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Flsbesi Tempera hi re Yesterday. 70. Lowest' Ttse*.
day Mfbt. se. For details of the Weather See Page IS.
. Money in Bank
- The individual deposits in 548 state.banks. in
California on June 30 •were $561,921,694. an : -
INCREASE OF $38,975,718 over same period
VOLUME 114.— 40.
Muir Woods Reached by Flames; Cottages Are Destroyed
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Speaker Appoints Commit
tee of Seven Which Is
Given Authority to Inves
tigate Influence of All
Sorts Brought to Bear on
the Members of Congress
Resolution Provides for
Counsel to Conduct Ex
amination of Witnesses —
Prospects for Mor. . arch
ing Probe in His*" - " — Na
tional Association in Case
vesiigation "f extraordinary scope was
authorized by th« today to sup
plement th»- probe already un
der way. V.'itli the passage of the
Henry investigation resolution a spe
rial committee: of sev<>n members was
appointed by Speaker Clark, with Rep
resentative Carrett oT Tennessee as
chairman. Th? committ~e*will meet to
- .' . ■ • ,-. ■
mcrrov; to make plans for immediate
action, and hearings will begin Mon
day next. ~ ;. • ~■ _, j■" ■"- v .-_ 'i;
While iii» 'h-oase -invo?lig
prompted .largely, by the allegation of
Colonel-.M:. MV Mnlhali regarding the
legislative-activities of the National
Association of Manufacturers, the reso
lution as finally adopted so enlarged
the scope of the Inquiry that all efforts i
to control members of the house or
to Influence legislation by any person
or organization -will be subject to the
inquisitorial power of the committee. •
< \i.iion\iv\ OX COMMITTETC"
The speaker appointed with Chalr>
man - Garrett of Tennessee, Repre
sentatives CHne of . Indiana. Russell
of Missouri, Roddenberg of Georgia,
democrats; Willis of Ohio and Staf
ford of Wisconsin, republicans, and i
Xolan of California, progressive.
P.«rresentatives ' 'line. Willis and j
Stafford ate out of town, and the chair- i
man tvired them tonight, asking them
to return at once.
The special senate committee today
» ontinued its inquiry into the activities
of lobbyists concerned with the sugar
and wool schedules of the tariff bill.
The committee has not yet begun its i
inquiry into the Mulhall charges, al
though all of the correspondence and
documents have been classified end ar- I
--■:'-' ' ■ '■•'•■:
ranged for use.
Many'of the witnesses involved re j
In Washington. Among them are sev
eral former members of congress and j
the officers of the National Association
of Manufacturers. The latter have
asked Senator Overman to call about
40 former and present members, of
' ongrees, among them former Speaker
Cannon, former Senator Aldrich, tan
ner Representative Watson of Indiana,
and others mentioned by Mulliall. These j
witnesses will be wanted both by the
senate and house committees.
«ii:*ni\«. to 4 HE PUBLIC
The resolution adopted by the house
!>i ovides that all cf the hearings of
the committee shall be open to the!
The fight against the resolution was
led by Representative pevy, who op
posed particularly the reinsertion of a
provision allowing the committee to
employ counsel. This was done by a
vote of 102 tO 104.
During the debate Representative
MeDormott of Illinois made a statement j
denouncing th- use of his name in the
Mulhall letters. : . -
"Sunday, June 29," he said,, "an
article appeared in the press of the I
country In which M. M. Mulhall ac- i
cused me of being in the pay of the
National Association of Manufactur
<-» This is unjust, an . outrageous
falsehood. I never received a cent
from anybody belonging to /this asso
ciation. I have .always cast my vote
on the side of labor, and my votes will
show this fact. I am willing- to let my
record speak for Itself with my people.
1 am ready to go before any committee
at any time, and trust this investiga
tion will be most thorough. The re
sults in my case will show a deep laid
conspiracy against me by Mulhall and
William Whitman of Boston, former,
president off the National Association
of Wool Manufacturers, was on the
stand most of the day before the sen
ate committee.!!!
20 Workmen With Soap and
Brushes Scrub Figure on '
Capitol Dome
I •'WASHINGTON, July - o.—Freedom/
I v.-hose figure surmounts the -dome of
the capitol," made her b'.ennial toilet
today. * . . . . . ' . .
- A score of husky .workmen clambered
i to the top of the dome and gave'Free-.'
'■ dom.a bath, using a heavy lather of;
castile soap and scrubbing: brushes to
remove the dust and grime that had
I accumulated on the face and figure of '
the lady of the capitol since her last
ablutions were performed in the sum
mer of 1 10. ■
The lady's jewelry will be replaced,
as.the-seven platinum tips which rur
| mount her head dress have been badly
1 damaged by lightning , bolts. Several
hundred dollars worth tof the precious
metal will adorn her brow and protect
i her from the elements.*
•Secretary of Naif Will Arrive in San
i Krani'lscu From Portland
July :ri
WASHINGTON, July — Secretary
Daniels announced today that he would
! leave Washington-Saturday night for a
i tour of inspection of Pacific navy yards
and stations. He will spend Sunday In
Chicago and be in Seattle July 16.
His itinerary then will be: • Tacoma.,
July 19;. Portland, July 20; San Fran
cisco, July 21; Los Angeles . and San
Diego, July 22.
Returning To San Francisco he will
visit the Mare island navy yard July 26.
On his , way east the secretary /.will
keep the following engagement , ; Spo
kane. July 29: Butte, - July , 30; I Salt
Lake City, July 31; Denver, August 1;
i Chicago. -v. An gust, ,V 5.'',; Hβ V>,wi 11 s ) reach'
; Washington 6. •*** «
"Walters, Cooks end Bar .Tender* Aek
Missouri Governor for Protection
ST. LOUTS, July —The striking
waiters, cooks and bar tenders tonight
sent a telegram to Governor Elliott W.
Major begging him to send a company
of militia iiere immediately to protect
them from assaults, by police. . The
square surrounding the Maryland hotel
i , ? Riled ith a howling mob and clashes
between"' the police and strikers are
hourly occurrences, providing excite
ment for thousands of spectators. •
■ •
Six Killed in Manila Railroad Accident
Belong: to Coast Artillery
WASHINGTON, July —The six sol
diers killed in Manila yesterday when
a flatcar jumped the track and over
turned were Privates Boyd Manes of
the quartermaster's corps, ~ Louis D.
Koenig. Klmer N'ertzinger, : John Paul,
Albert R. Wells and . George Hughes.
according to a dispatch received at the
war department today. . All belonged
to the Ninety-fifth company, J coast ar
tillery. ~' ;, ' ;
Condition I'oliot* in.~ Operulion for Ap
pendicitiN In Sntlsfactory .:.
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
OAKLAND, July 9. —Jack London, the
author, '.who was operated upon •in the
Merritt hospital for appendicitis, en
joyed another good day today, after
resting easily during the; night. His
condition is much improved ; and en
tirely satisfactory to Dr. W. S. Porter,
who is attending him. Mrs. London
visited with her husband today, but no
other visitors are ? allowed.
• 1
Atrtronomer at Santa Clara ,University
Photograph* Phenomena
SANTA CLARA, J uly9.—Prof. .1. A.
Newlin of the observatory of ! Santa
Clara university announced tonight that
a new" group of sun spots has appeared
on the solar surface and were first
noticeable today at latitude 24 degrees
north and on the thirtieth degree east
parallel. A photograph of the sun was
taken at noon.
lull Carload* ef'Slffra Are Sold for
$10,050; Average, $107
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
• CHICO, July The record price was
paid today for cattle in Butte county. .
Seven carloads of steers were shipped
from Durham to Seattle and the price
received by J. C, Mitchell for the con
signment, was 516,050. ■. The steers av
eraged $107 a head.
Proßreeslve Leader Introduce!*, Bill In
..- ; Congrn" : for Aid of ' Farmer* ,
; WASHINGTON, .Inly 9.—Representa
tive Hulings of Pennsylvania , intro
duced a progressive party bill today to
create federal farmers' loan associa
tions to make' loans on agricultural
lands. :
I "The People's Newspaper ,, y
Johnson Expected to Re
prieve I Condemned Men
; Until Signatures Can
Be Verified
j A vigorous it Is expected; a suc
cosful effort will be made today to in
duce Governor Johnson to reprieve the
murderers now - under sentence of I
, death until such time as the organiza
tion advocating the abolition; of capital
punishment shall have had time to
verify the many ..thousands. of signa
tures to its petition! and place the mat
ter squarely before the electorate of
I the. state,: in the form *of an initiative
: petition. .. - "* ~
only .six day* ago. th«»
anti-capital'punishment, league already.
. has obtained approximately 25,000 sig
! natures. But the names on the peti
tion must be verified before it can be
formally presented to the , governor. v
Meantime, there are several : men now
under the shadow of death for crimes
that they have committed, and two of
them are condemned to die tomorow.
Unless ! Governor Johnson listens to
the plea of : the anti-capital punish
ment advocates and reprieves them,
those two men will not benefit, even
if • the _-, people of the state ; declare
j against further legal killings.,'.:.' ,: -\."
, * v - Bey/ JoHn M. Jackson, one of th« di
ore of. !; <» 1.-ague, seated last night»
that vhft i i.nsidered that the 25,000
j naTnes Vl signed to the petition consti
, tuted- an index to the activity and
; earneetness of -tliose who are seeking
Ito •at an 'end forever to capital pun
ishment in California. : -■.': ■■'■■ '
, A thorough campaign to place • the
matter before , the electorate of. • • the
state has been outlined, but, he says,
it will be impossible to verify,'.all the
signatures before Friday., .
Governor Johnson is accordingly be
ing asked- to reprieve the condemned
criminals-for it* months. or such less
time as' "-ill enable the organization to
take all the -necessary legal- steps to
present the matter to the people in the
form of an initiative petition. . ;
The president of the Anti Capital Pun
ishment society is F. G. Athearn.B. Grant
Taylor is first vice president, while the
I other vice presidents include Mis. .1. ,W.
I Orr,' president of ■'•*' the Federated
Women's : »'!iii- of California; Jiidfje
Clayton Herrington;'.?.lrs. Jam. ■ F : ilis
Tucker.' pre.«idsrit ;of the San Francisco
Civic center; Mrs. William Keith and
Mis. Arthur Cornwall, editor of The
Woman Citizen,, v ; ;■ ■
The director's include Mrs. Ida Fin
.ney).-.': Ma'krille. ; president 'of , the
.Woman's. Progressive * league and di
'| .' rector of .th*>' Civi c .center"; Rev. John IC.
; I Jackson, pastor, of the'Harhilton Metho
j dist church; Rev. A. -Wesley-Mell, s=ec-
I retary ' of;, the.' "A lean ./Bible, society;'
; MissfAnita Whitney* arid a long list of
i;other prominent men and women: who
believe that the best-interests of Cali
fornia and of society in general .would
be subserved by putting an end to legal
I homicides. ,
Former San Francisco Offi
cial Prefers Death to Be
ing Burden V
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
; PAN JOSE, July 9. —In poverty and
with , prospects of a blind old age be
fore him, Christopher C Rogerman, a
former employe in the auditor's office
in San Francisco, and at one time
cashier of the Shasta; Bank of Redding,
ended his suffering this afternoon by
gas asphyxiation in his home in West
St. James .. street rather than -be --, a
burden on - his wife , and family.
Rogerman's health ' and sight ; had
been steadily.-failing ever since his ar
rival in -...San! Jose fabout four months
ago and he had been unable , ' to -work.
His '..wife- was recently compelled to
seek employment in a laundry, although
she had never done rough" work before,
and his eldest- daughter, Gertrude," also
did what she could to keep the wolf
from the door. .• . . ''■■.' -
' Brooding , -overhi? helplessness.,Hog-'
erman during the absence of Mrs. Rog
erman ; and 'Gertrude ■' this : afternoon
sent his two youngest.children to play
in a neighboring park. felt his way
with sightless eyes , into a.' bedroom,
inhere in spile of his blindness he
managed to close.all .apertures* and to
open the ..gas,; The ■ body . was found
late this afternoon by his .wife.'.' ' "
British Journalist Confirms
Reports of Balkan Mas
: sacres — Estimates
Dead at 1,500
LONDON, : July 10.—A corespondent
of the Daily Telegraph who.arrived fit
Xigrita Saturday morning ".'describes'" ,
the town as a reeking heap of -smolder- 1
ing ruins, and;confirms (the^report of
wholesale murders' and burnings com
mitted by the Bulgarians' in all the
villages around, ; as ; well- as * at Ni-grlta.
He estimates that J 1,500 poisons ? have
been killed in this manner. '■
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. The correspondent asserts that " the
" -, Continue*! on ; I'lisc 10, » oliimn 1 ■■
Murder of Political Chief
Stirs Popular Wrath in
Island Capital
HAVANA. July. ?.—Not since the
death ~ of. Maximo /Gomez .'have there
been such" widespread manifestations
.of % afrief:' as attended f; the announce
ment this morning , that :.General Ar
mando Kiva. chief Of the : national t>o
lice, had!} died 'during; the might. }The
body at noon ;was; >escorted .-.; to : 'the
eottnei] room of the national palace, 1
where ;it ?luj'. 'in;; state./ Thousands 1
passed through the chamber during the
day. - x The streets were lined with spec
tators who uncovered as the body and
escort i passed. * - • {\ \.. .-, ,
}•": President , Menoea!, in ofTicially •announcing -
■nouncing ■ the death, ; issued %a " decree
that all honors due ;to a major genera.!
dying in action be accorded ;at ; the
funeral ';:'■.ceremonies '-H tomorrow } after
noon. \: y t '■, '•"■ , /■ ■" :■ "} --
: Public 'excite:nent:.Jstill- is running
high *} In >-'consequencev of . rumors * : that 1
friends of General Fliva intend to wreak
summary: vengeance on rAsbert'arid v that
the ? adherents of the governor, who are
numerous in the rural districts pf Ha
vana : province, are plot ting ;to : eff ec t\ a .
rescue and precipitate a revolution...
Church ; ami Tiro "**••*• '" i Foreign
. ' Quarter t.nimuinrd ;, *,;
'.}' FRESNO, July !>-— Two ' blocks;,were
entirely wiped out by fire inraiforeign
quarter of this city tonight, with dam
ages of $25,000, including one church
and two hotels. , : .•; ■ .-.
"An Independent Newspaper" 1
.'"'■>■ Pictorial diagram of Marin county section endangered by
fire; scene (at bottom) showing : - flames continuing "attack on
Mount Tamalpais, and photo of Mrs. J. P. Gilliland, wife of
manager of tavern on Tamalpais, who, in charge of valuables
of party, made perilous trip in train down peaks slope. :
Soldiers Spartans
in War Against
Great Fire
More than 1.000 soldiers' of the Sixth
and .Sixteenth infantry Regiments from
' th*> Presidio and the } detachments of
; coast i artillerymen from } Fort Baker
i are ■ risk K-.; death in their _ Kalian t/flfsfht
against" tlie ' flames which /have ' swept
' Mount Tainalpala,' and which are now
I rushing on Mill Valley arid; larkspur.
The : loyalty manifested iby the sol
! diers in this ? fight -has} called <. forth the
warmest praise from the citizens .whose
! homes 'these , ;men are" fighting , to save.
Acts of heroism have been too many
to mention. ; ; Time : and L - again »soldiers,
j have ■ fallen , ; into vravines or have been
[.surrounded by the flames.'i* A:. large num
ber have been 5 injured, ; but only jf;one
has left his post of duty, and that was
!In the case .of Private William Ander-
I son Tof the infantry, who received a
I fracture, of-.t^C' skull. ;./ .■:.,.■,■•', ; .J : .t
Captain Weeks, with a hand:
! ful of; men. /saved* the tavern on .", the
j cresti of r the mountain Tuesday night
! and Monday morning after it had been
I afire ; 11- f itimes.}:. This detachment has
' been in :th field 148 ' hours without rest
'and with little nourishment. }'
■ The detach men ts y under Captains t El
; • dred Wartield and C-immin have bat
-1 tied ; against th 'fl a m ton ■ th«« eastern '
'slopes. They are /engaged' in fight
iing the fire ;inVßlythedale:caiiyori; *
'■ : ■"} Colonel ' George Bell Jr.. commander
of the Presidio, is in personal "command!
of the *: soldier;, fire fighters. He " took
the field late yesterday afternoon with
750 additional men from the Presidio
I personally: to supervise the flght. - ''"J
: ;'■■,-■ y^;;;WEATHER FORECAST:V;=V ;" -
; Fair Today: fog in early morning: ''. northwest '■ wind V
! \ Vphe* clearings (t>f the San Francisco :
% banks lor the fir<t six months of -
' * tM'ancorresponclina»period • last ? year. :
Wind Drives Sheet
'{y_ of Flame Upon
v Settlement
i. ; Larkspur wes thrown into peril, last
j night when a high northwestern wind
! drove the * flames over the -ridge and
I sen tx' them seething , flown the Balti
more : -canyon.'';.'./' '■■■■"•. '■< '■ .■■.-.-■_■•■ :
The same Consternation-that ha s> held
i ' Mill Valley in terror for. three 4 days
! •gripped•♦the- resort town on the other
side- of the mountain- and made .its
' predicament equally serious. 1 • .
J Cottagers -ami' , tenters;- were warned
of 4 the deadly danger by fire fighters.
Dozens ?of men, women and children
I left their homes, trundling household
' [goods in wheelbarrows r and whenever
! possible ; securing: : wagons and V carts.
'Panic reigned for ; several _*hours and
i > several women, overcome by fear, are
reported to have fainted. ••'?■'' ;".' - \
The refugees swarmed to the Lark
spur railroad station and --' boarded
trains for Sausalito and; San' Francisco.
J They carried canary birds. and blankets/
1 for the most part, : while the men . were
: laden with i babies , and <baby.-* ferriages
a;>(J coolcing utensils. '.; •'..," .-V
Baltimore canyon was a mass of
flame about half a mile from the far
■ tthest* residence and a strong northwest
1"v ■ Continued «a. Pager 2.', Column . : 4 '
3&nuE "five cents.

Toward Evening Cool Draft
of Air From Blithedale
Canyon and Fresh South
easterly Wind Speed the
Flames Toward Top of
Warner's Ridge and En
danger Cofte Madera and
Larkspur—Troops Fight
ing Fire Increased to 2,500
General Exodus of Inhabi
tants of Mill Valley Con
tinues Through Night—
Several Casualties Mark
Day's Struggle — George
l i Mortimer of the Sixth In
fantry Struck by Tree,
r Suffering Injury to Back—
Others 1 ' Are Overcome
4 • -"' blUctiv ~.. .\ ■ .
■[,-.■ Kive Moldlerw are' reported ■to have
- been ■ burned* to death in a circle of ; fire
-I it hove Larkspur In Baltimore .canyon.
I The rumor, .which hn* not : been ver
5. j Hied,' in ;•" to ; the effect that < I.' NOldleiM
■;i were eaught\ between the flames,about.
s o'clock, 10 of them making their e.i-
I cHpr. ; . More than .30 - fire fighter* 'were
overcome, from Kinokc on the ridge late
; last'ni{?ht and were carried to safety/
;J In '>. a seiui-conKcloun condition.
'•; Buiii.ETiy
j The wind died down at mlclnis!u on
! (be HorthcuMt . Mlope of the mountain
J.and'thV-fire.halted in its rush toward
j '.' »•.-•.■ .■ '. ■ ■ .::• . •-. .-■- i- -
jlii i !««i|Mir. Many men and women who
I make their home* in . Baltimore . gulch
J came Into town during- the evening,
telling of the fortitude of the noldlern
and the herolam of the citlr.eu tlas (
: Vr«. Imm nil Indications, Larkspur In
not in danger. - ,
At l<):.",() o'clock fast -."night .Mill \ nl-
I«•.■>■«. lighting service; lulled and the
(own lilt* In ilarknf m, save for the
lurid glare, of the flame* on the tnoiin
| tain.
'Thin failure of the electric urittrm
I wan taken to indicate that the fire had
reached the trnn*mlNHlou . line , over
Warner , * ridge. " .
With renewed fury the fire which had
been'burning on Mount Tamalpais for
nearly, 60 hours broke out afresh at
.">:3O o'clock last evening at both ends
of the blackened crescent it had
marked on the . mountain, and Muir
Woods and Blithedale canyon were
again In desperate peril.
At that time the fire consumed a
group of cottages at the northern .end
of Mi:ir Woods and advanced steadily
toward the giant sequoias, .which- have
stood defying fire for 20 centuries.
About the same time the fire at the
easterly end of the crescent leaped a
75 foot fire trail Which the Sixth and
.Sixteenth Infantry men, ; : under . com
mand of Colonel J!. H. Bell, had cut
during- the. day. at the head of Blithe
dale canyon, and started toward "War-:
ner's ridge.
Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Spencer, who con
duct the inn at Muir Woods, came into
Mill Valley at midnight. They, reported
that 16 cottages had been burned near
the woods and that they believed that
the precious grove of big: trees already
had been scorched by the blaze. , •
There) is fire in ; the Cascades, that
run between Muir Woods and Mill Val- •
' ley. : ' ' '.■ >' *' ' :•■'-■- .: •■
P. C Der.endorf, district superinten
dent of * the general land office, and
Major Haines attempted to travel over
the road to Muir Woods, but they were
forced back by the fiames.
I If the fire comes, over the ridge it
I will sweep \ a way about 30 ■ residences
on the western slope of the mountain.
j-'«ln the Cascades there are about. ;250
sailors from the McCullough, the South
Dakota and the Colorado and they will
attempt to • keep, the fire above the
town. .-■■■- - ■ ■■■ ' ; i '*
'•'• The fire on.Warner's ridge was! dying
out at midnight.
! Walter W. Deer, an attorney with
! the Fidelity -Fife Insurance company,
was 'struck, In the side with an ax ac
cidentally, receiving i severe wound.
Private Lancaster. 'Company, I,' Six- ;
teenth regiment, fell over an embank
ment and received a fractured skull.
A cool draw- of air came up Blithe
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