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Berkeley Man's Death Adds to Toll of the Ignatio Wreck MISSING YOUTH \ MAY HAVE DIED IN TRAIN CRASH Friends and Relatives Seek C. H. Fisher, Who Was With Unknown Victim Conductor Flaherty Says Work* train Crew Should Have Corrected Him those who met death in the wreck had lived and were p*rominrntly known. SURGEONS HAVE BUSY DAY ATTENDING TO THE VICTIMS OF WRECK Surgeons of the railroad company xrorked steadily over the injured in the Northwestern hospital from the arrival of the victims at the hospital shortly after midnight yesterday morning until the last operation on the badly maimed at 6 o'clock last evening. Despite their efforts, W. B. Burton of Berkeley died at 11 o'clock in the morning, his ab domen, chest and head /laving been crushed in th»? collision. The oth ers are said by the doctors to be doing nicely and none is In immediate danger. EL L. Lyttaker, the engineer of the freight train, is probably in the most serious condition of the 10 hurt not at the Northwestern hospital. He is suf fering from injuries to the head and a broken left leg, but it is probable that he will recover, and Dr. G. J. Bergener. one- of the railroad surgeons in charge, says the engineer is not in danger at present. The fireman of the Fame train. Bert Fpeaker of Sausalito. is the only other in the Northwestern hospital whose in juries are said to be grave. He is bruised about the head and his right arm is fractured. While some of the others are very painfully hurt, their in juries are not of a fatal nature. W. F. Bachelor of Petaluma, who has been taken to St. Luke's hospital, is progressing well and his dislocated right shoulder and arm were set yes terday. Both arms and the right leg of Enoch Van Pelt of Los Angeles were frac ture'! and it will probably be a long time before he recovers. Ji \V. Kane of N'ovato is suffering from a fracture of the right thigh and Trill be confined to his bed for some time. A. C. Rurnham of Los Angeles was badly bruised about the head and his right leg was fractured. William J. Kane of Blackpoint has a broken right leg and cuts about the face. . Neither Kane nor Burnham are considered In a dangerous condition. Those classed as not serious by Doc tor Bergener are: Fred Savaga of Co tati, suffering from shock; J. C. Van Tagen, captain of the schooner T R, cut about head; Ernest Layoran, the train's newsboy, who lives at €74 Broadway, this city, has a black eye and nervous breakdown; and James Garforth of Novato, cut about body. The surgeons of the hospital. Doctors Taylor, Bergcner and Scrogg, expressed themselves as well satisfied with the condition of the patients and they are optimistic as to the outcome of those under their charge. Relatives and friends of the injured inquired by telephone and in one or two instances called at the hospital, but those in charge could not allow them to see the victims. DEAD PRISON GUARD ON WAY TO JOIN HIS BRIDE IN PETALUMA John Wilkinson, the San Quentin guard killed in the wreck on the North western Pacific railway near Ignacio Monday, was a native of San Francisco. His mother, Mrs. E. Dollney, was heartbroken in her little home at 317 Grafton avenue, where until he was ap pointed to the position he held at the time of his death Wilkinson lived. The dead prison guard had been mar ried less than a month and was on his \u25a0n-ay to see his wife In Petaluma, when he met his death in the collision. Wilkinson was about 35 years of age and is survived by a brother, George of this city, besides his mother and wife. The remains have been brought to San Francisco for burial and further funeral announcements will be made later. VICTIM'S COMPANION AND COUSIN MISSED AND PROBABLY HURT Where Is Charles 11. Fisher, the JS year old son of a Brooklyn merchant, and companion of his cousin, Pincus l#evln, the head of the Santa Rosa tan ning company bearing his name, who "was killed in the wreck on the North \u25a0western Pacific railway, near . Ignacio, Monday? Fisher left his homo In Brooklyn, July 17, with Levin, who was visiting in the east, and had written to the latter's brother, M. Levin of Petaluma, that he was goingr to Petaluma. Frequent let ters have been received from young Fisher by M. Levin, written while, the former stayed over at different cities on the way out, and they all stated that he •was traveling: with Pincus Levin, and that they would arrive together at Petaluma. The mangled body of Pincus Levin, •with life extinct, was taken from the Advertising Talks /jj^7/T Many a merchant carries superior goods and charges fair III) fill f prices, but he guards his secret so closely that no one but lllljjjl^i. himself ever finds it out 'PoA^f' The public respects and belives in the merchant who „ sJsiffl-- « is sure enough of his goods to talk about them, to tell the truth about them. In the face of rising prices, increased cost of living, the people must have quality, are demanding value for their money.' ; The times are propitious for the merchant of broad principles, in- tegrity, intelligence; never before has there been a time when a little "general publicity" on honest merchandise will pay so well. . - Mr. Merchant, advertise your superior . goods, advertise your i fair prices, to these interested people who are willing and anxious to listen to you. Make your advertising personal. Let the people know what you stand for, an ever increasing following will very soon convince you that the people want good goods, and will give their trade to the merchant who is ' alive to their wants. We have an advertising service which we. believe will make your advertising space more productive. Phone Kearny 86 and * ask \u25a0;\u25a0 our advertising manager to tell you aboat?it. r ' \ ] FLASHLIGHT PHOTOGRAPH OF THE WRECK ON_ THE NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD NEAR- IGNACIO MADE SOON AFTER THE^ COLLISION- MONDAY NIGHT __ \u0084: S b^l^P^l^B \u25a0 -^ ' • B§s demolished smoking car and conveyed to the Sawyer undertaking parlors in San Rafael. Sawyer told M. Levin, who left Petaluma at 11 o'clock yesterday morning to search for his cousin, that he had seen Fisher, and that the latter was injured and taken to San Francisco by the railway doctors. Doctor Ber gener said yesterday that Fisher was not among- the Injured as fax as he knew, and that he had not been brought to San Francisco. M. Levin spent yesterday in this city running down all possible clews that would lead to the locating of his rela tive. Most of the hospitals were visited, but with no results, and M. Levin is positive that he not only lost his brother, Pincus, In the wreck, but that the cousin also perished. Fisher is described as 18 years of age; about 5 feet 11 Inches; very slen der, probably weighing 145 pounds. He is believed to have been rendered un conscious in the wreck, and is 'said by those -who think they saw him to have his head bandaged. SANTA ROSA VICTIMS CUT OFF IN HEIGHT OF BUSINESS CAREER [Special Dispatch to The Call] SANTA ROSA, Aug. 9.— The injured people brought from the catastrophe on the Northwestern Pacific railroad Mon day evening are recovering, and it is thought thre will be no fatalities here. The deaths of Hermann Bayer and Pin cus Levin have plunged this city into mourning. Both were prominent busi nessmen. Bayer was a native of Germany and was born March 25, 1860. For more than a quarter of a century he had been a resident of this city, and for - the greater portion of that time he had been engaged in business here. .He is survived by his widow, who was for merly Miss Mloa Fick, a member of a prominent family here. Bayer's body, wag practically cut in two. Two sis ters, Miss Emma Bayer and Brs. V» ril helmlna Mueller of Germans', and two brothers, Rudolph and August Bayer of New York city, also survive the de ceased. The funeral will take pl(ice here Fri day afternoon under the auspices of the Herman Sons and the Fraternal Order of. Eagles. In addition to these fraternal societies the deceased be longed to the Ancient Owler of Druids, Foresters of America and the Knights of the Royal Arch, arid ho was presi dent of the local branch of the latter. Pincus Levin was a native of Russian Poland and had been in this city about eight years. He had established him self In tho front rank of progressive businessman while here, and was vice president of the Levin tanning com pany. He went to San Francisco Mon day morning to keep a business ap pointment with J. Fisher from the east. The latter has not been found, but it is practically certain that he Tvas not with Levin when the crash came. Levin was not expected to return home Monday evening, and his brother knew nothing of the fatality until several hours later. Dr. J. IL McLeon was one of the se riously injured who was brought here on the evening train. He was under neath the wreckage for more than an hour before being rescued arid believed every moment would be his last. He THE SAN FRANCISCO CALUiWEDNESDAY, AXTGUST ; 10, 1910, could not get a full breath, being squeezed so that only the upper portion of his lungs could be used. His hands and legs were also bound down in such manner that he could not move them. J. \V. Watson, a liveryman of this city, had his hip bone broken and his left ankle broken. Ernest Spanenberger, an assistant express messenger, was slightly in jured, but his action in lying flat on the floor probably saved his life. He was thrown from the baggage car into the smoker. Jack Page, the express messenger, got off with nothing more serious than bruises.. The escape of the two men in the baggage car was miraculous, for the car was smashed to pieces and driven almost through the smoker. Edward H. Reynolds, enginecjr of the passenger train, and ' Kngineer Bert Lyttaker and Fireman Bert Speaker of the work train were all Santa Rosa boys. There was much rejoicing today when the news was received that Lyt taker was not dead and had a good chance for recovery. WRECKAGE CLEARED OFF TRACKS BY TWO CREWS WITH TACKLE [Special Dispatch to The Call] SAN RAFAEL, Aug. 9. — Two wreck ing crews carried to the scene of the Ignacio collision late Monday night and early yesterday morning worked with block and tackle and ax and crow bar clearing away the tangled mass of iron and broken wood until sunrise. The heap of wreckage was piled high along the sides of the track, and the torn, sprung tracks were straightened and made firm for the resumption of traffic. . So quickly was the work performed that the regular schedule was main tained yesterday morning. Passengers passing along the route yesterday saw engines, battered and twisted,. on either side of the line. Remnants of the splin tered baggage car and-flat workcars of the freight -ware dumped to the side also, but the damaged coaches'and the smoker of the passenger were towed a mile away from the scene. % The smoker still has a section of the baggage car driven into its fore end. This was the attraction of crowds of persons from the . towns who journeyed to view the car of death. The shattered sides and the broken woodwork are red with the stain , of blood. The marks of the axes and bars with which the rescuers worked fran tically to free the imprisoned victims were examined by the curious. . At the scene of the collision the greatest difficulty- that confronted the wreckers was to move the engines that — driven into each other at awful specd — were wedged tightly together. This was done with block and tackle. Strong posts were driven into the sides of hills and ropes attached to the en gine?. One was drawn to either side and the taut ropes wrenched them apart at the same time,- the engines falling with a heavy crash on the side of the track. - . -\u25a0 ' - Both engines were smashed and broken beyond the hope of repair. The trucks were wrenched from one, while wheels and axles were twisted: and chipped. The tender of the passenger engine parted from * the cab and for ward section and was driven back into the forward section of the baggage car. Had not the engine crews jumped from the flying locomotives they would c been killed. PET ALUM A MOURNING THE DEATH OF FOUR CITIZENS IN WRECK [Special Dispatch to The Call] '\u25a0' PETALUMA; Aug. 9.— The city is in mourning over the. railroad collision at Ignacio Monday night. Pleasure par ties and entertainments have been post poned and the community mourns the loss of four oil its best citizens. The local dead: , Georjjrf Hilejr Sr., manager' Pacific Miner. .-.';. - ,-\u25a0 William Poehlmann, messenger. '; P.W. Hi-.liard.iou, clerk at Hazletfs store.' .: - :_^..;r(-v^-tv:. .\u25a0 " v • WV H. Emerson, messenger.' \u25a0•"Vyilkle •H. Emerson was born near Forestvllle April 16, 1873." He was 37 years: of age and his life had been spent in Petaluma; -The young man was a member of Company C, Fifth regiment:: When the Spanish-American war; broke - out he; enlisted and went with his companyUo the front Emer son' was also \u25a0 secretary of the local Lincoln-Roosevelt, league. \u25a0:\u25a0'\u25a0 • Will Poehlmann >' was the son of Frank Poehlmann of\the Petaluma tan nery. He was about 23 • years '\u25a0.. old and unmarried. 'His. body .was cut in two and taken from' the wreck in pieces. H«r was planning^ to? give- up the mes senger service "and- this 'was /-to l have been his last monthVon the *road.t The young \u25baman. had saved enough -money to take acourse inSanta Clara" college/ ;* T. ; W. ; Richardson died \ this morning. He was a native of Norlay, England, aged 36' years.-.. .He , came to Petaluma about a year ago.- He was a brother of Joseph Richardson of San Francisco, Hugh. Richardson of Norlay, England, and Jesse, Florrieand Gertrude,Rich urdsOn of Norlay, England. Richard son's aged father also resides in Eng land. The victim leaves a widow and child. Jack Brooks, an employe of the bil liard rooms In Kentucky street, was in ternally injured. He was brought home Monday night. He will recover. Thomas Cline of this city, who is employed by the Northwestern Pacific as} time keeper at Sausalito, was among the fortunate ones, who escaped with slight bruises. His ankle was sprained and his hip badly bruised. He was in the last car and was thrown. from his seat. F. W. Bachelor, another wreck vic tim, Is now at the University of ,Cali fornia hospital in San Francisco suf fering ffom a dislocated shoulder and has also one lung affected. - The at tending doctors have given out that they do not expect his wounds to prove fatal. VICTIM OF ACCIDENT ON WAY TO DELIVER SPEECH ON WOODCRAFT [Special Dispatch to The Call] BERKELEY, Aug. 9. — W. B. Burton, a victim of the Northwestern Pacific wreck * near Ignacio last night, . lived her^for the last four years. Hewas sales manager of the San Antonio plantation company, with offices, at Fourteenth street and Broadwayv«Oak land. He was also fiscal agent of the Old Gibraltar oil company, whose head quarters were In the First national bank building, Oakland. Before coming to Berkeley he was minister, of the Methodist Episcopal church at Folsom for a year, and pre vious to that time had been, pastor of a church at Ukiah for 12 years. - lie was speaker of the Woodmen of the World and was on his way to Pet aluma to deliver an address tonight. Burton was 47 years of age and a na tive of London, England. With his wife and children, he lived at 2428 Milvla street. The children are: Louise, aged 18 years; Curtis, 17 years; Evelyn, 14 years; Naomi, 12 years; Ruth, 8 years, and Ida, 5 years, j SHIP CAPTAIN HURT IN TRAIN COLLISION -INJURED INTERNALLY [Special : Dispatch to The Call] ' ALAMEDA, Aug. . 9.— Captain f . C. yon Tagen, who was injured In the.col lision of trains near Ignacia. Monday evening,* is a resident of this" city. His home is at «1018 Taylor 'avenue, where his family has lived for many years. Captain yon Tagen Is the master of the schooner Theodore Roosevelt. He was on his way to Petaluma when in jured. He is now in a 'hospital in Sari Francisco and will be removed to his home as soon x as he is able to stand the trip. - ' •\u25a0 Captain yon Tagen. was injured about the head and shoulders and Internally. He has a wife and four sons.^ DEATH MISSES TWO MEN IN WRECK BY ABOUT; SIX INCHES Edward Dubarba of Ignacio had a marvelous escape from being crushed to death. He 'escaped with' only a few bruises. lie was sitting in the center of the smoking car, and" although he was thrown out of his seat to the floor he mißsed being crushed by about s!x inches, the telescoping 1 of the smoknr stopping that distance from' his body., Messenger Jack Page had .a similar, lucky escape. " ; . • Page ' was. in : the* baggage car. He was thrown .toward the;^engine by the' impact,, and when he - realized what had happened found himself only a few inches -from i. where the baggage Car ceased being telescoped," \u25a0_ »- government^ Appeals in heinze bank case WASHINGTON/ Aug. 9,— A second writ of"= error in the case against Fritz Augustus Heinze; who was indicted for. misapplication of [ : . the^ funds. •of \u25a0' '-. the- Mercantile natlonal#barik of New York city, of which" he ' was'; president, -was' docketed by J the J United E States g In vthe supreme, court today. -The ; writ ' was sued 'out* to review the -action of f the .circuit court. in: quashingfseven' counts of the- indictment^ of .'March '3 last. 1 The case -was • brought ; by > the | government under - the criminal*appeals act. \u25a0'\u25a0 • C . The ) exports of r cocoa* from .Trinidad during 'the "first -four ; months of ".1910, according : : to -i statistics 7 furnished - v vby Consul" Franklin.. p. //Hale, ': amounted f to 25,498,039 pounds, . as: compared \:> with 25,101;356'pouhdg3during- the'first: four months: of .l9o9. '-?•-"- '*'.' ; c BOOST FOR PARK AND SCHOOL FUNDS Supervisors' Charter Amend* ment Committee Would In= * crease Present Levy How to provide more money for the city's small parks, and the establish ment of a separate upkeep fund for the schools, were the two chief matters discussed yesterday by the supervisors' charter committee. On behalf of the Mission and other districts distant from Golden 'Gate park, James Rolph Jr.*. Father Crow- Jey, Secretary Churchill of the Mission promotion association, former Super visor Broderick, : J. P.* Berry and others insisted that hereafter the park fund should be divided and a full share go to the creation of parks' and mainte nance of the present squares, through out town. The proposition was ad vanced - that . a charter " amendment should be submitted raising the pres ent 7 cent levy to 10 cents. Those •present were fairly agreed that such a measure would only pass if it pro vided that 5 cents should go to Golden Gate park and 5 cents to giving park facilities to other districts of the city. Park Commissioner Cutzkow, Secre tary Lomasney"'an& Superintendent Mc- Laren presented some facts showing the comparative cost of park mainte nance in American cities. San Fran cisco, with a park area' of 1,600 acres, expended $357,000; Chicago, upon its south side parks, $1,403,000; Seattle last year expended $493,000;. St. Louis, $402,000, and Detroit, $403,000 upon 1,100 acres. . - AMEXDMEXT VXDER ADVISBMEXT The committee took the submission of an amendment raising the levy to 10 cents, divided, as above, ' unHier ad visement. The same action was taken in regard to placing the school fund upon- an independent footing and re lieving the general fund with its dol lar limitation from that burden. 'To consider the whole question, of the city's finances, and especially the ad visability of raising ;/ the dollar limit to $1.26, the supervisors of the finance and public utilities committees will hold an open v meeting Friday evening at 8 o'clock, ,- " -.'.';.\u25a0 School Director Payot presented the needs of the school department, giving estimates arid" expenditures to show that the schools should have a special fund of 25 cents"" to grow' and to be well "maintained. Such; a., budget -would allow for the following: Repairs to schools, $100,000; one new school each year, $100,000; purchase of playgrounds, $75,000; re tirement of teachers, $175,000; salaries of teachers and supplies, $l,62&,000. Payot explained that there were now in the department 187 teachers who had served" more -than 30 years arid were eligible; for -retirement and that the commission: wished to make the retire ment; pension half of .the salary re ceived withiaminimum payment of $60. At present' there ;;were 69 annuitants receiving. pn average of $25. . CAESAR'S HEAD FOUND MOUNTED ON OLD BUST - .. ; - i — . ' •\u25a0' ' * ._- ' \u25a0 •. . \u25a0 \u25a0 Another's Body Was .Used for' Statue of Augustus - Excavations under the Via Labicana at Rome have brought to light a mar ble statue of : Caesar ."Augustus of nat ural size. \u25a0• It Is said '\u25a0. that X the head and neck are not ofla piece\wlthithe"body, the marble of which is i "slightly -coarser and | darker.- .. Evidently the . later j Ro man; practice of surmounting 4 the head of a'reignlngemperor upon an-old'bust was practiced • even in the days 'of 'Au- . -Boston's .^hopping, district 'subway, which cost '$10,000,000; is the 'most ex pensive mile of railroad in the : world.", ' ~ ; CASTORIA , - For Infants and Cifildreiu the Kind You H^ Always Bought PAYDT DENIES ANY BIAS AGAINST BUSH School Director Files Affidavit in Reply to Disqualification r In an affidavit .filed with the county clerk yesterday, School Director Payot, whose right to sit on the board of edu cation during the trial of Walter N. Bush, principal of the Polytechnic high school, has been attacked, denied that he had any bias against the teacher. He stated that for several months the board held preliminary investigations of informal charges made against Bush, following the usual procedure, in order to ascertain whether there were rea sonable grounds for filing formal charges as required by the charter. This, Payot said, was done to prevent any injustice to Bush and in the gen eral-interests of the schools of the city. . Payot -declared that his reason for suggesting to Roncovieri and Deputy Superintendent W r ebster that they should advise Bush to resign was his friendly interest in the principal, and in order to prevent an unpleasant sit uation for Bush, for his family and for the school department. Roncovieri, Webster and George Bush, brother of the principal, all agreed with him Payot ftated. that It would be better for Bush to resign. The affidavit of Payot proceeds: J "That affiant has no bias or prejudice whatever against said Walter X. Bush, and that If affiant does sit as a member of the said board of education upon the trial of said Walter N. Bush he will set aside entirely any impressions which he may have gained as a result of these preliminary investigations and willaccord to said Walter N. Bush an absolutely fair and impartial trial; that If affiant were at present in the posi tion of said Walter NJ Bush and was about to be tried upon charges filed against him as said Walter N. Bush is about" to be tried, affiant would be per fectly willing io be; tried by members of the board of education in the iden tical 1 frame of mind In which affiant is in this connection." Due to the lack of Russian workmen and the regulation which limits the employment of Chinese and Koreans, the fisheries in the neighborhood of Nikolaevsk are seriously handicapped. If you have, we needn't tell you how good it is. You KNOW — the suit has spoken for itself. But it may interest you to know that these suits are better than ever this season — we are everlastingly trying to improve them. The well-groomed man is particular about Our Hat Department will make you right at the TOP. Drop » in to see the new models in the popu- lar Stetson hats. 733 TO 737 MARKET STREET Third 'and Fourth STORE— I44O FILLMORE STREET SAYS PALMER Northwestern Pacific Manager Declares There Is No Ex cuse for Wreck Official Alleges That Flaherty Mistook No. 41 for Train No. 6 "Flaherty hail absolute orders. There can be no excuse,** said W. S. Palmer, general manager of the Northwestern Pacific, as he was returning from the scene of "the wreck yesterday morn- Ing. '•What prompted him U> leave the yard* at I-iiiicl.. I e nn not tell. Mont likely. A.i far a* I can see, and accord ins to the Information that could be obtained from Flaherty, he \u25a0 mistook So. 41 for \o. H n ml .started out. -The orders given to Flaherty were for him to wait until trains -ll and 6 had passed before he proceeded. Ac cording to his explanation of the dis aster, after he had received his orders he sauntered to the southern end of the yard and talked with the crew of the train. He knew that No. 41 was 20 minutes late. He was waiting 1 for No. 6 to pasja when No. 11 passed through approximately on the time of No. 6. "Flaherty evidently forgot about Nu. 6 entirely, or became confused, think ing that No. 41 4 was No. 6. and started his train down the track. Although the train consisted of only two flat cars, a caboose and an engine, it wm a heavy train, a large steam roller be ing loaded on one of the Hatc-ars. "In the long history of the road this is the first big accident. For 30 years we have been singularly free from an serious disasters. About three years ago there was a mishap in which some of the crew were killed. That was caused by excessive speed. The fea ture of this disaster that impresses a railroadman is the damnable needless ness .of it. Every precaution for safety was thrown out. "This is the sort of accident that no safeguard seems able to prevent. Even a block system is useless. "The roadbed is in first class shape, as can be seen. The bed and rails stood the strain perfectly. There is absolutely no accounting for the acci dent except that man is not Infallible. "Flaherty is a young man In the em ploy of the company. ' He had been very highly regarded, though, and hart been trusted only a few days ago with the taking out of the Bohemian cluw special because of his good record. SAYS OLD 3IE.V BEST "My observations in reference to railroad wrecks is that it is the older men in the service that are least liable to mistakes. The younger men are too anxious to get in to the ends of their, runs. . -V : "I have made a careful investigation, but will not pass final judgment until the investigation has been carried fur ther. "There is no accounting for the re sultant damages in these wrecks. It can never be foretold what will hap pen. In this case the engines clashed together and rose up on end in a most peculiar way. neither leaving the track. This drove the tender Into one end of the baggage car and tn« smoker into the other end. They were good coaches, a, little light, based on the latest standards, but nevertheless strong, endurable, and under ordinary conditions might have resisted the im pact. The -coaches were about 15 years old, but were well built. "I find that the telescoping of the smoker caused the death of the people in both ends of that car. the force of the collision hurling them from the ends of* the car to the center." BRAKEMAN HAS LEG MANGLED UNDER CAR [Specie/ Dispatch to The Call] SANTA CRUZ. Aug. 9. — In attempting to board a moving train at Davenport today. Thomas J, Stap. a Southern Pa cific brakeman, missed hla hold and swung under the. last car. His risfht /eg was mangled below the knee. He was hurried to a sanatorium In this city and the injured limb was ampu tated. • >£J~ : - BUBONIC PLAGUE IS EPIDEMIC AT AMOY AilOT, Aug. .9. — The nature of the bubonic plague, which became epidemic here in May, was officially reported to day as mild.