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Sentries Will Be Withdrawn
Next Monday, When Dan
ger Probably Will
Be Passed
Most Serious Result of Fire
May Be Water Short
age in Valley
feet of another, and dwellers in that
district were ordered from their homes
and fled Wednesday night In panic, but
the flames were checked.
In the direction of Larkspur the ; flre
reached well into Baltimore canyon.
but no houses were destroyed. It was
binning in the canyon yesterday after.
noon. During the day 1.800 troops were
transferred from Mill Valley to Lark
spur. About the same number were
left on guard in Mill Valley.
At I o'clock yesterday Colonel George
Bell Jr., commanding the regular army
troops, and Adjutant General Forbes
and Colonel Smith of . the national
punrd went from Mill Valley to Lark
spur to study the situation on that
flank of the flames. Today a new
alignment of the troops will be -made,
the state and federal leaders deciding
whether the national guard will be able
to patrol the fire line alone or if reg
ular army forces should be left on the
mountain. There will be soldiers on
guard along the line at least until
Monday to discover and extinguish any !
smoldering embers that may remain.
Ically the fire did not do the dam
age that tlie "mental arsonists", In their
excitement had claimed during the
progress of the flames. Remorselessly
did people of Mill Valley—even army
find state militia officers—destroy 'in
their minds" wonderful landmarks and
spots of beauty in Matin county. When
the smoke of fire and rumor had cleared
away it was found that these panicky
individuals had committed ' "arson in
their imaginations."
Ifuir Woods national forest reserve is
practically untouched by the flre. and
In Redwood canyon adjacent to Muir
Woods the damage was slight, al
though the western rim of the canyon
Avas burned black. As a pleasure park
Ifulr Woods and Redwood canyon are
undamaged. This immunity from seri
ous injury is due largely to the nature
of the redwood tree, the sequoia sem
per virens, which does not easily burn.
The foliage of these trees are imper
vious to any but the greatest heat.
A forest of pine or fir exposed to the
fiery assault which the redwoods faced
would have been wiped out.
Charles Runyon. president of the
Mil] Valley and Mount Tamalpais Scenic j
railway, went over the burned area
yesterday and made the following sum
mary of the extent dt the fire: ; \
"In its nearest . approach to Mill
Valley the fire entered Rlythdale canyon
to within 100 feet to the east of Lee
street station, and 50 feet from a
dwelling. It entered the canyon also
Jit White's eiding at the upper end of j
Blythdale canyon, crossing the track j
toward Mill Valley on Bibb's property
to within 20 feet of his house.
"The course of the fire, line is then
along the track to bridge 15 at the
head of White's canyon, ■where one
extension Of the flre was stopped. It
ran down from trestle 17. and from
there the width of the burned area
extends to the Mesa, and the line runs
directly to the summit.
"From trestle 17 the line of the fire
Is along the railroad track to Pine
ridge, separating Mill Valley from Muir
Woods, where the flames reached the
pipe line in Cascade canyon. It ran
along he rim of Redwood canyon to
the Muir Woods line and followed the
wagon road that runs from Muir Woods
along Nature's trail, then along the
Bootjack trail to Rattlesnake canyon.
The west line ran from Rattlesnake ■
canyon to West Point and then along
the shoulder a quarter of a mile to the |
Mr. Runyon said that he could not
explain how the fire started. It might
have been started by a carelessly thrown
match or a cigar stump, or even the
sunlight shining through a broken bot
tle, making a "burn glass." might have
been responsible for the flames.
One of the serious results of the flre
will be the curtailment of the water
supply on Tamalpais. Mill Valley. Sau
, salito, Belvedere and Tiburon are sup
plied by the watershed at Rock spring
and to the southeast. The fire burned
over a portion of this watershed, de
stroying protective vegetation and
causing a tremendous loss by evapora
tion. It is said that the supply may be
diminished 60 per cent. San Rafael and
other Marin county points get their
supply from Lagunltas, which was un
touched by the flrc.
The troops left near Mill Valley last
night were the following companies of
coast artillery: Twenty-fifth, Thir
teenth, Thirty-eighth, Fifty-seventh,
Sixtieth, Sixty-flfth, Sixty-sixth, Sixty-'
seventh. One - Hundred and Forty-sev
enth and One Hundred and Fifty
eighth: the Sixth infantry. Troop A.
First cavalry, and men from the United
States revenue cutter McCulloch and
the Albatross. ■ :/.-'-
The following troops , were removed
yesterday morning from Mill Valley to
The Sixteenth United States infantry,
the ' naval militia, and the follow
ing companies of the Fifth regiment,
national guard of California. A and F,
of Oakland, D of Kan Rafael, * 8 of
Santa Rosa, H of Hay ward, I of Liver
more and X of Petaluma; Battery B,
First artillery, Oakland; Troop B. sig
nal corps, San Francisco.
The women of Mill Valley continued
yesterday to feed soldiers and civilian
tire fighters from their headquarters In
Masonic hall. Seventeen thousand
sandwiches were served Thursday. The
federal troops, however, have their
own rations with them and cook in
their bivouac on the firing line. ■
Cleveland Dam of the Mill Valley
citizens' committee issued the follow
ing , incomplete list of firms and persons
from whom contributions had been re
ceived by the committee:
Baker & Hamilton. A. Schilling &
Co., 1C A. Gunst & Co., Dunham-Carri
&an-Hayden company. Pacific ■; Hard
ware and Bteel -company, Hermann
Heynemann, United Cigar Stores com
pany, M J. Brandenstein, Hills Broth
ers, Young ft Swain.*
The Matin "county Red - Cross con
tributed 125 and. Abelle' Peterson of
Berkeley $10.
The fire has left no destitute refu
• gi-es in lie trail. )SS&BSBOmBi
There: has been a number of cases ;
-»* * exhaustion and heat prostration i
fV ,-■■• :•'-• ■■■:-•• v . ; ' '■.-S ■ ■■■■-' z .
Accident Shortens Him
Recovers, Minus 3 Inches
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I* ORTJEII VI LI.E. Cal. Jnly 11 —-
When Cieorge Crlttenden, an at
torney, not out of bed > today, for
'the., first : time since * lie woe': in
jured In an automobile ' accident
near Son*FrnncUco trio«"month*
ngro, he found; that be " had lost
three Inches. in»height. . '
Thin unexpected sequel of hla
recovery Iμ the more extraordi
nary because .<t la % Well % Uaorrn
that * the human body normally
gain* length vrhlle~ r l.ring prone.
A man \ I* normally taller In the
morning = than ,at night. *
treated at the temporary ; hospital in
I Mill Valley, but no serious ■-, ailments
have developed nor was any one of ; the
4.000 soldier and civilian fire fighters
seriously Injured..' « , ' *'.:,'
; Practically all the 'people driven
from their homes in Mill Valley.by the
proximity* of • the ; fire ' have !returned, 'j
It is expected that thousands* will
visit 'Mill :„ Valley i and ( the >■ slopes of
Tamalpais on Sunday to see the scene
of the fire. Those - who tramp or ride
into Muir Woods will find no damage
done to i their outing park, but the
mountain: climbers will find rising be
fore them a bluish cone from ; which
ail green has been obliterated. ; ■ '
Mayor U. A. Klyce of Mill Valley
called at the office of Mayor Rolph yes
terday and expressed :gratitude for the
assistance rendered by the local flre
department and others In fighting the
Mount Tamalpais flre. The Mill Val
ley official praised the work done by
First Assistant Chief Maxwell and Bat
talion Chief Cook.
Hβ asked f that his appreciation: be
expressed to the automobile men of
this city, who sent their machines to
carry men and /supplies In .the . fire
stricken area, and' to the local mer
chants who sent food and flre fighting
Implements. Mayor Klyce also called
upon Chief Murphy.
<Spec I*l I>i»p»icb to The Call)
OAKLAND, July 11.— East Oakland
companies of the fire department
fought for four hours today to pre
vent a dangerous brush tire in a can
yon west of Leona heights from
spreading to the grounds of Mills col
A carelessly thrown cigarette by
some hunters early In the day is be
lieved to have started the blaze, which
had covered several acres before an
alarm was turned in.
The dry brush and grass burned like
tinder. Notwithstanding the efforts of
the flre fighters, 7 the, flre several times
'■ crept over the hill and scorched ; the
fences in the rear of the new gymna
sium of the college.
While no prostrations were reported, |
the firemen suffered greatly from the
intense heat, and had to be frequently
Children of F. Bonnetti. 4414 Howe
street, were playing with matches to- •
day in the barn in the rear of house,
with the result that they started a fire
which destroyed the barn.
An overheated engine caused an ex
plosion of the gasoline tank in the
automobile of Ray Tronev in a garage
at 207 Twelfth street this evening - .
The machine was , destroyed. . ,r
In addition, the fire department in
swered eight alarms for grass fires this
afternoon. ,:■ '. '• /■ ' ,;'■-• &i£sj&a
(Special I>l*p»v;: to The Call)
PALO ALTO. July 11.— Hostess and
guests nt a fashionable tea party .In
Menlo Park this afternoon formed a
bucket brigade, and. Joined by a force
of volunteer flre fighters from Palo
Alto, saved the Percy P. Moore resi
dence from destruction. Mrs? Moore
and several other well known society
women did heroic work in battling the
The blaze was discovered in a field
adjoining the Moore home and spread
rapidly in the direction of the house.
Mrs. Moore and her guests confined
their efforts to preventing the flames
from reaching a garage, where several
hundred gallons of gasoline were
stored. , , ■... v- .■^,Y;-''.-. ; V.. ■■;..■
An alarm was sent to Palo Alto and
Mayor E. C. sent a force of men
in charge of Chief of Police Noble,
City Auditor Jordan and E. F. Weiss
haar hurrying to the : scene in automo
biles. The flre was controlled only
after five acres of ground had been
burned over ' and several fences and
outhouses had been destroyed. ■
This is the second time the country
place of the Moore's " has been ] threat
ened by fire. On the day of the Robin
Hayne-Jane Selby: wedding flames
broke out in the kitchen.
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SANTA CRUZ, July 11.—The most
disastrous forest fire of \ the season is
raging 'lose to Ben Lomond. and Fel
ton. The flre was first discovered in
Newell creek gulch, and only system
atic fire fighting saved the large saw
mil! . there from destruction. ' I
• v ::. The fire" for |a ■ time : threatened | Ben
Lomond, but by the hurried construc
tion of fire trails the fanllke scoop/of
the flames was headed toward 1 the Zay
ante country, a region of mountain re
sorts, including Mount Herraon at Fel
ton. .' ' ■': •''.--""■;,' •:■■' . v - ■::;•''' ■■ ■ "
Realizing the seriousness of the situ
ation the Southern • Pacific placed
special trains at the disposal of Fire
Warden Walter Welch and volunteer
fire fighters are being rushed iin large
numbers to head oft the flames. -
(Special Dispatch" to The Call)
REDDING. July 11.—It seemed im
possible today that a brush fire' on the
north.: side of the Sacramento could
jump the river, a distance of 200 yards,
and set flre to homes in Redding. ;
But the fire made \ the ; leap, and for
two hours; firemen and » volunteers by
the , hundred^fought to save T the homes
in the northeastern part of the city.
In spite of all. Otto Johnson's home
was destroyed, with a loss of $4,000,
covered by insurance of $2,600. At ono
time :11 v different \ dwellings were .; afire,"
and some caught again and again.
■ Every family in the V northeastern
part of Redding prepared to move out
and wagons were backed up to the
front doors to load up in the event l the '"■
battle with tire .wan lost. *:
Grain Field Destroyed
: DURHAM. • July 11.—Four hundred
res of.. standing grain vbelonging ;to
W. D. Helphenptine was ; destroyed by
.fire;, today. ;The : loss is• $14,000.
Ranchers for miles v turned out to fight
the blaze and prevent Its spreading.
District Attorney Begins In
vestigation of Fourteen
Social Clubs in San
: i Francisco
Continued ..* From V Pace» 1
losses and the manner In which Strang.
ers are allowed to play in the games. '
'.{;■•'. Michael ; - Atchlty, la * : stranger ; rom
Chicago, was led '^to£ tlie Waldorf club
two'"days after he arrived *In San
-Francisco by,Mike'SGufy.-a well known
c character. : : Atchity was Induced on his
second vtßft to .-play." a game which he
had ?never heard of before/;and he lost
all he , possessed—fl.fiOO in currency
and ' diamonds f worth ?f 700.'.C' ,: ; r - • <
i : Barneberg , admitted ■■"?, to 3 White and
McNutt that he ; played In ; the game •with
Atchity and hung his head when Mr?.
Atchi ty, > told |of •■ how she s wae insulted
by him when she pleaded", for the ; re
tnrn of some of 5 the jewelry ';, lost by
her husband. '"/.-.].,.",.» ' *
Mrs. Atchity, 22 years old. and pretty.
.with tearsVin;her; eyes, related to the
police I how [ she ; had ,to ; pawn the baby's
diamond locket for food and how her
husband pledged /silverware and cut
glass j brought Iby them ■; from the east,
so tiiat they could eat. v:-. '(: • ;/
" She went to policeV headquarters ac
companied by { Adele, her two > ear old
daughter, -a yesterday;; morning with ,v SO
cents In her nurse. She had not eaten
breakfast, Chief White gave her $5
arid Captain of T>ectiv<\s Mooney gave
her ai; like; amount 'Detective Joseph
Redmond, who started investigation
•following the sensational story, took
; Mrs.: Atchity and the baby to a nearby
restaurant where he bought then,
luncheon. :./ - ; /;
v When Mrs. Atchity fought to recover
a portion ,of the lost/jewelry she met
OBarneberg. She says-he srave her $10
and told her he could not return any
of the diamends but assured her that
she would not starve in San Francisco.
. "You're what we call a spring
chicken," he said. "You are young and
pretty and can make money on the
side." {'■ ./ ..-.. ' ■;,-: \ -■ '■■ V v-fi
Barneberg did not deny he said this
when confronted by the woman in
Captain Mooney's office, but hung his
Seufy. Mrs Atchity explained, knew
her husband before |he came here from
Chicago. S«ufy owns" an automobile
and took , Atchity Joy riding: the first
night. lie then Introduced the ,new
comer at ; the Waldorf club. The first
night Atiehty backed Seufy in a poker
game/ but did not lose any money. "
The second night i.Vtchlty was fleeced
of all the money lie and his family
possessed. . His;; money gone, he
pawned his rings , with the dealer for
chips. He lost the .hips and was
"broke." ;'. ■■ -"V* •I^-' ■, •.
v According to".-Mrs. \ Atchity. her hus
band did not return* to their lodgings
at 4S sixth street that evening. The
next- afternoon she !heard hr- was ■■'
the Phoenix Vclub at ..107 . Third street.
She brushed by the lookout, ran by a
table■: that was i-oyend with gold and
called "to husband. .': * ~ ■'■_.'■'
woman i\v*m:s l%v»s
•;* She left the pl.-i<-e and was followed
by I her ; husband < and Seufy. Mrs. At
chity began upbraiding ".her husband
for, losing al! bin money'and was about
to.. start back : for the i Phoenix club.
when her : husband'said 'he had lost it
at the Waldorf. :,..-.
■The next day- she went to Borneberg
and bogged for ■ return of one of the
rings. The proprietor, of the gambling
club admitted that Atcliity had lost
$2,500. In a ,singlevnight's play.- : ■
"I told him." the wife said yesterday, ,
"that my baby was sick andU that • ray
husband did not have a, dollar left,. but
he turned a deaf ear to my pleadings.
He. did give me $10 and then insulted
me." .<*?■> ■ '•.■■.
.' Michael Atchity stayed about the
city for several days and Thursday
morning , , ■while in a despondent mood,
told his wife that he wag thinking of
going into .country to :; get a job*
picking? fruit. ' He , left suddenly a few
J hours later and has not been heard
j from! since. ', The police were asked to
locate him yesterday after the tearful
wife had told her story at headquar
ters.' '-;..'. '.'.";':'■'
narneberg and Hurlbert were taken
before Captain Mooney In the afternoon
by Detectives Redmond and Qallagher.
They admitted that Atchity had played
and lost in their poker club. They also
said Atchity had been introduced as a
•'club member" by Mike Seufy.
. .According , to the ; bylaws of the in
corporated club, dues must* be paid and
the members must meet monthly. ":"
- "Did Atchlty - pay any dues or initi
ation ~ fees? ,- asked : Mooney. ". •
"So, he did not," answered Barne
berg. ; j-jv;/-,. .-' ,\ - : '..',, - ' ...,■'.'■ V'
"All that was necessary, then,'.", asked
McNutt. "was that Seufy Introduce the
'sucker'?" *\V'-. ?■;■ : ',' -.'J'-VV?'i-y'"' :'v.'\'""
~ s i Barneberg said ; that ■ Seufy was well
known about the clubrooms and that
his Introductions were always honored.
■ The books of the poker club were
then sent for. McNutt and White | had
a copy made ;of them to fortify them
selves against possible injunction pro
ceedings. v : ;v : . '■"■■- y:''i"i% '■■-■'"■' : "-; : ,
"The U organization .of the "Waldorf
club,"'said?McNutt," "is a bluff, and
Barneberg admitted to me that It was
a gambling club." - - -
I Chief White last night .ordered a
blockade on \ .the Waldorf and Phoenix
clubs. A uniformed policeman will
watch all games. According , ; to the in
corporation papers, the club,' under the
law, is allowed : : to > Indulge in poker
games without taking out a i percent
age. Stud poker is prohibited by law.
"I had no : idea," said Chief i White,
"that such gambling , was < being per
knitted inside these clubs. I have always
tried ; since ; T was chief Ito ' get evidence
against these incorporated clubs, but it
teems impossible. •
.- "If Atchity is found , I will endeavor
to have y him . swear out a warrant : for
! the arrest '. of » the . proprietors of 3 the
Waldorf jSocial club. : We may be able
to drive them ; out ;of : - business. The
blockade which 'I" have ordered on the
two clubs will stay until If have * suc
ceeded ; in . convincing ■■" the V gamblers
that they can not run illegal games."
,;: McNutt last night sent out :an order
to 14 incorporated poker ) clubs for the
proprietors to send ;in ' their books for
examination. : -',-C.'. ~ . ,;.:.., ~t* J , .;'- ;V-.'
:« McNutt { said ; that this is . the J second
complaint within ; two months concern
ing, the 'illegaly operation t of the Wal
dorf \ club. ;* He : cited the ' instance of a
wife I threatening to ■ shoot the manager
after ! her '*' husband : : had lost at cards
and overdrawn his * bank account. ;
The losses Incurred by Atchity re
call • the shooting of f Gustav Postler in
i the - notorious Saratoga'?- club ;j during
Chief. Seymour's ( regime. Poetler. crazed
by his consistent losses, attempted to
shoot tKd Kripp. the ? gambler,i in the
luxurious '.' rooms 3of ■'„ the 3 Saratoga club
In Mason ', street. Postler ",' committed
suicide ;■■'•- when I Kripp borrowed a re
volver from Police r Sergeant Donovan.
■;: f Donovan* was dismissed from the de
partment following the suicide.
Left by Doctor in One Hand, It
Crosses Chest and Is Taken
. From Other ,
(Special DUpatch.to The Call)
CHICO, ' July 11.—Charles Dupen of
this city met with an accident that
necessitated the doctor taking several
stitches; with silver wire in his left
wrist. :•- When the wound healed most
of the wire was removed. -
Today; Dupen r underwent an opera
tion '- and had a piece "of silver ;■ wire
removed from the index finger of his
right hand. It 'was a piece of the old
wire that had made a journey in his
body, passing up one arm across his
chest and down - the other. ;, '. ..
£4 Dupen ': had '± of ten £ complained % of ; se
vere ;; pain in Ma arms and chest, and
it Is now known ~ the pains were caused
by the migration -ofithe wire. ' ': . ;
"; The. doctor "says the ; is unpar
alleled. ;-...-. .
Companion of Cherry de St.
Maurice Becomes Excited
Over Testimony f ; -
i?(.o!nl r> iVpa tpiiffo' The ■ Call'
";■:■ SACRAMKXTp; July 11.— While the
police ere '-searching for ; Sain .Roberts
and * Jack Drum-gold; suspected fof the
murder of Cherry de St. Maurice, queen
of. the local tenderloin, the district at
torney is- attempting to wring from
<•]'■<> V Sterling, one lof the girls em
ployed by the dead woman knowledge
of the murder 7 which 5 she is beiieveu
to be concealing. .*,",, .
When evidence was given at the in
quest today '■ tending : " to connect ' the
Sterling girl with the murder *. she be
came greatly excited and called the
witness.. Mrs. Susie Robinson, a house
keeper, a liar, it was necessary to re
move her. during the hearing. ;-. ■;,■■■■■■:
"' The Sterling ; girl has told : several
conflicting stories of her actions on
the day the murder .: was committed. It
has -been discovered that she contem
plated going to Chicago with Roberts
and i Drumgold. j The coroner's jury was
unable to fix the responsibility for the
crime.. - .S , k<l . \■ .' : '-_ „ ."
A. «'. Johnson." prize fighter,;who was
arrested in Colfax shortly after mid
night this morning on suspicion he
was Jack Drumgold, or Drumeool, alias
Jack, Dun bar, one of the suspected
murderers" of Cherry de St.; Maurice,
was found not to be Drumgold today.
■r\ Johnson bears i,a" ; strong resemblance
to the missing fighter, however. rHe
was liberated this 'afternoon.. ;, '.■',.'•
n - California and the'entire vest have
been flooded with '"circulars,-telegrams
and descriptions ci San; Roberts, , cafe
entertainer;, and jJacJc.\Drumgold, pugi
list suspected of the murder. t:.
'..-'. ; The inquest, : over the . body of the
woman came ;:t*»; : abrupt - end : -this
morning when Assistant* District, At
torney Atkinson protested .that further
testimony at this time would hamper
the police in .' thVlr. efforts to catch
Drumgold and Roberts. .'." "„.. ■ ■'' _
Members of National Asso
ciation to Banquet Here
Monday Night
Sixteen directors of the Chamber; of
Commerce of the United States will
arrive in San Francisco tomorrow for
the regular quarterly meeting of the
national board. The party will be en
tertained by the local Chamber of
Commerce at the hom.e of President
William T. : Sesnon at Aptos. The vis
itors will be taken through the Santa
Cruz big trees and Santa r Clara valley.
: Business sessions 'of the national
board ; will be held V Monday ; and that
night a banquet will be held in the
Fairmont hotel under direction of the
local chamber, George W. Guthrfe, 4 re
cently • appointed ambassador ,to Japan,
will bel a guest *of o honor. • ■:.;:-."■< ;■• ■-~'■
" President • Sesnon will preside and
Charles C. Moore will deliver i the ad
dress of welcome. sOf the guests 5 Harry
A. Wheeler of Chicago,'; president of the
national board, and A. P. Shapleigrh of
the 'Business Men's ? association *' of * St.
Louis will be speakers, * A. H. Averill.
president' of f the i Portland I Chamber; of
Commerce, arrived yesterday \to % par
ticipate in the meeting: and banquet/ ;
Directors in Los Angeles (
LOS ANGELES, July ■ 11.—Fourteen
directors of the Chamber of Commerce
of the United States, including Presi
dent Harry A. Wheeler of Chicago, ar
rived early today to investigate > com
mercial and industrial conditions on the
coast. ; The committee will remain -here
two days and will 4 then go '; to , San
Francisco and thence to Portland. ;
Rebuilt FlaKililp Will Begin Her Voy.
atte at Suniiet Tomorrow, When
, . Centennial Clo«e«
BttlE, Pa., July 11.—This city's ob
servance of ,; the Perry victory centen
nial neared its close tonight with the
celebrating of carnival nlgrht. Tomor
row, the last: day of the ; celebration,
will be 'given over to an i Industrial
demonstration made ; ! up of {, floats rep
resenting"; the principal ; manufactories.
3 7 During: the day great crowds visited
the ! rebuilt flagship Niagara, which will
begin her voyage % through the great
lakes tomorrow at sunset.!-
N The parade of civic eoeieties in the
afternoon was among the \ most * pleas
ing spectacles iof C the week. Immedi
ately following the V parade came J the
competitive.[drill , : by societies that had
been in line. Then another procession
marched to the dock, where the Niag
ara was presented with a regulation
silk flag. '■"■;:,;.: ~'-' ; i'"'' n : : ':.^\^'r: : .' •'£♦'■!'.'•■■';
Employes Vote I nanlmoualy to Call
Out Workmen
'v; LBSXINGTON, Ky.. July 11.—Follow
ing ■ -a- meeting -of the ;• newly 3 organized
union of street car employes late to
day, Jt was unanimously; voted to call
a strike of all 'employee on the street
car lines of this city beginning at mid
night tonight. The interurban lines
entering this city will also be aff^ted.
Want Stage Employes ,
Union to Grant Easier \
Conditions ■' r' .-.U '
r SEATTLE. July 11.—One hundred
and sixty-three theatrical producers
and; managers of the United States and
Canada today through/their represen
tatives submitted fa> demand for three
concessions to the International Alli
ance 4of theatrical | stage '* employee and
moving- picture operators. The man
agers f insist that hereafter each dis
trict origin of stage employee must
nav ®'**- board of arbitration, the man
agers to provide one member, the
stage employes another, while the
third member is to be- a disinterested
person.,?: The ■ \ managers demand also
that there shall be created '■ a grand
board of arbitration, with headquar
ter* in New y ork city : Th(S managrers
demand; also that i, road crews of the
stage ° employes shall not be compul
.sory when a show Is on the roadless
than va ? month. Heretoforevi managers
producers throughout the United
btates. and Canada have been com
pelled to - carry full stage crews in ad
dition to the regular crews, no mat-;
r ter how long the show was on the
road. ;I;>C ;•?,.;. :■ ; ' ■"•- ;■:.'■ " ■ .-. /-; : ■■
.. T !»e.'.third demand is ; for the rescind
ing of ; the .union rule requiring the em
ployment of stage carpenters with
evevy vaudeville act carrying scenery,
.: lie ,; officers : : ; of the international
union are -said; to ,be 1 opposed to mak
ing any concessions to th- managers.
Operate on Politician
PORTEND. July 11.-Ralph Wil
liams, .national-republican committee-*
man for Oregon, is lying in a local hos
pital, :- baying undergone an operation
for appendicitis yesterday. v /lle is Im
proving rapidly and his physicians have
no fear as to the outcome. :* / ; ;.;
Dogs for Polar Trip : ;
J : NOME. ; Alaska. July 11—Vilhialmur
htetansson 8.- polar exploring "-vessels
will sail for the arctic in about one
week. .Dogs are ? being purchased for :
the expedition, Scotty Allan, the well
i known trainer: and driver of racing I
I doge, acting in an advisory capacity
Dogs will later be picked up also at
Last cape, Siberia, and at Point Bar
row. ; ■-.' : :, • - ■ - ~..' ..-; ■ ■?; '' : . .. ; ,-. ■
Pawned Dead Man's Watch
SPOKANE, July 11.—c. M. Anderson,
alias J. 11. McDonald, who was ar
rested in Colfax, Washington, accused
of the murder Tuesday of B, B. Irwin
lat Grand Junction, Idaho, admitted here
today that he pawned Irwin's watch
and J. revolver shortly after Irwin . v.-as
found dead. Anderson, however, de
nied that he killed Irwin and would'
not offer any explanation as to how
Ihe Rot possession of IrwiiVs property
Andeißon Is a railroad telegraph op
erator and had been sleeping at the
Grand Junction depot, where Jrwin was
agent. :.'?■..,;:■■; ' ■;... . - . *
Widow Denied Damages
, SEATTLE/July 11.—In dismissing the
suit of Mrs. Mary: A. Meese against the
Northern Pacific railroad '-.< for 575,000
damages because her 'husband" was
killed by a railroad ■: locomotive.* while
he was working; In a brewery yard.
United StatesCDistrictVJudge Cushman
made ;a .ruling today that the re
sponsibility, of ; the "third party .when' a
workman Is billed. i Meese "was ttun
ployed'' by the brewery and ■ wan in- i
sured by.,,the. state, "which" collects: a I
fund from all breweries. Judge; Cush- '
man« held ;, that ' Mrs. Meese : Wai en
titled to collect $4,000 from the state's '
insurance fund, but not. from the rail
road or the ' brewery.;':.■" - S|^K^^^^'
Takes Hand in Strike
PORTLAND. July 11.—In a strike at
the fruit packing: plant, of the Oregon
Packing company here, conducted "( for
the last "J 0 days by I. W. W. agitators.
Governor West took a hand this morn-
Ing. The governor plainly told th«
T. W. .W. leaders that .the\ plant would
be protected: by, every means :in the
power of the 'stato and \that the agi
tators would have nothing to say about
the operation of the plant. .•■'■' '
Lost on Mount St. Helens
PORTLAND. July 11. —Forty men
have been s searching the slopes vof
Mount St. Helens in southern Washing
ton for several days for the i bodies of
C. B. Smith and wife of Portland. who
were lost :in: a ; snowstorm on the : peak
last Sunday while ascending the moun
tain with R. S. Carroll and Miss; Bertie
Monroe/also of Portland. It-is feared
that the couple perished long 1 before
this, as they were not supplied with
sufficient equipment and '; provisions to
hold out more than 24 hours. s
Farmer ... Touches . Electric Pump With
I.iiinp: Electrocuted
PORTERVILLE, ; July 11.—While ■ex
! amining , ,a> power-pump by lamplight
j last • night,; L. C. Bergen, ;GO years« old,
a well known farmer, -touched a bare
power, wire with j- the lamp v and s was
electrocuted. //The facts ;developed at
the inquest held today. • , : ' -
BOSTON. July 11.—Albert S. Blgelow,
formerly president of the Osceola Con
solidated Copper Mining company, was
petitioned in bankruptcy in ' the United
States;; court today by the Columbia-
Knickerbocker } Trust •■ company of New
York. The claim of petitioners 'Is
$70,000. .
See Its Wonders
A Day or Night Trip From
San Francisco
tear* Ferry Station 8t.)»:14 A. M. 9:40 P. M.
Leave Oakland (16th 5t.)8:14 A. M. 10:17 P. M.
Arrive El Portal 6:tO P. M. 7:00 A. M.
: (Pullman Sleeping Car on Nifht Train. )
Hound-Trip fare from San Fran- V>% >% __ -#
•'.•'r"•'- <l*«'o, :. ■ Including .';. mtmg* r ?fare.?'. be- 'C".*] *} ;: ' \2i EL * "•'" • '■ lh;
'' : (wren El Portal and Sentinel «P Jbd Adm%J %J ' -
( ..„'Hotel, in center of Park, 14 mile*. ™.T .
Stage fare from Sentinel Hotel to Wawona, v
1 Mariposa Big Trees, 25 miles; and return, $15.
Southern Pacific
," .•' . THE ;i EXPOSITION LINE-1915 < . ■.■■ 4■>
SAN FRANCISCO:- Flood Building;. Palaces Hotel. Ferry Station. -:;\ ' Phone Kearuy rii(jO
'; ,'..."... .' Third tand Town»enU Streets Btatlon.'.'*l , honrCKearn.T- : .lS0. ". v"
v. . . OAKLAND: Broadway and Thirteenth Street.'}sl'honeJOaklaiiU'l62.*-- ;' :.;.-
-"Sixteenth-; Street 1 Station; phone Lakeside 1420. First Street Station; phoue Oakland 7960.
Soldiers at Santa Cruz Called
On to Combat Blaze
V- 1 in Park !;
(Special Dispatch to The Call) . ■.;,..,,-
SANTA CRUZ, July 11—With;; the
temperature *95 'degrees in the shade
the greater part of ; the day, , the gen
! eral routine work lof the camp of
military Instruction was anything but
an easy ; task, even * though the f set
program was ; not as strenuous as that
of the previous days, when the militia
men would wind up ; a hard morning
■with a sham :f battle : and skirmishing-.
This * morning Troop II of the cav
alry, under Captain Moseley, were
> call upon \to fight a grass • flre that
threatened >.- to devastate one of the
"most beautiful parts of Aveaga park.
; r The troopers showed themselves gal
lant flre fighters and had the nre
,well,/* under -control when, the city fire
I department arrived on the scene, ; Cap
! tain Moseley's men. .as \ usual, gave the
I new students of the war game many
I pointers and the militiamen, mounted
;on regular * army steeds, are fast be
coming good horsemen. ; ~ >
r;i In the afternoon the men under Gen
! eral Forbes were permitted 'a few
I hours' respite and the guardsmen made
; the beach their ■ rendezvous.
i '•- The torpedo flotilla was anchored
I off V. the Casino during the day and
i open ? to inspection of visitors. ; '_" : •';•. :V'
j ; This evening the visiting army ami
naval"!officers were entertained 'at a
grand ball at the Casino. ;',
Report Harbor Improve
' ments Appropriation as
Good as Secured
The Richmond industrial commission
yesterday - welcomed home trie dele
gates that had gone a st to present the
new industrial center's claims ; for a fed
eral appropriation for harbor Improve
ments. : - : ■■~>/;■ ■%% ' i
The delegation consisted of 20 boost
ers, and in their honor a luncheon was
given in the Hotel Sutter. /
informal reports of what bad tran
spired at the ? capital ;were made. The
delegates,, through their j spokesmen,
said that the appropriation was as good
as secured. : , 'i.
Major I). W. McLaughliiJ, who orig
inated '.the J plan and headed the delega
tion, was warmly complimented for the
success {attending:; the micron.
"Claude Glgnoux, president of the in
dustrial commission; spoke of the as
pirations of Richmond to ta«*e its place
among the great manufacturing centers
of the Pacific. "*"'■-' ' 4t': : ■'" : - '■'' :^':
; There was a full representation of
these boosters present, including , : •-
; - Clnnde -Gljriionx.' i)n>sl<]*>nt: ' • li. I W. ; Wernse,
weretarr; John 11. N'ichrill, . .7. C. . On-en*. Mc-
Kwpii Brother*, I Bnlilwln I& ■ Unwell. ; .1. W.
Wright & <%>.. B. Srhaplro & Co.. 11. B. Klnney.
.Burg:" Brothers.": , Inc.." Realty »jtiHlo*!». (Hit
noux Brothers, i Inc.. HerbeiWF. I Brown/,J: H.
Xy«*roMj. K. J. J U«-n**iiw>ii. ■«*■*. B. *Thnrman. C.
E. .Bancroft, <;#>or«e.,9. Wall, I), W. McLmlph
lift." W. r.. Brown, J ('. M. Brewery E. N. Tnp-
Boott, (J. W. Smith. Wfßt#Tn: State* (J;;-; mix]
Electric com?an.r,+ Jolin S. Jennlnfrs, H. H. Grif
fin*. Hurry rtls, S. F/irlr-j. W. B. Helflin.
Mis* Krtlth Wilbur,* Oorirr Ellin. A. ,H. Breed;
Chandler, Bourn. & Miller: Point -Richmond.On
n«l and I.nnd company. A. ' ('. Parsons. R. T.
Shannon."Wilbur Investment company, Pr. O." 11.
Blake. P. H. Wulrrn, Mor«man * Keller." Tllelj
mond , Ileal '.Estate- company,; G. W. Cushtng.
Honorary mctnbrrß— M. J. Beaumont, 1. X. Fo«s,
Frank Hull, JoJm F. (Jalrln, F. J. Hulaniski.
John .W.* Morris, , George W.R.rtn.
Man ■ Arreeted for Contempt hr I'njo
Committee Taken Cane to Su
preme . Court
, WASHINGTON. July 11. —Steps to
have the supreme court pass upon the
inquisitorial powers of the money trust
committee; of the last congress, and
eventually the powers of like , com
mittees, were begun j today with an ap
peal by George G. Henry, a New York
banker, : from the : decision of a . New
York federal : court, which refused to
release him from custody on a habeas
corpus proceeding. Henry was In
dicted- and arrested for contempt be
cause he refused to tell the Pujo com
mittee the 1* names of \ 24 bankers who
participated,; in an operation In Cali
fornia petroleum sstock." . ' '[ s v -..' '.:
Retail Organization Klecta Officers
.-, and Appoint* Xeir Commit-.
: ] : , \ '■■ ' ■ '-:': .'.tees -■,■-,-- :- '.-.:' ;■■;,..
The Retail Druggists association has
elected,- these : officers: President. W.
Gnerich: vice : president, W. T. v Clayes;
secretary-treasurer, N. : A Schwartz; ex
ecutive committee, D. R. Reee, C. F.
Stange, .I. ' Beck, ' : L. Harris, E. R. Mc-
Donald, A. , Castleman and H. M. : Dona
hue.":,:./-: "■■/■"■ ,'.-.'>- •••■■. I-'-'. -;_-;:.■■ . '■"■ '■-' .',
Committee appointees are—Member
ship: Dr. W. Clayes, J. ,W. Els tun, *I*
DlNola, G. G. Frisbee, H. A. Gerdes and
T. J. Feely; legislative: D. Rees, li.
Schwartz and K. B. Bowerman. v ■; <-.y
Norwegian Ship Chartered
: ; by Local Men Carried
; Bullion From Mazatlan ,r ;
SAN: DIEGO. July 1 I.— Fears for the
safety iof the Norwegian steamer Jason
are being' entertained •■' by the charter
ers of the ; vessel F. B. Jebsen &* Co.
of San Francisco,; according to advices
here. The Jason .sailed • from a north
ern port June 16 and from Mazatlan
for Guaymas Juiae 6. Operators at
the .navy ; wireless* station at Point
Loma said last, night that they had
received no message from Captain- Tiar
sen reporting the Jason's position" and
that the cruiser Pittsburgh and supply
ship Glacior. anchored , off Guaymas.
have been unable to get In communica
tion with tbc ship. , ~
7 It Is reported that rebels have been
operating In the gulf of California,
equipped .with a rapid flre n and that
the Jason has fallen into their hands.
The steamer Hi** the Norwegian flag,
but the fact , that it usually carries sev
eral hundred thousand:-dollars .worth
of i bullion ' north each voyage may have
tempted the rebels to seize the craft.
Fears are also entertained ■ for the
safety of '■; the steamer JBenlio-/Juarez,
which sailed 1 from • Mazatlan yesterday
bound for this port. The Benlto's
schedule calls for stops at Guaymaf.
and it usually carries a heavy shipment
of gold.
Fln»t of $12,000,000 Wnl<* Will- Be
Collected In Paid Into Treasury)
•\-.' Delinquent Anguit 18 : .
SACRAMENTO. a July 11*—Corpora
tions • doing ; business . in • California,
which, under the constitution, are as
sessed by the ■ state board of equaliza
tion to ' pay the expenses of j maintain
ing , the state government, began ;to
pay into the state treasury today their
annual tax for the fiscal year which
ends June 30. 1914.
About I $12,000,000 , will .be collected
from this 1 source, | according: \.. to > the
board of j equalization figures.
' The tax is collected under the new
scale ; which increases the rates, pro
vided for by the last state legisla
ture. The tax becomes delinquent Au
gust 18. ; • '. ■■;-': t " : ;: r ..;^^::
Exercise* Villi Be Held to Celebrate
Company's Improvement*
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(Special Dispatch" to The Call)
SACRAMENTO,- July 11.—The formal "
opening of the new "Western Pacific
shops In this city will be held tomor
row afternoon and city and county of
ficials and officers of the railroad will
participate In the ceremonies. Speeches
will be delivered by President Car
michael of the Chamber of Commerce,
President M. J. Burke of the city com
mission. Chairman James Kelly of the
supervisors and C. M. Levy, general
j manager of the railroad. . - r
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