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WOMEN TO MEET AGAIN
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Enthusiasm in Their Congress
THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE.
Parties of Earnest Women Are
Coming: From Several Towns
In the interior.
To judge from present appearances the
second annual meeting of the Woman's
Congress Association, which opens on
Monday in Golden Gate Hall, will not only
attract numerous women from San Fran
cisco and its vicinity, but will also be the
Mecca of women from all over the State.
Mrs. George T. Gaden, the corresponding
secretary, while discussing the congress,
I am in constant receipt of letters from
women in every part of California. Many of
these ladle* are coming up in parties to attend
the congress. There is a large auxiliary con
gress commitiee, the ladies of which will;
devote themselves to receiving visitors and
giving them any information or assistance they
may require. Mis<- Susan B. Anthony and Rev.
Anna 11. Phaw are traveling together, and the
entire board will meet ihem on Saturday.
I suppose you know that we shall have gen
tlemen among our speakers this year. We
hope to have Governor Budd on our opening
day. and we are assured of the presence of
Mayor js:tro. You «cc our programme is de
voted to "Home," an 3 the subject could not
be thoroughly discussed by half the dwellers
in home only, men must have a voice in the
matter too, if it is nr>t to be one-sided.
From the beginning we have sought to co
opera'e with men, and we have found them
very ready indeed to co-oneratc with us.
The ladies of the reception committee
intend to decorate Golden Gate Hall with
MME. LOUISE SOBBIEB.
natural flowers and palms. They will also
act as ushers, and will wear white badges,
in order that visitors may know at once
I x.pon whom to call, in case they require
• tny information. The reception com
mittee consist* of:
Mrs. Isidore Burns, Mis* Harriet Cooper, Mrs.
Frances E<igerton, Mrs. Nellie B. Eyster, Mrs.
James M. Goewcy, Mrs. E. M. Ferguson, Mrs.
Mary W. Kincaid. Mrs. Dorvills Libby, Mrs. I.
Lowenberg, Mlbs Agnes Manning, Mrs. James
Neall, Misa Jean Parker, Mrs. W. R. Parnell,
Mrs. George E. Sage, Mr*. A. A. Sargent. Mrs.
Irving M. Scott, Sir*. Ella M. Sexton. Mrs.
Louise Humphrey-Smith, Rev. Lila F. Sprague,
Mis. J. L. Tharp. Sirs. John Yule. . I
Mrs. Charlotte Perkins^Stetson, a mem- 1
ber of the executive board, who has re
cently been traveling extensively through
the State, said yesterday :
I have found, all over the coast, so many
women planning and preparing to come to the
congress— intelligent, thinking women. Some
of them were .well-to-do and could come to San
Francisco for a week without difficulty; others
had to save- and plan. I was mainly struck
by the fact that women in the smaller towns
were planning to come, as if to a pilgrimage.
What I consider the great Importance of the
congress is, that it will bring together that
numerous and intelligent class of our citizens
who would never be able to exchange ideas
otherwise- Talk about immigration! Why, I
consider the congress should he! p immensely
to promote it. It is one thing to brag of pum
kins and another to show we have some brains,
but there is more than one way of working to
ward the same end.
Mrs. Stetson added that it would be the
aim of the congress of '95 to show most
fully and carefully the value and influence
of home life— not "as a matter of popular
sentiment hut as a matter of sociological
If Mrs. Gaden and Mrs. Stetson know
how much interest the coming congress
has aroused in the country, Mmc, Louise
Sorbier, who is also a member of the exec
utive board, is enthusiastic over the inter
est that it will excite in San Francisco.
So many of our best women are just looking
forward with impatience to attending the con
gress. To my mind it will do so much good in
educating women to take an interest in the
changes that are taking place in the outside
Many of our mothers, for instance, think it
is almost wrong to take an interest in munici
pal affairs. They do not see that they are
neglecting their families when they are "indif
ferent about having pure food and milk, good
SARAH B. COO2?EK.
drainage and ■well-lighted streets. These are
som* of the subjects that win be discussed at
the coming congress.
LET THE LIGHTS BURN.
The Various Improvement Clnbs Make
a Vigorous Appeal to the Board
The delegates of the Federation of San
Francisco Improvement Clubs held a
special meetine at 35 F.ddy street last even
ing for the purpose of protesting against
the action ol the Board of Supervisors in
shutting off the street lights of the City for
a period of six weeks in order to save
money thereby toward paying other muni
L. A. Hayward, president of the San
Bruno Road Improvement Club, presided.
There was such a unanimity of opinion as
to the disastrous effects of the cutting off
of the lights that it did not take long to
prepare and unanimously pass the follow
Whereas, The Federation of San Francisco
Improvement Clubs is informed that it is the
intention of the honorable Board of Super
visors of the City and County to divert the
money now In the itreet-light fund therefrom
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1895.
and shut off all street lights for the coming six
Resolved, That this federation, representing
many thousands of property-owners ard tax
payers, most earnestly protest against such ac
tion by said Board of Supervisors as without
warrant of law, there being sufficient money
in the street-light fund to pay for street lights,
which money should not be used for any other
purpose, as both the gas-light company and
the electric-light company, under their exist
ing contracts with this City and County, are
alone entitled to compensation from said fund,
and are ready and willing to continue to carry
out the conditibns of said contracts; therefore.
Resolved, That we know it will be dangerous
to both life and limb should our lights be shut
off, subjecting the City and County to liability
of actions for damages in the event of acci
dents caused by withholding the necessary
lights upon streets and roadways; therefore,
Resolved, That the Board of Supervisors be re
quested to reconsider their action of Monday,
May 13, and.continue the street lights.
It was resolved to send a copy of the
resolutions to the Supervisors, and also to
instruct the secretary to communicate with
the chairmen of the various clubs, asfcing
them to use their influence in accordance
with the resolutions.^
THE DIVE AOTBESS MTJEDEB.
Charles S. Inman on Trial for Killing
Judge Wallace and a jury yesterday com
menced the trial of Charles S. Inman, alias
Rice, for the murder of his wife, Cora Rice,
alias Zimmerman, alias Everett, a dive
actress, on March 17 last. Inman cat his
wife's throat at 632J^ Broadway, and ran
downstairs, making no secret of the deed.
Afterward he claimed that he did not
know what he vtas doing and that his
Charlotte Perkins Stetson.
mind was a total blank. The defense will
The jury consists of: Thomas M. Holt,
Gaston E. Bacon, Robert Bragg, H. Kroe
ger. A. D. Spearman, Samuel W est, George
B. Conant, C. M. Smith, Charles L. Hede
mark, Simon Pronty, Angus McLeod and
A. J. Forbes. Thornton Woodbury ap
pears for the defense, and the prosecution
is being conducted by Assistant District
The witnesses so far examined are: Offi
cer G. W. Russell, Deputy Coroner Tyrrell,
Mrs. Mary Smith, Inman's landlady, and
Hazel Donnelly, an actress in a dive where
the Rice woman had been on the night
previous to the murder. She testified that
she had noticed nothing unusual in the
conduct of the two on that occasion.
Trial of the Railroad Strikers
May Never Be Taken
President Knox and John Cassidy
Allowed to Go on Their Own
The 110 indictments against the Oakland
and Sacramento strikers now on file in the
offce of the United States District Court
will probably never be used. The charges
against John Cassidy and John Mayne
vrere, in fact, test cases, and when the
Government failed to secure a conviction
it became almost a certainty that all the
others would be dropped. The trial of the
two strikers mentioned occupied nearly
six months and cost the Government
nearly £20,000. The Attorney-General has
no desire for another such experience,
especially as there is little or no hope of
securing a conviction.
The action of United States District
Attorney Foote in the matter is accepted
as a sure indication of the Government's
intention in the matter. From time to
time strikers under indictment have gone
to him and pointed out that they were act
ually in want, but dare not leave the State
to look for work because of the charges
hanging over them. On this showing the
D istrict Attorney at once nolle prosequied
the charees against them and the men
went free. Those whose indictments have
been dismissed are: Runyon, Mahoney,
Crandell, Riordanand Elliott, all members
of the Oakland branch of the American
Another move in the various cases was
made yesterday. H. A. Knox. president
of the Sacramento branch of the union,
and John Cassidy. who was tried a month
ago, were released on their own recogni
zance. Both the men appeared before Dis
trict Attorney Foote and Knox explained
that he and Cassidy had a good chance to
secure work, but they did not care about
leaving the State in deference to their
bondsmen. The latter were at once exon
erated and the personal bond of the
strikers accepted. It is therefore pretty
generally conceded that any one of the
strikers now under indictment can have
the case against him dismissed if he can
show that the charge hanging over his
head is keeping him from getting work. It
is only a question of a few weeks at the out
side when all the charges will be dismissed
and the strikers' cases taken from the cal
FAIR WILL CASE DELAY.
By Stipulation the Attorney* Postpone
the : Contest for Two -
The matter of the contest to the wills of
the late Senator Fair was yesterday laid
over by Judge Slack for two weeks. The
postponement is the result of a stipulation
among the attorneys, and it is definitely
agreed that the time within which papers
in the case must be filed is extended for all
parties to that day. Attorneys for Charles
Fair state lhat the delay is desired by both
sides to enable the lawyers to perfect their
several oppositions to the different wills.
Seeing the Sights.
John Killain, a farmer from Santa Rosa, who
has been living for a few days at 715 Howard
street, was found in an unconscious condition
on Market street early yesterday morning. He
was taken to the Receiving Hospital, where it
was thought he was suffering from morphine
poisoning. He recovered consciousness and
said he went out the previous night to the
Midway Plaisance on Market street, and after
having several drinks became unconscious, and
believed he had been drugged. He said he had
lost a (20 piece and a watch.
To Santa Cruz Mountains with the
Iroquois Club. Round-trip tickets $1.
Boat leaves foot of Market at 8:45 a. m.
END OF THE ELOPEMENT.
J. Arthur Turner Deserts Mrs.
Jamieson in the City
AS ANTE-IHTFTIAL AGREEMENT.
Her Husband Obtains a Divorce In
the Superior Court by
A default was entered in Judge Dainger
field's court yesterday in the case of
Jamieson vs. Jamieson..
This simple proceeding is the latest link
in a chain of circumstances involving a
romantic elopement, and- ending in the
cowardly desertion by one of the parties to
the elopement of a beautiful and trustful
woman in a strange land.
The story of the elopement from Vic
toria, B. C, in June, 1893, of Mrs. Jamie
son and John Arthur Turner to this City
and their subsequent flight to Mexico City
is still fresh in the mind of the public.
Lulu Gertrude Jamieson is the daughter
of a wealthy father residing at Port
Angeles, Wash. She married -when only
16 Lochiel P. Jamieson in Jefferson County,
Wash., on February 7, 1885. Afterward
they removed to Victoria, B. C, where the
husband became fairly prosperous as a
machinist and accumulated some property.
One day the lovely girl-wife met J.
Arthur Turner, a resident of Victoria, and
her beauty inspired him with longing.
Two or three chauce encounters ensued,
and then Turner betrayed the object of his
fancy and attained a complete ascendency
On the night of July 19, 1893, he com
pelled her to accompany him, and took
her in a boat across the Strait of Jnan de
Fuca to Washington, and thence by steam
to San Francisco. The wires were hot
with messages concerning the intentions
of the despairing husband to punish the
betrayer of his wife, and the local press
took "up the hue and cry. Turner took
fright and fled down the coast to Acapulco,
and thence to the City of Mexico.
Jamieson came down to this city, and
on July 18, 1594. commenced suit for di
vorce from his erring wife. But he has
not hitherto pressed the suit, wishing to
be at first convinced of her being con
i In the meantime, it appears from letters
received from the City of Mexico, the poor
woman has been plunged into the last
depths of despair. As long as John
Arthur Turner's money lasted he was
fairly kind, but it soon began to run short.
Then Turner secured a position in the firm
of T. S. Gore <£, Co., coal, coke and cement
merchants, at a salary of $150 a month.
That was not enough for his expensive
tastes, and he had the efrontery to write
to Mrs. Jamieson 's father in Port Angeles
for more funds, which were supplied. ~
All this time he kept promising mar
riage to the unhappy victim of his unholy
passion. For her, overwhelmed with
shame and completely controlled by a
stronger mind, the only nope was mar
riage. For a long time all her entreaties
were set aside, although there was pros
pect of a child being born to the couple
within a short time.
Finally by a mutual friend an expedient
was found which temporarily satished the
almost frantic desire of the poor girl to be
restored to some measure of recognition by
society. This was a formal agreement be
tween the pair.
The public records in the City of Mexico
show the following unusual covenant:
ANTK-NVPTIAL AGREEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT.
This agreement, made and entered into this
6th day of October, A. D. 1894, by and between
John Arthur Turner, now a resident 01 the
City of Mexico, formerly of Victoria, In the
Province of British Columbia, and Lulu Ger
trude Jamieson, also now a resident of the CHt
of Mexico, formerly of Victoria, in the Province
of British Columbia.
Witnesseth: That the parties hereto, each
being; of the age of 21 years and upward, do
by these presents solemnly and in good faith
covenant and agree to and with each other
that hereafter, to wit, as soon as a decree of
divorce is eranted by the Superior Court of
San Francisco, in the state of California, in the
case of Laughlin P. JamieFon, plaintiff, vs.
Lulu Gertrude Jamieeon, defendant, an action
for divorce having been commenced in said
Superior Court and being now pending, that
the said Lulu Gertrude Jamieson, being duly
qualified by said decree of divorce to marry
the said John Arthur Turner, that they, the
said parties hereto, will marry each other and
become husband and wife and that such mar
riage shall be duly solemnized according to
Witnemeth, furthermore; that the parties
hereto, John Arthur Turner and Lulu Ger
trude Jamieson. have by these presents each
voluntarily and with full knowledge afore
thought made and entered into this agree
ment, and in further evidence of their mutual
good faith do now expressly make oath and
declare that it is their solemn purpose to faith
fully perform the nine in every respect as
hereinbefore set forth.
(Signature), John Arthur Turner.
(Signature), Lulc Gertrude Jamieson.
Then follows a declaration by the parties
that they entered into the "'ante-nuptial
agreement" voluntarily and "with the full
knowledge of the requirements of the
same." To this is appended an affidavit by
William J. Crittenden, Vice and Deputy
Consul-Genera' of the United States at the
City of Mexico, attesting the execution of
the foregoing. The whole record is com
pleted by toe great official seal of the
Attorney L. E. Phillips of this city, who
drew up the agreement, stated last night
that h« was aware that it might not have a
binding effect in law, but relied on the
moral effect such a solemn undertaking
would have on Turner to do something
toward righting the terrible wrong he had
done. That Turner was temporarily af
fected by his obligation to the woman is
shown by the following letter:
Mexico, Oct. 6, 1894.
L. E. Phillipt, San Francisco. Cal.— Dear Sib:
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter
of 2 1st nit., with inclosures.
I was very glad to know that you approved
of myplan, as the first course suggested would
have led to endless delay and expense.
Mrs. Turner and I have to-day signed 'the
ante-nuptial agreement, and had the same wit
nessed and sealed by the United States Consul-
General. I inclose the ante-nuptial agreement
I Hf it is absolutely necessary to employ coun
sel, ot course lam willing to do so. I hnd al
ways, however, imagined that the defendant
could let the case go by default. I would ask
you to kindly let me know what the expense of
counsel would be. I am, as you doubtless know,
not in very affluent circ»mstances.
I have no., as yet, neard from Mr. Massey,
but hope to do so shortly.
Hoping to hear from you that the case will
coon be completed, I remain, yours yery truly,
J. A. TCRSER.
But this remorse on the part of Turner
was soon over. His child was born and
soon died. Its mother, sick and full of
regrets, demanded more of his time and
attention than he cared to bestow. He
was tired of his fancy. Lulu, healthy,
bright and happy, was very different from
Lulu ailing, sad and suspicious.
Turner's father occupied a prominent
position in Victoria and was also a partner
in the London banking-house of Turner,
Beatty <fe Co. He was in constant commu
nication with his son.
One day Turner told his wife he mast go
East for a short time for his health, which
he said was suffering from the Mexican
climate. He declared that he would have
taken his wife had she been able to travel,
but that he would return before long.
In a few days he had met his father in
New York and the two had taken passage
on a swift Atlantic liner for England.
Once arrived in London Turner was en
tered in the banking-house of Turner,
Beatty & Co., and ia now employed there
as a clerk.
Mrs. Jamieson, when she understood
she' had been deserted, friendless and al
most penniless in a strange land, was
• almost distracted. Letters to a friend in
this city intimate that she seriously con
templated suicide, but her own goodjudg
ment and the counsel of friends prevailed
to keep her from the rash act. In her
despair her thoughts turned to her happy
girlhood days in California, where she first
lived. She remembered her adopted
mother in the northern part of this State,
and it is believed that she will soon arrive
in this city en route for a temporary haven
of peace, where she may forget the treach
ery and cold-blooded desertion of the man
to whom she had intrusted the keeping of
Probably the last chapter of the elope
ment romance has yet to be written, and if
the punishment of "the. man may safely be
left to his own accusing conscience rt is
expected that the "woman in the case"
may yet have a happy future in store for
THAT $50,000 PLUM.
A "Sister" of the Late Captain Clark
v Now Want* It.
; The estate ot Captain Clark, who is be
lieved " to ■ have died at sea on the Dagmar,
, and which is valued at about $50,000,' is not
likely to go to the State of California with
out a struggle. i •'•"•, , , : ' •
; Some days, ago there appeared a claim
ant ; from I Medina, Ohio, and Y yesterday
Judge Coffey received another letter from
one who claims even closer kin to the dead
captain. ' The letter reads: . ■-.•■'; '■■'. ■
- v;-V.^--" t HrM^sviLLE, Ala., May 9, 1895.
Administrator : - Seeing ; in • print the sad ac
count of life and death of on« Captain Freder
. ick J. Clark, I wish it to be known by those I in
power that lam his sister.* ' •.''■',. "^^^'
v." I was 4 years of age when he enlisted in the
civil war; only saw him once after, and heard
from him occasionally; then lost • sight alto
ge;her. He was very young at the time-when
he ' enlisted. I have c his . likeness, and Z : . can
. prove my statement concerning him. >. ' •' .
'■• Wishing to hear- from the authorities soon
concerning him and his effects, I subscribe, -
■ .■■'■,— Mrs. C. S. C. Wilkjes.
POTRERO AND VICINITY.
Brick Walls of Miller & Lux's
Dr. Todd Will Brlnar the Railroad-
Avenue Extension Matter Up
The four brick walls of Miller & Lux's
cooler in Butchertown are finished, and
the carpenter is proceeding wjth his por
tion of the work. :
Erwin G. Rudolph of the firm says the
"cooler" is somewhat of an experiment,
but. he expects nothing short of success.
Miller & Lux's cattle are very richly fed
on alfalfa, and the necessity of some cool
ing apparatus is apparent. The cooling
process is done by means of pipes filled
with an hydrated ammonia, the tempera
ture being kept about 50 degrees, unless a
lower one is thought desirable. About
$23,000 will be expended on this adjunct to
Mrs. Hainrich Meissner, who lives in the
Bay View district on Twenty-ninth street,
has been suffering with an aggravated
form of hysteria ever since one of Miller
& Lux' teams collided with an electric-car
on which she was riding on Kentucky
street, near Nevada, last week. Her
physician says he cannot yet tell to what
extent she was injured.
The shock she received has left her in a
distressed condition. Her husband is one
of a settlement of clam-diggers.
The regular driver, John D. Barry, was
not in charge of the team when the acci
dent occurred, Charles L. Taylor having
been substituted for him while he was
enjoying a short visit to Castorville.
Taylor nas the reputation in South San
Francisco and Butchertown of being an
expert with the lines, and has frequently
distinguished himself with an eight-horse
team along rough and muddy roads and in
critical places. He manfully exonerated
the motorman and conductor oi the
electric-car from all blame. It was clearly
a mishap, as one of the lead lines broke
and Taylor had no way to properly manage
Both of the injured horses have had to
be shot. The team had been a rather un
fortunate one. While Gtorge Fairbanks
was driving it, acting as a substitute for
Barry about two years ago, he was killed
in a runaway. Previous to that a man
named Waterman, also driving as a substi
tute, was seriously injured.
An effort will be made by Dr. David B.
Todd to have the matter of the extension
of Railroad avenue to the Five-mile House
brought a^ain before the Board of Super
visors. \V hen the petition for the exten
sion was submitted to the board, it was off
set by protests from property-owners on
two blocks. Now, however, that the six
months' time limit has expired, Dr. Todd
proposes to push the project.
The Market-street Railway Company
would then extend its Kentucky-street and
Railroad Avenue electric line to the Five
mile House, and that would give a com
plete electric railway circuit for the
Potrero, South San Francisco and the Mis
sion. People desiring to enjoy the salu
brity of the bay-side suburbs "could go out
via the Potrero and return via the Twenty
ninth and Mission-street line.
The South San Francisco and Mission
Mail is an exceptionally interesting paper,
devoted to the entire southern portion of
the City. The sons of E. B. Griffiths, an
old newspaper man, for many years con
nected with the Detroit Free Press, con
duct this'journalistic enterprise and cover
the ground pretty well. The Call repro
duces from it the following editorial:
The Half-million Club is a good idea and
will undoubtedly be the means of benefiting
San Francisco to a considerable extent, yet the
first thing that should be done is to make
employment for the many idle workingmen
who are here. Keep the workingmen at work
and hard times will be unheard of, and the
population will soon reach the half-million
■m&Ti. and go still higher.
David W. Todd, a son of Dr. David B.
Todd of South San Francisco, will finish
his course at the Annapolis Naval Academy
this month. He expects to be assigned to
the Olympia, which is to take the place of
the Philadelphia soon at Honolulu and be
come the flacship of the Pacific squadron.
Mr. Todd will enjoy the customary three
months' leave of absence.
The informant of the Call was laboring
under a slight misapprehension yesterday
i when he alluded to the postoffice needs of
South San Francisco. There is a sub
station there at Dr. M. A. McLaughlin's
store, on the corner of Railroad and
Eleventh avenues, which gives very good
satisfaction to the people of that vicinity.
There are between 500 and 600 school
children in South San Francisco who every
winter are compelled to wade througn
mud to reach the school, which is located
on the corner of Fourteenth avenue and
L street. A movement will be started to
have that portion of Fourteenth avenue,
between M and L streets, macadamized
and lined with sidewalks.
GEBMAfI BAPTIST CONFEREtfOE
The First on the Coast Began Its Ses
sion Last Night.
The First German Baptist Conference on
this coast opened in the little church, cor
ner of Seventeenth and Dehone streets,
Rev. W. C. Rabe of Portland, Or.,
preached the opening sermon from Proverbs
xiv — 34: "Righteousness exalteth a nation,
but sin is a reproach to any people."
Among the visiting pastors welcomed by
Rev. H. L. Dietz of the home church were:
Rev. W. C. Rabe of Portland, Or. ; Rev.
Joseph Gronde of Stafford, Or.; Rev. Z. E.
KliewerMof Salem, Or.; Rev. William
Schunke of Bethany, Or, and Rev. Wil
liam Appel of Los Angeles. Pasadena
and Anaheim are represented by letters.
The customary church work will be taken
up by the conference. It covers California
and Oregon, and as yet does not embrace
very many churches. Rev. Joseph Gronde
will preach to-night.
Mark Hopkins Institute of Abt. Only
one more week*
REORGANIZING THE GUARD.
General Dimond Talks of Some
:of the Latest Proposed
Changes. . : : . ;
COMPANIES; TO BE REDUCED.
Governor Budd \yui : Concentrate
and Fully Equip the MUftla ; : ; ; |
" ' • Force. ;:".' : ' . .■'■■'■' '
Major-General Dimond sat in his office
at 202 Market street yesterday ,..alternobn
and talked of the National Guard and his
hopes attending its reorganization accord
ing to provisions of the law enacted by
the last Legislature and the disposition of
Governor Budd, who is commander-in
cnief. ;•-.'•■ .' : . . .
There is much speculation S3 to the pro
posed changes. The. Governor has started
in to revolutionize the entire department,
and being a military officer himself, hav
ing risen from the ranks, the belief is
general that he will succeed in having
three thoroughly equipped brigades. The
reappointment of General Dimond, with
additional honors, and the appointment of
Brigadier-General Warfield have been well
received in military circles.
"It is the idea of the Governor to have
the guard most efficient," said General
Dimond yesterday, "and to that end we
will co-operate with him. He will proba
ably reduce the number of companies
sixty or Jess. The old law limited the
number of companies to sixty-nine in
fantry or artillery, though we have had
seventy companies, artillery and cavalry,
and fourcompanies of the Naval Battalion.
"The Naval Battalion will probably be in
creased to five companies, as their value
was fully shown during the strike at Sac
ramento. The TTnited States Government
furnishes the rifles aad equipment for the
battalion, which is always ready for the
field at the shortest notice.
"The guard generally is in a lamentable
state, ana the Governor means to give a
shaKing up all round. He has tuken a
deep interest and exercised much care in
the work of reorganization. The Governor,
himself thoroughly educated to the needs
of the guard, For "he served for years at
Stockton and rose from the ranks through
his own energy and ability, is certainly a
most competent judge as to the needs of
the State in this respect.
"Our arms are obsolete, and we need
new ones. The men are absolutely with
out overcoats, and should they be called
out for service in winter they would suffer
from exposure. In fact the companies are
not equipped in any particular for service
in the field. Now, the idea is to change
the whole situation, to concentrate and im
prove the force. By reducing the number
of companies the Governor hopes to be
able to equip them from the present ap
"The Governor will also demand a more
rigid examination of candidates by the ex
amining board. Each brigade has an ex
amining board of three officers. In the
past officers coming before the boards
with certificate of election have, it is
thought, been dealt with too leniently in
the matter of examination. The Governor
has taken a pronounced stand on this
point. He will insist on having compe
tent and energetic officers, who will attend
strictly to their duties and see that the
men drill regularly. There will be no fa
voritism, but men "and companies will be
judged on their merits.
"There will probably be a general in
spection, and the companies falling behind
will be mustered out. In this way the
number will be reduced from seventy, as
at present, to under sixty.
'"There has been too much politics in the
guard in the past and much unnecessary
strife engendered. Thus the actual work
of the companies has been neglected. Now,
the Governor, in whose power everything
rests, proposes to exclude all politics for
work — hard, earnest, conscientious work.
'•In the appointment of Brigadier-Gen
eral Warfieid* the Governor has made a
wise selection. He not oniy has a splen
did war record, but he also served in the
New York Guard, and is a man anc* a sol
dier of many and excellent parts. He is
thoroughly acquainted with tne duty 01 a
soldier, which is to obey orders under any
and all circumstances. General Warfieid
will certainly be a valuable acquisition to
the guard, and we will expect much from
DISCUSSED CAR FENDERS.
Manager Vining Answers the Letter
From the Civic Federa
General Manager E. P. Vining of the
Market-street Railway Company has ad
dressed a letter to the committee on safety
of the Civic Federation.
In the course of his letter he states that
the committee has failed to distinguish
the difference between a failure to comply
with the law and a failure to comply with
its interpretation of it. He then treats
of the question of car fenders, a subject on
which he has been interviewed. He states
that such an appliance should be attached
to the front of the car truck, for the reason
that "the car body oscillates and rises and
falls upon its springs much more than the
car truck, and the amount of this oscilla
tion is greatest at the extreme end of the
body; hence, a device attached to, the
iront of tne car body cannot be brought as
close to the pavement as can a similar de
vice attached to the car truck. Further
more, a car comes in every trip to some
one or more points where the truck stands
upon a level grade, while the front of the
car body projects over a rising grade. Any
device attached to the car body must be
raised sufficiently high to clear the pave
ment under such circumstances, which
would be more than one and a half inches,
while for a guard attached to the trucks it
is not necessary to make any such allow
ance. When an accident is imminent the
motorman applies his brakes and the
speed of the car is rapidly reduced, so that
in most ca3es the speed at which the car
would be going at the time that a fender
attached to the car truck reached a person
lying upon the track would not exceed
one-half the rate of speed at which the car
was moving when the front of the car body
reached the same point."
Mr. Vining says further that it is only
because of tne greater safety of the single
truck cars on the heavy grades that, these
are used, and that it would have been
fairer if the committee had mentioned the
numerous instances where the company
goes further than the Jaw requires in its
effort to protect human life and limb.
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