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SEARCH CONTINUES FOR BODIES IN TIMES RUINS
Financial Interests of City Will
Offer Reward for Times
MAYOR APPOINTS COMMITTEE
Sheriff and United States Mar
shal Assign Men to Hunt
WRECKAGE TO BE WATCHED
District Attorney Orders Photo
graphs taken for Use In
Event of Prosecution
Big financial interests of Los
Angeles will offer a very large
reward for the apprehension and
conviction of the malefactors
who are believed to have dyna
mited the Times building. The
reward, it is understood, will be
raised among the wealthiest men
of the city and shows plainly
the sentiment of the public. It
will be larger, probably, than any
reward that has ever been of
fered in California for the cap
ture of a criminal.. There is al
ready a reward of $2500, which
was posted by Mayor George i
Alexander and members of the
city council yesterday morning in
The reward of $2500 is in
cluded in an appropriation of
$25,000 made by the mayor and
city council. The remaining
money is to be spent in making
a rigorous investigation of the
cause of the fire and the detec
tion of the criminals.
Mayor Names Investigators
As a boarh of investigators,
Mayor Alexander appointed the
following committee to handle
the $25,000 appropriation: Gen.
O. J. Sweet, £. dishing, Chief of
Police Galloway, E. 11. Fosdick,
William Mulholland, Frank Gar
butt and Charles Wellborn. Cush
ing and Fosdick are experts on
explosives, while the remaining
members of the committee have
had experiences with them and
the resultant damage from their
The work of investigation was
started yesterday afternoon. The
committee first made a careful
survey of the ruins, going orer
every bit of the ground and mak
ing minute examinations before
the work of clearing away the de
bris was begun. Until the wreck
age is cleared, at least one mem
ber of the committee will be on
the scene and superintend the
work going on there. After the
ruins have been removed, the
committee will go into executive
session and file a decision.
Assistance for Officials
The county officials and federal
authorities have lent their efforts
to aid the city in running down
clews. Sheriff Hammel has as
signed several men to work on
the case, while United States
Marshal Leo Youngworth has
taken a part in the investigation
to assist the police and detective
Photographers from the dis
trict attorney's office were on the
scene yesterday, taking photo
graphs of the ruins, so that they
can be used in case of a prosecu
tion. Pictures of the twisted
girders and the pile of debris
which undoubtedly covers a score
of bodies were snapped and will
form a part of the evidence.
DISASTER VICTIM WORKED
ON STEUNENBERG CASE
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. I.—Harry L.
Crcine, one of the victims of the dyna
mite outrago in Los Angeles, was for
several years a resident of Boise, being
connected with the Dally Statesman
most of the time.
His most noteworthy work was in
connection with the Governor Steunon
berg case. He was active In running
down clews following the bomh atroc
ity that resulted In the death of the
governor, and reported the trials of
Moyer, Haywood and Pettibon*.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
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and Thousands of People Massed in Broadway Watching Progress of Search
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TIMES FIRE REFERRED
TO BY HIRAM JOHNSON
Candidate at Union League Ban
quet Denounces Perpe
trators of Crime
Hiram Johnson, Republican candi
date for governor, referred to the
Times disaster in a speech last night
at the banquet tendered him by the
Union League club, denouncing the
perpetrator;) of the crime in scathing
terms. He did not mention the name
of the newspaper, however. His ref
erence to the disaster followiM a
tribute he paid the Republican editors
of the state • their political work.
"And while I am on this subject of
the press I wish to say that on my
arrival in this city this morning I
learned that possibly a heinous oftenso
had been committed by a human be
ing. I say to you, and I say it with
the full measure of responsibility ac
cruing to one who will be chief execu
tive of the state, that if the awful
crime was committed by a human be
ing no punishment is too great, no
punishment Is too malign to be inoted
out to the loathsome individual who
committed that offense. No civiliza
tion can withstand such an attack,
and such methods should never for one
minute be condoned or excused. I am
assuming that it was committed by
Minn degenerate individual. If so com
mitted no man on the face of this
earth can afford to condone or afford
REDONDO BEACH MAN
AMONG THOSE MISSING
Charles T. Gulliver, a former Redon
flo Beach man, recently employed in
the ad setting room of the Times, Is
believed to be among the missing In
the wrecked building of the Times.
Inquiries made by his wife and friends
yesterday proved fruitless in locating
tho missing man.
Mr. Gulliver was only recently mar
ried at Redondo Bea-ch to Miss Mary
Story, who at that time was correspon
dent for the Times, while he was editor
of the Redondo Breeze, a weekly paper,
and correspondent for the Los Angeles
Herald. When Mr. Gulliver accepted
the position with the Times last Mem
day they went to live at the Majestic
apartments, First and Hope streets.
TVEITMOE OFFERS REWARD
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. I.—O. A.
Tveitmos, secretary-treasurer of the
State Building Trades council, haw of
fered a reward of $7500 for the convic
tion of the perpetrators of the Los
Angeles Times explosion.
SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 2, 1910.
Los Angeles Is Shamed
AT A time when Los Angeles is priding herself upon being.blessed with the cleanest, most
honest and most efficient city government that it has ever had, and'one of the best
that any city in the United States can: claim, it has, by the occurrence of an incredible ■
horror, been plunged into an abyss of disgrace and shame. -»
All the facts of the explosion and burning of the Times'building night before last,. as
they have been produced-, seem to show beyond the possibility of a doubt, that wholesale
murder been done by assassination, and a great property-has been destroyed by arson.
. It is impossible to find words in which to condemn the sort of thing that has brought
consternation and disgrace upon our city, has snuffed out many lives, has left widows and or
phans in its path, has injured :many other human beings who are now lying» racked with
pain and suffering, and has destroyed a great property. ' •'■.".
It was. an act of criminal frenzy which in its utter disregard- of all the obligations im
posed by the laws of God and man, and all the restraints imposed by humanity, seems, to
have been the act of a devil rather than of a human being. There also seems to be no rea
sonable doube that it is the direct outgrowth of industrial disturbances from which Los Ange
les has been suffering during the past few months. '
The Herald does not believe that the dynamiting and burning of the Times building,
and the murder of the men and women who were working for a living in that building,
was the act of any laborer of the city of Los Angeles, or of any member of a Los Angeles
labor union. During all the past history of this city which has been at times marked by
disagreements between employers and employed, no such thing has ever occurred. No at
tack has been made upon property or human life,-and we do not believe that the nature of
the laborers of Los Angeles has changed at this late day. We do believe, however, that the
act was committed by some one of the thugs that labor troubles in the city of San Fran
cisco have produced in such numbers, and whose presence in Los Angeles, and acts in de
fiance of law, have ere this marked the recent local labor troubles with a character different x
from any that the.city has ever experienced before.
BUT THE CITY MUST NOT-SIT TAMELY DOWN TO CONTEMPLATE THE
DISGRACE AND DISHONOR WHICH HAS BEEN INFLICTED UPON IT. NOTH
ING WILL WIPE IT OUT BUT ACTION AND ACTION OF THE MOST STREN
UOUS, DIRECT AND EFFECTIVE CHARACTER. If the ; lives and, property of the
citizens of Los Angeles are not safe from the attacks of San Francisco thugs, then they must
be made safe. To that end the police force of the city of Los Angeles should be increased
until it is sufficiently large to first, protect the people of Los Angeles and their property,
and, secondly, to drive from the city these criminals who have been gathering here to take
• advantage of the labor disturbances that have been in progress in this city for some time
past. There must.be no mincing matters about this. The members of the city government
cannot afford to do any half-way work in this most grave emergency.
In addition to this, an offer of reward as large as the law will permit should be made
by the city for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator or perpetrators of the terrible
outrage on humanity and on the law which has brought death, loss* distress and disgrace
upon our city and its citizens.
Loo Angeles is no place for law-breakers of any kind. Much less is it the place for as
sassins and incendiaries. .
We know the labor troubles in San Francisco have ere this been the occasion of the
toughs and thugs of that city using dynamite to wreck property and take human life. The
police force of our city should at once begin a cleaning out process and should not rest until
every man who has been attracted to the city by the pending labor troubles has been
driven from the city or incarcerated in jail. The laboring men and their employers of the
city of Los Angeles have had differences before, and they have been adjusted in time, without .
the intervention of dynamite. Settling labor disputes with dynamite is not the /Lbs Angeles
way of doing things. It is eminently the Sah Francisco way, as the past history of that
city has shown. And The Herald wants to say to the union laborers of the city of Los An
geles that if they do not wish their cause irretrievably injured, they must see to it that it is
not taken up by toughs and thugs from San Francisco, and if any such are now present in
our city, it is up to them to assist the police in sending them about their business.
Furthermore, every effort (kit money «nd Intelligence ran make mi»/h« n«ed to »nr>rehend the man or mm
who lire responsible for this horror, and WHEN THT.V AUK API'UEIII'WnKO THEY MIST RECEIVE A .IfSTICE
HO SHORT. SO SHARP AND HO COMPLETE AH WIM. MAKE- TirKllt I'ATK AN EXAMPLE Wind! UII.I,
WARN Alii SUCH FROM EVHR AGAIN POI.HTINO THE CITY OF LOS ANOKMDB BY THEIR PRESENCE.
WfMT 1! I? ('HIM • DAIXT Zc. ON TRAINS 80.
Hill V)rJ-illl V^Wlilliia. SUNDAYS fie. ON TRAINS 10a
FINDING OF BOMB NEAR HOME
OF GEN. OTIS ADDS TERRIFYING
FEATURE TO DYNAMITE CRIME
InfernatMachine Explodes When Policemen Attempt
to* Remove It from Wilshire Boulevard
#iv to Automobile Patrol
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gIpKETARY ZEEHANDELAAR IN PERIL
PETARY ZEEHANDELAAR IN PERIL
raplis; Agree That the Rapid Spread of Flames at
WljSf Broadway and First Street Disproves
c^ the Gas Accident Theory
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LIST OF DEAD
CRANE, HARRY U assistant telegraph editor, 38, married,
CARESS, EUGENE, 35, linotype operator, married, one ohlld.
COURDAWAY, HOWARD, linotype operator.
ELDER, CHURCHILL HARVEY, acting night editor. Died at the
Clara Barton hospital 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning.
FRINK, ELMER, 25, linotype operator.
GALLIHER, J. C, 40, linotype operator, married, five children.
GULLIVER, CHARLES, 35, compositor, married.
HOWARD, JOHN, 45, printer.
HAGGERTY, CHARLES, pressman.
JOHNSON, DON E., 36, linotype operator, married.
JORDON, EARNEST, 32, linotype operator, married, one child.
LLEWELLYN, FRED, 36, linotype operator, married.
LEES, HENRY, compositor.
MOORE, GRANT, 42, machinist, married, three children.
REAVES, J. WESLEY, stenographer, married. Body recovered.
SAWYER, R. L, 34, telegraph operator, married, two children.
SALADA. CARL, 32, linotype operator.
TUNSTALL, W. G., 45, linotype operator, married.
UNDERWOOD. FRANK, 48, printer, married, one child.
WASSON. EDWARD, 35, printer, married.
Los Angeles was kept In a frenzy of excitement yesterday by happening*
closely related to the explosion and fire In the Times building early Satur
day morning: In which, It Is now admitted, not less than twenty persons
An tnfernal machine concealed In a suit case was found near the* home
of General Otis at Wilshire boulevard and Park View place. It exploded as
the police were attempting: to take It to their automobile patrol.
Another Infernal machine was discovered at the home of P. J. Zeehan
delaar, secretary of the Merchants' and Manufacturers' association. It
was taken to the police station.
Many wild rumors were circulated and the city was In a foment of ex
citement all day. ' I
Late last night thousands were still gathered back of the fire lines near
the ruins of the Times. At 9 o'clock the first body was removed. It was
that of J. Wesley Reaves, stenographer to Gen. H. O. Otia. Other bodies
are believed to be near where it waß found.
ATTEMPT ON AUXILIARY PLANT
An attempt to destroy the auxiliary plant of the Times at College and
North San Fernando streets was frustrated by a night watchman, who
chased two men who were crouching near a wall just before the explosion
that wrecked the newspaper office. (
It is believed by the police the conspirators planned to have the explo
sions occur simultaneously in order to confuse the police and firemen and
cause greater loss of life and heavier property damage.
From the condition of the Times building when the firemen finally suc
ceeded in subduing the flames, experts on dynamite, guncotton, nitro-gly
cerine and various other forms of explosives believe that the explosion that
forced the floors upward, shot sheets of flame through the entire building
and bent the iron girders into shapeless masses, was caused by nitro-glyc
erine. They scout the theory of a gas explosion.
HOLE TORN THROUGH ROOF
From tho statements of those who were In the composing room oa the
second floor and those who were on the third and fourth floors of the section
of tho building under which the explosion occurred. It is believed that the
heavy charge tore a hole through to the roof.
The remarkable rapidity of the spread of the flames points conclusively,
so the experts say, to nitro-glycerlne explosion. According to them, such ex
plosive exerts pressure upward and outward. This accounts for the entire
building being ablaze within less than ten seconds after the shock rent th«
structure from the basement to the roof.
Those who escaped from the doomed building were out within less
than two minutes after the first shock. They leaped to the pavement, fell
or scrambled down the stairs, and in one Instance several got out of dan
ger by climbing to the roof, making their way to Franklin street and get
ting to the ground by means of a ladder which w.. I found on the roof.
FURNACE IN FIVE MINUTES
Five minutes after the flre started the entire Interior of the place was
a raging furnace. The heat was intense and the firemen were compelled
to keep at a considerable distance to avoid being blistered. Just as soon
as the firemen were enabled to get close they concentrated their efforts on
flooding the portion of the building near the center, where those who were
missing wore thought to be buried. _~
Tho injured who WIN treated at the receiving hospital were later re
moved to other hospitals or to their homes. With the exception of Charles
E. Lovelace, who was badly burned and suffered multiple bruises and lac
erations on his arms, legs and body, those who were hurt- are Improving
rapidly Lovelace still is in a serious condition, but the physicians who
are attending him say his condition l.« slightly improved and that he will
Within four hours after the explosion the firemen had succeeded In
subduing the flames to such an extent that mly a few spots In various
places were blazing.
By daylight the ropes which tho Poiice stretched around the wrecked
building were lined with men, women and children. Most of these wero
roliitivea of those reported missing, and piteous appeals to be allowed to
pass the lines were made to the squads of patrolmen who were detailed
to guard the streets and told to allow no one to pass without an order.
THOUSANDS CROWD AT SCENE
Shortly after 6 o'clock the anxious watchers at the ropes were aug
mented by thousands of others. The police were besieged with inquiries
for loved ones who failed to return to their homes at the accustomed time
and who failed to appear at the police station and receiving hospital when
a general search was made for all who were known to have been in tho
building at the time of the explosion.
By 8 o'clock the firemen had flooded the place to such an extent that
laborers were enabled to enter the smoldering ruins and begin removing
the charred timbers, twisted iron and chunks of brick. As the men *°u>a
curry out pieces of timber and loads of broken brick, the watchers at tna
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