Excerpt from United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: The Steamer "Dauntless" Etc;, And Union Transportation Company (a Corporation), Appellants, Vs; Sharon P. Doane, as Administrator of the Estate of John T. Doane, Deceased, Appellee; Transcript of Record That while upon said voyage on the said gasoline launch upon the waters of the Mokelumne river, on the evening of September 14th, 1900, and about eleven o'clock afternoon, the said gasoline launch Dauntless was about one-half mile distant from Central Land ing, on Bouldin Island, and about two and one-half miles distant from Valentine's Landing on the said 'moke lumine river, and was voyaging toward the said Valen tine's Landing with the said John T. Doane in charge of said launch and with a proper and efficient lookout and the regulation lights well set and in good order and burning brightly; that at said time the weather was clear, with little or no wind blowing; that on said voyage the said Doane was accompanied on said gasoline launch Dauntless' 'by one M. Hartigan, who was pres ent for the purpose of assisting said Doane; that said gasoline launch Dauntless, without any fault or neg ligence on her part or on the part of those in charge of her, was, at said time and place, carelessly and nergli' gently run into by the said Steamer Dlauntless, the said steamer then and there striking said gasoline launch Dauntless on her port side about eight feet from the said gasoline launch's stern; that, through, by and in consequence of said collision the said John T. Doane, deceased, lost his life and that death did ensue to said John T. Doane, deceased, through, by and in con sequence of said collision within a few miutes after said collision. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.