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The San Francisco call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, January 29, 1913, Image 2

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Fifield and Acme Escape Un
damaged When Latter
Fails to Respond to
Continued From Pnjre 1
the fogs and the interrupting calls
from other vessels.
When they reached the point where
the ship lay pounding on the rocks the
sea was running high and it was im
possible to send a boat near the ship.
The fog -till hung* over the sea and
shore like a heavy black robe. In the
ronr of the surf it was impossible to
hold conversation with those on
Four times Cautain Hunt shot a line
in the direction of the Samoa, but the
cable either overshot its mark or was
missed by the listing craft. When the
line had been successfully attached,
after further attempts, the crew were
brought ashore by a breeches buoy.
Captain Olsen was the last man to
leave the ship.
For a time after the ship went ashore
it was believed that it might be pos
sible to save the steamer, but as the
fog lifted the position of the vessel was
disclosed with the seas washing over
it and rocking it relentlessly against
the craggy, broken coast. The cargo,
consisting of 375,000 feet of lumber,
valued at $100,000, was seen pulling at
the ropes that held it to the deck and
threatening with its great weight to
cast itself into the boiling waters. Al
though all hope of saving the steamer
was abandoned early in the day, an at
tempt will be made to save as much
of the cargo as possible.
The revenue cutter McCulloch was
advised of the danger by wire and
speeded from its moorings at Sausalito
to the scene of the wreck. By the time
it had arrived, however. Captain Hunt
and his crew had succeeded in taking
the men off the sinking ship and plac
ing them safely/in the lighthouse.
Of the speed and heroism of the life
savers, much was later sa!o by the
rescued men.
Captain Hunt was assisted by John
Olsen, A. Andrees and Christopher Ber
nard, and they labored from dawn to
noon without rest or respite, baffled by
the blinding fog and battered from
their positions by the swell of the sea.
Captain Hunt provided his party with
warm clothes and something to eat and
kept them for the night in his quarters.
Today the McCullough will again make
the trip to Point Reyes and bring the
captain and crew to this city.
The Samoa is owned by the Caspar
Lumber company, of which Mrs. Abbie
Krebs is president and active manager.
She is the only woman lumber magnate
in this city and gained considerable
prominence through her activities In
obtaining a vote for women in the state
and being one of the managers of the
Taft campaign.
The Samoa was built at the Fulton
Iron works in IS9S and if* a woods/n
vessel of 237 net tons register. Cap
tain Christopher J. Olsen, the skipper,
has been in command since she went
into commission. The Samoa was
bound from Caspar for this port with
575,000 feet of lumber. The Caspar
Lumber company carries its own in
Tugs and Lighters Rushed to Relief of
Sea Battered Santa Maria of
the I nlon Company
SEATTLE, Jan. 28.—With a crew of
30 aboard, the Union oil tanker Santa
Maria, bound for this city from Port
Harford, ran ashore at Partridge point
on "Widney island in a dense fog.
Tugs and lighters have gone to her
relief. It is expected that she will be
pulled oft at high tide tomorrow after
some of the cargo has been removed.
An attempt will be made tonight, but
as the steamer went aground at ex
treme high tide today, it is believed
that she will be obliged to wait for a
similar tide tomorrow.
A wireless message from the Santa
Maria tonight said it would be neces
sary to lighter 5,000 barrels of oil
before the vessel could be floated. The
Santa Maria has a cargo of 52,560 bar
rels of oil. The tug Tyee and the life
saving steamer Snohomleh are stand
ing by the grounded tanker, which is
resting on an even keel in smooth
water and is believed to be undamaged.
May Be Floated Today
According to reports received by the
marine department of the Merchants'
exchange last night, no loss of life oc
curred when the Santa Maria struck.
At the time of the accident the vessel
was under way in the dense fog which
shrouded the entire coast.
Later advices say it is expected that
the stranded ship will be floated early
this morning, owing to the fact that
she is resting on a Arm sandy bottom
and to the absence of wind or a heavy
Ferry Boat Lookont Looks aad City
Jail \oh Holds Four
More Pickpockets
The forward lookout on a Sausalito
ferry boat saw a man throw a purse
into the bay yesterday afternoon on
one of the trips to Sausalito. He was
surprised and watched him. A few
seconds later the man threw a second
Then he was joined by three other
men and several more purses were
tossed over the side.
The lookout called the second mate.
They seized the four men.
Several hours later Detective Ser
geants Dan Driscoll and Arthur Mc-
Quade, who had been called, recog
nized the men as notorious pick
pockets. Money and valuables to the
amount of $200 taken from the purses
thrown overboard were found on tbe
They were Dan Bailey, Benjamin
Fields, James Clarkson, alias Tolllver,
and F. Crawford.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.—President
Taft bade social farewell to members
of the senate and house of representa
tives at the White House today. The
occasion was the final reception of the
Taft administration In honor of con
gress. The White House was thronged
with senators and representatives with
their ladies and other invited guests.
The president, with Mrs. Taft at his
side, was assisted in receiving by the
ladies of the cabinet. Dancing in the
east room followed the reception. Only
one more reception will be given by
the president and Mrs. Taft, that to the
army and navy February 4. fc
"Millionaire for Day" Out
McDevitt Plans Own Shaft
+ ♦■
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
John J. McDevttt, who went
broke playing "millionaire" for
a day, has petitioned the city
counell for a nubile «lte on which
to erect and dedicate a monu
ment to himself. The "one day
millionaire" asks that a public
wite be set aside for his service
and he promise* to have a cost
ly monument unveiled with ap
propriate exercises. He states
that he will be the principal
speaker at *be services, provide
his own band and deliver a
speech that will go down as a
Senate Bill No. 412 Comes to
Relief of Ranchmen on
East Slope of Sierra
Continned From Page 1
completion by senate bill No. 413- Un
der the present status of affairs it
would seem that Nevada citizens can
come across the line and take our own
water away from us without redress.
"But an addendum to the court's
ruling was overlooked by our neighbors
to the east. This minor and obscure
clause holds that it lies within the
power of California to lay down the
rules of the game. The disputed rights
must be adjudicated in Nevada, It Is
true, but California can pass any law
she sees fit to protect the traditional
rights of her own qitizens.
"The vast importance of enacting
such a law needs no comment. We
should be g-ullty of the height of folly
in neglecting to avail ourselves of the
court's ruling. It would mean ruin to
the whole eastern slope of the Sierras.
At present most of the water from our
easterly streams flows into great sinks
in the Nevada desert, where it does no
man any good. To say that such shall
be its fate forever instead of develop
ing the growing agriculture of the
eastern slope would be simple madness.
That,is what would follow if we neglect
to pass the indicated legislation be
fore the Nevada courts have passed
upon the disputed water.
"The outburst of angry recrimina
tion from across the line would seem
somewhat inconsistent, inasmuch as the
Nevedans have been working with
might and main to force us into pre
cisely the situation against which they
now protest. When the supreme court
apparently delivered us over to be
'spoiled by the Amelikites,' Nevada was
Immensely complacent. Now that a bill
is introduced to put the shoe on the
other foot they make a terrific out
"This bill should meet the approval
of the progressives, as it seems to an
swer fully the motto of Governor John
son, "California for Ours."
Tom McLain Has Narrow Escape From
Death While Engaged In
L«fty Picture Taking
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 28 Tom Mc-
Lain. an aeronaut, had a remarkable
escape from a balloon which hit the
pinnacle of Mount Wilson, 5,000 feet
up, and sent him sprawling on the
rocks just below the crest of the
McLain was assisting in taking pan
oramic photographs from a captive
balloon. While adjustments were be
ing made the leash slipped and the
balloon leaped upward with McLain
dangling in the web. The bag struck
the side of Mount Wilson 20 feet below
its crest, the Impact extricating Mc-
Lain from the ropes that entangled
The balloon continued to soar and
has not yet been found.
Myers Ranch Sold and New Subdivision
Is Planned „
(SpeHal niupiitrii io The Call)
CHICO. Jan. 28.—The F. M. Myers
ranch in Tehama county, on Toms
creek, has been sold to C. E. and L. A.
Urquhart of Chioo for $10,000. The
new owners will engage In stock rais
ing and farming on an extensive scale.
As an indication of the activity of
realty in this section the starting of
another big subdivision near Chlco is
noted, capitalists from South Dakota
taking over 15,000 acres for the pur
pose. Representatives of this syndicate
will be here tomorrow to close the
Because of the
Reductions of
15 to 20%
On Our Made-to-Order
Many of these Suitings are good
for all the year 'round wear.
Order NOW
We'll make good, as always.
Union made in our own shop.
Running Through to Geary
Bribe Trial Delayed a Day
While New Venire Is
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 28.—The jury to
try Clarence S. Darrow for bribing a
McXamara juror was completed today,
but before adjournment there were
fewer men in the box than when the
morning session began, and the trial
again went over for a day to allow
the gathering of a fifth special venire.
An unexpected attack was made on
Juror George C. Robins, who took the
final oath last week, and when Judge
Conley refused to excuse him for
cause the prosecution dismissed him
on a peremptory challenge which the
defense strenuously resisted.
Assistant District Attorney Ford as
serted that Robins had expressed an
opinion that the second trial of the
former chief counsel for the McNa
maras was an unwarranted waste of
the county's funds and an effort to
"break" Darrow.
Robins denied having expressed any
such opinion and the witnesses called
by the prosecution to support the alle
gation failed to produce proof.
The defense finally used a peremptory
challenge on John Farley, the age
civil war veteran whose disqualifica
tion was sought early last week be
cause of alleged mental and physical
disqualifications. George C. Hempel, a
Lankershlm fruit grower, was tem
porarily accepted by both sides today.
The trial will be resumed at 10 o'clock
Thursday morning.
Piles, diseases of the lower bowel.
Dr. Reeves. 830 Market. S. F.—Advt.
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been some shooting over a showdown
like that."
"Texas has a, fairly good reputation
for such things, too," returned Mr. Mc
In the manufacture of the deck two
aces had been slipped in instead of
other cards, for there were only 62
cards in it.
The players were "sports" and di
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Chihuahua Man Arrested In New York
Will Be Seat to Texas to
Face Indictment
NEW YORK, Jan. 2S.—Miguel Garza
Aldape, a civil engineer of Chihuahua,
Mex., said to be a prominent Mexican
revolutionist, was arrested in New
York today by an agent of the depart
ment of justice on a charge of violating
the neutrality laws by shipping arms
into Mexico over the Texas border.
Aldape was indicted with others In San
Antonio January 9.
Aldape was arraigned before Judge
Mayer of the federal district court, who
directed that he be locked up for the
night. He will be arraigned tomorrow
before United States Commissioner
Shields for examination In proceedings
for his removal to Texas.
Waves Utilized to Shape
Breakwater Protecting
East Gate of Ditch
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.—Instead of
being discouraged by the heavy seas
pounding the Atlantic approach to the
Panama canal, engineers under Colonel
George W. Goethals have harnessed
the tides and are making them aid in
advancing the work, according to ad
vices from the canal zone today.
The sea is assisting materially In
shaping the giant breakwater that will
guard the Atlantic entrance to the
canal by beating the seaward slope of
the trestle work Into the angle desired
by the engineers.
The trestles, extending 11,700 feet
from the shore, are now completed and
the work of filling them with heavy
rock is proceeding rapidly.
Proposing guards against a land at
tack upon the rear of the great forti
fication to be erected at the Panama
canal, as well as to protect the locks,
dams and the line of the canal itself,
from an enemy who might land above
or below the protected zone of the sea
coast fortifications, a report has been
submitted General Wood, chief of
staff, by a special army board just re
turned from the isthmus.
The board prepared an elaborate
scheme of land defense, Involving con
struction of roads and provision for
the rapid movement of troops" to any
threatened point. Details of the project
are withheld from publicity, but as
soon as the report has been approved
by the general staff orders will be sent
to the zone to begin its execution so
that the land defenses will be in per
fect condition by the time the canal
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