April 21, 1907
Mr. Lorenzo La Frank was working on his ranch in Newhall when attacked and bitten by a rattlesnake, which leaped and fastened itself upon his back, twisting itself around his suspenders. But La Frank’s brave and faithful dog leapt as well, tearing the snake from his master. La Frank was admitted to County Hospital with a thinning of the blood, a condition peculiar and particular to a rattler’s bite. Given as bethinned blood soaks through the walls of vessels, ending up in the lungs, La Frank is being administered copious whisky to combat the pneumonia he has subsequently contracted. La Frank is expected to recover in full.