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Cholera and Typhus Attack Bulgars- Near Stamboul
TURKS SUFFER
HEAVY LOSSES
AT TCHATALJA
Battle Is Resumed, but Actual
Progress of Strife Is Not
Reported
the capture of S&lonikl and must have [
a great moral effect on the future j
course of the war.
The fighting that preceded the sur
render of Monastir lasted two days. J
The Servians had occupied all the high
points to the northwest of the town.
They brought up a large number of
field batteries, howitzers and other
heavy gun.", which enabled them to;
silence the Turkish artillery.
Saturday a Servian division was or
dered to storm a position west of the
town held by 20,000 Turks with 17
guns. Colonel Nedlch, commanding- the
Servian Moravia division, was detailed
for this operation. Hβ encountered
great difficulties in the marshy ground,
but effectually prevented the attempt
of this section of the Turks to break
through the retreat into Albania.
SURRENDER WAS INEVITABLE
According to. unofficial accounts the
Turks suffered the loss of 2,000 killed
and wounded, including several superior
officers.
In the meantime the Servian right
wing swung round and seized the Do
lintze-Giawar road, cutting into the
Turkish line of communication. The
Turks, thus surrounded, fought des
perately, and it is supposed that the
arrival of the Greek army from the
south rendered surrender inevitable.
Another of the strange silences that
have been characteristic of this war
appears to have fallen over Constanti
nople, from which only brief dispatches
have been received telling of the re
sumption of the Tchatalja battle, and
that the sultan has made a fresh per
sonal appeal to the European sover
eigns to intervene for the termination
of the war. Quite as little may be ex
pected to come of this appeal as of the
previous attempt at mediation by the
powers.
With cholera and typhus ravaging
her demoralized army and a powerful
ene,my hammering at the gates of the
capital, Turkey must again appeal to
the allies for terms. Undoubtedly the
object of the commanders in ordering
the attack on the Tchatalja lines was
to compel this course. It seems in*
credible that Bulgaria for the mere
glory of a triumphal entry into a city
she does not desire should wish to take
her army into a disease infested zone.
TURKISH REPORTS UNRELIABLE
Turkish reports, even the officers' of
ficial dispatches, of the results of the
operations have been so unreliable
throughout that little attention can be
paid to the statements regarding the
Tchatalja battle Issued in Constantino
ple Sunday and Monday. The opera
tion probably was little more than an
artillery preparatldn, which in all im
portant battles lasts several days, for
the purpose of drawing the enemy's
fire and locating his batteries.
As the effect of the victory in
Monastir will be to stiffen the Servian
government in resisting Austrian pre
tensions, the consular troubles at
Prisrend and Motrovitza are breeding
a dangerous spirit of ill feeling be
tween Austria and Servla, which is little
calculated to favor diplomatic nego
tiations. The newspapers of both cap
itals reflect this feeling.
No news has yet reached Vienna of
the Austrian consul Prechaska at Pris
rend. The Servian government has
declined to comply with Austria's re
quest to allow an Austrian representa
tive to go to Prisrend to make in
quiries, and practically ignores Aus
tria's protest on the subject.
Proof that the cholera has affected
the Bulgarian army comes in a report
that the noted German doctor, Roth,
has been summoned to Bulgarian head
quarters to assist in stamping out the
disease.
BULGARS AT DISADVANTAGE
The Bulgarians with all their artil
lery began their advance on the Tchat
alja fortifications Saturday and con
tinued the bombardment of the works
throughout Sunday. They, however,
found the Turkish position so strong
that they could make r.o impression on
them and for the moment, at least,
the attempt has been given up.
Observers who have been to the Turk
ish front agree that the capture of the
Tchatalja lines must prove a task of
tremendous difficulty. The days the
Bulgarian troops were compelled to
■use for the bringing up of guns and
ammunition and reinforcements were
utilized by the Turks to entrench
themselves and place their guns in po
sitions, giving them a distinct advan
tage over the attackers. The Turks,
who had been so shaken by their pre
vious defeat, appeared to have been
thus steadied, and thus far have made
a most determined stand.
The Bulgarian troops made their
main attack to the east of Tehatalja,
aiming to break through at the point
where the railway to Constantinople
makes a loop. The strong forts, the
marshes and the gruns of the Turkish
warships had evidently discouraged
them from making an attempt to turn
either flank of the Turkish lines.
TURKS MIGHT BE CUT OFF
Should the Bulgarians be success
ful in thefr effort to break through the
Turkish left center. Nazim Pasha's Ot
toman array will be pushed back to the
northeast, and its retirement on the
capital will be cut off. The Turks
seem to have no hope of driving back
the Bulgarian forces, but if they suc
ceed in holding the line of Tchatalja
both the military and diplomatic sit
uation will undergo a marked change,
since a long defense of the front prob
ably will compel the invaders to ne
gotiate without taking Constantinople.
SULTAN AGAIN
SUES FOR PEACE
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 18.—The
Bultan has addressed an appeal to the
sovereigns of the great powers. It Is
stated on good authority, requesting in
tervention to end the war.
A more optimistic tone prevailed in
official circles today, due to confidence
that the troops will be able to hold
the lines in Tchatalja. It is reported
that cholera and typhus are causing
fearful ravages in the Bulgarian ranks.
According to an announcement at the
■vrar office, the battle in the center of
Tchatalja lines continued today. Mah
moud Mukhtr's division attacked the
Bulgarians, throwing their formation
into disorder and capturing several
guns. The Turkish division, however,
sustained beavy lot-
The battle was resumed this morning.
The firing was not heard in the city
BULGARIANS BEATEN BACK IN THREE ASSAULTS
By PAUL LAMBETH
[Special Dispatch to The Colli
I ONDOX Nov 18.—The extent of the Bulgarian losses in the fight
ing at Tchatalja Sunday is not yet disclosed, but it seems to be admitted
that the check was a severe one. Already a new wave of hope has sprung
up at the Turkish embassy here, and dispatches from Constantinople
indicate that recruits are rushing to the Tchatalja lines, amplifying the
thousands of veterans who joined the main army Saturday and Sunday
-\n Engli«h doctor who has investigated the cholera situation in Con
stantinople says that there is absolutely no truth in the stories of patients
dying off like rats, unattended.
' There were 300 cases under treatment Saturday, and the mortality was
not abnormal for a cholera outbreak in Stamboul. There has been no inter
ference with the water supply. . . .
Two Chilean officers are seeing service with the Turkish main army.
There are said to be many Europeans among the cavalry and artillery
officers, mostly Germans. ..,,»• j
While the capture of Monastir by the Servians was expected at any
moment the previous operations'conducted by Prince Alexander having
rendered the defenses almost untenable, the wholesale surrender reported
from Belgrade robs the dispatches of the credence which otherwise would
be given to it. Most of the official admissions from the Servian army have
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owing to the gale which blew to the
westward.
Correspondents were permitted to ap
proach the lines on the Marmora side.
The cannonading showed nvuch less
violence than Sunday, but it Is Relieved
more infantry is in the attack.
It is impossible to ascertain whether
the Bulgarians were making any
progress in taking the lines, but it was
certain from a survey of the several
main roads that the Turks were not
retreating.
A military attache of one of the great
powers made the statement *hat at
taches were not permitted to witness
much of the action, but he saw some
thing of yesterday's artillery duel, in
which he declared the Bulgarians fired
badly. They wasted about 300 shells
on a battery near him and failed to
injure a single man or gun.. The at
tache expressed the opinion that the
Turks would hold the line succesa-
Detachments of bluejackets and
marines were landed from the warships
of the International squadron early
today. They occupied the foreign em
bassies, consulates and postoffices, the
banks, the hospitals and the schools of
the respective colonies.
A detachment of 100 British blue
jackets has been lent by the British
cruiser "Weymouth to guard the United
States embassy. as»the American sta
tion ship Scorpion has been allotted to
duty on the upper Bosporus and the
American cruisers are not expected to
arrive here before the end of the
month.
The sultan today telegraphed nis
felicitations to the Turkish army at
Tchatalja for yesterday's success over
the Bulgarians. He congratulated
Nazim Pasha, the commander in chief.
whom he requested to give his saluta
tions to the troops.
Mrs. Russell Sage has sent a dona
tion of $5,000 through Dr. Mary Mills
Patrick, president of the American
College for Girls at Scutari, for the
relief of the Turkish wounded.
A memorial urging the great powers
to secure Albania's national and polit
ical independence was presented today
by a deputation of Albanians to the
foreign embassies and the Turkish
foreign office.
The Albanians declared they are dis
quieted by the political alms of the
Balkan federation land will not admit
any change in the present territorial
standing of Turkey in Europe of a na
ture to prejudice their rights. They
would not admit, they said, any Inter
ference by the Balkan nations in the
administration of a country which be
longs to the Albanians by virtue of a
heritage from their ancestors.
DELGRADE REPORTS
D FALL OF MONASTIR
BELGRADE, Servla, Nov. 18.—The
Turkish fortress of Monastir surren
dered this afternoon to the Servian
troops. Fifty thousand Turkish sol
diers and three generals laid down
their arms.
The possession of the heights com
manding Monastir by Servian troops,
under Crown Prince Alexander, ren
dered the fortress untenable.
Fethi Pasha, former Turkish min
ister to Belgrade, was one of the first
to hand over his sword. At the begin
ning of the war he made the. remark:
"We will soon invite our friends to
dinner in Belgrade."
Monastir had been surrounded by
Servian troops for several days, while
Greek troops coming from the south
had cut off the Turkish line of retreat
to Ocfirlda. Saturday the Servian
troops throughout the day and night
succeeded in capturing two important
heights commanding the city. Then
they advanced through the morasses
upon the inner fortification which sur
rendered today.
Monastir was the headquarters of the
sixth Turkish army corps, commanded
by Fethi Pasha, but many other Turk
ish troops, fleeing from surrounding
towns which had been captured by the
Servians, concentrated there. Djavid
Pasha, the commander of the seventh
Turkish army corps, went therewith
many of his soldiers after the fall of
Uskup to the Servians.
It was thought that the Turkish
troops will be able to stand a
lengthy siege on Monastir, but It is
evident that the army was totally dis
organized and lacked provisions. Many
of the soldiers were reservists, only
recently called to the colors.
Monastir occupies a capital position
for defense. It is the market center
for the entire district, and has a popu
lation of 45,000, composed of Servians,
Bulgarians, Albanians. Armenians and
Turks. The Christians number about
half of the inhabitants.
The representatives of Germany and
Italy informed Premier Pachitch of
Servia today that their governments
supported Austria's view of Servia's
claims to an extension of her territory
after the war. M. Pachitch declined to
give a definite answer until the con
clusion of the war.
Bands of Arnaut tribesmen, armed
with rifles and in possession of two
machine guns taken from the Turkish
troops during their flight after the bat
tle of Kirchvo, are raiding and pillag
ing the surrounding villages and de
vastating the country as far as Gos
tival to the southwest of Uskup.
A USTRO-SERVIAN
-ft SITUATION TENSE
VIENNA. Nov. 18.—The Austro-Serv
ian situation has been rendered much
more serious by the tone of the Serv
ian press in its denunciation of Aus
tria.
This has been added to by the re
ported bad treatment meted out by thft
Servians to the Austrian consuls in Al
banian towns, who assert that they
were prevented from leaving, their
posts for fear they might disclose the
iil treatment of the Albanian inhabi
tants by the Servian conquerors.
The Reichspost publishes a dispatch
from its war correspondent, who says
he is informed by the fugitive Alban
ian leader, Koldibra, that the Servian
troops after occupying Prisrend. turn<»d
their machine guns on the inhabitants,
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19. 1912.
killing 111 men, 35 women and 10
children.
Koldibra also said that the charge
that the Servians were fired on during
their occupation of the town was
false.
WASHINGTON ACTS
VV AGAINST CHOLERA
"WASHINGTON. Nov. 18.—The public
health service is drawing tighter its
lines of precaution on the Atlantic
coast because of the appearance of
cholera in the zone of the Balkan war.
While Surgeon General Blue does not
regard the danger to the United States
as grave at the present time, all ves
sels from the Mediterranean will be
rigidly inspected. Vessels sailing for
the United States by way of Naples
will be examined In that port, where
the American public health service has
a surgeon stationed. Vessels from
ports of Turkey which do not touch
Naples will be closely scrutinized upon
their arrival in this country.
The men landed in Constantinople
yesterday from the United States sta
tion ship Scorpion were part of a force
of 2,000 which the diplomatic corps de
cided to send ashore as a matter of
precaution.
Advices received at the state depart
ment today indicate Constantinople re
mains quiet, but it was thought de
sirable, after a conference among the
foreign representatives, to send troops
ashore to occupy the embassies and
legations.
The commanders of the international
fleet have made arrangements for the
protection of foreign residents on both
sides of the Bosporus from San Ste
phano to Duyukdere, and It is believed
their plans will be adequate to meet
any emergencies.
The state department has made it
clear that in landing sailors from the
Scorpion on, Turkish soil the United
States has not departed from its tradi
tional policy of avoiding entangling
alliances or interference with Euro
pean policies. Therefore the command
er of the Scorpion is acting at the re
quest of American Ambassador Rock
hill and Is not under the control of any
of the European naval officers, though
most of those outrank him. By a com
mon understanding, however, all the
various naval contingents now In Turk
ish waters are being disposed of ac
cordln« to a tacitly accepted plan, but
each preserves Its independence.
ATTOMAN FORCES
V MERELY A RABBLE
PARIS, Nov. 18.—A picture of the
disorganization in the Turkish army Is
drawn by the war correspondent of
the Matin In Hademkeui, the Turkish
headquarters of the lines of Tchatalja.
Hβ says:
Colonel Lehman, a German of
ficer who has just taken over com
mand in the Turkish artillery, de
clares he did not find a single gun
in place. The Turks have plenty
of guns and ammunition. They
have German cannon and also
French cannon taken from the
Servians before hostilities began.
Three French guns were seen lying
in the mud at the Hademkeui rail
road depot, rust eaten and useless.
The total of the Turkish forces
is estimated at 150,000 men, but
there is a complete lack of energy
among the commanders, and organ
ization of any sort is absent. The
commander in chief does not leave
his parlor car, where he will not
receive anybody. The staff officers
of the Turkish army themselves
can not be seen out after 10
o'clock in the morning.
If things go on as they are to
day the Bulgarians will not find
any Turkish troops to fight—they
all will be dead from cholera and
typhoid.
A USTRIA HOPES
"■ WAR WILL CEASE
BUDAPEST, Nov. 18.—The Austro-
Hungarian minister of foreign affairs,
count yon Berchtold, in a debate this
afternoon on the budget, reiterated
Austria's policy with regard to the
Balkan situation.
He said the changes wrought by the
war obliged the government to con
cern itself with the effect those changes
would have on interests of the mon
archy. The cabinets in Vienna and
Rome, he declared, were agreed on the
future autonomous position of Albania,
adding:
"Our policy, like that of Italy, is
based on that principle."
Hβ hoped that the pourparlers now
proceeding would result in the epeedy
cessation of hostilities and the con
clusion of peace.
"We have reasons," he said, "in pre
suming that the states at war will not
overlook the legitimate interests of the
other powers."
fVTTOMANS HOLD
yJ BULGARIANS AT BAY
LONDON. Nov. 19.—The correspond
ent of the Times with the Turks, giv
ing further details of the battle along
the Tchatalja lines, says:
The firing increased heavily to
ward 3 o dock Sunday, when the
Bulgarian batteries three miles
north of Tchatalja opened a con
tinuous flre against the "twin works
of Hamidieh. Tne Bulgarian in
fantry had debouched into a plain
and seized the village of Izzeden.
from which they were driven hy
the Turkish artillery. Soon after
the village burst into flame , ?. The
Turkish troops appeared easily to
be holding the enemy at bay.
On the immediate front the' Tufics
had felt but slightly the Bulgarian
pressure since noon, and through
my glasses I could discover no
sign that the Turkish reserves had
left the positions they occupied in
the morning-.
The Bulgarian hatteriee, cleverly
entrenched at the edge of the
plain, had to bear the flre of the
heavy guns of three warships
booming broadsides from the sea.
This lire was directed by signals
from the hills. It seemed effective,
but the Bulgarian artillerymen
proved untrustworthy. In fact, for the last week it has been a matter of
no small difficulty to winnow the wheat from the chaff of the war news.
Today Sofia is silent, a sign that the reports from Con-stantinople may not
be overdrawn. . „ , _ .. ,
Sunday, according to an officer in command of the British warships in
the Bosporus the Bulgarians attacked the Tchatalja forts with heavy siege
artillery, drawn from the army beleaguering Adrianople. Three infantry
assaults were subsequently made on two of the central forts, and thrice the
Bulgarians were driven back. On the third repulse the Turkish claim the
capture of 8,000 men and 6 field guns.
The battle of Tchatalja apparently is not over, and in the absence of
news from -the Bulgarian side it is impossible to get a clear idea of the
progress of the fighting, but it would seem that the Turkish army, which
has been reinforced by fresh troops from Asia Minor, at least is holding its
own for the present: " ~,«,.
Mahmud Muhktar claims he attacked the Bulgarians and captured a
number of guns, but he significantly added he suffered heavy losses.
That cholera has appeared among the Bulgarians is proved by a sum
mons s-ent by Ferdinand to a German specialist to journey to the army and
aid in the efforts to stamp out the terrible scourge.
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still courageously served their
pieces. Thus the artillery combat
ebbed and flowed till the sun went
down In a crimson glow amid a
wet fog drawn up by the firing;.
Just before nightfall another vig
orous duel between the Bulgarians
and the Hamedieh works began I
thought for a moment that fhis hail
of Ehrapnel presaged an assault,
but I was wrong, as with the set
ting- of the sun all signs of fight
disappeared, save the flames of the
burning villages, as though the
battle was stopped by the touch of
an electric button. . ,
Thus finished the first day of the
Bulgarian preparation to discover
a salient point in the famous
Tchatalja lines. The Bulgarian
general must have learned much,
and learnea not to place too much
confidence in the appreciation by
amateur correspondents of the
morale of the army lately in re
treat, but well re-establishejf. It
is impossible to say what is pass
ing in other directions. Some of
the troops are seeing the enemy for
the first time. From what I have
observed, the Bulgarians made no
headway here.
The Express correspondent with the
Turks under date of Sunday night, de
scribes the 'battle at Tchatalja. He says
this engagement proved how marvel
ously the Turks had been reorganized.
The men behaved well under a terrific
artillery fire and everything went
smoothly. The hospital service and
commissariat were well supplied.
When the battle ceased for the day
the result was indecisive. Neither side
had gained any apparent advantage.
There was no doubt that the com
posite Turkish divisions had been suc
cessful in holding their own, according
to , this correspondent and scored all
the points in the first round of the bat
tle, which was likely to last several
days, unless interrupted by peace nego
tiations.
ADDITIONAL ARRESTS IN
VICE CLIQUE SCANDAL
Several Suspected Persons Have
Left Portland
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 18.—Three ad
ditional arrests were made today in
connection with the vice clique scan
dal which has created a stir in this city
in the last few days. The arrested
men are Harry A. Work, a hotel clerk;
E. E. Wedemeyer, a bookkeeper, and
W. D. Tierney, department manager of
a large drug house.
So far 14 n*en /have formally been
arrested, and of this number but two
have been able to furnish bonds to in
sure their appearance in court. All
the defendants, save one, were ar
raigned this afternoon and held under
bonds of from $2,500 to $5,000.
Several additional warrants were is
sued today and will be served as rap
idly as possible. Several of the sus
pected persons have left Portland.
"The Paper of Authority" In San
Frandaco and California is The
Call.
UNCLE SAM NABS SIX
IN GET RICH QUICK CHAIN
Arrests Made in Many Cities for
Big Swindle
CINCINNATI, Nov. 18.—With the ar
rests today in six cities of men alleged
by the government to constitute a
monumental get rich tfuick chain of
swindlers. United States secret service
men say they have brought to the sur
face an organization that mulcted
small corporations, inventors and pro
moters of $1,500,000 in the last three
years.
The arrests were made as the result
of secret indictments returned here by
the United States grand Jury.
The prisoners are F. D. Minyard, at
Cleveland, O.: George S. Hannaford, at
Chicago; P. B. Warren, at Rochester,
N. V.; Mason G. Worth, at New York,
Thomas Fishwick, at Boston, and A.
Bruce Crane, at Newark, N. J.
AGED MAN KILLED WHILE
BUYING WIFE'S COFFIN
RALEIGH, N. C, Nov. 18.—Caught
in the collapse of a casket display case
George Newton, acred 70 years, was
killed today In a local undertaking
establishment, whence he had gone to
buy a coffin for the burial of his wife,
who had died a few hours before.
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DESTROYERS MAY
BE LIKE NEPTUNE
Propulsion Stunt of Big Collier
Built at Mare Island May
Be Used
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.—Contracts
for the construction of six new torpedo
boat destroyers, bids for whteh were
opened at the navy department today,
probably will be divided among several
of the seven bidders.
No company offered to build all the
destroyers, and the Cramp company of
Philadelphia, whose bid was $846,900
each for three vessels was the lowest
on the department's designs, was the
only builder to seek contracts for more
than two.
The Cramp company also submitted
the lowest bid for two boats, $855,000
each, and the Fore River Shipbuilding
company of Quincy, Mass,, submitted
the lowest for a single contract under
department plans, $854,500.
The Bath Iron works offered to build
a single vessel for $810,000 on the plans
of the two destroyers now under con
struction at its plants, but asked
$862,000 for one on the department's
designs.
Other hide follow: Union Iron works.
San Francisco, $881,500 each for two
vessels; New York Shipbuilding com
pany, $870,000 for one vessel; Newport
News Shipbuiling company, $881,500
each for two vessels, $894,000 for one;
Seattle Construction and Drydock com
pany. $938,000 each for two vessels,
and the Cramp company, $870,000 for
one vessel.
These destroyers may be constructed
with turbine primary engines for high
speed, with reciprocating engine at
tachment for low cruising , speeds, or
may use reduction gear between the
high speed turbines and the propeller
when the vessel Is cruising. Except
in the case of the collier Neptune, now
being tried out, these combinations are
unknown in American naval construc
tion.
"BIG TIM/ , VIOLENT,
IS UNDER RESTRAINT
New York Politician Has Soften
ing of Brain
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Nov. 18.—Reports re
ceived in this city today by friends of
"Big Tim" Sullivan from the sanatori
um in Yonkers were that he is much
worse mentally and has become violent.
Some of the friends of the congressman
elect urged that a statement be Issued
in regard to his condition in order that
rumor might be set at rest. He is
suffering from softening of the brain.
Recently the spells of violence have, it
is said, necessitated his being re
strained and placed in a sheet for that
purpose In order to prevent his doing
himself or others Injury.
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tional park be acquired by the govern
ment is one of the recommendations
made by the superintendent of the
park in his annual report, just made
public by th« department of the in
terior.
"There are approximately 20,000 acres
of these lands," says Lieutenant Colonel
Forsyth, "consisting: of timber claims
and a few claims that were taken
up under the homestead act and
were never occupied as homesteads,
but simply used as a pretext for bring
ing in stock or cattle to stray upon
the park lands. There are no persons
now residing on patented lands within
the park except Kibby at Lake Eleanor.
TIMBER CLAIMS VALUABLE
"The timber claims are valuable and
are increasing . In value very rapidly.
Perhaps the finest sugarpine timber in
California lies within the park along
the road from Wawona to Chinquapin,
and most of it is on patented lands.
"The Yoaemite Lumber company has
built a logging railroad from El Portal
to near the park boundary in the vi
cinity of Chinquapin and is now cut
ting timber there and shipping the
logs to Merced Falls, where it has built
a large sawmill. This company has
also surveyed a route for continuing
the logging railroad through the park
to Alder Creek, where it claims the
ownership of 6,000 acres of timber
lands. The work of denudation in the
vicinity of Chinquapin has already be
gun, and it is what will happen to the
timber on all the patented! lands In
the park in the near future unless they
are purchased by the government.
REDUCTION OF^R^A
"This matter demands urgent atten
tiQn. The necessity of preserving the
forest in this portion of the park and
of reducing the number of private
claims to such an extent as would
justify the federal government in pur
chasing the remaining claims was one
of the main reasons that caused the
Yosemite commission of 1904 to recom
mend the reduction of the area of
the park. m
"That commission, as has every other
person who has been charged with
the welfare of the park, or with mak
ing any recommendations in regard to
it, recommended that the government
immediately purchase and extinguish
all private rights."
FAMOUS BATTLESHIP
ON THE RETIRED LIST
Independence's Flag to Be
Hauled Down Today
MARE ISLAND. Nov. 18.—After al
most a century of service the historic
receiving ship Independence will be
placed out of commission here tomor
row with elaborate ceresoony.
The flag will be hauled down with
all the officers and crew of the vessel
mustered on deck. Afterward the be
longings of the men will be trans
ferred to the cruiser Cleveland. Lieu
tenant Ernest A. Brooks is commander
of the vessel.
The Independence was launched at
Boston, July 20, 1814, and was the first
two decked ship ever built for the
American navy. Although launched
too late for the war of 1812, it gave
valuable service during the Mexican
war. In 1855 it was retired from ac
tive service.
STAMP COLLECTORS TO GATHEB—For pro
moting the Interests of stamp collectors of the
Pacific coast, the Pacific Philatelic society
will meet in Mechanics' institute. 57 Polk
street. V-'tdneeday erenlng at 8 o'clock. A
dinner will precede at a downtown restau
rant. S. C. Marcase Is the secretary of the
organ izatiou.
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