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Tbe ' Sunday Call Next Sunday
President Withdraws 8,495,731
Acres for Power Sites, Phos*
phate and Petroleum
Board of Army Engineers Ap«
pointed to Pass on Reclama=
tion Projects
BEVKRI/V. Ma«s July 3. — rrr%id«-nl
Taff fndav took iht- flrnt Mrp la
his on oonxerratfon policy hj
. R-sningr orders for iritbdrawal corer
ingr 8,4!t5,75l acrrs of power site, phos
photf and p«<rolt*tim lands.
The president also appointed the en- :
fflneer officers of the array who will
constitute a board to pass on the recla
rcatfoa projects to be completed under
the recent appropriation of $20,000,000.
3t is hinted that there are other Im
portant announcements to come with
. regard to the conservation policy of the
administration. The president has sum
moned Secretary Balllnger for a con
ference Tuesday. ;. ' .V .
Roosevelt's Lead Followed
The -withdrawal orders signed by the
presS dmt today are the first specifically
authorized by the new law. Roosevelt.
as president, Inaugurated, the policy of
•withdra.wing p-übllc lands and the- gen
eral theory of the right of the executive
to do anything in the interests of the
public domain not prohibited by law.
President Taft has acted in the same
Taft also signed orders of withdrawal
today covering public lands and lands
in national forests in Alaska in which
\u25a0workable coal is known to occur, thus
ratifying and continuing in full effect
the withdrawal made by Roosevelt No
vember 12. 1906.
• The water power sites withdrawn by
\u25a0 Taft cover a total of 1,415,499 acres.
' The phosphate lands withdrawn total
",334,113 acres and the petroleum lands
4,447,129 acres.
Extent of Withdrawals
Tins areas involved in the power sites
withdrawn are as follows:
Kr.zcr.it 107.S50,'Vev Hexico..... 14.536
OaiXeraim. 4T^l9,3r«wca 176,721
».-u->. \u0084 .^, . >Sai,649''~«*hiort«a »." ' 55.4 M
\u25a0AXUB - ... -\u25a0 »-'9,r'?'P.'< s^"*: . l^.^>..lW.*>g
Ktntasa. .. AS2'.t,U- fSt'th 3T5.912
tferwU 14,501j
The phosphate land acreage with.-%
<-'rawals are:
Florida. 27,400 UUi 107.3*5
WtAo I.loS,Zl7,V?jr>mij>x 1.351.551
Petroleum land acreage withdrawals
covcroil the follow*fngri
California— 2,4B2,7so.
l.oui«f;inn — *•! 4.720.
\>w Mexico— 4l9^WJ.
"v\ > online — 2.W.4C.1.
Colonel Biddlc Heads Board
The board of engineers appointed by
the president today to examine and re
port upon reclamation projects, which
it .is proposed to complete or extend
with funds provided by the act author
izing the issuance of 520,000,000 in cer
tificates of indebtedness, is headed by
lieutenant Colonel John Biddle, who
wa.s until recently the engineer com
• missioner of the district of Columbia
and who Is now on duty at San Fran
The other four members of the board
are Lieutenant Colonel William C.
LAngfitt and Major "William W. Hart?,
Charles W. Kutz and Harri* Burgess, all
of the engineer corps of the army.
- Colonel l^angfitt is the commandant of
the engineers' school at Washington.
President Controls Fund
In the expenditure of the fund, the
president is made the final arbiter. He
must approve each project before any
of the money can be expended. The act
provides that "no one part of this ap
propriation shall be expended upon any
existing project until it shall have been
examined and reported urftm by a board
«f engineer officers of the army desig
nated by the president of the United
and until it shall be approved
/ *y the president as feasible and prac
• tlcable and worthy of such expenditure,
nor shall any portion of this appropria
tion be expended on any new project."
<3teneral William L. Marshall,, who
yesterday was apoJnted consulting- en
gineer of the reclamation service, has
been requested by the president to lend
. such aid to the board of engineers as
. is compatible with his new duties.
San Rafael Gayly Decorated for
[Special Dispatch to The Cell]
SAN* RAFAEL, July 3.— With streets
bright in bunting, flags, streamers and
tliousands of electric lights. San Rafael
opened her Independence day carnival
tonight. Two brass bands drew several
thousand people to the court house
plaza., and the music continued through
the evening
But tomorrow will be the big day.
The celebration will start with a grand
parade in the morning.
There will be the usual literary exer
cises and patriotic exercises with
sport*?, a fire department . tournament,
races and fsreased pole climbing.
At nf^ht there will be the water car
nival on the oanal, fireworks and a
jrand mask ball.
The San Francisco Call.
j Mrs. Emma ??etlenon t acting first mate, at the wheel of the schognerTransit]
Mrs. Emma - Petterson Sails
Schooner Transit Into
Port and Dock
To the regular ; duties of; helpmeet
-»nd mother Mrs. Emma Petterson, wife
of Captain IL- Petterson, skipper of the
four masted schooner Transit, added
those of first mate yesterday,' for, find-
Ing the vessel short of bandi, sho laid
asMe her womanly dutie?,, took";; her.
trick at the* wheel and brougriit-thp boat
from Point Or«.srojߣd<^klnJr it saieli* Gt j
ihc .\u25a0U.rn'wc-ra ±GZ2i .'\u25a0 Wuw^f^ • • - •?7--'
This )s no tiew thins for .Mrs. Pet
tgrsenu; At sea she repeatedly- was
.tu'rnea to^4fi times V)f emerge*rii*y- and
helped ti*j£ husband in the capacity, of
able! seaman. She has made voyages
with lier? husband -when" each fehared
watch, I ' and watch,' and on each occa
sion sho has handled the schooner with
tl'iccsxill of an old salt.
Tlie situation, while unique on the
"bay, is a common one -with Mrs. Pet
terson, for at eea she has repeatedly
turned in at times of emergency and
"helped her husband. Voyages there
"have been when she and her husband
shared watch and watch, and on each
occasion she has handled the schooner
with all the. skill of an old time salt. ;
"It Is a part of a life at sea," she
said. "Some things which seem strange
and \u25a0 unique to landsmen are accepted
In the most matter-of-fact way on
board a ship."
Captain Petterson, , who is the man
ager, and controlling owner of the
schooner, lias with him on all his voy
ages his wife arid two children, -arid
among Mrs. Petterson's duties is that
of teaching. her little girls.- School
hours are maintained with the regu
larity and exactness of any established
institution on shore. \u25a0 .
"I was married to Captain Petterson
10 years; ago." said Mrs. Petterson,
"and- among the first problems which
confronted us was whether we should
be separated while he went to sea-.-We
decided. to be. together, and* l have ac
companied.him "on all; of -his" trips.: Most
of \u25a0 our. married Mif e'ihas s been " spent on
the . Pacific ocean, arid : the : south-seas,
sailing, between San .. Francisco; \u25a0 Hono
lulu, the south pea islands and ' Austr
alia. -' San Francisco; is; the home; port.
We have been taking on: a general "car
go at^Point *Oregon, r and .will 1 leave for
Honolulu in' a /week."; -.
Te elder, girl, "Irmgard, 'was born
at sea. She arid ,her,, sister Elvira sel
dom go ashore, and even when the ves
sel- is in dock prefer • to play about on
board. Both are rosy; with health.; .
When she became ;a bride s Mrs.= .Pet
terson- became J a sajlor.': " _By -degrees
she was .able to. 1 take 'entire: command
of the vessel. 'From "that- time : »slie"
has been looked upon as"_a stay in time
of trouble. When any of .the crew»was
disabled she stepped '.into the i.vacant
place . The south, s^as-she^knows "like
a book,. and ilnthe^lO^ years;of her' life
at gea has had a full share" of typhoons
and gales.; - ' . . : r.\u25a0. •; ..;, ...... I ;
Court Acts Upon Discovery of
$10,000,000 Stock Transfer
WHEELING, W. Va., July 3.— W. C.
Hanlon and J.;C Ewing were today ap
pointed receivers for the National tele
phone. company . by Judge ' A. • G. ; Dayton
of Phlllippi, upon action taken by An
drew J. , Howard of Indiana, a stock
holder. It is alleged; that, the Conti
nental telephone company*' procured
$10,0Q0,000 .In; stock o f 'the National
without- consideration, that' the, officers
of^the National are to be .turned' 'out?
and its business .conducted' along/lines'
other, than. those formerly; pursued; \u25a0".
S^OT-FKMeiSGO,fMONI>^ JULY 4 ? 4910;
Chico Methodists: Indorse Mm«
ister's Attack and Demand Re*
moval of Normal Principal
[Special Dispatch to The Call]±
, CHICO, July 3.— The official board :of
the' Methodist Episcopal church, south,
has adopted a resolution* expressing
confidence -In Rev. C-.iToddt Clark
demanding the removal of Dr. ? Van
Liew aW president of .the.Chlcp;normal
echW,]. i Ola rk ; i«; a ,hr'o tfii er, of Miss Ada
Oarfc, -b-Imj alleges^ tJwtt^Dr.^yHn^Liew
ait<?niiptc.l & "ciohfut;<v lier whileiTs*^*
was consulting with him in his office
regardin^.;hcr §chTqol?'w r ork. —
Goyerjipr; .to investigate
SACRa'meNTO, '.- July, 3.— Unless Dr.
C. C. Van;L.iew. ; president of the Chico
state normal school, hands in his resig
nation by J Tuesday it is said at the
capitol tliat Governor Gillett will issue
acall for a meeting of the trustees
of the school and a, thorough investiga
tion will be made hot only of the-state
ment of Miss AdaClark, a, former stu
dent, that Doctor Van : Liew attempted
to embrace . her, but also of- charges
which have been made 'before. privately
by other girl students. ..
IV is whispered ;at - the capitol that
Governor Gillett . believes the story told
by Miss Clark and that it. is up to
Doctor Van Liew to prove his inno
Three members of the board of trus
tees of- the normal school are friendly
to Doctor Van Liew'and have interceded
in his behalf, but It i» whispered at the
capitol that Gillett has told them that
Doctor Van Liew must' either establish
his innocence or resign arid that no po
litical influence will save him. "'\u25a0
Action in the case is expected. Tues
day. '.-•'; . " .'. \u25a0
Colorado Governor, to -Fight for
Progressive; Bills '•
: DENVER, Colo., "(JiilyC; 3.— '/ Governor
Hughes called his special' sessioniwith
iout.timing.it so. that he^would' receive
aid, from, count,y;-conventions. : -.'I am not
going. to make the same' mistake.''-* '.
\ Governor;; John • F.^Shafroth, 1 ; return
ing-^tonight from an extended | trip : east,
announced ;that* the cair for "a special
session '" of , the; legislature -to „ consider
various' pledges in the' last democratic
state platform' will' issue within 10
days , arid that the date of 'the session
."Will "be on or before .August" 9. This
will brlngitiintp; life .while practically
all :of v . the, 1 democratic j county • cohven
,tions, are' in : session, and : it ;is.' theTgov-'
ernor's > program? .to,. use. their v expected
indorsementlof. his-actionas-a^club.to
compel ."favorable, action '.on'; his {pro
gram, v \u25a0Furthermore, the state ! conven
tion: does -riot 'assemble vuhtll; September
,6»andi the, "governor; holds -thlsialso to
beinrhls favor. 'inasmuch' as 'he 1 plans
to. have. thVcounty conventions Intimate
to; delegates .that .'they- need' notrexpect
jenomination.* unless theC- governor's
"measures "go; through. '.'.'(: ;.-.! ;,'; '.^ '.. \u0084 ,;.
;' . Th e .7. initiative and ,„ referendum, V the
recall, the direct;* primaries.-^ a .; bank
guarantee -Jaw, _', the g Vheadless".
arid*, a, railroad '\u25a0' commission^ *• bill <\u25a0 are
among the* subjects, to be considered in
the;extra session. : • -
Prisoners Will ;Supply- Talent
for 'Entertainment
[Special Dispatch to *\u25a0 The Call]
\u25a0 SAN QUENTIN.;Juiy< 3.— The fourth"
of July, will be i celebrated with" a vau
deville and^ mintstrel'show.^to'be^glven
at the prison theater "tomorrow: night
by.l convict Among^the M.900
men .confined within":thei walls of- San
Qu en tin are 'a \u25a0•' number/of : prof essional ;
actors "of* more ifame.Yarid; every,
act \u25a0\u25a0 that ' belon gs Vto /*? the'JJstkgefht ronY
scene, painting , toVgrandibpera.'.-has.-an
exponent ,in Uhe : cosmopolitanl* popula-,
tion of the penitentiary." ;
Former Husband JShoots . May
SweersjWhen She Refuses
to Return to Him
Would Be Slayer Sends Bullet
Through Cheek in Effort :
to End Life V
IN a jealous rage because his beautiful
wife, who had resumed her maiden
, name of Miss 1 May-Sweers, refused
to" wave the divorcel decree obtained a
few weeks ago^ Archie Gregoff. an up
holsterer and Qf. a. good family of Jack
son,: Mich.; fired two j bullets : into her
body yesterday ; 'afternoon, probably
fatally wound ing .lief, and tried to.com
mit suicide by ; shooting himself in the
head. : The shootins> occurred in the
Hotel Rev, 517 Bu&»,^reet.
Gregoff- is not 1 seriously wounded, the
bullet entering 1 the mouth and coming
out' by the ear. Misit Sweers is in a pre
carious condition. at, the Lane hospital,
and late' last'nlght, made a dying state
ment, before Bond? and '"Warrant Clerk
C. H. 'McConahghy.'" She was" struck in
the arm, shoulderVand' back, one of the
bullets lodging in. her stomach.
The^stbry" of c a blighted romance
narked by an-; elopement across the
greater part, of. the continent a- year
and a half ago/ followed by marriage,
extreme . cruelty, divorce,
threats against her.*life and finally the
tragedy formed -the, pitiful, disjointed
tale told by the'dying girl.
G regoff * M ad !y Jealous
Gfegoff was infatuated with his for
mer: wife iahd; became crazed by the
belief thati she .was receiving atten
tions fronr Henry; Payan,'- the 'l wealthy,
owner of the Cosmos restaurant in
Market street.. near. Ke,arny. ,To Miss
Eureka SwecVs,': the younger sister of
MlssSweers; Gregoff, often declared his
jealousy : of Payan.
..Payan'yeptcrday:. denied that the re
lations between him and Miss Swcers
were; other than of a- business nature.
MissJSweefs ;tvas recently put in charge
of tlio Hotctjllejj. by,.Fayarf, who owns
the '\u25a0". hotel. \u25a0\u25a0$$£ v&n -said that 'several
; *s}<Q»t^si:J>. tjjfi^ilrrrr^.vr'er'i-: /appl *cd _t Q
him for a' position in his restaurant,
saying that an estrangement had forced
her.from her husband. He gave^her a
position as cashier and later put her
in charge of the hotel,. where he lived.
• Judge Van Nostrand granted the di
vorce" to the wife of Gregoff. Since
that time GregofC has repeatedly cre
ated- scenes in the house because Miss
Sweers would Ino longer receive him. \u25a0
Life Threatened
On several ; occasions it .has been
necessary ;to t force c . him to leave the
place, and- once Miss Sweers was warned
that Gregoff was. lurking. behind a door
in' the dark hallway- muttering threats
against her life. -This was a week ago,
and sinee '-; that time -.Miss Sweers has
been afraid to leave: the hotel.
Yesterday Gregoff paid Misa Sweers a
call, during which he chatted sociably
and \sought. to. effect a reunion. -He
spoke, of his plans of returning to his
home in' Jackson City. -Shortly after 11
o'clock he left.
At 2:30 o'clock in' the afternoon he re
turned. .Miss. Eureka Sweers was in the
room with her sister when he entered.
After conversing calmly for' some time
he asked Miss" Eureka 'Sweers" to get
him some stationery^- write ajetter.
She had; left* the room; but a minute
when the ; three; shots, fired in rapid
succession/sent her screaming for help.
GregofC had rpianted; himself -at the
dbor and, confronting his former wife,
demanded if it were true that Payan
had placed her,ih ; chargc of the house.
When she . said it was, he asked " her
If she would , go with him to Michigan
and "let .; bygones be bygones." *
The woman 'toldi him. she would not.
Without .any,' warning iGregoff drew a
revolver. ' '.
As ' he fired Miss Sweers threw up
her hands and turned to flee. One
bullet grazed her hand and plowed
through her arm and shoulder, embed- 1
ding itself in;the;wall..
Shot in Back
She fell across the, threshold of an
adjoining room, ; and. as she; attempted
to rise the. second shot fired into
her back; the ball entering upward into
her,' stomach. - . . /
;,, Gregoff put the muzzle of the pistol
In his i mouth .and fired. He fell.un
'•Policeman J. B. Hurd entered the
room a r f ew minutes after the shoot
ing. Man and woman were taken to
the emergency: hosuital and later re
moved to : Lane's • hospitaL -
In her dying statement Miss Sweers
charges that* Gregoff often threatened
her ! life. The. statement , was dictated
In ,; the-afternoon,-. but , she: would . not
si gn it then, '. Raying > she would re
cover.'.V, Late last Vnight -'heri condition
became so bad'", that: she. consented to
sign- the. declaration. She is 24 and
Gregoff : is '26! years", old." "i . . ;
:;\u25a0\u25a0 Members i of ?her. .family .live in Grand
'Rapids.'.Mich.l and * were? yesterday: no
tified'.byUelegraph::^' -. •ji'-p .V':\'^ \u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0;\u25a0-.
i • ai --\u25a0 '.-\u25a0-..-; ' •\u25a0\u25a0 -•\u25a0 -'- . , . .\u25a0\u25a0-..,\u25a0-'
building vnamed for
Roosevelt in Mexico
• MEXICO- CITYr^ July - 3.— VEdiflcio
Roosevelt" is • the '.name., that " has ; just
the -ibusin ess j;di strict!* vThe^iowrier.Ha 1
Mexicarc-iis? an 7 : admirer.* of the | former
president.^ ;v. ; : / \u25a0 .-;
May \u25a0\u25a0 Sweers ;{Mrs.^ Archie Gregoff), who was ! probably 'fatally wounded,
- ; :\u25a0*' v - : ; and iCregoff, her divorced ' husband [and '[ assailant.
Walter Parker, Sou thern Pa=
cific's Sub Boss, Appears i
; : ?;• Again, in Washington ; V
[Special Dispatch to The ' Call ]
WASHINGTON,' July S.— Walter Par
ker, the inscrutable sub boss of the
Southern Pacific machine, is in Wash-*
ington,'and:reports are flyingthat Sen-
ator;Flint'ls,to';,run again after all. The
action of the; machine state central com
mittee in. declaring -that the'" declara-,
tions of the primary are not to be bind
ing, upon, the legislature in the election
of a. senator, is 1 taken to > mean that the
chief, obstacle to" Flint's ; candidacy has"
been^, removed." He said that , lie .could ;
not _afford : to,make. two. campaigns,* one
before the primary and another before
the* legislature.' •' \u25a0 '
Trips Relate to Flint
. the, obliging machine'has
flxed^it up^Flint-imay .find it possible
to'accept election from the*; legislature.'
Parker •will not talk, -neither will
Flint. 'Parker ; has -appeared here sev-'
eralf times during; the" last six : montVs.
and every time- it has ; developed that
his trip * was in ';' with Ithe 1
senatorship. ;lle.:has no other business
in Washington. \u25a0' :
'Senator . Flint's \ family lis not con-^
tented in Washington, and doubtless he
personally/ prefers to live in *L,os • An
gelesi but hwhat"" can *he" do" if' he' is
shoved back into^the^senatej
Somebody^ Must Server ;
, Spmebody/miist' bese'nator.Vand Flint,
is :recognized.',by the*machine'as7a', bet
ter : 'niaji,,. than .anybody 'else;.tha't' has;
been^meritloned., : . / . [ ,''\u25a0 .
' The'Cailfdrnians here -firmly believe
tha t- Parker; is l'hbw "at 'work' convincing-
Flint that-the.program is fixed. All that
Flint needs to; do is tosit tight and. say
nothing. H\ s statements heretofore
have«been discbncerting'.to the machine
ahdj his; ; silence^ after ;Parker|s /present
visit would'be significant.', • "
Wifesajid;, Daughter Accompany.
Hini-at Church: Services .;-\u25a0
: BEVERLY; /Mass., 'July 3.— -President
Taft* attended,; services at Grace Epis
copal ; church:, in " Salem it oday, ' . where
the ; fortieth, anniversary tot ] the pastor
ate of the Rev. J. P. Franks wascele-'
bratedJ. . >-. .. -.-' ..-' \.-,y~: \u25a0 '\u25a0'\u25a0.'.\u25a0:\u25a0[\u25a0'.' /
i ; ji Mrs. tTaft','; Miss : Helen .iTafttand 'Cap^
tain.-.Butt - : accompanied "the-.- president.'
,The - . : presiden tia 1 \ '-\ yacht -\u25a0 J U Mayflower
'arrived* 1 at Beverly "today "and will <re
mainithroughout, the \u25a0summer. ,
Berkeley Party Hurled Over
When Wheel
\ of Auto Breaks
[ Special Dispatch to The Call]
BYRON, c July . 3.'— Attorney Charles
Stacey \u25a0. of Eaton -street,- Berkeley,
his # wife,, and chauffeur, A. Claremont,
are • all/at \u25a0 the Livermbre sanatorium,
the, victims of -a disastrous automobile
accident on the \u25a0'-Livenriore road at
Mountain house, < while the -infant son
p fit he attorney."- crushed .under tlfe fall
ing J form r of - its; mother, is "dead." ~
; ; The disaster I ; was caused by: a. broken
rear: wheel,.. 1 which' pitched" the
mobile . over ~ \ the . embankment' * and
hurled , the .occupants -out. . Stacey sus
tained a compound' fracture of the left
leg- and.. Mrs. Stacey a broken wrist,
•numerous -contusions of the- face and
body ;and~ -probable internal
She is in- a precarious condition, ciare
mont," 'the chauffeur. ', received numer
ous cuts^ and bruises of the face and
head,: whiles the baby' did""not regain
consciousness after the fall. . " .
I The -accident f happened^ near the bis
,FUnn ranch at'o o'clock Saturday night,
and." the .victims; were : picked . up from
the hillside and removed to the Fllrin
farmhouse, while physicians .were
summoned ••• f rom • Livermore. • \u25a0 Doctors
Starr, \u25a0 Goodall and' Taylor responded
and "in. a- short time had Mrs.. Stacey,
and "her ; , husband resting easily. The
injured 'woman did \u25a0 not recover con
sciousness 'for several hours, and the
extent ofrher;injuries,is not yet known.
The machine was badly twisted in the
fall.* from the road, 'having -plunged
sorii c *30 - - feet : over Vt h e emba nkm c n't."
Stacey.': was at the wheel, arid Yciare
mont; declares that the .car; was'" not
running ffast.-;., ... -T^ .
YESTERDAY— Cloudy; :west \ymd; meadh
mum temperature, .56; minimum. 50.
** morning, clearing during the day; moderate'
West wind. \
Special Train Breaks All Rec*
ords in Dash From Seaboard
to Sagebrush Hills
Achievement Marks New Epoch
in : Newspaper Progressive"
ness on the Coast
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
RENO. July 3.— The table
herewith shows how The Call
has beaten its contemporaries
nearly every day into Reno since
June 23. When the Examiner
reached Reno today the public
already had read the world's
news in The Call* but newspa
permen who did look at the Ex
aminer only laughed when they
read its floundering story of han
ging been the first here on Sautr
day morning. •Following is the
Jane 23. .V.o»ts ' . 9t4» 9:35
Jane 24.... 9:12 > \u25a0»,« »i3o> 9:23
\ June 25...;9:~U» - 9:55 9:2T»
; Jane 26.... 9:10 9:20 !>:-<!
I June 57....6tta 0:30 O;!*,
: Jnne 25....9:15 0:25 - OiSH
! June 29 9:10 9:25 9:20
June 30....9:ift 5^5 0:30
July 1 9:1O 4:15 Hi M
-July 2. 2:35 3:15 4:10
July 3 1:25 9:15 9:20
[Special Dispatch to The CaU}
RENO, July 3.— Again The Call
beat its crestfallen contempo
raries into Reno, reaching here
this afternoon by a special train at
1:05 o'clock. This is the shortest
time made yet in any of the dashes
from the seaboard to the sagebrush
From the time when the nerve cen
ter of fight excitement was shifted
from the coast to Reno The Call has,
whenever the occasion demanded,
been the first on the scene. The se
ries of the races in which these vic
tories have been won were unusual
examples of what man's ingenuity can
do in this practical age. By its en
terprise in choosing new means for
shortening time and setting distance
at naught The Call forced a pace
which culminated in today's achieve
ment and left the Examiner groggy.
Hours Ahead of Time
In the beginning the San Francisco
papers were in Reno streets the even
ing of the day on which they fell from
the presses; but today they came
shortly after noon.
These efforts began with rushing
papers from the train to the places
where the crowd was waiting for
them. Afterward automobiles and
electric cars were pressed into service,
and finally, in a hair raising auto trip
on Friday straight from The Call
building at Third and Market streets
to the Hotel Golden in Reno, The
Call broke all records along the
stretch between the cities.
In an attempt at imitation both con
temporaries had fast machines ready
today, and in the meantime, anticipat
ing just such a move, The Call had
gone one step further. Knowing that
the real crowd would be in Reno,,
The Call stood ready to serve that
multitude as well as money and ma
chinery and faithful men could serve
it. The papers were borne at once
from the press to a special train, and
as soon as they were on board the
train was off.
The Call's Victory
At 1:05 o'clock the train pulled into
the Reno station. 'Less than two
minutes later the pewsboys were call
ing out The Call with all the news.
The Examiner had nothing to show
butfa Sunday supplement made up of
stale stuff weeks old. And shortly
after the Chronicle came out with its
early sporting edition. Save for The
Call there was no San Francisco news
paper to be had.
Following the example The Call had
set s the day before, the Examiner and
Chronicle had autos carrying- a few
copies of each over the mountain road.
By : the time ; these had* arrived the
crowd had been satisfied. The real
news had been read.

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