July 22, 1909 – “The Matson Navigation Company’s steamer Hilonian, Captain O. Frederickson, arrived early yesterday morning after a fine weather run from Honolulu.
The steamer brought a large cargo, which included big shipment of sugar and green and canned pineapple. Among the passengers on the Hilonian was General Murray, chief of artillery, United States Army. General Murray, who was accompanied by Mrs. Murray end their two daughters and by Captain Callan, his aide, was a passenger from Manila to Honolulu on the transport Sheridan. He stayed over at the Hawaiian port to inspect the island defenses. While here he will take a look over the fortifications of the peninsula. Captain Peter Johnson, the Hilonian’s regular commander, was a passenger on his own ship.
Captain Johnson was seriously injured some weeks ago at Honolulu, when an automobile in which he was riding collided with a streetcar. The automobile was wrecked and all on board more or less hurt. Captain Johnson was thrown for a distance of 20 feet and landed head first on a concrete sidewalk. For several days his life was despaired of, and it was feared he had suffered a fracture at the base of the skull. He fooled the doctors, however, and arrived here yesterday in company with his wife looking little the worse for his accident.
Captain Frederickson will make two more voyages in command of the Hilonian before Captain Johnson returns to active duty.”
U.S. Navy Fleet to Visit San Pedro
July 2, 1913– Los Angeles – “Sixteen warships, the greatest aggregation of Uncle Sam’s navy seen in the Los Angeles harbor since the visit of the great battleship fleet in 1907, will emphasize the reception to be given Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels when he is the guest of the Press Club of Los Angeles at a banquet July 23.
Congressman William D. Stephens wired from Washington today to the effect that the cruisers Raleigh, California and South Dakota will be in the harbor, together with all the available torpedo-boats, torpedo-boat destroyers and other fighting machines. They will remain in the harbor from July 23 until the evening of July 24.
This means that the greatest aggregation of naval officers gathered here since the ‘Big Sixteen’s’ visit will do honor to Secretary Daniels at the Press club’s banquet in the Alexandria hotel.
There will be sixteen commanding officers in addition to Secretary Daniels’ aid, Commander Palmer. Secretary Daniels will be taken on board the cruiser Raleigh to San Diego, leaving hero on the evening of July 24, convoyed by the other ships of the fleet.
The Press Club’s banquet in honor of Secretary Daniels will be one of the most brilliant affairs ever held in Los Angeles and the secretary will leave here only after a program of entertainment such as never was accorded any other official in one day.” (Los Angeles Herald)