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DRENCHING RAINS MEAN
PROSPERITY-DOWNPOUR
SOAKS THE ENTIRE STATE
Cewtinued From Page 1
named Trodden. There was no trace
of thorn. In Napa the fire department
and scores of otb*rs set te work as
rescuers. There was eight feet of
waif " in Spanishtowvn. The Southern
Pacific tracks were out from tiie Napa
dryer to First street!.
R AILROAB S THRO I ¥
The Calistoga branch of the South
ern Pacific was tied *ip, as was the
Napa Valley Klectric line. Napa Junc
tion wias Hooded. Calistoga, with nine
inches of rain in 21 hour*, was in bad
shape.
On tltr Northwestern Pacific trains
between .Santa Rosa and. llealdsburg
urere held UP by a washout. The elec
tric car service from Santa Rosa to
gebastopol was demoralised.
In Santa Rosa, piling under the
electric linens bridge was washec"
away. The E and Main streets
ttridges were saved with difficulty.
Front Santa Jtosa to Petaluma the
country was ujnder water.
The Russian river was at its high-
K\ST PET A*, I" MA FIXM»DED
East Petaluraa was reported flooded,
hundreds of men working to save the
factory district.
The Southern Pacific line from
Santa Rosa was tied up.
The Southairn Paciflc kept a patrol
<«n it* tracks through the Yolo basin,
where the water was near the top of
the newly raised embankments. From
Rarfumenlo to Sparks it was raining
hard. The first washout reported was
near Midae. and all trains were run
fin a slow schedule.
' The Southern .Pacific had difficulty
Jvecause wires were down. The sta
tion at Palermo was flooded, end bad
conditions were reported around Oro
ville.
IMKHIUK KIVCRS Kit.lNt;
lug fast. The levees were kept under
constant patrol. .In many places they
were strengthened by emergency
crew.- of volunteers.
San Francisco itself suffered dam
age. Wires were torn down, trees
c- .-\ erturtie.l, signs. <n::miev
pots and fences turned into debris by
Marin county and tbe peninsula
were severely buffeted and in places
WRACKS I M>ER WATER
While trains were run on the sub
urban electric branch of the North
western Pacific, at some places = the
tracks were under water. The post
office at Ross was four feet under
water. On th# county ratal tf autos.
stalled, were tied to trees to prevent
their floating away on the high tide.
The waters began to recede today,
hut fears were felt for the high tide
st S p. as.
A hundred families Or more left
their inundated homes.
ROSS MARSHAL RESCIES WIIK
One was that of George Ryan, dep
' ty marshal at Ross, who carried his
wife out. wading waist deep.
Lagunitas creek, usualy carrying
four feet of water at this season, had
3d at Ross.
Near San Anselmo a bridge was
washed out.
x larkspur and Ross were isolated,
telephone wires being down.
The Northwestern Pacific trains on
the main line were affected by wash
outs above Santa Rosa. The Guerne
ville branch was stopped.
TrafnV on El ('ammo Real down
the peninsula was halted when two
big palms in front of the Buriingame
Country club were uprooted. Tele
phone poles fell also. San Mateo and
Hillsborough were in darkness last
night. '
BAM MATEO t I.OODED
Small buildings were damaged. The
streets of East San Mateo were flood-'
ed and the swamp lands became part
of the bay.
Wires were badly tangled in the
east shore communities. Underground
conduits in Berkeley were flooded,
and many crossed wires' started
trouble. Trees were uprooted, es
pecially in Piedmont and the hills be
yond. At Tenth and Webster streets.
Oakland, the wind smashed a big
plate glass window.
■ On the edge of Contra Costa county
traffic on the tunnel road was tied
np by landslides, which snapped off
eight or nine telephone poles. Double
repair crews were put on the job.
I CI.EC.HAPH H !Kl> BOW \
The telegraph wires along both the
Santa Fe and the Western Paciflc
railroads were broken down by the
heavy winds and rain, and crews were
working hard today to open the wire*
again. Poles were swept down and
aires broken and grounded on tlie
Santa Fe down the San Joaquin val
ley. The Western Paciflc suffered
most in the mountains near Portola.
The Western Pacific officials here
had reports of mudslides and rock
alides over their tracks In the moun
tains last night, and train service has
beenu temporarily broken off. Pas
sengers are rooted ove rthe Southern
Pa< itic around the obstructions. The
full nature of the damage was not
learned because of the broken tele
grahp wires.
snips AT SEA IN Mf*llaMl
While things were sent hurtling on
land, the stress at sea was even
greater.
Whipped by the gale, the steam
schooner Porno, disabled, was picked
up by the big lumber steamer Adeline
Smith, according to wireless informa
tion sent in early in the day.
The deckload on the Porno had beim
washed away and her crew of 20. un
•der Captain Liileland, as well as her
passengers, were In distress.
At the office of the owners, Sway»»
Sc Hoyt, it was said that the number
of passengers was probably six or
seven, though tlie passenger capacity
i« 4J The Porno's lumber capacity is
350,000 feet.
Later advices announced the Porno
aa due late in the afternoon from Al
bion. She was picked up 20 miles off
Point Reyes.
*ECOM) HEM I E BY oi,si:\
Thes rescue of tiie Porno is the sec
ond sUxsilar feat performed in three
months by Captain Olsen of the Ade
line Smith. Last October he saved
the oil barge Simla off the Point
Oorda rocks, rescuing her crew of
I*. The Odeline Smith's owners got
ISi.M* salvage.
The Smith made good progress with
her tow today, being the largest
and fastest ship in the coast lumber
trade, it is said. She was designed
by Edwin Hough, and is well known
ail over the coast.
Other vessels were in difficulty, be
ing driven back to port or sent scud
ding home battered and with torn
sails.
The schooner Expansion, Captain
Ja< "I'sen. from Rellingham for IquU
que. was driven into port, her canvas
ripped from the masts and her water
tanks Hmaehed. She will be compelled
to take on a new water supply.
Fred E. Mathieson, 1534 Jackson
street, and George Korts. 3301 Col
lege avenue. Berkeley, pilots, were
carried to sea. Unable to leave the
boats they had taken over the bar,
they had to continue to Honolulu. It
Is considered a? slight chance that
they will be able to be transferred at
sea.
Mathieson took out the liner Sierra
and Korts. the oldest of San Fran
cisco's pilots in poinr of service, the
Pacific Mail liner Persia.
1 LITTLE STEAMER BEATS BACK
The little steamer Aberdeen, which
takes the garbage scows from Oak
land to sea, failed to weather the
stor Be When it reached the open sea
today and was forced to take its
noisome cargo back to the foot of
Broadway in Oakland-
The steamer Francis H. Leggett,
Captain Belleson, started for Seattle,
but was compelled to turn back at the
bar. being unable to make headway
against the gale.
An egg shortage is threatened for
San Francisco as the result of the
confusion caused by the storm among
the boats plying the Sacramento and
Sun .loaquin rivers.
Of the large fleet only two arrived
this morning, both late. They were
the Apache and the Navajo of the
Southern Pacific line t,> Sacramento.
The steamer Gold started for Peta
lutna, but was forced to tie up at
California City.
STORM MEW* Bit; CROPS
In spite of the damage by wind and
rising waters, the storm lias done
California incalculable good, the ben
efits to crops offsetting property dam-
Here were rainfall figures for 24
hours compiled by the Southern Pa
cific:
Redding. 4.70 inches.
Dunsmuir, 4.24.
Santa Rost. 4.
South Vailejo. 2.
Ben Lomond, 5.08.
Boulder, 3.21.
Wrights, 5.04.
Calistoga, 8.
One sign of prosperity on a larger
scale came from the south central
.coast in the report that Santa Cruz
mountain stockmen were sending to
Arizona for caul.-. They are restock
ing their ranches after letting the
ranges he depleted in the two pre
ceding years with subnormal rainfall.
tTOKM DOES GOOD WORK
Weather Forecaster O. H. Willson
said today:
•'lt will probably be a wet New
Year eve, but San Francisco has cause
to be jolly anyhow.
"The rain is doing wonderful good
everywhere. We need more rain
than usual after two dry years, and
it looks as if we would get it. Al
ready San Francisco's precipitation is
half of the normal for the season.
"The power and irrigation outlook
is good, as the sno<f.-fall in the moun
tains is heavy, and it has been a
snow with a high water content.
50NOMA SWEPT BY
TERRIFIC STORMS
SANTA ROSA, Dec. 31 —The worst
storm in 15 years Is raging over So
noma cofinty. The rain fell steadily
all yesterday and about 5 o'clock the
wind increased to the force of a hur
ricane.
Electric car service between Santa
Rosa and Sebastopol was demoralized
and Northwestern Pacific trains were
held up by a washout between this
city and Healdsburg.
Santa Rosa creek is a veritable
inMlrace. and the piling under the
electric line bridge has been washed
away, leaving the structure totter
ing and apt to fall any moment.
Gangs of men parroted the bank of
the creek all night, and the X and
Main street bridges were saved with
difficulty.
Mayor J. E. Merrier personally took
: charge of the battle against the
I water, and, assisted by Street Coni
THE SAN FBAffCISCO CALL AND £OST,JtVEPXESDAY. 1913
"BOSTICK IS SANE,"
SAYS ALIENIST AS
HE EXAMINES BANDIT
Mrs. Lola Statler, Bandit Fariss' sweetheart, and (below) her
mother, Mrs. Addie George.
missloner Beebe and more than 200
men, abutments were thrown up to
protect the bridges belonging to the
The country between this city and
Petaluma is under water along Iho
.Vort h western Paciflc tracks. Tho
t'azadero section had measured 32
inches of rain before the beginning
of the storm, and It is estimated that
five Inches of rain has fallen in the
last day and a half. There la no sign
of a letup of either rain or wind in
any part of the country.
Not In 20 years has the Russian
river been so high. Outside of dam
age to timber the river is not threat
ening property.
Roads throughout the mountain
sections of the county have be<in
washed away.
East Petaluma is reported as
flooded and the mills and factories
kept men at work all night trying
to prevent the rapidly rising water
from flooding buildings where valu
able merchandise is stored. Orders
were received during the night from
the Oakland mole by Station Agent
Stone not to send a train down the
Southern Pacific line.
GRANT'S GRANDSON WEDS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 31.—Mrs.
W. A. Peaebaker of East Waterford
today announced the marriage of her
daughter, Miss Lillian L., to Lieuten
ant Chapman Grant, stationed at
Fort Clark, Tex. Lieutenant Grant
is a son of J. Root Grant and a
grandson of General V. S. Grant. He
is 25 years old and Mrs. Grant is 23.
it*"! GLASSES
RIGHT
WHEN
PROPERLY
FITTED
* invite all eye
r^MEC;; corrections of
ever > >lf-crip-
Optician.
910 Market Street
Near Powell Opp. Fifth
Statler Ready to Forgive Wife,
Who Fled With "Bostick"
to San Francisco
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 31.—An alien
ist examined Ralph Fariss. alias John
Bostick, the El Monte train bandit,
for nearly twt hours today and then
reported to District Attorney John I>.
Fredericks that the prisoner was per
fectly rational.
It Is expected, therefore, that when
the case comes before Judge Craig b)
the criminal department of the supe
rior court next Friday that the prose
cution will insist that the death pen
alty be again imposed.
Mrs. Lola Statler, the young woman
whom Fariss took to San Francisco
with him the day after the El Monte
robbery and murder visited the pris
oner in his cell at the county jail
directly after the alienist's examina
tion. It was the first time the two
had seen each othpr since Fariss was
arrested eight days ago in San Fran
cisco. They slipok hands coolly.
SEEKS RECONCILIATION
Roy Statler, the young husband of
the bandit's sweetheart, is seeking a
reconciliation with his wife.
Statler came to Los Angeles today
from San Pedro, where he lives, for
the purpose of obtaining an interview
with his wife. She is with her mother,
Mrs. Addie George. Asked if he will
take her back, he declared with great
feeling that he will do anything he
can for her and that the trouble which
arose between himself and her several
months ako was not her fault.
ASK JOHXSOV TO SAVE PAIIISS
By Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Den, 31—Senti
mental pleas for Governor Johnson to
•how mercy tq Ralph Fariss, who
killed Horace K. Montague in a
Southern Pacific train holdup, are be
ginning to pour into the governors
office.
The
Machinist
Machinists, as a
rule, are well paid
and steadily em
ployed. The Anglo-
California Trust
Company has a good
many of them on the
books of its Savings
Department, but it
has room for a good
many more.
<I In time of your
personal prosperity,
prepare for that pe
riod of your life when
you cannot earn as
much as you do now.
A savings account is
the best way.
ANGIp:@UFQRNIfI
trust mmvi
COMMERCIAL T*UST SAVIN** "
BANK 4
Market atSansomeStt
branch <?
! , Mission at 16th StvJ
To You-Mr. Employer
With a Few Employees:
Do you know the provisions of the new Workmen 9 s
Compensation Law which goes into effect Jan. Ist?
Are you prepared to meet any loss arising from
injury to any of your employees?
. . .. •
This a far reaching law that applies to every employer in the State of California.
Whether you have one employee or a dozen or any number you are liable for the safety of
each and every person in your employ.
In case of an accident and injury to your employee he is entitled to according to law and can
collect the following.
FIRST: Cost of doctor, nurse, hospital, medicines, supplies, crutches or other
I appliances for 90 days. '
SECOND: If after two weeks he cannot return to work you must pay him 63 r
per cent of his regular salary or wages; he can collect this amount every week
for 240 weeks (that is 4 years and V/ 2 months).
THIRD: If he is totally disabled for life then you must pay him 40 per cent F
of his regular salary or wages as long as he lives.
Say that your employee is getting only $85 a month.
The total amount that a permanent disability to him would
cost you would be over $7,500.00.
So you plainly see, Mr. Employer, that ,you cannot afford to take chances. YOU MUST BE
PROTECTED. You purchase a Workmen's Compensation Policy just as you purchase a Fire
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But the Workmen's Compensation Policy is something more than insurance, as it includes a
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And this is the particular reason why you should buy your protection from the
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20 Town of Palo Alto (Municipal Imp.) 5
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Otate. 21 Oakland Transit Const. Ist Const Mtge jj
7 Paciflc Electric Ry. Co. Ist Mtge |
hi fjpa. 11 Aa* ¥¥ f J . 10 Petalttma & Santa Rosa Ry. Co 5
I* I Jouble Action nnrnp lndufttrv 10 San & san joaqum v«j. uv c©. s
19 1/UUUIV i-aVUVII * twlllv IUUU9U Jf s Southern Pacific Ry. Ist Refunding Mtc I
10 Union Traction Co. of Santa Cruz Ist
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5 Pacific Gas Imp. Co 4
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Note How the Company Invests in High Grade Bonds 15 SOTSrWi «
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HOME OFFICE, FOURTH FLOOR, MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE BUILDING, SAN FRANCISCO.
Assets Over $750,000.00

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