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EXCITE LOS ANGELES
THE TEIES BUILDING DESTROT
ED WITH LOSS OF 19 LIVES.
-Vcn. Otis, Owner of Paper, and Other
Responsible Heads Assert Disas
ter Work of Labor Interests.
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 1.-An at
tempt to destroy the residence of Gen.
Marrison Gray Otis, publisher of the
los Angeles Times by means of an
infernal machine, was made late to
-ay, following an explosion which
-early today caused great loss of life
and destroyed the buildings and plant
of The Times, entailing a loss of
mearly $500,000, and a suspended ef
fort to blow up the auxiliary plant of
that paper.' A powerful infernal ma
chine was also found today in the
residence of Secretary Zeehandelaar
of the Merchants' and Manufacturers'
Accuse Labor Unions.
Gen. Otis, who is on his way home
from Mexico, and the other respen
sible heads of The Times, unequivo
cally charge The Times ",ullding dis
aster and the narrowly averted it
ternts at further destruction of life
and property to labor union sources.
With equal emphasis, the leaders of
vnion labor repudiate the accusation
and offer all aid in their power to de
teci the culprit.
This afternoon The Times made
p,.blic the following telegram from
"Your wire with its terrible ne ws
rea(hed me this morning. I a.a
amazed at the deeperation of the crirn
inal conspirators in destroving Th.
Times building and slaying its local
defenders, whose loss I deeply de
plore; but The Times itself will live
,on, bravely defending the vital and
essential principle of industrial fr'
-1 L nder law, which must yet tri
umph in the entire nation.
(Signed) "Harrison Gray Otis."
Had Fought Unions.
For .20 year%., following a quarrel
with the Typographical union and the
changing of The Times to a non-uni0n
paper, Gen. Otis has fought unionism
-with every resource at his command
HIe has been seconded in this fight by
the Merchants' and Manufacturers' as
sociation, whose secretary was the
object of the attempt at dynamiting
today. Feeling ran high i.h-cughout
the city during the day over The
* ~ Times disaster and was augmenuted by
the discovery that a dynamit bomb
had been found under the residence
cof Secretary Zeehandelaar. The pub
lic reached a state of alarm and con
* sternation when the attemnt to blow
up GZen -Otis' home became knowyn.
The Otis home, known as "Tne Bi
vouac," stands on Wiltshire avenue
tin the most fashionable quartern of the
city. After the finding of the internal
-machine at the Zeebandelaar resi
dence, Detective Rice was sent to
"The Bivouac" to search the prem
Foud Inferral Machine.
Aided by Charles Focuen, the gard
ener, he found a suit case hidden in
a bunch of vines under a bay win
dow on the side of the house front
ing Westlake park. Detective Rice
ielephoned Chief of Police Galloway,
who went immediately to Gen. Otis'
isuse. Chief of Police Galloway want
ed to take it to the police station with
Rice insisted on opening it there
and finally stuck a knife through the
sided of the case. A buzz of mechan
ism was heard insiae and smoke oozed
'Convinced that the suit case con
--ained a bomb, Chief Galloway or
d-ered the infernal makhine rushed
.over to the park where its explosion
- could do but little damage.
* Carried It Away.
-1-Ce pickea it up and dashed across
street. Putting it down, they sped
away, and put about 100 feet between
them and tlfebomb when it went off
with a crash that threw the entire
iielghborhood into a panic.
The explosion tore out a portion of
the curbing of the street paralleling
the park. Branches of a tree directly
reerhead were torn off together with
~a portion of the park fence. A plat
-:glass -wind shield fronting a porch in
the Otis hom~e also was shattered.
-Rice :si the infernal machine
jei,ghed about 50 pounds.
In the Otis home at the time of the
explosion were Mrs. Harry Chandler,
daughter of the general, and a rela
-t:ve, Mrs. Booth, and the latter's two
Rice hurried back to the scene im
Inediately after the explosion to look
for any possible clues. He found frag
mnents of 'the suit cases and shattered
portion of the clockwork which form
ed the exploding mechanism of the in
The Other Bomb.
The infernal machine fon.nd at Mr.
Zeehandelaar's residence was comn
-posed of 15 sticks of giant powder
att-ace to a fuse and set by clock
u ork te -xplode at 1 o'clock in the!
morning, the same hour at which the
explosion occurred in The Times of
The bomb was first discovered at
the Zeehandelaar home by a* servant
who called an officer. Had not some
part of the mechanism failed to work,
the house would probably have been
demolished and the inmates killed.
Assistant General Manager Chand
ler of The Times says that an attempt
was made to blow up The Times aux
ilary plant at College and San Fran
cisco, a few minutes after the explo
sion destroyed the main building.
Almost a Panic.
The succession of tragic events and
the rumors of other attempted out
rages set the populace of Los Angeles
In a state of mind bordering on panic.
Hundreds of policemen and detectives
were busy in every direction running
down clues and endeavoring to find
the perpetrators of the crimes. Only
two arrests were made and there is
little indication of complicity on the
part of the prisoners.
The president of the local Typo
graphical union issued orders that
union printers may work in conjunc
tion with the non-union printers of
The Times in any of the local news
paper offices in setting up copy for
The Times. This was announced af
ter consultation of the union men and
the managers of other newspapers.
The city council in special session to
day appropriated $15,000 for deter
mining the cause of The Times explo
sion and provided a reward of $2,500
for the capture of those respoisible
for the crime.
The death list of The Times build
ing will probably total 19. There are
four known dead and 15 missing,
whose bodies probably lie in the still
smoking ruins of The Times building.
In addidtion there are about 20 in
jured, some of whom may die.
The original suspicion of the police
that The Times building disaster was
due to a heavy charge of a high ex
plosive was circumstantially confirm
ed by the finding of other bombs and
the statements of those persons in
the buildings or nearby at the time
of the explosion. It is also almost
certain that the explosion occurred
i! a narrow alley that separated the
two buildings occupied by The Times.
Foreman Graybill of the compos
ing room, in which the full force of
the explosion was felt and where the
greatest direct damage was done, is
firmly of the opinion that it was due
to dynamite in the alley. His state
ment is the clearest yet obtained. He
"I was standing near the centre
of the composing room when all at
once a terrific force from below seem
ed to raise a section of the floor clear
to the roof. The upheaval came be
tween two linotype machines. Frames
and broken timbers flew in all direc
tions. The force of the thing was in
Grant Moore, a machinist, was di-I
rectly over the spot where the impact
came through the floor. His body was
Eurled ag-ainst the ceiling.
E. A. Jordan, a head-setter, and E.
W. Wasson, a galley man, were near
est to him and they, too, were hurled
against the ceiling of the composing
Every one of the typesetting ma
chines was thrown and hustled in all
One Hundred and Fifty Entombed in
Mine at Paula, Mexico-Disaster
is Caused by Two Explo
Eagle Pass, Oct. 1.-One hundred
and fifty miners, possibly more, are
entombed and believed to be dead in
mine No. 2, at Paula, Mexico, in the
Las Esperanzas mining district, op
erated by the National Railway lines
of Mexico as a result of two explo
sions, presumably because of an ac
cumulation of gas last night and ear
1.y today. The men entombed are
mostly native and Japanese miners,
although the victims are said to in
clude several Americans.
At the time of the explosion the en
tire night shift, estimates as the num
ber varying from 150 to 3,000, were'
all at work. Of these none had reach
ed the surface at a late hour today.
In all probability all are dead.
The second explosion occurred
shortly after a rescue party had de
scended. That this was killed is
However, information reaching
here is not official. No official state
ment has been issued.
William Hollis, mineral agent for
the government railway, under whose
supervision the mines are conducted,
has proceeded to the mines.
Paula is located near the town .of
Musquiz in the State of Coahuila. An
explosion occurred in the same mine~
a year ago, several hundred Mexican
and Japanese miners losing their
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Maple Camp, No. 437, W. 0. W.,
meets every first and third Wednes
day eveLing at 7.45 o'clock. Vift
ing brethren are cordially welcome.
D. D. -Darby,
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nesday night in Klettner's Hall, at
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J. J. Hltt, Clerk.
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Visiting brethren cordially invited.,
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Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. M.,
meets every second Monday night at
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* Fred. H. Dominick,
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.Golden Rule Encampment.
Golden Rule Encampment, No. 23,
. 0. 0. F., will meet at Klettner's
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Pulaski Lodge, No. 20, L. 0. 0. F.,i
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Bergell Tribe, No. 24, L 0. R. I,
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Cateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P.,
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