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Highest Temperature TeMcrdar, 90. Lowest Thors
day .Msht, 64. ; For details of • (he. Weather See Page 11.
/' Money ;in Bank :: -
The individual deposits in 548 ; state ■ banks , mv
California on June 30 were - $561,921,694, an •;
INCREASE OF $38,975,718 over same period \
last year. *\ ■: ;, ■ ' '.■■*■•; ,-,
VOLUME 114.—N0. 42.
IVANOFF ROUT
FOLLOWS GREEK
NIGHT CHARGE
Invaders, Effectively De
layed by Heavy Guns,
Wait Until Darkness and
Then Drive the Bulgarian
Army From Mountain
Strongholds and Across
River Struma With Loss
RUINED RAILROAD
CHECKS PURSUIT
Constantine's Forces Dis
perse Garrison From Istip
—Demir-Hissar Is Occu
pied When Defenders
Evacuate Town—Big Can
nons and War Munitions
Are Captured by Victors
BULLETIN
I.ON no V Julr 12.—An Athens dis
patch to the Dally TVleiernph »aj-« that
Greece rrfniM , * to asrrec to an armistice.
TM I.I.FTIN
Yir.WV July ll.—A Bdirrade rwra«»r
nnj* th«» Servian* have captured Kus
trtifiil after two day«* flshtlnsr-
ATHENS, July 11. —General Ivanoff's
army, together with three divisions of
the Istip force, aggregating 112 bat
talions, made its last stand in a
strongly entrenched position near De
mir-Hissar, on the left bank of the
■River Struma, and on the adjacent
heights of Tntrina. which were well
defended with siege artillery.
The heavy guns effectively delayed
the advance of the Greek infantry, and
as the Greek artillery -was outranged
the battle was indecisive for a consid
erable time. -
Under cover of darkness the attack
was renewed, and in a brilliant charge
the Greeks dislodged the Bulgarians*
from the .heights and , drove «* them
across the Struma. : 'In their retreat,
the Bulgarians destroyed the railway
for some distance, again checking , the
Greek advance.
The Greeks then directed their
march along the right bank of the
river, supported by mountain batteries,
and compelled the Bulgarians hurried
ly to abandon their position, leaving
behind four heavy guns and a quantity
of ammunition.
"While this battle was in progress,
the Greeks attacked and dispersed the
Bulgarian forces from Istip, advanc
ing toward Petrich, by the way of
Strumitza. capturing 20 guns.
By these two victories, the Greeks
are considered to have .vanquished
finally General Ivanoff's forces, whose ;
rout has been complete. The Greeks'
occupied Domir-Hissar yesterday, when j
the Bulsrars evacuated the tov-n. i
Town Taken Without Shot |
BUCHAREST, Roumania, July 11. —
Roumanian troops today occupied the j
Bulgarian city of Sili&trla on the right j
bank of th« Danube.
The Bulgarian garrison, composed of j
only ft few hundred men. surrendered
■without a fight. The invading force
subsequently penetrated for a distance
of nine miles into Bulgarian territory.
Slllstria is a very important point on
the Danube and has Veen in existence
as a city since the Roman era. Until
the conclusion of the Russo-Turkish
■war in 1878 it had been for about 500
years the main bulwark of the Otto
man empire on its northern European
frontier.
It sustained many sieges through
the centuries and always offered a
■tout resistance. Even as late as the
Crimean war It was able to defy a bom
bardment by the Russians, but after the
last Russo-Turklsh war the Turkish
troops retired and left it in the hands
of the Bulgarians. It has over 12.000
inhabitants, many of whom are Moham
medans.
War's End in Sight .
~ LONDON. July 11.—Having failed in
lier hazardous coup, Bulgaria Is' now
showing herself anxious for peace. No
formal armistice has yet been ar
ranged, but it is believed hostilities are
virtually ended. It Is feared that the
eettlement of peace conditions will
prove a long task, many new elements
having entered to complicate matters.
Bulgaria's - decision not to.,- oppose
Roumanians occupation of Sillstrfa and
the strip of : territory she desires re
moves one difficulty.
But other developments, such-as the
Greek occupation of Kavala,; to which
Bulgaria is expected to; offer bitter re
sistance, are : calculated to lead to
troublesome negotiations.- especially; as
both Servla and Greece, on the outcome
of their campaign, will be certain to
demand possession of the territory
they occupied previous to the war. ;
Russia is already taking steps in the
Balkan capitals to arrange for a ces
sation of hostilities. . v
The British chancellor of the ex
chequer, ' David I.loyd George, address
ing the .bankers at a dinner at the
Mansion house tonight, /; referred to
Balkan . affairs. He. said, the first
trouble was; over and lie was hopeful
that the powers, which had started bo
well together;, would-be able to effect
a lasting settlement among, these hap
less provinces. - .7
Kuste.idil Captured, Is Report
VIENNA, July 11. —A ( Belgrade rumor
Kays the Servians .have; captured Kus- :
tendli after two days', lighting. ■ :-:■/;
I r "The People's Newspaper" I
STEAMER RAMS SCHOONER
Damaged Craft Goes to Bottom
Four Master Lunesman Put in Sinking Con
dition by Francis H. Leggett; Rescuers
Take Four Men Off Sinking Vessel :^>.fi
The ; four masted schooner Lunesman,
loaded with coal, was rammed by the
Frances H. Leggett off Harbor View
early this morning and almost immedi
ately was in a sinking condition. , •
The Liggett was putting to sea when
she struck the Lunesman on the port
side, just aft of the main rigging , .
;,"-; The trouble \ was seen from the shore
STORMS DEVASTATE ITALY
Crops Ruined, Many Homeless
, .• . ■ :,•.-; . r t . ' ...... -.••.■
\ ROME. Jul 11. — A terrific storm
raged throughout Italy today and' In
many places .the. country was devas
tated ami .''crops destroyed. It was
accompanied,; by remarkable v cool
weather, th« temperature in Rome
falling be|ow,6o; degrees. Such weather
In the middle of July has not been re
corded in : Italy since the year 1313,
when superstitious- persons attributed
it to the (repetition of the number 13.
Extraordinary falls of rain , and hail
fioodf 1 I country around Naples for
DEER BUCKS CAR;
DRIVER HAS HIDE
Large Buck Is Killed-by Motor
ist When at [Charges Headlong
on Machine
(Special pijpil eh \to The Call) .
URIAH. July 11.—One of the largest
bucks ever killed in this section was
brought in tlrts morning by C. H. Jones,
who • lives in Mexico and is on his • way
to Vancoir utomobile. •__}J" .~ii,i
X-.Tlic.cdeer v i• - *-."; ' ">-• '* *'-3uT-*pnttfi»o- ,
and weighed .167 pounds,. was killed - : ou
the outskirts, of town in South .State
street, when it. attempted to wreck
Jones' machine and broke its neck.
Jones and a party of friends were ,
returning from a joy ride in the valley
and upon nearing town in the darkness ,
of early, morning they espied the deer
by the headlight > crossing the ' road.
Immediately Jones gave . the car more
gas.
In an instant they were upon the
antlered monarch, which suddenly
turned and started fighting, lowering
its head and plunging at the speeding
car, with the result that Its neck was
broken.
BANKER'S WIFE FALLS
DOWN ELEVATOR SHAFT
Accident Occur* In New York Resi
dence of Prominent
Phj-slclan
(Special D!*p»tch to The Cull)
NEW YORK, July 11.—Mrs. Kath
erine S. Hoyt, wife of Colgate Hoyt,
the banker, fell down -an elevator
shaft In the residence :of Dr. Walter
F. Chappell in East Fifty-fifth : street
Wednesday morning.
She was badly bruised and one leg
was broken la two places.
Mrs. Hoyt is at the Woman's : hos
pital.
DEATH VALLEY FATAL
Autolxt Attempting to Complete Jour
ney. Afoot "When Car Fall* Dice'
<Speelnl Dispatch to Tho Cell)
GOLD FIELD, Nev., July 11.—When
their automobile broke down. Peter
Bosch, a mining man. and Roy Shaw
of Los Angeles started to complete the
trip across Death Valley -on foot. To
day a searching party found ■ Busch's
body and shortly afterward came upon
Shaw, who had found a water; hole and
was returning to Busch. Tho men left
Los Angeles Sunday. -- V
"CHEMICALLY PURE" TO GO
Mayor nose Tell* 400 Policemen He
• Wants City Merely Clean
(Special DUpetch to The Call)
t LOS ANGELES, July 11.—Mayor 11.
H. Rose today told 400 policemen what
he would substitute for "chemically
pure" Los Angeles. He would improve
the moral fibre of the city. "I do '; not
want, ■ 'chemically pure" Los Angeles,"
said he., 'that can be made fun of i" in
cartoons or ridiculed by eastern ! maga
zines; what I want ,Is;: a straighteut,
really clean and upright -; city." ;. '
DOG BITE CAUSES DEATH
Victim of 1 n»hlf» Expire* in Agony
After Mrflu
5; PORTLAND; Ore., July Frank
Griffith,"', proprietor of a Bight seeing
•automobile . concern, - died -. In * agony to
night of hydrophobia as the result of
the bite of a mad dog five \ weeks* ago.
At the hospital where Griffith was! con
fined today -he burst\'av: restraining
straightjacket and it required the com
bined efforts of six strong:men to sub
due him. :.:/■ -:■';-,■: - .. •* '
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY,} JULY 12, 1913.—PAGES 1; TO -8. **
and a Crowley launch at once put 4 out
with Captain McHarvey and other men
aboard. " - ". ~. .-'. .*
•\ Four men were taken off the . Lunes-'
man,/ and the launch- at once pulled
away; from the vessel, it being feared
that she ; would sink almost Immedi
ately.
'.:'• The schooner * sank soon after.
the last two days. Torrents of water
mixed with '■'. mud ': and ashes from
Vesuvius have inundated the Nvillages
along the %ulf of Turin. Snow is re
ported to have fallen in the Alps.
\ A . violent tempest *in the vicinity' of
the straits of Meslna, accompanied by
heavy rainfall, - has X caused enormous
damage in that region. Crops have
been destroyed and floods have ' com -
pelled the population to leave the. huts
in which * they." have * been living ["since
the great earthquake a few years ago.
SCORCHER, ALSO
DEPUTY SHERIFF
■ ■. . .. v, -■-■ . ; •
caring His Star- Millionaire
Motorist Races Train While -
Policemen Stare '
(SppplHt Dispatch: to The Call)
' REDWOOD ; CITY, * July' 11.—The po
lice authorities :■ in San - Maleo county
are beginning to think ~ that Walter
Hobart, millionaire polo v player and
sportsman, tricked "■> them when he ; suc
ceeded in getting an appointment as a
Jenvty sheriff-**/.. the county,
bait recently purchased a new au
tomobile'and" today he raced one of
the suburban' trains from Redwood to
Belmont. going ; the four miles -in half
the time consumed by the engine.
The motor policemen stood idly ; by
watching him "speed, uncertain as to
their authority over a deputy sheriff.
WALL STREET HAS ITS r
DULLEST DAY IN YEARS
Ferrer Shares ChanKe llnnd.i Than In
Any Full !SeM*ion Since ISOe on Eve
of Presidential Campaign
NEW' YORK, July J 11.—Wall ; street
had the dullest day's business today in
17 years. .' . ■;■''■ -■ ' ■ •'":.'. \ . •;'> ;■ »
'. Transactions in stocks on the New
York ■ Stock exchange mounted to but a
little V more than * 60,000 shares, the
smallest day's business for a full day
session since 1896, when business was
at a prior to the McKlnley-
Bryan, presidential campaign. \,
Measured by the great increase in
Wall street's facilities for speculation,
it was the ; dullest day in a ; quarter of
a century. -S" -.''..■■.■-"■ '■ . / '-'- : '■':/.'
PACIFIC COAST OYSTER
CROP 213,570 BUSHELS
Total Value *870,243, of Which 800
Person* Employed ,In ►' the Iluef
: >: Got f 9200.085 . AMiffon X !
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
WASHINGTON, July Upward of
800 persons engaged in the oyster
Industry .on the Pacific coast during
1912, . the bureau of fisheries announced
today. i "-'-.,- ■'■ -■ -. ■.-. .' ""'■■'".■..' 'i '•
;.■ The - salaries paid during , the year
aggregated"; $260,985; while the 213,570
bushels of oysters gathered during the
year .;- were valued at $676,24 3. ■'.'
;_ The figures were given, out ; for the
states of California, Oregon and Wash
ington. ■ ;;, '■ ••: -;..',■''.;/ ~'~: ■;', V
ELECTRICIAN HELD FOR
STOCKTON TAMPERING
Worker In Power Strike Accused of
Throivluej Wire r Over . Trnn«ml«-
Klon Line June' 30 .
i'j STOCKTON.^ July 11.— R. w. Dodson.
an electrician accused by > the Western
Gas and Electric ';, company of *. having
tampered with the wires of the com
pany June 30 by throwing a coil- of
wire over the line of i the corporation
and stopping •; service for -11 ; hours, was
held! after an all day hearing in , $2,000
bonds to answer before the. superior
court. ,The ;; offense is a felony under
the law. /■:;'"■,.-:'./ , ;;■■• ■,'".;■".:;:.-':
COTTON MEN TALK CORNER
They ' "Weald Sell 0,000,000 Baled at 15
"" Cent Rate ." - ' • '
<• DALLAS, Tex., ' July 11.—The problem
of ." getting and holding ,1,000,000 c bales
■of cotton until it i; can all be sold for
15 cents per pound was the chief sub
ject discussed at the session of the
convention of the south western cotton
men here ? today. About 1,000 persons
are in attendance. - "-; V ; " - - : i
NAMED ATTORNEY GENERAL
MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo.. July U._
Claude Ball i tonight': telegraphed to
Speaker Clark his acceptance y of his
appointment to the!position; of attorney
general of Hawaii. Ball was w champ
Clark's opponent for congress last year
an.l withdrew after the speaker failed
to be nominated to the presidency.
FOG GOES AND
SAN FRANCISCO
HAS A 'HOT DAY'
City Feels But Little Worse
Than Comfortable, Thank
You, With the Ther
mometer at 90
ALL CALIFORNIA
■ COVERED BY WAVE
Warmest Weather in July
Since 1905—High Mark
for Present Year
Hourly Temperatures
' '" '"n'-'-'MORNING , '*J?.2.-;[
■i-xi . ....... «4 ifivfl"..-.. .'-.-.'•. SO
« ... ...... «4 - i 10 '-;.'. '...;/'. . *.84
, v ; 7._'. '£ . ..".-•: 09 \il?/:T.;'. .'. S8
_ 8 ...... 7 4
/ r VV . ; . . AFTERNOON '.'„■■■
i : .iaV:.'.'.;'... 80 \.~3c..:.".'.... NS
■ ?i-'./.;■.;•■.".■.■'.'. Sf» \f'4*: : ??~.\.'.... OO
:■ :-. 2 : -.."..... .. S# I». 5,. .:v.".'. .. 89
' 'J EVEXISG .
;• c ........ -.'.k« I, ■ ,V.....'..... 74
t -,7 .\*t- M[ 10 •••"....:.. 70
8 -in'- 7S 'I-
t- 5 Desei ed by its "fluffy, powder-puffy"
fog an - forgotten by the prevailing
breeze com ■ the ocean, which > keeps
linen dry generally when the ' sky' is
clear,'; San Francisco* took roff,- Its coat
and col »*r , yesterday and ■ tried to - find
a few .rrtins of comfort on the ; shady
side of he street. y . ;.; . :,' ;; _■
- Yesterday was, the hottest day of the
year. '" js
The government thermometer on ; the
roof ;of the" Merchants' exchange regis
tered 90 degrees at 4 o'clock* in the
afternoon. >
The previous high temperature mark
for the year was S3 degrees April 24.
There were some hotter days last
year, but there has set been a hotter
July diy since , ~'*/-"•"' --. '
TODAY'PROBABLY , AS HOT
Indications are. today will be as hot.
. Professor McAdie • said he didn't be
lieve he could knock the fog loose from
the > hands of the practical joker who
waylaid it, out at sea, and there isn't
a regular breeze in sight. ■•-
Down where ■, the .asphalt was • sticky,
100 feet below the spot where the gov
ernment mercury was boiling, the com
mon or drugstore variety of thermom
eters were sputtering at 100 and 102
degrees. . ; . „ ~
The man ;in- the trench was sure it
was 140 degrees fahrenheit and ". the
soda; jerker averred it was just warm
enough for good business. * •
At 5 o'clock the mercury , fell . rapidly.
• By 8 o'clock people were wondering
they ever thought it hot.
Not one heat prostration was re
ported. ■ — •' ■ ■ - '"',.-' ■ ';-■;
COMPARISON'S DRAWN
> The ■ traveling man from Chicago said
he wished the folks back in Michigan
avenue could see what San Francisco
called hot weather." .
All California enjoyed a hot bath.
The middle west and east experienced
the same high temperatures in i many
cities, but they called It "normal" tem
perature. , ,
; No one put : his'parlor rugs L over the
geraniums in -the window boxes last
night to keep the plants from being
frosted, but there is a reward offered
for the. person who slept in San Fran
cisco and the cities about the • bay with
out his usual three ply covers. ..
Sunstroke in Oakland
i(Special;Dispatch to The Call) , , ,
' o OAKLAND, July 11.—Charles ,> Harris,
an Iron worker, suffered a sunstroke at
noon « today. /He I was; removed to "; the
emergency hospital for treatment. ,;
New Record in Santa Rosa •. |
'(Special] Dispatch to The Call) : ■ ' . . ]
v* SANTA ROSA .July 11.—All records
for warm weather were broken here
today when the government thermome
ter registered 112 degrees, while street
thermometer? ran up ;to 116 and higher.
The ."highest ; previous ~ temperature
ainee a weather observatory * was es
tablished here by ,- the ■ government f and
the railroad ' company more than 25
years ago. was 109 degrees on July "7,
1005. . , ;:; '< '--, 'r ':.": ~ ":■■" - '■■ '
Vallejo Thermometers 106
VALLEJO, July 11.—The thermome
ter in , the CyaUejo > Commercial , bank
registered 104 degrees and other ther
mometers' about town 106 -degrees in
the shade. It is pronounced the hot
test day of the year. /
Grass Valley 101 to 105
GRASS I VALLEY. July 11—The
Grass Valley foothill region sweltered
today under temperatures ranging from
101 to 105. • Tonight a breeze brought
slight relief. 4 ." j
Stockton's Hottest in Years
VSTOCKTON, July 11.—The hottest day
in years t was registered by thermom
eters here today. / At 3. - o'clock this
afternoon the 3 Stockton * state '•] hospital
thermometer registered 102 degrees.
Readings In local business V; houses
ranged from 100 to 106 degrees.
Scorcher in San Jose
SAN JOSE. July. I.—Today was a
record breaker in weather in this val
ley, die official thermometer reaching
10313 in this elt'j at 2:30 p. m. The ob- !
server pronounced ;it ' the '■'. hot teat? day in
20 years, - I
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W^A^^l^epeiadeSttNewpa^i^l
WIFE EXPOSES POKER CLUBS
Husband Is Fleeced for $2,500
Mrs. Beatrice Atchity and her daughter Adele, made desti- j
lute by the gamßlers who despoiled her husband; Michael, , of his J
money and jewels.
Ruined in c a Gambling Club ? Stranger Leaves
Woman and Her Child Destitute
After her husband • had lost ; $2,500 in
;money and jewelry in two: nights , play
in a game with professional gamblers
at , the Waldorf v Social club, an - in
corporated poker 1 organization at 149
Powell street. Mrs. Beatrice Atchity
and her 2 year old child found them
selves on the verge of starvation.;
':*" She appealed to the police yesterday
to locate her husband, who disappeared
Thursday morning while in a despond
ent mood. She ; believes he has com
mitted suicide. > ; ; :.k
: Because of • the disclosures; concern-
Ing : wide . open # gambling, Chief * White
last night ordered , a blockade on '." the
Waldorf club. • Assistant District •- At
POLICEMAN TAKEN
FOR BURGLAR SHOT;
SAVED BY WATCH
Oakland Officer Closing Col
lege Door Sets Off Alarm
—Time Piece Prevents
Bullet : From Piercing
(Special r Dlnpatch i to, The Call)
* OAKLAND, July 11.—A watch car
ried in the 'upper left hand \ pocket of
his: vest saved - Patrolman * O'Hara's life
tonight, stopping a bullet that, had it
not been y for the timepiece, undoubted-
ly would 1 have ! reached his t heart. . The
bullet • was • fired by Roscoe Gray,' ; stew
ard of the Oakland College of Medi
cine, , under the mistaken impression
that O'Hara was a•• burglar. - -
* O'Hara was on ' his : regular - rounds,
>'■•-",■,»• " !(■■"■.■■•"'"' ■• ■*:. " : '. ; r •".>■ '■■ ; *■"* '■'" 7 "X"''-'j 'i ~"""' ".■" k ' ,
when ■, he noticed that -the side door of
;> ,■■ •' .•- ■ • ■■■ ■•■■ . "-" .'....- :■ ■;'; ; -i^ , " < ;
the college , was • open. He tried to close
it, when :he set off a burglar alarm.
•'' This '^aroused '.: Gray, who, ■ supposing
burglars were trying to get in, fired
six .shots., .■.". ', . : '->-. -",".-,'' ''•' "• " '
Only«: one took effect, that one strik
ing the; watch that « lay just over the
officer's heart. : '.i : ; : i';,',' ■/ , - '- v r , " . ■
Patrolman Rumstsoh was : . passing on
a streetcar and heard the shots. He
jumped off' and ran to the scene. Ex
planations followed and Gray nearly
collapsed when be found out how near
he had come to killing a guardian of
the peace instead of a burglar.
TTEATHER twiCCAST: /
. Fair today; - Continued -warm; light north wind.
Bfo&iness Barometer
of the San Francisco
f— banksPfor the first six months of --
*• 1913/ were $15,640,143 MORE
, than corresponding period last year.
torney Maxwell announced that
the district attorney is now , ' in pos
session of facts proving that the poker
club is a gambling house, that "cap
pers"- are hired to inveigle victims, arid
that the Waldorf club proprietors can
not in i the future secure an injunction
against the police,, because McNutt has
forearmed the district attorney's of
fice by seizing the books of the social
club. ■;>',:;;.. ''i'A..' ■'..■■ . .- . ■'' V". ■ :
. - John Barneburg, president, and Roy
Hurlbert, ; secretary of the club, were
brought to police headquarters at the
order of Chief White and McNutt, and
questioned as ~to Michael Atchity's
Continued on : Page 2, Column ' 3
GEO.W. WERLIN
KILLS HIMSELF
WITH REVOLVER
Leaves a Note Asking That
t : Family Physician Break
- Tragic News to In
; valid Wife '
.J' --■• - •" •■--< ■■; ; :: <■■,' \— ,
: George W. Werlin. formerly secre
tary and ~ treasurer of the Pacific Refin
ing v and Roofing company. -Sixteenth
and Texas streets, committed suicide
on the banks of -Lake Merced yesterday
afternoon by shooting himself through
J the mouth with , a 32 caliber revolver.
The cause for : hie' Ret is a mystery. .j
Two surveyors found Werlln's body
at*s' o'clock. '."•;'■''.'.'' : : [■']
!;'A; note written at 12:15 was found
In ; his coat pocket. The note reads: ''•''■',*:
•; _■ "My wife f being ill, please have T Mr.
F. -Ruether of , the Mohms Commercial
company, . with offices' in the Newhall
* ..J.,*-- -- ■;»-. ~'i ... *■ i- ■ „.■ ■■:-~ ~- n , • , ... . ....
building, notified, and have Dr. K. O.
Jcllinek: break the news to her."
Ac-cording to the best information
obtainable, Werlin, who was 50 years
old, had been in good spirits and ex
cellent health recently. '
His financial' affairs are said to have
been in good condition. ,": . ;; '
SPANIARDS PUNISH MOORS
Six t Moroccan Village* Are; Razed and
Munition* Taken
i TEUTEAN.'.Morbcco, July 11.—Heavy
losses have been inflicted on the MO
-...)V,-<»..'<>..* > V 'J' '"1. , "'' ■' '■■—'."-;■ ' ".. •-- . -■■■ .-•■- ;'-:' -' ';
rocco tribesmen by the Spaniards. Six
native V villages were •• razed \ and j large
quantities of arms 1 and •munitions cap
tured.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ONLY EMBERS
NOW REMAIN
OF WILD FIRE
ON TAMALPAIS
Blaze ; Which Threatened
Marin Villages Is Nearly
Smoldered Out—Soldiers
Stand Guard Along the
Charred Line to Stamp
Out Flickering Coals—
Military Patrol May Be
Maintained Until Monday
to Prevent New Danger
ASHES NOW MANTLE
ONE-THIRD OF PEAK
Flames Leave Heights Deso
late, but Spare Beauty
Spots of Region—Tavern
and West ; Point Inn Es
cape—Sequoias ;in Muir
Woods Are Unscathed—
Authentic Report Shows
No Great Property Loss
Situation in the Fire Zone
Last Spark Goes Out Today
With the . Tamnipatn . lire ab
■; solutely under control . and prac
tically out <nt every, point,- 20©
rercnlar Moldiem guarded :. the
Minimit of Warner's, ridge above
Larkspur all last,, nljjlit, while
*"150 V others stood guard nt the
foot of the ridge in Baltimore
.'canyon.' Detachments of militia
and: naval reserve: riled; other
points -. ulicrc , sparks Mill »hou.
r but the ■ active* ti>cht nrvalnM the
T*iTaineH; lias ; 3c/serl. 1 hi.-« morn*
* las'the fire fighters will smother
out and bury all remaining; ,aliens
of fire, and officer* announced
" last nlarht that by noon today
■■ • not a spark ivill remain. ■
/"Taps" has sounded for the Mount
Tamalpais lire, which for four days
kept in a panic the people of Mill. Val
ley and Larkspur.
The lights of the blaze are out, and
though there were yesterday a few
smoldering spots ;in Baltimore canyon,
near Larkspur, 1,300 men were in the
field at that point stamping out every
tongue of = flame, every live coal. _
As many -more soldiers and naval
men were in the vicinity of Mill Valley
from Muir Woods to Warners. Ridge,
maintaining a picket line to guard,
against a recurrence of the fire. Many
of the troops will probably be with
drawn today, but there will be a patrol
on the mountain until Monday at least.
Prof. Alexander G. . McAdie of ~the
United States weather bureau, who
spent ') Thursday, night , and a ,", part ,of
yesterday on Mount Tamalpais, esti
mated that the fire burned ; over about
a third of the area, of \ the mountain.
It did not reach the north side at all.
but ; drew ; a line of char across the
mountain and its shoulders, bisecting
the peak with a line that runs roughly
east and west. Not all the southern ,
slope 'J; of the mountain was burned.
Redwood canyon, though attacked, es
caped : serious damage. ':'.
LOSS NOT IRREPARABLE
The tavern of Tamalpais '; escaped;
West Point inn escaped: the Rock
Spring district was out of the fire zone;
the virgin forest of Muir woods •es
caped entirely, but the upper part of
the noble mountain is a cone of bluish;
ash ;• and : will not > recover Us robe of
green for two or three years."
: For all Its extent and fury the Mount
Tamalpais fire, which lasted from 11
o'clock : Monday noon until 1 well into
last night, when Baltimore canyon still
smoked, caused but - slight monetary
damage. The only buildings destroyed
by the 1 flames were ten small detached
cottages .in Redwood canyon ', near • Muir
woods. Fire reached within 20 feet of ;
one in Blythedale canyon and within 50
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