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A Glacier Playground Has Been
Set Aside for- Americans
IF YOU CAN'T VISIT IT,'
READ ABOUT IT IX
THE SUNDAY CALL
VOLUME OVIIL— NO. 84.
FICTION IS OUTDONE
PIRATES THWARTED
Young Navy Deserter Directs
the Buckman Straight for
Oregon Shore
CREW OBEYS ORDERS
AT REVOLVER'S POINT
Disgraced Pensacola Tar Enacts
Melodramatic Scene in Wild
Dream of Avarice
CAPTAIN WOOD SLAIN
AS HE LIES SLEEPING
WITHOLT precedent in the an- 1
nals of the sea and too improb- j
able to make logical fiction was
the tale brought to port j-esterday by
the little passenger liner Buckman, j
from Seattle. It was a tale of piracy!
on the high seas, the simple telling of
which sounds like a dime novel gone
mad. Under the blinking stars,
through the watches of the night, there
was played on the upper decks of the
coaster a crimson melodrama that be
pan with the cold blooded murder of
the ship's young commander, and
1
ended only when daylight came and i
broke the hypnotic spell that fear and i
the sight of ruthless bloodshed with- j
out had cast on the whole ship's com- j
Lone Man Holds Ship
One desperate man, single handed !
alter the first few minutes, had wrested
iMissessiou of the ship from its offi
cers and retained absolute command j
for a full hour. But for the weakening
cf his accomplice there is no reason to
\u25a0!oubt that the buccaneer would have
carried out his purpose, which was to i
make prisoners of all on board, rob the I
ship's safe, and make his escape after j
he had driven the steamer hard and !
fast on the Oregon shore. It was the j"
conception of a madman, but so nearly ;
carried out that none of tho^e con- ,
. erned will ever again look at a sawed- j
off shotgun without a shudder and, t
perhaps, a prayer of thankfulness."
The pirate, a young, cleancut Ameri- ;
• • . '.. ..""•!
ran boy, a deserter from the Lnited j
.\u0084• . t
States navy, is probably dead. He dis- i
appeared when there cahe a hitch in '
his plans and if believed to have j
jumped overboard. If he did he took •
a life preserver with him and there is !
a possibility that he may have been j
picked up. His accomplice, also a de- 1
perter from the navy, is in the custody)
<.f the,police and today will be turned]
over to the United States marshal to
be held for trial before a federal tribu--<
n.i;- \u25a0 ]
Deserted From Pensacola
Th«s hero, or villain, according to th* j
point of view, was Frank Edward Wood J
of Chicago, who deserted Augus-jt 3 from j
the U. S. S. Pensacola. His accomplice,)
<Jeorge Washington Wise, deserted the j
Pensacola four days later. It was be- I
tweeh them and the time they boarded j
the Bookman at Seattle that the plot so j
nearly carried out vas hatched. Wise j
claims to have had no foreknowledge i
of his shipmate's plan beyond the i
Vromise that there would be big money ]
?Vr him if- he- was willing to "take aj
1 According to the' naval authorities;
Wood i« the name under which the j
bandit served Uncle Sam. Wise, when i
arrested, eaid that his partner's name!
was West. They took passage on^thHj
Buckman, Wood under the name of
Fr«»d Thomas and Wis as Alfred Wil-
Dramatic Scene Enacted
It was abqut 2:30 o'clock Suiday
morning when the two bandits stepped
on the bridge deck of the Buckman. It j
was a fine clear night and Captain
had retired to his room, just aft j
of the wheel house, leaving the ship
in charge of Second Officer Fritz Plath.
When the men came up Plath was
pacing tiie bridge and Quartermaster
Otto Kohlmeister was at the- wheel.
There wa.* a lookout on the forecastle
head. Exempt for these three, and per
haps a watchman or two. all hands of
the crew were asleep. The passengers
had disappeared from th* decks hours
'ago. -Most of them slept through until
daylight and learned of- the tragedy
of the night for the first, time when
tliey appeared for. breakfast.
The baudits engaged Plath in con
versation about a . watch that Wise
claimed had been stolen from his room.
'They wanted to see the captain right
away. • Plath assured them that the
J Continued on Page 3, Column 1 . .'
The San Francisco Call.
G.W.Wise/Pal'of
Coast Ship Bandit
MARSHAL ARRESTS:
SPECIAL OFFICER
Auto "Cop," Promptly Released,
Captures Several Speeding
; Chauffeurs in Marin
[Special Dhpaich to The Call]
ROSS. Aug. 22.— Oscar Emerald, 1 the
special' officer appointed by th,e Marin
county board, of- supervisors to arrest
autpmobilists.^ experienced the most
sensational day in his busy career Sun
da >'- i«' £ -V'S< \u25a0' , \
lie. invaded the exclusive community
of Ross and was . severely lectured
when he halted Dr. F. J. Hund. ' An
altereatfoh' <vlth* George Ryan,, the
local deputy town, marshal, followed,
Ryan resenting. Emerald's, presence .in
the village. Doctor Ilund's auto was
then pressed into- service byrßyan to
summon the town marshal, 11. C. Rodg
ers, who placed the supervisors' special
officer under arrest. Then^ Rodgers
sought the advice -of his attorney and,
finding he'^rad ovc-Vstepped his vauthor
ity.in arresting. Emerald, released him
Emerald then 'arrested Carl Bach/ the
scion ot an* old and prominent Ross
family, who. according to the testi
mony of the officer, traveled at a 32
miles an ' hour pace. Mrs. Bach, who
is a member of the Burlingame set,
was with her husband. Bach will pay
a-fine of $10.
Following close on • the ' heels of
Bach's machine sped another," occupied
by 11. I).' Byrne, who is connected with
a belting- and packing firm at 565-567
Mission street, San Francisco.- Byrne
disregarded the signal given him by
Emerald to stop, so the "officer gave
chase in another auto driven by. a man
who said that Byrne had forced him 'to
run into the ditch, at San Anselnio. For
four miles the pursuit went on merrily.
The pursuer and" pursued whizzed mer
rily through Fourth street at San Ra
fael with the speed of an express train,
but near the Union depot Emerald
overtook his quarry. < , "' \u0084.
When arrested Byrner explained- that
he^simply could not stop,- as lie was on
his way to telegraph to San Francisco
concerning the severe * illness of . a
friend.' Justice W. FVMagee will hear
his caset ' .'
Returning toward \u2666 San Anselmo.^ the
special officer caught *B. •\u25a0 FV Emery., pf
San Rafael and charged/ him with
speeding. » , -, ' . ;: \u25a0--
A. J. Dibblee, Rodgers' attorney.Tre
quested Supervisor Al." Burke"; to .sta
tion Emerald* at Kentfleldr instead; of
Ross and, leave speeding' autolstsstb^ the
local officers. "This Burke .' ; .rcf Uß4d»j,t~o
do. referring Dibblee':to"District"Attor,
ney Eoy<L Iy^S^BaBSS^BSBSSS^
SAN FRANGISC# TOT
FIRE FIGHTERS
PERISH IN THE
FOREST FLAMES
Horrors of the Vast Conflagra»
tions in the North Not
Half Told
Women and Children Sent Away
From Stricken Town of
Wallace
Part of the Tahoe Reservation
" in This State /Threatened
With Destruction .
General Status of
The Forest Fires
POKTLAXD, Aiir. 22.— With
o\er 50 people certainly v dead,
>vitb 100 or morr mUMDK and a
lint of Injured that tvIII approxi
mate 200; iitlh bnlf tht town of
Wallatr swept cleiin, and 'the
pOHslbllHy tbnt two or three
more »o«ni« in the district have
suffered complete destruction;
>vi(h half a dozen or more urn all
town* and <^villagW werlouiHly
threatened., and the Inhabitant*
hurrying- to the numbering of
thousandn to plat-ex of ttafcty,
the Pacific norlhivr>( foront fire
Mltuatlon Im niomt acute in the
Cover d'Alene district of JVortli
cru Idaho. . .
Itrportn from other parts of
the northwest arc of 'less di»
couniKlng nature. «
The new flren that have aprons
up durine the pn«t 24 hours have
not no fur proved- serious.
A report- that theColvlUe fire
hi eaatern U'nwhiuKton . had
broken out again with renewed
cnerg-y does not seem *' to be
bourne out by the facts.
In . eastern OreK«n, between
Baker City and La Graude, there
are several flres which are doing:
serious \u25a0 damage to live timber.
The flres , in "the neighborhood of
Grants - Pawn, pre., : . which - be
caine-decidedly threateninis Sun
day evfnlnjfi are' for the time be
ing: . under -control.
The . situation |In the Crater
Lake. reserve, and the Mount Mt-
Loushlin on the \u25a0 ex
treme southern edge ' of Oregon,
appears- to be. unchanged. -,•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-'\u25a0 \u25a0'\u25a0-'\u25a0
In the vicinity of Medford and
Ashland, Ore.', the : flres 'are 'less
menacing,' only because there is'
no wind.
. The- associate forester at Port
land has notified the forest serv
ice In Washington that the-Cra
ter reserve and- Medford flres are
known' to have. been, of . lncen
illarr origin and that new flres
are bclng'set constantly.
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug^22. — Specials
to. the Spokesman-Review tonight
from the forest fire zone accentu
ate the horrors of the situation and in
dicate that the number of fatalltles-is
hourly increasing.
News comes, from Wardner, Idaho,
that F. M. Bedell of Kellogg, foreman
of a crew'of 70 men- under. Rangers
Pulaski and Lewis ,on the Big creek
fire, was brought home last night in
an almost blind His' arms,
hands and face- are badly blistered and
show the marks of his desperate fight
for life.- "'A;r-v\r.*.- ,;•
This crew was- working on- the east
side of the tire in the. Big Creek basin.
Their position became untenable, and
under the leadership .of,, the rangers
they scrambled." in-the dim, light of .the
fire to the crest of the ridge, expecting
to pass over to -Placer creek and out
by way of Wallace. On gaining -the
divide they were confronted by another
fire on. the Placer side.
Hemmed in; by- Fire.
Seeing. that their position. was prac
tically hopeless, the men broke ,f/n a
wild 'stampede for the /creek bottom
below. Bedell and seven others reached
the creek.and continued- down stream
and sought refuge in the' tunnel,' in
which six were 'suffocated.
He lays that he did not" know many
of the men, of the crew, but. is sure
that H. J. Hennis, H. S. Smith and-Will
Cameron, all' of ' Wardner, are'; dead.
Hennis has "relatives in^Genesee, Idaho.
Cameron is. a nephew of J. B. Moore, of
Kellogg, Nothing is" known ,of any
relatives of Smith.' .
Six Bodies Found
. From St. Joe. 'Idaho, word has /been
received that six unidentified- bodies" of
the: fire patrol ' gang of -25 nien -, have
been- found dead in Elk Prairie and
AWery. Thev-other 20. are-mlssing and
probably/ will never be found.
The , fires . are raging, between St.
Maries and St. Joe and have reached; a
point six miles west of St. Joe. ;. The
wind Is blowing ' hard and Ihe fire. Is
gaining and immense, cinders
are falling in the streets of St. Joe.
The fires are more; than a mile wide
and are- raging on both sides - of : the
river. The; whole' country-north of' St.
Joe..oVerjthe*diyfde,arid.ln iiature creek
vicinity is ablaze. •'\u25a0. y • *. •..
• A number of 'homesteaders.^unable. to
make their J way out over th«-prairle
to Lane, 'lda Ho, were compejledjjto re
trace their steps and go to St^Joe, by
a southerly : route Voverj* the. -divide. '
So • exhausted .were- : some ;of : the
Co nt In tied on Pace, 7, Column 2
Western Pacific Dream Realized
Pioneer Train Reaches Sea board
Michael Bo^le- locomotive engineer; and G. £\u0084 Putnam, fireman, -who brought-the first Western Pacific traininto
»,-]', Oakland yesterday afternoon:' j;;': ir • ...»-»\u25a0 : 'i'^'Ut- :\u25a0 \u25a0 \ $?£:&.
GIRL WANDERER
IS SHOT BY BOY
Army Officer's Son ; \u25a0 Mistake^
Her for Pheasant atfd^ln» M
Iflicts Serious Wound I ;;
[Special Diipalch to' 4 The Call]
TACOMA, Wash-, ' Aug. • 22.— P>nnie
Sturgis. 16. years' old, of Olympia, 'was
'- i • -\u25a0.: 'j ;'.%\u25a0 -,i - \u25a0-\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0- n •.; \ j
seriously wounded this morning .near
American La,ke<army camp, by a .22
caliber rifle bal fired by Paul "vv'.^Bedk
Jr., 13 year oldsoh'.of Lieutenant Paul
W. Beck, of Company. X, signal corps.
The .ball pierced.* her. left .forearm \and
entered the abdomen. •, She underwent
an operation this afternoon at ' St. 'Jo
soph's hospital. "' \ \u25a0' , ... j
. Young Beck :and ."Rud", Rogers, . 15
year old ; son .of Lieutenant ", Colonel
James Rogers, First infantry, .'\u25a0] were
hunting; pheasants \ and ~ grouse. They,'
had gone -100 i yards back brigade
headquarters when Beck observed brush 5
moving behind a log. . Raising^ his rifle,'
he fired. . With'-a^shriek the/girl fell'
backward. - 'Young- 'Rogers \u25a0* was 'too
frightened to.mbve.lbut Beck dashed ; bff
for. camp. '..]\,; "y 4 -:. ' '.. J '. '- \u25a0\u25a0"'/\u25a0'-\u25a0 ' ~'\
Captain -F.. ; B..;Sropford« immediately,
sent.' his~ men, \u25a0 who / found ' the-;irtjured:
girl! r Lieutenant :Colonel;.R.^C.
and' Major Effj L.'^lunspn 1 of^the^medlcalf
corps .administered ithc_V first . aid.- " ; An;
ambulance •from'; field' headciuarters ; ,ar-'
rived- and tliV injured, girl was taken to;
a hospital.. h •*.•- '- •-. \-- ? .'\u25a0>.. \u25a0w - '•\u25a0 \
, ; When*, 'questioned, the . girl ' sald'rrshe
was' tlie stepdaughter \u25a0of* J. C. Roberts
of ';'6rympia,' ; who"' is> connected - with"
thej Olyrn*p'ia :; marble '.works. \u0084 She .has
been, away .•; froni> ; . home \u25a0 seevral. .days.
When f ound she was' lying on two '.blan'-'
. ketsJ. ". There '..was a. pillow;' and 'hand
mirror ;near.-by.. :'j \.r,- .'\u25a0:'. -•' i\-<t -. • :
Tt< lsV believed' that she, had" spent 2 the,
night' in ',tKe"..woods..; The .girl 'is",un
usually large : for, her age. \u25a0. . -, f
APPLEiSHOWfMAY/BE ' /
; ' AN ANNUAU AFFAIR
Sebastopol- Proposes !_Project*to;
.".* Incorporate', for Purpose . ,
[ S pedal- Dhpatch'. to The. Call]!,, \u0084: ,":'"
SKBASTOPOL7Aug:: : 22.— The' success
of' the' Sevastopol "Gravenstein - apple
show..here the, first of. the month', was
so" Rreat that the. promoters- have Ide-;
cided It, would be wise to' lncorporate'
and^glve a showman nually. : For, the - pur
pose of! considering^ the matter, 'asNveli
as* that of erecting'a suitable pavilion:
for. housing 1 .the' show," and; alsodevel
oping "new. markets for the Gold fridge
pr6ducts,*:a .mass' meeting /'has. <be"en
called for Thursday 'evening:. Septem
ber.'ll 'It is ' proposed, to incorporate
/with', : 99 50.5 0.0 00 Icapital,1 capital, which, shaii^be' di-i
vlded into 4o,ooo shares at-|s'.par;-value.
Many \ o f t he , large :• producers haye \u25a0• slgr*
• nifled their ?. intention' lot - backing/the
enterprise -financially, and Sit is believed
.'that'.itvwiilVbV a'' matter of little t'trou
ble'to'dispose of the; stock at par.
ELMURST TO GET
FIRE PROTECTION
Oakland^ Council -^Passes ah
to Erei:t;s 13^000 |
i \u25a0;.\u25a0; Biiildingior^ Citizens J
\u25a0 OAKLAND^ Aug.* 22i— The'rcity < wilt
provide' fire' protection' for / the*"Elm
hurst'artnex^d "district \by winter, 1 the
council ..passing.under). under)' suspensionj, of
the rules'. tonight.i-ahi ordinance to;ap
pfopriate $1 3,000" for a firehbuse. ;^Th"e
building will be erectVd, in alot. deeded
\u25a0tO'.the;city, : ; by;the.'Citizens.of.'JElmhurst.
.Mayor " Frank* K.-"Mott advised -the
council to 'make; the appropriation. ".He
said th§t.the'.board.of, works}, wouldfse
lect ;an architect; and. :have vthe-^place
'ready \u25a0' by - the* time the \u25a0ordinance? be-;
comes, effective.. ,'•;" r ...,-' ' ,;, \u0084> j
•. : .VThejpeQple;ofYElmhurst .are .with
out protection ; how,"' said ' the' mayor,
"and ,;iriasmuch'^as 4 -they,' have 'provided
a v lot,j we; are ; morally. ( bound ; tp build
the firehouse. The board'^of 1 * public
works will equipthe company/with ' ap-"
paratus,: so \u0084 that - -within . a .very few
•.months,' Elmhust will be -properly :pro
'tecfed.* \u25a0\u25a0••"-•'\u25a0'. ' ' i -'"-" \V^;.' - :.
.-"The jwater . 'company # will, install -hy
drants* in.' the.- district 1 at- once.", I > ' , ';
WARRANTS XKJT'FOR FOUR ;
EMPLOYES
Shopmen ;Ch ifrged \u25a0'\u25a0'. With " Dis
' turb ing^fhViP.eace "'\u25a0':'\u25a0 ' ' i
[Special Dispatch [to The \ Call] C. ".,", .~, '*\u25a0\u25a0 . !
' SACRA^MBNTO,^ Aug.' 1 \u25a0\u25a0 22.— Warrants'
.were. sworn;-out ;'.today i against
Pardee.. John Garvey,.!RlehardNßoei and;
•John -Doe, "* employes", of '\u25a0'the' 1 locallrrail-'
.road v_ shops', 'McClure, • who
charged '.'theiri .with*' disturbing, r . the.
peace.Vv McClure 'claims,ithe\'four.;rang^
•up ;- : his" house,' \u25a0 'asking for Jr'a *' young
woman 'who jvas 'atgue t st'.the're.* f ;THeIr.
P r hon e ; cal 1 s vbecame >[s oA pe rsl st e n t' r that \u25a0
McClure's '*\u25a0 19 1 year; old j son j finally ( : an
swered ahd hot; words 'passed'^ over; the',
.wires. .A % '(ewV minutes j'later^the)Vfouri
.wooers, appeared -at. the ? McClure;h6me;
Peeking i revenge^ arid \ ' ;. threatened'. \: to'
whip the' whole; family,'^ It-Is'' said.- f'z;\p
;, . ... <;< . j- f : \u25a0\u25a0:'''»\u25a0 ''-» t ;•- .? i , i,. ti \u25a0 i\ . : l
MbXHERIJNII^W^ISSUE\;--C ; ;;;i
iNybiybfetECoMPilAiNT;
H usband ", Wanted MoUierJWaU- ;
* cd-Onl SaysVNVife ' '}:
I { Theresa/V B. .Raynaud,';'. raised 1 ., the
mother: in Jlawi issue \u25a0 in* aVdlvorce * 5 com
plaint"filed yesterday, against 'i ßenjamin'
C.\ Ray naud.l v She 1 asser.ted ; has
b^en -"scolded -by'-. her.:j ; husband^"and'
charged . with ' not .properly .tfeatlngTand:
.waiting" i upon- 'his:' mother,
their.s hdme^'yMrs.'J Raynaud ? also ;com- ;
plains\vthat 'the "defendant^ had. pointed
a loaded' revolvecat her, and sxld she is
in fear;6f.Uier/Hfe.^V -! 'v-'vvr V-? " ; ? : V. "^ '-: I
, V >t Lulu 'E.>Hagrerty >was.:granted;"a -dl-I
, vbrce i byi'Judge ro'm| Lawrence '
W.'.'Hagerty'.on'-thej'groundtof \ willful'
neglect; l^Jh'^i''-^' ' \u25a0: "-'•\u25a0.''• r ' : /;.-_^-;-.-'T.-K- S
• Suits. for: divorce were" begun 'yester-:
dayiby : V.;",.; , \u0084 v ;>/>,*. './\u25a0 ' *\u25a0 v 'U Ii \u25a0'.:"<
'- 'Josephine ', Arguello. ; i against)- TJulluß'
.ArgueHo.l willful, neglect. .', "..* :."I^.. ;
i* * Orrin v*l* <Ny e .{ against *• Catherine .> A:i
: Nye,' desertion: -v?.; , * \u25a0}-*' 'M- f \f^ r V.>>^«» W,
•'.-Joseph^.W.TiWllliamsvagainst^lda.r'M.'
•Wllllams.Vdesertion. ' < r ./•':' j
THE WITHER u/>u />
YESTERDAY— Maximum S&nfaGttiTizJj/j,
? minimum. 52. \\ v "*M /V"v
FORECAST FOR TOtA^^-Fair; nfeTm
. : in- forenoon; light north^^Tumd^j changing . fo
AT long range there does not
seem to be reason or excuse
for emotion in the arrival of a
dusty passenger train in a community
already touched by two big transcon
tinental lines, but I, who have seen
a few things to stir the- heart and
moisten the eyes, do not expect soon
to witness another such thrilling out
rush of sentiment as I saw, heard and
felt yesterday all the 200 miles from
iOroville to Oakland while the West
.em Pacific dream- was coming,truc — not until our ownn war eagles are loosed
again arid our own kithand kin bring back their battle stained colors in honor
jarid; the ;pride ; of victory. =v
It was a svvift moving picture of inspiration and uplift, a triumph of peace
; and. progress, tha, completion of. a hard "won conquest over time and distance,
[the 4 celebration of mountains. mastered and de3erts defied. Best of all, per
haps, .'was the fact" gloriously proved and made magnificently manifest, that
ribbon 'which runs from San Francisco to. Salt Lake is wour.u
•about -the .hearts of a half million people. Yesterday I would rather have
.been '.Schlacks or,- Levey or Lomax or Virgil Bogue than anybody in all the
WONDERFUL CLIMAX . - 7 --
• -What happened at Oaklandyestcrday was the logical and yet unexpected
climax" of "the remarkable demonstration that began Sunday morning high up
in f the \u25a0 Sierra." .Whoever saw. that mountain rancher of the Beckwith pass
render his; shotgun, salute to 'the, first passenger train of the new overland
line should have-foretold the tremendous finale. None of us on the special did.
We uriderguessed. crowds by. thousands and ; the spirit and temper of these
by. volumes. . Naturally, the men who built and are running this new
commercial enterprise aarte t bidders for the favor of the public they seek to
iserve. -If -that/memorable. run in from the San Joaquin to the Oaklan dter
minus.means' anything at all they have it — have more of it than they will
know, what to do with. . \ ... . •
."rNothin'g^like -the' Western^ Pacific experience of yesterday ever happened
before. .-: Nothing like'it; is set: down in railroad history- You can get turgid
'speeches; and' solemn resolutions indorsing new enterprises of almost any
respectablej'sortjbut.you can't turn out the people, old and young, rich and
po6r, : frilled"and plain', of .territory big enough for a European principality to
whoop, it-up; for, another of several railroads unless }-ou can convince them that
it'is'anothcrkind'of-a railroad. "You can't manufacture to order any such 200
miles'of sentiment, as greeted -the Western Pacific yesterday.
ROUTINE WORK BEGUN
f ;. : Alreacly. the' Western i Pacific "has settled down to the prosaic and exacting
of* getting .one^through train a day delivered on schedule rime in
;Salt L'ake^and^one.intSan'Francisco, with a profitable number of passengers
aboard," besides the* other, business of getting and hauling as much freight as
•possible." 'Its managers 'will,' however, not quickly forget their exciting and
sentimental .yesterday -''-^
Vv^'Possibly>the: explanation 1 of some part of yesterday's demonstration is
?to^pe^p^ndjin^jrhatj might Ibe1 be .termed the commercial insurgency of the new
railroad.' s ;' lt] proclaims, itself independent and promises what it asks — a, square
"deal. ''lr'says; that- it -hasnbthing 'and wants nothing to do with the govern-
itiholdsVo: be the business. Quite frankly it declare?
-thafit'is'not- here. to 'cut rates or-'to grab what any other, road has got, but
'thVt(it"is.onthejrailrpad map r fo'r the purpose of making and getting business
; ofitsiown,\ treating oncl patron! with as much consideration as another and
\u25a0all;of;thc 4 m f ( with. fairness.. '.' •
<li: :'.-»i TJie'-pcople! who know.. about the Weitcrn Pacific believe in it— believe
\u25a0 that^it^sfrijkes 'a^ new. note and ; marks the beginning of a new era in the
'transportation" industry. The. many housands who/waved flags, handkerchiefs.
aprons"ahd'dish:.cjloths-yesterday..from Oroville to Oakland were evidence ot
K atjieast. , While. it keeps its early promises it should be entitled
to expect continuance of. the good. will it now enjoys in such brimful measure.
VfMkVA:NDiBESipE HERSELF
With*jan^acciaim,' riotous, unrestrained arid unrestrainable, Oakland gave
welcome yesterday.to the first VVcstern Pacific passenger train to enter within
its. gates:^Thousands ,banked',on..thousands of men and women and children,
fillingjtherstTeets,-crpwdingjthe inclosed places, dotting the roofs, screamed
andiyeljed'in wild; frenzy, of delight: From factory' and workshop there burst
; shrill xhofus 'of raucous. Avhistling. Bands blared, bells pealed, gongs clanged.
: And^across.the'tracks there" wedged and squirmed and stamped and shouted
ajpack'of ".humanity. which, regardless of the hot sun or the clouds of dust
flyingMntoHHeif^faces, waited VitH 'waving arms as the slowly moving engine
bore-down updn r them,' coming^toa halt within, a few feet of the front rank.
_ :.-Parade : arid there .were, and pomp there ought to have been;
but: program; arranged by- hunian;mind could^not stand against the heaving,
pushirigfarid'recklessly joyous crowd. Therefore the pomp vanished. Speeches
were loit.'in din,^eloquence in uproar. The~parade which should have paraded
before^the _.grandstand: 'for, tlie^edification of the visitors nosed itself gingerly
against Jthcfh'eaving,; howling:', throng, wavered irresolutely and came to a
d^d^'halt* :The-.pblice v lines snapped- like 'threads and the thousands threw
.therpselyes\tp the! spot-under' the arch to pat the iron flanks of the
panting 1 engine?--^ They* decked, its glistening, shining front with garlands.
?Thcy/pitcKed roses f oni its hot They clambered to the coal bunkexs,
PRICE FTVE GENTS.
CALIFORNIA
THRILLS AT
TRIUMPHAL
ENTRY
Conquest of Time and Distance
Completed Amid Inspiring
Scenes of Statewide
Rejoicing
NEW STEEL RIBBON IS
ENTWJNED WITH HEARTS
Insurgent Railroad's Coming Is
Greeted by Uneqnaled
Demonstration of
Enthusiasm
OAKLAND CELEBRATION
IS DRAMATIC CLIMAX
ERNEST S. SIMPSON

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