p:irk. He had
been discharged from a local hospital
this morning. Peter Dempsey, %>
brother, is said to he a wealthy iner
eiiant of i.ondon, England. Another
brother, Patrick Dempsey, lives in San
Governor Stubbs Says Kansas Now
Has Larger Families, More Sav
ings Bank Accounts and
Finer Cities
.CHICAGO, March -Cow Walter
R. Stubbs of Kansas, In a speech hero
today, "put \>\>. fool on th<> nocks'* of
thoso who maintain that absolute''pro
hibition would bring commercial ruin
to a community. He cited the expert-
once of Wichita as .showing how state
wide prohibition precluded 'race sui
cide" and encouraged savings bantu
I "Prohibition in Kansas is not a re
sult of atmospheric conditions," said
, Governor Stubbs. "Tho climate had
.nothing to do with it. Reason was at
the bottom "I" it. all. Am a result the
Kansas people today are better fed,
1 better clothed,. have liner homes, lar
ger families and bigger bank accounts,
"The cry of antt-prohtbitlpnists that,
wiping out the saloons would bring
business stagnation has been utterly
refuted, I have proof by which, fig
uratively speaking, I think I have my
foot on- the necks of those who cir
culate anti-prohibition ' talk.
••it was said three years ago that
the. 'wiping out of 1 Wichita's saloons
would ruin the town. Today, with no
saloons, that town ban doubled its pop
ulation, more than doubled its bank
accounts, has better people, less crime,
more schools and more Intelligence, i I
Jsavc just received letters and tele
grams from the mayors of twenty cit
ies and towns, from twenty district
judges and from chiefs of puller, and
they all, agree . that * the day state
wide prohibition went . into effect in
Kansas was the brightest day In that
state's history."
Governor Btubbs offered to escort a
delegation of Chicago" business men
over Kansas to prove his contentions.
. . . ..!.„. (I1 iti I" mil i li ■Mill. Wllll«lliHII^I<»Tl
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire, Says
New York Superintendent of Insurance
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;?• * ■HmBHSBImHI "'
Fire Scene In New York. Snapshot at Inquiry Into Insurance Scandal, and Three of the Men Whose
Names Figure In the Investigation. W. H. Hotchkiss Is State Superintendent of Insurance, Is Shown at the Left.
At rtis Right ls"A. M. Wray and t. R. Kennedy .
Mid.Air Ports for Large Cities Pro.
posed; Red Lights on Lofty
Buildings and Flagpoles
[Associated Fressl
PARIS, March 27.— Rules and regula
tions controlling the navigation of the
air have been formulated by the Aero
Club of Franco and submitted to the
French government, as the basis tor ■
national law. . ,:'J,'> '
The code, elaborated. after much
study, alms to meet the rights and in •
.teresta of all—aeroplanlst arid balloon
ist— flying through space, and of man
and man« property on the earth below.
Following are some of the club sug
gestions: •""••
Aerial craft, whether aeroplane or
dirigible balloon, must not circulate
lower than 150 feet above private prop
erty. ' Flying above cities requires a
permit from the municipalities.
Flying In fog is not allowed, and the
transportation -of- explosives, except
hunting ammunition, Is prohibited.
The fixation of general aerial routes
is recommended a« a way of avoiding
collisions, and aeroplanes and dirigibles
should keep off a certain distance from
spherical balloons, so It accidents hap
pen to. the dirigible machines tin
spherical may not bo endangered. ""
For the protection of the aeronaut
it is recommended that the proprietors
of high buildings and other structures
be required to illuminate their prop
erty at night nt each level of 250 feet,
while electric lights strung above 160
feet from the ground should bo marked
each 600 feet with a white flag by day
and a white light by night.
Other suggestions relate to the estab
lishment of aerial "ports of access" to
large cities.....
The project is now being studied by
M. Milleraud, minister of public works.
Four Days to Be Devoted to Aviation
and Record.Breaking Attempts
Will Be Made
MEMPHIS, T«-nn.. Mi.ivh 87. An
aviation mccl lias been arranged for
April ii. 7, 8, and !l here at which Glenn
M. Curtisß, his MBtstant, C. K. Hamil
ton, and c. F. Willard will ho the prta
oipal operators of the machines.
The aviators have promised to to
to establish new records for heignt and
dtntanco. Only h«avier-than-alr ma
chines will ho eligible,
in addition to the aeroplane rac< s
there will be races between * 11• * flying
mai nines and automobiles and motor
SAN FRANCISCO, March 27. Gov
ernor Cillrii today announced the re
appolntment <>f w. li. Dennis as har
bor commissioner.
W. H. Buckley May Be Recalled To.
day to Tell More About Letters
in Regard to Legislation
[Associated l*re»»]
NEW YORK, March -The tire in
surance investigation Into legislative
scandals Involving the expenditure of
far greater sums than any named In
the AJldn-Conger bribery case, will bo
continued I:, re tomorrow.
"I have only scratched the surface
so fur." aid ■ Superintendent of In
surance Hotchkiss when the hearing
was adjourned last Thursday. "There
are other letters to be read, and they
are more Interesting than any produced
Thus fur the gold mine of evidence
has been the letter files and books of
the late George P. Sheldon, president
of the Phenlx Fire Insurance company
of Brooklyn. Sheldon for wears was In
charge of the legislative Interests of
the New York companies, and his cor
respondence with his Albany agent,
W. H. Buckley, was both voluminous
and precise.
Buckley's own opinion of his ability
to smother legislation and to gain ad
vance * Information of court decisions
has been very modest in his testimony,
but in letters to Sheldon ho put a bet
ter estimate of the value of his ser
vices. It is expected his memory will
he still further refreshed if he is called
MANILA, March 28. A report
reached here today thai a gun on the
(Tnlted States cruiser Charleston cx
i during the target practice, kiil
inc: or wounding elghi men.
The Charleston is returning to Ma
nila from Olongapo. No details of the
reported accident h»ve been received
The U. ;; w- Charleston is the flag
; hip of Rear A.dmlraJ John Hubbard,
commander In chief of the Aaiatic
dcet. Her commander is Commander
John H. Gibbons.
The Charleston is a protected cruiser
oC 9700 tons. and carries fourteen guns
In her main battery.
WASHINGTON, March 27.—Officials
or the navy department, up to mid
night, had received no word of the ac
cident on board the cruiser Charleston,
In which eight men were reported
either to have been killed or injured
by the bursting of a gun.
Rear Admiral Mason, chief of ord
nance, believes If the report is con
firmed it will be found the damage was
done in one of the six-inch turrets.
Kteps have been taken by the depart
ment to learn the extent of the accl
L«IV/"<I TJ 1 f^fYO TITO ■ DAILY. 2fif SUNDAY, 6«
SLM-it-Lht tUIILS: on trains, .-; CENTS
Brass Tablet to Mark Spot Where
Former President Received
Americans —Interest in To
day's Speech Keen
<'Ali;ii. Egypt, Ma.'.'li V. ill-view of
the tat thai several of the newspapers
of the Toung Bgypl party attacked
Colonel Roosevelt on account of his
lies at Khartoum in which he
emphasised the 1» tits of British rule
in the Soudan, Colonel Roosevelt ex
presaed the wish to have a hdart-to
heart talk with the native editors. This
was arranged tat this afternoon and
was a picturesque affair.
Smii" of the Egyptians were In native*
costume. One dignified Arab sheik! In
robes and turban, proved extremely
voluble in his native tongue. Dr. Nlmr,
editor of the Mokattan, acted as i
lator and spokesman,
colonel Roosevelt, after listening at
tentively to ti»' remarks of the natives,
addressed the editors on the power
and the responsibility of the press, ami
iho necessity for using it to pood "lids.
Colonel RooseveH has Invited prince
and Princess Eltel Frederick of Qer
many to take tea with him Tuesday,
Colonel Roosevelt and hit party today
attended the morning Banter Berviee
ut the Ens'ish church, which waa
crowded with worshipers. Later they
gave a small private luncheon in
Shepherd's restaurant and afterward
Col. Roosevelt received informally a
deputation of Copta and Mohammedans
ami leading Egyptian journalists.
' 01. Roosevelt discussed religious In
tolerance and other non-political sub
jects with his guests while they were
served witii coffee and cigarettes,
Everyone Is awaiting anxiously the
speech of Col. RooseveK at. the uni
versity tomorrow. His discourse, it is
thought, win prove an Important one.
Thr assassination last month of Bou
trous Pasha Ghali, premier and niinis
iii of foreign affairs, by a student is
expected to be alluded to fn the ad
Tonight ''01. Roosevelt attended a
banquet given in his honor by the sir
dar, sir Reginald Wlngate.
After tin 1 dinner and reception at tho
American agency Saturday ni^ht Col,
Roosevelt returned to Shepherd's hotel,
where a largely attended Venetian fete
and dance were In progress. Col. Roose
velt, however, went immediately to his
suite in order to obtain a much needed
rest after a. strenuous day.
During a conversation betwoen an
educated Egyptian and the correspon
dent of thi Associated Presii today the
Bgypttan declared Col. Roosevelt
learned more about tho Assout Ameri
can mission in two days than Lord
Crortier had learned in twenty-live
This is typical of tho impression the
Kgyptians have formed of Col. Koose
velt'i wonderful power in absorbing
the details of all subjects.
The director of Shepherd's hotel In
tends to place a brass tablet to mark
the spot where Col. Roosevelt stood In
the garden of the hotel yesterday and
shook hands with some hundreds of
Fears of Drought Allayed
by Precipitation in
Several Counties
Heavy Snowfall Blankets
Mountains — Hail
in Valleys
MORE than 1.01 Inched of rain foil
In Los Angeles yesterday and
latit night.
Southern California and Log Angeles
wore treated to a generous precipita
tion which in a number "i the higher
altitudes was transformed into hall
and sleet. Incalculable benefits were
derived from the stortn and millions
will be added to the agricultural re
turns for the season.
The rainfall began in Los Angeles
and.vicinity at 5:30 o'clock yesterday
morning, and there wan but little cessa
tion until late In the afternoon, when
the sky cleared slightly and there wan
an Indication of better weather, but
the storm was again renewed at 7:40
o'clock and indications this morning
early were for a continued rainfall,
•which, however, weather forecasters
say will be Intermittent during tho
next week or ten days, and may, In
fact, last for the next two weeks.
The precipitation has done a great
deal of good and practically assures
bountiful crops for the season.- The
heaviest fall of rain for the storm In
Los Angeles occurred between 10:05
o'clock and 10:07 yesterday morning,
.12 of an inch falling In two minutes.
The next heaviest fall occurred be
tween 9:30 o'clock, and 11 o'clock In the
morning. ' i ' * ,
The only damage so far ascertained
was to the fine, new Easter bonnets
which many women wore to church'in
defiance of the showers.
The rain originated in a storm at
sea off the central coast of California
which developed Saturday night.
Southeast warnings were displayed at
all ports on the California coast yes
terday. The storm was similar In
many respects to that which occurred
at the same time last year.
Records show comparatively littlo
rain fell in 1909 until March Hi up to
which time a precipitation of 1.11 inches
was recorded.
Twelve Inches of snow fell at Mount
Lowe yesterday and the mountain and
surrounding country is blanketed In
white. in Rubio canyon, at the foot
of the mountain, and around the Alpine
tavern, there is two inches of snow.
Guests of the tavern yesterday morn
ing engaged In a battle of snowball-.
that waged for an hour. Last year at
this time 2600 persons visited the moun
tain from Loa'Angcles- to Bets the snow;
and a small riot ensued from small
hoys pelting the crowds, in which car
windows on the Pacific Electric cara
were broken.
Beach Traffic Halted
Yesterday's rain seriously affected
the Sunday traffic to the beach towns
around Los Angeles. Strong winds
blow along the coast and the sea ran
The. government's weather gauge it
Venlco showed a precipitation of .78 of
an Inch, while at Redondo Beach the
precipitation is given as more than
an inch.
Santa Monica experienced one of the
heaviest showers of the season. After
the first shower the sun came out for
a short time and raised the hopes of
women who wanted to wear their
Easter bonnets. Dark clouds gathered
while they attended the services in the
various churches and a heavy rain that
lasted for an hour met them as they
emerged. At 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon a total of .91 of an Inch had.
fallen making 12.34 inches Cor the
season. The storm, while benefiting
tho farmers, worked a hardship and
expense on Santa Monica merchants,
who had made big preparations Cor tho
reception of crowds from Los Angeles
on Easter day. The two beach hands,
under the leadership of Prof. chiaf
rarelll and Prof. Gregory, hud planned
to give sacred concerts, but these were
postponed because of the unfavorable
weather.. Few persons visited any of
the beach towns from Los Angeles yes
terday and the open air amusement
places were closed and deserted early
In the afternoon. ■ Hundreds of auto
parties that had been planned for tho
beaches Were broken up.
Farmers generally are. radiant he
cause of the storm. Pomona counts no
loss from the rains. From 7 a. m. to
7 p. m. 1.19 inches of rain fell there,
giving a total for the season of 18.80
inches. Up to an early hour this morn
ing it was still showering, with much
snow In the mountains.
The rain fell steadily at Badlands,
recording a precipitation of .71 inch,
with every indication of more. Farmers
are relieved of all worry occasioned
from fear of a possible drought.
Long Beach Visited
A heavy downpour ol ruin, accom
panied by high wind, visited Long
i yesterday. Rain bcgim falling
;ii aso o'clock in tho morning. Thi
gauge recorded -Vr> of an Inch »t 5
o'clock In the afternoon, bringing the
season's total to 10.10 Incl
Rain, snow and hail featured yester
day throughout the, San Bernardino
valley. An even .60 of an Inch was
added to the season's total rainfall In
San Bernardino and outlying district*.
Snow is falling In the mountains, and
along the Foothills blizzard.-: prevail
now lino coming below the Arrow.
head. Fruit interests are threatened
should the weather clear suddenly, be
cause of the immense amount ol
banked In the mountains.
Rain began falling early at San
Pedro, and all forenoon there WM
most a steady downpour. The gaug<
at the I'i.ini Kirmin lighthouse regie
tered the amount at .96 of, an in. li. Th<
rain was accompanied by considerable
wind, and there was a heavy swell at
sea. The revenue cutter , Pony was
anchored off ijong Beach and was com
pelled to eek shelter in the turning
basin. The torpedo boats Paul Jones
and Qoldsborough also soughi protec
tion behind the breakwater. Thi
rainfall for the season at San Pedm
amounts to vi inches, compared witii
17.68 inches at this date last J
'li.ii B. Parker of Now York and Mr-.
Vtirk«r arrived hero today. Mrs. I'ui
kor Is ill.

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