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GREAT WAVE GAVE LINER DEATH BLOW Passenger on Santa Clara Says Mammoth Sea Engulfed the Steamer Lack of Panic and Death De= dared Due to Heroism of Captains and Crew Ed Miner, a traveling salesman, and tlic Tirst. |ia<?Frnppr on the submerged North Pacific steamship company's Sun ta Clara to rcarli this city after tho dis astrr. arrived yesterday morning 1 from Kuroka on the Pacific Coast steamship company's steamer City of Topeka. With the exception of the loss of his hat- and gloves. Miner came through the wreck scatheless. He was one of the few •who witnessed the approach of the wave which Jmried the vessel under tons of water and led to the founder ing of the ship. "Prom my stateroom window," said Miner. "I snw the jrreat wave ap proach the ship. It towered above the :nast)ieads and seemed as huge and as solid as a five story building. With a terrible roar it broke over the yes *«\u25a0!. and I thought that we would sink. There was a tremendous wrenching, as if the ship would be torn apart. But no one was injured and it was several hours before we learned that the Santa Clara had been damaged, but at the tim«» the wave struck us I was sure that we would go under. Wave Smashes Ports •r:\ery window but two on the port side staterooms was smashed in. The window to my room was not smashed, but it was struck a terrific blow by lh> wave." Miner is a traveling salesman for Livingston & Co., 3445 Seventeenth street, and lives with his wife and family at 136 Steincr street. While the othrr passengers of the Santa Clara waited in Eureka to come down today on the. F. A. Kilburn. Miner came or* fth^ad on the City of Topeka. The City of Topeka passed close to the wreck of the Santa Clara, as it lay half submerged off Table bluff, 12 miles south of th* Humboldt bar. Cap tain Gielow reported that the coaster was still afloat, but was filled with water, which was wallowing the decks under every time it sank with the swell. Miner told in full his story of the disaster which overtook the Santa Clara. "There were 6ft passengers on the Panta Clara, including five women, but no children," said Miner. "We left Kureka Wednesday and crossed the bar shortly after noon. The day was fair, but there was a heavy sea on and the waves buffeted the vessel about as It crossed out into the. Pacific. "Captain JCoren instructed r.ll the passengers to stay Inside and that was fortunate, for any one who had been on deck at the time the great wave struck the steamer would have been washed overboard. Most of the pas sengers were in the social saloon, but 1 wa« in my stateroom. Great Wave Approaches "About 2 o'clock in the afternoon I was standing by the window In my stateroom on the port side when I saw that the sea was becoming heavier and the waves more savage. I noticed a greater wave than the others gaining momentum off shore. It was coming toward the ship on a diagonal. Sud denly the tremendous mass of water reared itself over the ship. I looked up. but could not see the top of the wave. It was as huge as a four or five story building and seemed as solid and as menacing as a toppling building would be. "Then it broke over the Santa Clara. T could hear nothing but the roar of the torrential flood that submerged and deluged the ship, A torrent of water poured over my window and darkened the stateroom. I felt that we would be toppled over. "The ship staggered and hesitated under the blow. I felt for an instant that we were in the grip of a tidal wave that would bury us. Every tim ber In the vessel seemed to groan and strain and struggle Ip the grip of the Bea. I heard the breaking of window glass as the wave battered the side of the cabin. It seemed all off with us. "Then I felt again the turn of the propellers and the throb of the engines and knew that the ship had at least temporarily survived. Sea Slowly Moderates' "There was no recoil nor return wave and the sea quieted to some extent, though it continued heavy. "When the deck became steady again and the flood water had drained off I made my way from the stateroom toward the social saloon. The deck, I found, had been washed clean of every thing movable. Every window but two on the port side had been smashed in by the force of the sea. "I found that the water had poured down into the hold and the engine room and drenched the men below. Captain Noren of the Santa Clara and Captain Carspns, a passenger, were in the pilot house at the time of the dis aster. "At first it was thought that the Santa Clara had weathered the shock. The captain and others were positive that the vessel had not touched bottom, and that Is ray opinion. Wa thoujjn: that we could continue all right. "But about an hour and a half after the fchlp was hit the engineer reported that the water was coming up to the engines. It was decided to turn back and to signal by wireless. for aid. We rot an answer that the tug Ranger was <oming out for us. By 4 o'clock the water was up to the fires and that stopped the engines and the dynamo, ho we could not use the wireless.* after Passengers Ma ke Leaps From Foundering Steamer to Lifeboats on Crest of Wave The waterlogged steamer Santa Clara, from a photograph taken Thursday afternoon by Mrs. Pliny Franklin Browne, a passenger on the steamer City of [ Topeka, which passed close to the wreck. J \u2666 , — ; ___ _ __ — _ . that. We waited for the tug. The boat was slowly settling, but there was no uneasiness among the passengers. Every one on board behaved admirably. Too great credit can not be given for their courage under the trying circum stances of the disaster." "At 4:30 the tug Ranger came up. Captain Koren wanted it to tow us in, but the Ranger was not equal to the task, with the bar running as rough as it was". Passengers Are Transferred •'Immediately upon the arrival of the Ranger the work of transferring the passengers was begun. The women were taken off in the. first Boat. There was a heavy soa running. The small boat would approach as close as pos sible to the Santa Clara, and as it would be carried on a swell toward the pinking vessel, the people would spring into it. I was taken off on the third boat. "There were only two accidents. Jo seph Wise, one of the passengers, a heavy man. attempted to jump when the small boat was too far away. He was a heavy man and could not make It. He fell into the sea, but the boat men held to him and dragged him out just in time to save him from being •rushed between the small boat and the Kanta Clara. A boatswain also fell into the sea, but was pulled out. "The passengers could take only their hand baggage with them, and lost everything else. Some complained of losing money, but the majority did not complain of any serious loss. "We spent the night on the Ranger, without much to eat and no place to sleep. Too much can not be said for the splendid work of Captain Noren and his crew. They calmed the passengers and quieted our fears and in every way made the situation easy for us." The other passengers on the Santa Clara will arrive this morning. It was reported from Eureka yesterday that Ti. Woodhouse, one of the passengers, complained that he had lost a large sum of moiyy in the disaster. Wreck Almost Submerged [Special Dispatch to The Call] EUREKA. April 15.— The Red Stack tug Hercules arrived off the entrance to Humboldt bay this evening at 5 o'clock, but instead of crossing in it turned about and proceeded down the coast to Table bluff, where it hove to near the water logged Santa Clara. No effort was made by the Hercules, as near as could be seen, to put a line on the deserted steamer and no effort was made to place men aboard. Reports from the Table bluff wire less station are that the Santa Clara has been slowly settling ever since Its crew and passengers were taken off Wednesday night by the bay tug Ranger, and this evening only the cabins and wrecked superstructure of the vessel could be described above the crest of the waves. The Hercules has no wireless ap paratus, and communication with It could not be had, but it Is believed that th*re is little chance' of the Santa Clara being saved or towed to San Francisco. The Hercules was standing by the San ta Clara at nightfall and will prob ably stay in that vicinity until morn- Ing, when an attempt to get a line on the craft will be made, or it will be abandoned to the mercy of the ocean. The members of the crew and many of the passengers from the Santa Clara were taken to San Francisco this aft ernoon on the steamer F. A. Kiiburn. NOTHING WAS GETTING AWAY FROM THIS GIRL Gets Moneys* Worth in Accept- ing Suitor by Wire Vellslaw Simonvltch, a clerk In Bel grade, Servia, on the strength of an in crease of salary recently telegraphed to a young woman of Losnltsa and asked her to share his fortune. The regulation tax allows 10 words for the minimum fee, and her answer ran: "Yes, gladly, willingly, joyfully, de lightedly, gratefully, lovingly, yes, yes, yes." . , ' BAKER'S car^ sweet \c=io=>e^=joi=d® GHOGOL The Finest Eating Chocolate in the World A delightful combination of the highest - grade cocoa, pure sugar and vanilla M 111 Hi ou not nc ' \u25a0-\u25a0 at y° ur S cocer * s ' w e will send a HI Al In * package by mail, prepaid; on receipt of 10 cents Hi ' I 'm * n stam P s or money. - fll™ WALTER BAKER & CO. LTD. EUtabK»hed 1780 DORCHESTER, MASS. 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Doctor Deichmiller first picked out a sheep^ to supply the needed front por tion of the lower jaw, but Schilheimer, who had ordered the bull slain Immedi ately after it had gored him, carried his revenge to the offending animal's offspring. He could not talk, but made his wish known with pad and pencil. "Let the sin of the father be visited on the son," he wrote. "Kill the Jer sey calf." It was slain this morning, an hour before the operation, so that the living cells in the calf bone would knit with those of the human. Three hours later Schilhelmer emerged from the anes thetics with everything under the flesh of his chin made of calf and his face bound in a cast to hold his toothless gums articulated. In two months It is expected that he will be fully recovered and able to eat without the tube he now uses to draw nourishment through an interdental splint. LANDSLIDE CLAIMS HEAVY DEATH TOLL Workmen Buried Under Tons of Earth From Blast; Eight Dead Are Recovered ST. ALPHON'SE, Quebec, April 15.— An immense landslide, started 'by a blast of dynamite, today . carried a score of men down the side -of a steep hill and buried the construction camp of the Haha Bay railway under, tons of earth and rock. Not a workman in the camp escaped and almost every one in the working gang on the hill was injured. Up to a late hour a rescue party had taken out eight dead, including 1 Ladls las Gagne of St. Joseph, Quebec, chief engineer in charge of the work; his as sistants, "William; O'Brien and Joseph Jennings of Toronto, Ont. Seven are missing. THKONGS VISIT DEMONSTRATION TRAIN— Santa Rosa, April 15. — The visit of the special agricultural and horticultural demon stration train to Santa Rosa today waj marked by the largest attendance at any place alone the line. Big crowds viewed use ex hibits and beard the lectures Riven by the staff of lecturers from the university of California. NEW POSTMASTER — Washington. April 15. — Scott O. Xeely was today appointed postmas ter at Orby, Santa Barbara county, vice t«. W. Thompson, resigned. VIENNA GREETS NOTED AMERICAN Royal Honors Paid Roosevelt on Arrival in Austrian Capital Condnnorl From l*asce I) nobles, who are officers of the regiment, to please this strenuous representative of a 'lemocratic people. He understood everything they did and the reason therefor. He asked intelligent ques tions about boots, clothing and sup plies, as well as rifles and field guns. He realized the difference between the mounted infantry and the cavalry, and showed that he was evidently fond of horses. When Roosevelt was in the Mcrs hall, surrounded by the officer-, in their striking 1 uniforms, standing around him so aa to form an ellipse, he re ferred to the fact that this was the first time for the 153 years of the life of the regiment that an American former president had ever been wel comed by it. He was* loudly cheered when he left and again when he spoke referring to the . command, as one of the typical fighting regiments of the world. "Ho-ho-ho!" was thfr response in a tone that almost shook the roof. Then the entire body of officers es corted him to the gateway .and, cheered him aa he disappeared in the imperial automobile placed at his disposal. This striking demonstration camo from aristocrats, though it is partially accounted for in that they were Hun garians, with whoni Roosevelt is ex ceedingly popular. - It is getting to be a habit to deny the reports as to Roosevelt's political pro gram, but there is vno truth in' the statement published, in the* New York Herald that he had announced to Gif ford Pinchot that he will be a candi date for nomination in 1912. No Herald representative saw Roose velt at Porto Marizio, whence the re port emanated, and Pinchot made no such statement to any, one, not even to his intimates among the American Journalists traveling with Roosevelt. To Meet Wilhelmina THE HAGUE, April 15. — Roosevelt's stay in the capital of "Holland will be longer than was originally planned. The latest arrangements provide for his arrival April 29 and his departure is set for May 2. Queen Wilhelmina has expressed an urgent \u25a0wish to receive the former president on the last clay of his visit here. The government au thorities, in co-operation with Ameri can Minister Beaupre, are arranging a round of festivities In honor of their guest. . Received by Emperor VIENNA, April 15. — Colonel Theodore was received at the Austrian capital today in a manner almost like that accorded a reigning sovereign. The punctilious Austrian court,' the most ceremonious of Europe, had arranged the program and left nothing undone that could emphasize the unprecedented honor being paid the visiting American. As a special mark of his personal es teem the aged emperor-king, Francis Joseph, received Colonel Roosevelt In his private apartments at the imposing Hofburg palace, instead of the regular audience chamber. The monarch, who was attired In an imperial uniform, was extrtmely gracious to former Amer ican president and kept him in conver sation for 35 minutes. What Interest- Ing subjects they found to discuss were not made public, as they were alone, and Colonel Roosevelt naturally has de clined to reveal the slightest detail of the conversation. SLAYER ARRESTED AFTER LONG HUNT Policeman Anticipates Work of Detectives by Detaining Man on Suspicion Continued From Pncf ft and they were lying in wait for tho slayer. One of the many postals addressed by Murderer Charles J. Wezler to Mrs. Lottie Freeman of this city, in which the slayer indicates his growing hate for his former mother in law, follows: "Portland, March 27. "Dear Lottie: This is Easter Sunday morning. I received your letter and postal this a. m. at the postoffice. Don't know hojv I will spend my Easter. I guess I ought to go to Se attle and knock the old lady's block off or kick a hole in her. as she is a dirty mean thing, I wish you joy and happiness. Yours, CHARLIE." AUTO PARTY HURT WHEN CAR JUMPS Frank H. Burke, Realty Dealer, the Chauffeur and Eureka Merchant Injured [Special Dispatch to The Call] SAN GREGORIO. April 15.— Frank H. Burke of the real estate flrm of Madi son & Burke, San Francisco; Earl Lov ell, chauffeur for R. E. Steele of Pesca dero, and a Eureka merchant named Conry, are In the San Gregorio hotel this evening, suffering from severe'in juries received here this afternoon, when Steele's automobile skidded off the roadway and turned several som ersaults down the embankment, a dis tance of more than 30 feet. - J. Fitzgerald, a Los Angeles capital ist, and Ste*le received only minor bruises, and were able to proceed to Steele's.new country home at Porquay. The accident occurred about a mile and a half north of this place. The party left P«jscadero early in the afternoon. The machine was traveling at a mod erate 3 rate of speed, but Lovell,. the chauffeur, was unable to stop it after it started to skid on a smooth part of the road. ' ;Burke, Lovell and Conry had several broken limbs, but Dr. C. V. Thompson, who was called to attend them, said that, although their injuries were se rious, there was no danger of any fatal results. The machine is a total wreck. FATHER AND CHILD BTTRN— Morgantown, W. >a., April 15. — In a flre which dwtroyed th«>lr home early today, Luther C. Johnson and hts 3 year old daughter were killed. Mrs. Johnson and a 2 year old son escaped. ' Special Concert Pianola and Orchestra In Kohler & Chase Hall, Today at Three o'Clock NO CARDS OF ADMISSION REQUIRED SOLOISTS PROGRAM "Oberon" Overture Weber \u25a0;:^i T„. T _• -. : m, 4 t „ \ . "My Heart at Thy Dear Voice".. Saint-Saens MISS -RUTH WATERMAN, Contralto "The SC Louis Tickle".. Barney and Seymour -,\u25a0, \u25a0 \u25a0; , - A \u25a0-:\u25a0\u25a0 ; ,^ XT . _ ;*; ,_ ' \u0084. \u0084 THE ORCHESTRA AND THE PIANOLA. WALLACE YON HELMS. Violin. "Aye Maria".... Gounod UTDtTDT 17 rvSwAKI \/l' MISS WA TERMAN, LLDtKI-r. LU WAIN, Violin 1 Accompanied with the Orchestra and the ROBERT C McLEAN, 'Cello "Laces and Graces" l^?. 3 ". ........... Bratton FRANK A: BRIGGS at the Pianola Balle? Music Vrom*"FauVt"". **.*". '.*. '."". Gounod "Last Rose of Summer." Paraphrase.. Ascher THE ORCHESTRA AND THE PIANOLA. '.'Oh, That We Two Were Maying"... Ncvin T^^VWjW ¥"""* I™^ C* •"*!_¥ A" t^ W^ "Oh, Dry Those -Tears" Del Riego fvUrl'lL'hK & LnASb Miss waterman, \ "**MT^f X K\ VllflUU Accompanied with the Orchestra and the 26 O^ Farrell Street Near Market Fianola ' Fiana "BIG GUNS" ARE HELD IN RESERVE "Prosecution" in the Ballinger- Pinchot Inquiry Laying in Wait for Secretary Seek to Delay Witness' Cross Examination Until Cabinet Officer Takes Stand "WASHINGTON, April 15.— The "pros ecution" in the Ballinger-Pinchot con troversy indicated at today's hearing by the congressional investigating com mittee that it was holding its big guns in reserve until Secretary Ballinger takes the stand. Attorney Brandeis sought permission to defer the cross examination of Frank Pierce, assistant secretary of the In terior, who concluded his testimony to day, until after he had an opportunity to question Secretary Ballinger. The committee appeared to be divided as to whether Brandeis should be allowed to recall witnesses for the "defense" after they had bteen excused from the stand. It was decided to defer the decision un til tomorrow because of the scant at tendance of the committee. THREE WITNESSES HEARD Two witnesses besides Pierce were heard today. Francis Clements, assist ant law officer of the interior depart ment, and Edward C. Flnney. assistant to tho secretary of the interior, both corroborated Pierce"s testimony in sev eral particulars. Pierce, early in the hearing, contradicted the testimony of L. R. Glavis that Pierce had sent for Glavia to talk over the construing of the new law of May 2S, 190 S. regarding coal claims. He denied he had any talk on the subject with Glavi3. Both Clem enta and Finney denied Glavis had said anything to them about Secretary Bal linger having expressed the intention of applying to the attorney general for an opinion on this law, as Glavis also had testified. Finney took on hts own shoulders the responsibility for the letters written to Senator La Follette in which Ballinger was quoted as saying the water power sites, withdrawn under the Garneld ad ministration, had been restored on rec ommendation of the reclamation serv ice. Officials of the reclamation serv ice, denied making such recommenda tion. Finney said he had prepared the letters by the direction of Ballinger, but he did not know whether Ballinger had read them, although they came from his desk with his signature attached. SATS LETTERS WITHHELD Before Pierce resumed the stand Attorney Brandeis made a lengthy statement, charging that the interior department had failed to furnish cer tain correspondence called for by him in a letter to the committee dated January 27. Brandeis said the corre spondence related to the statement of. Attorney General Wickersham that Glavis had been guilty of "habitual procrastination" in failing to institute suits against claimants of Alaskan lands. He said he expected to show by this 2 correspondence that Glavis had not been negligent in this matter. Chairman Nelson told Brandeis ' to write a letter enumerating the papers needed i and he would see that they were forthcoming. Brandeis said all he could do would be to repeat his re quest of January 27. Pierce denied that the Cunningham claims cases would soon be decided. "I want to say right here," exclaimed Mr. Pierce, "that no decision will be announced in these Cunningham claims until every one of the 25 lawyers in my department have made an ex haustive examination of the record. When this Is done I shall send the record to the department of agricul ture and ask for similar careful ex amination at the hands of the large force of lawyers there. "Is this extraordinary care which you propose to give to these cases due to the magnitude of the claims or the publicity which they have attracted?" asked James. "Both," retorted the witness. Recess was then taken. |N EXT WEEK B AprH IStif to 25th. J The leading haberdashers will display the I MID-SEASON I SHOWING OF BRANDS TAFT AS , INTERESTS' FRIEND Dr. Jordan of Stanford Univer sity Scores President and Lauds Roosevelt Changes Suggested in Field of Politics in Lecture at the Unitarian Club BERKELEY, April 15. — In a lecture on "Taking Politics Out of Politics" by Dr. David Starr Jordan at the Unitarian club last night, the speaker defended the policies of former President lioose velt and declared that the Roosevelt idea "Is to hold every resource for the* people unless there is a specific law under which it must be given up." "The Taft idea." he said, "is to allow the moneyed interests to gain every thing unless there is a specific law to forbid." In line with the Roosevelt idea that nothing should be wasted that can be saved. Doctor Jordan advocated the employment of scientific experts in every department of public work In stead of those who are only politically interested in the duties they perforrA He continued: "Our politics are and have been in the past sordid. It is the duty of the present age to lift politics from th» slough of corporate greed. It Is t^"V proper attitude of the government to b» doing something all the time, to be solving some problem." STUDENTS "SAIOKE OUT" ARBOR DAY SHIRKER Force Delinquent to Assist in Tree Planting [Special Dispatch to The Call] SAN JOSE, April 15. — A scora of stu dents today assisted in "smoking out" John McNear, a University of Pacific student who locked himself in his room In the dormitory on the campus in an attempt to evade service as a laborer In the Arbor day exercises. A hydrogen sulphate generator was applied to the keyhole. McNear camn scrambling through the window. Five other students were ducked. The faculty of the university wlelderl picks, shovels and spades today in planting some of the beat known and most beautiful trees which grow wild In this state. The work was super vised by Professor Louis Kroech of the botany department. PETALUiMA MERCHANT IS MARRIED IN EAST Bride Presented to Friends on Return From Kansas [Special Dispatch lo The Call] PETALUMA, April ir>. — W. B. Lloyd, on* of Petaluma's prominent huain^ss men, surprised hi 3 family and friends by returning from the east last nisht with a bride. He was married to Miss Margaret Jones, an educator of Em-|F poria. Kan., In Kansas City, March 2U. James Van Bebber and Miss Dora Kresky were united last night at an elaborate wedding at the Methodist Episcopal church. Charles N. Chittenden of Petaluma and Miss Jessie Rice of St. Helena wer<* married in Oakland today. The wo»» ding was a surprise to their f riend 3 .' EUREKA LAND BOUGHT FOR PAPER PULP MILU [Special Dispatch to The Call] EUREKA. April 15. — General Man ager Donald J. McKay of the Pacific pulp, paper and products company- of San Francisco today purchased a tract of four and a half acres of water front, located near the Holmes Eureka mill from Mrs. Mary Blackburn, where he Intends to locate a large redwood pulp and paper mill. Contracts have been made with practically every lumber mill in Humboldt county for the wast© products.