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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1906
Ratings of Insurance
San Fram-l-co, A uy. 30 Following
is a list of Ibe insurance corporations
involved in Hip S;i Francisco disas
tor, clas.-illed ncoording to the brst
available information respecting
their adjustment and settlement of
loss claims. In class A, the roll of
honor, the companies mentioned are
not all ''dollar for dollar," in the
strict House of the word. As a mat
ter of fact, it is not believed that
more, than about ; half dozen com
panies on the. list are refus'ng dis
counts where they can get it.
On that account, the so called
dollar for-dollar list has bee ! dis
carded in favor of a list of insurance
companies that, so far as known, are
making straightforward, businesslike
adjustments Kcitlemenbs of the loss
claims presented to them. This list
will be revised from time to time.
Class A- The companies in this class
are credited with fair and honorable
settlements of their San Francisco
North British and Mercantile.
Aetna of Hartford.
Liverpool and London and Globe.
Royal of Liverpool.
Queen of America.
Iltme of New York.
Scottish Union and National.
Northern of London.
Phoenix of London.
Sun of London.
New York Underwriters.
Law Union and Crown.
Union of London.
InsuranceCompany of Norih America
Alliance of Philadelphia.
, Glens Falls.
Phoenix ol Hartford.
Williamsburg City (on policies that
,o not contain the earthquake clause.)
Class B This is the, list ot the
p'barbeis." Their settlements range
from 75 ceuls on the dollar up:
London and Lancashire
State of Liverpool.
American of New Jersey.
Fire Association of Philadelphia.
Phoenix of Brooklyn.
Delaware of Philadelphia.
National of Hartford.
Western of Toronto.
British-American of Now York.
Northwestern Fire and Marine.
Austin of Texas.
Assurance Company of America.
Aachen and Munich.
National Union of Pittsburg.
Globe and Rutgers.
Security of New Haven.
Class C The .companies in this
class offer settlements below 75 cents
ou the dollar.
New Brunswick, 70 cents.
Girard, 70 cents.
Milwaukee Mechanics, 70 cents.
North River, 05 cents.
German of Freeport. lit) cents.
German-National, 00 cents.
American of Philadelphia, 50 cents.
German of Peoria, 50 cents
Nassau, 50 c; nts.
American of Boston, 40 cents.
New York of New York, Hill 3cents.
Dutchess, 30 cents.
Class D Companies on lie v aitir.g
lit. These include thrm that
while denying liability nr.' consider-
ng los3-claims with a view to com-
iromise settlement, (h) those that
refuse to recognize liability and will
not pay one cent, c) those that have
ostponed settlement pending finan
Commercial Union of London,
Commercial Union of New York,
Alliance of London,
Rhine & Moselle,
Nortn German of Hatnhuiv,
North German of New York,
Williamsbi rgh City (on earthquake,
Home, Fire & Marine,
Companies in the hands of a re
Security of Baltimore,
During the past week there has
been u deal of gossip concerning the
nsurance situation. It is common
gossip that Balfour. Guthrie & Co.
are so amazed at the poor showing
made by the old Caledonian Insurance
Jompany of Edinburgh, Scotland,
hat they t.ave demanded an account-
ng of R. C. Christopher, the com
pany's assistant manager, sent out
u re to adjust losses. It is stated,
further, that Balfour, Guthrie & Co.
will shortly cease to be the Pacilic
Coast directors of the Caledonian, in
view oi ecent developments. Also,
t is whispered that the Caledonian
ias stopped pajing losses, and
through its representatives here, has
demanded a respite uut'l September
15 tli. T.ie general talk is that, the
Va paraiso disaster has affected the
Scottish insurance corporation.
A deal of money has been paid out
already by various companies, Gossip
figures it variously at from $75,000,-
000 to 11,000,000.
Begs Jury For
San Francisco, Sept. 13. Attcr
ney Hiram JohnsoD, pleading for the
life of Jacob H. Steinman before a
jury in superior Judge Liawiow s
court yesterday morning, made one
of the most eloquent addresses of his
career, While reviewing the evidence
of his famous case he dwell upon the
conditions of demoralization and ter-
tor existing in San Frcncisco on the
night of April 19th, and begged the
jurors to put themselves in the place
of the defendant, with the cinders of
a burning city flying overhead and a
circlo of strange faces pressing
"You are not going to judge him
in the light that comes through the
windows of this peaceful courtroom,
are your he demanded, "lou are
not going to forget the awful days of
April when you weigh in the balance
the motives of this young man?
"Think of one of your own sons be
ing placed asSteinman was placed
He knew nobody in Columbia square.
He went there, after working Jlike i
dog for hours, almost dead with ex
haustion, on an errand of mercy
Over here leered at him the face of
Meyer Walk. From there looked
Adolph Matzner. From another di
rection he could see F. W. Brown
The prosecution must be in hard case
to be at the necessity of scouring the
jails and perlieus to bring men here
to testify against the defendant.
"Steinman said the people; 'come
with me and we'll get food.' Meyers
objected. Steiman shoved him away,
He told him to get off the ground
Mfyers persisted an .J a'lvanced
threateningly. What would you have
wanted your boy to do, if you have
been a spirit hovenre over him?
Would you not have told him to shoot
just as Steinman 6hot? Remember
it was a choice between his life an
Meyers, between his mother's son and
Meyers' mother's son.
"The District Attoi nev has sneer
ed at the militia. It may be the tlno
t) sneer the militia.
"When there is trouble, it is to
boys like Steinman that you all loot
Any man who attacks thB militia is
the enemy of our poverment. They
wear the same old uniform of blue
which ha? given millions liberty in
the past, and which in April saved
the city from a raging mob. It was
the old uniform of blue which was
worn by this boy.
"The prosection h:is tried to
prove that there was civil govern
ment here rn April 18th nnd 19th.
Of all ttie legal fictions I ever heard
of, this is tho m. st ridiculous. Civil
govei nmi lit. with Garret McEnerney,
whose body God made big enough so
that it could hold his heart, riding
around with the Mayor in anautomo
bile, ordering the oflieers to shoot all
malefactors? Civil governmen, w.th
a committee of citizens seizing all the
authority that there was in San
Francisco, so that you and your
wives and your children might be
saved? Civil government, when Har
i y Mulcrevy had his oflice in his home
and Tom Flinn., the uderBhcriff, was
begging the soldiers to take care of
the prisoners? Civil government,
when Judge Graham, forgetting the
courts, was taking care of Betsey
and the little ones? Civil government,
when we were all shaken to pieces, in
our hearts as well as our possessions?
Gentlemen of the jury, you all know,
as I know, that the only law then
was the law of necessity."
Johnson made on extended defense
of tho Mayor and his famous procla
mation of April 18th, and said that
he would take Garret McEnerney's
pinion r ther th in that of any judge
on the bench. He scored Assistant
District Attorney O'Gara for haviug
belittle Bush, the defense's one legged
"Bush may be little," Kiiid Johnson,
he may be only poor, vagrant, one-
legged drunkard, but he spent his
trength cooking for the hungry t a
time when men's hearts were tried,
nd when the food at Columbia square
was gone, he stumped away, drunken
little vagrant as he was.toiret more.'
Speaking for tho Slate, Attorney
imuel Sh irtrUge said that it was
no time 'for ambition to spread its
'.'I am going to ask you to consider
the time, circumstances, persons, and
th' awful deed which from the btsis
of this case," he said' "then deter
mine your verdict as uou gives you
wisdom and light. I am not calling
on you as bioody as savage men
seeking vegeance. Our Slate does
ot ask thah blond be tuken, because
blood has been shed. It asks that a
citizen bo punished, because he has
broken the law. Once determine that
a soldier may trample the law under
foot, and then, if the Almightty
should visit us with another calamity,
we are lost. Do not let it be said
that, because the city was burning
ou April 18th and 19th, we were with
out the protection of the law."
An adjournment was t&ken. until
this morning, It is probable that
Judge Lawlor will finish charging
the jury tins afternoon and the case
will reach the jury tonight.
han Francisco, Sept. I.i. A new
Palace Hotel, much finer, handsomer
and better than the old, is to be con
structeu upon the site now cov
eted by the ruins of the once famous
Palace Hotel, on Market and
New Montgomery street. " Work has
already commenced in demolishing
the ruins, to make room for the new
structure, which is to be the pride
and boast and glory of Sun Francisco.
This decision was reached at
meetingof the directors of tha Palace
Hotel Company of San Fraccisco,held
yesterday morning at jthe residence
of Colonel J. C. Kirkpatrick, one of
the directors of the corporation and
manager of the hotel. The plans fo
the new hotel are almost completed
and while some features are subject
to alteration, there is no longer an
doubt as to the main plans for the
building submitted by Trowbridge &
They call for a ten-story subslan
tial structure of modern urchitec
ture, with plain fronts, relieved u
intervals by columns, which will give
the structure an attractive appear
anee. The exterior will be surmoun
ed by a promenade gallery, extentin
the entire length and width of th
building, and protruding about si
feet from the walls, which will affor
guests the finest view over the city
and bay. This gallery, with its orna
mental railing, will add much to tho
appearance of the building, which
ccording to the opinion. 'of experts,
ill be one of the handsomest hotel
buildings in the world.
Tha court nnd palm garden, which
ade the old Palace Hotel famous
the world over, will be reproduced in
reater splendor, and one new fea
ture will be added. The new struc
ire is not to cover the entire site of
75 by 343 feet, but the plans leave a
pace open on the Jessie street side
of the hotel, which will be utilized for
palm garden, and will be so ar
angedthat an addition can be built
to the hotel on that ground, whenever
shall be deemed expedient.
The directors at yesterday's meet
g authorized i'resident i red W.
Sharon to enter into a contract with
rchitects Trowbridge and Living-
ton to complete the plans for the
tructute, also to contiact with
Mnhone Bi others of this city to have
the walls of the ruins removed, and
to supervise the constuction of the
:;w building. The wrecking work
has already been commenced. Mean
time the plans for the new building
ill be finished and accepted, as no
time will be lost in beginning the con-
truction of the new hotel, which is
to cost about J3,500,00(), and is to be
completed in one ye.ar.
The Palace Hotel Company of San
Francisco is incorporated for $5,000-
000, and the followiug are its direc
tors: F. W. Sharon, W. F. Herrin,
Will H. Crocker, Colonel J. C. Kirk
paliick, Senator Francis G. New-
inds, Wellington Gregg Jr.
The loss to the Hotel building and
furnishings by the recent fire has
beenadjusted at $1,205,000 on the
uilding and $200,000 on the furni
ture, although the money has not
hi Id Makes Search
For Missing Mother.
San Francisco, Sept. 13. Four
teen-year old Effie Reed,accompanied
y a little sister, went to the Central
Emergency Hospital yesterday after
noon inquiring for her mother, who
has been missing since the fire on
April 18th. The family lived at 79
Stevenson street. Eflie, her molher
nd a boarder, A. J. Rich, were in
the house. While tho mother and
aughter were asleep, the wall of an
adjoining building fell on the house,
wrecking it. Eftie and Kicn were
truck by falling bncks, and were
taken from the ruins of their home
nconscious to the Presidio Hospital.
What happened to Mri; Reed is not
known. The Coroner and Chief of
Police have no record of the case, nor
has any such woman been registered
on the records .of the Emergency
Effie w.-s unconscious far several
days, and after her recovery was
taken to the home of a relative living
at Palo Alto. She is now living with
friend, Mrs. Ellen Bello, of San
Pablo, who accompanied the children
yesterday to this city to begin a
systematic search for the missing
John VV. Reed, father of the chil
dren, is a mining man, and has been
four years in Mexico. Yesterday the
Mexican Consul received a letter
from him inquiring about his family.
Mrs. Reed was 46 years of age, was
of slender build and lied dark hair.
Eureka, September 12. Richard
Perry, 19 years old, fired five shots
at his stepfather, Cavanaugh, at their
home in Ferndale. Three of the
bullets took effect, and one will pro
bably result fatally. Cavanaugh is a
teamster, and when drunk he was in
the habit of going home and beating
his wife and small children. Monday
evening he went home, and in
drunken rage picked up the bady and
threw it toward the ceiling. The
mother remonstrated, and Cavanaugl
proceeded to beat her.
The son took his mother's part. and
Cavanaugh transferred his attention
to Hm. Grabbing a razor, he slashed
the youth on the arm. Continuing
the attack, the youth retreating
managed to secure a pistol and fired
over Cavanaugh s head, hoping to
frighten him. This was without the
desired effect, and he tired again and
again, five shots in all, two entering
Cavanaugh's right breast and one
his arm: There is little hope of his
Portland (Or.), September 12.
Mrs. Nadine Nichols, a San Francisco
divorcee, figures in a sensational
fome to light.
case which has just
She is the woma.i for
whom Bermard O. Velguth, a clerk
in the ofUee of the Portland Gas
Company appropriated for himself
approximately $15,000 of his em
ployes' funds. For the past year Mrs.
Nichols has been living at 204 Perk
street, in this city, and it was because
of infatuation for her that tho young
clerk became a self confessed thief
and is now confined in the City Jail
upon $15,000 bonds.
Love for the woman has existed
since the youth first met her eleven
months ago. It was then that heavy
peculations began from the gas com
pany s office mere "temporary
loans" from the company's funds at
first, but a gigantic theft, in which
there was no hope for redemption
after he had become wholly enmeshed
by tho beauty of the woman he wor-
V elguth, since his arrest Monday
night, has made confession to having
taken $0000 from the company. The
officials, however, say the theft is at
least three times that sum, and may
reach higher. He received $80 a
month and for the past year is known
to have spent on the average $1200
monthly. Throughout the period of
his embezzlement, Velguth has lived
with his sister a.id widowed mother,
At the same time he has maintained
apartments for Mrs. Nichols. Three
weeks ago Velguth purchased a
diamond ring for the woman, which
cost $750. He also bought for her
the most costly gowns and lingerie of
the most expensive make. Account
auts ot the gas company are now
trying to determine the exact amount
of Velguth's peculation. In the mean
time, he refuses to talk of his crime,
and onicials of the company are at
oss to know the exact manner of his
Sedttle, (Wash.), September 12.
Esther Mitchell, who shot and killed principal offices in Boston. It prac
her brother, George, forty eight tically controls the tropical fru'.t
hours after be had been acquitted by
a jury on the charge of murdering
Joshua ' Crtflicld, the Holy Roller
leader, Was reconciled to her two
rothers, Perry and Fred, to day.
They entered the courtroom where
Esther's sanity is being investigated
and the girl threw her arms around
their necks and kissed them effusive
ly. Hitherto she has refused to have
anything to do with either of her
Miss Mitchell and Mrs. Maud Hurt
Creffield, widow of the dead Holy
Roller leader, were examined to dav
as to their sanity and a medical com-
mission will spend several days more
utheinouirv. O. V. Hurt, the father
of Mrs. Creffield, testified to-day and
his wife has been summoned from
Oregon. Profess r Gardner, superin
t.enriont. of tho Hm.' nnA fjii-ia' Aid
Society of Portlaud. told ot Esther
Mitchell's refusal to wear clothing
when taken to the retreat, but would
not sav that she was insane.
Esther Mitchell testified that she
was 18 years old. She asserted that
she had been in Seattle siuce April,
coming here from Oregon, where she
was born. She declared that her
education consisted of a course in the
grammar school. No inquiry was
made as to the crime with which she
Mrs. Creffield testified that she is
?i veur old n nativ nf Tnriianti and
that she had also completed a cram-
mar school course. Her examination
was as meager as that of Esther
San Francisco Sept. 13. The rail
roads are preparing their reports for
the month of August, and no better
indication of the returning prosperity
of San Francisco can ba had. The
freight reports are especially reas
suring. The incoming freight defies
comparison with the same month of
last year, aud has been abnormal on
account of the great demand. The
railroad officials claim that the true
Index to th'e returning business of the
city is the outbound freight
has practically returned to normal
conditions in about five months.
Immediately after the fire the out
going freight fell to an almost insig
nificant figure. By Juno it had pick
ed up and was about half as much'.as
in June last year. In July it was
about two-thirds as much, and in
August it almost eaallued tho records
Lf August, 1905. It is expected that
the reports for September will show
that the outbound freight has resum-
ed normal conditions, and the supre-
macy of San Francisco as a com
mercial, manufacturing and distri
bating center is assured.
The greater bulk of the outbound
freight is slated for interior poi.its in
this State. After the fire, as San
Francisco was demoralized commer-
cially, a good many ot the country
towns had to seek other places to
give their orders. Sacramento, Den-
ver Portland, Los Angeles and other
ities secured a large amount of the
trade that hod passed through San
Francisco before the fire. The freight
reports show that all this trade is
returning to the old channel and San
Francisco will remain the chief dis-
tributing center of the State.
Some of the freight is bound for the
East. Fruit trade is lively, and in-
terest is displayed in the scrap steel
and juDk. The trade in junk has been
somewhat delayed on account of the
edict of the railroads and the Eastern
smelters that all scrap steel and iron
must ba cut up into smaller pieces,
so as to be easily handled, before it
will be received. This has entailed
additional expenses and the junk is
being shipped to local smelters.
Begins Suit For
New York, September 12. A suit
instituted against the United Fruit
Company to day demands damages
in the stupendous amount of $6,000,-
000. The plaintiff is the American
Banana Company, ot Mobile Alaba
ma, which charges that its larger
rival has violated the Sherman anti
trust law and prevented it from en
gaging in the fruit trade as a com
petitor ot the defendant company.
ine naners in the raise wern n prt in
tbe United States Circuit Court
The United Fruit Company is a
New Jersey corporation, with its
busin?ss of the United States; owns
enormous plantations in Cuba, Costa
R'ca, Panama and Jamaica, and
operates several lines of steamers
running to the tropics. Its president
is Andrew W. Preston.
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London, September 12. A great
sensation has been created in society
W ltie eouna crashing administered
10 one 01 the 'ding Peers by a well
"own society man. ine ailair oc
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few das a- The peer was formerly
one of the stewards of the jockey club,
whose name Is well known in America
I m connection with racing ana who
irequeowy sat in judgement upon
American jockeys for alleged mis-
The chastiser was a wealthy ex-
Avmy man "hose beautiful wife is one
01 ine ie8uers 01 ine fcmarl sel- "
asked the racing peer to step Into
tne Granger s room at the Turf Club,
the apartment being empty at the
tirae- The Peer compiled and the
poignant nusoana proceeded to black
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