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Effects of the Passengers Are Lost
The steamship Brunswick came into
•:.;,> a SORT victim of the
o.rd gear was torn
k cargo gone, and a
generally demoralized looking
craft has never crossed the bar. The
m she encountered was terriffie.
lied pot;t was a won
liassengers. In speaking
ht trip Steward Jones said: -'Talk
• bout a hurricane at sea: Why a hur
: c was nothing compared with the
■■-. we encountered. I think the
wind mupt have been blowing 100 miles
&.n h
Ev. ■;■>■!, r,iy on board was seasick, and
et the height of the storm, when the
•as plunging furiously
and - c scared passengers did
car*- try to venture out of their
r^ome. They could not save their bag
gajpr- which wa- stored in the forward
At 1:50 o'clock yesterday morning the
f:f*mer listed to starboard and was on
verge of turning turtle when Cap
tain Eik-fpen rushed on to the bridge
end gave the order to cut away the
, chains and let the forward cargo of
FitS, then
• Dr. Miles' Restorative Nerv-
ine has been so successful in
curing these brain-wrecking
diseases that 1 there is every
reason to believe that even the
most hopeless cases can be
benefited, if not fully restored.
We will be pleased to refer
any one thus afflicted to many
who now enjoy the blessing of
health, after years of hopeless
"I have a son that had brain fever
* when two years old. followed by fits of
the worst type, and he was pronounced
incurable. I spent hundreds of dollars
for him. -without relief. After about
fifteen years he became bo bad that wo
pent him to pcliflf hospital for the
insane, at i • ?port. Ind. He was
there nearly three years, but he con- .
tinued to frrow worse, so we brought
him home Jubfc 30, 1902, in an awful
condition. He 'ffaA lost his mind almost
entirely. He hardly knew one of the
family; could not even find his bed;
wa>- n total wreck. He had from 5 to
10 fits a day. We were urged to try.
Dr. Miles' Nervine, and before the first
bottle was used, we could see a change
for the better. We have given it to
him ever since, and he has had but
two very lijrht spells since Uist August.
1003. and then he was not well other
ways. We pronounce him cured, as he
can work and go anywhere. If any one
wishes to a^k any questions concerning:
this, they are at liberty to do so."
E. H. BUXNELL. Lincoln, Ind.
Dr. Miles' Nervine Is sold by your
druggist, who will guarantee that the
first bottle wl!! benefit. If It falls, he
will refund your money.
Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind
-. Wotary Public and Att^-aey-»t-I*w.
r Tenth Floor, Koom 1015 Claus SpreckeU bid*
Telephone Main 983.
Hence. 1802 McAllister *t.
Residence Telephone Page 5841.
redwood lumber go overboard. With a
terrible crash it went into the sea.
taking with it all the trunks of the pas
sengers, a lot of household furniture, •
piano and two locomotive trucks. At
the moment the steamer was actually
on her beam ends, and in another in
stant she would undoubtedly have gone
down. As soon as the weight on her
bows was released she righted, and the
frightened passengers, who had been
pitched about miscellaneously in their
stuffy staterooms, were enabled once
more to hold themselves in their berths.
The steamer docked at Mission-street
wharf shortly after 2 o'clock. The woe
begone passengers presented a surry
aspect as they clambered down the
shaky gangplank to the dock.
The women passengers were very
much exhausted as a result of their
startling experience. While all were
grieved over the loss of their trunks
they were glad to reach land in safety.
Many of the unfortunates lost every
thing they pOMcased. Some of them
had their furniture with them and had
come prepared to settle in this city.
Mrs. John Manchester, who is an
invalid, had to be carried ashore. She
was made as comfortable ag possible
in the freight clerk's office on the
wharf, pending the arrival of an am
bulance, when 6he was conveyed to the
Lane Hospital. A great crowd had
collected on the dock, and viewed with
interest the debarking of the demoral
ized passengers.
Captain Charles Ellefsen, master of
the Brunswick, made light of his ex
perience. He said:
"Oh, it wap nothing out of the ordi
nary. We had a little wind, but the
sea was not rough. I don't want to
Bay anything about the trip. I sup
pose the passengers will all be coming
in for big damages for the loss of.
their trunks and their belongings. That
the baggage went overboard was no
fault of mine. It is all bosh to say I
ordered the lashings cut to save the
boat from sinking. She listed a little
and the forward deckload went over
Mrs. S. A. Kapple, one of the pas
sengers, said: "Oh, it was something
terrible. I thought at 2 o'clock this
morning we were all going to the bot
tom. I was awfully seasick, but I was
aware of the danger we were in. I
have lost everything. All my trunks
and my furniture were swept over
board. I don't know what to do."
Charles Kapple, another passenger,
said: "I don't know how to relate the
story of this trip. Some of the crew
told me the boat was overloaded. Of
course, I don't know about that, but 1
do know that she almost stood on end
at times, and until the load on her
bow was cut away she was flooded
with water."
The Brunswick was twenty-two
hours from Fort Bragg. Her usual
time is about fourteen hours. She is
2T5 tons burden, and brings lumber
and ties to the Union Lumber Com
pany. She had forty-one passengers.
Much Damage Is I>one tn the Interior
of the State.
One of the liveliest storms of the
season visited the Pacific Coast from
Pupet Sound to Los Angeles yes
terday. The wind blew at the rate of
100 miles an hour in some localities.
Heavy rains fell throughout the day
?nd night. The heaviest precipitations
v«?re recorded at Red Bluff and Los
The storm came from Western Ore
gon, and quickly blew along the entire
California coast. The wind was un
uf-uaily strong and blew from the
southeast. Much damaee was done In
the interior, especially to the telegraph
lines, most of which were blown down
by the high wind that prevailed all
through Saturday night and yesterday
norning and afternoon.
Weather Forecaster McAdie reported
severe windstorms, accompanied by
heavy rains, in the Sacramento and San
Joaquin valleys. He says the Sacra
mento River is sure to run high this
afternoon and may overflow in the
vicinity of Red Bluff, where the rain
has been unusually heavy, one inch
and a twentieth having fallen there in
twenty-four hours up to 6 o'clock last
In Los Angeles and San Bernardino
the rainfall was very heavy. One inch
Cell in Los Angeles up to 6 o'clock last
night and nearly that much in San
Ltrnardino. The wind in the two
places blew at the rate of thirty-six
miles an hour. No reports were re
ceived from Fresno or San Diego, ow
ing to the wrecking of the telegraph
v.l res.
The wind in this city blew at the
rate of thirty-eight miles an hour and
kept up steadily all day. Off Point
Reyes the gale developed a velocity of
li><> miles an hour, at Mount Tamalpias
seventy was registered, while off the
Farallones the gale averaged seventy
two miles an hour. Reports from the
southern part of the State show the
velocity there to have been from thirty
two to thirty-eight miles an hour.
McAdie looks for more rain to-day,
accompanied by heavy winds. The
storm prevailed throughout Washing
ton and parts of Oregon as well as in
this State. It is expected that the
rainfall to-day in the southern part of
the State will be heavy and that sec
tion will receive its much needed
drenching before the storm breaks up.
Several Hundred Sightseers Brave
Elements to Visit Beach.
Huge masses of flying scud, a heavy
surf that broke in spray over the Seal
Rocks and along the shore furnished
the attraction at the beach yesterday,
and those who took the windy jour
ney were well repaid for their trouble.
A steady southeaster that whipped the
ocean into a fury at times, blew all
day long and being an off-shore breeze
precluded the chance of any wreck.
Captain Varney and his staunch men
of the Golden Gate Station were on
the alert for the unexpected, but It
failed to appear.
A few hundred sightseers braved the
.weather to reach the beach, while a
straggling few wandered over the ball
grounds in the park hoping to see a
game. Automobilists and those hav
ing trotters spent the greater part of
their time in the beach taverns.
Storm Hurts Fruit Trees, but Bene-
fits Cereal Growers.
FRESNO, March 12.— The most op
portune and at the same time the most
destructive rain of the season began to
fall this morning. During the after
noon the storm increased. Rain came
down in sheets and a heavy wind cre
ated havoc with fences and fruit trees.
The greatest damage is to the decidu
ous crop. The apricot and peach trees
are in blossom and the rain and wind
have united in littering the ground
with petals. Horticultural men say
that while the damage is heavy the
havoc has not been sufficient to permit
the statement that the crop is entirely
ruined. Many trees are not yet in
Grain men are smiling. For ten diys
they have been hoping for rain. An
other week without rain and a large
nercentaee of the acreare planted in
Mr. Eoosevelt Speaks Before
American Tract Society
at Washington Meeting
Chief Executive Points Out
Necessity of Spiritual
Help for the Newcomer
WASHINGTON, March 12. — The
Washington meeting of the American
Tract Society was held to-day in the
President's church, the Grace Re
formed Church, Rev. Mr. Schick, pas
tor. Justice Brewer, honorary vice
president, presided and made a brief
address, setting forth the important
work carried forward by the society.
President Roosevelt delivered the ad
dress and the Rev. Judson Swift, field
secretary at New York, made a report.
The report stated that the society
would celebrate its eighth anniversary
in May next; that the immigrants were
coming to the United States in in
creasing numbers and if the average
for the last month continued, the mil
lion mark would be reached for the
year. The society takes a special in
terest in the spiritual welfare of the
The call for the society's special and
unique work, the report says, is greater
than ever before in its history and its
rt sources are greatly overtaxed. A
most earnest appeal is made for in
creased gifts.
The President spoke in part as
I am glad, on behalf of this church, to say
I amen to the appeal that has been made by
i Dr. Swift on behalf of the great society. Mr.
; Justice, you quoted the advice of a poet, to
Ibe "doers rather than dreamers." In the
I book of all books, there is a sentence to the
same effect: "Be ye doers of the word and
net hearers only." Let us show ourselves to
! day doera of the word, upholding In fact what
i has been preached to us by Dr. Swift.
This church, more than others, should ever
keep before It' as on? of the chief parts of Its
I duty, that of caring in all ways, but especially
j In spiritual ways, for the people who come to
us from abroad.
The United States Government does en
deavor to do its duty by the immigrants who
come to Its shores, but unless people have had
some experience with the dangers and diffi
culties surrounding the newly arrived Immi
grant they can hardly realize how great
i they are. He is exposed to innumerable temp
tations, innumerable petty oppressions, on al
most *v«ry hand; ana unless some one Is on
* hand to help him he literally has no idea
where to turn.
No greater work can be done by a philan
thropic or religious society than to stretch out
the helping hand to tlve man and the woman
who come to this country to become citizens
and the parent? of citizens, and therefore to
I do their part in making for the future of our
land. If we do not take care of them; if
' we do not try to uplift them then, as sure
I us fate as our own children will pay the
penalty. If we do not see that the Immigrant
and the children of the immigrant are raised
] up. most assuredly our own children, and our
' children's children are pulled down. Either
wheat and barley, already suffering,
would have been past redemption. The
rain means money for the grain men
and loss to the fruitgrowers.
Sacramento Valley Farmers Welcome
Heavy Downpour.
SACRAMENTO, March 12.— About
three-quarters of an inch of rain fell
to-day. The storm extended over all
this part of the Sacramento Valley,
doing great good to the farmers and
fruitgrowers. The season thus far has
been ideal in every- respect and this
rain comes exactly in the nick of time,
suiting all interests.
The river is quite low, being only
eighteen feet and six inches, and there
is not the slightest danger of any de
structive freshet this year, as it could
easily stand twenty-seven feet without
straining the levees. Less damage was
done by high water this season than
for many years. The outlook for abun
dant crops is good.
U. S. S. Relief Blown From Moorings
Off Mare Island.
VALLEJO, March 12.— One of the
fiercest gales that has ever swept over
San Pablo Bay made the lives of ship
ping men anything but pleasant to
day. The United States steamship Re
lief, which has been moored in the
channel off Mare Island Navy Yard,
broke from her anchorage this after
noon and was being swept by the wind
up Napa Creek when a tug sent out
from the navy yard fastened te. line to
the big ship and brought her back to
her anchorage.
Visalia Farmers Welcome Storm
Though Some Damage is Done.
VISALIA, March 12. — A wind and
rain storm of unusual severity broke
over Visalia at noon to-day. Trees
were blown down, several skylights
were ■wrecked and many frame build
ings were damaged. About two inch
es of rain fell. The Mount Whitney
power company's lines were damaged.
It required six hours to make repairs.
This rain insures good crops and the
farmers are accordingly jubilant.
Thirsty Soil in San Joaquin Valley Gets
STOCKTON, March 12.— The storm
which has been brewing for several
days burst furiously over Stockton this
forenoon and the thirsty soil received
the drenching it was greatly In need of.
Reports are to the effect that the storm
is general over most c-f the San Joaquin
country. Crop prospects have been
bright all along, but the present storm
makes the outlook even brighter.
Heavy Storm Damages Railroad in
Tchnchapi Mountains.
BAKERSFIELD, March 12. — It has
been raining for fourteen hours. The
downpour has been general all over
the country. From points in the Te
hachapi Mountains news has been re
ceived that the rainfall is very heavy.
Damage has been done on the rail
road. At Keane a washout has oc
curred, and from the present indica
tions no train will move south of
Bakersfleld this evening.
Wind Blows Down Big Structure at
Willows, Delaying Traffic.
WILLOWS, March 12.— This after
noon the wind became so fierce that it
blew down a large 4000-ton warehouse
at Logandale switch, six miles below
Willows. The wreckage blocked all
traffic for some time and delayed the
Oreeon exsress.
Midnight Tragedy in a Sa
loon Three Miles East of
the City of Marysville
Slayer, When Arrested by
Sheriff of Yuba County,
Says He Shot in Self -Defense
MARYSVILLE, March 12.— Shortly
after midnight last night William P.
Slusser, a bartender at the Yuba Dam
saloon, three miles east of Marysville,
shot and killed Schuyler C. Douglass, a
farm laborer employed in the neighbor
hood. There was no witness to the
Slusser claims he shot in self-defense.
After the shooting he called "Jake"
Morrison from his ' room and left him
with the body of Douglass while he
came to his home in Marysville. Sheriff
Voss and Police Officers Sayles and
Becker arrested him a few hours after
his arrival.
Slusser is past sixty years of age and
his victim was about forty. Douglass
has parents in lowa.
they will rise or we shall sink. The lerel of
v.ell being in this country will be a level for
all of us.
We cannot k»pp that level down for a part
and not have :t sink more or lees for the
whole. If we raise It for a part, we shall
raise It to a certain extent for the whole.
Therefore It means much, not merely to the
immigrants, but to every good American, that
there should be at Ellis Island the colporteurs
of this city, and the representatives of other
religious and philanthropic societies to try to
ear* for the Immigrant's body, and above all
to try to care for the Immigrant's soul.
It Is. of course, unnecessary to say that the
things of the body must be cared for; that
the first duty of any man, especially of the
man who has others dependent upon him, is
to take care of them, and to take care of him
self. £>.eh man must be able to pull his own
weight, to carry his own weight; and there
fore each man must show the capacity to
earn for himself and his family enough to
secure c certain amount of material well being.
That must be the foundation. But on that
foundation he must build as a superstructure
the spiritual life.
It Is a good thing to have had the extraor
dinary material prosperity which has followed
so largely on the extraordinary scientific dis
coveries alluded to by Justice Brewer. If we
use this material prosperity aright. It is not
a good thing, it is a bad thing, If we treat
it as the end of all of our life. If we make
it the only Ideal before this nation, If we per
mit the people of this republic to get before
their minds the view that material well-being
carried to an ever higher degree Is the one
and only thing to be striven for, we are lay
injr up for ourselves not merely trouble, but
I, too, feel the faith and hopes that have
been expressed here to-day by the vice presi
dent and the secretary of the society, but I
feel because I believe that we shall not permit
mere material well-being to become the only
ideal of the nation, because I believe that
more and more we shall accustom ourselves
to looking at the great fortunes accumulated
by certain men as being nothing In themselves,
either to admire, to envy or to deplore, save
as they used well or ill. If the great fortune
is used well, if the mai? who has accumulated
it has the strength necessary to resist the
temptation either to use It wrongfully or, what
Is nearly a» bad, not to use It rightly, he Is
entitled to the praise due to whoever employs
great powers for the common good.
If the man who accumulates that great for
tune übcs It 111 or doss not use It well, then so
far from being an object of envy, still less an
object of admiration, he should take his place
among those whom we condemn and pity. If
he uses it aright, then he is entitled to our
admiration, our resp»ct, exactly as every man
is entitled to it if he has special talents and
uses those special talents for the welfare of
the people as a whole, for the uplifting of
Wonderful changes have . come In " the last
half century. It may. be well, as Mr. Justice
Brewer has said, | that we tremble on the verge
of .still greater changes In ; the future. The
railway, the telegraph, the . telephone." steam,
electricity, all the marvelous mechanical In
ventions, have changed much In the superficial
aspect of the world and have, therefore, pro
duced certain great changes in the world it
self. But after all. In glorying over and won
dering at this extraordinary development, I
think that we sometimes forget that, compared
to the deeper things. It Is Indeed only super
ficial In its effect. The qualities that count
most- In man and In woman now are the quali
ties that counted most 2000 years ago, and as
a nation we shall" achieve success or merit ac
cordingly :as we .do or do not display those
Qualities. • ■ • * «
The railroad, the telegraph*, all these wonder
ful inventions produce new problems, confer
benefits and bring about new dangers. Cities
are built- up to (in enormous size,' and, of
course, with the upbuilding of the cities comes
the growth of the terrible problems which con
front all of us who have to do with, city life.
Outward circumstances change. New dangers
spring up and old , dangers vanish. But tne
spirit necessary to meet , the • new dangers, tn*
spirit necessary- to Insure the ~ triumph that
we must and shall win Is the same now as It
has , always been.
Ik Spring Novelties
In| - Rightway
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the goods are here the point is "Better Values," and on this basis we have made our prices. •
We say to you in perfect confidence that we have the best collection of Shoes for Men,
[ : : Women and Children in San Francisco. Proof will be forthcoming, if you give us a chance.
One of these handsome
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Lad Uses Shotgun
to Stop Abuse
of Mother. .
Tragedy Occurs on
Farm in Pfacer
Special Dispatch to The CmlL
LINCOLN, March. 12. — M. S. Nls
sen, a fruit rancher near Lincoln, was
shot this afternoon by his fourteen
jvar old son Claus. Nisson, who was
in the habit of abusing his wife, was
in pursuit of her when her screams
attracted the attention of her son who
was near by. The boy hastily grabbed
a double barreled shotgun and from
a distance of twelve feet deliberately
fired at his father. The shot took ef
fect in Nlssen'a back, inflicting a mor
tal wound.
After the shooting the boy ran to a
neighbor's house and told of his deed.
Several persons were soon on the scene
ot the tragedy. Doctors were sum
moned and the wounded man was re
moved to the county hospital. There
is no hope for his recovery.
The boy surrendered himself to Con
stable Lasswell. He has the sym
pathy of the entire community. His
act is considered Justifiable as his fa
ther had frequently beaten Mrs. Nis
sen and shamefully abused his chil
Nlssen senior is about 50 years old
and has a family of six children. The
son Claus warned his father that he
would kill him if he continued to
abuse his wife.
Prison Directors Punish Felons by
Taking Away Credits Earned by
Good Behavior.
SACRAMENTO, March 12.— The
State Board of Prison Directors met
last night at Folsom and transacted
the ustial routine business. A con
vict named John Redmond, serving a
sentence for robbery committed in
San Francisco, lost three months'
credits for having opium in his pos
session. A prisoner named Brown,
sent up from San Francisco for bur
glary, lost six months' credits for
hiding out and trying to escape.
It is understood that Prison Di
rector Robert T. Devlin will soon re
sign from the board, as he has been
appointed United States District At
torney for Northern California.
Francis Perliot, Known in Vaudeville
Circles as Francisco, Trick Bi
cyclist, Meets Sudden End.
POMONA. March 12. — Francis Per
liot of San Francisco was killed here
this morning while helping the South
ern Carnival Company to load its
wagons upon Southern Pacific cars.
Hr was in the employ of the carnival
company as an acrobat.
Perllot's head was crushed between
two wasrons. The accident was due
to the slipping of a wedge used to block
the wheels of the vehicles. He was
taken to the Pomona Hospital, where
he died shortly after his arrival.
Perliot was 24 years of age. His
parents live in San Francisco. He is
known among vaudeville and circus
acrobats as Francisco, the trick bi
London women who wish to excite
compassion when begging by having a
young baby with them can hire the
necessary article for 12 cents a day.
Hundreds of Thousands of
Acres Said to Have Been
Grabbed by Corporations
Valuable Coal Property Has
Been Secured at Prices
of Agricultural Holdings
SALT LAKE, Utah, March 12.—Spe
cial agents of the Federal Government
are reported to have been engaged for
some time past in investigating publio
land frauds in Utah. The Salt L*k*
Herald to-day states that hundreds of
thousands of acres of valuable coal
lands have been acquired by corpora
tions by questionable methods. Vut
tracts of coal land are said to have
been filed on and patented as agricul
tural and grazing lands and then trans
ferred to coal companies. In many in
stances, it is stated, lands have be* a
filed on as coal lands, under the law
which permits every adult citizen to
acquire 160 acres of coal lands by pur
chase, upon payment of ten dollars &a
acre for such lands, when situated
more than fifteen miles from any rail
road, and twenty dollars an acre whan
situated within fifteen miles of a rail
road. Later these filings have be«n
allowed to iar>se and the same lands
have been acquired as agricultural or
grazing lands at $1 50 an acre. Mor«
than two thousand of these coal entries
have been made tn tna Salt Lake land
office, but not more than one In fifty
of the persons who made the filings
have completed the purchase, the fil
ings lapsing and title being secured as
agricultural or grazing land from the
State land office through State land
Forty filings made in 1901 within a
period Of sixty days have recently
been investigated and thirty of the
forty claimants are found to have been
represented by an employe of a big
coal corporation, exercising a power of
attorney. The land was filed on and
held for fourteen months, as is permit
ted under the law, without being paid
for, but In none of these cases was
the purchase completed, title being
acquired through theNState land office
at a nominal figure under proceedings
instituted while th<» land was covered
by the coal lands tilings.
Commander-in-chief of the G, A. R.
to* Attend Gathering in
BOSTON. March 12. — A grand fly
ing tour of the United States to the
Pacific Coast and possibly Alaska is
being arranged by Commanl-in-ehief
Wilmot W. Blackmar of the Grand
Army of the Republic. General
Blackmar will cover 26 States be
tween April 12 and June 2 3 in a tour
of inspection. He will arrive in
Marysville, Cal.. on May 10 and re
main thref days to inspect the
fornia and Nevada departments. Be
tween July 10 and 30 he will arrange
a schedule of camp fires through th«
Husband HI In Hospital Listens to
Pastor's Words in a Distant
PITTSBURG, Pa.. March 12. — Ben
jamin P. Welsh, a druggist, lay on a
cot in the Allegheny General Hospital
this afternoon with a telephone re
ceiver adjusted to his head and heard
the sermon at the funeral of his wife
at his home in Allegheny.
The telephone company had ar
ranged a transmitter In front of th«
coffin. Rev. Thomas Park talked
into the receiver while addressing th»
mourners In a room.
A mile and a half away, th* sick
man heard every word.

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