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PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Thrilling Experience of Da
vis and Potter in the
SHOT THROUGH GORGES.
Desire to Inspect the River Led
Them Into Almost Fatal
SEVENTEEN TERRIBLE MILES.
Bruised and Torn by the Rocks, the
Two Lieutenants and Guides
SAN DIEGO, cal., Nov. 10.— Lieuten
ants Davis and Potter of the United States
army, with their guides, Barny "Weaver
and John Goldy, arrived at Yuma last
Thursday by boat from Needles, says the
The arm> officers had been assigned the
duty of inspecting the river fr»m Black
Canyon to Yuma with a view to improv
ing the navigation. They met ■with noth
ing of any interest from Needles south
ward, but on the first part of their trip
they had excitement and danger enough
to last them the rest of their lives.
Their boat, which weighed SSO pounds,
■was sent by rail to Peach Springs and
from there by wagon twenty-two miles to
Diamond Creek. This is 200 miles farther
up the river than required for their pur
pose, but they wanted to see some of the
scenery of the Grand Canyon.
The boat, supplies and men had to be
lowered with ropes down the sides of the
canyon. The discovery was at once made
that the boat was not adapted for the voy
age, being a kee! boat, narrow and heavy.
In a short time the craft became utterly
unmanageable and every moment threat
ened them with death.
They were bumped on rocks, thrown
against the sides of the canyon, drenched
with spray and shot through gorges with
the rapidity of an express train. With
Ealvation out of their sight there was ap
parently nothing but certain death ahead
of them. Above rose the perpendicular
walls of the canyon thousands of feet.
Still the boat kept in the water for seven
teen terrible miles, when a rocky rapid was
reached. Quick us lightning the boat was
tossed bottom upward, rolled over and
finally crushed to pieces. The four men
struggled to save their lives. It was use
less to try to save anything else. But,
strangely, none of them were hurt, and
they reached a place of safety.
At once their dangerous situation forced
itself on their minds. There they were,
without provisions and shut in to meet
certain death by starvation. They started
down the canyon hoping to find a trail by
which they could get out. After many a
weary mile the men decided to follow some
of the sheep trails, which were only a few
inches wide in places. Success attended
their efforts, although at times they hung
t'c-ivei'!) water and sky on the sides of the
blufi. Occasionally their strength seemed
to fail, but a sieht of that awful chasm be
low was sufficient.
At last the top was reached, but they
were delivered from thf terrors of the
canyon only to find themselves in a des
ert. They struck out bravely, knowing
that they had only to keep going to reach
the railroad again.
At Hakberry station four haggard, rag
ged, dirty and almost shoeless men
dropped down to wait for the next train.
They reached Needles again to rest and
retit for the voyage to Yuma.
The officers had plenty of warning of
the dangerous nature of their proposed
trip. They will hereafter perhaps not un
dertake a trip into unexplored regions
■when not in line of their duty. The voy
age from the Needles to Yuma took four
days, and was so entirely devoid of interest
as to be monotonous.
MINE ACCIDENT AT ANGELS.
An Old Giant Powder Cartridge Exploded,
Seriously and Probably Fatally Injuring
ANGELS CAMP, Cal., Nov. 10.—Ferdi
nand Bacigalupi .and Isaac Corey, em
ployed in the Madison mine, on the out
skirts of town, were seriously and probably
fatally injured this afternoon by the ex
plosion of an oid giant powder cartridge
•which had previously failed to ignite.
The men wore drilling in the rock when
they struck the powder, causing the ex
plosion. They were both frightfully
mangled. Isaac Corey had his lower jaw
blown entirely off and his eyesight com
pletely destroyed. Hopes for his recovery
are very slight. Bacigalupi was injured
al out the head, and there is scarcely any
hope for his recovery.
KILLED IS A Jt UX AWAY.
A. T. Xeill of Union, Oregon, Dragged
to Death by a Team.
. UNION, Or.. Nov. 10.— News of the ac
cidental death of A. T. Neill reached this
city last evening. He left Union yester
day afternoon with a team for his home in
Eagle Valley, in the eastern part of the
On reaching Thorn Creek, about fifteen
miles from here, the horses ran away,
.throwing Mr. Neill from the wr.eon. One
of his feet caught in the bearings of the
tongue, in which position he was dragged
about half a mile, resulting in his death.
He was so bruised that the body was
Mr. Neill was one of the leading citizens
of this county and occupied the oflice of
County Clerk* for two terms from 1386 to
HEWITT ESCAPED JAIL.
The Young Man Wanted at Watsonville
disappears From Placerville.
PLACERVILLE, Cal., Nov. 10.— Young
Hewitt, charged with stealing clothing at
Watsonville and held here in jail, has es
Deputy Sheriff Ryason of Watsonville
arrived here last night to take Hewitt.
The stolen clothing was identified and the
papers were served this morning.
When Sheriff Hilbert went into the jail
to feed the prisoners he foun d Hewitt had
escaped. He is still at large, and trie offi
cers are 6couring the country in pursuit.
Judge liradshaw nt The Tialles, Oregon,
Takes a JJand in the Fight.
THE DALLES, Ok., NoV; 10.— Late last
evening Judge Bradshaw granted a tem
porary injunction restraing the Oregon
Telephone and Telegraph Company from
nixing its poles between the telephone
wires of the Seaferth-Condon Company.
The Oregon Telephone Company is ex
tending its line, and has placed a large
number of new poles in position, and ex
pects to raise more. The case will come
up in the Circuit Court next week on an
application to make the temporary in
junction permanent. Both companies are
extending their systems, and great rivalry
MAT HILTON DEAD AT ANGELS.
An Old-Time Miner Fell Off the Murphy s
Stage and Expired Almost Instantly
From Heart Disease,
ANGELS CAMP, Cal., Nov. 10.— While
driving in the stage along the road to
Murphys yesterday afternoon Nat Hilton
fell over and expired almost immediately
from heart disease. Mr. Hilton was 53
years old. He had spent most of his life
in mining, being very successful. He was
the first man to mine in the upper YuKon
River in Alaska.
Hilton discovered the famous Treadwell
mine, now in litigation, also several small
locations, which he sold to a syndicate
composed of C. D. Lane and other million
He left considerable property interests.
He was unmarried. His only surviving
relatives live in Everett, Wash.
Postoffice liobber Indicted.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Nov. 10.—
Nick Covarrubias, United States Marshal
of this district, is here from Los Angeles to
assume custody of Pearl Bartholomew, the
the self-betrayed robber of the Summer
land postoffice in 1802. Bartholomew, who
is out on bail, has recently been indicted
by the Grand Jury for this offense.
Fire at Vkiah.
URIAH, Cal., Nov. 10.— The residence
occupied by Adolph Woehelecke, property
of Frank Grondorf, was totally destroyed
by fire this morning. The furniture was
saved. The origin is unknown. Loss,
$1100; insurance, $400.
SAN JOSE BAG THIEVES
Two Boys Steal Two Thousand
Grain Bags and a
One of the Horses Died on the Road,
Resulting in the Arrest of
SAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 10.-Chief of
Police Kid ward last night arrested George
Beechele and Harry Phillips on a charge
of robbing the Co-operative Warehouse at
Hollister on Friday night of over 2000
Almost simultaneously with receiving
word of the Hollister burglary a man
named French reported that he had rented
a buggy to Beechele and Phillips on Thurs
day and they had failed to return it. Chief
Kidward at once concluded they were the
guilty parties and started down the Mon
terey road in search of the boys.
Near Madrone he came across Beechele
asleep in a wagon filled with the bags and
from him it was learned that Phillips was
en route to San Jose on horseback, the
other horse having died from the effects of
hard driving. They were to meet at the
Kidward took his prisoner to the Bridge
House, and shortly after arriving there
Phillips put in an appearance. As soon
as he saw the officer he started to run, but
was soon overtaken by Kidward. When
taken to the police office both boys ad
mitted their guilt. They were taken to
HDllister this afternoon by Marshal
SAX JOSE ROSE CARNIVAL.
Many Acres Planted and Prepared for
SAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 10.— Great
progress is being made by the various com
mittees of the Carnival of Roses. During
the past week a great deal of seed has been
distributed, and about six acres were
planted to sweet peas, and a great many
acres have been plowed and prepared for
planting during the coming week. Alto
gether about thirty acres of flowers have
been donated for carnival purposes.
Chairman Spring of the finance commit
tee reports nearly $10,000 secured in sub
scriptions. A united interest has been
awakened among the people, and the Rose
Carnival is an assured success.
SARATOGA ELECTRIC ROAD.
The San Jose Boanl of Trade Assured
of Its Success.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 10.— At the meet
ing of the Board of Trade committee for
the promotion of the proposed Saratoga
electric railway yesterday, reports were re
ceived from the various canvassers of such
an encouraging nature as to establish be
yond a reasonable doubt the success of the
Over $15,000 has already been subscribed
by parties outside the city limits. The
canvass will be pushed with great vigor
until November 28, when the subscriptions
Santa Clara Fruit.
SAN JOSE, Cal.. Nov. 10.— The Santa
Clara County Fruit Exchange and the
other union warehouses have shipped a
large amount of dried fruit East during
the past week. The demand for apricots
has become quite active at fair prices, but
there is little or no demand for peaches.
The market for prunes remains firm, with
4]/2 cents quoted as the local price, and 4
cents in the East.
ROBBED BY MASKED MEN
An Old Couple at Redding At
tacked by Ruffianly
The Thieves Believed to Be Friends
of the Victims' Runaway
REDDING, Cal., Nov. 10.— Last night
two masked men entered the house of J.
Balderback on Slay Heights, this city.
One of the robbers, a tal! muscular fellow,
grabbed and held Mrs. Balderback, while
his accomplice ransacked the house and
stole $250 from a trunk in a bedroom. Mrs.
Balderback is an old lady, nearly 70, and
the assault frightened her into a high state
Whoever the robbers were, they were
evidently famiiiar with the hou&e, its oc
cupants and its contents. One of the rob
bers, entering the house, remarked to
Mrs. Balderback, "You have driven your
girls from home and we want your
money." This remark was strange, as
Mrs. Balderback had never, by any word
or action, made it known that her two
daughters were not wanted. They, on the
contrary, it is said, have left home'on their
own account on several occasions.
The loss of the money is felt keenly by
the old folks, who had just made a loar.
from a building association of the amount
necessary to the completion of their house.
Two well-known characters in town, who
have been intimate with the Balderback
girls, are suspected of the robbery, but as
yet no arrests have been made.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1895.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Sacramento Said to Be Sat
isfied' With Mayor-
He Will Appoint Only Worthy
and Competent Persons
TO STAMP OUT CRIMINALS.
An Accounting to Be Demanded of
the Police Force of Its
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Not. 10.— Judging
from the present aspect of affairs in Sacra
mento, the election of C. H. Hubbard as
Mayor of this municipality will tend to
give universal satisfaction to the great
mass of the people. He is a man of ad
vanced ideas, and having no really per
sonal ends to subserve that will in any
manner conflict with the interest of the
city and its citizens, will be enabled to de
vote his whole time to the advancement of
The time has passed when party senti
ment can send the people of this locality
; in a mass down the line for any one can
| didate unless that candidate be the peo
j pie's choice. The days of political bossism
; are past. New Sacramento has cleansed
her garments of all the old-time silurian
ism, and the people demand a man of the
people — one who will enforce the laws of
the people and for the people. During the
terms occupied by the present Mayor
there has been a constant clash of au
thority between him and the City Board
of Trustees, and in this clash the material
interests of the city have suffered greatly,
but from all accounts there will be a de
cided change now that Hubbard has suc
ceeded to the municipal chair. The board
j will receive the instructions due from the
I municipal head, and in return will con
i firm his appointments if the appointees
"When questioned as to what policy he
I would pursue in the administration of
j city affairs Hubbard said:
"I am scarcely prepared to define my
| policy at the present time, as it depends
j altogether upon how much unison there
j be between my oflice, the Board of Trus
i tees and the police. The Mayor is simply
! the executive officer of the Board of Trus-
J tees, and is subject in the main to its
actions. It is his duty to see that the laws
'. are enforced, and I shall perform my duty
; without fear or favor. As far as lam per
sonally concerned there will never be any
■ clash between the Board of Trustees and
i myself. Such appointments as lam called
i upon to make will be made after due con
j sultation and consideration.
"At present I have not the faintest idea
j whom I will appoint to fill any of the posi
i tions which will shortly be vacated. I
i will say, however, that I will appoint only
I young, capable, energetic men, who will
be strictly in line with the giant Eteps
toward improvements which have been
taking place in this city for the past year.
They shall be persons who will help to ad
vance the city's interssts instead of re
"I desire a clean administration of af
fairs and the criminal and degraded
classes will obtain no encouragement from
me to continue their residence in this lo
cality. The first step in this direction will
be to obtain the co-operation of the Police
Department. So far as I know at present
the personnel of the police force, as far as
the officers are concerned, is excellent, and
the provisions of the new charter make it
impossible to make any alterations for po
litical reasons. Yet lam inclined to make
decided changes in the government of the
force. The men will be required to attend
strictly to duty after I assume the office of
Mayor, and any tolerance on their part of
a criminal element of any nature within
the city must be strictly accounted for. I
am in favor of removing the quarters of
present disorderly houses to some more
retired portion of the city.
"As to the gambling question, that is an
extremely vexatious subject. The laws
must certainly be enforced, and yet it is
an evil almost impossible to absolutely
check. Gambling has been going on from
the beginning of history and among every
known nationality on earth, and I am not
prepared to state what steps I will take in
the matter at present.
"One of the most important matters
which demand attention as soon as possi
ble is the sewerage system of the city.
This is considered to be extremely defect
ive and should be rectified and improved
as soon as available funds can be secured.
Personally, 1 am not in favor of the re
funding of the city's debt, as three years
more at the present rate of taxation will
liquidate the entire indebtedness, while re
funding the debt for a term of forty years
would result in an additional sum of $125,
--000 to be drawn from the pockets of the
"I cannot at present outline my policy
other than to say that I shall endeavor to
conduct the affairs of the city on a strictly
business basis, appoint good men to
the various offices, take advantage of
every possible method to drive out the
viciously inclined and advance as far as
lies in my power the material interests of
the entire community."
Althougn Mayor-elect Hubbard posi
tively states that he has as yet made no
choice for the various offices that lay
within his gift, it is understood that there
will be great changes in many of the city
departments. The Superintendent of
Streets will certainly be deposed as he is an
tagonistic to the Board of Trustees as well as
the Mayor-elect. The resignation of Mr.
Ficks as superintendent of city cemeteries
will also be accepted. In the Police Depart
ment there may be a change in the head
of the department, although this is doubt
ful, as the incumbent, M. M. Drew, has
fully demonstrated his capacity to conduct
the office. The captaincy of the force will
be changed, ex-Captain Brady stanoing a
good chance for the position, as it is
claimed that he has strong recommenda
tions in his favor. There will also be a
change in the clerk of the board, clerk of
the Police Court, Mayor's clerk and cor
Resolution by Ministers Supporting " TJie
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Nov. 9.— At the
late session of the California Conference
the following resolution was adopted :
Whereas, We believe that lotteries are the
fruitful source of gambling, corrupting the
public morals, creating a vicious, abnormal
thirst for money, eating like a cancer into the
commercial integrity of the State of California,
tempting in the most insidious manner the
young men of the State from the path of up
rightness, degrading honest labor; that in
itself it is a mere device for stealing and whole
sale thievery; that all good citizens should
unite to stamp it out, therefore
Resolved, That we congratulate the San Fran
cisco Call and greatly rejoice in the stand it
has taken in excluding from its columns all
matter pertaining to the nefarious business.
Resolved, Further, that we approve of the
measures taken by the Postoffice Department
in excluding all lottery business from the
United States mails; that we also approve of
the recent steps taken by the express compa
nies in this State in refusing to carry lottery
supplies over their lines.
RUN DOWN FOR MURDER.
George W. Trueman in Jail in Washington
Charged With Chopping a Man's
NEW WHATCOM, Wash., Nov. 10.—
George W. Trueman has just been lodged
in jail here charged with forgery in this
county and with murder just across the
line in British Columbia. Trueman is an
adept at confidence games and has been
operating for years on Puget Sound.
His plan is to dress well, presenting a
fine appearance. Then he drops down in
a neighborhood where he is not known
and represents himself as a man of wealth
to whom a draft is coming. He makes
contracts and begins business, borrows
what money he can and decamps.
In Elaine, last March, ho did this and
forged a check on John Bowman, a mer
chant. He went across the line and made
a contract to clear the land of a rancher
who had just received a large amount of
back pension money. The rancher was
found later in the brush with his head
chopped off and Trueman and the money
The Canadian officers are here to take
him to New Westminster to answer the
charge of murder and robbery. He has
relatives here who are reputable people.
He has a divorced wife here, and has been
engaged to be married in a dozen different
AXOTHER TACOMA SUSPECT.
Secretary Yotaxo of the School Hoard
Heing Closely Questioned.
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 10.— The cele
brated Lexow committee of the Chamber
of Commerce has centered its fire on an
other victim. Secretary H. L. Votaw of
the School Board is being closely ques
tioned regarding his business dealings
with the defunct Columbia Bank and
whether he does not owe his position to
Major Oliver, who is president of the
Columbia, on account of Keeping funds at
the bank and leaving them there.
Votaw, it is claimed, will be the next to
come under the tape. The committee has
offered a large sum for the recovery of the
missing books of the bank of Tacoma.
Boggs is still in jail and will stay there
until January. The finding of tue bank
books would" unearth one of the biggest
steals of the year and implicate several
who are not now under suspicion.
DROPPED OUT OF SIGHT
James Haggerty Disappeared
Mysteriously From His
An Insane Man in Southern Cali
fornia Believed to Be the
FRESNO, Cal., Nov. 10.— The authori
ties are actively engaged fh investigating
the disappearance of James Haggerty,
who has not Been seen since October 27.
Haggerty worked in sawmill on Pine
Ridge during the summer, and returned
to the home of h»s two sisters, who reside
in this city, a few days before he disap
peared. On that Sunday afternoon he
took his sisters for a rid© in the country,
returning about 5 o'clock. After leaving
his sisters at their home he drove to the
He left the stable and here all trace of
him is lost. Haggerty's sisters expected
him home in few moments after he left
them, and waited with supper till late in
the night. They were at a total loss to ex
plain his non-appearance, but did not
notify the authorities for several days, in
the hope that he might return. Finally
they became alarmed and notified the
One person in this city seems to have
been very desirous of assisting the Sheriff.
After he had spent a few days in working
up the case, as he himself claimed, he re
ported that he had seen the missing man
near Sanger, in this county. The Sheriff's
office accepted this report until they
learned that the informant had told sev
eral other stories. Investigations were ac
Haggerty is 27 years of age and of exem
plary habits. At the time of his disap
pearance it is known that he had $20 and
a valuable gold watch. A strange story
came to light to-day. It is that Haggerty
was seen in a dazed condition on the Sun
day evening he disappeared at the depot
and that he- boarded a south-bound train.
An insane man answering his descrip
tion was found in Southern California
yesterday, and report is that this is Hag
gerty. The case is a very strange one, as
no motive can be ascribed to Haggerty's
disappearing of his own will, nor can
motives for foul play, if it be such, be
imagined other than for purpose of rob
bing him of what little he had. The man
who falsely informed the Sheriff's office is
under surveillance, although his strange
actions can in no way be accounted for.
The Misses Haggcrtyare in a very anxious
state of mind and are beginning to fear
the worst has happened to their brother.
JUDGE GILLAM BALEY DYIXG.
Pionter of Fresno County Passing Away
at an Old Age.
FRESNO, Cal., Nov. 10.— Judee Gillam
Baley, a pioneer of this county, is lying at
the point of death in this city.
Judge Baley was for several years
County Judge of Mariposa County, which
then included what is now Fresno County.
He was also Treasurer of this county for
several years. He is 83 Years old.
Fire at Xapa.
NAPA, Cal., Nov. 10.— A small dwelling
owned by Mrs. Dundon on Eggleston
street burned at 4 o'clock this morning.
Loss about $300. fully insured. The furni
ture was saved. The origin of the fire is
unknown, but probably incendiary. There
having been so many such fires recently the
people are aroused. There is fear that
firebugs are at work simply for sport.
Welcome Itain at Port Towns end.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Nov. 10.—
A steady rain fell here last night, and it is
raining to-day, the first shower in seven
months. It will have the effect of quench
ing the forest tires raging in the Olympic
Mountains, which have destroyed an in
estimable amount of timber this summer.
Fourth Cavalry at Tiaalia.
VISALIA, Cal., Nov. 10.— Troop I,
Fourth Cavalry, U. S. A., sixty-four men,
Captain Lockett commanding, arrived
here to-day from Sequoia National Park.
They will leave on Tuesday morning for
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
United States Marshal Sued
at Walla Walla by
Mary C. Wood of Los Angeles
Asks for Twenty-Five Thau
SUFFERED DISTRESS OF MIND.
Aroused Late at Night and Taken
to Jail on a Criminal.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Nov. 10.—
Mrs. Mary C. Wood is suing United States
Marshal Drake in the United States court
here to recover damages of $25,000 for
false imprisonment. November 28, 1894,
Deputy Marshal F. J. Parker received in
structions from Marshal Drake to arrest
Mary C. Wood, whose maiden name was
Mary C. McConnell, wanted in Los An
geles, Cal,, on the charge of forging a
Postoffice money order. Deputy Parker
complied with the instruction and the
woman was taken to jail.
The next day she was released on bonds
to answer a writ of habeas corpus in ten
days, as the deputy had no warrant for
her arrest. A few days later the warrant
arrived and the woman was rearrested and
taken to Seattle to be identified. When
the woman was taken into the United
States court, those who had come from
Los Angeles to identify her stated she was
not the person and did not bear the least
resemblance to the woman wanted.
Mrs. Wood was then discharged from
custody. She immediately returned to
Walla Walla and began action in the Su
perior Court against Marshal Drake and
Deputy Parker. Subsequently the case
was removed to the United States court
Mrs. Wood stated that she had been
aroused late at night by Deputy Parker,
induced to enter a hack under the repre
sentation that she was summoned to
court, but instead was taken to Valley
Grove, thence to Spokane and then to
Seattle. She told of her retention several
days in Seattle and how she suffered great
bodily discomfort and &reat distress of
WORK IX COLORADO MIXES.
Large Increase in the Xutnber of Men
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 10.— The News
to-day printed a comparative statement
showing the number of men employed in
the gold and silver mines of Colorado in
1893 and at the present time. Compiled
from reports sent in by its correspondents,
the number of miners now employed in
the .State is 26,329, an increase of 3453 over
that of the time just prior to the panic.
While the silver districts exhibit a fall
ing off, the gold camps show an increase.
As many properties have been developed
this year the increase of waee-earners will
be marked when the mines begin to ship
ore. In Cripple Creek, where but few
miners were working in 1893, now over
3000 are on the payrolls.
It Will Conclude To-Night With a
Special Entertainment and a
It was German night at the Goethe-
Schiller festival at the Mechanics' Pavilion
last evening. Although there were few of
other nationalities present, the attendance
was nearly 1500, and a jolly good time they
all had. Hundreds who were not ahle to
be present during the week were there last
evening with their families, and the chil
dren were particularly well pleased. The
Eintracht Turners and the children's
section of the same gave several interest
ine exhibitions on the stage.
To-night concludes the festival and the
management has decided to produce all
of the special attractions of the past week
in this evening's programme. The grand
march will take place shortly after 8
o'clock, and by 10 o clock the entertaiment
will be over. At that hour the floor will
be cleared for a grand ball. A large at
tendance is expected, for all who have at
tended during the week have promised to
be present on the last night. The ball will
be under the management of the following
Floor manager— George A. Rutz. Assistants
—Frederick Hauser, Frank Krause and Edward
Girzikowaky. Floor Committe* I—Fred1 — Fred Ham
mersmith, William E. Brodersen, Charles
Rehn, P«ter Grieber, Fred Suhr. Adolf Luede
man, Edward Fuendeling, Hugo Gustav,
Charles J. Kuss, Charles Strohmeier, Al
Kuerth, E. Eisner, S. Szedey, Theodore I'lanz
John Hoops, 1,. Frank, M. Wallenstein, 'William-
F. lU'ss, F. \V. Peters, Julie Fosner, Gerald Sles-
Binger, F. Habelt, Fred Schneegass, H. Bever
sen, Lajos Steiner.
The management has decided to sell all
of the booths and fixtures of the fair on
Tuesday morning to the highest cash bid
der. The material cost over $5000 and as
much more to put it in place.
CRUISE OF THE DORA
The Alaska Commercial Com
pany's Boat Manned by
Honorary Members of Division Two !
Give the Men a Salt-Water
With the blue and white flag of the
Naval Battalion flying at the foretruck
and forty-six members of Gun Division 2
on her decks, the steamer Dora left the
harbor Saturday evening in search of ad
venture. For the time being she was the
flagship of the Naval Reserve of California,
for, though sne belongs to the Alaska
Commercial Company, yet from Saturday
night until latt evening the blue jackets,
whc were everywhere upon her, owned '
her from stem to stern.
Five of the honorary members of
Division 2— Captain Gustav Niebaum,
Leon Sloss, Louis Sloss Jr. and William
Gerstle — are also members of the Alaska
Commercial Company, and it was upon
their suszestion that the company's trim
little steamer was turned over to the
division to which they belong to let the
boys obtain some idea of how the waves
roll in the ocean.
The steamer had made her last cruise for
the year and had been dismantled in pre
paration for winter quarters, but under the
orders of her owners she was cut in com
mission again, her yards were hoisted, her
rigging set. her sails bent, her bunkers
were filled and the steward was ordered to
prepare for the reception of visitors, and
to take in provisions lor sixty sufficient to
last from baturdav's supper to Monday's
breakfast. Her captain and crew were "re
tained to work her in case of necessity and
to assist in much-needed instruction, and
as sne was she was given over to division 2.
Louis H. Turner, lieutenant command
ing division 2 and a retired sea captain of
many years' experience, took command.
\V. E. Gunn, the lieutenant junior grade,
was executive oflicer, and the senior en
sign of the division took the stai board
watch with the captain. The men were di
vided into watches, and at 8 o'clock in the
evening, as the steamer passed out over the
bar, the starboard watch took the deck.
Things went smoothly in more ways
than one, for the night was beautifully
clear, and but for the jamming of a brace
now and then as the yards swung round,
or the confusion which would follow when
the boys fumbled in the dark with down
hauls instead of pulling on halliards, there
was everything present to make the trip
pleasant. True, the bar had a few victims
who offered sacritices through the scup
pers, but as taps sounded over the after
hatchway there were few who could not
listen with pleasure.
Fore and aft sails were set after the bar
was crossed, then the engines were slowed
down to a speed which just took up the
drag of the screw, and so the steamer
swung lazily on toward Farallon light. A
course was taken which left her some miles
to the southwest of the big Farallon at
about 4 in the morning, and then, as the
watches changed and the starboard men
came on deck again, it commenced to blow
in good old-fashioned puffs that made the
little craft heel over until the foam came
in over her rail.
She tacked about this time, and heading
toward the light started north throueh the
trough of the sea. Then she did roll. A
pile of blanketed sailors, lying in misery
on the after hatch, styled for the occasion
the "sick-bay," was the first thing to come
adrift. The men to leeward neglected to hold
on, and under the impetus of an unusually
heavy lurch the whole crowd slipped down
under the lee rail, where they untangled
themselves and made their way resolutely
back to the hatch again. The bunker
doors in the fireroom burst open and coal
spilled over the floor, and the rotund form
of Captain Blair, who was out to see the
fun, was spilled from the berth he had
made on the dining-room sofa and was
sent rolling round among the table-legs.
Captain Turner kept the deck like an old
seaman — the pitching of the vessel brought
none out pleasant memories to him — ac
companied by the senior ensign. This
junior officer, however, held out but three
of the four hours of the watch, and then,
for obvious reasons, he sought and was
granted permission to turn in to his bunk.
The wind went down with the rising of
the sun and then all hands turned to and
worked back to steadiness by washing
down the decks. This was an operation
the need of which was in places painfully
apparent. Square sails were then set, but
were soon taken in, as the wind died down,
and under steam the vessel ran through
the strait and up to an anchorage off San
Quentin. Here the boys sent down the
foretopsail yards, unbent all sails and run
ning rigging, leaving the little steamer
ready for winter quarters again, at least
aloft. Then the boats were called away
by the ship's bugler and a race out over
the water to a mass of driftwood took
place. There was no decision, as one of
the boats ran through the stake and scat
tered it in all directions. Then the Dora
headed for home. Steered by two of the
petty officers of the division she landed at
The buglers were called aft, and as the
martial notes of the color salute came
from the deck the flags came down from
the trucks, and the cruise was over.
Captain Hanson, master of the steamer,
had said that everything was at the abso
lute disposal of the reserves, and through
out the trip he was a willing instructor' to
all who desired to learn. The Dora will be
laid up at the creek at once, but more
boats from the Alaska Commercial Com
pany will soon come down from the north,
and the honorary members are talking of
more cruises under the flag of the blueand
Mrs. Stanton's Birthday.
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