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VOL. XLin NO. 202.
OALAHA, FRIDAY MOttNING, FEBRUARY 20, 19.14 TWELVE PAGES.
On Trtlni and at
Hotel Raws Stands, 80.
SINGLE COPY TAVO CENTS.
OF FINANCE RAISES
De Lama Says Dictator Now Has
Enough Money to Stay in
ULTIMATE TRIUMPH IS SURE
He Says Inteest on Bonds Will Now
BENTON IN JAIL IN JUAREZ
British Government Asked to Secure
Release of Rancher.
NEUTRAL ZONE AT T0RRE0N
General A'llln Iloliln Conference
Trlth Amerlcnn Consul tn Ar
ranKC for Protection of
NEW YORK, Feb. 19. Ailotfo Do La
Lama, Mexican minister o finance, ar
rived here today on the steamship Kron
Prlnzessln Ccclllc on his way to Mexico
City from Europe, where he obtained
funds to meet Interest payments due on
government bonds In January and April.
He said ho was returning to assist the
lluerta administration- Ho will not visit
Washington. lie said that. In his opinion,
the funds obtained abroad, more than
$30.000,'000, would bo sufficient to contlnuo
Huerta In power Indefinitely.
President Hucrta is U10 only man, the
minister said, who could restore peaco
In Mexico. HlaS ultimate triumph, ho
added, was certain. Ho declined to com
ment .In any waypn .this country's policy
toward Mexico. " "
Villa In Holding: Ilenlon.
Eb PASO. Tex., Feb. 19. A long tele
gram concerning- the case of William S.
Benton, who disappeared In Juarez Tues
day night, was sent to the British am
bassador at Washington from hero today.-
The case has aroused great Interest
here. Denton, who Is a mine owner and
ranchman. Is considered wealthy. Ho has
nown Francisco Villa for many years.
and his wife nnd friends hope that the
rebel general Is merely disciplining him
for his outspoken protest against rebel
depredations on his estate.
Benton's remarks to Villa, whom he
called a bundlt, were deliberate. Exas
perated by what ho considered wanton
damage done his ranch by rebels, Uonton
spoke to friends of-his Intention to tell
Villa just what he thought of him. "He
is still a bandit, and I'm not afraid to
'tell 'him so to his face," Benton re
Talking with reporters today Oeneral
Villa, inadvertently indicated mat aen
ton. was stilt In hla hands, but he checked
himself before further Information cduld
be gained.'" '
"What do you think of a man who
would come over here with a six-shooter
and threaten me?" demanded Villa.
" I think he ought to be shot," Inter
posed an officer listening to the conversa
"Well." added the general. "I have the
nix-shooter here in a box."
Yesterday Villa told reporter and
others that Benton was not under arrest
nnd when today he said that he had
Benton "safe" he laughed at being' de
teetcd In the previous deception.
When told that the British ambassador
had been appealed to the rebel leader
''I don't give a d "
Neutral Zone nt Torreon,
JUAREZ, Mex., Feb. 19.-General Fran
cisco Villa, the rebel commander, agreed
to the proposition for a neutral zone at
Torreon In a conversation over the tele
phone with General Hugh L. Scott today,
"I am willing to do anything to protect
the noncombatants," said Villa to the
American general. "I would be willing to
have the battle outside of the city It the
federals would agree, leaving citizens safe
in melr homes."
Details of the plan are being worked out
between George C. Carothere, vice con
sul at Torreon, representing the State
department, and General Villa,
Carothere and Villa were In conference
today andMt was tentatively agreed that
a , big ranch outside Torreon should be
equipped to care for all refugees during
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Unsettled, probably snow; warmer.
5 a, ni 13
6 . m 12
T a. m 13
8 a. m 12
9 a. m...., 13
10 a. in U
U a. m IS
12 m 19
1 p. m 20
2 p. m 14
3 p. m X.. 26
4 p. in 26
i p, m M
6 p. m 26
7 p. m
8 p. m 2G
Comparative Local Record.
1H 161& 1312 1911
Highest yesterday... 25 Si S3 25
lowest yesterday 11 27 26 16
Mean temperature M 21 30 20
Precipitation T .00 .00 T
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal;
Normal temperature 25
Deficiency for the day 7
Totaf oxcees since March 1 ..1,214
Normal precipitation 02 inch
Deficiency for the day 02 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1.... 34.56 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4.67 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1913. 4.83 Inches
Deflelenev for enr. nrfnt tui- 1
' . fw.v.., Mui.(,,n iiitiica
Report from Station at 7 1, M.
Elation and State Temp. High-Rala-of
Weather 7 p.m. cat. fall
Cheyenne, pt. cloudy 40 46 00
Denver, pt cloudy 40 62 00
Des Moines, cloudy 24 u '09
Dodge City, cloudy 30 30 !oo
Landor. pt. cloudy .-r36 4s ,u)
North Platte, cloudy 30 30 .01
, Omaha, -cloudy 24 :M T
Pueblo, cloudy 42 41 00
Bait Lake City, rain 42 ill ,a
e'anta Fe. snow , 22 04
Sheridan, snow so v, 02
Sioux City, snow ,20 t
Valentine, cloudy . . . . 2S 30 .03
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A A EL8H, Local Forecaster.
BRANDED DENIES CHARGE3
Takes Stand in Defense of Damage
Suit Brought Against Him.
WAS WITH RISELEY ONCE
Defentlnnt Testltlei (tint with Kx
ccptlnn of One Mtxht lie Did
Not Siiriul Any Time with
Athur Urandets, millionaire proprUtor
of tho Brnndels stores, took tho witness
stand yesterday afternoon to defend him
self against charges, which If substan
tiated would be of criminal nature, made
by Mrs. Nellie Paul, who Is suing him
for JKO.000 damages, and her son, Clar
ence Itlsley, on whose evidence sho rcllf.1
In her case
After answering preliminary tiuestloita
which developed tho history of tho
growth" of tho firm of J. 1.. Drandels &
Sons In Omaha, of which he Is tho only
surviving member, Mr. Brandcls made .
positive denial of the Itlsley boy's
Previous Indications that the defcns.J
would present evidence tending to show
that the boy's statements that he had
spent many hours, at night with Mr.
Brnndels In tho Brantlels Thcitcr build
ing in the fall of 1912 were not true with
the exception of election night were ver
ified by Mr. Brandels' testimony and by
other evidence Impeaching tho boy's
Itlsley previously testified that he first
met Mr. Brandcls In the store; when ho
went with another young man to carry
a letter (rora the Humane society to Mr.
Brandcls, the letter having been mlssent.
Itlsley fixed this date -as early In Sep
tember and asserted that he had mot
Mr. Brandcls frequently during that
Mr. Brandels asserted that tho letter
was brought to him and ho first saw
Clarence September 30 and was corrob
orated by the records of the Humane so
ciety and by the fact that his secretary
had Just returned from a vacation nnd
was present at the time of tho Incident
of tho letter.
Telia Where lie Was NlKhtly.
Beginning with October 1, Mr. Bran
dels,, testified of his whereabouts on
every day and night up to election night,
showing that during that period he could
not have been with the boy. He fixed
tho dates as follows: October 1 his wife
arrived from Now York and they lived
In his apartments on the eighth floor of
tho Brandels Theater building until Oo
tober 6. On that date, having bought a
home for his 'sister at Thirty-eighth and
Cass streets, ho and his wife and his
sister and her son moved Into this home
and ho was thero and at homo every
night untll'Octobor 17.
On October 1? he went to Chicago, and
returned October 19 to his family. On
October 23, his wife returned to New
York. We continued to live at his sis
ter's homo and to stay at the house every
night until October 39. On this date he
went, to .Chicago, and returned Noycm.
ber 2. That, night and the next nights
Until Noveirifce? 5, he Was 'at his sister's
On' election, 4ajrtl9i2. Mr.- Brandels testi
fied, he tofdlKffVtMar, Mrs. Herman
vu.iii, uiui lie wouiH' return name laie
that night, because h desired to learn
the returns. She made. him promise to
stay over night at his .downtown apart
ments because she was afraid to allow
him to come homo late, her husband hav
ing not long previously been murdered al
most at his own gat. Mr. Brandels
agreed to do so. That night he went to
a theater with Charles Courtney, stopped
in front of The Bee building to read tho
election returns, and went to his down
town apartment. His story was inter
rupted here by a recess taken until
of Jessie H. Stubbs
Mrs. Jessie Hardy Stubbs of the Con
gressional' union, also started something
when she came to Omaha. Her little In
terviews with the local newspapers do
not meet with the full approval of, the
Omaha suffrage leaders, and the execu
tive committee of the Omaha organiza
tion has given out this statement:
"The executive board of the city central
committee wishes to make the following
"That the attitude of the Congressional
union, as expressed by Mrs. Jessie Hardy
Stubbs while In Omaha Wednesday, !a
not the attitude of the Omaha suffragists.
The Congressional union Is not at tho
present time a member of the American
National Woman's Suffrage association
The Nebraska association, which does be
long to the National, adhere Btrlctly to
the National's avowed principle of non
partisanship. They recognize that there
I are suffragists In all parties. They oppose
no party as a whole because a portion of
Its members cannot be counted among
Sent to the Senate
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. - President
Wilson today made these nominations
United States attorneys: Clatfde It,
Porter of Iowa, for the southern dtstrlc
of Iowa; William W. Ray of Utah, or
United States marshals: . Chares . Tt
Walton of Fresno, Cal., southern district
of California; E. R. Moore of Iowa
northern district of Iowa; Nicholas JT.
Reed of Ottumwa, la., southern district
of Iowa; Aqulla Nebeker of Utah, dls
trlct of Utah; James E. McGovern of
Wilbur, Wash., eastern district of Wash
FINE ARTS SOCIETY .
WOULD BUY TURNER HOME
The Turner Home, at Thirty-fourth and
Farnam streets, Is looked upon with
favor by the Omaha Society of Fine Arts
j as a home for the exhibits. Jho price set
un me jirui'crijr vy 1110 oaiaie is w,um
At a meeting of the society Thursday It
was decided to try to negotiate to buy
the property. A committee was appointed
to see what could be done about raising
the necessary funds,
WEAR GUNS ON STAGE
Two Officers and Private of Col
Quard Enter itk
PROTEST THEY ARE ON DUTY
Veteran Sergcant-at-Arms Won't
Stand for Display.
SOLDIER DISARMS TO TESTIFY !
Witness Denies that .He Had Seen
Any Persons Killed.
HAD CONVERSED WITH EVANS
lit Conversation with Representa
tive, Whose Identity He. Dirt Not
Know nt Time, Told Thrill
TRINIDAD, Colo., Feb. 19.-Tvo offi
cers and ono private of thu Colorado
National Guard who wore big revolver
when they entered tho room where the
congressional investigation of the conl
strike was In progress this morning wero
ordered by Scrgeant-at-Arms M. Jakle to
remove the guns or stay off tho stago
where tho committee and ntorneys sat.
The soldiers protested that they were on
duty and authorized to carry ..arms, hut
Mr. Jakle, a veteran Illinois, sheriff, was
"Wo're peaceablo people up here," he
said, "and it I need any help from the
militia In handling this crowd I will call
for It. you'll havo to get rid of thoso
six guns or leave the stage."
The two officers remained off the stage
and tho private, who had been called as
a witness, removed his gun belt.
Private Denies Bloody Story.
Joseph Smith, a militia private who 011
Tuesday last gave Representative Evans
thrilling details of bloody conflicts be
tween Btrlkers and initio guards, today
denied on tho witness stand that ho had
seen anybody killed. Tho witness had
talked with Mr. Evans when the latter
mado a trip Incognito through the coal
mining district. Smith odmltcd that ho
was In a talkative mood that day" nnd
told Mr. Evans that he had "seemed so
Innulsltlvo that I thought I'd humor
The committee then heard testimony
concerning a contract printed tn SlavUh
which some strikebreakers signed before
coming here. It was said that tho word
ing of the contract could not havo been
understood by many Slavs who come to
Pertaining to the allegation that Slav
ish societies forbid their members -to
work- during Btrlkes. the eommlttcfu orv
dered Rodas Mendencla,-a miner, to pro
duce a copy of the organization's const!
tulon before It.
Shoots His Wife
and Her Parents
HUTCHINSON, Kan., Feb. 19.-Abra-ham
Ostatter, a pawnbroker here, early
today shot and killed his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Joseph Coahn, then shot his wife,
Mrs. Sadto Ostatter, and his father-in-law,
Joseph Coahn, inflicting probably
fatal wounds. Ostatter then fell to the
floor unconscious. A physician pro
nounced htm suffering from epilepsy.
After being revived and lodged In tho
city Jail the pawnbroker said his family
had attacked him.
The shooting took place at the home of
Joseph Coahn, whero tho Ostattcrs were
living. A suit for divorce brought by Mrs.
Ostatter is pending in the district court.
Savidge Calls Howard
Indignant at the arraignment of him
and his work by Edgar Howard In his
Columbus Telegram, part of which was
reprinted In Tho Becs extracts of state
press comment, Rev, Charles W, Sav
idge, well knowji pastor of the Peoples'
church, has addressed to him this vig
OMAHA, Feb. 19, 1914. Mr. Edgar
Howard, Columbus, Neb. My Dear Sir:
My attention has been colled to an ar
ticle written by you and printed In
your paper of recent dato and copied
In Tho Omaha Bee Tuesday evening,
In this article you have made soma
very serious charges against me, and
allow me to say before I state' these
charges that I have been In the min
istry thirty-seven years; thirty-two of
those have been passed In Omaha and
the last twenty-four years of that time
I have been an independent minister. I
handed in my parchment twenty-four
years ago to the Methodist church, be
lieving that God wanted me to do so.
Since then I have had no fixed salary
and during the whole of that time 1
have preached to very poor people; I
have been responsible for the expenses
of . my family and the church.
Nearly eight years ago I began the
work for old people In which I have ex
pended nearly J3J.C00. Now I claim that
my faith In God, my sincerity and hon
esty and my reputation and character
among the people is all the capital I
When' you damage that, when you In
jure or mar or destroy my good name
among the people you havo done . me
an Irreparable Injury; ana I want you
to say, my dear sir, that you done that.
And I want to assure you that my good
name and my character Is so precious
to me that I would sooner lay down
my life than to have that name or char
I have already lived sixty-three and a
halt years, life U not overly long or
precious to me In this world und I am
determined by God's help that my name
shall go down to my children without a j
-ATTC) IN"" THEylEANTIME
& .. N V t R
Drawn for Tho Bee by Powell.
Grand Jury Investigating Handling
of Taylor-Bee Trial.
R0SEWATER LAYS CASE OPEN
Demnntld tlmt Juror (inrcl lie In.
dieted or I'lUe Those Who Con
tradicted II Im While: He .
Wna Under Ontli.
Investigation of the fight In connection
with the Jjiry which Jollowed .trial of
Cadet Taylor's libel suit., against Tho
Beo has been begun by the grand Jury
and several lawyers havo been sub
poenaed; both of which actions resulted.
It Is reported, from ovldonco presented to
tho Jury by Victor Rosowuter, editor of
It Is said that the fact that Mr. Rose
water's charge tltut tho Bar association
needed a house cleaning mado several
months ago was followed by an attempt
to discredit The Beo by giving notoriety
to charges Indirectly involving tho news
paper made by a client of attornoys for
Taylor, and which, It was openly charged,
was a "frameup," aro being considered
by the grand Jury,
Knrmnl Dfiuiiml la Mnili.
It Is also reported that Mr. Roscwator's
demand that tho grand Jury Indict cither
Wesley Gard, uror in tho libel case nnd
client of Bromo & Brdmc, Taylor's law.
yers, or Indict tho small . army of men
who contradicted him under oath, has
(Continued on Page Two.)
to Prove Up or Retract
And I hero give you -warning that you
must moko good your charges by. actual
proof or you will find yourself in serious
The charges I got from your article
aro as follows: You say that for twenty
years I have.plnyed tho part of a re
ligious churalatan; that I have worked
thn pcoplo of Nebraska for sympathy
and dollars; that la to say, I have
been a hypocrlt; that my purposo In the
ministry has been money.
Another charge Is that I have pro
claimed persistently that my Individual
views aro superior to any organized
body of Christians. I brand that state
ment as utterly false. I have1 preached
tho Bible to my .people the best I could
and have not forced my views on any
Again you say, I am as cunning as a
fox and that I havo endeavored to cast
the devil out of Fainting Bertha, as a
part of a grandstand play for the pur
pose of money.
Further, you havo branded rho as a
dangerous character because of my
power to deceive; and ,you closed your
article by declaring that I am a spirit
I request you to correct these state
ments, and I trust you will do so within
a very limited time.
There is ono remarkable fact In
connection with my llfo that perhaps you
don't know, but you should have known
It beforo you wrote that scathing arti
cle. I have labored In the ministry as
I have said thirty-seven years, thirty
two of them In Omaha; and I havo
worked hard and all I have saved In that
time Is my own home. XTntll I was 51
years of age I gave every dollar I made
away to the needy. Yours very truly,
CHARI..BS W. SAVIDGE.
V. B. You blame me and censure me
for attempting to cast tho dovll out of
Fainting Bertha and nl that very posl
tlon you brand yourself an Infidel and
state that you have no respect for the
commands of Jesus Christ, when Ho
told his followers, especially His minist
ers, to do that very thing; and In all
honesty and slnrerlty I have tried to
do it. and tl a very great extent have
'Twas Ever Thus
The National Capital
Thnrsdny, February 10, 1014.
Mot at noon.
Executive session to consider re.nnwnl
of eight pending arbitration treaties.
.Senators went to tho White Houso to
confer with President Wilson on the
Panama tolls repeal.
Met at noon. ' "
VOCnteil thA till I tn rtrillnf. I1Vsa.1
L.r.9nff.r.oc'! bi work on the Alaska
bll,.wlth the prospect of lnslstlngor,aha
senate' $35,000,000 bond Issuo provision.-. ,
WAITS DAY FOR CALLAHAN
Harry Reynolds Released
CHARGED WITH TAKING RING
Jlother of Hoy llltterly Upbraid
Authorities for Way They Have
Ilniitlled Hoy on Stealing
Harry Reynolds, 10 years old, and his
mother waited nearly all day yesterday
for Pollco Judge Callanun of South Omaha
to come to Juvenile court to substantiate
a charge preferred against tho hoy of
stealing a ring from pretty Ixiretta Cal
lanan, a Red 17, with whom Reynolds at
tempted t,o clop.
Judge Callanun did not oomo and the
boy was finally paroled to his mother by
Judgo Scars und ordered to return one
week from next Saturday. Mrs. Ella
Reynolds, the boy's mother, declared that
1-orettn. had given tho ring to tho boy
In order to get money to buy clothps In
which to bo married, and declared that
tho actions of the South Omaha, police
Judgo and the Juvenile Judgo were harsh
"Harry Is charged with stealing the
girl's ring," sold Mrs. Reynolds, "when
she gave 'It to him to sell, and she and
her mother admit that she did.
"Judgo Scars, In talking over tho tele
phone to the county attorney, said there
xcemed to be no question of stealing In
volved and then turned around to Harry
and told him ho would parole him and
that ho must come back a week from
noxt Saturday, Just as If the boy had
been found guilty of a crlmo. The Judge
told Harry ho could send after him If he
left town and bring him back on a chargo
of stealing, aliout two minutes after he
told the county attorney It wasn't steal
ing. I heard him talking over tho tele
phone. "I went to sec Judgo Callunan about
the case and ho talked roughly to me,
when, goodness knows, I do not want
my boy to marry tho girl any moro than
he does. He asked my boy's age and I
tnld him, but when I asked tho girl's
ago ho told me It was none of my busi
ness." NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY
IN NEBRASKA BIG ONE
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
IilNCON. Neb., Feb. 19. (Speclal.)
Nebraska has 532 newspapers outside of
Lincoln and Omaha.
A canvass of these publications Is now
being mado and probably will show al
most COO publications, During tho year
of 1913 tho State Board of Agriculture
paid the country press 11.3(4 for adver
tising. To the dallies In Lincoln und
Omaha and other cities in Nebraska the
state board paid 11,064. Accounts are
opened with each newspaper and a con
tract Is made.
The newspaper, Industry In the state
shows a steady Increase. Soma papers
have reported to tho deputy labor com
missioner under the factory law while a
great many do not care to be classed as
manufacturers as far as their Job plants
or concerned. A complete report of the
publishing industry of the state would
show a surprising payroll and would
demonstrate the value of the printing
and newspaper offices to tho community
Pretty Grace Maudean Jones Taken
in Custody at St. Louis.
HUNT FOR MISSING DIAMONDS
Held In Missouri Hospital o IU
plnln Wherenlionto or annx
Worth of tieniK Sent by
Qrac Maudean Jones, a .handsome
known at Shenandoah, la., during a resi
dence of moro than. twt years thero, Is
under arrest at St. Louis, charged with
thte thoft of $933 worth of diamonds and
other Jewelry from Herman Lefforts,
Council Bluffs Jowolcr. Miss Jones' ar
rest was brought about by detectives and
was mado upon the request of Sheriff
Lindsay on Tuesday night.
Miss Jones flocurcd thn Jewelry from
tho Lefforts storo during lost November,
when he came from Shenandoah tveo
different times, the last time on Novem
ber 15. Sho had been a llbtnnl customer
of tho storo and had received goods upon
approval through mall orders. In' Shon
andoah Miss Jones wns employed by the
Nye Printing company and tho Ratlgun
Seed company, nnd the letters sho wrote
to Mr. I.efferts boro her namo as secre
tary of tho printing company.
Tho largo amount of goods taken from
the Council Bluffs storo was upon tho
pretonso of permitting a Shonandoah
friend to help her make the selections,
tho remainder to bo returned. When Mr.
Lefferts became a llttlo suspicious and
made .Inquiries ha discovered that tho
young man had left Shenandoah attor
having had her namo conncctod In sensa
tlonat reports with thoso of ono or more
huslncss mon, tho trouble finally cul
minating in the dlvorco court for ons
man. Efforts to locate tho woman
failed, although county und city officials
here wero called upon.
Several weeks ago a Council .Bluffs de
tective went to St. Louis, but failed to
locate the woman.
Alllnuee fie In Busy.
The case was turned over to the Na
tional Jewelers' nlllauco and last Friday
the alliance gavo it to u detective
agency. On Tuesduy tho woman was o-
cated in St, I.ouls, whero she was known
as Mrs. Gray. A detective who had
worked up the case from this end of tho
route returned hero and called upon
Sheriff Llndsey, Tuesduy afternoon, to
order her arrest.
It was found that Miss Jones Is in a
serious physical condition and Is now In
a St. Louis hospital suffering from spinal
trouble, which makes it doubtful If sho
can be moved at the present .tlino. Tho
matter was laid beforo tho grand Jury
here yesterday and an indictment is un
der consideration. It muy then be up to
Sheriff Llndsey to find some means 3t
bringing her back to Iowa. Mr. Lefferts
left last night for St. Louis to see if he
can find any of his missing diamonds
and Jewelry In her possession.
Decision in Eastern
Freight Rate Case
Will BeMade Soon
WASHINGTON. Feb, 19.-Dccls!on by
the Interstate Commerce commission on
the proposed freight rate Increases Is ex
pected to bo reached probably within
throe months and certainly before the
commission adjourns for Its summer re
cess on July 1. This announcement was
made by Commissioner Harlan today.
Mr. Harlan said:
"Rocognlzlng tho public importance of
an early disposition of the problems be
fore us hero, the carrier, shippers and
the commission aro using tvory effort to
bring the Inquiry to un early conclusion,
and thero Is reason to think the record on
tho main Issues In the case may bo closed
and the arguments had In time to enable
the commission to dispose of those ques
tions before the summer recess."
IS DONE BY STORM IN
Flood Causes Property Loss of from
Five Hundred Thousand to
TWO FATALITIES ARE REPORTED
Southern California Counties Vis
itcd by Heavy Rains.
SIX TO EIGHT INCHES IN PLACES
Orange Growing Section and tho
Railroads Suffer Most.
NUMBER OF TOWNS ISOLATED
All of Klrctrlc Mnliiirbnn Lines linn-nliiR-
tint of 1,oh Anuelen Crippled
Homes f Mexlenim Are
LOS ANOE1.H9, Cal.. Feb, 19. Two
lives wero claimed nnd damage stt
niKted nt sums ranging from 15C0.050 to
fl.OOO.OOO was wrought by the storm
which sent n record rain to six southern
California counties during the last two
days. At several points near Los An
geiod a precipitation of from six to
eight Inches was recorded In tho period
between midnight Tuesday nnd 8 a. m.
today. Tho orange growing section nnd
the railroads suffered' most.
The three trunk lines entering Los An
geles, tho Southern Pacific, tho Santa
Fe and the Salt Lake railroads, wero
compelled to route nt trains over a
Sarita Fo branch lino. Santa Barbara,
and towns In tho foothill region wero
still cut off.
Itnnclier'H Body Recovered.
At Covlna, In tho fruit growing sec
tion, tho storm wrought damage esti
mated nt 3100,00). Ornngo orchards wero
washed out there. The body of Harold
tfeUj a rancher, drowned thero yesterday,
was recovered. Tho body of Emmctt
Ostcrinnu, tho 13-ycnr-old boy drowned
at Santa Barbara, was believed to havo
been nwept out to sea. Many residents
were concchtratcd In this city and In
tho low lying flections about Santa Ann,
In Ornngo county, thirty-five miles
southeast, hundreds of acres wero Inun
dated. . The homes of thirty Mexican
families In tho same district were swept
At Venice, b resort of ocoan shore, tho
canals flooded tho town and a motor
boat' cruising through tho streets col
lided with an automobllo In which Mayor
Holbrook wns making a tour of investi
gation. Hfovy Un lit Cnnyom
rltory'. iurfoUhdltiif Lda Angele wlthlit,
a radius of 200 miles. The heaviest rain-.
fall Was In San Antonio canon, fifteen
miles north of Pomona, whro eight and
a quarter Inches wero recorded between
noon and nightfall ycstoTday,
All of tho clectrio suburban lines run
ning out of Los Angeles wero crippled
und somo of them will not be In opera
tion for another day or two. The entire
country between tho city and the har
bor at Ban Pedro was under water yes
terday and today, making a shallow lako
somo fifteen miles In circumference.
The weather bureau predicts moro rain
torlght nnd tomorrow, but tho forecaster
soyn the worst Is over. Tho sun shone
Frnntt Chnnue Suvrn Three Lire.
GLENDORA, Cal., Feb. lt.-Frunk
Chance, tho Yankee manager, saved tho
lives of his brother-in-law, Carl Pancake,
und two other mon In the floods caused
by tho storm yesterday.
Pancako and two companions, Charles
Gordon and Samuel nisor wero riding In
a motor car when a rotulnlng wall ga'vs,
way and loosed a flood of water five feclj
deep upon them. The automobile wan
overturned and the men swept through,'
an orchard, near Chance's place,
Chance wltnosned the accident And, pro
curing ropes, floated them down to whero
the Imperiled men were clinging to trees.
All managed to grasp the ropes and werd
dragged to safety.
vane of Business
"Straws tell which way tue
But nov8papor advertising
tolls you how business Is go
ing, what tho fashions are,
what the popular demand is,
and about tho general ot busi
ness ideas In the various chan
nels. For a manufacturer to pro
ceed without being a faithful
obnorvor of this wcather-vano'
is Injudicious. It-is akin to
starting out upon a long jour
. ..otnig what the
n-omlsos to be.
Retail merchants foe I the
pulse of trade through tho In
dications registered by adver
tising. Tho public Is becoming
moro and more accustomed to
look to advertising , for ad
vance information on which to
base its future actions.
Tho currents of the buElness
world are many and various;
but newspaper advertising re
sponds to the slightest change
and registers with faithful ac
curacy what Is and what la
likely to bo.
Whether you are manufac
turer retailer or consumer,
you should always keop track
of the trend of business Ideas
in the various channels.
Perhaps you would like some
suggestions. Write to the
Bureau of Advertising, Ameri
can Newspaper Publishers As
sociation, World Building, New
Booklet on request.
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