The Pomona Daily Review from Pomona, California on July 13, 1912 · 1
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The Pomona Daily Review from Pomona, California · 1

Pomona, California
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Saturday, July 13, 1912
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1 Y W VOL. XIII. POMONA. CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY EVENING. JULY 13. 1912. NO 66 GRAND RAPIDS HIT BY TORNADO OLYMPIC RACE 400 MET-ERS WON BY AMERICAN - jprr . GRAND HALIDS, Mich., July 13. Grand Rapids was hit early today by a tornado that injured forty or more persona nd did many thousands of dollars worth of damage. The storm entered the eity from the southwest at about 4 oeloek. The first place struck was the city market and the Central League baseball park adjoining. The market was crowded with farmers and their teams as trading had just begun. The roof of the ball park grand stand was lifted off and scattered about the market. Horses were killed and a number of persons were injured, many being removed to hospitals. ST. IAl,L, Minn., July 13. Alma Freyer aged 22 and Mary Bergman aged 5 years were killed by the collapse of a barn on a dairy farm. An 18-months-old child held in Miss Freyers arms, escaped injury and was found under the dead womans body. The storm did much damage to building and shade trees throughout the city, The wind was followed by a heavy rain. Much damage was done in Minneapolis and many telegraph and telephone wires are down. A son of L. H, Gillette, president of a large steel and machinery company, was killed when lightning struck a tree under which he had t taken refuge from the storm. K. K. Houston, J)r, W. II. Card and Joe Nelson also were injured by lightning, the latter may die. Scores of reports of other injuries in Minneapolis from lightning or wiud-blown signs, trees and branches, came into police headquarters soon after the storm hit. DAILY TOLL OF DEATH BY HEAT IN EASTERN CITIES NEW YORK, July 13. With the there were 166 deaths of adults due passing of the het wave, there la to heat and Bultrlneas while deaths Borne comfort In this city again. The of babies ran into the hundreds. Mur-Board of Health reporta that during tality was heaviest among the aged the six days up to Thursday, July 11, in the poorer quarters of the ctiy. CHAFIN NAMED FOR PRESI DENT BY PROHIBITIONISTS ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., July 13 After a three days session, marked by tumultuous scenes and factional strife that threatened to split ttye party in twain, delegates to the National Prohibition convention nominated Eugene W, Chafin of Illinojs and Arizona, for President, and Aaron S. Watkins of Ohio, for Vice-President, last night. Chafin and Watkins headed the party in the 1908 campaign. The end of the convention was harmonious, in comparison to the acrimonious debates that marked its early meetings. The delegates used every expedient to rush the business and the nominating speeches were begun almost before members of the convention had taken their seats after the invocation. The first man to take the rostrum and place a man before the delegates was F. J. Sibley of Arizona, chairman "of the resolutions committee. He presented the name of Eugene W. Chafin. -Chafin won the nomination on the first ballot with 594 votes out of a possible 867. In -accepting. the nomination, Chafin said: This is the greatest honor that could be offered any man politieally this year. I thank you for this nomination, and I promise you that I shall not stand for a third term. Watkins, the Vice-Presidential nominee, was nominated bv acclamation, after leading his competitors in two ballots. The flame of "dissension agafn arose high in the convention, when the matter of electing national committeemen, according to the Prohibition vote in each state, was brought before the delegates. This matter is next in importance to the appointment of a national chairman and closely approaches the selection of a party standard bearer in significance; for the national committee and its chairman practically run the Prohibition party. HIGHEST TIDES IN TWO YEARS AWE VISITORS AT SEASHORE STOCKHOLM, July M. Four hundred meters fiat we, final (has. 1). IJeidpalh, Syracuse Cnivcrsity, first; Hans iSraim, Germany, second; Edward F. Liudherg, Chicago A. A., third. Time, LS 1-5 seconds. Three thousand meters team race Inited States, first; Sweden, second; England, third. Discus throwing, right and left hand, the two throws appregated A. K. Taipule, Finland, first. Interest Centered in 400-Meter Race STOCKHOLM, July 13. Practically all the interest in tin games today,-the eights of the athletic section of the meet, centered on the final heat of the 1M meters flat race, in which only one lion-Ameriean athlete, Hans Braun of Germany, was pitted against four of the host American sprinters, James E. Meredith, Mcrcersburg Academy; (has. D. Rcidpath, Syracuse Cnivcrsity ; Harold 15. ( Ilaff, Cnivcrsity of Michigan, and Edward F. Lindhurg, Chicago, A. A. There wep four events on the program, including the standing high jump final, the 3000 meters team race final, the final of the discus throwing and some of the events in the decathlon, the participants in which arc compelled to show all-around athletic ability. Points arc awarded as to position in each event, first receiving one, second two. and so on and then all arc aggregated, the man with the lowest total in all ten events being the winner. The total scores lij) to the close' of yesterdays events were : 1'nited States, .100; Sweden, 71; Great Hritain, 53; Germany, 26; Finland, 23; France, 19; South Africa. 11 ; Denmark, 11; Norway, 10; Itulj 9; Canada, 8; Hungary. N; Australia, 9; Russia, Greece, P.elg-ium, Austria, 3 each; Holland, 2. ITALIANS ANGRY AT WAR WITH TURKS IN TRIPOLI , ROME, Italy, July 13. Italian Government authorities fear outbreaks among Socialists all over the kingdom tomorrow and during the week following because of the continuance of war of Italy with the Turks over possession of . Tripoli, Everywhere the kingdom of Italy is taking precautions lest demonstrations may occur tomorrow in the larger cities, such as Naples, Florence, Pisa and Genoa against the military policy of the king and his cabinet Tomorrow, July 14, is observed as the day of freedom from old monarchial rule in France. It is in celebration of the Fall of Bastile in Paris, July 14, 1789. It is a national holiday in France, and Socialists on the continent always observe the day. Italian Infantryman oh Sentry Duty at a Tripolitan Outpost L- J ! Thousands of visitors at the beaches lined the water front last night to watch the approach of the highest tide of the past two years. Many will journey to the seaside tonight to view the tide which will reach its greatest height at about 11 oclock. At Long Beach the arrival of the high tide caused considerable damage to the walks and sea walls. At Venice and the Santa Monica beaches the tide, while nearly as high as at Long Beach and presenting an awesome spectacle, did practically no damage. At Long Beach with the water standing from four to six feet deep all about the new $12,000 municipal band stand east of the pier, E. H. Willey, director of the band, was compelled to engage the services of a horse and wagon to ferry his thirty musicians to and from the stand. The water rose to within about a foot of the base of the stand and fears were entertained at Long Beach last night that if the tides were backed by swells during the next few days, as they were yesterday, considerable damage would result to the band stand as well as the recently ' repaired Pine avenue pier. At Long Beach the spra dashed over the concrete retaining wall or bulkhead along a portion of the beach, throwing spray high in the air. The tide measured 7.4 feet, which was four-tenths of a foot higher than on Thursday night. Photo hr American Press Association. CARNEGIE GIVES $2,000,000 FOR FRESH AIR SCHOOLS NEW YORK, July 13. Andrew (.urnegie, having supplied (he country, particularly the West, with public lbiraries and still having about $1 10,(XI0, (MX) left for himself and wife and daughters, he has dc-eided that his next praetieul charity will be fresh air schools for cure f children who are prone to tuberculosis. Mr. Carnegies local agent has informed the New York Health Board that Mr. Carnegie Anaemic Children In a Fresh Air Class of a New York School will give two million dollars for the establishment of fresh air schools in New York. . The fresh air schools have been on trial in New York and Philadelphia two years. In them the school pupils are in the open air all the time. No matter how cold or snowy, the school is conducted in the open air, but care is constantly taken . that the pupils are kept warmly clad and are fpd wholesome food. The Health Board finds that some marvelous betterments have been made in the physical condition of the children, who were going into consumption. DEMOCRATS MAY RUN WOMAN FOR CONGRESS, THIS DISTRICT FASADENA, July 13. A plan is on foot among the Democrats in this (the Ninth) Congressional district, composed of all Los Angeles county, exclusive of Los Angeles city, to run a woman for the office of Representative in Congress from this district. It is understood that Pomona, Long Beach and Pasadena Democrats have joined together for the purpose. The district is hopelessly Republican and the Republican candidate will probably be James McLachlan, while Charles Bell of Pasadena, will probably be the Progressive candidate. - The woman who has been selected as a candidate is Miss Musa Rawlings, who was secretary of the Woman's Champ Clark club during the recent campaign.- Those who are behind Miss Rawlings candidacy declare a campaign will be made with vigor-and seriousness and expect that the first woman member of Congress is to come from Hollywood. Petitions for Miss Rawlings nomination will be circulated immediately. It is thought there will be little difficulty in getting a sufficient number of signers to Miss Rawlings petition to have her name placed on the ballot. July 29 is the final date for the filing of petitions with the Secretary of State, and as yet no Democrat has entered in the Congressional race. Those who have proposed Miss Rawlings name as a Congressional candidate possibility, declare that she would capture the woman vote of the district, together with the Democratic vote, and that, with the probability of the Republican vote being split in the coming election the possibility of her eletcion is extremely bright. Gesner Williams, one of the prominent Democrats of the city Congressional district, declared yesterday he be- CURSED RESCUERS WHEN PULLED OUT OF THE OCEAN Life Guards at Venice Rescue Would-be Suicide, Who Swore at Them. VENICE, Cal., July 13. As a reward for saving the life of Meredith Hitchcock, a resident of Washington boulevard, who attempted to commit suicide by drowning yesterday after- non at the foot of Oaone avenue, here. Life Guards George Watkins and Vic Hostetter were roundly sworn at by the drowning man after he was revived. Hitchcock was seen to go into the surf after going quite a distance from shore threw himself In the strong undertow. Onlookers notified the life, guards, who instantly threw . them, selves into the water and went to Hitchcock's assistance and after a struggle brought him to the shore. It took almost an hours vigorous rubbing before Hitchcock was revived. As soon as he' regained consciousness, he began to swear and criticise the life guards for saving bU life, saying that he was dow n aud out and had no desire to live. Hitchcock, who is about 35 years old, has been out of employment for almost a month and had become discouraged. THR0U6H FLUKE TAFT MAY LOSE STATE NEVADA CARSON CITY, Nev., July 13. President Taft may be without representation on the official ballot of the Republican party of Nevada at the elections to be held next fall. A peculiar condition has been discovered by the regular organisation. By an oversight - which now seems irremediable, the State convention which elected delegates to the Chicago convention neglected to , notpl-nate -Presidential electors, as provided for by the State law, and how to get their elecors on the bollot does not appear. - Place cannot be made by pepition, for a convention was held and has acted. A conference of party leaders discussed today the possibility of holding another convention, but they will do so with reluctance, if at all, for they' fear the Roosevelt forces, on another trial, might capture the organization. Thus far no way out of the muddle has been discovered, and the difficulties of the situation are admitted to be grave. FALL OF BASTILE CELEBRATIONS TOMORROW PARIS, July 14. Loyal Frenchmen with republican blood in their veins are preparing to celebrate the "glor- -ions fourteenth here tomorrow in commemoration of that grim and terrible fourteenth of July, when the Bastile, a symbol of kingly tyranny, fell before the onslaught of a mob shouting "Liberte, Fraternite et Egalite. The celebration will be safe and sane, and instead of sending off fireworks, France will eat, drink and make merry. lieved the idea of a woman running1 for Congress was a good one, and that Miss Rawlings, in his opinion would .draw the Democratic vote. For months there have been mutterings of discontent at the prolongation of war with Turkey. The Socialists have been ardent in their opposition to the cost of the war in blood and money and now that the months come and go and no prospect is in sight for ending the war the discontent of the Italians is more apparent. There are thousands of Italians who are angry at the increasing debt of the government and the loss of lives of young Italians because of the war with Turkey over Tripoli. They see nothing but failure for Italy in the end, and they dont want t opay taxes and furnish men for such a war. FIERY BLASTS SWEEP OVER STEPPES IN CZAR'S DOMAIN SAN FRANCISCO. July 13. The Independence of France will be celebrated throughout the State tomorrow, where there are numbers of French citizens. For this city a bril-liont programs has been prepared. Including an elaborate French ball as a fitting close to the days events. . NEW ORLEANS, July 13 Trl-colored flags and streamers bedeck the streets of the city in preparation for the celebration of the fall of the Bastile by the French colony here tomorrow. There will be a long parade and a fete at night in the local parks. SERMONS TO . YOUNG MEN BY -REV. DR. HARPER VIENNA, Austria, July 13. Forest fires are devast ating hundreds of square miles of territory in the Russian j province of Turgai. The loss of life is reported t obe appalling. Fiery blasts are sweeping across the steppes and through the woodlands. The peasants are panic stricken and many women and children overtaken by the flames, have perished. Thousands of cattle also have been destroyed. The conflagration is the most disastrous in the history of the province. Rev. Dr. W. F. Harper, of, the First Baptist church is giving a series of Sunday evening addresses on "The Young Man and His Problems." Last Sunday evening he spoke on The Young Man and His Money," before a large congregation, many young men being present. He will speak tomorrow evening on "The Young Man and His Play." This will include the amusement question. J

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