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Highest Temperature Yesterday, 76. Lowest Sunday
Mght, 56. For Details of the Weather See Page 7.
Nevada sent 3,537 fine ounces
of gold to the San Francisco
mint during the month of July.
VOLUME 114.—N0. 80.
Thirty-three Passengers and
Seven Members of the
Crew of the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company's Iron
Steamer State of California
Perish When the Vessel
Strikes Uncharted Rock in
Gambier Bay, Sinking in
Short Space of 3 Minutes
Wireless Call Is Heard by
the Jefferson, Southbound,
Which Turns Back to Res
cue Survivors, Who Had
Taken to Small Boats and
Life Rafts—Forty-three of
the Surviving Passengers
Leave Juneau for Seattle
on Steamer Northwestern
SF.ATTI.K. Ang. IS Fifty-four pas
"*nefm who nailed from Seattle on the
«t»te of California laat Wednesday
night were hooked for Juneau and
Skagway, and presumably were on the
ship when she struck a rock in (.am
bier hay, Alaska. Sunday morning-.
Twenty-two passengers ■were taken on
board at Prince Rupert, Ketchikan.
Petersburg. Wrangell nnd other points,
making a total of 76 passengers. Forty
three passengers ivrrr rescued and
taken to Juneau hy the steamship Jef
feraon, leaving 33 who probably have
perished. Seven of the crew are dead,
making the total dead 40.
These figures of the number of pas
sengers are given hy the Pacific Coast
Steamship company.
t». C. Perkins, the chief wireless op
erator, who is among the lost, was the
■on of a wealthy San Francisco family.
He took np the study of wireless be
cause of the opportunities it afforded
for adventure and a chance to see the
JUNEAU. Alaska. Aug. 18.—Twenty
five or more passengers and seven mem
bers of the crew of the Pacific Coast
Steamship company's Iron steamer State
of California perished at 8:30 o'clock
Sunday morning In Gambler bay, 90
miles south of Juneau, when the vessel
struck an uncharted rock and sank in
three minutes, with many passengers
Imprisoned in their staterooms.
The steamship left Seattle last Wednes
day night for Skagway and way ports.
Travel to the north is unusually heavy
on account of the stampede to the Shu
thanna gold field.
The purser lost all of his records, and
it is not possible to give a complete list
of the missing.
A great hole was torn in the bottom
of the State of California.
The vessel and cargo, mail and ex
press are a total loss. The ship was
valued at $400,000.
A number of horses for use on the
Shushanna trail were on the vessel.
The steamship Jefferson of the Alaska
Steamship company, southbound, heard
the wireless call of the sinking steam
ship and turned back to rescue the sur
vivors, who had taken to small boats
and life rafts.
Ten of the passengers had suffered so
severely from exposure that it was
necessary to take them to a hospital in
Juneau for treatment.
Miss Lillian Ward died after being
taken off a life raft.
The dead whose bodies have been
recovered are:
Mrs. A. Blrnbaum.
Mrs. Stella Reardan.
Rev. John Vanderlass.
Mrs. Clara Vanderlass.
Miss Lillian Ward, Seattle, daughter
of Edward C. Ward, assistant manager
Pacific Coast Steamship company.
Mrs. Nellie B. Ward, mother of Miss
Pour unidentified women.
Following Is a partial list of the
missing, who are believed to be dead:
Mis* Anne I-. Caasidj.
Miss May Dtxon.
W. A. Dyer.
Blanche Frldd.
Minette E. Harlan.
[.ester F. Hobro, manager of the Pa
cific Coast Steamship company's office
in San Francisco.
J. Holman.
Miss Alice Johnson.
Lillian B. Norman.
Mck Plttulas.
Miss Reardan.
Mrs. C. E. Spit hill and child.
Ben A. Wade.
Miaa WUson.
Following is a list of the passengers
who were saved:
L. Ferris, W. H. Daniel, Albert Gyb-
Continued on Page 2, Column 5
Magnate Falls Under Train
Actress Provides First Aid
Mrs. A. P. Moore (Lillian
Russell) and Theodore P.
Shonts, nurse and victim in
French railroad accident.
Vessel Blocked for Two Days
Off Santa Monica Coast by
Living Bank
(Special Dispatch to The Call*
LOS ANG ELKS. Aug. 18.—The "lum
ber schooner Azalea, which arrived at
San Pedro today, reported that for the
last two days she had been held up in
midchannel off the Santa Monica coast
by jellyfis'.i, or "Portuguese men of
war," as th«> sailors term the fish.
At first the schooner met ju~t a few,
then more and within a few hours hun
dreds of acres of the flabby things
were seen in every direction and all
progress was stopped.
Finally the wind came up and the
schooner was able to cut her way
through with considerable mortality to
the "men of war."
Collector J. O. Davis and Surveyor Jus-
tus Wardell Take Oatha of
Respective Offices
J. O. Davis was sworn in as collector
of the port by Judge M. T. Dooling
yesterday in the United States court.
He will take over the office this morn
ing at 10 o'clock from Frederick S.
Justus S. Wardell took the oath of
office as surveyor of the port.
During the afternoon he had a con
ference with Deputy Surveyor Charles
A. Stephens.
j Attorney General Recognizes Glynn as
Governor Pending Impeachment
ALBANY, N. V., Aug. 18.—Lieutenant
Governor Martin H. Glynn Is the lawful
chief executive of New York state,
pending the outcome of Impeachment
proceedings against Governor Sulzer,
according to an official opinion ren
dered today by Attorney General
Thomas Carmody to Secretary of State
Mitchell May. Mr. Carmody holds that
the assembly was within Its rights in
Instituting impeachment proceedings at
an extraordinary session.
Valuable Feathers Stolen From Store of
Mrs. J. Lynch and From Stark's,
Both In Market Street
Two millinery stores in Market street
were entered by the "window break
ing burglar" early yesterday morning.
Many reports of the activity of the
burglar have been made to the police.
The store of Mrs. J. Lynch, 916 Mar
ket street, was entered and feathers
worth J139 stolen. A brick was thrown
against a large plate glass window.
The same methods were used In
stealing plumes and feathers valued at
$146 from Stark's millinery store, 987
Market street.
Martial Law Rigidly Maintained and
Strict Cenaorahlp Prevails
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Aug. 18.
Martial law is being rigidly enforced
in Nicaragua and the Diaz administra
tion has established a strict censor
ship over all criticism of the govern
ment's acts. The proposed treaty be
tween the United States and Nicaragua,
as drafted by Sec etary of State Bryan,
was rejected August 2 by the senate
committee on foreign relation*
THE San Francisco CALL
"The People's Newspaper"
Theodore P. Shonts Thrown
Under Moving Cars From
Station Platform in
And Lillian Russell Binds
Up His Injuries in
PARIS, Aug. 18.—Theodore P. Shonts
of New York, president of the Inter
borough Rapid Transit company, had a
narrow escape from death today when
he fell beneath a moving railway train
at Le Breuil.
A bystander who saw him fall pulled
Mr Shonts from beneath the wheels
just in time to save the New Yorker
from being run over. As it was, Mr.
Shonts' hands and legs were badly cut,
but tonight he appeared to be little the
worse for his misadventure.
When the accident occurred the train
was stopped and Mrs. A. P. Monre
(Lillian Russell, the American actress),
who was a passenger and had a first
aid outfit with her, alighted and
bandaged up Mr. Shonts' hurts.
Mr. Shonts was on his way from
Deuville to Paris, and when the train
stopped at Le Breuill he alighted for a
stroll on? the station platform. In en
deavoring to return to his compartment
Mr. Shonts had difficulty In opening the
door. He was tugging at the handle
when the train started, causing him to
lose his balance and fall upon the
tracks. A man standing nearby reached
down and pulled him to safety.
After his injuries had been dressed
Mr. Shonts came on to Paris.
Superintendent of Kings County Schools
for 11 Years Must Defend
Her Position
HANFORD. Aug. 18.—The first recall
election ever called against a woman
county official in California will be held
in Kings county September 26 to deter
mine whether Mrs. N. E. Davidson shall
retain the office of county superintend
ent of schools, a position she has held
for 11 years. The date was fixed to
day by the board of supervisors.
The recall election is an outgrowth
of the case of Thomas J. Roesman, for
mer principal of the Hanford high
school, who was charged with Immoral
and unprofessional conduct, and whose
teacher's certificate was revoked by the
county board of education, of which
Mrs. Davidson is secretary ex officio.
Supervisors Authorise Purchase With
CJeary Railway Surplus
A resolution was adopted by the su
pervisors yesterday permitting the in
vestment of the $300,000 surplus In
the Geary street railway construction
fund in municipal bonds. The treas
urer was authorized to use the money
to purchase $12,000 school bonds, $30,
--000 hospital bonds and any other bonds
that mature on or before July 1, 1914.
This enables the city to divert the
railway surplus to other municipal
works, the bonds for which could not
be sold readily.
Prisoner Who Bathes In Fountain
Identified as Kidnaper
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.—Pat Crowe,
the kidnaper of the noted Cudahy, was
positively identified today in the gov
ernment hospital for the insane, where
he was confined after being sentenced
to 30 days as a vagrant for bathing
in a park fountain. The police doubted
his sanity because he said he was
STATE IS WORTH $80,000,000
Assets of Commonwealth Found to Be
».renter Than Ever Before
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 18.—The state
of California was richer at the close
of business today than ever before. It
was estimated by Treasurer Roberts
and the controller that the cash and
property assets of the commonwealth
aggregated $80,000,000."
Control Board Saves Bonus on San
Francisco Improvement Issue
SACRAMENTO. Aug. 18.—The state
board of control bought $500,000 of
San Francisco harbor bonds today. This
step was taken to save the state $50,000
in commission, or bonus, that had been
appropriated by the legislature to stim
ulate sale of low interest bonds.
Government Will Facilitate Court Ac
tion Initiated by Japanese
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.—The United
States will facilitate a court test of
tjhe California anti-alien land law, but
the initiative must come from some
aggrieved Japanese representative.
President Wilson let it be known today
that such was the status of the situa
Provisional President Deliv
ers Ultimatum Demanding
Action in Few Hours—
He Rejects American Over
tures for Peaceful Solution
of Strife—He Reiterates
He Will Brook No Inter
ference, Even if Friendly—
Lind Transmits His Note
Peremptory Rejoinder Is Un
officially Received in Wash
ington — Officials Confer
Following Refusal of Me
diation—Wilson Is Disap
pointed—Today He Will
Publish Suggestion to Mex
ico—Lifting of Embargo
on Arms Is Considered
MEXICO CITY, Aug. Provisional
President Huerta and John Lind, the
personal representative of President
Wilson, were In conference at a late
hour during the night following the
report that President Huerta wonld
give the United State* until midnight
to recognise his administration, under
threat of severing all relations. The
nature of the conference waa unre
vealed, s but It was characterised as cor
MEXICO CPrV. Au:. *1* Mexicans
close to Huerta declare that it would
not surprise them If Huerta waa pre
pared to go to the point of handing
their passports to the embassy at
taches and signifying to John Lind and
Dr. William Bayard Hale, another
American government representative In
Mexico, that their presence In the re
public is undesirable. An official said
that "Mexico fully realized the gravity
of her action and the possibilities that
might ensue In case the United States
refused to recognize the republic.
MEXICO CITY. Aug. 18.—The United
States government has been given until
midnight tonight by President Huerta
to recognize Mexico, it Is officially
The government Is not specific in the
public announcement as to what course
then will be pursued, but it is under
stood that it means the severing of
all relations between the two coun
Replying today to President Wilson's
note, which was recently delivered to
the Mexican government through for
mer Governor John Lind, Huerta re
fuses mediation in the Mexican situa
tion or any similar suggestion by a
foreign government Mr. Lind has for
warded General Huerta's answer to
Washington and Is awaiting a reply.
President Huerta In his reply told
the United States that he would tol
erate no Interference, even though that
interference might be characterized as
friendly mediation. The character of
the reply of Washington to President
Huerta's note will determine the next
action In the International drama.
All those connected with the Amer
ican embassy refused to admit the re
ceipt of the note and that it had been
sent was not admitted officially by the
Mexican government. At the embassy
there was an evident desire to appear
optimistic, and one was led to believe
that Mr. Lind still hoped for a con
tinuation of negotiations. Those fa
miliar with the workings of the Mexi
can administration expressed doubt as
to the government again opening the
subject for discussion.
President Huerta's failure to live up
to what was regarded as the spirit of
his recent note, In which he said Mr.
Lind would be regarded as persona non
grata if he did not bring to Mexico the
proper credentials, together with recog
nition of the republic by the United
States, had caused the public to be
lieve there was a possibility that he
intended to receive with favor, in part
at least, the suggestions of the Wash
ington administration.
WASHfNGTOX, Aug. 18.—Adminis
tration officials were puzzled late to_
night when they received the an
nouncement through press dispatches
that Provisional President Huerta had
delivered an ultimatum demanding
Continued on Page 2, Column 4 I
"An Independent Newspaper"
No Trace of Matteawan Fugitive
Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw, mother of escaped Matteawan patient,
and Evelyn Nesbit' Thaw, his wife.
Agreement Signed and Ef
fective at Once Is Vic
tory for Mediation by
the Government '""HI
By the signing of an agreement last
night granting the principal demands
of the men, the threatened strike of
5,000 locomotive engineers, firemen,
conductors and brakemen on the
Southern Pacific, comprising virtually
the entire operating force of the rail
road, has been averted. The agree
ment will go into effect at once.
Mediation by the federal govern
ment In 10 days, through the efforts
of G. Wallace W. Hanger, assistant
commissioner of mediation and concili
ation, brought about the settlement,
which was Satisfactory both to the
four labor organizations represented
and to the Southern Pacific. At the
same time a victory was won for me
diation as a method of settling indus
trial disputes.
Two points were at Issue and nearly
96 per cent of the employes voted to
strike. The men demanded the recog
nition of the right of seniority in
steam service to apply to electric roads
as well and the privilege of being rep
resented by committees from the gen
eral Southern Pacific system in matters
pertaining to drawing up schedules of
pay and rules concerning working con
As the new agreement stands, steam
engineers, firemen and trainmen who,
by right of seniority, could obtain
steam road vacancies, provided they
qualified in examinations, may get posi
tions in the electric service in the same
manner. This Is qualified to provide
for safety In operation. The rates of
steam road pay will be extended to
electric roads.
The agreement was signed by E. E.
I Calvin for the Southern Pacific, T. A.
Gregg for the Order of Railway Con
ductors, R. Mclntyre for the Order of
RaUroad Trainmen, M. E. Montgomery
for the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers and also for the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemen and Engine
men, since this last organization had
no grand officer present-
New Yorker, Gypaiee' Victim. Mourned
mm Dead, Restored to Parenta
SISSONVILLE, N. V., Aug. 18.—Fred
erick Brosseau, 24 years old, who was
kidnaped nearly 17 years ago, has been
restored to his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Brosseau of Sissonville. They had
long mourned him as dead.
Fair today; moderately warm; light north winds.
J y p.. indicate a
§ continuation of ~ tfie building
\ | acifvity
' ■
Enver Bey, Despite Denials,
Plans to Increase Adrian
ople Garrison to 400,
--000 Men
LONDON. Aug. 18.—The situation be
tween Bulgaria and Turkey is becom
ing critical.
Prince Said Halim, the Turkish grand
vizier, admits that the Turks have oc
cupied Demotica, 25 miles south of
Adrianople, and other strategic points
on the right bank of the Maritza river,
but he explains this was done only for
the protection of the railway, which
runs along the stream.
Said Halim denies that the Turks
have occupied Dedeaghatch, the ter
minus of the railroad on the gulf of
Enos, or that they are advancing on
Gumuljina, about 25 miles to the north
The porte has not the slight
est intention of abandoning Adrian
ople, where Enver Bey has an army
of 250,000 troops, which soon will be
increased to 400,000.
Despite official denials, it appears
only too probable that the Turks are
projecting, if they have not already be
gun, the advance against Bulgaria, a
note of protest against which the Bul
garian government presented to the
foreign legations in Sofia Sunday.
This note said the Turks had advanced
to a point 45 miles west of the Maritza
river and were marching toward Kir
jali and Gumuljina.
The populace of Athens gave King
Constantino a tremendous ovation on
his return to the capital today.
Penniless in New York, San Franciscan
Drinks Poison
NEW YORK, Aug. 18.—"I've tried to
get work, but there was no way out ex
cept disgrace. I want to die. A poor
girl can't be good in New York," said
Elizabeth Heath, an 18 year old orphan,
as she swallowed poison in view of a
crowd in Stuyvesant park tonight. She
has a chance for life. The girl said her
mother died in San Francisco last March.
Pneumonia Develops and Doctor Says
Condition Is Critical
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 18 —Following a
consultation held today by Drs. E. M.
Wilder and G. E. Twitchell, it was an
nounced that State Controller Nye's
condition was critical and "eminently
unsatisfactory." Pneumonia has devel
oped. Opiates have been administered
this afternoon and'evening.
Authorities of United States
and Canada on Watch for
Madman Who Fled Mat
teawan — Warrant Issued
Charging Conspiracy With
Guard, an Extraditable Of
fense—Officials Seek to
Avoid Coup by Which
Chaloner Got His Liberty
NEW YORK, Aug. 18.—Midnight to
night marked the fortieth hour of
Harry K. Thaw's freedom, and the po
lice of the United States and Canada
had not picked up his trail.
They seek him not as the slayer of
Stanford White or as an escaped luna
tic, but on a warrant Issued in Pough
keepsie today charging him with con
spiring with the aged keeper, Howard
Barnum, and the five men who man
aged the asylum delivery. On such a
technicality does New York state base
its hope of bringing about the fugi
tive's return. Both factions of the
double barreled government In Albany
have promised rigid investigations and
the exertion of every effort to bring
about his capture.
Thaw's seclusion today and tonight
was absolute. Out of the cloud of dust
which swirled in the wake of the black
automobile bearing him and his lib
erators from Matteawan yesterday
morning nothing tangible had come,
except a laconic letter from Thaw him
self, assuring his aged mother In New
York that he desired rest and would
In due time join her at the Thaw coun
try place, Elmhurst. near Cresson, Pa.
The letter to Mrs. Thaw was post
marked "New York, August 17, 12 m..
station O." Inside on a long slip of
paper was Thaw's communication writ
ten in pencil. It ran as follows:
"All well. Shall take a rest before
going to Elmhurst, as I might be asked
for interviews and do not wish to re
fuse, yet do not care to make any
statements. Hope M. and G*. (Mr. and
Mrs. George Lauder Carnegie) arrive
safe and that you will go home to
"Have sent a short note to, the Jour
nal. H. K. T."
The fugitive had apparently Intended
sending the message by telegraph as
a night letter, for it was so marked.
He changed his mind, however, and
gave it to some one to mail for him.
Whoever did this addressee? it in Ink, a
scrawly, unlettered hand.
In giving out the letter Mrs. Thaw
explained that it was her son's hand
writing and for that reason she knew
that it had come from him.
In obedience to this plan Mrs. Thaw
purposes to start for Cresson tomor
row morning.
Happy, girlish almost, in her joy,
Mrs. Thaw exhibited the hastily
scrawled note from the son whose
escapades have cost the family a mil
lion, and added that whatever Harry
did would meet with her approval.
This in view of his announced inten
tion of entering Pennsylvania, gave
basis to the belief that Thaw was pre
paring to take his case before the
courts of that state and relying on the
kink in American laws relative, to the
insane charged with no crime to op
pose extradition and duplicate in Penn
sylvania, if possible, the course of John
Armstrong Chaloner In Virginia.
It was In anticipation of such a move
that the New York authorities caused
the warrant to be sworn out In Pough
keepsie. Conspiracy, according to the
district attorney of Dutchess county,
constitutes an extraditable offense.
Close associates of the family Indi
cated tonight that the groundwork of
a legal fight fn Pennsylvania had al
ready been laid. Dr. Brltton D. Evans,
the alienist who testified in Thaw's be
half at the murder trials, held a tele
phone conference with Mrs. Thaw this
afternoon and it was s£ld that he
would accompany her to Pennsylvania.
There are to be conferences with coun
sel and meantime, it is understood,
Thaw Is to remain In hiding.
Figuratively, as well as literally.
Thaw left behind him only a cloud of
Dutchess county dust. Rumors of his
passage, descriptions of black automo
biles, tales of yacht boardings in Long
Island sound, speckled the day's news,
The yacht Endymion of George Lau
der Jr., a distant relative of the Thaw*

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