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Auto Speeding 60 Miles an Hour
Tips Over and Strikes Tele
graph Pole
Men Found Unconscious Under
Tonneau; 2 Will Probably
Die from Injuries
A Thomas Flyer, driven at the rate
of sixty miles an hour, and in-which
six men were riding, turned turtle on
the El Monte road near Alhnmbra
early lunt night, whon its steering gear
broke, and crashing into a telegraph
polo split in half. Injuring «friounly
and probably fatally two of its occu
pants. The other three men, among
them the chauffeur. Carl Michle. who
was driving the car nt the time of
tlic accident, miraculously es
caped Injury, and without rendering
aid to their companions, who were
lying under the machine unconscious,
hurriedly left the place. Tlie police are
searching for Michle, who they say
is out on probation from the juvenile
court on a charge of stealing an auto
mobile. _
W. O. Stephens of San Gabriel passed
thr wrecked machine in hi.-s auto, and
firo.lng blood stains on its side investi
gated and discovered J. A. Walsh, 707
South Flower stree; Stanley Gambel,
717 South Flower street, a,nd H. Mal
past. 717 South Flower street, pinned
under the car. Stephens loaded the
men in his automobile in an uncon
scious condition and took them to Dr.
Corey's hospital in Alhambra, where it
was found, according to Dr. Corey's
statement last night, that Walsh was
suffering from a broken collar hone,
Gambel from a broken back and Mal
past from a fracture of the skull.
The automobile wa« owned by O. H.
Klefer, a North Main street wholesale
liquor dealer, who lives at 432 West
Thirtieth street, and who had left the
machine in Mlchle's charge whon he
left for San Francisco with his wife
yesterday morning.
The two men who left the scene of
the accident with Michle were Harry
Hiene* and Tom Galbraith, 1191 East
Forty-ninth street. They will be ar
rested with the chauffeur if found.
The accident, according to Constable
Ben Parker of Alhambra, who made a
close investigation of the matter, was
the result of a joy ride by a chauffeur
in his employer's automobile. Parker
believes the men hawl been rtrlnklncr
and were out for a "good time." He
pays persons who saw them before the
car turned turtle state the machine
was making sixty miles an hour. No
one snw the car turn over and strike
the telegraph pole, but from the situa
tion of the big machine It is evident
that the car swerved when Its steering
BMUC broke, turned over and skidded
into the telegraph pole with a force
that cut it in half and completPly
wrecked it. The injured men were
found cramped under its tonneau and
blood stains on the side of the car,
where Malpast's head had apparently
struck, lrd to their rescue.
The police at once became suspicious
at the action of the throe uninjured
men in running away and leaving their
comrades pinned under the car and a
dragnet has been spread for the men
throughout the city.
It was with difficulty that relatives
and friends of the men as well as the
authorities learned the extent of the
injuries of the men in the Dr. Corey
hospital at Alhambra. The physician
did not care to state at first as to
whether or not his patients were in a
serious condition, but finally gave the
authorities a statement. He said the
men were unconscious up to a late hour
last nipht and that he did not know
their names, as he had sent their
clothes to Los Angeles to be cleaned,
and therefore could not Identify the
Constable Parker later procured the
names and addresses of the patients
and they were forwarded to the police
in this city.
F Associated Press)
SALE LAKE CITY, Dec. 11.—Amelia
Folsom Young, widow of the famous
Mormon prophet and leader, Brigham
Young, died at her home today. She
was 72 years of age. Her death was
caused by paralysis with which she
has suffered for three years.
Mrs. young pla.yed an important part
In the early history of Utah, and it
was for her that Brigham Young built
what is known as -Amelia's palace, one
of the show places of Salt Lake City.
She was born in Buffalo, N. V., August
23, 1838, her father being William H.
Folsom, who had joined the Mormon
faith. He later moved to Nauvoo, 111.,
where he was prominent in the affairs
of the church. \
Later he moved his family to Utah,
reaching Salt Lake when his daughter
was 22 years of age. Her first meeting
with the church leader was when, as
a child, she had seen him in her
father's home in Illinois.* Nearly twenty
years later she met him again, and
those familiar with the early history
of the church declare it wag a case of
love at once. They were married
January 24, 1863, and a short- time
thereafter tho construction of the
palace was begun.
Following the death of har husband
in 1877, Mrs. Young sold the palace and
later traveled In Europe. She is de
scribed at having been a most beauti
ful woman and one of the most bril
liant in the early history of the state.
Slio leaves no children, but surround
ing her bod wheh death came were
ninny men and women who have ton
prominent in the church for years.
She died In tho house which was her
iuim« when she came first to Utah.
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Hot nQ
Joy riders' auto turns turtle on El Monte
roari near Alhambra and two may die*
from injuries. PAGE 1
Professor Hermann B. Herlng address**
nearly 2000 people on Christian Science
at Simpson auditorium. PAGE. 3
Boosters campaign to bring Federation club
membership to 1000 mark. PAGE 6
Burning gasoline stove, hurled from house
during tire, strikes and Injures cook.
Brother of wife slayer says he hears
"voices" calling him and is arrested.
Trial of Baldwin will suit will start
today. PAGE 11'
Owner of Angelus hotel dies on an
niversary of divorce from beautiful
young wife. PAGE 12
Car crushes man's legs near Sherman
Junction. PAGE 12
Charitable women take active Interest
In plans to raise money for new Or
phans' home. PAGE 12
Burglars surprised at work by passer
by desert auto and kit of tools.
Committee takes last steps toward as
mring success at big aviation meet.
Japanese agricultural experts In Los
Angeles to study farming conditions
at Southern California. PAGE 12
Mrs. Mercedes VIR-nes, resident of Los An
geles during pueblo days, dies. PAGE 12
Editorial and JLetter Box. PAGE 4
Churches. PAGE 6
Sports. PAGES 6-7
Cable n«ws. PAGE S
Theaters. PAGE 9
Shipping. • PAGE 10
Weather report. PAGE 10
Classified advertising. PAGES 10-11
Queen of tour name rft voting contest ft© close
tonight. PAGES 10
California College of Electro~Mechano
Therapy secures San Has baths. PAGE 10
Friends fear two mlseing men were mur
dered on Mojave desert. PAGE 10
President of Cosmos Steamship company
killed in automobile accident near Gon
zales. PAGE 1
Six men. one woman, arrested In San
Francisco suspected of (59,000 bullion
theft on Alaska steamer. PAGE 1
Mexican government prepares for ac
tive campaign against revolutionists.
Mr. and Mrs. Menlo Moore of Vincennes,
Ind., to take new honeymoon following
husband's acquittal of murder. PAGE 1
American Society for Judicial Settlement of
International . Disputes plans permanent
peace court. PAGE 2
Congressmen now doubt that there will be
any serious effort at tariff tinkering.
Postmaster general's report shows deficit of
department la cut {11,500,000. PAGE 2
Revenge, not robbery, considered motive
of murder of four persons on farm
in Kansas. PAGE 3
Shawnee tribe of Indians claim big slice
of Mexico. PAGE 3
Ranchers In Texa» are cutting lands
Into farms. PAGE 3
Amelia Folsom Young, widow of famous
Mormon prophet, dies in Salt
City, aged 72. - PAGE 1
Steamship Olympla, wlOi 108 persons
aboard, is on rocks In Alaska in
furious storm. PAGE 1
Two hundred Brazilians killed or
wounded while watching bombard
ment; government troops quell mutiny.
Government expected to have same ma
jority In British parliament as be
fore elections. PAGE 5
Belaeco—"Old Heidelberg," 3:15 p. m.
Burbank —"A Message from Mara," 8:15 p. m.
Grand—"The Earl and the Girl," 8:15 p. m.
Levy's Cafe Chantant—Continuous vaudeville,
2:30 p. m. to 12:30 a. ra.
Los Angeles—Vaudeville, 2:30, 7:46 and 9 p. m.
Luna park—Outdoor amusements, band con
cert and vaudeville, 10 a. m. to midnight.
Majestic—De Wolf Hopper In "Matinee Idol,"
8:16 p. m.
Mason—Blanche Walsh, In "The Other Wom
an," 8:15 p. m.
Olympic—"Blaze Away," 3, 7:46 and 9:16 p. m.
Orpheum—Vaudeville, 2:15 and 8:16 p. m.
Pantages—Vaudeville, 8:30, T:46 and 9 p. m.
Princess—"The day Lord Harry." 3, 7:46 and
8:15 p. m.
TCbell club will hold regular meeting at 2:30
o'clock at Bbell clubhouse.
Park commission meets at R o'clock a. m. In
room 200 B. F. Coulter building.
PpUot commission meets at 7:30 p. ra. In
council chamber at city hall.
Regular December travel lecture for mem
bers of Y. W. C. A. will be given this even-
Ing at 1 o'clock. The talk, "Life and Customs
In Australia." will be glvi'n, with «tereoptlcon,
by Rev. J. C. Dlckson.
urring nf the will contest of Beatrice Anita
Turnbull to rhare In the estate of Lucky
Baldwin will begin at 2 o'clock this aftumuun
in department 2 of the superior court.
Associate on Bench Said to Beat
Hughes After Pressure Is
Judges Vandeventer of Wyoming
I and Lamar of Georgia May
Fill Vacancies
[Associated Prosa]
WASHINGTON, Deo. 11.—Associate
Justice Edward Douglass Wltfto of the.
United States supreme court is to be
elevated to the chief Justiceship.
| President Tuft will send the nomi
nation to the senate tomorrow at noon.
It i.s said that two new associate Jus
tices to fill vacancies on the bench
also will be named tomorrow.
It is reported tonight, though neither
confirmation nor denial was obtainable
at the White. House, that President
Taft will name as associate justices
Judge Willis Vandeventer of Cheyenne,
Wyo., now a federal Judge in the
eighth circuit, and Joseph Ttucker La
mar of Georgia, a Democrat and former
Justice of the Georgia supreme court.
It aluo was reported tonight, like
wise without confirmation, that the
new court of commerce will be named
by the president tomorrow and will
consist of:
Martin A. Knapp of New York, at
present enairman of the inirrstate
meree commission.
Robert W. Archibald, at present
United States judge of the middle dis
trict of Pennsylvania.
William H. Hunt of Montana, now
a Judge of the court of customs ap
Arthur C. Denlson of Michigan, at
present judge of the western district
of that state.
Julian W. Mack of Chicago, now
Judge of the appellate court, First Illi
nois district. Mr. Mack is a Demo
To fill vacancies on the Interstate
commerce commission, In place of Mr.
Knapp and former Senator Cockrell of
Missouri, who retires on December 31,
it was reported tonight that the presi
dent will name B. H. Myer of Wiscon
sin and C. C. McChord of Kentucky.
The announcement that Justice
White will be the new chief justice
undoubtedly will cause some surprise,
because it had been generally under
stood that Justice Charles E. Hughes
was slated for that honor.
In the last three days, however, it
became known that a change in the
head of the supreme court slate mißht
be made. Some of the president's
closest advisers argued with him that
Justice Hughes' experience at the bar
had 1 not been sufficient to warrant his
promotion at this time to the highest
Judicial position in the land. They
claimed that Mr. Hughes' reputation
as a lawyer had been gained prin
cipally In his conduct of two legisla
tive investigations.
They agree with the president that
everything pointed to a most brilliant
career on the bench for the former
governor. At the same time they of
fered the argument that Justice Hughes
was the youngest man on the bench
and that his opportunity for promotion
would come later when he would have
the advantage of maturing experience.
It is said the president sees in Mr.
Hughes the qualities that he believes
essential in a chief justice. Young,
vigorous, possessing great executive
ability and with progressive ideas, Mr.
Hughes was looked upon as the man
who could do much to bring about re
form a Judicial procedure in this
country. .
Ttie opposition to Mr. Hughes at
this time, on the ground of inexperi
ence, came not only from the presi
dents advisors in wasnington, but
also from the bar and from the pudges
of the various courts.
Justice White is a Democrat, and
was born in Louisiana. He was ap
pointed to the supreme court by Gro
ver Cleveland, and is 65 years old. So
far as Washington could recall to
night, this is the first time that a
chief justice of a political faith op
posite to that of the administration
has ever been appointed.
Although, a Confederate soldier and
a Democrat, he is said to hold prob
ably the most clearly marked ideas of
federalism of any justice. He was with
the government in all the so-called
insular cases involving the Philippines
and other~lsiand possessions. He ren
dered a minority opinion against the
government's contentions in the North
ern Securities case and also with the
minority in voting to sustain the' in
come tax. Justice White has been
on the supreme bench for 16 years.
He graduated from Georgetown uni
versity. In addition to practicing law
in Louisiana, he was a sugar planter.
He served in the Louisiana legisla
ture as a- senator, served for several
years on the state supreme court
bench and later went to the United
States senate.
Judge Vandeventer, who is generally
conceded to be one of President Taft's
selections as an associate justice, par
ticipated In the now famous Standard
Oil decision rendered in the Eighth
circuit. Mr. Taft debated for some
time as to the propriety of taking a
judge from this circuit and elevating
him to the supreme court, where he
might pass again upon these cases.
But :is courts often reverse them
selves, Mr. Taft felt if new evidence
justified such a course a man might
also reverse himself. Judge Vandeven
ter is regarded as a, high authority in
land cases. He ser ' • " oming
supreme court ben rs and
for seven years i tnt at
torney general. •
Judge Laraar c ■ Demo
crat who is said (elected;
has personally be W presi
dent for several ift early
decided that on> associate
justices should t. Judge
Lamar served *" ypars
on the supronv >rgia and
now is a leadin he south-
era bm\
His appointn the Dem-
(UoaUn> fbt).
Two Hundred Citizens billed or
Wounded While Watching
Bombardment of Buildings
Troops of Government Again Se
cure Control of Garrison on
Cobra Island
[Associated Press]
RIO JANEIRO, Brazil, Dec. 11.—Gov
ernment troops are again in control of
the garrison on Cobra island, and the
Second mutiny of the naval force has
ended with a heavy casualty list, but
in a way that probably will prevent
further risings for some time.
The mutineers who composed a bat
talion of the marine corps, numbered
about 600 men Of these 200 were killed
or wounded, and the others were taken
prisoners by the destroyers while try
ing to escape from the island in the
Two hundred citizens were either
killed or wounded while watching the
bombardment from the streets, or along
the water front. Many government
buildings were damaged, including the
treasury, the foreign office and the
departments of public works and tele
Two land batteries, two warships
and several destroyers took part in
the bombardment, and twice in the
eigagement, an armistice was allowed
for the removal of the dead and wound
Firing ceased entirely late in the
evening, but no actual surrender of
the rebels occurred, commanders of
the government forces deeming it wiser
to await the coming of day.
The destroyers, however, were sta
tioned within easy range of the island
so as to prevent any attempt by mu
tineers to escape. Toward midnight
eseveral boats put out and men could
be seen swimming evidently with the
intention of reaching the mainland. The
destroyers made them prisoners.
Martial law has been declared for
thirty days In the federal district and
The chamber of deputies met today
to discuss a special session. The gov
ernment believes it has the situation
well in hand, for aside from a few mal
contents, the army and navy are loyal.
A strict censorship is being maintained,
but conditions are entirely normal. The
scout ship Rio Grande do Sul fired
the first shot in. the revolt, turning
her guns on the city". The heavy bom
bardment by both land batteries and
warships caused a panic in Rio Janeiro
early yesterday, and frightened and
wounded people fled In all directions.
According to the newspapers the
causes leading: up to the second re
volt are trivial, most of the demands
made by the men in the last mutiny
having been granted by the govern
Fifteen Detectives Arrest Six
Men and Woman in $59,000
Alaskan Mystery
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11.—Six men
and a woman were locked up on sus
picion of the federal secret service
bureau and the local police that they
are responsible for the theft of $59,000
In bullion from a shipment of gold
aboard the steamer Humboldt Septem
ber 11.
Gold bars valued at $7000 have been
recovered. Papers found among the
effects of two of the prisoners show
that $3100 worth of the gold has been
The gold has been identified as the
product of the Tanana district, In
Yukon, Alaska, and it was from a con
signment of this bullion valued at
$170,000 stowed in the treasure vaults
of the steamer Humboldt that the
thieves made their haul. The gold was
being shipped to the Dexter-Horton
National bank of Seattle from the
Washington-Alaska bank of Pair-
banks. Pig iron was substituted in
one of the boxes for the gold bars that
had been removed, and in this way
the robbery remained unknown until
discovered when the shipment was ex
amined at Seattle.
Those under arrest are E. C. Smith
and his wife; J. C. Woodman and his
brother, G. M. Woodman, and three
men whose names the police have not
divulged. They have been in San
Francisco only a short time.
Three weeks ago Secret Agent Harry
G. Moffltt received word that they
were in the city, disposing of large
quantities of gold. He co-operated
with the local police, and the suspects
were shadowed. With the aid of thir
teen detectives Thursday, Moffltt and
Detective \Sergeant O'Day swooped
down on the gang in their rooms in
three different lodging houses on the
south side of the city.
Saws, flies, rasps and other instru
ments used in preparing the gold for
sale were found In the Smiths' room,
and like instruments with crucibles
were found among the possessions of
the Woodmans. The gold that was re
covered was found In a safe deposit
box to which Mrs. Smith held the key.
The prisoners deny any knowledge
of the robbery of the Humboldt.
FLORENCE, Dec 11.—The observa
tory here reports that from 11 o'clock
this mornin? until 1 o'clock tills after
noon a Bsrles of strong- earthquake
vibrations were recorded on the Instru
ments. Apparently the disturbance
was at a great distance.
Ship Carrying 106, on Rocks,
Calls Help; Wireless Stops
Young Wife Who Recited Story Like
Evelyn Thaw to Save Her Husband
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Menlo Moore Again Courts Wife
After Her Story Saves Him
from Gallows
(Special to The Herald)
VINCENNES, Ind., Dec. 11.—Mr. and
Mrs. Menlo E. Moore of this city are on
their second honeymoon, hoping to blot
out the memory of a tragedy that sent
one man to an early grave and almost
sent the husband to the gallows.
"We will begin life over again," said
Moore, a theater manager, after a jury
that had listened to evidence in the
murder trial, at which he stood ac
cused, had brought in a verdict of not
Moore's young wife, whose beauty led
to the tragedy, threw her arms around
his neck with a hysterical cry. For
giveness was more than she had dared
to hope for, although it was her testi
mony that led to her husband's ac
The pretty young woman, like Evelyn
Nesbit Thaw, had' taken the witness
stand, and in a courtroom crowded to
suffocation by her former friends and
neighbors, had bared the inner secrets
of her heart. It was a story of the
pursuit by Charles E. Gibson, wealthy
oil well owner, that only ended when
Gibson was shot to death by Moore.
The murder of Gibson occurred on
the platform of the Union station here,
where Gibson was waiting to take a
train. Moore, who had listened to the
confession of his wife the night pre
viously, came upon the oil man and
without a word shot him. Then, much
the same as Harry Thaw, he stood by
and calmly watched his victim in hia
death agonies.
The theatrical man made no resist
ance when policeman came to arrest
him. He did not seem to care what
became of him. He believed his wife
equally as guilty as Gibson. But at
the trial, where the unwritten law was
pleaded to the jury and insanity to the
court, when the wife came forward and
told the entire story, sparing herself
in no particular, the husband saw that
she was not to blame. Whpn her story
had the effect of acquitting him he was
not hesitant in showing his gratitude.
The wife's story was necessary to the
defense, it having been asserted that
the telling of the same story to the
husband had unbalanced his mind tem
Men Climbing Ladder to Window
Frightened by Passerby
SAN BERNARDINO, Doc. 11.—A sen
sational attempt to kidnap Miss Ludtl
Valentine, a 10-year-old girl of a well
known Ontario family, from the deten
tion home in this city late last night
has caused a furore.. The girl is held
at the home as a witness against M.
Akers, an orange grower of the west
end of the county. .•
The would-be kidnapers placed a lad
der against the side of the house un
der the window of the room where Miss
Valentine is confined. They were in the
act of entering the room when a passer
by discovered them and gave the alarm.
The men escaped. . , •,
Considerable mystery Is attached to
the affair for the reason that the sup
posed detectives, said to be employed
by a Los Angeles agency, are in the
city, presumably working on the case.
Akers has been released on bail and
has retained Earl Rogers to fight the
i chin go . . . ... . ■ . ,
t<l XTi^T 17 1 VIPTTTC • DAILY to. ON TRAINS 80.
Oll> I* Jjiif VUI JJCiO . SUNDAYS 6c. ON TRAINS 10«
Car i Turns Somersault Near
Gonzales, Crushing Cosmos
Company President
SALINAS, Cal., Dec. 11.—Hurled from
his machine as it skidded and turned
a somersault, Lendal Morton Gray,
president of the Cosmos Steamship
company, was killed today on the road
two miles south of Gonzales.
Gray's'wife and his chauffeur, James
Rooke, escaped with slight injuries.
Gray's favorite dog was crushed be
neath the big automobile.
The Grays were returning from a
visit to Paso Robles. Gray sat at the
wheel as the town of Gonzales was ap
proached, and was sending the machine
along at a rate of thirty miles an hour,
when suddenly he came upon a sandy
stretch. In an instant the wheel was
wrenched from his hands, the machine
skidded, turned completely over, and
Gray was pitched headlong to the side
of the road.
Mrs. Gray and Rooke fell from the
car, but sustained only a few bruises.
When they reached the injured man's
side he was unconscious, and he died
within a short time. His skull had been
fractured. Gray was 41 years old.
NEW YORK, Dec. 11.—Vice Presi
dent Edward Van Wyck Rossiter of
the New York Central lines died at
his home in Flushing, L. 1., this morn
ing of a complication of diseases after
an illness of several months.
Mr. Rossiter was born in St. Louis
in 1844, but his parents wore eastern
ers and he was educated in Brooklyn.
In 1859 he entered the railroad service
as shipper's clerk in the office of the
Hudson River railroad, nnd rose stead
ily until he was treasurer of the New
York Central & Hudson River railroad
in 1893 and vice president in 1900.
He also was vice president of almost
all the lines affiliated with the New
York Central system, a director in
several banks and a member of the
New York chamber of commerce.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—Represen
tative Macon of Arkansas threatens
trouble for Capt. Robert E. Peary,
Arctic explorer, when the question of
honoring him comes up on the floor of
the house.
He is a member of the naval affairs
committee, which has before it a bill
to make Peary a rear admiral.
Mr. Macon contends there Is no more
proof that Peary discovered the north
pole than Dr. C6ok had to prove his
assertions, and that if the committee
reports the measure he will fight to
the last ditch.
SAN DIEGO, Dec, 11.—From the
armored cruiser West Virginia, which
was in the harbor today, it was learned
the six cruisers comprising Admiral
Barry's command, will begin the an
nual record practice off the Coranado
isiMMcls tomorrow. This will continue
until Baturday. Then will come battle
maneuvers with the torpedo flotilla.
The cruiser Meet la scheduled to leave
for San Francisco December 23. j
Federal Judge Cushman and
Members of Court Passengers
on Wrecked Vessel
Last Word Says People Will Not
Brave Angry Sea Till Boat
CORDOVA, Dec. 11.—The following
passengers nailed from Cordova on the
United Slates District Judge K. E.
Oushman and wife. United States Dis
trict Attorney George R. Walker, As
sistants G. It. Bnibaker and J. Lincl
ley Green, Clerk of Court E. H. r.akln,
Deputy Clerks Thomas Scott and Don A.
Stewart, Deputy Marshals J. H. D. Bouse,
J. I. Brown; Judge. John i.ynnn, T. J.
Donnhue, L. V. Ray, l{. J. Mayer, A. D.
Richards, G. I-. Graber, 8. Hamburger,
wife and two little children; Mrs. H.
Morrison, A. G. Morlej, Dave Spencer,
W. H. Crary, J. J. Hamilton, Paul
Alixieff, Anton Croyuse, Robert Doyle,
Howard M. Conrad, H. R. Robinson, Leon
Jlroux, T. D. Winters, Fred Meyers, H.
S. Dean, H. H. Apim-I, Ed Sellers. John
T. Annas, Jack Marvin, C. 1,. Forsberg,
C. Street, Fred Carlson, H. E. Carter,
S. G. Schloeman, s. X. Douglas and
E. L. Clark, Seattle agent of the Alaska
Steamship company.
In addition to the passengers who
boarded the Olympia here, the follow
ing took passage at Seattlei
For Valdez: I). A. Jess, I*. Bauman,
James St. Marie and wife. Miss Grace
Powers, F. W. Powers and George Keed.
[Associated FresiO
CORDOVA, Alaska, Dec. 11.—The
Alaska Steamship company's steamer
Olympia, with 106 persons aboard, Is
ashore on BHerh island, Prince William
sound. A furious storm is raging. No
word has been received from the wire
less operator on the Olympia since this
morning, when an urgent appeal for
help was sent, and grave fears are en
tertained for the safety of those on
the wrecked vessel.
There are fifty-two passengers aboard
the Olympia, most of whom boarded
the vessel here last night. Among
those who sailed from here for Valdez
and Seward are United States District
Judge K. E. Cushman and wife and
members of the Third district court,
who are on their way to Valdez, where
court convenes tomorrow.
The crew of the Olympia consists of
fifty-four officers and men, Capt. J.
Daniels being in command.
The Olympla sailed from Cordova at
6 o'clock last night, having arrived
from Seattle earlier In the day. Al
though the night was clear and a full
moon shed a bright light, navigation
was made dangerous by a 60-miles gale
blowing from the north.
Between 12 and 1 o'clock this morn
ing the operator on duty at the navy
wireless station picked up the distress
signal of the Olympia. He answered
at once. Operator Hayes, on, the
Olympla, then sent an urgent appeal
for help, saying the Olympia had struck
on Bligh island and was in an exposed
position. Heavy seas were breaking
over her, making the position of those
on board all the more perilous.
For several hours the naval operator
was unable to get any response to his
calls to the Olympla, and it was feared
the vessel had gone down with all on
board. The operator continued his ef
forts, and at 10 o'clock was rewarded
by again receiving a faint call from
Operator Hayes on the helpless ship.
Hayes said the storm was continuing
with unabated fury. The Olympia was
being tossed about by the pounding
waves, grinding her sides against the
rocks. This constant pounding made it
almost impossible to operate the wire
Operator Hayes said the passengers
and crew are still hopeful help will
come before the ship goes to pieces.
Huge waves continue to break over her
and the situation of the passengers is
extremely serious.
Owing to the closing of the military
cable offices at night, assistance could
not be summoned from Valdez, only
twenty miles distant from the scene
of the wreck. No tugs were in the
harbor here and it was necessary to
telephone to Katalla, fifty miles east
of here, to get a boat that could go to
the assistance of the Olympia's people.
The launch Corsair left Katalla early
this morning. Word was also sent to
Seward, to the westward, to dispatch
the mail steamer Dora to the Olympia's
assistance. The Dora was due at
Seward early today and should already
be on the way to Bligh island.
The rock on which the Olympia
struck is one of the numerous reefs
that sourround Bigh island and make
it the most dangerous spot in Prince
William sound. It is at the entrance
to Ellumar bay and is but twenty miles
from Valdez, the port which the Olym
pia was seeking to make.
Owing to the difficulty with which
wireless communication with the Olym
pla was maintained. Operator Hayes
was unable to give any details concern
ing the grounding of the vessel. It in
believed, however, that her machinery
must have broken down, leaving her
at the mercy of the storm.
Operator Hayes said the boats were
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