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PASSENGERS PRAY WHILE CYCLONE TOSSES SHIP Transport Logan Weathers Fearful Storm at Sea for Seven Hours — CAPTAIN AND OFFICERS LASHED TO THE BRIDGE VVireiess Dismantled and /Everything Movable Swept Away During Gale •The army transport Logan, which ' thrived ' yesterday from the Phtlip ' -pines"witji a Jarge number of passen . giers,' was in.trie grip of a fearful cy • clonic-tempest September 2 for about •'! seven--hours. Captain Williams and -hla Officers had to lash themselves on .. .tfrre' bridge and the passengers, clad fn Jlfe preservers and in fear of death, 'f>pent the- time in prayer. The wlre '.• loss was dismantled, awnings and ventilators were torn from their fas ". -itenings, lifeboats were battered Into • useless junk and cabins were flooded. • : -'The storm came out of a clear sky. " Sff came on the wings of a sudden and terrific wind, laid the troopship on its beam ends and beat the placid ';.-f»cean Into a white lather. It lasted for seven hours and stirred up a sea "bo tremendous that in spite of the ■ liberal us>e of oil, green waves swept ' Jthe ship from end to end. The seas that swept the decks wrought havoc, and when the storm fcad passed it was found that prac tically everything movable had been either washed overboard or twisted Into uselessness. The strangest thing about the storm was that, although the-ship was* crowded, not a soul on board was Injured. ... The .Pacific Mail liner Nile was on '.'.jthe edge .of the same storm, but the " Only "inconvenience suffered was that 'en account of the vessel's heavy roll ' \f\g a 'dance scheduled for that even -•ln'g had to be called off. .' : '.' .The .Logan brought home the body nf the late Captain George HL Pierce. once marine superintendent of the -'•'transport service and recently master :t>f.-.the transport I»ix. Pierce was etrjokeji with apoplexy while the DJ* Wag..at Olongapo and died on board ; the Logan at Nagasaki. 50 GIRLS TO DRAG ONE GIANT TROWEL Novel Feature Will Be Part of , Y. W. C. A. Ground Break \-'r. ing at New Building ■ ••••Tugging on a long rope, attached * to/an enormous trowel, 50 young girls .. fcbilding to be erected at the corner '. of Fifteenth and "Webster streets. . Oakland. The girls will be attired tn, pure white costumes. • f. The ceremonies of the breaking of 4 f?ri>cnd for the edifice will be etmpVe • and- will follow an automobile parade . f'fom the old building at Fourteenth from Mayor Frank K. Mott, the first BP.su.eful of earth will be turned by ' association. The giant trowel, pulled * try 50 young girls, will complete the .jrfaund breaking. * UNION LABORITES START CAMPAIGN The' union labor party will hold a rtlly this evening, as its initial step In ■•the present primary campaign. at< Maennerbund hall In Twenty-fourth lagher as principal "** •"Michael Casey will be the chairman 'of the' evening. Most of the candl • dates on the union labor ticket will be present and address the meeting. S: .. —-—I — Poultry Keeping in Piedmont Jail Crime ! * afehlonable Piedmont, tlie of ■the- e,lite on the east side of the bay. "has placed a ban on all domestic : fowl. • • "thickens, ducks and pigeons must |"he.l»ept within a substantial enclosure or 'their owners will be subject to a fine of $100 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term of two months. The new ordinance will go into effect September 21 and there Is consider able activity in the building of pigeon coops and hen houses. GIRL TO BE ENGINEER Miss Willa Clair Cloys, daughter of a Kansas <'ity merchant, is the only wonfan at the University of California Who is studying civil engineering. She is in a < lass with two men, Waldo D. 'Waterman and W. It. Parker, who r.re specializing in railroad building, and with them she uses the surveyor's tools. "They tried lo dissuade me," she said. "But now lam enrolled, and I R. A. White, the Instructor of the class, speaks highly of Miss Cloys' aptitude for her chosen course. BURGLAR FAILS TO ENTER In response to a police whistle 0» --cer Thomas Slattery went to the home of Mrs. A. Baker, 3144 Twenty-first street, early this morning and was informed that she had heard a noise on the back porch and had found a man trying to break In. He had gone when the patrolman arrived. GIRLS HURT IN FIGHT Dorothy Kelly and '. Kthel Retd, dance hall girls, living at the Seville, apartments. Page and Octavia, were found In their rooms this r.-orning bleeding from several .wounds on the head and face. The police believe the girls quarreled and fought. EMPRESS FEATURES SEEN BY CARTOONIST FOR THE CALL With the Kennedys in some cyclonic dancing as the opener, a whirlwind bill held the stage at the Empress for two and a half hours yesterday and proved snappy enough to hold the close interest of a big crowd right down to the moist and dainty finish, gracefully achieved by Misses Morecraft and Caudreau. "His Nerve" proved a well handled playlet after the Raffles" type. May Ward sang up to her usual form. Klein Brothers, as German ad mirals, the four Manning sisters in songs, Clark and McCullough as tramps and the Hawai ian "Nainoa," with his guitar, filled in the balance of the program acceptably. OPIUM PROBLEM CONFRONTS SENATE Legislation Regulating' Illicit Drug Traffic Pending; Will Drive Out Improper Use VICTOR ELLIOTT WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.—A1l trade In opium and allied narcotics, except when destined for medical purposes, will soon be placed under the bar of law, if legislation now before the United States senate be passed. This legislation marks the highest point yet attained by the world in its ef fort to drive out the use of opium and similar narcotics admitted to have a demoralizing effect upon the user. Moreover, according to Hamil ton Wrigiit, who made an extensive report to the department of state on tbe deliberations of the second in ternational conference on the opium trade, held at The Hague, July 1 of this year, the latest campaign against the opium trade has risen afresh as a result of tho aggressive measures taken by the United States after- it acquired the Philippine Islands. "Those who see no good In the American occupation of the Islands,", wrote Mr. Wright, "should take com fort out of the fact that because the I'nited States, too, had a vast problem there, it gave new life to the anti opium movement and took the Initial step to raise the Indo-Chinese opium question from its narrow national confines and place it squarely before the International world for discussion and final settlement." 10 \ ATIOVS IIOI.IJ OUT All hut 10 nations of the world have agrePd to sign a convention pro hibiting the opium traffic, except where tbe narcotic is destined for medical use. This is the outcome of an International conference on opium held in Shanghai in 1909, and of two International conferences held within the last three years at The Hague. The 10 nations which are standing oat against signtng the convention are Austria - Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece. Montenegro, Norway, Peru, Roumania. Servla, Sweden, Switzer land. Turkey and Uruguay, although Peru and Uruguay during the con ference informed representatives of the United States that they would ?ign the pact. A bill carrying the convention into effect has been passed by the house of representatives of the United States, and it is considered probable that this measure will pass the sen ate, perhaps before thf conclusion of the present special session. The opium traffic is a world prob lem. It has been a source of inter national trouble ever since 1767, when dive, as general for the British East India company, won the battle of Plassy and opened up officially the traffic in the drug between India and \ \ST OJ A NTITY IMPORTED According to tiie report of the Shanghai conference, about 550,000 THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1913. pounds of opium are used Illicitly in the United States each year. The medicinal needs of the United States are placed at 100,000 pounds per an num. The supply is derived from Turkey, where the product contains a specially hlgrh percentage of mor phia, and from China the Portuguese colony of Macao. JOVIANS HEAR WOODHEAD William Woodhead, national presi dent of the Associated Advertising Clubs of America, will address the Electrical Development and Jovian league at its meeting and luncheon Tuesday at Talt's. W. W. Hanscom will preside. . * NAVIGATION GLASS GETS NEW DEVICES Devioscope and Sphereoscope for Students of Ship Sailing Art The board of education lias author ized the purchase of a devioscope and a pphereoscope for the use of the pub lic navigation class, which meets every night In the ferry postofflce building. J. T. McMillan, who has charge of this class. Is nautical expert at the branch hydrographlc offlce of the navy. He Is a graduate of the naval academy at Annapolis, which Is fa mous for turning out the best naviga tors in the world. The board estab lished the class a few years ago as an experiment. It is now an institution that enjoys the respect of the ship ping community. Instruction Is free and the pupils include sailormen who have qualified as navigators by rule of thumb, but have the laudable am bition to acquire a more thorough un derstanding of the science; yachts men, members of the state naval mili tia and mere landsmen who are suffi ciently interested In mathematics to seek light on one of its most interest ing branches. The devioscope, which is being made in the east, is a model of a ship and will be used to explain the art of compensating the compass. The use of the sphereoscope Is to familiarize students with the Imaginary circles used in nautical astronomy. RICHMOND SEEKS WATER SUPPLY IN SAN JOAQUIN Engineers have been ordered to In vestigate and report on the acqui sition of a San Joaquin valley water supply for the Richmond municipal water system proposed for the city and adjacent country. The movement was ordered by directors of the Rich mond municipal water district, who think such a supply is feasible and will cost little. The San Pablo canyon supply was rejected as inadequate. The S.in Joaquin project includes an intake and filtering plant above Antioch, on the San Joaquin river, with a pipe line between Antioch and the reservoir site in the San Pablo canyon near Richmond. The plan Is estimated to supply 10,000,000 gallons daily. ' _ ... RACES OF CLASS FOR EXPOSITION Secretary Kelley Declares the Leading Horsemen of United States Will Be Here — F. W. Kelley, secretary of the Pan ama-Pacific International exposition race meetings of 1915. has turned over to Comptroller Rodney S. Durkee of the exposition $8,681 as entry fees for the summer race meetings to be held In June. 1915. Entries for the meeting closed last Wednesday. Prince Ypsllanti of Austria has al ready sent'his nominations. Those who made their nominations before Wednesday paid an entry fee of 1 per cent, or $200. The four $20,000 events are of the intermittent closing plan, and with each closing date the entrance fees increase until at the final closing date. June 1. 1915, full 5 per cent, or $1,000, will be asked of those entering at that time. PROMINENT F.NTRIES Among the prominent entries are the International Horse Farm com pany, owner of the famous Dan Patch; Sterling R. Holt. George Es terbrook of Denver, R. J. McKenzie, S. C Kinney, the Hornet stock farm and I. L. Borden. Following is a 71st of the early closing guaranteed stakes for the summer meeting: No. 17—2:10 class, trotting, $20,000. No. 33—2:06 class, pacing, $20,000. No- 4—Two year olds, trottlne $2,000. *' No. 28—Three year olds, trottln* $5,000. 8l No. 22—Two year olds, pacing. $2,000 No. 10—Three year olds, pacing $3,000. Early closing guaranteed stakes for the fall meeting: No. 2—2:10 class, trotting, 820,000. No. 39—2:06 class, pacing, COLT STAKES Conditions for colt stakes—Horses to be named with entry; entrance fee 1 per cent, to accompany nominaiions September 1, 1913; 1 per cent Jarmary 2, 1915, and 3 per cent June 1, 1915. Condition for $20,000 stakes entrance fee —Entries made September 1, I9in, $200 to start. Entries made April 1, 1914, $400 to start. Entries made Jan uary 2, 1915. $600 to start. Entries made June L 1915, $1,000 to start. McGROARTY TALK TODAY John Steven McOroarty, author of "The Mission Play," will repeat the lecture delivered at the University of California and Stanford university on "The Romantic History of California today at 4 o'clock p. m. In Knights of Columbus hall under direction of the Catholic Professional Women's club. JURYMAN HIESTER ESCAPES LEGAL CONTEMPT Federal Prosecutors Drop Case Against Caminetti Talesman Who Criti cised Verdict PUBLIC PILLORY IS DEEMED SUFFICIENT Perjury Case Against Diggs and Harris Will Reach Jury Tomorrow William A. Iliester, whose remarks as a juryman In the case of F. Drew Oamlnettl resulted In his dismissal from the federal court panel as "unfit" by Judge William C. Van Fleet, need not worry about any future prosecu tion. Matt I. Sullivan and Theodore Roche, special prosecutors, decided today not to press a charge of con tempt against the Juryman. When Judge Van Fleet censured Hlester he told him he thought his actions a serious contempt, but left the matter of filing charges with the government's special probers. "I do not think the matter worth bothering with. It has been a good teacher as It is," said Sullivan. "Public contempt for the man Is sufficient punishment for him," sara Roche. The trial of Maury I. Diggs and Charles B. Harris, a Sacramento at torney, for conspiracy to suborn per jury, a development of the Dlggs- Camlnetti elopement, will be com pleted Tuesday. The cross examina tion of Harris will bo finished in half an hour. Mrs. Harris will testify In behalf of her lawyer husband* She will be the last witness. Her story will be that on the day Miss Barton came to Mr. Harris' office at the request of Diggs she was with Mr. Harris, and her husband was In and out of the office several times while the conversation between Diggs and Miss Barton was going on. Each side will have an hour for ar guments. A verdict will be returned Tuesday night. The maximum penalty under the charge Is two years' Im prisonment. Diggs and Camlnettl will be sen tenced Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. It. is likely Judgment will be passed In all three of the cases at the same time. Marshall Woodworth. of counsel for the defense, said the bill of ex ceptions and motion for new trL«.l for Diggs and Camtnetti wll be ready Wednesday. Another postponement of the sentencing is not likely. Another Clew Found In Auto Death Case Detectives have found still another lead toward the discovery of the per. son who ran down Mrs. Gale Dooley In an automobile on tho great high way and killed her the morning of September 6. Harry Gill, a carpenter living at 2408 Fifteenth street, reports that early on the morning of September 8 he saw a crippled automobile mov ing slowly south in Sanchez street near Market. Gill gave the number of the car as 26050, assigned under state records to D. Howard, 3541 Eighteenth street. U. C. WILL NOT RECORD ECLIPSE TONIGHT The eclipse of. the moon tonight, which will be visible generally throughout North America, will not be recorded by the observatory at the University of California on Mount Hamilton. The eclipse, according to Prof. Russell T. Crawford, will occur so late In the night that only im perfect observations could be ob tained. Astronomers here will depend on other observatories for results. PHONE YOUR WANTS To the Evening Call. Auk the oper ator for Kearny NH. Your order will receive prompt and careful attention. I Mens Shirts Now showing complete assortment, comprising all the leading makes. For day wear the French cuff is still as popular as the ' starch cuff. For evening wear we of fer the Tango, a soft fine pleat shirt—also the ever popular starch Pique. HASTINGS CLOTHING CO. Post and Grant Aye. FIVE MINUTES saved at meal time may mean indigestion before bed time. Cure it quickly with a dose of Beecham's Pills Hold Kvery-rrhere. In boxen 10c and 25c 11 CITY HALL ll H — ™PRINTING CO.M 1 % My Pfkes Are Right-Prompt Service Wrn TXTCiO (Of Harris & Hess, . JL. HJEiOD Attorneys) NOTARY I»l HI.It- Room 700. HK\R*T BUILDING Phone Kearny 231' i Residence Phone West UlB9 "Girls, Shun Tango" Can't Win If Don't "Any woman can make a success of business if she will attend strictly to business." "Midnight suppers combined with the tango, the grizzly bear and other dances of the old boy's vast colony, are not conducive to anything but headaches and empty regrets." "I never belonged to any women's clubs, because I have real work to do." These are paragraphs from Mrs. Emma Summer's ledger, as exhibited at the Palace this morning. Among her friends Mrs. Summer is known as "the Hetty Green of the west," "the oil queen of California" and SOLANO CITY IN MOVING PICTURES Incidents of Big Land Open ing to Be Shown in Por tola Theater The Gaumont weekly picture, num ber 79, portraying in motion the In cidents of the opening of Solano City August 17,- will be shown from Wednesday to Saturday of this week at the Portola theater. The views of California's biggest land opening will be Interesting. There were 1,200 persons in attend ance, 100 automobiles were used to show them over the property and they were served with luncheon in a cir cus tent. The excursion marked the running of the first train north of the straits over the new Oakland, Antloch and Eastern electric line which Is now in full operation between San Francisco and Sacramento. Cured of Cancer by Giving Up Stomach BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 1.1.—, After having his stomach removed R. W. Hastings, 38, who has suffered from cancer for years, returned to his home apparently completely cured. «B d. n. & c. Walter. (Sb co. ■nHHBHHHBHHSHHIHBH Features of Our 55* Anniversary Sale Our tremendous stock of the renowned STICKLEY BROTHERS' quaint "ARTS and CRAFTS" FURNITURE the acknowledged standard is now on sale at ONE QUA R.T It R LESS than our regular low prices NOW while the assortment is complete, is the time to inspect it. • 11l Mil! Mil All Summer Furniture at 25% Less Reed, Willow, Grass and Hickory furniture may be had now at a quarter off former prices. As this is the first UNIVERSAL SALE of Summer Furniture we have held, a tremendous response is expected and early inspection advised. Hill Hill $ III) Many Pieces of Bedroom Furniture have been included at tremendous reductions. 111 l Hill 111 l Our Great Sale of Oriental Rugs ends this week. Although hundreds of rugs have been sold a splendid selection is yet available. mi mil mil Draperies at Nearly "Sensational" Prices Odd pairs of Curtains —single pairs only. $5.50, $6.00 and $7.00 Irish Point Curtains choice at $2.00 $11.00 and $12.00 Clunv Curtains choice at $3.95 $6.00, $7.00 and $8.00 Scrim Curtains choice at $2.20 A number of 40, 45, 50 and 60 cent Cretonnes choice, per yard 25^ Imported 50-inch reversible Taffeta, the $1.50 per yard quality, now Portieres (several colors); regularly $6.50, now $4.95 Stockton and O'Farrell Sts., S. F. £Hf \ )) A > )tf MISSION MONUMENTAL WORKS . „ amaamMmm I IV IKa In ■ Hiii, -- - J- B. McINTYRE IpWB BINDERY CO. Drs. STEELE & STEELE mmm mmß&m*t BOOKBINDERS shaped uo«e*. oiirstamlins earn. ■■ \«lr ».,, pitting*, sngpe.l fare-, wrinkles, double and St I * "V, thick lip*, f reek leu, mole*, superfluous hair. HHF'> . ■■BJ FREE mt t -. a , ... .—„ ss« kpi V »>»•>»,;>. 523-53! clay street l-'ar'afrin «».....»e.| ami the Rlurolers ~f '-■«™JI .. "J"' 1 Kvperlmenters Corrertr.l. HEhS : B K««lmw«ri» Tel. Sutter 10.11; Home ( 1001 rnni»se« Theater Rultdlng. i - ™ 935 MARKET STREET B" 8 ! ; - i m\imM SV San Francisco, Cal. to >" ■jMMHnnnHHHBHHBB 7 >mHH9h6I • "Coal Oil Emma," the last being used only by her most intimate friends. For years Mrs. Summer has been a power in oil operations of the state. She has amassed a big fortune, and she still works, because, as she ex plained this morning, "unless I do. some man will take what I have away from me." She says she doesn't care whether the railroad commission decrees that pipe lines are common carriers, or not; also, she says that If she would she could tell facts that would "pretty nearly 'bust' some oil men now operating on a large scale In southern California." 1,000 VOICES FOR FESTIVAL CHORUS Land Show Vocalists Prepare for Concerts During October At the German House tonight more than 250 members of the great festi val chorus of tnVC'allfornla land show and home industry exhibition will re hearse under direction of Howard Eugene Pratt. Director Pratt Is working with might and main to se cure at least 1,000 voices for the choir, which will be heard in con certs at the show at Eighth and Mar ket streets next month. The competition for the best song expressing the charms of California closes' tonight and all manuscripts intended to compete must be in the mall before midnight so that it will bear the postmark of September 15. A prize of $100 will be awarded the winner. The judges will first consider the verses, then William Carruth will play the music The songs will be judged according to musical and lit erary worth. SLEEPER LOSES $15 William Morris, 619 Connecticut street, reported to the police today that while he was afleep a burglar entered his room last night and stole $15. G.A.R. VETERANS AGAIN INVADE SOUTH But This Time Their Mission Is One of Peace and Friend ship, Not War ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT HELD AT CHATTANOOGA Old Soldiers of the North Are Cordially Welcomed by Men Who Wore Gray CHATTANOOGA, Term., Sept. 15.— Held for the first time in real south ern territory and in proximity to some of the most famous battlefields of the civil war, the forty-seventh an nual national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic was of ficially opened today with a reception at the Hotel Patten. At the reception the veterans who wore the blue were welcomed to Dixie by the citizens of Chattanooga. This second invasion of the "sunny south" evinced a far different spirit than that which actu ated the northerners half a century ago. This time their mission is one of peace and friendship. The old animosities are forgotten, and on the reception committee which welcomed the boys in blue as they arrived from various parts of the country were many men of prominence In the con federate army. The Chattanooga Encampment as sociation has arrarrged for exercises to be held on the battlefield, but the survivors will probably hold their "lovo feast" separate from the pro gram given by the Encampment asso ciation. This association had the pre !lmlnary arrangements in charge. In cluding the proper housing of the vet erans and visitors, who number in the neighborhood of 200.000. The homes of private citizens have been thrown open and most of the visitors had made reservations for rooms five and six weeks in advance. The association has also arranged an elaborate program of entertain ment for the grizzled veterans and their friends. Chief among the events j will be a sham battle between two j regimeijts of United States troops on j the field of "bloody Chicamauga." It is intended to reproduce the battle as closely as possible, and the climav I will come at Snodgrass hill, where, September 20, 1863, the battle raged the fiercest.